Ford Escape: Energy Management Feature - Safety Belt System - Seating and Safety Restraints - Ford Escape Owner's ManualFord Escape: Energy Management Feature

• This vehicle has a safety belt system with an energy management feature at the front and rear outboard seating positions to help further reduce the risk of injury in the event of a head-on collision.

• The front and rear outboard safety belt system has a retractor assembly that is designed to extend the safety belt webbing in a controlled manner. This helps reduce the belt force acting on the user’s chest.

    Combination lap and shoulder belts
    1. Insert the belt tongue into the proper buckle (the buckle closest to the direction the tongue is coming from) until you hear a snap and feel it latch. Make sure the tongue is securely fastened ...

    Safety belt locking modes
    All safety restraints in the vehicle are combination lap and shoulder belts. The driver safety belt has the first locking mode and the front outboard passenger and rear seat safety belts have both t ...

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    Storing Radio Station Presets
    There are a few ways to store presets. Up to 36 preset stations can be stored. AM, FM, and XM, if equipped, can be mixed. 1. From the AM, FM, or XM main page, press and hold one of the preset screen ...

    Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) system warning
    The brake system warning light also illuminates if a malfunction occurs in the EBD system. In that event, it illuminates together with the ABS warning light. The EBD system may be malfunctionin ...

    If the front passenger’s frontal airbag ON indicator illuminates and the OFF indicator turns off even when an infant or a small child is in a child restraint system (including booster seat)
    Turn the ignition switch to the “LOCK” position if the front passenger’s frontal airbag ON indicator illuminates and the OFF indicator turns off even when an infant or a small child is i ...