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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    Important safety notes
    The use of seat belts and infant and child restraint systems is required by law in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. territories and all Canadian provinces. Even where this is not ...

    Seatbelt warning light and chime
    Refer to “Seatbelt warning light and chime”. ...

    Voice Training
    For users experiencing difficulty with the system recognizing their voice commands or numbers, the Uconnect™ Phone Voice Training feature may be used. To enter this training mode, follow one o ...