2006 Ford Five Hundred Owner's Manual

2006 Ford Five Hundred owners manual
Year:
2006
Make:
Ford
Model:
Five Hundred
Rating:
(10)

Online manual

Size:
2.43 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
New Vehicle Limited Warranty
6
Service Data Recording
6
Event Data Recording
6
Special instructions
7
Cell phone use
7
Middle East/North Africa vehicle specific information
7
Instrument Cluster
10
WARNING LIGHTS AND CHIMES
10
GAUGES
14
Entertainment Systems
17
AUDIO SYSTEMS
17
AM/FM stereo/ single CD sound system (if equipped)
17
Premium/Audiophile In-Dash Six CD/MP3 Sound System (if equipped)
20
GENERAL AUDIO INFORMATION
24
Navigation system (if equipped)
25
FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT DVD SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
25
25
DVD player controls
25
DVD control features
26
Menu control
26
Next/Previous control
27
REV/FWD control
27
Enter control
28
CD play mode
28
Slow play mode
28
User menu mode
28
Remote control
29
Dual play mode
30
Single play mode
30
Battery replacement
31
Parental control
31
Wireless headphones
32
Wireless headphone operation
32
Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) flip-down screen
33
Playback and format
34
Saving MP3 files
34
Family Entertainment DVD System protection circuits
34
High temperature sensor circuit
34
Operating
34
Inserting a CD/DVD
35
Removing a CD/DVD (while playing)
35
Playing an auxiliary device
35
On-screen indicators
36
Safety information
37
Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Compliance
38
Care and service of the DVD player
38
Environmental extremes
38
Temperature extremes
38
Humidity and moisture condensation
38
Cleaning the liquid crystal display (LCD) flip-down screen
39
Foreign substances
39
Cleaning compact discs
39
Cleaning the DVD player
39
Climate Controls
40
MANUAL HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
40
Operating tips
41
DUAL ZONE AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
42
Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control with heated seats (if equipped)
44
Operating tips
46
REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER
47
Lights
48
HEADLAMP CONTROL
48
Autolamp control (if equipped)
48
Autolamps - Programmable exit delay
48
High beams
49
Flash to pass
49
Foglamp control (if equipped)
49
Daytime running lamps (DRL) (if equipped)
50
PANEL DIMMER CONTROL
50
AIMING THE HEADLAMPS
50
Vertical aim adjustment
50
TURN SIGNAL CONTROL
52
INTERIOR LAMPS
52
Dome lamps and map lamps
52
BULB REPLACEMENT
52
Headlamp Condensation
52
Using the right bulbs
53
Replacing exterior bulbs
53
Replacing headlamp (low beam) bulbs
53
Replacing headlamp (high beam) bulbs
54
Replacing front parking lamp/turn signal bulbs
55
Replacing tail lamp/brake lamp/backup lamp/turn signal lamp bulbs
55
Replacing high-mount brake lamp bulbs
56
Replacing license plate lamp bulbs
56
Replacing foglamp bulbs
57
Driver Controls
58
MULTI-FUNCTION LEVER
58
TILT STEERING WHEEL
59
ILLUMINATED VISOR MIRROR (IF EQUIPPED)
59
OVERHEAD CONSOLE
59
Storage compartment
60
CLOCK (IF EQUIPPED)
60
INSTRUMENT PANEL STORAGE COMPARTMENT
60
CENTER CONSOLE
60
AUXILIARY POWER POINT (12VDC)
61
POWER WINDOWS
61
One touch up or down
62
Window lock
63
Bounce-Back (Driver’s window only)
63
Security Override
63
Accessory delay
63
AUTOMATIC DIMMING INSIDE REAR VIEW MIRROR (IF EQUIPPED)
64
EXTERIOR MIRRORS
64
Power side view mirrors
64
Fold-away mirrors
64
Heated outside mirrors (if equipped)
65
POWER ADJUSTABLE FOOT PEDALS (IF EQUIPPED)
65
SPEED CONTROL
65
Setting speed control
66
Disengaging speed control
66
Resuming a set speed
67
Increasing speed while using speed control
67
Reducing speed while using speed control
67
Turning off speed control
68
STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS (IF EQUIPPED)
68
Radio control features
68
MOON ROOF (IF EQUIPPED)
69
HOMELINK WIRELESS CONTROL SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
70
Programming
71
Gate Operator & Canadian Programming
72
Operating the HomeLink Wireless Control System
73
Erasing HomeLink buttons
73
Reprogramming a single HomeLink button
73
MESSAGE CENTER (IF EQUIPPED)
74
Selectable features
74
Reset
74
Info menu
74
Odometer/Trip odometer
74
Distance to empty (DTE)
75
Average fuel economy (AFE)
75
Fuel Used
76
Trip elapsed drive time
76
Compass display
76
Compass zone adjustment
76
Compass calibration adjustment
77
Setup menu
78
Language
78
Units (English/Metric)
79
System check
79
System warnings
80
INTERIOR TRUNK CONTROL
83
CARGO AREA FEATURES
83
Cargo net (if equipped)
83
Locks and Security
84
KEYS
84
POWER DOOR LOCKS
84
Smart locks
84
Power door lock/unlock inhibit feature
84
CHILDPROOF DOOR LOCKS
85
INTERIOR LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT RELEASE
85
REMOTE ENTRY SYSTEM
87
Unlocking the doors
87
Locking the doors
88
Sounding a panic alarm
88
Opening the trunk
88
Memory seats/power mirrors/adjustable pedals (if equipped)
88
Activating the memory seat feature
89
Replacing the battery
89
Replacing lost remote entry transmitters
90
How to reprogram your remote entry transmitters
91
Illuminated entry
91
Battery saver
92
Illuminated exit
92
KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM
93
Programming a personal entry code and keypad association to memory seats, mirrors and pedals
93
Erasing personal code
94
Anti-scan feature
94
Unlocking and locking the doors using keyless entry
94
Autolock
94
Deactivating/activating autolock
95
Power door unlock/lock procedure
95
Keyless entry key pad procedure
95
SECURILOCK PASSIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM
96
Anti-theft indicator
96
Automatic arming
97
Automatic disarming
97
Replacement keys
97
Programming spare keys
97
PERIMETER ALARM SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
99
Arming the system
99
Disarming the system
100
Triggering the anti-theft system
100
Seating and Safety Restraints
101
SEATING
101
Adjustable head restraints
101
Using the manual lumbar support (if equipped)
102
Folding down the front passenger seatback
102
Adjusting the front manual seat (if equipped)
103
Adjusting the front power seat (if equipped)
104
Heated seats (if equipped)
106
Memory seats/power mirrors/adjustable pedals (if equipped)
106
REAR SEATS
107
Head restraints (if equipped)
107
Split-folding rear seat
107
Seat mounted cup holders and armrest storage compartment (if equipped)
108
SAFETY RESTRAINTS
109
Personal Safety System
109
How does the Personal Safety System work?
109
Driver and passenger dual-stage airbag supplemental restraints
110
Front crash severity sensor
110
Driver’s seat position sensor
110
Front passenger sensing system
110
Front safety belt usage sensors
111
Front safety belt pretensioners
111
Front safety belt energy management retractors
111
Determining if the Personal Safety System is operational
111
Safety belt precautions
112
Combination lap and shoulder belts
113
Energy Management Feature — Front Outboard
114
Vehicle sensitive mode
114
Automatic locking mode
114
When to use the automatic locking mode
114
How to use the automatic locking mode
115
How to disengage the automatic locking mode
115
Safety belt height adjustment
116
Safety belt warning light and indicator chime
116
Conditions of operation
116
BeltMinder
117
One time disable
120
Deactivating/activating the BeltMinder feature
120
Safety belt extension assembly
122
Safety belt maintenance
122
AIRBAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS)
123
Important supplemental restraint system precautions
123
Children and airbags
125
How does the airbag supplemental restraint system work?
125
Front passenger sensing system
127
Determining if the system is operational
131
Seat-mounted side airbag system (if equipped)
132
How does the side airbag system work?
133
Safety Canopy system (if equipped)
134
How does the Safety Canopy system work?
135
Determining if the system is operational
137
Disposal of airbags and airbag equipped vehicles
137
SAFETY RESTRAINTS FOR CHILDREN
137
Important child restraint precautions
137
Children and safety belts
138
Child booster seats
138
When children should use booster seats
139
Types of booster seats
139
The importance of shoulder belts
140
SAFETY SEATS FOR CHILDREN
141
Child and infant or child safety seats
141
Installing child safety seats with combination lap and shoulder belts
142
Attaching child safety seats with tether straps
145
Attaching safety seats with LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) attachments for child seat anchors
147
Tires, Wheels and Loading
149
INFORMATION ABOUT UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADING
149
Treadwear
149
Traction AA A B C
149
Temperature A B C
150
TIRES
150
Glossary of tire terminology
150
INFLATING YOUR TIRES
151
TIRE CARE
153
Inspecting your tires
153
Tire wear
154
Damage
154
U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number (TIN)
154
Tire Replacement Requirements
155
Safety practices
155
Highway hazards
156
Tire and wheel alignment
156
Tire rotation
156
INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE TIRE SIDEWALL
158
Information on “P” type tires
158
Additional information contained on the tire sidewall for “LT” type tires
161
Information on “T” type tires
162
Location of the tire label
162
SNOW TIRES AND CHAINS
163
VEHICLE LOADING – WITH AND WITHOUT A TRAILER
163
TRAILER TOWING
169
Preparing to tow
169
Hitches
169
Safety chains
169
Trailer brakes
170
Trailer lamps
170
Driving while you tow
170
Servicing after towing
170
Trailer towing tips
170
RECREATIONAL TOWING
171
Driving
172
STARTING
172
Positions of the ignition
172
Starting your vehicle
172
Important safety precautions
173
Starting the engine
174
Guarding against exhaust fumes
175
Important ventilating information
175
USING THE ENGINE BLOCK HEATER (IF EQUIPPED)
175
BRAKES
175
Four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
176
Using ABS
176
ABS warning lamp
176
Parking brake
177
TRACTION CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
178
STEERING
178
AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE OPERATION
179
Brake-shift interlock
179
Understanding the gearshift positions of the Continuously Variable Transaxle (CVT) (if equipped)
181
Understanding the gearshift positions of the 6–speed automatic transaxle (if equipped)
182
REVERSE SENSING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
183
ALL WHEEL DRIVE (AWD) SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
185
Driving off-highway with AWD vehicles
185
Basic operating principles
186
If your vehicle goes off the edge of the pavement
186
If your vehicle gets stuck
186
Emergency maneuvers
187
AWD Systems (if equipped)
188
Sand
188
Mud and water
188
Driving on hilly or sloping terrain
189
Driving on snow and ice
190
Maintenance and Modifications
191
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
191
Roadside Emergencies
192
ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
192
Getting roadside assistance
192
Using roadside assistance
193
Roadside coverage beyond basic warranty
193
HAZARD FLASHER CONTROL
194
FUEL PUMP SHUT-OFF SWITCH
194
FUSES AND RELAYS
195
Fuses
195
Standard fuse amperage rating and color
195
Passenger compartment fuse panel/Smart Junction Box (SJB)
196
Power distribution box
198
CHANGING THE TIRES
201
Dissimilar spare tire/wheel information
202
Removing the spare tire and jack
204
Tire change procedure
204
Stowing the tire and jack
207
WHEEL LUG NUT TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
208
JUMP STARTING
208
Preparing your vehicle
209
Connecting the jumper cables
209
Jump starting
211
Removing the jumper cables
212
WRECKER TOWING
214
Customer Assistance
216
GETTING THE SERVICES YOU NEED
216
At home
216
Away from home
216
Additional Assistance
217
IN CALIFORNIA (U.S. ONLY)
218
THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU (BBB) AUTO LINE PROGRAM (U.S. ONLY)
219
UTILIZING THE MEDIATION/ARBITRATION PROGRAM (CANADA ONLY)
220
FORD EXTENDED SERVICE PLAN
220
GETTING ASSISTANCE OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND CANADA
221
ORDERING ADDITIONAL OWNER’S LITERATURE
222
Obtaining a French owner’s guide
222
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (U.S. ONLY)
222
Cleaning
223
WASHING THE EXTERIOR
223
WAXING
224
PAINT CHIPS
224
ALUMINUM WHEELS AND WHEEL COVERS
224
ENGINE
225
PLASTIC (NON-PAINTED) EXTERIOR PARTS
225
WINDOWS AND WIPER BLADES
226
INSTRUMENT PANEL AND CLUSTER LENS
226
INTERIOR TRIM
227
INTERIOR
227
LEATHER SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
228
UNDERBODY
228
FORD AND LINCOLN MERCURY CAR CARE PRODUCTS
228
Maintenance and Specifications
230
SERVICE RECOMMENDATIONS
230
PRECAUTIONS WHEN SERVICING YOUR VEHICLE
230
Working with the engine off
230
Working with the engine on
230
OPENING THE HOOD
231
IDENTIFYING COMPONENTS IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT
232
3.0L DOHC V6 DURATEC ENGINE
232
WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID
233
CHANGING THE WIPER BLADES
233
ENGINE OIL
234
Checking the engine oil
234
Adding engine oil
235
Engine oil and filter recommendations
236
Use SAE 5W-20 engine oil.
236
BATTERY
237
ENGINE COOLANT
239
Checking engine coolant
239
Adding engine coolant
240
Recycled engine coolant
244
Coolant refill capacity
244
Severe climates
244
FUEL FILTER
245
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT AUTOMOTIVE FUELS
245
Important safety precautions
245
Refueling
247
Fuel Filler Cap
247
Choosing the right fuel
248
Octane recommendations
249
Fuel quality
249
Cleaner air
249
Running out of fuel
249
ESSENTIALS OF GOOD FUEL ECONOMY
250
Measuring techniques
250
Filling the tank
250
Calculating fuel economy
251
Driving style — good driving and fuel economy habits
251
Habits
251
Maintenance
252
Conditions
252
EPA window sticker
253
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
253
On board diagnostics (OBD-II)
254
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) testing
255
POWER STEERING FLUID
255
BRAKE FLUID
256
TRANSAXLE FLUID
256
Checking automatic transaxle fluid—CVT transaxle
256
Checking 6–speed automatic transmission fluid (if equipped)
257
Checking automatic transmission fluid at operating temperature (158°F-176°F [70°C-80°C])
257
Checking automatic transmission fluid at cool temperature (32°F-81°F [17°C-27°C])
258
Low fluid level
258
High fluid level
258
Adjusting automatic transmission fluid levels
258
MOTORCRAFT PART NUMBERS
259
REFILL CAPACITIES
260
LUBRICANT SPECIFICATIONS
262
ENGINE DATA
264
VEHICLE DIMENSIONS
264
IDENTIFYING YOUR VEHICLE
266
Safety Compliance Certification Label
266
Vehicle identification number (VIN)
266
TRANSMISSION/TRANSAXLE CODE DESIGNATIONS
267
Accessories
268
GENUINE FORD ACCESSORIES FOR YOUR VEHICLE
268
Exterior style
268
Interior style
269
Lifestyle
269
Peace of mind
269
Index
271

FAQ about the 2006 Ford Five Hundred Manual

What contains the 2006 Five Hundred manual?

The Ford Five Hundred owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Ford to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Ford Five Hundred. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Ford Five Hundred 2006 owner's manual:

  • Maintenance for your Ford Five Hundred, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Ford Five Hundred owners can do
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications

Where to download the 2006 Ford Five Hundred Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Ford Five Hundred year 2006 free?

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The Ford Five Hundred (2006) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2006 is available in English.

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