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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    Global Positioning System (GPS)
    ○ Obstruction of the GPS can occur in a large city with tall buildings; in parking garages; around airports; in tunnels, underpasses, or parking garages; or in an area with very dense trees. ...

    Effective range (areas within which the electronic key isdetected)
    When locking or unlocking the doors The system can be operated when the electronic key is within about 2.3 ft. (0.7 m) of either of the outside front door handles and back door handle. When ...

    Curve Tips
    ○ Take curves at a reasonable speed. ○ Reduce speed before entering a curve. ○ Maintain a reasonable steady speed through the curve ○ Wait until the vehicle is out of the cu ...