i have a 2010 ford escape and has a 4 wheel engage button on the dash board can i engage the 4 wheel when im speeding or do i stop first? and does it have any mechanical implications?

Asked by Oct 04, 2014 at 05:10 AM about the 2010 Ford Escape XLT 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Your vehicle doesn't have a 4WD engage button, are you talking about the one with the swerving vehicle on it? That one is for the traction control. Check your owners manual for more info.

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does this mean it full time four wheel and does the buttton has any effect when you press it when speeding?

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Your Escape is AWD vs 4WD, meaning your vehicle is basically a FWD vehicle until wheel slippage is detected by your ABS system and power is then transferred to the rear wheel or wheels without driver input. You should have the traction control on all the time for safety. Only time I see in pushing the button and turning it off is if your vehicle is stuck and the car is not moving because of the system. Turning it off will help the wheels slip getting you unstuck.

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