Ford Escape: 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 restrained.
WARNING: Never let a passenger hold a child on his or her lap while the vehicle is moving. The passenger cannot protect the child from injury in a collision.
WARNING: All occupants of the vehicle, including the driver, should always properly wear their safety belts, even when an air bag supplemental restraint system (SRS) is provided.
WARNING: It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area, inside or outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people riding in these areas are more likely to be seriously injured or killed. Do not allow people to ride in any area of your vehicle that is not equipped with seats and safety belts. Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and using a safety belt properly.
WARNING: In a rollover crash, an unbelted person is significantly more likely to die than a person wearing a seat belt.
WARNING: Each seating position in your vehicle has a specific safety belt assembly which is made up of one buckle and one tongue that are designed to be used as a pair. 1) Use the shoulder belt on the outside shoulder only. Never wear the shoulder belt under the arm. 2) Never swing the safety belt around your neck over the inside shoulder. 3) Never use a single belt for more than one person.
WARNING: When possible, all children 12 years old and under should be properly restrained in a rear seating position.
WARNING: Safety belts and seats can become hot in a vehicle that has been closed up in sunny weather; they could burn a small child. Check seat covers and buckles before you place a child anywhere near them.
WARNING: Front and rear seat occupants, including pregnant women, should wear safety belts for optimum protection in an accident.
- Combination lap and shoulder belts
- Energy Management Feature
- Safety belt locking modes
- Safety belt height adjustment
- Safety belt pretensioner
- Safety belt extension assembly
- Safety belt warning light and indicator chime
Cargo area light
Cargo area light 1) DOOR 2) OFF 3) ON The cargo area light switch has the following positions. DOOR: The light illuminates when the rear gate is opened. The light remains illuminated ...
Putting ACC in standby mode
Before ACC can be used to regulate speed and/or the distance to a vehicle ahead, it must first be put in standby mode. To do so: Press . The symbol appears in the display and parentheses ( ...
Do not exceed the legally prescribed maximum speed for vehicle/trailer combinations in the relevant country. This lowers the risk of an accident. Only install an approved trailer coupling on y ...