Ford Escape Manuals

Ford Escape: Rear Seats

Head Restraint Components

Center Head Restraint

Ford Escape. Rear Seats

The head restraint consists of:

  1. An energy absorbing head restraint.
  2. Two steel stems.
  3. Guide sleeve adjust and unlock button.

Outermost Head Restraint

Ford Escape. Rear Seats

The head restraint consists of:

  1. An energy absorbing head restraint.
  2. Two steel stems.
  3. Guide sleeve adjust and unlock button.
  4. Guide sleeve unlock and remove button.

Adjusting the Head Restraint

WARNING: Fully adjust the head restraint before you sit in or operate your vehicle. This will help minimize the risk of neck injury in the event of a crash. Do not adjust the head restraint when your vehicle is moving.

WARNING: The head restraint is a safety device. Whenever possible it should be installed and properly adjusted when the seat is occupied. Failure to adjust the head restraint properly could reduce its effectiveness during certain impacts.

WARNING: Adjust the head restraints for all passengers before you drive your vehicle. This will help minimize the risk of neck injury in the event of a crash. Do not adjust the head restraints when your vehicle is moving.

Note: Adjust the seat backrest to an upright driving position before adjusting the head restraint. Adjust the head restraint so that the top of it is level with the top of your head and as far forward as possible. Make sure that you remain comfortable. If you are extremely tall, adjust the head restraint to its highest position.

Pull the head restraint up to raise it.

To lower the head restraint:

  1. Press and hold the adjust and unlock button.
  2. Push the head restraint down.

Removing the Head Restraint

  1. Pull up the head restraint until it reaches its highest position.
  2. Press and hold the adjust and unlock button.
  3. Pull up the head restraint.

Installing the Head Restraint

  1. Fold the seat backrest forward before installing the head restraint.
  2. Align the steel stems into the guide sleeves and push the head restraint down until it locks.

Moving the Seat Backward and Forward

WARNING: Make sure the seat fully locks into place by rocking it backward and forward.

Ford Escape. Rear Seats

Adjusting the Seat Backrest

With the seat occupied, pull the lever up to recline the seat backward.

Folding the Seat Backrest

Ford Escape. Rear Seats

With the seat empty, pull the lever up to fold the seat backrest forward. You may need to lower the center head restraint first.

Unfolding the Seat Backrest

WARNING: When unfolding the seat, make sure that the seatbelts are not trapped behind the seat.

WARNING: Make sure that the seats and the seat backrests are secure and fully locked in their catches. Pull the seat backrest up to unfold it.

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