Ford Escape: Driver and passenger dual-stage airbag supplemental restraints - Personal Safety System™ - Seating and Safety Restraints - Ford Escape Owner's ManualFord Escape: Driver and passenger dual-stage airbag supplemental restraints

The dual-stage airbags offer the capability to tailor the level of airbag inflation energy. A lower, less forceful energy level is provided for more common, moderate-severity impacts. A higher energy level is used for the most severe impacts. Refer to Airbag supplemental restraints section in this chapter.

    How does the Personal Safety System™ work?
    The Personal Safety System can adapt the deployment strategy of your vehicle’s safety devices according to crash severity and occupant conditions. A collection of crash and occupant sensors provid ...

    Front crash severity sensor
    The front crash severity sensor enhances the ability to detect the severity of an impact. Positioned up front, it provides valuable information early in the crash event on the severity of the impact ...

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    Examples of the types of accidents in which the SRS curtain airbag will most likely deploy.
    1) A severe side impact near the front seat or the rear seat activates the SRS curtain airbag. 2) The vehicle rolls onto its side or the roof. 3) If the angle of vehicle tip-up is marginal o ...

    Anti-lock brake system
    The Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) is designed to aid the driver in maintaining vehicle control under adverse braking conditions. The system operates with a separate computer to modulate hydraulic ...

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