Cadillac Escalade: Power Liftgate Operation - Liftgate - Doors - Keys, Doors, and Windows - Cadillac Escalade Owner's ManualCadillac Escalade: Power Liftgate Operation

On vehicles with a power liftgate, the switch is on the overhead console.

The vehicle must be in P (Park) to use the power feature. The taillamps will flash and a chime will sound when the power liftgate moves.

WARNING WARNING

Exhaust gases can enter the vehicle if it is driven with the liftgate, trunk/hatch open, or with any objects that pass through the seal between the body and the trunk/hatch or liftgate. Engine exhaust contains Carbon Monoxide (CO) which cannot be seen or smelled. It can cause unconsciousness and even death.

If the vehicle must be driven with the liftgate, or trunk/hatch open:

  • Close all of the windows.
  • Fully open the air outlets on or under the instrument panel.
  • Adjust the Climate Control system to a setting that brings in only outside air and set the fan speed to the highest setting. See Climate Control System in the Index.
  • If the vehicle is equipped with a power liftgate, disable the power liftgate function.

For more information about carbon monoxide, see Engine Exhaust  .

There are several ways to open and close the power liftgate:

  • Press and hold8on the RKEtransmitter until the liftgate starts moving.
  • Press8on the overhead console.
  • Presslon the bottom of the liftgate next to the latch to close. Pressing a second time while the liftgate is moving reverses the direction.

To disable the power liftgate function, press OFFon the liftgate switch.

The power liftgate may be temporarily disabled under extreme temperatures, or under low battery conditions. If this occurs, the liftgate can still be operated manually.

If the transmission is shifted out of P (Park) while the power function is in progress, the liftgate power function will continue to completion.

If the transmission is shifted out of P (Park) and the vehicle accelerates before the power liftgate latches closed, the liftgate may reverse to the open position. Cargo could fall out of the vehicle. Always make sure the power liftgate is closed and latched before driving away.

If the liftgate is opened using power operation and the liftgate support struts have lost pressure, the turn signals flash and a chime will sound. The liftgate stays open temporarily, and then slowly closes. See a dealer for service before using the liftgate.

    Manual Liftgate Operation
    To unlock the liftgate, press on the power door lock switch or press on the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmittertwice, see Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation  . Press the touch p ...

    Obstacle Detection Features
    If the liftgate encounters an obstacle during a power open or close cycle, a warning chime will sound and the liftgate will automatically reverse direction to the full closed or open position. After ...

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