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Ford Escape: Cruise Control

What Is Cruise Control

Cruise control lets you maintain a set speed without keeping your foot on the accelerator pedal.

Requirements

Use cruise control when the vehicle speed is greater than 20 mph (30 km/h).

Switching Cruise Control On and Off

WARNING: Do not use cruise control on winding roads, in heavy traffic or when the road surface is slippery. This could result in loss of vehicle control, serious injury or death.

The cruise controls are on the steering wheel.

Switching Cruise Control On

Ford Escape. Cruise Control Press the button to put the system in standby mode.

Switching Cruise Control Off

Ford Escape. Cruise Control Press the button when in standby mode or switch the ignition off.

Note: When you switch cruise control off the set speed clears.

Setting the Cruise Control Speed

WARNING: When you are going downhill, your vehicle speed could increase above the set speed. The system does not apply the brakes.

Drive to the speed you prefer.

Ford Escape. Cruise Control Press the toggle button upward or downward to set the current speed.

Take your foot off the accelerator pedal.

Note: The indicator changes color in the information display.

Changing the Set Speed

Ford Escape. Cruise Control Press and release the toggle button upward to increase the set speed in small increments.

Press and hold the toggle button upward to accelerate. Release the button when you have reached your preferred speed.

Ford Escape. Cruise Control Press and release the toggle button downward to decrease the set speed in small increments.

Press and hold the toggle button downward to decelerate. Release the button when you have reached your preferred speed.

Note: If you accelerate by pressing the accelerator pedal, the set speed does not change. When you release the accelerator pedal, your vehicle returns to the speed that you previously set.

Canceling the Set Speed

Ford Escape. Cruise Control Press the button, or tap the brake pedal to cancel the set speed.

Note: The system remembers the set speed.

Note: The system cancels if the vehicle speed drops below 10 mph (16 km/h) under the set speed when driving uphill.

Resuming the Set Speed

Ford Escape. Cruise Control Press the button.

Cruise Control Indicators

Ford Escape. Cruise Control Illuminates when you switch the system on.

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