2009 Ford Mustang Owner's Manual

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

Online manual

Size:
2.66 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
6
Cell phone use
7
Export unique (Non–United States/Canada) vehicle specific information
7
Instrument Cluster
10
WARNING LIGHTS AND CHIMES
10
GAUGES
15
Entertainment Systems
19
AUDIO SYSTEMS
19
Quick start — How to get going
19
Listening to the radio
19
Listening to satellite radio (if equipped)
20
Listening to a CD/MP3 (if equipped)
20
AM/FM stereo / single CD/MP3 sound system (if equipped)
23
SHAKER 500 — Audiophile In-Dash Six CD/MP3 Sound System (if equipped)
28
SHAKER 1000 — Audiophile In-dash Six CD/MP3 Sound System (if equipped)
29
Auxiliary input jack (Line in)
36
GENERAL AUDIO INFORMATION
38
Satellite radio information (if equipped)
40
NAVIGATION SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
43
Climate Controls
44
MANUAL HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM
44
Operating tips
45
REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER (R )
46
CABIN AIR FILTER
47
Lights
48
HEADLAMP CONTROL
48
Fog lamp control (if equipped)
48
High beams
48
Flash to pass
49
Daytime running lamps (DRL) (if equipped)
49
PANEL DIMMER CONTROL
49
AIMING THE HEADLAMPS
50
Vertical aim adjustment
50
TURN SIGNAL CONTROL
51
INTERIOR LAMPS
51
Map lamps
51
Ambient/Mood lighting (if equipped)
52
BULB REPLACEMENT
52
Headlamp condensation
52
Using the right bulbs
53
Replacing interior bulbs
53
Replacing exterior bulbs
53
Replacing headlamp bulbs
53
Replacing HID headlamp bulbs (if equipped)
54
Replacing front turn signal bulbs
54
Replacing front parking lamp bulbs
55
Replacing fog lamp bulbs (if equipped)
55
Replacing tail lamp/brake/rear turn signal lamp bulbs
55
Replacing backup bulbs
56
Replacing rear sidemarker lamp bulbs
57
Replacing high-mount brake lamp bulbs
57
Replacing license plate lamp bulbs
58
Driver Controls
59
MULTI-FUNCTION LEVER
59
TILT STEERING WHEEL (IF EQUIPPED)
60
CENTER CONSOLE
60
AUXILIARY POWER POINT (12VDC)
60
POWER WINDOWS
62
Bounce Back (Front windows only)
63
Bounce Back Override (Front windows only)
63
Short drop glass (Front windows only)
63
Rear Power Windows (Convertible Only)
64
Accessory delay
64
INTERIOR MIRROR
64
Automatic dimming interior rear view mirror (if equipped)
64
Electronic compass (if equipped)
65
Compass zone adjustment
65
Compass calibration adjustment
66
EXTERIOR MIRRORS
66
Power side view mirrors
66
SPEED CONTROL
66
Setting speed control
67
Disengaging speed control
67
Resuming a set speed
67
Increasing speed while using speed control
67
Reducing speed while using speed control
68
Turning off speed control
68
CONVERTIBLE (IF EQUIPPED)
68
Lowering the convertible top
68
Installation of the boot (if equipped)
70
Raising the convertible top
72
ROLLER BLIND SUN SHADE (IF EQUIPPED)
73
MESSAGE CENTER (IF EQUIPPED)
73
Selectable features
74
Reset
74
Setup menu
74
System check
74
Display color
75
Units (English/Metric)
76
Display Mode
76
Language
76
Info menu
76
Odometer/Trip odometer
77
Distance to empty (DTE)
77
Average fuel economy (AFE)
78
Instantaneous fuel economy
78
Fuel Used
78
Trip elapsed drive time
79
Average speed
79
Blank Display
79
System warnings
79
POSITIVE RETENTION FLOOR MAT (IF EQUIPPED)
82
Locks and Security
83
KEYS
83
POWER DOOR LOCKS
83
Smart locks
83
Power door trim switch inhibit (if equipped)
84
Deactivating/activating the power door trim switch inhibit feature
84
Autolock (if equipped)
85
Relock
85
Deactivating/activating the autolock feature
85
INTERIOR LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT RELEASE
85
REMOTE ENTRY SYSTEM
87
Unlocking the doors
87
Locking the doors
88
Car finder
88
Sounding a panic alarm
88
Opening the trunk
88
Replacing the battery
89
Replacing lost remote entry transmitters
89
How to reprogram your remote entry transmitters
90
Illuminated entry
90
Perimeter lighting feature (if equipped)
91
Enabling/disabling the perimeter lighting feature
91
SECURILOCK™ PASSIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM
92
Anti-theft indicator
93
Automatic arming
93
Automatic disarming
93
Replacement keys
93
Programming spare keys
93
ACTIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
95
Arming the system
96
Disarming the system
96
Seating and Safety Restraints
97
SEATING
97
Adjustable head restraints
97
Adjusting the front manual seat (if equipped)
98
Four-way seat adjust (driver side only)
99
Using the power lumbar support (if equipped)
99
Adjusting the front power seats (if equipped)
99
Heated seats (if equipped)
101
Rear seat entry/exit
102
REAR SEATS
102
2nd seat/split-folding rear seat
102
SAFETY RESTRAINTS
103
Personal Safety System™
103
How does the Personal Safety System™ work?
104
Driver and passenger dual-stage airbag supplemental restraints
104
Front crash severity sensor
104
Driver’s seat position sensor
104
Front passenger sensing system
105
Front safety belt usage sensors
105
Front safety belt pretensioners
106
Front safety belt energy management retractors
106
Determining if the Personal Safety System™ is operational
106
Safety restraints precautions
107
Combination lap and shoulder belts
108
Energy management feature
109
Vehicle sensitive mode
110
Automatic locking mode
110
When to use the automatic locking mode
110
How to use the automatic locking mode
111
How to disengage the automatic locking mode
111
Safety belt pretensioner
112
Safety belt extension assembly
112
Safety belt warning light and indicator chime
112
Conditions of operation
113
Belt-Minder
113
One-time disable
116
Deactivating/activating the Belt-Minder feature
116
AIRBAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS)
118
Important SRS precautions
118
Children and airbags
120
How does the airbag supplemental restraint system work?
120
Front passenger sensing system
122
Seat-mounted side airbag system
126
How does the side airbag system work?
127
Determining if the system is operational
128
S.O.S. Post Crash Alert
1
Disposal of airbags and airbag equipped vehicles
1
SAFETY RESTRAINTS FOR CHILDREN
1
Important child restraint precautions
1
Recommendations for attaching child safety restraints for children
132
Transporting children
133
SAFETY SEATS FOR CHILDREN
134
Infant and/or toddler seats
134
Installing child safety seats with combination lap and shoulder belts
135
Attaching child safety seats with LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) attachments
138
Combining safety belt and LATCH lower anchors for attaching child safety seats
140
Attaching child safety seats with tether straps
140
For Convertible only:
142
Child booster seats
144
When children should use booster seats
145
Types of booster seats
145
The importance of shoulder belts
147
Child restraint and safety belt maintenance
147
Tires, Wheels and Loading
148
INFORMATION ABOUT UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADING
148
Treadwear
148
Traction AA A B C
148
Temperature A B C
149
TIRES
149
Glossary of tire terminology
149
INFLATING YOUR TIRES
150
TIRE CARE
152
Inspecting your tires
152
Tire wear
153
Damage
153
U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number (TIN)
154
Tire replacement requirements
154
Safety practices
155
Highway hazards
156
Tire and wheel alignment
156
Tire rotation
156
INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE TIRE SIDEWALL
157
Information on “P” type tires
158
Additional information contained on the tire sidewall for “LT” type tires
161
Information on “T” type tires
162
Location of the tire label
162
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)
163
Understanding your Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
165
When your temporary spare tire is installed
165
When you believe your system is not operating properly
166
When inflating your tires
167
How temperature affects your tire pressure
167
SNOW TIRES AND CHAINS
168
VEHICLE LOADING – WITH AND WITHOUT A TRAILER
169
TRAILER TOWING
174
Preparing to tow
174
Hitches
175
Safety chains
175
Trailer brakes
175
Trailer lamps
175
Driving while you tow
176
Servicing after towing
176
Trailer towing tips
176
RECREATIONAL TOWING
177
Driving
178
STARTING
178
Positions of the ignition
178
Preparing to start your vehicle
178
Important safety precautions
179
Starting the engine
181
Guarding against exhaust fumes
181
Important ventilating information
182
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER (IF EQUIPPED)
182
BRAKES
184
Four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS) (if equipped)
184
ABS warning lamp
184
Using ABS
184
Parking brake
185
TRACTION CONTROL™ (IF EQUIPPED)
185
STEERING
187
TRACTION-LOK™ AXLE (IF EQUIPPED)
187
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION OPERATION (IF EQUIPPED)
188
Brake-shift interlock
188
Understanding the gearshift positions of the 5–speed automatic transmission
189
If your vehicle gets stuck in mud or snow
191
MANUAL TRANSMISSION OPERATION (IF EQUIPPED)
192
Using the clutch
192
Recommended shift speeds
193
Reverse
193
Parking your vehicle
194
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
194
Roadside Emergencies
195
ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
195
Getting roadside assistance
195
Using roadside assistance
196
HAZARD FLASHER CONTROL
196
FUEL PUMP SHUT-OFF SWITCH
197
FUSES AND RELAYS
197
Fuses
197
Standard fuse amperage rating and color
198
Passenger compartment fuse panel
198
Power distribution box
200
Auxiliary relay with heated seats (if equipped)
203
Auxiliary relay with HID headlamps (if equipped)
204
CHANGING A FLAT TIRE
204
Dissimilar spare tire/wheel information
205
Stopping and securing the vehicle
207
Tire change procedure
207
TEMPORARY MOBILITY KIT (IF EQUIPPED)
210
General information
212
Tips for use of the temporary mobility kit
212
What to do when a tire is punctured
213
First stage: Reinflating the tire with sealing compound and air
213
Second stage: Checking tire pressure
216
What to do after the tire has been sealed
216
WHEEL LUG NUT TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
220
JUMP STARTING
220
Preparing your vehicle
221
Connecting the jumper cables
221
Jump starting
223
Removing the jumper cables
224
WRECKER TOWING
226
Emergency towing
227
Customer Assistance
228
GETTING THE SERVICES YOU NEED
228
Away from home
228
Additional Assistance
229
IN CALIFORNIA (U.S. ONLY)
230
THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU (BBB) AUTO LINE PROGRAM (U.S. ONLY)
231
UTILIZING THE MEDIATION/ARBITRATION PROGRAM (CANADA ONLY)
232
FORD EXTENDED SERVICE PLAN
232
GETTING ASSISTANCE OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND CANADA
233
ORDERING ADDITIONAL OWNER’S LITERATURE
234
Obtaining a French owner’s guide
234
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (U.S. ONLY)
235
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (CANADA ONLY)
235
Cleaning
236
WASHING THE EXTERIOR
236
WAXING
237
PAINT CHIPS
237
ALUMINUM WHEELS AND WHEEL COVERS
237
ENGINE
238
4.0L SOHC V6 ENGINE
238
4.6L 3V SOHC V8 ENGINE
239
PLASTIC (NON-PAINTED) EXTERIOR PARTS
239
WINDOWS AND WIPER BLADES
239
CONVERTIBLE TOP AND PADDED MOLDING
240
INSTRUMENT PANEL/INTERIOR TRIM AND CLUSTER LENS
240
INTERIOR
241
LEATHER SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
242
UNDERBODY
242
FORD AND LINCOLN MERCURY CAR CARE PRODUCTS
243
Maintenance and Specifications
244
SERVICE RECOMMENDATIONS
244
PRECAUTIONS WHEN SERVICING YOUR VEHICLE
244
Working with the engine off
244
Working with the engine on
244
OPENING THE HOOD
245
IDENTIFYING COMPONENTS IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT
246
4.0L SOHC V6 engine
246
4.6L 3V SOHC V8 engine
247
WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID
248
CHANGING THE WIPER BLADES
249
ENGINE OIL
249
Checking the engine oil
249
Adding engine oil
251
Engine Oil Recommendations
252
Use SAE 5W-30 engine oil
252
Use SAE 5W-20 engine oil
253
BATTERY
254
ENGINE COOLANT
256
Checking engine coolant
256
Adding engine coolant
257
Recycled engine coolant
259
Coolant refill capacity
260
Severe climates
260
What you should know about fail-safe cooling (4.6L V8 engine only)
261
How fail-safe cooling works
261
When fail-safe mode is activated
261
FUEL FILTER
262
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT AUTOMOTIVE FUELS
262
Important safety precautions
262
Refueling
264
Fuel filler cap
264
Choosing the right fuel
265
Octane recommendations
266
Octane recommendations (Bullitt™* Mustang only)
266
Fuel quality
266
Cleaner air
267
Running out of fuel
267
ESSENTIALS OF GOOD FUEL ECONOMY
267
Measuring techniques
267
Filling the tank
267
Calculating fuel economy
268
Driving style — good driving and fuel economy habits
269
Habits
269
Maintenance
269
Conditions
270
EPA fuel economy estimates
270
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
270
On board diagnostics (OBD-II)
271
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) testing
272
POWER STEERING FLUID
273
BRAKE/CLUTCH FLUID
274
TRANSMISSION FLUID
274
Checking automatic transmission fluid
274
Checking and adding manual transmission fluid (if equipped)
275
AIR FILTER
276
Changing the air filter element (except Bullitt™* Mustang)
277
Changing the air filter element (Bullitt™* Mustang)
277
MOTORCRAFT PART NUMBERS
278
MAINTENANCE PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS AND CAPACITIES
279
ENGINE DATA
282
Engine drivebelt routing
282
IDENTIFYING YOUR VEHICLE
283
Safety Compliance Certification Label
283
Vehicle identification number (VIN)
283
TRANSMISSION CODE DESIGNATIONS
284
Accessories
285
GENUINE FORD ACCESSORIES FOR YOUR VEHICLE
285
Exterior style
285
Interior style
285
Lifestyle
286
Peace of mind
286
Index
1

FAQ about the 2009 Ford Mustang Manual

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

  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Ford Mustang owners can do
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues

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