2007 Ford Explorer Owner's Manual

2007 Ford Explorer owners manual
Year:
2007
Make:
Ford
Model:
Explorer
Rating:
(9)

Online manual

Size:
3.52 MB

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
1
Introduction
4
PERCHLORATE MATERIAL
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
6
SPECIAL NOTICES
6
New Vehicle Limited Warranty
6
Special instructions
6
Service Data Recording
7
Event Data Recording
7
Notice to owners of pickup trucks and utility type vehicles
8
Using your vehicle with a snowplow
8
Using your vehicle as an ambulance
8
Cell phone use
8
Middle East/North Africa vehicle specific information
1
Instrument Cluster
12
WARNING LIGHTS AND CHIMES
12
GAUGES
18
Entertainment Systems
21
AUDIO SYSTEMS
21
Quick start — How to get going
21
Listening to the radio
21
Listening to satellite radio (if equipped)
22
Listening to a CD/MP3 (if equipped)
22
AM/FM Single CD/MP3 satellite compatible sound system (if equipped)
25
Audiophile AM/FM in-dash six CD/MP3 satellite compatible sound system (if equipped)
31
Auxiliary input jack
38
GENERAL AUDIO INFORMATION
39
Satellite radio information (if equipped)
41
FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT DVD SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
44
Quick start
45
To play a DVD in the DVD system:
45
To play a CD in the DVD system:
45
To play an MP3 disc in the DVD system:
46
To play an auxiliary source through the DVD system
46
To listen to audio over the headphones (Dual play mode):
47
Using the infrared (IR) wireless headphones:
48
Using wired headphones (not included):
48
To adjust display brightness:
48
DVD player controls
49
Remote control
52
Battery replacement
54
Headphones
55
Wireless headphones
55
Wired headphones
56
Operation
57
Single play/Dual play
57
Operation with an aftermarket audio system (Headphone only mode)
58
Menu mode
59
Angle mode
59
Aspect ratio
59
Language
60
Subtitles
60
Audio CDs
61
Playing MP3 discs
61
MP3 disc quality factors
62
CD, MP3 and CD player care
63
Playing a DVD
63
Slow play
64
Frame by frame
65
Headphone/auxiliary jacks
65
Audio displays
66
Audio interaction
66
Parental control for the DVD system
66
General information
67
Safety information
67
Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Compliance
69
Care and service of the DVD player
69
Environmental extremes
69
Temperature extremes
69
Humidity and moisture condensation
69
Foreign substances
70
Cleaning the liquid crystal display (LCD) flip-down screen
70
Cleaning DVD and CD discs
70
Compatibility with aftermarket audio systems (headphone only mode)
70
NAVIGATION SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
70
Climate Controls
71
MANUAL HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
71
Operating tips
72
DUAL AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL (DATC) SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
73
Operating tips
75
AUXILIARY SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
76
FLOOR CONSOLE CLIMATE CONTROLS
76
REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER
77
Heated Windshield Control (if equipped)
77
Lights
79
HEADLAMP CONTROL
79
Autolamp Control (if equipped)
79
Foglamp control (if equipped)
79
Daytime running lamps (DRL) (if equipped)
80
High beams
80
Flash to pass
80
PANEL DIMMER CONTROL
81
AIMING THE HEADLAMPS
81
Headlamp aim adjustment
81
TURN SIGNAL CONTROL
82
INTERIOR LAMPS
83
Dome/reading lamps
83
Cargo/reading lamps
83
BULB REPLACEMENT
83
Headlamp Condensation
83
Using the right bulbs
84
Replacing exterior bulbs
84
Replacing the interior bulbs
84
Replacing headlamp bulbs
85
Replacing front parking lamp/turn signal/sidemarker bulbs
86
Replacing tail/brake/turn/backup lamp bulbs
86
Replacing foglamp bulbs
87
Replacing license plate lamp bulbs
87
Replacing high-mount brakelamp bulb
88
Driver Controls
89
MULTI-FUNCTION LEVER
89
Windshield wiper features (if equipped with Autolamp feature)
89
Rear window wiper/washer controls
89
TILT STEERING COLUMN
90
ILLUMINATED VISOR MIRROR (IF EQUIPPED)
90
OVERHEAD CONSOLE (IF EQUIPPED)
91
Storage compartment
91
Installing a garage door opener (if equipped)
92
CENTER CONSOLE
92
Rear center console features (if equipped)
93
AUXILIARY POWER POINT (12VDC)
93
Rear auxiliary power point (if equipped)
94
POWER WINDOWS
94
One touch down
95
Window lock
95
Accessory delay
95
AUTOMATIC DIMMING INSIDE REAR VIEW MIRROR (IF EQUIPPED)
95
EXTERIOR MIRRORS
96
Power side view mirrors
96
Fold-away mirrors
96
Heated outside mirrors (if equipped)
96
POWER ADJUSTABLE FOOT PEDALS (IF EQUIPPED)
97
SPEED CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
97
Setting speed control
97
Resuming a set speed
98
Increasing speed while using speed control
99
Reducing speed while using speed control
99
Turning off speed control
99
STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS (IF EQUIPPED)
100
Audio control features
100
Climate control features (if equipped)
101
MOON ROOF (IF EQUIPPED)
102
HOMELINK WIRELESS CONTROL SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
103
Programming
104
Gate Operator & Canadian Programming
105
Operating the HomeLink Wireless Control System
106
Erasing HomeLink buttons
106
Reprogramming a single HomeLink button
106
STANDARD MESSAGE CENTER (IF EQUIPPED)
107
Selectable features
107
Info menu
107
Odometer/Trip odometer
107
Distance to empty (DTE)
107
Average fuel economy (AFE)
108
Setup menu
108
System check
109
Units (English/Metric)
110
Language
110
Autolamp
111
Autolock
111
Autounlock
112
Reverse Sensing System (Park Aid) (if equipped)
112
Oil Life Start Value
112
Compass display (if equipped)
113
Compass zone adjustment (if equipped)
113
Compass calibration adjustment
114
System warnings
115
OPTIONAL MESSAGE CENTER (IF EQUIPPED)
118
Selectable features
118
Reset
118
Info menu
119
Trip odometer
119
Distance to empty (DTE)
119
Average fuel economy (AFE)
120
Instantaneous fuel economy
120
Fuel Used
121
Trip elapsed drive time
121
Blank display
121
Setup menu
121
System check
122
Units (English/Metric)
123
Language
123
Autolamp
124
Autolock
124
Autounlock
125
Running Boards (if equipped)
125
Easy entry/exit seat
125
Reverse Sensing System (Park Aid) (if equipped)
126
Compass display (if equipped)
126
Compass zone adjustment (if equipped)
127
Compass calibration adjustment
128
Oil life Start Value
128
System warnings
129
RUNNING BOARDS (IF EQUIPPED)
132
POSITIVE RETENTION FLOOR MAT
133
CARGO COVER (IF EQUIPPED)
134
Cargo management system
134
REAR LIFTGATE
135
LUGGAGE RACK
136
Locks and Security
137
KEYS
137
POWER DOOR LOCKS
137
Smart unlocking feature
137
Autolock
137
Deactivating/activating autolock
138
Power door unlock/lock procedure
138
Keyless entry key pad procedure
138
Message center procedure
139
Autounlock
139
Deactivating/activating autounlock
139
Power door unlock/lock procedure
140
Keyless entry key pad procedure
140
Message center procedure
140
Power door lock/unlock inhibit feature (if equipped)
141
CHILDPROOF DOOR LOCKS
142
REMOTE ENTRY SYSTEM
142
Two step door unlocking
143
One step door unlocking
143
Switching from two step to one step door unlocking
143
Locking the doors/liftgate
144
Opening the liftgate window
144
Sounding a panic alarm
144
Memory seats/adjustable pedals/easy entry-exit feature (if equipped)
144
Activating the memory seat feature
144
Deactivating the memory seat feature
145
Replacing the battery
145
Replacing lost remote entry transmitters
146
How to reprogram your remote entry transmitters
146
Illuminated entry
147
KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
148
Programming a personal entry code
148
Erasing personal code
149
Anti-scan feature
149
Unlocking and locking the doors, liftgate and liftgate window using keyless entry
149
SECURILOCK PASSIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM
150
Anti-theft indicator
150
Automatic arming
151
Automatic disarming
151
Replacement keys
151
Programming spare keys
151
Seating and Safety Restraints
153
SEATING
153
Adjustable head restraints
153
Adjusting the front manual seat (if equipped)
154
Using the manual lumbar support (if equipped)
155
Adjusting the front power seat (if equipped)
155
Using the power lumbar support (if equipped)
157
Memory seats and adjustable pedals (if equipped)
157
Heated seats (if equipped)
158
REAR SEATS
158
Folding down the 2nd row 60/40 seats and bucket seats
158
Placing the 2nd row 60/40 seats in cargo mode (if equipped)
160
Adjusting the 2nd row seat for E-Z Entry
161
3rd row folding seat (if equipped)
163
3rd row power folding seat (if equipped)
164
SAFETY RESTRAINTS
165
Personal Safety System
165
How does the Personal Safety System work?
166
Driver and passenger dual-stage airbag supplemental restraints
166
Front crash severity sensor
166
Driver’s seat position sensor
167
Front passenger sensing system
167
Front safety belt usage sensors
167
Front safety belt pretensioners
168
Front safety belt energy management retractors
168
Determining if the Personal Safety System is operational
168
Safety restraints precautions
169
Energy Management Feature
170
Combination lap and shoulder belts
170
Vehicle sensitive mode
171
Automatic locking mode
171
When to use the automatic locking mode
171
How to use the automatic locking mode
172
How to disengage the automatic locking mode
172
Safety belt pretensioner
173
Front safety belt height adjustment
174
Second row comfort guide
174
Safety belt extension assembly
175
Safety belt warning light and indicator chime
175
Conditions of operation
176
Belt-Minder
176
One time disable
179
Deactivating/activating the Belt-Minder feature
179
Safety belt maintenance
180
AIRBAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS)
181
Important SRS precautions
181
Children and airbags
183
How does the airbag supplemental restraint system work?
183
Front passenger sensing system
185
Determining if the system is operational
189
Seat-mounted side airbag system
190
How does the side airbag system work?
190
Safety Canopy system (if equipped)
192
How does the Safety Canopy system work?
193
Determining if the system is operational
194
Disposal of airbags and airbag equipped vehicles (including pretensioners)
195
SAFETY RESTRAINTS FOR CHILDREN
195
Important child restraint precautions
195
Children and safety belts
196
Child booster seats
196
When children should use booster seats
196
Types of booster seats
197
The importance of shoulder belts
199
SAFETY SEATS FOR CHILDREN
200
Child and infant or child safety seats
200
Installing child safety seats with combination lap and shoulder belts
201
Attaching child safety seats with tether straps
204
Attaching safety seats with LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) attachments for child seat anchors
206
Tires, Wheels and Loading
210
NOTICE TO UTILITY VEHICLE AND TRUCK OWNERS
210
VEHICLE CHARACTERISTICS
210
4WD and AWD Systems (if equipped)
210
How your vehicle differs from other vehicles
211
INFORMATION ABOUT UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADING
212
Treadwear
212
Traction AA A B C
213
Temperature A B C
213
TIRES
213
Glossary of tire terminology
213
INFLATING YOUR TIRES
214
TIRE CARE
216
Inspecting your tires
216
Tire wear
217
Damage
217
U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number (TIN)
218
Tire Replacement Requirements
218
Safety practices
219
Highway hazards
220
Tire and wheel alignment
220
Tire rotation
220
INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE TIRE SIDEWALL
221
Information on “P” type tires
222
Additional information contained on the tire sidewall for “LT” type tires
225
Information on “T” type tires
226
Location of the tire label
226
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)
227
Understanding your Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
228
When your temporary spare tire is installed
228
When you believe your system is not operating properly
228
When inflating your tires
230
How temperature affects your tire pressure
230
SNOW TIRES AND CHAINS
231
VEHICLE LOADING – WITH AND WITHOUT A TRAILER
231
Special loading instructions for owners of pickup trucks and utility-type vehicles
237
Calculating the load your vehicle can carry/tow
237
TRAILER TOWING
238
Preparing to tow
240
Hitches
240
Safety chains
241
Trailer brakes
241
Trailer lamps
241
Driving while you tow
242
Servicing after towing
242
Trailer towing tips
242
Launching or retrieving a boat
243
RECREATIONAL TOWING (ALL WHEELS ON THE GROUND)
243
Driving
245
STARTING
245
Positions of the ignition
245
Preparing to start your vehicle
245
Important safety precautions
246
Starting the engine
248
Guarding against exhaust fumes
248
Important ventilating information
248
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER (IF EQUIPPED)
248
BRAKES
249
Four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
249
Using ABS
249
ABS warning lamp
249
Parking brake
250
ADVANCETRAC WITH ROLL STABILITY CONTROL (RSC) STABILITY ENHANCEMENT SYSTEM
251
STEERING
255
PREPARING TO DRIVE
256
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION OPERATION
256
Brake-shift interlock
256
Driving with a 5–speed automatic transmission (if equipped)
258
Driving with a 6–speed automatic transmission (if equipped)
261
If your vehicle gets stuck in mud or snow
264
REVERSE SENSING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
264
FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE (4WD) OPERATION (IF EQUIPPED)
266
System indicator lights
267
Using the Control Trac 4WD system
267
Shifting between 4X4 AUTO (4WD Auto) and 4X4 HIGH (4WD High)
267
Shifting to/from 4X4 LOW (4WD Low)
267
Driving off-road with truck and utility vehicles
268
How your vehicle differs from other vehicles
268
Basic operating principles
268
If your vehicle goes off the edge of the pavement
268
If your vehicle gets stuck
269
Emergency maneuvers
269
Parking
270
4WD Systems
271
Normal characteristics
271
Sand
271
Mud and water
271
Driving on hilly or sloping terrain
272
Driving on snow and ice
273
Maintenance and Modifications
274
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
275
Roadside Emergencies
276
ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
276
Getting roadside assistance
276
Using roadside assistance
277
Roadside coverage beyond basic warranty
277
HAZARD FLASHER
278
FUEL PUMP SHUT-OFF SWITCH
278
FUSES AND RELAYS
279
Fuses
279
Standard fuse amperage rating and color
280
Passenger compartment fuse panel
281
Power distribution box
283
CHANGING THE TIRES
287
Dissimilar spare tire/wheel information
287
Stopping and securing the vehicle
289
Location of the spare tire and tools
290
Removing the jack and tools
291
Removing the spare tire
291
Changing the spare tire
292
Stowing the flat/spare tire
295
Re-stowing the jack and tools
296
WHEEL LUG NUT TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
296
JUMP STARTING
297
Preparing your vehicle
297
Connecting the jumper cables
298
Jump starting
300
Removing the jumper cables
300
WRECKER TOWING
302
Customer Assistance
304
GETTING THE SERVICES YOU NEED
304
At home
304
Away from home
304
Additional Assistance
305
IN CALIFORNIA (U.S. ONLY)
306
THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU (BBB) AUTO LINE PROGRAM (U.S. ONLY)
307
UTILIZING THE MEDIATION/ARBITRATION PROGRAM (CANADA ONLY)
308
FORD EXTENDED SERVICE PLAN
308
GETTING ASSISTANCE OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND CANADA
309
ORDERING ADDITIONAL OWNER’S LITERATURE
310
Obtaining a French owner’s guide
310
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (U.S. ONLY)
310
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (CANADA ONLY)
311
Cleaning
312
WASHING THE EXTERIOR
312
WAXING
313
PAINT CHIPS
313
ALUMINUM WHEELS AND WHEEL COVERS
313
ENGINE
314
PLASTIC (NON-PAINTED) EXTERIOR PARTS
315
WINDOWS AND WIPER BLADES
315
INSTRUMENT PANEL / INTERIOR TRIM AND CLUSTER LENS
316
INTERIOR
317
LEATHER SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
318
UNDERBODY
318
FORD AND LINCOLN MERCURY CAR CARE PRODUCTS
318
Maintenance and Specifications
320
SERVICE RECOMMENDATIONS
320
PRECAUTIONS WHEN SERVICING YOUR VEHICLE
320
Working with the engine off
320
Working with the engine on
320
OPENING THE HOOD
321
IDENTIFYING COMPONENTS IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT
322
4.0L SOHC V6 engine
322
4.6L V8 engine
323
WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID
324
Checking and adding washer fluid for the liftgate
324
CHANGING THE WIPER BLADES
325
ENGINE OIL
325
Checking the engine oil
325
Adding engine oil
327
Engine Oil Recommendations
328
Use SAE 5W-30 engine oil
328
Use SAE 5W-20 engine oil
329
BATTERY
330
ENGINE COOLANT
332
Checking engine coolant
332
Adding engine coolant
334
Recycled engine coolant
336
Coolant refill capacity
336
Severe climates
336
What you should know about fail-safe cooling (4.6L V8 engine only)
337
Fail-safe cooling and engine oil overheat mode (4.6L V8 only)
337
When fail-safe cooling mode is activated
338
FUEL FILTER
338
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT AUTOMOTIVE FUELS
338
Important safety precautions
338
Refueling
340
Fuel Filler Cap
341
Choosing the right fuel
342
Octane recommendations
342
Fuel quality
343
Cleaner air
343
Running out of fuel
343
ESSENTIALS OF GOOD FUEL ECONOMY
344
Measuring techniques
344
Filling the tank
344
Calculating fuel economy
344
Driving style — good driving and fuel economy habits
345
Habits
345
Maintenance
346
Conditions
346
EPA window sticker
346
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
347
On board diagnostics (OBD-II)
348
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) testing
349
POWER STEERING FLUID
349
BRAKE FLUID
350
TRANSMISSION FLUID
350
Checking automatic transmission fluid
350
TRANSFER CASE FLUID (IF EQUIPPED)
351
DRIVELINE UNIVERSAL JOINT AND SLIP YOKE
351
AIR FILTER
352
Changing the air filter element
352
MOTORCRAFT PART NUMBERS
353
MAINTENANCE PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS AND CAPACITIES
354
ENGINE DATA
358
Engine drivebelt routing
358
IDENTIFYING YOUR VEHICLE
359
Safety Compliance Certification Label
359
Vehicle identification number
359
TRANSMISSION/TRANSAXLE CODE DESIGNATIONS
360
Accessories
361
GENUINE FORD ACCESSORIES FOR YOUR VEHICLE
361
Exterior style
361
Interior style
361
Lifestyle
361
Peace of mind
362
Index
363

FAQ about the 2007 Ford Explorer Manual

What contains the 2007 Explorer manual?

The Ford Explorer owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Ford to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Ford Explorer. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Ford Explorer 2007 owner's manual:

  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Maintenance for your Ford Explorer, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage

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Is the manual for the Ford Explorer year 2007 free?

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The Ford Explorer (2007) owner's manual is available in English?

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