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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    Trailer towing
    In order to tow a trailer with your vehicle, have a trailer towing device that meets all relevant regulations in your area, mounted at an authorised MITSUBISHI dealer. The regulations concerning t ...

    Cleaning the wheels
    WARNING Do not use power washers with circular-jet nozzles (dirt grinders) to clean your vehicle, in particular the tires. You could otherwise damage the tires and cause an accident. ...

    Selecting valet mode
    Valet mode allows the vehicle to be driven, e.g., by a parking attendant, but leaves the tailgate locked and restricts use of the touch screen. This prevents access to telephone numbers, navigatio ...