Ford Escape: Notice to utility vehicle and truck owners - Tires, Wheels and Loading - Ford Escape Owner's ManualFord Escape: Notice to utility vehicle and truck owners

Utility vehicles and trucks handle differently than passenger cars in the various driving conditions that are encountered on streets, highways and off-road. Utility vehicles and trucks are not designed for cornering at speeds as high as passenger cars any more than low-slung sports cars are designed to perform satisfactorily under off-road conditions.

WARNING: Utility vehicles have a significantly higher rollover

rate than other types of vehicles. To reduce the risk of serious WARNING: Utility vehicles have a significantly higher rollover rate than other types of vehicles. To reduce the risk of serious injury or death from a rollover or other crash you must:
• Avoid sharp turns and abrupt maneuvers;
• Drive at safe speeds for the conditions;
• Keep tires properly inflated;
• Never overload or improperly load your vehicle; and
• Make sure every passenger is properly restrained.

significantly more likely to die than a person wearing a seat belt. WARNING: In a rollover crash, an unbelted person is significantly more likely to die than a person wearing a seat belt.

All occupants must wear seat belts and children/infants must use appropriate restraints to minimize the risk of injury or ejection.

Study your owner’s guide and any supplements for specific information about equipment features, instructions for safe driving and additional precautions to reduce the risk of an accident or serious injury.

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    Automatic switch off
    Cruise control will switch off but the set speed will remain in the memory when: - The CAN button (3) is pressed. - The brake pedal is pressed. - Speed falls below 30km/h (18mph). - Neutral, Park ...

    Setting the compass
    Determine your position using the following zone maps. North America zone map South America zone map Press a round pin into opening 3() for approximately three seconds. The currently ...

    Belt warning for the driver and front passenger
    Regardless of whether the driver and front passenger have fastened their seat belts already, the seat belt warning lamp lights up for 6 seconds after every engine start. It then goes out if the d ...