2008 Ford Expedition Owner's Manual

2008 Ford Expedition owners manual
Year:
2008
Make:
Ford
Model:
Expedition
Rating:
(8)

Online manual

Size:
3.34 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
Using your vehicle with a snowplow
8
Notice to owners of pickup trucks and utility type vehicles
8
Cell phone use
8
Export unique (Non–United States/Canada) vehicle specific information
9
Instrument Cluster
12
WARNING LIGHTS AND CHIMES
12
GAUGES
17
Entertainment Systems
20
AUDIO SYSTEMS
20
Quick start — How to get going
20
Listening to the radio
20
Listening to satellite radio (if equipped)
21
Listening to a CD/MP3 (if equipped)
21
AM/FM single CD/MP3 satellite compatible sound system (if equipped)
24
Premium/Audiophile AM/FM in-dash six CD/MP3 satellite compatible sound system (if equipped)
31
Auxiliary input jack (Line in)
39
Rear seat radio controls (if equipped)
40
GENERAL AUDIO INFORMATION
43
Satellite radio information (if equipped)
46
FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT DVD SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
48
Quick start
49
To play a DVD in the DVD system:
49
To play a CD in the DVD system:
50
To play an MP3 disc in the DVD system:
50
To play an auxiliary source through the DVD system
51
To listen to audio over the headphones (Dual play mode):
52
Using the infrared (IR) wireless headphones:
52
Using wired headphones (not included):
52
To adjust display brightness:
53
DVD player controls
53
Remote control
56
Battery replacement
58
Headphones
59
Wireless headphones
59
Wired headphones
61
Operation
61
Single play/Dual play
61
Operation with an aftermarket audio system (Headphone only mode)
63
Menu mode
63
Angle mode
63
Aspect ratio
64
Language
64
Subtitles
65
Audio CDs
65
Playing MP3 discs
66
MP3 disc quality factors
66
CD, MP3 and CD player care
67
Playing a DVD
68
Slow play
68
Frame by frame
69
Headphone/auxiliary jacks
69
Audio displays
70
Audio interaction
70
Parental control for the DVD system
70
General information
71
Safety information
72
Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Compliance
73
Care and service of the DVD player
73
Environmental extremes
73
Temperature extremes
74
Humidity and moisture condensation
74
Foreign substances
74
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)
75
Climate Controls
76
MANUAL HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
76
Manual heating and air conditioning system with rear passenger compartment climate control (if equipped)
77
Operating tips
78
DUAL ZONE AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL WITH REAR PASSENGER COMPARTMENT CLIMATE CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
80
Dual automatic temperature control with heated and cooled seats and rear passenger compartment climate control (if equipped)
82
Operating tips
84
AUXILIARY CLIMATE CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
86
REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER
86
Lights
87
HEADLAMP CONTROL
87
Autolamp control
87
Foglamp control (if equipped)
87
High beams
88
Flash to pass
88
Daytime running lamps (DRL) (if equipped)
88
PANEL DIMMER CONTROL
89
AIMING THE HEADLAMPS
89
Vertical aim adjustment
89
TURN SIGNAL CONTROL
90
INTERIOR LAMPS
91
Front row map lamps (if equipped)
91
Front row map/dome lamp (if equipped)
91
Second row map lamps (if equipped)
91
Rear cargo lamp
92
BULB REPLACEMENT
92
Headlamp Condensation
92
Using the right bulbs
92
Replacing the interior bulbs
93
Replacing exterior bulbs
93
Replacing headlamp bulbs
93
Replacing front parking lamp/turn/sidemarker signal bulbs
94
Replacing tail/stop/turn/sidemarker/backup lamp bulbs
95
High-mount brakelamp
96
Replacing foglamp bulbs
96
Replacing license plate lamp bulb
97
Approach lamp/mirror turn signal bulb removal (if equipped)
97
Approach lamp bulb removal (if equipped)
98
Driver Controls
99
MULTI-FUNCTION LEVER
99
Rear window wiper/washer controls
99
TILT STEERING WHEEL
100
ILLUMINATED VISOR MIRROR (IF EQUIPPED)
100
OVERHEAD CONSOLE
101
Forward storage bin (if equipped)
101
Conversation mirror (if equipped)
101
Power quarter rear windows (if equipped)
102
CENTER CONSOLE (IF EQUIPPED)
102
AUXILIARY POWER POINT (12VDC)
103
105
Cupholder/Ashtray (if equipped)
105
POWER WINDOWS
105
One touch up or down (Driver’s window only)
105
Bounce-Back (Driver’s window only)
106
Security Override
106
Window lock
107
Accessory delay
107
INTERIOR MIRROR
107
Automatic dimming interior rear view mirror (if equipped)
107
EXTERIOR MIRRORS
108
Power side view mirrors
108
Powerfold mirrors (if equipped)
109
Heated outside mirrors (if equipped)
109
Signal indicator mirrors (if equipped)
110
POWER ADJUSTABLE FOOT PEDALS (IF EQUIPPED)
110
POWER DEPLOYABLE RUNNING BOARDS (IF EQUIPPED)
110
SPEED CONTROL
112
Setting speed control
112
Resuming a set speed
113
Increasing speed while using speed control
114
Reducing speed while using speed control
114
Turning off speed control
114
STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS (IF EQUIPPED)
115
Audio control features
115
Climate control features (if equipped)
117
MOON ROOF (IF EQUIPPED)
117
HOMELINK WIRELESS CONTROL SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
118
Programming
119
Gate Operator & Canadian Programming
120
Operating the HomeLink Wireless Control System
121
Erasing HomeLink buttons
121
Reprogramming a single HomeLink button
121
STANDARD MESSAGE CENTER (IF EQUIPPED)
122
Selectable features
122
Info menu
122
Odometer/Trip odometer
122
Distance to empty (DTE)
123
Average fuel economy (AFE)
123
Outside air temperature (OAT)
124
Compass display (if equipped)
124
Compass zone adjustment (if equipped)
124
Compass calibration adjustment
125
Setup menu
126
System check
127
Oil life
127
Units (English/Metric)
128
Autolamp
128
Autolock
128
Autounlock
129
Language
129
Blank display
129
System warnings
129
OPTIONAL MESSAGE CENTER (IF EQUIPPED)
132
Selectable features
132
Reset
132
Info menu
133
Odometer/Trip odometer
133
Outside air temperature (if equipped)
133
Compass display (if equipped)
133
Compass zone/calibration adjustment
134
Distance to empty (DTE)
135
Average fuel economy (AFE)
135
Instantaneous fuel economy
136
Trip elapsed drive time
136
Setup menu
137
Reset to English (if in another language)
137
Easy entry/exit (if equipped)
137
Autolamp delay
137
Air Suspension
138
Autolock
138
Autounlock
138
Power Deployable Running Boards (if equipped)
139
Power Liftgate (if equipped)
139
Language
139
Units (English/Metric)
140
System check
140
System warnings
141
POSITIVE RETENTION FLOOR MAT (IF EQUIPPED)
145
POWER LIFTGATE (IF EQUIPPED)
146
MANUAL LIFTGATE (IF EQUIPPED)
149
CARGO MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
150
Cargo shelf/divider (if equipped)
150
LUGGAGE RACK
151
Locks and Security
152
KEYS
152
POWER DOOR LOCKS
152
Smart unlocking feature
152
Autolock
152
Deactivating/activating autolock
153
Power door unlock/lock procedure
153
Keyless entry key pad procedure
153
Message center procedure
154
Autounlock feature
154
Deactivating/activating autounlock feature
154
Power door lock switch autounlock enable/disable procedure
155
Keyless entry key pad autounlock enable/disable procedure
155
Message center procedure
155
CHILDPROOF DOOR LOCKS
156
REMOTE ENTRY SYSTEM
156
Unlocking the doors/liftgate
157
Locking the doors/liftgate
157
Opening the liftgate window
158
Opening the power liftgate (if equipped)
159
Car finder
159
Sounding a panic alarm
160
Memory feature
161
Activating the memory feature
161
Deactivating the memory seat feature
162
Replacing the battery
162
Replacing lost transmitters
163
Programming remote transmitters
163
Illuminated entry
164
Perimeter lamps illuminated entry
164
Deactivating/activating perimeter lamps illuminated entry
164
KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
165
Programming your own personal entry code
166
Erasing personal code
166
Anti-scan feature
166
Unlocking and locking the doors and liftgate using keyless entry
167
SECURILOCK™ PASSIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM
167
Automatic arming
168
Automatic disarming
168
Key information
168
Programming spare keys
169
Seating and Safety Restraints
171
SEATING
171
Front row adjustable head restraints
171
Adjusting the front manual seat (if equipped)
171
Manual seat recliner (if equipped)
172
Using the armrest (if equipped)
173
Using the manual lumbar support (if equipped)
173
Using the power lumbar support (if equipped)
174
Adjusting the front power seat
174
Memory seats/power mirrors/adjustable pedals (if equipped)
176
Climate controlled seats (if equipped)
176
Heated seats
177
Cooled seats
177
Climate controlled seats air filter replacement (if equipped)
177
REAR SEATS
179
Folding down the 2nd row 40% seat system
179
Placing the 2nd row outboard 40% seats in cargo mode
180
Adjusting the 2nd row outboard 40% seat for E-Z Entry
181
Reclining the 2nd row outboard 40% seatback
183
Adjusting the 2nd row center 20% seat (if equipped)
185
3rd row seats
185
Folding down the 3rd row seats to the load floor
186
Third row power folding seat (if equipped)
187
SAFETY RESTRAINTS
188
Personal Safety System™
188
How does the Personal Safety System™ work?
188
Driver and passenger dual-stage airbag supplemental restraints
189
Front crash severity sensor
189
Driver’s seat position sensor
189
Front safety belt usage sensors
189
Front safety belt pretensioners
189
Front safety belt energy management retractors
189
Determining if the Personal Safety System™ is operational
190
Safety restraints precautions
190
Combination lap and shoulder belts
191
Front center lap belt
192
Vehicle sensitive mode
193
Automatic locking mode
193
When to use the automatic locking mode
193
How to use the automatic locking mode
193
How to disengage the automatic locking mode
194
Safety belt pretensioner
194
Safety belt height adjustment
195
Second row comfort guide
196
Safety belt extension assembly
197
Safety belt maintenance
197
Safety belt warning light and indicator chime
197
Conditions of operation
198
Belt-Minder
198
One time disable
201
Deactivating/activating the Belt-Minder feature (if equipped)
201
AIRBAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS)
202
Important SRS precautions
202
Children and airbags
204
How does the airbag supplemental restraint system work?
204
Determining if the system is operational
206
Seat-mounted side airbag system
206
How does the side airbag system work?
207
Safety Canopy™ system
208
How does the Safety Canopy™ system work?
209
Determining if the system is operational
211
Disposal of airbags and airbag equipped vehicles (including pretensioners)
211
SAFETY RESTRAINTS FOR CHILDREN
212
Important child restraint precautions
212
Children and safety belts
212
Child booster seats
213
When children should use booster seats
213
Types of booster seats
214
The importance of shoulder belts
215
SAFETY SEATS FOR CHILDREN
216
Child and infant or child safety seats
216
Installing child safety seats with combination lap and shoulder belts
217
Installing child safety seats in the center front seating position (if equipped)
220
Attaching child safety seats with tether straps
221
Attaching safety seats with LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) attachments for child seat anchors
225
Tires, Wheels and Loading
227
NOTICE TO UTILITY VEHICLE AND TRUCK OWNERS
227
VEHICLE CHARACTERISTICS
228
4WD and AWD Systems (if equipped)
228
How your vehicle differs from other vehicles
229
INFORMATION ABOUT UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADING
230
Treadwear
230
Traction AA A B C
230
Temperature A B C
231
TIRES
231
Glossary of tire terminology
231
INFLATING YOUR TIRES
232
TIRE CARE
234
Inspecting your tires
234
Tire wear
235
Damage
235
U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number (TIN)
236
Tire replacement requirements
236
Safety practices
237
Highway hazards
238
Tire and wheel alignment
238
Tire rotation
238
INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE TIRE SIDEWALL
239
Information on “P” type tires
240
Additional information contained on the tire sidewall for “LT” type tires
243
Information on “T” type tires
244
Location of the tire label
244
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)
245
Understanding your Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
247
When your temporary spare tire is installed
247
When you believe your system is not operating properly
247
When inflating your tires
249
How temperature affects your tire pressure
249
SNOW TIRES AND CHAINS
250
VEHICLE LOADING – WITH AND WITHOUT A TRAILER
250
Special loading instructions for owners of pickup trucks and utility-type vehicles
256
TRAILER TOWING
256
Integrated hitch rating
260
Preparing to tow
260
Hitches
260
Weight distributing hitch
261
Safety chains
261
Trailer brakes
261
Trailer lamps
262
Driving while you tow
262
Servicing after towing
262
Trailer towing tips
262
Launching or retrieving a boat
263
RECREATIONAL TOWING (ALL WHEELS ON THE GROUND)
264
Driving
265
STARTING
265
Positions of the ignition
265
Preparing to start your vehicle
265
Important safety precautions
266
Starting the engine
267
Guarding against exhaust fumes
268
Important ventilating information
268
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER (IF EQUIPPED)
268
BRAKES
270
Anti-lock brake system (ABS)
271
Using ABS
271
ABS warning lamp
271
Parking brake
272
ADVANCETRAC WITH ROLL STABILITY CONTROL™ (RSC) STABILITY ENHANCEMENT SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
273
STEERING
277
Variable assist steering
278
AIR SUSPENSION SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
278
LIMITED-SLIP AXLE (IF EQUIPPED)
279
PREPARING TO DRIVE
279
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION OPERATION
280
Brake-shift interlock – column-shift transmission
280
Brake-shift interlock – floor-shift transmission
281
Driving with a 6–speed automatic transmission
282
If your vehicle gets stuck in mud or snow
285
REVERSE SENSING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
285
REVERSE CAMERA SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
288
CONTROL TRAC FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE (4X4) OPERATION (IF EQUIPPED)
290
System indicator messages
290
Positions of the Control Trac system
291
Shifting between modes
292
Shifting from 2H to 4A or 4H
292
Shifting from 4A to 4H
292
Shifting to/from 4L
292
Driving off-road with truck and utility vehicles
293
How your vehicle differs from other vehicles
293
Basic operating principles
293
If your vehicle goes off the edge of the pavement
293
If your vehicle gets stuck
294
Emergency maneuvers
295
Control Trac four–wheel drive system (if equipped)
295
Normal characteristics
296
Sand
296
Mud and water
296
Driving on hilly or sloping terrain
297
Driving on snow and ice
298
Maintenance and Modifications
299
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
299
Roadside Emergencies
300
ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
300
Getting roadside assistance
300
Using roadside assistance
301
Roadside coverage beyond basic warranty
301
HAZARD FLASHER CONTROL
301
FUEL PUMP SHUT-OFF SWITCH
302
FUSES AND RELAYS
303
Fuses
303
Standard fuse amperage rating and color
303
Passenger compartment fuse panel
304
Power distribution box
307
CHANGING THE TIRES
310
Dissimilar spare tire/wheel information
311
Stopping and securing the vehicle
313
Location of the spare tire and tools
313
Removing the jack and tools
313
Removing the spare tire
314
Tire change procedure
314
Stowing the spare tire
317
WHEEL LUG NUT TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
318
JUMP STARTING
319
Preparing your vehicle
320
Connecting the jumper cables
320
Jump starting
323
Removing the jumper cables
323
WRECKER TOWING
326
Customer Assistance
328
GETTING THE SERVICES YOU NEED
328
At home
328
Away from home
328
Additional Assistance
329
IN CALIFORNIA (U.S. ONLY)
330
THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU (BBB) AUTO LINE PROGRAM (U.S. ONLY)
331
UTILIZING THE MEDIATION/ARBITRATION PROGRAM (CANADA ONLY)
332
FORD EXTENDED SERVICE PLAN
332
GETTING ASSISTANCE OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND CANADA
333
ORDERING ADDITIONAL OWNER’S LITERATURE
334
Obtaining a French owner’s guide
334
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (U.S. ONLY)
335
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (CANADA ONLY)
335
Cleaning
335
WASHING THE EXTERIOR
335
WAXING
336
PAINT CHIPS
337
ALUMINUM WHEELS AND WHEEL COVERS
337
ENGINE
337
5.4L 3V ENGINE
338
PLASTIC (NON-PAINTED) EXTERIOR PARTS
338
WINDOWS AND WIPER BLADES
338
INSTRUMENT PANEL/INTERIOR TRIM AND CLUSTER LENS
339
INTERIOR
340
CLEANING THE CLIMATE CONTROLLED SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
340
LEATHER SEATS (IF EQUIPPED, EXCEPT FOR THE KING RANCH EXPEDITION)
341
LEATHER SEATS FOR THE KING RANCH EXPEDITION ONLY (IF EQUIPPED)
341
UNDERBODY
342
FORD AND LINCOLN MERCURY CAR CARE PRODUCTS
343
Maintenance and Specifications
344
SERVICE RECOMMENDATIONS
344
PRECAUTIONS WHEN SERVICING YOUR VEHICLE
344
Working with the engine off
344
Working with the engine on
344
OPENING THE HOOD
345
IDENTIFYING COMPONENTS IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT
346
5.4L 3V–V8 engine
346
WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID
347
Checking and adding washer fluid for the liftgate
347
CHANGING THE WIPER BLADES
348
Changing the rear window wiper blade
348
ENGINE OIL
349
Checking the engine oil
349
Adding engine oil
350
Engine oil and filter recommendations
351
Use SAE 5W-20 engine oil
351
BATTERY
352
ENGINE COOLANT
354
Checking engine coolant
354
Adding engine coolant
355
Recycled engine coolant
357
Coolant refill capacity
358
Severe climates
358
What you should know about fail-safe cooling
358
How fail-safe cooling works
359
When fail-safe mode is activated
359
FUEL FILTER
360
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT AUTOMOTIVE FUELS
360
Important safety precautions
360
Refueling
362
Fuel Filler Cap
362
Choosing the right fuel
363
Octane recommendations
364
Fuel quality
364
Cleaner air
365
Running out of fuel
365
ESSENTIALS OF GOOD FUEL ECONOMY
365
Measuring techniques
365
Filling the tank
365
Calculating fuel economy
366
Driving style — good driving and fuel economy habits
367
Habits
367
Maintenance
367
Conditions
368
EPA window sticker
368
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
368
On board diagnostics (OBD-II)
369
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) testing
370
POWER STEERING FLUID
371
BRAKE FLUID
372
TRANSMISSION FLUID
372
Checking automatic transmission fluid
372
AIR FILTER
372
Changing the air filter element
373
MOTORCRAFT PART NUMBERS
375
MAINTENANCE PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS AND CAPACITIES
376
ENGINE DATA
379
Engine drivebelt routing
379
IDENTIFYING YOUR VEHICLE
380
Safety Compliance Certification Label
380
Vehicle identification number (VIN)
380
TRANSMISSION/TRANSAXLE CODE DESIGNATIONS
381
Accessories
382
GENUINE FORD ACCESSORIES FOR YOUR VEHICLE
382
Exterior style
382
Interior style
382
Lifestyle
382
Peace of mind
383
Index
384

FAQ about the 2008 Ford Expedition Manual

What contains the 2008 Expedition manual?

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

  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage

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

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