20539_Escape QRG_041103.qxd 7/2/03 10:29 AM Page 1 (if equipped) (if equipped) CAUTION: DO NOT USE CD WITH ADHESIVE LABEL* A F B G C H D F B G C H D I I E 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 occupants. Please read your entire Owner’s Guide carefully as you begin learning about your new Escape and refer to the appropriate sections when questions arise. E J All information contained on the 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. A Scan Function – In radio mode, press to hear a sampling of all listenable stations. In CD mode, press to hear a brief sampling of all selections on the current CD. F Disc/Tune Adjust – In radio mode, press to move to the next frequency up or down the band. In CD mode, press to select a disc in the CD player. B Shuffle Function – Press to engage the desired shuffle mode. SHUFFLE DISC randomly plays tracks from all CDs; SHUFFLE TRK plays all selections from the current CD in random order. G Digital Signal Processing (DSP) – Press DSP and then SEL to choose the desired signal mode (DSP OFF, NEWS, JAZZ CLUB, HALL, CHURCH, or STADIUM). Press DSP again and then SEL to access the desired occupancy mode (ALL SEATS, DRIVER SEAT, or REAR SEATS). C For detailed operating and safety information, please consult your Owner’s Guide. D Loading CD – Press to open the CD door, then load the CD into the player. Press LOAD and then a preset number to select a slot. Press and hold LOAD to activate autoload. In radio mode, press to begin CD play. Volume/Power Control – Press the control to turn the audio system on or off. Turn the control to raise or lower volume. Automatic Volume Control (Limited only) – This audio system has speed sensitive volume control. Push and hold the volume control for five seconds. Press SEL to adjust the volume control levels from "0" (off) to "7" (high). *F4L8J19G217AA* E 4L8J-19G217-AA April 2003 First Printing Quick Reference A Escape Litho in U.S.A. AM/FM and CD – In radio mode, press AM/FM to select AM or FM frequency bands. In CD mode, press AM/FM to stop play and begin radio play. To begin CD play while in radio mode, press CD. H I J A B C Seek Function – In radio mode, press to move to the next listenable station up or down the band. In CD mode, press to select the next/previous track on the current disc. Setting the Clock – Press MENU until SELECT HOUR or SELECT MINUTE is displayed. Press SEL to set the time. Press MENU again to disengage the clock mode. Setting Memory Preset Stations – Select a band by using AM, FM1 or FM2; choose a station. To store in memory, press and hold one of the six numbered buttons until the sound returns. *CDs with adhesive labels and irregularly shaped CDs may get stuck in the CD player. Homemade CDs should be identified with permanent felt tip marker rather than adhesive labels. D E Volume/Power Control – Press the control to turn the audio system on or off. Turn the control to raise or lower volume. AM/FM Select – In radio mode, press to select AM or FM frequency bands. In tape or CD mode, press to stop play and begin radio play. Seek Function – In radio mode, press to find the next listenable station up or down the band. In tape mode, press to move to the next/previous selection on the tape. In CD mode, press to select the next/previous track. Scan Function – In radio mode, press to hear a sampling of all listenable stations. In tape or CD mode, press to hear a brief sampling of all selections. Tune Adjust – In radio mode, press to move to the next frequency up or down the band. A F Fuel Tank Capacity – Vehicles equipped with 2.0L four-cylinder engines and 3.0L six-cylinder engines have 16-gallon fuel tanks. B G C H Octane Recommendations – Your vehicle is designed to use "Regular" unleaded gasoline with pump (R+M)/2 octane rating of 87 for optimum performance. The use of gasoline with lower octane ratings may degrade performance. D I E J Fuses – If electrical components in the vehicle are not working, a fuse may have blown. For more information about changing the fuse, please consult your Owner’s Guide. J F G H Tape/CD Select – To begin tape play while in radio or CD mode, press the tape control. To begin CD play, press the CD control. Autoset Memory Preset – Select AM, FM1, or FM2 band, then press AUTO to activate autoset memory preset. This allows you to set strong radio stations without losing the previously set stations. Press again to deactivate autoset. Setting the Clock – Press and hold CLK and then press SEEK to set the hour. Press and hold CLK and then press TUNE to set the minute. I Select – Press to adjust the sound output and distribution after selecting BASS, TREB, BAL or FADE. J Setting Memory Preset Stations – Select AM, FM1, or FM2 band, then select a station. Next, press and hold a control until the sound returns. Tire Pressure – Your tire pressure is properly set at the dealership according to the recommended specifications found on the Certification Label located on the front door latch pillar on the driver’s side. Tire pressure information can also be found on the Tire Information label located on the inside of the fuel filler door. Please check your tire pressure during routine maintenance and seasonal changes. Warning: Improperly inflated tires can affect vehicle handling and can fail suddenly, possibly resulting in loss of vehicle control. A Panel and Floor – Distributes outside air through the instrument panel registers and the floor ducts. B Panel – Distributes outside air through the instrument panel registers. C D E A/C (if equipped) – Uses outside air to cool the vehicle. Although quieter than MAX A/C, A/C is not as economical and will take longer to cool the vehicle. Airflow will be directed from the instrument panel registers. Max A/C (if equipped) – Uses recirculated air to quickly cool the vehicle. MAX A/C is louder than A/C, but is more economical and cools the interior faster. Airflow will be directed from the instrument panel registers. This mode can also be used to prevent undesirable odors from entering the vehicle. Fan Speed Control – Rotate the knob to adjust the volume of air circulated in the vehicle. F G Off – Outside air is shut out and the fan will not operate. For short periods of time only, use this mode to prevent undesirable odors from entering the vehicle. Floor – Allows for maximum heating by distributing outside air through the floor ducts. H Floor and Defrost – Distributes outside air through the windshield defroster ducts, the demister outlets, and the floor ducts. I Defrost – Distributes outside air through the windshield defroster ducts and the demister outlets. It can be used to clear ice or fog from the windshield. J Temperature Control – Rotate the knob to adjust the temperature of the airflow inside the vehicle. 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. Brake Dust – For more information about brake dust, see the brake section of the Owner’s Manual. Location of the Spare Tire and Tools Item Location Spare Tire, Jack Handle, Lug Nut Wrench, Long Spare Tire Rod In the wheel well underneath the cargo floor Roadside Emergencies – To fully assist if you should have a vehicle concern, Ford offers a complimentary Roadside Assistance program. This program is separate from the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. The service is available 24 hours, seven days a week for the Basic Warranty period (Canada) or New Vehicle Limited Warranty period (U.S.) of three years or 60,000 km (36,000 miles). Roadside assistance will cover: Changing a flat tire Lock-out assistance Jump-starts Towing of your vehicle Limited fuel delivery Roadside Assistance Centers Country Phone Number United States (800) 241-3673 Canada (800) 665-2006 For complete details on any roadside assistance concern, see the Roadside Emergencies section or the Customer Assistance section in your Owner’s Guide. 2004 model ESCAPE Quick Reference Guide 20539_Escape QRG_041103.qxd 7/2/03 10:30 AM Page 7 1 2004 model ESCAPE Quick Reference Guide Rotate clockwise to adjust the right mirror, or counterclockwise to adjust the left mirror. Then, move the control in the direction you wish to tilt the mirror. Return the control to the center position to lock the mirrors in place. To adjust the power side view mirrors, the ignition must be in the ON position. 2 From the rugged exterior styling to the bountiful amenities, every Escape is equipped to help you enter the next territory. In order to help you fully appreciate the countless features of your new vehicle, we invite you to explore this easy-to-use Quick Reference Guide. This vehicle handles differently from an ordinary passenger car in driving conditions which may occur on streets and highways and off-road. DRIVE WITH CARE AND WEAR A SAFETY BELT AT ALL TIMES. Ford urges you to read the Owners’ Guide and Driving Your SUV or Truck Supplement for further information on safe driving precautions and instructions. Power Side View Mirrors Turn Signal and Headlamp Control Rotate up to the first position to turn on the parking lamps. Rotate to the second position to also turn on the headlamps. Push the stalk forward past detent to activate the high beams. Pull the stalk toward you past detent to deactivate. Pull the stalk toward you slightly to activate "flash to pass" and release the stalk to deactivate. Your vehicle is equipped with a battery-saver feature that automatically turns off the headlamps after 30 seconds when the ignition is in the OFF position. 3 4 ABS Warning Lamp (if equipped) Illuminates briefly when the ignition is turned to the ON or RUN position. In an emergency, apply continuous force on the brake to prevent wheel lock when braking on slippery surfaces - do not pump your brakes. Any pulsation or noise you may feel or hear is normal. 5 Front and Rear Wiper/Washer Control Front: Move down one position for intermittent operation. Rotate the speed control up for fast intervals and down for slow intervals. Move the control down two positions from OFF for normal or lowspeed wiper operation. Move the control down three positions from OFF for highspeed wiper operation. Pull the control toward you to activate the windshield washer. Release the control to stop the washer-fluid spray. Move the control up and release for one wipe with mist. Rear: Rotate the end of the control upward to the INT position for intermittent operation. Adjust the speed control for fast or slow intervals. Rotate the control upward to ON for normalspeed operation. Rotate the control down one position and release to activate the rear washer. Service Engine Soon Lamp Illuminates briefly to ensure the system is functional. If the light turns solid or blinks after the engine is started, refer to your Owner’s Guide. To help prevent activation, always secure your fuel cap by turning it clockwise 1/8 of a turn until it stops. For extended wiper blade quality, occasional cleaning of the wiper blades is required. 6 Gearshift/Overdrive Control Overdrive is the normal drive position for the best fuel economy. Only deactivate (OFF) overdrive when: driving with a heavy load, towing a trailer up or down steep hills, or when additional engine braking is desired. To deactivate, press the switch located on the end of the gearshift lever. 7 In-Dash Six-CD Radio (if equipped) Please see reverse side for details. 8 Premium Dual Media Radio (if equipped) Please see reverse side for details. 9 Rear Window Defroster Control Push to clear the rear window of thin ice and frost. The rear window defroster control has an auto time-out feature that will electronically turn the system off after 15 minutes. If the heated rear screen is still in operation when the ignition is switched off, the heating function will be reactivated when the ignition is switched on again. 10 Heated Outside Mirrors (if equipped) When the rear window defrost is activated, both outside mirrors will heat to remove ice, mist and fog. Like the rear window defrost, the mirrors have an auto time-out feature that will automatically turn the system off after 15 minutes. 11 Reverse Sensing System (if equipped) When you reverse, this system uses a series of beeps to alert you to the presence of large stationary objects near your rear bumper. The closer you get to the obstacle, the more the rate of the tone increases. When you’re within 10 inches, the tone will sound continuously. The Reverse Sensing System functions when you’re backing up at less than 3 mph and detects obstacles within 6’ (or less) of the rear bumper. 12 Climate Control System Please see reverse side for details. 13 Four-Wheel Drive (4X4) Control (if equipped) A default for normal on-road operating conditions, the AUTO mode provides four-wheel drive with full power delivered to the front axle at all times, and to the rear axle as required for increased traction. Switch the four-wheel drive control to ON to apply power to both axles. The 4X4 indicator light illuminates when you activate the control to ON. Either shift can be done at a stop, or while driving at any speed. 14 Turn Signal and 2 Headlamp Control Power Side 1 View Mirrors 3 Service Engine Soon Lamp Front and Rear 5 Wiper/Washer Control 4 ABS Warning Lamp (if equipped) 6 Gearshift/ Overdrive Control 7 8 Audio Systems Remote Entry System Press this control once to unlock the driver’s door, and twice to unlock all doors. Speed Control (if equipped) To operate, the speed control must be ON and the vehicle’s speed must be greater than 48 km/h (30 mph). To set a speed, press SET ACCEL. To set a higher speed, press SET ACCEL again. To set a lower speed, press COAST. Pressing RESUME will return to a previously set speed. To turn the speed control off, press the OFF button, or depress the brake pedal to disengage. 15 Press this control once to lock all doors. Pressing the control a second time will chirp the horn and flash the lights to confirm that all doors are closed and locked. Press this control to activate the alarm. Press the control again to deactivate. The interior lights will turn on when the unlock control is pressed. The interior lights will turn off if the ignition switch is turned to the RUN position, or if the lock control is pressed, or after 30 seconds of illumination. The remote-control entry features only operate with the ignition in the LOCK position. Tilt Steering Wheel Lever (if equipped) The tilt steering wheel lever is located on the bottom of the steering column underneath the steering wheel. Push the lever downward to move the steering wheel up or down. Pull the control up into the original position to lock the steering wheel in position. Never adjust the steering wheel when the vehicle is moving. 16 Panel Dimmer Control Use to adjust the brightness of the instrument panel during headlamp and parklamp operation. Push and hold the top of the control to brighten. Push and hold the bottom of the control to dim. 17 Two Step Unlocking (if equipped) – To unlock the driver’s door, turn the key in the door cylinder once toward the front of the vehicle. Turn the key a second time to unlock all passenger doors, liftgate and liftgate glass. To lock all doors, liftgate and liftgate glass, turn the key toward the back of the vehicle once. Foglamp Control 17 14 Speed Control (if equipped) Foglamp Control (if equipped) Press to activate the foglamps during headlamp operation. Press the control again to deactivate the foglamps. The foglamps will not operate when the high beams are activated. Climate 12 Control System (if equipped) 16 Panel Dimmer Control Tilt Steering 15 Wheel Lever (if equipped) 9 Rear Window Defroster Control 10 Heated Outside Mirrors 13 Four-Wheel Drive (4X4) Control (if equipped) (if equipped) 11 Reverse Sensing System (if equipped) SecuriLock™ Passive Anti-Theft System – The SecuriLock™ Passive Anti-Theft System is an engine immobilization system. This system prevents the engine from being started, unless a coded key programmed to your vehicle is used. Please note that for security purposes, your coded keys cannot be copied. If you would like spare coded keys, they may be purchased from your dealership. Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror with Auto Headlamps (if equipped) The Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror is equipped with a feature that will reduce glare in the rear view mirror when bright lights are detected. It automatically returns to normal/clear when the vehicle is placed in reverse. This mirror also has an Auto Headlamp feature that automatically turns the headlamps ON at night/dark and OFF during the day/light; it also keeps the headlamps ON for approximately 20 seconds after the ignition is turned OFF. To activate the Auto Headlamp feature, press the mirror button and make sure the green light on the mirror is illuminated. The manual headlamp control must also be in the OFF position. Heated Seats (if equipped) To activate heated seats, push the control located on the side of the seat. Push again to deactivate, or the system will turn off automatically after 10 minutes.