Specifications | Ford 2008 Ford Taurus Automobile User Manual

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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
2nd row seat recline
To adjust the second row seatback to the desired position, while seated,
pull the release lever B up and push the seatback rearward.
features, operation and/or
2nd row fold flat seatback
To fold down the rear seat, pull up on the lever B on the outboard side of
the seat cushion and let the seatback rotate downward into the load floor
position. To return to the upright position, rotate the seatback upward
until the seatback latches. The seatback will click when it is locked
into position.
functionality of any vehicle
specification at any time. Your Ford
dealer is the best source for the
most current information. For
about your new vehicle and refer
detailed operating and safety
to the appropriate chapters when
information, please consult your
questions arise.
Owner’s Guide.
setting for the entire vehicle
(single zone).
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temperature controls
Press to increase or decrease
the temperature on the
driver or passenger side of
the 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
lights), twice for low heat
(one light) and a third time
to deactivate (no lights).
5. Manual override
Allows you to manually
determine where airflow
is directed (floor vents,
instrument panel vents,
rear seat floor vents or a
combination). To return to
fully automatic control,
press AUTO.
the vehicle and may also help
reduce undesired odors from
reaching the interior of
the vehicle.
9. Defrost
Distributes outside air through
the windshield defroster and
demister vents to clear fog or
thin ice from the windshield.
10. Rear Window Defroster
to clear the rear
window of thin ice and fog.
Press again to deactivate.
2nd row EasyFold™ seatback release (if equipped)
The control buttons are located on the left-hand rear quarter trim panel
(accessible from the liftgate area). Press and hold the control to lower the
seat. The top portion lowers the RIGHT (40%) seatback, and the bottom
portion lowers the LEFT (60%) seatback.
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DUAL Automatic Temperature Control System (DATC) with heated seats (if equipped)
Fold flat front passenger seatback (if equipped)
The front passenger seatback can be folded to a horizontal position to
make room for a long load. To fold the seatback, move the seat as far
back as possible. Push the head restraint release button and move the
head restraint fully down. Pull up on the recliner handle A located on the
outboard side of the seat to fold the front passenger seatback. Without
releasing the handle, push the seatback forward. Move the seat as far
forward as possible.
We reserve the right to change
carefully as you begin learning
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
based on your temperature
3. OFF
Outside air is shut out and
the fan will not operate.
4. Driver/Passenger
heated seats
Press once for high heat (two
6. EXT
Press to display the outside
air temperature. Press
again to return to interior
7. A/C
Press to activate/deactivate
air conditioning. For a MAX
A/C setting, press A/C,
and set the temperature to
60°F (16°C) and the highest
blower setting.
8. Recirculation control
to recirculate cabin
air. Recirculated air may
reduce the amount of time
to cool down the interior of
If your vehicle is equipped
with both a rear defroster
and heated mirrors, the same
button will activate both.
11. DUAL (Single/dual
temperature control)
Press to activate dual zone
mode where the driver and
passenger have control of
their individual temperature
settings. Press again to
return to single zone where
the driver’s settings will
determine the temperature
for the entire vehicle.
Fuel type and
tank capacity
Front wheel drive vehicles
have a fuel tank capacity of
19.2 gallons (72.7 L) while
All Wheel drive vehicles
have a fuel tank capacity of
20.8 gallons (78.7L). 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.
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 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.
Fuel Pump Shut-Off Switch
The fuel pump shut-off
switch stops the electric fuel
pump from sending fuel to
your engine when your
vehicle has sustained a
substantial jolt. This switch
is located behind a panel on
the left side of the cargo
area. For more information,
refer to the Roadside
Emergencies chapter of
your Owner’s Guide.
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. The spare tire and
tools are located in the rear
cargo area of the vehicle,
under the carpeted floor
panel. For complete details
on how to change your tire,
please refer to the Roadside
Emergencies chapter in your
Owner’s Guide.
(if equipped)
Your vehicle may be equipped
with a reverse sensing system
which can warn you if there
is a large 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. Refer to your Owner’s
Guide for safety information
and more details.
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,
on your
or you can press
remote transmitter.
Roadside Assistance
Your new Ford Edge 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.
All Wheel Drive
(AWD, if equipped)
Your vehicle may be equipped
with All Wheel Drive (AWD).
The AWD system is always
active and uses all four
wheels to power the vehicle.
This increases traction,
enabling you to drive over
terrain and road conditions
that a conventional two-wheel
drive vehicle cannot. Refer to
your Owner’s Guide for more
information. Note: If your
vehicle is equipped with AWD,
a spare tire of a different size
(other than the tire provided)
should never be used. Using
a different size could cause
the AWD system to stop
functioning and default to
front wheel drive. Your
vehicle is not intended for
off-road use.
Panoramic Vista Roof™
with dual power
sunshades (if equipped)
The panoramic Vista Roof™
and power sunshades are
equipped with an automatic
one-touch, express opening
feature. To open, press and
. The front and
rear sunshades will open
simultaneously. Press
again and the panoramic Vista
Roof will open to the ‘comfort’
once more
position. Press
for the roof to fully open.
To stop the one touch open
feature at any time, press
the control again. To close,
down until the glass
panel closes. Firmly pull the
control again to fully close
the Vista Roof™. Pull and
hold the control down again
to close the front and rear
sunshades. To vent from a
closed position, press TILT.
To close, pull and hold TILT.
Integrated Keyhead
Transmitter (IKT) and
Remote Entry system
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.
once to unlock the
driver’s door. The interior
lamps will illuminate.
twice to unlock all
the doors.
within three seconds
to unlatch and open the
power liftgate (if equipped).
to lock all doors.
again to confirm that
all doors are closed. The horn
will chirp and the turn lamps
will flash.
to activate the panic
alarm. The horn will sound
and the turn lamps will flash.
again or turn the
ignition on to deactivate the
panic alarm.
car finder: Press twice
within three seconds. The
horn will chirp and the
turn lamps will flash. It
is recommended that this
method be used to locate your
vehicle, rather than using the
panic alarm.
Ensure that you keep the
IKT adhesive security label
in a safe place for future
reference. Replacement
Integrated Keyhead
Transmitters are only
available through your
authorized dealer.
power liftgate (if equipped)
To open the power liftgate
(if equipped), press
the instrument panel, or
twice within three
seconds on your remote entry
transmitter, or press and
release the control button
located on the liftgate. To
located on
close, press
the left rear quarter panel in
the rear cargo area or press
twice on your remote entry
transmitter. Keep clear of
the liftgate when operating
the rear switch. Your power
liftgate is equipped with an
obstacle detection feature
which will either stop or revert
to a full open position when it
encounters a solid object. For
complete information, please
refer to your Owner’s Guide.
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.
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USB Port (if equipped)
If you have SYNC,® your
vehicle will 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.
Ambient lighting
(if equipped)
Your vehicle may be equipped
with an ambient lighting
feature. The control is located
on the center console and,
when activated, illuminates
footwells, storage bins and
cupholders 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.
SecuriLock™ passive
anti-theft system is an
engine immobilization
system. This system is
designed to help prevent the
engine from being started
unless a coded Integrated
Keyhead Transmitter (IKT)
programmed to your vehicle is
used. Using the wrong type of
coded key may lead to a “no
start” condition.
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Instrument Panel Features
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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
activate the autolamp feature,
which automatically turns
the exterior lamps on and off,
based on available daylight.
Pull the control towards you
to activate the fog lamps (if
equipped). (The fog lamps
will not operate when the
headlamps are turned off ( )
or when the high beams are on).
flexibility, sporty handling and
energetic performance with efficient
fuel economy, the Ford Edge has it all.
Take a few minutes to use this Quick Reference Guide to acquaint yourself with
many of the features you’ll use most. For more detailed information including
important safety information, please consult your Owner’s Guide.
Use extreme caution with any device that may take your attention off the road.
Your primary responsibility is safe operation of your vehicle. Only use non-essential
features and devices when it is safe to do so.
2. POWERTRAIN Malfunction/
Reduced Power Light
This light
when a powertrain or an AWD
malfunction has been detected.
Contact an authorized dealer
as soon as possible.
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3. 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.
For better visibility, your
vehicle will also automatically
turn on your headlights if your
windshield wipers and auto
are on. To operate
your rear window wiper, turn
the rear wiper control to 1
(intermittent speed), 2 (normal
speed), or O (off). For a rear
wash cycle, turn the rear wiper
control to the
4. Service Engine Soon Light
This light
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 also notify you of potential
vehicle problems with a
display of system warnings
followed by a long indicator
chime. Refer to your Owner’s
Guide for more information.
6. Airbag Readiness Light
The airbag readiness light
illuminates briefly when the
ignition is turned on. If this
light fails to illuminate, remains
on or continues to flash after
the engine is started, contact
your authorized dealer as
soon as possible. A chime will
also sound if a malfunction
in the supplemental restraint
system is detected.
7. ABS Warning Light
The ABS light
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.
8. Tilt/Telescopic
steering wheel lever
Pull the lever down to
unlock the steering column.
Move the steering wheel to
the desired position. While
holding the steering wheel
in place, pull the lever up to
lock the steering column.
9. steering wheel controls
To set the speed control, press
and release ON. Accelerate
to the desired speed. Press
and release the SET + or SET control. Take your foot off the
accelerator pedal. The speed
control indicator light
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 RESUME to return to the
previously set speed. To turn
speed control off, depress the
brake pedal or press OFF. Press
– VOL + to decrease/increase
the volume. Press
access the previous/next preset
radio station, CD track or preset
satellite radio channel. Press
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). Press
to answer
a call if equipped with
SYNC.® Press and hold
to end a call. Refer to
your SYNC® supplement
for more information.
10. Check fuel cap LIGHT
This light illuminates
when the fuel cap may not
be properly installed. If you
continue to drive with this
light illuminated, the Service
Engine Soon warning
light may come on.
11. Auxiliary Power Point
Your vehicle is equipped with
four auxiliary power points. One
on the instrument panel, one
in the center console utility
compartment, one on the back
of the center console and a rear
auxiliary power point located
on the left rear quarter panel.
Do not use power points over
the capacity of 12VDC/180W.
12. AdvanceTrac® with Roll
Stability Control™ Stability
Enhancement system
Your vehicle is equipped with an
AdvanceTrac® stability system.
This system focuses on three
main areas: Traction Control™
(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
and the control will illuminate
when turned off. Refer to
your Owner’s Guide for safety
information and more details.
13. Hazard Flasher
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.
14. Overdrive control/
Cancel with Grade Assist
Drive with the vehicle in
Overdrive (D) for the best fuel
economy. You can deactivate
overdrive by pressing the
transmission control switch on
the side of the shift handle.
Your vehicle is equipped
with a special Grade Assist
feature which is automatically
activated when overdrive
is turned off. Grade assist
helps to provide optimal
gear selection and additional
engine braking on hilly terrain.
It is recommended that you
return to O/D (Overdrive) once
you return to flat terrain. To
return to overdrive, simply
press the transmission
control switch again.
1. On/Off/Volume
Press to turn on/off. Turn to
increase/decrease volume.
Press to access the previous
( ) or next ( ) strong station,
track or satellite radio channel
(if equipped).
3. Text/Scan
Press and hold for a brief
sampling of radio stations,
CD tracks or satellite radio
channels. Press again to stop.
In MP3 mode, press TEXT to
display track title, artist name
and disc title.
Autoset: Allows you to set the
strongest local radio stations
without losing your original
stored stations. Use / to turn
on/off. When the six strongest
stations are filled, the station
stored in preset 1 will begin
playing. If there are less than
six strong stations, the system
will store the last one in the
remaining presets.
Occupancy mode: Use / to
select and optimize sound for
Song, Delete All Songs, and
Enable/disable alerts.
4. Shuffle
Press to play all tracks on the
current disc in random order.
If your vehicle is equipped with
SYNC,® press to access SYNC®
PHONE features. For further
information please refer to your
SYNC® supplement. If your
vehicle is not equipped with
SYNC,® the display will read
SPEED VOL (Speed sensitive
volume): Radio volume
automatically changes
slightly with vehicle speed to
compensate for road and wind
noise. Recommended level is
1-3. SPEED OFF turns the
feature off and level 7 is the
maximum setting.
Setting the clock: Press MENU
until SET HOURS and SET
MINUTES is displayed. Press
/ to set the time.
Satellite radio menu
(if equipped): Press OK and
then press / to cycle through:
Category, Save Song, Delete
SIRIUS Satellite Radio
(if equipped)
Your vehicle may be equipped
with 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
6. Menu
Press repeatedly to cycle
through the following features
among others:
Auxiliary Input Jack
Your vehicle is equipped
with an Auxiliary Input Jack
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 detailed
information, please refer
to your Owner’s Guide.
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