2010 Ford Crown Victoria Owner's Manual

2010 Ford Crown Victoria owners manual
Year:
2010
Make:
Ford
Model:
Crown Victoria
Rating:
(3)

Online manual

Size:
2.5 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
5
SPECIAL NOTICES
6
New Vehicle Limited Warranty
6
Special instructions
6
Notice to owners of Severe Duty vehicles (Crown Victoria only)
6
DATA RECORDING
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
17
MESSAGE CENTER (IF EQUIPPED)
19
Info (Information menu)
20
Compass zone/calibration adjustment
24
System warnings
25
Entertainment Systems
27
AUDIO SYSTEMS
27
AM/FM stereo (if equipped)
27
AM/FM Stereo Single CD Premium audio system (if equipped)
29
Premium/Premium sound satellite compatible AM/FM stereo Single CD/Cassette system (if equipped)
32
AM/FM Premium sound satellite compatible Stereo In-dash Six CD sound system (if equipped)
37
GENERAL AUDIO INFORMATION
41
Climate Controls
43
MANUAL HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
43
Operating tips
43
ELECTRONIC AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL (EATC) SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
44
Operating tips
45
REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER
46
Lights
47
HEADLAMP CONTROL
47
Autolamp control (if equipped)
47
Fog lamp control (if equipped)
48
High beams
48
Flash-to-pass
48
Daytime running lamps (DRL) (if equipped)
48
PANEL DIMMER CONTROL
49
AIMING THE HEADLAMPS
49
Headlamp aim adjustment (Crown Victoria only)
49
Vertical aim adjustment (Grand Marquis only)
51
TURN SIGNAL CONTROL
52
INTERIOR LAMPS
52
Map/courtesy lamps
52
Rear courtesy/reading lamps (if equipped)
53
BULB REPLACEMENT
53
Lamp assembly condensation
53
Using the right bulbs
54
Replacing interior bulbs
54
Replacing exterior bulbs
54
Replacing headlamp bulbs (Crown Victoria only)
55
Replacing front parking/turn signal lamp bulbs
56
Replacing front sidemarker bulb
57
Replacing tail/brake/turn signal lamp bulbs
58
Replacing license plate lamp bulbs
59
Replacing backup lamp bulbs
59
Replacing high-mount brakelamp bulbs
59
Replacing headlamp bulbs (Grand Marquis only)
60
Replacing front parking/cornering/turn signal lamp bulbs
61
Replacing tail/brake/turn signal lamp bulbs
62
Replacing license plate lamp bulbs
63
Replacing backup lamp bulbs
63
Replacing high-mount brakelamp bulbs
63
Driver Controls
65
MULTI-FUNCTION LEVER
65
Windshield wiper/washer features
65
TILT STEERING WHEEL
66
ILLUMINATED VISOR MIRROR (IF EQUIPPED)
66
CENTER CONSOLE (IF EQUIPPED)
67
AUXILIARY POWER POINT (12VDC)
67
POWER WINDOWS
68
One-touch down
68
Window lock
68
Accessory delay
69
INTERIOR MIRROR
69
Automatic dimming interior rear view mirror (if equipped)
69
EXTERIOR MIRRORS
70
Power side view mirrors
70
Heated outside mirrors (if equipped)
70
Fold-away mirrors
70
POWER ADJUSTABLE FOOT PEDALS (IF EQUIPPED)
71
SPEED CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
71
Setting speed control
71
Disengaging speed control
72
Resuming a set speed
72
Increasing speed while using speed control
73
Reducing speed while using speed control
73
Turning off speed control
74
STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS (IF EQUIPPED)
74
Audio control features
74
Climate control features
75
INTERIOR TRUNK CONTROL
75
Locks and Security
76
KEYS
76
POWER DOOR LOCKS
76
Smart locks (if equipped)
76
Autolock (if equipped)
76
Autorelock
76
Autounlock
77
Deactivating/activating the autolock or autounlock feature
77
CHILDPROOF DOOR LOCKS
78
INTERIOR LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT RELEASE
78
REMOTE ENTRY SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
80
Unlocking the doors
80
Locking the doors
81
Car finder
81
Sounding a panic alarm
81
Opening the trunk
81
Replacing the battery
82
Replacing lost transmitters
82
Illuminated entry
83
SECURICODE™ KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
84
Programming a personal entry code
84
Erasing personal code
85
Unlocking the doors and releasing the trunk with the keyless entry system
85
Locking doors with the keyless entry system
86
Anti-scan feature
86
SECURILOCK PASSIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM
86
Anti-theft indicator
88
Automatic arming
88
Automatic disarming
88
Replacement keys
89
Programming spare keys
89
Seating and Safety Restraints
91
SEATING
91
Adjustable head restraints
91
Adjusting the front manual seat (if equipped)
92
Using the manual recline function (if equipped)
92
Adjusting the power front seats (if equipped)
93
Using the power lumbar support (if equipped)
95
Heated seats (if equipped)
96
REAR SEATS
97
Seat-mounted cup holders and armrest storage compartment (if equipped)
97
SAFETY RESTRAINTS
97
Personal Safety System™
97
How does the Personal Safety System™ work?
98
Driver and passenger dual-stage airbag supplemental restraints
98
Front crash severity sensor
98
Driver’s seat position sensor
98
Front passenger sensing system
99
Front safety belt usage sensors
99
Front safety belt pretensioners
100
Front safety belt energy management retractors
100
Determining if the Personal Safety System™ is operational
100
Safety restraints precautions
101
Combination lap and shoulder belts
102
Energy management feature
102
Lap belts
103
Adjusting the front center seat lap belt (if equipped)
103
Vehicle sensitive mode
103
Webbing extraction sensitive mode
104
Automatic locking mode
104
When to use the automatic locking mode
104
How to use the automatic locking mode
104
How to disengage the automatic locking mode
105
Safety belt extension assembly
105
Front safety belt height adjustment
106
Safety belt warning light and indicator chime
106
Conditions of operation
106
Belt-Minder
107
One-time disable
109
Deactivating/activating the Belt-Minder feature
110
AIRBAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS)
111
Important SRS precautions
111
Children and airbags
113
How does the airbag supplemental restraint system work?
114
Front passenger sensing system
116
Determining if the system is operational
121
Seat-mounted side airbag system
121
How does the side airbag system work?
122
Determining if the system is operational
123
Disposal of airbags and airbag equipped vehicles (including pretensioners)
123
SAFETY RESTRAINTS FOR CHILDREN
124
Important child restraint precautions
124
Recommendations for attaching child safety restraints for children
126
Transporting children
127
SAFETY SEATS FOR CHILDREN
128
Infant and/or toddler seats
128
Installing child safety seats with combination lap and shoulder belts
129
Installing child safety seats in the lap belt seating positions
132
Attaching child safety seats with LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) attachments
133
Use of inboard lower anchors from the outboard seating positions (center seating use)
135
Combining safety belt and LATCH lower anchors for attaching child safety seats
136
Attaching child safety seats with tether straps
136
Child booster seats
137
When children should use booster seats
138
Types of booster seats
139
The importance of shoulder belts
140
Child restraint and safety belt maintenance
141
Tires, Wheels and Loading
142
INFORMATION ABOUT UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADING
142
Treadwear
142
Traction AA A B C
142
Temperature A B C
143
TIRES
143
Glossary of tire terminology
143
INFLATING YOUR TIRES
144
TIRE CARE
146
Inspecting your tires and wheel valve stems
146
Tire wear
147
Damage
147
U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number (TIN)
148
Tire replacement requirements
148
Safety practices
149
Highway hazards
150
Tire and wheel alignment
150
Tire rotation
151
INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE TIRE SIDEWALL
152
Information on “P” type tires
152
Additional information contained on the tire sidewall for “LT” type tires
155
Information on “T” type tires
156
Location of the tire label
156
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)
157
Understanding your Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
159
When your temporary spare tire is installed
159
When you believe your system is not operating properly
159
When inflating your tires
161
How temperature affects your tire pressure
161
SNOW TIRES AND CHAINS
162
VEHICLE LOADING – WITH AND WITHOUT A TRAILER
163
TRAILER TOWING
169
Preparing to tow
169
Hitches
169
Safety chains
170
Trailer brakes
170
Trailer lamps
170
Driving while you tow
170
Servicing after towing
171
Trailer towing tips
171
Launching or retrieving a boat
172
RECREATIONAL TOWING
172
Driving
173
STARTING
173
Positions of the ignition
173
Preparing to start your vehicle
173
Important safety precautions
174
Starting the engine
175
Cold weather starting (flexible fuel vehicles only)
175
If the engine fails to start using the preceding instructions (flexible fuel vehicles only)
176
Guarding against exhaust fumes
176
Important ventilating information
176
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER (IF EQUIPPED)
177
BRAKES
179
Anti-lock brake system (ABS)
179
Using ABS
180
ABS warning lamp
180
Parking brake
181
TRACTION CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
182
STEERING
183
AIR SUSPENSION SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
183
TRACTION-LOK™ AXLE (IF EQUIPPED)
184
BRAKE-SHIFT INTERLOCK
184
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION OPERATION
185
Understanding the gearshift positions of the 4–speed automatic transmission
185
If your vehicle gets stuck in mud or snow
187
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
188
Roadside Emergencies
189
ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
189
Getting roadside assistance
189
Using roadside assistance
190
HAZARD FLASHER CONTROL
190
FUEL PUMP SHUT-OFF SWITCH
191
FUSES AND RELAYS
192
Fuses
192
Standard fuse amperage rating and color
192
Passenger compartment fuse panel
193
Power distribution box
196
Relays
200
CHANGING A FLAT TIRE
200
Dissimilar spare tire/wheel information
201
Full-size matching spare tire/wheel information
203
Stopping and securing the vehicle
203
Removing the spare tire and jack
204
Tire change procedure
205
WHEEL LUG NUT TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
207
JUMP STARTING
208
Preparing your vehicle
208
Connecting the jumper cables
209
Jump starting
211
Removing the jumper cables
211
WRECKER TOWING
213
Emergency towing
214
Customer Assistance
215
GETTING THE SERVICES YOU NEED
215
Away from home
215
Additional assistance
216
IN CALIFORNIA (U.S. ONLY)
217
THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU (BBB) AUTO LINE PROGRAM (U.S. ONLY)
218
UTILIZING THE MEDIATION/ARBITRATION PROGRAM (CANADA ONLY)
219
GETTING ASSISTANCE OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND CANADA
219
ORDERING ADDITIONAL OWNER’S LITERATURE
220
Obtaining a French Owner’s Guide
220
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (U.S. ONLY)
221
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (CANADA ONLY)
221
Cleaning
222
WASHING THE EXTERIOR
222
WAXING
223
PAINT CHIPS
223
ALUMINUM WHEELS AND WHEEL COVERS
223
ENGINE
224
PLASTIC (NON-PAINTED) EXTERIOR PARTS
225
WINDOWS AND WIPER BLADES
225
INSTRUMENT PANEL/INTERIOR TRIM AND CLUSTER LENS
226
INTERIOR
226
LEATHER SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
227
UNDERBODY
227
FORD AND LINCOLN MERCURY CAR CARE PRODUCTS
228
Maintenance and Specifications
229
SERVICE RECOMMENDATIONS
229
PRECAUTIONS WHEN SERVICING YOUR VEHICLE
229
Working with the engine off
229
Working with the engine on
230
OPENING THE HOOD
230
IDENTIFYING COMPONENTS IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT
231
WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID
232
CHANGING THE WIPER BLADES
232
ENGINE OIL
233
Checking the engine oil
233
Adding engine oil
234
Engine oil and filter recommendations
235
Use SAE 5W-20 engine oil
235
BATTERY
236
ENGINE COOLANT
238
Checking engine coolant
238
Adding engine coolant
239
Recycled engine coolant
241
Coolant refill capacity
242
Severe climates
242
What you should know about fail-safe cooling
243
How fail-safe cooling works
243
When fail-safe mode is activated
243
FUEL FILTER
244
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT AUTOMOTIVE FUELS
244
Important safety precautions
244
Refueling
247
Fuel filler cap
247
FFV (Flex Fuel Vehicle) fuel cap
248
Crown Victoria vehicles only
249
Choosing the right fuel
249
Cleaner air
249
Octane recommendations
249
FFV engine (if equipped)
250
Fuel quality
250
Running out of fuel
251
ESSENTIALS OF GOOD FUEL ECONOMY
251
Measuring techniques
251
Filling the tank
251
Calculating fuel economy
252
Driving style — good driving and fuel economy habits
253
Habits
253
Maintenance
253
Conditions
254
EPA fuel economy estimates
254
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
254
On board diagnostics (OBD-II)
255
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) testing
256
POWER STEERING FLUID
257
BRAKE FLUID
258
TRANSMISSION FLUID
258
Checking automatic transmission fluid (if equipped)
258
Low fluid level
259
Correct fluid level
259
High fluid level
260
Adjusting automatic transmission fluid levels
260
AIR FILTER
261
Changing the air filter element
261
MOTORCRAFT PART NUMBERS
262
MAINTENANCE PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS AND CAPACITIES
263
ENGINE DATA
266
Engine drivebelt routing
266
IDENTIFYING YOUR VEHICLE
267
Safety Compliance Certification Label
267
Vehicle identification number (VIN)
267
TRANSMISSION CODE DESIGNATIONS
268
Crown Victoria Severe Duty
269
CONTACT US
269
TRANSMISSION
270
POWERTRAIN OVERSPEED PROTECTION
270
IDLE METER
270
REAR AXLE
271
Axle break-in – Police and middle eastern countries only
271
Lubricant specifications
271
ELECTRICAL
271
Battery - police
271
Battery - long term storage
271
Alternator - police
272
Power distribution connector
272
Rear power point - police
273
Headlight flashers (wig-wags) - police
274
HEAVY-DUTY SUSPENSION - POLICE
274
COOLERS
274
Oil cooler - police
274
Engine and transmission coolers
274
WHEELS/TIRES/BRAKES
275
Wheel rims - police
275
Tires - police
275
Tires - long term storage
275
Training the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
275
Changing tires with the TPMS
276
TPMS reset procedure
277
Brakes - police
280
Brake fluid maintenance
280
INTERIOR
280
Heavy-duty seats - police
280
Seat belt extenders
280
Calibrated speedometer - police
281
Red/White map light - police (if equipped)
281
Mobile communication systems
281
Aftermarket equipment installation
282
Trunk Pack™ and trunk loading
282
Trunk Packing Considerations
283
Equipment categories and placement
283
BODY
285
Fire suppression system (if equipped)
285
Ballistic door panels (if equipped)
287
AIRBAGS
288
IMPORTANT AIRBAG DOS AND DON’TS
296
SOME COMMON POLICE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT AIRBAGS
297
Will there be any way to special order police vehicles without the airbag systems?
297
Can the installation of push bumpers on the front end of the vehicle affect the deployment of an airbag?
297
Is there a problem with transporting a front seat passenger who has their hands restrained behind their body?
298
Can conditions encountered in aggressive pursuit driving situations (e.g., high speed braking, uneven road surfaces) cause inadvertent inflation of an airbag that might result in loss of vehicle control?
298
Accessories
299
GENUINE FORD ACCESSORIES FOR YOUR VEHICLE
299
Ford Extended Service Plan
300
FORD ESP EXTENDED SERVICE PLANS
300
Index
303

FAQ about the 2010 Ford Crown Victoria Manual

What contains the 2010 Crown Victoria manual?

The Ford Crown Victoria owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Ford to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Ford Crown Victoria. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Ford Crown Victoria 2010 owner's manual:

  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Best practice for driving your Ford Crown Victoria
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity

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