Ford 2011 Fiesta Automobile User Manual

Table of Contents
Introduction
Instrument Cluster
4
12
Warning lights and chimes
Gauges
Trip computer
Message center
Multifunction display
12
17
17
18
19
Entertainment Systems
24
AM/FM stereo with CD
Auxiliary input jack (Line in)
USB port
Satellite radio information
SYNC威
SYNC威 voice recognition feature
SYNC威 phone features
Pairing your phone for the first time
SYNC威 media features
Climate Controls
Manual heating and air conditioning
Rear window defroster
Lights
Headlamps
Turn signal control
Bulb replacement
Driver Controls
Windshield wiper/washer control
Steering wheel adjustment
Power windows
Mirrors
Speed control
24
31
33
36
39
41
47
50
76
102
102
104
105
105
108
110
120
120
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Locks and Security
130
Keys
Locks
Anti-theft system
130
131
142
Seating and Safety Restraints
Seating
Safety restraints
Airbags
Child restraints
Tires, Wheels and Loading
Tire information
Tire inflation
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
Vehicle loading
Trailer towing
Recreational towing
Driving
145
145
151
165
180
199
199
201
214
219
225
225
227
Starting
Brakes
AdvanceTrac威
Transmission operation
227
234
236
242
Roadside Emergencies
250
Getting roadside assistance
Hazard flasher control
Fuel pump shut-off
Fuses and relays
Changing tires
Wheel lug nut torque
Jump starting
Wrecker towing
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Customer Assistance
Reporting safety defects (U.S. only)
Reporting safety defects (Canada only)
272
279
279
Cleaning
280
Maintenance and Specifications
288
Engine compartment
Engine oil
Battery
Engine coolant
Fuel information
Air filter(s)
Part numbers
Maintenance product specifications and capacities
Engine data
290
292
294
296
301
314
317
318
321
Accessories
325
Ford Extended Service Plan
327
Scheduled Maintenance Guide
331
Normal scheduled maintenance and log
Index
337
351
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CONGRATULATIONS
Congratulations on acquiring your new Ford Motor Company product.
Please take the time to get well acquainted with your vehicle by reading
this handbook. The more you know and understand about your vehicle,
the greater the safety and pleasure you will derive from driving it.
For more information on Ford Motor Company and its products visit the
following website:
• In the United States: www.ford.com
• In Canada: www.ford.ca
• In Mexico: www.ford.com.mx
• In Australia: www.ford.com.au
Additional owner information is given in separate publications.
This vehicle’s Owner’s Guide describes every option and model variant
available and therefore some of the items covered may not apply to your
particular vehicle. Furthermore, due to printing cycles it may describe
options before they are generally available.
Remember to pass on this vehicle’s Owner’s Guide when reselling the
vehicle. It is an integral part of the vehicle.
SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION
Warning symbols in this guide
How can you reduce the risk of personal injury to yourself or others? In
this guide, answers to such questions are contained in comments
highlighted by the warning triangle symbol. These comments should be
read and observed.
Warning symbols on your vehicle
When you see this symbol, it is
imperative that you consult the
relevant section of this guide before
touching or attempting adjustment
of any kind.
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Protecting the environment
We must all play our part in
protecting the environment. Correct
vehicle usage and the authorized
disposal of waste, cleaning and
lubrication materials are significant
steps towards this aim. Information in this respect is highlighted in this
guide with the tree symbol.
CALIFORNIA Proposition 65 Warning
WARNING: Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and
certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to
the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other
reproductive harm. In addition, certain fluids contained in vehicles and
certain products of component wear contain or emit chemicals known
to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other
reproductive harm.
PERCHLORATE MATERIAL
Certain components of this vehicle such as airbag modules, seat belt
pretensioners, and button cell batteries may contain Perchlorate Material
– Special handling may apply for service or vehicle end of life disposal.
See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate.
BREAKING-IN YOUR VEHICLE
Your vehicle does not need an extensive break-in. Try not to drive
continuously at the same speed for the first 1,000 miles (1,600 km) of
new vehicle operation. Vary your speed frequently in order to give the
moving parts a chance to break in.
Do not add friction modifier compounds or special break-in oils since
these additives may prevent piston ring seating. See Engine oil in the
Maintenance and Specifications chapter for more information on oil
usage.
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SPECIAL NOTICES
New Vehicle Limited Warranty
For a detailed description of what is covered and what is not covered by
your vehicle’s New Vehicle Limited Warranty, refer to the Warranty
Guide that is provided to you along with your Owner’s Guide.
Special instructions
For your added safety, your vehicle is fitted with sophisticated electronic
controls.
WARNING: Please read the section Airbag Supplemental
Restraint System (SRS) in the Seating and Safety Restraints
chapter. Failure to follow the specific warnings and instructions could
result in personal injury.
WARNING: Front seat mounted rear-facing child or infant seats
should NEVER be placed in front of an active passenger airbag.
DATA RECORDING
Service Data Recording
Service data recorders in your vehicle are capable of collecting and
storing diagnostic information about your vehicle. This potentially
includes information about the performance or status of various systems
and modules in the vehicle, such as engine, throttle, steering or brake
systems. In order to properly diagnose and service your vehicle, Ford
Motor Company, Ford of Canada, and service and repair facilities may
access or share among them vehicle diagnostic information received
through a direct connection to your vehicle when diagnosing or servicing
your vehicle. For U.S. only (if equipped), if you choose to use the SYNC威
Vehicle Health Report, you consent that certain diagnostic information
may also be accessed electronically by Ford Motor Company and Ford
authorized service facilities, and that the diagnostic information may be
used for any purpose. See your SYNC威 supplement for more information.
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Event Data Recording
This vehicle is equipped with an event data recorder (EDR). The
main purpose of an EDR is to record, in certain crash or near
crash-like situations, such as an airbag deployment or hitting a
road obstacle; this data will assist in understanding how a
vehicle’s systems performed. The EDR is designed to record data
related to vehicle dynamics and safety systems for a short period
of time, typically 30 seconds or less. The EDR in this vehicle is
designed to record such data as:
• How various systems in your vehicle were operating;
• Whether or not the driver and passenger seatbelts were
buckled/fastened;
• How far (if at all) the driver was depressing the accelerator
and/or the brake pedal; and
• How fast the vehicle was travelling; and
• Where the driver was positioning the steering wheel.
This data can help provide a better understanding of the
circumstances in which crashes and injuries occur.
Note: EDR data is recorded by your vehicle only if a non-trivial
crash situation occurs; no data is recorded by the EDR under
normal driving conditions and no personal data or information
(e.g., name, gender, age, and crash location) is recorded (see
limitations regarding 911 Assist and Traffic, directions and
Information privacy below). However, parties, such as law
enforcement, could combine the EDR data with the type of
personally identifying data routinely acquired during a crash
investigation.
To read data recorded by an EDR, special equipment is required,
and access to the vehicle or the EDR is needed. In addition to the
vehicle manufacturer, other parties, such as law enforcement,
that have such special equipment, can read the information if
they have access to the vehicle or the EDR. Ford Motor Company
and Ford of Canada do not access event data recorder
information without obtaining consent, unless pursuant to court
order or where required by law enforcement, other government
authorities or other third parties acting with lawful authority.
Other parties may seek to access the information independently
of Ford Motor Company and Ford of Canada.
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Note: Including to the extent that any law pertaining to Event
Data Recorders applies to SYNC威 or its features, please note the
following: Once 911 Assist (if equipped) is enabled (set ON), 911
Assist may, through any paired and connected cell phone, disclose
to emergency services that the vehicle has been in a crash
involving the deployment of an airbag or, in certain vehicles, the
activation of the fuel pump shut-off. Certain versions or updates
to 911 Assist may also be capable of being used to electronically
or verbally provide to 911 operators the vehicle location (such as
latitude and longitude), and/or other details about the vehicle or
crash or personal information about the occupants to assist 911
operators to provide the most appropriate emergency services. If
you do not want to disclose this information, do not activate the
911 Assist feature. See your SYNC威 supplement for more
information.
Additionally, when you connect to Traffic, Directions and
Information (if equipped, U.S. only) the service uses GPS
technology and advanced vehicle sensors to collect the vehicle’s
current location, travel direction, and speed (“vehicle travel
information”) only to help provide you with the directions, traffic
reports, or business searches your request. If you do not want
Ford or its vendors to receive this information, do not activate
the service. Ford Motor Company and the vendors it uses to
provide you with this information do not store your vehicle travel
information. For more information, see Traffic, Directions and
Information, Terms and Conditions. See your SYNC威 supplement
for more information.
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CELL PHONE USE
The use of Mobile Communications Equipment has become increasingly
important in the conduct of business and personal affairs. However,
drivers must not compromise their own or others’ safety when using
such equipment. Mobile Communications can enhance personal safety
and security when appropriately used, particularly in emergency
situations. Safety must be paramount when using mobile communications
equipment to avoid negating these benefits.
Mobile Communication Equipment includes, but is not limited to, cellular
phones, pagers, portable email devices, text messaging devices and
portable two-way radios.
WARNING: Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle
control, accident and injury. Ford strongly recommends that you
use extreme caution when using any device or feature that may take
your focus off the road. Your primary responsibility is the safe
operation of your vehicle.
We recommend against the use of any handheld device while driving
and that you comply with all applicable laws.
EXPORT UNIQUE (NON–UNITED STATES/CANADA) VEHICLE
SPECIFIC INFORMATION
For your particular global region, your vehicle may be equipped with
features and options that are different from the features and options that
are described in this Owner’s Guide. A market unique supplement may
be supplied that complements this book. By referring to the market
unique supplement, if provided, you can properly identify those features,
recommendations and specifications that are unique to your vehicle. This
Owner’s Guide is written primarily for the U.S. and Canadian Markets.
Features or equipment listed as standard may be different on units built
for Export. Refer to this Owner’s Guide for all other required
information and warnings.
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These are some of the symbols you may see on your vehicle.
Vehicle Symbol Glossary
Safety Alert
See Owner’s Guide
Fasten Safety Belt
Airbag - Front
Airbag - Side
Child Seat Lower
Anchor
Child Seat Tether
Anchor
Brake System
Anti-Lock Brake System
Parking Brake System
Brake Fluid Non-Petroleum Based
Parking Aid System
Stability Control System
Speed Control
Master Lighting Switch
Hazard Warning Flasher
Fog Lamps-Front
Fuse Compartment
Fuel Pump Reset
Windshield Wash/Wipe
Windshield
Defrost/Demist
Rear Window
Defrost/Demist
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Vehicle Symbol Glossary
Power Windows
Front/Rear
Power Window Lockout
Child Safety Door
Lock/Unlock
Interior Luggage
Compartment Release
Panic Alarm
Engine Oil
Engine Coolant
Engine Coolant
Temperature
Do Not Open When Hot
Battery
Avoid Smoking, Flames,
or Sparks
Battery Acid
Explosive Gas
Fan Warning
Power Steering Fluid
Maintain Correct Fluid
Level
Service Engine Soon
Engine Air Filter
Passenger Compartment
Air Filter
Jack
Check Fuel Cap
Low Tire Pressure
Warning
MAX
MIN
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WARNING LIGHTS AND CHIMES
Warning lights can alert you to a vehicle condition that may become
serious enough to cause expensive repairs. A warning light may
illuminate when a problem exists with one of your vehicle’s functions.
Many lights will illuminate when you start your vehicle to make sure the
bulb works. If any light remains on after starting the vehicle, refer to the
respective system warning light for additional information.
Service engine soon: The service
engine soon indicator
illuminates when the ignition is first
turned to the on position to check
the bulb and to indicate whether the vehicle is ready for
Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) testing. Normally, the service engine soon
indicator will stay on until the engine is cranked, then turn itself off if no
malfunctions are present. However, if after 15 seconds the service engine
soon indicator blinks eight times, it means that the vehicle is not ready
for I/M testing. See the Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M)
testing in the Maintenance and Specifications chapter.
Solid illumination after the engine is started indicates the On Board
Diagnostics System (OBD-II) has detected a malfunction. Refer to On
board diagnostics (OBD-II) in the Maintenance and Specifications
chapter. If the light is blinking, engine misfire is occurring which could
damage your catalytic converter. Drive in a moderate fashion (avoid
heavy acceleration and deceleration) and have your vehicle serviced
immediately by your authorized dealer.
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WARNING: Under engine misfire conditions, excessive exhaust
temperatures could damage the catalytic converter, the fuel
system, interior floor coverings or other vehicle components, possibly
causing a fire.
Low fuel: Displays when the fuel
level in the fuel tank is at or near
empty (refer to Fuel gauge in this
chapter).
Powertrain malfunction/Reduced
power/Electronic throttle
control: Displays when the engine
has defaulted to a “limp-home”
operation or when a transmission problem has been detected and shifting
may be restricted. If the light remains on, have the system serviced
immediately by your authorized dealer.
Brake system warning light: To
confirm the brake system warning
light is functional, it will
momentarily illuminate when the ignition is turned to the on position
when the engine is not running, or in a position between on and start, or
by applying the parking brake when the ignition is turned to the on
position.
If the brake system warning light does not illuminate at this time, seek
service immediately from your authorized dealer. Illumination after
releasing the parking brake indicates low brake fluid level and the brake
system should be inspected immediately by your authorized dealer.
WARNING: Driving a vehicle with the brake system warning
light on is dangerous. A significant decrease in braking
performance may occur. It will take you longer to stop the vehicle.
Have the vehicle checked by your authorized dealer. Driving extended
distances with the parking brake engaged can cause brake failure and
the risk of personal injury.
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Anti-lock brake system: If the
ABS light stays illuminated or
ABS
continues to flash, a malfunction has
been detected, have the system
serviced immediately by your
authorized dealer. Normal braking is still functional unless the brake
warning light also is illuminated.
Airbag readiness: If this light fails
to illuminate when the ignition is
turned to on, continues to flash or
remains on, have the system
serviced immediately by your
authorized dealer. A chime will sound if there is a malfunction in the
indicator light.
Safety belt: Reminds you to fasten
your safety belt. A Belt-Minder威
chime will also sound to remind you
to fasten your safety belt. Refer to
the Seating and Safety Restraints
chapter to activate/deactivate the Belt-Minder威 chime feature.
Charging system: Illuminates when
the battery is not charging properly.
If it stays on while the engine is
running, there may be a malfunction
with the charging system. Contact your authorized dealer as soon as
possible. This indicates a problem with the electrical system or a related
component.
Engine oil pressure: Displays
when the oil pressure falls below the
normal range. Refer to Engine oil
in the Maintenance and
Specifications chapter.
Oil change reminder: Displays
when the engine oil life has expired.
Refer to Oil life monitoring system
reset later in this chapter.
Door ajar: Displays when the
ignition is in the on position and any
door is open.
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Engine coolant temperature:
Illuminates when the engine coolant
temperature is high. Stop the
vehicle as soon as possible, switch off the engine and let cool. Refer to
Engine coolant in the Maintenance and Specifications chapter.
WARNING: Never remove the coolant reservoir cap while the
engine is running or hot.
Low tire pressure warning:
Illuminates when your tire pressure
is low. If the light remains on at
start up or while driving, the tire
pressure should be checked. Refer
to Inflating your tires in the Tires, Wheels and Loading chapter. When
the ignition is first turned to on, the light will illuminate for three
seconds to ensure the bulb is working. If the light does not turn on, have
the system inspected by your authorized dealer. For more information on
this system, refer to Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) in the
Tires, Wheels and Loading chapter.
Hill start assistance
(if equipped): Displays when using
hill start assist is not available. Refer
to the Driving chapter for
transmission function and operation.
Overdrive cancel and grade
assist (if equipped): Illuminates
when the overdrive function of the
transmission has been turned off
and the grade assist function has been turned on, refer to the Driving
chapter.
Upshift (manual transmission):
To maximize fuel economy, this light
illuminates when the manual
transmission should be shifted to
the next highest gear. Refer to the Driving chapter for more
information.
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AdvanceTrac威/Traction control
(if equipped): Displays when the
AdvanceTrac威/Traction control is
active. If the light remains on, have
the system serviced immediately,
refer to the Driving chapter for more information.
Speed control (if equipped):
Illuminates when the speed control
system is in use.
Anti-theft system: Flashes when
the SecuriLock威 Passive Anti-theft
System has been activated.
Turn signal: Illuminates when the
left or right turn signal or the
hazard lights are turned on. If the
indicators stay on or flash faster, check for a burned out bulb.
High beams: Illuminates when the
high beam headlamps are turned on.
Key-in-ignition warning chime: Sounds when the key is left in the
ignition in the off or accessory position and the driver’s door is opened.
Headlamps on warning chime: Sounds when the headlamps or parking
lamps are on, the ignition is off (the key is not in the ignition) and the
driver’s door is opened.
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GAUGES
Shown in standard measure. Metric similar.
1
2
3
1. Tachometer: Indicates the engine speed in revolutions per minute.
Driving with your tachometer pointer continuously at the top of the scale
may damage the engine.
Refer to Filling the tank in the Maintenance and Specifications
chapter for more information.
2. Speedometer: Indicates the current vehicle speed.
3. Fuel gauge: Indicates approximately how much fuel is left in the fuel
tank (when the ignition is in the on position). The fuel gauge may vary
slightly when the vehicle is in motion or on a grade. The fuel icon and
arrow indicates which side of the vehicle the fuel filler door is located.
TRIP COMPUTER
The trip computer and odometer information will display in the
instrument cluster.
Press the end of the lever, located on the left side of the steering wheel
to scroll through the trip computer displays.
mi (km) — Odometer: Registers the total miles (kilometers) of the
vehicle.
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XXX mls — Trip odometer: Registers the mileage of individual
journeys.
XXX mls — Distance to empty:
Indicates the approximate
distance the vehicle will travel on the fuel remaining in the tank.
Changes in driving pattern may cause the value to vary.
Indicates the
XXX mpg ( l/100km)—Average fuel consumption:
average fuel consumption since the function was last reset.
XX mph (km/h)—Average speed: Indicates the average speed
calculated since the function was last reset.
XXX °F (°C)—Outside air temperature: Shows the outside air
temperature.
To reset the trip odometer and average speed, scroll to the required
display and press and hold the end of the multifunction lever.
MULTIFUNCTION DISPLAY
Your vehicle’s multifunction display is capable of monitoring many vehicle
systems and will alert you to potential vehicle problems and various
conditions with an informational message. You can also program various
vehicle settings using the message center.
The display is located in the center stack.
Certain settings can be changed
through the multifunction display.
Press MENU on the audio system to
access the settings screen.
/
/
/
to move
Press
through the display screen. The
following settings can be changed:
• Audio: See Audio systems in the Entertainment Systems chapter for
more information.
• Vehicle: Select Vehicle then move right to enter into the menu. Scroll
up or down to select from:
• Lane change indicator: Move right to enter the menu and then
move up or down to select from flash once or flash three times.
Press OK to confirm.
• Chimes: Move right to enter the menu, then up or down to select
from warning chimes or info chimes. Press OK to confirm.
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• Clock: Select Clock then move right to enter the menu. Scroll up or
down to select from to select from: The clock can also be set through
the audio system. See Audio systems in the Entertainment Systems
chapter for more information.
• Set time: Move right to enter the menu and adjust the time.
• Set date: Move right to enter the menu and adjust the date.
• 24 hour mode: Move right to enter the menu to choose 24-hour
mode.
• Display: Select Display then move right to enter the menu. Scroll up
or down to select from:
• Measure unit: Move right to enter the menu then move up or
down to select Fahrenheit or Celsius.
• Language: Move right to enter the menu then move up or down to
select the desired language.
• Messages: Select messages then move right to view stored messages.
Compass (if equipped): If your vehicle is equipped with SYNC威, the
compass heading is displayed to the left of the clock in the upper portion
of the multifunction display.
Information messages
: The message indicator will illuminate when there is a new message
stored in the multifunction display.
Message
Warning Lamp at
Instrument Cluster
ABS MALFUNCTION
SERVICE NOW
ESP OFF
ESP MALFUNCTION
NEXT SERVICE
BRAKE SYSTEM
MALFUNCTION
STOP SAFELY
ALARM SYSTEM
MALFUNCTION
NEXT SERVICE
System
ABS
—
ABS
—
ABS
Brakes
—
Anti-theft security
system
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Message
Warning Lamp at
Instrument Cluster
System
—
Anti-theft security
system
—
Anti-theft security
system
—
Anti-theft security
system
—
Lights
INTERIOR SCAN
DEACTIVATED
IMMOBILIZER
MALFUNCTION
SERVICE NOW
ALARM TRIGGERED
CHECK VEHICLE
LEFT/RIGHT
INDICATOR
MALFUNCTION
CHANGE BULB
HILL START ASSIST
NOT AVAILABLE
STEERING LOCK
ENGAGED TURN
STEERING WHEEL
STEERING
MALFUNCTION
SERVICE NOW
STEERING
MALFUNCTION
STOP SAFELY
POWER STEERING
MALFUNCTION
SERVICE NOW
KEY NOT
DETECTED
TURN IGNITION
OFF USE POWER
BUTTON
KEY OUTSIDE CAR
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Transmission
—
Passive Entry/Passive
Start
—
Passive Entry/Passive
Start
—
Passive Entry/Passive
Start
—
Power Steering
—
Passive entry/passive
start system
—
Passive entry/passive
start system
—
Passive entry/passive
start system
Instrument Cluster
Message
Warning Lamp at
Instrument Cluster
KEY BATTERY LOW
REPLACE BATTERY
TO START PRESS
BRAKE
CLOSE TRUNK OR
USE SPARE KEY
TO START PRESS
CLUTCH
ENGINE
MALFUNCTION
SERVICE NOW
TRANSMISSION
MALFUNCTION
SERVICE NOW
TRANSMISSION
HOT STOP SAFELY
TRANSMISSION
HOT STOP OR
SPEED UP
USE BRAKE STOP
SAFELY
TRANSMISSION
HOT WAIT 1
MINUTE
TRANSMISSION
HOT WAIT...
TRANSMISSION
READY
HILL START ASSIST
ACTIVE
HILL START ASSIST
OFF
—
—
System
Passive entry/passive
start system
Passive Entry/Passive
Start
—
Trunk
—
Passive Entry/Passive
Start
Engine
—
Transmission
—
Transmission
—
Transmission
—
Transmission
—
Transmission
—
Transmission
—
Transmission
—
Transmission
—
Transmission
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Message
Warning Lamp at
Instrument Cluster
System
—
Starting/Transmission
—
Starting/Transmission
—
Doors
VEHICLE NOT IN
PARK SELECT P
VEHICLE NOT IN
PARK SELECT P
DOOR OPEN APPLY
BRAKE
X DOOR OPEN
TRUNK OPEN
HOOD OPEN
AIRBAG
MALFUNCTION
SERVICE NOW
TCS OFF
TCS MALFUNCTION
NEXT SERVICE
ENGINE OIL
CHANGE DUE NEXT
SERVICE
ENGINE OIL
PRESSURE LOW
STOP SAFELY
BRAKE FLUID
LEVEL LOW
SERVICE NOW
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Doors
Doors
Hood
Airbag
Traction control
system
Traction control
system
Engine Oil (See Oil
life monitoring
system reset later in
this section)
Engine Oil
Brakes
Instrument Cluster
Oil life monitoring system reset
To reset the oil service light and clear the oil change message after
servicing use the following procedure:
1. With the ignition in the off position, press the brake and accelerator
pedals.
2. Turn the key to the accessory position for keyed vehicles and for push
button start vehicles press the Start/Stop button once quickly. DO NOT
attempt to start the engine.
3. Press the accelerator and brake pedals fully for 20 seconds.
4. ENGINE OIL CHANGE DUE NEXT SERVICE and
will display.
5. Turn the vehicle off. The message and lights will be cleared.
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AM/FM stereo or AM/FM stereo single CD/MP3 (if equipped)
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WARNING: Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle
control, accident and injury. Ford strongly recommends that
drivers use extreme caution when using any device or feature that may
take their focus off the road. Your primary responsibility is the safe
operation of the vehicle. We recommend against the use of any
handheld device while driving and that you comply with all applicable
laws.
One hour mode: Press the ON/OFF control to operate the system with
the ignition turned off; the system will automatically turn off after one
hour.
Setting the clock: Press the H or M buttons on the outside of the
multifunction display to access the clock settings. Once you are in the
clock setting, press the H or M button repeatedly until the desired
number appears. Press OK to confirm and close.
1. CD slot (if equipped): Insert a CD, label side up.
2. OK: Use in various menu selections to select or un-select your choice.
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3. INFO: Press to access any available radio or CD information.
4. Sound menu: Press to access Treble, Bass, Middle, Fade (if
/
to cycle through the
equipped) and Balance menu options. Use
various options. When the desired option is chosen, press
/
to
increase or decrease the levels. Press OK to set or press MENU to exit.
5. Memory presets:: To save a station, tune to the desired station.
Press and hold a preset button until sound returns.
6. Fast forward: Press to access the next track. Press and hold to fast
forward through track.
7. On/Off/Volume: Press to turn the system on or off. Turn to adjust the
volume.
8. Reverse: Press to access the previous track. Press and hold for a fast
reverse through the track.
9. MENU: Press to access the following features:
Note: To scroll through the following menus and make adjustments,
press
or
/
or
/
. Press
to return to the previous screen
to advance to the next screen.
Note: At any time, you can press MENU to close the menu screen.
• Sirius (if equipped): Scroll to select Sirius and then press OK to
enter the menu. Scroll to select from SAT1. SAT2 or SAT3 modes.
Note: Sirius must be the selected audio source for this option to
appear in the menu.
• Radio: Scroll to select Radio mode and then move right to enter the
menu. Scroll to select from:
/
to tune
• Manual Tune: Press OK to select and press
manually.
• Scan: Press OK to activate scan mode for a brief sampling of
stations.
• Autostore:Press OK to activate the autostore feature. This allows
you to store the six strongest local stations available from the AM
and FM frequency bands. When the search is complete, the sound
will return and the six strongest stations will be stored in the
memory presets (and overwrite any stations previously stored in
the AST band.) You can also manually store stations in the AST
band. When the AST band is active, simply tune to the desired
station and press and hold a memory preset. The new station will
be saved and will override the previously saved station.
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• CD (if equipped): Scroll to select CD options and then move right to
enter the menu. Scroll to select from the following. Note: CD must be
the selected audio source for this option to appear in the menu.
• Normal mode: Scroll to select Normal Mode and press OK.
• Repeat: Press OK to Repeat the current song. For MP3 discs, you
can select from Repeat Title or Repeat Folder.
• Shuffle: Press OK to shuffle songs. For MP3 discs, you can select
from Shuffle Folder or Shuffle CD.
• Scan: Press OK to activate scan mode for a brief sampling of
songs. For MP3 discs, you can select from Scan Folder or Scan CD.
• Audio: Scroll to select Audio and then move right to enter the menu.
Scroll to select from:
• Adaptive volume: Scroll to select Adaptive volume and move
right to enter the menu. Adaptive volume automatically adjusts the
system’s volume to compensate for speed and wind noise. You can
set the system between off and +7.
• Sound: Scroll to select Sound and press OK to enter the menu.
Scroll to select from Treble, Bass, Middle, Fade and Balance
options. When the desired option is chosen, scroll to increase or
decrease the levels.
• DSP Occupancy: Scroll to select DSP Occupancy and move right
or press OK to enter. Then, scroll to select from Optimize All or
Optimize Driver. Occupancy mode optimizes sound quality for the
chosen seating position. Press OK to confirm your selection.
• DSP Equalizer: Scroll to select DSP Equalizer and scroll to select
from Rock, Pop, Classic, Voice and Equalizer off. Press OK to
confirm your selection.
• Vehicle: Refer to Multi-function display in the Instrument Cluster
chapter for more information.
• Clock: Refer to Multi-function display in the Instrument Cluster
chapter for more information.
• Display: Refer to Multi-function display in the Instrument Cluster
chapter for more information.
• Messages: Refer to Multi-function display in the Instrument Cluster
chapter for more information.
10. AUX Press to access LINE IN (auxiliary input jack) mode.
11. SIRIUS Press repeatedly to access SAT1, SAT2 and SAT3 satellite
radio modes (if equipped).
12. RADIO: Press repeatedly to select AM/FM1/FM2 frequency bands. You
can also press RADIO to return to the radio base screen when browsing.
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Autostore feature: The autostore feature allows you to store the six
strongest local stations available from the AM and FM frequency bands. To
use, select AST. The display will read ‘Hold to start autostore’. Continue
holding the button until ‘Autostoring’ appears in the display. When the
search is complete, the sound will return and the six strongest stations will
be stored in the memory presets (and overwrite any stations previously
stored in the AST band).
Note: You can also manually store stations in the AST band. When the AST
band is active, simply tune to the desired station and press and hold a
memory preset. The new station will be saved and will override the
previously saved station.
13. CD: Press to enter CD mode (if equipped).
14.
(Eject): Press to eject a CD (if equipped.)
15. Cursor controls: Use to cycle through various menu selections.
Note: You can either press the arrows or move the OK knob in the
desired direction.
AM/FM stereo single CD/MP3 SYNC-compatible (if equipped)
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WARNING: Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle
control, accident and injury. Ford strongly recommends that
drivers use extreme caution when using any device or feature that may
take their focus off the road. Your primary responsibility is the safe
operation of the vehicle. We recommend against the use of any
handheld device while driving and that you comply with all applicable
laws.
One hour mode: Press the ON/OFF control to operate the system with
the ignition turned off; the system will automatically turn off after one
hour.
Setting the clock: Press the H or M buttons on the outside of the
multifunction to access the clock settings. Once you are in the clock
setting, press the H or M button repeatedly until the desired number
appears. Press OK to confirm and close.
1. CD slot: Insert a CD, label side up.
2. OK: Use in various menu selections to select or deselect your choice.
3. INFO: Press to access any available radio or CD information.
4. MENU: Press to access the following features:
Note: To scroll through the following menus and make adjustments,
press
or
/
or
/
. Press
to return to the previous screen
to advance to the next screen.
Note: At any time, you can press MENU to close the menu screen.
• Sirius (if equipped): Scroll to select Sirius and then press OK to
enter the menu. Scroll to select from SAT1. SAT2 or SAT3
modes.Note: Sirius must be the selected audio source to access this
menu.
• SYNC media (if equipped): Scroll to select Mediaplayer Menu and
then press OK to enter the menu. Refer to your SYNC威 supplement
for more information.Note: SYNC audio must be the selected audio
source to access this menu.
• SYNC phone (if equipped): Scroll to select Phone Menu and then
press OK to enter the menu. Refer to your SYNC威 supplement r for
more information. Note: SYNC Phone must be the selected feature to
access this menu.
• Audio: Scroll to select Audio and then move right to enter the menu.
Scroll to select from:
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• Adaptive volume: Scroll to select Adaptive volume and move
right to enter the menu. Adaptive volume automatically adjusts the
system’s volume to compensate for speed and wind noise. You can
set the system between off and +7.
• Sound: Scroll to select Sound and move right to enter the menu.
Scroll to select from Treble, Bass, Middle, Fade and Balance
options. When the desired option is chosen, scroll to increase or
decrease the levels.
• DSP Occupancy: Select DSP Occupancy and scroll to select from
Optimize all or Optimize Driver. Occupancy mode optimizes sound
quality for the chosen seating position. Press OK to confirm your
selection.
• DSP Equalizer: Scroll to select DSP Equalizer and scroll to select
from Rock, Pop, Classic, Voice and Equalizer off. Press OK to
confirm your selection. You can then select SEEK or SCAN to
initiate the search for the chosen category of music.
• Vehicle: Refer to Multi-function display in the Instrument Cluster
chapter for more information.
• Clock: Refer to Multi-function display in the Instrument Cluster
chapter for more information.
• Display: Refer to Multi-function display in the Instrument Cluster
chapter for more information.
Messages Press
/
to view the saved vehicle messages.
5. Memory presets: To save a station, tune to the desired station. Press
and hold a preset button until the information pop-up timer expires and
stored preset # pop-up appears.
(Fast forward): Press to access the next track. Press and hold
6.
to fast forward through track.
7. On/Off/Volume: Press to turn the system on or off. Turn to adjust the
volume.
(Reverse): Press to access the previous track. Press and hold
8.
for a fast reverse through the track.
9. PHONE: Press to access SYNC威 phone features if available. Refer to
the SYNC威 section for more information. If your vehicle is not equipped
with SYNC威. the display will read MUTE and will mute the playing
media.
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10. AUX Press to access LINE IN (auxiliary input jack) mode or SYNC威
media mode.
11. SIRIUS Press repeatedly to access SAT1, SAT2 and SAT3 satellite
radio modes (if equipped).
12. RADIO: Press repeatedly to select AM1/AM2AST/FM1/FM2AST
frequency bands. You can also press RADIO to return to the radio base
screen when browsing.
Autostore feature: The autostore feature allows you to store the 10
strongest local stations available from the AM and FM frequency bands.
To use, press the AST soft key at the bottom of the screen. The display
will read ‘Hold to start autostore’. Continue holding the button until
‘Autostoring’ appears in the display. When the search is complete, the
sound will return and the 10 strongest stations will be stored in the
memory presets (and overwrite any stations previously stored in the AST
band). You can also manually store stations in the AST band. When the
AST band is active, simply tune to the desired station and press and hold
a memory preset. The new station will be saved and will override the
previously saved station.
13. CD: Press to enter CD mode. Press the soft keys to Scan, repeat,
shuffle or pause.
14.
(Eject): Press to eject a CD.
15. Cursor controls: Use to cycle through various menu selections.
Note: You can either press the arrows or move the OK knob in the
desired direction.
16. Sound menu: Press access Treble, Bass, Fade (if equipped) and
/
to cycle through the various options.
Balance menu options. Use
/
to increase or
When the desired option is chosen, press
decrease the levels. Press OK to set or MENU to exit.
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17–20 Soft keys: Press these soft
keys to access the corresponding
functions on the screen.
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19
18
17
Auxiliary input jack (Line in)
WARNING: Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle
control, accident and injury. Ford strongly recommends that
drivers use extreme caution when using any device or feature that may
take their focus off the road. Your primary responsibility is the safe
operation of the vehicle. We recommend against the use of any
handheld device while driving and that you comply with all applicable
laws.
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The auxiliary input jack (AIJ)
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 with high fidelity.
To achieve optimal performance,
please observe the following
instructions when attaching your
portable music device to the audio
system.
Required equipment:
1. Any portable music player designed to be used with headphones
2. An audio extension cable with stereo male 1/8 in. (3.5 mm)
connectors at each end
To play your portable music player using the auxiliary input jack:
1. Begin with the vehicle parked and the radio turned off.
2. Ensure that the battery in your portable music player is new or fully
charged and that the device is turned off.
3. Attach one end of the audio extension cable to the headphone output
of your player and the other end of the audio extension cable to the AIJ
in your vehicle.
4. Turn the radio on, using either a tuned FM station or a CD loaded into
the system. Adjust the volume to a comfortable listening level.
5. Turn the portable music player on and adjust the volume to 1/2 the
volume.
6. Press AUX on the vehicle radio repeatedly until LINE, LINE IN or
SYNC LINE IN appears in the display.
You should hear audio from your portable music player although it may
be low.
7. Adjust the sound on your portable music player until it reaches the
level of the FM station or CD by switching back and forth between the
AUX and FM or CD controls.
WARNING: For safety reasons, do not connect or adjust the
settings on your portable music player while the vehicle is
moving.
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WARNING: Store the portable music player in a secure location,
such as the center console or the glove box, when the vehicle is
in motion. Hard objects may become projectiles in a collision or sudden
stop, which may increase the risk of serious injury. The audio
extension cable must be long enough to allow the portable music
player to be safely stored while the vehicle is in motion.
USB port (if equipped)
WARNING: Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle
control, accident and injury. Ford strongly recommends that
drivers use extreme caution when using any device or feature that may
take their focus off the road. Your primary responsibility is the safe
operation of the vehicle. We recommend against the use of any
handheld device while driving and that you comply with all applicable
laws.
Your vehicle may be equipped with a
USB port. This feature allows you to
plug in media playing devices,
memory sticks, and also to charge
devices if they support this feature.
For further information on this
feature, refer to the SYNC威
supplement.
GENERAL AUDIO INFORMATION
Radio frequencies:
AM and FM frequencies are established by the Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) and the Canadian Radio and Telecommunications
Commission (CRTC). Those frequencies are:
AM: 530, 540–1700, 1710 kHz
FM: 87.7, 87.9–107.7, 107.9 MHz
Radio reception factors:
There are three factors that can affect radio reception:
• Distance/strength: The further you travel from an FM station, the
weaker the signal and the weaker the reception.
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• Terrain: Hills, mountains, tall buildings, power lines, electric fences,
traffic lights and thunderstorms can interfere with your reception.
• Station overload: When you pass a broadcast tower, a stronger signal
may overtake a weaker one and play while the weak station frequency
is displayed.
CD/CD player care
Do:
• Handle discs by their edges only.
(Never touch the playing
surface).
• Inspect discs before playing.
• Clean only with an approved CD
cleaner.
• Wipe discs from the center out.
Don’t:
• Expose discs to direct sunlight or heat sources for extended periods
of time.
• Clean using a circular motion.
CD units are designed to play commercially pressed 4.75 in
(12 cm) audio compact discs only. Due to technical
incompatibility, certain recordable and re-recordable compact
discs may not function correctly when used in Ford CD players.
Do not use any irregular shaped
CDs or discs with a scratch
protection film attached.
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CDs with homemade paper
(adhesive) labels should not be
inserted into the CD player as
the label may peel and cause the
CD to become jammed. It is
recommended that homemade
CDs be identified with
permanent felt tip marker rather
than adhesive labels. Ballpoint pens may damage CDs. Please
contact your authorized dealer for further information.
Audio system warranty and service
Refer to the Warranty Guide/Customer Information Guide for audio
system warranty information. If service is necessary, see your dealer or
qualified technician.
MP3 track and folder structure
Your MP3 system recognizes MP3 individual tracks and folder structure
as follows:
• There are two different modes for MP3 disc playback: MP3 track mode
(system default) and MP3 folder mode. For more information on track
and folder mode, refer to Sample MP3 structure in the following
section.
• MP3 track mode ignores any folder structure on the MP3 disc. The
player numbers each MP3 track on the disc (noted by the .mp3 file
extension) from T001 to a maximum of T255.
Note: The maximum number of playable MP3 files may be less
depending on the structure of the CD and exact model of radio
present.
• MP3 folder mode represents a folder structure consisting of one level
of folders. The CD player numbers all MP3 tracks on the disc (noted
by the .mp3 file extension) and all folders containing MP3 files, from
F001 (folder) T001 (track) to F253 T255.
• Creating discs with only one level of folders will help with navigation
through the disc files.
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Sample MP3 structure
If you are burning your own MP3
discs, it is important to understand
how the system will read the
structures you create. While various
files may be present, (files with
extensions other than mp3), only
files with the .mp3 extension will be
played. Other files will be ignored
by the system. This enables you to
use the same MP3 disc for a variety
of tasks on your work computer,
home computer and your in vehicle
system.
1
.mp3 1
.mp3 2
2
3
.mp3 3
.mp3 4
.mp3 5
4
.mp3 6
.mp3 7
.doc
.ppt
.xls
In track mode, the system will display and play the structure as if it were
only one level deep (all .mp3 files will be played, regardless of being in a
specific folder). In folder mode, the system will only play the .mp3 files
in the current folder.
Satellite radio information (if equipped)
Satellite radio channels: SIRIUS威 broadcasts a variety of music, news,
sports, weather, traffic and entertainment satellite radio channels. For
more information and a complete list of SIRIUS威 satellite radio channels,
visit www.sirius.com in the United States, www.sirius-canada.ca in
Canada, or call SIRIUS威 at 1–888–539–7474.
Satellite radio reception factors: To receive the satellite signal, your
vehicle has been equipped with a satellite radio antenna located on the
roof of your vehicle. The vehicle roof provides the best location for an
unobstructed, open view of the sky, a requirement of a satellite radio
system. Like AM/FM, there are several factors that can affect satellite
radio reception performance:
• Antenna obstructions: For optimal reception performance, keep the
antenna clear of snow and ice build-up and keep luggage and other
material as far away from the antenna as possible.
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• Terrain: Hills, mountains, tall buildings, bridges, tunnels, freeway
overpasses, parking garages, dense tree foliage and thunderstorms can
interfere with your reception.
• Station overload: When you pass a ground based broadcast repeating
tower, a stronger signal may overtake a weaker one and result in an
audio mute.
Unlike AM/FM audible static, you will hear an audio mute when there is
a satellite radio signal interference. Your radio display may display NO
SIGNAL to indicate the interference.
SIRIUS威 satellite radio service: SIRIUS威 Satellite Radio is a
subscription based satellite radio service that broadcasts music, sports,
news and entertainment programming. A service fee is required in order
to receive SIRIUS威 service. Vehicles that are equipped with a factory
installed SIRIUS威 Satellite Radio system include:
• Hardware and limited subscription term, which begins on the date of
sale or lease of the vehicle.
For information on extended subscription terms, the online media player
and other SIRIUS威 features, please contact SIRIUS威 at 1–888–539–7474.
Note: SIRIUS威 reserves the unrestricted right to change, rearrange, add
or delete programming including canceling, moving or adding particular
channels, and its prices, at any time, with or without notice to you. Ford
Motor Company shall not be responsible for any such programming
changes.
Satellite Radio Electronic Serial Number (ESN): This 12-digit
Satellite Serial Number is needed to activate, modify or track your
satellite radio account. You will need this number when communicating
with SIRIUS. While in Satellite Radio mode, you can view this number on
the radio display by pressing the SIRIUS and Preset 1 buttons at the
same time.
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Radio Display
ACQUIRING
SAT FAULT
INVALID CHNL
UNSUBSCRIBED
NO TEXT
Condition
Action Required
Radio requires more
No action required.
than two seconds to
This message should
produce audio for the
disappear shortly.
selected channel.
Internal module or
If this message does
system failure
not clear within a short
present.
period of time, or with
an ignition key cycle,
your receiver may have
a fault. See your
authorized dealer for
service.
Channel no longer
This previously
available.
available channel is no
longer available. Tune
to another channel. If
the channel was one of
your presets, you may
choose another channel
for that preset button.
Subscription not
Contact SIRIUS威 at
available for this
1–888–539–7474 to
channel.
subscribe to the
channel or tune to
another channel.
Artist information not Artist information not
available.
available at this time on
this channel. The
system is working
properly.
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Radio Display
NO TEXT
NO TEXT
NO SIGNAL
UPDATING
CALL SIRIUS
1–888–539–7474
Condition
Song title information
not available.
Action Required
Song title information
not available at this
time on this channel.
The system is working
properly.
Category information
Category information
not available.
not available at this
time on this channel.
The system is working
properly.
Loss of signal from
You are in a location
the SIRIUS威 satellite
that is blocking the
or SIRIUS威 tower to
SIRIUS威 signal (i.e.,
the vehicle antenna.
tunnel, under an
overpass, dense foliage,
etc). The system is
working properly. When
you move into an open
area, the signal should
return.
Update of channel
No action required. The
programming in
process may take up to
progress.
three minutes.
Satellite service has
Call SIRIUS威 at
been deactivated by
1–888–539–7474 to
re-activate or resolve
SIRIUS威 Satellite
Radio.
subscription issues.
SYNC姞 (IF EQUIPPED)
Thank you for purchasing SYNC威!
SYNC威 is a hands-free communications and entertainment system that
literally ‘syncs up’ with all other multimedia systems in your vehicle.
SYNC威 delivers convenience with voice activated calling and hands-free
conversations, digital media player command and control as well as easy
to use voice commands. The world outside your vehicle cabin may be
chaotic, but inside, with SYNC威, it’s always a smooth ride. All you have
to do is sync it and stow it. We’ll take care of the rest.
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Welcome to the new world of ingenuity and passion - technology that is
both fun and functional. Welcome to SYNC威.
For more information, please visit www.SyncMyRide.com.
EXPORT UNIQUE (NON-UNITED STATES/CANADA) INFORMATION
For your particular global region, your vehicle may be equipped with
features and options that are different from the features and options that
are described in this supplement.
Safety information
WARNING: Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle
control, accident and injury. Ford strongly recommends that
drivers use extreme caution when using any device that may take their
focus off the road. Your primary responsibility is the safe operation of
the vehicle. We recommend against the use of any handheld device
while driving and that you comply with all applicable laws.
• Do not attempt to service or repair SYNC威. See your authorized
dealer.
• Do not operate playing devices if the power cords and/or cables are
broken, split or damaged. Carefully place cords and/or cables where
they will not be stepped on or interfere with the operation of pedals,
seats and/or compartments, or safe driving abilities.
• Do not leave playing devices in the vehicle in extreme conditions as it
could cause damage to your device. Refer to your device’s user guide
for further information.
• For your safety, some SYNC威 functions are speed dependent and
cannot be performed when the vehicle is traveling at speeds greater
than 3 mph (5 km/h).
• Ensure that you review your device’s user guide before using with
SYNC威.
Privacy information
When a cellular phone is connected to SYNC威, SYNC威 creates a profile
within your vehicle that is linked to that cellular phone. This profile is
created in order to offer you more cellular features and to operate more
efficiently. Among other things, this profile may contain data about your
cellular phone book, text messages (read and unread), and call history,
including history of calls when your cell phone was not connected to
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SYNC威. In addition, if you connect a media device, SYNC威 creates and
retains an index of media content supported by SYNC威. SYNC威 also
records a short development log of approximately 10 minutes of all
recent SYNC威 activity. The log profile and other SYNC威 data may be
used to improve SYNC威 and help diagnose any problems that may occur.
The cellular profile, media device index, and development log will remain
in the vehicle unless you delete it and are generally accessible only in
the vehicle when the cellular phone or media player is connected. If you
no longer plan to use SYNC威 or the vehicle, we recommend you perform
a Master Reset to erase all information stored in SYNC威.
SYNC威 data cannot be accessed without special equipment and access to
the vehicle’s SYNC威 module. Ford Motor Company and Ford of Canada
will not access SYNC威 data for any purpose other than as described
absent consent, a court order, or where required by law enforcement,
other government authorities, or other third parties acting with lawful
authority. Other parties may seek to access the information
independently of Ford Motor Company and Ford of Canada. For further
privacy information, see the sections on 911 Assist™ (if equipped),
Vehicle Health Report (if equipped), and Traffic, Directions and
Information (if equipped).
Phone dependent features
While SYNC威 supports a variety of features, many are dependent upon
the functionality of your cell phone with Bluetooth威 wireless technology.
At a minimum, most cellular phones with Bluetooth wireless technology
support the following functions:
• Answering an incoming call
• Ending a call
• Using privacy mode
• Dial a number
• Redial
• Call waiting notification
• Caller ID
Other features, such as text messaging via Bluetooth, and automatic
phone book download are phone dependent features. To ensure that you
have a compatible cellular phone, refer to your phone’s user manual and
visit www.SyncMyRide.com.
SYNC姞 voice recognition feature
SYNC威 is equipped with an advanced interactive Voice Recognition (VR)
system. This system allows you to perform many operations by
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“speaking” certain commands to the system. The system will respond
with a series of audible tones, prompts, questions and spoken
confirmations depending on the situation and the chosen level of
dialogue interaction.
Feedback through audible tones
Your VR system will respond through various audible tones. You may
hear a tone at the following times:
• When you press
.
• When you access the help feature.
• When the VR system does not understand your request.
• When a VR session is completed successfully.
• When a VR session is ended unsuccessfully.
• When a speed dependent feature has been accessed.
• When a new device is connected.
SYNC威 has five different audible tones that will play depending on the
circumstance.
• Initial: Sounds when you are entering a new mode.
• Positive: Sounds for a positive recognition or a successful VR session
completion.
• Negative: Sounds for a negative recognition, an unsuccessful VR
session, or when a speed dependent feature has been accessed.
• Listening: Sounds when the system is ready to listen for a command.
• Help: Sounds when you ask for ’Help’.
Confirmation prompts
Confirmation prompts are short questions asked by the system when the
system has not clearly understood your request or when there are many
possible responses to your request. For example, if you have
Confirmation prompts ON, the system may say, “Phone, is that correct?”.
The system will then listen for a “Yes” or “No” confirmation from you. If
you say “Yes”, the system will proceed. If you say “No”, the system will
ask you to say the command again. If you have Confirmation prompts
OFF, the system will simply make a best guess as to what you requested.
If the system has a low confidence level of what was asked, it will
prompt you to try again or ask for help.
Note: Even with Confirmation prompts turned OFF, you may be asked to
confirm certain settings occasionally.
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Clarification through candidate lists
Candidate lists are created when the system has several possible options
of similar level of confidence as a result of your request. The system will
submit back to you as many as four possibilities for your clarification.
This may happen either with your phone book and/or music selections.
Example #1:
You want to call John Doe at home, so you say, “Call John Doe at home”.
If the system has a similar confidence level for a few items, it may
respond with:
• (initial tone) “Say 1 after the tone to call John Doe at home. Say 2
after the tone to call Johnny Doe on mobile. Say 3 after the tone to
call Jane Doe at home.” (listen tone)
Example #2:
You want to listen to a certain artist, so you say, “Play Artist John”. If the
system has a similar confidence level for two possible options, it may
respond with:
• (initial tone) “Say 1 after the tone to play John Doe. Say 2 after the
tone to play Johnny Doe.” (listen tone)
Using voice commands with SYNC姞
There is a push to talk button on
the stalk on your steering wheel
. Press this button to
labeled as
activate Voice Recognition. You will
hear a tone and LISTENING will
appear in the radio display signaling
that the system is ready to accept
your command. Speak the command
clearly to ensure that the system is able to recognize and perform the
desired function.
For the best voice recognition performance:
• Ensure that the interior of the vehicle is as quiet as possible. Wind
noise from open windows and road vibrations may prevent the system
from correctly recognizing spoken voice commands.
, wait until the tone sounds and LISTENING appears
• After pressing
in the radio display before speaking a command. Any command
spoken prior to this will not register with the system.
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• At any time, you can interrupt the system while it is speaking by
pressing
. The system will respond with a listening tone and allow
you to speak a command.
• Speak naturally without large pauses in between words.
At any time, you may say these commands:
• USB
• Bluetooth Audio
• Phone
• SYNC
• Line in
• Voice settings
• Vehicle health report (if
• Cancel
equipped, U.S. only)
• Help
• Services (if equipped, U.S. only)
USB: Say to access the device connected to the USB port.
SYNC: Say to return to the main menu.
Bluetooth audio: Say to access/use streaming music from your cellular
phone enabled with Bluetooth wireless technology.
Line in: Say to access the device plugged into your auxiliary input jack.
Phone: Say to access hands-free phone mode.
Voice settings: Say to access the voice settings menu. Refer to
Commands for voice settings in the following section.
Help: Say at any time for options in a specific mode. SYNC will list
various options for you audibly. The ‘help’ request is always available.
Cancel: Say to cancel the requested action.
Vehicle health report (U.S. only, if activated): Say to request to run
a vehicle health report on your vehicle.
Services (U.S. only, if activated): Say to place a call to the
information services portal where you can access Traffic, Directions and
Information.
Commands for voice settings
In voice settings, you can customize the level of system interaction, help
and feedback. The system default settings include standard interaction as
well as candidate lists and confirmation prompts as all provide the most
guidance and feedback.
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At any time, while in voice settings, you may say these commands
to adjust the voice settings:
•
•
•
•
Interaction mode advanced
Confirmation prompts on
Media candidate lists on
Phone candidate lists on
•
•
•
•
Interaction mode standard
Confirmation prompts off
Media candidate lists off
Phone candidate lists off
Interaction mode standard/advanced: Standard interaction mode
provides more detailed interaction and guidance while the advanced
mode has less audible interaction and more tone prompts.
Confirmation prompts on/off: Confirmation prompts are short
questions asked by the system when the system has not clearly heard or
understood your request. Note: Even with Confirmation prompts turned
OFF, you may be asked to confirm settings occasionally.
Phone/media candidate lists on/off: Candidate lists are a list of
possible results from your voice commands. These occur when SYNC威
has equal confidence of several possible results from your voice
command.
For voice commands available in SYNC威 phone mode, refer to Voice
commands in phone mode in the Phone chapter.
For voice commands available in SYNC威 media mode, refer to Voice
commands in media mode in the Media chapter.
Quick reference chart
The following chart is a quick summary of controls as well as their
respective function(s).
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Radio control
Steering
wheel / stalk
control
PHONE
N/A
/
OK
/
/
/
/
OK
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Function
Press to activate SYNC威
hands-free calling or to answer an
incoming call.
When in phone mode, press to
send a call, text message, to put a
call on hold and answer another
call, or to initiate a multi-party
call.
Press and hold to end a call.
Press and hold to cancel a call to
emergency services when using
the 911 Assist feature (if
equipped).
Press and hold to exit phone
mode when not in an active call.
Press to activate Voice
Recognition.
Press and hold to end an active
voice session.
Refer to Voice recognition
system overview for further
information.
Press to scroll through various
menus and selections.
Press to confirm your selection.
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Radio control
MENU
AUX
Steering
wheel / stalk
Function
control
N/A
Press while in an active call to
access SYNC威 active call options.
Refer to Active call menu
options in the SYNC威 phone
features section
Press while in media to access
SYNC威 MEDIA MENU. Refer to
the SYNC威 media features
section for further information.
N/A
Press repeatedly to cycle through
available auxiliary sources. For
further information, refer to
Using your media menu in the
SYNC威 media features section.
Voice commands in phone mode
WARNING: Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle
control, accident and injury. Ford strongly recommends that
drivers use extreme caution when using any device that may take their
focus off the road. Your primary responsibility is the safe operation of
the vehicle. We recommend against the use of any handheld device
while driving and that you comply with all applicable laws.
While in phone mode, you may say any of the following
commands:
• Dial
• Call <name> at home
• Call <name> at work OR Call
<name> in office
• Phone book <name> at home1
• Phone book <name> on mobile
OR cell1
• Call <name>
• Call <name> on mobile OR cell
• Call <name> on other
• Phone book <name>1
• Phone book <name> at work OR
Phone book <name> at office1
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• Call history outgoing1
• Call history incoming1
• Phone book <name> on Other1
• Connections1
1
• Call history missed
• Go to privacy
• Hold
• Menu1
• Join
1
Voice commands are not available until downloading phone information
via Bluetooth is complete.
Phone book commands: When you ask SYNC威 to access a phone book
name, number, etc., the requested information will appear in the display
or PHONE or say “Call” to call the contact.
to view. Press
Note: In the above possible commands, “<name>” is a dynamic listing in
that it could be any desired name from your phone book.
While in phone mode, you may also say “Menu” and then any of
the following commands:
• [Phone] settings [message]
• [Phone] settings [message]
notification on
notification off
• [Phone] connections
• Phone name
• Signal
• Battery
• [Phone] settings [set] phone
• [Phone] settings [set] ringer 1
ringer
• [Phone] settings [set] ringer 2
• [Phone] settings [set] ringer 3
• Text message inbox
• [Phone] settings [set] ringer off
Note: With the above commands, words in ( ) are optional and do not
have to be spoken for the system to understand the command.
You may also say “Dial” to access any of the following commands:
• <number> 0–9
• Delete (deletes one digit)
• Plus
• Asterisk (*)
• 700 (seven hundred)
• 411 (four-one-one), 911
(nine-one-one), etc.
•
•
•
•
•
Dial
Clear (deletes all entered digits)
Star
800 (eight hundred)
900 (nine hundred)
• # / (pound, slash)
Note: To exit Dial mode, press and hold
to go to the PHONE MENU.
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Voice commands when connecting devices
When attempting to connect a phone to SYNC威, you may say any
of the following commands:
• Connect <device name>
• Bluetooth OFF
• Bluetooth ON
• Delete <device name>
Note: You can only connect a device to SYNC威 after it has successfully
gone through the pairing process.
Note: In the above possible commands, “<name>” is a dynamic listing in
that it could be the name of any previously paired device.
At any time, you may say these commands:
• SYNC
• Line in
• Phone
• Cancel
• Help
• USB
• Bluetooth Audio
• Voice settings
• Vehicle health report (if
equipped, U.S. only)
• Services (if equipped, U.S. only)
Voice commands when using Traffic, Directions & Information
services (if equipped, U.S. only)
When connected to services, you may say any of the following
commands:
• Services
• Go back
• Help
• Repeat
Available services (and voice commands) include:
• Traffic
• Directions
• Business search
• Sports
• News
• Weather
• Favorites
For a complete list of services, say, “What are my choices?” when in the
services menu.
When directions are downloaded and route guidance is active, press
and say any of the following voice commands:
• Next turn
• Route status
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• Route summary
• Update route
• Cancel route
• Voice guidance ON
• Guidance display on/off (late
• Voice guidance OFF
availability, if equipped)*
* Note: These voice commands are only available on vehicles that have a
center integrated display.
Pairing your phone for the first time
Note: For your safety, this procedure cannot be completed when the
vehicle is traveling at speeds greater than 3 mph (5 km/h). Please read
all safety information prior to operating the system.
The first thing you must do to use the system is to ’pair’ your Bluetooth威
enabled phone with your vehicle’s SYNC威 system. This process allows
your phone to wirelessly communicate with the hands-free SYNC威
system and ensures that other phones cannot inadvertently do so. To
pair your phone for the first time:
1. Ensure that the vehicle ignition and audio system are on and that your
vehicle is in P (Park).
2. Press PHONE to enter the phone menu. SYNC will attempt to connect
and the display will indicate no phone is paired.
3. When Add Bluetooth Device appears, press OK. The system will aide
you with voice prompts to complete the process.
4. When Find SYNC appears in the display, press OK. Follow the
instructions in your cellular phone’s guide to put your phone into
Bluetooth Discovery mode. A six digit PIN will appear in the display.
5. When prompted on your phone’s display, enter the six digit PIN
provided by SYNC.
6. The display will read Connected when the pairing process is
successful.
7. Depending on your phone’s capability, you may be prompted with
additional options such as setting the phone as your primary and
downloading your phone book. Press OK for yes and follow the prompts
as necessary.
Note: Your setting for the phone book will be saved in the system. If you
choose to download the phone book, the phone book will downloaded
each time your phone is reconnected to the system (upon each ignition
cycle).
Note: Depending on the size of your phone book, it may take a few
moments for the system to fully download the entire phone book.
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Making a call
Making a hands-free phone call using SYNC威 is easy.
1. Press
.
2. When prompted, say, “Call <name>” or say the desired number and
then say “Dial”.
To erase the last spoken digit, say “Delete”.
To erase all spoken digits, say “Clear”.
3. Once the desired number/contact is on the screen, either say “Call” or
“Dial”. The system will connect to the desired number.
Note: Once the call is placed, it will be logged into your outgoing call
history folder.
Note: You can also manually enter the desired number by pressing the
presets (0–9).
Ending a call
At any time, you can end an active phone call by pressing and
holding
or PHONE.
Exiting phone mode
When in phone mode but not in an active call, press and hold
PHONE to exit phone mode.
or
Answering an incoming call
An incoming call interacts with SYNC威 in much the same way it interacts
with your Bluetooth enabled cellular phone. During an incoming call:
• An audible ring tone will sound. If available, call information will
appear in the display.
• Select from the following options:
or PHONE. The call will be
Accept the call by pressing
transferred to hands-free and logged into the incoming call history folder.
Ignore the call by doing nothing. SYNC威 will log the call as a missed
call.
Reject the call by pressing and holding
the call.
or PHONE. SYNC威 will log
Incoming new text message
Note: This is a phone dependent feature.
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If your Bluetooth enabled phone is connected and supports downloading
text messages via Bluetooth, you can receive incoming text messages.
When you are being sent a text message, an audible tone will sound and
the display will indicate that you have a new message. You can say “Read
Message” and SYNC威 will read the message to you.
Note: To scroll, press
/
.
1. Press OK to receive and open the text message or do nothing and the
message will go into your text message inbox. Press OK again and
SYNC威 will read your message aloud as you are not able to view the
message. You can then also choose whether you’d like to reply or
forward the message.
2. Press OK and scroll to toggle between Reply to Text Message or
Forward Text Message.
3. When the desired selection appears in the display, press OK.
If you choose Reply to Text Message, SYNC威 will take you back to the
text messaging menu and allow you to again cycle through the list of
predefined messages to send.
If you choose Forward Text Message, SYNC威 will take you to your
calling options. Choose to forward the message to anyone in your
Phonebook, Call History, or you can choose Enter Number.
Note: Forwarding a text message is a speed dependent feature and can
only be done when the vehicle is traveling at 3 mph (5 km/h) or less.
Note: Only one recipient is allowed per text message.
Active call menu options
Once a call is active within SYNC威, the following menu options are
available:
• Privacy
• Call Hold
• Enter Tones
• Join Calls
• Phonebook
• Call History
• Return
Refer to the following sections for further information.
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Using privacy mode
SYNC威 allows you to easily switch a call from an active hands-free
environment to your Bluetooth enabled cellular phone for a more private
conversation. To turn privacy mode on/off:
Note: To scroll, press
/
.
1. Press MENU. The radio display will read Active Call Menu.
2. Scroll repeatedly until Privacy appears in the radio display.
3. Press OK. The radio display will read Turn Privacy On/Off?
4. Press OK to activate privacy mode. The radio display will read In
Privacy and the system will transfer the call to your Bluetooth enabled
cellular phone.
Note: Some phones will disconnect from SYNC威 and transfer the active
call directly to the connected phone.
Putting a call on/off hold
You can put an active phone call on hold to have a private conversation
within the vehicle cabin, or to answer another incoming call. To put an
active call on hold:
Note: To scroll, press
/
.
1. Press MENU. The display will read Active Call Menu .
2. Scroll until Call Hold is selected and press OK.
3. Scroll until Place Call On Hold? is selected and press OK.
Note: If you are putting the current call on hold to answer another call,
press PHONE to answer the incoming call. Each subsequent press of
PHONE will put the active call on hold and reactivate the call on hold.
Enter tones
While in an active call, SYNC威 allows you to enter tones (i.e. entering
numbers for passwords), using the radio display.
Note: To scroll, press
/
.
1. When on an active call, press MENU.
2. Scroll until Enter Tones is selected and press OK.
3. Scroll until the desired number appears in the radio display and press
OK. An audible tone will sound as confirmation. Repeat the process as
many times as necessary.
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Joining two calls (multiparty /conference call)
To join two separate calls and speak to both through SYNC威:
Note: To scroll, press
/
.
1. When on an active call, press PHONE. This will put your first call on
hold.
2. Place the second call by accessing the contact information through
SYNC威 or by using voice recognition and saying the contact name or
number and placing the call.
3. Once you are actively in the second call, press MENU. Active Call
Menu will appear.
4. Scroll until Join Calls is selected and press OK.
5. When Join Calls? appears, press OK.
The system will join both calls into one and you will be able to speak to
both parties at the same time. The display will indicate that your
conference call is active.
Note: SYNC威 supports a maximum of three callers on a
multiparty/conference call.
Accessing your call history and phone book during an active call
Note: Accessing your phone book is a speed dependent feature. The
vehicle must be moving less than 3 mph (5 km/h) to use this feature.
You can access your call history and phone book while on an active call.
Note: To scroll, press
/
.
1. Press MENU. The display will read Active Call Menu.
2. Scroll until Call History / Phonebook is selected and press OK. The
system will take you to the chosen menu item.
Refer to Call History and Accessing your phone book for further details
on making selections in those menus.
How SYNC姞 interacts with your Bluetooth enabled cellular phone
While SYNC威 has a variety of features, many of them are dependent on
your device’s functionality. To ensure that you have a compatible device
or to check which features are compatible with SYNC威, please check
your device’s user guide and also visit www.SyncMyRide.com.
One of the main features of SYNC威 is hands-free calling which works in
conjunction with your Bluetooth enabled cellular phone to offer many
options within the SYNC威 Phone Menu.
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Press
or PHONE to access the following items when you are not in
an active call:
Phone Menu
Note: Phone Menu will appear briefly to indicate that you are in the
Phone Menu.
• Phone Redial
• Call History
• Phonebook
• Text Message
• Phone Settings
• Services (if equipped, U.S.
only)
• 911 Assist ™ (if equipped)
• Vehicle Health (if equipped,
U.S. only)
• Applications (if available)
• System Settings
• Exit Phone Menu
Phone redial
Phone redial will prompt your cellular phone with Bluetooth wireless
technology to redial the last number called (if available).
Note: To scroll, press
/
.
1. Press PHONE to enter Phone Menu.
2. When Phone Redial is selected, press OK.
3. When Redial? appears, press OK. Redialingѧ will appear as it is
placing the call.
Call history
Note: This is a phone dependent feature. If your phone doesn’t support
downloading call history via Bluetooth, SYNC威 will keep track of calls
made with SYNC威.
You can access any previously dialed, received or missed calls while your
Bluetooth enabled phone has been connected to SYNC威.
Note: To scroll,
/
.
1. Press PHONE to enter Phone Menu.
2. Scroll until Call History is selected and press OK.
3. Scroll to select either Call History Incoming, Call History Outgoing
or Call History Missed calls and press OK.
4. Scroll until the desired call is selected.
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5. Press OK or PHONE to call the desired selection.
Note: SYNC威 will attempt to automatically re-download your phone
book/call history each time your phone connects to SYNC威 (if the auto
download feature is on and if your Bluetooth enabled cellular phone
supports this feature).
Accessing your phone book
Note: This is a phone dependent feature.
Note: This is a speed dependent feature. The vehicle must be moving
less than 3 mph (5 km/h) to browse your phone book. However, if your
phone supports phone book downloads, you can access your contacts at
any time by pressing
and saying the contact’s name.
When you pair your phone with SYNC威, you can choose to download
your cellular phone book. SYNC威 can support downloading up to
approximately 2,000 entries per Bluetooth enabled phone.
Note: To scroll, press
/
.
1. Press PHONE to enter Phone Menu.
2. Scroll until Phonebook is selected and press OK.
If there are fewer than 255 listings, SYNC威 will list them alphabetically in
flat file mode. If there are more than 255 entries listed, SYNC威 will
organize them into quick select alphabetical categories (i.e.
AAAAA-MMMMM and MMMMN — ZZZZZ). The number of categories
will vary depending on the number of entries downloaded.
3. If there are more than 255 entries, scroll to cycle through these
categories until the desired category appears in the radio display.
4. Press OK to confirm.
5. Scroll to cycle through the contacts.
6. Once the desired entry is reached, press OK to view the number and
then press OK or PHONE to place the call.
For further information, refer to Modifying your phone book.
Note: If the auto download feature is on, SYNC威 will automatically
re-download your phone book/call history every time your Bluetooth
enabled cellular phone connects to SYNC威.
Text messaging
Note: Downloading and sending text messages via Bluetooth is a phone
dependent feature.
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To access the text messaging menu:
Note: To scroll, press
/
.
1. Press PHONE to enter Phone Menu.
2. Scroll until Text Message is selected and press OK. If SYNC威 detects
that your Bluetooth enabled cellular phone does not support
downloading text messaging via Bluetooth, Unsupported will appear in
the radio display and SYNC威 will return you to the main menu.
3. The display will indicate the number of messages in your inbox.
4. Press OK to have SYNC威 read your message back to you.
5. Scroll to cycle through:
• Send Text Message?
• Download Unread Msgs
• Delete All Messages?
• Return
6. Once your desired choice is selected, press OK. Refer to the following
specific section(s) for further details on these options.
Sending new text messages
Note: This is a speed dependent feature. The vehicle must be moving
less than 3 mph (5 km/h) to use this feature.
SYNC威 allows you to send new text messages using a predefined set of
15 messages. To access and choose from these messages:
Note: To scroll, press
/
.
1. Press PHONE to enter the Phone Menu.
2. Scroll until Text Message is selected and press OK. If SYNC威 detects
that your Bluetooth enabled cellular phone does not support
downloading text messaging via Bluetooth, Unsupported will appear in
the radio display and SYNC威 will return you to the main menu.
3. The display will indicate the number of messages in your inbox.
4. Scroll until Send Text Message? is selected and press OK.
5. Scroll to cycle through the following predefined messages:
• Can’t talk right now
• Call me
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• Call you later
• Be there in 10 minutes
• Be there in 20 minutes
• Yes
• No
• Why?
• Thanks
• Where R you?
• I need more directions
• I love you
• Too funny
• Can’t wait to see you
• I’m stuck in traffic
6. When the desired choice is selected, press OK.
7. Now select to whom you would like to send the message by scrolling
to select either:
• Phonebook: Allows you to select a name within your phone book to
send the message.
• Call History: Allows you to select from your recent calls.
• Enter Number: Allows you to audibly enter phone numbers.
8. When the desired choice is selected, press OK and scroll to cycle
through the selections to reach the desired phone number.
9. When the system asks if you want to send the message, press OK.
SYNC威 will take you back to your inbox.
Note: Each text message sent by SYNC威 will be followed by the
signature: “This message was sent from my __”. The message will say
either Ford, Lincoln or Mercury, depending on your vehicle.
Downloading your unread text messages
If your phone supports downloading text messages via Bluetooth wireless
technology, you can download your unread text messages to SYNC威.
Note: SYNC威 does not download read text messages from your phone.
Note: Once the messages are downloaded, they will be noted as ‘read’ in
your Bluetooth enabled cellular phone.
Note: To scroll, press
/
.
1. Press PHONE to enter Phone Menu.
2. Scroll until Text Message is selected and press OK to see the number
of messages in your inbox.
3. Scroll until Download Unread Msgs is selected and press OK.
4. Once the downloaded text messages have been retrieved, SYNC威 will
take you into your inbox.
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Deleting all your text messages
You can delete all your current text messages from SYNC威.
Note: This will not delete messages from your Bluetooth enabled cellular
phone.
Note: To scroll, press
/
.
1. Press PHONE to enter Phone Menu.
2. Scroll until Text Message is selected and press OK.
The display will indicate the number of messages in your inbox.
3. Press OK to confirm the selection.
4. Scroll until Delete All Messages? is selected and press OK. The system
will return you to the Text Message menu.
Note: SYNC威 does not automatically download all of your unread text
messages at every connection cycle (as it does with call history and
phone book if automatic download is on).
Phone settings
Note: These are phone dependent features.
Under the phone settings menu on SYNC威, you can view the status of
your paired phone with Bluetooth wireless technology, select from
various ring tones, select message notification on/off, change phone book
entries and auto download your cellular phone book among other
features. To access the phone settings menu:
Note: To scroll, press
/
.
1. Press PHONE to enter Phone Menu.
2. Scroll until Phone Settings is selected and press OK.
3. Scroll to cycle through the following selections:
• Phone Status
• Message Notification
• Auto Download
• Set Ringer
• Modify Phonebook
• Return
Phone status
Note: This is a phone dependent feature.
This feature shows you the provider, name, signal power, battery power
and roaming status of the connected phone. To view your phone’s status:
Note: To scroll, press
/
.
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1. Press PHONE to access the Phone Menu.
2. Scroll until Phone Settings is selected and press OK.
3. Scroll until Phone Status is selected and press OK.
4. Scroll to view the paired phone’s name, signal level, battery level and
roaming status.
After viewing any of these selections, press the Exit soft key to return to
the Phone Status menu.
Setting a ring tone
SYNC威 allows you to select from three ring tones or your cellular phone’s
ring tone. To access:
Note: To scroll, press
/
.
1. Press PHONE to enter Phone Menu.
2. Scroll until Phone Settings is selected and press OK.
3. Scroll until Set Ringer is selected and press OK.
4. Scroll to cycle through and hear Ringer 1, Ringer 2, Ringer 3 and
Phone Ringer.
Note: In-band ringing is a phone dependent feature. If your phone
supports in-band ringing, your phone’s ringer will play through the
vehicle audio system when Phone Ringer is chosen.
Message notification
Note: This is a phone dependent feature.
SYNC威 gives you the option of choosing if you’d like to hear an audible
tone to notify you of an incoming text message. To turn this feature
on/off:
Note: To scroll, press
/
.
1. Press PHONE to access Phone Menu.
2. Scroll until Phone Settings is selected and press OK.
3. Scroll until Message Notification is selected and press OK. The
system will take you to the chosen menu item.
4. Scroll to select Message Notification On or Message Notification Off
and press OK.
Modifying your phone book
Note: This is a phone dependent feature.
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SYNC威 allows you to modify the contents of your downloaded phone
book (i.e. adding/deleting contacts). To access:
Note: To scroll, press
1.
2.
3.
4.
•
•
•
•
•
/
.
Press PHONE to enter Phone Menu.
Scroll until Phone Settings is selected and press OK.
Scroll until Modify Phonebook is selected and press OK.
Scroll to cycle through contact(s):
Add Contacts: Press OK when Add Contacts appears in the radio
display to add more contacts from your phone book. ‘Push’ the desired
contact(s) on your Bluetooth enabled cellular phone. The radio
display will read USE PHONE TO SEND. Note: Refer to your phone’s
user guide on how to ‘push’ contact(s).
Note: This is a speed dependent feature and cannot be operated if
the vehicle is traveling at speeds greater than 3 mph (5 km/h).
Delete Phonebook: Press OK to select when Delete Phonebook appears
in the display to delete the current phone book and call history. Press
OK when prompted. The system will confirm the entry was deleted
and SYNC威 will take you back to the Phone Settings menu.
Download Phonebook: When Download Phonebook appears in the
radio display, press OK. When Download? will appears in the display,
press OK. The display will indicate when the download is complete.
Delete Contact: When Delete Contact appears in the radio display,
press OK to delete a specific contact. Press OK when SELECT
CONTACT appears and scroll until the desired name appears in the
radio display. Press OK to select. Delete Contact? will appear in the
radio display. Press OK to confirm.
Note: If Automatic download is on, the contact may appear on the
next download from your Bluetooth enabled cellular phone.
Note: This is a speed dependent feature and cannot be operated if
the vehicle is traveling at speeds greater than 3 mph (5 km/h).
Return: Select to go back.
Automatically downloading your phone book
Note: This is a phone dependent feature.
SYNC威 allows you to automatically download your Bluetooth enabled
cellular phone’s phone book with location type (i.e., cell, work, other), if
supported, each time your phone connects with SYNC威.
Note: Your phone book, call history and text messages can only be
accessed when your specific Bluetooth enabled cellular phone is
connected.
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Note: To scroll, press
/
.
1. Press PHONE to access the Phone Menu.
2. Scroll until Phone Settings is selected and press OK.
3. Scroll until Auto Download is selected and press OK.
4. When Auto Download On? appears, press OK. Auto Download set to
on will appear and your phone book will be automatically downloaded
each time your Bluetooth enabled cellular phone connects with SYNC威.
Or, select Auto Download Off and press OK. Your phone book will not be
automatically downloaded each time your phone connects with SYNC威.
Note: Downloading times are phone and quantity dependent.
Note: If you choose to automatically download your cellular phone’s
phone book every time your Bluetooth enabled phone reconnects to
SYNC威, any changes, additions or deletions that have been saved since
your last download will be deleted.
Traffic, Directions and Information (if equipped, U.S. only)
Note: Your Traffic, Directions and Information feature requires
activation prior to use. Visit www.SyncMyRide.com to register.
There is a free introductory period associated with the Traffic, Directions
and Information feature, but you must register to use this feature.
Stay connected — even in your car. Using advanced vehicle sensors,
integrated GPS technology and comprehensive map and traffic data,
SYNC威 with Traffic, Directions and Information connects you to
personalized traffic reports, precise turn-by-turn directions, business
search, news, sports and weather. For a complete list of services, or to
learn more, please visit www.SyncMyRide.com.
Note: To scroll, press
/
.
To connect using voice commands:
1. Press
.
2. When prompted, say, “Services”.
3. Once connected, follow the voice prompts to request your desired
service such as “Traffic” or “Directions”. You can also say, “What are my
choices?” to receive a complete list of available services from which to
choose.
4. To return to the services menu, say “Services” or for help, simply say,
“Help”.
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To connect using the phone menu:
1. Press PHONE to enter Phone Menu.
2. Scroll until Services is selected and press OK.
3. Scroll until Connect is selected and press OK. SYNC威 will initiate the
call to the services portal.
4. Once connected, follow the voice prompts to request your desired
Service such as Traffic or Directions. You can also say, “What are my
choices?” to receive a complete list of available services from which to
choose.
5. To return to the services menu, say “Services” or for help, simply say,
“Help”.
To disconnect, press and hold PHONE.
Receiving Turn by Turn Directions
To begin receiving directions:
1. Connect using either the voice commands or phone menu above.
2. When prompted, say, “Directions”.
3. Follow the voice prompts to identify your desired destination.
4. Once your destination is selected, a route is downloaded to your
vehicle.
Turn by Turn Direction features
Once directions are downloaded, you can then access other features
such as: Next turn, Route status, Route summary, cancel route, update
route and also voice guidance.
To access these features through the phone menu:
Note: To scroll, press
/
.
1.
2.
3.
•
•
Press PHONE to enter Phone Menu.
Scroll until Services is selected and press OK.
Scroll to cycle through:
Next turn: Repeats the next turn instruction.
Route status: Provides the number of miles and approximate time to
your destination.
• Route summary: Provides the full list of remaining turn instructions.
• Cancel route: Cancels the turn by turn driving directions.
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• Update route: Downloads an updated route to your destination.
• Voice guidance on/off: When voice guidance is set to on, the system
will provide spoken directions and a visual display of the directions.
When voice guidance is turned off, the system will provide
turn-by-turn tones and a visual display of the directions without
spoken guidance.
• Guidance display (late availability, if equipped): If your vehicle is
equipped with a center integrated display, you can set this feature to
‘Always on’ and the system will display your next guidance direction in
the center integrated display.
4. When your desired feature appears in the display, press OK to confirm
and initiate the feature.
Note: If you select Voice Guidance, scroll until the desired selection
(YES or NO) appears in the display. Press OK to confirm.
and,
Accessing these features using voice commands: Press
when prompted, say any of the above commands.
Personalizing Traffic, Directions and Information:
Your Traffic, Directions and Information Services can be personalized to
provide quicker access to your most used or favorite information. You
can save address points such as, ‘work’ or ‘home’. You can also save
favorite information like sports teams or a news category. To learn more,
log onto www.SyncMyRide.com.
to interrupt a voice
Push to interrupt: You can, at any time, press
prompt (or sports report for example) and provide your next voice
command.
Portable: Simply connect your phone to any vehicle equipped with
Traffic, Directions and Information and continue enjoying your
personalized services.
Note: The driver is ultimately responsible for the safe operation of the
vehicle, and therefore, must evaluate whether it is safe to follow the
suggested directions. Any navigation features are provided only as an aid.
Make your driving decisions based on your observations of local
conditions and existing traffic regulations. Do not follow the route
suggestions if doing so would result in an unsafe or illegal maneuver, if
you would be placed in an unsafe situation, or if you would be directed
into an area that you consider unsafe. Maps used by this system may be
inaccurate because of errors, changes in roads, traffic conditions or
driving conditions.
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Note: When you connect to Traffic, Directions and Information, the
service uses GPS technology and advanced vehicle sensors to collect the
vehicle’s current location, travel direction and speed to help provide you
with the directions, traffic reports, or business searches you request.
Further, to provide the services you request and for continuous
improvement, the service may collect and record call details and voice
communications. For more information, see Traffic, Directions and
Information, Terms and Conditions at www.SyncMyRide.com. If you do
not want Ford or its service providers to collect the vehicle travel
information or other information identified in the Terms and Conditions,
do not activate or use the service.
Note: SYNC威 with Traffic, Directions & Information Services requires
activation prior to use. Standard phone and message rates may apply.
Subscription may be required. To register and check your eligibility for
free services, log onto www.SyncMyRide.com.
911 Assist™ (if equipped)
For 911 Assist™ to function properly, the vehicle must have
battery power after the crash, the cell phone must be previously
paired, connected to SYNC威, and continue to function properly
with the ability to make and maintain a 911 call initiated by
SYNC威, and the 911 Assist™ feature must be previously enabled
(set to ON).
WARNING: Do not wait for 911 Assist™ to initiate an
emergency call if you are capable yourself. Dial emergency
services immediately to avoid delayed response time, which could
increase the risk of serious injury or death after a crash. If you do not
hear 911 Assist™ within 5 seconds after the crash, the system or
phone may be damaged or non-functional.
The cell phone or 911 Assist™ hardware may become damaged in
a crash, the vehicle may lose battery power, or the cell phone may
be thrown from the vehicle, which could prevent operation.
Additionally, every cell phone operates differently. While SYNC威,
911 Assist™ works with most cell phones, some may have trouble
using this feature. Finally, not all crashes deploy an airbag or, in
certain vehicles, activate the fuel pump shut-off which are the
criteria to initiate 911 Assist™.
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Airbags generally deploy in certain frontal, near frontal, side and rollover
crashes, and the deployment of any airbag is intended to act as a 911
Assist™ trigger if those events occur. For more information about airbag
deployment, see the Seating and Safety Restraints chapter of your
Owner Guide. The fuel pump shut-off, in certain vehicles, is intended to
act as a trigger for 911 Assist™ in rear-end crashes, in which airbags
generally do not deploy. To determine if your vehicle has this trigger,
check the Roadside Emergency chapter in your Owner’s Guide. If your
Owner Guide describes a “Fuel Pump Shut-off”, it will trigger 911
Assist™. If your Owner Guide describes a “Fuel Pump Shut-off Switch”,
it will not trigger 911 Assist™.
WARNING: Always place cell phone in a secure location to
prevent it from becoming a projectile or becoming damaged in
the event of a collision. Failure to do so may cause serious injury or
damage the phone which could prevent 911 Assist from functioning
properly.
911 ASSIST™ PRIVACY NOTICE: Once 911 Assist™ is enabled
(set to ON), 911 Assist™ may, through any paired and connected
cell phone, disclose to emergency services that the vehicle has
been in a crash involving the deployment of an airbag or, in
certain vehicles, the activation of the fuel pump shut-off. Certain
versions or updates to 911 Assist™ may also be capable of
electronically or verbally disclosing to 911 operators the vehicle
location, and/or other details about the vehicle or crash to assist
911 operators to provide the most appropriate emergency
services. If you do not want to disclose this information, do not
enable (set to ON) the feature.
Note: If 911 Assist™ is enabled/disabled by any user, the current setting
will apply for all paired phones. If the 911 Assist™ setting is disabled
(set to OFF), a voice message and/or display item will inform the vehicle
occupants when a previously paired phone connects to SYNC威 at vehicle
start up.
In the event of a crash involving the deployment of an airbag or the
activation of the fuel pump shut-off, in certain vehicles, SYNC威 is
designed to assist occupants in attempting to contact emergency services
by dialing 911 through the occupant’s paired and connected Bluetooth
enabled cellular phone. In the event that a connected cellular phone is
damaged or loses connection to SYNC威, SYNC威 will search for and
connect to any available, previously paired cell phone and attempt to
place the call to 911. Before initiating the call, SYNC威 provides a short
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window of time (approximately 10 seconds) that allows the driver or
passenger to decide whether to cancel the call by pressing and
or PHONE on the steering wheel controls or on the audio
holding
system. Before initiating the 911 call for the occupants, SYNC威 will say
the following or a similar message:
“SYNC威 will attempt to call 911. If you wish to cancel the call, press and
hold the phone button.”
If the call is not cancelled and a successful call is made, a pre-recorded
message will be played for the 911 operator and then the occupant(s) in
the vehicle will be able to communicate with the 911 operator.
Note: Failure to cancel the call as described above will result in SYNC威
dialing 911.
Note: When you are connected to the 911 operator, be prepared to
provide your name, phone number and location immediately, because not
all 911 systems are capable of receiving this information electronically.
The following steps are required for the 911 Assist™ feature to perform
properly:
• SYNC威 is on and functioning properly at the time of the incident and
throughout feature activation and use.
• SYNC威 911 Assist™ feature is set to ON prior to the incident.
• A Bluetooth enabled and compatible cellular phone is paired and
connected to SYNC威.
• A connected Bluetooth enabled cellular phone that has the ability to
make and maintain an outgoing call at the time of the incident.
• A connected Bluetooth enabled cellular phone that has adequate
network coverage, battery power and signal strength.
• The vehicle is located in the U.S. or Canada or in a territory in which
911 is the emergency number.
WARNING: Unless 911 Assist™ is previously configured to ON
prior to a crash, 911 Assist™ will not dial for help during an
emergency, which could delay response time, increasing the risk of
serious injury or death after a crash.
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The 911 Assist™ feature is initially set to OFF. To access the setting:
1. Press PHONE to enter Phone Menu.
2. Scroll until 911 Assist is selected and press OK.
3. Press
or
to toggle between On and Off selections.
4. Press OK when the desired option appears in the display.
Note: Off selections include: Off with reminder and Off without
reminder. Off with reminder provides a display and voice reminder at
phone connection at vehicle start. Off without reminder provides a
display reminder only without a voice reminder.
For more information, please visit www.SyncMyRide.com.
Note: Before enabling (setting to ON), review the 911 Assist™
Privacy Notice.
Vehicle health report (if equipped, U.S. only)
WARNING: Always follow scheduled maintenance instructions,
regularly inspect your vehicle, and seek repair for any damage or
problem you suspect. Vehicle Health Reports supplements, but cannot
replace normal maintenance and vehicle inspection. Vehicle Health
Report only monitors certain systems that are electronically monitored
by the vehicle and will not monitor or report the status of any other
system, (i.e., brake lining wear). Failure to perform scheduled
maintenance and regularly inspect your vehicle may result in vehicle
damage and serious injury.
Note: Your Vehicle Health Report feature requires activation
prior to use. Visit www.SyncMyRide.com to register. There is no fee
or subscription associated with Vehicle Health Report, but you must
register to use this feature.
SYNC威 allows you to check your vehicle’s overall ‘health’ in the form of
diagnostic report card. The vehicle health report contains valuable
information such as:
• Vehicle Diagnostic Information
• Scheduled maintenance
• Open Recalls and Field Service Actions
• Unserviced items from vehicle inspections by your authorized dealer
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VEHICLE HEALTH REPORT PRIVACY NOTICE: When you run a
Vehicle Health Report, Ford Motor Company may collect your cell
phone number (to process your report request) and diagnostic
information about your vehicle. Certain versions or updates to
Vehicle Health Report may also collect additional vehicle
information. Ford may use the vehicle information it collects for
any purpose. If you do not want to disclose your cell phone
number or vehicle information, do not run the feature or set up
your Vehicle Health Report profile at www.SyncMyRide.com. Refer
to www.SyncMyRide.com — Vehicle Health Report Terms and
Conditions, and Privacy Statement — for more information.
You can initiate a Vehicle Health Report in the vehicle and view the
complete report with all information listed above on SyncMyRide.com.
You can also choose for SYNC威 to automatically remind you to run
reports at specific mileage intervals. After you’ve registered for the
Vehicle Health Report service and established your preferences at
www.SyncMyRide.com, you can then request a Vehicle Health Report (in
your vehicle) and return to your account at www.SyncMyRide.com to
view your report. Cell phone airtime usage may apply when reporting.
To access and run a report (after the vehicle has been running a
minimum of 60 seconds):
Note: To scroll, press
/
.
1. Press PHONE to enter Phone Menu.
2. Scroll until Vehicle Health is selected and press OK.
3. User Pref will appear in the display. Scroll until ‘Run Report’ is
selected and press OK.
SYNC威 will run a health report of vehicle diagnostic systems and send
the results to Ford where it will be combined with scheduled
maintenance information, open recalls and other field service actions and
un-serviced vehicle inspection items from your authorized dealer to
complete your Vehicle Health Report.
Note: This feature may not function properly if you have enabled caller
ID blocking on your mobile phone. Before running a report, review
Vehicle Health Report Privacy Notice.
Automatic reports (if equipped, U.S. only)
You can choose to have SYNC威 automatically prompt you to run a health
report at certain mileage intervals. To do so, you must first turn on the
automatic report feature. To access:
Note: To scroll, press
/
.
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1. Press PHONE to enter Phone Menu.
2. Scroll until Vehicle Health is selected and press OK.
3. When User Preferences is selected, press OK.
4. Scroll until Automatic Reports is selected and press OK.
5. Scroll to select the desired setting Automatic Reports On/Off? is
chosen and press OK.
Mileage interval (if equipped, U.S. only)
Once you have turned on the automatic report feature, you can then
choose at which mileage intervals you would like to be prompted to run
a health report. To access:
Note: To scroll, press
/
.
1. Press PHONE to enter Phone Menu.
2. Scroll until Vehicle Health is selected and press OK.
3. When User Preferences is selected, press OK.
4. When Automatic Reports is selected, press OK.
5. When the desired mile interval is selected (5000, 7500, or 10000),
press OK.
When the chosen mileage is reached, SYNC威 will automatically prompt
you and ask if you would like to run a health report. You can then accept
and SYNC威 will send you an e-mail with the information or you can
choose to have SYNC威 remind you later.
Applications
The applications listing will show you any software applications that have
been downloaded to SYNC威. To access:
Note: To scroll, press
/
.
1. Press PHONE to enter PHONE MENU.
2. Scroll until the desired application is selected and press OK.
System settings
To access the System Settings for Bluetooth Devices and Advanced
Settings:
Note: To scroll, press
/
.
1. Press PHONE to enter Phone Menu.
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2. Scroll until System Settings is selected and press OK.
3. Scroll to select Bluetooth Devices and press OK to access:
• Add Bluetooth Device
• Connect Bluetooth Device
• Set Primary Phone
• Set Bluetooth On/Off
Scroll to select Advanced and press
• Delete Device
• Delete All Devices
• Return
OK to access:
• Prompts
• Languages
• Factory Defaults
• Master Reset
• Install Application?
• System Info
• Return
Refer to the following sections for further information.
Adding (pairing) a phone
Note: This is a speed dependent feature and cannot be performed when
the vehicle is traveling at speeds greater than 3 mph (5 km/h).
Note: SYNC威 can store up to 12 previously paired devices.
To add/pair an additional Bluetooth enabled device(s) to SYNC威:
Note: To scroll, press
/
.
1. Press PHONE to enter the Phone Menu
2. Scroll until System Settings is selected and press OK.
3. Scroll until Bluetooth Devices is selected and press OK.
4. Scroll until Add Bluetooth Device is selected and press OK.
5. When Find SYNC appears in the display, press OK. Follow the
instructions in your device’s user guide to put your phone into discovery
mode. A six digit PIN will appear in the radio display.
6. When prompted on your phone display, enter the six digit PIN.
7. Once pairing is successful, the device name and then Connectingѧ and
then Connected will appear in the radio display. Depending on the
functionality of your phone, you may be asked additional questions.
8. SYNC威 will ask if you would like to set this phone as a Primary phone.
(This means that SYNC威 will automatically attempt to connect to this
phone with every connection cycle.) Press OK.
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9. Scroll to toggle between Yes? and NO?. When the appropriate
response is in the display, press OK. If you choose Yes, Primary Set will
appear in the radio display. If you choose NO? , the system will confirm
that the phone was not set as the primary.
10. If you selected this as your primary phone, SYNC威 may ask if you
would like to download your Bluetooth enabled cellular phone’s phone
book/call history (if supported).
11. Scroll to toggle between Yes? and NO? When the appropriate
response is in the radio display, press OK.
12. If you choose Yes, the display will indicate that the phone book is
downloading and will confirm when it is downloaded. SYNC威 will take
you back to the main menu.
Connecting a phone
To connect a previously paired Bluetooth enabled phone:
Note: To scroll, press
/
.
1. Press PHONE to enter Phone Menu.
2. Scroll until System Settings is selected and press OK.
3. Scroll until Bluetooth Devices is selected and press OK.
4. Scroll until Connect Bluetooth Device is selected and press OK. A list
of previously paired phones will display.
5. Select the desired device and press OK to connect to the phone.
Note: Only one device can be connected at a time. When another phone
is connected, the previous one will be disconnected.
Setting a phone as primary
To set a previously paired phone as your primary phone:
Note: To scroll, press
/
.
1. Press PHONE to enter Phone Menu.
2. Scroll until System Settings is selected and press OK.
3. Scroll until Bluetooth Devices is selected and press OK.
4. Scroll until Set Primary Phone is selected and press OK.
5. Scroll to select the desired phone and press OK. Set As Primary
Phone? will appear.
6. Press OK. Primary Set will appear in the display.
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SYNC威 will now attempt to connect to this primary Bluetooth enabled
phone with each connection cycle.
Note: When a phone is selected as primary, it will appear first in the list
and also be marked with an *.
Bluetooth on/off
To turn the Bluetooth feature on SYNC威 on/off:
Note: To scroll, press
/
.
1. Press PHONE to enter Phone Menu.
2. Scroll until System Settings is selected and press OK.
3. Scroll until Bluetooth Devices is selected and press OK.
4. Scroll until Set Bluetooth On/Off is selected and press OK.
5. Scroll until the desired choice is selected and press OK.
Note: Turning Bluetooth Off will disconnect all Bluetooth devices and
deactivate all Bluetooth features.
Deleting a phone
To delete a paired phone from SYNC威:
Note: To scroll, press
/
.
1. Press PHONE to enter Phone Menu
2. Scroll until System Settings is selected and press OK.
3. Scroll until Bluetooth Devices is selected and press OK.
4. Scroll until Delete Device is selected and press OK.
5. Scroll to select the previously paired device to delete and press OK to
confirm.
Deleting all phones
To delete all previously paired phones from SYNC威:
Note: To scroll, press
/
.
1. Press PHONE to enter Phone Menu.
2. Scroll until System Settings is selected and press OK.
3. Scroll until Bluetooth Devices is selected and press OK.
4. Scroll until Delete All Devices is selected and press OK.
Note: Deleting a phone will also delete all information in SYNC威
originally saved with that phone.
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Turning prompts on/off
Prompts from SYNC威 can help guide you via questions, helpful hints or
ask you for a specific action. To turn prompts on/off:
Note: To scroll, press
/
.
1. Press PHONE to enter the Phone Menu.
2. Scroll until System Settings is selected and press OK.
3. Scroll until Advanced is selected and press OK.
4. Scroll until Prompts is selected and press OK.
5. Scroll to toggle between Prompts On? or Prompts Off?. (The default
setting is ON).
6. Press OK when the desired selection appears in the radio display.
Prompts Set On or Prompts Set Off will appear in the radio display as a
confirmation. SYNC威 will then take you back to the Advanced menu.
Changing the language setting
SYNC威 allows you to select from three languages: English, French and
Spanish. Once selected, all radio display messages and prompts will be in
the selected language. To access the language menu:
Note: To scroll, press
/
.
1. Press PHONE to enter the Phone Menu.
2. Scroll until System Settings is selected and press OK.
3. Scroll until Advanced is selected and press OK.
4. Scroll until Languages is selected and press OK.
5. Scroll to cycle through English, Francais and Espanol.
6. Press OK when the desired selection is selected. If you have changed
the language setting, the display will indicate the system is updating.
Once the change is complete, SYNC威 will confirm the change audibly and
in the radio display. SYNC威 will then take you back to the Languages
menu.
Returning to the factory defaults
SYNC威 allows you to return to its factory defaults settings. This selection
will not erase your downloaded phone book, call history, text messages,
etc. If you wish to erase all information, refer to Performing a master
reset.
Note: To scroll, press
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1. Press PHONE to enter Phone Menu.
2. Scroll until System Settings is selected and press OK.
3. Scroll until Advanced is selected and press OK.
4. Scroll until Factory Defaults is selected and press OK.
5. Restore Defaults? will appear. Press OK to confirm. The display will read
Defaults Set. SYNC威 will take you back to theFactory Defaults menu.
Performing a master reset
A master reset allows you to completely erase all information stored in
SYNC威 (all phone book, call history and text message information as well
as all previously paired phones) and return to the factory default
settings. To perform a master reset:
Note: To scroll, press
/
.
1. Press PHONE to enter the Phone Menu.
2. Scroll until System Settings is selected and press OK.
3. Scroll until Advanced is selected and press OK.
4. Scroll until Master Reset is selected and press OK.
5. Press OK to confirm when prompted. The display will confirm when
the reset is complete. SYNC威 will take you back to the Advanced menu.
Note: Once a master reset has been completed, you must re-insert your
USB device to access its contents.
Installing new vehicle applications
You can download new software applications (if available) and then load
the desired applications onto SYNC威 through your USB port. Please refer
to www.SyncMyRide.com for further information.
System information
The system information feature allows you to access the AutoVersion
number as well as the FDN number. To access:
Note: To scroll, press
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
/
.
Press PHONE to enter the Phone Menu.
Scroll until System Settings is selected and press OK.
Scroll until Advanced is selected and press OK.
Scroll until System Info is selected and press OK.
Scroll until the desired choice is selected and press OK.
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Voice commands in media mode
WARNING: Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle
control, accident and injury. Ford strongly recommends that
drivers use extreme caution when using any device or feature that may
take their focus off the road. Your primary responsibility is the safe
operation of the vehicle. We recommend against the use of any
handheld device while driving and that you comply with all applicable
laws.
Voice commands when using the USB port
When using the USB port, you may say any of the following
commands:
• Play all
• Play
• Pause
• What’s playing?
• Connections
• Play next track
• Play previous track
• Play next folder2
• Similar music
• Play previous folder2
• Autoplay on
• Autoplay off
• Repeat off
• Repeat on
• Shuffle on
• Shuffle off
• Play playlist <name>1
• Play genre <name>1
• Play album <name>1
• Play artist <name>1
1
• Play track <name>
• Search artist <name>1
1
• Search genre <name>
• Search track <name>1
1
• Search album <name>
• Refine album <name>1
1
• Refine artist <name>
• Refine track <name>1
1
Voice commands are not available until indexing is complete.
2
Voice commands only available in folder mode. For more information,
refer to Exploring the USB device later in this chapter.
Note: In the above possible commands, “<name>” is a dynamic listing in
that it could be the name of any desired group, artist, etc.
Autoplay: With this feature ON, SYNC威 allows you to listen to music
which has already been randomly indexed during the indexing process.
With this feature OFF, SYNC威 will not begin to play any of your music
until all media has all been indexed.
Note: The larger the number of songs the system has to index, the
longer indexing will take. Indexing times can vary from device to device.
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Search/Play Genre: You can search for and play a specific genre (type)
of music. SYNC威 will search all the data from your indexed music and, if
available, will begin to play that type of music.
Note: You can only play genres of music which are present in the
GENRE metadata tags that you have on your digital media player.
Similar music: You can tell the system to play music ‘similar’ to what
you are currently playing from the USB port. SYNC威 will use the
metadata information of each indexed song to compile a playlist for you.
Search/play artist/track/album: You can search for a specific
artist/track or album from the music SYNC威 has indexed through the
USB port.
Refine: This allows you to ‘refine’ your previous commands. For
example, if you told SYNC威 to search and play all music by a certain
artist, you could then tell SYNC威 to “refine album” and choose a specific
album from the list to view. If you then select ‘Play’, the system will only
play music from that specific album.
Voice commands while using Line in
While using the Line in feature (Auxiliary input jack), you may
speak the following commands:
• SYNC
• Bluetooth Audio
• Phone
• Line in
• Cancel
• Voice settings
Voice commands when in Bluetooth audio mode
When in Bluetooth audio mode, you may use the following
commands:
• Play
• Connections
• Pause
• Play next track
• Play previous track
Note: Please refer to your device’s user guide to see if these commands
are supported for Bluetooth audio.
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At any time, you may say these commands:
•
•
•
•
•
SYNC
Help
Line in
Voice settings
Cancel
•
•
•
•
USB
Bluetooth Audio
Phone
Read Message
Connecting a digital media player to SYNC姞 via the USB port
Note: If your digital media player has an on/off switch, ensure that the
device is on.
1. Plug the device into the vehicle’s USB port.
2. Press AUX repeatedly until SYNC威 USB appears in the radio display.
3. Depending on how many digital media files are on your connected
device, Indexing may appear in the radio display until indexing is
complete. You will then be taken to the Play Menu. Press OK.
4. Press
/
to cycle through selections of: Play All, Albums,
Genres, Playlists, Tracks, Explore USB, Similar Music and Return.
5. When the desired Play Menu selection appears in the radio display,
press OK to build your desired music selection.
Connecting a digital media player to SYNC姞 using voice commands
Note: If your digital media player has an on/off switch, ensure that the
device is on.
1. Ensure that the vehicle ignition and radio are on.
2. Plug the device into the USB port.
Note: If your digital media player has an on/off switch, ensure that the
device is turned on.
.
3. Press
Note: If your digital media player contains many media files, Indexing
may appear in the display. When the indexing process is complete, you
may access the media content in your digital media player using voice
commands.
4. When prompted, say “USB”.
5. Play music by saying any of the following commands: Play all, Play
artist <name>, Play album <name>, Play genre <name>, Play playlist
<name> or Play track <name>.
Note: At any time, press
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What’s playing?
At any time while a track is playing, you can press
or VOICE and say,
“What’s playing?”. SYNC威 will read the metadata tags of the playing track
to you (if populated).
Using your media menu
The Select Source menu allows you to select from various possible
SYNC威 media sources, such as: SYNC USB, Bluetooth Audio or SYNC
Line In (Auxiliary Input jack).
To access:
Note: To scroll, press
/
.
1.
2.
3.
•
Press AUX repeatedly until SYNC威 appears.
Press MENU to enter the Media Player Menu.
Scroll to cycle through:
Play Menu (Refer to Using SYNC威’s play menu later in this
chapter).
• Select Source
• Media Settings
• Application
• System Settings
• Exit Media Menu
4. When the desired choice is selected, press OK. Refer to the following
sections for further information on these selections.
Selecting different media sources
The Media player Menu allows you to select and play music from
different media sources (SYNC USB, Bluetooth Audio or SYNC LINE IN Auxiliary Input jack). Once accessed, you can then play music, shuffle,
access your playlists, etc. To access this menu:
Note: To scroll,
1.
2.
3.
4.
•
/
.
Press AUX repeatedly until SYNC appears.
Press MENU. When Media Player Menu appears, press OK.
Scroll until Select Source is selected and press OK.
Scroll to select from:
SYNC USB
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• Bluetooth Audio Note: This is a device dependent feature.
• SYNC Line In
• Return
Accessing and using your USB port
You can use the USB port to plug in and access media devices as well as
charge devices (if supported by your device). For a list of compatible
media players, refer to www.SyncMyRide.com.
Note: Since your USB port allows you to charge your device (if
supported by your device), SYNC威 will not automatically change media
modes when something is initially plugged into the USB port. To access
the USB port through your SYNC威 system:
Note: To scroll, press
/
.
1. Ensure that the desired device is plugged into the USB port and is
turned ON.
2. Press AUX repeatedly until SYNC appears.
3. Press MENU. When Media Player Menu is selected, press OK.
4. Scroll Select source is selected and press OK.
5. Scroll until SYNC USB is selected and press OK.
If the connected device and media content is supported, SYNC威 will
begin indexing available media files. If there are no readable media files
for SYNC威 to play, the display will indicate that no media is available. If
there are readable media files, Indexing may appear in the radio display.
If Autoplay is ON, SYNC威 gives you the ability to access media files
randomly as they are indexed. If Autoplay is OFF, indexed media is not
available until the indexing process is complete. The display will indicate
when indexing is complete and SYNC威 will take you to the Play Menu.
Note: The time required to complete the indexing process is dependent
upon the size of the media content being indexed.
Note: SYNC威 is capable of indexing thousands of average size media
files. SYNC威 will notify you once maximum indexing file size is reached.
If your playing device becomes disconnected from the USB port at
any time, the display will indicate that the USB was removed.
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Streaming music from your Bluetooth enabled phone
Note: This is a phone dependent feature. Refer to your phone’s user
guide for further information on how to stream Bluetooth audio.
SYNC威 allows you to stream music from your Bluetooth enabled cellular
phone to play through SYNC威.
To access:
Note: To scroll, press
/
.
1. Ensure that the desired music is playing on your paired phone and
your phone is in Bluetooth audio streaming mode.
2. Press AUX repeatedly until SYNC appears.
3. Press MENU. When Media Player Menu is selected, press OK.
4. Scroll until Select Source is selected and press OK.
5. Scroll until Bluetooth Audio is selected and press OK. The display will
show the name of the Bluetooth enabled cellular phone currently
connected to SYNC威. Bluetooth Media Stream will appear in the radio
display.
While the music is streaming through your audio system you can also use
the following functions (if supported by your device):
Press
/
to access the previous/next track.
If your phone becomes disconnected from the system at any time,
the display will read Bluetooh Disconnected.
Using Line in (auxiliary input jack) with SYNC姞
The auxiliary input jack allows you to plug and play your portable music
player over the vehicle speakers.
To access:
Note: To scroll, press
/
.
1. Press AUX repeatedly until SYNC appears.
2. Press MENU. When Media Player Menu is selected, press OK.
3. Scroll until Select Source is selected and press OK.
4. Scroll until SYNC Line In is selected and press OK. Ensure that your
device is plugged into the auxiliary input jack and is playing.
Note: If you already have a device connected to the USB port, you
cannot access the LINE IN feature. Some digital media players require
both USB and LINE IN ports to stream data and music separately.
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Using the media settings in media menu
SYNC威 allows you to change the way you listen to your playing media.
Through the media settings menu, you can access Shuffle, Repeat and
Autoplay. To access these settings:
Note: To scroll, press
/
.
1. Press AUX repeatedly until SYNC威 appears.
2. Press MENU. When Media Player Menu is selected, press OK.
3. Scroll until Media Settings is selected and press OK.
4. Scroll to select from:
Shuffle: Allows you to shuffle available media files in the current
playlist.
Note: To shuffle all media tracks, you must first select Play All and then
select Shuffle.
Repeat: Allows you to repeat any song.
Autoplay: Allows you to listen to music which has already been
randomly indexed during the indexing process.
Note: Depending on the amount of files on your device, SYNC威 may take
awhile to index all the metadata information.
5. When the desired choice is selected, press OK.
Note: Once turned on, these menu selections will remain on until they
are turned off. Some digital media players require both USB and LINE IN
ports to stream data and music separately.
Accessing your vehicle applications (if available)
SYNC威 allows you to view any SYNC威 applications which have been
downloaded via the USB port. To access:
Note: To scroll, press
/
.
1. Press AUX repeatedly until SYNC appears.
2. Press MENU. When Media Player Menu is selected, press OK.
3. To access the downloaded applications, scroll until the desired
application is selected.
For further information on possible applications, please visit
www.SyncMyRide.com.
Accessing your media system settings
Note: To scroll, press
/
.
1. Press AUX repeatedly until SYNC appears.
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2. Press MENU. When Media Player Menu is selected, press OK.
3. Scroll until System Settings is selected and press OK
4. When Bluetooth Devices is selected, press OK to select from:
• Add Bluetooth Device
• Connect Bluetooth Device
• Set Bluetooth On/Off
5. When Advanced is selected, press
• Delete Device
• Delete All Devices
• Return
OK to select from:
• Prompts
• Install Application?
• Languages
• System Info
• Factory Defaults
•Return
• Master Reset
Refer to the following sections for further information.
Adding a Bluetooth media device which is in discovery mode
Note: This is a speed dependent feature. Your vehicle must be moving
less than 3 mph (5 km/h) to use this feature.
Note: If your phone supports streaming Bluetooth audio and has already
been paired with SYNC威 as a phone, you do not have to go through the
pairing process again.
Note: To scroll, press
/
.
1. Press AUX repeatedly until SYNC appears.
2. Press MENU. When Media Player Menu is selected, press OK.
3. Scroll until System Settings is selected and press OK.
4. Scroll until Bluetooth Devices is selected and press OK.
5. Scroll until Add Bluetooth Device is selected and press OK.
6. When Find SYNC appears in the display, press OK. Follow the
instructions in your device’s user guide to put your phone into discovery
mode. A six digit PIN will appear in the radio display.
7. When prompted on your phone’s display, enter the six digit PIN in the
radio display.
8. Once pairing is successful, the device name and then Connectingѧ and
then Connected will appear in the radio display.
You can now change SYNC威 sources to Bluetooth Audio and stream
music from your device.
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Adding a Bluetooth media device which is in discoverable mode
Note: This is a speed dependent feature. Your vehicle must be moving
less than 3 mph (5 km/h) to use this feature.
Note: If your phone supports streaming Bluetooth audio and has already
been paired with SYNC威 as a phone, you do not have to go through the
pairing process again.
Note: Use this process when your device generates the PIN instead of
SYNC威.
Note: To scroll, press
/
.
1. Press AUX repeatedly until SYNC appears.
2. Press MENU. When Media Player Menu is selected, press OK.
3. Scroll until System Settings is selected and press OK.
4. Scroll until Bluetooth Devices is selected and press OK.
5. Scroll until Add Bluetooth Device is selected and press OK.
6. When Find SYNC appears in your radio display, press OK.
7. After the search for active Bluetooth Devices is complete, scroll to
find the desired device. Press OK to confirm.
8. Refer to your device’s user guide for instructions on how to put your
device into discoverable mode. When your media device gives you a PIN,
enter that PIN into SYNC威 using voice commands (or using the 0–9
memory presets on your audio system, if equipped), when prompted.
9. When you have entered your last digit via voice, say “Enter”.
10. When the process is complete, SYNC威 will display Connected and the
name of the device will appear in the radio display.
You can now change SYNC威 sources to Bluetooth Audio and stream
music from your device.
Connecting a Bluetooth media device
To connect a previously paired Bluetooth device:
Note: To scroll, press
/
.
1. Press AUX repeatedly until SYNC appears.
2. Press MENU. When Media Player Menu is selected, press OK.
3. Scroll until System Settings is selected and press OK.
4. Scroll until Bluetooth Devices is selected and press OK.
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5. Scroll until Add Bluetooth Device is selected and press OK.
6. Select the desired device and press OK to connect to the device.
Bluetooth on/off
To turn the Bluetooth feature on SYNC威 on/off:
Note: To scroll, press
/
.
1. Press AUX repeatedly until SYNC appears.
2. Press MENU. When Media Player Menu is selected, press OK.
3. Scroll until System Settings is selected and press OK.
4. Scroll until Bluetooth Devices is selected and press OK.
5. Scroll until Set Bluetooth On/Off is selected.
6. When the desired selection appears in the display, press OK.
Note: Selecting Bluetooth Off will disconnect all Bluetooth devices and
deactivate all Bluetooth features.
Deleting a device
To delete a previously paired media device from SYNC威:
Note: To scroll, press
/
.
1. Press AUX repeatedly until SYNC appears.
2. Press MENU. When Media Player Menu is selected, press OK.
3. Scroll until System Settings is selected and press OK.
4. Scroll until Bluetooth Devices is selected and perss OK.
5. Scroll until Delete Device is selected and press OK.
6. Scroll to select a previously paired device to delete and press OK to
confirm.
Deleting all devices
To delete all previously paired devices from SYNC威:
Note: To scroll, press
/
.
1. Press AUX repeatedly until SYNC appears.
2. Press MENU. When Media Player Menu is selected, press OK.
3. Scroll until System Settings is selected and press OK.
4. Scroll until Bluetooth Devices is selected and press OK.
5. Scroll until Delete All Devices is selected and press OK. The display
will confirm when complete.
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Turning prompts on/off
Prompts from SYNC威 can help guide you via questions, helpful hints or
ask you for a specific action. To turn prompts on/off:
Note: To scroll, press
/
.
1. Press AUX repeatedly until SYNC appears.
2. Press MENU. When Media Player Menu is selected, press OK.
3. Scroll until System Settings is selected and press OK.
4. Scroll until Advanced is selected and press OK.
5. Scroll until Prompts is selected and press Ok.
6. Scroll to toggle between Prompts On? or Prompts Off? (The default
setting is ON).
7. Press OK when the desired selection is chosen. SYNC威 will then take
you back to the Advanced menu.
Changing the SYNC姞 language setting
SYNC allows you to select from three languages: English, French and
Spanish. Once selected, all of SYNC威’s radio displays and prompts will be
in the selected language. To access the language menu:
Note: To scroll, press or
/
.
1. Press AUX repeatedly until SYNC appears.
2. Press MENU. When Media Player Menu is selected, press OK.
3. Scroll until System Settings is selected and press OK.
4. Scroll until Advanced is selected and press OK.
5. Scroll until Languages is selected and press OK.
6. Scroll to cycle through English, Francais and Espanol.
7. Press OK when the desired selection is chosen. If you have changed
the language setting, the display will indicate the system is updating.
Once the change is complete, SYNC威 will confirm the change audibly and
in the radio display. SYNC威 will then take you back to the Advanced
menu.
Returning to the factory defaults
SYNC威 allows you to return to the factory defaults settings. This
selection will not erase your indexed information. If you wish to erase all
information, refer to Performing a master reset.
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Note: To scroll, press
/
.
1. Press AUX repeatedly until SYNC appears.
2. Press MENU. When Media Player Menu is selected, press OK.
3. Scroll until System Settings is selected and press OK.
4. Scroll until Advanced is selected and press OK.
5. Scroll until Factory Defaults is selected and press OK.
6. When the system asks if you would like to restore the defaults press
OK. The display will then confirm when they are restored. SYNC威 will
take you back to the Advanced menu.
Performing a master reset
A master reset allows you to completely erase all information stored in
SYNC威 (all phone book, call history and text message information as well
as all paired devices) and return to the factory default settings.
Note: Once a mast reset has been completed, you must re-insert your
USB device to access the contents.
Note: To scroll, press
/
.
1. Press AUX repeatedly until SYNC appears.
2. Press MENU. When Media Player Menu is selected, press OK.
3. Scroll until System Settings is selected and press OK.
4. Scroll until Advanced is selected and press OK.
5. Scroll until Master Reset is selected and press OK.
6. Press OK to confirm. The display will indicate when the reset is
complete and will take you back to the Advanced menu.
Installing new vehicle applications
You can download new software applications (if available) and then load
the desired applications onto SYNC威 through your USB port. Please refer
to www.SyncMyRide.com for further information.
Using SYNC姞’s play menu
The SYNC威 PLAY MENU allows you to play your music by playing all
selections, by artist listing, album listing, genre listing, playlists, tracks,
or by selecting similar music to what is currently playing. You can also
choose to ‘Explore USB’ which will allow you to explore supported digital
music files on your playing device.
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WARNING: SYNC威 PLAY MENU manual control is a backup
interface to voice commands. Do not use SYNC威 PLAY MENU
manual control while driving.
Note: The Play Menu is only available for indexable media through the
USB port. This is not available for LINE IN and BT AUDIO.
SYNC威 is able to organize and sort your indexed media from your
playing device by metadata tags. Metadata tags are descriptive software
identifiers embedded in your media files which provide information about
the media file. SYNC威 supports the following metadata tags:
• Artist
• Album
• Genre
• Track
If your indexed media files contain no information embedded in these
metadata tags, SYNC威 will automatically classify the empty metadata tags
as UNKNOWN.
To access the SYNC威 Play Menu:
Note: To scroll, press
/
.
1. Ensure that your playing device is plugged into the USB port and is
ON.
2. Press AUX repeatedly until SYNC appears.
3. Press MENU. When Media Player Menu is selected, press OK.
4. If there are no media files to access, the display will read No Media
Files.
5. In the SYNC威 Play Menu, scroll repeatedly to select from the
following options:
• Play All
• Artists
• Albums
• Genres
• Playlists
• Tracks
• Explore USB
• Similar Music
• Return
Refer to the following sections for further explanation on these features.
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Using the Play all feature
The Play all feature in SYNC威 will play all indexed media (tracks) from
your playing device in flat file mode, one at a time in numerical order. To
use this feature:
/
.
Note: To scroll, press
1. Ensure that your playing device is plugged into the USB port and is
ON.
2. Press AUX repeatedly until SYNC USB appears.
3. Press MENU. When Media Player Menu is selected, press OK.
4. Scroll until Play Menu is selected and press OK. The system will
begin to play all the indexed media alphabetically. The first track title
will appear in the radio display.
Refer to Using the media settings in your media menu earlier in this
chapter for further information on making adjustments to your playing
music (i.e., Seek, Shuffle, Autoplay and Repeat).
Selecting and playing specific artists
SYNC威 allows you to sort all indexed media by artists. Once selected, the
system will list and then play all artists and tracks alphabetically. If you
have fewer than 255 indexed artists, SYNC威 will list them alphabetically
in flat file mode. If there are more than 255 indexed artists, SYNC威 will
organize them into quick select alphabetical categories (i.e.,
AAAAA-MMMMM and MMMMN-ZZZZZ). The number of categories will
depend on the number of indexed artists.
To access:
/
.
Note: To scroll, press
1. Ensure that your playing device is plugged into the USB port and is
ON.
2. Press AUX repeatedly until SYNC USB appears.
3. Press MENU. When Media Player Menu is selected, press OK.
4. Scroll until Play Menu is selected and press Ok.
5. Scroll until Artists is selected and press OK. You can now select from
playing All Artists, or from any indexed artist.
6. Scroll to cycle through all indexed artists and press OK when the
desired artist is selected.
7. You can play all tracks by that artist by selecting Play All or scroll to
see specific albums. If there are multiple albums by the same artist
indexed, SYNC威 will ask you to select from the various indexed albums
by that artist.
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8. Press OK to confirm and begin to play the first track of the selected
album.
Refer to Using the media settings in your media menu earlier in this
chapter for further information on making adjustments to your music
(i.e., Seek, Shuffle, Autoplay and Repeat).
Selecting and playing specific albums
SYNC威 allows you view and play indexed media by ALBUMS. If you have
fewer than 255 indexed albums, SYNC威 will list them alphabetically in
flat file mode. If there are more than 255 indexed albums, SYNC威 will
organize them into quick select alphabetical categories (i.e.,
AAAAA-MMMMM and MMMMN-ZZZZZ). The number of categories will
depend on the number of indexed albums.
To access:
Note: To scroll, press
/
.
1. Ensure that your playing device is plugged into the USB port and is
ON.
2. Press AUX repeatedly until SYNC USB appears.
3. Press MENU. When Media Player Menu is selected, press OK.
4. Scroll until Play Menu is selected and press OK.
5. Scroll until Play All is selected and press OK.
6. Scroll until Albums is selected and press OK. Select to play All
Albums or any individual indexed album.
7. Scroll to cycle through all indexed albums and press OK when the
desired album is chosen.
8. Press OK to confirm and begin to play the first track of the selected
album.
Refer to Using the media settings in your media menu earlier in this
chapter for further information on making adjustments to your music
(i.e., Seek, Shuffle, Autoplay and Repeat).
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Selecting from different genres
SYNC威 allows you to sort indexed music by genre (category) type.
SYNC威 will automatically categorize your indexed music according to the
available genres. If you have fewer than 255 indexed genres, SYNC威 will
list them alphabetically in flat file mode. If there are more than
255 indexed genres, SYNC威 will organize them into quick select
alphabetical categories (i.e., AAAAA-MMMMM and MMMMN-ZZZZZ). The
number of categories will depend on the number of indexed genres.
To access:
Note: To scroll, press
/
.
1. Ensure that your playing device is plugged into the USB port and is
ON.
2. Press AUX repeatedly until SYNC USB appears.
3. Press MENU. When Media Player Menu is selected, press Ok.
4. Scroll until Play Menu is selected and press OK.
5. When Play All appears. scroll until Genres is selected and press OK.
6. Scroll and press OK when the desired genre is selected. SYNC威 will
then take you to theAlbums menu.
7. Scroll to cycle through all indexed albums and press OK when the
desired selected is chosen.
Refer to Using the media settings in your media menu earlier in this
chapter for further information on making adjustments to your music
(i.e., Seek, Shuffle, Autoplay and Repeat).
Accessing your playlists
SYNC威 supports playing many playlist formats (such as .ASX, .M3U,
.WPL, .MTP). Please refer to www.SyncMyRide.com for more
information.
If you have fewer than 255 indexed playlists, SYNC威 will list them
alphabetically in flat file mode. If there are more than 255 indexed
playlists, SYNC威 will organize them into quick select alphabetical
categories (i.e., AAAAA-MMMMM and MMMMN-ZZZZZ). The number of
categories will depend on the number of indexed playlists.
To access:
Note: To scroll, press
/
.
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1. Ensure that your playing device is plugged into the USB port and is
ON.
2. Press AUX repeatedly until SYNC USB appears.
3. Press MENU. When Media Player Menu is selected, press OK.
4. Scroll until Play Menu is selected, press OK.
5. When Play All appears, scroll until Playlists is selected and press OK.
6. Scroll to cycle through all indexed playlists.
7. Press OK when the desired playlist is selected.
Refer to Using the media settings in your media menu earlier in this
chapter for further information on making adjustments to your playing
music (i.e., Seek, Shuffle, Autoplay and Repeat).
Playing a specific track
SYNC威 will allows you to search for and play a specific track which has
been indexed. If you have fewer than 255 indexed tracks, SYNC威 will list
them alphabetically in flat file mode. If there are more than 255 indexed
tracks, SYNC威 will organize them into quick select alphabetical
categories (i.e., AAAAA-MMMMM and MMMMN-ZZZZZ). The number of
categories will depend on the number of indexed tracks.
To access:
Note: To scroll, press
SEEK
or
/
.
1. Ensure that your playing device is plugged into the USB port and is
ON.
2. Press AUX repeatedly until SYNC USB appears.
3. Press MENU. When Media Player Menu is selected, press OK.
4. Scroll until Play Menu is selected and press OK.
5. When Play All appears, scroll until Tracks is selected and press OK.
6. Scroll to cycle through all indexed tracks.
7. Press OK when the desired track is selected. The track will begin to
play and appear in the radio display.
Refer to Using the media settings in your media menu earlier in this
chapter for further information on making adjustments to your music
(i.e., Seek, Shuffle, Autoplay and Repeat).
Exploring the USB device
SYNC威 allows you to explore through all supported digital media on your
media device which is connected through the USB port.
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Note: When searching through various folders, you will only be able to
view media content which is compatible with SYNC威. You may have
other files saved with various extensions, power point presentations for
example, but they will not be visible.
To access:
Note: To scroll, press
/
.
1. Ensure that your playing device is plugged into the USB port and is
ON.
2. Press AUX repeatedly until SYNC USB appears.
3. Press MENU. When Media Player Menu is selected, press OK.
4. Scroll until Play Menu is selected and press OK.
5. When Play All appears, scroll until Explore USB is selected and press
OK.
6. Scroll to cycle through all available folders on your media device. An
“F” will precede folders and “T” will precede tracks in the radio display.
7. Press OK when the desired folder or track is selected.
8. Scroll to cycle through all subfolders and/or tracks in the selected
folder.
Note: When you are playing USB SYNC MEDIA using the Explore USB
feature, and you folders saved on your playing device, you are in folder
mode. In folder mode, you can say “Play next folder” or “Play previous
folder” to advance within your saved folders. Press OK to select a folder
and scroll repeatedly through all subfolders and/or tracks in the selected
folder.
Note: Play All will appear in every subfolder, giving you quick access to
play all tracks in the particular folder.
Refer to Using the media settings in your media menu earlier in this
chapter for further information on making adjustments to your music
(i.e., Seek, Shuffle, Autoplay and Repeat).
Playing similar music
SYNC威 allows you to play music similar to what is currently playing from
the USB port. The system will use the metadata information of each song
to compile a playlist for you. To access:
Note: To scroll, press
/
.
1. Ensure that your playing device is plugged into the USB port and is
ON.
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2. Ensure that you are listening to an indexed track.
3. Press AUX repeatedly until SYNC USB appears.
4. Press MENU. When Media Player Menu is selected, press OK.
5. Scroll until Play Menu is selected and press OK.
6. When Play All appears in the display, scroll until SIMILAR is selected
and press OK. The system will create a new list of similar songs and
begin playing.
Note: Your metadata tags must be populated in order for the Similar
Music feature to include each Tracks.
Note: With certain playing devices, if your metadata tags (Artist, Album,
Track, Genre) are not populated, the tracks won’t be available in voice
recognition, the Play Menu or Similar Music. However, if you place
these tracks with unpopulated metadata tags onto your playing device in
“Mass Storage Device mode”, these tracks will be available in voice
recognition, Play Menu browsing or Similar Music. UNKNOWN will be
placed into any unpopulated metadata tag.
Refer to Using the media settings in your media menu earlier in this
chapter for further information on making adjustments to your music
(i.e., Seek, Shuffle, Autoplay and Repeat).
Glossary of terms
Autoplay: With Autoplay turned ON, SYNC威 allows you to listen to
music which has already been randomly indexed during the indexing
process. With Autoplay turned off, the chosen music will not begin to
play until all of the music has been indexed by SYNC威. Depending on the
size of the material, this may take a few minutes.
Bluetooth enabled cellular phone: Any cellular phone which has the
Bluetooth wireless technology which will enable the phone to connect
with SYNC威 and exchange information wirelessly.
Digital media player / USB Device: This is a generic term used to
signify any of the following media devices: iPod威, Zune™, “Plays from
device” players, and most USB drives (thumb drives, flash drives, PEN
drives, etc.)
Discoverable mode: A mode which allows other Bluetooth enabled
devices to find your Bluetooth enabled device.
Discovery mode: A mode which allows your Bluetooth enabled device
to search for other ‘discoverable’ Bluetooth enabled devices.
In-band ringing: This is a phone dependent feature. If your Bluetooth
enabled cellular phone supports this feature, SYNC威 can play your ring
tone during incoming calls.
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Indexing: A process in which SYNC威 builds a voice recognition grammar
for the media content of your digital media player. While indexing,
SYNC威 will play already indexed media if Autoplay is on. However, voice
recognition is not available for the media until the indexing process is
complete.
Metadata: Descriptive tags embedded in your digital media which
provide SYNC威 with information such as ARTIST, ALBUM, GENRE and
TRACK.
Pairing: To use your Bluetooth enabled cellular phone with SYNC威, you
must go through a pairing (bonding) process. “Pairing” is a special
process used when two devices connect for the first time. The pairing
process is used to generate a link key that is used for authentication
purposes during subsequent Bluetooth connections between the two
devices.
PIN (Personal Identification number): This six digit number
(sometimes referred to as a passkey) will be shown in the radio display
during the pairing process with your Bluetooth enabled device. You do
not need to write down this number as it will only be used for that
specific pairing procedure.
SYNC姞 End User License Agreement (EULA)
• You have acquired a device (“DEVICE”) that includes software
licensed by FORD MOTOR COMPANY from an affiliate of Microsoft
Corporation (“MS”). Those installed software products of MS origin, as
well as associated media, printed materials, and “online” or electronic
documentation (“MS SOFTWARE”) are protected by international
intellectual property laws and treaties. The MS SOFTWARE is licensed,
not sold. All rights reserved.
• The MS SOFTWARE may interface with and/or communicate with, or
may be later upgraded to interface with and/or communicate with
additional software and/or systems provided by FORD MOTOR
COMPANY. The additional software and systems of FORD MOTOR
COMPANY origin, as well as associated media, printed materials, and
“online” or electronic documentation (“FORD SOFTWARE”) are
protected by international intellectual property laws and treaties. The
FORD SOFTWARE is licensed, not sold. All rights reserved.
• The MS SOFTWARE and/or FORD SOFTWARE may interface with
and/or communicate with, or may be later upgraded to interface with
and/or communicate with additional software and/or systems provided by
third party software and service suppliers. The additional software and
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services of third party origin, as well as associated media, printed
materials, and “online” or electronic documentation (“THRID PARTY
SOFTWARE”) are protected by international intellectual property laws
and treaties. The THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE is licensed, not sold. All
rights reserved.
• The MS SOFTWARE, FORD SOFTWARE and THIRD PARTY
SOFTWARE hereinafter collectively and individually will be referred to as
⬙SOFTWARE.⬙
IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THIS END USER LICENSE
AGREEMENT (“EULA”), DO NOT USE THE DEVICE OR COPY
THE SOFTWARE. ANY USE OF THE SOFTWARE, INCLUDING
BUT NOT LIMITED TO USE ON THE DEVICE, WILL
CONSTITUTE YOUR AGREEMENT TO THIS EULA (OR
RATIFICATION OF ANY PREVIOUS CONSENT).
GRANT OF SOFTWARE LICENSE: This EULA grants you the
following license:
• You may use the SOFTWARE as installed on the DEVICE and as
otherwise interfacing with systems and/or services provide by or
through FORD MOTOR COMPANY or its third party software and
service providers.
DESCRIPTION OF OTHER RIGHTS AND LIMITATIONS:
• Speech Recognition: If the SOFTWARE includes speech recognition
component(s), you should understand that speech recognition is an
inherently statistical process and that recognition errors are inherent
in the process. Neither FORD MOTOR COMPANY nor its suppliers
shall be liable for any damages arising out of errors in the speech
recognition process.
• Limitations on Reverse Engineering, Decompilation and
Disassembly: You may not reverse engineer, decompile, or
disassemble nor permit others to reverse engineer, decompile or
disassemble the SOFTWARE, except and only to the extent that such
activity is expressly permitted by applicable law notwithstanding this
limitation.
• Single EULA: The end user documentation for the DEVICE and
related systems and services may contain multiple EULAs, such as
multiple translations and/or multiple media versions (e.g., in the user
documentation and in the software). Even if you receive multiple
EULAs, you are licensed to use only one (1) copy of the SOFTWARE.
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• SOFTWARE Transfer: You may permanently transfer your rights
under this EULA only as part of a sale or transfer of the DEVICE,
provided you retain no copies, you transfer all of the SOFTWARE
(including all component parts, the media and printed materials, any
upgrades, and, if applicable, the Certificate(s) of Authenticity), and
the recipient agrees to the terms of this EULA. If the SOFTWARE is
an upgrade, any transfer must include all prior versions of the
SOFTWARE.
• Termination: Without prejudice to any other rights, FORD MOTOR
COMPANY or MS may terminate this EULA if you fail to comply with
the terms and conditions of this EULA.
• Security Updates/Digital Rights Management: Content owners use
the WMDRM technology included in your DEVICE to protect their
intellectual property, included copyrighted content. Portions of the
SOFTWARE on your DEVICE use WMDRM software to access
WMDRM-protected content. If the WMDRM software fails to protect
the content, content owners may ask Microsoft to revoke the
SOFTWARE’s ability to use WMDRM to play or copy protected
content. This action does not affect unprotected content. When your
DEVICE downloads licenses for protected content, you agree that
Microsoft may include a revocation list with the licenses. Content
owners may require you to upgrade the SOFTWARE on your DEVICE
to access their content. If you decline an upgrade, you will not be able
to access content that requires the upgrade.
• Consent to Use of Data: You agree that MS, Microsoft Corporation,
FORD MOTOR COMPANY, third party software and systems suppliers,
their affiliates and/or their designated agent may collect and use
technical information gathered in any manner as part of product
support services related to the SOFTWARE or related services. MS,
Microsoft Corporation, FORD MOTOR COMPANY, third party software
and services suppliers, their affiliates and/or their designated agent
may use this information solely to improve their products or to
provide customized services or technologies to you. MS, Microsoft
Corporation, FORD MOTOR COMPANY, third party software and
systems suppliers, their affiliates and/or their designated agent may
disclose this information to others, but not in a form that personally
identifies you.
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• Internet-Based Services Components: The SOFTWARE may
contain components that enable and facilitate the use of certain
Internet-based services. You acknowledge and agree that MS, Microsoft
Corporation, FORD MOTOR COMPANY, third party software and
service suppliers, their affiliates and/or their designated agent may
automatically check the version of the SOFTWARE and/or its
components that you are utilizing and may provide upgrades or
supplements to the SOFTWARE that may be automatically
downloaded to your DEVICE.
• Additional Software/Services: The SOFTWARE may permit FORD
MOTOR COMPANY, third party software and service suppliers, MS,
Microsoft Corporation, their affiliates and/or their designated agent to
provide or make available to you SOFTWARE updates, supplements,
add-on components, or Internet-based services components of the
SOFTWARE after the date you obtain your initial copy of the
SOFTWARE (“Supplemental Components”).
If FORD MOTOR COMPANY or third party software and services
suppliers provide or make available to you Supplemental Components
and no other EULA terms are provided along with the Supplemental
Components, then the terms of this EULA shall apply.
If MS, Microsoft Corporation, their affiliates and/or their designated agent
make available Supplemental Components, and no other EULA terms are
provided, then the terms of this EULA shall apply, except that the MS,
Microsoft Corporation or affiliate entity providing the Supplemental
Component(s) shall be the licensor of the Supplemental Component(s).
FORD MOTOR COMPANY, MS, Microsoft Corporation, their affiliates
and/or their designated agent reserve the right to discontinue without
liability any Internet-based services provided to you or made available to
you through the use of the SOFTWARE.
• Links to Third Party Sites: The MS SOFTWARE may provide you
with the ability to link to third party sites through the use of the
SOFTWARE. The third party sites are not under the control of MS,
Microsoft Corporation, their affiliates and/or their designated agent.
Neither MS nor Microsoft Corporation nor their affiliates nor their
designated agent are responsible for (i) the contents of any third
party sites, any links contained in third party sites, or any changes or
updates to third party sites, or (ii) webcasting or any other form of
transmission received from any third party sites. If the SOFTWARE
provides links to third party sites, those links are provided to you only
as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply an
endorsement of the third party site by MS, Microsoft Corporation,
their affiliates and/or their designated agent.
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• Obligation to Drive Responsibly: You recognize your obligation to
drive responsibly and keep attention on the road. You will read and
abide with the DEVICE operating instructions particularly as they
pertain to safety and assumes any risk associated with the use of the
DEVICE.
UPGRADES AND RECOVERY MEDIA: If the SOFTWARE is provided
by FORD MOTOR COMPANY separate from the DEVICE on media such
as a ROM chip, CD ROM disk(s) or via web download or other means,
and is labeled “For Upgrade Purposes Only” or ⬙For Recovery Purposes
Only⬙ you may install one (1) copy of such SOFTWARE onto the
DEVICE as a replacement copy for the existing SOFTWARE, and use it
in accordance with this EULA, including any additional EULA terms
accompanying the upgrade SOFTWARE.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS: All title and intellectual
property rights in and to the SOFTWARE (including but not limited to
any images, photographs, animations, video, audio, music, text and
“applets,” incorporated into the SOFTWARE), the accompanying printed
materials, and any copies of the SOFTWARE, are owned by MS,
Microsoft Corporation, FORD MOTOR COMPANY, or their affiliates or
suppliers. The SOFTWARE is licensed, not sold. You may not copy the
printed materials accompanying the SOFTWARE. All title and intellectual
property rights in and to the content which may be accessed through use
of the SOFTWARE is the property of the respective content owner and
may be protected by applicable copyright or other intellectual property
laws and treaties. This EULA grants you no rights to use such content.
All rights not specifically granted under this EULA are reserved by MS,
Microsoft Corporation, FORD MOTOR COMPANY, third party software
and service providers, their affiliates and suppliers. Use of any on-line
services which may be accessed through the SOFTWARE may be
governed by the respective terms of use relating to such services. If this
SOFTWARE contains documentation that is provided only in electronic
form, you may print one copy of such electronic documentation.
EXPORT RESTRICTIONS: You acknowledge that the SOFTWARE is
subject to U.S. and European Union export jurisdiction. You agree to
comply with all applicable international and national laws that apply to
the SOFTWARE, including the U.S. Export Administration Regulations,
as well as end-user, end-use and destination restrictions issued by U.S.
and other governments. For additional information, see
http://www.microsoft.com/exporting/.
TRADEMARKS: This EULA does not grant you any rights in connection
with any trademarks or service marks of FORD MOTOR COMPANY, MS,
Microsoft Corporation, third party software or service providers, their
affiliates or suppliers.
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PRODUCT SUPPORT: Product support for the SOFTWARE is not
provided by MS, its parent corporation Microsoft Corporation, or their
affiliates or subsidiaries. For product support, please refer to FORD
MOTOR COMPANY instructions provided in the documentation for the
DEVICE. Should you have any questions concerning this EULA, or if you
desire to contact FORD MOTOR COMPANY for any other reason, please
refer to the address provided in the documentation for the DEVICE.
No Liability for Certain Damages: EXCEPT AS PROHIBITED BY
LAW, FORD MOTOR COMPANY, ANY THRID PARTY SOFTWARE OR
SERVICES SUPPLIERS, MS, MICROSOFT CORPORATION AND THEIR
AFFILIATES SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR ANY INDIRECT,
SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES ARISING
FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF
THE SOFTWARE. THIS LIMITATION SHALL APPLY EVEN IF ANY
REMEDY FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE. IN NO EVENT SHALL
MS, MICROSOFT CORPORATION AND/OR THEIR AFFILIATES BE
LIABLE FOR ANY AMOUNT IN EXCESS OF U.S. TWO HUNDRED
FIFTY DOLLARS (U.S.$250.00).
• THERE ARE NO WARRANTIES OTHER THAN THOSE THAT MAY
EXPRESSLY BE PROVIDED FOR YOUR NEW VEHICLE.
End user notice
Microsoft姞 Windows姞 Mobile for Automotive Important Safety
Information
This system Ford SYNC™ contains software that is licensed to
Manufacturer FORD MOTOR COMPANY by an affiliate of Microsoft
Corporation pursuant to a license agreement. Any removal, reproduction,
reverse engineering or other unauthorized use of the software from this
system in violation of the license agreement is strictly prohibited and
may subject you to legal action.
Read and follow instructions
Before using your Windows Automotive-based system, read and follow all
instructions and safety information provided in this end user manual
(“User’s Guide”). Not following precautions found in this User’s Guide
can lead to an accident or other serious consequences.
Keep User’s Guide in Vehicle
When kept in the vehicle, the User’s Guide will be a ready reference for
you and other users unfamiliar with the Windows Automotive-based
system. Please make certain that before using the system for the first
time, all persons have access to the User’s Guide and read its
instructions and safety information carefully.
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WARNING: Operating certain parts of this system while driving
can distract your attention away from the road, and possibly
cause an accident or other serious consequences. Do not change
system settings or enter data non-verbally (using your hands) while
driving. Stop the vehicle in a safe and legal manner before attempting
these operations. This is important since while setting up or changing
some functions you might be required to distract your attention away
from the road and remove your hands from the wheel.
General operation
Voice Command Control
Functions within the Windows Automotive-based system may be
accomplished using only voice commands. Using voice commands while
driving allows you to operate the system without removing your hands
from the wheel.
Prolonged Views of Screen
Do not access any function requiring a prolonged view of the screen
while you are driving. Pull over in a safe and legal manner before
attempting to access a function of the system requiring prolonged
attention. Even occasional short scans to the screen may be hazardous if
your attention has been diverted away from your driving task at a critical
time.
Volume Setting
Do not raise the volume excessively. Keep the volume at a level where
you can still hear outside traffic and emergency signals while driving.
Driving while unable to hear these sounds could cause an accident.
Use of Speech Recognition Functions
Speech recognition software is inherently a statistical process which is
subject to errors. It is your responsibility to monitor any speech
recognition functions included in the system and address any errors.
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Climate Controls
MANUAL HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM
1
3
2
R
6
5
4
Manual system with A/C shown; heater only system similar.
: Turn to select the desired fan speed.
1.
2. Air flow selections: Controls the direction of the airflow in the
vehicle. See the following for a brief description on each control setting:
MAX A/C (if equipped): Distributes recirculated air through the
instrument panel vents to cool the vehicle. This re-cooling of the
interior air is more economical and efficient than normal A/C mode.
Recirculated air may also help reduce undesirable odors from entering
the vehicle.
: Distributes air through the instrument panel vents.
: Distributes air through the instrument panel vents, demister
vents, floor vents and rear seat floor vents.
: Turns the climate control system off. When the system is off,
outside air is prevented from entering the vehicle.
: Distributes air through the floor vents and rear seat floor vents.
Note: You may notice a small amount of air flowing from the demister
and defroster vents.
: Distributes air through the windshield defroster vents, demisters
vents, floor vents and rear seat floor vents.
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: Distributes outside air through the windshield defroster and
demister vents. Can be used to clear thin ice or fog from the
windshield. The system will automatically provide outside air to reduce
select another mode.
window fogging. To exit
3. Temperature: Controls the temperature of the airflow in the vehicle.
For optimum defrosting performance, set the dial to the hottest setting.
4. R : Press to activate/deactivate the rear window defroster. Refer to
Rear window defroster later in this chapter for more information. If
your vehicle is equipped with both rear defroster and heated mirrors, the
same button will activate both.
: Press to activate/deactivate air recirculation in the vehicle
5.
cabin. Recirculated air may reduce the amount of time required to cool
down the interior of the vehicle and may also help reduce undesired
odors from reaching the interior of the vehicle. Recirculated air engages
automatically when MAX A/C is selected or can be engaged manually in
(defrost).
any airflow mode except
6. A/C (if equipped): Press to activate/deactivate air conditioning. Use
with recirculated air to improve cooling performance and efficiency.
(defrost),
(floor/defrost) or MAX A/C.
Engages automatically in
Operating tips
• To reduce fog build-up on the windshield during humid weather,
(defrost) or
(floor/defrost).
select
• To reduce humidity build-up inside the vehicle, do not drive with the
(recirculated air) engaged and A/C off.
system off or with
• Do not put objects under the front seats that will interfere with the
airflow to the back seats.
• Remove any snow, ice or leaves from the air intake area at the base of
the windshield.
• To improve the time to reach comfort in hot weather, drive with the
windows slightly open for 2-3 minutes after start up or until the
vehicle has been “aired out.”
• A small amount of air may be felt from the floor vent regardless of the
air distribution setting that is selected.
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During extreme high ambient temperatures when idling stationary for
extended periods of time in gear, it is recommended to run the A/C in the
MAX A/C position, reduce blower fan speed from the highest setting and
put the vehicle’s transmission into the P (Park) gear position (automatic
transmission only) to continue to receive cool air from your A/C system.
For maximum cooling performance in MAX A/C mode:
1. Select MAX A/C.
2. Select the coolest temperature setting.
3. Set the fan to the highest speed initially. As the interior starts to cool
down, adjust the fan speed to maintain comfort.
To aid in side window defogging/demisting in cold weather:
1. Select
.
2. Select A/C.
3. Adjust the temperature control to maintain comfort.
4. Set the fan speed to the highest setting.
5. Direct the outer instrument panel vents towards the side windows.
To increase airflow to the outer instrument panel vents, close the vents
located in the middle of the instrument panel.
REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER R
The rear defroster control is located on the climate control panel and
works to clear the rear window of fog and thin ice.
The engine must be running to operate the rear window defroster.
to turn the rear window defroster on. An indicator light on the
Press R
control will illuminate when active. The rear window defroster turns 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. To manually turn off the rear window defroster at any
time, press the control again.
If your vehicle is equipped with both rear defroster and heated mirrors,
the same control will activate both. Refer to Heated outside mirrors in
the Driver Controls chapter.
Do not use razor blades or other sharp objects to clean the inside
of the rear window or to remove decals from the inside or the
rear window. This may cause damage to the heated grid lines and
will not be covered by your warranty.
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Lights
HEADLAMP CONTROL
Turns the lamps off.
Turns on the parking lamps,
instrument panel lamps, license
plate lamps and tail lamps.
Turns the low beam headlamps
on.
High beams
Pull the lever to the second detent
to activate. Pull the lever again to
deactivate.
Flash-to-pass
Pull the lever toward you slightly to activate and release to deactivate.
Headlamp exit delay
Switch the ignition off and pull the lever toward you slightly to activate.
You will hear a short tone.
The headlamps will turn off automatically after 3 minutes with any door
open or 30 seconds after the last door has been closed. With all doors
closed, but within the 30 second delay, opening any door will result in
the three minute timer starting again.
The headlamp exit delay can be cancelled by either pulling the lever
towards the steering wheel again or buy turning the ignition switch on.
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Lights
Daytime running lamps (DRL) (if equipped)
Turns the headlamps on with a reduced output.
To activate:
• the ignition must be in the on position and
• the headlamp control is in the off or parking lamp position.
WARNING: Always remember to turn on your headlamps at
dusk or during inclement weather. The Daytime Running Lamp
(DRL) system does not activate the tail lamps and generally may not
provide adequate lighting during these conditions. Failure to activate
your headlamps under these conditions may result in a collision.
Battery saver feature (exterior lamps)
The battery saver feature turns off the headlamps 10 minutes after the
ignition has been turned to the 1 (off) position.
PANEL DIMMER CONTROL
Use to adjust the brightness of the
instrument panel and all applicable
lit components in the vehicle during
headlamp and parking lamp
operation.
• Tap the top or bottom of the
control to brighten/dim all interior
lit components incrementally, or
• Press and hold at the first position the top or bottom of the control
until the desired lighting level is reached.
AIMING THE HEADLAMPS
The headlamps on your vehicle are properly aimed at the assembly plant.
If your vehicle has been in an accident, the alignment of your headlamps
should be checked by your authorized dealer.
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Vertical aim adjustment
1. Park the vehicle directly in front of a wall or screen on a level surface,
approximately 25 feet (7.6 meters) away.
• (1) 8 feet (2.4 meters)
• (2) Center height of lamp to
ground
• (3) 25 feet (7.6 meters)
• (4) Horizontal reference line
2. Measure the height from the
center of your headlamp to the
ground and mark an 8 foot
(2.4 meter) horizontal reference line
on the vertical wall or screen at this
height (a piece of masking tape works well).
3. Turn on the low beam headlamps to illuminate the wall or screen and
open the hood.
4. On the wall or screen you will
observe an area of high intensity
light. The top of the high intensity
area should touch the horizontal
reference line. If not, the beam will
need to be adjusted.
5. Locate the vertical adjuster on
each headlamp, then use a Phillips
#2 screwdriver or 10 mm
wrench/socket to adjust the
headlamp up or down.
6. Close the hood and turn off the
lamps.
HORIZONTAL AIM IS NOT REQUIRED FOR THIS VEHICLE AND IS
NON-ADJUSTABLE.
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TURN SIGNAL CONTROL
• Push down to activate the left
turn signal.
• Push up to activate the right turn
signal.
When changing lanes, the turn signal indicator can be programmed to
flash either one or three times when the stalk is tapped. See
Multifunction display in the Instrument cluster section for more
information.
INTERIOR LAMPS
Dome lamps and map lamps with moon roof
Press the buttons to turn the map
lamps on/off.
SLIDE
TILT
The dome lamp switch has two
modes:
SLIDE
TILT
• OFF: The dome lamps will not come on when the doors are opened.
• DOOR: The dome lamps come on when a door is opened.
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Dome lamps and map lamps, rear lamps
Press the buttons to turn the map
lamps on/off.
Ambient lighting (if equipped)
Illuminates footwells, cupholders
and the instrument panel with a
choice of several colors. The
ambient lighting control switch is
located on the instrument panel. To
activate, press and release the
control to cycle through the color
choices plus the off state.
The lights come on whenever the ignition is in either the on or accessory
position.
Note: The ambient lights will stay on until the ignition is placed in the
off position and either of the front doors are opened or the accessory
delay timer expires.
Battery saver feature (interior lamps)
The battery saver feature turns off the lamps 30 minutes after the
ignition has been turned to the 1 (off) position.
• If the dome lamps are turned on using the panel dimmer control, the
battery saver will turn off them off 30 minutes after the ignition has
been turned to the 1 (off) position.
• If the courtesy lamps are turned on because one of the vehicle doors
was opened, the battery saver will turn them off 10 minutes after the
ignition has been turned to the 1 (off) position.
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BULB REPLACEMENT
Lamp assembly condensation
Exterior lamps are vented to accommodate normal changes in pressure.
Condensation can be a natural by-product of this design. When moist air
enters the lamp assembly through the vents, there is a possibility that
condensation can occur when the temperature is cold. When normal
condensation occurs, a thin film of mist can form on the interior of the
lens. The thin mist eventually clears and exits through the vents during
normal operation. Clearing time may take as long as 48 hours under dry
weather conditions.
Examples of acceptable condensation are:
• Presence of thin mist (no streaks, drip marks or droplets)
• Fine mist covers less than 50% of the lens
Examples of unacceptable moisture (usually caused by a lamp water
leak) are:
• Water puddle inside the lamp
• Large water droplets, drip marks or streaks present on the interior of
the lens
Take your vehicle to a dealer for service if any of the above conditions of
unacceptable moisture are present.
Using the right bulbs
Replacement bulbs are specified in the chart below. Headlamp bulbs
must be marked with an authorized “D.O.T.” for North America and an
“E” for Europe to ensure lamp performance, light brightness and pattern
and safe visibility. The correct bulbs will not damage the lamp assembly
or void the lamp assembly warranty and will provide quality bulb burn
time.
Function
Headlamp (low beam)
Headlamp (high beam)
Headlamp (park/turn)
Number of bulbs
1
1
1
Headlamp (side
marker)
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H11B
HB3-9005LL
3157A
(amber)
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Number of bulbs
Trade number
4-door rear bodyside
1
3157K
lamp
(park/turn/sidemarker)
4-door rear deck lamp
1
921
(backup)
5-door rear lamp
2
3157K
(stop/reverse)
5-door rear lamp
1
3157A
(turn)
(amber)
License plate lamp
1
W5W
* High-mount brake
1
LED
lamp
Interior lamp
1
W6W
Reading lamp
1
W5W
Luggage compartment
1
W5W
lamp
To replace all instrument panel lights - see your authorized dealer.
All replacement bulbs are clear in color, except where noted.
* To replace these lamps, see your authorized dealer.
Replacing interior bulbs
Check the operation of all bulbs frequently.
Replacing exterior bulbs
Check the operation of all the bulbs frequently.
Replacing bulbs
Note: Before changing bulb, verify the corresponding fuse is not blown.
The low beam headlamps, high beam headlamps, front turn signals and
side marker lamps are located in the lamp assembly and can be replaced
individually by removing the lamp assembly as a unit.
Removing the front lamp assembly
Note: The front lamp assembly must be removed in order to replace
bulbs.
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1. Make sure the headlamp control
is in the off position, then open the
hood.
2. Remove the screws and pushpin
holding the lamp assembly (1).
(Driver side shown)
3. Detach the lamp harness clips
from the lamp assembly and
disconnect the electrical connectors
(2).
4. Remove the lamp assembly (3).
Note: When lamp is removed, you
will hear a clicking sound.
5. Reverse the procedure to install
the lamp assembly.
1
2
3
Note: When installing the front
lamp assembly, the front flange must
be placed under the fascia. Ensure
that the bottom tab gets placed into
the white clip.
Replacing the low beam headlamps
Note: The low beam headlamp is the outboard lamp.
Note: Never hold a bulb by the glass. This is particularly valid for
halogen bulbs as the intensity of the light may be reduced if the hands
touch the bulb. If the glass has been handled, clean it with alcohol.
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1. Remove the bulb cover.
2. Turn the bulb holder
counterclockwise and remove it.
3. Disconnect the electrical connector.
4. Reverse the procedure to install the new bulb.
Replacing the high beam headlamps
Note: The high beam headlamp is the inboard lamp.
Note: Never hold a bulb by the glass. This is particularly valid for
halogen bulbs as the intensity of the light may be reduced if the hands
touch the bulb. If the glass has been handled, clean it with alcohol.
1. Remove the bulb cover.
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2. Turn the bulb holder
counterclockwise and remove it.
3. Disconnect the electrical connector.
4. Reverse the procedure to install the new bulb.
Replacing the park/turn signals
1. Turn the bulb holder
counterclockwise and remove it.
2. Remove the bulb from the bulb
holder.
3. Reverse the procedure to install the new bulb.
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Replacing the side marker lamps
1. Turn the bulb holder clockwise
and remove it.
2. Remove the bulb from the bulb
holder.
3. Reverse the procedure to install the new bulb.
Replacing the signal indicator mirror bulbs (if equipped)
For bulb replacement, see your authorized dealer.
Replacing the rear lamps (5-door)
1. Open the liftgate.
2. Remove the screws holding the
lamp assembly.
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Replacing the rear stop lamp (5-door)
1. Turn the bulb holder
counterclockwise and remove it.
2. Remove the bulb from the holder.
3. Reverse the procedure to install the new bulb.
Replacing the reverse signal rear lamp (5-door)
1. Turn the bulb holder
counterclockwise and remove it.
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2. Remove the bulb from the holder.
3. Reverse the procedure to install the new bulb.
Replacing the turn signal rear lamp (5-door)
1. Turn the bulb holder
counterclockwise and remove it.
2. Remove the bulb from the holder.
3. Reverse the procedure to install the new bulb.
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Replacing bodyside rear lamp bulb (4-door)
1. Open the deck lid and remove the interior bodyside carpet.
2. Turn the bulb holder
3
counterclockwise and remove it (2).
2
3. Remove the bulb (3) from the
holder.
4. Reverse the procedure to install the new bulb.
Replacing the decklid mounted reverse lamp bulb (4-door)
1. Open the deck lid and remove its interior carpet.
2. Turn the bulb holder
counterclockwise and remove it (2).
3
2
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3. Remove the bulb (3) from the
holder.
4. Reverse the procedure to install the new bulb.
5. Reinstall the carpet.
Replacing the license plate lamps
1. Carefully release the spring clip
(1).
2. Remove the lamp (2).
3. Remove the bulb (3).
2
3
1
Replacing the high-mounted brake lamp
For replacement, see your authorized dealer.
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WINDSHIELD WIPERS
Move the lever down for a single
wipe.
For intermittent operation,
move control up one position and
adjust the rotary control to the
desired speed.
For normal operation, move
control up two positions and up three positions for high-speed wiping.
Windshield washer
To activate the windshield washer, press the windshield washer
control in. Release control to stop washer fluid spray. The wipers will
operate for a short time after the wash is turned off.
Note: Do not operate the washer when the washer reservoir is empty.
This may cause the washer pump to overheat. Check the washer fluid
level frequently. Do not operate the wipers when the windshield is dry.
This may scratch the glass, damage the wiper blades and cause the wiper
motor to burn out. Before operating the wiper on a dry windshield,
always use the windshield washer. In freezing weather, be sure the wiper
blades are not frozen to the windshield before operating the wipers.
Rear window wiper/washer (if equipped)
Wiper
Pull the lever towards you for intermittent wiping.
Washer
Pull the lever farther to operate the washer. The wiper will operate
for a short time and will activate once more after pausing to clear the
windshield.
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TILT/TELESCOPE STEERING WHEEL
To adjust the steering wheel:
1. Pull the lever down to unlock the
steering column.
2. While the lever is in the down
position, move the steering wheel
up or down and in or out until you
find the desired position.
3. While holding the steering wheel
in place, pull the lever up to its
original position to lock the steering
column.
WARNING: Never adjust the steering wheel when the vehicle is
moving.
CENTER CONSOLE
Your vehicle has a variety of console features. These include:
• Front cupholders
• Rear cupholder insert
• Coin holders
WARNING: Use only soft cups in the cupholder. Hard objects
can injure you in a collision.
AUXILIARY POWER POINT (12V DC)
Power outlet is designed for accessory plugs only. Do not insert
any other object in the power outlet as this will damage the
outlet and blow the fuse. Do not hang any type of accessory or
accessory bracket from the plug. Improper use of the power
outlet can cause damage not covered by your warranty.
The auxiliary power points can be found in the following locations:
• On the rear of the center console
• On the instrument panel (if equipped)
Do not use the power point for operating the cigarette lighter element (if
equipped).
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To prevent the fuse from being blown, do not use the power point(s)
over the vehicle capacity of 12V DC/180W. If the power point or cigar
lighter socket is not working, a fuse may have blown. Refer to Fuses and
relays in the Roadside Emergencies chapter for information on
checking and replacing fuses.
To have full capacity usage of your power point, the engine is required to
be running to avoid unintentional discharge of the battery. To prevent
the battery from being discharged:
• do not use the power point longer than necessary when the engine is
not running,
• do not leave battery chargers, video game adapters, computers and
other devices plugged in overnight or when the vehicle is parked for
extended periods.
Always keep the power point caps closed when not being used.
POWER WINDOWS (IF EQUIPPED)
WARNING: Do not leave children unattended in the vehicle and
do not let children play with the power windows. They may
seriously injure themselves.
WARNING: When closing the power windows, you should verify
they are free of obstructions and ensure that children and/or
pets are not in the proximity of the window openings.
Press and pull the window switches
to open and close windows.
• Press down (to the first detent)
and hold the switch to open.
• Pull up (to the first detent) and
hold the switch to close.
Rear Window Buffeting: When one or both of the rear windows are
open, the vehicle may demonstrate a wind throb or buffeting noise. This
noise can be alleviated by lowering a front window approximately
2–3 inches (5–8 cm).
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One-touch up or down (driver’s window only)
This feature allows the driver’s window to open or close fully without
holding the control down.
To operate one-touch down, press the switch completely down to the
second detent and release quickly. The window will open fully.
Momentarily press the switch to any position to stop the window
operation.
To operate one-touch up, pull the switch completely up to the second
detent and release quickly. The window will close fully. Momentarily
press the switch to any position to stop the window operation.
Bounce-back (driver’s window only)
When an obstacle has been detected in the window opening as the
window is moving upward, the window will automatically move down and
stop at a predetermined position.
Overriding the bounce-back feature
To override this protection function when there is a resistance, e.g. in
the winter, proceed as follows:
1. Close the window twice until it reaches the resistance and let it
reverse.
2. Close the window a third time to the resistance. The bounce-back
function is disabled and you cannot close the window automatically. The
window will override the resistance and you can close it fully.
3. If the window does not close after the third attempt, contact your
authorized dealer as soon as possible.
Resetting the bounce-back feature
WARNING: The bounce-back function is deactivated until you
have reset the memory.
After the battery has been disconnected from the vehicle you must reset
the bounce-back memory:
1. Pull up the switch and hold until the window is fully closed then
release the switch.
2. Pull up the switch again for one more second.
3. Press and hold the switch until the window is fully open, then release
the switch.
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4. Pull up the switch and hold until the window is fully closed.
5. Open the window and try to close it automatically.
6. Reset and repeat procedure if the window does not close
automatically.
Window lock
The window lock feature allows only
the driver and front passenger to
operate the power windows.
To lock out all window controls (except the driver’s and front
passenger’s) press the control. Press it again to restore the window
controls.
Note: The rear window switches will not illuminate when the window
control is in the locked position.
Accessory delay
With accessory delay, the window switches, audio system and moon roof
(if equipped) may be used for up to 10 minutes after the ignition switch
is turned off or until either front door is opened.
INTERIOR MIRROR
The interior rear view mirror has two pivot points on the support arm
which lets you adjust the mirror up or down and from side to side.
WARNING: Do not adjust the mirror while the vehicle is in
motion.
Automatic dimming interior rear view mirror (if equipped)
The interior rear view mirror has an auto-dimming function. The
electronic day/night mirror will change from the normal (high reflective)
state to the non-glare (darkened) state when bright lights (glare) reach
the mirror. When the mirror detects bright light from behind the vehicle,
it will automatically adjust (darken) to minimize glare.
The mirror will automatically return to the normal state whenever the
vehicle is placed in R (Reverse) to ensure a bright clear view when
backing up.
Do not block the sensors on the front and back of the interior
rear view mirror since this may impair proper mirror
performance.
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Note: A rear center passenger and/or raised rear center headrest (if
equipped) may also block the light from reaching the sensor.
Do not clean the housing or glass of any mirror with harsh
abrasives, fuel or other petroleum-based cleaning products.
EXTERIOR MIRRORS
Power side view mirrors (if equipped)
WARNING: Do not adjust the mirror while the vehicle is in
motion.
To adjust your mirrors:
1. Rotate the control clockwise to
adjust the right mirror and rotate
the control counterclockwise to
adjust the left mirror.
2. Move the control in the direction
you wish to tilt the mirror.
3. Return to the center position to lock mirrors in place.
Blind spot mirrors
Your vehicle is equipped with blind spot mirrors. Refer to Blind spot
mirrors in the Driving chapter.
Heated outside mirrors (if equipped)
Both mirrors are heated
automatically to remove ice, mist
and fog when the rear window
defrost is activated.
Do not remove ice from the
mirrors with a scraper or
attempt to readjust the mirror
glass if it is frozen in place.
These actions could cause damage to the glass and mirrors.
Do not clean the housing or glass of any mirror with harsh
abrasives, fuel or other petroleum-based cleaning products.
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Signal indicator mirrors (if equipped)
When the turn signal is activated,
the outer portion of the appropriate
mirror housing will blink.
This provides an additional warning
to other drivers that your vehicle is
about to turn.
SPEED CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
With speed control set, you can maintain a set speed without keeping
your foot on the accelerator pedal.
WARNING: Do not use the speed control in heavy traffic or on
roads that are winding, slippery or unpaved.
Using speed controls
The speed controls are located on the steering wheel. The following
buttons work with speed control:
SET+: Press to set a speed or to
increase a set speed.
CAN (Cancel)/RES (Resume):
Press to cancel or resume a set
speed.
SET–: Press to decrease a set
speed.
OFF: Press to turn speed control off.
ON: Press to turn speed control on.
Setting speed control
To set speed control:
4. Press and release ON.
5. Accelerate to the desired speed.
6. Press and release SET+.
7. Take your foot off the accelerator pedal.
8. The indicator
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Note:
• Vehicle speed may vary momentarily when driving up and down a
steep hill.
• If the vehicle speed increases above the set speed on a downhill, you
may want to apply the brakes to reduce the speed.
• If the vehicle speed decreases more than 10 mph (16 km/h) below
your set speed on an uphill, your speed control will disengage.
Disengaging speed control
To disengage speed control, tap the brake pedal or clutch pedal (if
equipped) or press CAN.
Disengaging the speed control will not erase the previous set speed.
Note: When you use the clutch pedal to disengage the speed control,
the engine speed may briefly increase, this is normal.
Resuming a set speed
Press and release RES. This will automatically return the vehicle to the
previously set speed.
Increasing speed while using speed control
To increase the set speed:
• Press and hold SET+ until you get to the desired speed, then release.
You can also use SET+ to operate the tap-up function. Press and
release SET+ to increase the vehicle set speed in 1 mph (1.6 km/h)
increments.
• Use the accelerator pedal to get to the desired speed then press and
release SET+.
Reducing speed while using speed control
To reduce the set speed:
• Press and hold SET– until you get to the desired speed, then release.
You can also use SET– to operate the tap-down function. Press and
release SET– to decrease the vehicle set speed in 1 mph (1.6 km/h)
increments.
• Press the brake pedal or the clutch pedal (if equipped) until the
desired vehicle speed is reached then press SET+.
Turning off speed control
To turn off the speed control, press OFF or turn off the ignition.
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Note: When you turn off the speed control or the ignition, your speed
control set speed memory is erased.
STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS (IF EQUIPPED)
SYNC姞 system hands free control feature
(located on the
Press
multi-function lever) briefly to use
the voice command feature. You will
hear a tone and LISTENING will
appear in the radio display. Press
to exit voice command.
and hold
Press
hold
to activate phone mode or answer a phone call. Press and
to end a call or exit phone mode.
to scroll through various menus and selections. Press
Press
OK to confirm your selection.
M (Mode): Press repeatedly to scroll through available audio modes.
For further information on the SYNC威 system, refer to the SYNC威
supplement.
MOON ROOF (IF EQUIPPED)
The moon roof control is located on the overhead console.
WARNING: Do not let children play with the moon roof or leave
children unattended in the vehicle. They may seriously hurt
themselves.
WARNING: When closing the moon roof, you should verify that
it is free of obstructions and ensure that children and/or pets are
not in the proximity of the moon roof opening.
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To open the moon roof: Press and
hold the rear of the SLIDE control.
If the sliding shade is closed, it will
open along with the moon roof.
To close the moon roof: Press and
hold the front of the SLIDE control.
To vent the moon roof: Press and
hold the rear of the TILT control.
Press and hold the front of the TILT control to close the moon roof.
The moon roof has a built-in sliding shade that can be manually opened
or closed when the glass panel is shut.
POSITIVE RETENTION FLOOR MAT
WARNING: Do not install additional floor mats on top of the
factory installed floor mats as they may interfere with the
accelerator or the brake pedals.
Position the floor mat so that the
eyelet is over the retention post and
press down to lock in. Make sure
that the mat does not interfere with
the operation of the accelerator or
the brake pedal. To remove the floor
mat, reverse the installation
procedure.
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KEYS
Integrated keyhead transmitters (IKTs) (If equipped)
Your vehicle may be equipped with
two integrated keyhead transmitters
(IKTs). The key blade starts the
vehicle and unlocks/locks all the
doors. The transmitter portion
functions as the remote entry
transmitter.
Your IKTs are programmed to your
vehicle; using a non-programmed
key will not permit your vehicle to
start. If you lose one or both of your IKTs, replacements are available
through your authorized dealer. Standard SecuriLock威 keys without
remote entry transmitter functionality can also be purchased from your
authorized dealer if desired.
Always carry a spare key with you in case of an emergency.
For more information regarding programming replacement IKTs, refer to
the SecuriLock威 passive anti-theft system section later in this chapter.
Note: Your vehicle’s IKTs were
issued with a security tag that
provides important vehicle key cut
information. It is recommended that
you keep the tag in a safe place for
future reference.
Intelligent Access Key (IA key) (if equipped)
Your vehicle may be equipped with
two intelligent access keys which
operate the power locks and the
remote entry system. You have to
have the IA key in the vehicle to
activate the push button start
system.
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The IA key also contains a
removable mechanical key blade
that can be used to unlock the
driver door. To release the
mechanical key blade, press the
release buttons on the edge of the
transmitter and remove the key
blade.
Your IA keys are programmed to
your vehicle. You cannot enter or
start your vehicle with an unprogrammed key. If you lose one or both of
your IA keys, replacements are available from your authorized dealer.
For more information on programming replacement IA keys, refer to the
SecuriLock威 passive anti-theft system section in this chapter.
Note: Your vehicle’s IA backup keys
were issued with a security tag that
provides important vehicle key cut
information. It is recommended that
you keep the tag in a safe place for
future reference.
POWER DOOR LOCKS
The power door lock control is
located on the instrument panel
near the radio.
Press the control to lock/unlock the
doors. When the light on the button
is on it indicates that all doors and
the trunk are locked. When the light
is off it indicates one or more doors
are unlocked.
Rear door unlocking/opening
Pull the interior door release handle twice to unlock/open the rear door.
The first pull unlocks the door and the second pull will unlatch the door.
Smart locks
This feature helps to prevent you from locking yourself out of the
vehicle.
If the interior power door lock control is pressed while the driver or
front passenger door is open with the key in the ignition, all door locks
will lock, and then unlock.
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If both front doors are closed, the vehicle can be locked by any method,
regardless of whether the key is in the ignition or not.
Smart locks for intelligent access keys (IA key) (if equipped)
This feature is intended to prevent you from unintentionally locking your
IA key inside your vehicle’s trunk.
If your vehicle’s perimeter alarm is in the armed state, the smart locks
feature will not allow you to lock your IA key inside the trunk. When the
alarm is armed, if the IA key is detected in the trunk, the trunk lid will
automatically be released when you attempt to close it, as a reminder
that the IA key is inside. If you would like to intentionally lock your IA
key in the trunk of your vehicle, first disarm the perimeter alarm by
unlocking the vehicle, then place the IA key in the trunk, close the
trunk, and rearm your perimeter alarm system by locking the vehicle
with the power door locks. For more information on arming/disarming of
the perimeter alarm system, refer to Perimeter alarm system in this
chapter.
Central locking/unlocking
To centrally lock/unlock all doors (from the driver’s side only) using the
key from the outside when they are closed:
• Turn the key counterclockwise to lock all doors. The turn signal lamps
will flash twice.
• Turn the key clockwise once to unlock the driver’s door or twice to
unlock all doors. The turn signal lamps will flash once.
If the central locking function fails
to operate, the doors can be
individually locked using the key in
the position shown.
On the driver’s side, turn the key
clockwise to lock, and on the
passenger’s side turn the key
counterclockwise to lock.
Delayed Locking
If you try to electrically lock the doors while they are open, they will not
lock until the doors are closed. This feature only works when smart locks
are not active. See Smart locks in this section for more information
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Autolock (if equipped)
The autolock feature will lock all the doors when:
• all doors are closed,
• the ignition is in the on position,
• you shift into any gear putting the vehicle in motion, and
• the vehicle attains a speed greater than 4 mph (7 km/h).
If a door(s) is unlocked, the autolock feature will repeat when:
• the vehicle slows below 4 mph (7 km/h) and then attains a speed
greater than 4 mph (7 km/h).
Autounlock (if equipped)
If the doors have been autolocked, the doors will autounlock only when:
• the ignition is turned to the off or accessory position,
• the driver door is opened within 10 minutes of the ignition being
switched from on to the off or accessory position.
Note: If you use the power door lock button to lock the doors before an
autolock event, the doors will not autounlock.
Deactivating/activating autolock/autounlock
To enable/disable this feature, do the following:
You will have 30 seconds to complete the procedure.
1. Turn the ignition to the on position.
2. Press the power door lock button three times.
3. Turn the ignition to the off position.
4. Press the power door lock button three times.
5. Turn the ignition back to the on position (you will hear a chime
indicating that programming mode has been entered).
Autolock: Once in programming mode, each subsequent short press
(less than 1 second) of the power door lock button will toggle the state
of the autolock feature on and off. A chime will sound to indicate your
selection.
Autounlock: Each subsequent long press each (more than 2 seconds) of
the power door lock button will toggle the state of the autounlock
feature on and off. A chime will sound to indicate your selection.
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CHILDPROOF DOOR LOCKS
• When these locks are set, the
rear doors cannot be opened from
the inside.
• The rear doors can be opened
from the outside when the
childproof door locks are set, but
the doors are unlocked.
The childproof locks are located on
the rear edge of each rear door and
must be set separately for each
door. Setting the lock for one door will not automatically set the lock for
both doors.
• On the driver side, turn counterclockwise to lock and clockwise to
unlock.
• On the passenger side, turn clockwise to lock and counterclockwise to
unlock.
INTERIOR LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT RELEASE ( 4–DOOR ONLY)
Your vehicle is equipped with a mechanical interior luggage compartment
release handle that provides a means of escape for children and adults in
the event they become locked inside the luggage compartment.
Adults are advised to familiarize themselves with the operation and
location of the release handle.
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To open the luggage compartment
door (lid) from within the luggage
compartment, pull the illuminated
“T” shaped handle and push up on
the trunk lid. The handle is
composed of a material that will
glow for hours in darkness following
brief exposure to ambient light.
The “T” shaped handle will be
located either on the luggage
compartment door (lid) or inside
the luggage compartment near the
tail lamps.
WARNING: Keep vehicle
doors and luggage
compartment locked and keep
keys and remote transmitters out
of a child’s reach. Unsupervised
children could lock themselves in
the trunk and risk injury. Children
should be taught not to play in
vehicles.
WARNING: Do not leave children, unreliable adults, or animals
unattended in the vehicle. On hot days, the temperature in the
trunk or vehicle interior can rise very quickly. Exposure of people or
animals to these high temperatures for even a short time can cause
death or serious heat-related injuries, including brain damage. Small
children are particularly at risk.
REMOTE ENTRY SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
FCC ID: LXP-RX4318
IC: 2298A-RX4318
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The Integrated Keyhead Transmitters (IKTs) and Intelligent Access keys
(IA key) comply with part 15 of the FCC rules and with RSS-210 of
Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) This device
must accept any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to
operate the equipment.
Integrated Keyhead
Transmitters
Intelligent Access key
The typical operating range for your transmitter is approximately 66 feet
(20 meters). A decrease in operating range could be caused by:
• weather conditions,
• nearby radio towers,
• structures around the vehicle, or
• other vehicles parked next to your vehicle.
The transmitter allows you to:
• remotely unlock the vehicle doors.
• remotely lock all the vehicle doors.
• remotely open the trunk.
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• arm and disarm the perimeter anti-theft system.
• operate the illuminated entry feature.
The remote entry lock/unlock feature operates in any ignition position
except when the engine is running and vehicle speed is more than 4 mph
(7 km/h).
If there are problems with the remote entry system, make sure to take
ALL integrated keyhead transmitters or intelligent access keys
with you to the authorized dealer in order to aid in troubleshooting the
problem.
Intelligent Access (if equipped)
WARNING: Radio waves from the intelligent access system
transmitters in the vehicle may affect certain implanted medical
devices such as pacemakers or cardiac defibrillators. People having
such implanted medical devices should ask the medical device
manufacturer or their physician whether the intelligent access system
may affect the equipment before coming into close proximity with a
vehicle equipped with intelligent access. Failure to do so may result in
interference with the medical device, which could result in serious
injury.
Your vehicle will allow you to unlock and enter your vehicle without
actively using a key or transmitter. You can use the intelligent access
feature at the driver door, passenger front door or at the trunk. You can
activate the intelligent access feature as long as you have one of your
intelligent access keys within range of the driver door, passenger front
door or the trunk.
Activating intelligent access at
the front doors: If your IA key is
within 3 feet (1 meter) of the
driver’s door or passenger front
door, you can activate your
intelligent access system by pressing
the lock button.
To lock the doors, press the lock
button.
To unlock the doors, press the lock
button again.
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Activating intelligent access at the trunk: If your IA key is within
3 feet (1 meter) of the trunk, you can activate your intelligent access
system by pressing the exterior trunk release button, located above the
license plate. The trunk will release and open.
Refer to the Remote entry system in this section for more details on
how to use the lock, unlock, panic or trunk buttons on the transmitter.
Your intelligent access system uses a radio frequency (RF) signal to
communicate with your vehicle and authorize your vehicle to unlock
when commanded (either by pressing any keyless entry keypad button,
the trunk button, or a button on the transmitter itself). If excessive RF
interference is present in the area, or if your vehicle battery is low, it
may be necessary to mechanically unlock your door. The mechanical key
blade in your IA key can be used to open the driver’s door in this
situation (refer to Intelligent access key in this chapter for more
information on the location and use of the mechanical key blade).
A mechanical key is needed for access if the IA key battery or vehicle
battery is low.
Push button start: Your vehicle is equipped with a push button start
system, which allows you to start your vehicle without using a key. To
operate the push button start system and start your vehicle, your IA key
must be present inside the vehicle, either in the passenger compartment
or in the trunk. Refer to Push button start in the Driving chapter.
Unlocking the doors/two-stage unlock
1. Press
and release to unlock the driver’s door. Note: The interior
lamps will illuminate and the parking lamps will flash.
and release again within three seconds to unlock all the
2. Press
doors.
Two-stage unlock disable
Disabling two-stage unlock allows all vehicle doors to unlock
simultaneously.
Two-stage unlocking may be disabled or re-enabled by simultaneously
and
controls on the transmitter for three seconds.
pressing the
The park lamps will illuminate twice to indicate that two-stage unlock
was enabled or disabled.
Locking the doors
• Press
and release to lock all the doors. If all doors are closed the
turn signal lamps will flash twice.
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Opening the luggage compartment
Press
twice (within 3 seconds) to open the luggage compartment.
Note: This feature will not operate when the engine is running and
vehicle speed is more than 4 mph (7 km/h).
• Ensure that the trunk is closed and latched before driving your
vehicle. Failure to properly latch the trunk may cause objects to fall
out or block the driver’s rear view.
Replacing the battery
The remote entry transmitter uses one coin type three-volt lithium
battery CR2032 or equivalent.
To replace the battery:
Integrated Keyhead Transmitter
(IKT)
1. Carefully insert a flat object (e.g.
a screwdriver) into the recess on
the back of the key and remove the
key blade.
2. Release the retaining clips with a
flat object and separate the two
halves of the transmitter.
3. Carefully pry out the battery with
a flat object. Be careful not to touch
the battery contacts or the printed
circuit board with the flat object.
Note: Please refer to local
regulations when disposing of
transmitter batteries.
4. Insert the new battery with the +
facing upwards.
5. Snap the two halves of the
transmitter back together.
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Intelligent Access key (IA key)
1. Press and hold the push buttons
on the edges of the transmitter to
release the cover. Carefully remove
the cover.
2. Remove the key blade.
2
1
1
3. Twist a flat object in the position
shown to separate the two halves of
the transmitter.
4. Carefully insert a flat object in
the position show to open the
transmitter.
5. Carefully pry out the batter with a flat object.
Note: Please refer to local regulations when disposing of transmitter
batteries.
6. Install a new battery with the + facing downwards.
7. Assemble the two halves of the transmitter back together.
8. Install the key blade.
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Replacing lost remote entry transmitters–integrated keyhead
transmitters (IKTs)
If you would like to have your remote entry transmitter reprogrammed
because you lost one, or would like to buy additional remote entry
transmitters, you can either reprogram them yourself, or take all
remote entry transmitters to your authorized dealer for
reprogramming.
Tips:
• You must have two previously programmed coded keys (keys that
already operate your vehicle’s engine) and the new unprogrammed
key(s) readily accessible.
• If two previously programmed coded keys are not available, you must
take your vehicle to your authorized dealer to have the spare key(s)
programmed.
Please read and understand the entire procedure before you begin.
To reprogram the remote entry transmitters:
1. Insert the first programmed key into the ignition and turn the key
from off to run (maintain the key in run for approximately 3 seconds).
2. Turn the first key to off and remove it from the ignition.
3. Within 10 seconds of turning the key to off, insert a second
programmed key into the ignition and turn the key from off to run
(maintain the key in run for approximately 3 seconds).
4. Turn the second key to off and remove it from the ignition.
5. Within 10 seconds of turning the second key to off, insert the new,
unprogrammed key into the ignition and turn the key from off to run
(maintain the key in run for approximately 3 seconds).
If you would like to program additional key(s) (up to a total of 8 keys
can be programmed), repeat Steps 1 - 5 for each additional key.
6. The Securilock威 passive anti-theft system portion of the key is now
programmed. To program the remote keyless entry functions of the key
follow Steps 1-3 below.
Note: When programming remote keyless entry functions, you will delete
previous programming of all current keys so you must program all the
keys you need every time you do the process.
1. Turn the ignition switch from off to run four times in rapid succession
(within six seconds), with the fourth turn ending in off. If the program
mode is successfully entered , a chime will sound.
Note: If no action is taken within 10 seconds after a transmitter has
been programmed, the programming sequence ends.
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2. Within 10 seconds, press any button on the transmitter to be
programmed. A chime will sound to confirm that the transmitter is
programmed. Repeat this step for each transmitter.
Note: There is NO chime or any other confirmation upon exiting the
programming mode.
3. Exiting the programming mode is accomplished if one of the following
occurs:
• The ignition is turned to run.
• Ten seconds have passed since entering programming mode or since
the last transmitter was programmed.
• The maximum number (eight) of transmitters has been programmed.
Programming spare Intelligent Access Keys (IA keys)
You can not program spare keys for your IA keys if you would like to
program spare key transmitters take all transmitters to your authorized
dealer for reprogramming.
Illuminated entry
The interior lamps illuminate when the remote entry system is used to
unlock and the door and the driver door has been opened.
The illuminated entry system will turn off the interior lights if:
• the ignition switch is turned to the on position, or
• the remote transmitter lock control is pressed with the doors closed,
or
• after 25 seconds of illumination.
Illuminated exit
• When all vehicle doors and the trunk are closed, and the key is
removed from the ignition, the interior lamps and parking lamps will
illuminate.
The lamps will turn off if all the doors and the trunk remain closed and
• the driver’s door is open, or
• the ignition is turned on again.
SECURILOCK姞 PASSIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM
SecuriLock威 passive anti-theft system is an engine immobilization
system. This system is designed to help prevent the engine from being
started unless a coded key programmed to your vehicle is used. The
use of the wrong type of coded key may lead to a “no-start” condition.
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Your vehicle comes with two coded keys; additional coded keys may be
purchased from and programmed by your authorized dealer.
Note: The SecuriLock威 passive anti-theft system is not compatible with
non-Ford aftermarket remote start systems. Use of these systems may
result in vehicle starting problems and a loss of security protection.
Note: Large metallic objects, electronic devices that are used to
purchase gasoline or similar items, or a second coded key on the same
key chain may cause vehicle starting issues. You need to prevent these
objects from touching the coded key while starting the engine. These
objects will not cause damage to the coded key, but may cause a
momentary issue if they are too close to the key when starting the
engine. If a problem occurs, turn the ignition off, remove all objects on
the key chain away from the coded key and restart the engine.
Note: Do not leave a duplicate coded key in the vehicle. Always
take your keys and lock all doors when leaving the vehicle.
Anti-theft indicator
The anti-theft indicator is located in the instrument cluster.
• When the ignition is in the off
position, the indicator will flash
once every two seconds to
indicate the SecuriLock威 system
is functioning as a theft
deterrent.
• When the ignition is in the on position, the indicator will glow for
three seconds, then turn off, to indicate normal system functionality.
If a problem occurs with the SecuriLock威 system, the indicator will flash
rapidly or glow steadily when the ignition is in the on position. If this
occurs, turn the ignition off then back to on to make sure there was no
electronic interference with the programmed key. If the vehicle doesn’t
start, try to start it with the 2nd programmed key and if successful
contact your authorized dealership for key replacement. If the indicator
still flashes rapidly or glows steadily, and the vehicle will not start,
contact your authorized dealer as soon as possible for service.
Automatic arming
The vehicle is armed immediately after switching the ignition to the off
position.
Automatic disarming
Switching the ignition to the on position with a coded key disarms the
vehicle.
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Replacement keys
If your keys are lost or stolen and you don’t have an extra coded key,
you will need to have your vehicle towed to an authorized dealer. The
key codes need to be erased from your vehicle and new coded keys will
need to be programmed.
Replacing coded keys can be very costly. Store an extra programmed key
away from the vehicle in a safe place to help prevent any
inconveniences. Please visit an authorized dealer to purchase additional
spare or replacement keys.
PERIMETER ALARM SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
The perimeter anti-theft system will warn you in the event of an
unauthorized entry to your vehicle.
If there is any potential perimeter anti-theft problem with your vehicle,
ensure ALL remote entry transmitters are taken to the authorized
dealer to aid in troubleshooting.
Arming the system
When armed, this system will respond if unauthorized entry is
attempted. When unauthorized entry occurs, the system will flash the
park/turn lamps and will sound the horn.
The system is ready to arm whenever the key is removed from the
ignition. Either of the following actions will prearm the alarm system:
• Press the lock control on the remote entry transmitter.
• Open a door and press the power door lock control to lock all the
doors, and then close the door.
Disarming the system
You can disarm the system by any of the following actions:
control on your remote entry
• Unlock the doors by pressing the
transmitter.
• Unlock the doors with a key. Turn the key full travel (toward the front
of the vehicle) to ensure the alarm disarms.
• Turn the ignition to the on or start position with a programmed coded
ignition key.
Pressing the power door unlock control within the 20 second pre-armed
mode will return the vehicle to a disarmed state.
Triggering the anti-theft system
The armed system will be triggered if any door, trunk or the hood is
opened without using the key or the remote entry transmitter.
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FRONT SEATING
WARNING: Reclining the seatback can cause an occupant to
slide under the seat’s safety belt, resulting in severe personal
injuries in the event of a collision.
WARNING: Do not pile cargo higher than the seatbacks to
reduce the risk of injury in a collision or sudden stop.
WARNING: Before returning the seatback to its original
position, make sure that cargo or any objects are not trapped
behind the seatback. After returning the seatback to its original
position, pull on the seatback to ensure that it has fully latched. An
unlatched seat may become dangerous in the event of a sudden stop or
collision.
Adjustable head restraints
Your vehicle is equipped with front row outboard head restraints that are
vertically adjustable.
WARNING: To minimize the risk of neck injury in the event of a
crash, the driver and passenger occupants should not sit in
and/or operate the vehicle, until the head restraint is placed in its
proper position. The driver should never adjust the head restraint
while the vehicle is in motion.
The adjustable head restraints
consist of :
• a trimmed energy absorbing foam
and structure (1),
• two steel stems (2),
• a guide sleeve adjust release
button (3),
• and a guide sleeve unlock/remove
button (4).
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To adjust the head restraint, do the following:
1. Adjust the seatback to an upright driving/riding position.
2. Raise the head restraint by pulling up on the head restraint (1).
3. Lower the head restraint by pressing and holding the guide sleeve
adjust release button (3) and pushing down on the head restraint (1).
Properly adjust the head restraint so that the top of the head restraint is
even with the top of your head and positioned as close as possible to the
back of your head. For occupants of extremely tall stature, adjust the
head restraint to its full up position.
WARNING: The adjustable head restraint is a safety device.
Whenever possible it should be installed and properly adjusted
when the seat is occupied.
To remove the adjustable head restraint, do the following:
1. Pull up the head restraint until it reaches the highest adjustment
position.
2. Simultaneously press and hold both the adjust/release button (3) and
the unlock/remove button (4), then pull up on the head restraint.
To reinstall the adjustable head restraint, do the following:
1. Insert the two stems into the guide sleeve collars.
2. Push the head restraint down until it locks.
Properly adjust the head restraint so that the top of the head restraint is
even with the top of your head and positioned as close as possible to the
back of your head. For occupants of extremely tall stature, adjust the
head restraint to its full up position.
WARNING: To minimize the risk of neck injury in the event of a
crash, head restraints must be installed properly.
Adjusting the front manual seat
WARNING: Sitting improperly out of position or with the seat
back reclined too far can take off weight from the seat cushion
and affect the decision of the passenger sensing system, resulting in
serious injury or death in a crash. Always sit upright against your
seatback, with your feet on the floor.
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WARNING: To reduce the risk of possible serious injury: Do not
hang objects off seat back or stow objects in map pocket (if
equipped) when a child is in the front passenger seat. Do not place
objects underneath the front passenger seat or between the seat and
the center console (if equipped). Check the “passenger airbag off” or
“pass airbag off” indicator lamp for proper airbag status. Refer to Front
passenger sensing system chapter for additional details. Failure to
follow these instructions may interfere with the front passenger seat
sensing system.
• Fore-aft adjustment
Pull the lever located under the
front edge of the seat to move the
seat forward or backward.
• Up-down seat adjustment (driver side only)
Pull up on the control to raise the
seat and push down on the control
to lower the seat.
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• Recline adjustment
Lift the control to adjust the angle
of the seatback.
WARNING: Reclining the seatback can cause an occupant to
slide under the seat’s safety belt, resulting in severe personal
injuries in the event of a collision.
Heated seats (if equipped)
WARNING: Persons who are unable to feel pain to the skin
because of advanced age, chronic illness, diabetes, spinal cord
injury, medication, alcohol use, exhaustion, or other physical
conditions, must exercise care when using the seat heater. The seat
heater may cause burns even at low temperatures, especially if used
for long periods of time. Do not place anything on the seat that
insulates against heat, such as a blanket or cushion, because this may
cause the seat heater to overheat. Do not puncture the seat with pins,
needles, or other pointed objects because this may damage the heating
element which may cause the seat heater to overheat. An overheated
seat may cause serious personal injury.
Note: Do not do the following:
• Place heavy objects on the seat
• Operate the seat heater if water or any other liquid is spilled on the
seat. Allow the seat to dry thoroughly.
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To operate the heated seats:
• Press the button located on the
instrument panel to activate.
• Press again to deactivate.
The heated seats will activate when the ignition is in the on position and
the engine is running.
REAR SEATS
Second row head restraints
Your vehicle is equipped with rear seat outboard and center head
restraints that look differently than the front head restraints, but
function similarly.
WARNING: To minimize the risk of neck injury in the event of a
crash, the driver and passenger occupants should not sit in
and/or operate the vehicle, until the head restraint is placed in its
proper position. The driver should never adjust the head restraint
while the vehicle is in motion.
For details about how to raise, lower and remove the second row head
restraints, refer to Adjustable head restraints at the beginning of this
chapter.
Folding down the rear seat
One or both rear seatbacks can be folded down to provide additional
cargo space.
Note: Before lowering the seatbacks, lower, or remove, the outboard
head restraints to the lowest position.
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To lower the seatback(s) from inside the vehicle, do the following:
1. Press the unlock buttons (1)
1
down and hold them there.
2. Push the seatback forward.
3. Stow the safety belt in the belt
stowage clip. This will prevent the
safety belt from getting caught in
the seat latch.
When raising the seatback(s), make sure you hear the seat latch into
place.
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WARNING: Before returning the seatback to its original
position, make sure that cargo or any objects are not trapped
behind the seatback. Make sure that the safety belt is not laying on the
seat latch. After returning the seatback to its original position, pull on
the seatback to ensure that it has fully latched. An unlatched seat may
become dangerous in the event of a sudden stop or collision.
SAFETY RESTRAINTS
Personal Safety System™
The Personal Safety System provides an improved overall level of frontal
crash protection to front seat occupants and is designed to help further
reduce the risk of airbag-related injuries. The system is able to analyze
different occupant conditions and crash severity before activating the
appropriate safety devices to help better protect a range of occupants in
a variety of frontal crash situations.
Your vehicle’s Personal Safety System consists of:
• Driver and passenger dual-stage airbag supplemental restraints.
• Front safety belts with pretensioners, energy management retractors,
and safety belt usage sensors.
• Driver’s seat position sensor.
• Front crash severity sensor.
• Front passenger sensing system.
• “Passenger airbag off” or “pass airbag off” indicator lamp.
• Restraints Control Module (RCM) with impact and safing sensors.
• Restraint system warning light and back-up tone.
• The electrical wiring for the airbags, crash sensor(s), safety belt
pretensioners, front safety belt usage sensors, driver seat position
sensor, and indicator lights.
How does the Personal Safety System work?
The Personal Safety System can adapt the deployment strategy of your
vehicle’s safety devices according to crash severity and conditions. A
collection of crash sensors provides information to the Restraints Control
Module (RCM). During a crash, the RCM may activate the safety belt
pretensioners and/or either none, one, or both stages of the dual-stage
airbag supplemental restraints based on crash severity and conditions.
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The fact that the pretensioners or airbags did not activate for both front
seat occupants in a collision does not mean that something is wrong with
the system. Rather, it means the Personal Safety System determined the
accident conditions (crash severity, belt usage, etc.) were not
appropriate to activate these safety devices. Front airbags are designed
to activate only in frontal and near-frontal collisions, not rollovers,
side-impacts, or rear-impacts unless the collision causes sufficient
longitudinal deceleration.
Driver and passenger dual-stage airbag supplemental restraints
The dual-stage airbags offer the capability to tailor the level of airbag
inflation energy. A lower, less forceful energy level is provided for more
common, moderate-severity impacts. A higher energy level is used for
the most severe impacts. Refer to Airbag supplemental restraints
(SRS) section in this chapter.
Front crash severity sensor
The front crash severity sensor enhances the ability to detect the
severity of an impact. Positioned up front, it provides valuable
information early in the crash event on the severity of the impact. This
allows your Personal Safety System to distinguish between different
levels of crash severity and modify the deployment strategy of the
dual-stage airbags and safety belt pretensioners.
Driver’s seat position sensor
The driver’s seat position sensor allows your Personal Safety System to
tailor the deployment level of the driver dual-stage airbag based on seat
position. The system is designed to help protect smaller drivers sitting
close to the driver airbag by providing a lower airbag output level.
Front passenger sensing system
For airbags to do their job they must inflate with great force, and this
force can pose a potentially deadly risk to occupants that are very close
to the airbag when it begins to inflate. For some occupants, like infants
in rear-facing child seats, this occurs because they are initially sitting
very close to the airbag. For other occupants, this occurs when the
occupant is not properly restrained by safety belts or child safety seats
and they move forward during pre-crash braking. The most effective way
to reduce the risk of unnecessary injuries is to make sure all occupants
are properly restrained. Accident statistics suggest that children are
much safer when properly restrained in the rear seating positions than in
the front.
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WARNING: Air bags can kill or injure a child in a child seat.
NEVER place a rear-facing child seat in front of an active air
bag. If you must use a forward-facing child seat in the front seat, move
the seat all the way back.
WARNING: Always transport children 12 years old and under in
a rear seating position and always properly use appropriate child
restraints.
The front passenger sensing system can automatically turn off the
passenger front airbag. The system is designed to help protect small
(child size) occupants from airbag deployments when they are
improperly seated or restrained in the front passenger seat contrary to
proper child-seating or restraint usage recommendations. Even with this
technology, parents are STRONGLY encouraged to always properly
restrain children in the rear seat. The sensor also turns off the airbag
when the passenger seat is empty to prevent unnecessary replacement of
the airbag(s) after a collision.
When the front passenger seat is occupied and the sensing system has
turned off the passenger’s frontal airbag, the “pass airbag off” indicator
will light and stay lit to remind you that the front passenger frontal
airbag is off. See Front passenger sensing system in the Airbag
supplemental restraints (SRS) section of this chapter.
Front safety belt usage sensors
The front safety belt usage sensors detect whether or not the driver and
front outboard passenger safety belts are fastened. This information
allows your Personal Safety System to tailor the airbag deployment and
safety belt pretensioner activation depending upon safety belt usage.
Front outboard safety belt pretensioners
The safety belt pretensioners at the front outboard seating positions are
designed to tighten the safety belts firmly against the occupant’s body
during frontal collisions, and in side collisions when the side air curtain
system activates. This helps increase the effectiveness of the safety belts.
In frontal collisions, the safety belt pretensioners can be activated alone
or, if the collision is of sufficient severity, together with the front airbags.
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Front outboard safety belt energy management retractors
The front safety belt energy management retractors allow webbing to be
pulled out of the retractor in a gradual and controlled manner in
response to the occupant’s forward momentum. This helps reduce the
risk of force-related injuries to the occupant’s chest by limiting the load
on the occupant.
Determining if the Personal Safety System is operational
The Personal Safety System uses a warning light in the instrument
cluster or a backup tone to indicate the condition of the system. Refer to
the Warning lights and chimes section in the Instrument Cluster
chapter. Routine maintenance of the Personal Safety System is not
required.
The Restraints Control Module (RCM) monitors its own internal circuits
and the circuits for the airbag supplemental restraints, crash sensor(s),
safety belt pretensioners, front safety belt buckle sensors, front
passenger sensing system, and the driver seat position sensor. In
addition, the RCM also monitors the restraints warning light in the
instrument cluster. A difficulty with the system is indicated by one or
more of the following.
• The warning light will either flash or stay lit.
• The warning light will not illuminate immediately after ignition is
turned on.
• A series of five beeps will be heard. The tone pattern will repeat
periodically until the problem and warning light are repaired.
If any of these things happen, even intermittently, have the Personal
Safety System serviced at an authorized dealer immediately. Unless
serviced, the system may not function properly in the event of a
collision.
Safety belt precautions
WARNING: Always drive and ride with your seatback upright
and the lap belt snug and low across the hips.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury, make sure children sit
where they can be properly restrained.
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WARNING: Never let a passenger hold a child on his or her lap
while the vehicle is moving. The passenger cannot protect the
child from injury in a collision.
WARNING: All occupants of the vehicle, including the driver,
should always properly wear their safety belts, even when an air
bag supplemental restraint system (SRS) is provided.
WARNING: It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area,
inside or outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people riding in
these areas are more likely to be seriously injured or killed. Do not
allow people to ride in any area of your vehicle that is not equipped
with seats and safety belts. Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a
seat and using a safety belt properly.
WARNING: In a rollover crash, an unbelted person is
significantly more likely to die than a person wearing a seat belt.
WARNING: Each seating position in your vehicle has a specific
safety belt assembly which is made up of one buckle and one
tongue that are designed to be used as a pair. 1) Use the shoulder belt
on the outside shoulder only. Never wear the shoulder belt under the
arm. 2) Never swing the safety belt around your neck over the inside
shoulder. 3) Never use a single belt for more than one person.
WARNING: When possible, all children 12 years old and under
should be properly restrained in a rear seating position.
WARNING: Front and rear seat occupants, including pregnant
women, should wear safety belts for optimum protection in an
accident.
Combination lap and shoulder belts
The front outboard and rear safety restraints in the vehicle are
combination lap and shoulder belts.
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1. Insert the belt tongue into the
proper buckle (the buckle closest to
the direction the tongue is coming
from) until you hear a snap and feel
it latch. Make sure the tongue is
securely fastened in the buckle.
2. To unfasten, press the release
button and remove the tongue from
the buckle.
Restraint of pregnant women
WARNING: Always ride and drive with your seatback upright
and the safety belt properly fastened. The lap portion of the
safety belt should fit snug and be positioned low across the hips. The
shoulder portion of the safety belt should be positioned across the
chest. Pregnant women should also follow this practice. See figure
below.
Pregnant women should always
wear their safety belt. The lap belt
portion of a combination lap and
shoulder belt should be positioned
low across the hips below the belly
and worn as tight as comfort will
allow. The shoulder belt should be
positioned to cross the middle of
the shoulder and the center of the
chest.
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Safety Belt Locking Modes
All safety restraints in the vehicle are combination lap and shoulder
belts. The driver safety belt has the first locking mode and the front
outboard passenger and rear seat safety belts have both types of locking
modes described as follows:
Vehicle sensitive mode
This is the normal retractor mode, which allows free shoulder belt length
adjustment to your movements and locking in response to vehicle
movement. For example, if the driver brakes suddenly or turns a corner
sharply, or the vehicle receives an impact of approximately 5 mph
(8 km/h) or more, the combination safety belts will lock to help reduce
forward movement of the driver and passengers.
In addition, the retractor is designed to lock if the webbing is pulled out
too quickly. If this occurs, let the belt retract slightly and pull webbing
out again in a slow and controlled manner.
Automatic locking mode
In this mode, the shoulder belt is automatically pre-locked. The belt will
still retract to remove any slack in the shoulder belt. The automatic
locking mode is not available on the driver safety belt.
When to use the automatic locking mode
This mode should be used any time a child safety seat, except a
booster, is installed in passenger front or rear seating positions. Children
12 years old and under should be properly restrained in a rear seating
position whenever possible. Refer to Safety restraints for children or
Safety seats for children later in this chapter.
How to use the automatic locking mode
• Buckle the combination lap and
shoulder belt.
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• Grasp the shoulder portion and
pull downward until the entire
belt is pulled out.
• Allow the belt to retract. As the belt retracts, you will hear a clicking
sound. This indicates the safety belt is now in the automatic locking
mode.
How to disengage the automatic locking mode
Disconnect the combination lap/shoulder belt and allow it to retract
completely to disengage the automatic locking mode and activate the
vehicle sensitive (emergency) locking mode.
WARNING: After any vehicle collision, the safety belt system at
all passenger seating positions must be checked by an authorized
dealer to verify that the “automatic locking retractor” feature for child
seats is still functioning properly. In addition, all safety belts should be
checked for proper function.
WARNING: BELT AND RETRACTOR ASSEMBLY MUST BE
REPLACED if the safety belt assembly “automatic locking
retractor” feature or any other safety belt function is not operating
properly when checked by an authorized dealer. Failure to replace the
belt and retractor assembly could increase the risk of injury in
collisions.
Safety belt extension assembly
If the safety belt is too short when fully extended, there is an 8 inch
(20 cm) safety belt extension assembly that can be added (part number
611C22). This assembly can be obtained from an authorized dealer.
Use only extensions manufactured by the same supplier as the safety
belt. Manufacturer identification is located at the end of the webbing on
the label. Also, use the safety belt extension only if the safety belt is too
short for you when fully extended.
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WARNING: Do not use extensions to change the fit of the
shoulder belt across the torso.
Safety belt height adjustment
Your vehicle has safety belt height
adjustments at the front outboard
seating positions. Adjust the height
of the shoulder belt so the belt rests
across the middle of your shoulder.
To adjust the shoulder belt height,
pull the button and slide the height
adjuster down. Release the button
and pull down on the height
adjuster to make sure it is locked in
place. To adjust the belt upward, slide the adjuster up. Pull down on the
height adjuster to make sure it is locked in place.
WARNING: Position the safety belt height adjusters so that the
belt rests across the middle of your shoulder. Failure to adjust
the safety belt properly could reduce the effectiveness of the safety
belt and increase the risk of injury in a collision.
Safety belt warning light and indicator chime
The safety belt warning light illuminates in the instrument cluster and a
chime sounds to remind the occupants to fasten their safety belts.
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Conditions of operation
If...
The driver’s safety belt is not
buckled before the ignition
switch is turned to the on
position...
The driver’s safety belt is
buckled while the indicator
light is illuminated and the
warning chime is sounding...
The driver’s safety belt is
buckled before the ignition
switch is turned to the on
position...
Then...
The safety belt warning light
illuminates 1-2 minutes and the
warning chime sounds 4-8 seconds.
The safety belt warning light and
warning chime turn off.
The safety belt warning light and
indicator chime remain off.
Belt-Minder姞
The Belt-Minder威 feature is a supplemental warning to the safety belt
warning function. This feature provides additional reminders by
intermittently sounding a chime and illuminating the safety belt warning
light in the instrument cluster when the driver’s and front passenger’s
safety belt is unbuckled.
The Belt-Minder威 feature uses information from the front passenger
sensing system to determine if a front seat passenger is present and
therefore potentially in need of a warning. To avoid activating the
Belt-Minder威 feature for objects placed in the front passenger seat,
warnings will only be given to large front seat occupants as determined
by the front passenger sensing system.
Both the driver’s and passenger’s safety belt usages are monitored and
either may activate the Belt-Minder威 feature. The warnings are the same
for the driver and the front passenger. If the Belt-Minder威 warnings have
expired (warnings for approximately five minutes) for one occupant
(driver or front passenger), the other occupant can still activate the
Belt-Minder威 feature.
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If...
The driver’s and front
passenger’s safety belts are
buckled before the ignition
switch is turned to the on
position or less than
1-2 minutes have elapsed since
the ignition switch has been
turned to on...
The driver’s or front
passenger’s safety belt is not
buckled when the vehicle has
reached at least 6 mph
(9.7 km/h) and 1-2 minutes
have elapsed since the ignition
switch has been turned to on...
The driver’s or front
passenger’s safety belt becomes
unbuckled for approximately
one minute while the vehicle is
traveling at least 6 mph
(9.7 km/h) and more than
1-2 minutes have elapsed since
the ignition switch has been
turned to on...
Then...
The Belt-Minder威 feature will not
activate.
The Belt-Minder威 feature is activated
- the safety belt warning light
illuminates and the warning chime
sounds for six seconds every
30 seconds, repeating for
approximately five minutes or until
the safety belts are buckled.
The Belt-Minder威 feature is activated
- the safety belt warning light
illuminates and the warning chime
sounds for six seconds every
30 seconds, repeating for
approximately five minutes or until
the safety belts are buckled.
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The following are reasons most often given for not wearing safety belts
(All statistics based on U.S. data):
Reasons given...
“Crashes are rare events”
“I’m not going far”
“Belts are uncomfortable”
“I was in a hurry”
“Safety belts don’t work”
“Traffic is light”
“Belts wrinkle my clothes”
“The people I’m with don’t
wear belts”
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Consider...
36700 crashes occur every day. The
more we drive, the more we are
exposed to “rare” events, even for
good drivers. 1 in 4 of us will be
seriously injured in a crash during
our lifetime.
3 of 4 fatal crashes occur within 25
miles (40 km) of home.
We design our safety belts to enhance
comfort. If you are uncomfortable try different positions for the safety
belt upper anchorage and seatback
which should be as upright as
possible; this can improve comfort.
Prime time for an accident.
Belt-Minder威 reminds us to take a few
seconds to buckle up.
Safety belts, when used properly,
reduce risk of death to front seat
occupants by 45% in cars, and by
60% in light trucks.
Nearly 1 of 2 deaths occur in
single-vehicle crashes, many when
no other vehicles are around.
Possibly, but a serious crash can do
much more than wrinkle your clothes,
particularly if you are unbelted.
Set the example, teen deaths occur 4
times more often in vehicles with
TWO or MORE people. Children and
younger brothers/sisters imitate
behavior they see.
Seating and Safety Restraints
Reasons given...
“I have an airbag”
“I’d rather be thrown clear”
Consider...
Airbags offer greater protection when
used with safety belts. Frontal airbags
are not designed to inflate in rear and
side crashes or rollovers.
Not a good idea. People who are
ejected are 40 times more likely
to DIE. Safety belts help prevent
ejection, WE CAN’T “PICK OUR
CRASH”.
WARNING: Do not sit on top of a buckled safety belt or insert a
latchplate into the buckle to avoid the Belt-Minder威 chime. To
do so may adversely affect the performance of the vehicle’s airbag
system.
Deactivating/activating the Belt-Minder姞 feature (if equipped)
The driver and front passenger Belt-Minder威 are
deactivated/activated independently. When deactivating/activating
one seating position, do not buckle the other position as this will
terminate the process.
Read Steps 1 - 4 thoroughly before proceeding with the
deactivation/activation programming procedure.
Note: The driver and front passenger Belt-Minder威 features must be
disabled/enabled separately. Both cannot be disable/enabled during the
same key cycle.
The driver and front passenger Belt-Minder威 features can be
deactivated/activated by performing the following procedure:
Before following the procedure, make sure that:
• The parking brake is set
• The gearshift is in P (Park) (automatic transmission) and in neutral
(manual transmission)
• The ignition is off
• The driver and front passenger safety belts are unbuckled
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WARNING: While the design allows you to deactivate your
Belt-Minder威, this system is designed to improve your chances of
being safely belted and surviving an accident. We recommend you
leave the Belt-Minder威 system activated for yourself and others who
may use the vehicle. To reduce the risk of injury, do not
deactivate/activate the Belt-Minder威 feature while driving the vehicle.
1. Turn the ignition on. DO NOT START THE ENGINE.
2. Wait until the safety belt warning light turns off (approximately one
minute).
• Step 3 must be completed within 30 seconds after the safety belt
warning light turns off.
3. For the seating position being disabled, buckle then unbuckle the
safety belt three times at a moderate speed, ending in the unbuckled
state.
• After Step 3, the safety belt warning light will be turned on for three
seconds.
4. Within approximately seven seconds of the light turning off, buckle
then unbuckle the safety belt.
• This will disable the Belt-Minder feature for that seating position if it
is currently enabled. As confirmation, the safety belt warning light will
flash four times per second for three seconds.
• This will enable the Belt-Minder威 feature for that seating position if it
is currently disabled. As confirmation, the safety belt warning light will
flash four times per second for three seconds, followed by three
seconds with the light off, then followed by the safety belt warning
light flashing one time per second for three seconds again.
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AIRBAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS)
The supplemental restraint system is designed to work with the safety
belt to help protect the driver and right front passenger from certain
upper body injuries.
WARNING: Airbags DO NOT inflate slowly or gently, and the
risk of injury from a deploying airbag is the greatest close to the
trim covering the airbag module.
Important SRS precautions
The SRS is designed to work with
the safety belt to help protect the
driver and right front passenger
from certain upper body injuries.
Airbags DO NOT inflate slowly;
there is a risk of injury from a
deploying airbag.
WARNING: All occupants of the vehicle, including the driver,
should always properly wear their safety belts, even when an air
bag supplemental restraint system (SRS) is provided.
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WARNING: When possible, all children 12 years old and under
should be properly restrained in a rear seating position.
WARNING: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
(NHTSA) recommends a minimum distance of at least 10 inches
(25 cm) between an occupant’s chest and the driver airbag module.
WARNING: Never place your arm over the airbag module as a
deploying airbag can result in serious arm fractures or other
injuries.
To properly position yourself away from the airbag:
• Move your seat to the rear as far as you can while still reaching the
pedals comfortably.
• Recline the seat slightly one or two degrees from the upright position.
WARNING: Do not put anything on or over the airbag module.
Placing objects on or over the airbag inflation area may cause
those objects to be propelled by the airbag into your face and torso
causing serious injury.
WARNING: Do not attempt to service, repair, or modify the
airbag supplemental restraint systems or its fuses. Contact your
authorized dealer as soon as possible.
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Children and airbags
Children must always be properly
restrained. Accident statistics
suggest that children are safer when
properly restrained in the rear
seating positions than in the front
seating position. Failure to follow
these instructions may increase the
risk of injury in a collision.
WARNING: Airbags can kill
or injure a child in a child
seat. NEVER place a rear-facing
child seat in front of an active
airbag. If you must use a
forward-facing child seat in the
front seat, move the seat all the
way back.
How does the safety belt pretensioner and airbag supplemental
restraint system work?
The safety belt pretensioner and
airbag SRS are designed to activate
when the vehicle sustains
longitudinal deceleration sufficient
to cause the sensors to close an
electrical circuit that initiates
pretensioner activation and airbag
inflation.
The fact that the pretensioners and
airbags did not activate in a collision
does not mean that something is
wrong with the system. Rather, it means the forces were not of the type
sufficient to cause activation. Front airbags are designed to activate in
frontal and near-frontal collisions, not rollover, side-impact, or
rear-impacts unless the collision causes sufficient longitudinal
deceleration.
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The airbags inflate and deflate
rapidly upon activation. After airbag
deployment, it is normal to notice a
smoke-like, powdery residue or
smell the burnt propellant. This may
consist of cornstarch, talcum
powder (to lubricate the bag) or
sodium compounds (e.g., baking
soda) that result from the
combustion process that inflates the
airbag. Small amounts of sodium
hydroxide may be present which
may irritate the skin and eyes, but
none of the residue is toxic.
While the system is designed to help
reduce serious injuries, contact with
a deploying airbag may also cause abrasions, swelling or temporary
hearing loss. Because airbags must inflate rapidly and with considerable
force, there is the risk of death or serious injuries such as fractures,
facial and eye injuries or internal injuries, particularly to occupants who
are not properly restrained or are otherwise out of position at the time
of airbag deployment. Thus, it is extremely important that occupants be
properly restrained as far away from the airbag module as possible while
maintaining vehicle control.
WARNING: Several air bag system components get hot after
inflation. Do not touch them after inflation.
WARNING: If the air bag has deployed, the air bag will not
function again and must be replaced immediately. If the air
bag is not replaced, the unrepaired area will increase the risk of injury
in a collision.
The SRS consists of:
• driver and passenger airbag modules (which include the inflators and
airbags)
• seat-mounted side airbags. Refer to Seat-mounted side airbag system
later in this chapter
• safety belt pretensioners
• one or more impact and safing sensors
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• a readiness light and tone
• and the electrical wiring which connects the components
• Side curtain airbag system. Refer to Side curtain airbag system later
in this chapter.
• Front passenger sensing system. Refer to Front passenger sensing
system later in this chapter.
• “Passenger airbag off” or “pass airbag off” indicator lamp. Refer to
Front passenger sensing system later in this chapter.
• Driver’s side knee airbag module.
The diagnostic module monitors its own internal circuits and the
supplemental airbag electrical system wiring (including the impact
sensors), the system wiring, the airbag system readiness light, the airbag
backup power, the airbag ignitors and safety belt pretensioners.
Knee airbag system (driver’s side only)
The knee airbag is located under the instrument panel. The system
works along with the driver’s front airbag to help reduce injury to the
legs. When the driver’s airbag activates in a collision, the knee airbag
deploys from under the instrument panel.
As with front and side airbags, it is important to be properly seated and
restrained to reduce the risk of death or serious injury.
Front passenger sensing system
The front passenger sensing system is designed to meet the regulatory
requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 208
and is designed to disable (will not inflate) the front passenger’s frontal
airbag under certain conditions.
The front passenger sensing system works with sensors that are part of
the front passenger’s seat and safety belt. The sensors are designed to
detect the presence of a properly seated occupant and determine if the
front passenger’s frontal airbag should be enabled (may inflate) or
disabled (will not inflate).
The front passenger sensing system will disable (will not inflate) the
front passenger’s frontal airbag if:
• the front passenger seat is unoccupied, or has small/medium objects in
the front seat,
• the system determines that an infant is present in a rear-facing infant
seat that is installed according to the manufacturer’s instructions,
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• the system determines that a small child is present in a forward-facing
child restraint that is installed according to the manufacturer’s
instructions,
• the system determines that a small child is present in a booster seat,
• a front passenger takes his/her weight off of the seat for a period of
time,
• a child or a small person occupies the front passenger seat.
Note: When the passenger airbag off light is illuminated, the passenger
(seat mounted) side airbag may be disabled to avoid the risk of airbag
deployment injuries.
The front passenger sensing system
uses a ⬙passenger airbag off⬙ or
⬙pass airbag off⬙ indicator which will
illuminate and stay lit to remind you
that the front passenger frontal
airbag is disabled. The indicator
lamp is located at the bottom central portion of the instrument panel
below the Hazard warning indicator and above the climate controls.
Note: The indicator lamp will illuminate for a short period of time when
the ignition is turned to the on position to confirm it is functional.
When the front passenger seat is not occupied (empty seat) or in the
event that the front passenger frontal airbag is enabled (may inflate), the
indicator lamp will be unlit.
The front passenger sensing system is designed to disable (will not
inflate) the front passenger’s frontal airbag when a rear facing infant
seat, a forward-facing child restraint, or a booster seat is detected.
• When the front passenger sensing system disables (will not inflate)
the front passenger frontal airbag, the indicator lamp will illuminate
and stay lit to remind you that the front passenger frontal airbag is
disabled.
• If the child restraint has been installed and the indicator lamp is not
lit, then turn the vehicle off, remove the child restraint from the
vehicle and reinstall the restraint following the child restraint
manufacturer’s instructions.
The front passenger sensing system is designed to enable (may inflate)
the front passenger’s frontal airbag anytime the system senses that a
person of adult size is sitting properly in the front passenger seat.
• When the front passenger sensing system enables the front passenger
frontal airbag (may inflate), the indicator will be unlit and stay unlit.
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If a person of adult size is sitting in the front passenger’s seat, but the
⬙passenger airbag off⬙ or ⬙pass airbag off⬙ indicator lamp is lit, it is
possible that the person isn’t sitting properly in the seat. If this happens:
• Turn the vehicle off and ask the person to place the seatback in the
full upright position.
• Have the person sit upright in the seat, centered on the seat cushion,
with the person’s legs comfortably extended.
• Restart the vehicle and have the person remain in this position for
about two minutes. This will allow the system to detect that person
and enable the passenger’s frontal airbag.
• If the indicator lamp remains lit even after this, the person should be
advised to ride in the rear seat.
Occupant
Pass Airbag Off
Indicator Lamp
Unlit
Lit
Empty seat
Small child in child
safety seat or booster
Small child with safety Lit
belt buckled or
unbuckled
Adult
Unlit
Passenger Airbag
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Enabled
WARNING: Even with Advanced Restraints Systems, children
12 and under should be properly restrained in a rear seating
position.
After all occupants have adjusted their seats and put on safety belts, it’s
very important that they continue to sit properly. A properly seated
occupant sits upright, leaning against the seat back, and centered on the
seat cushion, with their feet comfortably extended on the floor. Sitting
improperly can increase the chance of injury in a crash event. For
example, if an occupant slouches, lies down, turns sideways, sits forward,
leans forward or sideways, or puts one or both feet up, the chance of
injury during a crash is greatly increased.
WARNING: Sitting improperly out of position or with the seat
back reclined too far can take off weight from the seat cushion
and affect the decision of the front passenger sensing system, resulting
in serious injury or death in a crash.
Always sit upright against your seatback, with your feet on the floor.
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The front passenger sensing system may detect small or medium objects
placed on the seat cushion. For most objects that are in the front
passenger seat, the passenger airbag will be disabled. Even though the
passenger airbag is disabled, the ⬙pass airbag off⬙ lamp may or may not
be illuminated according to the table below.
Objects
Pass Airbag Off
Indicator Lamp
Unlit
Small (i.e. three-ring
binder, small purse,
bottled water)
Medium (i.e. heavy
Lit
briefcase, fully packed
luggage)
Empty seat, or small
Lit
to medium object with
safety belt buckled
Passenger Airbag
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
If you think that the status of the passenger airbag off indicator lamp is
incorrect, check for the following:
• Objects lodged underneath the seat
• Objects between the seat cushion and the center console (if
equipped)
• Objects hanging off the seat back
• Objects stowed in the seatback map pocket (if equipped)
• Objects placed on the occupant’s lap
• Cargo interference with the seat
• Other passengers pushing or pulling on the seat
• Rear passenger feet and knees resting or pushing on the seat
The conditions listed above may cause the weight of a properly seated
occupant to be incorrectly interpreted by the passenger sensing system.
The person in the front passenger seat may appear heavier or lighter due
to the conditions described in the list above.
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WARNING: To reduce the risk of possible serious injury:
Do not stow objects in seat back map pocket (if equipped) or
hang objects off seat back if a child is in the front passenger seat.
Do not place objects underneath the front passenger seat or between
the seat and the center console (if equipped).
Check the “passenger airbag off” or “pass airbag off” indicator lamp for
proper airbag Status.
Failure to follow these instructions may interfere with the passenger
seat sensing system.
In case there is a problem with the
front passenger sensing system, the
airbag readiness lamp in the
instrument cluster will stay lit.
If the airbag readiness lamp is lit, do the following:
The driver and/or adult passengers should check for any objects that
may be lodged underneath the front passenger seat or cargo interfering
with the seat.
If objects are lodged and/or cargo is interfering with the seat; please take
the following steps to remove the obstruction:
• Pull the vehicle over.
• Turn the vehicle off.
• Driver and/or adult passengers should check for any objects lodged
underneath the front passenger seat or cargo interfering with the seat.
• Remove the obstruction(s) (if found).
• Restart the vehicle.
• Wait at least two minutes and verify that the airbag readiness lamp is
no longer illuminated
• If the airbag readiness lamp remains illuminated, this may or may/not
be a problem due to the front passenger sensing system.
DO NOT attempt to repair or service the system; take your vehicle
immediately to an authorized dealer.
If it is necessary to modify an advanced front airbag system to
accommodate a person with disabilities, contact the Ford Customer
Relationship Center at the phone number shown in the Customer
Assistance section of this owner’s guide.
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WARNING: Any alteration/modification to the front passenger
seat may affect the performance of the front passenger sensing
system.
Determining if the system is operational
The supplemental restraint system uses a warning indicator light in the
instrument cluster or a backup tone to indicate the condition of the
system. Refer to the Warning lights and chimes section in the
Instrument Cluster chapter. Routine maintenance of the airbag is not
required.
A difficulty with the system is indicated by one or more of the following:
• The readiness light (same light
for front and side airbag system)
will either flash or stay lit.
• The readiness light will not
illuminate immediately after ignition is turned on.
• A series of five beeps will be heard. The tone pattern will repeat
periodically until the problem and/or light are repaired.
If any of these things happen, even intermittently, have the supplemental
restraint system serviced at an authorized dealer immediately. Unless
serviced, the system may not function properly in the event of a
collision.
Seat-mounted side airbag system
WARNING: Do not place objects or mount equipment on or
near the airbag cover on the side of the seatbacks of the front
seats or in front seat areas that may come into contact with a
deploying airbag. Failure to follow these instructions may increase the
risk of personal injury in the event of a collision.
WARNING: Do not use accessory seat covers. The use of
accessory seat covers may prevent the deployment of the side
airbags and increase the risk of injury in an accident.
WARNING: Do not lean your head on the door. The side airbag
could injure you as it deploys from the side of the seatback.
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WARNING: Do not attempt to service, repair, or modify the
airbag SRS, its fuses or the seat cover on a seat containing an
airbag. Contact your authorized dealer as soon as possible.
WARNING: All occupants of the vehicle should always wear
their safety belts even when an airbag SRS is provided.
How does the side airbag system work?
The design and development of the side airbag system included
recommended testing procedures that were developed by a group of
automotive safety experts known as the Side Airbag Technical Working
Group. These recommended testing procedures help reduce the risk of
injuries related to the deployment of side airbags.
The side airbag system consists of
the following:
• An inflatable bag (airbag) with an
inflator concealed behind the
outboard bolster of the driver and
front passenger seatbacks.
• A special seat cover designed to
allow airbag deployment.
• The same warning light,
electronic control and diagnostic
unit as used for the front airbags.
• Crash sensors located on the
front doors and C pillars (one
sensor on each pillar on each side
of the vehicle).
Side airbags, in combination with
safety belts, can help reduce the risk of severe injuries in the event of a
significant side impact collision.
The side airbags are fitted on the outboard side of the seatbacks of the
front seats. In certain lateral collisions, the airbag on the side affected by
the collision will be inflated. The airbag was designed to inflate between
the door panel and occupant to further enhance the protection provided
occupants in side impact collisions.
The airbag SRS is designed to activate when the vehicle sustains lateral
deceleration sufficient to cause the sensors to close an electrical circuit
that initiates airbag inflation.
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The fact that the airbags did not inflate in a collision does not mean that
something is wrong with the system. Rather, it means the forces were
not of the type sufficient to cause activation. Side airbags are designed
to inflate in side-impact collisions, not roll-over, rear-impact, frontal or
near-frontal collisions, unless the collision causes sufficient lateral
deceleration.
WARNING: Several air bag system components get hot after
inflation. Do not touch them after inflation.
WARNING: If the side
airbag has deployed, the
airbag will not function again.
The side airbag system
(including the seat) must be
inspected and serviced by an
authorized dealer. If the airbag
is not replaced, the unrepaired
area will increase the risk of injury
in a collision.
Side-curtain airbag system
WARNING: Do not place
objects or mount equipment
on or near the headliner at the
siderail that may come into
contact with a deploying side air
curtain. Failure to follow these
instructions may increase the risk
of personal injury in the event of a
collision.
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WARNING: Do not place objects or mount equipment on or
near the side air curtain cover.
WARNING: Do not lean your head on the door. The side airbag
could injure you as it deploys from the seat.
WARNING: Do not attempt to service, repair, or modify the side
air curtain system, its fuses, the A, B, or C pillar trim, or the
headliner on a vehicle containing a side air curtain. See your
authorized dealer.
WARNING: All occupants of the vehicle, including the driver,
should always wear their safety belts even when an inflatable
curtain is provided.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury, do not obstruct or
place objects in the deployment zone of the inflatable curtain.
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How does the side air curtain system work?
The design and development of the
side air curtain system included
recommended testing procedures
that were developed by a group of
automotive safety experts known as
the Side Airbag Technical Working
Group. These recommended testing
procedures help reduce the risk of
injuries related to the deployment of
side airbags (including side air
curtain systems).
The side air curtain system consists
of the following:
• An inflatable curtain with a gas
generator concealed behind the
headliner and above the doors.
• The headliner will flex to open
above the side doors to allow air
curtain deployment.
• The same warning light, electronic control and diagnostic unit as used
for the front airbags.
• Two pressure sensors located in the front doors.
• Two crash sensors located on the rocker panel between the “C” pillar.
Side air curtains and side airbags, in combination with safety belts, can
help reduce the risk of severe injuries in the event of a significant side
impact collision.
Children 12 years old and under should always be properly restrained in
the rear seats. The side air curtain will not interfere with children
restrained using a properly installed child or booster seat because it is
designed to inflate downward from the headliner above the doors along
the side window openings.
The side air curtains are mounted to the sheet metal above the first and
second row seats. In certain lateral collisions, the air curtain and
seat-mounted side airbag on the side affected by the collision will be
inflated, except that the passenger sensing system will deactivate the
passenger seat-mounted side airbag if it detects an empty unbuckled
passenger seat. The air curtain was designed to inflate between the side
window area and occupant to further enhance the head protection
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provided to occupants in side impact collisions. The seat-mounted side
airbag was designed to inflate between the door panel and occupant to
further enhance the protection provided occupants in side impact
collisions.
The side air curtain system SRS is designed to activate when the vehicle
sustains lateral deceleration sufficient to cause the sensors to close an
electrical circuit that initiates air curtain and seat-mounted side airbag
inflation.
The fact that the side air curtain and seat-mounted side airbag did not
inflate in a collision does not mean that something is wrong with the
system. Rather, it means the forces were not of the type sufficient to
cause activation. The side air curtain system is designed to inflate in side
impact collisions, not roll-over, rear impact, frontal or near-frontal
collisions, unless the collision causes sufficient lateral deceleration.
WARNING: Several air bag system components get hot after
inflation. Do not touch them after inflation.
WARNING: If the side air
curtain has deployed, the
air curtain will not function
again. The side air curtain
system (including the A, B and
C pillar trim and headliner)
must be inspected and serviced
by an authorized dealer. If the
air curtain is not replaced, the
unrepaired area will increase the
risk of injury in a collision.
Determining if the system is operational
The SRS uses a readiness light in the instrument cluster or a tone to
indicate the condition of the system. Refer to Warning lights and
chimes in the Instrument Cluster chapter. Routine maintenance of the
side airbag is not required.
A difficulty with the system is indicated by one or more of the following:
• The readiness light (same light as for front airbag system) will either
flash or stay lit.
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• The readiness light will not illuminate immediately after ignition is
turned on.
• A series of five beeps will be heard. The tone pattern will repeat
periodically until the problem and/or light are repaired.
If any of these things happen, even intermittently, have the SRS serviced
at your authorized dealer immediately. Unless serviced, the system may
not function properly in the event of a collision.
SOS Post-Crash Alert System™
The system flashes the turn signal lamps and sounds the horn
(intermittently) in the event of a serious impact that deploys an airbag
(front, side, side curtain or Safety Canopy威) or the safety belt
pretensioners.
The horn and lamps will turn off when:
• the hazard control button is pressed, or
• the vehicle runs out of power.
Disposal of airbags and airbag equipped vehicles (including
pretensioners)
Contact your authorized dealer as soon as possible. Airbags MUST BE
disposed of by qualified personnel.
SAFETY RESTRAINTS FOR CHILDREN
See the following sections for directions on how to properly use safety
restraints for children. Also see Airbag supplemental restraint system
(SRS) in this chapter for special instructions about using airbags.
Important child restraint precautions
WARNING: Always make sure your child is secured properly in
a device that is appropriate for their height, age and weight.
Child safety restraints must be purchased separately from the vehicle.
Failure to follow these instructions and guidelines may result in an
increased risk of serious injury or death to your child.
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WARNING: All children are shaped differently. The
Recommendations for Safety Restraints are based on probable
child height, age and weight thresholds from NHTSA and other safety
organizations or are the minimum requirements of law. Ford
recommends checking with a NHTSA Certified Child Passenger Safety
Technician (CPST) and consult your pediatrician to make sure your
child seat is appropriate for your child, and is compatible with and
properly installed in the vehicle. To locate a child seat fitting station
and CPST contact the NHTSA toll free at 1-888-327-4236 or on the
internet at http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov. In Canada, check with your local
St. John Ambulance office for referral to a CPST or for further
information, contact your provincial ministry of transportation, your
local St. John Ambulance office at http://www.sfa.ca, or Transport
Canada at 1–800–333–0371 (http://www.tc.gc.ca). Failure to properly
restrain children in safety seats made especially for their height, age,
and weight may result in an increased risk of serious injury or death to
your child.
Recommendations for Safety Restraints for Children
Recommended
Child size, height, weight, or age
restraint type
Infants or Children weighing 40 lb (18 kg) or less Use a child safety
toddlers
(generally age four or younger)
seat (sometimes
called an infant
carrier,
convertible seat,
or toddler seat).
Small
Children who have outgrown or no
Use a
belt-positioning
children
longer properly fit in a child safety
seat (generally children who are less
booster seat.
than 4 feet 9 inches (1.45 meters) tall,
are greater than age four (4) and less
than age twelve (12), and between
40 lb (18 kg) and 80 lb (36 kg) and
upward to 100 lb (45 kg) if
recommended by your child restraint
manufacturer)
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Recommendations for Safety Restraints for Children
Recommended
Child size, height, weight, or age
restraint type
Larger
Children who have outgrown or no
Use a vehicle
children
longer properly fit in a belt-positioning safety belt having
booster seat (generally children who
the lap belt snug
and low across
are at least 4 feet 9 inches
(1.45 meters) tall or greater than 80 lb the hips, shoulder
belt centered
(36 kg) or 100 lb (45 kg) if
recommended by child restraint
across the
manufacturer)
shoulder and
chest, and
seatback upright.
• You are required by law to properly use safety seats for infants and
toddlers in the U.S. and Canada.
• Many states and provinces require that small children use approved
booster seats until they reach age eight, a height of 4 ft 9 in.
(1.45 meters) tall, or 80 lb (36 kg). Check your local and state or
provincial laws for specific requirements regarding the safety of
children in your vehicle.
• When possible, always properly restrain children twelve (12) years of
age and under in a rear seating position of your vehicle. Accident
statistics suggest that children are safer when properly restrained in
the rear seating positions than in a front seating position.
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Recommendations for attaching child safety restraints for children
Restraint
Type
Rear
facing
child seat
Forward
facing
child seat
Forward
facing
child seat
Use any attachment method as indicated
below by “X”
LATCH LATCH Safety Safety
Safety
(lower (lower
belt
belt and belt
Child anchors anchors and
LATCH
only
Weight and
only)
top
(lower
top
tether anchors
tether
anchor and top
anchor)
tether
anchor)
Up to
48 lb
X
X
(21 kg)
Up to
48 lb
X
X
X
(21 kg)
Over
48 lb
X
X
(21 kg)
WARNING: Airbags can kill or injure a child in a child seat.
NEVER place a rear-facing child seat in front of an active airbag.
If you must use a forward-facing child seat in the front seat, move the
vehicle seat all the way back. When possible, all children age 12 and
under should be properly restrained in a rear seating position. If all
children cannot be seated and restrained properly in a rear seating
position, properly restrain the largest child in the front seat.
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WARNING: Always carefully follow the instructions and
warnings provided by the manufacturer of any child restraint to
determine if the restraint device is appropriate for your child’s size,
height, weight, or age. Follow the child restraint manufacturer’s
instructions and warnings provided for installation and use in
conjunction with the instructions and warnings provided by the vehicle
manufacturer. A safety seat that is improperly installed or utilized, is
inappropriate for your child’s height, age, or weight or does not
properly fit the child may increase the risk of serious injury or death.
WARNING: Never let a passenger hold a child on his or her lap
while the vehicle is moving. The passenger cannot protect the
child from injury in a collision, which may result in serious injury or
death.
WARNING: Never use pillows, books, or towels to boost a child.
They can slide around and increase the likelihood of injury or
death in a collision.
WARNING: Always restrain an unoccupied child seat or booster
seat. These objects may become projectiles in a collision or
sudden stop, which may increase the risk of serious injury.
WARNING: Never place, or allow a child to place, the shoulder
belt under a child’s arm or behind the back because it reduces
the protection for the upper part of the body and may increase the risk
of injury or death in a collision.
WARNING: Do not leave children, unreliable adults, or pets
unattended in your vehicle.
Transporting children
Always make sure your child is secured properly in a device that is
appropriate for their age, height and weight. All children are shaped
differently. The child height, age and weight thresholds provided are
recommendations or the minimum requirements of law. The National
Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) provides education and
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training to ensure that all children ages 0 to 16 are properly restrained in
the correct restraint system. Ford recommends checking with a NHTSA
Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) and your
pediatrician to make sure your seat is appropriate for your child and
properly installed in the vehicle. To locate a child seat fitting station and
CPST contact the NHTSA toll free at 1-888-327-4236 or on the internet
at http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov. In Canada, check with your local St. John
Ambulance office for referral to a CPST or for further information,
contact your provincial ministry of transportation, your local St. John
Ambulance office at http://www.sfa.ca, or Transport Canada at
1–800–333–0371 (http://www.tc.gc.ca).
Follow all the safety restraint and airbag precautions that apply to adult
passengers in your vehicle.
If the child is the proper height, age, and weight (as specified by your
child safety seat or booster manufacturer), fits the restraint and can be
restrained properly, then restrain the child in the child safety seat or
with the belt-positioning booster. Remember that child seats and
belt-positioning boosters vary and may be designed to fit children of
different heights, ages and weights. Children who are too large for child
safety seats or belt-positioning boosters (as specified by your child safety
seat manufacturer) should always properly wear safety belts.
SAFETY SEATS FOR CHILDREN
Infant and/or toddler seats
Use a safety seat that is recommended for the size and weight of the
child.
When installing a child safety seat:
• Review and follow the information
presented in the Airbag
supplemental restraint system
(SRS) section in this chapter.
• Carefully follow all of the
manufacturer’s instructions
included with the safety seat you
put in your vehicle. If you do not
install and use the safety seat
properly, the child may be injured
in a sudden stop or collision.
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Airbags can kill or injure a child in a child seat. NEVER place a
rear-facing child seat in front of an active airbag. If you must use a
forward-facing child seat in the front seat, move the vehicle seat all the
way back.
Children 12 and under should be properly restrained in a rear seating
position whenever possible. If all children cannot be seated and
restrained properly in a rear seating position, properly restrain the
largest child in the front seat.
Installing child safety seats with combination lap and shoulder
belts
Check to make sure the child seat is properly secured before each use.
Children 12 and under should be properly restrained in a rear seating
position whenever possible. If all children cannot be seated and
restrained properly in a rear seating position, properly restrain the
largest child in the front seat.
When installing a child safety seat with combination lap/shoulder belts:
• Use the correct safety belt buckle for that seating position.
• Insert the belt tongue into the proper buckle until you hear a snap
and feel it latch. Make sure the tongue is securely fastened in the
buckle.
• Keep the buckle release button pointing up and away from the safety
seat, with the tongue between the child seat and the release button,
to prevent accidental unbuckling.
• Place vehicle seat back in upright position.
• Put the safety belt in the automatic locking mode. Refer to step 5
below. This vehicle does not require the use of a locking clip.
WARNING: Depending on where you secure a child restraint,
and depending on the child restraint design, you may block
access to certain safety belt buckle assemblies and/or LATCH lower
anchors, rendering those features potentially unusable. To avoid risk of
injury, occupants should only use seating positions where they are able
to be properly restrained.
Perform the following steps when installing the child seat with
combination lap/shoulder belts:
Note: Although the child seat illustrated is a forward facing child seat,
the steps are the same for installing a rear facing child seat.
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1. Position the child safety seat in a
seat with a combination lap and
shoulder belt.
2. Pull down on the shoulder belt
and then grasp the shoulder belt
and lap belt together.
3. While holding the shoulder and
lap belt portions together, route the
tongue through the child seat
according to the child seat
manufacturer’s instructions. Be sure
the belt webbing is not twisted.
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4. Insert the belt tongue into the
proper buckle (the buckle closest to
the direction the tongue is coming
from) for that seating position until
you hear a snap and feel the latch
engage. Make sure the tongue is
latched securely by pulling on it.
5. To put the retractor in the
automatic locking mode, grasp the
shoulder portion of the belt and pull
downward until all of the belt is
pulled out.
Note: The automatic locking mode
is available on the front passenger
and rear seats. This vehicle does not
require the use of a locking clip.
6. Allow the belt to retract to remove slack. The belt will click as it
retracts to indicate it is in the automatic locking mode.
7. Try to pull the belt out of the retractor to make sure the retractor is
in the automatic locking mode (you should not be able to pull more belt
out). If the retractor is not locked, unbuckle the belt and repeat Steps 5
and 6.
8. Remove remaining slack from the
belt. Force the seat down with extra
weight, e.g., by pressing down or
kneeling on the child restraint while
pulling up on the shoulder belt in
order to force slack from the belt.
This is necessary to remove the
remaining slack that will exist once
the additional weight of the child is
added to the child restraint. It also
helps to achieve the proper
snugness of the child seat to the
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vehicle. Sometimes, a slight lean towards the buckle will additionally help
to remove remaining slack from the belt.
9. Attach the tether strap (if the child seat is equipped). Refer to
Attaching child safety seats with tether straps later in this chapter.
10. Before placing the child in the
seat, forcibly move the seat forward
and back to make sure the seat is
securely held in place. To check
this, grab the seat at the belt path
and attempt to move it side to side
and forward and back. There should
be no more than 1 inch (2.5 cm) of
movement for proper installation.
11. Ford recommends checking with a NHTSA Certified Child Passenger
Safety Technician (CPST) to make certain the child restraint is properly
installed. In Canada, check with your local St. John Ambulance office for
referral to a CPST.
Attaching child safety seats with Lower Anchor and Tethers for
CHildren (LATCH) attachments
The LATCH system is composed of three vehicle anchor points: two (2)
lower anchors located where the vehicle seat back and seat cushion meet
(called the “seat bight”) and one (1) top tether anchor located behind
that seating position.
LATCH compatible child safety seats have two rigid or webbing mounted
attachments that connect to the two lower anchors at the LATCH
equipped seating positions in your vehicle. This type of attachment
method eliminates the need to use safety belts to attach the child seat,
however the safety belt can still be used to attach the child seat. For
forward-facing child seats, the top tether strap must also be attached to
the proper top tether anchor, if a top tether strap has been provided
with your child seat. Ford Motor Company recommends the use of a
child safety seat having a top tether strap. See Attaching child safety
seats with tether straps and Recommendations for attaching safety
restraints for children in this chapter for more information.
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Your vehicle has LATCH lower
anchors for child seat installation at
the seating positions marked with
the child seat symbol.
The LATCH anchors are located at
the rear section of the rear seat
between the cushion and seatback.
Follow the child seat manufacturer’s
instructions to properly install a
child seat with LATCH attachments.
Follow the instructions on attaching child safety seats with tether straps.
Refer to Attaching child safety seats with tether straps later in this
chapter.
Attach LATCH lower attachments of the child seat only to the anchors
shown.
WARNING: Never attach two child safety seats to the same
anchor. In a crash, one anchor may not be strong enough to hold
two child safety seat attachments and may break, causing serious
injury or death.
WARNING: Depending on where you secure a child restraint,
and depending on the child restraint design, you may block
access to certain safety belt buckle assemblies and/or LATCH lower
anchors, rendering those features potentially unusable. To avoid risk of
injury, occupants should only use seating positions where they are able
to be properly restrained.
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Use of inboard lower anchors from the outboard seating positions
(center seating use)
The lower anchors at the center of the second row rear seat are spaced
390 mm (15 inches) apart. The standardized spacing for LATCH lower
anchors is 280 mm (11 inches) center to center. A child seat with rigid
LATCH attachments cannot be installed at the center seating position.
LATCH compatible child seats (with attachments on belt webbing) can
only be used at this seating position provided that the child seat
manufacturer’s instructions permit use with the anchor spacing stated.
Do not attach a child seat to any lower anchor if an adjacent child seat is
attached to that anchor.
WARNING: The standardized spacing for LATCH lower anchors
is 280 mm (11 inches) center to center. Do not use LATCH
lower anchors for the center seating position unless the child seat
manufacturer’s instructions permit and specify using anchors spaced at
least as far apart as those in this vehicle.
Each time you use the safety seat, check that the seat is properly
attached to the lower anchors and tether anchor, if applicable. Tug the
child seat from side to side and forward and back where it is secured to
the vehicle. The seat should move less than one inch when you do this
for a proper installation.
If the safety seat is not anchored properly, the risk of a child being
injured in a crash greatly increases.
Combining safety belt and LATCH lower anchors for attaching
child safety seats
When used in combination, either the safety belt or the LATCH lower
anchors may be attached first, provided a proper installation is achieved.
Attach the tether strap afterward, if included with the child seat. Refer
to Recommendations for attaching child safety restraints for children
in this chapter.
Attaching child safety seats with tether straps
Many forward-facing child safety seats include a tether strap which
extends from the back of the child safety seat and hooks to an anchoring
point called the top tether anchor. Tether straps are available as an
accessory for many older safety seats. Contact the manufacturer of your
child seat for information about ordering a tether strap, or to obtain a
longer tether strap if the tether strap on your safety seat does not reach
the appropriate top tether anchor in the vehicle.
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The rear seats of your vehicle are equipped with built-in tether strap
anchors located behind the seats as described below.
Four door: The tether anchors in your vehicle are located under a cover
marked with the tether anchor symbol (shown with title).
Five door: The tether anchors in your vehicle are located on the back
panel of the rear seat, marked with the tether anchor symbol (shown
with title).
The tether strap anchors in your
vehicle are in the following positions
(shown from top view):
Attach the tether strap only to the appropriate tether anchor as shown.
The tether strap may not work properly if attached somewhere other
than the correct tether anchor.
Once the child safety seat has been installed using either the safety belt,
the lower anchors of the LATCH system, or both, you can attach the top
tether strap.
If you install a child seat with rigid LATCH attachments, do not tighten
the tether strap enough to lift the child seat off the vehicle seat cushion
when the child is seated in it. Keep the tether strap just snug without
lifting the front of the child seat. Keeping the child seat just touching the
vehicle seat gives the best protection in a severe crash.
Perform the following steps to install a child safety seat with tether
anchors:
Four door
1. Route the child safety seat tether strap over the back of the seat.
For outboard seating positions, route the tether strap under the head
restraint and between the head restraint posts. For the center seating
positions, route the tether strap over the top of the head restraint.
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2. Locate the correct anchor for the
selected seating position.
3. Open the tether anchor cover.
4. Clip the tether strap to the
anchor as shown.
If the tether strap is clipped
incorrectly, the child safety seat may
not be retained properly in the
event of a collision.
5. Tighten the child safety seat
tether strap according to the
manufacturer’s instructions.
If the safety seat is not anchored properly, the risk of a child being
injured in a collision greatly increases.
If your child restraint system is equipped with a tether strap, and the
child restraint manufacturer recommends its use, Ford also recommends
its use.
Five door
1. Route the child safety seat tether strap over the back of the seat.
For outboard seating positions, route the tether strap under the head
restraint and between the head restraint posts. For the center seating
position, route the tether strap over the top of the head restraint.
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2. Locate the correct anchor for the
selected seating position.
3. Clip the tether strap to the
anchor as shown.
If the tether strap is clipped
incorrectly, the child safety seat may
not be retained properly in the
event of a collision.
4. Tighten the child safety seat tether strap according to the
manufacturer’s instructions.
If the safety seat is not anchored properly, the risk of a child being
injured in a collision greatly increases.
If your child restraint system is equipped with a tether strap, and the
child restraint manufacturer recommends its use, Ford also recommends
its use.
Child booster seats
The belt-positioning booster (booster seat) is used to improve the fit of
the vehicle safety belt. Children outgrow a typical child seat (e.g.,
convertible or toddler seat) when they weigh about 40 lb (18 kg) and are
around four (4) years of age. Consult your child safety seat owner guide
for the weight, height, and age limits specific to your child safety seat.
Keep your child in the child safety seat if it properly fits the child,
remains appropriate for their weight, height and age AND if properly
secured to the vehicle.
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Although the lap/shoulder belt will provide some protection, children
who have outgrown a typical child seat are still too small for lap/shoulder
belts to fit properly, and wearing an improperly fitted vehicle safety belt
could increase the risk of serious injury in a crash. To improve the fit of
both the lap and shoulder belt on children who have outgrown child
safety seats, Ford Motor Company recommends use of a belt-positioning
booster.
Booster seats position a child so that vehicle lap/shoulder safety belts fit
better. They lift the child up so that the lap belt rests low across the hips
and the knees bend comfortably at the edge of the cushion, while
minimizing slouching. Booster seats may also make the shoulder belt fit
better and more comfortably. Try to keep the belt near the middle of the
shoulder and across the center of the chest. Moving the child closer (a
few centimeters or inches) to the center of the vehicle, but remaining in
the same seating position, may help provide a good shoulder belt fit.
When children should use booster seats
Children need to use booster seats from the time they outgrow the
toddler seat until they are big enough for the vehicle seat and
lap/shoulder belt to fit properly. Generally this is when they reach a
height of at least 4 feet 9 inches (1.45 meters) tall (around age eight to
age twelve and between 40 lb (18 kg) and 80 lb (36 kg) or upward to
100 lb (45 kg) if recommended by your child restraint manufacturer).
Many state and provincial laws require that children use approved
booster seats until they reach age eight, a height of 4 feet 9 inches
(1.45 meters) tall, or 80 lb (36 kg).
Booster seats should be used until you can answer YES to ALL of these
questions when seated without a booster seat:
• Can the child sit all the way back
against the vehicle seat back with
knees bent comfortably at the
edge of the seat cushion?
• Can the child sit without
slouching?
• Does the lap belt rest low across the hips?
• Is the shoulder belt centered on the shoulder and chest?
• Can the child stay seated like this for the whole trip?
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Types of booster seats
There are generally two types of belt-positioning booster seats: backless
and high back. Always use booster seats in conjunction with the vehicle
lap/shoulder belt.
• Backless booster seats
If your backless booster seat has a
removable shield, remove the
shield. If a vehicle seating position
has a low seat back or no head
restraint, a backless booster seat
may place your child’s head (as
measured at the tops of the ears)
above the top of the seat. In this
case, move the backless booster
to another seating position with a
higher seat back or head restraint and lap/shoulder belts, or consider
using a high back booster seat.
• High back booster seats
If, with a backless booster seat,
you cannot find a seating position
that adequately supports your
child’s head, a high back booster
seat would be a better choice.
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Children and booster seats vary in size and shape. Choose a booster that
keeps the lap belt low and snug across the hips, never up across the
stomach, and lets you adjust the shoulder belt to cross the chest and
rest snugly near the center of the shoulder. The drawings below compare
the ideal fit (center) to a shoulder belt uncomfortably close to the neck
and a shoulder belt that could slip off the shoulder. The drawings below
also show how the lap belt should be low and snug across the child’s
hips.
If the booster seat slides on the vehicle seat, placing a rubberized mesh
sold as shelf or carpet liner under the booster seat may improve this
condition. Do not introduce any item thicker than this under the booster
seat. Check with the booster seat manufacturer’s instructions.
The importance of shoulder belts
Using a booster without a shoulder belt increases the risk of a child’s
head hitting a hard surface in a collision. For this reason, you should
never use a booster seat with a lap belt only. It is generally best to use a
booster seat with lap/shoulder belts in the back seat.
Move a child to a different seating location if the shoulder belt does not
stay positioned on the shoulder during use.
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Follow all instructions provided by the manufacturer of the booster seat.
WARNING: Never place, or allow a child to place, the shoulder
belt under a child’s arm or behind the back because it reduces
the protection for the upper part of the body and may increase the risk
of injury or death in a collision.
Child restraint and safety belt maintenance
Inspect the vehicle safety belts and child safety seat systems periodically
to make sure they work properly and are not damaged. Inspect the
vehicle and child seat safety belts to make sure there are no nicks, tears
or cuts. Replace if necessary. All vehicle safety belt assemblies, including
retractors, buckles, front safety belt buckle assemblies, buckle support
assemblies (slide bar-if equipped), shoulder belt height adjusters (if
equipped), shoulder belt guide on seatback (if equipped), child safety
seat LATCH and tether anchors, and attaching hardware, should be
inspected after a collision. Refer to the child restraint manufacturer’s
instructions for additional inspection and maintenance information
specific to the child restraint. Ford Motor Company recommends that all
safety belt assemblies in use in vehicles involved in a collision be
replaced. However, if the collision was minor and an authorized dealer
finds that the belts do not show damage and continue to operate
properly, they do not need to be replaced. Safety belt assemblies not in
use during a collision should also be inspected and replaced if either
damage or improper operation is noted.
For proper care of soiled safety belts, refer to Interior in the Cleaning
chapter.
WARNING: Failure to inspect and if necessary replace the
safety belt assembly or child restraint system under the above
conditions could result in severe personal injuries in the event of a
collision.
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INFORMATION ABOUT UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADING
Tire Quality Grades apply to new
pneumatic passenger car tires. The
Quality grades can be found where
applicable on the tire sidewall
between tread shoulder and
maximum section width. For
example:
• Treadwear 200 Traction AA Temperature A
These Tire Quality Grades are determined by standards that the United
States Department of Transportation has set.
Tire Quality Grades apply to new pneumatic passenger car tires. They do
not apply to deep tread, winter-type snow tires, space-saver or
temporary use spare tires, light truck or “LT” type tires, tires with
nominal rim diameters of 10 to 12 inches or limited production tires as
defined in Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations Part 575.104(c)(2).
U.S. Department of Transportation-Tire quality grades: The U.S.
Department of Transportation requires Ford Motor Company to give you
the following information about tire grades exactly as the government
has written it.
Treadwear
The treadwear grade is a comparative rating based on the wear rate of
the tire when tested under controlled conditions on a specified
government test course. For example, a tire graded 150 would wear one
and one-half (11⁄2) times as well on the government course as a tire
graded 100. The relative performance of tires depends upon the actual
conditions of their use, however, and may depart significantly from the
norm due to variations in driving habits, service practices, and
differences in road characteristics and climate.
Traction AA A B C
The traction grades, from highest to lowest are AA, A, B, and C. The
grades represent the tire’s ability to stop on wet pavement as measured
under controlled conditions on specified government test surfaces of
asphalt and concrete. A tire marked C may have poor traction
performance.
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WARNING: The traction grade assigned to this tire is based on
straight-ahead braking traction tests, and does not include
acceleration, cornering, hydroplaning or peak traction characteristics.
Temperature A B C
The temperature grades are A (the highest), B and C, representing the
tire’s resistance to the generation of heat and its ability to dissipate heat
when tested under controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory
test wheel. Sustained high temperature can cause the material of the tire
to degenerate and reduce tire life, and excessive temperature can lead to
sudden tire failure. The grade C corresponds to a level of performance
which all passenger car tires must meet under the Federal Motor Vehicle
Safety Standard No. 139. Grades B and A represent higher levels of
performance on the laboratory test wheel than the minimum required by
law.
WARNING: The temperature grade for this tire is established
for a tire that is properly inflated and not overloaded. Excessive
speed, underinflation, or excessive loading, either separately or in
combination, can cause heat buildup and possible tire failure.
TIRES
Tires are designed to give many thousands of miles of service, but they
must be maintained in order to get the maximum benefit from them.
Glossary of tire terminology
• Tire label: A label showing the OE (Original Equipment) tire sizes,
recommended inflation pressure and the maximum weight the vehicle
can carry.
• Tire Identification Number (TIN): A number on the sidewall of
each tire providing information about the tire brand and
manufacturing plant, tire size and date of manufacture. Also referred
to as DOT code.
• Inflation pressure: A measure of the amount of air in a tire.
• Standard load: A class of P-metric or Metric tires designed to carry a
maximum load at 35 psi [37 psi (2.5 bar) for Metric tires]. Increasing
the inflation pressure beyond this pressure will not increase the tire’s
load carrying capability.
• Extra load: A class of P-metric or Metric tires designed to carry a
heavier maximum load at 41 psi [43 psi (2.9 bar) for Metric tires].
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Increasing the inflation pressure beyond this pressure will not increase
the tire’s load carrying capability.
• kPa: Kilopascal, a metric unit of air pressure.
• PSI: Pounds per square inch, a standard unit of air pressure.
• Cold inflation pressure: The tire pressure when the vehicle has
been stationary and out of direct sunlight for an hour or more and
prior to the vehicle being driven for 1 mile (1.6 km).
• Recommended inflation pressure: The cold inflation pressure found
on the Safety Compliance Certification Label or Tire Label located on
the B-Pillar or the edge of the driver’s door.
• B-pillar: The structural member at the side of the vehicle behind the
front door.
• Bead area of the tire: Area of the tire next to the rim.
• Sidewall of the tire: Area between the bead area and the tread.
• Tread area of the tire: Area of the perimeter of the tire that
contacts the road when mounted on the vehicle.
• Rim: The metal support (wheel) for a tire or a tire and tube assembly
upon which the tire beads are seated.
INFLATING YOUR TIRES
Safe operation of your vehicle requires that your tires are properly
inflated. Remember that a tire can lose up to half of its air pressure
without appearing flat.
Every day before you drive, check your tires. If one looks lower than the
others, use a tire gauge to check pressure of all tires and adjust if
required.
At least once a month and before long trips, inspect each tire and check
the tire pressure with a tire gauge (including spare, if equipped). Inflate
all tires to the inflation pressure recommended by Ford Motor Company.
You are strongly urged to buy a reliable tire pressure gauge, as automatic
service station gauges may be inaccurate. Ford recommends the use of a
digital or dial-type tire pressure gauge rather than a stick-type tire
pressure gauge.
Use the recommended cold inflation pressure for optimum tire
performance and wear. Under-inflation or over-inflation may cause
uneven treadwear patterns.
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WARNING: Under-inflation is the most common cause of tire
failures and may result in severe tire cracking, tread separation
or “blowout”, with unexpected loss of vehicle control and increased
risk of injury. Under-inflation increases sidewall flexing and rolling
resistance, resulting in heat buildup and internal damage to the tire. It
also may result in unnecessary tire stress, irregular wear, loss of
vehicle control and accidents. A tire can lose up to half of its air
pressure and not appear to be flat!
Always inflate your tires to the Ford recommended inflation pressure
even if it is less than the maximum inflation pressure information found
on the tire. The Ford recommended tire inflation pressure is found on
the Safety Compliance Certification Label or Tire Label which is located
on the B-Pillar or the edge of the driver’s door. Failure to follow the tire
pressure recommendations can cause uneven treadwear patterns and
adversely affect the way your vehicle handles.
Maximum Permissible Inflation Pressure is the tire manufacturer’s
maximum permissible pressure and/or the pressure at which the
maximum load can be carried by the tire. This pressure is normally
higher than the manufacturer’s recommended cold inflation pressure
which can be found on the Safety Compliance Certification Label or Tire
Label which is located on the B-Pillar or the edge of the driver’s door.
The cold inflation pressure should never be set lower than the
recommended pressure on the Safety Compliance Certification Label or
Tire Label.
When weather temperature changes occur, tire inflation pressures also
change. A 10°F (6°C) temperature drop can cause a corresponding drop
of 1 psi (7 kPa) in inflation pressure. Check your tire pressures
frequently and adjust them to the proper pressure which can be found
on the Safety Compliance Certification Label or Tire Label.
To check the pressure in your tire(s):
1. Make sure the tires are cool, meaning they are not hot from driving
even a mile.
If you are checking tire pressure when the tire is hot, (i.e. driven more
than 1 mile [1.6 km]), never “bleed” or reduce air pressure. The tires are
hot from driving and it is normal for pressures to increase above
recommended cold pressures. A hot tire at or below recommended cold
inflation pressure could be significantly under-inflated.
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Note: If you have to drive a distance to get air for your tire(s), check
and record the tire pressure first and add the appropriate air pressure
when you get to the pump. It is normal for tires to heat up and the air
pressure inside to go up as you drive.
2. Remove the cap from the valve on one tire, then firmly press the tire
gauge onto the valve and measure the pressure.
3. Add enough air to reach the recommended air pressure.
Note: If you overfill the tire, release air by pressing on the metal stem in
the center of the valve. Then recheck the pressure with your tire gauge.
4. Replace the valve cap.
5. Repeat this procedure for each tire, including the spare.
Note: Some spare tires operate at a higher inflation pressure than the
other tires. For T-type/mini-spare tires (see the Dissimilar spare
tire/wheel information section for description): Store and maintain at
60 psi (4.15 bar). For full-size and dissimilar spare tires (see the
Dissimilar spare tire/wheel information section for description): Store
and maintain at the higher of the front and rear inflation pressure as
shown on the Tire Label.
6. Visually inspect the tires to make sure there are no nails or other
objects embedded that could poke a hole in the tire and cause an air
leak.
7. Check the sidewalls to make sure there are no gouges, cuts or bulges.
TIRE CARE
Inspecting your tires and wheel valve stems
Periodically inspect the tire treads for uneven or excessive wear and
remove objects such as stones, nails or glass that may be wedged in the
tread grooves. Check the tire and valve stems for holes, cracks, or cuts
that may permit air leakage and repair or replace the tire and replace
the valve stem. Inspect the tire sidewalls for cracking, cuts, bruises and
other signs of damage or excessive wear. If internal damage to the tire is
suspected, have the tire demounted and inspected in case it needs to be
repaired or replaced. For your safety, tires that are damaged or show
signs of excessive wear should not be used because they are more likely
to blow out or fail.
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Improper or inadequate vehicle maintenance can cause tires to wear
abnormally. Inspect all your tires, including the spare, frequently, and
replace them if one or more of the following conditions exist:
Tire wear
When the tread is worn down to
1/16th of an inch (2 mm), tires must
be replaced to help prevent your
vehicle from skidding and
hydroplaning. Built-in treadwear
indicators, or “wear bars”, which
look like narrow strips of smooth
rubber across the tread will appear
on the tire when the tread is worn
down to 1/16th of an inch (2 mm).
When the tire tread wears down to
the same height as these “wear bars”, the tire is worn out and must be
replaced.
Damage
Periodically inspect the tire treads and sidewalls for damage (such as
bulges in the tread or sidewalls, cracks in the tread groove and
separation in the tread or sidewall). If damage is observed or suspected
have the tire inspected by a tire professional. Tires can be damaged
during off-road use, so inspection after off-road use is also
recommended.
WARNING: Age
Tires degrade over time depending on many factors such as
weather, storage conditions, and conditions of use (load, speed,
inflation pressure, etc.) the tires experience throughout their lives.
In general, tires should be replaced after six years regardless of tread
wear. However, heat caused by hot climates or frequent high loading
conditions can accelerate the aging process and may require tires to be
replaced more frequently.
You should replace your spare tire when you replace the road tires or
after six years due to aging even if it has not been used.
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U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number (TIN)
Both U.S. and Canada Federal regulations require tire manufacturers to
place standardized information on the sidewall of all tires. This
information identifies and describes the fundamental characteristics of
the tire and also provides a U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number for
safety standard certification and in case of a recall.
This begins with the letters “DOT” and indicates that the tire meets all
federal standards. The next two numbers or letters are the plant code
designating where it was manufactured, the next two are the tire size
code and the last four numbers represent the week and year the tire was
built. For example, the numbers 317 mean the 31st week of 1997. After
2000 the numbers go to four digits. For example, 2501 means the 25th
week of 2001. The numbers in between are identification codes used for
traceability. This information is used to contact customers if a tire defect
requires a recall.
Tire replacement requirements
Your vehicle is equipped with tires designed to provide a safe ride and
handling capability.
WARNING: Only use replacement tires and wheels that are the
same size, load index, speed rating and type (such as P-metric
versus LT-metric or all-season versus all-terrain) as those originally
provided by Ford. The recommended tire and wheel size may be found
on either the Safety Compliance Certification Label or the Tire Label
which is located on the B-Pillar or edge of the driver’s door. If this
information is not found on these labels then you should contact your
authorized dealer as soon as possible. Use of any tire or wheel not
recommended by Ford can affect the safety and performance of your
vehicle, which could result in an increased risk of loss of vehicle
control, vehicle rollover, personal injury and death. Additionally the use
of non-recommended tires and wheels could cause steering,
suspension, axle or transfer case/power transfer unit failure. If you
have questions regarding tire replacement, contact your authorized
dealer as soon as possible.
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WARNING: When mounting replacement tires and wheels, you
should not exceed the maximum pressure indicated on the
sidewall of the tire to set the beads without additional precautions
listed below. If the beads do not seat at the maximum pressure
indicated, re-lubricate and try again.
When inflating the tire for mounting pressures up to 20 psi (138 kPa)
greater than the maximum pressure on the tire sidewall, the following
precautions must be taken to protect the person mounting the tire:
1. Make sure that you have the correct tire and wheel size.
2. Lubricate the tire bead and wheel bead seat area again.
3. Stand at a minimum of 12 ft (3.66 m) away from the tire wheel
assembly.
4. Use both eye and ear protection.
For a mounting pressure more than 20 psi (138 kPa) greater than the
maximum pressure, an authorized dealer or other tire service
professional should do the mounting.
Always inflate steel carcass tires with a remote air fill with the person
inflating standing at a minimum of 12 ft (3.66 m) away from the tire
wheel assembly.
Important: Remember to replace the wheel valve stems when the road
tires are replaced on your vehicle.
It is recommended that the two front tires or two rear tires generally be
replaced as a pair.
The tire pressure sensors mounted in the wheels are not designed to be
used in aftermarket wheels.
The use of wheels or tires not recommended by Ford Motor Company
may affect the operation of your tire pressure monitoring system (if
equipped).
If the TPMS indicator is flashing, your TPMS is malfunctioning. Your
replacement tire might be incompatible with your TPMS, or some
component of the TPMS may be damaged (if equipped).
Safety practices
Driving habits have a great deal to do with your tire mileage and safety.
• Observe posted speed limits
• Avoid fast starts, stops and turns
• Avoid potholes and objects on the road
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• Do not run over curbs or hit the tire against a curb when parking
WARNING: If your vehicle is stuck in snow, mud, sand, etc., do
not rapidly spin the tires; spinning the tires can tear the tire and
cause an explosion. A tire can explode in as little as three to five
seconds.
WARNING: Do not spin the wheels at over 35 mph (56 km/h).
The tires may fail and injure a passenger or bystander.
Highway hazards
No matter how carefully you drive there’s always the possibility that you
may eventually have a flat tire on the highway. Drive slowly to the
closest safe area out of traffic. This may further damage the flat tire, but
your safety is more important.
If you feel a sudden vibration or ride disturbance while driving, or you
suspect your tire or vehicle has been damaged, immediately reduce your
speed. Drive with caution until you can safely pull off the road. Stop and
inspect the tires for damage. If a tire is under-inflated or damaged,
deflate it, remove wheel and replace it with your spare tire and wheel. If
you cannot detect a cause, have the vehicle towed to the nearest repair
facility or tire dealer to have the vehicle inspected.
Tire and wheel alignment
A bad jolt from hitting a curb or pothole can cause the front end of your
vehicle to become misaligned or cause damage to your tires. If your
vehicle seems to pull to one side when you’re driving, the wheels may be
out of alignment. Have an authorized dealer check the wheel alignment
periodically.
Wheel misalignment in the front or the rear can cause uneven and rapid
treadwear of your tires and should be corrected by an authorized dealer.
Front-wheel drive (FWD) vehicles and those with an independent rear
suspension (if equipped) may require alignment of all four wheels.
The tires should also be balanced periodically. An unbalanced tire and
wheel assembly may result in irregular tire wear.
Tire rotation
Rotating your tires at the recommended interval (as indicated in the
Scheduled Maintenance Guide chapter) will help your tires wear more
evenly, providing better tire performance and longer tire life.
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• Front-wheel drive (FWD) vehicles
(front tires at top of diagram)
Sometimes irregular tire wear can be corrected by rotating the tires.
Note: If your tires show uneven wear ask an authorized dealer to check
for and correct any wheel misalignment, tire imbalance or mechanical
problem involved before tire rotation.
Note: Your vehicle may be equipped with a dissimilar spare tire/wheel. A
dissimilar spare tire/wheel is defined as a spare tire and/or wheel that is
different in brand, size or appearance from the road tires and wheels. If
you have a dissimilar spare tire/wheel it is intended for temporary use
only and should not be used in a tire rotation.
Note: After having your tires rotated, inflation pressure must be checked
and adjusted to the vehicle requirements.
INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE TIRE SIDEWALL
Both U.S. and Canada Federal regulations require tire manufacturers to
place standardized information on the sidewall of all tires. This
information identifies and describes the fundamental characteristics of
the tire and also provides a U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number for
safety standard certification and in case of a recall.
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Information on “P” type tires
P215/65R15 95H is an example of a
tire size, load index and speed
rating. The definitions of these
items are listed below. (Note that
the tire size, load index and speed
rating for your vehicle may be
different from this example.)
1. P: Indicates a tire, designated by
the Tire and Rim Association
(T&RA), that may be used for
service on cars, SUVs, minivans and
light trucks.
Note: If your tire size does not
begin with a letter this may mean it
is designated by either ETRTO
(European Tire and Rim Technical Organization) or JATMA (Japan Tire
Manufacturing Association).
2. 215: Indicates the nominal width of the tire in millimeters from
sidewall edge to sidewall edge. In general, the larger the number, the
wider the tire.
3. 65: Indicates the aspect ratio which gives the tire’s ratio of height to
width.
4. R: Indicates a “radial” type tire.
5. 15: Indicates the wheel or rim diameter in inches. If you change your
wheel size, you will have to purchase new tires to match the new wheel
diameter.
6. 95: Indicates the tire’s load index. It is an index that relates to how
much weight a tire can carry. You may find this information in your
Owner’s Guide. If not, contact a local tire dealer.
Note: You may not find this information on all tires because it is not
required by federal law.
7. H: Indicates the tire’s speed rating. The speed rating denotes the
speed at which a tire is designed to be driven for extended periods of
time under a standard condition of load and inflation pressure. The tires
on your vehicle may operate at different conditions for load and inflation
pressure. These speed ratings may need to be adjusted for the difference
in conditions. The ratings range from 81 mph (130 km/h) to 186 mph
(299 km/h). These ratings are listed in the following chart.
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Note: You may not find this information on all tires because it is not
required by federal law.
Letter rating
Speed rating - mph (km/h)
M
81 mph (130 km/h)
N
87 mph (140 km/h)
Q
99 mph (159 km/h)
R
106 mph (171 km/h)
S
112 mph (180 km/h)
T
118 mph (190 km/h)
U
124 mph (200 km/h)
H
130 mph (210 km/h)
V
149 mph (240 km/h)
W
168 mph (270 km/h)
Y
186 mph (299 km/h)
Note: For tires with a maximum speed capability over 149 mph
(240 km/h), tire manufacturers sometimes use the letters ZR. For
those with a maximum speed capability over 186 mph (299 km/h), tire
manufacturers always use the letters ZR.
8. U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number (TIN): This begins with the
letters “DOT” and indicates that the tire meets all federal standards. The
next two numbers or letters are the plant code designating where it was
manufactured, the next two are the tire size code and the last four
numbers represent the week and year the tire was built. For example,
the numbers 317 mean the 31st week of 1997. After 2000 the numbers
go to four digits. For example, 2501 means the 25th week of 2001. The
numbers in between are identification codes used for traceability. This
information is used to contact customers if a tire defect requires a recall.
9. M+S or M/S: Mud and Snow, or
AT: All Terrain, or
AS: All Season.
10. Tire Ply Composition and Material Used: Indicates the number of
plies or the number of layers of rubber-coated fabric in the tire tread and
sidewall. Tire manufacturers also must indicate the ply materials in the
tire and the sidewall, which include steel, nylon, polyester, and others.
11. Maximum Load: Indicates the maximum load in kilograms and
pounds that can be carried by the tire. Refer to the Safety Compliance
Certification Label, which is located on the B-Pillar or the edge of the
driver’s door, for the correct tire pressure for your vehicle.
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12. Treadwear, Traction and Temperature Grades
• Treadwear: The treadwear grade is a comparative rating based on the
wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled conditions on a
specified government test course. For example, a tire graded 150
would wear one and one-half (11⁄2) times as well on the government
course as a tire graded 100.
• Traction: The traction grades, from highest to lowest are AA, A, B,
and C. The grades represent the tire’s ability to stop on wet pavement
as measured under controlled conditions on specified government test
surfaces of asphalt and concrete. A tire marked C may have poor
traction performance.
• Temperature: The temperature grades are A (the highest), B and C,
representing the tire’s resistance to the generation of heat and its
ability to dissipate heat when tested under controlled conditions on a
specified indoor laboratory test wheel.
13. Maximum Permissible Inflation Pressure: Indicates the tire
manufacturers’ maximum permissible pressure and/or the pressure at
which the maximum load can be carried by the tire. This pressure is
normally higher than the manufacturer’s recommended cold inflation
pressure which can be found on the Safety Compliance Certification
Label or Tire Label which is located on the B-Pillar or the edge of the
driver’s door. The cold inflation pressure should never be set lower than
the recommended pressure on the vehicle label.
The tire suppliers may have additional markings, notes or warnings such
as standard load, radial tubeless, etc.
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Additional information contained on the tire sidewall for “LT” type
tires
“LT” type tires have some additional
information beyond those of “P”
type tires; these differences are
described below.
Note: Tire Quality Grades do not
apply to this type of tire.
1. LT: Indicates a tire, designated by
the Tire and Rim Association
(T&RA), that is intended for service
on light trucks.
2. Load Range/Load Inflation
Limits: Indicates the tire’s
load-carrying capabilities and its
inflation limits.
3. Maximum Load Dual lb (kg) at psi (kPa) cold: Indicates the
maximum load and tire pressure when the tire is used as a dual; defined
as four tires on the rear axle (a total of six or more tires on the vehicle).
4. Maximum Load Single lb (kg) at psi (kPa) cold: Indicates the
maximum load and tire pressure when the tire is used as a single;
defined as two tires (total) on the rear axle.
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Information on “T” type tires
“T” type tires have some additional
information beyond those of “P”
type tires; these differences are
described below:
T145/80D16 is an example of a tire
size.
Note: The temporary tire size for
your vehicle may be different from
this example. Tire Quality Grades do
not apply to this type of tire.
1. T: Indicates a type of tire,
designated by the Tire and Rim
Association (T&RA), that is
intended for temporary service on
cars, SUVs, minivans and light
trucks.
2. 145: Indicates the nominal width
of the tire in millimeters from sidewall edge to sidewall edge. In general,
the larger the number, the wider the tire.
3. 80: Indicates the aspect ratio which gives the tire’s ratio of height to
width. Numbers of 70 or lower indicate a short sidewall.
4. D: Indicates a “diagonal” type tire.
R: Indicates a “radial” type tire.
5. 16: Indicates the wheel or rim diameter in inches. If you change your
wheel size, you will have to purchase new tires to match the new wheel
diameter.
Location of the tire label
You will find a Tire Label containing tire inflation pressure by tire size
and other important information located on the B-Pillar or the edge of
the driver’s door. Refer to the payload description and graphic in the
Vehicle loading section.
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TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)
Each tire, including the spare (if
provided), should be checked
monthly when cold and inflated to
the inflation pressure recommended
by the vehicle manufacturer on the
vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label. (If your vehicle has tires
of a different size than the size indicated on the vehicle placard or tire
inflation pressure label, you should determine the proper tire inflation
pressure for those tires.)
As an added safety feature, your vehicle has been equipped with a tire
pressure monitoring system (TPMS) that illuminates a low tire pressure
telltale when one or more of your tires is significantly under-inflated.
Accordingly, when the low tire pressure telltale illuminates, you should
stop and check your tires as soon as possible, and inflate them to the
proper pressure. Driving on a significantly under-inflated tire causes the
tire to overheat and can lead to tire failure. Under-inflation also reduces
fuel efficiency and tire tread life, and may affect the vehicle’s handling
and stopping ability.
Please note that the TPMS is not a substitute for proper tire
maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to maintain correct tire
pressure, even if under-inflation has not reached the level to trigger
illumination of the TPMS low tire pressure telltale.
Your vehicle has also been equipped with a TPMS malfunction indicator
to indicate when the system is not operating properly. The TPMS
malfunction indicator is combined with the low tire pressure telltale.
When the system detects a malfunction, the telltale will flash for
approximately one minute and then remain continuously illuminated.
This sequence will continue upon subsequent vehicle start-ups as long as
the malfunction exists.
When the malfunction indicator is illuminated, the system may not be
able to detect or signal low tire pressure as intended. TPMS malfunctions
may occur for a variety of reasons, including the installation of
replacement or alternate tires or wheels on the vehicle that prevent the
TPMS from functioning properly. Always check the TPMS malfunction
telltale after replacing one or more tires or wheels on your vehicle to
ensure that the replacement or alternate tires and wheels allow the
TPMS to continue to function properly.
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The tire pressure monitoring system complies with part 15 of the FCC
rules and with RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
WARNING: The tire pressure monitoring system is NOT a
substitute for manually checking tire pressure. The tire pressure
should be checked periodically (at least monthly) using a tire gauge,
see Inflating your tires in this chapter. Failure to properly maintain
your tire pressure could increase the risk of tire failure, loss of control,
vehicle rollover and personal injury.
Changing tires with TPMS
Each road tire is equipped with
a tire pressure sensor located
inside the tire/wheel cavity. The
pressure sensor is attached to
the valve stem. The pressure
sensor is covered by the tire and
is not visible unless the tire is
removed. Care must be taken
when changing the tire to avoid
damaging the sensor. It is
recommended that you always have
your tires serviced by an authorized dealer.
The tire pressure should be checked periodically (at least monthly) using
an accurate tire gauge, refer to Inflating your tires in this chapter.
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Understanding your tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
The tire pressure monitoring system measures pressure in your four road
tires and sends the tire pressure readings to your vehicle. The low tire
pressure warning lamp will turn on if the tire pressure is significantly
low. Once the light is illuminated, your tires are under inflated and need
to be inflated to the manufacturer’s recommended tire pressure. Even if
the light turns on and a short time later turns off, your tire pressure still
needs to be checked. Visit www.checkmytires.org for additional
information.
When your temporary spare tire is installed
When one of your road tires needs to be replaced with the temporary
spare, the TPMS system will continue to identify an issue to remind you
that the damaged road wheel/tire needs to be repaired and put back on
your vehicle.
To restore the full functionality of the tire pressure monitoring system,
have the damaged road wheel/tire repaired and remounted on your
vehicle. For additional information, refer to Changing tires with TPMS
in this section.
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When you believe your system is not operating properly
The main function of the tire pressure monitoring system is to warn you
when your tires need air. It can also warn you in the event the system is no
longer capable of functioning as intended. Please refer to the following
chart for information concerning your tire pressure monitoring system:
Low tire pressure
warning light
Solid warning light
Possible cause Customer action required
Tire(s)
under-inflated
1. Check your tire pressure to
ensure tires are properly
inflated; refer to Inflating
your tires in this chapter.
2. After inflating your tires to
the manufacturer’s
recommended inflation
pressure as shown on the Tire
Label (located on the edge of
driver’s door or the B-Pillar),
the vehicle must be driven for
at least two minutes over
20 mph (32 km/h) before the
light will turn off.
Spare tire in use Your temporary spare tire is in
use. Repair the damaged road
wheel/tire and reinstall it on
the vehicle to restore system
functionality. For a description
on how the system functions,
refer to When your temporary
spare tire is installed in this
section.
TPMS
If your tires are properly
malfunction
inflated and your spare tire is
not in use and the light
remains on, contact your
authorized dealer as soon as
possible.
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Low tire pressure
warning light
Flashing warning
light
Possible cause Customer action required
Spare tire in use Your temporary spare tire is in
use. Repair the damaged road
wheel and re-mount it on the
vehicle to restore system
functionality. For a description
of how the system functions
under these conditions, refer to
When your temporary spare
tire is installed in this section.
TPMS
If your tires are properly
malfunction
inflated and your spare tire is
not in use and the TPMS
warning light still flashes,
contact your authorized dealer
as soon as possible.
When inflating your tires
When putting air into your tires (such as at a gas station or in your
garage), the tire pressure monitoring system may not respond
immediately to the air added to your tires.
It may take up to two minutes of driving over 20 mph (32 km/h) for the
light to turn off after you have filled your tires to the recommended
inflation pressure.
How temperature affects your tire pressure
The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) monitors tire pressure in
each pneumatic tire. While driving in a normal manner, a typical
passenger tire inflation pressure may increase approximately 2 to 4 psi
(14 to 28 kPa) from a cold start situation. If the vehicle is stationary
over night with the outside temperature significantly lower than the
daytime temperature, the tire pressure may decrease approximately 3 psi
(21 kPa) for a drop of 30°F (17°C) in ambient temperature. This lower
pressure value may be detected by the TPMS as being significantly lower
than the recommended inflation pressure and activate the TPMS warning
for low tire pressure. If the low tire pressure warning light is on, visually
check each tire to verify that no tire is flat. (If one or more tires are flat,
repair as necessary.) Check air pressure in the road tires. If any tire is
under-inflated, carefully drive the vehicle to the nearest location where
air can be added to the tires. Inflate all the tires to the recommended
inflation pressure.
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SNOW TIRES AND CHAINS
WARNING: Snow tires must be the same size, load index, speed
rating as those originally provided by Ford. Use of any tire or
wheel not recommended by Ford can affect the safety and
performance of your vehicle, which could result in an increased risk of
loss of vehicle control, vehicle rollover, personal injury and death.
Additionally, the use of non-recommended tires and wheels could
cause steering, suspension, axle or transfer case/power transfer unit
failure.
The original equipment tires on your vehicle have an all-weather tread
design to provide traction, handling and braking performance in
year-round driving. You may install snow tires for improved traction
when driving in areas with sustained periods of snow or icy driving
conditions.
If you choose to install snow tires on your vehicle, they must be the
same size, construction, and load range as the original tires listed on the
tire placard, and they must be installed on all four wheels. Mixing tires of
different size or construction on your vehicle can adversely affect your
vehicle’s handling and braking, and may lead to loss of vehicle control.
WARNING: Do not use snow chains or cables on this vehicle as
they may cause damage to your vehicle which may lead to loss
of vehicle control.
VEHICLE LOADING
This section will guide you in the proper loading of your vehicle to keep
your loaded vehicle weight within its design rating capability. Properly
loading your vehicle will provide maximum return of vehicle design
performance. Before loading your vehicle, familiarize yourself with the
following terms for determining your vehicle’s weight ratings from the
vehicle’s Tire Label or Safety Compliance Certification Label:
Base Curb Weight – is the weight of the vehicle including a full tank of
fuel and all standard equipment. It does not include passengers, cargo, or
optional equipment.
Vehicle Curb Weight – is the weight of your new vehicle when you
picked it up from your authorized dealer plus any aftermarket
equipment.
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Payload – is the combined weight of cargo and passengers that the
vehicle is carrying. The maximum payload for your vehicle can be found
on the Tire Label on the B-Pillar or the edge of the driver’s door
(vehicles exported outside the US and Canada may not have a Tire
Label). Look for “THE COMBINED WEIGHT OF OCCUPANTS AND
CARGO SHOULD NEVER EXCEED XXX kg OR XXX lb.” for
maximum payload. The payload listed on the Tire Label is the maximum
payload for the vehicle as built by the assembly plant. If any aftermarket
or authorized-dealer installed equipment has been installed on the
vehicle, the weight of the equipment must be subtracted from the
payload listed on the Tire Label in order to determine the new payload.
WARNING: The appropriate loading capacity of your vehicle can
be limited either by volume capacity (how much space is
available) or by payload capacity (how much weight the vehicle should
carry). Once you have reached the maximum payload of your vehicle,
do not add more cargo, even if there is space available. Overloading or
improperly loading your vehicle can contribute to loss of vehicle
control and vehicle rollover.
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Example only:
Cargo Weight – includes all weight added to the Base Curb Weight,
including cargo and optional equipment.
GAW (Gross Axle Weight) – is the total weight placed on each axle
(front and rear) – including vehicle curb weight and all payload.
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GAWR (Gross Axle Weight Rating) – is the maximum allowable
weight that can be carried by a single axle (front or rear). These
numbers are shown on the Safety Compliance Certification Label
located on the B-Pillar or the edge of the driver’s door. The total
load on each axle must never exceed its GAWR.
GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight) – is the Vehicle Curb Weight + cargo +
passengers.
GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) – is the maximum allowable
weight of the fully loaded vehicle (including all options, equipment,
passengers and cargo). The GVWR is shown on the Safety
Compliance Certification Label located on the B-Pillar or the
edge of the driver’s door. The GVW must never exceed the GVWR.
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• Example only:
WARNING: Exceeding the Safety Compliance Certification Label
vehicle weight rating limits could result in substandard vehicle
handling or performance, engine, transmission and/or structural
damage, serious damage to the vehicle, loss of control and personal
injury.
WARNING: Do not exceed the GVWR or the GAWR specified on
the Safety Compliance Certification Label.
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WARNING: Do not use replacement tires with lower load
carrying capacities than the original tires because they may
lower the vehicle’s GVWR and GAWR limitations. Replacement tires
with a higher limit than the original tires do not increase the GVWR
and GAWR limitations.
WARNING: Exceeding any vehicle weight rating limitation could
result in serious damage to the vehicle and/or personal injury.
Steps for determining the correct load limit:
1. Locate the statement “The combined weight of occupants and cargo
should never exceed XXX kg or XXX lbs.” on your vehicle’s placard.
2. Determine the combined weight of the driver and passengers that will
be riding in your vehicle.
3. Subtract the combined weight of the driver and passengers from XXX
kg or XXX lbs.
4. The resulting figure equals the available amount of cargo and luggage
load capacity. For example, if the “XXX” amount equals 1,400 lbs. and
there will be five 150 lb. passengers in your vehicle, the amount of
available cargo and luggage load capacity is 650 lbs. (1400-750 (5 x 150)
= 650 lb.). In metric units (635-340 (5 x 68) = 295 kg.)
5. Determine the combined weight of luggage and cargo being loaded on
the vehicle. That weight may not safely exceed the available cargo and
luggage load capacity calculated in Step 4.
The following gives you a few examples on how to calculate the available
amount of cargo and luggage load capacity:
• Another example for your vehicle with 1400 lb. (635 kg) of cargo and
luggage capacity. You decide to go golfing. Is there enough load
capacity to carry you, 4 of your friends and all the golf bags? You and
four friends average 220 lb. (99 kg) each and the golf bags weigh
approximately 30 lb. (13.5 kg) each. The calculation would be: 1400 –
(5 x 220) - (5 x 30) = 1400 - 1100 - 150 = 150 lb. Yes, you have
enough load capacity in your vehicle to transport four friends and
your golf bags. In metric units, the calculation would be: 635 kg - (5 x
99 kg) - (5 x 13.5 kg) = 635 - 495 - 67.5 = 72.5 kg.
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• A final example for your vehicle with 1400 lb. (635 kg) of cargo and
luggage capacity. You and one of your friends decide to pick up
cement from the local home improvement store to finish that patio
you have been planning for the past 2 years. Measuring the inside of
the vehicle with the rear seat folded down, you have room for
12-100 lb. (45 kg) bags of cement. Do you have enough load capacity
to transport the cement to your home? If you and your friend each
weigh 220 lb. (99 kg), the calculation would be: 1400 - (2 x 220) - (12
x 100) = 1400 - 440 - 1200 = - 240 lb. No, you do not have enough
cargo capacity to carry that much weight. In metric units, the
calculation would be: 635 kg - (2 x 99 kg) - (12 x 45 kg) = 635 - 198 540 = -103 kg. You will need to reduce the load weight by at least
240 lb. (104 kg). If you remove 3-100 lb. (45 kg) cement bags, then
the load calculation would be:
1400 - (2 x 220) - (9 x 100) = 1400 - 440 - 900 = 60 lb. Now you have
the load capacity to transport the cement and your friend home. In
metric units, the calculation would be: 635 kg - (2 x 99 kg) - (9 x
45 kg) = 635 - 198 - 405 = 32 kg.
The above calculations also assume that the loads are positioned in your
vehicle in a manner that does not overload the Front or the Rear Gross
Axle Weight Rating specified for your vehicle on the Safety Compliance
Certification Label found on the edge of the driver’s door.
TRAILER TOWING
WARNING: Never tow a trailer with this vehicle. Your vehicle is
not equipped to tow. No towing packages are available through
an authorized dealer.
RECREATIONAL TOWING
Follow these guidelines if you have a need for recreational (RV) towing.
An example of recreational towing would be towing your vehicle behind
a motorhome. These guidelines are designed to ensure that your
transmission is not damaged.
Note: Put your climate control system in recirculated air mode to
prevent exhaust fumes from entering the vehicle. Refer to the Climate
Controls chapter for more information.
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Front-wheel drive (FWD) vehicles equipped with a manual
transmission: If your vehicle is equipped with a manual transmission,
shifting the transmission into neutral permits “flat-towing” (all wheels on
the ground) for pulling behind a motorhome.
Before you tow your vehicle:
• Release the parking brake.
• Move the gearshift to the neutral position.
• Turn the key in the ignition to the off position.
• The maximum recommended speed is 70 mph (113 km/h).
• The maximum recommended distance is unlimited.
• The vehicle must be towed in the forward position to ensure no
damage is done to the internal transmission components.
In addition, it is recommended that you follow the instructions provided
by the aftermarket manufacturer of the towing equipment, if provided.
In case of a roadside emergency with a disabled vehicle, see Wrecker
towing in the Roadside Emergencies chapter.
Front-wheel drive (FWD) vehicles equipped with an automatic
transmission:
Do not tow the vehicle with the front drive wheels on the ground. It is
recommended to tow your vehicle with the front drive wheels on a dolly
or with all four (4) wheels off the ground on a car-hauling trailer.
In case of a roadside emergency with a disabled vehicle, see Wrecker
towing in the Roadside Emergencies chapter.
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STARTING
Positions of the ignition
If your vehicle is equipped with a push button start system, refer to
Push button start system in this section for ignition modes.
1. 0 (off) — locks the steering
wheel, automatic transmission
gearshift lever and allows key
removal. This position also shuts the
engine and all electrical accessories
off.
2. I (accessory) — allows the
electrical accessories such as the
radio to operate while the engine is not running.
3. II (on) — all electrical circuits operational. Warning lights illuminated.
Key position when driving.
4. III (start) — cranks the engine. Release the key as soon as the engine
starts.
Preparing to start your vehicle
Engine starting is controlled by the powertrain control system.
This system meets all Canadian interference-causing equipment standard
requirements regulating the impulse electrical field strength of radio
noise.
When starting a fuel-injected engine, don’t press the accelerator before
or during starting. Only use the accelerator when you have difficulty
starting the engine. For more information on starting the vehicle, refer to
Starting the engine in this chapter.
WARNING: Extended idling at high engine speeds can produce
very high temperatures in the engine and exhaust system,
creating the risk of fire or other damage.
WARNING: Do not park, idle, or drive your vehicle in dry grass
or other dry ground cover. The emission system heats up the
engine compartment and exhaust system, which can start a fire.
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WARNING: Do not start your vehicle in a closed garage or in
other enclosed areas. Exhaust fumes can be toxic. Always open
the garage door before you start the engine. See Guarding against
exhaust fumes in this chapter for more instructions.
WARNING: If you smell exhaust fumes inside your vehicle, have
your dealer inspect your vehicle immediately. Do not drive if you
smell exhaust fumes.
Important safety precautions
When the engine starts, the idle RPM runs faster to warm the engine. If
the engine idle speed does not slow down automatically, have the vehicle
checked.
Before starting the vehicle:
1. Make sure all occupants buckle their safety belts. For more
information on safety belts and their proper usage, refer to the Seating
and Safety Restraints chapter.
2. Make sure the headlamps and electrical accessories are off.
If starting a vehicle with an automatic transmission:
• Make sure the parking brake is
2
set.
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• Make sure the gearshift is in P
(Park).
If starting a vehicle with a manual
transmission:
• Make sure the parking brake is
set.
• Press the clutch pedal to the
floor.
3. Turn the key to II (on) without
turning the key to III (start).
Some warning lights will briefly illuminate. See Warning lights and
chimes in the Instrument Cluster chapter for more information
regarding the warning lights.
Starting the engine
Note: If your vehicle is equipped with a push button start system, refer
to Push button start system in this section for starting.
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1. Turn the key to II (on) without
turning the key to III (start).
2. Turn the key to III (start), then
release the key as soon as the
engine begins cranking. Your vehicle
has a computer assisted cranking
system that assists in starting the
engine. After releasing the key from
the III (start) position, the engine may continue cranking for up to
10 seconds or until the vehicle starts.
Note: Cranking may be stopped at any time by turning the key to the off
position.
3. After idling for a few seconds, release the parking brake, apply the
brake, shift into gear and drive.
Note: If the engine does not start on the first try, turn the vehicle to the
off position, wait 10 seconds and try Step 2 again. If the engine still fails
to start, press the accelerator to the floor and try Step 2 again, keeping
the accelerator on the floor until the engine begins to accelerate above
cranking speeds; this will allow the engine to crank with the fuel shut off
in case the engine is flooded with fuel.
Push button start system (if equipped)
If your vehicle is equipped with the
push button start system, you can
start your vehicle by pressing the
start button in combination with the
brake pedal (automatic
transmission) or clutch pedal
(manual transmission) rather than
using a key. The start button is
located on the instrument panel to
the right of the steering wheel.
In order to operate the push button
start system and start the vehicle, your Intelligent Access key (IA key)
must be present inside the vehicle.
Ignition modes
1. Off — press and release the START/STOP button without applying the
brake pedal (automatic transmission) or clutch pedal (manual
transmission) when your vehicle is in accessory or on modes or when the
engine is running. Note: When the vehicle is in motion, a single press
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and release of the START/STOP button will not switch off the engine. In
order to switch off the engine while the vehicle is in motion, press and
hold the START/STOP button for at least one second.
2. On — press the START/STOP button without applying the brake pedal
(automatic transmission) or clutch pedal (manual transmission). This will
power your vehicle’s electrical system and the warning lights in the
instrument cluster will illuminate, but the engine will remain off.
3. Start — press the START/STOP button (for any length of time) while
applying the brake pedal (automatic transmission) or clutch pedal
(manual transmission). Note: The indicator light on the start button will
illuminate when the vehicle is in on mode and when the engine is
started.
There may be areas inside your vehicle where the IA key is not detected.
If the message KEY NOT DETECTED appears on your multifunction
display when you press the START/STOP button, it may be necessary to
move your IA key to another area within the vehicle. The IA key may not
be detected near the roof (between the driver or passenger sunvisor and
the roof, or in the overhead console area) or in the extreme corners of
the rear package tray, near your audio speakers. It is not recommended
that you stow the IA key in these locations. If you move the IA key to a
location where it has been detected before and you still see the KEY
NOT DETECTED message, your IA key’s battery may be low or you may
be in an area with excessive radio frequency interference. If this occurs,
you can use the backup method to start your vehicle (see below).
Backup method of starting: Your
IA key uses a radio frequency signal
to communicate with your vehicle
and authorize your vehicle to start
when you press the START/STOP
button and apply the brake pedal or
clutch pedal. If excessive radio
frequency interference is present in
the area, or if the battery in your IA
key is low, it may be necessary to
start your car by holding the IA key
to the backup location near the steering column. After holding the IA
key to the backup location, use the START/STOP button and brake pedal
(automatic transmission) or clutch pedal (manual transmission) to start
your vehicle as usual. The vehicle should respond normally as long as the
IA key is at the backup location on the steering column. Once the vehicle
is started, the IA key can be moved from the backup location, if desired.
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Fast restart feature: The fast restart feature allows you to re-start
your vehicle within 10 seconds of switching the vehicle off, if a valid IA
key is not present when the vehicle is switched off. You can re-start the
vehicle (by applying the brake/clutch pedal and pressing the
START/STOP button) for up to 10 seconds, even though the IA key is
not present. After 10 seconds have expired, you can no longer start your
vehicle without the IA key present inside the vehicle. If the driver door is
opened within this 10 seconds, the fast restart timer expires immediately.
Switching the vehicle off when not in P (Park): It is recommended
that you shift into the P (Park) position before switching your vehicle
off. If you switch your vehicle off with the shifter in any position other
than P (Park), the message SHIFT TO PARK will be displayed in the
multifunction display. If the vehicle is left in this state, your key in
ignition chime will activate when the driver door is opened, and you may
drain your vehicle’s battery. In order to avoid draining your battery, it is
recommended that you always shift to P (Park) before or immediately
after switching your vehicle off.
Absence of the Intelligent Access key: Once the vehicle has started,
the vehicle will remain running until being turned off by the
START/STOP button, even if the IA key is no longer found in the vehicle.
Whenever a door is opened and then closed while the vehicle is running,
the system will search for an IA key inside the vehicle and the
multifunction display will display KEY OUTSIDE CAR if the IA key is no
longer present. This message is a reminder that someone else in the
vehicle may have taken the IA key when exiting the vehicle. If the IA key
is no longer present in the vehicle, you will not be able to re-start your
vehicle outside of the Fast Restart time (see Fast Restart Feature
above). It is important to be aware of where your IA key is located in the
vehicle, to avoid becoming stranded without an IA key.
Guarding against exhaust fumes
Carbon monoxide is present in exhaust fumes. Take precautions to avoid
its dangerous effects.
WARNING: If you smell exhaust fumes inside your vehicle, have
your dealer inspect your vehicle immediately. Do not drive if you
smell exhaust fumes.
Important ventilating information
If the engine is idling while the vehicle is stopped for a long period of
time, open the windows at least 1 inch (2.5 cm) or adjust the heating or
air conditioning to bring in fresh air.
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ENGINE BLOCK HEATER (IF EQUIPPED)
An engine block heater warms the engine coolant which aids in starting
and allows the heater/defroster system to respond quickly. If your vehicle
is equipped with this system, your equipment includes a heater element
which is installed in your engine block and a wire harness which allows
the user to connect the system to a grounded 120 volt A/C electrical
source. The block heater system is most effective when outdoor
temperatures reach below 0°F (-18°C).
WARNING: Failure to follow engine block heater instructions
could result in property damage or physical injury.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of electrical shock, do not use
your heater with ungrounded electrical systems or two-pronged
(cheater) adapters.
Prior to using the engine block heater, follow these recommendations for
proper and safe operation:
• For your safety, use an outdoor extension cord that is product
certified by Underwriter’s Laboratory (UL) or Canadian Standards
Association (CSA). Use only an extension cord that can be used
outdoors, in cold temperatures, and is clearly marked “Suitable for Use
with Outdoor Appliances.” Never use an indoor extension cord
outdoors; it could result in an electric shock or fire hazard.
• Use a 16-gauge outdoor extension cord, minimum.
• Use as short an extension cord as possible.
• Do not use multiple extension cords. Instead, use one extension cord
which is long enough to reach from the engine block heater cord to
the outlet without stretching.
• Make certain that the extension cord is in excellent condition (not
patched or spliced). Store your extension cord indoors at
temperatures above 32°F (0°C). Outdoor conditions can deteriorate
extension cords over a period of time.
• To reduce the risk of electrical shock, do not use your heater with
ungrounded electrical systems or two pronged (cheater) adapters.
Also ensure that the block heater, especially the cord, is in good
condition before use.
• Make sure that when in operation, the extension cord plug/engine
block heater cord plug connection is free and clear of water in order
to prevent possible shock or fire.
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• Be sure that areas where the vehicle is parked are clean and clear of
all combustibles such as petroleum products, dust, rags, paper and
similar items.
• Be sure that the engine block heater, heater cord and extension cord
are solidly connected. A poor connection can cause the cord to
become very hot and may result in an electrical shock or fire. Be sure
to check for heat anywhere in the electrical hookup once the system
has been operating for approximately a half hour.
• Finally, have the engine block heater system checked during your fall
tune-up to be sure it’s in good working order.
How to use the engine block heater
Ensure the receptacle terminals are clean and dry prior to use. To clean
them, use a dry cloth.
Depending on the type of factory installed equipment, your engine block
heater will use .4 to 1.0 kilowatt-hours of energy per hour of use. Your
factory installed block heater system does not have a thermostat;
however, maximum temperature is attained after approximately three
hours of operation. Block heater operation longer than three hours will
not improve system performance and will unnecessarily use additional
electricity.
Make sure system is unplugged and properly stowed before driving the
vehicle. While not in use, make sure the protective cover seals the
prongs of the engine block heater cord plug.
BRAKES
Occasional brake noise is normal. If a metal-to-metal, continuous grinding
or continuous squeal sound is present, the brake linings may be worn-out
and should be inspected by an authorized dealer. If the vehicle has
continuous vibration or shudder in the steering wheel while braking, the
vehicle should be inspected by an authorized dealer.
Refer to Warning lights and
chimes in the Instrument Cluster
chapter for information on the brake
system warning light.
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Under normal operating conditions, brake dust may accumulate on the
wheels. Some brake dust is inevitable as brakes wear and does not
contribute to brake noise. The use of modern friction materials with
emphasis on improved performance and environmental considerations
can lead to more dust than in the past. Brake dust can be cleaned by
weekly washing with soapy water and a soft sponge. Heavier deposits can
be removed with Motorcraft威 Wheel and Tire Cleaner (ZC-37–A).
Four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
Your vehicle is equipped with an anti-lock braking system (ABS). This
system helps you maintain steering control during emergency stops by
keeping the brakes from locking. Noise from the ABS pump motor and
brake pedal pulsation may be observed during ABS braking and the
brake pedal may suddenly travel a little farther as soon as ABS braking is
done and normal brake operation resumes. These are normal
characteristics of the ABS and should be no reason for concern.
Using ABS
When hard braking is required, apply continuous force on the brake
pedal. Do not pump the brake pedal since this will reduce the
effectiveness of the ABS and will increase your vehicle’s stopping
distance. The ABS will be activated immediately, allowing you to retain
steering control during hard braking and on slippery surfaces. However,
the ABS does not decrease stopping distance.
ABS warning lamp
The ABS lamp in the instrument
cluster momentarily illuminates
ABS
when the ignition is turned on. If
the light does not illuminate during
start up, remains on or flashes, the
ABS may be disabled and may need to be serviced.
Even when the ABS is disabled,
normal braking is still effective. (If
your BRAKE warning lamp
illuminates with the parking brake released, have your brake system
serviced immediately.)
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Parking brake
To set the parking brake (1), pull
the parking brake handle up as far
as possible.
2
1
The BRAKE warning lamp will
illuminate and will remain
illuminated until the parking brake
is released.
To release, press and hold the button (2), pull the handle up slightly,
then push the handle down.
WARNING: Always set the parking brake fully and make sure
that the gearshift is securely latched in P (Park) (automatic
transmission) or in 1 (First) (manual transmission).
WARNING: If the parking brake is fully released, but the brake
warning lamp remains illuminated, the brakes may not be
working properly. See your authorized dealer as soon as possible.
ADVANCETRAC姞 STABILITY ENHANCEMENT SYSTEM
Your vehicle is equipped with the AdvanceTrac威 system. The
AdvanceTrac威 system provides the following stability enhancement
features for certain driving situations:
• Traction control system (TCS), which functions to help avoid
drive-wheel spin and loss of traction.
• Electronic stability control (ESC), which functions to help avoid skids
or lateral slides
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WARNING: Vehicle modifications involving braking system,
aftermarket roof racks, suspension, steering system, tire
construction and/or wheel/tire size may change the handling
characteristics of the vehicle and may adversely affect the performance
of the AdvanceTrac威 system. In addition, installing any stereo
loudspeakers may interfere with and adversely affect the AdvanceTrac威
system. Install any aftermarket stereo loudspeaker as far as possible
from the front center console, the tunnel, and the front seats in order
to minimize the risk of interfering with the AdvanceTrac威 sensors.
Reducing the effectiveness of the AdvanceTrac威 system could lead to
an increased risk of loss of vehicle control, vehicle rollover, personal
injury and death.
WARNING: Remember that even advanced technology cannot
defy the laws of physics. It’s always possible to lose control of a
vehicle due to inappropriate driver input for the conditions. Aggressive
driving on any road condition can cause you to lose control of your
vehicle increasing the risk of personal injury or property damage.
Activation of the AdvanceTrac威 system is an indication that at least
some of the tires have exceeded their ability to grip the road; this
could reduce the operator’s ability to control the vehicle potentially
resulting in a loss of vehicle control, vehicle rollover, personal injury
and death. If your AdvanceTrac威 system activates, SLOW DOWN.
WARNING: If a failure has been detected within the
AdvanceTrac威 system, the stability control light will illuminate
steadily. Have the system serviced by an authorized dealer immediately.
The AdvanceTrac威 system automatically enables each time the engine is
started. All features of the AdvanceTrac威 system (TCS and ESC) are
active and monitor the vehicle from start-up. However, the system will
only intervene if the driving situation requires it.
The AdvanceTrac威 system includes a stability control light in the
instrument cluster. The stability control light in the instrument cluster
will illuminate temporarily during start-up as part of a normal system
self-check, or during driving if a driving situation causes the
AdvanceTrac威 system to operate. If the stability control light illuminates
steadily, have the system serviced by an authorized dealer immediately.
When AdvanceTrac威 performs a normal system self-check, some drivers
may notice a slight movement of the brake, and/or a rumble, grunting, or
grinding noise after startup and when driving off.
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When an event occurs that activates AdvanceTrac威, you may experience
the following:
• A slight deceleration of the vehicle
• The stability control light will flash.
• A vibration in the pedal when your foot is on the brake pedal
• If the driving condition is severe and your foot is not on the brake, the
brake pedal may move as the systems applies higher brake forces. You
may also hear a whoosh of air from under the instrument panel during
this severe condition.
• The brake pedal may feel stiffer than usual.
Traction control system (TCS)
Traction control is a driver aid feature that helps your vehicle maintain
traction of the wheels, typically when driving on slippery and/or hilly
road surfaces, by detecting and controlling wheel spin.
Excessive wheel spin is controlled in two ways, which may work
separately or in tandem, engine traction control and brake traction
control. Engine traction control works to limit drive-wheel spin by
momentarily reducing engine power. Brake traction control works to limit
wheel spin by momentarily applying the brakes to the wheel that is
slipping. Traction control is most active at low speeds.
During TCS events, the stability control light in the instrument cluster
will flash.
If the TCS is activated excessively in a short period of time, the braking
portion of the system may become temporarily disabled to allow the
brakes to cool down. In this situation, TCS will use only engine power
reduction or transfer to help control the wheels from over-spinning.
When the brakes have cooled down, the system will regain all features.
Anti-lock braking, and ESC are not affected by this condition and will
continue to function during the cool-down period.
Electronic stability control (ESC)
Electronic stability control (ESC) may enhance your vehicle’s directional
stability during adverse maneuvers, for example when cornering severely
or avoiding objects in the roadway. ESC operates by applying brakes to
one or more of the wheels individually and, if necessary, reducing engine
power if the system detects that the vehicle is about to skid or slide
laterally.
During ESC events, the stability control light in the instrument cluster
will flash.
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Certain adverse driving maneuvers may activate the ESC system, which
include but are not limited to:
• Taking a turn too fast
• Maneuvering quickly to avoid an accident, pedestrian or obstacle
• Driving over a patch of ice or other slippery surfaces
• Changing lanes on a snow-rutted road
• Entering a snow-free road from a snow-covered side street, or vice
versa
• Entering a paved road from a gravel road, or vice versa
STEERING
Your vehicle is equipped with an Electric Power Steering (EPS) system.
There is no fluid reservoir to check or fill.
If your vehicle loses electrical power while you are driving (or if the
ignition is turned off), you can steer the vehicle manually, but it takes
more effort. Under extreme usage conditions, the steering effort may
increase. This occurs to prevent overheating and permanent damage to
your steering system. If this should occur, you will neither lose the ability
to steer the vehicle manually nor will it cause permanent damage.
Typical steering and driving maneuvers will allow the system to cool and
steering assist will return to normal.
The EPS system has diagnostic checks that continuously monitor the
EPS system to ensure proper operation. When a system error is
detected, the following message STEERING MALFUNCTION SERVICE
NOW, STEERING MALFUNCTION STOP SAFELY, POWER STEERING
MALFUNCTION SERVICE NOW may display in the multifunction display.
Refer to the Message center in the Instrument Cluster chapter for more
information.
WARNING: The EPS has diagnostics checks that continuously
monitor the EPS to ensure proper operation of the electronic
system. When an electronic error is detected, the message POWER
STEERING ASSIST FAULT will be displayed in the message center. If
this happens, stop the vehicle in a safe place, and turn off the engine.
After at least 10 seconds, reset the system by restarting the engine,
and watch the message center for POWER STEERING ASSIST FAULT.
If the message returns, or returns while driving, take the vehicle to
your dealer to have it checked. With the message displayed, the
steering assist is turned off, making the vehicle harder to steer.
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If the steering wanders or pulls, check for:
• an improperly inflated tire.
• uneven tire wear.
• loose or worn suspension components.
• loose or worn steering components.
• improper steering alignment.
A high crown in the road or high crosswinds may also make the steering
seem to wander/pull.
Speed sensitive steering
The steering in your vehicle is speed sensitive. At lower speeds the assist
is increased to improve maneuverability.
If the amount of effort required to steer your vehicle changes while
driving at a constant vehicle speed, have the power steering system
checked by your authorized dealer.
BRAKE-SHIFT INTERLOCK
This vehicle is equipped with a brake-shift interlock feature that prevents
the gearshift lever from being moved from P (Park) when the ignition is
in the on position unless the brake pedal is pressed.
If you cannot move the gearshift lever out of P (Park) with ignition in
the on position and the brake pedal pressed, it is possible that a fuse has
blown or the vehicle’s brake lamps are not operating properly. Refer to
Fuses and relays in the Roadside Emergencies chapter.
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If the fuse is not blown and the brake lamps are working properly, the
following procedure will allow you to move the gearshift lever from P
(Park):
1. Apply the parking brake, turn the
ignition key to the off position, and
remove the key.
2. Using a screwdriver (or similar
tool), carefully pry off and remove
the passenger side console cover to
expose the inside of the shifter
assembly.
3. Locate the brake shift interlock
lever on the passenger side of the
shifter assembly.
4. Apply the brake pedal. Using a
screwdriver (or similar tool), press
and hold the brake shift interlock
lever forward below the metal blade
while pulling the gearshift lever out
of the P (Park) position and into
the N (Neutral) position.
5. Install the console cover.
6. Apply the brake pedal, start the vehicle, and release the parking
brake.
See your authorized dealer as soon as possible if this procedure
is used.
WARNING: Do not drive your vehicle until you verify that the
brake lamps are working.
WARNING: Always set the parking brake fully and make sure
the gearshift is latched in P (Park). Turn the ignition to the off
position and remove the key whenever you leave your vehicle.
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WARNING: If the parking brake is fully released, but the brake
warning lamp remains illuminated, the brakes may not be
working properly. See your authorized dealer.
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION OPERATION (IF EQUIPPED)
Understanding the gearshift positions of the 6–speed automatic
transmission (if equipped)
P (Park)
This position locks the transmission
and prevents the front wheels from
turning.
To put your vehicle in gear:
• Press the brake pedal.
• Move the gearshift lever into the
desired gear.
To put your vehicle in P (Park):
• Come to a complete stop.
• Move the gearshift lever and
securely latch it in P (Park).
WARNING: Always set the parking brake fully and make sure
the gearshift is latched in P (Park). Turn the ignition to the off
position and remove the key whenever you leave your vehicle.
WARNING: Do not apply the brake pedal and accelerator pedal
simultaneously. Applying both pedals simultaneously for more
than three seconds will limit engine rpm, which may result in difficulty
maintaining speed in traffic and could lead to serious injury.
R (Reverse)
With the gearshift lever in R (Reverse), the vehicle will move backward.
Always come to a complete stop before shifting into and out of R
(Reverse).
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N (Neutral)
With the gearshift lever in N (Neutral), the vehicle can be started and is
free to roll. Hold the brake pedal down while in this position.
D (Drive)
The normal driving position for the best fuel economy. Transmission
operates in gears one through six.
D (Drive) with Overdrive Cancel/Grade Assist
Pressing the transmission control
switch on the side of the gearshift
lever activates overdrive cancel and
grade assist.
Overdrive cancel/grade assist
• Overdrive is deactivated.
• The transmission operates in gears one through five.
• The grade assist lamp in the
instrument cluster is illuminated.
• Improves driving experience in hilly terrain or mountainous areas by
providing additional grade (engine) braking and extends lower gear
operation on uphill climbs.
• Provides additional engine braking through the automatic transmission
shift strategy which reacts to vehicle inputs (vehicle acceleration,
accelerator pedal, brake pedal and vehicle speed).
• Allows the transmission to select gears that will provide the desired
engine braking based on the vehicle inputs mentioned above. This will
increase engine RPM during engine braking.
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Overdrive cancel with grade assist is designed to provide optimal gear
selection in hilly terrain or mountainous areas. It is recommended that
you return to D (Drive) on flat terrain to provide the best fuel economy
and transmission function.
To return to D (Drive), press the transmission control switch again.
• The grade assist lamp in the instrument cluster will not be illuminated.
• The transmission will operate in gears one through five.
L (Low)
This position:
• Provides maximum engine braking.
• Will downshift to the lowest available gear for the current vehicle
speed; allows for first gear when vehicle reaches slower speeds.
Hill start assist (HSA) system (if equipped)
The hill start assist (HSA) system makes it easier to pull away when the
vehicle is on a slope without the need to use the parking brake. When
HSA is active, the vehicle will remain stationary on the slope for two to
three seconds after you release the brake pedal. During this time, you
have time to move your foot from the brake to the accelerator pedal and
pull away. The brakes are released automatically once the engine has
developed sufficient drive to prevent the vehicle from rolling down the
slope. This is an advantage when pulling away on a slope, for example
from a car park ramp, traffic lights or when reversing uphill into a
parking space.
WARNING: HSA does not replace the parking brake. When you
leave the vehicle, always apply the parking brake and select P
(Park).
Using HSA
The HSA system is activated automatically when the vehicle is stopped
on a slope greater than four degrees. HSA operates with the vehicle
facing downhill if reverse gear is selected.
WARNING: You must remain in the vehicle once you have
activated HSA.
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WARNING: During all times you are responsible for controlling
the vehicle, supervising the HSA system and intervening, if
required.
Activating HSA
1. Press the brake pedal to bring the vehicle to a complete standstill.
Keep the brake pedal pressed.
2. If the sensors detect that the vehicle is on a slope, the HSA system
will be activated automatically in D (Drive) uphill or R (Reverse)
downhill.
3. When you remove your foot from the brake pedal, the vehicle will
remain on the slope without rolling away for approximately two to three
seconds. This hold time will automatically be extended if you are in the
process of driving off.
4. Drive off in the normal manner. The brakes will be released
automatically.
Note: If the engine is revved excessively, HSA will be deactivated.
Deactivating hill start assist
To deactivate HSA, perform one of the following:
• Apply the parking brake.
• Drive off uphill without re-applying the brake.
• Wait for two to three seconds until the HSA system deactivates
automatically.
• If hill start assist is active in D (Drive), select R (Reverse).
• If hill start assist is active in R (Reverse), select N (Neutral).
Note: The HSA warning lamp in the
instrument cluster momentarily
illuminates when the ignition is
turned on. If a malfunction is
detected in the HSA system, HSA will be deactivated and this warning
lamp will appear on the instrument cluster.
If your vehicle gets stuck in mud or snow
If your vehicle gets stuck in mud or snow, it may be rocked out by
shifting between forward and reverse gears, stopping between shifts in a
steady pattern. Press lightly on the accelerator in each gear.
Do not rock the vehicle if the engine is not at normal operating
temperature or damage to the transmission may occur.
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Do not rock the vehicle for more than a minute or damage to the
transmission and tires may occur, or the engine may overheat.
MANUAL TRANSMISSION OPERATION (IF EQUIPPED)
Using the clutch
Manual transmission vehicles have a starter interlock that prevents
cranking the engine unless the clutch pedal is fully pressed.
To start the vehicle:
1. Make sure the parking brake is fully set.
2. Press the clutch pedal to the
floor, then put the gearshift lever in
the neutral position.
3. Start the engine.
4. Press the brake pedal and move
the gearshift lever to the desired
gear; 1 (First) or R (Reverse).
5. Release the parking brake, then slowly release the clutch pedal while
slowly pressing on the accelerator.
During each shift, the clutch pedal must be fully pressed to the floor.
Make sure the floor mat is properly positioned so it doesn’t interfere with
the full extension of the clutch pedal.
Failure to fully press the clutch pedal to the floor may cause
increased shift efforts, prematurely wear transmission
components or damage the transmission.
Do not drive with your foot resting on the clutch pedal or use the
clutch pedal to hold your vehicle at a standstill while waiting on a
hill. These actions will severely reduce the life of the clutch and
could nullify a clutch warranty claim.
Recommended shift speeds
Do not downshift into 1 (First) when your vehicle is moving
faster than 15 mph (24 km/h). This will damage the clutch.
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Upshift according to the following chart:
Recommended upshifts (for best fuel economy) when
accelerating
5-speed manual transmission
Shift from:
1-2
14 mph (23 km/h)
2-3
24 mph (39 km/h)
3-4
32 mph (51 km/h)
4-5
44 mph (71 km/h)
Reverse
Make sure that your vehicle is at a complete stop before you shift
into R (Reverse). Failure to do so may damage the transmission.
Hold the clutch pedal down and move the gearshift lever into the neutral
position. Wait at least three seconds before shifting into R (Reverse).
Note: The gearshift lever can only be moved into R (Reverse) by moving
it from left of 3 (Third) and 4 (Fourth) before shifting into R (Reverse).
This is a lockout feature that protects the transmission from accidentally
being shifted into R (Reverse) from 5 (Fifth).
If R (Reverse) is not fully engaged, press the clutch pedal down and
return the gearshift to the neutral position. Release the clutch pedal for
a moment, then press it down and shift to R (Reverse) again.
Parking your vehicle
1. Apply the brake and shift into the neutral position.
2. Fully apply the parking brake, hold the clutch pedal down, then shift
into 1 (First).
3. Turn the ignition off.
WARNING: Do not park your vehicle in Neutral, it may move
unexpectedly and injure someone. Use 1 (First) gear and set the
parking brake fully.
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BLIND SPOT MIRRORS
Blind spot mirrors have an integrated convex spotter mirror built into
the upper outboard corner of the outside mirrors. They are designed to
assist the driver by increasing visibility along the side of the vehicle. For
more information on your side view mirrors, refer to Exterior mirrors in
the Driver Controls chapter.
Driving with blind spot mirrors
Before a lane change, check the
main mirror first, then check the
blind spot mirror. If no vehicles are
present in the blind spot mirror and
the traffic in the adjacent lane is at
3
a safe distance, signal that you are
going to change lanes. Glance over
your shoulder to verify traffic is
clear, and carefully change lanes.
When the approaching vehicle is at
a distance, its image is small and
2
near the inboard edge of the main
mirror. As the vehicle approaches,
the image becomes larger and
begins to move outboard across the
main mirror (1). As the vehicle
approaches its image will transition
1
from the main mirror and begin to
appear in the blind spot mirror (2).
As the vehicle leaves the blind spot
mirror it will transition to the driver’s peripheral field of view (3).
WARNING: Objects in the blind spot mirror are closer than they
appear.
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DRIVING THROUGH WATER
If driving through deep or standing
water is unavoidable, proceed very
slowly especially when the depth is
not known. Never drive through
water that is higher than the bottom
of the wheel rims (for cars) or the
bottom of the hubs (for trucks).
When driving through water, traction or brake capability may be limited.
Also, water may enter your engine’s air intake and severely damage your
engine or your vehicle may stall. Driving through deep water where
the transmission vent tube is submerged may allow water into the
transmission and cause internal transmission damage.
Once through the water, always dry the brakes by moving your
vehicle slowly while applying light pressure on the brake pedal.
Wet brakes do not stop the vehicle as quickly as dry brakes.
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ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
Getting roadside assistance
To fully assist you should you have a vehicle concern, Ford Motor
Company offers a complimentary roadside assistance program. This
program is separate from the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. The service
is available:
• 24-hours, seven days a week
• for the coverage period listed on the Roadside Assistance Card
included in your Owner Guide portfolio.
Roadside assistance will cover:
• a flat tire change with a good spare (except vehicles that have been
supplied with a tire inflation kit)
• battery jump start
• lock-out assistance (key replacement cost is the customer’s
responsibility)
• fuel delivery – Independent Service Contractors, if not prohibited by
state, local or municipal law shall deliver up to 2.0 gallons (7.5L) of
gasoline or 5.0 gallons (18.9L) of diesel fuel to a disabled vehicle. Fuel
delivery service is limited to two no-charge occurrences within a
12-month period.
• winch out – available within 100 feet (30.5 meters) of a paved or
county maintained road, no recoveries.
• towing – Ford/Mercury/Lincoln eligible vehicle towed to an authorized
dealer within 35 miles (56 km) of the disablement location or to the
nearest authorized dealer. If a member requests to be towed to an
authorized dealer more than 35 miles (56 km) from the disablement
location, the member shall be responsible for any mileage costs in
excess of 35 miles (56 km).
Trailers shall be covered up to $200 if the disabled eligible vehicle
requires service at the nearest authorized dealer. If the trailer is disabled,
but the towing vehicle is operational, the trailer does not qualify for any
roadside services.
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Canadian customers refer to your Warranty Guide or visit our
website at www.ford.ca for information on:
Using roadside assistance
Complete the roadside assistance identification card and place it in your
wallet for quick reference. In the United States, this card is found in the
Owner Guide portfolio in the glove compartment. In Canada, the card is
found in the Warranty Guide in the glove compartment.
U.S. Ford, Mercury and Lincoln vehicle customers who require Roadside
Assistance, call 1-800-241-3673.
Canadian customers who require roadside assistance, call
1-800-665-2006.
If you need to arrange roadside assistance for yourself, Ford Motor
Company will reimburse a reasonable amount for towing to the nearest
dealership within 35 miles (56 km). To obtain reimbursement
information, U.S. Ford, Mercury and Lincoln vehicle customers call
1-800-241-3673. Customers will be asked to submit their original
receipts.
Canadian customers who need to obtain reimbursement information, call
1-800-665-2006 or visit our website at www.ford.ca.
HAZARD FLASHER CONTROL
The hazard flasher control is located
on the instrument panel by the
radio. The hazard flashers will
operate when the ignition is in any
position or if the key is not in the
ignition.
Press in the flasher control and all front and rear direction signals will
flash. Press the flasher control again to turn them off. Use it when your
vehicle is disabled and is creating a safety hazard for other motorists.
Note: With extended use, the flasher may run down your battery.
FUEL PUMP SHUT-OFF
In the event of a moderate to severe collision, this vehicle is equipped
with a fuel pump shut-off feature that stops the flow of fuel to the
engine. Not every impact will cause a shut-off.
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Should your vehicle shut off after a collision due to this feature, you may
restart your vehicle by doing the following:
1. Turn the ignition switch to the off position.
2. Turn the ignition switch to the on position.
In some instances the vehicle may not restart the first time you try to
restart and may take one additional attempt.
WARNING: Failure to inspect and if necessary repair fuel leaks
after a collision may increase the risk of fire and serious injury.
Ford Motor Company recommends that the fuel system be inspected
by an authorized dealer after any collision.
FUSES AND RELAYS
Fuses
If electrical components in the
vehicle are not working, a fuse may
have blown. Blown fuses are
identified by a broken wire within
15
the fuse. Check the appropriate
fuses before replacing any electrical
components.
Note: Always replace a fuse with one that has the specified amperage
rating. Using a fuse with a higher amperage rating can cause severe wire
damage and could start a fire.
Standard fuse amperage rating and color
COLOR
Fuse
rating
Mini
fuses
Standard
fuses
Maxi
fuses
2A
3A
4A
5A
7.5A
10A
Grey
Violet
Pink
Tan
Brown
Red
Grey
Violet
Pink
Tan
Brown
Red
—
—
—
—
—
—
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Cartridge
Fuse link
maxi
cartridge
fuses
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
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COLOR
Fuse
rating
Mini
fuses
Standard
fuses
Maxi
fuses
15A
20A
25A
30A
40A
50A
60A
70A
80A
Blue
Yellow
Natural
Green
—
—
—
—
—
Blue
Yellow
Natural
Green
—
—
—
—
—
—
Yellow
—
Green
Orange
Red
Blue
Tan
Natural
Cartridge
Fuse link
maxi
cartridge
fuses
—
—
Blue
Blue
—
—
Pink
Pink
Green
Green
Red
Red
Yellow
Yellow
—
Brown
Black
Black
Passenger compartment fuse panel
The fuse panel is located behind the glove box. Open the glove box,
press the sides inward and swing the glove box down.
F25
F19
F26
F20
F10
F11
F27
F21
F28
F22
F29
F23
F30
F24
F1
F2
F12
F13
F3
F4
F14
F15
F5
F6
F16
F17
R1
F7
F8
F18
F9
R7
R4
R3
R8
R5
F34
F31
F35
F32
F36
F33
R9
R6
R2
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The fuses are coded as follows:
Fuse/Relay
Location
F1
Fuse Amp
Rating
15A
F2
10A
F3
F4
7.5A
7.5A
F5
F6
F7
15A
10A
7.5A
F8
F9
F10
F11
—
20A
15A
20A
F12
20A
F13
F14
F15
F16
15A
20A
15A
15A
F17
F18
F19
F20
7.5A
10A
7.5A
10A
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Protected circuits
Ignition switch, Keyless entry
ignition relay, Keyless entry
accessory relay
Electronic mirror, A/C clutch,
Engine compartment fuse panel
Instrument cluster
Passenger airbag deactivation
indicator, Occupant classification
system
Diagnostic connector
Backup lamp
Instrument panel display,
Intelligent access (IA) antenna,
Manual climate controls
Not used
Keyless vehicle module
Radio, SYNC威 module
Front wipers, Body control
module (BCM)
Tire pressure monitoring system
(TPMS)
Rear wiper, BCM
IA module
Washer pump
Global positioning system (GPS)
module
Heated seat relay
Stop lamps, Turn signals
Radio, Instrument cluster
Airbag module
Roadside Emergencies
Fuse/Relay
Location
F21
Fuse Amp
Rating
10A
F22
7.5A
F23
10A
F24
7.5A
F25
F26
F27
F28
F29
F30
F31
7.5A
7.5A
—
—
—
—
30A
F32
20A
F33
F34
20A
30A
F35
F36
R1
R2
R3
R4
20A
—
—
—
—
—
Protected circuits
BCM, Climate control, Passive
anti-theft system transceiver,
Electronic power steering module,
Instrument cluster, Engine
compartment fuse panel
Accelerator pedal position sensor,
Powertrain control module
(PCM), Gear shifter, Anti-lock
brake system (ABS) ignition feed
Transmission control unit ignition
feed, TPMS ignition feed
Front dome lamp, Moon roof
switch
Exterior mirrors
TPMS
Not used
Not used
Not used
Not used
Driver and rear power window
switches
Passenger compartment fuse
panel battery saver relay
Power points
Driver and passenger power
window switches
Moon roof
Not used
Ignition relay
Left rear stop/turn lamp relay
Right rear stop/turn lamp relay
Driver heated seat relay
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Fuse/Relay
Location
R5
R6
R7
R8
R9
Fuse Amp
Rating
—
—
—
—
—
Protected circuits
Passenger heated seat relay
IA module – accessory relay
IA module – ignition relay
Battery saver relay
Delay accessory relay
Power distribution box
The power distribution box is located in the engine compartment. The
power distribution box contains high-current fuses that protect your
vehicle’s main electrical systems from overloads.
WARNING: Always disconnect the battery before servicing high
current fuses.
WARNING: To reduce risk of electrical shock, always replace
the cover to the power distribution box before reconnecting the
battery or refilling fluid reservoirs.
If the battery has been disconnected and reconnected, refer to the
Battery section of the Maintenance and Specifications chapter.
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F1
F6
F2
F7
F3
F8
R1
F4
F12
F22
F13
F23
F14
F24
F15
F25
F16
F26
F17
F27
F18
F28
F19
F29
F20
F30
F21
F31
F9
F10
F32
R10
F33
F11
R3
R8
R9
R2
F5
R7
R4
F34
F35
R5
R6
R11
F36
R12
F38
F39
F40
F37
R13
To remove a fuse, use the fuse puller tool provided on the inside of the
passenger compartment fuse panel cover.
The high-current fuses are coded as follows:
Fuse/Relay
Location
F1
Fuse Amp
Rating
40A*
F2
50A*
F3
F4
40A*
40A*
F5
60A*
F6
30A*
Protected circuits
Anti-lock brake system (ABS)
pump
Transmission control module
(TCM)
Engine cooling fan relay
Heater blower relay, Climate
controls
Passenger compartment fuse
panel
Body control module (BCM) –
door locks
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Fuse/Relay
Location
F7
Fuse Amp
Rating
60A*
F8
F9
F10
F11
F12
F13
F14
F15
F16
30A*
20A*
—
30A*
10A**
10A**
10A**
10A**
15A**
F17
15A**
F18
F19
F20
F21
F22
F23
F24
F25
15A**
—
10A**
—
15A**
7.5A**
15A**
15A**
F26
7.5A**
F27
7.5A**
F28
15A**
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Passenger compartment fuse
panel
Fuel pump
ABS module valve
Not used
Starter inhibit relay, Starter motor
Left headlamp (high beam)
Right headlamp (high beam)
Left headlamp (low beam)
Right headlamp (low beam)
A/C clutch relay, Mass air flow
(MAF) sensor, Powertrain control
module (PCM), Fuel injectors,
Vehicle speed sensor (VSS),
Variable camshaft timing, Canister
purge
Heated exhaust gas oxygen
sensor, Catalyst module sensor
Ignition coil
Not used
Not used (spare)
Not used
BCM – exterior lighting
Low beam relay
BCM – turn signals
Low beam relay, Daytime running
lights
Power mirror switch, Driver
window switch
TCM, PCM, Natural vacuum leak
detection
Not used (spare)
Roadside Emergencies
Fuse/Relay
Fuse Amp
Location
Rating
F29
10A**
F30
30A**
F31
20A**
F32
20A**
F33
30A**
F34
—
F35
—
F36
—
F37
—
F38
—
F39
—
F40
—
R1
—
R2
—
R3
—
R4
—
R5
—
R6
—
R7
—
R8
—
R9
—
R10
—
R11
—
R12
—
R13
—
*Cartridge fuses **Mini fuses
Protected circuits
A/C clutch solenoid and relay
Not used (spare)
Low beam relay
BCM – battery saver, horn
BCM – rear window defroster
Not used
Not used
Not used
Not used
Not used
Not used
Not used
Not used
Not used
Not used
High beam relay
PCM relay
Daytime running lamp
Engine cooling fan relay
Starter inhibit relay
A/C clutch relay
Reverse light relay
Coil pack relay
Low beam relay
Heater blower relay
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CHANGING THE TIRES
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.
Note: The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) indicator light will
illuminate when the spare tire is in use. To restore the full functionality
of the monitoring system, all road wheels equipped with tire pressure
monitoring sensors must be mounted on the vehicle.
Have a flat serviced by an authorized dealer in order to prevent damage
to the TPMS sensors, refer to Tire pressure monitoring system
(TPMS) in the Tires, Wheels and Loading chapter. Replace the spare
tire with a road tire as soon as possible. During repairing or replacing of
the flat tire, have the authorized dealer inspect the TPMS sensor for
damage.
WARNING: The use of tire sealants may damage your tire
pressure monitoring system (TPMS) and should not be used.
However, if you must use a sealant, the TPMS sensor and valve stem
on the wheel must be replaced by an authorized Ford dealer.
WARNING: Refer to Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
in the Tires, Wheels and Loading chapter for important
information. If the tire pressure monitor sensor becomes damaged, it
will no longer function.
Dissimilar spare tire/wheel information
WARNING: Failure to follow these guidelines could result in an
increased risk of loss of vehicle control, injury or death.
If you have a dissimilar spare tire/wheel, then it is intended for
temporary use only. This means that if you need to use it, you should
replace it as soon as possible with a road tire/wheel that is the same size
and type as the road tires and wheels that were originally provided by
Ford. If the dissimilar spare tire or wheel is damaged, it should be
replaced rather than repaired.
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A dissimilar spare tire/wheel is defined as a spare tire and/or wheel that
is different in brand, size or appearance from the road tires and wheels
and can be one of three types:
1. T-type mini-spare: This spare tire begins with the letter “T” for tire
size and may have “Temporary Use Only” molded in the sidewall
2. Full-size dissimilar spare with label on wheel: This spare tire has
a label on the wheel that states: “THIS TIRE AND WHEEL FOR
TEMPORARY USE ONLY”
When driving with one of the dissimilar spare tires listed above, do not:
• Exceed 50 mph (80 km/h)
• Load the vehicle beyond maximum vehicle load rating listed on the
Safety Compliance Label
• Tow a trailer
• Use snow chains on the end of the vehicle with the dissimilar spare
tire
• Use more than one dissimilar spare tire at a time
• Use commercial car washing equipment
• Try to repair the dissimilar spare tire
Use of one of the dissimilar spare tires listed above at any one wheel
location can lead to impairment of the following:
• Handling, stability and braking performance
• Comfort and noise
• Ground clearance and parking at curbs
• Winter weather driving capability
• Wet weather driving capability
3. Full-size dissimilar spare without label on wheel
When driving with the full-size dissimilar spare tire/wheel, do not:
• Exceed 70 mph (113 km/h)
• Use more than one dissimilar spare tire/wheel at a time
• Use commercial car washing equipment
• Use snow chains on the end of the vehicle with the dissimilar spare
tire/wheel
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The usage of a full-size dissimilar spare tire/wheel can lead to
impairment of the following:
• Handling, stability and braking performance
• Comfort and noise
• Ground clearance and parking at curbs
• Winter weather driving capability
• Wet weather driving capability
• All-wheel driving capability (if applicable)
• Load leveling adjustment (if applicable)
When driving with the full-size dissimilar spare tire/wheel additional
caution should be given to:
• Towing a trailer
• Driving vehicles equipped with a camper body
• Driving vehicles with a load on the cargo rack
Drive cautiously when using a full-size dissimilar spare tire/wheel and
seek service as soon as possible.
Stopping and securing the vehicle
1. Park on a level surface, set the
parking brake and activate the
hazard flashers.
2. Place the gearshift lever in P (Park) (automatic transmission) or R
(Reverse) (manual transmission) and turn the engine off.
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Tire change procedure
WARNING: When one of the front wheels is off the ground, the
transmission alone will not prevent the vehicle from moving or
slipping off the jack, even if the vehicle is in P (Park) (automatic
transmission) or R (Reverse) (manual transmission).
WARNING: To help prevent the vehicle from moving when you
change a tire, be sure the parking brake is set, then block (in
both directions) the wheel that is diagonally opposite (other side and
end of the vehicle) to the tire being changed.
WARNING: If the vehicle slips off the jack, you or someone else
could be seriously injured.
WARNING: Do not attempt to change a tire on the side of the
vehicle close to moving traffic. Pull far enough off the road to
avoid the danger of being hit when operating the jack or changing the
wheel.
Note: Passengers should not remain in the vehicle when the vehicle is
being jacked.
1. Remove the spare tire and jack by
turning their tie-down bolts
counterclockwise. The lug wrench is
located in a bag next to, or on top
of, the spare tire.
2. Block the diagonally opposite
wheel.
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3. Loosen each wheel lug nut
one-half turn counterclockwise but
do not remove them until the wheel
is raised off the ground.
4. The vehicle jacking points are
located inward of the wheels.
WARNING: To lessen the risk of personal injury, do not put any
part of your body under the vehicle while changing a tire. Do not
start the engine when your vehicle is on the jack. The jack is only
meant for changing the tire.
5. Position the jack in the indentions
on the sill next to the tire you are
changing. Turn the jack handle
clockwise until the tire is off the
ground.
6. Remove the lug nuts with the lug wrench.
7. Replace the flat tire with the spare tire, making sure the valve stem is
facing outward. Reinstall the lug nuts until the wheel is snug against the
hub. Do not fully tighten the lug nuts until the wheel has been lowered.
8. Lower the wheel by turning the jack handle counterclockwise.
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9. Remove the jack and fully tighten
the lug nuts in the order shown.
Refer to Wheel lug nut torque
specifications later in this chapter
for the proper lug nut torque
specification.
10. Put the flat tire, jack and lug
wrench away. Make sure the jack is
fastened so it does not rattle when
you drive. Unblock the wheels.
1
3
4
2
WHEEL LUG NUT TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
Retighten the lug nuts to the specified torque at 500 miles (800 km)
after any wheel disturbance (tire rotation, changing a flat tire, wheel
removal, etc.).
Bolt size
Wheel lug nut torque*
ft-lb
N•m
M12 x 1.5
98
133
* Torque specifications are for nut and bolt threads free of dirt and
rust. Use only Ford recommended replacement fasteners.
WARNING: When a wheel is installed, always remove any
corrosion, dirt or foreign materials present on the mounting
surfaces of the wheel or the surface of the wheel hub, brake drum or
brake disc that contacts the wheel. Ensure that any fasteners that
attach the rotor to the hub are secured so they do not interfere with
the mounting surfaces of the wheel. Installing wheels without correct
metal-to-metal contact at the wheel mounting surfaces can cause the
wheel nuts to loosen and the wheel to come off while the vehicle is in
motion, resulting in loss of control.
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Note: Inspect the wheel pilot hole
prior to installation. If there is
visible corrosion in wheel pilot hole,
remove loose particles by wiping
with clean rag and apply grease.
Apply grease only to the wheel pilot
hole surface by smearing a “dime”
(1 square cm) sized glob of grease
around the wheel pilot surface (1)
with end of finger. DO NOT apply
grease to lugnut/stud holes or
wheel-to-brake surfaces.
RUNNING OUT OF FUEL
If you have run out of fuel and need to refill the vehicle with a portable
fuel container, see Running out of fuel in the Maintenance and
Specifications chapter for proper fuel filling method using a portable
fuel container and the included fuel filler funnel. Do not insert the
nozzle of portable fuel containers or any type of aftermarket funnels into
the Easy Fuel™ “no cap” fuel system as it can be damaged. You must
use the included funnel in such circumstances.
WARNING: Do not insert the nozzle of portable fuel containers
or aftermarket funnels into the Easy Fuel™ system. This could
damage the fuel system and its seal, and may cause fuel to run onto
the ground instead of filling the tank, all of which could result in
serious personal injury.
JUMP STARTING
WARNING: The gases around the battery can explode if
exposed to flames, sparks, or lit cigarettes. An explosion could
result in injury or vehicle damage.
WARNING: Batteries contain sulfuric acid which can burn skin,
eyes and clothing, if contacted.
Do not attempt to push-start your automatic transmission
vehicle. Automatic transmissions do not have push-start
capability. Attempting to push-start a vehicle with an automatic
transmission may cause transmission damage.
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Preparing your vehicle
When the battery is disconnected or a new battery is installed, the
automatic transmission must relearn its shift strategy. As a result, the
transmission may have firm and/or soft shifts. This operation is
considered normal and will not affect function or durability of the
transmission. Over time, the adaptive learning process will fully update
transmission operation.
1. Use only a 12–volt supply to start your vehicle.
2. Do not disconnect the battery of the disabled vehicle as this could
damage the vehicle’s electrical system.
3. Park the booster vehicle close to the hood of the disabled vehicle
making sure the two vehicles do not touch. Set the parking brake on
both vehicles and stay clear of the engine cooling fan and other moving
parts.
4. Check all battery terminals and remove any excessive corrosion before
you attach the battery cables. Ensure that vent caps are tight and level.
5. Turn the heater fan on in both vehicles to protect from any electrical
surges. Turn all other accessories off.
Connecting the jumper cables
Note: In the illustration, the vehicle on the bottom is used to designate
the assisting (boosting) battery.
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+
–
+
1
–
1. Connect the positive (+) jumper
cable to the positive (+) terminal of
the discharged battery.
2. Connect the other end of the
positive (+) cable to the positive
(+) terminal of the assisting battery.
3. Connect the negative (-) cable to
the negative (-) terminal of the
assisting battery.
4. Make the final connection of the
negative (-) cable to an exposed
metal part of the stalled vehicle’s
engine, away from the battery and
the carburetor/fuel injection system.
3
2
Note: Do not attach the negative (-) cable to fuel lines, engine rocker
covers, the intake manifold or electrical components as grounding points.
WARNING: Do not connect the end of the second cable to the
negative (-) terminal of the battery to be jumped. A spark may
cause an explosion of the gases that surround the battery.
Ensure that the cables are clear of fan blades, belts, moving parts of both
engines, or any fuel delivery system parts.
Jump starting
1. Start the engine of the booster vehicle and run the engine at
moderately increased speed.
2. Start the engine of the disabled vehicle.
3. Once the disabled vehicle has been started, run both engines for an
additional three minutes before disconnecting the jumper cables.
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Removing the jumper cables
Remove the jumper cables in the reverse order that they were
connected.
–
–
Note: In the illustration, the vehicle on the bottom is used to designate
the assisting (boosting) battery.
1. Remove the jumper cable from
the ground metal surface.
2. Remove the jumper cable on the
4
D
1
D
A
negative (-) terminal of the booster
vehicle’s battery.
+
3. Remove the jumper cable from
the positive (+) terminal of the
booster vehicle’s battery.
4. Remove the jumper cable from
the positive (+) terminal of the
disabled vehicle’s battery.
2
B
+
3
C
After the disabled vehicle has been started and the jumper cables
removed, allow it to idle for several minutes so the engine computer can
relearn its idle conditions.
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WRECKER TOWING
If you need to have your vehicle towed, contact a professional towing
service or, if you are a member of a roadside assistance program, your
roadside assistance service provider.
It is recommended that your vehicle be towed with a wheel lift and
dollies or flatbed equipment. Do not tow with a slingbelt. Ford Motor
Company has not approved a slingbelt towing procedure.
If your vehicle is to be towed from the rear using wheel lift equipment, it
is recommended that the front wheels (drive wheels) be placed on a
dolly to prevent damage to the transmission.
If your vehicle is to be towed from the front using wheel lift equipment,
it is recommended that the rear wheels be placed on a dolly to prevent
damage to the rear fascia.
If the vehicle is towed by other means or incorrectly, vehicle
damage may occur.
Ford Motor Company produces a towing manual for all authorized tow
truck operators. Have your tow truck operator refer to this manual for
proper hook-up and towing procedures for your vehicle.
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Emergency towing
In case of a roadside emergency with a disabled vehicle (without access
to wheel dollies, car hauling trailer, or flatbed transport vehicle) your
vehicle (regardless of transmission powertrain configuration) can be flat
towed (all wheels on the ground) under the following conditions:
• Vehicle is facing forward so that it is being towed in a forward
direction.
• Place the transmission in N (Neutral). Refer to Brake-shift interlock
in the Driving chapter for specific instructions if you cannot move the
gear shift lever into N (Neutral).
• Maximum speed is not to exceed 35 mph (56 km/h).
• Maximum distance is 50 miles (80 km).
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GETTING THE SERVICES YOU NEED
Warranty repairs to your vehicle must be performed by an authorized
Ford, Lincoln, or Mercury dealer. While any authorized dealer handling
your vehicle line will provide warranty service, we recommend you
return to your selling authorized dealer who wants to ensure your
continued satisfaction.
Please note that certain warranty repairs require special training and/or
equipment, so not all authorized dealers are authorized to perform all
warranty repairs. This means that, depending on the warranty repair
needed, you may have to take your vehicle to another authorized dealer.
A reasonable time must be allowed to perform a repair after taking your
vehicle to the authorized dealer. Repairs will be made using Ford or
Motorcraft威 parts, or remanufactured or other parts that are authorized
by Ford.
Away from home
If you are away from home when your vehicle needs service, contact the
Ford Customer Relationship Center or use the online resources listed
below to find the nearest authorized dealer.
In the United States:
Mailing address
Ford Motor Company
Customer Relationship Center
P.O. Box 6248
Dearborn, MI 48121
Telephone
1-800-392-3673 (FORD)
(TDD for the hearing impaired: 1-800-232-5952)
Online
Additional information and resources are available online at
www.genuineservice.com.
• U.S. dealer locator by Dealer Name, City/State, or Zip Code
• Owner Guides
• Maintenance Schedules
• Recalls
• Ford Extended Service Plans
• Ford Genuine Accessories
• Service specials and promotions.
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In Canada:
Mailing address (Ford vehicles)
Customer Relationship Centre
Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited
P.O. Box 2000
Oakville, Ontario L6J 5E4
Telephone
1-800-565-3673 (FORD)
Online
www.ford.ca
Mailing address (Lincoln vehicles)
Lincoln Centre
Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited
P.O. Box 2000
Oakville, Ontario L6J 5E4
Telephone
1-800-387-9333
Online
www.lincolncanada.com
Additional assistance
If you have questions or concerns, or are unsatisfied with the service you
are receiving, follow these steps:
1. Contact your Sales Representative or Service Advisor at your
selling/servicing authorized dealer.
2. If your inquiry or concern remains unresolved, contact the Sales
Manager, Service Manager or Customer Relations Manager.
3. If you require assistance or clarification on Ford Motor Company
policies, please contact the Ford Customer Relationship Center
In order to help you serve you better, please have the following
information available when contacting a Customer Relationship Center:
• Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
• Your telephone number (home and business)
• The name of the authorized dealer and city where located
• The vehicle’s current odometer reading
In some states, you must directly notify Ford in writing before pursuing
remedies under your state’s warranty laws. Ford is also allowed a final
repair attempt in some states.
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In the United States, a warranty dispute must be submitted to the BBB
AUTO LINE before taking action under the Magnuson-Moss Warranty
Act, or to the extent allowed by state law, before pursuing replacement
or repurchase remedies provided by certain state laws. This dispute
handling procedure is not required prior to enforcing state created rights
or other rights which are independent of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty
Act or state replacement or repurchase laws.
IN CALIFORNIA (U.S. ONLY)
California Civil Code Section 1793.2(d) requires that, if a manufacturer
or its representative is unable to repair a motor vehicle to conform to the
vehicle’s applicable express warranty after a reasonable number of
attempts, the manufacturer shall be required to either replace the
vehicle with one substantially identical or repurchase the vehicle and
reimburse the buyer in an amount equal to the actual price paid or
payable by the consumer (less a reasonable allowance for consumer
use). The consumer has the right to choose whether to receive a refund
or replacement vehicle.
California Civil Code Section 1793.22(b) presumes that the manufacturer
has had a reasonable number of attempts to conform the vehicle to its
applicable express warranties if, within the first 18 months of ownership
of a new vehicle or the first 18,000 miles (29,000 km), whichever occurs
first:
1. Two or more repair attempts are made on the same non-conformity
likely to cause death or serious bodily injury OR
2. Four or more repair attempts are made on the same nonconformity (a
defect or condition that substantially impairs the use, value or safety of
the vehicle) OR
3. The vehicle is out of service for repair of nonconformities for a total of
more than 30 calendar days (not necessarily all at one time)
In the case of 1 or 2 above, the consumer must also notify the
manufacturer of the need for the repair of the nonconformity at the
following address:
Ford Motor Company
16800 Executive Plaza Drive
Mail Drop 3NE-B
Dearborn, MI 48126
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THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU (BBB) AUTO LINE PROGRAM
(U.S. ONLY)
Your satisfaction is important to Ford Motor Company and to your dealer.
If a warranty concern has not been resolved using the three-step
procedure outlined on the first page of the Customer Assistance section,
you may be eligible to participate in the BBB AUTO LINE program.
The BBB AUTO LINE program consists of two parts – mediation and
arbitration. During mediation, a representative of the BBB will contact
both you and Ford Motor Company to explore options for settlement of
the claim. If an agreement is not reached during mediation and your
claim is eligible, you may participate in the arbitration process. An
arbitration hearing will be scheduled so that you can present your case
in an informal setting before an impartial person. The arbitrator will
consider the testimony provided and make a decision after the hearing.
You are not bound by the decision, but should you choose to accept the
BBB AUTO LINE decision, Ford must abide by the accepted decision as
well. Disputes submitted to the BBB AUTO LINE program are usually
decided within forty days after you file your claim with the BBB.
BBB AUTO LINE Application: Using the information provided below,
please call or write to request a program application. You will be asked
for your name and address, general information about your new vehicle,
information about your warranty concerns, and any steps you have
already taken to try to resolve them. A Customer Claim Form will be
mailed that will need to be completed, signed and returned to the BBB
along with proof of ownership. Upon receipt, the BBB will review the
claim for eligibility under the Program Summary Guidelines.
You can get more information by calling BBB AUTO LINE at
1-800-955-5100, or writing to:
BBB AUTO LINE
4200 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 800
Arlington, Virginia 22203–1833
BBB AUTO LINE applications can also be requested by calling the Ford
Motor Company Customer Relationship Center at 1-800-392-3673.
Note: Ford Motor Company reserves the right to change eligibility
limitations, modify procedures, or to discontinue this process at any time
without notice and without obligation.
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UTILIZING THE MEDIATION/ARBITRATION PROGRAM
(CANADA ONLY)
For vehicles delivered to authorized Canadian dealers. In those cases
where you continue to feel that the efforts by Ford of Canada and the
authorized dealer to resolve a factory-related vehicle service concern
have been unsatisfactory, Ford of Canada participates in an impartial
third party mediation/arbitration program administered by the Canadian
Motor Vehicle Arbitration Plan (CAMVAP).
The CAMVAP program is a straight forward and relatively speedy
alternative to resolve a disagreement when all other efforts to produce a
settlement have failed. This procedure is without cost to you and is
designed to eliminate the need for lengthy and expensive legal
proceedings.
In the CAMVAP program, impartial third-party arbitrators conduct
hearings at mutually convenient times and places in an informal
environment. These impartial arbitrators review the positions of the
parties, make decisions and, when appropriate, render awards to resolve
disputes. CAMVAP decisions are fast, fair, and final as the arbitrator’s
award is binding on both you and Ford of Canada.
CAMVAP services are available in all Canadian territories and provinces.
For more information, without charge or obligation, call your CAMVAP
Provincial Administrator directly at 1-800-207-0685 or visit
www.camvap.ca.
GETTING ASSISTANCE OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND CANADA
Before exporting your vehicle to a foreign country, contact the
appropriate foreign embassy or consulate. These officials can inform you
of local vehicle registration regulations and where to find unleaded fuel.
If you cannot find unleaded fuel or can only get fuel with an anti-knock
index lower than is recommended for your vehicle, contact a regional
office or owner relations/customer relationship office.
The use of leaded fuel in your vehicle without proper conversion may
damage the effectiveness of your emission control system and may cause
engine knocking or serious engine damage. Ford Motor Company/Ford of
Canada is not responsible for any damage caused by use of improper
fuel. Using leaded fuel may also result in difficulty importing your vehicle
back into the U.S.
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If your vehicle must be serviced while you are traveling or living in
Asia-Pacific Region, Sub-Saharan Africa, U.S. Virgin Islands, Central
America, the Caribbean, and Israel, contact the nearest authorized
dealer. If the authorized dealer cannot help you, contact:
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
FORD EXPORT OPERATIONS
1555 Fairlane Drive
Fairlane Business Park #3
Allen Park, Michigan 48101
U.S.A.
Telephone: (313) 594-4857
FAX: (313) 390-0804
Email: expcac@ford.com
If your vehicle must be serviced while you are traveling or living in
Puerto Rico, contact the nearest authorized dealer. If the authorized
dealer cannot help you, contact:
Ford International Business Development Inc.
Customer Assistance Center
P.O. Box 11957
Caparra Heights Station
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00922-1957
Telephone: (800) 841-FORD (3673)
FAX: (313) 390-0804
Email: prcac@ford.com
If your vehicle must be serviced while you are traveling or living in the
Middle East, contact the nearest authorized dealer. If the authorized
dealer cannot help you, contact:
Ford Middle East
Customer Relationship Center
P.O. Box 21470
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 4 3326084
FAX: +971 4 3327299
Email: menacac@ford.com
www.me.ford.com
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If you buy your vehicle in North America and then relocate to any of the
above locations, register your vehicle identification number (VIN) and
new address with Ford Motor Company Export Operations.
If you are in another foreign country, contact the nearest authorized
dealer. If the authorized dealer employees cannot help you, they can
direct you to the nearest Ford affiliate office.
Customers in the U.S. should call 1-800-392-3673.
ORDERING ADDITIONAL OWNER’S LITERATURE
To order the publications in this portfolio, contact Helm, Incorporated at:
HELM, INCORPORATED
P.O. Box 07150
Detroit, Michigan 48207
Or to order a free publication catalog, call toll free: 1-800-782-4356
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. EST
Helm, Incorporated can also be reached by their website:
www.helminc.com.
(Items in this catalog may be purchased by credit card, check or
money order.)
Obtaining a French Owner’s Guide
French Owner’s Guides can be obtained from your authorized dealer or
by contacting Helm, Incorporated using the contact information listed
previously in this section.
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REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (U.S. ONLY)
If you believe that your vehicle has
a defect which could cause a crash
or could cause injury or death, you
should immediately inform the
National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying Ford Motor Company.
If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an investigation, and
if it finds that a safety defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may order a
recall and remedy campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved
in individual problems between you, your dealer, or Ford Motor
Company.
To contact NHTSA, you may call the Vehicle Safety Hotline toll-free at
1–888–327–4236 (TTY: 1–800–424–9153); go to http://www.safercar.gov;
or write to:
Administrator
1200 New Jersey Avenue, Southeast
Washington, D.C. 20590
You can also obtain other information about motor vehicle safety from
http://www.safercar.gov.
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (CANADA ONLY)
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could cause a crash or
could cause injury or death, you should immediately inform Transport
Canada, using their toll-free number: 1–800–333–0510.
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WASHING THE EXTERIOR
Wash your vehicle regularly with cool or lukewarm water and a neutral
pH shampoo, such as Motorcraft威 Detail Wash (ZC-3-A), which is
available from your authorized dealer.
• Never use strong household detergents or soap, such as dish washing
or laundry liquid. These products can discolor and spot painted
surfaces.
• Never wash a vehicle that is “hot to the touch” or during exposure to
strong, direct sunlight.
• Always use a clean sponge or car wash mitt with plenty of water for
best results.
• Dry the vehicle with a chamois or soft terry cloth towel in order to
eliminate water spotting.
• It is especially important to wash the vehicle regularly during the
winter months, as dirt and road salt are difficult to remove and cause
damage to the vehicle.
• Immediately remove items such as gasoline, diesel fuel, bird droppings
and insect deposits because they can cause damage to the vehicle’s
paintwork and trim over time. Use Motorcraft威 Bug and Tar Remover
(ZC-42) which is available from your authorized dealer.
• Remove any exterior accessories, such as antennas, before entering a
car wash.
• Suntan lotions and insect repellents can damage any painted
surface; if these substances come in contact with your vehicle,
wash off as soon as possible.
Exterior chrome
• Wash the vehicle first, using cool or lukewarm water and a neutral pH
shampoo, such as Motorcraft威 Detail Wash (ZC-3-A).
• Use Motorcraft威 Custom Bright Metal Cleaner (ZC-15), available from
your authorized dealer. Apply the product as you would a wax to
clean bumpers and other chrome parts; allow the cleaner to dry for a
few minutes, then wipe off the haze with a clean, dry rag.
• Never use abrasive materials such as steel wool or plastic pads
as they can scratch the chrome surface.
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WAXING
• Wash the vehicle first.
• Use a quality wax that does not contain abrasives.
• Do not allow paint sealant to come in contact with any non-body
(low-gloss black) colored trim, such as grained door handles, roof
racks, bumpers, side moldings, mirror housings or the windshield cowl
area. The paint sealant will “gray” or stain the parts over time.
PAINT CHIPS
Your authorized dealer has touch-up paint to match your vehicle’s color.
Take your color code (printed on a sticker in the driver’s door jamb) to
your authorized dealer to ensure you get the correct color.
• Remove particles such as bird droppings, tree sap, insect deposits, tar
spots, road salt and industrial fallout before repairing paint chips.
• Always read the instructions before using the products.
ALUMINUM WHEELS AND WHEEL COVERS
Aluminum wheels and wheel covers are coated with a clearcoat paint
finish. In order to maintain their shine:
• Clean weekly with Motorcraft威 Wheel and Tire Cleaner (ZC-37-A),
which is available from your authorized dealer. Heavy dirt and brake
dust accumulation may require agitation with a sponge. Rinse
thoroughly with a strong stream of water.
• Never apply any cleaning chemical to hot or warm wheel rims or
covers.
• Some automatic car washes may cause damage to the finish on your
wheel rims or covers. Industrial-strength (heavy-duty) cleaners, or
cleaning chemicals, in combination with brush agitation to remove
brake dust and dirt, could wear away the clearcoat finish over time.
• Do not use hydrofluoric acid-based or high caustic-based wheel
cleaners, steel wool, fuels or strong household detergent.
• To remove tar and grease, use Motorcraft威 Bug and Tar Remover
(ZC-42), available from your authorized dealer.
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ENGINE
Engines are more efficient when they are clean because grease and dirt
buildup keep the engine warmer than normal.
When washing:
• Take care when using a power washer to clean the engine. The
high-pressure fluid could penetrate the sealed parts and cause
damage.
• Do not spray a hot engine with cold water to avoid cracking the
engine block or other engine components.
• Spray Motorcraft威 Engine Shampoo and Degreaser (ZC-20) on all
parts that require cleaning and pressure rinse clean. In Canada, use
Motorcraft威 Engine Shampoo (CXC-66-A).
• Never wash or rinse the engine while it is hot or running; water in the
running engine may cause internal damage.
• Never wash or rinse any ignition coil, spark plug wire or spark plug
well, or the area in and around these locations.
• Cover the highlighted areas to prevent water damage when cleaning
the engine.
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PLASTIC (NON-PAINTED) EXTERIOR PARTS
Use only approved products to clean plastic parts. These products are
available from your authorized dealer.
• For routine cleaning, use Motorcraft威 Detail Wash (ZC-3-A).
• If tar or grease spots are present, use Motorcraft威 Bug and Tar
Remover (ZC-42).
WINDOWS AND WIPER BLADES
The windshield, rear and side windows and the wiper blades should be
cleaned regularly. If the wipers do not wipe properly, substances on the
vehicle’s glass or the wiper blades may be the cause. These may include
hot wax treatments used by commercial car washes, water repellent
coatings, tree sap, or other organic contamination; these contaminants
may cause squeaking or chatter noise from the blades, and streaking and
smearing of the windshield. To clean these items, follow these tips:
• The windshield, rear windows and side windows may be cleaned with
a non-abrasive cleaner such as Motorcraft威 Ultra-Clear Spray Glass
Cleaner (ZC-23), available from your authorized dealer.
• The wiper blades can be cleaned with isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol or
Motorcraft威 Premium Windshield Washer Concentrate (ZC-32-A) in
the U.S., or Premium Quality Windshield Washer Fluid [CXC-37-(A, B,
D, or F)] in Canada, available from your authorized dealer. This
washer fluid contains special solution in addition to alcohol which
helps to remove the hot wax deposited on the wiper blade and
windshield from automated car wash facilities. Be sure to replace
wiper blades when they appear worn or do not function properly.
• Do not use abrasives, as they may cause scratches.
• Do not use fuel, kerosene, or paint thinner to clean any parts.
If you cannot remove those streaks after cleaning with the glass cleaner
or if the wipers chatter and move in a jerky motion, clean the outer
surface of the windshield and the wiper blades using a sponge or soft
cloth with a neutral detergent or mild-abrasive cleaning solution. After
cleaning, rinse the windshield and wiper blades with clean water. The
windshield is clean if beads do not form when you rinse the windshield
with water.
Do not use sharp objects, such as a razor blade, to clean the
inside of the rear window or to remove decals, as it may cause
damage to the rear window defroster’s heated grid lines.
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INSTRUMENT PANEL/INTERIOR TRIM AND CLUSTER LENS
Clean the instrument panel, interior trim areas and cluster lens with a
clean, damp, white cotton cloth, then use a clean and dry white cotton
cloth to dry these areas.
• Avoid cleaners or polishes that increase the gloss of the upper portion
of the instrument panel. The dull finish in this area helps protect the
driver from undesirable windshield reflection.
• Be certain to wash or wipe your hands clean if you have been in
contact with certain products such as insect repellent and suntan
lotion in order to avoid possible damage to the interior painted
surfaces.
• Do not use household or glass cleaners as these may damage the
finish of the instrument panel, interior trim and cluster lens.
WARNING: Do not use chemical solvents or strong detergents
when cleaning the steering wheel or instrument panel to avoid
contamination of the airbag system.
If a staining liquid like coffee/juice has been spilled on the instrument
panel or on interior trim surfaces, clean as follows:
1. Wipe up spilled liquid using a clean, white, cotton cloth.
2. Wipe the surface with a damp, clean, white cotton cloth. For more
thorough cleaning, use a mild soap and water solution. If the spot cannot
be completely cleaned by this method, the area may be cleaned using a
commercially available cleaning product designed for automotive
interiors.
3. If necessary, apply more soap and water solution or cleaning product
to a clean, white, cotton cloth and press the cloth onto the soiled
area–allow this to set at room temperature for 30 minutes.
4. Remove the soaked cloth, and if it is not soiled badly, use this cloth to
clean the area by using a rubbing motion for 60 seconds.
5. Following this, wipe area dry with a clean, white, cotton cloth.
INTERIOR
For fabric, carpets, cloth seats, safety belts and seats equipped with side
airbags:
• Remove dust and loose dirt with a vacuum cleaner.
• Remove light stains and soil with Motorcraft威 Professional Strength
Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner (ZC-54).
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• If grease or tar is present on the material, spot-clean the area first
with Motorcraft威 Spot and Stain Remover (ZC-14). In Canada, use
Motorcraft威 Multi-Purpose Cleaner (CXC-101).
• If a ring forms on the fabric after spot cleaning, clean the entire area
immediately (but do not oversaturate) or the ring will set.
• Do not use household cleaning products or glass cleaners, which can
stain and discolor the fabric and affect the flame retardant abilities of
the seat materials.
WARNING: Do not use cleaning solvents, bleach or dye on the
vehicle’s safety belts, as these actions may weaken the belt
webbing.
WARNING: On vehicles equipped with seat-mounted airbags, do
not use chemical solvents or strong detergents. Such products
could contaminate the side-airbag system and affect performance of
the side airbag in a collision.
LEATHER SEATS
(IF EQUIPPED, EXCEPT FOR THE KING RANCH姞 EDITION)
For King Ranch威 leather seats, refer to a separate section in this
chapter.
• Clean spills and stains as quickly as possible.
• For routine cleaning, wipe the surface with a soft, damp cloth. For
more thorough cleaning, wipe the surface with a mild soap and water
solution. In Canada, use Motorcraft威 Vinyl Cleaner (CXC-93). Dry the
area with a soft cloth.
• If the leather cannot be completely cleaned using a mild soap and
water solution, the leather may be cleaned using a commercially
available leather cleaning product designed for automotive interiors.
• To check for compatibility, first test any cleaner or stain remover on
an inconspicuous part of the leather.
• Do not use household cleaning products, alcohol solutions, solvents or
cleaners intended for rubber, vinyl and plastics, or oil/petroleum-based
leather conditioners. These products may cause premature wearing or
damage to the leather.
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LEATHER SEATS FOR THE KING RANCH姞 EDITION ONLY
(IF EQUIPPED)
Your vehicle is equipped with seating covered in premium, top-grain
leather which is extremely durable, but still requires special care and
maintenance in order to ensure longevity and comfort.
Regular cleaning and conditioning will maintain the appearance of the
leather.
Cleaning
For dirt, use a vacuum cleaner then use a clean, damp cloth or soft
brush.
For routine cleaning, wipe the surface with a soft, damp cloth. For more
thorough cleaning, wipe the surface with a mild soap and water solution.
• Clean spills as quickly as possible.
• Test any cleaner or stain remover on an inconspicuous part of the
leather as cleaners may darken the leather.
• Do not spill coffee, ketchup, mustard, orange juice or oil-based
products on the leather as they may permanently stain the leather.
• Do not use household cleaning products, alcohol solutions, solvents or
cleaners intended for rubber, vinyl or plastics.
Scratches
Natural Markings - Because the leather in the seat comes from genuine
steer hides, there will be evidence of naturally occurring markings, such
as small scars. These markings give character to the seating covers and
should be considered as proof of a genuine leather product.
In order to lessen the appearance of certain scratches and other wear
marks, apply conditioner on the affected area following the same
instructions as in the Conditioning section.
Conditioning
Bottles of King Ranch威 Leather Conditioner are available at the King
Ranch威 Saddle Shop. Visit the website at www.krsaddleshop.com, or
telephone (in the United States) 1–800–282–KING (5464). If you are
unable to obtain King Ranch威 Leather Conditioner, use another premium
leather conditioner.
• Clean the surfaces using the steps outlined in the Cleaning section.
• Ensure the leather is dry then apply a nickel-sized amount of
conditioner to a clean, dry cloth.
• Rub the conditioner into leather until it disappears. Allow the
conditioner to dry and repeat the process for the entire interior. If a
film appears, wipe off film with a dry, clean cloth.
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UNDERBODY
Flush the complete underside of your vehicle frequently. Keep body and
door drain holes free from packed dirt.
FORD AND LINCOLN MERCURY CAR CARE PRODUCTS
Your Ford or Lincoln Mercury authorized dealer has many quality
products available to clean your vehicle and protect its finishes. These
quality products have been specifically engineered to fulfill your
automotive needs; they are custom designed to complement the style
and appearance of your vehicle. Each product is made from high quality
materials that meet or exceed rigid specifications. For best results, use
the following products or products of equivalent quality:
Motorcraft威 Bug and Tar Remover (ZC-42)
Motorcraft威 Custom Bright Metal Cleaner (ZC-15)
Motorcraft威 Detail Wash (ZC-3-A)
Motorcraft威 Dusting Cloth (ZC-24)
Motorcraft威 Engine Shampoo and Degreaser (U.S. only) (ZC-20)
Motorcraft威 Engine Shampoo (Canada only) (CXC-66-A)
Motorcraft威 Multi-Purpose Cleaner (Canada only) (CXC-101)
Motorcraft威 Premium Glass Cleaner (Canada only) (CXC-100)
Motorcraft威 Premium Quality Windshield Washer Fluid (Canada only)
[CXC-37-(A, B, D or F)]
Motorcraft威 Premium Windshield Washer Concentrate (U.S. only)
(ZC-32-A)
Motorcraft威 Professional Strength Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner (ZC-54)
Motorcraft威 Spot and Stain Remover (U.S. only) (ZC-14)
Motorcraft威 Ultra-Clear Spray Glass Cleaner (ZC-23)
Motorcraft威 Vinyl Cleaner (Canada only) (CXC-93)
Motorcraft威 Wheel and Tire Cleaner (ZC-37-A)
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SERVICE RECOMMENDATIONS
To help you service your vehicle, we provide scheduled maintenance
information which makes tracking routine service easy.
If your vehicle requires professional service, your authorized dealer can
provide the necessary parts and service. Check your Warranty Guide to
find out which parts and services are covered.
Use only recommended fuels, lubricants, fluids and service parts
conforming to specifications. Motorcraft威 parts are designed and built to
provide the best performance in your vehicle.
PRECAUTIONS WHEN SERVICING YOUR VEHICLE
Be especially careful when inspecting or servicing your vehicle.
• Do not work on a hot engine.
• When the engine is running, make sure that loose clothing, jewelry or
long hair does not get caught in moving parts.
• Do not work on a vehicle with the engine running in an enclosed
space, unless you are sure you have enough ventilation.
• Keep all open flames and other burning (cigarettes) material away
from the battery and all fuel related parts.
If you disconnect the battery, the engine must “relearn” its idle condition
before your vehicle will drive properly, as explained in Battery in this
section.
Working with the engine off
1. For vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission, set the parking
brake and shift to P (Park). For vehicles equipped with a manual
transmission, set the parking brake, press and hold the clutch pedal,
place the gearshift in 1 (First), and release the clutch pedal.
2. Turn off the engine and remove the key.
3. Block the wheels.
Working with the engine on
1. For vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission, set the parking
brake and shift to P (Park). For vehicles equipped with a manual
transmission, set the parking brake, press and hold the clutch pedal,
place the gearshift in N (Neutral), and release the clutch pedal.
2. Block the wheels.
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WARNING: To reduce the risk of vehicle damage and/or
personal burn injuries, do not start your engine with the air
cleaner removed and do not remove it while the engine is running.
OPENING THE HOOD
1. Inside the vehicle, pull the hood
release handle located under the
instrument panel.
2. Raise the hood slightly. Then push the hood latch release lever,
located under the front center of the hood, to the left.
3. Lift the hood and support it with
the prop rod.
Lower the hood and allow it to drop for the last 8-11 inches (20-30 cm).
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IDENTIFYING COMPONENTS IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT
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1. Engine coolant reservoir
2. Engine oil filler cap
3. Battery
4. Brake/Clutch fluid reservoir
5. Power distribution box
6. Windshield washer fluid reservoir
7. Air filter assembly
8. Engine oil dipstick
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WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID
Add fluid to fill the reservoir if the
level is low. In very cold weather, do
not fill the reservoir completely.
Only use a washer fluid that meets
Ford specifications. Do not use any
special washer fluid such as
windshield water repellent type fluid
or bug wash. They may cause
squeaking, chatter noise, streaking and smearing. Refer to Maintenance
product specifications and capacities in this chapter.
State or local regulations on volatile organic compounds may restrict the
use of methanol, a common windshield washer antifreeze additive.
Washer fluids containing non-methanol antifreeze agents should be used
only if they provide cold weather protection without damaging the
vehicle’s paint finish, wiper blades or washer system.
WARNING: If you operate your vehicle in temperatures below
40°F (5°C), use washer fluid with antifreeze protection. Failure
to use washer fluid with antifreeze protection in cold weather could
result in impaired windshield vision and increase the risk of injury or
accident.
CHANGING THE WIPER BLADES
Change your wiper blades at least
once every year. Inspect them by
running your finger along each blade
to feel for irregularities.
Poor wiper quality can be improved
by cleaning the wiper blades and
windshield. Refer to Windows and
wiper blades in the Cleaning
chapter.
WARNING: Worn wiper
bladed can reduce visibility
in rainy weather and cause
accidents.
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To replace the wiper blades:
1. Pull the wiper arm away from the
windshield.
2. Press the locking button (1).
3. Remove the wiper blade (2).
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Note: Make sure the wiper blade locks into place.
ENGINE OIL
Checking the engine oil
Refer to the scheduled maintenance information for the appropriate
intervals for checking the engine oil.
1. Make sure the vehicle is at normal operating temperature and parked
on level ground.
2. Turn the engine off and wait 15 minutes for the oil to drain into the
oil pan.
3. Set the parking brake and ensure the gearshift is securely latched in
1st gear.
4. Open the hood, then locate and carefully remove the engine oil level
dipstick.
5. Wipe the dipstick clean. Insert the dipstick fully, then remove it again.
• If the oil level is between the MIN and MAX marks, the oil level is
acceptable. DO NOT ADD OIL.
• If the oil level is below the MIN
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MÁX
mark, add enough engine oil to
MÍN.
raise the level within the MIN and
MAX range. Refer to Adding
engine oil in this chapter.
• Oil levels above MAX mark
may cause engine damage. If
the engine is overfilled, some oil
must be removed from the engine by an authorized dealer.
6. Put the dipstick back in and ensure it is fully seated.
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Adding engine oil
1. Check the engine oil. For instructions, refer to Checking the engine
oil in this chapter.
2. If the engine oil level is not within the normal range, add only certified
engine oil of the recommended viscosity. Remove the engine oil filler cap
and use a funnel to pour the engine oil into the opening.
3. Recheck the engine oil level. Make sure the oil level is not above the
MAX mark on the engine oil level dipstick.
4. Install the dipstick and ensure it is fully seated.
5. Fully install the engine oil filler cap by turning the filler cap clockwise
tightly until it is snug.
To avoid possible oil loss, DO NOT operate the vehicle with the
engine oil level dipstick and/or the engine oil filler cap removed.
Engine oil and filter recommendations
Look for this certification
trademark.
Use SAE 5W-20 engine oil
Only use oils certified for gasoline engines by the American Petroleum
Institute (API). An oil with this trademark symbol conforms to the
current engine and emission system protection standards and fuel
economy requirements of the International Lubricant Standardization and
Approval Committee (ILSAC), comprised of U.S. and Japanese
automobile manufacturers.
To protect your engine and engine’s warranty, use Motorcraft威 SAE
5W-20 or an equivalent SAE 5W-20 oil meeting Ford specification
WSS-M2C930-A. SAE 5W-20 oil provides optimum fuel economy and
durability performance meeting all requirements for your
vehicle’s engine. Refer to Maintenance product specifications and
capacities later in this chapter for more information.
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Do not use supplemental engine oil additives, cleaners or other engine
treatments. They are unnecessary and could lead to engine damage that
is not covered by Ford warranty.
Change your engine oil and filter according to the appropriate schedule
listed in the scheduled maintenance information.
Ford production and Motorcraft威 replacement oil filters are designed for
added engine protection and long life. If a replacement oil filter is used
that does not meet Ford material and design specifications, start-up
engine noises or knock may be experienced.
It is recommended you use the appropriate Motorcraft威 oil filter or
another with equivalent performance for your engine application.
BATTERY
Your vehicle is equipped with a
Motorcraft威 maintenance-free
battery which normally does not
require additional water during its
life of service.
If your battery has a cover/shield, make sure it is reinstalled
after the battery has been cleaned or replaced.
For longer, trouble-free operation, keep the top of the battery clean and
dry. Also, make certain the battery cables are always tightly fastened to
the battery terminals.
If you see any corrosion on the battery or terminals, remove the cables
from the terminals and clean with a wire brush. You can neutralize the
acid with a solution of baking soda and water.
It is recommended that the negative battery cable terminal be
disconnected from the battery if you plan to store your vehicle for an
extended period of time. This will minimize the discharge of your battery
during storage.
Note: Electrical or electronic accessories or components added to the
vehicle by the dealer or the owner may adversely affect battery
performance and durability.
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WARNING: Batteries normally produce explosive gases which
can cause personal injury. Therefore, do not allow flames, sparks
or lighted substances to come near the battery. When working near the
battery, always shield your face and protect your eyes. Always provide
proper ventilation.
WARNING: When lifting a plastic-cased battery, excessive
pressure on the end walls could cause acid to flow through the
vent caps, resulting in personal injury and/or damage to the vehicle or
battery. Lift the battery with a battery carrier or with your hands on
opposite corners.
WARNING: Keep batteries out of reach of children. Batteries
contain sulfuric acid. Avoid contact with skin, eyes or clothing.
Shield your eyes when working near the battery to protect against
possible splashing of acid solution. In case of acid contact with skin or
eyes, flush immediately with water for a minimum of 15 minutes and
get prompt medical attention. If acid is swallowed, call a physician
immediately.
WARNING: Battery posts, terminals and related accessories
contain lead and lead compounds. Wash hands after handling.
Because your vehicle’s engine is electronically controlled by a computer,
some control conditions are maintained by power from the battery. When
the battery is disconnected or a new battery is installed, the engine must
relearn its idle and fuel trim strategy for optimum driveability and
performance. To begin this process:
1. With the vehicle at a complete stop, set the parking brake.
2. Put the gearshift in P (Park) (automatic transmission) or the neutral
position (manual transmission), turn off all accessories and start the
engine.
3. Run the engine until it reaches normal operating temperature.
4. Allow the engine to idle for at least one minute.
5. Turn the A/C on and allow the engine to idle for at least one minute.
6. Drive the vehicle to complete the relearning process.
• The vehicle may need to be driven 10 miles (16 km) or more to
relearn the idle and fuel trim strategy.
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• If you do not allow the engine to relearn its idle trim, the idle
quality of your vehicle may be adversely affected until the idle
trim is eventually relearned.
When the battery is disconnected or a new battery installed, the
automatic transmission must relearn its adaptive strategy. As a result of
this, the transmission may shift firmly when first driven. This operation is
considered normal and will fully update transmission operation to its
optimum shift feel.
If the battery has been disconnected or a new battery has been installed,
the clock and the preset radio stations must be reset once the battery is
reconnected.
• Always dispose of automotive
batteries in a responsible manner.
Follow your local authorized
standards for disposal. Call your
local authorized recycling center
to find out more about recycling
automotive batteries.
RECYCLE
ENGINE COOLANT
Checking engine coolant
The concentration and level of engine coolant should be checked at the
intervals listed in scheduled maintenance information. The coolant
concentration should be maintained at 50/50 coolant and distilled water,
which equates to a freeze point of -34°F (-36°C). Coolant concentration
testing is possible with a hydrometer or antifreeze tester. The level of
coolant should be maintained at the FULL COLD level or within the
COLD FILL RANGE in the coolant reservoir. If the level falls below, add
coolant per the instructions in the Adding engine coolant section.
Your vehicle was factory-filled with a 50/50 engine coolant and water
concentration. If the concentration of coolant falls below 40% or above
60%, the engine parts could become damaged or not work properly. A
50/50 mixture of coolant and water provides the following:
• Freeze protection down to -34°F (-36°C).
• Boiling protection up to 265°F (129°C).
• Protection against rust and other forms of corrosion.
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• Proper function of calibrated gauges.
When the engine is cold, check the
level of the engine coolant in the
reservoir.
• The engine coolant should be at the FULL COLD level, or within the
COLD FILL or MIN / MAX range as listed on the engine coolant
reservoir (depending upon application).
• Refer to scheduled maintenance information for service interval
schedules.
If the engine coolant has not been checked at the recommended interval,
the engine coolant reservoir may become low or empty. If the reservoir is
low or empty, add engine coolant to the reservoir. Refer to Adding
engine coolant in this chapter.
Note: Automotive fluids are not interchangeable; do not use engine
coolant/antifreeze or windshield washer fluid outside of its specified
function and vehicle location.
Adding engine coolant
When adding coolant, make sure it is a 50/50 mixture of engine coolant
and distilled water. Add the mixture to the coolant reservoir, when the
engine is cool, until the appropriate fill level is obtained. If coolant is
filled to the COLD FILL RANGE or FULL COLD level when the engine is
not cool, the system will remain underfilled.
WARNING: Do not add engine coolant when the engine is hot.
Steam and scalding liquids released from a hot cooling system
can burn you badly. Also, you can be burned if you spill coolant on hot
engine parts.
WARNING: Do not put engine coolant in the windshield washer
fluid container. If sprayed on the windshield, engine coolant
could make it difficult to see through the windshield.
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• DO NOT MIX different colors or types of coolant in your vehicle.
Make sure the correct coolant is used. DO NOT MIX recycled coolant
and new (unused) coolant together in the vehicle. Mixing of engine
coolants may harm your engine’s cooling system. The use of an
improper coolant may harm engine and cooling system components
and may void the warranty. Refer to Maintenance product
specifications and capacities in this chapter.
Note: Do not use stop leak pellets or cooling system sealants/additives
as they can cause damage to the engine cooling and/or heating systems.
This damage would not be covered under your vehicle’s warranty.
• A large amount of water without engine coolant may be added, in case
of emergency, to reach a vehicle service location. In this instance, the
cooling system must be drained and refilled with a 50/50 mixture of
engine coolant and distilled water as soon as possible. Water alone
(without engine coolant) can cause engine damage from corrosion,
overheating or freezing.
• Do not use alcohol, methanol, brine or any engine coolants
mixed with alcohol or methanol antifreeze (coolant). Alcohol
and other liquids can cause engine damage from overheating or
freezing.
• Do not add extra inhibitors or additives to the coolant. These
can be harmful and compromise the corrosion protection of the engine
coolant.
For vehicles with overflow coolant systems with a non-pressurized cap
on the coolant recovery system, add coolant to the coolant recovery
reservoir when the engine is cool. Add the proper mixture of coolant and
distilled water to the FULL COLD level. For all other vehicles which have
a coolant degas system with a pressurized cap, or if it is necessary to
remove the coolant pressure relief cap on the radiator of a vehicle with
an overflow system, follow these steps to add engine coolant.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of personal injury, make sure the
engine is cool before unscrewing the coolant pressure relief cap.
The cooling system is under pressure; steam and hot liquid can come
out forcefully when the cap is loosened slightly.
Add the proper mixture of coolant and water to the cooling system by
following these steps:
1. Before you begin, turn the engine off and let it cool.
2. When the engine is cool, wrap a thick cloth around the coolant
pressure relief cap on the coolant reservoir (a translucent plastic bottle).
Slowly turn cap counterclockwise (left) until pressure begins to release.
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3. Step back while the pressure releases.
4. When you are sure that all the pressure has been released, use the
cloth to turn it counterclockwise and remove the cap.
5. Fill the coolant reservoir slowly with the proper coolant mixture, to
within the COLD FILL RANGE or the FULL COLD level on the reservoir.
If you removed the radiator cap in an overflow system, fill the radiator
until the coolant is visible and radiator is almost full.
6. Replace the cap. Turn until tightly installed. Cap must be tightly
installed to prevent coolant loss.
After any coolant has been added, check the coolant concentration (refer
to Checking engine coolant). If the concentration is not 50/50
(protection to –34°F/–36°C), drain some coolant and adjust the
concentration. It may take several drains and additions to obtain a 50/50
coolant concentration.
Whenever coolant has been added, the coolant level in the coolant
reservoir should be checked the next few times you drive the vehicle. If
necessary, add enough 50/50 concentration of engine coolant and
distilled water to bring the liquid level to the proper level.
If you have to add more than 1.0 quart (1.0 liter) of engine coolant per
month, have your authorized dealer check the engine cooling system.
Your cooling system may have a leak. Operating an engine with a low
level of coolant can result in engine overheating and possible engine
damage.
Recycled engine coolant
Ford Motor Company does NOT recommend the use of recycled engine
coolant since a Ford-approved recycling process is not yet available.
Used engine coolant should be disposed of in an appropriate
manner. Follow your community’s regulations and standards for recycling
and disposing of automotive fluids.
Coolant refill capacity
To find out how much fluid your vehicle’s cooling system can hold, refer
to Maintenance product specifications and capacities in this chapter.
Fill your engine coolant reservoir as outlined in Adding engine coolant
in this section.
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Severe climates
If you drive in extremely cold climates (less than –34°F [–36°C]):
• It may be necessary to increase the coolant concentration
above 50%.
• NEVER increase the coolant concentration above 60%.
• A coolant concentration of 60% will provide freeze point
protection down to -62°F [-52°C]. Increased engine coolant
concentrations above 60% will decrease the overheat
protection characteristics of the engine coolant and may cause
engine damage.
• If available, refer to the chart on the coolant container to
ensure the coolant concentration in your vehicle will provide
adequate freeze protection at the temperatures in which you
drive in the winter months.
If you drive in extremely hot climates:
• It is still necessary to maintain the coolant concentration
above 40%.
• NEVER decrease the coolant concentration below 40%.
• A coolant concentration of 40% will provide freeze point
protection down to -12°F [-24°C]. Decreased engine coolant
concentrations below 40% will decrease the corrosion/freeze
protection characteristics of the engine coolant and may cause
engine damage.
• If available, refer to the chart on the coolant container to
ensure the coolant concentration in your vehicle will provide
adequate protection at the temperatures in which you drive.
Vehicles driven year-round in non-extreme climates should use a 50/50
mixture of engine coolant and distilled water for optimum cooling system
and engine protection.
Reduced engine power due to high temperature
If the engine begins to overheat:
• The engine malfunction
• The service engine soon
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If either lamp illuminates when the engine is running, this indicates a
fault. The engine will continue to run, but it may have limited power. If it
flashes when you are driving, reduce the speed of your vehicle
immediately. If it continues to flash, avoid heavy acceleration or
deceleration. Have the system checked by a properly trained technician
immediately.
If both lamps illuminate together, stop your vehicle as soon as it is safe
to do so (continued use may cause reduced power and cause the engine
to stop). Turn the ignition off and attempt to restart the engine. If the
engine restarts, have the system checked by a properly trained
technician immediately. If the engine does not restart, the vehicle must
be checked before continuing to drive the vehicle.
FUEL FILTER
Your vehicle is equipped with a lifetime fuel filter that is integrated with
the fuel tank. Regular maintenance or replacement is not needed.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT AUTOMOTIVE FUELS
Important safety precautions
WARNING: Do not overfill the fuel tank. The pressure in an
overfilled tank may cause leakage and lead to fuel spray and fire.
WARNING: The fuel system may be under pressure. If you hear
a hissing sound near the fuel filler door (Easy Fuel™ “no cap”
fuel system), do not refuel until the sound stops. Otherwise, fuel may
spray out, which could cause serious personal injury.
WARNING: Automotive fuels can cause serious injury or death
if misused or mishandled.
WARNING: Gasoline may contain benzene, which is a
cancer-causing agent.
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Observe the following guidelines when handling automotive fuel:
• Extinguish all smoking materials
and any open flames before
refueling your vehicle.
• Always turn off the vehicle before
refueling.
• Automotive fuels can be harmful
or fatal if swallowed. Fuel such as gasoline is highly toxic and if
swallowed can cause death or permanent injury. If fuel is swallowed,
call a physician immediately, even if no symptoms are immediately
apparent. The toxic effects of fuel may not be visible for hours.
• Avoid inhaling fuel vapors. Inhaling too much fuel vapor of any kind
can lead to eye and respiratory tract irritation. In severe cases,
excessive or prolonged breathing of fuel vapor can cause serious
illness and permanent injury.
• Avoid getting fuel liquid in your eyes. If fuel is splashed in the eyes,
remove contact lenses (if worn), flush with water for 15 minutes and
seek medical attention. Failure to seek proper medical attention could
lead to permanent injury.
• Fuels can also be harmful if absorbed through the skin. If fuel is
splashed on the skin and/or clothing, promptly remove contaminated
clothing and wash skin thoroughly with soap and water. Repeated or
prolonged skin contact with fuel liquid or vapor causes skin irritation.
• Be particularly careful if you are taking “Antabuse” or other forms of
disulfiram for the treatment of alcoholism. Breathing gasoline vapors,
or skin contact could cause an adverse reaction. In sensitive
individuals, serious personal injury or sickness may result. If fuel is
splashed on the skin, promptly wash skin thoroughly with soap and
water. Consult a physician immediately if you experience an adverse
reaction.
WARNING: When refueling always shut the engine off and
never allow sparks or open flames near the filler neck. Never
smoke while refueling. Fuel vapor is extremely hazardous under certain
conditions. Care should be taken to avoid inhaling excess fumes.
WARNING: The flow of fuel through a fuel pump nozzle can
produce static electricity, which can cause a fire if fuel is
pumped into an ungrounded fuel container.
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Refueling
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WARNING: Fuel vapor burns violently and a fuel fire can cause
severe injuries. To help avoid injuries to you and others:
Read and follow all the instructions on the pump island;
Turn off your engine when you are refueling;
Do not smoke if you are near fuel or refueling your vehicle;
Keep sparks, flames and smoking materials away from fuel;
Stay outside your vehicle and do not leave the fuel pump unattended
when refueling your vehicle — this is against the law in some places;
Keep children away from the fuel pump; never let children pump
fuel.
Do not use personal electronic devices while refueling. It can ignite
fuel vapors.
Use the following guidelines to avoid electrostatic charge build-up when
filling an ungrounded fuel container:
• Place approved fuel container on the ground.
• DO NOT fill a fuel container while it is in the vehicle (including the
cargo area).
• Keep the fuel pump nozzle in contact with the fuel container while
filling.
• DO NOT use a device that would hold the fuel pump handle in the fill
position.
Easy Fuel™ “no cap” fuel system
Your fuel tank is equipped with an Easy Fuel™ “no cap” fuel filler
system. This allows you to simply open the fuel filler door and insert the
fuel filler nozzle into the fuel system. The Easy Fuel™ system is
self-sealing and protected against dust, dirt, water and snow/ice.
When fueling your vehicle:
1. Turn the engine off.
2. Open the fuel filler door.
3. Slowly insert the fuel filler nozzle fully into the fuel system, and leave
the nozzle fully inserted until you are done pumping. Pump fuel as
normal.
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4. After you are done pumping fuel, slowly remove the fuel filler
nozzle—allow about five seconds after pumping fuel before removing the
fuel filler nozzle. This allows residual fuel to drain back into the fuel tank
and not spill onto the vehicle.
Note: A fuel spillage concern may occur if overfilling the fuel tank. Do
not overfill the tank to the point that the fuel is able to bypass the fuel
filler nozzle.
If the check fuel fill inlet lamp comes on, the fuel fill inlet may not have
properly closed. The inlet may have stuck open or debris may be
preventing the inlet from fully closing. At the next opportunity, safely
pull off the road, turn off the engine, open the fuel filler door and
remove any visible debris from the fuel fill opening. Insert either the fuel
fill nozzle or the fuel fill funnel (see Refilling with a portable fuel
container for funnel location) provided with the vehicle several times to
dislodge any debris and/or allow the inlet to close properly. If this action
corrects the problem, the check fuel fill inlet lamp may not reset
immediately. It may take several driving cycles for the check fuel fill inlet
lamp to turn off. A driving cycle consists of an engine start-up (after four
or more hours with the engine off) followed by city/highway driving.
Continuing to drive with the check fuel fill inlet lamp on may cause the
service engine soon lamp to turn on as well.
WARNING: The fuel system may be under pressure. If you hear
a hissing sound near the fuel filler door (Easy Fuel™ “no cap”
fuel system), do not refuel until the sound stops. Otherwise, fuel may
spray out, which could cause serious personal injury.
Choosing the right fuel
Use only UNLEADED fuel or UNLEADED fuel blended with a maximum
of 10% ethanol. Do not use fuel ethanol (E85), diesel, methanol, leaded
fuel or any other fuel. The use of leaded fuel is prohibited by law and
could damage your vehicle.
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Your vehicle was not designed to use fuel or fuel additives with metallic
compounds, including manganese-based additives.
Note: Use of any fuel other than those recommended may cause
powertrain damage, a loss of vehicle performance, and repairs may not
be covered under warranty.
Octane recommendations
Your vehicle is designed to use
“Regular” unleaded gasoline with a
pump (R+M)/2 octane rating of 87.
Some stations offer fuels posted as
(R+M)/2 METHOD
“Regular” with an octane rating
below 87, particularly in high altitude areas. Fuels with octane levels
below 87 are not recommended.
87
Do not be concerned if your engine sometimes knocks lightly. However, if
it knocks heavily under most driving conditions while you are using fuel
with the recommended octane rating, see your authorized dealer to
prevent any engine damage.
Fuel quality
If you are experiencing starting, rough idle or hesitation driveability
problems during a cold start, try a different brand of “Regular” unleaded
gasoline. Premium unleaded gasoline is not recommended for vehicles
designed to use “Regular” unleaded gasoline because it may cause these
problems to become more pronounced. If the problems persist, see your
authorized dealer.
Do not add aftermarket fuel additive products to your fuel tank. It
should not be necessary to add any aftermarket products to your fuel
tank if you continue to use high quality fuel of the recommended octane
rating. These products have not been approved for your engine and
could cause damage to the fuel system. Repairs to correct the effects of
using an aftermarket product in your fuel may not be covered by your
warranty.
Many of the world’s automakers approved the World-Wide Fuel Charter
that recommends gasoline specifications to provide improved
performance and emission control system protection for your vehicle.
Gasolines that meet the World-Wide Fuel Charter should be used when
available. Ask your fuel supplier about gasolines that meet the
World-Wide Fuel Charter.
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Cleaner air
Ford endorses the use of reformulated “cleaner-burning” gasolines to
improve air quality, per the recommendations in the Choosing the right
fuel section.
Running out of fuel
Avoid running out of fuel because this situation may have an adverse
effect on powertrain components.
If you have run out of fuel:
• You may need to cycle the ignition from off to on several times after
refueling to allow the fuel system to pump the fuel from the tank to
the engine. On restarting, cranking time will take a few seconds longer
than normal.
• Normally, adding 1 gallon (3.8L) of fuel is enough to restart the
engine. If the vehicle is out of fuel and on a steep grade, more than
1 gallon (3.8L) may be required.
indicator may come on. For more
• The service engine soon
information on the service engine soon indicator, refer to Warning
lights and chimes in the Instrument Cluster chapter.
Refilling with a portable fuel container
With the Easy Fuel™ “no cap” fuel system, use the following directions
when filling from a portable fuel container:
WARNING: Do not insert the nozzle of portable fuel containers
or aftermarket funnels into the Easy Fuel™ system. This could
damage the fuel system and its seal, and may cause fuel to run onto
the ground instead of filling the tank, which could result in serious
personal injury.
WARNING: Do not try to pry open or push open the Easy
Fuel™ system with foreign objects. This could damage the fuel
system and its seal and cause injury to you or others.
When filling the vehicle’s fuel tank from a portable fuel container, use the
included funnel.
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1. To locate the white plastic funnel,
lift the carpeted floor panel covering
the spare tire in the rear of the
vehicle. The funnel is visible in the
foam pod on the spare tire.
2. Slowly insert the funnel into the Easy Fuel™ system.
3. Fill the vehicle with fuel from the portable fuel container.
4. When done, clean the funnel or properly dispose of it. Extra funnels
can be purchased from your authorized dealer if you choose to dispose
of the funnel. Do not use aftermarket funnels; they will not work with
the Easy Fuel™ system and can damage it. The included funnel has
been specially designed to work safely with your vehicle.
ESSENTIALS OF GOOD FUEL ECONOMY
Measuring techniques
Your best source of information about actual fuel economy is you, the
driver. You must gather information as accurately and consistently as
possible. Fuel expense, frequency of fill-ups or fuel gauge readings are
NOT accurate as a measure of fuel economy. We do not recommend
taking fuel economy measurements during the first 1,000 miles
(1,600 km) of driving (engine break-in period). You will get a more
accurate measurement after 2,000 miles–3,000 miles (3,000 km–5,000
km).
Filling the tank
The advertised fuel capacity of the fuel tank on your vehicle is equal to
the rated refill capacity of the fuel tank as listed in the Maintenance
product specifications and capacities section of this chapter.
The advertised capacity is the amount of the indicated capacity and the
empty reserve combined. Indicated capacity is the difference in the
amount of fuel in a full tank and a tank when the fuel gauge indicates
empty. Empty reserve is the small amount of fuel remaining in the fuel
tank after the fuel gauge indicates empty.
The amount of usable fuel in the empty reserve varies and should
not be relied upon to increase driving range. When refueling your
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vehicle after the fuel gauge indicates empty, you might not be
able to refuel the full amount of the advertised capacity of the
fuel tank due to the empty reserve still present in the tank.
For consistent results when filling the fuel tank:
• Turn the engine/ignition switch to the off position prior to refueling,
an error in the reading will result if the engine is left running.
• Use the same filling rate setting (low — medium — high) each time
the tank is filled.
• Allow no more than two automatic click-offs when filling.
• Always use fuel with the recommended octane rating.
• Use a known quality gasoline, preferably a national brand.
• Have the vehicle loading and distribution the same every time.
Your results will be most accurate if your filling method is consistent.
Calculating fuel economy
1. Fill the fuel tank completely and record the initial odometer reading
(in miles or kilometers).
2. Each time you fill the tank, record the amount of fuel added (in
gallons or liters).
3. After at least three to five tank fill-ups, fill the fuel tank and record
the current odometer reading.
4. Subtract your initial odometer reading from the current odometer
reading.
5. Follow one of the simple calculations in order to determine fuel
economy:
Calculation 1: Divide total miles traveled by total gallons used.
Calculation 2: Multiply liters used by 100, then divide by total
kilometers traveled.
Keep a record for at least one month and record the type of driving (city
or highway). This will provide an accurate estimate of the vehicle’s fuel
economy under current driving conditions. Additionally, keeping records
during summer and winter will show how temperature impacts fuel
economy. In general, lower temperatures give lower fuel economy.
Driving style — good driving and fuel economy habits
Give consideration to the lists that follow and you may be able to change
a number of variables and improve your fuel economy.
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Habits
• Smooth, moderate operation can yield up to 10% savings in fuel.
• Steady speeds without stopping will usually give the best fuel
economy.
• Idling for long periods of time (greater than one minute) may waste
fuel.
• Anticipate stopping; slowing down may eliminate the need to stop.
• Sudden or hard accelerations may reduce fuel economy.
• Slow down gradually.
• Driving at reasonable speeds (traveling at 55 mph [88 km/h] uses 15%
less fuel than traveling at 65 mph [105 km/h]).
• Revving the engine before turning it off may reduce fuel economy.
• Using the air conditioner or defroster may reduce fuel economy.
• You may want to turn off the speed control in hilly terrain if
unnecessary shifting between the top gears occurs. Unnecessary
shifting of this type could result in reduced fuel economy.
• Warming up a vehicle on cold mornings is not required and may
reduce fuel economy.
• Resting your foot on the brake pedal while driving may reduce fuel
economy.
• Combine errands and minimize stop-and-go driving.
Maintenance
• Keep tires properly inflated and use only recommended size.
• Operating a vehicle with the wheels out of alignment will reduce fuel
economy.
• Use recommended engine oil. Refer to Maintenance product
specifications and capacities in this chapter.
• Perform all regularly scheduled maintenance items. Follow the
recommended maintenance schedule and owner maintenance checks
found in scheduled maintenance information.
Conditions
• Heavily loading a vehicle or towing a trailer may reduce fuel economy
at any speed.
• Carrying unnecessary weight may reduce fuel economy (approximately
1 mpg [0.4 km/L] is lost for every 400 lb [180 kg] of weight carried).
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• Adding certain accessories to your vehicle (for example bug
deflectors, rollbars/light bars, running boards, ski/luggage racks) may
reduce fuel economy.
• Using fuel blended with alcohol may lower fuel economy.
• Fuel economy may decrease with lower temperatures during the first
8–10 miles (12–16 km) of driving.
• Driving on flat terrain offers improved fuel economy as compared to
driving on hilly terrain.
• Transmissions give their best fuel economy when operated in the top
cruise gear and with steady pressure on the gas pedal.
• Close windows for high speed driving.
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
Your vehicle is equipped with various emission control components and a
catalytic converter which will enable your vehicle to comply with
applicable exhaust emission standards. To make sure that the catalytic
converter and other emission control components continue to work
properly:
• Use only the specified fuel listed.
• Avoid running out of fuel.
• Do not turn off the ignition while your vehicle is moving, especially at
high speeds.
• Have the items listed in scheduled maintenance information
performed according to the specified schedule.
The scheduled maintenance items listed in scheduled maintenance
information are essential to the life and performance of your vehicle
and to its emissions system.
If other than Ford, Motorcraft威 or Ford-authorized parts are used for
maintenance replacements or for service of components affecting
emission control, such non-Ford parts should be equivalent to genuine
Ford Motor Company parts in performance and durability.
WARNING: Do not park, idle, or drive your vehicle in dry grass
or other dry ground cover. The emission system heats up the
engine compartment and exhaust system, which can start a fire.
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Illumination of the service engine soon
indicator, charging system
warning light or the temperature warning light, fluid leaks, strange odors,
smoke or loss of engine power could indicate that the emission control
system is not working properly.
An improperly operating or damaged exhaust system may allow exhaust
to enter the vehicle. Have a damaged or improperly operating exhaust
system inspected and repaired immediately.
WARNING: Exhaust leaks may result in entry of harmful and
potentially lethal fumes into the passenger compartment.
Do not make any unauthorized changes to your vehicle or engine. By
law, vehicle owners and anyone who manufactures, repairs, services,
sells, leases, trades vehicles, or supervises a fleet of vehicles are not
permitted to intentionally remove an emission control device or prevent
it from working. Information about your vehicle’s emission system is on
the Vehicle Emission Control Information Decal located on or near the
engine. This decal also lists engine displacement.
Please consult your Warranty Guide for complete emission warranty
information.
On-board diagnostics (OBD-II)
Your vehicle is equipped with a computer that monitors the engine’s
emission control system. This system is commonly known as the
on-board diagnostics system (OBD-II). The OBD-II system protects the
environment by ensuring that your vehicle continues to meet
government emission standards. The OBD-II system also assists your
authorized dealer in properly servicing your vehicle. When the service
indicator illuminates, the OBD-II system has detected
engine soon
a malfunction. Temporary malfunctions may cause the service engine
indicator to illuminate. Examples are:
soon
1. The vehicle has run out of fuel—the engine may misfire or run poorly.
2. Poor fuel quality or water in the fuel—the engine may misfire or run
poorly.
3. The fuel fill inlet may not have been properly closed. See Easy Fuel™
“no cap” fuel system in this chapter.
4. Driving through deep water—the electrical system may be wet.
These temporary malfunctions can be corrected by filling the fuel tank
with good quality fuel, properly closing the fuel fill inlet or letting the
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electrical system dry out. After three driving cycles without these or any
other temporary malfunctions present, the service engine soon
indicator should stay off the next time the engine is started. A driving
cycle consists of a cold engine startup followed by mixed city/highway
driving. No additional vehicle service is required.
If the service engine soon
indicator remains on, have your vehicle
serviced at the first available opportunity. Although some malfunctions
detected by the OBD-II may not have symptoms that are apparent,
indicator on can
continued driving with the service engine soon
result in increased emissions, lower fuel economy, reduced engine and
transmission smoothness, and lead to more costly repairs.
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) testing
Some state/provincial and local governments may have
Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) programs to inspect the emission control
equipment on your vehicle. Failure to pass this inspection could prevent
you from getting a vehicle registration. Your vehicle may not pass the I/M
indicator is on or not working
test if the service engine soon
properly (bulb is burned out), or if the OBD-II system has determined
that some of the emission control systems have not been properly
checked. In this case, the vehicle is considered not ready for I/M testing.
indicator is on or the bulb does not
If the service engine soon
work, the vehicle may need to be serviced. Refer to On-board
diagnostics (OBD-II) in this chapter.
If the vehicle’s engine or transmission has just been serviced, or the
battery has recently run down or been replaced, the OBD-II system may
indicate that the vehicle is not ready for I/M testing. To determine if the
vehicle is ready for I/M testing, turn the ignition key to the on position
for 15 seconds without cranking the engine. If the service engine
indicator blinks eight times, it means that the vehicle is not
soon
ready for I/M testing; if the service engine soon
indicator stays on
solid, it means that the vehicle is ready for I/M testing.
The OBD-II system is designed to check the emission control system
during normal driving. A complete check may take several days. If the
vehicle is not ready for I/M testing, the following driving cycle consisting
of mixed city and highway driving may be performed:
15 minutes of steady driving on an expressway/highway followed by
20 minutes of stop-and-go driving with at least four 30-second idle
periods.
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Allow the vehicle to sit for at least eight hours without starting the
engine. Then, start the engine and complete the above driving cycle. The
engine must warm up to its normal operating temperature. Once started,
do not turn off the engine until the above driving cycle is complete. If
the vehicle is still not ready for I/M testing, the above driving cycle will
have to be repeated.
BRAKE/CLUTCH FLUID
Brake and clutch (if equipped) systems are supplied from the same
reservoir.
The fluid level will drop slowly as
the brakes wear, and will rise when
the brake components are replaced.
Fluid levels between the MIN and
MAX lines are within the normal
operating range; there is no need to
add fluid. If the fluid levels are
outside of the normal operating
range, the performance of the system could be compromised; seek
service from your authorized dealer immediately.
TRANSMISSION FLUID
Checking 6-speed automatic transmission fluid
The automatic transmission does not have a transmission fluid dipstick.
Refer to your scheduled maintenance information for scheduled
intervals for fluid checks and changes. Your transmission does not
consume fluid. However, the fluid level should be checked if the
transmission is not working properly, (i.e., if the transmission slips or
shifts slowly) or if you notice some sign of fluid leakage.
Transmission fluid should be checked by an authorized dealer. If
required, fluid should be added by an authorized dealer.
Do not use supplemental transmission fluid additives, treatments or
cleaning agents. The use of these materials may affect transmission
operation and result in damage to internal transmission components.
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Checking and adding manual transmission fluid (if equipped)
1. Clean the filler plug.
2. Remove the filler plug and
inspect the fluid level.
3. Fluid level should be at the
bottom of the opening.
4. Add enough fluid through the
filler opening so that the fluid level
is 5-10 mm below the bottom of the
opening.
5. Install and tighten the fill plug securely.
Use only fluid that meets Ford specifications. Refer to the Maintenance
product specifications and capacities section in this chapter.
AIR FILTER
Refer to scheduled maintenance information for the appropriate
intervals for changing the air filter element.
When changing the air filter element, use only the air filter element
listed. Refer to Motorcraft威 part numbers in this chapter.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of vehicle damage and/or
personal burn injuries do not start your engine with the air
cleaner removed and do not remove it while the engine is running.
Changing the air filter element
1. Remove the four screws that
secure the air filter housing cover.
2. Carefully separate the two halves
of the air filter housing.
3. Remove the air filter element
from the air filter housing.
4. Wipe the air filter housing and
cover clean to remove any dirt or
debris and to ensure good sealing.
5. Install a new air filter element. Be
careful not to crimp the filter element edges between the air filter
housing and cover. This could cause filter damage and allow unfiltered
air to enter the engine if not properly seated.
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6. Replace the air filter housing cover and install the screws.
Note: Failure to use the correct air filter element may result in severe
engine damage. The customer warranty may be void for any damage to
the engine if the correct air filter element is not used.
VEHICLE STORAGE
If you plan on storing your vehicle for an extended period of time
(30 days or more), refer to the following maintenance recommendations
to ensure your vehicle stays in good operating condition.
All motor vehicles and their components were engineered and tested for
reliable, regular driving. Long term storage under various conditions may
lead to component degradation or failure unless specific precautions are
taken to preserve the components.
General
• Store all vehicles in a dry, ventilated place.
• Protect from sunlight, if possible.
• If vehicles are stored outside, they require regular maintenance to
protect against rust and damage.
Body
• Wash vehicle thoroughly to remove dirt, grease, oil, tar or mud from
exterior surfaces, rear-wheel housing and underside of front fenders.
See the Cleaning chapter for more information.
• Periodically wash vehicles stored in exposed locations.
• Touch-up raw or primed metal to prevent rust.
• Cover chrome and stainless steel parts with a thick coat of auto wax
to prevent discoloration. Re-wax as necessary when the vehicle is
washed. See the Cleaning chapter for more information.
• Lubricate all hood, door and trunk lid hinges, and latches with a light
grade oil. See the Cleaning chapter for more information.
• Cover interior trim to prevent fading.
• Keep all rubber parts free from oil and solvents.
Engine
• The engine oil and filter should be changed prior to storage, as used
engine oil contain contaminates that may cause engine damage.
• Start the engine every 15 days. Run at fast idle until it reaches normal
operating temperature.
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• With your foot on the brake, shift through all the gears while the
engine is running.
Fuel system
• Fill the fuel tank with high-quality fuel until the first automatic shutoff
of the fuel pump nozzle.
Note: During extended periods of vehicle storage (30 days or more),
fuel may deteriorate due to oxidation. Add Motorcraft威 Gas Stabilizer or
equivalent meeting Ford material specification ESE-M99C112-A to the
vehicle fuel system whenever actual or expected storage periods exceed
30 days. Follow the instructions on the additive label. The vehicle should
then be operated at idle speed to circulate the additive throughout the
fuel system.
Cooling system
• Protect against freezing temperatures.
• When removing vehicle from storage, check coolant fluid level.
Confirm there are no cooling system leaks, and fluid is at the
recommended level.
Battery
• Check and recharge as necessary. Keep connections clean.
• If storing your vehicle for more than 30 days without recharging the
battery, it may be advisable to disconnect the battery cables to ensure
battery charge is maintained for quick starting.
Note: If battery cables are disconnected, it will be necessary to reset
memory features.
Brakes
• Make sure brakes and parking brake are fully released.
Tires
• Maintain recommended air pressure.
Miscellaneous
• Make sure all linkages, cables, levers and pins under vehicle are
covered with grease to prevent rust.
• Move vehicles at least 25 feet (8 m) every 15 days to lubricate
working parts and prevent corrosion.
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Removing vehicle from storage
When your vehicle is ready to come out of storage, do the following:
• Wash your vehicle to remove any dirt or grease film build-up on
window surfaces.
• Check windshield wipers for any deterioration.
• Check under the hood for any foreign material that may have collected
during storage (mice/squirrel nests).
• Check the exhaust for any foreign material that may have collected
during storage.
• Check tire pressures and set tire inflation per the Tire Label.
• Check brake pedal operation. Drive the vehicle 15 ft (4.5 meters) back
and forth to remove rust build up.
• Check fluid levels (including coolant, oil and gas) to make sure there
are no leaks, and fluids are at recommended levels.
• If the battery was removed, clean the battery cable ends and inspect.
If you have any concerns or issues, contact your authorized dealer.
MOTORCRAFT姞 PART NUMBERS
Component
Air filter element
Oil filter
Battery
Spark plugs
1.6L engine
FA-1904
FL-910S 1
BXT-96R-500
2
1
Only use the specified replacement oil filter. The use of a non-specified
oil filter can result in engine damage.
2
For spark plug replacement, see your authorized dealer. Refer to
scheduled maintenance information for the appropriate intervals for
changing the spark plugs.
Replace the spark plugs with ones that meet Ford material and
design specifications for your vehicle, such as Motorcraft威 or
equivalent replacement parts. The customer warranty may be
void for any damage to the engine if such spark plugs are not
used.
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Top-off to MAX
line on reservoir
—
Brake/Clutch fluid
Door latch, hood latch,
auxiliary hood latch,
trunk latch, seat
tracks.
Multi-Purpose Grease
(Lithium grease)
Ford Part Name or
Equivalent
Motorcraft威 High
Performance DOT 3
Motor Vehicle Brake
Fluid
Lock cylinder
—
Motorcraft威 Penetrating
and Lock Lubricant
Motorcraft威 Full
Manual transmission
2.2 quarts (2.1L)
Synthetic Manual
fluid
Transmission Fluid
Motorcraft威
Automatic transmission
1.6 quarts (1.5L)
Dual Clutch
fluid
Transmission Fluid
Capacity
Item
MAINTENANCE PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS AND CAPACITIES
XT-11-QDV /
WSS-M2C200-D2
XT-M5-QS /
WSD-M2C200-C
XL-1 /
None
XG-4 or XL-5 or equivalent
/
ESB-M1C93-B
PM-1-C /
WSS-M6C62-A or
WSS-M6C65-A1
Ford Part Number / Ford
Specification
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Engine coolant
Engine oil
Item
Ford Part Name or
Equivalent
•Motorcraft威 SAE
5W-20 Premium
Synthetic Blend Motor
Oil (US)
•Motorcraft威 SAE
4.2 quarts (4.0L) 5W-20 Full Synthetic
(with filter
Motor Oil (US)
change)
•Motorcraft威 SAE
5W-20 Super Premium
Motor Oil (Canada)
•Motorcraft威 SAE
5W-20 Synthetic Motor
Oil (Canada)
•Motorcraft威 Specialty
Orange Engine Coolant
with Bittering Agent
5.8 quarts
(US)
(5.5L)
•Motorcraft威 Specialty
Orange Engine Coolant
(Canada)
Capacity
•VC-3-B (US)
•CVC-3-B (Canada) /
WSS-M97B44-D
•XO-5W20-QSP (US)
•XO-5W20-QFS (US)
•CXO-5W20-LSP12
(Canada)
•CXO-5W20-LFS12
(Canada) /
WSS-M2C930-A and API
Certification Mark
Ford Part Number / Ford
Specification
Maintenance and Specifications
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Capacity
Fill as required
12.4 gallons
(47L)
Item
Windshield washer
fluid
Fuel tank
—
Ford Part Name or
Equivalent
Motorcraft威 Premium
Windshield Washer
Concentrate (US)
Premium Quality
Windshield Washer
Fluid (Canada)
—
Ford Part Number / Ford
Specification
Motorcraft威 Premium
Windshield Washer
Concentrate (US)
Premium Quality
Windshield Washer Fluid
(Canada)
Maintenance and Specifications
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ENGINE DATA
Engine
Cubic inches
Required fuel
Firing order
Ignition system
Compression ratio
Spark plug gap
1.6L engine
97
87 octane
1–3–4–2
Distributorless Ignition System
(D.I.S.)
11:1
.85 -.75 inch
(0.8mm +/-0 .05mm )
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Engine drivebelt routing
IDENTIFYING YOUR VEHICLE
Safety Compliance Certification Label
The National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration Regulations require
that a Safety Compliance
Certification Label be affixed to a
vehicle and prescribe where the
Safety Compliance Certification
Label may be located. The Safety
Compliance Certification Label is
located on the structure (B-Pillar)
by the trailing edge of the driver’s
door or the edge of the driver’s
door.
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Vehicle identification number (VIN)
The vehicle identification number is
located on the driver side
instrument panel.
Please note that in the graphic,
XXXX is representative of your
vehicle identification number.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) contains the following
information:
1. World manufacturer identifier
2. Brake system / Gross Vehicle
Weight Rating (GVWR) / Restraint
Devices and their location
3. Make, vehicle line, series, body
type
4. Engine type
5. Check digit
6. Model year
7. Assembly plant
8. Production sequence number
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TRANSMISSION CODE DESIGNATIONS
You can find a transmission code on
the Safety Compliance Certification
Label. The following table tells you
which transmission each code
represents.
Description
Five-speed manual transmission
Six-speed automatic transmission
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Code
C
A
Accessories
FORD CUSTOM ACCESSORIES FOR YOUR VEHICLE
A wide selection of Ford Custom Accessories are available for your
vehicle through your local Ford or Ford of Canada dealer. These quality
accessories have been specifically engineered to fulfill your automotive
needs; they are custom designed to complement the style and
aerodynamic appearance of your vehicle. In addition, each accessory is
made from high quality materials and meets or exceeds Ford’s rigorous
engineering and safety specifications. Ford Motor Company will repair or
replace any properly dealer-installed Ford Custom Accessories found to
be defective in factory-supplied materials or workmanship during the
warranty period, as well as any component damaged by the defective
accessories. The accessories will be warranted for whichever provides
you the greatest benefit:
• 12 months or 12,000 miles (20,000 km) (whichever occurs first), or
• the remainder of your new vehicle limited warranty.
Contact your dealer for details and a copy of the warranty.
The following is a list of several Ford Custom Accessories. Not all
accessories are available for all models. For a complete listing of the
accessories that are available for your vehicle, please contact your dealer
or visit our online store at: www.fordaccessories.com.
Exterior style
•Bug shields
•Deflectors
•Graphics kit
•Splash guards
•Spoilers
•Wheels
•Body kit*
Interior style
•Ambient lighting kit
•Floor mats
•Lighted sill plates
•Illuminated shift knob*
•Subwoofer*
Lifestyle
•Ash cup / smoker’s package
•Garmin navigation*
•Roof racks and carriers*
•Rear bumper protector*
•Cargo net*
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Peace of mind
•Keyless entry keypad
•Remote start
•Wheel locks
•Back-up camera*
•Seat covers*
•Windshield wiper shaker*
•Vehicle tracking and recovery*
•Bumper mounted parking
sensors*
*Ford Licensed Accessories (FLA) are warranted by the accessory
manufacturer’s warranty. Ford Licensed Accessories are fully designed
and developed by the accessory manufacturer and have not been
designed or tested to Ford Motor Company engineering requirements.
Contact your Ford dealer for details regarding the manufacturer’s limited
warranty and/or a copy of the FLA product limited warranty offered by
the accessory manufacturer.
For maximum vehicle performance, keep the following information in
mind when adding accessories or equipment to your vehicle:
• When adding accessories, equipment, passengers and luggage to your
vehicle, do not exceed the total weight capacity of the vehicle or of
the front or rear axle (GVWR or GAWR as indicated on the Safety
Compliance Certification label). Consult your authorized dealer for
specific weight information.
• The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Canadian Radio
Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) regulate the use of mobile
communications systems — such as two-way radios, telephones and
theft alarms - that are equipped with radio transmitters. Any such
equipment installed in your vehicle should comply with FCC or CRTC
regulations and should be installed only by a qualified service
technician.
• Mobile communications systems may harm the operation of your
vehicle, particularly if they are not properly designed for automotive
use.
• To avoid interference with other vehicle functions, such as anti-lock
braking systems, amateur radio users who install radios and antennas
onto their vehicle should not locate the Amateur Radio Antennas in
the area of the driver’s side hood.
• Electrical or electronic accessories or components that are added to
the vehicle by the authorized dealer or the owner may adversely affect
battery performance and durability.
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FORD ESP EXTENDED SERVICE PLANS (U.S. ONLY)
More than 30 million Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury owners have discovered
the powerful protection of Ford ESP. It is the only extended service plan
backed by Ford Motor Company, and provides “peace of mind”
protection beyond the New Vehicle Limited Warranty coverage.
Up to 500+ Covered Vehicle Components
There are four, new-vehicle Extended Service Plans with different levels
of coverage. Ask your dealer for details.
PremiumCare – Our most comprehensive coverage. With over 500
covered components, this plan is so complete that we generally only
discuss what’s not covered!
ExtraCare – Covers 113 components, and includes many high-tech
items.
BaseCare – Covers 84 components.
PowertrainCare – Covers 29 critical components.
Ford ESP is honored by all Ford, Lincoln and Mercury Dealers in
the U.S. and Canada It’s the only extended service plan authorized and
backed by Ford Motor Company. That means you get:
• Reliable, quality service anywhere you go.
• Factory-trained technicians.
• Genuine Ford and Motorcraft威 Parts.
Rental car reimbursement
If your vehicle is kept overnight for covered repairs, you are
eligible for rental car coverage, including Bumper-to-Bumper warranty
repairs, or manufacturer’s recalls.
Transferable coverage
If you sell your vehicle before your Ford ESP coverage expires, you can
transfer any remaining coverage to the new owner. Whenever you’re
ready to sell your car, prospective buyers may feel better about taking a
risk on your used vehicle. Ford ESP may add resale value!
Plus, exclusive 24/7 roadside assistance, including:
• Towing, flat-tire change and battery jump starts.
• Out-of-fuel and lock-out assistance.
• Travel expense reimbursement for lodging, meals and rental car.
• Destination assistance for taxi, shuttle, rental car coverage and
emergency transportation.
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Ford ESP Can Quickly Pay for Itself
One service bill – the cost of parts and labor – can easily exceed the
price of your Ford ESP Service Contract. With Ford ESP, you minimize
your risk for unexpected repair bills and rising repair costs.
Avoid the rising cost of properly maintaining your vehicle!
Ford ESP also offers a Premium Maintenance Plan that covers items that
routinely wear out.
The coverage is prepaid, so you never have to worry about affording
your vehicle maintenance. It covers regular checkups, routine
inspections, preventive care and replacement of items that require
periodic attention for normal “wear”:
• Wiper blades
• Brake pads and linings
• Spark plugs (except
• Shock absorbers
California)
• Clutch disc
• Belts and hoses
Contact your selling Ford, Lincoln, or Mercury dealership today so they
can customize a Ford Extended Service Plan that fits your driving
lifestyle and budget.
Interest free finance options available
Take advantage of our installment payment plan, just a 10% down
payment will provide you with an affordable no interest, no-fee payment
opportunity.
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FORD ESP EXTENDED SERVICE PLANS (CANADA ONLY)
You can get more protection for your vehicle by purchasing a Ford
Extended Service Plan (ESP). Ford ESP is the only service contract
backed by Ford Motor Company. Depending on the plan you purchase,
Ford ESP provides benefits such as:
• Rental reimbursement
• Coverage for certain maintenance and wear items
• Protection against repair costs after your New Vehicle Limited
Warranty Coverage expires
• Roadside Assistance benefits
You may purchase Ford ESP from any participating Ford Motor Company
dealership. There are several Ford ESP plans available in various time,
distance and deductible combinations. Each plan is tailored to fit your
own driving needs, including reimbursement for towing and rental.
When you purchase Ford ESP, you receive peace-of-mind protection
throughout Canada and the United States, provided by a network of Ford
Motor Company dealers.
For more information, visit your local Ford of Canada dealer or
www.ford.ca to find the Ford Extended Service Plan that is right for you.
NOTE: Repairs performed outside of Canada and the United States are
not eligible for Ford ESP coverage. This information is subject to change.
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GENERAL MAINTENANCE INFORMATION
Why maintain your vehicle?
This guide describes the scheduled maintenance required for your
vehicle. Carefully following this schedule helps protect against major
repair expenses resulting from neglect or inadequate maintenance and
may also help to increase the value of your vehicle when you sell or
trade it.
It is your responsibility to see that all scheduled maintenance is
performed and that the materials used meet Ford engineering
specifications. Failure to perform scheduled maintenance specific in this
guide will invalidate warranty coverage on parts affected by the lack of
maintenance. Be sure receipts for completed maintenance are kept with
the vehicle and confirmation of the work performed is always recorded in
this guide.
Your Ford or Lincoln Mercury dealer has factory-trained technicians who
can perform the required maintenance using genuine Ford parts. They
are committed to meeting your service needs and to assuring your
continuing satisfaction.
Protecting your investment
Maintenance is an investment that will pay dividends in the form of
improved reliability, durability and resale value. To ensure the proper
performance of your vehicle and its emission control systems, it is
imperative that scheduled maintenance be completed at the designated
intervals.
Your vehicle is very sophisticated and built with multiple complex
performance systems. Every manufacturer develops these systems using
different specifications and performance features. That’s why it’s
important to rely upon your Ford or Lincoln Mercury dealership to
properly diagnose and repair your vehicle.
Ford Motor Company has recommended maintenance intervals for
various parts and component systems based upon engineering testing.
Ford Motor Company relies upon this testing to determine the most
appropriate mileage for replacement of oils and fluids to protect your
vehicle at the lowest overall cost to you and recommends against
maintenance schedules that deviate from the scheduled maintenance
information.
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Ford strongly recommends the use of genuine Ford replacement parts.
Parts other than Ford, Motorcraft威 or Ford-authorized remanufactured
parts that are used for maintenance replacement or for the service of
components affecting emission control must be equivalent to genuine
Ford Motor Company parts in performance and durability. It is the
owner’s responsibility to determine the equivalency of such parts. Please
consult your Warranty Guide for complete warranty information.
Non-Ford approved chemicals or additives are not required for factory
recommended maintenance. In fact, Ford Motor Company recommends
against the use of such additive products unless specifically
recommended by Ford for a particular application.
Oil, fluids and flushing
In many cases, fluid discoloration is a normal operating characteristic
and, by itself, does not necessarily indicate a concern or that the fluid
needs to be changed. However, discolored fluids that also show signs of
overheating and/or foreign material contamination should be inspected
immediately by a qualified expert such as the factory-trained technicians
at your Ford or Lincoln Mercury Dealership. Your vehicle’s oils and fluids
should be changed at the specified intervals or in conjunction with a
repair. Flushing is a viable way to change fluid for many vehicle
sub-systems during scheduled maintenance. It is critical that systems are
flushed only with new fluid that is the same as that required to fill and
operate the system, or using a Ford-approved flushing chemical.
Genuine Ford parts and service
When planning your maintenance services, consider your Ford and
Lincoln Mercury dealership for all your vehicle’s needs.
Get the most from your service and maintenance visits
There are a lot of reasons why visiting your Ford or Lincoln Mercury
dealership for all your service needs is a great way to help keep your
vehicle running great.
Convenience
Many dealerships have extended evening and Saturday hours to make
your service visit more convenient. How’s that for quality service?
Factory-trained technicians
Ford and Lincoln Mercury service technicians participate in extensive
factory-sponsored certification training to help them become experts on
the operation of your vehicle. Ask your dealership about the training and
certification their technicians have received.
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Genuine Ford and Motorcraft姞 replacement parts
Ford and Lincoln Mercury dealerships stock Ford and Motorcraft威
branded replacement parts. These parts meet or exceed Ford Motor
Company’s specifications, and we stand behind them. Parts installed at
your Ford or Lincoln Mercury dealership carry a nationwide, 12 months,
12,000 mile (20,000 km) parts and labor limited warranty. Your dealer
can give you details.
Value shopping for your vehicle’s maintenance needs
Your dealership recognizes the competitive landscape of maintenance and
light repair automotive services. With factory-trained technicians, and
one-stop service from routine maintenance like oil changes and tire
rotations to repairs like brake service, check out the value your Ford and
Lincoln Mercury dealers can offer.
WHICH MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE SHOULD YOU FOLLOW?
Owner checks and services
Certain basic maintenance checks and inspections should be performed
by the owner or a service technician at the intervals indicated. Service
information and supporting specifications are provided in this Owner’s
Guide.
Any adverse condition should be brought to the attention of your dealer
or qualified service technician as soon as possible for the proper service
advice. The owner maintenance service checks are generally not covered
by warranties so you may be charged for labor, parts or lubricants used.
Maximum oil change interval
❑ As indicated by the instrument cluster message center (can be up to one year or 10,000 miles [16,000 km])
Engine coolant change interval
❑ 6 years or 100,000 miles (160,000 km) - change engine coolant (whichever comes first)
❑ After initial change - change engine coolant every 3 years or 50,000 miles (80,000 km).
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Check every month
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function of all interior and exterior lights
tires for wear and correct air pressure, including spare tire
windshield washer fluid level
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lap/shoulder belts and seat latches for wear and function
parking brake for proper operation
safety warning lamps (brake, ABS, airbag, safety belt) for operation
cooling system fluid level and coolant strength
battery connections and clean if necessary
washer spray, wiper operation and clean all wiper blades (replace as necessary)
and lubricate all hinges, latches and outside locks. Inspect for correct operation
and lubricate door rubber weatherstrips. Inspect for excessive wear
and clean body and door drain holes. Inspect for clogs and obstructions
Check every six months
Multi-point inspection
In order to keep your vehicle running right, it is important to have the
systems on your vehicle checked regularly. This can help identify
potential issues and prevent major problems. Ford Motor Company
recommends the following multi-point inspection be performed at every
scheduled maintenance interval to help ensure your vehicle keeps
running great.
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Mutli-point inspection - Recommended at every visit
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Check and top-up fluid levels: brake, coolant recovery reservoir, manual and automatic transmission (if equipped with an
underhood dipstick), power steering (if equipped) and window washer
Inspect tires for wear and check air pressure, including spare.
Check exhaust system for leaks, damage, loose parts and foreign material.
Check battery performance.
Check operation of horn, exterior lamps, turn signals and hazard warning lights.
Check radiator, coolers, heater and air conditioning hoses.
Inspect windshield washer spray and wiper operation.
Check windshield for cracks, chips and pitting.
Inspect for oil and fluid leaks.
Inspect engine air filter.
Inspect half shaft dust boots, if equipped.
Check shocks and struts and other suspension components for leaks and damage.
Inspect steering and linkage.
Inspect accessory drive belt(s).
Inspect clutch operation, if equipped.
Be sure to ask your Ford or Lincoln Mercury dealership service advisor
or technician about the multi-point vehicle inspection. It’s a
comprehensive way to perform a thorough inspection of your vehicle. It’s
your checklist that gives you immediate feedback on the overall
condition of your vehicle. You’ll know what’s been checked, what’s okay,
as well as those things that may require future or immediate attention.
The multi-point vehicle inspection is one more way to keep your vehicle
running great!
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NORMAL SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE AND LOG
The following section contains the “Normal Schedule”. This schedule is
presented at specific mileage (kilometer) intervals with exceptions
noted. Reset your oil life monitoring system after each engine oil and
filter change; refer to the Instrument Cluster chapter.
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Miles (x 1000)
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Kilometers (x 1000)
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Inspect engine cooling system for strength, and hoses
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Every 20,000 miles
(32,000 km)
Every 30,000 miles
(48,000 km)
Replace cabin air filter (if equipped)
Replace climate-controlled seat filter (if
equipped)
Replace engine air filter
Every 100,000 miles
Change engine coolant1
(160,000 km)
Replace spark plugs
Inspect accessory drive belt(s)2
Every 150,000 miles
Change automatic transmission fluid and filter
(240,000 km)
(filter not required on 6F35, 6F50, and
AWF-21 transmissions); consult dealer for
requirements
Change manual transmission fluid
Change rear axle fluid on all rear-wheel drive
(RWD) vehicles
Replace accessory drive belt(s) if not replaced
within the last 100,000 miles (160,000 km)
Replace timing belt (Fiesta). Failure to
replace timing belt can cause internal
engine damage.
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Initial replacement at 100,000 miles (160,000 km) or 72 months; every
50,000 miles (80,000 km) or 36 months thereafter
2
Perform a follow-up inspection at 120,000 miles (192,000 km)
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SPECIAL OPERATING CONDITIONS
If you operate your Ford/Lincoln/Mercury vehicle primarily in one of the
more demanding Special Operating Conditions listed below, you will
need to have some items maintained more frequently. If you only
occasionally operate your vehicle under these conditions, it is not
necessary to perform the additional maintenance. For specific
recommendations, see your Ford or Lincoln Mercury dealership service
advisor or technician.
Towing a trailer or using a camper or car-top carrier
As required – Change engine oil and replace oil filter as indicated by
message center and perform services as listed in the
Normal Scheduled Maintenance chart.
Every 30,000 miles (48,000 km) – Change automatic transmission fluid.
Every 60,000 miles (96,000 km) – Change manual transmission fluid.
Inspect frequently, service as – See axle maintenance items under Exceptions.
required.
Extensive idling and/or low-speed driving for long distances as in heavy
commercial use such as delivery, taxi, patrol car or livery
As required – Change engine oil and replace oil filter as indicated by
message center and perform services as listed in the
Normal Scheduled Maintenance chart (except Fiesta).
Every 300 hours of engine – Change engine oil and replace oil filter (Fiesta).
operation*
Every 30,000 miles (48,000 km) – Change automatic transmission fluid (except Fiesta).
Every 60,000 miles (96,000 km) – Replace spark plugs.
As required – Replace engine oil and filter
Inspect frequently, service as – Replace cabin air filter (if equipped).
required
– Replace engine air filter.
* Engine hour meter installation is recommended for these operating
conditions.
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Operating in dusty conditions such as unpaved or dusty roads
Every 5,000 miles (8,000 km) – Rotate tires, inspect tires for wear and measure tread
depth.
– Inspect the wheels and related components for
abnormal noise, wear, looseness or drag.
Every 5,000 miles (8,000 km) or – Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
6 months
Every 30,000 miles (48,000 km) – Change automatic transmission fluid.
Every 50,000 miles (80,000 km) – Change manual transmission fluid.
Inspect frequently, service as – Replace cabin air filter (if equipped).
required
– Replace engine air filter.
Reset your oil life monitoring system after each engine oil and filter
change; refer to the Instrument Cluster chapter.
Exclusive use of E85 (Flex Fuel Vehicles only)
Every oil change interval – If ran exclusively on E85, fill the fuel tank full with
regular unleaded fuel.
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EXCEPTIONS
In addition, there are several exceptions to the Normal Schedule. They
are listed below:
Normal vehicle axle maintenance
❑
Rear axles and power take-off (PTO) units containing synthetic lubricant and light duty trucks equipped with Ford-design
axles are lubricated for life. These lubricants are not to be checked or changed unless a leak is suspected, service is required or the axle assembly has been submerged in water. The axle and PTO lubricant should be changed anytime the axle
and PTO have been submerged in water. During extended trailer tow operation above 70°F (21°C) ambient and wide open
throttle for extended periods above 45 mph (72 km/h), non-synthetic rear axle lubricants should be replaced every
3,000 miles (4,800 km) or three months, whichever occurs first. The 3,000 mile (4,800 km) lubricant change interval
may be waived if the axle was filled with 75W140 synthetic gear lubricant meeting Ford specification WSL-M2C192-A, part
number F1TZ-19580-B or equivalent. Add friction modifier XL-3 (EST-M2C118-A) or equivalent for complete refill of TractionLok rear axles (refer to Maintenance product and specifications in the Maintenance and Specifications chapter for details).
The axle lubricant should be changed anytime an axle has been submerged in water.
Police/Taxi/Livery vehicle axle maintenance
❑ Replace rear axle lubricant every 100,000 miles (160,000 km). Rear axle lubricant change may be waived if the axle
was filled with 75W140 synthetic gear lubricant meeting Ford specification WSL-M2C192-A, part number FITZ-19580-B or
equivalent. Add four ounces (118 mL) of friction modifier XL-3 (EST-M2C118-A) or equivalent for complete refill of TractionLok rear axles. The axle lubricant should be changed anytime the axle has been submerged in water.
California fuel filter replacement
❑
If vehicle is registered in California, the California Air Resources Board has determined that the failure to perform this maintenance item will not nullify the emission warranty or limit recall liability prior to the completion of the vehicle’s useful life.
Ford Motor Company, however, urges you to have all recommended maintenance services performed at the specified intervals and to record all vehicle service.
Hot climate oil change intervals
❑ If operating conditions are normal and you drive your Ford, Lincoln or Mercury vehicle under typical, everyday conditions
and you are using an API performance category oil of SL or later (for example SM, etc.) then you can follow the
7,500 mile (12,000 km) normal service oil change intervals schedule. Vehicles operating in the Middle East, North Africa,
Sub-Saharan Africa or locations with similar climates must follow the oil change interval of 3,000 mile (5,000 km) if the
owner is using oils defined by the American Petroleum Institute (API) performance category of API SK or earlier (for example SJ, etc.).
Engine air filter & cabin air filter replacement
❑ Engine air filter and cabin air filter life is dependent on exposure to dusty and dirty conditions. Vehicles operated in these
conditions will require frequent inspection and replacement of the engine air filter and cabin air filter.
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6 years or 100,000 miles (160,000 km) - change coolant (whichever comes first).
After initial change - change coolant every 3 years or 50,000 miles (80,000 km).
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911 assist™ .................................65
A
Accessing and using your USB
port ..............................................80
Accessing call history/phone
book during active call ...............54
Accessing system settings .........82
Accessing vehicle applications ..82
Accessing your phone book .......56
Accessing your playlists .............91
Accessory delay ........................124
Active call menu options ...........52
Adding a Bluetooth media
device which is in discoverable
mode ............................................84
Adding a Bluetooth media
device which is in discovery
mode ............................................83
Adding (pairing) a phone ..........71
AdvanceTrac ..............................236
Air cleaner filter ...............314, 317
Airbag supplemental restraint
system ........................165, 174, 176
and child safety seats ............167
description ..............165, 174, 176
disposal ....................................180
driver airbag ............167, 175, 178
indicator light .................174, 179
operation .................167, 175, 178
passenger airbag .....167, 175, 178
side airbag ...............................174
Ambient mood/lighting .............109
Answering an incoming call .......51
Antifreeze
(see Engine coolant) ................296
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Anti-lock brake system
(see Brakes) ..............................235
Anti-theft system ..............142, 144
arming the system ..........143–144
disarming a triggered
system .....................................144
triggering .................................144
Applications .................................70
Audio system (see Radio) ...24, 27
Automatic transmission ............242
driving an automatic
overdrive .................................242
fluid, adding ............................313
fluid, checking ........................313
Automatically download your
phone book ..................................61
Auxiliary input jack (Line in) ....31
Auxiliary power point ...............121
B
Battery .......................................294
acid, treating emergencies .....294
jumping a disabled battery ....266
maintenance-free ....................294
replacement, specifications ...317
servicing ..................................294
Belt-Minder威 .............................160
Blind Spot Spotter Mirror ........248
Booster seats .............................195
Brakes ................................234–235
anti-lock ...................................235
anti-lock brake system (ABS)
warning light ...........................235
fluid, checking and adding ....313
fluid, refill capacities ..............318
fluid, specifications .................318
lubricant specifications ..........318
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parking ....................................236
shift interlock ..........................240
Break-in period .............................5
Bulbs ..........................................110
C
Call history ..................................55
Capacities for refilling fluids ....318
Cell phone use ..............................9
Changing a tire .........................260
Changing the SYNC威 language
setting ....................................74, 86
Child safety seats ......................185
attaching with tether straps ..191
in front seat ............................186
in rear seat ..............................186
LATCH .....................................189
recommendations ...................183
Child safety seats - booster
seats ...........................................195
Cleaning your vehicle
engine compartment ..............282
instrument panel ....................284
interior .....................................284
plastic parts ............................283
washing ....................................280
waxing .....................................281
wheels ......................................281
wiper blades ............................283
Clock ..........................19, 24, 27–28
Clutch
fluid ..........................................313
operation while driving ..........246
recommended shift speeds ....246
Connecting a Bluetooth media
device ...........................................84
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Connecting a digital media
player to SYNC威 .........................78
Connecting a phone ....................72
Console ......................................121
Controls
steering column ......................128
Coolant
checking and adding ..............296
refill capacities ................299, 318
specifications ..........................318
Cruise control
(see Speed control) ..................126
Customer Assistance ................250
Ford Extended Service
Plan ..................................327, 330
Getting assistance outside the
U.S. and Canada .....................276
Getting roadside assistance ...250
Getting the service you
need .........................................272
Ordering additional owner’s
literature .................................278
Utilizing the
Mediation/Arbitration
Program ...................................276
D
Daytime running lamps
(see Lamps) ..............................106
Delete a device ...........................85
Deleting a phone .........................73
Deleting all phones .....................73
Deleting all text messages .........59
Dipstick
automatic transmission
fluid ..........................................313
engine oil .................................292
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Doors
central unlocking ....................132
Downloading unread text
messages ......................................58
Driving under special
conditions ..................................245
through water .........................249
E
Electronic message center .........18
Emergencies, roadside
jump-starting ..........................266
running out of fuel .........266, 306
Emission control system ..........310
End user license agreement ......95
Ending a call ...............................51
Engine ................................321–322
cleaning ...................................282
coolant .....................................296
idle speed control ...................294
lubrication specifications .......318
refill capacities ........................318
service points ..................290–291
Engine block heater .................233
Engine fan .................................290
Engine oil ..................................292
change oil soon warning,
message center .......................292
checking and adding ..............292
dipstick ....................................292
filter, specifications ........293, 317
recommendations ...................293
refill capacities ........................318
specifications ..........................318
Event data recording ....................7
Exhaust fumes ..........................232
Exiting phone mode ...................51
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Exploring the USB device ..........92
F
Fan, Engine Cooling .........288, 290
Floor mats .........................129–130
Fluid capacities .........................318
Fuel ............................................301
calculating fuel economy .......307
cap ...........................................303
capacity ...................................318
choosing the right fuel ...........304
detergent in fuel .....................306
filler funnel .............................306
filling your vehicle with
fuel ...........................301, 303, 307
filter, specifications ........301, 317
fuel pump shut-off ..................251
improving fuel economy ........307
octane rating ...........305, 321–322
quality ......................................305
running out of fuel .........266, 306
safety information relating to
automotive fuels .....................301
Fuses ..................................252–253
G
Gas cap (see Fuel cap) ............303
Gas mileage
(see Fuel economy) .................307
Gauges .........................................17
H
Hazard flashers .........................251
Head restraints .........................145
Headlamps .................................105
aiming ..............................106–107
bulb specifications ..................110
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daytime running lights ...........106
high beam ...............................105
replacing bulbs .......................111
turning on and off ..................105
Heating
heating and air conditioning
system .....................................102
K
Keyless entry system
autolock ...................................133
Keys ...................................130, 144
positions of the ignition .........227
L
Hood ..........................................289
I
Ignition .......................227, 321–322
Incoming new text message ......51
Infant seats
(see Safety seats) .....................185
Inspection/maintenance (I/M)
testing ........................................312
Installing new vehicle
applications ...........................75, 87
Instrument panel
cleaning ...................................284
cluster ........................................12
lighting up panel and
interior .....................................106
Intelligent Access Key ..............130
Intelligent Access with push
button start ...............................137
J
Jack ............................................260
positioning ...............................260
storage .....................................260
Joining two calls
(multiparty/conference
call) ........................................53–54
Jump-starting your vehicle ......266
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Lamps
bulb replacement
specifications chart ................110
daytime running light .............106
headlamps ...............................105
instrument panel, dimming ...106
interior lamps .........108–109, 111
replacing bulbs .......................111
LATCH anchors .........................189
Lights, warning and indicator ....12
anti-lock brakes (ABS) ..........235
Load limits .................................219
Locks
autolock ...................................133
childproof ................................134
Lubricant specifications ...........318
Lug nuts ....................................265
M
Making a call ...............................51
Manual transmission .................246
fluid capacities ........................318
lubricant specifications ..........318
reverse .....................................247
Message center .....................17–18
warning messages .....................19
Message notification ...................60
Mirrors ...............................124–125
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automatic dimming rearview
mirror ......................................124
heated ......................................125
side view mirrors (power) .....125
signal .......................................126
Modifying your phone book .......60
Moon roof ..................................128
Motorcraft威 parts ..............287, 317
O
Octane rating ............................305
Oil (see Engine oil) ..................292
Power door locks ......................131
Power mirrors ...........................125
Power point ...............................121
Power steering ..................239–240
fluid, refill capacity ................318
fluid, specifications .................318
Power Windows .........................122
Privacy information ....................40
Push button start system .........230
Putting a call on/off hold ...........53
R
P
Pairing media devices to
SYNC威 ....................................83–84
Pairing your phone .....................71
Pairing your phone for the first
time ..............................................50
Parking brake ............................236
Parts
(see Motorcraft威 parts) ...........317
Passenger Occupant
Classification Sensor .................152
Performing a master reset ...75, 87
Phone dependent features .........41
Phone redial ................................55
Phone settings ............................59
Phone status ...............................59
Play menu ....................................85
Playing a specific track ..............92
Playing similar music ..................93
Power distribution box
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Radio ......................................24, 27
Recommendations for
attaching safety restraints for
children ......................................183
Relays ........................................252
Remote entry system .......135, 137
illuminated entry ....................142
locking/unlocking doors .........138
opening the trunk ...................139
replacement/additional
transmitters .....................141–142
replacing the batteries ...........139
Returning to factory
defaults ..................................74, 86
Roadside assistance ..................250
S
Safety belts (see Safety
restraints) ..151, 154–155, 157, 159
Safety Canopy ...........................174
Safety defects, reporting ..........279
Safety information ......................40
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Safety
restraints ...........151, 154–157, 159
Belt-Minder威 ...........................160
extension assembly ................158
for adults .........................155, 157
for children .............................180
Occupant Classification
Sensor ......................................152
warning light and
chime ...............................159–160
Safety restraints - LATCH
anchors ......................................189
Safety seats for children ..........185
Safety Compliance
Certification Label ....................322
Satellite Radio Information ........36
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Normal Scheduled
Maintenance and Log .............337
What Maintenance Schedule
Should You Follow? ................333
Seats ..........................................145
child safety seats ....................185
cleaning ...................................286
heated ......................................148
SecuriLock passive anti-theft
system ........................................142
Selecting and playing specific
albums .........................................90
Selecting and playing specific
artists ...........................................89
Selecting different genres ..........91
Selecting different media
sources .........................................79
Sending new text messages .......57
Servicing your vehicle ..............288
Setting a phone as primary .......72
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Setting a ring tone ......................60
Setting the clock .............19, 24, 28
Side air curtain .........................176
SOS Post Crash Alert ...............180
Spark plugs,
specifications .............317, 321–322
Specification chart,
lubricants ...................................318
Speed control ............................126
Starting your vehicle ........227–229
jump starting ..........................266
push button start system .......230
Steering
speed sensitive .......................240
Steering wheel
controls ....................................128
tilting .......................................121
Streaming music from your
phone ...........................................81
SYNC威 voice recognition
feature .........................................41
System settings ...........................70
T
Text messaging ...........................56
Tilt steering wheel ....................121
Tire Pressure Monitoring
System (TPMS)
Tires, Wheels and Loading ....214
Tires ...........................199–200, 260
alignment ................................207
care ..........................................203
changing ..........................260, 262
checking the pressure ............203
inflating ...................................201
label .........................................213
Index
replacing ..................................205
rotating ....................................207
safety practices .......................206
sidewall information ...............208
snow tires and chains ............219
spare tire .................................260
terminology .............................200
tire grades ...............................200
treadwear ........................199, 204
Towing .......................................225
recreational towing .................225
trailer towing ..........................225
wrecker ....................................270
Traffic, Directions and
Information ..................................62
Transmission
automatic operation ...............242
brake-shift interlock (BSI) ....240
fluid, checking and adding
(automatic) .............................313
fluid, checking and adding
(manual) .................................314
fluid, refill capacities ..............318
lubricant specifications ..........318
manual operation ....................246
Trunk
remote release ........................139
Turn signal ................................108
Turning Bluetooth on/off ............73
Turning prompts on/off ........74, 86
U
USB port ......................................33
Using privacy mode ....................53
Using SYNC威’s play menu ..........87
Using the Auxiliary input jack
(Line in) ......................................81
Using the media settings ............82
Using the play all feature ...........89
Using voice commands with
SYNC威 ..........................................43
Using your media menu .............79
V
Vehicle health report ..................68
Vehicle Identification Number
(VIN) ..........................................323
Vehicle loading ..........................219
Ventilating your vehicle ...........232
Voice commands in media
mode ............................................76
Voice commands in phone
mode ............................................47
W
Warning lights (see Lights) .......12
Washer fluid ..............................291
Water, Driving through .............249
What is SYNC威? ..........................39
What’s playing? ...........................79
Windows
power .......................................122
rear wiper/washer ...................120
Windshield washer fluid and
wipers
checking and adding fluid .....291
operation .................................120
replacing wiper blades ...........291
Wrecker towing .........................270
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