Ford Escape: Safety Belt System - Seating and Safety Restraints - Ford Escape Owner's ManualFord Escape: Safety Belt System

and the lap belt snug and low across the hips. WARNING: Always drive and ride with your seatback upright and the lap belt snug and low across the hips.

where they can be properly restrained. WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury, make sure children sit where they can be properly restrained.

while the vehicle is moving. The passenger cannot protect the WARNING: Never let a passenger hold a child on his or her lap while the vehicle is moving. The passenger cannot protect the child from injury in a collision.

should always properly wear their safety belts, even when an air WARNING: All occupants of the vehicle, including the driver, should always properly wear their safety belts, even when an air bag supplemental restraint system (SRS) is provided.

inside or outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people riding in WARNING: It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area, inside or outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people riding in these areas are more likely to be seriously injured or killed. Do not allow people to ride in any area of your vehicle that is not equipped with seats and safety belts. Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and using a safety belt properly.

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.

safety belt assembly which is made up of one buckle and one WARNING: Each seating position in your vehicle has a specific safety belt assembly which is made up of one buckle and one tongue that are designed to be used as a pair. 1) Use the shoulder belt on the outside shoulder only. Never wear the shoulder belt under the arm. 2) Never swing the safety belt around your neck over the inside shoulder. 3) Never use a single belt for more than one person.

should be properly restrained in a rear seating position. WARNING: When possible, all children 12 years old and under should be properly restrained in a rear seating position.

that has been closed up in sunny weather; they could burn a WARNING: Safety belts and seats can become hot in a vehicle that has been closed up in sunny weather; they could burn a small child. Check seat covers and buckles before you place a child anywhere near them.

women, should wear safety belts for optimum protection in an WARNING: Front and rear seat occupants, including pregnant women, should wear safety belts for optimum protection in an accident.

Determining if the Personal Safety System is operational
The Personal Safety System uses a warning light in the instrument cluster or a back-up tone to indicate the condition of the system. Refer to the Warning lights and chimes section in the Instrument ...

Combination lap and shoulder belts
1. Insert the belt tongue into the proper buckle (the buckle closest to the direction the tongue is coming from) until you hear a snap and feel it latch. Make sure the tongue is securely fastened ...

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Manual operation
The manual mode can be used to control the heater and air conditioner to your desired settings. To turn off the heater and air conditioner, turn the fan control dial to the OFF position. Fan s ...

Stowing the flat tire
1 Remove any dirt or foreign matter from the disc wheel seat and the wheel contact surface. Vehicles with aluminum wheels and a steel wheel for the spare: Remove the plastic rings from the wh ...

Engine oil
NOTE - The engine oil consumption rate is not stabilized, and therefore cannot be determined until the vehicle has traveled at least several thousand miles (kilometers). Even after break-in, ...