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Lincoln MKX 2007 Owner's Manual

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AM/FM stereo with CDX6/MP3
Family entertainment system
Automatic temperature control
Headlamps
Windshield Wiper/washer control
Mirrors
Locks
2007 MKX (mkx)
Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt)
USA (fus)

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  • Page 1 Table of Contents Introduction Instrument Cluster Warning lights and chimes Gauges Entertainment Systems AM/FM stereo with CDX6/MP3 Auxiliary input jack (Line in) Satellite radio information Family entertainment system Navigation system Climate Controls Automatic temperature control Rear window defroster Lights Headlamps Turn signal control Bulb replacement Driver Controls...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Seating and Safety Restraints Seating Safety restraints Airbags Child restraints Tires, Wheels and Loading Tire information Tire inflation Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Vehicle loading Trailer towing Recreational towing Driving Starting Brakes Traction Control™/AdvanceTrac Transmission operation Roadside Emergencies Getting roadside assistance Hazard flasher switch Fuel pump shut-off switch...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Maintenance and Specifications Engine compartment Engine oil Battery Engine coolant Fuel information Air filter(s) Part numbers Maintenance product specifications and capacities Engine data Accessories Index All rights reserved. Reproduction by any means, electronic or mechanical including photocopying, recording or by any information storage and retrieval system or translation in whole or part is not permitted without written authorization from Ford Motor Company.
  • Page 4: Introduction

    – Special handling may apply for service or vehicle end of life disposal. See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate. CONGRATULATIONS Congratulations on acquiring your new Lincoln. Please take the time to get well acquainted with your vehicle by reading this handbook. The more you know and understand about your vehicle, the greater the safety and pleasure you will derive from driving it.
  • Page 5 Introduction SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION Warning symbols in this guide How can you reduce the risk of personal injury to yourself or others? In this guide, answers to such questions are contained in comments highlighted by the warning triangle symbol. These comments should be read and observed.
  • Page 6 Introduction SPECIAL NOTICES New Vehicle Limited Warranty For a detailed description of what is covered and what is not covered by your vehicle’s New Vehicle Limited Warranty, refer to the Warranty Guide that is provided to you along with your Owner’s Guide. Special instructions For your added safety, your vehicle is fitted with sophisticated electronic controls.
  • Page 7 Introduction • where the driver was positioning the steering wheel. To access this information, special equipment must be directly connected to the recording modules. Ford Motor Company and Ford of Canada do not access event data recorder information without obtaining consent, unless pursuant to court order or where required by law enforcement, other government authorities or other third parties acting with lawful authority.
  • Page 8 Introduction These are some of the symbols you may see on your vehicle. Vehicle Symbol Glossary Safety Alert See Owner’s Guide Fasten Safety Belt Airbag - Front Airbag - Side Child Seat Child Seat Installation Child Seat Lower Warning Anchor Child Seat Tether Brake System Anchor...
  • Page 9 Introduction Vehicle Symbol Glossary Power Windows Power Window Lockout Front/Rear Interior Luggage Child Safety Door Compartment Release Lock/Unlock Symbol Panic Alarm Engine Oil Engine Coolant Engine Coolant Temperature Do Not Open When Hot Battery Avoid Smoking, Flames, Battery Acid or Sparks Explosive Gas Fan Warning Maintain Correct Fluid...
  • Page 10: Instrument Cluster

    Instrument Cluster WARNING LIGHTS AND CHIMES Warning lights and gauges can alert you to a vehicle condition that may become serious enough to cause extensive repairs. A warning light may illuminate when a problem exists with one of your vehicle’s functions. Many lights will illuminate when you start your vehicle to make sure the bulbs work.
  • Page 11 Instrument Cluster Under engine misfire conditions, excessive exhaust temperatures could damage the catalytic converter, the fuel system, interior floor coverings or other vehicle components, possibly causing a fire. Powertrain malfunction/reduced power: Illuminates when a powertrain or a AWD fault has been detected.
  • Page 12 Instrument Cluster Anti-lock brake system: If the ABS light stays illuminated or continues to flash, a malfunction has been detected, have the system serviced immediately by your authorized dealer. Normal braking is still functional unless the brake warning light also is illuminated. Airbag readiness: If this light fails to illuminate when ignition is turned to ON, continues to flash or remains...
  • Page 13 Instrument Cluster Loading chapter. When the ignition is first turned to ON, the light will illuminate for 3 seconds to ensure the bulb is working. If the light does not turn ON or begins to flash, have the system inspected by your authorized dealer.
  • Page 14: Gauges

    Instrument Cluster Parking brake ON chime: Sounds when the parking brake is left ON and the vehicle is driven. If the warning stays on after the park brake is off, contact your authorized dealer as soon as possible. Message center activation chime: Sounds when some warning messages appear in the message center display for the first time.
  • Page 15 Instrument Cluster Never remove the coolant reservoir cap while the engine is running or hot. Fuel gauge: Indicates approximately how much fuel is left in the fuel tank (when the ignition is in the ON position). The fuel gauge may vary slightly when the vehicle is in motion or on a grade.
  • Page 16: Entertainment Systems

    Entertainment Systems AUDIO SYSTEMS AM/FM In-dash six CD/MP3 satellite compatible sound system Accessory delay: Your vehicle is equipped with accessory delay. With this feature, the window controls, radio and moon roof (if equipped) may be used for up to ten minutes after the ignition is turned off or until either front door is opened.
  • Page 17 Entertainment Systems In satellite Radio mode (if equipped), there are 18 available presets, six each for SAT1, SAT2 and SAT3. To save satellite channels in your memory presets, tune to the desired channel then press and hold a preset control until sound returns. Satellite radio is available only with a valid SIRIUS subscription.
  • Page 18 Entertainment Systems SIRIUS satellite radio channels. To select a different category, press MENU until the category appears in the display. Press to select a different category. You may also select CATEGORY ALL to seek all available Sirius categories and channels. Satellite radio is available only with a valid SIRIUS subscription.
  • Page 19 Entertainment Systems Speed sensitive volume: Radio volume automatically changes slightly with vehicle speed to compensate for road and wind noise. Use to adjust. Recommended level is 1–3. Level 7 is the maximum setting. Occupancy mode (if equipped): Use to select and optimize sound for ALL SEATS, DRIVERS SEAT or REAR SEATS.
  • Page 20 Entertainment Systems 9. TEXT/SCAN: In radio mode, when listening to a RBDS-equipped station, press and hold for a brief sampling of radio stations. In CD/MP3 mode, press and release to view the track title, artist name or disc title. Press and hold for a brief sampling of all tracks on the current disc.
  • Page 21 Entertainment Systems CD units are designed to play commercially pressed 4.75 in (12 cm) audio compact discs only. Due to technical incompatibility, certain recordable and re-recordable compact discs may not function correctly when used in Ford CD players. Dirty, warped or damaged CDs, irregular shaped CDs, CDs with a scratch protection film attached, and CDs with homemade paper (adhesive) labels should not be inserted into the CD player.
  • Page 22: Auxiliary Input Jack (Line In)

    Entertainment Systems Auxiliary input jack (Line in) Your vehicle is equipped with an Auxiliary Input Jack (AIJ). The Auxiliary Input Jack provides a way to connect your portable music player to the in-vehicle audio system. This allows the audio from a portable music player to be played through the vehicle speakers with high fidelity.
  • Page 23 Entertainment Systems Troubleshooting: 1. Do not connect the audio input jack to a line level output. Line level outputs are intended for connection to a home stereo and are not compatible with the AIJ. The AIJ will only work correctly with devices that have a headphone output with a volume control.
  • Page 24: Satellite Radio Information

    Entertainment Systems CD/CD player care • Handle discs by their edges only. Never touch the playing surface. • Inspect discs before playing. Clean only with an approved CD cleaner and wipe from the center out. Don’t: • Expose discs to direct sunlight or heat sources for extended periods of time.
  • Page 25 Entertainment Systems • Terrain: Hills, mountains, tall buildings, bridges, tunnels, freeway overpasses, parking garages, dense tree foliage and thunderstorms can interfere with your reception. • Station overload: When you pass a ground based broadcast repeating tower, a stronger signal may overtake a weaker one and result in an audio mute.
  • Page 26 Entertainment Systems Radio Display Condition Action Required ACQUIRING Radio requires more No action required. than two seconds to This message should produce audio for the disappear shortly. selected channel. SAT FAULT Internal module or If this message does system failure not clear within a short present.
  • Page 27: Family Entertainment System

    Entertainment Systems Radio Display Condition Action Required NO TEXT Song title information Song title information not available. not available at this time on this channel. The system is working properly. NO TEXT Category information Category information not available. not available at this time on this channel.
  • Page 28 Entertainment Systems Quick start Your Family Entertainment System includes a DVD system, two sets of wireless infrared (IR) headphones and a wireless infrared (IR) remote control. To play a DVD in the DVD system: The DVD system can play DVD-Video, DVD-R, DVD-R/W discs as well as audio CDs and video CDs.
  • Page 29 Entertainment Systems 1. Ensure that the vehicle ignition is in the RUN or ACCESSORY position. 2. Insert a CD into the system, label-side up to turn on the DVD system. It will load and automatically begin to play. If there is already a CD in the system, press PLAY on the DVD player.
  • Page 30 Entertainment Systems 2. Press the power button to turn the DVD system on. The indicator light next to the power button will illuminate. 3. Connect an auxiliary audio/video source by connecting RCA cords (not included) to the RCA jacks on the left hand side of the system.
  • Page 31 Entertainment Systems Note: Channel A can access any possible media source (AM, FM1, FM2, SAT (if equipped), CD, DVD, AUX). Channel B can only access DVD and AUX sources. Note: Refer to Single play/Dual play for more information. Using the infrared (IR) wireless headphones: 1.
  • Page 32 Entertainment Systems DVD player controls ENTER MENU RETURN MEDIA VIDEO VOLUME 1. Headphone control A/B: Press to select either the A or B headphone source. Then press MEDIA to select the desired playing media for that headset. When a headphone channel has been selected (A or B), selections will affect the source on that channel only.
  • Page 33 Entertainment Systems (Fast forward): Press and release for the next chapter or track. Press and hold to forward search a DVD, Video CD, or FES CD in DVD/CD mode. (Play/Pause): Press (Play) to select DVD mode (and to turn the DVD system on if it is off). If a disc is present, it will resume or begin to play.
  • Page 34 Entertainment Systems (Headphones/Speakers): Press once for Dual Play (Headphone mode- the rear speakers are muted) and press again for Single Play (same media playing through all speakers). For further interaction information, refer to Single Play/Dual play. 12. MEDIA: Press repeatedly to select from the various possible playing media sources (AM, FM1, FM2, SAT (if equipped), CD, CASSETTE, DVD, DVD-AUX).
  • Page 35 Entertainment Systems Remote control Unless otherwise stated, all operations can be carried out with the remote control. Always point the remote control directly at the player. Ensure that there are no obstructions between the remote and player. 1. Power control: Press to turn the FES (Family Entertainment System) ON/OFF.
  • Page 36 Entertainment Systems 7. VOL (Volume): When in Single Play, press to increase ( ) or decrease ( ) the volume over all speakers. When in Dual Play, press to increase ( ) or decrease ( ) the volume for the wired headphones.
  • Page 37 Entertainment Systems 22. ENTER: Press to select the highlighted menu option. 23. ILLUMINATION: Press to illuminate the remote control and backlight all of the buttons. Battery replacement Batteries are supplied with the remote control unit. Since all batteries have a limited shelf life, replace them when the unit fails to control the DVD player.
  • Page 38 Entertainment Systems Headphones Wireless headphones Your FES system is equipped with two sets of battery powered, infrared wireless headphones. Two AAA batteries are needed to operate the headphones. (Batteries are included.) Additional infrared wireless headphones may be purchased for use with the system.
  • Page 39 Entertainment Systems To operate the headphones: • Press ON/OFF on the ear piece to turn on the headphones. A red indicator light will illuminate indicating the headphones are ON. Press ON/OFF again to turn the headphones off. • Adjust the headphones to comfortably fit your head using the headband adjustment.
  • Page 40 Entertainment Systems Channel A source. The wired headphone jack for Channel B is located on the right side of the FES and is labeled B. Headphones plugged into this headphone jack will hear audio from the audio source selected to be the Channel B source.
  • Page 41 Entertainment Systems Press the Headphone Control button A to change the audio source for Channel A. Press MEDIA to change the audio source for Channel A. This information will display on the DVD system screen. Press the Headphone Control button B to change the audio source for Channel B.
  • Page 42 Entertainment Systems Menu mode Press MENU once on the DVD system to access the DVD disc menu if available. Press MENU twice to access the DVD set-up menu and the following features: 1. ZOOM 2. ANGLE 3. ASPECT RATIO 4. LANGUAGE 5.
  • Page 43 Entertainment Systems You can select from: WIDE, LETTER BOX or PAN SCAN. Once you have made your selection, press ENTER to confirm. The LCD screen display will immediately change to your selection after the system resumes playback of the DVD. The system default is WIDE (16:9).
  • Page 44 Entertainment Systems Once you have made your selection, press ENTER to confirm. This is disc dependent. Audio CDs To play audio CDs on your DVD system: 1. Ensure that the vehicle ignition is in the RUN or ACCESSORY position. 2. Ensure that the DVD system is ON. 3.
  • Page 45 Entertainment Systems 4. The folder, track and elapsed time will appear in the status bar. The screen will list the Artist, Title, Album and File Name. COMP (Compression): Compression brings soft and loud CD/MP3 passages together for a more consistent listening level when in CD mode.
  • Page 46 Entertainment Systems CD, MP3 and CD player care • Handle discs by their edges only. Never touch the playing surface. • Do not expose discs to direct sunlight or heat sources for extended periods of time. • Do not insert more than one disc into the slot of the CD player (if equipped).
  • Page 47 Entertainment Systems Press to play or pause a DVD. Press to stop or eject a DVD. Press and release to go to the previous chapter. Press and hold for a fast reverse search. Press and release to go to the next chapter.
  • Page 48 Entertainment Systems Headphone/auxiliary jacks There are wired headphones (not included) and auxiliary jacks on the left and right side of your DVD system. They can be used to plug in wired headphones or to connect and play auxiliary electronic devices such as game systems, personal camcorders, video cassette recorders, etc.
  • Page 49 Entertainment Systems Audio interaction You can then also use the front audio controls to advance, reverse, play and pause a DVD. While a DVD is playing you may use the following controls on the front radio: • SEEK: Press to advance to the previous ( ) or next ( ) DVD chapters.
  • Page 50 Entertainment Systems General information Macrovision: This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by method claims of certain U.S. patents and other intellectual property rights owned by Macrovision Corporation and other rights owners. Use of this copyright protection technology must be authorized by Macrovision Corporation, and is intended for home and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision Corporation.
  • Page 51 Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Compliance Changes or modifications not approved by Ford Lincoln-Mercury could void user’s authority to operate the equipment. This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
  • Page 52 Entertainment Systems Care and service of the DVD player Environmental extremes DVD players which are subjected to harsh environmental conditions may be damaged or perform at less than maximum capability. To avoid these outcomes, whenever possible avoid exposing your DVD player to: •...
  • Page 53: Navigation System

    Entertainment Systems Cleaning DVD and CD discs Inspect all discs for contamination before playing. If necessary, clean discs only with an approved DVD and CD cleaner and wipe from the center out to the edge. Do not use circular motion. Compatibility with aftermarket audio systems (headphone only mode) When the Family Entertainment System (FES) detects that the original...
  • Page 54: Climate Controls

    Climate Controls DUAL AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL (DATC) SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED) Temperature conversion: To switch between Fahrenheit and Celsius, refer to Message center in the Driver Controls chapter. MAX A/C setting: In order to achieve maximum cooling performance, press , A/C, , and set the temperature to 60°F (16°C) and the highest blower setting.
  • Page 55 Climate Controls 5. A/C: Press to activate/deactivate air conditioning. Use with recirculated air to improve cooling performance and efficiency. Engages automatically in AUTO, (defrost) and (floor/defrost). : Distributes air through the windshield defroster vents, demister vents, floor vents and rear seat floor vents. The system will automatically provide outside air to reduce to reduce window fogging.
  • Page 56 Climate Controls Dual Automatic Temperature Control (DATC) system with heated seats (if equipped) Temperature conversion: To switch between Fahrenheit and Celsius, refer to Message center in the Driver Controls chapter. MAX A/C setting: In order to achieve maximum cooling performance, press , A/C, , and set the temperature to 60°F (16°C) and the...
  • Page 57 Climate Controls Recirculated air: Press to activate/deactive air recirculation in the vehicle. Recirculated air may reduce the amount of time needed to cool down the interior of the vehicle and may also help reduce undesired odors from reaching the interior of the vehicle. Recirculation can be engaged manually in any airflow selection except defrost.
  • Page 58 Climate Controls 14. EXT: Press to display outside temperature. Press again to display cabin temperature settings. Note: Exterior readings are more accurate when the vehicle is moving. Dual Automatic Temperature Control (DATC) system with heated and cooled seats (if equipped) Temperature conversion: To switch between Fahrenheit and Celsius, refer to Message center in the Driver Controls chapter.
  • Page 59 Climate Controls Passenger heated seat: Press to control the passenger heated seat. Refer to Heated and cooled seats in the Seating and Safety Restraints chapter for more information. Passenger cooled seat: Press to control the passenger cooled seat. Refer to Heated and cooled seats in the Seating and Safety Restraints chapter for more information.
  • Page 60: Automatic Operation

    Climate Controls 13. A/C: Press to activate/deactivate air conditioning. Use with recirculated air to improve cooling performance and efficiency. Engages automatically in AUTO, (defrost) and (floor/defrost). 14. OFF: Outside air is shut out and the fan will not operate. 15. Driver side temperature control: Press to increase/decrease the temperature on the driver side of the vehicle in dual zone or the temperature of both the driver and passenger sides in single zone.
  • Page 61: Rear Window Defroster

    Climate Controls 4. Set highest fan setting initially, then adjust to maintain comfort. To aid in side window defogging/demisting in cold weather: 1. Select 2. Select A/C. 3. Adjust the temperature control to maintain comfort. 4. Set the fan speed to the highest setting. 5.
  • Page 62 Climate Controls CABIN AIR FILTER The cabin air filter element is designed to reduce the concentration of airborne particles such as dust, spores and pollen in the air being supplied to the interior of the vehicle. The presence of a particulate filter element provides the following benefits: •...
  • Page 63: Lights

    Lights HEADLAMP CONTROL Rotate the headlamp control to the first position to turn on the parking lamps. Rotate to the second position to turn on the headlamps. Adaptive headlamps (if equipped) The headlamp beams move in the same direction as the steering wheel which provides more visability when driving around curves.
  • Page 64 Lights Foglamp control The headlamp control also operates the foglamps. The foglamps can be turned on when the headlamp control is in the positions and the high beams are not turned on. Pull headlamp control towards you to turn foglamps on. The foglamp indicator light will illuminate.
  • Page 65 Lights Always remember to turn on your headlamps at dusk or during inclement weather. The Daytime Running Lamp (DRL) system does not activate the tail lamps and generally may not provide adequate lighting during these conditions. Failure to activate your headlamps under these conditions may result in a collision.
  • Page 66 Lights • (1) 8 feet (2.4 meters) • (2) Center height of lamp to ground • (3) 25 feet (7.6 meters) • (4) Horizontal reference line 2. Measure the height of the headlamp bulb center from the ground and mark an 8 foot (2.5 meter) horizontal reference line on the vertical wall or screen at this height (a piece of masking tape works well).
  • Page 67: Turn Signal Control

    Lights TURN SIGNAL CONTROL • Push down to activate the left turn signal. • Push up to activate the right turn signal. INTERIOR LAMPS Front row map lamps (if equipped) To turn on the map lamps, press the outer edge of the clear lens. The front row map lamp lights when: •...
  • Page 68: Bulb Replacement

    Lights Rear courtesy lamp Located in the rear cargo area, the courtesy lamp lights when: • any door is opened. • any of the remote entry controls are pressed and the ignition is OFF. BULB REPLACEMENT Headlamp Condensation The headlamps are vented to equalize pressure. When moist air enters the headlamp(s) through the vents, there is a possibility that condensation can occur.
  • Page 69 Lights Trade Function Number of bulbs number Foglamp (if equipped) Map lamp 12V6W Second row dome/reading lamp Rear courtesy lamp 1600XB Visor vanity lamp - Slide on Rail system (SOR) (if equipped) All replacement bulbs are clear in color except where noted. To replace all instrument panel lights - see your authorized dealer.
  • Page 70 Lights Lowbeam bulb 4. Remove the bulb cover. Note: The left side has a side access bulb cover instead of a back access bulb cover 5. Remove the bulb by turning it counterclockwise and then pulling it straight out. 6. Disconnect the electrical connector from the bulb.
  • Page 71 Lights 4. Remove the bulb cover. 5. Rotate the bulb socket counterclockwise and remove from the lamp assembly. 6. Carefully pull the bulb out of the socket and push in the new bulb. 7. Install the bulb socket into the lamp assembly and rotate clockwise.
  • Page 72 Lights Replacing tail/stop/turn/sidemarker/backup lamp bulbs The tail/stop/turn/sidemarker/backup lamp bulbs are located in the same portion of the tail lamp assembly, one just below the other. Follow the same steps to replace either bulb. Note: Your vehicle is equipped with a backup lamp assembly containing integral multiple light emitting diodes (LED).
  • Page 73 Lights Replacing high-mount brake lamp bulbs 1. Remove the two screws and move the lamp assembly away from the liftgate. 2. Remove the bulb holder from the lamp assembly by depressing the snaps. 3. Pull the bulb straight out of the socket and push in the new bulb.
  • Page 74 Lights 3. Carefully pull the bulb straight out from the lamp assembly. Install new bulb(s) in reverse order. Replacing foglamp bulbs 1. Make sure the foglamp switch is in the OFF position. 2. From underneath the vehicle, remove the splash shield and rotate the harness/bulb assembly counterclockwise, to remove from the fog lamp.
  • Page 75: Driver Controls

    Driver Controls MULTI-FUNCTION LEVER Windshield wiper: Rotate the end of the control away from you to increase the speed of the wipers; rotate towards you to decrease the speed of the wipers. Speed dependent wipers: When the wiper control is on, the speed of the wipers will automatically adjust with the vehicle speed.
  • Page 76 Driver Controls Rear window wiper/washer controls For rear wiper operation, rotate the rear window wiper and washer control to the desired position. Select: 2 — Normal speed operation of rear wiper. 1 — Intermittent operation of rear wiper. OFF — Rear wiper and washer off. For rear wash cycle, rotate (and hold as desired) the rear wiper/washer control to either position.
  • Page 77 Driver Controls ILLUMINATED VISOR MIRROR Lift the mirror cover to turn on the visor mirror lamp. Slide on rod feature The visor will slide back and forth on the rod for increased sunlight coverage. Rotate the visor towards the side window and extend it rearward for additional sunlight coverage.
  • Page 78 Driver Controls CENTER CONSOLE Your vehicle may be equipped with a variety of console features. These include: 1. Cupholders 2. Tissue box holder (if equipped) (located on underside of console lid) 3. Rear power point 4. Utility compartment with a Secondary storage bin with coin holder slots (on hinges inside utility compartment), power point, AIJ...
  • Page 79: Power Windows

    Driver Controls To prevent the battery from being discharged, do not use the power point longer than necessary when the engine is not running. Always keep the power point caps closed when not being used. A third auxiliary power point is located on the rear side of the center console.
  • Page 80 Driver Controls When closing the power windows, you should verify they are free of obstructions and ensure that children and/or pets are not in the proximity of the window openings. Press and pull the switches to open and close windows. •...
  • Page 81 Driver Controls being active) during bounce-back, the window will move down until the bounce back position is reached. Security Override If during a bounce-back condition, the switch is released to the neutral position, then held in the one touch up position within two seconds after the window reaches the bounce-back position, the window will travel up with no bounce-back protection.
  • Page 82: Mirrors

    Driver Controls The mirrors will automatically return to the normal state whenever the vehicle is placed in R (Reverse) to ensure a bright clear view when backing up. Do not block the sensors on the front and back of the inside rear view mirror since this may impair proper mirror performance.
  • Page 83: Speed Control

    Driver Controls SPEED CONTROL With speed control set, you can maintain a set speed without keeping your foot on the accelerator pedal. Do not use the speed control in heavy traffic or on roads that are winding, slippery or unpaved. Setting speed control The controls for using your speed control are located on the steering...
  • Page 84 Driver Controls Disengaging the speed control will not erase previous set speed. Resuming a set speed Press the RESUME control and release it. This will automatically return the vehicle to the previously set speed. Increasing speed while using speed control There are two ways to set a higher speed: •...
  • Page 85 Driver Controls • Depress the brake pedal until the desired vehicle speed is reached and press the SET control. Turning off speed control There are two ways to turn off the speed control: • Depress the brake pedal. This will not erase your vehicle’s previously set speed.
  • Page 86 Driver Controls In Radio mode: • Press to access the next/previous preset station. In CD mode: • Press to listen to the next track on the disc. In any mode: • Press VOL + or - to adjust the volume. Climate control features Press TEMP + or - to adjust temperature.
  • Page 87 Driver Controls Press FAN + or - to adjust fan speed. PANORAMIC VISTA ROOF AND POWER SUNSHADES (IF EQUIPPED) The panoramic Vista Roof and power sunshade controls are located on the overhead console. Do not let children play with the panoramic Vista Roof power sunshade or leave children unattended in the vehicle.
  • Page 88 Driver Controls To open the panoramic Vista Roof : Press and hold to open manually. The panoramic Vista Roof is equipped with a one-touch open feature. Firmly press and release the rear control. The panoramic Vista Roof will open to the “comfort”...
  • Page 89 Driver Controls When programming your HomeLink Wireless Control System to a garage door or gate, be sure that people and objects are out of the way to prevent potential harm or damage. Do not use the HomeLink Wireless Control System with any garage door opener that lacks safety stop and reverse features as required by U.S.
  • Page 90 Driver Controls 3. Simultaneously press and hold both the chosen HomeLink and hand-held transmitter buttons until the HomeLink indicator light changes from a slow to a rapidly blinking light. Now you may release both the HomeLink and hand-held transmitter buttons. Note: Some entry gates and garage door openers may require you to replace Step 3 with procedures noted in the “Gate Operator and Canadian Programming”...
  • Page 91 Driver Controls Gate Operator & Canadian Programming During programming, your hand-held transmitter may automatically stop transmitting — not allowing enough time for HomeLink to accept the signal from the hand-held transmitter. After completing Steps 1 and 2 outlined in the “Programming” section, replace Step 3 with the following: Note: If programming a garage door opener or gate operator, it is advised to unplug the device during the “cycling”...
  • Page 92: Message Center

    Driver Controls Erasing HomeLink buttons To erase the three programmed buttons (individual buttons cannot be erased): • Press and hold the two outer HomeLink buttons until the indicator light begins to flash-after 20 seconds. Release both buttons. Do not hold for longer that 30 seconds.
  • Page 93 Driver Controls Selectable features Reset Press this control to select and reset functions shown in the INFO menu and SETUP menu. Info menu This control displays the following control displays: • Odometer • Trip Odometer A or B • Distance to Empty •...
  • Page 94 Driver Controls Average fuel economy (AFE) Select this function from the INFO menu to display your average fuel economy in miles/gallon or liters/100 km. If you calculate your average fuel economy by dividing 100 miles traveled by gallons of fuel used (kilometers traveled by liters used), your figure may be different than displayed for the following reasons: •...
  • Page 95 Driver Controls Usually, when something affects the compass readings, the compass will correct itself after a few days of operating your vehicle in normal conditions. If the compass still appears to be inaccurate, a manual calibration may be necessary. Refer to Compass zone/calibration adjustment.
  • Page 96 Driver Controls 5. Press and hold the RESET until the message center display changes to show the current zone setting. 6. Release the RESET control, then slowly press RESET down again. 7. Press the SETUP control repeatedly until the correct zone setting for your geographic location is displayed on the message center.
  • Page 97 Driver Controls Setup menu Press this control for the following displays: • System Check • Units (English/Metric) • Autolamp • Autolock • Autounlock • Power Liftgate (if equipped) • Easy entry/exit seat (if equipped) • Reverse sensing system (Park Assist) (if equipped) •...
  • Page 98 Driver Controls Units (English/Metric) 1. Select this function from the SETUP menu for the current units to be displayed. 2. Press the RESET control to change from English to Metric. Autolamp delay This feature keeps your headlights on for up to three minutes after the ignition is switched off.
  • Page 99 Driver Controls Easy entry/exit (if equipped) This feature automatically moves the drivers seat backwards for easy exit from the vehicle. 1. To disable/enable the easy entry/exit seat feature, select this function from the SETUP control for the current display mode. 2.
  • Page 100 Driver Controls 2. Pressing the RESET control cycles the message center through each of the language choices. Selectable languages are English, Spanish and French. 3. Press and hold the RESET control for 2 seconds to set the language choice. System warnings System warnings alert you to possible problems or malfunctions in your vehicle’s operating systems.
  • Page 101 Driver Controls Warnings Status Low fuel level Warning returns after 10 minutes Check brake system Low brake fluid level Warning returns after the ignition key is turned from LOCK/OFF to RUN Liftgate ajar Low tire pressure Tire pressure monitor fault Tire pressure sensor fault Compass data error Integrated key programming...
  • Page 102 Driver Controls TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR FAULT. Displayed when the Tire Pressure Monitoring System is malfunctioning. If the warning stays on or continues to come on, have the system inspected by your authorized dealer. TIRE PRESSURE SENSOR FAULT. Displayed when a tire pressure sensor is malfunctioning, or your spare tire is in use.
  • Page 103 Driver Controls POWER LIFTGATE (PLG) (IF EQUIPPED) You can power open or close the liftgate with the following controls. • instrument panel control button • integrated keyhead transmitter button • outside liftgate control button • control button in the rear cargo area Opening and Closing the power liftgate: WARNING: Make sure all persons are clear of the power liftgate area before using the power liftgate control.
  • Page 104 Driver Controls The Power Liftgate feature can be enabled or disabled using the Message Center. With the control in the OFF position, power operation is disabled from the liftgate handle button and from the rear cargo area button. The integrated keyhead transmitter and instrument panel switch will operate the liftgate regardless of the position state of the Message Center.
  • Page 105 Driver Controls Warning, keep clear of the liftgate when activating the rear switch. Note: The liftgate movement direction can be reversed with a second press of the instrument panel, or the rear cargo area control button, or a second double press of the integrated keyhead transmitter button. To power open the liftgate with outside liftgate control button: 1.
  • Page 106 Driver Controls Resetting the power liftgate: The power liftgate may not operate properly and may need to be reset if any of these conditions occur: • a low voltage or dead battery or disconnected battery • the liftgate has been left open or unlatched for more than six (6) hours To reset the power liftgate: 1.
  • Page 107 Driver Controls Make sure that the liftgate is closed to prevent exhaust fumes from being drawn into the vehicle. This will also prevent passengers and cargo from falling out. If you must drive with the liftgate door open, keep the vehicle well ventilated so outside air comes into the vehicle.
  • Page 108: Locks And Security

    Locks and Security KEYS Your vehicle is equipped with two Integrated Keyhead Transmitters (IKTs). The IKT functions as both a programmed ignition key that operates all the locks and starts the vehicle, and a remote keyless entry transmitter. Vehicles with a power liftgate will have a four-button IKT while vehicles without a power liftgate will have a three-button IKT.
  • Page 109 Locks and Security RECOMMENDED HANDLING OF THE INTEGRATED KEYHEAD TRANSMITTER (IKT) To avoid inadvertently activating the remote entry functions of your vehicle, it is recommended that the Integrated Keyhead Transmitter (IKT) be handled properly when starting and turning off your vehicle. When inserting the IKT into the ignition cylinder, place your thumb on the center thumb rest of the IKT...
  • Page 110: Locks

    Locks and Security POWER DOOR LOCKS • Press the control to unlock all doors. • Press the control to lock all doors. Smart locks This feature helps to prevent you from locking yourself out of the vehicle if your key is still in the ignition. When you open one of the front doors or the liftgate and you lock the vehicle with the power door lock control (on the driver or passenger door trim panel), all the doors will lock, then all doors will automatically...
  • Page 111 Locks and Security Deactivating/activating autolock feature Your vehicle comes with the autolock features activated; there are four methods to enable/disable this feature: • Through your authorized dealer, • by using a power door unlock/lock procedure, • using a keypad procedure (if equipped), or •...
  • Page 112 Locks and Security Keyless entry key pad autolock enable/disable procedure 1. Turn the ignition to the 1 (LOCK) position. 2. Close all the doors. 3. Enter factory–set 5–digit entry code. 4. Press and hold the 3 • 4. While holding the 3 • 4 press the 7 • 8. 5.
  • Page 113 Locks and Security Power door lock switch autounlock enable/disable procedure Before starting, ensure the ignition is in the 1 (LOCK) position and all vehicle doors are closed. You must complete Steps 1–5 within 30 seconds or the procedure will have to be repeated. If the procedure needs to be repeated, wait a minimum of 30 seconds before beginning again.
  • Page 114 Locks and Security 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. The childproof locks are located on rear edge of each rear door and must be set separately for each door.
  • Page 115 Locks and Security There are 2 possible types of IKTs: • Vehicles equipped with a power lift gate • Vehicles not equipped with a power lift gate The typical operating range for your IKT is approximately 33 feet (10 meters). A decrease in operating range could be caused by: •...
  • Page 116 Locks and Security The IKT allows you to: • remotely unlock the vehicle doors. • remotely lock all the vehicle doors. • remotely open the power liftgate (if equipped). • activate the personal alarm. • arm and disarm the perimeter anti-theft system. •...
  • Page 117 Locks and Security Note: The ignition must be in the 1 (LOCK) position and the accessory delay feature must be not activated in order for this feature to operate. Locking the doors 1. Press and release to lock all the doors. The turn lamps will flash. 2.
  • Page 118 Locks and Security Note: The panic alarm will only operate when the ignition is in the 1 (LOCK) position. Memory seat feature (if equipped) The Integrated Keyhead Transmitter allows you to recall the memory seat/mirror feature. Press to automatically move the seat/mirror to the desired memory position.
  • Page 119 Locks and Security To replace the battery: 1. Twist a thin coin in the slot of the IKT near the key ring in order to remove the battery cover. 2. Do not wipe off any grease on the battery terminals on the back surface of the circuit board.
  • Page 120 Locks and Security Illuminated entry The interior lamps and puddle lamps (if equipped) illuminate when the Integrated Keyhead Transmitter or the keyless entry system keypad is used to unlock the door(s). The illuminated entry system will turn off the interior lights if: •...
  • Page 121 Locks and Security 1. Place the key in the ignition and turn the ignition to the 3 (RUN) position. 2. Press the power door unlock control on the door panel three times. 3. Turn the ignition from the 3 (RUN) position to the 1 (LOCK) position.
  • Page 122 Locks and Security KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM You can use the keyless entry keypad to: • lock or unlock the doors without using a key. • recall memory seat/power mirrors positions (if equipped). The keypad can be operated with the factory set 5–digit entry code; this code is located on the owner’s wallet card in the glove box and is available from your authorized dealer.
  • Page 123: Anti-Theft System

    Locks and Security Erasing personal code 1. Enter the factory set 5–digit code. 2. Within five seconds, press the 1 • 2 on the keypad and release. 3. Press and hold the 1 • 2 for two seconds. This must be done within five seconds of completing Step 2.
  • Page 124 Locks and Security Your vehicle comes with two coded Integrated Keyhead Transmitters; additional coded IKTs may be purchased from your authorized dealer. Standard SecuriLock keys without remote entry transmitter functionality can also be purchased from your authorized dealer if desired. The authorized dealer can program your spare IKTs to your vehicle or you can program the IKTs yourself.
  • Page 125 Locks and Security The theft indicator will flash every two seconds to act as a theft deterrent when the vehicle is armed. Automatic disarming The vehicle is disarmed immediately after the ignition is turned to the 3 (RUN) position. The theft indicator will illuminate for three seconds and then go out. If the theft indicator stays on for an extended period of time or flashes rapidly, have the system serviced by your authorized dealer.
  • Page 126 Locks and Security • If two previously programmed coded keys are not available, you must take your vehicle to your authorized dealer to have the spare key(s) programmed. Please read and understand the entire procedure before you begin. 1. Insert the first previously programmed coded key into the ignition.
  • Page 127 Locks and Security PERIMETER ALARM SYSTEM The perimeter anti-theft system will help protect your vehicle from unauthorized entry. If there is any potential perimeter anti-theft problem with your vehicle, ensure ALL Integrated Keyhead Transmitters are brought to the authorized dealer to aid in troubleshooting. Arming the system When armed, this system will respond if unauthorized entry is attempted.
  • Page 128 Locks and Security Each door, the hood, and the liftgate is armed individually, and if any are open, they must be closed before the open entry point (door, hood, or liftgate) can enter the 20 second countdown. The turn signal lamps will flash once when all doors, the hood and the liftgate are closed indicating the vehicle is locked and entering the 20 second countdown.
  • Page 129: Seating And Safety Restraints

    Seating and Safety Restraints SEATING Notes: Reclining the seatback can cause an occupant to slide under the seat’s safety belt, resulting in severe personal injuries in the event of a collision. Do not pile cargo higher than the seatbacks to reduce the risk of injury in a collision or sudden stop.
  • Page 130 Seating and Safety Restraints Push release button to lower head restraint. Using the manual lumbar support (if equipped) The lumbar control is located on the side of the seat cushion. Lift up or down to adjust lumbar support. Adjusting the front power seat Never adjust the driver’s seat or seatback when the vehicle is moving.
  • Page 131 Seating and Safety Restraints Sitting improperly out of position or with the seat back reclined too far can take off weight from the seat cushion and affect the decision of the front passenger sensing system, resulting in serious injury or death in a crash. Always sit upright against your seatback, with your feet on the floor.
  • Page 132 Seating and Safety Restraints Power recline (if equipped) Press the control to recline the seatback forward or rearward. Using the power lumbar support (if equipped) The power lumbar control is located on the outboard side of the seat. Press one side of the control to adjust firmness.
  • Page 133 Seating and Safety Restraints A position can only be recalled when the transmission gearshift is in Park (automatic transmission). A memory seat position may be programmed at any time. The memory seat positions are also recalled when you press your remote entry transmitter UNLOCK control and the transmitter is programmed to a memory seat position or when you enter a valid customer code 1 or 2 on the keypad.
  • Page 134 Seating and Safety Restraints Heated and cooled seats (if equipped) Heated seats The heated seats will only function when the engine is running. To operate the heated seats: Press once to activate the high heat setting (3 indicator lights). Continue pressing to scroll through the other settings;...
  • Page 135 Seating and Safety Restraints • There is a filter located under each front seat. • The filter can be accessed from the first row seat. Move the front seats all the way back and up to ease access. To remove an air filter: •...
  • Page 136 Seating and Safety Restraints To install a filter: • First, position the filter in it’s housing making sure that the far forward end is all the way up in the housing. Then push in on the center of the outside edge of the filter and rotate up into the housing until it clips into position.
  • Page 137 Seating and Safety Restraints Folding down the 60/40 rear seats Note: The head restraints should be placed in the full down position before folding the seatback down. Note: Ensure that no objects such as books, purses, or briefcases are on the floor in front of, are on, or under the second row seat cushion before actuating the release lever to cycle the seats to the load-floor position.
  • Page 138 Seating and Safety Restraints Press and hold the control mechanism to lower the seatback. The top portion lowers the right (40%) seatback, and the bottom portion lowers the left (60%) seatback. Returning the 2nd row seatback to the upright position Before returning the seatback to its original position, make sure that cargo or any objects are not trapped behind the seatback.
  • Page 139 Seating and Safety Restraints Seat mounted armrest and cupholders Your vehicle is equipped with a rear seat armrest. To fold the armrest down, release the latch located on the seatback by pressing down and pulling forward. To access the cup holders, lift up one of the slotted areas on the cover.
  • Page 140: Safety Restraints

    Seating and Safety Restraints Rear heated seats (if equipped) The rear seat heat controls are located on the rear door panels. To operate the heated seats: • Push the indicated side of the control for maximum heat. • Push again to deactivate. •...
  • Page 141 Seating and Safety Restraints • Front passenger sensing system • “Passenger airbag off” or “pass airbag off” indicator lamp • Front crash severity sensors. • Restraints Control Module (RCM) with impact and safing sensors. • Restraint system warning light and back-up tone. •...
  • Page 142 Seating and Safety Restraints levels of crash severity and modify the deployment strategy of the dual-stage airbags and safety belt pretensioners. Driver’s seat position sensor The driver’s seat position sensor allows your Personal Safety System tailor the deployment level of the driver dual-stage airbag based on seat position.
  • Page 143 Seating and Safety Restraints allows your Personal Safety System to tailor the airbag deployment and safety belt pretensioner activation depending upon safety belt usage. Refer to Safety belt section in this chapter. Front safety belt pretensioners The safety belt pretensioners at the front outboard seating positions are designed to tighten the safety belts firmly against the occupant’s body during frontal collisions, and in rollover and side collisions when the Safety Canopy is activated.
  • Page 144 Seating and Safety Restraints Safety belt precautions Always drive and ride with your seatback upright and the lap belt snug and low across the hips. To reduce the risk of injury, make sure children sit where they can be properly restrained. Never let a passenger hold a child on his or her lap while the vehicle is moving.
  • Page 145 Seating and Safety Restraints Combination lap and shoulder belts 1. Insert the belt tongue into the proper buckle (the buckle closest to the direction the tongue is coming from) until you hear a snap and feel it latch. Make sure the tongue is securely fastened in the buckle.
  • Page 146 Seating and Safety Restraints All safety restraints in the vehicle are combination lap and shoulder belts. All of the passenger combination lap and shoulder belts have two types of locking modes described below: Vehicle sensitive mode This is the normal retractor mode, which allows free shoulder belt length adjustment to your movements and locking in response to vehicle movement.
  • Page 147 Seating and Safety Restraints When to use the automatic locking mode In this mode, the shoulder belt is automatically pre-locked. The belt will still retract to remove any slack in the shoulder belt. The automatic locking mode is not available on the driver safety belt. This mode should be used any time a child safety seat, except a booster, is installed in passenger front or rear seating positions.
  • Page 148 Seating and Safety Restraints Safety belt height adjustment Your vehicle has safety belt height adjustments at the front outboard seating positions. Adjust the height of the shoulder belt so the belt rests across the middle of your shoulder. To adjust the shoulder belt height, pull on the center button and slide the height adjuster up or down.
  • Page 149 Seating and Safety Restraints To adjust the comfort guide: 1. Slip the shoulder belt into the belt guide. 2. Slide the guide up or down along the webbing so that the belt is centered on the occupant’s shoulder. Position the safety belt comfort guide so that the belt rests across the middle of your shoulder.
  • Page 150 Seating and Safety Restraints Safety belt maintenance Inspect the safety belt systems periodically to make sure they work properly and are not damaged. Inspect the safety belts to make sure there are no nicks, tears or cuts. Replace if necessary. All safety belt assemblies, including retractors, buckles, front safety belt buckle assemblies, buckle support assemblies (slide bar-if equipped), shoulder belt height adjusters (if equipped), shoulder belt guide on seatback (if...
  • Page 151 Seating and Safety Restraints Belt-Minder The Belt-Minder feature is a supplemental warning to the safety belt warning function. This feature provides additional reminders by intermittently sounding a chime and illuminating the safety belt warning light in the instrument cluster when the driver’s and front passenger’s safety belt is unbuckled.
  • Page 152 Seating and Safety Restraints If... Then... The driver’s or front passenger’s The Belt-Minder feature is safety belt becomes unbuckled for activated - the safety belt warning approximately 1 minute while the light illuminates and the warning vehicle is traveling at least 3 mph chime sounds for 6 seconds every (5 km/h) and more than 1-2 30 seconds, repeating for...
  • Page 153 Seating and Safety Restraints Reasons given... Consider... “Traffic is light” Nearly 1 of 2 deaths occur in single-vehicle crashes, many when no other vehicles are around. “Belts wrinkle my clothes” Possibly, but a serious crash can do much more than wrinkle your clothes, particularly if you are unbelted.
  • Page 154 Seating and Safety Restraints Read Steps 1 - 4 thoroughly before proceeding with the deactivation/activation programming procedure. Note: The driver and front passenger Belt-Minder features must be disabled/enabled separately. Both cannot be disable/enabled during the same key cycle. The driver and front passenger Belt-Minder features can be deactivated/activated by performing the following procedure: Before following the procedure, make sure that: •...
  • Page 155: Airbags

    Seating and Safety Restraints • This will enable the Belt-Minder feature for that seating position if it is currently disabled. As confirmation, the safety belt warning light will flash 4 times per second for 3 seconds, followed by 3 seconds with the light off, then followed by the safety belt warning light flashing 4 times per second for 3 seconds again.
  • Page 156 Seating and Safety Restraints National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recommends a minimum distance of at least 10 inches (25 cm) between an occupant’s chest and the driver airbag module. Never place your arm over the airbag module as a deploying airbag can result in serious arm fractures or other injuries.
  • Page 157 Seating and Safety Restraints Children and airbags Children must always be properly restrained. Accident statistics suggest that children are safer when properly restrained in the rear seating positions than in the front seating position. Failure to follow these instructions may increase the risk of injury in a collision.
  • Page 158 Seating and Safety Restraints The airbags inflate and deflate rapidly upon activation. After airbag deployment, it is normal to notice a smoke-like, powdery residue or smell the burnt propellant. This may consist of cornstarch, talcum powder (to lubricate the bag) or sodium compounds (e.g., baking soda) that result from the combustion process that inflates the...
  • Page 159 Seating and Safety Restraints • a readiness light and tone • and the electrical wiring which connects the components • Side curtain airbag system. Refer to Safety Canopy system later in this chapter. • Front passenger sensing system. Refer to Front passenger sensing system.
  • Page 160 Seating and Safety Restraints The front passenger sensing system uses a passenger airbag off or pass airbag off indicator which will illuminate and stay lit to remind you that the front passenger frontal airbag is disabled. The indicator lamp is located in the center stack of the instrument panel above the climate controls.
  • Page 161 Seating and Safety Restraints • If the indicator lamp remains lit even after this, the person should be advised to ride in the rear seat. Pass Airbag Off Occupant Passenger Airbag Indicator Lamp Empty seat Unlit Disabled Small child in child Disabled safety seat or booster Small child with safety...
  • Page 162 Seating and Safety Restraints Pass Airbag Off Objects Passenger Airbag Indicator Lamp Small (i.e. 3 ring Unlit Disabled binder, small purse, bottled water) Medium (i.e. heavy Disabled briefcase, fully packed luggage) Empty seat, or small Disabled to medium object with safety belt buckled If you think that the status of the passenger airbag off indicator lamp is incorrect, check for the following:...
  • Page 163 Seating and Safety Restraints In case there is a problem with the front passenger sensing system, the airbag readiness light in the instrument cluster will stay lit. If the airbag readiness light is lit, do the following: The driver and/or adult passengers should check for any objects that may be lodged underneath the front passenger seat or cargo interfering with the seat.
  • Page 164 Seating and Safety Restraints A difficulty with the system is indicated by one or more of the following: • The readiness light (same light for front and side airbag system) will either flash or stay lit. • The readiness light will not illuminate immediately after ignition is turned on.
  • Page 165 Seating and Safety Restraints How does the side airbag system work? The design and development of the side airbag system included recommended testing procedures that were developed by a group of automotive safety experts known as the Side Airbag Technical Working Group.
  • Page 166 Seating and Safety Restraints Several air bag system components get hot after inflation. Do not touch them after inflation. If the side airbag has deployed, the airbag will not function again. The side airbag system (including the seat) must be inspected and serviced by an authorized dealer.
  • Page 167 Seating and Safety Restraints Safety Canopy system Do not place objects or mount equipment on or near the headliner at the siderail that may come into contact with a deploying Safety Canopy . Failure to follow these instructions may increase the risk of personal injury in the event of a collision.
  • Page 168 Seating and Safety Restraints How does the Safety Canopy system work? The design and development of the Safety Canopy system included recommended testing procedures that were developed by a group of automotive safety experts known as the Side Airbag Technical Working Group.
  • Page 169 Seating and Safety Restraints The Safety Canopy system is designed to activate when the vehicle sustains lateral deceleration sufficient to cause the side crash sensor to close an electrical circuit that initiates Safety Canopy inflation or when a certain likelihood of a rollover event is detected by the rollover sensor. The Safety Canopy is mounted to roof side-rail sheet metal, behind the headliner, along the entire side of the vehicle.
  • Page 170: Child Restraints

    Seating and Safety Restraints Any difficulty with the system is indicated by one or more of the following: • The readiness airbag light (same light as for front airbag system) will either flash or stay lit. • The readiness light will not illuminate immediately after ignition is turned on.
  • Page 171 Seating and Safety Restraints Children and safety belts If the child is the proper size, restrain the child in a safety seat. 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 airbag precautions that apply to adult passengers in your vehicle.
  • Page 172 Seating and Safety Restraints Booster seats should be used until you can answer YES to ALL of these questions: • Can the child sit all the way back against the vehicle seat back with knees bent comfortably at the edge of the seat without slouching? •...
  • Page 173 Seating and Safety Restraints Children and booster seats vary widely in size and shape. Choose a booster that keeps the lap belt low and snug across the hips, never up across the stomach, and lets you adjust the shoulder belt to cross the chest and rest snugly near the center of the shoulder.
  • Page 174 Seating and Safety Restraints Never use pillows, books, or towels to boost a child. They can slide around and increase the likelihood of injury or death in a collision. 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.
  • Page 175 Seating and Safety Restraints and anchors, refer to Attaching safety seats with tether straps in this chapter. For more information of LATCH anchors refer to Attaching safety seats with LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) attachments in this chapter. Carefully follow all of the manufacturer’s instructions included with the safety seat you put in your vehicle.
  • Page 176 Seating and Safety Restraints 2. Pull down on the shoulder belt and then grasp the shoulder belt and lap belt together. 3. While holding the shoulder and lap belt portions together, route the tongue through the child seat according to the child seat manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Page 177 Seating and Safety Restraints 5. To put the retractor in the automatic locking mode, grasp the shoulder portion of the belt and pull downward until all of the belt is pulled out and a click is heard. 6. Allow the belt to retract. The belt will click as it retracts to indicate it is in the automatic locking mode.
  • Page 178 Seating and Safety Restraints Attaching child safety seats with tether straps Most new forward-facing child safety seats include a tether strap which goes over the back of the seat and hooks to an anchoring point. Tether straps are available as an accessory for many older safety seats. Contact the manufacturer of your child seat for information about ordering a tether strap.
  • Page 179 Seating and Safety Restraints 4. Clip the tether strap to the anchor as shown. If the tether strap is clipped incorrectly, the child safety seat may not be retained properly in the event of a collision. 5. Install the child safety seat tightly using the LATCH anchors or safety belts.
  • Page 180 Seating and Safety Restraints inches (500 mm) apart. Do not attach a child seat to any lower anchor if an adjacent child seat is attached to that anchor. Never attach two LATCH child safety seats to the same anchor. In a crash, one anchor may not be strong enough to hold two child safety seat attachments and may break, causing serious injury or death.
  • Page 181: Tires, Wheels And Loading

    Tires, Wheels and Loading NOTICE TO UTILITY VEHICLE AND TRUCK OWNERS Utility vehicles handle differently than passenger cars in the various driving conditions that are encountered on streets, highways and off-road. Utility vehicles are not designed for cornering at speeds as high as passenger cars any more than low-slung sports cars are designed to perform satisfactorily...
  • Page 182 Tires, Wheels and Loading Note: Your AWD vehicle is not intended for off-road use. The AWD feature gives your vehicle some limited off-road capabilities in which driving surfaces are relatively level, obstruction-free and otherwise similar to normal on-road driving conditions. Operating your vehicle under other than those conditions could subject the vehicle to excessive stress which might result in damage which is not covered under your warranty.
  • Page 183 Tires, Wheels and Loading • Narrower — to provide greater maneuverability in tight spaces. As a result of the above dimensional differences, Utility Vehicles often will have a higher center of gravity and a greater difference in center of gravity between the loaded and unloaded condition.
  • Page 184 Tires, Wheels and Loading Treadwear The treadwear grade is a comparative rating based on the wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled conditions on a specified government test course. For example, a tire graded 150 would wear one and one-half (1 1/2) times as well on the government course as a tire graded 100.
  • Page 185 Tires, Wheels and Loading Glossary of tire terminology • Tire label: A label showing the OE (Original Equipment) tire sizes, recommended inflation pressure and the maximum weight the vehicle can carry. • Tire Identification Number (TIN): A number on the sidewall of each tire providing information about the tire brand and manufacturing plant, tire size and date of manufacture.
  • Page 186: Tire Inflation

    Tires, Wheels and Loading Every day before you drive, check your tires. If one looks lower than the others, use a tire gauge to check pressure of all tires and adjust if required. At least once a month and before long trips, inspect each tire and check the tire pressure with a tire gauge (including spare, if equipped).
  • Page 187 Tires, Wheels and Loading When weather temperature changes occur, tire inflation pressures also change. A 10°F (6°C) temperature drop can cause a corresponding drop of 1 psi (7 kPa) in inflation pressure. Check your tire pressures frequently and adjust them to the proper pressure which can be found on the Safety Compliance Certification Label or Tire Label.
  • Page 188 Tires, Wheels and Loading TIRE CARE Inspecting your tires Periodically inspect the tire treads for uneven or excessive wear and remove objects such as stones, nails or glass that may be wedged in the tread grooves. Check for holes or cuts that may permit air leakage from the tire and make necessary repairs.
  • Page 189 Tires, Wheels and Loading Tires degrade over time depending on many factors such as weather, storage conditions, and conditions of use (load, speed, inflation pressure, etc.) the tires experience throughout their lives. In general, tires should be replaced after six years regardless of tread wear.
  • Page 190 Tires, Wheels and Loading Only use replacement tires and wheels that are the same size, load index, speed rating and type (such as P-metric versus LT-metric or all-season versus all-terrain) as those originally provided by Ford. The recommended tire and wheel size may be found on either the Safety Compliance Certification Label or the Tire Label which is located on the B-Pillar or edge of the driver’s door.
  • Page 191 Tires, Wheels and Loading The tire pressure sensors mounted in the wheels (originally installed on your vehicle) are not designed to be used in aftermarket wheels. The use of wheels or tires not recommended by Ford Motor Company may affect the operation of your Tire Pressure Monitoring System. If the TPMS indicator is flashing, your TPMS is malfunctioning.
  • Page 192 Tires, Wheels and Loading Tire and wheel alignment A bad jolt from hitting a curb or pothole can cause the front end of your vehicle to become misaligned or cause damage to your tires. If your vehicle seems to pull to one side when you’re driving, the wheels may be out of alignment.
  • Page 193 Tires, Wheels and Loading Note: If your tires show uneven wear ask an authorized dealer to check for and correct any wheel misalignment, tire imbalance or mechanical problem involved before tire rotation. Note: Your vehicle may be equipped with a dissimilar spare tire/wheel. A dissimilar spare tire/wheel is defined as a spare tire and/or wheel that is different in brand, size or appearance from the road tires and wheels.
  • Page 194 Tires, Wheels and Loading 4. R: Indicates a “radial” type tire. 5. 15: Indicates the wheel or rim diameter in inches. If you change your wheel size, you will have to purchase new tires to match the new wheel diameter. 6.
  • Page 195 Tires, Wheels and Loading 8. U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number (TIN): This begins with the letters “DOT” and indicates that the tire meets all federal standards. The next two numbers or letters are the plant code designating where it was manufactured, the next two are the tire size code and the last four numbers represent the week and year the tire was built.
  • Page 196 Tires, Wheels and Loading 13. Maximum Permissible Inflation Pressure: Indicates the tire manufacturers’ maximum permissible pressure and/or the pressure at which the maximum load can be carried by the tire. This pressure is normally higher than the manufacturer’s recommended cold inflation pressure which can be found on the Safety Compliance Certification Label or Tire Label which is located on the B-Pillar or the edge of the driver’s door.
  • Page 197 Tires, Wheels and Loading Information on “T” type tires “T” type tires have some additional information beyond those of “P” type tires; these differences are described below: T145/80D16 is an example of a tire size. Note: The temporary tire size for your vehicle may be different from this example.
  • Page 198: Tire Pressure Monitoring System (Tpms)

    Tires, Wheels and Loading TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS) Each tire, including the spare (if provided), should be checked monthly when cold and inflated to the inflation pressure recommended by the vehicle manufacturer on the vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label. (If your vehicle has tires of a different size than the size indicated on the vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label, you should determine the proper tire inflation pressure for those tires.)
  • Page 199 Tires, Wheels and Loading Changing tires with TPMS Each road tire is equipped with a tire pressure sensor fastened to the inside rim of the wheel. The pressure sensor is covered by the tire and is not visible unless the tire is removed. The pressure sensor is located opposite (180 degrees) from the valve stem.
  • Page 200 Tires, Wheels and Loading When you believe your system is not operating properly The main function of the Tire Pressure Monitoring System is to warn you when your tires need air. It can also warn you in the event the system is no longer capable of functioning as intended.
  • Page 201 Tires, Wheels and Loading Low Tire Pressure Possible cause Customer Action Required Warning Light Flashing Warning Spare tire in use Your temporary spare tire is in Light use. Repair the damaged road wheel and re-mount it on the vehicle to restore system functionality.
  • Page 202: Vehicle Loading

    Tires, Wheels and Loading SNOW TIRES AND CHAINS Snow tires must be the same size and grade as the tires you currently have on your vehicle. 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.
  • Page 203 Tires, Wheels and Loading Payload – is the combined weight of cargo and passengers that the vehicle is carrying. The maximum payload for your vehicle can be found on the Tire Label on the B-Pillar or the edge of the driver’s door (vehicles exported outside the US and Canada may not have a Tire Label).
  • Page 204 Tires, Wheels and Loading Example only: Cargo Weight – includes all weight added to the Base Curb Weight, including cargo and optional equipment. When towing, trailer tongue load weight is also part of cargo weight. GAW (Gross Axle Weight) – is the total weight placed on each axle (front and rear) –...
  • Page 205 Tires, Wheels and Loading GAWR (Gross Axle Weight Rating) – is the maximum allowable weight that can be carried by a single axle (front or rear). These numbers are shown on the Safety Compliance Certification Label located on the B-Pillar or the edge of the driver’s door. The total load on each axle must never exceed its GAWR.
  • Page 206 Tires, Wheels and Loading GCW (Gross Combined Weight) – is the weight of the loaded vehicle (GVW) plus the weight of the fully loaded trailer. GCWR (Gross Combined Weight Rating) – is the maximum allowable weight of the vehicle and the loaded trailer – including all cargo and passengers –...
  • Page 207 Tires, Wheels and Loading 3. Subtract the combined weight of the driver and passengers from XXX kg or XXX lbs. 4. The resulting figure equals the available amount of cargo and luggage load capacity. For example, if the “XXX” amount equals 1,400 lbs. and there will be five 150 lb.
  • Page 208: Trailer Towing

    Tires, Wheels and Loading The above calculations also assume that the loads are positioned in your vehicle in a manner that does not overload the Front or the Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating specified for your vehicle on the Safety Compliance Certification Label found on the edge of the driver’s door.
  • Page 209 Tires, Wheels and Loading GCWR (Gross Combined Weight Rating)/Trailer Weight Engine Maximum Trailer weight Tongue GCWR-lb. (kg) range-lb. (kg) load-lb. (kg) (0-Maximum) (0-Maximum) 3.5L Class I 7350 (3334) 0–2000 (0-907) 0–200 (0–91) towing (standard) 3.5L Class II 8470 (3810) 0–3500 (0–1588) 0–350 (0–159) towing (optional) GCWR (Gross Combined Weight Rating)/Trailer Weight...
  • Page 210 Tires, Wheels and Loading Hitches Do not use hitches that clamp onto the vehicle’s bumper or attach to the axle. 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 hook retainers on the hitch.
  • Page 211 Tires, Wheels and Loading Trailer tow connector (equipped on vehicles with a Class II trailer tow/prep package) The trailer tow connector is located under the rear bumper, on the driver’s side of the vehicle. Refer to the following chart for information regarding the factory-equipped trailer tow connector: Trailer tow connector Color...
  • Page 212: Recreational Towing

    Tires, Wheels and Loading Trailer towing tips • Practice turning, stopping and backing up before starting on a trip to get the feel of the vehicle trailer combination. When turning, make wider turns so the trailer wheels will clear curbs and other obstacles. •...
  • Page 213 Tires, Wheels and Loading All Wheel Drive (AWD) vehicles: Tow your All Wheel Drive vehicle with all four wheels on the ground or with all four wheels off the ground using a vehicle transport trailer. Do not tow your All Wheel Drive vehicle with the front wheels off the ground (by using a tow dolly) and the rear wheels on the ground.
  • Page 214: Driving

    Driving STARTING Positions of the ignition 1. LOCK, locks the automatic transaxle gearshift lever and allows key removal. This position also shuts the engine and all electrical accessories off without locking the steering wheel. To lock the steering wheel, remove the key then turn the steering wheel.
  • Page 215 Driving 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.
  • Page 216 Driving • Make sure the gearshift is in P (Park). 3. Turn the key to 3 (RUN) without turning the key to 4 (START). Some warning lights will briefly illuminate. See Warning lights and chimes in the Instrument Cluster chapter for more information regarding the warning lights.
  • Page 217: Brakes

    Driving Note: If the engine does not start within five seconds on the first try, turn the key to LOCK, wait 10 seconds and try again. If the engine still fails to start, press the accelerator to the floor and try again; this will allow the engine to crank with the fuel shut off in case the engine is flooded with fuel.
  • Page 218 Driving Refer to Brake system warning light in the Instrument Cluster chapter for information on the brake BRAKE system warning light. Four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS) Your vehicle is equipped with an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS). This system helps you maintain steering control during emergency stops by keeping the brakes from locking.
  • Page 219 Driving Parking brake Apply the parking brake whenever the vehicle is parked. To set the parking brake, press the parking brake pedal down until the pedal stops. The BRAKE warning lamp in the instrument cluster illuminates and remains illuminated (when the BRAKE ignition is turned ON) until the parking brake is released.
  • Page 220 Driving The Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) will work with the regular brakes in order to prevent wheel lock during a braking event. This feature will also help provide better steerability during braking. During AdvanceTrac with RSC operation you may experience the following: •...
  • Page 221 Driving During Electronic Stability Control events the “sliding car” icon in the instrument cluster will flash momentarily. Driving maneuvers which may activate AdvanceTrac with RSC system include: • Taking a turn too fast. • Maneuvering quickly to avoid an accident, pedestrian or obstacle. •...
  • Page 222 Driving The AdvanceTrac with RSC button, located on the center stack of the instrument panel, allows the driver to control certain features of the AdvanceTrac with RSC system below 45 mph (70 km/h). If the vehicle is below 45 mph (70 km/h), pressing the AdvanceTrac with RSC button will disable RSC, ESC and Engine Traction Control and steadily illuminate the “sliding car”...
  • Page 223: Transmission Operation

    Driving • Some noise is normal during operation. If the noise is excessive, check for a low power steering fluid level before seeking service by your authorized dealer. • Heavy or uneven steering efforts may be caused by a low power steering fluid level.
  • Page 224 Driving 1. Apply the parking brake, turn ignition key to LOCK, then remove the key. 2. Using a screwdriver (or similar tool), remove the protective cover to the interlock release access hole on the console. Insert the screwdriver (or similar tool) to release the interlock.
  • Page 225 Driving provide consistent shift feel over the life of the vehicle. A new vehicle or transaxle may have firm and/or soft shifts. This operation is considered normal and will not affect function or durability of the transaxle. Over time, the adaptive learning process will fully update transaxle operation. Additionally, whenever the battery is disconnected or a new battery installed, the strategy must be relearned.
  • Page 226 Driving R (Reverse) With the gearshift lever in R (Reverse), the vehicle will move backward. Always come to a complete stop before shifting into and out of R (Reverse). N (Neutral) With the gearshift lever in N (Neutral), the vehicle can be started and is free to roll.
  • Page 227 Driving L (Low) • Provides maximum engine braking. • Will downshift to the lowest available gear for the current vehicle speed; allows for first gear when vehicle reaches slower speeds. If your vehicle gets stuck in mud or snow If your vehicle gets stuck in mud or snow, it may be rocked out by shifting between forward and reverse gears, stopping between shifts in a steady pattern.
  • Page 228 Driving Certain add-on devices such as large trailer hitches, bike or surfboard racks and any device that may block the normal detection zone of the RSS system may create false beeps. The RSS detects obstacles up to six feet (two meters) from the rear bumper with a decreased coverage area at the outer corners of the bumper, (refer to the figures for...
  • Page 229 Driving ALL WHEEL DRIVE (AWD) SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED) Your vehicle may be equipped with a full-time All Wheel Drive (AWD) system. With the AWD option, power will be delivered to the front wheels and distributed to the rear wheels as needed. The AWD system is active all the time and requires no input from the operator.
  • Page 230 Driving If your vehicle goes off the edge of the pavement • If your vehicle goes off the edge of the pavement, slow down, but avoid severe brake application, ease the vehicle back onto the pavement only after reducing your speed. Do not turn the steering wheel too sharply while returning to the road surface.
  • Page 231 Driving Emergency maneuvers • In an unavoidable emergency situation where a sudden sharp turn must be made, remember to avoid “over-driving” your vehicle (i.e., turn the steering wheel only as rapidly and as far as required to avoid the emergency). Excessive steering will result in less vehicle control, not more.
  • Page 232 Driving be required from another vehicle. Remember, you may be able to back out the way you came if you proceed with caution. Mud and water If you must drive through high water, drive slowly. Traction or brake capability may be limited. When driving through water, determine the depth;...
  • Page 233 Driving the route you will use. Do not drive over the crest of a hill without seeing what conditions are on the other side. Do not drive in reverse over a hill without the aid of an observer. When climbing a steep slope or hill, start in a lower gear rather than downshifting to a lower gear from a higher gear once the ascent has started.
  • Page 234 Driving Make sure you allow sufficient distance between you and other vehicles for stopping. Drive slower than usual and consider using one of the lower gears. In emergency stopping situations, apply the brake steadily. Since your vehicle is equipped with a four wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS), do not “pump”...
  • Page 235: Roadside Emergencies

    • winch out – available within 100 feet (30.5 meters) of a paved or county maintained road, no recoveries. • towing – Ford/Mercury/Lincoln eligible vehicle towed to an authorized dealer within 35 miles (56.3 km) of the disablement location or to the nearest authorized dealer.
  • Page 236 Owner Guide portfolio in the glove compartment. In Canada, the card is found in the Customer Information Guide in the glove compartment. U.S. Ford or Mercury vehicle customers who require roadside assistance, call 1–800–241–3673; Lincoln vehicle customers call 1–800–521–4140. Canadian customers who require roadside assistance, call 1–800–665–2006.
  • Page 237: Fuel Pump Shut-Off Switch

    Roadside Emergencies Note: With extended use, the flasher may run down your battery. FUEL PUMP SHUT-OFF SWITCH This device stops the electric fuel pump from sending fuel to the engine when your vehicle has had a substantial jolt. After an accident, if the engine cranks but does not start, this switch may have been activated.
  • Page 238 Roadside Emergencies Standard fuse amperage rating and color COLOR Cartridge Fuse Mini Standard Maxi Fuse link maxi rating fuses fuses fuses cartridge fuses Grey Grey — — — Violet Violet — — — Pink Pink — — — — — —...
  • Page 239 Roadside Emergencies The fuses are coded as follows. Fuse/Relay Fuse Amp Passenger Compartment Fuse Location Rating Panel Description Driver front smart window Not used (Spare) Family entertainment system (FES)/Rear seat control Passenger front smart window Keypad illumination, 2nd row seat, Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), Brake Shift Interlock (BSI) Turn signals...
  • Page 240 Roadside Emergencies Fuse/Relay Fuse Amp Passenger Compartment Fuse Location Rating Panel Description Backlighting, Puddle lamps All wheel drive 7.5A Power mirror switch, Driver side power seat memory, Driver seat module – Keep alive power (KA) 7.5A Not used Power liftgate module Climate control Not used (Spare) All power lock motor feeds,...
  • Page 241 Roadside Emergencies Fuse/Relay Fuse Amp Passenger Compartment Fuse Location Rating Panel Description Climate control THX System Radio Not used (Spare) Delayed accessory function for radio and lock switch illumination Not used (Spare) Rear wiper logic Customer accessory feed Front wiper logic, Climate control relay feed 7.5A Occupant Classification Sensor...
  • Page 242 Roadside Emergencies The high-current fuses are coded as follows: Fuse/Relay Fuse Amp Power Distribution Box Location Rating Description — Not used — Blower motor relay — Not used — Not used 40A** Cooling fan (vehicles with trailer tow) 60A** Cooling fan (vehicles without trailer tow) 40A** Cooling fan (trailer tow only)
  • Page 243 Roadside Emergencies Fuse/Relay Fuse Amp Power Distribution Box Location Rating Description 40A** ABS pump motor 30A** Front heated seats 20A** Cigar lighter/Power point 30A** Panorama moon roof — Fuel pump diode — PCM relay 7.5A* PCM – Keep alive power (KA) —...
  • Page 244 Roadside Emergencies Fuse/Relay Fuse Amp Power Distribution Box Location Rating Description — Not used 15A* Trailer tow right stop/turn lamp — Trailer tow right stop/turn lamp relay — Run/Start relay 10A* PCM ISPR 10A* ABS Run/Start Adaptive lighting Fuel pump relay coil 30A** SPDJB Run/Start —...
  • Page 245 Roadside Emergencies CHANGING THE TIRES If you get a flat tire while driving, do not apply the brake heavily. Instead, gradually decrease your speed. Hold the steering wheel firmly and slowly move to a safe place on the side of the road. Note: The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) indicator light will illuminate when the spare tire is in use.
  • Page 246 Roadside Emergencies When driving with one of the dissimilar spare tires listed above, do not: • Exceed 50 mph (80 km/h) • Load the vehicle beyond maximum vehicle load rating listed on the Safety Compliance Label • Tow a trailer •...
  • Page 247 Roadside Emergencies The usage of a full-size dissimilar spare tire/wheel can lead to impairment of the following: • Handling, stability and braking performance • Comfort and noise • Ground clearance and parking at curbs • Winter weather driving capability • Wet weather driving capability •...
  • Page 248 Roadside Emergencies Removing the spare tire and jack 1. Lift the carpeted load floor panel located in the rear of the vehicle. 2. Remove the wing nut securing the spare tire by turning it counterclockwise. 3. Lift and remove the spare tire. 4.
  • Page 249 Roadside Emergencies Do not attempt to change a tire on the side of the vehicle close to moving traffic. Pull far enough off the road to avoid the danger of being hit when operating the jack or changing the wheel. 1.
  • Page 250 Roadside Emergencies 3. Align the slot on top of the jack with the sheet metal flange indicated by the jack locator triangle next to the tire you are changing. Turn the jack handle clockwise until the wheel is completely off the ground.
  • Page 251: Lug Nut Torque

    Roadside Emergencies 2. Place the jack assembly in the spare tire well aligning it with the two vertical studs. 3. Place the tire in the spare tire well over the jack assembly. If you are stowing a flat tire, place the tire in the spare tire well with the valve stem facing down.
  • Page 252 Roadside Emergencies Batteries contain sulfuric acid which can burn skin, eyes and clothing, if contacted. Do not attempt to push-start your automatic transmission vehicle. Automatic transmissions do not have push-start capability. Attempting to push-start a vehicle with an automatic transmission may cause transmission damage. Preparing your vehicle When the battery is disconnected or a new battery is installed, the automatic transmission must relearn its shift strategy.
  • Page 253 Roadside Emergencies 1. Connect the positive (+) jumper cable to the positive (+) terminal of the discharged battery. Note: In the illustrations, lightning bolts are used to designate the assisting (boosting) battery. 2. Connect the other end of the positive (+) cable to the positive (+) terminal of the assisting battery.
  • Page 254 Roadside Emergencies 4. Make the final connection of the negative (-) cable to an exposed metal part of the stalled vehicle’s engine, away from the battery and the carburetor/fuel injection system. Do not use fuel lines, engine rocker covers or the intake manifold as grounding points. Do not connect the end of the second cable to the negative (-) terminal of the battery to be jumped.
  • Page 255 Roadside Emergencies Removing the jumper cables Remove the jumper cables in the reverse order that they were connected. 1. Remove the jumper cable from the ground metal surface. Note: In the illustrations, lightning bolts are used to designate the assisting (boosting) battery. 2.
  • Page 256 Roadside Emergencies 3. Remove the jumper cable from the positive (+) terminal of the booster vehicle’s battery. 4. Remove the jumper cable from the positive (+) terminal of the disabled vehicle’s battery. After the disabled vehicle has been started and the jumper cables removed, allow it to idle for several minutes so the engine computer can relearn its idle conditions.
  • Page 257: Wrecker Towing

    Roadside Emergencies WRECKER TOWING If you need to have your vehicle towed, contact a professional towing service or, if you are a member of a roadside assistance program, your roadside assistance service provider. It is recommended that your vehicle be towed with a wheel lift and dollies or flatbed equipment.
  • Page 258 Roadside Emergencies If the vehicle is towed by other means or incorrectly, vehicle damage may occur. In case of a roadside emergency with a disabled vehicle (without access to wheel dollies, car hauling trailer, or flatbed transport vehicle) your vehicle (regardless of transmission powertrain configuration) can be flat towed (all wheels on the ground) under the following conditions: •...
  • Page 259: Customer Assistance

    GETTING THE SERVICES YOU NEED At home You must take your Lincoln or Mercury vehicle to an authorized dealer for warranty repairs. While any authorized dealer handling your vehicle line will provide warranty service, we recommend you return to your selling authorized dealer who wants to ensure your continued satisfaction.
  • Page 260 1-800-565-3673 (FORD) www.ford.ca If you own a Lincoln vehicle and are away from home when your vehicle needs service, or if you need more help than the authorized dealer could provide, after following the steps described above, contact the Ford Customer Relationship Center to find an authorized dealer to help you.
  • Page 261 Customer Assistance In the United States, a warranty dispute must be submitted to the BBB AUTO LINE before taking action under the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, or to the extent allowed by state law, before pursuing replacement or repurchase remedies provided by certain state laws. This dispute handling procedure is not required prior to enforcing state created rights or other rights which are independent of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act or state replacement or repurchase laws.
  • Page 262 Customer Assistance achieving satisfaction by following the three-step procedure outlined on the front page of the Warranty Guide. However, if your warranty concern has not been resolved using the three-step procedure, you may be eligible to participate in the BBB AUTO LINE program. The BBB AUTO LINE program consists of two parts –...
  • Page 263 Customer Assistance authorized dealer to resolve a factory-related vehicle service concern have been unsatisfactory, Ford of Canada participates in an impartial third party mediation/arbitration program administered by the Canadian Motor Vehicle Arbitration Plan (CAMVAP). The CAMVAP program is a straight-forward and relatively speedy alternative to resolve a disagreement when all other efforts to produce a settlement have failed.
  • Page 264 Customer Assistance GETTING ASSISTANCE OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND CANADA Before exporting your vehicle to a foreign country, contact the appropriate foreign embassy or consulate. These officials can inform you of local vehicle registration regulations and where to find unleaded fuel. If you cannot find unleaded fuel or can only get fuel with an anti-knock index lower than is recommended for your vehicle, contact a regional office or owner relations/customer relationship office.
  • Page 265: Reporting Safety Defects (U.s. Only)

    Customer Assistance Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. EST Helm, Incorporated can also be reached by their website: www.helminc.com. (Items in this catalog may be purchased by credit card, check or money order.) Obtaining a French owner’s guide French Owner’s Guides can be obtained from your authorized dealer or by writing to: Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited Service Publications CHQ202...
  • Page 266: Cleaning

    Cleaning WASHING THE EXTERIOR Wash your vehicle regularly with cool or lukewarm water and a neutral pH shampoo, such as Motorcraft Detail Wash (ZC-3-A), which is available from your authorized dealer. • Never use strong household detergents or soap, such as dish washing or laundry liquid.
  • Page 267 Cleaning WAXING Applying Motorcraft Paint Sealant (ZC-45) to your vehicle every six months will assist in reducing minor scratches and paint damage. • Wash the vehicle first. • Do not use waxes that contain abrasives; use Motorcraft Premium Liquid Wax (ZC-53-A), which is available from your authorized dealer, or an equivalent quality product.
  • Page 268 Cleaning ENGINE Engines are more efficient when they are clean because grease and dirt buildup keep the engine warmer than normal. When washing: • Take care when using a power washer to clean the engine. The high-pressure fluid could penetrate the sealed parts and cause damage.
  • Page 269 Cleaning WINDOWS AND WIPER BLADES The windshield, rear and side windows and the wiper blades should be cleaned regularly. If the wipers do not wipe properly, substances on the vehicle’s glass or the wiper blades may be the cause. These may include hot wax treatments used by commercial car washes, water repellent coatings, tree sap, or other organic contamination;...
  • Page 270 Cleaning INSTRUMENT PANEL/INTERIOR TRIM AND CLUSTER LENS Clean the instrument panel, interior trim areas and cluster lens with a clean and damp white cotton cloth, then with a clean and dry white cotton cloth; you may also use Motorcraft Dash & Vinyl Cleaner (ZC-38-A) on the instrument panel and interior trim areas.
  • Page 271 Cleaning • If a ring forms on the fabric after spot cleaning, clean the entire area immediately (but do not oversaturate) or the ring will set. • Do not use household cleaning products or glass cleaners, which can stain and discolor the fabric and affect the flame retardant abilities of the seat materials.
  • Page 272 Cleaning FORD AND LINCOLN MERCURY CAR CARE PRODUCTS Your Ford or Lincoln Mercury authorized dealer has many quality products available to clean your vehicle and protect its finishes. These quality products have been specifically engineered to fulfill your automotive needs; they are custom designed to complement the style and appearance of your vehicle.
  • Page 273: Maintenance And Specifications

    Maintenance and Specifications SERVICE RECOMMENDATIONS To help you service your vehicle, we provide scheduled maintenance information which makes tracking routine service easy. If your vehicle requires professional service, your authorized dealer can provide the necessary parts and service. Check your Warranty Guide to find out which parts and services are covered.
  • Page 274 Maintenance and Specifications OPENING THE HOOD 1. Inside the vehicle, pull the hood release handle located under the bottom of the instrument panel near the steering column. 2. Go to the front of the vehicle and release the auxiliary latch that is located under the front center of the hood.
  • Page 275: Engine Compartment

    Maintenance and Specifications IDENTIFYING COMPONENTS IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT 3.5L V6 engine 1. Engine coolant reservoir 2. Power steering fluid reservoir 3. Brake fluid reservoir 4. Battery 5. Power distribution box 6. Air filter assembly 7. Transmission fluid dipstick 8. Engine oil dipstick 9.
  • Page 276 Maintenance and Specifications WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID Add fluid to fill the reservoir if the level is low. In very cold weather, do not fill the reservoir completely. Only use a washer fluid that meets Ford specification WSB-M8B16-A2. Do not use any special washer fluid such as windshield water repellent type fluid or bug wash.
  • Page 277: Engine Oil

    Maintenance and Specifications Poor wiper quality can be improved by cleaning the wiper blades and the windshield, refer to Windows and wiper blades in the Cleaning chapter. To prolong the life of the wiper blades, it is highly recommended to scrape off the ice on the windshield before turning on the wipers.
  • Page 278 Maintenance and Specifications 3. Set the parking brake and ensure the gearshift is securely latched in P (Park). 4. Open the hood. Protect yourself from engine heat. 5. Locate and carefully remove the engine oil level indicator (dipstick). • 3.5L V6 engine 6.
  • Page 279 Maintenance and Specifications • 3.5L V6 engine • If required, add engine oil to the engine. Refer to Adding engine oil in this chapter. • Do not overfill the engine with oil. Oil levels above this mark may cause engine damage.
  • Page 280 Maintenance and Specifications Engine oil and filter recommendations Look for this certification trademark. Use SAE 5W-20 engine oil Only use oils “Certified For Gasoline Engines” by the American Petroleum Institute (API). An oil with this trademark symbol conforms to the current engine and emission system protection standards and fuel economy requirements of the International Lubricant Standardization and Approval Committee (ILSAC), comprised of U.S.
  • Page 281: Battery

    Maintenance and Specifications BATTERY Your vehicle is equipped with a Motorcraft maintenance-free battery which normally does not require additional water during its life of service. If your battery has a cover/shield, make sure it is reinstalled after the battery has been cleaned or replaced. For longer, trouble-free operation, keep the top of the battery clean and dry.
  • Page 282 Maintenance and Specifications Keep batteries out of reach of children. Batteries contain sulfuric acid. Avoid contact with skin, eyes or clothing. Shield your eyes when working near the battery to protect against possible splashing of acid solution. In case of acid contact with skin or eyes, flush immediately with water for a minimum of 15 minutes and get prompt medical attention.
  • Page 283: Engine Coolant

    Maintenance and Specifications • Always dispose of automotive batteries in a responsible manner. Follow your local authorized standards for disposal. Call your local authorized recycling center to find out more about recycling automotive batteries. RECYCLE ENGINE COOLANT Checking engine coolant The concentration and level of engine coolant should be checked at the intervals listed in scheduled maintenance information.
  • Page 284 Maintenance and Specifications • Refer to scheduled maintenance information for service interval schedules. • Be sure to read and understand Precautions when servicing your vehicle in this chapter. If the engine coolant has not been checked at the recommended interval, the engine coolant reservoir may become low or empty.
  • Page 285 Maintenance and Specifications • A large amount of water without engine coolant may be added, in case of emergency, to reach a vehicle service location. In this instance, the cooling system must be drained and refilled with a 50/50 mixture of engine coolant and distilled water as soon as possible.
  • Page 286 Maintenance and Specifications 6. Replace the cap. Turn until tightly installed. Cap must be tightly installed to prevent coolant loss. After any coolant has been added, check the coolant concentration (refer to Checking engine coolant). If the concentration is not 50/50 (protection to –34°...
  • Page 287 Maintenance and Specifications • Refer to the chart on the coolant container to ensure the coolant concentration in your vehicle will provide adequate freeze protection at the temperatures in which you drive in the winter months. If you drive in extremely hot climates: •...
  • Page 288 Maintenance and Specifications Continued operation will increase the engine temperature: • The engine will completely shut down. • Steering and braking effort will increase. Once the engine temperature cools, the engine can be re-started. Take your vehicle to an authorized dealer as soon as possible to minimize engine damage.
  • Page 289 Maintenance and Specifications The fuel system may be under pressure. If the fuel filler cap is venting vapor or if you hear a hissing sound, wait until it stops before completely removing the fuel filler cap. Otherwise, fuel may spray out and injure you or others. If you do not use the proper fuel filler cap, excessive vacuum in the fuel tank may damage the fuel system or cause the fuel cap to disengage in a collision, which may result in possible personal injury.
  • Page 290 Maintenance and Specifications • Be particularly careful if you are taking “Antabuse” or other forms of disulfiram for the treatment of alcoholism. Breathing gasoline vapors, or skin contact could cause an adverse reaction. In sensitive individuals, serious personal injury or sickness may result. If fuel is splashed on the skin, promptly wash skin thoroughly with soap and water.
  • Page 291 Maintenance and Specifications Fuel Filler Cap Your fuel tank filler cap has an indexed design with a 1/4 turn on/off feature. When fueling your vehicle: 1. Turn the engine off. 2. Carefully turn the filler cap counterclockwise 1/4 turn until it stops. 3.
  • Page 292 Maintenance and Specifications prohibited by law and could damage your vehicle. Do not use fuel containing methanol. It can damage critical fuel system components. Your vehicle was not designed to use fuel or fuel additives with metallic compounds, including manganese-based additives. Studies indicate that these additives can cause your vehicle’s emission control system to deteriorate more rapidly.
  • Page 293 Maintenance and Specifications Cleaner air Ford endorses the use of reformulated “cleaner-burning” gasolines to improve air quality, per the recommendations in the Choosing the Right Fuel section. Running out of fuel Avoid running out of fuel because this situation may have an adverse effect on powertrain components.
  • Page 294 Maintenance and Specifications The amount of usable fuel in the empty reserve varies and should not be relied upon to increase driving range. When refueling your vehicle after the fuel gauge indicates empty, you might not be able to refuel the full amount of the advertised capacity of the fuel tank due to the empty reserve still present in the tank.
  • Page 295 Maintenance and Specifications Driving style — good driving and fuel economy habits Give consideration to the lists that follow and you may be able to change a number of variables and improve your fuel economy. Habits • Smooth, moderate operation can yield up to 10% savings in fuel. •...
  • Page 296 Maintenance and Specifications • Carrying unnecessary weight may reduce fuel economy (approximately 1 mpg [0.4 km/L] is lost for every 400 lb [180 kg] of weight carried). • Adding certain accessories to your vehicle (for example; bug deflectors, rollbars/light bars, running boards, ski/luggage racks) may reduce fuel economy.
  • Page 297 Maintenance and Specifications If other than Ford, Motorcraft or Ford-authorized parts are used for maintenance replacements or for service of components affecting emission control, such non-Ford parts should be equivalent to genuine Ford Motor Company parts in performance and durability. Do not park, idle, or drive your vehicle in dry grass or other dry ground cover.
  • Page 298 Maintenance and Specifications 2. Poor fuel quality or water in the fuel—the engine may misfire or run poorly. 3. The fuel cap may not have been securely tightened. See Fuel filler cap in this chapter. 4. Driving through deep water—the electrical system may be wet. These temporary malfunctions can be corrected by filling the fuel tank with good quality fuel, properly tightening the fuel cap or letting the electrical system dry out.
  • Page 299 Maintenance and Specifications The OBD-II system is designed to check the emission control system during normal driving. A complete check may take several days. If the vehicle is not ready for I/M testing, the following driving cycle consisting of mixed city and highway driving may be performed: 15 minutes of steady driving on an expressway/highway followed by 20 minutes of stop-and-go driving with at least four 30-second idle periods.
  • Page 300 Maintenance and Specifications BRAKE FLUID The fluid level will drop slowly as the brakes wear, and will rise when the brake components are replaced. Fluid levels between the “MIN” and “MAX” lines are within the normal operating range; there is no need to add fluid.
  • Page 301 Maintenance and Specifications 7. Remove the dipstick and inspect the fluid level. The fluid should be in the designated areas for normal operating temperature. Low fluid level Do not drive the vehicle if the fluid level is in the add range or does not show at all on the dipstick.
  • Page 302: Air Filter(S)

    Maintenance and Specifications If an overfill occurs, excess fluid should be removed by an authorized dealer. An overfill condition of transmission fluid may cause shift and/or engagement concerns and/or possible damage. Do not use supplemental transmission fluid additives, treatments or cleaning agents.
  • Page 303: Part Numbers

    Maintenance and Specifications 6. Replace the air filter housing cover and secure the clamps. Be sure that the air cleaner cover tabs are engaged into the slots of the air cleaner housing. Note: Failure to use the correct air filter element may result in severe engine damage.
  • Page 304 Maintenance and Specifications 2007 MKX (mkx) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus) I n f o r ma t i o n P r o v i d e d b y :...
  • Page 305 Maintenance and Specifications 2007 MKX (mkx) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus) I n f o r ma t i o n P r o v i d e d b y :...
  • Page 306 Maintenance and Specifications 2007 MKX (mkx) Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt) USA (fus) I n f o r ma t i o n P r o v i d e d b y :...
  • Page 307: Engine Data

    Maintenance and Specifications ENGINE DATA Engine 3.5L-DOHC V6 engine Displacement 3.5L Required fuel 87 octane Firing order 1–4–2–5–3–6 Spark plug gap (0.052–0.056 inch) 1.32–1.42 mm Ignition system Coil on plug Compression ratio 10.3:1 Engine drivebelt routing • 3.5L V6 Engine 1.
  • Page 308 Maintenance and Specifications IDENTIFYING YOUR VEHICLE Safety Compliance Certification Label The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Regulations require that a Safety Compliance Certification Label be affixed to a vehicle and prescribe where the Safety Compliance Certification Label may be located. The Safety Compliance Certification Label is located on the structure (B-Pillar) by the trailing edge of the driver’s...
  • Page 309 Maintenance and Specifications The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) contains the following information: 1. World manufacturer identifier 2. Brake system / Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) / Restraint System 3. Vehicle line, series, body type 4. Engine type 5. Check digit 6.
  • Page 310: Accessories

    Accessories GENUINE LINCOLN ACCESSORIES FOR YOUR VEHICLE A wide selection of Genuine Lincoln Accessories are available for your vehicle through your local Lincoln or Ford of Canada dealer. These quality accessories have been specifically engineered to fulfill your automotive needs; they are custom designed to complement the style and aerodynamic appearance of your vehicle.
  • Page 311 Accessories Peace of mind Mobile-Ease hands-free communication system Remote start Vehicle security systems Wheel locks For maximum vehicle performance, keep the following information in mind when adding accessories or equipment to your vehicle: • When adding accessories, equipment, passengers and luggage to your vehicle, do not exceed the total weight capacity of the vehicle or of the front or rear axle (GVWR or GAWR as indicated on the Safety Compliance Certification label).
  • Page 312: Index

    Index Axle lubricant specifications ..304 Accessory delay ......81 AdvanceTrac ......219 Battery ........281 Air cleaner filter ....302–303 acid, treating emergencies ..281 Air conditioning ....54, 56, 58 jumping a disabled battery ..251 maintenance-free ....281 Airbag supplemental restraint replacement, specifications ...303 system ......155, 164, 167 servicing ........281 and child safety seats ....157 description ....155, 164, 167...
  • Page 313 Index Cleaning your vehicle Utilizing the engine compartment ....268 Mediation/Arbitration instrument panel ....270 Program ........262 interior ......270–271 plastic parts ......268 safety belts ......270 Daytime running lamps washing ........266 (see Lamps) ........64 waxing ........267 wheels ........267 Dipstick wiper blades ......269 automatic transmission fluid ..........300 Climate control engine oil .........277...
  • Page 314 Index filter, specifications ..280, 303 Gas mileage recommendations ....280 (see Fuel economy) ....293 refill capacities ......304 Gauges .........14 specifications ......304 Event data recording ....6 Exhaust fumes ......217 Hazard flashers ......236 Head restraints ....129, 137 Headlamps ........63 Fail safe cooling ......287 aiming ........65 Family entertainment system ..27 autolamp system .......63...
  • Page 315 Index positioning .......245 Lumbar support, seats ..130, 132 storage ........245 Jump-starting your vehicle ..251 Message center .....92–93 english/metric button ....98 system check button ....97 Keyless entry system ....122 warning messages ....100 autolock ........110 Mirrors .........82 keypad ........122 automatic dimming rearview locking and unlocking doors ..123 mirror ........81 programming entry code ..122...
  • Page 316 Index Power point .........78 Occupant Classification Sensor ........142 Power steering ......222 safety belt maintenance ..150 fluid, checking and adding ..299 warning light and chime ..150 fluid, refill capacity ....304 Safety seats for children ..174 fluid, specifications ....304 Safety Compliance Power Windows ......79 Certification Label ....308 Satellite Radio Information ..24 Seats ..........129...
  • Page 317 Index alignment ........192 lubricant specifications ..304 care ..........188 Trunk .........117 changing ......245, 248 Turn signal ........67 checking the pressure ....188 inflating ........185 label .........197 replacing ........189 Vehicle Identification Number rotating ........192 (VIN) ..........308 safety practices .......191 Vehicle loading ......202 sidewall information ....193 Ventilating your vehicle ...217 snow tires and chains ....202 spare tire ......245, 248...
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