2008 Ford Edge Owner's Manual

2008 Ford Edge owners manual
Year:
2008
Make:
Ford
Model:
Edge
Rating:
(4)

Online manual

Size:
2.8 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
5
SPECIAL NOTICES
5
New Vehicle Limited Warranty
5
Special instructions
6
Service Data Recording
6
Event Data Recording
6
Cell phone use
7
Export unique (Non–United States/Canada) vehicle specific information
7
Instrument Cluster
10
WARNING LIGHTS AND CHIMES
10
GAUGES
15
Entertainment Systems
18
AUDIO SYSTEMS
18
Quick start — How to get going
18
Listening to the radio
18
Listening to satellite radio (if equipped)
19
Listening to a CD/MP3 (if equipped)
19
AM/FM Single CD/MP3 satellite compatible sound system (if equipped)
22
Audiophile AM/FM in-dash six CD/MP3 satellite compatible sound system (if equipped)
30
Auxiliary input jack (Line in)
38
USB port (if equipped)
39
GENERAL AUDIO INFORMATION
40
Satellite radio information (if equipped)
43
FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT DVD SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
45
Quick start
46
To play a DVD in the DVD system:
46
To play a CD in the DVD system:
47
To play an MP3 disc in the DVD system:
47
To play an auxiliary source through the DVD system
48
To listen to audio over the headphones (Dual play mode):
49
Using the infrared (IR) wireless headphones:
49
Using wired headphones (not included):
49
To adjust display brightness:
50
DVD player controls
50
Remote control
53
Battery replacement
56
Headphones
57
Wireless headphones
57
Wired headphones
60
Operation
60
Single play/Dual play
60
Operation with an aftermarket audio system (Headphone only mode)
62
Menu mode
62
Angle mode
62
Aspect ratio
63
Language
63
Subtitles
64
Audio CDs
64
Playing MP3 discs
65
MP3 disc quality factors
66
CD, MP3 and CD player care
66
Playing a DVD
67
Slow play
68
Frame by frame
68
Headphone/auxiliary jacks
68
Audio displays
69
Audio interaction
70
Parental control for the DVD system
70
General information
71
Safety information
71
Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Compliance
73
Care and service of the DVD player
73
Environmental extremes
73
Temperature extremes
73
Humidity and moisture condensation
73
Foreign substances
73
Cleaning the liquid crystal display (LCD) flip-down screen
74
Cleaning DVD and CD discs
74
Compatibility with aftermarket audio systems (headphone only mode)
74
NAVIGATION SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
74
SYNC (LATE AVAILABILITY — IF EQUIPPED)
74
Climate Controls
75
MANUAL HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
75
Operating tips
76
DUAL AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL (DATC) SYSTEM WITH HEATED SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
77
Operating tips
79
REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER
80
CABIN AIR FILTER (IF EQUIPPED)
80
Lights
81
HEADLAMP CONTROL
81
Autolamp control
81
Fog lamp control (if equipped)
82
High beams
82
Flash to pass
82
Daytime running lamps (DRL) (if equipped)
82
PANEL DIMMER CONTROL
83
AIMING THE HEADLAMPS
83
Vertical aim adjustment
83
TURN SIGNAL CONTROL
85
INTERIOR LAMPS
85
Front row map lamps (if equipped)
85
Map/dome lamp (if equipped)
85
Rear courtesy lamp
86
BULB REPLACEMENT
86
Headlamp Condensation
86
Using the right bulbs
86
Replacing the interior bulbs
87
Replacing exterior bulbs
87
Replacing headlamp bulbs
87
Replacing front parking lamp/turn signal bulbs
88
Replacing tail/stop/turn/sidemarker/backup lamp bulbs
89
Replacing high-mount brake lamp bulbs
89
Replacing license plate lamp bulbs
89
Replacing fog lamp bulbs (if equipped)
90
Driver Controls
91
MULTI-FUNCTION LEVER
91
Windshield wiper features (if equipped with Autolamp feature)
91
Rear window wiper/washer controls
92
TILT/TELESCOPE STEERING WHEEL
92
ILLUMINATED VISOR MIRROR (IF EQUIPPED)
93
OVERHEAD CONSOLE
93
Forward storage bin (if equipped)
93
CENTER CONSOLE (IF EQUIPPED)
94
AUXILIARY POWER POINT (12VDC)
94
POWER WINDOWS
96
One touch down (AUTO)
96
Window lock
97
Accessory delay
97
INTERIOR MIRROR
97
Automatic dimming interior rear view mirror (if equipped)
97
EXTERIOR MIRRORS
98
Power side view mirrors
98
Fold-away mirrors
99
Heated outside mirrors (if equipped)
99
SPEED CONTROL
99
Setting speed control
99
Disengaging speed control
100
Resuming a set speed
100
Increasing speed while using speed control
101
Reducing speed while using speed control
101
Turning off speed control
102
STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS (IF EQUIPPED)
102
Radio control features
102
PANORAMIC VISTA ROOF™ AND POWER SUNSHADES (IF EQUIPPED)
104
HOMELINK WIRELESS CONTROL SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
106
Programming
106
Gate Operator & Canadian Programming
108
Operating the HomeLink Wireless Control System
108
Erasing HomeLink buttons
109
Reprogramming a single HomeLink button
109
MINI MESSAGE CENTER (IF EQUIPPED)
109
MESSAGE CENTER (IF EQUIPPED)
110
Selectable features
111
Reset
111
Info menu
111
Odometer/Trip odometer
111
Distance to empty (DTE)
111
Average fuel economy (AFE)
112
Average Speed
112
Compass display (if equipped)
112
Compass zone/calibration adjustment
113
Trip elapsed drive time
114
Setup menu
114
System check
115
Units (English/Metric)
115
Autolamp delay
115
Autolock
116
Autounlock
116
Easy entry/exit (if equipped)
116
Power Liftgate (if equipped)
117
Reverse Sensing System (Park aid) (if equipped)
117
Language
117
System warnings
117
POSITIVE RETENTION FLOOR MAT (IF EQUIPPED)
120
MANUAL LIFTGATE (IF EQUIPPED)
120
POWER LIFTGATE (PLG) (IF EQUIPPED)
121
CARGO MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
124
LUGGAGE RACK (IF EQUIPPED)
125
Locks and Security
126
KEYS
126
Recommended handling of the Integrated Keyhead Transmitter (IKT)
127
POWER DOOR LOCKS
128
Smart locks
128
Autolock feature
128
Deactivating/activating autolock feature
129
Power door lock switch autolock enable/disable procedure
129
Keyless entry key pad autolock enable/disable procedure
130
Autounlock feature
130
Deactivating/activating autounlock feature
130
Power door lock switch autounlock enable/disable procedure
131
Keyless entry key pad autounlock enable/disable procedure
131
CHILDPROOF DOOR LOCKS
132
REMOTE ENTRY SYSTEM
132
Unlocking the doors/two stage unlock
134
Locking the doors
134
Opening the power liftgate (if equipped)
135
Car finder
135
Sounding a panic alarm
135
Memory seat feature (if equipped)
135
Activating the memory feature
136
Deactivating the memory feature
136
Replacing the battery
136
Replacing lost Integrated Keyhead Transmitters (IKTs)
137
How to reprogram your Integrated Keyhead Transmitters (IKTs)
137
Illuminated entry
137
Perimeter lamps illuminated entry
138
Deactivating/activating perimeter lamps illuminated entry
138
Illuminated exit
139
Battery saver
139
KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
139
Programming a personal entry code and keypad association to memory seats and mirrors (if equipped)
140
Erasing personal code
140
Anti-scan feature
141
Unlocking and locking the doors using keyless entry
141
SECURILOCK™ PASSIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM
141
Anti-theft indicator
142
Automatic arming
142
Automatic disarming
142
Replacement Integrated Keyless Transmitters (IKT) and coded keys
143
Programming spare keys
143
Seating and Safety Restraints
145
SEATING
145
Adjustable head restraints
145
Using the manual lumbar support (if equipped)
146
Adjusting the front manual seat (if equipped)
146
Folding down the front passenger seatback (if equipped)
147
Adjusting the front power seat (if equipped)
148
Memory seat and mirrors (if equipped)
150
Easy-entry/easy-exit feature (if equipped)
150
Heated seats (if equipped)
151
REAR SEATS
151
Head restraints
151
Folding down the 60/40 rear seats
152
2nd row manual folding seat
153
2nd row EasyFold™ seatback release
153
Returning the 2nd row seatback to the upright position
154
Adjusting the second row seatback
154
Seat mounted armrest and cupholders
155
Returning the 2nd row armrest to the upright position
155
SAFETY RESTRAINTS
156
Personal Safety System™
156
How does the Personal Safety System™ work?
156
Driver and passenger dual-stage airbag supplemental restraints
157
Front crash severity sensor
157
Driver’s seat position sensor
157
Front passenger sensing system
157
Front safety belt usage sensors
158
Front safety belt pretensioners
158
Front safety belt energy management retractors
158
Determining if the Personal Safety System™ is operational
158
Safety belt precautions
159
Combination lap and shoulder belts
160
Energy Management Feature — Front Outboard
161
Vehicle sensitive mode
161
Automatic locking mode
161
How to use the automatic locking mode
161
When to use the automatic locking mode
162
How to disengage the automatic locking mode
162
Safety belt pretensioner
162
Safety belt height adjustment
163
Second row comfort guide
163
Safety belt extension assembly
164
Safety belt maintenance
165
Safety belt warning light and indicator chime
165
Conditions of operation
166
Belt-Minder
166
One time disable
169
Deactivating/activating the Belt-Minder feature
169
AIRBAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS)
171
Important supplemental restraint system precautions
171
Children and airbags
173
How does the safety belt pretensioner and airbag supplemental restraint system work?
173
Front passenger sensing system
175
Determining if the system is operational
179
Seat-mounted side airbag system
180
How does the side airbag system work?
181
Determining if the system is operational
182
Safety Canopy™ system
183
How does the Safety Canopy™ system work?
184
Determining if the system is operational
185
Disposal of airbags and airbag equipped vehicles (including pretensioners)
186
SAFETY RESTRAINTS FOR CHILDREN
186
Important child restraint precautions
186
Children and safety belts
186
Child booster seats
187
When children should use booster seats
187
Types of booster seats
188
The importance of shoulder belts
189
SAFETY SEATS FOR CHILDREN
190
Child and infant or child safety seats
190
Installing child safety seats with combination lap and shoulder belts
191
Attaching child safety seats with tether straps
194
Attaching safety seats with LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) attachments for child seat anchors
195
Tires, Wheels and Loading
198
NOTICE TO CROSSOVER VEHICLE OWNERS
198
VEHICLE CHARACTERISTICS
198
All Wheel Drive (AWD) System (if equipped)
198
How your vehicle differs from other vehicles
199
INFORMATION ABOUT UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADING
200
Treadwear
200
Traction AA A B C
200
Temperature A B C
201
TIRES
201
Glossary of tire terminology
201
INFLATING YOUR TIRES
202
TIRE CARE
204
Inspecting your tires
204
Tire wear
205
Damage
205
U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number (TIN)
206
Tire replacement requirements
206
Safety practices
207
Highway hazards
208
Tire and wheel alignment
208
Tire rotation
208
INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE TIRE SIDEWALL
209
Information on “P” type tires
210
Additional information contained on the tire sidewall for “LT” type tires
213
Information on “T” type tires
214
Location of the tire label
214
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS) (IF EQUIPPED)
215
Understanding your Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
216
When your temporary spare tire is installed
217
When you believe your system is not operating properly
217
When inflating your tires
218
How temperature affects your tire pressure
218
SNOW TIRES AND CHAINS
219
VEHICLE LOADING – WITH AND WITHOUT A TRAILER
219
TRAILER TOWING
225
Preparing to tow
226
Hitches
227
Safety chains
227
Trailer brakes
227
Trailer lamps
227
Trailer tow connector (equipped on vehicles with a Class II trailer tow/prep package)
228
Driving while you tow
228
Servicing after towing
228
Trailer towing tips
229
RECREATIONAL TOWING
229
Driving
231
STARTING
231
Positions of the ignition
231
Preparing to start your vehicle
231
Important safety precautions
232
Starting the engine
233
Guarding against exhaust fumes
234
Important ventilating information
234
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER (IF EQUIPPED)
234
BRAKES
236
Four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
236
Using ABS
236
ABS warning lamp
237
Parking brake
237
ADVANCETRAC WITH ROLL STABILITY CONTROL™ (RSC) STABILITY ENHANCEMENT SYSTEM
238
STEERING
241
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION OPERATION
242
Brake-shift interlock
242
Automatic Transaxle Adaptive Learning
243
Understanding the gearshift positions of the 6–speed automatic transaxle
243
If your vehicle gets stuck in mud or snow
245
REVERSE SENSING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
245
ALL WHEEL DRIVE (AWD) SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
247
Driving off-highway with AWD vehicles
247
Basic operating principles
248
If your vehicle goes off the edge of the pavement
248
If your vehicle gets stuck
248
Emergency maneuvers
249
AWD Systems (if equipped)
249
Sand
249
Mud and water
250
Driving on hilly or sloping terrain
251
Driving on snow and ice
252
Maintenance and Modifications
252
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
253
Roadside Emergencies
254
ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
254
Getting roadside assistance
254
Using roadside assistance
255
Roadside coverage beyond basic warranty
255
HAZARD FLASHER CONTROL
255
FUEL PUMP SHUT-OFF SWITCH
256
FUSES AND RELAYS
256
Fuses
256
Standard fuse amperage rating and color
257
Passenger compartment fuse panel
257
Power distribution box
260
CHANGING THE TIRES
264
Dissimilar spare tire/wheel information
264
Stopping and securing the vehicle
266
Removing the spare tire and jack
266
Tire change procedure
267
Stowing the flat/spare tire and jack
268
WHEEL LUG NUT TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
269
JUMP STARTING
270
Preparing your vehicle
270
Connecting the jumper cables
271
Jump starting
273
Removing the jumper cables
273
WRECKER TOWING
275
Customer Assistance
277
GETTING THE SERVICES YOU NEED
277
At home
277
Away from home
277
Additional Assistance
279
IN CALIFORNIA (U.S. ONLY)
279
THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU (BBB) AUTO LINE PROGRAM (U.S. ONLY)
280
UTILIZING THE MEDIATION/ARBITRATION PROGRAM (CANADA ONLY)
281
FORD EXTENDED SERVICE PLAN
281
GETTING ASSISTANCE OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND CANADA
282
ORDERING ADDITIONAL OWNER’S LITERATURE
283
Obtaining a French owner’s guide
283
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (U.S. ONLY)
283
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (CANADA ONLY)
284
Cleaning
285
WASHING THE EXTERIOR
285
WAXING
286
PAINT CHIPS
286
ALUMINUM WHEELS AND WHEEL COVERS
286
ENGINE
287
3.5L ENGINE
287
PLASTIC (NON-PAINTED) EXTERIOR PARTS
287
WINDOWS AND WIPER BLADES
288
PANORAMIC ROOF DEFLECTOR (IF EQUIPPED)
288
INSTRUMENT PANEL/INTERIOR TRIM AND CLUSTER LENS
289
INTERIOR
290
LEATHER SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
290
UNDERBODY
290
FORD AND LINCOLN MERCURY CAR CARE PRODUCTS
291
Maintenance and Specifications
292
SERVICE RECOMMENDATIONS
292
PRECAUTIONS WHEN SERVICING YOUR VEHICLE
292
Working with the engine off
292
Working with the engine on
292
OPENING THE HOOD
293
IDENTIFYING COMPONENTS IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT
294
3.5L V6 engine
294
WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID
295
CHANGING THE WIPER BLADES
295
Changing rear window wiper blade
296
ENGINE OIL
296
Checking the engine oil
296
Adding engine oil
298
Engine oil and filter recommendations
299
Use SAE 5W-20 engine oil
299
BATTERY
300
ENGINE COOLANT
302
Checking engine coolant
302
Adding engine coolant
303
Recycled engine coolant
305
Coolant refill capacity
305
Severe climates
305
What you should know about fail-safe cooling
306
How fail-safe cooling works
306
When fail-safe mode is activated
307
FUEL FILTER
307
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT AUTOMOTIVE FUELS
307
Important safety precautions
307
Refueling
309
Fuel Filler Cap
310
Choosing the right fuel
311
Octane recommendations
311
Fuel quality
312
Cleaner air
312
Running out of fuel
312
ESSENTIALS OF GOOD FUEL ECONOMY
313
Measuring techniques
313
Filling the tank
313
Calculating fuel economy
313
Driving style — good driving and fuel economy habits
314
Habits
314
Maintenance
315
Conditions
315
EPA window sticker
315
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
316
On board diagnostics (OBD-II)
317
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) testing
318
POWER STEERING FLUID
319
BRAKE FLUID
319
TRANSAXLE FLUID
320
Checking automatic transaxle fluid
320
Low fluid level
320
Correct fluid level
320
High fluid level
321
Adjusting automatic transmission fluid levels
321
AIR FILTER
321
Changing the air filter element
322
MOTORCRAFT PART NUMBERS
323
MAINTENANCE PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS AND CAPACITIES
324
ENGINE DATA
326
Engine drivebelt routing
326
IDENTIFYING YOUR VEHICLE
327
Safety Compliance Certification Label
327
Vehicle identification number (VIN)
327
TRANSMISSION/TRANSAXLE CODE DESIGNATIONS
328
Accessories
329
GENUINE FORD ACCESSORIES FOR YOUR VEHICLE
329
Exterior style
329
Interior style
329
Lifestyle
329
Peace of mind
330
Index
331

FAQ about the 2008 Ford Edge Manual

What contains the 2008 Edge manual?

The Ford Edge owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Ford to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Ford Edge. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Ford Edge 2008 owner's manual:

  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Best practice for driving your Ford Edge
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Ford Edge owners can do
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls

Where to download the 2008 Ford Edge Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Ford Edge year 2008 free?

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The Ford Edge (2008) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2008 is available in English.

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