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  • Page 1 Navigation system based climate control Rear window defroster Lights Headlamps Turn signal control Bulb replacement Driver Controls Windshield wiper/washer control Steering wheel adjustment Power windows Mirrors Speed control Message center Tailgate 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Brakes AdvanceTrac Transmission operation Reverse sensing system Reverse camera Snowplowing Roadside Emergencies Getting roadside assistance Hazard flasher control Fuses and relays Changing tires Wheel lug nut torque Jump starting Wrecker towing 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • 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

    The more you know and understand about your vehicle, the greater the safety and pleasure you will derive from driving it. For more information on Ford Motor Company and its products visit the following website: • In the United States: www.ford.com •...
  • Page 5 Do not add friction modifier compounds or special break-in oils since these additives may prevent piston ring seating. See Engine oil in the Maintenance and Specifications chapter for more information on oil usage. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 6 In order to properly diagnose and service your vehicle, Ford Motor Company, Ford of Canada, and service and repair facilities may access vehicle diagnostic information through a direct connection to your vehicle when diagnosing or servicing your vehicle.
  • Page 7 • where the driver was positioning the steering wheel. To access this information, special equipment must be directly connected to the recording modules. Ford Motor Company and Ford of Canada do not access event data recorder information without obtaining consent,...
  • Page 8 Introduction Using your vehicle as an ambulance Do not use this vehicle as an ambulance. Your vehicle is not equipped with the Ford Ambulance Preparation Package. Notice to owners of pickup trucks and utility type vehicles WARNING: Utility vehicles have a significantly higher rollover rate than other types of vehicles.
  • Page 9 Introduction 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 10 Brake Fluid - Parking Aid System Non-Petroleum Based Stability Control System Speed Control Master Lighting Switch Hazard Warning Flasher Fog Lamps-Front Fuse Compartment Fuel Pump Reset Windshield Wash/Wipe Windshield Rear Window Defrost/Demist Defrost/Demist 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 11 Sparks Explosive Gas Fan Warning Maintain Correct Fluid Power Steering Fluid Level Service Engine Soon Engine Air Filter Passenger Compartment Jack Air Filter Low Tire Pressure Check Fuel Cap Warning 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 12: Instrument Cluster

    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 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 13 “limp-home” operation. Report the fault to a dealer at the earliest opportunity. On vehicles equipped with a message center, “ENGINE FAILSAFE MODE” will be displayed, refer to Message center in the Driver Controls chapter. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 14 A Belt-Minder chime will also sound to remind you to fasten your safety belt. Refer to the Seating and Safety Restraints chapter to activate/deactivate the Belt-Minder chime feature. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 15 If the light does not turn on, have the system inspected by your authorized dealer. For more information on this system, refer to Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) in the Tires, Wheels and Loading chapter. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 16 (if equipped): Displays when four-wheel drive low is engaged. If the light fails to display when the ignition is turned on, or remains on, have the system serviced immediately by your authorized dealer. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 17 Headlamps on warning chime: Sounds when the headlamps or parking lamps are on, the ignition is off (the key is not in the ignition) and the driver’s door is opened. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 18: Gauges

    Instrument Cluster GAUGES Standard instrument cluster Platinum instrument cluster 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 19 (kilometers) of individual journeys. Press and release the message center INFO button until TRIP A appears in the display. Press the INFO button again to select TRIP B. Press the RESET button to reset. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 20 The arrow next to the fuel pump icon indicates which side of the vehicle the fuel filler inlet is located. For more information, refer to Filling the tank in the Maintenance and Specifications chapter. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 21 If the gauge is operating in the Yellow or Red area, stop the vehicle and verify the airflow is not restricted such as snow or debris blocking airflow through the grill. If the gauge continues to show high temperatures, see your authorized dealer. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 22: Entertainment Systems

    AM/FM stereo system (if equipped) WARNING: Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control, accident and injury. Ford strongly recommends that drivers use extreme caution when using any device that may take their focus off the road. The driver’s primary responsibility is the safe operation of their vehicle.
  • Page 23 7. CLK (Clock): Press CLK to toggle between displaying the radio frequency and the clock setting. Setting the clock: Press and hold CLK until the hours begin to flash. Press SEEK to manually increase/decrease the hours. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 24 AM/FM in-dash CD/MP3 satellite compatible sound system WARNING: Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control, accident and injury. Ford strongly recommends that drivers use extreme caution when using any device that may take their focus off the road. The driver’s primary responsibility is the safe operation of their vehicle.
  • Page 25 PRESET ON/OFF appears in the display. Use SEEK to toggle AUTO PRESET to ON, and either wait five seconds for the search to initiate or press OK to immediately initiate the search. If you press 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 26 Once loaded, the first track will begin to play. To auto load up to six discs– Press and hold LOAD until the display reads AUTOLOAD #. Load the desired disc, label side up. The system 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 27 (0–9) of the desired folder. The system will advance to that specific folder. TEXT: In MP3 mode only– Press TEXT repeatedly to view Album (AL), Folder (FL), Song (SO) and Artist (AR) in the display, if available. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 28 SCAN: Press SCAN for a brief sampling of all available SIRIUS satellite channels. If a specific category is selected, (Jazz, Rock, News, etc.) press SCAN for a brief sampling of all available SIRIUS satellite channels within the selected category. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 29 Press OK while SONG ALERT is in the display and the system will take you to the channel playing the desired song. You can save up to 20 song titles. If you attempt to save more than 20 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 30 ENTER NEW PIN. Enter your new four-digit PIN and the system will save the new PIN and PIN SAVED will display. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 31 For location and further information on auxiliary audio mode, refer to Auxiliary input jack later in this chapter. If your vehicle is equipped with SYNC, please refer to supplemental information on SYNC. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 32: Auxiliary Input Jack (Line In)

    Auxiliary input jack (Line in — 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 33 5. For safety reasons, connecting or adjusting the settings on your portable music player should not be attempted while the vehicle is moving. Also, the portable music player should be stored in a secure 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 34: 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 35 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 36 .mp3 file extension) and all folders containing MP3 files, from F001 (folder) T001 (track) to F253 T255. • Creating discs with only one level of folders will help with navigation through the disc files. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 37: Satellite Radio Information

    • Antenna obstructions: For optimal reception performance, keep the antenna clear of snow and ice build-up and keep luggage and other material as far away from the antenna as possible. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 38 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 39 The system is working properly. NO TEXT Song title Song title information not information not available at this time on this available. channel. The system is working properly. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 40: Navigation System

    Your vehicle may be equipped with SYNC, a hands-free communications and entertainment system with special phone and media features. For more information, please refer to the SYNC supplement or to the SYNC section in the Navigation system supplement (if equipped). 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 41: Climate Controls

    • : Distributes air through the instrument panel vents, floor vents, rear seat floor vents and de-mister vents. • : Distributes air through the floor vents and rear seat floor vents. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 42 • Remove any snow, ice or leaves from the air intake area at the base of the windshield. • To improve the A/C cool down, drive with the windows slightly open for 2-3 minutes after start up or until the vehicle has been “aired out.” 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 43 5. Direct the outer instrument panel vents towards the side windows. To increase airflow to the outer instrument panel vents, close the vents located in the middle of the instrument panel. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 44 • : Distributes air through the instrument panel vents, floor vents, rear seat floor vents and de-mister vents. • : Distributes air through the floor vents and rear seat floor vents. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 45 PASS TEMP is disengaged. The recommended initial setting is between 72°F (22°C) and 75°F (24°C), then adjust for comfort. The driver side temperature setting will appear in the upper left corner of the display. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 46 Can be used to clear the windshield of fog and thin ice. The system will automatically provide outside air to reduce window fogging. Press this button again to return to the previous air flow selection. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 47 (panel) or (panel/floor). Passenger heated seat: Press to control the passenger heated seat. Refer to Heated and cooled seats in the Seating and Safety Restraints chapter for more information. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 48 15. B. Heated mirrors (if equipped): Press to activate/deactivate. This feature will remove ice and snow from the side view mirrors. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 49 This feature will remove ice and snow from the side view mirrors. 3. A/C: Press to activate/deactivate air conditioning. Use with recirculated air to improve cooling performance and efficiency. A/C engages automatically in MAX A/C, (defrost) and (floor/defrost). 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 50 The climate status in the touchscreen will also be turned off. Defrost: Distributes outside air through the windshield defroster vents and de-mister vents. Can be used to clear the windshield 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 51 This re-cooling of the interior air is more economical and efficient. Recirculated air may also help reduce undesirable odors from entering the vehicle. Press MAX A/C again for normal operation. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 52 For maximum cooling performance MAX A/C in manual override control 1. Choose (panel), A/C, and (recirculation) controls. 2. Set the temperature to 60°F (16°C). 3. Set the fan to the highest blower setting. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 53: Rear Window Defroster

    This may cause damage to the heated grid lines and will not be covered by your warranty. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 54: Lights

    5. Select the autolamps by turning the headlamp switch to Steps 2 through 5 must be performed within a 10 second period. At this point, the headlamps and park lamps will turn on. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 55 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. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 56 The headlamps on your vehicle are properly aimed at the assembly plant. If your vehicle has been in an accident, the alignment of your headlamps should be checked by your authorized dealer. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 57 6. HORIZONTAL AIM IS NOT REQUIRED FOR THIS VEHICLE AND IS NON-ADJUSTABLE. 7. Repeat Steps 3–5 for the other headlamp. 8. Close the hood and turn off the lamps. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 58: Turn Signal Control

    • OFF or : The lamp will not come on at all. The rear dome lamp can be turned on or off by sliding the control. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 59: Bulb Replacement

    The thin mist eventually clears and exits through the vents during normal operation. Clearing time may take as long as 48 hours under dry weather conditions. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 60 (natural amber) Front sidemarker Fog lamps 9140 Backup lamp (styleside) Backup lamp (flareside) 3156 Rear stop/turn/sidemarker/tail 4057K lamp (styleside) Rear stop/turn/sidemarker/tail 3057K lamp (flareside) High-mount brakelamp Cargo lamp License plate lamp 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 61 (two at top of lamp, one at lower inboard corner). 4. Once the three retaining screws have been removed, slide the headlamp assembly forward, disconnecting the two snap attachments at the fender. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 62 4. Once the three retaining screws have been removed, slide the headlamp assembly forward, disconnecting the two snap attachments at the fender. 5. Disconnect the electrical connector from the bulb by pulling rearward. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 63 4. Remove bulb socket from the lamp assembly by turning it counterclockwise. 5. Pull bulb straight out of socket and press in the new bulb. Install the new bulb(s) in reverse order. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 64 3. Pull out the old bulb from the socket and push in the new bulb. 4. Install the bulb socket in lamp assembly by turning it clockwise. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 65: Driver Controls

    This may cause the washer pump to overheat. Check the washer fluid level frequently. Do not operate the wipers when the windshield is dry. This may scratch the glass, damage the wiper blades and cause the wiper 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 66 Note: The easy entry/exit feature will prevent the steering wheel from returning to the memory position until the key is inserted into the ignition. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 67 • Continue pressing the control for approximately two seconds. You will feel the steering column bounce back slightly. ILLUMINATED VISOR MIRROR (IF EQUIPPED) Lift the mirror cover to turn on the visor mirror lamp. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 68 This variation is four degrees between adjacent zones and will become noticeable as the vehicle crosses multiple zones. A correct zone setting will eliminate this error. Refer to Compass calibration adjustment. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 69 Perform compass calibration in an open area free from steel structures and high voltage lines. For optimum calibration, turn off all electrical accessories (heater/air conditioning, wipers, etc.) and make sure all vehicle doors are shut. 1. Start the vehicle. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 70 • do not use the power point longer than necessary when the engine is not running, • do not leave battery chargers, video game adapters, computers and other devices plugged in overnight or when the vehicle is parked for extended periods. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 71 To open cupholder/ashtray, push in on the door and release. The door will spring out 1/4+ inches. Then pull cupholder/ashtray assembly out the remaining distance to utilize. To close, push assembly in completely and release. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 72: Power Windows

    Rear Window Buffeting: When one or both of the rear windows are open, the vehicle may demonstrate a wind throb or buffeting noise. This noise can be alleviated by lowering a front window approximately two to three inches. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 73 WARNING: When operating the power sliding back window you must ensure all rear seat occupants and/or cargo are not in the proximity of the back window. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 74: Mirrors

    (glare) reach the interior mirror. When the interior mirror detects bright light from behind the vehicle, the interior rear view mirror and the driver’s side exterior mirror (if equipped) will automatically adjust (darken) to minimize glare. Without microphone 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 75 The power side view mirror positions are saved when doing a memory set function and can be recalled along with the vehicle personality features when a memory position is selected through the remote entry 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 76 Should this occur, wait approximately three minutes with the vehicle running and up to 10 minutes with the vehicle off, for the system to reset and for function to return to normal. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 77 When the vehicle turn signal is activated, the lower portion of the mirror housing will blink. This feature provides an indicator to the driver that the vehicle turn signal is working properly. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 78 POWER DEPLOYABLE RUNNING BOARDS (IF EQUIPPED) Deployable running boards (DRB) automatically move when the doors are opened to assist entering and exiting the vehicle. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 79 If this occurs, manually set the running boards to the deployed position <OUT> and flush the system (in particular the front and rear hinge arms) with a high-pressure car wash wand. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 80: Speed Control

    Setting speed control The controls for using your speed control are located on the steering wheel for your convenience. 1. Press the ON control and release 2. Accelerate to the desired speed. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 81 Disengaging the speed control will not erase previous set speed. Resuming a set speed Press the RESUME control and release it. This will automatically return the vehicle to the previously set speed. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 82 1 mph (1.6 km/h). • Depress the brake pedal until the desired vehicle speed is reached and press the SET + control. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 83 In CD mode: • Press to listen to the next track on the disc. In Satellite radio mode: • Press to advance through preset channels. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 84 Press to activate phone mode or answer a phone call. Press VOL + or − to adjust volume. Press and hold to exit phone mode or end a call. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 85 Press the switch again to stop the moon roof. Pull and hold the TILT control to close the moon roof. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 86 It is also recommended that a new battery be placed in the hand-held transmitter of the device being programmed to HomeLink for quicker training and accurate transmission of the radio-frequency signal. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 87 HomeLink should now activate your rolling code equipped device. To program additional HomeLink buttons begin with Step 1 in this section. For questions or comments, please contact HomeLink at www.homelink.com or 1–800–355–3515. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 88 For convenience, the hand-held transmitter of the device may also be used at any time. In the event that there are still programming difficulties, contact HomeLink at www.homelink.com or 1–800–355–3515. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 89: Message Center

    The system will also notify you of potential vehicle problems with a display of system warnings followed by a long indicator chime. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 90 500 miles (800 km). This value is not the same as the average fuel economy display. The running average fuel economy is re-initialized to a factory default value if the battery is disconnected. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 91 • Autolamp (if equipped) • Autolock (if equipped) • Autounlock (if equipped) • Easy Entry (if equipped) • Trailer Sway (if equipped) • Language • Reset to English–if in another language (see Note below) 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 92 4,500 miles (7,200 km) and 108 days. Units (English/Metric) 1. Select this function from the SETUP menu for the current units to be displayed. 2. Press and hold the SELECT/RESET stem to change from English to Metric. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 93 1. To disable/enable the autolock feature, select this function from the SETUP MENU. 2. Press and hold the SELECT/RESET stem to turn the autolock ON or OFF. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 94 Selectable languages are English, Spanish and French 3. Press the SELECT/RESET stem for the next SETUP menu item or wait for more than four seconds to return to the INFO menu. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 95 The message center will display the last selected feature if there are no more warning messages. This allows you to use the full functionality of the message center after you acknowledge the warning by pressing the SELECT/RESET stem and clearing the warning message. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 96 Oil change required from off to on if the XX% Oil life change soon condition/problem still exists. Wiring fault on trailer (if equipped) Check rear park aid (if equipped) 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 97 Trailer sway reduce speed The warning can be reset. The warning can return immediately after being reset if the condition still exists. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 98 LOW TIRE PRESSURE — Displayed when one or more tires on your vehicle have low tire pressure. Refer to Inflating Your Tires in the Tires, Wheels and Loading chapter. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 99 Trailer towing in the Tires, Wheels and Loading chapter for more information. CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM — Displayed when a fault has been detected by the ABS module. PARK BRAKE ENGAGED — Displayed when the parking brake is engaged. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 100 Tires, Wheels and Loading chapter for more information. TRAINING COMPLETE (if equipped) — Displayed when training of the TPMS system is complete. Refer to TPMS reset procedure in the Tires, Wheels and Loading chapter for more information. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 101 The DTE function will display XXX MILES TO E FUEL LEVEL LOW and sound a tone for one second when you have approximately 50 miles 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 102 Your vehicle must be moving to calculate instantaneous fuel economy. When your vehicle is not moving, this function shows , one or no bars illuminated. Instantaneous fuel economy cannot be reset. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 103 For each of the monitored systems, the message center will indicate either an OK message or a warning message for three seconds. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 104 3. Once “OIL LIFE SET TO XXX%” is displayed, release and press the RESET control switch to change the Oil Life Start Value. Each release and press will reduce the value by 10%. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 105 SETUP control for the current display mode. 2. Press the RESET control to select the new Autolamp delay values of >0, >10, >20, >30, >60, >90, >120 or >180. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 106 1. To disable/enable the trailer sway feature, select this function from the SETUP menu for the current display mode. 2. Press the RESET control to turn the trailer sway on or off. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 107 RESET control and clearing the warning message. Warning messages can be divided into three categories: • Cannot be cleared until the condition is corrected. • Reappears 10 minutes after resetting it. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 108 10 minutes after being reset if Check brake system the condition/problem still exists. The warning can return after the ignition key is turned from off to on if the condition/problem still exists. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 109 DRIVER DOOR AJAR — Displayed when the driver door is not completely closed. PASSENGER DOOR AJAR — Displayed when the passenger door is not completely closed. REAR LEFT DOOR AJAR — Displayed when the rear left door is not completely closed. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 110 TRAILER BRAKE MODULE FAULT (if equipped) — Displayed and accompanied by a single chime, in response to faults sensed by the TBC. Refer to Trailer towing in the Tires, Wheels and Loading chapter for more information. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 111 TO EXIT 4X4 LOW SHIFT TO N (if equipped) — Displayed when 2WD is selected while the vehicle has been stopped in 4X4 LOW. For more information, refer to Four-wheel drive (4WD) operation in the Driving chapter. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 112 Tires, Wheels and Loading chapter for more information. POSITIVE RETENTION FLOOR MAT WARNING: Do not install additional floor mats on top of the factory installed floor mats as they may interfere with the accelerator or the brake pedals. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 113: Tailgate

    2. Install a protective cap (located in the glove box) onto the in-line RCS connector that remains under the pickup box. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 114 ( ). The yellow lever only needs to be used when releasing the grab handle. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 115 Note: Do not drive vehicle with box side step(s) in the deployed position. Note: The Box Side Step load carrying capability (1 person + cargo) is 500 lbs (227 kg). Do not exceed 500 lbs (227 kg). 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 116 Utilize proper jacking points. Refer to Changing the tires in the Roadside Emergencies chapter. BED EXTENDER (IF EQUIPPED) Your vehicle may be equipped with a cargo management feature in the truck bed. Note: This feature is not intended for off-road usage. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 117 1. Pull the locking pin toward the center of the vehicle. 2. Open the latches to release the panels. 3. Rotate the panels toward the tailgate. Repeat Steps 1–3 for the other side of the bed extender. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 118 Note: When the vehicle is in motion, ensure the locking pins and knobs are fully engaged. Note: Ensure all cargo is secured. Note: When the vehicle is in motion, the tailgate load must not exceed 150 lbs. (68 kg). 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 119 The cargo management system consists of the Cargo rail package with the following as optional accessories: • Front header bar (if equipped) • Cross bars (if equipped) • Bed divider (if equipped) • Side mounted tool bins (if equipped) 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 120 Note: When replacing a cleat into the rail, make sure the oval embossed on the knob is not upside down. This will ensure that the cleat is properly oriented to accept accessory attachments. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 121 • Cleats and other attachments may be inserted through the access window located in the center of the header bar. These items can then be slid to either side, and secured the same way as the side rails. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 122 Insert accessory into desired T-slot, and install end support. When tightening Torx head bolts, hand tightening with a Torx driver is sufficient, DO NOT over torque by using a ratchet. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 123 Insert accessory into desired T-slot and install end support. When tightening Torx head bolts, hand tightening with a Torx driver is sufficient, DO NOT over torque by using a ratchet. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 124 This key will then be the only key to unlock the bin. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 125 WARNING: If any levers are visible above the lid of the bin, the bin is not securely attached to the rail, and may become detached from the vehicle if driven in that configuration. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 126: Locks And Security

    • Pressing the manual lock button on the door. • Operating the remote entry transmitter. • Operating the keyless entry keypad. • Operating the driver’s door with a key will only lock the driver’s door. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 127 1. Turn the ignition to the on position. 2. Press the power door unlock control three times. 3. Turn the ignition from the on to the off position. 4. Press the power door unlock control three times. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 128 • the driver door is opened within 10 minutes of the ignition being transitioned to the off or accessory position. Note: The doors will not autounlock if the vehicle has been electronically locked before the driver door is opened. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 129 7. Turn the ignition to the off position. The horn will chirp once to confirm the procedure is complete. Keyless entry keypad autounlock enable/disable procedure 1. Turn the ignition to the off position. 2. Close all the doors. 3. Enter factory–set 5–digit entry code. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 130 Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 131 Switching from two step to one step door unlocking Your vehicle comes with two step unlocking enabled. Unlocking can be switched between two step and one step door unlocking by pressing and 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 132 (if equipped) to the desired memory position. Note: The seat will not travel to its final position if the key is not in the ignition and the easy entry feature is enabled. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 133 2. Within five seconds, press any control on the remote transmitter which you would like to deactivate and then press the SET control on the driver’s seat memory switch. 3. Repeat this procedure for another remote transmitter if desired. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 134 3. A tone will be heard when the deactivation is complete. 4. Repeat this procedure for another remote entry transmitter if desired. Replacing the battery The remote entry transmitter uses one coin type three-volt lithium battery CR2032 or equivalent. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 135 It is necessary to have all (maximum of four — original and/or new) of your remote transmitters available prior to beginning this procedure. If all remote entry transmitters are not present during the programming 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 136 • the remote transmitter lock control is pressed, or • after 25 seconds of illumination. The dome lamp control (if equipped) must not be set to the off position for the illuminated entry system to operate. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 137 2. Turn the ignition to the off position, then press the power door control three times. 3. Turn the ignition to the on position; the horn will chirp to indicate the driver configuration mode has been activated. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 138 7 • 8 and the 9 • 0 controls simultaneously, which will still lock the vehicle. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 139 3. Press and hold the 1 • 2 for two seconds. This must be done within five seconds of completing Step 1. Your personal code is now erased and only the factory set 5–digit code will work. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 140: Anti-Theft System

    Note: The SecuriLock™ passive anti-theft system is not compatible with non-Ford aftermarket remote start systems. Use of these systems may result in vehicle starting problems and a loss of security protection. Note: Large metallic objects, electronic devices that are used to purchase gasoline or similar items, or a second coded key on the same key chain may cause vehicle starting issues.
  • Page 141 Programming spare keys A maximum of eight keys can be coded to your vehicle. Only SecuriLock™ keys can be used. To program a coded key yourself, you 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 142 Steps 1 through 5. If failure repeats, bring your vehicle to your authorized dealer to have the new spare key(s) programmed. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 143: Seating And Safety Restraints

    : • a trimmed energy absorbing foam and structure (1), • two steel stems (2), • a guide sleeve adjust/release button (3), • and a guide sleeve unlock/remove button (4). 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 144 For occupants of extremely tall stature, adjust the head restraint to its full up position. WARNING: The adjustable head restraint is a safety device. Whenever possible it should be installed and properly adjusted when the seat is occupied. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 145 To reinstall the adjustable head restraint, do the following: 1. Insert the two stems into the guide sleeve collars. 2. Push the head restraint down until it locks. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 146 Front seat • Lift the track release bar to move the seat forward or rearward. Make sure that the seat is relatched into place. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 147 • Push the release control to move the armrest up or down. • Pull out the drawer at the bottom of the center seat to access the cup holders (if equipped) 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 148 Using the manual lumbar support For more lumbar support, turn the lumbar support control toward the front of vehicle. For less lumbar support, turn the lumbar support control toward the rear of vehicle. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 149 “pass airbag off” indicator lamp for proper airbag status. Refer to Front passenger sensing system section for additional details. Failure to follow these instructions may interfere with the front passenger seat sensing system. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 150 Press the switch in the direction of the arrows to move the seat forward, backward, up or down. Press the control to recline the seatback forward or rearward. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 151 • To program position two, repeat the previous procedure using control button 2. A position can only be recalled when the transmission gearshift is in Park (automatic transmission). A memory seat position may be programmed at any time. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 152 1. Put the key into the ignition (The driver seat may move forward if the easy entry/exit feature is activated). 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 153 To operate the heated seats, do the following: • Push control located on the instrument panel to set at high heat. • Push control again to set at low heat. • Push again to deactivate. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 154 Press once to activate the high heat setting (three indicator lights). Continue pressing to scroll through the other settings; medium heat (two indicator lights), low heat (one indicator light) or off. • DATC system • Navigation-based system 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 155 • There is a filter located under the rear of each front seat. • The filter can be accessed from the second row seat. Move the front seats all the way forward and up to ease access. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 156 REAR SEATS Second row head restraints Your vehicle is equipped with 2nd row outboard head restraints that are vertically adjustable. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 157 1. Raise the head restraint by pulling up on the head restraint. 2. Lower the head restraint by pressing and holding the guide sleeve adjust/release button and pushing down on the head restraint. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 158 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. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 159 Failure to do so may prevent the seat from operating properly in the event of a crash, which could increase the risk of serious injury. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 160 1. Pull control on the bottom of the seat cushion to release seat cushion from storage position. 2. Push seat cushion down until it rests into the horizontal position. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 161: Safety Restraints

    • Front outboard safety belts with pretensioners, energy management retractors, and safety belt usage sensors. • Driver’s seat position sensor. • Front crash severity sensor. • Front passenger sensing system • Passenger Airbag Off indicator light. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 162 The system is designed to help protect smaller drivers sitting close to the driver airbag by providing a lower airbag output level. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 163 (SRS) section of this chapter. Front safety belt usage sensors The front safety belt usage sensors detect whether or not the driver and front outboard passenger safety belts are fastened. This information 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 164 If any of these things happen, even intermittently, have the Personal Safety System serviced at an authorized dealer immediately. Unless serviced, the system may not function properly in the event of a collision. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 165 3) Never use a single belt for more than one person. WARNING: When possible, all children 12 years old and under should be properly restrained in a rear seating position. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 166 Make sure the tongue is securely fastened in the buckle. 2. To unfasten, push the release button and remove the tongue from the buckle. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 167 The cinch tongue is designed to slip during a crash, so always wear the shoulder belt properly and don’t allow any slack in either the lap or shoulder portions. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 168 Never wear the shoulder belt under the arm. 2) Never swing the safety belt around your neck over the inside shoulder. 3) Never use a single belt for more than one person. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 169 To tighten the belt, pull the loose end of the belt through the tongue until it fits snugly across the hips. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 170 Always fasten your seat belt when riding in the front center seat. Energy management retractors Your vehicle has a safety belt system equipped with energy management retractors at the driver and front outboard passenger seating positions. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 171 Children 12 years old and under should be properly restrained in a rear seat whenever possible. Refer to Safety restraints for children or Safety seats for children later in this chapter. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 172 How to disengage the automatic locking mode Disconnect the combination lap/shoulder belt and allow it to retract completely to disengage the automatic locking mode and activate the vehicle sensitive (emergency) locking mode. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 173 WARNING: Failure to replace the safety belt assembly under the above conditions could result in severe personal injuries in the event of a collision. Refer to the Safety belt maintenance section in this chapter. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 174 Safety belt warning light and indicator chime The safety belt warning light illuminates in the instrument cluster and a chime sounds to remind the occupants to fasten their safety belts. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 175 When the Belt-Minder feature is activated, the safety belt warning light illuminates and the warning chime sounds for six seconds every 30 seconds, repeating for approximately five minutes or until the safety belts are buckled. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 176 - the safety belt warning is less than 3 mph... light remains illuminated, but the warning chime does not sound. This time does not count towards the five-minute expiration time. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 177 “The people I’m with don’t Set the example, teen deaths occur 4 wear belts” times more often in vehicles with TWO or MORE people. Children and younger brothers/sisters imitate behavior they see. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 178 • The parking brake is set • The gearshift is in P (Park) • The ignition switch is in the off position • The driver and front passenger safety belts are unbuckled 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 179 Manufacturer identification is located at the end of the webbing on the label. Also, use the safety belt extension only if the safety belt is too short for you when fully extended. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 180: Airbags

    • Front passenger sensing system • Passenger airbag off indicator light. The airbag supplemental restraints are an integral part of the Personal Safety System. They are designed to be deployed in cases where the 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 181 NEVER place a rear-facing child seat in front of an active airbag. If you must use a forward-facing child seat in the front seat, move the seat all the way back. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 182 Because airbags must inflate rapidly and with considerable force, there is the risk of death or serious injuries such as fractures, facial and eye injuries or 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 183 (will not inflate) the front passenger’s frontal airbag under certain conditions. 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 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 184 • 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. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 185 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 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 186 DO NOT attempt to repair or service the system; take your vehicle immediately to an authorized dealer. WARNING: The front passenger airbag is not designed to offer protection to an occupant in the center seating position. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 187 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 188 Side airbags are designed to inflate in side-impact collisions, not roll-over, rear-impact, frontal or near-frontal collisions, unless the collision causes sufficient lateral deceleration. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 189 If any of these things happen, even intermittently, have the SRS serviced at your authorized dealer immediately. Unless serviced, the system may not function properly in the event of a collision. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 190 SRS and Safety Canopy system is provided. WARNING: To reduce risk of injury, do not obstruct or place objects in the deployment path of the inflatable Safety Canopy . 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 191 The Safety Canopy will not interfere with children restrained using a properly installed child or booster seat because it is designed to inflate downward from the headliner above the doors along the side window opening. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 192 If the Safety Canopy is not replaced, it will not function again, which will increase the risk of injury in a future collision. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 193 • pressing the hazard control button, • or pressing the panic button on the remote entry transmitter. The feature will continue to operate until the vehicle runs out of power. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 194: 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 195 Accident statistics suggest that children are safer when properly restrained in the rear seating positions than in a front seating position. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 196 If all children cannot be seated and restrained properly in a rear seating position, properly restrain the largest child in the front seat. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 197 All children are shaped differently. The child height, age and weight thresholds provided are recommendations or the minimum requirements of law. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) provides education and 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 198 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 199 LATCH lower anchors, rendering those features potentially unusable. To avoid risk of injury, occupants should only use seating positions where they are able to be properly restrained. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 200 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. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 201 7. Try to pull the belt out of the retractor to make sure the retractor is in the automatic locking mode (you should not be able to pull more belt out). If the retractor is not locked, unbuckle the belt and repeat Steps 5 and 6. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 202 There should be no more than one inch (2.5 cm) of movement for proper installation. 11. Ford recommends checking with a NHTSA Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) to make certain the child restraint is properly installed.
  • Page 203 WARNING: Rear facing child seats should NEVER be placed in front of an active airbag. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 204 Make sure the tongue is latched securely by pulling on it. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 205 10. Check from time to time to be sure that there is no slack in the lap/shoulder belt. The shoulder belt must be snug to keep the lap belt tight during a collision. 11. Ford recommends checking with a NHTSA Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) to make certain the child restraint is properly installed.
  • Page 206 There should be no more than one inch (2.5 cm) of movement for proper installation. 7. Ford recommends checking with a NHTSA Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) to make certain the child restraint is properly installed.
  • Page 207 LATCH lower anchors, rendering those features potentially unusable. To avoid risk of injury, occupants should only use seating positions where they are able to be properly restrained. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 208 Attaching child safety seats with tether straps Many forward-facing child safety seats include a tether strap which extends from the back of the child safety seat and hooks to an anchoring 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 209 Once the child safety seat has been installed using either the safety belt, the lower anchors of the LATCH system, or both, you can attach the top tether strap. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 210 4. Tighten the child safety seat tether strap according to the manufacturer’s instructions. If the safety seat is not anchored properly, the risk of a child being injured in a collision greatly increases. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 211 The head restraint support post will hold the child seat tightly, but the head restraint post is not strong enough to hold the child seat during a collision. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 212 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 213 • Does the lap belt rest low across the hips? • Is the shoulder belt centered on the shoulder and chest? • Can the child stay seated like this for the whole trip? 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 214 • High back booster seats If, with a backless booster seat, you cannot find a seating position that adequately supports your child’s head, a high back booster seat would be a better choice. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 215 For this reason, you should never use a booster seat with a lap belt only. It is generally best to use a booster seat with lap/shoulder belts in the back seat. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 216 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 217: Tires, Wheels And Loading

    A vehicle equipped with AWD or 4WD (when selected) has the ability to use all four wheels to power itself. This increases traction which may enable you to safely drive over terrain and road conditions that a conventional two-wheel drive vehicle cannot. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 218 All other things held equal, a shorter wheelbase may make your vehicle quicker to respond to steering inputs than a vehicle with a longer wheelbase. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 219 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 220 Glossary of tire terminology • Tire label: A label showing the OE (Original Equipment) tire sizes, recommended inflation pressure and the maximum weight the vehicle can carry. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 221 Every day before you drive, check your tires. If one looks lower than the others, use a tire gauge to check pressure of all tires and adjust if required. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 222: Tire Inflation

    Ford Motor Company. You are strongly urged to buy a reliable tire pressure gauge, as automatic service station gauges may be inaccurate. Ford recommends the use of a digital or dial-type tire pressure gauge rather than a stick-type tire pressure gauge.
  • Page 223 Check for holes or cuts that may permit air leakage from the tire and make necessary repairs. Also inspect the tire sidewalls for 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 224 You should replace your spare tire when you replace the road tires or after six years due to aging even if it has not been used. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 225 (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 226 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 227 Rotating your tires at the recommended interval (as indicated in the scheduled maintenance information that comes with your vehicle) will help your tires wear more evenly, providing better tire performance and longer tire life. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 228 Note: The TPMS reset tool is ONLY provided for vehicles with different front and rear tire pressures. The TPMS reset procedure needs to be performed after tire rotation only on these vehicles. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 229 In general, the larger the number, the wider the tire. 3. 65: Indicates the aspect ratio which gives the tire’s ratio of height to width. 4. R: Indicates a “radial” type tire. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 230 “DOT” and indicates that the tire meets all federal standards. The next two numbers or letters are the plant code designating where it was manufactured, the next two are the tire size code and the last four 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 231 The cold inflation pressure should never be set lower than the recommended pressure on the vehicle label. The tire suppliers may have additional markings, notes or warnings such as standard load, radial tubeless, etc. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 232 4. Maximum Load Single lb. (kg) at psi (kPa) cold: Indicates the maximum load and tire pressure when the tire is used as a single; defined as two tires (total) on the rear axle. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 233 B-Pillar or the edge of the driver’s door. Refer to the payload description and graphic in the Vehicle loading — with and without a trailer section. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 234: Tire Pressure Monitoring System (Tpms)

    TPMS to continue to function properly. 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 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 235 When one of your road tires needs to be replaced with the temporary spare, the TPMS system will continue to identify an issue to remind you that the damaged road wheel/tire needs to be repaired and put back on your vehicle. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 236 Tire rotation On vehicles with different front and without sensor rear tire pressures, the TPMS system training must be retrained following every tire rotation. Refer to Tire rotation in this chapter. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 237 Check air pressure in the road tires. If any tire is under-inflated, carefully drive the vehicle to the nearest location where air can be added to the tires. Inflate all the tires to the recommended inflation pressure. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 238 With this information, the system can detect and properly warn of low tire pressures. WARNING: Always perform the TPMS reset procedure after tire rotation when recommended pressures are different for the front and rear tires. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 239 • To reduce the chances of interference from another vehicle, TPMS reset should be performed at least three feet (one meter) away from another Ford Motor Company vehicle undergoing the TPMS reset procedure at the same time. • Do not wait more than two (2) minutes between resetting each tire sensor or the system will timeout and the entire procedure will have to be repeated on all four wheels.
  • Page 240 1. Place the ignition in the off position and keep the key in the ignition. 2. Press and release the brake pedal. 3. Cycle the ignition from off to on three (3) times ending in the on position—DO NOT start the engine. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 241 If after repeated attempts to enter the reset mode, the horn does not sound, the TPMS indicator does not flash and the message center does not display TRAIN LEFT FRONT TIRE, seek service from your authorized dealer. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 242 The red light on the TPMS reset tool will illuminate while the tool is active. The horn will sound once within 10 seconds to indicate the process was successful. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 243 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 244: Vehicle Loading

    It does not include passengers, cargo, or optional equipment. Vehicle Curb Weight – is the weight of your new vehicle when you picked it up from your authorized dealer plus any aftermarket equipment. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 245 Once you have reached the maximum payload of your vehicle, do not add more cargo, even if there is space available. Overloading or improperly loading your vehicle can contribute to loss of vehicle control and vehicle rollover. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 246 GAW (Gross Axle Weight) – is the total weight placed on each axle (front and rear) – including vehicle curb weight and all payload. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 247 The GVWR is shown on the Safety Compliance Certification Label located on the B-Pillar or the edge of the driver’s door. The GVW must never exceed the GVWR. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 248 0.15 and 0.25 to obtain a proper king pin load range of 1,725 to 2,875 lb. (782 to 1,304 kg) WARNING: Do not exceed the GVWR or the GAWR specified on the Safety Compliance Certification Label. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 249 In metric units, the calculation would be: 635 kg - (5 x 99 kg) - (5 x 13.5 kg) = 635 - 495 - 67.5 = 72.5 kg. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 250 Your vehicle can haul more cargo and people than most passenger cars. Depending upon the type and placement of the load, hauling cargo and people may raise the center of gravity of the vehicle. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 251: Trailer Towing

    Regular Cab 4x2 (126” wheelbase) Engine Rear axle ratio Maximum Maximum GCWR-lb. (kg) trailer weight-lb. (kg) 3.55 10400 (4717) 5400 (2449) 4.6L 2V 3.73 10900 (4944) 5900 (2676) 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 252 Regular Cab 4x4 (145” wheelbase) Engine Rear axle ratio Maximum Maximum GCWR-lb. (kg) trailer weight-lb. (kg) 4.6L 2V 3.73 11100 (5035) 5500 (2495) 3.55 13100 (5942) 7800 (3538) 4.6L 3V 3.73 12600 (5715) 8200 (3719) 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 253 10900 (4944) 5400 (2449) 3.55 13000 (5897) 7500 (3402) 4.6L 3V 3.73 13500 (6123) 8000 (3629) 3.31 13200 (5987) 7600 (3447) 5.4L 3.55 14000 (6350) 8400 (3810) 3.73 14000 (6350) 8400 (3810) 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 254 *Maximum GCWR and trailer weight when equipped with Max Trailer Tow package. SuperCab 4x2 (163” wheelbase) Engine Rear axle ratio Maximum Maximum GCWR-kg (lb.) trailer weight-kg (lb.) 5.4L 3.73 17100 (7756) 11300 (5126) (Heavy Duty) 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 255 14000 (6350) 8200 (3719) 3.55 15500 (7031) 9700 (4400) 5.4L 3.73 15500 (7031) 9700 (4400) 17100 (7756)* 11200 (5080)* *Maximum GCWR and trailer weight when equipped with Max Trailer Tow package. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 256 Use the proper equipment for towing a trailer and make sure it is properly attached to your vehicle. Contact your authorized dealer or a reliable trailer dealer as soon as possible if you require assistance. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 257 Trailer brakes Electric brakes and manual, automatic or surge-type trailer brakes are safe if installed properly and adjusted to the manufacturer’s specifications. The trailer brakes must meet local and Federal regulations. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 258 WARNING: The Ford TBC has only been verified to be compatible with trailers having electric-actuated drum brakes (one to four axles) and not hydraulic surge or electric-over-hydraulic types.
  • Page 259 The GAIN setting is used to set the TBC for the specific towing condition and should be changed as towing conditions change. Changes to towing conditions include trailer load, vehicle load, road conditions and weather. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 260 This message is also displayed during manual activation without a trailer connected. TRAILER BRAKE MODULE FAULT: This message is displayed in response to faults sensed by the TBC. In the event this message is seen, 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 261 Note: Your TBC can be diagnosed by your authorized dealer to determine exactly which trailer fault has occurred; however, if the fault is with the trailer this diagnosis is not covered under your Ford warranty. Points to Remember: • Remember to adjust gain setting before using the TBC for the first time.
  • Page 262 Tires, Wheels and Loading • The TBC is only a factory or dealer installed item. Ford is not responsible for warranty or performance of the TBC due to misuse or customer installation. • Do not attempt removal of the TBC without consulting the Workshop Manual.
  • Page 263 • do not allow the static water level to rise above the bottom edge of the rear bumper. • do not allow waves to break higher than 6 inches (15 cm) above the bottom edge of the rear bumper. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 264: Recreational Towing

    The transfer case N (Neutral) position overrides the transmission and puts the vehicle in neutral regardless of transmission gearshift lever position. The vehicle can move forward or backward. This position should only be used when towing the vehicle. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 265 (4) wheels off the ground such as when using a car-hauling trailer. Otherwise, no recreational towing is permitted. In case of a roadside emergency with a disabled vehicle, see Wrecker towing in the Roadside Emergencies chapter. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 266: Driving

    WARNING: Do not park, idle, or drive your vehicle in dry grass or other dry ground cover. The emission system heats up the engine compartment and exhaust system, which can start a fire. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 267 Seating and Safety Restraints chapter. 2. Make sure the headlamps and vehicle accessories are off. 3. Make sure the gearshift is in P (Park). 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 268 Driving • 4–speed transmission • 6–speed transmission 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 269 4 (start) position, the engine may continue cranking for up to 10 seconds or until the vehicle starts. Note: Cranking may be stopped at any time by turning the key to the off position. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 270 2. When the engine starts, release the key, then gradually release the accelerator pedal as the engine speeds up. If the engine still fails to start, repeat Step 1. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 271 • For your safety, use an outdoor extension cord that is product certified by Underwriter’s Laboratory (UL) or Canadian Standards Association (CSA). Use only an extension cord that can be used outdoors, in cold temperatures, and is clearly marked Suitable for Use 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 272 Block heater operation longer than 3 hours will not improve system performance and will unnecessarily use additional electricity. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 273: Brakes

    If the light does not illuminate during start up, remains on or flashes, the ABS may be disabled and may need to be serviced. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 274 To release, pull the lever (2). 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). 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 275: Advancetrac

    Operating your vehicle with AdvanceTrac with RSC disabled could lead to an increased risk of loss of vehicle control, vehicle rollover, personal injury and death. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 276 • 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 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 277 During Electronic Stability Control events the “sliding car” icon in the instrument cluster will flash. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 278 To switch off the AdvanceTrac with RSC system press the AdvanceTrac with RSC Off button. Full features of the AdvanceTrac 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 279 AdvanceTrac with RSC system to detect and help reduce trailer sway by applying brake force at individual wheels and, if necessary, by reducing engine power. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 280 WARNING: Turning off Trailer Sway Control increases the risk of loss of vehicle control, serious injury, or death. Ford does not recommend disabling this feature except in situations where speed reduction may be detrimental (e.g., hill climbing), the driver has significant trailer towing experience, and can control trailer sway and maintain safe operation.
  • Page 281 The ELD axle is not recommended for use on good traction surfaces such as dry pavement. Doing so may result in abnormal driving behavior while cornering and excessive tire wear. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 282: Transmission Operation

    Refer to Fuses and relays in the Roadside Emergencies chapter. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 283 2. Move the shift lever boot by pressing on the edges and moving it up the gearshift lever. 3. Turn the steering wheel one-half turn to access the slots on each side of the steering wheel. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 284 WARNING: If the parking brake is fully released, but the brake warning lamp remains illuminated, the brakes may not be working properly. See your authorized dealer. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 285 1. Apply the parking brake, turn the ignition to off, then remove the key. 2. Using a screwdriver or similar tool, remove the protective cover to the interlock release access hole, located to the right of the gearshift lever. • 4–speed transmission 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 286 WARNING: If the parking brake is fully released, but the brake warning lamp remains illuminated, the brakes may not be working properly. See your authorized dealer. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 287 This position locks the transmission and prevents the rear wheels from turning. To put your vehicle in gear: • Start the engine • Depress the brake pedal • Move the gearshift lever into the desired gear • Release the parking brake. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 288 Overdrive can be deactivated by pressing the transmission control switch on the end of the gearshift lever (column-shift transmission) or on the gearshift bezel (floor-shift transmission). • Column-shift transmission 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 289 This position allows for second gear only. • Provides engine braking. • Use to start-up on slippery roads. • To return to D (Overdrive), move the gearshift lever into the D (Overdrive) position. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 290 • Move the gearshift lever into the desired gear. If your vehicle is equipped with a floor-shift transmission, press the gearshift lever release button (on the front of the lever) while shifting into the desired gear. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 291 Tow/Haul can be activated by pressing the transmission control switch on the end of the gearshift lever (column-shift transmission) or on the side of the gearshift lever (floor-shift transmission). • Column-shift transmission 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 292 3 (Third) Transmission operates in third gear only. Used for improved traction on slippery roads. Selecting 3 (Third) provides engine braking. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 293: Reverse Sensing System

    (generally large and fixed) objects when moving in reverse on a flat surface at “parking speeds”. Inclement weather may also affect the function of the RSS; this may include reduced performance or a false activation. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 294 If the tailgate is down, the RSS tone may be heard intermittently or continuously. The tone may also be heard if items in the truck bed protrude rearward outside the bed. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 295 • (1) Rear bumper • (2) Red zone • (3) Yellow zone • (4) Green zone • (5) Centerline of vehicle Always use caution while backing. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 296 The camera lens for the camera system is located on the tailgate, under the Ford Oval. Keep the lens clean so the video image remains clear and undistorted. Clean the lens with a soft, lint-free cloth and non-abrasive cleaner.
  • Page 297 3 mph (5 km/h), the 4WD system will not perform a shift. This is normal and should be no reason for concern. Refer to Shifting to/from 4L (4X4 Low) for proper operation. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 298 Using a manual 4WD system (if equipped) 2H (4X2) – Power to the rear wheels only; used for street and highway driving. Provides optimal smoothness and fuel economy at high speeds. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 299 Using the N (Neutral) position The transfer case N (Neutral) position overrides the transmission and puts the vehicle in neutral regardless of transmission gearshift lever position. The vehicle can move forward or backward. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 300 Note: Do not perform this operation if the rear wheels are slipping. Note: Some noise may be heard as the system shifts or engages; this is normal. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 301 • In 4L (4X4 Low), the ELD will disengage at speeds above 62 mph (100 km/h) and will automatically reengage at speeds below 56 mph (90 km/h). The ELD is designed for off-road use only. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 302 Maintain steering wheel control at all times, especially in rough terrain. Since sudden changes in terrain can result in abrupt steering wheel motion, make sure you grip the steering wheel from the outside. Do not grip the spokes. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 303 Avoid sharp turns, excessive speed and abrupt maneuvers in these vehicles. Failure to drive cautiously could result in an increased risk of loss of vehicle control, vehicle rollover, personal injury and death. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 304 • If the vehicle goes from one type of surface to another (i.e., from concrete to gravel) there will be a change in the way the vehicle responds to a maneuver (steering, acceleration or braking). Again, avoid these abrupt inputs. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 305 When driving over sand, try to keep all four wheels on the most solid area of the trail. Avoid reducing the tire pressures but shift to a lower gear and drive steadily through the terrain. Apply the accelerator slowly and avoid spinning the wheels. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 306 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 307 Rapid pumping of the brake pedal will help you slow the vehicle and still maintain steering control. If your vehicle has anti-lock brakes, apply the brakes steadily. Do not “pump” the brakes. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 308 Ford Motor Company recommends that caution be used with any vehicle equipped with a high load or device (such as ladder racks or pickup box cover).
  • Page 309: Snowplowing

    Wet brakes do not stop the vehicle as quickly as dry brakes. SNOWPLOWING For F-150 snowplow applications, Ford recommends the F-150 4x4 Regular Cab and SuperCab equipped with the 5.4L engine, Heavy Duty Payload Package and Snow Plow Prep Package. The Heavy Duty Payload...
  • Page 310 Driving Installing the snowplow Weight limits and guidelines for selecting and installing the snowplow can be found in the Ford Truck Body Builders Layout Book, Snowplow section, found at www.fleet.ford.com/truckbbas. A typical installation affects the following: • Certification to government safety laws such as occupant protection and airbag deployment, braking and lighting.
  • Page 311 WARNING: Do not attempt to service, repair, or modify the air bag supplemental restraint system (SRS) or its fuses. See your Ford or Lincoln Mercury dealer. Transmission operation while plowing • Shift transfer case to 4L (4WD Low) when plowing in small areas at speeds below 5 mph (8 km/h).
  • Page 312 The powertrain control strategy required for snowplowing to provide proper cooling may increase fan noise that may also be noticed under conditions other than snow plowing. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 313: 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 314: 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 315: Fuses And Relays

    WARNING: Failure to inspect and if necessary repair fuel leaks after a collision may increase the risk of fire and serious injury. Ford Motor Company recommends that the fuel system be inspected by an authorized dealer after any collision. FUSES AND RELAYS...
  • Page 316 To reinstall the fuse box cover, place the top part of the cover on the fuse panel, then push the bottom part of the cover until you hear it click shut. Gently pull on the cover to make sure it is seated properly. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 317 Not used (spare) Keypad illumination, Brake Shift Interlock (BSI), SJB microprocessor power Turn signals, Stop lamps Low beam headlamps (left) Low beam headlamps (right) Interior courtesy lights, Cargo lamps Backlighting, Puddle lamps 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 318 (CID), Radio buttons, Key-in chime Not used Radio muting Instrument panel cluster Passenger airbag disable indicator Restraints control module Non-integrated compass module, Heated-only seat module Trailer brake controller Electronic locking differential indicator 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 319: Reverse Camera

    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. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 320 Trailer tow park lamp relay — Not used — Fuel pump — Trailer tow battery charger — Not used 30A** Power running board motors — Not used 30A ** Starter relay 30A** Passenger power seats 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 321 Not used 30A** Roll stability control module (RSC) — Trailer tow left hand stop/turn relay — Trailer tow right hand stop/turn relay — Back up lamps — Not used — Not used 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 322 — Fuel pump diode — Not used — Not used 30A** Amplifier 20A** Auxiliary power point (instrument panel) 20A** Auxiliary power point (inside center console) — Not used 20A** 4x4 module 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 323 If you get a flat tire while driving, do not apply the brake heavily. Instead, gradually decrease your speed. Hold the steering wheel firmly and slowly move to a safe place on the side of the road. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 324 Ford. If the dissimilar spare tire or wheel is damaged, it should be replaced rather than repaired.
  • Page 325 • Comfort and noise • Ground clearance and parking at curbs • Winter weather driving capability • Wet weather driving capability • All-Wheel driving capability (if applicable) • Load leveling adjustment (if applicable) 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 326 The wing nut must be removed and the jack screw turned counterclockwise to release pressure before the jack can be removed from the holder. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 327 Pull far enough off the road to avoid the danger of being hit when operating the jack or changing the wheel. Refer to the instruction sheet (located with the jack) for detailed tire change instructions. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 328 If the vehicle slips off the jack, someone could be seriously injured. • Front Note: Use the frame rail as the jacking location point, NOT the control arm. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 329 9. Remove the jack and fully tighten the lug nuts in the order shown (Refer to Wheel lug nut torque specifications later in this chapter for the proper lug nut torque specification): • Six lug nut wheel 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 330 5. Repeat this tightness check procedure when servicing the spare tire pressure (every six months, as per your scheduled maintenance information), or at any time that the spare tire is disturbed through service of other components. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 331: Wheel Lug Nut Torque

    M14 x 2.0 * Torque specifications are for nut and bolt threads free of dirt and rust. Use only Ford recommended replacement fasteners. WARNING: When a wheel is installed, always remove any corrosion, dirt or foreign materials present on the mounting surfaces of the wheel or the surface of the wheel hub, brake drum or brake disc that contacts the wheel.
  • Page 332: Jump Starting

    4. Check all battery terminals and remove any excessive corrosion before you attach the battery cables. Ensure that vent caps are tight and level. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 333 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. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 334 Jump starting 1. Start the engine of the booster vehicle and run the engine at moderately increased speed. 2. Start the engine of the disabled vehicle. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 335 1. Remove the jumper cable from the ground metal surface. Note: In the illustrations, lightning bolts are used to designate the assisting (boosting) battery. 2. Remove the jumper cable on the negative (-) connection of the booster vehicle’s battery. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 336 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. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 337: Wrecker Towing

    Ford recommends your vehicle be towed with a wheel lift or flatbed. Do not tow with a slingbelt. Ford Motor Company has not approved a slingbelt towing procedure.
  • Page 338 Brake shift interlock in the Driving chapter for instructions. • Maximum speed is not to exceed 35 mph (56 km/h). • Maximum distance is 50 miles (80 km). 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 339: 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 340 • 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 341 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 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing...
  • Page 342 (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 343 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 344 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 345: 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 346: Cleaning

    • Never use abrasive materials such as steel wool or plastic pads as they can scratch the chrome surface. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 347 • Do not use hydrofluoric acid-based or high caustic-based wheel cleaners, steel wool, fuels or strong household detergent. • To remove tar and grease, use Motorcraft Bug and Tar Remover (ZC-42), available from your authorized dealer. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 348 • Cover the highlighted areas to prevent water damage when cleaning the engine. • Never wash or rinse the engine while it is running; water in the running engine may cause internal damage. 4.6L ENGINE 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 349 To clean these items, follow these tips: • The windshield, rear windows and side windows may be cleaned with a non-abrasive cleaner such as Motorcraft Ultra-Clear Spray Glass Cleaner (ZC-23), available from your authorized dealer. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 350 • Do not use household or glass cleaners as these may damage the finish of the instrument panel, interior trim and cluster lens. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 351 WARNING: Do not use cleaning solvents, bleach or dye on the vehicle’s seatbelts, as these actions may weaken the belt webbing. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 352 “Tanners Preserve Leather Cleaner” and a 3M “Type T” scrubbing pad. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 353 If a film appears, wipe off film with a dry, clean cloth. UNDERBODY Flush the complete underside of your vehicle frequently. Keep body and door drain holes free from packed dirt. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 354 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 355: Maintenance And Specifications

    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. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 356 2. Go to the front of the vehicle and release the auxiliary latch that is located on the front bumper under the grill. 3. Lift the hood until the lift cylinders hold it open. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 357: Engine Compartment

    2. Transmission fluid dipstick (4.6L 2V only) 3. Brake fluid reservoir 4. Engine coolant reservoir 5. Air filter assembly 6. Power steering fluid reservoir 7. Power distribution box 8. Engine oil filler cap 9. Battery 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 358 2. Engine oil dipstick 3. Brake fluid reservoir 4. Engine coolant reservoir 5. Air filter assembly 6. Power steering fluid reservoir 7. Power distribution box 8. Engine oil filler cap 9. Battery 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 359 Note: Do not put washer fluid in the engine coolant reservoir. Washer fluid placed in the cooling system may harm engine and cooling system components. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 360: Engine Oil

    2. Turn the engine off and wait 15 minutes for the oil to drain into the oil pan. 3. Set the parking brake and ensure the gearshift is securely latched in P (Park). 4. Open the hood. Protect yourself from engine heat. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 361 1/4 of a turn until three clicks are heard or until the cap is fully seated. To avoid possible oil loss, DO NOT operate the vehicle with the engine oil level dipstick and/or the engine oil filler cap removed. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 362 Change your engine oil and filter according to the appropriate schedule listed in the scheduled maintenance information. 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 363: Battery

    Lift the battery with a battery carrier or with your hands on opposite corners. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 364 • For flexible fuel vehicles, if you are operating on E85, you may experience poor starts or an inability to start the engine and driveability problems until the fuel trim and ethanol content have been relearned. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 365: Engine Coolant

    50/50 mixture of coolant and water provides the following: • Freeze protection down to -34°F (-36°C). • Boiling protection up to 265°F (129°C). • Protection against rust and other forms of corrosion. • Proper function of calibrated gauges. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 366 Also, you can be burned if you spill coolant on hot engine parts. WARNING: Do not put engine coolant in the windshield washer fluid container. If sprayed on the windshield, engine coolant could make it difficult to see through the windshield. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 367 Motorcraft Premium Gold Engine Coolant from yellow to golden tan. • Do not add/mix an orange-colored, extended life coolant such as Motorcraft Specialty Orange Engine Coolant, meeting Ford specification WSS-M97B44-D, or DEX-COOL brand with the factory-filled coolant. Mixing Motorcraft Specialty Orange Engine...
  • Page 368 Your cooling system may have a leak. Operating an engine with a low level of coolant can result in engine overheating and possible engine damage. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 369 Maintenance and Specifications 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. Used engine coolant should be disposed of in an appropriate manner.
  • Page 370 When fail-safe mode is activated You have limited engine power when in the fail-safe mode, so drive the vehicle with caution. The vehicle will not be able to maintain high speed 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 371 WARNING: Automotive fuels can cause serious injury or death if misused or mishandled. WARNING: Fuel ethanol and gasoline may contain benzene, which is a cancer-causing agent. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 372 • FFV fuel tanks may contain zero to 85 percent ethanol. Any fuel blends containing gasoline and ethanol should be treated the same as “Fuel Ethanol.” Flex fuel vehicles have a yellow bezel placed over the fuel fill inlet. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 373 Care should be taken to avoid inhaling excess fumes. WARNING: The flow of fuel through a fuel pump nozzle can produce static electricity, which can cause a fire if fuel is pumped into an ungrounded fuel container. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 374 4. After you are done pumping fuel, slowly remove the fuel filler nozzle—allow about five seconds after pumping fuel before removing the fuel filler nozzle. This allows residual fuel to drain back into the fuel tank and not spill onto the vehicle. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 375 Flex fuel vehicles have a yellow bezel placed over the fuel fill inlet. Choosing the right fuel If your vehicle is a flexible fuel vehicle (FFV), use only UNLEADED FUEL and FUEL ETHANOL (Ed75–Ed85). 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 376 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. Octane recommendations Do not be concerned if your engine sometimes knocks lightly.
  • Page 377 • You may need to cycle the ignition from off to on several times after refueling to allow the fuel system to pump the fuel from the tank to the engine. On restarting, cranking time will take a few seconds longer than normal. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 378 Do not use aftermarket funnels; they will not work with the Easy Fuel™ system and can damage it. The included funnel has been specially designed to work safely with your vehicle. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 379 • Use the same side of the same pump and have the vehicle facing the same direction each time you fill up. • Have the vehicle loading and distribution the same every time. Your results will be most accurate if your filling method is consistent. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 380 65 mph [105 km/h]). • Revving the engine before turning it off may reduce fuel economy. • Using the air conditioner or defroster may reduce fuel economy. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 381 • Transmissions give their best fuel economy when operated in the top cruise gear and with steady pressure on the gas pedal. • Four-wheel-drive operation (if equipped) is less fuel efficient than two-wheel-drive operation. • Close windows for high speed driving. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 382 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 383 No additional vehicle service is required. If the Service engine soon indicator remains on, have your vehicle serviced at the first available opportunity. Although some malfunctions 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 384 I/M testing, the above driving cycle will have to be repeated. POWER STEERING FLUID Check the power steering fluid. Refer to scheduled maintenance information. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 385 Automatic transmission fluid expands when warmed. To obtain an accurate fluid check, drive the vehicle until it is at normal operating 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 386 You can check the fluid without driving if the ambient temperature is above 50°F (10°C). However, if fluid is added at this time, an overfill condition could result when the vehicle reaches normal operating temperature. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 387 Do not use supplemental transmission fluid additives, treatments or cleaning agents. The use of these materials may affect transmission operation and result in damage to internal transmission components. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 388 Use only fluid that meets Ford specifications. Refer to the Maintenance product specifications and capacities section in this chapter. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing...
  • Page 389: Air Filter(S)

    This connector will need to be unplugged. 2. Reposition the locking clip on the connector (connector shown from below for clarity), squeeze the connector and pull it off of the air outlet tube. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 390 Push the air filter cover toward the center of the vehicle and up slightly to release it. 6. Remove the air filter element from the air filter housing. 7. Install a new air filter element. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 391 Note: Failure to use the correct air filter element may result in severe engine damage. The customer warranty may be void for any damage to the engine if the correct air filter element is not used. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 392: 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 393 Maintenance and Specifications 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 394 Maintenance and Specifications 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 395 Maintenance and Specifications 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 396 Maintenance and Specifications 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 397: Engine Data

    Coil on plug Coil on plug Coil on plug 0.052–0.056 inch 0.039–0.043 inch 0.039–0.043 inch Spark plug gap (1.32–1.42mm) (1.0–1.1mm) (1.0–1.1mm) Compression 9.4:1 9.8:1 9.85:1 ratio *5.4L 3V FFV engines only. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 398 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 door or the edge of the driver’s door. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 399 2. Brake system / Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) / Restraint System 3. Vehicle line, series, body type 4. Engine type 5. Check digit 6. Model year 7. Assembly plant 8. Production sequence number 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 400 TRANSMISSION CODE DESIGNATIONS You can find a transmission code on the Safety Compliance Certification Label. The following table tells you which transmission each code represents. Description Code Four-speed automatic (4R75E) Six-speed automatic (6R80) 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 401: 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 402 • Electrical or electronic accessories or components that are added to the vehicle by the authorized dealer or the owner may adversely affect battery performance and durability. 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 403: Index

    Changing a tire ......323 fluid, refill capacities ....393 Child safety seats ......198 fluid, specification ....393 attaching with tether straps ..208 Auxiliary input jack (Line in) ..32 in front seat ....199, 205 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 404 Emission control system ..382 Engine ........397–398 Customer Assistance ....313 Ford Extended Service cleaning ........348 Plan ..........343 coolant ........365 fail-safe cooling .......370 Getting assistance outside the U.S. and Canada .....343 idle speed control ....363 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 405 ...375 system .....41, 44, 46, 49 comparisons with EPA fuel Homelink wireless control economy estimates ....382 system ..........86 detergent in fuel .....376 filler funnel ......377 Hood ..........356 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 406 .......54 bulb replacement specifications chart ....60 daytime running light ....56 Navigation system .......40 fog lamps ........55 headlamps .........54 headlamps, flash to pass ..55 interior lamps .....58–59 Octane rating ......376 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 407 ....136 Seats ..........143 child safety seats ....198 locking/unlocking cleaning ........352 doors ........131–132 panic alarm ......132 climate control ....46, 49, 155 easy access/easyout feature ..152 replacement/additional heated ........44, 153 transmitters ......135 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 408 6-CD in dash ......24 brake-shift interlock CD-MP3 ........24 (BSI) ........282, 285 fluid, checking and adding SYNC ..........40 (automatic) .....385, 388 fluid, refill capacities ....393 lubricant specifications ..393 Tailgate ........113 Turn signal ........58 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)
  • Page 409 Water, Driving through .....309 Windows power .........72 Vehicle Identification Number Windshield washer fluid and (VIN) ..........399 wipers ..........65 Vehicle loading ......244 checking and adding fluid ..359 replacing wiper blades ...360 Ventilating your vehicle ...271 2009 F-150 (f12) Owners Guide, 2nd Printing USA (fus)