Cadillac Escalade: Shifting out of Park - Starting and Operating - Driving and Operating - Cadillac Escalade Owner's ManualCadillac Escalade: Shifting out of Park

This vehicle is equipped with an electronic shift lock release system. The shift lock release is designed to:

  • Prevent ignition key removal unless the shift lever is in P (Park) with the shift lever button fully released.
  • Prevent movement of the shift lever out of P (Park), unless the ignition is in ON/RUN or ACC/ ACCESSORY and the regular brake pedal is applied.

The shift lock release is always functional except in the case of an uncharged or low voltage (less than 9 volt) battery.

If the vehicle has an uncharged battery or a battery with low voltage, try charging or jump starting the battery. See Jump Starting   for more information. To shift out of P (Park) use the following:

1. Apply the brake pedal.

2. Move the shift lever to the desired position.

If you still are unable to shift out of P (Park):

1. Ease the pressure on the shift lever.

2. While holding down the brake pedal, press the shift lever all the way into P (Park).

3. Move the shift lever to the desired position.

If you are still having a problem shifting, then have the vehicle serviced soon.

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