Ford Escape: Electronic compass (if equipped) - Driver Controls - Ford Escape Owner's ManualFord Escape: Electronic compass (if equipped)

The compass heading is displayed in the center stack display.

The compass reading may be affected when you drive near large buildings, bridges, power lines and powerful broadcast antenna. Magnetic or metallic objects placed in, on or near the vehicle may also affect compass accuracy.

Usually, when something affects the compass readings, the compass will correct itself after a few days of operating your vehicle in normal conditions. If the compass still appears to be inaccurate, a manual calibration may be necessary. Refer to Compass calibration adjustment.

Most geographic areas (zones) have a magnetic north compass point that varies slightly from the northerly direction on maps. This variation is four degrees between adjacent zones and will become noticeable as the vehicle crosses multiple zones. A correct zone setting will eliminate this error. Refer to Compass zone adjustment.

Overhead console (if equipped)
The appearance of your vehicle’s overhead console will vary according to your option package. Storage compartment (if equipped) Press the release on the door to open the storage compartment. ...

Compass zone adjustment
1. Determine which magnetic zone you are in for your geographic location by referring to the zone map. 2. Turn ignition to the on position. 3. Start the engine. 4. Press the SETUP control to s ...

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