Cadillac Escalade: How the System Works - Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA) - Object Detection Systems - Driving and Operating - Cadillac Escalade Owner's ManualCadillac Escalade: How the System Works

The SBZA symbol lights up in the side mirrors when the system detects a vehicle in the side blind zone, indicating it may be unsafe to change lanes. Before making a lane change, check the SBZA display, check all mirrors, glance over your shoulder, and use the turn signals.

When the vehicle is started, both outside mirror SBZA displays will briefly come

When the vehicle is started, both outside mirror SBZA displays will briefly come on to indicate the system is operating. When the vehicle is moving forward, the left or right side mirror display will light up if a vehicle is detected in that blind zone. If the turn signal is activated and a vehicle is also detected on the same side, the display will flash to give you extra warning not to change lanes.

At speeds greater then 32 km/h (20 mph), SBZA displays may come on when approaching or passing other vehicles. SBZA displays may come on when a passed vehicle remains in or drops back into the detection zone. SBZA can be disabled through the Driver Information Center (DIC). See Driver Information Center (DIC)  . If SBZA is disabled by the driver, the SBZA mirror displays will not light up.

    SBZA Detection Zones
    The SBZA sensor covers a zone of approximately one lane over from both sides of the vehicle, 3.5m (11 ft). This zone starts at each side mirror and goes back approximately 5.0m(16 ft). The height ...

    When the System Does Not Seem To Work Properly
    Missed alerts can occur under normal circumstances and will increase in wet conditions. The system does not need to be serviced. SBZA is designed to ignore stationary objects; however, the system ma ...

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    Storing and maintaining the currentspeed
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    Safety Locks
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    HDC operation
    With HDC engaged, the speed of descent can be altered using the cruise control steering wheel switches, as follows: • To increase speed press and hold the + switch (2) until the desired speed ...