2009 Ford Freestyle Owner's Manual

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

Online manual

Size:
2.86 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
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
18
AUDIO SYSTEMS
18
Quick start — How to get going
18
Listening to the radio
18
Listening to satellite radio (if equipped)
19
Listening to a CD/MP3 (if equipped)
19
AM/FM Single CD/MP3 satellite compatible sound system (if equipped)
22
Premium/Audiophile AM/FM in-dash six CD/MP3 satellite compatible sound system (if equipped)
29
Auxiliary input jack (Line in)
37
USB port (if equipped)
38
GENERAL AUDIO INFORMATION
39
Satellite radio information (if equipped)
42
FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT DVD SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
45
Quick start
45
To play a DVD in the DVD system:
46
To play a CD in the DVD system:
46
To play an MP3 disc in the DVD system:
47
To play an auxiliary source through the DVD system
47
To listen to audio over the headphones (Dual play mode):
48
Using the infrared (IR) wireless headphones:
49
Using wired headphones (not included):
49
To adjust display brightness:
49
DVD player controls
50
Remote control
52
Battery replacement
55
Headphones
56
Wireless headphones
56
Wired headphones
59
Operation
59
Single play/Dual play
59
Operation with an aftermarket audio system (Headphone only mode)
61
Menu mode
61
Angle mode
61
Aspect ratio
62
Language
62
Subtitles
63
Audio CDs
63
Playing MP3 discs
64
MP3 disc quality factors
64
CD, MP3 and CD player care
65
Playing a DVD
66
Slow play
67
Frame by frame
67
Headphone/auxiliary jacks
67
Audio displays
68
Audio interaction
68
Parental control for the DVD system
68
General information
69
Safety information
70
Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Compliance
71
Care and service of the DVD player
72
Environmental extremes
72
Temperature extremes
72
Humidity and moisture condensation
72
Foreign substances
72
Cleaning the liquid crystal display (LCD) flip-down screen
72
Cleaning DVD and CD discs
73
Compatibility with aftermarket audio systems (headphone only mode)
73
NAVIGATION SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
73
SYNC (IF EQUIPPED)
73
Climate Controls
74
MANUAL HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
74
Operating tips
75
DUAL ZONE AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
76
Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control with heated seats (if equipped)
78
Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control with rear passenger compartment climate control (if equipped)
80
Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control with heated seats and rear passenger compartment climate control (if equipped)
82
Operating tips
85
AUXILIARY CLIMATE CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
86
REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER
86
Lights
87
HEADLAMP CONTROL
87
Autolamp control (if equipped)
87
Autolamps - Programmable exit delay
87
Fog lamp control
88
High beams
88
Flash to pass
89
Daytime running lamps (DRL) (if equipped)
89
PANEL DIMMER CONTROL
89
AIMING THE HEADLAMPS
90
Vertical aim adjustment
90
TURN SIGNAL CONTROL
91
INTERIOR LAMPS
91
Dome lamps and map lamps
91
BULB REPLACEMENT
92
Lamp assembly condensation
92
Using the right bulbs
92
Replacing interior bulbs
93
Replacing exterior bulbs
93
Replacing headlamp (low beam and high beam) bulbs
93
Replacing front parking lamp/turn signal bulbs
94
Replacing front sidemarker bulbs
94
Replacing rear stop/park/turn/backup and side marker lamp bulbs
95
Replacing high-mount brake lamp bulbs
96
Replacing license plate lamp bulbs
96
Replacing fog lamp bulbs
96
Driver Controls
97
MULTI-FUNCTION LEVER
97
Windshield wiper rainlamp feature (if equipped with Autolamp)
97
Rear window wiper/washer controls
98
TILT STEERING WHEEL
98
ILLUMINATED VISOR MIRROR (IF EQUIPPED)
99
INSTRUMENT PANEL STORAGE COMPARTMENT
99
OVERHEAD CONSOLE
99
Storage compartment
100
Conversation mirror (if equipped)
100
CENTER CONSOLE
101
AUXILIARY POWER POINT (12VDC)
101
POWER WINDOWS
103
One touch up or down (Driver’s window only)
103
Bounce-Back (Driver’s window only)
104
Security Override
104
Window lock
104
Accessory delay
104
INTERIOR MIRROR
105
Automatic dimming interior rear view mirror
105
EXTERIOR MIRRORS
106
Power side view mirrors
106
Fold-away mirrors
106
Heated outside mirrors (if equipped)
106
POWER ADJUSTABLE FOOT PEDALS (IF EQUIPPED)
107
SPEED CONTROL
107
Setting speed control
108
Disengaging speed control
108
Resuming a set speed
109
Increasing speed while using speed control
109
Reducing speed while using speed control
109
Turning off speed control
110
STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS (IF EQUIPPED)
110
Radio control features
110
MOON ROOF (IF EQUIPPED)
112
HOMELINK WIRELESS CONTROL SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
114
Programming
114
Gate Operator & Canadian Programming
116
Operating the HomeLink Wireless Control System
116
Erasing HomeLink buttons
117
Reprogramming a single HomeLink button
117
MESSAGE CENTER
117
Selectable features
117
Reset
117
Info menu
118
Odometer/Trip odometer
118
Distance to empty (DTE)
118
Average fuel economy (AFE)
119
Trip elapsed drive time
119
Compass display
119
Compass zone adjustment
120
Compass calibration adjustment
121
Setup menu
122
System check
122
Oil life
122
Language
123
Units (English/Metric)
123
Autolamp delay (if equipped)
123
Autolock (if equipped)
124
Autounlock (if equipped)
124
Power liftgate (if equipped)
124
Easy entry/exit seat (if equipped)
125
System warnings
125
MANUAL LIFTGATE
127
POWER LIFTGATE (IF EQUIPPED)
128
CARGO AREA FEATURES
132
Cargo net (if equipped)
132
Cargo van storage compartment (if equipped)
132
LUGGAGE RACK
132
Locks and Security
133
KEYS
133
Recommended handling of the Integrated Keyhead Transmitter (IKT)
133
POWER DOOR LOCKS
134
Smart locks
135
Autolock feature
135
Deactivating/activating autolock feature
135
Power door lock switch autolock enable/disable procedure
136
Keyless entry keypad autolock enable/disable procedure
136
Autounlock feature
137
Deactivating/activating autounlock feature
137
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
141
Locking the doors
141
Car finder
141
Sounding a panic alarm
141
Opening the power liftgate (if equipped)
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)
156
Using the manual lumbar support (if equipped)
157
Folding down the front passenger seatback
157
Adjusting the front power seat (if equipped)
158
Heated seats (if equipped)
160
Memory seat/power mirrors/adjustable pedals (if equipped)
160
REAR SEATS
161
Head restraints
161
Adjusting second row bucket and bench seat back
162
Adjusting second row seats (if equipped)
162
Accessing the third row seats
162
2nd row auto-fold seat (if equipped)
164
Exiting the third row seat
165
Rear heated seats (if equipped)
166
Stowing the third row seat
167
Unstowing the third row seat
168
SAFETY RESTRAINTS
170
Personal Safety System
170
How does the Personal Safety System work?
171
Driver and passenger dual-stage airbag supplemental restraints
171
Front crash severity sensor
171
Driver’s seat position sensor
171
Front passenger sensing system
172
Front safety belt usage sensors
172
Front safety belt pretensioners
172
Front safety belt energy management retractors
173
Determining if the Personal Safety System is operational
173
Safety belt precautions
173
Combination lap and shoulder belts
175
Energy management feature — front outboard
175
Vehicle sensitive mode
176
Automatic locking mode
176
When to use the automatic locking mode
176
How to use the automatic locking mode
176
How to disengage the automatic locking mode
177
Safety belt height adjustment
177
Safety belt pretensioner
178
Safety belt extension assembly
178
Safety belt warning light and indicator chime
178
Conditions of operation
179
Belt-Minder
179
One-time disable
182
Deactivating/activating the Belt-Minder feature
182
AIRBAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS)
183
Important SRS precautions
184
Children and airbags
186
How does the airbag supplemental restraint system work?
186
Front passenger sensing system
188
Determining if the system is operational
192
Seat-mounted side airbag system
193
How does the side airbag system work?
193
Safety Canopy system
195
How does the Safety Canopy system work?
196
Determining if the system is operational
198
S.O.S. Post Crash Alert
198
Disposal of airbags and airbag equipped vehicles (including pretensioners)
199
SAFETY RESTRAINTS FOR CHILDREN
199
Important child restraint precautions
199
Recommendations for attaching child safety restraints for children
201
Transporting children
202
SAFETY SEATS FOR CHILDREN
203
Infant and/or toddler seats
203
Installing child safety seats with combination lap and shoulder belts
204
Attaching child safety seats with LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) attachments
207
Use of inboard lower anchors from the outboard seating positions (center seating use)
209
Combining safety belt and LATCH lower anchors for attaching child safety seats
210
Attaching child safety seats with tether straps
210
Child booster seats
214
When children should use booster seats
215
Types of booster seats
216
The importance of shoulder belts
217
Child restraint and safety belt maintenance
218
Tires, Wheels and Loading
219
NOTICE TO CROSSOVER VEHICLE OWNERS
219
VEHICLE CHARACTERISTICS
219
All Wheel Drive (AWD) System (if equipped)
219
How your vehicle differs from other vehicles
220
INFORMATION ABOUT UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADING
221
Treadwear
221
Traction AA A B C
221
Temperature A B C
222
TIRES
222
Glossary of tire terminology
222
INFLATING YOUR TIRES
223
TIRE CARE
225
Inspecting your tires
225
Tire wear
226
Damage
226
U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number (TIN)
227
Tire replacement requirements
227
Safety practices
229
Highway hazards
229
Tire and wheel alignment
230
Tire rotation
230
INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE TIRE SIDEWALL
231
Information on “P” type tires
232
Additional information contained on the tire sidewall for “LT” type tires
235
Information on “T” type tires
236
Location of the tire label
236
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)
237
Understanding your Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
238
When your temporary spare tire is installed
239
When you believe your system is not operating properly
239
When inflating your tires
240
How temperature affects your tire pressure
240
SNOW TIRES AND CHAINS
241
VEHICLE LOADING – WITH AND WITHOUT A TRAILER
242
TRAILER TOWING
248
Preparing to tow
249
Hitches
249
Safety chains
249
Trailer brakes
249
Trailer lamps
249
Driving while you tow
250
Servicing after towing
250
Trailer towing tips
250
RECREATIONAL TOWING
251
Driving
252
STARTING
252
Positions of the ignition
252
Starting your vehicle
252
Important safety precautions
253
Starting the engine
254
Guarding against exhaust fumes
255
Important ventilating information
255
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER (IF EQUIPPED)
255
BRAKES
257
Four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
257
Using ABS
257
Brake Assist
258
ABS warning lamp
258
Parking brake
258
ADVANCETRAC STABILITY ENHANCEMENT SYSTEM
259
STEERING
263
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION OPERATION
264
Brake-shift interlock
264
Automatic Transmission Adaptive Learning
265
Understanding the gearshift positions of the 6–speed automatic transmission
265
REVERSE SENSING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
268
ALL WHEEL DRIVE (AWD) SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
270
Driving on slippery surfaces with AWD vehicles
270
Basic operating principles
270
If your vehicle goes off the edge of the pavement
271
If your vehicle gets stuck
271
Emergency maneuvers
272
AWD Systems (if equipped)
272
Sand
272
Mud and water
272
Driving on hilly or sloping terrain
273
Driving on snow and ice
274
Maintenance and Modifications
275
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
275
Roadside Emergencies
276
ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
276
Getting roadside assistance
276
Using roadside assistance
277
HAZARD FLASHER CONTROL
278
FUEL PUMP SHUT-OFF SWITCH
278
FUSES AND RELAYS
279
Fuses
279
Standard fuse amperage rating and color
279
Passenger compartment fuse panel
280
Power distribution box
282
CHANGING THE TIRES
285
Dissimilar spare tire/wheel information
286
Stopping and securing the vehicle
288
Removing the spare tire and jack
288
Tire change procedure
289
Stowing the tire and jack
291
WHEEL LUG NUT TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
292
JUMP STARTING
293
Preparing your vehicle
293
Connecting the jumper cables
294
Jump starting
296
Removing the jumper cables
296
WRECKER TOWING
298
Emergency towing
299
Customer Assistance
300
GETTING THE SERVICES YOU NEED
300
Away from home
300
Additional Assistance
301
IN CALIFORNIA (U.S. ONLY)
302
THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU (BBB) AUTO LINE PROGRAM (U.S. ONLY)
302
UTILIZING THE MEDIATION/ARBITRATION PROGRAM (CANADA ONLY)
303
FORD EXTENDED SERVICE PLAN
304
GETTING ASSISTANCE OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND CANADA
304
ORDERING ADDITIONAL OWNER’S LITERATURE
305
Obtaining a French owner’s guide
306
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (U.S. ONLY)
306
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (CANADA ONLY)
306
Cleaning
307
WASHING THE EXTERIOR
307
WAXING
308
PAINT CHIPS
308
ALUMINUM WHEELS AND WHEEL COVERS
308
ENGINE
309
3.5L V6 ENGINE
309
PLASTIC (NON-PAINTED) EXTERIOR PARTS
310
WINDOWS AND WIPER BLADES
310
INSTRUMENT PANEL/INTERIOR TRIM AND CLUSTER LENS
311
INTERIOR
311
LEATHER SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
312
UNDERBODY
312
FORD AND LINCOLN MERCURY CAR CARE PRODUCTS
313
Maintenance and Specifications
314
SERVICE RECOMMENDATIONS
314
PRECAUTIONS WHEN SERVICING YOUR VEHICLE
314
Working with the engine off
314
Working with the engine on
314
OPENING THE HOOD
315
IDENTIFYING COMPONENTS IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT
316
3.5L V6 ENGINE
316
WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID
317
CHANGING THE WIPER BLADES
318
Changing rear window wiper blade
318
ENGINE OIL
319
Checking the engine oil
319
Adding engine oil
320
Engine oil and filter recommendations
321
Use SAE 5W-20 engine oil
321
BATTERY
322
ENGINE COOLANT
324
Checking engine coolant
324
Adding engine coolant
325
Recycled engine coolant
327
Coolant refill capacity
328
Severe climates
328
What you should know about fail-safe cooling
328
How fail-safe cooling works
329
When fail-safe mode is activated
329
FUEL FILTER
330
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT AUTOMOTIVE FUELS
330
Important safety precautions
330
Refueling
332
Fuel filler cap
332
Choosing the right fuel
333
Octane recommendations
334
Fuel quality
334
Cleaner air
334
Running out of fuel
335
ESSENTIALS OF GOOD FUEL ECONOMY
335
Measuring techniques
335
Filling the tank
335
Calculating fuel economy
336
Driving style — good driving and fuel economy habits
336
Habits
337
Maintenance
337
Conditions
337
EPA fuel economy estimates
338
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
338
On board diagnostics (OBD-II)
339
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) testing
340
POWER STEERING FLUID
341
BRAKE FLUID
341
TRANSMISSION FLUID
342
Checking automatic transmission fluid
342
Low fluid level
342
Correct fluid level
342
High fluid level
343
Adjusting automatic transmission fluid levels
343
AIR FILTER
343
Changing the air filter element
344
MOTORCRAFT PART NUMBERS
345
MAINTENANCE PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS AND CAPACITIES
346
ENGINE DATA
348
Engine drivebelt routing
348
IDENTIFYING YOUR VEHICLE
349
Safety Compliance Certification Label
349
Vehicle identification number (VIN)
349
TRANSMISSION CODE DESIGNATIONS
350
Accessories
351
GENUINE FORD ACCESSORIES FOR YOUR VEHICLE
351
Exterior style
351
Interior style
351
Lifestyle
351
Peace of mind
352
Index
353

FAQ about the 2009 Ford Freestyle Manual

What contains the 2009 Freestyle manual?

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

  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls

Where to download the 2009 Ford Freestyle Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Ford Freestyle year 2009 free?

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The Ford Freestyle (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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