Ford Escape: System check and vehicle feature customization - Message center (if equipped) - Instrument Cluster - Ford Escape Owner's ManualFord Escape: System check and vehicle feature customization

Press the SETUP button repeatedly to cycle the message center through the following features:

PRESS RESET FOR ENGLISH (if in another language)

PRESS RESET FOR ENGLISH (if in another language)

When entering the setup menu and a non-English language has been selected, this message will be displayed to change back to English.

Press the RESET button to change back to English.

RESET FOR SYSTEM CHECK

When this message appears, press the RESET button and the message center will begin to cycle through the following systems and provide a status of the item if needed.

1. OIL LIFE
2. LIFTGATE AND GLASS
3. BRAKE SYSTEM
4. DTE/FUEL LEVEL
5. REAR PARK AID (if equipped)
6. MYKEY DISTANCE (if a MyKey is programmed)
7. MYKEY(S) PROGRAMMED
8. ADMIN KEYS PROGRAMMED

Note: Some systems show a message only if a condition is present.

OIL LIFE

This displays the remaining oil life.

An oil change is required whenever indicated by the message center and according to the recommended maintenance schedule. USE ONLY RECOMMENDED ENGINE OILS.

To reset the oil monitoring system to 100% after each oil change, perform the following:

1. Press and release the SETUP button to display “OIL LIFE XXX% HOLD RESET = NEW”.
2. Press and hold the RESET button for two seconds and release to reset the oil life to 100%.

UNITS

Displays the current units in English or Metric.

Press RESET to change between English and Metric.

AUTOLAMP (if equipped)

This feature keeps your headlights on for up to three minutes after the ignition is switched off.

Press the RESET control to select the new Autolamp delay values of 0, 10, 20, 30, 60, 90, 120 or 180 seconds.

AUTOLOCK

This feature automatically locks all vehicle doors when the vehicle is shifted into any gear, putting the vehicle in motion.

Press RESET to turn autolock on or off.

AUTOUNLOCK

This feature automatically unlocks all vehicle doors when the driver’s door is opened within 10 minutes of the ignition being turned off.

Press RESET to turn autounlock on or off.

REAR PARK AID (if equipped)

This feature sounds a warning tone to warn the driver of obstacles near the rear bumper, and functions only when R (Reverse) gear is selected.

Press the RESET button to turn it off or on.

CREATE MYKEY / MYKEY SETUP / CLEAR MYKEY

For more information refer to MyKey in the Locks and Security chapter.

ZONE [XX] RESET = CHANGE (if equipped)

For more information on the compass and compass set up, refer to Electronic compass in the Driver Controls chapter.

RESET FOR CALIBRATION (if equipped)

For more information on the compass and compass set up, refer to Electronic compass in the Driver Controls chapter.

LANGUAGE = ENGLISH / SPANISH / FRENCH

Allows you to choose which language the message center will display in.

Selectable languages are English, Spanish, or French.

Waiting four seconds or pressing the RESET button cycles the message center through each of the language choices.

Press and hold the RESET button for two seconds to set the language choice.

    Message center (if equipped)
    Your vehicle’s message center is capable of monitoring many vehicle systems and will alert you to potential vehicle problems and various conditions with an informational message followed by a long ...

    System warnings
    System warnings alert you to possible problems or malfunctions in your vehicle’s operating systems. In the event of a multiple warning situation, the message center will cycle the display to sh ...

    See also:

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    Wheels and tires
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    Valet mode
    When you choose the valet mode, the alarm system does not operate. In valet mode, the remote transmitter is used only for locking and unlocking the doors and rear gate and panic activation. T ...