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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    Service precautions
    Adequate care of your vehicle at regular intervals serves to preserve the value and appearance as long as possible. Maintenance items as described in this owner’s manual can be performed by the ...

    Unlocking the rear gate
    Unlocking the rear gate Pressing the “” button unlocks the rear gate. An electronic chirp will sound twice and the turn signal lights will flash twice. ...

    First-aid kit
    Open the tailgate. Remove first-aid kit : from the parcel net. Check the expiration date on the first-aid kit at least once a year. Replace the contents if necessary, and replace mi ...