1 3 2 4 3 4 2 2008 FORD TAURUS 2008 FORD TAURUS 1 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ADDITIONAL INFORMATION SEATING 6 10 6 5 9 8 8 7 6 7 5 11 9 10 12 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 POWER MIRRORS MEMORY FEATURE To adjust your mirrors, rotate the control clockwise to adjust the right mirror and counterclockwise to adjust the left mirror. Move the control in the direction you wish to tilt the mirror. Then rotate the control to the center position to lock the mirrors in place. (IF EQUIPPED) 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. This feature will allow you to set two positions for the driver’s seat, power mirrors and adjustable pedals (if equipped). Set the position by pressing the SET button (indicator will illuminate) then press the 1 or 2 button to set the position to either Driver 1 or Driver 2. This memory setting can then be recalled when you press the 1 or 2 button, and with your remote entry transmitter or with your keyless entry pad (if they are programmed to a memory position). A position can be recalled in any gearshift position if the ignition is not in the RUN position or only in P (Park) or N (Neutral) if the ignition is in the run position. KEYLESS ENTRY KEY PAD 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). For more information, please consult your Owner’s Guide. Ford Motor Company Customer Relationship Center P.O. Box 6248 Dearborn, MI 48121 1-800-392-3673 (FORD) (TDD for the hearing impaired: 1-800-232-5952) AUTOLOCK FORD TAURUS SEPTEMBER 2007 SECOND PRINTING QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE *8G1J_19G217_CA* 8G1J 19G217 CA Your vehicle is equipped with an autolock feature. The autolock feature will automatically lock all doors when your vehicle is in motion and meets a set of conditions, as described in your Owner’s Guide. Your vehicle comes with this feature enabled. You can enable or disable this feature by following the activation or deactivation procedure outlined in your Owner’s Guide. REVERSE SENSING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED) HOMELINK® 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. The HomeLinkJ Wireless Control System on the driver's visor provides a convenient way to replace up to three handheld transmitters with a single device. This feature will operate most garage doors, entry gate operators, security systems, and home or office lighting. For programming, please consult your Owner's Guide. (IF EQUIPPED) 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. 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. Press once to lock all the doors, the turn lamps will flash. Press twice within three seconds to confirm all the doors and trunk are closed. The horn will chirp and the turn signal lamps will flash once if all the doors and the trunk 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 trunk. Ensure that you keep the IKT adhesive security label in a safe place for future reference. Replacements are only available through an authorized dealer. SECOND ROW POWERPOINT A third rear auxiliary power point is located on the rear of the center console. The power point is accessible from the rear seat. AUXILIARY INPUT JACK ADVANCETRAC® 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 information, please consult your Owner’s Guide. (IF EQUIPPED) The AdvanceTracJ system helps the driver maintain the stability and steer-ability of the vehicle. The system integrates anti-lock braking system (ABS) and Traction Control™ and a more advanced function to further enhance the stability of the vehicle. The AdvanceTracJ system automatically turns on when the engine is started. However, the system does not function when the vehicle is traveling in R (Reverse). CENTER CONSOLE STORAGE SPLIT-FOLDING REAR SEAT The utility compartment may have a clamshell tray for flexible storage of MP3 players, CDs or handbags. One or both rear seat backs can be folded down to provide additional cargo space. USB PORT (IF EQUIPPED) Your vehicle may be equipped with a USB port inside your center console. This feature allows you to plug in media playing devices among other options. For more detailed information, please refer to “Using your USB port” in the SYNC or Navigation Supplement (if equipped). To lower the seat backs, pull the strap located on the outboard side of the seat back to release it, and then fold the seat back down. Note: When raising the seat back(s), make sure to firmly lock them into place and tug forward to ensure that they are fully latched. FRONT PASSENGER FOLD FLAT SEAT BACK FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM (FES) (IF EQUIPPED) Your vehicle may be equipped with a Family Entertainment System (FES). Please refer to “Family Entertainment System” in your Owner’s Guide for further information on the operation of your system. 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. INSTRUMENT PANEL STORAGE COMPARTMENT The storage compartment may be used to secure sunglasses or similar sized objects. Press the control to open the storage compartment. 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. 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. DUAL ZONE AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL WITH HEATED SEATS DRIVER AND PASSENGER TEMPERATURE Set desired cabin temperature with the 1 or 4 blue and red buttons. Press 1 for driver’s side, 4 for passenger’s side. Recommended settings 72°F (22°C) to 75°F (24°C). DUAL CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED) Press 10 DUAL to engage/disengage separate passenger side temperature control. For controls without a 10 DUAL button, press and hold 2 AUTO to engage/disengage separate passenger side temperature control. AUTOMATIC OPERATION Set desired 1 cabin temperature. Press 2 AUTO button for full automatic operation. The system will automatically adjust airflow temperature, 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 quickly as possible. MAX A/C OPERATION (IF EQUIPPED) recirculated air overrides will not turn off the AUTO indicator light. Airflow direction overrides will turn off the AUTO indicator light. AUTOMATIC OPERATION: Press 2 AUTO button for full automatic operation. Do not override A/C or recirculated air. Set temperature to 60°F (16°C). OVERRIDE OPERATION: Select 7 air distribution. Select 8 A/C and 9 recirculated air. Use recirculated air with A/C to provide colder airflow. Set temperature setting to 60°F (16°C). Initially set to highest fan speed 5 , then adjust to maintain comfort. AIRFLOW DIRECTION CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED) Press 7 repeatedly to select airflow direction. Press 3 to distribute outside air through the windshield defroster vents and demister vents. To reduce humidity buildup in the vehicle, do not drive with the climate control turned off. Also, do not drive with recirculated air selected unless A/C is operating. HEATED SEATS (IF EQUIPPED) MANUAL OVERRIDE OPERATION Press 1 to set desired cabin temperature. Adjust any of the following for personal comfort preferences: 5 fan speed, 7 airflow direction, 8 A/C and 9 recirculated air. Fan speed, A/C and Press 6 to cycle through available settings of high heat (2 lights), low heat (1 light), and off (no lights). CLIMATE CONTROL 14 16 15 PREMIUM / AUDIOPHILE IN-DASH 6-CD / MP3 SOUND SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED) ON / OFF / VOLUME CONTROL BALANCE / FADE CD EJECT SETTING MEMORY PRESETS Press 5 to turn the system 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. Press 8 MENU until Balance is displayed. Press to adjust the audio between the left and right speakers using the 3 or 4 controls. Press 8 MENU again to display Fade. Press the 3 or 4 controls to adjust the audio between the front and rear speakers. Press 1 to eject a CD. Press and hold to eject all CDs. To set a station: Press 7 to select AM or FM frequency band, tune to a station, then press and hold a preset button until the sound returns. TUNER / DISC SELECTOR DEFOGGING/DEMISTING 13 Press 3 or 4 to manually go up or down the radio frequency band or to select a desired disc. Also use in menu mode to select various settings. CD Press 6 to enter CD mode. If a CD is already loaded into the system, the CD will begin playing where it last ended. BASS / TREBLE SHUFFLE Press 8 MENU until Bass or Treble settings are displayed. Adjust using the 3 or 4 controls. Press 16 to play tracks in random order. CD FAST FORWARD LOAD Press 13 FF to manually advance in a CD track. Press 2 LOAD to begin the CD load sequence. Press and hold to autoload up to 6 CDs. CD REWIND Press 12 REW to manually reverse in a CD track. AM / FM Press to select AM or FM frequency bands. 7 SCAN FUNCTION Press 10 SCAN for a brief sampling of radio stations or CD tracks. Press again to stop. SEEK FUNCTION Press 9 or 11 SEEK to access the previous/next strong station or track. MP3 TRACK / FOLDER MODE In Track mode, pressing 9 or 11 SEEK will scroll through all tracks on the disc. In Folder mode, pressing 9 or 11 SEEK will scroll only through tracks within a selected folder. SETTING THE CLOCK Press 8 MENU until SELECT HOUR or SELECT MINS is displayed. Press the up and down 3 or 4 control to manually increase or decrease the time. Press 8 MENU again to disengage clock mode. FOLDER FUNCTION Press 14 or 15 FOLDER to access next or previous folder on MP3 discs. NAVIGATION SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED) Please refer to your Navigation Supplement for more information on the Navigation System. AUDIO SYSTEMS 2008 QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE FORD TAURUS 2008 FORD TAURUS 9 11 ESSENTIAL INFORMATION 10 6 4 FORD TAURUS Your new Taurus speaks volumes without saying a word. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 7 8 9 10 11 1 You have chosen well. Your new Ford Taurus is the car that was built around you. Surrounding you with sleek, trim good looks and unexpected luxury. Putting you in command with impeccable 3 2 7 5 road manners. Giving you the peace of mind knowing you're driving one of the smartest cars the road has ever known. This Quick Reference Guide was designed to help you get to know your new Taurus. For the most detailed information, consult your Owner's Guide. So, let's get to know your new Taurus. The road is waiting. 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. 8 HEADLAMP CONTROL PANEL DIMMER FOGLAMP CONTROL 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. 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. (IF EQUIPPED) To use the autolamp lightsensitive, 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 OFF position. To activate the high beams, simply push the turn signal lever toward the instrument panel. Pull the lever toward you to deactivate high beams. Use the same lever to activate the “Flash to Pass” feature. Pull the lever toward you to slightly activate and release it to deactivate. 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 toward you to turn on the foglamps. The foglamp indicator light will illuminate. The foglamps will not operate when the high beams are activated. WINDSHIELD WIPER / WASHER The multifunction 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 to cause a single swipe of the wiper. 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. SPEED CONTROL MESSAGE CENTER 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 speed, press the ON button, accelerate to the desired speed, press the SET+ button, then take your foot off the accelerator pedal. You can increase your speed 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 depress the brake pedal. (IF EQUIPPED) With the ignition in the ON 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. The system will also notify you of potential vehicle problems with a display of system warnings. For more information, please consult your Owner's Guide. STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS NAVIGATION HANDS FREE FEATURE TILT STEERING COLUMN (IF EQUIPPED) (IF EQUIPPED) 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 previous/next strong station or track on a CD. Press VOL+/- to adjust volume, and MUTE to mute the volume. Press to access and use voice commands through your navigation system and SYNC (if equipped). For more information, please refer to your Navigation Supplement. 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. Then, 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. SERVICE ENGINE SOON ABS WARNING LAMP The service engine soon indicator lamp illuminates when the ignition is first turned to the ON position to check the bulb. If the light turns solid 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. 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 doesn’t illuminate or stays on, have your vehicle serviced. Normal braking is still functional unless the brake warning lamp is also illuminated. THROTTLE CONTROL / TRANSMISSION LAMP The throttle control / transmission lamp illuminates when a powertrain fault has been detected. Contact your dealer as soon as possible. 7 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. 2008 QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE INSTRUMENT PANEL 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 cargo cover in the trunk of the vehicle. FUSES If your electrical components are not working properly, a fuse may have blown. For more information, please consult your Owner's Guide. FUEL PUMP SHUT-OFF SWITCH UNLEADED FUEL RECOMMENDATIONS 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 shut-off switch is located in the front passenger footwell area in the right upper corner. 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 as “Regular” with octane ratings of 86 or lower that are sold in high altitude areas. REAR WINDOW BUFFETING TIRE PRESSURE ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE HOOD RELEASE Safe operation of your Taurus requires that your tires be properly inflated. The Ford recommended inflation pressure is found on the Tire Label or the Safety Compliance Certification Label located near the front door latch on the edge of the driver's door. At least once a month and before long trips, inspect each tire and check the air pressure with a digital or dial-type 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. 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. 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. Lift the prop rod by the sleeve, not the bare metal. 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. United States (800) 241 - 3673 Canada (800) 665 - 2006 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. SAFETY Please wear your safety belt, pay attention to changing road conditions and drive safely. For more safety related information, please consult your Owner’s Guide.