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
    New Vehicle Limited Warranty For a detailed description of what is covered and what is not covered by your vehicle’s New Vehicle Limited Warranty, refer to the Warranty Guide that is provided to ...

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    Main view
    Example of RADIO mode's main view 1 Modes (e.g., RADIO, MEDIA etc.), see the following table. 2 Source menu, e.g., (FM1, DISC, etc.). Press and hold EXIT on the steering wheel keypad to displ ...

    Radio controls
    Radio controls See 104, TOUCH SCREEN OVERVIEW. 1. Radio: Waveband selection. Touch to view and select a waveband. The radio will tune to the last used station on that waveband. Touch again to c ...

    Warning and information messages
    Do not ignore warning messages.Take appropriate action and, when necessary, seek qualified assistance before driving the vehicle. If more than one message is active, each is displayed in turn ...