2006 Ford Freestar Owner's Manual

2006 Ford Freestar owners manual
Year:
2006
Make:
Ford
Model:
Freestar
Rating:
(3)

Online manual

Size:
3.71 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
16
Entertainment Systems
19
AUDIO SYSTEMS
19
AM/FM stereo system (if equipped)
19
AM/FM stereo/ single CD sound system (if equipped)
21
AM/FM stereo cassette/single CD sound system (if equipped)
24
Premium In-Dash Six CD Sound System (if equipped)
27
Auxiliary audio controls (if equipped)
30
Parental control
31
Dual play mode
31
GENERAL AUDIO INFORMATION
32
FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
33
Climate Controls
34
MANUAL HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
34
Dual zone manual heating and air conditioning system with rear passenger compartment climate control (if equipped)
35
Operating tips
36
DUAL ZONE AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL WITH REAR PASSENGER COMPARTMENT CLIMATE CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
38
Dual zone automatic temperature control with heated seats and rear passenger compartment climate control (if equipped)
40
Operating tips
42
AUXILIARY CLIMATE CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
43
REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER
43
CABIN AIR FILTER
43
Lights
44
HEADLAMP CONTROL
44
Autolamp control (if equipped)
44
Autolamps - Programmable exit delay
44
Daytime running lamps (DRL) (if equipped)
45
High beams
45
Flash to pass
46
Battery saver
46
PANEL DIMMER CONTROL
46
AIMING THE HEADLAMPS
47
Vertical aim adjustment
47
TURN SIGNAL CONTROL
48
INTERIOR LAMPS
48
Map lamps (if equipped)
49
Second row & third row dome and map lamps (if equipped)
49
Dome lamps (if equipped)
49
Cargo lamp
50
BULB REPLACEMENT
50
Headlamp Condensation
50
Replacing exterior bulbs
50
Using the right bulbs
50
Replacing headlamp bulbs
51
Replacing front parking/turn/sidemarker signal bulbs
52
Replacing tail lamp/backup/turn lamp bulbs
53
Replacing high-mount brakelamp bulbs
53
Replacing license plate lamp bulb
54
Replacing supplemental park lamp or cornering lamp bulbs (if equipped)
54
Driver Controls
55
MULTI-FUNCTION LEVER
55
Rear window wiper/washer controls
55
TILT STEERING WHEEL
56
ILLUMINATED VISOR MIRROR (IF EQUIPPED)
56
OVERHEAD CONSOLE (IF EQUIPPED)
56
Conversation mirror
57
Electronic compass/temperature display (if equipped)
57
Zone variation mode
58
Compass calibration mode
58
SLIDING DOOR OPERATION
59
Power Sliding Door (PSD) (if equipped)
60
Opening and closing the PSD
60
Disabling PSD power operation
62
Safety/Obstructions
62
Resetting the PSD
63
Sliding Door Child Safety Lock
63
INSTRUMENT PANEL STORAGE COMPARTMENT
64
CLOCK (IF EQUIPPED)
64
AUXILIARY POWER POINT (12VDC)
64
POWER WINDOWS
66
One touch down
66
Accessory delay
67
Power vent windows
67
AUTOMATIC DIMMING INSIDE REAR VIEW MIRROR (IF EQUIPPED)
67
EXTERIOR MIRRORS
68
Power side view mirrors
68
Heated outside mirrors (if equipped)
68
Signal indicator mirrors (if equipped)
68
Fold-away mirrors
69
POWER ADJUSTABLE FOOT PEDALS (IF EQUIPPED)
69
SPEED CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
69
Setting speed control
70
Disengaging speed control
70
Resuming a set speed
70
Increasing speed while using speed control
71
Reducing speed while using speed control
71
Turning off speed control
72
STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS (IF EQUIPPED)
72
Radio control features
72
CENTER CONSOLE (IF EQUIPPED)
73
HOMELINK WIRELESS CONTROL SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
73
Programming
73
Gate Operator & Canadian Programming
75
Operating the HomeLink Wireless Control System
76
Erasing HomeLink buttons
76
Reprogramming a single HomeLink button
76
MESSAGE CENTER (IF EQUIPPED)
77
Selectable features
77
Reset
77
Info menu
77
Odometer/Trip Odometer
77
Distance to empty (DTE)
77
Average Fuel Economy (AFE)
78
Trip elapsed drive time
78
Display on/off
78
Setup menu
79
Language
79
Units (English/Metric)
79
System check
80
System warnings
80
POSITIVE RETENTION FLOOR MAT (IF EQUIPPED)
85
LIFTGATE
85
POWER LIFTGATE (PLG) (IF EQUIPPED)
86
CARGO AREA FEATURES
89
Cargo net (if equipped)
89
Utility hooks
90
LUGGAGE RACK (IF EQUIPPED)
90
Locks and Security
93
KEYS
93
POWER DOOR LOCKS
93
Memory lock
93
Smart locks (if equipped)
93
Unlocking the liftgate during a battery failure
94
CHILDPROOF DOOR LOCKS
95
REMOTE ENTRY SYSTEM
95
Unlocking the doors
97
Opening/closing power sliding doors (if equipped)
97
Opening power liftgate (PLG) (if equipped)
98
Locking the doors
98
Sounding a panic alarm
99
Replacing the battery
99
Replacing lost remote entry transmitters
100
How to reprogram your remote entry transmitters
100
Illuminated entry
101
Illuminated exit
101
Perimeter lamps illuminated entry (if equipped)
102
Deactivating/activating perimeter lamps
102
Memory feature (if equipped)
103
Associating the remote transmitter with the memory feature
103
Disassociating the memory feature from the remote transmitter
103
KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
104
Programming a personal entry code
104
Erasing personal code
105
Unlocking and locking the doors using keyless entry
106
Autolock
106
Relock
106
Deactivating/activating the autolock feature
106
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
Anti-theft indicator
108
Key information
108
Programming spare keys
109
PERIMETER ALARM SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
110
Arming the system
110
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)
116
Memory seats/sideview mirrors/adjustable pedals (if equipped)
116
REAR SEATS
117
Head restraints
117
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
139
Front safety belt usage sensors
139
Front safety belt pretensioners
140
Front safety belt energy management retractors
140
Determining if the Personal Safety System is operational
140
Safety belt precautions
141
Combination lap and shoulder belts
142
Energy Management Feature — Front 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
146
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 safety 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
161
Seat-mounted side airbag system (if equipped)
161
How does the side airbag system work?
162
Safety Canopy system (if equipped)
164
How does the Safety Canopy system work?
165
Determining if the system is operational
166
Disposal of airbags and airbag equipped vehicles (including pretensioners)
167
SAFETY RESTRAINTS FOR CHILDREN
167
Important child restraint precautions
167
Children and safety belts
168
Child booster seats
168
Types of booster seats
169
Child booster seats
170
Types of booster seats
171
SAFETY SEATS FOR CHILDREN
173
Child and infant or child safety seats
173
Installing child safety seats with combination lap and shoulder belts
175
Attaching child safety seats with tether straps
177
Front passenger seating position (manual adjusting seats only)
178
Rear seating positions
181
Attaching safety seats with LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) attachments for child seat anchors
181
Tires, Wheels and Loading
184
INFORMATION ABOUT UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADING
184
Treadwear
184
Traction AA A B C
184
Temperature A B C
185
TIRES
185
Glossary of tire terminology
185
INFLATING YOUR TIRES
186
TIRE CARE
188
Inspecting your tires
188
Tire wear
189
Damage
189
U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number (TIN)
189
Tire Replacement Requirements
190
Safety practices
191
Highway hazards
191
Tire and wheel alignment
191
Tire rotation
192
INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE TIRE SIDEWALL
193
Information on “P” type tires
193
Additional information contained on the tire sidewall for “LT” type tires
196
Information on “T” type tires
197
Location of the tire label
197
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)
198
Understanding your Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
199
When your temporary spare tire is installed (if equipped)
200
When you believe your system is not operating properly
200
When inflating your tires
202
How temperature affects your tire pressure
203
SNOW TIRES AND CHAINS
203
VEHICLE LOADING – WITH AND WITHOUT A TRAILER
204
TRAILER TOWING
210
Preparing to tow
212
Hitches
212
Safety chains
213
Trailer brakes
213
Trailer lamps
213
Driving while you tow
213
Servicing after towing
214
Trailer towing tips
214
RECREATIONAL TOWING
215
Driving
216
STARTING
216
Positions of the ignition
216
Preparing to start your vehicle
216
Important safety precautions
217
Starting the engine
218
Guarding against exhaust fumes
218
Important ventilating information
219
USING THE ENGINE BLOCK HEATER (IF EQUIPPED)
219
BRAKES
219
Four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
219
ABS warning lamp
220
Using ABS
220
Brake Assist (if equipped as part of the AdvanceTrac system)
220
Parking brake
221
ADVANCETRAC STABILITY ENHANCEMENT SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
221
STEERING
223
AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE OPERATION
224
Brake-shift interlock
224
Driving with an automatic overdrive transaxle with column gearshift
225
Understanding the gearshift positions of the 4–speed automatic transaxle
225
If your vehicle gets stuck in mud or snow
227
REVERSE SENSING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
227
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
229
Roadside Emergencies
230
ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
230
Getting roadside assistance
230
Using roadside assistance
231
Roadside coverage beyond basic warranty
231
HAZARD FLASHER CONTROL
231
FUEL PUMP SHUT-OFF SWITCH
232
FUSES AND RELAYS
232
Fuses
232
Standard fuse amperage rating and color
233
Passenger compartment fuse panel
233
Power distribution box
236
Auxiliary relay box (cooling fans)
240
CHANGING A FLAT TIRE
241
Temporary spare tire information
241
Dissimilar spare tire/wheel information
242
Location of the spare tire and tools
244
Removing the jack and tools
244
Removing the spare tire
245
Stowing the primary tether
245
Tire change procedure
246
Stowing the flat and full-size tire
249
Stowing the spare tire
250
WHEEL LUG NUT TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
251
JUMP STARTING
251
Preparing your vehicle
251
Connecting the jumper cables
252
Jump starting
254
Removing the jumper cables
255
WRECKER TOWING
257
Customer Assistance
258
GETTING THE SERVICES YOU NEED
258
At home
258
Away from home
258
Additional Assistance
259
IN CALIFORNIA (U.S. ONLY)
260
THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU (BBB) AUTO LINE PROGRAM (U.S. ONLY)
261
What kinds of cases does the Board review?
262
Board membership
262
What the Board needs
263
Oral presentations
263
Making a decision
264
To request a DSB Brochure/Application
264
UTILIZING THE MEDIATION/ARBITRATION PROGRAM (CANADA ONLY)
264
FORD EXTENDED SERVICE PLAN
265
GETTING ASSISTANCE OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND CANADA
266
ORDERING ADDITIONAL OWNER’S LITERATURE
266
Obtaining a French owner’s guide
267
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (U.S. ONLY)
267
Cleaning
268
WASHING THE EXTERIOR
268
WAXING
269
PAINT CHIPS
269
ALUMINUM WHEELS AND WHEEL COVERS
269
ENGINE
270
PLASTIC (NON-PAINTED) EXTERIOR PARTS
270
WINDOWS AND WIPER BLADES
271
INSTRUMENT PANEL AND CLUSTER LENS
271
INTERIOR TRIM
272
INTERIOR
272
LEATHER SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
272
UNDERBODY
273
FORD AND LINCOLN MERCURY CAR CARE PRODUCTS
273
Maintenance and Specifications
275
SERVICE RECOMMENDATIONS
275
PRECAUTIONS WHEN SERVICING YOUR VEHICLE
275
Working with the engine off
275
Working with the engine on
275
OPENING THE HOOD
276
IDENTIFYING COMPONENTS IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT
277
3.9L/4.2L V6 engines
277
WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID
278
Checking and adding washer fluid for the liftgate
278
CHANGING THE WIPER BLADES
279
ENGINE OIL
279
Checking the engine oil
279
Adding engine oil
281
Engine oil and filter recommendations
281
Use SAE 5W-20 engine oil.
282
BATTERY
282
ENGINE COOLANT
285
Checking engine coolant
285
Adding engine coolant
286
Recycled engine coolant
288
Coolant refill capacity
289
Severe climates
289
FUEL FILTER
290
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT AUTOMOTIVE FUELS
290
Important safety precautions
290
Refueling
292
Fuel Filler Cap
292
Choosing the right fuel
293
Octane recommendations
294
Fuel quality
294
Cleaner air
294
Running out of fuel
294
ESSENTIALS OF GOOD FUEL ECONOMY
295
Measuring techniques
295
Filling the tank
295
Calculating fuel economy
296
Driving style — good driving and fuel economy habits
296
Habits
296
Maintenance
297
Conditions
297
EPA window sticker
298
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
298
On board diagnostics (OBD-II)
299
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) testing
299
POWER STEERING FLUID
300
BRAKE FLUID
301
TRANSMISSION FLUID
301
Checking automatic transmission fluid
301
Low fluid level
302
Correct fluid level
302
High fluid level
302
Adjusting automatic transmission fluid levels
302
AIR FILTER
303
MOTORCRAFT PART NUMBERS
307
REFILL CAPACITIES
308
LUBRICANT SPECIFICATIONS
309
ENGINE DATA
311
VEHICLE DIMENSIONS
311
IDENTIFYING YOUR VEHICLE
312
Safety Compliance Certification Label
312
Vehicle identification number (VIN)
313
TRANSMISSION/TRANSAXLE CODE DESIGNATIONS
314
Accessories
315
GENUINE FORD ACCESSORIES FOR YOUR VEHICLE
315
Exterior style
315
Interior style
315
Lifestyle
315
Peace of mind
316
Index
317

FAQ about the 2006 Ford Freestar Manual

What contains the 2006 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 2006 owner's manual:

  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Best practice for driving your Ford Freestar
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Ford Freestar owners can do
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage

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