2013 Cadillac Escalade Owner's Manual

2013 Cadillac Escalade owners manual
Year:
2013
Make:
Cadillac
Model:
Escalade
Rating:
(5)

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Size:
7.65 MB

Table of Contents

2013 Cadillac Escalade/Escalade ESV Owner Manual BookTOC
1
Introduction
3
Canadian Vehicle Owners
3
Using this Manual
3
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
13
Seat Adjustment
13
Memory Features
14
Second Row Seats
14
Third Row Seats
14
Heated and Ventilated Seats
15
Head Restraint Adjustment
15
Safety Belts
16
Passenger Sensing System
16
Mirror Adjustment
17
Steering Wheel Adjustment
18
Throttle and Brake Pedal Adjustment
18
Interior Lighting
19
Exterior Lighting
19
Windshield Wiper/Washer
20
Climate Controls
21
Transmission
22
Vehicle Features
22
Radio(s)
22
Satellite Radio
22
Portable Audio Devices
23
Bluetooth®
23
Steering Wheel Controls
23
Cruise Control
24
Navigation System
24
Driver Information Center (DIC)
24
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
25
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
25
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
26
Power Outlets
26
Universal Remote System
26
Sunroof
27
Performance and Maintenance
28
StabiliTrak® System
28
Tire Pressure Monitor
28
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
28
Engine Oil Life System
29
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
29
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
29
Roadside Service
30
OnStar®
30
Keys, Doors, and Windows
31
Keys and Locks
31
Keys
31
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
32
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
32
Remote Vehicle Start
35
Door Locks
36
Power Door Locks
37
Delayed Locking
37
Automatic Door Locks
38
Lockout Protection
38
Safety Locks
38
Doors
38
Liftgate
38
Power Assist Steps
42
Vehicle Security
42
Vehicle Alarm System
42
Immobilizer
44
Immobilizer Operation
44
Exterior Mirrors
45
Convex Mirrors
45
Power Mirrors
46
Heated Mirrors
46
Automatic Dimming Mirror
47
Park Tilt Mirrors
47
Interior Mirrors
47
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
47
Windows
47
Power Windows
48
Sun Visors
50
Roof
50
Sunroof
50
Seats and Restraints
53
Head Restraints
54
Front Seats
55
Power Seat Adjustment
55
Lumbar Adjustment
56
Reclining Seatbacks
56
Memory Seats
57
Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
59
Rear Seats
60
Heated Rear Seats
60
Second Row Seats
60
Third Row Seats
65
Safety Belts
68
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
69
Lap-Shoulder Belt
70
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
76
Lap Belt
76
Safety Belt Extender
77
Safety System Check
77
Safety Belt Care
77
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts after a Crash
78
Airbag System
78
Where Are the Airbags?
80
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
82
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
84
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
84
What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
85
Passenger Sensing System
86
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
90
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
91
Airbag System Check
92
Replacing Airbag System Parts after a Crash
92
Child Restraints
93
Older Children
93
Infants and Young Children
95
Child Restraint Systems
97
Where to Put the Restraint
99
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
101
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
108
Securing Child Restraints (Center Front Seat Position)
108
Securing Child Restraints (Right Front Seat Position)
109
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat Position)
112
Storage
117
Storage Compartments
117
Glove Box
117
Cupholders
117
Armrest Storage
118
Rear Storage
118
Center Console Storage
119
Roof Rack System
119
Instruments and Controls
121
Controls
122
Steering Wheel Adjustment
122
Steering Wheel Controls
122
Heated Steering Wheel
124
Horn
124
Windshield Wiper/Washer
124
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
125
Compass
125
Clock
127
Power Outlets
127
Cigarette Lighter
129
Ashtrays
129
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
130
Instrument Cluster
131
Speedometer
132
Odometer
132
Trip Odometer
132
Tachometer
132
Fuel Gauge
132
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
133
Safety Belt Reminders
133
Airbag Readiness Light
134
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
134
Charging System Light
136
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
136
Brake System Warning Light
139
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
139
Tow/Haul Mode Light
140
StabiliTrak® OFF Light
140
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light
141
Tire Pressure Light
141
Engine Oil Pressure Light
142
Security Light
142
High-Beam On Light
142
Front Fog Lamp Light
143
Lamps On Reminder
143
Cruise Control Light
143
Information Displays
143
Driver Information Center (DIC)
143
Vehicle Messages
148
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
149
Brake System Messages
149
Door Ajar Messages
149
Engine Cooling System Messages
150
Engine Oil Messages
151
Engine Power Messages
151
Fuel System Messages
152
Key and Lock Messages
152
Lamp Messages
152
Object Detection System Messages
152
Ride Control System Messages
153
Airbag System Messages
155
Security Messages
155
Tire Messages
155
Transmission Messages
156
Vehicle Reminder Messages
157
Washer Fluid Messages
157
Vehicle Personalization
157
Universal Remote System
166
Universal Remote System Programming
166
Universal Remote System Operation
171
Lighting
173
Exterior Lighting
173
Exterior Lamp Controls
173
Exterior Lamps Off Reminder
176
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
177
Flash-to-Pass
177
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
177
Automatic Headlamp System
178
Hazard Warning Flashers
179
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
179
Fog Lamps
180
Interior Lighting
180
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
180
Dome Lamps
181
Reading Lamps
181
Lighting Features
181
Entry Lighting
181
Exit Lighting
181
Battery Load Management
182
Battery Power Protection
182
Infotainment System
183
Introduction
184
Infotainment
184
Theft-Deterrent Feature
185
Overview
186
Radio
191
AM-FM Radio
191
Satellite Radio
197
Radio Reception
198
Rear Side Window Antenna
199
Satellite Radio Antenna
200
Audio Players
200
CD/DVD Player
200
MP3
209
Auxiliary Devices
212
Rear Seat Infotainment
213
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System (Headrest DVD)
213
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System (Overhead)
232
Rear Seat Audio (RSA) System
242
Navigation
244
Using the Navigation System
244
Maps
246
Navigation Symbols
247
Destination
252
Configure Menu
266
Global Positioning System (GPS)
279
Vehicle Positioning
279
Problems with Route Guidance
280
If the System Needs Service
281
Map Data Updates
281
Database Coverage Explanations
282
Voice Recognition
282
Phone
285
Bluetooth
285
Climate Controls
293
Climate Control Systems
293
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
293
Rear Climate Control System (Rear Climate with Rear Seat Audio)
298
Air Vents
300
Driving and Operating
301
Driving Information
302
Distracted Driving
302
Defensive Driving
303
Drunk Driving
303
Control of a Vehicle
303
Braking
304
Steering
304
Off-Road Recovery
305
Loss of Control
305
Off-Road Driving
306
Driving on Wet Roads
310
Highway Hypnosis
311
Hill and Mountain Roads
312
Winter Driving
312
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
314
Vehicle Load Limits
315
Starting and Operating
321
New Vehicle Break-In
321
Adjustable Throttle and Brake Pedal
322
Ignition Positions
322
Starting the Engine
324
Engine Heater
325
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
326
Shifting Into Park
326
Shifting out of Park
327
Parking over Things That Burn
328
Active Fuel Management®
328
Engine Exhaust
328
Running the Vehicle While Parked
329
Automatic Transmission
329
Manual Mode
332
Tow/Haul Mode
333
Drive Systems
334
All-Wheel Drive
334
Brakes
334
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
334
Parking Brake
335
Brake Assist
336
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
336
Ride Control Systems
337
StabiliTrak® System
337
Locking Rear Axle
339
Road Sensing Suspension
340
Continuous Damping Control (CDC)
340
Automatic Level Control
340
Cruise Control
341
Object Detection Systems
344
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
344
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
345
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
347
Fuel
351
Recommended Fuel
351
Gasoline Specifications
351
California Fuel Requirements
352
Fuels in Foreign Countries
352
Fuel Additives
352
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
353
Filling the Tank
354
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
356
Towing
356
General Towing Information
356
Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
357
Trailer Towing
359
Towing Equipment
363
Trailer Sway Control (TSC)
367
Conversions and Add-Ons
367
Add-On Electrical Equipment
367
Vehicle Care
369
General Information
370
California Proposition 65 Warning
370
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
371
Accessories and Modifications
371
Vehicle Checks
371
Doing Your Own Service Work
371
Hood
372
Engine Compartment Overview
373
Engine Oil
374
Engine Oil Life System
377
Automatic Transmission Fluid
377
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
380
Cooling System
382
Engine Coolant
383
Engine Overheating
386
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
388
Engine Fan
388
Power Steering Fluid
388
Washer Fluid
389
Brakes
390
Brake Fluid
391
Battery
392
All-Wheel Drive
393
Front Axle
393
Rear Axle
394
Starter Switch Check
395
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
396
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
396
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
396
Wiper Blade Replacement
397
Glass Replacement
398
Headlamp Aiming
398
Bulb Replacement
398
High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting
398
LED Lighting
399
Back-Up Lamps
399
License Plate Lamp
400
Replacement Bulbs
400
Electrical System
400
Electrical System Overload
400
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
401
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
401
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
405
Wheels and Tires
408
Tires
408
All-Season Tires
409
Winter Tires
410
Summer Tires
410
Tire Sidewall Labeling
410
Tire Designations
412
Tire Terminology and Definitions
412
Tire Pressure
415
Tire Pressure for High-Speed Operation
416
Tire Pressure Monitor System
417
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
418
Tire Inspection
421
Tire Rotation
421
When It Is Time for New Tires
422
Buying New Tires
423
Different Size Tires and Wheels
425
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
426
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
427
Wheel Replacement
427
Tire Chains
428
If a Tire Goes Flat
429
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
430
Storing the Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
437
Tire Changing
438
Secondary Latch System
447
Full-Size Spare Tire
450
Jump Starting
451
Towing
455
Towing the Vehicle
455
Recreational Vehicle Towing
455
Appearance Care
458
Exterior Care
458
Interior Care
461
Floor Mats
465
Service and Maintenance
467
General Information
467
Cadillac Premium Care Maintenance
469
Maintenance Schedule
469
Special Application Services
475
Additional Maintenance and Care
475
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
479
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
479
Maintenance Replacement Parts
481
Maintenance Records
482
Technical Data
485
Vehicle Identification
485
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
485
Service Parts Identification Label
485
Vehicle Data
486
Capacities and Specifications
486
Engine Drive Belt Routing
488
Customer Information
489
Customer Information
489
Customer Satisfaction Procedure (U.S. and Canada)
489
Customer Satisfaction Procedure (Mexico)
491
Customer Assistance Offices (U.S. and Canada)
492
Customer Assistance Offices (Mexico)
493
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users (U.S. and Canada)
493
Online Owner Center
494
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program (U.S. and Canada)
495
Roadside Service (Mexico)
495
Roadside Service (U.S. and Canada)
498
Scheduling Service Appointments (U.S. and Canada)
501
Courtesy Transportation Program (U.S. and Canada)
501
Collision Damage Repair (U.S. and Canada)
502
Service Publications Ordering Information
505
Reporting Safety Defects
506
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
506
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
506
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
507
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
507
Event Data Recorders
507
OnStar®
508
Navigation System
508
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
509
Radio Frequency Statement
509
OnStar
511
OnStar Overview
511
OnStar Services
512
Emergency
512
Security
512
Navigation
512
Connections
514
Diagnostics
515
OnStar Additional Information
515
Index
519
Index_A
519
Index_B
520
Index_C
520
Index_D
521
Index_E
522
Index_F
522
Index_G
523
Index_H
523
Index_I
524
Index_J
524
Index_K
524
Index_L
524
Index_M
525
Index_N
526
Index_O
526
Index_P
526
Index_R
527
Index_S
528
Index_T
529
Index_U
530
Index_V
530
Index_W
531

FAQ about the 2013 Cadillac Escalade Manual

What contains the 2013 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 2013 owner's manual:

  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Maintenance for your Cadillac Escalade, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks

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