2011 Cadillac Escalade Owner's Manual

2011 Cadillac Escalade owners manual
Year:
2011
Make:
Cadillac
Model:
Escalade
Rating:
(3)

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Size:
6.39 MB

Table of Contents

2011 Cadillac Escalade/Escalade ESV Owner Manual BookTOC
1
Introduction
3
Canadian Vehicle Owners
3
Using this Manual
4
Danger, Warnings, and Cautions
4
Symbols
4
In Brief
7
Instrument Panel
8
Initial Drive Information
10
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
10
Remote Vehicle Start
11
Door Locks
11
Liftgate
12
Windows
12
Seat Adjustment
13
Memory Features
14
Second Row Seats
15
Third Row Seats
15
Heated and Ventilated Seats
15
Head Restraint Adjustment
16
Safety Belts
16
Sensing System for Passenger Airbag
16
Mirror Adjustment
17
Steering Wheel Adjustment
18
Throttle and Brake Pedal Adjustment
18
Interior Lighting
18
Exterior Lighting
19
Windshield Wiper/Washer
20
Climate Controls
21
Transmission
21
Vehicle Features
22
Radio(s)
22
Satellite Radio
22
Portable Audio Devices
22
Bluetooth®
23
Steering Wheel Controls
23
Cruise Control
24
Navigation System
24
Driver Information Center (DIC)
25
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
26
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
26
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
26
Power Outlets
27
Universal Remote System
27
Performance and Maintenance
27
StabiliTrak® System
27
Tire Pressure Monitor
28
Engine Oil Life System
28
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
29
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
29
Roadside Service
29
OnStar®
30
Keys, Doors and Windows
33
Keys and Locks
34
Keys
34
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
34
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
35
Remote Vehicle Start
37
Door Locks
39
Power Door Locks
39
Delayed Locking
40
Automatic Door Locks
40
Lockout Protection
40
Safety Locks
40
Doors
41
Liftgate (Manual)
41
Liftgate (Power)
42
Power Assist Steps
45
Vehicle Security
45
Anti-Theft Alarm System
45
Immobilizer
46
Immobilizer Operation
47
Exterior Mirrors
48
Convex Mirrors
48
Power Mirrors
48
Heated Mirrors
49
Automatic Dimming Mirror
50
Park Tilt Mirrors
50
Interior Mirrors
50
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
50
Windows
51
Power Windows
52
Sun Visors
54
Roof
54
Sunroof
54
Seats and Restraints
57
Head Restraints
58
Front Seats
59
Power Seat Adjustment
59
Lumbar Adjustment
62
Reclining Seatbacks
62
Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
64
Rear Seats
65
Heated Rear Seats
65
Second Row Seats
66
Third Row Seats
70
Safety Belts
74
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
78
Lap-Shoulder Belt
83
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
88
Lap Belt
89
Safety Belt Extender
90
Safety System Check
90
Safety Belt Care
90
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts After a Crash
91
Airbag System
91
Where Are the Airbags?
94
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
96
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
97
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
98
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
98
Passenger Sensing System
100
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
104
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
105
Airbag System Check
106
Replacing Airbag System Parts After a Crash
106
Child Restraints
107
Older Children
107
Infants and Young Children
109
Child Restraint Systems
112
Where to Put the Restraint
114
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
115
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
123
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat Position)
124
Securing Child Restraints (Center Front Seat Position)
127
Securing Child Restraints (Right Front Seat Position)
127
Storage
131
Storage Compartments
131
Glove Box
131
Cupholders
131
Armrest Storage
132
Rear Storage
132
Center Console Storage
133
Roof Rack System
133
Instruments and Controls
135
Controls
136
Steering Wheel Adjustment
136
Steering Wheel Controls
137
Heated Steering Wheel
139
Horn
139
Windshield Wiper/Washer
139
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
140
Compass
140
Clock
142
Power Outlets
143
Cigarette Lighter
144
Ashtrays
145
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
145
Instrument Cluster
146
Speedometer
147
Odometer
147
Trip Odometer
147
Tachometer
147
Fuel Gauge
147
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
148
Safety Belt Reminders
149
Airbag Readiness Light
150
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
150
Charging System Light
152
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
152
Brake System Warning Light
155
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
156
Tow/Haul Mode Light
157
StabiliTrak® Indicator Light
157
Tire Pressure Light
157
Engine Oil Pressure Light
158
Security Light
159
High-Beam On Light
159
Front Fog Lamp Light
159
Lamps On Reminder
159
Cruise Control Light
159
Information Displays
160
Driver Information Center (DIC)
160
Vehicle Messages
165
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
165
Brake System Messages
165
Door Ajar Messages
166
Engine Cooling System Messages
167
Engine Oil Messages
168
Engine Power Messages
168
Fuel System Messages
169
Key and Lock Messages
169
Lamp Messages
169
Object Detection System Messages
170
Ride Control System Messages
171
Airbag System Messages
172
Anti-Theft Alarm System Messages
172
Tire Messages
173
Transmission Messages
174
Vehicle Reminder Messages
174
Washer Fluid Messages
174
Vehicle Personalization
174
Universal Remote System
184
Universal Remote System Programming
184
Universal Remote System Operation
189
Lighting
191
Exterior Lighting
191
Exterior Lamp Controls
191
Exterior Lamps Off Reminder
195
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
196
Flash-to-Pass
196
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
196
Automatic Headlamp System
197
Hazard Warning Flashers
198
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
199
Fog Lamps
199
Interior Lighting
200
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
200
Dome Lamps
200
Reading Lamps
201
Lighting Features
201
Entry Lighting
201
Exit Lighting
201
Battery Load Management
202
Battery Power Protection
202
Infotainment System
203
Introduction
204
Infotainment
204
Theft-Deterrent Feature
205
Overview
205
Radio
212
AM-FM Radio
212
Satellite Radio
218
Radio Reception
219
Rear Side Window Antenna
220
Satellite Radio Antenna
220
Audio Players
221
CD/DVD Player
221
MP3
230
Auxiliary Devices
233
Rear Seat Infotainment
235
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System (Overhead)
235
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System (Headrest DVD)
245
Rear Seat Audio (RSA) System
260
Navigation
262
Using the Navigation System
262
Maps
264
Navigation Symbols
266
Destination
271
Configure Menu
285
Global Positioning System (GPS)
298
Vehicle Positioning
299
Problems with Route Guidance
299
If the System Needs Service
300
Map Data Updates
301
Database Coverage Explanations
301
Voice Recognition
302
Phone
305
Bluetooth
305
Climate Controls
313
Climate Control Systems
313
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
313
Rear Climate Control System (Rear Climate with Rear Seat Audio)
318
Air Vents
320
Driving and Operating
321
Driving Information
322
Defensive Driving
322
Drunk Driving
323
Control of a Vehicle
323
Braking
324
Steering
325
Off-Road Recovery
326
Loss of Control
326
Off-Road Driving
327
Driving on Wet Roads
338
Highway Hypnosis
340
Hill and Mountain Roads
340
Winter Driving
341
If the Vehicle is Stuck
343
Vehicle Load Limits
344
Starting and Operating
350
New Vehicle Break-In
350
Adjustable Throttle and Brake Pedal
351
Ignition Positions
352
Starting the Engine
353
Engine Heater
355
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
355
Shifting Into Park
356
Shifting Out of Park
357
Parking Over Things That Burn
358
Active Fuel Management®
358
Engine Exhaust
358
Running the Vehicle While Parked
359
Automatic Transmission
360
Manual Mode
363
Tow/Haul Mode
363
Drive Systems
365
All-Wheel Drive
365
Brakes
365
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
365
Parking Brake
366
Brake Assist
367
Ride Control Systems
367
StabiliTrak® System
367
Locking Rear Axle
369
Road Sensing Suspension
370
Continuous Damping Control (CDC)
370
Automatic Level Control
370
Cruise Control
371
Object Detection Systems
374
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
374
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
376
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
379
Fuel
383
Recommended Fuel
384
Gasoline Specifications (U.S. and Canada Only)
384
California Fuel Requirements
384
Fuels in Foreign Countries
385
Fuel Additives
385
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
386
Filling the Tank
388
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
390
Towing
390
General Towing Information
390
Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
391
Trailer Towing
394
Towing Equipment
398
Conversions and Add-Ons
402
Add-On Electrical Equipment
402
Vehicle Care
403
General Information
404
California Proposition 65 Warning
404
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
405
Accessories and Modifications
405
Vehicle Checks
406
Doing Your Own Service Work
406
Hood
407
Engine Compartment Overview
408
Engine Oil
409
Engine Oil Life System
412
Automatic Transmission Fluid
413
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
416
Cooling System
418
Engine Coolant
418
Engine Overheating
422
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
424
Engine Fan
424
Power Steering Fluid
425
Washer Fluid
426
Brakes
426
Brake Fluid
428
Battery
429
All-Wheel Drive
430
Front Axle
431
Rear Axle
431
Starter Switch Check
432
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
433
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
433
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
434
Wiper Blade Replacement
434
Glass Replacement
435
Headlamp Aiming
436
Bulb Replacement
438
High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting
438
LED Lighting
438
Back-Up Lamps
438
License Plate Lamp
439
Replacement Bulbs
440
Electrical System
440
Electrical System Overload
440
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
441
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
441
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
446
Wheels and Tires
448
Tires
448
Tire Sidewall Labeling
450
Tire Designations
451
Tire Terminology and Definitions
451
Tire Pressure
454
Tire Pressure for High-Speed Operation
456
Tire Pressure Monitor System
456
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
458
Tire Inspection
460
Tire Rotation
461
When It Is Time for New Tires
462
Buying New Tires
463
Different Size Tires and Wheels
464
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
465
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
467
Wheel Replacement
467
Tire Chains
468
If a Tire Goes Flat
468
Tire Changing
470
Secondary Latch System
481
Full-Size Spare Tire
483
Jump Starting
484
Towing
489
Towing the Vehicle
489
Recreational Vehicle Towing
489
Appearance Care
492
Exterior Care
492
Interior Care
496
Floor Mats
500
Service and Maintenance
501
General Information
501
Scheduled Maintenance
502
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
507
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
507
Maintenance Replacement Parts
509
Maintenance Records
510
Technical Data
513
Vehicle Identification
513
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
513
Service Parts Identification Label
513
Vehicle Data
514
Capacities and Specifications
514
Engine Drive Belt Routing
515
Customer Information
517
Customer Information
517
Customer Satisfaction Procedure (U.S. and Canada)
517
Customer Satisfaction Procedure (Mexico)
519
Customer Assistance Offices (U.S. and Canada)
521
Customer Assistance Offices (Mexico)
521
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users (U.S. and Canada)
522
Online Owner Center
522
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program (U.S. and Canada)
523
Roadside Service (U.S. and Canada)
523
Roadside Service (Mexico)
526
Scheduling Service Appointments (U.S. and Canada)
526
Courtesy Transportation Program (U.S. and Canada)
527
Collision Damage Repair (U.S. and Canada)
528
Service Publications Ordering Information
531
Reporting Safety Defects
532
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
532
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
533
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
533
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
533
Event Data Recorders
534
OnStar®
535
Navigation System
535
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
535
Radio Frequency Statement
535
Index
537
Index_A
537
Index_B
538
Index_C
538
Index_D
539
Index_E
540
Index_F
540
Index_G
541
Index_H
541
Index_I
542
Index_J
542
Index_K
542
Index_L
542
Index_M
543
Index_N
544
Index_O
544
Index_P
544
Index_R
545
Index_S
546
Index_T
547
Index_U
548
Index_V
548
Index_W
548

FAQ about the 2011 Cadillac Escalade Manual

What contains the 2011 Escalade manual?

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 2011 owner's manual:

  • Maintenance for your Cadillac Escalade, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Cadillac Escalade owners can do
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls

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