Ford Escape: Seat-mounted side airbag system - Airbag Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) - Seating and Safety Restraints - Ford Escape Owner's ManualFord Escape: Seat-mounted side airbag system

near the airbag cover on the side of the seatbacks of the front WARNING: Do not place objects or mount equipment on or near the airbag cover on the side of the seatbacks of the front seats or in front seat areas that may come into contact with a deploying airbag. Failure to follow these instructions may increase the risk of personal injury in the event of a collision.

accessory seat covers may prevent the deployment of the side WARNING: Do not use accessory seat covers. The use of accessory seat covers may prevent the deployment of the side airbags and increase the risk of injury in an accident.

could injure you as it deploys from the side of the seatback. WARNING: Do not lean your head on the door. The side airbag could injure you as it deploys from the side of the seatback.

airbag SRS, its fuses or the seat cover on a seat containing an WARNING: Do not attempt to service, repair, or modify the airbag SRS, its fuses or the seat cover on a seat containing an airbag. See an authorized dealer.

their safety belts even when an airbag SRS is provided. WARNING: All occupants of the vehicle should always wear their safety belts even when an airbag SRS is provided.

Determining if the system is operational
The SRS uses a readiness light in the instrument cluster or a tone to indicate the status of the system. Refer to Airbag readiness section in the Instrument Cluster chapter. Routine maintenance of t ...

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

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A/C Air Filter — If Equipped
The A/C Filter prevents most dust and pollen from entering the cabin. The filter acts on air coming from outside the vehicle and recirculated air within the passenger compartment. Refer to “Ma ...

General Towing Information
Only use towing equipment that has been designed for the vehicle. Contact your dealer or trailering dealer for assistance with preparing the vehicle for towing a trailer. See the following trailer ...

Lights
Have someone observe the operation of exterior lights while you work the controls. Check turn signal and high beam indicator lights on the instrument panel. ...