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Ford Escape: Starting and Stopping the Engine / Push Button Ignition Switch

Ford Escape. Push Button Ignition Switch

Switching the Ignition Off

When the ignition is on or in accessory mode, press the push button ignition switch once without your foot on the brake pedal.

Switching the Ignition to Accessory Mode

When the ignition is off, press the push button ignition switch once without your foot on the brake pedal.

All electrical circuits and accessories are operational and the warning lamps and indicators illuminate.

Note: Your vehicle has a battery saver feature that shuts your vehicle off when it detects a certain amount of battery drain, or after approximately 30 minutes of inactivity in accessory mode.

Starting the Engine

With the transmission in park (P), press the brake pedal and press the push button ignition switch. An indicator light on the button illuminates when the ignition is on and when the engine starts.

Note: The system may not function if the passive key is close to metal objects or electronic devices, for example keys or a cell phone.

Note: A valid key must be inside your vehicle to switch the ignition on and start the engine.

    Ignition Switch

    Switching the Ignition Off Turn the key to position 0. Switching the Ignition to Accessory Mode Turn the key to position I. Electrical accessories, for example the radio, operate without the engine running...

    Starting the Engine

    Before starting the engine, check the following: Make sure the headlamps and electrical accessories are off. Make sure the parking brake is on. Make sure the transmission is in park (P)...

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