Ford Escape: Combination lap and shoulder belts - Safety Belt System - Seating and Safety Restraints - Ford Escape Owner's ManualFord Escape: Combination lap and shoulder belts

1. Insert the belt tongue into the proper buckle (the buckle closest to the direction the tongue is coming from) until you hear a snap and feel it latch. Make sure the tongue is securely fastened in the buckle.

2. To unfasten, press the release

2. To unfasten, press the release button and remove the tongue from the buckle.

Restraint of pregnant women

Restraint of pregnant women

and the safety belt properly fastened. The lap portion of the WARNING: Always ride and drive with your seatback upright and the safety belt properly fastened. The lap portion of the safety belt should fit snug and be positioned low across the hips. The shoulder portion of the safety belt should be positioned across the chest. Pregnant women should also follow this practice. See figure below.

Pregnant women should always wear their safety belt. The lap belt portion of a combination lap and shoulder belt should be positioned low across the hips below the belly and worn as tight as comfort will allow. The shoulder belt should be positioned to cross the middle of the shoulder and the center of the chest.

Energy Management Feature

    Safety Belt System
    WARNING: Always drive and ride with your seatback upright and the lap belt snug and low across the hips. WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury, make sure children sit where they can be properly r ...

    Energy Management Feature
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