2006 Ford Freestyle Owner's Manual

2006 Ford Freestyle owners manual
Year:
2006
Make:
Ford
Model:
Freestyle
Rating:
(6)

Online manual

Size:
2.58 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
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
Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control with rear passenger compartment climate control (if equipped)
46
Operating tips
48
Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control with heated seats and rear passenger compartment climate control (if equipped)
49
AUXILIARY CLIMATE CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
51
REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER
51
Lights
52
HEADLAMP CONTROL
52
Autolamp control (if equipped)
52
Autolamps - Programmable exit delay
52
Foglamp control (if equipped)
53
High beams
53
Flash to pass
53
Daytime running lamps (DRL) (if equipped)
54
PANEL DIMMER CONTROL
54
AIMING THE HEADLAMPS
54
Vertical aim adjustment
54
TURN SIGNAL CONTROL
56
INTERIOR LAMPS
56
Dome lamps and map lamps
56
BULB REPLACEMENT
56
Headlamp Condensation
56
Using the right bulbs
57
Replacing exterior bulbs
57
Replacing headlamp (high/low beam) bulbs
57
Replacing front parking lamp/turn signal bulbs
58
Replacing front sidemarker bulbs
58
Replacing stop/tail/turn/backup bulbs
59
Replacing high-mount brake lamp bulbs
60
Replacing license plate lamp bulbs
60
Replacing foglamp bulbs
60
Driver Controls
61
MULTI-FUNCTION LEVER
61
Rear window wiper/washer controls
62
TILT STEERING WHEEL
62
ILLUMINATED VISOR MIRROR (IF EQUIPPED)
63
INSTRUMENT PANEL STORAGE COMPARTMENT
63
OVERHEAD CONSOLE
63
Storage compartment
64
Conversation mirror (if equipped)
64
CENTER CONSOLE
64
AUXILIARY POWER POINT (12VDC)
65
POWER WINDOWS
66
One touch up or down
66
Window lock
67
Bounce-Back (Driver’s window only)
67
Security Override
67
Accessory delay
68
AUTOMATIC DIMMING INSIDE REAR VIEW MIRROR (IF EQUIPPED)
68
EXTERIOR MIRRORS
68
Power side view mirrors
68
Fold-away mirrors
69
Heated outside mirrors (if equipped)
69
POWER ADJUSTABLE FOOT PEDALS (IF EQUIPPED)
69
SPEED CONTROL
70
Setting speed control
70
Disengaging speed control
71
Resuming a set speed
71
Increasing speed while using speed control
71
Reducing speed while using speed control
72
Turning off speed control
72
STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS (IF EQUIPPED)
73
Radio control features
73
MOON ROOF (IF EQUIPPED)
73
HOMELINK WIRELESS CONTROL SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
74
Programming
75
Gate Operator & Canadian Programming
77
Operating the HomeLink Wireless Control System
77
Erasing HomeLink buttons
78
Reprogramming a single HomeLink button
78
MESSAGE CENTER (IF EQUIPPED)
78
Selectable features
79
Reset
79
Info menu
79
Odometer/Trip odometer
79
Distance to empty (DTE)
79
Average fuel economy (AFE)
80
Fuel Used
80
Trip elapsed drive time
80
Compass display
81
Compass zone adjustment
81
Compass calibration adjustment
82
Setup menu
83
Language
83
Units (English/Metric)
84
System check
84
System warnings
84
LIFTGATE
88
CARGO AREA FEATURES
88
Cargo net (if equipped)
88
Cargo van storage compartment (if equipped)
89
LUGGAGE RACK
89
Locks and Security
90
KEYS
90
POWER DOOR LOCKS
90
Smart locks
90
Power door lock/unlock inhibit feature
90
CHILDPROOF DOOR LOCKS
91
REMOTE ENTRY SYSTEM
92
Unlocking the doors
92
Locking the doors/liftgate
93
Sounding a panic alarm
93
Memory seats/power mirrors/adjustable pedals (if equipped)
93
Activating the memory seat feature
94
Replacing the battery
94
Replacing lost remote entry transmitters
95
How to reprogram your remote entry transmitters
95
Illuminated entry
96
Battery saver
96
Illuminated exit
97
KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM
97
Programming a personal entry code and keypad association to memory seats, mirrors and pedals
97
Erasing personal code
98
Anti-scan feature
98
Unlocking and locking the doors and liftgate using keyless entry
98
Autolock
99
Deactivating/activating autolock
99
Power door unlock/lock procedure
99
Keyless entry key pad procedure
100
SECURILOCK PASSIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM
100
Anti-theft indicator
101
Automatic arming
101
Automatic disarming
101
Replacement keys
101
Programming spare keys
102
PERIMETER ALARM SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
103
Arming the system
103
Disarming the system
104
Triggering the anti-theft system
104
Seating and Safety Restraints
105
SEATING
105
Adjustable head restraints
105
Adjusting the front manual seat (if equipped)
106
Using the manual lumbar support (if equipped)
107
Folding down the front passenger seatback
107
Adjusting the front power seat (if equipped)
108
Heated seats (if equipped)
109
Memory seats/power mirrors/adjustable pedals (if equipped)
110
REAR SEATS
110
Head restraints
110
Adjusting second row bucket and bench seat back
111
Adjusting second row seats (if equipped)
112
Accessing the third row seats
112
Exiting the third row seat
114
Stowing the third row bench or split bench seat (if equipped)
116
Unstowing the third row seat
117
SAFETY RESTRAINTS
118
Personal Safety System
118
How does the Personal Safety System work?
119
Driver and passenger dual-stage airbag supplemental restraints
119
Front crash severity sensor
119
Driver’s seat position sensor
120
Front passenger sensing system
120
Front safety belt usage sensors
120
Front safety belt pretensioners
121
Front safety belt energy management retractors
121
Determining if the Personal Safety System is operational
121
Safety belt precautions
122
Combination lap and shoulder belts
123
Energy Management Feature — Front Outboard
123
Vehicle sensitive mode
124
Automatic locking mode
124
When to use the automatic locking mode
124
How to use the automatic locking mode
124
How to disengage the automatic locking mode
125
Safety belt height adjustment
125
Safety belt warning light and indicator chime
126
Conditions of operation
126
Safety belt extension assembly
126
Safety belt maintenance
127
BeltMinder
127
One time disable
130
Deactivating/activating the BeltMinder feature
130
AIRBAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS)
132
Important SRS precautions
133
Children and airbags
134
Determining if the system is operational
135
How does the airbag supplemental restraint system work?
135
Front passenger sensing system
137
Seat-mounted side airbag system (if equipped)
141
How does the side airbag system work?
142
Safety Canopy system (if equipped)
143
How does the Safety Canopy system work?
144
Determining if the system is operational
146
Disposal of airbags and airbag equipped vehicles (including pretensioners)
146
SAFETY RESTRAINTS FOR CHILDREN
146
Important child restraint precautions
146
Children and safety belts
147
Child booster seats
147
Types of booster seats
148
SAFETY SEATS FOR CHILDREN
150
Child and infant or child safety seats
150
Installing child safety seats with combination lap and shoulder belts
151
Attaching child safety seats with tether straps
154
Front passenger seating position (delivery van only)
155
Rear seating positions
158
Attaching safety seats with LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) attachments for child seat anchors
159
Tires, Wheels and Loading
161
INFORMATION ABOUT UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADING
161
Treadwear
161
Traction AA A B C
161
Temperature A B C
162
TIRES
162
Glossary of tire terminology
162
INFLATING YOUR TIRES
163
TIRE CARE
166
Inspecting your tires
166
Tire wear
166
Damage
166
U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number (TIN)
167
Tire Replacement Requirements
167
Safety practices
168
Highway hazards
168
Tire and wheel alignment
168
Tire rotation
169
INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE TIRE SIDEWALL
170
Information on “P” type tires
171
Additional information contained on the tire sidewall for “LT” type tires
174
Information on “T” type tires
175
Location of the tire label
175
SNOW TIRES AND CHAINS
175
VEHICLE LOADING – WITH AND WITHOUT A TRAILER
176
TRAILER TOWING
182
Preparing to tow
183
Hitches
183
Safety chains
183
Trailer brakes
183
Trailer lamps
184
Driving while you tow
184
Servicing after towing
184
Trailer towing tips
184
RECREATIONAL TOWING
185
Driving
186
STARTING
186
Positions of the ignition
186
Starting your vehicle
186
Important safety precautions
187
Starting the engine
188
Guarding against exhaust fumes
189
Important ventilating information
189
USING THE ENGINE BLOCK HEATER (IF EQUIPPED)
189
BRAKES
189
Four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
190
Using ABS
190
ABS warning lamp
190
Parking brake
191
TRACTION CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
191
STEERING
192
AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE OPERATION
193
Brake-shift interlock
193
Understanding the gearshift positions of the Continuously Variable Transaxle (CVT)
195
REVERSE SENSING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
196
ALL WHEEL DRIVE (AWD) SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
198
Driving off-highway with AWD vehicles
198
Basic operating principles
199
If your vehicle goes off the edge of the pavement
199
If your vehicle gets stuck
199
Emergency maneuvers
200
AWD Systems (if equipped)
200
Sand
200
Mud and water
201
Driving on hilly or sloping terrain
202
Driving on snow and ice
203
Maintenance and Modifications
203
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
204
Roadside Emergencies
205
ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
205
Getting roadside assistance
205
Using roadside assistance
206
Roadside coverage beyond basic warranty
206
HAZARD FLASHER CONTROL
206
FUEL PUMP SHUT-OFF SWITCH
207
FUSES AND RELAYS
207
Fuses
207
Standard fuse amperage rating and color
208
Passenger compartment fuse panel/Smart Junction Box (SJB)
208
Power distribution box
211
CHANGING THE TIRES
214
Dissimilar spare tire/wheel information
214
Removing the spare tire and jack
216
Tire change procedure
217
Stowing the tire and jack
220
WHEEL LUG NUT TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
221
JUMP STARTING
222
Preparing your vehicle
222
Connecting the jumper cables
223
Jump starting
225
Removing the jumper cables
225
WRECKER TOWING
227
Customer Assistance
229
GETTING THE SERVICES YOU NEED
229
At home
229
Away from home
229
Additional Assistance
230
IN CALIFORNIA (U.S. ONLY)
231
THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU (BBB) AUTO LINE PROGRAM (U.S. ONLY)
232
UTILIZING THE MEDIATION/ARBITRATION PROGRAM (CANADA ONLY)
233
FORD EXTENDED SERVICE PLAN
233
GETTING ASSISTANCE OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND CANADA
234
ORDERING ADDITIONAL OWNER’S LITERATURE
235
Obtaining a French owner’s guide
235
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (U.S. ONLY)
235
Cleaning
236
WASHING THE EXTERIOR
236
WAXING
237
PAINT CHIPS
237
ALUMINUM WHEELS AND WHEEL COVERS
237
ENGINE
238
PLASTIC (NON-PAINTED) EXTERIOR PARTS
238
WINDOWS AND WIPER BLADES
239
INSTRUMENT PANEL AND CLUSTER LENS
239
INTERIOR TRIM
240
INTERIOR
240
LEATHER SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
240
UNDERBODY
241
FORD AND LINCOLN MERCURY CAR CARE PRODUCTS
241
Maintenance and Specifications
243
SERVICE RECOMMENDATIONS
243
PRECAUTIONS WHEN SERVICING YOUR VEHICLE
243
Working with the engine off
243
Working with the engine on
243
OPENING THE HOOD
244
IDENTIFYING COMPONENTS IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT
245
3.0L DOHC V6 DURATEC ENGINE
245
WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID
246
CHANGING THE WIPER BLADES
246
ENGINE OIL
247
Checking the engine oil
247
Adding engine oil
248
Engine oil and filter recommendations
249
Use SAE 5W-20 engine oil.
249
BATTERY
250
ENGINE COOLANT
252
Checking engine coolant
252
Adding engine coolant
253
Recycled engine coolant
257
Coolant refill capacity
257
Severe climates
257
FUEL FILTER
258
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT AUTOMOTIVE FUELS
258
Important safety precautions
258
Refueling
260
Fuel Filler Cap
260
Choosing the right fuel
261
Octane recommendations
262
Fuel quality
262
Cleaner air
263
Running out of fuel
263
ESSENTIALS OF GOOD FUEL ECONOMY
263
Measuring techniques
263
Filling the tank
263
Calculating fuel economy
264
Driving style — good driving and fuel economy habits
264
Habits
265
Maintenance
265
Conditions
265
EPA window sticker
266
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
266
On board diagnostics (OBD-II)
267
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) testing
268
POWER STEERING FLUID
268
BRAKE FLUID
269
TRANSAXLE FLUID
269
Checking automatic transaxle fluid—CVT transaxle
269
MOTORCRAFT PART NUMBERS
270
REFILL CAPACITIES
271
LUBRICANT SPECIFICATIONS
273
ENGINE DATA
274
VEHICLE DIMENSIONS
275
IDENTIFYING YOUR VEHICLE
276
Safety Compliance Certification Label
276
Vehicle identification number (VIN)
277
TRANSMISSION/TRANSAXLE CODE DESIGNATIONS
278
Accessories
279
GENUINE FORD ACCESSORIES FOR YOUR VEHICLE
279
Exterior style
279
Interior style
280
Lifestyle
280
Peace of mind
280
Index
282

FAQ about the 2006 Ford Freestyle Manual

What contains the 2006 Freestyle manual?

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

  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Best practice for driving your Ford Freestyle
  • Maintenance for your Ford Freestyle, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings

Where to download the 2006 Ford Freestyle Owners Manual?

The Ford Freestyle owner manual for the 2006 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the Ford Freestyle year 2006 free?

Yes, the owner manual for the model year 2006 is free, but the repair manuals are usually not easy to get and may cost more.

The Ford Freestyle (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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