AM/FM stereo with CDX6/MP3
Windshield wiper/washer control
Steering wheel adjustment
2010 MKX (mkx)
Owners Guide (own2002), 1st Printing
USA (fus)
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    Lights Headlamps Turn signal control Bulb replacement Driver Controls Windshield wiper/washer control Steering wheel adjustment Power windows Mirrors Speed control Locks and Security Keys Locks Anti-theft system 2010 MKX (mkx) Owners Guide (own2002), 1st Printing USA (fus) Table of Contents...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Seating and Safety Restraints Seating Safety restraints Airbags Child restraints Tires, Wheels and Loading Tire information Tire inflation Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Vehicle loading Trailer towing Recreational towing Driving Starting Brakes AdvanceTrac Transmission operation Reverse sensing system Roadside Emergencies Getting roadside assistance Hazard flasher control...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Cleaning Maintenance and Specifications Engine compartment Engine oil Battery Engine coolant Fuel information Air filter(s) Part numbers Maintenance product specifications and capacities Engine data Accessories Ford Extended Service Plan Index All rights reserved. Reproduction by any means, electronic or mechanical including photocopying, recording or by any information storage and retrieval system or translation in whole or part is not permitted without written authorization from Ford Motor Company.

  • Page 4: Introduction

    Introduction CONGRATULATIONS Congratulations on acquiring your new Lincoln. Please take the time to get well acquainted with your vehicle by reading this handbook. The more you know and understand about your vehicle, the greater the safety and pleasure you will derive from driving it.

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    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.

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    Introduction Do not add friction modifier compounds or special break-in oils since these additives may prevent piston ring seating. See Engine oil in the Maintenance and Specifications chapter for more information on oil usage. SPECIAL NOTICES New Vehicle Limited Warranty For a detailed description of what is covered and what is not covered by your vehicle’s New Vehicle Limited Warranty, refer to the Warranty Guide/Customer Information Guide that is provided to you along with...

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    DATA RECORDING Service Data Recording Service data recorders in your vehicle are capable of collecting and storing diagnostic information about your vehicle. This potentially includes information about the performance or status of various systems and modules in the vehicle, such as engine, throttle, steering or brake systems.

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    Introduction To access this information, special equipment must be directly connected to the recording modules. Ford Motor Company and Ford of Canada do not access event data recorder information without obtaining consent, unless pursuant to court order or where required by law enforcement, other government authorities or other third parties acting with lawful authority.

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    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.

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

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

  • Page 12: Instrument Cluster, Warning Lights And Chimes

    Instrument Cluster WARNING LIGHTS AND CHIMES Warning lights and gauges can alert you to a vehicle condition that may become serious enough to cause extensive repairs. A warning light may illuminate when a problem exists with one of your vehicle’s functions. Many lights will illuminate when you start your vehicle to make sure the bulbs work.

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    WARNING: Under engine misfire conditions, excessive exhaust temperatures could damage the catalytic converter, the fuel system, interior floor coverings or other vehicle components, possibly causing a fire. Powertrain malfunction/reduced power: Illuminates when a powertrain or a AWD fault has been detected.

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    Instrument Cluster Anti-lock brake system: If the ABS light stays illuminated or continues to flash, a malfunction has been detected. Contact your authorized dealer as soon as possible. Normal braking is still functional unless the brake warning light also is illuminated. Airbag readiness: If this light fails to illuminate when the ignition is turned to on, continues to flash or...

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

  • Page 16: Gauges

    Instrument Cluster Key-in-ignition warning chime: Sounds when the key is left in the ignition in the off or accessory position and the driver’s door is opened. Headlamps on warning chime: Sounds when the headlamps or parking lamps are on, the ignition is off (the key is not in the ignition) and the driver’s door is opened.

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    Engine coolant temperature gauge: Indicates engine coolant temperature. At normal operating temperature, the needle will be in the normal range (between “H” and “C”). If it enters the red section, the engine is overheating. Stop the vehicle as soon as safely possible, switch off the engine and let the engine cool.

  • Page 18: Message Center

    Instrument Cluster Trip odometer: Registers the miles (kilometers) of individual journeys. See TRIP A/B under Message center in this chapter. MESSAGE CENTER Your vehicle’s message center is capable of monitoring many vehicle systems and will alert you to potential vehicle problems and various conditions with an informational message followed by a long indicator chime.

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    Instrument Cluster MPG (L/100km) Average fuel economy displays your average fuel economy in miles/gallon or liters/100 km. If you calculate your average fuel economy by dividing distance 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: •...

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    Instrument Cluster Usually, when something affects the compass readings, the compass will correct itself after a few days of operating your vehicle in normal conditions. If the compass still appears to be inaccurate, a manual calibration may be necessary. Refer to Compass zone/calibration adjustment.

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    Instrument Cluster System check and vehicle feature customization Press SETUP repeatedly to cycle the message center through the following features: PRESS RESET FOR SYS CHECK For each of the monitored systems, the message center will indicate either an OK message or a warning message for two to four seconds. Press RESET to cycle through each of the systems being monitored.

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    Instrument Cluster Press RESET to turn autounlock on or off. POWER LIFTGATE (if equipped) This feature allows users to open/close the rear liftgate at the touch of a button. Press RESET to turn the power liftgate on or off. EASY ENTRY This feature automatically moves the driver’s seat backwards for easy exit/entry from the vehicle.

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    Instrument Cluster DRIVER DOOR AJAR — Displayed when the driver’s door is not completely closed. PASSENGER DOOR AJAR — Displayed when the passenger side door is not completely closed. REAR LEFT DOOR AJAR — Displayed when the rear left door is not completely closed.

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    Instrument Cluster CHECK COMPASS MOD — Displayed when the compass is not operating properly. If the warning stays on or continues to come on, contact your authorized dealer as soon as possible. INTKEY COULD NOT PROGRAM — Displayed when an attempt is made to program a fifth Integrated Key to the Remote Key Entry System.

  • Page 25: Entertainment Systems

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

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    Entertainment Systems THX: Your vehicle may be equipped with the THX II certified premium audio system. This system creates optimal acoustic quality for all seating positions and road conditions. The system offers an advanced speaker system, amplifier, subwoofer and equalization. 1.

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    (Phone): Your vehicle may be equipped with SYNC which has special phone features. Refer to the SYNC supplement for further information. If your vehicle is not equipped with SYNC , the display will read NO PHONE. 4. MENU: Press MENU repeatedly to scroll through the following modes: Setting the clock: Press MENU until SET HOURS, SET MINUTES and...

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    Entertainment Systems • DELETE ALL SONGS: Press OK to delete all song’s from the system’s memory. The display will read ARE YOU SURE ? Press OK to confirm deletion of all saved songs and the display will read ALL DELETED. Note: If there are no songs presently saved, the display will read NO SONGS.

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    Entertainment Systems Bass: Press to adjust the bass setting. Treble: Press to adjust the treble setting. Balance: Press to adjust the audio between the right and left speakers. Fade: Press to adjust the audio between the front and rear speakers. Speed sensitive volume: Radio volume automatically changes slightly with vehicle speed to compensate for road and wind noise.

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    Entertainment Systems In satellite radio mode (if equipped), press SEEK to seek to the next channel. If a specific category is selected, (Jazz, Rock, News, etc.), press SEEK to seek to the next channel in the selected category. Press and hold SEEK to fast seek through the next channels.

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    Entertainment Systems In TEXT MODE, press SEEK to view the previous display text when “<” is active in the display. Satellite radio is available only with a valid SIRIUS subscription. Check with your authorized dealer for availability. 12. SHUFFLE: Press to play all tracks on the current disc in random order.

  • Page 32: Auxiliary Input Jack (line In), Auxiliary Input Jack (line In)

    Entertainment Systems 16. ON/OFF/Volume: Press to turn on/off. Turn to increase/decrease volume. If the volume is set above a certain level and the ignition is turned off, the volume will come back on at a “nominal” listening level when the ignition switch is turned back on. 17.

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    Entertainment Systems Required equipment: 1. Any portable music player designed to be used with headphones 2. An audio extension cable with stereo male 1/8 in. (3.5 mm) connectors at each end To play your portable music player using the auxiliary input jack: 1.

  • Page 34: Usb Port

    Entertainment Systems 5. For safety reasons, connecting or adjusting the settings on your portable music player should not be attempted while the vehicle is moving. Also, the portable music player should be stored in a secure location, such as the center console or the glove box, when the vehicle is in motion.

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    • Station overload: When you pass a broadcast tower, a stronger signal may overtake a weaker one and play while the weak station frequency is displayed. CD/CD player care • Handle discs by their edges only. (Never touch the playing surface).

  • Page 36: Satellite Radio Information

    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.

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    SIRIUS satellite radio service: SIRIUS Satellite Radio is a subscription based satellite radio service that broadcasts music, sports, news and entertainment programming. A service fee is required in order to receive SIRIUS service. Vehicles that are equipped with a factory installed SIRIUS Satellite Radio system include: •...

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    Entertainment Systems Radio Display INVALID CHNL UNSUBSCRIBED NO TEXT NO TEXT NO TEXT Condition Channel no longer available. Subscription not available for this channel. Artist information not available. Song title information not available. Category information not available. Action Required This previously available channel is no longer available.

  • Page 39: Navigation System, Sync

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

  • Page 40: Climate Controls

    Climate Controls DUAL AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CLIMATE CONTROL WITH HEATED AND COOLED SEATS Temperature conversion: To switch between Fahrenheit and Celsius, refer to Message center in the Instrument Cluster chapter. MAX A/C setting: In order to achieve maximum cooling performance, press , A/C, , and set the temperature to 60°F (16°C) and the highest blower setting.

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    Passenger cooled seat: Press to control the passenger cooled seat. Refer to Heated and cooled seats in the Seating and Safety Restraints chapter for more information. Manual override controls: Allows you to manually select where airflow is distributed. Press to select an air distribution mode listed below.

  • Page 42: Automatic Temperature Control

    Climate Controls 13. A/C: Press to activate/deactivate air conditioning. Use with recirculated air to improve cooling performance and efficiency. Engages automatically in AUTO, 14. OFF: Outside air is shut out and the fan will not operate. 15. Driver side temperature control: Press to increase/decrease the temperature on the driver side of the vehicle in dual zone or the temperature of both the driver and passenger sides in single zone.

  • Page 43: Rear Window Defroster

    Climate Controls • Manual operation: 1. Select 2. Select A/C and (recirculated air). Use (recirculated air) with A/C to provide colder airflow. 3. Set the temperature to 60°F (16°C). 4. Set highest fan setting initially, then adjust to maintain comfort. To aid in side window defogging/demisting in cold weather: 1.

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    Climate Controls CABIN AIR FILTER The cabin air filter element is designed to reduce the concentration of airborne particles such as dust, spores and pollen in the air being supplied to the interior of the vehicle. The presence of a particulate filter element provides the following benefits: •...

  • Page 45: Lights, Headlamps

    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. Adaptive headlamps (if equipped) The headlamp beams move in the same direction as the steering wheel which provides more visibility when driving around curves.

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    Lights Fog lamp control The headlamp control also operates the fog lamps. The fog lamps can be turned on when the headlamp control is in the , or positions and the high beams are not turned on. Pull the headlamp control towards you to turn the fog lamps on.

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    WARNING: Always remember to turn on your headlamps at dusk or during inclement weather. The Daytime Running Lamp (DRL) system does not activate the tail lamps and generally may not provide adequate lighting during these conditions. Failure to activate your headlamps under these conditions may result in a collision. PANEL DIMMER CONTROL Use to adjust the brightness of the instrument panel and all applicable...

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    Lights • (1) 8 feet (2.4 meters) • (2) Center height of lamp to ground • (3) 25 feet (7.6 meters) • (4) Horizontal reference line 2. Measure the height of the headlamp bulb center from the ground and mark an 8 foot (2.4 meter) horizontal reference line on the vertical wall or screen at this height (a piece of masking tape works well).

  • Page 49: Turn Signal Control

    TURN SIGNAL CONTROL • Push down to activate the left turn signal. • Push up to activate the right turn signal. INTERIOR LAMPS Front row map lamps (if equipped) To turn on the map lamps, press the outer edge of the clear lens. The front row map lamp lights when: •...

  • Page 50: Bulb Replacement

    Lights Map/dome lamp (if equipped) The dome lamp lights when: • any door is opened, • the instrument panel dimmer switch is rotated up until the courtesy lamps come on, and • any of the remote entry controls are pressed and the ignition is off. The map lamps are activated by pressing the controls on either side of the lens.

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    Take your vehicle to dealer for service if any of the above conditions of unacceptable moisture are present. Using the right bulbs Replacement bulbs are specified in the chart below. Headlamp bulbs must be marked with an authorized “D.O.T.” for North America and an “E”...

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    Lights Replacing interior bulbs Check the operation of all bulbs frequently. Replacing headlamp bulbs Check the operation of all bulbs frequently. 1. Make sure that the headlamp control is in the off position. 2. Open the hood. 3. Reach over the front bolster. Highbeam bulb Lowbeam bulb 4.

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    6. Disconnect the electrical connector from the bulb. 7. Connect the electrical connector on the new 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.

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    Lights 6. Carefully pull the bulb out of the socket and push in the new bulb. 7. Install the bulb socket into the lamp assembly and rotate clockwise. 8. Install the bulb cover. Note: The driver side has a side access bulb cover instead of a back access bulb cover.

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    Lights 1. Make sure the headlamp switch is in the off position and then open the liftgate to expose the lamp assembly bolts. 2. Remove the two bolts from the lamp assembly. 3. Carefully remove the lamp assembly away from the vehicle by pulling the assembly straight out to expose the bulb socket.

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    Lights 3. Carefully pull the bulb straight out from the lamp assembly. Install new bulb(s) in reverse order. Replacing fog lamp bulbs 1. Make sure the fog lamp switch is in the off position. 2. From underneath the vehicle, remove the splash shield and rotate the harness/bulb assembly counterclockwise, to remove from the fog lamp.

  • Page 57: Driver Controls

    MULTI-FUNCTION LEVER Windshield wiper: Rotate the end of the control away from you to increase the speed of the wipers; rotate towards you to decrease the speed of the wipers. Speed dependent wipers: When the wiper control is on, the speed of the wipers will automatically adjust with the vehicle speed.

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    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.

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    Driver Controls ILLUMINATED VISOR MIRROR Lift the mirror cover to turn on the visor mirror lamp. Slide on rod feature The visor will slide back and forth on the rod for increased sunlight coverage. Rotate the visor towards the side window and extend it rearward for additional sunlight coverage.

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    Driver Controls CENTER CONSOLE Your vehicle may be equipped with a variety of console features. These include: 1. Cupholders 2. Tissue box holder (if equipped) (located on underside of console lid) 3. Rear power point 4. Utility compartment with a Secondary storage bin with coin holder slots (on hinges inside utility compartment), power point, AIJ...

  • Page 61: Power Windows

    To have full capacity usage of your power point, the engine is required to be running to avoid unintentional discharge of the battery. To prevent the battery from being discharged: • do not use the power point longer than necessary when the engine is not running, •...

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    Driver Controls One-touch up (front windows only) Allows the driver and passenger’s window to close fully without holding the control up. Pull the switch completely up to the second detent and release quickly. The window will close fully. Momentarily press the switch to any position to stop the window operation.

  • Page 63: Mirrors

    Window lock The window lock feature allows only the driver and front passenger to operate the power windows. To lock out all the window controls (except for the driver and front passenger) press the right side of the control. Press the left side to restore the window controls.

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    Driver Controls EXTERIOR MIRRORS Power side view mirrors WARNING: Do not adjust the mirror while the vehicle is in motion. To adjust your mirrors: 1. Rotate the control clockwise to adjust the right mirror and rotate the control counterclockwise to adjust the left mirror.

  • Page 65: Speed Control

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

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    Driver Controls Disengaging speed control Press the brake pedal to disengage the speed control. Disengaging the speed control will not erase the previous set speed. Resuming a set speed Press and release RESUME. This will automatically return the vehicle to the previously set speed.

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    Driver Controls STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS These controls allow you to operate some radio control features. Radio control features – VOL + (Volume): Press to decrease or increase the volume. (Seek): Press to select the previous/next radio station preset, CD track or satellite radio station preset depending on which media mode you are in.

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    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 VOL + or −...

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    Driver Controls The panoramic Vista Roof™ and power sunshade are equipped with an automatic, one-touch, express opening feature. To stop motion at any time during the one-touch operation, press the control a second time. To open power sunshades and panoramic Vista Roof™: Press and release the control to open the sunshade.

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    Driver Controls UNIVERSAL GARAGE DOOR OPENER (IF EQUIPPED) The appearance of your vehicle’s universal garage door opener will vary according to your option package. Before programing, make sure your transmitter matches the graphic in the procedure. HomeLink Car2U Home Automation System HomeLink Wireless Control System (if equipped) The HomeLink Wireless Control...

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    Driver Controls detect an object, signaling the door to stop and reverse, does not meet current U.S. federal safety standards. For more information, contact HomeLink at: or 1–800–355–3515. Retain the original transmitter for use in other vehicles as well as for future programming procedures (i.e.

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    Driver Controls 4. At the garage door opener receiver (motor-head unit) in the garage, locate the “learn” or “smart” button (usually near where the hanging antenna wire is attached to the unit). 5. Firmly press and release the “learn” or “smart” button. (The name and color of the button may vary by manufacturer.) Note: There are 30 seconds in which to initiate Step 6.

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

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    Driver Controls Car2U Home Automation System (if equipped) The Car2U Home Automation System is a universal transmitter located in the driver’s visor that includes two primary features – a garage door opener and a platform for remote activation of devices within the home.

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    • Fixed code garage door openers were produced prior to 1996. Fixed code uses the same coded signal every time. It is manually programmed by setting DIP switches for a unique personal code. If you do not know if your garage door opener is a rolling code or fixed code device, open your garage door opener’s remote control battery...

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    Driver Controls 2. Go to the garage to locate the garage door opener motor and its “learn” button. You may need a ladder to reach the unit and you may need to remove the unit’s cover or light lens to locate the “learn” button.

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    Note: The Car2U system allows for three devices to be programmed. If you need to change or replace any of the three devices after it has been initially programmed, it is necessary to erase the current settings using the Erasing the Car2U Home Automation System buttons procedure and then programming all of the devices being used.

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    Driver Controls 3. To input these positions into the Car2U system, simultaneously press all three Car2U system buttons for a few seconds and then release to put the device into programming mode. The indicator lights will blink slowly. Within 2.5 minutes enter your corresponding DIP switch settings from left to right into your Car2U system by pressing and releasing the buttons corresponding to the settings you circled.

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    Driver Controls To erase programming on the Car2U system (individual buttons cannot be erased), use the following procedure: 1. Firmly press the two outside Car2U system buttons simultaneously for approximately 20 seconds until the indicator lights begin to blink rapidly. The indicator lights are located directly above the buttons.

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    Driver Controls Opening and Closing the power liftgate: WARNING: Make sure all persons are clear of the power liftgate area before using the power liftgate control. WARNING: Keep keys out of reach of children. Do not allow children to play near an open or moving power liftgate. The liftgate will only operate with the vehicle in P (Park).

  • Page 81

    Driver Controls The power liftgate feature can be enabled or disabled using the message center controls. With the setting turned off, power operation is disabled from the liftgate handle button and from the rear cargo area button. The integrated keyhead transmitter and instrument panel switch will still continue to operate the liftgate regardless of the position state of the message center.

  • Page 82

    Driver Controls To power close the liftgate with the rear cargo area control button: Press and release the control on the left rear quarter panel to close the liftgate. Note: The rear cargo area control button is disabled when the liftgate is latched.

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    Resetting the power liftgate: The power liftgate may not operate properly and may need to be reset if any of these conditions occur: • a low voltage or dead battery • disconnected battery • the liftgate is manually closed and left ajar (unlatched) To reset the power liftgate: 1.

  • Page 84

    Driver Controls WARNING: Make sure that the liftgate is closed to prevent exhaust fumes from being drawn into the vehicle. This will also prevent passengers and cargo from falling out. If you must drive with the liftgate door open, keep the vehicle well ventilated so outside air comes into the vehicle.

  • Page 85

    Cargo net (if equipped) The cargo net secures lightweight objects in the cargo area. Attach the net to the loops and anchors provided. WARNING: This net is not designed to restrain objects during a collision. Utility hook The utility hook can be used to hang small items such as grocery bags, etc.

  • Page 86

    Driver Controls ROOF RACK SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED) Loads should never be placed directly on the roof panel. For proper function of the roof rack system, loads must be placed directly on crossbars affixed to the roof rack side rails. Your vehicle may be equipped with factory-installed crossbars.

  • Page 87: Locks And Security, Keys

    Locks and Security KEYS Your vehicle is equipped with two Integrated Keyhead Transmitters (IKTs). The IKT functions as both a programmed ignition key that operates all the locks and starts the vehicle, and the transmitter portion functions as the remote entry transmitter.

  • Page 88: Locks

    Locks and Security POWER DOOR LOCKS • Press the control to unlock all doors. • Press the control to lock all doors. Smart locks This feature helps to prevent you from locking yourself out of the vehicle if your key is still in the ignition. When you open one of the front doors or the liftgate and you lock the vehicle with the power door lock control (on the driver or passenger door trim panel), all the doors will lock, then all doors will automatically...

  • Page 89

    Locks and Security Deactivating/activating autolock feature Your vehicle comes with the autolock features activated; there are four methods to enable/disable this feature: • Through your authorized dealer, • by using a power door unlock/lock procedure, • using a keypad procedure, or •...

  • Page 90

    Locks and Security Keyless entry keypad autolock enable/disable procedure 1. Turn the ignition to the off position. 2. Close all the doors. 3. Enter factory–set 5–digit entry code. 4. Press and hold the 3 • 4. While holding the 3 • 4 press the 7 • 8. 5.

  • Page 91

    Locks and Security Power door lock switch autounlock enable/disable procedure Before starting, ensure the ignition is in the off position and all vehicle doors are closed. You must complete Steps 1–5 within 30 seconds or the procedure will have to be repeated. If the procedure needs to be repeated, wait a minimum of 30 seconds before beginning again.

  • Page 92

    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 93

    The IKT allows you to: • remotely unlock the vehicle doors. • remotely lock all the vehicle doors. • remotely open the power liftgate. • activate the personal alarm. • arm and disarm the perimeter anti-theft system. • operate the illuminated entry feature.

  • Page 94

    Locks and Security Opening front windows and panoramic roof (if equipped) You can open the vehicle’s windows, and (if equipped) vent the panoramic roof by using the Power windows in the Driver Controls chapter for more information. Locking the doors 1.

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    Locks and Security Sounding a panic alarm Press to activate the alarm. The horn will sound and the turn lamps will flash for a maximum of three minutes. Press again or turn the ignition to the on position to deactivate, or wait for the alarm to time out in three minutes.

  • Page 96

    Locks and Security 3. A tone will be heard when the deactivation is complete. 4. Repeat this procedure for another Integrated Keyhead Transmitter if desired. Replacing the battery The Integrated Keyhead Transmitter uses one coin type three-volt lithium battery CR2032 or equivalent. To replace the battery: 1.

  • Page 97

    Locks and Security Illuminated entry The interior lamps and puddle lamps (if equipped) illuminate when the Integrated Keyhead Transmitter or the keyless entry system keypad is used to unlock the door(s). The illuminated entry system will turn off the interior lights if: •...

  • Page 98

    Locks and Security to be repeated. If the procedure needs to be repeated, wait a minimum of 30 seconds before beginning again. 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.

  • Page 99

    • The battery saver will shut off the headlamps 10 minutes after the ignition has been turned to the off position. SECURICODE™ KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM You can use the keyless entry keypad to: • lock or unlock the doors without using a key.

  • Page 100: Anti-theft System

    Locks and Security Erasing personal code 1. Enter the factory set 5–digit code. 2. Within five seconds, press the 1 • 2 on the keypad and release. 3. Press and hold the 1 • 2 for two seconds. This must be done within five seconds of completing Step 2.

  • Page 101

    Standard SecuriLock keys without remote entry transmitter functionality can also be purchased from your authorized dealer if desired. The authorized dealer can program your spare IKTs to your vehicle or you can program the IKTs yourself. Refer to Programming spare keys for instructions on how to program the coded key. Note: The SecuriLock passive anti-theft system is not compatible with non-Ford aftermarket remote start systems.

  • Page 102

    Locks and Security Automatic arming The vehicle is armed immediately after switching the ignition to the off position. The theft indicator will flash every two seconds to act as a theft deterrent when the vehicle is armed. Automatic disarming The vehicle is disarmed immediately after the ignition is turned to the on position.

  • Page 103

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

  • Page 104

    Locks and Security If the key has been successfully programmed it will start the vehicle’s engine and will operate the remote entry system (if the new key is an Integrated Keyhead Transmitter). The theft indicator light will illuminate for three seconds and then go out to indicate successful programming. If the key was not successfully programmed, it will not start your vehicle’s engine and/or will not operate the remote entry features.

  • Page 105

    • Press the driver or passenger interior door lock control while the door is open, then close the door. • Press the 7 • 8 and 9 • 0 controls on the keyless entry pad (if equipped) at the same time to lock the doors (driver’s door must be closed).

  • Page 106

    Locks and Security Triggering the anti-theft system The armed system will be triggered if: • Any door, the hood or the liftgate is opened without using the door key, keypad or the remote entry transmitter portion of your IKT. • The ignition is turned to the on position with an invalid SecuriLock key or IKT.

  • Page 107: Seating And Safety Restraints, Seating

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

  • Page 108

    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 lock/release button and pushing down on the head restraint.

  • Page 109

    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. Insert and push a tool, such as a large paper clip, into the pin hole located on the side of the guide sleeve and press the lock/release button, then pull the head restraint...

  • Page 110

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

  • Page 111

    Seating and Safety Restraints The control is located on the outboard side of the seat cushion. Press the switch in the direction of the arrows to move the seat forward, backward, up or down. Tilt Function Move the switch in the direction of the arrows to tilt the seat forward or backward.

  • Page 112

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

  • Page 113

    Heated and cooled seats Heated seats 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. The seat heater may cause burns even at low temperatures, especially if used for long periods of time.

  • Page 114

    Seating and Safety Restraints If the engine falls below 350 RPMs while the cooled seats are on, the feature will turn itself off and will need to be reactivated. Climate controlled seats air filter replacement The climate controlled seat system includes air filters that must be replaced periodically.

  • Page 115

    Seating and Safety Restraints To install a filter: 1. First, position the filter in it’s housing making sure that the far forward end is all the way up in the housing. 2. Push in on the center of the outside edge of the filter and rotate up into the housing until it clips into position.

  • Page 116

    Seating and Safety Restraints Folding down the 60/40 rear seats Note: The head restraints should be placed in the full down position before folding the seatback down. Note: Ensure that no objects such as books, purses, or briefcases are on the floor in front of, on or under the second row seat cushion before actuating the release lever to cycle the seats to the load-floor position.

  • Page 117

    Press and hold the control mechanism to lower the seatback. The top portion lowers the right (40%) seatback, and the bottom portion lowers the left (60%) seatback. Returning the 2nd row seatback to the upright position WARNING: Before returning the seatback to its original position, make sure that cargo or any objects are not trapped behind the seatback.

  • Page 118

    Seating and Safety Restraints Seat-mounted armrest and cupholders Your vehicle is equipped with a rear seat armrest. To fold the armrest down, release the latch located on the seatback by pressing down and pulling forward. To access the cup holders, lift up one of the slotted areas on the cover.

  • Page 119

    Rear 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. The seat heater may cause burns even at low temperatures, especially if used for long periods of time.

  • Page 120: 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 121

    longitudinal deceleration. The pretensioners are designed to activate in frontal and near-frontal collisions, and in rollovers and side collisions when the Safety Canopy is activated. Driver and passenger dual-stage airbag supplemental restraints The dual-stage airbags offer the capability to tailor the level of airbag inflation energy.

  • Page 122

    Seating and Safety Restraints WARNING: Always transport children 12 years old and under in the back seat and always properly use appropriate child restraints. The front passenger sensing system can automatically turn off the front passenger airbag and passenger seat-mounted side airbag. The system is designed to help protect small (child size) occupants from frontal airbag deployments when they are seated or restrained in the front passenger seat contrary to proper child-seating or restraint usage...

  • Page 123

    The Restraints Control Module (RCM) monitors its own internal circuits and the circuits for the airbag supplemental restraints, crash sensor(s), safety belt pretensioners, front safety belt buckle sensors, driver seat position sensor, and front passenger sensing system. In addition, the RCM also monitors the restraints warning light in the instrument cluster.

  • Page 124

    Seating and Safety Restraints WARNING: In a rollover crash, an unbelted person is significantly more likely to die than a person wearing a seat belt. WARNING: Each seating position in your vehicle has a specific safety belt assembly which is made up of one buckle and one tongue that are designed to be used as a pair.

  • Page 125

    2. To unfasten, press the release button and remove the tongue from the buckle. All restraints in the vehicle are combination lap and shoulder belts. While you are fastened in the safety belt, the combination lap/shoulder belt adjusts to your movement. However, if you brake hard, turn hard, or if your vehicle receives an impact of 5 mph (8 km/h) or more, the safety belt will become locked and help reduce your forward movement.

  • Page 126

    Seating and Safety Restraints Webbing extraction sensitive mode The webbing sensitive locking mode locks the webbing and prevents more belt from being pulled out if the belt is pulled out too quickly. The belt will unlock when you stop pulling on it. Automatic locking mode How to use the automatic locking mode •...

  • Page 127

    How to disengage the automatic locking mode WARNING: Ford Motor Company recommends that all passenger safety belt assemblies and attaching hardware should be inspected by an authorized dealer after any collision to verify that the automatic locking retractor feature for child seats is still working properly.

  • Page 128

    Seating and Safety Restraints WARNING: Position the safety belt height adjusters so that the belt rests across the middle of your shoulder. Failure to adjust the safety belt properly could reduce the effectiveness of the safety belt and increase the risk of injury in a collision. Second row comfort guide The second row outboard lap/shoulder belt is equipped with a...

  • Page 129

    WARNING: Position the safety belt comfort guide so that the belt rests across the middle of your shoulder. Failure to adjust the safety belt properly could reduce the effectiveness of the safety belt and increase the risk of injury in a collision. Safety belt extension assembly If the safety belt is too short when fully extended, there is an 8 inch (20 cm) safety belt extension assembly that can be added (part number...

  • Page 130

    Seating and Safety Restraints Belt-Minder The Belt-Minder feature is a supplemental warning to the safety belt warning function. This feature provides additional reminders by intermittently sounding a chime and illuminating the safety belt warning light in the instrument cluster when the driver’s and front passenger’s safety belt is unbuckled.

  • Page 131

    If... The driver’s or front passenger’s safety belt becomes unbuckled for approximately one minute while the vehicle is traveling at least 3 mph (5 km/h) and more than 1-2 minutes have elapsed since the ignition switch has been turned to on... The following are reasons most often given for not wearing safety belts (All statistics based on U.S.

  • Page 132

    Seating and Safety Restraints Reasons given... “Traffic is light” “Belts wrinkle my clothes” “The people I’m with don’t wear belts” “I have an airbag” “I’d rather be thrown clear” WARNING: Do not sit on top of a buckled safety belt or insert a latchplate into the buckle to avoid the Belt-Minder chime.

  • Page 133

    Deactivating/activating the Belt-Minder feature The driver and front passenger Belt-Minder are deactivated/activated independently. When deactivating/activating one seating position, do not buckle the other position as this will terminate the process. Read Steps 1 - 4 thoroughly before proceeding with the deactivation/activation programming procedure.

  • Page 134: Airbags

    Seating and Safety Restraints 4. Within approximately seven seconds of the light turning off, buckle then unbuckle the safety belt. • This will disable the Belt-Minder feature for that seating position if it is currently enabled. As confirmation, the safety belt warning light will flash four times per second for three seconds.

  • Page 135

    WARNING: All occupants of the vehicle, including the driver, should always properly wear their safety belts, even when an air bag supplemental restraint system (SRS) is provided. WARNING: When possible, all children 12 years old and under should be properly restrained in a rear seating position. WARNING: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recommends a minimum distance of at least 10 inches (25 cm) between an occupant’s chest and the driver airbag module.

  • Page 136

    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 137

    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 (to lubricate the bag) or sodium compounds (e.g., baking soda) that result from the combustion process that inflates the airbag.

  • Page 138

    Seating and Safety Restraints • a readiness light and tone • and the electrical wiring which connects the components • Side curtain airbag system. Refer to Safety Canopy system later in this chapter. • Front passenger sensing system. Refer to Front passenger sensing system later in this chapter.

  • Page 139

    The front passenger sensing system will turn off the passenger seatmounted 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 disabled.

  • Page 140

    Seating and Safety Restraints • Have the person sit upright in the seat, centered on the seat cushion, with the person’s legs comfortably extended. • 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.

  • Page 141

    The front passenger sensing system may detect small or medium objects placed on the seat cushion. For most objects that are in the front passenger seat, the passenger airbag will be disabled. Even though the passenger airbag is disabled, the pass airbag off lamp may or may not be illuminated according to the table below.

  • Page 142

    Seating and Safety Restraints WARNING: To reduce the risk of possible serious injury: Do not stow objects in seat back map pocket (if equipped) or hang objects off seat back if a child is in the front passenger seat. Do not place objects underneath the front passenger seat or between the seat and the center console (if equipped).

  • Page 143

    WARNING: Any alteration/modification to the front passenger seat may affect the performance of the front passenger sensing system. Determining if the system is operational The supplemental restraint system uses a warning indicator light in the instrument cluster or a back-up tone to indicate the condition of the system.

  • Page 144

    Seating and Safety Restraints WARNING: Do not attempt to service, repair, or modify the airbag SRS, its fuses or the seat cover on a seat containing an airbag. Contact your authorized dealer as soon as possible. WARNING: All occupants of the vehicle should always wear their safety belts even when an airbag SRS is provided.

  • Page 145

    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 146

    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 147

    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. These recommended testing procedures help reduce the risk of injuries related to the deployment of side airbags (including the Safety...

  • Page 148

    Seating and Safety Restraints The Safety Canopy system is designed to activate when the vehicle sustains lateral deceleration sufficient to cause the side crash sensor to close an electrical circuit that initiates Safety Canopy inflation or when a certain likelihood of a rollover event is detected by the rollover sensor. The Safety Canopy is mounted to roof side-rail sheet metal, behind the headliner, above each row of seats.

  • Page 149: Child Restraints

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

  • Page 150

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

  • Page 151

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

  • Page 152

    Seating and Safety Restraints Recommendations for attaching child safety restraints for children Child straint Weight Type Rear fac- Up to ing child 48 lb seat (21 kg) Forward Up to facing 48 lb child seat (21 kg) Forward Over facing 48 lb child seat (21 kg)

  • Page 153

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

  • Page 154

    Seating and Safety Restraints Transporting children Always make sure your child is secured properly in a device that is appropriate for their age, height and weight. All children are shaped differently. The child height, age and weight thresholds provided are recommendations or the minimum requirements of law.

  • Page 155

    SAFETY SEATS FOR CHILDREN Infant and/or toddler seats Use a safety seat that is recommended for the size and weight of the child. When installing a child safety seat: • Review and follow the information presented in the Airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS) section in this chapter.

  • Page 156

    Seating and Safety Restraints • Place vehicle seat back in upright position. • Put the safety belt in the automatic locking mode. Refer to step 5 below. This vehicle does not require the use of a locking clip. WARNING: Depending on where you secure a child restraint, and depending on the child restraint design, you may block access to certain safety belt buckle assemblies and/or LATCH lower anchors, rendering those features potentially unusable.

  • Page 157

    Seating and Safety Restraints 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. Be sure the belt webbing is not twisted. 4. Insert the belt tongue into the proper buckle (the buckle closest to the direction the tongue is coming from) for that seating position until...

  • Page 158

    Seating and Safety Restraints 8. Remove remaining slack from the belt. Force the seat down with extra weight, e.g., by pressing down or kneeling on the child restraint while pulling up on the shoulder belt in order to force slack from the belt. This is necessary to remove the remaining slack that will exist once the additional weight of the child is...

  • Page 159

    method eliminates the need to use safety belts to attach the child seat, however the safety belt can still be used to attach the child seat. For forward-facing child seats, the top tether strap must also be attached to the proper top tether anchor, if a top tether strap has been provided with your child seat.

  • Page 160

    Seating and Safety Restraints WARNING: Depending on where you secure a child restraint, and depending on the child restraint design, you may block access to certain safety belt buckle assemblies and/or LATCH lower anchors, rendering those features potentially unusable. To avoid risk of injury, occupants should only use seating positions where they are able to be properly restrained.

  • Page 161

    Combining safety belt and LATCH lower anchors for attaching child safety seats When used in combination, either the safety belt or the LATCH lower anchors may be attached first, provided a proper installation is achieved. Attach the tether strap afterward, if included with the child seat. Refer to Recommendations for attaching child safety restraints for children in this chapter.

  • Page 162

    Seating and Safety Restraints For vehicles with adjustable head restraints, route the tether strap under the head restraint and between the head restraint posts, , otherwise route the tether strap over the top of the head restraint. If the top of the safety seat hits the adjustable head restraint, raise the head restraint to let the child seat fit further rearward.

  • Page 163

    Although the lap/shoulder belt will provide some protection, children who have outgrown a typical child seat are still too small for lap/shoulder belts to fit properly, and wearing an improperly fitted vehicle safety belt could increase the risk of serious injury in a crash. 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.

  • Page 164

    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 165

    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 166

    Seating and Safety Restraints Follow all instructions provided by the manufacturer of the booster seat. WARNING: Never place, or allow a child to place, the shoulder belt under a child’s arm or behind the back because it reduces the protection for the upper part of the body and may increase the risk of injury or death in a collision.

  • Page 167: Tires, Wheels And Loading

    NOTICE TO CROSSOVER VEHICLE OWNERS Crossover vehicles handle differently than passenger cars in the various driving conditions that are encountered on streets, highways and off-road. Crossover vehicles 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 168

    Tires, Wheels and Loading driving surfaces are relatively level, obstruction-free and otherwise similar to normal on-road driving conditions. Operating your vehicle under other than those conditions could subject the vehicle to excessive stress which might result in damage which is not covered under your warranty.

  • Page 169

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

  • Page 170

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

  • Page 171

    • Extra load: A class of P-metric or Metric tires designed to carry a heavier maximum load at 41 psi [43 psi (2.9 bar) for Metric tires]. Increasing the inflation pressure beyond this pressure will not increase the tire’s load carrying capability. •...

  • Page 172: Tire Inflation

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

  • Page 173

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

  • Page 174

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

  • Page 175

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

  • Page 176

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

  • Page 177

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

  • Page 178

    Tires, Wheels and Loading Tire rotation Rotating your tires at the recommended interval (as indicated in the scheduled maintenance information that comes with your vehicle) will help your tires wear more evenly, providing better tire performance and longer tire life. •...

  • Page 179

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

  • Page 180

    Tires, Wheels and Loading 7. H: Indicates the tire’s speed rating. The speed rating denotes the speed at which a tire is designed to be driven for extended periods of time under a standard condition of load and inflation pressure. The tires on your vehicle may operate at different conditions for load and inflation pressure.

  • Page 181

    9. M+S or M/S: Mud and Snow, or AT: All Terrain, or AS: All Season. 10. Tire Ply Composition and Material Used: Indicates the number of plies or the number of layers of rubber-coated fabric in the tire tread and sidewall.

  • Page 182

    Tires, Wheels and Loading Additional information contained on the tire sidewall for “LT” type tires “LT” type tires have some additional information beyond those of “P” type tires; these differences are described below. Note: Tire Quality Grades do not apply to this type of tire. 1.

  • Page 183

    Tires, Wheels and Loading Information on “T” type tires “T” type tires have some additional information beyond those of “P” type tires; these differences are described below: T145/80D16 is an example of a tire size. Note: The temporary tire size for your vehicle may be different from this example.

  • Page 184: Tire Pressure Monitoring System (tpms)

    Tires, Wheels and Loading TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS) Each tire, including the spare (if provided), should be checked monthly when cold and inflated to the inflation pressure recommended by the vehicle manufacturer on the vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label. (If your vehicle has tires of a different size than the size indicated on the vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label, you should determine the proper tire inflation pressure for those tires.)

  • Page 185

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

  • Page 186

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

  • Page 187

    When you believe your system is not operating properly The main function of the Tire Pressure Monitoring System is to warn you when your tires need air. It can also warn you in the event the system is no longer capable of functioning as intended. Please refer to the following chart for information concerning your Tire Pressure Monitoring System: Low Tire Pressure Warning Light...

  • Page 188

    Tires, Wheels and Loading Low Tire Pressure Warning Light Flashing Warning Light When inflating your tires When putting air into your tires (such as at a gas station or in your garage), the Tire Pressure Monitoring System may not respond immediately to the air added to your tires.

  • Page 189: Vehicle Loading

    under-inflated, carefully drive the vehicle to the nearest location where air can be added to the tires. Inflate all the tires to the recommended inflation pressure. SNOW TIRES AND CHAINS WARNING: Snow tires must be the same size, load index, speed rating as those originally provided by Ford.

  • Page 190

    Tires, Wheels and Loading provide maximum return of vehicle design performance. Before loading your vehicle, familiarize yourself with the following terms for determining your vehicle’s weight ratings, with or without a trailer, from the vehicle’s Tire Label or Safety Compliance Certification Label: Base Curb Weight –...

  • Page 191

    Tires, Wheels and Loading Example only: Cargo Weight – includes all weight added to the Base Curb Weight, including cargo and optional equipment. When towing, trailer tongue load weight is also part of cargo weight. GAW (Gross Axle Weight) – is the total weight placed on each axle (front and rear) –...

  • Page 192

    Tires, Wheels and Loading GAWR (Gross Axle Weight Rating) – is the maximum allowable weight that can be carried by a single axle (front or rear). These numbers are shown on the Safety Compliance Certification Label located on the B-Pillar or the edge of the driver’s door. The total load on each axle must never exceed its GAWR.

  • Page 193

    • Example only: WARNING: Exceeding the Safety Compliance Certification Label vehicle weight rating limits could result in substandard vehicle handling or performance, engine, transmission and/or structural damage, serious damage to the vehicle, loss of control and personal injury. Tires, Wheels and Loading...

  • Page 194

    Tires, Wheels and Loading GCW (Gross Combined Weight) – is the weight of the loaded vehicle (GVW) plus the weight of the fully loaded trailer. GCWR (Gross Combined Weight Rating) – is the maximum allowable weight of the vehicle and the loaded trailer – including all cargo and passengers –...

  • Page 195

    Steps for determining the correct load limit: 1. Locate the statement “The combined weight of occupants and cargo should never exceed XXX kg or XXX lbs.” on your vehicle’s placard. 2. Determine the combined weight of the driver and passengers that will be riding in your vehicle.

  • Page 196: Trailer Towing

    Tires, Wheels and Loading calculation would be: 635 kg - (2 x 99 kg) - (12 x 45 kg) = 635 - 198 - 540 = -103 kg. You will need to reduce the load weight by at least 240 lb. (104 kg). If you remove 3-100 lb. (45 kg) cement bags, then the load calculation would be: 1,400 - (2 x 220) - (9 x 100) = 1,400 - 440 - 900 = 60 lb.

  • Page 197

    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 — with and without a trailer in this chapter. Remember to figure in the tongue load of your loaded vehicle when figuring the total weight.

  • Page 198

    Tires, Wheels and Loading Preparing to tow Use the proper equipment for towing a trailer and make sure it is properly attached to your vehicle. Contact your authorized dealer or a reliable trailer dealer as soon as possible if you require assistance. Hitches Do not use hitches that clamp onto the vehicle’s bumper or attach to the axle.

  • Page 199

    cause them not to function properly. Your lamp outage feature may also be disabled or provide incorrect information. Trailer tow connector (equipped on vehicles with a Class II trailer tow/prep package) The trailer tow connector is located under the rear bumper, on the driver’s side of the vehicle.

  • Page 200: Recreational Towing

    Tires, Wheels and Loading Trailer towing tips • Practice turning, stopping and backing up before starting on a trip to get the feel of the vehicle trailer combination. When turning, make wider turns so the trailer wheels will clear curbs and other obstacles. •...

  • Page 201

    All Wheel Drive (AWD) vehicles: Tow your All 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 All Wheel Drive vehicle with the front wheels off the ground (by using a tow dolly) and the rear wheels on the ground.

  • Page 202: Driving, Starting

    Driving STARTING Positions of the ignition 1. Off— locks the automatic transmission gearshift lever and allows key removal. This position also shuts the engine and all electrical accessories off without locking the steering wheel. To lock the steering wheel, remove the key then turn the steering wheel.

  • Page 203

    WARNING: Do not start your vehicle in a closed garage or in other enclosed areas. Exhaust fumes can be toxic. Always open the garage door before you start the engine. See Guarding against exhaust fumes in this chapter for more instructions. WARNING: If you smell exhaust fumes inside your vehicle, have your dealer inspect your vehicle immediately.

  • Page 204

    Driving • Make sure the gearshift is in P (Park). 3. Turn the key to 3 (on) without turning the key to 4 (start). Some warning lights will briefly illuminate. See Warning lights and chimes in the Instrument Cluster chapter for more information regarding the warning lights.

  • Page 205

    that assists in starting the engine. After releasing the key from the 4 (start) position, the engine may continue cranking for up to 10 seconds or until the vehicle starts. Note: Cranking may be stopped at any time by turning the key to the off position 3.

  • Page 206

    Driving WARNING: To reduce the risk of electrical shock, do not use your heater with ungrounded electrical systems or two-pronged (cheater) adapters. Prior to using the engine block heater, follow these recommendations for proper and safe operation: • For your safety, use an outdoor extension cord that is product certified by Underwriter’s Laboratory (UL) or Canadian Standards Association (CSA).

  • Page 207: Brakes

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

  • Page 208

    Driving ABS warning lamp The ABS lamp in the instrument cluster momentarily illuminates when the ignition is turned on. If the light does not illuminate during start up, remains on or flashes, the ABS may be disabled and may need to be serviced. Even when the ABS is disabled, normal braking is still effective.

  • Page 209: Advancetrac

    Press the parking brake pedal downward again to release the parking brake. Driving with the parking brake on will cause the brakes to wear out quickly and reduce fuel economy. Note: If the vehicle is driven with the parking brake applied, a chime will sound.

  • Page 210

    Driving WARNING: If a failure has been detected within the AdvanceTrac with RSC system, the “sliding car” icon illuminate steadily. Verify that the AdvanceTrac with RSC system is not manually disabled (press the AdvanceTrac with RSC “Off “ button located on the center of the instrument panel). If the “sliding car”...

  • Page 211

    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 212

    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 213

    The Roll Stability Control system may be deactivated in certain situations. See the Switching Off AdvanceTrac with RSC section following. Switching Off AdvanceTrac with RSC If the vehicle is stuck in snow, mud or sand, and seems to lose engine power, switching off certain features of the AdvanceTrac with RSC system may be beneficial because the wheels are allowed to spin.

  • Page 214

    Driving STEERING To help prevent damage to the power steering system: • Never hold the steering wheel at its furthest turning points (until it stops) for more than a few seconds when the engine is running. • Do not operate the vehicle with a low power steering fluid level (below the MIN mark on the reservoir).

  • Page 215

    If the fuse is not blown and the brakelamps are working properly, the following procedure will allow you to move the gearshift lever from P (Park): 1. Apply the parking brake, turn the ignition key to the off position, and remove the key.

  • Page 216: Transmission Operation

    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. AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION OPERATION Automatic Transmission Adaptive Learning Your transmission is equipped with an adaptive learning strategy found in the vehicle computer.

  • Page 217

    R (Reverse) With the gearshift lever in R (Reverse), the vehicle will move backward. Always come to a complete stop before shifting into and out of R (Reverse). N (Neutral) With the gearshift lever in N (Neutral), the vehicle can be started and is free to roll.

  • Page 218: Reverse Sensing System

    Driving • Allows the transmission to select gears that will provide the desired engine braking based on the vehicle inputs mentioned above. This will increase engine RPM during engine braking. Overdrive Cancel with Grade Assist is designed to provide optimal gear selection in hilly terrain or mountainous areas.

  • Page 219

    WARNING: To help avoid personal injury, please read and understand the limitations of the reverse sensing system as contained in this section. Reverse sensing is only an aid for some (generally large and fixed) objects when moving in reverse on a flat surface at “parking speeds”.

  • Page 220

    Driving The RSS detects obstacles up to six feet (two meters) from the rear bumper with a decreased coverage area at the outer corners of the bumper, (refer to the figures for approximate zone coverage areas). As you move closer to the obstacle, the rate of the tone increases.

  • Page 221

    BLIND SPOT MIRRORS (IF EQUIPPED) Blind spot mirrors have an integrated convex spotter mirror built into the upper outboard corner of the outside mirrors. They are designed to assist the driver by increasing visibility along the side of the vehicle. For more information on your side view mirrors, refer to Exterior Mirrors in the Driver Controls chapter.

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    Driving ALL WHEEL DRIVE (AWD) SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED) Your vehicle may be equipped with a full-time All Wheel Drive (AWD) system. With the AWD option, power will be delivered to the front wheels and distributed to the rear wheels as needed. The AWD system is active all the time and requires no input from the operator.

  • Page 223

    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 224

    Driving Emergency maneuvers • In an unavoidable emergency situation where a sudden sharp turn must be made, remember to avoid “over-driving” your vehicle (i.e., turn the steering wheel only as rapidly and as far as required to avoid the emergency). Excessive steering will result in less vehicle control, not more.

  • Page 225

    Driving Avoid excessive speed because vehicle momentum can work against you and cause the vehicle to become stuck to the point that assistance may be required from another vehicle. Remember, you may be able to back out the way you came if you proceed with caution. Mud and water If you must drive through high water, drive slowly.

  • Page 226

    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 227

    Avoid sudden braking as well. Although an AWD vehicle may accelerate better than a two-wheel drive vehicle in snow and ice, it won’t stop any faster, because as in other vehicles, braking occurs at all four wheels. Do not become overconfident as to road conditions. Make sure you allow sufficient distance between you and other vehicles for stopping.

  • Page 228

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

  • Page 229: Roadside Emergencies, Getting Roadside Assistance

    • winch out – available within 100 feet (30.5 meters) of a paved or county maintained road, no recoveries. • towing – Ford/Mercury/Lincoln eligible vehicle towed to an authorized dealer within 35 miles (56.3 km) of the disablement location or to the nearest authorized dealer.

  • Page 230: Hazard Flasher Control

    Owner Guide portfolio in the glove compartment. In Canada, the card is found in the Customer Information Guide in the glove compartment. U.S. Ford, Mercury and Lincoln vehicle customers who require Roadside Assistance, call 1-800-241-3673. Canadian customers who require roadside assistance, call 1-800-665-2006.

  • Page 231: Fuel Pump Shut-off Switch, Fuses And Relays

    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 232

    Roadside Emergencies Standard fuse amperage rating and color Fuse Mini rating fuses Grey Violet Pink 7.5A Brown Blue Yellow Natural Green — — — — — Passenger compartment fuse panel The fuse panel is located behind a trim panel on the left side of the driver’s footwell near the parking brake.

  • Page 233

    The fuses are coded as follows. Fuse/Relay Location Roadside Emergencies Fuse Amp Protected Circuits Rating Passenger front smart window High-mount brake lamp (brake on/off) SYNC module Driver front smart window Keypad illumination, 2nd row seat Turn signals Low beam headlamps (left) Low beam headlamps (right) Interior lights, Cargo lamps Backlighting, Puddle lamps...

  • Page 234

    Roadside Emergencies Fuse/Relay Location Fuse Amp Protected Circuits Rating 7.5A Power mirror switch, Driver side power seat memory, Driver seat module – keep alive power Satellite radio Power liftgate – keep alive power Climate control, GPS module Not used (spare) All power lock motor feeds, Liftgate release, Express down front windows...

  • Page 235

    Fuse/Relay Location 30A Circuit Power distribution box The power distribution box is located in the engine compartment. The power distribution box contains high-current fuses that protect your vehicle’s main electrical systems from overloads. WARNING: Always disconnect the battery before servicing high current fuses.

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    Roadside Emergencies The high-current fuses are coded as follows: Fuse/Relay Fuse Amp Location Rating 40A** 60A** 40A** 30A** 10A* 20A* 40A** Protected Circuits — Not used — Blower motor relay — Not used — Not used Cooling fan (vehicles with trailer tow) Cooling fan (vehicles without trailer tow) Cooling fan (trailer tow only)

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    Fuse/Relay Fuse Amp Location Rating 30A** 20A** 20A** — — 7.5A* — — 10A* — — 10A* 15A* — 15A* 10A* 10A* 15A* — 10A* — — — 40A** — 30A** — — 10A* — 10A* Roadside Emergencies Protected Circuits Front heated seats Cigar lighter/Power point Panoramic moon roof...

  • Page 238

    Roadside Emergencies Fuse/Relay Fuse Amp Location Rating 10A* 10A* 30A** 40A** 30A** 30A** 30A** 30A** 40A** 20A** 20A** 20A** 15A* 10A* * Mini Fuses ** Cartridge Fuses Protected Circuits — Trailer tow right stop/turn lamp relay — Run/start relay PCM ISPR ABS Run/start Adaptive lighting Fuel pump diode feed...

  • Page 239

    CHANGING THE TIRES If you get a flat tire while driving, do not apply the brake heavily. Instead, gradually decrease your speed. Hold the steering wheel firmly and slowly move to a safe place on the side of the road. Note: The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) indicator light will illuminate when the spare tire is in use.

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    Roadside Emergencies 2. Full-size dissimilar spare with label on wheel: This spare tire has a label on the wheel that states: “THIS TIRE AND WHEEL FOR TEMPORARY USE ONLY” When driving with one of the dissimilar spare tires listed above, do not: •...

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    Roadside Emergencies The usage of a full-size dissimilar spare tire/wheel can lead to impairment of the following: • Handling, stability and braking performance • Comfort and noise • Ground clearance and parking at curbs • Winter weather driving capability • Wet weather driving capability •...

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    Roadside Emergencies Removing the spare tire and jack 1. Lift the carpeted load floor panel located in the rear of the vehicle. 2. Remove the spare tire cover (if equipped). 3. Remove the wing nut securing the spare tire by turning it counterclockwise.

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    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. Note: Passengers should not remain in the vehicle when the vehicle is being jacked.

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    Roadside Emergencies 3. Align the slot on top of the jack with the sheet metal flange indicated by the jack locator triangle next to the tire you are changing. Turn the jack handle clockwise until the wheel is completely off the ground.

  • Page 245: Wheel Lug Nut Torque

    If you are stowing a flat 22 inch tire and wheel assembly, temporarily remove the load floor, plastic stowage bins, and the foam load floor supports to make space for the 22 inch tire and wheel assembly. Place the 22 inch tire & wheel assembly in the spare tire well with the valve stem facing down.

  • Page 246: 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 247

    Roadside Emergencies 4. Check all battery terminals and remove any excessive corrosion before you attach the battery cables. Ensure that vent caps are tight and level. 5. Turn the heater fan on in both vehicles to protect from any electrical surges.

  • Page 248

    Roadside Emergencies 3. Connect the negative (-) cable to the negative (-) terminal of the assisting battery. 4. Make the final connection of the negative (-) cable to an exposed metal part of the stalled vehicle’s engine, away from the battery and the carburetor/fuel injection system.

  • Page 249

    Roadside Emergencies Jump starting 1. Start the engine of the booster vehicle and run the engine at moderately increased speed. 2. Start the engine of the disabled vehicle. 3. Once the disabled vehicle has been started, run both engines for an additional three minutes before disconnecting the jumper cables.

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    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 251: Wrecker Towing

    Roadside Emergencies WRECKER TOWING If you need to have your vehicle towed, contact a professional towing service or, if you are a member of a roadside assistance program, your roadside assistance service provider. It is recommended that your vehicle be towed with a wheel lift and dollies or flatbed equipment.

  • Page 252

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

  • Page 253: Customer Assistance

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

  • Page 254

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

  • Page 255

    Customer Assistance In the United States, a warranty dispute must be submitted to the BBB AUTO LINE before taking action under the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, or to the extent allowed by state law, before pursuing replacement or repurchase remedies provided by certain state laws. This dispute handling procedure is not required prior to enforcing state created rights or other rights which are independent of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act or state replacement or repurchase laws.

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

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

  • Page 258

    Customer Assistance If your vehicle must be serviced while you are traveling or living in Central America, the Caribbean, or the Middle East, contact the nearest authorized dealer. If the authorized dealer cannot help you, contact: FORD MOTOR COMPANY FORD EXPORT OPERATIONS 1555 Fairlane Drive Fairlane Business Park #3 Allen Park, Michigan 48101...

  • Page 259: Reporting Safety Defects (u.s. Only), Reporting Safety Defects (canada Only)

    Customer Assistance REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (U.S. ONLY) If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could cause a crash or could cause injury or death, you should immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying Ford Motor Company. 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.

  • Page 260: 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 261

    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.

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    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.

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    WINDOWS AND WIPER BLADES The windshield, rear and side windows and the wiper blades should be cleaned regularly. If the wipers do not wipe properly, substances on the vehicle’s glass or the wiper blades may be the cause. These may include hot wax treatments used by commercial car washes, water repellent coatings, tree sap, or other organic contamination;...

  • Page 264

    Cleaning INSTRUMENT PANEL/INTERIOR TRIM AND CLUSTER LENS Clean the instrument panel, interior trim areas and cluster lens with a clean, damp, white cotton cloth, then use a clean and dry white cotton cloth to dry these areas. • Avoid cleaners or polishes that increase the gloss of the upper portion of the instrument panel.

  • Page 265

    • If grease or tar is present on the material, spot-clean the area first with Motorcraft Spot and Stain Remover (ZC-14). In Canada, use Motorcraft Multi-Purpose Cleaner (CXC-101). • If a ring forms on the fabric after spot cleaning, clean the entire area immediately (but do not oversaturate) or the ring will set.

  • Page 266

    Cleaning FORD AND LINCOLN MERCURY CAR CARE PRODUCTS Your Ford or Lincoln Mercury authorized dealer has many quality products available to clean your vehicle and protect its finishes. These quality products have been specifically engineered to fulfill your automotive needs; they are custom designed to complement the style and appearance of your vehicle.

  • Page 267: 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 268

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

  • Page 269: Engine Compartment

    Maintenance and Specifications IDENTIFYING COMPONENTS IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT 1. Engine coolant reservoir 2. Power steering fluid reservoir 3. Brake fluid reservoir 4. Battery 5. Power distribution box 6. Air filter assembly 7. Transmission fluid dipstick 8. Engine oil dipstick 9.

  • Page 270

    Maintenance and Specifications WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID Add fluid to fill the reservoir if the level is low. In very cold weather, do not fill the reservoir completely. Only use a washer fluid that meets Ford specification WSB-M8B16-A2. Do not use any special washer fluid such as windshield water repellent type fluid or bug wash.

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    Maintenance and Specifications CHANGING THE WIPER BLADES 1. Pull the wiper arm away from the vehicle. Turn the blade at an angle from the wiper arm. Press the lock tab to release the blade and pull the wiper blade down toward the windshield to remove it from the arm.

  • Page 272: Engine Oil

    Maintenance and Specifications 4. Attach the new wiper to the wiper arm and press it into place until a click is heard. If you find this procedure too difficult, please see your dealer. ENGINE OIL Checking the engine oil Refer to the scheduled maintenance information for the appropriate intervals for checking the engine oil.

  • Page 273

    6. Wipe the dipstick clean. Insert the dipstick fully, then remove it again. • If the oil level is within this range, the oil level is acceptable. DO NOT ADD OIL. • If the oil level is below this mark, engine oil must be added to raise the level within the normal operating range.

  • Page 274

    Maintenance and Specifications • 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 this mark may cause engine damage. If the engine is overfilled, some oil must be removed from the engine by an authorized dealer.

  • Page 275

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

  • Page 276: 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 277

    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 278: Engine Coolant

    Maintenance and Specifications • Always dispose of automotive batteries in a responsible manner. Follow your local authorized standards for disposal. Call your local authorized recycling center to find out more about recycling automotive batteries. ENGINE COOLANT Checking engine coolant The concentration and level of engine coolant should be checked at the intervals listed in scheduled maintenance information.

  • Page 279

    • Refer to scheduled maintenance information for service interval schedules. • Be sure to read and understand Precautions when servicing your vehicle in this chapter. If the engine coolant has not been checked at the recommended interval, the engine coolant reservoir may become low or empty. If the reservoir is low or empty, add engine coolant to the reservoir.

  • Page 280

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

  • Page 281

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

  • Page 282

    Maintenance and Specifications • NEVER decrease the coolant concentration below 40%. • Decreased engine coolant concentrations below 40% will decrease the corrosion protection characteristics of the engine coolant and may cause engine damage. • Decreased engine coolant concentrations below 40% will decrease the freeze protection characteristics of the engine coolant and may cause engine damage.

  • Page 283

    When fail-safe mode is activated You have limited engine power when in the fail-safe mode, so drive the vehicle with caution. The vehicle will not be able to maintain high speed operation and the engine will run rough. Remember that the engine is capable of completely shutting down automatically to prevent engine damage, therefore: 1.

  • Page 284

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

  • Page 285

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

  • Page 286

    Maintenance and Specifications Fuel filler cap When fueling your vehicle: 1. Turn the engine off. 2. Carefully turn the filler cap counterclockwise until it spins off. 3. Pull to remove the cap from the fuel filler pipe. 4. To install the cap, align the tabs on the cap with the notches on the filler pipe.

  • Page 287

    Maintenance and Specifications Choosing the right fuel Use only UNLEADED fuel or UNLEADED fuel blended with a maximum of 10% ethanol. Do not use fuel ethanol (E85), diesel, methanol, leaded fuel or any other fuel. The use of leaded fuel is prohibited by law and could damage your vehicle.

  • Page 288

    Maintenance and Specifications 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 289

    empty. Empty reserve is the small amount of fuel remaining in the fuel tank after the fuel gauge indicates empty. The amount of usable fuel in the empty reserve varies and should not be relied upon to increase driving range. When refueling your vehicle after the fuel gauge indicates empty, you might not be able to refuel the full amount of the advertised capacity of the fuel tank due to the empty reserve still present in the tank.

  • Page 290

    Maintenance and Specifications Keep a record for at least one month and record the type of driving (city or highway). This will provide an accurate estimate of the vehicle’s fuel economy under current driving conditions. Additionally, keeping records during summer and winter will show how temperature impacts fuel economy.

  • Page 291

    • Perform all regularly scheduled maintenance items. Follow the recommended maintenance schedule and owner maintenance checks found in scheduled maintenance information. Conditions • Heavily loading a vehicle may reduce fuel economy at any speed. • Carrying unnecessary weight may reduce fuel economy (approximately 1 mpg [0.4 km/L] is lost for every 400 lb [180 kg] of weight carried).

  • Page 292

    Maintenance and Specifications • Have the items listed in scheduled maintenance information performed according to the specified schedule. The scheduled maintenance items listed in scheduled maintenance information are essential to the life and performance of your vehicle and to its emissions system. 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...

  • Page 293

    government emission standards. The OBD-II system also assists your authorized dealer in properly servicing your vehicle. When the service engine soon indicator illuminates, the OBD-II system has detected a malfunction. Temporary malfunctions may cause the service engine soon indicator to illuminate. Examples are: 1.

  • Page 294

    Maintenance and Specifications If the vehicle’s engine or transmission has just been serviced, or the battery has recently run down or been replaced, the OBD-II system may indicate that the vehicle is not ready for I/M testing. To determine if the vehicle is ready for I/M testing, turn the ignition key to the on position for 15 seconds without cranking the engine.

  • Page 295

    Maintenance and Specifications 1. Start the engine and let it run until it reaches normal operating temperature (the engine coolant temperature gauge indicator will be near the center of the normal area between H and C). 2. While the engine idles, turn the steering wheel left and right several times.

  • Page 296

    Maintenance and Specifications TRANSMISSION FLUID Checking automatic transmission fluid Refer to your scheduled maintenance information for scheduled intervals for fluid checks and changes. Your transmission does not consume fluid. However, the fluid level should be checked if the transmission is not working properly, i.e., if the transmission slips or shifts slowly or if you notice some sign of fluid leakage.

  • Page 297: Air Filter(s)

    Maintenance and Specifications The transmission fluid should be within the cross-hatch area if at normal operating temperature 180°F-200°F (82°C-93°C) . High fluid level Fluid levels above the safe range may result in transmission failure. An overfill condition of transmission fluid may cause shift and/or engagement concerns and/or possible damage.

  • Page 298

    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. Changing the air filter element 1.

  • Page 299: Part Numbers

    MOTORCRAFT PART NUMBERS Component Engine air filter element Battery Oil filter Spark plugs For spark plug replacement, see your authorized dealer. Refer to scheduled maintenance information for the appropriate intervals for changing the spark plugs. Replace the spark plugs with ones that meet Ford material and design specifications for your vehicle, such as Motorcraft or equivalent replacement parts.

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  • Page 303: Engine Data

    ENGINE DATA Engine Cubic inches Required fuel Firing order Spark plug gap Ignition system Compression ratio Engine drivebelt routing 1. Short drivebelt is on first pulley groove closest to engine. 2. Long drivebelt is on second pulley groove farthest from engine. Maintenance and Specifications 3.5L-DOHC V6 engine 87 octane...

  • Page 304

    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 305

    The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) contains the following information: 1. World manufacturer identifier 2. Brake system / Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) / Restraint Devices and their location 3. Make, vehicle line, series, body type 4. Engine type 5. Check digit 6.

  • Page 306: Accessories

    Accessories GENUINE LINCOLN ACCESSORIES FOR YOUR VEHICLE A wide selection of Genuine Lincoln Accessories are available for your vehicle through your local Lincoln or Ford of Canada dealer. These quality accessories have been specifically engineered to fulfill your automotive needs; they are custom designed to complement the style and aerodynamic appearance of your vehicle.

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    Peace of mind Remote start Keyless entry keypad Cargo security shade Wheel locks For maximum vehicle performance, keep the following information in mind when adding accessories or equipment to your vehicle: • When adding accessories, equipment, passengers and luggage to your vehicle, do not exceed the total weight capacity of the vehicle or of the front or rear axle (GVWR or GAWR as indicated on the Safety Compliance Certification label).

  • Page 308: Ford Extended Service Plan

    BaseCare – Covers 84 components. PowertrainCare – Covers 29 critical components. Ford ESP is honored by all Ford, Lincoln and Mercury Dealers in the U.S. and Canada It’s the only extended service plan authorized and backed by Ford Motor Company. That means you get: •...

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    • Wiper blades • Spark plugs (except California) • Clutch disc Contact your selling Ford, Lincoln, or Mercury dealership today so they can customize a Ford Extended Service Plan that fits your driving lifestyle and budget. Ford Extended Service Plan •...

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    Ford Extended Service Plan...

  • Page 311: Index

    Accessory delay ...63 AdvanceTrac ...209 Air cleaner filter ...297–299 Air conditioning ...40 Airbag supplemental restraint system ...134, 143, 146 and child safety seats ...136 description ...134, 143, 146 disposal ...149 driver airbag ...136, 144, 147 indicator light ...143, 145, 148 operation ...136, 144, 147 passenger airbag ...136, 144, 147 side airbag ...143...

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    Index in rear seat ...155 LATCH ...158 recommendations ...152 Child safety seats - booster seats ...163 Cleaning your vehicle engine compartment ...262 instrument panel ...264 interior ...264–265 plastic parts ...262 safety belts ...264 washing ...260 waxing ...261 wheels ...261 wiper blades ...263 Climate control (see Air conditioning or Heating) ...40 Clock ...27...

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    Engine block heater ...205 Engine oil ...272 change oil soon warning, message center ...272 checking and adding ...272 dipstick ...272 filter, specifications ...275, 299 recommendations ...275 refill capacities ...300 specifications ...300 Event data recording ...7 Exhaust fumes ...205 Fail safe cooling ...282 Fluid capacities ...300 Fog lamps ...46 Four-Wheel Drive vehicles...

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    Index cluster ...12 lighting up panel and interior ...47 Jack ...239 positioning ...239 storage ...239 Jump-starting your vehicle ...246 Keyless entry system autolock ...88 keypad ...99 locking and unlocking doors ...100 programming entry code ...99 Keys ...87, 102 positions of the ignition ...202 Lamps autolamp system ...45 bulb replacement...

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    Power distribution box (see Fuses) ...235 Power door locks ...88 Power liftgate ...79 Power mirrors ...64 Power point ...60 Power steering ...214 fluid, checking and adding ...294 fluid, refill capacity ...300 fluid, specifications ...300 Power Windows ...61 Radio ...25 Recommendations for attaching safety restraints for children ...152 Relays ...231...

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    Index jump starting ...246 Steering wheel controls ...67 tilting ...58 SYNC ...39 Tilt steering wheel ...58 Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Tires, Wheels and Loading ...184 Tires ...169–170, 239 alignment ...177 care ...173 changing ...239, 242 checking the pressure ...173 inflating ...171 label ...183 replacing ...175...

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