Ford Escape: Brakes - Driving - Ford Escape Owner's ManualFord Escape: Brakes

Occasional brake noise is normal. If a metal-to-metal, continuous grinding or continuous squeal sound is present, the brake linings may be worn-out and should be inspected by an authorized dealer. If the vehicle has continuous vibration or shudder in the steering wheel while braking, the vehicle should be inspected by an authorized dealer.

Refer to Warning lights and chimes in the Instrument Cluster chapter for information on the brake system warning light.

Under normal operating conditions, brake dust may accumulate on the

Under normal operating conditions, brake dust may accumulate on the wheels. Some brake dust is inevitable as brakes wear and does not contribute to brake noise. The use of modern friction materials with emphasis on improved performance and environmental considerations can lead to more dust than in the past. Brake dust can be cleaned by weekly washing with soapy water and a soft sponge. Heavier deposits can be removed with Motorcraft Wheel and Tire Cleaner. See the Cleaning chapter for more information.

Engine block heater (if equipped)
WARNING: Failure to follow engine block heater instructions could result in property damage or physical injury. WARNING: To reduce the risk of electrical shock, do not use your heater with ungrou ...

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 ...

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To Lower The Rear Seat
1. Locate the release strap on the lower outboard side of each rear seatback. 2. Pull the release strap (toward the front of the vehicle). Rear Seat Release Strap 3. Fold the rear seat complete ...

To Change or Select Files
Use the SKIP button while a USB flash memory device is playing to change files. SKIP - Each time you press and release (preset 6), the player skips forward to the beginning of the next fi ...

Changing the set speed
After a speed has been set, it can be increased or decreased by using the or buttons. Each time one of these buttons is pressed, the vehicle's speed changes by 5 mph (approximately 8 km/h). ...