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Table of Contents
Introduction
Instrument Cluster
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Warning and control lights
Gauges
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Entertainment Systems
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AM/FM stereo with in-dash six CD
AM/FM stereo cassette with CD
Navigation system
Climate Controls
Electronic automatic temperature control
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
Starting
Brakes
Traction control/AdvanceTrac
Transmission operation
Vehicle loading
Trailer towing
Roadside Emergencies
Getting roadside assistance
Hazard flasher switch
Fuel pump shut-off switch
Fuses and relays
Changing tires
Jump starting
Wrecker towing
Customer Assistance
Reporting safety defects (U.S. only)
Cleaning
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Maintenance and Specifications
Engine compartment
Engine oil
Battery
Fuel information
Air filter(s)
Part numbers
Refill capacities
Lubricant specifications
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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 Lincoln. 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.
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.
Data Recording
Computers in your vehicle are capable of recording detailed data
potentially including but not limited to information such as:
• the use of restraint systems including seat belts by the driver and
passengers,
• information about the performance of various systems and modules in
the vehicle, and
• information related to engine, throttle, steering, brake or other system
status.
Any of this information could potentially include information regarding
how the driver operates the vehicle, potentially including but not limited
to information regarding vehicle speed, brake or accelerator application,
or steering input. This information may be stored during regular
operation or in a crash or near crash event.
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This stored information may be read out and used by:
• Ford Motor Company.
• service and repair facilities.
• law enforcement or government agencies.
• others who may assert a right or obtain your consent to know such
information.
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 expensive 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.
Check fuel cap (if equipped):
CHECK
Illuminates when the fuel cap may
FUEL
not be properly installed. Continued
CAP
driving with this light on may cause
the Check engine warning light to
come on. Refer to Fuel filler cap in the Maintenance and
Specifications chapter.
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Brake system warning light: To
BRAKE
confirm the brake system warning
light is functional, it will
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P
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.
Safety belt: Reminds you to fasten
your safety belt. A chime will also
sound to remind you to fasten your
safety belt.
Charging system: Illuminates when
the battery is not charging properly.
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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:
Illuminates 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.
Transmission PRNDL indicator:
Displays the gearshift positions. If
an “E” character is displayed or
flashing, this indicates a
transmission malfunction, contact your dealer immediately. Operating the
transmission with the “E” character illuminated may cause additional
damage to the transmission.
AdvanceTrac娂 (if equipped):
Illuminates when the AdvanceTrac娂
system is active. If the light remains
on, have the system serviced
immediately, refer to the Driving
chapter for more information.
Traction Control娂 active:
Illuminates when the Traction
Control娂 is active. If the light
remains on, have the system
serviced immediately, refer to the Driving chapter for more information.
Steering column lock (if
equipped): Illuminates when the
steering column is locked. If the
light stays on the vehicle will not
start, make sure the key is the
correct key, refer to Securilock娂 in the Locks and Security chapter.
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Low fuel (if equipped):
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 activated. Turns
off when the speed control system
is deactivated.
Low washer fluid (if equipped):
Illuminates when the windshield
washer fluid is low.
Door ajar (if equipped):
Illuminates when the ignition is in
the ON position and any door 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.
High beams: Illuminates when the
high beam headlamps are turned on.
Electronic throttle control (if
equipped): Illuminates when the
engine has defaulted to a
’limp-home’ operation. Report the
fault to a dealer at the earliest opportunity.
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WARNING CENTER
The instrument cluster is equipped with a warning center that will
provide the following warning messages:
Bulb warning: Displays when one
of the exterior front turn/park lamps
or rear brake/turn/tail lamps bulb
has burned out. Depress the RESET
control to return to the Trip odometer display.
Park brake ON: Displayed when
the park brake is ON. If the warning
stays on after the park brake is off,
contact your dealer as soon as
possible.
Park brake ON & needs service:
Displayed when the park brake is
ON and malfunctioning. If the
warning stays on or continues to
come on, contact your dealer as soon as possible.
Service park brake: Displayed
when the park brake needs
servicing. If the warning stays on or
continues to come on, contact your
dealer as soon as possible.
Apply park brake: Displayed when
the park brake needs to be applied.
If the warning stays on or continues
to come on, contact your dealer as
soon as possible.
Foot on brake: Displayed when the
foot brake needs to be applied. If
the warning stays on or continues to
come on, contact your dealer as
soon as possible.
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.
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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.
Odometer: Registers the total kilometers (miles) of the vehicle.
• Standard instrument cluster
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Trip odometer: Registers the kilometers (miles) of individual journeys.
To reset, depress the RESET control. To switch the display from Trip A
to the Trip B, depress the A/B control.
• Standard instrument cluster
• Optional instrument cluster
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.
Refer to Filling the tank in the
Maintenance and Specifications chapter for more information.
NOTICE TO OWNERS OF NATURAL GAS FUELED VEHICLES
Before you drive your vehicle, be sure to read the Dedicated Natural
Gas Vehicle supplement. This book contains important operation and
maintenance information.
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Entertainment Systems
AUDIOPHILE SATELLITE READY AM/FM STEREO IN-DASH SIX CD
RADIO (IF EQUIPPED)
1. Seek: Press and release
/
for previous/next
SEEK
strong station, selection or track.
2. Rewind: In CD mode, press until
desired selection is reached.
Fast forward: In CD mode, press until desired selection is reached.
TEXT: TEXT is only available when equipped with Satellite radio. Your
Audiophile radio comes equipped with Satellite ready capability. The kit
to enable Satellite reception is available through your Lincoln dealer.
Detailed Satellite instructions are included with the dealer installed kit.
3. DSP (Digital Signal
Processing): Press DSP to access
the Ambiance menu. Ambiance gives
the feeling of “being there” to your
music, creating increased clarity as well as an open and spacious feel to
the music. Press SEL to engage/disengage. Turn the volume control to
increase/decrease the level of ambiance.
Occupancy: Press DSP again to change the occupancy mode to optimize
sound for ALL SEATS, DRIVER SEAT or REAR SEATS. Press SEL to
scroll through settings.
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4. Mute: Press to MUTE playing
media; press again to return to
playing media
5. Eject: Press to eject a CD. Press
and hold to eject all loaded discs.
6. Bass: Press BASS; then press
/
to decrease/increase
SEL
the bass output.
Treble: Press TREB; then press
/
to decrease/increase
SEL
the treble output.
7. Select: Use with Bass, Treble,
Balance and Fade controls to adjust
levels and set the clock.
8. Balance: Press BAL; then press
/
to shift sound to the
SEL
left/right speakers.
Fade: Press FADE; then press
/
to shift sound to the
SEL
rear/front speakers.
9. Menu: Press MENU and SEL to
access clock mode, RDS on/off,
Traffic announcement mode,
Program type mode, and Shuffle
mode.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Canadian Radio
and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) recommend that FM radio
broadcasters use RDS technology to transmit information. FM radio
stations are independently operated and individually elect to use RDS
technology to transmit station ID and program type as desired.
Traffic: Allows you to hear traffic broadcasts. With the feature ON, press
SEEK or SCAN to find a station broadcasting a traffic report (if it is
broadcasting RDS data).Traffic information is not available in most
U.S. markets.
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FIND Program type: Allows you to search RDS-equipped stations for a
certain category of music format: Classic, Country, Info, Jazz, Oldies,
R&B, Religious, Rock, Soft, Top 40.
Show TYPE: Displays the station’s call letters and format.
Shuffle: Press to play tracks in a random order. Press MENU until SHUF
appears in the display. Use SEL to select SHUF DISC, SHUF TRAC or
SHUF OFF.
Compression: Brings soft and loud CD passages together for a more
consistent listening level. Press MENU until compression status is
displayed. Press the SEL control to enable the compression feature when
COMP OFF is displayed. Press the SEL control again to disable the
feature when COMP ON is displayed.
Setting the clock: Press MENU until SELECT HOUR or SELECT
) or decrease
MINUTE is displayed. Use SEL to manually increase (
) the hours/minutes. Press MENU again to disengage clock mode.
(
10. Memory presets: To set a
station: Select frequency band
AM/FM; tune to a station, press and
hold a preset button until sound
returns.
11. SAT (if equipped): Your
Audiophile radio comes equipped
with Satellite Ready capability. The
kit to enable the Satellite reception is available through your Lincoln
dealer. Detailed satellite instructions are included with the dealer
installed kit.
12. AM/FM: Press to select AM/FM
frequency band.
Autostore: Allows you to set the
strongest local radio stations without losing your original manually set
preset stations for AM/FM1/FM2 . Press and momentarily hold AM/FM.
AUTOSTORE will flash on the display. 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. Press again to disengage.
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13. Power/volume: Press to turn
ON/OFF; turn to increase or
decrease volume levels.
Speed sensitive volume: Radio
volume changes automatically and
slightly with vehicle speed to
compensate for road and wind noise. Recommended level is 1–3. Level 0
turns the feature off and level 7 is the maximum setting.
Press and hold the volume control for five seconds. Then press SEL to
) or decrease (
) the volume setting. The level will
increase (
appear in the display.
14. Load: Press to load a CD. Press
and hold to load up to six discs.
15. CD AUX: Press to access CD or
AUX mode.
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. Ballpoint pens may
damage CDs. Please contact your dealer for further information.
16. Scan: Press SCAN to hear a
brief sampling of radio stations or
CD tracks. Press again to stop.
or
to
17. Disc/Tune: Press
manually tune down/up the radio
frequency band, or to listen to the
previous/next track on the CD.
CAT: CAT is only available when equipped with Satellite Radio. Your
Audiophile radio comes equipped with Satellite ready capability. The kit
to enable Satellite reception is available through your Lincoln dealer.
Detailed Satellite instructions are included with the dealer installed kit.
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For information regarding SIRIUS Satellite Radio, please call toll-free
888-539-SIRIUS (888-539-7474) or visit the SIRIUS website at
www.siriusradio.com
PREMIUM AM/FM STEREO/CASSETTE/SINGLE CD (IF EQUIPPED)
1. Eject: Press to eject a tape.
2. Eject: Press to eject a CD.
3. Bass: Allows you to increase or
decrease the audio system’s bass
output. Press BASS then press SEL
or increase
the bass levels.
to decrease
Treble: Allows you to increase or
decrease the audio system’s treble
output. Press TREB then press SEL
or increase
the treble levels.
to decrease
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4. Balance: Allows you to shift
speaker sound between the right
and left speakers. Press BAL then
press SEL to shift sound to the left
Fade: Allows you to shift speaker
sound between the front and rear
speakers. Press FADE then press
SEL to shift the sound to the rear
5. COMP (Compression): In CD
mode, press to bring soft and loud
passages together for a more
consistent listening level.
SHUF (Shuffle): Press to play CD
tracks in random order.
or right
or the front
.
.
6. Select: Use to adjust bass, treble,
balance and fade levels.
7. Side 1–2: Press to change sides
on the tape.
Dolby威 noise
Dolby:
reduction: Reduces tape noise and
hiss; press to activate/deactivate.
8. REW (Rewind): Works in tape
and CD modes.
In tape mode, radio play continues
until rewind is stopped (with the TAPE control) or the beginning of the
tape is reached.
In CD mode, REW control reverses the CD within the current track.
FF (fast forward): Works in tape
and CD modes.
In the tape mode, tape direction
automatically reverses when the end of the tape is reached.
In CD mode, FF advances the CD within the current track.
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9. Mute: Press to mute the playing
media.
RDS: (Radio Data System): Allows
you to access FM stations which are RDS- equipped. Press RDS then
SEL to select from:
Traffic — Allows you to receive traffic announcements and control their
volume level. Traffic information is not available in most U.S.
markets.
Program Type — Allows you to set your audio system to select from
RDS-equipped stations for categories such as: Classic, Country, Info.,
Jazz, Oldies, R&B, Religious, Rock, Soft, Top 40.
Show — Allows you to view the frequency and program type of the
chosen radio station.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Canadian Radio
and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) recommend that FM radio
broadcasters use RDS technology to transmit information. FM radio
stations are independently operated and individually elect to use RDS
technology to transmit station ID and program type as desired.
Setting the clock: Press RDS until SELECT HOUR or SELECT MINS is
) or decrease (
).
displayed. Press SEL to increase (
10. Autoset: Press to set first six
strong stations into AM, FM1 or
FM2 memory buttons; press again to
return to normal stations.
11. Scan: Works in radio, tape and
CD modes. Press SCAN for a brief
sampling of radio stations, tape
selections or CD tracks.
12. Seek: Works in radio, tape and
CD modes. Press to access the
or next
listenable
previous
radio station, tape selection or CD track.
13. Tune: Works in radio mode.
Press to manually advance up or
down the frequency band.
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14. AM/FM/CD: Press AM/FM to
select a radio frequency. Press while
in tape or CD mode to return to
radio mode. Press CD to enter CD mode and to play a CD already in the
system.
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. Ballpoint pens may damage CDs. Please contact your
dealer for further information.
15. Power/volume: Press to turn
the system on/off. Turn to
raise/lower the volume.
Speed sensitive volume: (if
equipped) Radio volume changes
automatically and slightly with
vehicle speed to compensate for road and wind noise.
Press and hold the volume control for five seconds. Then press SEL to
increase (
) or decrease (
) the volume setting. The level will
appear in the display.
16. TAPE: Press to play reverse
side of the tape.
17. CD door: Insert the disc with the playing side down and printed side
up.
18. Tape door: Insert the tape facing the right.
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
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RADIO RECEPTION FACTORS
There are three factors that can effect 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.
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.
• 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.
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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.
LINCOLN NAVIGATION SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
Your vehicle may be equipped with a Lincoln Navigation System which
allows you to listen to the radio, play CDs and also navigate the vehicle
using a navigation DVD.
THX audio system (if equipped)
Your vehicle may be equipped with
the THX威 certified premium audio
system. This system creates optimal
acoustic quality for all seating
positions and road conditions.
The system offers an advanced
speaker system, amplifier, subwoofer and equalizer.
Your system has a large range of features, yet is easy to use. Guidance is
shown on the display screen and is supplemented with voice prompts.
The display screen provides full information for operating the system
through use of menus, text screens and map displays. Screen selections
are made by touching the desired selection on the screen.
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1. VOL-PUSH: Press to turn the system ON/OFF. Turn to adjust the
audio volume level.
2. AUDIO: Press to enter audio mode and access radio, CD, CDDJ, DVD
(if equipped) settings.
3. MAP: Press to enter map mode and view your current vehicle position
on the map. Press and hold to obtain additional position information.
4. DEST: Press to enter Destination Entry mode. This allows you to
enter a destination and route to it. With an active route, pressing DEST
allows the user to request a Detour, display entire route, select route
preferences, or change or cancel the destination.
5. MENU: Press to access system settings such as display, brightness,
clock mode, etc.
6. CD OPEN CLOSE: Press to open/close the display screen and access
the CD player.
Cold temperature advisory
When operating the system below 32° Fahrenheit (0° Celsius), the
display screen requires 20–30 minutes warm-up to achieve maximum
brightness. Ensure that the system display setting is set to DAY mode
until maximum brightness is achieved (refer to Menu mode section).
Once maximum brightness is achieved, revert to AUTO mode display
setting.
Initial map display
After pressing AGREE to the initial
WARNING screen, you will move
into the initial map screen which
shows the current vehicle location.
Pressing the globe icon will take you
to the user settings — audible
feedback, navigation units, language
and clock.
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Quick Start — How to get going
To play a radio station:
1. Ensure that the vehicle ignition is on.
2. Press AUDIO.
3. Select AM, FM1 or FM2.
4. Press TUNE to adjust manually up (
band.
) or down (
5. Press SEEK to find the next strong station up (
) the frequency
) or down (
).
Note: If PTY (program type) is selected, the station selection will be
limited. Refer to Program Type (PTY) for further information.
To play a previously loaded CD:
1. Ensure that the vehicle ignition is on.
2. Press AUDIO.
3. Press CD to select a CD which is already loaded. (NO CD will appear
in the display if there are no CDs loaded into the system). Use the
controls (1–6) to select the desired CD.
4. CD will begin to play.
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To load CDs:
1. Press CD OPEN CLOSE at the
bottom of the screen to load a CD.
(The screen will open).
2. Press LOAD and select the desired slot. Or, press and hold LOAD to
auto load all available slots. The slot indicator lights blink rate will
increase when the system is ready to accept a disc. Push CD OPEN
CLOSE to close the screen. Once closed, the CD will begin to play.
3. Use the touch controls to advance tracks, scan, pause, etc.
To use the Navigation system:
1. Ensure that the vehicle ignition is on, and the navigation DVD is
loaded into the navigation DVD player.
Refer to Loading the map DVD or Navigation system — DVD location
in the Index for your vehicle’s navigation DVD location.
2. Press DEST. The warning screen will appear. After reading, press
AGREE. The screen will show a map with your current location. Press
DEST again.
VOL PUSH
AUDIO
MAP
WARNING
Most functions are unavailable
while vehicle is in motion.
Please read the navigation
handbook for operating instructions.
Always drive safely and obey traffic laws.
DEST
Agree
MENU
CD OPEN • CLOSE
3. Select the desired type of destination entry; Address, Point of Interest;
Previous Dest; Special Memory Point; Select from map; Memory Point
and Freeway Ent/Exit. Enter the required information.
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4. Press ENT. DEST at the bottom
of the map screen.
5. Choose the desired route by
pressing the NEXT button (if it
appears). There can be up to three
alternative routes.
6. Press START to begin the
navigation guidance.
To adjust the voice guidance volume:
Press On/Off to turn the voice
guidance option on/off. Use the
numeric keys (1–7) to determine
the volume level of the guidance
voice prompts.
Voice activated commands (if equipped)
Your Lincoln Navigation System (LNS) may be equipped with a voice
activated feature which allows you to “speak” certain commands to the
system. Speaking clearly will help to ensure that the system correctly
responds to your commands. Ensure that the commands are spoken in
English and not any other language.
Press and hold VOICE briefly (on your steering wheel controls) until the
appears on the Navigation display to use the Navigation
voice icon
voice command. Press REPEAT to hear the previous command repeated
from the navigation system.
The voice activated command feature will not operate if a map DVD is
not inserted into the navigation DVD unit.
At any time, you may say these commands to change modes:
•
•
•
•
•
•
Radio
AM
FM1
FM2
CD
Power on
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•
•
•
•
Audio on
Audio off
Power off
CD Changer (if equipped)
DVD (if equipped)
Entertainment Systems
During normal radio operation, you may say:
• Seek up
• Seek down
Disc operation commands you may say when using a rear seat DVD (if
equipped):
• Track up
• Track down
• Previous track
• Disc up
• Disc down
• Next disc
• Previous disc
During CDDJ or in-dash CD play, you may say:
• Track up
• Track down
• Previous track
• Disc up
• Next disc
• Disc down
• Previous disc
To change the screen display, you may say the following commands:
• Screen off
• Screen day mode
• Day mode on
• Screen night mode
• Night mode on
• Screen auto mode
• Auto mode on
Commands that jump over screens:
• Current position
• Current location
• Map
While in navigation map mode, the following commands are available:
•
•
•
•
•
•
Zoom in
Minimum scale
North up
Heading up
Map direction
Mark this point
•
•
•
•
•
•
Zoom out
Maximum scale
Change North up
Change heading up
Change map direction
Mark
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While in navigation POI mode, the following commands are available by
voice activation:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Automobile club
Auto service & maintenance
Gas station
Parking garage
ATM
City hall
Community center
Exhibition center
Higher education
College
Library
School
Casino
Marina
Park & recreation
Performing arts
Skiing
Stadium
Winery
I’m hungry
American food
Chinese food
Continental food
French food
Italian food
Japanese food
Mexican food
Seafood
Other food
Shopping mall
Airport
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•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
AAA (Triple A)
Auto service
Gas
Parking lot
Bank
Civic center
Convention center
Court house
University
Hospital
Police station
Amusement park
Golf course
Museum
Parks & recreation
Ski resort
Sports complex
Tourist attraction
Restaurant
American restaurant
Chinese restaurant
Continental restaurant
French restaurant
Italian restaurant
Japanese restaurant
Mexican restaurant
Seafood restaurant
Other restaurant
Shopping
Grocery store
Bus station
Entertainment Systems
• Ferry terminal
• Historical monument
• Hotel
• Park and ride
• Rental car agency
• Rest area
• Rest stop
• Tourist information
• Train station
• Business facility
• City center
• POI off
• Commuter rail station
While in navigation destination (DEST) mode, the following commands
are available:
• Home
• Previous starting point
• Next way point map
• Second way point
• Fourth way point
• Destination map
• Cancel destination
While in navigation guidance mode,
by voice activation:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Repeat guidance
Louder
Voice guidance off
Open guidance screen
Arrow guidance
Change to arrow guidance
Turn list guidance
Change to turn list guidance
Entire route map
Route overview
Detour
•
•
•
•
•
•
Go home
Go starting point
First way point map
Third way point
Fifth way point
Delete destination
the following commands are available
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Repeat voice
Softer
Voice guidance on
Close guidance screen
Arrow guide
Change to arrow guide
Turn list guide
Change to turn list guide
Entire route
Reroute
Detour entire route
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Navigation help commands you may speak at any time:
•
•
•
•
•
•
Help
Destination
Radio
Map help
Guidance help
Disc help
•
•
•
•
•
Map
Guidance
Disc
Destination help
Radio help
Audio mode
Your Lincoln Navigation Audio System has many features including a full
range of audio functions. To access these functions, press AUDIO on the
main bezel. This will take you into audio mode.
Volume/power control
Press knob to turn the audio system
on/off. Turn to raise or lower
volume. The levels will be displayed
on the screen.
To activate the navigation mode,
press MAP or DEST.
To adjust the navigation voice output level, select the NAV MENU button
via the map screen.
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Speed compensated volume (SCV)
With this feature, radio volume changes automatically with vehicle speed
to compensate for road and wind noise. To engage the SCV feature:
1. Press AUDIO.
2. Press SOUND.
SEEK
SCAN
SOUND
TUNE
PRESET SCAN
AUTO SET
AM
FM1
RDS
TRAFFIC
87.9
89.9
INFO
98.1
98.5
PTY
106.3
SET PTY
107.9
FM2
CD
3. SCV is located in the middle of
the screen. Press to turn on.
4. Select setting 1 to 7 or turn off.
The recommended level for the speed compensated volume is from level
1 through level 3. When activated, level 1 is the minimum setting and
level 7 is the maximum setting.
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The AM/FM control works in radio, CD and navigation modes.
AM/FM select in radio mode
Press AM/FM1/FM2 to switch between AM/FM1/FM2 memory preset
stations.
AM/FM select in CD mode
Press to stop CD play and begin radio play.
AM/FM select in navigation mode
The radio will continue to play in the background of the navigation
screens. To access, press AUDIO then AM/FM1/FM2.
Seek
/
to find the next
• Press
listenable station up/down the
frequency band.
/
to advance to the
• Press
next/previous track on a CD.
Tune adjust
Press TUNE to manually move
/
) the frequency
down/up (
band.
In CD mode, press TRACK to select
/
).
the previous/next (
Scan
Press SCAN for a brief sampling of
all listenable stations and CD tracks.
Press again to disable and remain on
the current selection.
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SCAN
SOUND
TUNE
PRESET SCAN
AUTO SET
AM
FM1
RDS
TRAFFIC
87.9
89.9
INFO
98.1
98.5
PTY
106.3
SET PTY
107.9
FM2
CD
Entertainment Systems
Preset scan
Press PRESET SCAN to scan the
stations stored in the memory
presets.
SEEK
SCAN
SOUND
TUNE
PRESET SCAN
AM
AUTO SET
FM1
RDS
TRAFFIC
87.9
89.9
INFO
98.1
98.5
PTY
SET PTY
106.3
FM2
107.9
CD
Autoset memory preset
Autoset allows you to set strong radio stations without losing your
original manually set preset stations. This feature is helpful on trips
when you travel between cities with different radio stations.
Starting autoset memory preset
1. Select a frequency band using
AM/FM1/FM2.
SEEK
SCAN
SOUND
TUNE
PRESET SCAN
AUTO SET
AM
FM1
RDS
TRAFFIC
87.9
89.9
INFO
98.1
98.5
PTY
106.3
SET PTY
107.9
FM2
CD
2. Press AUTO SET.
3. When the first six strong stations
are filled, the station stored in
memory preset control 1 will start
playing.
If there are less than six strong
stations available on the frequency
band, the remaining memory preset
controls will all store the last strong station available.
To deactivate autoset and return to your audio system’s manually set
memory stations, press the AUTO SET again.
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Radio data system (RDS) feature
This feature allows your audio
system to receive text information
from RDS-equipped FM radio
stations such as such as station call
letters, program type, etc. When in
FM mode, press RDS to
activate/deactivate.
Traffic function
Select TRAFFIC for traffic
information broadcast from certain
stations which will automatically
interrupt radio or CD playback at a
preset volume level.
SEEK
SCAN
SOUND
TUNE
PRESET SCAN
AUTO SET
AM
FM1
RDS
TRAFFIC
87.9
89.9
INFO
98.1
98.5
PTY
SET PTY
106.3
107.9
FM2
CD
Traffic information not available in most U.S. markets.
Information feature
Press INFO to view the frequency,
call letters and PTY category of the
selected FM station.
SEEK
SCAN
SOUND
TUNE
PRESET SCAN
AUTO SET
AM
FM1
RDS
TRAFFIC
87.9
89.9
INFO
98.1
98.5
PTY
106.3
SET PTY
107.9
FM2
CD
Program type (PTY)
This feature allows you to search for Radio Data System (RDS) stations
selectively by their program type.
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Ensure that the RDS function is
turned on. Press PTY to turn the
feature on/off.
To set/change PTY:
Ensure that the RDS function is
turned on.
Press SET PTY to select from the
following program types:
SEEK
SCAN
SOUND
TUNE
PRESET SCAN
AUTO SET
AM
FM1
RDS
TRAFFIC
87.9
89.9
INFO
98.1
98.5
PTY
106.3
SET PTY
107.9
FM2
CD
• All
• Classical
• Country
• Information
• Jazz
• Religious
• Rock
• Soft
• Top 40
Once PTY has been programmed,
/
) or SCAN to
press SEEK (
initiate a search up or down the
frequency.
Preset scan and Autoset also initiate
PTY searches. The search will stop
when the desired program type has
been reached. If no program type is
found, a message will display.
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Sound functions
To access settings for Bass, Treble, Balance, Fade, DSP (Digital Signal
Programing), SCV (Speed Compensated Volume), and Occupancy modes:
FM1
VOL PUSH
4:17AM
87 . 7 MH Z
SEEK
SOUND
TUNE
AUDIO
SCAN
AUTO SET
PRESET SCAN
AM
FM1
MAP
RDS
TRAFFIC
87.9
89.9
INFO
PTY
SET PTY
DEST
98.1
98.5
MENU
CD OPEN • CLOSE
1. Press AUDIO.
2. Press SOUND.
3. Select from Bass/Treb; Bal/Fade; DSP/SCV.
4. Press +/— to increase/decrease the levels.
Bass : Allows you to increase or
decrease the audio system’s bass
output.
Treble : Allows you to raise or
lower the audio system’s treble
output.
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FM2
CD
Entertainment Systems
Fade : Allows you to adjust the
amount of sound emitted from the
front and rear speakers.
Balance : Allows you to adjust the
sound distribution between the right
and left speakers.
CNTR
SCV (Speed Compensated Volume):
Automatically compensates for road
wind and noise. Refer to Speed
compensated volume earlier in this
chapter.
DSP Occupancy mode: Use to
optimize the sound based upon the
occupants in the vehicle. Select
from ALL SEATS, REAR SEATS or
DRIVER SEAT.
Setting memory preset stations
The radio is equipped with six station memory preset controls. These
controls can be used to select up to six preset AM stations and twelve
FM stations (six in FM1 and six in FM2).
1. Select the frequency band with the AM/FM1/FM2 touch controls.
2. Select a station.
3. Press and hold a memory preset until the sound returns. The
frequency will appear in the preset.
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Satellite ready capability (if equipped)
Your Lincoln navigation system may
be equipped with Satellite ready
capability. The kit to enable Satellite
reception is available through your
Ford dealer. Detailed Satellite
instructions are included with the
dealer installed kit.
CD mode
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.
Playing a previously loaded CD:
To begin CD play (if a CD is already
loaded), press AUDIO hard button
and then CD.
SEEK
SCAN
SOUND
TUNE
PRESET SCAN
AUTO SET
AM
FM1
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TRAFFIC
87.9
89.9
INFO
98.1
98.5
PTY
106.3
SET PTY
107.9
FM2
CD
Entertainment Systems
Press CD. CD play will begin where
it stopped last.
Loading a CD:
1. Press CD OPEN CLOSE on the
bezel.
2. The navigation screen will fold down, allowing you access to the
in-dash six CD system.
3. Press LOAD and the desired CD slot number. The indicator light will
blink slowly at first, then quickly, signaling the system is ready.
4. Insert a disc.
5. To load more than one disc, press and hold LOAD. This will initiate
autoload and will allow you to load all open CD slots.
After an allotted time, the screen will close automatically or you may
press CD OPEN CLOSE on the bezel again.
6. Once the screen closes, the system will start playing the last CD
loaded.
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Track
/
to advance to the
Press
next/previous track.
Rewind/fast forward in CD mode
Press to reverse or advance
/
) in the current CD track.
(
Scan feature in CD mode
Press SCAN to hear a brief sampling
of all tracks on the current CD.
Press again to disengage and remain
with the current track.
Shuffle feature in CD mode
When in CD (or CDDJ mode), press
SHUFFLE to engage the shuffle
feature. Press to select from
shuffling between tracks (SHUFFLE
TRACK) on the current CD or
between all tracks on all CDs
(SHUFFLE DISC). All tracks will be
played in random order. Press again
to disengage (SHUFFLE OFF).
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Compression feature
The compression feature works in
CD mode and boosts more quiet
music and lowers louder music to
minimize the need for volume
adjustments.
When in CD or CDDJ mode, press COMPRESS to engage or disengage
the compression feature.
Pause
In CD mode, press PAUSE to pause
the current track. Press again to
continue playing.
Map mode
Map display information
VOL PUSH
AUDIO
MAP
DEST
MENU
CD OPEN • CLOSE
To access the map display, press MAP on the bezel.
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Once pressed, the current map
display will appear on the screen
showing the current vehicle
location.
Zoom control
When ’Zoom’ is pressed, the scale indicator is shown on the screen. The
scale markings are: 1/32, 1/16,1/4, 1/8, 1/2, 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128
miles. The control can be used in a number of ways:
• Touch and hold one of the arrow buttons for the map to be displayed
again at each zoom level.
• Touch one of the arrow buttons repeatedly for the map to be
displayed again at the final zoom level.
• Touch one of the segments of the scale indicator for the map to be
displayed at the selected zoom level.
Additional map function buttons
To initiate the display of additional
map function buttons, tap the map
anywhere on the screen. The
following buttons will appear:
• STORE - stores current vehicle location as a memory point. Refer to
Memory Points for further information.
• POI (Point of Interest)- brings up the Quick POI menu which allows
the user to perform two functions:
Display POI icons on the map for one category.
Select local map area POIs as destinations or waypoints. The list of
local area POIs can be sorted by distance, name, or icon. Refer to
Points of Interest for further information.
• NEXT - Press for the system to step through a list of the POIs
requested and display them on the map.
• INFO - Press to access the address and phone number of a selected
POI.
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If home has been previously programmed in the “Nav Menu”, the home
icon (house) will appear on the screen and is able to be selected as a
destination.
To delete POI icons from the map, touch the map again and press the
POI off button.
Route preferences
After entering a destination, the
Route options will appear on the
screen showing what is currently
selected. You may choose to
activate/deactivate selections which
the system will factor in when
calculating your route. Those
options are:
•
•
•
•
Minimize Time/Distance
Use Major Roads
Use Toll Roads
Use Ferries
Screen symbols
Navigation symbol — Indicates
the current vehicle position and
points to the direction in which the
vehicle is currently traveling.
Destination symbol — Indicates
the current route destination.
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Next turn symbol — Shows the
next maneuver that will need to be
taken on the current route.
North up button — Indicates that
the map is displayed with north to
the top of the screen. Press to
toggle between “North up” and
“Heading up” map display states.
Heading up button — Indicates
that the map is displayed with the
vehicle heading to the top of the
screen. The position of the pointer
indicates the direction of north on
the map. Press to toggle between “North up” and “Heading up” map
display states.
Avoid areas or points — The
left-hand symbol indicates an area
to be avoided in route calculations.
The right-hand symbol indicates an
avoid point.
If the avoid point is enlarged to an
avoid area, it will appear on the
screen as a shaded box.
Way point symbol — Indicates the
location of a way point (locations
you wish to visit in route to your
ultimate destination) on the map.
Home position symbol —
Indicates the location on the map,
currently stored as the home
position.
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Stored location symbol —
Indicates the location of a memory
point. This is the default symbol
used when the point is stored. (If
desired, an icon of your own choice can be selected from the 15 icons
available.) Refer to Choosing from the icon list.
GPS symbol— Indicates that
insufficient GPS satellite signals are
being received for accurate map
positioning. The symbol is not
displayed under normal operation.
Speaker icon symbol— Press to
turn voice guidance on/off.
Navigation menu
To access the Navigation Menu,
press NAV MENU at the bottom of
the map screen.
Once pressed, the Navigation Menu
will display showing the following
options:
• Route Options/Preferences
• Navigation Set Up
• Display Options
• Stored Locations
• On Route Scroll
• Voice Guidance/Volume
Depending upon whether or not a route is active will determine if route
options/route preferences is contained on the Navigation Menu.
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Route options (destination entered)
Once in navigation mode and a
route is currently active, press
“Chng. route” to access the ROUTE
OPTIONS screen. Choose from the
following selections:
• Detour: Press to select a detour
around the current route. Refer
to Detour options later in this
chapter for further information.
• Route Preferences: When
creating a destination, select from: Minimize Time/Distance, Use Major
Roads, Use Toll Roads, Use Ferries.
• Display Whole Route: Will enter MAP mode and display your entire
chosen route.
Note: Route preference appears on the Nav menu when no destination
is entered.
While driving under route guidance, only follow an instruction
when it is safe to do so as the system cannot be aware of
changing conditions. Use voice guidance as much as possible, and only
view the display when driving conditions permit.
Ensure that you follow highway code restrictions and do not
take any risks. For example, if you are unable to make a U-turn,
continue on your journey. The navigation system will recalculate your
route to get you back to an appropriate road to your destination.
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Navigation set up
The Navigation Set up screen will
allow you to make adjustments to
the navigation displays.
Average speed settings
Allows you to set approximate
speeds you drive. These speeds
enable the navigation system to aid
in calculating timing for routes.
Quick POI (Point of Interest)
Allows you to change the Quick POI
menu settings. Select the desired
Quick POI (Gas, ATM, etc.) and
then press ’List Categories’ for
further categories, or ’Map Area
POIs’ to show the desired POIs on
your current map.
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Restore system defaults
Resets all system user-selectable
options to the default (automatic)
values (i.e. guidance, voice, search
area and route preferences).
Calibration
This feature is helpful if the car has
been towed, or if you notice it is not
registering at the correct vehicle
location on the map.
Press “Position” to reposition the
vehicle location. Press the screen to
scroll the map to the desired
location and press OK to confirm.
Press “Distance” to calibrate by
distance and improve the navigation
accuracy. It is recommended to
activate this function after every tire replacement. When the button is
highlighted, calibration is in process and will turn off automatically when
complete.
DVD map version
Displays the version of the inserted
navigation DVD. Refer to Ordering
additional map DVDs for further
information.
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Display Options
The Display Options screen will
allow you make adjustments to the
navigation display screen. You can
choose from:
• Map Mode (Dual or Full)
• Guidance Mode (Arrows or Turn
list)
• Guidance Display (On or Off)
• Time to destination (Show or
Hide)
Stored locations
The Stored locations screen will
allow you to choose from
destinations that have been saved
into the navigation system.
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In this screen, you can select from
Memory Points, Special Memory
Points, Home, Avoid Area,
Destination and Way Point, or
Previous Destination. Please refer to
the Destination menu section for a
complete description of the
functions.
On route scroll
The system automatically scrolls
through the entire planned
navigation route either forwards or
backwards. To activate, press the
arrow buttons at the bottom left of
the map screen.
Voice guidance/volume
Allows you to turn the voice
guidance option on/off and to
determine the volume level of the
guidance voice prompts.
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Destination menu
Press DEST on the main bezel to access the navigation mode.
Initial map display
After pressing AGREE to the initial
WARNING screen, you will move
into the initial map screen which
shows the current vehicle location.
Pressing the globe icon will take you
to the user settings — audible
feedback, navigation units, language
and clock.
Note: There may be a slight time
delay between the soft key and the
hard key functions.
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Destination entry
Selecting a destination
Press DEST to set a destination.
From this menu, you may select
from the following options:
• Address— Use to select a
destination based on a known
street address or intersection.
• Point of Interest— Use to
select a destination that is a point
of interest location (i.e., airport,
restaurant, hospital).
• Select from map —Use to select a place on the map.
• Previous Destination — Use to select a destination from among the
last 20 entered destinations
’Next Page’ to access
Press
more selections:
• Memory point — Use to select
from a memory point.
• Freeway exit/entrance — Use
to select a certain freeway exit or
entrance.
• Special Memory Points — Use
to select a destination from
previously stored entries.
Search area
The mapped areas covered by your
map DVD are reflected in the
Search Area map that is displayed
on the Destination Entry screen.
Your navigation system uses a
regional search area. This area is
the area from which navigational
directions will be used. To check
your area or reset, press CHANGE under the search area listing. The
map will open and allow you to select another regional area. Ensure that
your search area is correct prior to setting your destination.
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Points of interest (POI)
Select “Point of Interest” from the
Destination Entry Menu. In this next
menu, you will have the following
options:
• By Name— Enter POI name on
the keyboard. Touch “List” to
display the list of matching points
of interest. If there are too many
matches being listed, try entering
the town name first.
• By Category — Press “Category”. Scroll down the list to select the
category, then sub-category desired. Once you have selected a
category, your entry of the POI will be restricted to that category.
Previous destination
Press “Previous Destination” on the
Destination Entry Menu.
• Select (touch) the desired item
from the list of destinations
previously reached. The item
details will be listed.
• Confirm destination details.
Deleting previous destination
• Press “Delete”. The list of
previous destinations is displayed
showing “Delete Previous
Destination” at the top of the
screen.
• Select (touch) the entry to be
deleted. The item details will be
listed.
• Press YES to confirm the
deletion.
• Press DELETE ALL to delete all previous destinations.
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Memory point
Your navigation system allows you to
save special destinations you may
wish to again visit. Select “Memory
Point” from the Destination Entry
Menu.
• Select the desired item from the
list of stored memory points.
• Confirm destination details.
STORE MEMORY POINT
Note: The list can be sorted by date, name or icon by pressing the
appropriate button.
Adding a memory point
• Once in the Store Memory Point Menu, press ADD.
• Select (touch) the desired menu item.
• Enter/select any required details. The new point will be added to the
stored list of memory points.
To give the new memory point a name:
• Select it from the list.
• Press NAME.
• Enter the desired name.
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Accessing memory point lists
• Press LIST
• Select the desired entry to view
its location details.
Sorting memory point lists
• Access the desired list.
• Press the button to sort the list
as desired (i.e. date, name, or
icon).
When sorted by distance, the points
are ordered by distance from the
current vehicle location. When
sorting by icon, the icons are listed
in the order they appear on the icon
selection screen.
Choosing from the icon list
After choosing ICON to edit, 15
normal and three audible icons will
be displayed. Press the icon you
wish to use.
The normal icons will be displayed
on the map to indicate the map
location identified with that icon.
The audible icon will sound a
distinctive chime when the vehicle
is approaching the memory point
associated with that icon.
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Deleting a memory point
• In the Memory Point Menu, press
DELETE.
• Select the entry to be deleted.
• The system will ask you to
confirm deletion. Press YES to
confirm.
The screen will briefly show
“Memory Point Deleted”.
Deleting all memory points
• In the Memory Point Menu, press
DELETE ALL.
• The system will ask you to confirm deletion. Press YES to confirm.
The screen will briefly show “All Memory Points Deleted”.
Home
To set home for the first time:
VOL PUSH
AUDIO
MAP
DEST
MENU
CD OPEN • CLOSE
• Press MAP.
• Press “Nav. Menu”.
• Press “Stored Locations.”
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• Press “Home”.
• Press “Add”. Set home by
selecting the correct address,
POI, Previous destination, or
selecting from the map.
To view home, press the home icon (house) on the Destination Entry
screen.
Once home is set, you may select home as a destination.
Adding a home location
• Select the desired menu item you
wish to set as Home (Address,
Memory Point, Point of Interest,
Previous Destination).
• Enter the required details.
SET HOME
• Press OK to set the home
position.
To view the set home position:
From the stored locations menu with home selected, press LIST to view
the location of the stored home position.
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Deleting a home location
• Once in the stored locations
menu with home selected, press
DELETE.
• The system will ask you to
confirm.
• Press YES to confirm.
Freeway Entrance/Exit
Select “Freeway Entrance/Exit”
from the second page of the
Destination Entry menu. Follow
these steps:
1. Enter freeway name— Enter
the freeway name using the
keyboard. Press “List” to select a
freeway from those displayed.
To enter numbers in the freeway
name, press “Sym”.
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2. Select entrance/exit— Press
“Entrance” if you wish to join the
freeway at this junction. Press
“Exit” if you wish to leave the
freeway at this junction.
3. Select Junction— The screen
will display a list of junctions on the
freeway. They can be listed either
by distance, (from the current
vehicle location), by pressing the
“Dist” button or alphabetically by
pressing the “A-Z” button. Select the desired entrance or exit.
The destination details are displayed for confirmation.
Special memory points
There are five possible memory
points that you can set.
To set a memory point:
• Press MAP.
• Press “Nav Menu”.
• Press “Stored locations”.
• Press “Special Memory Point”.
• Select “Add” and input destination.
• Press OK to confirm.
To delete a memory point:
• Press “Delete”. The list will display.
• Select the special memory point to delete.
• Press “Del. all” to delete all entered special memory points.
• Press “Yes” to confirm.
Once all five special memory points are entered, the “Add” control will
read as “Full”. You must delete points before more can be added.
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Destination and way points
The Store Dest. & Way Point menu
is used after a destination or way
point has been entered for the first
time using the Destination Entry
menu. You can store and delete
destinations and way points
(locations you wish to visit in route
to your ultimate destination). You
can also select the order in which
you visit them.
STORE DEST. & WAY POINT
Adding (storing) a destination or way point
• Once a destination is entered,
press ADD to store the location.
The Store Dest. & Way Point
menu is displayed.
• Select whether you want to store
an Address, Point of Interest or
Previous Destination.
• Enter the necessary details for
the selection.
• If a destination was entered, it
will be stored as the current location. If a way point was entered, it
will be added to the list of way points.
Listing destinations and way points
Press LIST to display the stored way
points and destination (if entered).
STORE DEST. & WAY POINT
The first way point to be visited is
at the bottom of the list and the
destination is at the top.
You may view the map location of
any entry. On the map, location
details for the entry are displayed at
the top of the screen.
To adjust the position of the way
point (or destination), scroll the map as required.
Press OK.
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Editing and changing order of way points and destination
Press “Chg. Order” to change the
order in which the way points are
visited. The points are listed
chronologically from bottom up, the
destination being on the top.
Press the MAP button to edit the
way point location on the map
display.
Press OK to confirm.
Deleting way points and destination
After pressing DELETE, the list of
way points and the destination (if
entered) is displayed, showing the
’Delete Dest. &Way Pt.’ menu.
Select the entry to be deleted. Press
YES to confirm.
Press DELETE ALL to delete all
way points. Press YES to confirm.
Selecting route criteria
Once you have selected a
destination, you may change the
routing criteria by pressing
“Change” in the route preferences
screen. Refer to Route preferences
for further information.
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Route calculation
Once the route criteria is selected,
the navigation system automatically
calculates the selected destination.
The route appears on the display
screen and a voice prompt provides
instructions.
The system may calculate up to four
routes for the desired destination.
Press “Next” to scroll through the
various planned routes. Press “Start”
to confirm the route selection and begin route guidance.
Detour options
You may engage the detour option when on the map display by going to
the “Nav menu” and selecting “Route Options”.
Press DETOUR to activate. Use the
soft controls to select and enter the
number of miles you want to deviate
off of the current road.
Press NEW ROUTE if you would
like the system to plan a different
route.
Press DETOUR to confirm the selection.
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Route interruptions
In the course of your destination, you may decide to temporarily leave
your planned route for gas, food, etc. If you turn off the ignition, the
option to continue the route guidance will be displayed when the ignition
is turned on again. The route can be accessed once again after you press
“Agree” on the warning screen.
Route alterations or cancellations
To cancel or change your current
route from the map, press DEST or
select “Nav Menu” and “Route
Options”. You may then select from
Detour, Display whole route, change
route preferences or cancel
guidance.
Avoiding an area while under guidance
For one reason or another, you may
STORE AVOID AREA
choose to avoid a certain area while
in route to your destination. To
select the area to avoid:
• From the MAP screen, press Nav
Menu.
• Select Route Options, then
Display Whole Route
• Press Turn List
• Press Avoid next to the street to
be avoided
• Choose OK to confirm
• Press Reroute to activate
The new area is added to the list of stored avoid areas.
Note: In some circumstances, it may not be possible to avoid all selected
areas.
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Listing areas to avoid
You can list all areas noted as
“avoid”.
• Press “Nav Menu”.
• Press “Stored locations”.
• Press “Avoid area”.
• Press LIST to view all previously
stored selections.
• Select the desired one. The map
screen will be displayed, showing
the location and address of the selected area.
Press Enlarge or Reduce to adjust the size of the visible area. Scroll the
map as required.
Deleting areas to avoid
To delete a selection from the
“Avoid area” list:
• From the stored locations menu,
select “Avoid area”.
• Press DELETE
• Select the desired area to be
deleted.
• Press DEL. ALL to delete all
stored areas.
• Press YES to confirm.
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Menu mode
To access menu mode, press the MENU hard control.
Menu mode allows you to access:
• System Set-up
• Information — Gives you the
Lincoln Customer Assistance
Center information.
• Brightness/Contrast — Allows you
to adjust the brightness and
contrast on the screen.
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• Screen off — Allows you to turn
off the navigation screen.
System setup
The system set up menu contains the following user settings:
• Audible Feedback — Press to
activate audible voice navigation
commands. Press again to
deactivate.
• Navigation Units — Press to
toggle between Metric/English
units.
• Language — Press to toggle
between English, French, or
Spanish.
• Clock (if equipped)
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Setting the clock
Once in Menu mode, press CLOCK
to set the hours/minutes.
General information
Safety information
Please read and follow all stated safety precautions. Failure to do
so may increase your risk of collision and personal injury. Ford
Motor Company shall not be liable for any damages of any type
arising from failure to follow these guidelines.
Do not attempt to service, repair or modify the system. See your Ford or
Lincoln Mercury dealer.
The driver must not attempt to operate any detailed operation of
the navigation system while the vehicle is in motion. Give full
attention to driving and to the road. Pull off the road and park in a
safe place before performing detailed operations.
If the system is used for an extended period of time with the
vehicle stationary, ensure that the engine is running to avoid
draining the battery.
Do not apply pressure to the display screen.
The navigation system is not a substitute for your personal judgement.
Route suggestions should not supersede local traffic regulations or safe
driving practices.
Do not follow route suggestions if they direct you to perform an unsafe
or illegal maneuver, would place you in an unsafe situation, or would
route you into an area that you consider unsafe.
Drivers should not rely on screen displays while their vehicle is in
motion. Let the voice guide you. If viewing is necessary, pull off the road
to a safe location.
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Do not use the navigation system to locate emergency services.
For road safety reasons, the driver should program the system only when
the vehicle is stationary. Certain functions will therefore not operate
while the vehicle is in motion.
The map database DVD does not reflect road detours, closures or
construction, road characteristics such as rough road surface, slope or
grade, weight or height restrictions, traffic congestion, weather or similar
conditions.
To use the system as effectively and safely as possible, obtain up-to-date
map database DVD whenever they become available.
Set the volume level so that you can hear directions clearly.
Do not disassemble or modify the system as this may lead to damage and
void your warranty. If a problem occurs, stop using the system
immediately and contact your Ford or Lincoln Dealer.
Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Compliance
Changes or modifications not approved by Ford Lincoln Mercury could
void user’s authority to operate the equipment. This equipment has been
tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with
the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference
to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to consult the dealer or an
experienced radio/TV technician for help.
The database reflects reality as existing before you received the
database and it comprises data and information from government
and other sources, which may contain errors and omissions.
Accordingly, the database may contain inaccurate or incomplete
information due to the passage of time, changing circumstances,
and due to the nature of the sources used. The database does not
include or reflect information on neighborhood safety, law
enforcement, emergency assistance, construction work, road or
land closures, vehicle or speed restrictions, road slope or grade,
bridge height, weight or other limits, road or traffic conditions,
special events, traffic congestion, or travel time.
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Radio reception factors
There are certain factors that may effect your radio reception.
• Distance/strength. The further an FM signal travels, the weaker it is.
The listenable range of the average FM station is approximately 40 km
(24 miles). This range can be affected by “signal modulation.” Signal
modulation is a process radio stations use to increase their
strength/volume relative to other stations.
• Terrain. Hills, mountains and tall buildings between your vehicle’s
antenna and the radio station signal can cause FM reception problems.
Static can be caused on AM stations by power lines, electric fences,
traffic lights and thunderstorms. Moving away from an interfering
structure (out of its “shadow”) returns your reception to normal.
• Station overload. Weak signals are sometimes captured by stronger
signals when you pass a broadcast tower. A stronger signal may
temporarily overtake a weaker signal and play while the weak station
frequency is displayed.
Principles of GPS (global positioning system) operation
Your system directs you based on information derived from global
positioning satellites, road maps stored on the DVD, sensors in your
vehicle and the desired destination. The system compiles all necessary
information to guide you to your selected destination. Space satellites
determine the vehicle’s current location and transmit position and time
signals to your car.
If the vehicle has been parked for a long period of time, the navigation
function may be temporarily unresponsive. The navigation system will
operate reliably again once GPS reception is available for a few minutes.
Limited GPS reception
System performance may be adversely affected if GPS reception is
interrupted or interference occurs over a distance of several miles. The
following are possible causes for GPS reception being interrupted. If the
vehicle is:
• in multi-story parking garages
• in tunnels and under bridges
• inside or in between buildings
• by forests or tree-lined avenues
• in heavy rain showers and thunderstorms
• in valleys and in mountainous regions
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• roads under cliffs
Ensure that you do not have any metal objects on the rear parcel shelf
and that if your windows are tinted, they use non-metal tinting instead of
metal oxide tinting. Both of these factors can also interrupt GPS
reception.
Cleaning the display
Do not spray cleaning fluid directly onto the unit. Instead, spray onto a
soft cloth and gently wipe the unit. Only recommended products should
be used.
• Recommended products- Rubbing alcohol based cleaner (i.e., methyl
alcohol) or a damp clean cloth.
• Not harmful but not recommended- ammonia cleaner, neutral
detergent.
• Harmful to system and not recommended- acid cleaner, alkali cleaner,
benzene cleaner.
Do not clean any part of the system with benzene, paint thinner or any
other solvent.
Do not spill liquids of any kind onto the unit.
Loading the map DVD
• Your navigation DVD unit is located in the trunk.
• Ensure that the vehicle ignition is ON.
• If a DVD is already loaded in the Navigation unit, push the eject
button.
• Load the DVD with the printed side up. Do not allow moisture or
foreign objects to enter the slot.
The navigation system utilizes a database stored in a special format on a
DVD. It is recommended always to use the latest update of this map
DVD.
• The navigation system will only work with DVDs specifically intended
for your navigation system.
• Always store the map DVDs in their protective cases when not in use.
Ordering additional map DVDs
If you wish to order a replacement or additional map, please call
1–888–NAV-MAPS (1–888–628–6277) or to log onto www.navtech.com.
Latest map DVDs
The map content is constantly changing due to new roads, traffic
restrictions, etc. . Therefore, it is not always possible to exactly match
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the DVD map with the current roadways. For best results, always use the
latest version of the map DVD. Map information is regularly updated, but
all areas are not necessarily covered to the same level of detail. Some
areas, in particular private roads, may not be included on the database.
To help with accuracy, always use the latest DVD version for navigation.
Customer service
If you need help operating your navigation/audio system, want to report
a map database error or want to obtain a map DVD, please call 1 (888)
628–6277 (NAV-MAPS) or log onto www.navtech.com.
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Climate Controls
Climate Controls
DUAL ELECTRONIC AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL
(DEATC) SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
1. A/C control: Press to turn on
A/C
and manually control the air
conditioning. Press again to
disengage. Press AUTO for the system to automatically control the
temperature.
2. 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.
Will work in all modes except defrost. Recirculation turns off
automatically when floor, floor/defrost or defrost mode is selected. To
reduce humidity inside the vehicle, turn recirculation off.
3. Passenger side temperature
control: Press to engage the dual
zone feature of the DEATC system.
Allows the passenger to choose and
control a different temperature than the driver, if desired.
4. Rear defrost: Press to defrost
R
the rear window. Refer to Rear
Window Defrost for more
information.
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5. DUAL zone selector: Press to
toggle the system between single
zone and dual zone control.
DUAL
(Defrost): Distributes outside air through the windshield
6.
defroster ducts and the demister outlets. Can be used to clear ice or fog
from the windshield. The system will automatically provide outside air to
reduce window fogging.
: Distributes air through the windshield defroster ducts, demister
7.
outlets, and the front and rear seat floor ducts. The system will
automatically provide outside air to reduce window fogging.
: Distributes air through the floor and rear seat floor ducts. The
8.
system will automatically provide outside air to reduce window fogging.
: Distributes air through the instrument panel, center console
9.
registers, and the front and rear seat floor ducts.
: Distributes air through the instrument panel and center console
10.
registers.
11. OFF: Outside air is shut out and
OFF
the fan will not operate.
12. Auto: To engage automatic
AUTO
temperature control, press AUTO
and select the desired temperature
using the temperature control. 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.
13. Manual override controls:
Allows you to manually select where
airflow is directed. To return to full
automatic control, press AUTO.
14. Driver’s side temperature
control: Controls the temperature
on the driver side of the vehicle in
dual zone and controls the
temperature of the entire vehicle in single zone.
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15. Fan Speed: Press to manually
increase/decrease fan speed. In
manual mode, the display will
with a bar graph to
show
indicate fan speed. Fan speed can be manually adjusted in AUTO mode.
To allow the system to automatically control fan speed, press AUTO.
EXT
16. EXT control: Press to display
the outside air temperature. Press
again to return to interior
temperature. Exterior readings are most accurate when the vehicle is
moving.
FC
17. Temperature conversion:
Press to toggle between Fahrenheit
and Celsius temperature on the
DEATC display only. The set point temperatures in Celsius will be
displayed in half-degree increments.
Heated wiper rest: Heats the windshield wiper blades in order to
reduce the chance of ice buildup and to aid in defrosting. This feature
operates automatically when the outside temperature is near or below
freezing.
DUAL ELECTRONIC AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL
(DEATC) SYSTEM WITH HEATED AND COOLED SEATS
(IF EQUIPPED)
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1. A/C control: Press to turn on
A/C
and manually control the air
conditioning. Press again to
disengage. Press AUTO for the system to automatically control the
temperature.
2. 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.
Will work in all modes except defrost. Recirculation turns off
automatically when floor, floor/defrost or defrost mode is selected. To
reduce humidity inside the vehicle, turn recirculation off.
3. Passenger side temperature
control: Press to engage the dual
zone feature of the DEATC system.
Allows the passenger to choose and
control a different temperature than the driver, if desired.
4. Passenger heated seat: Press to turn on the passenger side heated
seat. Press once for full heat (three lights above passenger heated seat
control will be illuminated). Press a second time to select medium heat
(two lights). Press a third time to select low heat (one light). Press a
fourth time to disengage the feature (all lights will be off).
5. R
(Rear defrost): Press to defrost the rear window. Refer to Rear
Window Defrost for more information.
6. Passenger cooled seat: Press to turn on the passenger side cooled
seat. Press once for full cool (three lights above passenger cooled seat
control will be illuminated). Press a second time to select medium cool
(two lights). Press a third time to select low cool (one light). Press a
fourth time to disengage the feature (all lights will be off).
Automatic heated/cooled passenger seat: To engage, press the
passenger side heat and cool seat controls simultaneously. The center
light above the passenger side heated and cooled controls will illuminate
and the display will show
. This allows the seat to automatically heat
or cool based on the climate control temperature selected. Press either
control to disengage.
(Defrost): Distributes outside air through the windshield
7.
defroster ducts and the demister outlets. Can be used to clear ice or fog
from the windshield. The system will automatically provide outside air to
reduce window fogging.
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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 ducts, demister
outlets and the front and rear seat floor ducts. The system will
automatically provide outside air to reduce window fogging.
: Distributes air through the floor and rear seat floor ducts. The
system will automatically provide outside air to reduce window fogging.
: Distributes air through the instrument panel, center console
registers, and the front and rear seat floor ducts.
: Distributes air through the instrument panel and center console
registers.
9. Off: Outside air is shut out and
OFF
the fan will not operate.
10. Manual override controls: Allows you to manually select where
airflow is directed. To return to full automatic control, press AUTO.
11. Auto: Press to engage automatic
AUTO
temperature control. Use the
temperature control to select the
desired 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, allowing it to reach the desired temperature.
Press and hold AUTO for about two seconds to toggle between single
zone and dual zone temperature control.
12. Driver heated seat: Press to turn on the driver side heated seat.
Press once for full heat (three lights above driver heated seat control will
be illuminated). Press a second time to select medium heat (two lights).
Press a third time to select low heat (one light). Press a fourth time to
disengage the feature (all lights will be off).
13. Driver cooled seat: Press to turn on the driver side cooled seat.
Press once for full cool (three lights above driver cooled seat control will
be illuminated). Press a second time to select medium cool (two lights).
Press a third time to select low cool (one light). Press a fourth time to
disengage the feature (all lights will be off).
Automatic heated/cooled driver seat: To engage, press the driver side
heat and cool seat controls simultaneously. The center light above the
driver side heated and cooled controls will illuminate and the display will
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show
. This allows the seats to automatically heat or cool based on
the climate control temperature selected. Press either control to
disengage.
14. Driver’s side temperature
control: Controls the temperature
on the driver side of the vehicle in
dual zone and controls the
temperature of the entire vehicle in single zone.
15. Fan Speed: Press to manually
increase/decrease fan speed. In
manual mode, the display will
show
with a bar graph to
indicate fan speed. Fan speed can be manually adjusted in AUTO mode.
To allow the system to automatically control fan speed, press AUTO.
EXT
16. EXT control: Press to display
the outside air temperature. Press
again to return to interior
temperature. Exterior readings are most accurate when the vehicle is
moving.
FC
17. Temperature conversion:
Press to toggle between Fahrenheit
and Celsius temperature on the
DEATC display only. The set point temperatures in Celsius will be
displayed in half-degree increments.
Heated wiper rest: Heats the windshield wiper blades in order to
reduce the chance of ice buildup and to aid in defrosting. This feature
operates automatically when the outside temperature is near or below
freezing.
OPERATING TIPS
• To reduce fog build up on the windshield during humid weather, place
the air flow selector in the
position.
• To reduce humidity build up inside the vehicle:
Do not drive with the air flow selector in the OFF position.
Do not drive with recirculation engaged.
• In order to allow the vehicle to “breathe” using the outside air inlet
vents, do not leave the air flow selector in the OFF position when the
vehicle is parked.
• Do not put objects under the front seats that will interfere with the
airflow.
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• Remove any snow, ice or leaves from the air intake area at the base of
the windshield.
• With the ignition in the OFF position after operating the vehicle, some
vehicle sounds related to the climate control system may be heard.
• Approximately two minutes after key off, the air distribution doors
may adjust their positions as part of the normal operating process.
• Demisters, located at the far left and right sides of the dash, usually
blow out a small amount of airflow in order to reduce side window
fogging.
• Outboard panel registers, located at the left and right sides of the
dash, blowout a small amount of airflow when in Floor, Floor/Defrost,
and Defrost modes. This also reduces side window fogging.
• Do not place items over the
climate temperature sensor grid.
This may cause improper
operation of the system.
To aid in side window defogging/demisting in cold weather:
1. Select
2. Ensure that recirculation is disengaged.
3. Set the temperature control to full heat.
4. Set the highest fan speed
5. Direct the outer instrument panel vents towards the side windows.
To increase airflow to the outer instrument panel vents, close the vents
located in the middle of the instrument panel.
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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REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER
Press the rear window defroster
control to clear the rear window and
R
sideview mirrors of thin ice or fog.
The light above the control will
illuminate to indicate that the rear
defrost is operating.
The ignition must be in the RUN position and the engine running in
order to operate the rear window defroster.
The rear window defroster turns off automatically after a predetermined
amount of time, if a low battery condition is detected, or if the ignition is
turned to the OFF position. To manually turn off the rear window
defroster at any time, press the control again.
CABIN AIR FILTER
Your vehicle is equipped with a Cabin air filter. The particulate air
filtration system is designed to reduce the concentration of airborne
particles such as dust, spores and pollen in the air being supplied to the
interior of the vehicle. The particulate filtration system gives the
following benefits to customers:
• Improves the customer’s driving comfort by reducing particle
concentration
• Improves the interior compartment cleanliness
• Protects the climate control components from particle deposits
The filter is located just in front of the windshield under the cowl grille
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.
Turns the headlamps on.
Autolamp control
The autolamp system provides light
sensitive automatic on-off control of
the exterior lights normally
controlled by the headlamp control.
• To turn autolamps on, rotate the
control counterclockwise to the
auto position.
• To turn autolamps off, rotate the
control clockwise to the off
position (O).
The autolamp system also keeps the lights on for a period of time after
the ignition switch is turned to OFF. The period of time that the lights
remain on is set at the factory but the time may be adjusted using the
sequence below.
Exit delay programming sequence
1. Start with the ignition in the RUN position and autolamps selected on
the headlight switch.
2. Turn the ignition to the OFF position. (This will start a 10 second
timer during which steps 3 through 6must be completed.)
3. Turn the autolamps OFF.
4. Turn the ignition to the RUN position.
5. Turn the ignition to the OFF position.
6. Turn the autolamps on (The park lamps and low beams will turn on.)
7. Turn the autolamps off after the desired delay time is reached. (The
maximum programmable delay is 3 minutes. The lights that turned on in
step 6 will turn off.)
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Autolamps with wipers
When the windshield wipers are on with the headlamps, the autolamp
system will provide automatic on/off control of the exterior lights based
on the status of the wipers.
• When the wipers are turned on, the exterior lights will turn on after a
short delay.
• When the wipers are turned off, the exterior lights will turn off after a
short delay.
Note: The moisture sensitive wipers feature may affect the length of the
autolamp time delay.
Foglamp control (if equipped)
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
Daytime running lamps (DRL) (if equipped)
Turns the highbeam headlamps on with a reduced output.
To activate with automatic transmission:
• the ignition must be in the RUN position;
• the headlamp control is in the OFF position, Parking lamps position,
or Autolamp position when the autolamp function has not turned on
the headlamps (daytime); and
• the transmission is 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.
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High beams
Pull toward you until control stops
to activate. Repeat to deactivate.
Flash to pass
Pull toward you slightly to activate
and release to deactivate.
PANEL DIMMER CONTROL
Use to adjust the brightness of the
instrument panel during parklamp,
headlamp and autolamp operation.
• Rotate up to brighten.
• Rotate down to dim.
• Rotate fully up to turn on the
interior lights.
Note: The panel dimmer control is not active when the autolamp system
has determined that it is daytime.
HEADLAMP VERTICAL AIM ADJUSTMENT
Your vehicle is equipped with VOL (Visual Optical Left) headlamps.
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
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• (2) VOL - subtract 50 mm (2.1 in) from the measurement of the
center of the low beam lamp to the 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 50 mm
(2.1 in) below this height (a piece
of masking tape works well). The
center of the lamp is marked by a
3.0 mm circle on the headlamp lens
(use the low beam center mark).
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 flat
edges at the top of the beam
pattern. If the flat edges are not at
the horizontal reference line, the
beam will need to be adjusted.
To see a clearer light pattern for
adjusting, you may want to block
the light from one headlamp while adjusting the other.
5. Locate the vertical adjuster on each headlamp, then use a 6 mm allen
wrench or screwdriver to adjust the headlamp up or down.
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.
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INTERIOR LAMPS
Map lamps
The map lamps and controls are
located on the dome lamp. Press the
controls in front of each map lamp
to activate the lamps.
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
Headlamp low beam
Headlamp low beam (HID)
Headlamp high beam
Park and turn lamp (front)
Side marker lamp (front)
Foglamp
Tail lamp, brakelamp, side lamp
Rear turn lamp
Backup lamp
License plate lamp
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H11LL
D2R
9005
3457 A/K (amber)
LED*
9145
3157K
3157 A/K (amber)
921
168
Lights
Function
Trade Number
High-mount brakelamp
LED*
Map lamp (with moon roof)
906
Rail lamp (rear)
168
Map lamp (front)
906
Sun visor lighted mirror lamp
E9SB-13465-BA
Glove compartment
194
Ashtray
194
Luggage compartment lamp
212-2
All replacement bulbs are clear in color except where noted.
To replace all instrument panel lights - see your dealer.
* See your dealer or a qualified technician for LED replacement.
Interior bulbs
Check the operation of all bulbs frequently.
Map lamps
For bulb replacement, see a qualified service technician or your dealer.
Replacing headlamp bulbs
The headlamp assembly contains the low beam bulb, the high beam bulb,
park/turn lamp bulb and led side marker. To replace any of these items,
the headlamp assembly must be removed from the vehicle as follows:
1. Make sure headlamp switch is in
the OFF position, then open the
hood.
2. Lift the hood and remove the
upper and lower sight shields by
removing the seven plastic retaining
pins.
3. On the headlamp assembly,
remove the three headlamp
attaching bolts (8mm socket).
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Replacing headlamp bulbs - lowbeam
1. Remove the headlamp assembly
as described under the Replacing
exterior bulb header.
2. Remove the four T20 torx head
screws holding the bulb retaining
cover on.
3. Turn the bulb counterclockwise
and remove it by pulling the bulb
straight out.
4. Disconnect the electrical
connector.
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 in reverse order, while also replacing the seal on the
bulb retaining cover. The kits for replacement seals are available at
Lincoln or Ford dealers.
Replacing HID headlamp bulb (if equipped)
The low beam headlamps on your vehicle use a “high intensity discharge”
source. These lamps operate at a high voltage. The bulb is NOT
replaceable. When the bulb is burned out, the lamp assembly must be
replaced by your dealer or a qualified technician.
Replacing headlamp bulbs - highbeam
1. Remove the headlamp assembly
as described under the Replacing
exterior bulb header.
2. Remove the four T20 torx head
screws holding the bulb retaining
cover on.
3. Turn the bulb counterclockwise
and remove it by pulling the bulb
straight out.
4. Disconnect the electrical
connector.
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Install the new bulb in reverse order, while also replacing the seal on the
bulb retaining cover. The kits for replacement seals are available at
Lincoln or Ford dealers.
Replacing the LED sidemarker
1. Remove the headlamp assembly
as described under the Replacing
exterior bulb header.
2. Remove the three T20 torx head
screws holding the bulb retaining
cover on.
3. Pull the LED assembly straight
out and replace with a new
assembly.
Install the new assembly in reverse order, while also replacing the seal
on the bulb retaining cover. The kits for replacement seals are available
at Lincoln or Ford dealers.
Replacing front parking lamp/turn signal lamp bulbs
1. Remove the headlamp assembly
as described under the Replacing
exterior bulb header.
2. Turn the bulb counterclockwise
and pull it straight out of the
headlamp assembly.
Install the new bulb in reverse order.
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Replacing foglamp bulbs
1. Make sure the headlamp switch is
in the OFF position and disconnect
the electrical connector from the
foglamp bulb.
2. Rotate the foglamp bulb
counterclockwise and remove from
the foglamp.
Install the new bulb in reverse order.
Replacing high-mount brakelamp bulbs
Your vehicle is equipped with an LED center high-mount stop lamp. It is
designed to last the life of the vehicle. If replacement is required, the
entire assembly must be replaced as follows:
1. Pull down on the headliner, near
the location of the high-mount stop
lamp, to release the dual lock
attachment.
2. Expose enough of the high-mount
stop lamp to disconnect the
electrical wire and remove the two
retaining bolts (8 mm head).
3. Remove and replace the high-mount stop lamp bulb.
Install the new stop lamp in reverse order.
Replacing tail lamp/backup bulbs
For bulb replacement, see a dealer or qualified technician.
Replacing license plate lamp bulbs
For bulb replacement, see a dealer or qualified technician.
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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:
• Quickly pressing the end of the
stalk switch causes a single wipe
without washer fluid.
• Push and hold the end of the
stalk to activate the washer. The
wash cycle will continue for up to
ten seconds or until released. After release, there will be three
clearing wipes.
Note: The windshield wiper will not automatically cycle if the washer
fluid is low, refer to Windshield washer fluid in the Maintenance and
Specifications chapter.
Moisture sensitive wipers (if equipped)
The moisture sensitive wipers will automatically activate when moisture
is present on the windshield and the multifunction switch is set to one of
five Auto sensitivity settings. The five Auto sensitivity settings determine
how often the wipers will wipe based upon the moisture on the
windshield. Rotating the knob from the Auto position towards the
windshield selects a higher sensitivity and more wipes will occur. For
fewer wipes, select a lower setting.
The wipers will continue to wipe as
long as the presence of moisture is
detected on the windshield. The
number of wipes that occur will vary
based on the amount of moisture
detected on the windshield and the
Auto setting. The sensitivity to
moisture is automatically increased
at night. When the ignition is turned ON, the wipers will perform one
wipe if one of the five Auto settings is selected.
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More or less wiping may occur under the following conditions:
• on cool mornings with high humidity
• in very light mist or rain
• salty water/mist
• hydrophobic coating applied to the windshield such as Rain-X or wax
(use of these types of coatings are not recommended)
You can override the moisture sensitive wiper function by selecting
HIGH, LOW and OFF.
The moisture sensitive wiper feature should be turned OFF prior to
entering a car wash.
Changing the wiper blades
To replace the wiper blades:
1. Pull the passenger side wiper arm
away from the windshield into the
service position. Turn the blade at
an angle from the wiper arm.
2. Firmly press the release tab from
the bottom side of the wiper arm to
unlock wiper blade from wiper arm.
3. Pull the wiper blade down toward
the windshield to remove it from the
arm.
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4. Attach the new wiper to the
wiper arm and reposition the clip
until it locks.
Repeat for driver’s side wiper arm.
POWER TILT/TELESCOPE STEERING COLUMN
The steering column can be
adjusted manually by moving the
four-way rocker adjustment control
located below the turn signal/wiper
control stalk. Hold the control to
adjust.
The telescope function is adjusted
by moving the control toward the
driver to telescope out and toward
the instrument panel to telescope
in.
The tilt function is adjusted by moving the control up or down.
Easy entry/exit feature
When you remove the key, the column will move, if this feature is
activated through the Message Center, to the full in and up position,
refer to the Message Center in the Driver Controls chapter. When the
key is inserted into the ignition, the column will return to the previous
setting.
Note: The easy entry/exit feature will prevent the steering wheel from
returning to the memory position until the key is inserted into the
ignition.
Memory feature
The steering column positions are saved when doing a memory set
function and can be recalled along with the vehicle personality features
when a memory position is selected through the remote entry
transmitter, keyless entry keypad or memory switch on the driver’s door
(if equipped with memory feature). Refer to Memory seats/steering
column/mirrors/adjustable pedals in the Seating and Safety
Restraints chapter.
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If the steering column adjustment control is pressed during memory
recall it will cancel the automatic operation and the column will respond
to manual adjustment of the control.
Never adjust the steering wheel when the vehicle is moving.
STEERING COLUMN LOCK (IF EQUIPPED)
The steering column will automatically lock when the key is removed
from the ignition. When the vehicle key is inserted into the ignition, the
steering column will automatically unlock.
ILLUMINATED VISOR MIRROR
To turn on the visor mirror lamps,
lift the mirror cover. Adjust the
amount of light by sliding the
control.
OVERHEAD CONSOLE
The appearance of your vehicle’s overhead console will vary according to
your option package.
Storage compartment
Press to open the storage
compartment.
The storage compartment may be
used to secure sunglasses or a
similar object.
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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.
The auxiliary power point is located
on the instrument panel next to the
cigarette lighter. Push the top door
to access the power point.
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.
Another auxiliary power point is located in the center console, refer to
the Center Console in this chapter for more information.
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.
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 the rocker switches to open and close windows.
• Press the bottom portion of the
rocker switch to open.
• Press the top portion of the
rocker switch to close.
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Express Down (One Touch Down)
To make the front driver or
passenger windows open fully
without holding the window control,
press the bottom portion of the
driver window control completely
down to the second detent or
“Express Down” position. Press the
control in either direction to stop window operation.
Express Up (One Touch Up)
To make the front driver or
passenger windows close fully
without holding the window control,
press the top portion of the driver
window control completely down to
the second detent or “Express Up”
position. Press the control in either
direction to stop window operation.
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.
Restoring the Express up functionality
Under low battery power conditions, Express Up only functionality may
be lost. To reset this function after restoring full battery power, press the
rocker switch to the Express Up position, hold the switch until the glass
reaches the stall position and continue to hold for 2 seconds.
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
either front door is opened.
Bounce Back (Front Windows Only)
When an obstacle has been detected in the window opening as the
window is moving upward, the window will automatically move down and
stop at a prescribed position.
Bounce Back Override (Front Windows Only)
To override Bounce Back, within 2 seconds after reaching Bounce Back
position, if the rocker switch is moved from the Neutral to the Express
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Up position the window will travel up with no bounce back
protection. If the switch is released before the window reaches fully
closed position, the window will stop. For example: Bounce Back
Override can be used to overcome the resistance of ice on the window or
seals.
Window lock
The window lock feature allows only
the driver to operate the rear power
windows.
To lock out the rear window
controls press the right side of the
control. Press the left side to
restore the window controls.
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 clear state to the non-glare state when bright lights (glare) reach the
mirror. When the mirror detects bright light from behind, it will
automatically adjust (darken) to minimize glare at night only.
Press the AUTO control to turn the mirror on. Press the OFF control to
turn the mirror off. Do not block the sensor on the front or back of the
mirror since this may impair proper mirror performance. (Examples: no
parking stickers or hanging tags.)
Ensure the mirror is pulled down low enough to prevent visibility
interference with the overhead console. The mirror support arm has two
pivot points which lets you adjust the mirror UP or DOWN and from
SIDE to SIDE.
Without Navigation System
COMP
MIRROR
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With Navigation System
The mirror will automatically return to the clear state whenever the
vehicle is placed in R (Reverse)(when the mirror is on).
Electronic compass (if equipped)
The compass reading will remain accurate during most driving
conditions. Unknown to the driver, the compass is continuously
re-calibrating due to changing magnetic fields and subtle, slow changes
in vehicle magnetics which can occur over the life of the vehicle. If
heading appears inaccurate re-calibrate mirror, refer to Compass
calibration adjustment.
The compass reading will remain fixed when significant levels of
magnetic interference are experienced (such as steel bridges). The
compass will return to normal operation upon leaving the magnetized
area.
If highly magnetized items (such as magnetic mount antennas) are
placed very near the compass the display will change to “C”. If a “C” is
displayed, remove the source of magnetic interference and re-calibrate
compass, refer to Compass calibration adjustment.
Most geographic areas (zones) have a magnetic north compass point that
varies slightly from the northerly direction on maps. A correct zone
setting will eliminate this error. Refer to Compass zone adjustment.
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Compass zone adjustment
1. Determine which compass zone
you are in by referring to the zone
map.
2. Turn the ignition to the ON/RUN
position.
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3. With the compass display turned
on, press and hold the COMP side of
the control for no more than six
seconds until the zone selection
number appears in the mirror
display window. If a “C” appears
repeat this step.
4. Release the COMP side of the
control, then press it down again.
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MIRROR
5. Repeatedly press until your zone number is shown in the mirror
display, then release.
6. The display will show all segments, then return to normal compass
mode within ten seconds.
Compass calibration adjustment
Perform this adjustment in an open area free from steel structures and
high voltage lines.
1. Start the vehicle.
2. Press and hold the COMP side of the control until “C” appears in the
mirror display.
3. Drive the vehicle slowly (less than 5 km/h [3 mph]) in circles until the
display reads a direction.
4. The compass is now calibrated.
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Power side view mirrors
To adjust your mirrors:
to adjust the left
1. Select
to adjust the right
mirror or
mirror.
2. Move the disk control in the
direction you wish to tilt the mirror.
3. Return to the center position to
disable the adjust function.
Memory feature
The power side view mirror positions are saved when doing a memory
set function and can be recalled along with the vehicle personality
features when a memory position is selected through the remote entry
transmitter, keyless entry keypad or memory switch on the driver’s door
(if equipped with memory feature). Refer to Memory seats/steering
column/mirrors/adjustable pedals in the Seating and Safety
Restraints chapter.
Heated outside mirrors
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.
Fold-away mirrors (if equipped)
Pull the side mirrors in carefully
when driving through a narrow
space, like an automatic car wash.
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POWER ADJUSTABLE FOOT PEDALS
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
(located on the instrument panel) to
adjust accelerator and brake pedal.
• Press the top of the control to
adjust the pedals away from you.
• Press the bottom of the control to adjust the pedals towards you.
Memory feature
The accelerator and brake pedal positions are saved when doing a
memory set function and can be recalled along with the vehicle
personality features when a memory position is selected through the
remote entry transmitter, keyless entry keypad or memory switch on the
driver’s door (if equipped with memory feature). Refer to Memory
seats/steering column/mirrors/adjustable pedals in the Seating and
Safety Restraints chapter.
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).
Do not use the speed control in heavy traffic or on roads that
are winding, slippery or unpaved.
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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.
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Resuming a set speed
Press the RES control and release
it. This will automatically return the
vehicle to the previously set speed.
The RES 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 CANCEL or
SET - control until you get to the
desired speed, then release the
control. You can also use the
CANCEL or SET - 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.
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CANCEL
STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS
These controls allow you to operate some audio control features.
Audio control features
Press MEDIA to select AM, FM1,
FM2, CD, or TAPE (if equipped).
MUTE
VOL
MEDIA
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In AM, FM1, or FM2 mode:
• Press ⌬ or ⵜ to select preset
stations within the selected radio
band.
In Tape mode:
• Press ⌬ or ⵜ to select the next
selection on the tape.
In CD mode:
• Press ⌬ or ⵜ to select the next
selection on the CD.
In any mode:
• Press VOL + or − to adjust
volume.
MUTE
VOL
MEDIA
MUTE
VOL
MEDIA
Press the PHONE/MUTE control to
mute the playing media. Press again
to return to the playing media.
MUTE
VOL
MEDIA
Navigation steering wheel controls (if equipped)
These controls allow you to operate some audio and navigation control
features when the vehicle is equipped with the navigation feature.
Audio control features
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Press MEDIA to select:
• AM, FM1, FM2, or
• CD.
In AM, FM1, or FM2 mode:
• Press NEXT to select preset
stations within the selected radio
band.
In CD mode:
• Press NEXT to select the next
selection on the CD.
In any mode:
• Press VOL ⌬ or ⵜ to adjust
volume.
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Navigation control features
Press and hold VOICE until the
voice icon appears to use the
navigation voice guidance.
Press REPEAT control to hear
previous command repeated from
the navigation system.
MOON ROOF (IF EQUIPPED)
To open the moon roof:
• Push up on the control to raise
the moon roof to the vent
position.
• Push up on the control, while the
moon roof is in the slide range, to
activate the Auto-Tilt feature.
• Push the front portion of the
control rearward to open the
moon roof.
• Press the front portion of the
control past the first detent to activate the Auto Open feature.
To close the moon roof:
• Press the rear portion of the control forward to close the moon roof.
• Press the rear portion of the control past the first detent to activate
the Auto close feature.
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• To close from the vent, intermediate and full open positions, push the
rear portion of the control forward.
Do not let children play with the moon roof. They may seriously
hurt themselves.
When closing the moon roof, you should verify it is free of
obstructions and ensure that children and/or pets are not in the
proximity of the window openings.
Bounce Back
When an obstacle has been detected in the moon roof opening as the
moon roof is closing, the moon roof will automatically open and stop at a
prescribed position.
Bounce Back Override
To override Bounce Back, within 2 seconds after reaching Bounce Back
position, if the switch is moved from the Neutral to the auto close
position the moon roof will close with no bounce back protection.
If the switch is released before the moon roof reaches fully closed
position, the moon roof will stop. For example: Bounce Back Override
can be used to overcome the resistance of ice on the moon roof or seals.
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
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.
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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.
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
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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.
• 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.
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• 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.
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.
CELL PHONE USE
The use of Mobile Communications Equipment has become increasingly
important in the conduct of business and personal affairs. However,
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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.
MESSAGE CENTER (IF EQUIPPED)
With the ignition in the RUN
E
km/h
160
position, the message center,
located on your instrument cluster,
displays important vehicle
information by monitoring vehicle
systems. When you change displays,
a brief indicator chime will sound. The system will also notify you of
potential vehicle problems with a system warnings display followed by a
long indicator chime.
Operator selectable features
These features are controlled by the message center controls located
above the radio.
FUEL
Press this control for the following displays:
• Distance to Empty
FUEL
SETUP
RESET
STATUS
• Average Fuel Economy
• Display On/Off
240
RESET
Press this control to select and reset functions shown in the FUEL,
SETUP and STATUS controls.
SETUP
Press this control for the following displays:
• Units (English/Metric)
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•
•
•
•
•
Autolocks
Easy Exit Seat (if equipped)
Autolamp Delay
Lock Chirp (if equipped)
Language
STATUS
Selecting this function from the STATUS control 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 four seconds.
The sequence of the status check report is as follows:
• washer fluid level
• oil life in XX%
• AC (cabin) filter XX%
• engine temperature
• brake fluid level
• charging system
• doors closed (driver and passenger side, front and rear). This message
can only be reset by closing the door(s). If the RESET control is
pressed, PLEASE CLOSE DOOR will be displayed.
• trunk status
• exterior lamps (front and rear turn, brake, tail and side repeater lamp
(if equipped) status)
• Traction Control娂 or AdvanceTrac娂 (if equipped)
Message center functions
Dist To Empty (DTE)
Selecting this function from the
FUEL control 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.
The DTE function will display LOW FUEL LEVEL and sound a tone for
one second when you have approximately 80 km (50 miles) to empty. If
you RESET this warning message, this display and tone will return
within 10 minutes.
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DTE is calculated using a running average fuel economy, which is based
on your recent driving history of 800 km (500miles). 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.
Fuel Econ Avg
Select this function from the FUEL
control to display your average fuel
economy in liters/100 km 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)
Checking your highway fuel economy using the electronic
message center display
The following procedure will allow you to accurately monitor your actual
highway fuel economy. Since this procedure requires the vehicle speed
control system to be set to highway speeds, it must be run only on
suitable roadways where long distance speed control can be safely
maintained.
You may notice gradual improvement in fuel economy over the course of your
vehicle’s break-in period (approximately 1,600 kilometers [1,000 miles]).
1. Press the FUEL control to display
miles to empty. Press again to
display average fuel economy.
2. Set the speed control. Refer to
Speed control in this chapter.
3. Press the RESET control to clear the system memory.
• Actual highway fuel economy is now displayed. This current
average measure will change as the speed control system changes the
engine speed to maintain a constant vehicle speed. This is most
noticeable in hilly environments.
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4. Drive the vehicle at least 8 km (5 miles) with the speed control
system engaged to display a stabilized average.
5. 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.
Display On/Off
Select this function from the FUEL control to turn your message center
display OFF or ON.
Units (English/Metric)
1. Select this function from the
SETUP control for the current units
to be displayed.
2. Press the RESET control to
change from English to Metric.
Autolocks
1. Select this function from the
SETUP control for the current
display mode.
2. Press the RESET control to turn
the autolocks ON or OFF.
Easy exit seat (if equipped)
1. Select this function from the
SETUP control for the current
display mode.
2. Press the RESET control to turn
the easy entry/exit ON or OFF.
Autolamp delay
1. Select this function from the
SETUP control for the current
display mode.
2. Press the RESET control to select
a new Autolamp delay value.
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Lock chirp (if equipped)
1. Select this function from the
SETUP control for the current
display mode.
2. Press the RESET control to turn
the lock chirp ON or OFF.
Language
1. Select this function from the
SETUP control for the current
language to be displayed.
2. Pressing the RESET control
cycles the message center through
each of the language choices.
3. Press and hold the RESET
control to set the language choice.
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 two categories:
• They will reappear on the display ten minutes from the reset.
• They will not reappear until an ignition OFF-RUN cycle has been
completed.
This acts as a reminder that these warning conditions still exist within
the vehicle.
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Warnings
Engine power reduced
Pull off road safely
Turn off ignition
Driver’s door ajar
Passenger door ajar
Driver rear door ajar
Passenger rear door ajar
Park brake on & need service
Park brake on
Check engine temp
Check charging system
Transmission overheated
Check transmission
Low fuel level
Check fuel cap
ETC-engine failsafe mode
Low brake fluid level
Check tail lamps
Check brake lamps
Check front turn lamps
Check side repeater lamps (if equipped)
Check rear turn lamps
Check Traction Control
Check AdvanceTrac (if equipped)
Trunk ajar
Low washer fluid
Check AC (cabin) filter
Change oil soon
Oil change required
Service park brake
Apply park brake
Foot on brake
Data error
Status
Warning cannot be reset
Warning returns after 10
minutes
Warning returns after the
ignition key is turned from
OFF to RUN
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ENGINE POWER REDUCED. Displayed when the engine is
overheating. Stop the vehicle as soon as safely possible and turn off the
engine. If this warning stays on, contact your dealer as soon as possible.
PULL OFF ROAD SAFELY. Displayed when the engine is overheating.
Stop the vehicle as soon as safely possible and turn off the engine. If this
warning stays on, contact your dealer as soon as possible.
TURN OFF IGNITION. Displayed when the engine is overheating. Turn
off the engine. If this warning stays on, contact your dealer as soon as
possible.
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.
DRIVER’S REAR DOOR AJAR. Displayed when the driver’s rear door
is not completely closed.
PASSENGER REAR DOOR AJAR. Displayed when the passenger side
rear door is not completely closed.
PARK BRAKE ON & NEED SERVICE. Displayed when the park brake
is ON and malfunctioning. If the warning stays on or continues to come
on, contact your dealer as soon as possible.
PARK BRAKE ON. Displayed when the park brake is ON. If the
warning stays on after the park brake is off, contact your dealer as soon
as possible.
CHECK ENGINE TEMP. Displayed when the engine coolant is
overheating. Stop the vehicle as soon as safely possible, turn off the
engine and let it cool. Check the coolant and coolant level. Refer to
Engine coolant in the Maintenance and specifications chapter. If the
warning stays on or continues to come on, contact your dealer as soon as
possible.
CHECK CHARGING SYSTEM. Displayed when the electrical system is
not maintaining proper voltage. If you are operating electrical accessories
when the engine is idling at a low speed, turn off as many of the
electrical loads as soon as possible. If the warning stays on or comes on
when the engine is operating at normal speeds, have the electrical
system checked as soon as possible.
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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.
CHECK TRANSMISSION. Indicates the transmission is not operating
properly. If this warning stays on, contact your dealer as soon as
possible.
LOW FUEL LEVEL. Displayed when you have approximately 80 km (50
miles) to empty.
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.
ETC-ENGINE FAILSAFE MODE. Displayed when the engine has
defaulted to a ’limp-home’ operation. If the warning stays on or continues
to come on, contact your dealer as soon as possible.
LOW BRAKE FLUID. Indicates the brake fluid level is low and the
brake system should be inspected immediately. Refer to Checking and
adding brake fluid in the Maintenance and specifications chapter.
CHECK TAIL LAMPS. Displayed when the tail lamps 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 BRAKE LAMPS. Displayed when the brake lamps are
activated and at least one is burned out. Check the lamps as soon as
safely possible and have the burned out lamp replaced. The center
high-mount brakelamp is not monitored.
CHECK FRT 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 SIDE REPEATER LAMPS (if equipped). Displayed when
the turn signals are activated and at least one is burned out. Check the
lamps as soon as possible and have the burned out lamp replaced.
CHECK REAR TURN LAMPS. Displayed when the turn signals are
activated and at least one is burned out. Check the lamps as soon as
possible and have the burned out lamp replaced.
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CHECK TRACTION CONTROL. Displayed when the Traction
Control娂 system is not operating properly. If this message is displayed
on the message center and the amber T/C OFF light in the Traction
Control娂 on/off switch is not illuminated, the Traction Control娂 system
will be partially operable. 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 ADVANCETRAC (if equipped). Displayed when the
AdvanceTrac娂 system is not operating properly. If this message is
displayed on the message center the AdvanceTrac娂 system will be
partially operable. If this warning stays on while the engine is running,
contact your dealer for service as soon as possible. For further
information, refer to AdvanceTrac娂 stability enhancement system in
the Driving chapter.
TRUNK AJAR. Displayed when the trunk is not completely closed.
LOW WASHER FLUID. Indicates the washer fluid reservoir is less than
one quarter full. Check the washer fluid level. Refer to Checking and
adding washer fluid in the Maintenance and specifications chapter.
CHECK A/C (cabin) FILTER. Displayed when the A/C cabin filter life
remaining is 5 percent or less. When A/C filter life left is between 5%
and 0%, the CHANGE A/C FILTER SOON message will be displayed.
When A/C filter life left reaches 0%, the A/C FILTER CHANGE
REQUIRED message will be displayed.
To reset the A/C filter monitoring system to 100% after each A/C Filter
change:
1. Press the STATUS control to
access the System Check function,
the message center will display A/C
FILTER XXX% RESET FOR NEW.
2. Press and hold the RESET
control to set to 100%, the message
center will display IF NEW FILTER
HOLD RESET.
3. After a successful reset, the
message center will display A/C
FILTER LIFE SET TO 100%.
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CHANGE OIL SOON/OIL CHANGE REQUIRED. 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 STATUS control to
access the System Check function.
Press RESET to reset oil %.
2. Press and hold the RESET
control to set to 100%.
3. After a successful reset, the
message center will display OIL
LIFE SET TO 100%.
To reset the oil monitoring system to your personalized oil life %:
1. Press the STATUS control to
access the System Check function.
Press RESET to reset oil %.
2. Press RESET and SETUP
controls at the same time to activate
a service mode which will display
OIL LIFE XX% RESET TO ALTER.
3. Press RESET until you find your
personalized OIL LIFE XX%.
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SERVICE PARK BRAKE. Displayed when the park brake needs
servicing. If the warning stays on or continues to come on, contact your
dealer as soon as possible.
APPLY PARK BRAKE. Displayed when the park brake needs to be
applied. If the warning stays on or continues to come on, contact your
dealer as soon as possible.
FOOT ON BRAKE. Displayed when the foot brake needs to be applied.
If the warning stays on or continues to come on, contact your dealer as
soon as possible.
DATA ERROR. These messages indicate improper operation of the
vehicle network communication between electronic modules.
• Fuel computer
• Engine sensor
• Gear selection
• Door sensor
• Trunk sensor
• Exterior lamps
• Traction Control娂 and AdvanceTrac娂 (if equipped)
• Memory feature
Contact your dealer as soon as possible if these messages occur on a
regular basis.
INTERIOR TRUNK CONTROL
Press the remote trunk release
control on the instrument panel to
open the trunk.
You can render the switch
inoperable by locking the button
with your master key. Do this and
also lock your glove box before you
give your vehicle to the valet
personnel (do not give them the
master key or remote entry keyfob, only the gray valet key).
The remote trunk release control and power door locks will be disabled
when the vehicle perimeter alarm system is armed. This control will not
work until the vehicle perimeter alarm system is disarmed. Refer to
Perimeter Alarm System in the Locks and Security chapter.
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FUEL DOOR RELEASE
Press the remote fuel door release
control on the instrument panel to
open the fuel door.
The fuel door has a manual override
release located in the trunk. Pull the
tab to open the fuel door.
REMOVAL/INSTALLATION OF ASHTRAY
In order to prevent damage, follow these instructions when
removing/installing the ashtray.
Removal:
1. Push the ashtray face to slide
open.
Note: Do not remove the ashtray
drawer.
2. Pull the ashtray insert upward
from the ashtray drawer and
remove.
Installation:
1. Place the ashtray insert into the
ashtray drawer.
2. Push the ashtray drawer in to close.
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CENTER CONSOLE
Your vehicle may be equipped with a variety of console features. These
include:
1. Cupholders
2. Sliding arm rest (lift latch to slide
forward or rearward)
Note: Slide the arm rest to the
rearward position to open the utility
compartment
3. Utility compartment, inside has
power point (front drivers side) and
coin holders (front passenger side)
4. Air vents to the rear seating
positions
5. Traction control娂/AdvanceTrac娂 (if equipped)
6. Electronic park brake
Use only soft cups in the cupholder. Hard objects can injure you
in a collision.
POSITIVE RETENTION FLOOR MAT
Position the driver 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.
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CARGO NET (IF EQUIPPED)
The cargo net secures lightweight objects in the cargo area.
This net is not designed to restrain objects during a collision.
There are four straps on the net and
six anchors in the trunk that can be
used for securing different sized
objects.
To attach the cargo net to the
anchors:
• Take the bottom strap of one side
of the net and push the anchor
through the strap loop.
• Take the top strap of same side
of the net and push the anchor through the strap loop.
• Repeat steps 1 and 2 for the other side.
LUGGAGE RACK (IF EQUIPPED)
The luggage rack is dealer installed only. See your local Lincoln Mercury
dealership.
The maximum load is 75 kg (165 lb) on the luggage rack structure. The
vehicle’s roof panel is not designed to carry a load.
When loading the luggage rack, it is recommended to evenly distribute
the load, as well as maintain a low center of gravity. Ensure that the load
is securely fastened.
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KEYS
Your vehicle is equipped with two master keys and a valet key lock
system. The master key will access the driver’s door, trunk, glove box,
remote trunk release control and ignition. The valet key will access door
and ignition only.
Refer to the Securilock Passive Anti-Theft System section for
information on Securilock keys.
POWER DOOR LOCKS
Press the top of the control to
unlock all doors and the bottom to
lock all doors.
When the vehicle’s security system
is armed, the power door locks and
remote trunk release control are
disabled; these features will not
work until the security system is
disarmed.
Smart locks
With the key in any ignition position:
• The driver’s door will automatically unlock if it is locked by the
driver’s power lock control while the driver’s door is open.
• All doors will automatically unlock if the passenger’s door is locked by
the passenger’s power lock control while the passenger’s door is open.
The vehicle may still be locked with the key in the ignition, and
performing one of the following actions:
• Pressing the manual lock button on the door.
• Operating the remote entry transmitter.
• Operating the keyless entry keypad (with the driver’s door closed).
• Operating the driver’s door with a key.
Opening all windows and moonroof (if equipped)
You can open the vehicle’s windows and moonroof (if equipped) by using
control on the remote entry transmitter.
the door key or the
control on the remote entry transmitter, or turn
Press and hold the
the key toward the front of the vehicle and hold it for more than two
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seconds to begin to open all the windows and moonroof. Releasing
control on the remote entry transmitter, or returning the key to
the
the center position will stop all motion.
Note: The ignition must be in the OFF position and the accessory delay
feature must not be activated in order for this feature to operate.
Closing all windows and moonroof (if equipped)
Note: This operation is only available using the door key in the driver
door lock cylinder.
You can close the vehicle’s windows and moonroof (if equipped) by using
the door key.
Turn the key toward the back of the vehicle and hold it for more than
two seconds to begin to close all the windows and moonroof. Releasing
the key to the center position will stop all motion.
Note: The ignition must be in the OFF position and the accessory delay
feature must not be activated in order for this feature to operate.
The rear windows do not have bounce-back protection. If an
obstruction occurs, turn the key toward the front of the vehicle
and hold for more than two seconds in order to reopen all the windows
and moonroof.
Before operating power windows and moonroofs, you should
verify that they are free of obstructions and ensure that children
and/or pets are not in the proximity of window openings.
Central locking/Two stage unlocking
When unlocking the driver door with the key, turn it once toward the
front of the vehicle to unlock that door only, if the two-stage unlocking is
enabled. Turn the key a second time to unlock all doors. When locking,
turn the key toward the back of the vehicle to lock all doors.
Two stage unlocking may be disabled and re-enabled (to allow all vehicle
doors to unlock simultaneously) by simultaneously pressing the
and
controls on the remote entry transmitter for four seconds.
Note: The turn lamps will flash twice to confirm that a change to the
feature has occurred.
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Childproof door locks
• When these locks are set, the
rear doors cannot be opened from
the inside.
• The rear doors can be opened
from the outside when the doors
are unlocked.
The childproof locks are located on
the rear edge of each rear door and
must be set separately for each
door. Note: Setting the lock for one
door will not automatically set the lock for both doors.
• Rotate the control in the direction of the arrow to engage the
childproof lock.
• Rotate the control in the opposite direction to disengage the
childproof lock.
INTERIOR LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT RELEASE
Your vehicle is equipped with a mechanical interior luggage compartment
release handle that provides a means of escape for children and adults in
the event they become locked inside the luggage compartment.
Adults are advised to familiarize themselves with the operation and
location of the release handle.
To open the luggage compartment
door (lid) from within the luggage
compartment, pull the illuminated
“T” shaped handle and push up on
the trunk lid. The handle is
composed of a material that will
glow for hours in darkness following
brief exposure to ambient light.
The “T” shaped handle will be
located either on the luggage
compartment door (lid) or inside
the luggage compartment near the
tail lamps.
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Keep vehicle doors and
luggage compartment
locked and keep keys and remote
transmitters out of a child’s reach.
Unsupervised children could lock
themselves in the trunk and risk
injury. Children should be taught
not to play in vehicles.
On hot days, the temperature in the trunk or vehicle interior can
rise very quickly. Exposure of people or animals to these high
temperatures for even a short time can cause death or serious
heat-related injuries, including brain damage. Small children are
particularly at risk.
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.
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The remote entry system allows you to perform the following tasks using
the remote entry transmitter:
• unlock the vehicle doors.
• lock all the vehicle doors.
• open the trunk.
• activate the personal alarm.
• open all windows and moonroof
(if equipped).
• arm and disarm the perimeter
anti-theft system.
• operate the illuminated entry
feature.
• operate the memory seat/mirror/steering column/adjustable pedals
feature (if equipped).
• enable/disable the two-stage unlocking feature.
When the vehicle is armed, the interior power door lock controls and
remote interior trunk release control are disabled. These features will not
work until the vehicle is disarmed. Refer to Central locking/Two-stage
unlocking information in this chapter.
If there is any potential remote keyless entry problem with your vehicle,
ensure ALL remote entry transmitters are taken to the dealership to
aid in troubleshooting.
Unlocking the doors
1. Press
and release to:
• unlock the driver’s door only, if the two-stage unlocking feature is
enabled.
• unlock all doors, if the two-stage unlocking feature is disabled.
• deactivate the perimeter alarm (if activated). Note: The interior lamps
will illuminate and the turn signal lamps will display two short flashes
to indicate the deactivation of the perimeter alarm. Additionally, if the
memory seat/mirror/steering column/adjustable pedals feature (if
equipped) is activated, the corresponding seat/mirror/steering
column/adjustable pedals positions will be recalled. The memory
seat/mirror/steering column/adjustable pedals feature (if equipped) will
not return to the memory position until the key is inserted into the
ignition when the easy entry/exit feature is activated.
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2. Press
and release again within five seconds to unlock all the doors.
The remote entry system comes with an illuminated entry feature. This
feature turns on the puddle lamps and the interior lamps for 20 seconds
or until the ignition is turned to the START position.
The inside lights will not turn off if:
• they have been turned on using the dimmer control or
• any door is open.
The battery saver feature will turn off the interior lamps 40 minutes after
the ignition is turned to the OFF position.
Opening all windows and moonroof (if equipped)
Press
and hold for more than two seconds in order to begin opening
the windows and moonroof (if equipped).
• The
control can then be released and the windows and moonroof
will complete the opening operation. Note: If the moonroof is in the
vent range, the moonroof will move to full vent.
• If any other remote entry transmitter control is pressed during the
opening operation, all window and moonroof movement will stop.
Note: The ignition must be in the OFF position and the accessory delay
feature must be not activated in order for this feature to operate.
Locking the doors
1. Press
and release to lock all the doors and arm the perimeter alarm
system (also enables the ignition tamper security system).
control, the turn signal lamps will
• Note: With the first press of the
flash once to confirm the doors, trunk and hood are closed. If any
door, the trunk or the hood is open, the turn signal lamps will flash
five times.
and release again within three seconds to confirm that all the
2. Press
doors, trunk and hood are closed.
control (within 3 seconds of
• Note: With the second press of the
the first), the horn will chirp once to confirm the doors, trunk and
hood are closed. The horn will chirp twice if any of the doors, the
trunk or the hood are not properly closed (if enabled). The horn chirp
feature may be enabled/disabled by an authorized dealer or by using
the message center (if equipped). Refer to Message center in the
Driver controls chapter for more information.
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Sounding a panic alarm
Press
on the remote transmitter to activate the alarm.
a second time to deactivate the alarm. You may also
Press
deactivate the alarm in the following ways:
• Press
on the remote transmitter.
• Turn the ignition to the RUN position.
• Wait 30 seconds for the alarm to time-out.
Opening the trunk
Press
once to open the trunk.
• Ensure that the trunk is closed and latched before driving your
vehicle. Failure to properly latch the trunk may cause objects to fall
out or block the driver’s rear view.
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.
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.
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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.
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
transmitters:
2
3
1
4
5
1. Ensure the vehicle is electronically unlocked.
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2. Put the key in the ignition.
3. Turn the key from the 1 (LOCK) position to 4 (RUN).
4. Cycle eight times rapidly (within 10 seconds) between the 1 (LOCK)
position and 4 (RUN). Note: The eighth turn must end in the 4 (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 1(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 remote entry system comes with an illuminated entry feature. This
feature turns on the interior lamps for 20 seconds or until the ignition is
turned to the START position.
The inside lights will not turn off if:
• they have been turned on using the dimmer control or
• any door is open.
The battery saver feature will turn off the interior lamps 40 minutes after
the ignition is turned to the OFF position.
Autolock
The autolock feature will lock the vehicle’s doors when:
• all the doors are closed,
• the ignition is in the RUN position,
• you shift into forward or reverse, and
• the vehicle speed is greater than 5 km/h (3 mph).
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Relock
The autolock feature repeats when:
• either door is opened then closed while the ignition is in the RUN
position, and
• you shift into forward or reverse, and
• the vehicle speed is greater than 5 km/h (3 mph).
Deactivating/activating autolock
Your vehicle comes with the autolock feature activated; in order to
deactivate the feature, take your vehicle to an authorized dealer, or use
the message center (if equipped). Refer to Message center in the Driver
controls chapter for more information.
Memory seat feature
The remote entry system allows you to recall the memory
seat/mirror/steering column/adjustable pedals feature.
to automatically move the seat/mirror/steering
Press
column/adjustable pedals to the 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, steering column 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.
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3. Repeat this procedure for another remote transmitter if desired.
KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM
You can use the keyless entry
keypad to:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
• lock or unlock the doors without
using a key.
• open the trunk.
• recall memory seat/mirrors/steering column/adjustable pedals positions
1 or 2.
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:
1. Enter the factory set code.
2. Within five seconds press 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. Note: The lock motors will cycle, locked
then unlocked.
• 1 • 2 recalls driver personality 1.
• 3 • 4 recalls driver personality 2.
• 9 • 0 does not recall a driver personality.
Wait 5 seconds without pressing a keypad button in order to store a
personal entry code.
Tips:
• Do not set a code that uses five of the same number.
• Do not use five numbers in sequential order.
• The factory set code will work even if you have set your own personal
code.
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• If you set a personal code and store it over an existing personal code
it will erase that personal code only.
Erasing personal code
1. Enter the factory set 5–digit code. The keyless entry keypad and
interior lights will illuminate and the driver’s door will unlock.
2. Press and release the 1 • 2 within five seconds of completing step 1.
3. Press and hold the 1 • 2 for two seconds to erase the customer
programmed code.
Your personal code is now erased and only the factory set 5–digit code
will work.
Note: To exit programming mode, either wait 5 seconds after pressing 1
• 2 on the keypad, or press the 7 • 8 and 9 • 0 pads simultaneously to
lock all vehicle doors and end programming mode.
Anti-scan feature
If the wrong code has been entered several times, the keypad will go into
an anti-scan mode. This mode disables the keypad for one minute and
the keypad illumination will flash.
The anti-scan feature will turn off after:
• one minute of keypad inactivity.
• pressing the UNLOCK
control on the remote entry transmitter.
• the ignition is turned to the ON position.
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 interior lamps will illuminate when the driver’s door is unlocked.
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. The
driver’s door must be closed to lock all doors. You do not need to enter
the keypad code first. Note: The interior lamps will turn off.
Recalling a memory seat/mirrors/steering column/adjustable
pedals position 1 or 2
• Unlock the vehicle using the personal entry code 1 in order to recall
memory position 1.
• Unlock the vehicle using the personal entry code 2 in order to recall
memory position 2.
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Releasing the trunk with the keyless entry system
To release/open the trunk, enter the factory-set code or personal code
(driver door unlocks) and press 5 • 6 within five seconds.
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 use of
the wrong type of coded key may lead to a “no-start” condition.
Your vehicle comes with three coded keys; additional coded keys may be
purchased from your dealer. The dealer can program your spare keys to
your vehicle or you can program the keys yourself. Refer to Programming
spare keys for instructions on how to program the coded key.
Note: 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.
Note: Large metallic objects, electronic devices that are used to
purchase gasoline or similar items, or a second coded key on the same
key chain may cause vehicle starting issues. You need to prevent these
objects from touching the coded key while starting the engine. These
objects will not cause damage to the coded key, but may cause a
momentary issue if they are too close to the key when starting the
engine. If a problem occurs, turn the ignition off, remove all objects on
the key chain away from the coded key and restart the engine.
Theft indicator
The theft indicator is located on top of the instrument panel.
• When the ignition is in the ON position, the indicator will glow for 3
seconds to indicate normal system functionality.
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.
Replacement keys
If your keys are lost or stolen and you don’t have an extra coded key,
you will need to have your vehicle towed to a dealership. The key codes
need to be erased from your vehicle and new coded keys will need to be
programmed.
Replacing coded keys can be very costly. Store an extra programmed key
away from the vehicle in a safe place to help prevent any
inconveniences. Please visit an authorized dealer to purchase additional
spare or replacement keys.
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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
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 available, you must take
your vehicle to an authorized Ford dealer to have the spare coded
key(s) programmed.
Please read and understand the entire procedure before you begin.
1. Insert the first previously
programmed coded key into the
2
ignition from 2 (OFF) to 4 (RUN)
3
1
(maintain ignition in the 4 (RUN)
4
position for at least three seconds,
but no more than ten seconds).
2. Turn the ignition to the 2 (OFF)
5
position and remove the first coded
key from the ignition.
3. Within ten seconds of turning the ignition to the 2 (OFF) position,
insert the second previously programmed coded key into the ignition and
turn the ignition from the 2 (OFF) position to the 4 (RUN) position
(maintain ignition in the 4 (RUN) position for at least three seconds, but
no more than ten seconds).
4. Turn the ignition to the 2 (OFF) position and remove the second
coded key from the ignition.
5. Within twenty seconds of turning the ignition to the 2 (OFF) position,
insert the new unprogrammed key (new key/valet key) into the ignition
and turn the ignition from 2 (OFF) to 4 (RUN) (maintain ignition in the
4 (RUN) position for at least three seconds). This step will program your
new key to a coded key.
6. To program additional new unprogrammed key(s), wait at least twenty
seconds and then repeat this procedure from Step 1.
If successful, the new coded key(s) will start the vehicle’s engine and
the theft indicator will flash on and off. You may repeat Steps 1 through
5. If failure repeats, take your vehicle to your authorized dealer in order
to have new spare key(s) programmed.
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PERIMETER ALARM SYSTEM
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 respond if unauthorized entry is
attempted. When unauthorized entry occurs, the system will flash the
turn signal lamps and will sound the horn.
The system is ready to arm whenever key is removed from the ignition.
Any of the following actions will prearm the alarm system:
control on the remote entry transmitter.
• Press the
• Press the driver or passenger interior power door lock control while
that respective door is open, then close the door.
• Lock the vehicle with the key in the driver’s door key cylinder.
• Lock the vehicle by pressing the 7 • 8 and the 9 • 0 on the keypad at
the same time (with the driver’s door closed).
Theft indicator
When the vehicle is locked using one of the listed methods, the theft
indicator located on the instrument panel will flash briefly every 2
seconds to indicate that the perimeter alarm system is armed.
Disarming the system
You can disarm the system by any of the following actions:
control on your remote entry
• Unlock the doors by pressing the
transmitter.
• Unlock the doors with a key. Turn the key full travel (toward the front
of the vehicle) to ensure the alarm disarms.
• Unlock the doors by entering the factory-set code or any of the three
custom codes into the keyless entry keypad.
• Turn the ignition to the 4 (RUN) position with a SecuriLock娂 coded key.
Triggering the anti-theft system
The armed system will be triggered if any door, the trunk or the hood is
opened without using the key, the remote entry transmitter or valid
keypad code.
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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.
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Using the manual lumbar support (if equipped)
The lumbar control is located on the
front of the seat cushion.
Turn to adjust lumbar support.
Using the power lumbar support (if equipped)
The power lumbar control is located
on the outboard side of the seat.
Press the front of the control to
increase firmness.
Press the back of the control to
decrease firmness.
Adjusting the power seats
The power seat controls are located on the outboard side of each seat.
Never adjust the driver’s seat or seatback when the vehicle is
moving.
Always drive and ride with your seatback upright and the lap
belt snug and low across the hips.
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.
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Rotate the vertical control to adjust
the seatback.
• Driver
• Passenger
Slide the control forward or
backward to move the seat forward
or backward.
• Driver
• Passenger
Move the control up or down to
move the seat up and down.
• Driver
• Passenger
Move front/rear of control up or
down to tilt the front/rear of the
seat cushion.
• Driver
Easy-access/easy-out feature (if equipped)
This feature automatically moves the driver’s seat backward 5 cm (2
inches) when the key is removed from the ignition cylinder.
The seat will move 5 cm (2 inches) forward (to the original position)
when the key is placed in the ignition cylinder.
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Deactivating/activating the easy-access/easy-out feature
The easy-access/easy-out feature can be turned off or on through the
vehicle message center (if equipped). If your vehicle does not have a
message center, the feature can be turned off or on by your dealer.
Memory seats/steering column/mirrors/adjustable pedals
(if equipped)
This system allows automatic
positioning of the driver seat,
adjustable pedals, outside rearview
mirrors, and power adjusted
tilt/telescope steering column to two
programmable positions.
The memory seat control is located
on the driver door.
• To program position one, move
the driver seat, steering column,
exterior mirrors, and adjustable pedals to the desired positions using
the associated controls. Press the SET control. The SET control light
will briefly illuminate. While the light is illuminated, press control 1.
• To program position two, repeat the previous procedure using control
2.
A position can only be recalled when the transmission gearshift is in Park
(automatic transmission). 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 and the transmitter is programmed to
a memory seat position or when you enter a valid customer code 1 or 2
on the keypad.
To program the memory seat to remote entry transmitter, refer to
Remote entry system in the Locks and security chapter..
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.
Climate controlled seats operation
The controls for the climate controlled seats are located on the dual
electronic automatic temperature control (DEATC) system. Refer to
Climate controls for more information.
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Climate controlled seats air filter replacement
The climate controlled seat system includes air filters that must be
replaced periodically. Refer to the Scheduled Maintenance Guide for
more information.
• There is a filter located under
each front seat.
• They can be accessed from the
second row seat. Move the front
seats all the way forward and up
to ease access.
To remove an air filter:
• Remove key from ignition.
• Push up on the outside rigid edge
of the filter and rotate toward the
front of the vehicle once tabs are
released.
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• Remove filter.
To install a filter:
• First, position the filter in it’s
housing making sure that the far
forward end is all the way up in
the housing. Then push in on the
center of the outside edge of the
filter and rotate up into the
housing until it clips into position.
REAR SEATS
Adjustable rear head restraints (if equipped)
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.
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Push control to lower head restraint.
Rear heated seats (if equipped)
• Push the indicated side of the
button for low heat.
• Push again to deactivate.
• Push the indicated side of the
button for high heat.
• Push again to deactivate.
The heated seats will activate when the ignition is in the RUN position.
When activated, they will turn off automatically after 10 minutes or when
the ignition is turned to the OFF position.
The indicator lights will illuminate when each heated seat has been
activated.
Split-folding rear seatbacks
One or both rear seatbacks can be folded down to provide additional
cargo space.
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To lower the seatback(s), pull the
release handle(s) located inside the
trunk.
Fold the seatback(s) down.
When raising the seatback(s), make sure you hear the seat latch into
place.
Make sure that the safety belts for the rear center passenger is properly
routed over the rear seatback.
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 the following items:
• Driver and passenger dual-stage air bag supplemental restraints
• Driver and front passenger side air bags
• Driver and passenger side air curtains (if equipped)
• Front safety belts with pretensioners, energy management retractors,
and safety belt usage sensors
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•
•
•
•
•
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.
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.
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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)
If your vehicle is equipped with this feature, there will be a label located
under the front passenger seat which is marked “OCS”. Alternatively, you
may 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.
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.
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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 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 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.
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.
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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 restraints 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.
In a rollover crash, an unbelted person is significantly more likely
to die than a person wearing a safety 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.
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Always transport children 12 years old and under in the back
seat and always properly use appropriate child restraints.
Safety belts and seats can become hot in a vehicle that has been
closed up in sunny weather; they could burn a small child. Check
seat covers and buckles before you place a child anywhere near them.
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.
Energy management feature
• This vehicle has a seat belt system with an energy management
feature at the front outboard seating positions to help further reduce
the risk of injury in the event of a head-on collision.
• This seat belt system has a retractor assembly that is designed to pay
out webbing in a controlled manner. This feature is designed to help
reduce the belt force acting on the occupant’s chest.
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After any vehicle collision, the seat belt system at all passenger
seating positions must be checked by a qualified technician to
verify that the “automatic locking retractor” feature for child seats is
still functioning properly. In addition, all seat belts should be checked
for proper function.
BELT AND RETRACTOR ASSEMBLY MUST BE REPLACED if
the seat belt assembly “automatic locking retractor” feature or
any other seat belt function is not operating properly when checked
according to the procedures in Workshop Manual.
Failure to replace the belt and retractor assembly could increase
the risk of injury in collisions.
The front outboard and rear safety restraints in the vehicle are
combination lap and shoulder belts. The front passenger and rear seat
safety belts have two types of locking modes.
Vehicle sensitive mode
This is the normal retractor mode, which allows free shoulder belt length
adjustment to your movements and locking in response to vehicle
movement. For example, if the driver brakes suddenly or turns a corner
sharply, or the vehicle receives an impact of approximately 8 km/h (5
mph) or more, the combination safety belts will lock to help reduce
forward movement of the driver and passengers.
Automatic locking mode
How to use the automatic locking mode
• Buckle the combination lap and
shoulder belt.
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• Grasp the shoulder portion and
pull downward until the entire
belt is pulled out.
• Allow the belt to retract. As the belt retracts, you will hear a clicking
sound. This indicates the safety belt is now in the automatic locking
mode.
In this mode, the shoulder belt is automatically pre-locked. The belt will
still retract to remove any slack in the shoulder belt. The automatic
locking mode is not available on the driver safety belt.
This mode should be used any time a child safety seat is installed in the
vehicle. Children 12 years old and under should be properly restrained in
the rear seat whenever possible. Refer to Safety restraints for children
or Safety seats for children later in this chapter.
How to disengage the automatic locking mode
Unbuckle the combination lap and shoulder belt and allow it to retract
completely to disengage the automatic locking mode and return to the
vehicle sensitive (emergency) locking mode.
After any vehicle collision, the combination lap and shoulder belt
system at all passenger seating positions must be checked by a
qualified technician to verify that the “automatic locking retractor”
feature for child seats is still functioning properly, in addition to other
checks for proper seat belt system function.
BELT AND RETRACTOR ASSEMBLY MUST BE REPLACED if
the safety belt assembly “automatic locking retractor” feature or
any other safety belt function is not operating properly. In addition, all
safety belts should be checked for proper function. Failure to replace
the belt and retractor assembly could increase the risk of injury in
collisions.
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Safety belt pretensioner
Your vehicle is equipped with safety belt pretensioners at the driver and
front passenger seating positions.
The safety belt pretensioner is a device which removes excess webbing
from the safety belt system. The safety belt pretensioner uses the same
crash sensor system as the front air bag supplemental restraint system
(SRS). When the safety belt pretensioner deploys, webbing from the lap
and shoulder belt is tightened. The driver and front passenger seat belt
system (including retractors, buckles and height adjusters) must be
replaced if the vehicle is involved in a collision that results in
deployment of front air bags and safety belt pretensioners. Refer to the
Safety belt maintenance section in this chapter.
Failure to replace the safety belt assembly under the above
conditions could result in severe personal injuries in the event of
a collision.
Front safety belt height adjustment
Adjust the height of the shoulder
belt so the belt rests across the
middle of your shoulder.
To adjust the shoulder belt height,
push the button and slide the height
adjuster up or down. Release the
button 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
seat belt and increase the risk of
injury in a collision.
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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.
Conditions of operation
If...
The driver’s safety belt is not
buckled before the ignition
switch is turned to the RUN
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 RUN
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.
The following are reasons most often given for not wearing safety belts:
(All statistics based on U.S. data)
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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, there is a 20 cm (8
inch) safety belt extension assembly that can be added (part number
611C22). This assembly 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. Replace 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), shoulder belt guide on seatback (if
equipped), child safety seat LATCH and tether anchors, and attaching
hardware, should be inspected after a collision. Ford Motor Company
recommends that all safety belt assemblies used 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. 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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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How does the safety belt pretensioner and air bag supplemental
restraint system work?
The safety belt pretensioner and air
bag SRS are designed to activate
when the vehicle sustains
longitudinal deceleration sufficient
to cause the sensors to close an
electrical circuit that initiates
pretensioner activation and air bag
inflation.
The fact that the pretensioners and
air bags 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. Front air bags and
pretensioners are designed to activate 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
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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.
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. Refer to Side air bag system later in this chapter
• safety belt pretensioners
• one or more impact and safing sensors
• a readiness light and tone
• 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, the air bag ignitors and safety belt pretensioners.
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 will either
flash or stay lit
• The readiness light will not
illuminate immediately after
ignition is turned to the RUN position
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• 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 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.
Side air bag system
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.
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.
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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 air bag 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 near 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.
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.
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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.
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 used for front air bag system) will
either flash or stay lit.
• The readiness light will not illuminate immediately after ignition is
turned to the RUN position.
• 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.
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Side air curtain system (if equipped)
Do not place objects or
mount equipment on or
near the airbag cover on the side
of the seatbacks of the front seats
or in front seat areas that may
come into contact with a
deploying airbag. Failure to follow
these instructions may increase
the risk of personal injury in the
event of a collision.
Do not place objects or mount equipment on or near the
headliner at the siderail that may come into contact with a
deploying side air curtain. Failure to follow these instructions may
increase the risk of personal injury in the event of a collision.
Do not place objects or mount equipment on or near the side air
curtain cover.
Do not lean your head on the door. The side airbag could injure
you as it deploys from the seat.
Do not lean your head on the door. The side air curtain could
injure you as it deploys from the headliner.
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Do not attempt to service, repair, or modify the side air curtain
system, its fuses, the A, B, or C pillar trim, or the headliner on a
vehicle containing a side air curtain. See your Ford or Lincoln Mercury
dealer.
Do not attempt to service, repair, or modify the air bag
supplemental restraint system, 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, including the driver, should always
wear their safety belts even when an inflatable curtain is
provided.
To reduce the risk of injury, do not obstruct or place objects in
the deployment of the inflatable curtain.
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How does the side air curtain system work?
The design and development of the
side air curtain system included
recommended testing procedures
that were developed by a group of
automotive safety experts known as
the Side Airbag Technical Working
Group. These recommended testing
procedures help reduce the risk of
injuries related to the deployment of
side air bags (including side air
curtain systems).
The design and development of the
side air curtain system included
recommended testing procedures
that were developed by a group of
automotive safety experts known as
the Side Airbag Technical Working
Group. These recommended testing
procedures help reduce the risk of injuries related to the deployment of
side air bags (including side air curtain systems).
The side air curtain system consists of the following:
• An inflatable nylon curtain with a gas generator concealed behind the
headliner and above the doors.
• The headliner will flex to open above the side doors to allow air
curtain deployment.
• The same warning light, electronic control and diagnostic unit as used
for the front airbags.
• Two crash sensors located under the outboard side of the front seats,
attached near the floor.
• Two crash sensors located at the base of the “C” pillars above the
wheel house.
• An inflatable nylon bag (airbag) with a gas generator concealed behind
the outboard bolster of the driver and front passenger seatbacks.
• A special seat cover to allow airbag deployment (front seats only).
Side air curtains and 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.
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The side air curtains are mounted to the sheet metal above the first and
second row seats. In certain lateral collisions, the air curtain and
seat-mounted side air bag on the side affected by the collision will be
inflated, even if the respective seat is not occupied. The air curtain was
designed to inflate between the side window area and occupant to
further enhance the head protection provided to occupants in side
impact collisions. The seat-mounted side air bag was designed to inflate
between the door panel and occupant to further enhance the protection
provided occupants in side impact collision.
The side air curtain system SRS is designed to activate when the vehicle
sustains lateral deceleration sufficient to cause the sensors to close an
electrical circuit that initiates air curtain and seat-mounted side air bag
inflation.
The fact that the side air curtain and seat-mounted side air bag 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. The side air curtain system is 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 curtain has deployed, the air curtain will not
function again. The side air curtain system (including the
A, B and C pillar trim and headliner) must be inspected and
serviced by a qualified technician in accordance with the vehicle
service manual. If the air curtain 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.
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Any difficulty with the system is indicated by one or more of the
following:
• The readiness light (same light as used for front air bag system) will
either flash or stay lit.
• The readiness light will not illuminate immediately after ignition is
turned to the RUN position.
• 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.
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
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.
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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.
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).
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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.
• 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.
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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.
SAFETY SEATS FOR CHILDREN
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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.
• Put the safety belt in the automatic locking mode. Refer to Automatic
locking mode.
• 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.
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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.
Rear-facing child seats or infant carriers should never be placed
in the front seats.
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.
1. Position the child safety seat in a
seat with a combination lap and
shoulder belt.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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Attaching child safety seats with tether straps
Most 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.
The rear seats of your vehicle are equipped with built-in tether strap
anchors located behind the seats as described below.
The tether anchors in your vehicle are located under a cover marked
with the tether anchor symbol (shown with title).
The tether strap anchors in your
vehicle are in the following positions
(shown from top view):
Attach the tether strap only to the appropriate tether anchor as
shown. The tether strap may not work properly if attached
somewhere other than the correct tether anchor.
1. Position the child safety seat on the seat cushion.
2. Route the child safety seat tether strap over the back of the seat.
For vehicles with adjustable head restraints, route the tether strap under
the head restraint and between the head restraint posts, otherwise route
the tether strap over the top of the seatback.
3. Locate the correct anchor for the
selected seating position.
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4. Open the tether anchor cover.
5. Clip the tether strap to the
anchor as shown.
If the tether strap is clipped
incorrectly, the child safety
seat may not be retained properly
in the event of a collision.
6. Install the child safety seat tightly using the LATCH anchors or safety
belts. Follow the instructions in this chapter.
7. Tighten the child safety seat tether strap according to the
manufacturer’s instructions.
If the safety seat is not anchored properly, the risk of a child
being injured in a collision greatly increases.
Attaching safety seats with LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for
Children) attachments for child seat anchors
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.
Some 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 seat 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.
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Your vehicle has LATCH anchors for child seat installation at the seating
positions marked with the child seat symbol.
The anchors on both sides of the
center of the rear seat are provided
primarily for child seats at the
outboard seats, and are further
apart than the pairs of lower
anchors for child seat installation at
other seats. A child seat with rigid
LATCH attachments cannot be
installed at the center rear seat. A child seat with LATCH attachments
on belt webbing can be used at the center rear seat unless a child seat at
an outboard rear seat is attached to one of these lower anchors. Install a
child seat onto the lower anchors at the center rear seat ONLY IF the
child restraint manufacturer recommends that the child seat can be
installed to anchors that are spaced up to 500 mm (20 in) apart.
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. The LATCH
anchors are below the locator
symbols on the seat back.
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Follow the child seat manufacturer’s instructions to properly install a
child seat with LATCH attachments. Two plastic LATCH guides can be
obtained at no charge from any Ford or Lincoln-Mercury dealer. They
snap onto the LATCH lower anchors in the seat to help attach a child
seat with rigid attachments. The guides hold the seat trim away to
expose the anchor and make it easier to attach some child seats.
Attach LATCH lower attachments of the child seat only to the
anchors shown.
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.
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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STARTING
Positions of the ignition
1. LOCK, locks the gearshift lever
and allows key removal. (The
2
steering wheel will not lock after
1
3
key removal.)
4
2. OFF, shuts off the engine and all
accessories without locking the
steering wheel. This position also
5
allows the automatic transmission
shift lever to be moved from the P
(Park) position without the brake pedal being depressed.
When the key is in the ignition and in the OFF position, 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. ACCESSORY, allows the electrical accessories such as the radio to
operate while the engine is not running.
4. RUN, all electrical circuits operational. Warning lights illuminated. Key
position when driving.
5. 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, don’t press 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.
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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.
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.
• Make sure the parking brake is
set.
• Make sure the gearshift is in P (Park).
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• Turn the key to 4 (ON) without
turning the key to 5 (START).
2
1
3
4
5
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 5 (START)
without pressing the accelerator
2
pedal and release as soon as the
1
3
engine starts. The key will return to
4
4 (RUN).
Note: If the engine does not start
5
within five seconds on the first try,
turn the key to 3 (OFF), wait 10
seconds and try again. If 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.
2. When the engine starts, release the key, then release the accelerator
pedal gradually as the engine speeds up.
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3. After idling for a few seconds, apply the brake, shift into gear and
drive.
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.
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.
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ABS warning lamp
ABS
The ABS lamp in the instrument cluster momentarily illuminates 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,
BRAKE
normal braking is still effective. (If
your BRAKE warning lamp
!
P
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 immediately, allowing you to retain
full steering control during hard braking and on slippery surfaces.
However, the ABS does not decrease stopping distance.
Parking brake
To set the parking brake, pull the lever up. To release the parking brake,
make sure the ignition is turned to ON, depress the brake pedal, then
gently push the parking brake lever down.
The BRAKE warning lamp will
BRAKE
illuminate and will remain
illuminated until the parking brake
!
P
is released.
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The parking brake will automatically disengage when the gearshift lever
is moved from P (Park) with the ignition in the ON position or if the
engine is running. The parking brake will also disengage if a gear is
selected and the accelerator pedal is depressed.
If the battery is disconnected (or removed), it will be necessary to reset
the parking brake; the message center will display APPLY PARK BRAKE
or APPLY ((P)). With the ignition on and the engine not running,
depress the brake pedal and apply the parking brake. The brake lamp
will illuminate; this is normal and the parking brake is now reset. To
release the parking brake, push the lever down with your foot on the
brake pedal.
If there is a failure in the parking brake system, the amber warning light
on the parking brake control will illuminate. See your dealer or a
qualified technician for service on the parking brake system.
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.
Speed sensitive steering
The steering in your vehicle is speed sensitive. At high speeds, steering
assist will decrease to improve steering feel. At lower speeds,
maneuverability will be increased.
If the amount of effort required to steer your vehicle changes while
driving at a constant vehicle speed, have the power steering system
checked by your dealer or a qualified service technician.
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TRACTION CONTROL姟
Your vehicle may be equipped with a Traction Control娂 system. This
system helps you maintain the stability and steerability of your vehicle,
especially on slippery road surfaces such as snow- or ice-covered roads
and gravel roads. The system will allow your vehicle to make better use
of available traction in these conditions.
During Traction Control娂 operation, the traction control active light will
illuminate, you may hear an electric motor type of sound coming from
the engine compartment and the engine will not “rev-up” when you push
further on the accelerator. This is normal system behavior and should be
no reason for concern.
The Traction Control娂 switch,
located on the center console by the
gearshift lever, has an indicator light
that illuminates when the system is
off. The Traction Control娂 system
will automatically turn on every time
the ignition is turned off and on.
If you should become stuck in snow
or ice or on a very slippery road
surface, try switching the Traction Control娂 system off. This may allow
excess wheel spin to “dig” the vehicle out and enable a successful
“rocking” maneuver.
If a system fault is detected, the traction control switch’s OFF indicator
will illuminate and your vehicle should be serviced.
AdvanceTrac姟 Stability Enhancement System (if equipped)
The AdvanceTrac娂 system provides a stability enhancement feature as
well as a traction enhancement feature. It helps your vehicle maintain
traction, when driving on slippery and/or hilly road surfaces, by detecting
and controlling wheel spin. Excessive wheel spin is controlled by
momentarily reducing engine power and rapidly applying the anti-lock
brakes. The system is a driver aid which makes your vehicle easier to
handle primarily on snow and ice-covered roads.
If your vehicle should become stuck in deep snow or mud, try switching
the AdvanceTrac娂 system off by pressing the AdvanceTrac娂 button.
This will allow your tires to “dig” for traction.
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If the AdvanceTrac娂 system is activated excessively in a short 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.
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.
The AdvanceTrac娂 system helps the driver maintain steering control if
the vehicle begins to slide excessively left or right or spin out.
AdvanceTrac娂 will attempt to correct the sliding motion by applying
brake force at individual tires and, if necessary, by reducing engine
power.
Driving conditions which may activate AdvanceTrac娂 include:
• 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
• Driving on slick surfaces
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); the ABS and traction enhancement features will
continue to function.
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The AdvanceTrac娂 button allows
the driver to control the availability
of the AdvanceTrac娂 system.
AdvanceTrac娂 system status is
indicated by a warning indicator
light with a “sliding car” icon in the
instrument cluster that will flash
when the system is active and an
indicator light in the control button
that will illuminate when the system
is turned off. In vehicles with a
message center, the message “ADVANCETRAC OFF” will be displayed.
If a failure is detected in the AdvanceTrac娂 system, the warning
indicator light in the instrument cluster will stay on. If the warning
indicator light in the instrument cluster remains on while the engine is
running, have the system serviced immediately.
Pressing the control once will disable the AdvanceTrac娂 stability
enhancement and the engine power reduction portion of the traction
enhancement feature; the brake portion of the traction enhancement
feature will still function normally. Pressing and holding the control for
more than five seconds will disable the AdvanceTrac娂 stability
enhancement and traction enhancement feature. 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.
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 AdvanceTrac娂 indicator light will flash
• 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.
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All these conditions are normal during AdvanceTrac娂 operation.
Do not alter or modify your vehicle’s wheel/tire size, suspension
or steering; the resulting changes to the vehicle’s handling can
adversely affect the AdvanceTrac娂 system.
Modification/Addition of supplemental radio components, such as
a subwoofer, may adversely affect the performance of the
AdvanceTrac娂 system.
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.
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION 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 brake pedal is depressed.
If you cannot move the gearshift lever out of P (Park) with ignition in
the RUN position and the brake pedal depressed:
1. Apply the parking brake, turn ignition key to LOCK, then remove the
key.
2. Insert the key and turn it to OFF. Apply the brake pedal and shift
to N (Neutral).
When the key is in the ignition and in the OFF position, 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.
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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.
D4
3
1
2
D5
N
R
P
Driving with a 5–speed automatic transmission
Your transmission 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
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. Additionally, whenever the battery is
disconnected or a new battery installed, the strategy must be relearned.
P (Park)
This position locks the transmission and prevents the rear wheels from
turning.
To put your vehicle in gear:
• Start the engine
• Depress the brake pedal
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• 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.
Drive 5 (Overdrive)
The normal driving position for the best fuel economy. Transmission
operates in gears one through five.
Drive 4 (Overdrive cancelled)
Activated when the transmission shift lever is moved to the D4 position.
• This position allows for all forward gears 1–4, except overdrive.
• Provides engine braking.
• Use when driving conditions cause excessive shifting from O/D to
other gears. Examples: city traffic, hilly terrain, heavy loads, trailer
towing and when engine braking is required.
• To return to D5 (overdrive mode), move the transmission shift lever
into the D5 position.
• Select D4 at higher speeds will cause the transmission to downshift
into fourth gear.
3 (Third)
This position allows for third gear only.
• Provides engine braking.
• To return to D5 or D4, move the transmission shift lever into the D5
or D4 position.
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• Selecting 3 (Third) at higher speeds will cause the transmission to
downshift to third gear at the appropriate vehicle speed.
2 (Second)
This position allows for second gear only.
• Provides engine braking.
• Use to start-up on slippery roads.
• To return to D5 or D4, move the transmission shift lever into the D5,
D4 or 3 (Third) position.
• Selecting 2 (Second) at higher speeds will cause the transmission to
downshift to second gear at the appropriate vehicle speed.
1 (First)
This position allows for first gear only.
• Provides maximum engine braking.
• Will not downshift into first gear at high speeds; will cause the
transmission to downshift to a lower gear, then allows for first gear
when the vehicle reaches slower speeds.
Forced downshifts
• Allowed in Overdrive or Drive.
• Depress the accelerator to the floor.
• Allows transmission to select an appropriate gear.
Driving with a 5–speed automatic transmission with the Select
Shift Transmission (SST) shifter (if equipped)
Understanding gearshift positions
The Select Shift Transmission (SST) shifter allows the driver to select
between the transmission’s automatic shift mode or the manually
selected shift mode.
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Automatic shift mode
Operates like a normal automatic
transmission for P (Park), R
(Reverse), N (Neutral), D5 and D4.
Refer to Driving with a 5–speed
automatic transmission in this
chapter for P (Park), R (Reverse),
N (Neutral), D5 and D4 information.
Manual shift mode
With the gearshift lever in D5
(Overdrive), the gearshift lever can
be moved to the right and into the
manual shift mode. The transmission
will remain in the manual shift mode
until the gearshift lever is moved
back to D5 (Overdrive).
+ and - position operation
These positions allow the driver to
manually select the appropriate
upshift (+) or downshift (-) and
gear range.
• Can only be entered from the D5
position.
• Gear ranges 1–5 provide the same
function and ratio as found in the
D5 or D4 automatic mode
positions.
• Transmission will not upshift or downshift unless the selector lever is
moved forward or rearward.
• One tap forward (+) will command the transmission to upshift one
gear range.
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• One tap rearward (-) will command the transmission to downshift one
gear range.
• Upshifts are allowed at any vehicle speed, with the exception of 4th
and 5th gear. The transmission will not do a 4th or 5th gear start.
Ensure that the transmission is returned to 1st gear once the vehicle
is stopped. If this is not done, and the transmission is in 2nd or 3rd
gear, the vehicle will remain in that gear. However, if the transmission
is in 4th or 5th gear, the transmission will automatically return to 1st
gear.
• When downshifting at normal road speeds, the transmission will only
allow a downshift into the next lower gear.
• If shifter (-) is tapped more than once in rapid succession, the
transmission will downshift only into the next lower gear, then when
the vehicle reaches a speed below a calibrated entry speed, the
transmission will allow a downshift into the next lower gear if again
selected by the driver. This is to prevent engine and transmission
damage and to keep the engine and transmission within allowable
RPM ranges.
• An electronic indicator on the instrument cluster will display the
selected gear.
Recommended shift speeds
Upshift according to the following chart:
1
2
3
4
-
2
3
4
5
Recommended upshift schedule
Shift from:
24 km/h (15 mph)
40 km/h (25 mph)
64 km/h (40 mph)
72 km/h (45 mph)
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.
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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REAR PARK ASSIST (IF EQUIPPED)
The rear park assist system sounds a tone to warn the driver of obstacles
near the rear bumper when the R (Reverse) gear is selected.
To help avoid personal injury, please read and understand the
limitations of the rear park assist system as contained in this
section. The park assist 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 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 rear park assist.
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 objects to avoid damaging the vehicle.
The system may not detect smaller objects, particularly those close to
the ground.
The system will assist the driver in detecting certain objects while the
vehicle slowly moves in reverse at speeds less than 10 km/h (6 mph).
The system is not effective at speeds greater than 10 km/h (6 mph) and
may not detect certain angular or moving objects.
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The system detects obstacles within approximately five meters (16.4 ft.)
behind the rear bumper with a decreased coverage area at the outer
corners of the bumper. In the figure, the smaller objects behind the
vehicle represent the near-vehicle and bumper corner coverage area of
the park aid system and the large object represents the extended
coverage area. As you move closer to the obstacle, the rate of the tone
increases. When the distance to the obstacle is less than 45.0 cm (18
in.), the tone will sound continuously. If the system detects an object
that is approaching the vehicle at such as rate that rapid braking is
required, a very high rate tone will sound. If this tone is heard while
reversing, the driver is advised to slow down immediately until the tone
either changes to a slower rate or stops. While receiving a warning the
radio volume will be reduced to a predetermined level. After the warning
goes away, the radio will return to the previous volume. The radio
volume may be overridden using the radio volume control.
The rear park assist is automatically
enabled when the gear selector is
placed in R (Reverse) and the
ignition is ON. A park assist control
allows the driver to disable the
system only when the ignition is
ON, and the gear selector is in R
(Reverse).
The OFF indicator remains
illuminated when the system is
disabled. Press the control to
disable or enable the system. Once disabled, the system will remain
disabled until the control is pressed or until the next ignition cycle.
The indicator will remain illuminated to indicate a failure of the rear park
assist.
Always keep the sensors (located on the rear bumper/fascia) free
from snow, ice and large accumulations of dirt (do not clean the
sensors with sharp objects). These elements may cause the
system to operate inaccurately.
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If the vehicle sustains damage to the 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.
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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
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 not equipped to tow. No towing packages are available
through Ford or Lincoln/Mercury dealers.
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RECREATIONAL TOWING (ALL WHEELS ON THE GROUND)
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 Rear Wheel Drive (RWD) vehicles:
This applies to all cars and 4x2 trucks/sport utilities with rear wheel
drive capability.
• Place the transmission in N (Neutral)
• Maximum speed is 56 km/h (35 mph)
• Maximum distance is 80 km (50 miles)
If a distance of 80 km (50 miles) or a speed of 56 km/h (35 mph) must
be exceeded, you must disconnect the driveshaft.
Ford recommends the driveshaft be removed/installed only by a
qualified technician. Improper removal/installation of the
driveshaft may cause damage to the driveshaft and internal
transmission components. See your local dealer for driveshaft
removal/installation.
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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
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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.
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
The hazard flasher is located on the
steering column, just behind the
steering wheel. The hazard flashers
will operate when the ignition is in
any position or if the key is not in
the ignition.
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.
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FUEL PUMP SHUT-OFF SWITCH
FUEL
RESET
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.
This switch is located in the driver’s
footwell, behind the kick panel.
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 for 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
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the fuse. Check the appropriate
fuses before replacing any electrical
components.
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 on the right-hand side kick panel. Remove the
panel cover to access the fuses.
To remove a fuse use the fuse puller tool provided on the fuse panel
cover.
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FUSE 18
FUSE 19
FUSE 20
FUSE 21
FUSE 32
FUSE 33
FUSE 34
FUSE 35
FUSE 7
FUSE 17
FUSE 31
FUSE 6
FUSE 16
FUSE 30
FUSE 5
FUSE 15
FUSE 29
FUSE 4
FUSE 14
FUSE 28
FUSE 3
FUSE 13
FUSE 27
FUSE 2
FUSE 12
FUSE 26
FUSE 10
FUSE 24
FUSE 11
FUSE 9
FUSE 23
FUSE 25
FUSE 8
FUSE 22
RELAY 1
SEE
OWNER'S MANUAL
FUSE 1
REPLACEMENT
FUSES
Roadside Emergencies
The fuses are coded as follows.
Fuse/Relay
Location
1
2
3
4
Fuse Amp
Rating
5A
5A
5A
5A
5
10A
6
10A
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Panel Description
Starter relay coil
Radio
ABS/TCS/AdvanceTrac娂
Cluster, Powertrain Control
Module (PCM) relay, Fuel pump
relay, REM, Transit relay
Restraints Control Module (RCM),
Passenger Occupant Detection
System (PODS) electronic control
unit
OBD II
Roadside Emergencies
Fuse/Relay
Location
7
Fuse Amp
Rating
5A
8
5A
9
10
15A
5A
11
12
10A
5A
13
14
15
5A
5A
5A
16
5A
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
5A
20A
15A
10A
7.5A
10A
10A
5A
15A
5A
10A
5A
5A
5A
Passenger Compartment Fuse
Panel Description
DDM, DSM, Anti-theft LED,
Power mirror switch, Electric
Park Brake switch, PCM
Right front turn, Right front
sidemarker, Right front park
lamps
Right front low beam/HID
Left front turn, Left front
sidemarker, Left front park lamps
Left front high beam
Rain sensor, Electrochromic
mirror
Cluster
DATC
O/D cancel, ABS/Traction-Assist
switch
Heated seat controls, Climate
control seat module
RCM, Alternator warning lamp
Radio, CIA, Navigation unit
Tilt/Tele motors
FEM, DATC, Cluster, REM
Not used (spare)
DDM, Driver door mirror
Right front high beam
PATS
Left front low beam/HID
Wiper module
Radio, Navigation unit
Not Used (spare)
FEM, Reverse park assist
FEM, Passenger power mirror
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Fuse/Relay
Location
31
32
33
34
35
Fuse Amp
Rating
—
20A
10A
10A
5A
Passenger Compartment Fuse
Panel Description
Not used
Cigar lighter
Switch backlighting, FEM
Not used (spare)
Stop lamp signal
Front power distribution box
The front 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.
To reduce risk of electrical shock, 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.
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The high-current fuses are coded as follows.
Fuse/Relay
Location
1
Fuse Amp
Rating
10A*
2
3
4
5
—
15A*
20A*
15A*
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
15A*
—
–
—
—
15A*
15A*
Power Distribution Box
Description
A/C clutch, Coolant control valve,
Auxiliary coolant pump
Not used
Fog lamp
Horn
Fuel injectors, Electric cooling
fan, Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor
Transmission solenoid, EGR
Not used
Not used
Not used
Not used
HEGOs
Coil-on-plug
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Fuse/Relay
Location
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
Relay 01
Relay 02
Relay 03
Relay 04
Relay 05
Fuse Amp
Rating
30A**
30A**
—
30A**
—
—
30A**
30A**
30A**
40A**
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
Relay 06
—
Relay 07
—
Relay 08
—
Fuse 09
—
Relay 10
—
Relay 11
—
Relay 12
—
Relay 13
—
Relay 14
—
Relay 15
—
Diode
—
*Mini fuses **Cartridge fuses
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Description
Heated wiper park
ABS module
Not used
Blower motor
Not used
Not used
Electric park brake
Wiper motor
Starter solenoid
ABS motor
Not used
Not used
Not used
Not used
Coil-on-plug and HEGOs
Right-hand HID headlamps
Auxiliary coolant pump (V8
engines)
Left-hand HID headlamps
Fog lamps
A/C clutch
Not used
Blower motor
Not used
Heated wiper park
Horn
PCM power
Starter motor
PCM
Roadside Emergencies
In-line fuse for electric cooling fan
There is a 60A maxi fuse for the electric cooling fan located in a wiring
harness behind the front passenger side trim panel under the dash panel.
The trim panel must be removed and the carpet on the front passenger
side must be lifted to access this fuse. See a qualified technician to have
this fuse replaced, if necessary.
Rear power distribution box
The rear power distribution box is
located in the luggage compartment
under the spare tire well cover. The
power distribution box contains
high-current fuses that protect your
vehicle’s main electrical systems
from overloads.
Always disconnect the battery before servicing high current
fuses.
To reduce risk of electrical shock, 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.
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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
> PBT <
MINI-FUSE
RELAY
001
RELAY
002
RELAY
007
CARTRIDGE FUSE
RELAY
003
RELAY
004
RELAY
005
RELAY
006
DIODE 01
DIODE 02
SEE OWNER'S MANUAL
CONSULTER LA GUIDE
The high-current fuses are coded as follows.
Fuse/Relay
Location
1
Fuse Amp
Rating
15A*
2
10A*
3
4
5A*
10A*
5
10A*
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
10A*
5A*
5A*
5A*
20A*
20A*
20A*
—
10A*
5A*
20A*
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Description
Decklid release solenoid,
Passenger door lock motors
Right rear turn lamp, License
plate lamp
Left rear stop/tail lamp
Fuel door release solenoid,
Decklid lamp
Courtesy and map lamps, Radio
antenna module
Left rear turn and back-up lamps
Right rear stop/tail lamp
Center high-mounted stop lamp
Heated mirror
Power point - console
Rear heated seats
Power point - ashtray
Not used
Navigation unit
Alternator sense
Moonroof
Roadside Emergencies
Fuse/Relay
Location
17
18
Fuse Amp
Rating
15A*
20A*
30A*
19
20A**
20
30A**
21
20A**
22
20A**
23
30A**
24
30A**
25
40A**
26
30A**
27
30A**
28
20A**
29
40A**
30
20A**
31
30A**
32
30A**
Relay 001
—
Relay 002
—
Relay 003
—
Relay 004
—
Relay 005
—
Relay 006
—
Relay 007
—
Diode 01
—
Diode 02
—
*Mini fuses **Maxi fuses
Power Distribution Box
Description
Fuel pump motor
Subwoofer amp
THX amp, Subwoofer amp
REM - Left rear window
Front window motors
Driver lumbar, Power seats
Ignition switch
SSP4
SSP3
P-J/B
Climate control seat module
SSP1
Passenger lumbar, Power seats
Rear defroster
REM - Right rear window
Powertrain main power
SSP2
SSP1
SSP4
Rear defroster
SSP3
SSP2
Not used
Fuel pump motor
Not used
Fuel pump motor
CHANGING THE TIRES
If you get a flat tire while driving, do not apply the brake heavily.
Instead, gradually decrease your speed. Hold the steering wheel firmly
and slowly move to a safe place on the side of the road.
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The use of tire sealants may damage your tires.
Temporary spare tire information
Your vehicle may have a temporary or full-size 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. Drive cautiously and replace
the temporary spare tire as soon as possible.
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:
• exceed 80 km/h (50 mph)
• load the vehicle beyond maximum vehicle load rating listed on the
Safety Compliance Label
• tow a trailer
• 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
• drive for long distances when the temporary-use spare is on
• use the wheel for any other type of vehicle
• use more than one temporary spare tire at a time
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
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Tire change procedure
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.
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. Lift the trunk cargo cover and
remove the spare tire, jack and lug
wrench.
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4. Loosen each wheel lug nut
one-half turn counterclockwise but
do not remove them until the wheel
is raised off the ground.
5. Put the jack in the jack notch
next to the tire you are changing.
Turn the jack handle clockwise until
the wheel is completely off the
ground.
Never use the rear differential
as a jacking point.
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.
6. Remove the lug nuts with the lug wrench.
7. 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.
8. Lower the wheel by turning the jack handle counterclockwise.
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9. Remove the jack and fully tighten
the lug nuts in the order shown.
10. Put flat tire, jack and lug wrench
away. Make sure jack is fastened so
it does not rattle when you drive.
11. Unblock the wheels.
1
3
4
5
2
Wheel lug nut torque specifications
Retighten the lug nuts to the specified torque at 800 km (500 miles)
after any wheel disturbance (tire rotation, changing a flat tire, wheel
removal, etc.).
Bolt size
Wheel lug nut torque*
Nm
Lb-ft
M12 x 1.5
115-142
85-105
* 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
Your battery is located in the trunk of 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 to its
optimum shift feel.
1. Use only a 12–volt supply to start your vehicle.
2. Do not disconnect the battery of your disabled vehicle as this could
damage the vehicle’s electrical system. Keep the battery vent hose
attached at all times.
3. Park the booster vehicle close to the trunk of your 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 the 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 the spare tire
tie-down stud. (Your vehicle may be equipped with a plastic cap on top
of the tire tie-down stud. This cap must be removed prior to attaching
the cable to the stud.)
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 spare tire tie-down stud.
+
+
–
–
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 with a wheel lift or flatbed
equipment. Do not tow with a slingbelt. Ford Motor Company has not
approved a slingbelt towing procedure.
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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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
In Canada:
Customer Relationship Centre
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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
from Ford and Lincoln Mercury dealership management, recognized for
their business leadership qualities.
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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.
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.
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• 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.
• 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.
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• 3.0L DOHC V6 engine
• 3.9L-4V V8 engine
• Never wash or rinse the engine while it is running; water in the
running engine may cause internal damage.
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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.
• 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.
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.
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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.
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
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.
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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)
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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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 ensure the gearshift is securely latched in P
(Park).
2. Turn off the engine and remove the key.
3. Block the wheels to prevent the vehicle from moving unexpectedly.
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 at the bottom
left 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 by pushing upward on the
handle.
3. Lift the hood until the lift cylinders hold it open.
IDENTIFYING COMPONENTS IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT
3.0L DOHC V6 engine
1
8
1.
2.
3.
4.
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Engine oil filler cap
Engine oil dipstick
Brake fluid reservoir
Engine coolant reservoir
2
5.
6.
7.
8.
4
5
Air filter assembly
Power steering fluid reservoir
Windshield washer fluid reservoir
Power distribution box
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3.9L–4V V8 engine
1. Engine oil filler cap
2. Engine oil dipstick
3. Brake fluid reservoir
4. Engine coolant reservoir
5. Air filter assembly
6. Power steering fluid reservoir
7. Windshield washer fluid reservoir
8. Power distribution box
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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.
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).
4. Open the hood. Protect yourself from engine heat.
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5. Locate and carefully remove the
engine oil level indicator (dipstick).
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.
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.
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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
tightly until clicks are heard, or until it is snug.
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 of knock may be experienced.
It is recommended you use the appropriate Motorcraft oil filter (or
another brand meeting Ford specifications) for your engine application.
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BATTERY
Your vehicle is equipped with a
Motorcraft maintenance-free battery
which is located in the luggage
compartment, next to the spare tire.
Your battery is designed to purge any battery gases to the outside of the
vehicle by means of a vent hose. This vent hose MUST be attached at all
times. Replacement batteries must be of the same vented design.
If your battery has a cover/shield, make sure it is reinstalled
after the battery has been cleaned or replaced.
Your battery normally does not require additional water during its life of
service. For longer, trouble-free operation, keep the top of the battery
clean and dry. Make certain that the vent hose is attached. 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.
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.
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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.
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 lever 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.
6. Drive the vehicle to complete the relearning process.
• The vehicle may need to be driven 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.
When the battery is disconnected or a new battery installed, the
transmission must relearn its adaptive strategy. As a result of this, the
transmission may shift firmly. 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 to its
optimum shift feel.
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.
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• 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
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.
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When the engine is cold, check the
level of the engine coolant in the
reservoir.
COLD FILL
LEVEL
• 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.
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.
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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
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
• 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 fail-safe cooling
If the engine coolant supply is depleted, this feature allows the vehicle to
be driven temporarily before incremental component damage is incurred.
The “fail-safe” distance depends on ambient temperatures, vehicle load
and terrain.
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How fail-safe cooling works
If the engine begins to overheat:
• The engine coolant temperature
gauge will move to the H (hot)
area.
symbol will
• The
illuminate.
• The
symbol will illuminate.
• The
symbol will illuminate.
If the engine reaches a preset over-temperature condition, the engine
will automatically switch to alternating cylinder operation. Each disabled
cylinder acts as an air pump and cools the engine.
When this occurs the vehicle will still operate. However:
• The engine power will be limited.
• The air conditioning system will be disabled.
Continued operation will increase the engine temperature and the engine
will completely shut down, causing steering and braking effort to
increase.
Once the engine temperature cools, the engine can be re-started. Take
your vehicle to a service facility as soon as possible to minimize engine
damage.
When fail-safe mode is activated
You have limited engine power when in the fail-safe mode, so drive the
vehicle with caution. The vehicle will not be able to maintain high-speed
operation and the engine will run rough. Remember that the engine is
capable of completely shutting down automatically to prevent engine
damage, therefore:
1. Pull off the road as soon as safely possible and turn off the engine.
2. Arrange for the vehicle to be taken to a service facility.
3. If this is not possible, wait a short period for the engine to cool.
4. Check the coolant level and replenish if low.
Never remove the coolant reservoir cap while the engine is
running or hot.
5. Re-start the engine and take your vehicle to a service facility.
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Driving the vehicle without repairing the engine problem
increases the chance of engine damage. Take your vehicle to a
service facility as soon as possible.
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
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.
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• 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.
• DO NOT use a device that would hold the fuel pump handle in the fill
position.
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Fuel Filler Cap
Your fuel tank filler cap has an indexed design with a 1/8 turn on/off
feature.
When fueling your vehicle:
1. Turn the engine off.
2. Carefully turn the filler cap counterclockwise 1/8 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 1/8 of a turn until it stops.
If the “Check Fuel Cap” indicator comes on and stays on after 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.
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.
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Octane recommendations
Your vehicle is designed to use
“Premium” unleaded gasoline with
an (R+M)/2 octane rating of 91 or
higher for optimum performance.
(R+M)/2 METHOD
The use of gasolines with lower
octane ratings may degrade performance. We do not recommend the use
of gasolines labeled as “Premium” in high altitude areas that are sold
with octane ratings of less than 91.
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 “Premium”
unleaded gasoline. 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.
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.
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• 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
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.
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• Use the same filling rate setting (low — medium — high) each time
the tank is filled.
• Allow no more than 2 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.
Habits
• Smooth, moderate operation can yield up to 10% savings in fuel.
• Steady speeds without stopping will usually give the best fuel
economy.
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• 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).
• Adding certain accessories to your vehicle (for example bug
deflectors, rollbars/light bars, running boards, ski/luggage racks) may
reduce fuel economy.
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• 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
emission control, such non-Ford parts should be equivalent to genuine
Ford Motor Company parts in performance and durability.
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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.
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 in this range.
5. If the fluid is low, add fluid in
small amounts, continuously
checking the level until it reaches
the range between the MIN and
MAX lines. Be sure to put the cap
back on the reservoir.
MAX
MIN
MAX
MIN
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
“MAX” lines are within the normal
MIN
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.
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TRANSMISSION FLUID
Checking automatic transmission fluid
The 5R55S transmission does not have a transmission fluid dipstick.
Refer to your scheduled maintenance guide for scheduled intervals for
fluid checks and changes. Your transmission does not consume fluid.
However, the fluid level should be checked if the transmission is not
working properly, i.e., if the transmission slips or shifts slowly or if you
notice some sign of fluid leakage.
Transmission fluid should be checked and, if required, fluid
should be added by a qualified technician.
Before adding any fluid, make sure the correct type is used. Use only
MERCON威 V automatic transmission fluid. The type of fluid used is
indicated on the transmission fluid pan, extension housing and also in
the Lubricant specifications section in this chapter.
Use of a non-approved automatic transmission fluid may cause
internal transmission component damage and void the warranty.
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.
AIR FILTER MAINTENANCE
Refer to the scheduled maintenance guide for the appropriate intervals
for changing the air filter element.
When changing the air filter element, use only the Motorcraft air filter
element listed. Refer to Motorcraft Part Numbers.
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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Changing the air filter element
1. Loosen the hose clamp on the
outlet tube at the air filter housing.
2. Release the two clamps that
secure the cover to the air filter
housing and place the cover aside.
3. Remove the air filter element
from the air filter housing.
4. Wipe the air filter housing and cover clean to remove any dirt or
debris and to ensure good sealing.
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5. Install a new air filter element. Be careful not to crimp the filter
element edges between the air filter housing and cover. This could cause
filter damage and allow unmetered air to enter the engine if not properly
seated.
6. Replace the air filter housing
cover and secure the clamps. Be
sure all of the tabs on front edge are
correctly aligned as shown.
Note: If you encounter any difficulty in replacing your air filter element,
have your vehicle serviced at your local dealer.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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. M+S or M/S: Mud and Snow. or
AT: All Terrain. or
AS: All Season.
9. 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.
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10. Tire Ply Composition and Material Used: Indicates the number of
plies indicates 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
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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RAR
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EM INF
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, including the spare,
at least monthly and before long trips. You are strongly urged to buy a
reliable tire pressure gauge, as automatic service station gauges may be
inaccurate.
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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.
5. Repeat this procedure for each tire, including the spare.
Note: Some spare tires require higher inflation pressure than the other
tires.
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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 tire 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.
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Safety practices
Driving habits have a great deal to do with your tire mileage and safety.
• Observe posted speed limits
• 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.
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SNOW TIRES AND CHAINS
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 or chains.
Follow these guidelines when using snow tires and chains:
• Use only SAE Class S chains with P225/55R16 tires.
• Do not use tire chains with size P235/50R17 tires. Use of SAE Class S
chains or other chain types may damage your vehicle.
• 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 insulation and bumpers will help prevent vehicle
damage. Do not remove these components from your vehicle when
using snow tires or chains.
MOTORCRAFT PART NUMBERS
Component
Air filter element
Fuel filter
Battery (standard)
Battery (optional)
Oil filter
PCV valve
Spark plugs*
3.0L-4V V6 engine
FA-1679
FG-1011
BXT-66-650
BXT-66-750
FL-400S
EV-257
AGSF-22FSM
3.9L-4V V8 engine
FA-1679
FG-1011
BXT-66-650
BXT-66-750
FL-218
N/A
AGSP-32F
* Refer to Vehicle Emissions Control Information (VECI) decal for spark
plug information.
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REFILL CAPACITIES
Fluid
Brake fluid
Engine oil
(includes filter
change)6
Engine coolant
Power steering
fluid
Rear axle 3
Fuel tank
Transmission
fluid 4
Windshield
washer fluid
2
Ford Part
Name
Motorcraft High
Performance
DOT 3 Motor
Vehicle Brake
Fluid 1
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)
Motorcraft
MERCON威 ATF
Motorcraft SAE
75W-90 Fuel
Efficient High
Performance
Synthetic Rear
Axle Lubricant
N/A
Motorcraft
MERCON威V
ATF
Motorcraft
Premium
Windshield
Washer
Concentrate
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Application
Capacity
All
Fill to MAX line
on reservoir
3.0L-4V V6
engine
6.5L (6.9
quarts)
3.9L-4V V8
engine
6.2L (6.5
quarts)
3.0L-4V V6
engine
3.9L-4V V8
engine
All
10.6L (11.2
quarts)
11.3L (11.9
quarts)
Fill to MAX line
on reservoir
1.2-1.3L (2.5-2.7
pints)
All
All
Automatic
(5R55S)
All
68.2L (18.0
gallons)
11.2L (11.9
quarts) 5
Fill to line on
reservoir
Maintenance and Specifications
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
Your vehicle’s rear axle is filled with a synthetic rear axle lubricant and
is considered lubricated for life. These lubricants do not need to be
checked or changed unless a leak is suspected, service is required or the
axle assembly has been submerged in water. The axle lubricant should
be changed any time the rear axle has been submerged in water. Fill 6
mm to 14 mm (1/4 inch to 9/16 inch) below bottom of fill hole.
4
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.
5
Approximate dry capacity, includes cooler and tubes. Fluid level should
be checked by a qualified service technician.
6
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.
LUBRICANT SPECIFICATIONS
Item
Brake fluid
Door
weatherstrips
Door latch,
hood latch,
auxiliary hood
latch, door
hinges, striker
plates, seat
tracks and fuel
filler door hinge
Ford part
name
Motorcraft High
Performance
DOT 3 Motor
Vehicle Brake
Fluid 1
Silicone
Lubricant
Multi-Purpose
Grease
Ford part
number
PM-1
Ford
specification
ESA-M6C25-A
and DOT 3
F5AZ-19553-AA
ESR-M13P4-A
XG-4 or XL-5
ESR-M1C159-A
or
ESB-M1C93–B
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Item
Ford part
Ford part
Ford
name
number
specification
Engine coolant Motorcraft
VC-7–A
WSS-M97B51–A1
Premium Gold
Engine Coolant
(yellow-colored)
Engine oil (all
Motorcraft SAE XO-5W20-QSP
WSS-M2C153-H
engines)
5W-20 Premium (US)
with API
Synthetic Blend CXO-5W20–LSP12 Certification
Motor Oil (US) (Canada)
Mark
Motorcraft SAE
5W-20 Super
Premium Motor
Oil (Canada)
Lock cylinders Motorcraft
Motorcraft XL-1
none
Penetrating and
Lock Lubricant
Power steering Motorcraft
XT-2-QDX
MERCON威
fluid
MERCON威 ATF
Rear Axle
Motorcraft SAE XY-75W90-QFEHP
Lubricant
75W-90 Fuel
Efficient High
Performance
Synthetic Rear
Axle Lubricant2
Automatic
Motorcraft
XT-5-QM
MERCON威V
transmission
MERCON威V
fluid
ATF 3
Windshield
Ultra-clear
C9AZ-19550-AC
ESR-M17P5-A
washer fluid
Windshield
Washer
Concentrate
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
Ford design rear axles contain a synthetic lubricant that does not
require changing unless the axle has been submerged in water.
3
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.
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ENGINE DATA
Engine
Displacement
Required fuel
Firing order
Spark plug gap
Ignition system
Compression ratio
3.0L-4V V6 engine
2 968 cc (181 cid)
91 octane
1-4-2-5-3-6
1.30-1.45 mm
(0.051-0.057 inch)
Coil on plug
10.5:1
3.9L-4V V8 engine
3 949 cc (241 cid)
91 octane
1-5-4-2-6-3-7-8
0.99-1.09 mm
(0.039-0.043 inch)
Coil on plug
10.75:1
VEHICLE DIMENSIONS
Vehicle dimensions
(1) Overall length
(2) Overall width
(3) Overall height
(4) Wheelbase
(5) Tread - Front
(5) Tread - Rear
mm (in)
4925 mm
1859 mm
1424 mm
2909 mm
1540 mm
1543 mm
(193.9 in)
(73.2 in)
(56.0 in)
(114.5 in)
(60.6 in)
(60.7 in)
3
5
2
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1
IDENTIFYING YOUR VEHICLE
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.)
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XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Maintenance and Specifications
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).
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.
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Truck application:
Code
M
C
W
G
U
T
E
J
H
D
R
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)
Electric
One speed electric
Automatic 5–speed overdrive (5R44E)
Automatic 5–speed overdrive (5R55W)
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
LINCOLN ACCESSORIES FOR YOUR VEHICLE
A wide selection of genuine Lincoln accessories are available for your
vehicle through your local authorized Lincoln 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 Lincoln’s
rigorous engineering and safety specifications. Ford Motor Company will
repair or replace any properly dealer-installed Lincoln 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 Lincoln 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 Lincoln 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.lincolnaccessories.com.
Exterior style
Bug shields
Deflectors
Exterior trim kits
Front end covers
Grille inserts
Headlamps, fog lights and Daytime Running Lamps (DRLS)
Splash guards
Wheels
Interior style
Cell phone holders
Electrochromatic compass/temperature interior mirrors
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Floor mats
Interior trim kits
Leather wrapped steering wheels
Scuff plates
Speed control
Lifestyle
Bike racks
Cargo organization and management
Engine block heaters and blankets
Peace of mind
Airbag anti-theft locks
First aid and safety kits
Full vehicle covers
Locking gas cap
Navigation systems
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
Index
A
Accessory delay ..........................98
AdvanceTrac ..............................194
Air bag supplemental restraint
system ................164–165, 169, 172
and child safety seats ............166
description ..............165, 169, 172
disposal ....................................176
driver air bag ..........167, 170, 174
indicator light .........168, 171, 175
operation .................167, 170, 174
passenger air bag ...167, 170, 174
side air bag ......................169, 172
Air cleaner filter .......272–273, 287
Air conditioning ....................76, 78
Antifreeze
(see Engine coolant) ................255
Anti-lock brake system
(see Brakes) ......................191–192
Anti-theft system ......................142
arming the system ..................142
disarming a triggered
system .....................................142
Audio system (see Radio) ...17, 21
Automatic transmission
driving an automatic
overdrive .................................198
fluid, adding ............................272
fluid, checking ........................272
fluid, refill capacities ..............288
fluid, specification ..................291
Axle
lubricant specifications ..289, 291
refill capacities ........................288
B
Battery .......................................253
acid, treating emergencies .....253
jumping a disabled battery ....225
maintenance-free ....................253
replacement, specifications ...287
servicing ..................................253
BeltMinder .................................159
Brakes ........................................191
anti-lock ...........................191–192
anti-lock brake system (ABS)
warning light ...........................192
fluid, checking and adding ....271
fluid, refill capacities ..............288
fluid, specifications .........289, 291
lubricant specifications ..289, 291
parking ....................................192
shift interlock ..........................197
Bulbs ............................................88
C
Capacities for refilling fluids ....288
Cargo net ...................................127
CD-single premium .....................21
Cell phone use ..........................113
Changing a tire .........................221
Child safety restraints ..............177
child safety belts ....................177
Child safety seats ..............179–180
attaching with tether straps ..184
in front seat ............................181
in rear seat ..............................181
Cleaning your vehicle
engine compartment ..............242
instrument panel ....................244
interior .....................................245
interior trim ............................245
plastic parts ............................244
washing ....................................241
waxing .....................................241
wheels ......................................242
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wiper blades ............................244
Climate control (see Air
conditioning or Heating) ......76, 78
Clock adjust
6-CD in dash .............................21
Compass, electronic ..................100
calibration ...............................101
set zone adjustment ...............101
Console ......................................126
overhead ....................................96
Controls
power seat ...............................144
steering column ......................106
Coolant
checking and adding ..............255
refill capacities ................259, 288
specifications ..................289, 291
Cruise control
(see Speed control) ..................103
Customer Assistance ................210
Ford accessories for your
vehicle .....................................246
Ford Extended Service
Plan ..........................................234
Getting assistance outside the
U.S. and Canada .....................238
Getting roadside assistance ...210
Getting the service you
need .........................................232
Ordering additional owner’s
literature .................................239
The Dispute Settlement
Board .......................................234
Utilizing the
Mediation/Arbitration
Program ...................................237
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Daytime running lamps
(see Lamps) ................................85
Defrost
rear window ..............................83
Dipstick
automatic transmission
fluid ..........................................272
engine oil .................................250
Doors
central unlocking ....................129
lubricant specifications ..........289
Driving under special
conditions ..................................202
through water .........................205
E
Emergencies, roadside
jump-starting ..........................225
Emergency Flashers .................211
Emission control system ..........268
Engine ........................................291
cleaning ...................................242
coolant .....................................255
fail-safe coolant ......................259
idle speed control ...................253
lubrication
specifications ..................289, 291
refill capacities ........................288
service points ..................248–249
Engine block heater .................191
Engine oil ..................................250
checking and adding ..............250
dipstick ....................................250
filter, specifications ........252, 287
recommendations ...................252
refill capacities ........................288
Index
specifications ..................289, 291
Exhaust fumes ..........................191
F
Fail safe cooling ........................259
Floor mats .................................126
Fluid capacities .........................288
Foglamps .....................................85
Fuel ............................................261
calculating fuel
economy ..........................116, 265
cap ...........................................263
capacity ...................................288
choosing the right fuel ...........263
comparisons with EPA fuel
economy estimates .................268
detergent in fuel .....................264
filling your vehicle with
fuel ...........................261, 263, 265
filter, specifications ........265, 287
improving fuel economy ........265
octane rating ...................264, 291
quality ......................................264
running out of fuel .................264
safety information relating to
automotive fuels .....................261
Fuses ..................................212–213
G
Garage Door Opener
(see Homelink wireless
control system) .........................110
Gas cap (see Fuel cap) ............263
Gas mileage
(see Fuel economy) .................265
Gauges .........................................15
Head restraints .................143, 148
Headlamps ...................................84
aiming ........................................86
autolamp system .......................84
bulb specifications ....................88
daytime running lights .............85
flash to pass ..............................86
replacing bulbs ...................89–90
turning on and off ....................84
Heating
heating and air conditioning
system .................................76, 78
HomeLink universal
transceiver
(see Garage door opener) .......113
Homelink wireless control
system ........................................110
Hood ..........................................248
I
Ignition ...............................188, 291
Infant seats
(see Safety seats) .............179–180
Inspection/maintenance (I/M)
testing ........................................270
Instrument panel
cleaning ...................................244
cluster ........................................10
lighting up panel and
interior .......................................86
J
Jack ............................................221
positioning ...............................221
storage .....................................221
Jump-starting your vehicle ......225
H
K
Hazard flashers .........................211
Keyless entry system ...............138
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autolock ...................................136
Keys ...........................................128
positions of the ignition .........188
valet key ..................................128
programmable memory ..........137
side view mirrors (power) .....102
Moon roof ..................................109
Motorcraft parts ................265, 287
L
N
Lamps
autolamp system .......................84
bulb replacement
specifications chart ..................88
daytime running light ...............85
fog lamps ...................................85
headlamps .................................84
headlamps, flash to pass ..........86
instrument panel, dimming .....86
interior lamps .....................88–89
replacing bulbs ...................88–92
Lane change indicator
(see Turn signal) ........................87
Lights, warning and indicator ....10
anti-lock brakes (ABS) ..........192
Load limits .................................205
Locks
autolock ...................................136
childproof ................................130
doors ........................................128
Lubricant specifications ...289, 291
Lumbar support, seats .............144
Navigation system .......................26
cd functions ..............................42
destination mode ......................55
DVD location .............................74
map mode .................................45
quick start .................................28
radio functions ..........................34
M
Message center .................114–115
select button ...........................114
warning messages ...................118
Mirrors ...................................96, 99
automatic dimming rearview
mirror ........................................99
fold away .................................102
heated ......................................102
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Octane rating ............................264
Oil (see Engine oil) ..................250
P
Parking brake ............................192
Parts (see Motorcraft parts) ....287
Passenger Occupant
Classification Sensor .................153
Pedals (see Power adjustable
foot pedals) ...............................103
Power adjustable foot pedals ...103
Power distribution box
(see Fuses) .......................216, 219
Power door locks ......................128
Power steering ..........................193
fluid, checking and adding ....270
fluid, refill capacity ................288
fluid, specifications .........289, 291
Power Windows ...........................97
R
Radio ......................................17, 21
Index
Rear Park Assist .......................203
Rear window defroster ...............83
Relays ........................................212
Remote entry system ...............132
opening the trunk ...................134
Roadside assistance ..................210
Roof rack ...................................127
S
Safety Belt Maintenance ..........164
Safety belts (see Safety
restraints) ..................150, 154–158
Safety defects, reporting ..........240
Safety restraints ........150, 154–158
belt minder .............................159
extension assembly ................163
for adults .........................155–157
for children .....................176–177
Occupant Classification
Sensor ......................................153
safety belt maintenance .........164
warning light and chime ........159
Safety seats for children ..179–180
Seat belts
(see Safety restraints) .............150
Seats ..........................................143
child safety seats ............179–180
climate control ........................147
easy access/easyout feature ..145
memory seat ...................137, 146
Select Shift Transmission
(SST) shifter .............................200
Servicing your vehicle ..............247
Setting the clock
AM/FM/In-dash 6 CD ................21
Spare tire
(see Changing the Tire) ...........222
Spark plugs,
specifications .....................287, 291
Specification chart,
lubricants ...........................289, 291
Speed control ............................103
Starting your vehicle ........188–190
jump starting ..........................225
Steering
speed sensitive .......................193
Steering column lock ..................96
Steering wheel
controls ....................................106
tilting .........................................95
T
Tilt steering wheel ......................95
Tires ...........................221, 274–275
changing ..................221–223, 225
snow tires and chains ............287
tire grades ...............................275
treadwear ................................275
Towing .......................................208
recreational towing .................209
trailer towing ..........................208
wrecker ....................................231
Traction control ........................194
Transmission .............................197
brake-shift interlock (BSI) ....197
fluid, checking and adding
(automatic) .............................272
fluid, refill capacities ..............288
lubricant specifications ..289, 291
Trunk .........................................130
remote release ................124, 134
Turn signal ..................................87
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V
Washer fluid ..............................250
Vehicle dimensions ...................291
Vehicle Identification Number
(VIN) ..........................................292
Vehicle loading ..........................205
Ventilating your vehicle ...........191
Water, Driving through .............205
Windows
power .........................................97
W
Windshield washer fluid and
wipers ..........................................93
checking and adding fluid .....250
replacing wiper blades .............94
Warning lights (see Lights) .......10
Wrecker towing .........................231
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