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 ...

See also:

Lower Anchors and Tether for CHildren (LATCH)
Your vehicle’s rear seat is equipped with the child restraint anchorage system called LATCH. The LATCH system provides for the installation of the child restraint without using the vehicle’s ...

Driving through water
If driving through deep or standing water is unavoidable, proceed very slowly. Never drive through water that is higher than the bottom of the wheel rims (for cars) or the bottom of the hubs (for ...

Securing Child Restraints (Front Passenger Seat)
This vehicle has airbags. A rear seat is a safer place to secure a forward-facing child restraint. See Where to Put the Restraint on page 3‑41. In addition, the vehicle has a passenger sensin ...