Ford 2015 EXPLORER Owner Manual

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September 2014

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Owner’s Manual

Explorer

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Litho in U.S.A.

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2015 EXPLORER Owner’s Manual

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2015 EXPLORER Owner’s Manual

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FL2J 19A321 AA

Table of Contents

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Introduction

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Child Safety

18

Child seat positioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20

Booster seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22

Installing child seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25

Child safety locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37

Safety Belts

38

Fastening the safety belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40

Safety belt height adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43

Safety belt warning light and indicator chime . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44

Safety belt-minder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44

Rear inflatable safety belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46

Child restraint and safety belt maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48

Personal Safety System

49

Supplementary Restraints System

50

Driver and passenger airbags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52

Front passenger sensing system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54

Side airbags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57

Safety canopy curtain airbags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58

Crash sensors and airbag indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60

Airbag disposal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61

Keys and Remote Control

62

General information on radio frequencies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 Remote control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63 Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63 Replacing a lost key or remote control. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68

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MyKey

69

Settings, MyKey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69 Creating. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70 Clearing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 System status. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 Remote start, MyKey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 Troubleshooting, MyKey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72

Locks  73

Locking and unlocking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73

SecuriCode™ keyless entry keypad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82

Security  85

SecuriLock® passive anti-theft system. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85

Anti-theft alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88

Steering Wheel  90

Adjusting the steering wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90

Steering wheel controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92

Pedals  95

Adjustable pedals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95

Wipers and Washers  96

Windshield wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96

Rain-sensing wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96

Windshield washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97

Rear-window wiper and washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97

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Lighting

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Lighting control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98 Autolamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99 Instrument lighting dimmer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100 Headlamp exit delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100 Daytime running lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101 Automatic high beam control. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101 Front fog lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103 Direction indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103 Interior lamps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104

Windows and Mirrors

107

Power windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107 Exterior mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109 Interior mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112 Sun visors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112 Moonroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113

Instrument Cluster

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Gauges. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115 Warning lamps and indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117 Audible warnings and indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122

Information Displays

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Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123 Trip computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .127 Information messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .133

Climate Control

144

Manual heating and air conditioning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .144 Dual automatic temperature control. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146 Rear window defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153 Cabin air filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153 Remote Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154

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Seats

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Sitting in the correct position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155

Head restraints. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156

Manual seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159

Power seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .160

Memory function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162

Heated seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .163

Heated and ventilated seats. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .164

Rear seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .166

Universal Garage Door Opener (If Equipped)  177

HomeLink® wireless control system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .178

Auxiliary Power Points  182

Storage Compartments  185

Center console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .185

Overhead console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .186

Starting and Stopping the Engine  187

Ignition switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .188

Engine block heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .192

Fuel and Refueling  194

Fuel quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .195 Running out of fuel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .197 Refueling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .198 Fuel consumption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .201

Transmission

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Automatic transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .205

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Four-Wheel Drive (If Equipped)  212

Four wheel drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .212

Brakes  219

Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .219 Hints on driving with anti-lock brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .220 Parking brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .220 Hill start assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .221

Traction Control  222

Traction Control™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .222

Stability Control  223

AdvanceTrac® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224

Terrain Response  225

Hill descent control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226

Parking Aids  228

Sensing system. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228

Active park assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .230

Rear-view camera system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .234

Cruise Control  239

Using cruise control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .239

Using Adaptive Cruise Control. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .240

Driving Aids  248

Driver alert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .248 Lane keeping system. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250 Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with Cross Traffic Alert

(CTA)………………………………………254 Collision warning system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .259 Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .262

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Load Carrying

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Cargo net . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .264

Roof racks and load carriers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .264

Vehicle loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .265

Towing

273

Trailer towing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .273

Wrecker towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .280

Recreational towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281

Driving Hints  283

Economical driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .283

Floor mats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .284

Roadside Emergencies  286

Getting roadside assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .286

Hazard warning flashers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .288

Fuel cut-off switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .288

Jump-starting the vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .289

Customer Assistance

292

Reporting safety defects (U.S. only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .299 Reporting safety defects (Canada only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .299

Fuses

300

Changing a fuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300 Fuse specification chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300

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Maintenance

310

General information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .310 Opening and closing the hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .311 Under hood overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .312 Engine oil dipstick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .315 Engine oil check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .316 Engine coolant check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .316 Automatic transmission fluid check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .322 Brake fluid check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .326 Fuel filter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .327 Washer fluid check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .327 Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .327 Checking the wiper blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .330 Air filter(s) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .331 Adjusting the headlamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .333 Changing a bulb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .335 Bulb specification chart. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .339

Vehicle Care

341

Cleaning products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .341 Cleaning the exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .341 Waxing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .343 Repairing minor paint damage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .343 Cleaning the engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .343 Cleaning the windows and wiper blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .344 Cleaning the interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .345 Cleaning the instrument panel and instrument cluster lens . . . . . . .345 Cleaning leather seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .346 Cleaning the alloy wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .347 Vehicle storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .348

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Wheels and Tires

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Tire care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .353 Using snow chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .370 Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .371 Changing a road wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .375 Technical specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .382 Wheel lug nut torque . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .382

Capacities and Specifications

384

Engine specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .384

Part numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .391

Vehicle identification number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .392

Vehicle certification label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .393

Transmission code designation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .393

Accessories  394

Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .394

Extended Service Plan  396

Audio System  399

MyFord™ system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .401

Satellite radio information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .412

Auxiliary input jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .414

USB port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .416

SYNC®

417

Pairing your phone for the first time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .422 911 Assist™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .436 Vehicle Health Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .439

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MyFord Touch® (If Equipped)

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Voice recognition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .474 Listening to music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .478 Phone features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .499 Information Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .506 Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .518 Climate features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .530 Navigation system. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .533

Appendices  552

Scheduled Maintenance  571

Normal scheduled maintenance and log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .576

Index  588

The information contained in this publication was correct at the time of going to print. In the interest of continuous development, we reserve the right to change specifications, design or equipment at any time without notice or obligation. No part of this publication may be reproduced, transmitted, stored in a retrieval system or translated into any language in any form by any means without our written permission. Errors and omissions excepted.

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ABOUT THIS MANUAL

Thank you for choosing Ford. We recommend that you take some time to get to know your vehicle by reading this manual. The more that you know about it, the greater the safety and pleasure you will get from driving it.

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WARNING: Always drive with due care and attention when using and operating the controls and features on your vehicle.

Note: This manual describes product features and options available throughout the range of available models, sometimes even before they are generally available. It may describe options not fitted to your vehicle.

Note: Some of the illustrations in this manual may show features as used in different models, so may appear different to you on your vehicle.

Note: Always use and operate your vehicle in line with all applicable laws and regulations.

Note: Pass on this manual when selling your vehicle. It is an integral part of the vehicle.

This manual may qualify the location of a component as left-hand side or right-hand side. The side is determined when facing forward in the seat.

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Protecting the Environment

You must play your part in protecting the environment. Correct vehicle usage and the authorized disposal of waste, cleaning and lubrication materials are significant steps toward this aim.

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SYMBOL GLOSSARY

These are some of the symbols you may see on your vehicle.

Symbol

Description

Symbol

Description

Symbol

Description

Safety alert

See Owner’s

Anti-lock

Manual

braking

system

Avoid

Battery

Battery acid

smoking,

flames, or

sparks

Brake fluid –

Brake system

Cabin air

non

filter

petroleum

base

Check fuel

Child Safety

Child seat

cap

Door Lock

lower anchor

and Unlock

Child seat

Cruise

Do not open

tether anchor

control

when hot

Engine air

Engine

Engine

filter

coolant

coolant

temperature

Engine oil

Explosive gas

Fan warning

Fasten safety

Front airbag

Front fog

belt

lamps

Fuel pump

Fuse

Hazard

reset

compartment

warning

flasher

Heated rear

Interior

Jack

window

luggage

compartment

release

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Symbol

Description

Symbol

Description

Symbol

Description

Lighting

Low tire

Maintain

control

pressure

correct fluid

warning

level

Panic alarm

Parking aid

Parking

system

brake system

Power

Power

Power

steering fluid

windows

window

front and

lockout

rear

Service

Side airbag

Stability

engine soon

control

Windshield

Windshield

defrost and

washer and

demist

wiper

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. In order to properly diagnose and service your vehicle, Ford Motor Company, Ford of Canada, and service and repair facilities may access or share among them vehicle diagnostic information received through a direct connection to your vehicle when diagnosing or servicing your vehicle. Additionally, when your vehicle is in for service or repair, Ford Motor Company, Ford of Canada, and service and repair facilities may access or share among them data for vehicle improvement purposes. For U.S. only (if equipped), if you choose to use the SYNC® Vehicle Health Report, you consent that certain diagnostic information may also be accessed electronically by Ford Motor Company and Ford authorized service facilities, and that the diagnostic information may be used for any purpose. See the SYNC® chapter for more information.

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Event Data Recording

This vehicle is equipped with an event data recorder (EDR). The main purpose of an EDR is to record, in certain crash or near crash-like situations, such as an airbag deployment or hitting a road obstacle; this data will assist in understanding how a vehicle’s systems performed. The EDR is designed to record data related to vehicle dynamics and safety systems for a short period of time, typically 30 seconds or less. The EDR in this vehicle is designed to record such data as:

How various systems in your vehicle were operating;
Whether or not the driver and passenger safety belts were buckled/fastened;
How far (if at all) the driver was depressing the accelerator and/or the brake pedal;
How fast the vehicle was travelling;
Where the driver was positioning the steering wheel.

This data can help provide a better understanding of the circumstances in which crashes and injuries occur.

Note: EDR data is recorded by your vehicle only if a non-trivial crash situation occurs; no data is recorded by the EDR under normal driving conditions and no personal data or information (e.g., name, gender, age, and crash location) is recorded (see limitations regarding 911 Assist and Traffic, Directions and Information privacy below). However, parties, such as law enforcement, could combine the EDR data with the type of personally identifying data routinely acquired during a crash investigation.

To read data recorded by an EDR, special equipment is required, and access to the vehicle or the EDR is needed. In addition to the vehicle manufacturer, other parties, such as law enforcement, that have such special equipment, can read the information if they have access to the vehicle or the EDR. 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. Other parties may seek to access the information independently of Ford Motor Company and Ford of Canada.

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Note: Including to the extent that any law pertaining to Event Data Recorders applies to SYNC® or its features, please note the following: Once 911 Assist (if equipped) is enabled (set ON), 911 Assist may, through any paired and connected cell phone, disclose to emergency services that the vehicle has been in a crash involving the deployment of an airbag or, in certain vehicles, the activation of the fuel pump shut-off. Certain versions or updates to 911 Assist may also be capable of being used to electronically or verbally provide to 911 operators the vehicle location (such as latitude and longitude), and/or other details about the vehicle or crash or personal information about the occupants to assist 911 operators to provide the most appropriate emergency services. If you do not want to disclose this information, do not activate the 911 Assist feature. See your SYNC® chapter for more information.

Additionally, when you connect to Traffic, Directions and Information (if equipped, U.S. only), the service uses GPS technology and advanced vehicle sensors to collect the vehicle’s current location, travel direction, and speed (“vehicle travel information”), only to help provide you with the directions, traffic reports, or business searches that you request. If you do not want Ford or its vendors to receive this information, do not activate the service. For more information, see Traffic, Directions and Information, Terms and Conditions. See your SYNC® chapter for more information.

CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65

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WARNING: Some constituents of engine exhaust, certain vehicle components, certain fluids contained in vehicles and certain

products of component wear contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

PERCHLORATE MATERIAL

Note: Certain components in your vehicle, such as airbag modules, safety belt pretensioners, and remote control batteries, may contain perchlorate material. Special handling may apply for service or vehicle end of life disposal. See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate for more information.

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FORD CREDIT (U.S. ONLY)

Ford Credit offers a full range of financing and lease plans to help you acquire your vehicle. If you have financed or leased your vehicle through Ford Credit, thank you for your business.

For your convenience, we offer a number of ways to contact us, as well as help manage your account.

Phone: 1-800-727-7000

For more information regarding Ford Credit, as well as access to Account Manager, please go to www.fordcredit.com.

REPLACEMENT PARTS RECOMMENDATION

Your vehicle has been built to the highest standards using quality parts. We recommend that you demand the use of genuine Ford and Motorcraft parts whenever your vehicle requires scheduled maintenance or repair. You can clearly identify genuine Ford and Motorcraft parts by looking for the Ford, FoMoCo or Motorcraft branding on the parts or their packaging.

Scheduled Maintenance and Mechanical Repairs

One of the best ways for you to make sure that your vehicle provides years of service is to have it maintained in line with our recommendations using parts that conform to the specifications detailed in this owner’s manual. Genuine Ford and Motorcraft parts meet or exceed these specifications.

Collision Repairs

We hope that you never experience a collision, but accidents do happen. Genuine Ford replacement collision parts meet our stringent requirements for fit, finish, structural integrity, corrosion protection and dent resistance. During vehicle development, we validate that these parts deliver the intended level of protection as a whole system. A great way to know for sure you are getting this level of protection is to use genuine Ford replacement collision parts.

Warranty on Replacement Parts

Genuine Ford and Motorcraft replacement parts are the only replacement parts that benefit from a Ford Warranty. Damage caused to your vehicle as a result of the failure of non-Ford parts may not be covered by the Ford Warranty. For additional information, see the terms and conditions of the Ford Warranty.

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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, see the warranty information that is provided to you along with your owner’s manual.

Special Instructions

For your added safety, your vehicle is fitted with sophisticated electronic controls.

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WARNING: Please read the Supplementary Restraints System

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WARNING: Front seat mounted rear-facing child or infant seats should NEVER be placed in front of an active passenger airbag.

Notice to owners of pickup trucks and utility type vehicles

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WARNING: Utility vehicles have a significantly higher rollover rate than other types of vehicles.

Before you drive your vehicle, please read this Owner’s Manual carefully. Your vehicle is not a passenger car. As with other vehicles of this type, failure to operate your vehicle correctly may result in loss of vehicle control, vehicle rollover, personal injury or death.

Using your vehicle with a snowplow

Do not use this vehicle for snowplowing.

Your vehicle is not equipped with a snowplowing package.

Using your vehicle as an ambulance

Do not use this vehicle as an ambulance.

Your vehicle is not equipped with the Ford Ambulance Preparation Package.

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MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT

Using mobile communications equipment is becoming increasingly important in the conduct of business and personal affairs. However, you must not compromise your own or others’ safety when using such equipment. Mobile communications can enhance personal safety and security when appropriately used, particularly in emergency situations. Safety must be paramount when using mobile communications equipment to avoid negating these benefits.

Mobile communication equipment includes, but is not limited to, cellular phones, pagers, portable email devices, text messaging devices and portable two-way radios.

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WARNING: Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control, crash and injury. We strongly recommend that you use

extreme caution when using any device that may take your focus off the road. Your primary responsibility is the safe operation of your vehicle. We recommend against the use of any handheld device while driving and encourage the use of voice-operated systems when possible. Make sure you are aware of all applicable local laws that may affect the use of electronic devices while driving.

EXPORT UNIQUE (NON–UNITED STATES/CANADA) VEHICLE SPECIFIC INFORMATION

For your particular global region, your vehicle may be equipped with features and options that are different from the features and options that are described in this owner’s manual. A market unique supplement may be supplied that complements this book. By referring to the market unique supplement, if provided, you can properly identify those features, recommendations and specifications that are unique to your vehicle. This owner’s manual is written primarily for the U.S. and Canadian Markets. Features or equipment listed as standard may be different on units built for Export. See this owner’s manual for all other required information and warnings.

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GENERAL INFORMATION

See the following sections for directions on how to properly use safety restraints for children.

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WARNING: Always make sure your child is secured properly in a device that is appropriate for their height, age and weight. Child

safety restraints must be bought separately from your vehicle. Failure to follow these instructions and guidelines may result in an increased risk of serious injury or death to your child.

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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 consulting your pediatrician to make sure your child seat is appropriate for your child, and is compatible with and properly installed in your vehicle. To locate a child seat fitting station and CPST, contact the NHTSA toll free at 1-888-327-4236 or on the internet at http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov. In Canada, check with your local St. John Ambulance office for referral to a CPST or for further information, contact your provincial ministry of transportation, or locate your local St. John Ambulance office by searching for St. John Ambulance on the internet, or Transport Canada at 1–800–333–0371 (http://www.tc.gc.ca). Failure to properly restrain children in safety seats made especially for their height, age, and weight may result in an increased risk of serious injury or death to your child.

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WARNING: Do not leave children or animals unattended in the vehicle. On hot days, the temperature in the trunk or vehicle

interior can rise very quickly. Exposure of people or animals to these high temperatures for even a short time can cause death or serious heat-related injuries, including brain damage. Small children are particularly at risk.

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Recommendations for Safety Restraints for Children

Child size, height, weight, or

Recommended

age

restraint type

Infants

Children weighing 40 lb (18 kg) or

Use a child safety seat

or

less (generally age four or

(sometimes called an

toddlers

younger).

infant carrier,

convertible seat, or

toddler seat).

Small

Children who have outgrown or no

Use a belt-positioning

children

longer properly fit in a child safety

booster seat.

seat (generally children who are

less than 4 ft. 9 in. (1.45 m) tall,

are greater than age four (4) and

less than age twelve (12), and

between 40 lb (18 kg) and 80 lb

(36 kg) and upward to 100 lb

(45 kg) if recommended by your

child restraint manufacturer).

Larger

Children who have outgrown or no

Use a vehicle safety

children

longer properly fit in a

belt having the lap belt

belt-positioning booster seat

snug and low across the

(generally children who are at

hips, shoulder belt

least 4 ft. 9 in. (1.45 m) tall or

centered across the

greater than 80 lb (36 kg) or

shoulder and chest, and

100 lb (45 kg) if recommended by

seat back upright.

child restraint manufacturer).

You are required by law to properly use safety seats for infants and toddlers in the United States and Canada.
Many states and provinces require that small children use approved booster seats until they reach age eight, a height of 4 feet 9 inches

(1.45 meters) tall, or 80 pounds (36 kilograms). Check your local and state or provincial laws for specific requirements about the safety of children in your vehicle.

When possible, always properly restrain children twelve (12) years of age and under in a rear seating position of your vehicle. Accident statistics suggest that children are safer when properly restrained in the rear seating positions than in a front seating position. See Front Passenger Sensing System in the Supplementary Restraints System chapter for more information.

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CHILD SEAT POSITIONING

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WARNING: Airbags can kill or injure a child in a child seat. Never place a rear-facing child seat in front of an active airbag. If

you must use a forward-facing child seat in the front seat, move the vehicle seat upon which the child seat is installed all the way back. When possible, all children age 12 and under should be properly restrained in a rear seating position. If all children cannot be seated and restrained properly in a rear seating position, properly restrain the largest child in the front seat.

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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 your vehicle manufacturer. A safety seat that is improperly installed or utilized, is inappropriate for your child’s height, age or weight, or does not properly fit the child, may increase the risk of serious injury or death.

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WARNING: Never let a passenger hold a child on his or her lap while your vehicle is moving. The passenger cannot protect the

child from injury in a crash, which may result in serious injury or death.

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WARNING: Never use pillows, books, or towels to boost a child.

They can slide around and increase the likelihood of injury or

death in a crash.

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WARNING: Always restrain an unoccupied child seat or booster seat. These objects may become projectiles in a crash or sudden

stop, which may increase the risk of serious injury.

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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 crash.

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WARNING: To avoid risk of injury, do not leave children or pets unattended in your vehicle.

Recommendations for attaching child safety restraints for children

Use any attachment method as indicated

below by X.

LATCH

LATCH

Safety

Safety

Safety

Combined

(lower

(lower

belt

belt and

belt

Restraint

weight of

anchors

anchors

and

LATCH

only

Type

child and

and top

only)

top

(lower

child seat

tether

tether

anchors

anchor)

anchor

and top

tether

anchor)

Rear-facing

Up to 65 lb

X

X

child seat

(29.5 kg)

Rear-facing

Over 65 lb

X

child seat

(29.5 kg)

Forward-facing

Up to 65 lb

X

X

X

child seat

(29.5 kg)

Forward-facing

Over 65 lb

X

X

child seat

(29.5 kg)

Note: The child seat must rest tightly against the vehicle seat upon which it is installed. It may be necessary to lift or remove the head restraint. See the Seats chapter for information on head restraints.

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BOOSTER SEATS

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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 crash.

Note: Some booster seat safety belt guides may not accommodate the shoulder portion of the inflatable safety belt.

Use a belt-positioning booster seat for children who have outgrown or no longer properly fit in a child safety seat (generally children who are less than 4 feet 9 inches (1.45 meters) tall, are greater than age four (4) and less than age twelve (12), and between 40 pounds (18 kilograms) and

80 pounds (36 kilograms) and upward to 100 pounds (45 kilograms) if recommended by your child restraint manufacturer). Many state and provincial laws require that children use approved booster seats until they reach age eight, a height of 4 feet 9 inches (1.45 meters) tall, or 80 pounds (36 kilograms).

Booster seats should be used until you can answer YES to ALL of these questions when seated without a booster seat.

Can the child sit all the way

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back against their vehicle seat

with knees bent comfortably at

the edge of the seat cushion?

Can the child sit without

slouching?

Does the lap belt rest low across the hips?
Is the shoulder belt centered on the shoulder and chest?
Can the child stay seated like this for the whole trip?

Always use booster seats in conjunction with your vehicle lap and shoulder belt.

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Types of Booster Seats

Backless booster seats

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If your backless booster seat has a removable shield, remove the shield. If a vehicle seating position has a low seatback or no head restraint, a backless booster seat may place your child’s head (as measured at the tops of the ears) above the top of the seat. In this case, move the backless booster to another seating position with a higher seatback or head restraint and lap and shoulder belts, or consider using a high back booster seat.

High back booster seats

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If, with a backless booster seat, you cannot find a seating position that adequately supports your child’s head, a high back booster seat would be a better choice.

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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. The following drawings compare the ideal fit (center) to a shoulder belt uncomfortably close to the neck and a shoulder belt that could slip off the shoulder. The drawings also show how the lap belt should be low and snug across the child’s hips.

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If the booster seat slides on the vehicle seat upon which it is being used, placing a rubberized mesh sold as shelf or carpet liner under the booster seat may improve this condition. Do not introduce any item thicker than this under the booster seat. Check with the booster seat manufacturer’s instructions.

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INSTALLING CHILD SEATS

Child Seats

Use a child safety seat (sometimes called an infant carrier, convertible seat, or toddler seat) for infants, toddlers or children weighing

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40 pounds (18 kilograms) or less (generally age four or younger).

Using Lap and Shoulder Belts

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WARNING: Airbags can kill or injure a child in a child seat.

image36 Never place a rear-facing child seat in front of an active airbag. If you must use a forward-facing child seat in the front seat, move the seat upon which the child seat is installed all the way back.

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WARNING: Airbags can kill or injure a child in a child seat.

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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 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.

When installing a child safety seat with combination lap and shoulder belts:

Use the correct safety belt buckle for that seating position.
Insert the belt tongue into the proper buckle until you hear a snap and feel it latch. Make sure the tongue is securely fastened in the buckle.

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Keep the buckle release button pointing up and away from the safety seat, with the tongue between the child seat and the release button, to prevent accidental unbuckling.
Place the vehicle seat upon which the child seat will be installed in the upright position.
For second-row seating positions, the recliner may be adjusted slightly to improve child seat fit. If needed, the head restraints may be removed.
For third-row seating positions, the head restraints may be stowed to improve child seat fit. See the Seats chapter for information on folding the head restraints.
Put the safety belt in the automatic locking mode. See Step 5 below. This vehicle does not require the use of a locking clip.

Perform the following steps when installing the child seat with combination lap and shoulder belts:

Note: Although the child seat illustrated is a forward-facing child seat, the steps are the same for installing a rear-facing child seat.

Note: The lock-off device on some child restraints may not accommodate the shoulder portion of the inflatable safety belt. Follow all instructions provided by the manufacturer of the child restraint regarding the necessary and proper use of the lock-off device. In some instances these devices have been provided only for use in vehicles with safety belt systems that would otherwise require a locking clip.

1. Position the child safety seat in a seat with a combination lap and shoulder belt.

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2.After positioning the child safety seat in the proper seating position, do the following:
Standard safety belt: pull down on the shoulder belt and then

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grasp the shoulder belt and lap

belt together behind the belt

tongue.

Inflatable safety belt: grasp the shoulder belt and lap belt together behind the belt tongue.

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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.

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4.Insert the belt tongue into the proper buckle (the buckle closest to the direction the tongue is coming from) for that seating position until you hear a snap and feel the latch engage. Make sure the tongue is latched securely by pulling on it.
Standard safety belt buckle

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Inflatable safety belt buckle

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5.To put the retractor in the automatic locking mode, do the following;
Standard safety belt: grasp the

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shoulder portion of the belt and pull downward until all of the belt is pulled out.

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Inflatable safety belt: grasp the lap portion of the inflatable safety belt and pull upward until all of the belt is pulled out.

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Note: Unlike the standard safety belt, the inflatable safety belt’s unique lap portion locks the child seat for installation. The ability for the shoulder portion of the belt to move freely is normal, even after the lap belt has been put into the automatic locking mode.

6.Allow the belt to retract to remove slack. The belt will click as it retracts to indicate it is in the automatic locking mode.
7.Try to pull the belt out of the retractor to make sure the retractor is in the automatic locking mode (you should not be able to pull more belt out). If the retractor is not locked, repeat Steps 5 and 6.
8.Remove remaining slack from the belt. Force the seat down with extra weight, for example, by pressing down or kneeling on the child restraint while pulling up on the shoulder belt (for standard safety belt) or pulling down on the lap belt (for inflatable safety belt) in order to force slack from the belt. This is necessary to remove the remaining slack that will exist once the extra weight of the child is added to the child restraint. It also helps to achieve the proper snugness of the child seat to your vehicle. Sometimes, a slight lean toward the buckle will provide extra help to remove remaining slack from the belt.
Standard safety belt

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Inflatable safety belt

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9.Attach the tether strap (if the child seat is equipped). See Using Tether Straps later in this chapter.
10.Before placing the child in the seat, forcibly move the seat forward and back to make sure the seat is securely held in place. To check

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this, grab the seat at the belt path and attempt to move it side to side and forward and back. There should be no more than 1 inch (2.5 centimeters) of movement for proper installation.

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Ford recommends checking with a NHTSA Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician to make certain the child restraint is properly installed. In Canada, check with your local St. John Ambulance office for referral to a Child Passenger Safety Technician.

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Using Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH)

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WARNING: Never attach two child safety seats to the same

image53 anchor. In a crash, one anchor may not be strong enough to hold two child safety seat attachments and may break, causing serious injury or death.

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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 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.

The LATCH system is composed of three vehicle anchor points: two lower anchors located where seat back and seat cushion meet (called the seat bight) and one top tether anchor located behind that seating position.

LATCH compatible child safety seats have two rigid or webbing mounted attachments that connect to the two lower anchors at the LATCH equipped seating positions in your vehicle. This type of attachment 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.

Your vehicle has LATCH lower anchors for child seat installation at the seating positions marked with the child seat symbol.

Second-row bucket seats and

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Second-row bench seats and

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third-row passenger side

The LATCH anchors are located at the rear section of the rear seat between the cushion and seat back below the symbols as shown. Follow the child seat manufacturer’s instructions to properly install a child seat with LATCH attachments.

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Follow the instructions on attaching child safety seats with tether straps.

See Using Tether Straps later in this chapter.

Attach LATCH lower attachments of the child seat only to the anchors shown.

Use of inboard lower anchors from the outboard seating positions (center seating use)

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WARNING: The standardized spacing for LATCH lower anchors is 11 inches (28 centimeters) center to center. Do not use

LATCH lower anchors for the center seating position unless the child seat manufacturer’s instructions permit and specify using anchors spaced at least as far apart as those in this vehicle.

The lower anchors at the center of the second row bench seat are spaced 20.5 inches (52 centimeters) apart. The standardized spacing for LATCH lower anchors is 11 inches (28 centimeters) center to center. A child seat with rigid LATCH attachments cannot be installed at the center seating position. LATCH compatible child seats (with attachments on belt webbing) can only be used at this seating position provided that the child seat manufacturer’s instructions permit use with the anchor spacing stated. Do not attach a child seat to any lower anchor if an adjacent child seat is attached to that anchor.

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Each time you use the safety seat, check that the seat is properly attached to the lower anchors and tether anchor, if applicable. Tug the child seat from side to side and forward and back where it is secured to your vehicle. The seat should move less than one inch when you do this for a proper installation.

If the safety seat is not anchored properly, the risk of a child being injured in a crash greatly increases.

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.

USING TETHER STRAPS

Many forward-facing child safety seats include a tether strap

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which extends from the back of the child safety seat and hooks to an anchoring point called the top tether anchor. Tether

straps are available as an accessory for many older safety seats.

Contact the manufacturer of your child seat for information about ordering a tether strap, or to obtain a longer tether strap if the tether strap on your safety seat does not reach the appropriate top tether anchor in your vehicle.

Once the child safety seat has been installed using either the safety belt, the lower anchors of the LATCH system, or both, you can attach the top tether strap.

The tether strap anchors in your vehicle are in the following positions (shown from top view):

Second-row bucket seats and

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Second-row bench seats and

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third-row passenger side

Perform the following steps to install a child safety seat with tether anchors:

Note: If you install a child seat with rigid LATCH attachments, do not tighten the tether strap enough to lift the child seat off your vehicle seat cushion when the child is seated in it. Keep the tether strap just snug without lifting the front of the child seat. Keeping the child seat just touching your vehicle seat gives the best protection in a severe crash.

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1. Route the tether strap.

Second-row outboard seat positions: Route the child safety seat tether strap over the seat back, under the head restraint and between the head restraint posts. If needed, remove the head restraint to improve the fit of the child safety seat or tether strap.
Second-row center seat positions: Route the child safety seat tether strap over the top of the head restraint. If needed, remove the head restraint to improve the fit of the child safety seat or tether strap. See Rear Seats in this chapter for head restraint information.
Third-row seat position: Route the child safety seat tether strap over the seat back, under the head restraint and between the head restraint posts. If needed, fold the head restraint down to improve the fit of the child safety seat or tether strap. See Rear seats in the Seats chapter for head restraint information.

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2. Locate the correct anchor for the selected rear seating position.

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Second-row bucket (40/40)

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Second-row bench (60/40)

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Third-row seat

Note: The cargo tie-downs at the rear edge of the floor are not tether anchors.

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3.Clip the tether hook to the anchor as shown. The tether hook may be twisted 1/2 turn to improve installation.

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If the tether strap is clipped incorrectly, the child safety seat may not be retained properly in the event of a crash.

4.Tighten the child safety seat tether strap according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

If the safety seat is not anchored properly, the risk of a child being injured in a crash greatly increases.

If your child restraint system is equipped with a tether strap, and the child restraint manufacturer recommends its use, Ford also recommends its use.

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CHILD SAFETY LOCKS

When these locks are set, the rear doors cannot be opened from the inside.

The childproof locks are located on the rear edge of each rear door and must be set separately for each door.

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Insert the key and turn to the lock position (key horizontal) to engage the childproof locks.

Insert the key and turn to the unlock position (key vertical) to disengage the childproof locks.

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PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION

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WARNING: Always drive and ride with your seatback upright and the lap belt snug and low across the hips.

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WARNING: Never let a passenger hold a child on his or her lap while the vehicle is moving. The passenger cannot protect the

child from injury in a crash, which may result in serious injury or death.

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WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury, make sure children sit where they can be properly restrained.

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WARNING: All occupants of the vehicle, including the driver, image72 should always properly wear their safety belts, even when an airbag supplemental restraint system is provided. Failure to properly

wear your safety belt could seriously increase the risk of injury or death.

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WARNING: Do not allow people to travel in any area of your vehicle that does not have seats and safety belts. Riding in a

cargo area, inside or outside of the vehicle, is extremely dangerous. In a crash, people riding in these areas are more likely to be seriously injured or killed. Make sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and using a safety belt correctly. Failure to follow this warning could result in serious personal injury or death.

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WARNING: In a rollover crash, an unbelted person is

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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. 1) Use the shoulder belt on the outside shoulder only. Never wear the shoulder belt under the arm. 2) Never swing the safety belt around your neck over the inside shoulder. 3) Never use a single belt for more than one person.

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WARNING: When possible, all children 12 years old and under should be properly restrained in a rear seating position. Failure

to follow this could seriously increase the risk of injury or death.

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WARNING: Safety belts and seats can become hot in a vehicle that has been closed up in sunny weather; they could burn a

small child. Check seat covers and buckles before you place a child anywhere near them.

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WARNING: Front and rear seat occupants, including pregnant women, should wear safety belts for optimum protection in an

accident.

All seating positions in this vehicle have lap and shoulder safety belts. All occupants of the vehicle should always properly wear their safety belts, even when an airbag supplemental restraint system is provided.

The safety belt system consists of:

Lap and shoulder safety belts.
Shoulder safety belt with automatic locking mode (except driver and rear inflatable safety belt).
Height adjuster at the front outboard seating positions.
Safety belt pretensioner at the front outboard seating positions.
Belt tension sensor at the front outboard passenger seating position.
Safety belt warning light and chime. See Safety Belt Warning Light and Indicator Chime later in this chapter.

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Crash sensors and monitoring system with readiness indicator. See Crash Sensors and Airbag Indicator in the Supplemental Restraint System chapter.

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The safety belt pretensioners and rear inflatable safety belts are designed to activate in frontal, near-frontal and side crashes, and in rollovers. The safety belt pretensioners at the front seating positions are designed to tighten the safety belts firmly against the occupant’s body when activated. This helps increase the effectiveness of the safety belts. In frontal crashes, the safety belt pretensioners can be activated alone or, if the crash is of sufficient severity, together with the front airbags.

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FASTENING THE SAFETY BELTS

The front outboard and rear safety restraints in your vehicle are combination lap and shoulder belts.

1. Insert the belt tongue into the proper buckle (the buckle closest to the direction the tongue is coming from) until you hear a snap and feel it latch. Make sure the tongue is securely fastened in the buckle.

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2. To unfasten, press the release button and remove the tongue from the buckle.

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Using Safety Belts During Pregnancy

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WARNING: Always ride and drive with your seatback upright and the safety belt properly fastened. The lap portion of the

safety belt should fit snug and be positioned low across the hips. The shoulder portion of the safety belt should be positioned across the chest. Pregnant women should also follow this practice. See the following figure.

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Pregnant women should always

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wear their safety belts. The lap belt

portion of a combination lap and

shoulder belt should be positioned

low across the hips below the belly

and worn as tight as comfort will

allow. The shoulder belt should be

positioned to cross the middle of

the shoulder and the center of the

chest.

Safety Belt Locking Modes

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WARNING: After any vehicle crash, the safety belt system at all passenger seating positions must be checked by an authorized

dealer to verify that the automatic locking retractor feature for child seats is still functioning properly. In addition, all safety belts should be checked for proper function.

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WARNING: The belt and retractor assembly must be replaced if the safety belt assembly automatic locking retractor feature or

any other safety belt function is not operating properly when checked by an authorized dealer. Failure to replace the belt and retractor assembly could increase the risk of injury in crashes.

All safety restraints in the vehicle are combination lap and shoulder belts. The driver safety belt has the first locking mode. The front outboard passenger and rear seat safety belts have both types of locking modes described as follows:

Vehicle Sensitive Mode

This is the normal retractor mode, which allows free shoulder or lap belt length adjustment to your movements and locking in response to vehicle movement. For example, if the driver brakes suddenly or turns a corner sharply, or the vehicle receives an impact of about 5 mph (8 km/h) or more, the combination safety belts will lock to help reduce forward movement of the driver and passengers.

In addition, the retractor(s) is designed to lock if the webbing is pulled out too quickly. If this occurs, let the belt retract slightly and pull webbing out again in a slow and controlled manner.

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Automatic Locking Mode

In this mode, the shoulder belt or lap belt is automatically pre-locked.

The belt will still retract to remove any slack in the shoulder or lap belt.

The automatic locking mode is not available on the driver safety belt.

When to Use the Automatic Locking Mode

This mode should be used any time a child safety seat, except a booster, is installed in passenger front or rear seating positions. Children 12 years old and under should be properly restrained in a rear seating position whenever possible.

How to use the automatic locking mode

Non-inflatable safety belts

1. Buckle the combination lap and shoulder

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belt.

2. Grasp the shoulder portion of the belt and

pull downward until the entire belt is pulled

out.

3. Allow the belt to retract. As the belt

retracts, you will hear a clicking sound. This

indicates the safety belt is now in the

automatic locking mode.

Rear outboard inflatable safety belts (second row only–if equipped)

1.Buckle the combination lap and shoulder belt.
2.Grasp the lap portion of the belt and pull upward until the entire belt is pulled out.
3.Allow the belt to retract. As the belt

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retracts, you will hear a clicking sound. This indicates the safety belt is now in the automatic locking mode.

How to Disengage the Automatic Locking Mode

Unbuckle the combination lap and shoulder belt and allow it to retract completely to disengage the automatic locking mode and activate the vehicle sensitive (emergency) locking mode.

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Safety Belt Extension Assembly

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WARNING: Do not use extensions to change the fit of the shoulder belt across the torso.

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WARNING: Do not use extensions with an inflatable safety belt.

Safety belt extensions are vehicle-specific. See an authorized dealer to make sure you obtain the proper safety belt extension for your vehicle. Use only extensions manufactured by the same supplier as the safety belt. A safety belt extension is not available for the inflatable safety belt. Also, use the safety belt extension only if the safety belt is too short for you when fully extended.

SAFETY BELT HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT

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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 crash.

1. Adjust the height of the shoulder belt so the belt rests across the middle of your shoulder.

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2. Slide the adjuster up to raise the belt and push the button and slide it down to lower the belt.

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SAFETY BELT WARNING LIGHT AND INDICATOR CHIME

This lamp illuminates and an audible warning will sound if the driver’s safety belt has not been fastened when the vehicle’s ignition is turned on.

Conditions of Operation

If…

Then…

The driver safety belt is not

The safety belt warning light

buckled before the ignition switch

illuminates 1-2 minutes and the

is turned to the on position…

warning chime sounds 4-8 seconds.

The driver safety belt is buckled

The safety belt warning light and

while the indicator light is

warning chime turn off.

illuminated and the warning chime

is sounding…

The driver safety belt is buckled

The safety belt warning light and

before the ignition switch is

indicator chime remain off.

turned to the on position…

SAFETY BELT-MINDER™

This feature supplements the safety belt warning function by providing additional reminders that intermittently sound a tone and illuminate the safety belt warning light when you are in the driver seat or you have a front seat passenger and a safety belt is unbuckled.

The system uses information from the front passenger sensing system to determine if a front seat passenger is present and therefore potentially in need of a warning. To avoid activating the Belt-Minder feature for objects placed in the front passenger seat, warnings will only be given to front seat occupants as determined by the front passenger sensing system.

If the Belt-Minder warnings have expired (warnings for about five minutes) for one occupant (driver or front passenger), the other occupant can still activate the Belt-Minder feature.

If…

Then…

You and the front seat passenger

The Belt-Minder feature will not

buckle your safety belts before

activate.

you switch the ignition on or less

than 1-2 minutes elapse after you

switch the ignition on…

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If…

Then…

You or the front seat passenger do

The Belt-Minder feature activates, the

not buckle your safety belts before

safety belt warning light illuminates

your vehicle reaches at least

and a warning tone sounds for

6 mph (9.7 km/h) and 1-2 minutes

6 seconds every 25 seconds, repeating

elapse after you switch the

for about 5 minutes or until you and

ignition…

the front seat passenger buckle your

safety belts.

The driver or front passenger

The Belt-Minder feature activates, the

safety belt becomes unbuckled for

safety belt warning light illuminates

about one minute while the

and a warning tone sounds for

vehicle is traveling at least 6 mph

6 seconds every 25 seconds, repeating

(9.7 km/h) and more than

for about 5 minutes or until you and

1-2 minutes elapse after you

the front seat passenger buckle your

switch the ignition on…

safety belts.

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Deactivating and Activating the Belt-Minder Feature

WARNING: While the system allows you to deactivate it, this system is designed to improve your chances of being safely

belted and surviving an accident. We recommend you leave the system activated for yourself and others who may use the vehicle. To reduce the risk of injury, do not deactivate or activate the system while driving the vehicle.

Note: The driver and front passenger warning are deactivated and activated independently. When deactivating or 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 programming procedure.

Before following the procedure, make sure that:

The parking brake is set.
The transmission is in park (P).
The ignition is off.
The driver and front passenger safety belts are unbuckled.

1. Turn the ignition on. Do not start the engine.

2. Wait until the safety belt warning light turns off (about one minute).

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3. Wait 10 seconds after the safety belt warning light turns off.

Step 4 must be completed within 20 seconds after the completion of Step 3.
4.For the seating position being disabled, buckle then unbuckle the safety belt three times at a moderate speed, ending in the unbuckled state.
After Step 4, the safety belt warning light will be turned on for three seconds.
5.Within about seven seconds of the light turning off, buckle then unbuckle the safety belt.
This will disable the feature for that seating position if it is currently enabled.
This will enable the feature for that seating position if it is currently disabled.

REAR INFLATABLE SAFETY BELT (IF EQUIPPED)

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WARNING: Do not attempt to service, repair, or modify the rear inflatable safety belt as you could be seriously injured or killed.

Note: The rear inflatable safety belts are compatible with most infant and child safety car seats and belt positioning booster seats when properly installed. This is because they are designed to fill with a cool gas at a lower pressure and at a slower rate than traditional airbags. After inflation, the shoulder portion of the safety belt remains cool to the touch.

The rear inflatable safety belts are located in the shoulder portion of the safety belts of the second-row outboard seating positions.

The rear inflatable safety belt consists of the following:

An inflatable bag located in the shoulder safety belt webbing.
Lap safety belt webbing with automatic locking mode.

Crash sensors and monitoring system with readiness indicator.

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See Crash Sensors and Airbag Indicator in the Supplemental Restraint System chapter.

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How Does the Rear Inflatable Safety Belt System Work?

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WARNING: If the rear inflatable safety belt has deployed, it will not function again. The rear inflatable safety belt system must be

replaced by an authorized dealer.

The rear inflatable safety belts will function like standard restraints in everyday usage.
During a crash of sufficient force, the inflatable belt will inflate from inside the webbing.

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The fully inflated belt’s increased diameter more effectively holds the occupant in the appropriate

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seating position, and spreads crash forces over more area of the body than regular safety belts. This helps reduce pressure on the chest and helps control head and neck motion for passengers.

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CHILD RESTRAINT AND SAFETY BELT MAINTENANCE

Inspect the vehicle safety belts and child safety seat systems periodically to make sure they work properly and are not damaged. Inspect the vehicle and child seat safety belts to make sure there are no nicks, tears or cuts. Replace if necessary. All vehicle safety belt assemblies, including retractors, buckles, front safety belt buckle assemblies, buckle support assemblies (slide bar-if equipped), shoulder belt height adjusters (if equipped), shoulder belt guide on seatback (if equipped), rear inflatable safety belts (if equipped), child safety seat LATCH and tether anchors, and attaching hardware, should be inspected after a crash. See the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions for additional inspection and maintenance information specific to the child restraint.

Ford Motor Company recommends that all safety belt assemblies in use in vehicles involved in a crash be replaced. However, if the crash was minor and an authorized dealer finds that the belts do not show damage and continue to operate properly, they do not need to be replaced. Safety belt assemblies not in use during a crash should also be inspected and replaced if either damage or improper operation is noted.

For proper care of soiled safety belts, see Interior in the Cleaning chapter.

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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.

Your vehicle’s Personal Safety System consists of:

Driver and passenger dual-stage airbag supplemental restraints.
Front outboard safety belts with pretensioners, energy management retractors (first row only), and safety belt usage sensors.
Driver seat position sensor.
Front passenger sensing system.
Passenger airbag off and on indicator lamp.
Front crash severity sensors.
Restraints control module with impact and safing sensors.
Restraint system warning light and backup tone.
The electrical wiring for the airbags, crash sensor(s), safety belt pretensioners, front safety belt usage sensors, driver seat position sensor, front passenger sensing system, and indicator lights.

How Does the Personal Safety System Work?

The Personal Safety System can adapt the deployment strategy of your vehicle’s safety devices according to crash severity and occupant conditions. A collection of crash and occupant sensors provides information to the restraints control module. During a crash, the restraints control module may activate the safety belt pretensioners and/or either one or both stages of the dual-stage airbag supplemental restraints based on crash severity and occupant conditions.

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PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION

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WARNING: Airbags do not inflate slowly or gently, and the risk of injury from a deploying airbag is the greatest close to the trim

covering the airbag module.

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WARNING: All occupants of your vehicle, including the driver, should always properly wear their safety belts, even when an

airbag supplemental restraint system is provided. Failure to properly wear your safety belt could seriously increase the risk of injury or death.

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WARNING: Airbags can kill or injure a child in a child seat. Always transport children 12 years old and under in the back

seat and always properly use appropriate child restraints.

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WARNING: Never place your arm over the airbag module, as a deploying airbag can result in serious arm fractures or other

injuries.

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WARNING: Airbags can kill or injure a child in a child seat. Never place a rear-facing child seat in front of an active airbag. If

you must use a forward-facing child seat in the front seat, move the seat upon which the child seat is installed all the way back.

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WARNING: Do not attempt to service, repair, or modify the airbag supplemental restraint systems or its fuses as you could be

seriously injured or killed. Contact your authorized dealer as soon as possible.

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WARNING: Several airbag system components get hot after inflation. Do not touch them after inflation as this may result in

serious injury.

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WARNING: If the airbag has deployed, the airbag will not

image109 function again and must be replaced immediately. If the airbag is not replaced, the unrepaired area will increase the risk of injury in a crash.

The airbags are a supplemental restraint system and are designed to work with the safety belts to help protect the driver and right front passenger from certain upper body injuries. Airbags do not inflate slowly; there is a risk of injury from a deploying airbag.

Note: You will hear a loud bang and see a cloud of harmless powdery residue if an airbag deploys. This is normal.

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 (for example, baking soda) that result from the combustion process that inflates the airbag. Small amounts of sodium hydroxide may be present which may irritate the skin and eyes, but none of the residue is toxic.

While the system is designed to help reduce serious injuries, contact with a deploying airbag may also cause abrasions or swelling. Temporary hearing loss is also a possibility as a result of the noise associated with a deploying airbag. Because airbags must inflate rapidly and with considerable force, there is the risk of death or serious injuries, such as fractures, facial and eye injuries or internal injuries, particularly to occupants who are not properly restrained or are otherwise out of position at the time of airbag deployment. Thus, it is extremely important that occupants be properly restrained as far away from the airbag module as possible while maintaining vehicle control.

Routine maintenance of the airbags is not required.

SOS POST-CRASH ALERT SYSTEM™

The system flashes the direction indicator lamps and the horn sounds (intermittently) in the event of a serious impact that deploys an airbag equipped on your vehicle.

The horn and lamps turn off when:

You press the hazard button.
You press the panic button (if equipped) on the remote entry transmitter.
Your vehicle runs out of power.

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DRIVER AND PASSENGER AIRBAGS

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WARNING: Never place your arm or any objects over an airbag module. Placing your arm over a deploying airbag can result in

serious arm fractures or other injuries. Objects placed on or over the airbag inflation area may cause those objects to be propelled by the airbag into your face and torso causing serious injury.

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WARNING: Airbags can kill or injure a child in a child seat. Never place a rear-facing child seat in front of an active airbag. If

you must use a forward-facing child seat in the front seat, move the seat upon which the child seat is installed all the way back.

The driver and front passenger airbags will deploy during significant frontal and near-frontal crashes.

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The driver and passenger front airbag system consists of:

Driver and passenger airbag modules.
Front passenger sensing system.

Crash sensors and monitoring system with readiness indicator. See Crash Sensors and Airbag Indicator later in this chapter.

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Proper Driver and Front Passenger Seating Adjustment

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WARNING: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recommends a minimum distance of at least 10 inches (25

centimeters) between an occupant’s chest and the driver airbag module.

To properly position yourself away from the airbag:

Move your seat to the rear as far as you can while still reaching the pedals comfortably.

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Recline the seat slightly (one or two degrees) from the upright position.

After all occupants have adjusted their seats and put on safety belts, it is very important that they continue to sit properly. Properly seated occupants sit upright, lean against the seat back, and center themselves on the seat cushion, with their feet comfortably extended on the floor. Sitting improperly can increase the chance of injury in a crash event. For example, if an occupant slouches, lies down, turns sideways, sits forward, leans forward or sideways, or puts one or both feet up, the chance of injury during a crash is greatly increased.

Children and Airbags

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WARNING: Airbags can kill or injure a child in a child seat.

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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 crash.

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Knee Airbag System (Passenger Side Only)

The knee airbag is located under the instrument panel. During a crash, the restraints control module may activate the passenger knee airbag based on crash severity and occupant conditions. Under certain crash and occupant conditions, the passenger knee airbag may deploy but the passenger front airbag may not activate.

As with front and side airbags, it is important to be properly seated and restrained to reduce the risk of death or serious injury.

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FRONT PASSENGER SENSING SYSTEM

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WARNING: Even with Advanced Restraints Systems, children 12 and under should be properly restrained in a rear seating position.

Failure to follow this could seriously increase the risk of injury or death.

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WARNING: Sitting improperly out of position or with the seat back reclined too far can take off weight from the seat cushion

and affect the decision of the front passenger sensing system, resulting in serious injury or death in a crash.

Always sit upright against your seat back, with your feet on the floor.

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WARNING: Any alteration or modification to the front passenger seat may affect the performance of the front passenger sensing

system which could seriously increase the risk of injury or death.

This system works with sensors that are part of the front passenger’s seat and safety belt to detect the presence of a properly seated occupant and determine if the front passenger’s frontal airbag should be enabled (may inflate) or not.

The front passenger sensing system

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uses a passenger airbag status

indicator which will illuminate

indicating that the front passenger

frontal airbag is either ON (enabled)

or OFF (disabled). The indicator

lamp is located in the center stack of

the instrument panel.

Note: When the ignition is first turned on, the passenger airbag status indicator OFF and ON lamps will illuminate for a short period of time to confirm they are functional.

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The front passenger sensing system is designed to disable (will not inflate) the front passenger’s frontal airbag when the front passenger seat is unoccupied, or when a rear-facing infant seat, a forward-facing child restraint, or a booster seat is detected. Even with this technology, parents are strongly encouraged to always properly restrain children in the rear seat. The sensor also turns off the passenger front airbag and seat-mounted side airbag when the passenger seat is empty.

When the front passenger sensing system disables (will not inflate) the front passenger frontal airbag, the passenger airbag status indicator will illuminate the OFF lamp and stay lit to remind you that the front passenger frontal airbag is disabled.
If the child restraint has been installed and the passenger airbag status indicator illuminates the ON lamp, then turn the vehicle off, remove the child restraint from the vehicle and reinstall the restraint following the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions.

The front passenger sensing system is designed to enable (may inflate) the front passenger’s frontal airbag anytime the system senses that a person of adult size is sitting properly in the front passenger seat.

When the front passenger sensing system enables the front passenger frontal airbag (may inflate), the passenger airbag status indicator will illuminate the ON lamp and remain illuminated.

If a person of adult size is sitting in the front passenger’s seat, but the passenger airbag status indicator OFF lamp is lit, it is possible that the person isn’t sitting properly in the seat. If this happens:

Turn the vehicle off and ask the person to place the seatback in the full upright position.
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.
If the passenger airbag status indicator OFF lamp remains lit even after this, the person should be advised to ride in the rear seat.

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Occupant

Passenger airbag

Passenger airbag

status indicator

Empty

OFF: Lit

Disabled

ON: Unlit

Child

OFF: Lit

Disabled

ON: Unlit

Adult

OFF: Unlit

Enabled

ON: Lit

Note: When the passenger airbag status indicator OFF lamp is illuminated, the passenger side airbag (seat-mounted) may be disabled to avoid the risk of airbag deployment injuries.

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After all occupants have adjusted their seats and put on safety belts, it is very important that they continue to sit properly. Properly seated occupants sit upright, lean against the seat back, and center themselves on the seat cushion, with their feet comfortably extended on the floor. Sitting improperly can increase the chance of injury in a crash event. For example, if an occupant slouches, lies down, turns sideways, sits forward, leans forward or sideways, or puts one or both feet up, the chance of injury during a crash is greatly increased.

Make sure the front passenger sensing system is operating properly. See Crash Sensors and Airbag Indicator later in this chapter.

Do not attempt to repair or service the system; take your vehicle immediately to an authorized dealer.

If it is necessary to modify an advanced front airbag system to accommodate a person with disabilities, contact the Ford Customer Relationship Center at the phone number shown in the Getting the services you need section of the Customer Assistance chapter, or see your authorized dealer.

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SIDE AIRBAGS

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WARNING: Do not place objects or mount equipment on or near the airbag cover, on the side of the seatbacks (of the front seats),

or in front seat areas that may come into contact with a deploying airbag. Failure to follow these instructions may increase the risk of personal injury in the event of a crash.

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WARNING: Do not use accessory seat covers. The use of

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WARNING: Do not lean your head on the door. The side airbag could injure you as it deploys from the side of the seatback.

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WARNING: Do not attempt to service, repair, or modify the

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WARNING: If the side airbag has deployed, the airbag will not function again. The side airbag system (including the seat) must

be inspected and serviced by an authorized dealer. If the airbag is not replaced, the unrepaired area will increase the risk of injury in a crash.

The side airbags are located on the outboard side of the seat backs of the front seats. In certain sideways crashes, the airbag on the side affected by the crash will be inflated. The airbag was designed to inflate between the door panel and occupant to further enhance the protection provided occupants in side impact crashes.

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The system consists of the

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following:

A tag on the seatback indicating that side airbags are found on your vehicle.

Side airbags located inside the seatback of the driver and front passenger seats.

Front passenger sensing system.

Crash sensors and monitoring system with readiness indicator. See Crash Sensors and Airbag Indicator later in this chapter.

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Note: The passenger sensing system will deactivate the passenger seat-mounted side airbag if it detects an empty passenger seat.

The design and development of the side airbag system included recommended testing procedures that were developed by a group of automotive safety experts known as the Side Airbag Technical Working Group. These recommended testing procedures help reduce the risk of injuries related to the deployment of side airbags.

SAFETY CANOPY™ CURTAIN AIRBAGS

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WARNING: Do not place objects or mount equipment on or near the headliner at the siderail that may come into contact with a

deploying curtain airbag. Failure to follow these instructions may increase the risk of personal injury in the event of a crash.

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WARNING: Do not lean your head on the door. The curtain airbag could injure you as it deploys from the headliner.

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WARNING: Do not attempt to service, repair, or modify the curtain airbags, its fuses, the A, B, C or D pillar trim, or the

headliner on a vehicle containing curtain airbags, as you could be seriously injured or killed. Contact your authorized dealer as soon as possible.

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WARNING: All occupants of your vehicle including the driver should always wear their safety belts even when an airbag

supplemental restraint system and curtain airbag is provided. Failure to properly wear your safety belt could seriously increase the risk of injury or death.

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WARNING: To reduce risk of injury, do not obstruct or place objects in the deployment path of the curtain airbag.

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WARNING: If the curtain airbags have deployed, the curtain

image138 airbags will not function again. The curtain airbags (including the A, B, C or D pillar trim and headliner) must be inspected and serviced by an authorized dealer. If the curtain airbag is not replaced, the unrepaired area will increase the risk of injury in a crash.

The Safety Canopy will deploy during significant side crashes or when a certain likelihood of a rollover event is detected by the rollover sensor. The Safety Canopy is mounted to the roof side-rail sheet metal, behind the headliner, above each row of seats. In certain sideways crashes or rollover events, the Safety Canopy will be activated, regardless of which seats are occupied. The Safety Canopy is designed to inflate between the side window area and occupants to further enhance protection provided in side impact crashes and rollover events.

The system consists of:

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Safety canopy curtain airbags fitted above the trim panels over the front and rear side windows identified by a label or wording on the headliner or roof-pillar trim.

A flexible headliner which opens above the side doors to allow air curtain deployment.

Crash sensors and monitoring system with readiness indicator. See Crash Sensors and Airbag Indicator in this chapter.

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Children 12 years old and under should always be properly restrained in the rear seats. The Safety Canopy will not interfere with children restrained using a properly installed child or booster seat because it is designed to inflate downward from the headliner above the doors along the side window opening.

The design and development of the Safety Canopy 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 Canopy).

CRASH SENSORS AND AIRBAG INDICATOR

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WARNING: Modifying or adding equipment to the front end of your vehicle (including frame, bumper, front end body structure

and tow hooks) may affect the performance of the airbag system, increasing the risk of injury. Do not modify the front end of your vehicle.

Your vehicle has a collection of crash and occupant sensors which provide information to the restraints control module. The restraints control module deploys (activates) the front safety belt pretensioners, rear inflatable safety belts, driver airbag, passenger airbag, passenger knee airbag, seat mounted side airbags, and the Safety Canopy. Based on the type of accident (frontal impact, side impact or rollover) the restraints control module will deploy the appropriate safety devices.

The restraints control module also monitors the readiness of the above safety devices plus the crash and occupant sensors. The readiness of the safety system is indicated by a warning indicator light in the instrument cluster or by a backup tone if the warning light is not working. See the Instrument Cluster chapter. Routine maintenance of the airbag is not required.

A difficulty with the system is indicated by one or more of the following:

The readiness light will either flash or stay lit.

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The readiness light will not illuminate immediately after the ignition is turned on.

A series of five beeps will be heard. The tone pattern will repeat periodically until the problem or light is repaired.

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If any of these things happen, even intermittently, have the supplemental restraint system serviced at an authorized dealer immediately. Unless serviced, the system may not function properly in the event of a crash.

The safety belt pretensioners, rear inflatable safety belts and the airbag supplemental restraint system are designed to activate when the vehicle sustains frontal or sideways deceleration sufficient to cause the restraints control module to deploy a safety device or when a certain likelihood of a rollover event is detected by the rollover sensor.

The fact that the safety belt pretensioners or airbags did not activate for both front seat occupants in a crash does not mean that something is wrong with the system. Rather, it means the restraints control module determined the accident conditions (such as crash severity, belt usage) were not appropriate to activate these safety devices.

The design of the front airbags is to activate only in frontal and near-frontal crashes (not rollovers, side impacts or rear impacts) unless the crash causes sufficient frontal deceleration.
The design of the safety belt pretensioners and rear inflatable safety belts is to activate in frontal, near-frontal and side crashes, and in rollovers.
The design of the side airbags is to inflate in certain side impact crashes. Side airbags may activate in other types of crashes if the vehicle experiences sufficient sideways motion or deformation.
The design of the Safety Canopy is to inflate in certain side impact crashes or rollover events. The Safety Canopy may activate in other types of crashes if the vehicle experiences sufficient sideways motion or deformation, or a certain likelihood of rollover.

AIRBAG DISPOSAL

Contact your authorized dealer as soon as possible. Airbags must be disposed of by qualified personnel.

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GENERAL INFORMATION ON RADIO FREQUENCIES

This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules and with Industry Canada license-exempt RSS standard(s). 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.

Note: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. The term IC before the radio certification number only signifies that Industry Canada technical specifications were met.

The typical operating range for your transmitter is approximately 33 feet (10 meters). Vehicles with the remote start feature will have a greater range. A decrease in operating range could be caused by:

weather conditions
nearby radio towers
structures around your vehicle
other vehicles parked next to your vehicle.

The radio frequency used by your remote control can also be used by other short-distance radio transmissions, for example amateur radios, medical equipment, wireless headphones, remote controls and alarm systems. If the frequencies are jammed, you will not be able to use your remote control. You can lock and unlock the doors with the key.

Note: Make sure your vehicle is locked before leaving it unattended.

Note: If you are in range, the remote control will operate if you press any button unintentionally.

Intelligent Access (If Equipped)

The system uses a radio frequency signal to communicate with your vehicle and authorize your vehicle to unlock when one of the following conditions is met:

You touch the inside of the front exterior door handle.
You press the luggage compartment button.
You press a button on the transmitter.

If excessive radio frequency interference is present in the area or if the transmitter battery is low, it may be necessary to mechanically unlock your door. You can use the mechanical key blade in your intelligent access key to open the driver door in this situation. Refer to Remote Control in this chapter for more information on the location and use of the mechanical key blade.

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REMOTE CONTROL

Integrated Keyhead Transmitters (IKTs) (If Equipped)

CUSTOMERBYONLY

REMOVEDTOBE

CAUTION

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Use the key blade to start your vehicle and unlock or lock the driver door from outside your vehicle. The transmitter portion functions as the remote control.

Note: Your vehicle’s keys came with a security label that provides important key cut information. Keep the label in a safe place for future reference.

Intelligent Access Key (If Equipped)

Your intelligent access keys operate the power locks and the remote start system. The key must be in your vehicle to activate the push-button start system.

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The intelligent access key also contains a removable mechanical key blade that you can use to unlock the driver door. Slide the release on the back of the transmitter to release the key blade, and then pull the blade out.

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Note: Your vehicle’s back-up keys

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came with a security tag that

provides important key cut

information. Keep the tag in a safe

place for future reference.

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Replacing the Battery

Note: Refer to local regulations when disposing of transmitter batteries.

Note: Do not wipe off any grease on the battery terminals or on the back surface of the circuit board.

Note: Replacing the battery will not delete the transmitter from your vehicle. The transmitter should operate normally.

The remote control uses one coin-type three-volt lithium battery CR2032 or equivalent.

Integrated Keyhead Transmitter

1. Twist a thin coin in the slot near the key

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1  ring to remove the battery cover (1).

2. Carefully peel up the rubber gasket (2)

2from the transmitter if it does not come off with the battery cover.

3  3. Remove the old battery (3).

4.Insert the new battery. Refer to the instructions inside the integrated keyhead transmitter for the correct orientation of the battery. Press the battery down to ensure that the battery is fully seated in the battery housing cavity.
5.Reinstall the rubber gasket.
6.Snap the battery cover back onto the key.

Intelligent Access Transmitter

1.Remove the backup key from the transmitter.
2.Twist a thin coin under the tab hidden behind the backup key head

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to remove the battery cover. Do not use the backup key to remove the cover or you could damage the intelligent access key.

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3.Remove the old battery.
4.Insert a new battery with the + facing downward. Press the battery down to make sure it is fully in the housing.
5.Snap the battery cover back onto the transmitter and install the backup key.

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Memory Feature (If Equipped)

The memory feature allows you to recall the driver seat, power mirrors, power adjustable pedal and power steering column (if equipped) memory positions.

Press the unlock button on the remote control or activate intelligent access to recall memory. The mirrors and pedals will move to the memory position and the seat and steering column will move to the easy entry position (if you have switched on the easy entry feature). The seat and column will move to the final position when you switch on the ignition.

Programming Memory to the Remote Control

1. Turn the ignition on.

1

2. Move the memory features to the desired positions using the associated controls.

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2

3. Press and hold memory button 1, located on the driver seat side, for five seconds. A tone will sound in about two seconds. Continue to hold until you hear a second tone.

4.Press the lock button on the remote control within three seconds.
5.Repeat this procedure for another memory button and transmitter if desired.

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Deactivating Memory from the Remote Control

1.Press and hold the desired memory button for five seconds. You will hear a tone in about two seconds. Continue to hold until you hear a second tone.
2.Press the unlock button on the remote control.
3.Repeat this procedure for each additional transmitter if desired.

Car Finder

Press the button twice within three seconds. The horn will sound and the turn signals will flash. We recommend you use this method to locate your vehicle, rather than using the panic

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alarm.

Sounding a Panic Alarm

Press the button to activate the alarm. Press the button again or switch the ignition on to deactivate.

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Note: The panic alarm will only operate when the ignition is off.

Remote Start (If Equipped)

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WARNING: To avoid exhaust fumes, do not use remote start if your vehicle is parked indoors or areas that are not well

ventilated.

Note: Do not use remote start if your vehicle is low on fuel.

The remote start button is on the transmitter.

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This feature allows you to start your vehicle from outside your vehicle.

The transmitter has an extended operating range.

Vehicles with automatic climate control can be configured to operate when the vehicle is remote started. See the Climate Control chapter for more information. A manual climate control system will run at the setting it was set to when your vehicle was last turned off.

Many states and provinces have restrictions for the use of remote start. Check your local and state or provincial laws for specific requirements regarding remote start systems.

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The remote start system will not work if:

the ignition is on
the alarm system is triggered
you disable the feature
the hood is open
the transmission is not in P
the vehicle battery voltage is too low
the fuel is too low
the service engine soon light is on.

Remote Starting the Vehicle

Note: You must press each button within three seconds of each other. Your vehicle will not remote start and the horn will not sound if you do not follow this sequence.

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The label on your transmitter

details the starting procedure.

To remote start your vehicle:

1.Press the lock button to lock all the doors.
2.Press the remote start button twice. The exterior lamps will flash twice. The horn will sound if the system fails to start.

Note: If you remote start your vehicle with an integrated keyhead transmitter, you must switch the ignition on before driving your vehicle. If you remote start your vehicle with an intelligent access transmitter, you must have a programmed intelligent access key inside your vehicle and press the START/STOP button on the instrument panel once while applying the brake pedal before driving your vehicle.

The power windows will not work during the remote start and the radio will not turn on automatically.

The parking lamps will remain on and your vehicle will run for 5, 10, or 15 minutes, depending on the setting. See the Information Displays chapter to select the duration of the remote start system.

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Extending the Vehicle Run Time

Repeat Steps 1 and 2 with your vehicle still running to extend the run time for another remote start duration. If the duration is set to last

10 minutes, the duration will extend by another 10 minutes beginning after what is left of the first activation time. For example, if your vehicle had been running from the first remote start for five minutes, your vehicle will continue to run now for 15 additonal minutes.

Wait at least five seconds before remote starting after a vehicle shutdown.

Turning the Vehicle Off After Remote Starting

Press the button once. The parking lamps will turn off.

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You may have to be closer to your vehicle than when starting due to ground reflection and the added noise of the running vehicle.

You can disable or enable the remote start system through the information display. See the Information Display chapter.

REPLACING A LOST KEY OR REMOTE CONTROL

You can purchase replacement or additional keys or remote controls from an authorized dealer. A dealer can program the transmitters to your vehicle or you may be able to program them yourself. See the Security chapter for information on programming your transmitters.

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PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION

MyKey allows you to program keys with restricted driving modes to promote good driving habits. All but one of the keys programmed to the vehicle can be activated with these restricted modes.

Any keys that have not been programmed are referred to as administrator keys or admin keys. These can be used to:

Create a MyKey.
Program configurable MyKey settings.
Clear all MyKey features.

When you have programmed a MyKey, you can access the following information using the information display:

How many admin keys and MyKeys are programmed to your vehicle.
The total distance your vehicle has traveled using a MyKey.

Note: All MyKeys are programmed to the same settings. You cannot program them individually.

Note: For vehicles with intelligent access (push-button start), when both a MyKey and an admin transmitter are present, the admin transmitter will be recognized to start the vehicle.

Non-configurable Settings

The following settings cannot be changed by an admin key user:

Belt-Minder. You cannot disable this feature. The audio system will mute when the front seat occupants’ safety belts are not fastened.
Early low fuel warning. The low fuel warning is activated earlier, giving the MyKey user more time to refuel.
Driver assist features, if equipped on your vehicle, are forced on: parking aid, blind spot information system (BLIS) with cross traffic alert, lane departure warning and forward collision warning system.
Satellite radio adult content restrictions.

Configurable Settings

With an admin key, you can configure certain MyKey settings when you first create a MyKey and before you recycle the key or restart the vehicle. You can also change the settings afterward with an admin key.

A vehicle speed limit can be set. Warnings will be shown in the display followed by an audible tone when your vehicle reaches the set speed. You cannot override the set speed by fully depressing the accelerator pedal or by setting cruise control.

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Vehicle speed minders of 45, 55 or 65 mph (75, 90 or 105 km/h). Once you select a speed, it will be shown in the display, followed by an audible tone when the preselected vehicle speed is exceeded.
Audio system maximum volume of 45%. A message will be shown in the display when you attempt to exceed the limited volume. Also, the speed-sensitive or compensated automatic volume control will be disabled.
Always on setting. When this is selected, you will not be able to turn off AdvanceTrac or the do not disturb feature (if your vehicle is equipped with these features).

CREATING A MYKEY

Use the information display to create a MyKey:

1.Insert the key you want to program into the ignition. If your vehicle is equipped with a push-button start, place the intelligent access key in the backup slot. The location of your backup slot is in another chapter. See Starting and Stopping the Engine.
2.Switch the ignition on.
3.Access the main menu on the information display controls, and select Settings, then MyKey by pressing OK or the > button.
4.Press OK or the > button to select Create MyKey.
5.When prompted, hold the OK button until you see a message informing

you to label this key as a MyKey. The key will be restricted at the next start.

MyKey is successfully created. Make sure you label it so you can distinguish it from the admin keys.

You can also program configurable settings for the key(s). Refer to Programming/Changing Configurable Settings.

Programming/Changing Configurable Settings

Use the information display to access your configurable MyKey settings:

1. Switch the ignition on using an admin key. If your vehicle has push-button start, put the intelligent access key fob into the backup slot. The location of your backup slot is in another chapter. See Starting and Stopping the Engine

2.Access the main menu and select Settings, then MyKey by pressing OK or the > button.
3.Use the arrow buttons to get to a configurable feature.
4.Press OK or > to scroll through settings.

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5. Press OK or > to make a selection.

Note: You can clear or change your MyKey settings at any time during the same key cycle as you created the MyKey. Once you have switched the engine off, however, you will need an admin key to change or clear your MyKey settings.

CLEARING ALL MYKEYS

You can clear all MyKeys within the same key cycle as you created the MyKey. If you switch your ignition off, however, you will need to use an admin key to clear your MyKeys.

Note: When you clear your MyKeys, you remove all restrictions and return all MyKeys to their original admin key status at once.

To clear all MyKeys of all MyKey settings, use the information display to do the following:

1.Access the main menu and select Settings, then MyKey.
2.Scroll to Clear All and press the OK button.
3.Hold the OK button until ALL MYKEYS CLEARED displays .

CHECKING MYKEY SYSTEM STATUS

You can find information about your programmed MyKeys by using the information display.

MYKEY DISTANCE

Tracks the distance when drivers use a MyKey. The only way to delete the accumulated distance is by using an admin key to clear your MyKey. If the distance does not accumulate as expected, then the intended user is not using the MyKey, or an admin key user recently cleared and then recreated a MyKey.

NUMBER OF MYKEY(S)

Indicates the number of MyKeys programmed to your vehicle. Use this feature to detect how many MyKeys you have for your vehicle and determine when a MyKey has been deleted.

NUMBER OF ADMIN KEY(S)

Indicates how many admin keys are programmed to your vehicle. Use this feature to determine how many unrestricted keys you have for your vehicle, and detect if an additional MyKey has been programmed.

USING MYKEY WITH REMOTE START SYSTEMS

MyKey is not compatible with non-Ford-approved aftermarket remote start systems. If you choose to install a remote start system, please see your Ford authorized dealer for a Ford-approved remote start system.

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MYKEY TROUBLESHOOTING

Condition

Potential causes

I cannot create a

The key or fob used to start the vehicle

MyKey.

does not have admin privileges.

The key or fob used to start the vehicle is

the only admin key (there always has to be at

least one admin key).

Vehicles with push-button start: The

intelligent access key is not in the backup slot.

The backup slot location information is in

another chapter. See Starting and Stopping

the Vehicle.

SecuriLock passive anti-theft system is

disabled or in unlimited mode.

I cannot program the

The key or fob used to start the vehicle

configurable settings.

does not have admin privileges.

No MyKeys are created. See Creating a

MyKey.

I cannot clear the

The key or fob used to start the vehicle

MyKeys.

does not have admin privileges.

No MyKeys are created. Refer to Creating a

MyKey.

I lost the only admin

Purchase a new key from your authorized

key.

dealer.

I lost a key.

Program a spare key. See SecuriLock in the

Security.

No MyKey functions

An admin fob is present at engine start.

with intelligent access

No MyKey has been created. See Creating a

key (push- button

MyKey.

start).

MyKey distances do

The MyKey user is not using the MyKey.

not accumulate.

An admin key holder cleared the MyKeys

and created new MyKeys.

The key system has been reset.

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LOCKING AND UNLOCKING

You can use the power door lock control or the remote control to lock and unlock your vehicle.

Power Door Locks

The power door lock control is located on the driver and front passenger door panels.

A. Unlock

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B. Lock

Remote Control

You can use the remote control anytime your vehicle is not running.

Unlocking the Doors (Two-Stage Unlock)

Press the button to unlock the driver door.

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Press the button again within three seconds to unlock all doors.

The turn signals will flash.

Press and hold both the lock and unlock buttons on the remote control for four seconds to disable or enable two-stage unlocking. Disabling two-stage unlocking allows all vehicle doors to unlock with one press of the button. The turn signals will flash twice to indicate a change to the unlocking mode. The unlocking mode applies to the remote control, keyless entry keypad and intelligent access.

Intelligent access at the driver door unlocks all doors when you have disabled two-stage unlocking.

Locking the Doors

Press the button to lock all the doors. The turn signals will illuminate.

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Press the button again within three seconds to confirm that all the doors are closed. The doors will lock again, the horn will sound and the turn signals will illuminate if all the doors and the luggage compartment are closed.

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Note: If any door or the luggage compartment is open, or if the hood is open on vehicles with an anti-theft alarm or remote start, the horn sounds twice and the lamps will not flash.

Power Liftgate (If Equipped)

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WARNING: Make sure all persons are clear of the liftgate area before using power liftgate control.

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WARNING: Make sure to close and latch the liftgate to prevent drawing exhaust fumes into your vehicle. This will also prevent

passengers and cargo from falling out. If you must drive with the liftgate open, keep the vents or windows open so outside air comes into your vehicle. Failure to follow this warning could result in serious personal injury.

Note: Be careful when opening or closing the liftgate in a garage or other enclosed area to avoid damaging the liftgate.

Press twice within three seconds to open or close the liftgate, or to reverse the movement.

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Activating Intelligent Access (If Equipped)

You must have the intelligent access key within 3 feet (1 meter) of your vehicle.

At the Front Doors

Pull a front exterior door handle to unlock and open the door. The unlock sensor is on the back of the handle. Make sure not to touch the lock sensor area on the front of the handle.

Press and hold the lock sensor area for about a second to lock your vehicle. To avoid unlocking the door inadvertently, make sure to only touch the lock sensor and not other areas of the door handle.

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After locking the doors with the lock sensor, there is a brief delay

before you can unlock your vehicle. This delay lets you pull the door handle to make sure it locked.

Note: Keep the door handle surface clean to avoid issues with operation.

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At the Liftgate

Press the exterior liftgate release button on the top of the liftgate pull-cup handle.

Smart Unlocks for Integrated Keyhead Transmitter

This feature helps to prevent you from locking yourself out of your vehicle if your key is still in the ignition.

When you open one of the front doors and lock your vehicle with the power door lock control, all the doors will lock then unlock if your key is still in the ignition.

You can still lock your vehicle with the key in the ignition. To do this, use the keyless entry keypad with the driver door closed, or press the lock button on the transmitter even if the doors are not closed.

If both front doors are closed, you can lock your vehicle by any method, regardless of whether the key is in the ignition or not.

Smart Unlocks for Intelligent Access Keys (If Equipped)

This feature helps to prevent you from unintentionally locking your intelligent access key inside your vehicle’s passenger compartment or rear cargo area.

When you lock your vehicle using the driver or passenger power door lock control (with the door open, transmission in P and ignition off), after you close the door your vehicle will search for an intelligent access key in the passenger compartment. If your vehicle finds a key, all of the doors will immediately unlock and the horn will sound, indicating that a key is inside.

You can override the smart unlock feature and intentionally lock the intelligent access key inside your vehicle. To do this, lock your vehicle after you have closed all the doors by:

using the keyless entry keypad
pressing the lock button on another intelligent access key
touching the locking area on the handle with another intelligent access key in your hand.

When you open one of the front doors and lock your vehicle using the power door lock control, all doors will lock then unlock if:

the ignition is on, or
the ignition is off and the transmission is not in P.

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Autolock Feature (If Enabled)

The autolock feature will lock all the doors when:

all the doors are closed,
the ignition is on,
you shift into any gear putting your vehicle in motion, and
your vehicle reaches a speed greater than 12 mph (20 km/h). The autolock feature repeats when:
you open then close any door while the ignition is on and the vehicle speed is 9 mph (15 km/h) or lower, and
your vehicle then reaches a speed greater than 12 mph (20 km/h).

Autounlock Feature (If Enabled)

The autounlock feature unlocks all the doors when:

the ignition is on, all the doors are closed, and your vehicle has been in motion at a speed greater than 12 mph (20 km/h);
your vehicle has then come to a stop and you switch the off ignition or to accessory; and
you open the driver door within 10 minutes of switching the ignition off or to accessory.

Note: The doors will not autounlock if you electronically lock your vehicle after you switch the ignition off and before you open the driver door.

Enabling or Disabling

Note: You can enable or disable the autolock and autounlock features independently of each other.

You can enable or disable these features:

through an authorized dealer
using the information display.

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Illuminated Entry

The interior lamps and select exterior lamps illuminate when you use the integrated keyhead transmitter, intelligent access key or the keyless entry keypad to unlock the vehicle.

The system will turn off the lights if:

you switch the ignition on
you press the lock button on the remote control
you lock your vehicle using the keyless entry keypad
after 25 seconds of illumination.

The lights will not turn off if:

you turn them on with the dimmer control
any door is open.

Illuminated Exit

The interior lamps and select exterior lamps illuminate when all doors are closed and you switch the ignition off and remove the key from the ignition (integrated keyhead transmitter only).

The lamps turn off if all the doors remain closed and:

25 seconds elapse
you insert the key in the ignition (integrated keyhead transmitter only)
you press the START/STOP button (intelligent access key only).

Battery Saver

If you leave the courtesy lamps, dome lamps or headlamps on, the battery saver shuts them off 10 minutes after you switch the ignition off.

Accessory Mode Battery Saver for Intelligent Access Keys (If Equipped)

If you leave your vehicle in the run ignition state, it will shut off once it detects a certain amount of battery drain or after 45 minutes.

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LIFTGATE

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WARNING: Do not allow people to travel in any area of your vehicle that does not have seats and safety belts. Riding in a

cargo area, inside or outside of the vehicle, is extremely dangerous. In a crash, people riding in these areas are more likely to be seriously injured or killed. Make sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and using a safety belt correctly. Failure to follow this warning could result in serious personal injury or death.

Manual Liftgate

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WARNING: Make sure to close and latch the liftgate to prevent drawing exhaust fumes into your vehicle. This will also prevent

passengers and cargo from falling out. If you must drive with the liftgate open, keep the vents or windows open so outside air comes into your vehicle. Failure to follow this warning could result in serious personal injury.

Note: Be careful when opening or closing the liftgate in a garage or other enclosed area to avoid damaging the liftgate.

Note: Do not hang anything, for example a bike rack, from the spoiler, glass or liftgate. This could damage the liftgate and its components.

Note: Do not leave the liftgate open while driving. This could damage the liftgate and its components.

The liftgate area is only intended for cargo, not passengers.

To open the liftgate: Press the button located in the top of the liftgate pull-cup handle to unlatch the liftgate, and then pull on the outside handle.

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If your vehicle has lost power, you can release the latch from inside your vehicle. Use the access panel on the liftgate trim.

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Power Liftgate (If Equipped)

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WARNING: Make sure all persons are clear of the power liftgate area before using the power liftgate control.

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WARNING: Keep keys out of reach of children. Do not allow children to play near an open or moving power liftgate.

Note: Cycling the ignition while the liftgate is power closing and is near the latch may cause the liftgate to reverse to full open position. Make sure that you close the liftgate before operating or moving the vehicle, especially in an enclosure like a garage or a parking structure. You could damage the liftgate or its components.

Note: Do not drive with the liftgate open without first disabling the power function and securing the liftgate to the vehicle.

Note: In case of operation in extreme cold -40°F (-40°C), or on extreme inclines, manual operation of the liftgate is suggested.

You can enable or disable the power liftgate using the information display. The remote control and instrument panel button will still operate the liftgate regardless of the setting.

Opening and Closing the Power Liftgate

Note: You can reverse the liftgate movement direction with a second press of the instrument panel button, or the control button on the liftgate, or a second double press of the transmitter button.

The liftgate will only operate with the transmission in P.

A chime will sound three times as the liftgate begins to power close. A single chime indicates a problem with the close request, caused by:

the ignition is on and the transmission is not in P; or
the battery voltage is below the minimum operating voltage; or
the vehicle speed is at or above 3 mph (5 km/h).

If the liftgate reverses and starts to close after an open request, a fast continuous chime indicates excessive load on the gate or a possible strut failure. Have your vehicle checked by an authorized dealer if you still have a fast chime after you remove the load.

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To open or close from the instrument panel: Press the instrument panel button.

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To open or close with the remote control: Press the remote control button twice within three seconds.

To open with the outside liftgate control button:

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1. Unlock the liftgate with the remote control or power door unlock control. If the intelligent access transmitter is within 3 feet (1 meter) of the liftgate, the liftgate will unlock when you press the liftgate release button.

2. Press the control button located in the top of the liftgate pull-cup handle.

Note: Allow the power system to open the liftgate after pressing the control. Manually pushing or pulling the liftgate may activate the system’s obstacle detection feature and stop the power operation.

To close with the rear cargo area control: Press and release the button.

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WARNING: Keep clear of the liftgate when activating the rear switch.

Setting Liftgate Open Height

1.Open the liftgate.
2.Manually move the liftgate to the desired height.
3.Press and hold the control button on the liftgate until a tone sounds, indicating the new height is set. Note: You cannot set an open height if the liftgate position is too low.

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The new open liftgate height will now be recalled when the power liftgate is opened. To change the programmed height, repeat the above procedure. Once you open the power liftgate you can manually move it to a different height.

When operating the power liftgate after a set height lower than full-open is set, you can fully open the liftgate by manually pushing it upward to the maximum open position.

Obstacle Detection

When closing: The system will reverse to full open when it detects an obstacle. A tone will sound three times as the liftgate begins to reopen. Remove the obstacle to close the liftgate.

Note: Entering the vehicle while the liftgate is closing can cause the vehicle to bounce and activate obstacle detection. To prevent this, allow the power liftgate to fully close before entering the vehicle. Before driving off, check the instrument cluster for a liftgate or door ajar message or warning indicator. Driving off without first checking for the liftgate or door ajar message or warning indicator could result in unintentionally leaving the liftgate open while you are driving.

When opening: The system will stop and a tone will sound three times when it detects an obstacle. Remove the obstacle to operate the liftgate.

Resetting the Power Liftgate

The liftgate may not operate properly and you may need to reset it if any of these conditions occur:

A low voltage or dead battery
A disconnected battery
You manually close the liftgate and leave it ajar (unlatched) To reset the power liftgate:

1. Disconnect the battery for 20 seconds then, reconnect the battery.

2. Manually close and fully latch the liftgate.

3.Power open the liftgate by using the transmitter or the instrument panel control button.

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SECURICODE™ KEYLESS ENTRY KEYPAD (IF EQUIPPED)

The keypad, located near the driver window, is invisible until touched and then it lights up so you can see and touch the appropriate buttons.

Note: If you enter your entry code too fast on the keypad, the unlock function may not work. Enter your entry code again more slowly.

You can use the keypad to:

lock or unlock the doors

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recall memory features

enable or disable the autolock

and autounlock

arm and disarm the anti-theft

alarm

You can operate the keypad with the factory-set 5-digit entry code. This code is located on the owner’s wallet card in the glove box and is available from an authorized dealer. You can also create up to three of your own 5-digit personal entry codes.

Programming a Personal Entry Code

To create your own personal entry code:

1.Enter the factory-set code.
2.Press the 12 on the keypad within five seconds.
3.Enter your personal 5-digit code. You must enter each number within five seconds of each other.
4.For memory recall feature, enter the sixth digit 12 to store driver 1 settings or 34 to store driver 2 settings.

Note: Pressing 56, 78, or 90 keypad numbers as a sixth digit will not recall a driver memory setting.

Note: The factory-set code cannot be associated with a memory setting.

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5.The doors will lock and then unlock to confirm that programming is complete.

You may also program a personal entry code through the MyFord Touch or MyLincoln Touch system. Refer to the MyFord Touch or MyLincoln Touch chapter.

Tips:

Do not set a code that uses five of the same number.
Do not use five numbers in sequential order.
The factory-set code will work even if you have set your own personal code.

Erasing a Personal Code

1.Enter the factory-set 5-digit code.
2.Press and release 12 on the keypad within five seconds.
3.Press and hold 12 for two seconds. This must be done within five seconds of completing Step 2.

All personal codes are now erased and only the factory-set 5-digit code will work.

Anti-Scan Feature

The keypad will go into an anti-scan mode if you enter the wrong code seven times (35 consecutive button presses). This mode disables the keypad for one minute and the keypad lamp will flash.

The anti-scan feature will turn off after:

one minute of keypad inactivity
pressing the unlock button on the remote control
switching the ignition on
unlocking the vehicle using intelligent access.

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Unlocking and Locking the Doors

To unlock the driver door: Enter the factory-set 5-digit code or your personal code. You must press each number within five seconds of each other. The interior lamps will illuminate. Note: All doors will unlock if the two-stage unlocking feature is disabled. Refer to Locking and Unlocking earlier in this chapter.

To unlock all doors: Enter the factory-set code or your personal code, then press 34 within five seconds.

To lock all doors: Press and hold 78 and 90 at the same time with the driver door closed. You do not need to enter the keypad code first.

Displaying the Factory-Set Code

With Integrated Keyhead Transmitters

Note: You will need to have two programmed passive anti-theft keys for this procedure.

To display the factory-set code in the information display:

1.Place the first programmed key into the ignition and switch on the ignition.
2.Switch the ignition off and remove the first programmed key.
3.Place the second programmed key into the ignition.

The factory-set code will briefly appear in the message center.

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SECURILOCK® PASSIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM

Note: The system is not compatible with non-Ford aftermarket remote start systems. Use of these systems may result in vehicle starting problems and a loss of security protection.

Note: Metallic objects, electronic devices or a second coded key on the same key chain may cause vehicle starting issues if they are too close to the key when starting your vehicle. Prevent these objects from touching the coded key while starting the engine. Switch the ignition off, move all objects on the key chain away from the coded key and restart your vehicle if a problem occurs.

Note: Do not leave a duplicate coded key in your vehicle. Always take your keys and lock all doors when leaving your vehicle.

The system helps prevent the engine from starting unless you use a coded key programmed to your vehicle. Using the wrong key may prevent your vehicle from starting. A message may appear in the information display.

If you are unable to start your vehicle with a correctly coded key, a malfunction has occurred. A message may appear in the information display.

Automatic Arming

Your vehicle arms immediately after you switch the ignition off.

Automatic Disarming

Your vehicle disarms when you switch the ignition on with a coded key.

Replacement Keys

Note: Your vehicle comes with two integrated keyhead transmitters or two intelligent access keys.

The integrated keyhead transmitter functions as a programmed ignition key that operates all the locks and starts the vehicle, as well as a remote control.

The intelligent access key functions as a programmed key that operates the driver door lock and activates the intelligent access with push button start systems, as well as a remote control.

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If your programmed transmitters or standard SecuriLock coded keys (integrated keyhead transmitters only) are lost or stolen and you do not have an extra coded key, you will need to have your vehicle towed to an authorized dealer. The key codes need to be erased from your vehicle and new coded keys will need to be programmed.

Store an extra programmed key away from the vehicle in a safe place to help prevent any inconveniences. See an authorized dealer to purchase additional spare or replacement keys.

Programming a Spare Integrated Keyhead Transmitter

Note: You can program a maximum of eight coded keys to your vehicle.

Only four of these eight can be integrated keyhead transmitters.

You can program your own integrated keyhead transmitters or standard SecuriLock coded keys to your vehicle. This procedure will program both the engine immobilizer key code and the remote entry portion of the remote control to your vehicle.

Only use integrated keyhead transmitters or standard SecuriLock keys.

You must have two previously programmed coded keys and the new unprogrammed key readily accessible. See an authorized dealer to have the spare key programmed if two previously programmed coded keys are not available.

Read and understand the entire procedure before you begin.

1.Insert the first previously programmed coded key into the ignition.
2.Switch the ignition from off to on. Keep the ignition on for at least three seconds, but no more than 10 seconds.
3.Switch the ignition off and remove the first coded key from the ignition.
4.After three seconds but within 10 seconds of switching the ignition off, insert the second previously coded key into the ignition.
5.Switch the ignition from off to on. Keep the ignition on for at least three seconds, but no more than 10 seconds.
6.Switch the ignition off and remove the second previously programmed coded key from the ignition.
7.After three seconds but within 20 seconds of switching the ignition off and removing the previously programmed coded key, insert the new unprogrammed key into the ignition.

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8.Switch the ignition from off to on. Keep the ignition on for at least six seconds until you hear the door locks cycle .
9.Remove the newly programmed coded key from the ignition.

The key will start the engine and will operate the remote entry system (if the new key is an integrated keyhead transmitter) if it has been successfully programmed.

Wait 20 seconds and repeat Steps 1 through 8 if programming the key was not successful. Take your vehicle to an authorized dealer to have the new key programmed if you are still unsuccessful.

Wait 20 seconds and then repeat this procedure from Step 1 to program an additional key.

Programming a Spare Intelligent Access Key (if equipped)

Note: You can program a maximum of four intelligent access keys to your vehicle. You must take your vehicle and all access keys to an authorized dealer to have them erased and reprogrammed if you would like to replace a previously programmed access key with a new access key, or if you already have four access keys programmed to your vehicle.

You must have two previously programmed intelligent access keys inside the vehicle and the new unprogrammed intelligent access keys readily accessible. See an authorized dealer to have the spare key programmed if two previously programmed keys are not available.

Make sure that the vehicle is off before beginning this procedure. Make sure to close all the doors before beginning and that they remain closed throughout the procedure. Perform all steps within 30 seconds of starting the sequence. Stop and wait for at least one minute before starting again if you perform any steps out of sequence.

Read and understand the entire procedure before you begin.

1. Place the new unprogrammed intelligent access key, with the buttons facing out, in the pocket inside of the center console.

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2. Press the driver or passenger power door unlock control three times.

3. Press and release the brake pedal one time.

4. Press the driver or passenger power door lock control three times.

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5.Press and release the brake pedal one time. The indicator on the START/STOP button should begin to flash rapidly. This indicates the vehicle is in programming mode and that it has detected two programmed intelligent access keys in the vehicle.
6.Press the START/STOP button within one minute. A message will appear in the information display indicating that the new intelligent access key was programmed.
7.Remove the intelligent access key from the center console pocket and press the unlock button on the newly programmed intelligent access key to exit programming mode.
8.Verify that the remote entry functions operate (press lock then unlock, making sure you end in unlock) and that the vehicle starts with new intelligent access key.

ANTI-THEFT ALARM (IF EQUIPPED)

The system will warn you of unauthorized entry to your vehicle.

The turn signal lamps will flash and sound the horn up to a total of 10 times when:

any door, the hood or the luggage compartment is opened without using the keypad, the remote control or the intelligent access transmitter (if equipped)
the ignition is turned on with an invalid key.

Take all keys and remote controls to an authorized dealer if there is any potential alarm problem with your vehicle.

Arming the Alarm

The system is ready to arm whenever the ignition is off. Lock the vehicle to arm the alarm.

The turn signal lamps will flash once after locking the vehicle to indicate the alarm is in the pre-armed mode. It will become fully armed in 20 seconds.

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Disarming the Alarm

To disarm the alarm, do any of the following:

Press the power door unlock button within the 20-second pre-armed mode.
Press the unlock button on the remote control.
Unlock the doors with the keyless entry pad.
Enter the vehicle using intelligent access (if equipped).
Turn the ignition on with a valid key (if equipped with an integrated keyhead transmitter only).
Press the panic button on the remote control. The alarm system will still be armed, but this shuts off the horn and turn lamps when the alarm is sounding.

Note: If the driver door is unlocked with a key, a tone will sound when you open the door and a message will appear in the information display. You will have 12 seconds to disarm the alarm using any of the actions above, otherwise the alarm will trigger.

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ADJUSTING THE STEERING WHEEL

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WARNING: Do not adjust the steering wheel when your vehicle is moving.

Note: Make sure that you are sitting in the correct position. See Sitting in the Correct Position in the Seats chapter.

1. Unlock the steering column.

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2. Adjust the steering wheel to the desired position.

3. Lock the steering column.

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Power Tilt and Telescope Steering Column (If Equipped)

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WARNING: Do not adjust the steering wheel when your vehicle is moving.

Note: Make sure that you are sitting in the correct position. Refer to Sitting in the Correct Position in the Seats chapter.

Use the control on the side of the steering column to adjust the position.

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To adjust:

tilt: press the top or bottom of the control.

telescope: press the front or rear

of the control.

Easy Entry and Exit Feature

When you switch the ignition off, the steering column will move to the full up and forward position to allow extra room to exit your vehicle. The column will return to the previous setting when you switch on the ignition. You can enable or disable this feature in the information display. See General Information in the Information Displays chapter.

Memory Feature

You can save and recall the steering column position with the memory function. Refer to the Seats chapter.

Pressing the adjustment control during memory recall cancels the operation. The column responds to the adjustment control.

The steering column sets a stopping position just short of the end of the column position to prevent damage to the steering column. A new stopping position sets if the steering column encounters an object when tilting or telescoping.

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To reset the steering column to its original stopping position:

1.Be sure that there is nothing blocking the motion of the steering column or wheel.
2.Press and hold the steering column control until the steering column stops moving.
3.Press and hold the steering column control again. The steering column may begin to move again.
4.When the steering column stops, continue holding the control for two seconds.
5.Repeat for each direction if necessary.

You have reset the end-of-travel position.

AUDIO CONTROL

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MEDIA

VOL

SEEK

MUTE

SEEK: Press to select the next or previous stored preset or track. Press and hold to select the next or previous frequency or seek through a track.

MEDIA: Press repeatedly to scroll through available audio modes.

MUTE: Press to silence the radio.

VOL (Volume): Press to increase or decrease the volume.

VOICE CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)

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A

VOL

SEEK

B

A. Phone mode

B. Voice recognition

See the SYNC or MyFord Touch chapter.

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CRUISE CONTROL

Type 1

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Type 2

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RES

CNCL

SET

GAP

ON

OFF

See the Cruise Control chapter for information on this feature.

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INFORMATION DISPLAY CONTROL

See the Information Displays chapter for more information.

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Cluster Display Control Features

If equipped with:

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MyFord system: This control functions the same as the center control on the faceplate. See MyFord system in the Audio Systems chapter.

MyFord Touch: Use this control to adjust the right side of the cluster

display. Navigate through the screen and press OK to select. See the MyFord Touch chapter.

HEATED STEERING WHEEL (IF EQUIPPED)

See the MyFord Touch chapter.

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ADJUSTABLE PEDALS (IF EQUIPPED)

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WARNING: Never adjust the accelerator and brake pedal with feet on the pedals while the vehicle is moving.

The control is located on the left side of the steering column. Press and hold the appropriate control to move the pedals.

A. Farther

B. Closer

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The pedal positions are saved and recalled with the memory feature (if equipped). Refer to the Seats chapter.

The pedals should only be adjusted when the vehicle is parked.

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WINDSHIELD WIPERS

Note: Fully defrost the windshield in icy conditions before turning on the windshield wipers.

Note: Make sure the windshield wipers are switched off before entering a car wash.

Note: Clean the windshield and wiper blades if they begin to leave streaks or smears. If that does not resolve the issue, install new wiper blades.

Note: Do not operate the wipers on a dry windshield. This may scratch the glass, damage the wiper blades or cause the wiper motor to burn out. Always use the windshield washers before wiping a dry windshield.

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1

Rotate the end of the control away from you to increase the speed of the wipers. Rotate toward you to decrease the speed of the wipers.

Press the stalk down and release for a single swipe of the wipers.

Speed-dependent Wipers (If Equipped)

When your vehicle speed increases, the interval between wipes will decrease when intermittent wipe is selected.

RAIN-SENSING WIPERS (IF EQUIPPED)

Note: Wet road conditions may result in inconsistent or unexpected wiping or smearing. Lower the sensitivity, switch to normal or high-speed wiping or turn the wipers off to reduce smearing.

Note: Turn off the wipers before entering a car wash.

Use the rotary control to adjust the

sensitivity to one of the interval

A

moisture settings. The wipers will

not cycle until moisture is detected

U

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T

on the windshield. The wiper speed

O

will vary based on the amount of

moisture detected on the windshield

and the sensitivity setting. The

wipers will continue to wipe as long as moisture is detected.

This feature can be turned on or off using the information display.

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Keep the outside of the windshield clean, especially the area around the interior mirror where the sensor is located, or sensor performance may be affected.

WINDSHIELD WASHERS

Note: Do not operate the wipers on a dry windshield. This may scratch the glass, damage the wiper blades or cause the wiper motor to burn out. Always use the windshield washer before wiping a dry windshield.

Note: Do not operate the washer when the washer reservoir is empty.

This may cause the washer pump to overheat.

Press the end of the stalk to

activate the washer.

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A brief press causes the wipers to swipe three times with washer fluid.
A long press and hold will activate the wipers and washer fluid for up to 10 seconds.

A wipe will occur a few seconds after washing to clear any remaining washer fluid. This feature can be turned on and off in the information display.

REAR-WINDOW WIPER AND WASHERS

2

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1

0

Rotate the control to select:

2 — Intermittent operation (shortest pause between wipes).

1 — Intermittent operation (longest pause between wipes).

0 — Off.

Rotate and hold the control to either the top or bottom position to activate the rear washer. The control will return to the 2 or 0 position when you release it.

When you select reverse gear, the rear wiper will switch on to intermittent if the front wipers are on.

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LIGHTING CONTROL

A. Off

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B. Parking lamps, instrument panel lamps, license plate lamps and tail lamps

C. Headlamps

High Beams

Push the lever forward to switch the

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high beams on.

Push the lever forward again or pull the lever toward you to switch the high beams off.

Headlamp Flasher

Pull toward you slightly to activate and release to deactivate.

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AUTOLAMPS

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WARNING: The daytime running lamps system does not activate the tail lamps and may not provide adequate lighting during low

visibility driving conditions. Also, the autolamps switch position may not activate the headlamps in all low visibility conditions, such as daytime fog. Always ensure that your headlamps are switched to auto or on, as appropriate, during all low visibility conditions. Failure to do so may result in a collision.

When the lighting control is in the autolamps position, the headlamps will automatically turn on in low light situations or when wipers are activated.

The headlamps remain on for a period of time after you switch the ignition off. Use the information display controls to adjust the period of time that the headlamps remain on.

Note: If your vehicle is equipped with autolamps, it will have the windshield wiper activated headlamps. The windshield wiper activated headlamps turn on within 10 seconds when you switch the windshield wipers on and the lighting control switch is in the autolamps position. They will turn off approximately 60 seconds after you switch the windshield wipers off.

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The headlamps will not turn on by wiper activation:

During a mist wipe.
When the wipers are on to clear washer fluid during a wash condition.
If the wipers are in intermittent mode.

Note: If you have autolamps and autowipers switched on, the low beam headlamps will turn on automatically when the windshield wipers operate continuously.

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INSTRUMENT LIGHTING DIMMER

Press repeatedly or press and hold until the desired level is reached.

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Note: In the uplevel message center only, a message will pop up that will show incrementally where the dimmer is in relation to the dimming steps. These steps will also vary for daytime and night time dimming.

Note: If the battery is disconnected, discharged, or a new battery is installed, the dimmer will set the illuminated components to the maximum setting automatically.

HEADLAMP EXIT DELAY

You can set the delay time to keep the headlamps on for up to three minutes after the ignition is turned off.

Follow the steps below to change the delay time (Steps 1 through 6 must be done within 10 seconds):

1.Turn the ignition off.
2.Turn the lighting control to the autolamp position.
3.Turn the lighting control to the off position.
4.Turn the ignition on.
5.Turn the ignition off.
6.Turn the lighting control to the autolamp position. The headlamps and parking lamps will turn on.
7.Turn the lighting control to the off position when the desired delay time has been reached. The headlamps and parking lamps will turn off. You can set the headlamp exit delay to one of the following settings:
Off
10 seconds
20 seconds
120 seconds

Note: You can also adjust the time delay using the display controls in the instrument cluster. See the Information Displays chapter.

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DAYTIME RUNNING LAMPS (IF EQUIPPED)

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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.

The system turns the headlamps on with a reduced output.

To activate:

the ignition must be in the on position and
the lighting control is in the off, autolamp, or parking lamp position and
the transmission is not in PARK.

AUTOMATIC HIGH BEAM CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)

The system will automatically turn on your high beams if it is dark enough and no other traffic is present. When it detects an approaching vehicle’s headlights, a preceding vehicle’s tail lamps or street lighting, the system will turn off the high beams (low beams remain on) before they distract other drivers.

Note: If it appears that automatic control of the high beams is not functioning properly, check the windshield in front of the camera for blockage. A clear view of the road is required for proper system operation. Any windshield damage in the area of the camera field-of-view should be repaired.

Note: If a blockage is detected (e.g. bird dropping, bug splatter, snow, or ice) and no changes are observed, the system will go into low beam mode until the blockage is cleared. A message may also appear in the instrument cluster display noting the front camera is blocked.

Note: Typical road dust, dirt and water spots will not affect the automatic high beam system’s performance. However, in cold or inclement weather conditions, the automatic high beam system’s availability may be decreased. If the driver wants to change the beam state independently of the system, the driver may turn the high beams on or off using the multifunction switch stalk. Automatic control will resume when conditions are correct.

Note: Modification of the vehicle ride height (e.g. using much larger tires) may degrade feature performance.

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A camera sensor is centrally mounted behind the windshield of the vehicle, and monitors the conditions to decide when to switch the high beams off and on.

Once the system is active the high beams will switch on if:

The ambient light level is low enough that high beams are needed.
There is no traffic in front of the vehicle.
Vehicle speed is greater than 32 mph (52 km/h).
Severe weather is not detected.

The high beams will switch off if:

An approaching vehicle’s headlights or a preceding vehicle’s tail lamps are detected.
The vehicle speed falls below 27 mph (44 km/h).
The ambient light level is high enough that high beams are not needed.
Severe rain, snow or fog is detected.
The camera is blocked.

Activating the system

Switch the system on within the information display. See Information displays.

Turn the lighting control to the autolamps position.

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Manually overriding the system

When the automatic control has activated high beams, pushing or pulling the stalk will provide a temporary override to low beam.

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To permanently deactivate the system use the information display menu or turn the lighting control switch from autolamps to headlamps.

FRONT FOG LAMPS

The fog lamps can be turned on when the lighting control is in the headlamps, parking lamps or autolamps positions and the high beams are not turned on.

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DIRECTION INDICATORS

The turn signal lever does not mechanically lock in the upward or downward position when activated. The turn signal control activation and cancellation is electronic.

Push down to activate the left turn

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Push up to activate the right turn signal.

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Push the lever again in either direction to manually cancel turn signal operation.

Note: Tap the lever up or down to make the direction indicators flash only three times to indicate a lane change.

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INTERIOR LAMPS

Dome Lamp Control

Without fog lamps

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With fog lamps

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Use to manually turn the dome lamp on.

Press the control. This will turn on the interior courtesy lights. The lights will remain on until the control is pressed again.

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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:

any door is opened.

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the dome lamp button on the instrument panel is activated.

the remote entry controls are pressed and the ignition is off.

Second row dome/map lamps (if equipped)

The dome lamp lights when:

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any door is opened.
the instrument panel dimmer button is pressed until the courtesy lamps come on.
any of the remote entry controls are pressed and the ignition is off.

The reading function can be turned on and off at the lamp with the left and right switches.

Second row dome/courtesy lamps (if equipped)

The dome lamp lights when:

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any door is opened.
the instrument panel dimmer button is pressed until the courtesy lamps come on.
any of the remote entry controls are pressed and the ignition is off.

The courtesy lamp can also be turned on and off manually by pressing the lens depression.

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Third row cargo lamp

The dome lamp lights when:

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any door is opened.
the instrument panel dimmer button is pressed until the courtesy lamp comes on.
any of the remote entry controls are pressed and the ignition is off.

The courtesy lamp can also be turned on and off manually by pressing the control switch.

Battery saver

The battery saver will shut off the exterior lamps and interior lamps, except the hazard warning lamps if activated, 10 minutes after the ignition control has been turned off. The system will not turn off the parking lamps if the lighting control is in the parking lamps on position.

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POWER WINDOWS

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WARNING: Do not leave children unattended in your vehicle and do not let children play with the power windows. They may

seriously injure themselves.

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WARNING: When closing the power windows, you should verify they are free of obstructions and make sure that children and

pets are not in the proximity of the window openings.

AUTO

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Rear Window Buffeting

Press or lift the switches to operate the windows.

Press the switch to the first detent and hold to open the window.
Lift the switch to the first detent and hold to close the window.

You may hear a pulsing noise when one or both of the rear windows are open. This noise can be reduced by lowering a front window approximately 2–3 inches (5–8 centimeters).

One-Touch Down

This feature automatically opens the window.

Press the switch completely down and release. The window will open fully. Press or lift it again to stop the window.

One-Touch Up or Down (Front Windows) (If Equipped)

This feature automatically opens or closes the window.

Press or lift the switch completely and release. The window will fully open or close. Press or lift it again to stop the window.

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Window Lock

Press the control to lock or unlock the rear window controls.

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Bounce-Back

The window will stop automatically while closing and reverse some distance if there is an obstacle in the way.

Overriding the Bounce-Back Feature

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WARNING: When you override the bounce-back feature the

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Pull up the window switch and hold within two seconds of the window reaching the bounce-back position. The window will travel up with no bounce-back protection. The window will stop if you release the switch before the window is fully closed.

Accessory Delay

You can use the window switches for several minutes after you switch the ignition off, or until you open either front door.

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EXTERIOR MIRRORS

Power Exterior Mirrors

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WARNING: Do not adjust the mirror while your vehicle is in motion.

A

B C

A. Left mirror

B. Adjustment control

C. Right mirror

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To adjust your mirrors:

1.Press the button to select the mirror you want to adjust. An indicator light on the button will illuminate.
2.Use the adjustment control to adjust the position of the mirror.
3.Press the mirror button again to deselect the mirror. The indicator light will turn off.

Foldaway Exterior Mirrors

Push the mirror toward the door window glass. Make sure that you fully engage the mirror in its support when returning it to its original position.

Power-Folding Mirrors (If Equipped)

Note: Activating the button 10 or more times within one minute, or repeated folding and unfolding of the mirrors while holding the button down during full travel, may disable the system to protect motors from overheating. Wait approximately three minutes with the vehicle running, and up to 10 minutes with the vehicle off, for the system to reset and for function to return to normal.

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Press the button to fold the mirrors in or out.

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A mirror may also be manually folded by pulling it toward the door window glass. This may cause the mirror to appear loose and it will need to be re-synchronized. Press the button to fold the mirrors in. A click will be heard indicating re-synchronization. If the click is not heard, use the button to fold the mirrors out, then in again. Once the click is heard the mirrors will operate normally until they are again manually folded.

Heated Exterior Mirror (If Equipped)

The heated exterior mirrors switch on with the heated rear window. See Heated Windows and Mirrors in the Climate Control chapter.

Memory Mirrors (If Equipped)

You can save and recall the mirror positions through the memory function. See Memory function in the Seats chapter.

Signal Indicator Mirrors (If Equipped)

The outer portion of the appropriate mirror housing blinks when you activate the turn signal.

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Integrated Blind Spot Mirrors (If Equipped)

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WARNING: Objects in the blind spot mirror are closer than they appear.

Blind spot mirrors have an integrated convex mirror built into the upper outboard corner of the exterior mirrors. They are designed to assist you by increasing visibility along the side of your vehicle.

Check the main mirror first before a lane change, then check the blind spot mirror. If no vehicles are present in the blind spot mirror and the traffic in the adjacent lane is at a safe distance, signal that you are going to change lanes. Glance over your shoulder to verify traffic is clear, and carefully change lanes.

The image of the approaching

vehicle is small and near the inboard

edge of the main mirror when it is at

a distance. The image becomes

larger and begins to move outboard

across the main mirror as the vehicle

C

approaches (A). The image will

transition from the main mirror and

begin to appear in the blind spot

mirror as the vehicle approaches

(B). The vehicle will transition to

your peripheral field of view as it

B

leaves the blind spot mirror (C).

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A

Blind Spot Information System (BLIS®) with Cross Traffic Alert (CTA) (If Equipped)

Refer to Blind Spot Information System (BLIS®) with Cross Traffic Alert (CTA) in the Driving Aids chapter.

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INTERIOR MIRROR

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WARNING: Do not adjust the mirror when your vehicle is moving.

Note: Do not clean the housing or glass of any mirror with harsh abrasives, fuel or other petroleum or ammonia based cleaning products.

You can adjust the interior mirror to your preference. Some mirrors also have a second pivot point. This lets you move the mirror head up or down and from side to side.

Pull the tab below the mirror toward you to reduce glare at night.

Auto-Dimming Mirror (If Equipped)

Note: Do not block the sensors on the front and back of the mirror. Mirror performance may be affected. A rear center passenger or raised rear center head restraint may also block light from reaching the sensor.

The mirror will dim automatically to reduce glare when bright lights are detected from behind your vehicle. It will automatically return to normal reflection when you select reverse gear to make sure you have a clear view when backing up.

SUN VISORS

Slide-On-Rod

Rotate the visor toward the side window and extend it rearward for extra sunlight coverage.

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Retract the visor before moving it back toward the windshield and storing it.

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Illuminated Visor Vanity Mirror (If Equipped)

Lift the cover to switch on the lamp.

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DUAL PANEL MOONROOF AND POWER SUNSCREEN (IF EQUIPPED)

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WARNING: Do not let children play with the moon roof or leave children unattended in the vehicle. They may seriously hurt

themselves.

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WARNING: When closing the dual panel moon roof, you should verify that it is free of obstructions and ensure that children

and/or pets are not in the proximity of the roof opening.

The moonroof and sunscreen controls are located on the overhead console.

The moonroof and sunscreen have a one-touch open and close feature. To stop their motion during one-touch operation, press the control a second time.

Opening and Closing the Sunscreen

TILT  SLIDE

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Press and release the control to open the sunscreen.

Note: The sunscreen stops at the first panel for the dual panel moon roof. Press and release again to continue to open the sunscreen past the second panel.

Pull and release the control to close the sunscreen. The moonroof, if open, will automatically close prior to closing the sunscreen.

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Opening and Closing the Moonroof

Press and release the SLIDE control to open the moonroof. The sunscreen, if closed, will automatically open prior to opening the moonroof. The moonroof will stop short of the fully opened position.

Note: This position helps to reduce rumbling wind noise which may happen with the roof fully open. Press and release the SLIDE control again to fully open the moonroof.

Pull and release the SLIDE control to close the moonroof.

Bounce-Back

The moonroof automatically stops closing and reverses if an obstacle is detected while closing.

Pull and hold the SLIDE control within two seconds of a bounce-back event to override the function. The closing force begins to increase each of the next three times the moonroof is closed, with bounce-back active.

Venting the Moonroof

Press and release the TILT control to vent the moonroof. Pull and release the TILT control to close the moonroof.

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GAUGES

Type 1

Cluster shown in standard measure – metric clusters similar.

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A  B  C

D

A.Tachometer
B.Information display. See Information displays for more information.
C.Speedometer
D.Fuel gauge

Fuel Gauge

Note: The fuel gauge may vary slightly when your vehicle is moving or on a gradient.

Switch the ignition on. The fuel gauge will indicate approximately how much fuel is left in the fuel tank. The arrow adjacent to the fuel pump symbol indicates on which side of your vehicle the fuel filler door is located.

The needle should move toward F when you refuel your vehicle. If the needle points to E after adding fuel, this indicates your vehicle needs service soon.

After refueling some variability in needle position is normal:

It may take a short time for the needle to reach F after leaving the gas station. This is normal and depends upon the slope of pavement at the gas station.

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The fuel amount dispensed into the tank is a little less or more than the gauge indicated. This is normal and depends upon the slope of pavement at the gas station.
If the gas station nozzle shuts off before the tank is full, try a different gas pump nozzle.

Low Fuel Reminder

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A low fuel reminder triggers when the fuel gauge needle is at 1/16th.

Driving type (fuel

Fuel gauge position

Distance-to-empty

economy conditions)

Highway driving

1/16th

35 miles to 80 miles

(56 km to 129 km)

Severe duty driving

1/16th

35 miles (56km)

(trailer towing,

extended idle)

Type 2

Cluster shown in standard measure – metric clusters similar.

A  B  C

A. Left information display. See Information displays for more information.

B.Speedometer
C.Right information display. See MyFord Touch® for more information.

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WARNING LAMPS AND INDICATORS

There are indicators that can alert you to a vehicle condition that may become serious enough to cause expensive repairs. Many lights will illuminate when you start your vehicle to make sure they work. If any light remains on after starting the vehicle, refer to the respective system warning light for additional information.

Note: Some warning indicators are reconfigurable telltales (RTT). These indicators appear in the information display and function the same as a warning light, but do not display on startup.

Adaptive cruise control (RTT) (if equipped)

The speed control system indicator light changes color to indicate what mode the system is in:

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On (gray light): Illuminates when the adaptive cruise control system is turned on. Turns off when the speed control system is turned off.
Engaged (green light): Illuminates when the adaptive cruise control system is engaged. Turns off when the speed control system is disengaged.

Airbag readiness

If this light fails to illuminate when the ignition is turned on,

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continues to flash or remains on, contact your authorized dealer as soon as possible. A chime will sound when there is a

malfunction in the indicator light.

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

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Brake system warning light

To confirm the brake system warning light is functional, it will

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momentarily illuminate when the ignition is turned to the on position when the engine is not running, or in a position

between on and start, or by applying the parking brake when the ignition is turned to the on position.

If it illuminates when you are driving, check that the parking brake is not engaged. If the parking brake is not engaged, this indicates low brake fluid level or a brake system malfunction. Have the system checked immediately by your authorized dealer.

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WARNING: Driving a vehicle with the brake system warning light on is dangerous. A significant decrease in braking

performance may occur. It will take you longer to stop the vehicle. Have the vehicle checked by your authorized dealer as soon as possible. Driving extended distances with the parking brake engaged can cause brake failure and the risk of personal injury.

Charging system (RTT)

Illuminates when the battery is not charging properly. If it stays on while the engine is running, there may be a malfunction with the charging system. Contact your authorized dealer as soon as

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possible. This indicates a problem with the electrical system or a related component.

Door ajar (RTT)

Displays when the ignition is on and any door is not completely closed.

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Engine oil pressure (RTT)

Illuminates when the oil pressure falls below the normal range.

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Engine coolant temperature (RTT)

Illuminates when the engine coolant temperature is high. Stop the vehicle as soon as possible, switch off the engine and let cool.

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Fog lamps

Illuminates when the fog lamps are turned on.

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Grade assist (RTT) (if equipped)

Illuminates when grade assist is turned on.

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Heads up display (if equipped)

A red beam of lights will illuminate on the windshield in certain instances when using adaptive cruise control and/or the

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collision warning system. It will also illuminate momentarily when you start your vehicle to make sure the display works.

Hill descent (RTT) (if equipped)

Illuminates when hill descent is turned on.

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High beams

Illuminates when the high-beam headlamps are on.

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Low fuel (RTT)

Illuminates when the fuel level in the fuel tank is at or near empty.

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Liftgate ajar (RTT)

Illuminates when the ignition is on and liftgate is not

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completely closed.

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

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checked. When the ignition is first turned to on, the light will illuminate for 3 seconds to ensure the bulb is working. If the light does not turn on or begins to flash, contact your authorized dealer as soon as possible.

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Low washer fluid (RTT)

Illuminates when the windshield washer fluid is low.

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Parking Lamps (RTT)

It will illuminate when you switch the parking lamps on.

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Powertrain malfunction/reduced power

Illuminates when a powertrain or an 4WD fault has been detected. Contact your authorized dealer as soon as possible.

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Safety belt

Reminds you to fasten your safety belt. A Belt-Minder® chime will also sound to remind you to fasten your safety belt.

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Service engine soon

The service engine soon indicator light illuminates when the ignition is first turned to the on position to check the bulb and to indicate whether the vehicle is ready for Inspection/Maintenance

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(I/M) testing. Normally, the “service engine soon” light will stay on until the engine is cranked, then turn itself off if no malfunctions are present. However, if after 15 seconds the “service engine soon” light blinks eight times, it means that the vehicle is not ready for I/M testing. See the Readiness for inspection/maintenance (I/M) testing in the Fuel and Refueling chapter.

Solid illumination after the engine is started indicates the on-board diagnostics system (OBD-II) has detected a malfunction. Refer to

On-board diagnostics (OBD-II) in the Fuel and Refueling chapter. If the light is blinking, engine misfire is occurring which could damage your catalytic converter. Drive in a moderate fashion (avoid heavy acceleration and deceleration) and have your vehicle serviced immediately by your authorized dealer.

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WARNING: Under engine misfire conditions, excessive exhaust

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Speed control (RTT) (if equipped)

The speed control system indicator light changes color to indicate what mode the system is in:

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On (gray light–type 1 and type 2): Illuminates when the speed control system is turned on. Turns off when the speed control system is turned off.
Engaged (white light-type 1, green light-type 2): Illuminates when the speed control system is engaged. Turns off when the speed control system is disengaged.

Stability Control System

Displays when the AdvanceTrac®/Traction control is active. If the light remains on, have the system serviced immediately.

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Stability Control System Off

Illuminates when AdvanceTrac®/Traction control has been disabled by the driver.

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Transmission Tow/Haul Feature (RTT) (if equipped)

Displays when the Tow/Haul feature has been activated. If the light flashes steadily, have the system serviced immediately, damage to the transmission could occur.

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Turn signal

Illuminates when the left or right turn signal or the hazard warning flasher is turned on. If the indicators stay on or flash faster, check for a burned out bulb.

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AUDIBLE WARNINGS AND INDICATORS

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.

Keyless Warning Alert (If Equipped)

Sounds the horn twice when you exit your vehicle with the intelligent access key, after the last door is closed and your keyless vehicle is in RUN, indicating your vehicle is still on.

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.

Parking Brake On Warning Chime

Sounds when you have left the parking brake on and drive your vehicle. If the warning chime remains on after you have released the parking brake, have the system checked by your authorized dealer immediately.

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GENERAL INFORMATION

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WARNING: Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control, crash and injury. We strongly recommend that you use

extreme caution when using any device that may take your focus off the road. Your primary responsibility is the safe operation of your vehicle. We recommend against the use of any handheld device while driving and encourage the use of voice-operated systems when possible. Make sure you are aware of all applicable local laws that may affect the use of electronic devices while driving..

Various systems on your vehicle can be controlled using the information display controls on the steering wheel. Corresponding information is displayed in the information display.

Information Display Controls (Type 1)

Press the up and down arrow buttons to scroll through and highlight the options within a menu.

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Press the right arrow button to enter a sub-menu.

Press the left arrow button to exit a menu.

Press the OK button to choose and confirm a setting/messages.

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Menu

You can access the menus using the information display control.

Note: Some options may appear slightly different or not at all if the items are optional.

.

†Trip 1 & 2

Distance to E

Trip Odometer

Trip Timer

Inst Fuel Econ

Average Fuel

Fuel Used

Total Odometer (located in lower right of display). Note: this will also display in other menus.

†See Trip computer later in this section for more information.

.

Information

Driver Alert — Displays the alertness level status.

Intelligent 4WD — Displays power distribution between the front and rear wheels. More power to either front or rear wheels will be displayed by more area filled in. Also indicates currently selected terrain management mode.

MyKey® Distance (if key is programmed) — Distance traveled when a programmed key is in use.

MyKey® Information — Number of MyKeys and admin keys programmed)

Coolant Temp. — The engine coolant indicator will change colors indicating: blue for cool, gray for normal and red for hot. If the engine coolant temperature exceeds the normal range, stop the vehicle as soon as safely possible, switch off the engine and let the engine cool.

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Settings

Driver Assist

Traction Ctrl — check enabled (default) / uncheck

disabled

Blind Spot — check enabled (default) / uncheck disabled

Collision Warning

Sensitivity (if

High, Normal or

MyKey is

Low

programmed)

Cross Traffic — check enabled (default) / uncheck

disabled

Cruise Control

Adaptive or Normal

Driver Alert — check enabled (default) / uncheck disabled

Front Park Aid — check enabled (default) / uncheck

disabled

Lane Keeping Sys

Mode

Alert, Aid or

Alert +Aid

Intensity

High, Normal or

Low

Rear Park Aid — check enabled (default) / uncheck

disabled

Trailer Sway — check enabled (default) / uncheck disabled

Display

Language

English, Español or Français

Units

Distance

Miles & Gal.

L/100km

km/L

Temperature

Fahrenheit (°F)

or Celsius (°C)

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Settings

Convenience

Auto Highbeam — check enabled (default) / uncheck

disabled

Autolamp Delay

Off or number of seconds

Compass Display

Display — check enabled (default) /

uncheck disabled

Calibrate

Hold OK to

calibrate

Circle slowly to

calibrate

Calibration

complete

Zone

Zone 1 — 15

DTE Calculation

Normal or Towing

Easy Entry/Exit — check enabled (default) / uncheck

disabled

Locks

Autolock — check enabled (default) /

uncheck disabled

Autounlock — check enabled

(default) / uncheck disabled

Remote Unlock

All Doors or

Driver First

Oil life Reset

Percent Oil Life XXX% — Hold OK to

Reset

Power Liftgate

Enable or Disable switch

Remote Start

Climate Control

Auto or Last

Settings

Seats and Wheel

Auto or Off

Wheel

Auto or Off

Duration

5, 10 or

15 minutes

System — check enabled (default) /

uncheck disabled

Windows

Remote Open or Close

Wipers

Courtesy Wipe — check enabled

(default) / uncheck disabled

Rain Sensing — check enabled

(default) / uncheck disabled

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Settings

MyKey

Create MyKey

Hold OK to Create MyKey

911 Assist

Always On / User Selectable

Traction Control

Always On or User Selectable

Max Speed

80 MPH (130 km/h) or Off

Speed Warning

45 mph (75 km/h), 55 mph

(90 km/h), 65 mph (105 km/h) or Off

Volume Limiter

Do Not Disturb

Always On / User Selectable

Clear MyKeys

Hold OK to Clear MyKeys

Trip Computer

Resetting the Trip Computer

Press and hold OK on the current screen to reset the respective trip, distance, time and fuel information.

Trip Odometer

Registers the mileage of individual journeys.

Distance to E

Indicates the approximate distance the vehicle will travel on the fuel remaining in the tank. Changes in driving pattern may cause the value to vary.

Average fuel

Indicates the average fuel consumption since the function was last reset.

Total Odometer

Registers the total mileage of the vehicle.

Information Messages

See Information Messages later in this chapter for more information.

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Information Display Controls (Type 2)

Press the up and down arrow buttons to scroll through and highlight the options within a menu.

Press the right arrow button to enter a sub-menu.

Press the left arrow button to exit a menu.

Press the OK button to choose and confirm a setting/messages.

The menu travel icon in the upper left corner displays the available button options.

Main menu

From the main menu bar on the left side of the information display, you can choose from the following categories:

Display Mode
Trip 1 & 2
Fuel Economy
Driver Assist
Settings

Scroll up/down to highlight one of the categories, then press the right arrow key to enter into that category. Press the left arrow key as needed to exit back to the main menu.

Display Mode

Use the left/right arrow buttons to choose the following display options.

Display mode

†Option 1

Option 2

Option 3

†Option 4

XXX mi (km) to empty

X

Bar tachometer

X

X

Round tachometer

X

X

Engine coolant temp

X

gauge

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Display mode

†Option 1

Option 2

Option 3

†Option 4

Intelligent 4WD

X

Fuel gauge

Always

Always

Always

Always

Present

Present

Present

Present

Total odometer (lower

Always

Always

Always

Always

left corner)

Present

Present

Present

Present

†Vehicles with Intelligent 4WD only. You can choose to have only the fuel gauge show in this mode. Refer to Display > Gauge Display found in the table under the Settings section later in this chapter.

Regardless of display mode chosen, when SelectShift Automatic™ transmission (SST) is activated, the cluster will change to the round tachometer if not already selected. After the round tachometer displays, other display modes with the bar tachometer can also be chosen.

XXX mi (km) to empty: Shows approximate fuel level before the fuel tank reaches empty. The value is dynamic and can change (raise or lower) depending on driving style.
Fuel gauge: Indicates approximately how much fuel is left in the fuel tank. The fuel gauge may vary slightly when the vehicle is in motion or on a grade. When the fuel level becomes low, the level indicator will change to amber. When the fuel level becomes critically low (0 miles [0 km] to empty), the level indicator will change to red.

Note: When a MyKey® is in use, low fuel warnings will display earlier. The fuel icon and arrow indicates which side of the vehicle the fuel filler door is located.

Bar/Round tachometer: Indicates the engine speed in revolutions per minute. Driving with your tachometer pointer continuously at the top of the scale may damage the engine. During SelectShift Automatic™ transmission (SST) use, the currently selected gear will appear in the display. Refer to Transmission chapter.
Engine coolant temperature gauge: Indicates engine coolant temperature. At normal operating temperature, the level indicator will be in the normal range. If the engine coolant temperature exceeds the normal range, stop the vehicle as soon as safely possible, switch off the engine and let the engine cool.
Intelligent 4WD (if equipped): displays power distribution between the front and rear wheels. More power to either front or rear wheels will be displayed by more area filled in. Also displays the currently selected terrain management mode.

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Trip 1 & 2

Choose between the following trip displays.

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Trip 1 & 2

Trip 1 & 2

Trip distance

Average fuel economy

Elapsed trip time

Hold OK to Reset

Estimated amount of fuel consumed

Total odometer (lower left corner)

Press and hold OK to reset the currently displayed trip information.

Trip distance — shows the accumulated trip distance.
Elapsed trip time— timer stops when the vehicle is turned off and restarts when the vehicle is restarted.
Average fuel economy — shows the average fuel economy for a given trip.

Fuel Economy

Use the left/right arrow buttons to choose the desired fuel economy display.

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Fuel Economy

Fuel Economy

Inst Fuel

XX. Min Fuel

Economy

History

Instantaneous fuel usage

X

Fuel usage over a 30 minute time

X

span

Average fuel economy

Always Present

XXX mi (km) to empty

Always Present

Total odometer (lower left corner)

Press and hold OK to reset the currently displayed fuel usage information.

Inst. Fuel Economy: This display shows a visual graph of your instantaneous fuel economy.
XX. Min Fuel History: This display shows a bar chart of your fuel history.

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Driver Assist

In this mode, you can configure different driver assist setting choices.

Note: Some items are optional and may not appear.

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Driver Assist

Traction Control — check enabled (default) / uncheck disabled

Blindspot — check enabled (default) / uncheck disabled

Collision Warning

Sensitivity

High / Normal / Low

Cross Traffic — check enabled (default) / uncheck disabled

Cruise Control

Adaptive or Normal

Driver Alert — check enabled / uncheck disabled

Front Park Aid — check enabled (default) / uncheck disabled

Lane Keeping

Mode

Alert / Aid / Both

Intensity

High / Normal / Low

Rear Park Aid — check enabled (default) / uncheck disabled Trailer Sway — check enabled (default) / uncheck disabled

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Settings

In this mode, you can configure different driver setting choices.

Note: Some items are optional and may not appear.

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Settings

Vehicle

DTE Calculation  Normal / Towing

Easy Entry/Exit — check enabled / uncheck disabled

Lighting

Auto highbeam

On / Off

Autolamp Delay

Off or number of

seconds

Locks

Autolock

On / Off

Autounlock

On / Off

Remote

All doors /

Unlocking

Driver’s door

Oil Life Reset

Percent Oil Life XXX %

Hold OK to Reset

Power Liftgate

Enabled or Disabled

Climate Control

(using this

feature allows

you to select

different climate

Auto / Last

control modes

Settings

when the vehicle

Remote Start

is started using

the remote start

feature)

Seats and Wheel

Auto / Off

or Seats

Duration

5/10

/15 minutes

System

Enable / Disable

Windows

Remote Open or Close

Wipers

Courtesy Wipe

On / Off

Rain Sensing

On / Off

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*MyKey

MyKey Status

MyKeys / Admin Keys

Create MyKey

Hold OK to Create MyKey

911 Assist

Always On / User Selectable

Traction

Always On / User Selectable

Control

Max Speed

Choose desired speed or off

Speed

Choose desired speed or off

Warning

Volume

On / Off

Limiter

Do Not

Always On / User Selectable

Disturb

Clear MyKeys

Hold OK to Clear All MyKeys

*Some MyKey items will only appear if a MyKey is set.

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Settings (cont’d)

Display

Distance

Miles & GAL, l/100km or km/l

Gauge

Fuel Gauge / Fuel + Tach

Display