Mercury 2004 Monterey Specifications

Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Introduction
Instrument Cluster
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10
Warning and control lights
Gauges
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Entertainment Systems
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AM/FM stereo with CD
AM/FM stereo cassette with CD
Climate Controls
Manual heating and air conditioning
Rear window defroster
Lights
Headlamps
Turn signal control
Bulb replacement
Driver Controls
Windshield wiper/washer control
Steering wheel adjustment
Power windows
Mirrors
Speed control
Message center
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Locks and Security
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Keys
Locks
Anti-theft system
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Seating and Safety Restraints
Seating
Safety restraints
Air bags
Child restraints
Driving
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129
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Starting
Brakes
Transmission operation
Vehicle loading
Trailer towing
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Roadside Emergencies
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Getting roadside assistance
Hazard flasher switch
Fuel pump shut-off switch
Fuses and relays
Changing tires
Jump starting
Wrecker towing
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Customer Assistance
Reporting safety defects (U.S. only)
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Cleaning
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Maintenance and Specifications
216
Engine compartment
Engine oil
Battery
Fuel information
Part numbers
Refill capacities
Lubricant specifications
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254
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Accessories
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Index
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Introduction
CALIFORNIA Proposition 65 Warning
WARNING: Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and
certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to
the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other
reproductive harm. In addition, certain fluids contained in vehicles and
certain products of component wear contain or emit chemicals known
to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other
reproductive harm.
CONGRATULATIONS
Congratulations on acquiring your new Mercury. Please take the time to
get well acquainted with your vehicle by reading this handbook. The
more you know and understand about your vehicle, the greater the
safety and pleasure you will derive from driving it.
For more information on Ford Motor Company and its products visit the
following website:
• In the United States: www.ford.com
• In Canada: www.ford.ca
• In Mexico: www.ford.com.mx
• In Australia: www.ford.com.au
Additional owner information is given in separate publications.
This Owner’s Guide describes every option and model variant available
and therefore some of the items covered may not apply to your
particular vehicle. Furthermore, due to printing cycles it may describe
options before they are generally available.
Remember to pass on the Owner’s Guide when reselling the vehicle. It is
an integral part of the vehicle.
Fuel pump shut-off switch In the event of an accident the
safety switch will automatically cut off the fuel supply to the
engine. The switch can also be activated through sudden vibration (e.g.
collision when parking). To reset the switch, refer to the Fuel pump
shut-off switch in the Roadside emergencies chapter.
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SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION
Warning symbols in this guide
How can you reduce the risk of personal injury and prevent possible
damage to others, your vehicle and its equipment? In this guide, answers
to such questions are contained in comments highlighted by the warning
triangle symbol. These comments should be read and observed.
Warning symbols on your vehicle
When you see this symbol, it is
imperative that you consult the
relevant section of this guide before
touching or attempting adjustment
of any kind.
Protecting the environment
We must all play our part in
protecting the environment. Correct
vehicle usage and the authorized
disposal of waste, cleaning and
lubrication materials are significant
steps towards this aim. Information in this respect is highlighted in this
guide with the tree symbol.
BREAKING-IN YOUR VEHICLE
Your vehicle does not need an extensive break-in. Try not to drive
continuously at the same speed for the first 1,600 km (1,000 miles) of
new vehicle operation. Vary your speed to allow parts to adjust
themselves to other parts.
Drive your new vehicle at least 800 km (500 miles) before towing a
trailer.
Do not add friction modifier compounds or special break-in oils during
the first few thousand kilometers (miles) of operation, since these
additives may prevent piston ring seating. See Engine oil in the
Maintenance and specifications chapter for more information on oil
usage.
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SPECIAL NOTICES
Emission warranty
The New Vehicle Limited Warranty includes Bumper-to-Bumper Coverage,
Safety Restraint Coverage, Corrosion Coverage, and 6.0L Power Stroke
Diesel Engine Coverage. In addition, your vehicle is eligible for Emissions
Defect and Emissions Performance Warranties. For a detailed description
of what is covered and what is not covered, refer to the Warranty Guide
that is provided to you along with your Owner’s Guide.
Service Data Recording
Service data recorders in your vehicle are capable of collecting and
storing diagnostic information about your vehicle. This potentially
includes information about the performance or status of various systems
and modules in the vehicle, such as engine, throttle, steering or brake
systems. In order to properly diagnose and service your vehicle, Ford
Motor Company, Ford of Canada and service and repair facilities may
access vehicle diagnostic information through a direct connection to your
vehicle when diagnosing or servicing your vehicle.
Event Data Recording
Other modules in your vehicle — event data recorders — are capable of
collecting and storing data during a crash or near crash event. The
recorded information may assist in the investigation of such an event.
The modules may record information about both the vehicle and the
occupants, potentially including information such as:
• how various systems in your vehicle were operating;
• whether or not the driver and passenger seatbelts were buckled;
• how far (if at all) the driver was depressing the accelerator and/or the
brake pedal;
• how fast the vehicle was traveling; and
• where the driver was positioning the steering wheel.
To access this information, special equipment must be directly connected
to the recording modules. Ford Motor Company and Ford of Canada do
not access event data recorder information without obtaining consent,
unless pursuant to court order or where required by law enforcement,
other government authorities or other third parties acting with lawful
authority. Other parties may seek to access the information
independently of Ford Motor Company and Ford of Canada.
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Special instructions
For your added safety, your vehicle is fitted with sophisticated electronic
controls.
Please read the section Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)
in the Seating and Safety Restraints chapter. Failure to follow
the specific warnings and instructions could result in personal injury.
Front seat mounted rear facing child or infant seats should
NEVER be used in front of a passenger side air bag unless the
air bag can be and is turned OFF.
MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA VEHICLE SPECIFIC INFORMATION
For your particular global region, your vehicle may be equipped with
features and options that are different from the ones that are described
in this Owner Guide; therefore, a supplement has been supplied that
complements this book. By referring to the pages in the provided
supplement, you can properly identify those features, recommendations
and specifications that are unique to your vehicle. Refer to this Owner
Guide for all other required information and warnings.
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These are some of the symbols you may see on your vehicle.
Vehicle Symbol Glossary
Safety Alert
See Owner’s Guide
Fasten Safety Belt
Air Bag-Front
Air Bag-Side
Child Seat
Child Seat Installation
Warning
Child Seat Lower
Anchor
Child Seat Tether
Anchor
Brake System
Anti-Lock Brake System
Brake Fluid Non-Petroleum Based
Traction Control
AdvanceTrac娂
Master Lighting Switch
Hazard Warning Flasher
Fog Lamps-Front
Fuse Compartment
Fuel Pump Reset
Windshield Wash/Wipe
Windshield
Defrost/Demist
Rear Window
Defrost/Demist
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Vehicle Symbol Glossary
Power Windows
Front/Rear
Power Window Lockout
Child Safety Door
Lock/Unlock
Interior Luggage
Compartment Release
Symbol
Panic Alarm
Engine Oil
Engine Coolant
Engine Coolant
Temperature
Do Not Open When Hot
Battery
Avoid Smoking, Flames,
or Sparks
Battery Acid
Explosive Gas
Fan Warning
Power Steering Fluid
Maintain Correct Fluid
Level
Emission System
Engine Air Filter
Passenger Compartment
Air Filter
Jack
Check fuel cap
Low tire warning
MAX
MIN
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Instrument Cluster
WARNING LIGHTS AND CHIMES
Warning lights and gauges can alert you to a vehicle condition that may
become serious enough to cause extensive repairs. A warning light may
illuminate when a problem exists with one of your vehicle’s functions.
Many lights will illuminate when you start your vehicle to make sure the
bulb works. If any light remains on after starting the vehicle, have the
respective system inspected immediately.
Check engine: The Check Engine
indicator light illuminates when the
ignition is first turned to the ON
position to check the bulb. Solid
illumination after the engine is started indicates the On Board
Diagnostics System (OBD-II) has detected a malfunction. Refer to On
board diagnostics (OBD-II) in the Maintenance and Specifications
chapter. If the light is blinking, engine misfire is occurring which could
damage your catalytic converter. Drive in a moderate fashion (avoid
heavy acceleration and deceleration) and have your vehicle serviced
immediately.
Under engine misfire conditions, excessive exhaust temperatures
could damage the catalytic converter, the fuel system, interior
floor coverings or other vehicle components, possibly causing a fire.
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Check fuel cap: Illuminates when
the fuel cap may not be properly
installed. Continued driving with
this light on may cause the Check
engine warning light to come on,
refer to Fuel filler cap in the
Maintenance and Specification chapter.
Brake system warning light: To
confirm the brake system warning
light is functional, it will
momentarily illuminate when the
ignition is turned to the ON position when the engine is not running, or
in a position between ON and START, or by applying the parking brake
when the ignition is turned to the ON position. If the brake system
warning light does not illuminate at this time, seek service immediately
from your dealership. Illumination after releasing the parking brake
indicates low brake fluid level and the brake system should be inspected
immediately by your servicing dealership.
Driving a vehicle with the brake system warning light on is
dangerous. A significant decrease in braking performance may
occur. It will take you longer to stop the vehicle. Have the vehicle
checked by your dealer immediately.
Anti-lock brake system: If the
ABS light stays illuminated or
ABS
continues to flash, a malfunction has
been detected, have the system
serviced immediately. Normal
braking is still functional unless the brake warning light also is
illuminated.
Air bag readiness: If this light fails
to illuminate when ignition is turned
to ON, continues to flash or remains
on, have the system serviced
immediately. A chime will also sound when a malfunction in the
supplemental restraint system has been detected.
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Safety belt: Reminds you to fasten
your safety belt. A chime will also
sound to remind you to fasten your
safety belt.
Check transaxle: Illuminates when
a transaxle problem has been
detected and shifting may be
restricted. If the light remains on,
have the system serviced
immediately.
Charging system: Illuminates when
the battery is not charging properly.
Engine oil pressure: Illuminates
when the oil pressure falls below the
normal range, refer to Engine oil in
the Maintenance and
specifications chapter.
Engine coolant temperature:
Displays when the engine coolant
temperature is high. Stop the
vehicle as soon as possible, switch
off the engine and let cool. Refer to
Engine coolant in the
Maintenance and specifications
chapter.
Never remove the coolant recovery cap while the engine is
running or hot.
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Traction Control娂 or
AdvanceTrac娂 active (if
equipped): Displays when the
Traction Control娂 is active, refer to
the Driving chapter for more
information.
Traction Control娂 or
TRAC
AdvanceTrac娂 off light (if
OFF
equipped): Illuminates when the
Traction Control娂 has been disabled
(by the driver or as a result of a system failure). Refer to the Driving
chapter for more information.
Low tire warning: Illuminates
when the low tire warning system is
enabled. If the light remains on
while driving, the tire pressure
should be checked, refer to Low
tire warning in the Maintenance and Specifications chapter.
Low fuel: Illuminates when the fuel
level in the fuel tank is at or near
empty (refer to Fuel gauge in this
chapter).
Speed control: Illuminates when
the speed control is engaged. Turns
off when the speed control system
is disengaged.
Low washer fluid: Displays when
the windshield washer fluid is low.
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Door ajar: Displays which door or
the liftgate is open.
Turn signal: Illuminates when the
left or right turn signal or the
hazard lights are turned on. If the
indicators stay on or flash faster, check for a burned out bulb.
Bulb warning: Displays which bulb
is burned out. Depress the RESET
control to clear.
High beams: Illuminates when the
high beam headlamps are turned on.
Key-in-ignition warning chime: Sounds when the key is left in the
ignition in the OFF/LOCK or ACC position and the driver’s door is
opened.
Headlamps on warning chime: Sounds when the headlamps or parking
lamps are on, the ignition is off (the key is not in the ignition) and the
driver’s door is opened.
Turn signal warning chime: Sounds when the turn signal lever has
been activated to signal a turn and not turned off after the vehicle is
driven more than 0.8 km (1/2 mile).
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GAUGES
Speedometer: Indicates the
current vehicle speed.
Engine coolant temperature
gauge: Indicates engine coolant
temperature. At normal operating
temperature, the needle will be in
the normal range (between “H” and
“C”). If it enters the red section,
the engine is overheating. Stop
the vehicle as soon as safely
possible, switch off the engine and let the engine cool.
Never remove the coolant reservoir cap while the engine is
running or hot.
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Odometer: Registers the total
kilometers (miles) of the vehicle.
Refer to Message Center in the
Drivers Controls chapter on how to
switch the display from Metric to
English.
Trip odometer: Registers the
kilometers (miles) of individual
journeys.
To reset, press and hold the
message center RESET button for
three seconds to reset.
Tachometer: Indicates the engine
speed in revolutions per minute.
Driving with your tachometer
pointer continuously at the top of
the scale may damage the engine.
Fuel gauge: Indicates
approximately how much fuel is left
in the fuel tank (when the ignition
is in the ON position). The fuel
gauge may vary slightly when the
vehicle is in motion or on a grade.
The arrow near the fuel pump icon
indicates which side of the vehicle
the fuel filler door is located.
Refer to Filling the tank in the Maintenance and Specifications
chapter for more information.
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Entertainment Systems
PREMIUM IN-DASH SIX CD SOUND SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
/
Tuner: Press to
1.
manually go up or down the radio
frequency. Also use in menu mode
to select various settings.
2. Phone/mute: Press to mute the
playing media. Press again to return
to the playing media.
3. Menu: Press to toggle through
the following modes:
/
Treble: Press to adjust the treble setting. Use
Bass: Press to adjust the bass setting. Use
/
/
/
SEEK
SEEK
.
.
Balance: Press to adjust the audio between the left and right speakers.
Use
/
/
SEEK
.
Fade: Press to adjust the audio between the front and rear speakers.
/
/
SEEK
.
Use
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Speed sensitive volume: Radio volume automatically changes slightly
with vehicle speed to compensate for road and wind noise. Press MENU
/
/
SEEK
to adjust.
to access and use
Setting the clock: Your vehicle is equipped with an in-dash clock; Refer
to “Setting the clock” in the Driver Controls chapter for further
information.
Autoset: Allows you to set the strongest local radio stations without
losing your original manually set preset stations for AM/FM1/FM2 . Press
/
/
SEEK
to set.
MENU to access. Use
When the six strongest stations are filled, the station stored in preset 1
will begin playing. If there are less than six strong stations, the system
will store the last one in the remaining presets.
4. Aux: Press to toggle between
FES/DVD and AUX modes. If no
auxiliary sources are available, NO
AUX AUDIO will be displayed.
5. Seek: Press to access the next
strong station or track.
6. Text: In CD mode, press to
display the track name, artist name
and disc name (if available).
7. Shuffle: Press to play tracks in
random order.
8. Comp (Compression): In CD
mode, brings soft and loud CD
passages together for a more
consistent listening level.
9. Repeat: Press to repeat the
current CD track.
10. Fast forward: Press to
manually advance in a CD track.
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11. Rewind: Press to manually
reverse in a CD track.
12. Memory presets: To set a
station: Select frequency band
AM/FM; tune to a station, press and
hold a preset button until sound returns.
13. Scan: Press for a brief sampling
of radio stations or CD tracks. Press
again to stop.
14. Seek: Press to access the
previous strong station or track.
15. AM/FM: Press to select AM/FM
frequency band.
16. ON/OFF/Volume: Press to turn
ON/OFF. Turn to increase/decrease
volume.
If the volume is set above a certain
level and the ignition is turned off,
the volume will come back on at a
“nominal” listening level when the ignition switch is turned back on.
17. CD: Press to enter CD mode. If
a CD is already loaded into the
system, CD play will begin where it
ended last.
18. LOAD: Press to load a CD.
Press and hold to autoload up to six
CDs.
19. CD eject: Press to eject a CD.
Press and hold to auto eject all CDs
present in the system.
20. CD slot: Insert a CD label side
up.
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AM/FM STEREO WITH CASSETTE/CD (IF EQUIPPED)
/
Tuner: Press to
1.
manually go up or down the radio
frequency. Also use in menu mode
to select various settings.
2. Seek:Press to access the next
strong station or track.
3. Phone/mute: Press to mute the
playing media. Press again to return
to the playing media.
4. Menu: Press to toggle through
the following modes:
/
Treble: Press to adjust the treble setting. Use
Bass: Press to adjust the bass setting. Use
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/
/
SEEK
SEEK
.
.
Entertainment Systems
Balance: Press to adjust the audio between the left and right speakers.
Use
/
/
SEEK
.
Fade: Press to adjust the audio between the front and rear speakers.
/
/
SEEK
.
Use
Speed sensitive volume: Radio volume automatically changes slightly
with vehicle speed to compensate for road and wind noise. Press MENU
/
/
SEEK
to adjust.
to access and use
Setting the clock: Your vehicle is equipped with an in-dash clock. Refer
to “Setting the clock” in the Driver Controls chapter for further
information.
Autoset: Allows you to set the strongest local radio stations without
losing your original manually set preset stations for AM/FM1/FM2 . Press
/
/
SEEK
to set.
MENU to access. Use
When the six strongest stations are filled, the station stored in preset 1
will begin playing. If there are less than six strong stations, the system
will store the last one in the remaining presets.
Clean tape reminder: After 20 hours of cassette operation, the radio
will notify you that it is time to clean the cassette player head. After
cleaning the player head, you can clear the reminder through menu
control and selecting YES.
Dolby:
Dolby威 noise reduction: Reduces tape noise and hiss.
Use
/
/
SEEK
to cycle Dolby ON/OFF. The Dolby威 noise
reduction system is manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories
Licensing Corporation. Dolby威 and the double-D symbol are registered
trademarks of Dolby威 Laboratories Licensing Corporation.
5. AUX: Press to toggle between
FES/DVD and AUX modes. If no
auxiliary sources are available, NO
AUX AUDIO will be displayed. To return to radio mode, press AM/FM.
6. Tape eject: Press to eject a tape.
7. Text: In CD mode, displays track
title, artist name, and disc title (if
available).
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8. Shuffle: Press to play CD tracks
in random order.
9. Compress (Compression): In
CD mode, brings soft and loud CD
passages together for a more
consistent listening level.
10. Repeat: Press to repeat the
current CD track.
11. Fast forward: Press to
manually advance in a CD track.
12. Rewind: Press to manually
reverse in a CD track.
13. Memory presets: To set a
station: Select frequency band
AM/FM; tune to a station, press and
hold a preset button until sound returns.
14. Tape: Insert a tape facing to the
right.
15. Tape direction: Press to enter
tape mode. Press while in play mode
to change which side of the tape is
playing.
16. AM/FM: Press to select AM/FM
frequency band.
17. ON/OFF/Volume: Press to turn
ON/OFF. Turn to increase/decrease
volume.
If the volume is set above a certain
level and the ignition is turned off,
the volume will come back on at a
“nominal” listening level when the ignition switch is turned back on.
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18. CD: Press to enter CD mode. If
a CD is already loaded into the
system, CD play will begin where it
ended last.
19. CD eject: Press to eject a CD.
20. CD slot: Insert a CD label side
up.
21. Seek:Press to access the
previous strong station or track.
22. Scan: Press for a brief sampling
of radio stations or CD tracks. Press
again to stop.
AUXILIARY AUDIO CONTROLS (IF EQUIPPED)
Your vehicle may be equipped with auxiliary audio controls. This feature
allows the front and middle seat passengers to listen to different media
sources (radio, cassette, CD or DVD) simultaneously. (However, the front
and middle-seat passengers cannot listen to two different radio stations
at the same time.)
1. Volume: Press to
/
increase/decrease volume control.
2. Media: Press to select from
different playing medias.
/ : Press to activate dual
3.
play mode and enable the rear seat
passengers to hear audio through
the headphones. Press again to
deactivate.
4. MEM: Press consecutively to scroll through the preset stations,
change tape side (if equipped), or to change discs on multiple disc
radios (if equipped).
/
to access the next/previous strong radio station,
5. SEEK: Press
cassette selection or CD track.
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When the rear seat controls are activated, rear seat passengers can use
the controls to change the playing media for all passengers (Single Play
mode). In this mode, all speakers will play audio from the same media
source for all passengers to hear.
If there is a discrepancy between the rear seat controls and the front
audio controls (such as both trying to listen to the same playing media),
the front audio system will receive the desired selection.
To activate Dual Play mode (rear seat passengers listen to a different
playing media than the front seat passengers):
• Press the speaker/headphone control.
• Press MEDIA to change audio sources (for headphone mode only).
• Use the SEEK, VOLUME and MEMORY controls to make adjustments
to the playing media.
RADIO FREQUENCIES
AM and FM frequencies are established by the Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) and the Canadian Radio and Telecommunications
Commission (CRTC). Those frequencies are:
AM - 530, 540–1700, 1710 kHz
FM- 87.7, 87.9–107.7, 107.9 MHz
RADIO RECEPTION FACTORS
There are three factors that can affect radio reception:
• Distance/strength: The further you travel from an FM station, the
weaker the signal and the weaker the reception.
• Terrain: Hills, mountains, tall buildings, power lines, electric fences,
traffic lights and thunderstorms can interfere with your reception.
• Station overload: When you pass a broadcast tower, a stronger signal
may overtake a weaker one and play while the weak station frequency
is displayed.
CASSETTE/PLAYER CARE
Do:
• Tighten very loose tapes by inserting a pen or pencil into the hole and
turning the hub.
• Remove loose labels before inserting tapes.
• Allow tapes which have been subjected to extreme heat, humidity or
cold to reach a moderate temperature before playing.
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• Clean the cassette player head with a cassette cleaning cartridge after
10–12 hours of play to maintain good sound/operation.
Don’t:
• Use cassettes that are longer than 90 minutes.
• Expose tapes to direct sunlight, extreme humidity, heat or cold.
• Leave tapes in the cassette player for a long time when not being
played.
CD/CD PLAYER CARE
Do:
• Handle discs by their edges only. Never touch the playing surface.
• Inspect discs before playing. Clean only with an approved CD cleaner
and wipe from the center out.
Don’t:
• Expose discs to direct sunlight or heat sources for extended periods
of time.
• For vehicles equipped with a six disc CD changer, don’t insert more
than one disc into each slot of the CD changer magazine.
• Clean using a circular motion.
CD units are designed to play commercially pressed 12 cm (4.75
in) audio compact discs only. Due to technical incompatibility,
certain recordable and re-recordable compact discs may not
function correctly when used in Ford CD players. Irregular
shaped CDs, CDs with a scratch protection film attached, and CDs
with homemade paper (adhesive) labels should not be inserted
into the CD player. The label may peel and cause the CD to
become jammed. It is recommended that homemade CDs be
identified with permanent felt tip marker rather than adhesive
labels. Ball point pens may damage CDs. Please contact your
dealer for further information.
AUDIO SYSTEM WARRANTY AND SERVICE
Refer to the Warranty Guide for audio system warranty information. If
service is necessary, see your dealer or qualified technician.
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DUAL ZONE MANUAL HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM
WITH REAR PASSENGER COMPARTMENT CLIMATE CONTROL
(IF EQUIPPED)
1. Air flow selections: Controls
the direction of the airflow in the
vehicle. See the following for a brief
description on each control.
MAX A/C: Uses recirculated air to
cool the vehicle. Air flows from the
instrument panel vents only.
: Distributes air through the
instrument panel vents.
: Distributes air through the
instrument panel vents and the floor vents.
O (OFF): Outside air is shut out and the fan will not operate.
: Distributes air through the floor vents.
: Distributes air through the windshield defroster vents and floor
vents. The system will automatically provide outside air to reduce
window fogging.
: Distributes outside air through the windshield defroster vents. Can
be used to clear ice or fog from the windshield. The system will
automatically provide outside air to reduce window fogging.
Rear fan speed control: Press to increase (
2. R
) the fan speed.
(
) or decrease
3. REAR: Press to activate the rear climate controls.
REAR
Rear temperature control: Press to increase or
4.
decrease temperature in the rear of vehicle.
Rear defrost: Press to defrost the rear window. Refer to Rear
5. R
Window Defrost for more information. The same button will activate
both Rear Defrost and Heated Mirrors (if equipped).
Recirculated air: Used to manually enable or disable
6.
recirculated air operation. When activated, recirculates air in the cabin
thereby reducing the amount of time to cool down the interior of the
vehicle when used with A/C. May also help reduce undesired outside
odors from reaching the interior of the vehicle. Engages automatically
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with MAX A/C or can be engaged manually in any mode except Defrost.
Press to engage/disengage. To reduce humidity inside the vehicle, turn
recirculation off.
7. A/C: Press to engage/disengage. Uses outside or recirculated air to
cool the vehicle. Engages automatically in MAX A/C, Defrost and
Floor/Defrost. The A/C indicator light will illuminate in MAX A/C mode
and may or may not illuminate in Defrost, Floor/Defrost modes
depending on the previous selections.
8. Fan speed adjustment: Controls the volume of air circulated in the
vehicle.
9. Left temperature selection: Controls the temperature of the airflow
to the driver in the front of the vehicle.
10. Right temperature selection: Controls the temperature of the
airflow to the passenger in the front of the vehicle.
Operating tips
• To reduce fog build up on the windshield during humid weather, place
position.
the air flow selector in the
• To reduce humidity build-up inside the vehicle, do not drive in
recirculated air mode without the A/C running.
• Do not put objects under the front seats that will interfere with the
airflow to the back seats.
• Remove any snow, ice or leaves from the air intake area at the base of
the windshield.
To aid in side window defogging/demisting in cold weather:
1. Select
2. Select A/C
3. Set the temperature control to full heat.
4. Set the fan speed to the highest setting.
5. Direct the outer instrument panel vents towards the side windows
Do not place objects on top of the instrument panel as these
objects may become projectiles in a collision or sudden stop.
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ELECTRONIC AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL
(IF EQUIPPED)
Defrost: Distributes outside air through the windshield defroster
1.
vents. Can be used to clear ice or fog from the windshield. The system
will automatically provide outside air to reduce window fogging.
2. Rear temperature control: Press to increase/decrease the
temperature in the rear of the vehicle.
3. Passenger temperature control: Press to increase/decrease the
temperature for the passenger in the front of the vehicle.
4. R
Rear defrost: Press to defrost the rear window. Refer to Rear
Window Defrost for more information. The same button will activate
both Rear Defrost and Heated Mirrors (if equipped).
5. R
Rear fan speed control: Press to increase (
(
) the fan speed.
) or decrease
6.
Recirculation control: Press to engage/disengage. Used to
manually enable or disable recirculated air operation. When activated,
recirculates air in the cabin thereby reducing the amount of time to cool
down the interior of the vehicle. May also help reduce undesired odors
from reaching the interior of the vehicle. Engages automatically with
AUTO or can be engaged manually in any mode except Defrost. To
reduce humidity inside the vehicle, turn recirculation off.
7. A/C control: Press to turn on and manually control the air
conditioning. Press again to disengage. Press AUTO for the system to
automatically control the temperature.
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8.
:Distributes air through the windshield defroster vents and the
floor vents. The system will automatically provide outside air to reduce
window fogging.
: Distributes air through the floor vents. The system will
9.
automatically provide outside air to reduce window fogging.
: Distributes air through the instrument panel vents and the floor
10.
vents.
11.
: Distributes air through the instrument panel vents.
12. Manual override controls: Allows you to manually select where
airflow is directed and the fan speed. To return to full automatic control,
press AUTO.
Front fan speed control: Press to increase (
13. F
) the fan speed.
(
) or decrease
14. OFF: Outside air is shut out and the fan will not operate.
15. Driver temperature control: Press to increase/decrease the
temperature for the driver in the front of the vehicle.
16. AUTO: Press to engage automatic temperature control. Select the
desired temperature using the temperature control. When in AUTO
mode, the A/C light is illuminated no matter what the temperature
setting. The system will automatically determine fan speed, airflow
location, A/C on or off, and outside or recirculated air, to heat or cool the
vehicle to reach the desired temperature.
17. REAR: Press to activate the rear climate controls.
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ELECTRONIC AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL WITH
HEATED SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
Defrost: Distributes outside air through the windshield defroster
1.
vents. Can be used to clear ice or fog from the windshield. The system
will automatically provide outside air to reduce window fogging.
2. Rear temperature control: Press to increase or decrease the airflow
temperature to the rear of the vehicle. Rear temperature settings are
affected by the driver temperature setting. With only the middle
indicator light on, the rear temperature setting is the same as the driver
temperature setting. Additional indicator lights on represent a
temperature setting greater than or less than the driver temperature
setting.
3. Passenger temperature control: Press to increase/decrease the
temperature for the passenger in the front of the vehicle.
Rear defrost: Press to defrost the rear window. Refer to Rear
4. R
Window Defrost for more information. The same button will activate
both Rear Defrost and Heated Mirrors (if equipped).
Rear fan speed control: Press to increase (
5. R
) the fan speed.
(
) or decrease
Passenger heated seat control: Press to heat the passenger
6.
seat. Press once to activate high heat. Press a second time to activate
low heat. Press a third time to deactivate.
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:Distributes air through the windshield defroster vents and the
floor vents. The system will automatically provide outside air to reduce
window fogging.
8.
: Distributes air through the floor vents. The system will
automatically provide outside air to reduce window fogging.
: Distributes air through the instrument panel vents and the floor
9.
ducts.
10.
: Distributes air through the instrument panel vents.
11. Manual override controls: Allows you to manually select where
airflow is directed and the fan speed. To return to full automatic control,
press AUTO.
Driver heated seat control: Press to heat the driver seat. Press
12.
once to activate high heat. Press a second time to activate low heat.
Press a third time to deactivate.
Front fan speed control: Press to increase (
13. F
) the fan speed.
(
) or decrease
Recirculation control: Used to manually enable or disable
14.
recirculated air operation. When activated, recirculates air in the cabin
thereby reducing the amount of time to cool down the interior of the
vehicle when used with A/C. May also help reduce undesired outside
odors from reaching the interior of the vehicle. Engages automatically
with AUTO or can be engaged manually in any mode except Defrost.
Press to engage/disengage. To reduce humidity inside the vehicle, turn
recirculation off.
15. A/C control: ): Press to manually engage/disengage the air
conditioning. May engage automatically in AUTO.
16. OFF: Outside air is shut out and the fan will not operate.
17. Driver temperature control: Press to increase/decrease the
temperature to the driver in the front of the vehicle.
18. AUTO: Press to engage automatic temperature control. Select the
desired temperature using the temperature control. When in AUTO
mode, the A/C light is illuminated no matter what the temperature
setting. The system will automatically determine fan speed, airflow
location, A/C on or off, and outside or recirculated air, to heat or cool the
vehicle to reach the desired temperature.
19. REAR: Press to activate the rear climate controls.
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ELECTRONIC AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL WITH
HEATED AND COOLED SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
Defrost: Distributes outside air through the windshield defroster
1.
vents. Can be used to clear ice or fog from the windshield. The system
will automatically provide outside air to reduce window fogging.
2. Rear temperature control: Press to increase or decrease the airflow
temperature to the rear of the vehicle. Rear temperature settings are
affected by the driver temperature setting. With only the middle
indicator light on, the rear temperature setting is the same as the driver
temperature setting. Additional indicator lights on represent a
temperature setting greater than or less than the driver temperature
setting.
3. Passenger temperature control: Press to increase/decrease the
temperature for the passenger in the front of the vehicle.
Rear defrost: Press to defrost the rear window. Refer to Rear
4. R
Window Defrost for more information. The same button will activate
both Rear Defrost and Heated Mirrors (if equipped).
Rear fan speed control: Press to increase (
5. R
) the fan speed.
(
) or decrease
Passenger heated seat control: Press to heat the passenger
6.
seat. Press once to activate high heat. Press a second time to activate
low heat. Press a third time to deactivate.
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Passenger cooled seat control: Press to cool the passenger seat.
Press once to activate high cool. Press a second time to activate low
cool. Press a third time to deactivate.
8. DUAL: (Single/dual zone electronic temperature control): Allows the
driver to have full control of the front cabin temperature settings (single
zone) or allows the passenger to have control of their individual
temperature settings (dual zone control). Press to enable and turn on a
dual zone mode, press again to return to single zone.
9.
Airflow direction control: Press to toggle through the air
distribution modes listed below. The selected mode will illuminate in the
display.
: Distributes air through the windshield defroster vents and the floor
vents. The system will automatically provide outside air to reduce
window fogging.
: Distributes air through the floor vents. The system will
automatically provide outside air to reduce window fogging.
: Distributes air through the instrument panel and the floor vents.
: Distributes air through the instrument panel.
10.
Driver heated seat control: Press to heat the driver seat. Press
once to activate high heat. Press a second time to activate low heat.
Press a third time to deactivate.
11.
Driver cooled seat control: Press to cool the passenger seat.
Press once to activate high cool. Press a second time to activate low
cool. Press a third time to deactivate.
12. F
Front fan speed control: Press to increase (
) the fan speed.
(
) or decrease
13. OFF: Outside air is shut out and the fan will not operate.
14. Driver temperature control: Press to increase/decrease the
temperature for the driver.
15. AUTO: Press to engage automatic temperature control. Select the
desired temperature using the temperature control. When in AUTO
mode, the A/C light is illuminated no matter what the temperature
setting. The system will automatically determine fan speed, airflow
location, A/C on or off, and outside or recirculated air, to heat or cool the
vehicle to reach the desired temperature.
16. A/C control: ): Press to manually engage/disengage the air
conditioning. May engage automatically in AUTO.
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17. REAR: Press to activate the rear climate controls.
Recirculation control: Press to engage/disengage. Used to
18.
manually enable or disable recirculated air operation. When activated,
recirculates air in the cabin thereby reducing the amount of time to cool
down the interior of the vehicle when used with A/C. May also help
reduce undesired outside odors from reaching the interior of the vehicle.
Engages automatically with AUTO or can be engaged manually in any
mode except Defrost. Press to engage/disengage. To reduce humidity
inside the vehicle, turn recirculation off.
OPERATING TIPS
Automatic fan and air distribution are set primarily by the driver
temperature settings. When the driver and passenger temperature
settings are very different, you may need to use the manual fan speed
setting to achieve passenger comfort.
• To reduce fog build up on the windshield during humid weather, place
position.
the air flow selector in the
• To reduce humidity build up inside the vehicle: do not drive with the
air flow selector in the OFF or MAX A/C position.
• Do not put objects under the front seats that will interfere with the
airflow to the back seats.
• Remove any snow, ice or leaves from the air intake area at the base of
the windshield.
To aid in side window defogging/demisting in cold weather:
1. Select
2. Select A/C
3. Modulate the temperature control to maintain comfort.
4. Set the fan speed to HI
5. Direct the outer instrument panel vents towards the side windows
Do not place objects on top of the instrument panel as these
objects may become projectiles in a collision or sudden stop.
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AUXILIARY CLIMATE CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
1. Fan speed: Turn to select the
desired fan speed.
2. Temperature/mode selection:
The distribution of air from the
overhead and floor registers is based
on the temperature selected. Turn
to select from panel, floor and panel
and floor airflow in the rear of the
vehicle.
To use the rear climate controls,
ensure that REAR is pressed on the main climate control face.
TEMPERATURE SENSOR (IF EQUIPPED)
Your vehicle may be equipped with a
temperature sensor grid. This sensor
works together with the Automatic
Temperature Control system (if
equipped) to help ensure the cabin
remains at the desired temperature.
Do not place items over the
temperature sensor grid. This may
cause improper operation of the system.
REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER R
The rear defroster control is located on the climate control panel and
works to defrost your rear windshield from fog and ice. It also operates
the heated mirror (if equipped) to remove snow and ice from the side
mirrors. When pressing the defrost control, a light will illuminate. This
light will not go out until another mode is selected.
Ensure that the ignition is ON position. Press to turn the defroster
ON/OFF. The indicator light will illuminate when ON.
The defroster turns off automatically after 10 minutes or when the
ignition is turned to the OFF position. To manually turn off the defroster
before 10 minutes have passed, push the control again.
Do not use razor blades or other sharp objects to clean the inside
of the rear window or to remove decals from the inside of the
rear window. This may cause damage to the heated grid lines and
will not be covered by your warranty.
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CABIN AIR FILTER
Your vehicle is equipped with a Cabin air filter. The cabin air filter
restricts the entry of airborne dust and pollen particles. The filter is
located just in front of the windshield under the cowl vent screen on the
passenger side of the vehicle.
For more information, or to replace the filter, see your Ford, Lincoln or
Mercury Dealer.
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HEADLAMP CONTROL
Turns the lamps off.
Turns on the parking lamps,
instrument panel lamps, license
plate lamps and tail lamps.
P
Turns the headlamps on.
PULL
Note: Some vehicles may be equipped with a headlamps on with
wipers feature. In order for this feature to work:
• the igniton must be in run and the front wipers must be on greater
than 10 seconds except during a mist wipe or while the wipers are on
to clear washer fluid during a wash condition.
• the headlamps and park lamps be turned off when the ignition is in off
or accessory position, or the front wipers are off for more than 30
seconds while the ambient light level is at daytime brightness.
Foglamp control
The foglamps can be turned on
when the headlamp control is pulled
toward you and is in any of the
following positions:
• Parking lamps
• Low beams
• Autolamps
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Autolamp control (if equipped)
The autolamp system provides light
sensitive automatic on-off control of
the exterior lights normally
controlled by the headlamp control.
The autolamp system also keeps the
lights on for a fixed period of time
after the ignition switch is turned to
OFF.
• To turn autolamps on, rotate the
control counterclockwise.
• To turn autolamps off, rotate the control clockwise to OFF.
Daytime running lamps (DRL) (if equipped)
Turns the lowbeam headlamps on with a reduced output. To activate:
• the key must be in the ON position,
• the headlamp control is in the OFF, parking lamps or autolamp
position,
• and the transmission must be out of PARK.
Always remember to turn on your headlamps at dusk or during
inclement weather. The Daytime Running Light (DRL) System
does not activate your tail lamps and generally may not provide
adequate lighting during these conditions. Failure to activate your
headlamps under these conditions may result in a collision.
High beams
Push the lever toward the
instrument panel to activate. Pull
the lever towards you to deactivate.
2
1
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Flash to pass
Pull toward you slightly to activate
and release to deactivate.
2
1
Battery saver
The battery saver will shut off the exterior lamps and interior lamps,
except the hazard warning lamps if activated, 10 minutes after the ignition
control has been turned off. The battery saver will extend the time-out
period for courtesy lamps to 30 minutes if the liftgate is ajar or the dome
lamp is on via manual activation using the dome lamp switch or the
headlamp switch, whichever is provided. The system will not turn off the
parking lamps if the headlamp control is in the PARK position. For interior
lights, refer to Illuminated entry in the Locks and security chapter.
PANEL DIMMER CONTROL
Use to adjust the brightness of the
instrument panel during headlight
and parklamp operation.
• Rotate the thumbwheel from left
to right to brighten the
instrument panel.
• Rotate the thumbwheel from right
to left to dim the instrument panel.
Your vehicle also contains a feature called “sleeping baby mode” — in
which the dome lamps will remain off and only the lower lamps will
illuminate. This lighting mode can be activated by rotating the thumbwheel
to the first left detent position (as denoted by the half filled circle above).
Domelamp Control
The panel dimmer control also controls the domelamp operation.
• Rotate the thumbwheel fully to the right, past detent to activate the
domelamp.
• In order to turn off the domelamp, rotate the thumbwheel to the left.
The dome lamp will not illuminate if the control switch is in the OFF
position.
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AIMING THE HEADLAMPS
The headlamps on your vehicle are properly aimed at the assembly plant.
If your vehicle has been in an accident the alignment of your headlamps
should be checked by a qualified service technician.
You will need one #2 Phillips screwdriver to make the adjustments.
Vertical aim adjustment
1. Park the vehicle on a level surface approximately 7.6 meters (25 feet)
from a vertical wall or screen directly in front of it.
• (1) Eight feet
• (2) Center height of lamp to
ground
• (3) Twenty five feet
• (4) Horizontal reference line
2. Measure the height from the center of your headlamp to the ground
and mark a 2.4 meter (8 foot) horizontal reference line on the vertical
wall or screen at this height (a piece of masking tape works well). The
center of the lamp is marked by a 0.5 mm circle on the headlamp lens.
3. Turn on the low beam headlamps to illuminate the wall or screen and
open the hood.
4. On the wall or screen you will
observe a light pattern with high
intensity flat segments at the top
edge of the pattern. If the flat edges
are not at the horizontal reference
line, the beam will need to be
adjusted.
5. Locate the vertical adjuster on
each headlamp, then use a No. 2
Phillips screwdriver to turn the adjuster either counterclockwise (to
adjust up) or clockwise (to adjust down) positioning the horizontal edge
of the high intensity light on the horizontal reference line.
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6. HORIZONTAL AIM IS NOT REQUIRED FOR THIS VEHICLE AND IS
NON-ADJUSTABLE.
7. Close the hood and turn off the lamps.
TURN SIGNAL CONTROL
• Push down to activate the left
turn signal.
• Push up to activate the right turn
signal.
INTERIOR LAMPS
The interior lights illuminate when:
• any door is opened (and the operation switch is in the middle
position).
• the instrument panel dimmer switch is moved to the passenger side
position (right position).
• any of the remote entry controls are pressed and the ignition is OFF
(an the operation switch is in the middle position).
Map lamps (if equipped)
The map lamps and controls are
located on the center overhead
console. Press the raised portion on
each lens to activate the lamps.
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Second row & third row dome and map lamps (if equipped)
The second row dome and map lamps are located overhead, above the
second row passenger seats.
The dome lamp will stay on if the
panel dimmer control is moved to
the passenger side position. When
the control is in the middle position,
the lamp will only come on when a
door is opened. If the control is
moved to the driver’s side position,
the lamp will not come on at all.
The dome lamp will illuminate whenever a front door is opened. If either
front door has been opened from the outside, the lamp will remain on for
20 seconds after the door is shut. If any other door has been opened
from the inside, the lamp will shut off immediately after the door is
closed.
To activate the map lamps, press the control on either side of the center
operation switch.
Dome lamps (if equipped)
The front dome lamp is located overhead between the driver and
passenger seats.
The dome lamp will stay on if the
panel dimmer control is moved to
the passenger side position. When
the control is in the middle position,
the lamp will only come on when a
door is opened. If the control is
moved to the driver’s side position, the lamp will not come on at all.
The dome lamp will illuminate whenever a front door is opened. If either
front door has been opened from the outside, the lamp will remain on for
20 seconds after the door is shut. If any other door has been opened
from the inside, the lamp will shut off immediately after the door is
closed.
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Cargo lamp
The cargo lamp will stay on if the
control is moved to the driver side
position. When the control is in the
middle position, the lamp will only
come on when a door is opened. If
the control is moved to the
passenger’s side position, the lamp
will not come on at all.
With the ignition key in the ACC or ON position, the rear cargo lamp can
be turned ON or OFF by sliding the control.
BULBS
Replacing exterior bulbs
Check the operation of all the bulbs frequently.
Using the right bulbs
Replacement bulbs are specified in the chart below. Headlamp bulbs
must be marked with an authorized “D.O.T.” for North America and an
“E” for Europe to assure lamp performance, light brightness and pattern
and safe visibility. The correct bulbs will not damage the lamp assembly
or void the lamp assembly warranty and will provide quality bulb burn
time.
Function
Headlamps
Front park/turn lamps
Front side marker lamps
Fog lamps
Rear license plate lamps
High-mount brake lamp
Rear tail/stop/turn lamps
Backup lamps
Dome lamp (first row)
Cargo lamp
Map lamps (second row)
Dome lamp (third row)
Trade Number
H13
3457 AK (amber)
904NA (amber)
H1 LL
W5WL
LEDs (see dealer)
3157K
3156K
10W sofitte
10W sofitte
H6W
10W sofitte
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Function
Trade Number
Map lamps (overhead console)
906
Stepwell lamp
T-562
Front seat footwell
194
Front door mounted courtesy lamp
168
All replacement bulbs are clear in color except where noted.
To replace all instrument panel lights - see your dealer.
Replacing headlamp bulbs
To remove the headlamp bulb:
1. Make sure headlamp switch is in the OFF position, then open the hood.
2. Remove the two retainer pins to
release the headlamp assembly and
pull headlamp assembly forward to
expose the back of the bulb.
3. Disconnect the electrical
connector from the bulb by pulling
rearward and unlock the bulb by
rotating it counterclockwise.
Handle a halogen headlamp bulb carefully and keep out of
children’s reach. Grasp the bulb only by its plastic base and do
not touch the glass. The oil from your hand could cause the bulb to
break the next time the headlamps are operated.
Install the new bulb(s) in reverse order.
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Replacing front parking/turn/sidemarker signal bulbs
1. Make sure the headlamp switch is in the OFF position and open the hood.
2. Remove the two headlamp retaining pins to release the headlamp
assembly, then pull the headlamp assembly forward to expose the bulb
socket.
3. To remove the side marker bulb,
turn the bulb socket
counterclockwise, and pull the bulb
straight out of the socket.
4. To remove the parking/turn
bulb, turn the socket on the bottom
of the headlamp assembly
counterclockwise and pull the bulb
straight out of the socket.
Install the new bulb(s) in reverse order.
Replacing tail lamp/backup/turn lamp bulbs
1. Make sure the headlamp switch is
in the OFF position and open the
liftgate to expose the tail lamp
assembly, then remove the retaining
screws for the lamp assembly.
2. Carefully remove the lamp
assembly.
3. Rotate bulb socket
counterclockwise and remove from
lamp assembly.
4. Pull bulb straight out of socket and push in new bulb.
Install the new bulb(s) in reverse order.
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Replacing high-mount brakelamp bulbs
For bulb replacement, see a dealer or qualified technician.
Replacing license plate lamp bulb
The license plate bulbs are located in the license plate housing assembly
on the liftgate. To change the license plate bulbs:
1. Make sure the headlamp switch is
in the OFF position.
2. Remove the license lamp screw
from the assembly.
3. Pull the lamp down and twist the
bulb socket counterclockwise.
Remove the bulb socket from the
lamp.
4. Pull out the old bulb and push in
the new bulb.
5. Install the bulb socket in the lamp assembly by turning it clockwise.
6. Install the lamp assembly and secure it with the retaining screw.
Replacing foglamp bulbs
1. Make sure the foglamp switch is
in the OFF position.
2. Remove the bulb socket from the
foglamp by turning
counterclockwise.
3. Disconnect the electrical
connector.
Install the new bulb in reverse order.
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MULTI-FUNCTION LEVER
Windshield wiper: Rotate the end
of the control away from you to
increase the speed of the wipers;
rotate towards you to decrease the
speed of the wipers.
Windshield washer: Push the end
of the stalk:
• briefly: causes a single swipe of
the wipers without washer fluid.
• a quick push and hold: the wipers
will swipe three times with
washer fluid.
• a long push and hold: the wipers and washer fluid will be activated for
up to ten seconds.
Rear window wiper/washer controls
For rear wiper operation, rotate the
rear window wiper and washer
control to the desired position.
Select:
INT 2 — One second interval rear
wiper.
INT 1 — Ten second interval rear
wiper.
OFF — Rear wiper and washer off.
For rear wash cycle, rotate (and hold as desired) the rear wiper/washer
position.
control to either
From either position, the control will automatically return to the INT2 or
OFF position.
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Changing the wiper blades
1. Pull the wiper arm away from the
vehicle. Turn the blade at an angle
from the wiper arm. Push the lock
pin manually to release the blade
and pull the wiper blade down
toward the windshield to remove it
from the arm.
2. Attach the new wiper to the
wiper arm and press it into place
until a click is heard.
3. Replace wiper blades every 6
months for optimum performance.
TILT STEERING WHEEL
To adjust the steering wheel:
1. Pull and hold the steering wheel
release control toward you.
2. Move the steering wheel up or
down until you find the desired
location.
3. Release the steering wheel
release control. This will lock the
steering wheel in position.
Never adjust the steering wheel when the vehicle is moving.
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ILLUMINATED VISOR MIRROR (IF EQUIPPED)
Lift the mirror cover to turn on the
visor mirror lamps.
OVERHEAD CONSOLE (IF EQUIPPED)
The appearance of your vehicle’s overhead console will vary according to
your option package.
Conversation mirror
The conversation mirror allows the
driver to view the rear seating area.
This does not replace the
rear view mirror.
Refer to Power Sliding Doors
(PSD)(if equipped) in this chapter
for operation of doors.
Electronic compass/temperature display (if equipped)
The overhead console may have an electronic compass and outside air
temperature display. The compass heading and outside air temperature
are displayed together - side by side. The display, as a whole, can be
turned on or off by pressing the momentary push-button on the
overhead console. When the vehicle is turned off, the electronics display
will remember the last display state.
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Outside air temperature
The temperature can be displayed in
either Centigrade or Fahrenheit.
This is controlled via the Message
Center. Please refer to the Message
Center in this chapter to change
from English to metric. The ignition
key must be in the ON or ACC
position.
If the outside temperature falls
below 3°C (38°F), the display will alternate from “ICE” to the outside
temperature at a two second rate for one minute.
Compass
The vehicle heading is displayed as one of N, NE, E, SE, S, SW, W and
NW.
The compass reading may be affected when you drive near large
buildings, bridges, power lines and powerful broadcast antenna. Magnetic
or metallic objects placed in or on the vehicle may also affect compass
accuracy. Adjustments may need to be made to the zone and calibration
of the compass.
Zone variation mode
1. Determine which magnetic zone
you are in by referring to the zone
map.
2. Turn the ignition to the ON
position.
3 2
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4
14
13
5
12
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3. Press and hold the momentary
push-button for approximately 4
seconds, until VAR is displayed,
then release it. (Pressing the
momentary push-button for 8
seconds de-calibrates the
compass—see Compass
Calibration Mode).
4. Press the button to increment the
VAR number to the desired VAR
number. Wait 5 seconds without
button activity and the compass will return to the heading mode.
Note: If there is no button activity for 5 seconds, the compass writes the
displayed zone VAR number to memory and exits Zone Variation Mode
Compass calibration mode
1. Press the momentary push button
and hold it for more than 8 seconds.
After 8 seconds, CAL is displayed,
then release it.
Note: After button release CAL will
be displayed with a heading. The
compass is now de-calibrated and
enters the Initial AutoCal Mode.
2. Drive the vehicle in a tight circle
in a magnetically clean area such as
an open parking lot. Drive at a rate not faster than 15 seconds per circle
(5 MPH).
Note: Look for a parking lot away from buildings, light posts, manhole
covers, sewer and drainage grates and other metallic objects. Some
magnetic objects may be hidden underground. Look for signs of
underground utilities, water mains or other industrial structures. The
parking lot should be level and have a smooth surface. Blacktop is
preferred over cement as a cement surface often contains iron
reinforcing bars or metallic mesh that could interfere with the calibration
process.
• The CAL indication will turn off when the calibration process is
complete, leaving the compass heading on the display.
Note: This process normally takes about 11⁄2 circles but may take longer
if magnetic noise is present or if the circles are driven too fast.
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SLIDING DOOR OPERATION
Manual door operation
If equipped with a Power Sliding Door (PSD), turn the Power Door
Lockout control on the overhead console to the OFF position. Refer to
Disabling Power Operation of the PSD in this chapter for more
information.
Note: Before unlatching the left side door, verify that the fuel fill door is
closed. The left hand door will not open if the fuel door is open.
Slide the door carefully in a controlled manner to the full open position.
At the end of travel, firmly push the door against the bump stop to
engage the hold open mechanism to restrain the door. When operating
the door on a gradient, special care should be taken to manually control
the opening and closing speed of the door.
If the door is allowed to slide open or closed unrestrained,
personal injury or damage to the door could result.
When closing the sliding door, keep the head, hands and other body
parts of vehicle occupants out of the path of the closing door. Slide the
door closed in a careful, controlled manner.
When closing the sliding doors, you should verify they are free of
obstructions and ensure that children and/or pets are not in the
proximity of the sliding door openings. Injury could result if body parts
are caught or pinched in an uncontrolled sliding door.
Manual door operation when vehicle is stopped or parked on a
downhill grade
In some cases it may be necessary
to have someone hold the door
while rear seat passengers are
entering or exiting the vehicle. The
hold open mechanism will restrain
the door open when the vehicle is
parked on moderate downhill
grades. On more severe grades,
the operator should ensure that
the open door is stable and
secure against the stop, before
allowing passengers to enter or exit the vehicle or before
loading/unloading cargo.
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Vehicle operation with the door in the open position is not
recommended. Abrupt vehicle acceleration or deceleration could cause
the door to move suddenly and could result in injury or damage to the
door.
If the vehicle is parked on a downhill grade, the door could slam
shut and could result in injury or damage to the door. Ensure
that the open door is secure against the stop before allowing
passengers to enter or exit the vehicle.
Power Sliding Door (PSD) (if equipped)
With this option, you can open and close the sliding door(s) with the
controls inside your vehicle.
Opening and closing the PSD
The sliding door must be unlocked for the PSD to power open.
The PSD will operate without the key in the ignition. The transaxle must
be in PARK to open the PSD, when the key is in the ignition and turned
to the RUN position.
The fuel filler door must be closed
for the left door to operate. The
Power Door Lockout Control is
located in the overhead console.
When opening or closing the sliding doors, you should verify
they are free of obstructions and ensure that children and/or
pets are not in the proximity of the sliding door openings. Injury could
result if body parts are caught or pinched in an uncontrolled sliding
door.
With the Power Door Lockout Control in the ON position, either sliding
door can be opened or closed by:
• pushing and releasing the
overhead console right or left
hand control. Pressing this
control will also simultaneously
unlock all doors.
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• pushing and releasing the right or
left hand second row passenger
control. The control(s) are
located on the trim panel in front
of the sliding door.
• manually pulling the inside or
outside sliding door handle.
• by manually moving the door
when the door is in the open position. Manually pull the door about 6
inches in the desired direction of travel. The power door assist will
take over and complete the open or close operation.
• operating the remote transmitter. Refer to Remote Entry System in
the Locks and security chapter. Operating the transmitter will also
simultaneously unlock the doors.
Pressing any of the switches, overhead console, second row passenger, or
remote transmitter while the door is moving will cause the door to either
reverse direction or stop depending on the position and direction of
movement of the door.
Disabling PSD power operation
Pressing the Power Door Lockout Control to the OFF position prevents
power operation of the PSD using the rear seat control(s), inside or
outside handle or by manually moving the door. With the PSD rear
controls disabled, the door(s) can be opened manually with the inside or
outside handles. With the Power Door Lockout control in the OFF
position, the overhead console right and left hand controls and the
Remote Entry System remain functional. Disabling the PSD may be
desirable to prevent power operation of the door by rear seat passengers
or if manual operation of the door is desired or necessary when the
vehicle is stopped or parked on a steep downhill grade.
Refer to Manual Operation of the Sliding Door in this chapter for more
information.
With the child safety lock engaged, the inside handle operation will
always be disabled regardless of the position of the Power Door Lockout
control. See Sliding Door Child Safety Lock in this section for more
information. The trim mounted rear seat control and the outside handle
remain functional for power operation.
Safety/Obstructions
If anything obstructs the Power Sliding Door while it is power closing or
opening, the door will automatically reverse or stop depending on the
position of the door, provided it meets sufficient resistance.
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Resetting the PSD
The power sliding door may operate incorrectly or not at all because of
the following conditions:
• a low voltage or dead battery
• the door is left opened for more than 6 hours
• the battery is disconnected
• the PSD Passenger compartment fuse panel fuse (fuse #11) is
removed or blown. Refer to Fuses and relays in the Roadside
emergencies chapter.
If any of the above conditions has occurred, perform the following steps
to reset the PSD so that electronics can relearn the open and closed
positions:
1. Check to see if PSD is securely closed.
2. Make sure the gearshift is in (P) Park.
3. Push the PSD control on the overhead console to open the door.
4. Wait five (5) seconds and close the door by pressing the PSD control
on the overhead console.
5. Wait five (5) seconds and repeat Steps 3 and 4 then go on to step 6.
6. Repeat steps 3–5 for opposite door.
If the door still does not operate correctly:
7. Ensure the ignition is in the OFF position
8. Remove the PSD fuse (fuse #11) from the passenger fuse panel and
leave it out for thirty (30) seconds. Refer to the chapter on Fuses and
Relays. Refer to Fuses and relays in the Roadside emergencies
chapter.
9. Reinstall the fuse and wait ten (10) seconds.
10. Repeat steps 1–6 above.
If the door still does not operate correctly, see your dealer for service.
Sliding Door Child Safety Lock
Your vehicle is equipped with a sliding door child safety lock that helps
prevent passengers from operating the sliding door by using the inside
door handle, refer to Child safety locks in the Locks and Security
chapter.
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To open the sliding door when the
child safety lock is on:
• Unlock the sliding door and open
the door from the outside.
• Press the right or left hand
control on the overhead console
or the remote to open the door.
• The second row passenger switch will still be functional to open the
door. To prevent the second row passenger from operating the PSD,
turn the Power Door Lockout control to the OFF position.
Cleaning the Sliding Door Contacts
The sliding door contact switches
provide electrical information
between the sliding door and body,
which control the power locks and
the power sliding door (if
equipped). Care should be taken
while using waxes or polishes to
avoid contaminating the electrical
contact surfaces. Beverage and
other spills on the surfaces should
be cleaned immediately with a soap
and water solution and dried with a clean towel. Never use any abrasives
or dielectric grease on the contact surfaces. Periodically wiping the
surfaces with a soft clean cloth or paper towel will help remove oxidation
due to normal use. Refer to the Scheduled Maintenance Guide for
additional information.
INSTRUMENT PANEL STORAGE COMPARTMENT
The storage compartment may be
used to secure sunglasses or similar
sized objects. Press the control to
open the storage compartment.
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CLOCK (IF EQUIPPED)
Press the right + control to move
the time display forward.
Press the left - control to move the
time display backwards.
AUXILIARY POWER POINT
Power outlets are designed for accessory plugs only. Do not hang
any type of accessory or accessory bracket from the plug.
Improper use of the power outlet can cause damage not covered
by your warranty.
Do not plug optional electrical accessories into the cigarette lighter. Use
the power point.
Do not use the power point for operating the cigarette lighter element.
The Maximum power each power point can supply depends on the fuse
rating. For example: a 20A fuse should supply a maximum of 240 Watts,
a 15A fuse should supply a maximum of 180 Watts and a 10A fuse should
supply a maximum of 120 Watts. Exceeding these limits will result in a
blown fuse.
Always keep the power point caps closed when not being used.
There are up to three auxiliary power points in the following locations:
• Located on the instrument panel.
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• Located next to the second row
seat.
• Located on the right trim panel in
the rear cargo area.
POWER WINDOWS
When closing the power
windows, you should verify
they are free of obstructions and
ensure that children and/or pets
are not in the proximity of the
window openings.
Press and hold the bottom part of the rocker switch to open the window.
Press and hold the top part of the rocker switch to close the window.
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One touch down
Allows the driver’s window to open
fully without holding the control
down. Press completely down on
the bottom part of the rocker switch
and release quickly. Press the top
part of the rocker switch to stop.
Accessory delay
With accessory delay, the window switches may be used for up to ten
minutes after the ignition switch is turned to the OFF position or until
any door is opened.
Power vent windows
The power vent windows are
operated by a single switch located
on the instrument panel. Press and
hold the bottom of the switch to
open or the top of the switch to
close both vent windows.
A sound will be heard when opening
and closing the vent windows. This
is a normal noise that informs you
the windows are operating.
MIRRORS
Automatic dimming inside rear view mirror (if equipped)
Your vehicle is equipped with an inside rear view mirror which has an
auto-dimming function. The electronic day/night mirror will change from
the normal state to the non-glare state when bright lights (glare) reach
the mirror. When the mirror detects bright light from front or behind, it
will automatically adjust (darken) to minimize glare.
Do not block the sensor on the backside of the mirror since this may
impair proper mirror performance.
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Press the control to turn the mirror
OFF or AUTO.
The mirror will automatically return
to the normal state whenever the
vehicle is placed in R
(Reverse)(when the mirror is on) to ensure a bright clear view when
backing up.
OFF
AUTO
Power side view mirrors
To adjust your mirrors:
to adjust the left
1. Select
to adjust the right
mirror or
mirror.
2. Move the control in the direction
you wish to tilt the mirror.
3. Return to the center position to
lock mirrors in place.
Heated outside mirrors
(if equipped)
Both mirrors are heated
automatically to remove ice, mist
and fog when the rear window
defrost is activated.
Do not remove ice from the
mirrors with a scraper or
attempt to readjust the mirror
glass if it is frozen in place.
These actions could cause damage to the glass and mirrors.
Signal indicator mirrors (if equipped)
When the turn signal is activated,
the appropriate mirror will show a
blinking yellow arrow. When the
park lamps are on, the blinking
arrow will be dimmer.
The arrow provides an additional
warning to other drivers that your
vehicle is about to turn.
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When the sliding door is open, the indicator in the appropriate mirror
will flash indicating people may be entering/exiting the vehicle.
Fold-away mirrors
Pull the side mirrors in carefully
when driving through a narrow
space, like an automatic car wash.
POWER ADJUSTABLE FOOT PEDALS (IF EQUIPPED)
The accelerator and brake pedal
should only be adjusted when the
vehicle is stopped and the gearshift
lever is in the P (Park) position.
Press and hold the rocker control to
adjust accelerator and brake pedal
toward you or away from you.
The adjustment allows for approximately 73 mm (2.8 inches) of
maximum travel.
Never adjust the accelerator and brake pedal with feet on the
pedals while the vehicle is moving.
SPEED CONTROL
With speed control set, you can maintain a speed of 48 km/h (30 mph)
or more without keeping your foot on the accelerator pedal. Speed
control does not work at speeds below 48 km/h (30 mph).
If your vehicle is equipped with AdvanceTrac娂 system, the speed control
will automatically disengage when the road conditions change. When
driving conditions permit you can return to speed control by pressing
RESUME on the speed control. For more information on the
AdvanceTrac娂 system see AdvanceTrac娂 Stability Enhancement
System section in the Driving chapter.
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Do not use the speed control in heavy traffic or on roads that
are winding, slippery or unpaved.
Setting speed control
The controls for using your speed
control are located on the steering
wheel for your convenience.
1. Press the ON control and release
it.
2. Accelerate to the desired speed.
3. Press the SET + control and
release it.
4. Take your foot off the accelerator
pedal.
light on the
5. The indicator
instrument cluster will turn on.
Note:
• Vehicle speed may vary momentarily when driving up and down a
steep hill.
• If the vehicle speed increases above the set speed on a downhill, you
may want to apply the brakes to reduce the speed.
• If the vehicle speed decreases more than 16 km/h (10 mph) below
your set speed on an uphill, your speed control will disengage.
Disengaging speed control
To disengage the speed control:
• Depress the brake pedal
Disengaging the speed control will not erase previous set speed.
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Resuming a set speed
Press the RESUME control and
release it. This will automatically
return the vehicle to the previously
set speed. The RESUME control will
not work if the vehicle speed is not
faster than 48 km/h (30 mph).
Increasing speed while using speed control
There are two ways to set a higher
speed:
• Press and hold the SET + control
until you get to the desired
speed, then release the control.
You can also use the SET +
control to operate the Tap-Up
function. Press and release this
control to increase the vehicle set speed in small amounts by 1.6 km/h
(1 mph).
• Use the accelerator pedal to get to the desired speed. When the
vehicle reaches that speed press and release the SET + control.
Reducing speed while using speed control
There are two ways to reduce a set
speed:
• Press and hold the CST - control
until you get to the desired
speed, then release the control.
You can also use the CST control to operate the Tap-Down
function. Press and release this
control to decrease the vehicle set speed in small amounts by 1.6
km/h (1 mph).
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• Depress the brake pedal until the
desired vehicle speed is reached,
press the SET + control.
Turning off speed control
There are two ways to turn off the speed control:
• Depress the brake pedal. This will
not erase your vehicle’s
previously set speed.
• Press the speed control OFF
control.
Note: When you turn off the speed
control or the ignition, your speed
control set speed memory is erased.
STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS (IF EQUIPPED)
RADIO CONTROL FEATURES
• Press MEDIA to select AM, FM1,
FM2, TAPE or CD (if equipped).
In Radio mode:
• Press SEEK to select a preset
station from memory.
In Tape mode:
• Press SEEK to listen to the next
selection on the tape.
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In CD mode:
• Press SEEK to listen to the next track on the disc.
In any mode:
• Press VOL up or down to adjust
the volume.
• Press MUTE to mute the volume.
CENTER CONSOLE (IF EQUIPPED)
Your vehicle may be equipped with a variety of console features. These
include:
• Utility compartment
CELL PHONE USE
The use of Mobile Communications Equipment has become increasingly
important in the conduct of business and personal affairs. However,
drivers must not compromise their own or others’ safety when using
such equipment. Mobile Communications can enhance personal safety
and security when appropriately used, particularly in emergency
situations. Safety must be paramount when using mobile communications
equipment to avoid negating these benefits.
Mobile Communication Equipment includes, but is not limited to cellular
phones, pagers, portable email devices, in vehicle communications
systems, telematics devices and portable two-way radios.
A driver’s first responsibility is the safe operation of the vehicle.
The most important thing you can do to prevent a crash is to
avoid distractions and pay attention to the road. Wait until it is safe to
operate Mobile Communications Equipment.
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POSITIVE RETENTION FLOOR MAT (IF EQUIPPED)
To install floor mats that have a retention post:
Position the floor mat so that the
eyelet is over the pointed end of the
retention post and rotate forward to
lock in. Make sure that the mat does
not interfere with the operation of
the accelerator or the brake pedal.
To remove the floor mat, reverse the
installation procedure.
To install floor mats that have a screw in retainer:
1. Move the driver’s seat to the most rearward position
2. Position the driver’s side floor mat with the rear of the mat against left
(outboard) front edge of seat track mounting bracket.
3. Use a screwdriver to screw locator post into vehicle carpeting. Exert
pressure while turning to pierce the carpeting.
When installed properly, the locator will not screw down tightly, but will
rotate freely.
Use only Ford original Equipment floor mats. Do not stack multiple floor
mats over the Ford original equipment floor mats as they are not
positively retained.
HOMELINK姞 WIRELESS CONTROL SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
The HomeLink威 Wireless Control System, located on the driver’s visor,
provides a convenient way to replace up to three hand-held transmitters
with a single built-in device. This feature will learn the radio frequency
codes of most current transmitters to operate garage doors, entry gate
operators, security systems, entry door locks, and home or office lighting.
When programming your HomeLink威 Wireless Control System to
a garage door or gate, be sure that people and objects are out of
the way to prevent potential harm or damage.
Do not use the HomeLink威 Wireless Control System with any garage
door opener that lacks safety stop and reverse features as required by
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U.S. federal safety standards (this includes any garage door opener
model manufactured before April 1, 1982). A garage door which cannot
detect an object, signaling the door to stop and reverse, does not meet
current U.S. federal safety standards. For more information, contact
HomeLink威 at: www.homelink.com or 1–800–355–3515.
Retain the original transmitter for use in other vehicles as well as for
future programming procedures (i.e. new HomeLink威 equipped vehicle
purchase). It is also suggested that upon the sale of the vehicle, the
programmed Homelink威 buttons be erased for security purposes, refer to
Programming in this section.
Programming
Do not program HomeLink威 with the vehicle parked in the garage.
Note: Your vehicle may require the ignition switch to be turned to the
ACC position for programming and/or operation of the HomeLink威. It is
also recommended that a new battery be placed in the hand-held
transmitter of the device being programmed to HomeLink威 for quicker
training and accurate transmission of the radio-frequency signal.
1. Press and hold the two outside
buttons releasing only when the red
light begins to flash after 20
seconds. Do not repeat step one to
program additional hand-held
transmitters to the remaining two
HomeLink威 buttons. This will erase
previously programmed hand-held
transmitter signals into HomeLink威.
2. Position the end of your
hand-held transmitter 2–8 cm (1–3 inches) away from the HomeLink威
button you wish to program (located on your visor) while keeping the
red light in view.
3. Simultaneously press and hold
both the HomeLink威 and hand-held
transmitter button. Do not release
the buttons until step 4 has been
completed.
Some entry gates and garage door
openers may require you to replace
step 3 with procedures noted in the
“Gate Operator and Canadian Programming” section for Canadian residents.
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4. The red light will flash slowly and then rapidly. Release both buttons
when the red light flashes rapidly. (The rapid flashing light indicates
acceptance of the hand-held transmitters’ radio frequency signals.)
5. Press and hold the just-trained HomeLink威 button and observe the red
light. If the light is a constant red, programming is complete and your
device should activate when the HomeLink威 button is pressed and
released. Note: To program the remaining two HomeLink威 buttons,
begin with step 2 in the “Programming” section — do not repeat step 1.
Note: If the red light blinks rapidly for two seconds and then turns to a
continuous red, proceed with steps 6 through 8 to complete
programming of a rolling code equipped device.
6. At the garage door opener receiver (motor-head unit) in the garage,
locate the “learn” or “smart” button (usually near where the hanging
antenna wire is attached to the unit).
7. Press and release the “learn” or “smart” button. (The name and color
of the button may vary by manufacturer.)
Note: There are 30 seconds in which to initiate step eight.
8. Return to the vehicle and firmly press, hold for two seconds and
release the HomeLink威 button. Repeat the press/hold/release sequence
again, and, depending on the brand of the garage door opener (or other
rolling code equipped device), repeat this sequence a third time to
complete the programming.
HomeLink威 should now activate your rolling code equipped device. To
program additional HomeLink威 buttons begin with step 2 in the
“Programming” section. For questions or comments, please contact
HomeLink at www.homelink.com or 1–800–355–3515.
Gate Operator & Canadian Programming
During programming, your
hand-held transmitter may
automatically stop transmitting —
not allowing enough time for
HomeLink威 to accept the signal
from the hand-held transmitter.
After completing steps 1 and 2
outlined in the “Programming”
section, replace step 3 with the following:
Note: If programming a garage door opener or gate operator, it is
advised to unplug the device during the “cycling” process to prevent
overheating.
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• Continue to press and hold the HomeLink威 button (note step 3 in the
“Programming” section) while you press and release — every two
seconds (“cycle”) your hand-held transmitter until the frequency
signal has been accepted by the HomeLink威. The red indicator light
will flash slowly and then rapidly after HomeLink威 accepts the radio
frequency signal.
• Proceed with step 4 in the “Programming” section.
Operating the HomeLink姞 Wireless Control System
To operate, simply press and release
the appropriate HomeLink威 button.
Activation will now occur for the
trained product (garage door, gate
operator, security system, entry
door lock, or home or office lighting
etc.). For convenience, the
hand-held transmitter of the device
may also be used at any time. In the event that there are still
programming difficulties, contact HomeLink威 at www.homelink.com or
1–800–355–3515.
Erasing HomeLink姞 buttons
To erase the three programmed
buttons (individual buttons cannot
be erased):
• Press and hold the two outer
HomeLink威 buttons until the red
indicator light begins to
flash-after 20 seconds. Release
both buttons. Do not hold for
longer that 30 seconds.
HomeLink威 is now in the train (or
learning) mode and can be programmed at any time beginning with step
2 in the “Programming” section.
Reprogramming a single HomeLink姞 button
To program a device to HomeLink威 using a HomeLink威 button previously
trained, follow these steps:
1. Press and hold the desired HomeLink威 button. Do NOT release the
button.
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2. The red indicator light will begin to flash after 20 seconds. Without
releasing the HomeLink威 button, follow step 2 in the “Programming”
section.
For questions or comments, contact HomeLink威 at www.homelink.com
or 1–800–355–3515.
MESSAGE CENTER
With the ignition in the ON position,
the message center, located on your
instrument cluster, displays
important vehicle information
through a constant monitor of
vehicle systems. You may select
display features on the message
center for a display of status preceded by a brief indicator chime. The
system will also notify you of potential vehicle problems with a display of
system warnings followed by an indicator chime.
Selectable features
Reset
Press this control to select and reset functions shown in the INFO menu
and SETUP menu.
Info menu
This control displays the following
options:
• Odometer
• Distance to Empty
• Trip Odometer
• Average Fuel Economy
• Trip Elapsed Drive Time
• Display On/Off (top two lines)
Odometer/Trip Odometer
Refer to Gauges in the Instrument Cluster chapter.
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RESET
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Distance to empty (DTE)
Selecting this function from the
INFO menu estimates approximately
how far you can drive with the fuel
remaining in your tank under
normal driving conditions.
Remember to turn the ignition OFF
when refueling to allow this feature
to correctly detect the added fuel.
DTE is calculated using a running average fuel economy, which is based
on your recent driving history of 800 km (500 miles). This value is not
the same as the average fuel economy display. The running average fuel
economy is reinitialized to a factory default value if the battery is
disconnected.
Average Fuel Economy (AFE)
Select this function from the INFO
menu to display your average fuel
economy in 100 km/liters or
miles/gallon.
If you calculate your average fuel
economy by dividing liters of fuel
used by 100 kilometers traveled (miles traveled by gallons used), your
figure may be different than displayed for the following reasons:
• your vehicle was not perfectly level during fill-up
• differences in the automatic shut-off points on the fuel pumps at
service stations
• variations in top-off procedure from one fill-up to another
• rounding of the displayed values to the nearest 0.1 liter (gallon)
1. Drive the vehicle at least 8 km (5 miles) with the speed control
system engaged to display a stabilized average.
2. Record the highway fuel economy for future reference.
It is important to press the RESET control after setting the speed
control to get accurate highway fuel economy readings.
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Trip elapsed drive time
Select this function from the INFO
menu to display your trip elapsed
drive time. When selected the
display will accumulate when the
key is in the RUN position.
1. Press the INFO control until the
message center display shows the TRIP TIME XX:XX:XX.
2. Hold the RESET control down for two seconds to clear display.
Display on/off
Select this function from the INFO menu to turn the upper two lines of
the message center display OFF or ON.
Setup menu
Press this control for the following
displays:
• Language
• Units (English/Metric)
• System Check
INFO
SETUP
RESET
Language
1. Select this function from the
SETUP menu for the current
language to be displayed.
2. Pressing the RESET control
cycles the message center through
each of the language choices.
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3. Press and hold the RESET
control for 2 seconds to set the
language choice.
Units (English/Metric)
1. Select this function from the
SETUP menu for the current units
to be displayed.
2. Press the RESET control to
change from English to Metric.
System check
Selecting this function from the
SETUP menu causes the message
center to cycle through each of the
systems being monitored. For each
of the monitored systems, the
message center will indicate either
an OK message or a warning
message for three seconds.
Pressing the RESET control cycles the message center through each of
the systems being monitored.
The sequence of the system check report is as follows:
1. Oil life in XX%
2. Charging system
3. Washer fluid level
4. Brake fluid level
5. Doors and liftgate status
6. Exterior lamps status
7. Traction Control娂 status
8. Tire inflation status
9. Fuel level status (hold to reset to relearn)
10. Distance to empty
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System warnings
System warnings alert you to possible problems or malfunctions in your
vehicle’s operating systems.
In the event of a multiple warning situation, the message center will
cycle the display to show all warnings by displaying each one for 4
seconds.
The message center will display the last selected feature if there are no
more warning messages. This allows you to use the full functionality of
the message center after you acknowledge the warning by pressing the
RESET control and clearing the warning message.
Warning messages that have been reset are divided into three categories:
• They will reappear on the display ten minutes from the reset.
• They will not reappear until an ignition OFF-ON cycle has been
completed.
• Warning returns upon another event.
This acts as a reminder that these warning conditions still exist within
the vehicle.
Driver’s door ajar
Passenger door ajar
Left rear door ajar
Right rear door ajar
Transmission overheated
Check traction control (if
equipped)
Park brake set
Check brake system
Reduce engine power
Stop engine safely
Warning cannot be reset
Warning returns after 10 minutes
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Liftgate ajar
Warning returns after the ignition key
is turned from OFF to ON
Check left park lamp
Check right park lamp
Check left headlamp
Check fuel cap
Check right headlamp
Check left turn lamp
Washer fluid low
Check right turn lamp
Change oil soon
Check brake lamps
Check tires
Warning returns upon another event
Turn signal on reminder
DRIVER’S DOOR AJAR. Displayed when the driver’s door is not
completely closed.
PASSENGER DOOR AJAR. Displayed when the passenger side door is
not completely closed.
LEFT REAR DOOR AJAR. Displayed when the driver’s rear door is not
completely closed.
RIGHT REAR DOOR AJAR. Displayed when the passenger side rear
door is not completely closed.
LIFTGATE AJAR. Displayed when the liftgate is not completely closed.
TRANSMISSION OVERHEATED. Indicates the transmission is
overheating. This warning may appear when towing heavy loads or when
driving in a low gear at a high speed for an extended period of time.
Stop the vehicle as soon as safely possible, turn off the engine and let it
cool. Check the transmission fluid and level. Refer to Transmission
fluid in the Maintenance and specifications chapter. If the warning
stays on or continues to come on, contact your dealer for transmission
service as soon as possible.
PARK BRAKE SET. Displayed when the manual park brake is set. If
the warning stays on after the park brake is released, contact your dealer
as soon as possible.
CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM. Displayed when the braking system is not
operating properly. If the warning stays on or continues to come on,
contact your dealer as soon as possible.
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REDUCED ENGINE POWER. Displayed when the engine temperature
exceeds safe driving operating range and the vehicle limits engine power
to prevent engine damage.
STOP ENGINE SAFELY. Displayed when the engine temperature
exceeds safe driving operating range and the engine must be shut down
to prevent damage. Stop the vehicle as soon as possible and turn off the
engine. If this warning stays on, contact your dealer as soon as possible.
CHECK BRAKE LAMPS. Displayed when the brake lamps are
activated and at least one is burned out. Check the lamps as soon as
possible and have the burned out lamp replaced. The center high-mount
brakelamp is not monitored.
CHECK LEFT OR RIGHT HEADLAMPS. Displayed when the
headlamps are activated and at least one is burned out. Check the lamps
as soon as possible and have the burned out lamp replaced. Refer to
Replacing headlamp bulbs in the Lights chapter.
CHECK LEFT OR RIGHT PARK LAMPS. Displayed when the park
lamps are activated and at least one is burned out. Check the lamps as
soon as possible and have the burned out lamp replaced.
CHECK LEFT OR RIGHT TURN LAMPS. Displayed when the turn
signals are activated and at least one is burned out. Check the lamps as
soon as safely possible and have the burned out lamp replaced.
CHECK TRACTION CONTROL (if equipped). Displayed when the
Traction Control娂 system is not operating properly. If this warning stays
on, contact your dealer for service as soon as possible. For further
information, refer to Traction control娂 in the Driving chapter.
CHECK FUEL CAP. Displayed when the fuel filler cap is not properly
installed. Check the fuel filler cap for proper installation. Refer to Fuel
filler cap in the Maintenance and specifications chapter.
CHECK TIRES. Displayed when low tire pressure is detected in one or
more tires. Refer to Checking the tire pressure in the Maintenance
and specifications chapter.
TURN SIGNAL ON REMINDER. Displayed when the turn signal is
activated and the vehicle is driven more that 0.8 km (1/2 mile).
WASHER FLUID LOW. Indicates the washer fluid reservoir is less than
one quarter full. Check the washer fluid level. Refer to Windshield
washer fluid in the Maintenance and specifications chapter.
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CHANGE OIL SOON. Displayed when the engine oil life remaining is 5
percent or less. When oil life left is between 5% and 0%, the CHANGE
OIL SOON message will be displayed. When oil life left reaches 0%, the
OIL CHANGE REQUIRED message will be displayed.
An oil change is required whenever indicated by the message center.
USE ONLY RECOMMENDED ENGINE OILS.
To reset the oil monitoring system to 100% after each oil change
[approximately 8 000 km (5 000 miles) or 180 days] perform the
following:
1. Press the SETUP control to
access the System Check function.
2. Press and release the RESET
control to display “OIL LIFE XX%
HOLD RESET NEW”.
3. Press and hold the RESET
control for 2 seconds to display “IF
NEW OIL HOLD RESET”.
4. Press and hold the RESET
control to display “OIL LIFE SET
TO 100%”. Your oil life is now reset.
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To reset the oil monitoring system to your personalized oil life %:
1. Press the SETUP control to
access the System Check function.
2. Press and release the RESET
control to display “OIL LIFE XX%
HOLD RESET NEW”.
3. Press and hold the RESET
control for 2 seconds to display “IF
NEW OIL HOLD RESET”.
4. Release the RESET control
momentarily, then press RESET and
SETUP controls at the same time to
activate a service mode which will
display “OIL LIFE XX% RESET TO
ALTER”.
5. Press RESET until you find your personalized OIL LIFE XX%.
6. With your personalized OIL LIFE XX% displayed, press SETUP to
continue the system check.
DATA ERR. These messages indicate improper operation of the vehicle
network communication between electronic modules.
• Fuel Computer
• Liftgate sensor
• Exterior lamps
• Oil life
• Traction control
• Charging system
• Washer fluid
• Door sensor
• Brake Fluid
Contact your dealer as soon as possible if these messages occur on a
regular basis.
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LIFTGATE
Unlock the liftgate (but not release
it) with the power door lock system
and remote entry key fob.
To open the liftgate, pull the liftgate
handle rearward.
• Do not open the liftgate in a
garage or other enclosed area
with a low ceiling. If the liftgate is
opened, the liftgate could be
damaged against a low ceiling.
• Do not leave the liftgate open while driving. Doing so could cause
serious damage to the liftgate and its components as well as allowing
carbon monoxide to enter the vehicle.
Make sure that the liftgate door is closed to prevent exhaust
fumes from being drawn into the vehicle. This will also prevent
passengers and cargo from falling out. If you must drive with the
liftgate door open, keep the vents open so outside air comes into the
vehicle.
CARGO AREA FEATURES
Cargo net (if equipped)
The cargo pouch net secures
lightweight objects in the cargo
area. Attach the net to the anchors
provided. Do not put more than 22
kg (50 lbs.) in the net.
The cargo net is not
designed to restrain objects
during a collision or heavy
braking.
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Utility hooks (if equipped)
The utility hooks can be used to
hang small items. Do not hang more
than 12 kg (20 lbs.) on each of the
hooks. The hooks are not designed
to restrain objects during a collision.
LUGGAGE RACK (IF EQUIPPED)
Maximum load is 75 kg (165 lbs) on the roof rack structure, or 45 kg
(100 lbs) on the roof panel, evenly distributed. If it is not possible to
distribute the load, position it as far rearward as possible.
To adjust the cross-bar (if equipped) position:
1. Loosen the thumbwheel at both
ends of the cross-bar (both
cross-bars are adjustable).
2. Slide cross-bar to the desired
location and tighten the thumbwheel
at both ends of the cross-bar.
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To remove the cross-bar (if equipped) assembly:
1. Loosen the thumbwheel (2) at both ends of the cross-bar (1) and
slide the cross-bar (1) to the end of the side rails (4).
2. Remove the two thumbwheels (2), clamps (3) and cross-bar (1) from
the side rails (4).
To install the cross-bar (if
equipped) assembly:
Note: Ensure that both cross-bars
are installed with the arrow, located
on the bottom of the cross-bar end,
facing towards the front of the
vehicle.
1. Position the cross bar (1) on the
side rails (4) with the arrow facing
towards the front of the vehicle.
2. Align the clamps (3) under the side rails (4) and install the
thumbwheels (2) through the cross bar (1) and side rails (4) into the
clamps (3). Repeat steps 1 and 2 to install the other cross-bar.
Note: When the cross-bars are not in use, remove or move the
cross-bars to the back of the roof rack for optimum wind noise.
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KEYS
The key operates all locks on your vehicle. In case of loss, replacement
keys are available from your dealer.
You should always carry a second key with you in a safe place in case
you require it in an emergency.
Refer to SecuriLock娂 Passive Anti-Theft System for more information.
POWER DOOR LOCKS
Press control to unlock all doors.
Note: When the perimeter alarm is
armed, the power door locks
“inhibit” state is enabled and this
switch is disabled.
Press control to lock all doors.
Memory lock
If you lock your doors with the power lock switch, the keyless entry
system or the remote entry transmitter while the sliding door is open,
the door will automatically lock after it is closed.
Smart locks (if equipped)
This feature prevents you from locking yourself out of the vehicle if your
key is still in the ignition.
When you open the driver’s door and you lock the vehicle with the power
door lock control, all the doors will lock, then the driver’s door will
automatically unlock reminding you that your key is still in the ignition.
The vehicle can still be locked, with the key in the ignition, using the
manual lock button on the door, locking the driver’s door with a key, by
simultaneously pressing button 7 • 8 and the 9 • 0 controls on the
remote entry keypad (if equipped), or using the lock button on the
remote entry transmitter (if equipped).
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Childproof door locks
• When these locks are set, the
sliding doors cannot be opened
with the inside handle.
• The sliding doors can be opened
from the outside when the doors
are unlocked.
The childproof lock controls are
located on front edge of each sliding
door and must be set separately for each door. Setting the lock for one
door will not automatically set the lock for both doors.
• Move lock control up to engage the childproof lock feature.
• Move control down to disengage childproof lock feature.
If your vehicle is equipped with power sliding door(s), refer to the
Power Sliding Door section of this chapter for more information on how
the childproof locks operate with this system.
REMOTE ENTRY SYSTEM
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules and with RS-210 of
Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) This device
must accept any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to
operate the equipment.
• 3–button remote
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• 5–button remote
The remote entry system allows you to:
• lock or unlock all vehicle doors and liftgate without a key.
• unlock/open a RH power sliding door and/or LH power sliding door (if
equipped).
• activate the personal alarm.
• arm and disarm the perimeter anti-theft system (if equipped).
If there is any potential remote keyless entry problem with your vehicle,
ensure ALL remote entry transmitters are taken to your authorized
dealer to aid in troubleshooting.
Unlocking the doors
and release to unlock the driver’s door. Note: The interior
1. Press
lamps will illuminate and the anti-theft system (if equipped) will disarm.
and release again within three seconds to unlock all doors
2. Press
and the liftgate.
Opening/closing power sliding doors (if equipped)
• 5–button remote
• Press this control twice within three seconds to open the power
sliding door. The interior lamps will illuminate.
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• Press this control another two times within three seconds to close the
power sliding door and turn off the interior lights.
Locking the doors
1. Press
and release to lock all the doors and liftgate. The parking
lamps will flash once if all doors, the liftgate and the hood are closed and
locked.
and release again within three seconds to confirm that all the
2. Press
doors and liftgate are closed and locked. Note: The doors will lock again,
the horn will chirp once, and the parking lamps will flash once more.
If any of the doors, the liftgate or the hood are not properly closed, the
horn will make two quick chirps.
Sounding a panic alarm
to activate the alarm. The alarm will cycle the horn, the turn
Press
signals will flash, and the interior lamps will illuminate.
Press again or turn the ignition to RUN or ACC to deactivate.
Replacing the battery
The remote entry transmitter uses one coin type three-volt lithium
battery CR2032 or equivalent. The typical operating range for your
remote entry transmitter is approximately 10 meters (33 feet). A
decrease in the operating range could be caused by:
• weather conditions,
• nearby radio towers,
• structures around the vehicle and
• other vehicles parked next to the vehicle.
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To replace the battery:
1. Twist a thin coin between the two
halves of the remote entry
transmitter near the key ring. DO
NOT TAKE THE RUBBER COVER
AND CIRCUIT BOARD OFF THE
FRONT HOUSING OF THE
REMOTE ENTRY TRANSMITTER.
2. Do not wipe off any grease on the
battery terminals on the back
surface of the circuit board.
3. Remove the old battery.
4. Insert the new battery. Refer to the diagram inside the remote entry
transmitter for the correct orientation of the battery. Press the battery
down to ensure that the battery is fully seated in the battery housing
cavity.
5. Snap the two halves back together.
Note: Replacement of the battery will not cause the remote transmitter
to become deprogrammed from your vehicle. The remote transmitter
should operate normally after battery replacement.
Replacing lost remote entry transmitters
If you would like to have your remote entry transmitter reprogrammed
because you lost one, or would like to buy additional remote entry
transmitters, you can either reprogram them yourself, or take all
remote entry transmitters to your authorized dealer for
reprogramming.
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How to reprogram your remote entry transmitters
You must have all remote entry transmitters (maximum of four)
available before beginning this procedure.
To reprogram the remote entry
3
transmitters:
2
4
1
1. Ensure the vehicle is electronically unlocked.
2. Put the key in the ignition.
3. Turn the key from the 2 (OFF/LOCK) position to 3 (RUN).
4. Cycle eight times rapidly (within 10 seconds) between the 2
(OFF/LOCK) position and 3 (RUN). Note: The eighth turn must end in
the 3 (RUN) position.
5. The doors will lock, then unlock, to confirm that the programming
mode has been activated.
6. Within 20 seconds press any button on the remote entry transmitter.
Note: If more than 20 seconds have passed you will need to start the
procedure over again.
7. The doors will lock, then unlock, to confirm that this remote entry
transmitter has been programmed.
8. Repeat Step 6 to program each additional remote entry transmitter.
9. Turn the ignition to the 2 (OFF/LOCK) position after you have
finished programming all of the remote entry transmitters.
10. The doors will lock, then unlock, to confirm that the programming
mode has been exited.
Illuminated entry
The interior lamps illuminate when the key in the driver’s door lock
cylinder, the keyless entry system or the remote entry transmitter is
used to unlock the door(s), power sliding doors (if equipped) or liftgate.
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The illuminated entry system will turn off the interior lights if:
• the ignition switch is turned to the RUN position, or
• the keyless entry system or the remote entry transmitter lock control
is pressed, or
• after 25 seconds of illumination.
The panel dimmer control must not be set to the OFF/LOCK position for
the illuminated entry system to operate.
The inside lights will not turn off if:
• they have been turned on with the panel dimmer control, or
• any door, power sliding door (if equipped) or the liftgate is open.
The battery saver will shut off the interior lamps 30 minutes after the
last door is closed, even if the panel dimmer control is left on.
Illuminated exit
• The interior lights will illuminate when the key is removed from the
ignition.
• When the headlamp control is on the “sleeping baby mode”, only the
lower interior lights will illuminate.
The system automatically turns off after 25 seconds. The panel dimmer
control must not be set to the OFF/LOCK position for the illuminated
exit to operate.
Perimeter lamps illuminated entry (if equipped)
The exterior lamps illuminate when the vehicle is unlocked using the
remote entry transmitter, keyless keypad, or the driver’s door key lock
cylinder. The following items will illuminate:
• Puddle lamps
• Head lamps
• Park lamps
• Tail lamps
The system will automatically turn off if:
• the vehicle is locked using the remote entry system, the keyless entry
keypad or a key in the driver’s door key cylinder, or
• the ignition switch is turned to the RUN position, or
• after 25 seconds of illumination.
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Deactivating/activating perimeter lamps
You may enable/disable this feature by having your vehicle serviced by
your authorized dealer.
You may also perform the following power door lock sequence to
enable/disable the perimeter lamps feature:
1. Turn the ignition to RUN, then press the power door unlock control 3
times.
2. Turn the ignition to OFF/LOCK, then press the power door unlock
control 3 times.
3. Turn the ignition to RUN. Completing the sequence within 30 seconds
enters a program mode and is confirmed by a horn chirp. Activating or
deactivating perimeter lighting once in program mode is accomplished by:
• Pressing the power door unlock control twice within five seconds. At
this point, perimeter lighting will be activated if it was previously
deactivated, and deactivated if it was previously activated. Confirmation
of perimeter lighting being activated is provided by a short horn chirp
followed by a long horn sound; Confirmation of perimeter lighting being
deactivated is provided by a short horn chirp only.
• Exiting the program mode is accomplished by turning the ignition to
any position other than RUN, or two minutes elapsing since the
program mode was entered.
Note: The puddle lamps cannot be deactivated. Performing this
deactivation procedure will only deactivate the head, park and tail lamps.
Autolock
This feature automatically locks all vehicle doors when:
• all doors are closed,
• the ignition is in the RUN position,
• the brake is pressed before reaching 5 km/h (3 mph), and
• the vehicle is traveling more than 5 km/h (3 mph).
Relock
The autolock feature repeats when:
• an “autolock” occurrence has already taken place,
• the brake is depressed while vehicle speed is less than 5 km/h (3 mph),
• all vehicle doors become closed again, and
• the vehicle speed increases to 5 km/h (3 mph), or greater.
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Deactivating/activating the autolock feature
The deactivating/activating the autolock feature can be turned off by the
keyless entry pad (if equipped) on your door, driver configuration mode
or by your dealer.
Memory seat feature (if equipped)
The remote entry system allows you to recall the memory
seat/mirrors/adjustable pedals feature.
to automatically move the seat/mirrors/adjustable pedals to the
Press
desired memory position. Note: The seat will not travel to its final
position if the key is not in the ignition and the easy entry feature is
enabled.
Activating the memory feature
To activate this feature:
1. Position the seat, mirrors and adjustable pedals to the positions you
desire.
2. Press the SET control on the
driver’s door panel.
3. Within 5 five seconds, press any
control on the remote transmitter
and then press the 1 or 2 control on
the driver’s door panel to associate
with the Driver 1 or Driver 2
positions.
4. Repeat this procedure for another
remote transmitter if desired.
Deactivating the memory feature
To deactivate this feature:
1. Press the SET control on the driver’s door panel.
2. Within 5 five seconds, press any control on the remote transmitter
which you would like to deactivate and then press the SET control on
the driver’s door panel again.
3. Repeat this procedure for another remote transmitter if desired.
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KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
You can use the keyless entry
keypad to:
• lock or unlock the doors without
using a key.
• activate or deactivate the
autolock feature.
The keypad can be operated with the factory set 5–digit entry code; this
code is located on the owner’s wallet card in the glove box, is marked on
the computer module, and is available from your authorized dealer. You
can also create your own 5–digit personal entry code.
When pressing the controls on the keypad, press the middle of the
controls to ensure a good activation.
Programming a personal entry code
To create your own personal entry code(s):
1. Enter the factory set code.
2. Within five seconds press and release the 1 • 2 on the keypad.
3. Enter your personal 5-digit code. Each number must be entered
within five seconds of each other.
4. Enter a sixth digit to indicate which personality feature should be
recalled by the personal code.
• 1 • 2 recalls personal entry code 1.
• 3 • 4 recalls personal entry code 2.
• 5 • 6 recalls personal entry code 3.
• 7 • 8 and 9 • 0 do not recall an entry code.
5. Within five seconds, initiate Step 3 and Step 4 to program additional
codes (if desired).
6. After five seconds of keypad inactivity, programming mode is exited.
All of the vehicle doors will lock and unlock to confirm the code has
been stored. Each driver personality profile (personality 1 or personality
2) can be associated with only one personal code. The factory-set code
cannot be associated with a personality code.
You can program up to three personal codes to unlock your vehicle.
These codes do not replace the permanent code that was provided by
your dealer.
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Tips for setting codes:
• The factory set code cannot be erased or changed.
• The factory code will work even after you have set your own personal
codes.
• Do not set a code that uses five of the same number.
• Do not use five numbers in sequential order.
Erasing personal code
1. Enter the factory set 5–digit code.
2. Within five seconds of entering the factory code, press and release the
1 • 2 control. The door locks will lock and quickly unlock to confirm
entry into the programming mode.
3. Within five seconds of Step 2, press and hold the 1 • 2 for two
seconds to erase the customer programmed code.
The programming mode is exited after five seconds of keypad inactivity.
The door locks will lock and quickly unlock to confirm programming
mode has been exited.
The personal code is now erased and only the factory set 5–digit code
will work.
Unlocking and locking the doors using keyless entry
To unlock the driver’s door, enter the factory set 5-digit code or your
personal code. Each number must be pressed within five seconds of each
other. The keyless entry keypad will illuminate after pressing the first
control on the keypad.
To unlock all doors, press the 3 • 4 control within five seconds.
To lock all doors, press the 7 • 8 and the 9 • 0 at the same time. You
do not need to enter the keypad code first. Note: The interior lamps
will turn off.
Deactivating/reactivating the autolock feature using the keypad
Your vehicle comes with the autolock feature activated. To
deactivate/reactivate this feature:
1. Turn the ignition to the OFF/LOCK position.
2. Close all the doors.
3. Enter the 5-digit entry code.
4. Press and hold the 7 • 8. While holding the 7 • 8, press the 3 • 4.
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5. Release the 3 • 4.
6. Release the 7 • 8.
The horn will chirp once when the system has been successfully
deactivated.
The horn will chirp twice (one short and one long chirp) when the
system has been successfully reactivated.
To deactivate/reactivate the autolock feature using the power door
unlock control
You must close all the vehicle doors and complete steps 1-7 within 30
seconds or the procedure will have to be repeated. If the procedure
needs to be repeated, you must wait 30 seconds.
1. Turn the ignition key to RUN.
2. Press the power door unlock control three times.
3. Turn the ignition key from RUN to OFF/LOCK.
4. Press the power door unlock control three times.
5. Turn the ignition back to RUN. The horn will chirp.
6. Press the unlock control, then press the lock control. The horn will
chirp once if autolock was deactivated or twice (one short and one long
chirp) if autolock was activated.
7. Turn the ignition to OFF/LOCK. The horn will chirp once to confirm
the procedure is complete.
SECURILOCK姟 PASSIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM
SecuriLock娂 passive anti-theft system is an engine immobilization
system. This system is designed to prevent the engine from being started
unless a coded key programmed to your vehicle is used. The
SecuriLock娂 passive anti-theft system is not compatible with non-Ford
aftermarket remote start systems. Use of these systems may result in
vehicle starting problems and a loss of security protection.
Theft indicator
The theft indicator is located on top of the instrument panel.
• When the ignition is in the OFF/LOCK position, the indicator will flash
once every 2 seconds to indicate the SecuriLock娂 system is
functioning as a theft deterrent.
• When the ignition is in the RUN position, the indicator will glow for 3
seconds to indicate normal system functionality.
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If a problem occurs with the SecuriLock娂 system, the indicator will flash
rapidly or glow steadily when the ignition is in the ON position. If this
occurs, the vehicle should be taken to an authorized dealer for service.
Key information
Your vehicle is supplied with two coded keys (or three keys, if the
valet feature is available). Only a coded key will start your vehicle.
Spare coded keys may be purchased from an authorized Ford dealer. An
authorized Ford dealer can also program your coded key, or you can do
it yourself. Refer to Programming spare keys.
The following items may prevent the vehicle from starting:
• Large metallic objects.
• Electronic devices on the key chain that can be used to purchase
gasoline or similar items.
• A second key on the same key ring as the coded key.
If any of these items are present, you need to prevent these objects from
touching the coded key while starting the engine. These objects cannot
damage the coded key, but may cause a momentary “no start” condition
if they are too close to the key when starting the engine. If a problem
occurs, turn the ignition to the OFF position and restart the engine with
all other objects on the key ring held away from the ignition key. Check
to make sure the coded key is an approved Ford coded key.
If your keys are lost or stolen, you will need to do the following:
• Use your spare key to start the vehicle, or
• Have your vehicle towed to an authorized Ford dealer or a locksmith.
The key codes will need to be erased from your vehicle and new
codes will need to be re-coded.
Replacing coded keys can be very costly and you may want to store an
extra programmed key away from the vehicle in a safe place to prevent
an unforeseen inconvenience.
The correct coded key must be used for your vehicle. The use of the
wrong coded key may lead to a “no start” condition.
If an unprogrammed key is used in the ignition, it will cause a
“no start” condition.
Programming spare keys
A maximum of eight keys can be coded to your vehicle. Only
SecuriLock娂 keys can be used. To program a coded key yourself, you
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will need two previously programmed coded keys (keys that already
operate your vehicle’s engine) and the new unprogrammed key(s) readily
accessible for timely implementation of each step in the procedure.
If two previously programmed coded keys are not available, you must
bring your vehicle to your dealership to have the spare coded key(s)
programmed.
Please read and understand the entire procedure before you begin.
1. Insert the first previously
3
programmed coded key into the
ignition and turn the ignition from 2
2
(OFF/LOCK) to 3 (RUN) (maintain
ignition in 3 (RUN) for at least
4
three seconds, but no more than ten
seconds).
2. Turn ignition from 3 (RUN) back
1
to 2 (OFF/LOCK) in order to
remove the first coded key from
the ignition.
3. Within ten seconds of removing the first coded key, insert the second
previously programmed coded key into the ignition and turn the ignition
from 2 (OFF/LOCK) to 3 (RUN) (maintain ignition in 3 (RUN) for at
least three seconds but no more than ten seconds).
4. Turn the ignition from 3 (RUN) back to 2 (OFF/LOCK) in order to
remove the second coded key from the ignition.
5. Within 10 seconds of removing the second coded key, insert the new
unprogrammed key (new key/valet key) into the ignition and turn the
ignition from 2 (OFF/LOCK) to 3 (RUN) (maintain ignition in 3 (RUN)
for at least three seconds, but no more than ten seconds). This step will
program your new key to a coded key.
6. To program additional new unprogrammed key(s), repeat this
procedure from step 1.
If successful, the new coded key(s) will start the vehicle’s engine and the
theft indicator will illuminate for three seconds and then go out.
If not successful, the new coded key(s) will not start the vehicle’s engine
and the theft indicator will flash on and off and you may repeat steps 1
through 5. If failure repeats, bring your vehicle to your dealership to
have the new spare key(s) programmed.
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PERIMETER ALARM SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
The perimeter anti-theft system will warn you in the event of an
unauthorized entry to your vehicle.
If there is any potential perimeter anti-theft problem with your vehicle,
ensure ALL remote entry transmitters are taken to the dealership to
aid in troubleshooting.
Arming the system
When armed, this system will help protect your vehicle from
unauthorized entry. When unauthorized entry occurs, the system will
flash the turn signal lamps and side repeaters and honk the horn.
The system is ready to arm whenever the key is removed from the
ignition. Any of the following actions will prearm the alarm system:
• Locking the vehicle using the remote entry transmitter.
• Locking the vehicle using the keyless entry keypad.
• Pressing the interior power door lock control while the door is open.
Twenty seconds after one of the above events occurs, any door/hood that
is closed is armed.
Any door/hood that is still open is prearmed and waiting for the
door/hood to be closed.
Once that input is closed, the input will arm in 20 seconds and the
exterior lamps may flash.
Disarming the system
You can disarm the system by any of the following actions:
• Unlock the vehicle with the remote keyless transmitter.
• Unlock the vehicle with the keyless entry keypad.
• Unlock the vehicle with a key in the driver’s door lock cylinder.
• Use a SecuriLock娂 key to move the ignition to the RUN or START
position.
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SEATING
Notes:
Reclining the seatback can cause an occupant to slide under the
seat’s safety belt, resulting in severe personal injuries in the
event of a collision.
Do not pile cargo higher than the seatbacks to reduce the risk of
injury in a collision or sudden stop.
Adjustable head restraints
Head restraints help to limit head motion in the event of a rear collision.
Adjust your head restraint so that it is located directly or as close as
possible behind your head.
The head restraints can be moved
up and down.
Push control to lower head restraint.
Adjusting the front manual seat (if equipped)
Never adjust the driver’s seat or seatback when the vehicle is
moving.
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Always drive and ride with your seatback upright and the lap
belt snug and low across the hips.
Lift handle to move seat forward or
backward.
Pull lever up to adjust seatback.
Adjusting the front power seat (if equipped)
Never adjust the driver’s seat or seatback when the vehicle is
moving.
Do not pile cargo higher than the seatbacks to avoid injuring
people in a collision or sudden stop.
Always drive and ride with your seatback upright and the lap
belt snug and low across the hips.
Reclining the seatback can reduce the effectiveness of the seat’s
safety belt in the event of a collision.
The control is located on the outboard side of the seat cushion.
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Press to raise or lower the front
portion of the seat cushion.
Press to raise or lower the rear
portion of the seat cushion.
Press the control to move the seat
forward, backward, up or down.
Heated seats (if equipped)
To operate the heated seats:
• Push the control located on the
climate control system panel once
to activate high heat.
• Push twice to activate low heat.
• Push a third time to deactivate.
The indicator light on the control will illuminate when activated.
The heating of the seat turns off after 10 minutes or when the vehicle is
turned off.
Heated/Cooled seats
• Push the appropriate control
located on the climate control
system panel once for maximum
heating (red) or cooling (blue)
function.
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• Push again to operate the heated/cooled system at a lower level.
• Push again to deactivate.
The climate controlled seat system
includes an air filter that has to be
replaced periodically. Refer to the
Schedule Maintenance Guide for
more information.
Do not run heated/cooled system
with the filter removed.
Using the manual lumbar support (if equipped)
The lumbar control is located on the
inboard side of the seat under the
armrest.
Rotate the control to change the
firmness of the lumbar support.
Memory seats/rearview mirrors/adjustable pedals (if equipped)
This system allows automatic
positioning of the driver seat,
outside rearview mirrors, and
SET
adjustable pedals to two
programmable positions.
The memory seat control is located
on the door next to the window
1
2
inside from the mirror.
• To program position one, move
the driver seat to the desired
position using the seat controls. Press the SET control. The SET
control indicator light will briefly illuminate. While the light is
illuminated, press control 1.
• To program position two, repeat the previous procedure using control 2.
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A position can only be recalled when the transmission gearshift is in
Park. A memory seat position may be programmed at any time.
The memory seat positions are also recalled when you press your remote
entry transmitter UNLOCK control.
To program the memory seat to remote entry transmitter, refer to
Remote entry system in the Locks and security chapter.
REAR SEATS
Head restraints
Lift the head restraint so that it is located directly or as close as possible
behind your head.
The head restraints can be moved
up and down by pulling up on the
head restraint.
Push button to lower head restraint.
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Seat mounted cup holders (if equipped)
Deploy by pressing the button on
top of the cupholder.
The cupholder is designed to detach from the seat when subjected to
heavy load. The cupholder can be reinstalled by returning to the closed
position.
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Adjusting 2nd row seats (if equipped)
Lift control to adjust seat forward or
backward.
Adjusting second row bucket seat back
Pull control forward to adjust seat
back. Using same control will fold
the seat back flat.
Reclining the seatback can cause an occupant to slide under the
seat’s safety belt, resulting in severe personal injuries in the
event of a collision.
Accessing the third row seat
Ensure head restraint is in the full
down position and seat is adjusted
to full rear position (if equipped).
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Lift the handle located on the rear
lower corner of the seat.
The seat back will fold flat.
Continuing to lift the handle will
tumble the seat forward, allowing
easier access to the third row seat.
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After entering the 3rd row seat,
return the seat from the tumbled
position and latch it to the floor.
Operate recline control to return the
seatback to the upright position.
Note:
• Ensure that the seat and seatback
is latched securely in position.
• Keep floor area free of objects
that would prevent proper seat
engagement.
• Do not adjust or release the seat
floor latch while vehicle is in
motion.
• Do not operate the vehicle with seats in tumbled position.
Always latch the vehicle seat to the floor, whether the seat is
occupied or empty. If not latched, the seat may cause injury
during a sudden stop.
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Removal of second row seats from vehicle
1. Place seat in tumbled position.
(See Accessing 3rd row seat)
2. Pull up on front floor release
handle (yellow).
3. Rotate the seat rearward.
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4. Lift the seat.
5. Remove the seat from vehicle.
Installation of second row seats
Prior to installation, ensure that the seats are on the correct side of the
vehicle. Ensure that the seat is positioned so that the seat belt buckle is
near the center aisle of the vehicle. The seatback must be folded flat
prior to installation.
1. Position the seat in vehicle.
2. Install seat onto rear pin of front
tub at angle.
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3. Rotate the seat forward until it
latches onto the front pin.
4. Rotate seat rearward until the
back of the seat latches onto the
floor.
5. Operate recline lever and push
the seat back upright.
Ensure seat is latched to vehicle floor by pushing/pulling on seat.
If not latched, the seat may cause injury during a sudden stop.
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Stowing the third row seat
1. If the comfort guide is on the
center lap/shoulder belt, slip the
guide off the belt and stow the
guide in the pocket on the back of
the seat.
2. If you plan to carry very large
objects or items that might damage
the center lap/shoulder belt, detach
the belt from the seat. Use a key or
seat belt tongue to release the
buckle.
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3. Store the tongue of the sliding
latchplate in the belt pocket.
4. Store the belt in the housing
found on the ceiling by inserting the
smaller tongue in the slot provided.
Note: The seat can be stowed with the safety belt connected if desired.
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5. Push the head restraint release buttons and move the head restraints
fully down. Remove all objects from the seat and stowage tub.
6. From the rear of the vehicle, fold seat back by pulling and releasing
the number 1 strap.
Important: If you don’t let go of
the number 1 strap before the seat
back folds completely, the seat may
not stow flat in the tub. Refer to the
label attached to the rear of the
vehicle seat.
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7. Release the cushion latches by pulling the number 2 strap.
8. Pull the number 3 strap on the seat back to tumble seat all the way in
to the tub in the floor.
Do not use the seat anchors as cargo tie downs.
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Unstowing the third row seat
Ensure seat latching area is free of objects.
1. Lift the seat out of the tub in the
floor by pulling up on the exposed
strap or handle. Once seat is at a
vertical position, push the seat over,
letting it fall onto the latches.
2. To return the seat back to the
seating position, pull the number 1
strap, then while holding the
number 1 strap, pull the number 3
strap to raise the seat back.
3. Pull up on the head restraits to adjust them.
4. If the center lap/shoulder belt is detached, remove the belt from the
ceiling storage area just ahead of the liftgate opening and buckle the
tongue on the end of the belt to the mini-buckle on the left side of the
center seat.
Ensure seat is latched to vehicle floor by pushing/pulling on seat.
If not latched, the seat may cause injury during a sudden stop.
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Third row seat features
The seat is equipped with a recline
function to allow for adjustment of
the seat back for improved comfort.
To activate the recliner, pull and
hold the strap located near the
plastic shield in the center of the
seat. When seat is adjusted to
desired location, release the strap.
Reclining the seatback can cause an occupant to slide under the
seat’s safety belt, resulting in severe personal injuries in the
event of a collision.
Tailgate function
The 3rd row seat is equipped with a tailgate function to be utilized when
the vehicle is parked and engine turned off. This rearward-facing position
allows the customer to open the liftgate and sit facing out of the vehicle
rearward.
This is not a position suitable for driving. Do not drive the
vehicle with the seat in this position. The safety belts are not
functional when the seat is in the tailgate position.
Ensure head restraints are moved to their full down position, all seat
belts are released from the seat, seat and stowage tub are free of objects.
1. Push the head restraint release buttons and move all head restraints
fully down.
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2. To access the tailgate function,
the seat must be in the seating
position. If the seat is not in the
seating position, follow all the steps
of the ‘Unstowing Seat Section’.
Once the seat is in the seating
position, release the cushion latches
by pulling the number 2 strap.
Then, pull the seat rearward by the
number 3 strap and set the seat on
the liftgate scuff plate. The number
1 strap is not used to access this
position.
Do not sit on the head restraints.
3. To return the seat, ensure seat
latching area is free of objects.
Then, raise the seat off the liftgate
scuff plate and push at the top of
the seat back to rotate the seat back
onto the latches. Pull up on the
head restraints to raise them.
Ensure seat is latched to vehicle floor by pushing/pulling on seat.
If not latched, the seat may cause injury during a sudden stop.
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SAFETY RESTRAINTS
Personal Safety System
The Personal Safety System provides an improved overall level of frontal
crash protection to front seat occupants and is designed to help further
reduce the risk of air bag-related injuries. The system is able to analyze
different occupant conditions and crash severity before activating the
appropriate safety devices to help better protect a range of occupants in
a variety of frontal crash situations.
Your vehicle’s Personal Safety System consists of:
• Driver and passenger dual-stage air bag supplemental restraints.
• Front safety belts with pretensioners, energy management retractors
(first row only), and safety belt usage sensors.
• Driver’s seat position sensor.
• Passenger occupant classification sensor
• Front crash severity sensor.
• Restraints Control Module (RCM) with impact and safing sensors.
• Restraint system warning light and back-up tone.
• The electrical wiring for the air bags, crash sensor(s), safety belt
pretensioners, front safety belt usage sensors, driver seat position
sensor, passenger occupant classification sensor, and indicator lights.
How does the Personal Safety System work?
The Personal Safety System can adapt the deployment strategy of your
vehicle’s safety devices according to crash severity and occupant
conditions. A collection of crash and occupant sensors provides
information to the Restraints control module (RCM). During a crash, the
RCM activates the safety belt pretensioners and/or either one or both
stages of the dual-stage air bag supplemental restraints based on crash
severity and occupant conditions.
The fact that the pretensioners or air bags did not activate for both front
seat occupants in a collision does not mean that something is wrong with
the system. Rather, it means the Personal Safety System determined the
accident conditions (crash severity, belt usage, etc.) were not
appropriate to activate these safety devices. Front air bags and
pretensioners are designed to activate only in frontal and near-frontal
collisions, not rollovers, side-impacts, or rear-impacts unless the collision
causes sufficient longitudinal deceleration.
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Driver and passenger dual-stage air bag supplemental restraints
The dual-stage air bags offer the capability to tailor the level of air bag
inflation energy. A lower, less forceful energy level is provided for more
common, moderate-severity impacts. A higher energy level is used for
the most severe impacts. Refer to Air bag supplemental restraints
section in this chapter.
Front crash severity sensor
The front crash severity sensor enhances the ability to detect the
severity of an impact. Positioned up front, it provides valuable
information early in the crash event on the severity of the impact. This
allows your Personal Safety System to distinguish between different
levels of crash severity and modify the deployment strategy of the
dual-stage air bags and safety belt pretensioners.
Driver’s seat position sensor
The driver’s seat position sensor allows your Personal Safety System to
tailor the deployment level of the driver dual-stage air bag based on seat
position. The system is designed to help protect smaller drivers sitting
close to the driver air bag by providing a lower air bag output level.
Passenger occupant classification sensor (OCS)
A label is located under the front passenger seat which is marked “OCS”.
Take your vehicle to any Ford or Lincoln Mercury dealer for assistance.
For air bags to do their job they must inflate with great force, and this
force can pose a potentially deadly risk to occupants that are very close
to the air bag when it begins to inflate. For some occupants, like infants
in rear-facing child seats, this occurs because they are initially sitting
very close to the air bag. For other occupants, this occurs when the
occupant is not properly restrained by seat belts or child safety seats and
they move forward during pre-crash braking. The most effective way to
reduce the risk of unnecessary injuries is to make sure all occupants are
properly restrained. Accident statistics suggest that children are much
safer when properly restrained in the rear seating positions than in the
front.
Air bags can kill or injure a child in a child seat. NEVER place a
rear-facing child seat in front of an active air bag. If you must
use a forward-facing child seat in the front seat, move the seat all the
way back.
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Always transport children 12 years old and under in the back
seat and always properly use appropriate child restraints.
The passenger occupant classification sensor can automatically turn off
the passenger front air bag and side air bag (if equipped). The system is
designed to help protect small (child size) occupants from air bag
deployments when they are improperly seated or restrained in the front
passenger seat contrary to proper child-seating or restraint usage
recommendations. Even with this technology, parents are STRONGLY
encouraged to always properly restrain children in the rear seat. The
sensor also turns off the air bag(s) when the passenger seat is empty to
prevent unnecessary replacement of the air bag(s) after a collision.
Front safety belt usage sensors
The front safety belt usage sensors detect whether or not the driver and
front outboard passenger safety belts are fastened. This information
allows your Personal Safety System to tailor the air bag deployment and
safety belt pretensioner activation depending upon safety belt usage.
Refer to Safety belt section in this chapter.
Front safety belt pretensioners
The safety belt pretensioners at the front outboard seating positions are
designed to tighten the safety belts firmly against the occupant’s body
during a frontal or near-frontal collision. This maximizes the effectiveness
of the safety belts and helps properly position the occupant relative to
the air bag to improve protection. The safety belt pretensioners can be
either activated alone or, if the collision is of sufficient severity, together
with the air bags.
Front safety belt energy management retractors
The front outboard safety belt energy management retractors allow
webbing to be pulled out of the retractor in a gradual and controlled
manner in response to the occupant’s forward momentum. This helps
reduce the risk of force-related injuries to the occupant’s chest by
limiting the load on the occupant. Refer to Energy management feature
section in this chapter.
Determining if the Personal Safety System is operational
The Personal Safety System uses a warning light in the instrument
cluster or a back-up tone to indicate the condition of the system. Refer
to the Warning light section in the Instrument cluster chapter. Routine
maintenance of the Personal Safety System is not required.
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The Restraints control module (RCM) monitors its own internal circuits
and the circuits for the air bag supplemental restraints, crash sensor(s),
safety belt pretensioners, front safety belt buckle sensors, driver seat
position sensor, and passenger occupant classification sensor. In addition,
the RCM also monitors the restraints warning light in the instrument
cluster. A difficulty with the system is indicated by one or more of the
following.
• The warning light will either flash or stay lit.
• The warning light will not illuminate immediately after ignition is
turned on.
• A series of five beeps will be heard. The tone pattern will repeat
periodically until the problem and warning light are repaired.
If any of these things happen, even intermittently, have the Personal
Safety System serviced at your dealership or by a qualified technician
immediately. Unless serviced, the system may not function properly in
the event of a collision.
Safety belt precautions
Always drive and ride with your seatback upright and the lap
belt snug and low across the hips.
To reduce the risk of injury, make sure children sit where they
can be properly restrained.
Never let a passenger hold a child on his or her lap while the
vehicle is moving. The passenger cannot protect the child from
injury in a collision.
All occupants of the vehicle, including the driver, should always
properly wear their safety belts, even when an air bag (SRS) is
provided.
It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area, inside or
outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people riding in these areas
are more likely to be seriously injured or killed. Do not allow people to
ride in any area of your vehicle that is not equipped with seats and
safety belts. Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and using a
safety belt properly.
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In a rollover crash, an unbelted person is significantly more likely
to die than a person wearing a seat belt.
Each seating position in your vehicle has a specific safety belt
assembly which is made up of one buckle and one tongue that
are designed to be used as a pair. 1) Use the shoulder belt on the
outside shoulder only. Never wear the shoulder belt under the arm. 2)
Never swing the safety belt around your neck over the inside shoulder.
3) Never use a single belt for more than one person.
Always transport children 12 years old and under in the back
seat and always properly use appropriate child restraints.
Combination lap and shoulder belts
1. Insert the belt tongue into the
proper buckle (the buckle closest to
the direction the tongue is coming
from) until you hear a snap and feel
it latch. Make sure the tongue is
securely fastened in the buckle.
2. To unfasten, push the release
button and remove the tongue from
the buckle.
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All restraints in the vehicle are combination lap and shoulder belts.
While you are fastened in the seat belt, the combination lap/shoulder belt
adjusts to your movement. However, if you brake hard, turn hard, or if
your vehicle receives an impact of 8 km/h (5 mph) or more, the safety
belt will become locked and help reduce your forward movement.
Energy Management Feature — Outboard
• This vehicle has a safety belt system with an energy management
feature at the front seats to help further reduce the risk of injury in
the event of a head-on collision.
• This safety belt system has a retractor assembly that is designed to
extend the seat belt webbing in a controlled manner. This helps
reduce the belt force acting on the user’s chest.
Failure to inspect and replace if necessary the Belt and
Retractor assembly after an accident could increase the risk of
injury in a collision.
Safety belt height adjustment
Your vehicle has safety belt height
adjustments at the front and second
row seating positions. Adjust the
height of the shoulder belt so the
belt rests across the middle of your
shoulder.
To adjust the shoulder belt height,
squeeze and hold the buttons on the
side and slide the height adjuster up
or down. Release the buttons and
pull down on the height adjuster to
make sure it is locked in place.
Position the safety belt height adjusters so that the belt rests
across the middle of your shoulder. Failure to adjust the safety
belt properly could reduce the effectiveness of the safety belt and
increase the risk of injury in a collision.
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Third row comfort guide
The safety belt for the 3rd row
center occupant may be stowed in
the ceiling if it has been detached
from the seat to carry large cargo.
Remove the safety belt from the
stowage area on the ceiling and
buckle the small tongue on the end
of the safety belt to the mini-buckle
on the left side of the center seat
position.
The third row center lap/shoulder
belt is equipped with a Belt Comfort
Guide located in a pocket on the
back of the seat. The guide is
attached to the driver’s side head
restraint, and is used to adjust the
comfort of the shoulder belt for
smaller occupants in the center
position of the 3rd row seat. To
adjust the comfort guide:
• Slip the shoulder belt into the
belt guide.
• Slide the guide up or down along the head restraint post so that the
belt is centered on the occupant’s shoulder.
Safety belt warning light and indicator chime
The safety belt warning light illuminates in the instrument cluster and a
chime sounds to remind the occupants to fasten their safety belts.
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Conditions of operation
If...
The driver’s safety belt is not
buckled before the ignition
switch is turned to the ON
position...
The driver’s safety belt is
buckled while the indicator
light is illuminated and the
warning chime is sounding...
The driver’s safety belt is
buckled before the ignition
switch is turned to the ON
position...
Then...
The safety belt warning light
illuminates 1-2 minutes and the
warning chime sounds 4-8 seconds.
The safety belt warning light and
warning chime turn off.
The safety belt warning light and
indicator chime remain off.
BeltMinder
The BeltMinder feature is a supplemental warning to the safety belt
warning function. This feature provides additional reminders by
intermittently sounding a chime and illuminating the safety belt warning
lamp in the instrument cluster when the driver’s and front passenger’s
safety belt is unbuckled.
The BeltMinder feature uses information from the passenger occupant
classification sensor to determine if a front seat passenger is present and
therefore potentially in need of a warning. To avoid activating the
BeltMinder feature for objects placed in the front passenger seat,
warnings will only be given to large front seat occupants as determined
by the passenger occupant classification sensor.
Both the driver’s and passenger’s safety belt usages are monitored and
either may activate the BeltMinder feature. The warnings are the same
for the driver and the front passenger. If the BeltMinder warnings have
expired (warnings for approximately 5 minutes) for one occupant (driver
or front passenger), the other occupant can still activate the BeltMinder
feature.
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If...
The driver’s and front
passenger’s safety belts are
buckled before the ignition
switch is turned to the ON
position or less than 1-2
minutes have elapsed since the
ignition switch has been turned
ON...
The driver’s or front
passenger’s safety belt is not
buckled when the vehicle has
reached at least 5 km/h (3
mph) and 1-2 minutes have
elapsed since the ignition
switch has been turned to
ON...
The driver’s or front
passenger’s safety belt becomes
unbuckled for approximately 1
minute while the vehicle is
traveling at least 5 km/h (3
mph) and more than 1-2
minutes have elapsed since the
ignition switch has been turned
to ON...
Then...
The BeltMinder feature will not
activate.
The BeltMinder feature is activated the safety belt warning light
illuminates and the warning chime
sounds for 6 seconds every 30
seconds, repeating for approximately
5 minutes or until the safety belts are
buckled.
The BeltMinder feature is activated the safety belt warning light
illuminates and the warning chime
sounds for 6 seconds every 30
seconds, repeating for approximately
5 minutes or until the safety belts are
buckled.
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The following are reasons most often given for not wearing safety belts:
(All statistics based on U.S. data)
Reasons given...
“Crashes are rare events”
“I’m not going far”
“Belts are uncomfortable”
“I was in a hurry”
“Safety belts don’t work”
“Traffic is light”
“Belts wrinkle my clothes”
“The people I’m with don’t
wear belts”
Consider...
36700 crashes occur every day. The
more we drive, the more we are
exposed to “rare” events, even for
good drivers. 1 in 4 of us will be
seriously injured in a crash during
our lifetime.
3 of 4 fatal crashes occur within 25
miles of home.
We design our safety belts to enhance
comfort. If you are uncomfortable try different positions for the safety
belt upper anchorage and seatback
which should be as upright as
possible; this can improve comfort.
Prime time for an accident.
BeltMinder reminds us to take a few
seconds to buckle up.
Safety belts, when used properly,
reduce risk of death to front seat
occupants by 45% in cars, and by
60% in light trucks.
Nearly 1 of 2 deaths occur in
single-vehicle crashes, many when
no other vehicles are around.
Possibly, but a serious crash can do
much more than wrinkle your clothes,
particularly if you are unbelted.
Set the example, teen deaths occur 4
times more often in vehicles with
TWO or MORE people. Children and
younger brothers/sisters imitate
behavior they see.
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Reasons given...
“I have an air bag”
“I’d rather be thrown clear”
Consider...
Air bags offer greater protection when
used with safety belts. Frontal airbags
are not designed to inflate in rear and
side crashes or rollovers.
Not a good idea. People who are
ejected are 40 times more likely
to DIE. Safety belts help prevent
ejection, WE CAN’T “PICK OUR
CRASH”.
Do not sit on top of a buckled safety belt to avoid the Belt
Minder chime. Sitting on the safety belt will increase the risk of
injury in an accident. To disable (one-time) or deactivate the Belt
Minder feature please follow the directions stated below.
One time disable
If at any time the driver/front passenger quickly buckles then unbuckles
the BeltMinder feature for that seating position, the BeltMinder is
disabled for the current ignition cycle. The BeltMinder feature will
re-enable during the same ignition cycle if the occupant buckles and
remains buckled for approximately 30 seconds. Confirmation is not given
for the one time disable.
Deactivating/activating the BeltMinder feature
The driver and front passenger BeltMinder are
deactivated/activated independently. When deactivating/activating
one seating position, do not buckle the other position as this will
terminate the process.
Read steps 1 - 4 thoroughly before proceeding with the
deactivation/activation programming procedure.
The driver and front passenger BeltMinder features can be
deactivated/activated by performing the following procedure:
Before following the procedure, make sure that:
• The parking brake is set
• The gearshift is in P (Park) (automatic transmission)
• The ignition switch is in the OFF position
• The driver and front passenger safety belts are unbuckled
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To reduce the risk of injury, do not deactivate/activate the Belt
Minder feature while driving the vehicle.
1. Turn the ignition switch to the RUN (or ON) position. (DO NOT
START THE ENGINE)
2. Wait until the safety belt warning light turns off. (Approximately 1
minute)
• Step 3 must be completed within 50 seconds after the safety belt
warning light turns off.
3. For the seating position being disabled, buckle then unbuckle the
safety belt 9 times, ending in the unbuckled state. (Step 3 must be
completed within 50 seconds after the safety belt warning light turns
off.)
• After step 3, the restraint system warning light (airbag light) will be
turned on for three seconds.
4. Within 10 seconds of the light turning on, buckle then unbuckle the
safety belt.
• This will disable the BeltMinder feature for that seating position if it is
currently enabled. As confirmation, the restraint system warning light
will flash 4 times per second for 3 seconds.
• This will enable the BeltMinder feature for that seating position if it is
currently disabled. As confirmation, the restraint system warning light
will flash 4 times per second for 3 seconds, followed by 3 seconds with
the light off, then followed by the restraint system warning light
flashing 4 times per second for 3 seconds again.
Safety belt extension assembly
If the safety belt is too short when fully extended, a 23 cm (9 inch) or
31 cm (12 inch) safety belt extension assembly can be added (part
numbers 611C22–A and 611C22–B respectively). These assemblies can
be obtained from your dealer at no cost.
Use only extensions manufactured by the same supplier as the safety
belt. Manufacturer identification is located at the end of the webbing on
the label. Also, use the safety belt extension only if the safety belt is too
short for you when fully extended.
Do not use extensions to change the fit of the shoulder belt
across the torso.
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Safety belt maintenance
Inspect the safety belt systems periodically to make sure they work
properly and are not damaged. Inspect the safety belts to make sure
there are no nicks, tears or cuts, replacing if necessary. All safety belt
assemblies, including retractors, buckles, front seat belt buckle
assemblies, buckle support assemblies (slide bar-if equipped), shoulder
belt height adjusters (if equipped), child safety seat tether bracket
assemblies (if equipped), LATCH child seat tether anchors and lower
anchors (if equipped), and attaching hardware, should be inspected after
a collision. Ford recommends that all safety belt assemblies in use in
vehicles involved in a collision be replaced. However, if the collision was
minor and a qualified technician finds that the belts do not show damage
and continue to operate properly, they do not need to be replaced,
except as described in the Replacing the front seat belt assemblies
after a collision section of this chapter. Safety belt assemblies not in use
during a collision should also be inspected and replaced if either damage
or improper operation is noted.
Failure to inspect and if necessary replace the safety belt
assembly under the above conditions could result in severe
personal injuries in the event of a collision.
Refer to Interior in the Cleaning chapter.
Replacing the front seat belt assemblies after a collision
The front outboard safety belt assemblies have a special energy
management retractors designed to further reduce the risk of injury in
the event of a head-on collision. These retractors should be replaced if
they were used in any accident in which the front airbags deploy. If the
safety belt assemblies are not replaced, there may be increased risk of
injury in the event of a subsequent collision.
Failure to inspect and if necessary replace the safety belt
assembly under the above conditions could result in severe
personal injuries in the event of a collision.
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AIR BAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM
The air bag supplemental restraint system is designed to work in
conjunction with the safety belts to help protect the driver and front
outboard passenger from certain upper body injuries. The term
“supplemental restraint” means the air bags are intended as a
supplement to the safety belts. Air bags alone cannot protect as well as
air bags plus safety belts in impacts for which the air bags are designed
to deploy, and air bags do not offer any protection in crashes for which
they do not deploy.
Important SRS precautions
The SRS is designed to work with
the safety belt to help protect the
driver and right front passenger
from certain upper body injuries. Air
bags DO NOT inflate slowly; there is
a risk of injury from a deploying air
bag.
All occupants of the vehicle, including the driver, should always
properly wear their safety belts, even when an air bag (SRS) is
provided.
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Always transport children 12 years old and under in the back
seat and always properly use appropriate child restraints.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
recommends a minimum distance of at least 25 cm (10 inches)
between an occupant’s chest and the driver air bag module.
Never place your arm over the air bag module as a deploying air
bag can result in serious arm fractures or other injuries.
To properly position yourself away from the air bag:
• Move your seat to the rear as far as you can while still reaching the
pedals comfortably.
• Recline the seat slightly one or two degrees from the upright position.
Do not put anything on or over the air bag module. Placing
objects on or over the air bag inflation area may cause those
objects to be propelled by the air bag into your face and torso causing
serious injury.
Do not attempt to service, repair, or modify the air bag
supplemental restraint systems or its fuses. See your Ford or
Lincoln Mercury dealer.
Modifying or adding equipment to the front end of the vehicle
(including frame, bumper, front end body structure and tow
hooks) may affect the performance of the air bag system, increasing
the risk of injury. Do not modify the front end of the vehicle.
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Children and air bags
Children must always be properly
restrained. Accident statistics
suggest that children are safer when
properly restrained in the rear
seating positions than in the front
seating position. Failure to follow
these instructions may increase the
risk of injury in a collision.
Air bags can kill or injure a
child in a child seat.
NEVER place a rear-facing child
seat in front of an active air bag. If
you must use a forward-facing
child seat in the front seat, move
the seat all the way back.
Determining if the system is operational
The supplemental restraint system uses a warning indicator in the
instrument cluster or a back-up tone to indicate the condition of the
system. Refer to the Warning light section in the Instrument cluster
chapter. Routine maintenance of the air bag is not required.
A difficulty with the system is indicated by one or more of the following:
• The readiness light (same light
for front and side air bag system)
will either flash or stay lit.
• The readiness light will not
illuminate immediately after ignition is turned on.
• A series of five beeps will be heard. The tone pattern will repeat
periodically until the problem and/or light are repaired.
If any of these things happen, even intermittently, have the supplemental
restraint system serviced at your dealership or by a qualified technician
immediately. Unless serviced, the system may not function properly in
the event of a collision.
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How does the air bag supplemental restraint system work?
The air bag SRS is designed to
activate when the vehicle sustains
longitudinal deceleration sufficient
to cause the sensors to close an
electrical circuit that initiates air
bag inflation. The fact that the air
bags did not inflate in a collision
does not mean that something is
wrong with the system. Rather, it
means the forces were not of the
type sufficient to cause activation.
Front air bags are designed to
inflate in frontal and near-frontal collisions, not rollover, side-impact, or
rear-impacts unless the collision causes sufficient longitudinal
deceleration.
The air bags inflate and deflate
rapidly upon activation. After air bag
deployment, it is normal to notice a
smoke-like, powdery residue or
smell the burnt propellant. This may
consist of cornstarch, talcum
powder (to lubricate the bag) or
sodium compounds (e.g., baking
soda) that result from the
combustion process that inflates the
air bag. Small amounts of sodium
hydroxide may be present which
may irritate the skin and eyes, but
none of the residue is toxic.
While the system is designed to help
reduce serious injuries, contact with
a deploying air bag may also cause abrasions, swelling or temporary
hearing loss. Because air bags must inflate rapidly and with considerable
force, there is the risk of death or serious injuries such as fractures,
facial and eye injuries or internal injuries, particularly to occupants who
are not properly restrained or are otherwise out of position at the time
of air bag deployment. Thus, it is extremely important that occupants be
properly restrained as far away from the air bag module as possible while
maintaining vehicle control.
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Several air bag system components get hot after inflation. Do not
touch them after inflation.
If the air bag has deployed, the air bag will not function again
and must be replaced immediately. If the air bag is not
replaced, the unrepaired area will increase the risk of injury in a collision.
The SRS consists of:
• driver and passenger air bag modules (which include the inflators and
air bags).
• side air bags (if equipped). Refer to Side air bag system later in this
chapter.
• one or more impact and safing sensors.
• a readiness light and tone.
• diagnostic module.
• and the electrical wiring which connects the components.
The diagnostic module monitors its own internal circuits and the
supplemental air bag electrical system wiring (including the impact
sensors), the system wiring, the air bag system readiness light, the air
bag back up power and the air bag ignitors.
Front passenger sensing system
The front passenger sensing system will turn off the front passenger’s
frontal air bag under certain conditions. The driver’s air bag and side air
bag are not part of the front passenger sensing system. The front
passenger sensing system works with sensors that are part of the front
passenger’s seat and safety belt. The sensors are designed to detect the
presence of a properly-seated occupant and determine if the front
passenger’s frontal air bag should be enabled (may inflate) or not.
The front passenger sensing system is designed to meet the regulatory
requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 208
and is designed to turn off the front passenger’s frontal air bag if:
• the front passenger seat is unoccupied,
• an infant or small child weighing less than 50 pounds (23 kg) is in the
front seat, either in a child restraint, in a booster seat, or sitting
directly on the vehicle seat,
• a front passenger takes his/her weight off the seat for a period of time
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For larger children and very small adults, the passenger sensing system
may leave the air bag system enabled, or turn it OFF. The occupant’s
seating position may determine whether or not the air bag is enabled.
Even with Advanced Restraint Systems, children 12 and under
should be properly restrained in the back seat.
When the front passenger seat is
occupied and the sensing system
has turned off the passenger’s
frontal air bag, the ⬙passenger airbag
off⬙ or ⬙pass airbag off⬙ indicator will
light and stay lit to remind you that
the front passenger frontal air bag is
off. When the front passenger seat is
not occupied (empty seat) or in the
event that the front passenger
frontal air bag is enabled (may
inflate), the indicator light will be unlit.
The indicator light is located in the center stack of the instrument panel
to the right of the radio.
The front passenger sensing system is designed to turn off the front
passenger’s frontal air bag when a rear facing infant seat, a
forward-facing child restraint, or a booster seat is detected. If the child
restraint has been installed and the indicator is not lit, then turn the
vehicle off, remove the child restraint from the vehicle and reinstall the
restraint following the child restraint manufacturer’s directions.
The front passenger sensing system is designed to enable (may inflate)
the right front passenger’s frontal air bag anytime the system senses that
a person of adult size is sitting properly in the front passenger seat.
When the passenger sensing system has allowed the air bag to be
enabled, the indicator will be unlit and stay unlit to remind you that the
air bag is enabled (may inflate).
If a person of adult-size is sitting in the front passenger’s seat, but the
⬙passenger air bag off⬙ or ⬙pass air bag off⬙ indicator is lit, it could be
that the person isn’t sitting properly in the seat. If this happens, turn the
vehicle off and ask the person to place the seatback in the full upright
position, then sit upright in the seat, centered on the seat cushion, with
the person’s legs comfortably extended. Restart the vehicle and have the
person remain in this position for about two minutes. This will allow the
system to detect that person and then enable the passenger’s air bag. If
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the indicator lamp remains lit even after this, then the occupant should
be advised to ride in the back seat.
After all occupants have adjusted their seats and put on seatbelts, it’s
very important that they continue to sit upright, with their back against
the seatback, with their feet comfortably extended on the floor while the
vehicle is still in motion. Sitting improperly can increase the chance of
injury in a crash event. For example, if an occupant slouches, lies down,
turns sideways, sits forward, leans forward or sideways, or puts one or
both feet up, the chance of injury during a crash is greatly increased.
Sitting improperly out of position or with the seat back reclined
too far can take off weight from the seat cushion and affect the
decision of the passenger sensing system, resulting in serious injury or
death in a crash. Always sit upright against your seatback, with your
feet on the floor.
In case there is a problem with the passenger sensing system, the airbag
readiness light in the instrument cluster will stay lit. Do NOT attempt to
repair or service the system; take your vehicle immediately to the dealer.
If it is necessary to modify an advanced front air bag system to
accommodate a person with disabilities, contact the Ford Customer
Relationship Center at the phone number shown in the Customer
Assistance section of this Owner’s Guide.
Side air bag system (if equipped)
Do not place objects or mount equipment on or near the air bag
cover on the side of the seatbacks of the front seats or in front
seat areas that may come into contact with a deploying air bag. Failure
to follow these instructions may increase the risk of personal injury in
the event of a collision.
Do not use accessory seat covers. The use of accessory seat
covers may prevent the deployment of the side air bags and
increase the risk of injury in an accident.
Do not lean your head on the door. The side air bag could injure
you as it deploys from the side of the seatback.
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Do not attempt to service, repair, or modify the air bag SRS, its
fuses or the seat cover on a seat containing an air bag. See your
Ford or Lincoln Mercury dealer.
All occupants of the vehicle should always wear their safety belts
even when an air bag SRS is provided.
How does the side air bag system work?
The side air bag system consists of
the following:
• An inflatable nylon bag (air bag)
with a gas generator concealed
behind the outboard bolster of
the driver and front passenger
seatbacks.
• A special seat cover designed to
allow airbag deployment.
• The same warning light,
electronic control and diagnostic
unit as used for the front air
bags.
• Two crash sensors located under
the outboard side of the front
seats, attached to the floor.
Side air bags, in combination with seat belts, can help reduce the risk of
severe injuries in the event of a significant side impact collision.
The side air bags are fitted on the outboard side of the seatbacks of the
front seats. In certain lateral collisions, the air bag on the side affected
by the collision will be inflated, even if the respective seat is not
occupied. The air bag was designed to inflate between the door panel
and occupant to further enhance the protection provided occupants in
side impact collisions.
The air bag SRS is designed to activate when the vehicle sustains lateral
deceleration sufficient to cause the sensors to close an electrical circuit
that initiates air bag inflation.
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The fact that the air bags did not inflate in a collision does not mean that
something is wrong with the system. Rather, it means the forces were
not of the type sufficient to cause activation. Side air bags are designed
to inflate in side-impact collisions, not roll-over, rear-impact, frontal or
near-frontal collisions, unless the collision causes sufficient lateral
deceleration.
Several air bag system components get hot after inflation. Do not
touch them after inflation.
If the side air bag has
deployed, the air bag will
not function again. The side
air bag system (including the
seat) must be inspected and
serviced by a qualified
technician in accordance with
the vehicle service manual. If
the air bag is not replaced, the
unrepaired area will increase the
risk of injury in a collision.
Safety Canopy姟 system (if equipped)
Do not place objects or
mount equipment on or
near the headliner at the siderail
that may come into contact with a
deploying Safety Canopy娂. Failure
to follow these instructions may
increase the risk of personal injury
in the event of a collision.
Do not lean your head on the door. The Safety Canopy娂 could
injure you as it deploys from the headliner.
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Do not attempt to service, repair, or modify the Safety Canopy娂
system, its fuses, the A, B, or C pillar trim, or the headliner on a
vehicle containing a Safety Canopy娂. See your Ford or Lincoln
Mercury dealer.
All occupants of the vehicle including the driver should always
wear their safety belts even when an air bag SRS and Safety
Canopy娂 system is provided.
To reduce risk of injury, do not obstruct or place objects in the
deployment path of the inflatable Safety Canopy娂.
How does the Safety Canopy姟 system work?
The design and development of the
Safety Canopy娂 system included
recommended testing procedures
that were developed by a group of
automotive safety experts known as
the Side Air Bag Technical Working
Group. These recommended testing
procedures help reduce the risk of
injuries related to the deployment of
side airbags (including the Safety
Canopy娂).
The Safety Canopy娂 system
consists of the following:
• An inflatable nylon curtain with a
gas generator concealed behind
the headliner and above the doors
(one on each side of vehicle).
• A headliner designed to flex open above the side doors to allow Safety
Canopy娂 deployment.
• The same warning light, electronic control and diagnostic unit as used
for the front airbags.
• Two crash sensors mounted under the front seats (one on each side).
• Two crash sensors located at the c-pillar behind the rear doors (one
on each side).
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• Rollover sensor in the restraints control module (RCM).
The Safety Canopy娂 system, in combination with seat belts, can help
reduce the risk of severe injuries in the event of a significant side impact
collision or rollover event.
Children 12 years old and under should always be properly restrained in
the second or third row seats. The Safety Canopy娂 will not interfere
with children restrained using a properly installed child or booster seat
because it is designed to inflate downward from the headliner above the
doors along the side window opening.
The Safety Canopy娂 system is designed to activate when the vehicle
sustains lateral deceleration sufficient to cause the side crash sensor to
close an electrical circuit that initiates Safety Canopy娂 inflation or when
a certain likelihood of a rollover event is detected by the rollover sensor.
The Safety Canopy娂 is mounted to roof side-rail sheet metal, behind the
headliner, along the entire side of the vehicle. In certain lateral collisions
or rollover events, the Safety Canopy娂 system will be activated,
regardless of which seats are occupied. In certain rollover events, the
Safety Canopy娂 on both sides of the vehicle will be inflated, regardless
of which seats are occupied. The Safety Canopy娂 is designed to inflate
between the side window area and occupants to further enhance
protection provided in side impact collisions and rollover events.
The fact that the Safety Canopy娂 did not activate in a collision does not
mean that something is wrong with the system. Rather, it means the
forces were not of the type sufficient to cause activation. The Safety
Canopy娂 is designed to inflate in certain side impact collisions or
rollover events, not in rear impact, frontal or near-frontal collisions,
unless the collision causes sufficient lateral deceleration or rollover
likelihood.
Several Safety Canopy娂
system components get hot
after inflation. Do not touch them
after inflation.
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If the Safety Canopy娂 system has deployed, the Safety
Canopy娂 will not function again unless replaced. The
Safety Canopy娂 system (including the A, B, C, and D pillar
trim) must be inspected and serviced by a qualified technician
in accordance with the vehicle service manual. If the Safety
Canopy娂 is not replaced, the unrepaired area will increase the risk of
injury in a collision.
Determining if the system is operational
The SRS uses a readiness light in the instrument cluster or a tone to
indicate the condition of the system. Refer to the Air bag readiness
section in the Instrument Cluster chapter. Routine maintenance of the
air bag is not required.
Any difficulty with the system is indicated by one or more of the
following:
• The readiness light (same light as for front air bag system) will either
flash or stay lit.
• The readiness light will not illuminate immediately after ignition is
turned on.
• A series of five beeps will be heard. The tone pattern will repeat
periodically until the problem and light are repaired.
If any of these things happen, even intermittently, have the SRS serviced
at your dealership or by a qualified technician immediately. Unless
serviced, the system may not function properly in the event of a collision
or rollover event.
Disposal of air bags and air bag equipped vehicles (including
pretensioners)
See your local dealership or qualified technician. Air bags MUST BE
disposed of by qualified personnel.
SAFETY RESTRAINTS FOR CHILDREN
See the following sections for directions on how to properly use safety
restraints for children. Also see Air bag supplemental restraint system
(SRS) in this chapter for special instructions about using air bags.
Important child restraint precautions
You are required by law to use safety restraints for children in the U.S.
and Canada. If small children (generally children who are four years old
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or younger and who weigh 18 kg [40 lbs] or less) ride in your vehicle,
you must put them in safety seats made especially for children. Many
states require that children use approved booster seats until they are
eight years old. Check your local and state or provincial laws for specific
requirements regarding the safety of children in your vehicle. When
possible, always place children under age 12 in the rear seat of your
vehicle. Accident statistics suggest that children are safer when properly
restrained in the rear seating positions than in the front seating position.
Never let a passenger hold a child on his or her lap while the
vehicle is moving. The passenger cannot protect the child from
injury in a collision.
Always follow the instructions and warnings that come with any infant or
child restraint you might use.
Children and safety belts
If the child is the proper size, restrain the child in a safety seat. Children
who are too large for child safety seats (as specified by your child safety
seat manufacturer) should always wear safety belts.
Follow all the important safety restraint and air bag precautions that
apply to adult passengers in your vehicle.
If the shoulder belt portion of a combination lap and shoulder belt can
be positioned so it does not cross or rest in front of the child’s face or
neck, the child should wear the lap and shoulder belt. Moving the child
closer to the center of the vehicle may help provide a good shoulder belt
fit.
Do not leave children, unreliable adults, or pets unattended in
your vehicle.
Child booster seats
Children outgrow a typical convertible or toddler seat when they weigh
40 pounds and are around 4 years of age. Although the lap/shoulder belt
will provide some protection, these children are still too small for
lap/shoulder belts to fit properly, which could increase the risk of serious
injury.
To improve the fit of both the lap and shoulder belt on children who
have outgrown child safety seats, Ford Motor Company recommends use
of a belt-positioning booster.
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Booster seats position a child so that safety belts fit better. They lift the
child up so that the lap belt rests low across the hips and the knees
bend comfortably. Booster seats also make the shoulder belt fit better
and more comfortably for growing children.
When children should use booster seats
Children need to use booster seats from the time they outgrow the
toddler seat until they are big enough for the vehicle seat and
lap/shoulder belt to fit properly. Generally this is when they weigh about
80 lbs (about 8 to 12 years old).
Booster seats should be used until you can answer YES to ALL of these
questions:
• Can the child sit all the way back
against the vehicle seat back with
knees bent comfortably at the
edge of the seat without
slouching?
• Does the lap belt rest low across the hips?
• Is the shoulder belt centered on the shoulder and chest?
• Can the child stay seated like this for the whole trip?
Types of booster seats
There are two types of belt-positioning booster seats:
• Those that are backless.
If your backless booster seat has a
removable shield, remove the
shield and use the lap/shoulder
belt. If a seating position has a
low seat back and no head
restraint, a backless booster seat
may place your child’s head (top
of ear level) above the top of the
seat. In this case, move the
backless booster to another
seating position with a higher seat back and lap/shoulder belts.
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• Those with a high back.
If, with a backless booster seat,
you cannot find a seating position
that adequately supports your
child’s head, a high back booster
seat would be a better choice.
Both can be used in any vehicle in a seating position equipped with
lap/shoulder belts if your child is over 40 lbs.
The shoulder belt should cross the chest, resting snugly on the center of
the shoulder. The lap belt should rest low and snug across the hips,
never up high across the stomach.
If the booster seat slides on the vehicle seat, placing a rubberized mesh
sold as shelf or carpet liner under the booster seat may improve this
condition.
The importance of shoulder belts
Using a booster without a shoulder belt increases the risk of a child’s
head hitting a hard surface in a collision. For this reason, you should
never use a booster seat with a lap belt only. It is best to use a booster
seat with lap/shoulder belts in the back seat- the safest place for children
to ride.
Follow all instructions provided by the manufacturer of the
booster seat.
Never put the shoulder belt under a child’s arm or behind the
back because it eliminates the protection for the upper part of
the body and may increase the risk of injury or death in a collision.
Never use pillows, books, or towels to boost a child. They can
slide around and increase the likelihood of injury or death in a
collision.
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SAFETY SEATS FOR CHILDREN
Child and infant or child safety seats
Use a safety seat that is recommended for the size and weight of the
child. Carefully follow all of the manufacturer’s instructions with the
safety seat you put in your vehicle. If you do not install and use the
safety seat properly, the child may be injured in a sudden stop or
collision.
When installing a child safety seat:
• Review and follow the information
presented in the Air Bag
Supplemental Restraint System
section in this chapter.
• Use the correct safety belt buckle
for that seating position.
• Insert the belt tongue into the
proper buckle until you hear a
snap and feel it latch. Make sure
the tongue is securely fastened in
the buckle.
• Keep the buckle release button
pointing up and away from the
safety seat, with the tongue
between the child seat and the
release button, to prevent
accidental unbuckling.
• Place seat back in upright position.
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• LATCH lower anchors are recommended for use by children up to 22
kg (48 pounds) in a child restraint. Top tether anchors can be used
for children up to 27 kg (60 pounds) in a child restraint, and to
provide upper torso restraint for children up to 36 kg (80 pounds)
using an upper torso harness and a belt-positioning booster.
Ford recommends the use of a child safety seat having a top tether
strap. Install the child safety seat in a seating position with LATCH and
tether anchors. For more information on top tether straps and anchors,
refer to Attaching safety seats with tether straps in this chapter. For
more information of LATCH anchors refer to Attaching safety seats with
LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) attachments in this
chapter.
Carefully follow all of the manufacturer’s instructions included
with the safety seat you put in your vehicle. If you do not install
and use the safety seat properly, the child may be injured in a sudden
stop or collision.
Installing child safety seats with combination lap and shoulder
belts
Air bags can kill or injure a child in a child seat. NEVER place a
rear-facing child seat in front of an active air bag. If you must
use a forward-facing child seat in the front seat, move the seat all the
way back.
Children 12 and under should be properly restrained in the rear
seat whenever possible.
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1. Position the child safety seat in a
seat with a combination lap and
shoulder belt.
If you use the 3rd row center seat
and the safety belt has been
detached from the seat to carry
large cargo, remove the safety belt
from the stowage area on the ceiling
and buckle the small tongue on the
end of the belt to the mini-buckle
on the left side of the center seat
position.
2. Pull down on the shoulder belt
and then grasp the shoulder belt
and lap belt together.
3. While holding the shoulder and
lap belt portions together, route the
tongue through the child seat
according to the child seat
manufacturer’s instructions. Be sure
the belt webbing is not twisted.
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4. Insert the belt tongue into the
proper buckle (the buckle closest to
the direction the tongue is coming
from) for that seating position until
you hear a snap and feel the latch
engage. Make sure the tongue is
latched securely by pulling on it.
5. To put the retractor in the
automatic locking mode, grasp the
shoulder portion of the belt and pull
downward until all of the belt is
pulled out and a click is heard.
6. Allow the belt to retract. The belt will click as it retracts to indicate it
is in the automatic locking mode.
7. Pull the lap belt portion across
the child seat toward the buckle and
pull up on the shoulder belt while
pushing down with your knee on the
child seat.
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8. Allow the safety belt to retract to
remove any slack in the belt.
9. Before placing the child in the
seat, forcibly move the seat forward
and back to make sure the seat is
securely held in place. To check
this, grab the seat at the belt path
and attempt to move it side to side
and forward. There should be no
more than one inch of movement for
proper installation.
10. Try to pull the belt out of the retractor to make sure the retractor is
in the automatic locking mode (you should not be able to pull more belt
out). If the retractor is not locked, unbuckle the belt and repeat steps
two through nine.
Check to make sure the child seat is properly secured before each use.
Attaching child safety seats with tether straps
New forward-facing child safety seats include a tether strap which goes
over the back of the seat and hooks to an anchoring point. Tether straps
are available as an accessory for many older safety seats. Contact the
manufacturer of your child seat for information about ordering a tether
strap.
Children should be placed in the rear in an appropriate child
safety seat that is properly secured to the vehicle.
The tether anchors in your vehicle
are in the positions shown:
The front passenger seat with power adjustment does not have a
tether anchor.
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Front passenger seating position (manual adjusting seats only)
1. Position the child safety seat on
the passenger seat cushion.
2. Route the child safety seat tether
strap over the back of the seat. If
the head restraint is adjustable,
route the tether strap under the
head restraint and between the
head restraint posts. If the top of
the safety seat hits the head
restraint, raise the head restraint to
let the child seat fit further
rearward.
3. Grasp the tether strap and
position it to the seat frame.
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4. Rotate the tether hook, and clip
the tether strap to the seat frame.
If the tether strap is clipped
incorrectly (as shown) the
child safety seat may not be
retained properly in the event of a
collision.
5. Rotate the tether strap clip.
6. Install the child safety seat tightly
using the LATCH anchors or safety
belts. Follow the instructions in this
chapter.
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7. Tighten the child safety seat
tether strap according to the
manufacturer’s instructions.
Rear seating positions
Follow steps 1–7 as described above for the following available seats:
• 2nd row bucket
• 3rd row bench
For additional important safety information on the proper use of safety
belts, child seats and infant seats, please read the entire Seating and
safety restraints chapter in this owner’s guide.
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Attaching safety seats with LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for
Children) attachments for child seat anchors
All child safety seats have two rigid or webbing mounted attachments
that connect to two anchors at certain seating positions in your vehicle.
This type of child seat eliminates the need to use safety belts to attach
the child seat. For forward-facing child seats, the tether strap must also
be attached to the proper tether anchor. See Attaching safety seats with
tether straps in this chapter.
Your vehicle has LATCH anchors for child seat installation at the seating
positions marked with the child seat symbol.
Never attach two LATCH
child safety seats to the
same anchor. In a crash, one
anchor may not be strong enough
to hold two child safety seat
attachments and may break,
causing serious injury or death.
The lower anchors for child seat
installation are located at the rear
section of the rear seat between the
cushion and seat back.
Follow the child seat manufacturer’s instructions to properly install a
child seat with LATCH attachments.
Attach LATCH lower attachments of the child seat only to the
anchors shown.
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If you install a child seat with rigid LATCH attachments, do not tighten
the tether strap enough to lift the child seat off the vehicle seat cushion
when the child is seated in it. Keep the tether strap just snug without
lifting the front of the child seat. Keeping the child seat just touching the
vehicle seat gives the best protection in a severe crash. Adjusting the
seat back angle may allow the tether strap to be tight without lifting the
child seat.
Each time you use the safety seat, check that the seat is properly
attached to the lower anchors and tether anchor. Try to tilt the child
seat from side to side. Also try to tug the seat forward. Check to see if
the anchors hold the seat in place.
If the safety seat is not anchored properly, the risk of a child
being injured in a crash greatly increases.
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Driving
STARTING
Positions of the ignition
1. ACC, allows the electrical
accessories such as the radio to
operate while the engine is not
running.
2. OFF/LOCK, shuts off the engine
and all accessories/locks the steering
wheel, gearshift lever and allows key
removal.
3
2
4
1
When the key is in position between OFF/LOCK and RUN, the
automatic transmission shift lever can be moved from the P
(Park) position without the brake pedal depressed. To avoid unwanted
vehicle movement, always set the parking brake.
3. RUN, all electrical circuits operational. Warning lights illuminated. Key
position when driving.
4. START, cranks the engine. Release the key as soon as the engine starts.
Preparing to start your vehicle
Engine starting is controlled by the powertrain control system. This
system meets all Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment standard
requirements regulating the impulse electrical field strength of radio
noise.
When starting a fuel-injected engine, avoid pressing the accelerator
before or during starting. Only use the accelerator when you have
difficulty starting the engine. For more information on starting the
vehicle, refer to Starting the engine in this chapter.
Extended idling at high engine speeds can produce very high
temperatures in the engine and exhaust system, creating the risk
of fire or other damage.
Do not park, idle, or drive your vehicle in dry grass or other dry
ground cover. The emission system heats up the engine
compartment and exhaust system, which can start a fire.
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Do not start your vehicle in a closed garage or in other enclosed
areas. Exhaust fumes can be toxic. Always open the garage door
before you start the engine. See Guarding against exhaust fumes in
this chapter for more instructions.
If you smell exhaust fumes inside your vehicle, have your dealer
inspect your vehicle immediately. Do not drive if you smell
exhaust fumes.
Important safety precautions
When the engine starts, the idle RPM runs faster to warm the engine. If the
engine idle speed does not slow down automatically, have the vehicle checked.
Before starting the vehicle:
1. Make sure all occupants buckle their safety belts. For more
information on safety belts and their proper usage, refer to the Seating
and Safety Restraints chapter.
2. Make sure the headlamps and electrical accessories are off.
3. Make sure the gearshift is in P
(Park).
4. Make sure the parking brake is
set.
• Turn the key to 3 (RUN) without
turning the key to 4 (START).
3
2
4
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Make sure the corresponding lights illuminate or illuminate briefly. If a
light fails to illuminate, have the vehicle serviced.
• If the driver’s safety belt is fastened, the
light may not illuminate.
Starting the engine
Note: Whenever you start your vehicle, release the key as soon as the
engine starts. Excessive cranking could damage the starter.
1. Turn the key to 4 (START)
3
without pressing the accelerator
pedal and release as soon as the
2
engine starts. The key will return to
3 (RUN).
4
2. When the engine starts, release
the key.
1
Note: If the engine does not start within five seconds on the first try,
turn the key to OFF, wait 10 seconds and try again. If the engine still
fails to start, press the accelerator to the floor and try again; this will
allow the engine to crank with the fuel shut off in case the engine is
flooded with fuel.
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Using the engine block heater (if equipped)
An engine block heater warms the engine coolant which aids in starting
and heater/defroster performance. Use of an engine block heater is
strongly recommended if you live in a region where temperatures reach
-23° C (-10° F) or below. For best results, plug the heater in at least
three hours before starting the vehicle. The heater can be plugged in the
night before starting the vehicle.
To reduce the risk of electrical shock, do not use your heater
with ungrounded electrical systems or two-pronged (cheater)
adapters.
Guarding against exhaust fumes
Carbon monoxide is present in exhaust fumes. Take precautions to avoid
its dangerous effects.
If you smell exhaust fumes inside your vehicle, have your dealer
inspect your vehicle immediately. Do not drive if you smell
exhaust fumes.
Important ventilating information
If the engine is idling while the vehicle is stopped for a long period of
time, open the windows at least 2.5 cm (one inch) or adjust the heating
or air conditioning to bring in fresh air.
BRAKES
Occasional brake noise is normal. If a metal-to-metal, continuous grinding
or continuous squeal sound is present, the brake linings may be worn-out
and should be inspected by a qualified service technician. If the vehicle
has continuous vibration or shudder in the steering wheel while braking,
the vehicle should be inspected by a qualified service technician.
Refer to Brake system warning
light in the Instrument Cluster
chapter for information on the brake
system warning light.
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Four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
Your vehicle is equipped with an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS). This
system helps you maintain steering control during emergency stops by
keeping the brakes from locking. Noise from the ABS pump motor and
brake pedal pulsation may be observed during ABS braking; this is
normal and should be no reason for concern.
ABS warning lamp
The ABS lamp in the instrument
cluster momentarily illuminates
ABS
when the ignition is turned to ON. If
the light does not illuminate during
start up, remains on or flashes, the
ABS may be disabled and may need to be serviced.
Even when the ABS is disabled,
normal braking is still effective. (If
your BRAKE warning lamp
illuminates with the parking brake
released, have your brake system serviced immediately.)
Using ABS
When hard braking is required, apply continuous force on the brake
pedal; do not pump the brake pedal since this will reduce the
effectiveness of the ABS and will increase your vehicle’s stopping
distance. The ABS will be activated if wheelslip or skidding is detected,
optimizing your stopping distance and allowing you to retain full steering
control.
Brake Assist (if equipped as part of the AdvanceTrac姟 system)
The Brake Assist system provides full braking force during panic braking
situations. It detects a rapid application of the brake pedal and
maximizes the amount of brake booster assist, helping the driver to
achieve maximum braking pressure. Once a panic brake application is
detected, the system will remain activated as long as the brake pedal is
depressed. The system is deactivated by releasing the brake pedal.
When the system activates, the brake pedal will travel with very little
effort; this is normal.
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Parking brake
To set the parking brake, pull the
handle up as far as possible. The
BRAKE warning lamp will illuminate
and will remain illuminated until the
parking brake is released.
To release, press and hold the
button, pull the handle up slightly,
then push the handle down.
Always set the parking
brake fully and make sure
that the gearshift is securely
latched in P (Park).
ADVANCETRAC姟 STABILITY ENHANCEMENT SYSTEM
(IF EQUIPPED)
The AdvanceTrac娂 system helps the driver maintain the stability and
steer-ability of the vehicle. The system integrates anti-lock braking
system (ABS) and Traction Control娂 and a more advanced function to
further enhance the stability of the vehicle.
AdvanceTrac娂 constantly monitors the vehicle motion relative to the
driver’s intended course. This is done by using added sensors that
compare the steering inputs from the driver with the actual motion of
the vehicle. AdvanceTrac娂 determines whether an engine torque
reduction or brake application is needed to help control the vehicle. If
the vehicle begins to rotate excessively left or right, spin out, or slide
sideways, the system will attempt to correct the excessive motion. If the
vehicle does not respond to steering inputs, the system will attempt to
increase the turning response of the vehicle.
AdvanceTrac娂 enhances your vehicle’s stability during maneuvers that
require all available tire traction, like in wet/snowy/icy road conditions
and/or when performing emergency maneuvers. In an emergency
lane-change, the driver will experience better overall vehicle traction,
and have better control of the vehicle.
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Driving conditions which may activate AdvanceTrac娂 include:
• Accelerating on a slippery surface
• Taking a turn too fast
• Maneuvering quickly to avoid an accident, pedestrian or obstacle
• Hitting a patch of ice
• Changing lanes on a snow-rutted road
• Entering a snow-free road from a snow-covered side street, or vice
versa
• Entering a paved road from a gravel road, or vice versa
• Hitting a curb while turning
• Cornering at excessive speeds while towing a heavily loaded trailer
(refer to Trailer Towing in this chapter)
The AdvanceTrac娂 system automatically turns on when the engine is
started. However, the system does not function when the vehicle is
traveling in R (Reverse).
If you are operating the speed control system and road conditions
change causing the AdvanceTrac娂 to activate, the AdvanceTrac娂 will
disengage the speed control. When driving conditions permit, you can
return to speed control by pressing RESUME. Refer to Speed control in
the Driver controls chapter.
The AdvanceTrac娂 button allows
the driver to control the availability
of the AdvanceTrac娂 system.
AdvanceTrac娂 system status is
indicated by the TRAC OFF
indicator light in the instrument
cluster when the system is
deactivated.
If a failure is detected in the AdvanceTrac娂 system, the TRAC OFF
indicator light in the instrument cluster will stay on. CHECK
ADVANCETRAC will show in the message center display. Have the
vehicle system serviced immediately.
If the vehicle is stuck in snow or mud or when driving in deep sand,
switching off the AdvanceTrac娂 system may be beneficial so the wheels
are allowed to spin. If your vehicle seems to lose engine power while
driving in deep sand or very deep snow, switching off the AdvanceTrac娂
stability enhancement feature will restore full engine power and will
enhance momentum through the obstacle.
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Some drivers may notice a slight movement of the brake pedal when the
AdvanceTrac娂 performs a system self-check. During AdvanceTrac娂
operation you may experience the following:
• A rumble or grinding noise
• A slight deceleration of the vehicle
• The TRAC ACTIVE indicator light will illuminate
• If your foot is on the brake pedal, you will feel a vibration in the
pedal.
• If the driving condition is severe and your foot is not on the brake, the
brake pedal will move to apply higher brake forces. You may also hear
a whoosh of air from under the instrument panel during this severe
condition.
All these conditions are normal during AdvanceTrac娂 operation.
If the AdvaceTrac system is activated for an extended period of time, the
brake portion of the system will shut down to allow the brakes to cool
down. A limited AdvanceTrac娂 function using only engine power
reduction will still help control the wheels from over-spinning. When the
brakes have cooled down, the system will again function normally.
Anti-lock braking is not affected by this condition and will function
normally during the cool-down period.
Do not alter or modify your vehicle’s suspension or steering; the
resulting changes to the vehicle’s handling can adversely affect
the AdvanceTrac娂 system. Also, do not install a stereo
loudspeaker near the front center console or under either front
seat. The speaker vibrations can adversely affect the
AdvanceTrac娂 sensors located in this area.
Aggressive driving in any road conditions can cause you to lose
control of your vehicle increasing the risk of severe personal
injury or property damage. The occurrence of an AdvanceTrac娂 event
is an indication that at least some of the tires have exceeded their
ability to grip the road; this may lead to an increased risk of loss of
vehicle control, vehicle rollover, personal injury and death. If you
experience a severe road event, SLOW DOWN.
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STEERING
To prevent damage to the power steering system:
• Never hold the steering wheel at its furthest turning points (until it
stops) for more than a few seconds when the engine is running.
• Do not operate the vehicle with a low power steering pump fluid level
(below the MIN mark on the reservoir).
If the power steering system breaks down (or if the engine is turned
off), you can steer the vehicle manually, but it takes more effort.
If the steering wanders or pulls, check for:
• an improperly inflated tire
• uneven tire wear
• loose or worn suspension components
• loose or worn steering components
• improper steering alignment
A high crown in the road or high crosswinds may also make the steering
seem to wander/pull.
AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE OPERATION
Brake-shift interlock
This vehicle is equipped with a brake-shift interlock feature that prevents
the gearshift lever from being moved from P (Park) when the ignition is
in the RUN position unless the brake pedal is depressed.
If you cannot move the gearshift lever out of P (Park) with the ignition
in the RUN position and the brake pedal depressed:
1. Apply the parking brake.
2. Insert the key and turn it to the
3
position between 2 (OFF/LOCK)
and 3 (RUN). A detent position will
2
be felt between positions 2 and 3.
4
Apply the brake pedal and shift
to N (Neutral). The positions of
the ignition are as follows: 1 –
1
ACCESSORY, 2 – OFF/LOCK, 3 –
RUN and 4 – START.
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When the key is in position between OFF/LOCK and RUN, the
automatic transmission shift lever can be moved from the P
(Park) position without the brake pedal depressed. To avoid unwanted
vehicle movement, always set the parking brake.
3. Start the vehicle.
If it is necessary to use the above procedure to move the gearshift lever,
it is possible that a fuse has blown or the vehicle’s brakelamps are not
operating properly. Refer to Fuses and relays in the Roadside
emergencies chapter.
Do not drive your vehicle until you verify that the brakelamps
are working.
Always set the parking brake fully and make sure the gearshift is
latched in P (Park). Turn the ignition to the LOCK position and
remove the key whenever you leave your vehicle.
If the parking brake is fully released, but the brake warning lamp
remains illuminated, the brakes may not be working properly.
See your dealer or a qualified service technician.
Driving with an automatic overdrive transaxle with column gearshift
Your transaxle is equipped with an adaptive learning strategy found in
the vehicle computer. This feature is designed to increase durability and
provide consistent shift feel over the life of the vehicle. A new vehicle or
transaxle may have firm and/or soft shifts. This operation is considered
normal and will not affect function or durability of the transaxle. Over
time, the adaptive learning process will fully update transaxle operation.
Additionally, whenever the battery is disconnected or a new battery
installed, the strategy must be relearned.
Your automatic overdrive transaxle provides fully automatic operation in
either D (Drive) or 3. Driving with the gearshift lever in D (Drive) gives
the best fuel economy for normal driving conditions. For manual control
start in 1 (First) and then shift manually.
To put your vehicle in gear, start the engine, depress the brake pedal,
then move gearshift lever out of P (Park). Once you place the gearshift
lever securely into position, gradually release the brake pedal and use
the accelerator as necessary.
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Understanding the gearshift positions of the 4–speed automatic
transaxle
P (Park)
This position locks the transaxle and prevents the front wheels from
turning.
To put your vehicle in gear:
• Start the engine
• Depress the brake pedal
• Move the gearshift lever into the desired gear
To put your vehicle in P (Park):
• Come to a complete stop
• Move the gearshift lever and securely latch it in P (Park)
Always set the parking brake fully and make sure the gearshift is
latched in P (Park). Turn the ignition to the LOCK position and
remove the key whenever you leave your vehicle.
R (Reverse)
With the gearshift lever in R (Reverse), the vehicle will move backward.
Always come to a complete stop before shifting into and out of R
(Reverse).
N (Neutral)
With the gearshift lever in N (Neutral), the vehicle can be started and is
free to roll. Hold the brake pedal down while in this position.
D (Drive) with Overdrive
The normal driving position for the best fuel economy. The transaxle
operates in gears one through four.
3 (Third)
• This position allows for all forward gears except overdrive.
• Provides more engine braking than D (Drive).
• Use when driving conditions cause excessive shifting from D (Drive)
to other gears. Examples: city traffic, hilly terrain, heavy loads, trailer
towing and when engine braking is required.
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1 (First)
• Transaxle operates in first gear only.
• Provides maximum engine braking.
• Allows upshifts by moving gearshift lever.
• Will not downshift into 1 (First) at high speeds; allows for 1 (First)
when vehicle reaches slower speeds.
When parking, do not use the gearshift in place of the parking
brake. Always set the parking brake fully and make sure that the
gearshift is securely latched in Park (P). Turn off the ignition
whenever you leave your vehicle. Never leave your vehicle unattended
while it is running. If you do not take these precautions, your vehicle
may move unexpectedly and injure someone.
If your vehicle gets stuck in mud or snow
If your vehicle gets stuck in mud or snow, it may be rocked out by
shifting from forward and reverse gears, stopping between shifts in a
steady pattern. Press lightly on the accelerator in each gear.
If necessary, try turning the Traction Control娂 or AdvanceTrac娂 system
off. This will allow the wheels to spin, which may help to free your stuck
vehicle. For more information, refer to Traction Control娂 (if equipped)
or AdvanceTrac娂 stability enhancement system (if equipped) in this
chapter.
Do not rock the vehicle if the engine is not at normal operating
temperature or damage to the transmission may occur.
Do not rock the vehicle for more than a minute or damage to the
transmission and tires may occur, or the engine may overheat.
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FORWARD AND REVERSE SENSING SYSTEM
The forward and reverse sensing
system will warn the driver of
obstacles within a certain range of
the front and rear bumpers. The
front sensors will be active when the
gearshift is in any position other
than P (Park) and the vehicle speed
is below 13 km/h (8 mph). The rear
sensors will only be active when the
gearshift is in R (Reverse). The
front sensors cover an area up to 80
cm (31.5 in.) from the front of the
vehicle and about 25–50 cm (10–20
in.) to the side of the front end of
the vehicle. See the illustration for
approximate sensor area coverage.
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The reverse sensing portion of the
system detects obstacles up to 2
meters (6 feet) from the rear
bumper with a decreased coverage
area at the outer corners of the
bumper, (refer to the illustration for
approximate zone coverage areas).
As you move closer to the obstacle,
the rate of the tone increases. When
the obstacle is less than 25.0 cm (10
in.) away, the tone will sound
continuously. If the system detects a
stationary or receding object further
than 25.0 cm (10 in.) from the side
of the vehicle, the tone will sound
for only three seconds. Once the
system detects an object
approaching, the tone will sound
again.
To help avoid personal injury, please read and understand the
limitations of the forward and reverse sensing system as
contained in this section. Sensing is only an aid for some (generally
large and fixed) objects when moving in reverse on a flat surface at
“parking speeds”. Inclement weather may also affect the function of
the sensing system; this may include reduced performance or a false
activation.
To help avoid personal injury, always use caution when in R
(Reverse) and when using the sensing system.
This system is not designed to prevent contact with small or
moving objects. The system is designed to provide a warning to
assist the driver in detecting large stationary objects to avoid damaging
the vehicle. The system may not detect smaller objects, particularly
those close to the ground.
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Certain add-on devices such as large trailer hitches, bike or
surfboard racks and any device that may block the normal
detection zone of the forward and reverse sensing system may create
false beeps.
The system will sound a tone to warn the driver of obstacles near either
bumper in the following manner:
• The front sensors will sound a high pitched tone which will appear to
come from the dashboard
• The rear sensors will sound a lower pitched tone which will appear to
come from the rear interior of the vehicle
• The sensing system will report the obstacle which is closest to the
front or rear of the vehicle. For example, if an obstacle is 30 cm (12
in.) from the front of the vehicle and, at the same time, an obstacle is
only 15 cm (6 in.) from the rear of the vehicle, the lower pitched tone
will sound.
The reverse sensing portion of the system will assist the driver in
detecting certain objects while:
• the vehicle is in R (Reverse) and moving toward a stationary object at
a speed of 5 km/h (3 mph) or less.
• the vehicle is in R (Reverse) but not moving, and a moving object is
approaching the front or rear of the vehicle at a speed of 5 km/h (3
mph) or less.
• the vehicle is in R (Reverse) and moving at a speed of less than 5
km/h (3 mph) and a moving object is approaching the rear of the
vehicle at a speed of less than 5 km/h (3 mph).
The system is automatically enabled
OFF
when the gear selector is placed in
D (Drive) or R (Reverse) and the
ignition is ON. The park aid disable
switch allows the driver to disable
the system only when the ignition is
ON, and the gear selector is in D
(Drive) or R (Reverse). The OFF
indicator remains illuminated when
the system is disabled. If the indicator light illuminates when the system
is enabled, it may indicate a failure in the RSS.
The system defaults to enabled every time the ignition is turned on.
Press the control to disable or enable the system
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Keep the sensors (located on the front and rear bumper/fascia)
free from snow, ice and large accumulations of dirt (do not clean
the sensors with sharp objects). If the sensors are covered, it will
affect the accuracy of the sensing system.
If your vehicle sustains damage to the front or rear
bumper/fascia, leaving it misaligned or bent, the sensing zone may
be altered causing inaccurate measurement of obstacles or false
alarms.
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
If driving through deep or standing water is unavoidable, proceed very
slowly especially if the depth is not known. Never drive through water
that is higher than the bottom of the hubs (for trucks) or the bottom of
the wheel rims (for cars). Traction or brake capability may be limited
and your vehicle may stall. Water may also enter your engine’s air intake
and severely damage your engine.
Once through the water, always dry the brakes by moving your vehicle
slowly while applying light pressure on the brake pedal. Wet brakes do
not stop the vehicle as quickly as dry brakes. Driving through deep
water where the transmission vent tube is submerged may allow
water into the transmission and cause internal transmission
damage.
VEHICLE LOADING – WITH AND WITHOUT A TRAILER
This section will guide you in the proper loading of your vehicle and/or
trailer, to keep your loaded vehicle weight within its design rating
capability, with or without a trailer. Properly loading your vehicle will
provide maximum return of vehicle design performance. Before loading
your vehicle, familiarize yourself with the following terms for determining
your vehicle’s weight ratings, with or without a trailer, from the vehicle’s
Safety Certification Label and Tire and Load Information Label:
Base Curb Weight – is the weight of the vehicle including a full tank of
fuel and all standard equipment. It does not include passengers, cargo, or
optional equipment.
Vehicle Curb Weight – is the weight of your new vehicle when you
picked it up from your dealer plus any aftermarket equipment.
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Cargo Weight – includes all weight added to the Base Curb Weight,
including cargo and optional equipment. When towing, trailer tongue load
or king pin weight is also part of cargo weight.
GAW (Gross Axle Weight) – is the total weight placed on each axle
(front and rear) – including vehicle curb weight and all payload.
GAWR (Gross Axle Weight Rating) – is the maximum allowable
weight that can be carried by a single axle (front or rear). These
numbers are shown on the Safety Compliance Certification Label
located on the driver’s door or door pillar. The total load on each
axle must never exceed its GAWR.
Exceeding the Safety Certification Label axle weight rating limits
could result in substandard vehicle handling, performance,
engine, transmission and/or structural damage, serious damage to the
vehicle, loss of control and personal injury.
Note: For trailer towing information refer to Trailer Towing found in
this chapter or the RV and Trailer Towing Guide provided by your
dealership.
GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight) – is the Vehicle Curb Weight + cargo +
passengers.
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GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight
Rating) – is the maximum
allowable weight of the fully loaded
vehicle (including all options,
equipment, passengers and cargo).
The GVWR is shown on the
Safety Compliance Certification
Label located on the driver’s
door or door pillar. The GVW
must never exceed the GVWR.
Exceeding the Safety Certification Label axle weight rating limits
could result in substandard vehicle handling, performance,
engine, transmission and/or structural damage, serious damage to the
vehicle, loss of control and personal injury.
GCW (Gross Combined Weight) – is the weight of the loaded vehicle
(GVW) plus the weight of the fully loaded trailer.
GCWR (Gross Combined Weight Rating) – is the maximum allowable
weight of the vehicle and the loaded trailer – including all cargo and
passengers – that the vehicle can handle without risking damage.
(Important: The towing vehicle’s braking system is rated for operation at
GVWR, not at GCWR. Separate functional brakes should be used for safe
control of towed vehicles and for trailers weighing more than 680 kg
[1,500 lbs]). The GCW must never exceed the GCWR.
Maximum Loaded Trailer Weight – is the highest possible weight of a
fully loaded trailer the vehicle can tow. It assumes a vehicle with only
mandatory options, no cargo (internal or external), a tongue load of
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10–15% (conventional trailer) or king pin weight of 15–25% (fifth wheel
trailer), and driver only (68 kg [150 lbs]). Consult your dealership (or
the RV and Trailer Towing Guide provided by your dealership) for
more detailed information.
Tongue Load or Fifth Wheel King Pin Weight – refers to the amount
of the weight that a trailer pushes down on a trailer hitch.
Examples: For a 2268 kg (5000 lbs.) conventional trailer, multiply 5000
by 0.10 and 0.15 to obtain a proper tongue load range of 227 to 340 kg
(500 to 750 lbs.). For an 5216 kg (11,500 lbs.) fifth wheel trailer,
multiply by 0.15 and 0.25 to obtain a proper king pin load range of 782
to 1304 kg (1,725 to 2,875 lbs.)
Do not exceed the GVWR or the GAWR specified on the
certification label.
Do not use replacement tires with lower load carrying capacities
than the originals because they may lower the vehicle’s GVWR
and GAWR limitations. Replacement tires with a higher limit than the
originals do not increase the GVWR and GAWR limitations.
Exceeding any vehicle weight rating limitation could result in
serious damage to the vehicle and/or personal injury.
TRAILER TOWING
Your vehicle is capable either of towing Class I trailers or up to Class II
trailers when equipped with the optional trailer tow package.
If your vehicle does not have the optional trailer tow package your
vehicle is partially prepped for trailer tow lamp wiring but you will also
need to install electrical kit 3F2Z-15A416-A. This kit contains fuses and
relays to isolate the vehicle lighting circuitry from the trailer lighting and
an adapter wiring harness containing the standard 4-pin trailer plug.
Refer to the Trailer lamps section in this chapter for additional
information. Do not tow above 907 kg (2000 lbs) without the
manufacturer-installed trailer tow package.
If your vehicle has the optional trailer tow package it comes with heavy
duty cooling fans, auxiliary transmission fluid cooler, an auxiliary engine
oil cooler, heavy duty battery, trailer tow wiring (including fuses and
relays to isolate the vehicle lighting circuitry from the trailer lighting)
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and a kit (in a cardboard box) that includes an adapter wiring harness
that contains the standard 4-pin trailer plug.
Trailer towing puts additional loads on your vehicle’s engine,
transmission, axle, brakes, tires, and suspension. For your safety and to
maximize vehicle performance, be sure to use the proper equipment
while towing.
Follow these guidelines to ensure safe towing procedure:
• Stay within your vehicle’s load limits. If exceeded, cargo should be
removed from the trailer and/or the vehicle until all weights are within
specified limits.
• Thoroughly prepare your vehicle for towing. Refer to Preparing to
tow in this chapter.
• Use extra caution when driving while trailer towing. Refer to Driving
while you tow in this chapter.
• Service your vehicle more frequently if you tow a trailer. Refer to
Special Operating Conditions in the scheduled maintenance guide.
• Do not tow a trailer until your vehicle has been driven at least 800 km
(500 miles).
• Refer to the instructions included with towing accessories for the
proper installation and adjustment specifications.
Vehicle towing capability/Trailer
hitch requirement
Model/
Engine
GCWR kg (lbs)
Wagon,
4.2L
3266
(7200)
Wagon,
4.2L with
trailer tow
option
3946
(8700)
Trailer
Trailer
Weight range
Tongue load
- kg (lbs)
Class I
0 - 907
10 - 15% of TW
Non-Equalizing (0 - 2000)
(91 kg [200 lbs.]
Weight
maximum)
Carrying
Class II
0 - 1588
10 - 15% of TW
Non-Equalizing (0 - 3500)
(159 kg [350 lbs.]
Weight
maximum)
Carrying
Hitch type
required
Do not exceed the maximum loads listed on the Safety Compliance
Certification label. For load specification terms found on the label, refer
to Vehicle loading in this chapter. Remember to figure in the tongue
load of your loaded trailer when figuring the total weight.
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Towing trailers beyond the maximum recommended gross trailer
weight exceeds the limit of the vehicle and could result in
engine damage, transmission damage, structural damage, loss of control
and personal injury.
Preparing to tow
Use the proper equipment for towing a trailer and make sure it is
properly attached to your vehicle. See your dealer or a reliable trailer
dealer if you require assistance.
Hitches
Do not use hitches that clamp onto the vehicle bumper. Use a load
carrying hitch that does not exceed your vehicle’s capability. See the
Tongue Load section in the trailer towing chart earlier in this section for
range details on a specific trailer load.
Safety chains
Always connect the trailer’s safety chains to the hook retainers on the
hitch. To connect the trailer’s safety chains, cross the chains under the
trailer tongue and allow slack for turning corners.
If you use a rental trailer, follow the instructions that the rental agency
gives to you.
Do not attach safety chains to the bumper.
Trailer brakes
Be sure your trailer conforms to all applicable local and Federal
Regulations regarding trailer braking. If your trailer is equipped with
electronically controlled brakes you will need to have an electronic brake
controller with associated wiring installed to your vehicle by a qualified
technician.
Do not connect a trailer’s hydraulic brake system directly to your
vehicle’s brake system. Your vehicle may not have enough
braking power and your chances of having a collision greatly increase.
The braking system of the tow vehicle is rated for operation at the
GVWR not GCWR.
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Trailer lamps
Trailer lamps are required on most towed vehicles. Make sure all running
lights, brake lights, turn signals and hazard lights are working.
Do not splice into the vehicle lamp wiring for trailer lamps. Your
vehicle uses an advanced electronic module to control and
monitor your vehicle lamps. Splicing into the wiring or attaching
wiring to the vehicle bulbs may DISABLE the rear vehicle lamps
or cause them not to function properly. Your lamp outage feature
may also be disabled or provide incorrect information.
See your dealer or trailer rental agency for proper instructions and
equipment for hooking up trailer lamps.
Driving while you tow
When towing a trailer:
• Turn off the speed control. The speed control may shut off
automatically when you are towing on long, steep grades.
• Consult your local motor vehicle speed regulations for towing a trailer.
• To eliminate excessive shifting, use a lower gear. This will also assist
in transmission cooling. (For additional information, refer to the
Understanding the positions of the 4–speed automatic
transmission section in this chapter.
• Anticipate stops and brake gradually.
• Do not exceed the GCWR rating or transmission damage may occur.
Servicing after towing
If you tow a trailer for long distances, your vehicle will require more
frequent service intervals. Refer to your scheduled maintenance guide for
more information.
Trailer towing tips
• Practice turning, stopping and backing up before starting on a trip to
get the feel of the vehicle trailer combination. When turning, make
wider turns so the trailer wheels will clear curbs and other obstacles.
• Allow more distance for stopping with a trailer attached.
• If you are driving down a long or steep hill, shift to a lower gear. Do
not apply the brakes continuously, as they may overheat and become
less effective.
• The trailer tongue weight should be 10–15% of the loaded trailer
weight.
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• After you have traveled 80 km (50 miles), thoroughly check your
hitch, electrical connections and trailer wheel lug nuts.
• To aid in engine/transmission cooling and A/C efficiency during hot
weather while stopped in traffic, place the gearshift lever in P (Park).
• Vehicles with trailers should not be parked on a grade. If you must
park on a grade, place wheel chocks under the trailer’s wheels.
RECREATIONAL TOWING
Follow these guidelines for your specific powertrain combination to tow
your vehicle with all four wheels on the ground (such as behind a
recreational vehicle).
These guidelines are designed to ensure that your transmission is not
damaged due to insufficient lubrication.
All Front Wheel Drive (FWD) vehicles:
It is not recommended to tow front wheel drive vehicles with the front
drive wheels on the ground. It is recommended to tow your vehicle with
the drive wheels on a dolly or two wheel car hauling trailer.
In case of a roadside emergency with a disabled vehicle (without access
to wheel dollies, car hauling trailer or flatbed transport vehicle) your
vehicle can be flat towed (all wheels on the ground) under the following
conditions:
• Place the transmission in N (Neutral).
• Maximum speed is 56 km/h (35 mph).
• Maximum distance is 80 km (50 miles).
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Roadside Emergencies
GETTING ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
To fully assist you should you have a vehicle concern, Ford Motor
Company offers a complimentary roadside assistance program. This
program is separate from the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. The service
is available:
• 24–hours, seven days a week
• for the New Vehicle Limited Warranty period of three years or 60,000
km (36,000 miles), whichever occurs first on Ford and Mercury
vehicles, and four years or 80,000 km (50,000 miles) on Lincoln
vehicles.
Roadside assistance will cover:
• changing a flat tire
• jump-starts
• lock-out assistance
• limited fuel delivery
• towing of your disabled vehicle to the nearest Ford Motor Company
dealership, or your selling dealer if within 56.3 km (35 miles) of the
nearest Ford Motor Company dealership (one tow per disablement).
Even non-warranty related tows, like accidents or getting stuck in the
mud or snow, are covered (some exclusions apply, such as impound
towing or repossession).
Canadian customers refer to your Owner Information Guide for
information on:
• coverage period
• exact fuel amounts
• towing of your disabled vehicle
• emergency travel expense reimbursement
• travel planning benefits
USING ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
Complete the roadside assistance identification card and place it in your
wallet for quick reference. In the United States, this card is found in the
Owner Guide portfolio in the glove compartment in Ford vehicles and is
mailed to you if you own a Mercury or Lincoln. In Canada, the card is
found in the Owner Information Guide in the glove compartment.
U.S. Ford or Mercury vehicle customers who require roadside assistance,
call 1–800–241–3673; Lincoln vehicle customers call 1–800–521–4140.
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Canadian customers who require roadside assistance, call
1–800–665–2006.
If you need to arrange roadside assistance for yourself, Ford Motor
Company will reimburse a reasonable amount. To obtain reimbursement
information, U.S. Ford or Mercury vehicles customers call
1-800-241-3673; Lincoln vehicle customers call 1–800–521–4140.
Canadian customers who need to obtain reimbursement information, call
1–800–665–2006.
ROADSIDE COVERAGE BEYOND BASIC WARRANTY
In the United States, you may purchase additional roadside assistance
coverage beyond this period through the Ford Auto Club by contacting
your Ford or Lincoln Mercury dealer.
Similarly in Canada, for uninterrupted Roadside Assistance coverage, you
may purchase extended coverage prior to your Basic Warranty’s Roadside
Assistance expiring. For more information and enrollment, contact
1–877–294–2582 or visit our website at www.ford.ca.
HAZARD FLASHER CONTROL
The hazard flasher is located on the
instrument panel by the radio. The
hazard flashers will operate when
the ignition is off.
Push in the flasher control and all
front and rear direction signals will
flash. Press the flasher control again
to turn them off. Use it when your vehicle is disabled and is creating a
safety hazard for other motorists.
Note: With extended use, the flasher may run down your battery.
FUEL PUMP SHUT-OFF SWITCH
This device stops the electric fuel pump from sending fuel to the engine
when your vehicle has had a substantial jolt.
After an accident, if the engine cranks but does not start, this switch
may have been activated.
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This switch is located behind the
service panel on the right side of
the cargo area.
To reset the switch:
1. Turn the ignition OFF.
2. Check the fuel system for leaks.
3. If no leaks are apparent, reset the
switch by pushing in on the reset
button.
4. Turn the ignition ON.
5. Wait a few seconds and return
the key to OFF.
6. Make another check of leaks.
FUSES AND RELAYS
Fuses
If electrical components in the
vehicle are not working, a fuse may
have blown. Blown fuses are
identified by a broken wire within
the fuse. Check the appropriate
fuses before replacing any electrical
components.
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Note: Always replace a fuse with one that has the specified amperage
rating. Using a fuse with a higher amperage rating can cause severe wire
damage and could start a fire.
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Standard fuse amperage rating and color
COLOR
Fuse
rating
Mini
fuses
Standard
fuses
Maxi
fuses
2A
3A
4A
5A
7.5A
10A
15A
20A
25A
30A
40A
50A
60A
70A
80A
Grey
Violet
Pink
Tan
Brown
Red
Blue
Yellow
Natural
Green
—
—
—
—
—
Grey
Violet
Pink
Tan
Brown
Red
Blue
Yellow
Natural
Green
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
Yellow
—
Green
Orange
Red
Blue
Tan
Natural
Cartridge
Fuse link
maxi
cartridge
fuses
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
Blue
Blue
—
—
Pink
Pink
Green
Green
Red
Red
—
Yellow
—
Brown
—
Black
Passenger compartment fuse panel
The fuse panel is located below and to the left of the steering wheel by
the brake pedal. Remove the panel cover to access the fuses. To remove
the fuse panel cover, pull up on the latch on the right or left side of the
cover.
To remove a fuse use the fuse puller tool provided on the fuse panel
cover.
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The fuses are coded as follows:
Fuse/Relay
Location
1
2
3
4
5
Fuse Amp
Rating
Relay
Relay
10A
5A
20A
6
5A
7
8
10A
10A
9
10A
10
11
5A
5A
Passenger Compartment Fuse
Panel Description
Accessory delay relay 1
Accessory delay relay 2
Front wiper motor Run feed
B+ feed to outside mirrors
Vent window power feed/Radio
feed
Driver door switch
illumination/Passenger door
switch illumination
Rear wiper Run feed
Cluster/Electronic Automatic
Temperature Control (EATC) B+
feed
Passive Anti-theft System (PATS)
LED feed
Auxiliary radio, DVD
Auxiliary climate control
system/Power Liftgate
Module/Left and right power
sliding door module/Data Link
Connector (DLC)/Clock B+ feeds
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Fuse/Relay
Location
12
Fuse Amp
Rating
5A
13
5A
14
5A
15
16
10A
5A
17
10A
18
10A
19
5A
20
10A
Passenger Compartment Fuse
Panel Description
Brake-Shift Interlock (BSI) Run
feed, Climate control system Run
feed
Compass/Driver heated
seat/Passenger heated
seats/Reverse sensing
system/Power Liftgate
Module/Power sliding door Run
feeds
Underhood fuse box Run feed,
Front blower Run feed
Brake On-Off (BOO) switch B+
Steering angle/Cluster/Power
sliding door and power liftgate
inhibit LED/Electrochromatic
mirror Run/Start
Restraint Control Module
(RCM)/Passenger Air bag Disable
Indicator (PADI)/Passenger
Occupant Detection System
(PODS) Run/Start
Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)
module/Brake pressure
switch/Speed control Run/Start
PATS/Cluster/Air bag
LED/Powertrain Control Module
(PCM) relay Run/Start
Liftgate Start feed, Radio Start
feed
Starter relay power START
21
10A
Power distribution box
The power distribution box is located in the engine compartment. The
power distribution box contains high-current fuses that protect your
vehicle’s main electrical systems from overloads.
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Always disconnect the battery before servicing high current
fuses.
Always replace the cover to the power distribution box before
reconnecting the battery or refilling fluid reservoirs
If the battery has been disconnected and reconnected, refer to the
Battery section of the Maintenance and specifications chapter.
The cover for the power distribution box can be removed by releasing
the tab on the back left corner of the cover, then pulling the cover up.
The high-current fuses are coded as follows:
Fuse/Relay
Location
1
2
3
4
5
6
Fuse Amp
Rating
—
30A**
30A**
30A**
30A**
30A**
7
30A**
Power Distribution Box
Description
Not used
Right cooling fan
Left cooling fan
Starter solenoid
Right-hand power sliding door
SJB accessory #2 (driver power
window)
Auxiliary blower motor
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Fuse/Relay
Location
8
Fuse Amp
Rating
40A**
9
10
30A**
30A**
11
12
13
14
30A**
40A**
40A**
30A**
15
16
20
30A**
30A**
Mini relay
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
40
Mini relay
Micro relay
Micro relay
Mini relay
Micro relay
Micro relay
—
Mini relay
Micro relay
Micro relay
Micro relay
Mini relay
15A*
41
42
25A*
10A*
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Description
Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) #2
(coil power)
Power liftgate
SJB accessory #1 (passenger
window, radio, vent windows)
Left power seat/heated seat
ABS #1 (pump motor)
Rear defroster
Front climate control system
blower motor
Right power seat/heated seat
Left-hand power sliding door
Powertrain Control Module (PCM)
power
Horn
A/C clutch
High beams
Starter
Fuel pump
Fog lamps
Not used
Auxiliary blower
Trailer park lamps
Left trailer stop/turn lamps
Right trailer stop/turn lamps
Rear defroster
Engine #1 (A/C relay coil, IMRC,
HEGO sensors, Canister purge,
Transaxle, Canister vent)
Horn
A/C clutch
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Fuse/Relay
Location
43
Fuse Amp
Rating
15A*
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
10A*
15A*
20A*
15A*
15A*
10A*
10A*
10A*
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
20A*
10A*
30A*
25A*
30A*
20A*
30A*
59
60
20A*
30A*
61
20A*
Power Distribution Box
Description
Engine #2 (Cooling fan relays,
Injectors, PCM, MAF sensor, IAC,
Ignition coil, ESM)
Heated PCV
High beams
Trailer stop/turn lamps
Fuel pump driver module
Fog lamps
PCM KAP
Alternator
Adjustable pedals (non-memory)
or memory module
Trailer tow park lamps
Heated mirrors
Front wiper motor
Rear wiper motor
Premium sound radio
Cigar lighter
SJB #1 – Center High-Mounted
Stop Lamp (CHMSL), License
plate lamps, OBD II, Dome lamp,
Auxiliary blend doors, Switch
illumination (feeds F–8, F–9, F–10
and F–11)
Radio (non-premium)
SJB #4 – Back-up lamps, Theft
sounder, Door locks
3rd row power point
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Fuse/Relay
Location
62
Fuse Amp
Rating
30A*
63
64
65
20A*
20A*
30A*
66
20A*
67
20A*
70
—
71
—
72
—
73
—
74
—
75
Diode
76
Diode
* Mini Fuse ** Cartridge Fuse
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Description
SJB #3 – Right cornering/auxiliary
lamps, Right low beam, Left front
park/turn lamps, Left rear
park/stop/turn lamps, Instrument
panel courtesy lamps, Step well
lamps, Left signal mirror, Clock,
Cluster, Message center (SJB
F–15), Switch illumination for:
overhead console, DVD/Rear
climate control system, Headlamp
switch illumination, Climate
control illumination
Instrument panel power point
Ignition switch #1 feed
SJB #2 – Left cornering/auxiliary
lamps, Left low beam, Right front
park/turn lamps, Right rear
park/stop/turn lamps, Puddle
lamps, Mirror signals, Visors, 2nd
and 3rd row lamps, Cargo lamp,
Defroster indicator
2nd row seat power point
Ignition switch #2 feed
Not used
Not used
Not used
Not used
Not used
PCM
A/C clutch
Roadside Emergencies
CHANGING A FLAT TIRE
If you get a flat tire while driving:
• do not brake heavily.
• gradually decrease the vehicle’s speed.
• hold the steering wheel firmly.
• slowly move to a safe place on the side of the road.
• If your low tire warning light is on, refer to Low tire warning in the
Maintenance and specifications chapter.
The use of tire sealants is not recommended and may damage
your tires. The use of tire sealants may also damage your tire
pressure monitoring system (if equipped).
Temporary spare tire information
Your vehicle may have a temporary spare tire. The temporary spare tire
for your vehicle is labeled as such. It is smaller than a regular tire and is
designed for emergency use only. Replace this tire with a full-size tire as
soon as possible.
Note: The Low Tire Warning system
will detect the temporary spare tire
and illuminate the low tire warning
light until the spare tire is replaced
with a proper full-size tire. To reset
the system, refer to Servicing your tires in the Maintenance and
specifications chapter.
If you use the temporary spare tire continuously or do not follow
these precautions, the tire could fail, causing you to lose control
of the vehicle, possibly injuring yourself or others.
When driving with the temporary spare tire do not:
• use more than one temporary spare tire at a time
• exceed 80 km/h (50 mph) or drive further than 3,200 km (2,000
miles) total under any circumstances
• load the vehicle beyond maximum vehicle load rating listed on the
Safety Compliance Label
• tow a Class III trailer
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• use tire chains
• drive through an automatic car wash, because of the vehicle’s reduced
ground clearance
• try to repair the temporary spare tire or remove it from its wheel
• use the wheel for any other type of vehicle
Use of a temporary spare tire at any one wheel location can lead to
impairment of the following:
• handling, stability and braking performance
• comfort and noise
• ground clearance and parking at curbs
• Winter driving capability
Location of the spare tire and tools
The spare tire and tools for your vehicle are stowed in the following
locations:
Item
Spare tire
Jack, wheel nut wrench,
Jack handle
Location
Under the vehicle, just forward of
the rear bumper
Behind the access panel located
on the right rear quarter panel
interior trim
Attached to jack with clip
Removing the jack and tools
1. Locate the access panel on the interior trim. Push forward on the clip
and remove the panel.
2. Remove the jack and lug nut wrench by turning the thumbscrew
counterclockwise to relieve tension against the stowage bracket.
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Removing the spare tire
To remove the spare tire:
1. Open the liftgate and open the
plastic cover from the carpeting on
cargo floor to expose the hex nut.
2. Insert the lug nut wrench on the
hex nut in cargo floor.
3. Turn the wrench
counterclockwise until tire is
lowered to the ground and the cable
is slightly slack.
4. Remove the retainer from the
spare tire.
To install the spare tire:
1. Reverse the removal steps 2
through 4. When the tire is raised to
the stowed position underneath the
vehicle, the hex nut ratchets and will not allow you to overtighten.
2. Check seating position of tire for looseness against the underbody
supports and retighten if necessary.
Ensure the position of the tire is not too far forward to avoid
contact with the axle.
Tire change procedure
When one of the front wheels is off the ground, the transaxle
alone will not prevent the vehicle from moving or slipping off the
jack, even if the vehicle is in P (Park).
To help prevent the vehicle from moving when you change a tire,
be sure the parking brake is set, then block (in both directions)
the wheel that is diagonally opposite (other side and end of the
vehicle) to the tire being changed.
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If the vehicle slips off the jack, you or someone else could be
seriously injured.
1. Park on a level surface, activate
hazard flashers and set parking
brake.
2. Place gearshift lever in P (Park),
turn engine off, and block the
diagonally opposite wheel.
3. Remove the spare tire, jack and
lug wrench.
4. If equipped with a bolted-on
wheel cover, remove the wheel
cover with the tapered end of the
wheel nut wrench.
5. Loosen the plastic nuts on the
center ornament with the wheel nut
wrench, then remove the plastic
nuts.
6. Remove the center ornament or wheel cover from the wheel with the
tapered end of the wheel nut wrench. Insert and twist the handle, then
pry against the wheel.
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7. Loosen each wheel lug nut
one-half turn counterclockwise but
do not remove them until the wheel
is raised off the ground.
If Ford Accessory Running Boards
have been installed, use the jack
adapters supplied with the running
boards as described on the inside of
the jack storage area.
8. Locate the jack notch next to the
door closest to the tire you are
changing, then place the jack on the
frame rail directly behind the notch.
9. Turn the jack handle clockwise
until the wheel is completely off the
ground.
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To lessen the risk of personal injury, do not put any part of your
body under the vehicle while changing a tire. Do not start the
engine when your vehicle is on the jack. The jack is only meant for
changing the tire.
10. Remove the lug nuts with the lug wrench.
11. Replace the flat tire with the spare tire, making sure the valve stem
is facing outward. Reinstall lug nuts until the wheel is snug against the
hub. Do not fully tighten the lug nuts until the wheel has been lowered.
12. Lower the wheel by turning the jack handle counterclockwise.
13. Remove the jack and fully
1
tighten the lug nuts in the order
shown.
14. If equipped with a bolted-on
3
4
wheel cover, install the center
ornament and tighten the five
plastic nuts until they click (do not
use power tools on these nuts).
5
2
Install the outer wheel cover.
15. If removed, install center
ornament or wheel cover.
16. Put flat tire, jack and lug wrench away in the proper stowage
locations.
Stowing the full-size tire
Note: Failure to follow these instructions may result in personal
injury. Do not install the flat tire underneath the vehicle.
Place tire inside the vehicle near the rear of the vehicle with the valve
stem facing down.
1. Remove tether kit from the jack storage area.
2. Pass cable retainer through the center of the wheel.
3. Raise the tire and secure the cable with the wing screw provided in
the tether cable kit, by installing it on the luggage back panel and
turning the wing screw clockwise. You will hear an audible click when
the tire is properly secured.
4. Check that the flat tire is properly secured.
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Stowing the spare tire
Note: If no tire is to be stowed under the vehicle, attach the secondary
(locking) wheel retainer to the primary retainer using cable tie provided.
Make sure to pass the tie through
one of the “loops” on the secondary
(locking) retainer,
then around the primary cable. This
allows the secondary (locking)
retainer to be raised. Do not allow
either retainer to contact ground
while driving.
1. Lay the spare, inflated tire on the ground with the valve stem facing in
the direction specified on the Tire Changing Instructions located with the
jack hardware.
2. Slide the wheel partially under the vehicle and install the secondary
(locking) retainer through an outer hole in the tire, and rotate
one-quarter turn to locked position. Install the primary retainer through
the center of the tire. Pull on the cable to align the components at the
end of the cable.
3. Turn the jack handle clockwise until the tire is raised to its stowed
position underneath the vehicle. The effort to turn the jack handle
increases significantly and the spare tire carrier ratchets or slips when
the tire is raised to the maximum tightness. Tighten to the best of your
ability, to the point where the ratchet/slip occurs, if possible. The spare
tire carrier will not allow you to overtighten. If the spare tire carrier
ratchets or slips with little effort, take the vehicle to your dealer for
assistance at your earliest convenience.
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4. Check that the tire lies flat against the frame and is properly
tightened. Try to push or pull, then turn the tire to be sure it will not
move. Loosen and retighten, if necessary. Failure to properly stow the
spare tire may result in failure of the winch cable and loss of the tire.
5. Repeat this tightness check procedure when servicing the spare tire
pressure (every six months, per scheduled maintenance guide), or at any
time that the spare tire is disturbed through service of other
components.
6. If removed, install the spare tire lock (if equipped) into the bumper
drive tube with the spare tire lock key (if equipped) and jack handle.
Wheel lug nut torque specifications
Retighten the lug nuts to the specified torque at 800 km (500 miles)
after any wheel disturbance (rotation, flat tire, wheel removal, etc.).
Bolt size
Wheel lug nut torque*
Nm
Lb-ft
1⁄2 x 20
113-153
85-115
* Torque specifications are for nut and bolt threads free of dirt and
rust. Use only Ford recommended replacement fasteners.
When a wheel is installed, always remove any corrosion, dirt or
foreign materials present on the mounting surfaces of the wheel or
the surface of the front disc brake hub and rotor that contacts the wheel.
Installing wheels without correct metal-to-metal contact at the wheel
mounting surfaces can cause the wheel nuts to loosen and the wheel to
come off while the vehicle is in motion, resulting in loss of control.
JUMP STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
The gases around the battery can explode if exposed to flames,
sparks, or lit cigarettes. An explosion could result in injury or
vehicle damage.
Batteries contain sulfuric acid which can burn skin, eyes and
clothing, if contacted.
Do not attempt to push-start your vehicle. Automatic
transmissions do not have push-start capability; doing so may
damage the catalytic converter.
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Preparing your vehicle
When the battery is disconnected or a new battery is installed, the
transmission must relearn its shift strategy. As a result, the transmission
may have firm and/or soft shifts. This operation is considered normal and
will not affect function or durability of the transmission. Over time, the
adaptive learning process will fully update transmission operation.
1. Use only a 12–volt supply to start your vehicle.
2. Do not disconnect the battery of the disabled vehicle as this could
damage the vehicle’s electrical system.
3. Park the booster vehicle close to the hood of the disabled vehicle
making sure the two vehicles do not touch. Set the parking brake on
both vehicles and stay clear of the engine cooling fan and other moving
parts.
4. Check all battery terminals and remove any excessive corrosion before
you attach the battery cables. Ensure that vent caps are tight and level.
5. Turn the heater fan on in both vehicles to protect any electrical
surges. Turn all other accessories off.
Connecting the jumper cables
+
+
–
–
1. Connect the positive (+) jumper cable to the positive (+) terminal of
the discharged battery.
Note: In the illustrations, lightning bolts are used to designate the
assisting (boosting) battery.
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+
+
–
–
2. Connect the other end of the positive (+) cable to the positive (+)
terminal of the assisting battery.
+
+
–
–
3. Connect the negative (-) cable to the negative (-) terminal of the
assisting battery.
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+
+
–
–
4. Make the final connection of the negative (-) cable to an exposed
metal part of the stalled vehicle’s engine, away from the battery and the
carburetor/fuel injection system. Do not use fuel lines, engine rocker
covers or the intake manifold as grounding points.
Do not connect the end of the second cable to the negative (-)
terminal of the battery to be jumped. A spark may cause an
explosion of the gases that surround the battery.
5. Ensure that the cables are clear of fan blades, belts, moving parts of
both engines, or any fuel delivery system parts.
Jump starting
1. Start the engine of the booster vehicle and run the engine at
moderately increased speed.
2. Start the engine of the disabled vehicle.
3. Once the disabled vehicle has been started, run both engines for an
additional three minutes before disconnecting the jumper cables.
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Removing the jumper cables
+
+
–
–
Remove the jumper cables in the reverse order that they were
connected.
1. Remove the jumper cable from the ground metal surface.
Note: In the illustrations, lightning bolts are used to designate the
assisting (boosting) battery.
+
+
–
–
2. Remove the jumper cable on the negative (-) connection of the
booster vehicle’s battery.
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+
+
–
–
3. Remove the jumper cable from the positive (+) terminal of the booster
vehicle’s battery.
+
+
–
–
4. Remove the jumper cable from the positive (+) terminal of the
disabled vehicle’s battery.
After the disabled vehicle has been started and the jumper cables
removed, allow it to idle for several minutes so the engine computer can
relearn its idle conditions.
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WRECKER TOWING
If you need to have your vehicle towed, contact a professional towing
service or, if you are a member of a roadside assistance program, your
roadside assistance service provider.
It is recommended that your vehicle be towed by wheel lift or flatbed
equipment. Do not tow with a slingbelt. Ford Motor Company has not
approved a slingbelt towing procedure.
If your vehicle is to be towed from the rear using wheel lift, the front
wheels must be placed on a dolly to prevent damage to the transaxle.
If your vehicle must be towed with the drive wheels on the ground:
• Place the transaxle in N (Neutral).
• Do not exceed the distance of 80 km (50 miles).
• Do not exceed the speed of 56 km/h (35 mph).
If the vehicle is towed by other means or incorrectly, vehicle
damage may occur.
Ford Motor Company produces a towing manual for all authorized tow
truck operators. Have your tow truck operator refer to this manual for
proper hook-up and towing procedures for your vehicle.
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Customer Assistance
GETTING THE SERVICES YOU NEED
At home
You must take your Ford vehicle to an authorized Ford dealer for
warranty repairs. While any Ford dealership handling your vehicle line
will provide warranty service, we recommend you return to your selling
dealer who wants to ensure your continued satisfaction. Please note that
certain warranty repairs require special training and/or equipment, so not
all dealers are authorized to perform all warranty repairs. This means
that, depending on the warranty repair needed, you may have to take
your vehicle to another dealer. A reasonable time must be allowed to
perform a repair after taking your vehicle to the dealership. Repairs will
be made using Ford or Motorcraft parts, or remanufactured or other
parts that are authorized by Ford.
If you have questions or concerns, or are unsatisfied with the service you
are receiving, follow these steps:
1. Contact your Sales Representative or Service Advisor at your
selling/servicing dealership.
2. If your inquiry or concern remains unresolved, contact the Sales
Manager, Service Manager or Customer Relations Manager.
3. If you require assistance or clarification on Ford Motor Company
policies or procedures, please contact the Ford Customer Relationship
Center at the number below.
Away from home
If you own a Ford or Mercury vehicle and are away from home when
your vehicle needs service, or if you need more help than the dealership
could provide, after following the steps described above, contact the
Ford Customer Relationship Center to find an authorized dealership to
help you.
In the United States:
Ford Motor Company
Customer Relationship Center
P.O. Box 6248
Dearborn, MI 48121
1-800-392-3673 (FORD)
(TDD for the hearing impaired: 1-800-232-5952)
www.customersaskford.com
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In Canada:
Customer Relationship Centre
Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited
P.O. Box 2000
Oakville, Ontario L6J 5E4
1-800-565-3673 (FORD)
www.ford.ca
If you own a Lincoln vehicle and are away from home when your vehicle
needs service, or if you need more help than the dealership could
provide, after following the steps described above, contact the Ford
Customer Relationship Center to find an authorized dealership to help
you.
In the United States:
Ford Motor Company
Customer Relationship Center
P.O. Box 6248
Dearborn, MI 48121
1-800-521-4140
(TDD for the hearing impaired: 1-800-232-5952)
www.customersaskford.com
In Canada:
Lincoln Centre
Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited
P.O. Box 2000
Oakville, Ontario L6J 5E4
1-800-387-9333
www.lincolncanada.com
In order to help you service your Lincoln vehicle, please have the
following information available when contacting the Lincoln Centre:
• Your telephone number (home and business)
• The name of the dealer and the city where the dealership is located
• The year and make of your vehicle
• The date of vehicle purchase
• The current odometer reading
• The vehicle identification number (VIN)
If you still have a complaint involving a warranty dispute, you may wish
to contact the Dispute Settlement Board (U.S.).
In some states (in the U.S.) you must directly notify Ford in writing
before pursuing remedies under your state’s warranty laws. Ford is also
allowed a final repair attempt in some states.
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In the United States, a warranty dispute must be submitted to the
Dispute Settlement Board before taking action under the Magnuson-Moss
Warranty Act, or to the extent allowed by state law, before pursuing
replacement or repurchase remedies provided by certain state laws. This
dispute handling procedure is not required prior to enforcing state
created rights or other rights which are independent of the
Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act or state replacement or repurchase laws.
FORD EXTENDED SERVICE PLAN
You can get more protection for your new car or light truck by
purchasing Ford Extended Service Plan (Ford ESP) coverage. Ford ESP
is an optional service contract which is backed by Ford Motor Company
or Ford Motor Service Company (in the U.S.) and Ford of Canada (in
Canada). It provides the following:
• Benefits during the warranty period depending on the plan you
purchase (such as: reimbursement for rentals; coverage for certain
maintenance and wear items).
• Protection against covered repair costs after your Bumper-to-Bumper
Warranty expires.
You may purchase Ford ESP from any participating Ford and Lincoln
Mercury and Ford of Canada dealer. There are several plans available in
various time, distance and deductible combinations which can be tailored
to fit your own driving needs. Ford ESP also offers reimbursement
benefits for towing and rental coverage.
When you buy Ford ESP, you receive Peace-of-Mind protection
throughout the United States and Canada, provided by a network of
more than 5,000 participating Ford or Lincoln Mercury and Ford of
Canada dealers.
If you did not take advantage of the Ford Extended Service Plan at the
time of purchasing your vehicle, you may still be eligible. Since this
information is subject to change, please ask your dealer for complete
details about Ford Extended Service Plan coverage options, or visit the
Ford ESP website at www.ford-esp.com.
THE DISPUTE SETTLEMENT BOARD (U.S. ONLY)
The Dispute Settlement Board is:
• an independent, third-party arbitration program for warranty disputes.
• available free to owners and lessees of qualifying Ford Motor Company
vehicles.
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The Dispute Settlement Board may not be available in all states. Ford
Motor Company reserves the right to change eligibility limitations, modify
procedures and/or to discontinue this service without notice and without
incurring obligations per applicable state law.
What kinds of cases does the Board review?
Unresolved warranty repair concerns or vehicle performance concerns as
on Ford and Lincoln Mercury cars and Ford and Lincoln Mercury light
trucks which are within the terms of any applicable written new vehicle
warranty are eligible for review, except those involving:
• a non-Ford product
• a non-Ford dealership
• sales disputes between customer and dealer except those associated
with warranty repairs or concerns with the vehicle’s performance as
designed
• a request for reimbursement of consequential expenses unless a
service or product concern is being reviewed
• items not covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty (including
maintenance and wear items)
• alleged personal injury/property damage claims
• cases currently in litigation
• vehicles not used primarily for family, personal or household purposes
(except in states where the Dispute Settlement Board is required to
review commercial vehicles)
• vehicles with non-U.S. warranties
Concerns are ineligible for review if the New Vehicle Limited Warranty
has expired at receipt of your application and, in certain states eligibility
is dependent upon the customer’s possession of the vehicle.
Eligibility may differ according to state law. For example, see the unique
brochures for California, West Virginia, Georgia and Wisconsin
purchasers/lessees.
Board membership
The Board consists of:
• Three consumer representatives
• A Ford or Lincoln Mercury dealership representative
Consumer candidates for Board membership are recruited and trained by
an independent consulting firm. The dealership Board member is chosen
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from Ford and Lincoln Mercury dealership management, recognized for
their business leadership qualities.
What the Board needs
To have your case reviewed you must complete the application in the
DSB brochure and mail it to the address provided on the application
form. Some states will require you to use certified mail, with return
receipt requested.
Your application is reviewed and, if it is determined to be eligible, you
will receive an acknowledgment indicating:
• The file number assigned to your application.
• The toll-free phone number of the DSB’s independent administrator.
Your dealership and a Ford Motor Company representative will then be
asked to submit statements.
To properly review your case, the Board needs the following information:
• Legible copies of all documents and maintenance or repair orders
relevant to the case.
• The year, make, model, and Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) listed
on your vehicle ownership license.
• The date of repair(s) and mileage at the time of occurrence(s).
• The current mileage.
• The name of the dealer(s) who sold or serviced the vehicle.
• A brief description of your unresolved concern.
• A brief summary of the action taken by the dealer(s) and Ford Motor
Company.
• The names (if known) of all the people you contacted at the
dealership(s).
• A description of the action you expect to resolve your concern.
You will receive a letter of explanation if your application does not
qualify for Board review.
Oral presentations
If you would like to make an oral presentation, indicate YES to question
6 on the application. While it is your right to make an oral presentation
before the Board, this is not a requirement and the Board will decide the
case whether or not an oral presentation is made. An oral presentation
may be requested by the Board as well.
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Making a decision
Board members review all available information related to each
complaint, including oral presentations, and arrive at a fair and impartial
decision. Board review may be terminated at any time by either party.
Every effort is made to decide the case within 40 days of the date that
all requested information is received by the Board. Since the Board
generally meets once a month, it may take longer for the Board to
consider some cases.
After a case is reviewed, the Board mails you a decision letter and a
form on which to accept or reject the Board’s decision. The decisions of
the Board are binding on Ford (and, in some cases, on the dealer) but
not on consumers who are free to pursue other remedies available to
them under state or federal law.
To request a DSB Brochure/Application
For a brochure/application, speak to your dealer or write/call to the
Board at the following address/phone number:
Dispute Settlement Board
P.O. Box 5120
Southfield, MI 48086–5120
1–800–428–3718
You may also contact the North American Customer Relationship Center
at 1-800-392-3673 (Ford), TDD for the hearing impaired: 1-800-232-5952
or by writing to the Center at the following address:
Ford Motor Company
Customer Relationship Center
P.O. Box 6248
Dearborn, Michigan 48121
UTILIZING THE MEDIATION/ARBITRATION PROGRAM
(CANADA ONLY)
In those cases where you continue to feel that the efforts by Ford and
the dealer to resolve a factory-related vehicle service concern have been
unsatisfactory, Ford of Canada participates in an impartial third party
mediation/arbitration program administered by the Canadian Motor
Vehicle Arbitration Plan (CAMVAP).
The CAMVAP program is a straight-forward and relatively speedy
alternative to resolve a disagreement when all other efforts to produce a
settlement have failed. This procedure is without cost to you and is
designed to eliminate the need for lengthy and expensive legal
proceedings.
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In the CAMVAP program, impartial third-party arbitrators conduct
hearings at mutually convenient times and places in an informal
environment. These impartial arbitrators review the positions of the
parties, make decisions and, when appropriate, render awards to resolve
disputes. CAMVAP decisions are fast, fair, and final; the arbitrator’s
award is binding both to you and Ford of Canada.
CAMVAP services are available in all territories and provinces. For more
information, without charge or obligation, call your CAMVAP Provincial
Administrator directly at 1-800-207-0685.
GETTING ASSISTANCE OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND CANADA
Before exporting your vehicle to a foreign country, contact the
appropriate foreign embassy or consulate. These officials can inform you
of local vehicle registration regulations and where to find unleaded fuel.
If you cannot find unleaded fuel or can only get fuel with an anti-knock
index lower than is recommended for your vehicle, contact a district or
owner relations/customer relationship office.
The use of leaded fuel in your vehicle without proper conversion may
damage the effectiveness of your emission control system and may cause
engine knocking or serious engine damage. Ford Motor Company/Ford of
Canada is not responsible for any damage caused by use of improper
fuel.
In the United States, using leaded fuel may also result in difficulty
importing your vehicle back into the U.S.
If your vehicle must be serviced while you are traveling or living in
Central or South America, the Caribbean, or the Middle East, contact the
nearest Ford dealership. If the dealership cannot help you, write or call:
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
WORLDWIDE DIRECT MARKET OPERATIONS
1555 Fairlane Drive
Fairlane Business Park #3
Allen Park, Michigan 48101
U.S.A.
Telephone: (313) 594-4857
FAX: (313) 390-0804
If you are in another foreign country, contact the nearest Ford
dealership. If the dealership employees cannot help you, they can direct
you to the nearest Ford affiliate office.
If you buy your vehicle in North America and then relocate outside of
the U.S. or Canada, register your vehicle identification number (VIN) and
new address with Ford Motor Company Worldwide Direct Market
Operations.
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ORDERING ADDITIONAL OWNER’S LITERATURE
To order the publications in this portfolio, contact Helm, Incorporated at:
HELM, INCORPORATED
P.O. Box 07150
Detroit, Michigan 48207
Or call:
For a free publication catalog, order toll free: 1-800-782-4356
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. EST
Helm, Incorporated can also be reached by their website:
www.helminc.com.
(Items in this catalog may be purchased by credit card, check or
money order.)
Obtaining a French owner’s guide
French Owner’s Guides can be obtained from your dealer or by writing to
Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited, Service Publications, P.O. Box
1580, Station B, Mississauga, Ontario L4Y 4G3.
IN CALIFORNIA (U.S. ONLY)
California Civil Code Section 1793.2(d) requires that, if a manufacturer
or its representative is unable to repair a motor vehicle to conform to the
vehicle’s applicable express warranty after a reasonable number of
attempts, the manufacturer shall be required to either replace the
vehicle with one substantially identical or repurchase the vehicle and
reimburse the buyer in an amount equal to the actual price paid or
payable by the consumer (less a reasonable allowance for consumer
use). The consumer has the right to choose whether to receive a refund
or replacement vehicle.
California Civil Code Section 1793.22(b) presumes that the manufacturer
has had a reasonable number of attempts to conform the vehicle to its
applicable express warranties if, within the first 18 months of ownership
of a new vehicle or the first 29,000 km (18,000 miles), whichever occurs
first:
1. Two or more repair attempts are made on the same nonconformity
likely to cause death or serious bodily injury OR
2. Four or more repair attempts are made on the same nonconformity (a
defect or condition that substantially impairs the use, value or safety of
the vehicle) OR
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3. The vehicle is out of service for repair of nonconformities for a total of
more than 30 calendar days (not necessarily all at one time)
In the case of 1 or 2 above, the consumer must also notify the
manufacturer of the need for the repair of the nonconformity at the
following address:
Ford Motor Company
16800 Executive Plaza Drive
Mail Drop 3NE-B
Dearborn, MI 48126
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (U.S. ONLY)
If you believe that your vehicle has
a defect which could cause a crash
or could cause injury or death, you
should immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying Ford Motor Company.
If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an investigation, and
if it finds that a safety defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may order a
recall and remedy campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved
in individual problems between you, your dealer, or Ford Motor
Company.
To contact NHTSA, you may either call the Auto Safety Hotline toll-free
at 1–800–424–9393 (or 366–0123 in the Washington D.C. area) or write
to:
NHTSA
400 Seventh Street
U.S. Department of Transportation
Washington, D.C. 20590
You can also obtain other information about motor vehicle safety from
the Hotline.
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Cleaning
WASHING THE EXTERIOR
Wash your vehicle regularly with cool or lukewarm water and a neutral
Ph shampoo, such as Motorcraft Detail Wash (ZC-3–A), which is available
from your dealer.
• Never use strong household detergents or soap, such as dish washing
or laundry liquid. These products can discolor and spot painted
surfaces.
• Never wash a vehicle that is “hot to the touch” or during exposure to
strong, direct sunlight.
• Always use a clean sponge or carwash mitt with plenty of water for
best results.
• Dry the vehicle with a chamois or soft terry cloth towel in order to
eliminate water spotting.
• It is especially important to wash the vehicle regularly during the
winter months, as dirt and road salt are difficult to remove and cause
damage to the vehicle.
• Immediately remove items such as gasoline, diesel fuel, bird droppings
and insect deposits because they can cause damage to the vehicle’s
paintwork and trim over time.
• Remove any exterior accessories, such as antennas, before entering a
car wash.
• Suntan lotions and insect repellents can damage any painted
surface; if these substances come in contact with your vehicle,
wash off as soon as possible.
WAXING
Applying a polymer paint sealant to your vehicle every six months will
assist in reducing minor scratches and paint damage.
• Wash the vehicle first.
• Do not use waxes that contain abrasives.
• Do not allow paint sealant to come in contact with any non-body
(low-gloss black) colored trim, such as grained door handles, roof
racks, bumpers, side moldings, mirror housings or the windshield cowl
area. The paint sealant will “gray” or stain the parts over time.
• Do not allow paint sealant to come in contact with the sliding door
electrical contact switches. Paint sealant or other contaminants could
interfere with the proper operation of the power locks or power
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sliding door. If necessary, clean the contacts with Motorcraft Bug and
Tar Remover (ZC-42) to remove any sealant. Do not use any abrasives
on the contact surfaces.
PAINT CHIPS
Your dealer has touch-up paint and sprays to match your vehicle’s color.
Take your color code (printed on a sticker in the driver’s door jam) to
your dealer to ensure you get the correct color.
• Remove particles such as bird droppings, tree sap, insect deposits, tar
spots, road salt and industrial fallout before repairing paint chips.
• Always read the instructions before using the products.
ALUMINUM WHEELS AND WHEEL COVERS
Aluminum wheels and wheel covers are coated with a clearcoat paint
finish. In order to maintain their shine:
• Clean weekly with Motorcraft Wheel and Tire Cleaner (ZC-37–A),
which is available from your dealer. Heavy dirt and brake dust
accumulation may require agitation with a sponge. Rinse thoroughly
with a strong stream of water.
• Never apply any cleaning chemical to hot or warm wheel rims or
covers.
• Some automatic car washes may cause damage to the finish on your
wheel rims or covers. Chemical-strength cleaners, or cleaning
chemicals, in combination with brush agitation to remove brake dust
and dirt, could wear away the clearcoat finish over time.
• Do not use hydrofluoric acid-based or high caustic-based wheel
cleaners, steel wool, fuels or strong household detergent.
• To remove tar and grease, use Motorcraft Bug and Tar Remover
(ZC-42), available from your dealer.
ENGINE
Engines are more efficient when they are clean because grease and dirt
buildup keep the engine warmer than normal. When washing:
• Take care when using a power washer to clean the engine. The
high-pressure fluid could penetrate the sealed parts and cause
damage.
• Do not spray a hot engine with cold water to avoid cracking the
engine block or other engine components.
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• Spray Motorcraft Engine Shampoo and Degreaser (ZC-20) on all parts
that require cleaning and pressure rinse clean.
• Cover the highlighted areas to prevent water damage when cleaning
the engine.
• Never wash or rinse the engine while it is running; water in the
running engine may cause internal damage.
PLASTIC (NON-PAINTED) EXTERIOR PARTS
Use only approved products to clean plastic parts. These products are
available from your dealer.
• For routine cleaning, use Motorcraft Detail Wash (ZC-3–A).
• If tar or grease spots are present, use Motorcraft Bug and Tar
Remover (ZC-42).
WINDOWS AND WIPER BLADES
The windshield, rear and side windows and the wiper blades should be
cleaned regularly. If the wipers do not wipe properly, substances on the
vehicle’s glass or the wiper blades may be the cause. These may include
hot wax treatments used by commercial car washes, tree sap, or other
organic contamination. To clean these items, please follow these tips:
• The windshield, rear windows and side windows may be cleaned with
a non-abrasive cleaner such as Motorcraft Ultra Clear Spray Glass
Cleaner (ZC-23), available from your dealer.
• Do not use abrasives, as they may cause scratches.
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• Do not use fuel, kerosene, or paint thinner to clean any parts.
• Wiper blades can be cleaned with isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol or
windshield washer solution. Be sure to replace wiper blades when they
appear worn or do not function properly.
Do not use sharp objects, such as a razor blade, to clean the
inside of the rear window or to remove decals, as it may cause
damage to the rear window defroster’s heated grid lines.
INSTRUMENT PANEL AND CLUSTER LENS
Clean the instrument panel with a damp cloth, then dry with a dry cloth.
• Avoid cleaners or polish that increase the gloss of the upper portion of
the instrument panel. The dull finish in this area helps protect the
driver from undesirable windshield reflection.
Do not use chemical solvents or strong detergents when cleaning
the steering wheel or instrument panel to avoid contamination of
the air bag system.
• Be certain to wash or wipe your hands clean if you have been in
contact with certain products such as insect repellent and suntan
lotion in order to avoid possible damage to the interior painted
surfaces.
INTERIOR TRIM
• Clean the interior trim areas with a damp cloth, then dry by wiping
with a dry, soft, clean cloth.
• Do not use household or glass cleaners as these may damage the
finish.
INTERIOR
For fabric, carpets, cloth seats, safety belts and seats equipped with side
air bags:
• Remove dust and loose dirt with a vacuum cleaner.
• Remove light stains and soil with Motorcraft Extra Strength
Upholstery Cleaner (ZC-41).
• If grease or tar is present on the material, spot-clean the area first
with Motorcraft Spot and Stain Remover (ZC-14).
• Never saturate the seat covers with cleaning solution.
• Do not use household cleaning products or glass cleaners, which can
stain and discolor the fabric and affect the flame retardant abilities of
the seat materials.
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Do not use cleaning solvents, bleach or dye on the vehicle’s
safety belts, as these actions may weaken the belt webbing.
Do not use chemical solvents or strong detergents when cleaning
the seat-mounted side air bag. Such products could contaminate
the side air bag system and affect performance of the side air bag in a
collision.
LEATHER SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
Your leather seating surfaces have a clear, protective coating over the
leather.
• To clean, use a soft cloth with Motorcraft Deluxe Leather and Vinyl
Cleaner (ZC-11–A). Dry the area with a soft cloth.
• To help maintain its resiliency and color, use the Motorcraft Deluxe
Leather Care Kit (ZC-11–D), available from your authorized dealer.
• Do not use household cleaning products, alcohol solutions, solvents or
cleaners intended for rubber, vinyl and plastics, or oil/petroleum-based
leather conditioners. These products may cause premature wearing of
the clear, protective coating.
Note: In some instances, color or dye transfer can occur when wet
clothing comes in contact with leather upholstery. If this occurs, the
leather should be cleaned immediately to avoid permanent staining.
UNDERBODY
Flush the complete underside of your vehicle frequently. Keep body and
door drain holes free from packed dirt.
FORD, LINCOLN AND MERCURY CAR CARE PRODUCTS
Your Ford, Lincoln or Mercury dealer has many quality products available
to clean your vehicle and protect its finishes. These quality products
have been specifically engineered to fulfill your automotive needs; they
are custom designed to complement the style and appearance of your
vehicle. Each product is made from high quality materials that meet or
exceed rigid specifications. For best results, use the following products
or products of equivalent quality:
Motorcraft Custom Clearcoat Polish (ZC–8–A)
Motorcraft Custom Vinyl Protectant (not available in Canada) (ZC-40–A)
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Motorcraft Vinyl Cleaner (Canada only) (CXC-93)
Motorcraft Vinyl Conditioner (Canada only) (CXC-94)
Motorcraft Deluxe Leather and Vinyl Cleaner (not available in Canada)
(ZC-11–A)
Motorcraft Bug and Tar Remover (ZC-42)
Motorcraft Extra Strength Upholstery Cleaner (not available in Canada)
(ZC-41)
Motorcraft Custom Bright Metal Cleaner (ZC-15)
Motorcraft Wheel and Tire Cleaner (ZC-37–A)
Motorcraft Dash and Vinyl Cleaner (ZC-38–A)
Motorcraft Car Care Kit (ZC-26)
Ford Premium Car Wash Concentrate (F2SZ-19523–WC)
Motorcraft Carlite Glass Cleaner (Canada only) (CXC-100)
Motorcraft Spot and Stain Remover (ZC-14)
Motorcraft Detail Wash (ZC-3–A)
Motorcraft Tire Clean and Shine (ZC-28)
Motorcraft Triple Clean (ZC-13)
Motorcraft Ultra-Clear Spray Glass Cleaner (not available in Canada)
(ZC-23)
Motorcraft Engine Shampoo and Degreaser (ZC-20)
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Maintenance and Specifications
SERVICE RECOMMENDATIONS
To help you service your vehicle:
• We highlight do-it-yourself items in the engine compartment for easy
location.
• We provide a scheduled maintenance guide which makes tracking
routine service easy.
If your vehicle requires professional service, your dealership can provide
the necessary parts and service. Check your Warranty Guide/Owner
Information Guide to find out which parts and services are covered.
Use only recommended fuels, lubricants, fluids and service parts
conforming to specifications. Motorcraft parts are designed and built to
provide the best performance in your vehicle.
PRECAUTIONS WHEN SERVICING YOUR VEHICLE
• Do not work on a hot engine.
• Make sure that nothing gets caught in moving parts.
• Do not work on a vehicle with the engine running in an enclosed
space, unless you are sure you have enough ventilation.
• Keep all open flames and other lit material away from the battery and
all fuel related parts.
Working with the engine off
1. Set the parking brake and shift to P (Park).
2. Turn off the engine and remove the key.
3. Block the wheels.
Working with the engine on
1. Set the parking brake and shift to P (Park).
2. Block the wheels.
Note: Do not start your engine with the air cleaner removed and do not
remove it while the engine is running.
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OPENING THE HOOD
1. Inside the vehicle, pull the hood
release handle located under the
bottom left corner of the instrument
panel.
2. Go to the front of the vehicle and release the auxiliary latch that is
located under the front center of
the hood.
3. Lift the hood and secure it with
the prop rod. Your vehicle’s hood
has two locations for the prop rod
to be placed. These locations
provide two different hood opening
positions. Use the location which
best suits your needs.
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IDENTIFYING COMPONENTS IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT
4.2L V6 engines
1. Brake fluid reservoir
2. Air filter assembly
3. Power distribution box
4. Battery
5. Automatic transmission fluid dipstick
6. Engine oil dipstick
7. Engine oil filler cap
8. Windshield washer fluid reservoir
9. Engine coolant reservoir
10. Power steering fluid reservoir
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WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID
Add fluid to fill the reservoir if the
level is low. In very cold weather, do
not fill the reservoir completely.
Only use a washer fluid that meets
Ford specification WSB-M8B16–A2.
Refer to Lubricant specifications
in this chapter.
State or local regulations on volatile organic compounds may restrict the
use of methanol, a common windshield washer antifreeze additive.
Washer fluids containing non-methanol antifreeze agents should be used
only if they provide cold weather protection without damaging the
vehicle’s paint finish, wiper blades or washer system.
If you operate your vehicle in temperatures below 4.5° C (40°
F), use washer fluid with antifreeze protection. Failure to use
washer fluid with antifreeze protection in cold weather could result in
impaired windshield vision and increase the risk of injury or accident.
Note: Do not put washer fluid in the engine coolant reservoir. Washer
fluid placed in the cooling system may harm engine and cooling system
components.
Checking and adding washer fluid for the liftgate
Washer fluid for the liftgate is supplied by the same reservoir as the
windshield.
ENGINE OIL
Checking the engine oil
Refer to the scheduled maintenance guide for the appropriate intervals
for checking the engine oil.
1. Make sure the vehicle is on level ground.
2. Turn the engine off and wait a few minutes for the oil to drain into the
oil pan.
3. Set the parking brake and ensure the gearshift is securely latched in P
(Park).
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4. Open the hood. Protect yourself from engine heat.
5. Locate and carefully remove the
engine oil level indicator (dipstick).
MIN
MAX
6. Wipe the indicator clean. Insert the indicator fully, then remove it
again.
• If the oil level is between the MIN and MAX marks, the oil level is
acceptable. DO NOT ADD OIL.
• If the oil level is below the MIN
mark, add enough oil to raise the
level within the MIN-MAX range.
• Oil levels above the MAX mark may cause engine damage. Some oil
must be removed from the engine by a service technician.
7. Put the indicator back in and ensure it is fully seated.
Adding engine oil
1. Check the engine oil. For instructions, refer to Checking the engine
oil in this chapter.
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2. If the engine oil level is not within the normal range, add only certified
engine oil of the recommended viscosity. Remove the engine oil filler cap
and use a funnel to pour the engine oil into the opening.
3. Recheck the engine oil level. Make sure the oil level is not above the
MAX mark on the engine oil level indicator (dipstick).
4. Install the indicator and ensure it is fully seated.
5. Fully install the engine oil filler cap by turning the filler cap clockwise
1/4 of a turn until three clicks are heard or until the cap is fully seated.
To avoid possible oil loss, DO NOT operate the vehicle with the
engine oil level indicator and/or the engine oil filler cap removed.
Engine oil and filter recommendations
Look for this certification
trademark.
Use SAE 5W-20 engine oil.
Only use oils “Certified For Gasoline Engines” by the American
Petroleum Institute (API). To protect your engine’s warranty use
Motorcraft SAE 5W-20 or an equivalent 5W-20 oil meeting Ford
specification WSS-M2C153–H. SAE 5W-20 oil provides optimum fuel
economy and durability performance meeting all requirements for
your vehicle’s engine.
Do not use supplemental engine oil additives, cleaners or other engine
treatments. They are unnecessary and could lead to engine damage that
is not covered by Ford warranty.
Change your engine oil according to the appropriate schedule listed in
the scheduled maintenance guide.
Ford production and aftermarket (Motorcraft) oil filters are designed for
added engine protection and long life. If a replacement oil filter is used
that does not meet Ford material and design specifications, start-up
engine noises or knock may be experienced.
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It is recommended you use the appropriate Motorcraft oil filter (or
another brand meeting Ford specifications) for your engine application.
BATTERY
Your vehicle is equipped with a
Motorcraft maintenance-free battery
which normally does not require
additional water during its life of
service.
However, for severe usage or in high temperature climates, check the
battery electrolyte level. Refer to the scheduled maintenance guide for
the service interval schedules.
Keep the electrolyte level in each cell up to the “level indicator”.
Do not overfill the battery cells.
If the electrolyte level in the battery is low, you can add plain tap water
to the battery, as long as you do not use hard water (water with a high
mineral or alkali content). If possible, however, try to only fill the battery
cells with distilled water. If the battery needs water often, have the
charging system checked.
If your battery has a cover/shield, make sure it is reinstalled
after the battery has been cleaned or replaced.
For longer, trouble-free operation, keep the top of the battery clean and
dry. Also, make certain the battery cables are always tightly fastened to
the battery terminals.
If you see any corrosion on the battery or terminals, remove the cables
from the terminals and clean with a wire brush. You can neutralize the
acid with a solution of baking soda and water.
Batteries normally produce explosive gases which can cause
personal injury. Therefore, do not allow flames, sparks or lighted
substances to come near the battery. When working near the battery,
always shield your face and protect your eyes. Always provide proper
ventilation.
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When lifting a plastic-cased battery, excessive pressure on the
end walls could cause acid to flow through the vent caps,
resulting in personal injury and/or damage to the vehicle or battery.
Lift the battery with a battery carrier or with your hands on opposite
corners.
Keep batteries out of reach of children. Batteries contain sulfuric
acid. Avoid contact with skin, eyes or clothing. Shield your eyes
when working near the battery to protect against possible splashing of
acid solution. In case of acid contact with skin or eyes, flush
immediately with water for a minimum of 15 minutes and get prompt
medical attention. If acid is swallowed, call a physician immediately.
Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead and
lead compounds. Wash hands after handling.
To account for customer driving habits and conditions, your automatic
transaxle electronically controls the shift feel by using an adaptive
learning strategy. This feature is designed to optimize shift smoothness.
It is normal for your transaxle to shift abruptly during the first few
hundred kilometers (miles) of operation until the adaptive strategy has
been learned. The adaptive learning strategy is maintained by power
from the battery. When the battery is disconnected or a new battery is
installed, the transaxle must relearn its adaptive strategy. Optimal
shifting will resume within a few hundred kilometers (miles) of
operation.
Because your vehicle’s engine is electronically controlled by a computer,
some control conditions are maintained by power from the battery. When
the battery is disconnected or a new battery is installed, the engine must
relearn its idle and fuel trim strategy for optimum driveability and
performance. To begin this process:
1. With the vehicle at a complete stop, set the parking brake.
2. Put the gearshift in P (Park), turn off all accessories and start the
engine.
3. Run the engine until it reaches normal operating temperature.
4. Allow the engine to idle for at least one minute.
5. Turn the A/C on and allow the engine to idle for at least one minute.
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6. With your foot on the brake pedal and with the A/C on, put the
vehicle in D (Drive) and allow the engine to idle for at least one minute.
7. Drive the vehicle to complete the relearning process.
• The vehicle may need to be driven 16 km (10 miles) or more to
relearn the idle and fuel trim strategy.
• If you do not allow the engine to relearn its idle trim, the idle
quality of your vehicle may be adversely affected until the idle
trim is eventually relearned.
If the battery has been disconnected or a new battery has been installed,
the clock and the preset radio stations must be reset once the battery is
reconnected.
If the battery has been discharged, disconnected or a new battery has
been installed, the power sliding door may need to be reset. Refer to
Power Sliding Door-Resetting the PSD in the Controls and Features
chapter.
• Always dispose of automotive
batteries in a responsible manner.
Follow your local authorized
standards for disposal. Call your
local authorized recycling center
to find out more about recycling
automotive batteries.
RECYCLE
ENGINE COOLANT
Checking engine coolant
The concentration and level of engine coolant should be checked at the
mileage intervals listed in the scheduled maintenance guide. The coolant
concentration should be maintained at 50/50 coolant and distilled water,
which equates to a freeze point of -36° C (-34° F). Coolant concentration
testing is possible with a hydrometer or antifreeze tester (such as the
Rotunda Battery and Antifreeze Tester, 014–R1060). The level of coolant
should be maintained at the “cold full” of “cold fill range” level in the
coolant reservoir. If the level falls below, add coolant per the instructions
in the Adding engine coolant section.
Your vehicle was factory-filled with a 50/50 engine coolant and water
concentration. If the concentration of coolant falls below 40% or above
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60%, the engine parts could become damaged or not work properly. A
50–50 mixture of coolant and water provides the following:
• Freeze protection down to -36° C (-34° F).
• Boiling protection up to 129° C (265° F).
• Protection against rust and other forms of corrosion.
• Enables calibrated gauges to work properly.
When the engine is cold, check the
level of the engine coolant in the
reservoir.
• The engine coolant should be at the “cold fill level” or within the “cold
fill range” as listed on the engine coolant reservoir (depending upon
application).
• Refer to the Scheduled Maintenance Guide for service interval
schedules.
• Be sure to read and understand Precautions when servicing your
vehicle in this chapter.
If the engine coolant has not been checked at the recommended interval,
the engine coolant reservoir may become low or empty. If the reservoir is
low or empty, add engine coolant to the reservoir. Refer to Adding
engine coolant in this chapter.
Note: Automotive fluids are not interchangeable; do not use engine
coolant, antifreeze or windshield washer fluid outside of its specified
function and vehicle location.
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Adding engine coolant
When adding coolant, make sure it is a 50/50 mixture of engine coolant
and distilled water. Add the mixture to the coolant reservoir, when the
engine is cool, until the appropriate fill level is obtained.
Do not add engine coolant when the engine is hot. Steam and
scalding liquids released from a hot cooling system can burn you
badly. Also, you can be burned if you spill coolant on hot engine parts.
Do not put engine coolant in the windshield washer fluid
container. If sprayed on the windshield, engine coolant could
make it difficult to see through the windshield.
• Add Motorcraft Premium Gold Engine Coolant
(yellow-colored), VC-7–A (VC-7–B in Oregon), meeting Ford
Specification WSS-M97B51–A1.
Note: Use of Motorcraft Cooling System Stop Leak Pellets, VC-6, may
darken the color of Motorcraft Premium Gold Engine Coolant from
yellow to golden tan.
• Do not add/mix an orange-colored, extended life coolant such
as Motorcraft Speciality Orange Engine Coolant, VC-2 (US) or
CXC-209 (Canada), meeting Ford specification WSS-M97B44–D
with the factory-filled coolant. Mixing Motorcraft Speciality Orange
Engine Coolant or any orange-colored extended life product with your
factory filled coolant can result in degraded corrosion protection.
• A large amount of water without engine coolant may be added, in case
of emergency, to reach a vehicle service location. In this instance, the
cooling system must be drained and refilled with a 50/50 mixture of
engine coolant and distilled water as soon as possible. Water alone
(without engine coolant) can cause engine damage from corrosion,
overheating or freezing.
• Do not use alcohol, methanol, brine or any engine coolants
mixed with alcohol or methanol antifreeze (coolant). Alcohol
and other liquids can cause engine damage from overheating or
freezing.
• Do not add extra inhibitors or additives to the coolant. These
can be harmful and compromise the corrosion protection of the engine
coolant.
For vehicles with overflow coolant systems with a non-pressurized cap
on the coolant recovery system, add coolant to the coolant recovery
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reservoir when the engine is cool. Add the proper mixture of coolant and
water to the “cold full” level. For all other vehicles, which have a coolant
degas system with a pressurized cap, or if it is necessary to remove the
coolant pressure relief cap on the radiator of a vehicle with an overflow
system, follow these steps to add engine coolant.
To reduce the risk of personal injury, make sure the engine is
cool before unscrewing the coolant pressure relief cap. The
cooling system is under pressure; steam and hot liquid can come out
forcefully when the cap is loosened slightly.
1. Before you begin, turn the engine off and let it cool.
2. When the engine is cool, wrap a thick cloth around the coolant
pressure relief cap on the coolant reservoir (a translucent plastic bottle).
Slowly turn cap counterclockwise (left) until pressure begins to release.
3. Step back while the pressure releases.
4. When you are sure that all the pressure has been released, use the
cloth to turn it counterclockwise and remove the cap.
5. Fill the coolant reservoir slowly with the proper coolant mixture (see
above), to within the “cold fill range” or the “cold full” level on the
reservoir. If you removed the radiator cap in an overflow system, fill the
radiator until the coolant is visible and radiator is almost full.
6. Replace the cap. Turn until tightly installed. (Cap must be tightly
installed to prevent coolant loss.)
After any coolant has been added, check the coolant concentration, refer
to Checking Engine Coolant section. If the concentration is not 50/50
(protection to –34° F/–36° C), drain some coolant and adjust the
concentration. It may take several drains and additions to obtain a 50/50
coolant concentration.
Whenever coolant has been added, the coolant level in the coolant
reservoir should be checked the next few times you drive the vehicle. If
necessary, add enough 50/50 concentration of engine coolant and
distilled water to bring the liquid level to the proper level.
If you have to add more than 1.0 liter (1.0 quart) of engine coolant per
month, have your dealer check the engine cooling system. Your cooling
system may have a leak. Operating an engine with a low level of coolant
can result in engine overheating and possible engine damage.
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Recycled engine coolant
Ford Motor Company does NOT recommend the use of recycled engine
coolant in vehicles originally equipped with Motorcraft Premium Gold
Engine Coolant since a Ford-approved recycling process is not yet
available.
Used engine coolant should be disposed of in an appropriate
manner. Follow your community’s regulations and standards for recycling
and disposing of automotive fluids.
Coolant refill capacity
To find out how much fluid your vehicle’s cooling system can hold, refer
to Refill capacities in this chapter.
Fill your engine coolant reservoir as outlined in Adding engine coolant
in this chapter.
Severe climates
If you drive in extremely cold climates (less than –36° C [–34° F]):
• It may be necessary to increase the coolant concentration
above 50%.
• NEVER increase the coolant concentration above 60%.
• Increased engine coolant concentrations above 60% will
decrease the overheat protection characteristics of the engine
coolant and may cause engine damage.
• Refer to the chart on the coolant container to ensure the
coolant concentration in your vehicle will provide adequate
freeze protection at the temperatures in which you drive in the
winter months.
If you drive in extremely hot climates:
• It is still necessary to maintain the coolant concentration
above 40%.
• NEVER decrease the coolant concentration below 40%.
• Decreased engine coolant concentrations below 40% will
decrease the corrosion protection characteristics of the engine
coolant and may cause engine damage.
• Decreased engine coolant concentrations below 40% will
decrease the freeze protection characteristics of the engine
coolant and may cause engine damage.
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• Refer to the chart on the coolant container to ensure the
coolant concentration in your vehicle will provide adequate
protection at the temperatures in which you drive.
Vehicles driven year-round in non-extreme climates should use a 50/50
mixture of engine coolant and distilled water for optimum cooling system
and engine protection.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT AUTOMOTIVE FUELS
Important safety precautions
Do not overfill the fuel tank. The pressure in an overfilled tank
may cause leakage and lead to fuel spray and fire.
The fuel system may be under pressure. If the fuel filler cap is
venting vapor or if you hear a hissing sound, wait until it stops
before completely removing the fuel filler cap. Otherwise, fuel may
spray out and injure you or others.
If you do not use the proper fuel filler cap, excessive pressure or
vacuum in the fuel tank may damage the fuel system or cause
the fuel cap to disengage in a collision, which may result in possible
personal injury.
Automotive fuels can cause serious injury or death if misused or
mishandled.
Gasoline may contain benzene, which is a cancer-causing agent.
Observe the following guidelines when handling automotive fuel:
• Extinguish all smoking materials
and any open flames before
fueling your vehicle.
• Always turn off the vehicle before
fueling.
• Automotive fuels can be harmful
or fatal if swallowed. Fuel such as gasoline is highly toxic and if
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swallowed can cause death or permanent injury. If fuel is swallowed,
call a physician immediately, even if no symptoms are immediately
apparent. The toxic effects of fuel may not be visible for hours.
Avoid inhaling fuel vapors. Inhaling too much fuel vapor of any kind
can lead to eye and respiratory tract irritation. In severe cases,
excessive or prolonged breathing of fuel vapor can cause serious
illness and permanent injury.
Avoid getting fuel liquid in your eyes. If fuel is splashed in the eyes,
remove contact lenses (if worn), flush with water for 15 minutes and
seek medical attention. Failure to seek proper medical attention could
lead to permanent injury.
Fuels can also be harmful if absorbed through the skin. If fuel is
splashed on the skin and/or clothing, promptly remove contaminated
clothing and wash skin thoroughly with soap and water. Repeated or
prolonged skin contact with fuel liquid or vapor causes skin irritation.
Be particularly careful if you are taking “Antabuse” or other forms of
disulfiram for the treatment of alcoholism. Breathing gasoline vapors,
or skin contact could cause an adverse reaction. In sensitive
individuals, serious personal injury or sickness may result. If fuel is
splashed on the skin, promptly wash skin thoroughly with soap and
water. Consult a physician immediately if you experience an adverse
reaction.
When refueling always shut the engine off and never allow
sparks or open flames near the filler neck. Never smoke while
refueling. Fuel vapor is extremely hazardous under certain conditions.
Care should be taken to avoid inhaling excess fumes.
The flow of fuel through a fuel pump nozzle can produce static
electricity, which can cause a fire if fuel is pumped into an
ungrounded fuel container.
Use the following guidelines to avoid static build-up when filling an
ungrounded fuel container:
• Place approved fuel container on the ground.
• DO NOT fill a fuel container while it is in the vehicle (including the
cargo area).
• Keep the fuel pump nozzle in contact with the fuel container while
filling.
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• DO NOT use a device that would hold the fuel pump handle in the fill
position.
Fuel Filler Cap
Your fuel tank filler cap has an indexed design with a 1/4 turn on/off
feature.
When fueling your vehicle:
1. Turn the engine off.
2. Carefully turn the filler cap counterclockwise 1/4 of a turn until it
stops.
3. Pull to remove the cap from the fuel filler pipe.
4. To install the cap, align the tabs on the cap with the notches on the
filler pipe.
5. Turn the filler cap clockwise 1/4 of a turn until it clicks.
If the “Check Fuel Cap” indicator comes on or if “Service Engine
Soon/Check Engine” indicator comes on and stays on when you start the
engine, the fuel filler cap may not be properly installed. Turn off the
engine, remove the fuel filler cap, align the cap properly and reinstall it.
If you must replace the fuel filler cap, replace it with a fuel filler
cap that is designed for your vehicle. The customer warranty may
be void for any damage to the fuel tank or fuel system if the
correct genuine Ford or Motorcraft fuel filler cap is not used.
The fuel system may be under pressure. If the fuel filler cap is
venting vapor or if you hear a hissing sound, wait until it stops
before completely removing the fuel filler cap. Otherwise, fuel may
spray out and injure you or others.
If you do not use the proper fuel filler cap, excessive pressure or
vacuum in the fuel tank may damage the fuel system or cause
the fuel cap to disengage in a collision, which may result in possible
personal injury.
Choosing the right fuel
Use only UNLEADED FUEL. The use of leaded fuel is prohibited by law
and could damage your vehicle.
Do not use fuel containing methanol. It can damage critical fuel system
components.
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Your vehicle was not designed to use fuel or fuel additives with metallic
compounds, including manganese-based additives.
Repairs to correct the effects of using a fuel for which your vehicle was
not designed may not be covered by your warranty.
Octane recommendations
Your vehicle is designed to use
“Regular” unleaded gasoline with
pump (R+M)/2 octane rating of 87.
We do not recommend the use of
(R+M)/2 METHOD
gasolines labeled as “Regular” that
are sold with octane ratings of 86 or lower in high altitude areas.
87
Do not be concerned if your engine sometimes knocks lightly. However, if
it knocks heavily under most driving conditions while you are using fuel
with the recommended octane rating, see your dealer or a qualified
service technician to prevent any engine damage.
Fuel quality
If you are experiencing starting, rough idle or hesitation driveability
problems during a cold start, try a different brand of unleaded gasoline.
“Premium” unleaded gasoline is not recommended for vehicles designed
to use “Regular” unleaded gasoline because it may cause these problems
to become more pronounced. If the problems persist, see your dealer or
a qualified service technician.
It should not be necessary to add any aftermarket products to your fuel
tank if you continue to use high quality fuel of the recommended octane
rating. Aftermarket products could cause damage to the fuel system.
Repairs to correct the effects of using an aftermarket product in your
fuel may not be covered by your warranty.
Many of the world’s automakers approved the World-wide Fuel Charter
that recommends gasoline specifications to provide improved
performance and emission control system protection for your vehicle.
Gasolines that meet the World-wide Fuel Charter should be used when
available. Ask your fuel supplier about gasolines that meet the
World-wide Fuel Charter.
Cleaner air
Ford endorses the use of reformulated “cleaner-burning” gasolines to
improve air quality.
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Running out of fuel
Avoid running out of fuel because this situation may have an adverse
affect on powertrain components.
If you have run out of fuel:
• You may need to cycle the ignition from OFF to ON several times after
refueling, to allow the fuel system to pump the fuel from the tank to
the engine.
• Your “Check Engine” indicator may come on. For more information on
the “Check Engine” indicator, refer to the Instrument Cluster
chapter.
Fuel Filter
For fuel filter replacement, see your dealer or a qualified service
technician. Refer to the scheduled maintenance guide for the appropriate
intervals for changing the fuel filter.
Replace the fuel filter with an authorized Motorcraft part. The
customer warranty may be void for any damage to the fuel system
if an authorized Motorcraft fuel filter is not used.
ESSENTIALS OF GOOD FUEL ECONOMY
Measuring techniques
Your best source of information about actual fuel economy is you, the
driver. You must gather information as accurately and consistently as
possible. Fuel expense, frequency of fill-ups or fuel gauge readings are
NOT accurate as a measure of fuel economy. We do not recommend
taking fuel economy measurements during the first 1,600 km (1,000
miles) of driving (engine break-in period). You will get a more accurate
measurement after 3,000 km–5,000 km (2,000 miles-3,000 miles).
Filling the tank
The advertised fuel capacity of the fuel tank on your vehicle is equal to
the rated refill capacity of the fuel tank as listed in the Refill capacities
section of this chapter.
The advertised capacity is the amount of the indicated capacity and the
empty reserve combined. Indicated capacity is the difference in the
amount of fuel in a full tank and a tank when the fuel gauge indicates
empty. Empty reserve is the small amount of fuel remaining in the fuel
tank after the fuel gauge indicates empty.
The amount of usable fuel in the empty reserve varies and should
not be relied upon to increase driving range. When refueling your
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vehicle after the fuel gauge indicates empty, you might not be
able to refuel the full amount of the advertised capacity of the
fuel tank due to the empty reserve still present in the tank.
For consistent results when filling the fuel tank:
• Turn the engine/ignition switch to the off position prior to refueling,
an error in the reading will result if the engine is left running.
• Use the same filling rate setting (low — medium — high) each time
the tank is filled.
• Allow no more than 3 automatic click-offs when filling.
• Always use fuel with the recommended octane rating.
• Use a known quality gasoline, preferably a national brand.
• Use the same side of the same pump and have the vehicle facing the
same direction each time you fill up.
• Have the vehicle loading and distribution the same every time.
Your results will be most accurate if your filling method is consistent.
Calculating fuel economy
1. Fill the fuel tank completely and record the initial odometer reading
(in kilometers or miles).
2. Each time you fill the tank, record the amount of fuel added (in liters
or gallons).
3. After at least three to five tank fill-ups, fill the fuel tank and record
the current odometer reading.
4. Subtract your initial odometer reading from the current odometer
reading.
5. Follow one of the simple calculations in order to determine fuel
economy:
Calculation 1: Multiply liters used by 100, then divide by total
kilometers traveled.
Calculation 2: Divide total miles traveled by total gallons used.
Keep a record for at least one month and record the type of driving (city
or highway). This will provide an accurate estimate of the vehicle’s fuel
economy under current driving conditions. Additionally, keeping records
during summer and winter will show how temperature impacts fuel
economy. In general, lower temperatures give lower fuel economy.
Driving style — good driving and fuel economy habits
Give consideration to the lists that follow and you may be able to change
a number of variables and improve your fuel economy.
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Habits
• Smooth, moderate operation can yield up to 10% savings in fuel.
• Steady speeds without stopping will usually give the best fuel
economy.
• Idling for long periods of time (greater than one minute) may waste
fuel.
• Anticipate stopping; slowing down may eliminate the need to stop.
• Sudden or hard accelerations may reduce fuel economy.
• Slow down gradually.
• Driving at reasonable speeds (traveling at 88 km/h [55 mph] uses 15%
less fuel than traveling at 105 km/h [65 mph]).
• Revving the engine before turning it off may reduce fuel economy.
• Using the air conditioner or defroster may reduce fuel economy.
• You may want to turn off the speed control in hilly terrain if
unnecessary shifting between third and fourth gear occurs.
Unnecessary shifting of this type could result in reduced fuel
economy.
• Warming up a vehicle on cold mornings is not required and may
reduce fuel economy.
• Resting your foot on the brake pedal while driving may reduce fuel
economy.
• Combine errands and minimize stop-and-go driving.
Maintenance
• Keep tires properly inflated and use only recommended size.
• Operating a vehicle with the wheels out of alignment will reduce fuel
economy.
• Use recommended engine oil. Refer to Lubricant specifications in
this chapter.
• Perform all regularly scheduled maintenance items. Follow the
recommended maintenance schedule and owner maintenance checks
found in your vehicle scheduled maintenance guide.
Conditions
• Heavily loading a vehicle or towing a trailer may reduce fuel economy
at any speed.
• Carrying unnecessary weight may reduce fuel economy (approximately
0.4 km/L [1 mpg] is lost for every 180 kg [400 lb] of weight carried).
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• Adding certain accessories to your vehicle (for example bug
deflectors, rollbars/light bars, running boards, ski/luggage racks) may
reduce fuel economy.
• Using fuel blended with alcohol may lower fuel economy.
• Fuel economy may decrease with lower temperatures during the first
12–16 km (8–10 miles) of driving.
• Driving on flat terrain offers improved fuel economy as compared to
driving on hilly terrain.
• Transmissions give their best fuel economy when operated in the top
cruise gear and with steady pressure on the gas pedal.
• Close windows for high speed driving.
EPA window sticker
Every new vehicle should have the EPA window sticker. Contact your
dealer if the window sticker is not supplied with your vehicle. The EPA
window sticker should be your guide for the fuel economy comparisons
with other vehicles.
It is important to note the box in the lower left corner of the window
sticker. These numbers represent the Range of L/100 km (MPG)
expected on the vehicle under optimum conditions. Your fuel economy
may vary depending upon the method of operation and conditions.
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
Your vehicle is equipped with various emission control components and a
catalytic converter which will enable your vehicle to comply with
applicable exhaust emission standards. To make sure that the catalytic
converter and other emission control components continue to work
properly:
• Use only the specified fuel listed.
• Avoid running out of fuel.
• Do not turn off the ignition while your vehicle is moving, especially at
high speeds.
• Have the items listed in your scheduled maintenance guide performed
according to the specified schedule.
The scheduled maintenance items listed in the scheduled maintenance
guide are essential to the life and performance of your vehicle and to its
emissions system.
If other than Ford, Motorcraft or Ford-authorized parts are used for
maintenance replacements or for service of components affecting
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emission control, such non-Ford parts should be equivalent to genuine
Ford Motor Company parts in performance and durability.
Do not park, idle, or drive your vehicle in dry grass or other dry
ground cover. The emission system heats up the engine
compartment and exhaust system, which can start a fire.
Illumination of the “Check Engine” light, charging system warning light
or the temperature warning light, fluid leaks, strange odors, smoke or
loss of engine power, could indicate that the emission control system is
not working properly.
Exhaust leaks may result in entry of harmful and potentially
lethal fumes into the passenger compartment.
Do not make any unauthorized changes to your vehicle or engine. By
law, vehicle owners and anyone who manufactures, repairs, services,
sells, leases, trades vehicles, or supervises a fleet of vehicles are not
permitted to intentionally remove an emission control device or prevent
it from working. Information about your vehicle’s emission system is on
the Vehicle Emission Control Information Decal located on or near the
engine. This decal identifies engine displacement and gives some tune up
specifications.
Please consult your Warranty Guide for complete emission warranty
information.
On board diagnostics (OBD-II)
Your vehicle is equipped with a computer that monitors the engine’s
emission control system. This system is commonly known as the On
Board Diagnostics System (OBD-II). This OBD-II system protects the
environment by ensuring that your vehicle continues to meet
government emission standards. The OBD-II system also assists the
service technician in properly servicing your vehicle. When the Check
Engine/Service Engine Soon light illuminates, the OBD-II system has
detected a malfunction. Temporary malfunctions may cause your Check
Engine/Service Engine Soon light to illuminate. Examples are:
1. The vehicle has run out of fuel. (The engine may misfire or run
poorly.)
2. Poor fuel quality or water in the fuel.
3. The fuel cap may not have been securely tightened.
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These temporary malfunctions can be corrected by filling the fuel tank
with good quality fuel and/or properly tightening the fuel cap. After three
driving cycles without these or any other temporary malfunctions
present, the Check Engine/Service Engine Soon light should turn off.
(A driving cycle consists of a cold engine startup followed by mixed
city/highway driving.) No additional vehicle service is required.
If the Check Engine/Service Engine Soon light remains on, have your
vehicle serviced at the first available opportunity.
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) testing
In some localities, it may be a legal requirement to pass an I/M test of
the on-board diagnostics system. If your “Check Engine/Service Engine
Soon” light is on, refer to the description in the Warning lights and
chimes section of the Instrument cluster chapter. Your vehicle may not
pass the I/M test with the “Check Engine/Service Engine Soon” light on.
If the vehicle’s powertrain system or its battery has just been serviced,
the on-board diagnostics system is reset to a “not ready for I/M test”
condition. To ready the on-board diagnostics system for I/M testing, a
minimum of 30 minutes of city and highway driving is necessary as
described below:
• First, at least 10 minutes of driving on an expressway or highway.
• Next, at least 20 minutes driving in stop-and-go, city-type traffic with
at least four idle periods.
Allow the vehicle to sit for at least eight hours without starting the
engine. Then, start the engine and complete the above driving cycle. The
engine must warm up to its normal operating temperature. Once started,
do not turn off the engine until the above driving cycle is complete.
CHECKING AND ADDING POWER STEERING FLUID
Check the power steering fluid.
Refer to the scheduled maintenance
guide for the service interval
schedules. If adding fluid is
necessary, use only MERCON威 ATF.
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1. Start the engine and let it run until it reaches normal operating
temperature (the engine coolant temperature gauge indicator will be
near the center of the normal area between H and C).
2. While the engine idles, turn the steering wheel left and right several
times.
3. Turn the engine off.
4. Check the fluid level in the reservoir. It should be between the MIN
and MAX lines. Do not add fluid if the level is within this range.
5. If the fluid is low, add fluid in small amounts, continuously checking
the level until it reaches the correct operating range. Be sure to put the
cap back on the reservoir.
BRAKE FLUID RESERVOIR
The fluid level will drop slowly as
the brakes wear, and will rise when
the brake components are replaced.
Fluid levels between the “MIN” and
“MAX” lines are within the normal
operating range, there is no need to
add fluid. If the fluid levels are
outside of the normal operating
range, the performance of your
brake system could be
compromised, seek service from
your dealer immediately.
TRANSMISSION FLUID
Checking automatic transmission fluid
Refer to your scheduled maintenance guide for scheduled intervals for
fluid checks and changes. Your transaxle does not consume fluid.
However, the fluid level should be checked if the transaxle is not working
properly, i.e., if the transaxle slips or shifts slowly or if you notice some
sign of fluid leakage.
Automatic transmission fluid expands when warmed. To obtain an
accurate fluid check, drive the vehicle until it is warmed up
(approximately 30 km [20 miles]). If your vehicle has been
operated for an extended period at high speeds, in city traffic
during hot weather or pulling a trailer, the vehicle should be
turned off for about 30 minutes to allow fluid to cool before
checking.
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1. Drive the vehicle 30 km (20 miles) or until it reaches normal operating
temperature.
2. Park the vehicle on a level surface and engage the parking brake.
3. With the parking brake engaged and your foot on the brake pedal,
start the engine and move the gearshift lever through all of the gear
ranges. Allow sufficient time for each gear to engage.
4. Latch the gearshift lever in P (Park) and leave the engine running.
5. Remove the dipstick, wiping it clean with a clean, dry lint free rag. If
necessary, refer to Identifying components in the engine compartment
in this chapter for the location of the dipstick.
6. Install the dipstick making sure it is fully seated in the filler tube.
7. Remove the dipstick and inspect the fluid level. The fluid should be in
the designated areas for normal operating temperature.
Low fluid level
Do not drive the vehicle if the fluid
level is at the bottom of the dipstick
and the outside temperatures are
above 10°C (50°F).
Correct fluid level
The transmission fluid should be checked at normal operating
temperatures 66°C-77°C (150°F-170°F) on a level surface. The normal
operating temperature can be reached after approximately 30 km (20
miles) of driving.
The transmission fluid should be in
this range if at normal operating
temperature (66°C-77°C
[150°F-170°F]).
High fluid level
Fluid levels above the safe range
may result in transaxle failure. An
overfill condition of transmission
fluid may cause shift and/or
engagement concerns and/or possible damage.
High fluid levels can be caused by an overheating condition.
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Adjusting automatic transmission fluid levels
Before adding any fluid, make sure the correct type is used. The type of
fluid used is normally indicated on the dipstick and also in the
Lubricant specifications section in this chapter.
Use of a non-approved automatic transmission fluid may cause
internal transaxle component damage.
If necessary, add fluid in 250 mL (1/2 pint) increments through the filler
tube until the level is correct.
If an overfill occurs, excess fluid
should be removed by a qualified
technician.
An overfill condition of
transmission fluid may cause shift and/or engagement concerns
and/or possible damage.
Do not use supplemental transmission fluid additives, treatments or
cleaning agents. The use of these materials may affect transmission
operation and result in damage to internal transmission components.
INFORMATION ABOUT UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADING
New vehicles are fitted with tires
that have a rating on them called
Tire Quality Grades. The Quality
grades can be found where
applicable on the tire sidewall
between tread shoulder and
maximum section width. For
example:
• Treadwear 200 Traction AA Temperature A
These Tire Quality Grades are determined by standards that the United
States Department of Transportation has set.
Tire Quality Grades apply to new pneumatic tires for use on passenger
cars. They do not apply to deep tread, winter-type snow tires,
space-saver or temporary use spare tires, tires with nominal rim
diameters of 10 to 12 inches or limited production tires as defined in
Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations Part 575.104(c)(2).
U.S. Department of Transportation-Tire quality grades: The U.S.
Department of Transportation requires Ford to give you the following
information about tire grades exactly as the government has written it.
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Treadwear
The treadwear grade is a comparative rating based on the wear rate of
the tire when tested under controlled conditions on a specified
government test course. For example, a tire graded 150 would wear one
and one-half (1 1/2) times as well on the government course as a tire
graded 100. The relative performance of tires depends upon the actual
conditions of their use, however, and may depart significantly from the
norm due to variations in driving habits, service practices, and
differences in road characteristics and climate.
Traction AA A B C
The traction grades, from highest to lowest are AA, A, B, and C. The
grades represent the tire’s ability to stop on wet pavement as measured
under controlled conditions on specified government test surfaces of
asphalt and concrete. A tire marked C may have poor traction
performance.
The traction grade assigned to this tire is based on
straight-ahead braking traction tests, and does not include
acceleration, cornering, hydroplaning or peak traction characteristics.
Temperature A B C
The temperature grades are A (the highest), B and C, representing the
tire’s resistance to the generation of heat and its ability to dissipate heat
when tested under controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory
test wheel. Sustained high temperature can cause the material of the tire
to degenerate and reduce tire life, and excessive temperature can lead to
sudden tire failure. The grade C corresponds to a level of performance
which all passenger car tires must meet under the Federal Motor Vehicle
Safety Standard No. 109. Grades B and A represent higher levels of
performance on the laboratory test wheel than the minimum required by
law.
The temperature grade for this tire is established for a tire that
is properly inflated and not overloaded. Excessive speed,
underinflation, or excessive loading, either separately or in
combination, can cause heat buildup and possible tire failure.
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TIRES
Tires are designed to give many thousands of miles of service, but they
must be maintained in order to get the maximum benefit from them.
Glossary of tire terminology
• Tire label: A label showing the OE (Original Equipment) tire sizes,
recommended inflation pressure and the maximum weight the vehicle
can carry.
• Tire Identification Number (TIN): A number on the sidewall of
each tire providing information about the tire brand and
manufacturing plant, tire size and date of manufacturer.
• Inflation pressure: A measure of the amount of air in a tire.
• Standard load: A class of P-metric or Metric tires designed to carry a
maximum load at 35 psi [37 psi (2.5 bar) for Metric tires]. Increasing
the inflation pressure beyond this pressure will not increase the tires
load carrying capability.
• Extra load: A class of P-metric or Metric tires designed to carry a
heavier maximum load at 41 psi [43 psi (2.9 bar) for Metric tires].
Increasing the inflation pressure beyond this pressure will not increase
the tires load carrying capability.
• kPa: Kilopascal, a metric unit of air pressure.
• PSI: Pounds per square inch, a standard unit of air pressure.
• B-pillar: The structural member at the side of the vehicle behind the
front door.
• Bead area of the tire: Area of the tire next to the rim.
• Sidewall of the tire: Area between the bead area and the tread.
• Tread area of the tire: Area of the perimeter of the tire that
contacts the road when mounted on the vehicle.
• Rim: The metal support (wheel) for a tire or a tire and tube assembly
upon which the tire beads are seated.
INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE TIRE SIDEWALL
Federal law requires tire manufacturers to place standardized
information on the sidewall of all tires. This information identifies and
describes the fundamental characteristics of the tire and also provides a
tire identification number for safety standard certification and in case of
a recall.
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Information on “P” type tires
P215/65R15 95H is an example of a
tire size, load index and speed
rating. The definitions of these
items are listed below. (Note that
the tire size, load index and speed
rating for your vehicle may be
different than this example.)
1. P: Indicates a tire, designated by
the Tire and Rim Association
(T&RA), that maybe used for
service on cars, SUVs, minivans and
light trucks.
Note: If your tire size does not
begin with a letter this may mean it
is designated by either ETRTO
(European Tire and Rim Technical Organization) or JATMA (Japan Tire
Manufacturing Association).
2. 215: Indicates the nominal width of the tire in millimeters from
sidewall edge to sidewall edge. In general, the larger the number, the
wider the tire.
3. 65: Indicates the aspect ratio which gives the tire’s ratio of height to
width.
4. R: Indicates a “radial” type tire.
5. 15: Indicates the wheel or rim diameter in inches. If you change your
wheel size, you will have to purchase new tires to match the new wheel
diameter.
6. 95: Indicates the tire’s load index. It is an index that relates to how
much weight a tire can carry. You may find this information in your
owner’s guide. If not, contact a local tire dealer.
Note: You may not find this information on all tires because it is not
required by federal law.
7. H: Indicates the tire’s speed rating. The speed rating denotes the
speed at which a tire is designed to be driven for extended periods of
time under a standard condition of load and inflation pressure. The tires
on your vehicle may operate at different conditions for load and inflation
pressure. These speed ratings may need to be adjusted for the difference
in conditions. The ratings range from 159 km/h (99 mph) to 299 km/h
(186 mph). These ratings are listed in the following chart.
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Note: You may not find this information on all tires because it is not
required by federal law.
Letter rating
Speed rating - km/h (mph)
Q
159 km/h (99 mph)
R
171 km/h (106 mph)
S
180 km/h (112 mph)
T
190 km/h (118 mph)
U
200 km/h (124 mph)
H
210 km/h (130 mph)
V
240 km/h (149 mph)
W
270 km/h (168 mph)
Y
299 km/h (186 mph)
Note: For tires with a maximum speed capability over 240 km/h (149
mph), tire manufacturers sometimes use the letters ZR. For those with
a maximum speed capability over 299 km/h (186 mph), tire
manufacturers always use the letters ZR.
8. U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number (TIN): This begins with the
letters “DOT” and indicates that the tire meets all federal standards. The
next two numbers or letters are the plant code where it was
manufactured, the next two are the tire size code and the last four
numbers represent the week and year the tire was built. For example,
the numbers 317 mean the 31st week of 1997. After 2000 the numbers
go to four digits. For example, 2501 means the 25th week of 2001. The
numbers in between are marketing codes used at the manufacturer’s
discretion. This information is used to contact customers if a tire defect
requires a recall.
9. M+S or M/S: Mud and Snow. or
AT: All Terrain. or
AS: All Season.
10. Tire Ply Composition and Material Used: Indicates the number of
plies or the number of layers of rubber-coated fabric in the tire tread and
sidewall. Tire manufacturers also must indicate the ply materials in the
tire and the sidewall, which include steel, nylon, polyester, and others.
11. Maximum Load: Indicates the maximum load in kilograms and
pounds that can be carried by the tire. Refer to the tire label or the
safety certification label, located on the B-Pillar or the driver’s door, for
the correct tire pressure for your vehicle
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12. Treadwear, Traction and Temperature Grades
• Treadwear: The treadwear grade is a comparative rating based on the
wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled conditions on a
specified government test course. For example, a tire graded 150
would wear one and one-half (11⁄2) times as well on the government
course as a tire graded 100.
• Traction: The traction grades, from highest to lowest are AA, A, B,
and C. The grades represent the tire’s ability to stop on wet pavement
as measured under controlled conditions on specified government test
surfaces of asphalt and concrete. A tire marked C may have poor
traction performance.
• Temperature: The temperature grades are A (the highest), B and C,
representing the tire’s resistance to the generation of heat and its
ability to dissipate heat when tested under controlled conditions on a
specified indoor laboratory test wheel.
13. Maximum Permissible Inflation Pressure: Tire manufactures
maximum permissible pressure and/or the pressure at which the
maximum load can be carried by the tire. This pressure is normally
higher than the manufacturer’s recommended cold inflation pressure
which can be found on either the tire label or certification label which is
located on the structure by the trailing edge of the driver’s door or the
edge of the driver’s door. The cold inflation pressure should never be set
lower than the recommended pressure on the label.
Note: You may not find this information on all tires because it is not
required by federal law.
The tire suppliers may have additional markings, notes or warnings such
as standard load, radial tubeless, etc.
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Additional information contained on the tire sidewall for “LT” type
tires
“LT” type tires have some additional
information than those of “P” type
tires; these differences are
described below:
1. LT: Indicates a tire, designated by
the Tire and Rim Association
(T&RA), that is intended for service
on light trucks.
2. Load Range/Load Inflation
Limits: Indicates the tires
load-carrying capabilities and its
inflation limits.
3. Maximum Load Dual kg (lbs.)
at kPa (psi) cold: Indicates the
maximum load and tire pressure
when the tire is used as a dual; a
dual is defined as when four tires are put on the rear axle (a total of six
or more tires on the vehicle).
4. Maximum Load Single kg (lbs.) at kPa (psi) cold: Indicates the
maximum load and tire pressure when the tire is used as a single; a
single is defined as when two tires (total) are put on the rear axle.
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T
Information on “T” type tires
T145/80D16 is an example of a tire
size.
Note: The temporary tire size for
your vehicle may be different than
RE T
SPA/80D16 1IRE
this example.
05M
5
T14
1. T: Indicates a type of tire,
designated by the Tire and Rim
Association (T&RA), that is
intended for temporary service on
cars, SUVs, minivans and light
trucks.
2. 145: Indicates the nominal width
of the tire in millimeters from
sidewall edge to sidewall edge. In
general, the larger the number, the
wider the tire.
3. 80: Indicates the aspect ratio
which gives the tires ratio of height to width. Numbers of 70 or lower
indicate a short sidewall.
4. D: Indicates a “diagonal” type tire.
R: Indicates a “radial” type tire.
5. 16: Indicates the wheel or rim diameter in inches. If you change your
wheel size, you will have to purchase new tires to match the new wheel
diameter.
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Location of the tire label
You will find a tire label containing tire inflation pressure by tire size and
other important information located on the B-Pillar or the driver’s door.
TIRE CARE
Improper or inadequate vehicle maintenance can also cause tires to wear
abnormally. Here are some of the important maintenance items
Tire inflation pressure
Use a tire gauge to check the tire inflation pressure at least monthly
(check the tire inflation pressure in the spare tire every 6 months) and
before long trips. You are strongly urged to buy a reliable tire pressure
gauge, as automatic service station gauges may be inaccurate. Ford
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recommends the use of a digital or dial type tire pressure gauge rather
than a stick type of tire pressure gauge.
Use the recommended cold inflation pressure for optimum tire
performance and wear. Under-inflation or over-inflation may cause
uneven treadwear patterns.
Under-inflation is the most common cause of tire failures and
may result in severe tire cracking, tread separation or ⬙blowout⬙,
with unexpected loss of vehicle control and increased risk of injury.
Under-inflation increases sidewall flexing and rolling resistance,
resulting in heat buildup and internal damage to the tire. It also may
result in unnecessary tire stress, irregular wear, loss of vehicle control
and accidents. A tire can lose up to half of its air pressure and not
appear to be flat!
When weather temperature changes occur, tire inflation pressures also
change. A 10 degree temperature change causes a corresponding drop of
7 kPa (1 psi) in inflation pressure. Check your tire pressures frequently
and adjust them to the proper pressure which can be found on the tire
label or certification label.
If checking tire pressure when the tire is hot, (i.e. driven more than 1.6
km [1mile]), never “bleed” or reduce air pressure. The tires are hot from
driving and it is normal for pressures to increase above recommended
cold pressures. A hot tire at or below recommended cold inflation
pressure could be significantly under-inflated.
To check the pressure in your tire(s):
1. Make sure the tires are cool, meaning they are not hot from driving
even a mile.
Note: If you have to drive a distance to get air for your tire(s), check
and record the tire pressure first and add the appropriate air pressure
when you get to the pump. It is normal for tires to heat up and the air
pressure inside to go up as you drive. Never “bleed” or reduce air
pressure when tires are hot.
2. Remove the cap from the valve on one tire, then firmly press the tire
gauge onto the valve.
3. Add air to reach the recommended air pressure
Note: If you overfill the tire, release air by pushing on the metal stem in
the center of the valve. Then recheck the pressure with your tire gauge.
4. Replace the valve cap.
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5. Repeat this procedure for each tire, including the spare.
Note: Some spare tires require higher inflation pressure than the other
tires.
6. Visually inspect the tires to make sure there are no nails or other
objects embedded that could poke a hole in the tire and cause an air
leak.
7. Check the sidewalls to make sure there are no gouges, cuts, bulges or
other irregularities.
Tire and wheel alignment
A bad jolt from hitting a curb or pothole can cause the front end of your
vehicle to become misaligned or damage to your tires. If your vehicle
seems to pull to one side, vibrate or shake when you’re driving, the
wheels may be out of alignment. Have a qualified technician at a
reputable repair facility check the wheel alignment periodically.
Wheel misalignment in the front or the rear can cause uneven and rapid
treadwear of your tires and should be corrected by a qualified technician
at a reputable repair facility. Front wheel drive (FWD) vehicles, and
those with independent front suspension require alignment of all four
wheels.
The tires should also be balanced periodically. An unbalanced tire and
wheel assembly may result in irregular tire wear.
Tire rotation
Rotating your tires at the recommended interval (as indicated in the
Service Maintenance Guide that comes with your vehicle) will help your
tires wear more evenly providing better tire performance and longer tire
life. Unless otherwise specified, rotate the tires approximately every
8,000 km (5,000 miles).
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• Front Wheel Drive (FWD)
vehicles (front tires at top of
diagram)
• Rear Wheel Drive (RWD)
vehicles/Four Wheel Drive (4WD)
vehicles (front tires at top of
diagram)
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Sometimes irregular tire wear can be corrected by rotating the tires.
Note: If your tires show uneven wear ask a qualified technician at a
reputable repair facility to check for and correct any wheel misalignment,
tire imbalance or mechanical problem involved before tire rotation.
Tire wear
Measure and inspect the tire tread on all your tires periodically.
Advanced and unusual tire wear can reduce the ability of tread to grip
the road in adverse (wet, snowy, etc.) conditions. Visually check your
tires for uneven wear, looking for high and low areas or unusually
smooth areas. Also check for signs of tire damage.
When the tread is worn down to 4
mm (1/16th of an inch), tires must
be replaced to prevent your vehicle
from skidding and hydroplaning.
Built-in treadwear indicators, or
“wear bars”, which look like narrow
strips of smooth rubber across the
tread will appear on the tire when
the tread is worn down to 4mm (1/16th of an inch). When you see these
“wear bars”, the tire is worn out and should be replaced.
Inspect your tires frequently for any of the following conditions and
replace them if one or more of the following conditions exist:
• Fabric showing through the tire rubber
• Bulges in the tread or sidewalls
• Cracks or cuts on the sidewalls
• Cracks in the tread groove
• Impact damage resulting from use
• Separation in the tread
• Separation in the sidewall
• Severe abrasion on the sidewall
If your vehicle has a leak in the exhaust system, a road tire or the spare
tire may be exposed to hot exhaust temperatures requiring the tire to be
replaced.
Safety practices
Driving habits have a great deal to do with your tire mileage and safety.
• Observe posted speed limits
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• Avoid fast starts, stops and turns
• Avoid potholes and objects on the road
• Do not run over curbs or hit the tire against a curb when parking
If you vehicle is stuck in snow, mud, sand, etc., do not rapidly spin the
tires; spinning the tires can tear the tire and cause an explosion. A tire
can explode in as little as three to five seconds.
Tire explosions can cause death, personal injury or property
damage. Do not allow anyone to stand near, or directly ahead or
behind the spinning tire.
Never spin the tires in excess of the 55 km/h (35 mph) point
indicated on the speedometer.
Highway hazards
No matter how carefully you drive there’s always the possibility that you
may eventually have a flat tire on the highway. Drive slowly to the
closest safe area out of traffic. This may further damage the flat tire, but
your safety is more important.
If you feel a sudden vibration or ride disturbance while driving or you
suspect your tire or vehicle has been damaged, immediately reduce your
speed. Drive with caution until you can safely pull off the road. Stop and
inspect the tire for damage. If the tire is under-inflated or damaged,
deflate it, remove wheel and replace it with your spare tire and wheel. If
you cannot detect a cause, have the vehicle towed to the nearest repair
facility or tire dealer to have the vehicle inspected.
SNOW TIRES AND CHAINS
Driving too fast for conditions creates the possibility of loss of
vehicle control. Driving at very high speeds for extended periods
of time may result in damage to vehicle components.
Snow tires must be the same size and grade as the tires you
currently have on your vehicle.
The tires on your vehicle have all weather treads to provide traction in
rain and snow. However, in some climates, you may need to use snow
tires and chains. If you need to use chains, it is recommended that steel
wheels (of the same size and specifications) be used as chains may chip
aluminum wheels.
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Follow these guidelines when using snow tires and chains:
• Use only cable type SAE Class “S” chains. Conventional link or other
type chains may cause damage to your vehicle’s wheelhouse and/or
underbody.
• These cable type chains should only be applied to the front wheels.
• Install chains securely, verifying that the chains do not touch any
wiring, brake lines or fuel lines.
• Drive cautiously. If you hear the chains rub or bang against your
vehicle, stop and re-tighten the chains. If this does not work, remove
the chains to prevent damage to your vehicle.
• If possible, avoid fully loading your vehicle.
• Remove the tire chains when they are no longer needed. Do not use
tire chains on dry roads.
• The suspension insulators and jounce bumpers will help prevent
vehicle damage. Do not remove these components from your vehicle
when using snow tires and chains.
MOTORCRAFT PART NUMBERS
Component
Air filter element
Fuel filter
Battery
Oil filter
PCV valve
Spark plugs*
4.2L OHV V6 engine
FA-1711
FG-986B
BXT-65-750
FL-400S
EV-261
AWSF-42EE***
* Refer to Vehicle Emissions Control Information (VECI) decal for spark
plug gap information.
*** If a spark plug is removed for inspection, it must be reinstalled in the
same cylinder. Cylinders No. 1, 2, and 3 have a “EG” suffix. Cylinders No.
4, 5, and 6 have a “E” suffix. If a spark plug needs to be replaced, use
only spark plugs with the service part number suffix letter “EE” as
shown on the engine decal.
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REFILL CAPACITIES
Fluid
Brake fluid
Engine oil
(includes filter
change)3
Engine coolant
2
Ford Part
Name
Motorcraft High
Performance
DOT 3 Motor
Vehicle Brake
Fluid1
Motorcraft SAE
5W-20 Premium
Synthetic Blend
Motor Oil (US)
Motorcraft SAE
5W-20 Super
Premium Motor
Oil (Canada)
Motorcraft
Premium Gold
Engine Coolant
(yellow-colored)
Power steering
fluid
Fuel tank
Motorcraft
MERCON威 ATF
N/A
Automatic
transaxle fluid
Motorcraft
MERCON威V
ATF
Motorcraft
Premium
Windshield
Washer
Concentrate
Windshield
washer fluid
Application
Capacity
All
Fill to MAX line
on reservoir
4.2L engine
4.7L (5.0
quarts)
Without rear
14.0L (14.8
heater
quarts)
With rear heater 15.0L (15.9
quarts)
All
Fill to line on
reservoir
All
98.4L (26.0
gallons)
All
13.0L (13.7
quarts)
All
Fill to line on
reservoir
1
Use only brake fluids certified to meet Ford specifications. Refer to
Lubricant Specifications in this chapter. DOT 3 fluid is recommended.
However, if DOT 3 is not available, DOT 4 fluid can be used.
2
Add the coolant type originally equipped in your vehicle.
3
Use of synthetic or synthetic blend motor oil is not mandatory. Engine
oil need only meet the requirements of Ford specification
WSS-M2C153–H and the API Certification mark.
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LUBRICANT SPECIFICATIONS
Item
Ford part
name
Brake fluid
Motorcraft High
Performance
DOT 3 Motor
Vehicle Brake
Fluid1
Door
Silicone
weatherstrips
Lubricant
Engine coolant
Motorcraft
Premium Gold
Engine Coolant
(yellow colored)
Engine oil
Motorcraft SAE
5W20 Premium
Synthetic Blend
Motor Oil (US)
Motorcraft SAE
5W-20 Super
Premium Motor
Oil (Canada)
Door latch, hood Multi-Purpose
latch, auxiliary
Grease
hood latch, door
and liftgate
hinges, striker
plates, seat
tracks, sliding
door both sides
(upper and
lower track) and
fuel filler door
hinge.
Lock cylinders
Penetrating and
Lock Lubricant
Power steering Motorcraft
fluid
MERCON威 ATF
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Ford part
number
PM-1
Ford
specification
ESA-M6C25-A
and DOT 3
XL-6
ESR-M13P4-A
VC-7–A
WSS-M97B51-A1
XO-5W20-QSP
(US)
CXO-5W20–LSP12
(Canada)
WSS-M2C153-H
with API
Certification
Mark
XG-4 or XL-5
ESB-M1C93-B
orESR-M1C159-A
Motorcraft XL-1
XT-2-QDX
none
MERCON威
Maintenance and Specifications
Item
Automatic
transaxle
(4F50N)
Disc brake
caliper rails
Constant
velocity joints
Windshield
washer fluid
Ford part
name
Motorcraft
MERCON威V
ATF2
Motorcraft
Silicone Brake
Caliper Grease
and Dielectric
Compound
Motorcraft CV
Joint Grease
(High Temp.)
Motorcraft
Premium
Windshield
Washer
Concentrate
Ford part
number
XT-5-QM
Ford
specification
MERCON威V
XG-3
ESE-M1C171-A
XG-5
WSS-MIC258-A1
ZC-32–A
WSB-M8B16–A2
1
Use only brake fluids certified to meet Ford specifications. DOT 3 fluid
is recommended. However, if DOT 3 is not available, DOT 4 fluid can be
used.
2
Ensure the correct automatic transmission fluid is used MERCON威 and
MERCON威V are not interchangeable. DO NOT MIX MERCON威 and
MERCON威V. Refer to the scheduled maintenance guide to determine the
correct service interval.
Engine
Cubic inches
Required fuel
Firing order
Spark plug gap
Ignition system
Compression ratio
4.2L OHV V6 engine
256
87 octane
1-4-2-5-3-6
1.3-1.4 mm (0.052-0.056 inch)
EDIS
9.27:1
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VEHICLE DIMENSIONS
Vehicle dimensions
(1) Overall length
(2) Overall width
(3) Overall height*
(4) Wheelbase
(5) Track - Front
(5) Track - Rear
*
Equipped with P235/60R16 tires.
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Wagon mm (in)
5105 (201.0)
1945 (76.6)
1748 (68.8)
3069 (120.8)
1644 (64.7)
1695 (62.8)
Maintenance and Specifications
4
1
IDENTIFYING YOUR VEHICLE
Certification label
The National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration Regulations require
that a Certification label be affixed
to a vehicle and prescribe where the
Certification label may be located.
The Certification label is located on
the front door latch pillar on the
driver’s side.
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Vehicle identification number (VIN)
The vehicle identification number is
attached to a metal tag and is
located on the driver side
instrument panel. (Please note that
in the graphic XXXX is
representative of your vehicle
identification number.)
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
1. World manufacturer identifier
2. Brake type and gross vehicle
weight rating (GVWR)
3. Vehicle line, series, body type
4. Engine type
5. Check digit
6. Model year
7. Assembly plant
8. Production sequence number
Engine number
The engine number (the last eight numbers of the vehicle identification
number) is stamped on the engine block, transmission, frame and
transfer case (if equipped).
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Transmission/Transaxle code designations
You can find a transmission/transaxle code on the vehicle certification
label which is located on the door pillar. The following table tells you
which transmission or transaxle each code represents.
Truck application:
Code
M
C
W
G
U
T
E
J
Transmission Description
Manual transmission
Manual 5–speed overdrive (Mazda R2)
Manual 5–speed overdrive (Close ratio)
Manual 5–speed overdrive (Dana ZF)
Manual 6–speed ZF
Automatic transmission
Automatic 4–speed overdrive (4R70W)
Automatic 4–speed overdrive (4R44E)
Automatic 4–speed overdrive (4R100)
Automatic 5–speed overdrive (5R55E)
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Code
H
D
R
Transmission Description
Electric
One speed electric
Automatic 5–speed overdrive (5R44E)
Automatic 5–speed overdrive (5R55S)
Passenger car application:
Code
R
W
E
J
L
P
X
Y
5
U
A
Transmission/Transaxle Description
Front wheel drive manual transaxle
5–speed overdrive (MTX75)
5–speed overdrive (M5)
Front wheel drive automatic transaxle
4–speed overdrive (4FE)
3–speed (Mazda)
4–speed overdrive (AX4S)
4–speed overdrive (4F20E)
4–speed overdrive (4F50N)
4–speed overdrive (CD4E)
Rear wheel drive manual transaxle
5–speed (Mazda M5)
Rear wheel drive automatic transmission
4–speed overdrive (4R70W)
5–speed overdrive (5R55N)
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Accessories
Accessories
MERCURY ACCESSORIES FOR YOUR VEHICLE
A wide selection of genuine Mercury accessories are available for your
vehicle through your local authorized Mercury or Ford of Canada dealer.
These quality accessories have been specifically engineered to fulfill your
automotive needs; they are custom designed to complement the style
and aerodynamic appearance of your vehicle. In addition, each accessory
is made from high quality materials and meets or exceeds Mercury’s
rigorous engineering and safety specifications. Ford Motor Company will
repair or replace any properly dealer-installed Mercury accessory found
to be defective in factory-supplied materials or workmanship during the
warranty period, as well as any component damaged by the defective
accessory. The accessory will be warranted for whichever provides you
the greatest benefit:
• 12 months or 20,000 km (12,000 miles) (whichever occurs first), or
• the remainder of your new vehicle limited warranty.
This means that genuine Mercury accessories purchased along with your
new vehicle and installed by the dealer are covered for the full length of
your New Vehicle’s Limited Warranty — 3 years or 60,000 km (36,000
miles) (whichever occurs first). Contact your dealer for details and a
copy of the warranty.
Not all accessories are available for all models.
Following is a list of several Mercury Genuine Accessory products. Not
all accessories are available for all models. To find out what accessories
are available for your vehicle, please contact your dealer or visit our
online store at: www.mercuryaccessories.com.
Exterior style
Bug shields
Deflectors
Front end covers
Headlamps, fog lights and Daytime Running Lamps (DRLS)
Splash guards
Interior style
Cell phone holders
Electrochromatic compass/temperature interior mirrors
Floor mats
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Accessories
Lifestyle
Bike racks
Cargo organization and management
Engine block heaters and blankets
Rear seat entertainment systems - DVD
Towing mirrors
Trailer hitches, wiring harnesses and accessories
Peace of mind
Airbag anti-theft locks
First aid and safety kits
Full vehicle covers
Locking gas cap
Remote start
Vehicle security systems
For maximum vehicle performance, keep the following information in
mind when adding accessories or equipment to your vehicle:
• When adding accessories, equipment, passengers and luggage to your
vehicle, do not exceed the total weight capacity of the vehicle or of
the front or rear axle (GVWR or GAWR as indicated on the Safety
Compliance Certification label). Consult your dealer for specific weight
information.
• The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Canadian Radio
Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) regulate the use of mobile
communications systems — such as two-way radios, telephones and
theft alarms - that are equipped with radio transmitters. Any such
equipment installed in your vehicle should comply with FCC or CRTC
regulations and should be installed only by a qualified service
technician.
• Mobile communications systems may harm the operation of your
vehicle, particularly if they are not properly designed for automotive
use.
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Index
A
Accessory delay ..........................59
AdvanceTrac ..............................159
Air bag supplemental restraint
system ........................129, 135, 137
and child safety seats ............131
description ..............129, 135, 137
disposal ....................................140
driver air bag ..........132, 136, 138
indicator light .................131, 140
operation .................132, 136, 138
passenger air bag ...132, 136, 138
side air bag ..............................135
Air cleaner filter .......................254
Air filter, cabin ............................36
Antifreeze
(see Engine coolant) ................224
Anti-lock brake system
(see Brakes) ..............................158
Anti-theft system ........................96
arming the system ....................96
disarming a triggered system ..96
Audio system (see Radio) ...17, 20
Automatic transaxle .................162
fluid, adding ............................239
fluid, checking ........................239
fluid, refill capacities ..............255
fluid, specification ..................258
Automatic transmission
driving an automatic
overdrive .................................164
Auxiliary power point .................57
Axle
lubricant specifications ..........256
B
Battery .......................................222
acid, treating emergencies .....222
jumping a disabled battery ....194
maintenance-free ....................222
replacement, specifications ...254
servicing ..................................222
BeltMinder .................................123
Brakes ........................................157
anti-lock ...................................158
anti-lock brake system (ABS)
warning light ...........................158
fluid, checking and adding ....239
fluid, refill capacities ..............255
fluid, specifications .........256, 258
lubricant specifications ..256, 258
parking ....................................159
shift interlock ..........................162
Bulbs ............................................43
C
Capacities for refilling fluids ....255
Cargo net .....................................79
Cassette tape player .............17, 20
Cell phone use ............................65
Certification Label ....................259
Child safety restraints ..............141
child safety belts ....................141
Child safety seats ......................144
in front seat ............................145
in rear seat ..............................145
tether anchorage hardware ...148
Cleaning your vehicle
engine compartment ..............211
instrument panel ....................213
interior .....................................213
interior trim ............................213
plastic parts ............................212
washing ....................................210
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waxing .....................................210
wheels ......................................211
wiper blades ............................212
Clock ............................................57
Compass, electronic ....................49
calibration .................................51
set zone adjustment .................50
Console ........................................65
overhead ....................................49
Controls
power seat .................................98
steering column ........................64
Coolant
checking and adding ..............224
refill capacities ................228, 255
specifications ..................256, 258
Cruise control
(see Speed control) ....................61
Cupholder(s) .............................102
Customer Assistance ................177
Ford accessories for your
vehicle .....................................214
Ford Extended Service
Plan ..........................................203
Getting assistance outside
the U.S. and Canada ..............207
Getting roadside assistance ...177
Getting the service you
need .........................................201
Ordering additional owner’s
literature .................................208
The Dispute Settlement
Board .......................................203
Utilizing the
Mediation/Arbitration
Program ...................................206
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D
Daytime running lamps
(see Lamps) ................................38
Dipstick
automatic transmission
fluid ..........................................239
engine oil .................................219
Doors ...........................................52
lubricant specifications ..........256
power sliding ............................53
Driving under special
conditions ..................................165
through water .........................169
E
Emergencies, roadside
jump-starting ..........................194
Emission control system ..........236
Engine ........................................258
cleaning ...................................211
coolant .....................................224
idle speed control ...................222
lubrication
specifications ..................256, 258
refill capacities ........................255
service points ..........................218
starting after a collision .........178
Engine block heater .................157
Engine oil ..................................219
change oil soon warning,
message center .......................219
checking and adding ..............219
dipstick ....................................219
filter, specifications ........221, 254
recommendations ...................221
refill capacities ........................255
specifications ..................256, 258
Exhaust fumes ..........................157
Index
F
Floor mats ...................................66
Fluid capacities .........................255
Foglamps .....................................37
Fuel ............................................229
calculating fuel economy .......233
cap ...........................................231
capacity ...................................255
choosing the right fuel ...........231
comparisons with EPA fuel
economy estimates .................236
detergent in fuel .....................232
filling your vehicle with
fuel ...........................229, 231, 233
filter, specifications ........233, 254
fuel pump shut-off switch .....178
improving fuel economy ........233
octane rating ...................232, 258
quality ......................................232
running out of fuel .................233
safety information relating
to automotive fuels ................229
Fuses ..................................179–180
G
Garage Door Opener
(see Homelink wireless control
system) ........................................66
Gas cap (see Fuel cap) ............231
Gas mileage
(see Fuel economy) .................233
Gauges .........................................15
Headlamps ...................................37
aiming ........................................40
autolamp system .......................38
bulb specifications ....................43
daytime running lights .............38
flash to pass ..............................39
high beam .................................38
replacing bulbs .........................44
turning on and off ....................37
Heating
heating and air conditioning
system .......................................26
HomeLink universal
transceiver (see Garage door
opener) ........................................69
Homelink wireless control
system ..........................................66
Hood ..........................................217
I
Ignition ...............................154, 258
Infant seats
(see Safety seats) .....................144
Inspection/maintenance (I/M)
testing ........................................238
Instrument panel ........................56
cleaning ...................................213
cluster ........................................10
lighting up panel and
interior .......................................39
J
Jump-starting your vehicle ......194
H
K
Hazard flashers .........................178
Head restraints ...................97, 101
Keyless entry system .................91
autolock .....................................89
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Keys .............................................94
positions of the ignition .........154
L
Lamps
autolamp system .......................38
bulb replacement
specifications chart ..................43
daytime running light ...............38
fog lamps ...................................37
headlamps .................................37
headlamps, flash to pass ..........39
instrument panel, dimming .....39
interior lamps .....................41–43
replacing bulbs ...................43–46
Lane change indicator
(see Turn signal) ........................41
Liftgate ..................................79–80
Lights, warning and indicator ....10
anti-lock brakes (ABS) ..........158
Load limits .................................169
Locks
autolock .....................................89
childproof ..................................83
doors ..........................................82
Low tire warning .........................15
Lubricant specifications ...256, 258
Luggage rack ...............................80
Lumbar support, seats .............100
M
Message center ...........................70
english/metric button ...............73
system check button ................73
warning messages .....................74
Mirrors ...................................49, 59
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automatic dimming rearview
mirror ........................................59
fold away ...................................61
heated ........................................60
programmable memory ............90
side view mirrors (power) .......60
Motorcraft parts ................233, 254
O
Octane rating ............................232
Oil (see Engine oil) ..................219
Overdrive ...................................163
P
Park Assist ................................166
Parking brake ............................159
Parts (see Motorcraft parts) ....254
Passenger Occupant
Classification Sensor .................117
Pedals (see Power adjustable
foot pedals) .................................61
Power adjustable foot pedals .....61
Power distribution box
(see Fuses) ...............................182
Power door locks ..................82, 89
Power mirrors .............................60
Power point .................................57
Power steering ..........................162
fluid, checking and adding ....238
fluid, refill capacity ................255
fluid, specifications .........256, 258
Power Windows ...........................58
Index
R
Radio ......................................17, 20
Relays ........................................179
Remote entry system .................84
illuminated entry ..........39, 87–88
locking/unlocking doors .....82, 84
Roadside assistance ..................177
Roof rack .....................................80
S
Safety Belt Maintenance ..........128
Safety belts (see Safety
restraints) ..................116, 119–121
Safety Canopy ...........................137
Safety defects, reporting ..........209
Safety restraints ........116, 119–121
belt minder .............................123
extension assembly ................127
for adults .........................120–121
for children .....................140–141
Occupant Classification
Sensor ......................................117
safety belt maintenance .........128
warning light and chime 122–123
Safety seats for children ..........144
Seat belts
(see Safety restraints) .............116
Seats ............................................97
child safety seats ....................144
front seats ...................97, 99–100
memory seat .....................90, 100
second row seats ....................103
third row
seats .................103, 109, 113–114
SecuriLock passive anti-theft
system ..........................................94
Servicing your vehicle ..............216
Spare tire (see Changing
the Tire) ............................187–188
Spark plugs, specifications ......254,
258
Specification chart,
lubricants ...........................256, 258
Speed control ..............................61
Starting your vehicle ........154–156
jump starting ..........................194
Steering wheel
controls ......................................64
tilting .........................................48
T
Tilt steering wheel ......................48
Tires ...................................241–242
changing ..................187–189, 194
snow tires and chains ............253
tire grades ...............................242
treadwear ................................242
Towing .......................................172
recreational towing .................176
trailer towing ..........................172
wrecker ....................................200
Transaxle
automatic operation ...............162
fluid, refill capacities ..............255
lubricant specifications ..........258
Transmission
brake-shift interlock (BSI) ....162
fluid, checking and adding
(automatic) .............................239
lubricant specifications ..........256
Turn signal ..................................41
V
Vehicle dimensions ...................258
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Vehicle Identification Number
(VIN) ..........................................260
Vehicle loading ..........................169
Ventilating your vehicle ...........157
W
Warning lights (see Lights) .......10
Washer fluid ..............................219
Water, Driving through .............169
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Windows
power .........................................58
rear wiper/washer .....................47
Windshield washer fluid and
wipers ..........................................47
checking and adding fluid .....219
liftgate reservoir .....................219
replacing wiper blades .............48
Wrecker towing .........................200
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