Ford Escape: Driving through water
If driving through deep or standing water is unavoidable, proceed very slowly. Never drive through water that is higher than the bottom of the wheel rims (for cars) or the bottom of the hubs (for trucks).
When driving through water, traction or brake capability may be limited.
Also, water may enter your engineвЂ™s air intake and severely damage your engine or your vehicle may stall. Driving through deep water where the transmission vent tube is submerged may allow water into the transmission and cause internal transmission damage.
Once through the water, always dry the brakes by moving your vehicle slowly while applying light pressure on the brake pedal.
Wet brakes do not stop the vehicle as quickly as dry brakes.
Dome light, map light, cargo area light and door step light
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Stowing the flat/spare tire
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Installing a Child Seat with a Tether
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