Ford Escape: Jump starting - Roadside Emergencies - Ford Escape Owner's ManualFord Escape: Jump starting

exposed to flames, sparks, or lit cigarettes. An explosion could WARNING: The gases around the battery can explode if exposed to flames, sparks, or lit cigarettes. An explosion could result in injury or vehicle damage.

eyes and clothing, if contacted. WARNING: Batteries contain sulfuric acid which can burn skin, eyes and clothing, if contacted.

Do not attempt to push-start your automatic transmission vehicle. Automatic transmissions do not have push-start capability. Attempting to push-start a vehicle with an automatic transmission may cause transmission damage.

Running out of fuel
If you have run out of fuel and need to refill the vehicle with a portable fuel container, see Running out of fuel in the Maintenance and Specifications chapter for proper fuel filling method using ...

Preparing your vehicle
When the battery is disconnected or a new battery is installed, the automatic transmission must relearn its shift strategy. As a result, the transmission may have firm and/or soft shifts. This opera ...

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Memory Position Recall
NOTE: • For vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission, the vehicle must be in PARK to recall memory positions. If a recall is attempted when the vehicle is not in PARK, a message will ...

Matte finish care
If your vehicle has a clear matte finish, observe the following instructions in order to avoid damage to the paintwork due to incorrect care. These notes also apply to light alloy wheels with a cle ...

Loading your vehicle
- Never allow passengers to ride on a folded rear seatback or in the cargo area. Doing so may result in serious injury. - Never stack luggage or other cargo higher than the top of the s ...