Ford K8285 Motorized Toy Car User Manual

• Please read this manual
and save it with your original
sales receipt.
• Tool needed for assembly:
Phillips Screwdriver
(not included).
• Use only with the included
Power Wheels® 12 Volt LeadAcid Rechargeable, Battery
with Built-in Thermal Fuse
and a Power Wheels
12 Volt Charger with type 12V
connector (both included).
Radio operation (not included).
Owner's Manual
with Assembly Instructions
For Model K8285
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Important Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Warnings and Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Parts Picture. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Battery Charging. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Decoration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Battery Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Battery Care and Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Safe Driving Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Vehicle Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Charge Indicator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
FM Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Cargo Bed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Vehicle Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Problems and Solutions Guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
FCC Statement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
• Your new vehicle requires adult assembly. Please set aside at least
60 minutes for assembly.
• You must charge your battery for 18 - 30 hours before you use
your vehicle for the first time. We recommend that you start
charging your battery before beginning assembly. Please see
Battery Charging beginning on page 7 for detailed instructions.
• Read this manual carefully for important safety information and
operating instructions before using your vehicle. Keep this manual
for future reference as it contains important information.
• This vehicle is appropriate for use on generally level, rough terrain
(including hard surfaces, wet and dry grass, ruts, gravel, mulch
and mud) and by children 3 years of age and older.
• This vehicle has been pre-set so it will only operate in low speed.
See the instructions for High speed lockout on page 21 to
remove the high speed lock-out screw.
• Use this vehicle ONLY outdoors. Most interior flooring can be
damaged by riding this vehicle indoors. Fisher-Price® will not be
responsible for damage to the floor if the vehicle is used indoors.
• To prevent damaging the motors and gears, teach your child
to stop the vehicle before switching direction. Do not exceed
the maximum total weight capacity of 130 lbs (59 kg) in the
passenger seating area and cargo bed. Cargo bed weight limit:
25 lbs (11.3 kg).
• This product contains a magnet. Do not use around items that are
sensitive to or affected by magnetic fields.
• This vehicle has adjustable play seat belts. Please note that the
adjustable seat belts are designed to be a play feature and do not
function as protective safety restraints.
• If you have any questions about your Power Wheels® vehicle,
please call our toll-free service lines at 1-800-348-0751 from
9 AM to 7 PM (EST) Monday through Friday and 11 AM to 5 PM
(EST) Saturday. Trained customer service representatives are
available to take your call in English or French. Habla Español?
Si usted tiene alguna pregunta ó necesita asistencia llame gratis
1-800-348-0755 para los Estados Unidos. Tenemos representantes
que hablan español para atender su llamada.
• For your convenience, Power Wheels® maintains an independently
owned and operated Authorized Service Center Network with
more than 300 authorized service centers nationwide. Our
authorized service centers will repair or replace parts under
warranty at no extra charge, and can perform non-warranty
repairs for a minimal charge. To find the authorized service center
nearest you, please visit us on-line at www.powerwheels.com
or call 1-800-348-0751.
• To register your vehicle, please visit us on-line at
www.powerwheels.com.
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ELECTRICAL HAZARD
WARNING
• Battery can fall out and injure a child if vehicle tips over. Always use battery retainer.
• PREVENT FIRE
- Never modify the electrical system. Alterations could cause a fire resulting in serious injury
and could also ruin the electrical system.
- Use of the wrong type battery or charger could cause a fire or explosion resulting in
serious injury.
- Use of Power Wheels® components in products other than Power Wheels® vehicles could
cause overheating, fire or explosion.
• The battery must be handled by adults only. The battery is heavy and contains sulfuric acid
(electrolyte). Dropping the battery could result in serious injury.
• Never allow children to charge the battery. Battery charging must be done by adults only. A child
could be injured by the electricity involved in charging the battery.
• Read the safety instructions on the battery.
• Examine the battery, charger and their connectors for excessive wear or damage each time
you charge the battery. If damage or excessive wear is detected, do not use the charger or the
battery until you have replaced the worn or damaged part.
• HOT motors. Handle carefully.
RIDING HAZARD
WARNING
• Prevent Injuries and Deaths
• Direct Adult Supervision Required.
• Never Ride at Night.
• Keep Children Within Safe Riding Areas.
These areas must be:
- away from swimming pools and other bodies of water to prevent drownings
- generally level to prevent tipovers
- away from steps, steep inclines, cars, roads and alleys.
• Riding Rules
Make sure children know and follow these rules for safe driving and riding.
- Always sit on the seat.
- Always wear shoes.
- Only 2 (two) riders at a time.
- Never ride in cargo bed.
CAUTION
• In the unassembled state, this package contains small parts. Adult assembly is required.
• Use the charger in dry locations only.
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PARTS
• If you experience a problem with this product, or are missing a part, please call us at 1-800-348-0751, rather than return this product
to the store.
• Please identify all parts before assembly and save all packaging material until assembly is complete to ensure that no parts are discarded.
• Metal parts have been coated with a lubricant to protect them during shipment. Wipe all metal parts with a paper towel to remove any
excess lubricant.
Grille Support
Vehicle
Hood
Front Grille
2 Rear Wheels
Seat
Cargo Bed
Long Seat Belt
4
2 Short Seat Belts
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Steering Wheel Cover
Steering Wheel
Steering Column
12 Volt Charger
2 Hubcaps
12 Volt Battery
Steering Column Cap
Part Not Shown: Label Sheet
#8 x 3/ 4" Screw - 19
.25" x 2.85" Pin - 1
Wire Clip - 2
Fasteners Shown Actual Size
For your convenience, we included extra fasteners!
Note: Tighten and loosen all screws with a Phillips screwdriver. Do not over-tighten the screws.
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PARTS PICTURE
Note: Some parts shown are assembled to both sides of the vehicle.
5
9
9
6
4
14
13
8
2
1
7
18
3
10
15
12
11
16
1
2
3
4
5
6
Vehicle
Cargo Bed
2 Hubcaps
Steering Wheel
Seat
Steering Wheel Cover
17
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
Hood
Long Seat Belt
2 Short Seat Belts
2 Rear Wheels
Front Grille
Grille Support
6
Steering Column
.25 x 2.85" Pin
Steering Column Cap
12 Volt Charger
12 Volt Battery
2 Wire Clips
Parts Not Shown
Label Sheet
#8 x 3/4" Screw - 19
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BATTERY CHARGING
ELECTRICAL HAZARD
About Thermal Fuses
WARNING
Your Power Wheels® 12 volt battery is equipped with a built-in
thermal fuse. The thermal fuse is a self-resetting safety device which
automatically “trips” and shuts down operation of the vehicle if the
vehicle is overloaded or the driving conditions too severe. Once
a fuse has "tripped", remove your foot from the pedal and wait
approximately 25 seconds before operating the vehicle again. To
avoid repeated automatic shut-downs, do not overload the vehicle by
exceeding the 130 lbs. (59 kg) maximum weight capacity or by towing
anything behind the vehicle. Avoid severe driving conditions, such
as driving up slopes or running into fixed objects, which can cause
the wheels to stop spinning while power is still being supplied to
the motors and make sure your child stops the vehicle before
switching direction.
If a thermal fuse in a battery continually trips under normal driving
conditions, please contact your local Power Wheels® Authorized
Service Center. For the location of the Authorized Service Center
nearest to you, visit us on-line at www.powerwheels.com,
or call 1-800-348-0751.
• Battery can fall out and injure a child if
vehicle tips over. Always use battery retainer.
• PREVENT FIRE
- Never modify the electrical system.
Alterations could cause a fire resulting
in serious injury and could also ruin the
electrical system.
- Use of the wrong type battery or charger
could cause a fire or explosion resulting
in serious injury.
- Use of Power Wheels® components in
products other than Power Wheels®
vehicles could cause overheating, fire
or explosion.
• The battery must be handled by adults only.
The battery is heavy and contains sulfuric
acid (electrolyte). Dropping the battery could
result in serious injury.
• Never allow children to charge the battery.
Battery charging must be done by adults
only. A child could be injured by the electricity involved in charging the battery.
• Read the safety instructions on the battery.
• Examine the battery, charger and their
connectors for excessive wear or damage
each time you charge the battery. If damage
or excessive wear is detected, do not use
the charger or the battery until you have
replaced the worn or damaged part.
Important Notes
• Your new battery must be charged for at least 18 hours
before you use it in your vehicle for the first time.
• We recommend that you start charging your battery before
beginning assembly of your new vehicle.
• The battery must be upright while charging.
• The charger is not a toy.
• Do not short circuit the battery.
• You do not need to remove the battery from your vehicle to
recharge it.
• Before charging the battery, examine the battery case for cracks
and other damage which may cause sulfuric acid (electrolyte) to
leak during the charging process. If damage is detected, do not
charge the battery or use it in your vehicle. Battery acid is very
corrosive and can cause severe damage to surfaces it contacts.
• Do not charge the battery on a surface (such as a kitchen counter
top) which could be damaged by the acid contained inside the
battery. Take precautions to protect the surface on which you
charge your battery.
• Use only a Power Wheels® 12 volt charger with "12 V" connector
(input 120 VAC, 60 Hz with an output of 12 VDC, 1200 mA)
to charge your Power Wheels® 12 volt battery.
Adults Note: Regularly examine the charger for damage to the
cord, plug, housing or other parts that may result in the risk of fire,
electric shock or injury. In the event of any damage, do not use
the charger until the damage has been properly repaired. Please
call 1-800-348-0751.
• If your battery is old and will not accept a charge, do not leave it
in the vehicle. Always remove a dead battery from the vehicle.
CAUTION
Use the charger in dry locations only.
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ASSEMBLY
Power
Indicator
WARNING
B
Children can be harmed by small parts,
sharp edges and sharp points in the vehicle's
unassembled state, or by electrical items.
Care should be taken in unpacking and
assembly of the vehicle. Children should
not handle parts, including the battery,
or help in assembly of the vehicle.
A
Charger
Connector
• Plug the charger connector into the battery A .
• Plug the charger into a standard wall outlet. The power indicator
lights B .
Notes:
- If power flow to the wall outlet is controlled by a switch, make sure
the switch is “ON”.
- Use the charger only in a wall outlet. Do not plug the charger into
a ceiling outlet.
- The power indicator on the charger does not indicate the charge
status of your battery. The power indicator allows you to see
that there is power from the wall outlet.
• Before first-time use, charge the battery for at least 18 hours.
Never charge the battery longer than 30 hours.
• Recharge the battery for at least 14 hours after each use of your
vehicle. Do not charge the battery longer than 30 hours.
• Once the battery is charged, disconnect the charger connector from
the battery. Unplug the charger from the wall outlet. The battery is
now ready to be installed in your vehicle. Please see the Battery
Installation section on page 18 for detailed instructions on installing
your battery. If your battery is already installed in your vehicle, simply
re-connect the motor harness connector to the battery.
Front Grille
1
Tab
Slot
• Fit the front grille to the vehicle, as shown.
• Be sure the tabs on both ends of the grille fit into the groove in
each fender.
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Screws
2
10
Front Grille
4
TOP VIEW
24
11
12
13
DASH VIEW
• Before applying the labels, wipe the surface of the vehicle with
a clean, dry cloth to remove any dust or oils.
• Place the labels exactly as shown in the illustration. For best
results, avoid repositioning a label once it has been applied to
the vehicle.
• Insert four screws into the top of the front grille and tighten.
Hint: You may need to push the ends of the front grille to insert and
tighten the outer screws and push the center of the front grille to
insert and tighten the middle screws.
Front
Wheel
Well
Steering Wheel
Large Opening
Steering
Column
3
SIDE VIEW
• Insert a screw through both front wheel wells and into the front
grille. Tighten the screws.
Lower Bend Down
5
• Wipe the steering column with a paper towel to remove any
excess lubricant.
• Position the steering wheel so that the large opening is upright.
• Position the steering column with the lower bend down, as shown.
• Fit the steering wheel onto the steering column.
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Steering Column
.25" x 2.85" Pin
6
8
• Align the hole in the steering wheel with the hole in the
steering column.
• Insert the .25" x 2.85" pin all the way through the hole in the side
of the steering wheel and into the steering column, as shown.
• Insert the end of the steering column down through the opening in
the dash and down through the hole in the vehicle floor.
Hint: You may need to turn the steering column to fit it through
both openings.
Steering Wheel Cover
PRESS
7
9
• “Snap” the steering wheel cover onto the steering wheel.
Hint: If the steering wheel cover does not "snap" onto the steering
wheel, you have not properly assembled the steering column to the
steering wheel. Remove the pin and the steering column from the
steering wheel and refer back to Assembly steps 5 and 6.
• Press the steering wheel down to "snap" into place.
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Screws
Cargo Bed
10
SIDE VIEW
• Fit the cargo bed onto the back of the vehicle as shown. The four
tabs on the cargo bed should fit into slots in the vehicle.
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BOTTOM VIEW
• Carefully turn the vehicle over.
• Insert four screws into the underside of the vehicle and into the
cargo bed. Tighten the screws.
Steering Column Cap
11
Rear Wheel Well
• Insert a screw up through both rear wheel wells and into the cargo
bed. Tighten the screws.
Hint: You may need the help of another adult to hold the cargo bed
in place if you need to tip the vehicle slightly to tighten each screw.
13
• Fit the steering column cap onto the end of the steering column.
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Screws
Screw
14
• Insert a screw through the large opening in the steering column
cap and the hole in the steering column. Tighten the screw.
16
• Fit the pegs on the underside of the grille support into the
receptacles on the vehicle.
• Insert two screws into the grille support and tighten.
Grille Support
2
Loop
15
Slots
Loop
17
• Fit the loops on grille support through the slots in the grille. Push to
"snap" the loops in place.
Rear Wheel
Rear Axle
• Slide a rear wheel onto the rear axle.
Hint: Note the number on the inside of the wheel and on the bottom
of the vehicle near the rear axle. The rear wheel with a 1 should
match the 1 on the vehicle and the rear wheel with a 2 should match
the 2 on the vehicle.
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CORRECT
18
• Position the wire clip so that the wavy side is out.
• Insert the straight side of the clip through the hole in the axle.
INCORRECT
19
• Slide the clip so that the straight end goes through the other hole
in the axle.
• Make sure the straight end of the clip is through both holes in
the axle.
20
INCORRECT
• If the clip is upside down or not through both holes in the axle, you
have not assembled it properly. Please remove the clip and go
back to step 18.
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Seat
21
Slots
Hubcap
• Align the tabs on a hubcap with the slots in a rear wheel. “Snap”
a hubcap into the center of the rear wheel.
Hint: If the hubcap does not "snap" into place, you may not have
assembled the wire clip properly. Remove the wire clip and refer
back to step 18.
• Repeat steps 17 - 21 to assemble the other rear wheel, wire clip
and hubcap.
23
BACK VIEW
• Turn the vehicle upright.
• Insert both tabs on the back edge of the seat into the slots inside
the bed.
Short Seat Belts
Screws
Long Seat Belt
22
• Insert the "T" fastener end of a short seat belt strap through the
slot near the outer edge of the seat. Make sure the fastener side
of the seat belt faces inward.
Note: You will pull only one T-Loop through the slot.
• Repeat this procedure to assemble the other short seat belt strap.
• Insert each fastener end of the long seat belt strap through the
slots in the center of the seat. Make sure the fasteners face the
outer edge of the seat.
• Pull each side of the long seat belt strap evenly through the slots.
Make sure to pull each T-loop through a slot.
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• Insert two screws through the back of the seat and into the vehicle.
Tighten the screws.
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Screws
25
TOP VIEW
• Insert two screws into the tabs on the front edge of the seat
and tighten.
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FRONT VIEW
• Fit the long tabs on the hood into the slots in the front end of
the vehicle.
• Pull the hood forward and lower.
Note: The hood is held down by magnets. Simply lift to open the
hood. Do not use around items that are sensitive to or affected by
magnetic fields.
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1.5V x 4
"C" (LR14)
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Battery Safety Information
In exceptional circumstances, batteries may leak fluids that can cause
a chemical burn injury or ruin your toy. To avoid battery leakage:
• Do not mix old and new batteries or batteries of different types:
alkaline, standard (carbon-zinc) or rechargeable (nickel-cadmium).
• Insert batteries as indicated inside the battery compartment.
• Remove batteries during long periods of non-use. Always remove
exhausted batteries from the toy. Dispose of batteries safely. Do
not dispose of this product in a fire. The batteries inside may
explode or leak.
• Never short-circuit the battery terminals.
• Use only batteries of the same or equivalent type,
as recommended.
• Do not charge non-rechargeable batteries.
• Remove rechargeable batteries from the toy before charging.
• If removable, rechargeable batteries are used, they are only to be
charged under adult supervision.
DASH VIEW
• Locate the radio on the dash.
• Loosen the screws in the radio cover and remove it.
• Insert four “C” (LR14) alkaline batteries
Hint: We recommend using alkaline batteries for longer battery life.
• Replace the radio cover and tighten the screws.
• When sounds become faint or stop, it’s time for an adult to change
the batteries!
• Protect the environment by not disposing of this product
with household waste (2002/96/EC). Check your local
authority for recycling advice and facilities (Europe only).
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DECORATION
• Before applying the labels, wipe the surface of the vehicle with a clean, dry cloth to remove any dust or oils.
• Place the labels exactly as shown in the illustrations. For best results, avoid repositioning a label once it has been applied to the vehicle.
• After applying a label, rub the label firmly with a clean, dry cloth to make sure the label is adhered to your vehicle.
Start at the center of a label, and smooth towards the outer edges to remove air bubbles.
14
18
TOP VIEW
23
20
6
7
8
FRONT VIEW
15
16
25
22
3
RIGHT SIDE VIEW
4
23
20
1
3
3
21
LEFT SIDE VIEW
3
1
4
5
9
19
17
2
REAR VIEW
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BATTERY INSTALLATION
IMPORTANT! Use only a Power Wheels® 12 volt lead-acid
rechargeable battery with built-in thermal fuse. Use of any other
battery will damage your vehicle. Make sure that you charge the
battery for at least 18 hours using the enclosed Power Wheels®
12 volt charger before operating your vehicle for the first time.
Charge the battery for at least 14 hours after each use of the vehicle.
Never charge the battery longer than 30 hours. Failure to follow these
instructions may damage your battery and will void your warranty.
Power Wheels®
12 Volt Battery
2
1
Battery Retainer
• First lift and then slide the battery retainer toward you.
• Then, place the battery in the battery compartment. Make sure the
battery retainer slides over the top of the battery.
• Close the hood.
Motor Harness
Connector
• Lift the hood.
• Plug the motor harness connector into the battery.
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BATTERY CARE AND DISPOSAL
Care
Disposal
If a battery leak develops, avoid contact with the leaking acid and
place the damaged battery in a plastic bag. See information below
for proper disposal.
If acid comes in contact with skin or eyes, flush with cool water
for at least 15 minutes and call a physician.
If acid is internally ingested, give water, milk of magnesia or egg
whites immediately. Never give emetics or induce vomiting. Call
a physician.
• Charge a new battery for at least 18 hours before first use.
Never charge the battery longer than 30 hours. Overcharging or
undercharging the battery may shorten battery life and decrease
vehicle running time.
• After the first charge, recharge the battery for at least 14 hours
after each use. Never charge the battery longer than 30 hours.
Charge the battery after each use, regardless of how long the
vehicle was used.
• The battery must be upright while charging.
• Do not allow the battery to run down completely before charging.
• Charge the battery before storing the vehicle.
• Charge the battery at least once per month, even if the vehicle has
not been used.
• Leaving the battery in a discharged condition will ruin it.
• Always remove an exhausted battery from the vehicle. Battery
leakage and corrosion can damage the vehicle.
• Do not store the battery on a surface (such as a kitchen counter
top) which could be damaged by the acid contained inside the
battery. Take precautions to protect the surface on which you
store the battery.
• Do not store the battery in temperatures above 75° F or
below -10° F.
• Use only a Power Wheels® 12 volt battery. Remember to charge
the new battery for at least 18 hours before first use.
• Prevent the battery from moving freely inside the battery compartment. Always use the battery retainer to secure the battery in
the battery compartment.
• Examine the battery, charger and their connectors for excessive
wear or damage each time you charge the battery. If damage is
detected, do not use the charger or the battery until you have
replaced the worn or damaged part.
• Your Power Wheels® battery is a non-spillable, sealed lead-acid
battery. It must be recycled or disposed of in an environmentally
sound manner.
• Do not dispose of a lead-acid battery in a fire. The battery may
explode or leak.
• Do not dispose of a lead-acid battery in your regular, household
trash. The incineration, landfilling or mixing of sealed lead-acid
batteries with household trash is prohibited by law in most areas.
• Protect the environment by not disposing of this product with
household waste (2002/96/EC). Check your local authority for
recycling advice and facilities (Europe only).
• Return an exhausted battery to a federal or state approved leadacid battery recycler, such as a Power Wheels® authorized service
center or a local seller of automotive batteries. For the authorized
service center location nearest to you, please visit us on-line at
www.powerwheels.com or call 1-800-348-0751. Contact your
local waste management officials for other information regarding
the environmentally sound collection, recycling and disposal of
lead-acid batteries. If you live in the State of Florida or the State
of Minnesota, it is prohibited by law for anyone to throw away
lead-acid batteries in the municipal waste stream.
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SAFE DRIVING RULES
Teach Safety Rules to Children
RIDING HAZARD
While children can quickly develop the skill necessary to drive this
vehicle, it is important to remember that their judgment skills are still
very immature. Unsupervised driving by children can lead to serious
injury. Before children use this vehicle, an adult should carefully
evaluate the driving area as well as the children’s skill level and ability
to drive this vehicle safely. Children are not always able to recognize
or anticipate hazards, even when they have been taught about them.
There is no acceptable substitute for direct adult supervision.
Teach appropriate safety rules to your child before allowing operation
of this vehicle. These rules should also be reviewed with neighborhood
children or other playmates who want to drive this vehicle.
WARNING
• Prevent Injuries and Deaths
• Direct Adult Supervision Required.
• Never Ride at Night.
• Keep Children Within Safe Riding Areas.
These areas must be:
- away from swimming pools and other
bodies of water to prevent drownings
- generally level to prevent tipovers
- away from steps, steep inclines, cars,
roads and alleys.
• Riding Rules
Make sure children know and follow
these rules for safe driving and riding.
- Always sit on the seat.
- Always wear shoes.
- Only 2 (two) riders at a time.
- Never ride in cargo bed.
Riding Rules
Make sure children know and follow these rules for safe driving:
1. Always sit on the seat.
2. Always wear shoes.
3. Only 2 (two) riders at a time. A child who is not sitting on the seat
or who is standing on the vehicle could fall off, cause a tip-over or
block the driver’s view. A child could be seriously injured.
4. Never ride in the cargo bed. Cargo bed weight limit is
25 lbs (11.3 kg).
5. Do not allow any child to drive the vehicle in the street or near
moving (motorized) vehicles.
6. Do not allow any child to drive near bodies of water (such as pools
or creeks), obstructions (such as furniture, low tree limbs or play
equipment), or drop-offs (such as stairs or decks).
7. Do not allow any child to drive the vehicle in the dark. A child could
encounter unexpected obstacles and have an accident. Operate
the vehicle only in the daytime or a well-lit area.
8. Teach your child to avoid driving on steep inclines or slopes. Restrict
your child's driving to areas that are fairly level with gentle inclines
or slopes.
9. Do not allow your child to drive down or across a steep slope.
- The vehicle may gain unsafe speed, even if the pedal is released
to stop.
- The vehicle may tilt and tip over.
- The wheels could lose traction, causing the vehicle to slip.
10. Do not allow your child to drive up steep inclines. The motor may
stop and the vehicle could roll backwards at an unsafe speed.
11. Never put anything near any moving parts. Rotating parts such as
motors, gear boxes and wheels can snag fingers, hair, etc., causing
serious injury. Do not allow operation of the vehicle when it is on its
side or in an upside-down position.
12. Do not operate the vehicle near flammable vapors (gasoline, paint
thinner, acetone, liquid wax, etc.). The vehicle’s electrical switches,
like most electrical switches, emit an internal spark when first turned
on or turned off. The presence of flammable liquids or vapors could
cause an explosion or a fire. Keep all flammable products in tightly
sealed containers and away from the vehicle.
13. Do not allow a child to operate the vehicle without direct adult
supervision. To prevent unsupervised use of the vehicle, disconnect
the motor harness from the battery when the vehicle is not in use.
Restrict your child's driving to areas that are generally level.
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VEHICLE OPERATION
As assembled, your vehicle is ready to roll in low speed (21/2 mph, maximum). After your child has mastered the basic skills of driving and
understands the rules for safe driving, it’s time to remove the high speed lock-out screw to allow the vehicle to operate in low or high speed.
See the instructions on this page to remove the high speed lock-out screw.
STOP!
Low Speed
• Your vehicle has a patented, electronic braking system that automatically stops the vehicle when your child’s foot lifts from the pedal.
• Make sure your child is comfortable with steering the vehicle and
automatically knows how to stop.
High Speed
Store lock-out
screw here
• Make sure the shifter is in the low speed
position .
• Press down on the foot pedal. The vehicle moves forward at a
maximum of 2 1/2 mph. Help your child practice steering to learn how
far and how quickly to turn the steering wheel when driving forward in
low speed.
Remove
lock-out screw
for high speed.
To Back Up
• Before you disconnect the high speed lock-out, make sure your child
knows how to steer, how to start and stop the vehicle and knows the
rules for safe driving. When the high speed lock-out is disconnected,
the vehicle can be driven forward in low speed (2 1/2 mph, maximum)
or high speed (5 mph, maximum).
• Make sure the shifter is in the low speed
position.
• Loosen and remove the screw in the shifter base.
• Place the lock-out screw into the hole in the shifter handle for future
use. It can be re-inserted into the shifter base to lock-out high speed.
IMPORTANT! To avoid damaging the motors and gears, stop the
vehicle before shifting from forward to reverse.
• Once your child is completely comfortable with operating the vehicle
in the forward mode, introduce reverse.
• Make sure the shifter is in the reverse
position.
• Press down on the foot pedal.The vehicle will go in reverse at
a maximum of 2 1/2 mph. The vehicle is designed to operate in low
speed only in reverse. Help your child practice steering to learn
how far and how quickly to turn the steering wheel when driving
in reverse.
• Make sure the shifter is in the high speed
position.
• Press down on the foot pedal. The vehicle moves forward at a
maximum of 5 mph. Help your child practice steering to learn how
far and how quickly to turn the steering wheel when driving forward
in high speed.
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CHARGE INDICATOR
CARGO BED
Button
12 VOLT BATTERY CHARGE INDICATOR
• Lift and lower the tailgate to open.
• To close the tailgate, lift and lower it back in place.
Note: Cargo bed weight limit is 25 lbs (11.3 kg).
• Press the 12 volt battery charge indicator button to check the
power level of your battery:
All four lights means the 12 volt battery is 100% (fully) charged.
Three lights means the 12 volt battery is 75% (mostly) charged.
VEHICLE CARE
Two lights means the 12 volt battery is 50% charged.
We recommend recharging your battery for 14 hours.
One or no lights means the 12 volt battery needs charging. Fully
charge your battery for 14 hours.
Hint: For the most accurate reading, do not press the battery charge
indicator while the vehicle is moving.
• Check all screws regularly and tighten as required. Check plastic parts
on a regular basis for cracks or broken pieces.
• During snowy or rainy weather, the vehicle should be stored inside
or under a protective cover. Remember to charge the battery at least
once per month while your vehicle is not in regular use.
• An extremely dirty vehicle can be rinsed with a hose but avoid
spraying directly into switches, motors and battery compartment.
Water or moisture in the motors or electrical switches can cause them
to corrode, and could cause switch or motor failure.
• Avoid operating the vehicle on sand. Sand in the motors or
electrical switches can cause them to jam, and could cause switch
or motor failure.
• The vehicle can be wiped down with a soft, dry cloth. For a shiny
finish, you can wipe plastic parts with a non-wax furniture polish
applied to a soft-cloth. Do not use automotive wax.
• To ensure that your vehicle stays in good operating order, we
recommend that you periodically have your vehicle checked by a
Power Wheels® authorized service center. For the location of the
authorized service center nearest you, please visit us on-line at
www.powerwheels.com or call 1-800-348-0751.
FM RADIO
Power
Volume
Scan Reset Main Reset Button
Scan
•
•
•
•
•
Press the power button to turn on or off.
Turn the volume dial
to adjust to a comfortable listening level.
Press the scan button to find a station.
Press the scan button again to go to the next station.
To reset the radio to the first station (88.5), press the scan reset
button .
• FM Radio reception varies from area to area. If the tuned station is lost
due to poor reception, the radio automatically scans to the next station
with good reception.
Hint: The FM Radio will turn off automatically after several minutes
of non-use. Each time power is turned off and back on, the FM
Radio will reset to 88.5.
IMPORTANT! If the FM Radio functions erratically, press the main
reset button with the point of a pen (or similar object).
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PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS
IMPORTANT! If you experience a problem with your vehicle, first check the Problems and Solutions Guide below. If you still experience a
problem, please contact Power Wheels® Consumer Relations, toll-free at 1-800-348-0751 between 9 AM - 7 PM (EST) Monday through Friday
and 11 AM - 5 PM (EST) Saturday. Or, contact your local Power Wheels® authorized service center. For the location nearest you, please visit us
on-line at www.powerwheels.com, or call 1-800-348-0751.
PROBLEM
Vehicle does not run
POSSIBLE CAUSE
SOLUTION
Undercharged battery
Charge the battery. A new battery should have been charged for at
least 18 hours before using the vehicle for the first time. After firsttime use, recharge the battery for at least 14 hours after each use.
Never charge the battery longer than 30 hours.
Check all connectors. Make sure the charger connector is plugged
into the battery, and that the charger is plugged into the wall.
Make sure power flow to the wall outlet is “ON”.
Charger is not working
There is no sure way to tell if your charger is working unless you
have a volt meter. If you suspect there is a problem with your
charger, contact your local Power Wheels® authorized service
center. They can test your charger for you.
Tripped thermal fuse
The built-in thermal fuse may “trip” and shut down operation of the
vehicle if the vehicle is overloaded or the driving conditions too
severe. Once a fuse has “tripped”, remove your foot from the pedal
and wait approximately 25 seconds before operating the vehicle
again. To avoid repeated automatic shutdowns, do not overload
the vehicle by exceeding the 130 lbs. (59 kg) maximum weight
capacity or by towing anything behind the vehicle. Do not drive
up hills or run into fixed objects, which can cause the wheels to
stop spinning while power is still being supplied to the motors. If
a thermal fuse continually trips, contact your local Power Wheels®
authorized service center.
Loose wire or loose connectors
Check all wires and connectors. Make sure the motor harness
connector is plugged into the battery, and that there are no loose
wires around the motors.
Dead battery
If your battery is old or if you have not followed Battery Care
instructions, your battery may be dead. If you are unsure whether
or not the battery is dead, you can have it tested at your local
Power Wheels® authorized service center.
Electrical switch damage
The electrical switches can become corroded due to exposure to
water or moisture, or can jam due to loose dirt, sand or gravel.
Contact your local Power Wheels® authorized service center for
diagnosis and repair.
Motor damage
Contact your local Power Wheels® authorized service center for
diagnosis and repair.
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PROBLEM
Vehicle was running but
suddenly stopped
Short run time (Less than
1 - 3 hours per charge)
POSSIBLE CAUSE
SOLUTION
Loose wire or loose connectors
Check all wires and connectors. Make sure the motor harness
connector is plugged into the battery, and that there are no loose
wires around the motors.
Tripped thermal fuse
The built-in thermal fuse may "trip" and shut down operation of the
vehicle if the vehicle is overloaded or the driving conditions too
severe. Once a fuse has “tripped”, remove your foot from the pedal
and wait approximately 25 seconds before operating the vehicle
again. To avoid repeated automatic shutdowns, do not overload
the vehicle by exceeding the 130 lbs. (59 kg) maximum weight
capacity or by towing anything behind the vehicle. Do not drive
up hills or run into fixed objects, which can cause the wheels to
stop spinning while power is still being supplied to the motors. If
a thermal fuse continually trips, contact your local Power Wheels®
authorized service center.
Undercharged battery
Charge the battery. A new battery should have been charged for at
least 18 hours before using the vehicle for the first time. After firsttime use, recharge the battery for at least 14 hours after each use.
Never charge the battery longer than 30 hours.
Check all wires and connectors. Make sure the charger connector
is plugged into the battery, and that the charger is plugged into
the wall.
Make sure power flow to the wall outlet is “ON”.
Overcharged battery
Do not charge the battery longer than 30 hours. If you suspect
that your battery is damaged as a result of overcharging, contact
your local Power Wheels® authorized service center. They can test
your battery for you.
Battery is old and will not accept
full charge
Even with proper care, a rechargeable battery does not last
forever. Average battery life is 1 to 3 years depending on vehicle
use and use conditions. Replace the battery with a new Power
Wheels® 12 volt battery. Do not substitute parts.
Tripped thermal fuse
The built-in thermal fuse may “trip” and shut down operation of the
vehicle if the vehicle is overloaded or the driving conditions too
severe. Once a fuse has “tripped”, remove your foot from the pedal
and wait approximately 25 seconds before operating the vehicle
again. To avoid repeated automatic shutdowns, do not overload
the vehicle by exceeding the 130 lbs. (59 kg) maximum weight
capacity or by towing anything behind the vehicle. Do not drive
up hills or run into fixed objects, which can cause the wheels to
stop spinning while power is still being supplied to the motors. If
a thermal fuse continually trips, contact your local Power Wheels®
authorized service center.
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PROBLEM
Vehicle runs sluggishly
POSSIBLE CAUSE
Undercharged battery
SOLUTION
Charge the battery. A new battery should have been charged for at
least 18 hours before using the vehicle for the first time. After firsttime use, recharge the battery for at least 14 hours after each use.
Never charge the battery longer than 30 hours.
Check all connectors. Make sure the charger connector is plugged
into the battery, and that the charger is plugged into the wall.
Make sure power flow to the wall outlet is “ON”.
Battery needs charging
Be sure to charge the battery after each use.
Battery is old and will not accept
full charge
Even with proper care, a rechargeable battery does not last forever.
Average battery life is 1 to 3 years depending on the vehicle use
and use conditions. Replace the battery with a new Power Wheels®
12 volt battery. Do not substitute parts.
Vehicle is overloaded
Make sure you do not overload the vehicle by allowing more than
one rider at one time, by exceeding the 130 lb. (59 kg) maximum
weight capacity, or by towing objects behind the vehicle.
Driving conditions are too stressful
Restrict your child's driving to areas that are generally level with
gentle inclines or slopes.
High speed lock-out not disconnected
The vehicle was pre-set to run only in low speed. To allow the
vehicle to run in low and high speed, you must disconnect the
High Speed Lock-Out. Follow the instructions on page 21 to
remove the High Speed Lock-Out screw.
When the foot pedal is pressed
one rear wheel spins
Operation of vehicle in low speed
It is possible that only one rear wheel may spin when both rear
wheels are raised off the ground and the vehicle is in low speed.
This does not necessarily indicate a problem. Check for proper
operation of the drive system by raising the rear wheels off the
ground and pressing the foot pedal. If only one rear wheel spins,
carefully press your hand on the spinning wheel to slow it down.
The other rear wheel should begin to spin. If the other rear wheel
does not begin to spin, there may be a problem with the vehicle.
Contact your local Power Wheels® authorized service center for
diagnosis and repair.
Sometimes the vehicle doesn’t
run, but other times it does
Loose wire or connector
Check all wires around the motors and all connectors to make
sure they are tight.
Motor or electrical switch damage
Contact your local Power Wheels® authorized service center for
diagnosis and repair.
Loose wire or connector
Check all wires around the motors and all connectors to make
sure they are tight.
“Dead Spot” on motor
Contact your local Power Wheels® authorized service center for
diagnosis and repair.
Damaged battery
Contact your local Power Wheels® authorized service center for
diagnosis and repair.
Child is switching between FORWARD
and REVERSE without stopping
Teach your child to stop the vehicle before switching direction.
Vehicle runs in low speed, but
does not run in high speed.
Please note: The vehicle is
designed to operate in low
speed only in reverse .
When the go foot pedal is
pressed, the vehicle won’t run
without a push
Battery's thermal fuse
constantly "trips", but the
vehicle is not overloaded
nor the driving conditions
too severe
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PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
SOLUTION
Loud clacking or grinding noise
from a motor-gearbox
Broken gears
Contact your local Power Wheels® authorized service center for
diagnosis and repair.
Charger gets warm during use
It is normal for some chargers to get
warm during use and is not reason
for concern.
No action required.
If your charger does not get warm during use, it does not mean
that it is not working properly.
Battery makes a sizzling or
gurgling noise when charging
It is normal for some batteries to make
noise and swell slightly while charging
and is not reason for concern.
No action required.
If your battery does not make noise or swell slightly during
charging, it does not mean that it is not accepting the charge.
FM Radio does not function
FM Radio station
changes automatically
FM Radio functions erratically
Power is off
Power automatically turns off after several minutes of non-use.
Press the power button
to turn it back on.
Batteries are weak or dead
Replace all four batteries with four, new "C" (LR14)
alkaline batteries.
Poor reception
You may find better reception of a particular station in a
different location.
Power was turned off and the radio reset
back to the first station
Use the scan button to reset to your favorite station.
Electronic lock-up
Press the main reset button on the front of the unit with the point
of the pen (or similar object).
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FCC STATEMENT
LIMITED WARRANTY
(United States Only)
Bumper-to-Bumper*
Limited Warranty
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits
for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment
generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If
this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and
on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one
or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Note: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the
manufacturer responsible for compliance could void the user’s
authority to operate the equipment.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. 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.
One year limited warranty from the date of purchase
on the Power Wheels® vehicle.
Six month limited warranty on the 12 volt battery.
For the original purchaser, this one year limited warranty covers the
Power Wheels® ride-on vehicle (purchased from Power Wheels®)
against defects in materials and workmanship. The six month limited
warranty applies only to the 12 volt battery included by Power Wheels®
with the original purchase of the vehicle.
This warranty covers normal use and does not cover the Power Wheels®
vehicle or battery if damaged by unreasonable use, neglect, accident,
abuse, misuse, improper service or other causes not arising out of
defects in materials or workmanship. Evidence of any attempt at
consumer repair will void this warranty. THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT
COVER, AND IS INTENDED TO EXCLUDE, ANY LIABILITY ON THE
PART OF POWER WHEELS®, WHETHER UNDER THIS WARRANTY
OR IMPLIED BY LAW FOR ANY INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES FOR BREACH OF WARRANTY. SOME STATES DO NOT
ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION SO THIS LIMITATION MAY
NOT APPLY TO YOU.
Should you need service or assistance with your vehicle during the
warranty period, do not return the vehicle to the store. Power Wheels®
has provided a nationwide network of authorized service centers. If there
is not an authorized service center in your area, please visit us on-line
at www.powerwheels.com or call Consumer Relations for information,
1-800-348-0751.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have
other rights which may vary from state to state.
PLEASE SAVE YOUR ORIGINAL SALES RECEIPT.
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Before first-time use,
you must charge the battery
18 hours!
Charge the battery immediately after each use.
Charge the battery once a month, even if the vehicle
is not used or stored.
Do not return
your vehicle to the store!
Or contact your local independently owned and operated
Power Wheels® Authorized Service Center.
For the location nearest you, visit us on-line at www.powerwheels.com.
Ford Oval and F-150 are registered trademarks owned and licensed by Ford Motor Company.
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