2006 Ford Escape Owner's Manual

2006 Ford Escape owners manual
Year:
2006
Make:
Ford
Model:
Escape
Rating:
(6)

Online manual

Size:
3.03 MB

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
1
Introduction
4
CONGRATULATIONS
4
SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION
4
Warning symbols in this guide
4
Warning symbols on your vehicle
5
Protecting the environment
5
BREAKING-IN YOUR VEHICLE
5
SPECIAL NOTICES
5
New Vehicle Limited Warranty
5
Special instructions
5
Service Data Recording
6
Event Data Recording
6
Notice to owners of pickup trucks and utility type vehicles
6
Using your vehicle with a snowplow
7
Using your vehicle as an ambulance
7
Cell phone use
7
Middle East/North Africa vehicle specific information
7
Instrument Cluster
10
WARNING LIGHTS AND CHIMES
10
GAUGES
15
Entertainment Systems
17
AUDIO SYSTEMS
17
Premium Satellite Compatible AM/FM Stereo In-Dash Six CD/MP3 Radio (if equipped)
17
Audiophile Satellite Compatible AM/FM Stereo In-Dash Six CD/MP3 Radio (if equipped)
18
AM/FM stereo in-dash six CD modular audio (if equipped)
23
Satellite Compatible AM/FM Stereo In-Dash Single CD/MP3 Radio (if equipped)
26
Premium Satellite Compatible AM/FM Stereo/Cassette/Single CD/MP3 (if equipped)
31
Accessory delay
35
GENERAL AUDIO INFORMATION
35
Climate Controls
38
HEATER ONLY SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
38
Operating tips
38
MANUAL HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
39
Operating tips
39
REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER
40
Lights
41
HEADLAMP CONTROL
41
Autolamp control (if equipped)
41
Autolamp delay system (if equipped)
42
High beams
42
Flash to pass
43
Daytime running lamps (DRL) (if equipped)
43
Smart park lamps (if equipped)
43
Foglamp control (if equipped)
44
PANEL DIMMER CONTROL
44
AIMING THE HEADLAMPS
44
Vertical aim adjustment
44
TURN SIGNAL CONTROL
46
INTERIOR LAMPS
46
Dome lamps and map lamps
46
Cargo and dome lamp
47
Interior lighting battery saver
47
BULB REPLACEMENT
47
Headlamp Condensation
47
Replacing exterior bulbs
47
Using the right bulbs
48
Replacing the interior bulbs
48
Replacing headlamp bulbs
48
Replacing brake/tail/turn/backup lamp bulbs
50
Replacing license plate lamp bulbs
50
Replacing high-mount brake lamp bulbs
51
Replacing front parking lamp/turn signal bulbs
51
Replacing foglamp bulbs
51
Driver Controls
52
MULTI-FUNCTION LEVER
52
Rear window wiper/washer controls
53
TILT STEERING WHEEL
53
ILLUMINATED VISOR MIRROR (IF EQUIPPED)
54
OVERHEAD CONSOLE (IF EQUIPPED)
54
Storage compartment (if equipped)
54
CENTER CONSOLE
54
AUXILIARY POWER POINT (12VDC)
55
POWER WINDOWS
55
One touch down
56
Window lock (if equipped)
56
Accessory delay
56
AUTOMATIC DIMMING REAR VIEW MIRROR (IF EQUIPPED)
57
EXTERIOR MIRRORS
57
Power side view mirrors
57
Fold-away mirrors
58
Heated outside mirrors (if equipped)
58
SPEED CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
58
Setting speed control
58
Resuming a set speed
59
Increasing speed while using speed control
59
Reducing speed while using speed control
60
Turning off speed control
60
MOON ROOF (IF EQUIPPED)
61
MESSAGE CENTER (IF EQUIPPED)
62
Selectable features
62
Set
62
Info menu
62
Average fuel economy (AFE)
63
Distance to empty (DTE)
63
Instantaneous fuel economy
64
Fuel available
64
Units (English/Metric)
64
System check
64
Language
65
Display Off
65
System warnings
66
LIFTGATE
70
CARGO SHADE (IF EQUIPPED)
71
Cargo management system (if equipped)
72
LUGGAGE RACK
72
72
To adjust the cross-bar (if equipped) position:
72
To remove the cross-bar assembly (if equipped) from the roof rack side rails:
73
To reinstall the cross-bar assembly (if equipped) to the roof rack side rails:
74
Locks and Security
75
KEYS
75
POWER DOOR LOCKS
75
Power door lock/unlock inhibit feature
75
Door key unlocking/locking
76
Two step door unlocking
76
One step door unlocking
76
Locking the doors
76
Autolock (if equipped)
76
Relock
77
Deactivating/activating the autolock feature
77
Smart unlocking feature
77
CHILDPROOF DOOR LOCKS
78
REMOTE ENTRY SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
78
Two step door unlocking
79
One step door unlocking
79
Switching from two step to one step door unlocking
79
Locking the doors
80
Sounding a panic alarm
80
Replacing the battery
80
Replacing lost remote entry transmitters
81
How to reprogram your remote entry transmitters
81
Illuminated entry
82
Illuminated exit
83
KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
83
Anti-scan feature
83
Programming a personal entry code
83
Erasing personal codes
84
Unlocking and locking the doors using keyless entry
84
SECURILOCK PASSIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM
84
Anti-theft indicator
85
Replacement keys
85
Programming spare keys
86
PERIMETER ALARM SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
87
Arming the system
87
Disarming the system
88
Triggering the anti-theft system
88
Seating and Safety Restraints
89
FRONT SEATS
89
Adjustable head restraints
89
Adjusting the front manual seat
90
Adjusting the front power seat (if equipped)
90
Heated seats (if equipped)
92
REAR SEATS
92
Head restraints
92
Folding down rear seats
93
Returning the rear seats to upright position
95
To remove the rear cushion
96
To install the rear cushion
97
SAFETY RESTRAINTS
97
Personal Safety System
97
How does the Personal Safety System work?
98
Driver and passenger dual-stage airbag supplemental restraints
98
Front crash severity sensor
98
Driver’s seat position sensor
98
Front passenger sensing system
99
Front safety belt usage sensors
99
Front safety belt pretensioners
100
Front safety belt energy management retractors
100
Determining if the Personal Safety System is operational
100
Safety restraints precautions
101
Combination lap and shoulder belts
102
Energy Management Feature
102
Vehicle sensitive mode
103
Automatic locking mode
103
When to use the automatic locking mode
103
How to use the automatic locking mode
103
How to disengage the automatic locking mode
104
Safety belt height adjustment
105
Safety belt pretensioner
105
Safety belt extension assembly
106
Safety belt maintenance
106
Safety belt warning light and indicator chime
107
Conditions of operation
107
BeltMinder
107
One time disable
110
Deactivating/activating the BeltMinder feature
110
AIRBAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS)
112
Important SRS precautions
112
Children and airbags
114
How does the airbag supplemental restraint system work?
114
Front passenger sensing system
116
Determining if the system is operational
121
Seat-mounted side airbag system (if equipped)
121
How does the side airbag system work?
122
Determining if the system is operational
123
Safety Canopy system (if equipped)
124
How does the Safety Canopy system work?
125
Determining if the system is operational
126
Disposal of airbags and airbag equipped vehicles (including pretensioners)
127
SAFETY RESTRAINTS FOR CHILDREN
127
Important child restraint precautions
127
Children and safety belts
127
Child booster seats
128
Types of booster seats
129
SAFETY SEATS FOR CHILDREN
131
Child and infant or child safety seats
131
Installing child safety seats with combination lap and shoulder belts
132
Attaching child safety seats with tether straps
135
Attaching safety seats with LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) attachments for child seat anchors
136
Tires, Wheels and Loading
139
NOTICE TO UTILITY VEHICLE AND TRUCK OWNERS
139
VEHICLE CHARACTERISTICS
139
4WD and AWD Systems (if equipped)
139
How your vehicle differs from other vehicles
140
INFORMATION ABOUT UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADING
141
Treadwear
141
Traction AA A B C
142
Temperature A B C
142
TIRES
142
Glossary of tire terminology
142
INFLATING YOUR TIRES
143
TIRE CARE
145
Inspecting your tires
145
Tire wear
146
Damage
146
U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number (TIN)
147
Tire Replacement Requirements
147
Safety practices
148
Highway hazards
148
Tire and wheel alignment
149
Tire rotation
149
INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE TIRE SIDEWALL
150
Information on “P” type tires
151
Additional information contained on the tire sidewall for “LT” type tires
154
Information on “T” type tires
155
Location of the tire label
155
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)
156
Understanding your Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
157
When your temporary spare tire is installed (if equipped)
158
When you believe your system is not operating properly
158
When inflating your tires
160
How temperature affects your tire pressure
161
USING SNOW TIRES AND TRACTION DEVICES
161
VEHICLE LOADING – WITH AND WITHOUT A TRAILER
162
Special loading instructions for owners of pickup trucks and utility-type vehicles
169
TRAILER TOWING
169
Preparing to tow
171
Hitches
172
Safety chains
172
Trailer brakes
172
Trailer lamps
172
Driving while you tow
172
Servicing after towing
173
Trailer towing tips
173
Launching or retrieving a boat
174
RECREATIONAL TOWING
174
Driving
175
STARTING
175
Positions of the ignition
175
Preparing to start your vehicle
175
Important safety precautions
176
Starting the engine
177
Guarding against exhaust fumes
178
Important ventilating information
178
USING THE ENGINE BLOCK HEATER (IF EQUIPPED)
178
BRAKES
178
Four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
179
Using ABS
179
ABS warning lamp
179
Parking brake
180
STEERING
180
PREPARING TO DRIVE
181
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION OPERATION (IF EQUIPPED)
182
Brake-shift interlock
182
Driving with an automatic overdrive transaxle
183
Understanding the gearshift positions of the 4–speed automatic transaxle
184
If your vehicle gets stuck in mud or snow
186
MANUAL TRANSAXLE OPERATION (IF EQUIPPED)
187
Using the clutch
187
Recommended shift speeds
188
Reverse
188
Parking your vehicle
189
REVERSE SENSING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
190
FOUR WHEEL DRIVE (4WD) SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
192
4WD system indicator lights
192
4WD system messages in Message Center (if equipped)
192
Driving off-road with truck and utility vehicles
193
How your vehicle differs from other vehicles
193
Basic operating principles
193
If your vehicle goes off the edge of the pavement
193
If your vehicle gets stuck
194
Emergency maneuvers
195
Sand
195
Mud and water
196
Driving on hilly or sloping terrain
197
Driving on snow and ice
198
Maintenance and Modifications
198
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
199
Roadside Emergencies
200
ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
200
Getting roadside assistance
200
Using roadside assistance
201
Roadside coverage beyond basic warranty
201
HAZARD FLASHER CONTROL
201
FUEL PUMP SHUT-OFF SWITCH
202
FUSES AND RELAYS
202
Fuses
202
Standard fuse amperage rating and color
203
Passenger compartment fuse panel
204
Power distribution box
206
CHANGING A FLAT TIRE
209
Dissimilar spare tire/wheel information
209
Full-size Matching Spare Tire/Wheel Information
211
Tire change procedure
211
Removing the jack and tools
213
Removing the spare tire or spare tire and tether (if equipped)
214
Changing the flat tire
216
Stowing the flat/spare tire
219
WHEEL LUG NUT TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
220
JUMP STARTING
220
Preparing your vehicle
221
Connecting the jumper cables
221
Jump starting
223
Removing the jumper cables
224
WRECKER TOWING
226
Customer Assistance
228
GETTING THE SERVICES YOU NEED
228
At home
228
Away from home
228
Additional Assistance
229
IN CALIFORNIA (U.S. ONLY)
230
THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU (BBB) AUTO LINE PROGRAM (U.S. ONLY)
231
UTILIZING THE MEDIATION/ARBITRATION PROGRAM (CANADA ONLY)
231
FORD EXTENDED SERVICE PLAN
232
GETTING ASSISTANCE OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND CANADA
233
ORDERING ADDITIONAL OWNER’S LITERATURE
233
Obtaining a French owner’s guide
234
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (U.S. ONLY)
234
Cleaning
235
WASHING THE EXTERIOR
235
WAXING
235
PAINT CHIPS
235
ALUMINUM WHEELS AND WHEEL COVERS
236
ENGINE
236
PLASTIC (NON-PAINTED) EXTERIOR PARTS
237
WINDOWS AND WIPER BLADES
238
INSTRUMENT PANEL AND CLUSTER LENS
238
INTERIOR TRIM
239
INTERIOR
239
LEATHER SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
239
UNDERBODY
240
FORD AND LINCOLN MERCURY CAR CARE PRODUCTS
240
Maintenance and Specifications
242
SERVICE RECOMMENDATIONS
242
PRECAUTIONS WHEN SERVICING YOUR VEHICLE
242
Working with the engine off
242
Working with the engine on
242
OPENING THE HOOD
243
IDENTIFYING COMPONENTS IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT
244
2.3L I4 engine
244
3.0L DOHC V6 Duratec engine
245
WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID
246
Checking and adding washer fluid for the liftgate
246
CHANGING THE WIPER BLADES
247
ENGINE OIL
247
Checking the engine oil
247
Adding engine oil
249
Engine oil and filter recommendations
250
Use SAE 5W-20 engine oil.
250
BATTERY
251
ENGINE COOLANT
253
Checking engine coolant
253
Adding engine coolant
254
Recycled engine coolant
256
Coolant refill capacity
256
Severe climates
257
What you should know about fail-safe cooling (2.3L I4 engine only)
257
How fail-safe cooling works
258
When fail-safe mode is activated
258
FUEL FILTER
259
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT AUTOMOTIVE FUELS
259
Important safety precautions
259
Refueling
261
Fuel Filler Cap
261
Choosing the right fuel
262
Octane recommendations
263
Fuel quality
263
Cleaner air
263
Running out of fuel
263
ESSENTIALS OF GOOD FUEL ECONOMY
264
Measuring techniques
264
Filling the tank
264
Calculating fuel economy
265
Driving style — good driving and fuel economy habits
265
Habits
265
Maintenance
266
Conditions
266
EPA window sticker
267
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
267
On board diagnostics (OBD-II)
268
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) testing
269
POWER STEERING FLUID
269
BRAKE/CLUTCH FLUID
270
TRANSMISSION FLUID
270
Checking automatic transmission fluid (if equipped)
270
Low fluid level
271
Correct fluid level
271
High fluid level
272
Adjusting automatic transmission fluid levels
272
Checking and adding manual transmission fluid (if equipped)
273
AIR FILTER
273
MOTORCRAFT PART NUMBERS
275
REFILL CAPACITIES
276
LUBRICANT SPECIFICATIONS
278
ENGINE DATA
280
VEHICLE DIMENSIONS
280
IDENTIFYING YOUR VEHICLE
282
Safety Compliance Certification Label
282
Vehicle identification number (VIN)
283
TRANSMISSION/TRANSAXLE CODE DESIGNATIONS
284
Accessories
285
GENUINE FORD ACCESSORIES FOR YOUR VEHICLE
285
Exterior style
285
Interior style
285
Lifestyle
286
Peace of mind
286
Index
287

FAQ about the 2006 Ford Escape Manual

What contains the 2006 Escape manual?

The Ford Escape owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Ford to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Ford Escape. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Ford Escape 2006 owner's manual:

  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Maintenance for your Ford Escape, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Ford Escape owners can do
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity

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The Ford Escape (2006) owner's manual is available in English?

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