2009 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Owner's Manual

2009 Ford Explorer Sport Trac owners manual
Year:
2009
Make:
Ford
Model:
Explorer Sport Trac
Rating:
(10)

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Size:
2.67 MB

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
1
Introduction
4
CONGRATULATIONS
4
SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION
5
Warning symbols in this guide
5
Warning symbols on your vehicle
5
Protecting the environment
5
PERCHLORATE MATERIAL
6
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
Notice to owners with 20 inch wheels and tires
8
Using your vehicle with a snowplow
8
Using your vehicle as an ambulance
8
Cell phone use
9
Export unique (Non–United States/Canada) vehicle specific information
9
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)
33
Auxiliary input jack (Line in)
41
USB port (if equipped)
43
GENERAL AUDIO INFORMATION
43
Satellite radio information (if equipped)
46
NAVIGATION SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
49
SYNC (IF EQUIPPED)
49
Climate Controls
50
MANUAL HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
50
Operating tips
50
DUAL AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL (DATC) SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
52
Operating tips
54
Lights
56
HEADLAMP CONTROL
56
Autolamp control (if equipped)
56
Fog lamp control
57
Daytime running lamps (DRL) (if equipped)
57
High beams
57
Flash to pass
58
PANEL DIMMER CONTROL
58
AIMING THE HEADLAMPS
58
Headlamp aim adjustment
58
TURN SIGNAL CONTROL
60
INTERIOR LAMPS
60
Map lamps
60
Cargo/reading lamps
60
BULB REPLACEMENT
60
Lamp assembly condensation
60
Using the right bulbs
61
Replacing interior bulbs
62
Replacing exterior bulbs
62
Replacing headlamp bulbs
62
Replacing front parking lamp/turn signal/sidemarker bulbs
63
Replacing tail/brake/turn/backup lamp bulbs
64
Replacing fog lamp bulbs
64
Replacing license plate lamp bulbs
65
Replacing high-mount brake and cargo lamp bulbs
65
Driver Controls
66
MULTI-FUNCTION LEVER
66
Windshield wiper rainlamp feature (if equipped with Autolamp)
66
TILT STEERING COLUMN
67
ILLUMINATED VISOR MIRROR
67
OVERHEAD CONSOLE
68
Storage compartment
68
Installing a garage door opener (if equipped)
69
AUXILIARY POWER POINTS (12VDC)
70
Truck bed auxiliary power point
71
CENTER CONSOLE
71
POWER WINDOWS
71
One touch up or down (Driver’s window only) (if equipped)
72
Bounce-Back (Driver’s window only)
73
Security Override
73
Window lock
73
Accessory delay
73
Power down back window
73
INTERIOR MIRROR
75
Automatic dimming interior rear view mirror (if equipped)
75
EXTERIOR MIRRORS
76
Power side view mirrors
76
Fold-away mirrors
77
Heated outside mirrors (if equipped)
77
POWER ADJUSTABLE FOOT PEDALS (IF EQUIPPED)
78
SPEED CONTROL
78
Setting speed control
78
Resuming a set speed
79
Increasing speed while using speed control
80
Reducing speed while using speed control
80
Turning off speed control
80
STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS
81
Audio control features
81
MOON ROOF (IF EQUIPPED)
83
STANDARD MESSAGE CENTER (IF EQUIPPED)
84
Selectable features
84
Info menu
85
Odometer/Trip odometer
85
Distance to empty (DTE)
85
Average fuel economy (AFE)
85
Setup menu
86
AWD lock
87
System check
87
Units (English/Metric)
88
Language
88
Autolamp
88
Autolock
89
Autounlock
89
Reverse Sensing System (Park Aid) (if equipped)
89
Trailer sway control
90
Oil Life Setup and Start Value
90
Compass display (if equipped)
91
Compass zone adjustment (if equipped)
91
Compass calibration adjustment
92
System warnings
93
OPTIONAL MESSAGE CENTER (IF EQUIPPED)
96
Selectable features
96
Reset
96
Info menu
97
Trip odometer
97
Distance to empty (DTE)
97
Average fuel economy (AFE)
98
Instantaneous fuel economy
98
Fuel Used
99
Trip elapsed drive time
99
Blank display
99
Setup menu
99
AWD lock
100
System check
100
Units (English/Metric)
101
Language
101
Autolamp
101
Autolock
102
Autounlock
102
Reverse Sensing System (Park Aid) (if equipped)
103
Trailer sway control
103
Compass display (if equipped)
103
Compass zone adjustment (if equipped)
104
Compass calibration adjustment (if equipped)
105
Oil life Setup and Start Value
105
System warnings
106
POSITIVE RETENTION FLOOR MAT
109
TAILGATE LOCK
110
Tailgate removal
110
Exterior tiedown hooks
111
CARGO CAGE (IF EQUIPPED)
111
TONNEAU COVER (IF EQUIPPED)
112
Interior tonneau cover release
114
CARGO AREA FEATURES
115
Cargo management system
115
Pickup box storage compartment
116
Interior tiedown hooks
116
LUGGAGE RACK (IF EQUIPPED)
116
Locks and Security
118
KEYS
118
POWER DOOR LOCKS
118
Smart unlocking feature
118
Autolock
118
Deactivating/activating autolock
119
Power door unlock/lock procedure
119
Keyless entry keypad procedure
120
Message center procedure
120
Autounlock
120
Deactivating/activating autounlock
120
Power door unlock/lock procedure
121
Keyless entry keypad procedure
121
Message center procedure
121
Power door lock/unlock inhibit feature (if equipped)
122
CHILDPROOF DOOR LOCKS
123
REMOTE ENTRY SYSTEM
123
Two step door unlocking
124
One step door unlocking
124
Switching from two step to one step door unlocking
124
Locking the doors
125
Car finder
125
Sounding a panic alarm
125
Replacing the battery
125
Replacing lost remote entry transmitters
126
How to reprogram your remote entry transmitters
126
Illuminated entry
127
SECURICODE™ KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
128
Programming a personal entry code
128
Erasing personal code
129
Anti-scan feature
129
Unlocking and locking the doors using keyless entry
129
SECURILOCK™ PASSIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM
129
Anti-theft indicator
130
Automatic arming
130
Automatic disarming
131
Replacement keys
131
Programming spare keys
131
Seating and Safety Restraints
133
SEATING
133
Adjustable head restraints
133
Adjusting the front manual seat (if equipped)
136
Using the manual lumbar support (if equipped)
137
Adjusting the front power seat (if equipped)
137
Using the power lumbar support (if equipped)
139
Heated seats (if equipped)
140
REAR SEATS
141
Folding down the 2nd row 60/40 seats
142
SAFETY RESTRAINTS
143
Personal Safety System
143
How does the Personal Safety System work?
144
Driver and passenger dual-stage airbag supplemental restraints
144
Front crash severity sensor
144
Driver’s seat position sensor
145
Front passenger sensing system
145
Front safety belt usage sensors
146
Front safety belt pretensioners
146
Front safety belt energy management retractors
146
Determining if the Personal Safety System is operational
146
Safety restraints precautions
147
Energy management feature
148
Combination lap and shoulder belts
148
Vehicle sensitive mode
149
Webbing extraction sensitive mode
149
Automatic locking mode
150
When to use the automatic locking mode
150
How to use the automatic locking mode
150
How to disengage the automatic locking mode
151
Safety belt pretensioner
151
Front safety belt height adjustment
152
Second row comfort guide
152
Safety belt extension assembly
153
Safety belt warning light and indicator chime
154
Conditions of operation
154
Belt-Minder
154
One-time disable
157
Deactivating/activating the Belt-Minder feature
157
AIRBAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS)
159
Important SRS precautions
159
Children and airbags
161
How does the airbag supplemental restraint system work?
161
Front passenger sensing system
163
Determining if the system is operational
167
Seat-mounted side airbag system
168
How does the side airbag system work?
169
Safety Canopy system
170
How does the Safety Canopy system work?
171
Determining if the system is operational
173
S.O.S. Post Crash Alert
173
Disposal of airbags and airbag equipped vehicles (including pretensioners)
174
SAFETY RESTRAINTS FOR CHILDREN
174
Important child restraint precautions
174
Recommendations for attaching child safety restraints for children
176
Transporting children
177
SAFETY SEATS FOR CHILDREN
178
Infant and/or toddler seats
178
Installing child safety seats with combination lap and shoulder belts
179
Attaching child safety seats with LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) attachments
182
Use of inboard lower anchors from the outboard seating positions (center seating use)
184
Attaching child safety seats with tether straps
185
Child booster seats
187
When children should use booster seats
188
Types of booster seats
189
The importance of shoulder belts
191
Child restraint and safety belt maintenance
191
Tires, Wheels and Loading
192
NOTICE TO UTILITY VEHICLE AND TRUCK OWNERS
192
VEHICLE CHARACTERISTICS
192
4WD and AWD Systems (if equipped)
192
How your vehicle differs from other vehicles
193
INFORMATION ABOUT UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADING
194
Treadwear
194
Traction AA A B C
195
Temperature A B C
195
TIRES
195
Glossary of tire terminology
195
INFLATING YOUR TIRES
196
TIRE CARE
198
Inspecting your tires
198
Tire wear
199
Damage
199
U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number (TIN)
200
Tire replacement requirements
200
Safety practices
201
Highway hazards
202
Tire and wheel alignment
202
Tire rotation
202
INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE TIRE SIDEWALL
203
Information on “P” type tires
204
Additional information contained on the tire sidewall for “LT” type tires
207
Information on “T” type tires
208
Location of the tire label
208
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)
209
Understanding your Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
210
When your temporary spare tire is installed
211
When you believe your system is not operating properly
211
When inflating your tires
212
How temperature affects your tire pressure
212
SNOW TIRES AND CHAINS
213
VEHICLE LOADING – WITH AND WITHOUT A TRAILER
213
Special loading instructions for owners of pickup trucks and utility-type vehicles
219
Calculating the load your vehicle can carry/tow
219
TRAILER TOWING
220
Preparing to tow
222
Hitches
222
Safety chains
222
Trailer brakes
223
Trailer lamps
223
Driving while you tow
224
Servicing after towing
224
Trailer towing tips
224
Launching or retrieving a boat
225
CAMPER BODIES
225
RECREATIONAL TOWING
226
Driving
227
STARTING
227
Positions of the ignition
227
Preparing to start your vehicle
227
Important safety precautions
228
Starting the engine
230
Guarding against exhaust fumes
230
Important ventilating information
230
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER (IF EQUIPPED)
231
BRAKES
232
Four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
232
Using ABS
233
ABS warning lamp
233
Parking brake
233
ADVANCETRAC WITH ROLL STABILITY CONTROL™ (RSC) STABILITY ENHANCEMENT SYSTEM
235
STEERING
240
PREPARING TO DRIVE
241
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION OPERATION
242
Brake-shift interlock
242
Driving with a 5–speed automatic transmission (if equipped)
243
Driving with a 6–speed automatic transmission (if equipped)
246
If your vehicle gets stuck in mud or snow
249
REVERSE SENSING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
249
FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE (4WD) OPERATION (IF EQUIPPED)
251
System indicator lights
251
Using the Control Trac 4WD system
252
Shifting between 4X4 AUTO (4WD Auto) and 4X4 HIGH (4WD High)
252
Shifting to/from 4X4 LOW (4WD Low)
252
ALL WHEEL DRIVE (AWD) SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
252
Normal operation (4.0L engine vehicles only)
253
Normal operation (4.6L engine vehicles only)
253
Autolock operation (4.6L engine vehicles only)
253
Driving off-road with truck and utility vehicles
254
How your vehicle differs from other vehicles
254
Basic operating principles
254
If your vehicle goes off the edge of the pavement
254
If your vehicle gets stuck
255
Emergency maneuvers
256
4WD Systems
256
AWD Systems (if equipped)
257
Sand
257
Mud and water
258
Driving on hilly or sloping terrain
259
Driving on snow and ice
260
Maintenance and Modifications
260
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
261
Roadside Emergencies
262
ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
262
Getting roadside assistance
262
Using roadside assistance
263
HAZARD FLASHER CONTROL
263
FUEL PUMP SHUT-OFF SWITCH
264
FUSES AND RELAYS
265
Fuses
265
Standard fuse amperage rating and color
265
Passenger compartment fuse panel
266
Power distribution box
268
CHANGING THE TIRES
271
Dissimilar spare tire/wheel information
272
Stopping and securing the vehicle
274
Location of the spare tire and tools
274
Removing the jack and tools
274
Removing the spare tire
275
Changing the spare tire
276
Stowing the flat/spare tire
279
Stowing the jack and tools
279
WHEEL LUG NUT TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
280
JUMP STARTING
281
Preparing your vehicle
281
Connecting the jumper cables
282
Jump starting
284
Removing the jumper cables
284
WRECKER TOWING
286
Emergency towing
287
Customer Assistance
288
GETTING THE SERVICES YOU NEED
288
Away from home
288
Additional Assistance
289
IN CALIFORNIA (U.S. ONLY)
290
THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU (BBB) AUTO LINE PROGRAM (U.S. ONLY)
290
UTILIZING THE MEDIATION/ARBITRATION PROGRAM (CANADA ONLY)
291
FORD EXTENDED SERVICE PLAN
292
GETTING ASSISTANCE OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND CANADA
292
ORDERING ADDITIONAL OWNER’S LITERATURE
293
Obtaining a French owner’s guide
294
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (U.S. ONLY)
294
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (CANADA ONLY)
294
Cleaning
295
WASHING THE EXTERIOR
295
WAXING
296
PAINT CHIPS
296
ALUMINUM WHEELS AND WHEEL COVERS
296
ENGINE
297
4.0L SOHC V6 ENGINE
297
4.6L V8 ENGINE
298
PLASTIC (NON-PAINTED) EXTERIOR PARTS
298
WINDOWS AND WIPER BLADES
298
INSTRUMENT PANEL/INTERIOR TRIM AND CLUSTER LENS
299
INTERIOR
300
LEATHER SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
301
UNDERBODY
301
FORD AND LINCOLN MERCURY CAR CARE PRODUCTS
301
Maintenance and Specifications
303
SERVICE RECOMMENDATIONS
303
PRECAUTIONS WHEN SERVICING YOUR VEHICLE
303
Working with the engine off
303
Working with the engine on
303
OPENING THE HOOD
304
IDENTIFYING COMPONENTS IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT
305
4.0L SOHC V6 engine
305
4.6L V8 engine
306
WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID
307
CHANGING THE WIPER BLADES
308
ENGINE OIL
308
Checking the engine oil
308
Adding engine oil
310
Engine Oil Recommendations
311
Use SAE 5W-30 engine oil
311
Use SAE 5W-20 engine oil
312
BATTERY
313
ENGINE COOLANT
315
Checking engine coolant
315
Adding engine coolant
317
Recycled engine coolant
319
Coolant refill capacity
319
Severe climates
319
What you should know about fail-safe cooling (4.6L V8 engine only)
320
Fail-safe cooling and engine oil overheat mode (4.6L V8 only)
320
When fail-safe cooling mode is activated
321
FUEL FILTER
321
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT AUTOMOTIVE FUELS
322
Important safety precautions
322
Refueling
323
Fuel filler cap
324
Choosing the right fuel
325
Octane recommendations
325
Fuel quality
326
Cleaner air
326
Running out of fuel
326
ESSENTIALS OF GOOD FUEL ECONOMY
327
Measuring techniques
327
Filling the tank
327
Calculating fuel economy
328
Driving style — good driving and fuel economy habits
328
Habits
328
Maintenance
329
Conditions
329
EPA fuel economy estimates
330
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
330
On board diagnostics (OBD-II)
331
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) testing
332
POWER STEERING FLUID
332
BRAKE FLUID
333
TRANSMISSION FLUID
333
Checking automatic transmission fluid
333
TRANSFER CASE FLUID (IF EQUIPPED)
334
DRIVELINE UNIVERSAL JOINT AND SLIP YOKE
334
AIR FILTER
335
Changing the air filter element
335
MOTORCRAFT PART NUMBERS
336
MAINTENANCE PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS AND CAPACITIES
337
ENGINE DATA
341
Engine drivebelt routing
341
IDENTIFYING YOUR VEHICLE
342
Safety Compliance Certification Label
342
Vehicle identification number (VIN)
342
TRANSMISSION CODE DESIGNATIONS
343
Accessories
344
GENUINE FORD ACCESSORIES FOR YOUR VEHICLE
344
Exterior style
344
Interior style
344
Lifestyle
345
Peace of mind
345
Index
346

FAQ about the 2009 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Manual

What contains the 2009 Explorer Sport Trac manual?

The Ford Explorer Sport Trac owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Ford to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Ford Explorer Sport Trac. 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 Sport Trac 2009 owner's manual:

  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Ford Explorer Sport Trac owners can do
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues

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