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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    If the windows do not close automatically
    If the power window automatic function (closing only) does not operate properly, perform the following procedure to initialize the power window system. 1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON pos ...

    Protecting Exterior Bright Metal Parts
    Regularly clean bright metal parts with water or chrome polish on chrome or stainless steel trim, if necessary. For aluminum, never use auto or chrome polish, steam, or caustic soap to clean. A c ...

    Overhead courtesy lighting
    The passenger compartment lighting is switched on and off automatically when button (3) is in the neutral position. The lighting comes on and remains on for 30 seconds if: • the vehicle is u ...