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Ford 2009 Mustang Owner's Manual

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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Introduction Instrument Cluster Warning lights and chimes Gauges Entertainment Systems How to get going AM/FM stereo with CD AM/FM stereo with in-dash six CD Auxiliary input jack (Line in) Satellite radio information Navigation system Climate Controls Manual heating and air conditioning Rear window defroster Lights Headlamps...
  • Page 2 Table of Contents Seating and Safety Restraints Seating Safety restraints Airbags Child restraints Tires, Wheels and Loading Tire information Tire inflation Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Vehicle loading Trailer towing Recreational towing Driving Starting Brakes Traction Control™ Transmission operation Roadside Emergencies Getting roadside assistance Hazard flasher switch Fuel pump shut-off switch...
  • Page 3 Ford Motor Company. Ford may change the contents without notice and without incurring obligation. Copyright © 2008 Ford Motor Company...
  • Page 4: Introduction

    Introduction CONGRATULATIONS Congratulations on acquiring your new Ford. Please take the time to get well acquainted with your vehicle by reading this handbook. The more you know and understand about your vehicle, the greater the safety and pleasure you will derive from driving it.
  • Page 5 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.
  • Page 6 In order to properly diagnose and service your vehicle, Ford Motor Company, Ford of Canada, and service and repair facilities may access vehicle diagnostic information through a direct connection to your vehicle when diagnosing or servicing your vehicle.
  • Page 7 • where the driver was positioning the steering wheel. To access this information, special equipment must be directly connected to the recording modules. Ford Motor Company and Ford of Canada do not access event data recorder information without obtaining consent,...
  • Page 8: Vehicle Symbol Glossary

    Introduction These are some of the symbols you may see on your vehicle. Vehicle Symbol Glossary 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...
  • Page 9 Vehicle Symbol Glossary 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 2009 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide USA (fus) Introduction...
  • Page 10: Instrument Cluster

    Instrument Cluster WARNING LIGHTS AND CHIMES Base instrument cluster Optional instrument cluster Warning lights and gauges can alert you to a vehicle condition that may become serious enough to cause extensive repairs. A warning light may illuminate when a problem exists with one of your vehicle’s functions. Many lights will illuminate when you start your vehicle to make sure the bulbs work.
  • Page 11 Service Engine Soon: The Service Engine Soon indicator light illuminates when the ignition is first turned to the on position to check the bulb and to indicate whether the vehicle is ready for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) testing. Normally, the Service engine soon light will stay on until the engine is cranked, then turn itself off if no malfunctions are present.
  • Page 12 Instrument Cluster WARNING: Driving a vehicle with the brake system warning light on is dangerous. A significant decrease in braking performance may occur. It will take you longer to stop the vehicle. Have the vehicle checked by your authorized dealer. Driving extended distances with the parking brake engaged can cause brake failure and the risk of personal injury.
  • Page 13 Engine coolant temperature: Illuminates when the engine coolant temperature is high. Stop the vehicle as soon as possible, switch off the engine and let cool. Refer to Engine coolant in the Maintenance and Specifications chapter. WARNING: Never remove the coolant reservoir cap while the engine is running or hot.
  • Page 14 Instrument Cluster Speed control: Illuminates when the speed control is engaged. Turns off when the speed control system is disengaged. Door/Trunk ajar (if equipped): Illuminates when the ignition is in the on position and any door or trunk is open. Anti-theft system: Flashes when the SecuriLock™...
  • Page 15: Gauges

    Instrument Cluster Key-in-ignition warning chime: Sounds when the key is left in the ignition in the off or accessory position and the driver’s door is opened. Headlamps on warning chime: Sounds when the headlamps or parking lamps are on, the ignition is off (the key is not in the ignition) and the driver’s door is opened.
  • Page 16 Instrument Cluster Speedometer: Indicates the current vehicle speed. • Base instrument cluster • Optional instrument cluster Engine coolant temperature gauge: Indicates engine coolant temperature. At normal operating temperature, the needle will be in the normal range (between “H” and “C”). If it enters the red section, the engine is overheating.
  • Page 17 Instrument Cluster • Optional instrument cluster Refer to Message center in the Driver Controls chapter on how to switch the display from Metric to English. Trip odometer: Registers the miles (kilometers) of individual journeys. • Base instrument cluster Press and release the RESET button on the cluster to toggle between odometer and trip odometer display.
  • Page 18 Instrument Cluster Battery voltage gauge (if equipped): Indicates the battery voltage when the ignition is in the on position. If the pointer moves and stays outside the normal operating range, have the vehicle’s electrical system checked by your authorized dealer as soon as possible.
  • Page 19: Entertainment Systems

    Quick start — How to get going 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 drivers primary responsibility is the safe operation of their vehicle.
  • Page 20 Entertainment Systems Listening to satellite radio (if equipped) 1. If the audio system is turned off, press VOL-PUSH to turn the radio on. Turn VOL-PUSH to adjust the volume. Note: The system may take a few moments to turn on. 2.
  • Page 21 Entertainment Systems For a single CD system, if a disc is not already loaded, insert only one, label side up into the CD slot. LOADING CD and READING DISC will appear in the display. The first track on the disc will begin playing. For an in-dash six CD system, if a disc is not already loaded, press LOAD.
  • Page 22 Entertainment Systems Press SHUFFLE to engage shuffle mode. SHUFFLE ON will appear in the display. If you wish to engage shuffle mode right away, press SEEK to begin random play. Otherwise, random play will begin when the current track is finished playing. CD SHUF will appear in the display.
  • Page 23: Am/Fm Stereo With Cd

    AM/FM stereo / single CD/MP3 sound system (if equipped) WARNING: Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control, accident and injury. Ford strongly recommends that drivers use extreme caution when using any device that may take their focus off the road. The driver’s primary responsibility is the safe operation of their vehicle.
  • Page 24 Entertainment Systems 3. Menu: Press to cycle through the following modes: BASS: Press SEEK, SEEK Press OK to close and return to the main menu. TREBLE: Press SEEK, SEEK setting. Press OK to close and return to the main menu. BALANCE: Press between the left and right speakers.
  • Page 25 Entertainment Systems Setting the clock: Press MENU until SELECT HOUR or SELECT MINUTE is displayed. Use to manually increase/decrease. Press MENU again to disengage clock mode. Press OK to close and return to the main menu. AUTOSET: Allows you to set the strongest local radio stations without losing your original manually set preset stations for AM/FM1/FM2.
  • Page 26 Entertainment Systems OK(Play/Pause): This control is operational in CD/MP3 mode. When a CD/MP3 is playing, press to pause or resume play. The CD status will display in the radio display. OK: Use in various menu options. 7. SHUFFLE: Press to play tracks in random order.
  • Page 27 Entertainment Systems 14. Seek: Press to access the next ) strong station or CD track. 15. AM/FM: Press to select AM/FM frequency band. 16. ON/OFF/Volume: Press to turn ON/OFF. Turn to increase/decrease volume. If the volume is set above a certain level and the ignition is turned off, the volume will come back on at a “nominal”...
  • Page 28: Am/Fm Stereo With In-Dash Six Cd

    Entertainment Systems SHAKER 500 — Audiophile In-Dash Six CD/MP3 Sound System (if equipped) 2009 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide USA (fus)
  • Page 29 (if equipped) WARNING: Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control, accident and injury. Ford strongly recommends that drivers use extreme caution when using any device that may take their focus off the road. The driver’s primary responsibility is the safe operation of their vehicle.
  • Page 30 Entertainment Systems Tune/Disc selector: Press and release to manually advance up/down the radio frequency or to select a desired disc. Press and hold for a fast advance through radio frequencies or all loaded discs. Also use in menu mode to select various settings. In satellite radio mode, press radio channels.
  • Page 31 • DELETE SONG: Press OK to delete a song from the system’s memory. Press to cycle through the saved songs. When the song appears in the display that you would like to delete, press OK. The song will appear in the display for confirmation. Press OK again and the display will read SONG DELETED.
  • Page 32 Entertainment Systems AUTOSET: Allows you to set the strongest local radio stations without losing your original manually set preset stations for AM/FM1/FM2. Press MENU to access. Use to set or turn on/off. When the six strongest stations are filled, the station stored in preset 1 will begin playing.
  • Page 33 To search for specific RBDS music categories: When the desired category appears in the display, press then press and release or press and hold SCAN to begin the search. To view the station name or type: When the desired category appears in the display, press TEXT/SCAN to toggle between displaying the station type (COUNTRY, ROCK, etc.) or the station name (WYCD, WXYZ, etc.).
  • Page 34 Entertainment Systems 7. SHUFFLE: Press to play the tracks in random order. 8. FOLDER: Press to access next folder on MP3 discs, if folders are available. 9. FOLDER: Press to access the previous folder on MP3 discs, if folders are available. 10.
  • Page 35 Entertainment Systems additional display text. When the “>” indicator is active, press SEEK to view the previous display text. In satellite radio mode (if equipped), press and hold to hear a brief sampling of the next channels. Press again to stop. 14.
  • Page 36: Auxiliary Input Jack (Line In)

    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 37 Entertainment Systems 2. Ensure that the battery in your portable music player is new or fully charged and that the device is turned off. 3. Attach one end of the audio extension cable to the headphone output of your player and the other end of the audio extension cable to the AIJ in your vehicle.
  • Page 38 (12 cm) audio compact discs only. Due to technical incompatibility, certain recordable and re-recordable compact discs may not function correctly when used in Ford CD players. Irregular shaped CDs, CDs with a scratch protection film attached, and CDs with homemade paper (adhesive) labels should not be inserted into the CD player.
  • Page 39 Audio system warranty and service: Refer to the Warranty Guide for audio system warranty information. If service is necessary, see your dealer or qualified technician. MP3 track and folder structure Your MP3 system recognizes MP3 individual tracks and folder structure as follows: •...
  • Page 40: Satellite Radio Information

    Entertainment Systems 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.
  • Page 41 Note: SIRIUS reserves the unrestricted right to change, rearrange, add or delete programming including canceling, moving or adding particular channels, and its prices, at any time, with or without notice to you. Ford Motor Company shall not be responsible for any such programming changes.
  • Page 42 Entertainment Systems Radio Display Condition ACQUIRING Radio requires more than two seconds to produce audio for the selected channel. SAT FAULT Internal module or system failure INVALID CHNL Channel no longer UNSUBSCRIBED Subscription not available for this NO TEXT Artist information not 2009 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide USA (fus)
  • Page 43: Navigation System

    Radio Display Condition NO TEXT Song title information not available. NO TEXT Category information not available. NO SIGNAL Loss of signal from the SIRIUS satellite or SIRIUS tower to the vehicle antenna. UPDATING Update of channel programming in CALL SIRIUS Satellite service has 1–888–539–7474 been deactivated by...
  • Page 44: Climate Controls

    Climate Controls MANUAL HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM 1. Temperature selection: Controls the temperature of the airflow in the vehicle. 2. Mode selections: Controls the location of the airflow in the vehicle. See the following for a brief description of each selection. MAX A/C: Distributes recirculated air through the instrument panel vents to cool the vehicle.
  • Page 45 Passenger heated seat: Press to activate or deactivate the passenger side heated seat. The passenger heated seat will turn off automatically after 10 minutes of use. Rear defroster: Press to activate/deactivate the rear window defroster. Refer to Rear window defroster later in this section for more information.
  • Page 46: Rear Window Defroster

    Climate Controls For maximum cooling performance in MAX A/C mode: 1. Move temperature control to the coolest setting. 2. Set the fan to the highest speed initially, then adjust to maintain comfort. For maximum cooling performance in panel or panel/floor modes: 1.
  • Page 47 Climate Controls CABIN AIR FILTER Your vehicle is equipped with a cabin air filter, which is located just in front of the windshield under the cowl grille on the passenger side of the vehicle. The particulate air filtration system is designed to reduce the concentration of airborne particles such as dust, spores and pollen in the air being supplied to the interior of the vehicle.
  • Page 48: Lights

    Lights HEADLAMP CONTROL Turns the lamps off. Turns on the parking lamps, instrument panel lamps, license plate lamps and tail lamps. Turns the low beam headlamps Fog lamp control (if equipped) The fog lamps can be turned on when the ignition is in the on position, the headlamp control is in position and the high beams are not on.
  • Page 49 Flash to pass Pull toward you, to the first detent, to activate and release to deactivate. Note: Vehicles equipped with HID headlamps will hear an audible click when activating this feature. Daytime running lamps (DRL) (if equipped) Turns the headlamps on with a reduced output. When activated, the DRL telltale is illuminated.
  • Page 50 Lights Note: If the battery is disconnected, discharged, or a new battery is installed, the dimmer switch requires re-calibration. Rotate the dimmer switch from the full dim position to the full dome/on position to reset. This will ensure that your displays are visible under all lighting conditions.
  • Page 51: Turn Signal Control

    6. Locate the vertical adjuster on each headlamp, then use a 7 mm Allen wrench or a Phillips screwdriver to adjust the headlamp up or down. 7. HORIZONTAL AIM IS NOT REQUIRED FOR THIS VEHICLE AND IS NON-ADJUSTABLE. 8. Close the hood and turn off the lamps.
  • Page 52: Bulb Replacement

    Lights Ambient/Mood lighting (if equipped) Illuminates four footwells and two cupholders with a choice of seven colors. The ambient lighting control switch is located on the center console. To activate, press and release the control switch to cycle through the seven color choices plus the off state.
  • Page 53 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 54 Lights 2. Disconnect the electrical connector from the bulb by depressing the retainer clip and pulling rearward. 3. Remove the bulb by rotating it counterclockwise and pulling it straight out. WARNING: Handle a halogen headlamp bulb carefully and keep out of children’s reach.
  • Page 55 Lights 2. Locate the lamp assembly from underneath the vehicle and rotate the bulb socket counterclockwise and remove from lamp assembly. 3. Pull the bulb straight out from the socket. Install the new bulb in reverse order. Replacing front parking lamp bulbs 1.
  • Page 56 Lights 1. Make sure headlamp switch is in the off position, then open the trunk. 2. Carefully remove fasteners around the lamp area and then remove the interior trunk trim. 3. Remove three nut and washer assemblies and the lamp assembly from the vehicle.
  • Page 57 Lights 6. Pull the bulb straight from the socket. Install the new bulb in reverse order. Replacing rear sidemarker lamp bulbs 1. Make sure the headlamp switch is in the off position and locate the sidemarker on the rear bumper fascia.
  • Page 58 Lights 4. Carefully pull the bulb straight out of socket. Install the new bulb in reverse order. Replacing license plate lamp bulbs 1. Make sure the headlamp switch is in the off position, then remove the two screws and the license plate lamp assembly.
  • Page 59: Driver Controls

    MULTI-FUNCTION LEVER Windshield wiper: For intermittent operation, move control up one position. Adjust the rotary control to the desired speed setting. For normal or low speed wiper operation, move control up two positions from off. For high speed wiper operation, move control up three positions from off.
  • Page 60: Steering Wheel Adjustment

    Driver Controls TILT STEERING WHEEL (IF EQUIPPED) To adjust the steering wheel: 1. Push the lever down to unlock the steering column. While the lever is in the down position, tilt the steering column to its desired orientation. 2. While holding the steering column, pull the lever up to its original position to lock the steering column.
  • Page 61 The power point is an additional power source for electrical accessories. The power points are located on the instrument panel and inside the center console storage bin. Do not use the power point for operating the cigarette lighter element (if equipped). To prevent the fuse from being blown, do not use the power point(s) over the vehicle capacity of 12 VDC/180W/15A.
  • 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 Restoring the Express up functionality (Front windows only) Under low battery power conditions, Express Up only functionality may be lost. To reset this function after restoring full battery power, pull the switch to the Express Up position, hold the switch until the glass reaches the stall position and continue to hold for two seconds.
  • Page 64 Driver Controls Rear Power Windows (Convertible Only) The rear quarter windows are operated by a single window switch located at the Driver door window controls. Press and pull the window switch to open and close the windows. • Push down and hold the switch to open. •...
  • Page 65 Electronic compass (if equipped) The compass reading will remain accurate during most driving conditions. The compass is continuously re-calibrating due to changing magnetic fields and subtle, slow changes in vehicle magnetics which can occur over the life of the vehicle. If heading appears inaccurate re-calibrate mirror, refer to Compass calibration adjustment.
  • Page 66: Mirrors

    Driver Controls 5. Repeatedly press until your zone number is shown in the mirror display, then release. 6. The display will show all segments, then return to normal compass mode within ten seconds. Compass calibration adjustment Perform this adjustment in an open area free from steel structures and high voltage lines.
  • Page 67 Setting speed control The controls for using your speed control are located on the steering wheel for your convenience. 1. Press the ON control and release 2. Accelerate to the desired speed. 3. Press the SET + control and release it. 4.
  • Page 68 Driver Controls • Press and release the SET + control to operate the Tap-Up function. Each tap will increase the set speed by 1 mph (1.6 km/h). • Use the accelerator pedal to get to the desired speed. When the vehicle reaches that speed press and release the SET + control.
  • Page 69 Driver Controls To lower the convertible top: 1. Bring vehicle to a complete stop. Key must be in the on position. It is recommended that the vehicle’s engine is running when lowering the top to prevent draining the battery. 2. Check the convertible top stowage compartment behind the rear seat to be sure it is empty and ready to receive the top.
  • Page 70 Driver Controls Installation of the boot (if equipped) Be sure the boot is secure on the vehicle before driving. 1. Install the boot on the vehicle by hooking the boot retaining clips on the back panel. 2. Install the boot on the right side tucking in the front part of the boot in the quarter panel and hooking the retaining clip on the side.
  • Page 71 Driver Controls Storing the boot 1. Position the boot right-side up and fold each side of the boot inward. 2. Turn the boot upside down and fold the left side of the boot inward. 3. Fold the right side inward and secure the boot with the strap. Stow the boot in the trunk.
  • Page 72 Driver Controls Raising the convertible top The convertible top will not operate unless the vehicle is traveling under 3 mph (5 km/h). To raise the convertible top: 1. Bring the vehicle to a complete stop. Key must be in the on position. It is recommended that the vehicle’s engine is running when raising the top to prevent draining the battery.
  • Page 73: Message Center

    Driver Controls 5. Secure the Driver’s side latch first then secure the Passenger side. Pull down firmly on the latch handles before rotating them into the windshield header until they reach the full forward position. Pulling down on the latch handles and at the center grip in the header will make it easier to fasten the top.
  • Page 74 Driver Controls Selectable features Reset Press this control to select and reset functions shown in the INFO menu and SETUP menu. Setup menu Press this control for the following displays: • System Check • Display Color • Units (English/Metric) • Display Mode •...
  • Page 75 8. TRAC CONTROL (if equipped) 9. FUEL CAP 10. FUEL LEVEL 11. MILES TO EMPTY Display color The instrument cluster gauges are backlit with white backlighting when the headlamps are off. When the headlamps are on, the user can select one of six preset colors or one user definable color (MyColor™) for the nighttime gauge backlighting.
  • Page 76 Driver Controls Units (English/Metric) 1. Select this function from the SETUP menu for the current units to be displayed. 2. Press the RESET control to change from English to Metric. Display Mode 1. Select this function from the SETUP menu to select the Display Mode.
  • Page 77 Driver Controls • Fuel Used • Trip Elapsed Drive Time • Average Speed • Blank Display Odometer/Trip odometer Refer to Gauges in the Instrument Cluster chapter. Distance to empty (DTE) Selecting this function from the INFO menu estimates approximately how far you can drive with the fuel remaining in your tank under normal driving conditions.
  • Page 78 Driver Controls Average fuel economy (AFE) Select this function from the INFO menu to display your average fuel economy in miles/gallon or liters/100 km. If you calculate your average fuel economy by dividing miles traveled by gallons of fuel used (liters of fuel used by 100 kilometers traveled), your figure may be different than displayed for the following reasons: •...
  • Page 79 Driver Controls Trip elapsed drive time Select this function from the INFO menu to display a timer. Trip elapsed drive time will only accumulate time when the ignition is in the on position. To operate the Trip Elapsed Drive Time perform the following: 1.
  • Page 80 Driver Controls This acts as a reminder that these warning conditions still exist within the vehicle. Warning display Driver door ajar Passenger door ajar Oil pressure low Check charging system Check Traction Control™ Check fuel cap Fuel level low Check brake system Low tire pressure Tire pressure monitor fault Tire pressure sensor fault...
  • Page 81 Driver Controls CHECK FUEL CAP — Displayed when the fuel filler cap is not properly installed. Check the fuel filler cap for proper installation. Refer to Fuel filler cap in the Maintenance and Specifications chapter. FUEL LEVEL LOW — Displayed as an early reminder of a low fuel condition.
  • Page 82 Driver Controls POSITIVE RETENTION FLOOR MAT (IF EQUIPPED) WARNING: Do not install additional floor mats on top of the factory installed floor mats as they may interfere with the accelerator or the brake pedals. Position the floor mat so that the eyelet is over the pointed end of the retention post and rotate forward to lock in.
  • Page 83: Locks And Security

    KEYS One key operates all the locks and starts the vehicle. Always carry a spare key with you in case of an emergency. Your keys are programmed to your vehicle; using a non-programmed key will not permit your vehicle to start. If you lose your authorized dealer supplied keys, replacement keys are available through your authorized dealer.
  • Page 84 Locks and Security When you open the driver’s door and you lock the vehicle with the power door lock control, all the doors will lock, then the driver’s door will automatically unlock reminding you that your key is still in the ignition.
  • Page 85 Autolock (if equipped) On vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission, this feature automatically locks all vehicle doors when: • all doors are closed, • the ignition is in the on position, • the brake is pressed before reaching 5 mph (8 km/h), and •...
  • Page 86 Locks and Security Adults are advised to familiarize themselves with the operation and location of the release handle. 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.
  • Page 87 REMOTE ENTRY SYSTEM This device 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 88 Locks and Security Locking the doors 1. Press and release to lock all the doors. Note: The interior lamps will turn off (unless the dome lamp control is in the full-up position), and the turn signal lamps will flash if all doors, trunk and hood (if equipped with active anti-theft system) are closed and locked.
  • Page 89 Locks and Security Replacing the battery The remote entry transmitter uses one coin type three-volt lithium battery CR2032 or equivalent. To replace the battery: 1. Twist a thin coin between the two halves of the remote entry transmitter near the key ring. DO NOT TAKE THE RUBBER COVER AND CIRCUIT BOARD OFF THE FRONT HOUSING OF THE...
  • Page 90 Locks and Security How to reprogram your remote entry transmitters You must have all remote entry transmitters (maximum of six) available before beginning this procedure. Note: Ensure the brake pedal is not depressed during this sequence. To reprogram the remote entry transmitters: 1.
  • Page 91 • any door is open. The battery saver will shut off the interior lamps 10 minutes after the ignition has been turned to the off position and a door is left open, and in 30 minutes if the dome lamp control is left on and the ignition has been turned to the off position.
  • Page 92: Anti-Theft System

    Note: The SecuriLock™ passive anti-theft system is not compatible with non-Ford aftermarket remote start systems. Use of these systems may result in vehicle starting problems and a loss of security protection. Note: Large metallic objects, electronic devices that are used to purchase gasoline or similar items, or a second coded key on the same key chain may cause vehicle starting issues.
  • Page 93 Anti-theft indicator The anti-theft indicator is located in the instrument cluster. • When the ignition is in the off position, the indicator will flash once every two seconds to indicate the SecuriLock™ system is functioning as a theft deterrent. • When the ignition is in the on position, the indicator will glow for three seconds, then turn off to indicate normal system functionality.
  • Page 94 Locks and Security Tips: • A maximum of eight keys can be coded to your vehicle. • Only use 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.
  • Page 95 Locks and Security To program additional new unprogrammed key(s), repeat this procedure from Step 1 for each additional key. ACTIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED) The active anti-theft system is designed to warn you in the event of an unauthorized entry to your vehicle and is also designed to help prevent the unwanted towing of the vehicle.
  • Page 96 Locks and Security Arming the system When armed, the active anti-theft system is designed to notify you of an unauthorized entry. When unauthorized entry or towing occurs, the system will flash the turn signal lamps and interior lamps and sounds the security horn.
  • Page 97: Seating And Safety Restraints

    Seating and Safety Restraints 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.
  • Page 98 Seating and Safety Restraints Lift the head restraint to raise the height. To lower the head restraint, press the button located on the driver’s side post, and push down on the head restraint. Adjusting the front manual seat (if equipped) WARNING: Never adjust the driver’s seat or seatback when the vehicle is moving.
  • Page 99 Seating and Safety Restraints Pull lever up to adjust the angle of the seatback. Four-way seat adjust (driver side only) Pump the handle upwards to raise the cushion and pump downward to lower the cushion to the desired location. Using the power lumbar support (if equipped) The power lumbar control is located on the top of the driver’s seat side shield.
  • Page 100 Seating and Safety Restraints WARNING: Do not pile cargo higher than the seatbacks to avoid injuring people in a collision or sudden stop. WARNING: Always drive and ride with your seatback upright and the lap belt snug and low across the hips. 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.
  • Page 101 Seating and Safety Restraints Move the switch in the direction of the arrows to raise or lower the front portion of the seat cushion. Move the switch in the direction of the arrows to raise or lower the rear portion of the seat cushion. Press the switch in the direction of the arrows to move the seat forward, backward, up or down.
  • Page 102 Seating and Safety Restraints • 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 located in the lower center of the instrument panel. To operate the heated seats: •...
  • Page 103: Safety Restraints

    Seating and Safety Restraints To lower the seatback(s) from inside the vehicle, pull strap to release seat back and then fold seatback down. When raising the seatback(s), make sure you hear the seat latch into place. Pull on the seatback to ensure that it has latched. WARNING: Before returning the seatback to its original position, make sure that cargo or any objects are not trapped behind the seatback.
  • Page 104 Seating and Safety Restraints • Restraints Control Module (RCM) with impact and safing sensors. • Restraint system warning light and back-up tone. • The electrical wiring for the airbags, crash sensor(s), safety belt pretensioners, front safety belt usage sensors, driver seat position sensor, front passenger sensing system, and indicator lights.
  • Page 105 Seating and Safety Restraints Front passenger sensing system For airbags to do their job they must inflate with great force, and this force can pose a potentially deadly risk to occupants that are very close to the airbag when it begins to inflate. For some occupants, like infants in rear-facing child seats, this occurs because they are initially sitting very close to the airbag.
  • Page 106 Seating and Safety Restraints Front safety belt pretensioners The safety belt pretensioners at the front outboard seating positions are designed to tighten the safety belts firmly against the occupant’s body during frontal collisions, and in side collisions. This helps increase the effectiveness of the safety belts.
  • Page 107 Seating and Safety Restraints Safety restraints precautions WARNING: Always drive and ride with your seatback upright and the lap belt snug and low across the hips. WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury, make sure children sit in the back seat where they can be properly restrained. WARNING: Never let a passenger hold a child on his or her lap while the vehicle is moving.
  • Page 108 Seating and Safety Restraints WARNING: Safety belts and seats can become hot in a vehicle that has been closed up in sunny weather; they could burn a small child. Check seat covers and buckles before you place a child anywhere near them. WARNING: Front and rear seat occupants, including pregnant women, should wear safety belts for optimum protection in an accident.
  • Page 109 Seating and Safety Restraints 1. Insert the belt tongue into the proper buckle (the buckle closest to the direction the tongue is coming from) until you hear a snap and feel it latch. Make sure the tongue is securely fastened in the buckle. 2.
  • Page 110 Seating and Safety Restraints WARNING: After any vehicle collision, the safety belt system at all outboard seating positions (except driver, which has no “automatic locking retractor” feature) must be checked by an authorized dealer to verify that the “automatic locking retractor” feature for child seats is still functioning properly.
  • Page 111 This indicates the safety belt is now in the automatic locking mode. How to disengage the automatic locking mode WARNING: Ford Motor Company recommends that all safety belt assemblies and attaching hardware should be inspected by an authorized dealer after any collision. Safety belt assemblies not in use during a collision should also be inspected and replaced if either damage or improper operation is noted.
  • Page 112 Seating and Safety Restraints WARNING: After any vehicle collision, the front passenger and rear outboard safety belt systems must be checked by an authorized dealer to verify that the “automatic locking retractor” feature for child seats is still functioning properly. In addition, all safety belts should be checked for proper function.
  • Page 113 Seating and Safety Restraints Conditions of operation If... The driver’s safety belt is not buckled before the ignition switch is turned to the on position... The driver’s safety belt is buckled while the indicator light is illuminated and the warning chime is sounding... The driver’s safety belt is buckled before the ignition switch is turned to the on...
  • Page 114 Seating and Safety Restraints If... The driver’s and front passenger’s safety belts are buckled before the ignition switch is turned to the ON position or less than 1-2 minutes have elapsed since the ignition switch has been turned to on... The driver’s or front passenger’s safety belt is not buckled when the vehicle has...
  • Page 115 Seating and Safety Restraints The following are reasons most often given for not wearing safety belts (All statistics based on U.S. data): Reasons given... “Crashes are rare events” “I’m not going far” “Belts are uncomfortable” “I was in a hurry” “Safety belts don’t work”...
  • Page 116 Seating and Safety Restraints Reasons given... “I have an airbag” “I’d rather be thrown clear” 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 117 Seating and Safety Restraints The driver and front passenger Belt-Minder features can be deactivated/activated by performing the following procedure: Before following the procedure, make sure that: • The parking brake is set • The gearshift is in P (Park) (automatic transmission) •...
  • Page 118: Airbags

    Seating and Safety Restraints AIRBAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS) Important SRS precautions The SRS is designed to work with the safety belt to help protect the driver and right front passenger from certain upper body injuries. Airbags DO NOT inflate slowly; there is a risk of injury from a deploying airbag.
  • Page 119 Seating and Safety Restraints WARNING: Never place your arm over the airbag module as a deploying airbag can result in serious arm fractures or other injuries. To properly position yourself away from the airbag: • Move your seat to the rear as far as you can while still reaching the pedals comfortably.
  • Page 120 Seating and Safety Restraints Children and airbags Children must always be properly restrained. Accident statistics suggest that children are safer when properly restrained in the rear seating positions than in the front seating position. Failure to follow these instructions may increase the risk of injury in a collision.
  • Page 121 Seating and Safety Restraints The airbags inflate and deflate rapidly upon activation. After airbag deployment, it is normal to notice a smoke-like, powdery residue or smell the burnt propellant. This may consist of cornstarch, talcum powder or sodium compounds which may irritate the skin and eyes, but none of the residue is toxic.
  • Page 122 Seating and Safety Restraints WARNING: Several air bag system components get hot after inflation. Do not touch them after inflation. WARNING: If the air bag has deployed, the air bag will not function again and must be replaced immediately. If the air bag is not replaced, the unrepaired area will increase the risk of injury in a collision.
  • Page 123 Seating and Safety Restraints The front passenger sensing system uses a passenger airbag off or pass airbag off indicator which will illuminate and stay lit to remind you that the front passenger frontal airbag is disabled. The indicator lamp is located on the top right corner of the center stack of the instrument panel above the radio.
  • Page 124 Seating and Safety Restraints • If the indicator lamp remains lit even after this, the person should be advised to ride in the rear seat. Pass Airbag Off Occupant Indicator Lamp Empty seat Unlit Small child in child safety seat or booster Small child with safety belt buckled or unbuckled...
  • Page 125 Seating and Safety Restraints Pass Airbag Off Objects Indicator Lamp Small (i.e. three-ring Unlit binder, small purse, bottled water) Medium (i.e. heavy briefcase, fully packed luggage) Empty seat, or small to medium object with safety belt buckled If you think that the status of the passenger airbag off indicator lamp is incorrect, check for the following: •...
  • Page 126 If it is necessary to modify an advanced front airbag system to accommodate a person with disabilities, contact the Ford Customer Relationship Center at the phone number shown in the Customer Assistance section of this Owner’s Guide.
  • Page 127 Seating and Safety Restraints WARNING: Do not use accessory seat covers. The use of accessory seat covers may prevent the deployment of the side airbags and increase the risk of injury in an accident. WARNING: Do not lean your head on the door. The side airbag could injure you as it deploys from the side of the seatback.
  • Page 128 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. The front passenger sensing system will turn off the passenger seat side airbag if the seat is empty.
  • Page 129: Child Restraints

    Seating and Safety Restraints A difficulty with the system is indicated by one or more of the following: • The readiness light will either flash or stay lit. • The readiness light will not illuminate immediately after ignition is turned on. •...
  • Page 130 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 131 Seating and Safety Restraints Recommendations for Safety Restraints for Children Child size, height, weight, or age Larger Children who have outgrown or no longer children 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 manufacturer)
  • Page 132 Seating and Safety Restraints Recommendations for attaching child safety restraints for children Use any attachment method as indicated LATCH (lower Restraint Child anchors Type Weight tether anchor) Rear facing Up to child seat 48 lb (21 kg) Forward Up to facing child 48 lb seat...
  • Page 133 Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) provides education and 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 134 Seating and Safety Restraints If the child is the proper height, age, and weight (as specified by your child safety seat or booster manufacturer), fits the restraint and can be restrained properly, then restrain the child in the child safety seat or with the belt-positioning booster.
  • Page 135 Seating and Safety Restraints Installing child safety seats with combination lap and shoulder belts Check to make sure the child seat is properly secured before each use. Children 12 and under should be properly restrained in a rear seating position whenever possible. If all children cannot be seated and restrained properly in a rear seating position, properly restrain the largest child in the front seat.
  • Page 136 Seating and Safety Restraints 2. Pull down on the shoulder belt and then grasp the shoulder belt and lap belt together. 3. While holding the shoulder and lap belt portions together, route the tongue through the child seat according to the child seat manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Page 137 Seating and Safety Restraints 5. To put the retractor in the automatic locking mode, grasp the shoulder portion of the belt and pull downward until all of the belt is pulled out. 6. Allow the belt to retract to remove slack. The belt will click as it retracts to indicate it is in the automatic locking mode.
  • Page 138 Ford Motor Company recommends the use of a child safety seat having a top tether strap. See Attaching child safety seats with tether straps and Recommendations for attaching safety restraints for children in this chapter for more information.
  • Page 139 Seating and Safety Restraints The LATCH anchors are located at the rear section of the rear seat between the cushion and seat back, below the locator symbols on the seat back. Follow the child seat manufacturer’s instructions to properly install a child seat with LATCH attachments.
  • Page 140 Seating and Safety Restraints Combining safety belt and LATCH lower anchors for attaching child safety seats When used in combination, either the safety belt or the LATCH lower anchors may be attached first, provided a proper installation is achieved. Attach the tether strap afterward, if included with the child seat. Refer to Recommendations for attaching safety restraints for children in this chapter.
  • Page 141 Seating and Safety Restraints Perform the following steps to attach a child safety seat to the tether anchor: For Coupe only: 1. Route the child safety seat tether strap over the back of the seat. For vehicles with adjustable head restraints, route the tether strap under the head restraint and between the head restraint posts, otherwise route the tether strap over the top of the seatback.
  • Page 142 Seating and Safety Restraints 4. Clip the tether strap to the anchor as shown. If the tether strap is clipped incorrectly, the child safety seat may not be retained properly in the event of a collision. 5. Tighten the child safety seat tether strap according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Page 143 Seating and Safety Restraints Note: The attachments for the convertible boot located on the back of the head restraints are not tether anchors. 2. Access tether anchors located behind the seatback under the vinyl tag marked with the child tether anchor symbol.
  • Page 144 To improve the fit of both the lap and shoulder belt on children who have outgrown child safety seats, Ford Motor Company recommends use of a belt-positioning booster. Booster seats position a child so that vehicle lap/shoulder safety belts fit better.
  • Page 145 Seating and Safety Restraints When children should use booster seats Children need to use booster seats from the time they outgrow the toddler seat until they are big enough for the vehicle seat and lap/shoulder belt to fit properly. Generally this is when they reach a height of at least 4 feet 9 inches (1.45 meters) tall (around age eight to age twelve and between 40 lb (18 kg) and 80 lb (36 kg) or upward to 100 lb (45 kg) if recommended by your child restraint manufacturer).
  • Page 146 Seating and Safety Restraints • High back booster seats If, with a backless booster seat, you cannot find a seating position that adequately supports your child’s head, a high back booster seat would be a better choice. 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 147 Refer to the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions for additional inspection and maintenance information specific to the child restraint. Ford Motor Company recommends that all safety belt assemblies in use in vehicles involved in a collision be replaced.
  • Page 148: Tires, Wheels And Loading

    Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations Part 575.104(c)(2). U.S. Department of Transportation-Tire quality grades: The U.S. Department of Transportation requires Ford Motor Company to give you the following information about tire grades exactly as the government has written it.
  • Page 149 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 150: Tire Inflation

    Ford Motor Company. You are strongly urged to buy a reliable tire pressure gauge, as automatic service station gauges may be inaccurate. Ford recommends the use of a digital or dial-type tire pressure gauge rather than a stick-type tire pressure gauge.
  • Page 151 Always inflate your tires to the Ford recommended inflation pressure even if it is less than the maximum inflation pressure information found on the tire. The Ford recommended tire inflation pressure is found on the Safety Compliance Certification Label or Tire Label which is located on the B-Pillar or the edge of the driver’s door.
  • Page 152 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 153 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 154 B-Pillar or edge of the driver’s door. If this information is not found on these labels then you should consult your Ford dealer. Use of any tire or wheel not recommended by Ford can affect the safety and performance of your vehicle, which could result in an increased risk of loss of vehicle control, vehicle rollover, personal injury and death.
  • Page 155 The tire pressure sensors mounted in the wheels (originally installed on your vehicle) are not designed to be used in aftermarket wheels. The use of wheels or tires not recommended by Ford Motor Company may affect the operation of your Tire Pressure Monitoring System.
  • Page 156 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 157 • Rear Wheel Drive (RWD) vehicles/Four Wheel Drive (4WD)/All Wheel Drive (AWD) vehicles (front tires at top of diagram) Sometimes irregular tire wear can be corrected by rotating the tires. Note: If your tires show uneven wear ask an authorized dealer to check for and correct any wheel misalignment, tire imbalance or mechanical problem involved before tire rotation.
  • Page 158 Tires, Wheels and Loading Information on “P” type tires P215/65R15 95H is an example of a tire size, load index and speed rating. The definitions of these items are listed below. (Note that the tire size, load index and speed rating for your vehicle may be different from this example.) 1.
  • Page 159 Note: You may not find this information on all tires because it is not required by federal law. Letter rating Note: For tires with a maximum speed capability over 149 mph (240 km/h), tire manufacturers sometimes use the letters ZR. For those with a maximum speed capability over 186 mph (299 km/h), tire manufacturers always use the letters ZR.
  • Page 160 Tires, Wheels and Loading 12. Treadwear, Traction and Temperature Grades • Treadwear: The treadwear grade is a comparative rating based on the wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled conditions on a specified government test course. For example, a tire graded 150 would wear one and one-half (1 course as a tire graded 100.
  • Page 161 Tires, Wheels and Loading Additional information contained on the tire sidewall for “LT” type tires “LT” type tires have some additional information beyond those of “P” type tires; these differences are described below. Note: Tire Quality Grades do not apply to this type of tire. 1.
  • Page 162 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 163: 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 164 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 165 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 166 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 167 Low Tire Pressure Possible cause Customer Action Required Warning Light Flashing Warning Spare tire in use Your temporary spare tire is 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 168 WARNING: Snow tires must be the same size, load index, speed rating as those originally provided by Ford. Use of any tire or wheel not recommended by Ford can affect the safety and performance of your vehicle, which could result in an increased risk of loss of vehicle control, vehicle rollover, personal injury and death.
  • Page 169: Vehicle Loading

    VEHICLE LOADING – WITH AND WITHOUT A TRAILER This section will guide you in the proper loading of your vehicle and/or trailer, to keep your loaded vehicle weight within its design rating capability, with or without a trailer. Properly loading your vehicle will provide maximum return of vehicle design performance.
  • Page 170 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 171 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 172 Tires, Wheels and Loading 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 173 WARNING: Exceeding any vehicle weight rating limitation could result in serious damage to the vehicle and/or personal injury. Steps for determining the correct load limit: 1. Locate the statement “The combined weight of occupants and cargo should never exceed XXX kg or XXX lbs.” on your vehicle’s placard. 2.
  • Page 174: Trailer Towing

    Tires, Wheels and Loading 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 175 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 176 Tires, Wheels and Loading 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 177: Recreational Towing

    Tires, Wheels and Loading RECREATIONAL TOWING Follow these guidelines if you have a need for recreational (RV) towing. An example of recreational towing would be towing your vehicle behind a motorhome. These guidelines are designed to ensure that your transmission is not damaged. All vehicles: Do not tow your vehicle with any wheels on the ground, as vehicle or transmission damage may occur.
  • Page 178: Driving

    Driving STARTING Positions of the ignition 1. Off — locks the automatic transmission gearshift lever and allows key removal. Note: The ignition key cannot be removed from the ignition unless the gearshift lever is securely latched in P (Park). 2. Accessory — allows the electrical accessories such as the radio to operate while the engine is not running.
  • Page 179 WARNING: Do not start your vehicle in a closed garage or in other enclosed areas. Exhaust fumes can be toxic. Always open the garage door before you start the engine. See Guarding against exhaust fumes in this chapter for more instructions. WARNING: If you smell exhaust fumes inside your vehicle, have your dealer inspect your vehicle immediately.
  • Page 180 Driving • Make sure the gearshift is in P (Park). • Make sure the parking brake is set. If starting a vehicle with a manual transmission: • Make sure the parking brake is set. • Push the clutch pedal to the floor 2009 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide USA (fus)
  • Page 181 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. Starting the engine 1.
  • Page 182 Driving Important ventilating information If the engine is idling while the vehicle is stopped for a long period of time, open the windows at least one inch (2.5 cm) or adjust the heating or air conditioning to bring in fresh air. ENGINE BLOCK HEATER (IF EQUIPPED) An engine block heater warms the engine coolant which aids in starting and allows the heater/defroster system to respond quickly.
  • Page 183 • To reduce the risk of electrical shock, do not use your heater with ungrounded electrical systems or two pronged (cheater) adapters. Also ensure that the block heater, especially the cord, is in good condition before use. • Make sure that when in operation, the extension cord plug /engine block heater cord plug connection is free and clear of water in order to prevent possible shock or fire.
  • Page 184: Brakes

    Driving BRAKES Occasional brake noise is normal. If a metal-to-metal, continuous grinding or continuous squeal sound is present, the brake linings may be worn-out and should be inspected by an authorized dealer. If the vehicle has continuous vibration or shudder in the steering wheel while braking, the vehicle should be inspected by an authorized dealer.
  • Page 185: Traction Control

    Parking brake To set the parking brake (1), pull the parking brake handle up as far as possible. The BRAKE warning lamp will illuminate and will remain illuminated until the parking brake is released. To release, press and hold the button (2), pull the handle up slightly, then push the handle down.
  • Page 186 Driving The Traction Control™ system will allow your vehicle to make better use of available traction on slippery surfaces while you are trying to accelerate or while your foot is on the accelerator pedal. The system is a driver aid which makes your vehicle easier to handle primarily on snow and ice covered roads.
  • Page 187 STEERING To help prevent damage to the power steering system: • Never hold the steering wheel at its furthest turning points (until it stops) for more than a few seconds when the engine is running. • Do not operate the vehicle with a low power steering fluid level (below the MIN mark on the reservoir).
  • Page 188: Transmission Operation

    Driving AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION OPERATION (IF EQUIPPED) 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 depressed. If you cannot move the gearshift lever out of P (Park) with ignition in the on position and the brake pedal depressed: 1.
  • Page 189 Driving Understanding the gearshift positions of the 5–speed automatic transmission This vehicle is equipped with an Adaptive Transmission Control Strategy. This Adaptive Transmission Control Strategy offers the optimal transmission operation and shift quality. When the vehicle’s battery has been disconnected for any type of service or repair, the transmission will need to relearn the normal shift strategy parameters, much like having to reset your radio stations when your vehicle battery has been disconnected.
  • Page 190 Driving To put your vehicle in P (Park): • Come to a complete stop • Move the gearshift lever and securely latch it in P (Park) WARNING: Always set the parking brake fully and make sure the gearshift is latched in P (Park). Turn the ignition to the LOCK position and remove the key whenever you leave your vehicle.
  • Page 191 and out of overdrive occurs, hilly terrain, heavy loads, trailer towing and when engine braking is required. • To return to Overdrive mode, press the transmission control switch. The O/D OFF lamp will not be illuminated. • Overdrive mode is automatically returned each time the key is turned off.
  • Page 192 Driving Do not rock the vehicle if the engine is not at normal operating temperature or damage to the transmission may occur. Do not rock the vehicle for more than a minute or damage to the transmission and tires may occur, or the engine may overheat. MANUAL TRANSMISSION OPERATION (IF EQUIPPED) Using the clutch Manual transmission vehicles have a starter interlock that prevents...
  • Page 193 Do not drive with your foot resting on the clutch pedal or use the clutch pedal to hold your vehicle at a standstill while waiting on a hill. These actions will severely reduce the life of the clutch and could nullify a clutch warranty claim. Recommended shift speeds Do not downshift into 1 (First) when your vehicle is moving faster than 15 mph (24 km/h).
  • Page 194 Driving Parking your vehicle 1. Apply the brake and shift into the neutral position. 2. Fully apply the parking brake, then shift into 1 (First). 3. Turn the ignition off. WARNING: Do not park your vehicle in Neutral, it may move unexpectedly and injure someone.
  • Page 195: Roadside Emergencies

    ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE Getting roadside assistance To fully assist you should you have a vehicle concern, Ford Motor Company offers a complimentary roadside assistance program. This program is separate from the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. The service is available: • 24–hours, seven days a week •...
  • Page 196: Hazard Flasher Switch

    Assistance, call 1-800-241-3673. Canadian customers who require roadside assistance, call 1-800-665-2006. If you need to arrange roadside assistance for yourself, Ford Motor Company will reimburse a reasonable amount for towing to the nearest dealership within 35 miles. To obtain reimbursement information, U.S.
  • Page 197: Fuel Pump Shut-Off Switch

    Roadside Emergencies Note: With extended use, the flasher may run down your battery. FUEL FUEL PUMP SHUT-OFF SWITCH RESET This device stops the electric fuel pump from sending fuel to the engine when your vehicle has had a substantial jolt. After an accident, if the engine cranks but does not start, this switch may have been activated.
  • Page 198 Roadside Emergencies Standard fuse amperage rating and color Fuse Mini Standard rating fuses fuses Grey Grey Violet Violet Pink Pink 7.5A Brown Brown Blue Blue Yellow Yellow Natural Natural Green Green — — — — — — — — — —...
  • Page 199 The fuses are coded as follows: Fuse/Relay Fuse Amp Location Rating Mini relay — — — — — 2009 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide USA (fus) Roadside Emergencies Protected Circuits Accessory delay #1 Not used Wiper power/Blower motor relay Power mirrors Not used Accessory delay feeds Electrochromic mirror/ Ambient...
  • Page 200 Roadside Emergencies Fuse/Relay Fuse Amp Location Rating 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. Do not probe the contacts for the fuses and relays in the power distribution box as damage will occur, causing improper, or loss of, electrical functionality.
  • Page 201 The high-current fuses are coded as follows. Fuse/Relay Fuse Amp Location Rating — 30A* 40A* 30A* 30A* 30A* 30A* 40A* 30A* 30A* 30A* 30A* 40A* 2009 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide USA (fus) Roadside Emergencies Protected Circuits Not used Climate control blower Cooling fan Starter Driver front window motor...
  • Page 202 Roadside Emergencies Fuse/Relay Fuse Amp Location Rating 30A* 30A* 30A* Mini relay Micro relay Micro relay — Micro relay Mini relay Micro relay Micro relay Mini relay Mini relay Micro relay Mini relay Mini relay Mini relay Micro relay 15A** 15A** 15A** 15A**...
  • Page 203 Fuse/Relay Fuse Amp Location Rating 10A** 30A** Diode 20A** 20A** 20A** 20A** 15A** 30A** — 20A** 20A** 30A** 20A** 30A** 25A** 30A** 20A** * Cartridge Fuses ** Mini Fuses Auxiliary relay with heated seats (if equipped) On heated seat equipped vehicles, there is a relay box located behind the headlamp switch area containing two micro relays for the driver and passenger heated seats.
  • Page 204: Changing Tires

    Roadside Emergencies Auxiliary relay with HID headlamps (if equipped) 1. Left HID headlamp 2. Right HID headlamp 3. Not used 4. Not used On vehicles equipped with HID headlamps, an auxiliary relay box is located under the hood on the right hand side front of the engine compartment.
  • Page 205 Ford. If the dissimilar spare tire or wheel is damaged, it should be replaced rather than repaired.
  • Page 206 Roadside Emergencies • Use snow chains on the end of the vehicle with the dissimilar spare tire • Use more than one dissimilar spare tire at a time • Use commercial car washing equipment • Try to repair the dissimilar spare tire Use of one of the dissimilar spare tires listed above at any one wheel location can lead to impairment of the following: •...
  • Page 207 Drive cautiously when using a full-size dissimilar spare tire/wheel and seek service as soon as possible. Stopping and securing the vehicle 1. Park on a level surface, set the parking brake and activate the hazard flashers. 2. Place the gearshift lever in P (Park) (automatic transmission) or R (Reverse) (manual transmission) and turn the engine off.
  • Page 208 Roadside Emergencies 1. Block both the front and rear of the wheel diagonally opposite the flat tire. For example, if the left front tire is flat, block the right rear wheel. 2. Remove the lug wrench, spare tire and jack. 3.
  • Page 209 4. Put the jack in the jack notch next to the tire you are changing. Turn the jack handle clockwise until the wheel is completely off the ground. Never use the rear differential as a jacking point. WARNING: To lessen the risk of personal injury, do not put any part of your body under the vehicle while changing a...
  • Page 210: Temporary Mobility Kit

    120 miles (200 km) at a maximum speed of 50 mph (80 km/h). Note: The temporary mobility kit sealant compound in the canister is to be used for one tire only. See your Ford authorized dealer for additional replacement sealant canisters. 2009 05+ Mustang (197)
  • Page 211 Roadside Emergencies 1. Air compressor (inside) 2. Diverter knob 3. On/Off switch 4. Air pressure gauge 5. Sealant bottle/canister 6. Sealant filling clear tube 7. Sealant tube — tire valve connector 8. Yellow cap tool 9. Air compressor hose 10. Air hose — tire valve connector 11.
  • Page 212 • Do not drive the vehicle above 50 mph (80 km/h). • Do not drive further than 120 miles (200 km). Drive only to the closest Ford Motor Company authorized dealer or tire repair shop to have your tire inspected.
  • Page 213 Always store the kit in its original location. • After sealant use, the TPMS sensor and valve stem on the wheel must be replaced by an authorized Ford dealer. • When inflating a tire or other objects, use the black air hose only. Do not use the transparent hose which is designed for sealant application only.
  • Page 214 Roadside Emergencies Do not remove any foreign object that has pierced the tire. If a puncture is located in the tire sidewall, stop and call roadside assistance. 1. Remove the valve cap from the tire valve. 2. Unwrap the clear tube from the compressor housing. 3.
  • Page 215 8. Inflate the tire to the pressure listed on the tire label located on the driver’s door or the door jam area. Note: When the sealing compound is first added into the tire, the air pressure gauge reading on the compressor unit may indicate a higher value;...
  • Page 216 After using the temporary mobility kit to seal your tire, you will need to replace the sealant canister and clear tube (hose). Sealing compound and spare parts can be obtained and replaced at an authorized Ford Motor Company dealership or tire dealer. Empty sealant bottles may be disposed of at home;...
  • Page 217 120 miles (200 km). The sealed tire should be inspected immediately. Note: After sealant use, the TPMS sensor and valve stem on the wheel must be replaced by an authorized Ford dealer. You can check the tire pressure any time within the 120 miles (200 km) by performing the procedure from Second stage: Checking tire pressure listed previously.
  • Page 218 Roadside Emergencies 3. Using the yellow cap tool, press the tab located on the temporary mobility kit compressor housing while pulling up on the sealant canister. Installation of the Sealant Canister to the Temporary Mobility 1. Align the sealant canister with the temporary mobility kit housing.
  • Page 219 3. Wrap the clear tube around the compressor housing. Note: If you experience any difficulties with the removal or installation of the sealant canister, consult your Ford Motor Company authorized dealer for assistance. Be sure to check the sealant compound’s use by date regularly.
  • Page 220: Wheel Lug Nut Torque

    20 * Torque specifications are for nut and bolt threads free of dirt and rust. Use only Ford recommended replacement fasteners. WARNING: When a wheel is installed, always remove any corrosion, dirt or foreign materials present on the mounting surfaces of the wheel or the surface of the wheel hub, brake drum or brake disc that contacts the wheel.
  • Page 221 WARNING: Batteries contain sulfuric acid which can burn skin, eyes and clothing, if contacted. Do not attempt to push-start your automatic transmission vehicle. Automatic transmissions do not have push-start capability. Attempting to push-start a vehicle with an automatic transmission may cause transmission damage. Preparing your vehicle When the battery is disconnected or a new battery is installed, the automatic transmission must relearn its shift strategy.
  • Page 222 Roadside Emergencies 1. Connect the positive (+) jumper cable to the positive (+) terminal of the discharged battery. Note: In the illustrations, lightning bolts are used to designate the assisting (boosting) battery. 2. Connect the other end of the positive (+) cable to the positive (+) terminal of the assisting battery.
  • Page 223 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 224 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 225 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 226: Wrecker Towing

    It is recommended that your vehicle be towed with a wheel lift and dollies or flatbed equipment. Do not tow with a slingbelt. Ford Motor Company has not approved a slingbelt towing procedure. If your vehicle is to be towed from the front using wheel lift equipment, it is recommended that the rear wheels (drive wheels) be placed on a dolly to prevent damage to the transmission.
  • Page 227 Emergency towing In case of a roadside emergency with a disabled vehicle (without access to wheel dollies, car hauling trailer, or flatbed transport vehicle) your vehicle (regardless of transmission powertrain configuration) can be flat towed (all wheels on the ground) under the following conditions: •...
  • Page 228: Customer Assistance

    A reasonable time must be allowed to perform a repair after taking your vehicle to the authorized dealer. Repairs will be made using Ford or Motorcraft parts, or remanufactured or other parts that are authorized by Ford.
  • Page 229 • The name of the authorized dealer and city where located • The vehicle’s current odometer reading In some states, you must directly notify Ford in writing before pursuing remedies under your state’s warranty laws. Ford is also allowed a final repair attempt in some states.
  • Page 230 In the case of 1 or 2 above, the consumer must also notify the manufacturer of the need for the repair of the nonconformity at the following address: Ford Motor Company 16800 Executive Plaza Drive Mail Drop 3NE-B Dearborn, MI 48126...
  • Page 231 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 232 (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 233 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 www.ford-esp.com.
  • Page 234 (Items in this catalog may be purchased by credit card, check or money order.) Obtaining a French owner’s guide French Owner’s Guides can be obtained from your authorized dealer or by writing to: Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited Service Publications CHQ202 The Canadian Road P.O. Box 2000 Oakville, ON, Canada...
  • Page 235: Reporting Safety Defects (U.s. Only)

    However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer, or Ford Motor Company. To contact NHTSA, you may call the Vehicle Safety Hotline toll-free at 1–888–327–4236 (TTY: 1–800–424–9153);...
  • Page 236: 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 237 • After polishing chrome bumpers, apply a coating of Motorcraft Premium Liquid Wax (ZC-53-A), available from your authorized dealer, or an equivalent quality product to help protect from environmental effects. 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.
  • Page 238 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 239 4.6L 3V SOHC V8 ENGINE PLASTIC (NON-PAINTED) EXTERIOR PARTS Use only approved products to clean plastic parts. These products are available from your authorized dealer. • For routine cleaning, use Motorcraft Detail Wash (ZC-3-A). • If tar or grease spots are present, use Motorcraft Bug and Tar Remover (ZC-42).
  • Page 240 Cleaning • The wiper blades can be cleaned with isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol or Motorcraft Premium Windshield Washer Concentrate (ZC-32-A), available from your authorized dealer. This washer fluid contains special solution in addition to alcohol which helps to remove the hot wax deposited on the wiper blade and windshield from automated car wash facilities.
  • Page 241 WARNING: Do not use chemical solvents or strong detergents when cleaning the steering wheel or instrument panel to avoid contamination of the airbag system. If a staining liquid like coffee/juice has been spilled on the instrument panel or on interior trim surfaces, clean as follows: 1.
  • Page 242 Cleaning 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 243 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 244: Maintenance And Specifications

    Maintenance and Specifications SERVICE RECOMMENDATIONS To help you service your vehicle, we provide scheduled maintenance information which makes tracking routine service easy. If your vehicle requires professional service, your authorized dealer can provide the necessary parts and service. Check your Warranty Guide/Customer Information Guide to find out which parts and services are covered.
  • Page 245 Maintenance and Specifications 2. Block the wheels. WARNING: To reduce the risk of vehicle damage and/or personal burn injuries, do not start your engine with the air cleaner removed and do not remove it while the engine is running. OPENING THE HOOD 1.
  • Page 246: Engine Compartment

    Maintenance and Specifications IDENTIFYING COMPONENTS IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT 4.0L SOHC V6 engine 1. Battery 2. Engine oil filler cap 3. Engine oil dipstick 4. Brake fluid reservoir 5. Air filter assembly 6. Power steering fluid reservoir 7. Engine coolant reservoir 8.
  • Page 247 Maintenance and Specifications 4.6L 3V SOHC V8 engine Some vehicles may be equipped with an engine cover. 1. Battery 2. Engine oil filler cap 3. Engine oil dipstick 4. Brake fluid reservoir 5. Air filter assembly 6. Power steering fluid reservoir 7.
  • Page 248 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. They may cause squeaking, chatter noise, streaking and smearing.
  • Page 249: Engine Oil

    Maintenance and Specifications CHANGING THE WIPER BLADES 1. Pull the wiper arm away from the vehicle. Turn the blade at an angle from the wiper arm. Push the lock pin manually to release the blade and pull the wiper blade down toward the windshield to remove it from the arm.
  • Page 250 Maintenance and Specifications • 4.0L V6 engine • 4.6L 3V V8 engine 6. Wipe the dipstick clean. Insert the dipstick fully, then remove it again. • If the oil level is between the lower and upper holes, the oil level is acceptable.
  • Page 251 Maintenance and Specifications • 4.0L V6 engine • 4.6L 3V SOHC V8 engine • Oil levels above the upper hole may cause engine damage. 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 252 Approval Committee (ILSAC), comprised of U.S. and Japanese automobile manufacturers. To protect your engine and engine’s warranty, use Motorcraft SAE 5W-30 or an equivalent SAE 5W-30 oil meeting Ford specification WSS-M2C929-A. Do not use supplemental engine oil additives, cleaners or other engine treatments.
  • Page 253 Maintenance and Specifications Ford production and Motorcraft replacement oil filters are designed for added engine protection and long life. If a replacement oil filter is used that does not meet Ford material and design specifications, start-up engine noises or knock may be experienced.
  • Page 254: Battery

    Maintenance and Specifications It is recommended you use the appropriate Motorcraft oil filter or another with equivalent performance for your engine application. BATTERY Your vehicle is equipped with a Motorcraft maintenance-free battery which normally does not require additional water during its life of service.
  • Page 255 Maintenance and Specifications WARNING: Keep batteries out of reach of children. Batteries contain sulfuric acid. Avoid contact with skin, eyes or clothing. Shield your eyes when working near the battery to protect against possible splashing of acid solution. In case of acid contact with skin or eyes, flush immediately with water for a minimum of 15 minutes and get prompt medical attention.
  • Page 256: Engine Coolant

    Maintenance and Specifications • Always dispose of automotive batteries in a responsible manner. Follow your local authorized standards for disposal. Call your local authorized recycling center to find out more about recycling automotive batteries. ENGINE COOLANT Checking engine coolant The concentration and level of engine coolant should be checked at the intervals listed in scheduled maintenance information.
  • Page 257 Maintenance and Specifications When the engine is cold, check the level of the engine coolant in the reservoir. • The engine coolant should be at the “FULL COLD” level or within the “COLD FILL RANGE” as listed on the engine coolant reservoir (depending upon application).
  • Page 258 Motorcraft Premium Gold Engine Coolant from yellow to golden tan. • Do not add/mix an orange-colored, extended life coolant such as Motorcraft Specialty Orange Engine Coolant, meeting Ford specification WSS-M97B44-D, or DEX-COOL brand with the factory-filled coolant. Mixing Motorcraft Specialty Orange Engine...
  • Page 259 Recycled engine coolant Ford Motor Company does NOT recommend the use of recycled engine coolant in vehicles originally equipped with Motorcraft Premium Gold Engine Coolant since a Ford-approved recycling process is not yet available.
  • Page 260 Maintenance and Specifications Used engine coolant should be disposed of in an appropriate manner. Follow your community’s regulations and standards for recycling and disposing of automotive fluids. Coolant refill capacity To find out how much fluid your vehicle’s cooling system can hold, refer to Maintenance product specifications and capacities in this chapter.
  • Page 261 Maintenance and Specifications What you should know about fail-safe cooling (4.6L V8 engine only) If the engine coolant supply is depleted, this feature allows the vehicle to be driven temporarily before incremental component damage is incurred. The “fail-safe” distance depends on ambient temperatures, vehicle load and terrain.
  • Page 262: Fuel Information

    Maintenance and Specifications 4. Check the coolant level and replenish if low. WARNING: Never remove the coolant reservoir cap while the engine is running or hot. 5. Restart the engine and take your vehicle to an authorized dealer. Driving the vehicle without repairing the engine problem increases the chance of engine damage.
  • Page 263 Maintenance and Specifications 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. • Always turn off the vehicle before refueling.
  • Page 264 Maintenance and Specifications 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. Refueling WARNING: Fuel vapor burns violently and a fuel fire can cause severe injuries.
  • Page 265 The customer warranty may be void for any damage to the fuel tank or fuel system if the correct genuine Ford, Motorcraft or other certified fuel filler cap is not used. WARNING: The fuel system may be under pressure. If the fuel filler cap is venting vapor or if you hear a hissing sound, wait until it stops before completely removing the fuel filler cap.
  • Page 266 Maintenance and Specifications Your vehicle was not designed to use fuel or fuel additives with metallic compounds, including manganese-based additives. Note: Use of any fuel other than those recommended may cause powertrain damage, a loss of vehicle performance, and repairs may not be covered under warranty.
  • Page 267 Ask your fuel supplier about gasolines that meet the World-Wide Fuel Charter. Cleaner air Ford endorses the use of reformulated “cleaner-burning” gasolines to improve air quality, per the recommendations in the Choosing the right fuel section. Running out of fuel Avoid running out of fuel because this situation may have an adverse effect on powertrain components.
  • Page 268 Maintenance and Specifications The advertised capacity is the amount of the indicated capacity and the empty reserve combined. Indicated capacity is the difference in the amount of fuel in a full tank and a tank when the fuel gauge indicates empty.
  • Page 269 Maintenance and Specifications Keep a record for at least one month and record the type of driving (city or highway). This will provide an accurate estimate of the vehicle’s fuel economy under current driving conditions. Additionally, keeping records during summer and winter will show how temperature impacts fuel economy.
  • Page 270 Maintenance and Specifications • Perform all regularly scheduled maintenance items. Follow the recommended maintenance schedule and owner maintenance checks found in scheduled maintenance information. Conditions • Heavily loading a vehicle or towing a trailer may reduce fuel economy at any speed. •...
  • Page 271 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.
  • Page 272 Maintenance and Specifications government emission standards. The OBD-II system also assists your authorized dealer in properly servicing your vehicle. When the Service engine soon indicator illuminates, the OBD-II system has detected a malfunction. Temporary malfunctions may cause the Service engine soon indicator to illuminate.
  • Page 273 Maintenance and Specifications indicate that the vehicle is not ready for I/M testing. To determine if the vehicle is ready for I/M testing, turn the ignition key to the on position for 15 seconds without cranking the engine. If the Service engine indicator blinks eight times, it means that the vehicle is not soon ready for I/M testing;...
  • Page 274 Maintenance and Specifications 5. If the fluid is low, add fluid in small amounts, continuously checking the level until it reaches the range between the MIN and MAX lines. Be sure to put the cap back on the reservoir. Refer to Maintenance product specifications and capacities in this chapter for the proper fluid type.
  • Page 275 Maintenance and Specifications Checking and adding manual transmission fluid (if equipped) 1. Clean the filler plug. 2. Remove the filler plug and inspect the fluid level. 3. Note: There are two different manual transmissions used in this vehicle and they have different fluid levels. For vehicles equipped with a V6 engine the correct manual transmission fill level is at the lower edge of the filler hole.
  • Page 276: Air Filter(S)

    4. Add enough fluid through the filler opening to bring the fluid up to the recommended levels. 5. Install and tighten the fill plug securely. Use only fluid that meets Ford specifications. Refer to the Maintenance product specifications and capacities section in this chapter. AIR FILTER Refer to scheduled maintenance information for the appropriate intervals for changing the air filter element.
  • Page 277 Maintenance and Specifications Changing the air filter element (except Bullitt™* Mustang) 1. Release the clamps that secure the air filter housing cover. 2. Carefully separate the two halves of the air filter housing. 3. Remove the air filter element from the air filter housing. 4.
  • Page 278: Part Numbers

    PCV valve. Replace the PCV valve with one that meets Ford material and design specifications for your vehicle, such as a Motorcraft or equivalent replacement part. The customer warranty may be void for any damage to the emissions system if such a PCV valve is not used.
  • Page 279: Maintenance Product Specifications And Capacities

    Maintenance and Specifications 2009 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide USA (fus)
  • Page 280 Maintenance and Specifications 2009 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide USA (fus)
  • Page 281 Maintenance and Specifications 2009 05+ Mustang (197) Owners Guide USA (fus)
  • Page 282: Engine Data

    Maintenance and Specifications ENGINE DATA Engine 4.0L V6 engine Cubic inches Required fuel 87 octane Firing order 1-4-2-5-3-6 Ignition system EDIS Spark plug gap 0.052–0.056 inch (1.32–1.42 mm) Compression ratio 9.7:1 *Bullitt™* Mustang recommends premium fuel for top engine performance and power. See Octane recommendations for more information.
  • Page 283 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 284 Maintenance and Specifications The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) contains the following information: 1. World manufacturer identifier 2. Brake system / Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) / Restraint System 3. Vehicle line, series, body type 4. Engine type 5. Check digit 6.
  • Page 285: Accessories

    GENUINE FORD ACCESSORIES FOR YOUR VEHICLE A wide selection of Genuine Ford Accessories are available for your vehicle through your local Ford or Ford of Canada dealer. These quality accessories have been specifically engineered to fulfill your automotive needs; they are custom designed to complement the style and aerodynamic appearance of your vehicle.
  • Page 286 Accessories Lifestyle Ash cup / smoker’s package Cargo organization and management Peace of mind Full vehicle covers Mobile-Ease™ hands-free communication system Remote start TripTunes™ Advanced portable audio solution Vehicle security systems Wheel locks For maximum vehicle performance, keep the following information in mind when adding accessories or equipment to your vehicle: •...
  • Page 287: Index

    Accessory delay ...64 Air cleaner filter ...276–278 Airbag supplemental restraint system ...118, 126 and child safety seats ...120 description ...118, 126 disposal ...129 driver airbag ...120, 127 operation ...120, 127 passenger airbag ...120, 127 side airbag ...126 Ambient mood/lighting ...52 Antifreeze (see Engine coolant) ...256 Anti-lock brake system...
  • Page 288 ...256 refill capacities ...260, 279 specifications ...279 Cruise control (see Speed control) ...66 Customer Assistance ...195 Ford Extended Service Plan ...232 Getting assistance outside the U.S. and Canada ...233 Getting roadside assistance ...195 Getting the service you need ...228...
  • Page 289 Fail safe cooling ...261 Floor mats ...82 Fluid capacities ...279 Foglamps ...48 Fuel ...262 calculating fuel economy ...78, 267 cap ...264 capacity ...279 choosing the right fuel ...265 comparisons with EPA fuel economy estimates ...270 detergent in fuel ...267 filling your vehicle with fuel ...262, 264, 267 filter, specifications ...262, 278 fuel pump shut-off switch ...197...
  • Page 290 Index Lamps bulb replacement specifications chart ...53 daytime running light ...49 fog lamps ...48 headlamps ...48 headlamps, flash to pass ...49 instrument panel, dimming ...49 interior lamps ...51, 53 replacing bulbs ...53 LATCH anchors ...138 Lights, warning and indicator ...10 anti-lock brakes (ABS) ...184 Limited slip axle (see Traction Loc) ...187...
  • Page 291 Remote entry system ...87 illuminated entry ...90 locking/unlocking doors ...87–88 opening the trunk ...88 panic alarm ...88 replacement/additional transmitters ...89 replacing the batteries ...89 Roadside assistance ...195 Safety belts (see Safety restraints) ...103, 107–111 Safety Canopy ...126 Safety defects, reporting ...235 Safety restraints ...103, 107–112 Belt-Minder ...113 extension assembly ...112...
  • Page 292 Index recreational towing ...177 trailer towing ...174 wrecker ...226 Traction control ...185 Traction-lok rear axle ...187 Transmission automatic operation ...188 brake-shift interlock (BSI) ...188 fluid, checking and adding (automatic) ...274 fluid, checking and adding (manual) ...275 fluid, refill capacities ...279 lubricant specifications ...279 manual operation ...192 Trunk ...85...