Air bags can kill or injure a child in a child seat. Pull the seat release lever located on top of the seatback while lifting the seatback into the upright position. When the control is in the middle position, the lamp will only come on when a door is opened. The safety belt pretensioners are designed to activate during certain frontal or near-frontal collisions with sufficient longitudinal deceleration. Use of synthetic or synthetic blend motor oil is not mandatory. Do not tow with a slingbelt. To install the rear cushion 1.
The vehicle has run out of fuel. Ensure both feet are locked and secured into place. Many lights will illuminate when you start your vehicle to make sure the bulb works. Tighten the thumbwheel at both ends of the cross-bar. Rotate seatback down into load floor position. Using the right bulbs Replacement bulbs are specified in the chart below. Turn the engine off and wait a few minutes for the oil to drain into the oil pan.
Lift the inner rack pivoting at the hinges. BeltMinder The BeltMinder feature is a supplemental warning to the safety belt warning function. Accident statistics suggest that children are safer when properly restrained in the rear seating positions than in the front seating position. Always drive and ride with your seatback upright and the lap belt snug and low across the hips. Power steering fluid reservoir 2.
Press the retainer spring forward and spread the spring releasing it from bulb hooks and rotate it away from the bulb. Refer to the scheduled maintenance guide for the service interval schedules. To lessen the risk of personal injury, do not put any part of your body under the vehicle while changing a tire. All of Chilton's online content for the 2003 Ford Escape is updated monthly, so you'll have the most recent information on hand for any Do-It-Yourself project. Note: Large metallic objects, electronic devices that are used to purchase gasoline or similar items, or a second coded key on the same key chain may cause vehicle starting issues. If the engine idle speed does not slow down automatically, have the vehicle checked.
The design and development of the Safety Canopy system included recommended testing procedures that were developed by a group of automotive safety experts known as the Side Airbag Technical Working Group. Press rear to raise or lower the rear portion of the seat cushion. The jack is only meant for changing the tire. If a replacement oil filter is used that does not meet Ford material and design specifications, start-up engine noises or knock may be experienced. Lift the battery with a battery carrier or with your hands on opposite corners. Please take the time to get well acquainted with your vehicle by reading this handbook. These products are available from your dealer.
Insert a tool or a screwdriver into the right-hand side of the brake-shift interlock access cover and remove the cover. Apply the brake and shift into the neutral position. The arrow in the above graphic points toward the front of the vehicle. To adjust the cross-bar assembly on the inner rack: 1. Press to automatically move the seat to the desired memory position the seat position corresponds to the transmitter being used. Failure to activate your headlamps under these conditions may result in a collision. Without turning, carefully pull bulb out of headlamp assembly.
Do not rock the vehicle if the engine is not at normal operating temperature or damage to the transmission may occur. Pull seatback up and into upright position making sure seatback locks into place. They may seriously hurt themselves. Some oil must be removed from the engine by a service technician. If you lose your dealer supplied keys, replacement keys are available through your authorized dealer. Refer to Motorcraft Part Numbers.
Consult your dealer for information on other Ford approved methods of traction control. Pry up the two retainer pins until they stop to release the headlamps assembly from the vehicle, then pull headlamp forward. Install the bulb socket in lamp assembly turning it clockwise, 5. Refer to Lubricant specifications in the Capacities and specifications chapter. This operation is considered normal and will not affect function or durability of the transmission.
To remove a fuse use the fuse puller tool provided on the fuse panel box. Do not drive in reverse over a hill without the aid of an observer. Do not pivot the inner rack downward until it has been completely extended. To reset, tap on the trip reset button to toggle the display between the trip and the odometer. Lift the battery with a battery carrier or with your hands on opposite corners.
Rotate the bulb socket counterclockwise and remove it from the lamp assembly. Press lightly on the accelerator in each gear. Insert the indicator fully, then remove it again. Since sudden changes in terrain can result in abrupt steering wheel motion, make sure you grip the steering wheel from the outside. If you need to arrange roadside assistance for yourself, Ford Motor Company will reimburse a reasonable amount. Have your tow truck operator refer to this manual for. Do not turn the steering wheel too sharply while returning to the road surface.