Ford Escape Manuals

Ford Escape: Traction Control

How Does Traction Control Work

If your vehicle begins to slide, the system applies the brakes to individual wheels and, when needed, reduces power at the same time. If the wheels spin when accelerating on slippery or loose surfaces, the system reduces power in order to increase traction.

Switching Traction Control On and Off

WARNING: The stability and traction control light illuminates steadily if the system detects a failure. Make sure you did not manually disable the traction control system using the information display controls or the switch. If the stability control and traction control light is still illuminating steadily, have the system serviced by an authorized dealer immediately. Operating your vehicle with the traction control disabled could lead to an increased risk of loss of vehicle control, vehicle rollover, personal injury and death.

The traction control system turns on each time you switch the power on.

If your vehicle is stuck in mud or snow, switching traction control off may be beneficial as this allows the wheels to spin.

Note: When you switch traction control off, stability control remains fully active.

Your vehicle could have MyKey restrictions regarding this feature.

Traction Control Indicator

Ford Escape. Traction Control

Traction Control – Troubleshooting

Traction Control – Warning Lamps

System Messages

Ford Escape. Traction Control The traction control light temporarily illuminates on start-up and flashes:

  • When a driving condition activates The traction control off light temporarily illuminates on start-up and stays on:
  • When you switch the traction control system off.
  • When you select an alternative stability control mode.
  • If a problem occurs in the system.

Traction Control – Information Messages

AdvanceTrac™ and Traction Control

Ford Escape. Traction Control

    Auto Hold

    How Does Auto Hold Work Auto Hold applies the brakes to hold your vehicle after you stop it and release the brake pedal. This can help when waiting on a hill or in traffic...

    Stability Control

    How Does Stability Control Work WARNING: Vehicle modifications involving braking system, aftermarket roof racks, suspension, steering system, tire construction and wheel and tire size may change the handling characteristics of your vehicle and may adversely affect the performance of the electronic stability control system...

    Other information:

    Ford Escape 2020-2022 Owners Manual: Switching Driver Alert On and Off. Driver Alert Indicators


    Switching Driver Alert On and Off Press Settings on the touchscreen. Press Driver Assistance. Switch Driver Alert on or off. Note: The system remains on or off depending on how it was last set. Resetting Driver Alert You can reset the system by either: Switching the ignition off and on...

    Ford Escape 2020-2022 Owners Manual: Electric Parking Brake


    The electric parking brake is used to hold your vehicle on slopes and flat roads. Applying the Electric Parking Brake WARNING: Always fully apply the parking brake and make sure you shift into park (P). Failure to follow this instruction could result in personal injury or death...

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