Ford Escape: Four Wheel Drive (4WD) System (if equipped)
WARNING: For important information regarding safe operation of this type of vehicle, see Preparing to drive your vehicle in this chapter.
Your vehicle is equipped with an intelligent 4WD System that continuously monitors vehicle conditions and automatically adjusts the power distribution between the front and rear wheels. It combines transparent all-surface operation with highly capable four-wheel drive.
The 4WD system is always active and requires no driver input. It is capable of handling all road conditions, including street and highway driving as well as off-road and winter driving.
Driving off-road with truck and utility vehicles
4WD vehicles are specially equipped for driving on sand, snow, mud and rough terrain and have operating characteristics that are somewhat different from conventional vehicles, both on and off the road.
- How your vehicle differs from other vehicles
- Basic operating principles
- If your vehicle goes off the edge of the pavement
- If your vehicle gets stuck
- Emergency maneuvers
- Mud and water
- Driving on hilly or sloping terrain
- Driving on snow and ice
- Maintenance and modifications
Periodic Maintenance Schedule
R: Replace or change I : Inspect, clean, adjust, lubricate or replace as necessary R: Replace or change I : Inspect, clean, adjust, lubricate or replace as necessary #1: Inspect at 250000 km (15 ...
Engine compartment cover
■ Removing the engine compartment cover ■ Installing the clips NOTICE ■After installing an engine compartment cover Make sure that the cover is securely installed in its orig ...
SEAT BELT PRECAUTIONS WARNING: All occupants of the vehicle must wear their seat belts at all times. Seat belts and child restraints reduce the risk of serious or fatal injuries for all occup ...