2010 Ford Explorer Owner's Manual

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

Online manual

Size:
3.24 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 pickup trucks and utility type vehicles
6
Using your vehicle with a snowplow
6
Using your vehicle as an ambulance
6
NOTICE TO OWNERS WITH 20 INCH WHEELS AND TIRES
7
DATA RECORDING
7
Service Data Recording
7
Event Data Recording
7
CELL PHONE USE
9
EXPORT UNIQUE (NON–UNITED STATES/CANADA) VEHICLE SPECIFIC INFORMATION
9
Instrument Cluster
12
WARNING LIGHTS AND CHIMES
12
GAUGES
18
STANDARD MESSAGE CENTER (IF EQUIPPED)
21
Selectable features (information menu)
21
System warnings
27
OPTIONAL MESSAGE CENTER (IF EQUIPPED)
30
Info
30
System check and vehicle feature customization
32
System warnings
36
Entertainment Systems
39
AUDIO SYSTEMS
39
Quick start — How to get going
39
Listening to the radio
39
Listening to satellite radio (if equipped)
40
Listening to a CD/MP3 (if equipped)
40
AM/FM Single CD/MP3 satellite compatible sound system (if equipped)
43
Premium AM/FM in-dash six CD/MP3 satellite compatible sound system (if equipped)
50
Auxiliary input jack (Line in)
58
USB port (if equipped)
60
GENERAL AUDIO INFORMATION
60
Satellite radio information (if equipped)
63
FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT DVD SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
66
Quick start
67
To play a DVD in the DVD system:
67
To play a CD in the DVD system:
68
To play an MP3 disc in the DVD system:
69
To play an auxiliary source through the DVD system
69
To listen to audio over the headphones— Dual play mode (Navigation-based radio systems only):
70
To listen to audio over the headphones— Dual play mode (Non-navigation based radio systems):
71
Using the infrared (IR) wireless headphones:
71
Using wired headphones (not included):
72
To adjust display brightness:
72
DVD player controls
73
Remote control
76
Battery replacement
78
Headphones
79
Wireless headphones
79
Wired headphones
82
Operation
82
Single play/Dual play
82
Operation with an aftermarket audio system (Headphone only mode)
85
Menu mode
86
Angle mode
86
Aspect ratio
86
Language
87
Subtitles
87
Audio CDs
88
Playing MP3 discs
88
MP3 disc quality factors
89
CD, MP3 and CD player care
90
Playing a DVD
90
Slow play
91
Frame by frame
91
Headphone/auxiliary jacks
92
Audio displays
93
Audio interaction
93
Parental control for the DVD system
93
General information
94
Safety information
95
Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Compliance
96
Care and service of the DVD player
96
Environmental extremes
96
Temperature extremes
96
Humidity and moisture condensation
97
Foreign substances
97
Cleaning the liquid crystal display (LCD) flip-down screen
97
Cleaning DVD and CD discs
97
Compatibility with aftermarket audio systems (headphone only mode)
97
NAVIGATION SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
98
SYNC (IF EQUIPPED)
98
Climate Controls
99
MANUAL HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
99
Operating tips
99
DUAL AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL (DATC) SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
101
Operating tips
103
AUXILIARY SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
104
FLOOR CONSOLE CLIMATE CONTROLS
105
REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER
105
Lights
106
HEADLAMP CONTROL
106
Autolamp control (if equipped)
106
Fog lamp control
107
Daytime running lamps (DRL) (if equipped)
107
High beams
107
Flash-to-pass
108
PANEL DIMMER CONTROL
108
AIMING THE HEADLAMPS
108
Headlamp aim adjustment
108
TURN SIGNAL CONTROL
110
INTERIOR LAMPS
110
Dome/reading lamps
110
Cargo/reading lamps
111
BULB REPLACEMENT
111
Lamp assembly condensation
111
Using the right bulbs
111
Replacing interior bulbs
112
Replacing exterior bulbs
112
Replacing headlamp bulbs
113
Replacing front parking lamp/turn signal/sidemarker bulbs
114
Replacing tail/brake/turn/backup lamp bulbs
114
Replacing fog lamp bulbs
115
Replacing license plate lamp bulbs
115
Replacing high-mount brakelamp bulb
116
Driver Controls
117
MULTI-FUNCTION LEVER
117
Windshield wiper rainlamp feature (if equipped with Autolamp)
117
Rear window wiper/washer controls
117
TILT STEERING COLUMN
118
ILLUMINATED VISOR MIRROR (IF EQUIPPED)
118
OVERHEAD CONSOLE (IF EQUIPPED)
119
Storage compartment
119
Installing a garage door opener (if equipped)
120
CENTER CONSOLE
120
Rear center console features (if equipped)
121
AUXILIARY POWER POINTS (12VDC)
121
POWER WINDOWS
122
One-touch up or down (Driver’s window only) (if equipped)
122
Bounce-back (driver’s window only)
123
Security override
123
Window lock
124
Accessory delay
124
INTERIOR MIRROR
124
Automatic dimming interior rear view mirror (if equipped)
124
EXTERIOR MIRRORS
125
Power side view mirrors
125
Heated outside mirrors (if equipped)
125
Fold-away mirrors
126
POWER ADJUSTABLE FOOT PEDALS (IF EQUIPPED)
126
POWER DEPLOYABLE RUNNING BOARDS (IF EQUIPPED)
126
SPEED CONTROL
128
Setting speed control
128
Resuming a set speed
129
Increasing speed while using speed control
129
Reducing speed while using speed control
130
Turning off speed control
130
STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS
131
Audio control features
131
MOON ROOF (IF EQUIPPED)
133
UNIVERSAL GARAGE DOOR OPENER (IF EQUIPPED)
134
HomeLink Wireless Control System (if equipped)
135
Programming
135
Gate Operator & Canadian Programming
137
Operating the HomeLink Wireless Control System
138
Erasing HomeLink buttons
139
Reprogramming a single HomeLink button
139
Car2U Home Automation System (if equipped)
140
Types of garage door openers (rolling code and fixed code)
140
Rolling code programming
141
Fixed code programming
143
Erasing the Car2U Home Automation System buttons
144
FCC and RSS-210 Industry Canada Compliance
145
CARGO COVER (IF EQUIPPED)
145
Cargo management system
146
REAR LIFTGATE
147
LUGGAGE RACK
148
Locks and Security
150
KEYS
150
POWER DOOR LOCKS
150
Smart unlocking feature
150
Autolock
150
Deactivating/activating autolock
151
Power door unlock/lock procedure
151
Keyless entry keypad procedure
152
Message center procedure
152
Autounlock
152
Deactivating/activating autounlock
152
Power door unlock/lock procedure
153
Keyless entry keypad procedure
153
Message center procedure
153
Power door lock/unlock inhibit feature (if equipped)
154
CHILDPROOF DOOR LOCKS
155
REMOTE ENTRY SYSTEM
155
Two-step door unlocking
156
One-step door unlocking
156
Switching from two-step to one-step door unlocking
156
Locking the doors/liftgate
157
Opening the liftgate window
157
Car finder
157
Sounding a panic alarm
157
Memory seats and adjustable pedals feature (if equipped)
157
Activating the memory seat feature
158
Deactivating the memory seat feature
158
Replacing the battery
158
Replacing lost remote entry transmitters
159
How to reprogram your remote entry transmitters
159
Illuminated entry
160
SECURICODE™ KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
161
Programming a personal entry code
161
Erasing personal code
162
Anti-scan feature
162
Unlocking and locking the doors, liftgate and liftgate window using keyless entry
162
SECURILOCK PASSIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM
162
Anti-theft indicator
163
Automatic arming
163
Automatic disarming
164
Replacement keys
164
Programming spare keys
164
Seating and Safety Restraints
166
SEATING
166
Adjustable head restraints
166
Adjusting the front manual seat (if equipped)
169
Using the manual lumbar support (if equipped)
170
Adjusting the front power seat (if equipped)
170
Using the power lumbar support (if equipped)
172
Memory seats and adjustable pedals (if equipped)
172
Easy entry/exit feature (if equipped)
173
Deactivating/activating the easy access/easy out feature
174
Heated seats (if equipped)
174
REAR SEATS
175
Folding down the 2nd row seats
176
Placing the 2nd row 60/40 seats in cargo mode (if equipped)
178
Tilting the 2nd row seat for E-Z Entry
179
Tilting the 2nd row seat for E-Z Entry
182
3rd row folding seat (if equipped)
185
3rd row power folding seat (if equipped)
185
SAFETY RESTRAINTS
187
Personal Safety System™
187
How does the Personal Safety System™ work?
187
Driver and passenger dual-stage airbag supplemental restraints
188
Front crash severity sensor
188
Driver’s seat position sensor
188
Front passenger sensing system
188
Front safety belt usage sensors
189
Front safety belt pretensioners
189
Front safety belt energy management retractors
189
Determining if the Personal Safety System™ is operational
190
Safety restraints precautions
190
Energy management feature
191
Combination lap and shoulder belts
192
Vehicle sensitive mode
193
Webbing extraction sensitive mode
193
Automatic locking mode
193
When to use the automatic locking mode
193
How to use the automatic locking mode
193
How to disengage the automatic locking mode
194
Safety belt pretensioner
194
Front safety belt height adjustment
195
Second row comfort guide
196
Safety belt extension assembly
196
Safety belt warning light and indicator chime
197
Conditions of operation
197
Belt-Minder
197
One-time disable
200
Deactivating/activating the Belt-Minder feature
200
AIRBAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS)
202
Important SRS precautions
202
Children and airbags
204
How does the airbag supplemental restraint system work?
204
Front passenger sensing system
206
Determining if the system is operational
210
Seat-mounted side airbag system
211
How does the side airbag system work?
212
Safety Canopy System
213
How does the Safety Canopy System work?
214
Determining if the system is operational
216
SOS Post-Crash Alert System™
216
Disposal of airbags and airbag equipped vehicles (including pretensioners)
217
SAFETY RESTRAINTS FOR CHILDREN
217
Important child restraint precautions
217
Recommendations for attaching child safety restraints for children
219
Transporting children
220
SAFETY SEATS FOR CHILDREN
221
Infant and/or toddler seats
221
Installing child safety seats with combination lap and shoulder belts
222
Attaching child safety seats with LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) attachments
225
Use of inboard lower anchors from the outboard seating positions (center seating use)
228
Attaching child safety seats with tether straps
229
Child booster seats
231
When children should use booster seats
232
Types of booster seats
233
The importance of shoulder belts
234
Child restraint and safety belt maintenance
235
Tires, Wheels and Loading
236
NOTICE TO UTILITY VEHICLE AND TRUCK OWNERS
236
VEHICLE CHARACTERISTICS
236
4WD and AWD Systems (if equipped)
236
How your vehicle differs from other vehicles
237
INFORMATION ABOUT UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADING
238
Treadwear
239
Traction AA A B C
239
Temperature A B C
239
TIRES
239
Glossary of tire terminology
240
INFLATING YOUR TIRES
240
TIRE CARE
243
Inspecting your tires and wheel valve stems
243
Tire wear
243
Damage
243
U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number (TIN)
244
Tire replacement requirements
244
Safety practices
246
Highway hazards
246
Tire and wheel alignment
246
Tire rotation
247
INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE TIRE SIDEWALL
248
Information on “P” type tires
248
Additional information contained on the tire sidewall for “LT” type tires
251
Information on “T” type tires
252
Location of the tire label
252
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)
253
Understanding your Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
255
When your temporary spare tire is installed
255
When you believe your system is not operating properly
256
When inflating your tires
257
How temperature affects your tire pressure
257
SNOW TIRES AND CABLES
258
VEHICLE LOADING – WITH AND WITHOUT A TRAILER
258
Special loading instructions for owners of pickup trucks and utility-type vehicles
265
Calculating the load your vehicle can carry/tow
265
TRAILER TOWING
266
Preparing to tow
268
Hitches
268
Safety chains
268
Trailer brakes
269
Trailer lamps
269
Driving while you tow
270
Servicing after towing
270
Trailer towing tips
270
Launching or retrieving a boat
271
RECREATIONAL TOWING
271
Driving
273
STARTING
273
Positions of the ignition
273
Preparing to start your vehicle
273
Important safety precautions
274
Starting the engine
276
Guarding against exhaust fumes
276
Important ventilating information
276
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER (IF EQUIPPED)
277
BRAKES
278
Four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
278
Using ABS
279
ABS warning lamp
279
Parking brake
279
ADVANCETRAC WITH ROLL STABILITY CONTROL™ (RSC) STABILITY ENHANCEMENT SYSTEM
281
STEERING
286
PREPARING TO DRIVE
287
BRAKE-SHIFT INTERLOCK
287
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION OPERATION
288
Driving with a 5–speed automatic transmission (if equipped)
288
Driving with a 6–speed automatic transmission (if equipped)
291
If your vehicle gets stuck in mud or snow
293
REVERSE SENSING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
294
FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE (4WD) OPERATION (IF EQUIPPED)
296
System indicator lights
297
Using the Control Trac 4WD system
297
Shifting between 4X4 AUTO (4WD Auto) and 4X4 HIGH (4WD High)
298
Shifting to/from 4X4 LOW (4WD Low)
298
ALL WHEEL DRIVE (AWD) SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
298
Normal operation (4.0L engine vehicles only)
298
Normal operation (4.6L engine vehicles only)
299
Autolock operation (4.6L engine vehicles only)
299
Driving off-road with truck and utility vehicles
299
How your vehicle differs from other vehicles
299
Basic operating principles
300
If your vehicle goes off the edge of the pavement
300
If your vehicle gets stuck
301
Emergency maneuvers
301
4WD Systems
302
AWD Systems (if equipped)
303
Sand
303
Mud and water
303
Driving on hilly or sloping terrain
304
Driving on snow and ice
305
Maintenance and Modifications
306
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
307
Roadside Emergencies
308
ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
308
Getting roadside assistance
308
Using roadside assistance
309
HAZARD FLASHER CONTROL
309
FUEL PUMP SHUT-OFF SWITCH
310
FUSES AND RELAYS
310
Fuses
310
Standard fuse amperage rating and color
311
Passenger compartment fuse panel
311
Power distribution box
314
CHANGING THE TIRES
317
Dissimilar spare tire/wheel information
318
Stopping and securing the vehicle
320
Location of the spare tire and tools
320
Removing the jack and tools
321
Removing the spare tire
321
Changing the spare tire
322
Stowing the flat/spare tire
325
Re-stowing the jack and tools
326
WHEEL LUG NUT TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
326
RUNNING OUT OF FUEL
327
JUMP STARTING
328
Preparing your vehicle
328
Connecting the jumper cables
329
Jump starting
331
Removing the jumper cables
331
WRECKER TOWING
333
Emergency towing
334
Customer Assistance
335
GETTING THE SERVICES YOU NEED
335
Away from home
335
Additional assistance
336
IN CALIFORNIA (U.S. ONLY)
337
THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU (BBB) AUTO LINE PROGRAM (U.S. ONLY)
337
UTILIZING THE MEDIATION/ARBITRATION PROGRAM (CANADA ONLY)
338
GETTING ASSISTANCE OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND CANADA
339
ORDERING ADDITIONAL OWNER’S LITERATURE
340
Obtaining a French Owner’s Guide
340
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (U.S. ONLY)
341
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (CANADA ONLY)
341
Cleaning
342
WASHING THE EXTERIOR
342
WAXING
343
PAINT CHIPS
343
ALUMINUM WHEELS AND WHEEL COVERS
343
ENGINE
344
4.0L V6 ENGINE
344
4.6L V8 ENGINE
345
PLASTIC (NON-PAINTED) EXTERIOR PARTS
345
WINDOWS AND WIPER BLADES
345
INSTRUMENT PANEL/INTERIOR TRIM AND CLUSTER LENS
346
INTERIOR
347
LEATHER SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
348
UNDERBODY
348
FORD AND LINCOLN MERCURY CAR CARE PRODUCTS
348
Maintenance and Specifications
350
SERVICE RECOMMENDATIONS
350
PRECAUTIONS WHEN SERVICING YOUR VEHICLE
350
Working with the engine off
350
Working with the engine on
350
OPENING THE HOOD
351
IDENTIFYING COMPONENTS IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT
352
4.0L V6 engine
352
4.6L V8 engine
353
WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID
354
Checking and adding washer fluid for the liftgate
354
CHANGING THE WIPER BLADES
355
Changing the rear window wiper blade
355
ENGINE OIL
356
Checking the engine oil
356
Adding engine oil
358
Engine oil and filter recommendations
359
Use SAE 5W-30 engine oil
359
Use SAE 5W-20 engine oil
360
BATTERY
361
ENGINE COOLANT
363
Checking engine coolant
363
Adding engine coolant
365
Recycled engine coolant
367
Coolant refill capacity
367
Severe climates
367
What you should know about fail-safe cooling (4.6L V8 engine only)
368
Fail-safe cooling and engine oil overheat mode (4.6L V8 only)
368
When fail-safe cooling mode is activated
369
FUEL FILTER
369
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT AUTOMOTIVE FUELS
370
Important safety precautions
370
Refueling
371
Easy Fuel™ “no cap” fuel system
372
Choosing the right fuel
373
Octane recommendations
373
Fuel quality
374
Cleaner air
374
Running out of fuel
374
Refilling with a portable fuel container
375
ESSENTIALS OF GOOD FUEL ECONOMY
376
Measuring techniques
376
Filling the tank
376
Calculating fuel economy
377
Driving style — good driving and fuel economy habits
377
Habits
377
Maintenance
378
Conditions
378
EPA fuel economy estimates
379
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
379
On board diagnostics (OBD-II)
380
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) testing
381
POWER STEERING FLUID
382
BRAKE FLUID
382
TRANSMISSION FLUID
383
Checking automatic transmission fluid
383
TRANSFER CASE FLUID (IF EQUIPPED)
383
DRIVELINE UNIVERSAL JOINT, DRIVESHAFT AND SLIP YOKE
384
AIR FILTER
384
Changing the air filter element
385
MOTORCRAFT PART NUMBERS
386
MAINTENANCE PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS AND CAPACITIES
387
ENGINE DATA
392
Engine drivebelt routing
392
IDENTIFYING YOUR VEHICLE
393
Safety Compliance Certification Label
393
Vehicle identification number (VIN)
393
TRANSMISSION CODE DESIGNATIONS
394
Accessories
395
GENUINE FORD ACCESSORIES FOR YOUR VEHICLE
395
Exterior style
395
Interior style
395
Lifestyle
395
Peace of mind
396
Ford Extended Service Plan
397
FORD ESP EXTENDED SERVICE PLANS
397
Index
400

FAQ about the 2010 Ford Explorer Manual

What contains the 2010 Explorer manual?

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

  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Best practice for driving your Ford Explorer
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations

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