2020 Ford Escape Owner's Manual

2020 Ford Escape owners manual
Year:
2020
Make:
Ford
Model:
Escape
Rating:
(3)

Online manual

Size:
7.68 MB

Table of Contents

Table of contents
4
Copyright ©
2
Introduction
12
About This Manual
12
Symbols Glossary
12
Data Recording
14
Perchlorate
18
Ford Credit
18
Replacement Parts Recommendation
19
Special Notices
19
Mobile Communications Equipment
20
Export Unique Options
21
Environment
22
Protecting the Environment
22
At a Glance
23
Instrument Panel
23
Child Safety
25
General Information
25
Installing Child Restraints
27
Booster Seats
32
Child Restraint Positioning
34
Child Safety Locks
36
Seatbelts
38
Principle of Operation
38
Fastening the Seatbelts
39
Seatbelt Height Adjustment
41
Seatbelt Warning Lamp and Indicator Chime
42
Seatbelt Reminder
42
Child Restraint and Seatbelt Maintenance
44
Seatbelt Extensions
44
Personal Safety System™
46
Personal Safety System™
46
Supplementary Restraints System
47
Principle of Operation
47
Driver and Passenger Airbags
48
Front Passenger Sensing System
49
Side Airbags
51
Driver Knee Airbag
52
Safety Canopy™
53
Crash Sensors and Airbag Indicator
54
Airbag Disposal
55
Pedestrian Protection
56
Pedestrian Alert System
56
Keys and Remote Controls
57
General Information on Radio Frequencies
57
Remote Control
57
Replacing a Lost Key or Remote Control
63
MyKey™
64
Principle of Operation
64
Creating a MyKey
65
Clearing All MyKeys
66
Checking MyKey System Status
66
Using MyKey With Remote Start Systems
67
MyKey – Troubleshooting
67
Doors and Locks
69
Locking and Unlocking
69
Keyless Entry
72
Liftgate
74
Manual Liftgate
74
Power Liftgate
75
Security
79
Passive Anti-Theft System
79
Anti-Theft Alarm
81
Steering Wheel
82
Adjusting the Steering Wheel
82
Audio Control
82
Voice Control
83
Cruise Control - Vehicles With: Adaptive Cruise Control With Stop and Go
83
Cruise Control - Vehicles With: Cruise Control
83
Cruise Control - Vehicles With: Adaptive Cruise Control With Lane Centering
84
Information Display Control - Vehicles Without: Head Up Display (HUD)
84
Information Display Control - Vehicles With: Head Up Display (HUD)
84
Heated Steering Wheel
84
Horn
85
Wipers and Washers
86
Windshield Wipers
86
Autowipers
86
Windshield Washers
87
Rear Window Wiper and Washers
88
Lighting
89
General Information
89
Lighting Control
89
Autolamps
90
Instrument Lighting Dimmer
90
Headlamp Exit Delay
90
Daytime Running Lamps - Vehicles With: Configurable Daytime Running Lamps
91
Daytime Running Lamps - Vehicles With: Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
91
Front Fog Lamps
91
Direction Indicators
92
Interior Lamps
92
Ambient Lighting
93
Automatic High Beam Control
94
What Is Automatic High Beam Control
94
Switching Automatic High Beam Control On and Off
94
Automatic High Beam Control Indicators
94
Overriding Automatic High Beam Control
95
Windows and Mirrors
96
Power Windows
96
Exterior Mirrors
97
Interior Mirror
98
Sun Visors
99
Moonroof
99
Instrument Cluster
101
Gauges - Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV), Vehicles With: 6.5 Inch Instrument Cluster Display Screen
101
Gauges - Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV), Vehicles With: 12.3 Inch Instrument Cluster Display Screen
103
Gauges - Vehicles With: 4.2 Inch Instrument Cluster Display Screen
106
Gauges - Vehicles With: 12.3 Inch Instrument Cluster Display Screen
107
Warning Lamps and Indicators
109
Audible Warnings and Indicators
113
Information Displays
114
General Information
114
Personalized Settings
119
Information Messages
121
Head Up Display
137
Climate Control
140
Manual Climate Control
140
Automatic Climate Control - Vehicles With: Dual Automatic Temperature Control (DATC)
141
Automatic Climate Control - Vehicles With: Electronic Automatic Temperature Control (EATC)
144
Hints on Controlling the Interior Climate - Vehicles With: Automatic Temperature Control
147
Hints on Controlling the Interior Climate - Vehicles With: Manual Temperature Control
148
Heated Windshield
149
Heated Rear Window
149
Heated Exterior Mirrors
149
Cabin Air Filter
149
Remote Start
150
Seats
151
Sitting in the Correct Position
151
Head Restraints
151
Manual Seats
154
Power Seats
155
Memory Function
156
Rear Seats
157
Heated Seats
158
Garage Door Opener
160
Universal Garage Door Opener
160
Auxiliary Power Points
164
Auxiliary Power Points
164
Wireless Accessory Charging
165
Storage Compartments
167
Rear Seat Armrest
167
Starting and Stopping the Engine
168
General Information
168
Ignition Switch
168
Keyless Starting
168
Starting a Gasoline Engine
169
Starting a Hybrid Electric Vehicle System
172
Engine Block Heater
174
Unique Driving Characteristics
176
Auto-Start-Stop
176
Hybrid Vehicle Operation
177
Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle Operation
179
Hybrid Vehicle Frequently Asked Questions
181
Fuel and Refueling
183
Safety Precautions
183
Fuel Quality
183
Fuel Filler Funnel Location
184
Running Out of Fuel
184
Refueling - Excluding: Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV)/​Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)
186
Refueling - Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV)/​Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)
188
Fuel Consumption
191
Engine Emission Control
193
Emission Law
193
Catalytic Converter
194
High Voltage Battery
197
General Information
197
Charging the High Voltage Battery
197
Transmission
205
Automatic Transmission - Excluding: Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV)/​Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)
205
Automatic Transmission - Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV)/​Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)
209
All-Wheel Drive
213
Using All-Wheel Drive
213
Brakes
218
General Information
218
Hints on Driving With Anti-Lock Brakes
218
Electric Parking Brake
219
Hill Start Assist
220
Auto Hold
221
Traction Control
224
Principle of Operation
224
Using Traction Control
224
Stability Control
225
Principle of Operation
225
Using Stability Control
226
Parking Aids
227
Principle of Operation
227
Rear Parking Aid
227
Front Parking Aid
229
Side Sensing System
231
Active Park Assist
232
Rear View Camera
235
Cruise Control
239
What Is Cruise Control
239
Switching Cruise Control On and Off
239
Setting the Cruise Control Speed
239
Canceling the Set Speed
240
Resuming the Set Speed
240
Cruise Control Indicators
240
Adaptive Cruise Control
241
What Is Adaptive Cruise Control With Stop and Go
241
What Is Adaptive Cruise Control With Lane Centering
241
Adaptive Cruise Control Precautions - Vehicles With: Adaptive Cruise Control With Lane Centering
241
Adaptive Cruise Control Precautions - Vehicles With: Adaptive Cruise Control With Stop and Go
241
Adaptive Cruise Control Limitations - Vehicles With: Adaptive Cruise Control With Lane Centering
242
Adaptive Cruise Control Limitations - Vehicles With: Adaptive Cruise Control With Stop and Go
243
Switching Adaptive Cruise Control On and Off
245
Setting the Adaptive Cruise Control Speed
245
Setting the Adaptive Cruise Control Gap
246
Canceling the Set Speed
247
Resuming the Set Speed
247
Overriding the Set Speed
247
Adaptive Cruise Control Indicators - Vehicles With: Adaptive Cruise Control With Lane Centering
248
Adaptive Cruise Control Indicators - Vehicles With: Adaptive Cruise Control With Stop and Go
248
Switching From Adaptive Cruise Control to Cruise Control
248
Switching Lane Centering On and Off
248
Adaptive Cruise Control – Troubleshooting
249
Driving Aids
252
Driver Alert
252
Lane Keeping System
253
Blind Spot Information System
257
Cross Traffic Alert
259
Steering
262
Pre-Collision Assist
263
Drive Mode Control
268
What Is Drive Mode Control
268
Selecting a Drive Mode
268
Drive Modes
268
Load Carrying
270
Rear Under Floor Storage
270
Luggage Covers
270
Roof Racks and Load Carriers
271
Load Limit
272
Towing
278
Towing a Trailer
278
Trailer Sway Control
279
Recommended Towing Weights
279
Essential Towing Checks
281
Towing the Vehicle on Four Wheels - 8-Speed Automatic Transmission – 8F24
283
Towing the Vehicle on Four Wheels - 8-Speed Automatic Transmission – 8F35
284
Towing the Vehicle on Four Wheels - Automatic Transmission – HF45
284
Driving Hints
286
Economical Driving
286
Breaking-In
286
Driving Through Water
287
Floor Mats
287
Roadside Emergencies
289
Roadside Assistance
289
Hazard Flashers
290
Fuel Shutoff
290
Jump Starting the Vehicle - Excluding: Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV)/​Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)
291
Jump Starting the Vehicle - Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV)/​Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)
293
Collision, Damage or Fire Event
296
Post-Crash Alert System
297
Transporting the Vehicle
298
Customer Assistance
299
Getting the Services You Need
299
In California (U.S. Only)
300
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) Auto Line Program (U.S. Only)
301
Utilizing the Mediation/Arbitration Program (Canada Only)
302
Getting Assistance Outside the U.S. and Canada
302
Ordering Additional Owner's Literature
304
Reporting Safety Defects (U.S. Only)
304
Reporting Safety Defects (Canada Only)
304
Fuses
306
Fuse Specification Chart
306
Changing a Fuse
312
Maintenance
314
General Information
314
Opening and Closing the Hood
314
Under Hood Overview - 1.5L EcoBoost™
316
Under Hood Overview - 2.0L EcoBoost™
317
Under Hood Overview - 2.5L, Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV)/​Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)
318
Engine Oil Dipstick
319
Engine Oil Check
319
Oil Change Indicator Reset
320
Changing the Engine Air Filter - Excluding: Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV)/​Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)
321
Changing the Engine Air Filter - 2.5L, Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV)/​Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)
322
Engine Coolant Check
323
Automatic Transmission Fluid Check
327
Brake Fluid Check
327
Power Steering Fluid Check
328
Changing the 12V Battery
328
Adjusting the Headlamps
330
Washer Fluid Check
332
Fuel Filter
332
Checking the Wiper Blades
332
Changing the Wiper Blades
332
Changing a Bulb
333
Vehicle Care
337
General Information
337
Cleaning Products
337
Cleaning the Exterior
337
Waxing
339
Cleaning the Engine
339
Cleaning the Windows and Wiper Blades
339
Cleaning the Interior
340
Cleaning the Instrument Panel and Instrument Cluster Lens
340
Cleaning Leather Seats
341
Repairing Minor Paint Damage
342
Cleaning the Wheels
342
Vehicle Storage
342
Body Styling Kits
344
Wheels and Tires
345
General Information
345
Tire Sealant and Inflator Kit
347
Tire Care
353
Using Summer Tires
366
Using Snow Chains
366
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
367
Changing a Road Wheel
371
Technical Specifications
377
Capacities and Specifications
378
Engine Specifications - 1.5L EcoBoost™
378
Engine Specifications - 2.0L EcoBoost™
378
Engine Specifications - 2.5L, Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV)/​Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)
379
Motorcraft Parts - 1.5L EcoBoost™
380
Motorcraft Parts - 2.0L EcoBoost™
381
Motorcraft Parts - 2.5L, Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV)/​Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)
382
Vehicle Identification Number
383
Vehicle Certification Label
384
Transmission Code Designation
384
Capacities and Specifications - 1.5L EcoBoost™
385
Capacities and Specifications - 2.0L EcoBoost™
391
Capacities and Specifications - 2.5L, Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV)/​Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)
398
Bulb Specification Chart
404
Connected Vehicle
406
Connected Vehicle Requirements
406
Connected Vehicle Limitations
406
Connecting the Vehicle to a Mobile Network
406
Connecting the Vehicle to a Wi-Fi Network
406
Connected Vehicle – Troubleshooting
407
Wi-Fi Hotspot
409
Creating a Wi-Fi Hotspot
409
Changing the Wi-Fi Hotspot Name or Password
409
Audio System
410
General Information
410
Audio Unit - Vehicles With: SYNC
410
Audio Unit - Vehicles With: SYNC 3
412
Digital Radio
414
Satellite Radio
416
USB Port
419
SYNC™
420
General Information
420
Using Voice Recognition
421
Using SYNC™ With Your Phone
423
SYNC™ Applications and Services
424
Using SYNC™ With Your Media Player
427
SYNC™ Troubleshooting
428
SYNC™ 3
437
General Information
437
Using Voice Recognition
439
Entertainment
446
Phone
455
Navigation
457
Electric Vehicle Information
462
Apps
468
Settings
470
SYNC™ 3 Troubleshooting
472
Accessories
485
Accessories
485
Ford Protect
486
Ford Protect
486
Scheduled Maintenance
488
General Maintenance Information
488
Normal Scheduled Maintenance
491
Special Operating Conditions Scheduled Maintenance
494
Scheduled Maintenance Record
496
Appendices
507
Electromagnetic Compatibility
507
End User License Agreement
510
Declaration of Conformity
535
Declaration of Conformity - Vehicles With: SYNC 3
535
Index
538

FAQ about the 2020 Ford Escape Manual

What contains the 2020 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 2020 owner's manual:

  • Maintenance for your Ford Escape, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Ford Escape owners can do
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage

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