Ford Escape: Electronic stability control (ESC)
Electronic stability control (ESC) may enhance your vehicleвЂ™s directional stability during adverse maneuvers, for example when cornering severely or avoiding objects in the roadway. ESC operates by applying brakes to one or more of the wheels individually and, if necessary, reducing engine power if the system detects that the vehicle is about to skid or slide laterally.
During electronic stability control events, the stability control light in the instrument cluster will flash.
Certain adverse driving maneuvers may activate the electronic stability control system, which include but are not limited to:
вЂў Taking a turn too fast
вЂў Maneuvering quickly to avoid an accident, pedestrian or obstacle
вЂў Driving over a patch of ice or other slippery surfaces
вЂў Changing lanes on a snow-rutted road
вЂў Entering a snow-free road from a snow-covered side street, or vice versa
вЂў Entering a paved road from a gravel road, or vice versa
вЂў Cornering while towing a heavily loaded trailer (refer to Trailer towing in the Tires, Wheels and Loading chapter)
Interior lights intensity
While the exterior lamps are turned on, intensity of interior lights can be adjusted. See 248, CONTROLS, Interior illumination control. ...
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Fuel filler lid
1. Stop the engine. 2. To open the fuel filler lid, pull the release lever. CAUTION To avoid injury from sharp edges, it is recommended that protective gloves be worn if there is a need to open t ...