Cadillac Escalade: Driving in Water - Off-Road Driving - Driving Information - Driving and Operating - Cadillac Escalade Owner's ManualCadillac Escalade: Driving in Water

WARNING WARNING

Driving through rushing water can be dangerous. Deep water can sweep your vehicle downstream and you and your passengers could drown. If it is only shallow water, it can still wash away the ground from under your tires. Traction could be lost, and the vehicle could roll over. Do not drive through rushing water.

Notice: Do not drive through standing water if it is deep enough to cover the wheel hubs, axles or exhaust pipe. Deep water can damage the axle and other vehicle parts.

If the standing water is not too deep, drive slowly through it. At faster speeds, water splashes on the ignition system and the vehicle can stall. Stalling can also occur if you get the exhaust pipe under water. While the exhaust pipe is under water, you will not be able to start the engine. When going through water, the brakes get wet, and it might take longer to stop. See Driving on Wet Roads  .

    Driving in Mud, Sand, Snow, or Ice
    Use a low gear when driving in mud – the deeper the mud, the lower the gear. Keep the vehicle moving to avoid getting stuck. Traction changes when driving on sand. On loose sand, such as on beache ...

    After Off-Road Driving
    Remove any brush or debris that has collected on the underbody or chassis, or under the hood. These accumulations can be a fire hazard. After operation in mud or sand, have the brake linings cleaned ...

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    Airbag System Check
    The airbag system does not need regularly scheduled maintenance or replacement. Make sure the airbag readiness light is working. See Airbag Readiness Light  . Notice: If an airbag covering is ...

    Playing a portable device
    If you are using a USB mass storage device or approved iPod, you can control playback using the touch screen controls. If you are using a Bluetooth® device, you can control playback using the touc ...

    Compressed Audio or Mixed Mode Discs
    The radio can play discs that contain both uncompressed CD audio and MP3/WMA files. If both formats are on the disc, the radio plays both file formats in the order in which they were recorded to t ...