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ON THE 2008 FORD ESCAPE, WHEN THE ROADS ARE COVERED IN SNOW AND ICY, SHOULD THE TRACTION BUTTON BE PUSHED IN SO THAT THE DASH LIGHTS UP WITH "TRACTION". THIS BUTTON IS ALWAYS OFF, WHEN SHOULD IT BE PUT ON. WHEN IT IS PUSHED IT LIGHTS ON THE DASH. EVERYONE HAS A DIFFERENT OPINION.

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The button should be on when driving in ice and snow. Traction is used to keep your wheels from spinning during acceleration. So if you try to take off fast and your wheel starts to slip the car will put the brakes to the tire to lessen the spin and give more power to the wheel with more traction.

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This button turns the All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) function on and off. When the "TRACTION" light is on, the AWD function is on -- AWD should be on in snow / ice.

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