Ford’s Personal Safety System®, a
comprehensive safety technology package, is standard. The system
provides increased protection in frontal crashes by analyzing crash
factors and determining the proper response within milliseconds.
It uses dual-stage driver and front-passenger air bags — capable
of deploying at full or partial power — safety belt pretensioners
and energy management retractors.
Standard right front passenger sensing builds
on the strength of the Personal Safety System ® to tailor deployment
of the front-passenger air bag. If the passenger seat sensor detects
no or very little weight, as for a briefcase, the passenger air
bag is automatically switched off. If more weight is on the seat,
as for a small child, the air bag remains deactivated and an instrument
panel light alerts the driver. If a heavier adult is in the passenger
seat, the air bag automatically switches on.
An optional active anti-theft package offers
customers an added level of security. It includes a sensing module
to guard against tow-away thefts, an interior motion sensor to detect
smash-and-grab break-ins, a separate alarm sounder — in addition
to the vehicle horn — to thwart thieves trying to disable
the horn, and a high-capacity, 60-ampere-hour battery that sounds
the alarm longer.