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Security

Ford logo21 Mar 2002

SECURITY features include Ford's Securilock passive anti-theft system. Remote control central locking is standard and incorporates a two-stage function in which just the driver's door unlocks at the first press of the button. The SecuriLock key system helps deter would-be thieves via a chip inside the key that communicates with the vehicle's electronics. Unless the authorised key is used, the vehicle will not start. In normal operation, as soon as the authorised driver begins moving the vehicle, all the doors lock automatically. Child locks are standard on the rear doors. The vehicle's airbags were redesigned to be more difficult to steal. Even the spare tyre winch is now inside the rear cargo hatch, so the full-size spare tyre is better protected from theft. The vehicle also features perimeter/puddle lighting. Lights hidden on the underside of the side-view mirrors switch on when the "unlock" button on the key fob is pushed or when the door handle is pulled. The lights illuminate the entire door area of the vehicle - to light the way for entry or to spotlight any potential danger waiting or lying under or near the vehicle.

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Most Explorer sales are accounted for in the US where Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) are a huge growth market

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