Cadillac Escalade: Braking in Emergencies - Antilock Brake System (ABS) - Brakes - Driving and Operating - Cadillac Escalade Owner's ManualCadillac Escalade: Braking in Emergencies

ABS allows the driver to steer and brake at the same time. In many emergencies, steering can help more than even the very best braking.

    Using ABS
    Do not pump the brakes. Just hold the brake pedal down firmly and let ABS work. You might hear the ABS pump or motor operating and feel the brake pedal pulsate, but this is normal. ...

    Parking Brake
    Set the parking brake by holding the regular brake pedal down, then pushing down the parking brake pedal. If the ignition is on, the brake system warning light will come on. See Brake System Warn ...

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    Manual Mode
    Driver Shift Control (DSC) The vehicle has Driver Shift Control (DSC). DSC controls the vehicle's transmission and vehicle speed while driving down hill or towing a trailer by allowing you to ...

    Hill descent
    With Hill Descent Control (HDC) selected in either automatic, Sport or CommandShift modes, a low gear will be selected and maintained to provide maximum engine braking. Should the gear lever be mo ...

    Using cruise control
    Note: Cruise control is not available when using Hill Descent Control or when a Terrain Response special program has been selected. Note: Do not use cruise control when driving off-road. Note: Do ...