Ford Escape: Adjustable head restraints - Front Seats - Seating and Safety Restraints - Ford Escape Owner's ManualFord Escape: Adjustable head restraints

Your vehicle is equipped with front row outboard head restraints that are vertically adjustable.

crash, the driver and passenger occupants should not sit in WARNING: To minimize the risk of neck injury in the event of a crash, the driver and passenger occupants should not sit in and/or operate the vehicle, until the head restraint is placed in its proper position. The driver should never adjust the head restraint while the vehicle is in motion.

The adjustable head restraints consist of:

• a trimmed energy absorbing foam and structure (1),
• two steel stems (2),
• a guide sleeve adjust/release button (3),
• and a guide sleeve unlock/remove button (4).

To adjust the head restraint, do the following:

To adjust the head restraint, do the following:

1. Adjust the seatback to an upright driving/riding position.
2. Raise the head restraint by pulling up on the head restraint.

3. Lower the head restraint by

3. Lower the head restraint by pressing and holding the guide sleeve adjust/release button and pushing down on the head restraint.

Properly adjust the head restraint so that the top of the head restraint is

Properly adjust the head restraint so that the top of the head restraint is even with the top of your head and positioned as close as possible to the back of your head. For occupants of extremely tall stature, adjust the head restraint to its full up position.

WARNING: The adjustable head restraint is a safety device.

Whenever possible it should be installed and properly adjusted when the seat is occupied.

To remove the adjustable head restraint, do the following:

1. Pull up the head restraint until it reaches the highest adjustment position.

2. Simultaneously press and hold

2. Simultaneously press and hold both the adjust/release button and the unlock/remove button, then pull up on the head restraint.

To reinstall the adjustable head restraint, do the following:

To reinstall the adjustable head restraint, do the following:

1. Insert the two stems into the guide sleeve collars.
2. Push the head restraint down until it locks.

Properly adjust the head restraint so that the top of the head restraint is

Properly adjust the head restraint so that the top of the head restraint is even with the top of your head and positioned as close as possible to the back of your head. For occupants of extremely tall stature, adjust the head restraint to its full up position.

crash, head restraints must be installed properly. WARNING: To minimize the risk of neck injury in the event of a crash, head restraints must be installed properly.

    Front Seats
    WARNING: Reclining the seatback can cause an occupant to slide under the seat’s safety belt, resulting in severe personal injuries in the event of a collision. WARNING: Do not pile cargo higher ...

    Adjusting the front manual seat (if equipped)
    Lift handle to move seat forward or backward. Pull lever up to adjust seatback. ...

    See also:

    Changing the set speed
    After a speed has been set, it can be increased or decreased by using the or buttons. Each time one of these buttons is pressed, the vehicle's speed changes by 5 mph (approximately 8 km/h). ...

    When receiving a phone call
    ■ Answering the phone Press the off-hook switch. ■ Refusing the call Press the on-hook switch. ■ Receiving a call when on another call Press the off-hook switch. Pressing the o ...

    Hazard warning lamps
    The hazard warning lamps automatically switch on if: an air bag is deployed. the vehicle is slowed down severely from a speed of over 45 mph(70 km/h) and comes to a halt. To switch on the ...