Ford Escape: Basic operating principles - Four Wheel Drive (4WD) System (if equipped) - Driving - Ford Escape Owner's ManualFord Escape: Basic operating principles

• Drive slower in strong crosswinds which can affect the normal steering characteristics of your vehicle.
• Be extremely careful when driving on pavement made slippery by loose sand, water, gravel, snow or ice.

    How your vehicle differs from other vehicles
    Truck and utility vehicles can differ from some other vehicles. Your vehicle may be higher to allow it to travel over rough terrain without getting hung up or damaging underbody components. The d ...

    If your vehicle goes off the edge of the pavement
    • If your vehicle goes off the edge of the pavement, slow down, but avoid severe brake application, ease the vehicle back onto the pavement only after reducing your speed. Do not turn the steering ...

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    Traction Grades
    The Traction grades, from highest to lowest, are AA, A, B, and C. These grades represent the tire’s ability to stop on wet pavement, as measured under controlled conditions on specified govern ...

    Warning and indicator lamps
    High-beam headlamps ESP® OFF Low-beam headlamps Turn signal ESP® Turn signal ear fog lamp Tire pressure monitor (USA only) SRS ABS Seat belt Front fog lamps Coolant Br ...

    To hook the top tether
    1. Remove the headrest at the windowside seating position where the child restraint system has been installed with the lower anchorages or seatbelt; lift up the headrest while pressing the r ...