2006 Ford Focus Owner's Manual

2006 Ford Focus owners manual
Year:
2006
Make:
Ford
Model:
Focus
Rating:
(8)

Online manual

Size:
2.25 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
Special instructions
6
Service Data Recording
6
Event Data Recording
6
Cell phone use
7
Middle East/North Africa vehicle specific information
7
Instrument Cluster
10
WARNING LIGHTS AND CHIMES
10
GAUGES
14
Entertainment Systems
16
AUDIO SYSTEMS
16
AM/FM stereo with single CD — Premium (if equipped)
16
AM/FM stereo with single CD/MP3 — Premium (if equipped)
16
AM/FM Stereo with In–dash 6CD —Premium /Audiophile (if equipped)
20
GENERAL AUDIO INFORMATION
23
Climate Controls
25
HEATER ONLY SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
25
Operating tips
25
MANUAL HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
26
Operating tips
27
REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER
28
Lights
29
HEADLAMP CONTROL
29
High beams
29
Flash to pass
29
Daytime running lamps (DRL) (if equipped)
29
Foglamp control (if equipped)
30
PANEL DIMMER CONTROL
30
HEADLAMP VERTICAL AIM ADJUSTMENT
30
TURN SIGNAL CONTROL
31
INTERIOR LAMPS
31
Dome lamps
31
Reading lamps (if equipped)
32
BULB REPLACEMENT
32
Headlamp Condensation
32
Using the right bulbs
32
Replacing exterior bulbs
33
Replacing headlamp bulbs
33
Replacing front parking lamp/turn signal bulbs
34
Replacing tail/brake/backup lights and turn signal bulbs (3dr & 5dr)
34
Replacing tail/brake/backup lights and turn signal bulbs (sedan)
35
Replacing tail/brake/backup lights and turn signal bulbs (wagon)
35
Replacing foglamp bulbs (if equipped)
35
Replacing side marker bulbs
36
Replacing high-mount brake lamp bulbs
36
Replacing license plate lamp bulbs
37
Replacing the luggage compartment lamp
37
Replacing interior lamps
38
Replacing reading bulbs
38
Driver Controls
39
MULTI-FUNCTION LEVER
39
Rear window wiper/washer (if equipped)
39
TILT AND TELESCOPE STEERING COLUMN (IF EQUIPPED)
40
OVERHEAD CONSOLE (IF EQUIPPED)
40
Storage compartment
40
Installing a garage door opener (if equipped)
41
AUXILIARY POWER POINT (12VDC)
41
POWER WINDOWS (IF EQUIPPED)
42
Window lock
43
EXTERIOR MIRRORS
43
Power side view mirrors (if equipped)
43
Heated mirrors (if equipped)
43
SPEED CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
43
Setting speed control
44
Disengaging speed control
44
Resuming a set speed
45
Increasing speed while using speed control
45
Reducing speed while using speed control
45
Turning off speed control
46
STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS (IF EQUIPPED)
46
Remote audio steering column controls (if equipped)
46
MOON ROOF (SUNROOF) (IF EQUIPPED)
47
REMOTE LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT RELEASE (IF EQUIPPED)
48
POSITIVE RETENTION FLOOR MAT
49
LUGGAGE COVER
49
LIFTGATE (WAGON ONLY)
50
LUGGAGE RACK (IF EQUIPPED)
51
Locks and Security
52
KEYS
52
POWER DOOR LOCKS (IF EQUIPPED)
52
Autolock (if equipped)
52
Relock
52
To deactivate/reactivate the autolock feature using the power door unlock control
53
CHILDPROOF DOOR LOCKS (IF EQUIPPED)
54
INTERIOR LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT RELEASE (IF EQUIPPED)
54
REMOTE ENTRY SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
56
Unlocking the doors
57
Passive locking (if equipped)
57
Programming unlocking mode (if equipped)
57
Locking the doors
57
Opening the luggage compartment
58
Sounding a panic alarm
58
Replacing the battery
58
Replacing lost remote entry transmitters
59
How to reprogram your remote entry transmitters
59
SECURILOCK PASSIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM
60
Anti-theft indicator
60
Replacement keys
60
Programming spare keys
61
PERIMETER ALARM SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
62
Arming the system
62
Disarming the system
62
Triggering the anti-theft system
63
Seating and Safety Restraints
64
SEATING
64
Adjustable head restraints (if equipped)
64
Adjusting the front manual seat
65
Heated seats (if equipped)
66
Tip/slide front seat (3–door)
67
REAR SEATS
67
Folding rear seat cushion forward
67
Folding the rear seat back forward
68
Returning the seatback to the upright position
68
Folding the seat cushion and seatback forward
69
SAFETY RESTRAINTS
69
Personal Safety System
69
How does the Personal Safety System work?
70
Driver and passenger dual-stage airbag supplemental restraints
70
Front crash severity sensor
71
Driver’s seat position sensor
71
Front passenger sensing system
71
Front safety belt usage sensors
72
Front outboard safety belt pretensioners
72
Front outboard safety belt energy management retractors
72
Determining if the Personal Safety System is operational
72
Safety belt precautions
73
Combination lap and shoulder belts
74
Energy management feature
74
Vehicle sensitive mode
75
Automatic locking mode
75
When to use the automatic locking mode
75
How to use the automatic locking mode
75
How to disengage the automatic locking mode
76
Front safety belt height adjustment
76
Safety belt pretensioner
77
Safety belt extension assembly
77
Safety belt maintenance
78
Safety belt warning light and indicator chime
78
Conditions of operation
79
BeltMinder
79
One time disable
82
Deactivating/activating the BeltMinder feature
82
AIRBAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS)
83
Important SRS precautions
84
Children and airbags
85
How does the airbag supplemental restraint system work?
86
Front passenger sensing system
87
Determining if the system is operational
92
Seat-mounted side airbag system (if equipped)
92
How does the side airbag system work?
93
Disposal of airbags and airbag equipped vehicles
94
SAFETY RESTRAINTS FOR CHILDREN
94
Important child restraint precautions
95
Children and safety belts
95
Child booster seats
96
Types of booster seats
97
SAFETY SEATS FOR CHILDREN
99
Child and infant or child safety seats
99
Installing child safety seats with combination lap and shoulder belts
100
Attaching child safety seats with tether straps
103
Attaching child safety seats with Lower Anchor and Tethers for Children (LATCH) attachments for child seat anchors
105
Tires, Wheels and Loading
107
INFORMATION ABOUT UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADING
107
Treadwear
107
Traction AA A B C
107
Temperature A B C
108
TIRES
108
Glossary of tire terminology
108
INFLATING YOUR TIRES
109
TIRE CARE
111
Inspecting your tires
111
Tire wear
112
Damage
112
U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number (TIN)
112
Tire Replacement Requirements
113
Safety practices
113
Highway hazards
114
Tire and wheel alignment
114
Tire rotation
114
INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE TIRE SIDEWALL
115
Information on “P” type tires
116
Additional information contained on the tire sidewall for “LT” type tires
119
Information on “T” type tires
120
Location of the tire label
120
SNOW TIRES AND CHAINS
120
VEHICLE LOADING – WITH AND WITHOUT A TRAILER
121
TRAILER TOWING
126
Preparing to tow
127
Hitches
127
Safety chains
127
Trailer brakes
127
Trailer lamps
127
Driving while you tow
128
Servicing after towing
128
Trailer towing tips
128
RECREATIONAL TOWING
129
Driving
130
STARTING
130
Positions of the ignition
130
Preparing to start your vehicle
130
Important safety precautions
131
Starting the engine
132
Guarding against exhaust fumes
132
Important ventilating information
133
USING THE ENGINE BLOCK HEATER (IF EQUIPPED)
133
BRAKES
133
Four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS) (if equipped)
134
Using ABS
134
ABS warning lamp
134
Parking brake
134
TRACTION CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
135
STEERING
136
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION OPERATION (IF EQUIPPED)
136
Brake-shift interlock
136
Understanding the gearshift positions of the 4–speed automatic transaxle
138
If your vehicle gets stuck in mud or snow
140
MANUAL TRANSMISSION OPERATION (IF EQUIPPED)
140
Using the clutch
140
Recommended shift speeds
141
Reverse
141
Parking your vehicle
141
Removing the key
141
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
142
Roadside Emergencies
143
ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
143
Getting roadside assistance
143
Using roadside assistance
144
Roadside coverage beyond basic warranty
144
HAZARD FLASHER CONTROL
144
FUEL PUMP SHUT-OFF SWITCH
145
FUSES AND RELAYS
145
Fuses
145
Standard fuse amperage rating and color
146
Passenger compartment fuse panel
146
Power distribution box
149
CHANGING A FLAT TIRE
152
Dissimilar spare tire/wheel information
152
Tire change procedure
154
WHEEL LUG NUT TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
157
JUMP STARTING
158
Preparing your vehicle
158
Connecting the jumper cables
159
Jump starting
160
Removing the jumper cables
161
WRECKER TOWING
163
Customer Assistance
164
GETTING THE SERVICES YOU NEED
164
At home
164
Away from home
164
Additional Assistance
165
IN CALIFORNIA (U.S. ONLY)
166
THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU (BBB) AUTO LINE PROGRAM (U.S. ONLY)
167
UTILIZING THE MEDIATION/ARBITRATION PROGRAM (CANADA ONLY)
167
FORD EXTENDED SERVICE PLAN
168
GETTING ASSISTANCE OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND CANADA
169
ORDERING ADDITIONAL OWNER’S LITERATURE
169
Obtaining a French owner’s guide
170
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (U.S. ONLY)
170
Cleaning
171
WASHING THE EXTERIOR
171
WAXING
172
PAINT CHIPS
172
ALUMINUM WHEELS AND WHEEL COVERS
172
ENGINE
173
PLASTIC (NON-PAINTED) EXTERIOR PARTS
173
WINDOWS AND WIPER BLADES
174
INSTRUMENT PANEL AND CLUSTER LENS
174
INTERIOR
175
LEATHER SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
175
UNDERBODY
175
FORD AND LINCOLN MERCURY CAR CARE PRODUCTS
176
Maintenance and Specifications
177
SERVICE RECOMMENDATIONS
177
PRECAUTIONS WHEN SERVICING YOUR VEHICLE
177
Working with the engine off
177
Working with the engine on
178
OPENING THE HOOD
178
IDENTIFYING COMPONENTS IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT
179
2.0L/2.3L I4 Engines
179
WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID
180
CHANGING THE WIPER BLADES
180
ENGINE OIL
181
Checking the engine oil
181
Adding engine oil
182
Engine oil and filter recommendations
182
Use SAE 5W-20 engine oil.
182
BATTERY
183
ENGINE COOLANT
185
Checking engine coolant
185
Adding engine coolant
186
Recycled engine coolant
188
Coolant refill capacity
188
Severe climates
189
How fail-safe cooling works
190
When fail-safe mode is activated
190
FUEL FILTER
191
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT AUTOMOTIVE FUELS
191
Important safety precautions
191
Refueling
193
Fuel Filler Cap
193
Choosing the right fuel
194
Octane recommendations
195
Fuel quality
195
Cleaner air
195
Running out of fuel
195
ESSENTIALS OF GOOD FUEL ECONOMY
196
Measuring techniques
196
Filling the tank
196
Calculating fuel economy
197
Driving style — good driving and fuel economy habits
197
Habits
197
Maintenance
198
Conditions
198
EPA window sticker
199
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
199
On board diagnostics (OBD-II)
200
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) testing
201
POWER STEERING FLUID
201
BRAKE/CLUTCH FLUID
202
TRANSMISSION FLUID
202
Checking automatic transmission fluid
202
Low fluid level
203
Correct fluid level
203
High fluid level
203
Adjusting automatic transmission fluid levels
203
Checking and adding manual transmission fluid (if equipped)
204
MOTORCRAFT PART NUMBERS
205
REFILL CAPACITIES
206
LUBRICANT SPECIFICATIONS
208
ENGINE DATA
209
VEHICLE DIMENSIONS
210
IDENTIFYING YOUR VEHICLE
212
Safety Compliance Certification Label
212
Vehicle identification number (VIN)
213
TRANSMISSION/TRANSAXLE CODE DESIGNATIONS
214
Accessories
215
GENUINE FORD ACCESSORIES FOR YOUR VEHICLE
215
Exterior style
215
Interior style
216
Lifestyle
216
Peace of mind
216
Index
218

FAQ about the 2006 Ford Focus Manual

What contains the 2006 Focus manual?

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

  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications

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