Ford Escape: Power distribution box
The power distribution box is located in the engine compartment. Refer to the Identifying components in the engine compartment section of the Maintenance and Specifications chapter for the location. The power distribution box contains high-current fuses that protect your vehicle’s main electrical systems from overloads.
WARNING: Always disconnect the battery before servicing high current fuses.
WARNING: To reduce risk of electrical shock, always replace the cover to the Power Distribution Box before reconnecting the battery or refilling fluid reservoirs.
The high-current fuses are coded as follows.
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
This system enhances directional control and stability of the vehicle under various driving conditions. ESC corrects for oversteering or understeering of the vehicle by applying the brake of the ...
Installing Child Restraints Using The Vehicle Seat Belts
The seat belts in the passenger seating positions are equipped with an Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) or a cinching latch plate to secure a Child Restraint System (CRS). These types of seat b ...
Seat belt reminder
Seat belt reminder If a front seat belt is not fastened when the vehicle is in motion, a chime will be heard and the seat belt warning lamp will illuminate. Note: Objects on the front passenger ...