Cadillac ESCALADE – ESV Owners Manual 2016

Obstacle Detection Features
Cadillac ESCALADE ESV If the liftgate encounters an obstacle during a power open or close cycle, the liftgate will automatically reverse direction and move a short distance away from the obstacle. After removing the obstruction, the power liftgate operation can be used again. If the liftgate encounters multiple obstacles on the same power cycle, the power function will deactivate. After removing the obstructions, manually close the liftgate. This will allow normal power operation functions to resume.

If the vehicle is locked while the liftgate is closing, and an obstacle prevents the liftgate from completely closing, the horn will sound as an alert that the liftgate did not close. Pinch sensors are on the side edges of the liftgate. If an object is caught between the liftgate and the vehicle and presses against a sensor, the liftgate will reverse direction and open fully. The liftgate will remain open until it is activated again or closed manually.

Setting the 3/4 Mode
To change the position the liftgate
stops at when opening:

  1. Select MAX or 3/4 mode and open the liftgate.
  2. Stop the liftgate movement at the desired height by pressing any liftgate button. Manually adjust the liftgate position if needed.
  3. Press and hold next to the latch on the outside of the liftgate until the turn signals flash and a beep sounds. This indicates the setting has been recorded.

The liftgate cannot be set below a minimum programmable height. If there is no light flash or sound, then the height adjustment may be too low.

Manual Operation
Select OFF to manually operate the liftgate. See “Manual Liftgate” at the beginning of this section.

Hands-Free Operation
If equipped with Hands-Free Vehicle Access, the liftgate may be operated with a kicking motion under the rear bumper. The liftgate will not operate if the RKE transmitter is not within 1 m (3 ft). The hands-free feature will not work while the liftgate is moving. To stop the liftgate while in motion use one of the liftgate switches.

Power Sounder, Inclination
Sensor and Intrusion Sensor In addition to the standard theft-deterrent system features, this system may also have a power sounder, inclination sensor and intrusion sensor.

The power sounder provides an audible alarm which is distinct from the vehicle’s horn. It has its own power source, and can sound an alarm if the vehicle’s battery is compromised. The inclination sensor can set off the alarm if it senses movement of the vehicle, such as a change in vehicle orientation.

The intrusion sensor monitors the vehicle interior, and can activate the alarm if it senses unauthorized entry into the vehicle’s interior. Do not allow passengers or pets to remain in the vehicle when the intrusion sensor is activated.

Before arming the theft-deterrent system and activating the intrusion sensor:

  • Make sure all doors and windows are completely closed.
  • Secure any loose items such as sunshades.
  • Make sure there are no obstructions blocking the sensors in the front overhead console.
  • Close DVD screens before leaving the vehicle.

2016 Cadillac ESCALADE It is recommended that the intrusion and inclination sensors be deactivated if pets are left in the vehicle or the vehicle is being transported. With the vehicle turned off, press in the front overhead console. The indicator light will come on momentarily, indicating that these sensors have been disabled for the next alarm system arming cycle.

Express-Up Window
If equipped, the window express-up feature allows the window to be raised without holding the switch. Pull the window switch up fully and release it to activate the express-up feature. The express-up feature can be canceled at any time by briefly pressing or pulling the switch.

Automatic Reversal System
The sunroof is equipped with an automatic reversal system that is only active when the sunroof is being operated in express mode. If an object is in the path of the sunroof while it is express-closing, the reversal system will detect the object and stop. In the event of closing difficulties like frost or other conditions, it is possible to override the reversal system. To override the reversal system, close in manual mode. To stop the movement, release the switch.

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