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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    Setting climate control to automatic
    WARNING   If you switch off the cooling function, the vehicle will not be cooled when weather conditions are warm. The windows can fog up more quickly. Window fogging may impair visibil ...

    Adaptive front lighting system (Amber)
    Illuminates when there is a system fault. The headlamps will still operate, but without this feature operating correctly. Seek qualified assistance as soon as possible. ...

    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 lif ...