2008 Ford Fusion Owner's Manual

2008 Ford Fusion owners manual
Year:
2008
Make:
Ford
Model:
Fusion
Rating:
(5)

Online manual

Size:
2.61 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
14
Entertainment Systems
17
AUDIO SYSTEMS
17
Quick start — How to get going
17
Listening to the radio
17
Listening to satellite radio (if equipped)
18
Listening to a CD/MP3 (if equipped)
18
AM/FM Single CD/MP3 satellite compatible sound system (if equipped)
21
Premium/Audiophile AM/FM in-dash six CD/MP3 satellite compatible sound system (if equipped)
29
Auxiliary input jack (Line in)
37
USB port (if equipped)
38
GENERAL AUDIO INFORMATION
39
Satellite radio information (if equipped)
42
NAVIGATION SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
45
SYNC SYSTEM (LATE AVAILABILITY — IF EQUIPPED)
45
Climate Controls
46
MANUAL HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
46
Manual heating and air conditioning system operating tips
47
AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL (ATC) SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
48
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) system with heated seats (if equipped)
50
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) system operating tips
52
REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER
53
Lights
54
HEADLAMP CONTROL
54
Autolamp control (if equipped)
54
Autolamps - Programmable exit delay
54
Fog lamp control (if equipped)
55
Daytime running lamps (DRL) (if equipped)
55
High beams
56
Flash to pass
56
PANEL DIMMER CONTROL
56
AIMING THE HEADLAMPS
57
Vertical aim adjustment
57
TURN SIGNAL CONTROL
58
INTERIOR LAMPS
58
Dome lamps and map lamps
58
Ambient/Mood lighting (if equipped)
59
BULB REPLACEMENT
59
Headlamp Condensation
59
Using the right bulbs
59
Replacing exterior bulbs
60
Replacing headlamp bulbs
60
Replacing front parking lamp/turn signal bulbs
64
Replacing front side marker bulbs
66
Replacing tail/brake/turn signal/backup lamp bulbs
66
Replacing high-mount brake lamp bulb
67
Replacing license plate lamp bulbs
67
Replacing fog lamp bulbs (if equipped)
68
Driver Controls
69
MULTI-FUNCTION LEVER
69
Windshield wiper features (if equipped with Autolamp feature)
69
TILT/TELESCOPE STEERING WHEEL
70
ILLUMINATED VISOR MIRROR (IF EQUIPPED)
70
OVERHEAD CONSOLE (IF EQUIPPED)
71
Storage compartment
71
CENTER CONSOLE
71
CLOCK (IF EQUIPPED)
72
INSTRUMENT PANEL STORAGE COMPARTMENT
72
AUXILIARY POWER POINT (12VDC)
72
POWER WINDOWS
73
One touch down (AUTO)
74
Accessory delay
74
Window lock
74
INTERIOR MIRROR
75
Automatic dimming interior rear view mirror (if equipped)
75
EXTERIOR MIRRORS
76
Power side view mirrors
76
SPEED CONTROL
76
Setting speed control
76
Disengaging speed control
77
Resuming a set speed
78
Increasing speed while using speed control
78
Reducing speed while using speed control
78
Turning off speed control
79
STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS (IF EQUIPPED)
79
Radio control features
79
MOON ROOF (IF EQUIPPED)
81
MESSAGE CENTER (IF EQUIPPED)
83
Selectable features
83
Reset
83
Info menu
83
Odometer/Trip odometer
84
Distance to empty (DTE)
84
Average fuel economy (AFE)
84
Average Speed
85
Trip elapsed drive time
85
Compass display (if equipped)
85
Compass zone/calibration adjustment
86
Setup menu
87
System check
87
Units (English/Metric)
88
Language
88
Easy entry/exit (if equipped)
88
Reverse Sensing System (Park assist) (if equipped)
89
System warnings
89
INTERIOR TRUNK CONTROL
92
Locks and Security
93
KEYS
93
Recommended handling of the Integrated Keyhead Transmitter (IKT)
94
POWER DOOR LOCKS
95
Smart locks
95
Power door lock/unlock inhibit feature
95
Autolock feature
96
Autounlock feature
97
Deactivating/activating autolock feature
97
Keyless entry key pad procedure
98
Deactivating/activating autounlock feature
98
Keyless entry key pad procedure
99
CHILDPROOF DOOR LOCKS
100
INTERIOR LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT RELEASE
100
REMOTE ENTRY SYSTEM
102
Unlocking the doors/two stage unlock
103
Locking the doors
103
Car finder
103
Sounding a panic alarm
103
Opening the trunk
104
Replacing the battery
104
Replacing lost Integrated Keyhead Transmitters (IKTs)
105
How to reprogram your Integrated Keyhead Transmitters (IKTs)
105
Illuminated entry
105
Perimeter lamps illuminated entry
105
Deactivating/activating perimeter lamps illuminated entry
106
Illuminated exit
106
Battery saver
107
KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
107
Programming a personal entry code
107
Erasing personal code
108
Anti-scan feature
108
Unlocking and locking the doors using keyless entry
108
SECURILOCK™ PASSIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM
109
Anti-theft indicator
109
Automatic arming
110
Automatic disarming
110
Replacement Integrated Keyless Transmitters (IKT) and coded keys
110
Programming spare keys
110
PERIMETER ALARM SYSTEM
112
Arming the system
112
Disarming the system
113
Triggering the anti-theft system
113
Seating and Safety Restraints
114
SEATING
114
Adjustable head restraints
114
Using the manual lumbar support (if equipped)
115
Adjusting the front manual seat (if equipped)
115
Folding down the front passenger seatback (if equipped)
116
Adjusting the front power seat (if equipped)
117
Heated seats (if equipped)
118
REAR SEATS
119
Split-folding rear seatbacks
119
Seat mounted cup holders and armrest storage compartment (if equipped)
121
SAFETY RESTRAINTS
121
Personal Safety System™
121
How does the Personal Safety System™ work?
122
Driver and passenger dual-stage airbag supplemental restraints
122
Front crash severity sensor
122
Driver’s seat position sensor
122
Front passenger sensing system
122
Front safety belt usage sensors
123
Front safety belt pretensioners
123
Front safety belt energy management retractors
124
Determining if the Personal Safety System™ is operational
124
Safety belt precautions
124
Combination lap and shoulder belts
126
Energy Management Feature — Front Outboard
126
Vehicle sensitive mode
127
Automatic locking mode
127
How to use the automatic locking mode
127
When to use the automatic locking mode
128
How to disengage the automatic locking mode
128
Safety belt pretensioner
128
Safety belt height adjustment
129
Safety belt extension assembly
129
Safety belt maintenance
129
Safety belt warning light and indicator chime
130
Conditions of operation
130
Belt-Minder
130
One time disable
133
Deactivating/activating the Belt-Minder feature
133
AIRBAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS)
135
Important supplemental restraint system precautions
135
Children and airbags
137
How does the safety belt pretensioner and airbag supplemental restraint system work?
137
Front passenger sensing system
139
Determining if the system is operational
144
Seat-mounted side airbag system
144
How does the side airbag system work?
145
Determining if the system is operational
146
Side curtain airbag system
147
How does the side air curtain system work?
148
Determining if the system is operational
149
Disposal of airbags and airbag equipped vehicles (including pretensioners)
150
SAFETY RESTRAINTS FOR CHILDREN
150
Important child restraint precautions
150
Children and safety belts
151
Child booster seats
151
When children should use booster seats
151
Types of booster seats
152
The importance of shoulder belts
153
SAFETY SEATS FOR CHILDREN
154
Child and infant or child safety seats
154
Installing child safety seats with combination lap and shoulder belts
155
Attaching child safety seats with tether straps
158
Attaching safety seats with LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) attachments for child seat anchors
159
Tires, Wheels and Loading
162
INFORMATION ABOUT UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADING
162
Treadwear
162
Traction AA A B C
162
Temperature A B C
163
TIRES
163
Glossary of tire terminology
163
INFLATING YOUR TIRES
164
TIRE CARE
166
Inspecting your tires
166
Tire wear
167
Damage
167
U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number (TIN)
167
Tire replacement requirements
168
Safety practices
169
Highway hazards
170
Tire and wheel alignment
170
Tire rotation
170
INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE TIRE SIDEWALL
171
Information on “P” type tires
172
Additional information contained on the tire sidewall for “LT” type tires
175
Information on “T” type tires
176
Location of the tire label
176
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)
177
Understanding your Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
178
When your temporary spare tire is installed
179
When you believe your system is not operating properly
179
When inflating your tires
180
How temperature affects your tire pressure
180
SNOW TIRES AND CHAINS
181
VEHICLE LOADING
181
TRAILER TOWING
186
RECREATIONAL TOWING
186
Driving
188
STARTING
188
Positions of the ignition
188
Starting your vehicle
188
Important safety precautions
189
Starting the engine
191
Guarding against exhaust fumes
191
Important ventilating information
191
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER (IF EQUIPPED)
191
BRAKES
193
Four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS) (if equipped)
193
ABS warning lamp
194
Using ABS
194
Parking brake
194
TRACTION CONTROL™ (IF EQUIPPED)
195
STEERING
196
Speed sensitive steering
197
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION OPERATION
197
Brake-shift interlock
197
Understanding the gearshift positions of the 5–speed automatic transaxle (if equipped)
199
Understanding the gearshift positions of the 6–speed automatic transaxle (if equipped)
200
If your vehicle gets stuck in mud or snow
201
MANUAL TRANSMISSION OPERATION (IF EQUIPPED)
202
Using the clutch
202
Recommended shift speeds
203
Reverse
203
Parking your vehicle
203
Removing the key
203
REVERSE SENSING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
204
ALL WHEEL DRIVE (AWD) SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
206
Driving off-highway with AWD vehicles
206
Basic operating principles
206
If your vehicle goes off the edge of the pavement
206
If your vehicle gets stuck
207
Emergency maneuvers
207
AWD Systems (if equipped)
208
Sand
208
Mud and water
208
Driving on hilly or sloping terrain
209
Driving on snow and ice
210
Maintenance and Modifications
211
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
211
Roadside Emergencies
212
ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
212
Getting roadside assistance
212
Using roadside assistance
213
Roadside coverage beyond basic warranty
213
HAZARD FLASHER CONTROL
214
FUEL PUMP SHUT-OFF SWITCH
214
FUSES AND RELAYS
215
Fuses
215
Standard fuse amperage rating and color
215
Passenger compartment fuse panel
215
Power distribution box
218
CHANGING THE TIRES
221
Dissimilar spare tire/wheel information
221
Stopping and securing the vehicle
223
Removing the spare tire and jack
223
Tire change procedure
224
Stowing the wheel and jack
226
WHEEL LUG NUT TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
226
JUMP STARTING
227
Preparing your vehicle
227
Connecting the jumper cables
228
Jump starting
229
Removing the jumper cables
230
WRECKER TOWING
232
Customer Assistance
233
GETTING THE SERVICES YOU NEED
233
At home
233
Away from home
233
Additional Assistance
234
IN CALIFORNIA (U.S. ONLY)
235
THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU (BBB) AUTO LINE PROGRAM (U.S. ONLY)
236
UTILIZING THE MEDIATION/ARBITRATION PROGRAM (CANADA ONLY)
237
FORD EXTENDED SERVICE PLAN
237
GETTING ASSISTANCE OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND CANADA
238
ORDERING ADDITIONAL OWNER’S LITERATURE
239
Obtaining a French owner’s guide
239
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (U.S. ONLY)
239
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (CANADA ONLY)
240
Cleaning
241
WASHING THE EXTERIOR
241
WAXING
242
PAINT CHIPS
242
ALUMINUM WHEELS AND WHEEL COVERS
242
ENGINE
243
2.3L I4 ENGINE
243
3.0L DOHC ENGINE
244
PLASTIC (NON-PAINTED) EXTERIOR PARTS
244
WINDOWS AND WIPER BLADES
245
INSTRUMENT PANEL/INTERIOR TRIM AND CLUSTER LENS
245
INTERIOR
246
LEATHER SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
247
UNDERBODY
247
FORD AND LINCOLN MERCURY CAR CARE PRODUCTS
247
Maintenance and Specifications
249
SERVICE RECOMMENDATIONS
249
PRECAUTIONS WHEN SERVICING YOUR VEHICLE
249
Working with the engine off
249
Working with the engine on
249
OPENING THE HOOD
250
IDENTIFYING COMPONENTS IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT
251
2.3L I4 engine
251
3.0L DOHC V6 Duratec engine
252
WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID
253
CHANGING THE WIPER BLADES
253
ENGINE OIL
254
Checking the engine oil
254
Adding engine oil
257
Engine oil and filter recommendations
258
Use SAE 5W-20 engine oil
258
BATTERY
259
ENGINE COOLANT
261
Checking engine coolant
261
Adding engine coolant
262
Recycled engine coolant
265
Coolant refill capacity
265
Severe climates
265
What you should know about fail-safe cooling (2.3L I4 engine only)
266
How fail-safe cooling works
266
When fail-safe mode is activated
266
FUEL FILTER
267
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT AUTOMOTIVE FUELS
267
Important safety precautions
267
Refueling
269
Fuel Filler Cap
269
Choosing the right fuel
270
Octane recommendations
271
Fuel quality
271
Cleaner air
272
Running out of fuel
272
ESSENTIALS OF GOOD FUEL ECONOMY
272
Measuring techniques
272
Filling the tank
272
Calculating fuel economy
273
Driving style — good driving and fuel economy habits
274
Habits
274
Maintenance
274
Conditions
274
EPA window sticker
275
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
275
On board diagnostics (OBD-II)
276
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) testing
277
POWER STEERING FLUID
278
BRAKE/CLUTCH FLUID
279
TRANSAXLE FLUID
279
Checking 5–speed automatic transaxle fluid (If equipped)
279
Low fluid level
280
Correct fluid level
280
High fluid level
281
Adjusting automatic transmission fluid levels
281
Checking 6–speed automatic transmission fluid (if equipped)
281
Checking automatic transmission fluid at normal operating temperature (140°F-158°F [60°C-70°C])
282
Checking automatic transmission fluid at cool temperature (59°F-77°F [15°C-25°C])
282
Low fluid level
283
High fluid level
283
Adjusting automatic transmission fluid levels
283
Checking and adding manual transmission fluid (if equipped)
284
AIR FILTER
284
Changing the air filter element
285
MOTORCRAFT PART NUMBERS
286
MAINTENANCE PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS AND CAPACITIES
288
ENGINE DATA
291
Engine drivebelt routing
291
IDENTIFYING YOUR VEHICLE
292
Safety Compliance Certification Label
292
Vehicle identification number (VIN)
292
TRANSMISSION/TRANSAXLE CODE DESIGNATIONS
293
Accessories
294
GENUINE FORD ACCESSORIES FOR YOUR VEHICLE
294
Exterior style
294
Interior style
294
Lifestyle
294
Peace of mind
294
Index
296

FAQ about the 2008 Ford Fusion Manual

What contains the 2008 Fusion manual?

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

  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Ford Fusion owners can do
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications

Where to download the 2008 Ford Fusion Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Ford Fusion year 2008 free?

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

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