Ford Escape: Breaking-in your vehicle - Introduction - Ford Escape Owner's ManualFord Escape: Breaking-in your vehicle

Your vehicle does not need an extensive break-in. Try not to drive continuously at the same speed for the first 1,000 miles (1,600 km) of new vehicle operation. Vary your speed frequently in order to give the moving parts a chance to break in.

Drive your new vehicle at least 1,000 miles (1,600 km) before towing a trailer. For more detailed information about towing a trailer, refer to Trailer towing in the Tires, Wheels and Loading chapter.

Do not add friction modifier compounds or special break-in oils since these additives may prevent piston ring seating. See Engine oil in the Maintenance and Specifications chapter for more information on oil usage.

    Perchlorate material
    Certain components of this vehicle such as airbag modules, seat belt pretensioners, and button cell batteries may contain Perchlorate Material – Special handling may apply for service or vehicle e ...

    Special Notices
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    Range
    The PCC's lock and unlock functions have a range of approximately 60 ft. (20 m) from the vehicle. NOTE • The approach lighting, panic alarm, and the functions controlled by the information ...

    Behavior with key lock-in prevention function non-operational
    - If the lock lever is turned to the rear (“LOCK”) position with the driver’s door open and the driver’s door is then closed with the lock lever in that position, the driver’s door i ...

    Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
    (If installed) Low Tire Pressure Telltale. TPMS Malfunction Indicator. Each tire, including the spare (if provided), should be checked monthly when cold and inflated to the inflation press ...