Ford Escape: Front safety belt pretensioners - Personal Safety System™ - Seating and Safety Restraints - Ford Escape Owner's ManualFord Escape: Front safety belt pretensioners

The safety belt pretensioners at the front outboard seating positions are designed to tighten the safety belts firmly against the occupant’s body during frontal collisions, and in side collisions and rollovers. This helps increase the effectiveness of the safety belts. In frontal collisions, the safety belt pretensioners can be activated alone or, if the collision is of sufficient severity, together with the front airbags.

    Front safety belt usage sensors
    The front safety belt usage sensors detect whether or not the driver and front outboard passenger safety belts are fastened. This information allows your Personal Safety System to tailor the airbag ...

    Safety belt energy management retractors
    The front and rear outboard safety belt energy management retractors allow webbing to be pulled out of the retractor in a gradual and controlled manner in response to the occupant’s forward moment ...

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    Ashtray / coin tray
    The front ashtray/coin tray may be opened by pushing and releasing the ashtray lid. To remove the ashtray to empty or clean it, lift the ashtray upward and pull it out. The ashtray coin tray ...

    High-pressure headlight washing
    High-pressure headlight washing consumes a large quantity of washer fluid. To save fluid, the headlights are washed using two alternatives: • Low/high beam headlights on. The headlights will ...

    Recommended towing weights
    See 197, WEIGHTS, for details of the Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW), Gross train weight (GTW), axle weights and maximum payload. Europe only: When towing, the maximum permissible Gross Vehicle Weig ...