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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    Shifting Into Park
    WARNING It can be dangerous to get out of the vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in P (Park) with the parking brake firmly set. The vehicle can roll. If you have left the engine running, the ...

    Rear Window Defogger
    The rear window defogger uses a warming grid to remove fog from the rear window. (Rear Window Defogger): Press to turn the rear window defogger on or off. It automatically turns off after it has b ...

    Unlocking the vehicle
    WARNING To prevent accidental or unauthorized operation, never leave the Smart Key unattended in the vehicle. Never leave children or animals unattended in the vehicle. The vehicle can be ...