Specifications | Ford 2002 Excursion Automobile User Manual

Table of Contents
Introduction
4
Instrument Cluster
8
Warning and control lights
Gauges
8
14
Entertainment Systems
16
AM/FM stereo with CD
16
Climate Controls
Electronic automatic temperature control
Lights
Headlamps
Turn signal control
Bulb replacement
Driver Controls
Windshield wiper/washer control
Steering wheel adjustment
Power windows
Mirrors
Speed control
30
30
43
43
46
46
54
54
55
56
58
59
Locks and Security
76
Keys
Locks
Anti-theft system
76
76
77
Seating and Safety Restraints
Seating
Safety restraints
Air bags
Child restraints
87
87
90
100
113
1
Table of Contents
Driving
Starting
Brakes
Traction control
Transmission operation
Vehicle loading
Trailer towing
125
129
131
133
139
141
Roadside Emergencies
145
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)
145
146
146
147
156
161
167
168
177
Cleaning
178
Maintenance and Specifications
184
Engine compartment
Engine oil
Battery
Fuel information
Air filter(s)
Part numbers
Refill capacities
Lubricant specifications
2
125
186
187
190
199
211
216
216
218
Table of Contents
Accessories
223
Index
225
All rights reserved. Reproduction by any means, electronic or mechanical
including photocopying, recording or by any information storage and retrieval
system or translation in whole or part is not permitted without written
authorization from Ford Motor Company. Ford may change the contents without
notice and without incurring obligation.
Copyright © 2002 Ford Motor Company
3
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 Ford Motor Company product.
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.
4
Introduction
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
There are no particular guidelines for breaking-in your vehicle. During
the first 1,600 km (1,000 miles) of driving, vary speeds frequently. This is
recommended to give the moving parts a chance to break in.
SPECIAL NOTICES
Emission warranty
The New Vehicle Limited Warranty includes Bumper-to-Bumper
Coverage, Safety Restraint Coverage, Corrosion Coverage, and 7.3L
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.
5
Introduction
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
Master Lighting Switch
Hazard Warning Flasher
Fog Lamps-Front
Fuse Compartment
Fuel Pump Reset
Windshield Wash/Wipe
Windshield
Defrost/Demist
Rear Window
Defrost/Demist
6
Introduction
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
7
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
Illuminates briefly to ensure the
system is functional. If it comes on
after the engine is started, one of
the engine’s emission control
systems may be malfunctioning. The light may illuminate without a
driveability concern being noted and will not require towing.
Light turns on solid:
Temporary malfunctions may cause your light to illuminate. Examples
are:
• The vehicle has run out of fuel.
• Poor fuel quality or water in the fuel.
• The fuel cap may not have been properly installed and securely
tightened.
These temporary malfunctions can be corrected by filling the fuel tank
with high quality fuel of the recommended octane and/or properly
installing and securely tightening the fuel cap. After three driving cycles
without these or any other temporary malfunctions present, the 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.
8
Instrument Cluster
If the light remains on, have your vehicle serviced at the first available
opportunity.
Light is blinking:
Engine misfire is occurring which could damage your catalytic
converter.
You should drive in a moderate fashion (avoid heavy acceleration and
deceleration) and have your vehicle serviced at the first available
opportunity.
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
Illuminates when the fuel cap is not
CHECK
installed correctly. Check the fuel
FUEL
cap for proper installation. When
CAP
the fuel filler cap is properly
re-installed, the light(s) will turn off
after a period of normal driving. Continuing to operate the vehicle with
the check fuel cap light on, or a mis-installed fuel cap can activate the
Service Engine Soon/Check Engine warning light.
It may take a long period of time for the system to detect an
improperly installed fuel filler cap.
For more information, refer to Fuel filler cap in the Maintenance and
specifications chapter.
Brake system warning
To confirm the brake system
BRAKE
warning light is functional, it will
momentarily illuminate when the
!
P
ignition is turned to the ON position
(alternatively for some vehicles
when the ignition is moved from the ON position to START position, the
light will momentarily illuminate prior to reaching the START position).
It also illuminates if the parking brake is engaged. If the brake system
warning light does not illuminate as described, seek service immediately.
Illumination after the parking brake is released indicates low brake fluid
9
Instrument Cluster
level or a brake system malfunction and the brake system should be
serviced immediately by a qualified technician. Refer to Brakes in the
Driving chapter for more information.
Anti-lock brake system (ABS)
To confirm the anti-lock brake
system (ABS) warning light is
ABS
functional it will momentarily
illuminate when the ignition is
turned to the ON position
(alternatively for some vehicles when the ignition is moved from the ON
position to the START position, the light will momentarily illuminate just
prior to reaching the START position). If the light remains on, continues
to flash or fails to illuminate, have the ABS serviced immediately. If the
ABS light remains on, it means the anti-lock brake system has
malfunctioned and is disabled, however, the normal brake system will
still function unless the brake warning light also remains illuminated and
parking brake is off. Refer to Brakes in the Driving chapter for more
information.
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.
Air bag readiness
Illuminates to confirm that the air
bags (front and side) are
operational. If the light fails to
illuminate, continues to flash or
remains on, have the system
serviced immediately.
10
Instrument Cluster
Safety belt
Illuminates to remind you to fasten
your safety belts. For more
information, refer to the Seating
and safety restraints chapter.
Engine coolant temperature
Illuminates when the engine coolant
temperature is high. Stop the
vehicle as soon as safely possible,
switch off the engine and let it cool.
Never remove the coolant recovery cap while the engine is
running or hot.
Refer to Engine coolant in the Maintenance and specifications
chapter. If light stays on or continues to turn on after the vehicle warms
up, have your vehicle serviced.
Engine oil pressure
Illuminates when the oil pressure
falls below the normal range. Check
the oil level and add oil if needed.
Refer to Engine oil in the
Maintenance and specifications chapter.
Charging system
Illuminates when the battery is not
charging properly.
Traction Control姟 active
Illuminates when the Traction
Control娂 system is active. It will be
lit for a minimum of four seconds or
for the duration of the Traction
Control娂 event.
For more information, refer to the Driving chapter.
11
Instrument Cluster
Low fuel
Illuminates when the fuel level in
the fuel tank is at or near empty,
refer to Fuel gauge in this chapter
for more information.
Speed control
Illuminates when the speed control
is activated.
Low washer fluid
Illuminates when the windshield
washer fluid is low.
Turn signal
Illuminates when the turn signals or
the hazard lights are turned on. If
the lights stay on continuously or
flash faster, check for a burned-out bulb.
Bulb Warning
Illuminates when one of the exterior
bulbs has burned out.
High beams
Illuminates when the high beam
headlamps are turned on.
12
Instrument Cluster
Door ajar
Illuminates when any door or the
trunk is open.
Safety belt warning chime
Sounds to remind you to fasten your safety belts.
BeltMinder姟 chime
Sounds intermittently to remind you to fasten your safety belts.
Supplemental restraint system (SRS) warning chime
Sounds when a malfunction in the supplemental restraint system (front
or side airbags) has been detected. Have the supplemental restraint
system inspected immediately.
Headlamps on warning chime
Sounds when the headlamps or parking lamps are on, the key is removed
from the ignition and the driver’s door is opened.
Key-in-ignition warning chime
Sounds when the key is left in the ignition and the driver’s door is
opened.
Turn signal chime
Sounds when the turn signal lever has been activated to signal a turn
and not turned off after the vehicle is driven more than 0.8 km (1/2
mile).
13
Instrument Cluster
GAUGES
Engine coolant temperature gauge
Indicates the temperature of the
engine coolant. At normal operating
temperature, the needle remains
within the normal area (the area
between the “H” and “C”); if the
needle goes above the normal range,
the engine is overheating. Stop the
vehicle as soon as safely possible,
switch off the engine immediately
and let the engine cool. Refer to
Engine coolant in the
Maintenance and specifications chapter.
Never remove the coolant reservoir cap while the engine is
running or hot. Steam and scalding liquid from a hot cooling
system can burn you badly.
This gauge indicates the temperature of the engine coolant, not the
coolant level. If the coolant is not at its proper level the gauge indication
will not be accurate.
14
Instrument Cluster
Fuel gauge
Displays approximately how much
fuel is in the fuel tank. The fuel
gauge may vary slightly when the
vehicle is in motion or on a grade.
When refueling the vehicle from an
empty indication, the amount of fuel
that can be added will be less than
the advertised capacity due to the
reserve fuel.
Speedometer
Indicates the current vehicle speed.
Odometer
Registers the total kilometers
(miles) of the vehicle.
Trip odometer
Registers the kilometers (miles) of
individual journeys. To reset,
depress the control.
To switch the display from Trip A to the Trip B feature, depress the A/B
control.
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.
15
Entertainment Systems
AUDIOPHILE AM/FM STEREO IN DASH SIX CD RADIO
1. Seek control
2. Rewind/Fast forward control
3. DSP control
4. Phone/mute control
5. Eject control
6. Bass/treble control
7. Select control
8. Balance/fade control
9. Menu control
Volume/power control
Press the control to turn the audio
system on or off. Turn the control to
raise or lower volume.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
Radio preset controls
CD control
AM/FM control
ON/OFF and volume control
Load control for CDs
Shuffle control
Scan control
Tune control
PUSH ON
16
Entertainment Systems
If the volume is set above a certain level and the ignition is turned off,
the volume will come back on at a “nominal” listening level when the
ignition switch is turned back on.
Speed sensitive volume
With this feature, radio volume changes automatically and slightly with
vehicle speed to compensate for road and wind noise.
The recommended level for speed sensitive volume is from level 1
through level 3. Level 0 turns the speed sensitive volume off and level 7
is the maximum setting.
To engage the speed sensitive
volume feature, press and hold the
volume control for five seconds
PUSH ON
(with the radio on), then press:
•
to increase volume
compensation.
•
to decrease or shut off the
volume compensation.
The selected level will appear in the
display.
AM/FM select
The AM/FM select control works in
radio and CD modes.
SEL
AM
FM
CD
AM/FM select in radio mode
This control allows you to select AM or FM frequency bands. Press the
control to switch between AM, FM1 or FM2 memory preset stations.
AM/FM select in CD mode
Press this control to stop CD play and begin radio play.
Tune/disc adjust
The tune control works in radio or CD mode.
17
Entertainment Systems
Tune adjust in radio mode
to move to the next
• Press
DISC
TUNE
frequency down the band
(whether or not a listenable
station is located there). Hold the control to move through the
frequencies quickly.
to move to the next frequency up the band (whether or not
• Press
a listenable station is located there). Hold for quick movement.
Disc adjust for CD mode
to select the previous
• Press
DISC
TUNE
disc. (Play will begin on the first
track of the disc unless shuffle
mode is engaged.) Refer to Shuffle feature for more information. Hold
the control to continue reversing through the discs.
to select the next disc. Hold the control to fast-forward
• Press
through the remaining discs.
Seek function
The seek function works in radio or CD mode.
Seek function in radio mode
to find the next
• Press
listenable station down the
frequency band. SEEK DOWN
will display.
to find the next listenable station up the frequency band.
• Press
SEEK UP will display.
Seek function in CD mode
to seek to the previous
• Press
track of the current disc. If the
beginning of the disc is reached,
the CD player seeks to the
beginning of the last track on the current disc and begins playing.
to seek forward to the next track of the current disc. After
• Press
the last track has been completed, the first track of the current disc
will automatically replay.
18
Entertainment Systems
Scan function
The scan function works in radio or
CD mode.
Scan function in radio mode
Press the SCAN control to hear a brief sampling of all listenable stations
on the frequency band. Press the SCAN control again to stop the scan
mode.
Scan function in CD mode
Press the SCAN control to hear a short sampling of all selections on the
CD. (The CD scans in a forward direction, wrapping back to the first
track at the end of the CD.) To stop on a particular selection, press the
control again.
Radio station memory preset
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).
Setting memory preset stations
1. Select the frequency band with the AM/FM select control. Press the
AM/FM control to toggle between AM, FM1, or FM2.
2. Press the SEEK control to access the next listenable station up or
down the frequency band. Press the TUNE control to go up or down the
listening band in individual increments.
3. Select a station. Refer to Seek function for more information on
selecting a station.
4. Press and hold a memory preset control. The playing media will mute
momentarily. When the sound returns, the station is held in memory on
the control you selected. The display will read SAVED.
Autostore
Autostore allows you to set the strongest local 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.
19
Entertainment Systems
Starting autostore
1. Press and momentarily hold the AM/FM control.
2. AUTOSET will flash in the display
AM
CD
as the frequency band is scrolled
FM
through.
3. When the six strongest stations are filled, the station stored in
memory preset control 1 will start playing.
If there are fewer 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 AM/FM control again.
CD select
CD mode may be entered by
AM
CD
pressing the CD control and the
FM
LOAD control. Load the CD into the
audio system. The first track of the
disc will begin playing. After that, CD play will begin where it stopped
last.
If an alternative CD is desired, press the corresponding preset control
(1–6) of a loaded CD, or press the TUNE control to access the other
loaded CDs.
NO CD will display if the CD control is activated when there is not a CD
present in the audio system.
If the CD control is pressed followed by with a preset number and that
particular slot is empty, NO CD will display and the system will begin to
play the next available disc.
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.
20
Entertainment Systems
Display description
Six circles are always lit in the digital display. These signify the six CD
slots in the audio system. When a disc is loaded into a particular slot
(1–6), the number inside that specific circle lights. If the circle is empty,
there is no CD in that particular slot.
Load
The load feature allows you to load
LOAD
single CDs into the player internal
to the radio.
This six disc CD player is equipped with a CD door. Compact
discs should only be inserted into the player after the CD door
has been opened by the player. Do not attempt to force the door
open. Compact discs should only be loaded by pressing the LOAD
control.
Press the LOAD control. (You can choose which slot will be loaded by
pressing the desired preset number. If you do not choose a slot, the
system will choose the next available one.) Wait until the CD door opens.
Load the CD into the player. LOADING CD# is displayed. When the CD
has been loaded, the door will close and the CD will begin to play. For
example, to load a CD into slot 2, press the LOAD control and then press
preset 2.
Auto load
This feature allows you to autoload
LOAD
up to 6 discs into the multi disc CD
player internal to the radio.
Press and hold the LOAD control until AUTOLOAD # is displayed. The
CD door will open. Load the desired discs, one at a time. The CD is
loaded into position and the audio system will display CD#. Each time
the CD door opens, INSERT CD# is displayed. The door will close and
the player will move to the next slot after each disc has been loaded.
The process is repeated until all 6 slots are full. The audio system plays
the last CD loaded and the display is updated. If some slots are already
full and autoload is activated, the system will fill all empty slots.
21
Entertainment Systems
Eject
Press the EJ control to stop and
EJ
eject a CD. You can choose which
CD will be ejected by pressing the
EJ control and the desired preset number (1–6). For example, to eject
CD 2, press the EJ control and then press the preset 2 control. If you do
not choose a specific CD, the player will eject the current CD.
If a CD is ejected and not removed from the door of the CD player, the
player will automatically reload the CD. This feature may be used when
the ignition is ON or OFF.
Auto eject
Press and momentarily hold the EJ
EJ
control to engage auto eject. All CDs
which are present in the player will
be ejected one at a time. If a CD is ejected and not removed from the
door of the CD player, the player will automatically reload the CD. This
feature may be used when the ignition is ON or OFF.
Rewind
The rewind control works in CD
REW
FF
modes.
Press and hold the REW control
until the desired selection is reached. If the beginning of the disc is
reached, the CD will begin play at the first track. Release the control to
disengage rewind mode.
When in rewind mode, your audio system will automatically lower the
volume level of the playing media.
Fast forward
The fast forward control works in
REW
FF
CD modes.
Press and hold the FF control until
the desired selection is reached. If the end of the disc is reached, the CD
will return to the first track. Release the control to disengage fast
forward mode.
When in fast forward mode, your audio system will automatically lower
the volume level of the playing media.
22
Entertainment Systems
Shuffle feature
Press the SHUF control until the
desired shuffle mode is displayed.
The audio system will then engage
the desired shuffle mode.
When engaged, the shuffle feature has two different modes: SHUFFLE
DISC and SHUFFLE TRK.
SHUFFLE DISC randomly plays tracks from all the discs presently in the
audio system.
SHUFFLE TRK plays all the tracks on the current disc in random order.
Compression feature
The compression feature operates in
CD mode and brings soft and loud
CD passages together for a more
consistent listening level.
MENU
+
SEL
Press the MENU control until compression status is displayed. Press the
SEL control to enable the compression feature when COMPRESS OFF is
displayed. Press the SEL control again to disable the feature when
COMPRESS ON is displayed.
Bass adjust
The bass adjust control allows you
to increase or decrease the audio
system’s bass output.
Press the BASS control. Use the
SEL control to increase or decrease
the amount of bass.
Treble adjust
The treble adjust control allows you
to increase or decrease the audio
system’s treble output.
Press the TREB control. Use the
SEL control to increase or decrease
the amount of treble.
BASS
+
SEL
+
SEL
TREB
BASS
TREB
23
Entertainment Systems
Speaker balance adjust
Speaker sound distribution can be
adjusted between the right and left
speakers.
Press the BAL control. Use the SEL
control to adjust the sound between
the left and right speakers.
Speaker fade adjust
Speaker sound can be adjusted
between the front and rear
speakers.
Press the FADE control. Use the
SEL control to adjust the sound
between the front and rear speakers.
BAL
+
SEL
+
SEL
FADE
BAL
FADE
Menu mode
The MENU control allows you to
access many different features
within your audio system. There are
three sets of menus available
depending upon which mode or feature is activated.
While in FM mode, two menus are available. If RDS is turned OFF, you
can access the following:
• SELECT HOURS — Refer to Setting the clock.
• SELECT MINUTES — Refer to Setting the clock.
• RDS OFF — Refer to Radio data system feature.
If RDS is turned ON, you can access the following:
• TRAFFIC ON/OFF-Refer to Traffic announcements.
• FIND type-Refer to Program type.
• SHOW (NAME, TYPE, NONE)- Refer to Radio data system feature.
• RDS ON— Refer to Radio data system feature.
• SELECT HOURS — Refer to Setting the clock.
• SELECT MINUTES —Refer to Setting the clock.
When in CD mode, you can access: SELECT HOURS, SELECT MINUTES
or COMP ON/OFF.
24
Entertainment Systems
SELECT HOURS, SELECT MINUTES— Allows you to adjust the hours
and minutes. Refer to Setting the clock.
TRAFFIC ON/OFF— Traffic announcements can be programmed as local
or distant. Refer to Traffic announcements.
RDS ON/OFF— This feature allows your audio system to receive text
information from RDS-equipped FM radio stations. Refer to Radio Data
System feature.
FIND type — Allows you to select your desired FM program type and
search for that selection.
SHOW — Allows you to select from NAME (displays the name of the
radio station), TYPE (displays the RDS program type: rock, jazz, etc.), or
NONE (deactivates the RDS display).
Radio data system (RDS) feature
This feature allows your audio
system to receive text information
MENU
+ SEL
from RDS-equipped FM radio
stations.
To activate RDS:
• When in FM mode, press the MENU control until RDS OFF displays.
• Press the SEL control to engage this feature (RDS ON).
RDS features:
Once the RDS feature is on, press the MENU control to scroll through
the following selections:
Traffic announcements
This feature allows you to hear traffic announcements while in CD mode.
These announcements are broadcast by traffic capable RDS stations.
When in this mode, traffic announcements will interrupt radio and CD
play.
• Press the MENU control until TRAFFIC is displayed.
• Press the SEL control to engage the feature. The display will read
TRAFFIC ON.
This feature also allows you to control the volume of traffic
announcements. With the display reading TRAFFIC ON, adjust the
volume using the volume control to the desired level. The volume level
will show at the bottom of the display. Interrupting traffic
announcements will be at the selected volume level.
25
Entertainment Systems
To disengage the feature, press the MENU control until TRAFFIC ON
displays. Press the SEL control. The display will read TRAFFIC OFF.
Traffic announcements are not available in most U.S. markets.
Program type
This feature allows you to search for RDS stations selectively by their
program type.
Press the MENU control until FIND
program type is displayed.
MENU
+ SEL
Use the SEL control to select the
program type. With the feature on,
use the SEEK or SCAN control to
find the desired program type from the following selections:
• Classic
• R&B
• Country
• Religious
• Info
• Rock
• Jazz
• Soft
• Oldies
• Top 40
Show
This feature allows you to select the
type of RDS broadcast information
the radio will regularly show in the
display.
MENU
+
SEL
With RDS activated, press the
MENU control until SHOW is
MENU
+ SEL
displayed.
Use the SEL control to select TYPE
(displays the RDS program type:
rock, jazz, etc), NAME (displays the name of the radio station) or NONE
(deactivates the RDS display).
Digital signal processing
The digital signal processing (DSP) feature allows you to change the
signal mode to suit your listening tastes.
26
Entertainment Systems
Press the DSP control to access the
DSP menu. Press the SEL control to
enter one of the following modes:
• DSP OFF
• SIGNAL MODE
DSP
• OCCUPANCY MODE
Use the SEL control to select the
desired signal mode (the selected
mode will appear in the display).
The following signal modes can be
selected:
+
SEL
SEL
• DSP OFF—disengages the feature
• NEWS—”voice-only” type of sound with a limited audio band
• JAZZ CLUB—jazz club with clearly reflected sounds
• HALL—rectangular concert hall capacity of about 2 000
• CHURCH—church with a high vault
• STADIUM—outdoor stadium with a capacity of about 30 000
Press the DSP control again to access the occupancy modes. Use the
SEL control to optimize the sound based upon the occupants in the
vehicle. The following occupancy modes can be selected:
• ALL SEATS
• DRIVER SEAT
• TOP DOWN
Mute mode
Press the control to mute the
playing media. Press the control
again to return to the playing media.
Setting the clock
Press the MENU control until
SELECT HOUR or SELECT
MINUTE is displayed. (The menu
mode must be engaged to enable
clock mode).
27
Entertainment Systems
Use the SEL control to manually set
the time.
to increase
• Press
hours/minutes.
SEL
to decrease
• Press
hours/minutes.
Press the MENU control again to disengage the clock mode.
CLEANING COMPACT DISCS
Inspect all discs for contamination before playing. If necessary, clean
discs only with an approved CD cleaner and wipe from the center out to
the edge. Do not use circular motion.
CD CARE
• Handle discs by their edges only. Never touch the playing surface.
• Do not expose discs to direct sunlight or heat sources for extended
periods of time.
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.
RADIO FREQUENCY INFORMATION
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Canadian Radio
and Telecommunications Commission(CRTC) establish the frequencies
AM and FM stations may use for their broadcasts. Allowable frequencies
are:
AM 530, 540–1600, 1610 kHz
FM 87.7, 87.9–107.7, 107.9 MHz
Not all frequencies are used in a given area.
28
Entertainment Systems
RADIO RECEPTION FACTORS
Three factors can affect 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.
The audio system automatically switches to single channel reception if it
will improve the reception of a station normally received in stereo.
AUDIO SYSTEM WARRANTIES AND SERVICE
Refer to the Warranty Guide for audio system warranty information.
If service is necessary, see your dealer or a qualified technician.
29
Climate Controls
DUAL AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL (DATC) SYSTEM
1. A/C control
2. Windshield defrost control
3. Recirculated air control
4. Passenger temperature control
5. Rear defrost control
6. Heated wiper rest/windshield control
7. Windshield and floor control
8. Floor control
9. Panel and floor control
10. Panel control
11. OFF control
12. AUTO control
13. Driver temperature control
14. Fan speed control
15. Temperature conversion control
16. Exterior temperature control
30
Climate Controls
Your vehicle is equipped with a Dual Automatic Temperature Control
(DATC) system. The system will maintain a selected temperature and
automatically control air flow.
You can override the automatic operation with any of the override
controls.
The dual temperature zone feature allows the driver and front passenger
to set their own independent temperature set points for individual
comfort. The system uses common controls for air distribution and fan
speed for both driver and passenger.
Turning the DATC system on, single zone control
Press AUTO, any of the override controls, the fan speed control, or the
driver temperature selection control to turn the DATC system on in the
single zone control. While in single zone control the driver and passenger
set temperatures are equalized, and only the driver’s set temperature is
displayed. The DATC system will only operate when the ignition is in the
RUN position.
31
Climate Controls
Turning the DATC system on, dual zone control
Press the passenger temperature control to turn the DATC system on in
dual zone control. While in dual zone control, independent temperatures
are maintained for both the driver and passenger, and both set
temperatures are displayed.
Turning the system off
Press OFF. The outside temperature
(EXT) function (if selected) will
continue to operate until the
ignition is turned off.
EXT
FC
AUTO
OFF
DATC automatic operation
Press AUTO and select the desired
EXT
temperature. The selected
temperature will appear in the
FC
display window, and an indicator
above the AUTO control will light.
The DATC system will either heat or
cool the vehicle to achieve the
AUTO
OFF
selected temperature. The system
will automatically determine the fan
speed, airflow location and whether outside or recirculated air is
required.
32
F
Climate Controls
When in AUTO and weather conditions require heat, the DATC directs
the majority of the airflow to the floor area. The system will allow some
airflow out of the defroster, demister outlets and outer instrument panel
registers in order to reduce window fogging. Additionally, if the engine is
not warm enough to provide heat, the fan will operate at a low speed
and the airflow will be directed to the windshield or to the floor. In
approximately 31⁄2 minutes or less, the fan speed will start to increase
and the airflow location will change to the floor area.
When in AUTO mode, the DATC system automatically controls the air
conditioning operation, the fan speed, the airflow direction and
determines whether outside or recirculated air is required. Manual
control of the A/C, air recirculation and fan speed are available in auto
mode.
If unusual conditions exist (i.e. window fogging), the manual override
controls allow you to select airflow locations as necessary. To return to
full automatic control, press the AUTO control.
DATC system AUTO temperature balance
EXT
A/C
F
F
F C
AUTO
OFF
R
The AUTO control may be used to toggle between single zone control
and dual zone control.
When in dual zone control (both driver and passenger set temperatures
are displayed), press and hold the auto control for approximately two
seconds to equalize the passenger set temperature with the driver set
temperature. Only the driver set temperature will be displayed. This
feature is useful when the driver is alone in the vehicle.
33
Climate Controls
When in single zone control (only
driver set temperature displayed),
press and hold the AUTO control for
approximately two seconds to
return the DATC system to dual
zone control. Independent driver
and passenger temperatures will be
maintained. The previous passenger
set temperature and the current
driver set temperature are displayed.
EXT
F
FC
AUTO
OFF
Driver side temperature selection
EXT
A/C
F
F
F C
AUTO
OFF
R
The display window indicates the selected temperature and manual
) if automatic fan speed is not desired.
control of fan speed (
To control the temperature, select any temperature between 19°C (65°F)
and 29°C (85°F) by pressing the temperature control on the driver side
of the system.
For continuous maximum cooling, press the temperature control until
16°C (60°F) is shown in the display window. The DATC will continue
maximum cooling (disregarding the displayed temperature) until a
warmer temperature is selected by pressing the temperature control.
For continuous maximum heating, press the temperature control until
32°C (90°F) is shown in the display window. The DATC will continue
maximum heating (disregarding the displayed temperature) until a
cooler temperature is selected by pressing the temperature control.
34
Climate Controls
Passenger side temperature selection
To control the temperature, select
any temperature between 19° C
(65° F) and 29° C (85° F) by
pressing the temperature control on
the passenger side of the system.
A/C
F
R
Temperature conversion
Press the Fahrenheit/Celsius (°F °C)
control to switch between
Fahrenheit and Celsius temperature
on the DATC display only. The set
point temperatures in Celsius will be
displayed in half-degree increments.
EXT
C
FC
AUTO
Fan speed (
,
OFF
)
EXT
A/C
F
F
F C
AUTO
OFF
R
When AUTO is pressed, fan speed is adjusted automatically for existing
conditions. You can override fan speed at any time. To control fan speed
manually, press the fan control to cancel the automatic fan speed
operation. Press the control up for higher fan speed or down for lower
and a bar graph to indicate manual
fan speed. The display will show
fan speed operation and relative speed.
35
Climate Controls
When the fan is adjusted in the AUTO mode, the AUTO indicator will
remain lit and the system will remain in auto operation.
To return to automatic fan operation, press AUTO. The fan icon and bars
will disappear from the display, and the DATC system will return to full
automatic operation.
• A/C control
A/C
(air conditioning) — Used to manually enable or disable the
operation of the air conditioning in all modes except defrost. In all
modes, the air conditioning will only function if the outside temperature
is about 2°C (35°F) or higher. When manual A/C is selected (ON) the
indicator will be lit. When manual A/C is selected (OFF) the indicator
will not be lit.
In defrost and floor/defrost mode, if the outside temperature is about 2°C
(35°F) or higher, the air conditioner will automatically dehumidify the air
to reduce window fogging. However, the A/C indicator will be off and the
A/C override control cannot be selected.
When AUTO is selected, the A/C operates automatically for existing
conditions. With automatic A/C operation, the A/C indicator will be lit if
the outside temperature is about 2°C (35°F) or higher. You may override
the automatic A/C operation at any time. To manually control the A/C
operation and cancel automatic A/C operation, press the A/C control.
When the A/C is manually controlled in the AUTO mode, the AUTO
indicator will remain lit. To return to automatic A/C operation, press
AUTO.
EXT
A/C
F
F
F C
AUTO
OFF
R
• Recirculation control
(air recirculation) — Used to manually enable or disable the
operation of the recirculated air operation in all modes except defrost.
The use of recirculated air when the air conditioning is operating helps
to reduce the amount of time to cool down the interior of the vehicle in
36
Climate Controls
very hot conditions. Recirculated air may also help to keep undesired
outside odors from reaching the vehicle interior. It is recommended to
allow the DATC system to automatically control the selection of outside
or recirculated air.
The recirculation control cannot be selected in the defrost mode, as
interior fogging may occur.
In floor and floor/defrost modes, the DATC system will automatically
return to outside air to help reduce window fogging. When the
recirculation air control is selected, the amount of time in manual
recirculated air depends on the ambient temperature.
When AUTO is selected, the recirculated air feature operates
automatically for existing conditions. You may override the automatic
recirculated air operation at any time. To manually control the
recirculated air operation and cancel automatic recirculated air
operation, press the recirculated air control. When the recirculated air is
manually controlled in the AUTO mode, the AUTO indicator light will
remain lit. To return to full automatic recirculated air operation, press
AUTO.
Do not leave the DATC system in recirculated air operation for extended
periods of time while the system is in a heating mode or in cold/damp
conditions as this may cause interior fogging of the front, side and rear
windows.
Manual override controls
EXT
A/C
F
F
FC
AUTO
OFF
R
The manual override controls allow you to manually determine where
airflow is directed. To return to fully automatic control, press AUTO.
When a manual airflow override control is selected, the DATC system will
turn off the AUTO indicator and display the indicators of all operating
override controls. More than one override control indicator may turn on
when an override control is selected.
37
Climate Controls
The air conditioning compressor can operate in all modes except OFF.
However, the air conditioning will only function if the outside
temperature is about 2°C (35°F) or higher.
Since the air conditioner removes considerable moisture from the air
during operation, it is normal if clear water drips on the ground under
the air conditioner drain while the system is working and even after you
have stopped the vehicle.
• Airflow direction control
(panel) — Distributes air through the instrument panel.
(panel/floor) — Distributes air through the instrument panel and
the front floor ducts. For added customer comfort, the air distributed
through the floor ducts may be slightly warmer than the air sent to the
instrument panel registers.
(floor) — Distributes air through the front floor ducts. The system
will allow some airflow out the defroster ducts, the demister outlets and
outer instrument panel registers.
(floor/defrost) — Distributes air through the windshield defroster
ducts, the demister outlets and the front floor ducts. The system will
allow some airflow out of the outer instrument panel registers. For added
customer comfort, the air distributed through the floor ducts may be
slightly warmer than the air sent to the windshield defroster ducts. If the
outside temperature is about 2°C (35°F) or higher, the air conditioner
will automatically dehumidify the air to reduce window fogging. (Note
that the A/C indicator does not illuminate when this mode is selected.)
Recirculation and A/C override controls can be selected.
(defrost) — Distributes outside air through the windshield
defroster ducts and the demister outlets. It can be used to clear ice or
fog from the windshield. The system will allow some airflow out of the
outer instrument panel registers. If the outside temperature is about 2°C
(35°F) or higher, the air conditioner will automatically dehumidify the air
to reduce window fogging. Recirculation and A/C override controls
cannot be selected. Note that the A/C indicator does not illuminate
when this mode is selected.
• Turn DATC off
OFF-Outside air is kept out. The fan, heating and air conditioning will
not operate. The outside temperature will still display when selected
with the ignition in the RUN position.
38
Climate Controls
Electric window heaters
(heated wiper rest) — Located at the base of the windshield, this
feature heats the front glass area below the area heated by the front
defroster where the windshield wipers sit in their parked position. When
activated, the feature keeps the wiper blades warm and reduces the
chance of ice build up on the blades. The indicator will light when the
feature is in operation.
With the ignition in RUN and the engine running, the feature will be
automatically enabled if the temperature is below 5°C (40°F). The
feature can be manually selected or deselected at any time. However, the
automatic feature will be enabled each time the engine is started.
In cold, dry conditions where wet snow or ice is not present it is
acceptable to manually deselect the operation of this feature.
The feature will run continuously unless a low battery condition is
detected, or unless the feature is manually deselected, and will only
activate when the vehicle engine is running (to prevent excessive drain
of the vehicle battery).
R
(rear window defroster) — Refer to Rear Window Defroster.
Displaying outside temperature
EXT
EXT TEMP
F
A/C
F C
AUTO
OFF
R
Press EXT to display the outside air temperature. It will remain selected
until the EXT control is pressed again.
If the driver or passenger temperature or the fan speed is changed, or
modes selected while the outside temperature is
the AUTO or
displayed, the driver and passenger temperature display will be displayed
for 4 seconds. Following this, the outside temperature display will return
to the window.
If the outside temperature is displayed while the DATC system is in the
OFF mode and the DATC is turned on, the driver and passenger
39
Climate Controls
temperatures will be displayed for 4 seconds. Following this, the outside
temperature display will return to the window.
The outside temperature reading is most accurate when the vehicle is
moving. Higher readings may be obtained when the vehicle is not
moving. The readings may not agree with temperatures given on the
radio due to differences in vehicle and station locations.
Operating tips
and R
before driving. This will
• In humid weather, select
reduce fogging on your windshield. After a few minutes, select any
desired position.
• To prevent humidity buildup inside the vehicle, don’t drive with the
climate control system in the OFF position.
• DO NOT leave the DATC system in recirculated air mode for extended
periods of time while the system is in a heating mode or in cold or
damp conditions as this may cause interior fogging of the front, side
and rear windows.
• Do not place objects under the front seat that will interfere with the
airflow.
• Remove any snow, ice or leaves from the air intake area at the base of
the windshield.
• If your vehicle has been parked with the windows closed during hot
weather, the air conditioner will do a much faster job of cooling if you
drive for two or three minutes with the windows open. This will force
most of the hot, stale air out of the vehicle. Then operate the air
conditioner as you would normally.
• If the air conditioner works well with the recirculation feature on, but
not in the outside air mode, this may indicate that the cabin air filter
needs to be replaced.
• Do not place objects over the defroster outlets. These objects can
block airflow and reduce your ability to see through your windshield.
Also, avoid placing small objects on top of your instrument panel.
These objects can fall down into the defroster outlets and block
airflow and possibly damage your climate control system.
40
Climate Controls
• Do not place items over the climate temperature sensor grid. This may
cause improper operation of the DATC system.
• 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.
To aid in side window defogging/demisting in cold weather conditions:
1. Select
2. Set the temperature control to full heat
3. Select A/C
4. Set the fan speed to High
5. Direct the outer panel vents towards the side windows
6. In order to increase the airflow to the outer panel vents, close the
central panel vents.
Do not place objects on top of the instrument panel, as these
objects may become projectiles in a collision or sudden stop.
41
Climate Controls
REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER
Press the rear window defroster
control to clear the rear window of
R
thin ice or fog. The indicator will
illuminate when the rear window
defroster is selected.
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 10 minutes or
sooner if a low battery condition is detected, or when the ignition is
turned to the OFF position. To manually turn off the rear window
defroster before 10 minutes have passed, push the control again.
CABIN AIR FILTER
Your vehicle is equipped with a cabin air filter. This 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, contact your Ford, Lincoln
or Mercury Dealer.
42
Lights
MASTER LIGHTING SWITCH
Rotate the headlamp control to the
first position to turn on the parking
lamps.
Rotate to the second position to
turn on the headlamps.
AUTO
Autolamp control
The autolamp system provides light
sensitive automatic on-off control of
AUTO
the exterior lights normally
controlled by the master lighting
switch.
The autolamp system also keeps the
lights on for a preselected period of
time after the ignition switch is
turned to OFF.
• To turn autolamps on, rotate the
control counterclockwise. The preselected time lapse is adjustable up
to approximately three minutes by continuing to rotate the control
counterclockwise.
• To turn autolamps off, rotate the control clockwise to OFF.
Daytime running lamps (DRL) (Canada Only)
Turns the lowbeam 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.
43
Lights
Always remember to turn on your headlamps at dusk or during
inclement weather. The Daytime Running Light (DRL) System
does not activate your tail lamps and generally may not provide
adequate lighting during these conditions. Failure to activate your
headlamps under these conditions may result in a collision.
High beams
Pull toward you until control stops
to activate. Repeat to deactivate.
Flash to pass
Pull toward you slightly to activate
and release to deactivate.
INT
OFF
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.
44
INT
AUTO
Lights
HEADLAMP VERTICAL AIM ADJUSTMENT
1. Park the vehicle on a level surface approximately 7.6 meters (25 feet)
from a vertical wall or screen directly in front of it.
• (1) Eight feet
• (2) Center height of lamp to ground
• (3) Twenty five feet
• (4) Horizontal reference line
2. Measure the height from the
center of your headlamp to the
ground and mark a 2.4 meter (8
foot) horizontal reference line on
the vertical wall or screen at this
height (a piece of masking tape
works well). The center of the lamp
is marked by a 3.0 mm circle on the
headlamp lens.
3. Turn on the low beam headlamps to illuminate the wall or screen and
open the hood.
4. On the wall or screen you will
observe a light pattern with 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.
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.
45
Lights
TURN SIGNAL CONTROL
• Push down to activate the left
turn signal.
• Push up to activate the right turn
signal.
INT
OFF
INT
AUTO
INTERIOR LAMPS
Map lamps
The map lamps and controls are
located on the rearview mirror.
Press the controls on the bottom of
the mirror to activate the lamps.
BULBS
Replacing exterior bulbs
Check the operation of the following lamps frequently:
• Headlamps
• Turn signal lamps
• Supplemental parking lamps
• Tail lamps
• Front/rear side marker lamps
• Brakelamps
• Backup lamps
• High-mount brakelamp
• License plate lamp
Do not remove lamp bulbs unless they will be replaced immediately. If a
bulb is removed for an extended period of time, contaminants may enter
the lamp housings and affect performance.
46
Lights
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, 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
Number of bulbs
Trade number
Park/turn lamps
2
3457 AK (amber)
(front)
Supplemental parking
2
912
lamps (if equipped)
Front side marker
4
194
lamps
Rear side marker
2
194
lamps
Headlamps
2
9007
Rear stop/turn/tail
2
3157K
lamps
Backup lamps
2
3156K
Rear license plate
2
168
lamps
High-mount brake
See a dealer or qualified technician
lamp
Footwell courtesy
2
168
lamps
Map lamps
2
575
Glove box lamp
1
168
To replace all instrument panel lights - see your dealer.
Interior bulbs
Check the operation of the following interior bulbs frequently:
• front map lamps
For bulb replacement, see a dealer or qualified technician.
47
Lights
Replacing headlamp bulbs
To remove the headlamp bulb:
1. Make sure headlamp switch is in
OFF position, then open the hood.
2. Pry up the two retainer pins to
release the headlamp assembly from
the vehicle.
3. Remove the screw from the back
of the headlamp and pull headlamp
forward.
4. Disconnect the electrical
connector from the bulb by pulling
rearward.
5. Remove the bulb retaining ring by
rotating it counterclockwise (when
viewed from the rear) to free it
from the bulb socket, and slide the
ring off the plastic base. Keep the
ring to retain the new bulb.
48
Lights
6. Without turning, remove the old
bulb from the lamp assembly by
pulling it straight out of the lamp
assembly.
To install the new bulb:
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.
Note: If the bulb is accidentally touched, it should be cleaned with
rubbing alcohol before being used.
1. With the flat side of the new bulb’s plastic base facing upward, insert
the glass end of the bulb into the lamp assembly. Turn the bulb left or
right to align the grooves in the plastic base with the tabs in the lamp
assembly. When the grooves are aligned, push the bulb into the lamp
assembly until the plastic base contacts the rear of the lamp assembly.
2. Install the bulb retaining ring over the plastic base and lock the ring
by rotating clockwise until it snaps into place.
3. Connect the electrical connector to the bulb.
4. Install the headlamp on vehicle by aligning the lamp on the vehicle,
push rearward to fully seat the lamp assembly and install the screw on
the headlamp.
5. Push the two retainer pins down.
6. Turn the headlamps on and make sure they work properly. If the
headlamp was correctly aligned before you changed the bulb, you should
not need to align it again.
49
Lights
Replacing front parking lamp/turn signal bulbs
1. Make sure headlamp switch is in
OFF position, then open the hood.
2. Pry up the two retainer pins to
release the headlamp assembly from
the vehicle.
3. Remove the screw from the back
of the headlamp and pull headlamp
forward.
4. Rotate bulb socket
counterclockwise and remove from
lamp assembly.
5. Carefully pull bulb straight out of
socket and push in the new bulb.
6. Install bulb socket in lamp
assembly by turning clockwise.
7. Install the headlamp on vehicle by
aligning the lamp on the vehicle,
push rearward to fully seat the lamp
assembly and install the screw on the headlamp.
8. Push the two retainer pins down.
9. Turn the lamps on and make sure the new bulb works properly.
50
Lights
Replacing front/rear side marker bulbs
1. Make sure the headlamp switch is
in the OFF position and then
remove the screw and carefully pull
the lamp assembly out from the
bumper.
2. Rotate bulb socket
counterclockwise and remove from
lamp assembly.
3. Carefully pull bulb straight out of
socket and push in the new bulb.
4. To complete installation, follow the removal procedure in reverse
order.
Replacing supplemental parking lamp bulbs (if equipped)
1. Make sure the headlamp switch is
in the OFF position and then
remove the screw and carefully pull
the lamp assembly out from the
bumper.
2. Rotate the bulb socket
counterclockwise and remove from
lamp assembly.
3. Pull the bulb straight out of the
socket and push in the new bulb.
4. To complete installation, follow the removal procedure in reverse
order.
51
Lights
Replacing tail/brake/turn/backup lamp bulbs
The tail/brake//turn/backup bulbs are located in the tail lamp assembly,
one just below the other. Follow the same steps to replace either bulb:
Prior to pulling the carpet away, in
step 1, the trunk trim scuff plate
must be removed. This can be
accomplished by pulling gently on
the component until the 6 push pins
along the rear of the trunk release.
The part can be placed aside and
the carpet pulled away. To replace
the piece, re-align the pins and push
into place.
1. Make sure the headlamp switch is
in the OFF position and then open
the trunk and carefully pull the
carpet away to expose the nut and
washer assemblies.
2. Remove the two nut and washer
assemblies from the lamp assembly.
3. Pull the lamp assembly towards
the rear of the vehicle disengaging
the ball stud locator from the ball
stud socket in the body. Carefully remove the lamp assembly from the
vehicle.
4. Rotate the bulb socket
counterclockwise and remove from
lamp assembly.
5. Pull the bulb straight out of the
socket and push in the new bulb.
6. To complete installation, follow
the removal procedure in reverse
order.
52
Lights
Replacing license plate lamp bulbs
1. Make sure the headlamp switch is
in the OFF position and then
remove two screws and the license
plate lamp assembly from the
vehicle.
2. Rotate bulb socket
counterclockwise and remove from
lamp assembly.
3. Carefully pull the bulb from the
socket and push in the new bulb.
4. Install the lamp assembly on liftgate with two screws.
Replacing high-mount brake lamp assembly
For bulb replacement, see a dealer or qualified technician.
53
Driver Controls
WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER CONTROLS
Rotate the windshield wiper control
to the desired interval, low or high
speed position. The ignition must be
in the ACC or RUN position to
operate the windshield wiper.
The bars of varying length are for
intermittent wipers. When in this
position rotate the control upward
for fast intervals and downward for
slow intervals.
Push the control on the end of the
stalk to activate washer. Push and
hold for a longer wash cycle. The
washer will automatically shut off
after ten seconds of continuous use.
Speed dependent wipers
When the windshield wiper control is set on the intermittent settings,
speed-sensitive front wipers automatically adjust as the vehicle’s speed
changes.
Windshield wiper blades
Check the wiper blades for wear at least twice a year or when they seem
less effective. Substances such as tree sap and some hot wax treatments
used by commercial car washes reduce the effectiveness of wiper blades.
Checking the wiper blades
If the wiper blades do not wipe properly, clean both the windshield and
wiper blades using undiluted windshield wiper solution or a mild
detergent. Rinse thoroughly with clean water. To avoid damaging the
blades, do not use fuel, kerosene, paint thinner or other solvents.
54
Driver Controls
Changing the wiper blades
To replace the wiper blades:
1. Pull the wiper arm away from the
windshield and lock into the service
position.
2. Turn the blade at an angle from
the wiper arm. Push the lock pin
manually to release the blade and
pull the wiper blade down toward
the windshield to remove it from the
arm.
3. Attach the new wiper to the
wiper arm and press it into place
until a click is heard.
TILT/TELESCOPE STEERING COLUMN
Power tilt/telescope steering column
Never adjust the steering wheel when the vehicle is moving.
The steering column can be
adjusted manually by moving the
four-way rocker adjustment control
located on the multi-function
control below the turn signal/wiper
control stalk. The control will adjust
the column as long as held or until
the column reaches the end of
travel.
The telescope function is adjusted
by moving the control toward the
driver to telescope out and moving
the control toward the instrument
panel to telescope in.
The tilt function is adjusted by moving the control up to tilt up and
moving the control down to tilt down.
55
Driver Controls
During easy exit operation, the column will move to the full in and up
position. When the key is inserted into the ignition switch, the column
will return to the previous setting. When you remove the key, the column
will move away.
AUXILIARY POWER POINT
The power point is an additional
power source for electrical
accessories.
A power point is located on the
instrument panel.
Do not use the auxiliary power point
as a cigarette lighter.
ON
OFF
PASSENGER AIRBAG
The use of non-Ford approved electrical accessories could cause damage
not covered by your warranty.
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.
POWER WINDOWS
Press and hold the rocker switches to open and close windows.
• Press the top portion of the
rocker switch to close.
AUTO
56
Driver Controls
• Press the bottom portion of the
rocker switch to open.
AUTO
One touch down
• Press AUTO completely down to
the second detent. The driver’s
window will open fully. Depress
up to stop window operation.
AUTO
Accessory delay
With accessory delay, the window switches, radio, and the convertible
top motor, 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.
Short drop glass
In order to improve door efforts and sealing, your vehicle is equipped
with short drop glass. This feature lowers the glass when either door is
opened. The glass returns to its closed position when the door is closed.
If the optional removable top is not installed on your vehicle, this feature
will also lower the glass when the convertible top switch is operated. The
glass will return to it’s closed position if the transmission is shifted out of
P (Park), or if the opposite door becomes closed.
57
Driver Controls
Proper operation of the short drop glass requires that the windows be
calibrated. Though your windows will have been calibrated before
your vehicle is delivered to you, it is possible for the windows to
lose calibration. If a window loses its calibration, your short drop
feature will lower the window, but will not raise it again when the door is
closed. To re-calibrate the window, press the up switch to raise the
window until it completes its travel and hold the switch down for 2
seconds. Another possible effect of lost calibration is that the feature
may not lower the window. To re-calibrate the window in this case, lower
the window until it completes its travel and hold the switch down for 2
seconds. Immediately after releasing the window down switch, press the
up switch to raise the window until it completes its travel and hold the
switch down for 2 seconds.
POWER SIDE VIEW MIRRORS
The power mirrors can be operated at any time.
To adjust your mirrors:
1. Select L to adjust the left mirror
or R to adjust the right mirror.
L
R
L
R
2. Move the control in the direction
you wish to tilt the mirror.
3. Return to the center position to lock mirrors in place.
58
Driver Controls
LOCKABLE AND ELECTRONIC TRUNK REMOTE CONTROL
The remote trunk release control is
located on the driver’s door trim
panel and can be operated at any
time, except when the security
system is armed. This control will
not work until the vehicle is
disarmed.
You can render the switch
inoperable by locking the button with your master key.
In the event of battery failure, you
can open the trunk by using your
master key on the key cylinder
located behind the driver’s seat.
SPEED CONTROL
To turn speed control on
• Press ON.
Vehicle speed cannot be controlled
until the vehicle is traveling at or
above 48 km/h (30 mph).
Do not shift the gearshift lever
into N (Neutral) with the speed
control on.
Do not use the speed
control in heavy traffic or
on roads that are winding,
slippery, or unpaved.
59
Driver Controls
To turn speed control off
• Press OFF or
• Turn off the vehicle ignition.
Once speed control is switched off,
the previously programmed set
speed will be erased.
To set a speed
• Press SET+ / SET−. For speed
control to operate, the speed
control must be ON and the
vehicle speed must be greater
than 48 km/h (30 mph).
If you drive up or down a steep hill, your vehicle speed may vary
momentarily slower or faster than the set speed. This is normal.
Speed control cannot reduce the vehicle speed if it increases above the
set speed on a downhill. If your vehicle speed is faster than the set
speed while driving on a downhill, you may want to shift to the next
lower gear or apply the brakes to reduce your vehicle speed.
If your vehicle slows down more than 16 km/h (10 mph) below your set
speed on an uphill, your speed control will disengage. This is normal.
Pressing RES will re-engage it.
Do not use the speed control in heavy traffic or on roads that
are winding, slippery, or unpaved.
60
Driver Controls
To set a higher set speed
• Press and hold SET+. Release the
control when the desired vehicle
speed is reached or
• Press and release SET + to
operate the Tap-Up function.
Each press will increase the set
speed by 1.6 km/h (1 mph) or
• Accelerate with your accelerator
pedal. When the desired vehicle
speed is reached, press and
release SET +.
You can accelerate with the accelerator pedal at any time during speed
control usage. Releasing the accelerator pedal will return your vehicle to
the previously programmed set speed.
To set a lower set speed
• Press and hold SET −. Release
the control when the desired
speed is reached or
• Press and release SET − to
operate the Tap-Down function.
Each press will decrease the set
speed by 1.6 km/h (1 mph) or
• Press CANCEL or depress the
brake pedal. When the desired
vehicle speed is reached, press
SET + / SET −.
61
Driver Controls
To disengage speed control
• Press CANCEL, or
• depress the brake pedal.
Disengaging the speed control will not erase the previously programmed
set speed.
Pressing OFF will erase the
previously programmed set speed.
62
Driver Controls
To return to a previously set speed
• Press RESUME. For RESUME to
operate, the vehicle speed must
be faster than 48 km/h (30 mph).
Indicator light
This light comes on when the
vehicle speed control is engaged and
actively controlling vehicle speed.
STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS
These controls allow you to operate some audio control features.
Audio control features
Press MEDIA to select AM, FM1,
FM2, TAPE, or CD (if equipped).
MUTE
VOL
MEDIA
63
Driver Controls
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.
If your vehicle is equipped with a
factory installed cellular phone,
refer to the Phone/Mute Mode
section of the Audio chapter.
MUTE
VOL
MEDIA
CONVERTIBLE
Articles stored in the convertible top stowage compartment may break
the rear glass window when the top is lowered.
Lowering the convertible top
The convertible top can be lowered with the side windows either up or
down.
64
Driver Controls
Do not lower the top when the top material is wet.
If you raise and lower the convertible top several times in a row, the
motor will heat up, causing the thermal circuit breaker to open so that
the top will stop operating. The convertible top will operate again after
allowing the motor to cool several minutes.
To lower the convertible top:
1. Bring vehicle to a complete stop. Put the gearshift in the P (Park)
position.
The convertible top will operate with the key in the RUN position,
RUN/ACC position or in the accessory delay mode. It is recommended
that the vehicle’s engine is running when lowering the top to prevent
draining the battery.
2. Check the convertible top stowage compartment behind the seat to be
sure it is empty and ready to receive the top.
3. Press the button on the
convertible top handle and pull the
handle down and forward to release
the clamps from the windshield
header.
4. Push the convertible top
switch on the instrument panel and
hold until the top is completely
stored in the stowage compartment.
5. Push the handle back into the lock position.
Installation of the tonneau cover
Be sure the cover is tucked into the deck lid and all snaps are fastened
before driving.
65
Driver Controls
1. Push boot rearward and engage
boot under the upper back panel at
the rear and the quarter panel along
the sides.
2. Fasten the snaps on boot to the
quarter trim panel on both sides of
the vehicle and at the center.
3. To remove unfasten the snaps.
4. Pull forward and lift off.
Raising the convertible top
To raise the convertible top:
1. Bring the vehicle to a complete stop. Put the vehicle in the P (Park)
position.
The convertible top will operate with the key in the RUN position,
RUN/ACC position or in the accessory delay mode. It is recommended
that the vehicle’s engine is running when raising the top to prevent
draining the battery.
66
Driver Controls
2. Remove the tonneau cover and store it in the luggage compartment.
3. Push the two screws down into
the windscreen panel of your
vehicle.
4. Push the convertible top
switch, holding it until the top
unfolds and moves forward toward
the windshield header.
5. Press the button on the
convertible top handle and pull the
handle down to open both top
clamps before the top meets the
windshield header.
6. Resume pushing the convertible top switch until it has reached the
fully closed position flush to the header.
7. The two pins under the forward edge of the top should seat
themselves in the matching holes in the header.
67
Driver Controls
8. To fasten both clamps securely,
push the clamp handles into the
header on the top until they are
flush with the header. Pulling down
on the header at the center grip
while closing the latches may assist
in fastening the clamps. Use the pull
cups located on either side of the
convertible top handle.
9. Push the convertible top handle
back up so that it locks into
position.
Prolonged storage
It may be difficult to pull down and latch the convertible top after
prolonged storage with the top in the down position over the winter or in
colder temperatures. This difficulty will decline over time with warmer
temperatures and the convertible top in the full up or latched position.
Convertible top and padded molding care
To avoid damage to the cloth top and moldings, use only an approved
Ford cleaner, or equivalent. Do not use abrasive material or cleaners.
Hot waxes applied by automatic car washes can affect the cleanability of
cloth material.
Using high water pressure or wand type car washes against the
convertible top and windows may cause water leaks and possible seal
damage.
68
Driver Controls
REMOVABLE TOP (IF EQUIPPED)
For more information see the CD Rom included with this guide.
Installing the removable top
The front screw fittings must be checked to see that they are
firmly seated after driving a distance of approximately 50 to 60
km (30 to 40 miles).
The removable top does not have the same crush resistance as
an integrated steel roof in case of collision or rollover.
The removable top is not, under any circumstances, to be used
to carry or support external loads.
Movement of the removable top requires at least two people.
The removable top weighs approximately 38 kg (84 lb). Also,
due to its shape, the weight is biased to the rear of the removable top.
Your vehicle must be turned OFF and placed in PARK on a level
surface prior to installing or removing the top.
Before installing the removable top, unsnap and properly store the
convertible top tonneau cover. Refer to Installation of the tonneau
cover in the Convertible section. Also, thoroughly dry the convertible
top and then lower. Open the doors, lower the windows, and clean the
area where the removable top mounts on the body.
1. Remove the protective cover from the top. Using a mild detergent,
clean the weather-strips on the top before installing it on the vehicle.
2. Ensure that the removable top levers are rotated rearward to the fully
open position. Lock the wheels on the storage cart, loosen the
restraining straps on the cart, and with the help of at least another
person remove the top from the cart.
69
Driver Controls
Once per year, apply a small amount
of silicone lubricant,
F5AZ–19553–AA, to the receivers as
shown. The lubricant should be
sprayed directly into the hole to
avoid contaminating the trim parts.
3. Lower the rear of the top into
position so that the pins are placed
into the bracket receivers.
4. Position the front of the top so that the locating tabs on each side are
placed in the mounting castings. Ensure that the weather-strip on the
top is placed on the body mounted seal without any wrinkles or gaps.
The joint should have a smooth and continuous transition to prevent
water leaks.
5. Take the mounting key from the bag located in the trunk.
70
Driver Controls
6. Partially turn, 1/2 turn forward,
the levers of the top (located in the
rear on the left and right-hand side
of the vehicle).
7. Using the mounting key, loosely
screw in the two screws at the front
of the top by two or three turns.
The two screws are already located
in the windscreen panel of your
vehicle.
8. Turn and lock the levers fully
forward. The levers are locked when
you feel the spring engage and the
levers are pointing toward the front
of the vehicle.
9. Using the mounting key, finish tightening the screws at the front of
the removable top all the way so that they are secure.
The front screw fittings must be checked to see that they are
firmly seated after a distance of approximately 50 to 60 km (30
to 40 miles).
71
Driver Controls
Removing the top
It is recommended that you prepare the storage rack before removing
the top. See Removable top storage rack in this section.
1. Take the mounting key from the bag located in the trunk.
2. Using the mounting key, loosen
the two screws at the front of the
top. The two screws remain
undetachable in the windscreen
panel of your vehicle.
3. Push the two screws down into
the windscreen panel of your
vehicle.
4. Undo the locking levers at the
rear right and left sides of the
vehicle. Rotate the levers rearward
while applying a slight upward force
to the top.
5. With the aid of a second person,
lift the top off the vehicle and store
it as described in Removable top
storage in the chapter.
Removable top storage rack
It is recommended that you prepare the storage rack prior to removing
the top from the vehicle.
72
Driver Controls
1. Remove the storage rack from the package and place the bumper end
of the uprights on the floor with the wheels facing you.
2. Locate the two chrome locking
buttons on each of the two rack
legs.
3. Firmly squeeze the two chrome
buttons (top and bottom) on one
leg and rotate the leg toward you
until the leg snaps into place.
4. Squeeze the second set of chrome
buttons (top and bottom) for the
opposite leg until the leg snaps into
place.
5. Turn the rack over on its wheels
and place the removable top storage
rack on a flat level surface. Make
sure the center “T” section is fully
locked by attempting to move the
section downward without
depressing the chrome locking
buttons.
6. Lock the two front wheels located
on the ends of each of the two rack
legs.
7. To lock the wheels, push down on
the bottom part of the plastic tab
located on the tip of each wheel.
73
Driver Controls
8. Place the removable top on the
storage rack. Make sure the rear
edge of the removable top rests on
the rubber bumpers of the rack legs.
This prevents damage to the painted
edge and the weather-strips.
9. Buckle and tighten the retaining
strap and unlock the cart wheels
before moving the top and cart.
To unlock the wheels, pull up on the
lower portion of the plastic tab
located on the tip of each wheel.
Place the mounting key in a safe place to use again.
Keep your removable top clean by placing the provided cover over it.
If you plan to drive with the convertible top down, ensure all the snaps
on the convertible top tonneau cover are fastened and that the rear of
the cover is firmly tucked before driving. Refer to Installation of the
tonneau cover in the Convertible section.
74
Driver Controls
CENTER CONSOLE
Your vehicle may be equipped with a variety of console features. These
include:
• Utility compartment
• Cellular phone (if equipped)
• Cupholders
• Ash tray
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.
75
Locks and Security
KEYS
The key operates all locks on your vehicle. In case of loss, replacement
keys are available from your dealer.
You should always carry a second key with you in a safe place in case
you require it in an emergency.
Refer to SecuriLock娂 Passive Anti-Theft System for more information.
POWER DOOR LOCKS
Press 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 the ignition, and the driver’s door open, the doors cannot
be locked using the driver’s power door lock switches. If this is
attempted, both doors will lock, then the driver’s door will immediately
unlock.
The vehicle can still be locked. with the key in the ignition, using the
manual lock button on the door, operating the remote entry transmitter,
or locking the drivers door with the a key.
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.
76
Locks and Security
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.
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.
77
Locks and Security
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to
operate the equipment.
Your remote entry system contains two remote transmitters which
provide remote control of several features. Each remote transmitter will
allow you to:
• unlock the vehicle doors without a key
• lock all the vehicle doors without a key
• open the trunk without a key
• activate the personal alarm
• arm and disarm the perimeter anti-theft system
• operate the illuminated entry feature
The remote transmitter features only operate with the ignition in the
OFF or ACC positions. The remote transmitter features also operate if
the ignition is in the RUN position and the gear shift is in P (Park). The
personal alarm feature, however, will not operate when the ignition is in
the RUN position.
When the vehicle is armed the power door locks and remote trunk
release control are disabled. These will not work until the vehicle is
disarmed.
If there is any potential remote keyless entry problem with your vehicle,
ensure ALL remote entry transmitters are brought to the dealership,
to aid in troubleshooting.
Locking the doors
Press this control to lock all the
doors and arm the perimeter
anti-theft system. To confirm all the
doors and trunk are closed, the turn
signal lamps will display one short
flash. Press the control twice within
3 seconds the horn will chirp once,
confirming that all doors, hood or
trunk are closed. If any of the doors,
hood or trunk are open or ajar, the
horn will make two quick chirps,
reminding you to properly close them.
78
Locks and Security
Unlocking the doors
Press this control to unlock the
driver door and disarm the
perimeter alarm (if armed). The
interior lamps will illuminate.
Press the control a second time
within three seconds to unlock all
the doors.
Opening the trunk
Press this control to open the trunk.
Be certain the trunk is closed before
driving your vehicle. The trunk may
appear closed, but it may not be
latched. Failure to do so may cause
objects to fall out of the trunk or
block rear view vision.
Activating the personal alarm
Press this control to turn on the
personal alarm.
Press the control a second time to
turn off the personal alarm. The
personal alarm will also turn off if
the remote transmitter unlock
control is pressed, or if the ignition
is turned out of the OFF position, or
after 2–3 minutes of operation.
79
Locks and Security
Replacing the battery
The remote transmitter is powered by one coin type three-volt lithium
battery CR2032 or equivalent. Typical operating range will allow you to
be up to 10 meters (33 feet) away from your vehicle. A decrease in
operating range can be caused by the following factors:
• Weather conditions
• Nearby radio towers
• Structures around the vehicle
• Other vehicles parked next to the vehicle
To replace the battery:
1. Twist a thin coin between the two
halves of the transmitter near the
key ring. DO NOT TAKE THE
FRONT PART OF THE
TRANSMITTER APART.
2. Place the positive (+) side of new
battery in the same orientation.
Refer to the diagram inside the
transmitter unit.
3. Snap the two halves back
together.
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 transmitters
If a remote transmitter has been lost
and you would like to remove it
from the vehicle’s memory, or you
would like to purchase additional
transmitters for your vehicle (up to
four may be programmed into
memory):
• Take all your vehicle’s
transmitters to your dealer for
programming, or
• Perform the reprogramming procedure yourself.
80
Locks and Security
Reprogramming transmitters
It will be necessary to reprogram all the transmitters to the vehicle at
the same time while performing this procedure.
To program the transmitter yourself:
1. To reprogram the transmitters
yourself, place the key in the
2
ignition and turn from (2) OFF to
3
1
(4) RUN and cycle between (4)
4
RUN and (2) OFF eight times in
rapid succession (within 10
seconds) ending in the (4) RUN
position.
5
2. After doors lock/unlock, press any
control on all transmitters (up to four). With each control press of the
transmitters, the door should cycle (lock/unlock) to confirm
programming. When completed, turn the ignition to (2) OFF.
3. The door locks should cycle (lock/unlock) one last time to confirm
completion of programming.
Illuminated entry
The illuminated entry feature will automatically turn on the interior
lamps when the remote transmitter unlock control is pressed.
The illuminated entry feature will automatically turn off the interior
lamps if the ignition is turned out of the OFF position, or if the remote
transmitter lock control is pressed, or after 25 seconds of illumination.
The interior lamps will not turn off if:
• they have been turned on with the instrument panel dimmer control,
or
• any door is open.
The battery saver will turn off the interior lamps 30 minutes after the
last door is closed even if the dimmer control is on.
Autolock/Relock
This feature automatically locks all vehicle doors when:
• all doors are closed,
• the engine is running and
• you shift out of P (Park).
81
Locks and Security
Relock
The autolock feature repeats when:
• the passenger’s door is opened then closed while the engine is
running, and
• you put the vehicle in motion.
Deactivating/activating the autolock/relock feature
Before following the procedure, make sure that the ignition is OFF and
all vehicle doors are closed.
You must complete steps 1-5 within 30 seconds or the procedure will
have to be repeated. Wait 30 seconds before repeating the procedure.
1. Turn the ignition key to RUN.
2. Press the power door unlock control three times.
3. Turn the ignition key from RUN to OFF.
4. Press the power door unlock control three times.
5. Turn the ignition back to RUN. The horn will chirp to indicate that
you have entered the programming mode.
6. Press the unlock control, then press the lock control. The horn will
chirp once if autolock was deactivated or twice (one short and one long
chirp) if autolock was activated.
7. Turn the ignition to OFF. The horn will chirp once to confirm the
procedure is complete.
SECURILOCK姟 PASSIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM
SecuriLock娂 passive anti-theft system is an engine immobilization
system. This system is designed to prevent the engine from being started
unless a coded key programmed to your vehicle is used.
The SecuriLock娂 passive anti-theft system is not compatible with
non-Ford aftermarket remote start systems. Use of these systems may
result in vehicle starting problems and a loss of security protection.
THEFT INDICATOR
The theft indicator is the flashing red indicator located on the dash
panel.
• When the ignition is in the OFF position, the indicator will flash once
every 2 seconds to indicate the SecuriLock娂 system is functioning as
a theft deterrent.
82
Locks and Security
• 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.
Automatic arming
The vehicle is armed immediately
after switching the ignition to the 2
(OFF) position.
2
1
3
4
5
Automatic disarming
Switching the ignition to the 4 (RUN) position with a coded key disarms
the vehicle. The THEFT indicator will illuminate for three seconds and
then go out. If the THEFT indicator stays on for an extended period of
time or flashes rapidly, have the system serviced by your dealership or a
qualified technician.
Key information
Your vehicle is supplied with two coded keys. Only a coded key will
start your vehicle.
Spare coded keys can be purchased from your dealership. Your
dealership can program your key or you can “do it yourself.” Refer to
Programming spare keys.
The following items may prevent the vehicle from starting:
• Large metallic objects
• Electronic devices on the key chain that can be used to purchase
gasoline or similar items
• A second key on the same key ring as the coded key
If any of these items are present, you need to keep these objects from
touching the coded key while starting the engine. These objects and
devices cannot damage the coded key, but can cause a momentary “no
start” condition if they are too close to the key during engine start. If a
83
Locks and Security
problem occurs, turn ignition OFF and restart the engine with all other
objects on the key ring held away from the ignition key. Check to make
sure the coded key is an approved Ford coded key.
If your keys are lost or stolen you will need to do the following:
• Use your spare key to start the vehicle. or
• Have your vehicle towed to a dealership or a locksmith. The key codes
will need to be erased from your vehicle and new key codes will need
to be re-coded.
Replacing coded keys can be very costly and you may want to store an
extra programmed key away from the vehicle in a safe place to prevent
an unforeseen inconvenience.
The correct coded key must be used for your vehicle. The use of the
wrong type of coded key may lead to a “no start” condition.
If an unprogrammed key is used in the ignition it will cause a “no
start” condition.
Programming spare keys
A maximum of eight keys can be coded to your vehicle. Only
SecuriLock娂 keys can be used. To program a coded key yourself, you
will need two previously programmed coded keys (keys that already
operate your vehicle’s engine) and the new unprogrammed key(s) readily
accessible for timely implementation of each step in the procedure.
If two previously programmed coded keys are not available, you must
bring your vehicle to your dealership to have the spare coded key(s)
programmed.
Please read and understand the entire procedure before you begin.
1. Insert the first previously
programmed coded key into the
2
ignition and turn the ignition from 1
3
1
(LOCK) to 4 (RUN) (maintain
4
ignition in 4 (RUN) for at least one
second).
2. Turn ignition to 1 (LOCK) and
5
remove the first coded key from
the ignition.
84
Locks and Security
3. Within ten seconds of turning the ignition to 1 (LOCK), insert the
second previously programmed coded key into the ignition and turn the
ignition from 1 (LOCK) to 4 (RUN) (maintain ignition in 4 (RUN) for at
least one second but no more than ten seconds).
4. Turn the ignition to 1 (LOCK) and remove the second coded key
from the ignition.
5. Within 20 seconds of turning the ignition to 1 (LOCK), insert the new
unprogrammed key (new key) into the ignition and turn the ignition
from 1 (LOCK) to 4 (RUN) (maintain ignition in 4 (RUN) for at least one
second). This step will program your new key to a coded key.
6. To program additional new unprogrammed key(s), repeat this
procedure from step 1.
If successful, the new coded key(s) will start the vehicle’s engine and the
theft indicator will illuminate for three seconds and then go out.
If not successful, the new coded key(s) will not start the vehicle’s
engine, the theft indicator will flash on and off and you may repeat steps
1 through 6. If failure repeats, bring your vehicle to your dealership to
have the new spare key(s) programmed.
PERIMETER ALARM SYSTEM
The perimeter anti-theft system will help protect your vehicle doors,
hood and trunk from unauthorized entry.
When the vehicle is armed the power door locks and remote trunk
release control are disabled. These will not work until the vehicle is
disarmed. Refer to Driver Controls chapter for more information.
If there is any potential perimeter anti-theft problem with your vehicle,
ensure ALL remote entry transmitters are brought to the dealership,
to aid in troubleshooting.
Theft indicator
When the perimeter alarm is armed, the theft indicator on the
instrument panel will flash briefly every two seconds to indicate the
perimeter alarm system is protecting your vehicle.
85
Locks and Security
Arming the system
When armed, the perimeter alarm will help protect your vehicle from
unauthorized entry. When unauthorized entry occurs, the system will
flash the turn signal lamps and the theft indicator lamp and will sound
the horn.
The system is ready to arm whenever the key is out of the ignition. The
system will arm 20 seconds after one of the following actions:
• Press the remote transmitter lock control.
• Open a door and press the power door lock control.
Disarming the system
You can disarm the system by any of the following actions:
• Unlock the doors by using your remote entry transmitter.
• Unlock the driver’s door by using your key.
• Turn ignition to RUN.
86
Seating and Safety Restraints
SEATING
Adjustable head restraints (if equipped)
Your vehicle’s seats may be equipped with head restraints which are
vertically adjustable. The purpose of these head restraints is to help limit
head motion in the event of a rear collision. To properly adjust your head
restraints, lift the head restraint so that it is located directly behind your
head or as close to that position as possible. Refer to the following to
raise and lower the head restraints.
The head restraints can be moved
up and down.
Push control to lower head restraint.
87
Seating and Safety Restraints
Using the manual lumbar support
The lumbar control is located on the
front of the driver’s seat cushion.
Turn to adjust lumbar support.
Using the manual recline function (if equipped)
Never adjust the driver’s seat or seatback when the vehicle is
moving.
The driver and passenger seat must be in the upright position
and the lap belt must be snug and low across the hips while the
vehicle is moving.
To adjust the front seatback using
the manual recliner:
• Lift and hold the handle located
on the side of the seat.
• Lean against the seatback to
adjust it to your desired position.
You can recline the seat back or
bring it forward.
• Release the handle when the
desired position has been
reached.
Adjusting the driver’s power seat
Never adjust the driver’s seat or seatback when the vehicle is
moving.
Do not pile cargo higher than the seatbacks to avoid injuring
people in a collision or sudden stop.
88
Seating and Safety Restraints
The driver and passenger seat must be in the upright position
and the lap belt must be snug and low across the hips while the
vehicle is moving.
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.
The seat position control is located on the outboard side of the seat
cushion.
Press front to raise or lower the
front portion of the seat cushion.
Press rear to raise or lower the rear
portion of the seat cushion.
Press the control to move the seat
forward, backward, up or down.
Adjusting the passenger’s power seat
Do not pile cargo higher than the seatbacks to avoid injuring
people in a collision or sudden stop.
89
Seating and Safety Restraints
The driver and passenger seat must be in the upright position
and the lap belt must be snug and low across the hips while the
vehicle is moving.
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.
The control is located on the outboard side of the seat cushion.
Press the control to move the seat
forward or backward.
SAFETY RESTRAINTS
Safety restraints precautions
The driver and passenger seat must be in the upright position
and the lap belt must be snug and low across the hips while the
vehicle is moving.
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.
90
Seating and Safety Restraints
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.
Combination lap and shoulder belts
Before fastening the safety belt,
make sure the shoulder belt passes
through the belt holder on the top
of the seatback.
91
Seating and Safety Restraints
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
The safety belts in the vehicle are combination lap and shoulder belts.
• 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.
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.
92
Seating and Safety Restraints
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.
Vehicle sensitive mode
The vehicle sensitive mode is the normal retractor mode, allowing 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.
93
Seating and Safety Restraints
• Grasp the shoulder portion and
pull downward until the entire
belt is extracted.
• 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.
When to use the automatic locking mode
• Anytime a child safety seat is installed in the vehicle. 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 activate 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.
94
Seating and Safety Restraints
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. In addition, all
seat belts should be checked for proper function.
Failure to replace the belt and retractor assembly could increase
the risk of injury in collisions.
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.
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.
95
Seating and Safety Restraints
Conditions of operation
If...
The driver’s safety belt is not
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 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 The safety belt warning light and
before the ignition switch is turned indicator chime remain off.
to the RUN position...
BeltMinder
The BeltMinder feature is a supplemental warning to the safety belt
warning function. This feature provides additional reminders to the
driver that the driver’s safety belt is unbuckled by intermittently
sounding a chime and illuminating the safety belt warning lamp in the
instrument cluster.
If...
The driver’s safety belt is not
buckled before 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...
Then...
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
safety belt is buckled.
The driver’s safety belt is buckled The BeltMinder feature will not
while the safety belt indicator light activate.
is illuminated and the safety belt
warning chime is sounding...
The driver’s safety belt is buckled The BeltMinder feature will not
before the ignition switch is turned activate.
to the ON position...
96
Seating and Safety Restraints
The purpose of the BeltMinder is to remind occasional wearers to wear
safety belts all of the time.
The following are reasons most often given for not wearing safety belts:
(All statistics based on U.S. data)
Reasons given...
“Crashes are rare
events”
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.
“I’m not going far” 3 of 4 fatal crashes occur within 25 miles of home.
“Belts are
We design our safety belts to enhance comfort. If
uncomfortable”
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.
“I was in a hurry” Prime time for an accident. BeltMinder reminds
us to take a few seconds to buckle up.
“Safety belts don’t Safety belts, when used properly, reduce risk of
work”
death to front seat occupants by 45% in cars,
and by 60% in light trucks.
“Traffic is light”
Nearly 1 of 2 deaths occur in single-vehicle
crashes, many when no other vehicles are around.
“Belts wrinkle my Possibly, but a serious crash can do much more
clothes”
than wrinkle your clothes, particularly if you are
unbelted.
“The people I’m
Set the example, teen deaths occur 4 times more
with don’t wear
often in vehicles with TWO or MORE people.
belts”
Children and younger brothers/sisters imitate
behavior they see.
“I have an air bag” Air bags offer greater protection when used with
safety belts. Frontal airbags are not designed to
inflate in rear and side crashes or rollovers.
97
Seating and Safety Restraints
Reasons given...
“I’d rather be
thrown clear”
Consider...
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
Any time the safety belt is buckled and then unbuckled during an
ignition ON cycle, BeltMinder will be disabled for that ignition cycle only.
Deactivating/activating the BeltMinder feature
Read steps 1 - 9 thoroughly before proceeding with the
deactivation/activation programming procedure.
The BeltMinder feature 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) or the neutral
position (manual transmission).
• The ignition switch is in the OFF position.
• All vehicle doors are closed.
• The driver’s safety belt is unbuckled.
• The parklamps are in OFF position.
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 1–2
minutes.)
• Steps 3–5 must be completed within 60 seconds or the procedure will
have to be repeated.
98
Seating and Safety Restraints
3. Buckle then unbuckle the safety belt three times, ending with the
safety belt unbuckled. This can be done before or during BeltMinder
warning activation.
4. Turn on the parklamps, turn off the parklamps.
5. Buckle then unbuckle the safety belt three times, ending with the
safety belt unbuckled.
• After step 5 the safety belt warning light will be turned on for three
seconds.
6. Within seven seconds of the safety belt warning light turning off,
buckle then unbuckle the safety belt.
• This will disable BeltMinder if it is currently enabled, or enable
BeltMinder if it is currently disabled.
7. Confirmation of disabling BeltMinder is provided by the safety belt
warning light flashing four times per second for three seconds.
8. Confirmation of enabling BeltMinder is provided by:
• The safety belt warning light flashing four times per second for three
seconds.
• Followed by three seconds with the safety belt warning light off.
• Once again, the safety belt warning light will flash four times per
second for three seconds.
9. After receiving confirmation, the deactivation/activation procedure is
complete.
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.
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
99
Seating and Safety Restraints
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 tether bracket assemblies (if equipped),
LATCH child seat tether anchors and lower anchors (if equipped), and
attaching hardware, should be inspected after a collision. Ford
recommends that all safety belt assemblies 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.
AIR BAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS)
Your vehicle is equipped with a crash sensing and diagnostic module
which records information about the air bag and sensor systems. In the
event of a collision this module may save information related to the
collision including information about the air bag system and impact
severity. This information will assist Ford Motor Company in servicing
the vehicle and in helping to better understand real world collisions and
further improve the safety of future vehicles.
100
Seating and Safety Restraints
Important supplemental restraint system (SRS) precautions
The supplemental restraint system
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 or
gently and the risk of injury from a
deploying air bag is greatest close to
the trim covering the air bag
module.
All occupants of the vehicle, including the driver, should always
properly wear their safety belts, even when an air bag (SRS) is
provided.
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.
Steps you can take to properly position yourself away from the air bag:
• Move your seat to the rear as far as you can while still reaching the
pedals comfortably.
• Recline the seat slightly (one or two degrees) from the upright
position.
Do not put anything on or over the air bag module. Placing
objects on or over the air bag inflation area may cause those
objects to be propelled by the air bag into your face and torso causing
serious injury.
Do not attempt to service, repair, or modify the Air Bag
Supplemental Restraint System or its fuses. See your Ford or
Lincoln Mercury dealer.
101
Seating and Safety Restraints
Modifications 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 sensors increasing the risk of injury. Do not
modify the front end of the vehicle.
Children and air bags
For additional important safety
information, read all information on
safety restraints in this guide.
Children must always be properly
restrained. 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 and turn the passenger air bag off. Refer to Passenger air
bag ON/OFF switch in this chapter of the owner’s guide.
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
102
Seating and Safety Restraints
collisions, not rollover, side-impact, or rear-impacts unless the collision
causes sufficient longitudinal deceleration.
The air bags inflate and deflate
rapidly upon activation. After air bag
deployment, it is normal to notice a
smoke-like, powdery residue or
smell the burnt propellant. This may
consist of cornstarch, talcum
powder (to lubricate the bag) or
sodium compounds (e.g., baking
soda) that result from the
combustion process that inflates the
air bag. Small amounts of sodium
hydroxide may be present which
may irritate the skin and eyes, but
none of the residue is toxic.
While the system is designed to help
reduce serious injuries, contact with
a deploying air bag may also cause abrasions, swelling or temporary
hearing loss. Because air bags must inflate rapidly and with considerable
force, there is the risk of death or serious injuries such as fractures,
facial and eye injuries or internal injuries, particularly to occupants who
are not properly restrained or are otherwise out of position at the time
of air bag deployment. Thus, it is extremely important that occupants be
properly restrained as far away from the air bag module as possible while
maintaining vehicle control.
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.
103
Seating and Safety Restraints
The SRS consists of:
• driver and passenger air bag modules (which include the inflators and
air bags)
• side air bags (if equipped). Refer to Side air bag system later in this
chapter
• 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 warning (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
• 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.
104
Seating and Safety Restraints
Passenger front and side air bag ON/OFF switch
An air bag ON/OFF switch
has been installed in this
vehicle. Before driving, always
look at the face of the switch to
be sure the switch is in the proper
position in accordance with these
instructions and warnings. Failure
to put the switch in a proper
position can increase the risk of
serious injury or death in a
collision.
ON
OFF
OFF
PASSENGER AIRBAG
Turning the passenger front and side air bags off
1. Insert the ignition key, turn the
switch to OFF position and hold in
ON
OFF position while removing the
OFF
key.
OFF
2. When the ignition is turned to the
ON position the OFF light
illuminates briefly, momentarily
PASSENGER AIRBAG
shuts off and then turns back on.
This indicates that the passenger
front and side air bags are
deactivated.
If the light fails to illuminate when the front and side passenger
air bag switch is in the OFF position and the ignition switch is in
ON, have the front and side passenger air bag switch serviced at your
Ford or Lincoln-Mercury dealer.
In order to avoid inadvertent activation of the switch, always
remove the ignition key from the front and side passenger air
bag ON/OFF switch.
Turning the front and side passenger air bags back on
The front and side passenger air bags remain OFF until you turn them
back ON.
105
Seating and Safety Restraints
1. Insert the ignition key and turn
the switch to ON.
2. The OFF light will briefly
illuminate when the ignition is
turned to ON. This indicates that
the passenger front and side air
bags are operational.
ON
OFF
OFF
PASSENGER AIRBAG
If the light is illuminated when the front and side passenger air
bag ON/OFF switch is in the ON position and the ignition switch
is in ON, have the front and side passenger air bag ON/OFF switch
serviced at your Ford or Lincoln-Mercury dealer immediately.
The front passenger air bag and the passenger side air bag should always
be ON (the air bag OFF light should not be illuminated) unless the
passenger is a person who meets the requirements stated either in
Category 1, 2 or 3 of the NHTSA/Transport Canada deactivation criteria
which follows.
The safety belts for the driver and right front passenger seating
positions have been specifically designed to function together
with the air bags in certain types of crashes. When you turn OFF your
air bag, you not only lose the protection of the air bag, you also may
reduce the effectiveness of your safety belt system, which was
designed to work with the air bag. If you are not a person who meets
the requirements stated in the NHTSA/Transport Canada deactivation
criteria turning OFF the air bag can increase the risk of serious injury
or death in a collision.
Always use safety belts and child restraints properly. If a child in
a rear facing infant seat must be transported in front, the
passenger air bag must be turned OFF. This is because the back of the
infant seat is too close to the inflating air bag and the risk of a fatal
injury to the infant when the air bag inflates is substantial.
The vast majority of drivers and passengers are much safer with an air
bag than without. To do their job and reduce the risk of life threatening
injuries, air bags must open with great force, and this force can pose a
potentially deadly risk in some situations, particularly when a front seat
106
Seating and Safety Restraints
occupant is not properly buckled up. The most effective way to reduce
the risk of unnecessary air bag injuries, without reducing the overall
safety of the vehicle, is to make sure all occupants are properly
restrained in the vehicle, especially in the front seat. This provides the
protection of safety belts and permits the air bags to provide the
additional protection they were designed to provide. If you choose to
deactivate your air bag, you are losing the very significant risk reducing
benefits of the air bag and you are also reducing the effectiveness of the
safety belts, because safety belts in modern vehicles are designed to
work as a safety system with the air bags.
Read all air bag Warning labels in the vehicle as well as the other
important air bag instructions and Warnings in this Owner’s Guide.
NHTSA deactivation criteria (excluding Canada)
1. Infant. An infant (less than 1 year old) must ride in the front seat
because:
• the vehicle has no rear seat, or
• the vehicle has a rear seat too small to accommodate a rear-facing
infant seat, or
• the infant has a medical condition which, according to the infant’s
physician, makes it necessary for the infant to ride in the front so that
the driver can constantly monitor the child’s condition.
2. Child age 1 to 12. A child age 1 to 12 must ride in the front seat
because:
• the vehicle has no rear seat, or
• although children ages 1 to 12 ride in the rear seat(s) whenever
possible, children ages 1 to 12 sometimes must ride in the front
because no space is available in the rear seat(s) of the vehicle, or
• the child has a medical condition which, according to the child’s
physician, makes it necessary for the child to ride in the front seat so
that the driver can constantly monitor the child’s condition.
3. Medical condition. A passenger has a medical condition which,
according to his or her physician:
• causes the passenger air bag to pose a special risk for the passenger
and
• makes the potential harm from the passenger air bag in a crash
greater than the potential harm from turning OFF the air bag and
allowing the passenger, even if belted, to hit the dashboard or
windshield in a crash.
107
Seating and Safety Restraints
This vehicle has special energy management safety belts for the
driver and right front passenger. These particular belts are
specifically designed to work with air bags to help reduce the risk of
injury in a collision. The energy management safety belt is designed to
give or release additional belt webbing in some accidents to reduce
concentration of force on an occupant’s chest and reduce the risk of
certain bone fractures and injuries to underlying organs. In a crash, if
the air bag is turned OFF, this energy management safety belt might
permit the person wearing the belt to move forward enough to incur a
serious or fatal injury. The more severe the crash, and the heavier the
occupant, the greater the risk is. Be sure the air bag is turned ON for
any person who does not qualify under the NHTSA deactivation
criteria.
Transport Canada deactivation criteria (Canada Only)
1. Infant: An infant (less than 1 year old) must ride in the front seat
because:
• my vehicle has no rear seat, or
• the rear seat in my vehicle cannot accommodate a rear-facing infant
seat, or
• the infant has a medical condition which, according to the infant’s
physician, makes it necessary for the infant to ride in the front seat so
that the driver can monitor the infant’s condition.
2. Child age 12 or under: A child age 12 or under must ride in the
front seat because:
• my vehicle has no rear seat, or
• although children age 12 and under ride in the rear seat whenever
possible, children age 12 and under have no option but to sometimes
ride in the front seat because rear seat space is insufficient, or
• the child has a medical condition that, according to the child’s
physician, makes it necessary for the child to ride in the front seat so
that the driver can monitor the child’s condition.
3. Medical condition: A passenger has a medical condition that,
according to his or her physician:
• poses a special risk for the passenger if the air bag deploys and
• makes the potential harm from the passenger air bag deployment
greater than the potential harm from turning OFF the air bag and
experiencing a crash without the protection offered by the air bag
108
Seating and Safety Restraints
This vehicle has special energy management safety belts for the
driver and right front passenger. These particular belts are
specifically designed to work with air bags to help reduce the risk of
injury in a collision. The energy management safety belt is designed to
give or release additional belt webbing in some accidents to reduce
concentration of force on an occupant’s chest and reduce the risk of
certain bone fractures and injuries to underlying organs. In a crash, if
the air bag is turned OFF, this energy management safety belt might
permit the person wearing the belt to move forward enough to incur a
serious or fatal injury. The more severe the crash, and the heavier the
occupant, the greater the risk is. Be sure the air bag is turned ON for
any person who does not qualify under the Transport Canada
deactivation criteria.
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
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 air bag SRS is provided.
109
Seating and Safety Restraints
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.
110
Seating and Safety Restraints
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.
111
Seating and Safety Restraints
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.
112
Seating and Safety Restraints
Disposal of air bags and air bag equipped vehicles
(including pretensioners)
For disposal of air bags or air bag equipped vehicles, 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 ride in your vehicle (generally children who
are four years old or younger and who weigh 18 kg [40 lbs] or less), you
must put them in safety seats made especially for children. Check your
local and state or provincial laws for specific requirements regarding the
safety of children in your vehicle.
Never let a passenger hold a child on his or her lap while the
vehicle is moving. The passenger cannot protect the child from
injury in a collision.
Always follow the instructions and warnings that come with any infant or
child restraint you might use.
Children and safety belts
If the child is the proper size, restrain the child in a safety seat. Children
who are too large for child safety seats (as specified by your child safety
seat manufacturer) should always wear safety belts.
Follow all the important safety restraint and air bag precautions that
apply to adult passengers in your vehicle.
If the shoulder belt portion of a combination lap and shoulder belt can
be positioned so it does not cross or rest in front of the child’s face or
neck, the child should wear the lap and shoulder belt. Moving the child
closer to the center of the vehicle may help provide a good shoulder belt
fit.
Do not leave children, unreliable adults, or pets unattended in
your vehicle.
113
Seating and Safety Restraints
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).
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?
114
Seating and Safety Restraints
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.
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.
115
Seating and Safety Restraints
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
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.
116
Seating and Safety Restraints
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.
Ford recommends the use of a child safety seat having a top tether
strap. Install the child safety seat in a seating position which is capable
of providing a tether anchorage. For more information on top tether
straps, refer to Attaching safety seats with tether straps in this chapter.
Carefully follow all of the manufacturer’s instructions included
with the safety seat you put in your vehicle. If you do not install
and use the safety seat properly, the child may be injured in a sudden
stop or collision.
Installing child safety seats in combination lap and shoulder belt
seating positions
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 and turn the passenger air bags OFF.
117
Seating and Safety Restraints
1. Position the child safety seat in a
seat with a combination lap and
shoulder belt.
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.
118
Seating and Safety Restraints
4. Insert the belt tongue into the
proper buckle (the buckle closest to
the direction the tongue is coming
from) for that seating position until
you hear a snap and feel the latch
engage. Make sure the tongue is
latched securely by pulling on it.
5. To put the retractor in the
automatic locking mode, grasp the
shoulder portion of the belt and pull
downward until all of the belt is
extracted 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.
119
Seating and Safety Restraints
8. Allow the safety belt to retract to remove any slack in the belt.
9. Before placing the child in the
seat, forcibly move the seat forward
and back to make sure the seat is
securely held in place. To check
this, grab the seat at the belt path
and attempt to move it side to side
and forward. There should be no
more than one inch of movement for
proper installation.
10. Try to pull the belt out of the retractor to make sure the retractor is
in the automatic locking mode (you should not be able to pull more belt
out). If the retractor is not locked, unbuckle the belt and repeat steps
two through nine.
Check to make sure the child seat is properly secured before each use.
Attaching child safety seats with tether straps
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 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 passenger seat cushion.
120
Seating and Safety Restraints
2. Locate the tether anchor at the
bottom back of the passenger seat.
3. Route the child safety seat tether
strap under the head restraint and
over the back of the seat.
4. Grasp the tether strap and
position it to the seat frame.
121
Seating and Safety Restraints
5. Rotate the tether strap.
6. Clip the tether strap to the
anchor on the seat frame.
7. Rotate the tether strap clip.
122
Seating and Safety Restraints
8. Tighten the child safety seat
tether strap according to the
manufacturer’s instructions.
Attaching child safety seats with Lower Anchor and Tethers for
Children (LATCH) attachments for child seat anchors
Some child safety seats are labeled as LATCH or LATCH-compatible child
seats. These seats include two rigid or webbing mounted attachments
that connect to two anchors at specific seating positions in your vehicle.
This type of child seat eliminates the need to use safety belts to attach
the child seat. For forward-facing child seats, the tether strap must also
be attached to the proper tether anchor point. For information on using
tether straps with the child safety seats, refer to Passenger front and
side air bag ON/OFF switch and Attaching child safety seats with
tether straps in this chapter.
A LATCH system for child seat
installation has been provided in
your vehicle at the following
location:
123
Seating and Safety Restraints
The lower anchors for child seat
installation are located at the rear
section (as viewed from the front of
the seat) of the passenger seat
between the cushion and seat back.
Follow the child seat manufacturer’s
instructions to properly install safety
seats with LATCH lower anchors
and LATCH-compatible attachments.
Attach the lower anchors for child seat installation or lower
anchor for child seat installation-compatible child seat only to
the appropriate location 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 seat when the child
is seated in it. Keep the tether strap just snug without raising the front
of the child seat. Keeping the child seat just touching the front of the
vehicle seat gives the best protection in a severe crash. Once you have
installed the lower anchors for child seat installation safety seat, assure
that the seat is properly attached to the lower anchors for child seat
installation and tether anchors. Also, test the safety seat before you
place the child in it. Tilt the 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 collision greatly increases.
124
Driving
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 except the radio,
convertible top control and the
5
power windows if accessory delay is
active. This position also 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 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, avoid pressing the accelerator
before or during starting. Only use the accelerator when you have
difficulty starting the engine. For more information on starting the
vehicle, refer to Starting the engine in this chapter.
125
Driving
Extended idling at high engine speeds can produce very high
temperatures in the engine and exhaust system, creating the risk
of fire or other damage.
Do not park, idle, or drive your vehicle in dry grass or other dry
ground cover. The emission system heats up the engine
compartment and exhaust system, which can start a fire.
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
A computer system controls the engine’s idle revolutions per minute
(RPM). When the engine starts, the idle RPM runs higher than normal in
order to warm the engine. If the engine idle speed does not slow down
automatically, have the vehicle checked. Do not allow the vehicle to idle
for more than 10 minutes at high engine RPM.
Before starting the vehicle:
1. Make sure all vehicle occupants have buckled 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 vehicle accessories are off.
3. Make sure the parking brake is
set.
4. Make sure the gearshift is in P
(Park).
126
Driving
5. Turn the key to 4 (RUN) 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.
light may not illuminate.
• If the driver’s safety belt is fastened, the
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).
2. If the temperature is above –12°
5
C (10° F) and the engine does not
start within five seconds on the first
try, turn the key to OFF, wait 10 seconds and try again.
3. If the temperature is below -12° C (10° F) and the engine does not
start in 15 seconds on the first try, turn the key OFF and wait 10
seconds and try again. If the engine does not start in two attempts, press
the accelerator pedal all the way to floor and hold. Turn the key to
START position.
127
Driving
4. When the engine starts, release the key, then release the accelerator
pedal gradually as the engine speeds up.
5. 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 improves
starting, warms up the engine faster and allows the heater-defroster
system to respond quickly. 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. Using the heater for longer than three hours will not harm
the engine, so the heater can be plugged in the night before starting the
vehicle.
To prevent electrical shock, do not use your heater with
ungrounded electrical systems or two-pronged (cheater)
adapters.
Guarding against exhaust fumes
Although odorless and colorless, carbon monoxide is present in exhaust
fumes. Take precautions to avoid its dangerous effects.
If you ever smell exhaust fumes of any kind inside your vehicle,
have your dealer inspect and fix your vehicle immediately. Do
not drive if you smell exhaust fumes. These fumes are harmful and
could kill you.
Have the exhaust and body ventilation systems checked whenever:
• the vehicle is raised for service.
• the sound of the exhaust system changes.
• the vehicle has been damaged in a collision.
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.
128
Driving
Important ventilating information
If the engine is idling while the vehicle is stopped in an open area for
long periods of time, open the windows at least 2.5 cm (one inch).
Adjust the heating or air conditioning (if equipped) to bring in fresh air.
Improve vehicle ventilation by keeping all air inlet vents clear of snow,
leaves and other debris.
BRAKES
Your service brakes are self-adjusting. Refer to the scheduled
maintenance guide for scheduled maintenance.
Occasional brake noise is normal and often does not indicate a
performance concern with the vehicle’s brake system. In normal
operation, automotive brake systems may emit occasional or intermittent
squeal or groan noises when the brakes are applied. Such noises are
usually heard during the first few brake applications in the morning;
however, they may be heard at any time while braking and can be
aggravated by environmental conditions such as cold, heat, moisture,
road dust, salt or mud. If a “metal-to-metal,” “continuous grinding” or
“continuous squeal” sound is present while braking, the brake linings
may be worn-out and should be inspected by a qualified service
technician.
If you are driving down a long or steep hill, shift to a lower gear.
Do not apply your brakes continuously, as they may overheat
and become less effective.
Anti-lock brake system (ABS)
On vehicles equipped with an anti-lock braking system (ABS), a noise
from the hydraulic pump motor and pulsation in the pedal may be
observed during ABS braking events. Pedal pulsation coupled with noise
while braking under panic conditions or on loose gravel, bumps, wet or
snowy roads is normal and indicates proper functioning of the vehicle’s
anti-lock brake system. The ABS performs a self-check after you start
the engine and begin to drive away. A brief mechanical noise may be
heard during this test. This is normal. If a malfunction is found, the ABS
warning light will come on. If the vehicle has continuous vibration or
shudder in the steering wheel while braking, the vehicle should be
inspected by a qualified service technician.
129
Driving
The ABS operates by detecting the
onset of wheel lockup during brake
applications and compensates for
this tendency. The wheels are
prevented from locking even when
the brakes are firmly applied. The
accompanying illustration depicts
the advantage of an ABS equipped
vehicle (on bottom) to a non-ABS
equipped vehicle (on top) during hard braking with loss of front braking
traction.
ABS warning lamp
ABS
The ABS warning lamp in the instrument cluster momentarily illuminates
when the ignition is turned to the RUN position. If the light does not
illuminate momentarily at start up, remains on or continues to flash, the
ABS needs to be serviced.
With the ABS light on, the anti-lock
BRAKE
brake system is disabled and normal
braking is still effective unless the
!
P
brake warning light also remains
illuminated with parking brake
released. (If your brake warning lamp illuminates, have your vehicle
serviced immediately.)
Using ABS
• In an emergency or when maximum efficiency from the four-wheel
ABS is required, apply continuous force on the brake. The four wheel
ABS will be activated immediately, thus allowing you to retain full
steering control of your vehicle and, providing there is sufficient
space, will enable you to avoid obstacles and bring the vehicle to a
controlled stop.
• The anti-lock system does not reduce stopping distance. Always leave
enough room between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you to
stop.
• We recommend that you familiarize yourself with this braking
technique. However, avoid taking any unnecessary risks.
130
Driving
Parking brake
Apply the parking brake whenever
the vehicle is parked. To set the
parking brake, apply the brake pedal
and pull the handle up as far as
possible.
The BRAKE warning lamp in the
instrument cluster illuminates and
remains illuminated (when the
ignition is turned to the RUN
position) until the parking brake is
released.
BRAKE
!
P
The parking brake is not recommended to stop a moving vehicle.
However, if the normal brakes fail, the parking brake can be used to stop
your vehicle in an emergency. Since the parking brake applies only the
rear brakes, the vehicle’s stopping distance will increase greatly and the
handling of your vehicle will be adversely affected.
Always set the parking brake fully and make sure that the
gearshift is securely latched in P (Park).
Your brake handle may need to be
pulled up slightly to release
pressure before pushing in the
button.
Push the button on the end of the
parking brake and push the handle
down as far as possible to release
the brake. Driving with the parking
brake on will cause the brakes to
wear out quickly and reduce fuel economy.
TRACTION CONTROL姟 (IF EQUIPPED)
The Traction Control娂 system helps maintain the stability and
steerability of your vehicle. It is especially useful on slippery and/or hilly
road surfaces. The system operates at all speeds by detecting and
131
Driving
controlling wheel spin. The system borrows many of the electronic and
mechanical elements already present in the anti-lock braking system
(ABS).
Wheel-speed sensors allow excess rear wheel spin to be detected by the
Traction Control娂 portion of the ABS computer. Any excessive wheel
spin is controlled by automatically applying and releasing the rear brakes
in conjunction with engine torque reductions. Engine torque reduction is
realized via the fully electronic spark and fuel injection systems. This
process is very sensitive to driving conditions and very fast acting. The
rear wheels “search” for optimum traction several times a second and
adjustments are made accordingly.
The Traction Control娂 system will allow your vehicle to make better use
of available traction on slippery surfaces. The system is a driver aid
which makes your vehicle easier to handle primarily on snow and ice
covered roads. This is especially evident if wheel spin-up should occur
while turning.
During Traction Control娂 operation 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.
If you should become stuck in snow
or on a very slippery road surface,
try switching the Traction Control娂
system off using the traction control
OFF
switch located on the left-hand side
of the instrument panel. This may
allow excess wheel spin to “dig” the
vehicle out or enable a successful
TRAC
“rocking” maneuver.
If the Traction Control娂 system is
cycled excessively, the brake portion of the system will shut down to
prevent the rear brakes from overheating. A limited Traction Control娂
function using only engine torque reduction will still help control wheels
from over-spinning. When the rear 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.
132
Driving
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 a Traction Control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.
STEERING
Your vehicle is equipped with power steering. Power steering uses energy
from the engine to decrease the driver’s effort in steering the vehicle.
To prevent damage to the power steering pump:
• Never hold the steering wheel to the extreme right or the extreme left
for more than a few seconds when the engine is running.
• Do not operate the vehicle with the 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:
• Underinflated tire(s) on any wheel(s)
• Uneven vehicle loading
• High crown in center of road
• High crosswinds
• Wheels out of alignment
• Loose or worn suspension components
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.
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.
133
Driving
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 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.
Do not drive your vehicle until you verify that the brakelamps
are working.
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 few minutes or damage
to the transmission and tires may occur or the engine may
overheat.
Always set the parking brake fully and make sure the gearshift is
latched in P (Park). Turn the ignition to the LOCK position and
remove the key whenever you leave your vehicle.
If the parking brake is fully released, but the brake warning lamp
remains illuminated, the brakes may not be working properly.
See your dealer or a qualified service technician.
Driving with a 5–speed automatic transmission
Your automatic transmission electronically controls the shift feel by using
an adaptive learning strategy. This feature is designed to increase
134
Driving
durability, and provide consistent shift feel over the life of the vehicle. It
is normal for a new transmission to shift firmly. This operation is
considered normal and will not affect function durability of the
transmission. Once the vehicle is at operating temperature it may take
several shifts at the same operating condition for the transmission to
properly adapt. Over time the adaptive learning process will fully update
transmission operation. The more varied the driving habits, speed and
torque, the longer it may take to adapt but the more complete the
process will be.
When the battery is disconnected or a new battery installed, the
transmission must learn its adaptive strategy. As a result of this, the
transmission may shift firmly. This operation is considered normal and
will fully update transmission operation to its optimum shift feel.
Understanding gearshift positions
Pull the gearshift lever towards you and downward to the desired gear.
The gearshift positions are displayed on the floor console next to the
gearshift lever and on the instrument cluster.
Hold the brake pedal down while you move the gearshift lever
from P (Park) to another position. If you do not hold the brake
pedal down, your vehicle may move unexpectedly and injure someone.
P (Park)
Always come to a complete stop
before shifting into P (Park). Make
sure the gearshift lever is securely
latched in P (Park). This position
locks the transmission and prevents
the rear wheels from turning.
Always set the parking
brake fully and make sure
the gearshift lever is latched in P
(Park). Turn off the ignition
whenever you leave your vehicle.
135
Driving
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 gear.
136
Driving
Drive 5 (Overdrive)
The normal driving position for the
best fuel economy. Transmission
operates in gears One through Five.
Drive 4 (Drive)
Transmission operates in gears One
through Four. Drive 4 (Drive)
provides engine braking in 4th gear
and is useful when:
• driving with a heavy load.
• towing a trailer up or down steep
hills.
• additional engine downhill
braking is desired. If towing a
trailer, refer to Driving while
you tow in the Trailer Towing
section of this chapter.
Upshifts into Overdrive can be made
by shifting to D5. Selecting 4
(Drive) at higher speeds causes the transmission to shift to 4th gear.
Selecting D4 from lower speeds will cause the transmission to upshift at
the proper speed.
137
Driving
3 (Third)
Transmission operates in third gear
only. Selecting 3 (Third) provides
engine braking.
Upshifts can be made by shifting to
4 (Drive) or 5 (Overdrive). Selecting
3 (Third) at higher speeds causes
the transmission to shift to a lower
gear, and will shift to 3 (Third) after
vehicle decelerates to the proper
speed.
2 (Second)
Use 2 (Second) to start-up on
slippery roads or to provide
additional engine braking on
downgrades.
Upshifts can be made by shifting to
3 (Third), 4 (Drive) or 5
(Overdrive). Selecting 2 (Second) at
higher speeds causes the
transmission to shift to a lower gear,
and will shift to 2 (Second) after
vehicle decelerates to the proper
speed.
138
Driving
1 (First)
Use 1 (Low) to provide maximum
engine braking on steep
downgrades.
Upshifts can be made by shifting to
2 (Second), 3 (Third), 4 (Drive) or
5 (Overdrive). Selecting 1 (Low) at
higher speeds causes the
transmission to shift to a lower gear,
and will shift to 1 (Low) after
vehicle decelerates to the proper
speed.
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
Do not drive quickly through standing water, especially if the depth is
unknown. Traction or brake capability may be limited and if the ignition
system gets wet, your engine may stall. Water may also enter your
engine’s air intake and severely damage your engine.
If driving through deep or standing water is unavoidable, proceed very
slowly. Never drive through water that is higher than the bottom of the
hubs (for trucks) or the bottom of the wheel rims (for cars).
Once through the water, always try the brakes. Wet brakes do not stop the
vehicle as effectively as dry brakes. Drying can be improved by moving
your vehicle slowly while applying light pressure on the brake pedal.
Driving through deep water where the transmission vent tube is
submerged may allow water into the transmission and cause
internal transmission damage. Have the fluid checked and, if
water is found, replace the fluid.
VEHICLE LOADING
Before loading a vehicle, familiarize yourself with the following terms:
• Base Curb Weight: Weight of the vehicle including any standard
equipment, fluids, lubricants, etc. It does not include occupants or
aftermarket equipment.
• Payload: Combined maximum allowable weight of cargo, occupants
and optional equipment. The payload equals the gross vehicle weight
rating minus base curb weight.
139
Driving
• GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight): Base curb weight plus payload
weight. The GVW is not a limit or a specification.
• GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating): Maximum permissible total
weight of the base vehicle, occupants, optional equipment and cargo.
The GVWR is specific to each vehicle and is listed on the Safety
Certification Label on the driver’s door pillar.
• GAWR (Gross Axle Weight Rating): Carrying capacity for each axle
system. The GAWR is specific to each vehicle and is listed on the
Safety Certification Label on the driver’s door pillar.
• GCW (Gross Combined Weight): The combined weight of the
towing vehicle (including occupants and cargo) and the loaded trailer.
• GCWR (Gross Combined Weight Rating): Maximum permissible
combined weight of towing vehicle (including occupants and cargo)
and the loaded trailer
• Maximum Trailer Weight Rating: Maximum weight of a trailer the
vehicle is permitted to tow. The maximum trailer weight rating is
determined by subtracting the vehicle curb weight for each engine/
transmission combination, any required option weight for trailer towing
and the weight of the driver from the GCWR for the towing vehicle.
• Maximum Trailer Weight: Maximum weight of a trailer the loaded
vehicle (including occupants and cargo) is permitted to tow. It is
determined by subtracting the weight of the loaded trailer towing
vehicle from the GCWR for the towing vehicle.
• Trailer Weight Range: Specified weight range that the trailer must
fall within that ranges from zero to the maximum trailer weight rating.
Remember to figure in the tongue load of your loaded trailer when
figuring the total weight.
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.
The Safety Certification Label, found on the driver’s door pillar, lists
several important vehicle weight rating limitations. Before adding any
additional equipment, refer to these limitations. If you are adding weight
to the front of your vehicle, (potentially including weight added to the
140
Driving
cab), the weight added should not exceed the front axle reserve capacity
(FARC). Additional frontal weight may be added to the front axle reserve
capacity provided you limit your payload in other ways (i.e. restrict the
number of occupants or amount of cargo carried).
Always ensure that the weight of occupants, cargo and equipment being
carried is within the weight limitations that have been established for
your vehicle including both gross vehicle weight and front and rear gross
axle weight rating limits. Under no circumstance should these limitations
be exceeded.
Exceeding any vehicle weight rating limitation could result in
serious damage to the vehicle loss of vehicle control, vehicle
rollover, and/or personal injury.
TRAILER TOWING
Trailer towing with your vehicle may require the use of a trailer tow
option package. To ensure that the electrical system is not damaged,
your vehicle will require a trailer tow package which includes a trailer
tow module and the necessary wiring to connect the trailer tow module
to the electrical system and to the trailer. This option is available
through your dealer or through Ford Customer Service Division. Please
refer to Preparing to tow for further information.
Trailer towing puts additional loads on your vehicle’s engine, transmission,
axle, brakes, tires, and suspension. For your safety and to maximize
vehicle performance, be sure to use the proper equipment while towing.
Follow these guidelines to ensure safe towing procedure:
• Stay within your vehicle’s load limits. If exceeded, cargo should be
removed from the trailer and/or the vehicle until all weights are within
specified limits.
• Thoroughly prepare your vehicle for towing. Refer to Preparing to
tow in this chapter.
• Use extra caution when driving while trailer towing. Refer to Driving
while you tow in this chapter.
• Service your vehicle more frequently if you tow a trailer. Refer to the
severe duty schedule in the scheduled maintenance guide.
• Do not tow a trailer until your vehicle has been driven at least 800 km
(500 miles).
• Refer to the instructions included with towing accessories for the
proper installation and adjustment specifications.
141
Driving
Do not exceed the maximum loads listed on the Certification label. For
load specification terms found on the label, refer to Vehicle loading in
this chapter. Remember to figure in the tongue load of your loaded
trailer when figuring the total weight.
Engine - 3.9L
Maximum GCWR
Maximum trailer weight rating
Maximum trailer tongue weight
Kg (Lbs.)
2472 (5331)
454 (1000)
45 (100)
Towing trailers beyond the maximum recommended gross trailer
weight exceeds the limit of the vehicle and could result in
engine damage, transmission damage, structural damage, loss of control
and personal injury.
Preparing to tow
Use the proper equipment for towing a trailer and make sure it is
properly attached to your vehicle. See your dealer or a reliable trailer
dealer if you require assistance.
Hitches
Do not use hitches that clamp onto the vehicle bumper. Use a load
carrying hitch. You must distribute the load in your trailer so that
10–15% of the total weight of the trailer is on the tongue.
Safety chains
Always connect the trailer’s safety chains to the frame or hook retainers
of the vehicle hitch. To connect the trailer’s safety chains, cross the
chains under the trailer tongue and allow slack for turning corners.
If you use a rental trailer, follow the instructions that the rental agency
gives to you.
Do not attach safety chains to the bumper.
Trailer brakes
Electric brakes and manual, automatic or surge-type trailer brakes are safe
if installed properly and adjusted to the manufacturer’s specifications. The
trailer brakes must meet local and Federal regulations.
Do not connect a trailer’s hydraulic brake system directly to your
vehicle’s brake system. Your vehicle may not have enough
braking power and your chances of having a collision greatly increase.
142
Driving
The braking system of the tow vehicle is rated for operation at the
GVWR not GCWR.
Trailer lamps
Trailer lamps are required on most towed vehicles. Make sure your
trailer lamps conform to local and Federal regulations. See your dealer or
trailer rental agency for proper instructions and equipment for hooking
up trailer lamps.
Driving while you tow
When towing a trailer:
• Turn off the speed control. The speed control may shut off
automatically when you are towing on long, steep grades.
• Consult your local motor vehicle speed regulations for towing a trailer.
• Shift out of D5 (Overdrive) and into D4 (Drive) or a lower gear when
towing up or down steep hills. This will eliminate excessive downshifting
and upshifting for optimum fuel economy and transmission cooling.
• Anticipate stops and brake gradually.
Servicing after towing
If you tow a trailer for long distances, your vehicle will require more
frequent service intervals. Refer to your scheduled maintenance guide for
more information.
Trailer towing tips
• Practice turning, stopping and backing up before starting on a trip to
get the feel of the vehicle trailer combination. When turning, make
wider turns so the trailer wheels will clear curbs and other obstacles.
• Allow more distance for stopping with a trailer attached.
• If you are driving down a long or steep hill, shift to a lower gear. Do
not apply the brakes continuously, as they may overheat and become
less effective.
• The trailer tongue weight should be 10–15% of the loaded trailer weight.
• After you have traveled 80 km (50 miles), thoroughly check your
hitch, electrical connections and trailer wheel lug nuts.
• To aid in engine/transmission cooling and A/C efficiency during hot
weather while stopped in traffic, place the gearshift lever in P (Park).
• Vehicles with trailers should not be parked on a grade. If you must
park on a grade, place wheel chocks under the trailer’s wheels.
143
Driving
Launching or retrieving a boat
Disconnect the wiring to the trailer before backing the trailer
into the water. Reconnect the wiring to the trailer after the
trailer is removed from the water.
When backing down a ramp during boat launching or retrieval:
• do not allow the static water level to rise above the bottom edge of
the rear bumper.
• do not allow waves to break higher than 15 cm (6 inches) above the
bottom edge of the rear bumper.
Exceeding these limits may allow water to enter vehicle components:
• causing internal damage to the components.
• affecting driveability, emissions and reliability.
Replace the rear axle lubricant any time the axle has been submerged in
water. Rear axle lubricant quantities are not to be checked or changed
unless a leak is suspected or repair required.
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. See your
local dealer for driveshaft removal/installation.
Improper removal/installation of the driveshaft can cause
transmission fluid loss, damage to the driveshaft and internal
transmission components.
144
Roadside Emergencies
GETTING ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
To fully assist you should you have a vehicle concern, Ford Motor
Company offers a complimentary roadside assistance program. This
program is separate from the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. The service
is available:
• 24–hours, seven days a week
• for the New Vehicle Limited Warranty period of three years or 60,000
km (36,000 miles), whichever occurs first on Ford and Mercury
vehicles, and four years or 80,000 km (50,000 miles) on Lincoln
vehicles.
Roadside assistance will cover:
• changing a flat tire
• jump-starts
• lock-out assistance
• limited fuel delivery
• towing of your disabled vehicle to the nearest Ford Motor Company
dealership, or your selling dealer if within 56.3 km (35 miles) of the
nearest Ford Motor Company dealership (one tow per disablement).
Even non-warranty related tows, like accidents or getting stuck in the
mud or snow, are covered (some exclusions apply, such as impound
towing or repossession).
Canadian customers refer to your Owner Information Guide for
information on:
• coverage period
• exact fuel amounts
• towing of your disabled vehicle
• emergency travel expense reimbursement
• travel planning benefits
Using roadside assistance
Complete the roadside assistance identification card and place it in your
wallet for quick reference. In the United States, this card is found in the
Owner Guide portfolio in the glove compartment in Ford vehicles and is
mailed to you if you own a Mercury or Lincoln. In Canada, the card is
found in the Owner Information Guide in the glove compartment.
U.S. Ford or Mercury vehicle customers who require roadside assistance,
call 1–800–241–3673; Lincoln vehicle customers call 1–800–521–4140.
145
Roadside Emergencies
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
Use only in an emergency to warn traffic of vehicle breakdown,
approaching danger, etc. The hazard flashers can be operated when the
ignition is off.
• The hazard lights control is
located on top of the steering
column.
• Depress hazard lights control to
activate all hazard flashers
simultaneously.
• Depress control again to turn the
flashers off.
FUEL PUMP SHUT-OFF SWITCH
FUEL
RESET
The fuel pump shut-off switch is a device intended to stop the electric
fuel pump when your vehicle has been involved in a substantial jolt.
After a collision, if the engine cranks but does not start, the fuel pump
shut-off switch may have been activated.
146
Roadside Emergencies
The fuel pump shut-off switch is
located in the driver’s foot well,
behind the kick panel. The reset
button (RED) for the fuel pump
shut-off switch is accessible through
an opening in the kick panel.
Use the following procedure to reset the fuel pump shut-off switch.
1. Turn the ignition to the OFF position.
2. Check the fuel system for leaks.
3. If no fuel leak is apparent, reset the fuel pump shut-off switch by
pushing in on the reset button.
4. Turn the ignition to the RUN position. Pause for a few seconds and
return the key to the OFF position.
5. Make a further check for leaks in the fuel system.
FUSES AND RELAYS
Fuses
If electrical components in the
vehicle are not working, a fuse may
have blown. Blown fuses are
identified by a broken wire within
the fuse. Check the appropriate
fuses before replacing any electrical
components.
15
147
Roadside Emergencies
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.
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.
148
FUSE 7
FUSE 21
FUSE 35
FUSE 6
FUSE 20
FUSE 34
FUSE 5
FUSE 19
FUSE 33
FUSE 4
FUSE 18
FUSE 32
FUSE 3
FUSE 17
FUSE 31
FUSE 2
FUSE 16
FUSE 30
FUSE 1
FUSE 15
FUSE 29
FUSE 12
FUSE 26
FUSE 14
FUSE 11
FUSE 25
FUSE 28
FUSE 10
FUSE 24
FUSE 13
FUSE 9
FUSE 23
FUSE 22
FUSE 8
RELAY 1
SEE
OWNER'S MANUAL
FUSE 27
REPLACEMENT
FUSES
Roadside Emergencies
The fuses are coded as follows.
Fuse/Relay
Location
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Fuse Amp
Rating
5A
5A
5A
5A
5A
10A
5A
5A
15A
5A
15A
10A
Passenger Compartment Fuse Panel
Description
Starter relay coil
Radio start signal
ABS module
PCM coil, Cluster and fuel pump relay
Autolamp system, FEM, T/A switch
OBD II
PCM, RKE, Sunload sensor
Right-hand turn/park/side marker
Right-hand headlamp
Left-hand turn/park/side marker
Left-hand headlamp
Pad switch
149
Roadside Emergencies
Fuse/Relay
Location
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
150
Fuse Amp
Rating
5A
10A
5A
5A
5A
20A
20A
10A
10A
10A
10A
5A
10A
3A
10A
10A
5A
5A
10A
20A
10A
5A
5A
Passenger Compartment Fuse Panel
Description
Cluster
Air bag, Vehicle ID
Not used (spare)
Not used (spare)
Alternator and air bag warning
Radio
Tilt/Tele motors
FEM, DATC, Cluster
Not used (spare)
Not used (spare)
Not used (spare)
PATS transceiver
Washer pump
Windshield wiper relay
Radio, Cellphone
Not used (spare)
DATC
FEM VBATT2
Map lamps, Interior lighting, S/JB
Cigar lighter
FEM, Ill M.
Outside mirror
DGB brake pedal switch, Stoplamp switch
Roadside Emergencies
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.
7
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.
151
Roadside Emergencies
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
RELAY 05
RELAY
11
RELAY
12
RELAY
14
RELAY
15
RELAY 02
RELAY 03
RELAY 06
RELAY 07
RELAY
13
RELAY 09
RELAY 04
RELAY 08
RELAY 01
RELAY
10
DIODE
9 10 11 12
The high-current fuses are coded as follows.
Fuse/Relay
Location
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
152
Fuse Amp
Rating
10A*
15A*
10A*
15A*
20A*
15A*
—
20A*
—
15A*
15A*
10A*
—
Power Distribution Box Description
A/C clutch
Heated wiper park
Park lamp
Horn
Fuel injectors
Transmission solenoid
Not used
Power point
Not used
IAC solenoid
HEGO’s
Coil-on-plug
Not used
Roadside Emergencies
Fuse/Relay
Fuse Amp
Location
Rating
14
30A**
15
—
16
30A**
17
—
18
40A**
19
—
20
—
21
30A**
22
30A**
23
—
24
30A**
Relay 01
Mini Relay
Relay 02
Mini Relay
Relay 03
Mini Relay
Relay 04
Mini Relay
Relay 05
Mini Relay
Relay 06
Mini Relay
Relay 07
—
Relay 08
Mini Relay
Relay 09
—
Relay 10
Standard Relay
Relay 11
Standard Relay
Relay 12
—
Relay 13
—
Relay 14
Standard Relay
Relay 15
Standard Relay
Diode
—
*Mini fuses **Cartridge fuses
Power Distribution Box Description
ABS module power
Not used
Blower motor
Not used
PCM
Not used
Not used
Starter solenoid
ABS motor
Not used (fuse plug)
Wiper relay
Wiper HI/LO
Wiper park
Coil-on-plug and HEGOs
Heated wiper park relay
Auxiliary coolant pump (V8 engines)
Horns
Not used
A/C clutch
Not used
Blower motor
Wipers
Not used
Not used
PCM
Starter motor
Not used
153
Roadside Emergencies
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.
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
154
CONSULTER LA GUIDE
Roadside Emergencies
The high-current fuses are coded as follows.
Fuse/Relay
Location
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
Fuse Amp
Rating
15A*
5A*
10A*
10A*
—
10A*
10A*
5A*
—
—
—
5A*
—
5A*
5A*
—
15A*
20A*
30A**
30A**
—
20A**
30A**
30A**
40A**
30A**
30A**
30A**
30A**
—
Power Distribution Box
Description
Decklid solenoid
License plate lamp
Left rear turn and stop lamp
Luggage compartment lamp
Not used
Back-up lamps
Right rear turn and stop lamp
Center high-mounted stop lamp
Not used
Not used
Not used
REM logic (if equipped)
Not used
Convertible top relay coil
Alternator sense
Not used
Fuel pump
Subwoofer amplifier
Driver power seat
FEM - Left front window
Not used
Ignition switch
SSP4
SSP3
P-J/B
Passenger power seat
SSP1
REM -Right front window
Rear defroster
Not used
155
Roadside Emergencies
Fuse/Relay
Fuse Amp
Location
Rating
31
—
32
30A**
Relay 001
Full ISO
Relay 002
Full ISO
Relay 003
Full ISO
Relay 004
Full ISO
Relay 005
Full ISO
Relay 006
—
Relay 007
1/2 ISO
Diode 01
—
Diode 02
1A
*Mini fuses **Maxi fuses
Power Distribution Box
Description
Not used
SSP2
SSP1
SSP4
Rear defroster
SSP3
SSP2
Not used
Fuel pump
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.
The use of tire sealants is not recommended and may
compromise the integrity of 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
156
Roadside Emergencies
• 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
Tire change procedure
To 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.
157
Roadside Emergencies
3. Lift the trunk cargo cover and
remove the spare tire, jack and tool
bag with lug wrench.
4. Loosen each wheel lug nut
one-half turn counterclockwise but
do not remove them until the wheel
is raised off the ground.
158
Roadside Emergencies
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.
If you are using the temporary tire, the lug nut washers will not appear
to be flush with the rim. This is normal only when using the temporary
spare tire.
8. Lower the wheel by turning the jack handle counterclockwise.
159
Roadside Emergencies
9. Remove the jack and fully tighten
the lug nuts in the order shown.
1
3
4
5
2
Note: The jack cannot be
properly stowed when a full size
tire is placed here. Secure the
jack and the temporary spare
tire as shown after the flat tire
has been fixed.
10. Put flat tire, jack away. Stow the
lug wrench in the bag along side of
the tire. Make sure jack is fastened
so it does not rattle when you drive.
11. Unblock the wheels.
Anti-theft lug nuts (if equipped)
If your vehicle is equipped with this feature, one of the lug nuts on each
wheel must be removed and replaced with a special key. The key and
registration card are attached to the lug wrench and stored with the
spare tire. If you lose the key, send the registration card to the
manufacturer (not the dealer) to get a replacement key. If the lug
wrench/lug nut key assembly is lost, see your nearest Ford or Lincoln
Mercury dealer who has access to the master set of keys. Do not use an
impact wrench with the anti-theft key.
160
Roadside Emergencies
To remove the anti-theft lug nut:
1. Insert the key over the locking
lug nut. Make sure you hold the key
square to the lug nut. If you hold
the key at an angle, you could
damage the key and the lug nut.
2. Place the lug nut wrench over the lug nut key and apply pressure on
the key with the wrench.
3. Turn the wrench in a counterclockwise direction to remove the lug
nut.
To install the anti-theft lug nut:
1. Insert the key over the locking lug nut.
2. Place the lug nut wrench over the lug nut key and apply pressure on
the key with the wrench.
3. Install the lug nut by turning the wrench clockwise.
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; also, the
catalytic converter may become damaged.
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.
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.
161
Roadside Emergencies
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 (+) booster cable to the positive (+) terminal of
the discharged battery.
Note: In the illustrations, lightning bolts are used to designate the
assisting (boosting) battery.
+
+
–
–
2. Connect the other end of the positive (+) cable to the positive (+)
terminal of the assisting battery.
162
Roadside Emergencies
+
+
–
–
3. Connect the negative (-) cable to the negative (-) terminal of the
assisting battery.
+
+
–
–
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.)
163
Roadside Emergencies
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.
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.
164
Roadside Emergencies
+
+
–
–
2. Remove the jumper cable on the negative (-) connection of the
booster vehicle’s battery.
+
+
–
–
3. Remove the jumper cable from the positive (+) terminal of the booster
vehicle’s battery.
165
Roadside Emergencies
+
+
–
–
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.
166
Roadside Emergencies
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.
167
Customer Assistance
GETTING THE SERVICES YOU NEED
At home
Ford Motor Company and Ford of Canada have authorized dealerships to
service your vehicle. It is preferred that you return to the authorized
dealer where your vehicle was purchased when warranty repairs are
needed. However, you may also take your vehicle to another Ford Motor
Company or Ford of Canada dealership authorized for warranty repairs.
Certain warranty repairs require special training though, so not all
dealers are authorized to perform all warranty repairs. That means that
depending on the warranty repair needed, the vehicle may need to be
taken to another dealer. If a particular dealership cannot assist you, then
contact the Customer Relationship Center.
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 or Service Manager at the dealership.
3. If the inquiry or concern cannot be resolved at the dealership level,
please contact the Ford Customer Relationship Center.
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
16800 Executive Plaza Drive
P.O. Box 6248
Dearborn, Michigan 48121
1-800-392-3673 (FORD)
(TDD for the hearing impaired: 1-800-232-5952)
www.ford.com
168
Customer Assistance
In Canada:
Customer Relationship Centre
Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited
P.O. Box 2000
Oakville, Ontario L6J 5E4
1-800-565-3673 (FORD)
www.ford.ca
If you own a Lincoln vehicle and are away from home when your vehicle
needs service, or if you need more help than the dealership could
provide, after following the steps described above, contact the Ford
Customer Relationship Center to find an authorized dealership to help
you.
In the United States:
Ford Motor Company
Customer Relationship Center
16800 Executive Plaza Drive
P.O. Box 6248
Dearborn, Michigan 48121
1-800-521-4140
(TDD for the hearing impaired: 1-800-232-5952)
www.ford.com
In Canada:
Customer Relationship Centre
Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited
P.O. Box 2000
Oakville, Ontario L6J 5E4
1-800-565-3673 (FORD)
www.ford.ca
In order to help you service your Ford or Lincoln Mercury vehicle, please
have the following information available when contacting a Customer
Relationship Center:
• 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.).
169
Customer Assistance
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.
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.
170
Customer Assistance
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.
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.
171
Customer Assistance
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.
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.
172
Customer Assistance
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.
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
16800 Executive Plaza Drive
P.O. Box 6248
Dearborn, Michigan 48121
173
Customer Assistance
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.
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.
174
Customer Assistance
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.
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.
175
Customer Assistance
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
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
176
Customer Assistance
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
U.S. Department of Transportation
Washington, D.C. 20590
You can also obtain other information about motor vehicle safety from
the Hotline.
177
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.
178
Cleaning
PAINT CHIPS
Your dealer has touch-up paint and sprays to match your vehicle’s color.
Take your color code (printed on a sticker in the driver’s door jam) to
your dealer to ensure you get the correct color.
• Remove particles such as bird droppings, tree sap, insect deposits, tar
spots, road salt and industrial fallout before repairing paint chips.
• Always read the instructions before using the products.
ALUMINUM WHEELS AND WHEEL COVERS
Aluminum wheels and wheel covers are coated with a clearcoat paint
finish. In order to maintain their shine:
• Clean weekly with Motorcraft Wheel and Tire Cleaner (ZC-37–A),
which is available from your dealer. Heavy dirt and brake dust
accumulation may require agitation with a sponge. Rinse thoroughly
with a strong stream of water.
• Never apply any cleaning chemical to hot or warm wheel rims or
covers.
• Some automatic car washes may cause damage to the finish on your
wheel rims or covers. Chemical-strength cleaners, or cleaning
chemicals, in combination with brush agitation to remove brake dust
and dirt, could wear away the clearcoat finish over time.
• Do not use hydrofluoric acid-based or high caustic-based wheel
cleaners, steel wool, fuels or strong household detergent.
• To remove tar and grease, use Ford Extra Strength Tar and Road Oil
Removal (B7A-19520–AA), 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.
179
Cleaning
• Cover the highlighted areas to prevent water damage when cleaning
the engine.
• Never wash or rinse the engine while it is running; water in the
running engine may cause internal damage.
PLASTIC (NON-PAINTED) EXTERIOR PARTS
Use only approved products to clean plastic parts. These products are
available from your dealer.
• For routine cleaning, use Motorcraft Detail Wash (ZC-3–A).
• If tar or grease spots are present, use Ford Extra Strength Tar and
Road Oil Removal (B7A-19520–AA).
WINDOWS AND WIPER BLADES
The windshield, rear window and wiper blades should be cleaned
regularly. If the wiper does not wipe properly, substances on the
windshield, rear window 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 or rear window may be cleaned with a non-abrasive
cleaner such as Motorcraft Ultra Clear Spray Glass Cleaner (ZC-23),
available from your dealer.
180
Cleaning
• 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 painted surfaces.
CONVERTIBLE TOP AND PADDED MOLDING
Wash with Motorcraft Triple Clean (ZC-13), which is available from your
dealer.
• Do not use stiff bristle brushes or abrasive materials or cleaners.
• Hot waxes applied by commercial car washes can affect the
cleanability of vinyl material.
• Using high water pressure or wand-type car washes against the
convertible top and windows may cause water leaks and possible seal
damage.
CLEANING SEATS EQUIPPED WITH SIDE AIR BAGS
Remove dust and loose dirt with a vacuum cleaner. In order to remove
stains and soil, clean with Extra Strength Upholstery Cleaner
(E8AZ-19523–AA).
Never saturate the seat covers with any cleaning solution.
Do not use chemical solvents or strong detergents when cleaning
the seat where the side air bag is mounted. Such products could
contaminate the side air bag system and affect performance of the side
air bag in a collision. The air bag may not function correctly and not
provide injury reduction benefits.
181
Cleaning
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 Ford Extra Strength Upholstery
Cleaner (E8AZ-19523–AA).
• 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.
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.
UNDERBODY
Flush the complete underside of your vehicle frequently. Keep body and
door drain holes free from packed dirt.
182
Cleaning
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)
Ford Custom Vinyl Protectant* (not available in Canada)
(F2AZ—19530–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)
Ford Extra Strength Tar and Road Oil Remover* (not available in
Canada) (B7A-19520–AA)
Ford Extra Strength Upholstery Cleaner (not available in Canada)
(E8AZ-19523–AA)
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 Detailer (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)
* May be sold with the Motorcraft name
183
Maintenance and Specifications
SERVICE RECOMMENDATIONS
To help you service your vehicle:
• We highlight do-it-yourself items in the engine compartment for easy
location.
• We provide a scheduled maintenance guide which makes tracking
routine service easy.
If your vehicle requires professional service, your dealership can provide
the necessary parts and service. Check your Warranty Guide/Owner
Information Guide to find out which parts and services are covered.
Use only recommended fuels, lubricants, fluids and service parts
conforming to specifications. Motorcraft parts are designed and built to
provide the best performance in your vehicle.
PRECAUTIONS WHEN SERVICING YOUR VEHICLE
Be especially careful when inspecting or servicing your vehicle.
• Do not work on a hot engine.
• When the engine is running, keep loose clothing, jewelry or long hair
away from 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 lit cigarettes, open flames and other lit material away from
the battery and all fuel related parts.
If you disconnect the battery, the engine must “relearn” its idle
conditions before your vehicle will drive properly, as explained in the
Battery section in this chapter.
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.
184
Maintenance and Specifications
Working with the engine on
1. Set the parking brake and ensure the gearshift is securely latched in P
(Park).
2. Block the wheels to prevent the vehicle from moving unexpectedly.
Note: Do not start your engine with the air cleaner removed and do not
remove it while the engine is running.
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 the handle
toward the passenger side of the
vehicle.
3. Lift the hood until the lift cylinders hold it open.
185
Maintenance and Specifications
IDENTIFYING COMPONENTS IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT
3.9L–4V V8 engine
1
9
2
3
4
8
5
7
1. Engine oil filler cap
2. Engine oil dipstick
3. Brake fluid reservoir
4. Engine coolant reservoir
5. Power steering fluid reservoir
6. Air filter assembly
7. Windshield washer fluid reservoir
8. Power distribution box
186
6
Maintenance and Specifications
Check the washer fluid whenever
you stop for fuel. The reservoir is
symbol.
highlighted with a
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 ESR-M17P5–A .
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.
187
Maintenance and Specifications
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.
188
Maintenance and Specifications
2. If the engine oil level is not within the normal range, add only certified
engine oil of the recommended viscosity. Remove the engine oil filler cap
and use a funnel to pour the engine oil into the opening.
3. Recheck the engine oil level. Make sure the oil level is not above the
MAX mark on the engine oil level indicator (dipstick).
4. Install the indicator and ensure it is fully seated.
5. Fully install the engine oil filler cap by turning the filler cap clockwise
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.
SAE 5W-20 engine oil is recommended.
Only use oils “Certified For Gasoline Engines” by the American
Petroleum Institute (API). Use Motorcraft or an equivalent 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, oil treatments or engine
treatments. They are unnecessary and could, under certain conditions,
lead to engine damage which is not covered by your warranty.
Change your engine oil and filter according to the appropriate schedule
listed in the scheduled maintenance guide.
Ford production and aftermarket (Motorcraft) oil filters are designed for
added engine protection and long life. If a replacement oil filter is used
that does not meet Ford material and design specifications, start-up
engine noises or knock may be experienced.
It is recommended you use the appropriate Motorcraft oil filter (or
another brand meeting Ford specifications) for your engine application.
189
Maintenance and Specifications
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.
190
Maintenance and Specifications
When lifting a plastic-cased battery, excessive pressure on the
end walls could cause acid to flow through the vent caps,
resulting in personal injury and/or damage to the vehicle or battery.
Lift the battery with a battery carrier or with your hands on opposite
corners.
Keep batteries out of reach of children. Batteries contain sulfuric
acid. Avoid contact with skin, eyes or clothing. Shield your eyes
when working near the battery to protect against possible splashing of
acid solution. In case of acid contact with skin or eyes, flush
immediately with water for a minimum of 15 minutes and get prompt
medical attention. If acid is swallowed, call a physician immediately.
Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead and
lead compounds. Wash hands after handling.
Because your vehicle’s engine is electronically controlled by a computer,
some control conditions are maintained by power from the battery. When
the battery is disconnected or a new battery is installed, the engine must
relearn its idle and fuel trim strategy for optimum driveability and
performance. To begin this process:
1. With the vehicle at a complete stop, set the parking brake.
2. Put the gearshift in P (Park), turn off all accessories and start the
engine.
3. Run the engine until it reaches normal operating temperature.
4. Allow the engine to idle for at least one minute.
5. Turn the A/C on and allow the engine to idle for at least one minute.
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.
191
Maintenance and Specifications
RN
LE
A
TU
D
RE
If the battery has been disconnected or a new battery has been installed,
the short drop glass, clock and the preset radio stations must be reset
once the battery is reconnected.
• 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.
192
Maintenance and Specifications
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.
193
Maintenance and Specifications
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.
The cooling system in your vehicle is filled with either green-colored
Motorcraft Premium Engine Coolant meeting Ford specification
ESE-M97B44–A or yellow-colored Motorcraft Premium Gold Engine
Coolant meeting Ford Specification WSS-M97B51–A1. To determine your
vehicle’s coolant type (color), check your coolant reservoir.
• Add Motorcraft Premium Engine Coolant (green-colored),
VC-4–A (U.S.) or CXC-10 (Canada) or Motorcraft Premium
Gold Engine Coolant (yellow-colored), VC-7–A (VC-7–B in
Oregon), depending on the type of coolant originally equipped
in your vehicle. If you are unsure which type of coolant your vehicle
requires, check your coolant reservoir or contact your local dealer.
Note: Use of Motorcraft Cooling System Stop Leak Pellets, VC-6,
darkens 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.
194
Maintenance and Specifications
• Do not add extra inhibitors or additives to the coolant. These
can be harmful and compromise the corrosion protection of the engine
coolant.
• Do not mix with recycled coolant unless from a Ford-approved
recycling process (see Use of Recycled engine coolant section).
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.
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 (an opaque 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.
195
Maintenance and Specifications
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 recommends the use of a recycled engine coolant
produced by Ford-approved processes in vehicles originally equipped
with Motorcraft Premium Engine Coolant (green-colored). However, not
all coolant recycling processes produce coolant that meets Ford
specification ESE-M97B44–A. Use of such coolant may harm the engine
and cooling system components.
Ford Motor Company does NOT recommend the use of recycled engine
coolant in vehicles originally equipped with Motorcraft Premium Gold
Engine Coolant since a Ford-approved recycling process is not yet
available.
Used engine coolant should be disposed of in an appropriate
manner. Follow your community’s regulations and standards for recycling
and disposing of automotive fluids.
Coolant refill capacity
To find out how much fluid your vehicle’s cooling system can hold, refer
to Refill capacities in this chapter.
Fill your engine coolant reservoir as outlined in Adding engine coolant
in this chapter.
Severe climates
If you drive in extremely cold climates (less than –36° C [–34° F]), it
may be necessary to increase the coolant concentration above 50%.
Refer to the chart on the coolant container to ensure the coolant
concentration in your vehicle will provide adequate freeze protection.
Never increase the engine coolant concentration above 60%
(protection to –60°F). At a level over 60%, your engine could overheat
and become damaged.
If you drive in extremely hot climates, it is still necessary to maintain the
coolant concentration at 50/50 coolant and water. Do not allow the
coolant concentration to fall below 40% coolant. At a concentration
less than 40%, the corrosion protection to your engine and cooling
components may be compromised and permanent damage may result.
196
Maintenance and Specifications
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.
How fail-safe cooling works
If the engine begins to overheat:
• The engine coolant temperature
gauge will move to the H (hot)
area.
• The
symbol will
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.
197
Maintenance and Specifications
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.
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.
Checking and adding engine cooling fan hydraulic fluid
Check the engine cooling fan hydraulic fluid. Refer to the scheduled
maintenance guide for the service interval schedules. If adding fluid is
necessary, use only MERCON威 ATF.
Check the fluid level when it is at
ambient temperature (-7° to 25° C
[20° to 80° F]):
1. 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.
2. 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
XAM
NIM
198
Maintenance and Specifications
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.
• 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.
199
Maintenance and Specifications
• 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.
200
Maintenance and Specifications
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 compounds containing MMT.
Repairs to correct the effects of using a fuel for which your vehicle was
not designed may not be covered by your warranty.
201
Maintenance and Specifications
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.
91
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
issued 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. In Canada,
look for fuels that display the Auto
Makers’ Choice娂 logo.
Cleaner air
Ford endorses the use of reformulated “cleaner-burning” gasolines to
improve air quality.
202
Maintenance and Specifications
Running out of fuel
Avoid running out of fuel because this situation may have an adverse
affect on powertrain components.
If you have run out of fuel:
• You may need to cycle the ignition from OFF to ON several times after
refueling, to allow the fuel system to pump the fuel from the tank to
the engine.
• Your “Check Engine” indicator may come on. For more information on
the “Check Engine” indicator, refer to the Instrument Cluster
chapter.
Fuel Filter
For fuel filter replacement, see your dealer or a qualified service
technician. Refer to the scheduled maintenance guide for the appropriate
intervals for changing the fuel filter.
Replace the fuel filter with an authorized Motorcraft part. The
customer warranty may be void for any damage to the fuel system
if an authorized Motorcraft fuel filter is not used.
ESSENTIALS OF GOOD FUEL ECONOMY
Measuring techniques
Your best source of information about actual fuel economy is you, the
driver. You must gather information as accurately and consistently as
possible. Fuel expense, frequency of fill-ups or fuel gauge readings are
NOT accurate as a measure of fuel economy. We do not recommend
taking fuel economy measurements during the first 1,600 km (1,000
miles) of driving (engine break-in period). You will get a more accurate
measurement after 3,000 km–5,000 km (2,000 miles-3,000 miles).
Filling the tank
The advertised fuel capacity of the fuel tank on your vehicle is equal to
the rated refill capacity of the fuel tank as listed in the Refill capacities
section of this chapter.
The advertised capacity is the amount of the indicated capacity and the
empty reserve combined. Indicated capacity is the difference in the
amount of fuel in a full tank and a tank when the fuel gauge indicates
empty. Empty reserve is the small amount of fuel remaining in the fuel
tank after the fuel gauge indicates empty.
203
Maintenance and Specifications
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.
• 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.
204
Maintenance and Specifications
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.
• 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 fourth and fifth 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.
205
Maintenance and Specifications
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.
• 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.
• Four-wheel-drive operation (if equipped) is less fuel efficient than
two-wheel-drive operation.
• 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.
206
Maintenance and Specifications
• 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.
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.
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.
207
Maintenance and Specifications
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.
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
208
Maintenance and Specifications
BRAKE FLUID
Checking and adding brake fluid
Brake fluid should be checked and
refilled as needed. Refer to the
scheduled maintenance guide for
the service interval schedules.
1. Clean the reservoir cap before
removal to prevent dirt or water
from entering the reservoir.
2. Visually inspect the fluid level.
3. If necessary, add brake fluid from
a clean un-opened container until
MAX
the level reaches MAX. Do not fill
above this line.
MIN
4. Use only brake fluids certified to
meet Ford specification ESA-M6C25–A. 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.
Brake fluid is toxic. If brake fluid contacts the eyes, flush eyes
with running water for 15 minutes. Seek medical attention if
irritation persists. If taken internally, drink water and induce vomiting.
Seek medical attention immediately.
If you use DOT 5 or any other brake fluid that is not DOT 3 or
DOT 4, you will cause permanent damage to your brakes.
Do not let the fluid level in the reservoir for the master cylinder
fall below the MIN mark. If master cylinder runs dry, this may
cause the brakes to fail.
209
Maintenance and Specifications
TRANSMISSION FLUID
Checking automatic transmission fluid
The 5R55N 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.
210
Maintenance and Specifications
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.
211
Maintenance and Specifications
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.
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.
INFORMATION ABOUT UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADING
New vehicles are fitted with tires
that have a rating on them called
Tire Quality Grades. The Quality
grades can be found where
applicable on the tire sidewall
between tread shoulder and
maximum section width. For
example:
• Treadwear 200 Traction AA Temperature A
These Tire Quality Grades are determined by standards that the United
States Department of Transportation has set.
Tire Quality Grades apply to new pneumatic tires for use on passenger
cars. They do not apply to deep tread, winter-type snow tires,
space-saver or temporary use spare tires, tires with nominal rim
diameters of 10 to 12 inches or limited production tires as defined in
Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations Part 575.104(c)(2).
U.S. Department of Transportation-Tire quality grades: The U.S.
Department of Transportation requires Ford to give you the following
information about tire grades exactly as the government has written it.
212
Maintenance and Specifications
Treadwear
The treadwear grade is a comparative rating based on the wear rate of
the tire when tested under controlled conditions on a specified
government test course. For example, a tire graded 150 would wear one
and one-half (1 1/2) times as well on the government course as a tire
graded 100. The relative performance of tires depends upon the actual
conditions of their use, however, and may depart significantly from the
norm due to variations in driving habits, service practices, and
differences in road characteristics and climate.
Traction AA A B C
The traction grades, from highest to lowest are AA, A, B, and C. The
grades represent the tire’s ability to stop on wet pavement as measured
under controlled conditions on specified government test surfaces of
asphalt and concrete. A tire marked C may have poor traction
performance.
The traction grade assigned to this tire is based on
straight-ahead braking traction tests, and does not include
acceleration, cornering, hydroplaning or peak traction characteristics.
Temperature A B C
The temperature grades are A (the highest), B and C, representing the
tire’s resistance to the generation of heat and its ability to dissipate heat
when tested under controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory
test wheel. Sustained high temperature can cause the material of the tire
to degenerate and reduce tire life, and excessive temperature can lead to
sudden tire failure. The grade C corresponds to a level of performance
which all passenger car tires must meet under the Federal Motor Vehicle
Safety Standard No. 109. Grades B and A represent higher levels of
performance on the laboratory test wheel than the minimum required by
law.
The temperature grade for this tire is established for a tire that
is properly inflated and not overloaded. Excessive speed,
underinflation, or excessive loading, either separately or in
combination, can cause heat buildup and possible tire failure.
213
Maintenance and Specifications
SERVICING YOUR TIRES
Checking the tire pressure
• Use an accurate tire pressure gauge.
• Check the tire pressure when tires are cold, after the vehicle has been
parked for at least one hour or has been driven less than 5 km
(3 miles).
• Adjust tire pressure to recommended specifications found on the tire
inflation placard located on the passenger side door.
Improperly inflated tires can affect vehicle handling and can fail
suddenly, possibly resulting in loss of vehicle control, vehicle
rollover and/or personal injury.
Tire rotation
Because your vehicle’s tires perform different jobs, they often wear
differently. To make sure your tires wear evenly and last longer, rotate
them as indicated in the scheduled maintenance guide. If you notice that
the tires wear unevenly, have them checked.
• Four tire rotation
214
Maintenance and Specifications
Replacing the tires
Replace the tires when the wear
band is visible through the tire
treads.
When replacing full size tires, never mix radial bias-belted, or
bias-type tires. Use only the tire sizes that are listed on the
Certification or Tire Label. Make sure that all tires are the same size,
speed rating, and load-carrying capacity. Use only the tire combinations
recommended on the label. If you do not follow these precautions,
your vehicle may not drive properly and safely.
Make sure that all replacement tires are of the same size, type,
load-carrying capacity and tread design (e.g., “All Terrain”,
“Touring”, etc.), as originally offered by Ford.
Failure to follow these precautions may adversely affect the
handling of the vehicle, and increase the risk of loss of vehicle
control, vehicle rollover and/or personal injury.
Tires that are larger or smaller than your vehicle’s original tires may also
affect the accuracy of your speedometer.
SNOW TIRES AND CHAINS
Driving too fast for conditions creates the possibility of loss of
vehicle control.
Snow tires must be the same size and grade as the tires you
currently have on your vehicle.
Driving at very high speeds for extended periods of time may result in
damage to vehicle components.
The tires on your vehicle have all-weather treads that provide traction in
rain or snow.
215
Maintenance and Specifications
The use of snow cables is not recommended for this vehicle, as damage
to your vehicle may occur under extreme handling or rough road
conditions. However, if you choose to operate the vehicle with snow
cables, avoid these conditions and follow the manufacturer’s
recommendations.
Do not use any type of tire chains, as this will likely cause damage to
your vehicle.
MOTORCRAFT PART NUMBERS
Component
Air filter element
Fuel filter
Battery
Oil filter
PCV valve
Spark plugs*
3.9L-4V V8 engine
FA-1679
FG-986
BXT-66-650
FL-2008
N/A
AGSP-32F
* Refer to Vehicle Emissions Control Information (VECI) decal for spark
plug information.
REFILL CAPACITIES
Fluid
Brake fluid
Engine oil
(includes filter
change)
216
Ford Part
Name
High
Performance
DOT 3 Motor
Vehicle Brake
Fluid 1
Motorcraft SAE
5W-20 Premium
Synthetic Blend
Motor Oil
Application
Capacity
All
Fill to MAX line
on reservoir
3.9L-4V V8
engine
5.7L (6.0
quarts)
Maintenance and Specifications
Fluid
Engine coolant
Power steering
fluid
Engine cooling
fan fluid
Rear axle 3
Fuel tank
Transmission
fluid 4
Windshield
washer fluid
2
Ford Part
Name
Motorcraft
Premium Engine
Coolant
(green-colored)
or Motorcraft
Premium Gold
Engine Coolant
(yellow-colored)
Motorcraft
MERCON威 ATF
Motorcraft
MERCON威 ATF
Motorcraft SAE
75W-140 High
Performance
Synthetic Rear
Axle Lubricant
N/A
Motorcraft
MERCON威V
ATF
Ultra-Clear
Windshield
Washer
Concentrate
Application
Capacity
3.9L-4V V8
engine
11.3L (11.9
quarts)
All
Fill to MAX line
on reservoir
Fill to MAX line
on reservoir
1.4L (2.9-3.0
pints)
All
All
All
Automatic
(5R55N)
All
68.2L (18.0
gallons)
11.2L (11.9
quarts) 5
Fill to line on
reservoir
1
Use only brake fluids certified to meet Ford specifications. Refer to
Lubricant Specifications in this chapter. DOT 3 fluid is recommended.
However, if DOT 3 is not available, DOT 4 fluid can be used.
2
Add the coolant type originally equipped in your vehicle.
3
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
217
Maintenance and Specifications
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.
LUBRICANT SPECIFICATIONS
Item
Ford part
name
Brake fluid
Motorcraft High
Performance
DOT 3 Motor
Vehicle Brake
Fluid 1
Door
Silicone
weatherstrips
Lubricant
Door latch, hood Multi-Purpose
Grease
latch, auxiliary
hood latch, door
hinges, striker
plates, seat
tracks and fuel
filler door hinge
Engine coolant
Motorcraft
Premium Engine
Coolant
(green-colored)
Motorcraft
Premium Gold
Engine Coolant
(yellow-colored)
218
Ford part
number
PM-1
Ford
specification
ESA-M6C25-A
and DOT 3
F5AZ-19553-AA
ESR-M13P4-A
XL-4 or XL-5
ESB-M1C93-B or
ESR-M1C159-A
VC-4–A (US) or ESE-M97B44–A
CXC-10 (Canada
VC-7-A (VC-7–B WSS-M97B51-A1
in Oregon)
Maintenance and Specifications
Item
Engine oil
Lock cylinders
Ford part
name
Motorcraft SAE
5W-20 Premium
Synthetic Blend
Motor Oil
Motorcraft
Penetrating and
Lock Lubricant
Motorcraft
MERCON威 ATF
Power steering
and engine
cooling fan fluid
Rear Axle
Motorcraft SAE
Lubricant
75W-140 High
Performance
Synthetic Rear
Axle Lubricant2
Automatic
Motorcraft
transmission
MERCON威V
fluid
ATF 3
Windshield
Motorcraft
washer fluid
Premium
Windshield
Washer
Concentrate
Ford part
number
XO-5W20-QSP
XL-1
Ford
specification
WSS-M2C153-H
with API
Certification
Mark
none
XT-2-QDX
MERCON威
XY-75W140–QL
WSL-M2C192-A
XT-5-QM
MERCON威V
ZC-32-A
WSB-M8B16–A2
1
Use only brake fluids certified to meet Ford specifications. DOT 3 fluid
is recommended. However, if DOT 3 is not available, DOT 4 fluid can be
used.
2
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.
219
Maintenance and Specifications
ENGINE DATA
Engine
Displacement
Required fuel
Firing order
Spark plug gap
Ignition system
Compression ratio
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
10.55:1
VEHICLE DIMENSIONS
Vehicle dimensions
(1) Overall length
(2) Overall width
(3) Overall height
(4) Wheelbase
(5) Track - Front
(5) Track - Rear
mm (in)
4732mm (186.3 in)
1829mm (72.0 in)
1323 mm (52.1 in)
2722 mm (107.2 in)
1537 mm (60.5 in)
1529 mm (60.2 in)
4
1
220
Maintenance and Specifications
3
5
2
IDENTIFYING YOUR VEHICLE
Certification label
The National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration Regulations require
that a Certification label be affixed
to a vehicle and prescribe where the
Certification label may be located.
The Certification label is located on
the front door latch pillar on the
driver’s side.
MFD. BY FORD MOTOR CO. IN U.S.A.
DATE: XXXXX
GVWR:XXXXXXXXXXXX
FRONT GAWR: XXXXXX/XXXXXXX
REAR GAWR: XXXXXXX/XXXXXXX
THIS VEHICLE CONFORMS TO ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL
MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY, BUMPER, AND THEFT PREVENTION STANDARDS IN EFFECT ON THE DATE OF
MANUFACTURE SHOWN ABOVE.
VIN: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXX
TYPE: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXX
EXT PNT: XXXXXX XXXXXX
RC: XX
DSO: XXXX
BAR INT TR TP/PS R AXLE TR SPR
X
XX
XXX X
XX
X XXXX
UPC ∇F85B-1520472-AB
221
Maintenance and Specifications
Vehicle identification number (VIN)
The vehicle identification number is
attached to a metal tag and is
located on the driver side
instrument panel. (Please note that
in the graphic XXXX is
representative of your vehicle
identification number.)
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
1. World manufacturer identifier
2. Brake type and gross vehicle
weight rating (GVWR)
3. Vehicle line, series, body type
4. Engine type
5. Check digit
6. Model year
7. Assembly plant
8. Production sequence number
Engine number
The engine number (the last eight numbers of the vehicle identification
number) is stamped on the engine block, transmission, frame and
transfer case (if equipped).
222
Accessories
FORD ACCESSORIES FOR YOUR VEHICLE
A wide selection of genuine Ford accessories are available for your
vehicle through your local authorized Ford, Lincoln, Mercury or Ford of
Canada dealer. These quality accessories have been specifically
engineered to fulfill your automotive needs; they are custom designed to
complement the style and aerodynamic appearance of your vehicle. In
addition, each accessory is made from high quality materials and meets
or exceeds Ford’s rigorous engineering and safety specifications. Ford
Motor Company will repair or replace any properly dealer-installed Ford
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 Ford 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.
Vehicle Security
Non decorative wheel locks
Vehicle security systems
Comfort and convenience
Cargo nets
Engine block heaters
Remote start system
Protection and appearance equipment
Air bag anti-theft locks
All weather floor mats
Ash cup
Car covers
Cargo liners, interior
223
Accessories
Carpet floor mats
First aid kit
Front end cover
Highway safety kit
Locking gas cap
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 or are not properly installed. When operated, such systems may
cause the engine to stumble or stall. In addition, such systems may be
damaged or their performance may be affected by operating your
vehicle. If you intend on fitting a mobile radio such as a citizens band
radio (CB), please refer to your local dealer for Ford recommended
installation guidelines. Ask you dealer to reference the “Ford Mobile
Radio Installation Guidelines.” (Citizens band [CB] transceivers, garage
door openers and other transmitters with outputs of five watts or less
will not ordinarily affect your vehicle’s operation.)
• Ford cannot assume responsibility for any adverse effects or damage
that may result from the use of such equipment.
224
Index
A
ABS (see Brakes) .....................129
Accessory delay ..........................57
Air bag supplemental restraint
system ........................100–101, 109
and child safety seats ............102
description ......................101, 109
disposal ....................................113
driver air bag ..................102, 111
indicator light ...........10, 104, 112
operation .........................102, 111
passenger air bag ...........102, 111
passenger deactivation
switch ......................................105
side air bag ..............................109
Air cleaner filter .......210–211, 216
Air conditioning ..........................30
Air filter, cabin ............................42
Antifreeze
(see Engine coolant) ................192
Anti-lock brake system
(see Brakes) ......................129–130
Anti-theft system ........................85
arming the system ..............85–86
disarming a triggered
system .......................................86
Audio system (see Radio) .........16
Automatic transmission
driving an automatic
overdrive .................................134
fluid, adding ............................210
fluid, checking ........................210
fluid, refill capacities ..............216
fluid, specification ..................220
Auxiliary power point .................56
Axle
lubricant
specifications ..................218, 220
refill capacities ........................216
B
Battery .......................................190
acid, treating emergencies .....190
charging system warning
light ............................................11
jumping a disabled battery ....161
maintenance-free ....................190
replacement, specifications ...216
servicing ..................................190
BeltMinder ...................................96
Brakes ........................................129
anti-lock ...........................129–130
anti-lock brake system (ABS)
warning light .....................10, 130
brake warning light ....................9
fluid, checking and adding ....209
fluid, refill capacities ..............216
fluid, specifications .........218, 220
lubricant
specifications ..................218, 220
parking ....................................131
shift interlock ..........................133
Break-in period .............................5
Bulbs ............................................46
C
Capacities for refilling fluids ....216
Cassette tape player ...................16
Certification Label ....................221
Changing a tire .........................156
Child safety restraints ..............113
child safety belts ....................113
Child safety seats ......................116
225
Index
attaching with tether
straps .......................................120
in front seat ............................117
in rear seat ..............................117
LATCH .....................................123
Cleaning your vehicle
engine compartment ..............179
instrument panel ....................181
interior .............................181–182
plastic parts ............................180
washing ....................................178
waxing .....................................178
wheels ......................................179
wiper blades ............................180
Clock ............................................27
Console ........................................75
Controls
power seat .................................88
steering column ........................63
Convertible ..................................64
cleaning .............................68, 181
installation of the boot .............65
lowering the convertible top ...64
raising the convertible top ......66
Coolant
checking and adding ..............192
coolant temperature light ........11
refill capacities ................196, 216
specifications ..................218, 220
Cruise control
(see Speed control) ....................59
Customer Assistance ................145
Ford accessories for your
vehicle .....................................183
Ford Extended Service
Plan ..........................................170
Getting assistance outside
the U.S. and Canada ..............174
Getting roadside assistance ...145
226
Getting the service you
need .........................................168
Ordering additional owner’s
literature .................................175
The Dispute Settlement
Board .......................................171
Utilizing the
Mediation/Arbitration
Program ...................................174
D
Daytime running lamps
(see Lamps) ................................43
Defrost
rear window ..............................42
Dipstick
automatic transmission
fluid ..........................................210
engine oil .................................187
Doors
door ajar warning .....................13
lubricant specifications ..........218
Driving under special
conditions
through water .........................139
Dual automatic temperature
control (DATC) ...........................30
E
Emergencies, roadside
jump-starting ..........................161
Emission control system ..........206
Engine ........................................220
check engine/service engine
soon light ....................................8
cleaning ...................................179
coolant .....................................192
fail-safe coolant ......................197
Index
idle speed control ...................190
lubrication
specifications ..................218, 220
refill capacities ........................216
service points ..........................186
starting after a collision .........146
Engine block heater .................128
Engine fan .................................198
Engine oil ..................................187
checking and adding ..............187
dipstick ....................................187
filter, specifications ........189, 216
recommendations ...................189
refill capacities ........................216
specifications ..................218, 220
Exhaust fumes ..........................128
F
Fail safe cooling ........................197
Floor mats ...................................75
Fluid capacities .........................216
Fuel ............................................199
calculating fuel economy .......203
cap .......................................9, 201
capacity ...................................216
choosing the right fuel ...........201
comparisons with EPA fuel
economy estimates .................206
detergent in fuel .....................202
filling your vehicle with
fuel ...........................199, 201, 203
filter, specifications ........203, 216
fuel pump shut-off switch .....146
gauge .........................................15
improving fuel economy ........203
low fuel warning light ..............12
octane rating ...................202, 220
quality ......................................202
running out of fuel .................203
safety information relating to
automotive fuels .....................199
Fuses ..................................147–148
G
Gas cap (see Fuel cap) ........9, 201
Gas mileage
(see Fuel economy) .................203
Gauges .........................................14
engine coolant temperature
gauge .........................................14
fuel gauge ..................................15
odometer ...................................15
speedometer .............................15
tachometer ................................15
trip odometer ............................15
GAWR (Gross Axle Weight
Rating) .......................................139
definition .................................139
driving with a heavy load ......139
location ....................................139
GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight
Rating) .......................................139
calculating ...............................139
definition .................................139
driving with a heavy load ......139
location ....................................139
H
Hazard flashers .........................146
Head restraints ...........................87
Headlamps ...................................43
aiming ........................................45
autolamp system .......................43
bulb specifications ....................47
daytime running lights .............43
flash to pass ..............................44
high beam .................................12
227
Index
replacing bulbs .........................48
turning on and off ....................43
warning chime ..........................13
Heating
heating and air conditioning
system .......................................30
Hood ..........................................185
I
Ignition ...............................125, 220
Infant seats
(see Safety seats) .....................116
Inspection/maintenance (I/M)
testing ........................................207
Instrument panel
cleaning ...................................181
cluster ..........................................8
lighting up panel and
interior .......................................44
J
Jack ............................................156
positioning ...............................156
storage .....................................156
Jump-starting your vehicle ......161
K
Keyless entry system
autolock .....................................81
Keys .......................................82–84
key in ignition chime ...............13
positions of the ignition .........125
L
Lamps
autolamp system .......................43
228
bulb replacement
specifications chart ..................47
cargo lamps ...............................44
daytime running light ...............43
headlamps .................................43
headlamps, flash to pass ..........44
instrument panel, dimming .....44
interior lamps .....................46–47
replacing bulbs .......46, 48, 50–53
Lane change indicator
(see Turn signal) ........................46
Lights, warning and indicator ......8
air bag ........................................10
anti-lock brakes (ABS) ....10, 130
brake ............................................9
bulb warning .............................12
charging system ........................11
check engine ...............................8
cruise indicator .........................12
door ajar ....................................13
fuel cap light ...............................9
high beam .................................12
low coolant ................................11
low fuel ......................................12
low washer fluid .......................12
oil pressure ...............................11
safety belt .................................11
speed control ............................63
traction control active ..............11
transmission PRNDL
indicator ....................................10
turn signal indicator .................12
Load limits .................................139
GAWR ......................................139
GVWR ......................................139
trailer towing ..........................139
Locks
autolock .....................................81
doors ..........................................76
Lubricant specifications ...218, 220
Lug nuts, anti-theft ...................160
Index
Lumbar support, seats ...............88
M
Manual transmission
fluid capacities ........................216
lubricant specifications ..........220
Master lighting switch ................43
Mirrors
side view mirrors (power) .......58
Motorcraft parts ................203, 216
O
Octane rating ............................202
Odometer .....................................15
Oil (see Engine oil) ..................187
P
Panic alarm feature, remote
entry system ................................79
Parking brake ............................131
Parts (see Motorcraft parts) ....216
Power distribution box
(see Fuses) .......................151, 154
Power door locks ..................76, 81
Power mirrors .............................58
Power point .................................56
Power steering ..........................133
fluid, checking and adding ....208
fluid, refill capacity ................216
fluid, specifications .........218, 220
Power Windows ...........................56
R
Radio ............................................16
Radio reception .....................28–29
Rear window defroster ...............42
Relays ........................................147
Remote entry system ...........77, 79
illuminated entry ......................81
locking/unlocking
doors ..............................76, 78–79
opening the trunk .....................79
panic alarm ...............................79
replacement/additional
transmitters ...............................80
replacing the batteries .............80
Roadside assistance ..................145
S
Safety belts (see Safety
restraints) ........................13, 90–94
Safety defects, reporting ..........177
Safety restraints ....................90–95
belt minder ...............................96
cleaning the safety belts ..........99
extension assembly ..................99
for adults .............................91–94
for children .............................113
warning light and
chime .......................11, 13, 95–96
Safety seats for children ..........116
Seat belts
(see Safety restraints) ...............90
Seats ............................................87
child safety seats ....................116
cleaning ...................................181
SecuriLock passive anti-theft
system ....................................82–84
Servicing your vehicle ..............184
Spare tire (see Changing the
Tire) ...........................................156
229
Index
Spark plugs,
specifications .....................216, 220
Specification chart,
lubricants ...........................218, 220
Speed control ..............................59
Speedometer ...............................15
Starting your vehicle ........125–127
jump starting ..........................161
Steering
speed sensitive .......................133
Steering wheel
controls ..........................55, 59, 63
tilting .........................................55
T
Tachometer .................................15
Tires ...........................156, 212–214
changing ..........................156–157
checking the pressure ............214
replacing ..................................215
rotating ....................................214
snow tires and chains ............215
tire grades ...............................213
treadwear ................................213
Towing .......................................141
recreational towing .................144
trailer towing ..........................141
wrecker ....................................167
Traction control ........................131
active light ................................11
Transmission .......................10, 133
230
fluid, checking and adding
(automatic) .............................210
fluid, refill capacities ..............216
lubricant
specifications ..................218, 220
manual operation ......................10
Trip odometer .............................15
Trunk ...........................................76
remote release ....................59, 79
Turn signal ......................12–13, 46
V
Vehicle dimensions ...................220
Vehicle Identification Number
(VIN) ..........................................222
Vehicle loading ..........................139
Ventilating your vehicle ...........129
W
Warning chimes ...........................13
Warning lights (see Lights) .........8
Water, Driving through .............139
Windows
power .........................................56
Windshield washer fluid and
wipers
checking and cleaning ..............54
operation ...................................54
replacing wiper blades .............55
Wrecker towing .........................167
231
232
Download PDF

advertising