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2009 Escape
AM/FM stereo with CD/MP3
USB port
Satellite radio information
Navigation system
Dual automatic temperature control
Power windows
Speed control
Moon roof
Message center
2009 Escape (204)
Owners Guide (own2002), 3rd Printing
USA (fus)

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  • Page 1 2009 Escape Table of Contents Introduction Instrument Cluster Warning lights and chimes Gauges Entertainment Systems AM/FM stereo with CD/MP3 Auxiliary input jack (Line in) USB port Satellite radio information Navigation system SYNC Climate Controls Manual heating and air conditioning Dual automatic temperature control Rear window defroster Lights...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

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

    Ford Motor Company. Ford may change the contents without notice and without incurring obligation. Copyright © 2009 Ford Motor Company...
  • Page 4: Introduction

    Introduction CONGRATULATIONS Congratulations on acquiring your new Ford. Please take the time to get well acquainted with your vehicle by reading this handbook. The more you know and understand about your vehicle, the greater the safety and pleasure you will derive from driving it.
  • Page 5 Introduction Warning symbols on your vehicle When you see this symbol, it is imperative that you consult the relevant section of this guide before touching or attempting adjustment of any kind. Protecting the environment We must all play our part in protecting the environment.
  • 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 Other parties may seek to access the information independently of Ford Motor Company and Ford of Canada. Please note that once 911 Assist (if equipped) is enabled (set ON), 911 Assist may, through any...
  • Page 8 Your vehicle is not equipped with a snowplowing package. 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. Cell phone use The use of Mobile Communications Equipment has become increasingly important in the conduct of business and personal affairs.
  • Page 9 Introduction Export unique (Non–United States/Canada) vehicle specific information For your particular global region, your vehicle may be equipped with features and options that are different from the features and options that are described in this Owner’s Guide. A market unique supplement may be supplied that complements this book.
  • Page 10 Introduction These are some of the symbols you may see on your vehicle. Vehicle Symbol Glossary Safety Alert See Owner’s Guide Fasten Safety Belt Airbag - Front Child Seat Lower Airbag - Side Anchor Child Seat Tether Brake System Anchor Anti-Lock Brake System Parking Brake System Brake Fluid -...
  • Page 11 Introduction Vehicle Symbol Glossary Power Windows Power Window Lockout Front/Rear Child Safety Door Interior Luggage Lock/Unlock Compartment Release Panic Alarm Engine Oil Engine Coolant Engine Coolant Temperature Do Not Open When Hot Battery Avoid Smoking, Flames, Battery Acid or Sparks Explosive Gas Fan Warning Maintain Correct Fluid...
  • Page 12: Instrument Cluster

    Instrument Cluster WARNING LIGHTS AND CHIMES Standard instrument cluster Optional instrument cluster Warning lights and gauges can alert you to a vehicle condition that may become serious enough to cause extensive repairs. A warning light may illuminate when a problem exists with one of your vehicle’s functions. Many lights will illuminate when you start your vehicle to make sure the...
  • Page 13 Instrument Cluster bulbs work. If any light remains on after starting the vehicle, refer to the respective system warning light for additional information. Service engine soon: The Service engine soon indicator light illuminates when the ignition is first turned to the on position to check the bulb and to indicate whether the vehicle is ready for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) testing.
  • Page 14 Instrument Cluster Brake system warning light: To confirm the brake system warning light is functional, it will BRAKE momentarily illuminate when the ignition is turned to the on position when the engine is not running, or in a position between on and start, or by applying the parking brake when the ignition is turned to the on position.
  • Page 15 Instrument Cluster Charging system: Illuminates when the battery is not charging properly. If it stays on while the engine is running, there may be a malfunction with the charging system. Contact your authorized dealer as soon as possible. This indicates a problem with the electrical system or a related component.
  • Page 16 Instrument Cluster Overdrive cancel and grade assist: Illuminates when the overdrive function of the transmission has been turned off and the grade assist function has been turned on, refer to the Driving chapter. Anti-theft system: Flashes when the SecuriLock Passive Anti-theft System has been activated.
  • Page 17: Gauges

    Instrument Cluster GAUGES Standard instrument cluster gauges Optional instrument cluster gauges...
  • Page 18 Instrument Cluster Speedometer: Indicates the current vehicle speed. Engine coolant temperature gauge: Indicates engine coolant temperature. At normal operating temperature, the needle will be in the normal range (between “H” and “C”). If it enters the red section, the engine is overheating. Stop the vehicle as soon as safely possible, switch off the engine and let the engine cool.
  • Page 19 Instrument Cluster Tachometer: Indicates the engine speed in revolutions per minute. Driving with your tachometer pointer continuously at the top of the scale may damage the engine. Odometer: Registers the total miles (kilometers) of the vehicle. If equipped with a message center, refer to Message center in the Driver Controls chapter on how to switch the display from Metric to English.
  • Page 20: Entertainment Systems

    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 21 Entertainment Systems AM/FM Radio / VOL (Power/Volume): Press to turn the radio on/off. Turn the knob to increase/decrease volume. If the volume is set above a certain level and the ignition is turned off, the volume will come back on at a nominal listening level when the ignition is turned back on.
  • Page 22 Entertainment Systems To activate the autoset feature: Press MENU repeatedly until AUTO PRESET ON/OFF appears in the display. Use SEEK/TRACK 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 another control within those five seconds, the search will not initiate;...
  • Page 23 Entertainment Systems 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 will prompt you to load discs for the remaining available slots. Insert the discs, one at a time, label side up, when prompted.
  • Page 24 Entertainment Systems In MP3 folder mode– Press DIRECT and the memory preset buttons (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. In TEXT MODE–...
  • Page 25 Entertainment Systems SEEK/TRACK: Press SEEK/TRACK to seek to the previous/next channel. If a specific category is selected, (Jazz, Rock, News, etc.), press SEEK/TRACK to seek to the previous/next channel in the selected category. Press and hold SEEK/TRACK to fast seek through the previous/next channels. SCAN: Press SCAN for a brief sampling of all available SIRIUS satellite channels.
  • Page 26 Entertainment Systems SATELLITE RADIO MENU: Press MENU when satellite radio mode is active to access. Press OK to enter into the satellite radio menu. Press to cycle through the following options: • CATEGORY MENU- Press OK to enter category mode. Press to scroll through the list of available SIRIUS channel Categories (Pop, Rock, News, etc.) Press OK when the desired category appears in the display.
  • Page 27 Entertainment Systems d. DISABLE ALERTS/ENABLE ALERTS: Press OK to enable/disable the satellite alert status which alerts you when your selected songs are playing on a satellite radio channel. (The system default is disabled.) SONG ALERTS ENABLED/DISABLED will appear in the display. The menu listing will display the opposite state. For example, if you have chosen to enable the song alerts, the menu listing will read DISABLE as the alerts are currently on, so your other option is to turn them off.
  • Page 28 Entertainment Systems FADE: Press SEEK/TRACK to adjust the audio between the back (B) and front (F) speakers. SPEED COMPENSATED VOLUME (if equipped): With this feature on, radio volume automatically gets louder with increasing vehicle speed to compensate for road and wind noise. The default setting is off.
  • Page 29: Auxiliary Input Jack (Line In)

    Auxiliary input jack (Line in) WARNING: Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control, accident and injury. Ford strongly recommends that drivers use extreme caution when using any device that may take their focus off the road. The driver’s primary responsibility is the safe operation of their vehicle.
  • Page 30: 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 31 Entertainment Systems Your vehicle may be equipped with a USB port located on the instrument panel. This feature allows you to plug in media playing devices, memory sticks, and also to charge devices if they support this feature. For further information on this feature, refer to Accessing and using your USB port in the SYNC supplement or Navigation System...
  • Page 32 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...
  • Page 33 Entertainment Systems CDs with homemade paper (adhesive) labels should not be inserted into the CD player as the label may peel and cause the CD to become jammed. It is recommended that homemade CDs be identified with permanent felt tip marker rather than adhesive labels.
  • Page 34: Satellite Radio Information

    Entertainment Systems Sample MP3 structure If you are burning your own MP3 discs, it is important to understand how the system will read the structures you create. While various .mp3 files may be present, (files with .mp3 extensions other than mp3), only files with the .mp3 extension will be .mp3 played.
  • Page 35 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 36 Entertainment Systems Radio Display Condition Action Required ACQUIRING Radio requires No action required. This more than two message should disappear seconds to produce shortly. audio for the selected channel. SAT FAULT Internal module or If this message does not system failure clear within a short period present.
  • Page 37: Navigation System

    Entertainment Systems Radio Display Condition Action Required NO TEXT Category Category information not information not available at this time on this available. channel. The system is working properly. NO SIGNAL Loss of signal from You are in a location that is the SIRIUS satellite blocking the SIRIUS signal or SIRIUS tower to...
  • Page 38: Climate Controls

    Climate Controls MANUAL HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED) Fan speed adjustment: Turn to select fan speed. Rear defroster: Press to activate/deactivate the rear window defroster. Refer to Rear window defroster later in this chapter for more information. Defrost: Distributes outside air through the windshield defroster vents and demister vents.
  • Page 39 Climate Controls 9. Temperature control: Controls the temperature of the airflow in the vehicle. Passenger heated seat control (if equipped): Press to activate/deactivate the passenger heated seat. See Heated seats in the Seating and Safety Restraints chapter. Recirculated air: Press to activate/deactivate air recirculation in the vehicle.
  • Page 40 Climate Controls Operating tips • To reduce fog build up on the windshield during humid weather, select (defrost) or (floor/defrost). • To reduce humidity build up inside the vehicle, do not drive with the system off or with (recirculated air) engaged and A/C off. •...
  • Page 41: Dual Automatic Temperature Control

    Climate Controls DUAL AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED) 1. AUTO/Driver temperature: Press to engage full automatic operation. Select the desired temperature using the temperature control. The system will automatically determine fan speed, airflow distribution, A/C on or off, and outside or recirculated air, to heat or cool the vehicle to reach the desired temperature.
  • Page 42 Climate Controls : Press to activate/deactivate the climate control Power/ system. When the system is off, outside air is prevented from entering the vehicle through the vents. Turn to manually increase/decrease the fan speed. The manual fan speed setting will appear on the left side of the display.
  • Page 43: Manual Operation

    Climate Controls Driver heated seat control (if equipped): Press to activate/deactivate the driver heated seat. See Heated seats in the Seating and Safety Restraints chapter. Outside temperature: The outside temperature will appear in the display and is labeled EXT TEMP. Temperature conversion: To switch between Fahrenheit and Celsius: If your vehicle is equipped with a message center, refer to Setup menu in the Message center section of the Driver Controls chapter.
  • Page 44: Rear Window Defroster

    Climate Controls 4. Set the temperature to 60°F (16°C). 5. Set highest fan setting initially, then adjust to maintain comfort. To aid in side window defogging/demisting in cold weather: 1. Select 2. Select A/C. 3. Adjust the temperature control to maintain comfort. 4.
  • Page 45: Lights

    Lights HEADLAMP CONTROL Rotate the headlamp control to the first position to turn on the parking lamps. Rotate to the second position turn on the headlamps. Rotate back to to turn the headlamps off. Autolamp control (if equipped) The autolamp system provides light sensitive automatic on-off control of the exterior lights normally controlled by the headlamp control.
  • Page 46 Lights Autolamp delay system (if equipped) If your vehicle is equipped with autolamps, you can set the delay time to keep the headlights on for up to three minutes after the key is turned off. The delay time is set to 20 seconds at the factory, but the delay time may be changed by following the steps below (Steps 1 through 6 must be done within 10 seconds): 1.
  • Page 47 Lights Flash to pass Pull toward you slightly to activate and release to deactivate. Daytime running lamps (DRL) (if equipped) Turns the lowbeam headlamps on with a reduced output. To activate: • the ignition must be in the on position. •...
  • Page 48 Lights Note: If the battery is disconnected, discharged, or a new battery is installed, the dimmer switch requires re-calibration. Rotate the dimmer switch from the full dim position to the full Dome/ON position to reset. This will ensure that your displays are visible under all lighting conditions.
  • Page 49: Turn Signal Control

    Lights 5. Locate the vertical adjuster on the headlamp, then turn the adjuster either clockwise (to adjust up) or counterclockwise (to adjust down) aligning the upper edge of the light pattern to the horizontal line. 6. Move the opaque cloth to cover the right-hand headlamp and repeat Steps 4 and 5 for the left-hand headlamp.
  • Page 50 Lights • ON: In this position, the lamp will remain illuminated. The map lamp controls (without moon roof) are located on the dome lamp. Press the button on either side of each map lamp to illuminate the lamps. Push the button again to turn off the lamps.
  • Page 51: Bulb Replacement

    Lights Note: The ambient lights will stay on until the ignition is placed in the off position and either of the front doors are opened or the accessory delay timer expires. Interior lighting battery saver The interior lamps will automatically extinguish after 10 minutes when the ignition key is in the off/lock position, a door has been left open or the interior lamp controls are in the on position.
  • Page 52 Lights Function Number of bulbs Trade number Headlamps (high and low beams) Park/turn lamps 3157A (amber) (front) Side marker (front) Rear 3157K / 4157K stop/tail/sidemarker Backup lamp Fog lamp (front) PS24WFF Center High-mount W5WL stop lamp Rear license plate lamp All replacement bulbs are clear in color except where noted.
  • Page 53 Lights 5. Disconnect the electrical connector from the bulb. WARNING: Handle a halogen headlamp bulb carefully and keep out of children’s reach. Grasp the bulb only by its plastic base and do not touch the glass. The oil from your hand could cause the bulb to break the next time the headlamps are operated.
  • Page 54 Lights Replacing front sidemarker bulbs For bulb replacement, see your authorized dealer. Replacing tail/stop/turn/backup lamp bulbs The tail/stop/turn/sidemarker/backup lamp bulbs are located in the same portion of the tail lamp assembly, one just below the other. Follow the same steps to replace either bulb: 1.
  • Page 55 Lights 2. Remove the bulb holder from the lamp assembly by pressing the snaps. 3. Pull the bulb straight out of the socket and push in the new bulb. Install the new bulbs in reverse order. Replacing license plate lamp bulbs 1.
  • Page 56 Lights Replacing fog lamp bulbs (if equipped) 1. Make sure the fog lamp switch is in the off position. 2. From underneath the vehicle, carefully disconnect the electrical connector from the bulb. 3. Remove the bulb from the lamp assembly by pulling out the bulb while squeezing the upper and lower snap clips at the same time.
  • Page 57: Driver Controls

    Driver Controls MULTI-FUNCTION LEVER Windshield wiper: Rotate the end of the control away from you to increase the speed of the wipers; rotate towards you to decrease the speed of the wipers. Windshield washer: Push the end of the stalk: •...
  • Page 58 Driver Controls Rear window wiper/washer controls For rear wiper operation, rotate the rear window wiper and washer control to the desired position. Select: 2 — Normal speed operation of rear wiper. 1 — Intermittent operation of rear wiper. O (off) — Rear wiper and washer off. For rear wash cycle, rotate (and hold as desired) the rear wiper/washer control to either position.
  • Page 59 Driver Controls ILLUMINATED VISOR MIRROR (IF EQUIPPED) Lift the mirror cover to turn on the visor mirror lamps. OVERHEAD CONSOLE (IF EQUIPPED) The appearance of your vehicle’s overhead console will vary according to your option package. Storage compartment (if equipped) Press the release on the door to open the storage compartment.
  • Page 60 Driver Controls Most geographic areas (zones) have a magnetic north compass point that varies slightly from the northerly direction on maps. 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.
  • Page 61 Driver Controls Compass calibration adjustment 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.
  • Page 62 Driver Controls The tray and inside bin can be removed to open up space to fit a laptop computer, MP3 players, CDs or handbags. To remove, open the console lid and pull the bin straight up and out from the console housing.
  • Page 63: Power Windows

    Driver Controls The auxiliary power point is located in the instrument panel. A second auxiliary power point is located on the rear side of the center console. Do not use the power point for operating the cigarette lighter element (if equipped). To prevent the fuse from being blown, do not use the power point(s) over the vehicle capacity of 12 VDC/180W.
  • Page 64 Driver Controls WARNING: When closing the power windows, you should verify they are free of obstructions and ensure that children and/or pets are not in the proximity of the window openings. Press and pull the window switches to open and close windows. •...
  • Page 65: Mirrors

    Driver Controls INTERIOR MIRROR The interior rear view mirror has two pivot points on the support arm which lets you adjust the mirror up or down and from side to side. WARNING: Do not adjust the mirror while the vehicle is in motion.
  • Page 66: Speed Control

    Driver Controls To adjust your mirrors: 1. Rotate the control clockwise to adjust the right mirror and rotate the control counterclockwise to adjust the left mirror. 2. Move the control in the direction you wish to tilt the mirror. 3. Return to the center position to lock mirrors in place. Fold-away mirrors Fold the side mirrors in carefully when driving through a narrow...
  • Page 67 Driver Controls Setting speed control The controls for using your speed control are located on the steering wheel for your convenience. 1. Press the ON control and release 2. Accelerate to the desired speed. 3. Press the SET + control and release it.
  • Page 68 Driver Controls Resuming a set speed Press the RES control and release it. This will automatically return the vehicle to the previously set speed. Increasing speed while using speed control There are three ways to set a higher speed: • Press and hold the SET + control until you get to the desired speed, then release the control.
  • Page 69 Driver Controls Turning off speed control There are two ways to turn off the speed control: • Press the OFF control. • Turn off the ignition. Note: When you turn off the speed control or the ignition, your speed control set speed memory is erased. STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS (IF EQUIPPED) These controls allow you to operate some audio control features.
  • Page 70 Driver Controls In any mode: • Press VOL + or VOL - to adjust the volume. Navigation system hands free control features (if equipped) Press and hold control briefly until the voice icon appears on the navigation display to use the voice command feature.
  • Page 71: Moon Roof

    Driver Controls Navigation system/SYNC hands free control features (if equipped) Press control briefly until the voice icon appears on the Navigation display to use the voice command feature. Press to activate phone mode or answer a phone call. Press and hold to exit phone mode or end a call.
  • Page 72: Message Center

    Driver Controls Bounce-back: When an obstacle has been detected in the moon roof opening as the moon roof is closing, the moon roof will automatically open and stop at a prescribed position. This is known as “bounce-back”. If the ignition is turned off (without accessory delay being active) during bounce-back, the moon roof will move until the bounce-back position is reached.
  • Page 73 Driver Controls Selectable features Reset Press this control to select and reset functions shown in the INFO menu and SETUP menu. Info menu This control displays the following control displays: • Odometer/Trip Odometer • Distance to Empty (DTE) • Average Fuel Economy (AFE) •...
  • Page 74 Driver Controls If you calculate your average fuel economy by dividing miles traveled by gallons of fuel used (liters of fuel used by 100 kilometers traveled), your figure may be different than displayed for the following reasons: • your vehicle was not perfectly level during fill-up •...
  • Page 75 Driver Controls • Language • Compass Zone/Compass calibration (if equipped) Reset to English (if in another language) When entering the SETUP MENU and a non-English language has been selected, “PRESS RESET FOR ENGLISH” will be displayed to change back to English. Press the RESET control to change back to English.
  • Page 76 Driver Controls Oil life An oil change is required whenever indicated by the message center. USE ONLY RECOMMENDED ENGINE OILS. To reset the oil monitoring system to 100% after each oil change [approximately 7,500 miles (12,000 km) or six months] perform the following: 1.
  • Page 77 Driver Controls 2. Press the RESET control to select the new Autolamp delay values of 0, 10, 20, 30, 60, 90, 120 or 180 seconds. Autolock This feature automatically locks all vehicle doors when the vehicle is shifted into any gear, putting the vehicle in motion. 1.
  • Page 78 Driver Controls In the event of a multiple warning situation, the message center will cycle the display to show all warnings by displaying each one for four seconds. The message center will display the last selected feature if there are no more warning messages.
  • Page 79 Driver Controls REAR RIGHT DOOR AJAR — Displayed when the rear right door is not completely closed. PARK BRAKE ENGAGED — Displayed when the manual park brake is set, the engine is running and the vehicle is driven more than 3 mph (5 km/h).
  • Page 80 Driver Controls LIFTGATE • To open the liftgate window, unlock the liftgate (with the power door locks or the remote entry) and push the right side control button under the license plate lamp shield. • To open the liftgate, unlock the liftgate (with the power door locks or the remote entry) and push the middle control button...
  • Page 81 Driver Controls To install the shade: • Insert the ends of the cargo shade into the mounting features located behind the rear seat on the rear trim panels. To operate the shade: 1. Grasp the rear edge of the cargo shade and pull rearward.
  • Page 82 Driver Controls 2. The smaller compartment contains the jack kit. There is also extra storage space for customer use. The lid on the small compartment is accessible and secured by two snap features. WARNING: This storage compartment is not designed to restrain objects during a collision with the lid removed.
  • Page 83 Driver Controls To remove the cross-bar assembly (if equipped) from the roof rack side rails: 1. Loosen the thumbwheel at both ends of the cross-bar (both cross-bars are adjustable). 2. Slide the cross-bar to the end of the rail. 3. Use a long, flat object to depress the tongue in the endcaps on both sides of the cross-bar.
  • Page 84 Driver Controls To reinstall the cross-bar assembly (if equipped) to the roof rack side rails: 1. Ensure that both cross-bar assemblies are installed with the F (front) arrow facing towards the front of the vehicle. 2. Use a long, flat object to depress the tongue in the endcaps on both sides of the cross-bar.
  • Page 85: Locks And Security

    Locks and Security KEYS Your vehicle is equipped with two Integrated Keyhead Transmitters (IKTs). The key blade functions as a programmed key which starts the vehicle and unlocks/locks all the doors. The transmitter portion functions as the remote entry transmitter. Your IKTs are programmed to your vehicle;...
  • Page 86 Locks and Security Recommended handling of the Integrated Keyhead Transmitter (IKT) To avoid inadvertently activating the remote entry functions of your vehicle, it is recommended that the Integrated Keyhead Transmitter (IKT) be handled properly when starting and turning off your vehicle. When inserting the IKT into the ignition cylinder, place your thumb on the center thumb rest of the IKT...
  • Page 87: Locks

    Locks and Security POWER DOOR LOCKS • Press the control to unlock all doors. • Press the control to lock all doors. Door key unlocking/locking Unlocking the doors Turn the key in the door cylinder to unlock the driver’s door only. All other doors will remain locked.
  • Page 88 Locks and Security Note: The autolock feature can be activated/deactivated independently of the autounlock feature. Before following the activation or deactivation procedures, make sure that the anti-theft system is not armed, ignition is in the off position, and all vehicle doors, liftgate and liftgate window are closed. Power door unlock/lock procedure You must complete Steps 1-5 within 30 seconds or the procedure will have to be repeated.
  • Page 89 Locks and Security Message center procedure For information on activating/deactivating the autolock feature using the vehicle’s message center, refer to Message center information in the Driver Controls chapter. Autounlock The autounlock feature will unlock all the doors when: • the ignition is in the on position, all the doors are closed, and the vehicle has been in motion at a speed greater than 12 mph (20 km/h);...
  • Page 90 Locks and Security 1. Place the key in the ignition and turn the ignition to the on position. 2. Press the power door unlock control on the door panel three times. 3. Turn the ignition from the on position to the off position. 4.
  • Page 91 Locks and Security CHILDPROOF DOOR LOCKS When these locks are set, the rear doors cannot be opened from the inside. The rear doors can be opened from the outside when the doors are unlocked. The childproof locks are located on rear edge of each rear door and must be set separately for each door.
  • Page 92 Locks and Security The IKT allows you to: • remotely unlock the vehicle doors. • remotely lock all the vehicle doors. • remotely open the power liftgate glass. • activate the personal alarm. • operate the illuminated entry feature. The remote entry lock/unlock feature operates in any ignition position except while the key is held in the start position.
  • Page 93 Locks and Security Locking the doors 1. Press and release to lock all the doors. Assuming all vehicle doors and the liftgate are properly closed, the park/turn lamps will flash once. 2. Press and release again within three seconds to confirm that all the doors and liftgate are closed and locked.
  • Page 94 Locks and Security To replace the battery: 1. Twist a thin coin in the slot of the IKT near the key ring in order to remove the battery cover. Note: Do not wipe off any grease on the battery terminals on the back surface of the circuit board.
  • Page 95 Locks and Security The illuminated entry system will turn off the interior lights if: • the ignition is turned to the on position, or • the Integrated Keyhead Transmitter lock control is pressed, or • the vehicle is locked using the keyless entry keypad (if equipped), or •...
  • Page 96 Locks and Security 1. The ignition must be off to begin the sequence. 2. Place the key in the ignition and turn the ignition to the 3 (on) position. 3. Press the power door unlock control on the door panel three times.
  • Page 97 Locks and Security When pressing the controls on the keyless entry keypad, press the middle of the controls to ensure a good activation. Programming your own personal entry code To create your own personal entry code: 1. Enter the factory set code. 2.
  • Page 98: Anti-Theft System

    Note: The SecuriLock passive anti-theft system is not compatible with non-Ford aftermarket remote start systems. Use of these systems may result in vehicle starting problems and a loss of security protection.
  • Page 99 Locks and Security Anti-theft indicator The anti-theft indicator is located in the instrument panel cluster. • When the ignition is in the off position, the indicator will flash once every two seconds to indicate the SecuriLock system is functioning as a theft deterrent.
  • Page 100 Locks and Security Replacement Integrated Keyhead Transmitters (IKT) and coded keys Note: Your vehicle comes equipped with two Integrated Keyhead Transmitters (IKTs). The IKT functions as both a programmed ignition key that operates all the locks and starts the vehicle, as well as a remote keyless entry transmitter.
  • Page 101 Locks and Security Please read and understand the entire procedure before you begin. 1. Insert the first previously programmed coded key into the ignition. 2. Turn the ignition from the 1 (off) position to the 3 (on) position. Keep the ignition in the 3 (on) position for at least three seconds, but no more than 10 seconds.
  • Page 102: Seating And Safety Restraints

    Seating and Safety Restraints FRONT SEATS Notes: WARNING: Reclining the seatback can cause an occupant to slide under the seat’s safety belt, resulting in severe personal injuries in the event of a collision. WARNING: Do not pile cargo higher than the seatbacks to reduce the risk of injury in a collision or sudden stop.
  • Page 103 Seating and Safety Restraints To adjust the head restraint, do the following: 1. Adjust the seatback to an upright driving/riding position. 2. Raise the head restraint by pulling up on the head restraint. 3. Lower the head restraint by pressing and holding the guide sleeve adjust/release button and pushing down on the head restraint.
  • Page 104 Seating and Safety Restraints To remove the adjustable head restraint, do the following: 1. Pull up the head restraint until it reaches the highest adjustment position. 2. Simultaneously press and hold both the adjust/release button and the unlock/remove button, then pull up on the head restraint.
  • Page 105 Seating and Safety Restraints WARNING: To minimize the risk of neck injury in the event of a crash, head restraints must be installed properly. Adjusting the front manual seat (if equipped) Lift handle to move seat forward or backward. Pull lever up to adjust seatback. Adjusting the front power seat (if equipped) WARNING: Never adjust the driver’s seat or seatback when the vehicle is moving.
  • Page 106 Seating and Safety Restraints WARNING: Reclining the seatback can cause an occupant to slide under the seat’s safety belt, resulting in severe personal injuries in the event of a collision. WARNING: Sitting improperly out of position or with the seat back reclined too far can take off weight from the seat cushion and affect the decision of the passenger sensing system, resulting in serious injury or death in a crash.
  • Page 107 Seating and Safety Restraints Press the control to move the seat forward, backward, up or down. Heated seats (if equipped) WARNING: Persons who are unable to feel pain to the skin because of advanced age, chronic illness, diabetes, spinal cord injury, medication, alcohol use, exhaustion, or other physical conditions, must exercise care when using the seat heater.
  • Page 108 Seating and Safety Restraints REAR SEATS Head restraints The purpose of these head restraints is to help limit head motion in the event of a rear collision. To properly adjust your head restraints, lift the head restraint so that it is located directly behind your head or as close to that position as possible.
  • Page 109 Seating and Safety Restraints 2. Place the head restraint under the front seat for storage. 3. Pull the seat release control. Note: Make sure the floor is clear of all objects before folding the seat. 4. Flip seat forward.
  • Page 110 Seating and Safety Restraints Attach the safety belt web snap button to the quarter trim panel snap button. This will ensure that safety belt does not get caught by staying out of the seat back folding path. 5. To release seatback, pull the seatback release lever (on top of seat) toward the front seat.
  • Page 111 Seating and Safety Restraints Returning the rear seats to upright position 1. Pull seatback up and into upright position making sure seatback locks into place and the red seat unlatched indicator on release paddle is not visible. 2. Rotate seat cushion down into the seating position making sure that the seat cushion is locked into place and that the safety belt buckles are...
  • Page 112 Seating and Safety Restraints WARNING: Remove the head restraint stored under the front set and return it to the original position on the seatback. Failure to do so could result in personal injury. 3. Unsnap the safety belt webbing from the quarter trim panel. To remove the rear cushion 1.
  • Page 113: Safety Restraints

    Seating and Safety Restraints SAFETY RESTRAINTS Personal Safety System The Personal Safety System provides an improved overall level of frontal crash protection to front seat occupants and is designed to help further reduce the risk of airbag-related injuries. The system is able to analyze different occupant conditions and crash severity before activating the appropriate safety devices to help better protect a range of occupants in a variety of frontal crash situations.
  • Page 114 Seating and Safety Restraints longitudinal deceleration. The pretensioners are designed to activate in frontal, and in side collisions and rollovers. Driver and passenger dual-stage airbag supplemental restraints The dual-stage airbags offer the capability to tailor the level of airbag inflation energy. A lower, less forceful energy level is provided for more common, moderate-severity impacts.
  • Page 115 Seating and Safety Restraints WARNING: When possible, all children 12 years old and under should be properly restrained in a rear seating position. The front passenger sensing system can automatically turn off the passenger front airbag. The system is designed to help protect small (child size) occupants from airbag deployments when they are improperly seated or restrained in the front passenger seat contrary to proper child-seating or restraint usage recommendations.
  • Page 116 Seating and Safety Restraints Determining if the Personal Safety System is operational The Personal Safety System uses a warning light in the instrument cluster or a back-up tone to indicate the condition of the system. Refer to the Warning light section in the Instrument Cluster chapter. Routine maintenance of the Personal Safety System is not required.
  • Page 117 Seating and Safety Restraints WARNING: It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area, inside or outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people riding in these areas are more likely to be seriously injured or killed. Do not allow people to ride in any area of your vehicle that is not equipped with seats and safety belts.
  • Page 118 Seating and Safety Restraints Combination lap and shoulder belts 1. Insert the belt tongue into the proper buckle (the buckle closest to the direction the tongue is coming from) until you hear a snap and feel it latch. Make sure the tongue is securely fastened in the buckle.
  • Page 119 Seating and Safety Restraints (8 km/h) or more, the combination safety belts will lock to help reduce forward movement of the driver and passengers. Automatic locking mode When to use the automatic locking mode In this mode, the shoulder belt is automatically pre-locked. The belt will still retract to remove any slack in the shoulder belt.
  • Page 120 Seating and Safety Restraints 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. WARNING: After any vehicle collision, the safety belt systems at all seating positions (except the driver position, which doesn’t have this feature) must be checked by an authorized dealer to verify that the automatic locking retractor feature for child seats is still...
  • Page 121 Seating and Safety Restraints The safety belt pretensioners activate during frontal collisions, and in side collisions and rollovers. A safety belt pretensioner is a device which tightens the webbing of the lap and shoulder belts in such a way that they fit more snugly against the body.
  • Page 122 Seating and Safety Restraints Conditions of operation If... Then... The driver’s safety belt is not The safety belt warning light buckled before the ignition illuminates 1 minute and the warning switch is turned to the on chime sounds 6 seconds. position...
  • Page 123 Seating and Safety Restraints If... Then... The driver’s and front The Belt-Minder feature will not passenger’s safety belts are activate. buckled before the ignition switch is turned to the on position or less than 1-2 minutes have elapsed since the ignition switch has been turned to on...
  • Page 124 I’m not going far 3 of 4 fatal crashes occur within 25 miles of home. Belts are uncomfortable Your Ford safety belts are designed to enhance comfort. If you are uncomfortable - try different positions for the safety belt upper anchorage and seatback which should be as upright as possible;...
  • Page 125 Seating and Safety Restraints Reasons given... Consider... 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. I have an airbag Airbags offer greater protection when used with safety belts.
  • Page 126 Seating and Safety Restraints Read Steps 1 - 4 thoroughly before proceeding with the deactivation/activation programming procedure. The driver and front passenger Belt-Minder features can be deactivated/activated by performing the following procedure: Before following the procedure, make sure that: • The parking brake is set •...
  • Page 127: Airbags

    Seating and Safety Restraints AIRBAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS) Important SRS precautions The SRS is designed to work with the safety belt to help protect the driver and right front passenger from certain upper body injuries. Airbags DO NOT inflate slowly; there is a risk of injury from a deploying airbag.
  • Page 128 Seating and Safety Restraints WARNING: Never place your arm over the airbag module as a deploying airbag can result in serious arm fractures or other injuries. To properly position yourself away from the airbag: • Move your seat to the rear as far as you can while still reaching the pedals comfortably.
  • Page 129 Seating and Safety Restraints Children and airbags Children must always be properly restrained. Accident statistics suggest that children are safer when properly restrained in the rear seating positions than in the front seating position. Failure to follow these instructions may increase the risk of injury in a collision.
  • Page 130 Seating and Safety Restraints The airbags inflate and deflate rapidly upon activation. After airbag deployment, it is normal to notice a smoke-like, powdery residue or smell the burnt propellant. This may consist of cornstarch, talcum powder or sodium compounds which may irritate the skin and eyes, but none of the residue is toxic.
  • Page 131 Seating and Safety Restraints The RCM (restraints control module) monitors its own internal circuits and the supplemental airbag electrical system wiring (including the impact sensors, the system wiring, the airbag system readiness light, the airbag back up power and the airbag ignitors). WARNING: Several air bag system components get hot after inflation.
  • Page 132 Seating and Safety Restraints The front passenger sensing system will turn off the passenger seat side airbag if: • the seat is empty and safety belt is unbuckled. The front passenger sensing system uses a passenger airbag off or pass airbag off indicator which will illuminate and stay lit to remind you that the front passenger frontal airbag is off.
  • Page 133 Seating and Safety Restraints • Restart the vehicle and have the person remain in this position for about two minutes. This will allow the system to detect that person and enable the passenger’s frontal airbag. • If the indicator lamp remains lit even after this, the person should be advised to ride in the rear seat.
  • Page 134 Seating and Safety Restraints Pass Airbag Off Objects Passenger Airbag Indicator Lamp Small (i.e. three-ring Unlit Disabled binder, small purse, bottled water) Medium (i.e. heavy Disabled briefcase, fully packed luggage) Empty seat, or small Disabled to medium object with safety belt buckled If you think that the status of the passenger airbag off indicator lamp is incorrect, check for the following: •...
  • Page 135 If it is necessary to modify an advanced front airbag system to accommodate a person with disabilities, contact the Ford Customer Relationship Center at the phone number shown in the Customer Assistance chapter of this Owner’s Guide.
  • Page 136 Seating and Safety Restraints A difficulty with the system is indicated by one or more of the following: • The readiness light will either flash or stay lit. • The readiness light will not illuminate immediately after ignition is turned on. •...
  • Page 137 Seating and Safety Restraints How does the side airbag system work? The design and development of the side airbag system included recommended testing procedures that were developed by a group of automotive safety experts known as the Side Airbag Technical Working Group.
  • Page 138 Seating and Safety Restraints The fact that the airbags did not inflate in a collision does not mean that something is wrong with the system. Rather, it means the forces were not of the type sufficient to cause activation. 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.
  • Page 139 Seating and Safety Restraints Safety Canopy system WARNING: Do not place objects or mount equipment on or near the headliner at the siderail that may come into contact with a deploying Safety Canopy . Failure to follow these instructions may increase the risk of personal injury in the event of a collision.
  • Page 140 Seating and Safety Restraints How does the Safety Canopy system work? The design and development of the Safety Canopy system included recommended testing procedures that were developed by a group of automotive safety experts known as the Side Airbag Technical Working Group.
  • Page 141 Seating and Safety Restraints designed to inflate between the side window area and occupants to further enhance protection provided in side impact collisions and rollover events. The fact that the Safety Canopy did not activate in a collision does not mean that something is wrong with the system.
  • Page 142: 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 143 Seating and Safety Restraints Recommendations for Safety Restraints for Children Recommended Child size, height, weight, or age restraint type Infants or Children weighing 40 lb (18 kg) or Use a child safety toddlers less (generally age four or younger) seat (sometimes called an infant carrier, convertible seat, or toddler seat).
  • Page 144 Seating and Safety Restraints Recommendations for attaching child safety restraints for children Use any attachment method as indicated below by “X” LATCH LATCH Safety Safety Safety (lower (lower belt belt and belt Restraint Child anchors anchors LATCH only Type Weight only) (lower tether...
  • Page 145 Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) provides education and training to ensure that all children ages 0 to 16 are properly restrained in the correct restraint system. Ford recommends checking with a NHTSA Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) and your pediatrician to make sure your seat is appropriate for your child and properly installed in the vehicle.
  • Page 146 Seating and Safety Restraints If the child is the proper height, age, and weight (as specified by your child safety seat or booster manufacturer), fits the restraint and can be restrained properly, then restrain the child in the child safety seat or with the belt-positioning booster.
  • Page 147 Seating and Safety Restraints position whenever possible. If all children cannot be seated and restrained properly in a rear seating position, properly restrain the largest child in the front seat. When installing a child safety seat with combination lap/shoulder belts: •...
  • Page 148 Seating and Safety Restraints 2. Pull down on the shoulder belt and then grasp the shoulder belt and lap belt together. 3. While holding the shoulder and lap belt portions together, route the tongue through the child seat according to the child seat manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Page 149 Seating and Safety Restraints 5. To put the retractor in the automatic locking mode, grasp the shoulder portion of the belt and pull downward until all of the belt is pulled out. 6. Allow the belt to retract to remove slack. The belt will click as it retracts to indicate it is in the automatic locking mode.
  • Page 150 Ford Motor Company recommends the use of a child safety seat having a top tether strap. See Attaching child safety seats with tether straps and Recommendations for attaching safety restraints for children in this chapter for more information.
  • Page 151 Seating and Safety Restraints The LATCH anchors are located at the rear section of the rear seat between the cushion and seatback. Follow the child seat manufacturer’s instructions to properly install a child seat with LATCH attachments. Follow the instructions on attaching child safety seats with tether straps.
  • Page 152 Seating and Safety Restraints Use of inboard lower anchors from the outboard seating positions (center seating use) The lower anchors at the center of the second row rear seat are spaced 400 mm (16 inches) apart. The standardized spacing for LATCH lower anchors is 280 mm (11 inches) center to center.
  • Page 153 Seating and Safety Restraints Attaching child safety seats with tether straps Many forward-facing child safety seats include a tether strap which extends from the back of the child safety seat and hooks to an anchoring point called the top tether anchor. Tether straps are available as an accessory for many older safety seats.
  • Page 154 Seating and Safety Restraints 2. Locate the correct anchor for the selected seating position. There are three tether anchors located on the headliner at the rear of the vehicle. 3. Clip the tether strap to the anchor as shown. The arrow in the above graphic points toward the front of the vehicle.
  • Page 155 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 156 Seating and Safety Restraints When children should use booster seats Children need to use booster seats from the time they outgrow the toddler seat until they are big enough for the vehicle seat and lap/shoulder belt to fit properly. Generally this is when they reach a height of at least 4 feet 9 inches (1.45 meters) tall (around age eight to age twelve and between 40 lb (18 kg) and 80 lb (36 kg) or upward to 100 lb (45 kg) if recommended by your child restraint manufacturer).
  • Page 157 Seating and Safety Restraints Types of booster seats There are generally two types of belt-positioning booster seats: backless and high back. Always use booster seats in conjunction with the vehicle lap/shoulder belt. • Backless booster seats If your backless booster seat has a removable shield, remove the shield.
  • Page 158 Seating and Safety Restraints Children and booster seats vary in size and shape. Choose a booster that keeps the lap belt low and snug across the hips, never up across the stomach, and lets you adjust the shoulder belt to cross the chest and rest snugly near the center of the shoulder.
  • Page 159 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 160: Tires, Wheels And Loading

    Tires, Wheels and Loading NOTICE TO UTILITY VEHICLE AND TRUCK OWNERS Utility vehicles and trucks handle differently than passenger cars in the various driving conditions that are encountered on streets, highways and off-road. Utility vehicles and trucks are not designed for cornering at speeds as high as passenger cars any more than low-slung sports cars are designed...
  • Page 161 Tires, Wheels and Loading Power is supplied to all four wheels through a transfer case or power transfer unit. 4WD vehicles allow you to select different drive modes as necessary. Information on transfer case operation and shifting procedures can be found in the Driving chapter. Information on transfer case maintenance can be found in the Maintenance and Specifications chapter.
  • Page 162 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 163 Tires, Wheels and Loading Treadwear The treadwear grade is a comparative rating based on the wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled conditions on a specified government test course. For example, a tire graded 150 would wear one and one-half (1 ⁄...
  • Page 164 Tires, Wheels and Loading TIRES Tires are designed to give many thousands of miles of service, but they must be maintained in order to get the maximum benefit from them. 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.
  • Page 165: 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 166 Tires, Wheels and Loading The cold inflation pressure should never be set lower than the recommended pressure on the Safety Compliance Certification Label or Tire Label. When weather temperature changes occur, tire inflation pressures also change. A 10°F (6°C) temperature drop can cause a corresponding drop of 1 psi (7 kPa) in inflation pressure.
  • Page 167 Tires, Wheels and Loading TIRE CARE Inspecting your tires Periodically inspect the tire treads for uneven or excessive wear and remove objects such as stones, nails or glass that may be wedged in the tread grooves. Check for holes or cuts that may permit air leakage from the tire and make necessary repairs.
  • Page 168 Tires, Wheels and Loading WARNING: Age Tires degrade over time depending on many factors such as weather, storage conditions, and conditions of use (load, speed, inflation pressure, etc.) the tires experience throughout their lives. In general, tires should be replaced after six years regardless of tread wear.
  • Page 169 (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 170 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 171 Tires, Wheels and Loading Tire and wheel alignment A bad jolt from hitting a curb or pothole can cause the front end of your vehicle to become misaligned or cause damage to your tires. If your vehicle seems to pull to one side when you’re driving, the wheels may be out of alignment.
  • Page 172 Tires, Wheels and Loading • Rear Wheel Drive (RWD) vehicles/Four Wheel Drive (4WD)/ All Wheel Drive (AWD) vehicles (front tires at top of diagram) Sometimes irregular tire wear can be corrected by rotating the tires. Note: If your tires show uneven wear ask an authorized dealer to check for and correct any wheel misalignment, tire imbalance or mechanical problem involved before tire rotation.
  • Page 173 Tires, Wheels and Loading Information on “P” type tires P215/65R15 95H is an example of a tire size, load index and speed rating. The definitions of these items are listed below. (Note that the tire size, load index and speed rating for your vehicle may be different from this example.) 1.
  • Page 174 Tires, Wheels and Loading Note: You may not find this information on all tires because it is not required by federal law. Letter rating Speed rating - mph (km/h) 81 mph (130 km/h) 87 mph (140 km/h) 99 mph (159 km/h) 106 mph (171 km/h) 112 mph (180 km/h) 118 mph (190 km/h)
  • Page 175 Tires, Wheels and Loading 12. Treadwear, Traction and Temperature Grades • Treadwear: The treadwear grade is a comparative rating based on the wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled conditions on a specified government test course. For example, a tire graded 150 would wear one and one-half (1 ⁄...
  • Page 176 Tires, Wheels and Loading Additional information contained on the tire sidewall for “LT” type tires “LT” type tires have some additional information beyond those of “P” type tires; these differences are described below. Note: Tire Quality Grades do not apply to this type of tire. 1.
  • Page 177 Tires, Wheels and Loading Information on “T” type tires “T” type tires have some additional information beyond those of “P” type tires; these differences are described below: T145/80D16 is an example of a tire size. Note: The temporary tire size for your vehicle may be different from this example.
  • Page 178: Tire Pressure Monitoring System (Tpms)

    Tires, Wheels and Loading TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS) Each tire, including the spare (if provided), should be checked monthly when cold and inflated to the inflation pressure recommended by the vehicle manufacturer on the vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label. (If your vehicle has tires of a different size than the size indicated on the vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label, you should determine the proper tire inflation pressure for those tires.)
  • Page 179 Tires, Wheels and Loading The Tire Pressure Monitoring System complies with part 15 of the FCC rules and with RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
  • Page 180 Tires, Wheels and Loading To restore the full functionality of the Tire Pressure Monitoring System, have the damaged road wheel/tire repaired and remounted on your vehicle. For additional information, refer to Changing tires with TPMS in this section. When you believe your system is not operating properly The main function of the Tire Pressure Monitoring System is to warn you when your tires need air.
  • Page 181 Tires, Wheels and Loading Low Tire Possible Customer Action Required Pressure cause Warning Light Flashing Warning Spare tire in Your temporary spare tire is in Light use. Repair the damaged road wheel and re-mount it on the vehicle to restore system functionality.
  • Page 182 SNOW TIRES AND CABLES 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 183: Vehicle Loading

    Tires, Wheels and Loading VEHICLE LOADING – WITH AND WITHOUT A TRAILER This section will guide you in the proper loading of your vehicle and/or trailer, to keep your loaded vehicle weight within its design rating capability, with or without a trailer. Properly loading your vehicle will provide maximum return of vehicle design performance.
  • Page 184 Tires, Wheels and Loading WARNING: The appropriate loading capacity of your vehicle can be limited either by volume capacity (how much space is available) or by payload capacity (how much weight the vehicle should carry). Once you have reached the maximum payload of your vehicle, do not add more cargo, even if there is space available.
  • Page 185 Tires, Wheels and Loading Cargo Weight – includes all weight added to the Base Curb Weight, including cargo and optional equipment. When towing, trailer tongue load or king pin weight is also part of cargo weight. GAW (Gross Axle Weight) – is the total weight placed on each axle (front and rear) –...
  • Page 186 Tires, Wheels and Loading GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) – is the maximum allowable weight of the fully loaded vehicle (including all options, equipment, passengers and cargo). The GVWR is shown on the Safety Compliance Certification Label located on the B-Pillar or the edge of the driver’s door.
  • Page 187 Tires, Wheels and Loading GCWR (Gross Combined Weight Rating) – is the maximum allowable weight of the vehicle and the loaded trailer – including all cargo and passengers – that the vehicle can handle without risking damage. (Important: The towing vehicle’s braking system is rated for operation at GVWR, not at GCWR.) Separate functional brakes should be used for safe control of towed vehicles and for trailers where the GCW of the towing vehicle plus the trailer exceed the GVWR of the towing vehicle.
  • Page 188 Tires, Wheels and Loading 3. Subtract the combined weight of the driver and passengers from XXX kg or XXX lb. 4. The resulting figure equals the available amount of cargo and luggage load capacity. For example, if the “XXX” amount equals 1,400 lb. and there will be five 150 lb.
  • Page 189: Trailer Towing

    Tires, Wheels and Loading The above calculations also assume that the loads are positioned in your vehicle in a manner that does not overload the Front or the Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating specified for your vehicle on the Safety Compliance Certification Label found on the edge of the driver’s door.
  • Page 190 Tires, Wheels and Loading Do not exceed the maximum loads listed on the Safety Compliance Certification Label. For load specification terms found on the label, refer to Vehicle loading in this chapter. Remember to figure in the tongue load of your loaded vehicle when figuring the total weight. GCWR (Gross Combined Weight Rating)/Trailer Weights Engine Maximum...
  • Page 191 Tires, Wheels and Loading GCWR (Gross Combined Weight Rating)/Trailer Weights Engine Maximum Trailer Weight Maximum GCWR - lb Range - lb (kg) frontal area of (kg) trailer - ft 2.5L 5200 (2359) 1500 (680) 24 (2.2) w/automatic transmission 3.0L 7300 (3311) 3500 (1588) 30 (2.8) w/automatic...
  • Page 192 Tires, Wheels and Loading Hitches Do not use hitches that clamp onto the vehicle bumper. Use a load carrying hitch. You must distribute the load in your trailer so that 10–15% of the total weight of the trailer is on the tongue. Safety chains Always connect the trailer’s safety chains to hook retainers on the vehicle.
  • Page 193 Tires, Wheels and Loading • Turn off the speed control. The speed control may shut off automatically when you are towing on long, steep grades. • Consult your local motor vehicle speed regulations for towing a trailer. • To eliminate excessive shifting, use a lower gear. This will also assist in transmission cooling.
  • Page 194: Recreational Towing

    Tires, Wheels and Loading • do not allow waves to break higher than 6 inches (15 cm) above the bottom edge of the rear bumper. Exceeding these limits may allow water to enter vehicle components: • causing internal damage to the components. •...
  • Page 195 Tires, Wheels and Loading Four Wheel Drive (4WD) vehicles: Tow your Four Wheel Drive vehicle with all four wheels on the ground or with all four wheels off the ground using a vehicle transport trailer. Do not tow your Four Wheel Drive vehicle with the front wheels off the ground (by using a tow dolly) and the rear wheels on the ground.
  • Page 196: Driving

    Driving STARTING Positions of the ignition 1. Off— locks the gearshift lever and steering column and allows key removal. 2. Accessory— allows the electrical accessories such as the radio to operate while the engine is not running. 3. On— all electrical circuits operational and warning lights will illuminate.
  • Page 197 Driving WARNING: If you smell exhaust fumes inside your vehicle, have your dealer inspect your vehicle immediately. Do not drive if you smell exhaust fumes. Important safety precautions A computer system controls the engine’s idle revolutions per minute (RPM). When the engine starts, the idle RPM runs higher than normal in order to warm the engine.
  • Page 198 Driving • Make sure the gearshift is in P (Park). If starting a vehicle with a manual transmission: • Make sure the parking brake is set. • Press and hold the clutch pedal to the floor and put the gearshift lever in N (Neutral).
  • Page 199 Driving Some warning lights will briefly illuminate. See Warning lights and chimes in the Instrument Cluster chapter for more information regarding the warning lights. Starting the engine 1. Turn the key to 3 (on) without turning the key to 4 (start). If there is difficulty in turning the key, rotate the steering wheel until the key turns freely.
  • Page 200 Driving ENGINE BLOCK HEATER (IF EQUIPPED) An engine block heater warms the engine coolant which aids in starting and allows the heater/defroster system to respond quickly. If your vehicle is equipped with this system, your equipment includes a heater element which is installed in your engine block and a wire harness which allows the user to connect the system to a grounded 120 volt A/C electrical source.
  • Page 201: Brakes

    Driving • Be sure that areas where the vehicle is parked are clean and clear of all combustibles such as petroleum products, dust, rags, paper and similar items. • Be sure that the engine block heater, heater cord and extension cord are solidly connected.
  • Page 202 Driving Under normal operating conditions, brake dust may accumulate on the wheels. Some brake dust is inevitable as brakes wear and does not contribute to brake noise. The use of modern friction materials with emphasis on improved performance and environmental considerations can lead to more dust than in the past.
  • Page 203 Driving Parking brake Apply the parking brake whenever the vehicle is parked. To set the parking brake, press the parking brake pedal down until the pedal stops. The BRAKE warning lamp in the instrument cluster illuminates and remains illuminated (when the BRAKE ignition is turned on) until the parking brake is released.
  • Page 204: Advancetrac

    Driving Pull the release lever to release the brake. Driving with the parking brake on will cause the brakes to wear out quickly and reduce fuel economy. ADVANCETRAC WITH ROLL STABILITY CONTROL™ (RSC ) STABILITY ENHANCEMENT SYSTEM WARNING: Vehicle modifications involving braking system, aftermarket roof racks, suspension, steering system, tire construction and/or wheel/tire size may change the handling characteristics of the vehicle and may adversely affect the the...
  • Page 205 Driving WARNING: If a failure has been detected within the AdvanceTrac with RSC system, the sliding car icon will illuminate steadily. Verify that the AdvanceTrac with RSC system is not manually disabled (push the AdvanceTrac with RSC “Off “ button located on the center of the instrument panel). If the sliding car icon still illuminates steadily, have the system serviced by an authorized dealer immediately.
  • Page 206 Driving When AdvanceTrac with RSC performs a normal system self-check, some drivers may notice a slight movement of the brake, and/or a rumble, grunting, or grinding noise after startup and when driving off. When an event occurs that activates AdvanceTrac with RSC you may experience the following: •...
  • Page 207 Driving Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Electronic Stability Control (ESC) may enhance your vehicle’s directional stability during adverse maneuvers, for example when cornering severely or avoiding objects in the roadway. ESC operates by applying brakes to one or more of the wheels individually and, if necessary, reducing engine power if the system detects that the vehicle is about to skid or slide laterally.
  • Page 208 Driving Switching Off Traction Control If the vehicle is stuck in snow, mud or sand, and seems to lose engine power, switching off the Traction Control features of the AdvanceTrac with RSC system may be beneficial because the wheels are allowed to spin.
  • Page 209 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 210 Driving STEERING Your vehicle is equipped with an Electric Power-Assisted Steering (EPAS) system. There is no fluid reservoir to check or fill. If your vehicle loses electrical power while you are driving (or if the ignition is turned off), you can steer the vehicle manually, but it takes more effort.
  • Page 211: Transmission Operation

    Driving WARNING: Vehicles with a higher center of gravity such as utility vehicles and trucks handle differently than vehicles with a lower center of gravity. Utility vehicles and trucks are not designed for cornering at speeds as high as passenger cars any more than low-slung sports cars are designed to perform satisfactorily under off-road conditions.
  • Page 212 Driving 2. Using a screwdriver or similar tool, carefully pry out the small Brake Transmission Shift Interlock (BTSI) cover cap located to the right of the gearshift lever. 3. Insert a screwdriver or similar tool straight down into the access hole and press downward while pulling the gearshift lever out of the P (Park) position and into the N...
  • Page 213 Driving Understanding the gearshift positions of the 6–speed automatic transmission P (Park) This position locks the transmission and prevents the front wheels from turning. To put your vehicle in gear: • Press the brake pedal • Move the gearshift lever into the desired gear To put your vehicle in P (Park): •...
  • Page 214 Driving D (Drive) with Grade Assist Pressing the transmission control switch on the side of the gearshift lever activates Grade Assist and cancels Overdrive. • Provides additional grade (engine) braking and extends lower gear operation on uphill climbs for hilly terrain or mountainous areas.
  • Page 215 Driving If your vehicle gets stuck in mud or snow If your vehicle gets stuck in mud or snow, it may be rocked out by shifting between forward and reverse gears, stopping between shifts in a steady pattern. Press lightly on the accelerator in each gear. Do not rock the vehicle if the engine is not at normal operating temperature or damage to the transmission may occur.
  • Page 216 Driving Do not drive with your foot resting on the clutch pedal or use the clutch pedal to hold your vehicle at a standstill while waiting on a hill. These actions will severely reduce the life of the clutch and could nullify a clutch warranty claim.
  • Page 217: Reverse Sensing System

    Driving WARNING: Do not park your vehicle in Neutral, it may move unexpectedly and injure someone. Use 1 (First) gear and set the parking brake fully. REVERSE SENSING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED) The Reverse Sensing System (RSS) sounds a tone to warn the driver of obstacles near the rear bumper when R (Reverse) is selected and the vehicle is moving at speeds less than 3 mph (5 km/h).
  • Page 218 Driving The RSS detects obstacles up to 6 feet (1.8 meters) from the rear bumper with a decreased coverage area at the outer corners of the bumper, (refer to the figures for approximate zone coverage areas). As you move closer to the obstacle, the rate of the tone increases.
  • Page 219 Driving FOUR WHEEL DRIVE (4WD) SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED) WARNING: For important information regarding safe operation of this type of vehicle, see Preparing to drive your vehicle in this chapter. Your vehicle is equipped with an intelligent 4WD System that continuously monitors vehicle conditions and automatically adjusts the power distribution between the front and rear wheels.
  • Page 220 Driving If your vehicle goes off the edge of the pavement • If your vehicle goes off the edge of the pavement, slow down, but avoid severe brake application, ease the vehicle back onto the pavement only after reducing your speed. Do not turn the steering wheel too sharply while returning to the road surface.
  • Page 221 Driving 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. WARNING: Do not spin the wheels at over 35 mph (56 km/h). The tires may fail and injure a passenger or bystander. Emergency maneuvers •...
  • Page 222 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...
  • Page 223 Driving Driving on hilly or sloping terrain Although natural obstacles may make it necessary to travel diagonally up or down a hill or steep incline, you should always try to drive straight up or straight down. Avoid driving crosswise or turning on steep slopes or hills.
  • Page 224 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...
  • Page 225 Driving Failure to maintain your vehicle properly may void the warranty, increase your repair cost, reduce vehicle performance and operational capabilities and adversely affect driver and passenger safety. Frequent inspection of vehicle chassis components is recommended if the vehicle is subjected to heavy off-road usage.
  • Page 226: 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 227: 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 228: Fuel Pump Shut-Off Switch

    Roadside Emergencies FUEL PUMP SHUT-OFF SWITCH This device stops the electric fuel pump from sending fuel to the engine when your vehicle has had a substantial jolt. After an accident, if the engine cranks but does not start, this switch may have been activated.
  • Page 229 Roadside Emergencies Standard fuse amperage rating and color COLOR Cartridge Fuse Mini Standard Maxi Fuse link maxi rating fuses fuses fuses cartridge fuses Grey Grey — — — Violet Violet — — — Pink Pink — — — — — —...
  • Page 230 Roadside Emergencies The fuses are coded as follows: Fuse/Relay Fuse Amp Protected Circuits Location Rating Not used (spare) Brake On/Off switch Sync module Moon roof Keypad illumination, Brake Shift Interlock (BSI), SPDJB Turn signals, Stop lamps Low beam headlamps (left) Low beam headlamps (right) Interior lights Backlighting...
  • Page 231 Roadside Emergencies Fuse/Relay Fuse Amp Protected Circuits Location Rating Not used (spare) All lock motor feeds, Liftgate release, Liftglass release Heated seat Rear wiper Datalink Fog lamps Park lamps High beam headlamps Horn relay Demand lamps Instrument panel cluster Ignition switch Radio Instrument panel cluster Not used (spare)
  • Page 232 Roadside Emergencies Fuse/Relay Fuse Amp Protected Circuits Location Rating Driver/passenger door lock switches, Automatic dimming mirror, Compass, Ambient lighting, Moon roof Not used (spare) Rear wiper logic, Heated seats relay, Instrument cluster Not used (spare) Front wiper logic, Blower motor relay 7.5A OCS (restraints), PADI...
  • Page 233 Roadside Emergencies If the battery has been disconnected and reconnected, refer to the Battery section of the Maintenance and Specifications chapter. The high-current fuses are coded as follows. Fuse/Relay Fuse Amp Protected Circuits Location Rating 80A Midi Electronic power steering module (EPAS) 125A Midi SPDJB...
  • Page 234 Roadside Emergencies Fuse/Relay Fuse Amp Protected Circuits Location Rating 10A* A/C clutch 15A* Trailer tow turn lamps — Not used 40A** Cooling fan 1 40A** Cooling fan 2 20A** ABS solenoid 30A** Power seats — A/C clutch relay — Rear defroster relay —...
  • Page 235 Roadside Emergencies Fuse/Relay Fuse Amp Protected Circuits Location Rating — Liftgate latch relay — Not used — PCM diode — Start diode 10A* Run/start, Reverse lamps, Rear defrost relay — Not used — Not used * Mini fuse ** Cartridge fuse CHANGING A FLAT TIRE If you get a flat tire while driving: •...
  • Page 236 Ford. If the dissimilar spare tire or wheel is damaged, it should be replaced rather than repaired.
  • Page 237 Roadside Emergencies Use of one of the dissimilar spare tires listed above at any one wheel location can lead to impairment of the following: • Handling, stability and braking performance • Comfort and noise • Ground clearance and parking at curbs •...
  • Page 238 Roadside Emergencies Stopping and securing the vehicle 1. Park on a level surface, set the parking brake and activate hazard flashers. 2. Place gearshift lever in P (Park) (automatic transmission) or R (Reverse) (manual transmission) and turn engine off. Removing the jack and tools The jack and tools are located under the carpeted load floor.
  • Page 239 Roadside Emergencies Remove the lug wrench from the jack in order to remove the spare tire from under the vehicle. Removing the spare tire or spare tire and tether (if equipped) 1. Insert the lug wrench through the access hole in the rear bumper. 2.
  • Page 240 Roadside Emergencies 5. Use the lug wrench to remove the lug nut from the spare tire tether. 6. If not replacing the spare or flat tire to the underbody storage area, raise winch up into the installed position. 7. Use the attached fastener strap (2) to tie the tether end to the winch actuator shaft (if equipped).
  • Page 241 Roadside Emergencies WARNING: Do not attempt to change a tire on the side of the vehicle close to moving traffic. Pull far enough off the road to avoid the danger of being hit when operating the jack or changing the wheel.
  • Page 242 Roadside Emergencies Before placing the jack under the vehicle, NOTE the jack locations: • Front View shown from rear of front tire. Position the jack directly below the protruding bolt.
  • Page 243 Roadside Emergencies • Rear View shown from forward of rear tire. Position the jack directly below the stud on the rear trailing arm. 3. Position the jack according to the guides and turn the jack handle clockwise until the tire is a maximum of 1 inch (25 mm) off the ground.
  • Page 244 Roadside Emergencies Never use the differentials as a jacking point. WARNING: To lessen the risk of personal injury, do not put any part of your body under the vehicle while changing a tire. Do not start the engine when your vehicle is on the jack. The jack is only meant for changing the tire.
  • Page 245 Roadside Emergencies Stowing the jack and tools • Make sure the jack is fully lowered. • Reclip the tools onto the jack making sure that the tools are fully contained by the clips as shown. • Reinstall the jack in the pocket with the left side first, then snap the right side down.
  • Page 246: Wheel Lug Nut Torque

    M12 x 1.5 * 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 247: Jump Starting

    Roadside Emergencies Note: Inspect the wheel pilot hole prior to installation. If there is visible corrosion in wheel pilot hole, remove loose particles by wiping with clean rag and apply grease. Apply grease only to the wheel pilot hole surface by smearing a “dime” (1 square cm) sized glob of grease around the wheel pilot surface (1) with end of finger.
  • Page 248 Roadside Emergencies Preparing your vehicle When the battery is disconnected or a new battery is installed, the automatic transmission must relearn its shift strategy. As a result, the transmission may have firm and/or soft shifts. This operation is considered normal and will not affect function or durability of the transmission.
  • Page 249 Roadside Emergencies 2. Connect the other end of the positive (+) cable to the positive (+) terminal of the assisting battery. 3. Connect the negative (-) cable to the negative (-) terminal of the assisting battery.
  • Page 250 Roadside Emergencies 4. Make the final connection of the negative (-) cable to an exposed metal part of the stalled vehicle’s engine, away from the battery and the carburetor/fuel injection system. Do not use fuel lines, engine rocker covers or the intake manifold as grounding points. WARNING: Do not connect the end of the second cable to the negative (-) terminal of the battery to be jumped.
  • Page 251 Roadside Emergencies Removing the jumper cables Remove the jumper cables in the reverse order that they were connected. 1. Remove the jumper cable from the ground metal surface. Note: In the illustrations, lightning bolts are used to designate the assisting (boosting) battery. 2.
  • Page 252 Roadside Emergencies 3. Remove the jumper cable from the positive (+) terminal of the booster vehicle’s battery. 4. Remove the jumper cable from the positive (+) terminal of the disabled vehicle’s battery. After the disabled vehicle has been started and the jumper cables removed, allow it to idle for several minutes so the engine computer can relearn its idle conditions.
  • Page 253: Wrecker Towing

    It is recommended that your vehicle be towed with a wheel lift and dollies or flatbed equipment. Do not tow with a slingbelt. Ford Motor Company has not approved a slingbelt towing procedure. On FWD vehicles, if your vehicle is to be towed from the front, ensure proper wheel lift equipment is used to raise the front wheels off the ground.
  • Page 254 Roadside Emergencies Ford Motor Company produces a towing manual for all authorized tow truck operators. Have your tow truck operator refer to this manual for proper hook-up and towing procedures for your vehicle. If the vehicle is towed by other means or incorrectly, vehicle damage may occur.
  • Page 255: 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 256 • 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...
  • Page 257 In the case of 1 or 2 above, the consumer must also notify the manufacturer of the need for the repair of the nonconformity at the following address: Ford Motor Company 16800 Executive Plaza Drive Mail Drop 3NE-B Dearborn, MI 48126...
  • Page 258 THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU (BBB) AUTO LINE PROGRAM (U.S. ONLY) Your satisfaction is important to Ford Motor Company and to your dealer. If a warranty concern has not been resolved using the three-step procedure outlined on the first page of the Customer Assistance section, you may be eligible to participate in the BBB AUTO LINE program.
  • Page 259 (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 260 Customer Assistance If you did not take advantage of the Ford Extended Service Plan at the time of purchasing your vehicle, you may still be eligible. Since this information is subject to change, please ask your authorized dealer for complete details about Ford Extended Service Plan coverage options, or visit the Ford ESP website at
  • Page 261: Reporting Safety Defects (U.s. Only)

    If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an investigation, and if it finds that a safety defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer, or Ford Motor Company.
  • Page 262: Reporting Safety Defects (Canada Only)

    Customer Assistance To contact NHTSA, you may call the Vehicle Safety Hotline toll-free at 1–888–327–4236 (TTY: 1–800–424–9153); go to; or write to: Administrator 1200 New Jersey Avenue, Southeast Washington, D.C. 20590 You can also obtain other information about motor vehicle safety from
  • Page 263: Cleaning

    Cleaning WASHING THE EXTERIOR Wash your vehicle regularly with cool or lukewarm water and a neutral pH shampoo, such as Motorcraft Detail Wash (ZC-3-A), which is available from your authorized dealer. • Never use strong household detergents or soap, such as dish washing or laundry liquid.
  • Page 264 Cleaning WAXING • Wash the vehicle first. • Do not use waxes that contain abrasives; use Motorcraft Premium Liquid Wax (ZC-53-A), which is available from your authorized dealer, or an equivalent quality product. • Do not allow paint sealant to come in contact with any non-body (low-gloss black) colored trim, such as grained door handles, roof racks, bumpers, side moldings, mirror housings or the windshield cowl area.
  • Page 265 Cleaning ENGINE Engines are more efficient when they are clean because grease and dirt buildup keep the engine warmer than normal. When washing: • Take care when using a power washer to clean the engine. The high-pressure fluid could penetrate the sealed parts and cause damage.
  • Page 266 Cleaning 3.0L V6 DURATEC ENGINE PLASTIC (NON-PAINTED) EXTERIOR PARTS Use only approved products to clean plastic parts. These products are available from your authorized dealer. • For routine cleaning, use Motorcraft Detail Wash (ZC-3-A). • If tar or grease spots are present, use Motorcraft Bug and Tar Remover (ZC-42).
  • Page 267 Cleaning • The wiper blades can be cleaned with isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol or Motorcraft Premium Windshield Washer Concentrate (ZC-32-A), available from your authorized dealer. This washer fluid contains special solution in addition to alcohol which helps to remove the hot wax deposited on the wiper blade and windshield from automated car wash facilities.
  • Page 268 Cleaning If a staining liquid like coffee/juice has been spilled on the instrument panel or on interior trim surfaces, clean as follows: 1. Wipe up spilled liquid using a clean, white, cotton cloth. 2. Apply Motorcraft Deluxe Leather and Vinyl Cleaner (ZC-11-A) [In Canada use Motorcraft Multi-Purpose Cleaner (CXC-101)] to the wiped area and spread around evenly.
  • Page 269 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;...
  • Page 270 Cleaning Motorcraft Detail Wash (ZC-3-A) Motorcraft Dusting Cloth (ZC-24) Motorcraft Engine Shampoo and Degreaser (U.S. only) (ZC-20) Motorcraft Engine Shampoo (Canada only) (CXC-66-A) Motorcraft Multi-Purpose Cleaner (Canada only) (CXC-101) Motorcraft Premium Glass Cleaner (Canada only) (CXC-100) Motorcraft Premium Liquid Wax (ZC-53-A) Motorcraft Premium Windshield Washer Concentrate (U.S.
  • Page 271: Maintenance And Specifications

    Maintenance and Specifications SERVICE RECOMMENDATIONS To help you service your vehicle, we provide scheduled maintenance information which makes tracking routine service easy. If your vehicle requires professional service, your authorized dealer can provide the necessary parts and service. Check your Warranty Guide/Customer Information Guide to find out which parts and services are covered.
  • Page 272 Maintenance and Specifications Working with the engine on • Automatic transmission: 1. Set the parking brake and shift to P (Park). 2. Block the wheels. • Manual transmission: 1. Set the parking brake, press and hold the clutch pedal, place the gearshift in N (Neutral), and release the clutch pedal.
  • Page 273: Engine Compartment

    Maintenance and Specifications IDENTIFYING COMPONENTS IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT 2.5L I4 engine 1. Engine coolant reservoir 2. Engine oil filler cap 3. Automatic transmission dipstick (if equipped) 4. Brake/Clutch fluid reservoir 5. Air filter assembly 6. Power distribution box 7. Battery 8.
  • Page 274 Maintenance and Specifications 3.0L V6 Duratec engine 1. Engine coolant reservoir 2. Air filter assembly 3. Brake fluid reservoir 4. Automatic transmission fluid dipstick 5. Power distribution box 6. Battery 7. Coolant bleed valve 8. Engine oil dipstick 9. Engine oil filler cap 10.
  • Page 275 In very cold weather, do not fill the reservoir completely. Only use a washer fluid that meets Ford specifications. Do not use any special washer fluid such as windshield water repellent type fluid or bug wash. They may cause squeaking, chatter noise, streaking and smearing.
  • Page 276 Maintenance and Specifications CHANGING THE WIPER BLADES 1. Pull the wiper blade and arm away from the glass. 2. Squeeze the locking tabs to release the blade from the arm and pull the blade away from the arm to remove it. 3.
  • Page 277: Engine Oil

    Maintenance and Specifications Changing rear window wiper blade The rear wiper arm is designed without a service position. This reduces the risk of damage to the blade in an automatic car wash. To replace the wiper blade: 1. Grab the wiper arm with one hand close to the arm/blade joint and pull it as far away from the glass as possible.
  • Page 278 Maintenance and Specifications 5. Locate and carefully remove the engine oil level dipstick. • 2.5L I4 engine • 3.0L V6 Duratec engine 6. Wipe the dipstick clean. Insert the dipstick fully, then remove it again. • If the oil level is within the lower and upper holes or lower and upper lines, the oil level is acceptable.
  • Page 279 Maintenance and Specifications • 3.0L V6 Duratec engine • If required, add engine oil to the engine. Refer to Adding engine oil in this chapter. • Do not overfill the engine with oil. Oil levels above the upper hole or upper line may cause engine damage. If the engine is overfilled, some oil must be removed from the engine by an authorized dealer.
  • Page 280 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 281: Battery

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

    Maintenance and Specifications • Always dispose of automotive batteries in a responsible manner. Follow your local authorized standards for disposal. Call your local authorized recycling center to find out more about recycling automotive batteries. RECYCLE ENGINE COOLANT Checking engine coolant The concentration and level of engine coolant should be checked at the intervals listed in scheduled maintenance information.
  • Page 284 Maintenance product specifications and capacities in this chapter. Note: Use of Motorcraft Cooling System Stop Leak Pellets or an equivalent product meeting Ford specification WSS-M99B37-B6, may darken the color of Motorcraft Premium Gold Engine Coolant from yellow to golden tan.
  • Page 285 Maintenance and Specifications • 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 Coolant or any orange-colored extended life product such as DEX-COOL brand with your factory filled coolant can result in degraded corrosion protection.
  • Page 286 Recycled engine coolant Ford Motor Company does NOT recommend the use of recycled engine coolant since a Ford-approved recycling process is not yet available. Used engine coolant should be disposed of in an appropriate manner.
  • Page 287 Maintenance and Specifications • Increased engine coolant concentrations above 60% will decrease the overheat protection characteristics of the engine coolant and may cause engine damage. • Refer to the chart on the coolant container to ensure the coolant concentration in your vehicle will provide adequate freeze protection at the temperatures in which you drive in the winter months.
  • Page 288 Maintenance and Specifications When this occurs the vehicle will still operate. However: • The engine power will be limited. • The air conditioning system will be disabled. Continued operation will increase the engine temperature and the engine will completely shut down, causing steering and braking effort to increase.
  • Page 289 Maintenance and Specifications WARNING: The fuel system may be under pressure. If you hear a hissing sound near the fuel filler door (Easy Fuel™ “no cap” fuel system), do not refuel until the sound stops. Otherwise, fuel may spray out, which could cause serious personal injury. WARNING: Automotive fuels can cause serious injury or death if misused or mishandled.
  • Page 290 Maintenance and Specifications • Be particularly careful if you are taking “Antabuse” or other forms of disulfiram for the treatment of alcoholism. Breathing gasoline vapors, or skin contact could cause an adverse reaction. In sensitive individuals, serious personal injury or sickness may result. If fuel is splashed on the skin, promptly wash skin thoroughly with soap and water.
  • Page 291 Maintenance and Specifications Easy Fuel™ “no cap” fuel system Your fuel tank is equipped with an Easy Fuel™ “no cap” fuel filler system. This allows you to simply open the fuel filler door and insert the fuel filler nozzle into the fuel system. The Easy Fuel™ system is self-sealing and protected against dust, dirt, water and snow/ice.
  • Page 292 Maintenance and Specifications WARNING: The fuel system may be under pressure. If you hear a hissing sound near the fuel filler door (Easy Fuel™ “no cap” fuel system), do not refuel until the sound stops. Otherwise, fuel may spray out, which could cause serious personal injury. Choosing the right fuel Use only UNLEADED fuel or UNLEADED fuel blended with a maximum of 10% ethanol.
  • Page 293 Ask your fuel supplier about gasolines that meet the World-Wide Fuel Charter. Cleaner air Ford endorses the use of reformulated “cleaner-burning” gasolines to improve air quality, per the recommendations in the Choosing the right fuel section. Running out of fuel Avoid running out of fuel because this situation may have an adverse effect on powertrain components.
  • Page 294 Maintenance and Specifications Refilling with a portable fuel container With the Easy Fuel™ “no cap” fuel system, use the following directions when filling from a portable fuel container: WARNING: Do not insert the nozzle of portable fuel containers or aftermarket funnels into the Easy Fuel™ system. This could damage the fuel system and its seal, and may cause fuel to run onto the ground instead of filling the tank, which could result in serious personal injury.
  • Page 295 Maintenance and Specifications 4. When done, clean the funnel or properly dispose of it. Extra funnels can be purchased from your authorized dealer if you choose to dispose of the funnel. Do not use aftermarket funnels; they will not work with the Easy Fuel™...
  • Page 296 Maintenance and Specifications • 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. Calculating fuel economy 1.
  • Page 297 Maintenance and Specifications • Slow down gradually. • Driving at reasonable speeds (traveling at 55 mph [88 km/h] uses 15% less fuel than traveling at 65 mph [105 km/h]). • Revving the engine before turning it off may reduce fuel economy. •...
  • Page 298 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 299 Maintenance and Specifications An improperly operating or damaged exhaust system may allow exhaust to enter the vehicle. Have a damaged or improperly operating exhaust system inspected and repaired immediately. WARNING: Exhaust leaks may result in entry of harmful and potentially lethal fumes into the passenger compartment. Do not make any unauthorized changes to your vehicle or engine.
  • Page 300 Maintenance and Specifications If the service engine soon indicator remains on, have your vehicle serviced at the first available opportunity. Although some malfunctions detected by the OBD-II may not have symptoms that are apparent, continued driving with the service engine soon indicator on can result in increased emissions, lower fuel economy, reduced engine and transmission smoothness, and lead to more costly repairs.
  • Page 301 Maintenance and Specifications BRAKE/CLUTCH FLUID Brake and clutch systems are supplied from the same reservoir. The fluid level will drop slowly as the brakes wear, and will rise when the brake components are replaced. Fluid levels between the MIN and MAX lines are within the normal operating range;...
  • Page 302 Maintenance and Specifications 6. Install the dipstick making sure it is fully seated in the filler tube. 7. Remove the dipstick and inspect the fluid level. The fluid should be in the crosshatch zone for normal operating temperature. Low fluid level Do not drive the vehicle if the fluid level is at the bottom of the dipstick and the outside temperatures are...
  • Page 303: Air Filter(S)

    7. Add enough fluid through the filler opening so that the fluid level is at the bottom of the opening. 8. Install and tighten the fill plug securely. Use only fluid that meets Ford specifications. Refer to the Maintenance product specifications and capacities section in this chapter. AIR FILTER Refer to scheduled maintenance information for the appropriate intervals for changing the air filter element.
  • Page 304 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. 1. Release the clamps that secure the air filter housing cover. •...
  • Page 305: 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.
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  • Page 309: Engine Data

    Maintenance and Specifications ENGINE DATA 3.0L DOHC V6 Duratec Engine 2.5L I4 engine engine Cubic inches Required fuel 87 octane 87 octane Firing order 1-3-4-2 1-4-2-5-3-6 Ignition system Coil on plug Coil on plug 0.049–0.053 inch 0.045–0.049 inch Spark plug gap (1.25–1.35mm) (1.15–1.25mm) Compression...
  • Page 310 Maintenance and Specifications IDENTIFYING YOUR VEHICLE Safety Compliance Certification Label The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Regulations require that a Safety Compliance Certification Label be affixed to a vehicle and prescribe where the Safety Compliance Certification Label may be located. The Safety Compliance Certification Label is located on the structure (B-Pillar) by the trailing edge of the driver’s...
  • Page 311 Maintenance and Specifications The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) contains the following information: 1. World manufacturer identifier 2. Brake system / Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) / Restraint System 3. Vehicle line, series, body type 4. Engine type 5. Check digit 6.
  • Page 312: 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 313 Accessories Lifestyle Ash cup/ smoker’s package Cargo management accessories Cross bars Trailer hitches, wiring harnesses and accessories Peace of mind Mobile-Ease™ hands-free communication system Remote start system Vehicle security system Wheel locks For maximum vehicle performance, keep the following information in mind when adding accessories or equipment to your vehicle: •...
  • Page 314: Index

    Index Auxiliary power point ....62 Axle Accessory delay ......64 lubricant specifications ..306 refill capacities ......306 AdvanceTrac ......204 Air cleaner filter ....303, 305 Air conditioning Battery ........281 automatic temperature acid, treating emergencies ..281 control system ......41 jumping a disabled battery ..247 manual heating and air maintenance-free ....281 conditioning system ....38...
  • Page 315 Index LATCH ........150 Ford Extended Service Plan ..........259 recommendations ....144 Getting assistance outside the Child safety seats - booster U.S. and Canada .....260 seats ...........156 Getting roadside assistance ...226 Getting the service you Cleaning your vehicle need .........255 engine compartment ....265 Ordering additional owner’s...
  • Page 316 Index lubrication specifications ..306 quality ........293 refill capacities ......306 running out of fuel ..247, 293 service points ....273–274 safety information relating to starting after a collision ..228 automotive fuels .....288 Engine block heater ....200 Fuses ........228–229 Engine oil ........277 checking and adding ....277 dipstick ........277 filter, specifications ..280, 305 Gas cap (see Fuel cap) ....291...
  • Page 317 Index Inspection/maintenance (I/M) Locks testing ........300 autolock .......87, 89 childproof ........91 Instrument panel doors ..........87 cleaning ........267 cluster ........12 Lubricant specifications ...306 lighting up panel and Lug nuts ........246 interior ........47 Luggage rack .......82 Jump-starting your vehicle ..247 Manual transmission ....215 fluid capacities ......306 fluid, checking and adding ..303 lubricant specifications ..306...
  • Page 318 Index Parts (see Motorcraft parts) ..305 Passenger Occupant Safety belts (see Safety Classification Sensor ....114 restraints) ..113, 116, 118–120 Power distribution box Safety Canopy ...136–137, 139 (see Fuses) .......232 Safety defects, Power door locks ......87 reporting ......261–262 Safety Power mirrors ......65 restraints ...113, 116, 118–120 Power point .........62 Belt-Minder ......122...
  • Page 319 Index Special notice Towing ........189 ambulance conversions ....8 recreational towing ....194 utility-type vehicles ....8 trailer towing ......189 wrecker ........253 Specification chart, lubricants ........306 Transmission Speed control ......66 automatic operation ....211 brake-shift interlock (BSI) ..211 Starting your fluid, checking and adding vehicle ......196–197, 199 (automatic) ......301 jump starting ......247...
  • Page 320 Index Windshield washer fluid and liftgate reservoir .....275 wipers ..........57 replacing wiper blades ...276–277 checking and adding fluid ..275 Wrecker towing ......253...