Ford 2008 Escape Automobile User Manual

2005 TAURUS X
ADDITIONAL
FEATURES
ADDITIONAL FEATURES
REVERSE SENSING SYSTEM
INTEGRATED KEYHEAD
TRANSMITTER (IKT) AND REMOTE
ENTRY SYSTEM
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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)
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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.
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Your vehicle comes equipped
with two specially programmed
Integrated Keyhead Transmitters (IKTs). IKTs are both a
programmed ignition key and a
remote keyless entry transmitter. Handle the IKT carefully when starting
the car to avoid accidentally pressing any of the
remote entry buttons. Press once to unlock
the driver’s door. The interior lamps will
illuminate. Press
twice within three seconds,
to unlock all the doors. Press
once to lock all
the doors. Press twice to confirm all the doors
and liftgate are closed. On the first press of ,
the turn lamps will flash. On the second press
within 3 seconds, the horn will chirp and the
turn signal lamps will flash once if all the doors
and the liftgate are closed. Press
to
activate the panic alarm. Press
again or
turn the key in the ignition to deactivate the
panic alarm. Press twice within 3 seconds to
activate the car finder feature; your horn will
chirp and your turn signal lamps will flash. It is
recommended that this method be used to
locate your vehicle, rather than using the panic
alarm. Press
twice within 3 seconds to open
the liftgate glass. Ensure that you keep the IKT
adhesive security label in a safe place for future
reference. Replacements are only available
through an authorized dealer.
POWER LIFTGATE
(IF EQUIPPED)
To open the power liftgate,
push the button on the
instrument panel, press
remote entry transmitter (IKT)
control twice, or push the
button under the center of the
license plate lamp shield. For the best
performance allow the power system to open
the liftgate after pushing the control. Manually
pushing or pulling the liftgate may activate the
systems obstacle detection feature and stop
the power system. Do not open the liftgate in a
garage or other enclosed area with a low
ceiling. To close the liftgate, press and release
the control located in the left rear quarter panel
or pull down the liftgate a few inches to activate
power closing. Keep clear of the liftgate when
operating the rear switch. The liftgate can be
reversed with a second press on a control
button or remote entry transmitter and can be
manually closed at any time.
KEYLESS ENTRY KEYPAD
The keyless entry keypad can be used to lock
or unlock the doors without
using a key. It can also control
the memory seat, power
mirrors and adjustable pedals
(if equipped). Please consult
your Owner’s Guide.
MEMORY FEATURE
(IF EQUIPPED)
This feature will allow you to set two positions for
the driver's seat, power mirrors
and adjustable pedals (if
equipped). Please consult your
Owner's Guide.
ADJUSTABLE
PEDALS (IF EQUIPPED)
The accelerator and brake
pedal should only be adjusted
when the vehicle is stopped
and the gearshift is in the P
(Park) position. Press the top of
the control to adjust the pedals
away from you, or press the bottom of the control
to adjust the pedals toward you.
CENTER CONSOLE STORAGE
The utility compartment has a
clamshell tray and removable
divider for flexible storage of
MP3 players, CDs or
handbags.
SYNC
Your vehicle may be equipped
with SYNC – a hands-free communications and
entertainment system with special phone and
media features. For more information, please
refer to the SYNC Supplement or to the SYNC
section in the Navigation Supplement. Please
also feel free to visit www.SyncMyRide.com.
SEATING
SEATING
FEATURES
ADJUSTING 2ND ROW BUCKET
AND BENCH SEATS
(IF EQUIPPED)
The Reverse Sensing System (RSS) sounds a
tone to warn the driver of obstacles near the
rear bumper when R (Reverse) is selected and
the vehicle is moving at speeds less than 3 mph
(5 km/h). The system is not effective at speeds
above 3 mph (5 km/h) and may not detect
certain angular or moving objects.
ADVANCETRAC®
This system helps you maintain
the stability and steerability of
your vehicle on slippery road
surfaces such as snow, ice, or
gravel. The system works
closely with many of the
elements already present in the Anti-lock
Braking System. The system defaults to ON.
However, should you become stuck, try
switching the AdvanceTracK off.
AUXILIARY INPUT JACK
The Auxiliary Input Jack is
located inside the console bin.
This allows you to plug and
play auxiliary audio devices,
including MP3 Players. Press
AUX repeatedly on your audio
system to access. When LINE IN appears in
the display, plug in your auxiliary audio device.
For more information. please consult your
Owner’s Guide.
USB PORT
(IF EQUIPPED)
SYNC-equipped vehicles have a USB port
inside the center console. This feature allows
you to plug in your media playing devices
among other options. For more detailed
information, please refer to “Using your USB
port” in the SYNC Supplement or the SYNC
section of the Navigation Supplement.
D (DRIVE) WITH GRADE ASSIST
Overdrive can be deactivated by pressing the
transmission control switch on the side of the
gearshift lever. This will auto activate a new
feature called Grade Assist. Please consult your
Owner’s Guide for complete details.
HEATED SEATS
(IF EQUIPPED)
Press the heated seat button to
cycle through available settings of
high heat (2 lights), low heat
(1 light), and off (no lights).
Lift the side handle to adjust the
seat back. Using the same control
will fold the seat back flat. Lifting
the control (if equipped) located
underneath the seat cushion will
adjust the seat forward or backward.
ACCESSINGTHE 3RD ROW SEATS
REAR HEATED SEATS
(IF EQUIPPED)
The heated seat control is located on the back of
the front console. To operate the heated seats,
push the right side for maximum heat and the left
side for minimum heat. Push again to deactivate.
SECOND ROW POWER FOLD AND
TUMBLE SEAT (IF EQUIPPED)
Press the control once to fold the
seat back down and then tumble
the seat forward for access to the
3rd row. Note: The power feature is
operational when the vehicle is in
park and the liftgate has been open
for less than 10 minutes.
FRONT PASSENGER FOLD FLAT
SEAT BACK
The front passenger seat back can
be folded down to a horizontal
position to allow room for a long
load. Ensure that the seat is in the
rearmost position and the head
restraint is fully down, prior to pulling the strap
located on the back of the seat back.
CLIMATE CONTROL
AUDIO SYSTEM
Premium/Audiophile In-Dash 6-CD/MP3 Sound System (IF EQUIPPED)
Ensure that the 2nd row seat
adjustable head restraints (if
equipped) are in the full down
position and no objects such as
books, purses, or briefcases are on
the floor in front of the 2nd row seats before folding
them down. Place the front row seat in a forward
position to allow the 2nd row seat to be fully
”tumbled.” Lift the handle once to fold the seat back
flat. Lift the same handle a second time to “tumble”
the seat forward to allow access to the 3rd row seat.
STOWINGTHE 3RD ROW BENCH
OR SPLIT BENCH SEAT INTUB
Move the adjustable head restraint
(if equipped) fully down. Ensure that
the stowage tub is clear of objects
prior to cycling.
From the rear of the vehicle, fold
the seat back by pulling and holding the number 1
strap while pushing the seat back forward. Release
the strap after the seat back starts rotating forward.
Release the cushion latches by pulling the
number 2 strap while pulling on the long strap
located on the seat back, to rotate the seat all the
way into the tub in the floor.
1 LOAD
Press LOAD to begin the CD
load sequence. When the
display prompts you to select
a slot, use the desired slot to
load the CD. Press and hold
LOAD to autoload up to
6 CDs, one at a time, when the
display prompts you to load
a CD.
2 Tune/Disc Selector
Single Play. Please consult
your Owner's Guide for DVD
system operation.
6 AM/FM
Press to select AM or FM
frequency bands.
7 SEEK control
Press to access the
next/previous strong station
or the next/previous track.
Press to go up or down the
radio frequency band or to
select a desired disc. Also
use in MENU mode to select
various settings.
8 SCAN control
Press for a brief sampling of
radio stations or CD tracks.
Press again to stop.
3 On/Off/Volume Control
In Track mode, pressing
SEEK will scroll through all
tracks on the disc. In Folder
mode, pressing SEEK will
scroll only through tracks
within a selected folder.
Push to turn ON or OFF. Turn to
increase or decrease volume. If
the volume is set above a
certain level and the ignition is
turned off, the volume will
come back on at a “nominal”
level when the ignition switch is
turned back on.
4 CD
Press to enter CD mode. If
a CD is already loaded into
the system, the CD will begin
playing where it last ended.
5 Setting the Clock
Press MENU until SELECT
HOUR or SELECT MINS is
displayed. Use the up/down
arrows to adjust the
hours/minutes.
Dual Play/Single Play
If the vehicle has a DVD
system, simultaneously press
preset buttons 2 and 4 to
switch between Dual Play and
9 MP3 Track/Folder Mode
10 Bass/Treble
Press MENU until Bass/Treble
settings are displayed. Adjust
using the up/down arrows.
11 Balance/Fade
Press MENU until Balance is
displayed. Adjust the audio
between the left and right
speakers using the up/down
arrows. Press MENU again
to display Fade. Adjust audio
between the front and rear
speakers using the up/down
arrows.
12 Setting Memory Presets
To set a station: Select a
frequency band, AM, FM1 or
FM2, tune to a station, then
press and hold a preset button
until the sound returns.
Navigation System (If equipped) Please refer to your Navigation Supplement for more information on the Navigation System.
Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control (IF EQUIPPED)
Set desired cabin temperature with the blue and red
buttons. Press to increase or decrease the temperature
on the driver or passenger side of the cabin.
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13 Driver and 17 Passenger Side Temperature
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14 Automatic Operation
Set desired cabin temperature. Then press AUTO for
full automatic operation. The system will automatically
adjust airflow temperature, front fan speed, airflow
direction, A/C, and recirculated air based on the
selected temperature to heat or cool the vehicle to the
desired temperature as soon as possible.
15 Rear Defrost
Press to activate or deactivate the rear
window defroster.
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14
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17
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22
16 Defogging/Demisting
Press Defrost to distribute outside air through the
windshield defroster vents and demister vents. To
reduce humidity build-up in the vehicle, do not drive
with the climate control turned off. Also, do not drive
with recirculated air selected unless the A/C
is operating.
18 Air Flow Direction Control
Press repeatedly to select desired airflow direction.
19 A/C
Press to activate or deactivate air conditioning.
20 Recirculated Air
Recirculation can be engaged manually in any
other airflow selection except defrost. It may turn
off automatically in all airflow selections.
21 Heated Seats (IF EQUIPPED)
Press to cycle through available settings of high
heat (2 lights), low heat (1 light), and off (no lights).
22 Dual Control (IF EQUIPPED)
Press DUAL to engage/disengage separate
passenger side temperature control. For controls
without a DUAL button, press and hold AUTO to
engage/disengage separate passenger side
temperature control.
Max A/C Operation
Automatic Operation: Press AUTO for full
automatic operation. Do not override A/C or
recirculated air. Set the temperature to 60°F (16°C).
Override Operation: Select air distribution. Select
A/C and recirculated air. Use recirculated air with
A/C to provide colder airflow. Set temperature to
60°F (16°C). Set to highest front fan speed initially,
then adjust to maintain comfort.
Manual Override Operation
Set desired cabin temperature. Adjust any of
the following for personal comfort preferences:
front fan speed, airflow direction, A/C, and
recirculated air. Front fan speed, A/C, and
recirculated air overrides will not turn off the AUTO
indicator light. Airflow direction overrides will turn off
the AUTO indicator light.
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INSTRUMENT PANEL AND
INTERIOR
NINE | THROTTLE CONTROL /
TRANSMISSION LAMP
FEATURES
The throttle control / transmission lamp illuminates when a
powertrain fault or an AWD fault (if equipped) has been
detected. Contact your dealer as soon as possible.
TEN | MESSAGE CENTER
ONE | HEADLAMP CONTROL
“YOUR
Turning the headlamp control clockwise to the first position turns on the parking lamps,
instrument panel lamps, license plate lamps, and the tail lamps. Continuing to turn the
headlamp control to the second position turns on the headlamps. To use the autolamp
light-sensitive, automatic on-off control for the headlamps, turn the headlamp control
counterclockwise. If the windshield wipers are turned on for a fixed period of time, the
exterior lamps will turn on with the headlamp control in the autolamp position. To turn autolamps off, turn
the control clockwise to the O (OFF) position. To activate the high beams, simply pull the turn signal lever
towards you to the second detent. Pull the lever towards you again to deactivate them. Use the same lever
to activate the “Flash to Pass” feature. Pull the lever towards you to the first detent to activate and release
it to deactivate.
ADVENTURES ARE ABOUT TO BEGIN.”
SEVEN | STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS (IF EQUIPPED)
A. Audio Steering Wheel Controls: These controls allow you to adjust the radio and CD
features from the steering wheel. Press MEDIA to select AM, FM1, FM2 or CD. Press SEEK
to access the next/previous strong station or track on a CD. Press VOL +/- to adjust
volume and MUTE to mute the volume.
THREE | PANEL DIMMER
B. Navigation Steering Wheel Controls (if equipped): Press
to access and use voice
commands through your navigation system and SYNC (if equipped). For more information,
please refer to your Navigation Supplement.
TWO
THREE
FOUR
Use extreme caution when using any device or
feature that may take your attention off the
road. Your primary responsibility is the safe
operation of the vehicle. Only use non-essential
features and devices when it is safe to do so.
FIVE
SIX
SEVEN
EIGHT
To open the hood, pull the hood release handle under the bottom of the instrument panel,
near the steering column. Go to the front of the vehicle and release the auxiliary latch
located under the front center of the hood. Use the prop rod to support the raised hood.
FIVE | SPEED CONTROL
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For your speed control to work, you must press and release the ON button. Pressing and
releasing the OFF button disengages the system and turns it off. To set a desired speed,
press the ON button, accelerate to the desired speed, press and release the SET+ button,
then take your foot off the accelerator pedal. You can increase speed using speed control
The speed control lamp will Illuminate when the speed
control is engaged. It will turn off when the speed control
system is disengaged. The controls for the speed control
are located on the steering wheel. Press and release the
To adjust the steering wheel, push the adjustment lever down to unlock the steering
column. While the lever is down, tilt the steering column to your desired position. While
holding the steering column in place, pull the lever up to its original position to lock the
steering column. Do not adjust while driving.
With the ignition on, the foglamps can be turned on when the headlamp control is in the
parking lamp, headlamp, or autolamp position, and the high beams are not on. Simply pull
the headlamp control towards you to turn on the foglamps. The foglamp indicator light will
illuminate. The foglamps will not operate when the high beams are activated.
FOUR | HOOD RELEASE
ELEVEN | SPEED CONTROL LAMP
SIX | TILT STEERING COLUMN
TWO | FOGLAMP CONTROL
Use this control to adjust the brightness of the instrument panel and all applicable switches
in the vehicle during headlamp and parking lamp operation. Move the control to the full
upright position, past the detent, to turn on the interior lamps.
ONE
by pressing and releasing the SET+ button until you reach the desired speed, increasing speed by 1 mph
(1.6 km/h) with each tap. You can decrease speed in the same way using the SET- button. Pressing the RSM
(resume) button will automatically return the vehicle to the previously set speed. To disengage the speed
control, press the OFF or CNCL button or press the brake.
C. SYNC Steering Wheel Controls (if equipped): Press
to access and use SYNC’s
voice recognition system. Press OK to confirm a selection in SYNC mode. Press
to
access SYNC’s hands-free calling features. Press MENU when in SYNC mode to access
the previous (-) or next (+) menu item. For more information, please refer to your SYNC
Supplement.
With the ignition in the RUN position, the message center
displays important vehicle information by constantly monitoring
vehicle systems. You may select display features on the
message center for a display of status, preceded by a brief
indicator chime. The system will also notify you of potential
vehicle problems with a display of system warnings. For more
detailed information, please consult your Owner's Guide.
ON and OFF buttons to engage and disengage the
system. For more information, please consult your
Owner’s Guide.
2005 TAURUS X
The service engine soon indicator lamp illuminates when
the ignition is first turned to the RUN position to check the
bulb. If the lamp stays on or blinks, the On Board
Diagnostics System has detected a malfunction. Drive
in a moderate fashion (avoid heavy acceleration or
deceleration) and have your vehicle serviced immediately.
THIRTEEN | ABS WARNING LAMP
In an emergency, apply continuous force to the brake pedal.
Do not pump the brakes. Any pulsation or mechanical noise
you may feel or hear is normal. If the lamp stays on or continues
to flash, have your vehicle serviced. Normal braking is still
functional unless the brake warning lamp is also illuminated.
LOCATION OF SPARE TIRE AND TOOLS
Your vehicle is equipped with a temporary spare tire,
which is smaller than a regular tire, and designed for
emergency use only. The jack, spare tire, jack handle, and
lug nut wrench are under the carpeted floor panel in the
rear of the vehicle. If the 3rd row seat is stowed in the floor,
you will need to unstow it to access the spare tire and jack.
FUSES
If your electrical components are not working properly, a
fuse may have blown. Please consult your Owner's Guide.
FUEL PUMP SHUT-OFF SWITCH
A
UNLEADED FUEL RECOMMENDATIONS
For optimum performance, use “Regular” unleaded fuel
with a pump (R+M)/2 octane rating of at least 87. We do
not recommend the use of gasolines labeled “Regular”
with octane ratings of 86 or lower that are sold in high
altitude areas.
B
C
EIGHT | WINDSHIELD WIPER / WASHER
The multi-function lever controls the windshield wiper modes, speeds and the windshield
washer. Rotate the end of the control away from you to increase the speed of the wipers.
Rotate the control towards you to decrease the speed of the wipers. For windshield
washer control, push the end of the stalk briefly. With a quick push and hold, the wipers
will swipe three times with washer fluid. With a long push and hold, the wipers and washer
fluid will activate for up to ten seconds.
TEN
ELEVEN
INFORMATION
TWELVE | SERVICE ENGINE SOON
This device stops the electric fuel pump from sending fuel
to the engine when your vehicle has had a substantial jolt.
After an accident, if the engine cranks but does not start,
this switch may have been activated. The fuel pump shutoff switch is located in the front passenger footwell area
in the right upper corner. For switch reset instructions,
please consult your Owner's Guide.
NINE
ESSENTIAL
TWELVE
THIRTEEN
TIRE PRESSURE
Safe operation of your Taurus X requires that your tires
be properly inflated. The Ford recommended inflation
pressure is found on the Tire Label or the Certification
Label located near the front door latch on the driver's
side. At least once a month and before long trips, inspect
each tire and check the air pressure with a digital or dialtype tire gauge. Don't forget the spare. Air pressure
should be checked when the tires are cold. Inflate all tires
to the inflation pressure recommended by Ford Motor
Company. As an added safety feature, your vehicle has
been equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system
(TPMS) that illuminates a low tire pressure warning
light
when one or more of your tires is significantly
under-inflated.
ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
In addition to your New Vehicle Limited Warranty, Ford
provides new vehicle owners with a complimentary roadside
assistance program. It covers changing a flat tire, jump starts,
limited fuel delivery, lock-out assistance, winch out, and
towing of your vehicle.
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REAR WINDOW BUFFETING
When one or both of your rear windows are fully open,
you may experience a wind throb or buffeting noise.
This is common among all vehicles and can be eliminated
simply by lowering a front window two to three inches.