2009 Ford Focus Owner's Manual

2009 Ford Focus owners manual
Year:
2009
Make:
Ford
Model:
Focus
Rating:
(5)

Online manual

Size:
1.92 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
Important information for P215/45R17 low-profile tires and wheels
8
Cell phone use
9
Export unique (Non–United States/Canada) vehicle specific information
9
Instrument Cluster
12
WARNING LIGHTS AND CHIMES
12
GAUGES
17
Entertainment Systems
19
AUDIO SYSTEMS
19
AM/FM/single CD or in-dash CD6/MP3 satellite compatible sound system
19
Setting the clock
19
AM/FM Radio
20
RDS Radio
21
CD/MP3 Player
21
Satellite Radio (if equipped)
23
Sound Adjustments
26
Extra Features
27
Auxiliary input jack (Line in)
27
USB port (if equipped)
29
GENERAL AUDIO INFORMATION
30
Satellite radio information (if equipped)
32
SYNC (IF EQUIPPED)
35
Climate Controls
36
MANUAL HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM
36
Operating tips
37
REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER
38
Lights
39
HEADLAMP CONTROL
39
Fog lamp control (if equipped)
39
High beams
39
Flash to pass
40
Daytime running lamps (DRL) (if equipped)
40
PANEL DIMMER CONTROL
40
AIMING THE HEADLAMPS
41
Vertical aim adjustment
41
TURN SIGNAL CONTROL
42
INTERIOR LAMPS
42
Map lamps
42
Ambient lighting (if equipped)
43
BULB REPLACEMENT
43
Lamp assembly condensation
43
Using the right bulbs
44
Replacing interior bulbs
44
Replacing exterior bulbs
44
Replacing headlamp bulbs
44
Replacing front parking lamp/turn signal bulbs
45
Replacing side marker bulbs
46
Replacing tail/brake/backup lights and turn signal bulbs
46
Replacing fog lamp bulbs (if equipped)
47
Replacing license plate lamp bulbs
47
Replacing high-mount brake lamp assembly
47
Driver Controls
48
MULTI-FUNCTION LEVER
48
TILT STEERING WHEEL
49
ELECTRONIC COMPASS (IF EQUIPPED)
49
Compass zone adjustment
50
Compass calibration adjustment
50
CENTER CONSOLE
51
AUXILIARY POWER POINT (12VDC)
51
POWER WINDOWS
52
One touch down (AUTO)
53
Window lock (if equipped)
53
INTERIOR MIRROR
53
Automatic dimming interior rear view mirror (if equipped)
53
EXTERIOR MIRRORS
54
Power side view mirrors (if equipped)
54
Heated outside mirrors (if equipped)
54
SPEED CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
54
Setting speed control
55
Disengaging speed control
55
Resuming a set speed
56
Increasing speed while using speed control
56
Reducing speed while using speed control
56
Turning off speed control
57
STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS (IF EQUIPPED)
57
Radio control features
57
MOON ROOF (SUNROOF) (IF EQUIPPED)
59
MESSAGE CENTER (IF EQUIPPED)
60
Selectable features
61
Reset
61
Info menu
61
Odometer/Trip odometer
61
Distance to empty (DTE)
61
Average fuel economy (AFE)
61
Instantaneous fuel economy
62
Setup menu
62
Reset to English (if in another language)
63
System check
63
Units (English/Metric)
63
Autolock
63
Autounlock
64
Language
64
System warnings
64
REMOTE LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT RELEASE (IF EQUIPPED)
66
POSITIVE RETENTION FLOOR MAT
67
Locks and Security
68
KEYS
68
POWER DOOR LOCKS
68
Smart locks
68
Autolock (if equipped)
68
Deactivating/activating autolock
69
Power door unlock/lock procedure
70
Autounlock feature (if equipped)
70
Deactivating/activating autounlock feature
71
Power door lock switch autounlock enable/disable procedure
71
CHILDPROOF DOOR LOCKS
72
INTERIOR LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT RELEASE
72
REMOTE ENTRY SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
74
Unlocking the doors
74
Programming unlocking mode (if equipped)
75
Locking the doors
75
Car finder
75
Sounding a panic alarm
75
Opening the luggage compartment
76
Replacing the battery
76
Replacing lost remote entry transmitters
77
How to reprogram your remote entry transmitters
77
SECURILOCK™ PASSIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM
78
Anti-theft indicator
78
Replacement keys
79
Programming spare keys
79
Seating and Safety Restraints
81
SEATING
81
Adjustable head restraints
81
Adjusting the front manual seat
84
Heated seats (if equipped)
86
Tip/slide front passenger seat (if equipped)
87
REAR SEATS
87
Rear head restraints
87
Folding down the rear seat
88
SAFETY RESTRAINTS
89
Personal Safety System
89
How does the Personal Safety System work?
89
Driver and passenger dual-stage airbag supplemental restraints
90
Front crash severity sensor
90
Driver’s seat position sensor
90
Front passenger sensing system
90
Front safety belt usage sensors
91
Front outboard safety belt pretensioners
91
Front outboard safety belt energy management retractors
91
Determining if the Personal Safety System is operational
91
Safety belt precautions
92
Combination lap and shoulder belts
93
Energy management feature
94
Vehicle sensitive mode
94
Automatic locking mode
94
When to use the automatic locking mode
94
How to use the automatic locking mode
95
How to disengage the automatic locking mode
95
Safety belts with locking cinch tongue (rear center position only)
96
How to fasten the cinch tongue
96
Front safety belt height adjustment
97
Safety belt pretensioner
97
Safety belt extension assembly
98
Safety belt warning light and indicator chime
98
Conditions of operation
98
Belt-Minder
98
One-time disable
101
Deactivating/activating the Belt-Minder feature
101
AIRBAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS)
102
Important SRS precautions
103
Children and airbags
104
How does the airbag supplemental restraint system work?
105
Front passenger sensing system
106
Determining if the system is operational
111
Seat-mounted side airbag system
111
How does the side airbag system work?
112
Side curtain airbag system
114
How does the side air curtain system work?
115
Determining if the system is operational
116
S.O.S. Post Crash Alert
117
Disposal of airbags and airbag equipped vehicles (including pretensioners)
117
SAFETY RESTRAINTS FOR CHILDREN
118
Important child restraint precautions
118
Recommendations for attaching child safety restraints for children
120
Transporting children
122
SAFETY SEATS FOR CHILDREN
123
Infant and/or toddler seats
123
Installing child safety seats with combination lap and shoulder belts
123
Installing child safety seats in cinch tongue combination lap and shoulder belt seating positions (rear center position only)
127
Attaching child safety seats with Lower Anchor and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH) 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
137
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)
152
Understanding your Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
154
When your temporary spare tire is installed
154
When you believe your system is not operating properly
155
When inflating your tires
156
How temperature affects your tire pressure
156
SNOW TIRES AND CHAINS
157
VEHICLE LOADING – WITH AND WITHOUT A TRAILER
157
TRAILER TOWING
161
RECREATIONAL TOWING
162
Driving
163
STARTING
163
Positions of the ignition
163
Preparing to start your vehicle
163
Important safety precautions
164
Starting the engine
166
Guarding against exhaust fumes
166
Important ventilating information
166
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER (IF EQUIPPED)
167
BRAKES
168
Four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS) (if equipped)
169
Using ABS
169
ABS warning lamp
169
Parking brake
170
TRACTION CONTROL™ (IF EQUIPPED)
170
ADVANCETRAC STABILITY ENHANCEMENT SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
172
STEERING
176
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION OPERATION (IF EQUIPPED)
177
Brake-shift interlock
177
Understanding the gearshift positions of the 4–speed automatic transmission
178
If your vehicle gets stuck in mud or snow
180
MANUAL TRANSMISSION OPERATION (IF EQUIPPED)
180
Using the clutch
180
Recommended shift speeds
181
Reverse
181
Parking your vehicle
182
Removing the key
182
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
182
Roadside Emergencies
183
ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
183
Getting roadside assistance
183
Using roadside assistance
184
HAZARD FLASHER CONTROL
185
FUEL PUMP SHUT-OFF SWITCH
185
FUSES AND RELAYS
186
Fuses
186
Standard fuse amperage rating and color
186
Passenger compartment fuse panel
187
Power distribution box
189
CHANGING A FLAT TIRE
192
Dissimilar spare tire/wheel information
192
Stopping and securing the vehicle
194
Tire change procedure
194
WHEEL LUG NUT TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
197
JUMP STARTING
198
Preparing your vehicle
198
Connecting the jumper cables
199
Jump starting
201
Removing the jumper cables
201
WRECKER TOWING
203
Emergency towing
204
Customer Assistance
205
GETTING THE SERVICES YOU NEED
205
Away from home
205
Additional Assistance
206
IN CALIFORNIA (U.S. ONLY)
207
THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU (BBB) AUTO LINE PROGRAM (U.S. ONLY)
208
UTILIZING THE MEDIATION/ARBITRATION PROGRAM (CANADA ONLY)
209
FORD EXTENDED SERVICE PLAN
209
GETTING ASSISTANCE OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND CANADA
210
ORDERING ADDITIONAL OWNER’S LITERATURE
211
Obtaining a French owner’s guide
211
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (U.S. ONLY)
211
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (CANADA ONLY)
212
Cleaning
213
WASHING THE EXTERIOR
213
WAXING
214
PAINT CHIPS
214
ALUMINUM WHEELS AND WHEEL COVERS
214
ENGINE
215
PLASTIC (NON-PAINTED) EXTERIOR PARTS
215
WINDOWS AND WIPER BLADES
216
INSTRUMENT PANEL/INTERIOR TRIM AND CLUSTER LENS
216
INTERIOR
217
LEATHER SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
218
UNDERBODY
218
FORD AND LINCOLN MERCURY CAR CARE PRODUCTS
219
Maintenance and Specifications
220
SERVICE RECOMMENDATIONS
220
PRECAUTIONS WHEN SERVICING YOUR VEHICLE
220
Working with the engine off
220
Working with the engine on
221
OPENING THE HOOD
221
IDENTIFYING COMPONENTS IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT
223
WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID
224
CHANGING THE WIPER BLADES
224
ENGINE OIL
225
Checking the engine oil
225
Adding engine oil
225
Engine oil and filter recommendations
226
Use SAE 5W-20 engine oil
226
BATTERY
227
ENGINE COOLANT
229
Checking engine coolant
229
Adding engine coolant
230
Recycled engine coolant
232
Coolant refill capacity
233
Severe climates
233
What you should know about fail-safe cooling
233
How fail-safe cooling works
234
When fail-safe mode is activated
234
FUEL FILTER
235
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT AUTOMOTIVE FUELS
235
Important safety precautions
235
Refueling
237
Fuel filler cap
237
Choosing the right fuel
238
Octane recommendations
239
Fuel quality
239
Cleaner air
239
Running out of fuel
240
ESSENTIALS OF GOOD FUEL ECONOMY
240
Measuring techniques
240
Filling the tank
240
Calculating fuel economy
241
Driving style — good driving and fuel economy habits
241
Habits
242
Maintenance
242
Conditions
242
EPA fuel economy estimates
243
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
243
On board diagnostics (OBD-II)
244
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) testing
245
POWER STEERING FLUID
246
BRAKE/CLUTCH FLUID
247
TRANSMISSION FLUID
247
Checking automatic transmission fluid
247
Low fluid level
248
Correct fluid level
248
High fluid level
248
Adjusting automatic transmission fluid levels
248
Checking and adding manual transmission fluid (if equipped)
249
AIR FILTER
249
Air filter element (PZEV)
250
Changing the air filter element (Non-PZEV only)
250
MOTORCRAFT PART NUMBERS
251
MAINTENANCE PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS AND CAPACITIES
252
ENGINE DATA
254
Engine drivebelt routing
255
IDENTIFYING YOUR VEHICLE
255
Safety Compliance Certification Label
255
Vehicle identification number (VIN)
256
TRANSMISSION CODE DESIGNATIONS
257
Accessories
258
GENUINE FORD ACCESSORIES FOR YOUR VEHICLE
258
Exterior style
258
Interior style
258
Lifestyle
258
Peace of mind
259
Index
260

FAQ about the 2009 Ford Focus Manual

What contains the 2009 Focus manual?

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

  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity

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