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Ford 2009 Escape Hybrid Owner's Manual

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  • Page 1 Turn signal control Bulb replacement Driver Controls Windshield wiper/washer control Steering wheel adjustment Power windows Mirrors Speed control Moon roof Message center Locks and Security Keys Locks Anti-theft system 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) Table of Contents...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Fuel pump/High voltage shut-off switches Fuses and relays Changing tires Wheel lug nut torque Jump starting Wrecker towing Customer Assistance Reporting safety defects (U.S. only) Reporting safety defects (Canada only) Cleaning 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Ford Motor Company. Ford may change the contents without notice and without incurring obligation. Copyright © 2008 Ford Motor Company...
  • Page 4: Introduction

    For more information on Ford Motor Company and its products visit the following website: • In the United States: www.ford.com •...
  • Page 5 Drive your new vehicle at least 1,000 miles (1,600 km) before towing a trailer. For more detailed information about towing a trailer, refer to Trailer towing in the Tires, Wheels and Loading chapter. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 6 Stopping: The gas engine may shut off to conserve fuel as you come to a stop. Restarting the vehicle is not required. Simply step on the accelerator when you are ready to drive. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 7 The high voltage battery is cooled by cabin air drawn from vent holes in the front of the rear seat cushions. Avoid placing objects at the vent holes which block air flow to the high voltage battery. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 8 Tire Inflation: Keep tires properly inflated and only use recommended size. Climate Control: Your hybrid is equipped with an “ECON” button that offers a more fuel efficient operation of your automatic temperature control system. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 9 • Observe posted speed limits • Perform all scheduled maintenance • There is no need to wait for your engine to “warm up”. The vehicle is ready to drive immediately after starting 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) Introduction...
  • Page 10 Why does my engine never shut down above 40 mph (64 km/h)? Why does my engine stay ON when it’s extremely cold outside? 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) Answer The high voltage battery is electrically isolated from the rest of the vehicle when the key is OFF.
  • Page 11 What is the engine oil change service interval? Can I put E10 or E85 in my vehicle, and how will it affect my fuel economy? 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) Introduction Answer Your vehicle’s engine and transmission...
  • Page 12 For a detailed description of what is covered and what is not covered by your vehicle’s New Vehicle Limited Warranty, refer to the Warranty Guide/Customer Information Guide that is provided to you along with your Owner’s Guide. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) Answer...
  • Page 13 In order to properly diagnose and service your vehicle, Ford Motor Company, Ford of Canada, and service and repair facilities may access vehicle diagnostic information through a direct connection to your vehicle when diagnosing or servicing your vehicle.
  • Page 14 Introduction To access this information, special equipment must be directly connected to the recording modules. Ford Motor Company and Ford of Canada do not access event data recorder information without obtaining consent, unless pursuant to court order or where required by law enforcement, other government authorities or other third parties acting with lawful authority.
  • Page 15 WARNING: Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control, accident and injury. Ford strongly recommends that drivers use extreme caution when using any device that may take their focus off the road. The driver’s primary responsibility is the safe operation of their vehicle.
  • Page 16 Brake Fluid - Non-Petroleum Based Stability Control System Master Lighting Switch Fog Lamps-Front Fuel Pump Reset Windshield Defrost/Demist 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) See Owner’s Guide Airbag - Front Child Seat Lower Anchor Brake System...
  • Page 17 Avoid Smoking, Flames, or Sparks Explosive Gas Power Steering Fluid Service Engine Soon Passenger Compartment Air Filter Check Fuel Cap 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) Introduction Power Window Lockout Interior Luggage Compartment Release Engine Oil...
  • Page 18: Instrument Cluster

    If the light is blinking, engine misfire is occurring which could damage your catalytic converter. Drive in a moderate fashion (avoid heavy acceleration and deceleration) and have your vehicle serviced immediately by your authorized dealer. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 19 A chime will sound when there is a malfunction in the indicator light. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) Instrument Cluster...
  • Page 20 This indicates a problem with the electrical system or a related component. Engine oil pressure: Illuminates when the oil pressure falls below the normal range, refer to Engine oil in the Maintenance and Specifications chapter. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 21 (refer to Fuel gauge in this chapter). Speed control: Illuminates when the speed control is engaged. Turns off when the speed control system is disengaged. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) Instrument Cluster...
  • Page 22 Message center activation chime: Sounds when a warning message (except PARKING BRAKE ENGAGED while parked) appears in the message center display for the first time. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 23: Gauges

    Odometer: Registers the total miles (kilometers) of the vehicle. Refer to Message center in the Driver Controls chapter on how to switch the display from Metric to English. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) Instrument Cluster...
  • Page 24 The fuel gauge may vary slightly when the vehicle is in motion or on a grade. Refer to Filling the tank in the Maintenance and Specifications chapter for more information. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 25: Entertainment Systems

    WARNING: Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control, accident and injury. Ford strongly recommends that drivers use extreme caution when using any device that may take their focus off the road. The driver’s primary responsibility is the safe operation of their vehicle.
  • Page 26 10 in AM, 10 in FM1 and FM2. Saving presets automatically (Autoset)– Autoset allows you to set the strongest local radio stations without losing your original manually set preset stations for AM/FM1/FM2. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 27 LOAD CD #, load the desired disc, label side up. If you do not choose a slot within five seconds, the system will choose for you. Once loaded, the first track will begin to play. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 28 In CD mode– Press DIRECT. The display will read DIRECT TRACK MODE SELECT TRACK. Enter the desired track number using the memory preset buttons (0–9). The system will then begin playing that track. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 29 You may cancel your entry by pressing DIRECT. If an invalid station number is entered, INVALID CHANNEL will appear in the display and the system will continue playing the current station. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 30 Press OK to enter into the satellite radio menu. Press to cycle through the following options: • CATEGORY MENU- Press OK to enter category mode. Press to scroll through the list of available SIRIUS channel Categories (Pop, 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 31 DISABLE as the alerts are currently on, so your other option is to turn them off. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 32 SPEED COMPENSATED VOLUME (if equipped): With this feature on, radio volume automatically gets louder with increasing vehicle speed to compensate for road and wind noise. The default setting is off. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) to scroll through the following to adjust the level of bass.
  • Page 33: Auxiliary Input Jack (Line In)

    Auxiliary input jack (Line in) WARNING: Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control, accident and injury. Ford strongly recommends that drivers use extreme caution when using any device that may take their focus off the road. The driver’s primary responsibility is the safe operation of their vehicle.
  • Page 34 6. Press AUX on the vehicle radio repeatedly until LINE, LINE IN or SYNC LINE IN appears in the display. You should hear audio from your portable music player although it may be low. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 35: Usb Port

    USB port (if equipped) WARNING: Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control, accident and injury. Ford strongly recommends that drivers use extreme caution when using any device that may take their focus off the road. The driver’s primary responsibility is the safe operation of their vehicle.
  • Page 36 • Station overload: When you pass a broadcast tower, a stronger signal may overtake a weaker one and play while the weak station frequency is displayed. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 37 CD units are designed to play commercially pressed 4.75 in (12 cm) audio compact discs only. Due to technical incompatibility, certain recordable and re-recordable compact discs may not function correctly when used in Ford CD players. Do not use any irregular shaped CDs or discs with a scratch protection film attached.
  • Page 38 .mp3 file extension) and all folders containing MP3 files, from F001 (folder) T001 (track) to F253 T255. • Creating discs with only one level of folders will help with navigation through the disc files. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 39: Satellite Radio Information

    • Antenna obstructions: For optimal reception performance, keep the antenna clear of snow and ice build-up and keep luggage and other material as far away from the antenna as possible. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) Entertainment Systems .mp3...
  • Page 40 Note: SIRIUS reserves the unrestricted right to change, rearrange, add or delete programming including canceling, moving or adding particular channels, and its prices, at any time, with or without notice to you. Ford Motor Company shall not be responsible for any such programming changes.
  • Page 41 UNSUBSCRIBED Subscription not available for this NO TEXT Artist information not NO TEXT Song title information not available. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) Entertainment Systems Action Required No action required. This message should disappear shortly.
  • Page 42: Navigation System

    For more information, please refer to the SYNC supplement or to the SYNC section in the Navigation system supplement (if equipped). 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 43: Climate Controls

    Press this button again to return to the previous air flow selection or press AUTO to return to full automatic control. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 44 A/C button LED is illuminated and the air distribution selection is either AUTO, (panel) or (panel/floor). 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) (defrost). Recirculated air...
  • Page 45 A/C in ECON mode, try leaving the system in ECON mode and reducing the temperature setting 1 or 2 degrees at a time. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) Climate Controls (floor/defrost).
  • Page 46: Rear Window Defroster

    To manually turn off the rear window defroster at any time, press again. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 47 This may cause damage to the heated grid lines and will not be covered by your warranty. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 48: Lights

    If the windshield wipers are turned on for a brief period of time, the exterior lamps will turn on with the headlamp control in the autolamp position. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 49 Pull the headlamp control towards you to turn the fog lamps on. The fog lamp indicator light will illuminate. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 50 (DRL) system does not activate the tail lamps and generally may not provide adequate lighting during these conditions. Failure to activate your headlamps under these conditions may result in a collision. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 51 3.0 mm circle on the headlamp lens. 3. Turn on the low beam headlamps to illuminate the wall or screen and open the hood. Cover the left-hand headlamp with an opaque cloth. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 52: Turn Signal Control

    • Push up to activate the right turn signal. INTERIOR LAMPS Dome lamps and map lamps The front dome lamp is located overhead between the driver and passenger seats. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 53 • the control is in the DOOR position and any door is open. When the control is in the OFF position, it will not illuminate when you open the doors. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) Lights...
  • Page 54: Bulb Replacement

    Examples of unacceptable moisture (usually caused by a lamp water leak) are: • Water puddle inside the lamp • Large water droplets, drip marks or streaks present on the interior of the lens 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 55 To replace all instrument panel lights - see your authorized dealer Replacing interior bulbs Check the operation of all bulbs frequently. Replacing exterior bulbs Check the operation of all the bulbs frequently. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) Lights Trade number...
  • Page 56 1. Make sure that the headlamp control is in the off position. 2. Open the hood. 3. Reach over the front bolster. 4. Rotate the bulb socket counterclockwise and remove from the lamp assembly. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 57 5. Pull bulb straight out of socket and push in the new bulb. 6. Install the bulb socket into the lamp assembly and rotate clockwise. 7. Carefully install the tail lamp assembly on the vehicle and secure with two screws. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 58 To remove the lamp assembly: 1. Remove the two screws and move the lamp assembly away from the liftgate. 2. Remove the bulb holder from the lamp assembly by depressing the snaps. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 59 3. Remove the bulb from the lamp assembly by pulling out on the bulb while squeezing on the upper and lower snap clips at the same time. Install the new bulb in reverse order. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 60: Driver Controls

    When the windshield wipers are turned on during daylight, and the headlamp control is in the autolamp position, the exterior lamps will turn on after a brief delay and will remain on until the wipers are turned off. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 61 3. Push the steering column tilt lever up. This will lock the steering wheel in position. WARNING: Never adjust the steering wheel when the vehicle is moving. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) Driver Controls...
  • Page 62 1. Determine which magnetic zone you are in for your geographic location by referring to the zone map. 2. Turn ignition to the on position. 3. Start the engine. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) 7 8 9 1011...
  • Page 63 (less than 3 mph [5 km/h]) until the CAL display changes to the direction value. It may take up to five circles to complete calibration. 4. The compass is now calibrated. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 64 MP3 players, CDs or handbags. To remove, open the console lid and pull the bin straight up and out from the console housing. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 65 • do not use the power point longer than necessary when the engine is not running, • do not leave battery chargers, video game adapters, computers and other devices plugged in overnight or when the vehicle is parked for extended periods. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) Driver Controls...
  • Page 66 Do not keep electrical devices plugged in the power point whenever the device is not in use. It is not recommended to use any extension cord with the 110 VAC power point, since it will 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 67: Power Windows

    Rear Window Buffeting: When one or both of the rear windows are open, the vehicle may demonstrate a wind throb or buffeting noise; this noise can be alleviated by lowering a front window approximately two to three inches. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) Driver Controls...
  • Page 68: Mirrors

    (high reflective) state to the non-glare (darkened) state when bright lights (glare) reach the mirror. When the mirror detects bright light from behind the vehicle, it will automatically adjust (darken) to minimize glare. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 69 2. Move the control in the direction you wish to tilt the mirror. 3. Return to the center position to lock mirrors in place. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) Driver Controls...
  • Page 70: Speed Control

    With speed control set, you can maintain a set speed without keeping your foot on the accelerator pedal. WARNING: Do not use the speed control in heavy traffic or on roads that are winding, slippery or unpaved. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) (if equipped)
  • Page 71 Disengaging the speed control will not erase previous set speed. Note: When you use the clutch pedal to disengage the speed control, the engine speed may briefly increase, this is normal. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 72 1 mph (1.6 km/h). • Depress the brake pedal or the clutch pedal (if equipped) until the desired vehicle speed is reached and press the SET + control. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 73 In CD mode: • Press to listen to the next track on the disc. In Satellite radio mode: • Press to advance through preset channels. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) Driver Controls...
  • Page 74 Press to scroll through various menus and selections. Press OK to confirm your selection. For further information on the SYNC system, refer to the SYNC supplement. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 75: Moon Roof

    To close the moon roof: The moon roof is equipped with an automatic, one-touch, closing feature. Press and release the front portion of the control. To stop motion at any time during the one-touch closing, press the control again. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) Driver Controls...
  • Page 76: Message Center

    The system will also notify you of potential vehicle problems with a display of system warnings followed by an indicator chime. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 77 Remember to turn the ignition off when refueling your vehicle. Otherwise, the display will not show the addition of fuel for a few miles (kilometers). DTE will vary according to your driving habits. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 78 Your vehicle must be moving to calculate instantaneous fuel economy. When your vehicle is not moving, this function shows , one or no bars illuminated. Instantaneous fuel economy cannot be reset. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 79 OK message or a warning message for four seconds. Pressing the RESET control cycles the message center through each of the systems being monitored. If you don’t press any button, the system will cycle itself. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 80 Units (English/Metric) 1. Select this function from the SETUP menu for the current units to be displayed. 2. Press the RESET control to change the message display from English to Metric. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 81 2. Waiting four seconds or pressing the RESET control cycles the message center through each of the language choices. Selectable languages are English, Spanish, or French. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 82 Stop safely now High engine temperature High motor temperature Park brake engaged XXX miles to E fuel level low 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) Status Warning cannot be reset Warning returns after 10 minutes if...
  • Page 83 WARNING: When the engine and radiator are hot, scalding coolant and steam may shoot out under pressure and cause serious injury. Do not remove the cooling system cap when the engine and radiator are hot. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) Driver Controls...
  • Page 84 Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) in the Tires, Wheels and Loading chapter. If the warning stays on or continues to come on, have the system inspected by your authorized dealer 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 85 CARGO AREA FEATURES Cargo shade (if equipped) If your vehicle has a cargo shade, you can use it to cover items in the cargo area of your vehicle. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) Driver Controls...
  • Page 86 Do not use the vehicle’s door handles as tie down loops. Use the tie-down loops on the thumbwheels to secure load. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 87 3. Use a long, flat object to depress the tongue in the endcaps on both sides of the cross-bar. 4. Slide the cross-bar assembly off the end of the rail. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 88 3. Slide the cross-bar assemblies over the end cap tongue and into the side rails. 4. Tighten thumbwheel at both ends of the cross-bar. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 89: Locks And Security

    It is recommended that you maintain the label in a safe place for future reference, such as the inside front cover of this Owner’s Guide. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 90 Likewise, when rotating the IKT to the off position in the ignition lock cylinder, the bottom edge of the IKT adjacent to the control can be utilized. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 91: Locks

    • Performing the power door lock control procedure, or • Performing the keyless entry keypad (if equipped) procedure, or • Performing the message center (if equipped) procedure. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) Locks and Security...
  • Page 92 6. Release the 3 • 4. The user should receive a horn chirp to indicate the system has been disabled or a chirp followed by a honk to indicate the system has been enabled. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 93 You must complete Steps 1–5 within 30 seconds or the procedure will have to be repeated. If the procedure needs to be repeated, wait a minimum of 30 seconds before beginning again. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 94 With the key in any ignition position, the driver’s door will automatically unlock if it is locked using the power lock control on the driver’s door panel while the driver’s door is open. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 95 (10 meters). A decrease in operating range could be caused by: • weather conditions, • nearby radio towers, • structures around the vehicle, or • other vehicles parked next to your vehicle. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 96 Switching from two step to one step door unlocking Unlocking can be switched between two step and one step door unlocking by pressing and holding both simultaneously on the remote entry transmitter for approximately 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) and release...
  • Page 97 Note: The panic alarm will only operate when the ignition is in the off position. Replacing the battery The Integrated Keyhead Transmitter uses one coin type three-volt lithium battery CR2032 or equivalent. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) Locks and Security control is...
  • Page 98 Illuminated entry The interior lamps and puddle lamps (if equipped) illuminate when the Integrated Keyhead Transmitter or the keyless entry system keypad is used to unlock the door(s). 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 99 Note: Before starting, ensure the ignition is in the 1 (off) position and all vehicle doors are closed. You must complete Steps 1–5 within 30 seconds or the procedure will have 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 100 When pressing the controls on the keyless entry keypad, press the middle of the controls to ensure a good activation. Programming your own personal entry code To create your own personal entry code: 1. Enter the factory set code. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 101 To unlock the driver’s door, enter the factory set 5-digit code or your personal code. Each number must be pressed within five seconds of each other. The interior lamps will illuminate. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 102: Anti-Theft System

    Note: The SecuriLock™ passive anti-theft system is not compatible with non-Ford aftermarket remote start systems. Use of these systems may result in vehicle starting problems and a loss of security protection.
  • Page 103 The theft indicator will illuminate for three seconds and then go out. If the theft indicator stays on for an extended period of time or flashes rapidly, contact your authorized dealer as soon as possible. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 104 • If two previously programmed coded keys are not available, you must take your vehicle to your authorized dealer to have the spare key(s) programmed. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 105 Steps 1 through 8. If failure repeats, bring your vehicle to your authorized dealer to have the new key(s) programmed. To program additional new unprogrammed key(s), wait 20 seconds and then repeat this procedure from Step 1. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 106: Seating And Safety Restraints

    : • a trimmed energy absorbing foam and structure (1), • two steel stems (2), • a guide sleeve adjust/release button (3), • and a guide sleeve unlock/remove button (4). 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 107 WARNING: The adjustable head restraint is a safety device. Whenever possible it should be installed and properly adjusted when the seat is occupied. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 108 For occupants of extremely tall stature, adjust the head restraint to its full up position. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 109 WARNING: Do not pile cargo higher than the seatbacks to avoid injuring people in a collision or sudden stop. WARNING: Always drive and ride with your seatback upright and the lap belt snug and low across the hips. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 110 The control is located on the outboard side of the seat cushion. Press to raise or lower the front portion of the seat cushion. Press to raise or lower the rear portion of the seat cushion. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 111 To operate the heated seats: • Push the button located on the instrument panel to activate. • Push again to deactivate. The heated seats will activate when the ignition is in the on position. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 112 Push control to lower or remove head restraint. Folding down rear seats 1. Raise the rear seat head restraint and remove. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 113 2. Place the head restraint under the front seat for storage. 3. Pull the seat release control. Note: Make sure the floor is clear of all objects before folding the seat. 4. Flip seat forward. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 114 60% and 40% seatbacks. Note: When the seatback release lever is pulled, slowly lower seatback to the flat position. 6. Rotate seatback down into load floor position. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 115 An unlatched seat may become dangerous in the event of a sudden stop or collision. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 116: Safety Restraints

    The Personal Safety System provides an improved overall level of frontal crash protection to front seat occupants and is designed to help further reduce the risk of airbag-related injuries. The system is able to 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 117 A lower, less forceful energy level is provided for more common, moderate-severity impacts. A higher energy level is used for the most severe impacts. Refer to Airbag supplemental restraints section in this chapter. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 118 (child size) occupants from airbag deployments when they are improperly seated or restrained in the front passenger seat contrary to proper child-seating or restraint usage recommendations. Even with this technology, parents are STRONGLY encouraged to always properly 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 119 In addition, the RCM also monitors the restraints warning light in the instrument cluster. A difficulty with the system is indicated by one or more of the following. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 120 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 safety belt. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 121 Make sure the tongue is securely fastened in the buckle. 2. To unfasten, push the release button and remove the tongue from the buckle. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 122 12 years old and under should be properly restrained in a rear seating position whenever possible. Refer to Safety restraints for children or Safety seats for children later in this chapter. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 123 In addition, all safety belts should be checked for proper function. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 124 (including retractors, buckles and height adjusters) must be replaced if the vehicle is involved in a collision that results in deployment of front airbags, seat-mounted side airbags and Safety Canopy , and safety belt pretensioners. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 125 The driver’s safety belt is buckled before the ignition switch is turned to the on position... 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) Then... The safety belt warning light illuminates 1 minute and the warning chime sounds 6 seconds.
  • Page 126 3 mph (5 km/h) and 1-2 minutes have elapsed since the ignition switch has been turned to on... 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) Then... The Belt-Minder feature will not activate.
  • Page 127 3 of 4 fatal crashes occur within 25 miles of home. Your Ford safety belts are designed to enhance comfort. If you are uncomfortable - try different positions for the safety belt upper anchorage and seatback which should be as upright as possible;...
  • Page 128 The driver and front passenger Belt-Minder are deactivated/activated independently. When deactivating/activating one seating position, do not buckle the other position as this will terminate the process. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) Consider... Nearly 1 of 2 deaths occur in single-vehicle crashes, many when no other vehicles are around.
  • Page 129 • After receiving confirmation, the deactivation/activation procedure is complete. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 130: Airbags

    WARNING: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recommends a minimum distance of at least 10 inches (25 cm) between an occupant’s chest and the driver airbag module. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 131 Do not modify the front end of the vehicle. WARNING: Additional equipment may affect the performance of the airbag sensors increasing the risk of injury. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 132 Front airbags are designed to inflate in frontal and near-frontal collisions, not rollover, side-impact, or rear-impacts unless the collision causes sufficient longitudinal deceleration. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 133 • Front passenger sensing system. Refer to Front passenger sensing system later in this chapter. • “Passenger airbag off” or “pass airbag off” indicator lamp. Refer to Front passenger sensing system later in this chapter. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 134 • a front passenger takes his/her weight off of the seat for a period of time, The front passenger sensing system will turn off the passenger seat side airbag if: • the seat is empty and safety belt is unbuckled. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 135 • Restart the vehicle and have the person remain in this position for about two minutes. This will allow the system to detect that person and enable the passenger’s frontal airbag. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 136 Even though the passenger airbag is disabled, the pass airbag off lamp may or may not be illuminated according to the table below. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 137 Check the “passenger airbag off” or “pass airbag off” indicator lamp for proper airbag Status. Failure to follow these instructions may interfere with the front passenger seat sensing system. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) Passenger Airbag...
  • Page 138 If it is necessary to modify an advanced front airbag system to accommodate a person with disabilities, contact the Ford Customer Relationship Center at the phone number shown in the Customer Assistance chapter of this Owner’s Guide.
  • Page 139 SRS, its fuses or the seat cover on a seat containing an airbag. See an authorized dealer. WARNING: All occupants of the vehicle should always wear their safety belts even when an airbag SRS is provided. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 140 The airbag SRS is designed to activate when the vehicle sustains lateral deceleration sufficient to cause the sensors to close an electrical circuit that initiates airbag inflation. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 141 If any of these things happen, even intermittently, have the SRS serviced at your authorized dealer immediately. Unless serviced, the system may not function properly in the event of a collision. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 142 SRS and Safety Canopy system is provided. WARNING: To reduce risk of injury, do not obstruct or place objects in the deployment path of the inflatable Safety Canopy . 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 143 The Safety Canopy system is designed to active when the vehicle sustains lateral deceleration sufficient to cause the RCM to initiate Safety Canopy inflation or when a certain likelihood of a rollover event is detected by the rollover sensor. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 144 • The readiness light will not illuminate immediately after ignition is turned on. • A series of five beeps will be heard. The tone pattern will repeat periodically until the problem and/or light are repaired. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 145: Child Restraints

    Recommendations for Safety Restraints are based on probable child height, age and weight thresholds from NHTSA and other safety organizations or are the minimum requirements of law. Ford recommends checking with a NHTSA Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) and your pediatrician to make sure your child seat is appropriate for your child, and is compatible with and properly installed in the vehicle.
  • Page 146 Accident statistics suggest that children are safer when properly restrained in the rear seating positions than in a front seating position. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 147 If all children cannot be seated and restrained properly in a rear seating position, properly restrain the largest child in the front seat. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) below by “X”...
  • Page 148 All children are shaped differently. The child height, age and weight thresholds provided are recommendations or the minimum requirements of law. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) provides education and 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 149 Seating and Safety Restraints training to ensure that all children ages 0 to 16 are properly restrained in the correct restraint system. Ford recommends checking with a NHTSA Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) and your pediatrician to make sure your seat is appropriate for your child and properly installed in the vehicle.
  • Page 150 Perform the following steps when installing the child seat with combination lap/shoulder belts: Note: Although the child seat illustrated is a forward facing child seat, the steps are the same for installing a rear facing child seat. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 151 3. While holding the shoulder and lap belt portions together, route the tongue through the child seat according to the child seat manufacturer’s instructions. Be sure the belt webbing is not twisted. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 152 It also helps to achieve the proper snugness of the child seat to the 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 153 Ford Motor Company recommends the use of a child safety seat having a top tether strap. See Attaching child safety seats with tether straps and Recommendations for attaching safety restraints for children in this chapter for more information.
  • Page 154 LATCH lower anchors, rendering those features potentially unusable. To avoid risk of injury, occupants should only use seating positions where they are able to be properly restrained. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 155 Attach the tether strap afterward, if included with the child seat. Refer to Recommendations for attaching safety restraints for children in this chapter. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 156 For vehicles with adjustable head restraints, remove the head restraint first, place under the front seat for storage, and then route the tether strap over the top of the seatback. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 157 Children outgrow a typical child seat (e.g., convertible or toddler seat) when they weigh about 40 lb (18 kg) and are around four (4) years of age. Consult your child safety seat owner guide 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 158 To improve the fit of both the lap and shoulder belt on children who have outgrown child safety seats, Ford Motor Company recommends use of a belt-positioning booster. Booster seats position a child so that vehicle lap/shoulder safety belts fit better.
  • Page 159 • High back booster seats If, with a backless booster seat, you cannot find a seating position that adequately supports your child’s head, a high back booster seat would be a better choice. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 160 For this reason, you should never use a booster seat with a lap belt only. It is generally best to use a booster seat with lap/shoulder belts in the back seat. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 161 Refer to the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions for additional inspection and maintenance information specific to the child restraint. Ford Motor Company recommends that all safety belt assemblies in use in vehicles involved in a collision be replaced.
  • Page 162: Tires, Wheels And Loading

    Study your “Owner’s Guide” and any supplements for specific information about equipment features, instructions for safe driving and additional precautions to reduce the risk of an accident or serious injury. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 163 All other things held equal, a shorter wheelbase may make your vehicle quicker to respond to steering inputs than a vehicle with a longer wheelbase. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) Tires, Wheels and Loading...
  • Page 164 Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations Part 575.104(c)(2). U.S. Department of Transportation-Tire quality grades: The U.S. Department of Transportation requires Ford Motor Company to give you the following information about tire grades exactly as the government has written it.
  • Page 165 Excessive speed, underinflation, or excessive loading, either separately or in combination, can cause heat buildup and possible tire failure. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) Tires, Wheels and Loading...
  • Page 166 • Rim: The metal support (wheel) for a tire or a tire and tube assembly upon which the tire beads are seated. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 167: Tire Inflation

    Ford Motor Company. You are strongly urged to buy a reliable tire pressure gauge, as automatic service station gauges may be inaccurate. Ford recommends the use of a digital or dial-type tire pressure gauge rather than a stick-type tire pressure gauge.
  • Page 168 6. Visually inspect the tires to make sure there are no nails or other objects embedded that could poke a hole in the tire and cause an air leak. 7. Check the sidewalls to make sure there are no gouges, cuts or bulges. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 169 If damage is observed or suspected have the tire inspected by a tire professional. Tires can be damaged during off-road use, so inspection after off-road use is also recommended. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 170 This information is used to contact customers if a tire defect requires a recall. Tire Replacement Requirements Your vehicle is equipped with tires designed to provide a safe ride and handling capability. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 171 B-Pillar or edge of the driver’s door. If this information is not found on these labels then you should consult your Ford dealer. Use of any tire or wheel not recommended by Ford can affect the safety and performance of your vehicle, which could result in an increased risk of loss of vehicle control, vehicle rollover, personal injury and death.
  • Page 172 The use of wheels or tires not recommended by Ford Motor Company may affect the operation of your Tire Pressure Monitoring System. If the TPMS indicator is flashing, your TPMS is malfunctioning. Your replacement tire might be incompatible with your TPMS, or some component of the TPMS may be damaged.
  • Page 173 • Front Wheel Drive (FWD) vehicles (front tires at top of diagram) 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) Tires, Wheels and Loading...
  • Page 174 This information identifies and describes the fundamental characteristics of the tire and also provides a U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number for safety standard certification and in case of a recall. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 175 These speed ratings may need to be adjusted for the difference in conditions. The ratings range from 81 mph (130 km/h) to 186 mph (299 km/h). These ratings are listed in the following chart. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 176 Refer to the Safety Compliance Certification Label, which is located on the B-Pillar or the edge of the driver’s door, for the correct tire pressure for your vehicle. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 177 The cold inflation pressure should never be set lower than the recommended pressure on the vehicle label. The tire suppliers may have additional markings, notes or warnings such as standard load, radial tubeless, etc. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) Tires, Wheels and Loading ⁄...
  • Page 178 4. Maximum Load Single lb. (kg) at psi (kPa) cold: Indicates the maximum load and tire pressure when the tire is used as a single; defined as two tires (total) on the rear axle. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 179 B-Pillar or the edge of the driver’s door. Refer to the payload description and graphic in the Vehicle loading — with and without a trailer section. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 180: Tire Pressure Monitoring System (Tpms)

    TPMS to continue to function properly. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 181 The tire pressure should be checked periodically (at least monthly) using an accurate tire gauge, refer to Inflating your tires in this chapter. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) Tires, Wheels and Loading...
  • Page 182 To restore the full functionality of the Tire Pressure Monitoring System, have the damaged road wheel/tire repaired and remounted on your vehicle. For additional information, refer to Changing tires with TPMS in this section. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 183 Warning Light Solid Warning Light Tire(s) under-inflated Spare tire in TPMS malfunction 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) Tires, Wheels and Loading 1. Check your tire pressure to ensure tires are properly inflated; refer to Inflating your tires in this chapter.
  • Page 184 ON, visually check each tire to verify that no tire is flat. (If one or more tires are flat, repair as necessary.) Check air pressure in the road tires. If 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) Your temporary spare tire is in use.
  • Page 185: Vehicle Loading

    SNOW TIRES AND CABLES WARNING: Snow tires must be the same size, load index, speed rating as those originally provided by Ford. Use of any tire or wheel not recommended by Ford can affect the safety and performance of your vehicle, which could result in an increased risk of loss of vehicle control, vehicle rollover, personal injury and death.
  • Page 186 Once you have reached the maximum payload of your vehicle, do not add more cargo, even if there is space available. Overloading or improperly loading your vehicle can contribute to loss of vehicle control and vehicle rollover. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 187 GAW (Gross Axle Weight) – is the total weight placed on each axle (front and rear) – including vehicle curb weight and all payload. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 188 The GVWR is shown on the Safety Compliance Certification Label located on the B-Pillar or the edge of the driver’s door. The GVW must never exceed the GVWR. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 189 0.15 and 0.25 to obtain a proper king pin load range of 1,725 to 2,875 lb. (782 to 1,304 kg) WARNING: Do not exceed the GVWR or the GAWR specified on the Safety Compliance Certification Label. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) Tires, Wheels and Loading...
  • Page 190 In metric units, the calculation would be: 635 kg - (5 x 99 kg) - (5 x 13.5 kg) = 635 - 495 - 67.5 = 72.5 kg. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 191 Your vehicle can haul more cargo and people than most passenger cars. Depending upon the type and placement of the load, hauling cargo and people may raise the center of gravity of the vehicle. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 192: Trailer Towing

    Vehicle loading in this chapter. Remember to figure in the tongue load of your loaded trailer when figuring the total weight. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 193 Certain states require electric trailer brakes for trailers over a specified weight. Your Hybrid vehicle electrical system is not equipped to accommodate electric trailer brakes. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) Tires, Wheels and Loading...
  • Page 194 Your vehicle may not have enough braking power and your chances of having a collision greatly increase. The braking system of the tow vehicle is rated for operation at the GVWR not GCWR. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 195 • To aid in engine/transmission cooling and A/C efficiency during hot weather while stopped in traffic, place the gearshift lever in P (Park). 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 196: Recreational Towing

    You also have the option of trailering the vehicle with its front wheels on a dolly (FWD only), or trailering with all four wheels off the ground. For other towing requirements, refer to Wrecker towing in the Roadside Emergencies chapter. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 197: Driving

    WARNING: If you smell exhaust fumes inside your vehicle, have your dealer inspect your vehicle immediately. Do not drive if you smell exhaust fumes. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) Driving...
  • Page 198 Seating and Safety Restraints chapter. 2. Make sure vehicle accessories are off. • Make sure the parking brake is set. • Make sure the gearshift lever is in P (Park). 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 199 This indicator will remain on while the vehicle is on, whether the engine is running or not, to indicate the vehicle is capable of movement (using its electric motor, engine, or both). 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 200 120 volt a/c electrical source. The block heater system is most effective when outdoor temperatures reach below 0°F (-18°C). WARNING: Failure to follow engine block heater instructions could result in property damage or physical harm. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 201 • Finally, have the engine block heater system checked during your fall tune-up to be sure it’s in good working order. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) Driving...
  • Page 202: Brakes

    ABS braking is done and normal brake operation resumes. These are normal characteristics of the ABS and should be no reason for concern. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 203 When the battery is almost fully charged, the amount of regenerative braking is limited to avoid overcharging, and the requested deceleration is produced by standard friction braking alone. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 204 Since the parking brake applies only the rear brakes, the vehicle’s stopping distance will increase greatly and the handling of your vehicle will be adversely affected. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 205: Advancetrac

    If your Electronic Stability Control system activates, SLOW DOWN. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) Driving...
  • Page 206 Electronic Stability Control Off button located on the center stack of the instrument panel. If the “sliding car” icon illuminated, have the system serviced by an authorized dealer immediately. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) will illuminate...
  • Page 207 The Engine Traction Control and Brake Traction Control system may be deactivated in certain situations. See the Switching Off Electronic Stability Control section following. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) Driving in the...
  • Page 208 • Quick maneuvering to avoid an accident, pedestrian or obstacle The Roll Stability Control system may be deactivated in certain situations. See the Switching Off Electronic Stability Control section following. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) in the...
  • Page 209 Typical steering and driving maneuvers will allow the system to cool and steering assist will return to normal. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) Driving...
  • Page 210 Over-loading or loading the vehicle improperly can deteriorate handling capability and contribute to loss of vehicle control and vehicle rollover. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 211: Transmission Operation

    WARNING: Always set the parking brake fully and make sure the gearshift is latched in P (Park). Turn the ignition to the off position and remove the key whenever you leave your vehicle. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 212 WARNING: Always set the parking brake fully and make sure the gearshift is latched in P (Park). Turn the ignition to the LOCK position and remove the key whenever you leave your vehicle. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 213 Do not rock the vehicle for more than a minute or damage to the transmission and tires may occur, or the engine may overheat. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 214: Reverse Sensing System

    WARNING: Certain add-on devices such as large trailer hitches, bike or surfboard racks and any device that may block the normal detection zone of the RSS system may create false beeps. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 215 RSS. If your vehicle sustains damage to the rear bumper/fascia, leaving it misaligned or bent, the sensing zone may be altered causing inaccurate measurement of obstacles or false alarms. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 216 • Drive slower in strong crosswinds which can affect the normal steering characteristics of your vehicle. • Be extremely careful when driving on pavement made slippery by loose sand, water, gravel, snow or ice. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 217 WARNING: Always set the parking brake fully and make sure the gearshift is latched in P (Park). Turn the ignition to the LOCK position and remove the key whenever you leave your vehicle. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 218 When driving over sand, try to keep all four wheels on the most solid area of the trail. Avoid reducing the tire pressures and drive steadily through the terrain. Apply the accelerator slowly and avoid spinning the wheels. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 219 Company joins the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management in encouraging you to help preserve our national forest and other public and private lands by “treading lightly.” 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 220 Rapid pumping of the brake pedal will help you slow the vehicle and still maintain steering control. Since your vehicle has anti-lock brakes, apply the brakes steadily. Do not “pump” the brakes. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 221 Ford Motor Company recommends that caution be used with any vehicle equipped with a high load or device (such as ladder racks or pickup box cover).
  • Page 222 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. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 223: Roadside Emergencies

    ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE Getting roadside assistance To fully assist you should you have a vehicle concern, Ford Motor Company offers a complimentary roadside assistance program. This program is separate from the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. The service is available: • 24–hours, seven days a week •...
  • Page 224 Assistance, call 1-800-241-3673. Canadian customers who require roadside assistance, call 1-800-665-2006. If you need to arrange roadside assistance for yourself, Ford Motor Company will reimburse a reasonable amount for towing to the nearest dealership within 35 miles. To obtain reimbursement information, U.S.
  • Page 225: Hazard Flasher Control

    After an accident, if the engine does not start, one or both of the switches may have been activated. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 226 Both switches should be checked and reset. 4. Turn the ignition to the on position. 5. Wait a few seconds and return the key to the off position. 6. Make another check for leaks. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 227: Fuses And Relays

    Brown Blue Blue Yellow Yellow Natural Natural Green Green — — — — — — 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) Roadside Emergencies COLOR Cartridge Maxi Fuse link maxi fuses cartridge fuses — — — —...
  • Page 228 Remove the panel cover to access the fuse cover. Press the tabs on the top and bottom of the fuse cover to remove. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) COLOR Cartridge...
  • Page 229 The fuses are coded as follows: Fuse/Relay Fuse Amp Location Rating 7.5A 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) Roadside Emergencies Protected Circuits 110V inverter Brake On/Off switch Sync module Moon roof Brake Shift Interlock (BSI), SPDJB, Keypad illumination...
  • Page 230 Roadside Emergencies Fuse/Relay Fuse Amp Location Rating 7.5A 30A Circuit Breaker — 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) Protected Circuits Radio Instrument panel cluster Not used (spare) Restraints control module Not used (spare) Not used (spare)
  • Page 231 Fuse/Relay Fuse Amp Location Rating 80A Midi 125A Midi 15A* 30A** 20A** 40A** 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) Roadside Emergencies Protected Circuits Power steering control module SPDJB Heated mirror Rear defroster Rear power point Electric vacuum pump...
  • Page 232 30A** — — — — — 15A* 15A* 10A* 20A* 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) Protected Circuits Powertrain Control Module (PCM) Keep Alive power, PCM relay, Transmission control module, Canister vent Not used Liftgate latch...
  • Page 233 — — — — 10A* — — * Mini fuse ** Cartridge fuse 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) Roadside Emergencies Protected Circuits PCM (non-mil-malfunction indicator lamp) Heated Exhaust Gas Oxygen (HEGO) sensor, PCM (mil-on —...
  • Page 234 — Electric vacuum pump (solid state) — Not used — Not used — Not used Vacuum pump monitor — Not used — Not used * Mini fuses **Cartridge fuse 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) Description...
  • Page 235 Dissimilar spare tire/wheel information WARNING: Failure to follow these guidelines could result in an increased risk of loss of vehicle control, injury or death. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) Roadside Emergencies...
  • Page 236 Ford. If the dissimilar spare tire or wheel is damaged, it should be replaced rather than repaired.
  • Page 237 Stopping and securing the vehicle 1. Park on a level surface, set the parking brake and activate the hazard flashers. 2. Place gearshift lever in P (Park) and turn engine off. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 238 Remove the lug wrench from the jack in order to remove the spare tire from under the vehicle. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 239 4. Lift the spare tire on end to access tether attachment (1). 5. Use the lug wrench to remove the lug nut from the spare tire tether. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 240 Pull far enough off the road to avoid the danger of being hit when operating the jack or changing the wheel. 1. Block the diagonally opposite wheel. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 241 Before placing the jack under the vehicle, NOTE the jack locations: • Front View shown from rear of front tire. Position the jack directly below the protruding bolt. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 242 1 inch (25 mm) off the ground. Be sure to place the jack away from the rear edge of the rocker to avoid damaging the rear tire spoiler (pictured). 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 243 Stowing the jack and tools Make sure the jack is fully lowered and reclip the tools onto the jack. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) Roadside Emergencies...
  • Page 244: Stowing The Flat/Spare Tire

    1. Place tire on end with valve stem facing rearward, away from vehicle. 2. Place tether into bolt holes in wheel and attach lug nut using lug wrench. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 245: Wheel Lug Nut Torque

    (tire rotation, changing a flat tire, wheel removal, etc.). Bolt size M12 x 1.5 * Torque specifications are for nut and bolt threads free of dirt and rust. Use only Ford recommended replacement fasteners. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) Roadside Emergencies Wheel lug nut torque* lb.ft.
  • Page 246 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 247: Jump Starting

    Ensure that vent caps are tight and level. 5. Turn the heater fan on in both vehicles to protect from any electrical surges. Turn all other accessories off. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 248 Note: In the illustrations, lightning bolts are used to designate the assisting (boosting) battery. 2. Connect the other end of the positive (+) cable to the positive (+) terminal of the assisting battery. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 249 5. Ensure that the cables are clear of fan blades, belts, moving parts of both engines, or any fuel delivery system parts. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 250 1. Remove the jumper cable from the ground metal surface. Note: In the illustrations, lightning bolts are used to designate the assisting (boosting) battery. 2. Remove the jumper cable on the negative (-) connection of the booster vehicle’s battery. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 251 After the disabled vehicle has been started and the jumper cables removed, allow it to idle for several minutes so the engine computer can relearn its idle conditions. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 252: Wrecker Towing

    It is recommended that your vehicle be towed with a wheel lift and dollies or flatbed equipment. Do not tow with a slingbelt. Ford Motor Company has not approved a slingbelt towing procedure. On FWD vehicles, if your vehicle is to be towed from the front, ensure proper wheel lift equipment is used to raise the front wheels off the ground.
  • Page 253 Ford Motor Company produces a towing manual for all authorized tow truck operators. Have your tow truck operator refer to this manual for proper hook-up and towing procedures for your vehicle. If the vehicle is towed by other means or incorrectly, vehicle damage may occur.
  • Page 254: Customer Assistance

    A reasonable time must be allowed to perform a repair after taking your vehicle to the authorized dealer. Repairs will be made using Ford or Motorcraft parts, or remanufactured or other parts that are authorized by Ford.
  • Page 255 • The name of the authorized dealer and city where located • The vehicle’s current odometer reading In some states, you must directly notify Ford in writing before pursuing remedies under your state’s warranty laws. Ford is also allowed a final repair attempt in some states.
  • Page 256 In the case of 1 or 2 above, the consumer must also notify the manufacturer of the need for the repair of the nonconformity at the following address: Ford Motor Company 16800 Executive Plaza Drive Mail Drop 3NE-B Dearborn, MI 48126 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 257 THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU (BBB) AUTO LINE PROGRAM (U.S. ONLY) Your satisfaction is important to Ford Motor Company and to your dealer. If a warranty concern has not been resolved using the three-step procedure outlined on the first page of the Customer Assistance section, you may be eligible to participate in the BBB AUTO LINE program.
  • Page 258 (CANADA ONLY) For vehicles delivered to authorized Canadian dealers. In those cases where you continue to feel that the efforts by Ford of Canada and the authorized dealer to resolve a factory-related vehicle service concern have been unsatisfactory, Ford of Canada participates in an impartial third party mediation/arbitration program administered by the Canadian Motor Vehicle Arbitration Plan (CAMVAP).
  • Page 259 Customer Assistance If you did not take advantage of the Ford Extended Service Plan at the time of purchasing your vehicle, you may still be eligible. Since this information is subject to change, please ask your authorized dealer for complete details about Ford Extended Service Plan coverage options, or visit the Ford ESP website at www.ford-esp.com.
  • Page 260: Reporting Safety Defects (U.s. Only)

    However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer, or Ford Motor Company. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv)
  • Page 261: Reporting Safety Defects (Canada Only)

    If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could cause a crash or could cause injury or death, you should immediately inform Transport Canada, using their toll-free number: 1–800–333–0510. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 262: Cleaning

    • Never use abrasive materials such as steel wool or plastic pads as they can scratch the chrome surface. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 263 • Do not use hydrofluoric acid-based or high caustic-based wheel cleaners, steel wool, fuels or strong household detergent. • To remove tar and grease, use Motorcraft Bug and Tar Remover (ZC-42), available from your authorized dealer. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) Cleaning...
  • Page 264 Use only approved products to clean plastic parts. These products are available from your authorized dealer. • For routine cleaning, use Motorcraft Detail Wash (ZC-3-A). • If tar or grease spots are present, use Motorcraft Bug and Tar Remover (ZC-42). 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 265 • Avoid cleaners or polishes that increase the gloss of the upper portion of the instrument panel. The dull finish in this area helps protect the driver from undesirable windshield reflection. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 266 (but do not oversaturate) or the ring will set. • Do not use household cleaning products or glass cleaners, which can stain and discolor the fabric and affect the flame retardant abilities of the seat materials. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 267 If this occurs, the leather should be cleaned immediately to avoid permanent staining. UNDERBODY Flush the complete underside of your vehicle frequently. Keep body and door drain holes free from packed dirt. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) Cleaning...
  • Page 268 Cleaning FORD AND LINCOLN MERCURY CAR CARE PRODUCTS Your Ford or Lincoln Mercury authorized dealer has many quality products available to clean your vehicle and protect its finishes. These quality products have been specifically engineered to fulfill your automotive needs; they are custom designed to complement the style and appearance of your vehicle.
  • Page 269: Maintenance And Specifications

    Do not come in contact with these components. The following are specific locations in the rear cargo area that consist of high voltage components and/or wiring. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 270 1. Set the parking brake and ensure the gearshift is securely latched in P (Park). 2. Turn off the engine and remove the key. 3. Block the wheels to prevent the vehicle from moving unexpectedly. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 271 2. At the front of the vehicle, lift up on the auxiliary latch handle located in the center between the hood and the grille. 3. Lift the hood open and secure it with the prop rod. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 272: Engine Compartment

    3. Engine oil filler cap 4. Brake fluid reservoir 5. Power distribution box 6. Low voltage (underhood) battery 7. Engine air filter assembly 8. Engine oil dipstick 9. Windshield washer fluid reservoir 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 273 In very cold weather, do not fill the reservoir completely. Only use a washer fluid that meets Ford specifications. Do not use any special washer fluid such as windshield water repellent type fluid or bug wash. They may cause squeaking, chatter noise, streaking and smearing.
  • Page 274 The layer of ice has many sharp edges and can damage the micro edge of the wiper rubber element. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 275: Engine Oil

    2. Turn the engine off and wait 15 minutes for the oil to drain into the oil pan. 3. Set the parking brake and ensure the gearshift is securely latched in P (Park). 4. Open the hood. Protect yourself from engine heat. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 276 2. If the engine oil level is not within the normal range, add only certified engine oil of the recommended viscosity. Remove the engine oil filler cap and use a funnel to pour the engine oil into the opening. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 277 Approval Committee (ILSAC), comprised of U.S. and Japanese automobile manufacturers. To protect your engine and engine’s warranty, use Motorcraft SAE 5W-20 or an equivalent SAE 5W-20 oil meeting Ford specification WSS-M2C930-A. SAE 5W-20 oil provides optimum fuel economy and durability performance meeting all requirements for your vehicle’s engine.
  • Page 278: Battery

    The customer warranty may be void for any damage to the engine if the O-rings are not replaced. Ford production and Motorcraft replacement oil filters are designed for added engine protection and long life. If a replacement oil filter is used that does not meet Ford material and design specifications, start-up engine noises or knock may be experienced.
  • Page 279 • If you do not allow the engine to relearn its idle trim, the idle quality of your vehicle may be adversely affected until the idle trim is eventually relearned. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 280: Engine Coolant And Motor/Electronics Coolant

    Your vehicle is equipped with two separate coolant systems. One is for engine cooling and the other is for various electric motors and other components that are specific to the hybrid operating systems. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 281 If the level falls below, add coolant per the instructions in the Adding engine coolant section. When the engine is cold, check the level of engine coolant in the reservoir. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 282 “COLD FILL RANGE” as listed on the engine coolant reservoir (depending upon application). • Refer to the scheduled maintenance information for service interval schedules. • Be sure to read and understand Precautions when servicing your vehicle in this chapter. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 283 Motorcraft Premium Gold Engine Coolant from yellow to golden tan. • Do not add/mix an orange-colored, extended life coolant such as Motorcraft Specialty Orange Engine Coolant, meeting Ford specification WSS-M97B44-D, or DEX-COOL brand with the factory-filled coolant. Mixing Motorcraft Specialty Orange Engine...
  • Page 284 Checking engine coolant). If the concentration is not 50/50 (protection to –34°F/–36°C), drain some coolant and adjust the concentration. It may take several drains and additions to obtain a 50/50 coolant concentration. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 285 Recycled engine coolant Ford Motor Company does NOT recommend the use of recycled engine coolant in vehicles originally equipped with Motorcraft Premium Gold Engine Coolant since a Ford-approved recycling process is not yet available.
  • Page 286 WARNING: Automotive fuels can cause serious injury or death if misused or mishandled. WARNING: Gasoline may contain benzene, which is a cancer-causing agent. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 287 Care should be taken to avoid inhaling excess fumes. WARNING: The flow of fuel through a fuel pump nozzle can produce static electricity, which can cause a fire if fuel is pumped into an ungrounded fuel container. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 288 This allows residual fuel to drain back into the fuel tank and not spill onto the vehicle. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 289 10% ethanol. Do not use fuel ethanol (E85), diesel, methanol, leaded fuel or any other fuel. The use of leaded fuel is prohibited by law and could damage your vehicle. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 290 Gasolines that meet the World-Wide Fuel Charter should be used when available. Ask your fuel supplier about gasolines that meet the World-Wide Fuel Charter. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 291 Maintenance and Specifications Cleaner air Ford endorses the use of reformulated “cleaner-burning” gasolines to improve air quality, per the recommendations in the Choosing the right fuel section. Running out of fuel Avoid running out of fuel because this situation may have an adverse effect on powertrain components.
  • Page 292 1,000 miles (1,600 km) of driving (engine break-in period). You will get a more accurate measurement after 2,000 miles–3,000 miles (3,000 km–5,000 km). 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 293 Additionally, keeping records during summer and winter will show how temperature impacts fuel economy. In general, very hot or very cold temperatures give lower fuel economy. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 294 • Use recommended engine oil. Refer to Lubricant specifications in this chapter. • Perform all regularly scheduled maintenance items. Follow the recommended maintenance schedule and owner maintenance checks found in scheduled maintenance information. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 295 If other than Ford, Motorcraft or Ford-authorized parts are used for maintenance replacements or for service of components affecting emission control, such non-Ford parts should be equivalent to genuine Ford Motor Company parts in performance and durability.
  • Page 296 2. Poor fuel quality or water in the fuel—the engine may misfire or run poorly. 3. The fuel fill inlet may not have been properly closed. See Easy Fuel™ “no cap” fuel system in this chapter. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) indicator, charging system...
  • Page 297 I/M testing; if the Service engine soon solid, it means that the vehicle is ready for I/M testing. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 298 However, the fluid level should be checked if the transmission is not working properly, i.e., if the transmission slips or shifts slowly or if you notice some sign of fluid leakage. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 299 150°F-170°F (66°C-77°C) on a level surface. The normal operating temperature can be reached after approximately 20 miles (30 km) of driving. The transmission fluid should be in the crosshatch zone if at normal operating temperature (150°F-170°F [66°C-77°C]). 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 300: Air Filter(S)

    WARNING: To reduce the risk of vehicle damage and/or personal burn injuries do not start your engine with the air cleaner removed and do not remove it while the engine is running. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 301 Refer to the scheduled maintenance information for the appropriate intervals for air filter. When changing the air filter element, use only the Motorcraft air filter element listed. Refer to Motorcraft part numbers in this chapter. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 302 3. Install new filter and filter cover (note arrows indicating top side). The arrow on the filter cover and the arrow on the filter both point in the same direction (upward). 4. Re-install the access panel into the trim panel. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 303: Part Numbers

    PCV valve. Replace the PCV valve with one that meets Ford material and design specifications for your vehicle, such as a Motorcraft or equivalent replacement part. The customer warranty may be void for any damage to the emissions system if such a PCV valve is not used.
  • Page 304 Maintenance and Specifications 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 305 Maintenance and Specifications 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 306: Engine Data

    Engine drivebelt routing • 2.5L I4 Engine HIGH VOLTAGE BATTERY DATA High Voltage Battery Battery chemistry Nominal voltage Battery system capacity 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) 2.5L I4 engine 87 octane 1-3-4-2 Coil on plug 0.049–0.053 inch (1.25–1.35mm)
  • Page 307 Vehicle identification number (VIN) The vehicle identification number is located on the driver side instrument panel. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please note that in the graphic, XXXX is representative of your vehicle identification number. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 308 You can find a transmission code on the Safety Compliance Certification Label. The following table tells you which transmission each code represents. Description Electronically controlled continuously variable transmission, eCVT 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) Code...
  • Page 309: Accessories

    GENUINE FORD ACCESSORIES FOR YOUR VEHICLE A wide selection of Genuine Ford Accessories are available for your vehicle through your local Ford or Ford of Canada dealer. These quality accessories have been specifically engineered to fulfill your automotive needs; they are custom designed to complement the style and aerodynamic appearance of your vehicle.
  • Page 310 • Electrical or electronic accessories or components that are added to the vehicle by the authorized dealer or the owner may adversely affect battery performance and durability. 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 311: Scheduled Maintenance Guide

    Your Ford or Lincoln Mercury dealer, or Ford or Lincoln Mercury Quality Care Center has factory trained technicians who can perform the required maintenance using genuine Ford parts. They are committed to meeting your service needs and to assuring your continuing satisfaction.
  • Page 312 Ford or Lincoln Mercury Dealership. Your vehicle’s oils and fluids should be changed at the specified intervals or in conjunction with a repair.
  • Page 313 Scheduled Maintenance Guide Get the most from your service and maintenance visits There are a lot of reasons why visiting your Ford or Lincoln Mercury Dealership for all your service needs is a great way to help keep your vehicle running great.
  • Page 314 With factory-trained technicians, and one-stop service from routine maintenance like oil changes and tire rotations to repairs like brake service, check out the value your Ford and Lincoln Mercury dealers can offer. WHICH MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE SHOULD YOU FOLLOW?
  • Page 315 In order to keep your vehicle running right, it is important that you have the systems on your vehicle checked regularly. This can help identify any potential issue before there are any problems. Ford Motor Company suggests the following multi-point inspection to be performed at every scheduled maintenance as the way to ensure your vehicle keeps running right.
  • Page 316: Normal Scheduled Maintenance And Log

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON THE WEB To learn more about the importance of routine and dealer-performed maintenance on your vehicle, please visit the Ford Customer Service Web site. You’ll also find important warranty information, customer assistance, technical expertise, frequently asked questions and much more. The Web site location is: www.genuineservice.com.
  • Page 317 Inspect engine and Motor/electronics cooling system and hoses Inspect steering linkage, suspension and, if equipped, half- shafts, driveshaft and ball joints Inspect exhaust system and heat shields Replace high voltage battery A/C filter 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) EALER ALIDATION RO#: P&A C...
  • Page 318 Change engine oil and replace oil filter Inspect tires for wear and measure tread depth Rotate tires Inspect wheel ends for end play and noise Inspect high voltage battery A/C filter, replace if necessary 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) EALER ALIDATION RO#: P&A C...
  • Page 319 Inspect exhaust system and heat shields Replace high voltage battery A/C filter Replace engine coolant and Motor/electronics coolant (see Motorcraft Premium Gold Coolant Change Record) Inspect accessory drive belt Replace spark plugs 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) EALER ALIDATION RO#: P&A C...
  • Page 320 Change engine oil and replace oil filter Inspect tires for wear and measure tread depth Rotate tires Inspect wheel ends for end play and noise Inspect high voltage battery A/C filter, replace if necessary 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) EALER ALIDATION RO#: P&A C...
  • Page 321: Special Operating Conditions

    Towing a trailer or using a camper or car-top carrier Every 5,000 miles, 6 months or 200 hours of engine operation (whichever comes first) Every 5,000 miles Inspect tires and rotate 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) EALER ALIDATION RO#: P&A C...
  • Page 322 Every 5,000 miles, 6 months or 200 hours of engine operation (whichever comes first) As required Replace cabin air filter, if equipped 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) Change engine oil and replace filter Inspect wheel ends for end play and noise...
  • Page 323 ALIDATION RO#: P&A C ILEAGE EALER ALIDATION RO#: P&A C ILEAGE EALER ALIDATION RO#: P&A C ILEAGE 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) EALER ALIDATION RO#: P&A C ILEAGE EALER ALIDATION RO#: P&A C ILEAGE EALER...
  • Page 324 ALIDATION RO#: P&A C ILEAGE EALER ALIDATION RO#: P&A C ILEAGE EALER ALIDATION RO#: P&A C ILEAGE 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) EALER ALIDATION RO#: P&A C ILEAGE EALER ALIDATION RO#: P&A C ILEAGE EALER...
  • Page 325 Next change due at this mileage => Today’s date goes here => Add 3 years Date of next change => whichever comes first 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) Dealer Stamp + 50,000 + 00 / 00 / 03 P &...
  • Page 326 Next change due at this mileage => Today’s date goes here => Add 3 years Date of next change => whichever comes first 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) Dealer Stamp + 50,000 + 00 / 00 / 03 P &...
  • Page 327: Index

    ...304 Auxiliary input jack (Line in) ...33 Auxiliary power point ...65 Axle lubricant specifications ...304 refill capacities ...304 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) Index Battery ...278 acid, treating emergencies ...278 jumping a disabled battery ...247 maintenance-free ...278...
  • Page 328 ...254 Ordering additional owner’s literature ...260 Utilizing the Mediation/Arbitration Program ...258 Daytime running lamps (see Lamps) ...50 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) Dipstick automatic transmission fluid ...298 engine oil ...275 Driving under special conditions ...213, 217, 220 sand ...218...
  • Page 329 Gas mileage (see Fuel economy) ...292 Gauges ...23 Hazard flashers ...225 Head restraints ...112 Headlamps ...48 aiming ...51 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) Index bulb specifications ...55 daytime running lights ...50 flash to pass ...50 high beam ...50...
  • Page 330 ...80 system check button ...79 warning messages ...82 Mirrors ...68–69 automatic dimming rearview mirror ...68 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) fold away ...70 heated ...70 side view mirrors (power) ...69 Moon roof ...75 Motorcraft parts ...268, 303...
  • Page 331 Certification Label ...307 Satellite Radio (if equipped) ...25 Satellite Radio Information ...39 Scheduled Maintenance Guide ...311 General Maintenance Information ...311 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) Index Normal Scheduled Maintenance and Log ...316 Special Operating Conditions ...321 What Maintenance Schedule Should You Follow? ...314...
  • Page 332 (BSI) ...211 fluid, checking and adding (automatic) ...298 fluid, checking and adding (manual) ...298 fluid, refill capacities ...304 2009 Escape Hybrid (ehv) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus) lubricant specifications ...304 Turn signal ...52 USB port ...35 Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) ...307...