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. ...

    See also:

    Accessory Power Sockets
    Your vehicle has two or three accessory power sockets depending on the model. To use an accessory power socket, the ignition switch must be in the ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position. ...

    Connecting external devices
    Sockets for auxiliary devices in the storage compartment between the front seats An auxiliary device, such as an iPod® or MP3 player can be connected to the audio system via one of the socke ...

    Trailer brakes
    If your trailer is equipped with a braking system, make sure it conforms to federal and/or local regulations and that it is properly installed. Never connect a trailer brake system directly ...