2005 Ford Freestar Owner's Manual

2005 Ford Freestar owners manual
Year:
2005
Make:
Ford
Model:
Freestar
Rating:
(8)

Online manual

Size:
3.53 MB

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
1
Introduction
4
CONGRATULATIONS
4
SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION
5
Warning symbols in this guide
5
Warning symbols on your vehicle
5
Protecting the environment
5
BREAKING-IN YOUR VEHICLE
5
SPECIAL NOTICES
6
Emission warranty
6
Service Data Recording
6
Event Data Recording
6
Special instructions
7
MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA VEHICLE SPECIFIC INFORMATION
7
Instrument Cluster
10
WARNING LIGHTS AND CHIMES
10
GAUGES
15
Entertainment Systems
18
AM/FM STEREO SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
18
AM/FM STEREO/ SINGLE CD SOUND SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
20
PREMIUM IN-DASH SIX CD SOUND SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
23
AM/FM STEREO CASSETTE/SINGLE CD SOUND SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
26
AUXILIARY AUDIO CONTROLS (IF EQUIPPED)
29
Parental control
30
Dual play mode
31
RADIO FREQUENCIES
31
RADIO RECEPTION FACTORS
31
CASSETTE/PLAYER CARE
32
CD/CD PLAYER CARE
32
AUDIO SYSTEM WARRANTY AND SERVICE
33
Climate Controls
34
MANUAL HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
34
Operating tips
35
DUAL ZONE MANUAL HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM WITH REAR PASSENGER COMPARTMENT CLIMATE CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
36
Operating tips
37
DUAL ZONE AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL WITH REAR PASSENGER COMPARTMENT CLIMATE CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
39
DUAL ZONE AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL WITH HEATED SEATS AND REAR PASSENGER COMPARTMENT CLIMATE CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
41
OPERATING TIPS
43
AUXILIARY CLIMATE CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
44
REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER
44
CABIN AIR FILTER
44
Lights
45
HEADLAMP CONTROL
45
Autolamp control (if equipped)
45
Autolamps - Programmable exit delay
46
Daytime running lamps (DRL) (if equipped)
46
High beams
47
Flash to pass
47
Battery saver
47
PANEL DIMMER CONTROL
47
AIMING THE HEADLAMPS
48
Vertical aim adjustment
48
TURN SIGNAL CONTROL
49
INTERIOR LAMPS
50
Map lamps (if equipped)
50
Second row & third row dome and map lamps (if equipped)
50
Dome lamps (if equipped)
51
Cargo lamp
51
BULB REPLACEMENT
51
Headlamp Condensation
51
Replacing exterior bulbs
51
Using the right bulbs
52
Replacing headlamp bulbs
53
Replacing front parking/turn/sidemarker signal bulbs
53
Replacing tail lamp/backup/turn lamp bulbs
54
Replacing high-mount brakelamp bulbs
54
Replacing license plate lamp bulb
55
Replacing supplemental park lamp or cornering lamp bulbs (if equipped)
55
Driver Controls
56
MULTI-FUNCTION LEVER
56
Rear window wiper/washer controls
56
Changing the wiper blades
57
TILT STEERING WHEEL
57
ILLUMINATED VISOR MIRROR (IF EQUIPPED)
58
OVERHEAD CONSOLE (IF EQUIPPED)
58
Conversation mirror
58
Electronic compass/temperature display (if equipped)
59
Zone variation mode
60
Compass calibration mode
60
SLIDING DOOR OPERATION
61
Power Sliding Door (PSD) (if equipped)
62
Opening and closing the PSD
62
Disabling PSD power operation
64
Safety/Obstructions
64
Resetting the PSD
65
Sliding Door Child Safety Lock
65
INSTRUMENT PANEL STORAGE COMPARTMENT
66
CLOCK (IF EQUIPPED)
66
AUXILIARY POWER POINT (12VDC)
66
POWER WINDOWS
68
One touch down
68
Accessory delay
68
Power vent windows
69
MIRRORS
69
Automatic dimming inside rear view mirror (if equipped)
69
Power side view mirrors
69
Heated outside mirrors (if equipped)
70
Signal indicator mirrors (if equipped)
70
Fold-away mirrors
70
POWER ADJUSTABLE FOOT PEDALS (IF EQUIPPED)
71
SPEED CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
71
Setting speed control
71
Disengaging speed control
72
Resuming a set speed
72
Increasing speed while using speed control
72
Reducing speed while using speed control
73
Turning off speed control
73
STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS (IF EQUIPPED)
74
RADIO CONTROL FEATURES
74
CENTER CONSOLE (IF EQUIPPED)
74
CELL PHONE USE
74
POSITIVE RETENTION FLOOR MAT (IF EQUIPPED)
75
HOMELINK WIRELESS CONTROL SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
75
Programming
76
Gate Operator & Canadian Programming
77
Operating the HomeLink Wireless Control System
78
Erasing HomeLink buttons
78
Reprogramming a single HomeLink button
78
MESSAGE CENTER (IF EQUIPPED)
79
Selectable features
79
Reset
79
Info menu
79
Odometer/Trip Odometer
80
Distance to empty (DTE)
80
Average Fuel Economy (AFE)
80
Trip elapsed drive time
81
Display on/off
81
Setup menu
81
Language
81
Units (English/Metric)
82
System check
82
System warnings
83
LIFTGATE
88
POWER LIFTGATE (PLG) (IF EQUIPPED)
88
CARGO AREA FEATURES
92
Cargo net (if equipped)
92
Utility hooks
92
LUGGAGE RACK (IF EQUIPPED)
92
Locks and Security
94
KEYS
94
POWER DOOR LOCKS
94
Memory lock
94
Smart locks (if equipped)
94
Childproof door locks
95
Unlocking the liftgate during a battery failure
95
REMOTE ENTRY SYSTEM
96
Unlocking the doors
98
Opening/closing power sliding doors (if equipped)
98
Opening power liftgate (PLG) (if equipped)
99
Locking the doors
99
Sounding a panic alarm
100
Replacing the battery
100
Replacing lost remote entry transmitters
101
How to reprogram your remote entry transmitters
101
Illuminated entry
102
Illuminated exit
102
Perimeter lamps illuminated entry (if equipped)
102
Deactivating/activating perimeter lamps
103
Memory feature (if equipped)
103
Associating the remote transmitter with the memory feature
104
Disassociating the memory feature from the remote transmitter
104
KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
104
Programming a personal entry code
105
Erasing personal code
106
Unlocking and locking the doors using keyless entry
106
Autolock
106
Relock
107
Deactivating/activating the autolock feature
107
Deactivating/reactivating the autolock feature using the keypad (if equipped)
107
To deactivate/reactivate the autolock feature using the power door unlock control
107
SECURILOCK PASSIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM
108
Theft indicator
108
Key information
108
Programming spare keys
109
PERIMETER ALARM SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
111
Arming the system
111
Disarming the system
111
Seating and Safety Restraints
112
SEATING
112
Adjustable head restraints (if equipped)
112
Adjusting the front manual seat (if equipped)
113
Adjusting the front power seat (if equipped)
114
Heated seats (if equipped)
115
Using the manual lumbar support (if equipped)
115
Kangaroo pouch and map pocket (if equipped)
115
Memory seats/sideview mirrors/adjustable pedals (if equipped)
116
REAR SEATS
116
Head restraints
116
Seat mounted cup holders (if equipped)
117
Adjusting 2nd row seats (if equipped)
118
Adjusting second row bucket and bench seat back
119
Accessing the third row seat with a second row bucket seat
120
Second row bench seat tip slide feature
122
Exiting the third row seat
123
Removal of second row seats from vehicle
124
Second row bench seat
125
Installation of second row seats
127
Second row bucket seats
127
Second row bench seat
129
Stowing the third row seat
130
Unstowing the third row seat
134
Third row seat features
135
Tailgate function
136
SAFETY RESTRAINTS
137
Personal Safety System
137
How does the Personal Safety System work?
138
Driver and passenger dual-stage airbag supplemental restraints
138
Front crash severity sensor
138
Driver’s seat position sensor
138
Front passenger sensing system
138
Front safety belt usage sensors
139
Front safety belt pretensioners
139
Front safety belt energy management retractors
140
Determining if the Personal Safety System is operational
140
Safety belt precautions
140
Combination lap and shoulder belts
142
Energy Management Feature — Outboard
142
Vehicle sensitive mode
143
Automatic locking mode
143
When to use the automatic locking mode
143
How to use the automatic locking mode
143
How to disengage the automatic locking mode
144
Safety belt height adjustment
144
Third row comfort guide
145
Safety belt warning light and indicator chime
145
Conditions of operation
146
BeltMinder
146
One time disable
149
Deactivating/activating the BeltMinder feature
149
Safety belt extension assembly
150
Safety belt maintenance
151
Replacing the front seat belt assemblies after a collision
151
AIRBAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS)
152
Important SRS precautions
152
Children and airbags
154
How does the airbag supplemental restraint system work?
154
Front passenger sensing system
156
Determining if the system is operational
159
Side airbag system (if equipped)
159
How does the side airbag system work?
160
Safety Canopy system (if equipped)
161
How does the Safety Canopy system work?
162
Determining if the system is operational
164
Disposal of airbags and airbag equipped vehicles (including pretensioners)
164
SAFETY RESTRAINTS FOR CHILDREN
164
Important child restraint precautions
164
Children and safety belts
165
Child booster seats
165
Types of booster seats
166
SAFETY SEATS FOR CHILDREN
168
Child and infant or child safety seats
168
Installing child safety seats with combination lap and shoulder belts
169
Attaching child safety seats with tether straps
172
Front passenger seating position (manual adjusting seats only)
173
Rear seating positions
175
Attaching safety seats with LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) attachments for child seat anchors
176
Tires, Wheels and Loading
178
INFORMATION ABOUT UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADING
178
Treadwear
178
Traction AA A B C
178
Temperature A B C
179
TIRES
179
Glossary of tire terminology
179
INSPECTING AND INFLATING YOUR TIRES
180
Inspecting your tires
181
Inflating your tires
181
TIRE REPLACEMENT REQUIREMENTS
183
CHANGING A FLAT TIRE
183
Temporary spare tire information
184
Dissimilar spare tire/wheel information (if equipped)
185
Location of the spare tire and tools
186
Removing the jack and tools
186
Removing the spare tire
186
Stowing the primary tether
187
Tire change procedure
187
Stowing the flat and full-size tire
190
Stowing the spare tire
191
WHEEL LUG NUT TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
191
INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE TIRE SIDEWALL
192
Information on “P” type tires
192
Additional information contained on the tire sidewall for “LT” type tires
195
Information on “T” type tires
196
Location of the tire label
196
TIRE CARE
197
Tire wear
197
Safety practices
198
Highway hazards
198
Tire and wheel alignment
198
Tire rotation
199
LOW TIRE WARNING — INDIRECT (IF EQUIPPED)
200
SNOW TIRES AND CHAINS
203
VEHICLE LOADING – WITH AND WITHOUT A TRAILER
203
TRAILER TOWING
210
Preparing to tow
211
Hitches
211
Safety chains
212
Trailer brakes
212
Trailer lamps
212
Driving while you tow
213
Servicing after towing
213
Trailer towing tips
213
RECREATIONAL TOWING
214
Driving
215
STARTING
215
Positions of the ignition
215
Preparing to start your vehicle
215
Important safety precautions
216
Starting the engine
217
Using the engine block heater (if equipped)
218
Guarding against exhaust fumes
218
Important ventilating information
218
BRAKES
219
Four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
219
ABS warning lamp
219
Using ABS
219
Brake Assist (if equipped as part of the AdvanceTrac system)
220
Parking brake
220
ADVANCETRAC STABILITY ENHANCEMENT SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
220
STEERING
223
AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE OPERATION
223
Brake-shift interlock
223
Driving with an automatic overdrive transaxle with column gearshift
224
Understanding the gearshift positions of the 4–speed automatic transaxle
225
If your vehicle gets stuck in mud or snow
226
REVERSE SENSING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
226
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
228
Roadside Emergencies
229
GETTING ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
229
USING ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
229
ROADSIDE COVERAGE BEYOND BASIC WARRANTY
230
HAZARD FLASHER CONTROL
230
FUEL PUMP SHUT-OFF SWITCH
230
FUSES AND RELAYS
231
Fuses
231
Standard fuse amperage rating and color
232
Passenger compartment fuse panel
232
Power distribution box
235
Auxiliary relay box (cooling fans)
239
JUMP STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
239
Preparing your vehicle
240
Connecting the jumper cables
240
Jump starting
242
Removing the jumper cables
243
WRECKER TOWING
245
Customer Assistance
246
GETTING THE SERVICES YOU NEED
246
At home
246
Away from home
246
Additional Assistance
247
IN CALIFORNIA (U.S. ONLY)
248
THE DISPUTE SETTLEMENT BOARD (U.S. ONLY)
249
What kinds of cases does the Board review?
249
Board membership
250
What the Board needs
250
Oral presentations
251
Making a decision
251
To request a DSB Brochure/Application
251
UTILIZING THE MEDIATION/ARBITRATION PROGRAM (CANADA ONLY)
252
FORD EXTENDED SERVICE PLAN
252
GETTING ASSISTANCE OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND CANADA
253
ORDERING ADDITIONAL OWNER’S LITERATURE
254
Obtaining a French owner’s guide
254
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (U.S. ONLY)
254
Cleaning
255
WASHING THE EXTERIOR
255
WAXING
255
PAINT CHIPS
256
ALUMINUM WHEELS AND WHEEL COVERS
256
ENGINE
256
PLASTIC (NON-PAINTED) EXTERIOR PARTS
257
WINDOWS AND WIPER BLADES
257
INSTRUMENT PANEL AND CLUSTER LENS
258
INTERIOR TRIM
258
INTERIOR
259
LEATHER SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
259
UNDERBODY
259
FORD AND LINCOLN MERCURY CAR CARE PRODUCTS
260
Maintenance and Specifications
261
SERVICE RECOMMENDATIONS
261
PRECAUTIONS WHEN SERVICING YOUR VEHICLE
261
Working with the engine off
261
Working with the engine on
261
OPENING THE HOOD
262
IDENTIFYING COMPONENTS IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT
263
3.9L/4.2L V6 engines
263
WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID
264
Checking and adding washer fluid for the liftgate
264
ENGINE OIL
264
Checking the engine oil
264
Adding engine oil
266
Engine oil and filter recommendations
267
Use SAE 5W-20 engine oil.
267
BATTERY
268
ENGINE COOLANT
270
Checking engine coolant
270
Adding engine coolant
271
Recycled engine coolant
273
Coolant refill capacity
274
Severe climates
274
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT AUTOMOTIVE FUELS
275
Important safety precautions
275
Refueling
276
Fuel Filler Cap
277
Choosing the right fuel
278
Octane recommendations
278
Fuel quality
278
Cleaner air
279
Running out of fuel
279
Fuel Filter
279
ESSENTIALS OF GOOD FUEL ECONOMY
280
Measuring techniques
280
Filling the tank
280
Calculating fuel economy
281
Driving style — good driving and fuel economy habits
281
Habits
281
Maintenance
282
Conditions
282
EPA window sticker
283
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
283
On board diagnostics (OBD-II)
284
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) testing
284
POWER STEERING FLUID
285
BRAKE FLUID
286
TRANSMISSION FLUID
286
Checking automatic transmission fluid
286
Low fluid level
287
Correct fluid level
287
High fluid level
287
Adjusting automatic transmission fluid levels
287
AIR FILTER
288
MOTORCRAFT PART NUMBERS
292
REFILL CAPACITIES
293
LUBRICANT SPECIFICATIONS
294
ENGINE DATA
296
VEHICLE DIMENSIONS
296
IDENTIFYING YOUR VEHICLE
297
Certification label
297
Vehicle identification number (VIN)
298
Engine number
298
Transmission/Transaxle code designations
299
Accessories
300
GENUINE FORD ACCESSORIES FOR YOUR VEHICLE
300
Exterior style
300
Interior style
300
Lifestyle
300
Peace of mind
301
Index
302

FAQ about the 2005 Ford Freestar Manual

What contains the 2005 Freestar manual?

The Ford Freestar owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Ford to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Ford Freestar. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Ford Freestar 2005 owner's manual:

  • Maintenance for your Ford Freestar, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Ford Freestar owners can do
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Best practice for driving your Ford Freestar

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