Cadillac Escalade: Continuous Damping Control (CDC) - Ride Control Systems - Driving and Operating - Cadillac Escalade Owner's ManualCadillac Escalade: Continuous Damping Control (CDC)

This vehicle may have a continuous damping control system called Autoride® or MagneRide™. With this feature, improved vehicle ride and handling is provided under a variety of passenger and loading conditions.

Autoride and MagneRide are fully automatic and use a computer controller to continuously monitor vehicle speed, wheel to body position, lift/dive and steering position of the vehicle. The controller then sends signals to each shock absorber to independently adjust the damping level to provide the optimum vehicle ride.

Autoride and MagneRide also interact with the tow/haul mode that, when activated, will provide additional control of the shock absorbers. This additional control results in better ride and handling characteristics when the vehicle is loaded or towing a trailer. See “Tow/ Haul Mode” under Trailer Towing   for more information.

    Road Sensing Suspension
    The Road Sensing Suspension (RSS) feature provides superior vehicle ride and handling under a variety of passenger and loading conditions. The system is fully automatic and uses a computer controlle ...

    Automatic Level Control
    The automatic level control rear suspension is available on light-duty vehicles and comes as a part of the Continuous Damping Control (CDC) suspension, if equipped. This type of level control is ful ...

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    Low range (green)
    Illuminates when Low range has been selected.   ...

    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 o ...