2009 Ford Taurus Owner's Manual

2009 Ford Taurus owners manual
Year:
2009
Make:
Ford
Model:
Taurus
Rating:
(6)

Online manual

Size:
2.12 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
5
Protecting the environment
5
PERCHLORATE MATERIAL
5
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/Premium plus AM/FM in-dash six CD/MP3 satellite compatible sound system (if equipped)
29
Auxiliary input jack (Line in)
36
USB port (if equipped)
38
GENERAL AUDIO INFORMATION
39
Satellite radio information (if equipped)
42
NAVIGATION SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
45
SYNC (IF EQUIPPED)
45
Climate Controls
46
MANUAL HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
46
Operating tips
47
DUAL ZONE AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
48
Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control with heated seats (if equipped)
50
Operating tips
52
REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER
53
Lights
54
HEADLAMP CONTROL
54
Autolamp control (if equipped)
54
Autolamps - Programmable exit delay
54
Fog lamp control
55
High beams
55
Flash to pass
56
Daytime running lamps (DRL) (if equipped)
56
PANEL DIMMER CONTROL
56
AIMING THE HEADLAMPS
57
Vertical aim adjustment
57
TURN SIGNAL CONTROL
58
INTERIOR LAMPS
58
Dome lamps and map lamps
58
BULB REPLACEMENT
59
Lamp assembly condensation
59
Using the right bulbs
59
Replacing interior bulbs
60
Replacing exterior bulbs
60
Replacing headlamp (low beam) bulbs
60
Replacing headlamp (high beam) bulbs
61
Replacing front parking lamp/turn signal/sidemarker bulbs
62
Replacing rear brake/tail/turn/backup and side marker lamp bulbs
62
Replacing high-mount brake lamp bulbs
63
Replacing license plate lamp bulbs
64
Replacing fog lamp bulbs
64
Driver Controls
65
MULTI-FUNCTION LEVER
65
Windshield wiper rainlamp feature (if equipped with Autolamp)
65
TILT STEERING WHEEL
66
ILLUMINATED VISOR MIRROR (IF EQUIPPED)
66
INSTRUMENT PANEL STORAGE COMPARTMENT
67
OVERHEAD CONSOLE
67
Storage compartment
67
CLOCK (IF EQUIPPED)
67
CENTER CONSOLE
68
AUXILIARY POWER POINT (12VDC)
68
POWER WINDOWS
69
One touch up or down (Driver’s window only)
70
Bounce-back (driver’s window only)
71
Security override
71
Window lock
71
Accessory delay
71
INTERIOR MIRROR
71
Automatic dimming interior rear view mirror
72
EXTERIOR MIRRORS
73
Power side view mirrors
73
Fold-away mirrors
73
Heated outside mirrors (if equipped)
73
SPEED CONTROL
74
Setting speed control
75
Disengaging speed control
75
Resuming a set speed
76
Increasing speed while using speed control
76
Reducing speed while using speed control
76
Turning off speed control
77
STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS (IF EQUIPPED)
77
Radio control features
77
MOON ROOF (IF EQUIPPED)
79
HOMELINK WIRELESS CONTROL SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
81
Programming
81
Gate Operator & Canadian Programming
83
Operating the HomeLink Wireless Control System
83
Erasing HomeLink buttons
84
Reprogramming a single HomeLink button
84
MESSAGE CENTER
84
Selectable features
84
Reset
84
Info menu
85
Odometer/Trip odometer
85
Distance to empty (DTE)
85
Average fuel economy (AFE)
86
Trip elapsed drive time
86
Compass display
86
Compass zone adjustment
87
Compass calibration adjustment
88
Setup menu
89
System check
89
Oil life
89
Language
90
Units (English/Metric)
90
Autolamp delay (if equipped)
90
Autolock (if equipped)
91
Autounlock (if equipped)
91
Easy entry/exit seat (if equipped)
91
System warnings
91
INTERIOR TRUNK CONTROL
94
Rear sunshade (if equipped)
94
CARGO AREA FEATURES
95
Cargo net (if equipped)
95
Locks and Security
96
KEYS
96
Recommended handling of the Integrated Keyhead Transmitter (IKT)
96
POWER DOOR LOCKS
97
Smart locks
98
Autolock feature
98
Deactivating/activating autolock feature
98
Power door lock switch autolock enable/disable procedure
99
Keyless entry keypad autolock enable/disable procedure
99
Autounlock feature
100
Deactivating/activating autounlock feature
100
Power door lock switch autounlock enable/disable procedure
100
Keyless entry keypad autounlock enable/disable procedure
101
CHILDPROOF DOOR LOCKS
101
INTERIOR LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT RELEASE
102
REMOTE ENTRY SYSTEM
103
Unlocking the doors/two stage unlock
104
Locking the doors
105
Car finder
105
Sounding a panic alarm
105
Opening the trunk
105
Memory seats/power mirrors/adjustable pedals
105
Activating the memory feature
106
Deactivating the memory feature
106
Replacing the battery
106
Replacing lost Integrated Keyhead Transmitters (IKTs)
107
How to reprogram your Integrated Keyhead Transmitters (IKTs)
107
Illuminated entry
107
Perimeter lamps illuminated entry
108
Deactivating/activating perimeter lamps illuminated entry
108
Illuminated exit
109
Battery saver
109
SECURICODE™ KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM
110
Programming a personal entry code and keypad association to memory seats and mirrors (if equipped)
110
Erasing personal code
111
Anti-scan feature
111
Unlocking and locking the doors using keyless entry
111
SECURILOCK PASSIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM
111
Anti-theft indicator
112
Automatic arming
113
Automatic disarming
113
Replacement Integrated Keyhead Transmitters (IKT) and coded keys
113
Programming spare keys
113
PERIMETER ALARM SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
115
Arming the system
115
Disarming the system
116
Triggering the anti-theft system
116
Seating and Safety Restraints
117
SEATING
117
Adjustable head restraints
117
Using the manual lumbar support (if equipped)
118
Folding down the front passenger seatback
118
Adjusting the front manual seat (if equipped)
119
Adjusting the front power seat (if equipped)
120
Heated seats (if equipped)
122
Memory seat/power mirrors/adjustable pedals (if equipped)
123
REAR SEATS
123
Head restraints (if equipped)
123
Split-folding rear seat
124
Seat-mounted cup holders and armrest storage compartment (if equipped)
125
SAFETY RESTRAINTS
125
Personal Safety System
125
How does the Personal Safety System work?
126
Driver and passenger dual-stage airbag supplemental restraints
126
Front crash severity sensor
126
Driver’s seat position sensor
127
Front passenger sensing system
127
Front safety belt usage sensors
127
Front safety belt pretensioners
128
Front safety belt energy management retractors
128
Determining if the Personal Safety System is operational
128
Safety belt precautions
129
Combination lap and shoulder belts
130
Energy management feature — front outboard
130
Vehicle sensitive mode
131
Automatic locking mode
131
When to use the automatic locking mode
131
How to use the automatic locking mode
131
How to disengage the automatic locking mode
132
Safety belt height adjustment
132
Safety belt pretensioner
133
Safety belt extension assembly
133
Safety belt warning light and indicator chime
133
Conditions of operation
134
Belt-Minder
134
One-time disable
137
Deactivating/activating the Belt-Minder feature
137
AIRBAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS)
139
Important supplemental restraint system precautions
139
Children and airbags
141
How does the airbag supplemental restraint system work?
141
Front passenger sensing system
143
Determining if the system is operational
147
Seat-mounted side airbag system
148
How does the side airbag system work?
149
Safety Canopy system
150
How does the Safety Canopy system work?
151
Determining if the system is operational
153
SOS Post-Crash Alert System™
153
Disposal of airbags and airbag equipped vehicles
153
SAFETY RESTRAINTS FOR CHILDREN
154
Important child restraint precautions
154
Recommendations for attaching child safety restraints for children
156
Transporting children
158
SAFETY SEATS FOR CHILDREN
158
Infant and/or toddler seats
158
Installing child safety seats with combination lap and shoulder belts
159
Attaching child safety seats with LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) attachments
162
Combining safety belt and LATCH lower anchors for attaching child safety seats
164
Attaching child safety seats with tether straps
165
Child booster seats
166
When children should use booster seats
167
Types of booster seats
168
The importance of shoulder belts
169
Child restraint and safety belt maintenance
170
Tires, Wheels and Loading
171
INFORMATION ABOUT UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADING
171
Treadwear
171
Traction AA A B C
171
Temperature A B C
172
TIRES
172
Glossary of tire terminology
172
INFLATING YOUR TIRES
173
TIRE CARE
175
Inspecting your tires
175
Tire wear
176
Damage
176
U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number (TIN)
177
Tire replacement requirements
177
Safety practices
178
Highway hazards
179
Tire and wheel alignment
179
Tire rotation
179
INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE TIRE SIDEWALL
181
Information on “P” type tires
181
Additional information contained on the tire sidewall for “LT” type tires
184
Information on “T” type tires
185
Location of the tire label
185
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)
186
Understanding your Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
188
When your temporary spare tire is installed
188
When you believe your system is not operating properly
189
When inflating your tires
190
How temperature affects your tire pressure
190
SNOW TIRES AND CHAINS
191
VEHICLE LOADING – WITH AND WITHOUT A TRAILER
192
TRAILER TOWING
198
Preparing to tow
198
Hitches
199
Safety chains
199
Trailer brakes
199
Trailer lamps
199
Driving while you tow
199
Servicing after towing
200
Trailer towing tips
200
RECREATIONAL TOWING
200
Driving
202
STARTING
202
Positions of the ignition
202
Starting your vehicle
202
Important safety precautions
203
Starting the engine
204
Guarding against exhaust fumes
205
Important ventilating information
205
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER (IF EQUIPPED)
205
BRAKES
207
Four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
207
Using ABS
207
Brake Assist
208
ABS warning lamp
208
Parking brake
208
ADVANCETRAC STABILITY ENHANCEMENT SYSTEM
209
STEERING
213
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION OPERATION
214
Brake-shift interlock
214
Automatic Transmission Adaptive Learning
215
Understanding the gearshift positions of the 6–speed automatic transmission
215
REVERSE SENSING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
218
ALL WHEEL DRIVE (AWD) SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
220
Driving on slippery surfaces with AWD vehicles
220
Basic operating principles
220
If your vehicle goes off the edge of the pavement
221
If your vehicle gets stuck
221
Emergency maneuvers
222
AWD Systems (if equipped)
222
Sand
222
Mud and water
222
Driving on hilly or sloping terrain
223
Driving on snow and ice
224
Maintenance and Modifications
225
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
225
Roadside Emergencies
226
ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
226
Getting roadside assistance
226
Using roadside assistance
227
HAZARD FLASHER CONTROL
227
FUEL PUMP SHUT-OFF SWITCH
227
FUSES AND RELAYS
228
Fuses
228
Standard fuse amperage rating and color
229
Passenger compartment fuse panel
230
Power distribution box
232
CHANGING THE TIRES
235
Dissimilar spare tire/wheel information
236
Stopping and securing the vehicle
238
Removing the spare tire and jack
238
Tire change procedure
238
Stowing the tire and jack
241
WHEEL LUG NUT TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
242
JUMP STARTING
243
Preparing your vehicle
243
Connecting the jumper cables
244
Jump starting
246
Removing the jumper cables
246
WRECKER TOWING
248
Emergency towing
249
Customer Assistance
250
GETTING THE SERVICES YOU NEED
250
Away from home
250
Additional assistance
251
IN CALIFORNIA (U.S. ONLY)
252
THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU (BBB) AUTO LINE PROGRAM (U.S. ONLY)
252
UTILIZING THE MEDIATION/ARBITRATION PROGRAM (CANADA ONLY)
253
FORD EXTENDED SERVICE PLAN
254
GETTING ASSISTANCE OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND CANADA
254
ORDERING ADDITIONAL OWNER’S LITERATURE
255
Obtaining a French owner’s guide
256
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (U.S. ONLY)
256
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (CANADA ONLY)
256
Cleaning
257
WASHING THE EXTERIOR
257
WAXING
258
PAINT CHIPS
258
ALUMINUM WHEELS AND WHEEL COVERS
258
ENGINE
259
3.5L V6 ENGINE
259
PLASTIC (NON-PAINTED) EXTERIOR PARTS
259
WINDOWS AND WIPER BLADES
260
INSTRUMENT PANEL/INTERIOR TRIM AND CLUSTER LENS
261
INTERIOR
261
LEATHER SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
262
UNDERBODY
262
FORD AND LINCOLN MERCURY CAR CARE PRODUCTS
263
Maintenance and Specifications
264
SERVICE RECOMMENDATIONS
264
PRECAUTIONS WHEN SERVICING YOUR VEHICLE
264
Working with the engine off
264
Working with the engine on
264
OPENING THE HOOD
265
IDENTIFYING COMPONENTS IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT
266
3.5L V6 ENGINE
266
WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID
267
CHANGING THE WIPER BLADES
268
ENGINE OIL
268
Checking the engine oil
268
Adding engine oil
270
Engine oil and filter recommendations
270
Use SAE 5W-20 engine oil
270
BATTERY
271
ENGINE COOLANT
273
Checking engine coolant
273
Adding engine coolant
274
Recycled engine coolant
277
Coolant refill capacity
277
Severe climates
277
What you should know about fail-safe cooling
278
How fail-safe cooling works
278
When fail-safe mode is activated
278
FUEL FILTER
279
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT AUTOMOTIVE FUELS
279
Important safety precautions
279
Refueling
281
Fuel filler cap
282
Choosing the right fuel
283
Octane recommendations
283
Fuel quality
284
Cleaner air
284
Running out of fuel
284
ESSENTIALS OF GOOD FUEL ECONOMY
285
Measuring techniques
285
Filling the tank
285
Calculating fuel economy
286
Driving style — good driving and fuel economy habits
286
Habits
286
Maintenance
287
Conditions
287
EPA fuel economy estimates
287
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
288
On board diagnostics (OBD-II)
289
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) testing
290
POWER STEERING FLUID
290
BRAKE FLUID
291
TRANSMISSION FLUID
291
Checking automatic transmission fluid
291
Low fluid level
292
Correct fluid level
292
High fluid level
293
Adjusting automatic transmission fluid levels
293
AIR FILTER
293
Changing the air filter element
294
MOTORCRAFT PART NUMBERS
295
MAINTENANCE PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS AND CAPACITIES
296
ENGINE DATA
299
Engine drivebelt routing
299
IDENTIFYING YOUR VEHICLE
300
Safety Compliance Certification Label
300
Vehicle identification number (VIN)
300
TRANSMISSION CODE DESIGNATIONS
301
Accessories
302
GENUINE FORD ACCESSORIES FOR YOUR VEHICLE
302
Exterior style
302
Interior style
302
Lifestyle
302
Peace of mind
303
Index
304

FAQ about the 2009 Ford Taurus Manual

What contains the 2009 Taurus manual?

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

  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Ford Taurus owners can do
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage

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