Ford Escape: Brake over accelerator - Brakes - Driving - Ford Escape Owner's ManualFord Escape: Brake over accelerator

This vehicle is equipped with a brake over accelerator feature. In the event the accelerator pedal becomes stuck or entrapped, applying steady and firm pressure to the brake pedal will both slow the vehicle and reduce engine power. If you experience this condition, apply the brakes and bring your vehicle to a safe stop. Turn the engine off, shift to P (Park) and apply the parking brake, and then inspect the accelerator pedal for any interferences. If none are found and the condition persists, have your vehicle towed to the nearest authorized dealer.

    Four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
    Your vehicle is equipped with an anti-lock braking system (ABS). This system helps you maintain steering control during emergency stops by keeping the brakes from locking. Noise from the ABS pump mo ...

    Parking brake
    Apply the parking brake whenever the vehicle is parked. To set the parking brake, press the parking brake pedal down until the pedal stops. The BRAKE warning lamp in the instrument cluster ill ...

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    Voice tutorial
    To listen to a tutorial detailing the operation of the Voice system: - Briefly press the Voice button to start a voice session. - Wait for the tone to sound, then say Voice tutorial. Alternative ...

    Auxiliary Taillamp
    To replace one of these lamps: 1. Open the liftgate. See Liftgate on page 2‑9. 2. Remove the interior trim access panel. A. Attachment Nuts B. Retaining Hook 3. Remove the five attachment ...

    Important safety notes
    WARNING On slippery road surfaces, never downshift in order to obtain braking action. This could result in drive wheel slip and reduced vehicle control. Your vehicle's ABS will not preve ...