Ford Safety Features
Many Ford vehicles have innovative safety features such as:
- Available Tire Pressure Monitoring System. Your tire pressure affects ride,
comfort, safety and fuel economy. That’s why many Ford vehicles come equipped with a standard Tire Pressure Monitoring System – to help you keep your tires at proper levels.2
- Available Roll Stability Control™ builds on AdvanceTrac® and its three chassis control systems already on the vehicle – ABS, traction control and electronic
stability control (ESC). RSC® also adds another component – a vehicle roll
- Available Personal Safety System™ for driver and front passenger includes dual-stage front airbags, safety belt pretensioners, safety belt energy-management retractors,
safety belt usage sensors, driver's seat position sensor, crash severity sensor, restraint control module and Front-Passenger Sensing System.4
- Available inflatable rear safety belts. These outboard second-row safety belts help distribute crash-force energy across more of the torso area than a traditional belt,
which helps reduce the risk of injury while providing support to the head and neck. In the event of a frontal or side crash, the inflatable safety belts hold the passenger
in the appropriate seating position, helping to reduce risk of injury. These safety belts are compatible with many infant and child-safety booster seats.4
1.Historic totals include all manufacturers' entities owned/controlled. Based on calendar-year awards 2006-2014, as of 10/15/14.
2.Not included on spare tire.
3.Remember that even advanced technology cannot overcome the laws of physics. It’s always possible to lose control of a vehicle due to inappropriate driver input for the conditions.
4.Always wear your safety belt and secure children in the rear seat.
In addition to these safety features, Ford also offers these innovative driver-assist features.
- Available Lane-Keeping System uses a forward-looking camera to identify road
lane markings and to track the lane the vehicle is currently traveling in. If the
vehicle starts to veer into another lane and the turn signal has not been activated,
lane-keeping alert warns the driver with a vibration that is felt through the steering
wheel along with an audible chime and visual warning in the message center.1,2
- Available Blind Spot Information System (BLIS®) with cross-traffic alert: Radar
in the rear quarter panels identifies a vehicle detected in your blind spot and the
system alerts you with an indicator light in the appropriate sideview mirror. Cross-traffic
alert uses radar to monitor for traffic behind you when you’re slowly backing out of
a parking spot or your driveway.2
- Available adaptive cruise control with forward collision warning functions just
like normal cruise control, with one exception: When adaptive cruise control
sensors detect traffic slowing immediately ahead of you, your vehicle also slows
down, based on your preset distance. Forward collision warning with brake support
can alert you if it senses a potential collision with the car in front of you. A heads-up
display, which simulates brake lights, flashes on the windshield. If you don’t react in
time, the brakes will precharge and increase brake-assist sensitivity to provide full
responsiveness when you brake.2
1. Lane-Keeping System does not control steering. The driver should always be in control and responsible for safe operation of the vehicle.
2. Driver-assist features are supplemental and do not replace the driver’s attention, judgment and need to control the vehicle.