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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    Overview of sun visors
    WARNING Do not use the vanity mirror while driving. Keep the vanity mirrors in the sun visors closed while the vehicle is in motion. Reflected glare can endanger you and others. Mirror ...

    Braking when a tire is punctured
    Do not depress the brake pedal suddenly when a tire is punctured. This could cause a loss of control of the vehicle. Keep driving straight ahead while gradually reducing speed. Then slowly pul ...

    Canceling Cruise Control
    You can cancel cruise control in any of these ways: Tap the brake pedal. Push the CANCEL button on the steering wheel. Push the CRUISE button on the steering wheel. ...