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

Before starting the engine, check the following:

  1. Fully press the brake pedal.

    Note: Do not touch the accelerator pedal.

    Ford Escape. Starting the Engine

  2. Turn the key to position III.

    Note: The engine may continue cranking for up to 15 seconds or until it starts.

    Note: The engine takes longer to start at lower temperatures. It may crank for several seconds when very cold.

Vehicles With Push Button Start

Before starting the engine, check the following:

  1. Fully press the brake pedal.

    Note: Do not touch the accelerator pedal.

    Ford Escape. Starting the Engine

  2. Press the push button ignition switch.

    Note: The engine may continue cranking for up to 15 seconds or until it starts.

    Note: The engine takes longer to start at lower temperatures. It may crank for several seconds when very cold.

Starting a Hybrid Electric Vehicle System

Before starting your vehicle, check the following:

Note: Do not touch the accelerator pedal.

  1. Fully press the brake pedal.

    Ford Escape. Starting the Engine

  2. Press the push button ignition switch.

Note:The green ready indicator illuminates letting you know that your vehicle is ready for driving. Since your vehicle is equipped with a silent key start, the engine may not start when your vehicle starts.

When the engine starts for the first time on your drive, the idle speed increases, this helps to warm up the engine. If the engine idle speed does not slow down, have your vehicle checked by an authorized dealer.

The system does not function if:

Restarting the Engine After Stopping it

The system allows you to start the engine within 10 seconds of switching it off, even if it does not detect a valid passive key.

Within 10 seconds of switching the engine off, fully press the brake pedal and press the push button ignition switch. After 10 seconds, you can no longer start the engine if the system does not detect a valid passive key.

When you start the engine, it remains running until you press the push button ignition switch, even if your vehicle does not detect a valid passive key. If you open and close a door when the engine is running, the system searches for a valid passive key.

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