2009 Ford F150 Owner's Manual

2009 Ford F150 owners manual
Year:
2009
Make:
Ford
Model:
F150
Rating:
(8)

Online manual

Size:
2.72 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
4
Protecting the environment
5
PERCHLORATE MATERIAL
5
BREAKING-IN YOUR VEHICLE
5
SPECIAL NOTICES
6
New Vehicle Limited Warranty
6
Special instructions
6
Service Data Recording
6
Event Data Recording
7
Using your vehicle with a snowplow
7
Using your vehicle as an ambulance
8
Notice to owners of pickup trucks and utility type vehicles
8
Notice to owners of the F150
8
Cell phone use
8
Export unique (Non–United States/Canada) vehicle specific information
9
Instrument Cluster
12
WARNING LIGHTS AND CHIMES
12
GAUGES
18
Entertainment Systems
22
AUDIO SYSTEMS
22
AM/FM stereo system (if equipped)
22
AM/FM in-dash CD/MP3 satellite compatible sound system
24
Setting the clock
25
AM/FM Radio
25
RDBS Radio
26
CD/MP3 Player
26
Satellite Radio (if equipped)
28
Sound Adjustments
31
Extra Features
31
Audio system–Navigation system based (if equipped)
32
Auxiliary input jack (Line in — if equipped)
32
USB port (if equipped)
34
GENERAL AUDIO INFORMATION
34
Satellite radio information (if equipped)
37
NAVIGATION SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
40
SYNC (IF EQUIPPED)
40
Climate Controls
41
SINGLE ZONE CLIMATE CONTROL
41
Operating tips
42
DUAL ZONE AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL WITH HEATED SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
44
DUAL ZONE AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL WITH HEATED AND COOLED SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
46
DUAL ZONE AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL WITH HEATED AND COOLED SEATS (NAVIGATION BASED–IF EQUIPPED)
49
TOUCHSCREEN FUNCTIONS
51
VOICE COMMANDS IN CLIMATE MODE
52
Operating tips
52
REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER (IF EQUIPPED)
53
Lights
54
HEADLAMP CONTROL
54
Autolamp control (if equipped)
54
Fog lamp control (if equipped)
55
High beams
55
Flash to pass
55
Daytime running lamps (DRL) (if equipped)
56
PANEL DIMMER CONTROL
56
AIMING THE HEADLAMPS
56
Vertical aim adjustment
57
TURN SIGNAL CONTROL
58
INTERIOR LAMPS
58
Front row map lamps (if equipped)
58
Rear dome lamp (if equipped)
58
Rear dome/courtesy lamps (if equipped)
59
Rear courtesy/reading/cargo lamps (if equipped)
59
BULB REPLACEMENT
59
Lamp assembly condensation
59
Using the right bulbs
60
Replacing exterior bulbs
61
Replacing headlamp bulbs
61
Replacing front parking lamp/turn signal/sidemarker bulbs
62
Replacing tail/brake/turn signal/backup lamp bulbs
63
Replacing high-mount brake and cargo lamp bulbs
64
Replacing fog lamp bulbs (if equipped)
64
Replacing exterior mounted mirror turn signal indicator lamp bulbs
64
Replacing license plate lamp bulbs
64
Driver Controls
65
MULTI-FUNCTION LEVER
65
TILT STEERING WHEEL (IF EQUIPPED)
66
POWER TILT STEERING (IF EQUIPPED)
66
ILLUMINATED VISOR MIRROR (IF EQUIPPED)
67
CENTER CONSOLE (IF EQUIPPED)
68
ELECTRONIC COMPASS (IF EQUIPPED)
68
Compass zone adjustment
69
Compass calibration adjustment
69
AUXILIARY POWER POINT (12VDC)
70
Cupholder/Ashtray (if equipped)
71
Ashtray (if equipped)
72
POWER WINDOWS
72
One touch down
73
Window lock
73
Power sliding back window (if equipped)
73
Accessory delay (if equipped)
74
INTERIOR MIRROR
74
Automatic dimming interior rear view mirror (if equipped)
74
EXTERIOR MIRRORS
75
Power side view mirrors (if equipped)
75
Fold-away mirrors
76
Heated outside mirrors (if equipped)
77
Exterior mounted mirror turn signal indicator (if equipped)
77
Telescoping trailer tow mirrors (if equipped)
78
POWER ADJUSTABLE FOOT PEDALS (IF EQUIPPED)
78
POWER DEPLOYABLE RUNNING BOARDS (IF EQUIPPED)
78
SPEED CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
80
Setting speed control
80
Disengaging speed control
81
Resuming a set speed
81
Increasing speed while using speed control
82
Reducing speed while using speed control
82
Turning off speed control
83
STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS (IF EQUIPPED)
83
MOON ROOF (IF EQUIPPED)
85
HOMELINK WIRELESS CONTROL SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
86
Programming
86
Gate Operator & Canadian Programming
88
Operating the HomeLink Wireless Control System
88
Erasing HomeLink buttons
89
Reprogramming a single HomeLink button
89
STANDARD MESSAGE CENTER (IF EQUIPPED)
89
Selectable features
89
Info menu
90
Odometer/Trip odometer
90
Distance to empty (DTE)
90
Average fuel economy (AFE)
90
Setup Menu
91
Oil Life XXX% HOLD RESET = NEW
91
Units (English/Metric)
92
Rear Park Aid (if equipped)
92
Autolamp
93
Autolock
93
Autounlock
93
Easy Entry (if equipped)
94
Trailer sway (if equipped)
94
Language
94
Reset to English (if in another language)
94
RESET FOR SYSTEM CHECK
95
System warnings
95
OPTIONAL MESSAGE CENTER (IF EQUIPPED)
100
Selectable features
100
Reset
100
Info menu
100
Odometer/Trip odometer
101
Distance to empty (DTE)
101
Average fuel economy (AFE)
101
Instantaneous fuel economy
102
Trip elapsed drive time
102
Blank screen
102
Setup menu
102
Reset For System check
103
Oil Life XXX% HOLD RESET = NEW
103
Rear Park Aid (if equipped)
104
Running Boards (if equipped)
104
Autolamp delay
105
Autolock
105
Autounlock
105
Easy Entry (if equipped)
106
Trailer sway (if equipped)
106
Units (English/Metric)
106
Language
106
Reset to English (if in another language)
107
System warnings
107
POSITIVE RETENTION FLOOR MAT
112
TAILGATE LOCK (IF EQUIPPED)
113
Tailgate removal
113
Tailgate step (if equipped)
114
Box side step (if equipped)
115
BED EXTENDER (IF EQUIPPED)
116
CARGO AREA FEATURES (IF EQUIPPED)
119
Cargo management system (if equipped)
119
Locks and Security
126
KEYS
126
POWER DOOR LOCKS (IF EQUIPPED)
126
Smart unlocking feature
126
Autolock
127
Deactivating/activating autolock
127
Power door unlock/lock procedure
127
Keyless entry keypad procedure
128
Message center procedure
128
Autounlock feature
128
Deactivating/activating autounlock feature
128
Power door lock switch autounlock enable/disable procedure
129
Keyless entry keypad autounlock enable/disable procedure
129
Message center procedure
130
CHILDPROOF DOOR LOCKS (ON VEHICLES WITH REAR DOORS)
130
REMOTE ENTRY SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
130
Two step door unlocking
131
One step door unlocking
131
Switching from two step to one step door unlocking
131
Locking the doors
132
Car finder
132
Sounding a panic alarm
132
Memory seats/power mirrors/adjustable pedals/steering column (if equipped)
132
Activating the three-button memory switch (if equipped)
133
Activating the two-button memory switch (if equipped)
134
Replacing the battery
134
Replacing lost transmitters
135
Programming remote transmitters
135
Illuminated entry
136
Perimeter lighting feature (if equipped)
137
Enabling/disabling the perimeter lighting feature
137
SECURICODE™ KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
138
Anti-scan feature
138
Programming a personal entry code
139
Erasing personal code
139
Unlocking and locking the doors using keyless entry keypad
139
SECURILOCK™ PASSIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM
139
Anti-theft indicator
140
Automatic arming
141
Automatic disarming
141
Replacement keys
141
Programming spare keys
141
Seating and Safety Restraints
143
SEATING
143
Adjustable head restraints
143
Front seat
146
Using the armrest (if equipped)
147
Using the manual lumbar support
148
Using the power lumbar support (if equipped)
149
Adjusting the front power seat (if equipped)
149
Memory seat/power mirrors/adjustable pedals (Three-button switch) (if equipped)
151
Memory seat/power mirrors/adjustable pedals (Two-button switch) (if equipped)
151
Easy-access/easy-out feature (if equipped)
152
Deactivating/activating the easy access/easy out feature
152
Heated seats (if equipped)
153
Heated and cooled seats (if equipped)
154
Cooled seats
155
Climate controlled seats air filter replacement (if equipped)
155
REAR SEATS
156
Second row head restraints
156
Folding up the rear seats (SuperCab only)
159
Returning the seat to seating position
159
Folding up the rear seats (CrewCab vehicles only)
160
Returning the seat to seating position
160
Armrest and cupholders (if equipped)
161
SAFETY RESTRAINTS
161
Personal Safety System
161
How does the Personal Safety System work?
162
Driver and passenger dual-stage airbag supplemental restraints
162
Front crash severity sensor
162
Driver’s seat position sensor
162
Front passenger sensing system
163
Front safety belt usage sensors
163
Front outboard safety belt pretensioners
164
Front outboard safety belt energy management retractors
164
Determining if the Personal Safety System is operational
164
Safety restraints precautions
165
Combination lap and shoulder belts
166
Center front safety belt (Regular Cab center and CrewCab rear center seating positions only)
167
Safety belt with cinch tongue (Regular Cab center only)
167
How to fasten the cinch tongue (Regular Cab center only)
168
Lap belts
169
Adjusting the lap belt (Front center seat position SuperCab and CrewCab only)
169
Energy management retractors
170
Vehicle sensitive mode
171
Automatic locking mode
171
When to use the automatic locking mode
171
How to use the automatic locking mode
172
How to disengage the automatic locking mode
172
Safety belt pretensioner
173
Safety belt usage sensors
174
Front safety belt height adjustment
174
Safety belt warning light and indicator chime
174
Conditions of operation
175
Belt-Minder
175
One time disable
178
Deactivating/activating the Belt-Minder feature
178
Safety belt extension assembly
179
180
AIRBAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS)
180
Children and airbags
181
How does the airbag supplemental restraint system work?
182
Determining if the system is operational
183
Front passenger sensing system
183
Seat-mounted side airbag system
187
How does the side airbag system work?
188
Determining if the system is operational
189
Safety Canopy system
190
How does the Safety Canopy system work?
191
Determining if the system is operational
192
S.O.S. Post Crash Alert
193
Disposal of airbags and airbag equipped vehicles (including pretensioners)
193
SAFETY RESTRAINTS FOR CHILDREN
193
Important child restraint precautions
193
Recommendations for attaching child safety restraints for children
195
Transporting children
196
SAFETY SEATS FOR CHILDREN
197
Infant and/or toddler seats
197
Installing child safety seats with combination lap and shoulder belts
198
Installing child safety seats in cinch tongue combination lap and shoulder belt seating position (Front center seating position only)
201
Installing child safety seats in the front row lap belt seating positions (SuperCab and CrewCab)
204
Attaching child safety seats with LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) attachments
205
Use of inboard lower anchors from the outboard seating positions (center seating use)
207
Combining safety belt and LATCH lower anchors for attaching child safety seats
207
Attaching child safety seats with tether straps
207
Rear seat tether strap attachment
210
Child booster seats
211
When children should use booster seats
212
Types of booster seats
213
The importance of shoulder belts
214
Child restraint and safety belt maintenance
215
Tires, Wheels and Loading
216
NOTICE TO UTILITY VEHICLE AND TRUCK OWNERS
216
VEHICLE CHARACTERISTICS
216
4WD and AWD Systems (if equipped)
216
How your vehicle differs from other vehicles
217
INFORMATION ABOUT UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADING
218
Treadwear
219
Traction AA A B C
219
Temperature A B C
219
TIRES
219
Glossary of tire terminology
220
INFLATING YOUR TIRES
220
TIRE CARE
222
Inspecting your tires
222
Tire wear
223
Damage
223
U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number (TIN)
224
Tire replacement requirements
224
Safety practices
225
Highway hazards
226
Tire and wheel alignment
226
Tire rotation
226
INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE TIRE SIDEWALL
228
Information on “P” type tires
228
Additional information contained on the tire sidewall for “LT” type tires
231
Information on “T” type tires
232
Location of the tire label
232
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS) (IF EQUIPPED)
233
Understanding your Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
235
When your temporary spare tire is installed
235
When you believe your system is not operating properly
236
When inflating your tires
237
How temperature affects your tire pressure
237
TPMS reset procedure (if applicable)
238
Overview
238
TPMS reset procedure
239
SNOW TIRES AND CHAINS
243
VEHICLE LOADING – WITH AND WITHOUT A TRAILER
244
Special loading instructions for owners of pickup trucks and utility-type vehicles
250
TRAILER TOWING
250
Preparing to tow
256
Hitches
256
Weight distributing hitch
256
Safety chains
257
Trailer brakes
257
Integrated trailer brake controller (if equipped)
257
Trailer lamps
261
Using a step bumper (if equipped)
261
Driving while you tow
262
Servicing after towing
262
Trailer towing tips
262
Launching or retrieving a boat
263
RECREATIONAL TOWING
263
Driving
265
STARTING
265
Positions of the ignition
265
Preparing to start your vehicle
265
Important safety precautions
266
Starting the engine
268
Cold weather starting (flexible fuel vehicles only)
269
If the engine fails to start using the preceding instructions (flexible fuel vehicles only)
269
Guarding against exhaust fumes
270
Important ventilating information
270
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER (IF EQUIPPED)
270
BRAKES
272
Four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
272
Using ABS
272
ABS warning lamp
273
Parking brake
273
ADVANCETRAC WITH ROLL STABILITY CONTROL™ (RSC) STABILITY ENHANCEMENT SYSTEM
274
STEERING
279
LIMITED-SLIP AXLE (IF EQUIPPED)
280
Electronic locking differential (ELD) axle (if equipped)
280
PREPARING TO DRIVE
281
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION OPERATION
281
Brake-shift interlock - column-shift transmission
281
Brake-shift interlock – floor-shift transmission
284
Understanding the gearshift positions of the 4–speed automatic transmission
285
Driving with a 6–speed automatic transmission
288
If your vehicle gets stuck in mud or snow
291
REVERSE SENSING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
292
REARVIEW CAMERA SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
294
FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE (4WD) OPERATION (IF EQUIPPED)
296
System indicator lights
296
Using a manual 4WD system (if equipped)
297
Shifting between 2H (4X2) and 4H (4X4 high)
297
Shifting to/from 4L (4X4 Low)
298
Using the N (Neutral) position
298
Using the electronic shift 4WD system (if equipped)
299
Shifting between 2H (4X2 High) and 4H (4X4 High)
299
Shifting to/from 4L (4X4 Low)
299
Electronic locking differential (ELD) (if equipped)
300
Activating the electronic locking differential (ELD)
301
Driving off-road with truck and utility vehicles
301
How your vehicle differs from other vehicles
301
Basic operating principles
302
If your vehicle goes off the edge of the pavement
302
If your vehicle gets stuck
303
Emergency maneuvers
303
Parking
304
4WD Systems
304
Normal characteristics
304
Sand
304
Mud and water
305
Driving on hilly or sloping terrain
306
Driving on snow and ice
307
Maintenance and Modifications
307
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
308
SNOWPLOWING
308
Installing the snowplow
309
Operating the vehicle with the snowplow attached
309
Snowplowing with your airbag equipped vehicle
310
Transmission operation while plowing
310
Engine temperature while plowing
311
Roadside Emergencies
312
ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
312
Getting roadside assistance
312
Using roadside assistance
313
HAZARD FLASHER CONTROL
313
FUEL PUMP SHUT-OFF
313
FUSES AND RELAYS
314
Fuses
314
Standard fuse amperage rating and color
314
Passenger compartment fuse panel
315
Power distribution box
318
CHANGING THE TIRES
322
Dissimilar spare tire/wheel information
323
Stopping and securing the vehicle
325
Location of the spare tire and tools
325
Removing the spare tire
326
Tire change procedure
326
Stowing the flat/spare tire
329
WHEEL LUG NUT TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
330
RUNNING OUT OF FUEL
331
JUMP STARTING
331
Preparing your vehicle
332
Connecting the jumper cables
332
Jump starting
334
Removing the jumper cables
335
WRECKER TOWING
337
Emergency towing
338
Customer Assistance
339
GETTING THE SERVICES YOU NEED
339
Away from home
339
Additional assistance
340
IN CALIFORNIA (U.S. ONLY)
341
THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU (BBB) AUTO LINE PROGRAM (U.S. ONLY)
341
UTILIZING THE MEDIATION/ARBITRATION PROGRAM (CANADA ONLY)
342
FORD EXTENDED SERVICE PLAN
343
GETTING ASSISTANCE OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND CANADA
343
ORDERING ADDITIONAL OWNER’S LITERATURE
344
Obtaining a French owner’s guide
345
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (U.S. ONLY)
345
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (CANADA ONLY)
345
Cleaning
346
WASHING THE EXTERIOR
346
WAXING
347
PAINT CHIPS
347
ALUMINUM WHEELS AND WHEEL COVERS
347
ENGINE
348
4.6L ENGINE
348
5.4L ENGINE
349
PLASTIC (NON-PAINTED) EXTERIOR PARTS
349
WINDOWS AND WIPER BLADES
349
INSTRUMENT PANEL/INTERIOR TRIM AND CLUSTER LENS
350
INTERIOR
351
LEATHER SEATS (IF EQUIPPED, EXCEPT FOR THE KING RANCH SUPERCREW)
351
Leather seats for the King Ranch SuperCrew only (if equipped)
352
UNDERBODY
353
FORD AND LINCOLN MERCURY CAR CARE PRODUCTS
354
Maintenance and Specifications
355
SERVICE RECOMMENDATIONS
355
PRECAUTIONS WHEN SERVICING YOUR VEHICLE
355
Working with the engine off
355
Working with the engine on
355
OPENING THE HOOD
356
IDENTIFYING COMPONENTS IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT
357
4.6L V8
357
5.4L V8
358
WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID
359
CHANGING THE WIPER BLADES
360
ENGINE OIL
360
Checking the engine oil
360
Adding engine oil
361
Engine oil and filter recommendations
362
Use SAE 5W-20 engine oil
362
BATTERY
363
ENGINE COOLANT
365
Checking engine coolant
365
Adding engine coolant
366
Recycled engine coolant
368
Coolant refill capacity
369
Severe climates
369
What you should know about fail-safe cooling (if equipped)
369
How fail-safe cooling works
370
When fail-safe mode is activated
370
FUEL FILTER
371
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT AUTOMOTIVE FUELS
371
Important safety precautions
371
Refueling
373
Easy Fuel™ “no cap” fuel system
374
Flex Fuel Vehicle (FFV) fuel fill inlet
375
Choosing the right fuel
375
Cleaner air
375
Octane recommendations
376
Unleaded Gasoline Engines
376
FFV engine
376
Fuel quality
376
Unleaded gasoline engines
376
FFV engine
377
Running out of fuel
377
Refilling with a portable fuel container
377
ESSENTIALS OF GOOD FUEL ECONOMY
378
Measuring techniques
378
Filling the tank
378
Calculating fuel economy
379
Driving style — good driving and fuel economy habits
380
Habits
380
Maintenance
380
Conditions
381
EPA fuel economy estimates
381
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
382
On board diagnostics (OBD-II)
383
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) testing
384
POWER STEERING FLUID
384
BRAKE FLUID
385
TRANSMISSION FLUID
385
Checking 4-speed automatic transmission fluid
385
Low fluid level
386
Correct fluid level
386
High fluid level
387
Adjusting automatic transmission fluid levels
387
Checking 6-speed automatic transmission fluid
388
TRANSFER CASE FLUID (IF EQUIPPED)
388
AIR FILTER
389
Changing the air filter element
389
MOTORCRAFT PART NUMBERS
392
MAINTENANCE PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS AND CAPACITIES
393
ENGINE DATA
397
Engine drivebelt routing
398
IDENTIFYING YOUR VEHICLE
398
Safety Compliance Certification Label
398
Vehicle identification number (VIN)
399
TRANSMISSION CODE DESIGNATIONS
400
Accessories
401
GENUINE FORD ACCESSORIES FOR YOUR VEHICLE
401
Exterior style
401
Interior style
401
Lifestyle
402
Peace of mind
402
Index
403

FAQ about the 2009 Ford F150 Manual

What contains the 2009 F150 manual?

The Ford F150 owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Ford to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Ford F150. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Ford F150 2009 owner's manual:

  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Ford F150 owners can do
  • Maintenance for your Ford F150, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Best practice for driving your Ford F150
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls

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