Specifications | Ford 2008 Explorer Sport Trac Automobile User Manual

FUEL TYPE AND TANK CAPACITY – Your fuel tank capacity is 15 gallons (56.8L). Your vehicle is designed
to use “Regular” unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of 87. Do not use gasoline labeled as “Regular”
in high altitude areas that are sold with octane ratings less than 87. Do not use E85 fuels that are blended
with a maximum of 85% ethanol.
MOON ROOF – (if equipped) The moon roof is equipped with an automatic, one-touch, opening,
closing and venting feature. To open, press and release the rear portion of the control located in
the overhead console. To stop motion at any time during the one-touch opening, press the
control a second time. To close, press and release the front portion of the control until the glass
stops moving. To open the moon roof to the vent position, press the front portion of the
control. To close, press and hold the rear portion of the control until the glass stops moving.
TIRE PRESSURE – Your tire pressure is properly set at the dealership according to the recommended
specifications found on the Safety Compliance Certification Label or Tire Label located on the B-Pillar
or the edge of the driver’s door. Check your tire pressure at least once a month and before long trips
(including spare). 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. Improperly inflated tires can affect vehicle handling and can fail
suddenly, possibly resulting in loss of vehicle control. Refer to the Tires, Wheels and Loading chapter in
your Owner’s Guide for more information.
equipped with two programmed Integrated Keyhead Transmitters (IKTs) which 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 to unlock all the doors,
the liftgate and liftgate glass. Press once to lock all the doors. If all doors and the liftgate are
closed, the turn lamps will flash.
UNIQUE SERVICE INTERVALS – Please check your Owner’s Guide for proper service intervals.
Your vehicle is equipped with a rear air filter that must be inspected or replaced at every service interval
to avoid damage to the hybrid system. Special caution is required when servicing brake pads. Please refer
to the Owner’s Guide and/or Service Manual for information on servicing brake pads.
FUEL PUMP / HIGH VOLTAGE SHUT-OFF SWITCHES – The fuel pump shut-off switch is located in the front
passenger’s footwell, behind a flip-up cover. The high voltage shut-off switch is located in the passenger
side of the rear cargo area, in the jack compartment behind the jack access door. These switches provide
added protection by discontinuing fuel to the engine and by shutting off power to the high voltage
battery in case of an accident. For more information, please see your Owner’s Guide.
S.O.S. POST CRASH ALERT SYSTEM – Your vehicle is equipped with the S.O.S. Post Crash Alert system.
This system provides audible and visual alarms in the event of a crash which causes the deployment of
airbags or the activation of the safety belt pretensioners. The turn signals will flash and the horn will
sound. To deactivate the system, press the hazard flasher control
, or you can press
on your
remote transmitter.
LOCATION OF SPARE TIRE – 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. Your vehicle is equipped with a temporary spare tire located under the vehicle,
just forward of the rear bumper. The temporary spare tire is designed for emergency use only and should
be replaced as soon as possible. The jack and tools are located in the right rear cargo area, behind an
access panel. For complete details on how to change your tire, refer to the Roadside Emergencies chapter
in your Owner’s Guide.
EASY FUEL™ ‘NO CAP’ FUEL SYSTEM – Your vehicle has a ‘no cap’ fuel system which allows you to simply
open the fuel filler door, insert the nozzle and start fueling. The Easy Fuel™ system is self-sealing and
therefore protected against dust, dirt, water, snow and ice. If you need to fill your fuel tank with a
portable fuel container, use the fuel funnel which is located inside the rear passenger side cargo
compartment access door. Slowly insert the funnel into the Easy Fuel™ system and fill the tank with fuel
from the container. When done, clean the funnel or properly dispose of it. Extra funnels can be purchased
from your authorized dealer. Do not use aftermarket funnels as they will not work with the Easy Fuel™
system and may cause damage.
ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE – Your new Ford Escape Hybrid comes with the assurance and support of 24-hour
emergency roadside assistance. Roadside assistance includes such services as: lockout assistance, limited
fuel delivery, battery jump starts, changing a flat tire, towing, and winch out. To receive roadside
assistance in the United States, call 1 (800) 241-3673. In Canada, call 1 (800) 665-2006. For more
information on coverage period and details of service, refer to your roadside assistance information.
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Quick Reference 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.
control to engage full automatic operation.
The system will automatically determine fan
speed, airflow distribution, A/C on or off and
either outside or recirculated air to heat or cool
the vehicle to reach the desired temperature.
Turn the control to increase/decrease the
temperature on the driver side of the vehicle.
Note: This control will also determine the
temperature for the entire vehicle cabin when
the passenger temperature control (PASS TEMP)
is not engaged.
– Press to activate the
rear window defroster and clear the rear window
of thin ice and fog. Press again to deactivate. The
rear window defroster will turn off automatically
after a predetermined amount of time, if a low
battery condition is detected, or when the
ignition is turned off or to the accessory position.
– Distributes outside air through
the windshield defroster vents and demister vents.
It can be used to clear the windshield of fog and
thin ice.
– Press to activate
or deactivate the driver or passenger heated seat.
– Distributes air
through the windshield defroster vents, demister
vents, floor vents and rear seat floor vents.
– Press to turn
the system on/off. Turn the control to
increase/decrease the fan speed.
G. A/C – Press to activate/deactivate air
conditioning. Use with recirculated air
improve cooling performance and efficiency.
H. ECON – Press to activate/deactivate economy air
conditioning operation. ECON mode may help to
improve fuel economy by allowing the gas engine
to turn off when it’s not needed to drive the
vehicle. When the gas engine turns off, the A/C
compressor does not operate to cool the cabin.
To select cooling comfort over maximum fuel
economy, deactivate ECON. ECON cannot be
selected in
(defrost) or
– Press to
activate/deactivate air circulation inside the
vehicle cabin. Recirculated air may reduce the
amount of time needed to cool down the vehicle
and may also help reduce undesirable odors from
entering the vehicle. Recirculated air engages
automatically when MAX A/C is selected.
J. PASS TEMP – Press to activate passenger side
temperature control. Turn the control to
decrease/increase the temperature setting for
the passenger side of the vehicle. Press again
to deactivate (the driver side settings will then
determine the temperature for the entire
vehicle cabin).
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 (16.0°C). Deactivate ECON.
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 (16.0°C). Set to highest
front fan speed initially, then adjust to maintain
comfort. Deactivate ECON.
FUEL ECONOMY – Fuel economy can be impacted
by Climate Control usage. With the Climate
Control set to Defrost or Floor/Defrost the engine
may run continuously, reducing fuel economy.
Setting the Climate Control A/C to ON also reduces
fuel economy. ECON mode will help improve fuel
economy by allowing the gas engine to turn off
when not needed to drive the vehicle. When the
gas engine turns off, the A/C compressor does
not operate to cool the cabin and comfort may
be reduced.
A. RADIO – Press to access the Radio menu and
select from AM, FM1, FM2, SAT1, SAT2 or SAT3
(satellite radio, if activated) modes.
B. MEDIA – Press to access the Media menu and
select from CD, DVD or Jukebox features among
others. Jukebox allows you to save your
favorite music to the system’s hard drive for
later access. You can then choose to play
specific artists, genres, tracks or albums. You
can even choose to create your own playlists.
C. SOUND – Press to access the Sound menu
and make adjustments to Bass, Treble, Balance,
Fade, SCV (Speed compensated volume), DSP
and the visualizer.
G. DEST – Press to access the Destination menu
and to set a destination. In this menu you can
select from: Quick Destinations (Emergency
listings such as Police and Hospitals or
previously set favorite destinations), Standard
destinations (Address book, Street address,
Previous destinations, etc.) or Edit Route (allows
you to make any adjustments to the currently
selected navigation route with options such as
Cancel Route, Detour, View route, etc.)
H. MAP – Press to view the navigation map.
VOICE RECOGNITION – Your system is equipped
with an advanced voice recognition system
which allows you to speak certain commands to
the system. Press
on your steering wheel and
say a command or ‘Help’ after the prompt.
D. MENU – Press to access menu selections of
Display options, Setting the clock, Feedback
settings, System settings and Valet mode.
For more information on voice commands
and the features of your Mobile Media
Navigation system, please refer to your
Navigation supplement.
E. PHONE – Press to activate the Phone menu
(if equipped with SYNC). Refer to the SYNC
section in the Navigation supplement for
more information.
select the HEV tab. Displays a graphical
representation of how power is transferred
in the Hybrid system.
F. I (INFORMATION) – Press to access the
Information menu and select from options such
as ‘Where am I’, the system Calendar, the Help
menu as well as SIRIUS Travel Link (if activated).
SIRIUS Travel Link is a data service which can
help you locate the best gas prices, movie
listings, current traffic alerts, access the current
weather map, get accurate ski conditions as
well as scores to current sports games.
select the HEV tab and SHOW FUEL ECONOMY.
Displays instantaneous fuel consumption,
average fuel economy and a graph of fuel
economy achieved in the last minute
of driving.
A. LOAD – To load a CD into the system, press
LOAD. When prompted, select the desired slot
(1-6) using the memory presets and, when
prompted, insert the CD into the system. Press
and hold LOAD to autoload up to six discs.
Insert the discs, one at a time, when prompted.
B. ON/OFF/VOL – Press to turn on or off. Turn
to increase or decrease the volume.
C. DIRECT – Press DIRECT and then, using the
memory presets (0-9), enter in the numbers of
the desired station, track, MP3 folder (if
available) or satellite channel (if activated).
– Press to access special phone features
if equipped with SYNC. Refer to your SYNC
supplement for more information.
E. SCAN – Press for a brief sampling of radio
stations or CD/MP3 tracks. Press again to stop.
F. AM/FM – Press repeatedly to select AM,
FM1 or FM2 frequency band.
G. CD – Press to enter CD/MP3 mode. If a disc
is already loaded into the system, CD/MP3
play will begin where it ended last.
H. SEEK/TRACK – Press to access the
previous/next strong radio station, satellite
channel (if equipped) or CD track.
I. AUX – Press repeatedly to access LINE IN
(auxiliary audio mode), or SYNC (if equipped).
J. SIRIUS – Press repeatedly to cycle through
SAT1, SAT2 and SAT3 modes (satellite radio,
if equipped). SIRIUS® Satellite Radio is a
subscription-based satellite radio service
that broadcasts music, sports, news and
entertainment programming. For more
information and a complete list of SIRIUS®
satellite radio channels, visit www.sirius.com
in the United States, www.sirius-canada.ca in
Canada, or call SIRIUS® at 1–888–539–7474.
K. MENU – Press repeatedly to cycle through
various menu options such as: AUTOPRESET,
satellite radio is active). When SATELLITE
RADIO MENU appears in the display, press OK
and then press / to cycle through further
more information on these features, please
refer to your Owner’s Guide.
L. SOUND – Press repeatedly to access settings
for: Bass, Treble, Fade, Balance, Speed
compensated volume (if equipped) and ALL
SEATS (Occupancy mode, if equipped). When
the desired selection appears in the display,
press I SEEK/TRACK I to make adjustments.
M. CLOCK – Press to set the time. The display
will read SET TIME. Use the memory presets (0-9)
to enter in the desired time, hours and minutes.
The clock will then start from that time.
N. TUNE/OK – In radio mode, turn to go
up/down the frequency band in individual
increments. If your vehicle is equipped with
SYNC and/or satellite radio, you may need to
press OK to confirm menu selections.
O. EJECT – To eject a CD from the system,
press EJECT and select the desired slot (1-6)
using the memory presets. Press and hold
EJECT to auto eject all loaded discs.
Press twice to confirm all the doors and liftgate are closed and locked. The doors will lock
again, the horn will chirp once. Press
to activate the panic alarm. The horn will sound and
the turn lamps will flash. Press
again or turn the ignition on to deactivate the panic alarm.
Press twice within three seconds to open the liftgate glass. Car finder: Press twice within
three seconds. The horn will chirp and the turn lamps will flash. It is recommended to use this
method to locate your vehicle, rather than using the panic alarm. Note: Ensure that you keep
the adhesive security labels in a safe place for future reference. Replacements are only available
through an authorized dealer.
AMBIENT LIGHTING – (if equipped) Your vehicle may be equipped with an ambient lighting
feature which, when activated, illuminates the footwells, cup holders and console bin with a
choice of seven colors. Ambient lighting is operational when the ignition is on or in the
accessory position. Press the
control repeatedly to turn on, cycle through your color choices,
and turn off.
SYNC – (if equipped) 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.
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO – Your vehicle is equipped with SIRIUS Satellite Radio. SIRIUS Satellite
Radio is a subscription-based satellite radio service that broadcasts music, sports, news and
entertainment programming. For more information and a complete list of SIRIUS satellite radio
channels, visit www.sirius.com in the United States, www.sirius-canada.ca in Canada, or call
SIRIUS at 1–888–539–7474.
If your vehicle is equipped with a navigation system, press the RADIO hard button and then
select the SAT tab on the touchscreen. If your vehicle is equipped with an audio system, press
SIRIUS to enter satellite radio mode. Refer to your Navigation supplement or your Owner’s
Guide for more information.
Your vehicle is equipped with the AdvanceTrac® stability enhancement system. This system
consists of: Traction control, which helps avoid wheel spin and loss of traction, Roll Stability
Control™, which helps avoid a vehicle roll-over and Electronic Stability Control, which helps avoid
skids or lateral slides. These features work together to help you to maintain stability and
steerability of your vehicle during a variety of road conditions. If your vehicle becomes stuck in
the snow, mud or sand, try turning off the AdvanceTrac® system to allow wheel spin and help
increase momentum to dig the vehicle out. The system defaults to on and the control will
illuminate when turned off. Refer to your Owner’s Guide for safety information and more details.
100% SUV and 100% Hybrid. It requires no
special fuels and never has to be plugged in. All
you have to do is get in and drive. With all the
confidence of an authentic Ford SUV combined
with the benefits of a full hybrid system, every
Ford Escape Hybrid is equipped to help you go
anywhere and do anything − now more
efficiently than ever and in an environmentally
conscious manner. In order to help you fully
appreciate the features of your new vehicle and
its unique characteristics, we invite you to
explore this easy-to-use Quick Reference Guide.
This vehicle has unique driving characteristics
to maximize its hybrid operation. Drive with
care and wear a safety belt at all times. Ford
urges you to read the Owner’s Guide and the
Driving Your SUV or Truck Supplement for
further information on safe driving precautions
and instructions.
HYBRID OPERATION The Ford Escape Hybrid is a whole new kind of SUV that
combines electric and gasoline propulsion without compromise, to provide breakthrough
performance and efficiency. It requires no special fuels and never has to be plugged in.
Familiarizing yourself with these unique characteristics will help ensure optimal performance
from your new vehicle.
Starting – Turn the ignition on while the vehicle is in P (Park). The gas engine will turn on,
accompanied by the green “ready indicator” light. Your engine may shut off shortly after
starting, depending on temperature and battery charge level. This is a natural part of the Escape
Hybrid’s fuel-saving features. The “ready indicator” light will stay on and you do not need to
restart the vehicle. Note: You may notice higher engine speeds upon start-up. This temporary
condition is normal and necessary to heat up the cabin for occupant comfort.
Driving – The gas engine automatically starts and stops to provide power when it’s needed and
to save fuel when it’s not. While coasting at low speeds, coming to a stop or standing, the gas
engine normally shuts down and the vehicle operates in electric-only mode. Conditions that
cause the engine to start up or remain running include:
Driver’s request for moderate to rapid acceleration
Vehicle speed above 40 mph (65 km/h)
Ascending a hill
ECON mode not selected (while the climate control is on)
Tire inflation – Keep tires properly inflated and use only the recommended size.
Neutral – It is not recommended to idle in N (Neutral) for extended periods of time because this
will discharge your high voltage battery and decrease fuel economy. Also, the engine cannot
provide power to the hybrid system in N (Neutral).
Low Gear – (L) Low gear is designed to mimic the enhanced engine braking available in nonhybrid vehicles. On long downhill grades, Low gear may result in high engine speeds to provide
necessary engine braking. This is normal and will not damage your vehicle. Response during
acceleration should be the same as in (D) Drive position.
Reverse – (R) Reverse gear vehicle speed is limited to 22 mph (35 km/h).
or feature that may take your attention off
the road. Your primary responsibility is the
Your Ford Escape Hybrid, with its new technology, behaves differently compared to a non-hybrid
vehicle. A description of the major differences follows:
essential features and devices when it is safe
to do so.
Climate Control – Your hybrid is equipped with an ECON button that offers a more fuel-efficient
operation of your automatic temperature control system. When activated, the ECON feature
allows the engine to shut down at low speeds or when your vehicle is stopped. If cooler
temperature is desired, the ECON button can be turned off, for better interior cooling but lower
fuel economy. ECON mode turns itself off when you select defrost or defrost/floor mode.
Driver Habits – Aggressive driving increases the amount of energy required to move your
vehicle. In general, better fuel economy is achieved with mild to moderate acceleration and
deceleration. Moderate braking is particularly important since it allows you to maximize the
energy captured by the regenerative braking system. Note: Having your engine running is not
always an indication of inefficiency – in some cases it is actually more efficient than driving in
electric mode.
Additional Tips –
Use extreme caution when using any device
illuminates when the ignition is turned
on. If the light does not turn on or begins to flash, contact your authorized dealer as soon as
possible. For more information, please refer to Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) in the
Tires, Wheels and Loading chapter of your Owner’s Guide.
6. SERVICE ENGINE SOON LIGHT – Illuminates briefly when ignition is turned on. Solid
illumination after start indicates the On-Board Diagnostics System has detected a malfunction.
Contact your authorized dealer as soon as possible.
7. MESSAGE CENTER – The message center displays important vehicle information through a
constant monitoring of vehicle systems. The system will also notify you of potential vehicle
problems with a display of system warnings followed by long indicator chime. Please refer to
your Owner’s Guide for more information.
Braking – Your hybrid is equipped with standard hydraulic braking and regenerative braking.
Regenerative braking is performed by your transmission and it captures brake energy and stores
it in the high voltage battery.
Very high or low outside temperature (to provide system cooling/heating)
Transmission Operation – Due to the technologically advanced, electronically controlled
Continuously Variable Transaxle (eCVT) you will not feel shift changes like those of a non-hybrid
vehicle. Your Ford Escape Hybrid’s transmission is designed to do its work seamlessly. Since your
engine speed is controlled by the transmission, it may seem elevated at times. This is normal
hybrid operation and helps deliver fuel efficiency and performance.
Engine – The engine speed in your hybrid is not directly tied to your vehicle speed. Your vehicle’s
engine and transmission are designed to deliver the power you need at the most efficient
engine speed. During heavy accelerations, your hybrid may reach high engine speeds (up to
6000 RPM). This is a characteristic of the Atkinson cycle engine technology helping to maximize
your hybrid’s fuel economy. In prolonged mountainous driving, you may also see the engine
tachometer changing without your input. This is intentional and maintains the battery charge
level. You may also notice during extended downhill driving that your engine continues to run
instead of shutting off. During this “engine braking,” the engine stays on, but it’s not using any
fuel. You may also hear a slight whine or whistle when operating your vehicle. This is the normal
operation of the electric generator in the hybrid system.
Charge level of high voltage battery is low
Selection of climate control defrost mode or defrost/floor mode
4. SPEED CONTROL – To set the speed control, press and release ON. Accelerate to the desired
speed. Press and release the SET + control. Take your foot off the accelerator pedal. The speed
control indicator light
will illuminate in the cluster. To set a higher speed: press and hold
SET+ until the desired speed is reached, or briefly press SET+ to increase the speed by small
amounts. To set a lower speed: press and hold SET- until the desired speed is reached, or briefly
press SET- to decrease the speed by small amounts. Press RSM to return to the previously set
speed. To turn speed control off, press OFF.
In addition, you may hear fan noise and a slight tapping sound from the rear as the vent door
operates. This fan may continue to operate for short durations after the vehicle has been turned
off. These noises are a customary part of hybrid operation and do not require service.
Driving to Optimize Fuel Economy – Your fuel economy should improve throughout your
hybrid’s break-in period. As with any vehicle, fuel economy can be significantly impacted by
your driving habits and accessory usage. For best results, keep in mind these tips:
Stopping – The gas engine may shut off as you come to a stop to conserve fuel. Restarting the
vehicle is not required. Simply step on the accelerator when you are ready to drive.
safe operation of the vehicle. Only use non-
Battery – Your Ford Escape Hybrid is equipped with a high voltage battery cooling system in the
rear of the vehicle. A cool battery ensures battery life and provides the best possible performance.
Your hybrid high voltage battery may periodically recondition itself to ensure maximum
efficiency. You may notice slight changes in drivability during this process, but it’s an important
part of your Ford Escape Hybrid’s high voltage battery optimization features. You may hear a
series of clicks from the cargo area when you first turn the key in the ignition. This sound is the
high voltage contactors closing to allow you to start your hybrid.
Do not carry extra loads.
Be mindful of adding external accessories that may increase aerodynamic drag.
Observe posted speed limits.
Perform all scheduled maintenance.
There is no need to wait for your engine to "warm up." The vehicle is ready to drive
immediately after starting.
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1. HEADLAMPS AND (FOG LAMPS [if equipped]) – Turn the control one position to the right
to turn on the parking lamps, instrument panel lamps, license plate lamps and tail lamps. Turn
the control to the second position on the right
to turn on the headlamps. Turn the control
one position to the left
to activate the autolamp feature, which automatically turns the
exterior lamps on and off, based on available daylight. Pull the control toward you to activate
the fog lamps (if equipped). (The fog lamps will not operate when the headlamps are turned off
(O) or when the high beams are on).
2. MULTI-FUNCTION LEVER – Rotate the end of the control up to increase the speed of the
wipers and rotate down to decrease the speed of the wipers. Briefly press the end of the stalk
for a single swipe of the wipers without washer fluid. A quick push and hold results in three
swipes with washer fluid while a longer push and hold activates the wash pattern for up to five
seconds. A ‘courtesy wipe’ will automatically occur after the washing cycle to ensure that any
drips have been cleared from your windshield. For better visibility, your vehicle will also
automatically turn on your headlights (during daylight hours) if your windshield wipers and
(if equipped) are on. To operate your rear window wiper, turn the rear wiper
control to 1 (intermittent speed), 2 (normal speed), or off. For a rear wash cycle, turn the rear
wiper control to the
position. To turn on the highbeams, push the lever away from you. Pull
the lever toward you to deactivate. Pull the lever toward you slightly to activate the ‘flash to
pass’ feature and release.
3. THROTTLE CONTROL/POWERTRAIN – Illuminates when the vehicle has detected a malfunction.
Contact your authorized dealer as soon as possible.
illuminates briefly when the ignition is turned on.
If the ABS light remains on or continues to flash, a malfunction has been detected. Contact your
authorized dealer as soon as possible. Normal braking (less ABS) is still functional unless the
brake warning light
is also illuminated.
9. BATTERY GAUGE – The battery gauge provides information about your vehicle’s energy usage.
When the pointer is directed at ASSIST, this means the battery is providing extra power to boost
the vehicle’s acceleration. When it’s pointing to CHARGE, extra energy is being stored in the
battery while idling, coasting or slowing down. When you press the brake pedal, the pointer
swings counterclockwise into the CHARGE zone to report that regenerative braking is underway.
If the needle does not move when braking, the battery is fully charged.
14. PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF – The passenger airbag off indicator light will illuminate when
the passenger’s front airbag is off. For additional information, refer to your Owner’s Guide for
safety information and more details.
15. REVERSE SENSING SYSTEM – (if equipped) This system sounds a tone to warn the driver of
large obstacles near the rear bumper when R (Reverse) is selected and the vehicle is moving at
speeds less than 3 mph (5 km/h). As you move closer to the obstacle, the rate of the tone
increases. When an obstacle is less than 10 inches (25 cm) away, the tone sounds continuously.
The system is not effective at speeds above 3 mph (5 km/h) and may not detect certain angular
or moving objects. With the ignition on, press the RSS control, located below the climate control
system, to turn the RSS off. An indicator light will illuminate when the system is off. Refer to
your Owner’s Guide for safety information and more details.
16. POWER POINT – 110 VAC This outlet is used for powering electrical devices that require up
to 150W. Exceeding this limit will cause the power point to cut off the power temporarily to
provide overload protection. The green indicator light will illuminate when the power point is
ready to supply power and will blink when it is in fault mode. You do not need an adapter to
plug in an electrical device.
17. AUXILIARY INPUT JACK – The auxiliary input jack provides a way to connect your portable
music player to the in-vehicle audio system. This allows the audio from a portable music player
to be played through the vehicle speakers. For additional information, please see your
Owner’s Guide.
10. TILT STEERING WHEEL LEVER – To adjust the steering wheel, push the lever down to unlock
the steering column. While the lever is down, tilt the steering wheel to your desired position.
Then, while holding the steering column in place, pull the lever up to its original position to lock
the steering column.
failure or fault that will cause the vehicle to shut down or fail to start. For additional information,
please see your Owner’s Guide.
12. READY INDICATOR – Illuminates after the vehicle has successfully started. The vehicle is ready
to drive even if you don’t hear the engine running.
13. AUXILIARY POWER POINTS (12V) – The 12V power point outlets, located on the instrument
panel and the rear of the center console, are designed for accessory plugs only. Do not insert
any other object; damage may occur and blow the fuse.
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