Contents
Contents
Before driving
Introduction
2
Instrumentation
4
Controls and features
13
Seating and safety restraints
48
Starting and driving
Starting
76
Driving
81
Roadside emergencies
96
Servicing
Maintenance and care
114
Capacities and specifications
151
Reporting safety defects
162
Index
163
1
Introduction
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ICONS
Indicates a warning.
Read the following
section on Warnings
for a full explanation of
them.
Indicates that vehicle
information related to
recycling and other
environmental
concerns will follow.
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.
WARNINGS
How can you reduce the risk of personal injury and
prevent possible damage to others, your vehicle and
its equipment?
In this owner’s guide, answers to such questions are
contained in comments highlighted by the warning
triangle symbol.
BREAKING-IN YOUR VEHICLE
There are no particular breaking-in rules for your
vehicle. Simply avoid driving too briskly during the
first 1,600 km (1,000 miles) of driving. Vary speeds
frequently. This is necessary to give the moving
parts a chance to break in.
If possible, you should avoid full use of the brakes
for the first 1,600 km (1,000 miles).
From 1,600 km (1,000 miles) onwards you can
gradually increase the performance of your vehicle
up to the permitted maximum speeds.
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Introduction
INFORMATION ABOUT THIS GUIDE
The information found in this guide was in effect at
the time of printing. Ford may change the contents
without notice and without incurring obligation.
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Instrumentation
Fuel gauge
(pg. 12)
Engine coolant
Tachometer
temperature gauge
(pg. 11)
(pg. 11)
Speedometer
(pg. 10)
Headlamp control
(pg. 13)
F
90
0 00000
20
E
C
10
LOW
COOLANT
100
20
THEFT
MPH
P
2
140
180
km/h
R N D 2 1
4
3
100
30
60
SERVICE
ENGINE
SOON
— +
60
70
50
0 0 0 0
80
40
H
FUEL DOOR>
120
5
6
RPMx1000
7
1
110
0 O/D
OFF
PREMIUM UNLEADED
FUEL RECOMMENDED
REAR
LAMP
OUT
ABS
8
!
P
BRAKE
CRUISE
AM
FM 12
AMC
ST
BL
RF
H
M
w
FM
BASS
TREB
VOL
PUSH-ON
REW
EJECT
SEEK
FF
BAL
SCAN
TUNE
1
3
2
4
OFF
VENT
A/C
HI
Parking brake
release
(pg. 82)
4
Driver
air bag
(pg. 60)
Turn signal/wiper
washer control
(pg. 25)
Cruise
control*
(pg. 22)
5
TAPE SIDE
6
FADE
TAPE
R-DEF
LO
Remote
trunk release*
(pg. 34)
w
MAX
A/C
Instrumentation
Electronic sound system;
refer to Audio Guide
(pg. 21)
AM
FM 12
AMC
ST
BL
RF
H
M
w
FM
BASS
TREB
VOL
PUSH-ON
REW
EJECT
SEEK
FF
BAL
SCAN
TUNE
1
3
2
4
w
5
TAPE SIDE
6
FADE
TAPE
R-DEF
OFF
VENT
LO
A/C
HI
MAX
A/C
Climate
control
(pg. 14)
Gearshift
(floor-mounted shown)
(pg. 83)
* if equipped
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Instrumentation
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WARNING LIGHTS AND GAUGES
Standard instrument cluster
–
40
F
H
80
FUEL DOOR>
E
C
10
SERVICE
ENGINE
SOON
LOW
COOLANT
40
P
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R N
D
5
D 1
RPMx1000
90
140
6
1
160
0 MPH
4
2
120
0 00013
20
0
THEFT
3
80
100
60
20
+
50
60
0 1 2 2 70
30
100
0
110
UNLEADED FUEL ONLY
ABS
O/D
OFF
7
!
P
BRAKE
CRUISE
Optional instrument cluster
F
FUEL DOOR>
30
C
10
LOW
COOLANT
3
90
60
E
+
100
0 00000
20
SERVICE
ENGINE
SOON
–
60
70
50
0 0 0 0
80
40
H
100
20
180
MPH
THEFT
P
2
140
km/h
R N D 2 1
5
6
1
7
110
120
4
RPMx1000
0 O/D
OFF
PREMIUM UNLEADED
FUEL RECOMMENDED
ABS
8
!
P
BRAKE
CRUISE
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Turn signal
Illuminates when the
left or right turn signal
or the hazard lights are
turned on.
High beams
Illuminates when the
headlamp high beams
are on.
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Instrumentation
Safety belt
Illuminates when the
ignition is switched on
to remind you to fasten
your safety belts. For
more information, refer to Using the safety
restraints properly in the Seating and safety
restraints chapter.
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Door ajar
Illuminates when the
ignition switch is in the
ON or START position
and any door is open.
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Service engine soon
This light illuminates
SERVICE
ENGINE
when the engine’s
SOON
Emission Control
System requires
service. It will also
illuminate when the ignition key is in the ON
position and the engine is off.
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Low fuel
If the fuel gauge
reaches approximately
1/16th of a tank, this
lamp will illuminate.
The ignition must be turned on for this lamp to
illuminate.
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Low coolant (if equipped)
This lamp will
LOW
illuminate when the
COOLANT
engine coolant inside
the reservoir is low.
This lamp will come on
when the ignition is first turned on, but then should
turn off. If the lamp stays on and a chime sounds,
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Instrumentation
you should check the coolant level inside the
reservoir. For instructions on adding coolant, see
Engine coolant in the index.
Anti-theft alarm light (if equipped)
This light is used when
THEFT
you set the anti-theft
alarm system. See
Anti-theft system in
the index.
O/D off (if equipped)
Illuminates when the
O/D
transaxle control
OFF
switch (TCS) has been
pushed. When the light
is on, the transaxle does not shift into overdrive. If
the light does not come on when the TCS is
depressed or if the light flashes when you are
driving, have your vehicle serviced.
Anti-lock brake system (ABS) (if equipped)
Momentarily illuminates
when the ignition is
ABS
turned on and the
engine is off. If the
light stays on or continues to flash, the ABS needs
to be serviced.
Cruise control (if equipped)
This light comes on
CRUISE
when the cruise control
ON button is pressed.
It turns off when the
cruise control OFF
button is pressed or when the ignition is turned to
the OFF position.
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Instrumentation
Brake system warning
Extinguishes when the
!
P
parking brake is
released. Illumination
BRAKE
after releasing the
parking brake indicates low brake fluid level.
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Engine oil pressure
When the oil pressure
is below the normal
operating range, this
lamp will illuminate.
The engine oil level being too high or too low could
cause this lamp to illuminate. This lamp will come
on when the ignition is first turned on but then
should turn off. If the lamp stays on, continued
operation will cause severe engine damage.
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Charging system
Briefly illuminates
when the ignition is
turned on and the
engine is off. The light
also illuminates when the battery is not charging
properly, requiring electrical system service.
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Air bag readiness
Briefly illuminates
when the ignition is
turned on and the
engine is off. If the
light fails to illuminate, continue to flash or remains
on, have the system serviced immediately.
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com_headlamps_chime.01
Headlamps on warning chime
Sounds when the headlamps are on, the ignition is
off (and the key is not in the ignition) and the
driver’s door is opened.
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Instrumentation
Key-in-ignition warning chime
Sounds when the key is left in the ignition in the
OFF/LOCK or ACC position and the driver’s door is
opened.
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Low coolant chime
Sounds when the engine coolant in the coolant
reservoir is low.
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Safety belt warning chime
For information on the safety belt warning chime,
refer to the Seating and safety restraints chapter.
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Supplemental restraint system (SRS) warning
chime
For information on the SRS warning chime, refer to
the Seating and safety restraints chapter.
Speedometer
Indicates the current
vehicle speed.
50
60
0 0 0 0 70
40
30
80
10
80
100
120
60
20
0 00000
40
20
160
0
0
km/h180
MPH
P
R N
D
D 1
100
30
90
60
0 00000
20
140
100
20
180
MPH
P
10
100
110
60
70
50
0 0 0 0
80
40
10
90
140
km/h
R N D 2 1
110
120
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Instrumentation
Tachometer
Indicates the engine
speed in revolutions
per minute.
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4
5
2
RPMx1000
6
1
7
UNLEADED FUEL ONLY
0
Engine coolant temperature gauge
Indicates the
temperature of the
H
engine coolant. At
normal operating
C
temperature, the
needle remains within
the normal area. If it
enters the red section,
the engine is
overheating. Switch off the ignition and let it cool.
Refer to Checking and adding engine coolant in
the Maintenance and care chapter.
Odometer
Registers the total
kilometers (mileage) of
the vehicle.
40
50
60
0 0 0 0 70
30
80
10
120
0 00000
40
20
0
0
80
100
60
20
140
160
km/h180
MPH
P
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R N
D
D 1
90
100
110
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Instrumentation
Trip odometer
Can register the
kilometers (mileage) of
individual journeys. To
reset, depress the
control.
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50
40
60
0 1 2 2 70
30
80
10
0
40
80
100
120
60
20
0 00013
20
160
km/h180
0 MPH
P
R N
D
D 1
Fuel gauge
Displays approximately
how much fuel is in
F
the fuel tank (when
the key is in the ON
position). The fuel
E
gauge may vary slightly
when the vehicle is in
motion. The ignition
should be in the OFF
position while the vehicle is being refueled.
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100
110
Controls and features
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TURNING ON THE INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR
LAMPS
Panel dimmer control
Instrument panel
PANEL AUTO
P
DIM LAMP
illumination, interior
lamps and cargo lamp
brightness can be
adjusted with this
control. Move the
thumbwheel up to brighten the lamps or down to
dim the lamps.
Headlamp control
Turn the headlamp
control one turn to
turn on the parking
lamps. Turn it all the
way to turn on the
headlamps.
P
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PANEL AUTO
DIM LAMP
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Autolamp delay system (if equipped)
The autolamp system
PANEL AUTO
P
DIM LAMP
sets the headlamps to
turn on and off
automatically. You can
use the autolamps to:
• Turn on the lamps
automatically at
night.
• Turn off the lamps automatically in daylight.
• Keep the lamps on for up to three minutes after
the ignition is turned off.
Setting autolamp
1. Make sure headlamp control is in the OFF
position, then turn the key to ON or start the
vehicle.
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Controls and features
2. Locate autolamp
PANEL AUTO
P
DIM LAMP
thumbwheel and turn
thumbwheel to
beginning of MAX
position. The indicator
light will come on if it
is dark enough to
activate the light sensor. The closer the thumbwheel
is to the MAX mark, the longer the lamps will stay
on after leaving the vehicle.
The autolamps will now automatically turn the
headlamps on and off for you. To turn the autolamps
off, move thumbwheel back to the OFF position.
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Daytime running lights (Canadian vehicles only)
The daytime running light system turns the
headlamps on, with a reduced light output, when:
• the engine is running
• the parking brake is released
• the headlamp system is in the OFF position.
The Daytime Running Light (DRL) system
will not illuminate the tail lamps and parking
lamps. Turn on your headlamps at dusk. Failure to
do so may result in a collision.
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CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEM
Manual heating and air conditioning system
Fan speed control
Controls the volume of
air circulated in the
vehicle.
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R-DEF
OFF
VENT
LO
A/C
HI
MAX
A/C
Controls and features
Mode selector control
Controls the direction
of the airflow to the
inside of the vehicle.
R-DEF
OFF
VENT
LO
A/C
HI
MAX
A/C
• MAX A/C - Uses recirculated air to cool the
vehicle. It allows for faster cooling but is noisier
than A/C. The air conditioning compressor will
operate in this mode.
• A/C - Uses outside air to cool the vehicle. It is
quieter than MAX A/C but not as economical. The
air conditioning compressor will operate in this
mode.
• VENT - Distributes outside air through the
instrument panel registers.
• OFF - Outside air is shut out and the fan will not
operate.
(Panel and floor) - Distributes outside air
•
through the instrument panel registers and the
front and rear floor ducts. The air conditioning
compressor will operate in this mode.
(Floor) - Allows for maximum heating. The
•
airflow is from the front and rear floor ducts.
•
(Floor and defrost) - Distributes outside air
through the floor ducts and the windshield
defroster ducts. The air conditioning compressor
will operate in this mode.
•
(Front defrost) - Distributes outside air
through the windshield defroster ducts. It can be
used to clear ice or fog from the windshield. The
air conditioning compressor will operate in this
mode.
Temperature control knob
Turn the dial to the
desired mix of warm
(red) and cool (blue)
air.
R-DEF
OFF
VENT
LO
A/C
HI
MAX
A/C
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Controls and features
Operating tips
• In humid weather, select
before driving. This
will prevent your windshield from fogging. After a
few minutes, select any desired position.
• To prevent humidity buildup inside the vehicle,
don’t drive with the climate control system in the
OFF position.
• Don’t put objects under the front seat that will
interfere with the airflow to the back seats.
• Remove any snow, ice or leaves from the air
intake area (at the bottom of the windshield
under the hood) on the passenger side of your
vehicle.
• If the air conditioner works well in MAX A/C but
not in A/C, this may indicate that the passenger
compartment air filter (if equipped) needs to be
replaced.
Electronic Automatic Temperature Control
(EATC) system (if equipped)
— TEMP +
—
AUTO
AUTO
F
OFF
+
TEMP
MAX
F-DEF
R-DEF
OUT
SIDE
A/C
VENT
The EATC system will maintain a selected
temperature and automatically control airflow. You
can override automatic operation with any of the six
override controls at the bottom of the control panel.
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Controls and features
To turn on the EATC
Press AUTO or any of
the six manual override
buttons along the
bottom of the control.
The control will
operate only when the
ignition is turned to the
ON position.
AUTO
— TEMP +
—
AUTO
AUTO
F
OFF
+
F-DEF
TEMP
MAX
R-DEF
OUT
SIDE
A/C
VENT
To turn off the EATC
Press OFF. When the
system is off, the
display window will be
blank (dark).
OFF
AUTO
— TEMP +
—
OFF
+
F-DEF
TEMP
MAX
R-DEF
OUT
SIDE
A/C
VENT
Automatic operation
Press AUTO and select the desired temperature.
The system will automatically determine fan speed
and airflow location. Fan speed remains automatic
unless you press FAN. The selected temperature will
be shown on the display.
Temperature selection
TEMP will increase or
— TEMP +
decrease the set
temperature. Pressing
TEMP will change the
temperature one
degree in either
direction. Pressing and
holding TEMP will
rapidly change the temperature (in one degree
increments) in either direction until either 18°C
(65°F) or 29°C (85°F). The temperature will then
jump –15°C (5°F) and stop at either 16°C (60°F)
which is maximum cooling or 32°C (90°F) which is
maximum heating.
— TEMP +
—
AUTO
AUTO
F
OFF
+
F-DEF
TEMP
MAX
R-DEF
OUT
SIDE
A/C
VENT
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Controls and features
Changing modes (Temperature conversion)
Press MAX A/C and
A/C
the
F-DEF button
at the same time to
switch between
Fahrenheit and Celsius.
If the battery is
disconnected, the
display will revert to
Fahrenheit.
AUTO
AUTO
— TEMP +
—
F
OFF
+
TEMP
MAX
F-DEF
R-DEF
OUT
SIDE
A/C
VENT
(fan speed)
Once AUTO is pressed, fan speed is adjusted
automatically for existing conditions.
You can override
—
automatic fan speed (at
any time) by pressing
FAN. The display
window will show FAN
and a series of dots
indicating fan speed. To
return to automatic fan
control, press AUTO.
AUTO
— TEMP +
—
+
AUTO
F
OFF
+
TEMP
MAX
F-DEF
R-DEF
OUT
SIDE
A/C
VENT
Manual override controls
— TEMP +
—
AUTO
AUTO
F
OFF
+
TEMP
MAX
F-DEF
R-DEF
OUT
SIDE
A/C
VENT
The override controls are located on the bottom of
the EATC and allow you to determine where airflow
is directed. To return to full automatic control, press
AUTO.
• MAX A/C - Uses recirculated air to cool the
vehicle. The temperature will display 16°C
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Controls and features
•
•
•
•
•
•
(60°F).To exit, press AUTO or any of the other
override controls. MAX A/C is noisier but more
economical than A/C. The airflow will be from the
instrument panel registers. The air conditioning
compressor will operate in this mode.
VENT - Distributes outside air through the
instrument panel registers. However, the air will
not be cooled below the outside temperature.
(Panel and floor) - Distributes outside air
through the instrument panel registers and the
front and rear seat floor ducts. The air will be
heated or cooled based on temperature selection.
The air conditioning compressor will operate in
this mode.
(Floor) - Allows for maximum heating
through the front and rear seat floor ducts.
(Floor and defrost) - Distributes outside air
through the floor ducts and the windshield
defroster ducts. If the outside temperature is
about 10°C (50°F) or higher, the air conditioner
will dehumidify the air to prevent fogging. The air
conditioning compressor will operate in this mode.
F-DEF (Defrost) - Distributes outside air
through the windshield defroster ducts. It can be
used to clear ice or fog from the windshield. If the
outside temperature is about 10°C (50°F) or
higher, the air conditioner will dehumidify the air
to prevent fogging. The air conditioning
compressor will operate in this mode.
OFF - Outside air is shut out and the fan will not
operate.
Displaying outside temperature
• OUTSIDE TEMP - Outside air temperature will be
displayed. If the EATC is off, the display will go
blank after four seconds. If the EATC is on, the
display will show the outside temperature until
the button is pressed again.
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Controls and features
The outside temperature reading is most accurate
when the vehicle is moving. Higher readings may be
obtained when the vehicle is not moving. The
readings that you get may not agree with
temperatures given on the radio due to differences
in vehicle and station locations.
Operating tips
• In humid weather, select
F-DEF before
driving. This will prevent your windshield from
fogging. After a few minutes, select any desired
position.
• To prevent humidity buildup inside the vehicle,
don’t drive with the climate control system in the
OFF position.
• Don’t put objects under the front seat that will
interfere with the air circulation to the back seats.
• Remove any snow, ice or leaves from the air
intake area (at the bottom of the windshield
under the hood) on the passenger side of your
vehicle.
• If the air conditioner works well in MAX A/C but
not in A/C, this may indicate that the passenger
compartment air filter (if equipped) needs to be
replaced.
Rear window defroster and heated outside rear
view mirrors
The defroster clears
R-DEF
away fog, frost and
thin ice from the rear
window and outside
rear view mirrors.
Clear away snow from rear window and mirrors. The
defroster operates for 10 minutes then shuts off. If
more defrosting is required, press the control again.
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Controls and features
Liftgate wiper and washer (wagon only)
The liftgate
wiper/washer control is
located under the
headlamp controls.
Press the wiper control
to activate the rear
wiper. Press control
again to turn off the
wiper.
Press the washer
control to activate rear
washer. The wiper will
come on when the
washer control is
pressed, if not already
on.
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AUDIO SYSTEM
Refer to the Audio Guide for instructions on how to
operate the audio system.
FUEL PUMP SHUT-OFF SWITCH
Refer to the Roadside emergencies chapter for
instructions on how to operate the fuel pump
shut-off switch.
POSITIONS OF THE IGNITION
1. ACCESSORY allows
3
2
the electrical
accessories such as the
radio and
wipers/washer to
1
operate while the
engine is not running.
2. LOCK locks the
steering wheel and gearshift lever and allows key
removal.
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4
5
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Controls and features
3. OFF shuts off the ignition and accessories and
allows the gearshift and steering wheel to move.
4. ON tests the warning lights. The key must remain
here when the engine is running.
5. START cranks the engine. The key must return to
ON when running.
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CRUISE CONTROL
To turn cruise control on
Press ON.
Vehicle speed cannot
be controlled until the
vehicle is travelling at
or above 48 km/h (30
mph).
ON
RESUME
SET
ACCEL
OFF
COAST
Do not use the cruise control in heavy traffic or
winding, slippery or unpaved roads.
Do not shift into N (Neutral) while the cruise
control is on.
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To turn cruise control off
Press OFF or turn off
the vehicle ignition.
ON
RESUME
SET
ACCEL
OFF
COAST
Once cruise control is switched off, the previously
programmed set speed will be erased.
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Controls and features
To set a speed
Press SET ACCEL. For
cruise control to
operate, the cruise
control must be ON
and the vehicle speed
must be greater than
48 km/h (30 mph).
ON
RESUME
SET
ACCEL
OFF
COAST
If you drive up or down a steep hill, your vehicle
speed may vary momentarily slower or faster than
the set speed. This is normal.
Cruise control cannot reduce the vehicle speed if it
increases above the set speed on a downhill. If your
vehicle speed is faster than the set speed while
driving on a downhill in Overdrive, you may want to
shift to the next lower gear to reduce your vehicle
speed.
If your vehicle slows down more than 16 km/h (10
mph) below your set speed on an uphill, your cruise
control will disengage. This is normal. Pressing
RESUME will re-engage it.
Do not use your cruise control in heavy traffic or
roads that are winding, slippery or unpaved.
To set a higher set speed
• Press and hold SET
ACCEL. Release the
control when the
desired vehicle
speed is reached or
• Press and release
SET ACCEL. Each
press will increase
the set speed by 1.6 km/h (1 mph) or
• Accelerate with your accelerator pedal, then press
and release SET ACCEL.
ON
RESUME
SET
ACCEL
OFF
COAST
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Controls and features
You can accelerate with the accelerator pedal at any
time during cruise control usage. Releasing the
accelerator pedal will return your vehicle to the
previously programmed set speed.
To set a lower set speed
• Press and hold
COAST. Release the
control when the
desired speed is
reached or
• Press and release
COAST. Each press
will decrease the set
speed by 1.6 km/h (1 mph) or
• Depress the brake pedal. When the desired
vehicle speed is reached, press SET ACCEL.
ON
OFF
RESUME
SET
ACCEL
COAST
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To disengage cruise control
• Depress the brake pedal.
Disengaging the cruise control will not erase the
previously programmed set speed.
Pressing OFF will erase the previously programmed
set speed.
To return to a set speed
• Press RESUME. For
RESUME to operate,
the vehicle speed
must be faster than
48 km/h (30 mph).
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ON
RESUME
SET
ACCEL
OFF
COAST
Controls and features
Indicator light
Lights when the cruise
control is turned on
and remains lit until
either the cruise
control or the ignition
is turned off.
CRUISE
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TURN SIGNAL CONTROL
Turn signals
Push the control down
to activate the left turn
signal. Push control up
to activate the right
turn signal.
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High beams
Push the control
forward to activate the
high beams.
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Controls and features
Flash-to-pass
Pull the control toward
you to activate the
flash-to-pass function.
WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHER
Push the control on
the end of the turn
signal control to
activate washer. Push
the control once for a single wipe. Push and hold for
a longer wash cycle.
Turn the dial at end of
the turn signal control
to adjust wiper interval
and speed.
HI
LO
F
S
OFF
HI
LO
F
S
OFF
HAZARD FLASHER
Push the control
located on top of the
steering column to
activate four-way
flashers. Push control
again to turn flashers
off.
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Controls and features
TILT STEERING
Pull the tilt steering
control toward you to
move the steering
wheel up or down.
Hold the control while
adjusting the wheel to
the desired position,
then release the
control.
Never adjust the steering wheel when the
vehicle is moving.
MOON ROOF (IF EQUIPPED)
Press SLIDE to open
and close moon roof.
Press AUTO and
release to open
completely with one
touch.
Press UP or DN on the
TILT control to tilt
moon roof when closed.
TILT
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SLIDE
UP
AUTO
DN
HT
LIG
LIG
HT
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Sliding shade
The moon roof has a sliding shade that you can
open or close when the moon roof is closed.
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DOME LAMPS AND MAP LAMPS
The front dome lamp is located overhead between
the driver and passenger seats. If the vehicle is
equipped with a moon roof, the dome lamp is
located behind the moon roof.
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Controls and features
OFF DOOR ON
The dome lamp will
stay on if the control is
moved to the ON
position. When the
control is in the DOOR
position, the lamp will
only come on when a
door is opened. If the
control is moved to the
OFF position, the lamp will not come on at all.
The dome lamp will illuminate whenever a front
door is opened. If either front door has been opened
from the outside, the lamp will remain on for 25
seconds after the door is shut. If any other door has
been opened from the inside, the lamp will shut off
immediately after the door is closed.
The map lamps and
controls are located on
the dome lamp. Press
the controls on either
side of each map lamp to activate the lamps.
If equipped with a
moon roof, the map
lamps are located on
the moon roof control
panel. Press LIGHT to
illuminate the map
lamp.
TILT SLIDE
HT
LIG
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HT
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Controls and features
POWER WINDOWS
Press and hold the
rocker switches to
open and close
windows. When AUTO
is pressed and released
quickly, the driver’s
window will open
completely without
holding the switch
down. Each passenger
has window controls.
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The window lock
feature allows only the
driver to operate the
power windows.
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POWER DOOR LOCKS (IF EQUIPPED)
Press U to unlock all
doors and L to lock all
doors.
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Controls and features
Central locking/Two step unlocking
When unlocking the driver or front passenger door
with the key, turn it once toward the front of the
vehicle to unlock that door only. Turn the key a
second time to unlock all doors. When locking, turn
the key toward the back of the vehicle to lock all
doors.
Liftgate (wagon only)
The power liftgate lock
is located on the right
inside trim panel in the
cargo area. When this
lock is pressed, all
doors and the liftgate
will lock.
POWER SIDE VIEW MIRRORS
To change mirror
position, first select a
mirror by moving the
selector control left
) or right (
),
(
then moving the
control to set the
desired position.
Power heated side view mirrors (if equipped)
The heated mirrors will melt frost, thin ice or
remove fog when the rear window defroster is
activated.
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Controls and features
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 doors are
unlocked.
Move lock control up
to engage the lock.
Move control down to
disengage childproof
locks.
CONSOLE
If your vehicle is
equipped with a floor
mounted gearshift, it
will have a full console
with the following
features:
• cup holders (push to
open)
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Controls and features
• coin holder and
utility bin
• cassette/CD storage
• cellular phone (if
equipped)
• ashtray (push to
open)
The release for the utility compartment is on the
front of the console, just below the armrest. Press
and release at the ridges to open.
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Controls and features
If your vehicle is
equipped with a
cellular phone, press
the latch release
located on the driver’s
side edge of the
console lid to access
the phone.
If your vehicle is
equipped with the
column shift, it has a
center console in the
center front seating
position.
The center console has the same features as the full
console. To open the storage compartment, raise the
armrest and pull the strap on the seat up and
toward the front of the vehicle. The cupholders in
the center console can be removed for cleaning.
Cellular phone
Refer to the cellular phone user’s manual for
instruction on operation.
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POSITIVE RETENTION FLOOR MAT (IF
EQUIPPED)
Position the floor mat so that the eyelet is over the
pointed end of the retention post and rotate forward
to lock in. Make sure the mat does not interfere with
the operation of the accelerator and brake pedal. To
remove the floor mat, reverse the installation
procedure.
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Controls and features
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OPENING THE TRUNK WITH REMOTE
CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
Press the remote
release control on the
instrument panel to the
left of the steering
wheel.
LIFTGATE (WAGON ONLY)
You can open the
entire liftgate or just
the liftgate window. To
open the entire liftgate,
press the release
button hidden under
the exterior trim panel
just above the license
plate.
You must lock the liftgate with the key or power
lock control; it does not lock automatically.
The window locks when the liftgate is locked. To
open the window, make sure the liftgate and window
are unlocked, then press the outside lock cylinder.
The window can only be opened from the outside.
To prevent any damage to the liftgate and window,
close them completely before driving.
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Controls and features
STORAGE COMPARTMENT (WAGON ONLY)
Your vehicle comes
equipped with a
storage compartment
in the floor of the
cargo area. An
additional
compartment is in the
rear trim panel on the
right. Always put the
load you are carrying as far forward as possible.
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CARGO NET (IF EQUIPPED)
The cargo net secures
lightweight objects in
the cargo area. Attach
the net to the anchors
provided. Do not put
more than 22 kg (50
lbs.) in the net. This
net is not designed to
restrain objects during
a collision.
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CARGO COVER (WAGON - IF EQUIPPED)
You can cover the rear
compartment by
fastening the cover
into the pockets in the
trim panel (make sure
the cover is right side
up so it unrolls from
the top), then pulling
and hooking the cover
into the pockets into the trim panel.
REWINDING THE SLIDING SHADE
If the shade is damaged or loses its spring tension
from excessive use, manual rewinding of the shade
may be necessary. The following procedure is a
two-person operation:
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Controls and features
1. Remove the shade from the mounting brackets by
detaching the safety clip and pressure fit plastic
knobs from either side of the shade.
2.Wrap the vinyl around the tube twice by twisting
the tube away from you. Tuck the edged of the vinyl
end cap with each wrap.
3. Fold the vinyl toward the center, making sure the
edges clear the end cap slots. Use tape or a rubber
band to hold the vinyl on the left side of the tube..
4. Push in the right end cap (marked R) about 6 mm
(1/4 inch) to disengage the clutch and hold in while
turning the tube toward you fourteen times.
5. Let go of the right end cap and unfold the vinyl.
Place the vinyl into the end cap slots.
6. Place the shade back into the vehicle.
The cover may cause injury in a sudden stop
or accident if it is not securely installed.
LUGGAGE RACK (WAGON ONLY)
The rear crossbar can be adjusted to fit the item
being carried. The front crossbar does not move. No
more than 44 kg (100 lbs.) can be loaded on the
luggage rack.
To adjust the luggage
rack, loosen the
adjusting levers by
pushing them toward
the front of the
vehicle, then slide the
crossbar forward and
lock the adjusting
levers by pulling them
toward the back of the vehicle.
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com_keyless_entry.01
Controls and features
KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
You can lock or unlock
the vehicle doors
without using a key.
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5 6
7 8
9 0
See also Remote entry system (if equipped) in this
chapter.
The computer code that operates the keyless system
is located on your owner’s wallet card found in the
glove compartment.
Illuminated entry system:
• turns on the interior lights for approximately 25
seconds and
• lights up the keypad controls for five seconds.
Do not push the control keypad with any hard object
that could damage the controls.
Programming your own entry code
This code does not replace the permanent code from
the dealership.
To program your own code:
1. Select five digits for your personal code.
2. Enter the permanent code that the dealership
gave you.
3. Within five seconds,
press 1/2.
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3 4
5 6
7 8
9 0
4. Within five seconds of pressing 1/2, enter your
personal code, pressing each digit within five
seconds of the previous digit.
You can now use either code. The system
remembers only one personal code at a time.
To erase your personal code:
1. Enter the original permanent code.
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2. Press 1/2 within five
seconds of step one.
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3 4
5 6
7 8
9 0
3. Wait six seconds.
For maximum security, do not set a code that
presents the numbers in sequential order or uses the
same button five times.
Unlocking the doors with the keyless entry
system
The driver’s door must be unlocked before any
other. If more than five seconds pass between
pressing numbers, enter the code again. The system
has shut down if the keypad light is out. If the
keyless entry system does not work, use the key or
remote entry transmitter(s).
1. To unlock the driver’s door, enter one of the two
codes. After pressing the fifth number, the driver’s
door unlocks.
2. To unlock the
passenger’s door(s) and
liftgate (wagon), press
the 3/4 button within
five seconds of unlocking the driver’s door.
3. To unlock the trunk
or liftgate (wagon),
enter the five-digit
factory code, then
press the 5/6 button within five seconds.
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5 6
7 8
9 0
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3 4
5 6
7 8
9 0
Locking the doors with the keyless entry
system
To lock all the doors,
press 7/8 and 9/0 at the
same time. It is not
necessary to first enter
the keypad code.
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7 8
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Controls and features
Operating your perimeter anti-theft system (if
equipped) from the keyless entry pad
The keyless entry
system arms by
pressing 7/8 and 9/0.
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3 4
5 6
7 8
9 0
To disarm or reset a triggered anti-theft alarm, enter
the five digit code.
All doors must be fully closed for the anti-theft
system to arm. Refer to the Anti-theft system
section, if equipped, in this chapter for more details.
Autolock
The autolock feature is part of your remote keyless
entry system which locks all of the doors when:
• all vehicle doors are closed
• the ignition key is turned to the ON position
• the brake pedal is pressed
• you shift through R (reverse)
• one second has elapsed after the brake pedal is
released.
The autolock feature repeats when:
• a door is opened and then all doors are closed
• the brake pedal is released.
The doors may not lock automatically if the driver:
• shifts through gears without pressing the brake
• shifts through gears quickly after starting the
vehicle
• releases their foot from the brake while someone
has stepped out of the vehicle for a moment.
Deactivating the system by using the controls for the
keyless entry system:
1. Enter your permanent five-digit entry code (not
the user code you may have set).
2. Within five seconds, press and hold 7/8.
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Controls and features
3. Within five more
seconds, press and
release 3/4.
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3 4
5 6
7 8
9 0
4. Release 7/8.
To reactivate the system, repeat the system
deactivating instructions.
You can also deactivate or reactivate the autolock
feature by this method:
1. Make sure the anti-theft system is not armed or
triggered, ignition is off and all doors are closed.
2. Turn the ignition key from OFF to ON.
3. Press the door power unlock switch three times.
4. Turn the ignition key from ON to OFF.
5. Press the door power unlock switch three times.
6. Turn the ignition key back to ON within 30
seconds of step two.
7. The horn should chirp once. If not, wait 30
seconds and repeat steps one through six.
8. Press the door power unlock switch.
9. Press the door power lock switch.
10. The horn will chirp once if the autolock feature
was deactivated, twice (one short chirp followed by
a long chirp) if the autolock feature was activated.
11. Turn the ignition key to OFF.
12. The horn will chirp once to confirm you
activated or deactivated the autolock feature.
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Controls and features
REMOTE ENTRY SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
The remote entry
system allows you to
lock or unlock all
vehicle doors without a
key.
It also arms and
disarms the anti-theft
system. (For more
information on the anti-theft system, refer to
Anti-theft system in this chapter.) The remote entry
features only operate with the ignition in the OFF
position.
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Unlocking the doors
Press UNLOCK once to
unlock the driver and
illuminate the interior
lamps.
Press UNLOCK a
second time, within
five seconds, to unlock
all doors and liftgate
(wagon).
Using the trunk button
Press once to open the
trunk (sedan) or
unlock the liftgate
(wagon).
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LOCN
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LOCN
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Controls and features
Locking the doors
Press LOCK to lock all
doors and liftgate
(wagon).
To confirm all doors
are closed and locked,
press LOCK a second
time. The doors will
lock again, the horn
will chirp and the lamps will flash.
This process will arm your anti-theft system. For
more information on arming the anti-theft system,
refer to Anti-theft system in this chapter.
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PAN
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TRU
NK
Sounding the PANIC alarm
Press PANIC to
activate the alarm.
To deactivate the
alarm, press PANIC
again or turn the
ignition to ACC or ON.
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.
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Arming and disarming the alarm system
Your remote entry system will:
• automatically arm the factory installed anti-theft
system when the doors are locked.
• reset the triggered anti-theft alarm (when the
driver’s door is unlocked or when PANIC is
pressed on a programmed remote entry
transmitter).
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com_remote_batteries.01
Controls and features
Replacing the batteries
The transmitter is powered by two coin type
three-volt lithium batteries. A decrease in operating
range can be caused by:
• battery failure
• weather conditions
• structures around the vehicle
To replace the batteries:
1. Twist a thin coin between the two halves of the
transmitter. DO NOT TAKE THE FRONT PART OF
THE TRANSMITTER APART.
2. Place the positive (+) side of new batteries down.
3. Snap the two halves back together.
Replacing lost transmitters
Take all your vehicle’s transmitters to your dealer for
programming if:
• a transmitter is lost or
• you want to purchase additional transmitters (up
to four)
ILLUMINATED ENTRY SYSTEM
The interior lamps
illuminate when:
• the remote entry
system is used to
unlock the door or
sound the personal
alarm.
The system
automatically turns off after 25 seconds or when the
ignition is turned to the START or ACC position.
The inside lights will not turn off if:
• they have been turned on with the dimmer
control or
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Controls and features
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• any door is open.
PERIMETER ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM (IF
EQUIPPED)
When armed, this system will protect your vehicle
from unauthorized entry. When unauthorized entry
occurs, the system will flash the headlamps, parking
lamps and the theft indicator lamp and will chirp the
horn.
Arming the system
The system is ready to arm whenever the ignition is
turned off. Any of the following actions will prearm
the alarm system:
• Pressing LOCK on
the remote
transmitter (doors
opened or closed).
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• Pressing 7/8 and 9/0
on the keyless entry
pad at the same time
to lock the doors
(doors opened or closed).
• Opening a door and pressing the power door lock
button to lock the doors.
• Using the door key to lock the doors (doors
opened or closed).
If a door or the liftgate
THEFT
(wagon) is open, the
system is prearmed
and is waiting for the
door to close or liftgate
to close. The THEFT indicator in the instrument
cluster will be lit continuously when the system is
prearmed.
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7 8
9 0
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Controls and features
Once the doors and
THEFT
liftgate (wagon) are
closed, the system will
arm in 30 seconds.
When the system is armed the THEFT indicator will
flash.
When you press the
LOCK button twice
within 5 seconds on
your remote entry
transmitter, the horn
will chirp once to let
you know that the
system is armed.
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If the doors or liftgate (wagon) are not closed and
you press the remote entry transmitter twice to
confirm the doors are locked, the horn will chirp
twice to warn you that the system is not arming.
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Disarming the system
You can disarm the system by any of the following
actions:
• Unlock the doors by
using your remote
entry transmitter.
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• Unlock the doors by
using your keyless
entry pad.
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3 4
5 6
7 8
9 0
• Unlock the doors or liftgate with a key. Turn the
key full travel (toward the front of the vehicle) to
make sure the alarm disarms.
• Turn ignition to ACC or ON.
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• Press PANIC on
remote entry
transmitter. This will
disarm the system
when alarm is
triggered or
sounding.
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CODED-KEY ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM (IF
EQUIPPED)
Your vehicle is equipped with a coded-key anti-theft
system. Only the correct key will be able to start
your vehicle. If your keys are lost or stolen, you
must take your vehicle to a Ford dealership for
re-programming.
Programming additional keys
If you need additional keys electronically coded for
your vehicle, spares can be purchased (total of 16
keys). To program a new key, perform the following
procedure:
1. With the coded key in the ignition, turn the
ignition from ON to OFF.
2. Within 15 seconds of
THEFT
turning ignition off,
insert new electronic
key into the ignition
and turn it from OFF
to ON or START. If successful, the anti-theft
indicator will illuminate for two seconds. Repeat
procedure for all new keys.
If key coding fails, the
THEFT
anti-theft indicator will
flash.
Coding failure can be caused by any of the following:
• The new key was not inserted into the ignition
within 15 seconds.
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Controls and features
• 16 keys have already been programmed.
• The new key does not have an electronic code.
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Seating and safety restraints
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SEATING
Head restraints
The head restraints can
be moved up and
down.
Front seats
Adjusting the manual seats
Lift bar to move seat
forward or backward.
Pull lever up to adjust
seatback.
Never adjust the driver’s seat or seatback
when the vehicle is moving.
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Seating and safety restraints
Adjusting the power seats (if equipped)
Press to move front or
rear of seat up and
down.
Press in the direction
to raise or lower the
seat, or to move the
seat forward or
backward.
Push to increase or
decrease lumbar
support.
Pull lever up to adjust
seatback.
Never adjust the driver’s seat or seatback
when the vehicle is moving.
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Seating and safety restraints
2nd seat/Split-folding rear seat
One or both rear seatbacks can be folded down to
provide additional cargo space.
To lower the
seatback(s) from inside
the vehicle, lift
seatback release
handle, pull tab, then
fold seatback down.
In the sedan, the
seatbacks can also be
folded down from
inside the trunk. Move
the release lever on
the back of the rear
seatback to the OPEN
position and fold the
seatback down.
When raising the seatback(s), make sure you hear
the seat latch into place.
OPEN
OPEN
3rd seat (wagon only)
The third seat faces the rear of the vehicle. For
height and weight limits, see the label on the seat
cushion. When the seat is down, the back of your
wagon has a flat surface for carrying cargo.
To open up the seat:
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Seating and safety restraints
1. Unlock the floor
panel with the key,
then use the handle to
fold the floor panel
toward the front of the
car.
2. Remove the cargo cover. The cargo cover must be
removed or the seatback will not latch in the upright
position.
3. Lift the remote latch
release on the left side
of the compartment
and fold the remaining
floor panel until it
latches. Make sure the
seatback is locked in
the upright position.
To close the seat, make sure the safety belts are in
their correct notches, then lift the remote latch
release and push the seat down until it latches. Pull
up on the handle and push the floor panel into
place.
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Seating and safety restraints
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SAFETY RESTRAINTS
Safety restraints precautions
Always drive and ride with your seatback
upright and the lap belt snug and low across
the hips.
To prevent the risk of injury, make sure
children sit where they can be properly
restrained.
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.
Combination lap and shoulder belts
1. To fasten, insert the
tongue into the slot in
the buckle.
2. To unfasten, push
the red release button
and remove the tongue
from the buckle.
The outboard safety restraints in the vehicle are
combination lap and shoulder belts. The front and
rear seat passenger outboard safety belts have two
types of locking modes described below:
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Seating and safety restraints
To test the vehicle
sensitive (emergency)
locking mode, pull the
shoulder belt quickly to
lock.
The vehicle sensitive mode is the normal retractor
mode, adjusting shoulder belt tightness in response
to vehicle movement. For example, if the driver
brakes suddenly or turns a corner sharply or the
vehicle receives an impact of 8 km/h (5 mph) or
more, the combination safety belts would lock to
help reduce forward movement of the driver and
passengers.
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Automatic locking mode
In this mode, the shoulder belt is locked in a certain
position by the occupant and does not adjust
tightness during vehicle movement.
The automatic locking mode is not available on the
driver belt.
When to use the automatic locking mode
• When a tight lap/shoulder fit is desired.
• Any time a child safety seat is installed in the
vehicle. Refer to Children and infant or Child
safety seats later in this chapter.
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Seating and safety restraints
How to use the automatic locking mode
• Buckle the
combination lap and
shoulder belt.
• Grasp the shoulder
portion and pull
downward until the
entire belt is
extracted.
• 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 cancel the automatic locking mode
Disconnect the combination lap/shoulder belt and
allow it to retract completely to cancel the automatic
locking mode and activate the vehicle sensitive
(emergency) locking mode.
Safety belts for front outboard passenger and
rear outboard seating positions (except wagon
rear-facing position)
Your vehicle is equipped with a dual locking mode
retractor on the shoulder belt portion of the
combination lap/shoulder safety belt at these
positions.
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Front safety belt height adjustment
Your vehicle has safety belt height adjustments for
the driver and front passenger. Adjust the height of
the shoulder belt so the belt rests across the middle
of your shoulder.
To lower the shoulder
belt height, push the
button and slide the
height control down.
To raise the height of
the shoulder belt, slide
the height adjuster up.
Pull down on the
height adjustment
assembly to make sure
it is locked in place.
Center rear lap belt (sedan)
The safety belt in the center rear seating position
has a detachable shoulder belt.
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To attach the shoulder
belt to the lap belt, pull
the shoulder belt out
from the retractor in
the seatback and insert
into the lap belt
connecting pin into the
wide end of the key
slot on the shoulder
belt. Pull the
connecting pin into the
narrow end of the key
slot until you hear a
snap and feel it latch.
Make sure the shoulder
belt is securely
fastened to the lap belt
by pulling up on the shoulder belt.
Lap belts
The lap belts in the center front seating position (if
equipped) and center rear seating position (wagon)
do not adjust automatically. You must adjust them to
fit snugly and low as possible around your hips. Do
not wear the lap belt around your waist.
Make sure you insert the tongue into the correct
buckle. If you need to lengthen the belt, turn the
tongue at a right angle to the belt and pull across
your lap until it reaches the buckle. If you need to
tighten the belt, pull the loose end of the belt
through the tongue until it is snugly across the hips.
Shorten and fasten the belt when not in use.
LAP BELTS
The lap belt in the center rear seating position
(wagon) does not adjust automatically. You must
adjust it to fit snugly and low as possible around
your hips. Do not wear the lap belt around your
waist.
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Make sure you insert the tongue into the correct
buckle. If you need to lengthen the belt, turn the
tongue at a right angle to the belt and pull across
your lap until it reaches the buckle. If you need to
tighten the belt, pull the loose end of the belt
through the tongue until it is snugly across the hips.
Shorten and fasten the belt when not in use.
Safety belts for rear-facing occupants (wagon
only)
Never use child safety seats in the third seat
of a wagon.
Your vehicle is equipped with safety belts containing
an adjust tongue at the rear-facing seating positions.
When the adjust tongue of the lap/shoulder
combination seat belt is latched into the buckle, the
tongue will allow the lap portion to become shorter,
but locks the webbing in place to restrict it from
becoming longer.
Before you reach and latch a combination lap and
shoulder belt having an adjust tongue into the
buckle. you may have to lengthen the lap belt
portion of it. To lengthen the lap belt, pull some
webbing out of the shoulder belt retractor. While
holding the webbing below the tongue, grasp the
tongue so that it is parallel to the webbing and slide
the tongue upward. provide enough length so that
the tongue can reach the buckle.
To fasten the belt, pull the combination lap and
shoulder belt from the retractor so that the shoulder
belt portion of the safety belt crosses your shoulder
and chest. Be sure the belt is not twisted. If the belt
is twisted, remove the twist. Insert the tongue into
the proper buckle for your seating position until you
hear a snap and fell it latch. Make sure the tongue is
securely fastened to the buckle by pulling on the
tongue.
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The lap belts should fit snugly and as low as
possible around the hips, not around the
waist.
Front and rear seat occupants, including
pregnant women, should wear safety belts
for optimum protection in an accident.
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 it around your
neck over the inside shoulder. 3) Never use a
single belt for more than one person.
Due to folding rear seats, sometimes the buckles and
tongues toward the center of the vehicle may be
hidden by the rear edge of the seat cushion. Pull
them out so they will be accessible.
While you are fastened in the seat belt, the shoulder
belt adjusts to your movement. However, if you
brake hard, turn hard or your vehicle receives an
impact of 8 km/h (5 mph) or more, the safety belt
will become locked and help reduce your forward
movement.
To unfasten the belt, push the red release button on
the end of the buckle. This allows the tongue to
unlatch from the buckle. While the belt retracts,
guide the tongue to its original position to prevent it
from striking you or the vehicle.
Safety belt extension assembly
If the safety belt assembly is too short, even when
fully extended, eight inches can be added to the
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safety belt assembly by adding a safety belt
extension assembly (part number 611C22). Safety
belt extension assemblies can be obtained from your
dealer at no cost. This assembly is not for use in the
wagon’s rear-facing seat.
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. Do not use extensions to change the fit of
the shoulder belt across the torso.
Safety belt warning light and indicator chime
The seat 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
key is turned to ON...
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Then...
The safety belt indicator
illuminates for one to two
minutes and the warning
chime sounds for four to
eight seconds.
The safety belt indicator
light and warning chime
turn off.
The driver’s side
safety belt is buckled
while the indicator
light is illuminated
and the warning
chime is sounding...
The driver’s safety
The safety belt warning
belt is buckled before light and indicator chime
the ignition key is
remain off.
turned to ON...
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Safety belt maintenance
Check the safety belt systems periodically to make
sure they work properly and are not damaged.
Check the safety belts to make sure there are no
nicks, wears or cuts. All safety belt assemblies,
including retractors, buckles, front seat belt buckle
assemblies (slide bar)(if equipped), shoulder belt
height adjusters (if equipped), child safety seat
tether bracket assemblies (if equipped), and
attaching hardware, should be inspected after a
collision. Ford recommends that all safety belt
assemblies used in vehicles involved in a collision be
replaced. However, if the collision was minor and a
qualified technician 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.
Refer to Cleaning and maintaining the safety
belts in the Maintenance and Care section.
IMPORTANT SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT
SYSTEM (SRS) PRECAUTIONS
The supplemental
restraint system is
designed to:
• work with the safety
belt to protect the
driver and right front passenger
• reduce certain upper body injuries
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Failure to follow these instructions will
affect the performance of the safety belts
and increase the risk of personal injury.
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The right front passenger air bag is not
designed to restrain occupants in the front
seating position.
Do not place objects or mount equipment on
or near the air bag covers that may come
into contact with an inflating air bag.
Do not attempt to service, repair, or modify
the Air Bag Supplemental Restraint System
or its fuses. See your Ford or Lincoln-Mercury
dealer.
CHILDREN AND AIR BAGS
For additional important safety information, read all
information on safety restraints in this guide.
Children should always wear their safety belts.
Failure to follow these instructions may increase the
risk of injury in a collision.
Rear-facing
child seats or
infant carriers should
never be placed in
the front seats.
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HOW DOES THE AIR BAG SUPPLEMENTAL
RESTRAINT SYSTEM WORK?
The SRS is designed to
activate when the
vehicle sustains
sufficient longitudinal
deceleration, similar to
hitting a fixed barrier
head on at 12–24 km/h
(8–14 mph).
The fact that the air
bags 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 air bags inflate and
deflate rapidly upon
activation.
After air bag
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 air bag. Small amounts of sodium hydroxide may
be present which may irritate the skin and eyes, but
none of the residue is toxic.
Several air bag system components get hot
after inflation. Do not touch them after
inflation.
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If the air bag is inflated, 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 air bag modules (which
include the inflators and air bags),
• one or more impact and safing sensors,
• a readiness light and tone
• and the electrical wiring which connects the
components.
The diagnostic module monitors its own internal
circuits and the supplemental air bag electrical
system readiness (including the impact sensors), the
system wiring, the air bag system readiness light, the
air bag back up power and the air bag ignitors.
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 the Air bag readiness section in
the Instrumentation chapter. Routine maintenance
of the air bag is not required.
A difficulty with the system is indicated by one or
more of the following:
• The readiness light
will either flash or
stay lit.
• The readiness light
will not illuminate immediately after ignition is
turned on.
• A group of five beeps will be heard. The tone
pattern will repeat periodically until the problem
and light are repaired.
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If any of these things happen, even intermittently,
have the SRS serviced at your dealership or by a
qualified technician immediately. Unless serviced,
the system may not function properly in the event of
a collision.
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DISPOSAL OF AIR BAGS AND AIR BAG
EQUIPPED VEHICLES
For disposal of air bags or air bag equipped vehicles,
see your local dealership or qualified technician. Air
bags MUST BE disposed of by qualified personnel.
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IMPORTANT CHILD RESTRAINT PRECAUTIONS
You are required by law to use safety restraints for
children in the U.S. and Canada. If small children
ride in your vehicle (generally children who are four
years old or younger and who weigh 18 kg [40 lbs]
or less), you must put them in safety seats made
especially for children. Check your local and state or
provincial laws for specific requirements regarding
the safety of children in your vehicle.
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.
Always follow the instructions and warnings that
come with any infant or child restraint you might
use.
When possible, place children in the rear seat of
your vehicle. Accident statistics suggest that
children are safer when properly restrained in the
rear seating positions than in the front seating
position.
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CHILDREN AND SAFETY BELTS
Children who are too large for child safety seats (as
specified by your child safety seat manufacturer)
should always wear safety belts.
Follow all the important safety restraint and air bag
precautions that apply to adult passengers in your
vehicle.
If the shoulder belt portion of a combination lap and
shoulder belt can be positioned so it does not cross
or rest in front of the child’s face or neck, the child
should wear the lap and shoulder belt. Moving the
child closer to the center of the vehicle may help
provide a good shoulder belt fit.
If the shoulder belt cannot be properly positioned:
• move the child to one of the seats with a lap belt
only (if equipped)
OR
• if the child is the proper size, restrain the child in
a safety seat.
Do not leave children, unreliable adults, or
pets unattended in your vehicle.
To improve the fit of lap and shoulder belts on
children who have outgrown child safety seats, Ford
recommends use of a belt-positioning booster seat
that is labelled as conforming to all Federal motor
vehicle safety standards. Belt-positioning booster
seats raise the child and provide a shorter, firmer
seating cushion that encourages safer seating
posture and better fit of lap and shoulder belts on
the child. A belt-positioning booster should be used
if the shoulder belt rests in front of the child’s face
or neck, or if the lap belt does not fit snugly on both
thighs, or if the thighs are too short to let the child
sit all the way back on the seat cushion when the
lower legs hang over the edge of the seat cushion.
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You may wish to discuss the special needs of your
child with your pediatrician.
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SAFETY SEATS FOR CHILDREN
Child and infant or child safety seats
Use a safety seat that is recommended for the size
and weight of the child. Carefully follow all of the
manufacturer’s instructions with the cafety 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.
When installing a child safety seat:
• Use the correct
safety belt buckle
for that seating
position.
• 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 seatback in upright position.
• Put the safety belt in the automatic locking mode.
Refer to Using the automatic locking mode.
Ford recommends the use of a child safety seat
having a top tether strap. Install the child safety seat
in a seating position which is capable of providing a
tether anchorage. For more information on top
tether straps, refer to Attaching safety seats with
tether straps.
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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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Installing child safety seats in combination lap
and shoulder belt seating positions
1. Position the child
safety seat in a seat
with a combination lap
and shoulder belt.
If you choose to install a child safety seat in the
front passenger seat, move the seat as far back as
possible.
Rear-facing child seats or infant carriers
should never be placed in the front seats.
2. Pull down on the
shoulder belt and then
grasp the shoulder belt
and lap belt together.
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3. While holding the
shoulder and lap belt
portions together, route
the tongue through the
child seat according to
the child seat
manufacturers’
instructions. Be sure
the belt webbing is not
twisted.
4. Insert the belt
tongue into the proper
buckle for that seating
position until you hear
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 extracted
and a click is heard.
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6. Allow the belt to retract. The belt will click as it
retracts to indicate it is in the automatic locking
mode.
7. Pull the lap belt
portion across the child
seat toward the buckle
and pull up on the
shoulder belt while
pushing down with
knee on the child seat.
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8. Allow the safety belt
to retract to remove
any slack in the belt.
9. Before placing the
child in the seat,
forcibly tilt the seat
forward and back to
make sure the seat is
securely held in place.
10. 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 two through nine.
Check to make sure the child seat is properly
secured before each use.
Attaching safety seats with tether straps
Some manufacturers make safety seats that include
a tether strap that goes over the back of the vehicle
seat and attaches to an anchoring point. Other
manufacturers offer the tether strap as an accessory.
Contact the manufacturer of your child safety seat
for information about ordering a tether strap.
Front seats
To install a tether from a child safety seat in the
front seat:
1. Buckle the lap/shoulder belt (in the seat behind
the front passenger seat in which the child safety
seat will be installed).
2. Pull all the stored belt out of the rear seat
retractor to switch the retractor to automatic locking
mode.
3. Let the retractor wind up the slack from the
lap/shoulder belt.
4. Install the child safety seat in the front seat. Refer
to Installing child safety seats in combination lap
and shoulder belt seating positions. Hook the
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tether strap hook around the webbing near the
center of the shoulder portion of the locked
lap/shoulder belt.
5. Tighten the tether strap.
Rear seats
If you must use a tethered safety seat on one of the
rear seats, you can anchor the strap to the
appropriate tether anchor directly behind that seat
position.
Tether anchorage hardware
Attachment holes (at each rear outboard seating
position) have been provided in your vehicle to
attach anchor hardware, if required. Tether
anchorage hardware kits (part number 613D74)
including instructions, may be obtained at no charge
from any Ford or Lincoln-Mercury dealer. All
vehicles built for sale in Canada include a tether
anchor hardware kit.
Be sure to follow the child safety seat
manufacturer’s instructions.
Tighten the anchor according to
specifications. Otherwise, the safety seat
may not be properly secured and the child may be
injured in a sudden stop or collision.
If you have a station wagon, tether anchors are
already installed for each of the second row seating
positions.
1. Behind the second
seat, find the plastic
snap-on covers for the
floor anchors.
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2. Use a screwdriver or
coin to snap the covers
off the anchor in a
rearward and upward
direction. Remove the
covers completely.
3. Snap the tether strap hook onto the U-shaped
tether anchor.
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BUILT-IN CHILD SEATS
Built-in child safety seat (wagon - if equipped)
The second row bench seat may include a built-in
child seat. This child seat conforms to all Federal
and local motor vehicle safety standards. Read the
labels located on the child seat cushion and shoulder
belt for information on the built-in child seat.
Use the built-in child seat only if the child is at least
one year old, weighs 10–27 kg (22–60 lbs.) and the
child’s shoulders fit below the shoulder harness slots
on the built-in child seat.
Children not meeting these requirements should be
secured in an approved aftermarket seat. Refer to
Children and infant or child safety seats in this
chapter.
Built-in child seat retractors
The belts on built-in child seats are equipped with a
retractor that locks when both tongues are latched
into the crotch safety belt buckle. The retractor will
automatically snug the belts around the child. If the
belts do not remain snug, take the vehicle to the
dealer for child seat repair. The belts will not snug
during a collision.
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Placing your child in the built-in child seat
Failure to follow all of the instructions on
the use of this child restraint system can
result in your child striking the vehicle’s interior
during a sudden stop or crash.
Never use the Built-In Child Seat as a
booster cushion with the adult safety belts.
A child using the adult belts could slide forward
and out from under the safety belts.
The rear seatback must be fully locked
before operating the child restraint system.
1. Grasp the child seat
at the top of the
seatback and pull the
top forward to release
the latch.
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2. Continue to unfold
the child seat until it
rests on the seat.
3. Read all information
and warnings on the
child seat cushion and
shoulder safety belt.
Make sure the child is
not too large for the
child seat.
4. If connected, squeeze the top and the bottom of
the right half of the chest clip and pull to separate
both halves.
5. Place the child on the child seat and position the
shoulder belts over each shoulder.
6. Insert either the left
or the right safety belt
tongue into the single
opening of the crotch
safety belt buckle (it
doesn’t matter which
tongue is inserted
first). Insert other
tongue. The color
green must appear in the indicator window on the
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crotch safety belt buckle when buckled. Allow belts
to retract and fit snugly.
7. Fasten both halves
of the chest clip below
the child’s shoulders
and adjust it to
comfortably hold the shoulder belts in place on the
child’s chest. The color green must appear in the
indicator window when fastened.
8. Pull the shoulder belts toward you to make sure
the crotch safety belt buckle is properly fastened
and the retractor is locked.
9. If the belts become too tight, unbuckle the crotch
safety belt buckle to unlock the retractors, then
reinsert both belt tongues.
Removing your child from the built-in child seat
1. Squeeze the tabs on the top and the bottom of
the chest clip and pull the halves apart to open the
chest clip.
2. Press the release button on the crotch safety belt
buckle.
3. Slide the shoulder belts off the child’s shoulders
and remove the child.
To stow the built-in child seat
Return the child seat
cushion to the upright
position, then press
firmly in the center and
top of the child seat.
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Inspecting the built-in child seat after a collision
All built-in child restraints, including seats, buckles,
retractors, seat latches. Interlocks and attaching
hardware should be inspected by a qualified
technician after any collision. If the child seat was in
use during a collision, Ford recommends replacing it.
Built-in child restraints not in use during a collision
should be inspected and replaced if either damage
or improper operation is noted.
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PREPARING TO START THE VEHICLE
Engine starting is controlled by the spark ignition
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, avoid pressing
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 vehicle in this chapter.
Before starting the vehicle:
1. Make sure all vehicle occupants have buckled
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 vehicle
P
accessories are off.
• Make sure the
parking brake is set.
• Make sure the
gearshift is in P
(Park).
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3. Turn the key to the ON position (without turning
the key to START.)
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Make sure the corresponding lights illuminate
briefly. If a light fails to illuminate, have the vehicle
serviced.
• If the driver’s safety belt is fastened, the
light
does not illuminate.
Important safety precautions
A computer system controls the engine’s idle
revolutions per minute (RPM). 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. Do not
allow the vehicle to idle for more than ten minutes.
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.
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Starting
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.
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.
If you smell exhaust fumes inside your
vehicle, have your dealer inspect your
vehicle immediately. Do not drive if you smell
exhaust fumes.
STARTING THE ENGINE
1. Turn the key to 5
(Start) without
pressing the
accelerator. The key
will return to 4 (On).
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2. If the engine does not start within five seconds,
wait ten seconds and try again.
3. If the engine does not start in two attempts OR
the temperature is below —12°C (10°F), depress
accelerator and start the engine while holding the
accelerator down. Release accelerator when engine
starts.
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4. After idling for a few seconds, apply the brake
and release the parking brake.
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Using the engine block heater (if equipped)
An engine block heater warms the engine coolant,
which improves starting, warms up the engine faster
and allows the heater-defroster system to respond
quickly. They are strongly recommended if you live
in a region where temperatures reach —23°C
(–10°F) or below.
For best results, plug the heater in at least three
hours before starting the vehicle. Using the heater
for longer than three hours will not harm the engine,
so the heater can be plugged in the night before
starting the vehicle.
To prevent electrical shock, do not use your
heater with ungrounded electrical systems
or two-pronged (cheater) adapters.
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Guarding against exhaust fumes
Although odorless and colorless, carbon monoxide is
present in exhaust fumes. Take precautions to avoid
its dangerous effects.
If you ever smell exhaust fumes of any kind
inside your vehicle, have your dealer inspect
and fix your vehicle immediately. Do not drive if
you smell exhaust fumes. These fumes are harmful
and could kill you.
Have the exhaust and body ventilation systems
checked whenever:
• the vehicle is raised for service
• the sound of the exhaust system changes
• the vehicle has been damaged in a collision
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Starting
Important ventilating information
If the engine is idling
while the vehicle is
stopped in an open
area for long periods of
time, open the
windows at least 2.5
cm (one inch).
Adjust the heating or air conditioning (if equipped)
to bring in fresh air.
Improve vehicle
ventilation by keeping
all air inlet vents clear
of snow, leaves and
other debris.
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BRAKES
Your brakes are self-adjusting. Refer to the “Service
Guide” for maintenance scheduling.
Anti-lock brake system (ABS) (if equipped)
The ABS operates by
detecting the onset
of wheel lock up
during brake
applications and
compensating for this
tendency. The front
wheels are prevented
from locking even
when the brakes are firmly applied. The
accompanying illustration depicts the advantage of
an ABS equipped vehicle (on bottom) to a non-ABS
equipped vehicle (on top) during hard braking.
ABS warning lamp
The ABS warning lamp
in the instrument
ABS
cluster illuminates if an
ABS fault is detected.
Have your vehicle serviced as soon as possible.
Normal braking
!
P
operation is still
ABS
effective unless the
BRAKE
BRAKE warning lamp
is also illuminated.
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dno_ABS-warning-light
com_using_abs.01
Using ABS
• In an emergency, apply full force on the brake.
The ABS will be activated immediately, thus
allowing you to retain full steering control of your
vehicle and, providing there is sufficient space,
will enable you to avoid obstacles and bring the
vehicle to a quiet stop.
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• We recommend that you familiarize yourself with
this braking technique. However, avoid taking any
unnecessary risks.
Parking brake
The parking brake
should be used
whenever the vehicle is
parked. Push pedal
downward to set the
parking brake.
The BRAKE warning
!
P
lamp in the instrument
cluster illuminates and
BRAKE
remains illuminated
(when the ignition is turned ON) until the parking
brake is released.
Always set the parking brake fully and make
sure the gearshift is latched in P (Park).
Turn off the ignition whenever you leave your
vehicle.
The parking brake is not designed to stop a moving
vehicle. However, if the normal brakes fail, the
parking brake can be used to stop your vehicle in an
emergency. Since the parking brake applies only the
rear brakes, the vehicle’s stopping distance will
increase greatly and the handling of your vehicle will
be adversely affected.
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dno_parking-brake
Driving
Pull release handle
toward you to release
parking brake. Driving
with the parking brake
on will cause the
brakes to wear out
quickly and reduce fuel
economy.
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dno_bsi
TRANSAXLE
Brake-shift interlock
This vehicle is equipped with a brake-shift interlock
feature that prevents the gearshift from being moved
from P (Park) unless the brake pedal is pressed.
If you cannot move the gearshift out of P (Park)
with the brake pedal depressed:
1. Apply the parking brake, turn ignition key to
LOCK, then remove the key.
2. Insert the key and turn it to OFF. Apply the brake
pedal and shift to N (Neutral).
3. Start the vehicle.
If it is necessary to use the above procedure to
move the gearshift, it is possible that a fuse has
blown and the vehicle’s brake lamps may not be
operating properly. Refer to Fuses and relays in the
Roadside emergencies chapter.
Do not drive your vehicle until you verify
that the brakelamps are working.
If your vehicle gets stuck in mud or snow it may be
rocked out by shifting from forward and reverse
gears in a steady pattern. Press lightly on the
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Driving
accelerator in each gear. Do not rock the vehicle for
more than a few minutes, because it could damage
the vehicle.
Always set the parking brake fully and make
sure the gearshift is latched in P (Park).
Turn off the ignition whenever you leave your
vehicle.
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Driving with an automatic overdrive transaxle
(column gearshift without O/D off switch)
Your automatic overdrive transaxle provides fully
(Overdrive) or D
automatic operation in either
(Drive). Driving with the shift selector in
gives
the best fuel economy for normal driving conditions.
For manual control start in 1 (First) and then shift
manually.
To put your vehicle in gear, start the engine, depress
the brake pedal, then move gearshift out of P
(Park).
Hold the brake pedal down while you move
the gearshift lever from position to position.
If you do not hold the brake pedal down, your
vehicle may move unexpectedly and injure
someone.
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Driving
Driving with an automatic overdrive transaxle
(column or console gearshift with O/D off
switch)
Your automatic
overdrive transaxle
provides fully
automatic operation in
either D (Overdrive) or
with the O/D OFF
switch depressed.
Driving with the shift
selector in D
(Overdrive) gives the
best fuel economy for
normal driving
conditions. For manual
control start in 1
(First) and then shift
manually.
If your vehicle is
equipped with a
console mounted
gearshift, you must
press the thumb button
on the side of the
gearshift to move the
gearshift from P
(Park).
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Driving
Understanding gearshift positions
P (Park)
Always come to a
complete stop before
shifting into P (Park).
Make sure the gearshift
is securely latched in P
(Park). This locks the
transaxle and prevent
the front wheels from
rotating.
R (Reverse)
With the gearshift in R
(Reverse), the vehicle
will move backward.
You should always
come to a complete
stop before shifting
into and out of R
(Reverse).
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P
R
N
P
R N D 2 1
N
D
D
D
1
P
R
P
R N D 2 1
D
1
Driving
N (Neutral)
With the gearshift in
the N (Neutral)
position, the vehicle
can be started and is
free to roll. Hold the
brake pedal down while
in this position.
P
R
N
D
D
P
R N D 2 1
1
(Overdrive — column shift without O/D OFF
switch) or D (Overdrive — column or console
mounted gearshift with O/D off switch)
The overdrive position
P R N D D 1
is the normal driving
P R N D 2 1
position for an
automatic overdrive
transaxle. It works the
same way as D (Drive)
or D (Overdrive —
with the O/D OFF
switch not depressed)
works, but shifts to a
fourth gear — an
overdrive gear — when
your vehicle cruises at
a constant speed for any length of time. This fourth
gear will increase your fuel economy when you
travel at cruising speeds.
Overdrive may not be appropriate for certain
terrains. If the transaxle shifts back and forth
between third and fourth gears while you are driving
hilly roads or if your vehicle requires additional
power for climbing hills, shift into D (Drive) or press
the O/D OFF switch (if equipped).
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Driving
If the O/D OFF indicator light (if equipped) is
flashing on and off when the vehicle is started or
does not come on when the O/D OFF switch is
pressed, it means there is a malfunction in your
transaxle’s electronic system. Contact your dealer as
soon as possible or damage to the transaxle may
occur.
When to use D (Drive) or press the O/D OFF
switch (if equipped)
D (Drive) eliminates
P R N D D 1
the needless shifting
P R N D 2 1
back and forth between
third and fourth gears
that your vehicle may
do when driving on
hilly terrain. It also
gives more engine
braking than overdrive
to slow your vehicle on
downgrades.
2 (Second - if equipped)
Use 2 (Second) for
start-up on slippery
roads or to give you
more engine braking to
slow your vehicle on
downgrades.
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P
R N D 2 1
Driving
1 (First)
Use 1 (First) for when
added engine braking is
desired when
descending steep hills.
The automatic
transaxle will shift to
the proper gear to
ascend any grade
without any need to
shift to 1 (First).
P
R
N
D
D
P
R N D 2 1
1
Do not go faster than 61 km/h (38 mph) when in
this gear. You can upshift from 1 (First) to overdrive
at any time.
When parking, do not use the gearshift in
place of the parking brake. Always set the
parking brake fully and make sure that the
gearshift is securely latched in Park (P). Turn off
the ignition whenever you leave your vehicle.
Never leave your vehicle unattended while it is
running. If you do not take these precautions, your
vehicle may move unexpectedly and injure
someone.
VEHICLE LOADING
Before loading a vehicle, familiarize yourself with the
following terms:
• Base Curb Weight: Weight of the vehicle
including any standard equipment, fluids,
lubricants, etc. It does not include passengers or
aftermarket equipment.
• Payload: Combined maximum allowable weight of
cargo, passengers and optional equipment. The
payload equals the gross vehicle weight rating
minus base curb weight.
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Driving
• GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight): Base curb weight
plus payload and weight. The GVW is not a limit
or a specification.
• GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating):
Maximum total weight of the base vehicle,
passengers, optional equipment and cargo. The
GVWR is specific to each vehicle and is listed on
the Safety Compliance Label on the driver’s door
pillar.
• GAWR (Gross Axle Weight Rating): Carrying
capacity for each axle system. The GAWR is
specific to each vehicle and is listed on the Safety
Compliance Label on the driver’s door pillar.
• GCWR (Gross Combined Weight Rating):
Maximum combined weight of towing vehicle
(including passengers and cargo) and the trailer.
The GCWR indicates the maximum loaded weight
that the vehicle is allowed to tow.
• Maximum Trailer Weight Rating: Maximum
weight of a trailer the vehicle is permitted to tow.
The maximum trailer weight rating equals the
vehicle curb weight for each engine/transaxle
combination, any required option weight for
trailer towing and the weight of the driver from
the GCWR for the towing vehicle.
• Maximum Trailer Weight: maximum weight of a
trailer the loaded vehicle (including passengers
and cargo) is permitted to tow. It is determined
by subtracting the weight of the loaded trailer
towing vehicle from the GCWR for the towing
vehicle.
• Trailer Weight Range: Specified weight range
that the trailer must fall within that ranges from
zero to the maximum trailer weight rating
Remember to figure in the tongue load of your
loaded trailer when figuring the total weight.
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Do not exceed the GVWR or the GAWR
specified on the Safety Compliance
Certification Label.
Do not use replacement tires with lower weight
capacities than the originals because they may lower
the vehicle’s GVWR and GAWR limitations.
Replacement tires with a higher weight limit than
the originals do not increase the GVWR and GAWR
limitations.
TRAILER TOWING
Your vehicle is classified as a light duty towing
vehicle. The amount of weight you can safely tow
depends on the type of engine you have in your
vehicle. Your vehicle does not come from the factory
fully equipped to tow. No towing packages are
available through Ford or Mercury/Lincoln dealers.
Do not tow a trailer until your vehicle has been
driven at least 800 km (500 miles). If towing with a
station wagon, inflate the rear tires to 35 psi.
Towing a trailer places an additional load on your
vehicle’s engine, transaxle, brakes, tires and
suspension. Inspect these components carefully after
towing.
The amount of weight that you can tow depends on
the type of engine in your vehicle. See the following
charts:
Model
Sedan
3.0L 2-Valve Vulcan Engine
Passenger Luggage
Max Trailer
Load #/kg Load
kg Wt.
kg
(lbs.)
(lbs.)
(lbs.)
5/340 (750) 0
365 (800)
4/270 (600) 70 (150)
365 (800)
2/135 (300) 70 (150)
500 (1100)
2/135 (300) 0
565 (1250)
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Driving
Station
Wagon
3.0L 2-Valve Vulcan Engine
4/270 (600) 0
365 (800)
2/135 (300) 70 (150)
2/135 (300) 0
430 (950)
500 (1100)
The above chart is based on the specified vehicle at
a maximum GCW (Vehicle weight + Trailer weight)
equal to 2245 kg (4950 lbs.).
Model
Sedan
Station
Wagon
3.0L 4-Valve Duratec Engine
Passenger Luggage
Max Trailer
Load #/kg Load
kg Wt.
kg
(lbs.)
(lbs.)
(lbs.)
5/340 (750) 0
590 (1300)
2/135 (300) 70 (150)
725 (1600)
2/135 (300) 0
795 (1750)
5/340 (750) 70 (150)
455 (1000)
2/135 (300) 70 (150)
2/135 (300) 0
660 (1450)
725 (1600)
The above chart is based on the specified vehicle at
a maximum GCW (Vehicle weight + Trailer weight)
equal to 2270 kg (5450 lbs.).
Do not exceed the GVWR or the GAWR
specified on the Safety Compliance
Certification Label.
Towing trailers beyond the maximum
recommended gross trailer weight exceeds
the limit of the vehicle and could result in engine
damage, transaxle damage, structural damage, loss
of control, and personal injury.
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Driving
Preparing to tow
Use the proper equipment for towing a trailer, and
make sure it is properly attached to your vehicle.
See your dealer or a reliable trailer dealer if you
require assistance.
Hitches
Your vehicle has a load carrying hitch. This type of
hitch places the tongue load of a trailer on the rear
wheels of your vehicle. You must distribute the load
in your trailer so that 10–15% of the total weight of
the trailer is on the tongue.
Safety chains
Always connect the trailer’s safety chains to the
vehicle. To connect the trailer’s safety chains, cross
the chains under the trailer tongue and allow slack
for turning corners.
If your use a rental trailer, follow the instructions
that the rental agency gives to you.
Trailer brakes
Electric brakes and manual, automatic or surge-type
brakes are safe if installed properly and adjust them
to the manufacturer’s specifications. The trailer
brakes must meet local and Federal regulations.
Do not connect a trailer’s hydraulic brake
system directly to your vehicle’s brake
system. Your vehicle may not have enough braking
power and your chances of having a collision
greatly increase.
Trailer lamps
Trailer lamps are required on most towed vehicles.
Make sure your trailer lamps conform to local and
Federal regulations. See your dealer or trailer rental
agency for proper instructions and equipment for
hooking up trailer lamps.
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Driving
Driving while you tow
Do not drive faster than 72 km/h (45 mph) with any
weight on the trailer while towing on a hot day or in
hilly country.
Cruise control may shut off if you are towing on
long, steep grades.
When towing a trailer:
• Use 2 (Second) (if equipped) or 1 (First) when
towing up or down steep hills. This will eliminate
excessive downshifting and upshifting for
optimum fuel economy and transaxle cooling.
• Anticipate stops and brake gradually.
Servicing after towing
If you tow a trailer for long distances, your vehicle
will require more frequent service intervals. Refer to
the Service Guide for more information.
Trailer towing tips
• Practice turning, stopping and backing up in an
area before starting on a trip to get the feel of the
vehicle trailer combination. When turning, drive
slightly beyond the normal turning point so the
trailer wheels will clear curbs and other obstacles.
• Allow more room for stopping with a trailer
attached.
• The trailer tongue weight should be 10–15% of
the loaded trailer weight.
• After you have traveled 80 km (50 miles),
thoroughly check your hitch, electrical
connections and trailer wheel lug nuts.
• When stopped in traffic for long periods of time in
hot weather, place the gearshift in P (Park) and
increase idle speed. This aids engine cooling and
air conditioner efficiency.
• Vehicles with trailers should not be parked on a
grade. If you must park on a grade, place wheel
chocks under the trailer’s wheels.
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com_fuel_consumption.01
Driving
FUEL CONSUMPTION
Fuel economy can be improved by avoiding:
• lack of regular, scheduled maintenance
• excessive speed
• rapid acceleration
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Roadside emergencies
com_hazard_switch.01
HAZARD LIGHTS CONTROL
Use only in an
emergency to warn
traffic of vehicle
breakdown,
approaching danger,
etc. Depress to activate
all indicators
simultaneously.
Depress again to switch
off. The warning lights
can be operated when
the ignition is off.
FUEL PUMP SHUT-OFF SWITCH
If the engine cranks but does not start after a
collision, the fuel pump shut-off switch may have
been activated. The shut-off switch is a device
intended to stop the electric fuel pump when your
vehicle has been involved in a substantial jolt.
1. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position.
2. Check the fuel system for leaks.
3. If no fuel leak is apparent, reset the fuel pump
shut-off switch by pushing in the button on the
switch.
4. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position. Pause
for a few seconds and return the key to the OFF
position.
5. Make a further check for leaks in the fuel system.
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Roadside emergencies
If you have a sedan,
the fuel pump shut-off
switch is located on
the right side of the
trunk behind the trunk
liner.
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If you have a wagon,
the switch is located
behind the service
panel on the right side
of the cargo area.
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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. Check the appropriate fuses before replacing
any electrical components.
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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.
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Roadside emergencies
Standard fuse amperage rating and color
Fuse rating
10 amp
15 amp
20 amp
30 amp
30 amp fuse link
40 amp
Color
Red
Blue
Yellow
Light Green
Pink
Amber
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Passenger compartment fuse panel
The fuse panel is
located below and to
the left of the steering
wheel by the brake
pedal. Pull the panel
cover outward to
access the fuses.
To remove a fuse, use the fuse puller tool provided
on the fuse panel cover.
The fuses are coded as follows:
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Fuse/Relay
Location
1
2
Fuse Amp
Rating
5A
3
10A
4
10A
5
5A
6
15A
7
10A
8
5A
9
10A
10
20A
11
5A
Description
Not used
Instrument
Illumination
Left low beam
headlamp
Right low beam
headlamp
Brake shift
interlock , rear
defroster
MLPS switch,
backup lamps,
speed control,
climate control
MLPS switch,
starter relay
Power antenna,
radio control
unit, GEM
ABS, central
temperature
monitor
EEEC relay,
ignition coil,
PATS, radio
Air bag
indicator,
instrument
cluster
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Fuse/Relay
Location
12
Fuse Amp
Rating
5A
13
5A
14
5A
15
16
17
10A
30A
18
5A
19
15A
20
5A
21
22
20A
5A
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Description
Instrument
cluster,
autolamps,
transaxle
control switch,
integrated
control panel,
GEM
Air bag, blower
motor,
electronic
automatic
temperature
control module
Lamp outage
indication
Turn signals
Not used
Wiper system
(front)
Headlamp
switch
Wiper system
(rear)
Integrated
control panel,
remote entry,
cellular phone,
cigar lighter
Cigar lighter
Power mirrors,
power antenna,
autolamps,
decklid lamps
Roadside emergencies
Fuse/Relay
Location
23
Fuse Amp
Rating
5A
24
5A
25
26
27
28
10A
15A
10A
15A
29
15A
30
15A
31
32
5A
10A
33
5A
34
-
35
-
Description
GEM remote
entry, anti-theft
Integrated
control panel,
RCC,
speedometer
OBD II
Decklid release
Battery saver
Brake lamps,
speed control
Hazard flashers,
multi-function
switch
High beams,
daytime
running lamps,
instrument
cluster
Tail lamps
Integrated
control panel,
climate
controls, heated
mirrors
Power windows,
lock
illumination
Battery saver
relay
Driver door
unlock relay
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Fuse/Relay
Location
36
Fuse Amp
Rating
-
37
-
38
-
39
-
Description
Rear defroster
relay
Interior lamps
relay
One touch
window down
relay
Accessory delay
relay
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Power distribution box
The power distribution
box is located in the
engine compartment
near the battery. The
power distribution box
contains high-current
fuses that protect your
vehicle’s main electrical
systems from
overloads.
The high-current fuses are coded as follows:
Fuse/Relay
Location
1
Fuse Amp
Rating
40A*
2
30A*
3
4
5
6
40A*
30A*
40A*
30A*
102
Description
Junction block
fuse panel
Electronic
engine control
Ignition switch
Power locks
Ignition switch
Power seats
Roadside emergencies
Fuse/Relay
Location
7
8
Fuse Amp
Rating
40A*
30A*
9
40A*
10
11
12
13
20A*
40A*
40A*
14
15
15A**
16
10A**
17
20A**
18
30A**
19
20
21
22
23
24
15A**
15A**
30A**
-
25
26
27
30A**
-
Description
Rear defroster
Thermactor air
pump
Engine cooling
fans
Fuel pump
Blower motor
Not used
Anti-lock brake
module
Not used
Daytime
running lamps
Air bag
diagnostic
monitor
Radio, amplifier,
CD changer
Anti-lock brake
module
Horn
Park lamps
Not used
Headlamps
Blower motor
Intermittent
wiper control
Wiper relay
Alternator
Not used
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Fuse/Relay
Location
28
Fuse Amp
Rating
15A**
29
-
30
31
-
32
33
-
Description
Electronic
engine control
Washer pump
relay
Horn relay
Autolamp
(headlamps)
Starter relay
Autolamp
(parking lamps)
*Maxi fuses. **Mini fuses
Always disconnect the battery before
servicing high current fuses.
Always replace the cover to the Power
Distribution Box before reconnecting the
battery or refilling fluid reservoirs.
Relays
Relays are located in
the power distribution
box and should be
replaced by qualified
technicians.
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Roadside emergencies
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CHANGING THE TIRES
Temporary spare tire information
The temporary spare
tire for your vehicle is
labeled as such. It is
smaller than a regular
tire and is designed for
emergency use only.
If you use the temporary spare tire
continuously or do not follow these
precautions, the tire could fail, causing you to lose
control of the vehicle, possibly injuring yourself or
others.
When driving with the temporary spare tire DO
NOT:
• exceed 80 km/h (50 mph) under any
circumstances
• load the vehicle beyond maximum vehicle load
rating listed on the Safety Compliance Label
• tow a trailer
• use tire chains
• drive through an automatic car wash, because of
the vehicle’s ground clearance
• try to repair the temporary spare tire or remove it
from its wheel
• use the wheel for any other type of vehicle
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Roadside emergencies
Tire change procedure
1. Park on a level
surface, activate hazard
flashers and set
parking brake.
BRAKE
RELEASE
2. Place gearshift lever in P (Park), block the
diagonally opposite wheel, then remove the spare
tire, jack and lug wrench.
In the sedan, these are
located in the trunk
under the floor carpet.
In the wagon, they are
stored in the left side
rear trim panel.
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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. Put the jack in the
jack notch next to the
door of the tire you are
changing. Turn the jack
handle clockwise until
the wheel is completely
off the ground.
5. Remove the lug nuts with the lug wrench.
6. Replace the flat tire with the spare tire, making
sure the valve stem is facing outward. Reinstall lug
nuts until the wheel is snug against the hub. Do not
fully tighten the lug nuts until the wheel has been
lowered.
7. Lower the wheel by turning the jack handle
counterclockwise.
8. Remove the jack and
1
fully tighten the lug
nuts in the order
4
3
shown.
5
2
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9. Put flat tire, jack
and lug wrench away.
Make sure jack is
fastened so it does not
rattle when you drive.
Unblock the wheels.
Removing and replacing wheel covers
Full wheel cover
Your vehicle may have wheel covers with a wire
retention system. To remove the wheel cover, pry it
loose by inserting the tapered end of the jack handle
between the wheel cover and wheel.
To replace the wheel cover:
1. One of the windows on the wheel cover is
identified with a valve stem logo on the back side of
the wheel cover. Install the wheel over the wheel
with the window at the valve stem.
2. Hold the wheel cover in this position and press
the cover onto the wheel with the palm of your
hand. Do not force or hammer the cover.
Center wheel cover
1. Pry the center
ornament off the wheel
cover with the lug
wrench. Pry only at the
notch. Do not use a
screwdriver or any
other tool as this may
damage the wheel
cover surface finish.
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2. Remove the center
bolt on the wheel cover
with the lug wrench
tip.
3. To remove the wheel
cover, pry it loose by
inserting the tapered
end of the lug wrench
between the wheel
cover and wheel.
To replace the wheel cover:
1. One of the windows on the wheel cover is
identified with a valve stem logo on the back side of
the wheel cover. Install the wheel over the wheel
with the window at the valve stem.
2. Hold the wheel cover in this position and press
the cover onto the wheel with the palm of your
hand. Do not force or hammer the cover.
3. Attach the bolt to the pedestal through the center
hole on the cover with the lug wrench.
4. Align the legs of the center ornament with the
slots of the wheel cover. Reinstall the ornament by
pressing with the palm of your hand. Do not
hammer or force the cover.
Anti-theft lug nuts (if equipped)
If your vehicle is
equipped with this
feature, one of the lug
nuts on each wheel
must be removed and replaced with a special key.
The key and registration card are attached to the lug
wrench and stored with the spare tire. If you lose
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the key, send the registration card to the
manufacturer (not the dealer) to get a replacement
key. If the lug wrench/lug nut key assembly is lost,
see your nearest Ford or Lincoln/Mercury dealer
who has access to the master set of keys. Do not
use an impact wrench with the anti-theft key.
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JUMP STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
The gases around the battery can explode if
exposed to flames, sparks, or lit cigarettes.
An explosion could result in injury or vehicle
damage.
Do not push-start your vehicle. You could
damage the catalytic converter. For further
information, see Jumper Cables in the Index.
Batteries contain sulfuric acid which burns
skin, eyes, and clothing.
CONNECTING THE JUMPER CABLES
1. Position the vehicles so that they do not touch
one another.
2. Switch off the engine. Switch off any unnecessary
electrical equipment.
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3. Connect the positive
(+) terminal of the
4
discharged battery (1)
1
to the positive (+)
terminal of the booster
battery (2).
4. Connect one end of
3
the second lead to the
negative (-) terminal of
2
the booster battery (3)
and the other end to a
metal part of the
engine to be started (4), not to the negative (-)
terminal of the discharged battery.
5. Make sure that the jump leads are clear of moving
parts of the engine.
+
–
–
+
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.
JUMP STARTING
1. Start the booster vehicle and run the engine at
moderately increased speed.
2. Start the engine of the vehicle with the
discharged battery.
3. Once the engine has been started, run both
vehicles for a further three minutes before
disconnecting the leads.
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REMOVING THE JUMPER CABLES
1. Remove the jumper
cables in reverse order.
1
Take the cable off the
4
metallic surface (1)
first, followed by the
cable on the negative
(-) booster battery
2
terminal (2).
2. Remove the cable
3
from the positive (+)
terminal of the booster
battery (3) and then
the discharged battery (4).
3. After the disabled vehicle has been started, allow
it to idle for a while so the engine 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,
your roadside
assistance center. Your
vehicle should be
towed from the front
unless conditions do
not allow it. It is
recommended that
your vehicle be towed
with a wheel lift or flatbed equipment.
When calling for a tow truck, tell the operator what
kind of vehicle you have. A towing manual is
available from Ford Motor Company for all
authorized tow truck operators. Have your tow truck
driver refer to this manual for proper hook-up and
towing procedures for your vehicle.
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TOWING YOUR VEHICLE BEHIND ANOTHER
VEHICLE
At times, you may want to tow your vehicle behind
another vehicle, such as a recreational vehicle, car
or a truck.
Before you have your vehicle towed:
• Release the parking brake.
• Move the gearshift to N (Neutral).
• Turn the key in the ignition to OFF.
• Unlock the steering wheel.
Do not tow your vehicle at a speed faster than 56
km/h (35 mph) or for a distance greater than 80 km
(50 miles), unless the drive wheels are placed on
dollies.
Never use a tow bar that attaches to the
bumper when you tow your vehicle. This
could damage the bumper and cause an accident.
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SERVICE RECOMMENDATIONS
To help you service your vehicle:
• We highlight do-it-yourself items in the engine
compartment for easy location.
• As possible, we design parts that can be replaced
without tools.
• We provide you with a “Service Guide” which
makes tracking routine service for your vehicle
easy.
If your vehicle requires professional service, your
dealership can provide necessary parts and service.
Check your “Warranty Information Booklet” to find
out which parts and services are covered.
Use only recommended fuels, lubricants, fluids and
service parts conforming to specifications. Motorcraft
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. Here are some general precautions for
your safety:
• Do not work on a hot engine.
The cooling fan is automatic and may come
on at any time. Always disconnect the
negative terminal of the battery before working
near the fan.
• If you must work with the engine running, avoid
wearing loose clothing or jewelry that could get
caught in moving parts. Take precautions with
long hair.
• Do not work on a vehicle with the engine running
in an enclosed space, unless you are sure you
have enough ventilation.
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• Keep all lit cigarettes, open flames and other lit
material away from the battery and all fuel related
parts.
If you disconnect the battery, the engine must
“relearn” its idle conditions before your vehicle will
drive properly, as explained in Battery in this
chapter.
Working with the engine off
1. Set the parking
brake fully and make
sure the gearshift is
securely latched is P
(Park).
2. Turn off the engine
and remove the key.
3. Block the wheels
fully to prevent the
vehicle from moving
unexpectedly.
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Working with the engine on
1. Set the parking
brake fully and make
sure the gearshift is
securely latched is P
(Park).
2. Block the wheels
fully to prevent the
vehicle from moving
unexpectedly.
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Opening the hood
1. Inside the vehicle,
pull the hood release
handle located under
the bottom left corner
of the instrument
panel.
2. Go to the front of the vehicle and release the
auxiliary latch that is located under the front center
of the hood. Lift the hood until the lift cylinders
hold it open.
IDENTIFYING COMPONENTS IN THE ENGINE
COMPARTMENT
3.0L Vulcan engine
1
2
9
8
3
7
5
6
1. Automatic transaxle fluid dipstick
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2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Brake fluid reservoir
Air filter assembly
Battery
Engine oil filler cap
Engine oil dipstick
Power steering fluid reservoir
Engine coolant reservoir
Windshield washer fluid reservoir
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3.0L Duratec engine
8
1
9
2
3
4
7
6
5
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Automatic transaxle fluid dipstick
Brake fluid reservoir
Air filter assembly
Battery
Engine oil filler cap
Engine oil dipstick
Engine coolant reservoir
Windshield washer fluid reservoir
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9. Power steering fluid reservoir
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CHECKING AND ADDING ENGINE OIL
Checking the engine oil
Check the engine oil each time you fuel your
vehicle.
To check the oil:
1. Make sure the vehicle is on level ground. If the
engine is warm, turn the engine off and wait a few
minutes for the oil to drain into the oil pan.
2. Set the parking brake and ensure the gearshift is
securely latched in P (Park).
3. Open the hood. Protect yourself from engine heat.
4. Locate and carefully
remove the engine oil
dipstick.
ADD 1 QT
FULL
5. Wipe the dipstick clean. Insert the dipstick fully,
then remove it again. The oil level should be in the
range shown on the dipstick.
6. If the oil level is below the MIN line or the ADD 1
QUART line, add oil as necessary. If the oil level is
beyond the MAX or FULL line, engine damage or
high engine oil consumption may occur and some oil
must be removed from the engine by a service
technician.
7. Put the dipstick back in and ensure it is fully
seated.
Adding engine oil
1. Check the engine oil. For instructions, refer to
Checking the engine oil in this chapter.
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2. If the fluid level is not within the normal range,
add only certified engine oil of the preferred
viscosity. Add engine oil through the oil filler cap.
Remove the filler cap and use a funnel to pour oil in
the opening.
3. Recheck the oil level. Make sure the oil level is
not above the MAX or FULL mark on the dipstick.
ENGINE OIL RECOMMENDATIONS
Use SAE 5W-30 motor
oil meeting Ford
specification
WSS-M2C153–F or
equivalent. Only use oil
certified for gasoline
engines by the
American Petroleum
Institute.
Do not use supplemental engine oil additives, oil
treatments or engine treatments. They are
unnecessary and could, under certain conditions,
lead to engine damage which is not covered by your
warranty.
CHANGING THE ENGINE OIL AND FILTER
Change your engine oil and filter according to the
following mileage and time requirements, whichever
occurs first:
• Normal Schedule – 8,000 km (5,000 miles) or six
months.
• Severe Duty Schedule - 5,000 km (3,000 miles) or
three months. Severe duty operation would
include extensive idling, trailer towing, driving in
severe dust and police, taxi or delivery service.
Ford production and aftermarket (Motorcraft) 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,
startup engine noises or knock may be experienced.
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It is recommended you use the appropriate
Motorcraft oil filter (or another brand meeting Ford
specifications) for your engine application.
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BRAKE FLUID
CHECKING AND ADDING BRAKE FLUID
Brake fluid should be checked and refilled as needed
at least once each year:
• Clean the reservoir
cap before removal
to prevent dirt or
water from entering
the reservoir.
• Visually inspect the
fluid level.
• If necessary, add
brake fluid until the level reaches MAX. Do not fill
above this line.
• Use only a DOT 3 brake fluid certified to meet
Ford specifications. Refer to Lubricant
specifications in the Capacities and
specifications chapter.
Brake fluid is toxic.
If you use a brake fluid that is not DOT 3,
you will cause permanent damage to your
brakes.
Do not let the reservoir for the master
cylinder run dry. This may cause the brakes
to fail.
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CHECKING AND ADDING WASHER FLUID
Check the washer fluid
whenever you stop for
fuel. The reservoir is
highlighted with a
washer symbol.
If the level is low, add enough fluid to fill the
reservoir. In very cold weather, do not fill the
reservoir all the way.
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Checking and adding washer fluid for the
liftgate (wagon only)
The opening for the reservoir is located on the
passenger side under the tail lamp. Refill this
reservoir with the same fluid you use for your
windshield.
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CHECKING AND ADDING ENGINE COOLANT
Check the level of the
coolant in the reservoir
at least once a month.
Be sure to read and
understand
Precautions when
servicing your vehicle
in this chapter.
If the engine coolant has not been checked for a
long period of time, the engine coolant reservoir may
eventually empty. If this occurs, add engine coolant
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to the coolant reservoir. For more information on
engine coolant maintenance, refer to Adding engine
coolant in this chapter.
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
Do not put engine coolant in the container
for the windshield washer fluid.
If sprayed on the windshield, engine coolant could
make it difficult to see through the windshield.
When the engine is cool, add a 50/50 mixture of
engine coolant and water to the reservoir to the
engine coolant recovery reservoir-DO NOT ADD
DIRECTLY TO THE RADIATOR. Add straight water
only in an emergency, but you should replace it with
a 50/50 mixture of coolant and distilled water as
soon as possible.
Check the coolant level in the coolant recovery
reservoir the next few times you drive the vehicle. If
necessary, add enough of a 50/50 mixture of coolant
and water to bring the liquid level to the fill line on
the reservoir.
Never remove the coolant recovery cap
while the engine is running or hot.
If you must remove the coolant recovery cap, follow
these steps to avoid personal injury:
1. Before you remove the cap, turn the engine off
and let it cool.
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2. When the engine is cool, wrap a thick cloth
around the cap. Slowly turn cap counterclockwise to
the first stop.
3. Step back while the pressure releases.
4. When you are sure that all the pressure has been
released, use the cloth to press the cap down, turn
it counterclockwise and remove it.
Use Ford Premium Cooling System Fluid
E2FZ-19549–AA (in Canada, Motorcraft CXC-8–B)
or an equivalent premium engine coolant that meets
Ford specification ESE-M97B44–A. Ford Premium
Engine Coolant is an optimized formula that will
protect all metals and rubber elastomers used in
Ford cooling systems for four years or 80,000 km
(50,000 miles).
Do not use alcohol or methanol antifreeze or any
engine coolants mixed with alcohol or methanol
antifreeze. Do not use supplemental coolant
additives in your vehicle. These additives may harm
your engine cooling system. The use of an improper
coolant may void your warranty of your vehicle’s
engine cooling system.
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Recycled engine coolant
Ford Motor Company recommends that Ford and
Lincoln-Mercury dealers use recycled engine coolant
produced by Ford-approved processes. Not all
coolant recycling processes produce coolant which
meets Ford specification ESE-M97B44–A, and use of
such coolant may harm engine and cooling system
components.
Always dispose of used automotive fluids in a
responsible manner. Follow your community’s
regulations and standards for recycling and disposing
of automotive fluids.
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Coolant refill capacity
To find out how much fluid your vehicle’s cooling
system can hold, refer to Refill capacities in the
Capacities and specifications chapter.
Have your dealer check the engine cooling system
for leaks if you have to add more than a liter (quart)
of engine coolant per month.
Severe winter climate
If you drive in extremely cold climates [less than
–36°C (–34°F)], it may be necessary to increase the
coolant concentration above 50%. Refer to the chart
on the coolant container to ensure the coolant
concentration in your vehicle is such that the
coolant will not freeze at the temperature level in
which you drive during winter months. Never
increase the engine coolant concentration above
60%. Leave a 50/50 mixture of engine coolant and
water in your vehicle year-round in non-extreme
climates.
CHECKING AND ADDING POWER STEERING
FLUID
Check the power
steering fluid at least
twice a year. If adding
fluid is necessary, use
only Mercont ATF
power steering fluid.
1. Start the engine and let it run until it reaches
normal operating temperature (the engine coolant
gauge will be near the center of the NORMAL band).
2. While the engine idles, turn the steering wheel
left and right several times.
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3. Turn the engine off.
3.0L Vulcan engine
4. Check the fluid level
on the dipstick. It
should be between the
arrows in the FULL
HOT range. Do not add
fluid if the level is
within this range.
FULL
HOT
5. If the fluid is low, add fluid in small amounts,
continuously checking the level until it reaches the
FULL HOT range. Be sure to put the dipstick back
in the reservoir.
3.0L Duratec engine
4. Check the fluid level
on the dipstick. It
should be between the
MIN and MAX lines. Do
not add fluid if the
level is within this
range.
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MAX
MIN
5. If the fluid is low, add fluid in small amounts,
continuously checking the level until it reaches the
range between the MIN and MAX lines. Be sure to
put the dipstick back in the reservoir.
AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE FLUID
Under normal circumstances, the transaxle fluid
does not need to be checked. Refer to the Service
Guide for fluid replacement intervals. If the
transaxle is not working properly — for instance, the
transaxle may slip or shift slowly or even some fluid
leakage (red fluid under the vehicle) — the fluid
should be checked.
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Checking the automatic transaxle fluid
Your vehicle should be at normal operating
temperature to get an accurate reading on the
transaxle fluid dipstick. Normal operating
temperature is reached after driving approximately
32 km (20 miles). If the vehicle has been operating
for extended periods of time at high speeds, driven
in city traffic during hot weather or has been pulling
a trailer, the vehicle should be turned off for at least
30 minutes to allow the fluid to cool before
checking.
With the vehicle on a
level surface and the
brake pedal firmly
applied, move the
gearshift through all
the gears. Allow
sufficient time for each
position to engage.
Securely latch the
gearshift in P (Park),
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leave the engine
running and set the
parking brake.
DON’T ADD IF IN CROSSHATCH AREA--CHECH WHEN HOT-IDLING
Wipe off the dipstick
cap and pull the
dipstick out. Wipe the
dipstick clean, put the
dipstick back in the filler tube completely, then pull
it back out and read the fluid level. The fluid should
be in the crosshatched area (not necessarily at the
top of the crosshatched area).
Your vehicle should not be driven until some fluid
has been added if the fluid level is below the bottom
hole on the dipstick and the outside temperature is
below 10°C (50°F). Add only enough fluid to bring
the level above the bottom hole.
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Adding transaxle fluid
Before adding any fluid, be sure the correct type is
being used (this is indicated on the transaxle
dipstick).
Add fluid in 250 ML (1/2 pint) increments through
the filler tube to bring the level within the
crosshatched area. If the level is above the top hole
on the dipstick, a qualified technician should remove
the excess fluid.
Always dispose of automotive fluids in a responsible
manner. Follow your community’s standards for
disposing of these types of fluids. Call your local
recycling center to find out about recycling
automotive fluids.
BATTERY
If the original
equipment
maintenance-free
battery needs
replacing, it may be
replaced with a
low-maintenance
battery. For more
information on
replacement batteries, refer to Motorcraft part
numbers in the Capacities and specifications
chapter.
The gases around the battery can explode if
exposed to flames, sparks, or lit cigarettes.
An explosion could result in injury or vehicle
damage.
Batteries contain sulfuric acid which burns
skin, eyes, and clothing.
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Applying too much pressure on the ends
when lifting a battery could cause acid to
spill. Lift the battery with a carrier or with your
hands on the opposite corners.
Servicing your battery
The low-maintenance battery has removable vent
caps for checking electrolyte level and adding water.
Check electrolyte level every 24 months or 40,000
km (24,000 miles) in an average temperature of
32°C (90°F). Keep the electrolyte level in each cell
up to the level indicator. Do not overfill.
If the level gets low, refill the battery with distilled
water. If necessary, distilled water may be
substituted with tap water that is not hard or has a
high mineral or alkali content. If the battery needs
water quite often, have the charging system checked
for a possible malfunction.
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 conditions before
you vehicle will drive properly. To begin this process:
1. Put the gearshift in P (Park), turn off all
accessories and start the vehicle.
2. Let the engine idle for at least one minute.
3. The relearning process will automatically
complete as you drive the vehicle.
• If you do not allow the engine to relearn its idle,
the idle quality of your vehicle may be adversely
affected until the idle is eventually relearned.
• 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.
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• Always dispose of automotive batteries in a
responsible manner. Follow your communities
standards for disposal. Call your local recycling
center to find out more about recycling
automotive batteries.
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CHANGING YOUR AIR FILTER
To replace your air
filter, unclip the two
latches, separate the
housing and remove
the old filter. Wipe the
interior clean before
inserting new air filter.
Lock the two latches.
Do not use oil-impregnated air filters. Filters other
than the ones specified in this owner guide can
cause serious damage. Your warranties may not
apply if your vehicle is damaged because you use
the wrong air filter. Refer to Motorcraft part
numbers in the Capacities and specifications
chapter.
CHECKING AND CHANGING WIPER BLADES
Check the wiper blades at least twice a year or when
they seem less effective than usual. Substances such
as tree sap and some hot wax treatments used by
commercial car washes reduce the effectiveness of
wiper blades.
Checking the wiper blades
If the wiper blades do not clean properly, clean the
windshield and wipers. Use an undiluted windshield
washer solution or a mild detergent, then rinse
thoroughly with clear water. Do not use fuel,
kerosene, paint thinner or other solvents to clean
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the wiper blades as these will damage the blades.
Changing the wiper blades
When replacing wiper blades assemblies, always use
a Motorcraft part or equivalent. To replace the
blades, follow the instructions on that come with the
new wipers. To make reaching the wipers easy, turn
the ignition to the ACC position, then turn the
wipers on. When the wipers reach the vertical
position, turn the ignition OFF.
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INFORMATION ABOUT TIRE QUALITY GRADES
New vehicles are fitted
with tires that have
their Tire Quality
Grade (described
below) molded into the
tire’s sidewall. These
Tire Quality Grades are
determined by
standards that the
United States Department of Transportation has set.
Tire Quality Grades apply to new pneumatic tires for
use on passenger cars. They do not apply to deep
tread, winter-type snow tires, space-saver or
temporary use spare 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 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 grade 150 would wear
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one and one-half (1 1/2) times as well on the
government course as a tire grade 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 A B C
The traction grades, from highest to lowest are A, B,
and C, and they represent the tire’s ability to stop
on wet pavement as measured under test surfaces of
asphalt and concrete. A tire marked C may have
poor traction performance. Warning: The traction
grade assigned to this tire is based on braking
(straightahead) traction tests and does not include
cornering (turning) traction.
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. 109. Grades B
and A represent higher levels of performance on the
laboratory test wheel than the minimum required by
law.
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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.
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SERVICING YOUR TIRES
Checking the tire pressure
• Use an accurate tire pressure gauge.
• Check the tire pressure when tires are cold, after
the vehicle has been parked for at least one hour
or has been driven less than 5 km (3 miles).
• Adjust tire pressure to recommended
specifications found on the Safety Compliance
Certification Label.
Improperly inflated tires can affect vehicle
handling and can fail suddenly, possibly
resulting in loss of vehicle control.
Tire rotation
Because your vehicle’s tires perform different jobs,
they often wear differently. To make sure your tires
wear evenly and last longer, rotate them as indicated
in the Service Guide. If you notice that the tires
wear unevenly, have them checked.
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Replacing the tires
Replace the tires when
the wear band is
visible through the tire
treads.
Failure to follow these precautions may
adversely affect the handling of the vehicle
and make it easier to lose control and roll over.
Tires that are larger or smaller than your vehicle’s
original tires may also affect the accuracy of your
speedometer.
SNOW TIRES AND CHAINS
The tires on your vehicle have all weather treads to
provide traction in rain and snow. However, in some
climates, you may need to use snow tires and
chains. Follow these guidelines when using snow
tires and chains:
• Use only SAE Class S chains.
• Install chains securely, verifying that the chains do
not touch any wiring, brake lines or fuel lines.
• Drive cautiously. If you hear the chains rub or
bang against your vehicle, stop and re-tighten the
chains. If this does not work, remove the chains
to prevent damage to your vehicle.
• If possible, avoid fully loading your vehicle.
• Do not use tire chains on aluminum wheels.
• Do not use tire chains if your vehicle is equipped
with P225/55VR16 tires.
• Remove the tire chains when they are no longer
needed. Do not use tire chains on dry roads.
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• The suspension insulation and bumpers will help
prevent vehicle damage. Do not remove these
components from your vehicle when using snow
tires and chains.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT
AUTOMOTIVE FUELS
Important safety precautions
Do not overfill the fuel tank. The pressure in
an overfilled tank may cause leakage and
lead to fuel spray and fire.
If you do not use the proper fuel cap, the
pressure in the fuel tank can damage the
fuel system or cause it to work improperly in a
collision.
The fuel system may be under pressure. If
the fuel cap is venting vapor or if you hear a
hissing sound, wait until it stops before completely
removing the cap.
Automotive fuels can cause serious injury or
death if misused or mishandled.
Observe the following guidelines when handling
automotive fuel:
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• Extinguish all
smoking materials
and any open flames
before fueling your
vehicle.
• Always turn off the
vehicle before
fueling.
• Automotive fuels can be harmful or fatal if
swallowed. If fuel is swallowed, call a physician
immediately, even if no symptoms are immediately
apparent. The toxic affects of fuel may not be
visible for hours.
• Fuels can also be harmful if absorbed through the
skin. If fuel is splashed on the skin, promptly
remove contaminated clothing and wash skin
thoroughly with soap and water.
• If fuel is splashed in the eyes, remove contact
lenses, flush with water for 15 minutes and seek
medical attention.
• 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.
Consult a physician immediately.
Choosing the right fuel
Use only UNLEADED FUEL. The use of leaded fuel
is prohibited by law and could damage your vehicle.
The damage may not be covered by your warranty.
Your vehicle was not designed to use fuel containing
manganese-based additives such as MMT.
Additionally, vehicles certified to California emission
standards (indicated on the underhood Vehicle
Emissions Control Information label) are designed to
operate on California reformulated gasolines. If
California reformulated gasoline is not available
when you refuel, your vehicle can be operated on
non-California fuels. However, even though your
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engine will perform adequately on other gasolines,
the performance of the emission control devices and
systems may be adversely affected. Repair of
damage caused by using a fuel that your vehicle was
not designed for may not be covered by your
warranty.
Octane recommendations
Your vehicle is
designed to use regular
gasoline with an
(R+M)/2 octane rating
of 87. We do not
recommend gasolines
labeled as “regular” in
high altitude areas that
are sold with octane
ratings of 86 or even less.
Do not be concerned if your vehicle sometimes
knocks lightly. However, if it knocks heavily under
most driving conditions on the recommended octane
fuel, see your dealer or a qualified service technician
to prevent any engine damage.
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If you are experiencing starting, rough idle or
hesitation problems try a different brand of fuel. If
the condition persists, see your dealer or a qualified
service technician.
The American Automobile Manufacturers Association
(AAMA) issued a gasoline specification to provide
information on high quality fuels that optimize the
performance of your vehicle. We recommend the use
of gasolines that meet the AAMA specification if
they are available.
It should not be necessary to add any aftermarket
products to your fuel tank if you continue to use a
high-quality fuel.
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Cleaner air
Ford approves the use of gasolines to improve air
quality, including reformulated gasolines, that
contain oxygenates such as a maximum of 10%
ethanol or 15% MTBE. There should be no more
than 5% methanol with cosolvents and additives to
protect the fuel system.
Calculating fuel economy
To accurately calculate your vehicle’s fuel economy:
1. Fill the tank completely and record the initial
odometer reading.
2. Each time you fill the tank, record the amount of
fuel added (in liters or gallons).
3. After at least three to five fuel tank fill-ups, fill
the fuel tank and record the current mileage
reading.
4. Use one of the following equations to calculate
fuel economy.
Liters used x 100 4 Total kilometers traveled
Total miles traveled 4 Total gallons used
Keep a record for at least one month. This will
provide an accurate estimate of the vehicle’s fuel
economy.
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
Your vehicle is equipped with catalytic converters
which enable your vehicle to comply with applicable
exhaust emission requirements.
Exhaust leaks may result in the entry of
harmful and potentially lethal fumes into the
passenger compartment. Under extreme conditions
excessive exhaust temperatures could damage the
fuel system, the interior floor covering, or other
vehicle components, possibly causing a fire.
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To make sure that the catalytic converter and the
other emission control parts continue to work
properly:
• Use only unleaded fuel.
• Avoid running out of fuel.
• Do not turn off the ignition while your vehicle is
moving, especially at high speeds.
• Have the services listed in your Service Guide
performed according to the specified schedule.
The Scheduled Maintenance Services listed in the
Service Guide are required because they are
considered essential to the life and performance of
your vehicle and to its emissions system.
Ford strongly recommends the use of genuine Ford
replacement parts. If other than Ford or Motorcraft
parts or Ford authorized parts are used for
maintenance replacements or for the service of
components affecting emission control, such
non-Ford parts should 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 Information Booklet for complete warranty
information.
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.
Watch for fluid leaks, strange odors, smoke, loss of
oil pressure, the charging system warning light, the
service engine soon light or the temperature warning
light. These sometimes indicate that the emissions
system is not working properly.
Do not make any unauthorized changes to your
vehicle or engine. Changes that cause more
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unburned fuel to reach the exhaust system can
increase the temperature of the engine or exhaust
system.
By law, anyone who manufactures, repairs, services,
sells, leases, trades vehicles, or supervises a fleet of
vehicles is not permitted to intentionally remove an
emission control device or prevent it from working.
In some of the United States and Canada, vehicle
owners may be liable if their emission control device
is removed or prevented from working.
Never use a metal exhaust collector when you
service your vehicle. If the metal collector contacts
any of your vehicle’s plastic trim or bumper parts
they could melt or deform.
Do not drive your vehicle if it does not operate
properly. See your dealer if the engine runs on for
more than five seconds after you shut it off or if it
misfires, surged, stalls or backfires.
Information about your vehicle’s emission system is
on the Vehicle Emission Control Information decal
located on or near the engine. This decal identifies
engine displacement and gives some tune up
specifications.
Readiness for inspection/maintenance testing
In some localities, it may become a legal
requirement to pass an Inspection/Maintenance (I/M)
test of the On-board Diagnostic (OBD) II system. If
the vehicle’s powertrain system or its battery has
just been serviced, the OBD II system is reset to a
not ready for I/M testing condition. To prepare for
I/M testing, the law specifies that additional mixed
city and highway driving is required to complete the
check of the OBD II system.
The driving modes required to reach the ready
condition consist of a minimum of 30 minutes of city
and highway driving as described below:
• At least twenty minutes driving in stop and go,
city type traffic with at least four idle periods.
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• At least ten minutes of driving on an expressway
or highway.
Before completing the above driving modes, the
engine must be warmed up and at operating
temperature. Once started, the vehicle must not be
turned off during these driving modes.
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EXTERIOR LAMPS
It is a good idea to check the operation of the
following lights frequently:
• Headlamps
• High-mount brake lamp
• Tail lamps
• Brake lamps
• Backup lamps
• Hazard flashers
• Turn signals
• License plate lamp
• Interior overhead lamps
Do not remove lamp bulbs unless they will be
replaced immediately. If a bulb is removed for an
extended period of time, contaminants may enter
the lamp housings and affect performance.
High-mount brake lamp - Sedan
To remove the brake lamp:
1. Remove package
tray trim, then push
attachment toward the
rear.
2. Slide brake lamp up
and away from the rear
window to remove it
from the tabs that hold
it down.
3. Disconnect bulbs.
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To install brake lamp:
1. Install bulbs, then position the brake lamp over
tab slots and line up the tab with the tab slots.
2. Push down and toward the rear window to engage
the tabs.
3. Push attachment toward the rear window and line
up slot in attachment with the edge of the sheet
metal screw.
4. Release the attachment slot onto the sheet metal
hole. Install the package tray trim.
High-mount brake lamp - Wagon
To remove the brake lamp:
1. Remove interior trim
panel, then remove the
three attachment nuts
that hold brake lamp in
place.
2. Lift whole assembly
off vehicle from the
outside.
3. Disconnect bulbs.
To install brake lamp:
1. Install bulbs, the position brake lamp into tailgate
holes.
2. From the inside of the vehicle, stall and tighten
the four nuts that hold the brake lamp in place.
3. Install the interior trim panel.
Using the right bulbs
Function
Front side marker lamp
Front park/turn lamp
Headlamp
Tail lamp/brake lamp
Trade Number
194
3457NA
9007
3157
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Function
Rear turn lamp
Backup lamp
License plate lamp
High-mount brake lamp
Rear side marker lamp
Cargo lamp (wagon)
Dome lamp
Dome/map lamp
Dome lamp/moon roof
Visor
vanity
lamp
(passenger/driver)
Door courtesy lamp
Floor console
Luggage compartment lamp
Glove compartment
Instrument courtesy lamps
I/P ashtray lamp
Trade Number
3156
3156
168
912
168
211-2
211-2
578
208
74-194
168
194
906
194
168
194
Go
to
Ford
Radio illumination
authorized radio
service center
Go
to
Ford
Clock
authorized
dealer
Go
to
Ford
Warning indicator lights (except
authorized
THEFT)
dealer
Go
to
Ford
THEFT warning
authorized
dealer
Go
to
Ford
Cluster illumination
authorized
dealer
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Function
Trade Number
Go
to
Ford
Heater-A/C
authorized
dealer
Go
to
Ford
Automatic climate control
authorized
dealer
Go
to
Ford
Rear window defrost switch
authorized
dealer
Go
to
Ford
Rear
window
wiper/washer
authorized
switch (wagon)
dealer
Headlamps
To remove the headlamp bulb:
1. Make sure headlamp switch is in OFF position,
then open the hood. If you are replacing the driver
side headlamp, unclip the electronic module on the
right side of the battery and move it out of the way.
2. Remove the
electrical connector
from the bulb by
pulling the connector.
3. Remove the bulb
retaining ring by
rotating it
counterclockwise
(when viewed from the
rear) about an eighth
of a turn to free it from
the bulb socket, and by
sliding the ring off the
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plastic base. Keep the ring because it will be used
again to retain the new bulb.
4. Remove the old bulb from its socket by gently
pulling it straight back out of the socket. Do not
turn the bulb while you are removing it.
To install the new bulb:
1. With the flat side of
the bulb’s plastic base
facing upward, insert
glass end of the bulb
into the socket. You
may need to turn the
bulb left or right to line
up the grooves in the
plastic base with the
tabs in the socket. When the grooves are aligned,
push the bulb into the socket until the plastic base
contacts the rear of the socket.
2. Slip the bulb retaining ring over the plastic base
until it contacts the rear of the socket by rotating it
clockwise until you feel a “stop.”
3. Push the electrical connector into the rear of the
plastic base until it snaps, locking it into position.
4. Turn the headlamps on and make sure they work
properly. If the headlamp was correctly aligned
before you changed the bulb, you should not need to
align it again.
AIMING THE HEADLAMPS
Your vehicle is equipped with a Vehicle Headlamp
Aim Device (VHAD) on each headlamp body. Each
headlamp may be proeprly aimed in the horizontal
direction (left/right) and the vertical position
(up/down).
A non-zero bubble reading does not necessarily
indicate out-of-aim headlamps. If your vehicle is not
positioned on a level surface, the slope will be
included in the level indicator. Therefore, vertical
headlamp adjustment should be performed only
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when beam direction appears to be incorrect or a
level surface can not be verified.
The horizontal aim must be adjusted first. You will
need one 7 mm box wrench or open end wrench.
The following procedure assumes that the vehicle’s
front structure is properly aligned. If the vehicle has
been in an accident requiring the front end of the
vehicle to be repaired, the horizontal indicator
should be recalibrated by the service facility.
O
R
L
Horizontal aim adjustment
1. With the hood open,
locate the horizontal
indicator and adjusting
screw.
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2. Use a 7 mm wrench to turn the horizontal
adjusting screw until the reference mark on the
reflector extension aligns with the “0” reference
mark on the horizontal indicator when viewed
directly from above.
3. When the horizontal aim has been adjusted, close
the headlamp access panel.
Adjusting the vertical aim
The numbers shown on the vial indicate beam
direction in degrees up or down.
1. Do not adjust the vertical aim until after adjusting
the horizontal aim.
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O
R
L
2. With the hood open,
locate the bubble level
vertical aim indicator.
It is visible when
viewed from the above
rear of the headlamp.
3. Use a 7 mm wrench to turn the vertical adjusting
screw until the reference mark on the reflector
extension aligns with the “0” reference mark on the
vertical indicator when viewed directly from above.
4. Close the hood.
CLEANING AND CARING FOR YOUR VEHICLE
Refer to the “Customer Assistance Guide” for a list
of Ford-approved cleaners, polishes and waxes.
Washing your vehicle
Wash your vehicle regularly
with cold or lukewarm
water. Never use strong
detergents or soap. If your
vehicle is particularly dirty,
use a quality car wash
detergent. Always use a
clean sponge, washing glove
or similar device and plenty of water for best results.
To avoid spots, avoid washing when the hood is still
warm, immediately after or during exposure to
strong sunlight.
During winter months, it is especially important to
wash the vehicle on a regular basis. Large quantities
of dirt and road salt are difficult to remove, and they
also cause damage to the vehicle. Remove any
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exterior accessories, such as antennas, before
entering a car wash.
• After washing, apply the brakes several times to
dry them.
Waxing your vehicle
The best way to determine when the paintwork
needs waxing is by noting when water stops beading
on the surface. This could be every three or four
months, depending on operating conditions.
Use only carnauba or synthetic-based waxes.
Remove any bugs and tar before waxing vehicle. Use
cleaning fluid or alcohol with a clean cloth to
remove. Use tar remover to remove any tar spots.
Repairing paint chips
Minor scratches or paint damage from road debris
may be repaired with touch-up paint, paint repair
foil or aerosol paint spray from the Ford accessory
line. Observe the application instructions on the
products.
Remove particles such as bird droppings, tree sap,
insect remains, tar spots, road salt and industrial
fallout immediately.
Cleaning the wheels
Wash the wheels with
the same detergent you
use to clean the body
of your vehicle. Do not
use acid-based wheel cleaners, steel wool, fuel or
strong detergents. Never use abrasives that will
damage the finish of special wheel surfaces. Use a
tar remover to remove grease and tar.
Cleaning the engine
Engines are more efficient when they are clean
because grease and dirt buildup act as insulators and
keep the engine warmer than normal. Follow these
guidelines to clean your engine:
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• 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 with cold water to avoid cracking
the engine block.
• Cover the
highlighted areas to
prevent water
damage when
cleaning the engine.
• Never wash or rinse the engine while it is
running; water in the running engine may cause
internal damage.
Cleaning plastic exterior parts
Use a vinyl cleaner for routine cleaning of plastic.
Clean with a tar remover if necessary. Do not clean
plastic parts with thinners, solvents or
petroleum-based cleaners.
Cleaning the exterior lamps
Wash the exterior
lamps with the same
detergent you used to
wash the exterior of
your vehicle. Use glass
cleaner or tar remover
if necessary.
To avoid scratching the
lamps, do not use a dry paper towel, chemical
solvents or abrasive cleaners to clean the lamps.
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Cleaning the wiper blades
If the wiper blades do
not wipe properly,
clean both the
windshield and wiper
blades using undiluted
windshield wiper
solution or a mild
detergent. Rinse
thoroughly with clean
water. To avoid
damaging the blades,
do not use fuel,
kerosene, paint thinner
or other solvents.
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HI
MAX
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Clean instrument panel with a damp cloth, then dry
with a dry cloth.
Any cleaner or polish that increases the gloss of the
upper portion of the instrument panel should be
avoided. The dull finish in this area is to help
protect the driver from undesirable windshield
reflection.
Cleaning the interior fabric
Remove dust and loose dirt with a whisk broom or a
vacuum cleaner. Remove fresh spots immediately.
Follow the directions that come with the cleaner.
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Cleaning leather seats (if equipped)
For routine cleaning, wipe the surface with a soft,
damp cloth. For more thorough cleaning, wipe the
surface with a leather and vinyl cleaner or a mild
soap.
Cleaning and maintaining the safety belts
Clean the safety belts with a mild soap solution
recommended for cleaning upholstery or carpets. Do
not bleach or dye the belts, because these actions
may weaken the belt webbing.
Check the safety belt system periodically to make
sure there are no nicks, wear or cuts. If your vehicle
has been involved in an accident, have all the safety
restraints examined by a qualified technician.
Cleaning the built-in child seat (if equipped)
Clean the built-in child seat with mild soap and
water. Do not use household cleaning products
because they may weaken the safety belt webbing or
damage the vinyl parts of the seat.
The child seat liner is removable and may be
machine-washed and air dried.
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MOTORCRAFT PART NUMBERS
3.0L Vulcan engine
Component
Part number
Air filter
FA-1630
Fuel filter
FG-800-A
Battery (standard)
BXT-58R
Battery (optional)
BXT-36R
Fuel filter
FG-800-A
Passenger
FP-6
compartment air filter
(if equipped)
Oil filter
FL-400-S
PCV valve
EV-228
Spark plug*
AWSF-32PP**
* Refer to Vehicle Emissions Control Information
(VECI) decal for spark plug and gap information.
** If a spark plug is removed for inspection, it
must be reinstalled in the same cylinder. Cylinders
No. 1, 2 and 3 have a PG suffix. Cylinders No. 4, 5
and 6 have a P suffix. If a spark plug needs to be
replaced, use only spark plugs with the service
part number suffix letter 9PP9 as shown on the
engine decal.
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3.0L Duratec engine
Component
Air filter
Fuel filter
Battery
Fuel filter
Part number
FA-1630
FG-800-A
BXT-36R
FG-800-A
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Component
Part number
Passenger
FP-6
compartment air filter
(if equipped)
Oil filter
FL-820-S
PCV valve
EV-152
Spark plug
AWSF-32F
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REFILL CAPACITIES
3.0L Vulcan engine
Fluid
Ford Part
Name
Brake
High
fluid
performance
DOT 3
brake fluid
Engine
Premium
coolant
cooling
system fluid
Engine oil Motocraft
(with
motor
oil
filter
5W30 super
change) premium
Fuel tank N/A
capacity
Power
Motorcraft
steering
MERCONt
fluid
ATF
Automatic Motorcraft
transaxle MERCONt
- AX4N
ATF
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Type
All
Capacity
All
11.0 (11.6)
All
4.25 (4.5)
All
60.6 (16.0
gallons)
Fill to line in
reservoir
All
All
Fill to line
in reservoir
12.8 (13.5)
Capacities and specifications
Fluid
Ford Part
Name
Automatic Motorcraft
transaxle MERCONt
- AX4S
ATF
Windshield Ultra-clear
washer
windshield
fluid
- washer
Front
concentrate
Vehicle
Type
All
Capacity
All
Wagon
2.7 (90 oz.)
2.1 (70 oz.)
11.6 (12.2)
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Fluid
Ford Part
Name
Brake
High
fluid
performance
DOT 3
brake fluid
Engine
Premium
coolant
cooling
system fluid
Engine oil Motocraft
(with
motor
oil
filter
5W30 super
change) premium
Fuel tank N/A
capacity
Power
Motorcraft
steering
MERCONt
fluid
ATF
Automatic Motorcraft
transaxle MERCONt
- AX4N
ATF
Vehicle
Type
All
Capacity
All
10.0 (10.6)
All
5.2 (5.5)
All
60.6 (16.0
gallons)
Fill to line in
reservoir
All
All
Fill to line
in reservoir
12.7 (13.4)
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Fluid
Windshield
washer
fluid
Front
Windshield
washer
fluid
Rear
Ford Part
Name
Ultra-clear
windshield
washer
concentrate
Ultra-clear
windshield
washer
concentrate
Vehicle
Type
All
Capacity
Wagon
2.1 (70 oz.)
2.7 (90 oz.)
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LUBRICANT SPECIFICATIONS
Fluid
Brake
master
cylinder
Ford Part
Ford
Ford
Name or
Part
Specification
Equivalent Number
C6AZFord
ESAM6C25-A
19542-AB high
performance
DOT
3
brake
fluid
D0AZMultiESRpurpose
M1C159-A and
19584
-AA
grease
ESAM1C93-A
Door
latch,
hood
latch,
auxiliary
latch,
trunk and
liftgate
latches
Lock
E8AZPenetrating N/A
cylinders 19A501-B lubricant
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Ford Part
Ford
Ford
Name or
Part
Specification
Equivalent Number
Automatic XT-2-QDX Motorcraft MERCONt
transaxle
MERCONt
ATF
Engine oil XOMotorcraft WSS(Gasoline 5W30-QSP 5W30
M2C153-F and
engines)
super
API
premium Certification
Mark
Constant E43ZCV joint ESPvelocity
19590-A
grease - M1C207-A
joints
high
temp.
Engine
E2FZFord
ESEcoolant
19549-AA premium M97B44-A
cooling
system
fluid
Power
XT-2-QDX Motorcraft MERCONt
MERCONt
steering
ATF
pump
reservoir
Fluid
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ENGINE DATA
Engine
Cubic inches
Horsepower
Torque
Required
fuel
grade
Firing order
Engine data
3.0L SOHC V6
182
145 @ 5250 rpm
170 @ 3250 rpm
87 octane
3.0L DOHC V6
183
200 @ 5750 rpm
200 @ 4500 rpm
87 octane
1-4-2-5-3-6
1-4-2-5-3-6
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Capacities and specifications
Engine data
1.07-1.17
mm
(0.042-0.046
inch)
Ignition system DIS
Valve clearance 0: Maintenance
cold
inlet free
exhaust
Spark plug gap
1.07-1.17
mm
(0.042-0.046
inch)
DIS
0: Maintenance
free
dno_vehicle-dimensions
VEHICLE DIMENSIONS
Vehicle
dimensions
mm (in.)
(1)
Overall
length
(2)
Overall
width
(3)
Overall
height
(4) Wheelbase
(5) Track Front
(5) Track Rear
156
Sedan
Wagon
5016.5 (197.5) 5069.8 (199.6)
1854.2 (73.0)
1854.2 (73.0)
1399.5 (55.1)
1463.0 (57.6)
2755.9 (108.5) 2755.9 (108.5)
1564.6 (61.6) 1564.6 (61.6)
1559.6 (61.4)
1569.7 (61.8)
Capacities and specifications
3
5
2
157
Capacities and specifications
3
5
2
158
Capacities and specifications
4
1
159
Capacities and specifications
4
1
dno_vehicle-info
dno_vin-plates
IDENTIFYING YOUR VEHICLE Vehicle
identification plate
The vehicle
d
FORD
identification plate is
located on the front
panel of the engine
compartment. This
plate bears technical
information on your
vehicle and identifies
various components.
Vehicle identification number
The vehicle identification number (VIN) is attached
to a metal tag and is located in the following areas
kg
kg
160
1-
kg
2-
kg
dno_vin-numbers
Capacities and specifications
of your vehicle for maximum theft protection:
• left and right front fenders
• hood
• left and right front doors
• front and rear bumpers
• left and right rear quarter panels
• decklid
• liftgate
• engine compartment
• transaxle Engine number
The engine number is stamped on the engine block.
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Reporting safety defects
com_reporting_defects.01
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (U.S. ONLY)
If you believe that your
vehicle has a defect
that could cause a
crash, or could cause
injury or death, you
should immediately
inform the National
Highway Traffic Safety
Administration
(NHTSA) in addition to 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 either call the Auto
Safety Hotline toll-free at 1–800–424–9393
(202–366–0123 in the Washington D.C. area) or
write to:
NHTSA
U.S. Department of Transportation
400 Seventh Street
Washington D.C. 20590
You can also obtain other information about motor
vehicle safety from the Hotline.
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Index
Aiming headlamps .. 144
Air bag supplemental
restraint system
and child safety
seats ......................... 61
description .............. 60
disposal .................... 64
indicator light ......... 63
passenger air bag ... 62
Air cleaner filter
replacing ................ 129
Air conditioning
automatic temperature
control system 16,17,18,
19,20
manual heating and air
conditioning
system ........... 14,15,16
Anti-theft system ...... 44
warning light ............. 8
Audio system (see
Electronic sound
system) ...................... 21
Autolamp system (see
Headlamps) ............... 13
Battery ..................... 127
servicing ................ 128
Brakes
adjustment .............. 81
anti-lock ................... 81
fluid, checking and
adding .................... 120
Brake-shift interlock . 83
Break-in period ........... 2
Cargo cover ............... 35
Cargo net ................... 35
Child safety seats ...... 66
Childproof locks ........ 31
Cleaning your vehicle 146
built-in child seat . 150
engine
compartment ......... 147
fabric ...................... 149
instrument panel .. 149
plastic parts .......... 148
safety belts ............ 150
tail lamps ............... 148
washing .................. 146
waxing ................... 147
wheels .................... 147
Climate control
system ........................ 14
Console, description . 31
Daytime running light
system ........................ 14
Emission control
system ...................... 137
Engine
service points . 116,117
Engine block heater . 79
Engine coolant
checking and
adding ............. 121,122
disposal .................. 123
refill capacities ...... 124
Engine oil ................ 119
changing oil and oil
filter ....................... 119
checking and
adding .................... 118
Entry system
illumination ............. 43
Exhaust fumes .......... 79
Floor mats ................. 33
Fuel
calculating fuel
economy ................ 137
improving fuel
economy .................. 95
octane rating ......... 136
163
Index
quality .................... 136
safety information
relating to automotive
fuels ....................... 134
Fuel gauge ................. 12
Fuel pump shut-off
switch .................... 21,96
Fuse panels
instrument panel .... 98
power
distribution box .... 102
Fuses .......................... 97
Gauges, Mechanical
engine coolant
temperature gauge . 11
Hazard flashers .... 26,96
Headlamps
flashing .................... 26
high beam ............... 25
turning on and off .. 13
Hood ........................ 116
Ignition
positions of the
ignition .................... 21
Instrument cluster ...... 6
Jump-starting your
vehicle ............... 110,111
attaching cables .... 110
disconnecting cables 112
Keyless entry system
autolock ................... 39
keypad ..................... 37
locking and unlocking
doors ........................ 38
programming entry
code ......................... 37
Lamps ........................ 13
instrument panel,
dimming ................... 13
map lamps ............... 27
replacing bulbs .... 140,
141,143
164
Liftgate
remote release ........ 34
Lights, warning and
indicator
air bag ........................ 9
anti-lock
brakes (ABS) ....... 8,81
brake .......................... 9
charging system ........ 9
cruise indicator ......... 8
door ajar .................... 7
engine oil pressure ... 9
high beam ................. 6
low coolant ................ 7
low fuel ...................... 7
overdrive off .............. 8
safety belt ................. 7
service engine soon .. 7
Lubricant
specifications ........... 154
Luggage rack ............. 36
Mirrors
heated ...................... 30
side view mirrors
(power) ................... 30
Moon roof .................. 27
Motorcraft parts ...... 151
Odometer ................... 11
Parking brake ............ 82
Phone, cellular .......... 33
Power door locks ...... 29
Power steering
fluid, checking and
adding .................... 124
Rear window
defroster .................. 20
Refill capacities for
fluids ........................ 152
Relays ...................... 104
Remote entry system 41
Index
arming and disarming
the anti-theft
system ..................... 42
locking/unlocking
doors ................... 41,42
opening the trunk ... 41
panic alarm ............. 42
replacement/additional
transmitters ............. 43
replacing the
batteries .................. 43
Reporting safety
defects ..................... 162
Safety restraints
automatic locking
mode (retractor) 53,54
center rear lap belt 55
extension assembly 58
for children ............. 64
for second row bench
seats ............... 71,72,74
lap and shoulder
belts ......................... 52
maintenance ............ 60
proper use ............... 52
warning light and
chime ....................... 59
Safety seats for children
attaching with tether
straps .................. 69,70
automatic locking
mode (retractor) .... 67
tether anchorage
hardware ................. 70
Seats
adjusting the seat,
manual ..................... 48
adjusting the seat,
power ....................... 49
folding rear seats .... 50
head restraints ........ 48
Servicing your
vehicle ...................... 114
precautions when
servicing ................ 114
Spare tire ................. 105
Speed control ............ 22
Speedometer ............. 10
Starting your vehicle 77
preparing to start your
vehicle ..................... 76
starting a warm
engine ...................... 78
Storage
compartments ........... 35
Tachometer
mechanical cluster . 11
Tilt steering wheel .... 27
Tires ......................... 132
changing ................ 106
checking the
pressure ................. 132
replacing ................ 133
rotating .................. 132
snow tires and
chains .................... 133
tire grades ............. 130
treadwear .............. 130
Towing your vehicle 113
Trailer towing ............ 91
tips ........................... 94
Transaxle ................... 83
automatic
operation ...... 84,85,86,
87,88,89
fluid, checking and
adding
(automatic) ... 125,126,
127
Trip odometer ........... 12
Trunk
using the remote entry
system to open ....... 34
Turn signal ................ 25
165
Index
indicator lights .......... 6
Vehicle dimensions . 156
Vehicle loading .......... 89
Ventilating your
vehicle ........................ 80
Warning chimes
headlamps on ............ 9
key in ignition ......... 10
safety belt ............... 10
Washer fluid ............ 121
rear window
reservoir ................ 121
166
Wheels
anti-theft lug nuts 109
covers .................... 108
Windows
power windows,
operating ................. 29
Windshield washer fluid
and wipers ............ 21,26
checking and replacing
wiper blades .......... 129
Wrecker towing ....... 112
Filling station information
sab_table
Fuel
Fuel tank capacity
Engine oil
Tire size and pressure
Hood release
168
Unleaded fuel only - 87
octane
60.6L (16 gallons)
Use Motorcraft 5W30
Super Premium Motor
Oil, Ford specification
WSS-M2C153-F.
Refer to Tire Pressure
Decal on passenger’s
door panel
Pull handle under the
left side of the
instrument panel
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