Ford Escape: Sand - Four Wheel Drive (4WD) System (if equipped) - Driving - Ford Escape Owner's ManualFord Escape: Sand

When driving over sand, try to keep all four wheels on the most solid area of the trail. Avoid reducing the tire pressures but shift to a lower gear and drive steadily through the terrain. Apply the accelerator slowly and avoid spinning the wheels.

Avoid excessive speed because vehicle momentum can work against you and cause the vehicle to become stuck to the point that assistance may be required from another vehicle. Remember, you may be able to back out the way you came if you proceed with caution.

    Emergency maneuvers
    • In an unavoidable emergency situation where a sudden sharp turn must be made, remember to avoid “over-driving” your vehicle, i.e., turn the steering wheel only as rapidly and as far as requi ...

    Mud and water
    If you must drive through high water, drive slowly. Traction or brake capability may be limited. When driving through water, determine the depth; avoid water higher than the bottom of the hubs ...

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    Making a flat seat
    By removing the head restraints and fully reclining the seatbacks of the seats, one large flat seat is achieved. WARNING: ● Never drive while there are occupants sitting on the flat seat. T ...

    QR25DE engine
    1. Engine oil filler cap 2. Brake fluid reservoir 3. Air cleaner 4. Engine coolant reservoir 5. Window washer fluid reservoir 6. Engine drive belt location 7. Engine oil dipstick 8. Radi ...

    Instrument Cluster Descriptions
    1. Fuel Gauge The fuel gauge shows level of fuel in tank when ignition switch is in the ON/RUN position. 2. Fuel Door Reminder This symbol indicates the side of the vehicle where the fuel cap ...