Ford Escape: Front safety belt usage sensors - Personal Safety System™ - Seating and Safety Restraints - Ford Escape Owner's ManualFord Escape: 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 deployment and safety belt pretensioner activation depending upon safety belt usage.

Refer to Safety restraints section in this chapter.

    Front passenger sensing system
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    Front safety belt pretensioners
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