Cadillac Escalade: Brakes - Vehicle Checks - Vehicle Care - Cadillac Escalade Owner's ManualCadillac Escalade: Brakes

This vehicle has disc brakes. Disc brake pads have built-in wear indicators that make a high-pitched warning sound when the brake pads are worn and new pads are needed. The sound can come and go or be heard all the time the vehicle is moving, except when applying the brake pedal firmly.

WARNING WARNING

The brake wear warning sound means that soon the brakes will not work well. That could lead to a crash. When the brake wear warning sound is heard, have the vehicle serviced.

Notice: Continuing to drive with worn-out brake pads could result in costly brake repair.

Some driving conditions or climates can cause a brake squeal when the brakes are first applied or lightly applied. This does not mean something is wrong with the brakes.

Properly torqued wheel nuts are necessary to help prevent brake pulsation. When tires are rotated, inspect brake pads for wear and evenly tighten wheel nuts in the proper sequence to torque specifications in Capacities and Specifications  .

Brake linings should always be replaced as complete axle sets.

Adding Washer Fluid
The vehicle has a low washer fluid message on the DIC that comes on when the washer fluid is low. The message is displayed for 15 seconds at the start of each ignition cycle. When the WASHER FLUID L ...

Brake Pedal Travel
See your dealer if the brake pedal does not return to normal height, or if there is a rapid increase in pedal travel. This could be a sign that brake service might be required. ...

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Tow/Haul Mode
Pressing this button at the end of the shift lever turns on and off the tow/haul mode. This indicator light on the instrument panel cluster comes on when the tow/haul mode is on. Tow/Haul is a ...

Defrosting the windshield
You can use this function to defrost the windshield or to defrost the inside of the windshield and the side windows. You should only select the defrosting function until the windshield is clear ...

Power Assist Steps
The vehicle may have power assist steps. To enable or disable the power assist steps push . The power assist steps automatically extend from beneath the vehicle on the side in which the door has ...