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Safety and Security

All-New Ford Fiesta offers a range of advanced technologies designed to protect you, your passengers, and your vehicle, in the event of an accident. Key features include Pre-Collision Assist, Hazard and Emergency Brake Warning and Trailer Sway Control. There are many other systems, too, some of which exist to help prevent accidents in the first place.

Features shown on this page may only be available on selected models. Where available, these features may be optional extras at additional cost. For more info, download price list to view current UK specifications.

A system that can help protect pedestrians

Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection detects vehicles and pedestrians up to 130 metres ahead, or who could cross the vehicle’s path, and warns you of their presence. If you don’t respond, the system automatically applies the brakes. This new technology is designed to help reduce the severity of accidents, or help avoid them altogether. And not only does it function at speeds of up to 50mph, it also works at night.

Airbags to shield you from all angles

In addition to the driver and passenger front airbags, side airbags provide thorax protection and are designed to direct the occupant away from the impact area. They’re also able to raise the arm of the occupant providing better space between them and the intruding structure. Curtain airbags provide maximum coverage and headrests offer protection from whiplash. With front and rear seatbelt pre-tensioners and load limiters, plus seatbelt minders, Fiesta helps puts your safety first.

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High level security

With double deadlocks a door cannot be opened from the inside, even if attempted entry has been made by breaking a side window. To activate double deadlocking, all you have to do is press the ‘lock’ button on the key fob twice. A Thatcham Category 1 security system is fitted on Zetec and above as standard and includes a perimeter alarm and double deadlocks.

Advanced systems for more controlled braking

Anti-lock braking system (ABS) and electronic brake-force distribution ensure that your braking is more controlled. Emergency Brake Assist also helps your car brake more effectively in an emergency situation. It does this by sensing how much pressure you’ve applied to the brake yourself and automatically increasing it, if necessary.

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Keeping your trailer safely in line

Trailer Sway Control detects ‘snaking’ or trailer sway and reduces your vehicle’s speed to help solve the problem, making towing more controlled. The system slows the vehicle down by reducing the engine’s torque and gradually increasing the brake pressure on all wheels.

A warning behind when you brake sharply

If you have to brake hard for an emergency, the hazard warning lights come on automatically to alert other drivers. The brake lights flash too, providing following vehicles with some advance warning of a potentially dangerous situation.

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Five-star safety to protect you

Euro NCAP is Europe’s leading independent safety organisation. It evaluates the safety of any new vehicle using a series of stringent measures. And it’s a measure of Ford’s commitment to safety that Fiesta has received the highest rating: five stars.

Stay in control whatever the conditions

Electronic Stability Control constantly monitors your Fiesta’s progress. It senses when a vehicle is losing grip and automatically applies a braking pulse to individual wheels, stabilising it. Using advanced sensors from the anti-lock braking and traction control systems it monitors the behaviour of the vehicle.

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Extra power for emergency braking

Emergency Brake Assist (EBA) helps your vehicle achieve maximum braking effectiveness in an emergency situation. It’s controlled automatically via the ESC system, which senses how much pressure you’ve applied to the brake yourself and automatically increases it, if necessary.

Warns you if your tyres lose pressure

It’s always important to keep your tyres at the correct pressure, to help you save fuel, preserve your tyres and help keep you safe. That’s why sensors constantly monitor every wheel and alert you if there’s a problem, so you can pull over, check it, and either re-inflate the tyre or change the wheel.

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