The magazine may be stored in the glove compartment when not being used. The coolant pump for the hybrid system may fail resulting in the hybrid electronics overheating. The safety cap should always be in a closed position whenever the power point outlet is not in use. Ford put a lot of effort into making the gasoline engine on-off cycles as smooth and seamless as possible, but testers reported a discernible shudder in the vehicle when the engine went on or off. On the wall or screen you will observe a light pattern with a distinct horizontal edge of high intensity light towards the right. By comparison, two V-6 Escapes and a Tribute that passed through our hands previously have scored overall averages ranging from 17 to 21 mpg. Ford definitely hit a homerun with this one.
Department of Transportation-Tire quality grades: The U. Great for those that want to save money at the pump but don't want to sacrifice features, room, and styling couldn't see myself in a prius ;-. In fact, the Escape Hybrid provides approximately 80 percent better fuel economy in city driving than the conventional V-6 Escape. To release seatback, pull the seatback release lever on top of seat toward the front seat. Full hybrids achieve their greatest improvement in fuel economy during stop- and -go driving, when the electric motor is most efficient. Remove the jumper cable from the ground metal surface.
The speed rating denotes the speed at which a tire is designed to be driven for extended periods of time under a standard condition of load and inflation pressure. The vehicle is in a state similar to idle, except that power is being generated to recharge the high voltage battery. No display at all now. Dealer said that they can't get a code unless the light is flashing. In essence, this is the second L. The cover may cause injury in a sudden stop or accident if it is not securely installed. Under extreme usage conditions, the steering effort may increase.
Further, the dual-motor scenario is more efficient at capturing energy since one of the electric motors is connected directly to the wheels. Loaded vehicles may handle differently than unloaded vehicles. Ensure that the disc holder is evenly inserted and at the same level as the magazine A. Ford's number for this recall is 15S28. A separate gauge displays levels of charge and assist for the battery pack.
The car then performs a series of checks to determine if it can switch to electric-only operation: It checks to see if the batteries are charged, if the operating temperatures are okay and if interior climate control settings are in the appropriate range the air conditioning's maximum setting requires the gasoline engine to run. Ford recommends the use of a child safety seat having a top tether strap. Rotate the headlamp control to the autolamp position. Do you have a known good independent mechanic in your area? Its winter here so my milage is lower than it will be in the summer. They are not really better at repairs than a good independent mechanic and the independent mechanic is likely cheaper. Once moving above parking-lot speeds, we noticed the hybrid Escape's performance felt much more V-6-like, providing acceptable passing capability and executing the 30-to-50-mph and 50-to-70-mph passing tests in 4.
Battery-powered have always been held back by short battery life and the need to plug the car in to recharge it. If this should occur, you will neither lose the ability to steer the vehicle manually nor will it cause permanent damage. It has gotten as 26 mpg city so far. The Safety Canopy designed to inflate between the side window area and occupants to further enhance protection provided in side impact collisions and rollover events. Replace the flat tire with the spare tire, making sure the valve stem is facing outward.
What was the end result of your repair situation — did they ever figure out the problem and fix it? Stopping our hybrid Escape from 70 mph took an unimpressive 195 feet, 26 feet longer than the last V-6 Escape we tested. Each time it went off the next time I started the car. Towing trailers beyond the maximum recommended gross trailer weight exceeds the limit of the vehicle and could result in engine damage, transmission damage, structural damage, loss of vehicle control, vehicle rollover and personal injury. The problem was discovered after I observed a leak. The front passenger seat-mounted side airbag if equipped will be deactivated if the sensor detects an empty seat; otherwise, the seat-mounted side airbag will be enabled. Note: When the seatback release lever is pulled, slowly lower seatback to the flat position.
Ford is also allowed a final repair attempt in some states. Pull down on the shoulder belt and then grasp the shoulder belt and lap belt together. This information identifies and describes the fundamental characteristics of the tire and also provides a U. If you did not take advantage of the Ford Extended Service Plan at the time of purchasing your vehicle, you may still be eligible. I guess the engine gets more efficiant with time. Note: Make sure the floor is clear of all objects before folding the seat. The route appears on the display screen and a voice prompt provides instructions.
Rotate to the second position to also turn on the headlamps. To reduce risk of electrical shock, always replace the cover to the power distribution box before reconnecting the low voltage underhood battery or refilling fluid reservoirs. Unless serviced, the system may not function properly in the event of a collision. By industry standards, it takes an American automaker about three years to turn out a new car. Traffic information is not available in most U. Headlamp battery saver The battery saver will shut off the exterior lamps 10 minutes after the ignition switch has been turned off if the headlamp control is in position. A hybrid car is one that attempts to incorporate the strengths of both gasoline-fueled combustion engines and electric motors while eliminating many of the problems that plague cars that are only one or the other.
Note: If your tires show uneven wear ask a qualified technician at a Ford or Lincoln Mercury dealership to check for and correct any wheel misalignment, tire imbalance or mechanical problem involved before tire rotation. The higher the level selected, the greater the compensation. The Dolby noise reduction system is manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation. As a result, the shift control lever could disengage from the transmission without warning. Do not attempt to push-start your vehicle.