Specifications | Ford 2008 F-150 Automobile User Manual

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 occupants. Please read
your entire Owner’s Guide carefully as you begin
learning about your new vehicle and refer to the
appropriate chapters when questions arise.
August 2008
First Printing
Quick Reference Guide
Premium/Audiophile AM/FM Stereo In-Dash Six CD/MP3 SATELLITE COMPATIBLE Sound System (if equipped)
Important: Before folding the second row seats, ensure that the head restraints are fully flipped
down by pulling on the strap and that all items have been removed from the floor and off the seats.
Entering the Third Row Seat
Fold the head restraint forward. Pull up on
the lever (Lever 1) located on the side of
either outboard second row seat until the
seatback folds forward to the seat cushion
(Pos. 2). Pull lever fully upward (Lever 1). The
seat will then flip forward (Pos. 3).
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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1 CD EJECT Press and a
memory preset 1-6 to eject a
CD from a specific slot. Press
and hold to auto eject all CDs
present in the system.
2 LOAD Press LOAD and a
memory preset to load a
specific slot. Press and hold to
autoload up to six CDs.
3 AM/FM Press to select AM/
FM1/FM2 frequency band.
4 SEEK Press to access the
previous or next strong station,
CD track, previous/next satellite
radio channel (if equipped with
satellite radio), or previous/
additional display text
or category.
5 TEXT/SCAN Press and hold
to hear a brief sampling of radio
stations, CD tracks or satellite
radio channels (if equipped).
Press again to stop. In CD/MP3
mode, press and release to
display track title, artist
name and disc title.
6 FOLDER In folder mode,
press to access previous or
next folder on MP3 discs,
if available.
6 4
8 9
AND CONTROLS (if equipped)
mode, press to select a
desired disc.
7 AUX Press repeatedly to cycle
through FES/DVD (if equipped),
SAT1, SAT2, SAT3 (satellite radio
mode if equipped), or LINE IN
(auxiliary audio mode
if equipped).
9 MENU Press this button
when satellite radio mode is
active to access the satellite
radio menu. Press OK when
satellite radio menu
appears in the display. Press
/ to cycle through the
following options: Category,
Save Song, Delete Song,
Delete All Songs and Enable
Alerts/Disable Alerts. For more
information, please consult
your Owner’s Guide.
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
Satellite radio is available
only with a valid SIRIUS
radio subscription. Check
with your authorized dealer
for availability.
radio mode, press to go up/
down the frequency band.
In menu mode, use to select
various settings. In CD/MP3
10 u/II OK (Play/pause) This
control is operational in CD and
DVD mode (if equipped). When
a CD or DVD is playing in the
FES system, press this control
to play or pause the current
CD/DVD. The CD/DVD status
will display in the radio display.
OK: Use in various menu
SELECT MINS is displayed.
Press / to adjust the
navigation system (if equipped): Please refer to the Navigation Supplement for more information
on the navigation system.
Lever 1
Pos. 2
Exiting the Third Row Seat
Fold head restraint forward. Pull up on the strap located at the back of the second
row seat by the outboard side shield (Pull Strap). The seatback will fold forward
to the cushion (Pos. 2). Continue pulling up on the pull strap and the seat will flip
forward (Pos. 3). To return the seat to the upright position, push the seat down
until it is latched to the floor strikers. Then, lift the seatback to the upright position
and flip the head restraint to the upright position.
Pull Strap
Lever 2
Returning the Seats to the Upright Position From the
Fully-Lowered Floor Position
Lift and pull the seat rearward until the latch is fully engaged.
Do not open the liftgate or the liftgate window in a garage or
other enclosed area with a low ceiling.
Figure B
1 AUTO Press to activate
automatic temperature control.
The system will automatically
determine fan speed, airflow
location, A/C (on or off) and
outside or recirculated air, to
heat or cool the vehicle to reach
the desired temperature. Press
again to deactivate.
Airflow direction
control Press repeatedly
to cycle through all possible
air distribution modes. Refer
to your Owner’s Guide for
more information.
To open the power liftgate (if equipped), push the button on the instrument panel
on your remote entry transmitter twice within 3 seconds, or
(Figure A), press
press the liftgate control button located on the inside of the liftgate handle. To close,
press and release the control located in the left rear quarter panel (Figure B).
Keep clear of the liftgate when operating the rear switch.
Figure A
4 REAR Press to enable
the auxiliary climate system
(if equipped). Press again
to disable.
Press to recirculate
the cabin air. Recirculated air
Figure C
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 attached to the underside of the
spare tire cover or is included with the tire changing tools. 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.
Fuel type and tank Capacity Depending on your vehicle, your fuel tank has a capacity of either
28 gallons (106L) or 33.5 gallons (126.8L). You have a Flex Fuel Vehicle. Flex Fuel vehicles have a
yellow ring around the top of the fuel filler inlet (tube) and can use either Regular unleaded fuel, E85
Ethanol Fuel or any mixture of the two.
2 Heated
and cooled
Driver and passenger
seats Press once to activate
high heat/cool (three indicator
lights), twice to activate medium
heat/cool (two indicator lights),
three times to activate low
heat/cool (one indicator light) or
press again to turn off.
Lift up on the seatback until a click is heard, locking it into the upright position.
This will allow the seatback to be lifted to the upright locked position.
To unlatch the liftgate window, push the button (Figure C) on
the liftgate located to the left of the license plate.
Dual automatic temperature control with heated and cooled seats and rear passenger compartment climate control (if equipped)
Pos. 3
Folding the Outboard Seatbacks to a Load Floor Position –
(Refer to the important note above)
Lift the lever (Lever 1) located on the outboard side of the seat. Pull the lever
(Lever 2) to release the seat into the kneel-down floor position. A moderate force
may be required to move the seat forward and down.
To open a manual liftgate, unlock the liftgate (with the power door locks or the
remote entry transmitter button) and push the outside liftgate
control button on the handle below the license plate. To close,
make certain the liftgate window is closed, and then push the
liftgate closed until it latches securely.
Essential Information
5 6
may reduce the amount of
time needed to cool down the
interior of the vehicle and may
also help reduce undesirable
odors from reaching the interior
of the vehicle.
defrost Distributes
outside air through the
windshield defroster and
demister vents to clear thin ice
or fog from the windshield.
rear defrost Press
to activate and clear the rear
window and side heated
mirrors (if equipped) of thin
ice and fog. Press again
to deactivate. The defroster
will turn off automatically after
10 minutes.
8 Rear temperature
control Press to enable the
auxiliary climate system (if
equipped) as well as increase/
decrease the desired rear
cabin temperature.
9 DRIVER / Passenger
Temperature controlS
Press to increase or decrease
the temperature on the driver
or passenger side of the
9 10
vehicle. Pressing the passenger
side control will activate dual
zone where the driver and
passenger are able to select
their own individual settings. If the passenger side controls
are not activated, the driver
side controls will determine
the temperature setting for the
entire vehicle (single zone).
Rear fan speed
control Press to enable
the auxiliary climate system
(if equipped) as well as to
increase/decrease the fan
speed for the rear cabin.
rear heated seats
(if equipped) Your vehicle may
be equipped with heated rear
seats. The controls are located
on the rear of the center
console. Push the top portion
of the control for maximum
heat and the bottom portion of
the control for minimum heat. Press again to deactivate.
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 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.
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 is designed for emergency use only and should be
replaced as soon as possible. The jack and tools are located in the access panel on the floor behind
the 3rd row seat. The spare tire is not equipped with a TPMS sensor. For complete details on how to
change your tire, refer to the Roadside Emergencies chapter in your Owner’s Guide.
Fuses If electrical components in the vehicle are not working, a fuse may have blown. For more
information about changing a fuse, please consult your Owner’s Guide.
Fuel Pump Shut-Off Switch After a collision, if the engine cranks but does not start, the fuel
pump shut-off switch may have to be reset. The switch is located in the left rear quarter trim panel,
near the liftgate, behind an access panel. For complete details on resetting the switch, please consult
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
on your
will sound. To deactivate the system, press the hazard flasher control, or you can press
remote transmitter.
Roadside Assistance Your new Ford Expedition 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.
quick reference guide
The new Ford Expedition is rugged, offering 4x4 capabilities, towing packages, a six speed
transmission, and a spacious interior. But there is more to this SUV than just rugged good looks.
Expedition boasts the highest 5-star frontal crash test rating as well as features like SYNC®, rear
view camera, reverse sensing, Safety Canopy®®®, AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability ControlTM, rear
seat DVD, satellite radio and much more. So not only is it rugged, it’s loaded too.
This Quick Reference Guide was designed to quickly acquaint you with some of the features of
your new Ford Expedition. For more detailed information, including important safety information,
please refer to your Owner’s Guide.
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
further information on safe driving precautions
and instructions.
Use extreme caution with any device or feature
that may take your attention off the road. Your
primary concern is safe operation of the
vehicle. Only use non-essential
features and devices when it is
safe to do so.
1 Headlamp
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
® ipers. 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. Your
wipers are speed
dependent and
will automatically
adjust depending
on vehicle speed.
Your vehicle may be
equipped with rain
sensing wipers which
will automatically
activate when
moisture is sensed
on the windshield.
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 towards you
slightly and release to
activate the ‘flash to
pass’ feature.
3 ABS Warning
light The ABS light
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
4 Service Engine
Soon light The
service engine soon
briefly when the
ignition is turned on.
If it remains on or
is blinking after the
engine is started, the
On Board Diagnostics
System (OBD-II)
has detected a
malfunction. Drive in
a moderate fashion
and contact your
authorized dealer as
soon as possible.
5 Message Center
(if equipped) The
message center
displays important
vehicle information
through a constant
monitoring of vehicle
systems. The system
will notify you or
potential vehicle
problems with a
display. Refer to your
Owner’s Guide for
more information.
6 AdvanceTrac® ®
with Roll Stability
Control™ (RSC®)
system (if equipped)
Your vehicle may be
equipped with an
AdvanceTrac® stability
system. This system
focuses on three
main areas: Traction
ControlTM (which helps
avoid wheel spin
and loss of traction),
Electronic Stability
Control (which helps
avoid skids or lateral
slides), and Roll
Stability Control™
(which helps avoid
a vehicle roll-over).
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 at start-up. The
control will illuminate
when turned off and
during an event that
activates the system.
Refer to your Owner’s
Guide for safety
information and
more details.
Instrument Panel
7 audio SYSTEM
Please see reverse
side for more details.
8 Hazard FLASHER
Control Press to
activate the front and
rear direction signals
when your vehicle
is disabled and is
creating a safety
hazard for other
motorists. Press
again to turn off.
The hazard flashers
will operate when
the ignition is in any
position or when the
ignition is turned off.
9 Rear Window
Defroster Press
to clear the rear
window of fog and
thin ice. The rear
window defroster will
automatically turn
off after 15 minutes
of operation.
10 Overdrive
control with
Tow Haul feature
Your vehicle is
equipped with a Tow
Haul feature which
improves transmission
operation when towing
a trailer or a heavy
load. To activate Tow
Haul, press the button
on the side of the
gearshift lever. The
TOW HAUL indicator
light will illuminate in
the instrument cluster.
To deactivate, press
the button on the side
of the gearshift lever
again. Drive with the
vehicle in Overdrive
(D) with Tow Haul
off for the best fuel
economy. Refer to
your Owner’s Guide
for more information.
11 Control Trac
4x4 system
(if equipped) Your
vehicle may be
equipped with the
Control Trac system
which allows you to
choose between 2H
(2WD High), 4A (4x4
Auto), 4H (4x4), or
4L (4x4 Low) modes.
Choose 2H (2WD High)
to provide power to
the rear wheels only –
used mainly for driving
on dry pavement.
Choose 4A (4x4 Auto)
for all on-road driving
conditions, such as
dry road surfaces,
wet pavement, snow
or gravel. Choose 4H
(4x4) for severe winter
or off-road conditions,
such as deep snow,
ice or shallow sand.
(Not intended for
dry pavement use.)
Choose 4L (4x4
low) only when you
need extra gearing
to provide maximum
power when climbing
steep grades, going
through deep sand
or pulling a boat out
of the water. For
complete information
on shifting between
modes as well as
basic operating
principals, please
refer to your
Owner’s Guide.
12 Steering
Wheel Controls
(if equipped) The
appearance and
functionality of your
vehicle’s steering
wheel controls may
vary according to
your option package. Refer to your Owner’s
Guide for a complete
description of all
possible options.
Press – VOL + to
the volume. Press
access the previous/
next preset radio
station, CD track
or preset satellite
radio channel. Press
VOICE to activate
the Voice recognition
system. Refer to your
SYNC® or Navigation
supplement (if
equipped) for more
information. Press
MEDIA repeatedly
to scroll through
all possible media
sources (AM, FM1,
FM2, CD . . .etc ).
to answer a
call if equipped with
SYNC®. Press and
hold to end a call. Refer to your SYNC®
supplement for more
information. Press
OK to confirm menu
selections if equipped
with SYNC®.
13 Speed Control
To set the speed
control, press and
release ON. Accelerate
to the desired speed.
Press and release
SET + and 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
RES to return to the
previously set speed.
To turn speed control
off, depress the brake
pedal or press OFF.
14 Power
Adjustable Foot
Pedals (if equipped)
Press the top of the
control p to move the
pedals closer to you
or the bottom of the
control q to move
the pedals further
away from you. The
pedals should only
be adjusted when the
vehicle is stopped and
in Park (P).
(if equipped) Rotate
the 4-way adjustment
switch located on
the driver’s door, to
the center position.
Press the switch
down to fold in the
mirrors. Press again
to fold them back to
the original position.
Fold the side mirrors
in carefully when
driving through a
narrow space, like an
automatic car wash.
If you fold in a mirror
manually, the power
fold mirrors will need
to be reset. To reset,
move the 4-way
adjustment switch to
the center position.
Press the switch
down to fold the
mirrors in, and wait
for approximately 8
seconds. You should
hear a click indicating
the mirrors have
been reset.
If you do not hear a
click, press the switch
to fold the mirrors
back out, and repeat
the reset procedure.
USB port
(if equipped)
Your vehicle may be
equipped with a USB
port inside the center
console. This feature
allows you to plug in
media playing devices,
memory sticks, and
also to charge devices
if they support this
feature. For more
information, please
refer to Accessing and
Using your USB port in
the SYNC®® supplement
or the Navigation
system supplement.
SecuriCode™ Keyless
Entry System (if equipped)
The keyless entry keypad
allows you to lock or unlock all
doors and the liftgate without
using a key. Simply enter your
five digit program code and the
press 3•4 within five seconds
to unlock all doors and the
liftgate. Press 5•6 to open the
liftglass. To lock all doors and
the liftgate, press 7•8 and 9•0
at the same time. Note: You do
not have to enter your five digit
code first.
Reverse sensing
(if equipped) Your vehicle may
be equipped with a reverse
sensing system which may
warn you if there is an object
behind the vehicle that may
be too low for you to see. The
system will sound a warning
tone that increases in frequency
as the object gets closer and
will sound continuously when
the object is less than 10
inches away. The system is not
effective when the vehicle is
traveling above 3 mph (5 km/h)
and may not detect angular
or moving objects. Note:
Reverse sensing is only an aid
for detecting certain types of
objects and does not replace
the need to watch where the
vehicle is moving. Refer to
your Owner’s Guide for safety
information, more detail
and limitations.
Rear view Camera
(if equipped) Your vehicle may
be equipped with a rear view
camera system located on the
liftgate which provides a visual
display of the area behind
the vehicle. The display will
automatically appear on the
navigation system screen (if
equipped) or in the rear view
mirror whenever the vehicle is
in Reverse (R) and uses colors
(green, yellow and red) to alert
you of your proximity to objects.
Please refer to your Owner’s
Guide for more information.
Note: The rear view camera
is only an aid and does not
replace the need to use the rear
and side view mirrors and watch
where the vehicle is moving.
Refer to your Owner’s Guide for
safety information, more detail
and limitations.
SYNC® (if
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 feel free
to visit www.SyncMyRide.com.
Integrated Keyhead
Transmitter (IKT) and
Remote Entry System
Features Your vehicle comes
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.
Note: Ensure that you keep the
adhesive security labels in a
safe place for future reference.
Replacements are only
available through an authorized
dealer. Press
once to unlock
the driver’s door. The interior
lamps will illuminate. Press
twice to unlock all the doors.
once to lock all the
doors. The turn lamps will flash.
twice to confirm all
the doors and trunk are closed.
The doors will lock again, the
horn will chirp and the turn
lamps will flash once if all the
doors and trunk are closed.
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
power liftgate (if equipped) or
to unlatch the manual liftgate
window (if not equipped with
a power liftgate). Car finder:
twice within three
seconds. The horn will chirp and
the turn lamps will flash. It is
recommended to use method to
locate your vehicle, rather than
using the panic alarm.
Auxiliary input jack
Your vehicle is equipped with
an auxiliary input jack which
allows you to play audio from a
portable music player through
the vehicle speakers. To use,
plug your portable player into
the input jack located inside
the center console. Turn the
radio on and adjust the volume
to a comfortable level. Turn
on your portable music player
and adjust to approximately
1/2 volume. Press AUX on your
audio system repeatedly until
LINE IN appears in the display. Adjust the volume as needed. Refer to your Owner’s Guide for
more information. If your vehicle
is equipped with a navigation
system, refer to your navigation
supplement for information on
accessing this mode.
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