AM/FM stereo with CDX6/MP3
Dual automatic temperature control
Navigation system based climate control
Windshield wiper/washer control
Steering wheel adjustment
2009 MKS (mks)
Owners Guide (own2002), 3rd Printing
USA (fus)
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  • Page 1

    Lights Headlamps Turn signal control Bulb replacement Driver Controls Windshield wiper/washer control Steering wheel adjustment Power windows Mirrors Speed control Adaptive cruise control Moon roof Message center 2009 MKS (mks) Owners Guide (own2002), 3rd Printing USA (fus) Table of Contents...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Locks and Security Keys Locks Anti-theft system 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 AdvanceTrac...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Customer Assistance Reporting safety defects (U.S. only) Reporting safety defects (Canada only) Cleaning 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

    Introduction 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.

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    Protecting the environment We must all play our part in protecting the environment. Correct vehicle usage and the authorized disposal of waste, cleaning and lubrication materials are significant steps towards this aim. Information in this respect is highlighted in this guide with the tree symbol.

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    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/Customer Information Guide that is provided to you along with your Owner’s Guide.

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    Event Data Recording Other modules in your vehicle — event data recorders — are capable of collecting and storing data during a crash or near crash event. The recorded information may assist in the investigation of such an event. The modules may record information about both the vehicle and the occupants, potentially including information such as: •...

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    Introduction Cell phone use The use of Mobile Communications Equipment has become increasingly important in the conduct of business and personal affairs. However, drivers must not compromise their own or others’ safety when using such equipment. Mobile Communications can enhance personal safety and security when appropriately used, particularly in emergency situations.

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    Introduction Export unique (Non–United States/Canada) vehicle specific information For your particular global region, your vehicle may be equipped with features and options that are different from the features and options that are described in this Owner’s Guide. A market unique supplement may be supplied that complements this book.

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    Introduction These are some of the symbols you may see on your vehicle. Safety Alert Fasten Safety Belt Airbag - Side Child Seat Tether Anchor Anti-Lock Brake System Brake Fluid - Non-Petroleum Based Stability Control System Master Lighting Switch Fog Lamps-Front Fuel Pump Reset Windshield Defrost/Demist...

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    Power Windows Front/Rear Child Safety Door Lock/Unlock Panic Alarm Engine Coolant Do Not Open When Hot Avoid Smoking, Flames, or Sparks Explosive Gas Power Steering Fluid Service Engine Soon Passenger Compartment Air Filter Check Fuel Cap Vehicle Symbol Glossary Power Window Lockout Interior Luggage Compartment Release Engine Oil...

  • Page 12: Instrument Cluster, Warning Lights And Chimes

    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.

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    WARNING: Under engine misfire conditions, excessive exhaust temperatures could damage the catalytic converter, the fuel system, interior floor coverings or other vehicle components, possibly causing a fire. Brake system warning light: To confirm the brake system warning light is functional, it will momentarily illuminate when the ignition is turned on when the engine is not running, or in a position between on and start, or by...

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    Instrument Cluster Safety belt: Reminds you to fasten your safety belt. A Belt-Minder chime will also sound to remind you to fasten your safety belt. Refer to the Seating and Safety Restraints chapter to activate/deactivate the Belt-Minder chime feature. Charging system: Illuminates when the battery is not charging properly.

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    Instrument Cluster Low tire pressure warning: Illuminates when your tire pressure is low. If the light remains on at start up or while driving, the tire pressure should be checked. Refer to Inflating your tires in the Tires, Wheels and Loading chapter. When the ignition is first turned on, the light will illuminate for three seconds to ensure the bulb is working.

  • Page 16: Gauges

    Instrument Cluster High beams: Illuminates when the high beam headlamps are turned on. Key-in-ignition warning chime (if equipped): Sounds when the key is left in the ignition in the off or accessory position and the driver’s door is opened. Headlamps on warning chime: Sounds when the headlamps or parking lamps are on, the ignition is off (the key [if equipped] is not in the ignition) and the driver’s door is opened.

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    “C”). If the needle moves close to the “H” range, the engine is overheating. Stop the vehicle as soon as safely possible, switch off the engine and let the engine cool. WARNING: Never remove the coolant reservoir cap while the engine is running or hot.

  • Page 18: Entertainment Systems

    Entertainment Systems AUDIO SYSTEMS Premium/Audiophile AM/FM in-dash CD6/MP3 satellite compatible sound system WARNING: Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control, accident and injury. Ford strongly recommends that drivers use extreme caution when using any device that may take their focus off the road.

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    Entertainment Systems Setting the clock CLOCK: Press to set the clock. The display will read SET TIME. Use the memory preset numbers (0–9) to enter in the desired time– hours and minutes. The clock will then begin from that time. AM/FM Radio / VOL (Power/Volume): Press to turn the radio on/off.

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    Entertainment Systems To activate: Press MENU repeatedly until RDS (ON/OFF) appears in the display. Use SEEK to toggle RDS ON/OFF. When RDS is OFF, you will not be able to search for RDS equipped stations or view the station name or type. CAT/FLD (Category/Folder): This feature allows you to select from various music categories.

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    Entertainment Systems When the system has ejected the CD, the display will read REMOVE CD #. If you do not remove the CD the system will reload the disc. To auto eject all loaded discs– Press and hold . The system will eject all discs and prompt you when to remove them.

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    Entertainment Systems TUNE: Turn to go to the next / previous available SIRIUS satellite station. DIRECT: Press DIRECT then enter the desired channel (i.e. 002) using the memory preset buttons (0–9). If you only enter one digit, press OK and the system will go to that satellite channel. If you enter three digits, the system will automatically go to that channel, if available.

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    SATELLITE RADIO MENU: Press MENU when satellite radio mode is active to access. Press OK to enter into the satellite radio menu. Press SEEK to cycle through the following options: • CATEGORY MENU- Press OK to enter category mode. Press SEEK channel Categories (Pop, Rock, News, etc.) Press OK when the desired category appears in the display.

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    Entertainment Systems d. DISABLE ALERTS/ENABLE ALERTS: Press OK to enable/disable the satellite alert status which alerts you when your selected songs are playing on a satellite radio channel. (The system default is disabled.) SONG ALERTS ENABLED/DISABLED will appear in the display. The menu listing will display the opposite state. For example, if you have chosen to enable the song alerts, the menu listing will read DISABLE as the alerts are currently on, so your other option is to turn them off.

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    Entertainment Systems FADE: Press SEEK to adjust the audio between the back (B) and front (F) speakers. SPEED COMPENSATED VOLUME: With this feature on, radio volume automatically gets louder with increasing vehicle speed to compensate for road and wind noise. The default setting is off.

  • Page 26: Auxiliary Input Jack (line In)

    Entertainment Systems Auxiliary input jack (Line in) WARNING: Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control, accident and injury. Ford strongly recommends that drivers use extreme caution when using any device that may take their focus off the road. The driver’s primary responsibility is the safe operation of their vehicle.

  • Page 27: Usb Port

    6. Press AUX on the vehicle radio repeatedly until LINE, LINE IN or SYNC LINE IN appears in the display. You should hear audio from your portable music player although it may be low. 7. Adjust the sound on your portable music player until it reaches the level of the FM station or CD by switching back and forth between the AUX and FM or CD controls.

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    Entertainment Systems Your vehicle is equipped with a USB port inside your center console. This feature allows you to plug in media playing devices, memory sticks, and also to charge devices if they support this feature. For further information on this feature, refer to Accessing and using your USB port in the SYNC supplement or Navigation system supplement.

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    Entertainment Systems • Wipe discs from the center out. Don’t: • Expose discs to direct sunlight or heat sources for extended periods of time. • Clean using a circular motion. CD units are designed to play commercially pressed 4.75 in (12 cm) audio compact discs only.

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    Entertainment Systems MP3 track and folder structure Your MP3 system recognizes MP3 individual tracks and folder structure as follows: • There are two different modes for MP3 disc playback: MP3 track mode (system default) and MP3 folder mode. For more information on track and folder mode, refer to Sample MP3 structure in the following section.

  • Page 31: Satellite Radio Information

    Sample MP3 structure If you are burning your own MP3 discs, it is important to understand how the system will read the structures you create. While various files may be present, (files with extensions other than mp3), only files with the .mp3 extension will be played.

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    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.

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    Radio Display ACQUIRING Radio requires more than two seconds to SAT FAULT INVALID CHNL UNSUBSCRIBED NO TEXT NO TEXT Entertainment Systems Condition message should disappear produce audio for the selected channel. Internal module or system failure clear within a short period present.

  • Page 34: Navigation System, Sync

    Entertainment Systems Radio Display NO TEXT NO SIGNAL UPDATING CALL SIRIUS 1–888–539–7474 NAVIGATION SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED) Your vehicle may be equipped with a navigation system. Refer to the Navigation system supplement for further information. SYNC Your vehicle is equipped with SYNC , a hands-free communications and entertainment system with special phone and media features.

  • Page 35: Climate Controls

    DUAL ZONE AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL WITH HEATED AND COOLED SEATS Temperature conversion: To switch between Fahrenheit and Celsius, refer to Message center in the Driver Controls chapter. : Distributes outside air through the windshield defroster vents and de-mister vents. Can be used to clear the windshield of fog and thin ice.

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    Climate Controls To return to full automatic control, press AUTO. : Distributes air through the instrument panel vents. To return to full automatic control, press AUTO. 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.

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    12. MAX A/C: Distributes recirculated air through the instrument panel vents to cool the vehicle. This re-cooling of the interior air is more economical and efficient. Recirculated air may also help reduce undesirable odors from entering the vehicle. Press the MAX A/C button again for normal A/C operation.

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    Climate Controls DUAL ZONE AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL WITH HEATED AND COOLED SEATS (NAVIGATION SYSTEM BASED–IF EQUIPPED) Temperature conversion: To switch between Fahrenheit and Celsius, refer to Message center in the Driver Controls chapter. 1. Climate: Press to control the climate control system through the touch display screen.

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    Rear defroster: Press to activate/deactivate the rear window defroster. Refer to Rear window defroster later in this chapter for more information. This button will also activate the heated mirrors. Defrost: Distributes outside air through the windshield defroster vents and de-mister vents. Can be used to clear the windshield of fog and thin ice.

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    Climate Controls TOUCHSCREEN FUNCTIONS Temperature– Press the the screen to increase/decrease the airflow temperature for the driver side of the vehicle. This control also adjusts the passenger side temperature when dual zone operation is disengaged. Press the up and increase/decrease the airflow temperature for the passenger side of the vehicle.

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    VOICE COMMANDS IN CLIMATE MODE Please refer to the Voice commands in climate mode section of the Navigation system supplement for more information on using voice commands with the climate control system. Operating tips • To reduce fog build up on the windshield during humid weather, place the air flow selector in the •...

  • Page 42: Rear Window Defroster

    Climate Controls 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 to the highest speed. 5. Direct the outer instrument panel vents toward the side windows. REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER The rear defroster control is located on the climate control panel and works to clear the rear window of fog and thin ice.

  • Page 43: Lights, Headlamps

    HEADLAMP CONTROL Turns the lamps off. Turns on the parking lamps, instrument panel lamps, license plate lamps and tail lamps. Turns the low beam headlamps Adaptive headlamps (if equipped) The headlamp beams move in the same direction as the steering wheel to provide more visibility when driving around curves.

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    Lights The autolamp system also keeps the lights on for a predetermined amount of time after the ignition is turned off. You can change the amount of time the lamps stay on by using the programming procedure that follows: Note: With autolamps, your vehicle has a headlamps on with windshield wipers feature.

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    High beams Push the lever toward the instrument panel to activate. Pull the lever towards you to deactivate. Auto high beams (if equipped) During nighttime driving, the automatic high beam system automatically turns on your high beams if it is dark enough and no other traffic is present.

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    Lights Operation - The high beam switch can be used to turn the high beams on and off. Scenario 4: Conditions - The automatic high beam system is set to OFF in the message center. The headlamp switch is in lamps), (off), (park lamps), or...

  • Page 47

    • The camera is blocked. Note: Activating the multi-function lever will put the headlamps in manual high beam mode (constant or flash-to-pass) until the lever is returned to the neutral position. To manually override the auto high beam and go to low beam, the headlamp control must be taken out of (autolamp) position.

  • Page 48

    Lights For significant blockages (e.g. bird dropping, bug splatter, snow, or ice), the automatic high beam system uses a blocked sensor computer program. If it detects a blockage, it will be monitored for two minutes. If no changes are observed, the system will go into low beam mode until the blockage is cleared.

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    Lights PANEL DIMMER CONTROL Use to adjust the brightness of the instrument panel and all applicable switches in the vehicle during headlamp and parking lamp operation. Move the control to the full upright position, past detent, to turn on the interior lamps.

  • Page 50: Turn Signal Control

    Lights To see a clearer light pattern for adjusting, you may want to block the light from one headlamp while adjusting the other. 4. On the wall or screen you will observe an area of high intensity light. The top of the high intensity area should touch the horizontal reference line, if not, the beam will need to be adjusted using the next...

  • Page 51: Bulb Replacement

    INTERIOR LAMPS Second row map lamps The second row lamps are located at the rear of the headliner above each outboard seat. The second row lamps light when: • any door is opened, • the top of the instrument panel dimmer switch is pressed until the courtesy lamps come on, and •...

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    Lights Using the right bulbs Replacement bulbs are specified in the chart below. Headlamp bulbs must be marked with an authorized “D.O.T.” for North America and an “E” for Europe to ensure lamp performance, light brightness and pattern and safe visibility. The correct bulbs will not damage the lamp assembly or void the lamp assembly warranty and will provide quality bulb burn time.

  • Page 53

    Lights Replacing front parking lamp/turn signal/sidemarker bulbs 1. Make sure headlamp switch is in the off position, then open the hood. 2. Reach in behind the headlamp assembly to access the bulb sockets and connectors. 3. Locate the parking/turn signal lamp electrical connector and remove it by pulling it straight off.

  • Page 54

    Lights 4. Remove the bulb socket by rotating it counterclockwise, then pulling it out of the lamp assembly. 5. Pull the bulb straight from the socket. Note: The turn bulb is a socket/bulb assembly and the bulb cannot be removed separately. Install the new bulb(s) in reverse order.

  • Page 55: Driver Controls

    MULTI-FUNCTION LEVER Windshield wiper: Rotate the end of the control away from you to increase the speed of the wipers; rotate toward you to decrease the speed of the wipers. Rain sensing wipers (if equipped): The rain sensing wipers will automatically activate when moisture is present on the windshield and the multi-function switch is set to one of five...

  • Page 56

    Driver Controls Courtesy wipe feature: One extra wipe will occur a few seconds after washing the front window to clear any excess washer fluid remaining on the windshield. Note: Do not operate the washer when the washer reservoir is empty. This may cause the washer pump to overheat.

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    Driver Controls ILLUMINATED VISOR MIRROR Lift the mirror cover to turn on the visor mirror lamp. Slide on rod feature Rotate the visor towards the side window and extend it rearward for additional sunlight coverage. Note: To stow the visor back into the headliner, visor must be retracted before moving it back toward the windshield.

  • Page 58

    Driver Controls Double bin compartment ELECTRONIC COMPASS The compass heading is displayed as one of N, NE, E, SE, S, SW, W and NW in the Center Integrated Display (CID). The compass reading may be affected when you drive near large buildings, bridges, power lines and powerful broadcast antenna.

  • Page 59

    Compass zone adjustment 1. Determine which magnetic zone you are in for your geographic location by referring to the zone map. 2. Turn ignition to the on position. 3. Press and hold the 7 and 9 radio preset buttons together for approximately five seconds until ZONE XX appears in the CID.

  • Page 60

    Driver Controls 2. To calibrate, press and hold the 7 and 9 radio preset buttons together for approximately 10 seconds until CAL appears. Release the buttons. 3. Slowly drive the vehicle in a circle (less than 3 mph [5 km/h]) until the CAL display changes to the direction value (N, S, E, W, etc.).

  • Page 61

    The auxiliary power points are located on the center console and inside the utility compartment. A third rear auxiliary power point is located on the rear of the center console. The power point is accessible from the rear seat. Do not use the power point for operating the cigarette lighter element (if equipped).

  • Page 62: Power Windows

    Driver Controls POWER WINDOWS WARNING: Do not leave children unattended in the vehicle and do not let children play with the power windows. They may seriously injure themselves. WARNING: When closing the power windows, you should verify they are free of obstructions and ensure that children and/or pets are not in the proximity of the window openings.

  • Page 63

    Driver Controls Express Up (One Touch Up, all windows) Allows the windows to close fully without holding the control up. Pull the switch completely up to the second detent and release quickly. The window will close fully. Momentarily press the switch to any position to stop the window operation.

  • Page 64: Mirrors

    Driver Controls POWER REAR SUNSHADE (IF EQUIPPED) Your vehicle may be equipped with a power rear sunshade that covers the rear window of your vehicle. The control is located in the center console access bin next to the power point. Press the control to move the shade up or down.

  • Page 65

    Do not clean the housing or glass of any mirror with harsh abrasives, fuel or other petroleum-based cleaning products. EXTERIOR MIRRORS Power side view mirrors WARNING: Do not adjust the mirror while the vehicle is in motion. To adjust your mirrors: 1.

  • Page 66: Speed Control

    Driver Controls SPEED CONTROL With speed control set, you can maintain a set speed without keeping your foot on the accelerator pedal. WARNING: Do not use the speed control in heavy traffic or on roads that are winding, slippery or unpaved. Setting speed control The controls for using your speed control are located on the steering...

  • Page 67

    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 68: Adaptive Cruise Control

    Driver Controls • Press 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: • Press the brake pedal. This will not erase your vehicle’s previously set speed.

  • Page 69

    WARNING: Adaptive cruise control is not a collision warning or avoidance system. Additionally, adaptive cruise control will not detect: • Stationary or slow moving vehicles below 6 mph (10 km/h). • Pedestrians or objects in the roadway. • Oncoming vehicles in the same lane. WARNING: Do not use the adaptive cruise control when entering or leaving a highway, in heavy traffic or on roads that are winding, slippery or unpaved.

  • Page 70

    Driver Controls 3. Press and release the SET + control. The vehicle speed will be stored in the memory and the message center will display SET XXX MPH (your desired speed). 4. Take your foot off the accelerator pedal. 5. The green cruise indicator light on the instrument cluster will illuminate if there are no vehicles...

  • Page 71

    The vehicle brakes will be automatically applied to slow the vehicle to maintain a safe distance between the vehicle in front. The maximum braking which is applied by the ACC system is limited and can be overridden by the driver applying the brakes. Note: If the ACC system predicts that its maximum braking level will not be sufficient, then an audible warning will sound while the ACC continues to brake.

  • Page 72

    Driver Controls Disengaging adaptive cruise control To disengage the adaptive cruise control: • Depress the brake pedal. CRUISE CANCELLED will be displayed in the message center. Disengaging the adaptive cruise control will not erase your previous set speed. Overriding adaptive cruise control WARNING: Whenever the driver is overriding the ACC by pressing the accelerator pedal, the ACC will not automatically apply the brakes to maintain separation from any vehicle ahead.

  • Page 73

    Driver Controls Resuming the set speed Press and release the RESUME control. This will automatically return the vehicle to the previously set speed. The set speed will display continuously in the message center while ACC is active. Note: RESUME should only be used if the driver is aware of the set speed and intends to return to it.

  • Page 74

    Driver Controls Turning off cruise control To turn off the cruise control: • Press the OFF control. Note: When you turn off the cruise control or the ignition, your cruise control set speed memory is erased. Detection issues The radar sensor has a limited field of vision. In some situations it may not detect vehicles at all or detect a vehicle later than expected.

  • Page 75

    • There may be issues with the detection of vehicles in front when driving into and coming out of a bend or curve in the road. In these cases ACC may brake late or unexpectedly. The driver should stay alert and intervene when necessary. ACC Not Available Several conditions exist which can cause ACC to deactivate or prevent ACC from activating when requested.

  • Page 76

    Driver Controls Cause The surface of the radar in the grille is dirty or obstructed in some way The surface of the radar in the grille is clean but the message remains in the display Heavy rain or snow is interfering with the radar signals Swirling water, or snow or ice on the surface of the road may...

  • Page 77

    STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS Radio control features Press MEDIA to select: • AM, FM1, FM2, or CD • SAT1, SAT2 or SAT3 (Satellite Radio mode). • LINE IN (Auxiliary input jack) In Radio mode: • Press to access the next/previous preset station. In CD mode: •...

  • Page 78: Moon Roof

    Driver Controls SYNC system hands free control feature Press briefly to use the voice command feature. You will hear a tone and LISTENING will appear in the radio display. Press and hold to exit voice command. Press to activate phone mode or answer a phone call.

  • Page 79

    The dual panel moon roof and power sunscreen are equipped with an automatic, one-touch, express opening and closing feature. To stop motion at any time during the one-touch operation, press the control a second time. To open the sunscreen: Press control.

  • Page 80

    Driver Controls To vent the dual panel moon roof: Press and quickly release the TILT control (moon roof is equipped with, automatic, one-touch, tilt open feature). The moon roof must be in the closed position in order to move it into the vent position. To close dual panel moon roof from vent: Pull and quickly release the TILT control down to close the glass from the vent position to close (moon roof is equipped with automatic, one-touch, tilt close feature).

  • Page 81

    Driver Controls Programming Do not program HomeLink with the vehicle parked in the garage. Note: Your vehicle may require the ignition to be turned on for programming and/or operation of the HomeLink . It is also recommended that a new battery be placed in the hand-held transmitter of the device being programmed to HomeLink for quicker training and accurate transmission of the radio-frequency signal.

  • Page 82

    Driver Controls 6. Return to the vehicle and firmly press, hold for two seconds and release the programmed HomeLink button. Repeat the press/hold/release sequence again and, depending on the brand of the garage door opener (or other rolling code equipped device), repeat this sequence a third time to complete the programming.

  • Page 83

    Operating the HomeLink Wireless Control System To operate, simply press and release the appropriate HomeLink button. Activation will now occur for the trained product (garage door, gate operator, security system, entry door lock, or home or office lighting etc.). For convenience, the hand-held transmitter of the device may also be used at any time.

  • Page 84: Message Center

    Driver Controls MESSAGE CENTER With the ignition on, the message center, located on your instrument cluster, displays important vehicle information through a constant monitor of vehicle systems. You may select display features on the message center for a display of status. The system will also notify you of potential vehicle problems with a display of system warnings followed by a long indicator chime.

  • Page 85

    Driver Controls The DTE function will display LOW FUEL LEVEL when you have the following miles to empty: • 50 miles (80 km) • 25 miles (40 km ) • 10 miles (20 km) DTE is calculated using a running average fuel economy, which is based on your recent driving history of 500 miles (800 km).

  • Page 86

    Driver Controls Instantaneous fuel economy Select this function from the INFO menu to display your instantaneous fuel economy. This will display your fuel economy as a bar graph ranging from poor economy to excellent economy. Your vehicle must be moving to calculate instantaneous fuel economy. When your vehicle is not moving, this function shows , one or no bars illuminated.

  • Page 87

    Driver Controls System check Selecting this function from the SETUP menu causes the message center to cycle through each of the systems being monitored. Pressing the RESET control cycles the message center through each of the systems being monitored. Note: Some monitored systems show a message only if a warning is present.

  • Page 88

    Driver Controls 2. Press and hold the RESET control for two seconds and release. Oil life is set to 100% and “OIL LIFE SET TO 100%” is displayed. 3. While “OIL LIFE SET TO 100%” is displayed, if a lower oil life is desired, press and release the RESET control to reduce the value.

  • Page 89

    Driver Controls Autolock This feature automatically locks all vehicle doors when the vehicle is shifted into any gear, putting the vehicle in motion. 1. To disable/enable the autolock feature, select this function from the SETUP menu for the current display mode.

  • Page 90

    Driver Controls Forward sensing system (front park aid) This feature sounds a warning tone to warn the driver of obstacles near the front bumper. 1. To disable/enable the forward sensing system feature, select this function from the SETUP menu or put the vehicle in D (Drive).

  • Page 91

    This acts as a reminder that these warning conditions still exist within the vehicle. Warnings Driver’s door ajar Passenger door ajar Left rear door ajar Right rear door ajar Park brake engaged Fuel level low Check fuel fill inlet Check brake system Check park aid Brake fluid level low Washer fluid level low...

  • Page 92

    Driver Controls Warnings Press brake to start (if equipped) No fob detected (if equipped) Shift to park (if equipped) Restart now or fob is needed (if equipped) Accessory power active (if equipped) Starting system fault (if equipped) Fob programmed, 3 fobs total (if equipped) Fob programmed, 4 fobs total (if equipped)

  • Page 93

    Driver Controls BRAKE FLUID LEVEL LOW — Indicates the brake fluid level is low and the brake system should be inspected immediately. Refer to Brake fluid in the Maintenance and Specifications chapter. WASHER FLUID LEVEL LOW — Indicates the washer fluid reservoir is less than one quarter full.

  • Page 94

    Driver Controls INTKEY COULD NOT PROGRAM — Displayed when an attempt is made to program a fifth integrated key to the Remote keyless entry system. For more information on integrated key, refer to the Locks and Security chapter. CRUISE ON RADAR READY (if equipped) — Displayed when the driver pressed the cruise On/Off control and ACC was off.

  • Page 95

    Driver Controls SHIFT TO PARK (if equipped) — Displayed when the start/stop button is pressed to shut off the engine with the shift select lever in any position other than P (Park) . Refer to Fast restart feature in Push button start system in the Driving chapter for more information.

  • Page 96

    Driver Controls INTERIOR TRUNK CONTROL Press the remote trunk release control on the instrument panel to the left of the steering wheel. CARGO AREA FEATURES Cargo net (if equipped) The cargo net secures lightweight objects in the cargo area. Attach the net to the anchors provided.

  • Page 97: Locks And Security, Keys

    Locks and Security KEYS Integrated Keyhead Transmitters (IKTs) (If equipped) Your vehicle may be equipped with two Integrated Keyhead Transmitters (IKTs). The key blade functions as a programmed key which starts the vehicle and unlocks/locks all the doors. The transmitter portion functions as the remote entry transmitter.

  • Page 98

    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 99

    Locks and Security Intelligent Access Key (IA key) (if equipped) Your vehicle may be equipped with two Intelligent Access keys which operate the power locks and the remote entry system. You have to have the IA key in the vehicle to activate the push button start system.

  • Page 100: Locks

    Locks and Security POWER DOOR LOCKS • Press the control to unlock all doors. • Press the control to lock all doors. Smart unlocks 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 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 unlock reminding...

  • Page 101

    If your vehicle’s perimeter alarm is in the armed state, the smart unlock feature will not allow you to lock your IA key inside the trunk. When the alarm is armed, if the IA key is detected in the trunk, the decklid will automatically be released when you attempt to close it, and the horn will chirp, as a reminder that the IA key is inside.

  • Page 102

    Locks and Security WARNING: Before operating power windows and moon roofs, you should verify that they are free of obstructions and ensure that children and/or pets are not in the proximity of window openings. Central locking/Two-stage unlocking When unlocking the driver door with the key, turn it once toward the rear of the vehicle to unlock that door only, if the two-stage unlocking is enabled.

  • Page 103

    Locks and Security Power door lock switch autolock enable/disable procedure Before starting, ensure the ignition is off 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 104

    Locks and Security Autounlock feature The autounlock feature will unlock all the doors when: • the ignition is on, all the doors are closed, and the vehicle has been in motion at a speed greater than 12 mph (20 km/h); •...

  • Page 105

    Locks and Security 5. Turn the ignition back on. The horn will chirp one time to confirm programming mode has been entered and is active. 6. To enable/disable the autounlock feature, press the lock control, then press the unlock control. The horn will chirp once if autounlock was deactivated or twice (one short and one long chirp) if autounlock was activated.

  • Page 106

    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 107

    To open the luggage compartment door (lid) from within the luggage compartment, pull the illuminated “T” shaped handle and push up on the trunk lid. The handle is composed of a material that will glow for hours in darkness following brief exposure to ambient light.

  • Page 108

    Locks and Security REMOTE ENTRY SYSTEM The Integrated Keyhead Transmitters (IKTs) and Intelligent Access keys (IA key) comply with part 15 of the FCC rules and with RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

  • Page 109

    • structures around the vehicle, or • other vehicles parked next to your vehicle. The transmitter allows you to: • remotely unlock the vehicle doors. • remotely lock all the vehicle doors. • remotely open the trunk. • activate the personal alarm. •...

  • Page 110

    Locks and Security (Note: If two stage unlocking is disabled, all doors will unlock when you press any button on the keyless entry keypad). Activating Intelligent Access at the Trunk: If your IA key is within 3 feet (1 meter) of the trunk, you can activate your Intelligent Access system by pressing the exterior trunk release button, hidden under the trim above the license plate.

  • Page 111

    Two stage unlocking may be disabled or re-enabled by simultaneously pressing the (disabling two stage unlock allows all vehicle doors to unlock simultaneously). The turn lamps will flash twice to indicate that two-stage unlock was enabled or disabled. If equipped with IA key, when two stage unlocking is disabled, intelligent access at the driver’s door results in an unlock of all doors (not just the driver door).

  • Page 112

    Locks and Security Memory seats/power mirrors/steering column The Integrated Keyhead Transmitter (IKT) or Intelligent Access key (IA key) allows you to recall the memory seat/power mirrors/steering column feature. Press on the transmitter to automatically move the seat, mirrors and steering column to the desired memory position. Note: The seat will not travel to its final position if the key is not in the ignition (if equipped) and the easy entry feature is enabled.

  • Page 113

    Locks and Security Replacing the battery The Integrated Keyhead Transmitter (IKT) or Intelligent Access key (IA key) uses one coin type three-volt lithium battery CR2032 or equivalent. To replace the battery: Integrated Keyhead Transmitter (IKT) 1. Twist a thin coin in the slot near the key ring to remove the battery cover.

  • Page 114

    Locks and Security 2. Remove the old battery. Note: Please refer to local regulations when disposing of transmitter batteries. 3. Insert the new battery. Refer to the instructions inside the IA key for the correct orientation of the battery. Press the battery down to ensure that the battery is fully seated in the battery housing cavity.

  • Page 115

    Locks and Security • after 25 seconds of illumination. The inside lights will not turn off if: • they have been turned on with the dimmer control, or • any door is open. Perimeter lamps illuminated entry With the remote entry system, the following items will illuminate when control on the transmitter is pressed: •...

  • Page 116

    Locks and Security 1. Turn the ignition on. 2. Press the power door unlock control on the door panel three times. 3. Turn the ignition off. 4. Press the power door unlock control on the door panel three times. 5. Turn the ignition back on. The horn will chirp one time to confirm programming mode has been entered and is active.

  • Page 117

    SECURICODE™ KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM The keypad, located near the driver’s window, is invisible until touched and then it lights up so you can see and touch the appropriate buttons. Note: If you enter your entry code too fast on the keypad, the unlock function may not work.

  • Page 118

    Locks and Security 4. For memory recall feature, enter the sixth digit 1 • 2 to store driver 1 settings or 3 • 4 to store driver 2 settings. Note: Touching 5 • 6, 7 • 8, or 9 • 0 keypad numbers as a sixth digit will not recall a driver memory setting.

  • Page 119: Anti-theft System

    Locks and Security Unlocking and locking the doors using keyless entry To unlock the driver’s door, enter the factory set 5-digit code or your personal code. Each number must be pressed within five seconds of each other. The interior lamps will illuminate. Note: If the two-stage unlocking feature is disabled, all doors will unlock;...

  • Page 120

    Locks and Security Note: Large metallic objects, electronic devices that are used to purchase gasoline or similar items, or a second coded key on the same key chain may cause vehicle starting issues. You need to prevent these objects from touching the coded key while starting the engine. These objects will not cause damage to the coded key, but may cause a momentary issue if they are too close to the key when starting the engine.

  • Page 121

    Locks and Security Automatic disarming The vehicle is disarmed immediately after the ignition is turned on. If equipped with IKTs, 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, contact your authorized dealer as soon as possible.

  • Page 122

    Locks and Security Tips: • Only use Integrated Keyhead Transmitters (IKTs) or standard SecuriLock keys. • You must have two previously programmed coded keys (keys that already operate your vehicle’s engine) and the new unprogrammed key(s) readily accessible. • If two previously programmed coded keys are not available, you must take your vehicle to your authorized dealer to have the spare key(s) programmed.

  • Page 123

    Locks and Security Programming spare Intelligent Access Keys (if equipped) If you have Integrated Keyhead Transmitters (IKT) or standard SecuriLock coded keys, refer to Programming spare integrated keyhead transmitter (IKT) keys in this section. You must have two previously programmed Intelligent Access Keys inside the vehicle and the new unprogrammed Intelligent Access Keys readily accessible.

  • Page 124

    Locks and Security 8. Verify that the remote entry functions operate (lock, unlock) and that the vehicle starts with new Intelligent Access Key. If the Intelligent Access Key has been successfully programmed, it can be used to activate the Intelligent Access with Push Button Start feature and can be used to start your vehicle.

  • Page 125

    • Press and hold the 7 • 8 and 9 • 0 controls on the keyless entry pad at the same time to lock the doors (driver’s door must be closed). • If equipped with Intelligent Access Key, lock the door by turning the key in the door key cylinder.

  • Page 126

    Locks and Security Triggering the anti-theft system The armed system will be triggered if: • Any door, the hood or the trunk is opened without using the door key, keypad, Integrated Keyhead Transmitter or Intelligent Access Key. • Turn the ignition on with an invalid SecuriLock key or IKT (if equipped).

  • Page 127: Seating And Safety Restraints, Seating

    SEATING WARNING: Reclining the seatback can cause an occupant to slide under the seat’s safety belt, resulting in severe personal injuries in the event of a collision. WARNING: Do not pile cargo higher than the seatbacks to reduce the risk of injury in a collision or sudden stop. WARNING: Before returning the seatback to its original position, make sure that cargo or any objects are not trapped behind the seatback.

  • Page 128

    Seating and Safety Restraints To adjust the head restraint, do the following: 1. Adjust the seatback to an upright driving/riding position. 2. Raise the head restraint by pulling up on the head restraint. 3. Lower the head restraint by pressing and holding the guide sleeve adjust/release button and pushing down on the head restraint.

  • Page 129

    Seating and Safety Restraints To remove the adjustable head restraint, do the following: 1. Pull up the head restraint until it reaches the highest adjustment position. 2. Simultaneously press and hold both the adjust/release button and the unlock/remove button, then pull up on the head restraint.

  • Page 130

    Seating and Safety Restraints WARNING: To minimize the risk of neck injury in the event of a crash, head restraints must be installed properly. Adjusting the front power seat WARNING: Never adjust the driver’s seat or seatback when the vehicle is moving. WARNING: Do not pile cargo higher than the seatbacks to reduce the risk of injury in a collision or sudden stop.

  • Page 131

    Seating and Safety Restraints Press the front portion to tilt the seat. Press the control to move the seat forward, backward, up or down. Press the control to recline the seatback forward or rearward.

  • Page 132

    Seating and Safety Restraints Using the power lumbar support The lumbar control is located on the side of the seat cushion. Press the front of the control to adjust firmness. Press the rear of the control to adjust softness. Press the top of the control to raise the height of the lumbar support.

  • Page 133

    To operate the heated seats: Press once to activate the high heat setting (three indicator lights). Continue pressing to scroll through the other settings; medium heat (two indicator lights), low heat (one indicator light) or off. If the engine falls below 350 RPMs while the heated seats are on, the feature will turn itself off and will need to be reactivated.

  • Page 134

    Seating and Safety Restraints To remove an air filter: 1. Remove key from ignition. 2. Push up on the outside rigid edge of the filter until the tabs are released, then rotate the air filter toward the front of the vehicle. 3.

  • Page 135

    Memory seats/power mirrors/steering column This system allows automatic positioning of the driver seat, power mirrors, and steering column to two programmable positions. The memory seat control is located on the driver door. • To program position 1, move the driver seat, mirrors and steering column to the desired position using the associated controls.

  • Page 136

    Seating and Safety Restraints The seat and steering wheel will move to the original position when: • the transmission is in N (Neutral) or P (Park) • the key is placed in the ignition cylinder or when the push button start system (if equipped) is put in accessory mode (refer to Push button start system in the Driving chapter).

  • Page 137

    Armrest pass-through Pull down the door located in back of the armrest in order to store cargo of a longer length such as skis or lumber. Note: Do not exceed 80 lb (36 kg) of weight on the pass-through door. Rear heated seats WARNING: Persons who are unable to feel pain to the skin because of advanced age, chronic illness, diabetes, spinal cord...

  • Page 138: Safety Restraints

    Seating and Safety Restraints Note: Do not do the following: • Place heavy objects on the seat • Operate the seat heater if water or any other liquid is spilled on the seat. Allow the seat to dry thoroughly. The heated seat control is on the back of the front center console. To operate the heated seats: •...

  • Page 139

    Your vehicle’s Personal Safety System consists of: • Driver and passenger dual-stage airbag supplemental restraints. • Front outboard safety belts with pretensioners, energy management retractors (first row only), and safety belt usage sensors. • Driver’s seat position sensor. • Front passenger sensing system •...

  • Page 140

    Seating and Safety Restraints Front crash severity sensor The front crash severity sensor enhances the ability to detect the severity of an impact. Positioned up front, it provides valuable information early in the crash event on the severity of the impact. This allows your Personal Safety System to distinguish between different levels of crash severity and modify the deployment strategy of the dual-stage airbags and safety belt pretensioners.

  • Page 141

    Seating and Safety Restraints restrain children in the rear seat. The sensor also turns off the passenger front airbag and seat-mounted side airbag when the passenger seat is empty to prevent unnecessary replacement of airbag(s) after a collision. Front safety belt usage sensors The front safety belt usage sensors detect whether or not the driver and front outboard passenger safety belts are fastened.

  • Page 142

    Seating and Safety Restraints If any of these things happen, even intermittently, have the Personal Safety System serviced at an authorized dealer immediately. Unless serviced, the system may not function properly in the event of a collision. Safety belt precautions WARNING: Always drive and ride with your seatback upright and the lap belt snug and low across the hips.

  • Page 143

    WARNING: When possible, all children 12 years old and under should be properly restrained in a rear seating position. WARNING: Front and rear seat occupants, including pregnant women, should wear safety belts for optimum protection in an accident. Combination lap and shoulder belts 1.

  • Page 144

    Seating and Safety Restraints Energy management feature — front outboard • This vehicle has a safety belt system with an energy management feature at the front seats to help further reduce the risk of injury in the event of a head-on collision. •...

  • Page 145

    How to use the automatic locking mode • Buckle the combination lap and shoulder belt. • Grasp the shoulder portion and pull downward until the entire belt is pulled out. • Allow the belt to retract. As the belt retracts, you will hear a clicking sound.

  • Page 146

    Seating and Safety Restraints Safety belt height adjustment Your vehicle has safety belt height adjustments for 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, squeeze the button and slide the height adjuster up or down.

  • Page 147

    WARNING: Do not use extensions to change the fit of the shoulder belt across the torso. Safety belt warning light and indicator chime The safety belt warning light illuminates in the instrument cluster and a chime sounds to remind the occupants to fasten their safety belts. Conditions of operation If...

  • Page 148

    Seating and Safety Restraints If... The driver’s and front passenger’s safety belts are buckled before the ignition is switched on or less than 1-2 minutes have elapsed since the ignition has been switched on... The driver’s or front passenger’s safety belt is not buckled when the vehicle has reached at least 3 mph (5 km/h) and 1-2 minutes have...

  • Page 149

    Reasons given... “Belts are uncomfortable” “I was in a hurry” “Safety belts don’t work” “Traffic is light” “Belts wrinkle my clothes” “The people I’m with don’t wear belts” “I have an airbag” “I’d rather be thrown clear” Seating and Safety Restraints Consider...

  • Page 150

    Seating and Safety Restraints WARNING: Do not sit on top of a buckled safety belt or insert a latchplate into the buckle to avoid the Belt-Minder chime. To do so may adversely affect the performance of the vehicle’s air bag system.

  • Page 151: Airbags

    1. Switch the ignition on. DO NOT START THE ENGINE. 2. Wait until the safety belt warning light turns off (approximately one minute). • Step 3 must be completed within 50 seconds after the safety belt warning light turns off. 3.

  • Page 152

    Seating and Safety Restraints Important supplemental restraint system precautions Airbags DO NOT inflate slowly or gently and the risk of injury from a deploying airbag is greatest close to the trim covering the airbag module. WARNING: All occupants of the vehicle, including the driver, should always properly wear their safety belts, even when an air bag supplemental restraint system (SRS) is provided.

  • Page 153

    WARNING: Do not put anything on or over the airbag module. Placing objects on or over the airbag inflation area may cause those objects to be propelled by the airbag into your face and torso causing serious injury. WARNING: Do not attempt to service, repair, or modify the airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS) or its fuses.

  • Page 154

    Seating and Safety Restraints How does the airbag supplemental restraint system work? The airbag SRS is designed to activate when the vehicle sustains longitudinal deceleration sufficient to cause the sensors to close an electrical circuit that initiates airbag inflation. The fact that the airbags did not inflate in a collision does not mean that something is wrong with the system.

  • Page 155

    restrained or are otherwise out of position at the time of airbag deployment. Thus, it is extremely important that occupants be properly restrained as far away from the airbag module as possible while maintaining vehicle control. WARNING: Several air bag system components get hot after inflation.

  • Page 156

    Seating and Safety Restraints detect the presence of a properly seated occupant and determine if the front passenger’s frontal airbag should be enabled (may inflate) or disabled (will not inflate). The front passenger sensing system will disable (will not inflate) the front passenger’s frontal airbag if: •...

  • Page 157

    • If the child restraint has been installed and the indicator lamp is not lit, then switch the vehicle off, remove the child restraint from the vehicle and reinstall the restraint following the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions. The front passenger sensing system is designed to enable (may inflate) the front passenger’s frontal airbag anytime the system senses that a person of adult size is sitting properly in the front passenger seat.

  • Page 158

    Seating and Safety Restraints seat cushion, with their feet comfortably extended on the floor. Sitting improperly can increase the chance of injury in a crash event. For example, if an occupant slouches, lies down, turns sideways, sits forward, leans forward or sideways, or puts one or both feet up, the chance of injury during a crash is greatly increased.

  • Page 159

    • Other passengers pushing or pulling on the seat • Rear passenger feet and knees resting or pushing on the seat The conditions listed above may cause the weight of a properly seated occupant to be incorrectly interpreted by the passenger sensing system. The person in the front passenger seat may appear heavier or lighter due to the conditions described in the list above.

  • Page 160

    Seating and Safety Restraints If it is necessary to modify an advanced front airbag system to accommodate a person with disabilities, contact the Ford Customer Relationship Center at the phone number shown in the Customer Assistance chapter of this Owner’s Guide. WARNING: Any alteration/modification to the front passenger seat may affect the performance of the front passenger sensing system.

  • Page 161

    WARNING: Do not lean your head on the door. The side airbag could injure you as it deploys from the side of the seatback. WARNING: Do not attempt to service, repair, or modify the airbag SRS, its fuses or the seat cover on a seat containing an airbag.

  • Page 162

    Seating and Safety Restraints The side airbags are fitted on the outboard side of the seatbacks of the front seats. In certain lateral collisions, the airbag on the side affected by the collision will be inflated. If the front passenger sensing system detects an empty seat, the front passenger seat-mounted side airbag will be deactivated.

  • Page 163

    Safety Canopy system WARNING: Do not place objects or mount equipment on or near the headliner at the siderail that may come into contact with a deploying Safety Canopy . Failure to follow these instructions may increase the risk of personal injury in the event of a collision.

  • Page 164

    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 165

    The Safety Canopy is mounted to roof side-rail sheet metal, behind the headliner, above each row of seats. In certain lateral collisions or rollover events, the Safety Canopy system will be activated, regardless of which seats are occupied. The Safety Canopy is designed to inflate between the side window area and occupants to further enhance protection provided in side impact collisions and rollover events.

  • Page 166: Child Restraints

    Seating and Safety Restraints • The readiness light will not illuminate immediately after ignition is switched on. • A series of five beeps will be heard. The tone pattern will repeat periodically until the problem and light are repaired. If any of these things happen, even intermittently, have the SRS serviced at your an authorized dealer immediately.

  • Page 167

    WARNING: All children are shaped differently. The Recommendations for Safety Restraints are based on probable child height, age and weight thresholds from NHTSA and other safety organizations or are the minimum requirements of law. Ford recommends checking with a NHTSA Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) and your pediatrician to make sure your child seat is appropriate for your child, and is compatible with and properly installed in the vehicle.

  • Page 168

    Seating and Safety Restraints Recommendations for Safety Restraints for Children Child size, height, weight, or age Larger Children who have outgrown or no children longer properly fit in a belt-positioning booster seat (generally children who are at least 4 feet 9 inches (1.45 meters) tall or greater than 80 lb (36 kg) or 100 lb (45 kg) if recommended by child restraint...

  • Page 169

    Recommendations for attaching child safety restraints for children Restraint Child Type Weight Rear Up to facing 48 lb child seat (21 kg) Forward Up to facing 48 lb child seat (21 kg) Forward Over facing 48 lb child seat (21 kg) WARNING: Air bags can kill or injure a child in a child seat.

  • Page 170

    Seating and Safety Restraints WARNING: Always carefully follow the instructions and warnings provided by the manufacturer of any child restraint to determine if the restraint device is appropriate for your child’s size, height, weight, or age. Follow the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions and warnings provided for installation and use in conjunction with the instructions and warnings provided by the vehicle manufacturer.

  • Page 171

    training to ensure that all children ages 0 to 16 are properly restrained in the correct restraint system. Ford recommends checking with a NHTSA Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) and your pediatrician to make sure your seat is appropriate for your child and properly installed in the vehicle.

  • Page 172

    Seating and Safety Restraints Children 12 and under should be properly restrained in a rear seating position whenever possible. If all children cannot be seated and restrained properly in a rear seating position, properly restrain the largest child in the front seat. Installing child safety seats with combination lap and shoulder belts Check to make sure the child seat is properly secured before each use.

  • Page 173

    Seating and Safety Restraints 1. Position the child safety seat in a seat with a combination lap and shoulder belt. 2. Pull down on the shoulder belt and then grasp the shoulder belt and lap belt together. 3. While holding the shoulder and lap belt portions together, route the tongue through the child seat according to the child seat...

  • Page 174

    Seating and Safety Restraints 4. Insert the belt tongue into the proper buckle (the buckle closest to the direction the tongue is coming from) for that seating position until you hear a snap and feel the latch engage. Make sure the tongue is latched securely by pulling on it.

  • Page 175

    Seating and Safety Restraints 9. Attach the tether strap (if the child seat is equipped). Refer to Attaching child safety seats with tether straps later in this chapter. 10. Before placing the child in the seat, forcibly move the seat forward and back to make sure the seat is securely held in place.

  • Page 176

    Seating and Safety Restraints Your vehicle has LATCH lower anchors for child seat installation at the seating positions marked with the child seat symbol. The LATCH anchors are located at the rear section of the rear seat between the cushion and seatback, below the locator symbols on the seat back.

  • Page 177

    WARNING: Never attach two child safety seats to the same anchor. In a crash, one anchor may not be strong enough to hold two child safety seat attachments and may break, causing serious injury or death. If you install a child seat with rigid LATCH attachments, and have attached the top tether strap to the proper top tether anchor, do not tighten the tether strap enough to lift the child seat off the vehicle seat cushion when the child is seated in it.

  • Page 178

    Seating and Safety Restraints Attaching child safety seats with tether straps Many forward-facing child safety seats include a tether strap which extends from the back of the child safety seat and hooks to an anchoring point called the top tether anchor. Tether straps are available as an accessory for many older safety seats.

  • Page 179

    Seating and Safety Restraints 3. Open the tether anchor cover. 4. Clip the tether strap to the anchor as shown. If the tether strap is clipped incorrectly, the child safety seat may not be retained properly in the event of a collision. 5.

  • Page 180

    Seating and Safety Restraints Booster seats position a child so that vehicle lap/shoulder safety belts fit better. They lift the child up so that the lap belt rests low across the hips and the knees bend comfortably at the edge of the cushion, while minimizing slouching.

  • Page 181

    Types of booster seats There are generally two types of belt-positioning booster seats: backless and high back. Always use booster seats in conjunction with the vehicle lap/shoulder belt. • Backless booster seats If your backless booster seat has a removable shield, remove the shield.

  • Page 182

    Seating and Safety Restraints Children and booster seats vary in size and shape. Choose a booster that keeps the lap belt low and snug across the hips, never up across the stomach, and lets you adjust the shoulder belt to cross the chest and rest snugly near the center of the shoulder.

  • Page 183

    Move a child to a different seating location if the shoulder belt does not stay positioned on the shoulder during use. Follow all instructions provided by the manufacturer of the booster seat. WARNING: Never place, or allow a child to place, the shoulder belt under a child’s arm or behind the back because it reduces the protection for the upper part of the body and may increase the risk of injury or death in a collision.

  • Page 184: Tires, Wheels And Loading

    Tires, Wheels and Loading INFORMATION ABOUT UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADING Tire Quality Grades apply to new pneumatic passenger car tires. The Quality grades can be found where applicable on the tire sidewall between tread shoulder and maximum section width. For example: •...

  • Page 185

    WARNING: The traction grade assigned to this tire is based on straight-ahead braking traction tests, and does not include acceleration, cornering, hydroplaning or peak traction characteristics. Temperature A B C The temperature grades are A (the highest), B and C, representing the tire’s resistance to the generation of heat and its ability to dissipate heat when tested under controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory test wheel.

  • Page 186

    Tires, Wheels and Loading Increasing the inflation pressure beyond this pressure will not increase the tire’s load carrying capability. • kPa: Kilopascal, a metric unit of air pressure. • PSI: Pounds per square inch, a standard unit of air pressure. •...

  • Page 187: Tire Inflation

    WARNING: Under-inflation is the most common cause of tire failures and may result in severe tire cracking, tread separation or blowout , with unexpected loss of vehicle control and increased risk of injury. Under-inflation increases sidewall flexing and rolling resistance, resulting in heat buildup and internal damage to the tire. It also may result in unnecessary tire stress, irregular wear, loss of vehicle control and accidents.

  • Page 188

    Tires, Wheels and Loading Note: If you have to drive a distance to get air for your tire(s), check and record the tire pressure first and add the appropriate air pressure when you get to the pump. It is normal for tires to heat up and the air pressure inside to go up as you drive.

  • Page 189

    Improper or inadequate vehicle maintenance can cause tires to wear abnormally. Inspect all your tires, including the spare, frequently, and replace them if one or more of the following conditions exist: Tire wear When the tread is worn down to 1/16th of an inch (2 mm), tires must be replaced to help prevent your vehicle from skidding and...

  • Page 190

    Tires, Wheels and Loading U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number (TIN) Both U.S. and Canada Federal regulations require tire manufacturers to place standardized information on the sidewall of all tires. This information identifies and describes the fundamental characteristics of the tire and also provides a U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number for safety standard certification and in case of a recall.

  • Page 191

    WARNING: When mounting replacement tires and wheels, you should not exceed the maximum pressure indicated on the sidewall of the tire to set the beads without additional precautions listed below. If the beads do not seat at the maximum pressure indicated, re-lubricate and try again.

  • Page 192

    Tires, Wheels and Loading • Do not run over curbs or hit the tire against a curb when parking WARNING: If your vehicle is stuck in snow, mud, sand, etc., do not rapidly spin the tires; spinning the tires can tear the tire and cause an explosion.

  • Page 193

    • Front Wheel Drive (FWD) vehicles (front tires at top of diagram) • Rear Wheel Drive (RWD) vehicles/Four Wheel Drive (4WD)/All Wheel Drive (AWD) vehicles (front tires at top of diagram) Tires, Wheels and Loading...

  • Page 194

    Tires, Wheels and Loading Sometimes irregular tire wear can be corrected by rotating the tires. Note: If your tires show uneven wear ask an authorized dealer to check for and correct any wheel misalignment, tire imbalance or mechanical problem involved before tire rotation. Note: Your vehicle may be equipped with a dissimilar spare tire/wheel.

  • Page 195

    3. 65: Indicates the aspect ratio which gives the tire’s ratio of height to width. 4. R: Indicates a “radial” type tire. 5. 15: Indicates the wheel or rim diameter in inches. If you change your wheel size, you will have to purchase new tires to match the new wheel diameter.

  • Page 196

    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 197

    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 198

    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 199: 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 200

    Tires, Wheels and Loading The Tire Pressure Monitoring System complies with part 15 of the FCC rules and with RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

  • Page 201

    Tires, Wheels and Loading Understanding your Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) The Tire Pressure Monitoring System measures pressure in your four road tires and sends the tire pressure readings to your vehicle. The Low Tire Pressure Warning Lamp will turn ON if the tire pressure is significantly low.

  • Page 202

    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 203

    Low Tire Pressure Possible cause Customer Action Required Warning Light Flashing Warning Spare tire in Light TPMS malfunction When inflating your tires When putting air into your tires (such as at a gas station or in your garage), the Tire Pressure Monitoring System may not respond immediately to the air added to your tires.

  • Page 204

    Tires, Wheels and Loading How temperature affects your tire pressure The Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) monitors tire pressure in each pneumatic tire. While driving in a normal manner, a typical passenger tire inflation pressure may increase approximately 2 to 4 psi (14 to 28 kPa) from a cold start situation.

  • Page 205: Vehicle Loading

    Follow these guidelines when using snow tires and chains: • Use only SAE class “S” cables or equivalent on P235/55R18 tires on the front tires only. SAE class “S” chains or other conventional link chains may cause damage to the vehicles wheel house and/or body. Use of optional spike spider type traction devices or equivalent is also acceptable.

  • Page 206

    Tires, Wheels and Loading Vehicle Curb Weight – is the weight of your new vehicle when you picked it up from your authorized dealer plus any aftermarket equipment. Payload – is the combined weight of cargo and passengers that the vehicle is carrying.

  • Page 207

    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 208

    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 209

    WARNING: Exceeding the Safety Compliance Certification Label vehicle weight rating limits could result in substandard vehicle handling or performance, engine, transmission and/or structural damage, serious damage to the vehicle, loss of control and personal injury. GCW (Gross Combined Weight) – is the weight of the loaded vehicle (GVW) plus the weight of the fully loaded trailer.

  • Page 210

    Tires, Wheels and Loading WARNING: Exceeding any vehicle weight rating limitation could result in serious damage to the vehicle and/or personal injury. Steps for determining the correct load limit: 1. Locate the statement “The combined weight of occupants and cargo should never exceed XXX kg or XXX lbs.”...

  • Page 211: Trailer Towing

    to transport the cement to your home? If you and your friend each weigh 220 lb. (99 kg), the calculation would be: 1,400 - (2 x 220) - (12 x 100) = 1,400 - 440 - 1,200 = - 240 lb. No, you do not have enough cargo capacity to carry that much weight.

  • Page 212

    Tires, Wheels and Loading Hitches Do not use hitches that clamp onto the vehicle bumper. Use a load carrying hitch. 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 frame or hook retainers of the vehicle hitch.

  • Page 213

    Driving while you tow When towing a trailer: • Turn off the speed control. The speed control may shut off automatically when you are towing on long, steep grades. • Consult your local motor vehicle speed regulations for towing a trailer. •...

  • Page 214: Recreational Towing

    Tires, Wheels and Loading RECREATIONAL TOWING Follow these guidelines for your specific powertrain combination to tow your vehicle for personal travel (such as behind a motor home or a truck). Note: Put your climate control system in recirculated air mode to prevent exhaust fumes from entering the vehicle.

  • Page 215: Driving, Starting

    STARTING Positions of the ignition (if equipped) If your vehicle is equipped with a push button start system, refer to Push button start system in this section for ignition modes. 1. Off— locks the gearshift lever and allows key removal. This position also shuts the engine and all electrical accessories off.

  • Page 216

    Driving WARNING: Do not park, idle, or drive your vehicle in dry grass or other dry ground cover. The emission system heats up the engine compartment and exhaust system, which can start a fire. WARNING: Do not start your vehicle in a closed garage or in other enclosed areas.

  • Page 217

    Driving • Make sure the gearshift lever is in P (Park). 3. Turn the key to 3 (on) 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 218

    Driving 2. Turn the key to 4 (start), then release the key as soon as the engine begins cranking. Your vehicle has a computer assisted cranking system that assists in starting the engine. After releasing the key from the 4 (start) position, the engine may continue cranking for up to 10 seconds or until the vehicle starts.

  • Page 219

    Driving Note: You cannot immediately start your vehicle from the on mode. If you would like to start the vehicle and you are in on mode, you must first switch the vehicle off by pressing the START/STOP button. 3. To Start your vehicle’s engine, press the START/STOP button (for any length of time) while applying the brake pedal.

  • Page 220

    Driving Backup Method of Starting: Your IA key uses a radio frequency signal to communicate with your vehicle and authorize your vehicle to start when you press the START/STOP button and apply the brake pedal. If excessive radio frequency interference is present in the area, or if the battery in your IA key is low, it may be necessary to start your car by inserting the IA key in...

  • Page 221

    Absence of the Intelligent Access key: Once the vehicle has started, the vehicle will remain running until being turned off by the START/STOP button, even if the IA key is no longer found in the vehicle. Whenever a door is opened and then closed while the vehicle is running, the system will search for a IA key inside the vehicle and the message center will display NO FOB DETECTED if the IA key is no longer present.

  • Page 222

    Driving Prior to using the engine block heater, follow these recommendations for proper and safe operation: • For your safety, use an outdoor extension cord that is product certified by Underwriter’s Laboratory (UL) or Canadian Standards Association (CSA). Use only an extension cord that can be used outdoors, in cold temperatures, and is clearly marked Suitable for Use with Outdoor Appliances.

  • Page 223: Brakes

    Driving How to use the engine block heater Ensure the receptacle terminals are clean and dry prior to use. To clean them, use a dry cloth. Depending on the type of factory installed equipment, your engine block heater will use .4 to 1.0 kilowatt-hours of energy per hour of use. Your factory installed block heater system does not have a thermostat;...

  • Page 224

    Driving Brake Assist The Brake Assist system provides full braking force during panic braking situations. It detects a rapid application of the brake pedal and uses the ABS system to achieve maximum braking pressure. Once a panic brake application is detected, the system will remain activated as long as the brake pedal is pressed or ABS is engaged.

  • Page 225: Advancetrac

    WARNING: Always set the parking brake fully and make sure that the gearshift is securely latched in P (Park). The parking brake is not recommended to stop a moving vehicle. However, if the normal brakes fail, the parking brake can be used to stop your vehicle in an emergency.

  • Page 226

    Driving WARNING: Remember that even advanced technology cannot defy the laws of physics. It’s always possible to lose control of a vehicle due to inappropriate driver input for the conditions. Aggressive driving on any road condition can cause you to lose control of your vehicle increasing the risk of personal injury or property damage.

  • Page 227

    AdvanceTrac system to operate. If the “sliding car” icon steadily, verify that the AdvanceTrac system is not manually disabled by pressing the AdvanceTrac off button located on the center stack of the instrument panel. If the “sliding car” icon illuminated, have the system serviced by an authorized dealer immediately.

  • Page 228

    Driving system will regain all features. Anti-lock braking, and ESC are not affected by this condition and will continue to function during the cool-down period. The Engine Traction Control and Brake Traction Control system may be deactivated in certain situations. See the Switching off AdvanceTrac section below.

  • Page 229

    If you switch off the AdvanceTrac system the AdvanceTrac off button will illuminate and the sliding car icon Pressing the AdvanceTrac off button again will turn off the lighted button and the sliding car icon In R (Reverse), ABS and the Engine and Brake Traction Control features will continue to function;...

  • Page 230: Transmission Operation

    Driving If the steering wanders or pulls, check for: • an improperly inflated tire • uneven tire wear • loose or worn suspension components • loose or worn steering components • improper steering alignment AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION OPERATION Brake-shift interlock This vehicle is equipped with a brake-shift interlock feature that prevents the gearshift lever from being moved from P (Park) when the ignition is in the on position unless the brake pedal is applied.

  • Page 231

    P (Park) This position locks the transmission and prevents the front wheels from turning. To put your vehicle in gear: • Press the brake pedal • Move the gearshift lever into the desired gear To put your vehicle in P (Park): •...

  • Page 232

    Driving D (Drive) with Overdrive Cancel and Grade Assist Initially, moving the lever to (M) activates two features at the same time: Overdrive Cancel and Grade Assist. • The grade assist lamp in the instrument cluster is illuminated. 1. Overdrive Cancel •...

  • Page 233

    Driving To return to normal D position (with O/D), move the shift lever back from M to D . The transmission will operate in gears one through six. Understanding your SelectShift Automatic™ Transmission gearshift lever (SST) This vehicle is equipped with a SelectShift Automatic™...

  • Page 234

    Driving To manually downshift the transmission: 1. Move the gearshift lever forward to (-). 2. Release the lever, and it will return to the M position. The transmission will downshift. To manually upshift the transmission: 1. Move the gearshift lever rearward into (+).

  • Page 235: Forward And Reverse Sensing System

    Driving FORWARD (IF EQUIPPED) AND REVERSE SENSING SYSTEMS The forward and reverse sensing system will warn the driver of obstacles within a certain range of the front and rear bumpers. The front sensors will be active when the gearshift is in any position other than P (Park) or N (Neutral) and the vehicle speed is below 8 mph (13 km/h).

  • Page 236

    Driving The reverse sensing portion of the system detects obstacles up to 6 ft. (2 m) from the rear bumper with a decreased coverage area at the outer corners of the bumper, (refer to the illustration for approximate zone coverage areas). As you move closer to the obstacle, the rate of the tone increases.

  • Page 237

    WARNING: This system is not designed to prevent contact with small or moving objects. The system is designed to provide a warning to assist the driver in detecting large stationary objects to avoid damaging the vehicle. The system may not detect smaller objects, particularly those close to the ground.

  • Page 238: Rear-view Camera System

    Driving Note: If the system cannot be turned off, refer to MyKey™ in the Locks and Security chapter for more information. The system defaults to enabled every time the ignition is switched on. Press the control to disable or enable the system Keep the sensors (located on the front and rear bumper/fascia) free from snow, ice and large accumulations of dirt (do not clean the sensors with sharp objects).

  • Page 239

    Use the side mirrors and rearview mirror to get better coverage on both sides and rear of the vehicle. After shifting out of R (Reverse) and into any gear other than P (Park), the image will remain until the vehicle speed reaches five mph (8 km/h), only if the rear camera delay feature is on, or until any navigation radio button is pressed.

  • Page 240: All Wheel Drive

    Driving either of the lamps are not operating, stop using the camera system, at least in the dark, until the lamp(s) are replaced and functioning. Servicing • If the image comes on while the vehicle is not in R (Reverse), have the system inspected by your authorized dealer.

  • Page 241

    Driving on slippery surfaces with AWD vehicles AWD vehicles are specially equipped for driving on sand, snow, mud and rough roads and have operating characteristics that are somewhat different from conventional vehicles, both on and off the highway. When driving at slow speeds off-highway under high outside temperatures, use a low gear when possible.

  • Page 242

    Driving Do not rock the vehicle for more than a few minutes or damage to the transmission and tires may occur or the engine may overheat. WARNING: Always set the parking brake fully and make sure the gearshift is latched in P (Park). Switch the ignition off and remove the key whenever you leave your vehicle.

  • Page 243

    Driving Sand When driving over sand, try to keep all four wheels on the most solid area of the trail. Avoid reducing the tire pressures but shift to a lower gear and drive steadily through the terrain. Apply the accelerator slowly and avoid spinning the wheels.

  • Page 244

    Driving “Tread Lightly” is an educational program designed to increase public awareness of land-use regulations and responsibilities in our nations wilderness areas. Ford Motor Company joins the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management in encouraging you to help preserve our national forest and other public and private lands by “treading lightly.”...

  • Page 245

    Driving Driving on snow and ice Note: Excessive tire slippage can cause transmission damage. AWD vehicles have advantages over 2WD vehicles in snow and ice but can skid like any other vehicle. Should you start to slide while driving on snowy or icy roads, turn the steering wheel in the direction of the slide until you regain control.

  • Page 246

    Driving DRIVING THROUGH WATER If driving through deep or standing water is unavoidable, proceed very slowly especially when the depth is not known. Never drive through water that is higher than the bottom of the wheel rims (for cars) or the bottom of the hubs (for trucks).

  • Page 247: Roadside Emergencies, Getting Roadside Assistance

    • 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 248: Hazard Flasher Control

    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, Mercury and Lincoln vehicle customers who require Roadside Assistance, call 1-800-241-3673. Canadian customers who require roadside assistance, call 1-800-665-2006.

  • Page 249: Fuses And Relays

    Note: With extended use, the flasher may run down your battery. FUEL PUMP SHUT-OFF In the event of a moderate to severe collision, this vehicle is equipped with a fuel pump shut-off feature that stops the flow of fuel to the engine.

  • Page 250

    Roadside Emergencies Standard fuse amperage rating and color Fuse Mini rating fuses Grey Violet Pink 7.5A Brown Blue Yellow Natural Green — — — — — COLOR Standard Maxi fuses fuses Grey — Violet — Pink — — Brown — —...

  • Page 251

    Passenger compartment fuse panel The fuse panel is located under the instrument panel to the left of the steering wheel. The fuses are coded as follows. Fuse/Relay Location Roadside Emergencies Fuse Amp Protected Components Rating Right rear window Brake on/off switch Driver seat control/lumbar Right front window Brake shift interlock (BSI),...

  • Page 252

    Roadside Emergencies Fuse/Relay Location Fuse Amp Protected Components Rating Courtesy lamps Illumination switch, Puddle lamps All Wheel Drive (AWD) 7.5A Passive Entry/Passive Start (PEPS) module Memory/seats/mirrors/steering column, keypad, DZM CID, MGM Climate control Electronic finish panel (EFP) Global windows, door locks and trunk release (less PEPS) DRHSM (battery) Not used (spare)

  • Page 253

    Fuse/Relay Location Power distribution box The power distribution box is located in the engine compartment. The power distribution box contains high-current fuses that protect your vehicle’s main electrical systems from overloads. WARNING: Always disconnect the battery before servicing high current fuses. WARNING: To reduce risk of electrical shock, always replace the cover to the Power Distribution Box before reconnecting the battery or refilling fluid reservoirs.

  • Page 254

    Roadside Emergencies The high-current fuses are coded as follows: Fuse/Relay Location Fuse Amp Protected Components Rating 80A* SPDJB power 80A* SPDJB power — Not used Front wipers Passenger power seat Cigar lighter — Not used Moonroof 40A* Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) pump 30A* Starter relay...

  • Page 255

    Fuse/Relay Fuse Amp Location Rating 20A** 10A** 40A* 20A* 30A* 7.5A** 10A** 10A** 15A** 30A* 30A* 40A* 20A** 10A** 5A** Diode Diode G8VA relay G8VA relay G8VA relay G8VA relay Roadside Emergencies Protected Components Left HID Alternator sense — Not used IP power point HTD Backlite Console power point...

  • Page 256: Changing Tires

    Roadside Emergencies Fuse/Relay Location Full ISO relay Full ISO relay Full ISO relay Full ISO relay Full ISO relay Full ISO relay High-current Full ISO relay High-current * Cartridge Fuses ** Mini Fuses CHANGING THE TIRES If you get a flat tire while driving: •...

  • Page 257

    WARNING: Refer to Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) in the Tires, Wheels and Loading chapter for important information. If the tire pressure monitor sensor becomes damaged, it will no longer function. Dissimilar spare tire/wheel information WARNING: Failure to follow these guidelines could result in an increased risk of loss of vehicle control, injury or death.

  • Page 258

    Roadside Emergencies Use of one of the dissimilar spare tires listed above at any one wheel location can lead to impairment of the following: • Handling, stability and braking performance • Comfort and noise • Ground clearance and parking at curbs •...

  • Page 259

    Roadside Emergencies Stopping and securing the vehicle 1. Park on a level surface, set the parking brake and activate hazard flashers. 2. Place gearshift lever in P (Park) and switch engine off. Removing the spare tire and jack 1. Lift the trunk cargo cover, and remove the wing nut that secures the spare tire by turning it counterclockwise.

  • Page 260

    Roadside Emergencies Tire change procedure WARNING: When one of the front wheels is off the ground, the transmission alone will not prevent the vehicle from moving or slipping off the jack, even if the vehicle is in P (Park). WARNING: To help prevent the vehicle from moving when you change a tire, be sure to place the transmission in P (Park), set the parking brake and block (in both directions) the wheel that is diagonally opposite (other side and end of the vehicle) to the tire...

  • Page 261

    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. Note: DO NOT LIFT ON THE PLASTIC MOLDING, as this could damage molding.

  • Page 262

    Roadside Emergencies Stowing the tire and jack 1. Fully collapse the jack, fold the lug wrench socket into the handle and place the jack and wrench into the felt bag as shown. Place the extension bolt into the external pocket of the felt bag. Take care to position the jack as shown to ensure that the locating holes in the jack base can be placed on the locating...

  • Page 263: Wheel Lug Nut Torque

    If you are stowing the flat tire: 1. Remove the extension bolt from the exterior pocket of the felt bag. 2. Install the jack as shown in Step 4 under Stowing the tire and jack. 3. Screw the extension bolt onto the threaded stud of the jack retention bracket.

  • Page 264: Jump Starting

    Roadside Emergencies Note: Inspect the wheel pilot hole prior to installation. If there is visible corrosion in wheel pilot hole, remove loose particles by wiping with clean rag and apply grease. Apply grease only to the wheel pilot hole surface by smearing a “dime” (1 square cm) sized glob of grease around the wheel pilot surface (1) with end of finger.

  • Page 265

    Roadside Emergencies Preparing your vehicle When the battery is disconnected or a new battery is installed, the automatic transmission must relearn its shift strategy. As a result, the transmission may have firm and/or soft shifts. This operation is considered normal and will not affect function or durability of the transmission.

  • Page 266

    Roadside Emergencies 2. Connect the other end of the positive (+) cable to the positive (+) terminal of the assisting battery. 3. Connect the negative (-) cable to the negative (-) terminal of the assisting battery.

  • Page 267

    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. WARNING: Do not connect the end of the second cable to the negative (-) terminal of the battery to be jumped.

  • Page 268

    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 269

    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 270: 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 271

    If the vehicle is towed by other means or incorrectly, vehicle damage may occur. Ford Motor Company produces a towing manual for all authorized tow truck operators. Have your tow truck operator refer to this manual for proper hook-up and towing procedures for your vehicle. Emergency towing In case of a roadside emergency with a disabled vehicle (without access to wheel dollies, car hauling trailer, or flatbed transport vehicle) your...

  • Page 272: Customer Assistance

    GETTING THE SERVICES YOU NEED Warranty repairs to your vehicle must be performed by an authorized Ford, Lincoln, or Mercury dealer. While any authorized dealer handling your vehicle line will provide warranty service, we recommend you return to your selling authorized dealer who wants to ensure your continued satisfaction.

  • Page 273

    Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited P.O. Box 2000 Oakville, Ontario L6J 5E4 Telephone 1-800-565-3673 (FORD) Online Mailing address (Lincoln vehicles) Lincoln Centre Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited P.O. Box 2000 Oakville, Ontario L6J 5E4 Telephone 1-800-387-9333 Online

  • Page 274

    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 275

    Customer Assistance THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU (BBB) AUTO LINE PROGRAM (U.S. ONLY) Your satisfaction is important to Ford Motor Company and to your dealer. If a warranty concern has not been resolved using the three-step procedure outlined on the first page of the Customer Assistance section, you may be eligible to participate in the BBB AUTO LINE program.

  • Page 276

    Customer Assistance UTILIZING THE MEDIATION/ARBITRATION PROGRAM (CANADA ONLY) For vehicles delivered to authorized Canadian dealers. In those cases where you continue to feel that the efforts by Ford of Canada and the authorized dealer to resolve a factory-related vehicle service concern have been unsatisfactory, Ford of Canada participates in an impartial third party mediation/arbitration program administered by the Canadian Motor Vehicle Arbitration Plan (CAMVAP).

  • Page 277

    Customer Assistance If you did not take advantage of the Ford Extended Service Plan at the time of purchasing your vehicle, you may still be eligible. Since this information is subject to change, please ask your authorized dealer for complete details about Ford Extended Service Plan coverage options, or visit the Ford ESP website at

  • Page 278: Reporting Safety Defects (u.s. Only)

    Customer Assistance ORDERING ADDITIONAL OWNER’S LITERATURE To order the publications in this portfolio, contact Helm, Incorporated at: HELM, INCORPORATED P.O. Box 07150 Detroit, Michigan 48207 Or to order a free publication catalog, call toll free: 1-800-782-4356 Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. EST Helm, Incorporated can also be reached by their website:

  • Page 279: Reporting Safety Defects (canada Only)

    Customer Assistance To contact NHTSA, you may call the Vehicle Safety Hotline toll-free at 1–888–327–4236 (TTY: 1–800–424–9153); go to; or write to: Administrator 1200 New Jersey Avenue, Southeast Washington, D.C. 20590 You can also obtain other information about motor vehicle safety from

  • Page 280: 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 281

    WAXING • 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. • Do not allow paint sealant to come in contact with any non-body (low-gloss black) colored trim, such as grained door handles, roof racks, bumpers, side moldings, mirror housings or the windshield cowl area.

  • Page 282

    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 283

    • For plastic headlamp lenses, use Motorcraft Ultra Clear Spray Glass Cleaner (ZC-23). 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.

  • Page 284

    Cleaning • Be certain to wash or wipe your hands clean if you have been in contact with certain products such as insect repellent and suntan lotion in order to avoid possible damage to the interior painted surfaces. • Do not use household or glass cleaners as these may damage the finish of the instrument panel, interior trim and cluster lens.

  • Page 285

    WARNING: Do not use cleaning solvents, bleach or dye on the vehicle’s safety belts, as these actions may weaken the belt webbing. WARNING: On vehicles equipped with seat-mounted airbags, do not use chemical solvents or strong detergents. Such products could contaminate the side-airbag system and affect performance of the side airbag in a collision.

  • Page 286

    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 287: 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/Customer Information Guide to find out which parts and services are covered.

  • Page 288

    Maintenance and Specifications OPENING THE HOOD 1. Inside the vehicle, pull the hood release handle located at the bottom of the instrument panel near the steering column. 2. Go to the front of the vehicle and release the auxiliary latch using the handle that is located under the front passenger side of the hood.

  • Page 289: Engine Compartment

    Maintenance and Specifications IDENTIFYING COMPONENTS IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT 3.7L V6 Duratec engine 1. Power steering fluid reservoir 2. Engine coolant reservoir 3. Brake fluid reservoir 4. Battery 5. Power distribution box 6. Air filter assembly 7. Automatic transmission fluid dipstick 8.

  • Page 290

    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 291: Engine Oil

    Maintenance and Specifications CHANGING THE WIPER BLADES 1. Pull the wiper blade and arm away from the glass. 2. Squeeze the locking tabs to release the blade from the arm and pull the blade away from the arm to remove it. 3.

  • Page 292

    Maintenance and Specifications 5. Locate and carefully remove the engine oil level dipstick. 6. Wipe the dipstick clean. Insert the dipstick fully, then remove it again. • If the oil level is within this range, the oil level is acceptable. DO NOT ADD OIL.

  • Page 293

    • Do not overfill the engine with oil. Oil levels above this mark may cause engine damage. If the engine is overfilled, some oil must be removed from the engine by an authorized dealer. 7. Put the dipstick back in and ensure it is fully seated. Adding engine oil 1.

  • Page 294: Battery

    International Lubricant Standardization and Approval Committee (ILSAC), comprised of U.S. and Japanese automobile manufacturers. To protect your engine and engine’s warranty, use Motorcraft SAE 5W-20 or an equivalent SAE 5W-20 oil meeting Ford specification WSS-M2C930-A.

  • Page 295

    For longer, trouble-free operation, keep the top of the battery clean and dry. Also, make certain the battery cables are always tightly fastened to the battery terminals. If you see any corrosion on the battery or terminals, remove the cables from the terminals and clean with a wire brush.

  • Page 296

    Maintenance and Specifications Because your vehicle’s engine is electronically controlled by a computer, some control conditions are maintained by power from the battery. When the battery is disconnected or a new battery is installed, the engine must relearn its idle and fuel trim strategy for optimum driveability and performance.

  • Page 297: Engine Coolant

    ENGINE COOLANT Checking engine coolant The concentration and level of engine coolant should be checked at the intervals listed in scheduled maintenance information. The coolant concentration should be maintained at 50/50 coolant and distilled water, which equates to a freeze point of -34°F (-36°C). Coolant concentration testing is possible with a hydrometer or antifreeze tester.

  • Page 298

    Maintenance and Specifications If the engine coolant has not been checked at the recommended interval, the engine coolant reservoir may become low or empty. If the reservoir is low or empty, add engine coolant to the reservoir. Refer to Adding engine coolant in this chapter.

  • Page 299

    • Do not use alcohol, methanol, brine or any engine coolants mixed with alcohol or methanol antifreeze (coolant). Alcohol and other liquids can cause engine damage from overheating or freezing. • Do not add extra inhibitors or additives to the coolant. These can be harmful and compromise the corrosion protection of the engine coolant.

  • Page 300

    Maintenance and Specifications Whenever coolant has been added, the coolant level in the coolant reservoir should be checked the next few times you drive the vehicle. If necessary, add enough 50/50 concentration of engine coolant and distilled water to bring the liquid level to the proper level. If you have to add more than 1.0 quart (1.0 liter) of engine coolant per month, have your authorized dealer check the engine cooling system.

  • Page 301

    If you drive in extremely hot climates: • It is still necessary to maintain the coolant concentration above 40%. • NEVER decrease the coolant concentration below 40%. • Decreased engine coolant concentrations below 40% will decrease the corrosion protection characteristics of the engine coolant and may cause engine damage.

  • Page 302

    Maintenance and Specifications Once the engine temperature cools, the engine can be re-started. Take your vehicle to a service facility as soon as possible to minimize engine damage. When fail-safe mode is activated You have limited engine power when in the fail-safe mode, so drive the vehicle with caution.

  • Page 303

    WARNING: Automotive fuels can cause serious injury or death if misused or mishandled. WARNING: Gasoline may contain benzene, which is a cancer-causing agent. Observe the following guidelines when handling automotive fuel: • Extinguish all smoking materials and any open flames before refueling your vehicle.

  • Page 304

    Maintenance and Specifications WARNING: When refueling always shut the engine off and never allow sparks or open flames near the filler neck. Never smoke while refueling. Fuel vapor is extremely hazardous under certain conditions. Care should be taken to avoid inhaling excess fumes. WARNING: The flow of fuel through a fuel pump nozzle can produce static electricity, which can cause a fire if fuel is pumped into an ungrounded fuel container.

  • Page 305

    When fueling your vehicle: 1. Turn the engine off. 2. Open the fuel filler door. 3. Slowly insert the fuel filler nozzle fully into the fuel system. Pump fuel as normal. 4. After you are done pumping fuel, wait about five seconds before slowly removing the fuel filler nozzle.

  • Page 306

    Maintenance and Specifications Note: Use of any fuel other than those recommended may cause powertrain damage, a loss of vehicle performance, and repairs may not be covered under warranty. Octane recommendations Your vehicle will run normally on 87 octane regular fuel. Premium fuel will provide improved performance.

  • Page 307

    If you have run out of fuel: • You may need to cycle the ignition from off to on several times after refueling to allow the fuel system to pump the fuel from the tank to the engine. On restarting, cranking time will take a few seconds longer than normal.

  • Page 308

    Maintenance and Specifications 2. Slowly insert the funnel into the Easy Fuel™ system. 3. Fill the vehicle with fuel from the portable fuel container. 4. When done, clean the funnel or properly dispose of it. Extra funnels can be purchased from your authorized dealer if you choose to dispose of the funnel.

  • Page 309

    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 310

    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 311

    • 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 racks) may reduce fuel economy.

  • Page 312

    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. WARNING: Do not park, idle, or drive your vehicle in dry grass or other dry ground cover.

  • Page 313

    2. Poor fuel quality or water in the fuel—the engine may misfire or run poorly. 3. The fuel fill inlet may not have been properly closed. See Easy Fuel™ “no cap” fuel system in this chapter. 4. Driving through deep water—the electrical system may be wet. These temporary malfunctions can be corrected by filling the fuel tank with good quality fuel, properly closing the fuel fill inlet or letting the electrical system dry out.

  • Page 314

    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 315

    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 316

    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 317: Air Filter(s)

    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. The use of these materials may affect transmission operation and result in damage to internal transmission components.

  • Page 318: 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.

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  • Page 321: Engine Data

    ENGINE DATA Engine Displacement Fuel Firing order Spark plug gap Ignition system Compression ratio Engine drivebelt routing 1. Short drivebelt is on first pulley groove closest to engine. 2. Long drivebelt is on second pulley groove farthest from engine. Maintenance and Specifications 3.7L-DOHC V6 engine 3.7L 87 octane (normal operation) or...

  • Page 322

    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 323

    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. Model year 7.

  • Page 324: 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 325

    Peace of mind 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 326: Index

    Index Accessory delay ...63 Adaptive Cruise Control ...68 AdvanceTrac ...225 Air cleaner filter ...317–318 Air conditioning ...35, 38 Airbag supplemental restraint system ...151–152, 160, 163 and child safety seats ...153 description ...152, 160, 163 disposal ...166 driver airbag ...154, 161, 164 indicator light ...160, 165 operation ...154, 161, 164 passenger airbag ...154, 161, 164...

  • Page 327

    Child safety seats - booster seats ...180 Cleaning your vehicle engine compartment ...282 instrument panel ...283 interior ...284 plastic parts ...282 washing ...280 waxing ...281 wheels ...281 wiper blades ...283 Climate control (see Air conditioning or Heating) ...35, 38 Clock adjust AM/FM/CD/MP3 ...19 Compass, electronic ...58 calibration ...59...

  • Page 328

    Index refill capacities ...319 service points ...289 Engine block heater ...221 Engine oil ...291 change oil soon warning, message center ...291 checking and adding ...291 dipstick ...291 filter, specifications ...293, 318 recommendations ...293 refill capacities ...319 specifications ...319 Event data recording ...7 Exhaust fumes ...221 Fail safe cooling ...301 Fluid capacities ...319...

  • Page 329

    lighting up panel and interior ...49 Intelligent Access Key ...99 Intelligent Access with push button start ...109 Jack ...256 positioning ...256 storage ...256 Jump-starting your vehicle ...264 Keyless entry system autolock ...102 keypad ...117 locking and unlocking doors ..119 programming entry code ...117 Keys ...97, 121 positions of the ignition ...215 Lamps...

  • Page 330

    Index Power distribution box (see Fuses) ...253 Power door locks ...100 Power mirrors ...65 Power point ...60 Power steering ...229 fluid, checking and adding ...314 fluid, refill capacity ...319 fluid, specifications ...319 Power Windows ...62 Push button start system ...218 Radio ...18 6-CD in dash ...18 Rear heated seats ...137...

  • Page 331

    Specification chart, lubricants ...319 Speed control ...66 Starting your vehicle ...215–217 jump starting ...264 push button start system ...218 Steering wheel controls ...77 tilting ...56 Stereo 6-CD in dash ...18 CD-MP3 ...18 SYNC ...34 Tilt steering wheel ...56 Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Roadside Emergencies ...256 Tires, Wheels and Loading ...199...

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