Cadillac Escalade: Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out - If the Vehicle Is Stuck - Driving Information - Driving and Operating - Cadillac Escalade Owner's ManualCadillac Escalade: Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out

Turn the steering wheel left and right to clear the area around the front wheels. Turn off any traction or stability system. Shift back and forth between R (Reverse) and a forward gear, spinning the wheels as little as possible. To prevent transmission wear, wait until the wheels stop spinning before shifting gears. Release the accelerator pedal while shifting, and press lightly on the accelerator pedal when the transmission is in gear. Slowly spinning the wheels in the forward and reverse directions causes a rocking motion that could free the vehicle. If that does not get the vehicle out after a few tries, it might need to be towed out. Recovery hooks can be used, if the vehicle has them. If the vehicle does need to be towed out, see Towing the Vehicle  .

    If the Vehicle Is Stuck
    Slowly and cautiously spin the wheels to free the vehicle when stuck in sand, mud, ice, or snow. See “Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out” later in this section. If the vehicle has a traction sys ...

    Recovery Hooks
    WARNING Never pull on recovery hooks from the side. The hooks could break and you and others could be injured. When using recovery hooks, always pull the vehicle straight out. Notice: Never ...

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    Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
    The tires and wheels were aligned and balanced at the factory to provide the longest tire life and best overall performance. Adjustments to wheel alignment and tire balancing will not be necessary ...

    Changing a wheel
    Flat tire The "Roadside Assistance" section contains information and notes on how to deal with a flat tire. It also provides instructions on changing a wheel or mounting the spare wheel/ ...

    Last 10 option
    Allows view of the last 10 calls made, received or missed. Note: The vehicle will display the list in the order the calls were recorded. If this information is not available, they will be displayed ...