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Ford Escape: Instrumentation, Message Center and Warning Chimes / Description and Operation - Instrument Panel Cluster (IPC) - Overview

Overview

The IPC uses the following methods and functionality to alert the driver of vehicle conditions:

  • gauges
  • informational indicators
  • warning indicators
  • warning messages
  • warning chimes

The base IPC uses a single centered 4-inch screen to display driver information with analog gauges.

The mid-level IPC uses a single centered 6-inch screen to display driver information with analog gauges.

The high-level IPC uses a full width 12-inch screen to display driver information with virtual gauges.

Informational indicators inform the driver of conditions that exist in the vehicle. Warning indicators provide information to the driver of conditions that could potentially cause personal injury or alter vehicle performance.

IPC RTT indicators replace the typical informational or warning indicator, using the same graphical representation. The message center displays RTT indicators in both fixed locations and in a rotating display where they are turned on in the order the request was received by the IPC .

Base IPC


  Base IPC


Item Description
1 Powertrain malfunction (wrench) indicator
2 Hill start assist indicator
3 TPMS indicator
4 Tachometer
5 Hazard indicator (HEV )
6 BLIS off warning indicator
7 Stability-traction control disabled (sliding car off icon) warning indicator
8 Stability-traction control (sliding car icon) warning indicator
9 Seatbelt/BeltMinder® warning indicator
10 LH turn indicator
11 Main message center menu display
12
  • Menu title
  • Odometer display
  • Trip odometer display
13
  • Rotating RTT indicators:
    • Cruise control RTT indicator
    • Lane departure warning RTT indicator
14 Cruise control set speed display
15 Message center display area
16 Rear seatbelt monitor RTT indicator
17 Outside air temperature display
18 Compass display
19 RH turn indicator
20 Overspeed warning indicator (Gulf Cooperative Countries [GCC] only)
21 Speedometer
22 Electric parking brake indicator
23 Brake warning indicator
24 Fuel gauge
25 Low fuel warning indicator
26 PRNDL display
27 Engine over-temperature warning indicator
28 Temperature gauge
29 Auto stop/start indicator (except HEV option)
30 Airbag warning indicator
31 ABS warning indicator
32 Rear fog lamp indicator
33 High beam indicator
34 Front fog lamp indicator
35   MIL
36 LED low beam malfunction indicator
37 Low engine oil pressure warning indicator
38 Lights on indicator
39 Door ajar indicator
40 Charging system warning indicator

Mid-Level IPC - Gas


  Mid-Level IPC


Item Description
1 Rear fog lamp indicator (Except North America)
2 Tachometer
3 Front fog lamp indicator
4 TPMS indicator
5   MIL
6 Hill descent control RTT indicator
7
  • Rotating RTT indicators:
    • Engine over-temperature
    • Low fuel
    • Hill start assist
    • BLIS off
    • Door, hood, liftgate ajar
    • Low engine oil pressure
    • Charging system (12-volt)
    • Powertrain malfunction (wrench)
    • Low washer fluid
    • Engineering test (ET) mode
8 Navigation indication
9 Speed limit sign recognition RTT indicator
10 Auto stop/start RTT indicator (Gas)
11 Message center display
12
  • Adaptive cruise control RTT indicator
  • Lane keeping assist RTT indicator
13 Digital speedometer display
14 Compass display
15 Outside air temperature display
16 Frost RTT indicator (Except North America)
17 Parklamps/headlamps on RTT indicator
18 Electric parking brake RTT indicator
19 Auto hold RTT indicator
20 Auto high beam RTT indicator
21 Seatbelt/BeltMinder® warning indicator
22 Brake warning indicator
23 Speedometer
24 Airbag warning indicator
25 High beam indicator
26 Fuel gauge
27 LED low beam malfunction RTT indicator
28 Rear seatbelt monitor RTT indicator
29 RH turn indicator
30 Stability-traction control (sliding car icon) warning indicator
31 DTE display
32 Overspeed warning RTT indicator (Gulf Cooperative Countries [GCC])
33 PRNDM indicator
34 Selectshift RTT indicator
35
  • Drive mode RTT indicators:
    • Normal
    • Sport
    • ECO
    • Tow haul
    • Slippery
    • Sand/Snow
36 Stability-traction control disabled (sliding car off icon) warning indicator
37 LH turn indicator
38 Odometer display
39
  • Cruise control RTT indicator
  • Adaptive cruise control RTT indicator
  • Cruise control set speed display
40 ABS warning indicator
41 Temperature gauge

Mid-Level IPC - Hybrid


  Mid-Level IPC


Item Description
1 Ready to drive indicator
2 Rear fog lamp indicator (Except North America)
3 Power gauge
4 Front fog lamp indicator
5 TPMS indicator
6   MIL
7 Hill descent control RTT indicator
8
  • Rotating RTT indicators:
    • Engine over-temperature
    • Low fuel
    • Hill start assist
    • BLIS off
    • Door, hood, liftgate ajar
    • Low engine oil pressure
    • Charging system (12-volt)
    • Powertrain malfunction (wrench)
    • Low washer fluid
    • Engineering test (ET) mode
    • Hazard HEV
    • Motor over-temperature HEV
    • Battery shut-off (HEV ), China only
    • State of charge (HEV ), China only
    • Vehicle plugged in (PHEV )
9 Navigation indication
10 Speed limit sign recognition RTT indicator
11
  • Rotating RTT indicators:
    • Electric Vehicle (EV) now (PHEV )
    • Electric Vehicle (EV) later (PHEV )
    • Electric Vehicle (EV) charge (PHEV )
12 Message center display
13
  • Adaptive cruise control RTT indicator
  • Lane keeping assist RTT indicator
14 Digital speedometer display
15 Compass display
16 Outside air temperature display
17 Frost RTT indicator (Except North America)
18 Parklamps/headlamps on RTT indicator
19 Electric parking brake RTT indicator
20 Auto hold RTT indicator
21 Auto high beam RTT indicator
22 Seatbelt/BeltMinder® warning indicator
23 Brake warning indicator
24 Speedometer
25 Airbag warning indicator
26 High beam indicator
27 Fuel gauge
28 LED low beam malfunction RTT indicator
29 Rear seatbelt monitor RTT indicator
30 RH turn indicator
31 Stability-traction control (sliding car icon) warning indicator
32
  • DTE display
  • Battery gauge (PHEV )
  • Electric Vehicle (EV) range display
33 Overspeed warning RTT indicator (Gulf Cooperative Countries [GCC])
34 PRNDM indicator
35 Selectshift RTT indicator
36
  • Drive mode RTT indicators:
    • Normal
    • Sport
    • ECO
    • Tow haul
    • Slippery
    • Sand/Snow
37 Stability-traction control disabled (sliding car off icon) warning indicator
38 LH turn indicator
39 Odometer display
40
  • Cruise control RTT indicator
  • Adaptive cruise control RTT indicator
  • Cruise control set speed display
41 ABS warning indicator
42 Temperature gauge

High-Level IPC - Single Gauge, Gas


  High-Level IPC


Item Description
1 Forward collision alert warning RTT indicator
2 Frost warning RTT indicator (Except North America)
3 TPMS indicator
4 Stability-traction control disabled (sliding car off icon) warning RTT indicator
5 Stability-traction control (sliding car icon) warning RTT indicator
6 Engine over-temperature warning RTT indicator
7 Virtual tachometer
8 Virtual speedometer
9 LH turn RTT indicator
10 Speed limit sign recognition RTT indicator
11
  • Cruise control RTT indicator
  • Adaptive cruise control RTT indicator
12
  • Audio selection display
  • Navigation display
13 Main message center display
14 RH turn RTT indicator
15 ABS warning RTT indicator
16 Information on-demand display area
17 Virtual fuel gauge
18 Low fuel warning RTT indicator
19
  • Rotating RTT indicators:
    • BLIS off
    • Charging system (12-volt)
    • Door, hood, liftgate ajar
    • Engineering test (ET) mode
    • Hill descent control
    • Hill start assist
    • Low engine oil pressure
    • Low washer fluid
    • Powertrain malfunction (wrench)
20 Electric parking brake RTT indicator
21 Brake warning RTT indicator
22 Auto hold RTT indicator
23 Airbag warning RTT indicator
24 Rear seatbelt monitor RTT indicator
25 Seatbelt/BeltMinder® warning RTT indicator
26 Auto stop/start RTT indicator
27 DTE display
28 Outside air temperature display
29 SelectShift RTT indicator
30 PRNDM display
31
  • Adaptive cruise control RTT indicator
  • Lane keeping assist RTT indicator
32
  • Drive mode RTT indicators:
    • Normal
    • ECO
    • Sport
    • Tow haul
    • Slippery
    • Sand/Snow
33 Odometer display
34 Compass display
35 Front fog lamp RTT indicator
36 Rear fog lamp RTT indicator
37 High beam RTT indicator
38 Auto high beam RTT indicator
39 Lights on RTT indicator
40 LED low beam malfunction RTT indicator
41 MIL RTT indicator

High-Level IPC - Single Gauge, Hybrid


  High-Level IPC


Item Description
1 Forward collision alert warning RTT indicator
2 Frost warning RTT indicator (Except North America)
3 TPMS indicator
4 Stability-traction control disabled (sliding car off icon) warning RTT indicator
5 Stability-traction control (sliding car icon) warning RTT indicator
6 Engine over-temperature warning RTT indicator
7 Virtual speedometer
8 LH turn RTT indicator
9 Speed limit sign recognition RTT indicator
10
  • Cruise control RTT indicator
  • Adaptive cruise control RTT indicator
11
  • Audio selection display
  • Navigation display
12 Main message center display
13 RH turn RTT indicator
14 ABS warning RTT indicator
15 Information on-demand display area
16 Virtual fuel gauge
17 Low fuel warning RTT indicator
18 Ready to drive RTT indicator
19
  • Rotating RTT indicators:
    • BLIS off
    • Charging system
    • Door, hood, liftgate ajar
    • Engineering test (ET) mode
    • Hazard HEV
    • Motor over-temperature HEV
    • Battery shut off HEV ) China only
    • Hill descent control
    • Hill start assist
    • Low engine oil pressure
    • Low washer fluid
    • Powertrain malfunction (wrench)
    • Vehicle plugged in (PHEV )
20 Electric parking brake RTT indicator
21 Brake warning RTT indicator
22 Auto hold RTT indicator
23 Airbag warning RTT indicator
24 Rear seatbelt monitor RTT indicator
25 Seatbelt/BeltMinder® warning RTT indicator
26
  • Rotating RTT indicators:
    • Electric Vehicle (EV) now (PHEV )
    • Electric Vehicle (EV) later (PHEV )
    • Electric Vehicle (EV) charge (PHEV )
27
  • DTE display
  • Battery gauge (PHEV )
  • Electric Vehicle (EV) range display
28 Outside air temperature display
29 SelectShift
30 PRNDM display
31
  • Adaptive cruise control RTT indicator
  • Lane keeping assist RTT indicator
32
  • Drive mode RTT indicators:
    • Normal
    • Sport
    • ECO
    • Tow haul
    • Slippery
    • Sand/Snow
33 Odometer display
34 Compass display
35 Front fog lamp RTT indicator
36 Rear fog lamp RTT indicator (Except North America)
37 High beam RTT indicator
38 Auto high beam RTT indicator
39 Lights on RTT indicator
40 LED low beam malfunction RTT indicator
41 MIL RTT indicator

High-Level IPC - Dual Gauge, Gas


  High-Level IPC


Item Description
1 Forward collision alert warning RTT indicator
2 Frost warning RTT indicator (Except North America)
3 TPMS indicator
4 Stability-traction control disabled (sliding car off icon) warning RTT indicator
5 Stability-traction control (sliding car icon) warning RTT indicator
6 Engine over-temperature warning RTT indicator
7 Virtual temperature gauge
8 Virtual speedometer
9 LH turn RTT indicator
10 Speed limit sign recognition RTT indicator
11
  • Cruise control RTT indicator
  • Adaptive cruise control RTT indicator
12
  • Audio selection display
  • Navigation display
13
  • Main message center display
  • Information on-demand display
14 RH turn RTT indicator
15 ABS warning RTT indicator
16 Virtual tachometer
17 Off road display
18 Virtual fuel gauge
19 Low fuel warning RTT indicator
20
  • Rotating RTT indicators:
    • BLIS off
    • Charging system (12-volt)
    • Door, hood, liftgate ajar
    • Engineering test (ET) mode
    • Hill descent control
    • Hill start assist
    • Low engine oil pressure
    • Low washer fluid
    • Powertrain malfunction (wrench)
21 Electric parking brake RTT indicator
22 Brake warning RTT indicator
23 Auto hold RTT indicator
24 Airbag warning RTT indicator
25 Rear seatbelt monitor RTT indicator
26 Seatbelt/BeltMinder® warning RTT indicator
27 Auto stop/start RTT indicator
28 DTE display
29 Outside air temperature display
30 SelectShift
31 PRNDM display
32
  • Adaptive cruise control RTT indicator
  • Lane keeping assist RTT indicator
33
  • Drive mode RTT indicators:
    • Normal
    • Sport
    • ECO
    • Tow haul
    • Slippery
    • Sand/Snow
34 Odometer display
35 Digital speedometer
36 Compass display
37 Front fog lamp RTT indicator
38 Rear fog lamp RTT indicator (Except North America)
39 High beam RTT indicator
40 Auto high beam RTT indicator
41 Lights on RTT indicator
42 LED low beam malfunction RTT indicator
43 MIL RTT indicator

High-Level IPC - Dual Gauge, Hybrid


  High-Level IPC


Item Description
1 Forward collision alert warning RTT indicator
2 Frost warning RTT indicator (Except North America)
3 TPMS indicator
4 Stability-traction control disabled (sliding car off icon) warning RTT indicator
5 Stability-traction control (sliding car icon) warning RTT indicator
6 Engine over-temperature warning RTT indicator
7 Virtual temperature gauge
8 Virtual speedometer
9 LH turn RTT indicator
10 Speed limit sign recognition RTT indicator
11
  • Cruise control RTT indicator
  • Adaptive cruise control RTT indicator
12
  • Audio selection display
  • Navigation display
13
  • Main message center display
  • Information on-demand display area
14 RH turn RTT indicator
15 ABS warning RTT indicator
16 Virtual power gauge
17
  • Regenerative braking power
  • High voltage battery power
  • Engine power
18 Virtual fuel gauge
19 Low fuel warning RTT indicator
20
  • Rotating RTT indicators:
    • BLIS off
    • Charging system
    • Door, hood, liftgate ajar
    • Engineering test (ET) mode
    • Hazard HEV
    • Motor over-temperature HEV
    • Battery shut off HEV ) China only
    • Hill descent control
    • Hill start assist
    • Low engine oil pressure
    • Low washer fluid
    • Powertrain malfunction (wrench)
21 Ready to drive RTT indicator
22 Electric parking brake RTT indicator
23 Brake warning RTT indicator
24 Auto hold RTT indicator
25 Airbag warning RTT indicator
26 Rear seatbelt monitor RTT indicator
27 Seatbelt/BeltMinder® warning RTT indicator
28
  • Rotating RTT indicators:
    • Electric Vehicle (EV) now (PHEV )
    • Electric Vehicle (EV) later (PHEV )
    • Electric Vehicle (EV) charge (PHEV )
29
  • DTE display
  • Battery gauge (PHEV )
  • Electric Vehicle (EV) range display
30 Outside air temperature display
31 SelectShift
32 PRNDM display
33
  • Adaptive cruise control RTT indicator
  • Lane keeping assist RTT indicator
34
  • Drive mode RTT indicators:
    • Normal
    • Sport
    • ECO
    • Tow haul
    • Slippery
    • Sand/Snow
35 Odometer display
36 Digital speedometer
37 Compass display
38 Front fog lamp RTT indicator
39 Rear fog lamp RTT indicator (Except North America)
40 High beam RTT indicator
41 Auto high beam RTT indicator
42 Lights on RTT indicator
43 LED low beam out RTT indicator
44 MIL RTT indicator

Message Center

The message center is an integral part of the IPC that receives and acts upon much of the same information that is input and used to operate the IPC (gauges, informational indicators, and warning indicators). The message center uses both hardwired and network-based inputs to receive information. The message center functionality is controlled through the message center switch (part of the RH steering wheel switch).

Whenever conditions are present that require a warning message, the message center replaces the last selected display with the new warning display. Once the message is reset or cleared, the message center returns to the last selected display. If multiple warnings are present, the message center rotates through the messages, displaying each warning for approximately 4 seconds. Warning messages are also generally associated with other observable outputs of the IPC (gauges, informational indicators and Reconfigurable Telltales [RTTs]) . For example, when the ABS module detects a low brake fluid condition, the ABS module sends the IPC a request through the GWM to illuminate the brake warning indicator and a request to display the LOW BRAKE FLUID message in the message center. This allows the message center to be a more informative supplement to the IPC gauges and indicators.

The system warning messages alert the operator to possible concerns or malfunctions in the vehicle operating systems. System warning messages can be stand-alone messages, but are often associated with another form of indication, such as a gauge or an indicator. The message center displays the last selected feature if there are no additional warning messages. Once a warning message has been displayed, the message must be acknowledged to allow full functionality of the message center by pressing the OK button to acknowledge and clear the warning message. For a complete list of warning messages displayed, refer to the message center section of the Owner's Literature.

Warning Chimes

The warning chimes provide the driver with audible warnings that act as reminders and supplemental alerts to visual IPC indications such as gauges, indicators and message center warnings. The IPC controls all warning chimes based on messages received from external modules. The IPC prioritizes the chimes according to a preset hierarchy programmed into the IPC software. When more than one chime request is received by the IPC , the most important chime sounds. If a lower priority chime is currently sounding, the higher priority request takes over and replaces or delays the lower priority chime.

The warning chimes are sounded through the audio system speakers and the IPC . The turn signal/hazard on (tick-tock) is the only individual chime that sounds through the IPC , not the audio system. The parking aid, lifgate warning and BLIS / CTA warning chimes are sounded through the rear speakers. All other warning chimes are sounded through the front audio system speakers.

NOTE: There are instances where some chimes may sound through the IPC and should not be interpreted as a fault in the audio system. An example might be when the ignition is off, with the key in the ignition and the driver door ajar. In this instance, the audio system is offline and the key-in-ignition chime defaults to the IPC .

The IPC also acts as a backup. In the event of an audio system chime failure, the IPC sounds all chimes that are required.

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