2005 Ford Taurus Owner's Manual

2005 Ford Taurus owners manual
Year:
2005
Make:
Ford
Model:
Taurus
Rating:
(7)

Online manual

Size:
2.41 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
13
Entertainment Systems
15
AM/FM STEREO CASSETTE/MACH AUDIO SYSTEM WITH AM/FM STEREO CASSETTE (IF EQUIPPED)
15
AUDIO SYSTEM WITH AM/FM STEREO/SINGLE CD PLAYER (IF EQUIPPED)
18
CD CHANGER (IF EQUIPPED)
20
RADIO FREQUENCIES
21
RADIO RECEPTION FACTORS
21
CASSETTE/PLAYER CARE
21
CD/CD PLAYER CARE
22
AUDIO SYSTEM WARRANTY AND SERVICE
22
Climate Controls
23
MANUAL HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
23
OPERATING TIPS
24
AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
25
OPERATING TIPS
27
REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER
28
CABIN AIR FILTER
28
Lights
29
HEADLAMP CONTROL
29
Autolamp control (if equipped)
29
Daytime running lamps (DRL) (if equipped)
29
High beams
30
Flash to pass
30
PANEL DIMMER CONTROL
30
AIMING THE HEADLAMPS
31
Vertical aim adjustment
31
TURN SIGNAL CONTROL
32
INTERIOR LAMPS
32
Map lamps/dome lamp
32
Map lamps (with moon roof)
33
Rear dome lamp (wagon only)
33
BULB REPLACEMENT
34
Headlamp Condensation
34
Replacing exterior bulbs
34
Using the right bulbs
34
Replacing headlamp bulbs
35
Replacing front parking lamp/turn signal/cornering lamp bulbs
38
Replacing high-mount brakelamp assembly — Sedan only
39
Replacing high-mount brakelamp bulbs — Wagon only
39
Replacing high-mount brakelamp bulbs — Decklid spoiler
40
Replacing license plate lamp bulbs
41
Replacing tail/brake/turn signal/backup lamp bulbs
42
Driver Controls
44
MULTI-FUNCTION LEVER
44
Rear window wiper and washer (wagon only)
44
Changing the wiper blades
45
TILT STEERING WHEEL
46
ILLUMINATED VISOR MIRROR (IF EQUIPPED)
46
AUXILIARY POWER POINT (12VDC)
46
POWER WINDOWS
47
One touch down
47
Window lock
48
Accessory delay
48
MIRRORS
48
Automatic dimming inside rear view mirror (if equipped)
48
Power side view mirrors
49
Heated outside mirrors (if equipped)
49
SPEED CONTROL
49
Setting speed control
49
Disengaging speed control
50
Resuming a set speed
50
Increasing speed while using speed control
51
Reducing speed while using speed control
51
Turning off speed control
52
MOON ROOF (IF EQUIPPED)
52
HOMELINK WIRELESS CONTROL SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
53
Programming
53
Gate Operator & Canadian Programming
55
Operating the HomeLink Wireless Control System
56
Erasing HomeLink buttons
56
Reprogramming a single HomeLink button
56
MESSAGE CENTER
57
Selectable features
57
Reset
57
Info menu
57
Odometer/Trip odometer
57
Distance to empty (DTE)
57
Average fuel economy (AFE)
58
Distance to empty/Average fuel economy for FFV-equipped vehicles
58
Trip elapsed drive time
59
Outside air temperature (if equipped)
59
Compass display (if equipped)
59
Compass zone/calibration adjustment
60
Setup menu
61
Language
61
Units (English/Metric)
62
System check
62
System warnings
63
CENTER CONSOLE
66
CELL PHONE USE
66
POSITIVE RETENTION FLOOR MAT
67
INTERIOR TRUNK CONTROL (SEDANS)
67
LIFTGATE (WAGON ONLY)
68
CARGO AREA FEATURES
68
Storage compartment (Wagon)
68
Cargo net (if equipped) (Wagon)
68
Cargo cover (if equipped) (Wagon)
68
Rewinding the shade
69
Cargo utility hooks (Sedan)
70
LUGGAGE RACK (IF EQUIPPED) (WAGON)
70
Locks and Security
71
KEYS
71
POWER DOOR LOCKS
71
AUTOLOCK (IF EQUIPPED)
71
RELOCK
71
TO DEACTIVATE/REACTIVATE THE AUTOLOCK FEATURE USING THE POWER DOOR UNLOCK CONTROL
71
Smart unlocking feature
72
Childproof door locks
72
INTERIOR LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT RELEASE
73
REMOTE ENTRY SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
74
Unlocking the doors
74
Locking the doors
75
Sounding a panic alarm
75
Opening the trunk
75
Replacing the battery
75
Replacing lost remote entry transmitters
76
How to reprogram your remote entry transmitters
77
Illuminated entry
77
Perimeter lamps illuminated entry
78
Deactivating/activating perimeter lamps
78
KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
79
Programming a personal entry code
79
Erasing personal codes
80
Unlocking and locking the doors using keyless entry
80
Autolock (if equipped)
80
Relock
80
To deactivate/reactivate the autolock feature using the power door unlock control
81
SECURILOCK PASSIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM
81
Theft indicator
82
Automatic arming
82
Automatic disarming
82
Replacement keys
82
Programming spare keys
83
PERIMETER ALARM SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
84
Arming the system
84
Disarming the system
85
Triggering the anti-theft system
85
Seating and Safety Restraints
86
SEATING
86
Adjustable head restraints (front seats)
86
Using the manual lumbar support (if equipped)
87
Adjusting the front manual seat (if equipped)
87
Adjusting the front power seat (if equipped)
88
REAR SEATS
89
2nd seat/split-folding rear seat (if equipped)
89
3rd seat (if equipped) (wagon only)
89
SAFETY RESTRAINTS
91
Personal Safety System
91
How does the Personal Safety System work?
91
Driver and passenger dual-stage airbag supplemental restraints
92
Front crash severity sensor
92
Driver’s seat position sensor
92
Front passenger sensing system
92
Front safety belt usage sensors
93
Front safety belt pretensioners
93
Front safety belt energy management retractors
93
Determining if the Personal Safety System is operational
94
Safety belt precautions
94
Combination lap and shoulder belts
95
Energy management retractors
96
Vehicle sensitive mode
96
Automatic locking mode
96
How to use the automatic locking mode
97
How to disengage the automatic locking mode
97
Safety belt pretensioner
98
Safety belt usage sensors
99
Front safety belt height adjustment
99
Lap belts
100
Adjusting the center front lap belt
100
Safety belts for rear-facing occupants (wagon only)
100
Safety belt warning light and indicator chime
102
Conditions of operation
102
BeltMinder
102
One time disable
105
Deactivating/activating the BeltMinder feature
105
Safety belt extension assembly
106
Safety belt maintenance
106
AIRBAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS)
107
Important supplemental restraint system precautions
108
Children and airbags
110
How do the airbag supplemental restraints work?
110
Front passenger sensing system
111
Determining if the system is operational
114
Side airbag system (if equipped)
114
How does the side airbag system work?
115
Disposal of airbags and airbag equipped vehicles
116
SAFETY RESTRAINTS FOR CHILDREN
116
Important child restraint precautions
116
Children and safety belts
117
Child booster seats
117
Types of booster seats
118
SAFETY SEATS FOR CHILDREN
119
Child and infant or child safety seats
119
Installing child safety seats with combination lap and shoulder belts
121
Installing child safety seats in the lap belt seating positions
123
Attaching child safety seats with tether straps
124
Attaching safety seats with LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) attachments for child seat anchors
126
Tires, Wheels and Loading
129
INFORMATION ABOUT UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADING
129
Treadwear
129
Traction AA A B C
129
Temperature A B C
130
TIRES
130
Glossary of tire terminology
130
INSPECTING AND INFLATING YOUR TIRES
131
Inspecting your tires
132
Inflating your tires
132
TIRE REPLACEMENT REQUIREMENTS
134
CHANGING THE TIRES
134
Temporary spare tire information
134
Dissimilar spare tire/wheel information (if equipped)
135
Tire change procedure
136
WHEEL LUG NUT TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
139
INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE TIRE SIDEWALL
140
Information on “P” type tires
140
Additional information contained on the tire sidewall for “LT” type tires
143
Information on “T” type tires
144
Location of the tire label
144
TIRE CARE
144
Tire wear
145
Safety practices
146
Highway hazards
146
Tire and wheel alignment
146
Tire rotation
147
SNOW TIRES AND CHAINS
148
VEHICLE LOADING – WITH AND WITHOUT A TRAILER
149
TRAILER TOWING
155
Preparing to tow
156
Hitches
156
Safety chains
157
Trailer brakes
157
Trailer lamps
157
Driving while you tow
157
Servicing after towing
157
Trailer towing tips
158
RECREATIONAL TOWING
158
Driving
159
STARTING
159
Positions of the ignition
159
Preparing to start your vehicle
159
Important safety precautions
160
Starting the engine
162
Cold weather starting (flexible fuel vehicles only)
162
If the engine fails to start using the preceding instructions (flexible fuel vehicles only)
162
Using the engine block heater (if equipped)
163
Guarding against exhaust fumes
163
Important ventilating information
163
BRAKES
163
Four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS) (if equipped)
164
Using ABS
164
ABS warning lamp
164
Parking brake
165
Park brake warning chime
165
TRACTION CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
165
STEERING
166
AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE OPERATION
167
Brake-shift interlock
167
168
Driving with an automatic overdrive transaxle
168
Understanding the gearshift positions of the 4–speed automatic transaxle
169
If your vehicle gets stuck in mud or snow
171
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
171
Roadside Emergencies
172
GETTING ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
172
USING ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
172
ROADSIDE COVERAGE BEYOND BASIC WARRANTY
173
HAZARD FLASHER
173
FUEL PUMP SHUT-OFF SWITCH
173
FUSES
175
Standard fuse amperage rating and color
175
Passenger compartment fuse panel
175
Power distribution box
179
Relays
181
JUMP STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
182
Preparing your vehicle
182
Connecting the jumper cables
183
Jump starting
185
Removing the jumper cables
185
WRECKER TOWING
187
Customer Assistance
189
GETTING THE SERVICES YOU NEED
189
At home
189
Away from home
189
Additional Assistance
190
IN CALIFORNIA (U.S. ONLY)
191
THE DISPUTE SETTLEMENT BOARD (U.S. ONLY)
192
What kinds of cases does the Board review?
192
Board membership
193
What the Board needs
193
Oral presentations
194
Making a decision
194
To request a DSB Brochure/Application
194
UTILIZING THE MEDIATION/ARBITRATION PROGRAM (CANADA ONLY)
195
FORD EXTENDED SERVICE PLAN
195
GETTING ASSISTANCE OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND CANADA
196
ORDERING ADDITIONAL OWNER’S LITERATURE
197
Obtaining a French owner’s guide
197
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (U.S. ONLY)
197
Cleaning
198
WASHING THE EXTERIOR
198
WAXING
198
PAINT CHIPS
198
ALUMINUM WHEELS AND WHEEL COVERS
199
ENGINE
199
PLASTIC (NON-PAINTED) EXTERIOR PARTS
200
WINDOWS AND WIPER BLADES
201
INSTRUMENT PANEL AND CLUSTER LENS
201
INTERIOR
201
LEATHER SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
202
INTERIOR TRIM
202
UNDERBODY
202
FORD AND LINCOLN MERCURY CAR CARE PRODUCTS
203
Maintenance and Specifications
204
SERVICE RECOMMENDATIONS
204
PRECAUTIONS WHEN SERVICING YOUR VEHICLE
204
Working with the engine off
204
Working with the engine on
205
OPENING THE HOOD
205
IDENTIFYING COMPONENTS IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT
206
3.0L V6 Vulcan engine
206
3.0L DOHC V6 Duratec engine
207
WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID
208
Checking and adding washer fluid for the liftgate (Wagon)
209
ENGINE OIL
209
Checking the engine oil
209
Adding engine oil
211
Engine oil and filter recommendations
212
Use SAE 5W-20 engine oil.
212
BATTERY
213
ENGINE COOLANT
215
Checking engine coolant
215
Adding engine coolant
216
Recycled engine coolant
218
Coolant refill capacity
219
Severe climates
219
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT AUTOMOTIVE FUELS
220
Important safety precautions
220
Refueling
222
Fuel Filler Cap
223
Choosing the right fuel
223
Octane recommendations
224
Fuel quality
224
Cleaner air
225
Running out of fuel
225
Fuel Filter
226
ESSENTIALS OF GOOD FUEL ECONOMY
226
Measuring techniques
226
Filling the tank
226
Calculating fuel economy
227
Driving style — good driving and fuel economy habits
227
Habits
227
Maintenance
228
Conditions
228
EPA window sticker
229
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
229
On board diagnostics (OBD-II)
230
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) testing
231
POWER STEERING FLUID
232
3.0L V6 Vulcan engine
233
3.0L DOHC V6 Duratec engine
233
BRAKE FLUID
234
TRANSMISSION FLUID
234
Checking automatic transmission fluid
234
Low fluid level
235
Correct fluid level
235
High fluid level
235
Adjusting automatic transmission fluid levels
235
MOTORCRAFT PART NUMBERS
236
REFILL CAPACITIES
237
LUBRICANT SPECIFICATIONS
238
ENGINE DATA
240
VEHICLE DIMENSIONS
240
IDENTIFYING YOUR VEHICLE
242
Certification label
242
Vehicle identification number (VIN)
243
Engine number
243
Transmission/Transaxle code designations
244
Accessories
245
GENUINE FORD ACCESSORIES FOR YOUR VEHICLE
245
Exterior style
245
Interior style
245
Lifestyle
246
Peace of mind
246
Index
247

FAQ about the 2005 Ford Taurus Manual

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

  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
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  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Best practice for driving your Ford Taurus
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations

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