2009 Ford Flex Owner's Manual

2009 Ford Flex owners manual
Year:
2009
Make:
Ford
Model:
Flex
Rating:
(4)

Online manual

Size:
2.97 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
Cell phone use
8
Export unique (Non–United States/Canada) vehicle specific information
9
Instrument Cluster
12
WARNING LIGHTS AND CHIMES
12
GAUGES
16
Entertainment Systems
19
AUDIO SYSTEMS
19
AM/FM CD/MP3 satellite compatible sound system
19
Setting the clock
20
AM/FM Radio
20
RDS Radio
21
CD/MP3 Player
22
Satellite Radio (if equipped)
24
Sound Adjustments
27
Extra Features
28
Audio system–Navigation system based (if equipped)
28
Auxiliary input jack (Line in)
28
USB port (if equipped)
30
GENERAL AUDIO INFORMATION
31
Satellite radio information (if equipped)
34
FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT DVD SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
37
Quick start
38
To play a DVD in the DVD system:
38
To play a CD in the DVD system:
39
To play an MP3 disc in the DVD system:
39
To play an auxiliary source through the DVD system
40
To listen to audio over the headphones— Dual play mode (Navigation-based radio systems only):
41
To listen to audio over the headphones— Dual play mode (Non-navigation based radio systems):
41
Using the infrared (IR) wireless headphones:
42
Using wired headphones (not included):
42
To adjust display brightness:
43
DVD player controls
43
Remote control
46
Battery replacement
49
Headphones
49
Wireless headphones
49
Headphone storage
51
Wired headphones
51
Operation
52
Single play/Dual play
52
Operation with an aftermarket audio system (Headphone only mode)
54
Menu mode
55
Angle mode
55
Aspect ratio
55
Language
56
Subtitles
56
Audio CDs
57
Playing MP3 discs
57
MP3 disc quality factors
58
CD, MP3 and CD player care
59
Playing a DVD
60
Slow play
60
Frame by frame
61
Headphone/auxiliary jacks
61
Audio displays
62
Audio interaction
62
Parental control for the DVD system
62
General information
63
Safety information
64
Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Compliance
65
Care and service of the DVD player
65
Environmental extremes
65
Temperature extremes
66
Humidity and moisture condensation
66
Foreign substances
66
Cleaning the liquid crystal display (LCD) flip-down screen
66
Cleaning DVD and CD discs
66
Compatibility with aftermarket audio systems (headphone only mode)
67
NAVIGATION SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
67
SYNC (IF EQUIPPED)
67
Climate Controls
68
SINGLE ZONE CLIMATE CONTROL WITH REAR PASSENGER COMPARTMENT CLIMATE CONTROL
68
Operating tips
70
DUAL ZONE AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL WITH HEATED SEATS AND REAR PASSENGER COMPARTMENT CLIMATE CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
71
DUAL ZONE AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL (NAVIGATION BASED–IF EQUIPPED)
74
TOUCHSCREEN FUNCTIONS
76
VOICE COMMANDS IN CLIMATE MODE
77
Operating tips
78
AUXILIARY CLIMATE CONTROL
79
REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER
80
Lights
81
HEADLAMP CONTROL
81
Autolamp control (if equipped)
81
Autolamps - Programmable exit delay
81
Fog lamp control (if equipped)
82
High beams
82
Flash to pass
82
Daytime running lamps (DRL) (if equipped)
83
PANEL DIMMER CONTROL
83
AIMING THE HEADLAMPS
83
Vertical aim adjustment
83
TURN SIGNAL CONTROL
85
INTERIOR LAMPS
86
Dome lamps and map lamps
86
Ambient/Mood lighting (if equipped)
86
BULB REPLACEMENT
87
Headlamp condensation
87
Using the right bulbs
87
Replacing interior bulbs
88
Replacing exterior bulbs
88
Replacing headlamp (high beam/low beam) halogen bulbs
88
Replacing HID headlamp bulbs (if equipped)
89
Replacing front parking lamp/turn signal bulbs
89
Replacing rear stop/park/turn/backup and side marker lamp bulbs (non LED)
90
Replacing license plate lamp bulbs
90
Replacing fog lamp bulbs (if equipped)
91
Driver Controls
92
MULTI-FUNCTION LEVER
92
Windshield wiper rainlamp feature (if equipped with Autolamp)
92
Rear window wiper/washer controls
93
TILT STEERING WHEEL
93
ILLUMINATED VISOR MIRROR (IF EQUIPPED)
94
CLOCK (IF EQUIPPED)
94
OVERHEAD CONSOLE
95
Storage compartment
95
ELECTRONIC COMPASS
95
Compass zone adjustment
96
Compass calibration adjustment
96
CENTER CONSOLE
97
Console refrigerator/freezer (if equipped)
98
AUXILIARY POWER POINT (12VDC)
99
Power point (110 VAC) (if equipped)
101
POWER WINDOWS
102
One touch up or down (Driver’s window only)
103
Window lock
104
Bounce-Back (Driver’s window only)
104
Security Override
104
Accessory delay
104
INTERIOR MIRROR
104
Automatic dimming interior rear view mirror
105
EXTERIOR MIRRORS
105
Power side view mirrors
105
Heated outside mirrors (if equipped)
106
POWER ADJUSTABLE FOOT PEDALS (IF EQUIPPED)
106
SPEED CONTROL
107
Setting speed control
107
Disengaging speed control
108
Resuming a set speed
108
Increasing speed while using speed control
108
Reducing speed while using speed control
109
Turning off speed control
109
STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS (IF EQUIPPED)
110
Radio control features
110
MULTI-PANEL VISTA ROOF (IF EQUIPPED)
112
HOMELINK WIRELESS CONTROL SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
113
Programming
113
Gate Operator & Canadian Programming
115
Operating the HomeLink Wireless Control System
115
Erasing HomeLink buttons
116
Reprogramming a single HomeLink button
116
MESSAGE CENTER
116
Selectable features
117
Reset
117
Info menu
117
Odometer/Trip odometer
117
Distance to empty (DTE)
117
Average fuel economy (AFE)
118
Instantaneous fuel economy
118
Elapsed timer
118
Blank display
119
Setup menu
119
Reset to English (if in another language)
119
System check
119
Oil life
120
Units (English/Metric)
120
Autolamp delay
121
Autolock
121
Autounlock
121
Easy entry/exit (if equipped)
121
Reverse Sensing System (Rear Park aid)
122
Power Liftgate (if equipped)
122
Language
122
System warnings
122
MANUAL LIFTGATE
125
POWER LIFTGATE (PLG) (IF EQUIPPED)
126
CARGO AREA FEATURES
130
Cargo net (if equipped)
130
LUGGAGE RACK
130
Locks and Security
132
KEYS
132
Recommended handling of the Integrated Keyhead Transmitter (IKT)
133
POWER DOOR LOCKS
134
Smart locks
134
Autolock feature
134
Deactivating/activating autolock feature
135
Power door lock switch autolock enable/disable procedure
135
Keyless entry keypad autolock enable/disable procedure
136
Autounlock feature
136
Deactivating/activating autounlock feature
136
Power door lock switch autounlock enable/disable procedure
137
Keyless entry keypad autounlock enable/disable procedure
138
CHILDPROOF DOOR LOCKS
138
REMOTE ENTRY SYSTEM
139
Unlocking the doors/two stage unlock
140
Locking the doors
141
Opening the power liftgate (if equipped)
141
Car finder
142
Sounding a panic alarm
142
Memory seats/power mirrors/adjustable pedals (if equipped)
142
Activating the memory feature
142
Deactivating the memory feature
143
Replacing the battery
143
Replacing lost Integrated Keyhead Transmitters (IKTs)
144
How to reprogram your Integrated Keyhead Transmitters (IKTs)
144
Illuminated entry
144
Perimeter lamps illuminated entry
145
Deactivating/activating perimeter lamps illuminated entry
145
Illuminated exit
146
Battery saver
146
SECURICODE™ KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM
147
Programming a personal entry code and keypad association to memory seats, mirrors, and adjustable pedals (if equipped)
147
Erasing personal code
148
Anti-scan feature
148
Unlocking and locking the doors using keyless entry
148
SECURILOCK™ PASSIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM
149
Anti-theft indicator
150
Automatic arming
150
Automatic disarming
150
Replacement Integrated Keyhead Transmitters (IKT) and coded keys
151
Programming spare keys
151
PERIMETER ALARM SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
153
Arming the system
153
Disarming the system
154
Triggering the anti-theft system
154
Seating and Safety Restraints
155
SEATING
155
Adjustable head restraints
155
Adjusting the front manual seat (if equipped)
158
Using the manual lumbar support (if equipped)
159
Folding down the front passenger seatback
159
Adjusting the front power seat (if equipped)
160
Using the power lumbar support (if equipped)
162
Heated seats (if equipped)
162
Memory seat/power mirrors/adjustable pedals (if equipped)
163
Easy entry/exit feature (if equipped)
163
REAR SEATS
164
Head restraints
164
Adjusting second row bucket and bench seat back
166
Adjusting second row seats (six–passenger vehicles only)
166
Accessing the third row seats
166
2nd row power fold and tumble seat (six-passenger vehicles only)
168
Exiting the third row seat
169
Second row heated seats (if equipped)
171
Stowing the third row seat
172
Unstowing the third row seat
173
SAFETY RESTRAINTS
175
Personal Safety System
175
How does the Personal Safety System work?
175
Driver and passenger dual-stage airbag supplemental restraints
176
Front crash severity sensor
176
Driver’s seat position sensor
176
Front passenger sensing system
176
Front safety belt usage sensors
177
Front safety belt pretensioners
177
Front safety belt energy management retractors
177
Determining if the Personal Safety System is operational
178
Safety belt precautions
178
Combination lap and shoulder belts
179
Energy management feature — front outboard
180
Vehicle sensitive mode
180
Automatic locking mode
181
When to use the automatic locking mode
181
How to use the automatic locking mode
181
How to disengage the automatic locking mode
182
Front safety belt height adjustment
182
Safety belt pretensioner
182
Safety belt extension assembly
183
Safety belt warning light and indicator chime
183
Conditions of operation
183
Belt-Minder
184
One-time disable
186
Deactivating/activating the Belt-Minder feature
186
AIRBAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS)
188
Important SRS precautions
188
Children and airbags
190
How does the airbag supplemental restraint system work?
190
Front passenger sensing system
192
Determining if the system is operational
196
Seat-mounted side airbag system
197
How does the side airbag system work?
197
Safety Canopy system
199
How does the Safety Canopy system work?
200
Determining if the system is operational
202
S.O.S. Post Crash Alert
202
Disposal of airbags and airbag equipped vehicles (including pretensioners)
202
SAFETY RESTRAINTS FOR CHILDREN
202
Important child restraint precautions
203
Recommendations for attaching child safety restraints for children
205
Transporting children
206
SAFETY SEATS FOR CHILDREN
207
Infant and/or toddler seats
207
Installing child safety seats with combination lap and shoulder belts
207
Attaching child safety seats with LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) attachments
211
Use of inboard lower anchors from the outboard seating positions (center seating use)
213
Combining safety belt and LATCH lower anchors for attaching child safety seats
213
Attaching child safety seats with tether straps
214
Child booster seats
217
When children should use booster seats
218
Types of booster seats
218
The importance of shoulder belts
220
Child restraint and safety belt maintenance
221
Tires, Wheels and Loading
222
NOTICE TO CROSSOVER VEHICLE OWNERS
222
VEHICLE CHARACTERISTICS
222
All Wheel Drive (AWD) System (if equipped)
222
How your vehicle differs from other vehicles
223
INFORMATION ABOUT UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADING
224
Treadwear
224
Traction AA A B C
224
Temperature A B C
225
TIRES
225
Glossary of tire terminology
225
INFLATING YOUR TIRES
226
TIRE CARE
228
Inspecting your tires
228
Tire wear
229
Damage
229
U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number (TIN)
230
Tire replacement requirements
230
Safety practices
231
Highway hazards
232
Tire and wheel alignment
232
Tire rotation
232
INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE TIRE SIDEWALL
234
Information on “P” type tires
234
Additional information contained on the tire sidewall for “LT” type tires
237
Information on “T” type tires
238
Location of the tire label
238
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)
239
Understanding your Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
241
When your temporary spare tire is installed
241
When you believe your system is not operating properly
242
When inflating your tires
243
How temperature affects your tire pressure
243
SNOW TIRES AND CABLES/CHAINS
244
VEHICLE LOADING – WITH AND WITHOUT A TRAILER
245
TRAILER TOWING
251
Preparing to tow
253
Hitches
253
Weight distributing hitch
253
Safety chains
253
Trailer brakes
253
Trailer lamps
254
Driving while you tow
254
Servicing after towing
254
Trailer towing tips
255
RECREATIONAL TOWING
255
Driving
257
STARTING
257
Positions of the ignition
257
Starting your vehicle
257
Important safety precautions
258
Starting the engine
259
Guarding against exhaust fumes
260
Important ventilating information
260
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER (IF EQUIPPED)
260
BRAKES
262
Four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
262
Using ABS
262
ABS warning lamp
263
Parking brake
263
ADVANCETRAC WITH ROLL STABILITY CONTROL™ (RSC) STABILITY ENHANCEMENT SYSTEM
264
STEERING
269
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION OPERATION
269
Brake-shift interlock
269
Automatic Transmission Adaptive Learning
271
Understanding the gearshift positions of the 6–speed automatic transmission
271
REVERSE SENSING SYSTEM
273
REAR-VIEW CAMERA SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
275
ALL WHEEL DRIVE (AWD) SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
277
Driving on slippery surfaces with AWD vehicles
278
Basic operating principles
278
If your vehicle goes off the edge of the pavement
279
If your vehicle gets stuck
279
Emergency maneuvers
280
AWD Systems (if equipped)
280
Sand
280
Mud and water
280
Driving on hilly or sloping terrain
281
Driving on snow and ice
282
Maintenance and Modifications
283
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
283
Roadside Emergencies
284
ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
284
Getting roadside assistance
284
Using roadside assistance
285
HAZARD FLASHER CONTROL
285
FUEL PUMP SHUT-OFF
286
FUSES AND RELAYS
286
Fuses
286
Standard fuse amperage rating and color
287
Passenger compartment fuse panel
288
Power distribution box
290
Auxiliary relay box (if equipped)
294
CHANGING A FLAT TIRE
295
Dissimilar spare tire/wheel information
296
Stopping and securing the vehicle
298
Removing the spare tire and jack
298
Tire change procedure
299
Stowing the tire and jack
301
TEMPORARY MOBILITY KIT (IF EQUIPPED)
302
General information
304
Tips for use of the temporary mobility kit
304
What to do when a tire is punctured
305
First stage: Reinflating the tire with sealing compound and air
305
Second stage: Checking tire pressure
308
What to do after the tire has been sealed
308
WHEEL LUG NUT TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
311
RUNNING OUT OF FUEL
312
JUMP STARTING
313
Preparing your vehicle
313
Connecting the jumper cables
314
Jump starting
315
Removing the jumper cables
316
WRECKER TOWING
318
Emergency towing
319
Customer Assistance
320
GETTING THE SERVICES YOU NEED
320
Away from home
320
Additional Assistance
321
IN CALIFORNIA (U.S. ONLY)
322
THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU (BBB) AUTO LINE PROGRAM (U.S. ONLY)
323
UTILIZING THE MEDIATION/ARBITRATION PROGRAM (CANADA ONLY)
323
FORD EXTENDED SERVICE PLAN
324
GETTING ASSISTANCE OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND CANADA
325
ORDERING ADDITIONAL OWNER’S LITERATURE
325
Obtaining a French owner’s guide
326
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (U.S. ONLY)
326
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (CANADA ONLY)
326
Cleaning
327
WASHING THE EXTERIOR
327
WAXING
328
PAINT CHIPS
328
ALUMINUM WHEELS AND WHEEL COVERS
328
ENGINE
329
PLASTIC (NON-PAINTED) EXTERIOR PARTS
330
WINDOWS AND WIPER BLADES
330
INSTRUMENT PANEL/INTERIOR TRIM AND CLUSTER LENS
331
INTERIOR
331
LEATHER SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
332
UNDERBODY
332
FORD AND LINCOLN MERCURY CAR CARE PRODUCTS
333
Maintenance and Specifications
334
SERVICE RECOMMENDATIONS
334
PRECAUTIONS WHEN SERVICING YOUR VEHICLE
334
Working with the engine off
334
Working with the engine on
334
OPENING THE HOOD
335
IDENTIFYING COMPONENTS IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT
336
WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID
337
CHANGING THE WIPER BLADES
337
Changing rear window wiper blade
338
ENGINE OIL
338
Checking the engine oil
338
Adding engine oil
340
Engine oil and filter recommendations
340
Use SAE 5W-20 engine oil
340
BATTERY
341
ENGINE COOLANT
343
Checking engine coolant
343
Adding engine coolant
344
Recycled engine coolant
347
Coolant refill capacity
347
Severe climates
347
What you should know about fail-safe cooling
348
How fail-safe cooling works
348
When fail-safe mode is activated
348
FUEL FILTER
349
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT AUTOMOTIVE FUELS
349
Important safety precautions
349
Refueling
351
Easy Fuel™ “no cap” fuel system
351
Choosing the right fuel
352
Octane recommendations
353
Fuel quality
353
Cleaner air
354
Running out of fuel
354
Refilling with a portable fuel container
354
ESSENTIALS OF GOOD FUEL ECONOMY
355
Measuring techniques
355
Filling the tank
355
Calculating fuel economy
356
Driving style — good driving and fuel economy habits
357
Habits
357
Maintenance
357
Conditions
358
EPA fuel economy estimates
358
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
358
On board diagnostics (OBD-II)
359
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) testing
360
POWER STEERING FLUID
361
BRAKE FLUID
362
TRANSMISSION FLUID
362
Checking automatic transmission fluid
362
Low fluid level
363
Correct fluid level
363
High fluid level
363
Adjusting automatic transmission fluid levels
363
AIR FILTER
364
Changing the air filter element
364
MOTORCRAFT PART NUMBERS
365
MAINTENANCE PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS AND CAPACITIES
366
ENGINE DATA
368
Engine drivebelt routing
368
IDENTIFYING YOUR VEHICLE
369
Safety Compliance Certification Label
369
Vehicle identification number (VIN)
369
TRANSMISSION CODE DESIGNATIONS
370
Accessories
371
GENUINE FORD ACCESSORIES FOR YOUR VEHICLE
371
Index
373

FAQ about the 2009 Ford Flex Manual

What contains the 2009 Flex manual?

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

  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Best practice for driving your Ford Flex
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Ford Flex owners can do

Where to download the 2009 Ford Flex Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Ford Flex year 2009 free?

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The Ford Flex (2009) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2009 is available in English.

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