Ford Escape: SOS Post-Crash Alert System™ - Airbag Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) - Seating and Safety Restraints - Ford Escape Owner's ManualFord Escape: SOS Post-Crash Alert System™

The system automatically flashes the turn signal lamps and sounds the horn three times at four second intervals in the event of a serious impact that deploys an airbag (front, side, side curtain [if equipped] or Safety Canopy [if equipped]) or the safety belt pretensioners.

The system can be turned off when any one of the following actions are taken by the driver or any other person:

• pressing the hazard control button,
• or pressing the panic button on the remote entry transmitter.

The feature will continue to operate until the vehicle runs out of power.

    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 ...

    Disposal of airbags and airbag equipped vehicles (includingpretensioners)
    Contact your authorized dealer as soon as possible. Airbags MUST BE disposed of by qualified personnel. ...

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    Using a flat-bed truck
    This is the best way to transport your vehicle. Use the following procedures to ensure safe transportation. 1. Shift the select lever into the “P” position for automatic transmission mode ...

    Warning and Indicator Lights
    Front Passenger’s Seat Belt Reminder Light The front passenger’s seat belt reminder light is located in the center of the instrument panel. If there is a passenger in the front seat and the ...

    Automatic Transmission Fluid
    Check the fluid level with the engine at normal operating temperature. 1. Park the vehicle on level ground. Start the engine, let it run until the radiator fan comes on, then shut off the en ...