Ford Escape: Positions of the ignition - Starting - Driving - Ford Escape Owner's ManualFord Escape: Positions of the ignition

1. Off— locks the gearshift lever and allows key removal. Note: In order to switch off the engine while the vehicle is in motion, shift to neutral and use the brakes to bring the vehicle to a safe stop. After the vehicle has stopped, turn the engine off and shift into park. Then, turn the key to the accessory or off position.

2. Accessory— allows the electrical

2. Accessory— allows the electrical accessories such as the radio to operate while the engine is not running.
3. On— all electrical circuits operational and warning lights will illuminate. This is the position the key is in when you’re driving.
4. Start— cranks the engine. Release the key as soon as the engine starts.

Note: Do not store the key in the ignition after the vehicle is turned off and you have left the vehicle. This could cause a drain on the battery.

    Starting
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    Preparing to start your vehicle
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