Ford 2015 F-150 Owner’s Manual

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September 2014

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Owner’s Manual

F-150

Litho in U.S.A.

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2015 F-150 Owner’s Manual

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2015 F-150 Owner’s Manual

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image8image9The 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.

© Ford Motor Company 2014

All rights reserved.

Part Number: 20140911160158

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Table of Contents

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Introduction

About This Manual  7

Symbols Glossary  7

Data Recording  9

California Proposition 65  11

Perchlorate  11

Ford Credit  11

Replacement Parts

Recommendation  11

Special Notices  12

Mobile Communications

Equipment  12

Export Unique Options  13

At a Glance

Front Exterior Overview  14

Rear Exterior Overview  15

Vehicle Interior Overview  16

Instrument Panel Overview  17

Child Safety

General Information  19

Installing Child Seats  20

Booster Seats  31

Child Seat Positioning  33

Child Safety Locks  35

Safety Belts

Principle of Operation  37

Fastening the Safety Belts  38

Safety Belt Height Adjustment  42

Safety Belt Warning Lamp and Indicator

Chime  43

Safety Belt Minder  43

Child Restraint and Safety Belt

Maintenance  45

Personal Safety System™

Personal Safety System™  46

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Supplementary Restraints

System

Principle of Operation  47

Driver and Passenger Airbags  48

Front Passenger Sensing System  49

Side Airbags  51

Safety Canopy™  52

Crash Sensors and Airbag Indicator  53

Airbag Disposal  54

Keys and Remote Controls

General Information on Radio

Frequencies  55

Remote Control  55

Replacing a Lost Key or Remote

Control  60

MyKey™

Principle of Operation  61

Creating a MyKey  62

Clearing All MyKeys  62

Checking MyKey System Status  63

Using MyKey With Remote Start

Systems  64

MyKey Troubleshooting  64

Locks

Locking and Unlocking  66

Keyless Entry  68

Security

Passive Anti-Theft System  71

Anti-Theft Alarm  73

Power Running Boards

Using Power Running Boards  75

Steering Wheel

Adjusting the Steering Wheel  77

Audio Control  78

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Voice Control  79

Cruise Control  79

Information Display Control  79

Pedals

Adjusting the Pedals  80

Wipers and Washers

Windshield Wipers  81

Autowipers  81

Windshield Washers  82

Lighting

Lighting Control  83

Autolamps  83

Instrument Lighting Dimmer  84

Daytime Running Lamps  85

Automatic High Beam Control  85

Front Fog Lamps  86

Direction Indicators  87

Spot Lamps  87

Interior Lamps  88

Ambient Lighting  89

Windows and Mirrors

Power Windows  90

Exterior Mirrors  91

Interior Mirror  94

Sun Visors  95

Moonroof  95

Instrument Cluster

Gauges  97

Warning Lamps and Indicators  100

Audible Warnings and Indicators  104

Information Displays

General Information  105

Information Messages  120

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Climate Control

Manual Climate Control  133

Automatic Climate Control  135

Hints on Controlling the Interior

Climate  137

Heated Windows and Mirrors  139

Remote Start  139

Seats

Sitting in the Correct Position  141

Head Restraints  141

Manual Seats  143

Power Seats  144

Memory Function  146

Rear Seats  147

Heated Seats  147

Climate Controlled Seats  148

Front Seat Armrest  149

Rear Seat Armrest  150

Universal Garage Door

Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener  151

Auxiliary Power Points

Auxiliary Power Points  156

Storage Compartments

Center Console  158

Overhead Console  159

Starting and Stopping the

Engine

General Information  160

Ignition Switch  160

Keyless Starting  160

Starting a Gasoline Engine  161

Engine Block Heater  164

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Unique Driving Character-

istics

Auto-Start-Stop  166

Fuel and Refueling

Safety Precautions  168

Fuel Quality  169

Running Out of Fuel  170

Refueling  171

Fuel Consumption  172

Emission Control System  173

Transmission

Automatic Transmission  176

Four-Wheel Drive

Using Four-Wheel Drive  182

Rear Axle

Electronic Locking Differential  190

Brakes

General Information  192

Hints on Driving With Anti-Lock

Brakes  192

Parking Brake  192

Electric Parking Brake  193

Hill Start Assist  195

Traction Control

Principle of Operation  197

Using Traction Control  197

Using Hill Descent Control  200

Parking Aids

Parking Aid  202

Active Park Assist  203

Rear View Camera  207

360 Degree Parking Aid Camera  210

Cruise Control

Principle of Operation  213

Using Cruise Control  213

Using Adaptive Cruise Control  214

Driving Aids

Driver Alert  221

Lane Keeping System  221

Blind Spot Information System  225

Steering  229

Collision Warning System  229

Load Carrying

Load Limit  233

Tailgate  240

Towing

Towing a Trailer  250

Trailer Sway Control  251

Recommended Towing Weights  251

Essential Towing Checks  262

Transporting the Vehicle  268

Towing the Vehicle on Four Wheels  269

Stability Control

Driving Hints

Breaking-In……………………………………………..

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Principle of Operation…………………………..

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Economical Driving………………………………..

272

Using Stability Control………………………….

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Driving Through Water………………………….

273

Terrain Response

Floor Mats……………………………………………….

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Snowplowing………………………………………….

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Principle of Operation………………………….

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Roadside Emergencies

Roadside Assistance  277

Hazard Warning Flashers  278

Fuel Shutoff  278

Jump Starting the Vehicle  279

Post-Crash Alert System  281

Customer Assistance

Getting the Services You Need  282

In California (U.S. Only)  283

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) Auto

Line Program (U.S. Only)  284

Utilizing the Mediation/Arbitration

Program (Canada Only)  284

Getting Assistance Outside the U.S. and

Canada  285

Ordering Additional Owner’s

Literature  286

Reporting Safety Defects (U.S.

Only)  286

Reporting Safety Defects (Canada

Only)  287

Fuses

Fuse Specification Chart  288

Changing a Fuse  296

Maintenance

General Information  297

Opening and Closing the Hood  297

Under Hood Overview – 2.7L

EcoBoost™  298

Under Hood Overview – 3.5L

Ecoboost™  299

Under Hood Overview – 3.5L  300

Under Hood Overview – 5.0L  301

Engine Oil Dipstick  302

Engine Oil Check  302

Engine Coolant Check  303

Automatic Transmission Fluid

Check  307

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Transfer Case Fluid Check  307

Brake Fluid Check  308

Power Steering Fluid Check  308

Washer Fluid Check  308

Fuel Filter  308

Changing the 12V Battery  308

Checking the Wiper Blades  310

Changing the Wiper Blades  310

Adjusting the Headlamps  311

Changing a Bulb  312

Bulb Specification Chart  316

Changing the Engine Air Filter  318

Vehicle Care

General Information  319

Cleaning Products  319

Cleaning the Exterior  319

Waxing  320

Cleaning the Engine  320

Cleaning the Windows and Wiper

Blades  321

Cleaning the Interior  321

Cleaning the Instrument Panel and

Instrument Cluster Lens  321

Cleaning Leather Seats  322

Repairing Minor Paint Damage  323

Cleaning the Alloy Wheels  323

Vehicle Storage  324

Wheels and Tires

General Information  327

Tire Care  329

Using Snow Chains  344

Tire Pressure Monitoring System  345

Changing a Road Wheel  350

Technical Specifications  358

Capacities and Specific-

ations

Engine Specifications  359

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Motorcraft Parts  360

Vehicle Identification Number  360

Vehicle Certification Label  361

Transmission Code Designation  362

Capacities and Specifications – 2.7L

EcoBoost™  363

Capacities and Specifications – 3.5L

Ecoboost™  367

Capacities and Specifications – 3.5L  372

Capacities and Specifications – 5.0L 32V

Ti-VCT  376

Audio System

General Information  381

Audio Unit – Vehicles With: AM/FM  382

Audio Unit – Vehicles With: AM/FM/

CD  384

Audio Unit – Vehicles With: AM/FM/

SYNC  386

Audio Unit – Vehicles With: AM/FM/CD/

SYNC/Satellite Radio  388

Audio Unit – Vehicles With: Sony AM/FM/

CD  391

Digital Radio  392

Satellite Radio  394

Audio Input Jack  397

USB Port  397

Media Hub  398

Entertainment  455

Phone  472

Information  478

Climate  487

Navigation  490

Accessories

Accessories  499

Appendices

End User License Agreement  501

Extended Service Plan

(ESP)

Extended Service Plan (ESP)  516

Scheduled Maintenance

General Maintenance Information  518

Normal Scheduled Maintenance  521

Special Operating Conditions Scheduled

Maintenance  524

Scheduled Maintenance Record  527

SYNC™

General Information  399

Using Voice Recognition  401

Using SYNC™ With Your Phone  403

SYNC™ Applications and Services  413

Using SYNC™ With Your Media

Player  421

SYNC™ Troubleshooting  428

MyFord Touch™

General Information  438

Settings  445

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Introduction

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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.

WARNING

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

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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 hand-held 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.

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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 the vehicle you have purchased.

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 your 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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ARight-hand side. B Left-hand side.

SYMBOLS GLOSSARY

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

Safety alert

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See Owner’s Manual

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Air conditioning system

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Anti-lock braking system

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Avoid smoking, flames or sparks

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Battery

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Battery acid

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Brake fluid – non petroleum based

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Brake system

Fasten safety belt

Cabin air filter

Front airbag

Check fuel cap

Front fog lamps

Child safety door lock or unlock

Fuel pump reset

Child seat lower anchor

Fuse compartment

Child seat tether anchor

Hazard warning flashers

Cruise control

Heated rear window

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Heated windshield

Engine air filter

Interior luggage compartment

release

Engine coolant

Jack

Engine coolant temperature

Keep out of reach of children

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Engine oil

Lighting control

Explosive gas

Low tire pressure warning

Fan warning

Maintain correct fluid level

Note operating instructions

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Panic alarm

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Parking aid

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Parking brake

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Power steering fluid

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Power windows front/rear

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Power window lockout

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Service engine soon

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Side airbag

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Shield the eyes

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Stability control

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Windshield wash and wipe

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DATA RECORDING

Service Data Recording

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

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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 SYNC™ (page 399).

Event Data Recording

This vehicle is equipped with an event data recorder. The main purpose of an event data recorder 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 event data recorder is designed to record data related to vehicle dynamics and safety systems for a short period of time, typically 30 seconds or less.

The event data recorder 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; and

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How fast the vehicle was traveling; and
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: Event data recorder data is recorded by your vehicle only if a non-trivial crash situation occurs; no data is recorded by the event data recorder 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 event data recorder data with the type of personally identifying data routinely acquired during a crash investigation.

To read data recorded by an event data recorder, special equipment is required, and access to the vehicle or the event data recorder 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 event data recorder. 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.

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 SYNC™ (page 399).

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 SYNC™ (page 399).

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CALIFORNIAPROPOSITION65

WARNING

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

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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.

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PERCHLORATE

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. For more information visit:

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Web Address

www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/

perchlorate

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 to help manage your account.

Phone: 1-800-727-7000

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

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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 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.

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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, refer to the terms and conditions of the Ford Warranty.

SPECIAL NOTICES

New Vehicle Limited Warranty

For a detailed description of what is covered and what is not covered by your vehicle’s New Vehicle Limited Warranty, refer to the Warranty Manual 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.

WARNINGS

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Failure to follow the specific warnings and instructions could result in personal injury. See

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Supplementary Restraints System (page 47).

Front seat mounted rear-facing child or infant seats should NEVER be placed in front of an active

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passenger airbag.

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On-board Diagnostics (OBD-II)

Your vehicle’s On-board Diagnostics (OBD-II) system has a data port for diagnostics, repair and reprogramming services with diagnostic scan tools. Installing a non-Ford-approved aftermarket OBD plug-in device that uses the port during normal driving, for example remote insurance company monitoring,

remote vehicle diagnostics, telematics or engine reprogramming, may cause interference or damage to vehicle systems. We do not recommend or endorse the use of any non-Ford-approved aftermarket OBD plug-in devices. The vehicle Warranty may not cover damage caused by any non-Ford-approved aftermarket OBD plug-in device.

Notice to owners of pickup trucks and utility type vehicles

WARNING

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

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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 See Snowplowing (page 274).

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.

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

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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.

WARNING

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

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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 hand-held 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.

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EXPORT UNIQUE OPTIONS

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. Refer to this Owner’s Manual for all other required

information and warnings.

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FRONT EXTERIOR OVERVIEW

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ASee Locking and Unlocking (page 66).
BSee Automatic High Beam Control (page 85). C See Changing the Wiper Blades (page 310). D See Maintenance (page 297).

E See Changing a Bulb (page 312).

F See Changing a Road Wheel (page 350).

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REAR EXTERIOR OVERVIEW

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ASee Changing a Bulb (page 312). B See Exterior Mirrors (page 91).

C See Using Power Running Boards (page 75). D See Changing a Road Wheel (page 350).

E See Changing a Bulb (page 312). F See Towing a Trailer (page 250). G See Tailgate (page 240).

H Cargo lamps. See Spot Lamps (page 87).

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VEHICLE INTERIOR OVERVIEW

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ASee Automatic Transmission (page 176). B See Locking and Unlocking (page 66). C See Power Windows (page 90).

D See Head Restraints (page 141).

E See Fastening the Safety Belts (page 38). F See Rear Seats (page 147).

G See Manual Seats (page 143). See Power Seats (page 144). H See Opening and Closing the Hood (page 297).

ISee Electric Parking Brake (page 193).

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INSTRUMENT PANEL OVERVIEW

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AWiper stalk. See Windshield Wipers (page 81).
BInformation display controls. See General Information (page 105). C Instrument cluster. See Warning Lamps and Indicators (page 100). D Audio controls. See Audio Control (page 78).

E Audio system. See Audio System (page 381).

F Hill descent control. See Using Hill Descent Control (page 200). G Information and entertainment display.

H360 degree parking aid camera button. See 360 Degree Parking Aid Camera (page 210).
IClimate controls. See Climate Control (page 133).
J110 volt AC power point. See Auxiliary Power Points (page 156).
KIntegrated trailer brake controller. See Essential Towing Checks (page 262). L Four-wheel drive control. See Using Four-Wheel Drive (page 182).

M Start button. See Keyless Starting (page 160).

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NVoice control. See Voice Control (page 79).
OCruise control switches. See Cruise Control (page 79). Adaptive cruise control switches. See Using Adaptive Cruise Control (page 214).
PElectric parking brake switch. See Electric Parking Brake (page 193).
QLighting control. See Lighting Control (page 83). Front fog lamps. See Front Fog Lamps (page 86). Instrument lighting dimmer switch. See Instrument Lighting Dimmer (page 84). See Spot Lamps (page 87).

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Child Safety

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GENERAL INFORMATION

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

WARNINGS

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Always make sure your child is secured properly in a device that is appropriate for their height, age and

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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.

All children are shaped differently. The recommendations for safety restraints are based on probable

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child height, age and weight thresholds from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and other safety organizations, or are the minimum requirements of law. Ford recommends checking with a NHTSA Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) and consult your pediatrician to make sure your child seat is appropriate for your child, and

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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 go to 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, 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.

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

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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

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Child

Child size, height, weight, or age

Recommended restraint

type

Infants or

Children weighing 40 lb (18 kg) or less

Use a child safety seat

toddlers

(generally age four or younger).

(sometimes called an

infant carrier, convertible

seat, or toddler seat).

Small children

Children who have outgrown or no longer

Use a belt-positioning

properly fit in a child safety seat (gener-

booster seat.

ally children who are less than 4 ft. 9 in.

(1.45 m) tall, are greater than age four

and less than age 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

Children who have outgrown or no longer

Use a vehicle safety belt

properly fit in a belt-positioning booster

having the lap belt snug

seat (generally children who are at least

and low across the hips,

4 ft. 9 in. (1.45 m) tall or greater than 80

shoulder belt centered

lb (36 kg) or 100 lb (45 kg) if recom-

across the shoulder and

mended by child restraint manufacturer).

chest, and seat back

upright.

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 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 (page 49).

INSTALLING CHILD SEATS

Child Seats

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Use a child safety seat (sometimes called an infant carrier, convertible seat, or toddler seat) for infants, toddlers, or children weighing 40 pounds (18 kilograms) or less (generally age four or younger).

Using Lap and Shoulder Belts (Except Front Center Position of Super Cab and Crew Cab)

WARNINGS

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

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

Airbags can kill or injure a child in a child seat. Children 12 and under should be properly restrained in the

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rear seat whenever possible.

Depending on where you secure a child restraint, and depending on the child restraint design, you may block

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access to certain safety belt buckle assemblies and 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.

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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.
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.

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Place the vehicle seat upon which the child seat will be installed in the upright position.
Put the safety belt in the automatic locking mode. 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.

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

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2.Pull down on the shoulder belt and then grasp the shoulder belt and lap belt together.

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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.

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5.To put the retractor in the automatic locking mode, grasp the shoulder portion of the belt and pull downward until all of the belt is pulled out.

Note: The automatic locking mode is available on the front passenger and rear seats. This vehicle does not require the use of a locking clip.

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, unbuckle the belt and repeat Steps 5 and 6.

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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 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 help to remove remaining slack from the belt.
9.Attach the tether strap (if the child seat is equipped).

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Using Lap and Shoulder Belts (Front Center Position of Super Cab and Crew Cab)

WARNINGS

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Airbags can kill or injure a child in a child seat. If you must use a forward-facing child seat in the front

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seat, move the vehicle seat upon which the seat is installed all the way back.

Rear facing child seats should never be placed in front of an active airbag.

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Always use both lap and shoulder safety belt in the center seating position.

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The belt webbing below the tongue is the lap portion of the combination lap and shoulder belt, and the belt webbing above the tongue is the shoulder belt portion of the combination lap and shoulder belt.

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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 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.

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 Certified Passenger Seat Technician.

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1.Position the child safety seat in the front center seat.

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2.  Slide the tongue up the webbing.

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3.While holding both shoulder and lap portions next to the tongue, route the tongue and webbing through the child seat according to the child seat manufacturer’s instructions. Be sure that 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.

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5.While pushing down with your knee on the child seat pull up on the shoulder belt portion to tighten the lap belt portion of the combination lap and shoulder belt.
6.Allow the safety belt to retract and remove any slack in the belt to securely tighten the child safety seat in the vehicle.
7.Attach the tether strap (if the child seat is equipped).

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8.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 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.
9.Check from time to time to be sure that there is no slack in the lap and shoulder belt. The shoulder belt must be snug to keep the lap belt tight during a crash.

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.

Using Inflatable Safety Belts (Rear Seat Outboard Positions) (If

Equipped)

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2.After positioning the child safety seat in the proper seating position, grasp the shoulder belt and lap belt together behind the belt tongue.

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

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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.

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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, unbuckle the belt and repeat Steps 5 and 6.

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5.To put the retractor in the automatic locking mode, grasp the lap portion of the inflatable safety belt and pull upward until all of the belt is pulled out.

Note: The automatic locking mode is available on the front passenger and rear seats.

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.

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.

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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 down on the lap 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 additionally help to remove remaining slack from the belt.
9.Attach the tether strap (if the child seat is equipped).

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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 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.

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 Certified Passenger Seat Technician.

Using Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH)

WARNINGS

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Never attach two child safety seats to the same anchor. In a crash, one anchor may not be strong enough to

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hold two child safety seat attachments and may break, causing serious injury or death.

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WARNINGS

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Depending on where you secure a child restraint, and depending on the child restraint design, you may block

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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.

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The LATCH system is composed of three vehicle anchor points: two lower anchors located where the vehicle 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 if the lower anchors are not used. 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 is equipped with LATCH lower anchors for child seat installation at the following seating positions (LATCH is not available on Regular Cab):

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The lower LATCH anchors are located at the rear section of the rear seat between the cushion and seatback. Follow the child seat manufacturer’s instructions to properly install a child seat with LATCH attachments.

Follow the instructions later in this chapter on attaching child safety seats with tether straps.

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

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Use of Inboard Lower Anchors from the Outboard Seating Positions (Center Seating Use)

WARNING

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The standardized spacing for LATCH lower anchors is 11 inches (280 millimeters) center to center. Do not

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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.

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The lower anchors at the center of the second row rear seat are spaced 25.7 inches (652 millimeters) apart. The standardized spacing for LATCH lower anchors is 11 inches (280 millimeters) 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 the 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 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 the vehicle.

The passenger seats of your vehicle may be equipped with built-in tether strap anchors located behind the seats as described below.

The tether anchors in your vehicle may be loops of webbing above the seatback or an anchor bracket behind the seat on the rear edge of the seat cushion.

The rear seat in the Crew Cab and Super Cab has three straps along the top of the seat back that function as both routing loops for the tether straps and anchor loops.

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

Regular Cab

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Attach the tether strap only to the appropriate tether anchor as shown. The tether strap may not work properly if attached somewhere other than the correct tether anchor.

If you install a child seat with rigid LATCH attachments, do not tighten the tether strap enough to lift the child seat off the 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 the vehicle seat gives the best protection in a severe crash.

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.

Front Seat Tether Strap Attachment (Regular Cab)

1.Route the child safety seat tether strap over the back of the seat and under the head restraint.

Note: For vehicles with adjustable head restraints, route the tether strap under the head restraint and between the head restraint posts, otherwise route the tether strap over the top of the seat back.

2.Locate the correct anchor for the selected seating position. You may need to pull the seat back forward to access the tether anchors. Make sure the seat is locked in the upright position before installing the child seat.
3.Clip the tether strap to the anchor as shown.

Regular Cab passenger and center seats (located on back panel)

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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.

Rear Seat Tether Strap Attachment (Crew Cab and Super Cab)

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There are three loops of webbing just above the back of the rear seat (along the bottom edge of the rear window). Use these loops as both routing loops and anchor loops for up to three child safety seat tether straps.

For example, the center loop can be used as a routing loop for a child safety seat in the center rear seat and as an anchoring loop for child seats installed in the outboard rear seats.

Many tether straps cannot be tightened if the tether strap is hooked to the loop directly behind the child seat. To provide a tight tether strap:

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2.Route the tether strap behind the head restraint supports to a loop behind an adjacent seating position, and hook the strap hook onto the loop. If using the driver side, pass the strap behind the shoulder belt for the center seat. Always put the tether strap through the routing loop. The head restraint support post will hold the child seat tightly, but the head restraint post is not strong enough to hold the child seat during a crash.
3.Tighten the tether strap according to the child seat 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.

BOOSTER SEATS

WARNING

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1.Route the tether strap under the head restraint and through the loop directly behind the child seat.

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Never place, or allow a child to place, the shoulder belt under a child’s arm or behind the back because it

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reduces the protection for the upper part of the body and may increase the risk of injury or death in a collision.

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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

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recommended by your child restraint  Types of Booster Seats

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).

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

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Can the child sit all the way back against their vehicle seat back 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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Backless booster seats

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

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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.

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

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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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CHILD SEAT POSITIONING

WARNINGS

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

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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.

Always carefully follow the instructions and warnings provided by the manufacturer of any child

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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.

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

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

Never use pillows, books, or towels to boost a child. They can slide around and increase the likelihood

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of injury or death in a crash.

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

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sudden stop, which may increase the risk of serious injury.

Never place, or allow a child to place, the shoulder belt under a child’s arm or behind the back because it

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reduces the protection for the upper part of the body and may increase the risk of injury or death in a crash.

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

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Recommendations for attaching child safety restraints for children

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Restraint

Combined

Use any attachment method as indicated below by X

Type

weight of

LATCH

LATCH

Safety belt

Safety belt

Safety belt

child and

child seat

(lower

(lower

and top

and LATCH

only

anchors

anchors

tether

(lower

and top

only)

anchor

anchors

tether

and top

anchor)

tether

anchor)

Rear facing

Up to 65 lb

X

X

child seat

(29 kg)

Rear facing

Over 65 lb

X

child seat

(29 kg)

Forward

Up to 65 lb

X

X

X

facing

(29 kg)

child seat

Forward

Over 65 lb

X

X

facing

(29 kg)

child seat

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 Seats (page 141).

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CHILD SAFETY LOCKS

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

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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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Left-Hand Side

Turn counterclockwise to lock and

clockwise to unlock.

Right-Hand Side

Turn clockwise to lock and

counterclockwise to unlock.

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PRINCIPLE OF OPERATION

WARNINGS

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

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

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

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

All occupants of the vehicle, including the driver, should always properly wear their safety belts, even

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

It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area, inside or outside of a vehicle. In a crash, people riding in

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these areas are more likely to be seriously injured or killed. Do not allow people to ride in any area of your vehicle that is not equipped with seats and safety belts. Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and using a safety belt properly.

In a rollover crash, an unbelted person is significantly more likely to die than a person wearing a safety

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belt.

Each seating position in your vehicle has a specific safety belt assembly which is made up of one buckle and

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

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

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

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

Front and rear seat occupants, including pregnant women, should wear safety belts for optimum

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protection in an accident.

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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 safety belt).
Height adjuster at the front outboard seating positions.
Safety belt pretensioner at the front outboard seating positions.
Safety belt warning light and chime.
Crash sensors and monitoring system with readiness indicator.

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The safety belt pretensioners at the front seating positions are designed to tighten the safety belts when activated. In frontal and near-frontal crashes, side crashes and rollovers, the safety belt pretensioners may be activated alone or, if the crash is of sufficient severity, together with the front airbags.

FASTENING THE SAFETY BELTS

Standard belts shown, inflatable belts similar

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

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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 you securely fasten the tongue in the buckle.

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

Using the Safety Belt with Cinch Tongue (Front Center Seat)

The cinch tongue will slide up and down the belt webbing when the belt is stowed or while putting safety belts on. When you buckle the lap and shoulder safety belt, the cinch tongue will allow you to shorten the lap portion, but pinches the webbing to keep the lap portion from getting longer. The cinch tongue is designed to slip during a crash, so always wear the shoulder belt properly and do not allow any slack in either the lap or shoulder portions.

Before you can reach and latch a lap and shoulder belt having a cinch tongue into the buckle, you may have to lengthen the lap belt portion of it.

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1.To lengthen the lap belt, pull some webbing out of the shoulder belt retractor.
2.While holding the webbing below the tongue, grasp the tip (metal portion) of the tongue so that it is parallel to the webbing and slide the tongue upward.
3.Provide enough lap belt length so that the tongue can reach the buckle.

Fastening the Cinch Tongue

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The lap belt should fit snugly and as low as possible around the hips, not across the waist.

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1.Pull the lap and shoulder belt from the retractor so that the shoulder belt portion of the safety belt crosses your shoulder and chest.
2.Be sure the belt is not twisted. If the belt is twisted, remove the twist.
3.Insert the belt tongue into the proper buckle for your seating position until you hear a snap and feel it latch.
4.Make sure you securely fasten the tongue to the buckle by pulling on the tongue.

While you are fastened in the safety belt, the lap and shoulder belt with a cinch tongue adjusts to your movement. However, if you brake hard, turn hard, or if your vehicle receives an impact of 5 mph (8 km/h) or more, the safety belt will become locked and help reduce your forward movement.

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Using Safety Belts During Pregnancy

WARNING

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

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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.

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Pregnant women should always wear their safety belt. Position the lap belt portion of a combination lap and shoulder belt low across the hips below the belly and worn as tight as comfort will allow. Position the shoulder belt to cross the middle of the shoulder and the center of the chest.

Safety Belt Locking Modes

WARNINGS

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

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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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WARNINGS

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

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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.

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

Vehicle Sensitive Mode

When to Use the Automatic Locking Mode

Use this mode any time you install a child safety seat in a front outboard passenger seating position in a Regular Cab, SuperCab, SuperCrew or any rear seating position of a SuperCab or SuperCrew. The optional front seat’s center safety belt has a cinch mechanism. Children 12 years old and under should be properly restrained in a rear seat whenever possible. See Child Safety (page 19).

How to Use the Automatic Locking Mode

Non-inflatable safety belts

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This is the normal retractor mode, which allows free shoulder belt length adjustment to your movements and locking in response to vehicle movement. For example, if the driver brakes suddenly, 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 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.

Automatic Locking Mode

In this mode, the shoulder belt is automatically pre-locked. The belt will still retract to remove any slack in the shoulder belt. The automatic locking mode is not available on the driver safety belt.

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1.Buckle the combination lap and shoulder belt.
2.Grasp the shoulder portion and pull downward until you pull the entire belt 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.

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

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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 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.

Rear Inflatable Safety Belt (If

Equipped)

WARNING

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Do not attempt to service, repair, or modify the rear inflatable safety belt.

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

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 cooled 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 belt consists of the following:

An inflatable bag located in the shoulder safety belt webbing.
Lap safety belt webbing with automatic locking mode.
The same warning light, electronic control and diagnostic unit as used for the front safety belts.
Impact sensors located in various parts of the vehicle.

How does the rear inflatable safety belt system work?

The rear inflatable safety belts will function like standard restraints in everyday usage.

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During a crash of sufficient force, the inflatable belt will inflate from inside the webbing.

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If the safety belt is too short when fully extended, you can obtain a safety belt extension assembly from an authorized dealer.

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Use only extensions manufactured by the same supplier as the safety belt. Manufacturer identification is located at the end of the webbing on the label or on the retractor behind the trim. Also, use the safety belt extension only if the safety belt is too short for you when fully extended.

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

WARNING

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If the rear inflatable safety belt has

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deployed, it will not function again.

The rear inflatable safety belt system

must be replaced by an authorized dealer.

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The rear inflatable safety belts are designed to inflate in frontal or near-frontal crashes, rollovers and some side impact crashes. The fact that the rear inflatable safety belt did not inflate in a crash does not mean that something is wrong with the system. Rather, it means the forces were not of the type sufficient to cause activation.

SAFETY BELT HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT

WARNING

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Position the safety belt height adjuster so that the belt rests across the middle of your shoulder. Failure

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to adjust the safety belt properly could reduce the effectiveness of the safety belt and increase the risk of injury in a crash.

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Safety Belt Extension Assembly

WARNINGS

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

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Do not use extensions with an inflatable safety belt.

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

To adjust the shoulder belt height:

1.Pull the button and slide the height adjuster up or down.
2.Release the button and pull down on the height adjuster to make sure it is locked in place.

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SAFETYBELTWARNINGLAMP AND INDICATOR CHIME

This lamp illuminates and an

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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

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If…

Then…

The driver’s safety belt is not buckled

The safety belt warning light illuminates 1-

before the ignition switch is turned to the

2 minutes and the warning chime sounds

on position…

4-8 seconds.

The driver’s safety belt is buckled while the

The safety belt warning light and warning

indicator light is illuminated and the

chime turn off.

warning chime is sounding…

The driver’s safety belt is buckled before the ignition switch is turned to the on posi-tion…

SAFETY BELT MINDER

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 safety belt warning light and indicator chime remain off.

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 you place in the front passenger seat, only the front seat passengers receive warnings as determined by the front passenger sensing system.

If the Belt-Minder warnings expire (warnings for about five minutes) for one passenger (driver or front passenger), the other passenger can still cause the Belt-Minder feature to turn on.

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If…

Then…

You and the front seat passenger buckle

The Belt-Minder feature will not activate.

your safety belts before you switch the

ignition on or less than 1-2 minutes elapse

after you switch the ignition on…

You or the front seat passenger do not buckle your safety belts before your vehicle reaches at least 6 mph (9.7 km/h) and 1-2 minutes elapse after you switch the ignition on…

The safety belt for the driver or front

passenger is unbuckled for about 1 minute while the vehicle is traveling at least 6 mph (9.7 km/h) and more than 1-2 minutes elapse after you switch the ignition on…

Deactivating and Activating the Belt-Minder Feature

WARNING

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

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safely belted and surviving an accident. We recommend you leave the system activated for yourself and others who may use the vehicle.

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Note: The driver and front passenger warnings switch on and off independently. When you perform this procedure for one seating position, do not buckle the other position as this will terminate the process.

Note: If you are using MyKey, you cannot disable the Belt-Minder. Also, if the Belt-Minder has been previously disabled, it will be re-enabled during the use of MyKey. See MyKey™ (page 61).

The Belt-Minder feature activates, the safety belt warning light illuminates and a warning tone sounds for 6 seconds every 25 seconds, repeating for about 5 minutes or until you and the front seat passenger buckle your safety belts.

The Belt-Minder feature activates, the safety belt warning light illuminates and a warning tone sounds for 6 seconds every 25 seconds, repeating for about 5 minutes or until you and the front seat passenger buckle your safety belts.

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 belt is unbuckled.
1.Switch the ignition on. Do not start the engine.
2.Wait until the safety belt warning light turns off (about one minute). After Step 2, wait an additional 5 seconds before proceeding with Step 3. Once you start Step 3, you must complete the procedure within 30 seconds.

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3.For the seating position you are switching off, buckle then unbuckle the safety belt three times at a moderate speed, ending in the unbuckled state. After Step 3, the safety belt warning light turns on.
4.While the safety belt warning light is on, buckle then unbuckle the safety belt. After Step 4, the safety belt warning light flashes for confirmation.
This will switch the feature off for that seating position if it is currently on.
This will switch the feature on for that seating position if it is currently off.

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.

Properly care for safety belts. See Vehicle Care (page 319).

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 seat back (if equipped), child

safety seat LATCH and tether anchors, and

attaching hardware, should be inspected

after a crash. Read the child restraint

manufacturer’s instructions for additional

inspection and maintenance information

specific to the child restraint.

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Personal Safety System™

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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.

The Vehicle Personal Safety System consists of:

Driver and passenger dual-stage airbag supplemental restraints.
Front seat outboard safety belts with pretensioners, energy management retractors 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 sensors, safety belt pretensioners, front safety belt usage sensors, driver seat position sensor, front passenger sensing system and indicator lights.

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How Does the Personal Safety System Work?

The Personal Safety System can adapt the deployment strategy of the 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 deploy the safety belt pretensioners, one or both stages of the dual-stage airbags based on crash severity and occupant conditions.

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PRINCIPLE OF OPERATION

WARNINGS

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

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to the trim covering the airbag module.

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

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

Always transport children 12 years old and under in the back seat and always properly use appropriate

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

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

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other injuries.

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

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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.

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

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

Several airbag system components get hot after inflation. To avoid risk of injury, do not touch them after

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inflation.

If the airbag has deployed, the airbag will not function again and must be replaced immediately. If the airbag

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is not replaced, the unrepaired area will increase the risk of injury in a crash.

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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.

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DRIVER AND PASSENGER

Proper Driver and Front Passenger

AIRBAGS

Seating Adjustment

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WARNINGS

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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.

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See Crash Sensors and Airbag Indicator (page 53).

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WARNING

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recommends a minimum distance of at least 10

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inches (25 centimeters) between an occupant’s chest and the driver airbag module.

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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.
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

WARNING

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

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If you must use a forward-facing child seat in the front seat, move the seat all the way back.

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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.

If two adults and a child occupy a Regular Cab, properly restrain the child in the center front unless doing so would interfere with driving your vehicle. This provides lap and shoulder belt protection for all occupants, and airbag protection for the adults. A child or infant properly restrained in the center front seat should not incur risk of serious injury from the airbags.

FRONT PASSENGER SENSING SYSTEM

WARNINGS

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Even with Advanced Restraints Systems, children 12 and under should be properly restrained in a

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

WARNINGS

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Sitting improperly out of position or with the seatback reclined too far can take off weight from the seat

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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 seatback, with your feet on the floor.

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

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

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The front passenger sensing system 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 to confirm it is functional.

The front passenger sensing system is designed to disable (will not inflate) the front passenger frontal airbag under certain conditions:

The front passenger seat is unoccupied.
The system determines an infant is present in a child restraint.

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A passenger takes their weight off of the seat for a period of time.
If there is a problem with the airbag system or the passenger sensing system.

Even with this technology, parents are strongly encouraged to always properly restrain children in the rear seat.

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 your vehicle off, remove the child restraint from your vehicle and reinstall the restraint following the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions.

The front passenger sensing system works with sensors that are part of the front passenger seat and safety belt. The sensors are designed to detect the presence of a properly seated occupant and determine if the front passenger frontal airbag should be enabled.

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 seat, but the passenger airbag status indicator OFF lamp is lit, it is possible that the person is not sitting properly in the seat. If this happens:

Turn your 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 your vehicle and have the person remain in this position for about two minutes. This will allow the system to detect that person and enable the passenger’s frontal airbag.
If the indicator OFF lamp remains lit even after this, you should advise the person to ride in the rear seat.

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 issues.

After all occupants have adjusted their seats and put on safety belts, it is very important that they continue to sit properly. A properly seated occupant sits upright, leaning against the seatback, and centered 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.

If you think that the state of the passenger airbag status indicator lamp is incorrect, check for the following:

Objects lodged underneath the seat.
Objects between the seat cushion and the center console.

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Objects hanging off the seatback.
Objects stowed in the seatback map pocket.
Objects placed on the occupant’s lap.
Cargo interference with the seat
Other passengers pushing or pulling on the seat.
Rear passenger feet and knees resting or pushing on the seat.

The conditions listed above may cause the weight of a properly seated occupant to be incorrectly interpreted by the front passenger sensing system. The person in the front passenger seat may appear heavier or lighter due to the conditions described in the previous list.

Make sure the front passenger sensing system is operating properly. See Crash Sensors

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and Airbag Indicator (page 53).

If the airbag readiness light is lit, do the following:

The driver and adult passengers should check for objects lodged underneath the front passenger seat or cargo interfering with the seat.

If objects are lodged or cargo is interfering with the seat, please take the following steps to remove the obstruction:

Pull your vehicle over.
Turn your vehicle off.
Driver or adult passengers should check for any objects lodged underneath the front passenger seat or cargo interfering with the seat.
Remove the obstruction(s) (if found).
Restart your vehicle.

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Wait at least two minutes and verify that the airbag readiness light in the instrument cluster is no longer illuminated.
If the airbag readiness light in the instrument cluster remains illuminated, this may or may not be a problem due to the front passenger sensing system.

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.

SIDE AIRBAGS

WARNINGS

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Do not place objects or mount equipment on or near the airbag cover, on the side of the seatbacks

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(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.

Do not use accessory seat covers. The use of accessory seat covers may prevent the deployment of the

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side airbags and increase the risk of injury in an accident.

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

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seatback.

Do not attempt to service, repair, or modify the airbag, its fuses or the seat cover on a seat containing an

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airbag as you could be seriously injured or killed. Contact your authorized dealer as soon as possible.

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WARNINGS

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If the side airbag has deployed, the airbag will not function again. The side airbag system (including the

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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.

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The side airbags are located on the outboard side of the seatbacks 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 following:

A label or embossed side panel indicating that side airbags are fitted to your vehicle.
Side airbags located inside the driver and front passenger seatbacks.
Front passenger sensing system.

·Crash sensors and monitoring system with readiness indicator.

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See Crash Sensors and Airbag Indicator (page 53).

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

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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™

WARNINGS

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Do not place objects or mount equipment on or near the headliner at the siderail that may come into

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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WARNINGS

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If the curtain airbags have deployed, the curtain airbags will not function again. The curtain airbags (including

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the A, B and C 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.

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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.

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The crash sensors and monitoring system have a readiness indicator. See

Crash Sensors and Airbag Indicator (page 53).

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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).

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The system consists of the following:

Safety canopy curtain airbags located 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

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CRASH SENSORS AND AIRBAG INDICATOR

WARNING

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

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

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Your vehicle has a collection of crash and occupant sensors which provide information to the restraints control module which deploys (activates) the front safety belt pretensioners, optional rear inflatable safety belts, driver airbag,

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passenger airbag, seat mounted side airbags, and the Safety Canopy®. Based on the type of crash (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 Instrument Cluster (page 97). 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 not illuminate immediately after the ignition is turned on.

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The readiness light will either flash or stay lit.
A series of five beeps will be heard. The tone pattern will repeat periodically until the problem, the light or both are repaired.

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.

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The fact that the safety belt pretensioners or front 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 (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 optional 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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Keys and Remote Controls

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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.

computers or cell phones can interfere with remote operation. Operating your remote control near metal or metallic-finished purses, bags or clothing can interfere with remote operation. You can lock and unlock the doors with the key.

Note: Make sure to lock your vehicle before leaving it unattended.

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

Note: Changes or modifications not expressively 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. One of the following could cause a decrease in operating range:

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

Intelligent Access

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

You touch the inside of the front exterior door handle.
You press the tailgate release 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, you may need 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. See Remote Control (page 55).

Other short-distance radio transmitters, such as amateur radios, medical equipment, wireless headphones, remote controls and alarm systems may operate on the same frequency as your remote control. If other transmitters are operating on those frequencies, you may not be able to use your remote control. Using your remote control near some types of electronic equipment, such as USB devices,

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REMOTE CONTROL

Integrated Keyhead Transmitters

(If Equipped)

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.

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Press the button to release the key. Press and hold the button to fold the key back in when not in use.

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

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.

Removable Key Blade

The intelligent access key also contains a removable mechanical key blade that you can use to unlock the driver door.

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Slide the release on the back of the remote control and pivot the cover off to access the key blade.

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Intelligent Access Key (If Equipped)

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

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.

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

A message appears in the information display when the remote control battery is low. See General Information (page 105).

Integrated Keyhead Transmitter

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

Press the button to release the key before beginning the procedure.

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Note: Do not touch the battery contacts or the printed circuit board with the screwdriver.

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4.Insert a screwdriver as shown to release the battery.

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1.Insert a screwdriver in the position shown and gently push the clip.
2.Press the clip down to release the battery cover.

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3. Carefully remove the cover.

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5.Remove the battery.
6.Install a new battery with the + facing up.
7.Replace the battery cover.

Intelligent Access Transmitter

The remote control uses two coin-type three-volt lithium batteries CR2025 or equivalent.

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1.Slide the release on the back of the remote control and pivot the cover off.

5. Reinstall the housing and cover.

Memory Feature (If Equipped)

You can use the remote control to recall memory settings for the driver seat, power mirrors, steering column and power foot pedals.

Press the unlock button on a linked remote control to recall the memory positions. If you enable the easy-entry-and-exit feature, the seat moves to the easy-entry position. The seat moves to the driver memory position when you put the key in the ignition.

Linking a Preset Position to your Remote Control or Intelligent Access Key Fob

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1.  With the ignition on, move the memory features to the desired positions.

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2.  Insert a coin into the slot and twist to separate the housing.

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3.Remove the batteries.
4.Install new batteries with the + facing each other.

Note: Make sure to replace the label between the two batteries.

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2.Press and hold the desired preset button for about five seconds. You hear a tone in about two seconds. Continue to hold until you hear a second tone.
3.Within three seconds, press the lock button on the remote control you are linking.

Repeat this procedure for another memory button and transmitter if desired.

To unlink a remote control, follow the same procedure, but with step three, press the unlock button on the remote.

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Car Finder

Press the button twice within three seconds. The horn sounds

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Sounding a Panic Alarm

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

Press the button to activate the

alarm. Press the button again or

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Remote Start (If Equipped)

WARNING

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

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ventilated.

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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 the vehicle. The transmitter has an extended operating range.

You can configure vehicles with automatic climate control to turn on the automatic climate control when you remote start your vehicle. See Automatic Climate Control (page 135). A manual climate control system runs at the setting you set it to when you switched off the vehicle.

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

The remote start system does not work if:

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

Remote Control Feedback

An LED on the remote control provides status feedback of remote start or stop commands.

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LED

Status

Solid green

Remote start or

extension

successful

Solid red

Remote stop

successful; vehicle

off

Blinking red

Remote start or

stop failed

Blinking green

Waiting for status

update

Remote Starting the Vehicle

Note: You must press each button within three seconds of each other. Your vehicle remote starts only if you follow this sequence.

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Extending the Vehicle Run Time

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The tag with your transmitter details the starting procedure.

To remote start your vehicle:

1.Press the lock button.
2.Press the remote start button twice. The exterior lamps flash twice.

The horn sounds if the system fails to start, unless quiet start is on. Quiet start runs the blower fan at a slower speed to reduce noise. You can switch it on or off in the information display. See General Information (page 105).

Note: If you have remote started your vehicle with an integrated keyhead transmitter, you must switch on the ignition before driving your vehicle. With an intelligent access transmitter, you must press the brake pedal before driving your vehicle.

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

The parking lamps remain on and the vehicle runs for 5, 10 or 15 minutes depending on the setting.

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Repeat Steps 1 and 2 with the vehicle still running to extend the run time for another remote start period. If you programmed the periods to last 10 minutes, the second 10 minutes begins after what is left of the first activation time. For example, if the vehicle has run from the first remote start for five minutes, the vehicle continues to run now for a total of 20 minutes. You can extend the remote start up to a maximum of 35 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 turn off.

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You may have to be closer to the 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 General Information (page 105).

REPLACING A LOST KEY OR REMOTE CONTROL

Replacement keys or remote controls can be purchased from an authorized dealer. Authorized dealers can program remote controls for your vehicle. See Passive Anti-Theft System (page 71).

To re-program the passive anti-theft system see an authorized dealer.

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MyKey™

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PRINCIPLE 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. They 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.

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. 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.

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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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Do not set MyKey maximum speed limit to a limit that will prevent the driver from maintaining a safe speed

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considering posted speed limits and prevailing road conditions. The driver is always responsible to drive in accordance with local laws and prevailing conditions. Failure to do so could result in accident or injury.

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Various vehicle speed minders can be set. 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 Advance Trac, 911 Assist or Do Not Disturb (if your vehicle is equipped with these features).

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CREATING A MYKEY

Use the information display to create a MyKey.

To create a MyKey:

1.Place your key into the ignition or, if your vehicle is equipped with Intelligent Access keyless start, place your transmitter into the backup slot. Details on the slot’s location are in another chapter. See Starting a Gasoline Engine (page 161).
2.Switch the ignition on.
3.Access the main menu using your left-hand-side steering wheel controls.
4.Depending on your display options, select either Settings or Advanced Settings, then MyKey and finally Create MyKey.
5.When the menu reads Hold OK to Create MyKey, press and hold the OK button to program a MyKey.
6.The display then prompts you to program the Configurable settings.

You can program the configurable features now or at any time. You can advance through the settings without programming them by pressing the OK button. MyKey then keeps all of the default settings.

When you finish programming your MyKey, the Type 3 information display adds a confirmation screen, New MyKey Has Been Created.

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Programming/Changing Configurable Settings

Use the information display to program or change your configurable MyKey settings.

1.Place your admin key into the ignition or, if your vehicle is equipped with Intelligent Access keyless start, place your admin transmitter into the backup slot. Details on the slot’s location are in another chapter. See Starting a Gasoline Engine (page 161).
2.Depending on your display options, select either Settings or Advanced Settings, then MyKey and finally to various configurable features.
3.Scroll down through the choices, and then highlight the feature you want to configure.
4.When you finish programming your MyKey, the Type 3 information display adds a confirmation screen, New MyKey Has Been Created.

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.

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To clear all MyKeys of all MyKey settings, use the information display and the left-hand-side steering wheel controls:

1.Access the main menu and select Settings, then MyKey and finally Clear MyKeys.
2.Press and hold OK.
3.When you finish clearing all MyKeys, the Type 3 information display adds a

confirmation screen, MyKey Cleared.

CHECKING MYKEY SYSTEM STATUS

You can find information on programmed MyKey(s) using the information display control on the steering wheel. See Information Displays (page 105).

To find information on a programed MyKey(s), press the left arrow button to access the main menu and scroll to:

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Message  image601 Description

image602 Settings image603 Press the OK button.

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MyKey Dist.  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.

{0} MyKeys  Indicates the number of MyKeys programed to your vehicle.

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

{0} Admin Keys  Indicates how many admin keys are programed 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 programed.

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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, see an authorized dealer for a Ford-approved remote start system.

MYKEY TROUBLESHOOTING

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Condition

I cannot create a MyKey.

I cannot program the configurable settings.

I cannot clear the MyKeys.

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Potential Causes

The key or transmitter used to start the vehicle does not have admin privileges.
The key or transmitter used to start the vehicle is the only admin key (there always has to be at least one admin key).
Vehicles with keyless start: The keyless start transmitter is not placed in the backup slot, located in the center console. See Keyless Entry (page 68).
SecuriLock passive anti-theft system is disabled or in unlimited mode.
The key or transmitter used to start your vehicle does not have admin privileges.
No MyKeys are created. See Creating a MyKey (page 62).
The key or transmitter used to start your vehicle does not have admin privileges.
No MyKeys are created. See Creating a MyKey (page 62).

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Condition

I lost a key.

MyKey distances do not accumulate.

No MyKey functions with the keyless entry transmitter.

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Potential Causes

Program a spare key. See Passive Anti-Theft System (page 71).

The MyKey user is not using the MyKey.
An admin key holder cleared the MyKeys and created new MyKeys.
The key system has been reset.
An admin transmitter is present at vehicle start.
No MyKeys are created. See Creating a MyKey (page 62).

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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.

See Tailgate (page 240).

Power Door Locks (If Equipped)

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

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Press the button again within three seconds to unlock all doors. The direction indicators 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 your entire vehicle to unlock with one press of the button. The direction indicators flash twice to indicate a change to the unlocking mode. The unlocking mode applies to the remote control and keyless entry keypad.

Intelligent access at the driver door will unlock your entire vehicle when you disable two-stage unlocking.

Locking the Vehicle

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AUnlock.

B Lock.

Remote Control (If Equipped)

You can use the remote control at any time your vehicle is not running.

Unlocking the Vehicle (Two-Stage Unlock)

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Press the button to lock all doors. The direction indicators flash.

Press the button again within three seconds to confirm that all the doors are closed. The doors lock again, the horn sounds and the direction indicators flash if all the doors are closed.

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Press the button to unlock the driver door.

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If any door or the liftgate is open, or if the hood is open on vehicles with an anti-theft alarm or remote start, the horn will sound twice and the direction indicators will not flash.

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Activating Intelligent Access (If

Equipped)

The intelligent access key must be within 3.3 ft (1 m) 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.

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

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 handle to make sure it locked.

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

At the Electronic Tailgate

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Press the exterior tailgate release button inside of the tailgate handle. The tailgate will unlock and open. See Tailgate (page 240).

Smart Unlock (If Equipped)

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

If you leave your key in the ignition, when you open the driver door and lock your vehicle with the power door lock control, the doors lock then unlock.

You can still lock your vehicle with the key in the ignition by:

Using the manual lock on the inside of the door.
Locking the driver door with a key.
Using the keyless entry keypad.
Using the lock button on the remote control.

Smart Unlocks for Intelligent

Access Keys (If Equipped)

This feature helps to prevent you from

locking your intelligent access key inside

your vehicle’s passenger compartment or

rear cargo area.

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When you lock your vehicle using the power door lock control (with the door open, vehicle in park and ignition off), your vehicle will search for an intelligent access key in the passenger compartment after you close the door. If your vehicle finds a key, all of the doors will immediately unlock.

In order to override the smart unlock feature and intentionally lock the intelligent access key inside your vehicle, you can lock your vehicle after all doors are closed by using the keyless entry keypad, pressing the lock button on another intelligent access key or 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.

Autolock and Autounlock (If Equipped)

The autolock feature locks all the doors when your doors are closed, the ignition is on, and your vehicle reaches a speed greater than 12 mph (20 km/h).

When your doors autolock while driving, stopping the vehicle then switching the ignition off or to accessory and opening the driver door unlocks all your doors. This autounlock feature remains active for 10 minutes after stopping.

Note: The doors do not autounlock if you have electronically locked them before opening the driver door.

Enabling or Disabling

You can enable or disable these features independently of each other using the information display. An authorized dealer can also help you enable or disable these features. See General Information (page 105).

Illuminated Entry

The interior lamps and select exterior lamps illuminate when you unlock the doors with the remote entry system.

The illuminated entry system turns off the lights if:

The ignition is on.
You press the remote control lock button.
After 25 seconds of illumination.

The dome lamp does not turn on if the control is set to the off position.

The lights do not turn off if:

You switch them on with the dimmer control.
Any door is open.

Battery Saver

The battery saver turns off the interior lamps 30 minutes after you switch off the ignition if a door is open and the dome lamp switch is on. It turns off the interior lamps after 10 minutes if the dome lamp switch is off.

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

If you leave the ignition on after leaving your vehicle, it turns off 15 minutes after you close all of the doors.

KEYLESS ENTRY (If Equipped)

SECURICODE™ KEYLESS ENTRY KEYPAD

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

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

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You can use the keypad to:

Lock or unlock the doors and liftgate.
Program and erase user codes.
Arm and disarm the anti-theft alarm.

You can operate the keypad with the factory-set five-digit entry code. The 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 five of your own five-digit personal entry codes.

Programming a Personal Entry Code

To create your own personal entry code:

1.Enter the factory-set code.
2.Press 1·2 on the keypad within five seconds.
3.Enter your personal five-digit code. You must enter each number within five seconds of each other.
4.Press 1·2 on the keypad to save personal code one.

The doors will lock then unlock to confirm that programming was successful.

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To program additional personal entry codes, repeat Steps 1-3, then for Step 4:

Press 3·4 to save personal code two.
Press 5·6 to save personal code three.
Press 7·8 to save personal code four.
Press 9·0 to save personal code five.

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

All personal codes erase and only the factory-set five-digit code will work.

Recalling Memory Positions (If Equipped)

The programmed entry codes will recall driver memory positions as follows:

Entry code one will recall driver 1 memory positions.
Entry code two will recall driver 2 memory positions.
Entry code three will recall driver 3 memory positions.

Note: Personal entry codes four and five will not recall memory positions

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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.

Unlocking and Locking the Doors

To Unlock the Driver Door

Enter the factory-set five-digit code or your personal code. You must press each number within five seconds of each other. The interior lamps illuminate.

Note: All doors unlock if you disable the two-stage unlocking feature. See General Information (page 105).

To Unlock All Doors

Enter the factory-set code or your personal code, then press 3·4 control within five seconds.

To Lock All Doors

Press and hold 7·8 and 9·0 at the same time with the driver door closed. You do not need to enter the keypad code first.

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PASSIVE ANTI-THEFT

SYSTEM (If Equipped)

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 problems if they are too close to the key when starting the engine. 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 the engine if a problem occurs.

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

SecuriLock™

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

If you are unable to start the engine with a correctly coded key, the system has malfunctioned. A message may appear in the information display.

Automatic Arming

The system arms immediately after you switch the ignition off.

Automatic Disarming

Switching the ignition on with a coded key disarms the system.

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Replacement Keys

Note: Your vehicle may have two integrated keyhead transmitters.

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

If your programmed transmitters or standard SecuriLock coded keys are lost or stolen and you do not have an extra coded key, you need to have your vehicle towed to an authorized dealer. You need to erase the key codes from your vehicle and program new coded keys.

Store an extra programmed key away from your vehicle in a safe place to help prevent any inconveniences. Contact 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. All eight can be integrated keyhead transmitters.

You can program your own integrated keyhead transmitter or standard SecuriLock coded keys to your vehicle. This procedure programs both the engine immobilizer keycode 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. Contact 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.

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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 10 seconds of switching the ignition off and removing the previously programmed coded key, insert the new unprogrammed key into the ignition.
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 starts the engine if programming is successful. You can operate the remote entry system if the new key is an integrated keyhead transmitter.

If programming was not successful, wait 20 seconds and repeat Steps 1 through 8. If you are still unsuccessful, take your vehicle to an authorized dealer.

Programming a Spare Intelligent Access Key

Note: You can program a maximum of four intelligent access keys to your vehicle.

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Note: If your programmed transmitters are lost or stolen and you do not have an extra coded key, you need to have your vehicle towed to an authorized dealer. You need to erase the key codes from your vehicle and program new coded keys. Store an extra programmed key away from your vehicle in a safe place to help prevent any inconvenience. Contact an authorized dealer to purchase additional spare or replacement keys.

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

Make sure that your vehicle is off before beginning this procedure. Make sure that you 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.

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1.Place the first programmed key in the backup slot (A) in the center console, then press the push button ignition switch. Insert the first previously programmed coded key into the ignition.
2.Wait five seconds and then press the push button ignition switch again. Switch the ignition from off to on. Keep the ignition on for at least three seconds, but no more than 10 seconds.
3.Remove the intelligent access key. Switch the ignition off and remove the first coded key from the ignition.
4.Within 10 seconds, place a second programmed intelligent access key in the backup slot. Press the push button ignition switch. After three seconds but within 10 seconds of switching the ignition off, insert the second previously coded key into the ignition.
5.Wait five seconds and then press the push button ignition switch again. Switch the ignition from off to on. Keep the ignition on for at least three seconds, but no more than 10 seconds.
6.Remove the intelligent access key. Switch the ignition off and remove the second previously programmed coded key from the ignition.

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7.Place the unprogrammed intelligent access key in the backup slot and press the push button ignition switch. After three seconds but within 10 seconds of switching the ignition off and removing the previously programmed coded key, insert the new unprogrammed key into the ignition.

Programming is now complete. Verify the remote control functions operate and your vehicle starts with the new intelligent access key.

If programming was not successful, wait 10 seconds and repeat Steps 1 through 7. If you are still unsuccessful, take your vehicle to an authorized dealer.

ANTI-THEFT ALARM (If Equipped)

The active anti-theft system is designed to warn you in the event of unauthorized vehicle entry and is also designed to help prevent unwanted towing of your vehicle. You can choose what is monitored by arming the system in different ways. See Information Displays (page 105).

The direction indicators flash and the horn sounds if the system triggers while the alarm is armed.

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

Reduced Guard (If Equipped)

To monitor the following:

Doors.
Hood.
Tailgate.

Lock your vehicle using the key in the driver door lock cylinder.

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Full Guard (If Equipped)

To monitor the following:

Doors.
Hood.
Tailgate.
Movement inside your vehicle.
Change in vehicle inclination, for example, unwanted towing.

Lock your vehicle using the remote control or the power door lock control with the accompanying door open and then close all doors.

Note: Do not choose full monitor mode if movement within the vehicle is likely to occur or when the vehicle is in transport.

Note: For correct operation of the interior motion detection system, make sure all windows are closed prior to arming the system. This helps prevent accidental alarm activation due to external influences and make sure of correct interior motion detection. Additionally, the interior motion sensing system will not arm if any door is ajar.

Switch the ignition on or start your vehicle.
Use a key in the driver door lock cylinder to unlock your vehicle, then switch the ignition on within 12 seconds.

Note: Pressing the panic button on the remote control stops the horn and direction indicators, but will not disarm the system.

Arming the Alarm

The alarm is ready to arm when there is

not a key in the ignition. Lock your vehicle

to arm the alarm.

The direction indicators flash once after

you lock your vehicle. This indicates the

alarm is in the pre-armed mode. It fully

arms after 20 seconds.

Disarming the Alarm

Disarm the alarm by any of the following

actions:

Press the power door unlock button within the 20-second pre-armed mode.
Unlock the doors with the remote control or keyless entry keypad.

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Power Running Boards (If Equipped)

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USING POWER RUNNING BOARDS

WARNINGS

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In extreme climates, excessive ice buildup may occur, causing the running boards not to deploy. Make

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sure that the running boards have deployed, and have finished moving before attempting to step on them. The running boards will resume normal function once the blockage is cleared.

Turn off the running boards before jacking or placing any object under your vehicle. Never place your hand

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between the extended running board and your vehicle. A moving running board may cause injury.

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Note: Do not use the running boards, front and rear hinge assemblies, running board motors, or the running board underbody mounts to lift your vehicle when jacking. Always use proper jacking points.

Note: The running boards may operate more slowly in cool temperatures.

Note: The running board mechanism may trap debris such as mud, dirt, snow, ice and salt. This may cause unwanted noise. If this happens, manually set the running boards to the deployed position. Then, wash the system, in particular the front and rear hinge arms, with a high-pressure car wash wand.

Automatic Power Deploy

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The running boards automatically extend down and out when you open the door. This can help you enter and exit your vehicle.

Automatic Power Stow

When you close the doors, the running boards return to the stowed position after a two-second delay.

Manual Power Deploy

You can manually operate the running boards in the information display. See General Information (page 105).

Set the running boards in the deployed position (OUT) to access the roof.

The running boards return to the stowed position and enter automatic mode when the vehicle speed exceeds 5 mph (8 km/h).

Enabling and Disabling

You can enable and disable the power

running board feature in the information

display. See General Information (page

105).

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Power Running Boards (If Equipped)

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When disabled (OFF), the running boards move to the stowed position regardless of the door position.
When enabled (AUTO), the running boards move back to the correct positions based on the door position.

Bounce-back

The running board will reverse direction

and move to the end of travel if it

encounters an object while moving.

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Steering Wheel

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ADJUSTING THE STEERING WHEEL

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WARNING

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

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Note: Make sure that you are sitting in the correct position. See Sitting in the Correct Position (page 141).

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1.Unlock the steering column.
2.Adjust the steering wheel to the desired position.

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3. Lock the steering column.

Power Tilt and Telescope Steering

Column (If Equipped)

WARNING

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

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Note: Make sure that you are sitting in the correct position. See Sitting in the Correct Position (page 141).

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Easy Entry and Exit Feature

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The column moves to the full up and in position when you switch the ignition off. It returns to the previous setting when you switch the ignition on. You can enable or disable this feature in the information display.

AUDIO CONTROL (If Equipped)

You can operate the following functions with the control:

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

To adjust:

tilt: press the top or bottom of the control
telescope: press the front or rear of the control.

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AVolume up

B Media

C Seek up or next D Volume down

E Seek down or previous

Memory Feature

You can save and recall the steering column position with the memory function. See Memory Function (page 146).

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

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Media

Press repeatedly to scroll through available audio modes.

Seek, Next or Previous

Press the seek button to:

Tune the radio to the next or previous stored preset.
Play the next or previous track.

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Press and hold the seek button to:

Tune the radio to the next station up or down the frequency band.
Seek through a track.

VOICE CONTROL (If Equipped)

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AMute
BVoice recognition C End call

D Answer call

See SYNC™ (page 399). See MyFord Touch™ (page 438).

CRUISE CONTROL (If Equipped)

Type 1

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See Cruise Control (page 213).

Type 2

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See Cruise Control (page 213).

INFORMATION DISPLAY CONTROL

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See Information Displays (page 105).

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Pedals

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ADJUSTING THE PEDALS  The Horizontal Control

Note: Never use the controls when your feet are on the accelerator or brake pedals, especially when the vehicle is moving.

Note: Adjust the pedals only when your vehicle is in park (P).

Depending on your vehicle and equipment level, the shape and location of your power-adjustable pedal control can vary.

If your control is vertical, then it is to the left of the steering column and on the instrument panel.
If your control is horizontal, then it is on the left side of the steering column.

The Vertical Control

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A  B

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A.Farther.
B.Closer.

Both horizontal and vertical controls operate the same way:

1.Press and hold A to move the pedals away from you.
2.Press and hold B to move the pedals closer to you.

You can save and recall the pedal positions with the memory feature. See Memory Function (page 146).

A.Farther.
B.Closer.

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Wipers and Washers

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WINDSHIELD WIPERS

Note: Fully defrost the windshield before switching on the windshield wipers.

Note: Make sure you switch off the windshield wipers 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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Rotate the end of the control:

Away from you to increase the wiper speed.
Toward you to decrease the wiper speed.

AUTOWIPERS (If Equipped)

Note: Make sure you switch off the wipers before entering a car wash.

Note: Wet or winter driving conditions with ice, snow or salty road mist can cause inconsistent and unexpected wiping or smearing.

In these conditions, you can do the following to help keep your windshield clear:

Lower the sensitivity of the autowipers.
Change the wiper speed to normal or high-speed wipe as necessary.
Switch the autowipers off.

The autowipers feature uses a rain sensor, located in the area around the interior mirror. The rain sensor monitors the amount of moisture on the windshield and automatically turns on the wipers. It will adjust the wiper speed by the amount of moisture that the sensor detects on the windshield. You can switch this feature on or off in the information display. See Information Displays (page 105).

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Speed dependent wipers (if equipped)

When your vehicle speed increases, the interval between wipes decreases.

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Use the rotary control to adjust the sensitivity of the rain sensor. With low sensitivity, the wipers will operate when the sensor detects a large amount of moisture on the windshield. With high sensitivity, the wipers will operate when the sensor detects a small amount of moisture on the windshield.

Keep the outside of the windshield clean because the rain sensor is very sensitive. If the area around the interior mirror is dirty, then the wipers may turn on, for example, if dirt, mist or insects hit the windshield.

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 washers when the washer reservoir is empty. This may cause the washer pump to overheat.

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A wipe will occur a few seconds after washing to clear any remaining washer fluid. You can switch this feature on or off in the information display. See Information Displays (page 105).

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A brief press causes a single wipe without washer fluid.
A brief press and hold causes the wipers to swipe three times with washer fluid.
A long press and hold will turn on the wipers and washer fluid for up to 10 seconds.

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LIGHTING CONTROL  Headlamp Flasher

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AOff.
BParking lamps, instrument panel lamps, license plate lamps and rear lamps.

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Pull the lever toward you slightly and release it to flash the headlamps.

AUTOLAMPS (If Equipped)

CHeadlamps.

High Beams

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The autolamps switch position may not activate the headlamps in all low visibility conditions, such as daytime

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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.

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Push the lever forward to switch the high beams on.

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

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

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If equipped, the following also activate when the lighting control is in the autolamps position and you switch them on in the information display:

Configurable daytime running lamps.
Automatic high beam control.
Adaptive headlamp control.

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. See Information Displays (page 105).

Note: With the headlamps in the autolamps position, you cannot switch the high beam headlamps on until the autolamps system turns the low beam headlamps on.

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 is in the autolamps position. They turn off approximately 60 seconds after you switch the windshield wipers off.

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.

INSTRUMENT LIGHTING DIMMER

Note: You disable the manual dimmer when you adjust the setting to Auto Dimming in the information display. See Information Displays (page 105).

Note: If you disconnect the battery or it becomes discharged, the illuminated components will switch to the maximum setting.

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Press repeatedly or press and hold until you reach the desired level.

Note: If you switch autolamps and

autowipers on, the headlamps will

automatically turn on when the windshield

wipers continuously operate.

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DAYTIME RUNNING LAMPS (If

Equipped)

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

3.The transmission is not in park (P) for vehicles with automatic transmissions or the parking brake is released for vehicles with manual transmissions.
4.The lighting control is in the autolamps position.
5.The headlamps are off.

The other lighting control switch positions do not activate the daytime running lamps, and you can use them to temporarily override autolamp control.

When switched off in the information display, the daytime running lamps are off in all lighting control switch positions.

AUTOMATIC HIGH BEAM

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Type 1 – Conventional (Non-  CONTROL

Configurable)  (If Equipped)

The daytime running lamps turn on when:

1.The ignition is switched to the on position.
2.The transmission is not in park (P) for vehicles with automatic transmissions or the parking brake is released for vehicles with manual transmissions.
3.The lighting control is in the off, parking lamp or autolamps positions.
4.The headlamps are off.

Type 2 – Configurable

Switch the daytime running lamps on or off using the information display controls. See Information Displays (page 105).

The daytime running lamps turn on when:

1.They are switched on in the information display. See Information Displays (page 105).
2.The ignition is switched to the on position.

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The system automatically turns on the high beams if it is dark enough and no other traffic is present. When it detects the headlights of an approaching vehicle, the tail lamps of the preceding vehicle or street lighting, the system turns off the high beams before they distract other drivers. The low beams remain on.

Note: If it appears that automatic high beam is not functioning properly, check the windshield in front of the camera for a blockage. A clear view of the road is required for proper system operation. Make sure that authorized personnel repair any windshield damage in the area of the camera’s field of view.

Note: If the system detects a blockage such as bird droppings, bug splatter, snow or ice, and you do not observe changes, the system may go into low beam mode until you clear the blockage. A message may also appear in the information display noting the front camera is blocked.

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Note: Typical road dust, dirt and water spots do not affect the performance of the automatic high beam control. However, in cold or inclement weather conditions, you may notice a decrease in the availability of the automatic high beam control, especially at start up. If you want to change the beam state independently of the system, you may switch the high beams on or off using the lighting control switch. Automatic high beam control resumes when conditions are correct.

Note: Using much larger tires or equipping vehicle accessories such as snowplows can modify your vehicle’s ride height and degrade automatic high beam control performance.

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

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

The outside light level is low enough.
There is no traffic in front of your vehicle.
The vehicle speed is greater than 32 mph (52 km/h).

The high beams switch off if:

The system detects the headlamps of an approaching vehicle or the rear lamps vehicle in front of you.
Vehicle speed falls below 27 mph (44 km/h).
The outside light level is high enough that high beams are not required.
The system detects severe rain, snow or fog.
The camera is blocked.

Activating the System

Switch on automatic high beam control using the information display and autolamps. See Information Displays (page 105).

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Switch the lighting control to the autolamps position.

Manually Overriding the System

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

Use the information display menu to permanently deactivate the system, or switch the lighting control from autolamps to headlamps.

FRONT FOG LAMPS (If Equipped)

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Press the control to switch the fog lamps on or off.

You can switch the fog lamps on when the lighting control is in any position except Off and the high beams are not on.

DIRECTION INDICATORS

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SPOT LAMPS (If Equipped)

The spot lamps are positioned on the forward-facing side of the exterior mirrors. When the parking lamps are on due to the lighting control switch being in the parking lamps, headlamps, or autolamps position, press the buttons located above the lighting control switch to activate the left-hand or right-hand side spot lamps.

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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.

To operate the left turn signal, push the lever down until it stops and release.
To operate the right turn signal, push the lever up until it stops and release.
To manually cancel turn signal operation, push the lever again in either direction.

Lane Change

To indicate a left or right lane change:

Push the lever up/down to the first stop position and release. The turn signals will flash three times and stop.
Push the lever up/down to the first stop position and hold. The turn signals will flash for as long as the lever is held in this position.

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Once switched on, the spot lamps light the area in front of and to the side of your vehicle.

Adjust the aim of the spot lamps by moving the position of the exterior mirrors.

For manual folding mirrors, adjust the aim of the lamps by folding the exterior mirror into or away from the windows. For power-folding mirrors, use the switch located on the driver-side door. See Exterior Mirrors (page 91).

Note: The spot lamps turn off automatically when you reach a speed of 6 mph (10 km/h).

Cargo and Trailer Hookup Lamps

The cargo lamps are positioned in the central high mounted stop lamp and to either side of the cargo box.

The trailer hookup lamp is positioned on the tailgate next to the handle.

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located in the cargo box near the lamp.

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When switched on, these lamps light the cargo area of your vehicle and the trailer hitch.

Note: The cargo and trailer hookup lamps turn off automatically when you reach a speed of 3 mph (5 km/h). They also turn off automatically after 10 minutes, fading gradually to off.

Front Interior Lamps

Note: The front interior lamp switches are on the overhead console. The exact location of each switch on the overhead console depends upon which roof, sunroof, and window shade features are equipped on the vehicle.

Note: Touch switch C to switch the door function off when you open any door. When the door function is off and you open a door, the courtesy and door lamps will stay off. Touch switch C again to switch the door function back on. When the door function is on and you open a door, the courtesy and door lamps will switch on.

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A.Left-hand side map lamp switch.
B.All lamps on switch.
C.Door function switch.
D.Right-hand side map lamp

switch.

INTERIOR LAMPS

The following lamps switch on when:

You open any door.
You press a remote control button.
You touch switch A on the front interior lamp.

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A.All lamps on switch.
B.Door function switch.

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A.Left-hand side map lamp switch.
B.Right-hand side map lamp switch.

Rear Interior Lamps (If Equipped)

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You can switch the lamps on or off by pressing the button.

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You can switch the lamps on or off by pressing the button.

AMBIENT LIGHTING (If Equipped)

The ambient lighting system is adjusted with the touchscreen system. See MyFord Touch™ (page 438). See MyFord Touch™ (page 438).

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Windows and Mirrors

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POWER WINDOWS (If Equipped)

WARNINGS

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

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seriously injure themselves.

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

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children and pets are not in the proximity of the window openings.

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Restoring the One-Touch Up Function

You may lose the one-touch function if the vehicle battery is low.

To reset the function after the battery recharges:

1.Pull the switch all the way up.
2.Hold the switch until the glass stops and continue to hold for two seconds.
3.Press the switch down and operate the window to the full down position. One-touch up will now be functional.

Note: Perform one-touch up re-calibration with the door closed. Calibrating with the door open will cause the window to continuously bounce back.

Bounce-Back (If Equipped)

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

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Lift the switch to close the window.

Note: You may hear a pulsing noise when just one of the windows is open. Lower the opposite window slightly to reduce this noise.

One-Touch Up or Down (If Equipped)

Press or lift the switch fully and release it.

Press or lift it again to stop the window.

Note: The window may disable for up to five minutes if you cycle it up and down repeatedly. This helps prevent damage to the motor. Normal operation will resume once the motor cools.

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Overriding the Bounce-Back Feature

WARNING

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When you override the bounce-back feature, the window will not reverse if it detects an obstacle. Take care

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when closing the windows to avoid personal injury or damage to your vehicle.

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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 closes fully.

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Windows and Mirrors

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Window Lock (If Equipped)

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

Power Sliding Back Window (If

Equipped)

WARNINGS

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When operating the power sliding back window, you must make sure all rear seat occupants and cargo are

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not in the proximity of the back window.

Do not leave children unattended in your vehicle and do not let them play with the power sliding back window.

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They may seriously injure themselves.

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Press and hold the control to open the window. Pull and hold the control to close the window.

Accessory Delay (If Equipped)

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

EXTERIOR MIRRORS

Power Exterior Mirrors (If Equipped)

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ALeft-hand mirror.
BAdjustment control. C Right-hand mirror.

To adjust your mirrors, switch your vehicle on (with the ignition in accessory mode or the engine running) and then:

1.Select the mirror you want to adjust. The control lights.
2.Use the adjustment control to adjust the position of the mirror.
3.Press the mirror control again. The control light turns off.

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Fold-Away 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.

Telescoping Mirrors (If Equipped)

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Note: Do not stop the mirrors midway through their movement. Wait until the mirrors stop moving and press the control again.

The left-hand and right-hand mirrors move at different rates. For example, one mirror may stop while the other one continues to move. This is normal.

Moving the mirrors 10 or more times within one minute, or repeated folding and unfolding of the mirrors while holding the control down during full travel, may disable the system to protect the 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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This feature lets you extend the mirror about 3 inches (75 millimeters). It is useful when towing a trailer. You can manually pull out or push in the mirrors to the desired position.

Power-Folding Mirrors (If Equipped)

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Loose Mirror

If your power-folding mirrors are manually folded, they may not work properly even after you re-position them. You need to reset them if:

The mirrors vibrate when you drive.
The mirrors feel loose.
The mirrors do not stay in the folded or unfolded position.
One of the mirrors is not in its normal driving position.

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To fold both mirrors, switch your vehicle on (with the ignition in accessory mode or the engine running) and then:

1.Press the control.
2.Press control again to unfold the mirrors.

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To reset the power-fold feature, use the power-folding mirror control to fold and unfold the mirrors. You may hear a loud noise as you reset the power-folding mirrors. This sound is normal. Repeat this process as needed each time the mirrors are manually folded.

PowerScope™ Power Telescoping Mirrors (If Equipped)

This feature lets you position both mirrors at the same time.

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Windows and Mirrors

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To adjust your mirrors, make sure you switch your vehicle on (with the ignition in accessory mode or the engine running) and then:

1.Press and release the control. It lights.
2.Press the adjustment control to position the mirrors.
Press the left arrow to extend the mirrors out. Press the right arrow to retract the mirrors in.
Press the up or down arrow to fold the mirrors toward the window glass. Press the up or down arrow again to fold the mirrors out.

Note: Moving the mirrors 10 or more times within one minute, or repeated folding and unfolding of the mirrors while holding the control down during full travel, may disable the system to protect the 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.

Heated Exterior Mirrors (If Equipped)

See Heated Windows and Mirrors (page 139).

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Memory Mirrors (If Equipped)

You can save and recall the mirror positions through the memory function. See Memory Function (page 146).

Auto-dimming Feature (if equipped)

The driver exterior mirror automatically dims when the interior auto-dimming mirror turns on.

Direction Indicator Mirrors (If Equipped)

While the vehicle is running, the forward-facing portion of the appropriate mirror housing blinks when you switch on the direction indicator.

Puddle Lamps (If Equipped)

The lamps on the bottom part of the mirror housing light when you use your transmitter to unlock the doors or when you open a door.

Clearance Lamps (If Equipped)

The lower, outer part of the mirror housings light when you switch the headlamps or parking lamps on.

Spot Lamps (If Equipped)

The area lights are on the forward-facing portion of the mirror housing. You can switch them on and off by using the controls located on the instrument panel. See Lighting (page 83).

360-Degree Camera (If Equipped)

Each mirror includes a camera.

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Windows and Mirrors

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Integrated Blind Spot Mirror (If Equipped)

WARNING

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

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Blind spot mirrors have an integrated convex mirror built into the upper outboard corner of the exterior mirrors. They can assist you by increasing visibility along the side of your vehicle. The blind spot mirror is only on the driver exterior mirror.

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.

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C

B

A

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 approaches (A). The image transitions from the main mirror and begins to appear in the blind spot mirror as the vehicle approaches (B). The vehicle transitions to your peripheral field of view as it leaves the blind spot mirror (C).

Blind Spot Information System (If

Equipped)

See Blind Spot Information System (page 225).

INTERIOR MIRROR

WARNING

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Do not adjust the mirror when your vehicle is moving.

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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.

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Windows and Mirrors

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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

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MOONROOF (If Equipped)

WARNINGS

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Do not let children play with the moonroof or leave them unattended in the vehicle. They may seriously

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hurt themselves.

When closing the moonroof, you should verify that it is free of obstructions and make sure that

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children and pets are not in the proximity of the roof opening.

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The moonroof controls are located on the overhead console and have a one-touch open and close feature. To stop its movement during one-touch operation, press the control a second time.

Opening and Closing the Moonroof

Rotate the sun visor toward the side window and extend it rearward for extra shade.

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Illuminated Vanity Mirror (If Equipped)

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Lift the cover to switch the lamp on.

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AMoonroof open. Press and release to open the moonroof. The moonroof stops short of the fully opened position. Press and release the control again to open the moonroof fully.
BMoonroof vent. Press and release to vent the moonroof.

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CSunshade open. Press and release to open the sunshade. The sunshade opens automatically with the moonroof. You can also open the sunshade with the moonroof closed. Note: The sunshade stops short of its fully opened position for the comfort of rear passengers. To open the sunshade fully, press the control again.
DSunshade close. Press and release to close the sunshade.
EMoonroof close. Press and release to close the moonroof from either the open or vent positions.

Bounce-Back

The moonroof automatically reverses some distance if an obstacle is detected while closing.

To override this feature, press and hold the moonroof close control within two seconds after the roof comes to a stop following a bounce-back reversal.

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Instrument Cluster

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GAUGES

Type 1 and 2

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AEngine oil pressure gauge
BEngine coolant temperature gauge C Fuel gauge

D Transmission fluid temperature gauge

ESpeedometer
FInformation display See General Information (page 105). G Tachometer

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Type 3

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AEngine oil pressure gauge
BEngine coolant temperature gauge C Fuel gauge

D Transmission fluid temperature or Turbo boost (Ecoboost engine only) gauge

ESpeedometer
FInformation display See General Information (page 105). G Tachometer

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Engine Oil Pressure Gauge

Indicates engine oil pressure. The needle should stay in the normal operating range (between L and H). If the needle falls below the normal range, stop your vehicle, turn off the engine and check the engine oil level. Add oil if needed. If the oil level is correct, have your vehicle checked by an authorized dealer.

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.

Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge

WARNING

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Never remove the coolant reservoir cap while the engine is running or hot.

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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 your vehicle as soon as safely possible, switch off the engine and let the engine cool.

Fuel Gauge

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

Variations:

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.
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

A low fuel reminder triggers when the fuel gauge needle is at 1/16th or about 35 miles (56km) to empty, whichever occurs first.

Note: The low fuel warning and distance-to-empty warning can appear at different fuel gauge positions depending on fuel economy conditions. This variation is normal.

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Driving type (fuel economy

Fuel gauge position

Distance-to-empty

conditions)

Highway driving

1/16th

35 miles to 80 miles (56 km

to 129 km)

Severe duty driving (trailer

1/16th-1/4

10 miles to 35 miles (16 km

towing, extended idle)

to 56 km)

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Transmission Fluid Temperature Gauge

Indicates transmission fluid temperature. At normal operating temperature, the level indicator will be in the normal range. If the transmission fluid temperature exceeds the normal range, stop the vehicle as soon as safely possible and verify the airflow is not restricted such as snow or debris blocking airflow through the grill. Also, higher than normal operating temperature can be caused by special operation conditions (i.e. snowplowing, towing or off-road use). Refer to Special operating conditions in the scheduled maintenance information for instructions. Operating the transmission for extended periods with the gauge in the higher than normal area may cause internal transmission damage. You need to alter the severity of your driving conditions to lower the transmission temperature into the normal range. If the gauge continues to show high temperatures, see an authorized dealer.

Information Display

Odometer

Located in the bottom of the information display. Registers the accumulated distance your vehicle has traveled.

Compass

Displays the vehicle’s heading direction.

Trip Computer

See General Information (page 105).

Vehicle Settings and Personalization See General Information (page 105).

WARNING LAMPS AND INDICATORS

The following warning lamps and indicators will alert you to a vehicle condition that may become serious. Some lamps will illuminate when you start your vehicle to make sure they work. If any lamps remain on after starting your vehicle, refer to the respective system warning lamp for further information.

Note: Some warning indicators appear in the information display and function the same as a warning lamp but do not display when you start your vehicle.

Adaptive Cruise Control (If Equipped)

The speed control system

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indicator light changes color to

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Anti-Lock Braking System

If it illuminates when you are driving, this indicates a

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malfunction. You will continue to have normal braking (without Anti-lock braking system) unless the brake system warning lamp is also illuminated. Have the system checked by an authorized dealer.

Automatic High Beam (If Equipped)

Illuminates when this feature is on. See Automatic High Beam Control (page 85).

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Auto Start-stop (If Equipped)

It will illuminate to inform you

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when the engine shuts down or

in conjunction with a message.

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Battery

If it illuminates while driving, it

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indicates a malfunction. Switch off all unnecessary electrical

equipment and have the system checked by an authorized dealer immediately.

Blind Spot Monitor (If Equipped)

It will illuminate when you switch this feature off or in conjunction

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with a message. See Blind Spot

Information System (page 225).

Cruise Control (If Equipped)

Illuminates gray or green when

you switch this feature on. See

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Using Cruise Control (page

213).

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Direction Indicator

Illuminates when the left or right turn signal or the hazard warning flasher is turned on. If the

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indicators stay on or flash faster, check for a burned out bulb.

Brake System  Door Ajar

It will illuminate when you engage the parking brake with

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the ignition on.

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

WARNING

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Driving your vehicle with the warning lamp on is dangerous. A significant decrease in braking performance

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

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Check 4X4 (If Equipped)

Illuminates with the message CHECK 4X4 when a four-wheel drive fault is present. See Using

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Four-Wheel Drive (page 182).

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

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Electronic Locking Differential

Illuminates when using the electronic locking differential.

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Electric Park Brake

It will illuminate or flash when the electric parking brake has a

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malfunction. See Electric Parking Brake (page 193).

Engine Coolant Temperature

Illuminates when the engine coolant temperature is high. Stop the vehicle as soon as

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possible, switch off the engine and let cool.

See Engine Coolant Check (page 303).

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Engine Oil

If it illuminates with the engine running or when you are driving,

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this indicates a malfunction. Stop your vehicle as soon as it is safe to do so and switch the engine off. Check the engine oil level. See Engine Oil Check (page 302).

Note: Do not resume your journey if it illuminates despite the level being correct. Have the system checked by your authorized dealer immediately.

4X4 LOW

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Illuminates when four-wheel drive low is engaged.

4X4 HIGH

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Fasten Safety Belt

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It will illuminate and a chime will sound to remind you to fasten your safety belt.

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Four-Wheel Drive Indicators (If

Equipped)

Note: Some indicators will appear different depending on vehicle options.

4X2

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Illuminates momentarily when you select two-wheel drive high.

4X4 Auto

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Illuminates when the four-wheel drive system is engaged.

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Illuminates when four-wheel drive high is engaged.

Front Airbag

If it fails to illuminate when you

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by an authorized dealer.

Front Fog Lamps (If Equipped)

It will illuminate when you switch the front fog lamps on.

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High Beam

Illuminates when you switch the high beam headlamps on. It will

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flash when you use the headlamp flasher.

Hill Descent (If Equipped)

Illuminates when hill descent is switched on.

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Low Fuel Level

Illuminates when the fuel level is low or the fuel tank is nearly empty. Refuel as soon as

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possible.

Low Tire Pressure Warning

Illuminates when your tire pressure is low. If the lamp remains on with the engine

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running or when driving, check your tire pressure as soon as possible.

It will also illuminate momentarily when you switch the ignition on to confirm the lamp is functional. If it does not illuminate when you switch the ignition on, or begins to flash at any time, have the system checked by your authorized dealer.

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.

WARNING

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Under engine misfire conditions, excessive exhaust temperatures could damage the catalytic

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converter, the fuel system, interior floor coverings or other vehicle components, possibly causing a fire. Have an authorized dealer service your vehicle immediately.

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When you first switch the ignition on, before engine start, the service engine soon indicator light illuminates to check the bulb and to indicate whether your vehicle is ready for inspection maintenance testing.

Parking Lamps

It will illuminate when you switch the parking lamps on.

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Powertrain Malfunction/Reduced Power/Electronic Throttle Control

Illuminates when the system has detected a powertrain or an all-wheel drive fault. Contact an

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authorized dealer as soon as possible.

Normally, the service engine soon light will stay on until you crank the engine, and 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 your vehicle is not ready for inspection maintenance testing. See Emission Control System (page 173).

Sport Mode

Illuminates when you switch the sport mode on.

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Service Engine Soon

If the service engine soon

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indicator light stays illuminated after you start the engine, it

indicates that the On Board Diagnostics system (OBD) has detected a malfunction of your vehicle emissions control system. Refer to On board diagnostics (OBD) in the Fuel and Refueling chapter for more information about having your vehicle serviced. See Emission Control System (page 173).

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Traction and Stability Control

Illuminates when the system is active. If it remains illuminated

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