2002 Cadillac Escalade Owner's Manual

2002 Cadillac Escalade owners manual
Year:
2002
Make:
Cadillac
Model:
Escalade
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3.18 MB

Table of Contents

2002 Cadillac Escalade Owner's Manual
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24-hour Roadside Assistance
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Copyright General Motors Corp. 2000
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Table of Contents:
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1. Seats and Restraint Systems
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2. Features and Controls
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3. Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
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4. Your Driving and the Road
5
5. Problems on the Road
5
6. Service and Apperance Care
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7. Maintenance Schedule
6
8. Customer Assistance Information
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For Canadian Owners Who Prefer a French Language Manual:
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How to Use this Manual
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Safety Warnings and Symbols
9
Vehicle Damage Warnings
10
Vehicle Symbols
10
Service Station Guide
12
Section 1 Seats and Restraint Systems
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Seats and Seat Controls
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Power Seats
14
Reclining Front Seatbacks
14
Power Lumbar Control
16
Memory Seat and Memory Mirrors
16
Memory Seat Exit
17
Keyless Entry Transmitter Seat and Mirror Memory Recall
18
Heated Front Seats
18
Head Restraints
19
Rear Seats
20
Reclining Rear (Second Row) Seats
20
Folding Rear (Second Row) Seats
20
Returning the Seats to an Upright Position
21
Rear Seat (Second Row) Armrest
22
Entry/ Exit to/ from the Third Row Seat
22
Folding the Third Row Seat
23
Returning the Seat(s) to an Upright Position
23
Tilting the Third Row Seat
24
Removing the Third Row Seats
25
Replacing the Rear Seats
27
Heated Rear Seats (2nd Row)
28
Safety Belts: They re for Everyone
28
Why Safety Belts Work
30
Here Are Questions Many People Ask About Safety Belts -- and the Answers
33
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
34
Adults
34
Driver Position
34
Lap-Shoulder Belt
34
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
40
Right Front Passenger Position
41
Supplemental Restraint Systems (SRS)
41
How the Air Bag Systems Work
44
Where are the air bags?
44
When should an air bag inflate?
46
What makes an air bag inflate?
47
How does an air bag restrain?
47
What will you see after an air bag inflates?
47
Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
49
Adding Equipment to Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
49
Rear Seat Passengers
50
Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions
50
Lap-Shoulder Belt
50
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
52
Center Passenger Position
55
Lap Belt
55
Children
56
Infants and Young Children
56
Restraint Systems for Children
60
Where to Put the Restraint
63
Top Strap
64
Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
65
Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System
68
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position
68
Securing a Child Restraint in a Center Rear Seat Position
71
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
73
Older Children
76
Safety Belt Extender
79
Checking Your Restraint Systems
79
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
79
Section 2 Features and Controls
80
Windows
81
Power Windows
82
Express- Down Window
82
Rear Window Lockout
82
Keys
83
Door Locks
85
Power Door Locks
86
Lockout Prevention
87
Child Security Locks
87
Keyless Entry System
87
Operation
88
Remote Panic Alarm
89
OnStar Alarm Auto-Notification (If Equipped)
89
Recalling Seat and Mirror Memory Settings
89
Matching Transmitter(s) to Your Vehicle
89
Battery Replacement
89
Liftgate/Liftglass
91
Theft
92
Key in the Ignition
92
Parking at Night
92
Parking Lots
92
Content Theft-Deterrent
93
Testing the Alarm
94
Passlock
94
New Vehicle Break-In
95
Ignition Positions
95
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
96
Starting Your Engine
96
Engine Coolant Heater (If Equipped)
98
To Use the Engine Coolant Heater
98
Automatic Transmission Operation
99
Tow/Haul Mode Button
102
Parking Brake
103
Shifting Into PARK (P)
104
Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running
105
Torque Lock
106
Shifting Out of PARK (P)
106
Parking Over Things That Burn
107
Engine Exhaust
107
Running Your Engine While You re Parked
108
Autoride
109
Locking Rear Axle
109
Horn
109
Tilt Wheel
109
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
110
Turn and Lane Change Signals
110
Turn Signal On Chime
111
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
111
Flash-To-Pass Feature
111
Windshield Wipers
111
Windshield Washer
112
Rear Window Washer/Wiper
112
Cruise Control
113
Setting Cruise Control
114
Resuming a Set Speed
114
Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control
115
Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control
115
Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control
115
Using Cruise Control on Hills
115
Ending Cruise Control
115
Erasing Speed Memory
115
Exterior Lamps
116
Automatic Headlamp System
117
Lamps On Reminder
118
Puddle Lamps
118
Daytime Running Lamps
118
Fog Lamps
120
Interior Lamps
120
Instrument Panel Intensity Control
120
Exit Lighting
120
Illuminated Entry
121
Front Reading Lamps
121
Dome Lamps
122
Battery Run-Down Protection
122
Mirrors
122
Electrochromic Inside Rearview Mirror with Compass and Temperature Display
122
Temperature Display
123
Electrochromic Mirror Operation
123
Compass Operation
124
Compass Calibration
124
Compass Variance
124
Electric Outside Rearview Mirrors (Heated)
125
Curb View Assist Mirror
126
Driver s Outside Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
126
Power Folding Mirrors
127
Convex Outside Mirror
127
Storage Compartments
128
Glove Box
128
Center Console Storage Area
128
Center Console Storage Area Access Door
129
Rear Storage Compartment
130
Rear Armrest/Storage Compartment
130
Cupholders
130
Cargo Security Shade
131
Cargo Tie Downs
132
Convenience Net
132
Luggage Carrier
132
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
134
Front Ashtray
134
Accessory Power Outlets
135
Analog Clock
136
Sun Visors
136
Illuminated Visor Vanity Mirror
136
OnStar System (If Equipped)
137
Safety and Security Services
138
Premium Services (Includes Safety and Security Services)
139
OnStar System Limitations
139
Sunroof (If Equipped)
140
HomeLink Transmitter
141
Programming the HomeLink Transmitter
142
Training a Garage Opener with a Rolling Code Feature (If Equipped)
143
Canadian Programming
144
Operating the HomeLink Transmitter
144
Erasing Channels
144
Resetting Defaults
144
Accessories
144
The Instrument Panel - Your Information System
145
Instrument Panel Cluster
147
Speedometer and Odometer
148
Trip Odometer
148
Engine Hour Meter Display
148
Tachometer
148
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
148
Safety Belt Reminder Light
149
Air Bag Readiness Light
149
Voltmeter
150
Brake System Warning Light
151
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
152
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
153
Transmission Temperature Gage
153
Low Traction Light (If Equipped)
155
Traction Off Light (If Equipped)
155
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Service Engine Soon Light in the United States or Check Engine Light in Canada)
156
If the Light Is Flashing
158
If the Light Is On Steady
158
Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Programs
159
Oil Pressure Gage
160
Cruise Light
161
Tow/Haul Light
161
Fuel Gage
161
Message Center
162
Battery Message
162
TRANS FLUID HOT Message
163
TRANS HOT...IDLE ENGINE Message
164
LOW COOLANT Message
165
CHECK COOLANT TEMP Message
165
ENGINE OVERHEATED Message
165
REDUCED ENGINE POWER Message
165
CHECK ENG OIL PRESSURE Message
166
CHECK ENG OIL Message
166
CHANGE ENGINE OIL Message
167
SECURITY Message
167
LOW WASHER FLUID Message
167
SERVICE RIDE CONTROL Message
167
CARGO DOOR AJAR Message
168
LOW FUEL Message
168
SERVICE STABILITY SYSTEM Message
168
STABILITY SYSTEM ACTIVE Message
169
STABILITY SYSTEM LIMITED Message
169
STABILITY SYSTEM DISABLED Message
170
Secondary Information Center (SIC)
170
Fuel
170
Trip
171
Personal Trip Computer and Business Trip Computer
171
Timer
171
Vehicle History Last 15 Days
171
Annual Mileage
172
Menu
172
Automatic Door Lock
172
Automatic Door Unlock
173
Remote Lock Feedback
173
Remote Unlock Feedback
173
Headlamp Delay
173
Perimeter Lamps
173
Seat and Mirror Recall
174
Exit Position of Seat
174
Mirror Reverse Tilt
174
Alarm Warning
174
Language
175
Display Units
175
Day/Date/Time
175
Language and Personalization Reset
175
Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist (URPA)
176
How the System Works
176
Section 3 Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
178
Comfort Controls
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Electronic Climate Control System
179
Fan Knob
179
Temperature Knob
179
Mode Knob - Automatic Operation
180
Mode Knob - Manual Operation
181
Rear Air Conditioning and Rear Heater (With Sunroof)
182
Rear Air Conditioning and Heating Systems with Electronic Climate Control System (Without Sunroof)
183
Air Conditioning
184
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
184
Heating
184
Defogging and Defrosting
185
Rear Window Defogger
185
Ventilation System
186
Ventilation Tips
187
Audio Systems
187
AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player (Bose)
188
Playing the Radio
188
Finding a Station
189
Setting Preset Stations
189
Setting the Tone
190
Adjusting the Speakers
190
Playing a Cassette Tape
190
CD Adapter Kits
192
Rear Seat Audio (RSA)
192
Compact Disc Changer
194
Compact Disc Changer Errors
197
Theft-Deterrent Feature
197
Activating the Theft- Deterrent Feature
197
Unlocking the Theft- Deterrent Feature After a Power Loss
198
Disabling the Theft- Deterrent Feature
198
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
199
Understanding Radio Reception
200
AM
200
FM Stereo
200
Tips About Your Audio System
200
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
201
Care of Your Compact Discs
203
Care of Your Compact Disc Changer
203
Diversity Antenna System
203
Section 4 Your Driving and the Road
204
Defensive Driving
205
Drunken Driving
206
Control of a Vehicle
209
Braking
209
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
210
Using Anti- Lock
212
Braking in Emergencies
212
Traction Control System (TCS) (2- Wheel Drive)
212
Stabilitrak System (All- Wheel Drive)
214
Steering
215
Power Steering
215
Speed- Sensitive Steering
215
Steering Tips
216
Driving on Curves
216
Steering in Emergencies
217
Off-Road Recovery
218
Passing
218
Loss of Control
220
Skidding
220
Operating Your All-Wheel-Drive Vehicle Off Paved Roads
221
Before You Go Off-Roading
221
Loading Your Vehicle for Off-Road Driving
221
Environmental Concerns
222
Traveling to Remote Areas
223
Getting Familiar with Off-Road Driving
223
Scanning the Terrain
224
Driving on Off-Road Hills
225
Approaching a Hill
225
Driving Uphill
226
Driving Downhill
228
Driving Across an Incline
230
Stalling on an Incline
231
Driving in Mud, Sand, Snow or Ice
232
Driving in Water
232
After Off-Road Driving
233
Driving at Night
234
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
235
Hydroplaning
237
Driving Through Deep Standing Water
237
Driving Through Flowing Water
238
Some Other Rainy Weather Tips
238
City Driving
239
Freeway Driving
240
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
241
Highway Hypnosis
242
Hill and Mountain Roads
242
Winter Driving
244
Driving on Snow or Ice
245
If You re Caught in a Blizzard
246
Recreational Vehicle Towing
248
Dinghy Towing (Two-Wheel Drive Vehicles Only)
249
Dolly Towing (Two-Wheel Drive Vehicles Only)
250
Loading Your Vehicle
251
Level Control
253
Towing a Trailer
253
If You Do Decide To Pull A Trailer
254
Tow/Haul Mode
255
Weight of the Trailer
256
Weight of the Trailer Tongue
256
Total Weight on Your Vehicle s Tires
257
Hitches
257
Safety Chains
258
Trailer Brakes
258
Driving with a Trailer
259
Following Distance
260
Passing
260
Backing Up
260
Making Turns
260
Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer
261
Driving On Grades
261
Parking on Hills
262
When You Are Ready to Leave After Parking on a Hill
262
Maintenance When Trailer Towing
262
Trailer Wiring Harness
263
Heavy-Duty Trailer Wiring Package
263
Instrument Panel Jumper Wiring Harness
264
Four Wire Trailer Harness Adapter
264
Section 5 Problems on the Road
265
Hazard Warning Flashers
266
Other Warning Devices
266
Jump Starting
267
Towing Your Vehicle
273
Engine Overheating
273
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
273
If Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
274
If No Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
275
Cooling System
276
How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Surge Tank
278
Engine Fan Noise
283
If a Tire Goes Flat
283
Changing a Flat Tire
284
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
285
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
289
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
295
If You re Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
299
Rocking Your Vehicle To Get It Out
300
Using the Recovery Hooks
300
Section 6 Service and Appearance Care
302
Service
303
Doing Your Own Service Work
303
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
304
Fuel
304
Gasoline Octane
304
Gasoline Specifications
305
California Fuel
305
Additives
306
Fuels in Foreign Countries
306
Filling Your Tank
307
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
309
Checking Things Under the Hood
309
Hood Release
310
Engine Compartment Overview
311
Engine Oil
312
Checking Engine Oil
313
When to Add Engine Oil
314
What Kind of Engine Oil to Use
315
Engine Oil Additives
316
When to Change Engine Oil
316
How to Reset the CHANGE ENGINE OIL Message
317
What to Do with Used Oil
317
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
318
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
320
Automatic Transmission Fluid
321
When to Check and Change
321
How to Check
321
Checking the Fluid Level
322
How to Add Fluid
324
Rear Axle
325
When to Check Lubricant
325
How to Check Lubricant
325
What to Use
325
All-Wheel Drive
325
Transfer Case
325
When to Check Lubricant
325
How to Check Lubricant
326
What to Use
326
Front Axle
326
When to Check and Change Lubricant
326
How to Check Lubricant
327
What to Use
327
Engine Coolant
328
What to Use
329
Checking Coolant
330
Adding Coolant
331
Power Steering Fluid
331
When to Check Power Steering Fluid
332
How to Check Power Steering Fluid
332
What to Use
332
Windshield Washer Fluid
332
What to Use
332
Adding Washer Fluid
333
Brakes
334
Brake Fluid
334
Checking Brake Fluid
335
What to Add
335
Brake Wear
336
Brake Pedal Travel
337
Brake Adjustment
337
Replacing Brake System Parts
337
Battery
337
Vehicle Storage
338
Bulb Replacement
338
Headlamp Aiming
342
Headlamp Horizontal Aiming
344
Headlamp Vertical Aiming
344
Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker and Daytime Running Lamps
347
Center High Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL)
347
Taillamps
348
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
349
Tires
350
Inflation -- Tire Pressure
351
When to Check
351
How to Check
351
Tire Inspection and Rotation
352
When It s Time for New Tires
353
Buying New Tires
354
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
355
Treadwear
355
Traction -- AA, A, B, C
355
Temperature -- A, B, C
356
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
356
Wheel Replacement
357
Used Replacement Wheels
358
Tire Chains
358
Appearance Care
359
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
359
Cleaning of Fabric/Carpet
359
Cleaning Vinyl
360
Cleaning Leather
360
Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel
360
Cleaning Interior Plastic Components
360
Cleaning Wood Panels
360
Cleaning Speaker Covers
360
Care of Safety Belts
361
Cleaning Glass Surfaces
361
Cleaning the Outside of the Windshield, Backglass and Wiper Blades
362
Weatherstrips
362
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
362
Washing Your Vehicle
362
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
363
Finish Care
363
Protecting Exterior Bright Metal Parts
363
Cleaning Aluminum or Chrome- Plated Wheels
364
Cleaning Tires
364
Sheet Metal Damage
364
Finish Damage
365
Underbody Maintenance
365
Chemical Paint Spotting
365
GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
366
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
367
Engine Identification
367
Service Parts Identification Label
367
Electrical System
368
Add-On Electrical Equipment
368
Windshield Wipers
368
Power Windows and Other Power Options
368
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
368
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
369
Center Instrument Panel Fuse Block
371
Underhood Fuse Block
372
Replacement Bulbs*
376
Capacities and Specifications
377
Wheels and Tires
377
Cooling System Capacity
377
Crankcase Capacity
377
Fuel Tank Capacity
377
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
378
Section 7 Maintenance Schedule
379
Introduction
380
Your Vehicle and the Environment
380
Maintenance Requirements
380
How This Section is Organized
381
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
382
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
382
Scheduled Maintenance
383
Footnotes
383
Scheduled Maintenance
384
Engine Oil and Chassis Lubrication Scheduled Maintenance
384
Scheduled Maintenance
385
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
395
At Each Fuel Fill
395
Engine Oil Level Check
395
Engine Coolant Level Check
395
Windshield Washer Fluid Level Check
395
At Least Once a Month
395
Tire Inflation Check
395
Cassette Deck Service
395
At Least Twice a Year
395
Restraint System Check
395
Wiper Blade Check
396
Spare Tire Check
396
Engine Air Cleaner Filter Restriction Indicator Check
396
Weatherstrip Lubrication
396
Automatic Transmission Check
396
At Least Once a Year
396
Key Lock Cylinders Service
396
Body Lubrication Service
396
Starter Switch Check
397
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control System Check
397
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
398
Parking Brake and Automatic Transmission PARK (P) Mechanism Check
398
Underbody Flushing Service
398
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
399
Steering and Suspension Inspection
399
Exhaust System Inspection
399
Engine Cooling System Inspection
399
Transfer Case and Front Axle (All- Wheel Drive) Inspection
400
Brake System Inspection
400
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
401
Part E: Maintenance Record
403
Section 8 Customer Assistance Information
405
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
406
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
407
Customer Assistance Offices
408
United States
408
Canada
408
All Overseas Locations
408
Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Islands/ Countries (Except Puerto Rico and U. S. Virgin Islands)
408
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
409
Roadside Service
409
Cadillac Owner Privileges
410
Roadside Service Availability
410
Reaching Roadside Service
411
Roadside Service for the Hearing or Speech Impaired
411
Courtesy Transportation
412
Plan Ahead When Possible
412
Transportation Options
412
Shuttle Service
412
Public Transportation or Fuel Reimbursement
413
Courtesy Rental Vehicle
413
Additional Program Information
413
Warranty Information
414
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
414
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT
415
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO GENERAL MOTORS
415

FAQ about the 2002 Cadillac Escalade Manual

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The Cadillac Escalade owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Cadillac to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Cadillac Escalade. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Cadillac Escalade 2002 owner's manual:

  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings

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