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Ford Escape 2020-2024 Owners Manual / Driving Hints / Driving Through Shallow Water

Ford Escape: Driving Hints / Driving Through Shallow Water

WARNING: Do not attempt to cross a deep or flowing body of water. Failure to follow this instruction could result in the loss of control of your vehicle, personal injury or death.

Note: Driving through standing water can cause vehicle damage.

Note: Engine damage can occur if water enters the air filter.

Before driving through standing water, check the depth. Never drive through water that is higher than the bottom of the front rocker area of your vehicle.

Ford Escape. Driving Through Shallow Water

When driving through standing water, drive very slowly and do not stop your vehicle. Your brake performance and traction could be limited. After driving through water and as soon as it is safe to do so:

  • Lightly press the brake pedal to dry the brakes and to check that they work.
  • Turn the steering wheel to check that the steering power assist works.

Check the function of the following:

  • Horn
  • Exterior lights

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