2009 Ford Crown Victoria Owner's Manual

2009 Ford Crown Victoria owners manual
Year:
2009
Make:
Ford
Model:
Crown Victoria
Rating:
(8)

Online manual

Size:
2.32 MB

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
1
Introduction
4
CONGRATULATIONS
4
SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION
4
Warning symbols in this guide
4
Warning symbols on your vehicle
5
Protecting the environment
5
PERCHLORATE MATERIAL
5
BREAKING-IN YOUR VEHICLE
6
SPECIAL NOTICES
6
New Vehicle Limited Warranty
6
Notice to owners of Severe Duty vehicles
6
Special instructions
6
Service Data Recording
7
Event Data Recording
7
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
AM/FM stereo (if equipped)
20
AM/FM Stereo Single CD Premium audio system (if equipped)
22
Premium/Premium Sound Satellite Compatible AM/FM Stereo Single CD/Cassette system (if equipped)
25
Premium Sound AM/FM Satellite Compatible Stereo In-dash Six CD sound system (if equipped)
30
GENERAL AUDIO INFORMATION
35
Climate Controls
37
MANUAL HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
37
Operating tips
37
ELECTRONIC AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL (EATC) SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
38
Operating tips
39
REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER
40
Lights
41
HEADLAMP CONTROL
41
Autolamp control (if equipped)
41
High beams
42
Flash to pass
42
Daytime running lamps (DRL) (if equipped)
42
PANEL DIMMER CONTROL
43
AIMING THE HEADLAMPS
43
Headlamp aim adjustment
43
TURN SIGNAL CONTROL
45
INTERIOR LAMPS
45
Map/courtesy lamps
45
Rear courtesy/reading lamps (if equipped)
46
BULB REPLACEMENT
46
Lamp assembly condensation
46
Using the right bulbs
46
Replacing interior bulbs
47
Replacing exterior bulbs
47
Replacing headlamp bulbs
47
Replacing front parking/turn signal lamp bulbs
49
Replacing front sidemarker bulb
50
Replacing tail/brake/turn signal lamp bulbs
50
Replacing license plate lamp bulbs
51
Replacing backup lamp bulbs
52
Replacing high-mount brakelamp bulbs
52
Driver Controls
53
MULTI-FUNCTION LEVER
53
Windshield wiper/washer features
53
TILT STEERING WHEEL
54
ILLUMINATED VISOR MIRROR (IF EQUIPPED)
54
CENTER CONSOLE (IF EQUIPPED)
55
AUXILIARY POWER POINT (12VDC)
55
POWER WINDOWS
56
One touch down
56
Window lock
57
INTERIOR MIRROR
57
Automatic dimming interior rear view mirror (if equipped)
57
EXTERIOR MIRRORS
58
Power side view mirrors
58
Heated outside mirrors (if equipped)
58
Fold-away mirrors
58
POWER ADJUSTABLE FOOT PEDALS (IF EQUIPPED)
59
SPEED CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
59
Setting speed control
59
Disengaging speed control
60
Resuming a set speed
60
Increasing speed while using speed control
61
Reducing speed while using speed control
61
Turning off speed control
62
STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS (IF EQUIPPED)
62
Audio control features
62
Climate control features
63
MESSAGE CENTER (IF EQUIPPED)
63
Selectable features
64
Select
64
Reset
64
Info menu
64
Odometer/Trip odometer
64
Distance to empty (DTE)
65
Average fuel economy (AFE)
65
Instantaneous fuel economy
66
Trip elapsed drive time
66
Setup menu
66
System check
67
Display Type
67
Text Size
68
Units (English/Metric)
68
Language
68
Oil Minder Start Value
68
System warnings
69
POSITIVE RETENTION FLOOR MAT
72
INTERIOR TRUNK CONTROL
72
Locks and Security
73
KEYS
73
POWER DOOR LOCKS
73
Smart locks (if equipped)
73
Autolock (if equipped)
73
Auto-relock
73
Auto-unlock
74
Deactivating/activating the autolock or auto-unlock feature
74
CHILDPROOF DOOR LOCKS
75
INTERIOR LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT RELEASE
75
REMOTE ENTRY SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
77
Unlocking the doors
78
Locking the doors
78
Car finder
78
Sounding a panic alarm
78
Opening the trunk
78
Replacing the battery
78
Replacing lost transmitters
79
Illuminated entry
80
SECURICODE™ KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
81
Programming a personal entry code
81
Erasing personal code
82
Unlocking the doors and releasing the trunk with the keyless entry system
82
Locking doors with the keyless entry system
83
Anti-scan feature
83
SECURILOCK™ PASSIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM
83
Anti-theft indicator
85
Automatic arming
85
Automatic disarming
85
Replacement keys
85
Programming spare keys
86
Seating and Safety Restraints
1
SEATING
1
Adjustable head restraints
1
Adjusting the front manual seat (if equipped)
1
Using the manual recline function (if equipped)
1
Adjusting the power front seats (if equipped)
1
Using the power lumbar support (if equipped)
92
REAR SEATS
93
Seat-mounted cup holders and armrest storage compartment (if equipped)
93
SAFETY RESTRAINTS
93
Personal Safety System
93
How does the Personal Safety System work?
94
Driver and passenger dual-stage airbag supplemental restraints
94
Front crash severity sensor
94
Driver’s seat position sensor
94
Front passenger sensing system
95
Front safety belt usage sensors
95
Front safety belt pretensioners
96
Front safety belt energy management retractors
96
Determining if the Personal Safety System is operational
96
Safety restraints precautions
97
Combination lap and shoulder belts
98
Energy management feature
98
Lap belts
99
Adjusting the front center seat lap belt (if equipped)
99
Vehicle sensitive mode
99
Webbing extraction sensitive mode
100
Automatic locking mode
100
When to use the automatic locking mode
100
How to use the automatic locking mode
100
How to disengage the automatic locking mode
101
Safety belt extension assembly
101
Front safety belt height adjustment
102
Safety belt warning light and indicator chime
102
Conditions of operation
102
Belt-Minder
103
One-time disable
105
Deactivating/activating the Belt-Minder feature
105
AIRBAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS)
107
Important SRS precautions
107
Children and airbags
109
How does the airbag supplemental restraint system work?
110
Front passenger sensing system
112
Determining if the system is operational
117
Seat-mounted side airbag system
117
How does the side airbag system work?
118
Determining if the system is operational
119
Disposal of airbags and airbag equipped vehicles (including pretensioners)
120
SAFETY RESTRAINTS FOR CHILDREN
120
Important child restraint precautions
120
Recommendations for attaching child safety restraints for children
122
Transporting children
123
SAFETY SEATS FOR CHILDREN
124
Infant and/or toddler seats
124
Installing child safety seats with combination lap and shoulder belts
125
Installing child safety seats in the lap belt seating positions
128
Attaching child safety seats with LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) attachments
129
Use of inboard lower anchors from the outboard seating positions (center seating use)
131
Combining safety belt and LATCH lower anchors for attaching child safety seats
132
Attaching child safety seats with tether straps
132
Child booster seats
133
When children should use booster seats
134
Types of booster seats
135
The importance of shoulder belts
136
Child restraint and safety belt maintenance
137
Tires, Wheels and Loading
138
INFORMATION ABOUT UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADING
138
Treadwear
138
Traction AA A B C
138
Temperature A B C
139
TIRES
139
Glossary of tire terminology
139
INFLATING YOUR TIRES
140
TIRE CARE
142
Inspecting your tires
142
Tire wear
143
Damage
143
U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number (TIN)
144
Tire replacement requirements
144
Safety practices
145
Highway hazards
146
Tire and wheel alignment
146
Tire rotation
146
INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE TIRE SIDEWALL
147
Information on “P” type tires
148
Additional information contained on the tire sidewall for “LT” type tires
151
Information on “T” type tires
152
Location of the tire label
152
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)
153
Understanding your Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
155
When your temporary spare tire is installed
155
When you believe your system is not operating properly
156
When inflating your tires
157
How temperature affects your tire pressure
157
SNOW TIRES AND CHAINS
158
VEHICLE LOADING – WITH AND WITHOUT A TRAILER
158
TRAILER TOWING
164
Preparing to tow
164
Hitches
165
Safety chains
165
Trailer brakes
165
Trailer lamps
165
Driving while you tow
165
Servicing after towing
166
Trailer towing tips
166
Launching or retrieving a boat
167
RECREATIONAL TOWING
167
Driving
168
STARTING
168
Positions of the ignition
168
Preparing to start your vehicle
168
Important safety precautions
169
Starting the engine
170
Cold weather starting (flexible fuel vehicles only)
170
If the engine fails to start using the preceding instructions (flexible fuel vehicles only)
171
Guarding against exhaust fumes
171
Important ventilating information
171
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER (IF EQUIPPED)
172
BRAKES
173
Anti-lock brake system (ABS)
174
Using ABS
175
ABS warning lamp
175
Parking brake
176
TRACTION CONTROL™ (IF EQUIPPED)
177
STEERING
178
AIR SUSPENSION SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
178
TRACTION-LOK™ AXLE (IF EQUIPPED)
179
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION OPERATION
179
Brake-shift interlock
179
Understanding the gearshift positions of the 4–speed automatic transmission
180
If your vehicle gets stuck in mud or snow
182
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
183
Roadside Emergencies
184
ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
184
Getting roadside assistance
184
Using roadside assistance
185
HAZARD FLASHER
185
FUEL PUMP SHUT-OFF SWITCH
186
FUSES AND RELAYS
187
Fuses
187
Standard fuse amperage rating and color
187
Passenger compartment fuse panel
188
Power distribution box
191
Relays
195
CHANGING A FLAT TIRE
195
Dissimilar spare tire/wheel information
196
Full-size Matching Spare Tire/Wheel Information
198
Stopping and securing the vehicle
198
Removing the spare tire and jack
198
Tire change procedure
199
WHEEL LUG NUT TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
201
JUMP STARTING
202
Preparing your vehicle
203
Connecting the jumper cables
204
Jump starting
206
Removing the jumper cables
206
WRECKER TOWING
208
Emergency towing
209
Customer Assistance
210
GETTING THE SERVICES YOU NEED
210
Away from home
210
Additional Assistance
211
IN CALIFORNIA (U.S. ONLY)
212
THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU (BBB) AUTO LINE PROGRAM (U.S. ONLY)
212
UTILIZING THE MEDIATION/ARBITRATION PROGRAM (CANADA ONLY)
213
FORD EXTENDED SERVICE PLAN
214
GETTING ASSISTANCE OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND CANADA
214
ORDERING ADDITIONAL OWNER’S LITERATURE
215
Obtaining a French owner’s guide
216
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (U.S. ONLY)
216
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (CANADA ONLY)
216
Cleaning
217
WASHING THE EXTERIOR
217
WAXING
218
PAINT CHIPS
218
ALUMINUM WHEELS AND WHEEL COVERS
218
ENGINE
219
PLASTIC (NON-PAINTED) EXTERIOR PARTS
220
WINDOWS AND WIPER BLADES
220
INSTRUMENT PANEL/INTERIOR TRIM AND CLUSTER LENS
221
INTERIOR
221
LEATHER SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
222
UNDERBODY
222
FORD AND LINCOLN MERCURY CAR CARE PRODUCTS
223
Maintenance and Specifications
224
SERVICE RECOMMENDATIONS
224
Notice to owners of Severe Duty vehicles
224
PRECAUTIONS WHEN SERVICING YOUR VEHICLE
224
Working with the engine off
224
Working with the engine on
225
OPENING THE HOOD
225
IDENTIFYING COMPONENTS IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT
226
WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID
227
CHANGING THE WIPER BLADES
227
ENGINE OIL
228
Checking the engine oil
228
Adding engine oil
229
Engine oil and filter recommendations
230
Use SAE 5W-20 engine oil
230
BATTERY
231
ENGINE COOLANT
233
Checking engine coolant
233
Adding engine coolant
234
Recycled engine coolant
237
Coolant refill capacity
237
Severe climates
237
What you should know about fail-safe cooling
238
How fail-safe cooling works
238
When fail-safe mode is activated
238
FUEL FILTER
239
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT AUTOMOTIVE FUELS
239
Important safety precautions
239
Refueling
242
Fuel filler cap
242
FFV (Flex Fuel Vehicle) fuel cap
243
Choosing the right fuel
244
Cleaner air
244
Octane recommendations
244
Unleaded Gasoline Engines
244
FFV engine
244
Fuel quality
245
Unleaded gasoline engines
245
FFV engine (if equipped)
245
Running out of fuel
245
ESSENTIALS OF GOOD FUEL ECONOMY
246
Measuring techniques
246
Filling the tank
246
Calculating fuel economy
247
Driving style — good driving and fuel economy habits
247
Habits
247
Maintenance
248
Conditions
248
EPA fuel economy estimates
249
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
249
On board diagnostics (OBD-II)
250
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) testing
251
POWER STEERING FLUID
252
BRAKE FLUID
253
TRANSMISSION FLUID
253
Checking automatic transmission fluid (if equipped)
253
Low fluid level
254
Correct fluid level
254
High fluid level
254
Adjusting automatic transmission fluid levels
254
AIR FILTER
255
Changing the air filter element
255
MOTORCRAFT PART NUMBERS
256
MAINTENANCE PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS AND CAPACITIES
258
ENGINE DATA
261
Engine drivebelt routing
261
IDENTIFYING YOUR VEHICLE
262
Safety Compliance Certification Label
262
Vehicle identification number (VIN)
262
TRANSMISSION CODE DESIGNATIONS
263
Accessories
264
GENUINE FORD ACCESSORIES FOR YOUR VEHICLE
264
Exterior style
264
Interior style
264
Lifestyle
264
Peace of mind
265
Index
266

FAQ about the 2009 Ford Crown Victoria Manual

What contains the 2009 Crown Victoria manual?

The Ford Crown Victoria owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Ford to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Ford Crown Victoria. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Ford Crown Victoria 2009 owner's manual:

  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Best practice for driving your Ford Crown Victoria

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