Ford 2017 Explorer Owner Manual

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2017EXPLORER

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owner.ford.com  ford.ca

Owner’s Manual

February 2017

Third Printing

Owner’s Manual

Explorer

Litho in U.S.A.

HL2J 19A321 AC

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 2017

All rights reserved.

Part Number: 201701 20170113175906

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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  12

Special Notices  12

Mobile Communications

Equipment  13

Export Unique Options  14

Environment

Protecting the Environment  15

Child Safety

General Information  16

Child Seats  17

Installing Child Restraints  18

Booster Seats  26

Child Restraint Positioning  28

Child Safety Locks  30

Seatbelts

Principle of Operation  32

Fastening the Seatbelts  33

Seatbelt Height Adjustment  36

Seatbelt Warning Lamp and Indicator

Chime  36

Seatbelt Reminder  37

Child Restraint and Seatbelt

Maintenance  39

Seatbelt Extension  39

Personal Safety System™

Personal Safety System™  40

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Supplementary Restraints

System

Principle of Operation  41

Driver and Passenger Airbags  42

Front Passenger Sensing System  43

Side Airbags  45

Passenger Knee Airbag  46

Safety Canopy™  46

Crash Sensors and Airbag Indicator  47

Airbag Disposal  48

Keys and Remote Controls

Principle of Operation  49

General Information on Radio

Frequencies  49

Remote Control  50

Replacing a Lost Key or Remote

Control  54

MyKey™

Principle of Operation  55

Creating a MyKey  56

Clearing All MyKeys  57

Checking MyKey System Status  57

Using MyKey With Remote Start

Systems  58

MyKey Troubleshooting  58

Doors and Locks

Locking and Unlocking  60

Manual Liftgate  63

Power Liftgate  64

Keyless Entry  67

Security

Passive Anti-Theft System  69

Anti-Theft Alarm  70

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Steering Wheel

Adjusting the Steering Wheel – Vehicles

With: Power Adjustable Steering

Column  71

Adjusting the Steering Wheel – Vehicles

With: Manual Adjustable Steering

Column  72

Audio Control  72

Voice Control  73

Cruise Control  73

Information Display Control  74

Heated Steering Wheel  74

Pedals

Adjusting the Pedals  75

Wipers and Washers

Windshield Wipers  76

Autowipers  76

Windshield Washers  77

Rear Window Wiper and Washers  77

Lighting

General Information  78

Lighting Control  78

Autolamps  79

Instrument Lighting Dimmer  80

Headlamp Exit Delay  80

Daytime Running Lamps  80

Automatic High Beam Control  81

Front Fog Lamps  82

Direction Indicators  82

Interior Lamps  82

Ambient Lighting  84

Sun Visors  89

Moonroof  89

Instrument Cluster

Gauges  91

Warning Lamps and Indicators  94

Audible Warnings and Indicators  98

Information Displays

General Information  99

Information Messages  113

Climate Control

Manual Climate Control  127

Automatic Climate Control – Vehicles

With: Premium AM/FM/CD  128

Automatic Climate Control – Vehicles

With: Sony AM/FM/CD  130

Hints on Controlling the Interior

Climate  132

Rear Passenger Climate Controls  135

Heated Windows and Mirrors  136

Cabin Air Filter  136

Remote Start  136

Seats

Sitting in the Correct Position  138

Head Restraints  138

Manual Seats  141

Power Seats  142

Memory Function  144

Rear Seats  145

Heated Seats  152

Climate Controlled Seats  153

Windows and Mirrors

Universal Garage Door

Power Windows………………………………………

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Opener

Global Opening……………………………………….

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Universal Garage Door Opener……………

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Exterior Mirrors…………………………………………

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Interior Mirror……………………………………………

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Auxiliary Power Points

Auxiliary Power Points  160

Storage Compartments

Center Console  162

Overhead Console  162

Starting and Stopping the

Engine

General Information  163

Ignition Switch  163

Keyless Starting  163

Starting a Gasoline Engine  164

Engine Block Heater  167

Fuel and Refueling

Safety Precautions  169

Fuel Quality – Gasoline  170

Fuel Quality – E85  170

Fuel Filler Funnel Location  171

Running Out of Fuel  171

Refueling  173

Fuel Consumption  175

Emission Control System  176

Transmission

Automatic Transmission  179

Four-Wheel Drive

Principle of Operation  183

Using Four-Wheel Drive  183

Brakes

General Information  188

Hints on Driving With Anti-Lock

Brakes  188

Parking Brake  189

Hill Start Assist  189

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Traction Control

Principle of Operation  191

Using Traction Control  191

Stability Control

Principle of Operation  192

Using Stability Control  193

Terrain Control

Using Terrain Control  194

Using Hill Descent Control  195

Parking Aids

Principle of Operation  197

Rear Parking Aid  197

Front Parking Aid  198

Side Sensing System  199

Active Park Assist  201

Rear View Camera  207

180 Degree Camera  210

Cruise Control

Principle of Operation  211

Using Cruise Control  211

Using Adaptive Cruise Control  212

Driving Aids

Driver Alert  218

Lane Keeping System  219

Blind Spot Information System  223

Cross Traffic Alert  225

Steering  228

Pre-Collision Assist  229

Load Carrying

Rear Under Floor Storage  232

Cargo Nets  232

Luggage Covers  233

Roof Racks and Load Carriers  233

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Load Limit  234

Towing

Towing a Trailer  240

Trailer Sway Control  241

Recommended Towing Weights  241

Essential Towing Checks  243

Towing the Vehicle on Four Wheels –

2.3L EcoBoost™  245

Towing the Vehicle on Four Wheels –

3.5L Duratec/3.5L Ecoboost™  246

Driving Hints

Breaking-In  248

Economical Driving  248

Driving Through Water  249

Floor Mats  249

Roadside Emergencies

Roadside Assistance  251

Hazard Flashers  252

Fuel Shutoff  252

Jump Starting the Vehicle  253

Post-Crash Alert System  255

Transporting the Vehicle  255

Customer Assistance

Getting the Services You Need  257

In California (U.S. Only)  258

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) Auto

Line Program (U.S. Only)  259

Utilizing the Mediation/Arbitration

Program (Canada Only)  260

Getting Assistance Outside the U.S. and

Canada  260

Ordering Additional Owner’s

Literature  261

Reporting Safety Defects (U.S.

Only)  262

Reporting Safety Defects (Canada

Only)  262

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Fuses

Fuse Specification Chart  264

Changing a Fuse  272

Maintenance

General Information  274

Opening and Closing the Hood  274

Under Hood Overview – 2.3L

EcoBoost™  276

Under Hood Overview – 3.5L

Duratec  277

Under Hood Overview – 3.5L

Ecoboost™  278

Engine Oil Dipstick – 2.3L

EcoBoost™  279

Engine Oil Dipstick – 3.5L Duratec/3.5L

Ecoboost™  279

Engine Oil Check  279

Oil Change Indicator Reset  280

Engine Coolant Check  281

Automatic Transmission Fluid Check –

2.3L EcoBoost™  285

Automatic Transmission Fluid Check –

3.5L Duratec/3.5L Ecoboost™  285

Brake Fluid Check  287

Power Steering Fluid Check  287

Washer Fluid Check  287

Changing the 12V Battery  288

Checking the Wiper Blades  289

Changing the Wiper Blades  289

Adjusting the Headlamps  290

Removing a Headlamp  292

Changing a Bulb  292

Bulb Specification Chart  295

Changing the Engine Air Filter  297

Vehicle Care

General Information  298

Cleaning Products  298

Cleaning the Exterior  298

Waxing  299

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Cleaning the Engine  300

Cleaning the Windows and Wiper

Blades  300

Cleaning the Interior  301

Cleaning the Instrument Panel and

Instrument Cluster Lens  301

Cleaning Leather Seats  302

Repairing Minor Paint Damage  302

Cleaning the Wheels  302

Vehicle Storage  303

Wheels and Tires

General Information  305

Tire Care  308

Using Summer Tires  321

Using Snow Chains  321

Tire Pressure Monitoring System  322

Changing a Road Wheel  326

Technical Specifications  330

Capacities and Specific-

ations

Engine Specifications – 2.3L

EcoBoost™  332

Engine Specifications – 3.5L

Duratec  333

Engine Specifications – 3.5L

Ecoboost™  333

Motorcraft Parts – 2.3L EcoBoost™  334

Motorcraft Parts – 3.5L Duratec  335

Motorcraft Parts – 3.5L Ecoboost™  336

Vehicle Identification Number  337

Vehicle Certification Label  338

Transmission Code Designation  338

Capacities and Specifications – 2.3L

EcoBoost™  339

Capacities and Specifications – 3.5L

Duratec  343

Capacities and Specifications – 3.5L

Ecoboost™  348

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Audio System

General Information  353

Audio Unit – Vehicles With: Sony AM/FM/

CD  354

Audio Unit – Vehicles With: AM/FM/CD/

SYNC  356

Audio Unit – Vehicles With: Premium AM/

FM/CD  360

Digital Radio  361

Satellite Radio  364

USB Port  367

SYNC™

General Information  368

Using Voice Recognition  370

Using SYNC™ With Your Phone  372

SYNC™ Applications and Services  384

Using SYNC™ With Your Media

Player  389

SYNC™ Troubleshooting  398

SYNC™ 3

General Information  406

Home Screen  420

Using Voice Recognition  421

Entertainment  428

Climate  438

Phone  441

Navigation  446

Apps  454

Settings  457

SYNC™ 3 Troubleshooting  469

Accessories

Accessories  482

Ford Protect

Ford Protect  484

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Scheduled Maintenance

General Maintenance Information  486

Normal Scheduled Maintenance  489

Special Operating Conditions Scheduled

Maintenance  492

Scheduled Maintenance Record  494

Appendices

End User License Agreement  505

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Introduction

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ABOUT THIS MANUAL

Thank you for choosing Ford. We recommend that you take some time to get to know your vehicle by reading this manual. The more that you know about 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 may appear different to you on your vehicle.

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

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

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

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ARight-hand side. B Left-hand side.

SYMBOLS GLOSSARY

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

Air conditioning system

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E162384

Air conditioning system lubricant

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E231157  type

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Anti-lock braking system

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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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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E71340

Do not open when hot

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Engine air filter

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Engine coolant

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Engine coolant temperature

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E67017

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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Interior luggage compartment release

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Jack

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Keep out of reach of children

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E161353

Engine oil

Lighting control

Explosive gas

Low tire pressure warning

Fan warning

Maintain correct fluid level

Fasten seatbelt

Note operating instructions

E71880

Panic alarm

Flammable

E231160

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Parking aid

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E139213

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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Requires registered technician

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E231159

Safety alert

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See Owner’s Manual

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See Service Manual

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E231158

Service engine soon

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Side airbag

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Shield the eyes

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Stability control

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E138639

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 in Canada), and service and repair facilities may access or share among them vehicle diagnostic information received through a direct connection to your vehicle when diagnosing or servicing your vehicle. Additionally, Ford Motor Company (Ford of Canada, in Canada) may, where permitted by law, use vehicle diagnostic information for vehicle improvement or with other information we may have about you, (for example, your contact information), to offer you products or services that may interest you. Data may be provided to our service providers such as part suppliers that may help diagnose malfunctions, and who are similarly obligated to protect data. We retain this data only as long as necessary to perform these functions or to comply with law. We may provide information where required in response to official requests to law enforcement or other government authorities or third parties acting with lawful authority or court order, and such information may be used in legal proceedings. For U.S. only (if equipped), if you choose to use connected apps and services, such as SYNC Vehicle Health Report or MyFord Mobile App, 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 to provide

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services to you, personalizing your experience, troubleshoot, and to improve products and services and offer you products and services that may interest you, where permitted by law. For Canada only, for more information, please review the Ford of Canada privacy policy at www.ford.ca, including our U.S. data storage and use of service providers in other jurisdictions who may be subject to legal requirements in Canada, the United States and other countries applicable to them, for example, lawful requirements to disclose personal information to governmental authorities in those countries. See SYNC™ (page 368).

Event Data Recording

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

The event data recorder in this vehicle is designed to record such data as:

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

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Note: Including to the extent that any law pertaining to Event Data Recorders applies to SYNC or its features, please note the following: Once 911 Assist (if equipped) is enabled (set ON), 911 Assist may, through any paired and connected cell phone, disclose to emergency services that the vehicle has been in a crash involving the deployment of an airbag or, in certain vehicles, the activation of the fuel pump shut-off. Certain versions or updates to 911 Assist may also be capable of being used to electronically or verbally provide to 911 operators the vehicle location (such as latitude and longitude), and/or other details about the vehicle or crash or personal information about the occupants to assist 911 operators to provide the most appropriate emergency services. If you do not want to disclose this information, do not activate the 911 Assist feature. See SYNC™ (page 368).

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 368).

CALIFORNIAPROPOSITION65

WARNINGS

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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.

Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds, chemicals known to the

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State of California to cause cancer and reproductive harm. Batteries also contain other chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer. Wash your hands after handling.

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PERCHLORATE

Certain components in your vehicle such as airbag modules, seatbelt 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/hazard-

ouswaste/perchlorate

FORD CREDIT

US 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.

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We offer a number of convenient ways for you to contact us, and to manage your account.

Call 1-800-727-7000.

For more information about Ford Credit and access to the Account Manager, go to www.fordcredit.com.

REPLACEMENT PARTS RECOMMENDATION

We have built your vehicle 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

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vehicle development we validate that these parts deliver the intended level of protection as a whole system. A great way to know for sure you are getting this level of protection is to use genuine Ford replacement collision parts.

Warranty on Replacement Parts

Genuine Ford and Motorcraft replacement parts are the only replacement parts that benefit from a Ford Warranty. The Ford Warranty may not cover damage caused to your vehicle as a result of failed non-Ford parts. For additional information, refer to the terms and conditions of the Ford Warranty.

SPECIAL NOTICES

New Vehicle Limited Warranty

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

NEVER use a rearward facing child restraint on a seat protected by an ACTIVE AIRBAG in front of it, DEATH

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or SERIOUS INJURY to the CHILD can occur.

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On Board Diagnostics Data Link Connector

WARNING

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Do not connect wireless plug-in devices to the data link connector. Unauthorized third parties could gain

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access to vehicle data and impair the performance of safety related systems. Only allow repair facilities that follow our service and repair instructions to connect their equipment to the data link connector.

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Your vehicle has an OBD Data Link Connector (DLC) that is used in conjunction with a diagnostic scan tool for vehicle diagnostics, repairs and reprogramming services. Installing an aftermarket device that uses the DLC during normal driving for purposes such as remote insurance company monitoring, transmission of vehicle data to other devices or entities, or altering the performance of the vehicle, may cause interference with or even damage to vehicle systems. We do not recommend or endorse the use of aftermarket plug-in devices unless approved by Ford. The vehicle Warranty will not cover damage caused by an aftermarket plug-in device.

Notice to Owners of Pickup Trucks and Utility Type Vehicles

WARNING

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

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Before you drive your vehicle, please read this Owner ’s 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 does not have a snowplowing package.

Using Your Vehicle as an Ambulance

Do not use this vehicle as an ambulance.

Your vehicle does not have the Ford Ambulance Preparation Package.

MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT

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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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

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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.

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 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and other safety

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organizations, base their recommendations for child restraints on probable child height, age and weight thresholds, or on the minimum requirements of the law. We recommend that you check with a NHTSA Certified Child Passenger Safety

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WARNINGS

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Technician (CPST) to make sure that you properly install the child restraint in your vehicle and that you consult your pediatrician to make sure you have a child restraint appropriate for your child. To locate a child restraint fitting station and CPST, contact NHTSA toll free at 1-888-327-4236 or go to www.nhtsa.dot.gov. In Canada, contact Transport Canada toll free at

1-800-333-0371 or go to www.tc.gc.ca to find a Child Car Seat Clinic in your area. Failure to properly restrain children in child restraints made especially for their height, age and weight, may result in an increased risk of serious injury or death to your child.

On hot days, the temperature inside the vehicle can rise very quickly. Exposure of people or animals to

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these high temperatures for even a short time can cause death or serious heat related injuries, including brain damage. Small children are particularly at risk.

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Recommendations for Safety Restraints for Children

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Child  Child size, height, weight, or age  Recommended restraint

type

Infants or

toddlers

Small children

Children weighing 40 lb (18 kg) or less

Use a child safety seat

(sometimes called an

(generally age four or younger).

infant carrier, convertible

seat, or toddler seat).

Children who have outgrown or no longer

properly fit in a child safety seat (gener-

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

Use a belt-positioning

(1.45 m) tall, are greater than age four

and less than age 12, and between 40 lb

booster seat.

(18 kg) and 80 lb (36 kg) and upward to

100 lb (45 kg) if recommended by your

child restraint manufacturer).

Children who have outgrown or no longer

Use a vehicle safety belt

properly fit in a belt-positioning booster

having the lap belt snug

Larger children

seat (generally children who are at least

and low across the hips,

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

shoulder belt centered

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

across the shoulder and

mended by child restraint manufacturer).

chest, and seatback

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 lb (36 kg). 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 43).

CHILD SEATS

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Use a child safety seat (sometimes called an infant carrier, convertible seat, or toddler seat) for Infants, toddlers and children weighing 40 lb (18 kg) or less (generally four-years-old or younger).

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INSTALLING CHILD RESTRAINTS

Using Lap and Shoulder Belts

WARNINGS

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Airbags can kill or injure a child in a child restraint. Never place a rear-facing child restraint in front of

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

Airbags can kill or injure a child in a child restraint. Properly restrain children 12 and under in the rear seat

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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 seatbelt buckle assemblies and LATCH lower anchors, rendering those features potentially unusable. To avoid risk of injury, make sure occupants 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 seatbelt 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 restraint and the release button, to prevent accidental unbuckling.
Place the vehicle seat upon which the child restraint will be installed in the upright position.

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For second-row seating positions, adjust the recliner slightly to improve child restraint fit. If needed, remove the head restraints.
For third-row seating positions, stow the head restraints to improve child restraint fit. See Head Restraints (page 138).
Put the seatbelt 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 restraint with combination lap and shoulder belts:

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

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

Standard seatbelts

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

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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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3.While holding the shoulder and lap belt portions together, route the tongue through the child restraint according to the child restraint 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 you pull all of the belt 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 clicks as it retracts to indicate it is in the automatic locking mode.

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7.Try to pull the belt out of the retractor to make sure the retractor is in the automatic locking mode (you should not be able to pull more belt out). If the retractor is not locked, unbuckle the belt and repeat Steps 5 and 6.

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8.Remove remaining slack from the belt. Force the seat down with extra weight, for example, by pressing down or kneeling on the child restraint while pulling up on the shoulder belt in order to force slack from the belt. This is necessary to remove the remaining slack that exists once you add the extra weight of the child to the child restraint. It also helps to achieve the proper snugness of the child restraint to your vehicle. Sometimes, a slight lean toward the buckle provides extra help to remove remaining slack from the belt.
9.Attach the tether strap (if the child restraint 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 in (2.5 cm) of movement for proper installation.

We recommend checking with a NHTSA Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician to make certain the child restraint is properly installed. In Canada, check with Transport Canada for referral to a Child Car Seat Clinic.

Inflatable seatbelts

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

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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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3.While holding the shoulder and lap belt portions together, route the tongue through the child restraint according to the child restraint 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 lap portion of the inflatable seatbelt and pull upward until you pull all of the belt out.

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

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

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

6.Allow the belt to retract to remove slack. The belt clicks as it retracts to indicate it is in the automatic locking mode.
7.Try to pull the belt out of the retractor to make sure the retractor is in the automatic locking mode (you should not be able to pull more belt out). If the retractor is not locked, unbuckle the belt and repeat Steps 5 and 6.

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8.Remove remaining slack from the belt. Force the seat down with extra weight, for example, by pressing down or kneeling on the child restraint while pulling down on the lap belt in order to force slack from the belt. This is

necessary to remove the remaining slack that exists once you add the extra weight of the child to the child restraint. It also helps to achieve the proper snugness of the child restraint 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 restraint 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 in (2.5 cm) of movement for proper installation.

We recommend checking with a NHTSA Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician to make certain the child restraint is properly installed. In Canada, check with Transport Canada for referral to a Child Car Seat Clinic.

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Using Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH)

WARNINGS

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Do not attach two child safety restraints to the same anchor. In a crash, one anchor may not be strong

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enough to hold two child safety restraint 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 seatbelt buckle assemblies and LATCH lower anchors, rendering those features potentially unusable. To avoid risk of injury, make sure occupants only use seating positions where they are able to be properly restrained.

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Second-row bucket seats and third-row passenger side

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Second-row bench seats and third-row passenger side

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The LATCH system is composed of three vehicle anchor points: two lower anchors where the seatback and seat cushion meet (called the seat bight) and one top tether anchor 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 seatbelts to attach the child restraint. However, you can still use the seatbelt to attach the child restraint. For forward-facing child restraints, you must also attach the top tether strap to the proper top tether anchor if a top tether strap has been provided with your child restraint.

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

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The LATCH anchors are at the rear section of the rear seat between the cushion and seatback below the symbols as shown.

Follow the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions to properly install a child restraint with LATCH attachments.

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

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

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 in (280 mm) center to center. Do not use LATCH

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lower anchors for the center seating position unless the child restraint 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 bench seat are spaced 20.5 in (52 cm) apart. The standardized spacing for LATCH lower anchors is 11 in (28 cm) center to center. You cannot install a child restraint with rigid LATCH attachments at the center seating position. You can only use LATCH compatible child restraints (with attachments on belt webbing) at this seating position provided that the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions permit use with the anchor spacing stated. Do not attach a child restraint to any lower anchor if an adjacent child restraint 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 restraint from side to side and forward and back where it is secured to your vehicle. The seat should move less than 1 in (2.5 cm) when you do this for a proper installation.

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

Combining Seatbelt and LATCH Lower Anchors for Attaching Child Safety Seats

When used in combination, either the seatbelt 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 restraint.

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 restraint 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 you install the child safety seat using either the seatbelt, the lower anchors of the LATCH system, or both, you can attach the top tether strap.

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

Second row bucket seats and third row passenger side

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

Note: If you install a child restraint with rigid LATCH attachments, do not tighten the tether strap enough to lift the child restraint 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 restraint. Keeping the child restraint just touching your vehicle seat gives the best protection in a severe crash.

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Placement of the tether strap

Second row outboard seat positions: Route the child safety seat tether strap over the seatback, under the head restraint and between the head restraint posts. If needed, remove the head restraint to improve the fit of the child safety seat or tether strap.
Second row center seat positions: Route the child safety seat tether strap over the top of the head restraint. If needed, remove the head restraint to improve the fit of the child safety seat or tether strap. See Head Restraints (page 138).
Third row seat position: Route the child safety seat tether strap over the seat back, under the head restraint and between the head restraint posts. If needed, fold the head restraint down to improve the fit of the child safety seat or tether strap. See Head Restraints (page 138).
1.Route the tether strap.
2.Locate the correct anchor for the selected seating position.
3.Clip the tether strap to the anchor as shown. The tether hook may be twisted ½ turn to improve installation. If the tether strap is clipped incorrectly, the child safety seat may not be retained properly in the event of a crash.

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4. Tighten the child safety seat tether  Second row bucket (40/40)

strap according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

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

If your child restraint system has a tether strap, and the child restraint manufacturer recommends its use, we also recommend its use.

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Third row seat

BOOSTER SEATS

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

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

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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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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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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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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.

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Children and booster seats vary in size and shape. Choose a booster that keeps the lap belt low and snug across the hips, never up across the stomach, and lets you adjust the shoulder belt to cross the chest and rest snugly near the center of the shoulder. The following drawings compare

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

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

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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

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the way back. When possible, all children age 12 and under should be properly restrained in a rear seating position. If all children cannot be seated and restrained properly in a rear seating position, properly restrain the largest child in the front seat.

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

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restraint to determine if the restraint device is appropriate for your child’s size, height, weight, or age. Follow the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions and warnings provided for installation and use in conjunction with the instructions and warnings provided by your vehicle manufacturer. A safety seat that is improperly installed or utilized, is inappropriate for your child’s height, age, or weight or does not properly fit the child may increase the risk of serious injury or death.

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

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

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

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of injury or death in a crash.

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

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

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

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

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

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Recommendations for attaching child safety restraints for children

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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 138).

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

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

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

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

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belt.

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

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one tongue that are designed to be used as a pair. 1) Use the shoulder belt on the outside shoulder only. Never wear the shoulder belt under the arm. 2) Never swing the safety belt around your neck over the inside shoulder. 3) Never use a single belt for more than one person.

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

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

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

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

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

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protection in an accident.

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All seating positions in your 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 and rear inflatable safety belt).
Height adjuster at the front outboard seating positions.
Safety belt pretensioner at the front outboard seating positions.
Belt tension sensor at the front outboard passenger seating position.

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Safety belt warning light and chime.

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Crash sensors and monitoring system with readiness indicator.

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

FASTENING THE SEATBELTS

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

Standard belts shown, inflatable belts similar

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

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Using Seatbelts During Pregnancy

WARNING

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the seatbelt snugly and low across the hips. Position the shoulder portion of the seatbelt across your chest. Pregnant women must follow this practice. See the following figure.

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

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

Seatbelt Locking Modes

WARNINGS

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After a crash, have a qualified technician check all the seatbelts to make sure the seatbelts including

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the automatic locking retractor feature for child restraints operate properly. We recommend replacing any system that has damage or does not operate properly. Failure to do so can result in personal injury or death in the event of a sudden stop or another crash.

You must replace the seatbelt if the automatic locking retractor or any other seatbelt function is not

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operating correctly. Failure to replace the seatbelt and retractor assembly could increase the risk of injury in a crash.

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All safety restraints in the vehicle are combination lap and shoulder belts. The driver seatbelt has the vehicle sensitive locking mode. The front outboard passenger and rear seatbelts have both the vehicle sensitive locking mode and the automatic locking mode.

Vehicle Sensitive Mode

In addition, the retractor is designed to lock if you pull the webbing out too quickly. If the seatbelt retractor locks, slowly lower the height adjuster to allow the seatbelt to retract. If the retractor does not unlock, pull the seatbelt out slowly then feed a small length of webbing back toward the stowed position. For rear seatbelts, recline the rear seat backrest or push the seat backrest cushion away from the seatbelt. Feed a small length of webbing back toward the stowed position.

Automatic Locking Mode

In this mode, the shoulder belt automatically pre-locks. The belt still retracts to remove any slack in the shoulder belt. The automatic locking mode is not available on the driver seatbelt.

When to Use the Automatic Locking Mode

Use this mode when you install a child safety seat, except a booster, in the passenger front or rear seating positions. Properly restrain children 12 years old and under in a rear seating position whenever possible. See Child Safety (page 16).

How to Use the Automatic Locking Mode

Non-inflatable seatbelts

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This is the normal retractor mode, which allows free shoulder belt length adjustment to your movements and locking in response to vehicle movement. For example, if the driver brakes suddenly or turns a corner sharply, or the vehicle receives an impact of about 5 mph

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

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1.Buckle the combination lap and shoulder belt.
2.Grasp the shoulder portion and pull downward until you pull the entire belt out. As the belt retracts, you will hear a clicking sound. This indicates the seatbelt is now in the automatic locking mode.

Rear outboard inflatable seatbelts (second row only–if equipped)

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1.Buckle the combination lap and shoulder belt.
2.Grasp the lap portion of the belt and pull upward until the entire belt is pulled out.
3.Allow the belt to retract. As the belt retracts, you will hear a clicking sound. This indicates the seatbelt is now in the automatic locking mode.

How to Disengage the Automatic Locking Mode

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

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Rear Inflatable Seatbelt (If Equipped)

WARNING

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Do not attempt to service, repair, or modify rear inflatable seatbelts.

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

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

The rear inflatable seatbelt consists of the following:

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

How does the rear inflatable seatbelt system work?

WARNING

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If the rear inflatable seatbelt has deployed, it will not function again and must be replaced immediately.

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

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The rear inflatable seatbelts function like standard restraints in everyday usage.

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SEATBELT HEIGHT

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ADJUSTMENT

WARNING

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

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adjust the seatbelt properly could reduce the effectiveness of the seatbelt and increase the risk of injury in a crash.

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

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The fully inflated seatbelt’s increased diameter more effectively holds the occupant in the appropriate seating position, and spreads crash forces over more area of the body than regular seatbelts. This helps reduce pressure on the chest and helps control head and neck motion for passengers.

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

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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.

SEATBELT WARNING LAMP AND INDICATOR CHIME

This lamp illuminates and an

audible warning will sound if the

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fastened when the vehicle’s ignition is turned on.

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Conditions of operation

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If…

Then…

The driver’s safety belt is not buckled

The safety belt warning light illuminates 1-

before the ignition switch is turned to the

2 minutes and the warning chime sounds

on position…

4-8 seconds.

The driver’s safety belt is buckled while the

The safety belt warning light and warning

indicator light is illuminated and the

chime turn off.

warning chime is sounding…

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

SEATBELT REMINDER

Belt-Minder™

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

The safety belt warning light and indicator chime remain off.

The system uses information from the front passenger sensing system to determine if a front seat passenger is present and therefore potentially in need of a warning. To avoid the system turning on the Belt-Minder feature for objects you place on the front passenger seat, only the front seat passengers receive warnings as determined by the front passenger sensing system.

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

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If…  Then…

You and the front seat passenger buckle your seatbelts before you switch the igni-tion on or less than 1–2 minutes elapse after you switch the ignition on…

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

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

Deactivating and Activating the Belt-Minder Feature

WARNING

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

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safely belted and surviving a crash. We recommend you leave the system switched on. To reduce the risk of injury, do not switch the system on or off while driving 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.

The Belt-Minder feature will not activate.

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

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

Before following the procedure, make sure that:

The parking brake is set.
The transmission is in park (P) or neutral (N).
The ignition is off.
The driver and front passenger safety belts are unbuckled.
1.Switch the ignition on. Do not start the vehicle.
2.Wait until the seatbelt warning light turns off (about 1 minute). After Step 2, wait an additional 5 seconds before proceeding with Step 3. Once you start Step 3, you must complete the procedure within 20 seconds.
3.For the seating position you are switching off, buckle then unbuckle the seatbelt three times at a moderate speed, ending in the unbuckled state. After Step 3, the seatbelt warning light turns on.

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4.While the seatbelt warning light is on, buckle and then unbuckle the seatbelt. After Step 4, the seatbelt 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 SEATBELT 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), rear inflatable safety belts (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.

We recommend 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 Cleaning the Interior (page 301).

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SEATBELT EXTENSION

WARNINGS

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Persons who fit into the vehicle’s seatbelt should not use an extension. Unnecessary use could result in

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serious personal injury in the event of a crash.

Only use extensions provided free of charge by Ford Motor Company dealers. The dealer will provide an

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extension designed specifically for this vehicle, model year and seating position. The use of an extension intended for another vehicle, model year or seating position may not offer you the full protection of your vehicle’s seatbelt restraint system.

Never use seatbelt extensions to install child restraints.

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Do not use a seatbelt extension with an inflatable seatbelt.

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Do not use extensions to change the fit of the belt across the torso, over the lap or to make the seatbelt

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buckle easier to reach.

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If, because of body size or driving position, it is not possible to properly fasten the seatbelt over your lap and shoulder, an extension that is compatible with the seatbelts is available free of charge from Ford Motor Company dealers. Only Ford seatbelt extensions made by the original equipment seatbelts manufacturer should be used with Ford seatbelts. Ask your authorized dealer if your extension is compatible with your Ford vehicle restraint system.

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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.

Your vehicle’s Personal Safety System consists of:

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

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How Does the Personal Safety System Work?

The Personal Safety System can adapt the deployment strategy of the safety devices according to crash severity and occupant conditions. A collection of crash and occupant sensors provides information to the restraints control module. During a crash, the restraints control module may deploy the safety belt pretensioners, one or both stages of the dual-stage airbags based on crash severity and occupant conditions.

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PRINCIPLE OF OPERATION

WARNINGS

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

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to the trim covering the airbag module.

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

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

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

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

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

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other injuries.

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

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

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

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

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

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inflation.

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

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

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

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

The airbags inflate and deflate rapidly upon activation. After airbag deployment, it is normal to notice a smoke-like, powdery residue or smell the burnt propellant. This may consist of cornstarch, talcum powder (to lubricate the bag) or sodium compounds (for example, baking soda) that result from the combustion process that inflates the airbag. Small amounts of sodium hydroxide may be present which may irritate the skin and eyes, but none of the residue is toxic.

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

Routine maintenance of the airbags is not required.

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DRIVER AND PASSENGER AIRBAGS

WARNINGS

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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 restraint. Never place a rear-facing child restraint in front of

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an active airbag. If you must use a forward-facing child restraint in the front seat, move the seat upon which the child restraint 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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Indicator (page 47).

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Proper Driver and Front Passenger Seating Adjustment

WARNING

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

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of at least 10 in (25 cm) 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 seatbelts, 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.

Children and Airbags

WARNINGS

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Airbags can kill or injure a child in a child restraint. Never place a rear-facing child restraint in front of

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

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WARNINGS  WARNINGS

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NEVER use a rearward facing child restraint on a seat protected by an ACTIVE AIRBAG in front of it, DEATH

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or SERIOUS INJURY to the CHILD can occur.

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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.

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

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cushion and affect the decision of the front passenger sensing system, resulting in serious injury or death in a crash. Always sit upright against your seatback, with your feet on the floor.

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

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

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

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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.

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The front passenger sensing system uses a passenger airbag status indicator that will illuminate indicating that the front passenger frontal airbag is either ON (enabled) or OFF (disabled).

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

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

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

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

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

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

If a person of adult size is sitting in the front passenger seat, but the airbag OFF indicator lamp is lit, 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.
Restart the vehicle and have the person remain in this position for about two minutes. This will allow the system to detect that person and enable the passenger’s frontal airbag.
If the indicator OFF lamp remains lit even after this, the person should be advised to ride in the rear seat.

Occupant

Passenger airbag status

Passenger airbag

indicator

Empty

OFF: Lit

Disabled

ON: Unlit

Child

OFF: Lit

Disabled

ON: Unlit

Adult

OFF: Unlit

Enabled

ON: Lit

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Note: When the passenger airbag status indicator OFF light is illuminated, the passenger (seat mounted) side airbag 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.

Make sure the front passenger

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and Airbag Indicator (page 47).

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

If it is necessary to modify an advanced front airbag system to accommodate a person with disabilities, contact the Ford Customer Relationship Center. See Getting the Services You Need (page 257).

WARNINGS

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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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SIDE AIRBAGS

WARNINGS

Do not place objects or mount

equipment on or near the airbag

cover, on the side of the seatbacks

(of the front seats), or in front seat areas

that may come into contact with a

deploying airbag. Failure to follow these

instructions may increase the risk of

personal injury in the event of a crash.

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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.

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Crash sensors and monitoring system with readiness indicator. See Crash Sensors and Airbag Indicator (page 47).

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.

PASSENGER KNEE AIRBAG

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

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

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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, C or D pillar trim, or the

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

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

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

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

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airbag.

If the curtain airbags have deployed, the curtain airbags will not function again. The curtain airbags (including the A, B, C and D pillar trim and headliner)

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

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

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The system consists of the following:

Safety canopy curtain airbags located above the trim panels over the front and rear side windows identified by a label or wording on the headliner or roof-pillar trim.
A flexible headliner which opens above the side doors to allow air curtain deployment

· Crash sensors and monitoring

system with readiness indicator.

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Indicator (page 47).

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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, rear inflatable safety belts, driver airbag, passenger airbag, seat mounted side airbags, passenger knee airbag and the Safety Canopy. Based on the type of crash (frontal impact or side impact), the restraints control module will deploy the appropriate safety devices.

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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

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ignition is turned on.

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

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

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 design of the safety belt pretensioners is to activate in frontal, near-frontal and side crashes and in rollovers.
The design of the side airbags is to inflate in certain side impact crashes. Side airbags may activate in other types of crashes if the vehicle experiences sufficient sideways motion or deformation.
The knee airbag(s) may deploy based on crash severity and occupant conditions.
The design of the Safety Canopy is to inflate in certain side impact crashes or rollover events. The Safety Canopy may activate in other types of crashes if the vehicle experiences sufficient sideways motion or deformation, or a certain likelihood of rollover.

AIRBAG DISPOSAL

Contact your authorized dealer as soon as

possible. Airbags must be disposed of by

qualified personnel.

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Keys and Remote Controls

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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.

Note: The remote control contains sensitive electrical components. Exposure to moisture or impact may cause permanent damage.

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 50).

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REMOTE CONTROL  Intelligent Access Key (If Equipped)

Integrated Keyhead Transmitters

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(If Equipped)

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

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

Removable Key Blade

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

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

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

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

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

Replacing the Battery

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

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

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

A message appears in the information display when the remote control battery is low. See General Information (page 99).

Integrated Keyhead Transmitter

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

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

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

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3.  Carefully remove the cover.

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

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

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

Intelligent Access Transmitter

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

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

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3. Remove the batteries.

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

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

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

5. Reinstall the housing and cover.

Memory Feature (If Equipped)

You can use the remote control to recall memory positions.

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

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

See Memory Function (page 144).

Car Finder

You can configure vehicles with automatic climate control to turn on the automatic climate control when you remote start your vehicle. See Automatic Climate Control (page 128). A manual climate control system runs at the setting you set it to when you switched off the vehicle.

Press the button twice within three seconds. The horn sounds

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

The remote start system does not work if:

The ignition is on.

Sounding a Panic Alarm

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

Press the button to activate the

alarm. Press the button again or

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Remote Start (If Equipped)

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

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ventilated.

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

The remote start button is on the transmitter.

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This feature allows you to start your vehicle from outside the vehicle. The transmitter has an extended operating range.

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

Remote Control Feedback

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

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LED

Status

Solid green

Remote start or

extension

successful

Solid red

Remote stop

successful; vehicle

off

Blinking red

Remote start or

stop failed

Blinking green

Waiting for status

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Remote Starting the Vehicle

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

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Extending the Vehicle Run Time

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

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

The tag with your transmitter details the starting procedure.

To remote start your vehicle:

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

The horn sounds if the system fails to start, unless quiet start is on. Quiet start runs the blower fan at a slower speed to reduce noise. You can switch it on or off in the information display. See General Information (page 99).

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

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

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

Turning the Vehicle Off After Remote Starting

Press the button once. The parking lamps turn off.

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

You can disable or enable the remote start system through the information display. See General Information (page 99).

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 69).

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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. You can program the restrictions to all keys but one. Any keys that you did not program are administrator keys or admin keys.

You can use admin keys to:

Create a MyKey with certain vehicle restrictions.
Program certain MyKey settings.
Clear all MyKey restrictions.

After you program a MyKey, you can view the following information through the information display:

The total number of admin keys and MyKeys for your vehicle.
The total distance a MyKey driver traveled with your vehicle.

Note: Every MyKey receives the same restrictions and settings. You cannot program them individually.

Note: For vehicles equipped with a push-button start switch: When both a MyKey and an admin key are present when you start your vehicle, the system recognizes the admin key only.

Standard Settings

Not every vehicle includes the features listed below. If your vehicle has this equipment, then you cannot change the following settings when using a MyKey:

Seatbelt reminder or Belt-Minder™. MyKey mutes the audio system until drivers, and in some instances, passengers, fasten their seatbelts. Note: If your vehicle includes an AM/FM radio or a very basic audio system, then the radio may not mute.
Earlier low-fuel warning. The low-fuel warning activates earlier for MyKey drivers, giving them more time to refuel.
Certain driver alerts, stability systems or parking aids turn on automatically when you use the MyKey system. For example, Blind Spot Information System (BLIS), cross traffic alert, lane departure warning or forward collision warning. Note: MyKey drivers may be able to turn the lane departure warning feature off, but this feature turns back on automatically with every new key cycle.
Restricted touchscreen operation in some markets. For example, MyKey may prevent manual navigation destination input while the vehicle is in any gear other than park (P) or when the vehicle reaches a certain rate of speed.
Satellite radio adult content restrictions, if this feature is available in your market.

Optional Settings

You can configure certain vehicle feature

settings when you first create a MyKey. You

can also change the settings afterward

with an admin key.

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Note: Not every feature applies to every vehicle in every market. When they are available for your vehicle, then they appear in your information display, providing choices to switch them on or off, or to select a more specific setting.

Various vehicle speed limits so the MyKey driver cannot exceed certain speeds. The information display shows warnings followed by an audible tone when the MyKey driver reaches the set speed. You cannot override the set speed by fully depressing the accelerator pedal.

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

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

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Various vehicle speed reminders so MyKey drivers know when their vehicle speed approaches the limits. Warnings appear in your information display and a tone sounds when the MyKey drivers exceed the set vehicle speed.
The audio system’s maximum volume limits to 45% so MyKey drivers can concentrate on the road. A message appears in the information display when MyKey drivers attempt to exceed the limited volume. MyKey also disables the automatic volume control. Note: If your vehicle includes an AM/FM radio or a very basic audio system, then the radio may not limit.
Always on setting. This setting forces certain features to remain on and active for MyKey drivers. For example, E911 or emergency assistance and the do not disturb features stay on even if a MyKey driver uses the feature’s control to switch it off.

CREATING A MYKEY

Use the information display to create a MyKey.

1.Switch the ignition on using the key or the transmitter you want to program.
2.Access the main menu in the information display and then scroll through the menus to begin programming your MyKey. See Information Displays (page 99).
3.Follow the instructions in the display.
4.A confirmation message appears in the display after you finish programming your MyKey. The programmed restrictions apply when you key off, open and close driver door and restart your vehicle with the programmed key or transmitter.

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Note: Make sure you label the programmed MyKey so you can distinguish it from the admin keys.

You can also program the optional MyKey settings.

Programming or Changing Configurable Settings

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

1.Switch the ignition on using the key or the transmitter you want to program.
2.Access the main menu in the information display and then scroll through the menus to change the settings of your MyKey. See Information Displays (page 99).
3.Follow the instructions in the display.
4.A confirmation message appears in the display after you finish programming your MyKey. The programmed restrictions apply when you restart your vehicle with the programmed key or transmitter.

Note: You can clear or change your MyKey settings at any time during the same key cycle as you created the MyKey. If you switch the engine off, you must use an admin key to change or clear your optional MyKey settings.

CLEARING ALL MYKEYS

When you clear your MyKeys, you remove all restrictions and return all MyKeys to their original admin key status at once. To clear all MyKeys of all MyKey settings, use the information display.

1.Switch the ignition on using an admin key.
2.Access the main menu in the information display and then scroll through the menus to begin clearing your MyKey programming. See Information Displays (page 99).
3.Follow the instructions in the display.
4.A confirmation message appears in the display after you finish clearing your MyKeys.

Note: When you clear your MyKeys, you remove all restrictions and return all MyKeys to their original admin key status. You cannot remove the MyKey restrictions individually.

CHECKING MYKEY SYSTEM STATUS

You can find information about your programmed MyKeys by using the information display. See Information Displays (page 99).

MyKey Distance

Tracks the distance when drivers use a MyKey. The only way to delete the accumulated distance is by using an admin key to clear all 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.

Number of 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 all MyKeys have been deleted.

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Number of Admin Keys

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

USING MYKEY WITH REMOTE START SYSTEMS

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

MYKEY TROUBLESHOOTING

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Condition  image566 Potential causes

I cannot create a MyKey.

·The key or transmitter used to start the vehicle does not have admin privileges.
·Vehicles with keyless start: Make sure you place the transmitter into the backup posi-tion. See Starting a Gasoline Engine (page 164).
·The key or transmitter used to start the vehicle is the only admin key. There always has to be at least one admin key.
·SecuriLock passive anti-theft system is disabled or in unlimited mode.

I cannot program the configurable settings.

For vehicles with keyless start: No MyKey restrictions are available when starting the vehicle.

I cannot clear the MyKeys.

·The key or transmitter used to start the vehicle does not have admin privileges.
·There are no MyKeys programmed to the vehicle. See Creating a MyKey (page 56).
·An admin transmitter is present when you started your vehicle.
·There are no MyKeys programmed to the vehicle. See Creating a MyKey (page 56).
·The key or transmitter used to start the vehicle does not have admin privileges.
·No MyKeys are created. See Creating a MyKey (page 56).

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Condition

I lost the only admin key.

I lost a key.

MyKey distances do not accumulate.

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Potential causes

·Purchase a new key or transmitter from your authorized dealer.
·Program a spare key or transmitter. You may need to see your authorized dealer. See Passive Anti-Theft System (page 69).
·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.

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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.

you press the unlock button once. All door mode unlocks all doors when you press the unlock button once. The unlocking mode applies to the remote control, keyless entry keypad and intelligent access.

Locking the Doors

Press the button to lock all

doors. The direction indicators

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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 direction indicators will flash if all the doors and the liftgate are closed.

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

Remote Control

You can use the remote control at any time.

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 direction indicators will flash.

Press and hold both the lock and unlock buttons on the remote control for three seconds to change between driver door or all doors unlock mode. The direction indicators will flash twice to indicate a change to the unlocking mode. Driver door mode only unlocks the driver door when

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Locking and Unlocking the Doors with the Key Blade

Locking with the Key

Turn the top of the key toward the front of your vehicle.

Unlocking with the Key

Turn the top of the key toward the rear of your vehicle.

Note: If the child safety locks are on and you pull the interior handle, you will only turn off the emergency locking, not the child safety lock. You can only open the doors using the external door handle.

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Activating Intelligent Access (If

Equipped)

You can unlock and lock the vehicle without taking the keys out of your pocket or purse when your intelligent access key is within 3 ft (1 m) of your vehicle. Intelligent access uses a sensor on the back of the door handle for unlocking and a separate sensor on the face of each door handle for locking.

The system will not function if:

Your vehicle battery has no charge.
The key battery has no charge.
The passive key frequencies are jammed.

Note: The system may not function if the passive key is close to metal objects or electronic devices, for example keys or a cell phone.

Note: If the system does not function, use the key blade to lock and unlock your vehicle. See Remote Control (page 50).

Unlocking Using Intelligent Access

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With your intelligent access key within 3 ft (1 m) of your vehicle, touch the unlock sensor on the back of the door handle for a brief period and then pull on the door handle to unlock, being careful to not touch the lock sensor at the same time or pulling the door handle too quickly. The intelligent access system requires a brief delay to authenticate your intelligent access key fob.

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Locking Using Intelligent Access

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With your intelligent access key within 3 ft (1 m) of your vehicle, touch the outer door handle lock sensor for approximately one second to lock, being careful to not touch the unlock sensor on the back of the door handle at the same time. After locking, you can immediately pull on the door handle to confirm locking occurred without inadvertently unlocking.

Opening the Liftgate

Press the exterior liftgate release button on the top of the liftgate pull-cup handle. See Manual Liftgate (page 63).

Smart Unlocks for Integrated Keyhead Transmitter (If Equipped)

This helps to prevent you from locking yourself out of your vehicle if the 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 and the horn will sound twice if the key is still in the ignition.

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

Using the keyless entry keypad with the driver door closed.
Pressing the lock button on the remote control 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.

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Smart Unlocks for Intelligent

Access Keys (If Equipped)

This helps to prevent you from locking your key inside the passenger compartment or rear cargo area.

When you electronically lock your vehicle with any door open, transmission in park

(P)and the ignition off, the system will search for an intelligent access key in the passenger compartment after you close the last door. If the system finds a key, all of the doors will immediately unlock and the horn sounds twice, indicating that a key is inside.

You can override the smart unlock feature and intentionally lock the intelligent access key inside your vehicle.

Autounlock

Autounlock unlocks all the doors when all of the following occur:

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

Note: If you electronically lock your vehicle after you switch the ignition off with the driver door closed, the doors will not autounlock.

To override smart unlock, lock your vehicle after you have closed all doors by:

Using the keyless entry keypad.
Pressing the lock button on another intelligent access key.
Touching the locking area on the front of the door 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.
The ignition is off and the transmission is not in park (P).

Autolock (If Equipped)

Autolock locks all the doors when all of the following occur:

All doors are closed.
The ignition is on.
You shift into any gear putting your vehicle in motion.
Your vehicle attains a speed greater than 4 mph (7 km/h).

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Enabling or Disabling Autolock and Autounlock

Note: You can switch autounlock and autolock on or off independently of each other.

Autolock is not configurable in all markets. If the autolock settings are not available in your information display, then the system is not configurable. See General Information (page 99).

Illuminated Entry

The interior lamps and some exterior lamps illuminate when you unlock the doors with the remote control.

The lamps turn off if:

The ignition is on.
You press the remote control lock button.
25 seconds have elapsed.

The lamps do not turn off if:

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

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Illuminated Exit

The interior lamps and some exterior lamps 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 have elapsed.
You lock your vehicle from the outside.

Battery Saver

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

Battery Saver for Intelligent Access Keys (If Equipped)

If you leave the ignition switched on and the engine is not running, the battery saver will turn the ignition off when it detects a certain amount of battery drain, or after 45 minutes have elapsed.

WARNINGS

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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.

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.

Opening the Liftgate

MANUAL 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. 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.

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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.

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Closing the Liftgate

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A handle is inside the liftgate to help with closing.

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 seatbelts. Make sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and properly using a seatbelt. 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.

For automatic transmissions, the liftgate only operates with the transmission in park (P).

For manual transmissions, the liftgate only operates if the vehicle speed is less than 3 mph (5 km/h)

If there is a problem with the open or close request, a tone will sound for one of the following reasons:

The ignition is on and the transmission is not in park (P).
The battery voltage is below the minimum operating voltage.
The liftgate is not fully closed and your vehicle speed is at or above 3 mph (5 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 strut failure. A repetitive tone 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

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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: Make sure the area behind your vehicle is free from obstruction and that there is enough room for you to operate the liftgate. Objects too close to your vehicle, for example a wall, garage door or another vehicle may come into contact with the moving liftgate. This could damage the liftgate and its components.

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.

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

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 strut failure.

Closing the Liftgate

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Press and release the liftgate control

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Stopping the Liftgate Movement

Note: Do not apply sudden excessive force to the liftgate while it is in motion. This could damage the power liftgate and its components.

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

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

3.Press and hold the liftgate control button on the liftgate until you hear a tone, 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.

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

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

Obstacle Detection

When Closing

The system stops when it detects an obstacle. A tone sounds and the system reverses to open. Once 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 a tone sounds. Once 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. Kick between the exhaust and hitch if your vehicle is equipped with a hitch.
2.The liftgate will power 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 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.

KEYLESS ENTRY

SECURICODE™ Keyless Entry Keypad

The keypad is near the driver window. It illuminates when touched.

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

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You can use the keypad to do the following:

Lock or unlock the doors.
Program and erase user codes.
Arm and disarm the anti-theft alarm.
Recall memory seat and mirror positions.

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

Programming a Personal Entry Code

1.Enter the factory-set five-digit 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 lock then unlock to confirm that programming was successful.

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To program additional personal entry codes, repeat steps 1 through 3, then for step 4:

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.

Hints:

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

Recalling Memory Positions (If Equipped)

The programmed entry codes recall driver memory positions as follows:

Entry code 1 recalls driver 1 memory positions.
Entry code 2 recalls driver 2 memory positions.
Entry code 3 recalls driver 3 memory positions.

Note: Personal entry codes 4 and 5 will not recall memory positions.

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. You must do this within five seconds of completing step 2.

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

Anti-Scan Feature

The keypad goes into an anti-scan mode if you enter the wrong code seven times. This mode turns off the keypad for one minute and the keypad lamp flashes.

The anti-scan feature turns off after any of the following occur:

One minute of keypad inactivity.
You press the unlock button on the remote control.
You switch your vehicle on.
You unlock the vehicle using intelligent access.

Locking and Unlocking the Doors Locking All Doors

Press and hold 7·8 and 9·0 on the keypad simultaneously with the driver door closed. You do not need to enter a code first.

Unlocking All Doors

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

Unlocking Only the Driver Door

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

Note: All doors unlock if the two-stage unlocking feature is turned off. See Locking and Unlocking (page 60).

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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

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 your vehicle. Electronically lock your vehicle to arm the alarm.

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 your vehicle on or start your vehicle.
Use a key in the driver door to unlock your vehicle, then switch your vehicle 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 – VEHICLES WITH: POWER ADJUSTABLE STEERING COLUMN

Note: Make sure that you are sitting in the correct position. See Sitting in the Correct Position (page 138).

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

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End of Travel Position

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

To reset the steering column to its normal stopping position:

1.Confirm there is nothing obstructing the motion of the steering column.
2.Press and hold the steering column control until the steering column stops moving.
3.Press the steering column control again. The steering column may begin to move again.
4.When the steering column stops, continue holding the control for an additional few seconds.
5.Repeat for each direction as necessary.

A new stopping position is set. The next time you tilt or telescope the steering column, it will stop just short of the end of the column position.

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

To adjust:

Tilt: Press the top or bottom of the control.
Telescope: Press the front or rear of the control.

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Memory Feature

You can save and recall the steering column position with the memory function. See Memory Function (page 144).

Note: Pressing the adjustment control during memory recall cancels the operation.

Easy Entry and Exit Feature

When you switch the ignition off, the steering column will move to allow extra room to exit your vehicle. The column will return to the previous setting when you switch the ignition on. You can enable or disable this feature in the information display. See Information Displays (page 99).

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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 138).

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AUDIO CONTROL

You can operate the following functions with the control:

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

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ASeek up or next.
BVolume up or down. C Mute.

D Seek down or previous.

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DMute.
ESeek down or previous.

Seek and Media

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.

Press the media button repeatedly to:

Scroll through available audio modes.

CRUISE CONTROL

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See Cruise Control (page 211).

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Press to select or deselect voice control.

See your SYNC information.

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INFORMATION DISPLAY

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See Information Displays (page 99).

HEATED STEERING WHEEL (If

Equipped)

See your SYNC information.

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ADJUSTING THE PEDALS (If

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Never use the controls while your feet are on the accelerator and brake pedals and the vehicle is moving.

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You can find the control on the left side of the steering column. Press and hold the appropriate side of the control to move the pedals.

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A.Farther
B.Closer

You can save and recall the pedal positions with the memory feature. See Memory Function (page 144).

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

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WINDSHIELD WIPERS

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

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

Note: If streaks or smears appear on the windshield, clean the windshield and the wiper blades. If that does not resolve the issue, install new wiper blades.

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

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Note: If streaks or smears appear on the windshield, clean the windshield and the wiper blades. If that does not resolve the issue, install new wiper blades.

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

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

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Rotate away from you for long wipe interval.
Toward you for short wipe interval.

Use the rotary control to adjust the intermittent wipe interval.

Speed Dependent Wipers

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

AUTOWIPERS (If Equipped)

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

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

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Use the rotary control to adjust the sensitivity of the autowipers. When you select low sensitivity, the wipers operate when the sensor detects a large amount of water on the windshield. When you select high sensitivity, the wipers operate when the sensor detects a small amount of water on the windshield.

Note: When you set the wiper system to intermittent wipe and the autowiper system is on, the autowiper sensitivity setting adjusts the wiper speed according to the moisture on the windshield only. Use the wiper lever to wipe the windshield on-demand.

Keep the outside of the windshield clean. The rain sensor is very sensitive and the wipers may operate if dirt, mist or insects hit the windshield.

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In these conditions, you can do the following:

Lower the sensitivity of the autowipers to reduce the amount of smearing on the windshield.
Switch to normal or high-speed wipe.
Switch autowipers off.

Autowipers Settings

Autowipers default to on and remain on until you switch them off in the information display. When you switch off autowipers, the wipers operate in intermittent mode.

WINDSHIELD WASHERS

A wipe occurs a few seconds after washing to clear any remaining washer fluid. You can switch this feature on or off in the information display.

Front Camera Washer (If Equipped)

Operating the windshield washer also operates the front camera washer.

REAR WINDOW WIPER AND WASHERS

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

Rear Window Wiper Blade

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

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Rotate the control to switch on the rear wiper.

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

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Rear Window Washer

Rotate and hold the control to the top or bottom position to switch on the rear window washer. When you release the lever, wiping continues for a short period of time.

Rear Camera Washer

Operating the rear washer also turns on the rear camera washer.

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GENERAL INFORMATION

Condensation in the Exterior Front Lamps and Rear Lamps

Exterior front lamps and rear lamps have vents to accommodate normal changes in air pressure.

Condensation can be a natural by-product of this design. When moist air enters the lamp assembly through the vents, there is a possibility that condensation can occur when the temperature is cold. When normal condensation occurs, a fine mist can form on the interior of the lens. The fine mist eventually clears and exits through the vents during normal operation.

Clearing time may take as long as 48 hours under dry weather conditions.

Examples of acceptable condensation are:

The presence of a fine mist (no streaks, drip marks or large droplets).
A fine mist covers less than 50% of the lens.

Examples of unacceptable condensation are:

A water puddle inside the lamp.
Streaks, drip marks or large droplets present on the interior of the lens.

If you see any unacceptable condensation, have your vehicle checked by an authorized dealer.

LIGHTING CONTROL

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

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Push the lever away from you to switch

the high beam on.

Push the lever forward again or pull the

lever toward you to switch the high beams

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Slightly pull the lever toward you and release it to flash the headlamps.

AUTOLAMPS

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When the lighting control is in the autolamps position, you can switch on the following 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.

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

Windshield Wiper Activated Headlamps

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

When you switch the autolamps on, the windshield wiper activated headlamps turn on within 10 seconds of switching on the wipers. They turn off approximately 60 seconds after you switch the windshield wipers off.

The headlamps do not turn on with the wipers:

During a single wipe.
When you use the windshield washer.
If the wipers are in intermittent mode.

When the lighting control is in the

autolamps position, the headlamps

automatically turn on in low light situations

or when the wipers turn on.

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

Follow the steps below to change the delay time:

Note: You must complete steps 1 through 6 within 10 seconds.

1.Switch the ignition off.
2.Select the autolamp position on the lighting control.
3.Switch the lighting control to the off position.
4.Switch the ignition on.
5.Switch the ignition off.
6.Select the autolamp position on the lighting control. The headlamps and parking lamps turn on.
7.Switch the lighting control to the off position when you reach the required delay time. The headlamps and parking lamps turn off.

You can set the headlamp exit delay to one of the following settings:

Off.
10 seconds.
20 seconds.
120 seconds.

Note: You can adjust the time delay using the display controls in the information display.

DAYTIME RUNNING LAMPS (If

Equipped)

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

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Type 1 – Conventional (Non-Configurable)

The daytime running lamps turn on when:

1.You switch the ignition on.
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.

Type 2 – Configurable

Switch the daytime running lamps on or off using the information display controls.

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The daytime running lamps turn on when:

1.You switch them on in the information display.
2.You switch the ignition on.
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 lighting control sensor detects daylight, and the headlamps or parking lamps 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 you switch them off in the information display, the daytime running lamps are off in all lighting control switch positions.

Note: The system may not operate properly in cold or inclement conditions. You can switch on the high beams by manually overriding the system.

Note: If the system detects a blockage, for example bird droppings, bug splatter, snow or ice, the system goes into low beam mode until you clear the blockage. A message may appear in the information display if the camera is blocked.

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

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

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

The ambient light level is low enough.

AUTOMATIC HIGH BEAM

CONTROL (If Equipped)

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The system automatically turns on high beams if it is dark enough and no other traffic is present. If it detects an approaching vehicle’s headlamps or tail lamps, or street lighting ahead, the system turns off high beams before they can distract other road users. Low beams remain on.

Note: The system may not operate properly if the sensor is blocked. Keep the windshield free from obstruction or damage.

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There is no traffic in front of your vehicle.
The vehicle speed is greater than approximately 32 mph (52 km/h).

The high beams turn off if:

The ambient light level is high enough that high beams are not required.
The system detects an approaching vehicle’s headlamps or tail lamps.
The vehicle speed falls below approximately 16 mph (26 km/h).
The system detects severe rain, snow or fog.
The camera is blocked.

Switching the System On and Off

Switch the system on using the information display.

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Switch the lighting control to the autolamps position.

Manually Overriding the System

When you switch on the high beams, pushing or pulling the stalk provides a temporary override to low beam.

FRONT FOG LAMPS (If Equipped)

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To operate the left direction indicator, push the lever down until it stops.
To operate the right direction indicator, push the lever up until it stops.

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

INTERIOR LAMPS

Dome Lamp

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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 and the high beams are not on.

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Press the button to switch the lamps on or off.

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The lamps turn on when:

Any door is opened.
You press the dome lamp on the instrument panel.
You press a remote control button and the ignition is off.

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The lamps turn on when:

Any door is opened.
You adjust the instrument panel dimmer until the courtesy lamps turn on.
You press a remote control button and the ignition is off.

Press the button to switch the lamps on or off.

Battery Saver

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

The parking lamps do not turn off if you switch them on.

AMBIENT LIGHTING

Adjust the ambient lighting using the touchscreen. See your SYNC information.

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

Press the switch to open the window.

Lift the switch to close the window.

One-Touch Down

Bounce-Back

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

Overriding the Bounce-Back Feature

WARNING

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

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

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Pull up the window switch and hold within a few seconds of the window reaching the bounce-back position. The window travels up with no bounce-back protection. The window stops if you release the switch before the window closes fully.

Window Lock

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

Press the control to lock or unlock the rear window controls. It will illuminate when you lock the rear window controls.

One-Touch Up

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

Accessory Delay

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

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GLOBAL OPENING (If Equipped)

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You can use the remote control to open the windows and vent the moonroof with the ignition off.

Note: You can enable or disable this feature in the information display, or see an authorized dealer. See General Information (page 99).

Note: To operate this feature, accessory delay must not be active.

Front Windows

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ALeft-hand mirror.

You can open the windows for a short time after you unlock your vehicle with the remote control. After you unlock your vehicle, press and hold the remote control unlock button to open the windows. Release the button once movement starts. Press the lock or unlock button to stop movement.

Moonroof (If Equipped)

You can vent the moonroof after you unlock your vehicle with the remote control. After you unlock your vehicle, press and hold the remote control unlock button to vent the moonroof. Release the button once movement starts. Press the lock or unlock button to stop movement.

EXTERIOR MIRRORS

Power Exterior Mirrors

BAdjustment control. C Right-hand mirror.

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

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

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.

Auto-Folding Mirrors (If Equipped)

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Do not adjust the mirrors when your vehicle is moving.

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The exterior mirrors automatically fold in toward the glass after you place the transmission into park (P), turn off the vehicle, open and close the driver’s side door and lock the vehicle. The exterior mirrors automatically unfold and return to their driving position after you unlock the vehicle and open and close the driver’s side door.

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You can switch this feature on and off through the information display. See General Information (page 99).

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You can fold the mirrors on demand by pressing the power-folding mirror control located on the door. The control lights and the mirrors fold in toward the glass. Press the control again to unfold the mirrors. The control light turns off.

Note: If you use the power-folding control to fold the mirrors on demand and the auto fold feature is switched on, you must use the control again to unfold them.

Loose Mirror

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

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

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

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Heated Exterior Mirrors (If Equipped)

See Heated Windows and Mirrors (page 136).

Memory Mirrors (If Equipped)

You can save and recall the mirror positions through the memory function. See Memory Function (page 144).

Auto-dimming Feature (If Equipped)

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

Direction Indicator Mirrors (If Equipped)

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

Integrated Blind Spot Mirror (If

Equipped)

WARNING

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

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

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

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C

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B

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

INTERIOR MIRROR

WARNING

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Do not adjust the mirrors when your vehicle is moving. This could result in the loss of control of your vehicle,

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serious personal injury or death.

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

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

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

Auto-Dimming Mirror (If Equipped)

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

The mirror dims 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.

Blind Spot Information System (If

Equipped)

See Blind Spot Information System

(page 223).

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SUN VISORS  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 controls are located on the overhead console and have a one-touch open and close feature. To stop it during one-touch operation, press the control a second time.

Opening and Closing the

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Sunscreen

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

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Illuminated Vanity Mirror (If Equipped)

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Lift the cover to switch the lamp on.

MOONROOF (If Equipped)

WARNINGS

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

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hurt themselves.

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Press and release the control to open the sunscreen.

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

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

Opening and Closing the Moonroof

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

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

Pull and release the SLIDE control to close the moonroof.

Bounce-Back

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

Pull and hold the SLIDE 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.

Venting the Moonroof

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

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GAUGES

Type 1

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ATachometer.
BInformation display. See Information Displays (page 99). C Speedometer.

D Fuel gauge.

E Engine coolant temperature gauge.

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Type 2

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ALeft information display. See Information Displays (page 99). B Speedometer.

C Right information display. See SYNC™ 3 (page 406).

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Type 3

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ATachometer.
BInformation display. See Information Displays (page 99). C Speedometer.

D Fuel gauge.

E Engine coolant temperature gauge.

Information Display

Odometer

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

Compass

Displays the vehicle’s heading direction.

Trip Computer

See General Information (page 99).

Vehicle Settings and Personalization See General Information (page 99).

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Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge

Shows the temperature of the engine coolant. At normal operating temperature, the needle will remain in the center section. 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.

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

WARNING

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

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Fuel Gauge

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

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

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

After refueling some variability in needle position is normal:

It may take a short time for the needle to reach full after leaving the gas station. This is normal and depends upon the slope of pavement at the gas station.
The fuel amount dispensed into the tank is a little less or more than the gauge indicated. This is normal and depends upon the slope of pavement at the gas station.

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If the gas station nozzle shuts off before the tank is full, try a different gas pump nozzle.
There is a small reserve left in the tank when the fuel gauge reaches empty.

Low Fuel Reminder

A low fuel reminder triggers when the distance to empty reaches 75 miles (120 km), 50 miles (80 km), 25 miles (40 km), 10 miles (20 km) and 0 miles (0 km) .

Variations:

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

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

Adaptive Cruise Control (If Equipped)

The speed control system indicator light changes color to

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On (white light): Illuminates when you switch on the adaptive cruise control system. Turns off when the speed control system is turned off.

Engaged (green light): Illuminates when you engage the adaptive cruise control system. Turns off when you disengage the speed control system.

Anti-Lock Braking System

If it illuminates when you are driving, this indicates a

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

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 an authorized dealer.

WARNING

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

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

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Automatic High Beam Control

It will illuminate when this feature is on. See Automatic High Beam Control (page 81).

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Battery

If it illuminates while driving, it

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indicates a malfunction. Switch off all unnecessary electrical

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

Cruise Control (If Equipped)

It illuminates when you switch this feature on.

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Direction Indicator

Illuminates when you switch on the left or right direction indicator or the hazard warning

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flasher. If the indicators stay on or flash faster, check for a burned out bulb. See Changing a Bulb (page 292).

Blind Spot Monitor (If Equipped)

It illuminates when you switch

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Information System (page 223).

Door Ajar

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

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Brake System

It illuminates when you engage the parking brake with the

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Engine Coolant Temperature

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

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possible, switch off the engine and let cool.

See Engine Coolant Check (page 281).

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Engine Oil  High Beam

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 279).

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

Fasten Safety Belt

It illuminates and a chime

sounds to remind you to fasten

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your safety belt. See Seatbelt

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Reminder (page 37).

Front Airbag

If it fails to illuminate when you

start your vehicle, continues to

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flash or remains on, it indicates

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a malfunction. Have the system checked by an authorized dealer.

Front Fog Lamps (If Equipped)

Lights when you switch the front fog lamps on.

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Heads Up Display (If Equipped)

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It illuminates when you switch the high beam headlamps on. It

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flashes when you use the headlamp flasher.

Hood Ajar

Displays when the ignition is on and the hood is not completely

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Lane Keeping Aid (If Equipped)

Lights when the lane keeping system is activated.

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Liftgate Ajar

Lights when the liftgate is not completely closed.

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Low Fuel Level

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

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possible.

Low Tire Pressure Warning

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

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

It also illuminates 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 an authorized dealer.

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Low Washer Fluid

It illuminates when the windshield washer fluid is low.

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Parking Lamps

It illuminates when you switch the parking lamps on.

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Powertrain Fault

Illuminates when the system detects a powertrain or an 4WD fault. Contact an authorized

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dealer as soon as possible.

Service Engine Soon

If the service engine soon

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indicator light stays illuminated after you start the engine, it

indicates that the On Board Diagnostics system (OBD) has detected a malfunction of the vehicle emissions control system. Refer to On board diagnostics (OBD) in the Fuel and Refueling chapter for more information about having your vehicle serviced. See Emission Control System (page 176).

If the light is blinking, engine misfire is occurring which could damage your catalytic converter. Drive in a moderate fashion (avoid heavy acceleration and deceleration) and have your vehicle serviced immediately.

WARNING

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

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

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The service engine soon indicator light illuminates when you first switch on the ignition before 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 stays on until you crank the engine, then turns 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 176).

Stability Control

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Stability Control Off

image915 It illuminates when you switch the system off. It goes out when image916 you switch the system back on

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or when you switch the ignition off. See Using Stability Control (page 193).

Transmission Tow/Haul (If Equipped)

Illuminates when you activate the tow/haul feature. If the light

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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.

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 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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You can control various systems on your vehicle using the information display controls on the steering wheel. Corresponding information appears in the information display.

This icon gives you the ability to switch a feature on or off. A

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E204495 check in the box indicates the feature is enabled, and unchecked indicates the feature is disabled.

Information Display Controls (Type 1)

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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 submenu.
Press the left arrow button to exit a submenu.
Press the OK button to choose and confirm settings or messages.

Trip 1 & 2

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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Trip 1 & 2

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image941 Trip Odometer

image942 Trip Timer

image943 Fuel Used

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image946 Total Odometer (located in the lower right of the display)* *This also displays in other menus.

Digital Speedo – Shows a digital display of your vehicle speed.