Question about 2010 Ford Escape
Fords use an inertia switch. usually passenger side kick panel near fuse panel.
Posted on Apr 01, 2015
HI Brandi. Sorry to hear about your accident, hope your ok. Ford has a very good safety switch that shuts off the fuel system in case of an accident. The worst thing is that it will go off if you hit a bump real hard out you hit a speed bump. Now here it's the tricky part. Do you have the owners manual? If you do look for the section on emergency shut off switch. In some cases out cars it's hidden on the passengers. If your sitting in the passenger seat, where your right foot would be there is a little push switch under the carpet against the panel. Where the carpet goes up the side, you should be able to lift it away. You may feel a little protrusion. The switch needs to be pushed down. IF ITS NOT ON THAT SIDE, LOOK IN SAME AREA ON DRIVES SIDE. IF YOU DON'T HAVE THE MANUAL, YOU CAN GO ON ANY OF THE U-TUBE SITES. IN SEARCH, LOOK FOR RESETTING FUEL SHUT OFF SWITCH. LET ME KNOW IF IT HELPS. Are you driving with the air bag sucking out of the steering wheel?
Posted on Apr 01, 2015
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
most times the problem is the rotating contact under the steering wheel has a break in the wiring of the flat ribbon connector, the part is called a clock-spring airbag contact.
Posted on Mar 17, 2009
you should only have to place the front crash sensor and both air bags and you may have to replace the clock spring behind the steering wheel it usually breaks after an impact i would recommend you have a qualified technician do this work
Posted on Jan 18, 2010
This is worth checking
Common fault on FORD
Usually due to a poor connection in the YELLOW PLASTIC CONNECTOR underneath the passenger seat.
Just push it together properly and it should clear the AirBag fault
Posted on Sep 11, 2009
the drivers airbag comes with the steering wheel. To remove it, snap off the plastic cover at the bottom of the steering wheel. there will be a screw which you need to remove. You will be unscrewing it for quite some time and the wheel will only wobble but eventually it will come off. Disconnect the wires. To replace, put the new steering wheel on trying to align the pin and screw it back in. don't forget to connect the wire. To remove the passenger side, open the glove compartment, squeeze both sides of the back to let the glove compartment fully open. There are 3 nut that you need to remove and a wire. To replace, just do the opposite.
Most likely, you will have to replace the airbag control module also. On this particular year and model, it is located behind the storage compartment below the radio. To remove, unscrew 4 screws (2 on each side of the compartment), disconnect the 12v lighter plug and remove. The computer is located in the very back and has 3 nuts holding it down. There is an arrow on it pointing to the front of the vehicle. Remove the nuts, unplug the wires and get a computer which has the exact same code as yours.
Sometimes, (as was in my case) when the airbag went off, my seatbelts went off and locked in place. To replace, remove the plastic cover off of where the seat belt slides through (near the top of the door post) and unscrew the nut then remove/move aside the plastic trim and unscrew 1 bolt below the seatbelt roll and remove. The last bolt is located between the seat and door. Pick up the carpet and unscrew.
Posted on Apr 30, 2009
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