Ford Escape: Sand - Four Wheel Drive (4WD) System (if equipped) - Driving - Ford Escape Owner's ManualFord Escape: Sand

When driving over sand, try to keep all four wheels on the most solid area of the trail. Avoid reducing the tire pressures but shift to a lower gear and drive steadily through the terrain. Apply the accelerator slowly and avoid spinning the wheels.

Avoid excessive speed because vehicle momentum can work against you and cause the vehicle to become stuck to the point that assistance may be required from another vehicle. Remember, you may be able to back out the way you came if you proceed with caution.

    Emergency maneuvers
    • In an unavoidable emergency situation where a sudden sharp turn must be made, remember to avoid “over-driving” your vehicle, i.e., turn the steering wheel only as rapidly and as far as requi ...

    Mud and water
    If you must drive through high water, drive slowly. Traction or brake capability may be limited. When driving through water, determine the depth; avoid water higher than the bottom of the hubs ...

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    If the engine fails to start
    Note: If the engine fails to crank when the START/STOP button is pressed and there has been a recent collision, seek qualified assistance. If the engine fails to crank, or fails to start, consult ...

    Detachable tow ball
    Fit and remove instructions are supplied with this accessory fit item. Ensure that they are kept in a safe place. ...

    To Play an iPod
    This audio system can play the audio files on the iPod with the same controls used for the in-dash disc changer. To play an iPod, connect it to the USB adapter cable in the upper glove box b ...