Ford Escape Dashboard Light Guide

ford escape dashboard lightWhen it comes to vehicle safety, one of the easiest ways to protect yourself is to heed the warning lights that appear on your dashboard. But do you know how to identify every indicator in your 2017 Ford Escape?

In this guide, our team at Ray Price Stroud Ford will review the less common lights found in the Escape, so that our Stroudsburg, Lehigh Valley, and Nazareth customers can remain safe. 

Warning Lights

Warning lights are the more pressing indicators, and will require your immediate attention.

  • Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) Warning: This light appears as the letters ABS inside a circle. If it turns on while driving, the ABS system has malfunctioned. Call your Ford dealer to have it looked at right away.
  • Brake System Warning: This light appears either as the word BRAKE or an exclamation point inside a circle. It illuminates if the engine is on while the parking brake is engaged. Stop and disengage your parking brake right away.
  • Electric Parking Brake Warning: This light is depicted as a zig-zagged arrow inside a circle. It turns on when your parking brake has malfunctioned. Have your Escape repaired as soon as possible.
  • Engine Oil Level Warning: This light looks like an oil can, and will turn on when your engine oil level is low. Call your Ford dealer to schedule an oil change right away.
  • Fog Lamp Indicator: If equipped, the fog lamp indicator will turn on with your lights. It looks like a headlamp with crossed lines in front of it.
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning: When the pressure in one or more of your tires is low, this warning will appear. It looks like an exclamation point inside of brackets. Consult your owner's manual for proper tire levels, and refill them as soon as possible.
  • Engine Malfunction Warning: This light appears as an engine, and turns on when there's a generalized error within the powertrain. It may also blink to indicate that the engine is misfiring while you're driving. Stop your vehicle and call for service as soon as possible. 

Indicator Lights

ford escape dashboard lightIndicator lights aren't quite as urgent, but should be addressed soon after the light appears.

  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) Indicator: If ACC is equipped, this light will appear whenever the feature is engaged. It looks like a car on top of a speedometer.
  • Auto Start-Stop Indicator: This light, which is depicted as the letter A encircled by an arrow, will turn on to indicate your engine has shut down with the Auto-Start Stop feature.
  • Blind Spot Monitor Indicator: This light looks like one vehicle in the blind spot of another. It illuminates when you switch the Blind Spot Monitor feature off.
  • Information Indicator: This light is depicted as the letter I inside a square, and will illuminate when there's a new message stored in the available information display. Check your messages at the next safe opportunity.
  • Traction and Stability Control Indicator: This indicator is depicted as a car driving a curvy path. It'll flash when you've lost traction and the system is engaged. Be sure to slow down and drive cautiously during this time. 

Have Any Questions?

If after reading through this guide you're still confused about one of the lights in your 2017 Ford Escape, don't hesitate to schedule a service appointment at Ray Price Stroud Ford. We're here to help all drivers in the Stroudsburg, Lehigh Valley, and Nazareth areas stay safe!

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