Ford Escape: Speed control (if equipped) - Driver Controls - Ford Escape Owner's ManualFord Escape: Speed control (if equipped)

With speed control set, you can maintain a set speed without keeping your foot on the accelerator pedal.

roads that are winding, slippery or unpaved. WARNING: Do not use the speed control in heavy traffic or on roads that are winding, slippery or unpaved.

Using speed control

The speed controls are located on the steering wheel. The following buttons work with speed control:

OFF: Press to turn speed control off.
ON: Press to turn speed control on.
SET +: Press to set a speed or increase a set speed.
SET –: Press to decrease a set speed.
RES (Resume): Press to resume a set speed.

Setting speed control

Setting speed control

To set speed control:

1. Press and release ON.
2. Accelerate to the desired speed.
3. Press and release SET +.
4. Take your foot off the accelerator pedal.
5. The indicator instrument cluster will turn on. light on the instrument cluster will turn on.


• Vehicle speed may vary momentarily when driving up and down a steep hill.
• If the vehicle speed increases above the set speed on a downhill, you may want to apply the brakes to reduce the speed.
• If the vehicle speed decreases more than 10 mph (16 km/h) below your set speed on an uphill, your speed control will disengage.

Disengaging speed control

Tap the brake pedal or clutch pedal (if equipped) to disengage the speed control. Disengaging the speed control will not erase previous set speed.

Note: When you use the clutch pedal to disengage the speed control, the engine speed may briefly increase, this is normal.

Resuming a set speed

Press and release RES. This will automatically return the vehicle to the previously set speed.

Increasing speed while using speed control

To set a higher speed:

• Press and hold SET + until you get to the desired speed, then release.

You can also use SET + to operate the tap-up function. Press and release SET + to increase the set speed in 1 mph (1.6 km/h) increments.

• Use the accelerator pedal to get to the desired speed, then speed press and release SET +.

Reducing speed while using speed control

To reduce a set speed:

• Press and hold SET– until you get to the desired speed, then release.

You can also use SET– to operate the tap-down function. Press and release SET– to decrease the set speed in 1 mph (1.6 km/h) increments.

• Press the brake pedal or the clutch pedal (if equipped) until the desired vehicle speed is reached and press and release SET +.

Turning off speed control

To turn off the speed control, press OFF or turn off the ignition.

Note: When you turn off the speed control or the ignition, your speed control set speed memory is erased.

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