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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    Supported Media (Disc Types)
    The MP3 file recording media supported by the radio are CDDA, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, and CDDA+MP3. ...

    Vanity mirror
    The vanity mirrors are located on the back of the sun visor. ...

    When the System Does Not Seem to Work Properly
    The following messages may be displayed on the DIC: SERVICE PARKING ASSIST: If this message occurs, take the vehicle to your dealer to repair the system. PARK ASSIST OFF: If the URPA system does n ...