Owner`s manual | Fisher-Price 73610 Motorized Toy Car User Manual

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Tools needed for assembly: Phillips Screwdriver, Hammer and Safety Scissors (all not included).
Use only with a Power Wheels® 6 Volt Rechargeable Battery with A-style Connector and
Built-in Thermal Fuse and a Power Wheels® Super 6™ Volt Charger (both included).
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used with permission.
Owner's Manual
with Assembly Instructions
For Model 73610
Table of Contents
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
Important Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Warnings and Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Parts Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Battery Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Label Decoration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Battery Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Battery Care and Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Caring For Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Rules For Safe Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
How to Operate Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Statement of Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Problems and Solutions Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
A
Important Information
• To prevent damaging the motors and gears, teach
your child to stop the vehicle before switching direction.
Do not tow anything behind the vehicle or overload it.
Do not exceed the maximum weight capacity of
65 lbs (29.5 kg).
• If you have any questions about your Power Wheels®
vehicle, please call our toll-free service lines at
1-800-348-0751 from 8 AM to 6 PM (EST) Monday
through Friday. Trained customer service representatives
are available to take your call in English or French.
Habla Español? Si usted tiene alguna pregunta ó
necesita asistencia llame gratis 1-800-348-0755 para los
Estados Unidos. Tenemos representantes que hablan
español para atender su llamada.
• For your convenience, Power Wheels® maintains an
Authorized Service Center Network with more than 400
authorized service centers nationwide. Our authorized
service centers will repair or replace parts under warranty
at no extra charge, and can perform non-warranty repairs
for a minimal charge. To find the authorized service
center nearest you, please visit us on-line at
www.powerwheels.com or call 1-800-348-0751.
• To register your vehicle please visit us on-line at
www.powerwheels.com.
• Your new vehicle requires adult assembly. Please set
aside at least 60 minutes for assembly.
• You must charge your battery for 18 - 30 hours before
you use your vehicle for the first time. We recommend
that you start charging your battery before beginning
assembly. Please see Battery Charging beginning on
page 8 for detailed instructions.
• Read this manual carefully for important safety information and operating instructions before using your vehicle.
Keep this manual for future reference as it contains
important information.
• This vehicle is designed for use on: grass, asphalt and
other hard surfaces; on generally level terrain; and by
children 2 - 6 years of age and older.
• Make sure children know and follow these rules for safe
driving and riding:
- always sit on the seat.
- always wear shoes.
- only 1 (one) rider at a time.
• Use this vehicle ONLY outdoors. Most interior flooring can be damaged by riding this vehicle indoors.
Fisher-Price® will not be responsible for damage to
the floor if the vehicle is used indoors.
2
B
Warnings and Cautions
ELECTRICAL HAZARD
WARNING
• Battery can fall out and injure a child if vehicle tips over. Always use battery clamp.
• PREVENT FIRE
- Never modify the electrical system. Alterations could cause a fire resulting in serious
injury and could also ruin the electrical system.
- Use of the wrong type battery or charger could cause a fire or explosion resulting in
serious injury.
- Use of Power Wheels® components in products other than Power Wheels® vehicles
could cause overheating, fire or explosion.
• The battery must be handled by adults only. The battery is heavy and contains sulfuric
acid (electrolyte). Dropping the battery could result in serious injury.
• Never allow children to charge the battery. Battery charging must be done by adults only.
A child could be injured by the electricity involved in charging the battery.
• Never lift or carry the battery by the wires or connector. This can damage the battery and
possibly cause a fire resulting in serious injury. Lift and carry the battery by the case only.
• Read the safety instructions on the battery.
• Examine the battery, charger and their connectors for excessive wear or damage each time
you charge the battery. If damage or excessive wear is detected, do not use the charger or
the battery until you have replaced the worn or damaged part.
• HOT motors. Handle carefully.
RIDING HAZARD
WARNING
• Prevent Injuries and Deaths
• Direct Adult Supervision Required
• Keep Children Within Safe Riding Areas.
These areas must be:
- away from swimming pools and other bodies of water to prevent drownings
- generally level to prevent tipovers
- away from steps, cars, driveways, roads and alleys.
CAUTION
• In the unassembled state, this package contains small parts. Adult assembly is required.
• Use the charger in dry locations only.
3
C
Parts
• If you experience a problem with this product, or are missing a part, please call us at 1-800-348-0751, rather than
return this product to the store.
• Please identify all parts before assembly and save all packaging material until assembly is complete to ensure that no
parts are discarded.
• Metal parts have been coated with a lubricant to protect them during shipment. Wipe all metal parts with a paper towel
to remove any excess lubricant.
Wheel - 4
Vehicle Body
Hubcap - 4
Seat
Hood Latch - 2
Driver - 2
Dashboard
Windshield
4
Parts
Steering Wheel
Roll Bar
Steering Wheel Cap
Brush Guard
Steering Linkage
Front Axle - 2
Hood
(Located in motors in
back end of vehicle body.)
Steering Column
Rear Axle
5
Parts
Bushing - 2
Spacer - 2
Long Bushing - 2
WARNING
P R E V E N T
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O P E R A T E
Assembly Tool
Super 6™ Volt Charger
6 Volt Battery
Not Shown: Label Sheet - 2
*Note: For your convenience, we have included two extra cap nuts, and one extra washer and 1" screw.
.437"
#10 x 1" Screw - 8*
.437 Cap Nut – 8*
Washer - 4*
#8 x 1" Screw - 2
#8 x 4" Screw - 2
Fasteners Shown Actual Size
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D
Parts Diagram
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15
16
3
19
13
17
2
23
22
19
19
24
11
9
8
10
25
4
5
1
12
11
24
25
19
7
18
18
19
4
20
20
4
21
19
19
6
18
8
6
18
Hint: Some parts shown are assembled on both sides of the vehicle.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Vehicle Body
Dashboard
Windshield
Hubcap - 4
Driver - 2
Front Axle - 2
Steering Linkage
Wheel - 4
Rear Axle
Hood
11.
12.
13.
14.
15
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
Hood Latch - 2
Brush Guard
Steering Column
Steering Wheel
Steering Wheel Cap
Roll Bar
Seat
Washer - 4
.437 Cap Nut - 8
Short Bushing - 2
7
21. Super 6™ Volt Charger
22. 6 Volt Battery
23. Asembly Tool
24. Long Bushing - 2
25. Spacer - 2
Not Shown
#10 x 1" Screw - 8
#8 x 4" Screw - 2
#8 x 1" Screw - 2
Label Sheet - 2
E
Battery Charging
About Thermal Fuses
ELECTRICAL HAZARD
Your Power Wheels 6 volt battery with A-style connector
is equipped with a built-in thermal fuse. The thermal fuse
is a self-resetting safety device which automatically “trips”
and shuts down operation of the vehicle if the vehicle is
overloaded or the driving conditions too severe. Once a
fuse has “tripped”, it will automatically reset itself after
approximately 25 seconds and allow the vehicle to resume
normal operations. To avoid repeated automatic shutdowns, do not overload the vehicle by exceeding the
65 lbs (29.5 kg.) maximum weight capacity or by towing
anything behind the vehicle. Avoid severe driving
conditions, such as driving up slopes or running into fixed
objects, which can cause the wheels to stop spinning
while power is still being supplied to the motors and make
sure your child stops the vehicle before switching speeds
or direction.
WARNING
• Battery can fall out and injure a child if
vehicle tips over. Always use battery clamp.
• PREVENT FIRE
- Never modify the electrical system.
Alterations could cause a fire resulting in
serious injury and could also ruin the
electrical system.
- Use of the wrong type battery or
charger could cause a fire or explosion
resulting in serious injury.
- Use of Power Wheels® components in
products other than Power Wheels®
vehicles could cause overheating,
fire or explosion.
• The battery must be handled by adults only.
The battery is heavy and contains sulfuric
acid (electrolyte). Dropping the battery could
result in serious injury.
• Never allow children to charge the battery.
Battery charging must be done by adults
only. A child could be injured by the
electricity involved in charging the battery.
• Never lift or carry the battery by the wires
or connector. This can damage the battery
and possibly cause a fire resulting in
serious injury. Lift and carry the battery by
the case only.
• Read the safety instructions on
the battery.
• Examine the battery, charger and their
connectors for excessive wear or damage
each time you charge the battery. If damage
or excessive wear is detected, do not use
the charger or the battery until you have
replaced the worn or damaged part.
If a thermal fuse in a battery continually trips under
normal driving conditions, please contact your local
Power Wheels® Authorized Service Center. For the
location of the Authorized Service Center nearest to you,
visit us on-line at www.powerwheels.com, or call
1-800-348-0751.
Important Notes
• Your new battery must be charged for at least
18 hours before you use it in your vehicle for
the first time.
• We recommend that you start charging your battery
before beginning assembly of your new vehicle.
• The battery must be upright while charging.
• The charger is not a toy.
• Do not short circuit the battery.
• You do not need to remove the battery from your vehicle
to recharge it.
• Before charging the battery, examine the battery case for
cracks and other damage which may cause sulfuric acid
(electrolyte) to leak during the charging process. If
damage is detected, do not charge the battery or use it
in your vehicle. Battery acid is very corrosive and can
cause severe damage to surfaces it contacts.
• Do not charge the battery on a surface (such as kitchen
counter tops) which could be damaged by the acid
contained inside the battery. Take precautions to protect
the surface on which you charge your battery.
• Use only a Power Wheels® Super 6™ volt charger with
an A-style connector (120 VAC, 60 Hz, 15W with an
output of 6 VDC, 7.2W) to charge your Power Wheels®
6 volt battery.
• If your battery is old and will not accept a charge, do not
leave it in the vehicle. Always remove a dead battery
from the vehicle.
CAUTION
Use the charger in dry locations only.
8
Battery Charging
1
3
Battery
Compartment
WARNING
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Battery
Clamp
• Plug the charger into a standard 120 volt wall outlet.
Note: If power flow to the wall outlet is controlled by a
switch, make sure the switch is “ON”.
• Before first time use, charge the battery for at
least 18 hours. Never charge the batteries longer than
30 hours.
• Recharge the battery for at least 14 hours after each
use of your vehicle. Do not charge a battery longer than
30 hours.
• Once the battery is charged, disconnect the charger
connector from the battery connector. Unplug the
charger from the wall outlet. The battery is now charged
and is ready to be installed in your vehicle.
• Locate the battery compartment in the front end of the
vehicle body.
• Slide the battery clamp open ..
• While holding the battery clamp open, remove the
battery from the battery compartment ..
• Release the battery clamp.
2
A-Style
Charger
Connector
GAP
Incorrect
A-Style
Battery
Connector
NO GAP
Correct
• Plug the battery connector and charger connector
together. Push firmly to make sure the two connectors
are completely joined.
9
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Assembly
2
WARNING
Driver
(Ring Side Down)
Children can be harmed by small parts,
sharp edges and sharp points in the
vehicle’s unassembled state, or by electrical
items. Care should be taken in unpacking
and assembly of the vehicle. Children should
not handle parts, including the battery, or
help in assembly of the vehicle.
Groove
Rib
Wheel
(Flat Side Down)
Hubcap
1
(Flat Side Down)
Rear Axle
(with Cap Nut)
Rear Axle
• Slide a hubcap (flat side down), a wheel (flat side down)
and a driver (ring side down) on the rear axle.
• Make sure the ribs on the wheel fit into the grooves in
the driver.
.437"
Motor
3
Remove
Front Axle
.437 Cap Nut
• Place a .437 cap nut on a flat surface, inside up, as shown.
Hint: You may want to place a scrap block of wood
underneath the cap nut to protect the assembly surface.
• Fit the rear axle into the cap nut.
• Tap the opposite end of the rear axle with a hammer to
secure the cap nut in the rear axle. Pull on the cap nut
to be sure it is secure.
Motor
Remove
Front Axle
Vehicle Body
• Carefully remove the front axles from the motors in the
vehicle body.
Hint: Keep the motors in place in the vehicle body for the
next assembly step.
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Assembly
Rear Wheel
6
4
.437 Cap Nut
(Indented Side First)
Vehicle Body
Driver
Hubcap
(Pointed Side First)
Rear Axle
Motor
Rear Wheel Assembly
• Slide the rear wheel assembly through a motor and the
back end of the vehicle body.
5
.437"
Motor
• Fit the other driver onto the end of the rear axle. Make
sure the teeth in the driver fit into the motor gearbox.
• Slide a wheel (indented side first) and hubcap (pointed
side first) onto the end of the rear axle. Make sure the
ribs on the wheel fit into the grooves in the driver.
• Fit a .437 cap nut on the end of the rear axle.
• Tap the cap nut with a hammer to secure the cap nut on
the rear axle. Pull on the cap nut to be sure it is secure.
Hint: You may need the help of another adult to support
the other end of the rear axle assembly while you tap the
cap nut.
Driver
Teeth
Motor
Gearbox
7
Steering Linkage
Rear Wheel Assembly
• Continue to slide the rear wheel assembly through the
back end of the vehicle body, and out through the
other motor.
Note: Make sure the teeth in the driver fit into the
motor gearbox.
Front Axle
Short End
Groove
Front Axle
Short End
Front Axle
Long End
Front Axle
Long End
11
• Fit short end of the front axles up through the holes in
the underside of the steering linkage. Make sure the long
end of each front axle fits into the groove on each end of
the steering linkage.
Assembly
8
10
.437 Cap Nut
Front Axle
Short End
of Front
Axle
Vehicle Body
Washers
Short End
of Front Axle
.437"
• Slide a washer onto the short end of each front axle.
• Fit the front axles up through the holes in the underside
of the vehicle body.
9
• Fit a .437 cap nut onto the end of each front axle.
11
Long Bushings
Assembly Tool
.437 Cap Nut
Long Bushing
• Fit the assembly tool onto the cap nut.
• While supporting the front axle/steering linkage assembly,
tap the assembly tool with a hammer to secure the cap
• While holding the front axle/steering linkage assembly in
nut on the end of the front axle. Pull on the cap nut to be
place, fit a long bushing onto the end of each front axle.
sure it is secure.
• Push each long bushing so that it fits completely into the
•
Repeat this procedure to fasten a cap nut to the other
vehicle body.
12 front axle. Throw the assembly tool away.
Assembly
12
14
Seat
Wheel
(Indented Side First)
Hubcap
(Pointed Side First)
.437
Cap
Nut
Washer
Bushing
(Ring Side First)
Front Axle
Bushing
.437"
Ring
Side
• Insert a #10 x 1" screw through the back of the seat
and into the vehicle body. Tighten the screw.
• Turn the vehicle assembly upside down on a flat surface.
• Fit a washer, bushing (ring side first), wheel
(indented side first) and hubcap (pointed side first)
onto one of the front axles.
• Fit a .437 cap nut onto the end of the front axle.
• Tap the cap nut with a hammer to secure the cap nut on
the front axle. Pull on the cap nut to be sure it is secure.
• Repeat this procedure to assemble the other washer,
bushing, wheel, hubcap and cap nut to the other
front axle.
15
Roll Bar
Hole
Hole
13
Seat Tabs
Slots
• Turn the vehicle assembly upright.
• Fit the two tabs on the front of the seat into the two
slots in the vehicle body.
• Position the roll bar so that it bends toward the back
end of the vehicle.
• Insert and "snap" the roll bar into the large holes in the
top side of the vehicle body, as shown.
• Pull up on the roll bar to be sure it is secure.
13
Assembly
18
16
.437 Cap Nut
Dashboard
End of Steering Column
.437"
• Fit a .437 cap nut on the end of the steering column.
• Tap the cap nut with a hammer to secure the cap nut
on the steering column. Pull on the cap nut to be sure it
is secure.
Hint:
- You may need the help of another adult to keep these
two parts in the correct position.
- You may want to position the steering column on a
scrap block of wood to protect the assembly surface.
• Place the dashboard on the top side of the vehicle body,
as shown.
• Insert five #10 x 1" screws through the dashboard and
into the vehicle body. Tighten the screws.
17
Steering Wheel
Large Opening
19
Steering Wheel Cap
Steering Wheel
Steering Column
Large Opening “UP”
Bend
Upright
• Position the steering wheel with the large opening upright.
• Position the steering column so that the bend is upright,
as shown.
• Fit the steering column through the center hole in the
steering wheel.
14
• Fit the steering cap into the center of the steering wheel.
Be sure to align the notch in the steering wheel cap with
the tab in the center of the steering wheel.
• Insert two #8 x 1" screws through the steering wheel
cap and into the steering wheel. Tighten the screws.
Assembly
Large Hole in
Dashboard
Windshield
22
20
Large
Tab
Steering Column
Large
Tab
Dashboard
Bend Up
Slot
Slot
Large Opening “UP”
• Insert the steering column (with steering wheel) into the
large hole in the dashboard. Make sure the large
opening in the steering wheel and the bend in the
steering column are facing UP.
• Position the windshield so that the wipers face the front
end of the vehicle.
• Insert and "snap" the two large tabs on the windshield
into the large slots in the dashboard.
• Pull up on the windshield to be sure it is secure.
23
Hood Latches
21
.437"
.437 Cap Nut
Slots
Steering Column
• Carefully, turn the vehicle over, keeping the steering
wheel and steering column in place.
• Fit a .437 cap nut on the end of the steering column.
• Tap the cap nut with a hammer to secure the cap nut
on the steering column. Pull on the cap nut to be sure it
is secure.
• Insert a hood latch into each slot in the front end of the
vehicle body.
• Turn each hood latch a 1/ 4 turn to secure in place. Pull
up on the hood latches to be sure they are secure.
15
Assembly
24
26
Dashboard
Slots
Hood
Tabs
Brush Guard
• Insert the tabs on the rear edge of the hood into the slots
in the front of the dashboard.
• Fit the brush guard on the front end of the vehicle.
• Insert two #10 x 1" screws through the lower holes in the
brush guard and into the front end of the vehicle. Tighten
the screws.
25
27
Spacers
Lock
Fastener
Lock
Fastener
Unlocked
Locked
Brush Guard
• Using a slotted screwdriver, turn each lock fastener in
the hood 1/ 4 turn to the locked
position.
IMPORTANT! Remember to keep the lock fasteners
locked at all times to prevent children from accessing
the vehicle battery compartment.
• Fit the spacers between the top of the brush
guard and the front end of the vehicle.
• Insert two #8 x 4" screws through the two
upper holes in the brush guard, through the
spacers and into the front end of the vehicle.
• Tighten the screws.
16
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Label Decoration
Proper label application will help to keep the labels looking their best! When applying labels, keep the following
guidelines in mind:
• Wash your hands before applying the labels.
• Before applying the labels, wipe the surface of the vehicle with a clean, dry cloth to remove any dust or oils.
• Place the labels exactly as shown in the illustrations.
• For best results, avoid repositioning a label once it has been applied to the vehicle.
• After applying a label, rub the label firmly with a clean, dry cloth to make sure the label is adhered to your vehicle.
Start at the center of a label, and smooth towards the outer edges to remove air bubbles.
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15
16
14
17
18
7
5
19
4
6
Rear View
17
Label Decoration
2
11
11
3
2
12
13
8
12
10
9
13
Left Side
3
1
12
9
13
12
10
13
Right Side
18
H
Battery Installation
IMPORTANT! Use only a Power Wheels® 6 volt battery
with A-style connector and built-in thermal fuse. Use of
any other battery will damage your vehicle. Make sure that
you charge the battery for at least 18 hours using the
enclosed Power Wheels® Super 6™ volt charger before
operating your vehicle for the first time. Charge the
battery for at least 14 hours after each use of the vehicle.
Never charge the battery longer than 30 hours. Failure to
follow these instructions may damage your battery and will
void your warranty.
1
Motor
Harness
Connector
3
Battery
Connector
Hood
GAP
Incorrect
Unlocked
Correct
• Plug the battery connector into the motor harness
connector.
Note: If the battery connector will not plug into the motor
harness connector, turn it over and try again! Do not force
the battery connector into the motor harness connector.
Locked
• Using a slotted screwdriver, turn each lock fastener
1
/ 4 turn to the unlocked
position.
• Lift the hood to access the battery compartment.
2
NO GAP
4
Hood
Power Wheels®
6 Volt Battery
Slide
Battery
Clamp
Unlocked
• Slide the battery clamp open.
• Place the battery in the battery compartment and
release the battery clamp.
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Locked
• Lower the hood on the vehicle. Using a slotted screwdriver,
turn each lock fastener 1/ 4 turn to the locked
position.
IMPORTANT! Remember to keep the lock fasteners
locked at all times to prevent children from accessing
the battery compartment.
I
Battery Care
and Disposal
Battery Care and Disposal
Care
Disposal
If a battery leak develops, avoid contact with the leaking
acid and place the damaged battery in a plastic bag. See
information below for proper disposal.
If acid comes in contact with skin or eyes, flush with
cool water for at least 15 minutes and call a physician.
If acid is internally ingested, give water, milk of
magnesia or egg whites immediately. Never give emetics
or induce vomiting. Call a physician.
• Charge a new battery for at least 18 hours before first
use. Never charge the battery longer than 30 hours.
Overcharging or undercharging the battery may shorten
battery life and decrease vehicle running time.
• After the first charge, recharge the battery for at least
14 hours after each use. Never charge the battery
longer than 30 hours. Charge the battery after each
use, regardless of how long the vehicle was used.
• The battery must be upright while charging.
• Do not allow the battery to run down completely
before charging.
• Charge the battery before storing the vehicle.
• Charge the battery at least once per month, even if
the vehicle has not been used.
• Leaving the battery in a discharged condition will
ruin it.
• Always remove an exhausted battery from the vehicle.
Battery leakage and corrosion can damage the vehicle.
• Do not store the battery on a surface (such as kitchen
counter tops) which could be damaged by the acid
contained inside the battery. Take precautions to protect
the surface on which you store the battery.
• Do not store the battery in temperatures above 75° F or
below -10° F.
• Use only a Power Wheels® 6 volt battery. Remember
to charge the new battery for at least 18 hours before
first use.
• Prevent the battery from moving freely inside the
battery compartment. Always use the battery clamp to
secure the battery in the battery compartment.
• Examine the battery, charger and their connectors for
excessive wear or damage each time you charge the
battery. If damage is detected, do not use the charger
or the battery until you have replaced the worn or
damaged part.
• Your Power Wheels® battery is sealed lead-acid battery.
They must be recycled or disposed of in an environmentally sound manner.
• Do not dispose of a lead-acid battery in a fire. The
battery may explode or leak.
• Do not dispose of a lead-acid battery in your regular,
household trash. The incineration, landfilling or mixing
of sealed lead-acid batteries with household trash is
prohibited by law in most areas.
• Return an exhausted battery to a federal or state
approved lead-acid battery recycler, such as a Power
Wheels® authorized service center or a local seller of
automotive batteries. For the authorized service center
location nearest to you, please call 1-800-348-0751.
Contact your local waste management officials for other
information regarding the environmentally sound
collection, recycling and disposal of lead-acid batteries.
If you live in the State of Florida or the State of Minnesota,
it is prohibited by law for anyone to throw away lead-acid
batteries in the municipal waste stream.
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Caring
For Your Vehicle
• Check all screws, cap nuts and their protective coverings
regularly and tighten as required. Check plastic parts on
a regular basis for cracks or broken pieces.
• During snowy or rainy weather, the vehicle should be
stored inside or under a protective cover. Remember to
charge the battery at least once per month while your
vehicle is not in regular use.
• Avoid operating the vehicle in wet or snowy conditions,
and do not spray the vehicle with a hose. Do not wash
the vehicle with soap and water. Water or moisture in the
motors or electrical switches can cause them to corrode,
and could cause switch or motor failure.
• Avoid operating the vehicle on sand, loose dirt or gravel.
Sand, loose dirt or gravel in the motors or electrical
switches can cause them to jam, and could cause switch
or motor failure.
• The vehicle can be wiped down with a soft, dry cloth. For
a shiny finish, you can wipe plastic parts with a non-wax
furniture polish applied to a soft-cloth. Do not use
automotive wax. Do not use soap and water or spray the
vehicle with a hose.
• To ensure that your vehicle stays in good operating order,
we recommend that you periodically have your vehicle
checked by a Power Wheels® authorized service center.
For the location of the authorized service center nearest
you, please visit us on-line at www.powerwheels.com or
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Rules for Safe Driving
RIDING HAZARD
WARNING
Prevent Injuries and Deaths
• Direct Adult Supervision Required.
• Keep Children Within Safe Riding Areas
These areas must be:
- away from swimming pools and other
bodies of water to prevent drownings.
- generally level to prevent tipovers.
- away from steps, driveways, roads
and alleys.
Teach Safety Rules to Children
While children can quickly develop the skill necessary to
drive this vehicle, it is important to remember that their
judgment skills are still very immature. Unsupervised
driving by children can lead to serious injury. Before
children use this vehicle, an adult should carefully
evaluate the driving area as well as the children’s skill
level and ability to drive this vehicle safely. Children are
not always able to recognize or anticipate hazards, even
when they have been taught about them. THERE IS NO
ACCEPTABLE SUBSTITUTE FOR DIRECT ADULT
SUPERVISION.
Teach appropriate safety rules to your child before
allowing operation of this vehicle. These rules should also
be reviewed with neighborhood children or other playmates
who want to drive this vehicle.
7. Do not allow your child to drive on sloped or inclined
surfaces. Restrict your child’s driving to generally
level ground ONLY!
8. Do not allow your child to drive down or across a
steep slope.
- The vehicle may gain unsafe speed, even if the pedal
is released to stop.
- The vehicle may tilt and tip over.
- The wheels could lose traction, causing the vehicle
to slip.
9. Do not allow your child to drive up steep inclines. The
motor may stop and the vehicle could roll backwards at
an unsafe speed.
10. Never put anything near any moving parts. Rotating
parts such as motors, gear boxes and wheels can snag
fingers, hair, etc., causing serious injury. Do not allow
operation of the vehicle when it is on its side or in an
upside-down position.
11. Do not operate the vehicle near flammable vapors
(gasoline, paint thinner, acetone, liquid wax, etc.).
The vehicle’s electrical switches, like most electrical
switches, emit an internal spark when first turned on or
turned off. The presence of flammable liquids or vapors
could cause an explosion or a fire. Keep all flammable
products in tightly sealed containers and away from
the vehicle.
12. Do not allow a child to operate the vehicle without
direct adult supervision. To prevent unsupervised use of
the vehicle, disconnect the motor harness from the
battery when the vehicle is not in use.
Riding Rules
Make sure children know and follow these rules for
safe driving:
1. Always sit on the seat.
2. Always wear shoes.
3. Only 1 (one) rider at a time. A child who is not sitting on
the seat or who is standing on the vehicle could fall off,
cause a tip-over or block the driver’s view. A child could
be seriously injured.
4. Do not allow any child to drive the vehicle in the street
or near moving (motorized) vehicles.
5. Do not allow any child to drive near bodies of water
(such as pools or creeks), obstructions (such as
furniture, low tree limbs or play equipment), or drop-offs
(such as stairs or decks).
6. Do not allow any child to drive the vehicle in the dark.
A child could encounter unexpected obstacles and have
an accident. Operate the vehicle only in the daytime or
a well-lit area.
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How to Operate Your Vehicle
IMPORTANT! Use this vehicle ONLY outdoors. Most interior flooring can be damaged by riding
this vehicle indoors. Fisher-Price® will not be responsible for damage to the floor if the vehicle is
used indoors.
To Stop
FORWARD
FORWARD
• Your vehicle has a patented, electronic braking system
that automatically stops the vehicle when your child’s foot
is lifted from the pedal.
• Make sure your child is comfortable with steering the
vehicle and automatically knows how to stop.
• Press the FORWARD button on the floor of the
vehicle body.
• Press the foot pedal. The vehicle drives forward at a
maximum of 31/2 mph.
• Help your child practice steering to learn how far and
how quickly to turn the wheel when driving forward in
low speed.
REVERSE
IMPORTANT! To prevent damaging the motors and gears,
teach your child to stop the vehicle before switching
direction. Never shift from drive to reverse, or from
reverse to drive, without stopping.
REVERSE
• Press the REVERSE button on the floor of the vehicle.
• Press the foot pedal. The vehicle backs-up at a
maximum of 31/2 mph.
• Help your child practice steering to learn how far
and how quickly to turn the wheel when driving
in reverse.
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Bumper-to-Bumper* Limited Warranty
*One year limited warranty from the date of purchase on the Power Wheels® vehicle.
Six month limited warranty on the 6 volt battery.
For the original purchaser, this one year limited warranty covers the Power Wheels® ride-on vehicle (purchased from
Power Wheels®) against defects in materials and workmanship. The six month limited warranty applies only to the 6 volt
battery included by Power Wheels® with the original purchase of the vehicle.
This warranty covers normal use and does not cover the Power Wheels® vehicle or battery if damaged by unreasonable
use, neglect, accident, abuse, misuse, improper service or other causes not arising out of defects in materials or
workmanship. Evidence of any attempt at consumer repair will void this warranty. THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER,
AND IS INTENDED TO EXCLUDE, ANY LIABILITY ON THE PART OF POWER WHEELS®, WHETHER UNDER THIS
WARRANTY OR IMPLIED BY LAW FOR ANY INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES FOR BREACH OF
WARRANTY. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION SO THIS LIMITATION MAY NOT
APPLY TO YOU.
Should you need service or assistance with your vehicle during the warranty period, do not return the vehicle to the
store. Power Wheels® has provided a nationwide network of authorized service centers. If there is not an authorized service
center in your area, please call Consumer Relations for information, 1-800-348-0751.
THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH MAY
VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
PLEASE SAVE YOUR ORIGINAL SALES RECEIPT.
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Problems and Solutions Guide
IMPORTANT! If you experience a problem with your vehicle, first check the Problems and Solutions
Guide below. If you still experience a problem, please contact Power Wheels® Consumer Relations,
toll-free at 1-800-348-0751 between 8 AM and 6 PM (EST) Monday through Friday. Or, contact your
local Power Wheels® authorized service center. For the location nearest you, please visit us on-line
at www.powerwheels.com, or call 1-800-348-0751.
Problem
Vehicle does not run
Possible Cause
Solution
Undercharged battery
Charge the battery. A new battery should have been
charged for at least 18 hours before using the vehicle for
the first time. After first-time use, recharge the battery for
at least 14 hours after each use. Never charge the battery
longer than 30 hours.
Check all connectors. Make sure the battery connector is
tightly plugged into the charger connector, and that the
charger is plugged into the wall.
Make sure power flow to the wall outlet is “ON”.
Charger is not working
There is no sure way to tell if your charger is working unless
you have a volt meter. If you suspect there is a problem with
your charger, contact your local Power Wheels® authorized
service center. They can test your charger for you.
Tripped thermal fuse
The built-in thermal fuse may "trip" and shut down operation
of the vehicle if the vehicle is overloaded or the driving
conditions too severe. The fuse will automatically reset itself
after approximately 25 seconds, allowing the vehicle to
resume normal operation. To avoid repeated automatic
shutdowns, do not overload the vehicle by exceeding the
65 lb maximum weight capacity or by towing anything behind
the vehicle. Do not drive up hills or run into fixed objects,
which can cause the wheels to stop spinning while power
is still being supplied to the motors. If a thermal fuse
continually trips, contact your local Power Wheels® authorized
service center.
Loose wire or loose connectors
Check all wires and connectors. Make sure the battery
connector is tightly plugged into the motor harness connector
and that there are no loose wires around the motors.
Dead battery
If your battery is old or if you have not followed Battery
Care instructions, your battery may be dead. If you are
unsure whether or not the battery are dead, you can have
it tested at your local Power Wheels® authorized
service center.
Electrical switch damage
The electrical switches can become corroded due to
exposure to water or moisture, or can jam due to loose dirt,
sand or gravel. Contact your local Power Wheels® authorized
service center for diagnosis and repair.
Motor damage
Contact your local Power Wheels® authorized service center
for diagnosis and repair.
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Problems and Solutions Guide
Problem
Vehicle was running but
suddenly stopped
Short run time (Less than
1 - 3 hours per charge)
Possible Cause
Solution
Loose wire or loose connectors
Check all wires and connectors. Make sure the battery
connector is tightly plugged into the motor harness connector, and that there are no loose wires around the motors.
Tripped thermal fuse
The built-in thermal fuse may "trip" and shut down operation
of the vehicle if the vehicle is overloaded or the driving
conditions too severe. The fuse will automatically reset itself
after approximately 25 seconds, allowing the vehicle to
resume normal operation. To avoid repeated automatic
shutdowns, do not overload the vehicle by exceeding the
65 lb maximum weight capacity or by towing anything
behind the vehicle. Do not drive up hills or run into fixed
objects, which can cause the wheels to stop spinning while
power is still being supplied to the motors. If a thermal fuse
continually trips, contact your local Power Wheels®
authorized service center.
Undercharged battery
Charge the battery. A new battery should have been
charged for at least 18 hours before using the vehicle for
the first time. After first-time use, recharge the battery for
at least 14 hours after each use. Never charge the
battery longer than 30 hours.
Check all wires and connectors. Make sure the battery
connector is tightly plugged into the charger connector, and
that the charger is plugged into the wall.
Make sure power flow to the wall outlet is “ON”.
Vehicle runs sluggishly
Overcharged battery
Do not charge the battery longer than 30 hours. If you
suspect that your battery is damaged as a result of
overcharging, contact your local Power Wheels® authorized
service center. They can test the battery for you.
Battery is old and will not
accept full charge
Even with proper care, a rechargeable battery does not
last forever. Average battery life is 1 to 3 years depending on
vehicle use and use conditions. Replace only with a
Power Wheels® 6 Volt battery with A-style connector and
built-in thermal fuse. Do not substitute parts.
Tripped thermal fuse
The built-in thermal fuse may "trip" and shut down operation
of the vehicle if the vehicle is overloaded or the driving
conditions too severe. The fuse will automatically reset itself
after approximately 25 seconds, allowing the vehicle to
resume normal operation. To avoid repeated automatic
shutdowns, do not overload the vehicle by exceeding the
65 lb maximum weight capacity or by towing anything
behind the vehicle. Do not drive up hills or run into fixed
objects, which can cause the wheels to stop spinning while
power is still being supplied to the motors. If a thermal fuse
continually trips, contact your local Power Wheels®
authorized service center.
Undercharged battery
Charge the battery. A new battery should have been
charged for at least 18 hours before using the vehicle for
the first time. After first-time use, recharge the battery for
at least 14 hours after each use. Never charge the battery
longer than 30 hours.
Check all connectors. Make sure the battery connector
is tightly plugged into the charger connector, and that the
charger is plugged into the wall.
Make sure power flow to the wall outlet is “ON”.
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Problems and Solutions Guide
Problem
Vehicle runs sluggishly (cont.)
Possible
Cause
Possible Cause
Solution
Solution
Battery needs charging
Be sure to charge the battery after each use.
Battery is old and will not accept
accept full charge
Even with proper care, a rechargeable battery does not
last forever. Average battery life is 1 to 3 years depending
on vehicle use and use conditions. Replace only with a
Power Wheels® 6 Volt battery with A-style connector and built-in
thermal fuse. Do not substitute parts.
Vehicle is overloaded
Make sure you do not overload the vehicle by allowing
more than one rider at one time, exceeding the 65 lb.
maximum weight capacity, or by towing objects behind the
vehicle. If the vehicle is overloaded, the built-in thermal fuse in
the battery may "trip", and automatically shut down operation of
the for approximately 25 seconds. Adjust the driving conditions
to prevent repeated automatic shutdowns.
Driving conditions are too stressful
Use only on generally level ground.
Loose wire or connector
Check all wires around the motors and all connectors to
make sure they are tight.
Motor or electrical switch damage
Contact your local Power Wheels® authorized service
center for diagnosis and repair.
Loose wire or connector
Check all wires around the motors and all connectors
to make sure they are tight.
“Dead Spot” on motor
Contact your local Power Wheels® authorized service
center for diagnosis and repair.
Damaged battery
Contact your local Power Wheels® authorized service
center for diagnosis and repair.
Child is switching between
FORWARD and REVERSE
without stopping
Teach your child to stop the vehicle before switching
direction.
Loud clacking or grinding
noise from a motor-gearbox
Broken gears
Contact your local Power Wheels® authorized service
center for diagnosis and repair.
Charger gets warm during use
It is normal for some chargers to get
warm during use and is not reason
for concern. Some chargers do not
get warm during use.
No action required.
Sometimes the vehicle doesn’t
run, but other times it does
When the foot pedal is pressed,
the vehicle won’t run without
a push
Battery’s thermal fuse constantly
"trips", but the vehicle is not
overloaded nor the driving
conditions too severe
Battery makes a sizzling or
gurgling noise when charging
It is normal for some batteries to
make noise and swell slightly while
charging and is not reason for concern.
If your charger does not get warm during
use, it does not mean that it is not working properly.
No action required.
If your battery does not make noise or swell slightly
during charging, it does not mean that it is
not accepting the charge.
If, after reviewing the Problems and Solutions Guide, the vehicle still fails to operate, please contact your nearest authorized
service center.
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IMPORTANT!
DO NOT use this vehicle
for the first time until you have
charged the battery for 18 hours.
Remember to…
✔ Charge the battery immediately after each use.
✔ Charge the battery once a month during storage, even if the
vehicle has not been used.
Failure to follow these instructions will permanently damage your battery and void your
warranty. Please refer to the Battery Care Section in this manual for more information.
For high speed operation, please refer to the "How to Operate Your Vehicle" section
in this manual for more information.
DO NOT Return your
Vehicle to the Store !
If you are missing parts or need assistance,
please call us toll-free:
Over 400 Authorized
Service Centers!
Visit us on-line at
www.powerwheels.com for
the location nearest you.
Power Wheels® Consumer Relations
1-800-348-0751
8 AM - 6 PM EST, Monday through Friday.
Or contact your local independently owned and operated
Power Wheels® Authorized Service Center.
For the location nearest you, visit us
on-line at www.powerwheels.com.
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