Ford Escape: Gauges - Instrument Cluster - Ford Escape Owner's ManualFord Escape: Gauges

Base instrument cluster shown in standard measure. Metric similar.

Optional instrument cluster shown in standard measure. Metric

Optional instrument cluster shown in standard measure. Metric similar.

Speedometer: Indicates the

Speedometer: Indicates the current vehicle speed.

Engine coolant temperature

Engine coolant temperature gauge: Indicates engine coolant temperature. At normal operating temperature, the needle will be in the normal range (between “H” and “C”). If it enters the red section, the engine is overheating. Stop the vehicle as soon as safely possible, switch off the engine and let the engine cool.

WARNING: Never remove the coolant reservoir cap while the

engine is running or hot. WARNING: Never remove the coolant reservoir cap while the engine is running or hot.

Fuel gauge: Indicates approximately how much fuel is left in the fuel tank (when the ignition is in the on position). The fuel gauge may vary slightly when the vehicle is in motion or on a grade.

The FUEL icon and arrow indicates which side of the vehicle the fuel filler door is located.

Refer to Filling the tank in the Maintenance and Specifications chapter for more information.

Tachometer: Indicates the engine

Tachometer: Indicates the engine speed in revolutions per minute.

Driving with your tachometer pointer continuously at the top of the scale may damage the engine.

Odometer: Registers the total miles

Odometer: Registers the total miles (kilometers) of the vehicle.

If equipped with a message center, refer to Message center in this chapter on how to switch the display from Metric to English.

Trip odometer: Registers the miles (kilometers) of individual journeys.

Trip odometer: Registers the miles (kilometers) of individual journeys.

Trip odometer: Registers the miles (kilometers) of individual journeys.

• Standard instrument cluster:

Press the SELECT/RESET control once to switch from the odometer to the TRIP A feature. Press the control again to select the TRIP B feature. To reset the trip, press and hold the control again until the trip reading resets.

• Optional instrument cluster:

• Optional instrument cluster:

See TRIP A/B under Message center in this chapter.

Message center (if equipped)

    Warning lights and chimes
    Base instrument cluster shown in standard measure. Metric similar. Optional instrument cluster shown in standard measure. Metric similar. Warning lights and gauges can alert you to a vehicle co ...

    Message center (if equipped)
    Your vehicle’s message center is capable of monitoring many vehicle systems and will alert you to potential vehicle problems and various conditions with an informational message followed by a long ...

    See also:

    Emission inspection and maintenance (I/M) programs
    Some states have vehicle emission inspection programs which include OBD (On Board Diagnostics) checks. The OBD system monitors the operation of the emission control system. ■ If the malfuncti ...

    Message center (if equipped)
    Your vehicle’s message center is capable of monitoring many vehicle systems and will alert you to potential vehicle problems and various conditions with an informational message followed by a long ...

    Four wheel drive (4WD)
    Engine power can be delivered to all front and rear wheels for maximum traction. Full-time 4WD is useful when extra traction is required on road, such as, when driving on slippery, muddy, wet, o ...