2009 Ford Escape Hybrid Owner's Manual

2009 Ford Escape Hybrid owners manual
Year:
2009
Make:
Ford
Model:
Escape Hybrid
Rating:
(10)

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Size:
2.58 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
PERCHLORATE MATERIAL
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
12
New Vehicle Limited Warranty
12
Special instructions
13
Service Data Recording
13
Event Data Recording
13
Notice to owners of pickup trucks and utility type vehicles
14
Using your vehicle with a snowplow
14
Using your vehicle as an ambulance
14
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
Setting the clock
25
AM/FM Radio
26
RDS Radio
27
CD/MP3 Player
27
Satellite Radio
29
Sound Adjustments
32
Extra Features
33
Auxiliary input jack (Line in)
33
USB port (if equipped)
35
GENERAL AUDIO INFORMATION
36
Satellite radio information
39
NAVIGATION SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
42
SYNC (IF EQUIPPED)
42
Climate Controls
43
DUAL AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL
43
Operating tips
45
REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER
46
Lights
48
HEADLAMP CONTROL
48
Autolamp control (if equipped)
48
Autolamp delay system (if equipped)
49
Fog lamp control (if equipped)
49
High beams
50
Flash to pass
50
Daytime running lamps (DRL) (if equipped)
50
PANEL DIMMER CONTROL
51
AIMING THE HEADLAMPS
51
Vertical aim adjustment
51
TURN SIGNAL CONTROL
52
INTERIOR LAMPS
52
Dome lamps and map lamps
52
Cargo and dome lamp
53
Ambient lighting (if equipped)
54
BULB REPLACEMENT
54
Lamp assembly condensation
54
Using the right bulbs
55
Replacing interior bulbs
55
Replacing exterior bulbs
55
Replacing headlamp bulbs
56
Replacing front parking lamp/turn signal bulbs
56
Replacing front sidemarker bulbs
57
Replacing tail/stop/turn/sidemarker/backup lamp bulbs
57
Replacing license plate lamp bulbs
58
Replacing high-mount brake lamp bulbs
58
Replacing fog lamp bulbs (if equipped)
59
Driver Controls
60
MULTI-FUNCTION LEVER
60
Windshield wiper rainlamp feature (if equipped with Autolamp)
60
Rear window wiper/washer controls
61
TILT STEERING WHEEL
61
ILLUMINATED VISOR MIRROR
62
ELECTRONIC COMPASS
62
Compass zone adjustment
62
Compass calibration adjustment
63
CENTER CONSOLE
64
AUXILIARY POWER POINT (12V)
65
Power point (110 VAC)
66
POWER WINDOWS (IF EQUIPPED)
67
One touch down (AUTO)
68
Window lock
68
Accessory delay
68
INTERIOR MIRROR
68
Automatic dimming interior rear view mirror
68
EXTERIOR MIRRORS
69
Power side view mirrors
69
Fold-away mirrors
70
Heated outside mirrors (if equipped)
70
SPEED CONTROL
70
Setting speed control
71
Disengaging speed control
71
Resuming a set speed
72
Increasing speed while using speed control
72
Reducing speed while using speed control
72
Turning off speed control
73
STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS
73
Radio control features
73
MOON ROOF (IF EQUIPPED)
75
MESSAGE CENTER
76
Selectable features
77
Reset
77
Info menu
77
Odometer/Trip odometer
77
Distance to empty (DTE)
77
Average fuel economy (AFE) (if equipped)
78
Instantaneous fuel economy (if equipped)
78
Electric Energy
79
Setup menu
79
Reset to English (if in another language)
79
System check
79
Oil life
80
Units (English/Metric)
80
Autolamp delay
81
Autolock
81
Autounlock
81
Language
81
System warnings/information
82
LIFTGATE
85
CARGO AREA FEATURES
85
Cargo shade (if equipped)
85
LUGGAGE RACK
86
86
To adjust the cross-bar (if equipped) position:
87
To remove the cross-bar assembly (if equipped) from the roof rack side rails:
87
To reinstall the cross-bar assembly (if equipped) to the roof rack side rails:
88
Locks and Security
89
KEYS
89
Recommended handling of the Integrated Keyhead Transmitter (IKT)
90
POWER DOOR LOCKS
91
Door key unlocking/locking
91
Unlocking the doors
91
Locking the doors
91
Autolock
91
Deactivating/activating autolock
91
Power door unlock/lock procedure
92
Keyless entry keypad procedure
92
Message center procedure
93
Autounlock
93
Deactivating/activating autounlock
93
Power door lock switch autounlock enable/disable procedure
93
Keyless entry keypad autounlock enable/disable procedure
94
Message center procedure
94
Smart unlocking feature
94
CHILDPROOF DOOR LOCKS
95
REMOTE ENTRY SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
95
Two step door unlocking
96
One step door unlocking
96
Switching from two step to one step door unlocking
96
Locking the doors
97
Opening the liftgate glass (if equipped)
97
Car finder
97
Sounding a panic alarm
97
Replacing the battery
97
Replacing lost Integrated Keyhead Transmitters (IKTs)
98
How to reprogram your Integrated Keyhead Transmitters (IKTs)
98
Illuminated entry
98
Illuminated exit
99
Perimeter lamps illuminated entry
99
Deactivating/activating perimeter lamps illuminated entry
99
SECURICODE™ KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM
100
Programming your own personal entry code
100
Erasing personal code
101
Anti-scan feature
101
Unlocking and locking the doors and liftgate using keyless entry
101
SECURILOCK™ PASSIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM
102
Anti-theft indicator
103
Automatic arming
103
Automatic disarming
103
Replacement Integrated Keyhead Transmitters (IKT) and coded keys
104
Programming spare keys
104
Seating and Safety Restraints
106
FRONT SEATS
106
Adjustable head restraints
106
Adjusting the front manual seat (if equipped)
109
Adjusting the front power seat (if equipped)
109
Heated seats (if equipped)
111
REAR SEATS
112
Head restraints
112
Folding down rear seats
112
Returning the rear seats to upright position
115
To remove the rear cushion
116
To install the rear cushion
116
SAFETY RESTRAINTS
116
Personal Safety System
116
How does the Personal Safety System work?
117
Driver and passenger dual-stage airbag supplemental restraints
117
Front crash severity sensor
118
Driver’s seat position sensor
118
Front passenger sensing system
118
Front safety belt usage sensors
119
Front safety belt pretensioners
119
Safety belt energy management retractors
119
Determining if the Personal Safety System is operational
119
Safety restraints precautions
120
Combination lap and shoulder belts
121
Energy Management Feature
122
Vehicle sensitive mode
122
Automatic locking mode
122
When to use the automatic locking mode
122
How to use the automatic locking mode
123
How to disengage the automatic locking mode
123
Safety belt height adjustment
124
Safety belt pretensioner
124
Safety belt extension assembly
125
Safety belt warning light and indicator chime
125
Conditions of operation
125
Belt-Minder
126
One-time disable
128
Deactivating/activating the Belt-Minder feature
128
AIRBAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS)
130
Important SRS precautions
130
Children and airbags
132
How does the airbag supplemental restraint system work?
132
Front passenger sensing system
134
Determining if the system is operational
138
Seat-mounted side airbag system
139
How does the side airbag system work?
140
Determining if the system is operational
141
Safety Canopy system
142
How does the Safety Canopy system work?
143
Determining if the system is operational
144
S.O.S. Post Crash Alert
145
Disposal of airbags and airbag equipped vehicles (including pretensioners)
145
SAFETY RESTRAINTS FOR CHILDREN
145
Important child restraint precautions
145
Recommendations for attaching child safety restraints for children
147
Transporting children
148
SAFETY SEATS FOR CHILDREN
149
Infant and/or toddler seats
149
Installing child safety seats with combination lap and shoulder belts
150
Attaching child safety seats with LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) attachments
153
Use of inboard lower anchors from the outboard seating positions (center seating use)
155
Combining safety belt and LATCH lower anchors for attaching child safety seats
155
Attaching child safety seats with tether straps
156
Child booster seats
157
When children should use booster seats
158
Types of booster seats
159
The importance of shoulder belts
160
Child restraint and safety belt maintenance
161
Tires, Wheels and Loading
162
NOTICE TO UTILITY VEHICLE AND TRUCK OWNERS
162
VEHICLE CHARACTERISTICS
163
4WD Systems (if equipped)
163
How your vehicle differs from other vehicles
163
INFORMATION ABOUT UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADING
164
Treadwear
165
Traction AA A B C
165
Temperature A B C
165
TIRES
166
Glossary of tire terminology
166
INFLATING YOUR TIRES
167
TIRE CARE
169
Inspecting your tires
169
Tire wear
169
Damage
169
U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number (TIN)
170
Tire Replacement Requirements
170
Safety practices
172
Highway hazards
172
Tire and wheel alignment
173
Tire rotation
173
INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE TIRE SIDEWALL
174
Information on “P” type tires
175
Additional information contained on the tire sidewall for “LT” type tires
178
Information on “T” type tires
179
Location of the tire label
179
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)
180
Understanding your Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
182
When your temporary spare tire is installed
182
When you believe your system is not operating properly
183
When inflating your tires
184
How temperature affects your tire pressure
184
SNOW TIRES AND CABLES
185
VEHICLE LOADING – WITH AND WITHOUT A TRAILER
185
Special loading instructions for owners of pickup trucks and utility-type vehicles
191
TRAILER TOWING
192
Preparing to tow
194
Hitches
194
Safety chains
194
Trailer brakes
194
Trailer lamps
195
Driving while you tow
195
Servicing after towing
195
Trailer towing tips
195
Launching or retrieving a boat
196
RECREATIONAL TOWING
196
Driving
197
STARTING
197
Positions of the ignition
197
Preparing to start your vehicle
197
Important safety precautions
198
Starting the vehicle
199
Guarding against exhaust fumes
200
Important ventilating information
200
ENGINE BLOCK/HIGH VOLTAGE BATTERY HEATER (IF EQUIPPED)
200
BRAKES
202
Four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
202
Using ABS
203
ABS warning lamp
203
Regenerative Braking System (RBS)
203
Parking brake
204
ADVANCETRAC WITH ROLL STABILITY CONTROL™ (RSC) STABILITY ENHANCEMENT SYSTEM
205
STEERING
209
PREPARING TO DRIVE
210
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION OPERATION
211
Brake-shift interlock
211
Understanding the gearshift positions of the electronically-controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (eCVT)
212
If your vehicle gets stuck in mud or snow
213
REVERSE SENSING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
214
FOUR WHEEL DRIVE (4WD) SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
216
Driving off-road with truck and utility vehicles
216
How your vehicle differs from other vehicles
216
Basic operating principles
216
If your vehicle goes off the edge of the pavement
217
If your vehicle gets stuck
217
Emergency maneuvers
218
Sand
218
Mud and water
219
Driving on hilly or sloping terrain
220
Driving on snow and ice
221
Maintenance and Modifications
221
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
222
Roadside Emergencies
223
ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
223
Getting roadside assistance
223
Using roadside assistance
224
HAZARD FLASHER CONTROL
225
FUEL PUMP/HIGH VOLTAGE SHUT-OFF SWITCHES
225
FUSES AND RELAYS
227
Fuses
227
Standard fuse amperage rating and color
227
Passenger compartment fuse panel
228
Power distribution box
231
Auxiliary relay box
234
CHANGING A FLAT TIRE
235
Dissimilar spare tire/wheel information
235
Stopping and securing the vehicle
237
Removing the jack and tools
238
Removing the spare tire or spare tire and tether (if equipped)
239
Tire change procedure
240
Stowing the jack and tools
243
Stowing the flat/spare tire
244
WHEEL LUG NUT TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
245
RUNNING OUT OF FUEL
246
JUMP STARTING (LOW VOLTAGE [UNDERHOOD] BATTERY ONLY)
247
Preparing your vehicle
247
Connecting the jumper cables
248
Jump starting
250
Removing the jumper cables
250
WRECKER TOWING
252
Emergency towing
253
Customer Assistance
254
GETTING THE SERVICES YOU NEED
254
Away from home
254
Additional Assistance
255
IN CALIFORNIA (U.S. ONLY)
256
THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU (BBB) AUTO LINE PROGRAM (U.S. ONLY)
257
UTILIZING THE MEDIATION/ARBITRATION PROGRAM (CANADA ONLY)
258
FORD EXTENDED SERVICE PLAN
258
GETTING ASSISTANCE OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND CANADA
259
ORDERING ADDITIONAL OWNER’S LITERATURE
260
Obtaining a French owner’s guide
260
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (U.S. ONLY)
260
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (CANADA ONLY)
261
Cleaning
262
WASHING THE EXTERIOR
262
WAXING
263
PAINT CHIPS
263
ALUMINUM WHEELS AND WHEEL COVERS
263
ENGINE
264
PLASTIC (NON-PAINTED) EXTERIOR PARTS
264
WINDOWS AND WIPER BLADES
265
INSTRUMENT PANEL/INTERIOR TRIM AND CLUSTER LENS
265
INTERIOR
266
LEATHER SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
267
UNDERBODY
267
FORD AND LINCOLN MERCURY CAR CARE PRODUCTS
268
Maintenance and Specifications
269
SERVICE RECOMMENDATIONS
269
PRECAUTIONS WHEN SERVICING YOUR VEHICLE
269
High Voltage Information
269
Working with the engine off
270
Working with the engine on
271
OPENING THE HOOD
271
IDENTIFYING COMPONENTS IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT
272
WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID
273
Checking and adding washer fluid for the liftgate
273
CHANGING THE WIPER BLADES
274
Changing rear window wiper blade
275
ENGINE OIL
275
Checking the engine oil
275
Adding engine oil
276
Engine oil and filter recommendations
277
Use SAE 5W-20 engine oil
277
LOW VOLTAGE (UNDERHOOD) BATTERY
278
Low and high voltage battery – storage
280
ENGINE COOLANT AND MOTOR/ELECTRONICS COOLANT
280
Checking engine coolant
281
Checking motor/electronics (M/E) coolant
282
Factory fill and coolant specifications
282
Common instructions for cooling systems
282
Adding engine coolant
283
Recycled engine coolant
285
Coolant refill capacity
285
Severe climates
285
FUEL FILTER
286
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT AUTOMOTIVE FUELS
286
Important safety precautions
286
Refueling
288
Easy Fuel™ “no cap” fuel system
288
Choosing the right fuel
289
Octane recommendations
290
Fuel quality
290
Cleaner air
291
Running out of fuel
291
Refilling with a portable fuel container
291
ESSENTIALS OF GOOD FUEL ECONOMY
292
Measuring techniques
292
Filling the tank
293
Calculating fuel economy
293
Driving style — good driving and fuel economy habits
294
Habits
294
Maintenance
294
Conditions
295
EPA fuel economy estimates
295
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
295
On board diagnostics (OBD-II)
296
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) testing
297
BRAKE FLUID
298
TRANSMISSION FLUID
298
Checking automatic transmission fluid (if equipped)
298
Low fluid level
299
Correct fluid level
299
High fluid level
300
Adjusting automatic transmission fluid levels
300
AIR FILTER
300
Changing the air filter element
301
HIGH VOLTAGE BATTERY COOLING FILTER (REAR A/C) MAINTENANCE
301
Changing the high voltage battery air filter element
302
MOTORCRAFT PART NUMBERS
303
MAINTENANCE PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS AND CAPACITIES
304
ENGINE DATA
306
Engine drivebelt routing
306
HIGH VOLTAGE BATTERY DATA
306
IDENTIFYING YOUR VEHICLE
307
Safety Compliance Certification Label
307
Vehicle identification number (VIN)
307
TRANSMISSION CODE DESIGNATIONS
308
Accessories
309
GENUINE FORD ACCESSORIES FOR YOUR VEHICLE
309
Exterior style
309
Interior style
309
Lifestyle
309
Peace of mind
310
Scheduled Maintenance Guide
311
GENERAL MAINTENANCE INFORMATION
311
Why maintain your vehicle?
311
Protecting your investment
311
Oil, fluids and flushing
312
Engine Emissions label
312
Genuine Ford Parts and Service
312
Convenience
313
Factory-trained Technicians
313
Factory Authorized Systems Checks
313
Genuine Ford and Motorcraft Replacement Parts
314
Value Shopping for Your Vehicle’s Maintenance Needs
314
WHICH MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE SHOULD YOU FOLLOW?
314
Owner Checks and Services
314
Multi-point Inspection
315
NORMAL SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE AND LOG
316
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON THE WEB
316
U.S. AND CANADIAN SCHEDULE
316
SPECIAL OPERATING CONDITIONS
321
MOTORCRAFT PREMIUM GOLD ENGINE COOLANT CHANGE RECORD
325
Index
327

FAQ about the 2009 Ford Escape Hybrid Manual

What contains the 2009 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 2009 owner's manual:

  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Ford Escape Hybrid owners can do
  • Best practice for driving your Ford Escape Hybrid
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings

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