Ford 2016 ESCAPE Owner’s Manual

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owner.ford.com  ford.ca

May 2015

First Printing

Owner’s Manual

Escape

Litho in U.S.A.

2016 ESCAPE Owner’s Manual

GJ5J 19A321 AA

image3image4The 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 2015

All rights reserved.

Part Number: 20150413210952

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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  13

Export Unique Options  13

Environment

Protecting the Environment  14

Child Safety

General Information  15

Installing Child Seats  16

Booster Seats  22

Child Seat Positioning  24

Child Safety Locks  25

Driver and Passenger Airbags  36

Front Passenger Sensing System  37

Side Airbags  39

Driver Knee Airbag  40

Safety Canopy™  40

Crash Sensors and Airbag Indicator  42

Airbag Disposal  43

Keys and Remote Controls

Principle of Operation  44

General Information on Radio

Frequencies  44

Remote Control  45

Replacing a Lost Key or Remote

Control  48

MyKey™

Principle of Operation  49

Creating a MyKey  50

Clearing All MyKeys  50

Checking MyKey System Status  52

Using MyKey With Remote Start

Systems  53

MyKey Troubleshooting  53

Safety Belts

Locks

Principle of Operation……………………………..

27

Locking and Unlocking……………………………

55

Fastening the Safety Belts…………………….

28

Manual Liftgate……………………………………….

59

Safety Belt Height Adjustment………………

31

Power Liftgate…………………………………………

60

Safety Belt Warning Lamp and Indicator

Keyless Entry…………………………………………….

63

Chime……………………………………………………..

31

Safety Belt Minder…………………………………..

32

Security……………………

Child Restraint and…………………………………………SafetyBelt

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Maintenance

Passive Anti-Theft System

Personal Safety System™

Anti-Theft Alarm……………………………………..

66

Steering Wheel

Personal Safety System™……………………..

34

Supplementary Restraints

Adjusting the Steering Wheel………………..

67

Audio Control……………………………………………

67

System

Voice Control……………………………………………

68

Principle of Operation…………………………….

35

Cruise Control………………………………………….

68

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Information Display Control  69

Heated Steering Wheel  69

Wipers and Washers

Windshield Wipers  70

Autowipers  70

Windshield Washers  72

Rear Window Wiper and Washers  72

Lighting

Lighting Control  74

Autolamps  74

Instrument Lighting Dimmer  75

Headlamp Exit Delay  75

Daytime Running Lamps  76

Front Fog Lamps  76

Direction Indicators  77

Interior Lamps  77

Windows and Mirrors

Power Windows  78

Exterior Mirrors  79

Interior Mirror  81

Sun Visors  81

Moonroof  81

Hints on Controlling the Interior

Climate  103

Heated Windows and Mirrors  106

Cabin Air Filter  107

Remote Start  107

Seats

Sitting in the Correct Position  108

Head Restraints  108

Manual Seats  110

Power Seats  111

Memory Function  113

Rear Seats  114

Heated Seats  114

Rear Seat Armrest  115

Universal Garage Door

Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener  116

Auxiliary Power Points

Auxiliary Power Points  121

Storage Compartments

Center Console  123

Overhead Console  123

Instrument Cluster

Starting and Stopping the

Gauges………………………………………………………

83

Engine

Warning Lamps and Indicators…………….

85

General Information………………………………

124

Audible Warnings and Indicators………….

87

Ignition Switch………………………………………..

124

Information Displays

Keyless Starting………………………………………

124

Starting a Gasoline Engine……………………

125

General Information……………………………….

88

Engine Block Heater………………………………

128

Trip Computer…………………………………………..

91

Information Messages…………………………….

91

Fuel and Refueling

Climate Control

Safety Precautions………………………………..

130

Fuel Quality………………………………………………

131

Manual Climate Control………………………..

101

Fuel Filler Funnel Location…………………….

131

Automatic Climate Control………………….

102

Running Out of Fuel………………………………..

131

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Refueling  132

Fuel Consumption  134

Emission Control System  135

Transmission

Automatic Transmission  138

Four-Wheel Drive

Principle of Operation  141

Using Four-Wheel Drive  141

Brakes

General Information  146

Hints on Driving With Anti-Lock

Brakes  146

Parking Brake  147

Hill Start Assist  147

Eco Mode  167

Steering  168

Load Carrying

Rear Under Floor Storage  170

Luggage Covers  170

Roof Racks and Load Carriers  171

Load Limit  172

Towing

Towing a Trailer  179

Trailer Sway Control  180

Recommended Towing Weights  180

Essential Towing Checks  182

Towing Points  185

Transporting the Vehicle  186

Towing the Vehicle on Four Wheels  186

Traction Control

Principle of Operation  149

Using Traction Control  149

Stability Control

Principle of Operation  150

Using Stability Control  151

Parking Aids

Principle of Operation  152

Rear Parking Aid  152

Front Parking Aid  153

Active Park Assist  154

Rear View Camera  158

Cruise Control

Principle of Operation  161

Using Cruise Control  161

Driving Aids

Blind Spot Information System  162

Cross Traffic Alert  164

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Driving Hints

Breaking-In  188

Economical Driving  188

Driving Through Water  189

Floor Mats  189

Roadside Emergencies

Roadside Assistance  191

Hazard Warning Flashers  192

Fuel Shutoff  192

Jump Starting the Vehicle  193

Post-Crash Alert System  195

Customer Assistance

Getting the Services You Need  196

In California (U.S. Only)  197

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) Auto

Line Program (U.S. Only)  198

Utilizing the Mediation/Arbitration

Program (Canada Only)  198

Getting Assistance Outside the U.S. and

Canada  199

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Ordering Additional Owner’s

Literature  200

Reporting Safety Defects (U.S.

Only)  200

Reporting Safety Defects (Canada

Only)  201

Fuses

Fuse Specification Chart  202

Changing a Fuse  211

Maintenance

General Information  212

Opening and Closing the Hood  212

Under Hood Overview – 1.6L

EcoBoost™  214

Under Hood Overview – 2.0L

EcoBoost™  215

Under Hood Overview – 2.5L  216

Engine Oil Dipstick – 1.6L

EcoBoost™  217

Engine Oil Dipstick – 2.0L EcoBoost™/

2.5L  217

Engine Oil Check  217

Engine Coolant Check  218

Automatic Transmission Fluid

Check  221

Brake Fluid Check  221

Power Steering Fluid Check  221

Washer Fluid Check  221

Fuel Filter  222

Changing the 12V Battery  222

Checking the Wiper Blades  223

Changing the Wiper Blades  223

Adjusting the Headlamps  224

Removing a Headlamp  226

Changing a Bulb  226

Bulb Specification Chart  230

Changing the Engine Air Filter  232

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Vehicle Care

General Information  234

Cleaning Products  234

Cleaning the Exterior  234

Waxing  235

Cleaning the Engine  235

Cleaning the Windows and Wiper

Blades  236

Cleaning the Interior  236

Cleaning the Instrument Panel and

Instrument Cluster Lens  237

Cleaning Leather Seats  237

Repairing Minor Paint Damage  238

Cleaning the Alloy Wheels  238

Vehicle Storage  238

Wheels and Tires

General Information  241

Tire Care  244

Using Snow Chains  257

Tire Pressure Monitoring System  258

Changing a Road Wheel  262

Technical Specifications  266

Capacities and Specific-

ations

Engine Specifications – 1.6L

EcoBoost™  268

Engine Specifications – 2.0L

EcoBoost™  268

Engine Specifications – 2.5L  269

Motorcraft Parts – 1.6L EcoBoost™  270

Motorcraft Parts – 2.0L EcoBoost™  271

Motorcraft Parts – 2.5L  272

Vehicle Identification Number  273

Vehicle Certification Label  274

Transmission Code Designation  274

Capacities and Specifications – 1.6L

EcoBoost™  275

Capacities and Specifications – 2.0L

EcoBoost™  278

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Capacities and Specifications – 2.5L….282

Appendices

Audio System

End User License Agreement……………..

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General Information……………………………..

286

Audio…………………………………………………………Unit-VehiclesWith:AM/FM/

287

CD

Audio Unit – Vehicles With: AM/FM/CD/

SYNC……………………………………………………

289

Audio Unit – Vehicles With: AM/FM/CD/

SYNC/Satellite Radio………………………..

291

Audio Unit – Vehicles With: Premium AM/

FM/CD…………………………………………………

293

Audio Unit – Vehicles With: Sony AM/FM/

CD…………………………………………………………

295

Digital Radio…………………………………………..

298

Satellite Radio………………………………………..

301

USB Port…………………………………………………

303

Media Hub………………………………………………

303

SYNC™

General Information……………………………..

304

Using Voice Recognition………………………

306

Using SYNC™ With Your Phone………..

308

SYNC™ Applications and Services……

320

Using SYNC…………………………………………………..™WithYourMedia

325

Player

SYNC™ Troubleshooting…………………….

334

Accessories

Accessories…………………………………………….

342

Extended Service Plan

(ESP)

Extended Service Plan (ESP)……………..

344

Scheduled Maintenance

General Maintenance Information…….

346

Normal Scheduled Maintenance……….

349

Special Operating Conditions Scheduled

Maintenance……………………………………….

352

Scheduled Maintenance Record………..

355

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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 your vehicle, 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 they 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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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

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Cabin air filter

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Check fuel cap

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Child safety door lock or unlock

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Child seat lower anchor

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Child seat tether anchor

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Cruise control

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Front airbag

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Front fog lamps

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Fuel pump reset

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Fuse compartment

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Hazard warning flashers

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Heated rear window

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Heated windshield

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Do not open when hot

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Engine air filter

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Engine coolant

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Interior luggage compartment release

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Jack

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Keep out of reach of children

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Engine coolant temperature

Lighting control

Engine oil

Low tire pressure warning

Explosive gas

Maintain correct fluid level

Fan warning

Note operating instructions

Fasten safety belt

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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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 304).

Event Data Recording

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 systems. In order to properly diagnose and service your vehicle, Ford Motor Company, Ford of Canada, and service and repair

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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

How fast the vehicle was traveling; and

Where the driver was positioning the steering wheel.

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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 304).

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 304).

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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.

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.

SPECIAL NOTICES

Notice to Owners of Pickup Trucks

New Vehicle Limited Warranty

and Utility Type Vehicles

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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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You risk death or serious injury to yourself and others if you do not follow the instruction highlighted by

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

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

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 Guide carefully. Your vehicle is not a passenger car. As with other vehicles of this type, failure to operate this vehicle correctly may result in loss of vehicle control, vehicle rollover, personal injury or death.

Using Your Vehicle With a Snowplow

Do not use this vehicle for snowplowing.

Your vehicle is not equipped with a snowplowing package.

Using Your Vehicle as an Ambulance

Do not use this vehicle as an ambulance.

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

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MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT

Using mobile communications equipment is becoming increasingly important in the conduct of business and personal affairs. However, you must not compromise your own or others’ safety when using such equipment. Mobile communications can enhance personal safety and security when appropriately used, particularly in emergency situations. Safety must be paramount when using mobile communications equipment to avoid negating these benefits. Mobile communication equipment includes, but is not limited to, cellular phones, pagers, portable email devices, text messaging devices and portable two-way radios.

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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Environment

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PROTECTING THE

ENVIRONMENT

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

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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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WARNINGS

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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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Child Safety

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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 37).

INSTALLING CHILD SEATS

Child Seats

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Child Safety

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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

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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 upon which the child 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. See Step 5. 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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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.

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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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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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 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.

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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.

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 seat back and seat cushion meet (called the seat bight) and one top tether anchor located behind that seating position.

LATCH compatible child safety seats have two rigid or webbing mounted attachments that connect to the two lower anchors at the LATCH equipped seating positions in your vehicle. This type of attachment method eliminates the need to use safety belts to attach the child seat, however the safety belt can still be used to attach the child seat. For forward-facing child seats, the top tether strap must also be attached to the proper top tether anchor, if a top tether strap has been provided with your child seat.

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

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The LATCH anchors are located at the rear section of the rear seat between the cushion and seat back below the symbols as shown. Follow the child seat manufacturer’s instructions to properly install a child seat with LATCH attachments. Follow the instructions 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 (28 centimeters) 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 18 inches (46 centimeters) apart. 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.

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

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

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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

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the child safety seat and hooks to an anchoring point called the top tether anchor. Tether straps are available as an accessory for many older safety seats.

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

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

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

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

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

1.Route the child safety seat tether strap over the back of the seat. For outboard seating positions, route the tether strap under the head restraint and between the head restraint posts. For the center seating positions, route the tether strap over the top of the head restraint. If needed, the head restraints can also be removed.

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2.Locate the correct anchor on the back panel of the rear seat for the selected seating position. The anchors are labeled with the tether strap symbol and are partially covered by the gap panel. Pull the panel back to fully expose the anchors.

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3.Clip the tether strap to the anchor as shown.

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

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

(4)and less than age twelve (12), and between 40 pounds (18 kilograms) and 80 pounds (36 kilograms) and upward to 100 pounds (45 kilograms) if

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

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

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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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Types of Booster Seats

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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

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 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.

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

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

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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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Use any attachment method as indicated below by X

Combined

LATCH

LATCH

Safety belt

Safety belt

Safety belt

(lower

(lower

and top

and LATCH

only

Restraint

weight of

anchors

anchors

tether

(lower

Type

child and

and top

only)

anchor

anchors

child seat

tether

and top

anchor)

tether

anchor)

Rear facing

Up to 65 lb

X

X

child seat

(29.5 kg)

Rear facing

Over 65 lb

X

child seat

(29.5 kg)

Forward

Up to 65 lb

X

X

X

facing

(29.5 kg)

child seat

Forward

Over 65 lb

X

X

facing

(29.5 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 108).

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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.

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 your vehicle is moving. The passenger cannot

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protect the child from injury in a crash.

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.

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.

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

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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

retractor and anchor pretensioner at the front outboard seating positions

belt tension sensor at the front outboard passenger seating position

safety belt warning light and chime

crash sensors and monitoring system with readiness indicator.

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

FASTENING THE SAFETY BELTS

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

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

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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 the tongue is securely fastened in the buckle.

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When in use, the rear safety belts should be placed in the belt guides on the outboard seatbacks.

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. See the following figure.

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

Safety Belt Locking Modes

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.

BELT AND RETRACTOR ASSEMBLY MUST BE REPLACED if the safety belt assembly automatic locking

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

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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

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 or turns a corner sharply, or the vehicle receives an impact of about 5 mph

(8 km/h) or more, the combination safety belts will lock to help reduce forward movement of the driver and passengers.

In addition, the retractor 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.

When to Use the Automatic Locking Mode

This mode should be used any time a child safety seat, except a booster, is installed in passenger front or rear seating positions. Children 12 years old and under should be properly restrained in a rear seating position whenever possible. See Child Safety (page 15).

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1.Buckle the combination lap and shoulder belt.

2.Grasp the shoulder portion and pull downward until the entire belt is pulled out.

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

3.Return the seatback to its desired upright position.

For vehicles with rear seats that do not recline or are locked with the seat in its full rear recline position:

1.Grasp the safety belt webbing at the top of the seatback.

2.Pull the safety belt webbing forward, firmly.

3.After pulling the safety belt forward, allow the safety belt to feed back into the safety belt retractor as much as possible. If necessary, press the seatback down to allow the safety belt webbing to retract further.

4.The safety belt should then unlock.

5.If the safety belt does not unlock, repeat steps 1-3.

Safety Belt Extension Assembly

WARNING

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

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

How to Extract Safety Belts in the Rear Outboard Positions

Safety belts in the rear outboard positions can lock if the seatback is returned firmly to its upright position. You can unlock the safety belts using the following procedures.

For vehicles where the rear seats recline:

1.Recline the seat to its full rear recline position.

2.The safety belt should then unlock.

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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.

Use only extensions manufactured by the same supplier as the safety belt. Manufacturer identification is on a label located either at the end of the webbing 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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SAFETY BELT HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT

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

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

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To adjust the shoulder belt height, squeeze the button and slide the height adjuster up or down. Release the button and pull down on the height adjuster to make sure it is locked in place.

SAFETYBELTWARNINGLAMP AND INDICATOR CHIME

This lamp illuminates and an audible warning will sound if the driver’s safety belt has not been

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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 safety belt warning light and indicator

the ignition switch is turned to the on posi-

chime remain off.

tion…

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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.

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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.

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

The Belt-Minder feature activates, the

buckle your safety belts before your vehicle

safety belt warning light illuminates and a

reaches at least 6 mph (9.7 km/h) and 1-2

warning tone sounds for 6 seconds every

minutes elapse after you switch the ignition

25 seconds, repeating for about 5 minutes

on…

or until you and the front seat passenger

buckle your safety belts.

The safety belt for the driver or front

The Belt-Minder feature activates, the

passenger is unbuckled for about 1 minute

safety belt warning light illuminates and a

while the vehicle is traveling at least 6 mph

warning tone sounds for 6 seconds every

(9.7 km/h) and more than 1-2 minutes

25 seconds, repeating for about 5 minutes

elapse after you switch the ignition on…

or until you and the front seat passenger

buckle your safety belts.

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Deactivating and Activating the Belt-Minder Feature

WARNING

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

Read Steps 1 – 4 thoroughly before proceeding with the programming procedure.

Before following the procedure, make sure that:

The parking brake is set.

The transmission is in park (P).

The ignition is off.

The driver and front passenger safety belts are unbuckled.

1.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 five seconds before proceeding with Step 3. Once you start Step 3, you must complete the procedure within 60 seconds.

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 and 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.

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.

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 234).

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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. Do not touch them after inflation as this may result

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in serious injury.

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 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 42).

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WARNING

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recommends a minimum distance

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of at least 10 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. A properly seated occupant sits upright, leaning against the seat back, 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.

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 upon which the child seat is installed 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.

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.

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 seat back, with your feet on the floor.

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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 indicator lamp is located in the center stack of the instrument panel.

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.

A passenger takes their weight off 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.

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When the front passenger sensing system disables (will not inflate) the front passenger frontal airbag, the passenger airbag status indicator will illuminate and stay lit to remind you that the front passenger frontal airbag is disabled.

If the passenger airbag status indicator lamp indicates the passenger airbag is enabled, after the child restraint has been installed, turn the vehicle off, remove the child restraint from the vehicle and reinstall the restraint following the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions.

If the passenger airbag status indicator lamp continues to indicate the passenger airbag is enabled, the child should be properly restrained in a rear seating position.

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 not illuminate.

If a person of adult size is sitting in the front passenger seat, but the passenger airbag is disabled, it is possible that the person is not sitting properly in the seat. If this happens:

Turn the vehicle off and ask the person to place the seatback in the full upright position.

Have the person sit upright in the seat, centered on the seat cushion, with the person’s legs comfortably extended.

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Restart the vehicle and have the person remain in this position for about two minutes. This will allow the system to detect that person and enable the passenger’s frontal airbag.

If the passenger airbag status indicator lamp remains lit even after this, the person should be advised to ride in the rear seat.

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

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 status of the passenger airbag off indicator lamp is incorrect, check for the following:

Objects lodged underneath the seat.

Objects between the seat cushion and the center console.

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.

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

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

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and Airbag Indicator (page 42).

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

Check for objects that are lodged underneath the front passenger seat, or cargo interfering with the seat.

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

Pull the vehicle over.

Turn the 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 the vehicle.

Wait at least two minutes and verify that the airbag readiness lamp is no longer illuminated.

If the airbag readiness lamp 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 your authorized dealer.

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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.

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. See Crash Sensors and Airbag Indicator (page 42).

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

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

DRIVER KNEE AIRBAG

A driver’s knee airbag is located under the instrument panel. During a crash, the restraints control module may activate the driver’s knee airbag based on crash severity and occupant conditions. Under certain crash and occupant conditions, the driver’s knee airbag may deploy but the driver’s front airbag may not activate. As with front and side airbags, it is important to be properly seated and restrained to reduce the risk of death or serious injury.

Make sure the knee airbag is operating properly. See Crash

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Sensors and Airbag Indicator (page 42).

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.

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WARNINGS

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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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airbag.

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 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

· Crash sensors and monitoring system with a readiness

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indicator. See Crash Sensors and Airbag Indicator (page 42).

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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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. The restraints control module deploys (activates) the front safety belt pretensioners, driver airbag, passenger airbag, knee airbag(s), seat mounted side airbags and Safety Canopy airbags. Based on the type of crash (frontal impact or side impact), 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. 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.

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

The safety belt pretensioners and the front airbag supplemental restraint system are designed to activate when the vehicle sustains frontal deceleration sufficient to cause the restraints control module to deploy a safety device.

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 safety belt pretensioners are designed to activate in frontal, near-frontal and side crashes.

The knee airbag(s) may deploy based on crash severity and occupant conditions.

The design of the side airbags is to inflate in certain side crashes. The design of the Safety Canopy is to inflate in certain side impact crashes and when a certain likelihood of rollover is detected by the rollover sensor. Side airbags and Safety Canopy airbags may activate in other types of crashes if the vehicle experiences sufficient sideways motion or deformation.

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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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PRINCIPLE OF OPERATION

The remote control allows you to:

Remotely lock or unlock the vehicle doors.

Unlock the doors without actively using a key or remote control (intelligent access only).

Remotely open the power liftgate (if equipped).

Remotely start or stop the engine and user pre-set features (if equipped).

Arm and disarm the anti-theft system.

Activate the panic alarm.

GENERAL INFORMATION ON RADIO FREQUENCIES

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules and with Industry Canada license-exempt RSS standard(s). Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

Note: Changes or modifications not 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 ft (10 m). 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.

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Structures around the vehicle.

Other vehicles parked next to your vehicle.

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

Note: Make sure 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.

Intelligent Access (If Equipped)

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

You activate the front exterior door handle switch.

You press the luggage compartment button.

You press a button on the transmitter.

If excessive radio frequency interference is present in the area or if the transmitter battery is low, 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 45).

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REMOTE CONTROL

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Integrated Keyhead Transmitters

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

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

Intelligent Access Key (If Equipped)

Note: A three-button remote control operates similarly.

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

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

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Replacing the Battery

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

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

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

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

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3.Insert the new battery. Refer to the instructions inside the transmitter for the correct orientation of the battery. Press the battery down to make sure it is fully in the housing.

4.Snap the battery cover back onto the transmitter.

Intelligent Access Transmitter

1.Remove the backup key from the transmitter.

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1.Twist a thin coin in the slot of the transmitter near the key ring to remove the battery cover.

2.Remove the old battery.

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2.Twist a thin coin under the tab hidden behind the backup key head to remove the battery cover. Do not use the backup key to remove the cover or you could damage the intelligent access key.

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4.Insert a new battery with the + facing downward. Press the battery down to make sure it is fully in the housing.

5.Snap the battery cover back onto the transmitter and install the backup key.

Car Finder

Press the button twice within three seconds. The horn sounds

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Note: If locking was not successful or if any door or the liftgate is open, or if the hood is open on vehicles with a perimeter alarm or remote start, the horn sounds twice and the lamps do not flash.

Sounding a Panic Alarm

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

Press the button to activate the

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Remote Start (If Equipped)

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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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Vehicles with automatic climate control can be configured to operate when the vehicle is remote started. See Automatic Climate Control (page 102).

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

The remote start system does not work if:

The ignition is on.

The alarm system is triggered.

You disable the feature.

The hood is open.

The transmission is not in park (P).

The vehicle battery voltage is too low.

The service engine soon indicator was on the last time your vehicle was driven.

Remote Starting the Vehicle

Note: You must press each button within three seconds of each other. If you do not follow this sequence your vehicle does not remote start, the exterior lamps do not flash twice and the horn does not sound.

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The label on your transmitter details the starting procedure.

To remote start your vehicle:

1.Press the lock button to lock all the doors.

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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 (page 88).

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

Remote start does not turn on the power windows and does not automatically start the radio.

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

Extending the Vehicle Run Time

Repeat Steps 1 and 2 with the vehicle still running to extend the run time for another remote start duration. If the duration is set to last 10 minutes, you can extend the duration for another 10 minutes. For example, if the vehicle had been running from the first remote start for five minutes, the vehicle continues to run now for a total of 20 minutes. You can only extend the remote start once. You may be able to extend late-build vehicles successively up to 30 minutes.

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

Turning the Vehicle Off After Remote Starting

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 (page 88).

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 65).

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. These can be used to:

Create a MyKey.

Program configurable MyKey settings.

Clear all MyKey features.

When you have created 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 any MyKey.

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

Note: For vehicles with keyless start, when both a MyKey transmitter and an admin transmitter are present, the admin transmitter will be recognized by the vehicle to start the engine.

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 safety belts are not fastened.

Early low fuel warning. The low-fuel warning activates 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.

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 the 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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Vehicle speed minders. Once you select a speed, it will be shown in the display followed by an audible tone when the set 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 compensated volume (automatic volume control) feature will be disabled.

Always on setting. When this is selected you will not be able to disable the traction control system (if your vehicle is equipped with this feature).

CREATING A MYKEY

Use the information display to create a

MyKey:

1.Insert the key you want to program into the ignition. If your vehicle is equipped with a push-button start, hold the intelligent access key next to the steering column. Details on the correct fob placement and position is in another chapter. See Starting and Stopping the Engine (page 124).

2.Switch the ignition on.

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

You can also program configurable settings for the key(s). Refer to

Programming/Changing Configurable Settings.

Programming/Changing Configurable Settings

Use the information display to access your configurable MyKey settings:

1.Switch the ignition on using an admin key or fob.

2.Access the main menu on the information display controls, and select Settings, then MyKey by pressing OK or the > button.

3.Use the arrow buttons to get to a configurable feature.

4.Press OK or > to make a selection.

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

3.Access the main menu on the information display controls, and select Settings and then MyKey by pressing OK or the > button.

4.Press OK or the > button to select Create MyKey.

5.When prompted, hold the OK button until you see a message informing you to label this key as a MyKey. The key will be restricted at your vehicle’s next start.

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CLEARING ALL MYKEYS

You can clear or change your MyKey settings using the information display control on the steering wheel. See Information Displays (page 88).

Switch the ignition on using an admin key or remote control.

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To clear all MyKeys of all MyKey settings, press the left arrow button to access the main menu and scroll to:

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Clear MyKey  Press and hold the OK button until the following message

displays.

All MyKeys

Cleared

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

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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 88).

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

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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 MyKeys. 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 programmed to your vehicle.

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

{0} Admin Keys  Indicates how many admin keys are programmed to your

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

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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 position. See Starting a Gasoline Engine (page 125).

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 50).

The key or transmitter used to start your vehicle does not have admin privileges.

No MyKeys are created. See Creating a MyKey (page 50).

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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 65).

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 50).

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LOCKING AND UNLOCKING

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

Power Door Locks

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

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AUnlock

B Lock

Door Lock Indicator

An LED on the instrument panel will light when you lock the doors. It is not a functional control.

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

Intelligent access at the driver door will unlock all doors when you disable two-stage unlocking.

Locking the Doors

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

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

Note: If locking was not successful or any door or the liftgate is open, or if the hood is open on vehicles with a perimeter alarm or remote start, the horn will sound twice and the lamps will not flash.

Remote Control

Unlocking the Doors (Two-Stage Unlock)

Press the button to unlock the driver door.

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Press the button again within three seconds to unlock all doors. The turn signals will flash.

Liftgate

WARNINGS

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

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

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

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

Press twice within three seconds to:

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open, close or stop the movement of a power liftgate. See Power Liftgate (page 60).

Mechanical Key

Turn the top of the key toward the front of your vehicle once to lock all doors.

Turn the top of the key toward the rear of your vehicle once to unlock the driver door only.

Locking the Doors Individually

If the power locks fail to operate, lock the doors individually using the key in the position shown.

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Right-Hand Side

Turn counterclockwise to lock.

Opening a Rear Door from Inside

Pull the interior door release handle twice to unlock and open a rear door. The first pull unlocks the door and the second pull will unlatch the door.

Activating Intelligent Access (If

Equipped)

The intelligent access key must be within 3 feet (1 meter) of your vehicle.

At the Front Doors

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

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Touch the lock sensor area for a few seconds to lock your vehicle. To avoid inadvertently unlocking the door, make sure you only touch the lock sensor and no other area of the door handle.

Left-Hand Side

Turn clockwise to lock.

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After locking the doors with the lock sensor, there is a brief delay before you can unlock your vehicle. This delay lets you pull the handle to make sure it locked.

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

At the Liftgate

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

Smart Unlocks For Integrated Keyhead Transmitter

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

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

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

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 (If Equipped)

using the keyless entry keypad with the driver door closed

pressing the lock button on the transmitter even if the doors are not closed.

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

Smart Unlocks For Intelligent

Access Keys (If Equipped)

The autolock feature will lock all the doors when:

all doors are closed,

the ignition is on,

you shift into any gear putting your vehicle in motion, and

your vehicle attains a speed greater than 4 mph (7 km/h).

This feature helps to prevent you from

unintentionally locking your intelligent

access key inside your vehicle’s passenger

compartment or rear cargo area.

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Autounlock (If Equipped)

The autounlock feature will unlock all the doors when:

the ignition is on, all the doors are closed, and your vehicle has been in motion at a speed greater than 4 mph (7 km/h);

your vehicle comes to a stop and you switch the ignition off or to accessory; and

you open the driver door within 10 minutes of the switching the ignition off or to accessory.

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

Enabling or Disabling Autolock and Autounlock

Note: Your authorized dealer can perform this procedure, or you can do the procedure yourself.

To enable or disable these features, do the following:

Note: You will have 30 seconds to complete the procedure.

1.Switch the ignition on.

2.Press the power door unlock button three times.

3.Switch the ignition off.

4.Press the power door unlock button three times.

5.Switch the ignition on. The horn will sound indicating your vehicle is in programming mode.

Autolock: Press the power door unlock button then the lock button. The horn will sound once if disabled or twice (one short and one long) if enabled.

Autounlock: Press the power door lock button then the unlock button. The horn will sound once if disabled or twice (one short and one long) if enabled.

After programming the feature, switch the ignition off. The horn will sound once indicating programming is complete.

Note: You can enable or disable the autounlock feature independently of the autolock feature.

Illuminated Entry

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

The illuminated entry system will turn off the lights if:

you start your vehicle,

you press the remote control lock button, or

after 25 seconds of illumination. The lights will not turn off if:

you turn them on with the lamp control, or

any door is open.

Illuminated Exit

The interior lamps and select exterior lamps will illuminate when all doors are closed and you switch the ignition off.

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

25 seconds elapse, or

you lock your vehicle from the outside.

Battery Saver

If you leave the courtesy lamps or dome lamps on and switch the ignition off, the battery saver shuts them off after some time.

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Accessory Mode Battery Saver for

Opening the Liftgate

Intelligent Access Keys (If Equipped)

Manually

If you leave the ignition on after leaving

your vehicle, it will shut off 15 minutes after

you close all of the doors.

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MANUAL LIFTGATE

WARNINGS

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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. Failure to follow this warning could result in serious personal injury or death.

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

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

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

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

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

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

With the Remote Control

Press the button twice within three seconds.

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Closing the Liftgate

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A handle is located inside the liftgate to help with closing.

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POWER LIFTGATE (If Equipped)

WARNINGS

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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. Make sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and properly using a safety belt. Failure to follow this warning could result in serious personal injury or death.

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

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

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

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liftgate. You should supervise the operation of the power liftgate at all times.

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Note: Make sure that you close the liftgate before operating or moving your vehicle, especially in an enclosure, like a garage or a parking structure. This could damage the liftgate and its components.

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

The liftgate only operates with the transmission in park (P).

Three warning tones sound once as the liftgate begins to power close. Five short chimes indicate a problem with the open or close request, caused by:

The ignition is on and the transmission is not in park (P).

The battery voltage is below the minimum operating voltage.

The vehicle speed is at or above 1 mph (1 km/h).

If the liftgate starts to close after it has fully opened, this indicates there may be excessive weight on the liftgate or a possible gas strut failure. A repetitive chime sounds and the liftgate closes under control. Remove any excessive weight from the liftgate. If the liftgate continues to close after opening, have the system checked by an authorized dealer.

Opening and Closing the Liftgate

WARNING

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

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

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

From the Instrument Panel

Press the button on the instrument panel near the

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With the Remote Control

Press the button twice within three seconds.

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With the Outside Control Button Opening the Liftgate

1.Unlock the liftgate with the remote control or power door unlock control. If an intelligent access key is within 3 ft (1 m) of the liftgate, the liftgate unlocks when you press the liftgate release button.

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

Note: Allow the system to open the liftgate. Manually pushing or pulling the liftgate may turn on obstacle detection and stop the power operation or reverse its direction. Manually interfering with the liftgate motion may also replicate a gas strut failure.

Closing the Liftgate

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Press and release the liftgate control button.

Stopping the Liftgate Movement

You can stop the liftgate movement by doing any of the following:

Pressing the liftgate control button.

Pressing the liftgate button on the remote control twice.

Pressing the liftgate button on the instrument panel.

Activating the obstacle detection feature.

Moving your foot under and away from the center rear bumper in a single-kick motion.*

*This method only works for vehicles with the hands-free liftgate feature.

Setting the Liftgate Open Height

1.Open the liftgate.

2.Stop the liftgate by pressing the control button on the liftgate when it reaches the desired height.

Note: When the liftgate has stopped moving, you can also manually move it to the desired height.

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3.Press and hold the liftgate control button on the liftgate until a tone sounds, indicating programming is complete.

Note: You can only use the liftgate control button to program the height.

Note: You cannot program the height if the liftgate position is too low.

The new open liftgate height is recalled when the power liftgate is opened. To change the programmed height, repeat the above procedure. Once you open the power liftgate, you can manually move it to a different height. You can fully open the liftgate by manually pushing it upward to the maximum open position.

Note: The system recalls the new programmed height, even if you disconnect the battery.

Obstacle Detection

When Closing

The system stops when it detects an obstacle. Two short tones sound and the system reverses to open. When you remove the obstacle, you can power close the liftgate.

Note: Entering your vehicle while the liftgate is closing can cause your vehicle to bounce and activate obstacle detection. To prevent this, let the power liftgate close completely before you enter your vehicle. Before driving off, check the instrument cluster for a liftgate or door ajar message or warning indicator. Failure to do this could result in unintentionally leaving the liftgate open while driving.

When Opening

The system stops when it detects an obstacle and two short tones sound. When you remove the obstacle, you can continue to operate the liftgate.

Hands-Free Feature (If Equipped)

Make sure you have an intelligent access transmitter within 3 ft (1 m) of the liftgate.

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1.Move your foot under and away from the rear bumper detection area in a single-kick motion. Do not move your foot sideways or the sensors may not detect the motion.

2.The liftgate powers open or close.

Note: Allow the power system to open the liftgate. Manually pushing or pulling the liftgate may activate the system’s obstacle detection feature and stop the power operation or reverse its direction. Manually interfering with the liftgate motion may also replicate a gas strut failure.

Note: Splashing water may cause the hands-free liftgate to open. Keep the intelligent access key away from the rear bumper detection area when washing your vehicle.

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KEYLESS ENTRY (If Equipped)

SECURICODE™ KEYLESS ENTRY KEYPAD

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

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

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 1.

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

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

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You can use the keypad to:

lock or unlock the doors

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:

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press 3·4 to save personal code 2

press 5·6 to save personal code 3

press 7·8 to save personal code 4

press 9·0 to save personal code 5.

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

Anti-Scan Feature

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

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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 will illuminate.

Note: All doors will unlock if the two-stage unlocking feature is disabled. See Locking and Unlocking (page 55).

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

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 is designed to help prevent the engine from being started unless a coded key programmed to your vehicle is used. 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, a malfunction has happened and a message may appear in the information display.

Automatic Arming

The vehicle arms immediately after you switch the ignition off.

Automatic Disarming

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

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Replacement Keys

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

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

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

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

Store an extra programmed key away from the vehicle in a safe place to help prevent any inconveniences. See your 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 will program 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.

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

Read and understand the entire procedure before you begin.

1.Insert the first previously programmed coded key into the ignition.

2.Switch the ignition from off to on. Keep the ignition on for at least three seconds, but no more than 10 seconds.

3.Switch the ignition off and remove the first coded key from the ignition.

4.After three seconds but within 10 seconds of switching the ignition off, insert the second previously coded key into the ignition.

5.Switch the ignition from off to on. Keep the ignition on for at least three seconds, but no more than 10 seconds.

6.Switch the ignition off and remove the second previously programmed coded key from the ignition.

7.After three seconds but within 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.

9.Remove the newly programmed coded key from the ignition.

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

If programming was not successful, wait 10 seconds and repeat Steps 1 through 8. If you are still unsuccessful, take your vehicle to your authorized dealer.

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Programming a Spare Intelligent Access Key

See your authorized dealer to have additional keys programmed to your vehicle.

ANTI-THEFT ALARM (If Equipped)

The system will warn you of an unauthorized entry to your vehicle. It will be triggered if any door, the luggage compartment or the hood is opened without using the key, remote control or keyless entry keypad.

The direction indicators will flash and the horn will sound if unauthorized entry is attempted while the alarm is armed.

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

Arming the Alarm

The alarm is ready to arm when there is not a key in the ignition. Electronically lock the vehicle to arm the alarm.

The message indicator flashes when theft protection is active.

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Disarming the Alarm

Disarm the alarm by any of the following actions:

Unlock the doors or luggage compartment with the remote control or keyless entry keypad.

Switch the ignition on or start the vehicle.

Use a key in the driver’s door to unlock the vehicle, then switch the ignition on within 12 seconds.

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

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ADJUSTING THE STEERING WHEEL

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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 108).

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AUDIO CONTROL (If Equipped)

Select the required source on the audio unit.

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1.Unlock the steering column.

2.Adjust the steering wheel to the desired position.

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You can operate the following functions

VOICE CONTROL (If Equipped)

with the control:

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A

D

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AVolume up.

BSeek up, next or end call. C Volume down.
DSeek down, previous or accept call.

Seek, Next or Previous

Press the seek button to:

Tune the radio to the next or previous stored preset.

Play the next or the previous track. Press and hold the seek button to:

Tune the radio to the next station up or down the frequency band.

Seek through a track.

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INFORMATION DISPLAY

CONTROL

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See Information Displays (page 88).

HEATED STEERING WHEEL (If

Equipped)

Press the button to switch the heated

steering wheel on and off.

Note: You can locate the heated steering wheel control under the climate controls.

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Wipers and Washers

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WINDSHIELD WIPERS  Intermittent Wipe

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Note: Fully defrost the windshield before you switch the windshield wipers on.

Note: Make sure you switch the windshield wipers and vehicle power off before using an automatic car wash.

Note: If streaks or smears appear on the windshield, clean the windshield and the wiper blades. See Checking the Wiper Blades (page 223). If that does not resolve the issue, install new wiper blades. See Changing the Wiper Blades (page 223).

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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AShort-wipe interval. B Intermittent wipe. C Long-wipe interval.

Push the wiper lever up to switch the wipers on, and then use the rotary control to adjust the intermittent wipe interval.

Speed Dependent Wipers (If Equipped)

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

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ASingle wipe.

BIntermittent wipe. C Normal wipe.

D High-speed wipe.

Note: Move to position O marked on the wiper lever to switch off.

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AUTOWIPERS (If Equipped)

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

Note: Check your wipers before you enter a car wash to make sure you switched them off.

The autowipers feature uses a rain sensor. You can find it 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 adjusts the wiper speed by the amount of moisture that the sensor detects on the windshield.

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AHighest sensitivity. B On.

C Lowest sensitivity.

Switch the autowipers on by moving the wiper lever up to the first position.

Switch the autowipers off by moving the wiper lever down.

Use the rotary control to adjust the sensitivity of the rain sensor:

Rotate the control down to low sensitivity, and the wipers turn on when the rain sensor detects a large amount of moisture on the windshield.
When you move the wiper lever up to the first position and the autowiper system is on, the autowiper sensitivity setting adjusts the wiper speed according to the moisture on the windshield only.

When you lower the sensitivity, the wipers remain in their ready position only. They do not wipe the windshield automatically unless the sensor detects moisture.

Move the wiper lever position up to the second position to wipe the windshield on-demand.

Rotate the control up to high sensitivity, and the wipers turn on when the rain sensor detects a small amount of moisture on the windshield.
When you set the wiper control to a higher sensitivity, the wipers wipe the windshield once.

Remember to move the wiper lever position up to the second position to wipe the windshield on-demand.

The autowipers feature is active and ready when the wiper lever is in the first position and selected in the information display.

You can change the autowipers feature to intermittent wipers through the information display. See (page 88).

Note: Check your wiper function in the information display. See (page 88). The autowipers feature functions only when you select the menu choice in the information display and you move the wiper lever up to the first position. The autowipers feature then remains on in the information display menu until you change it to intermittent wipe.

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Wipers and Washers

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Note: If you switch autolamps on in conjunction with autowipers, your low beam headlamps turn on automatically when the rain sensor activates the windshield wipers continuously. See Autolamps (page 74).

Keep the outside of the windshield clean. The rain sensor is very sensitive. If the area around the mirror is dirty, then the wipers may operate if dirt, mist or insects hit the windshield.

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 to reduce the amount of smearing.

Switch to normal or high-speed wipe by moving the wiper lever up.

Switch the autowipers off and switch intermittent mode on through the information display. See (page 88).

Switch the autowipers off by moving the wiper lever down.

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. See Changing the Wiper Blades (page 223).

WINDSHIELD WASHERS

Note: Do not operate the washers when the washer reservoir is empty. This may cause the washer pump to overheat.

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To operate the washers and spray the windshield, pull the lever toward you. When you release the lever, the wipers will operate for a short time.

REAR WINDOW WIPER AND WASHERS

Rear Window Wiper

Note: Make sure you switch the rear window wiper and ignition off before using an automatic car wash.

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AIntermittent wipe. B Low speed wipe. C Off.

Press the top of the button to switch

intermittent wipe on. Press the top of the

button again to switch low speed wipe on.

Press the bottom of the button to switch

the rear window wiper off.

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When you switch on the front wipers and move the gearshift lever to reverse (R), rear intermittent wipe automatically turns on.

Rear Window Washer

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Push the lever away from you to operate the rear window washer. When you release the lever, wiping continues for a short period of time.

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LIGHTING CONTROL  Headlamp Flasher

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AOff

BParking lamps, instrument panel lamps, license plate lamps and tail lamps

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 88).

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:

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 88).

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.

During a mist wipe.

When the wipers are on to clear washer fluid during a wash condition.

If the wipers are in intermittent mode.

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

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HEADLAMP EXIT DELAY

After you switch the ignition off, you can switch the headlamps on by pulling the direction indicator lever toward you. You will hear a short tone. The headlamps will switch off automatically after three minutes with any door open or 30 seconds after the last door has been closed. You can cancel this feature by pulling the direction indicator toward you again or switching the ignition on.

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DAYTIME RUNNING LAMPS (If

Equipped)

WARNING

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The daytime running lamps system does not activate the rear lamps and may not provide adequate lighting

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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.

Type 1 – Conventional (Non-Configurable)

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FRONT FOG LAMPS

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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 88).

The daytime running lamps turn on when:

1.They are switched on in the information display. See Information Displays (page 88).

2.The ignition is switched to the on position.

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Press the button 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.

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DIRECTION INDICATORS  Rear Interior Lamp (If Equipped)

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Push the lever up or down to use the direction indicators.

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

INTERIOR LAMPS

The lamps will switch on when:

You open any door.

You press a remote control button.

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Front Interior Lamp

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A.Left-hand lamp.

B.Right-hand lamp.

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Windows and Mirrors

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POWER WINDOWS

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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One-Touch Up (If Equipped)

Lift the control fully and release it. Press or lift it again to stop the window.

Window Lock

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Press the control to open the window.

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Press the control to lock or unlock the rear window controls. It lights when the rear window controls lock.

Bounce-Back (If Equipped)

The window stops automatically while closing. It reverses some distance if there is an obstacle in the way.

Lift the control 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 Down (If Equipped)

Press the control fully and release it. Press again or lift it to stop the window.

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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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Proceed as follows to override this protection feature when there is a resistance, for example in winter:

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1.Close the window twice until it reaches the point of resistance and let it reverse.

2.Close the window a third time to the point of resistance. You disabled the bounce-back feature and you can now close the window manually. The window travels past the point of resistance and you can close it fully.

Contact an authorized dealer as soon as possible if the window does not close after the third attempt.

Resetting the Bounce-Back Feature

WARNING

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Accessory Delay (If Equipped)

You can use the window controls for several minutes after switching off the ignition or until opening either front door.

EXTERIOR MIRRORS

Power Exterior Mirrors

WARNING

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Do not adjust the mirrors when your vehicle is moving.

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The bounce-back feature remains turned off until you reset the memory.

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If you have disconnected the battery, you must reset the bounce-back memory separately for each window.

1.Lift and hold the control until the window is fully closed.

2.Release the control.

3.Lift and hold the control again for a few seconds.

4.Release the control.

5.Lift and hold the control again for a few seconds.

6.Release the control.

7.Press and hold the control until the window is fully open.

8.Lift and hold the control until the window is fully closed.

9.Release the control.

10.Open the window and then try to close it automatically.

11.Repeat the procedure if the window does not close automatically.

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C

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ALeft-hand mirror

BOff

CRight-hand mirror

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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.

Heated Exterior Mirrors (If Equipped)

See Heated Windows and Mirrors (page 106).

Memory Mirrors (If Equipped)

You can save and recall the mirror positions through the memory function. See Memory Function (page 113).

Integrated Blind Spot Mirrors (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 are designed to increase your visibility along the side of your vehicle.

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

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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 will transition from the main mirror and begin to appear in the blind spot mirror as the vehicle approaches (B). The vehicle will transition to your peripheral field of view as it leaves the blind spot mirror (C).

Blind Spot Monitor (If Equipped)

See Blind Spot Information System

(page 162).

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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)

SUN VISORS

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

Illuminated Vanity 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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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.

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Lift the cover to switch the lamp on.

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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Windows and Mirrors

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WARNINGS

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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 and sunscreen controls are located on the overhead console.

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

Opening and Closing the Sunscreen

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Press and release the rear of the control to open the moonroof. If it is closed, the sunscreen will automatically open before the moonroof opens. The moonroof will stop short of the fully opened position.

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

Press and release the front of the control to close the moonroof.

Bounce-Back

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

Press and hold the front of the control within two seconds of a bounce-back event to override this function. While bounce-back is active, the closing force increases for each of the next three times that you close the moonroof.

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Press and release the rear of the control to open the sunscreen.

Press and release the front of the control to close the sunscreen. If it is open, the moonroof will automatically close before the sunscreen closes.

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Venting the Moonroof

Press and release the front of the control to vent the moonroof. Press and release the rear of the control to close the moonroof.

Note: When you vent the moonroof it will rise to 1.57 in (4 cm) and then lower slightly. This is normal. You cannot stop the moonroof in the higher position.

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GAUGES

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AInformation display B Speedometer

C Engine coolant temperature gauge D Fuel gauge

E Tachometer

Information Display

Compass (If Equipped)

Displays the vehicle’s heading direction.

To calibrate and set the compass zone use the information display menu. See Information Displays (page 88).

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Use the diagram to determine your magnetic zone.

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Fuel Gauge

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4

5

Note: The fuel gauge level may vary slightly

15when your vehicle is moving or when driving on a slope.

14Switch the ignition on. The fuel gauge will

13indicate approximately how much fuel is in the fuel tank. The arrow next to the fuel

12pump symbol shows the fuel filler door side of your vehicle.

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The needle will move toward full when you refuel your vehicle. If the needle still points to empty after adding fuel, have your vehicle repaired.

Odometer

Located in the bottom of the information display, it registers the accumulated distance your vehicle has traveled.

Outside Air Temperature Shows the outside air temperature.

Trip Computer

See Trip Computer (page 91).

Vehicle Settings and Personalization See (page 88).

Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge

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After refueling the needle may not always return to exactly the same position. This is normal.

Note: It may take a short time for the needle to reach full after refueling and driving. This is normal and may be due to the slope of pavement at the service station.

Note: The fuel pumped into the tank may differ slightly from the fuel gauge. This is normal and may be due to the slope of pavement at the service station.

Note: If the service station nozzle shuts off before the tank is full, complete refueling at a different pump.

Low Fuel Level Reminder Vehicles with Trip Computer

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

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At normal operating temperature, the needle will remain in the center section.

Note: Do not restart the engine until the cause of overheating has been resolved.

If the needle enters the red section, the engine is overheating. Stop the engine, switch the ignition off and determine the cause once the engine has cooled down. See Engine Coolant Check (page 218).

A low fuel level reminder displays and sounds when the distance to empty reaches 75 mi (120 km) to empty for MyKey, and at 50 mi (80 km), 25 mi

(40 km), 10 mi (20 km) and 0 mi (0 km) for all vehicle keys.

Vehicles without Trip Computer

A low fuel level reminder displays and sounds when the fuel gauge needle is at 1/16th.

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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.

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.

Airbag – Front

If it fails to illuminate when you

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by your authorized dealer.

Anti-Lock Braking System

Blind Spot Monitor (If Equipped)

It will illuminate when you switch

this feature off or in conjunction

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Information System (page 162). See Information Messages (page 91).

Brake System

It will illuminate when you engage the parking brake with the ignition on.

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

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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If it illuminates when you are driving, this indicates a

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

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 your authorized dealer immediately.

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Cruise Control (If Equipped)

It will illuminate when you switch

this feature on. See Using

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Cruise Control (page 161).

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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. See Changing a Bulb (page 226).

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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 217).

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

Fasten Safety Belt

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

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Belt Minder (page 32).

Fog Lamps – Front (If Equipped)

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

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Low Fuel Level

It will illuminate 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

It will illuminate when your tire pressure is low. If the lamp

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remains on with the engine 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.

Parking Lamps

It will illuminate when you switch the parking lamps on.

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High Beam  Service Engine Soon

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

will flash when you use the headlamp flasher.

Information (If Equipped)

It will illuminate when a new message is stored in the

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information display. It will be red or amber in color depending on the severity of the message and will remain on until the cause of the message has been rectified. See Information Messages (page 91).

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If the service engine soon

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indicator light stays illuminated after the engine is started, it

indicates that the On-Board Diagnostics (OBD-II) system has detected a malfunction of the vehicle emissions control system. Refer to On-Board Diagnostics (OBD-II) in the Fuel and Refueling chapter for more information about having your vehicle serviced. See Emission Control System (page 135).

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.

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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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The service engine soon indicator light illuminates when the ignition is first turned on prior to engine start to check the bulb and to indicate whether the vehicle is ready for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) testing.

Normally, the service engine soon light will stay on until the engine is cranked, then turn itself off if no malfunctions are present. However, if after 15 seconds the service engine soon light blinks eight times, it means that the vehicle is not ready for I/M testing. See Emission Control System (page 135).

Traction and Stability Control

It will flash when the system is active. If it remains illuminated

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AUDIBLE WARNINGS AND INDICATORS

Key in Ignition Warning Chime

Sounds when you open the driver’s door and you have left the key in the ignition.

Engine On Warning Chime

A warning chime will sound when any door is opened if the vehicle exceeds a relatively low speed.

Keyless Warning Alert (If Equipped)

Sounds the horn twice when you exit the vehicle and the keyless vehicle is in RUN, indicating the vehicle is still on.

Headlamps On Warning Chime

Sounds when you remove the key from the ignition and open the driver’s door and you have left the headlamps or parking lamps on.

Parking Brake On Warning Chime

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

Traction and Stability Control Off

It will illuminate when you switch the system off. It will go out when you switch the system

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Automatic Transmission Warning Chime

Sounds when you have not moved the transmission selector lever to position P. A message will be shown in the display.

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GENERAL INFORMATION

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 handheld device while driving and encourage the use of voice-operated systems when possible. Make sure you are aware of all applicable local laws that may affect the use of electronic devices while driving.

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

Corresponding information is displayed in the information display.

Information Display Controls

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

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

Press the left arrow button to exit a menu.

Press and hold the left arrow button at any time to return to the main menu display (escape button).

Press the OK button to choose and confirm settings or messages. The OK button may also be used to reset some Trip values.

Menu Structure – Information Display

All Vehicles

You can access the menu using the information display control.

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

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Information Displays

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Trip 1 and 21

Distance to E

Trip Odometer

Trip Timer

Inst Fuel Econ

Average Fuel

Ford EcoMode

2

Anticipation

Speed

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1See Trip Computer (page 91).
2See Eco Mode (page 167).

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Information

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Settings

Driver Assist

Traction Ctrl

On or Off

Blind spot

On or Off

Cross traffic alert

On or Off

Lighting

Rain Light

On or Off

Dimming

Auto or Manual

Hdlamp delay

Manual or xx Seconds

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Settings

Daytime Running

On or Off

Light

Display

Navigation info

On or Off

Language

Choose your applicable setting

Distance

Choose your applicable setting

Temperature

Choose your applicable setting

Chimes

Park Slot

On or Off

Convenience

Auto engine off

On or Off

Compass

Display

On or Off

Remote Start

Climate Control

Heater – A/C / Auto or

Last Settings

Front Defrost / Auto or Off

Rear Defrost / Auto or Off

Duration

(5, 10 or 15 minutes)

Quiet Start

On/Off

Restore Default

System

On or Off

MyKey

Create MyKey

Hold OK to Create MyKey

Traction Ctrl

Always On or User Selectable

Max Speed

80 MPH (130 km/h) or Off

Speed Warning

45 mph (75 km/h), 55 mph (90 km/h), 65 mph

(105 km/h) or Off

Volume Limiter

On or Off

Clear MyKeys

Hold OK to Clear All MyKeys

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System Check

All active warnings will display first if applicable. The system check menu may appear different based upon equipment options and current vehicle status. Use the up/down arrow buttons to scroll through the list.

TRIP COMPUTER

Resetting the Trip Computer

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

Distance to E

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

Trip Odometer

Registers the distance traveled of individual journeys.

Trip Timer

Registers the time of individual journeys.

Instantaneous Fuel

Shows your instantaneous fuel usage.

Average Fuel

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

Digital Speedo

All Value

Indicates all the respective remaining fuel, distance, time and average fuel information.

INFORMATION MESSAGES

Note: Depending on your vehicle options and instrument cluster type, not all of the messages display or are available.

Additionally, the information display may abbreviate or shorten certain messages.

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Press the OK button to acknowledge and remove some messages from the information display. The information display automatically removes other messages after a short time.

You need to confirm certain messages before you can access the menus.

Message indicator (If Equipped)

Shows a digital display of your vehicle speed.

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The message indicator illuminates to supplement some messages. It is red or amber

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depending on the severity of the message and remains on until you or your authorized dealer have fixed the vehicle concern.

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Information Displays

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A system specific symbol with a message

messages.

indicator may supplement some

Airbag

Message

Message

Action

Indicator

Airbag fault Service now

Amber

Displays when the system requires service due

to a malfunction. Contact your authorized

dealer.

Alarm

Message

Message

Action

Indicator

Alarm activated Check

Amber

Displays when the alarm has been triggered

Vehicle

due to unauthorized entry. See Anti-Theft

Alarm (page 66).

Alarm fault Service

Displays when the system requires service due

required

to a malfunction. Contact your authorized

dealer.

Automatic Engine Shutdown

Message

Message

Action

Indicator

Engine Shuts Off For

Displays when the engine has shut off to help

Fuel Economy

increase fuel economy.

Engine Shuts Off in XX

Displays when the engine is getting ready to

Seconds OK to Override

shut off. You can press OK on the left steering

wheel button to override the shut down.

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Information Displays

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Battery and Charging System

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Message

Message

Action

Indicator

Electrical system over-

Red

Stop your vehicle as soon as it is safe to do so

voltage Stop safely

and switch off the ignition. Contact your

authorized dealer.

Battery low See manual

Amber

Displays to warn of a low battery condition.

Turn off all unneeded electrical accessories.

Contact your authorized dealer.

Blind Spot Information and Cross Traffic Alert System

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Message

Message

Action

Indicator

BLIS Low visibility See

Amber

Displayed when the blind spot information

manual

system and cross traffic alert system sensors

are blocked. See Blind Spot Information

System (page 162).

BLIS: X sensor fault

Amber

Displayed when a fault with the system has

Service required

occurred. Contact your authorized dealer as

soon as possible.

BLIS not available Trailer

Amber

Displayed when the system is not available due

attached

to trailer use. See Blind Spot Information

System (page 162).

Cross Traffic Vehicle

Amber

Displayed when the system detects a vehicle.

coming from X

See Blind Spot Information System (page

162).

Cross Traffic Sensor

Amber

Displayed when the blind spot information

blocked See manual

system and cross traffic alert system sensors

are blocked. See Blind Spot Information

System (page 162).

Cross Traffic fault

Amber

Displays when the system requires service due

Service required

to a malfunction. Contact your authorized

dealer.

Cross Traffic disabled

Displayed when the system is not available due

Trailer attached

to trailer use. See Blind Spot Information

System (page 162).

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Information Displays

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Doors

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Message

Message

Action

Indicator

X door open

Red

Displays when the door(s) listed is not

completely closed and the vehicle is moving.

Displays when the door(s) listed is not

completely closed.

Liftgate ajar

Red