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ABOUT YOUR SAFETY ALERT SEAT 

Available Safety Alert Seat, if equipped, will automatically pulse the left, right or both sides of the driver seat to identify the direction of a potential crash so the driver can quickly take action. You can also switch to beeping crash avoidance alerts. 


How It Works

Small motors inside the seat will generate vibrations on the left, right or both sides of the bottom of the driver seat cushion when prompted by select Driver Assistance Technologies (see below). Along with visual alerts, these vibrations help indicate the direction of certain detected threats or a situation that might require your attention. 

Examples Of Driver Assistance Technologies That Activate The Safety Alert Seat 

Here are some of the available features that can activate Safety Alert Seat. Please note your vehicle may not have one or more of these features.

  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert — Pulses the left or right side of the seat to indicate the direction of approaching cross traffic when in Reverse 
  • Forward Collision Alert — Pulses both sides of the seat to warn of a possible collision with an object in front of the vehicle 
  • Rear Park Assist — Pulses both sides of the seat to warn of a possible collision with an object behind the vehicle 

Note: The types of alerts available vary by vehicle model. 

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Q&As

IF I PLACE AN ADDITIONAL SEAT CUSHION OR OTHER OBJECT ON THE DRIVER SEAT, WILL IT AFFECT MY ABILITY TO DETECT SEAT PULSES?

Yes. For best feature performance, do not place anything on the driver seat. If you want to sit on an additional seat cushion, you should change your alert type to “beeps” in the Alert Type menu.

CAN I CHOOSE WHAT FEATURES I RECEIVE SAFETY ALERT SEAT PULSES FOR?

No. All compatible crash avoidance features will use either Safety Alert Seat pulses or beeps, depending on your selected Alert Type preference.

CAN I ADJUST THE INTENSITY OF THE SEAT PULSES?

No. If you are having trouble detecting Safety Alert Seat pulses, you should change your alert type to “beeps” in the Alert Type menu.

WILL ADJUSTING THE DRIVER SEAT AFFECT WHETHER SAFETY ALERT SEAT PULSES WILL OCCUR?

No. 

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Information on this page is specific to the Cadillac models below. If your vehicle is not on the list or these instructions don't apply, then please see your Owner's Manual.

  • ATS Coupe 2017-2019 
  • ATS Sedan 2017-2019 
  • ATS-V Coupe 2017-2019 
  • ATS-V Sedan 2017-2019 
  • CT4 2021 
  • CT5 2021
  • C6 2017-2018, 2021 
  • C6 Sedan 2019 
  • CTS Sedan 2017-2019 
  • CTS-V Sedan 2017-2019 
  • Escalade and Escalade ESV 2017-2021 
  • XT4 2019-2021 
  • XT5 2019-2021 
  • XT6 2021 
  • XTS 2018-2019 
  • Safety or driver assistance features are no substitute for the driver’s responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. The driver should remain attentive to traffic, surroundings and road conditions at all times. Visibility, weather and road conditions may affect feature performance. Read the vehicle's Owner’s Manual for more important feature limitations and information.

  • Diagnostic capabilities vary by model and plan. Message and data rates may apply. Requires contact method on file and enrollment to receive alerts. Not all issues will deliver alerts. Click here for details and limitations

  • Diagnostic capabilities vary by model and plan. On-Demand Diagnostics requires paid plan. Message and data rates may apply. Requires contact method on file and enrollment to receive alerts. Not all issues will deliver alerts. See onstar.com for details and limitations.

  • The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. Click here to see all Cadillac vehicles’ destination freight charges.

  • Safety or driver assistance features are no substitute for the driver’s responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. Read the vehicle’s owner’s manual for important feature limitations and information.

  • Functionality varies by model. Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth® and smartphone, and USB connectivity for some devices.

  • Vehicle user interface is a product of Apple® and its terms and privacy statements apply. Requires compatible iPhone® and data plan rates apply. Apple CarPlay, Siri, iPhone and Apple Music are trademarks of Apple, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

  • Vehicle user interface is a product of Google and its terms and privacy statements apply. Requires the Android Auto app on Google Play and a compatible Android smartphone. Data plan rates apply. You can check which smartphones are compatible at g.co/androidauto/requirements. Android, Google Play and Android Auto are trademarks of Google LLC.

  • Functionality is subject to limitations and varies by vehicle, infotainment system, and location. Select service plan required. Certain Alexa Skills require account linking to use. Amazon, Alexa and all related logos are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. See onstar.com for additional details.

  • The system wirelessly charges one compatible mobile device. Some phones have built-in wireless charging technology and others require a special adaptor/back cover. To check for phone or other device compatibility, see my.cadillac.com/learn or consult your carrier.

  • Always pay attention while driving and when using Super Cruise. Do not use a hand-held device. Visit cadillac.com/supercruise for compatible roads and full details.

  • MSRP excludes tax, title, license and dealer fees.

  • Read the vehicle's owner's manual for important feature limitations and information.

  • Lower-profile tires wear faster. Tire and wheel damage may occur on rough or damaged roads or from surfaces, curbs, debris or obstacles. This damage is not covered by the GM New Vehicle Limited Warranty. For more details, go to my.cadillac.com/learnabout/tires or see your dealer.

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