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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    Conditions affecting operation
    The smart key system uses weak radio waves. In the following situations, the communication between the electronic key and the vehicle may be affected, preventing the smart key system and wireless re ...

    Fuel system
    Under no circumstances should any part of the fuel system be dismantled or replaced by anyone other than a suitably qualified vehicle technician. Ensure sparks and naked lights are kept away f ...

    Voice control support features
    • Tutorial: A feature that helps acquaint you with the system and the procedure for giving commands. • Training: A feature that enables the voice control system to become familiar with yo ...