Ford Escape: Safety Canopy System - Airbag Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) - Seating and Safety Restraints - Ford Escape Owner's ManualFord Escape: Safety Canopy System

objects or mount equipment WARNING: Do not place objects or mount equipment on or near the headliner at the siderail that may come into contact with a deploying Safety Canopy . Failure to follow these instructions may increase the risk of personal injury in the event of a collision.

WARNING: Do not lean your head on the door. The Safety

Canopy could injure you as it deploys from the headliner. WARNING: Do not lean your head on the door. The Safety Canopy could injure you as it deploys from the headliner.

Safety Canopy System, its fuses, the A, B, or C pillar trim, or WARNING: Do not attempt to service, repair, or modify the Safety Canopy System, its fuses, the A, B, or C pillar trim, or the headliner on a vehicle containing a Safety Canopy . Contact your authorized dealer as soon as possible.

should always wear their safety belts even when an airbag SRS WARNING: All occupants of the vehicle including the driver should always wear their safety belts even when an airbag SRS and Safety Canopy System is provided.

objects in the deployment path of the inflatable Safety Canopy WARNING: To reduce risk of injury, do not obstruct or place objects in the deployment path of the inflatable Safety Canopy

Determining if the system is operational
The SRS uses a readiness light in the instrument cluster or a tone to indicate the condition of the system. Refer to Warning lights and chimes in the Instrument Cluster chapter. Routine maintenance ...

How does the Safety Canopy System work?
The design and development of the Safety Canopy system included recommended testing procedures that were developed by a group of automotive safety experts known as the Side Airbag Technical Worki ...

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How BLIS functions in daylight and darkness
Daylight BLIS reacts to the shape of surrounding vehicles. The system is designed to help detect motor vehicles such as cars, trucks, buses, motorcycles, etc. Darkness BLIS reacts to the headl ...

Recommended Fuel
Use regular unleaded gasoline with a posted octane rating of 87 or higher. If the octane rating is less than 87, an audible knocking noise, commonly referred to as spark knock, might be heard when ...

Clutch Pedal
Clutch Pedal Check the clutch pedal for smooth operation and clutch fluid level from time to time. If clutch dragging is felt with the pedal fully depressed, have the clutch inspected by your SU ...