2010 Ford Escape Owner's Manual

2010 Ford Escape owners manual
Year:
2010
Make:
Ford
Model:
Escape
Rating:
(9)

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Size:
2.42 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
Notice to owners of pickup trucks and utility type vehicles
6
Using your vehicle with a snowplow
6
Using your vehicle as an ambulance
7
DATA RECORDING
7
Service Data Recording
7
Event Data Recording
7
CELL PHONE USE
8
EXPORT UNIQUE (NON–UNITED STATES/CANADA) VEHICLE SPECIFIC INFORMATION
9
Instrument Cluster
12
WARNING LIGHTS AND CHIMES
12
GAUGES
17
MESSAGE CENTER (IF EQUIPPED)
19
Info
20
System check and vehicle feature customization
21
System warnings
23
Entertainment Systems
28
AUDIO SYSTEMS
28
AM/FM/single CD/MP3 satellite compatible sound system
28
Setting the clock
28
AM/FM Radio
29
RDS Radio
30
CD/MP3 Player
30
Satellite Radio (if equipped)
32
Sound Adjustments
35
Extra Features
36
Auxiliary input jack (Line in)
36
USB port (if equipped)
38
GENERAL AUDIO INFORMATION
39
Satellite radio information (if equipped)
42
NAVIGATION SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
45
SYNC (IF EQUIPPED)
45
Climate Controls
46
MANUAL HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
46
Operating tips
48
DUAL AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
49
Operating tips
51
REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER
52
Lights
53
HEADLAMP CONTROL
53
Autolamp control (if equipped)
53
Autolamp delay system (if equipped)
53
Fog lamp control (if equipped)
54
High beams
54
Flash-to-pass
55
Daytime running lamps (DRL) (if equipped)
55
PANEL DIMMER CONTROL
55
AIMING THE HEADLAMPS
56
Vertical aim adjustment
56
TURN SIGNAL CONTROL
57
INTERIOR LAMPS
57
Dome lamps and map lamps
57
Cargo and dome lamp
58
Ambient lighting (if equipped)
59
BULB REPLACEMENT
59
Lamp assembly condensation
59
Using the right bulbs
60
Replacing interior bulbs
60
Replacing exterior bulbs
60
Replacing headlamp bulbs
61
Replacing front parking lamp/turn signal bulbs
61
Replacing front sidemarker bulbs
62
Replacing tail/stop/turn/backup lamp bulbs
62
Replacing high-mount brake lamp bulbs
63
Replacing license plate lamp bulbs
64
Replacing fog lamp bulbs (if equipped)
64
Driver Controls
65
MULTI-FUNCTION LEVER
65
Windshield wiper rainlamp feature (if equipped with Autolamp)
65
Rear window wiper/washer controls
66
TILT STEERING WHEEL
66
ILLUMINATED VISOR MIRROR (IF EQUIPPED)
67
OVERHEAD CONSOLE (IF EQUIPPED)
67
Storage compartment (if equipped)
67
ELECTRONIC COMPASS (IF EQUIPPED)
67
Compass zone adjustment
68
Compass calibration adjustment
69
CENTER CONSOLE
69
AUXILIARY POWER POINT (12VDC)
70
POWER WINDOWS (IF EQUIPPED)
71
One-touch down (AUTO)
72
Window lock
72
Accessory delay
72
INTERIOR MIRROR
72
Automatic dimming interior rear view mirror (if equipped)
72
EXTERIOR MIRRORS
73
Power side view mirrors
73
Fold-away mirrors
74
Heated outside mirrors (if equipped)
74
SPEED CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
74
Setting speed control
75
Disengaging speed control
75
Resuming a set speed
76
Increasing speed while using speed control
76
Reducing speed while using speed control
76
Turning off speed control
77
STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS (IF EQUIPPED)
77
Radio control features
77
MOON ROOF (IF EQUIPPED)
79
UNIVERSAL GARAGE DOOR OPENER (IF EQUIPPED)
80
Car2U Home Automation System (if equipped)
81
Types of garage door openers (rolling code and fixed code)
81
Rolling code programming
82
Fixed code programming
84
Erasing the Car2U Home Automation System buttons
85
FCC and RSS-210 Industry Canada Compliance
86
LIFTGATE
86
CARGO AREA FEATURES
87
Cargo shade (if equipped)
87
Cargo management system (if equipped)
88
Passenger side cargo compartment
88
ROOF RACK SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
89
89
To adjust the cross-bar (if equipped) position:
89
To remove the cross-bar assembly (if equipped) from the roof rack side rails:
90
To reinstall the cross-bar assembly (if equipped) to the roof rack side rails:
91
Locks and Security
92
KEYS
92
MYKEY™ (IF EQUIPPED)
92
POWER DOOR LOCKS
97
Door key unlocking/locking
97
Unlocking the doors
97
Locking the doors
97
Autolock
98
Deactivating/activating autolock
98
Power door unlock/lock procedure
98
Keyless entry keypad procedure
99
Message center procedure (if equipped)
99
Autounlock
99
Deactivating/activating autounlock
100
Power door lock switch autounlock enable/disable procedure
100
Keyless entry keypad autounlock enable/disable procedure
100
Message center procedure (if equipped)
101
Smart unlocking feature
101
CHILDPROOF DOOR LOCKS
101
REMOTE ENTRY SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
101
Two step door unlocking
102
One step door unlocking
103
Switching from two step to one step door unlocking
103
Locking the doors
103
Opening the liftgate glass (if equipped)
103
Car finder
103
Sounding a panic alarm
103
Replacing the battery
104
Replacing lost Integrated Keyhead Transmitters (IKTs)
104
How to reprogram your Integrated Keyhead Transmitters (IKTs)
104
Illuminated entry
104
Illuminated exit
105
SECURICODE™ KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
105
Programming your own personal entry code
105
Erasing personal code
106
Anti-scan feature
106
Unlocking and locking the doors and liftgate using keyless entry
107
SECURILOCK PASSIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM
107
Anti-theft indicator
108
Automatic arming
108
Automatic disarming
108
Replacement Integrated Keyhead Transmitters (IKT) and coded keys
108
Programming spare keys
109
Seating and Safety Restraints
111
FRONT SEATS
111
Adjustable head restraints
111
Adjusting the front manual seat (if equipped)
114
Adjusting the front power seat (if equipped)
114
Heated seats (if equipped)
116
REAR SEATS
116
Second row adjustable head restraints
116
Folding down second row seats
119
Returning the second row seats to upright position
121
To remove the second row cushion
122
To install the second row cushion
123
SAFETY RESTRAINTS
123
Personal Safety System™
123
How does the Personal Safety System™ work?
123
Driver and passenger dual-stage airbag supplemental restraints
124
Front crash severity sensor
124
Driver’s seat position sensor
124
Front passenger sensing system
124
Front safety belt usage sensors
125
Front safety belt pretensioners
125
Safety belt energy management retractors
126
Determining if the Personal Safety System™ is operational
126
Safety restraints precautions
126
Combination lap and shoulder belts
128
Energy Management Feature
128
Vehicle sensitive mode
128
Automatic locking mode
129
When to use the automatic locking mode
129
How to use the automatic locking mode
129
How to disengage the automatic locking mode
130
Safety belt height adjustment
130
Safety belt pretensioner
130
Safety belt extension assembly
131
Safety belt warning light and indicator chime
131
Conditions of operation
132
Belt-Minder
132
Deactivating/activating the Belt-Minder feature
135
AIRBAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS)
136
Important SRS precautions
136
Children and airbags
138
How does the airbag supplemental restraint system work?
138
Front passenger sensing system
140
Determining if the system is operational
144
Seat-mounted side airbag system
145
How does the side airbag system work?
146
Determining if the system is operational
147
Safety Canopy System
148
How does the Safety Canopy System work?
149
Determining if the system is operational
150
SOS Post-Crash Alert System™
151
Disposal of airbags and airbag equipped vehicles (including pretensioners)
151
SAFETY RESTRAINTS FOR CHILDREN
151
Important child restraint precautions
152
Recommendations for attaching child safety restraints for children
154
Transporting children
155
SAFETY SEATS FOR CHILDREN
156
Infant and/or toddler seats
156
Installing child safety seats with combination lap and shoulder belts
157
Attaching child safety seats with LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) attachments
160
Use of inboard lower anchors from the outboard seating positions (center seating use)
162
Combining safety belt and LATCH lower anchors for attaching child safety seats
163
Attaching child safety seats with tether straps
163
Child booster seats
164
When children should use booster seats
165
Types of booster seats
166
The importance of shoulder belts
167
Child restraint and safety belt maintenance
168
Tires, Wheels and Loading
169
NOTICE TO UTILITY VEHICLE AND TRUCK OWNERS
169
VEHICLE CHARACTERISTICS
169
4WD and AWD Systems (if equipped)
169
How your vehicle differs from other vehicles
170
INFORMATION ABOUT UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADING
171
Treadwear
171
Traction AA A B C
172
Temperature A B C
172
TIRES
172
Glossary of tire terminology
172
INFLATING YOUR TIRES
173
TIRE CARE
175
Inspecting your tires and wheel valve stems
175
Tire wear
176
Damage
176
U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number (TIN)
177
Tire replacement requirements
177
Safety practices
178
Highway hazards
179
Tire and wheel alignment
179
Tire rotation
180
INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE TIRE SIDEWALL
181
Information on “P” type tires
182
Additional information contained on the tire sidewall for “LT” type tires
185
Information on “T” type tires
186
Location of the tire label
186
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)
187
Understanding your Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
188
When your temporary spare tire is installed
188
When you believe your system is not operating properly
189
When inflating your tires
190
How temperature affects your tire pressure
190
SNOW TIRES AND CABLES
191
VEHICLE LOADING – WITH AND WITHOUT A TRAILER
192
Special loading instructions for owners of pickup trucks and utility-type vehicles
199
TRAILER TOWING
200
Preparing to tow
202
Hitches
202
Safety chains
203
Trailer brakes
203
Trailer lamps
203
Driving while you tow
203
Servicing after towing
204
Trailer towing tips
204
Launching or retrieving a boat
204
RECREATIONAL TOWING
205
Driving
207
STARTING
207
Positions of the ignition
207
Preparing to start your vehicle
207
Important safety precautions
208
Starting the engine
210
Cold weather starting (flexible fuel vehicles only)
210
If the engine fails to start using the preceding instructions (flexible fuel vehicles only)
211
Guarding against exhaust fumes
211
Important ventilating information
211
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER (IF EQUIPPED)
211
BRAKES
213
Four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
213
Using ABS
214
ABS warning lamp
214
Parking brake
214
ADVANCETRAC WITH ROLL STABILITY CONTROL™ (RSC) STABILITY ENHANCEMENT SYSTEM
216
STEERING
221
PREPARING TO DRIVE
222
BRAKE-SHIFT INTERLOCK
222
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION OPERATION (IF EQUIPPED)
223
Automatic Transmission Adaptive Learning
223
Understanding the gearshift positions of the 6–speed automatic transmission
224
If your vehicle gets stuck in mud or snow
226
MANUAL TRANSMISSION OPERATION (IF EQUIPPED)
226
Using the clutch
226
Recommended shift speeds
227
Reverse
227
Parking your vehicle
228
REVERSE SENSING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
228
REARVIEW CAMERA SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
230
ACTIVE PARK ASSIST (APA) (IF EQUIPPED)
232
BLIND SPOT MIRRORS
237
FOUR WHEEL DRIVE (4WD) SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
238
Driving off-road with truck and utility vehicles
238
How your vehicle differs from other vehicles
238
Basic operating principles
238
If your vehicle goes off the edge of the pavement
239
If your vehicle gets stuck
239
Emergency maneuvers
240
Sand
240
Mud and water
241
Driving on hilly or sloping terrain
242
Driving on snow and ice
243
Maintenance and Modifications
244
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
244
Roadside Emergencies
245
ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
245
Getting roadside assistance
245
Using roadside assistance
246
HAZARD FLASHER CONTROL
246
FUEL PUMP SHUT-OFF SWITCH
247
FUSES AND RELAYS
247
Fuses
247
Standard fuse amperage rating and color
248
Passenger compartment fuse panel
248
Power distribution box
251
CHANGING A FLAT TIRE
254
Dissimilar spare tire/wheel information
255
Stopping and securing the vehicle
257
Removing the jack and tools
257
Removing the spare tire or spare tire and tether (if equipped)
258
Tire change procedure
259
Stowing the jack and tools
264
Stowing the flat/spare tire
264
WHEEL LUG NUT TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
265
RUNNING OUT OF FUEL
266
JUMP STARTING
266
Preparing your vehicle
267
Connecting the jumper cables
267
Jump starting
269
Removing the jumper cables
270
WRECKER TOWING
272
Emergency towing
273
Customer Assistance
274
GETTING THE SERVICES YOU NEED
274
Away from home
274
Additional assistance
275
IN CALIFORNIA (U.S. ONLY)
276
THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU (BBB) AUTO LINE PROGRAM (U.S. ONLY)
276
UTILIZING THE MEDIATION/ARBITRATION PROGRAM (CANADA ONLY)
277
GETTING ASSISTANCE OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND CANADA
278
ORDERING ADDITIONAL OWNER’S LITERATURE
279
Obtaining a French Owner’s Guide
279
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (U.S. ONLY)
280
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (CANADA ONLY)
280
Cleaning
281
WASHING THE EXTERIOR
281
WAXING
282
PAINT CHIPS
282
ALUMINUM WHEELS AND WHEEL COVERS
282
ENGINE
283
2.5L I4 ENGINE
283
3.0L V6 ENGINE
284
PLASTIC (NON-PAINTED) EXTERIOR PARTS
284
WINDOWS AND WIPER BLADES
284
INSTRUMENT PANEL/INTERIOR TRIM AND CLUSTER LENS
285
INTERIOR
286
LEATHER SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
287
UNDERBODY
287
FORD AND LINCOLN MERCURY CAR CARE PRODUCTS
287
Maintenance and Specifications
289
SERVICE RECOMMENDATIONS
289
PRECAUTIONS WHEN SERVICING YOUR VEHICLE
289
Working with the engine off
289
Working with the engine on
290
OPENING THE HOOD
290
IDENTIFYING COMPONENTS IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT
291
2.5L I4 engine
291
3.0L V6 engine
292
WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID
293
Checking and adding washer fluid for the liftgate
293
CHANGING THE WIPER BLADES
294
Changing rear window wiper blade
294
ENGINE OIL
295
Checking the engine oil
295
Adding engine oil
297
Engine oil and filter recommendations
298
Use SAE 5W-20 engine oil
298
BATTERY
299
ENGINE COOLANT
301
Checking engine coolant
301
Adding engine coolant
302
Recycled engine coolant
304
Coolant refill capacity
304
Severe climates
304
What you should know about fail-safe cooling
305
How fail-safe cooling works
305
When fail-safe mode is activated
305
FUEL FILTER
306
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT AUTOMOTIVE FUELS
306
Important safety precautions
306
Refueling
309
Easy Fuel™ “no cap” fuel system
309
Flex Fuel Vehicle (FFV) fuel fill inlet
310
Choosing the right fuel
311
Octane recommendations
311
FFV engine (if equipped)
311
Fuel quality
312
Cleaner air
312
Running out of fuel
312
Refilling with a portable fuel container
313
ESSENTIALS OF GOOD FUEL ECONOMY
314
Measuring techniques
314
Filling the tank
314
Calculating fuel economy
315
Driving style — good driving and fuel economy habits
315
Habits
316
Maintenance
316
Conditions
316
EPA fuel economy estimates
317
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
317
On board diagnostics (OBD-II)
318
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) testing
319
BRAKE/CLUTCH FLUID
320
TRANSMISSION FLUID
320
Checking automatic transmission fluid (if equipped)
320
Low fluid level
321
Correct fluid level
321
High fluid level
322
Adjusting automatic transmission fluid levels
322
Checking transmission fluid level for recreational flat tow operation
323
Checking and adding manual transmission fluid (if equipped)
324
AIR FILTER
324
MOTORCRAFT PART NUMBERS
326
MAINTENANCE PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS AND CAPACITIES
327
ENGINE DATA
330
Engine drivebelt routing
330
IDENTIFYING YOUR VEHICLE
331
Safety Compliance Certification Label
331
Vehicle identification number (VIN)
331
TRANSMISSION CODE DESIGNATIONS
332
Accessories
333
GENUINE FORD ACCESSORIES FOR YOUR VEHICLE
333
Exterior style
333
Interior style
333
Lifestyle
333
Peace of mind
334
Ford Extended Service Plan
335
FORD ESP EXTENDED SERVICE PLANS
335
Index
338

FAQ about the 2010 Ford Escape Manual

What contains the 2010 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 2010 owner's manual:

  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Maintenance for your Ford Escape, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support

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