ADDITIONAL FEATURES ESCAPE ESSENTIAL INFORMATION CLIMATE CONTROL AUTO-DIMMING REARVIEW MIRROR – (if equipped) The Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror is equipped with a feature that will reduce glare in the rearview mirror when bright headlights are detected. It automatically returns to normal/clear when the vehicle is placed in R (Reverse). FUSES – If your electrical components are not working properly, a fuse may have blown. For more information, please see your Owner’s Guide. FUEL PUMP SHUT-OFF 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 you find that the engine cranks, but does not start, this switch may have been activated. The fuel pump shut-off switch is located in the front passenger’s footwell, behind a flip-up cover, by the kick panel access cover. LOCATION OF SPARE TIRE AND TOOLS – The spare tire is located under the vehicle, just forward of the rear bumper. The jack and tools are located in the load floor or cargo management system (if equipped). A TIRE PRESSURE – Safe operation of your Escape requires your tires to be properly inflated. The recommended inflation pressure is found on the Safety Compliance Certification Label or Tire Label which is located on the B-Pillar or the edge of the driver’s door. At least once a month and before long trips, inspect each tire and check the air pressure with a tire gauge. Don’t forget the spare. Air pressure should be checked when the tires are cold. WARNING: Improperly inflated tires can affect vehicle handling and can fail suddenly, resulting in a possible loss of vehicle control. CHANGING THE TIRES – If you get a flat tire while driving, do not apply the brake heavily. Instead, gradually decrease your speed. Hold the steering wheel firmly and slowly move to a safe place on the side of the road. Your vehicle is equipped with a temporary spare tire, which is smaller than a regular tire, and is designed for emergency use only. For more information, please see your Owner’s Guide. October 2007 Second Printing Quick Reference Guide Ford Motor Company Customer Relationship Center P.O. Box 6248 Dearborn, MI 48121 1-800-392-3673 (FORD) (TDD for the hearing impaired: 1-800-232-5952) *8L8J_19G217_AB* TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM – Using radio-frequency pressure sensors, this system monitors tire pressure on all road tires and provides the driver with a yellow warning light when air needs to be added. Message center equipped vehicles provide additional warning messages. The TPMS warning light will reset itself (turn off) after the tires are set to specification and the vehicle is driven above 20 mph (32 km/h) for at least 2 minutes. Note: Outside temperature affects tire pressure. For more information, please see your Owner’s Guide. FUEL TANK CAPACITY – Vehicles equipped with 2.3L four-cylinder engines and 3.0L six-cylinder engines have a 16.5 gallon (62.5L) fuel tank. 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 is common among a wide range of vehicles and can be eliminated by simply lowering a front window approximately two to three inches. 8L8J 19G217 AB This Quick Reference Guide is not intended to replace your vehicle Owner’s Guide which contains more detailed information concerning the features of your vehicle, as well as important safety warnings designed to help reduce the risk of injury to you and your passengers. Please read your entire Owner’s Guide carefully as you begin learning about your new vehicle and refer to the appropriate sections when questions arise. All information contained in this Quick Reference Guide was accurate at the time of duplication. We reserve the right to change features, operation and/or functionality of any vehicle specification at any time. Your Ford dealer is the best source for the most current information. For detailed operating and safety information, please consult your Owner’s Guide. ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE – During your Ford Escape limited warranty period, the assurance and support of a 24-hour emergency roadside assistance program is included. Roadside assistance includes such services as fuel delivery, tire changes, jump starts, winch outs, help when you’re locked out of your vehicle, and towing. To receive roadside assistance in the United States, call (800) 241-3673. In Canada (800) 665-2006 B C D E F DUAL AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED) A. AUTO/DRIVER TEMPERATURE – Press to engage full automatic operation. Turn to increase or decrease the temperature on the driver side of the vehicle. The temperature setting will be displayed in the shared display at the top of the center panel area. The control also adjusts the passenger side temperature when PASS TEMP is disengaged. B. FLOOR AND DEFROST – Distributes air through the windshield defroster vents, demister vents, floor vents and rear seat floor vents. C. DEFROST – Distributes outside air through the windshield defroster vents and demister vents. It can be used to clear the windshield of fog and thin ice. D. DRIVER HEATED SEAT – (if equipped) Press to activate or deactivate the driver heated seat. The system automatically shuts off after 10 minutes. E. REAR DEFROSTER – Press to clear the rear window of fog and thin ice. The rear defroster turns off automatically after a predetermined amount of time or if the ignition is turned to the LOCK or ACCESSORY position. This button also controls the outside heated mirrors (if equipped). F. A/C – Press to activate/deactivate air conditioning. Use with recirculated air to improve cooling performance and efficiency. The indicator light may stay lit in AUTO mode. G. MAX A/C – Distributes recirculated air through the instrument panel vents to cool G H I J K L the vehicle. This re-cooling of the interior air is more economical and efficient. Depressing the MAX A/C button again will return the system to normal operation. H. RECIRCULATED AIR – Press to activate/deactivate air recirculation in the vehicle. Recirculated air may reduce the amount of time needed to cool down the interior of the vehicle and may also help reduce undesired odors from reaching the interior of the vehicle. I. POWER AND FAN – Press to activate or deactivate the climate control system. Turn to manually increase or decrease the fan speed; the fan setting will be displayed in the shared display at the top of the center panel area. To return to automatic fan operation, press AUTO. When the climate system is off, outside air is shut out. J. PANEL, PANEL AND FLOOR, FLOOR – Changes the airflow direction from instrument panel, to panel and floor, or to floor only. K. PASSENGER HEATED SEAT – (if equipped) Press to activate or deactivate the passenger heated seat. The system automatically shuts off after 10 minutes. L. PASS TEMP – Press to engage/disengage separate passenger side temperature control. Turn to increase / decrease the temperature on the passenger side of the vehicle. The passenger temperature setting will be displayed in the shared display at the top of the center panel area, if the PASS TEMP is engaged. NAVIGATION SYSTEM INTEGRATED KEYHEAD TRANSMITTER (IKT) AND REMOTE ENTRY SYSTEM – Your vehicle comes equipped with two specially programmed Integrated Keyhead Transmitters (IKTs). IKTs are both a programmed ignition key and a remote keyless entry transmitter. Handle the IKT carefully when starting the car to avoid accidentally pressing any of the remote entry buttons. Press once to unlock the driver’s door. The interior lamps will illuminate if the lamp is in the DOOR position. Press twice to unlock all the doors. Press once to lock all the doors. Press twice to confirm all the doors and liftgate are closed. On 10. the first press of , the parklamps will flash. On the second press within 3 seconds, the horn will chirp and the turn signal lamps will flash once if all the doors and the liftgate are closed. Press to activate the panic alarm. Press again or turn the key in the ignition to deactivate the panic alarm. Press twice within 3 seconds to activate the car finder feature; your horn will chirp and your turn signal lamps will flash. It is recommended that this method be used to locate your vehicle, rather than using the panic alarm. Press twice within 3 seconds to open the liftgate glass. Ensure that you keep the IKT adhesive security label in a safe place for future reference. Replacements are only available through an authorized dealer. KEYLESS ENTRY PAD – (if equipped) You can use the Keyless Entry Keypad to lock or unlock the doors and release the liftgate glass without a key. The keypad can be operated with the factory set five-digit entry code or you can create your own. This code is on the owner’s wallet card in the glove box. Enter this code and within five seconds press the 1•2 button on the keypad. Enter your personal five-digit code. The doors will again lock then unlock, to confirm that your personal keycode has been programmed to the module. GEARSHIFT / OVERDRIVE CONTROL – (if equipped) Overdrive is the normal drive position for the best fuel economy. Only turn Overdrive OFF when driving with a heavy load, towing a trailer up or down steep hills, or when additional engine braking is needed. To deactivate, press the switch located on the side of the gearshift lever. ADVANCETRAC® WITH ROLL STABILITY CONTROL™ (RSC) – The AdvanceTrac® with RSC system provides stability enhancement features for certain driving conditions. The AdvanceTrac® button, located on the center stack of the instrument panel, allows the driver to control certain features of the system. For more information, please see your Owner’s Guide. MOON ROOF – (if equipped) The moon roof is equipped with an automatic, one-touch, express opening feature. Press and release the rear portion of the control located in the overhead console. To stop motion at any time during the one-touch opening, press the control a second time. To close, press and hold the front portion of the control until the glass stops moving. To open the moon roof to the vent position, press and hold the front portion of the control. To close, press and hold the rear portion of the control until the glass stops moving. CENTER CONSOLE STORAGE – Your vehicle is equipped with a configurable console containing a tray and an inside bin that can be removed to open up space to fit a laptop computer, MP3 players, CDs or handbags. To remove, open the console lid and pull the bin straight up and out from the console housing. The sliding tray and inside bin can be hooked on the side or rear of the console for extra storage. A B C D AUDIOPHILE AND NAVIGATION (if equipped) A. MEDIA – Press to access the media menu and to step through the media menu tabs consisting of various sources. B. SOUND – Press to access the sound menu and to step through the sound menu tabs. C. MENU – Press to access the system menu and to step through system menu tabs. D. SEEK – Press to seek to the next/previous available station or track. E. MEMORY PRESETS – Press and hold a preset button to save an AM/FM radio station. In CD mode, press a button to play the disc in the corresponding slot. F. TUNE – Press to manually advance up or down the frequency band or to the next/previous folder in MP3 mode. E F GH I J K G. REPEAT – Press while navigation guidance is active to repeat the last spoken navigation guidance prompt. H. NAV – Press to access the navigation menu and to step through the navigation menu tabs. I. DEST – Press to access the destination entry menu and to show additional destination entry techniques. J. MAP – Press to access the navigation map. Press while the map display is active to re-center the map on the current vehicle position. K. LOAD – Press to load a single CD. Press and hold to load discs in all empty slot locations. For more information, please see your Navigation Supplement. Smudges, fingerprints or scratches on the navigation discs could affect performance of the navigation system. Keep discs clean and stored in the protective jackets when not in use. 2008 ESCAPE QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE 2008 ESCAPE 5. SERVICE ENGINE SOON LIGHT – The Service Engine Soon indicator light illuminates when the ignition is first turned to the RUN position to check the bulb. If the light turns solid or blinks after the engine is started, the On-Board Diagnostics System has detected a malfunction. Drive in a moderate fashion (avoid heavy acceleration or deceleration) and have your vehicle serviced immediately. Always secure your fuel cap by turning it clockwise until it clicks at least once to avoid a warning caused by a loose cap. INSTRUMENT PANEL Your new Ford Escape is about to turn your everyday driving experience into 6. TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS) – Using radio-frequency pressure sensors, this system monitors all road tires and illuminates a low tire pressure light when one or more of your tires is significantly under-inflated. Message center equipped vehicles provide additional warning messages. The TPMS warning light will reset (turn off) after the tires are reset to specification and the vehicle is driven above 20 mph (30 km/h) for two minutes. A malfunction indicator is also combined with the low tire pressure light. When the system detects a malfunction, the light will flash for approximately one minute and then remain continuously illuminated. Please note: Outside temperature affects tire pressure. an everyday driving adventure. With its off-road capability and on-road confidence, Escape can handle whatever road life lays out before you. This Quick Reference Guide was designed to help you quickly get to know the many A B AUDIO SYSTEM C 7. MESSAGE CENTER – (if equipped) The message center, located on your instrument cluster, displays important information through constant monitoring of vehicle systems. You may select display features on the message center for a display of status preceded by a brief indicator chime. The system will also notify you of potential vehicle problems with a display of system warnings followed by a long indicator chime. features of your new Escape. For more detailed information, please see your Owner’s Guide. 8. ABS WARNING LIGHT – The ABS warning light will momentarily illuminate when the ignition is turned on. If the light does not illuminate, stays on or flashes, have your vehicle serviced. In an emergency, apply continuous force to the brake pedal. Do not pump the brakes. Any pulsation or mechanical noise you may feel or hear is normal. 9. TILT STEERING WHEEL LEVER – To adjust the steering wheel, push the adjustment lever down to unlock the steering column. While the lever is in the down position, tilt the steering wheel to your desired position. Then, while holding the steering column in place, pull the lever up to its original position to lock the steering column. 1 2 3 4 5 67 8 9 1. HEADLAMP AND FOGLAMP CONTROL – Rotate the headlamp control to the first position to turn on the parking lamps. Rotate to the second position to turn on the headlamps. To use the autolamp (if equipped) light sensitive on-off control for the headlamps, turn the headlamp control to the position. To turn the autolamps off, turn the control back to the O (Off) position. The foglamps (if equipped) can be turned on when the headlamp control is in the parking lamp, headlamp or autolamp position and the high beams are not on. Pull the headlamp control toward you to turn on the foglamps. The foglamp indicator light will illuminate. Push the control in to deactivate. Remember, the foglamps will not operate when the high beams are on. The foglamps are also deactivated when the ignition is turned to the LOCK position. Use extreme caution when using any device or feature that may take your attention off the road. Your primary responsibility is the safe operation of the vehicle. Only use nonessential features and devices when it is safe to do so. 2. MULTIFUNCTION LEVER – The multifunction lever controls the front and rear wipers and washers, high beam headlamps and turn signals. Rotate the end of the control away from you to increase the windshield wiper speed or toward you to decrease the speed. Press the end of the stalk to activate the washer. One extra wipe will happen a few seconds after washing the front window to clear any water that is dripping down from the top of the windshield caused by the washing. For rear wiper operation, rotate the rear wiper control to the desired position. Rotate the control to either position to activate the rear washer. 10 11 12 13 To activate the high beams, push the lever toward the instrument panel. Pull the lever toward you to deactivate. To use the “Flash to Pass” feature, pull the lever towards you slightly to activate and release to deactivate. For more information, please see your Owner’s Guide. 3. PANEL DIMMER CONTROL – Use the dimmer control to adjust the brightness of the instrument panel and all applicable switches in the vehicle when the headlamps and parking lamps are on. Move the control to the full upright position, past the detent, to turn on the interior lamps. 4. SPEED CONTROL – (if equipped) For your speed control to work, it must be in the ON position. Pressing and releasing the ON button will engage it. Pressing and releasing the OFF button disengages it. To set a desired speed, press SET+. You can increase speed using the speed control by pressing and holding SET+. You can decrease speed by pressing and holding the CSTbutton. Pressing the RESUME button will automatically return the vehicle to the previously set speed. To disengage the speed control, press the OFF button or press the brake pedal. 10. AUXILIARY POWER POINTS (12V) – The 12V power point outlets, located on the instrument panel and the rear of the center console, are designed for accessory plugs only. Do not insert any other object; damage may occur and blow the fuse. 11. PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF – The passenger airbag off indicator light will illuminate when the passenger’s frontal airbag is off. For additional information, please see your Owner’s Guide. 12. REVERSE SENSING SYSTEM – (if equipped) This system sounds a tone to warn the driver of obstacles near the rear bumper when R (Reverse) is selected and the vehicle is moving at speeds less than 3 mph (5 km/h). As you move closer to the obstacle, the rate of the tone increases. When an obstacle is less than 10 inches (25 cm) away, the tone sounds continuously. The system is not effective at speeds above 3 mph (5 km/h) and may not detect certain angular or moving objects. With the ignition on, press the RSS control, located below the climate control system, to turn the RSS off. An indicator light will illuminate when the system is off. 13. AUXILIARY INPUT JACK – The auxiliary input jack provides a way to connect your portable music player to the in-vehicle audio system. This allows the audio from a portable music player to be played through the vehicle speakers. For more information, please see your Owner’s Guide. A B C DE F G H SATELLITE COMPATIBLE IN-DASH SIX-CD / MP3 RADIO A. POWER SIDE VIEW MIRRORS – Rotate the control clockwise to adjust the right mirror, and counterclockwise to adjust the left mirror. Then move the control in the direction you wish to tilt the mirror. Return to the center position to lock the mirror in place. B. COMPASS – (if equipped) The compass heading (N, NE, E, SE, S, SW, W or NW) is displayed in the center stack display. The compass reading may be affected when you drive near large buildings, bridges, power lines and powerful broadcast antennas. For more information, please see your Owner’s Guide. C. HAZARD FLASHER – Push the flasher control, located on the steering column, and all front and rear direction signals will flash. Use it when your vehicle is disabled or is creating a safety hazard for other motorists. The hazard flashers will operate when the ignition is in any position or if the key is not in the ignition. FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE (4WD) SYSTEM – (if equipped) Your vehicle has an intelligent 4WD system that continuously monitors vehicle conditions and automatically adjusts the power distribution between the front and rear wheels. It combines transparent all-surface operation with a highly capable four-wheel drive system. The 4WD system is always active and requires no driver input. It is capable of handling all road conditions, including street and highway driving as well as off-road and winter driving. A. LOAD – Press to load a single CD. Press and hold to load discs in all empty slot locations. B. ON/OFF/VOL – Press to turn ON or OFF. Turn to increase or decrease the volume. C. DIRECT – Press to access a desired radio station, track or MP3 folder. D. SCAN – Press for a brief sampling of radio stations or CD/MP3 tracks. E. SHUFFLE – Press to play CD/MP3 tracks in random order when active (on). F. CAT/FOLD – In category mode, use to select from various music categories. In MP3 mode, use to access the previous/next folder. In satellite radio mode, press to toggle between turning the most recently selected satellite radio category on and off. G. AM/FM – Press to select AM, FM1 or FM2 frequency band. H. CD – Press to enter CD/MP3 mode. If a disc is already loaded into the system, CD/MP3 play will begin where it ended last. I. SEEK/TRACK – Press to access the next listenable station or track. I J K LMN O P Q J. SAT – (if equipped) Press to access satellite radio mode. Press repeatedly to cycle through SAT1, SAT2 and SAT3 modes. K. AUX – Press to access LINE (auxiliary audio mode). L. TEXT – In MP3 mode, press repeatedly to scroll through display options. In satellite radio mode, press and release to display the artist and song title. M. MENU – Press repeatedly to access the following features: SATELLITE RADIO MENU (if equipped), AUTO PRESET ON/OFF, RDS ON/OFF and COMPRESSION (only available in CD/MP3 mode). N. SOUND – Press repeatedly to cycle through sound options. Press SEEK/TRACK to adjust levels. O. CLOCK – Press to set the time. The display will read SET TIME. Use the memory preset #s to enter in the desired time, hours and minutes. P. TUNE – In radio mode, turn to go up or down the frequency band. Q. EJECT – Press to eject a CD. Select the desired CD slot by pressing the corresponding memory preset.