2009 Ford Escape Owner's Manual

2009 Ford Escape owners manual
Year:
2009
Make:
Ford
Model:
Escape
Rating:
(6)

Online manual

Size:
2.35 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
SPECIAL NOTICES
6
New Vehicle Limited Warranty
6
Special instructions
6
Service Data Recording
6
Event Data Recording
7
Notice to owners of pickup trucks and utility type vehicles
8
Using your vehicle with a snowplow
8
Using your vehicle as an ambulance
8
Cell phone use
8
Export unique (Non–United States/Canada) vehicle specific information
9
Instrument Cluster
12
WARNING LIGHTS AND CHIMES
12
GAUGES
17
Entertainment Systems
20
AUDIO SYSTEMS
20
AM/FM/single CD or in-dash CD6/MP3 satellite compatible sound system
20
Setting the clock
20
AM/FM Radio
21
RDS Radio
22
CD/MP3 Player
22
Satellite Radio (if equipped)
24
Sound Adjustments
27
Extra Features
28
Auxiliary input jack (Line in)
29
USB port (if equipped)
30
GENERAL AUDIO INFORMATION
31
Satellite radio information (if equipped)
34
NAVIGATION SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
37
SYNC (IF EQUIPPED)
37
Climate Controls
38
MANUAL HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
38
Operating tips
40
DUAL AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
41
Operating tips
43
REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER
44
Lights
45
HEADLAMP CONTROL
45
Autolamp control (if equipped)
45
Autolamp delay system (if equipped)
46
Fog lamp control (if equipped)
46
High beams
46
Flash to pass
47
Daytime running lamps (DRL) (if equipped)
47
PANEL DIMMER CONTROL
47
AIMING THE HEADLAMPS
48
Vertical aim adjustment
48
TURN SIGNAL CONTROL
49
INTERIOR LAMPS
49
Dome lamps and map lamps
49
Cargo and dome lamp
50
Ambient lighting (if equipped)
50
BULB REPLACEMENT
51
Lamp assembly condensation
51
Using the right bulbs
51
Replacing interior bulbs
52
Replacing exterior bulbs
52
Replacing headlamp bulbs
52
Replacing front parking lamp/turn signal bulbs
53
Replacing front sidemarker bulbs
54
Replacing tail/stop/turn/backup lamp bulbs
54
Replacing high-mount brake lamp bulbs
54
Replacing license plate lamp bulbs
55
Replacing fog lamp bulbs (if equipped)
56
Driver Controls
57
MULTI-FUNCTION LEVER
57
Windshield wiper rainlamp feature (if equipped with Autolamp)
57
Rear window wiper/washer controls
58
TILT STEERING WHEEL
58
ILLUMINATED VISOR MIRROR (IF EQUIPPED)
59
OVERHEAD CONSOLE (IF EQUIPPED)
59
Storage compartment (if equipped)
59
ELECTRONIC COMPASS (IF EQUIPPED)
59
Compass zone adjustment
60
Compass calibration adjustment
61
CENTER CONSOLE
61
AUXILIARY POWER POINT (12VDC)
62
POWER WINDOWS (IF EQUIPPED)
63
One-touch down (AUTO)
64
Window lock
64
Accessory delay
64
INTERIOR MIRROR
65
Automatic dimming interior rear view mirror (if equipped)
65
EXTERIOR MIRRORS
65
Power side view mirrors
65
Fold-away mirrors
66
Heated outside mirrors (if equipped)
66
SPEED CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
66
Setting speed control
67
Disengaging speed control
67
Resuming a set speed
68
Increasing speed while using speed control
68
Reducing speed while using speed control
68
Turning off speed control
69
STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS (IF EQUIPPED)
69
Radio control features
69
MOON ROOF (IF EQUIPPED)
71
MESSAGE CENTER (IF EQUIPPED)
72
Selectable features
73
Reset
73
Info menu
73
Odometer/Trip odometer
73
Distance to empty (DTE)
73
Average fuel economy (AFE)
73
Instantaneous fuel economy
74
Setup menu
74
Reset to English (if in another language)
75
System check
75
Oil life
76
Units (English/Metric)
76
Autolamp sec
76
Autolock
77
Autounlock
77
Language
77
Compass zone/Compass calibration
77
System warnings
77
LIFTGATE
80
CARGO AREA FEATURES
80
Cargo shade (if equipped)
80
Cargo management system (if equipped)
81
Passenger side cargo compartment
82
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:
83
To reinstall the cross-bar assembly (if equipped) to the roof rack side rails:
84
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 keypad procedure
88
Message center procedure
89
Autounlock
89
Deactivating/activating autounlock
89
Power door lock switch autounlock enable/disable procedure
89
Keyless entry keypad 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
92
Locking the doors
93
Opening the liftgate glass (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
94
Perimeter lamps illuminated entry
95
Deactivating/activating perimeter lamps illuminated entry
95
Illuminated exit
96
SECURICODE™ KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
96
Programming your own personal entry code
97
Erasing personal code
97
Anti-scan feature
97
Unlocking and locking the doors and liftgate using keyless entry
98
SECURILOCK PASSIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM
98
Anti-theft indicator
99
Automatic arming
99
Automatic disarming
99
Replacement Integrated Keyhead Transmitters (IKT) and coded keys
100
Programming spare keys
100
Seating and Safety Restraints
102
FRONT SEATS
102
Adjustable head restraints
102
Adjusting the front manual seat (if equipped)
105
Adjusting the front power seat (if equipped)
105
Heated seats (if equipped)
107
REAR SEATS
108
Head restraints
108
Folding down rear seats
108
Returning the rear seats to upright position
111
To remove the rear cushion
112
To install the rear cushion
112
SAFETY RESTRAINTS
113
Personal Safety System
113
How does the Personal Safety System work?
113
Driver and passenger dual-stage airbag supplemental restraints
114
Front crash severity sensor
114
Driver’s seat position sensor
114
Front passenger sensing system
114
Front safety belt usage sensors
115
Front safety belt pretensioners
115
Safety belt energy management retractors
115
Determining if the Personal Safety System is operational
116
Safety restraints precautions
116
Combination lap and shoulder belts
118
Energy Management Feature
118
Vehicle sensitive mode
118
Automatic locking mode
119
When to use the automatic locking mode
119
How to use the automatic locking mode
119
How to disengage the automatic locking mode
120
Safety belt height adjustment
120
Safety belt pretensioner
120
Safety belt extension assembly
121
Safety belt warning light and indicator chime
121
Conditions of operation
122
Belt-Minder
122
One-time disable
125
Deactivating/activating the Belt-Minder feature
125
AIRBAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS)
127
Important SRS precautions
127
Children and airbags
129
How does the airbag supplemental restraint system work?
129
Front passenger sensing system
131
Determining if the system is operational
135
Seat-mounted side airbag system
136
How does the side airbag system work?
137
Determining if the system is operational
138
Safety Canopy system
139
How does the Safety Canopy system work?
140
Determining if the system is operational
141
SOS Post-Crash Alert System™
142
Disposal of airbags and airbag equipped vehicles (including pretensioners)
142
SAFETY RESTRAINTS FOR CHILDREN
142
Important child restraint precautions
142
Recommendations for attaching child safety restraints for children
144
Transporting children
145
SAFETY SEATS FOR CHILDREN
146
Infant and/or toddler seats
146
Installing child safety seats with combination lap and shoulder belts
146
Attaching child safety seats with LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) attachments
150
Use of inboard lower anchors from the outboard seating positions (center seating use)
152
Combining safety belt and LATCH lower anchors for attaching child safety seats
152
Attaching child safety seats with tether straps
153
Child booster seats
155
When children should use booster seats
156
Types of booster seats
157
The importance of shoulder belts
158
Child restraint and safety belt maintenance
159
Tires, Wheels and Loading
160
NOTICE TO UTILITY VEHICLE AND TRUCK OWNERS
160
VEHICLE CHARACTERISTICS
160
4WD and AWD Systems (if equipped)
160
How your vehicle differs from other vehicles
161
INFORMATION ABOUT UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADING
162
Treadwear
163
Traction AA A B C
163
Temperature A B C
163
TIRES
164
Glossary of tire terminology
164
INFLATING YOUR TIRES
165
TIRE CARE
167
Inspecting your tires
167
Tire wear
167
Damage
167
U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number (TIN)
168
Tire replacement requirements
168
Safety practices
170
Highway hazards
170
Tire and wheel alignment
171
Tire rotation
171
INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE TIRE SIDEWALL
172
Information on “P” type tires
173
Additional information contained on the tire sidewall for “LT” type tires
176
Information on “T” type tires
177
Location of the tire label
177
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)
178
Understanding your Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
179
When your temporary spare tire is installed
179
When you believe your system is not operating properly
180
When inflating your tires
181
How temperature affects your tire pressure
181
SNOW TIRES AND CABLES
182
VEHICLE LOADING – WITH AND WITHOUT A TRAILER
183
Special loading instructions for owners of pickup trucks and utility-type vehicles
189
TRAILER TOWING
189
Preparing to tow
191
Hitches
192
Safety chains
192
Trailer brakes
192
Trailer lamps
192
Driving while you tow
192
Servicing after towing
193
Trailer towing tips
193
Launching or retrieving a boat
193
RECREATIONAL TOWING
194
Driving
196
STARTING
196
Positions of the ignition
196
Preparing to start your vehicle
196
Important safety precautions
197
Starting the engine
199
Guarding against exhaust fumes
199
Important ventilating information
199
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER (IF EQUIPPED)
200
BRAKES
201
Four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
202
Using ABS
202
ABS warning lamp
202
Parking brake
203
ADVANCETRAC WITH ROLL STABILITY CONTROL™ (RSC) STABILITY ENHANCEMENT SYSTEM
204
STEERING
210
PREPARING TO DRIVE
210
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION OPERATION (IF EQUIPPED)
211
Brake-shift interlock
211
Automatic Transmission Adaptive Learning
212
Understanding the gearshift positions of the 6–speed automatic transmission
213
If your vehicle gets stuck in mud or snow
215
MANUAL TRANSMISSION OPERATION (IF EQUIPPED)
215
Using the clutch
215
Recommended shift speeds
216
Reverse
216
Parking your vehicle
216
REVERSE SENSING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
217
FOUR WHEEL DRIVE (4WD) SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
219
Driving off-road with truck and utility vehicles
219
How your vehicle differs from other vehicles
219
Basic operating principles
219
If your vehicle goes off the edge of the pavement
220
If your vehicle gets stuck
220
Emergency maneuvers
221
Sand
221
Mud and water
222
Driving on hilly or sloping terrain
223
Driving on snow and ice
224
Maintenance and Modifications
224
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
225
Roadside Emergencies
226
ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
226
Getting roadside assistance
226
Using roadside assistance
227
HAZARD FLASHER CONTROL
227
FUEL PUMP SHUT-OFF SWITCH
228
FUSES AND RELAYS
228
Fuses
228
Standard fuse amperage rating and color
229
Passenger compartment fuse panel
229
Power distribution box
232
CHANGING A FLAT TIRE
235
Dissimilar spare tire/wheel information
236
Stopping and securing the vehicle
238
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
245
Stowing the flat/spare tire
245
WHEEL LUG NUT TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
246
RUNNING OUT OF FUEL
247
JUMP STARTING
247
Preparing your vehicle
248
Connecting the jumper cables
248
Jump starting
250
Removing the jumper cables
251
WRECKER TOWING
253
Emergency towing
254
Customer Assistance
255
GETTING THE SERVICES YOU NEED
255
Away from home
255
Additional assistance
256
IN CALIFORNIA (U.S. ONLY)
257
THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU (BBB) AUTO LINE PROGRAM (U.S. ONLY)
258
UTILIZING THE MEDIATION/ARBITRATION PROGRAM (CANADA ONLY)
259
FORD EXTENDED SERVICE PLAN
259
GETTING ASSISTANCE OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND CANADA
260
ORDERING ADDITIONAL OWNER’S LITERATURE
261
Obtaining a French Owner’s Guide
261
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (U.S. ONLY)
261
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (CANADA ONLY)
262
Cleaning
263
WASHING THE EXTERIOR
263
WAXING
264
PAINT CHIPS
264
ALUMINUM WHEELS AND WHEEL COVERS
264
ENGINE
265
2.5L I4
265
3.0L V6 DURATEC ENGINE
266
PLASTIC (NON-PAINTED) EXTERIOR PARTS
266
WINDOWS AND WIPER BLADES
266
INSTRUMENT PANEL/INTERIOR TRIM AND CLUSTER LENS
267
INTERIOR
268
LEATHER SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
269
UNDERBODY
269
FORD AND LINCOLN MERCURY CAR CARE PRODUCTS
269
Maintenance and Specifications
271
SERVICE RECOMMENDATIONS
271
PRECAUTIONS WHEN SERVICING YOUR VEHICLE
271
Working with the engine off
271
Working with the engine on
272
OPENING THE HOOD
272
IDENTIFYING COMPONENTS IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT
273
2.5L I4 engine
273
3.0L V6 Duratec engine
274
WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID
275
Checking and adding washer fluid for the liftgate
275
CHANGING THE WIPER BLADES
276
Changing rear window wiper blade
277
ENGINE OIL
277
Checking the engine oil
277
Adding engine oil
279
Engine oil and filter recommendations
280
Use SAE 5W-20 engine oil
280
BATTERY
281
ENGINE COOLANT
283
Checking engine coolant
283
Adding engine coolant
284
Recycled engine coolant
286
Coolant refill capacity
286
Severe climates
286
What you should know about fail-safe cooling (2.5L I4 engine only)
287
How fail-safe cooling works
287
When fail-safe mode is activated
288
FUEL FILTER
288
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT AUTOMOTIVE FUELS
288
Important safety precautions
288
Refueling
290
Easy Fuel™ “no cap” fuel system
291
Choosing the right fuel
292
Octane recommendations
292
Fuel quality
293
Cleaner air
293
Running out of fuel
293
Refilling with a portable fuel container
294
ESSENTIALS OF GOOD FUEL ECONOMY
295
Measuring techniques
295
Filling the tank
295
Calculating fuel economy
296
Driving style — good driving and fuel economy habits
296
Habits
296
Maintenance
297
Conditions
297
EPA fuel economy estimates
298
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
298
On board diagnostics (OBD-II)
299
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) testing
300
BRAKE/CLUTCH FLUID
301
TRANSMISSION FLUID
301
Checking automatic transmission fluid (if equipped)
301
Low fluid level
302
Correct fluid level
302
High fluid level
302
Adjusting automatic transmission fluid levels
302
Checking and adding manual transmission fluid (if equipped)
303
AIR FILTER
303
MOTORCRAFT PART NUMBERS
305
MAINTENANCE PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS AND CAPACITIES
306
ENGINE DATA
309
Engine drivebelt routing
309
IDENTIFYING YOUR VEHICLE
310
Safety Compliance Certification Label
310
Vehicle identification number (VIN)
310
TRANSMISSION CODE DESIGNATIONS
311
Accessories
312
GENUINE FORD ACCESSORIES FOR YOUR VEHICLE
312
Exterior style
312
Interior style
312
Lifestyle
313
Peace of mind
313
Index
314

FAQ about the 2009 Ford Escape Manual

What contains the 2009 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 2009 owner's manual:

  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Ford Escape owners can do

Where to download the 2009 Ford Escape Owners Manual?

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The Ford Escape (2009) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2009 is available in English.

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