Ford Escape: Adjusting the front power seat (if equipped) - Front Seats - Seating and Safety Restraints - Ford Escape Owner's ManualFord Escape: Adjusting the front power seat (if equipped)

vehicle is moving. WARNING: Never adjust the driver’s seat or seatback when the vehicle is moving.

injuring people in a collision or sudden stop. WARNING: Do not pile cargo higher than the seatbacks to avoid injuring people in a collision or sudden stop.

and the lap belt snug and low across the hips. WARNING: Always drive and ride with your seatback upright and the lap belt snug and low across the hips.

slide under the seat’s safety belt, resulting in severe personal 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.

back reclined too far can take off weight from the seat cushion WARNING: Sitting improperly out of position or with the seat back reclined too far can take off weight from the seat cushion and affect the decision of the passenger sensing system, resulting in serious injury or death in a crash. Always sit upright against your seatback, with your feet on the floor.

hang objects off seat back or stow objects in the seatback map WARNING: To reduce the risk of possible serious injury: Do not hang objects off seat back or stow objects in the seatback map pocket (if equipped) when a child is in the front passenger seat. Do not place objects underneath the front passenger seat or between the seat and the center console (if equipped). Check the “passenger airbag off” or “pass airbag off” indicator lamp for proper airbag status. Refer to Front passenger sensing system in the Airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS) section for additional details. Failure to follow these instructions may interfere with the front passenger seat sensing system.

The control is located on the outboard side of the seat cushion.

Press to raise or lower the front portion of the seat cushion.

Press to raise or lower the rear

Press to raise or lower the rear portion of the seat cushion.

Press the control to move the seat

Press the control to move the seat forward, backward, up or down.

Heated seats (if equipped)

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    Heated seats (if equipped)
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