Ford Escape Manuals

Ford Escape: Starting and Stopping the Engine / Stopping the Engine

Stopping the Engine When Your Vehicle is Stationary

Vehicles Without Push Button Start

  1. Shift into park (P).
  2. Apply the parking brake.
  3. Wait until the engine reaches idle speed.

    Ford Escape. Stopping the Engine

  4. Turn the key to position 0.

Vehicles With Push Button Start

  1. Shift into park (P).
  2. Apply the parking brake.
  3. Wait until the engine reaches idle speed.

    Ford Escape. Stopping the Engine

  4. Press the push button ignition switch.

Stopping the Engine When Your Vehicle is Moving

WARNING: Switching off the engine when your vehicle is still moving results in a significant decrease in braking assistance. Higher effort is required to apply the brakes and to stop your vehicle. A significant decrease in steering assistance could also occur. The steering does not lock, but higher effort could be required to steer your vehicle. When you switch the ignition off, some electrical circuits, for example airbags, also turn off. If you unintentionally switch the ignition off, shift into neutral (N) and restart the engine.

Vehicles Without Push Button Start

Ford Escape. Stopping the Engine

  1. Turn the key to position 0.
  2. Shift into neutral and use the brakes to bring your vehicle to a safe stop.
  3. Shift into park (P).
  4. Apply the parking brake.

Vehicles With Push Button Start

Ford Escape. Stopping the Engine

  1. Press and hold the push button ignition switch until the engine stops, or press it three times within two seconds.
  2. Shift into neutral and use the brakes to bring your vehicle to a safe stop.
  3. Shift into park (P).
  4. Apply the parking brake.

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