Ford Escape: Brakes - Driving - Ford Escape Owner's ManualFord Escape: Brakes

Occasional brake noise is normal. If a metal-to-metal, continuous grinding or continuous squeal sound is present, the brake linings may be worn-out and should be inspected by an authorized dealer. If the vehicle has continuous vibration or shudder in the steering wheel while braking, the vehicle should be inspected by an authorized dealer.

Refer to Warning lights and chimes in the Instrument Cluster chapter for information on the brake system warning light.

Under normal operating conditions, brake dust may accumulate on the

Under normal operating conditions, brake dust may accumulate on the wheels. Some brake dust is inevitable as brakes wear and does not contribute to brake noise. The use of modern friction materials with emphasis on improved performance and environmental considerations can lead to more dust than in the past. Brake dust can be cleaned by weekly washing with soapy water and a soft sponge. Heavier deposits can be removed with Motorcraft Wheel and Tire Cleaner. See the Cleaning chapter for more information.

Engine block heater (if equipped)
WARNING: Failure to follow engine block heater instructions could result in property damage or physical injury. WARNING: To reduce the risk of electrical shock, do not use your heater with ungrou ...

Four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
Your vehicle is equipped with an anti-lock braking system (ABS). This system helps you maintain steering control during emergency stops by keeping the brakes from locking. Noise from the ABS pump mo ...

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Fog Lights — If Equipped
To activate the front fog lights, turn on the parking lights or the low beam headlights and pull out on the end of the multifunction lever. Front Fog Light Control NOTE: The front fog lights ...

Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
For vehicles with this feature, read the following section before using it. The Forward Collision Alert (FCA) system may help to avoid or reduce the harm caused by front-end crashes. FCA provides a ...

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 ...