Ford 2008 Taurus Automobile User Manual

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2008 FORD TAURUS
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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)
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FORD TAURUS
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SECOND PRINTING
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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