Essential Information Location of Spare Tire and Tools: The spare tire is located under the vehicle, just forward of the rear bumper. The spare tire winch drive nut is located at the rear center of the cargo area, under a lid. The jack, jack handle and lug nut wrench are located behind the rear seat, under the carpeted lid in the cargo floor. The tools are contained in a bag attached to the jack. 2006 EXPLORER A. D. Fuses: If the vehicle’s electrical components are not operating, a fuse may have blown. The fuse panel is located below the instrument panel on the driver’s side; remove the cover to view the fuses. For more information regarding changing fuses, refer to the Roadside Emergencies chapter of your Owner’s Guide. Fuel Information: Use regular unleaded gasoline with an (R+M)/2 octane rating of 87. Ford Motor Company does not recommend using regular unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of 86 or lower in high altitude areas. The advertised fuel capacity of the fuel tank is equal to the rated refill capacity of the fuel tank as listed in the Refill Capacities section of the Owner’s Guide. This Quick Reference Guide is not intended to replace your vehicle Owner’s Guide which contains more detailed information concerning the features of your vehicle, as well as important safety warnings designed to help reduce the risk of injury to you and your passengers. Please read your entire Owner’s Guide carefully as you begin learning about your new vehicle and refer to the appropriate sections when questions arise. All information contained in this Quick Reference Guide was accurate at the time of duplication. We reserve the right to change features, operation and/or functionality of any vehicle specification at any time. Your Ford dealer is the best source for the most current information. For detailed operating and safety information, please consult your Owner’s Guide. Ford Motor Company Customer Relationship Center P.O. Box 6248 Dearborn, MI 48121 1-800-392-3673 (FORD) (TDD for the hearing impaired: 1-800-232-5952) *F6L2J-19G217-BA* 6L2J-19G217-BA Second Printing, October 2005 This vehicle handles differently from an ordinary passenger car in driving conditions which may occur on streets and highways and off-road. DRIVE WITH CARE AND WEAR A SAFETY BELT AT ALL TIMES. Ford urges you to read the Owner’s Guide and Driving Your SUV or Truck Supplement for detailed information on safe driving precautions and instructions. Tire Pressure: Your vehicle’s tire pressure is properly set by your authorized dealer according to the recommended specifications found on the vehicle’s tire label, located on the driver’s door jamb. Check your tire pressure during routine maintenance and seasonal changes. If the Tire Pressure Monitoring System light stays illuminated after starting, immediately check the vehicle’s tire pressures. Note: Improperly inflated tires can affect vehicle handling and can fail suddenly, resulting in a possible loss of vehicle control. Fuel Pump Shut-Off Switch: 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. The switch is located in the passenger’s footwell, by the kick panel. After a collision, if the engine cranks but does not start, the fuel pump shut-off switch may have been activated. For more information regarding the fuel pump shut-off switch, refer to the Roadside Emergencies chapter of your Owner’s Guide. Changing the Tires: The spare tire is not equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) sensor. The TPMS warning light will illuminate when the spare tire is in use. Replace the spare tire with a road tire as soon as possible. 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. Roadside Assistance: During your Explorer’s 3-year/36,000 mile limited warranty period, the assurance and support of a 24-hour emergency roadside assistance program is included. Roadside assistance includes such services as fuel delivery, tire changes, jump starts and help when you are locked out of your vehicle. Complete your roadside assistance identification card and keep it handy (such as in your wallet) for quick reference. This identification card is located in your Ford Owner’s Information portfolio. To receive roadside assistance in the United States, call 1-800-241-3673. Rear Window Buffeting: When one or both of the rear windows are open, the vehicle may demonstrate a wind throb or buffeting noise; this noise is common among a wide range of vehicles and can be eliminated by simply lowering a front window approximately two to three inches. Remote Entry System The remote entry system allows you to lock or unlock all vehicle doors and the liftgate, open the liftgate window without a key, and activate the panic alarm. C. B. E. G. F. H. J. K. I. H. L. M. N. O. A. CD Eject: Press to eject a CD. Press and hold to auto eject all CDs present in the system. If there is no CD present, the display will read NO DISC. Satellite Radio Features and Controls (if equipped): and release to manually advance up / down the radio frequency or to select a desired disc. Press and hold for a fast advance through radio frequencies or all loaded discs. Also use in menu mode to select various settings. Satellite Radio Button (AUX): Enter Satellite Radio Mode. Channel Switch and Select Button (SEEK Button): Use SEEK to navigate over 120 SIRIUS channels. Category Mode: Restricts channels to a selected category only. See Owner’s Guide for information. To exit Category Mode, press MENU until the current category appears on the display, then press the tuner button (2) to select “CATEGORY ALL” and press SEEK to select. Preset Number Buttons: Press to select the stored preset channel. Press and hold to store channel to preset. D. CD: Press to enter CD mode. G. MENU: Press to toggle B. LOAD: Press to load a CD. Press load and a memory preset to load to a specific slot. Press and hold to autoload up to six CDs. C. Tune / Disc Selector: Press If a CD is already loaded into the system, CD play will begin where it ended last. If no CD is loaded, NO DISC will appear in the display. E. MUTE / Phone: Press to mute the playing media. Press again to return to the playing media. F. AUX: Press to toggle between Family Entertainment System / Rear DVD, Auxiliary and Satellite Radio modes (if equipped). If no auxiliary sources are available, NO AUX AUDIO will be displayed. through the following modes: Autoset, Bass, Treble, Balance, Fade, Occupancy mode, Speed sensitive volume, Setting the clock, RBDS (Radio Broadcast Digital Signal), Track / Folder Mode & Compression. For more information on these menu items, refer to your Owner’s Guide. H. SEEK: Press < to access the previous strong station or track. Press > to access the next strong station or track. 2006 EXPLORER Additional Features audiophile am / fm in-dash six CD / MP3 / Satellite compatible sound system* I. TEXT / SCAN: Press and hold for a brief sampling of radio stations or CD tracks. Press again to stop. In CD / MP3 mode, press TEXT to display track title, artist name, disc title and file name (if available). J. REW (Rewind): Press to manually reverse in a CD track. K. FF (Fast Forward): Press to manually advance in a CD track. L. FOLDER: In folder mode, press to access the previous or next folder on MP3 discs, if available. M. SHUFFLE: Press to play the tracks on the current disc in random order. N. PLAY / PAUSE: This control is operational in CD and DVD mode (if equipped). When a CD or DVD is playing in the Family Entertainment System, press this control to play or pause the current CD / DVD. The CD / DVD status will display in the radio display. O. Memory Presets: To set a station, select frequency band AM / FM1 / FM2 , tune to a station, press and hold a preset button until sound returns. *If equipped. Seating A. C. Press control C and release to unlock the driver’s door. Press B. D. and release again within three seconds to unlock the passenger doors, the liftgate and liftgate glass. Press control A and release to lock all the doors and liftgate. Press control D to unlatch the liftgate window. Press control B to activate the alarm. The horn will sound and the parklamps will flash for a maximum of three minutes. Press the control again or turn the ignition to the on position to deactivate. The remote entry system can also control the memory seat / adjustable pedals / easy entry-exit feature(if equipped). Press the C control to automatically move the seat and adjustable pedals to the desired memory position (if equipped) (the seat position corresponds to the transmitter being used). For more information regarding the memory seats / adjustable pedals / easy entry-exit feature, refer to your Owner’s Guide. HomeLink® Wireless Control System (if equipped) The HomeLink® Wireless Control System, located on the overhead console, provides a convenient way to replace up to three hand-held transmitters with a single built-in device. This feature will learn the radio frequency codes of most transmitters to operate garage doors, entry gate operators, security systems, entry door locks, and home or office lighting. To set the HomeLink® Wireless Control System, refer to your Owner’s Guide. To operate, simply press and release the appropriate HomeLink® button. Activation will now occur for the trained product (garage door, gate operator, security system, entry door lock, home or office lighting, etc.). For convenience, the hand-held transmitter of the device may also be used at any time. Navigation System (if equipped) Your vehicle may be equipped with a Navigation System. Refer to the Navigation Supplement for further information on the operation of your system. Family Entertainment System (FES) (if equipped) Your vehicle may be equipped with a Family Entertainment System (Rear seat DVD player with wireless headphones and remote control). Refer to the Family Entertainment System Supplement Guide for further information on the operation of your system. 2nd Row Seats: The second row seats are designed for maximum utility. They can be positioned in up to three unique configurations: Upright (seating) position, Cargo mode, and E-Z entry mode (if equipped with 3rd row seat). Before folding down the 2nd row seats, ensure that no objects such as books, purses, or briefcases are on the floor in front of or under the seat. 1. Lower the head restraints by pulling on the strap. 2. Locate the handle on the side of the seat cushion by the door. 3. Pull up on the handle and push the seatback forward toward the front of the vehicle. To place the 2nd row 60/40 seats in cargo mode: (if equipped with a 3rd row seat) 1. Fold down the 2nd row seat as indicated. 2. Pull the cargo mode lever up and forward to release the seat into a flat load floor position. A moderate force may be required to move the seat forward and down. To return to the upright (seating) position from cargo mode: 1. Place your hand under the seat bottom and lift the seat up (A moderate force may be required to move the seat). 2. Return the seatback to the upright position. Note: The seatback cannot be returned to the upright position until the seat is returned from the cargo mode position and latched. If the seatback will not raise, re-position the seat into cargo mode and try lifting it again. To enter the 3rd row seat: (if equipped) 1. Fold the seatback down (as indicated) and release the side handle. 2. Pull the side handle up again until the rear of the seat releases from the floor. 3. Rotate the seat upward and away from the 3rd row. To return the 2nd row seat to the upright (seating) position from E-Z entry mode: 1. Return the seat from the E-Z entry position and latch it to the floor with a moderate speed. 2. Bring the seatback to an upright position. Note: If the seatback will not return to the upright position, tumble the seat forward again and then re-latch it to the floor. Be sure that cargo or other objects are not trapped underneath the seatback. 3rd Row Seats: (if equipped) Before folding the 3rd row seats, ensure that no objects such as books, purses or briefcases are on the seat cushions and that the seat belts are unbuckled. 1. Fold the head restraints down by pulling on the strap located under the restraint. 2. Pull up on the handle located behind the seatback while pushing the seatback forward and down into the seat cushion. Note: For 3rd row power folding seat (if equipped), the control buttons are located on the driver-side rear quarter trim panel (accessible from the liftgate area). Be sure to fold the head restraints before powering the 3rd row seat into the folded position. To return the 3rd row seats to the upright (seating) position: 1. Pull up on the handle located on the seatback, rotating the seatback upward until you hear a click, locking it in the upright position. 2. Lift up on the head restraint until it locks into its original position. quick reference guide 2006 EXPLORER 2006 EXPLORER instrument panel 1. Headlamp and Panel Dimmer Control The headlamp control is located on the lower left portion of the instrument panel. The first clockwise position controls the parking lamps; the second clockwise position controls the headlamps. If your vehicle is equipped with fog lamps, pull the control out one position to activate the lamps and aid visibility in fog, snow or rain. The autolamps feature (if equipped) automatically activates / deactivates your headlamps as necessary. To use the autolamps feature, rotate the control counterclockwise; to deactivate the feature, place the control in the O (Off) position. The All-New 2006 Ford Explorer was engineered with your lifestyle in mind – tough enough to take on what the road ahead gives you, yet sophisticated. Please take a few moments to familiarize yourself with your new Ford Explorer by reading this Quick Reference Guide, which discusses features, specifications and general information. For detailed information, consult your Owner’s Guide. 1 2 3 4 9 7 5 6 8 10 11 12 13 14 15 2. Parking Brake Release Pull the release lever to release the parking brake. Driving with the parking brake engaged will cause the brakes to wear out prematurely and reduce fuel economy. The parking brake is not recommended to stop a moving vehicle. However, if normal brakes fail, the parking brake can be used to stop your vehicle in an emergency. Because 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. 3. Turn Signal and Wiper / Washer Control Move the control down to activate your left turn signal; move the control up to activate your right turn signal. To use your windshield wiper / washers: for a single swipe, push the end of the control briefly; push and hold for three swipes with wash, or hold for a longer wash (up to ten seconds). The bars of varying length are for intermittent wipers. Rotate the windshield wiper control upward for fast intervals and downward for slow intervals. The control ring on the right side of the control operates the rear window wiper; rotate the control to the INT1 (8-10 second interval) or INT2 (3-4 second interval) position to activate the rear window wiper. To wash the rear window, rotate (and hold as desired) the rear wiper / washer control to either position. 4. Speed Control To engage speed control, ensure a vehicle speed of 30 mph or greater, press ON, then momentarily press SET+. To set a higher speed, press and hold SET +, then release the control when you have reached your desired speed. To set a lower speed, press and hold SET – until you have reached your desired speed, or depress the brake pedal and press the SET + control. To return to a previously set speed faster than 30 mph, press RES. To disengage speed controls, depress the brake pedal or press OFF. 5. Service Engine Soon Light The Service Engine Soon indicator light is located in the instrument cluster and illuminates when the engine is started. If the light remains illuminated, it may signal a problem with the On Board Diagnostics System (OBD-II). If the light is blinking, engine misfire is occurring, which could damage the vehicle’s catalytic converter. If this occurs, drive in a moderate fashion and have your vehicle serviced immediately by an authorized dealer. 6. Hazard Flasher Control The hazard flasher is located on the steering column, just behind the steering wheel. Press the flasher control and all front and rear direction signals will flash; press the control again to deactivate the feature. 7. Message Center (if equipped) With the ignition in the ON position, the message center, located in the instrument cluster, displays important vehicle information through a constant monitoring of vehicle systems. The message center displays features such as trip odometer, compass, distance to empty, average fuel economy and a language selector. The message center also provides vehicle system checks and will notify you of potential vehicle problems with a display of system warnings. continues to flash, or fails to illuminate, see an authorized dealer’s service department immediately. 10. Dual Auto Temperature Control (if equipped) See Climate Control section side for more climate system details. 11. Navigation System with Audiophile AM / FM In-Dash Six CD / MP3 / Satellite Compatible Sound System (if equipped) See reverse side for more audio system details. 8. Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Warning Light When the TPMS warning light is lit, one or more of your tires is significantly under-inflated. You should stop and check the tires as soon as possible, and inflate them to the proper pressure, as indicated on the vehicle’s tire label. Driving on a significantly under-inflated tire causes the tire to overheat and can eventually lead to tire failure. Note: Outside temperatures affect tire pressure; refer to the Owner’s Guide for additional tire information. 12. Power Adjustable Foot Pedals (if equipped) Press and hold the control to adjust the position of the accelerator and brake pedal forward or away from you, to a maximum of three (3) inches of travel. The accelerator and brake pedal should only be adjusted when the vehicle is stopped and the gearshift lever is in the P (Park) position. 9. ABS Warning Light Your anti-lock braking system (ABS) detects the onset of wheel lockup during brake applications and helps prevent wheels from locking during extreme braking situations. The ABS warning light will illuminate when you start the vehicle’s engine. If the light remains illuminated, 13. AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control (RSC) The AdvanceTrac® with RSC system enhances your vehicle’s stability during maneuvers that require all available tire traction, like in wet / snowy / icy road conditions and/or when performing emergency maneuvers. In an emergency lane change, the driver will experience better overall vehicle traction, and have better control of the vehicle. The AdvanceTrac® with RSC button allows the driver to turn off certain features of the AdvanceTrac with RSC system for vehicle speeds below 25 mph (40 km/h). To deactivate, please refer to the Owner’s Guide for additional information. 14. Gearshift / Overdrive (O/D) Control Overdrive is the normal driving position for the best fuel economy, and can be deactivated by pressing the transmission control switch on the side of the gearshift lever. This position allows for all forward gears except overdrive, provides engine braking and should be used when driving conditions cause excessive shifting from O/D to other gears, such as city traffic, hilly terrain and trailer towing. 15. Heated Seats (if equipped) The heated seat control is located in the lower center of the instrument panel. To operate the heated seats, push the control to activate and push again to deactivate. DUAL AUTO TEMPERATURE control* A B C D A. Temperature Controls: To control the temperature on the driver’s side in single zone mode, select any temperature between 60° F and 90° F by pressing the driver temperature control; the climate system’s display indicates the selected temperature. The passenger can also select any temperature between 60° F and 90° F by pressing the passenger temperature control. B. AUTO: Press to select the desired temperature shown in the display window. The system will automatically determine the fan speed, the direction of the airflow, and outside or recirculated air to heat or cool the vehicle to the selected temperature. E F G H A F. Windshield Defroster: Outside air is distributed through the windshield defroster vents. G. DUAL (Single / Dual Electric Temperature Control): The control allows the driver to have full control of the cabin temperature settings (single zone) or allows the passenger to have control of their individual temperature settings (dual zone control). Press to turn on dual zone mode; press again to return to single zone. D. OFF: Outside air is shut out and the fan will not operate. Note: If your vehicle is equipped with the auxiliary climate control system, the auxiliary fan can still operate with the front system off. H. Rear Window Defroster: The rear defroster control is located on the instrument panel. Press the rear defroster control to clear the rear window of thin ice and fog. The ignition must be in the 3 (ON) position to operate the rear window defroster. The defroster turns off automatically after ten minutes or when the ignition is turned to the 1 (OFF / LOCK) or 2 (ACC) position. To manually turn off the defroster before ten minutes have passed, press the control again. E. Manual Override Controls: Press to manually determine where airflow is directed. To return to fully automatic control, press AUTO. *If equipped C. Fan Speed: Press to manually increase and decrease fan speed.