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How to get going
USB port
Satellite radio information
Navigation system
SYNC
Manual heating and air conditioning
Automatic temperature control
Headlamps
Mirrors
Moon roof
Message center
2009 Fusion (fsn)
Owners Guide, 2nd Printing
USA (fus)

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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) USB port Satellite radio information Navigation system SYNC Climate Controls Manual heating and air conditioning Automatic temperature control...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Locks and Security Keys Locks Anti-theft system Seating and Safety Restraints Seating Safety restraints Airbags Child restraints Tires, Wheels and Loading Tire information Tire inflation Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Vehicle loading Trailer towing Recreational towing Driving Starting Brakes AdvanceTrac...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    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 Introduction SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION Warning symbols in this guide How can you reduce the risk of personal injury to yourself or others? In this guide, answers to such questions are contained in comments highlighted by the warning triangle symbol. These comments should be read and observed.
  • Page 6 Introduction PERCHLORATE MATERIAL Certain components of this vehicle such as airbag modules, seat belt pretensioners, and button cell batteries may contain Perchlorate Material – Special handling may apply for service or vehicle end of life disposal. See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate. BREAKING-IN YOUR VEHICLE Your vehicle does not need an extensive break-in.
  • Page 7 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 8 Introduction To access this information, special equipment must be directly connected to the recording modules. Ford Motor Company and Ford of Canada do not access event data recorder information without obtaining consent, unless pursuant to court order or where required by law enforcement, other government authorities or other third parties acting with lawful authority.
  • Page 9 Introduction Export unique (Non–United States/Canada) vehicle specific information For your particular global region, your vehicle may be equipped with features and options that are different from the ones that are described in this Owner’s Guide. A market unique supplement may be supplied that complements this book.
  • Page 10 Introduction These are some of the symbols you may see on your vehicle. Vehicle Symbol Glossary Safety Alert See Owner’s Guide Fasten Safety Belt Airbag - Front Child Seat Lower Airbag - Side Anchor Child Seat Tether Brake System Anchor Anti-Lock Brake System Parking Brake System Brake Fluid -...
  • Page 11 Introduction Vehicle Symbol Glossary Power Windows Power Window Lockout Front/Rear Child Safety Door Interior Luggage Lock/Unlock Compartment Release Panic Alarm Engine Oil Engine Coolant Engine Coolant Temperature Do Not Open When Hot Battery Avoid Smoking, Flames, Battery Acid or Sparks Explosive Gas Fan Warning Maintain Correct Fluid...
  • Page 12: Instrument Cluster

    Instrument Cluster WARNING LIGHTS AND CHIMES Standard 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 13 Instrument Cluster 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. However, if after 15 seconds the Service engine soon light blinks eight times, it means that the vehicle is not ready for I/M testing.
  • Page 14 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 15 Instrument Cluster AdvanceTrac /Traction Control™ (if equipped): Illuminates when the AdvanceTrac /Traction Control™ is active. If the light remains on, have the system serviced immediately, refer to the Driving chapter for more information. Low tire pressure warning: Illuminates when your tire pressure is low.
  • Page 16: Gauges

    Instrument Cluster Throttle Control/Transmission: Illuminates when a powertrain or a AWD fault has been detected. Contact your authorized dealer as soon as possible. Turn signal: Illuminates when the left or right turn signal or the hazard lights are turned on. If the indicators flash faster, check for a burned out bulb.
  • Page 17 Instrument Cluster Speedometer: Indicates the current vehicle speed. 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. Stop the vehicle as soon as safely possible, switch off the engine and let the engine cool.
  • Page 18 Instrument Cluster Tachometer: Indicates the engine speed in revolutions per minute. Driving with your tachometer pointer continuously at the top of the scale may damage the engine. Odometer: Registers the total miles (kilometers) of the vehicle. Refer to Message center in the Driver Controls chapter on how to switch the display from Metric to English.
  • 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 (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 In CATEGORY MODE, press to scroll through the list of available SIRIUS channel Categories (Pop, Rock, News, etc.). Refer to Category under Menu for further information. Satellite radio is available only with a valid SIRIUS subscription. Check with your authorized dealer for availability. (Phone): If your vehicle is equipped with SYNC, press to access SYNC PHONE features.
  • Page 25 Entertainment Systems 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. If you do not want to delete the currently listed song, press to select either RETURN or CANCEL.
  • Page 26 Entertainment Systems To activate, press MENU repeatedly until RBDS (ON/OFF) appears in the display. Use SEEK to toggle RBDS ON/OFF. When RBDS is OFF, you will not be able to search for RBDS equipped stations or view the station name or type. Press OK to close and return to the main menu.
  • Page 27 Entertainment Systems Track/Folder mode: Available only on MP3 discs in CD mode. In track mode, press SEEK to scroll through all tracks on the disc. In folder mode, press SEEK to scroll through tracks within the selected folder. Press FOLDER to access the previous/next folder (if available).
  • Page 28 Entertainment Systems In CATEGORY MODE, press SEEK to select a category. Satellite radio is available only with a valid SIRIUS subscription. Check with your authorized dealer for availability. (Play/Pause): Press to pause the CD that is playing. PAUSE will appear in the display. Press again to return to playback mode. OK: Use in various menu selections.
  • Page 29 Entertainment Systems PRESET # SAVED appears in the display. You can save up to 18 stations, six in AM, six in FM1 and FM2. In satellite radio mode (if equipped), there are 18 available presets, six each for SAT1, SAT2 and SAT3. To save satellite channels in your memory presets, tune to the desired channel then press and hold a preset control until sound returns.
  • Page 30 (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 31 Entertainment Systems Accessory delay: Your vehicle is equipped with accessory delay. With this feature, the window controls, radio and moon roof (if equipped) may be used for up to ten minutes after the ignition is turned off or until either front door is opened. (Tune/Disc selector): In radio mode, press to manually go up (...
  • Page 32 Entertainment Systems • SAVE SONG: Press OK to save the currently playing song’s title in the system’s memory. (If you try to save something other than a song, CANT SAVE will appear in the display.) When the chosen song is playing on any satellite radio channel, the system will alert you with an audible prompt.
  • Page 33 Entertainment Systems AUTOSET: Press MENU until the display reads AUTOSET. Autoset allows you to set the strongest local radio stations without losing your original manually set preset stations for AM/FM1/FM2. Use SEEK to turn on/off. When the six strongest stations are filled, the station stored in preset 1 will begin playing.
  • Page 34 Entertainment Systems SPEEDVOL (Speed sensitive volume, if equipped): Press MENU to reach the SPEEDVOL setting. Radio volume automatically gets louder with increasing vehicle speed to compensate for road and wind noise. SEEK to adjust. Press OK to close and return to the main menu.
  • Page 35 Entertainment Systems If your vehicle is equipped with SYNC, please refer to the SYNC supplement for further information. 5. Seek: In radio and CD/MP3 mode, press to access the previous ) or next ( ) strong station or track. In satellite radio mode (if equipped), press SEEK to seek to the previous/next channel.
  • Page 36 Entertainment Systems FOLDER: In folder mode, press FOLDER to access the previous folder on MP3 discs, if available. 10. FF (Fast forward): Press FF to manually advance in a CD/MP3 track. 11. REW (Rewind): Press REW to manually reverse in a CD/MP3 track. 12.
  • Page 37 Entertainment Systems In satellite radio mode (if equipped), press and hold to hear a brief sampling of the next channels. Press again to stop. In CATEGORY MODE, press SCAN to hear a brief sampling of the channels in the selected category. Press again to stop. Satellite radio is available only with a valid SIRIUS radio subscription.
  • Page 38: 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 39 Entertainment Systems 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. 4. Turn the radio on, using either a tuned FM station or a CD loaded into the system.
  • Page 40: Usb Port

    USB port (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 41 CD units are designed to play commercially pressed 4.75 in (12 cm) audio compact discs only. Due to technical incompatibility, certain recordable and re-recordable compact discs may not function correctly when used in Ford CD players. Do not use any irregular shaped CDs or discs with a scratch protection film attached.
  • Page 42 Entertainment Systems CDs with homemade paper (adhesive) labels should not be inserted into the CD player as the label may peel and cause the CD to become jammed. It is recommended that homemade CDs be identified with permanent felt tip marker rather than adhesive labels.
  • Page 43: 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 .mp3 files may be present, (files with .mp3 extensions other than mp3), only files with the .mp3 extension will be .mp3 played.
  • Page 44 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 45 Entertainment Systems Radio Display Condition Action Required ACQUIRING Radio requires more than No action required. This two seconds to produce message should disappear audio for the selected shortly. channel. SAT FAULT Internal module or If this message does not system failure present. clear within a short period of time, or with an ignition key cycle, your receiver...
  • Page 46: Navigation System

    Entertainment Systems Radio Display Condition Action Required NO TEXT Category information not Category information not available. available at this time on this channel. The system is working properly. NO SIGNAL Loss of signal from the You are in a location that is SIRIUS satellite or blocking the SIRIUS signal SIRIUS tower to the...
  • Page 47: Climate Controls

    Climate Controls MANUAL HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED) 1. Temperature selection: Controls the temperature of the airflow in the vehicle. 2. Air flow selections: Controls the direction of the airflow in the vehicle. See the following for a brief description on each control setting: MAX A/C: Distributes recirculated air through the instrument panel...
  • Page 48 Climate Controls 6. Fan speed adjustment: Controls the volume of air circulated in the vehicle. Manual heating and air conditioning system operating tips • To reduce fog build up on the windshield during humid weather, place the air flow selector in the position.
  • Page 49: Automatic Temperature Control

    Climate Controls 4. Set the fan speed to the highest setting. 5. Direct the outer instrument panel vents towards the side windows. AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL (ATC) SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED) Temperature conversion: To switch between Fahrenheit and Celsius: If your vehicle is equipped with a full message center, refer to Setup menu in the Message center section of the Driver Controls chapter for more information.
  • Page 50 Climate Controls Recirculation control: Press to activate/deactivate air recirculation in cabin. Recirculated air may reduce the amount of time to cool down the interior of the vehicle and may also help reduce undesired odors from reaching the interior of the vehicle. Recirculation can be engaged manually in any other airflow selection except (defrost).
  • Page 51 Climate Controls Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) system with heated seats (if equipped) Temperature conversion: To switch between Fahrenheit and Celsius: If your vehicle is equipped with a full message center, refer to Setup menu in the Message center section of the Driver Controls chapter. If your vehicle is equipped with a mini message center, see your authorized dealer for temperature conversion.
  • Page 52 Climate Controls : Distributes air through the windshield defroster ducts, demister outlets, and the front and rear seat floor ducts. The system will automatically provide outside air to reduce window fogging. : Distributes air through the floor and rear seat floor ducts. : Distributes air through the instrument panel and center console registers (if equipped) and the front and rear seat floor ducts.
  • Page 53 Climate Controls Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) system operating tips • To reduce fog build up on the windshield during humid weather, place the air flow selector in the position. • To reduce humidity build up inside the vehicle, do not drive with the system OFF, or with recirculated air engaged and A/C off.
  • Page 54: Rear Window Defroster

    Climate Controls (panel) or (panel/floor) modes: • Adjust the temperature control to full cold. • Select A/C and (recirculated air). Use recirculated air with A/C to provide colder airflow. • Set highest fan speed initially, then adjust to maintain comfort. •...
  • Page 55: 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 Autolamp control (if equipped) The autolamp system provides light sensitive automatic on-off control of the exterior lights normally controlled by the headlamp control.
  • Page 56 Lights 3. Turn the ignition switch to on and then back to off. 4. Turn the headlamp control to the autolamp position. The headlamps will turn on. 5. Wait the desired amount of time for the exit delay you want (up to three minutes), then turn the headlamp control to off.
  • Page 57 Lights High beams Push the lever toward the instrument panel to activate. Pull the lever towards you to deactivate. Flash to pass Pull toward you slightly to activate and release to deactivate. PANEL DIMMER CONTROL Use to adjust the brightness of the instrument panel and all applicable switches in the vehicle during headlamp and parking lamp...
  • Page 58 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 59: Turn Signal Control

    Lights 5. Locate the vertical adjuster on each headlamp. Using a Phillips #2 screwdriver, turn the adjuster either clockwise (to adjust down) or counterclockwise (to adjust up). The horizontal edge of the brighter light should touch the horizontal reference line. 6.
  • Page 60: Bulb Replacement

    Lights Your vehicle may also have reading lamps within the rear dome lamp(s). Press the switches on either side of the dome lamp to turn on the lamps. Ambient/Mood lighting (if equipped) Illuminates four footwells, two console cupholders and the console bin with a choice of seven colors.
  • Page 61 Lights Take your vehicle to dealer for service if any of the above conditions of unacceptable moisture are present. 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”...
  • Page 62 Lights Replacing headlamp bulbs Highbeam bulb (lower) replacement 1. Make sure headlamp switch is in the off position, then open the hood. 2. Reach over the front bolster. 3. Disengage top of flexible washer bottle filler neck from snap strap attachment and position it to gain access path to the high beam bulb (Passenger side only).
  • Page 63 Lights 7. For ease of bulb socket installation into the lamp assembly, hold the bulb socket at 15 degrees clockwise from a vertical position. Use the two lead wires oriented up to represent the vertical reference position. 8. From the 15 degree position, rotate the bulb socket clockwise to a locked position.
  • Page 64 Lights 4. Remove screw from oval splash shield access panel from the exterior wheel well area. Lift up and rearward to release a hidden finger attachment at the lower portion of the panel (Passenger side only). 5. From the exterior wheel well area, reach arm through splash shield opening to access bulb socket (Passenger side only).
  • Page 65 Lights WARNING: Handle a halogen headlamp bulb carefully and keep out of children’s reach. Grasp the bulb only by its plastic base and do not touch the glass. The oil from your hand could cause the bulb to break the next time the headlamps are operated. 12.
  • Page 66 Lights 5. Remove the bulb socket by rotating it counterclockwise, then pulling it out of the lamp assembly. 6. Let go of the bulb socket and let the bulb socket dangle downward near the lamp housing (Passenger side only). 7. Reach over the front bolster in the engine area, with a tool if necessary, bring the bulb socket upwards into an unobstructed area to replace the bulb (Passenger side...
  • Page 67 Lights Replacing front side marker bulbs 1. Make sure the headlamp control is in the off position. 2. Pry the lamp away from the vehicle at the rear of lamp at the wheel opening. Rotate lamp from the wheel opening away from the vehicle.
  • Page 68 Lights 4. Remove the bulb socket by turning it counterclockwise and pulling it straight out. 5. Pull the bulb from the socket and push in the new bulb. 6. Install the bulb socket into the lamp assembly by rotating it clockwise.
  • Page 69 Lights Replacing fog lamp bulbs (if equipped) 1. Make sure the fog lamp switch is in the off position. 2. From underneath the vehicle, partially remove the tire splash shield by removing four drive screws. After removing to allow free access to the front fog lamp bulb and electrical wire harness, the splash shield flap should be able to be repositioned.
  • Page 70: Driver Controls

    Driver Controls MULTI-FUNCTION LEVER Windshield wiper: Rotate the end of the control away from you to increase the speed of the wipers; rotate towards you to decrease the speed of the wipers. Speed dependent wipers: When the wiper control is set on the intermittent settings, the speed of the wipers will automatically adjust with the vehicle speed.
  • Page 71 Driver Controls TILT/TELESCOPE STEERING WHEEL To adjust the steering wheel: 1. Pull the lever down to unlock the steering column. 2. While the lever is in the down position, move the steering wheel up or down and in or out until you find the desired position.
  • Page 72 Driver Controls OVERHEAD CONSOLE (IF EQUIPPED) The appearance of your vehicle’s overhead console will vary according to your option package. Storage compartment Press on the rear edge of the compartment door to open. The storage compartment may be used to secure sunglasses or a similar object.
  • Page 73 Driver Controls CLOCK (IF EQUIPPED) Press the right (+) control to move the time display forwards. Press the left (-) control to move the time display backwards. INSTRUMENT PANEL STORAGE COMPARTMENT The storage compartment may be used to secure sunglasses or similar sized objects.
  • Page 74: Power Windows

    Driver Controls 12 VDC/180W. If the power point or cigar lighter socket is not working, a fuse may have blown. Refer to Fuses and relays in the Roadside Emergencies chapter for information on checking and replacing fuses. To have full capacity usage of your power point, the engine is required to be running to avoid unintentional discharge of the battery.
  • Page 75: Mirrors

    Driver Controls Press and pull the window switches to open and close windows. • Push down (to the first detent) and hold the switch to open. • Pull up (to the first detent) and hold the switch to close. Rear Window Buffeting: When one or both of the rear windows are open, the vehicle may demonstrate a wind throb or buffeting noise.
  • Page 76 Driver Controls WARNING: Do not adjust the mirror while the vehicle is in motion. Automatic dimming interior rear view mirror (if equipped) Your vehicle may be equipped with an interior rear view mirror that has an auto-dimming function. The electronic day/night mirror will change from the normal (high reflective) state to the non-glare (darkened) state when bright lights (glare) reach the mirror.
  • Page 77: Speed Control

    Driver Controls To adjust your mirrors: 1. Rotate the control clockwise to adjust the right mirror and rotate the control counterclockwise to adjust the left mirror. 2. Move the control in the direction you wish to tilt the mirror. 3. Return to the center position to lock mirrors in place. Heated mirrors (if equipped) Both mirrors are heated automatically to remove ice, mist...
  • Page 78 Driver Controls 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 79 Driver Controls Resuming a set speed Press the RESUME control and release it. This will automatically return the vehicle to the previously set speed. Increasing speed while using speed control There are two ways to set a higher speed: • Press and hold the SET + control until you get to the desired speed, then release the control.
  • Page 80 Driver Controls Turning off speed control There are two ways to turn off the speed control: • Press the OFF control. • Turn off the ignition. Note: When you turn off the speed control or the ignition, your speed control set speed memory is erased. STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS (IF EQUIPPED) Radio control features Press MEDIA repeatedly to select:...
  • Page 81 Driver Controls In any mode: • Press VOL + or VOL - to adjust the volume. Navigation system hands free control features (if equipped) Press and hold control briefly until the voice icon appears on the navigation display to use the voice command feature.
  • Page 82: Moon Roof

    Driver Controls Navigation system/SYNC hands free control features (if equipped) Press control briefly until the voice icon appears on the Navigation display to use the voice command feature. Press to activate phone mode or answer a phone call. Press and hold to exit phone mode or end a call.
  • Page 83: Message Center

    Driver Controls Bounce-back: When an obstacle has been detected in the moon roof opening as the moon roof is closing, the moon roof will automatically open and stop at a prescribed position. This is known as “bounce-back”. If the ignition is turned off (without accessory delay being active) during bounce-back, the moon roof will move until the bounce-back position is reached.
  • Page 84 Driver Controls by a brief indicator chime. The system will also notify you of potential vehicle problems with a display of system warnings followed by a long indicator chime. Selectable features Reset Press this control to select and reset functions shown in the INFO menu and SETUP menu.
  • Page 85 Driver Controls the same as the average fuel economy display. The running average fuel economy is reinitialized to a factory default value if the battery is disconnected. Average fuel economy (AFE) Select this function from the INFO menu to display your average fuel economy in miles/gallon or liters/100 km.
  • Page 86 Driver Controls The compass reading may be affected when you drive near large buildings, bridges, power lines and powerful broadcast antenna. Magnetic or metallic objects placed in, on or near the vehicle may also affect compass accuracy. Usually, when something affects the compass readings, the compass will correct itself after a few days of operating your vehicle in normal conditions.
  • Page 87 Driver Controls 4. Determine your magnetic zone by referring to the zone map. 7 8 9 1011 5. Press and hold the RESET until the message center display changes to show the current zone setting. 6. Release the RESET control, then slowly press RESET down again.
  • Page 88 Driver Controls Setup menu Press this control for the following displays: • System Check • Units (English/Metric) • Language • Easy entry/exit seat (if equipped) • Reverse sensing system (Park Aid) (if equipped) System check Selecting this function from the SETUP menu causes the message center to cycle through each of the systems being monitored.
  • Page 89 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. Language 1. Select this function from the SETUP menu for the current language to be displayed.
  • Page 90 Driver Controls 1. Select this function from the SETUP menu to disable the reverse sensing system feature. 2. Press the RESET control to turn the rear park assist off. When R (Reverse) gear is selected, PARK AID OFF will be displayed. System warnings System warnings alert you to possible problems or malfunctions in your vehicle’s operating systems.
  • Page 91 Driver Controls Warnings Status Check park aid (if equipped) Warning returns after the ignition key is turned from off to on Brake fluid level low Low tire pressure Tire pressure monitor fault Tire pressure sensor fault Trunk ajar Remove objects near pass seat Compass error Intkey could not program Maximum number of Integrated Keys...
  • Page 92 Driver Controls TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR FAULT — Displayed when the Tire Pressure Monitoring System is malfunctioning. If the warning stays on or continues to come on, contact your authorized dealer as soon as possible. TIRE PRESSURE SENSOR FAULT — Displayed when a tire pressure sensor is malfunctioning, or your spare tire is in use.
  • Page 93: Locks And Security

    Locks and Security KEYS Your vehicle is equipped with two Integrated Keyhead Transmitters (IKTs). The IKT functions as both a programmed ignition key that operates all the locks and starts the vehicle, and a remote entry transmitter. Your IKTs are programmed to your vehicle; using a non-programmed key will not permit your vehicle to start.
  • Page 94 Locks and Security Recommended handling of the Integrated Keyhead Transmitter (IKT) To avoid inadvertently activating the remote entry functions of your vehicle, it is recommended that the Integrated Keyhead Transmitter (IKT) be handled properly when starting and turning off your vehicle. When inserting the IKT into the ignition cylinder, place your thumb on the center thumb rest of the IKT...
  • Page 95: Locks

    Locks and Security POWER DOOR LOCKS • Press the control to unlock all doors. • Press the control to lock all doors. Smart locks This feature attempts to help prevent you from locking yourself out of the vehicle if your key is still in the ignition. When you open one of the front doors and you lock the vehicle with the power door lock control (on the driver or passenger door trim panel), all the doors will lock, then all doors will automatically unlock reminding...
  • Page 96 Locks and Security • Turning the key in the ignition to the on position. Note: This feature is configured off by default. This feature can be turned on or off using the following procedure: Before starting, ensure the ignition is in the off position and all vehicle doors are closed.
  • Page 97 Locks and Security Deactivating/activating autolock feature Your vehicle comes with the autolock features activated; there are three methods to enable/disable this feature: • Through your authorized dealer, • by using a power door unlock/lock sequence, or • by using the keyless entry pad (if equipped). Note: The autolock feature can be activated/deactivated independently of the autounlock feature.
  • Page 98 Locks and Security 6. Release the 3 • 4. The user should receive a horn chirp to indicate the system has been disabled or a chirp followed by a honk to indicate the system has been enabled. Autounlock feature The autounlock feature will unlock all the doors when: •...
  • Page 99 Locks and Security 4. Press the power door unlock control on the door panel three times. 5. Turn the ignition back to the on position. The horn will chirp one time to confirm programming mode has been entered and is active. 6.
  • Page 100 Locks and Security • Insert the key and turn to the unlock position (key horizontal) to disengage the childproof locks. INTERIOR LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT RELEASE Your vehicle is equipped with a mechanical interior luggage compartment release handle that provides a means of escape for children and adults in the event they become locked inside the luggage compartment.
  • Page 101 Locks and Security WARNING: Do not leave children, unreliable adults, or animals unattended in the vehicle. On hot days, the temperature in the trunk or vehicle interior can rise very quickly. Exposure of people or animals to these high temperatures for even a short time can cause death or serious heat-related injuries, including brain damage.
  • Page 102 Locks and Security The IKT allows you to: • remotely unlock the vehicle doors. • remotely lock all the vehicle doors. • remotely open the trunk. • activate the personal alarm. • arm and disarm the perimeter anti-theft system. • operate the illuminated entry feature.
  • Page 103 Locks and Security Locking the doors 1. Press and release to lock all the doors. The turn lamps will flash. 2. Press and release again within three seconds to confirm that all the doors are closed. Note: The doors will lock again, the horn will chirp and the turn lamps will flash once if all the doors and trunk are closed.
  • Page 104 Locks and Security To replace the battery: 1. Twist a thin coin in the slot of the IKT near the key ring in order to remove the battery cover. 2. Do not wipe off any grease on the battery terminals on the back surface of the circuit board.
  • Page 105 Locks and Security The illuminated entry system will turn off the interior lights if: • the ignition is turned to the on position, • the Integrated Keyhead Transmitter lock control is pressed, • The vehicle is locked using the keyless entry keypad (if equipped), or •...
  • Page 106 Locks and Security 1. Place the key in the ignition and turn the ignition to the 3 (on) position. 2. Press the power door unlock control on the door panel three times. 3. Turn the ignition from the 3 (on) position to the 1 (off) position.
  • Page 107 Locks and Security SECURICODE™ KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED) You can use the keyless entry keypad to: • lock or unlock the doors without using a key. • open the trunk. The keypad can be operated with the factory set 5–digit entry code; this code is located on the owner’s wallet card in the glove box and is available from your authorized dealer.
  • Page 108: 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.
  • Page 109 Locks and Security key chain may cause vehicle starting issues. You need to prevent these objects from touching the coded IKT while starting the engine. These objects will not cause damage to the coded IKT, but may cause a momentary issue if they are too close to the IKT when starting the engine.
  • Page 110 Locks and Security The theft indicator will illuminate for three seconds and then go out. If the theft indicator stays on for an extended period of time or flashes rapidly, contact your authorized dealer as soon as possible. Replacement Integrated Keyhead Transmitters (IKT) and coded keys Note: Your vehicle comes equipped with two Integrated Keyhead Transmitters (IKTs).
  • Page 111 Locks and Security Please read and understand the entire procedure before you begin. 1. Insert the first previously programmed coded key into the ignition. 2. Turn the ignition from the 1 (off) position to the 3 (on) position. Keep the ignition in the 3 (on) position for at least three seconds, but no more than 10 seconds.
  • Page 112 Locks and Security If there is any potential perimeter anti-theft problem with your vehicle, ensure ALL Integrated Keyhead Transmitters are brought to the authorized dealer to aid in troubleshooting. Arming the system When armed, this system will respond if unauthorized entry is attempted.
  • Page 113 Locks and Security Disarming the system You can disarm the system by any of the following actions: • Unlock the doors by using the remote entry transmitter portion of your Integrated Keyhead Transmitter. • Unlocking the doors using the keyless entry keypad (if equipped). •...
  • Page 114: 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 115 Seating and Safety Restraints 2. Raise the head restraint by pulling up on the head restraint. 3. Lower the head restraint by pressing and holding the guide sleeve adjust/release button and pushing down on the head restraint. Properly adjust the head restraint so that the top of the head restraint is even with the top of your head and positioned as close as possible to the back of your head.
  • Page 116 Seating and Safety Restraints To remove the adjustable head restraint, do the following: 1. Pull up the head restraint until it reaches the highest adjustment position. 2. Simultaneously press and hold both the adjust/release button and the unlock/remove button, then pull up on the head restraint.
  • Page 117 Seating and Safety Restraints WARNING: To minimize the risk of neck injury in the event of a crash, head restraints must be installed properly. Using the manual lumbar support (if equipped) The lumbar control is located on the side of the seat cushion. Turn to adjust lumbar support.
  • Page 118 Seating and Safety Restraints Pump the handle upwards to raise the cushion and pump downward to lower the cushion to the desired location. Pull lever up to adjust seatback. Folding down the front passenger seatback (if equipped) The front passenger seatback can be folded to a horizontal position to make room for a long load.
  • Page 119 Seating and Safety Restraints WARNING: Before returning the seatback to its original position, make sure that cargo or any objects are not trapped behind the seatback. After returning the seatback to its original position, pull on the seatback to ensure that it has fully latched. An unlatched seat may become dangerous in the event of a sudden stop or collision.
  • Page 120 Seating and Safety Restraints The control is located on the outboard side of the seat cushion. Move the control in the direction of the arrows to raise or lower the front portion of the seat cushion. Move the control in the direction of the arrows to raise or lower the rear portion of the seat cushion.
  • Page 121 Seating and Safety Restraints Note: Do not do the following: • Place heavy objects on the seat • Operate the seat heater if water or any other liquid is spilled on the seat. Allow the seat to dry thoroughly. The heated seats will only function when the ignition is in the on position.
  • Page 122 Seating and Safety Restraints Fold the seatback(s) down. WARNING: Before returning the seatback to its original position, make sure that cargo or any objects are not trapped behind the seatback. After returning the seatback to its original position, pull on the seatback to ensure that it has fully latched. An unlatched seat may become dangerous in the event of a sudden stop or collision.
  • Page 123: Safety Restraints

    Seating and Safety Restraints Seat-mounted cup holders and armrest storage compartment To access the cup holders, fold the armrest down. WARNING: Use only soft cups in the cup holder. Hard objects can injure you in a collision. SAFETY RESTRAINTS Personal Safety System The Personal Safety System provides an improved overall level of frontal crash protection to front seat occupants and is designed to help further reduce the risk of airbag-related injuries.
  • Page 124 Seating and Safety Restraints How does the Personal Safety System work? The Personal Safety System can adapt the deployment strategy of your vehicle’s safety devices according to crash severity and occupant conditions. A collection of crash and occupant sensors provides information to the Restraints Control Module (RCM).
  • Page 125 Seating and Safety Restraints to the airbag when it begins to inflate. For some occupants, this occurs because they are initially sitting very close to the airbag. For other occupants, this occurs when the occupant is not properly restrained by safety belts or child safety seats and they move forward during pre-crash braking.
  • Page 126 Seating and Safety Restraints Front safety belt energy management retractors The front outboard safety belt energy management retractors allow webbing to be pulled out of the retractor in a gradual and controlled manner in response to the occupant’s forward momentum. This helps reduce the risk of force-related injuries to the occupant’s chest by limiting the load on the occupant.
  • Page 127 Seating and Safety Restraints WARNING: Never let a passenger hold a child on his or her lap while the vehicle is moving. The passenger cannot protect the child from injury in a collision. WARNING: All occupants of the vehicle, including the driver, should always properly wear their safety belts, even when an air bag supplemental restraint system (SRS) is provided.
  • Page 128 Seating and Safety Restraints Combination lap and shoulder belts 1. Insert the belt tongue into the proper buckle (the buckle closest to the direction the tongue is coming from) until you hear a snap and feel it latch. Make sure the tongue is securely fastened in the buckle.
  • Page 129 Seating and Safety Restraints All safety restraints in the vehicle are combination lap and shoulder belts. All of the passenger combination lap and shoulder belts have two types of locking modes described below: Vehicle sensitive mode This is the normal retractor mode, which allows free shoulder belt length adjustment to your movements and locking in response to vehicle movement.
  • Page 130 Safety seats for children later in this chapter. How to disengage the automatic locking mode WARNING: Ford Motor Company recommends that all passenger safety belt assemblies and attaching hardware should be inspected by an authorized dealer after any collision to verify that the automatic locking retractor feature for child seats is still working properly.
  • Page 131 Seating and Safety Restraints Safety belt height adjustment Your vehicle has safety belt height adjustments at the front outboard seating positions. Adjust the height of the shoulder belt so the belt rests across the middle of your shoulder. To adjust the shoulder belt height, pull on the center button and slide the height adjuster up or down.
  • Page 132 Seating and Safety Restraints Conditions of operation If... Then... The driver’s safety belt is not The safety belt warning light buckled before the ignition illuminates 1-2 minutes and the switch is turned to the on warning chime sounds 4-8 seconds. position...
  • Page 133 Seating and Safety Restraints The Belt-Minder feature uses two different warning chimes. During the first minute of activation, the warning chime will sound once every second. The remaining warning chimes will sound twice every second while the system is activated. If...
  • Page 134 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... Consider... “Crashes are rare 36700 crashes occur every day. The more we events” drive, the more we are exposed to “rare” events, even for good drivers.
  • Page 135 Seating and Safety Restraints WARNING: Do not sit on top of a buckled safety belt or insert a latchplate into the buckle to avoid the Belt-Minder chime. To do so may adversely affect the performance of the vehicle’s air bag system.
  • Page 136: Airbags

    Seating and Safety Restraints 1. Turn the ignition switch to the on position. DO NOT START THE ENGINE. 2. Wait until the safety belt warning light turns off (Approximately 1–2 minutes). • Step 3 must be completed within 50 seconds after the safety belt warning light turns off.
  • Page 137 Seating and Safety Restraints Important supplemental restraint system precautions Airbags DO NOT inflate slowly or gently and the risk of injury from a deploying airbag is greatest close to the trim covering the airbag module. WARNING: All occupants of the vehicle, including the driver, should always properly wear their safety belts, even when an air bag supplemental restraint system (SRS) is provided.
  • Page 138 Seating and Safety Restraints WARNING: Do not put anything on or over the airbag module. Placing objects on or over the airbag inflation area may cause those objects to be propelled by the airbag into your face and torso causing serious injury. WARNING: Do not attempt to service, repair, or modify the airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS) or its fuses.
  • Page 139 Seating and Safety Restraints How does the safety belt pretensioner and airbag supplemental restraint system work? The safety belt pretensioner and airbag SRS are designed to activate when the vehicle sustains longitudinal deceleration sufficient to cause the sensors to close an electrical circuit that initiates pretensioner activation and airbag inflation.
  • Page 140 Seating and Safety Restraints are not properly restrained or are otherwise out of position at the time of airbag deployment. Thus, it is extremely important that occupants be properly restrained as far away from the airbag module as possible while maintaining vehicle control.
  • Page 141 Seating and Safety Restraints The front passenger sensing system works with sensors that are part of the front passenger’s seat and safety belt. The sensors are designed to detect the presence of a properly seated occupant and determine if the front passenger’s frontal airbag should be enabled (may inflate) or disabled (will not inflate).
  • Page 142 Seating and Safety Restraints • When the front passenger sensing system disables (will not inflate) the front passenger frontal airbag, the indicator lamp will illuminate and stay lit to remind you that the front passenger frontal airbag is disabled. • If the child restraint has been installed and the indicator lamp is not lit, then turn the vehicle off, remove the child restraint from the vehicle and reinstall the restraint following the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Page 143 Seating and Safety Restraints WARNING: Even with Advanced Restraints Systems, children 12 and under should be properly restrained in a rear seating position. After all occupants have adjusted their seats and put on safety belts, it’s very important that they continue to sit properly. A properly seated occupant sits upright, leaning against the seat back, and centered on the seat cushion, with their feet comfortably extended on the floor.
  • Page 144 Seating and Safety Restraints • Objects between the seat cushion and the center console (if equipped) • Objects hanging off the seat back • Objects stowed in the seatback map pocket (if equipped) • Objects placed on the occupant’s lap •...
  • Page 145 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 146 Seating and Safety Restraints Seat-mounted side airbag system WARNING: Do not place objects or mount equipment on or near the airbag cover on the side of the seatbacks of the front seats or in front seat areas that may come into contact with a deploying airbag.
  • Page 147 Seating and Safety Restraints The side airbag system consists of the following: • An inflatable nylon bag (airbag) with a gas generator concealed behind the outboard bolster of the driver and front passenger seatbacks. • The same warning light, electronic control and diagnostic unit as used for the front airbags.
  • Page 148 Seating and Safety Restraints WARNING: Several air bag system components get hot after inflation. Do not touch them after inflation. WARNING: If the side airbag has deployed, the airbag will not function again. The side airbag system (including the seat) must be inspected and serviced by an authorized dealer.
  • Page 149 Seating and Safety Restraints Side curtain airbag system WARNING: Do not place objects or mount equipment on or near the headliner at the siderail that may come into contact with a deploying side air curtain. Failure to follow these instructions may increase the risk of personal injury in the event of a collision.
  • Page 150 Seating and Safety Restraints How does the side air curtain system work? The design and development of the side air curtain system included recommended testing procedures that were developed by a group of automotive safety experts known as the Side Airbag Technical Working Group.
  • Page 151 Seating and Safety Restraints passenger seat or an unbuckled child or small person in the passenger seat. The air curtain was designed to inflate between the side window area and occupant to further enhance the head protection provided to occupants in side impact collisions. The seat-mounted side airbag was designed to inflate between the door panel and occupant to further enhance the protection provided occupants in side impact collisions.
  • Page 152: Child Restraints

    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 153 Seating and Safety Restraints Recommendations for Safety Restraints for Children Recommended Child size, height, weight, or age restraint type Infants Children weighing 40 lb (18 kg) or less Use a child safety (generally age four or younger) seat (sometimes toddlers called an infant carrier, convertible seat, or toddler...
  • Page 154 Seating and Safety Restraints Recommendations for attaching child safety restraints for children Use any attachment method as indicated below by “X” LATCH LATCH Safety Safety Safety (lower (lower belt belt and belt Restraint Child anchors anchors LATCH only Type Weight only) (lower tether...
  • Page 155 Seating and Safety Restraints WARNING: Always carefully follow the instructions and warnings provided by the manufacturer of any child restraint to determine if the restraint device is appropriate for your child’s size, height, weight, or age. Follow the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions and warnings provided for installation and use in conjunction with the instructions and warnings provided by the vehicle manufacturer.
  • Page 156 Seating and Safety Restraints 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 157 Seating and Safety Restraints Children 12 and under should be properly restrained in a rear seating position whenever possible. If all children cannot be seated and restrained properly in a rear seating position, properly restrain the largest child in the front seat. Installing child safety seats with combination lap and shoulder belts Check to make sure the child seat is properly secured before each use.
  • Page 158 Seating and Safety Restraints 1. Position the child safety seat in a seat with a combination lap and shoulder belt. 2. Pull down on the shoulder belt and then grasp the shoulder belt and lap belt together. 3. While holding the shoulder and lap belt portions together, route the tongue through the child seat according to the child seat...
  • Page 159 Seating and Safety Restraints 4. Insert the belt tongue into the proper buckle (the buckle closest to the direction the tongue is coming from) for that seating position until you hear a snap and feel the latch engage. Make sure the tongue is latched securely by pulling on it.
  • Page 160 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 161 Seating and Safety Restraints Your vehicle has LATCH lower anchors for child seat installation at the seating positions marked with the child seat symbol. The LATCH anchors are located at the rear section of the rear seat between the cushion and seat back, below the locator symbols on the seat back.
  • Page 162 Seating and Safety Restraints anchors is 280 mm (11 inches) center to center. A child seat with rigid LATCH attachments cannot be installed at the center seating position. LATCH compatible child seats (with attachments on belt webbing) can only be used at this seating position provided that the child seat manufacturer’s instructions permit use with the anchor spacing stated.
  • Page 163 Seating and Safety Restraints child seat for information about ordering a tether strap, or to obtain a longer tether strap if the tether strap on your safety seat does not reach the appropriate top tether anchor in the vehicle. The rear seats of your vehicle are equipped with built-in tether strap anchors located behind the seats as described below.
  • Page 164 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 165 Seating and Safety Restraints and the knees bend comfortably at the edge of the cushion, while minimizing slouching. Booster seats may also make the shoulder belt fit better and more comfortably. Try to keep the belt near the middle of the shoulder and across the center of the chest.
  • Page 166 Seating and Safety Restraints • Backless booster seats If your backless booster seat has a removable shield, remove the shield. If a vehicle seating position has a low seat back or no head restraint, a backless booster seat may place your child’s head (as measured at the tops of the ears) above the top of the seat.
  • Page 167 Seating and Safety Restraints Children and booster seats vary in size and shape. Choose a booster that keeps the lap belt low and snug across the hips, never up across the stomach, and lets you adjust the shoulder belt to cross the chest and rest snugly near the center of the shoulder.
  • Page 168 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 169: 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 170 Tires, Wheels and Loading 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 171 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 172: Tire Inflation

    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 173 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 174 Tires, Wheels and Loading 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 175 (such as P-metric versus LT-metric or all-season versus all-terrain) as those originally provided by Ford. The recommended tire and wheel size may be found on either the Safety Compliance Certification Label or the Tire Label which is located on the B-Pillar or edge of the driver’s door.
  • Page 176 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 177 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 178 Tires, Wheels and Loading • Front Wheel Drive (FWD)/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 179 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 180 Tires, Wheels and Loading Note: You may not find this information on all tires because it is not required by federal law. Letter rating Speed rating - mph (km/h) 81 mph (130 km/h) 87 mph (140 km/h) 99 mph (159 km/h) 106 mph (171 km/h) 112 mph (180 km/h) 118 mph (190 km/h)
  • Page 181 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 ⁄...
  • Page 182 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 183 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 184: 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 185 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 186 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 187 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 188 Tires, Wheels and Loading Low Tire Pressure Possible cause Customer Action Required Warning Light Flashing Warning Spare tire in use Your temporary spare tire is in Light use. Repair the damaged road wheel and re-mount it on the vehicle to restore system functionality.
  • Page 189 SNOW TIRES AND CHAINS 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 190: Vehicle Loading

    Tires, Wheels and Loading VEHICLE LOADING This section will guide you in the proper loading of your vehicle to keep your loaded vehicle weight within its design rating capability. Properly loading your vehicle will provide maximum return of vehicle design performance.
  • Page 191 Tires, Wheels and Loading Example only: Cargo Weight – includes all weight added to the Base Curb Weight, including cargo and optional equipment. GAW (Gross Axle Weight) – is the total weight placed on each axle (front and rear) – including vehicle curb weight and all payload. 2009 Fusion (fsn) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 192 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 193 Tires, Wheels and Loading WARNING: Do not use replacement tires with lower load carrying capacities than the original tires because they may lower the vehicle’s GVWR and GAWR limitations. Replacement tires with a higher limit than the original tires do not increase the GVWR and GAWR limitations.
  • Page 194: Trailer Towing

    Tires, Wheels and Loading • A final example for your vehicle with 1400 lb. (635 kg) of cargo and luggage capacity. You and one of your friends decide to pick up cement from the local home improvement store to finish that patio you have been planning for the past 2 years.
  • Page 195 Tires, Wheels and Loading In case of a roadside emergency with a disabled vehicle, see Wrecker towing in the Roadside Emergencies chapter. Front Wheel Drive (FWD) vehicles with manual transmissions: If your vehicle is equipped with a manual transmission, shifting the transmission into neutral (N) permits “flat-towing”...
  • Page 196: Driving

    Driving STARTING Positions of the ignition 1. Off— locks the gearshift lever and allows key removal. This position also shuts the engine and all electrical accessories off. 2. Accessory— allows the electrical accessories such as the radio to operate while the engine is not running.
  • Page 197 Driving 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 198 Driving • Make sure the gearshift is in P (Park). If starting a vehicle with a manual transmission: • Make sure the parking brake is set. • Push the clutch pedal to the floor. 3. Turn the key to 3 (on) without turning the key to 4 (start).
  • Page 199 Driving Starting the engine 1. Turn the key to 3 (on) without turning the key to 4 (start). 2. Turn the key to 4 (start), then release the key as soon as the engine begins cranking. Your vehicle has a computer assisted cranking system that assists in starting the engine.
  • Page 200 Driving the user to connect the system to a grounded 120 volt a/c electrical source. The block heater system is most effective when outdoor temperatures reach below 0°F (-18°C). WARNING: Failure to follow engine block heater instructions could result in property damage or physical injury. WARNING: To reduce the risk of electrical shock, do not use your heater with ungrounded electrical systems or two-pronged (cheater) adapters.
  • Page 201: Brakes

    Driving become very hot and may result in an electrical shock or fire. Be sure to check for heat anywhere in the electrical hookup once the system has been operating for approximately a half hour. • Finally, have the engine block heater system checked during your fall tune-up to be sure it’s in good working order.
  • Page 202 Driving ABS warning lamp The ABS lamp in the instrument cluster momentarily illuminates when the ignition is turned on. If the light does not illuminate during start up, remains on or flashes, the ABS may be disabled and may need to be serviced. Even when the ABS is disabled and the ABS light is on, normal braking is still effective.
  • Page 203: Advancetrac

    Driving WARNING: Always set the parking brake fully and make sure that the gearshift is securely latched in P (Park) (automatic transmission) or in 1 (First) (manual transmission). WARNING: If the parking brake is fully released, but the brake warning lamp remains illuminated, the brakes may not be working properly.
  • Page 204 Driving WARNING: If a failure has been detected within the AdvanceTrac system, the sliding car icon will illuminate steadily. Verify that the AdvanceTrac system is not manually disabled (push the AdvanceTrac “Off “ button located on the center of the instrument panel).
  • Page 205 Driving When an event occurs that activates AdvanceTrac you may experience the following: • A slight deceleration of the vehicle • The “sliding car” indicator light will flash. • A vibration in the pedal when your foot is on the brake pedal •...
  • Page 206 Driving Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Electronic Stability Control (ESC) may enhance your vehicle’s directional stability during adverse maneuvers, for example when cornering severely or avoiding objects in the roadway. ESC operates by applying brakes to one or more of the wheels individually and, if necessary, reducing engine power if the system detects that the vehicle is about to skid or slide laterally.
  • Page 207: Traction Control

    Driving AdvanceTrac Features “Sliding Traction Button functions car” icon Control Illuminated Default at start-up during bulb Enabled Enabled check Button pressed Illuminated solid Enabled Disabled momentarily Button pressed again after Not illuminated Enabled Enabled deactivation TRACTION CONTROL™ (IF EQUIPPED) The Traction Control™ system helps you maintain the stability and steerability of your vehicle, especially on slippery road surfaces such as snow- or ice-covered roads and gravel roads.
  • Page 208 Driving The Traction Control™ switch is located on the instrument panel. The Traction Control™ system will automatically turn on every time the ignition is turned off and on. The Traction Control™ system should normally be left on. If you should become stuck in snow or ice or on a very slippery road surface, try switching the Traction Control™...
  • Page 209: Transmission Operation

    Driving If the power steering system breaks down (or if the engine is turned off), you can steer the vehicle manually, but it takes more effort. If the steering wanders or pulls, check for: • an improperly inflated tire • uneven tire wear •...
  • Page 210 Driving If you cannot move the gearshift lever out of P (Park) with ignition in the on position and the brake pedal depressed: 1. Apply the parking brake, turn ignition key to off, then remove the key. 2. Using a screwdriver (or similar tool), remove the protective cover to the interlock release access hole on the console.
  • Page 211 Driving Understanding the gearshift positions of the 5–speed automatic transmission (if equipped) P (Park) This position locks the transmission and prevents the front wheels from turning. To put your vehicle in gear: • Depress the brake pedal • Move the gearshift lever into the desired gear To put your vehicle in P (Park): •...
  • Page 212 Driving N (Neutral) With the gearshift lever in N (Neutral), the vehicle can be started and is free to roll. Hold the brake pedal down while in this position. D (Drive) The normal driving position for the best fuel economy. Transmission operates in gears one through five.
  • Page 213 Driving To put your vehicle in gear: • Depress the brake pedal • Move the gearshift lever into the desired gear 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).
  • Page 214 Driving 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 cranking the engine unless the clutch pedal is fully depressed.
  • Page 215 Driving Upshift according to the following chart: Recommended upshifts (for best fuel economy) when accelerating 5-speed manual transmission Shift from: 1 - 2 14 mph (23 km/h) 2 - 3 24 mph (39 km/h) 3 - 4 32 mph (51 km/h) 4 - 5 44 mph (71 km/h) Reverse...
  • Page 216: Reverse Sensing System

    Driving REVERSE SENSING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED) The Reverse Sensing System (RSS) sounds a tone to warn the driver of obstacles near the rear bumper when the R (Reverse) is selected and the vehicle is moving at speeds less than 3 mph (5 km/h). The system is not effective at speeds above 3 mph (5 km/h) and may not detect certain angular or moving objects.
  • Page 217 Driving The RSS detects obstacles up to six feet (two meters) from the rear bumper with a decreased coverage area at the outer corners of the bumper, (refer to the figures for approximate zone coverage areas). As you move closer to the obstacle, the rate of the tone increases.
  • Page 218 Driving ability to anticipate wheel slip and transfer torque to the rear wheels before slip occurs. The AWD system is active all the time and requires no input from the operator. All components of the AWD system are sealed for life and require no maintenance.
  • Page 219 Driving • It often may be less risky to strike small objects, such as highway reflectors, with minor damage to your vehicle rather than attempt a sudden return to the pavement which could cause the vehicle to slide sideways out of control or rollover. Remember, your safety and the safety of others should be your primary concern.
  • Page 220 Driving and/or personal injury. Use all available road surface to return the vehicle to a safe direction of travel. • In the event of an emergency stop, avoid skidding the tires and do not attempt any sharp steering wheel movements. •...
  • Page 221 Ford Motor Company joins the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management in encouraging you to help preserve our national forest and other public and private lands by “treading lightly.”...
  • Page 222 Driving Descend a hill in the same gear you would use to climb up the hill to avoid excessive brake application and brake overheating. Do not descend in neutral; instead, disengage overdrive or manually shift to a lower gear. When descending a steep hill, avoid sudden hard braking as you could lose control.
  • Page 223 Any modifications to a vehicle that raise the center of gravity can make it more likely the vehicle will rollover as a result of a loss of control. Ford Motor Company recommends that caution be used with any vehicle equipped with a high load or device (such as ladder or luggage racks).
  • Page 224: Roadside Emergencies

    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: •...
  • Page 225: Hazard Flasher Control

    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 226: Fuel Pump Shut-Off Switch

    Roadside Emergencies FUEL PUMP SHUT-OFF SWITCH This device stops the electric fuel pump from sending fuel to the engine when your vehicle has had a substantial jolt. After an accident, if the engine cranks but does not start, this switch may have been activated.
  • Page 227 Roadside Emergencies Standard fuse amperage rating and color COLOR Cartridge Fuse Mini Standard Maxi Fuse link maxi rating fuses fuses fuses cartridge fuses Grey Grey — — — Violet Violet — — — Pink Pink — — — — — —...
  • Page 228 Roadside Emergencies The fuses are coded as follows. Fuse/Relay Fuse Amp Protected Circuits Location Rating Backup lamps (automatic transmission), Electrochromatic mirror Horns Battery saver: Interior lamps, Puddle lamps, Trunk lamp, Power windows Parklamps, Side markers, License plate lamps — Not used —...
  • Page 229 Roadside Emergencies Fuse/Relay Fuse Amp Protected Circuits Location Rating 7.5A Delay accessories: Radio head units, Moon roof, Lock switch illumination, Electrochromatic mirrors, Ambient lighting 7.5A Cluster, Analog clock, Climate control head units Washer pump Cigar lighter Door lock actuator, Decklid lock solenoid Subwoofer Radio head units, OBDII connector...
  • Page 230 Roadside Emergencies Power distribution box The power distribution box is located in the engine compartment. The power distribution box contains high-current fuses that protect your vehicle’s main electrical systems from overloads. WARNING: Always disconnect the battery before servicing high current fuses. WARNING: To reduce risk of electrical shock, always replace the cover to the Power Distribution Box before reconnecting the battery or refilling fluid reservoirs.
  • Page 231 Roadside Emergencies Fuse/Relay Fuse Amp Protected Circuits Location Rating 40A** Powertrain power, PCM relay coil 40A** Blower motor — Not used 40A** Rear window defroster, Heated mirrors 40A** PETA Pump (PZEV) power feed 40A** ABS pump 20A** Wipers 30A** ABS Valves 20A** Heated seats —...
  • Page 232 Roadside Emergencies Fuse/Relay Fuse Amp Protected Circuits Location Rating — Not used 30A** Driver power seat 20A** Moon roof — Not used — Not used PCM diode One Touch Integrated Start (OTIS) diode — Not used — Not used — Not used Relay Fog lamp relay...
  • Page 233 Ford. If the dissimilar spare tire or wheel is damaged, it should be replaced rather than repaired.
  • Page 234 Roadside Emergencies 2. Full-size dissimilar spare with label on wheel: This spare tire has a label on the wheel that states: “THIS TIRE AND WHEEL FOR TEMPORARY USE ONLY” When driving with one of the dissimilar spare tires listed above, do not: •...
  • Page 235 Roadside Emergencies • Wet weather driving capability • All-Wheel driving capability (if applicable) • Load leveling adjustment (if applicable) When driving with the full-size dissimilar spare tire/wheel additional caution should be given to: • Towing a trailer • Driving vehicles equipped with a camper body •...
  • Page 236 Roadside Emergencies Tire change procedure WARNING: To help prevent the vehicle from moving when you change a tire, be sure the parking brake is set, then block (in both directions) the wheel that is diagonally opposite (other side and end of the vehicle) to the tire being changed. WARNING: If the vehicle slips off the jack, you or someone else could be seriously injured.
  • Page 237 Roadside Emergencies 3. Put the jack in the jack locator next to the tire you are changing. Turn the jack handle clockwise until the wheel is completely off the ground. Note: To avoid structural damage to the vehicle, ensure that the jack is centered between the two markings (1) on the bottom of the rocker flange.
  • Page 238: Wheel Lug Nut Torque

    Bolt size Wheel lug nut torque* lb. ft. N•m M12 x 1.5 * Torque specifications are for nut and bolt threads free of dirt and rust. Use only Ford recommended replacement fasteners. 2009 Fusion (fsn) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 239 Roadside Emergencies 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. Ensure that any fasteners that attach the rotor to the hub are secured so they do not interfere with the mounting surfaces of the wheel.
  • Page 240: Jump Starting

    Roadside Emergencies JUMP STARTING WARNING: The gases around the battery can explode if exposed to flames, sparks, or lit cigarettes. An explosion could result in injury or vehicle damage. WARNING: Batteries contain sulfuric acid which can burn skin, eyes and clothing, if contacted. Do not attempt to push-start your automatic transmission vehicle.
  • Page 241 Roadside Emergencies Connecting the jumper cables 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 242 Roadside Emergencies 3. Connect the negative (-) cable to the negative (-) terminal of the assisting battery. 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.
  • Page 243 Roadside Emergencies 3. Once the disabled vehicle has been started, run both engines for an additional three minutes before disconnecting the jumper cables. 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.
  • Page 244 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 245: Wrecker Towing

    It is recommended that your vehicle be towed with a wheel lift or flatbed equipment. Do not tow with a slingbelt. Ford Motor Company has not approved a slingbelt towing procedure. If the vehicle is towed by other means or incorrectly, vehicle damage may occur.
  • Page 246 Roadside Emergencies 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 247: 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 248 • 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 249 Dearborn, MI 48126 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 2009 Fusion (fsn) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing...
  • Page 250 (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 251 United States and Canada, provided by a network of more than 4,600 participating authorized dealers. 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...
  • Page 252 The use of leaded fuel in your vehicle without proper conversion may damage the effectiveness of your emission control system and may cause engine knocking or serious engine damage. Ford Motor Company/Ford of Canada is not responsible for any damage caused by use of improper fuel.
  • Page 253: 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 254: 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 255 Cleaning WAXING • Wash the vehicle first. • Do not use waxes that contain abrasives; use Motorcraft Premium Liquid Wax (ZC-53-A), which is available from your authorized dealer, or an equivalent quality product. • Do not allow paint sealant to come in contact with any non-body (low-gloss black) colored trim, such as grained door handles, roof racks, bumpers, side moldings, mirror housings or the windshield cowl area.
  • Page 256 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 257 Cleaning 3.0L DOHC 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 258 Cleaning WINDOWS AND WIPER BLADES The windshield, rear and side windows and the wiper blades should be cleaned regularly. If the wipers do not wipe properly, substances on the vehicle’s glass or the wiper blades may be the cause. These may include hot wax treatments used by commercial car washes, water repellent coatings, tree sap, or other organic contamination;...
  • Page 259 Cleaning • Be certain to wash or wipe your hands clean if you have been in contact with certain products such as insect repellent and suntan lotion in order to avoid possible damage to the interior painted surfaces. • Do not use household or glass cleaners as these may damage the finish of the instrument panel, interior trim and cluster lens.
  • Page 260 Cleaning • Do not use household cleaning products or glass cleaners, which can stain and discolor the fabric and affect the flame retardant abilities of the seat materials. WARNING: Do not use cleaning solvents, bleach or dye on the vehicle’s safety belts, as these actions may weaken the belt webbing.
  • Page 261 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 262: 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 263 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 264: Engine Compartment

    Maintenance and Specifications IDENTIFYING COMPONENTS IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT 2.3L I4 engine 1. Engine coolant reservoir 2. Engine oil filler cap 3. Engine oil dipstick 4. Brake/Clutch fluid reservoir 5. Transmission fluid dipstick (automatic transmission only) 6. Battery 7. Power distribution box 8.
  • Page 265 Maintenance and Specifications 3.0L V6 Duratec engine 1. Engine coolant reservoir 2. Power steering fluid reservoir 3. Brake fluid reservoir 4. Transmission fluid dipstick (automatic transmission only) 5. Battery 6. Power distribution box 7. Air filter assembly 8. Coolant bleed valve 9.
  • Page 266 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 267: 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 tab to release the blade and pull the wiper blade down toward the windshield to remove it from the arm.
  • Page 268 Maintenance and Specifications • 2.3L I4 engine • 3.0L DOHC V6 Duratec engine 6. Wipe the dipstick clean. Insert the dipstick fully, then remove it again. On 2.3L I4 engine, be sure the notch in the dipstick flange is aligned with the V on the engine when reinserting it.
  • Page 269 Maintenance and Specifications • 2.3L I4 engine • 3.0L DOHC V6 Duratec engine •If the oil level is within this range, the oil level is acceptable. DO NOT ADD OIL. • 2.3L I4 engine • 3.0L DOHC V6 Duratec engine •If the oil level is below this mark, engine oil must be added to raise the level within the normal operating range.
  • Page 270 Maintenance and Specifications • 3.0L DOHC V6 Duratec engine • If required, add engine oil to the engine. Refer to Adding engine oil in this chapter. • 2.3L I4 engine • 3.0L DOHC V6 Duratec engine •Do not overfill the engine with oil. Oil levels above this mark may cause engine damage.
  • Page 271 Approval Committee (ILSAC), comprised of U.S. and Japanese automobile manufacturers. To protect your engine and engine’s warranty, use Motorcraft SAE 5W-20 or an equivalent SAE 5W-20 oil meeting Ford specification WSS-M2C930-A. SAE 5W-20 oil provides optimum fuel economy and durability performance meeting all requirements for your vehicle’s engine.
  • Page 272: Battery

    The customer warranty may be void for any damage to the engine if the O-rings are not replaced. 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 273 Maintenance and Specifications It is recommended that the negative battery cable terminal be disconnected from the battery if you plan to store your vehicle for an extended period of time. This will minimize the discharge of your battery during storage. Note: Electrical or electronic accessories or components added to the vehicle by the dealer or the owner may adversely affect battery performance and durability.
  • Page 274: Engine Coolant

    Maintenance and Specifications 3. Run the engine until it reaches normal operating temperature. 4. Allow the engine to idle for at least one minute. 5. Turn the A/C on and allow the engine to idle for at least one minute. 6.
  • Page 275 Maintenance and Specifications FILL RANGE” in the coolant reservoir. If the level falls below, add coolant per the instructions in the Adding engine coolant section. Your vehicle was factory-filled with a 50/50 engine coolant and water concentration. If the concentration of coolant falls below 40% or above 60%, the engine parts could become damaged or not work properly.
  • Page 276 Refer to the Cooling section of the Workshop Manual. • 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 277 Maintenance and Specifications WARNING: To reduce the risk of personal injury, make sure the engine is cool before unscrewing the coolant pressure relief cap. The cooling system is under pressure; steam and hot liquid can come out forcefully when the cap is loosened slightly. Add the proper mixture of coolant and water to the cooling system by following these steps: 1.
  • Page 278 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 279 Maintenance and Specifications • Refer to the chart on the coolant container to ensure the coolant concentration in your vehicle will provide adequate freeze protection at the temperatures in which you drive in the winter months. If you drive in extremely hot climates: •...
  • Page 280 Maintenance and Specifications Continued operation will increase the engine temperature and the engine will completely shut down, causing steering and braking effort to increase. Once the engine temperature cools, the engine can be re-started. Take your vehicle to an authorized dealer as soon as possible to minimize engine damage.
  • Page 281 Maintenance and Specifications 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. Otherwise, fuel may spray out and injure you or others. WARNING: If you do not use the proper fuel filler cap, excessive vacuum in the fuel tank may damage the fuel system or cause the fuel cap to disengage in a collision, which may result in...
  • Page 282 Maintenance and Specifications clothing and wash skin thoroughly with soap and water. Repeated or prolonged skin contact with fuel liquid or vapor causes skin irritation. • Be particularly careful if you are taking “Antabuse” or other forms of disulfiram for the treatment of alcoholism. Breathing gasoline vapors, or skin contact could cause an adverse reaction.
  • Page 283 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 284 Maintenance and Specifications WARNING: If you do not use the proper fuel filler cap, excessive vacuum in the fuel tank may damage the fuel system or cause the fuel cap to disengage in a collision, which may result in personal injury. Choosing the right fuel Use only UNLEADED fuel or UNLEADED fuel blended with a maximum of 10% ethanol.
  • Page 285 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 286 Maintenance and Specifications possible. Fuel expense, frequency of fill-ups or fuel gauge readings are NOT accurate as a measure of fuel economy. We do not recommend taking fuel economy measurements during the first 1,000 miles (1,600 km) of driving (engine break-in period). You will get a more accurate measurement after 2,000 miles–3,000 miles (3,000 km–5,000 km).
  • Page 287 Maintenance and Specifications 3. After at least three to five tank fill-ups, fill the fuel tank and record the current odometer reading. 4. Subtract your initial odometer reading from the current odometer reading. 5. Follow one of the simple calculations in order to determine fuel economy: Calculation 1: Divide total miles traveled by total gallons used.
  • Page 288 Maintenance and Specifications • Resting your foot on the brake pedal while driving may reduce fuel economy. • Combine errands and minimize stop-and-go driving. Maintenance • Keep tires properly inflated and use only recommended size. • Operating a vehicle with the wheels out of alignment will reduce fuel economy.
  • Page 289 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 290 Maintenance and Specifications Please consult your Warranty Guide/Customer Information Guide for complete emission warranty information. On board diagnostics (OBD-II) Your vehicle is equipped with a computer that monitors the engine’s emission control system. This system is commonly known as the On Board Diagnostics System (OBD-II).
  • Page 291 Maintenance and Specifications properly (bulb is burned out), or if the OBD-II system has determined that some of the emission control systems have not been properly checked. In this case, the vehicle is considered not ready for I/M testing. If the Service engine soon indicator is on or the bulb does not work, the vehicle may need to be serviced.
  • Page 292 Maintenance and Specifications • 2.3L I4 Engine • 3.0L V6 Engine 1. Start the engine and let it run until it reaches normal operating temperature (the engine coolant temperature gauge indicator will be near the center of the normal area between H and C). 2.
  • Page 293 Maintenance and Specifications BRAKE/CLUTCH FLUID Brake and clutch systems are supplied from the same reservoir. The fluid level will drop slowly as the brakes wear, and will rise when the brake components are replaced. Fluid levels between the “MIN” and “MAX”...
  • Page 294 Maintenance and Specifications 6. Install the dipstick making sure it is fully seated in the filler tube. 7. Remove the dipstick and inspect the fluid level. The fluid should be in the designated areas for normal operating temperature. Low fluid level Do not drive the vehicle if the fluid level is below the lower notch on the dipstick and the outside...
  • Page 295 Maintenance and Specifications If necessary, add fluid in 1/2 pint (250 mL) increments through the filler tube until the level is correct. If an overfill occurs, excess fluid should be removed by an authorized dealer. An overfill condition of transmission fluid may cause shift and/or engagement concerns and/or possible damage.
  • Page 296 Maintenance and Specifications 5. Remove the dipstick, wiping it clean with a clean, dry, lint-free rag. If necessary, refer to Identifying components in the engine compartment in this chapter for the location of the dipstick. 6. Install the dipstick making sure it is fully seated in the filler tube. 7.
  • Page 297: Air Filter(S)

    3/8 inch (10mm) of the bottom of the filler hole with the vehicle on a level surface. 8. 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 298 Maintenance and Specifications When changing the air filter element, use only the Motorcraft air filter element listed. Refer to Motorcraft part numbers in this chapter. 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.
  • Page 299 Maintenance and Specifications • 2.3L I4 engine • 3.0L DOHC V6 Duratec engine 3. Remove the air filter element from the air filter housing. 4. Wipe the air filter housing and cover clean to remove any dirt or debris and to ensure good sealing. 5.
  • Page 300: 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 301 Maintenance and Specifications 2009 Fusion (fsn) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
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  • Page 303 Maintenance and Specifications 2009 Fusion (fsn) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 304: Engine Data

    Maintenance and Specifications ENGINE DATA Engine 2.3L I4 engine 3.0L DOHC V6 Duratec engine Cubic inches Required fuel 87 octane 87 octane Firing order 1-3-4-2 1-4-2-5-3-6 Ignition system Coil on plug Coil on plug Spark plug gap 0.049–0.053 inch 0.052–0.056 inch (1.25–1.35 mm) (1.32–1.42 mm) Compression ratio...
  • Page 305 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 306 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 307: 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 308 Accessories Peace of mind Remote start Vehicle security systems Wheel locks For maximum vehicle performance, keep the following information in mind when adding accessories or equipment to your vehicle: • When adding accessories, equipment, passengers and luggage to your vehicle, do not exceed the total weight capacity of the vehicle or of the front or rear axle (GVWR or GAWR as indicated on the Safety Compliance Certification label).
  • Page 309: Index

    Index fluid, refill capacities ....301 fluid, specification ....301 Accessory delay ......75 Auxiliary input jack (Line in) ..38 AdvanceTrac ......203 Axle Air cleaner filter ..297–298, 300 lubricant specifications ..301 Air conditioning ....49, 51 Airbag supplemental restraint system ....136–137, 146, 149 Battery ........272 and child safety seats ....138 acid, treating emergencies ..272 description ....137, 146, 149...
  • Page 310 Index in rear seat ......157 Customer Assistance ....224 LATCH ........160 Ford Extended Service recommendations ....154 Plan ..........251 Getting assistance outside the Child safety seats - booster U.S. and Canada .....251 seats ...........165 Getting roadside assistance ...224 Cleaning your vehicle Getting the service you engine compartment ....256...
  • Page 311 Index service points ....264–265 safety information relating to automotive fuels .....280 starting after a collision ..226 Fuel pump shut-off switch ..226 Engine block heater ....199 Fuses ........226–227 Engine oil ........267 change oil soon warning, message center .......267 checking and adding ....267 Gas cap (see Fuel cap) ....283 dipstick ........267 filter, specifications ..271, 300...
  • Page 312 Index Instrument panel ......73 Locks autolock ........96 cleaning ........258 childproof ........99 cluster ........12 doors ..........95 lighting up panel and Lubricant specifications ...301 interior ........57 Lug nuts ........238 Lumbar support, seats .....117 Jack ..........233 positioning .......233 storage ........233 Manual transmission ....214 Jump-starting your vehicle ..240 fluid capacities ......301 lubricant specifications ..301...
  • Page 313 Index Passenger Occupant Safety restraints ....123, 126, Classification Sensor ....124 128–131 Belt-Minder ......132 Power distribution box extension assembly ....131 (see Fuses) .......230 for adults ......128–130 Power door locks ......95 for children ......152 Power mirrors ......76 Occupant Classification Sensor ........124 Power point .........73 warning light and Power steering ....208–209 chime .......131–132...
  • Page 314 Index Steering Transmission ......209 speed sensitive .......209 brake-shift interlock (BSI) ..209 fluid, checking and adding Steering wheel controls ........80 (manual) .........297 tilting .........71 fluid, refill capacities ....301 SYNC ..........46 lubricant specifications ..301 manual operation ....214 Trunk .........100 remote release ....92, 103 Tilt steering wheel ......71 Tire Pressure Monitoring Turn signal ........59...