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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Rear window defroster Lights Headlamps 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 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 2 Fuel pump shut-off switch 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 (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 3 Ford Motor Company. Ford may change the contents without notice and without incurring obligation. Copyright © 2009 Ford Motor Company...
  • Page 4: Introduction

    Introduction CONGRATULATIONS Congratulations on acquiring your new Ford. Please take the time to get well acquainted with your vehicle by reading this handbook. The more you know and understand about your vehicle, the greater the safety and pleasure you will derive from driving it.
  • 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 (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 6 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 7 • where the driver was positioning the steering wheel. 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,...
  • Page 8 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 drivers primary responsibility is the safe operation of their vehicle.
  • Page 9 Introduction 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 10 Parking Aid System Non-Petroleum Based Stability Control System Speed Control Master Lighting Switch Hazard Warning Flasher Fog Lamps-Front Fuse Compartment Fuel Pump Reset Windshield Wash/Wipe Windshield Rear Window Defrost/Demist Defrost/Demist 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 11 Sparks Explosive Gas Fan Warning Maintain Correct Fluid Power Steering Fluid Level Service Engine Soon Engine Air Filter Passenger Compartment Jack Air Filter Low Tire Pressure Check Fuel Cap Warning 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 12: Instrument Cluster

    Many lights will illuminate when you start your vehicle to make sure the bulbs work. If any light remains on after starting the vehicle, refer to the respective system warning light for additional information. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 13: Check Fuel Cap

    BRAKE momentarily illuminate when the ignition is turned to the on position when the engine is not running, or in a position between on and start, or 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 14 Refer to the Seating and Safety Restraints chapter to activate/deactivate the Belt-Minder chime feature. Charging system: Illuminates when the battery is not charging properly. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 15 Overdrive cancel and grade assist: Illuminates when the overdrive function of the transmission has been turned off and the grade assist function has been turned on, refer to the Driving chapter. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 16 Message center activation chime (if equipped): Sounds when a warning message (except PARKING BRAKE ENGAGED while parked) appears in the message center display for the first time. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 17: Gauges

    Instrument Cluster GAUGES Standard instrument cluster gauges Optional instrument cluster gauges Speedometer: Indicates the current vehicle speed. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 18 Odometer: Registers the total miles (kilometers) of the vehicle. If equipped with a message center, refer to Message center in the Driver Controls chapter on how to switch the display from Metric to English. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 19 Press and release the message center INFO button until TRIP A mode appears in the display. Press the control again to select the TRIP B feature. Press and hold the RESET button to reset. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 20: 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 drivers primary responsibility is the safe operation of their vehicle.
  • Page 21 AM/FM1/FM2. To activate the autoset feature: Press MENU repeatedly until AUTO PRESET ON/OFF appears in the display. Use SEEK/TRACK 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 22 Once loaded, the first track will begin to play. To auto load up to six discs– Press and hold LOAD until the display reads AUTOLOAD #. Load the desired disc, label side up. The system 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 23 In TEXT MODE– Sometimes the display requires additional text to be displayed. When the < / > indicator is active, press TEXT and then press SEEK/TRACK to view the additional display text. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 24 (Jazz, Rock, News, etc.), press SEEK/TRACK to seek to the previous/next channel in the selected category. Press and hold SEEK/TRACK to fast seek through the previous/next channels. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 25 (If you try to save something other than a song, CANT SAVE will appear in the display.) When the chosen song is playing on any satellite radio channel, the system will alert you with 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 26 BALANCE: Press SEEK/TRACK to adjust the audio between the left (L) and right (R) speakers. FADE: Press SEEK/TRACK to adjust the audio between the back (B) and front (F) speakers. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 27 TUNE/OK: Your vehicle may be equipped with special phone and media features which will require you to confirm commands by pressing OK. For further information, refer to the SYNC supplement. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 28: Auxiliary Input Jack (Line In)

    5. Turn the portable music player on and adjust the volume to 1/2 the volume. 6. Press AUX on the vehicle radio repeatedly until LINE IN appears in the display. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 29: 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 drivers primary responsibility is the safe operation of their vehicle.
  • Page 30 • 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. CD/CD player care 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 31 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 32: Satellite Radio Information

    Your radio display may display NO SIGNAL to indicate the interference. SIRIUS satellite radio service: SIRIUS Satellite Radio is a subscription based satellite radio service that broadcasts music, sports, news and 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 33 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 34 The system is working properly. NO TEXT Category information Category information not available. not available at this time on this channel. The system is working properly. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 35: 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 (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 36: Climate Controls

    : Distributes air through the instrument panel vents, demister vents, floor vents and rear seat floor vents (if equipped). : Distributes air through the demister vents, floor vents and rear seat floor vents (if equipped). 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 37 • Do not put objects under the front seats that will interfere with the airflow to the back seats. • Remove any snow, ice or leaves from the air intake area at the base of the windshield. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 38 5. Direct the outer instrument panel vents towards the side windows. To increase airflow to the outer instrument panel vents, close the vents located in the middle of the instrument panel. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 39: Dual Automatic Temperature Control

    Press AUTO to return to full automatic control. Power/ : Press to activate/deactivate the climate control system. When the system is off, outside air is prevented from entering 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 40 A/C operation. 13. A/C: Press to activate/deactivate air conditioning. Use with recirculated air to improve cooling performance and efficiency. Engages automatically in MAX A/C, (defrost) and (floor/defrost). 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 41: Automatic Operation

    2. Do not override A/C or (recirculated air). 3. Set the temperature to 60°F (16°C). • Manual operation: 1. Select MAX A/C. 2. Select 3. Select (recirculated air) to provide colder airflow. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 42: Rear Window Defroster

    This may cause damage to the heated grid lines and will not be covered by your warranty. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 43: Lights

    The delay time is set to 20 seconds at the factory, but the delay time may be changed by following the steps below (Steps 1 through 6 must be done within 10 seconds): 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 44 The fog lamp indicator light will illuminate. High beams Push the lever toward the instrument panel to activate. Pull the lever towards you to deactivate. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 45 Note: If the battery is disconnected, discharged, or a new battery is installed, the dimmer switch requires re-calibration. Rotate the dimmer 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 46 If this edge is not at the horizontal reference line, the beam will need to be adjusted. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 47: Turn Signal Control

    • DOOR: In this position, the dome lamp will illuminate only when a door is opened and will remain illuminated for 25 seconds after the door is shut. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 48 The ambient lighting control switch is located on the floor console. To activate, press and release the control switch to cycle through the seven color choices plus the off state. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 49: Bulb Replacement

    Trade number Headlamps (high and low beams) Park/turn lamps 3157A (amber) (front) Side marker (front) Rear 3157K / 4157K stop/tail/sidemarker Backup lamp Fog lamp (front) PS24WFF Center High-mount W5WL stop lamp 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 50 6. Connect the electrical connector on the new bulb. 7. Insert the glass end of the new bulb into the headlamp assembly. When the grooves in the plastic base are aligned, turn the new bulb clockwise to install. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 51 DO NOT TIP THE LAMP ASSEMBLY SIDEWAYS. 4. Rotate the bulb socket counterclockwise and remove from lamp assembly. 5. Pull bulb straight out of socket and push in the new bulb. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 52 2. Depress the lever and carefully pry the license plate lamp assembly (located above the license plate) from the liftgate. 3. Rotate the bulb socket counterclockwise and remove from lamp assembly. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 53 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 (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 54: 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 (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 55: Steering Wheel Adjustment

    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 (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 56 This variation is four degrees between adjacent zones and will become noticeable as the vehicle crosses multiple zones. A correct zone setting will eliminate this error. Refer to Compass calibration adjustment. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 57 Perform compass calibration in an open area free from steel structures and high voltage lines. For optimum calibration, turn off all electrical accessories (heater/air conditioning, wipers, etc.) and make sure all vehicle doors are shut. 1. Start the vehicle. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 58 4. Rear cupholders 5. Small storage trays and (if equipped) an ambient light control switch. WARNING: Use only soft cups in the cupholders. Hard objects can injure you in a collision. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 59 Do not hang any type of accessory or accessory bracket from the plug. Improper use of the power outlet can cause damage not covered by your warranty. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 60: Power Windows

    Improper use of the lighter can cause damage not covered by your warranty. POWER WINDOWS WARNING: Do not leave children unattended in the vehicle and do not let children play with the power windows. They may seriously injure themselves. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 61 With accessory delay, the window switches, moon roof (if equipped) and audio system may be used for up to 10 minutes after the ignition switch is turned to the off position or until either front door is opened. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 62: Mirrors

    Do not clean the housing or glass of any mirror with harsh abrasives, fuel or other petroleum-based cleaning products. EXTERIOR MIRRORS Power side view mirrors WARNING: Do not adjust the mirror while the vehicle is in motion. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 63: 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 (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 64 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 (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 65 • Press and release the CST - control to operate the Tap-Down function. Each tap will decrease the set speed by 1 mph (1.6 km/h). 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 66 Radio control features Press MEDIA to select: • AM, FM1, FM2, or CD • SAT1, SAT2 or SAT3 (Satellite Radio mode if equipped). • LINE IN (Auxiliary input jack) (if equipped) 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 67 Press to complete a voice command. For further information on the navigation system, refer to the Navigation System supplement. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 68: Moon Roof

    (from the closed position) to ventilate the vehicle. WARNING: Do not let children play with the moon roof or leave children unattended in the vehicle. They may seriously hurt themselves. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 69 • To close the moon roof from the vent position, press and hold the rear portion of the control until the glass panel stops moving. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 70: Message Center

    • Trip Odometer A or B • Distance to Empty • Average Fuel Economy • Instantaneous Fuel Economy • Blank (odometer off) Odometer/Trip odometer Refer to Gauges in the Instrument Cluster chapter. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 71 Instantaneous fuel economy Select this function from the INFO menu to display your instantaneous fuel economy. This will display your fuel economy as a Bar Graph ranging from poor economy excellent economy. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 72 OK message or a warning message for three seconds. Pressing the RESET control cycles the message center through each of the systems being monitored. The sequence of the system check report is as follows: 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 73 2. Press the RESET control to change from English to Metric. Autolamp delay This feature keeps your headlights on for up to three minutes after the ignition is switched off. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 74 Selectable languages are English, Spanish, or French. 3. Press and hold the RESET control for 2 seconds to set the language choice. Compass zone/Compass calibration Refer to Electric compass in the this chapter. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 75 Low tire pressure Tire pressure monitor fault Tire pressure sensor fault XX% oil life change soon Oil change required DRIVER DOOR AJAR — Displayed when the driver’s door is not completely closed. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 76 OIL LIFE CHANGE SOON — Displayed when the engine oil life remaining is 10% or less. When oil life left is between 10% and 0%, the XX% OIL LIFE CHANGE SOON message will be displayed. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 77 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 (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 78 A pad lock or combination lock can be applied to use the lockable storage feature on the large customer storage bin. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 79 To remove the cross-bar assembly (if equipped) from the roof rack side rails: 1. Loosen the thumbwheel at both ends of the cross-bar (both cross-bars are adjustable). 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 80 2. Use a long, flat object to depress the tongue in the endcaps on both sides of the cross-bar. 3. Slide the cross-bar assemblies over the end cap tongue and into the side rails. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 81 Driver Controls 4. Tighten thumbwheel at both ends of the cross-bar. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 82: 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 (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 83 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 (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 84: Locks

    • Through your authorized dealer, or • 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 (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 85 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 (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 86 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 (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 87 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 (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 88 (2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 89 Note: The interior lamps will illuminate (refer to the Illuminated entry feature later in this section), if the control on the overhead lamp is in the DOOR position. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 90 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 (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 91 To program a new Integrated Keyhead Transmitter yourself, refer to Programming spare keys in the SecuriLock™ passive anti-theft section of this chapter. Note: At least two IKTs are required to perform this procedure yourself. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 92 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 (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 93 The keypad can be operated with the factory set 5–digit entry code; this code is located on the owner’s wallet card in the glove box and is available from your authorized dealer. You can also create your own 5–digit personal entry code. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 94 The anti-scan feature will turn off after: • one minute of keypad inactivity, • pressing the control on the remote entry transmitter, 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 95: 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 96 If your IKTs or standard SecuriLock™ coded keys are lost or stolen and you don’t have an extra coded key, you will need to have your vehicle 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 97 5. Turn the ignition from the 1 (off) position to the 3 (on) position. Keep the ignition in the 3 (on) position for at least three seconds, but no more than 10 seconds. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 98 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 (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 99: Seating And Safety Restraints

    • a guide sleeve lock/release button (3), • and a guide sleeve with a pin hole for removing the head restraint (4). To adjust the head restraint, do the following: 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 100 WARNING: The adjustable head restraint is a safety device. Whenever possible it should be installed and properly adjusted when the seat is occupied. To remove the adjustable head restraint, do the following: 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 101 For occupants of extremely tall stature, adjust the head restraint to its full up position. WARNING: To minimize the risk of neck injury in the event of a crash, head restraints must be installed properly. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 102 WARNING: Reclining the seatback can cause an occupant to slide under the seat’s safety belt, resulting in severe personal injuries in the event of a collision. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 103 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 (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 104 • 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 and the engine is running. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 105 Push control to lower or remove head restraint. Folding down rear seats 1. Raise the rear seat head restraint and remove. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 106 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 (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 107 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 (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 108 An unlatched seat may become dangerous in the event of a sudden stop or collision. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 109: 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 (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 110 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 (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 111 The system is designed to help protect small (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 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 112 In addition, the 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 113 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 (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 114 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 (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 115 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 (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 116 In addition, all safety belts should be checked for proper function. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 117 (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 (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 118 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 119 Both the driver’s and passenger’s safety belt usages are monitored and either may activate the Belt-Minder feature. The warnings are the same 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 120 The following are reasons most often given for not wearing safety belts (All statistics based on U.S. data): 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 121 I’m not going far 3 of 4 fatal crashes occur within 25 miles of home. Belts are uncomfortable 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 122 • The parking brake is set • The gearshift is in P (Park) (automatic transmission) • The gearshift is in N (Neutral) (manual transmission) • The ignition switch is in the off position 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 123 • After receiving confirmation, the deactivation/activation procedure is complete. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 124: 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 (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 125 WARNING: Additional equipment may affect the performance of the airbag sensors increasing the risk of injury. Please refer to the Body Builders Layout Book for instructions about the appropriate installation of additional equipment. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 126 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 (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 127 • “Passenger airbag off” or “pass airbag off” indicator lamp. Refer to Front passenger sensing system later in this chapter. The RCM (restraints control module) monitors its own internal circuits and the supplemental airbag electrical system wiring (including the 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 128 • 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 (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 129 • 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 (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 130 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 (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 131 (if equipped). 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 (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 132 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 133 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 (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 134 The fact that the airbags did not inflate in a collision does not mean that something is wrong with the system. Rather, it means the forces were not of the type sufficient to cause activation. Side airbags are designed 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 135 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 (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 136 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 (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 137 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 (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 138 The SRS uses a readiness light in the instrument cluster or a tone to indicate the condition of the system. Refer to the Airbag readiness section in the Instrument Cluster chapter. Routine maintenance of the side airbag is not required. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 139: Child Restraints

    The passenger cannot protect the child from injury in a collision. Always follow the instructions and warnings that come with any infant or child restraint you might use. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 140 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 safety belts fit better. They lift the child up so that the lap belt rests low across the hips and the knees bend comfortably.
  • Page 141 Either type can be used at any seating position equipped with lap/shoulder belts if your child is over 40 lb (18 kg). 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 142 WARNING: Never put the shoulder belt under a child’s arm or behind the back because it eliminates the protection for the upper part of the body and may increase the risk of injury or death in a collision. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 143 80 lb (36 kg) using an upper torso harness and a belt-positioning booster. Ford recommends the use of a child safety seat having a top tether strap. Install the child safety seat in a seating position with LATCH and...
  • Page 144 • Place vehicle seat back in upright position. • Put the safety belt in the automatic locking mode. Refer to step 5 below. Perform the following steps when installing the child seat with combination lap/shoulder belts: 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 145 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 (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 146 This is necessary to remove the remaining slack that will exist once the additional weight of the child is added to the child restraint. It also helps to achieve the proper 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 147 There should be no more than one inch (2.5 cm) of movement for proper installation. 10. Ford recommends checking with a NHTSA Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) to make certain the child restraint is properly installed. Attaching child safety seats with tether straps...
  • Page 148 4. Tighten the child safety seat tether strap according to the manufacturer’s instructions. If the safety seat is not anchored properly, the risk of a child being injured in a collision greatly increases. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 149 60 lb (27 kg) in a child restraint secured with the safety belt, and to provide upper torso restraint for children up to 80 lb (36 kg) using an upper torso harness and a belt-positioning booster. Ford Motor Company recommends the use of a child safety seat having a top tether strap.
  • Page 150 Each time you use the safety seat, check that the seat is properly attached to the lower anchors and tether anchor, if applicable. Tug the 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 151 The seat should move less than one inch when you do this for a proper installation. If the safety seat is not anchored properly, the risk of a child being injured in a crash greatly increases. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 152: Tires, Wheels And Loading

    A vehicle equipped with AWD or 4WD (when selected) has the ability to use all four wheels to power itself. This increases traction which may enable you to safely drive over terrain and road conditions that a conventional two-wheel drive vehicle cannot. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 153 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 (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 154: Tire Information

    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 155 Glossary of tire terminology • Tire label: A label showing the OE (Original Equipment) tire sizes, recommended inflation pressure and the maximum weight the vehicle can carry. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 156: Tire Inflation

    Every day before you drive, check your tires. If one looks lower than the others, use a tire gauge to check pressure of all tires and adjust if required. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 157 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 158 Check for holes or cuts that may permit air leakage from the tire and make necessary repairs. Also inspect the tire sidewalls for 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 159 You should replace your spare tire when you replace the road tires or after six years due to aging even if it has not been used. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 160 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 161 The tire pressure sensors mounted in the wheels (originally installed on your vehicle) are not designed to be used in aftermarket wheels. The use of wheels or tires not recommended by Ford Motor Company may affect the operation of your Tire Pressure Monitoring System.
  • Page 162 Rotating your tires at the recommended interval (as indicated in the scheduled maintenance information that comes with your vehicle) will help your tires wear more evenly, providing better tire performance and longer tire life. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 163 Tires, Wheels and Loading • Front Wheel Drive (FWD) vehicles (front tires at top of diagram) 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 164 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 (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 165 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 (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 166 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 (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 167 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 (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 168 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 (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 169 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 (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 170: Tire Pressure Monitoring System (Tpms)

    TPMS to continue to function properly. The Tire Pressure Monitoring System complies with part 15 of the FCC rules and with RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 171 When one of your road tires needs to be replaced with the temporary spare, the TPMS system will continue to identify an issue to remind you that the damaged road wheel/tire needs to be repaired and put back on your vehicle. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 172 It can also warn you in the event the system is no longer capable of functioning as intended. Please refer to the following chart for information concerning your Tire Pressure Monitoring System: 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 173 TPMS If your tires are properly malfunction inflated and your spare tire is not in use and the light remains ON, have the system inspected by your authorized dealer. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 174 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 (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 175: 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 176 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 (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 177 GAW (Gross Axle Weight) – is the total weight placed on each axle (front and rear) – including vehicle curb weight and all payload. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 178 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 (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 179 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 (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 180 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 (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 181: Trailer Towing

    Depending upon the type and placement of the load, hauling cargo and people may raise the center of gravity of the vehicle. TRAILER TOWING Trailer towing with your vehicle may require the use of a trailer tow option package. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 182 - ft 2.5L w/manual 5000 (2268) 1500 (680) 24 (2.2) transmission 2.5L 5060 (2095) 1500 (680) 24 (2.2) w/automatic transmission 3.0L 7140 (3239) 3500 (1588) 30 (2.8) w/automatic transmission 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 183 The Escape is capable of pulling the maximum trailer weight(s) as specified above. Certain states require electric trailer brakes for trailers over a specified weight. The Escape vehicle electrical system is not equipped to accommodate electric trailer brakes. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 184 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 (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 185 • The trailer tongue weight should be 10–15% of the loaded trailer weight. • If you will be towing a trailer frequently in hot weather, hilly conditions, at GCWR, or any combination of these factors, consider 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 186: Recreational Towing

    In case of roadside emergency with a disabled vehicle, please refer to Wrecker towing in the Roadside Emergencies chapter. These guidelines are designed to prevent damage to your vehicle. Front Wheel Drive (FWD) vehicles: 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 187 65 mph (105 km/h) for automatic transmission vehicles. • Start the engine and allow it to run for five minutes at the beginning of each day and at each fuel stop. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 188: Driving

    WARNING: Do not start your vehicle in a closed garage or in other enclosed areas. Exhaust fumes can be toxic. Always open the garage door before you start the engine. See Guarding against exhaust fumes in this chapter for more instructions. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 189 Seating and Safety Restraints chapter. 2. Make sure the headlamps and vehicle accessories are off. If starting a vehicle with an automatic transmission: • Make sure the parking brake is set. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 190 • Make sure the parking brake is set. • Push the clutch pedal to the floor. 3. Turn the key to 3 (on) without turning the key to 4 (start). 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 191 ENGINE BLOCK HEATER (IF EQUIPPED) An engine block heater warms the engine coolant which aids in starting and allows the heater/defroster system to respond quickly. If your vehicle 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 192 • Be sure that areas where the vehicle is parked are clean and clear of all combustibles such as petroleum products, dust, rags, paper and similar items. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 193: Brakes

    Brake dust can be cleaned by weekly washing with soapy water and a soft sponge. Heavier deposits can be removed with Motorcraft Wheel and Tire Cleaner (ZC-37–A). 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 194 Even when the ABS is disabled, normal braking is still effective. If your BRAKE warning lamp BRAKE illuminates with the parking brake released, have your brake system serviced immediately by an authorized dealer. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 195 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 (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 196: Traction Control™/Advancetrac

    If your AdvanceTrac with RSC system activates, SLOW DOWN. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 197 AdvanceTrac with RSC Off button located on the center stack of the instrument panel. If the “sliding car” icon remains steadily illuminated, have the system serviced by an authorized dealer immediately. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 198 The Engine Traction Control and Brake Traction Control system may be deactivated in certain situations. See the Switching Off AdvanceTrac with RSC section following. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 199 • Quick maneuvering to avoid an accident, pedestrian or obstacle The Roll Stability Control system may be deactivated in certain situations. See the Switching Off AdvanceTrac with RSC section following. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 200 AdvanceTrac with RSC system to detect and attempt to mitigate trailer sway by applying brake force at individual wheels and, if necessary, by reducing engine power. No driver action is required. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 201 WARNING: Turning off Trailer Sway Control increases the risk of loss of vehicle control, serious injury, or death. Ford does not recommend disabling this feature except in situations where speed reduction may be detrimental (e.g., hill climbing), the driver has significant trailer towing experience, and can control trailer sway and maintain safe operation.
  • Page 202 Avoid sharp turns, excessive speed or abrupt maneuvers in these vehicles. Failure to drive cautiously could result in an increased risk of loss of vehicle control, vehicle rollover, personal injury and death. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 203: Transmission Operation

    Fuses and relays in the Roadside Emergencies chapter. If the fuse is not blown, perform the following procedure: 1. Apply the parking brake, turn the ignition to off, then remove the key. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 204 Your transmission is equipped with an adaptive learning strategy found in the vehicle computer. This feature is designed to increase durability and provide consistent shift feel over the life of the vehicle. A new vehicle or 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 205 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 (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 206 2. Grade Assist • Improves driving experience in hilly terrain or mountainous areas by providing additional grade (engine) braking and extends lower gear operation on uphill climbs. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 207 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 (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 208 Do not drive with your foot resting on the clutch pedal or use the clutch pedal to hold your vehicle at a standstill while waiting on a 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 209 R (Reverse) again. Parking your vehicle 1. Apply the brake and shift into the neutral position. 2. Fully apply the parking brake, then shift into 1 (First). 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 210: 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 (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 211 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 (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 212 • 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 (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 213 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 (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 214 Avoid reducing the tire pressures but shift to a lower gear and drive steadily through the terrain. Apply the accelerator slowly and avoid spinning the wheels. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 215 Ford Motor 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.”...
  • Page 216 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 (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 217 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 218 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 (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 219: Roadside Emergencies

    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: •...
  • Page 220 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 221: Hazard Flasher Switch

    This device stops the electric fuel pump from sending fuel to the engine when your vehicle has had a substantial jolt. After an accident, if the engine cranks but does not start, this switch may have been activated. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 222: Fuses And Relays

    Note: Always replace a fuse with one that has the specified amperage rating. Using a fuse with a higher amperage rating can cause severe wire damage and could start a fire. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 223 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 (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 224 Low beam headlamps (left) Low beam headlamps (right) Interior lights Backlighting Four wheel drive 7.5A Power mirror switch 7.5A Not used (spare) FCIM (radio buttons), Satellite radio, Front display module Climate control 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 225 Anti-lock brake system (ABS) Four wheel drive, Electric Power Steering Module (EPAS) , Park aid module PATS transceiver Climate control Subwoofer/Amp (Audiophile radio) Radio, Radio Amplifier (Navigation only) Front power point 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 226 WARNING: Always disconnect the battery before servicing high current fuses. WARNING: To reduce risk of electrical shock, always replace the cover to the Power Distribution Box before reconnecting the battery or refilling fluid reservoirs. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 227 Keep Alive power, PCM relay, Canister vent 15A* Alternator 15A* Liftgate latch 20A* Trailer tow parking lamps 50A** Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) 30A** Front wipers 30A** Starter 40A** Blower motor 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 228 Cooling fan main relay — Cooling fan 2 relay — Reverse lamp relay — Not used — Trailer tow left turn relay — Trailer tow right turn relay — Trailer tow park relay 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 229: Changing Tires

    TPMS sensor for damage. WARNING: The use of tire sealants may damage your Tire Pressure Monitoring System and should not be used. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 230 Ford. If the dissimilar spare tire or wheel is damaged, it should be replaced rather than repaired.
  • Page 231 • Driving vehicles equipped with a camper body • Driving vehicles with a load on the cargo rack Drive cautiously when using a full-size dissimilar spare tire/wheel and seek service as soon as possible. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 232 Unbuckle the strap and remove the jack and tools by pulling the right side up first. Remove the tools from the jack in order to remove the spare tire from under the vehicle. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 233 3. Slide the retainer through the center of the wheel. If equipped with a tether, perform the following additional steps: 4. Lift the spare tire on end to access tether attachment (1). 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 234 (other side and end of the vehicle) to the tire being changed. WARNING: If the vehicle slips off the jack, you or someone else could be seriously injured. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 235 2. Loosen each wheel lug nut one-half turn counterclockwise but do not remove them until the wheel is raised off the ground. Before placing the jack under the vehicle, NOTE the jack locations: 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 236 Roadside Emergencies • Front View shown from rear of front tire. Position the jack directly below the protruding bolt. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 237 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 (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 238 7. Remove the jack and fully tighten the lug nuts in the order shown. Refer to Wheel lug nut torque specifications later in this chapter for the proper lug nut torque specification. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 239 The effort to turn the jack handle increases significantly as the tire contacts the frame. The spare tire carrier will ratchet when the tire is in the fully stowed position. The 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 240: Wheel Lug Nut Torque

    M12 x 1.5 * Torque specifications are for nut and bolt threads free of dirt and rust. Use only Ford recommended replacement fasteners. WARNING: When a wheel is installed, always remove any corrosion, dirt or foreign materials present on the mounting surfaces of the wheel or the surface of the wheel hub, brake drum or brake disc that contacts the wheel.
  • Page 241: Jump Starting

    Do not attempt to push-start your automatic transmission vehicle. Automatic transmissions do not have push-start capability. Attempting to push-start a vehicle with an automatic transmission may cause transmission damage. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 242 1. Connect the positive (+) jumper cable to the positive (+) terminal of the discharged battery. Note: In the illustrations, lightning bolts are used to designate the assisting (boosting) battery. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 243 2. Connect the other end of the positive (+) cable to the positive (+) terminal of the assisting battery. 3. Connect the negative (-) cable to the negative (-) terminal of the assisting battery. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 244 2. Start the engine of the disabled vehicle. 3. Once the disabled vehicle has been started, run both engines for an additional three minutes before disconnecting the jumper cables. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 245 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 (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 246 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 (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 247: 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 248 Roadside Emergencies 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 249: 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 250 • 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 251 Dearborn, MI 48126 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 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing...
  • Page 252 (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 253 United States and Canada, provided by a network of more than 4,600 participating authorized dealers. 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...
  • Page 254 The use of leaded fuel in your vehicle without proper conversion may damage the effectiveness of your emission control system and may cause engine knocking or serious engine damage. Ford Motor Company/Ford of Canada is not responsible for any damage caused by use of improper fuel.
  • Page 255: Reporting Safety Defects (U.s. Only)

    However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer, or Ford Motor Company. To contact NHTSA, you may call the Vehicle Safety Hotline toll-free at 1–888–327–4236 (TTY: 1–800–424–9153);...
  • Page 256: Cleaning

    • After polishing chrome bumpers, apply a coating of Motorcraft Premium Liquid Wax (ZC-53-A), available from your authorized dealer, or an equivalent quality product to help protect from environmental effects. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 257 • To remove tar and grease, use Motorcraft Bug and Tar Remover (ZC-42), available from your authorized dealer. ENGINE Engines are more efficient when they are clean because grease and dirt buildup keep the engine warmer than normal. When washing: 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 258 • Cover the highlighted areas to prevent water damage when cleaning the engine. • Never wash or rinse the engine while it is running; water in the running engine may cause internal damage. 2.5L I4 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 259 This washer fluid contains special solution in addition to alcohol which helps to remove the hot wax deposited on the wiper blade and windshield from automated car 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 260 1. Wipe up spilled liquid using a clean, white, cotton cloth. 2. Apply Motorcraft Deluxe Leather and Vinyl Cleaner (ZC-11-A) [In Canada use Motorcraft Multi-Purpose Cleaner (CXC-101)] to the wiped area and spread around evenly. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 261 Cleaner (ZC-11-A). In Canada, use Motorcraft Vinyl Cleaner (CXC-93). Dry the area with a soft cloth. • To help maintain its resiliency and color, use the Motorcraft Deluxe Leather Care Kit (ZC-11-D), available from your authorized dealer. In 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 262 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;...
  • Page 263 Motorcraft Triple Clean (U.S. only) (ZC-13) Motorcraft Ultra-Clear Spray Glass Cleaner (ZC-23) Motorcraft Vinyl Cleaner (Canada only) (CXC-93) Motorcraft Wash and Wax (Canada only) (CXC-95) Motorcraft Wheel and Tire Cleaner (ZC-37-A) 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 264 1. Set the parking brake and shift to P (Park). 2. Block the wheels. • Manual transmission: 1. Set the parking brake, depress the clutch and place the gearshift in N (Neutral). 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 265: Engine Compartment

    3. Lift the hood open and secure it with the prop rod. IDENTIFYING COMPONENTS IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT 2.5L I4 engine 1. Engine coolant reservoir 2. Engine oil filler cap 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 266 2. Air filter assembly 3. Automatic transmission fluid dipstick 4. Brake fluid reservoir 5. Power distribution box 6. Battery 7. Engine oil dipstick 8. Engine oil filler cap 9. Windshield washer fluid reservoir 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 267 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 268 Changing rear window wiper blade The rear wiper arm is designed without a service position. This reduces the risk of damage to the blade in an automatic car wash. To replace the wiper blade: 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 269: Engine Oil

    3. Set the parking brake and ensure the gearshift is securely latched in P (Park) (automatic transmissions) or 1 (First) (manual transmissions). 4. Open the hood. Protect yourself from engine heat. 5. Locate and carefully remove the engine oil level dipstick. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 270 • If the oil level is below the MIN mark or the lower hole, engine oil must be added to raise the level within the normal operating range. • 2.5L I4 engine 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 271 1/4 of a turn until it is seated. To avoid possible oil loss, DO NOT operate the vehicle with the engine oil level dipstick and/or the engine oil filler cap removed. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 272 Change your engine oil and filter according to the appropriate schedule listed in the scheduled maintenance information. 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 273: Battery

    Lift the battery with a battery carrier or with your hands on opposite corners. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 274 If the battery has been disconnected or a new battery has been installed, the clock and the preset radio stations must be reset once the battery is reconnected. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 275: Engine Coolant

    50/50 mixture of coolant and water provides the following: • Freeze protection down to -34°F (-36°C). • Boiling protection up to 265°F (129°C). • Protection against rust and other forms of corrosion. • Proper function of calibrated gauges. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 276 If sprayed on the windshield, engine coolant could make it difficult to see through the windshield. • Add Motorcraft Premium Gold Engine Coolant or equivalent meeting Ford specification WSS-M97B51-A1. Refer to Maintenance product specifications and capacities in this chapter. 2009 Escape (204)
  • Page 277 Refer to the Cooling section of the Workshop Manual. • 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 278 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 279 If the engine coolant supply is depleted, this feature allows the vehicle to be driven temporarily before incremental component damage is incurred. The “fail-safe” distance depends on ambient temperatures, vehicle load and terrain. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 280 FUEL FILTER Your vehicle is equipped with a lifetime fuel filter that is integrated with the fuel tank. Regular maintenance or replacement is not needed. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 281: Fuel Information

    Failure to seek proper medical attention could lead to permanent injury. • Fuels can also be harmful if absorbed through the skin. If fuel is splashed on the skin and/or clothing, promptly remove contaminated 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 282 • DO NOT fill a fuel container while it is in the vehicle (including the cargo area). • Keep the fuel pump nozzle in contact with the fuel container while filling. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 283 Continuing to drive with the Check Fuel Fill Inlet lamp or Check Fuel Fill Inlet message on may cause the Service Engine Soon lamp to turn on as well. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 284 Fuel quality If you are experiencing starting, rough idle or hesitation driveability problems, try a different brand of unleaded gasoline. “Premium” 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 285 Ask your fuel supplier about gasolines that meet the World-Wide Fuel Charter. 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 286 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 (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 287 3. After at least three to five tank fill-ups, fill the fuel tank and record the current odometer reading. 4. Subtract your initial odometer reading from the current odometer reading. 5. Follow one of the simple calculations in order to determine fuel economy: 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 288 • Resting your foot on the brake pedal while driving may reduce fuel economy. • Combine errands and minimize stop-and-go driving. Maintenance • Keep tires properly inflated and use only recommended size. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 289 To make sure that the catalytic converter and other emission control components continue to work properly: 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 290 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 291 (bulb is burned out), or if the OBD-II system has determined that some of the emission control systems have not been properly checked. In this case, the vehicle is considered not ready for I/M testing. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 292 If the fluid levels are outside of the normal operating range the performance of the system could be compromised; seek service from your authorized dealer immediately. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 293 The transmission fluid should be checked at normal operating temperatures 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. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 294 Do not use supplemental transmission fluid additives, treatments or cleaning agents. The use of these materials may affect transmission operation and result in damage to internal transmission components. 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 295: Air Filter(S)

    7. Add enough fluid through the filler opening so that the fluid level is at the bottom of the opening. 8. Install and tighten the fill plug securely. Use only fluid that meets Ford specifications. Refer to the Maintenance product specifications and capacities section in this chapter. AIR FILTER Refer to scheduled maintenance information for the appropriate intervals for changing the air filter element.
  • Page 296: 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 297: Maintenance Product Specifications And Capacities

    Maintenance and Specifications 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 298 Maintenance and Specifications 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 299: Engine Data

    Add the coolant type originally equipped in your vehicle. Use of synthetic or synthetic blend motor oil is not mandatory. Engine oil need only meet the requirements of Ford specification WSS-M2C930-A and the API Certification mark. The Power Transfer Unit is lubricated for life with synthetic lube.
  • Page 300 Maintenance and Specifications Engine drivebelt routing • 2.5L I4 Engine • 3.0L V6 Engine 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 301 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 (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 302 TRANSMISSION CODE DESIGNATIONS You can find a transmission code on the Safety Compliance Certification Label. The following table tells you which transmission each code represents. Description Code Five-speed manual Six-speed automatic 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 303: 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 304 • 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 (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 305: Index

    Child safety restraints ....140 overdrive .........205 child safety belts ....140 fluid, refill capacities ....297 fluid, specification ....297 Child safety seats ......143 attaching with tether straps ..147 Auxiliary input jack (Line in) ..28 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 306 Cruise control (see Speed refill capacities ......297 control) ........63 service points ....265–266 Customer Assistance ....219 starting after a collision ..221 Ford Extended Service Plan .253 Engine block heater ....191 Getting assistance outside the U.S. and Canada .....253 Engine oil ........269 2009 Escape (204)
  • Page 307 ..241, 285 lighting up panel and interior .45 safety information relating to automotive fuels .....281 Fuses ........222–223 Jump-starting your vehicle ..241 Gas cap (see Fuel cap) ....283 Keyless entry system ....93 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 308 Power point .........59 Manual transmission ....208 Power steering ......201 fluid capacities ......297 fluid, refill capacity ....297 fluid, checking and adding ..295 fluid, specifications ....297 lubricant specifications ..297 reverse ........209 Power Windows ......60 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 309 Safety Compliance alignment ........162 Certification Label ....301 care ..........158 changing ......232, 234 Satellite Radio (if equipped) ..20 checking the pressure ....158 Satellite Radio Information ..32 inflating ........156 Seats ..........99 label .........169 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 310 ....297 wipers ..........54 lubricant specifications ..297 checking and adding fluid ..267 manual operation ....208 liftgate reservoir .....267 Turn signal ........47 replacing wiper blades ...268 Wrecker towing ......247 USB port ........29 2009 Escape (204) Owners Guide (own2002), 2nd Printing USA (fus)