2008 Ford Escape Hybrid Owner's Manual

2008 Ford Escape Hybrid owners manual
Year:
2008
Make:
Ford
Model:
Escape Hybrid
Rating:
(9)

Online manual

Size:
2.54 MB

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
1
Introduction
4
PERCHLORATE MATERIAL
4
CONGRATULATIONS
4
SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION
5
Warning symbols in this guide
5
Warning symbols on your vehicle
5
Protecting the environment
5
BREAKING-IN YOUR VEHICLE
5
HYBRID OPERATION
6
Normal vehicle operation
6
Unique Hybrid operating characteristics
7
Driving to optimize fuel economy
8
Frequently asked questions
10
SPECIAL NOTICES
13
New Vehicle Limited Warranty
13
Special instructions
13
Service Data Recording
14
Event Data Recording
14
Notice to owners of pickup trucks and utility type vehicles
14
Using your vehicle with a snowplow
15
Using your vehicle as an ambulance
15
Cell phone use
15
Export unique (Non–United States/Canada) vehicle specific information
15
Instrument Cluster
18
WARNING LIGHTS AND CHIMES
18
GAUGES
23
Entertainment Systems
25
AUDIO SYSTEMS
25
AM/FM/single CD or in-dash CD6/MP3 satellite compatible sound system
25
Auxiliary input jack (Line in)
34
GENERAL AUDIO INFORMATION
36
Satellite radio information (if equipped)
37
NAVIGATION SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
40
Climate Controls
41
DUAL AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL
41
Operating tips
43
REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER
45
Lights
46
HEADLAMP CONTROL
46
Autolamp control (if equipped)
46
Autolamp delay system (if equipped)
46
Fog lamp control (if equipped)
47
High beams
47
Flash to pass
48
Daytime running lamps (DRL) (if equipped)
48
PANEL DIMMER CONTROL
48
AIMING THE HEADLAMPS
49
Vertical aim adjustment
49
TURN SIGNAL CONTROL
50
INTERIOR LAMPS
50
Dome lamps and map lamps
50
Cargo and dome lamp
51
BULB REPLACEMENT
52
Headlamp Condensation
52
Using the right bulbs
52
Replacing the interior bulbs
52
Replacing exterior bulbs
52
Replacing headlamp bulbs
53
Replacing front parking lamp/turn signal bulbs
53
Replacing front sidemarker bulbs
54
Replacing tail/stop/turn/sidemarker/backup lamp bulbs
54
Replacing license plate lamp bulbs
55
Replacing high-mount brake lamp bulbs
55
Replacing fog lamp bulbs (if equipped)
56
Driver Controls
57
MULTI-FUNCTION LEVER
57
Windshield wiper features (if equipped with Autolamp feature)
57
Rear window wiper/washer controls
58
TILT STEERING WHEEL
58
ILLUMINATED VISOR MIRROR (IF EQUIPPED)
59
CENTER CONSOLE
59
AUXILIARY POWER POINT (12V)
60
Power point (110 VAC) (if equipped)
61
POWER WINDOWS
63
One touch down (AUTO)
63
Window lock
64
Accessory delay
64
INTERIOR MIRROR
64
Automatic dimming rear view mirror (if equipped)
64
Electronic compass (if equipped)
65
Compass zone adjustment
65
Compass calibration adjustment
66
EXTERIOR MIRRORS
66
Power side view mirrors
66
Fold-away mirrors
67
Heated outside mirrors (if equipped)
67
SPEED CONTROL
67
Setting speed control
67
Disengaging speed control
68
Resuming a set speed
68
Increasing speed while using speed control
69
Reducing speed while using speed control
69
Turning off speed control
70
STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS
70
Radio control features
70
MOON ROOF (IF EQUIPPED)
71
MESSAGE CENTER
72
Selectable features
72
Reset
72
Info menu
73
Odometer/Trip odometer
73
Distance to empty (DTE)
73
Average fuel economy (AFE) (if equipped)
73
Instantaneous fuel economy (if equipped)
74
Electric Energy
74
Setup menu
74
Reset to English (if in another language)
75
System check
75
Oil life
75
Units (English/Metric)
76
Autolamp delay
76
Autolock
76
Autounlock
77
Language
77
System warnings/information
77
LIFTGATE
80
CARGO AREA FEATURES
81
Cargo shade (if equipped)
81
LUGGAGE RACK
82
82
To adjust the cross-bar (if equipped) position:
82
To remove the cross-bar assembly (if equipped) from the roof rack side rails:
82
To reinstall the cross-bar assembly (if equipped) to the roof rack side rails:
83
Locks and Security
85
KEYS
85
Recommended handling of the Integrated Keyhead Transmitter (IKT)
86
POWER DOOR LOCKS
87
Door key unlocking/locking
87
Unlocking the doors
87
Locking the doors
87
Autolock
87
Deactivating/activating autolock
87
Power door unlock/lock procedure
88
Keyless entry key pad procedure
88
Message center procedure
89
Autounlock
89
Deactivating/activating autounlock
89
Power door lock switch autounlock enable/disable procedure
89
Keyless entry key pad autounlock enable/disable procedure
90
Message center procedure
90
Smart unlocking feature
90
CHILDPROOF DOOR LOCKS
91
REMOTE ENTRY SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
91
Two step door unlocking
92
One step door unlocking
92
Switching from two step to one step door unlocking
93
Locking the doors
93
Opening the liftgate (if equipped)
93
Car finder
93
Sounding a panic alarm
93
Replacing the battery
93
Replacing lost Integrated Keyhead Transmitters (IKTs)
94
How to reprogram your Integrated Keyhead Transmitters (IKTs)
94
Illuminated entry
95
Illuminated exit
95
Perimeter lamps illuminated entry
95
Deactivating/activating perimeter lamps illuminated entry
95
SECURILOCK™ PASSIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM
96
Anti-theft indicator
97
Automatic arming
97
Automatic disarming
97
Replacement Integrated Keyless Transmitters (IKT) and coded keys
98
Programming spare keys
98
Seating and Safety Restraints
100
FRONT SEATS
100
Adjustable head restraints
100
Adjusting the front manual seat (if equipped)
101
Adjusting the front power seat (if equipped)
102
Heated seats (if equipped)
103
REAR SEATS
104
Head restraints
104
Folding down rear seats
105
Returning the rear seats to upright position
107
To remove the rear cushion
108
To install the rear cushion
109
SAFETY RESTRAINTS
109
Personal Safety System™
109
How does the Personal Safety System™ work?
110
Driver and passenger dual-stage airbag supplemental restraints
110
Front crash severity sensor
110
Driver’s seat position sensor
110
Front passenger sensing system
111
Front safety belt usage sensors
111
Front safety belt pretensioners
112
Front safety belt energy management retractors
112
Determining if the Personal Safety System™ is operational
112
Safety restraints precautions
112
Combination lap and shoulder belts
114
Energy Management Feature
114
Vehicle sensitive mode
114
Automatic locking mode
115
When to use the automatic locking mode
115
How to use the automatic locking mode
115
How to disengage the automatic locking mode
115
Safety belt height adjustment
116
Safety belt pretensioner
116
Safety belt extension assembly
117
Safety belt maintenance
117
Safety belt warning light and indicator chime
118
Conditions of operation
118
Belt-Minder
118
One-time disable
121
Deactivating/activating the Belt-Minder feature
121
AIRBAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS)
123
Important SRS precautions
123
Children and airbags
125
How does the airbag supplemental restraint system work?
125
Front passenger sensing system
127
Determining if the system is operational
131
Seat-mounted side airbag system
132
How does the side airbag system work?
133
Determining if the system is operational
134
Safety Canopy™ system
135
How does the Safety Canopy™ system work?
136
Determining if the system is operational
137
Disposal of airbags and airbag equipped vehicles (including pretensioners)
138
SAFETY RESTRAINTS FOR CHILDREN
138
Important child restraint precautions
138
Children and safety belts
138
Child booster seats
139
When children should use booster seats
139
Types of booster seats
140
The importance of shoulder belts
141
SAFETY SEATS FOR CHILDREN
142
Child and infant or child safety seats
142
Installing child safety seats with combination lap and shoulder belts
143
Attaching child safety seats with tether straps
146
Attaching safety seats with LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) attachments for child seat anchors
147
Tires, Wheels and Loading
150
NOTICE TO UTILITY VEHICLE AND TRUCK OWNERS
150
VEHICLE CHARACTERISTICS
150
4WD and AWD Systems
150
How your vehicle differs from other vehicles
151
INFORMATION ABOUT UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADING
152
Treadwear
153
Traction AA A B C
153
Temperature A B C
153
TIRES
154
Glossary of tire terminology
154
INFLATING YOUR TIRES
155
TIRE CARE
157
Inspecting your tires
157
Tire wear
157
Damage
157
U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number (TIN)
158
Tire Replacement Requirements
158
Safety practices
160
Highway hazards
160
Tire and wheel alignment
161
Tire rotation
161
INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE TIRE SIDEWALL
162
Information on “P” type tires
163
Additional information contained on the tire sidewall for “LT” type tires
166
Information on “T” type tires
167
Location of the tire label
167
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)
168
Understanding your Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
170
When your temporary spare tire is installed
170
When you believe your system is not operating properly
170
When inflating your tires
172
How temperature affects your tire pressure
172
SNOW TIRES AND CHAINS
173
VEHICLE LOADING – WITH AND WITHOUT A TRAILER
173
Special loading instructions for owners of pickup trucks and utility-type vehicles
179
TRAILER TOWING
179
Preparing to tow
181
Hitches
181
Safety chains
181
Trailer brakes
182
Trailer lamps
182
Driving while you tow
182
Servicing after towing
182
Trailer towing tips
183
Launching or retrieving a boat
183
RECREATIONAL TOWING
184
Driving
185
STARTING
185
Positions of the ignition
185
Preparing to start your vehicle
185
Important safety precautions
186
Starting the vehicle
187
Guarding against exhaust fumes
188
Important ventilating information
188
ENGINE BLOCK/HIGH VOLTAGE BATTERY HEATER (IF EQUIPPED)
188
BRAKES
190
Four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
190
Using ABS
191
ABS warning lamp
191
Regenerative Braking System (RBS)
191
Parking brake
192
STEERING
193
PREPARING TO DRIVE
194
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION OPERATION
194
Brake-shift interlock
194
Understanding the gearshift positions of the electronically-controlled Continuously Variable Transaxle (eCVT)
196
If your vehicle gets stuck in mud or snow
197
REVERSE SENSING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
198
FOUR WHEEL DRIVE (4WD) SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
200
Driving off-road with truck and utility vehicles
200
How your vehicle differs from other vehicles
200
Basic operating principles
200
If your vehicle goes off the edge of the pavement
201
If your vehicle gets stuck
201
Emergency maneuvers
202
Sand
202
Mud and water
203
Driving on hilly or sloping terrain
204
Driving on snow and ice
204
Maintenance and Modifications
205
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
205
Roadside Emergencies
207
ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
207
Getting roadside assistance
207
Using roadside assistance
208
Roadside coverage beyond basic warranty
208
HAZARD FLASHER CONTROL
209
FUEL PUMP/HIGH VOLTAGE SHUT-OFF SWITCHES
209
FUSES AND RELAYS
211
Fuses
211
Standard fuse amperage rating and color
212
Passenger compartment fuse panel
212
Power distribution box
215
CHANGING A FLAT TIRE
218
Dissimilar spare tire/wheel information
219
Stopping and securing the vehicle
220
Removing the jack and tools
221
Removing the spare tire or spare tire and tether (if equipped)
222
Tire change procedure
223
Stowing the jack and tools
226
Stowing the flat/spare tire
227
WHEEL LUG NUT TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
228
JUMP STARTING (LOW VOLTAGE [UNDERHOOD] BATTERY ONLY)
229
Preparing your vehicle
229
Connecting the jumper cables
230
Jump starting
232
Removing the jumper cables
233
JUMP STARTING THE HIGH VOLTAGE BATTERY
234
WRECKER TOWING
237
Emergency Towing
238
Customer Assistance
239
GETTING THE SERVICES YOU NEED
239
At home
239
Away from home
239
Additional Assistance
240
IN CALIFORNIA (U.S. ONLY)
241
THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU (BBB) AUTO LINE PROGRAM (U.S. ONLY)
242
UTILIZING THE MEDIATION/ARBITRATION PROGRAM (CANADA ONLY)
243
FORD EXTENDED SERVICE PLAN
243
GETTING ASSISTANCE OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND CANADA
244
ORDERING ADDITIONAL OWNER’S LITERATURE
245
Obtaining a French owner’s guide
245
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (U.S. ONLY)
245
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (CANADA ONLY)
246
Cleaning
247
WASHING THE EXTERIOR
247
WAXING
248
PAINT CHIPS
248
ALUMINUM WHEELS AND WHEEL COVERS
248
ENGINE
249
PLASTIC (NON-PAINTED) EXTERIOR PARTS
249
WINDOWS AND WIPER BLADES
250
INSTRUMENT PANEL/INTERIOR TRIM AND CLUSTER LENS
250
INTERIOR
251
LEATHER SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
252
UNDERBODY
252
FORD AND LINCOLN MERCURY CAR CARE PRODUCTS
253
Maintenance and Specifications
254
SERVICE RECOMMENDATIONS
254
PRECAUTIONS WHEN SERVICING YOUR VEHICLE
254
High Voltage Information
254
Working with the engine off
255
Working with the engine on
256
OPENING THE HOOD
256
IDENTIFYING COMPONENTS IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT
257
2.3L I4 engine
257
WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID
258
Checking and adding washer fluid for the liftgate
258
CHANGING THE WIPER BLADES
259
Changing rear window wiper blade
260
ENGINE OIL
260
Checking the engine oil
260
Adding engine oil
261
Engine oil and filter recommendations
262
Use SAE 5W-20 engine oil
262
LOW VOLTAGE (UNDERHOOD) BATTERY
263
Low and high voltage battery – storage
265
ENGINE COOLANT AND MOTOR/ELECTRONICS COOLANT
265
Checking engine coolant
266
Checking motor/electronics (M/E) coolant
267
Factory fill and coolant specifications
267
Common instructions for cooling systems
267
Adding engine coolant
268
Recycled engine coolant
270
Coolant refill capacity
270
Severe climates
270
FUEL FILTER
271
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT AUTOMOTIVE FUELS
271
Important safety precautions
271
Refueling
273
Fuel Filler Cap
274
Choosing the right fuel
275
Octane recommendations
275
Fuel quality
276
Cleaner air
276
Running out of fuel
276
ESSENTIALS OF GOOD FUEL ECONOMY
277
Measuring techniques
277
Filling the tank
277
Calculating fuel economy
277
Driving style — good driving and fuel economy habits
278
Habits
278
Maintenance
279
Conditions
279
EPA window sticker
279
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
280
On board diagnostics (OBD-II)
281
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) testing
282
BRAKE FLUID
283
Brake pad replacement information
283
TRANSMISSION FLUID
284
Checking electronically controlled continuously variable transmission (eCVT)
284
Adjusting eCVT fluid levels
286
AIR FILTER
286
Changing the air filter element
287
HIGH VOLTAGE BATTERY COOLING FILTER (REAR A/C) MAINTENANCE
287
Changing the high voltage battery air filter element
288
MOTORCRAFT PART NUMBERS
289
MAINTENANCE PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS AND CAPACITIES
290
ENGINE DATA
292
Engine drivebelt routing
292
HIGH VOLTAGE BATTERY DATA
292
IDENTIFYING YOUR VEHICLE
293
Safety Compliance Certification Label
293
Vehicle identification number (VIN)
293
TRANSMISSION/TRANSAXLE CODE DESIGNATIONS
294
Accessories
295
GENUINE FORD ACCESSORIES FOR YOUR VEHICLE
295
Exterior style
295
Interior style
295
Lifestyle
295
Peace of mind
295
Scheduled Maintenance Guide
297
GENERAL MAINTENANCE INFORMATION
297
Why maintain your vehicle?
297
Protecting your investment
297
Oil, fluids and flushing
298
Engine Emissions label
298
Genuine Ford Parts and Service
298
Convenience
299
Factory-trained Technicians
299
Factory Authorized Systems Checks
299
Genuine Ford and Motorcraft Replacement Parts
300
Value Shopping for Your Vehicle’s Maintenance Needs
300
WHICH MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE SHOULD YOU FOLLOW?
300
Owner Checks and Services
300
Multi-point Inspection
301
NORMAL SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE AND LOG
302
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON THE WEB
302
U.S. AND CANADIAN SCHEDULE
302
SPECIAL OPERATING CONDITIONS
308
MOTORCRAFT PREMIUM GOLD ENGINE COOLANT CHANGE RECORD
311
Index
313

FAQ about the 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid Manual

What contains the 2008 Escape Hybrid manual?

The Ford Escape Hybrid owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Ford to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Ford Escape Hybrid. 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 Hybrid 2008 owner's manual:

  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Maintenance for your Ford Escape Hybrid, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices

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