2010 Ford F150 Owner's Manual

2010 Ford F150 owners manual
Year:
2010
Make:
Ford
Model:
F150
Rating:
(3)

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Size:
2.74 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
5
New Vehicle Limited Warranty
5
Special instructions
6
Using your vehicle with a snowplow
6
Using your vehicle as an ambulance
6
Notice to owners of pickup trucks and utility type vehicles
6
NOTICE TO OWNERS ABOUT HIGH PERFORMANCE TIRES
6
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)
22
Selectable features (information menu)
22
System warnings
26
OPTIONAL MESSAGE CENTER (IF EQUIPPED)
30
Info (information menu)
30
System check and vehicle feature customization
32
System warnings
34
Entertainment Systems
40
AUDIO SYSTEMS
40
AM/FM stereo system (if equipped)
40
AM/FM in-dash CD/MP3 satellite compatible sound system
42
Setting the clock
43
AM/FM Radio
43
RDBS Radio
44
CD/MP3 Player
45
Satellite Radio (if equipped)
46
Sound Adjustments
49
Extra Features
50
Audio system–Navigation system based (if equipped)
50
Auxiliary input jack (Line in — if equipped)
50
USB port (if equipped)
52
GENERAL AUDIO INFORMATION
53
Satellite radio information (if equipped)
55
NAVIGATION SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
58
SYNC (IF EQUIPPED)
58
Climate Controls
59
SINGLE ZONE CLIMATE CONTROL
59
Operating tips
60
DUAL ZONE AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL WITH HEATED SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
62
DUAL ZONE AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL WITH HEATED AND COOLED SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
64
DUAL ZONE AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL WITH HEATED AND COOLED SEATS (NAVIGATION BASED–IF EQUIPPED)
67
TOUCHSCREEN FUNCTIONS
69
VOICE COMMANDS IN CLIMATE MODE
70
Operating tips
70
REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER (IF EQUIPPED)
71
Lights
72
HEADLAMP CONTROL
72
Autolamp control (if equipped)
72
Fog lamp control (if equipped)
72
High beams
73
Flash-to-pass
73
Daytime running lamps (DRL) (if equipped)
73
PANEL DIMMER CONTROL
74
AIMING THE HEADLAMPS
74
Vertical aim adjustment
74
TURN SIGNAL CONTROL
75
INTERIOR LAMPS
76
Front row map lamps (if equipped)
76
Rear dome lamp (if equipped)
76
Rear dome/courtesy lamps (if equipped)
76
Rear courtesy/reading/cargo lamps (if equipped)
77
Ambient lighting (if equipped)
77
BULB REPLACEMENT
78
Lamp assembly condensation
78
Using the right bulbs
78
Replacing exterior bulbs
79
Replacing headlamp bulbs
79
Replacing front parking lamp/turn signal/sidemarker bulbs
80
Replacing tail/brake/turn signal/backup lamp bulbs
81
Replacing high-mount brake and cargo lamp bulbs
82
Replacing fog lamp bulbs (if equipped)
82
Replacing exterior mounted mirror turn signal indicator lamp bulbs
82
Replacing license plate lamp bulbs
83
Driver Controls
84
MULTI-FUNCTION LEVER
84
TILT STEERING WHEEL (IF EQUIPPED)
85
POWER TILT STEERING (IF EQUIPPED)
86
ILLUMINATED VISOR MIRROR (IF EQUIPPED)
87
CENTER CONSOLE (IF EQUIPPED)
88
ELECTRONIC COMPASS (IF EQUIPPED)
88
Compass zone adjustment
89
Compass calibration adjustment
89
AUXILIARY POWER POINT (12V DC)
90
Cupholder/Ashtray (if equipped)
91
Ashtray (if equipped)
91
POWER WINDOWS (IF EQUIPPED)
91
One-touch down
92
Window lock
92
Power sliding back window (if equipped)
93
Accessory delay (if equipped)
93
INTERIOR MIRROR
93
Automatic dimming interior rear view mirror (if equipped)
93
EXTERIOR MIRRORS
94
Power side view mirrors (if equipped)
94
Fold-away mirrors
95
Heated outside mirrors (if equipped)
95
Exterior mounted mirror turn signal indicator (if equipped)
96
Telescoping trailer tow mirrors (if equipped)
96
POWER ADJUSTABLE FOOT PEDALS (IF EQUIPPED)
97
POWER DEPLOYABLE RUNNING BOARDS (IF EQUIPPED)
97
SPEED CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
99
Setting speed control
99
Disengaging speed control
99
Resuming a set speed
100
Increasing speed while using speed control
100
Reducing speed while using speed control
100
Turning off speed control
101
STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS (IF EQUIPPED)
101
MOON ROOF (IF EQUIPPED)
103
UNIVERSAL GARAGE DOOR OPENER (IF EQUIPPED)
104
HomeLink Wireless Control System (if equipped)
104
Programming
105
Gate Operator & Canadian Programming
106
Operating the HomeLink Wireless Control System
107
Erasing HomeLink buttons
107
Reprogramming a single HomeLink button
107
Car2U Home Automation System (if equipped)
108
Types of garage door openers (rolling code and fixed code)
108
Rolling code programming
109
Fixed code programming
111
Erasing the Car2U Home Automation System buttons
112
FCC and RSS-210 Industry Canada Compliance
113
TAILGATE LOCK
113
Tailgate removal
114
Tailgate step (if equipped)
115
Box side step (if equipped)
116
BED EXTENDER (IF EQUIPPED)
117
CARGO MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
120
Locks and Security
126
KEYS
126
MYKEY™ (IF EQUIPPED)
126
POWER DOOR LOCKS (IF EQUIPPED)
132
Smart unlocking feature
132
Autolock
132
Deactivating/activating autolock
133
Power door unlock/lock procedure
133
Keyless entry keypad procedure
134
Message center procedure
134
Autounlock feature
134
Deactivating/activating autounlock feature
134
Power door lock switch autounlock enable/disable procedure
135
Keyless entry keypad autounlock enable/disable procedure
135
Message center procedure
135
CHILDPROOF DOOR LOCKS (ON VEHICLES WITH REAR DOORS)
136
REMOTE ENTRY SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
136
Two step door unlocking
137
One step door unlocking
137
Switching from two step to one step door unlocking
137
Locking the doors
137
Car finder
138
Sounding a panic alarm
138
Memory feature (seat, mirrors, adjustable pedals and steering column) (if equipped)
138
Programming memory feature to Transmitter
139
Deprogramming memory feature from Transmitter
139
Replacing the battery
139
Replacing lost transmitters
140
Programming remote transmitters
140
Illuminated entry
141
SECURICODE™ KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
142
Anti-scan feature
142
Programming a personal entry code
143
Erasing personal code
143
Unlocking and locking the doors using keyless entry keypad
143
SECURILOCK PASSIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM
144
Anti-theft indicator
145
Automatic arming
145
Automatic disarming
145
Replacement keys
145
Programming spare keys
145
Seating and Safety Restraints
147
SEATING
147
Adjustable head restraints
147
Front seat
150
Using the armrest (if equipped)
151
Using the manual lumbar support
152
Using the power lumbar support (if equipped)
153
Adjusting the front power seat (if equipped)
153
Memory seat/power mirrors/adjustable pedals/steering column (if equipped)
155
Easy-access/easy-out feature (if equipped)
155
Deactivating/activating the easy access/easy out feature
156
Heated seats (if equipped)
157
Heated and cooled seats (if equipped)
157
Cooled seats
158
Climate controlled seats air filter replacement (if equipped)
159
REAR SEATS
160
Second row head restraints
160
Folding up the rear seats (SuperCab only)
163
Returning the seat to seating position
163
Folding up the rear seats (SuperCrew vehicles only)
163
Returning the seat to seating position
164
Armrest and cupholders (if equipped)
164
Rear heated seats (if equipped)
165
SAFETY RESTRAINTS
166
Personal Safety System™
166
How does the Personal Safety System™ work?
166
Driver and passenger dual-stage airbag supplemental restraints
167
Front crash severity sensor
167
Driver’s seat position sensor
167
Front passenger sensing system
167
Front safety belt usage sensors
168
Front outboard safety belt pretensioners
168
Front outboard safety belt energy management retractors
168
Determining if the Personal Safety System is operational
169
Safety restraints precautions
169
Combination lap and shoulder belts
171
Center front safety belt (Regular Cab center and CrewCab rear center seating positions only)
171
Safety belt with cinch tongue (Regular Cab center only)
172
How to fasten the cinch tongue (Regular Cab center only)
172
Lap belts
173
Adjusting the lap belt (Front center seat position SuperCab and SuperCrew only)
173
Energy management retractors
175
Vehicle sensitive mode
175
Automatic locking mode
175
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 pretensioner
177
Safety belt usage sensors
178
Front safety belt height adjustment
179
Safety belt warning light and indicator chime
179
Conditions of operation
179
Belt-Minder
180
Deactivating/activating the Belt-Minder feature
183
Safety belt extension assembly
184
185
AIRBAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS)
185
Important SRS precautions
186
Children and airbags
187
How does the airbag supplemental restraint system work?
188
Front passenger sensing system
189
Determining if the system is operational
192
Seat-mounted side airbag system
193
How does the side airbag system work?
194
Determining if the system is operational
195
Safety Canopy System
196
How does the Safety Canopy System work?
197
Determining if the system is operational
198
SOS Post-Crash Alert System™
199
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
202
Transporting children
203
SAFETY SEATS FOR CHILDREN
204
Infant and/or toddler seats
204
Installing child safety seats with combination lap and shoulder belts
205
Installing child safety seats in cinch tongue combination lap and shoulder belt seating position (front center seating position only)
208
Installing child safety seats in the front row lap belt seating positions (SuperCab and SuperCrew)
211
Attaching child safety seats with LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) attachments
212
Use of inboard lower anchors from the outboard seating positions (center seating use)
214
Combining safety belt and LATCH lower anchors for attaching child safety seats
214
Attaching child safety seats with tether straps
214
Rear seat tether strap attachment
217
Child booster seats
218
When children should use booster seats
219
Types of booster seats
219
The importance of shoulder belts
221
Child restraint and safety belt maintenance
221
Tires, Wheels and Loading
223
NOTICE TO UTILITY VEHICLE AND TRUCK OWNERS
223
VEHICLE CHARACTERISTICS
223
4WD and AWD systems (if equipped)
223
How your vehicle differs from other vehicles
224
INFORMATION ABOUT UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADING
225
Treadwear
226
Traction AA A B C
226
Temperature A B C
226
TIRES
227
Glossary of tire terminology
227
INFLATING YOUR TIRES
228
TIRE CARE
230
Inspecting your tires and wheel valve stems
230
Tire wear
230
Damage
230
U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number (TIN)
231
Tire replacement requirements
231
Safety practices
233
Highway hazards
233
Tire and wheel alignment
233
Tire rotation
234
INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE TIRE SIDEWALL
235
Information on “P” type tires
236
Additional information contained on the tire sidewall for “LT” type tires
239
Information on “T” type tires
240
Location of the tire label
240
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS) (IF EQUIPPED)
241
Understanding your tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
243
When your temporary spare tire is installed
243
When you believe your system is not operating properly
244
When inflating your tires
245
How temperature affects your tire pressure
245
TPMS reset procedure
246
Overview
246
Performing the TPMS reset procedure
246
SNOW TIRES AND CHAINS
248
VEHICLE LOADING – WITH AND WITHOUT A TRAILER
249
Special loading instructions for owners of pick-up trucks and utility-type vehicles
256
TRAILER TOWING
256
Preparing to tow
262
Hitches
262
Weight-distributing hitch
262
Safety chains
263
Trailer brakes
263
Integrated trailer brake controller (if equipped)
263
Trailer lamps
267
Using a step bumper (if equipped)
267
Driving while you tow
267
Servicing after towing
268
Trailer towing tips
268
Launching or retrieving a boat
268
RECREATIONAL TOWING
269
Driving
271
STARTING
271
Positions of the ignition
271
Preparing to start your vehicle
271
Important safety precautions
272
Starting the engine
274
Cold weather starting (flexible fuel vehicles only)
274
If the engine fails to start using the preceding instructions (flexible fuel vehicles only)
275
Guarding against exhaust fumes
275
Important ventilating information
275
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER (IF EQUIPPED)
275
BRAKES
277
Four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
277
Using ABS
278
ABS warning lamp
278
Parking brake
278
ADVANCETRAC WITH ROLL STABILITY CONTROL™ (RSC) STABILITY ENHANCEMENT SYSTEM
279
STEERING
285
LIMITED-SLIP AXLE (IF EQUIPPED)
285
Electronic locking differential (ELD) axle (if equipped)
286
PREPARING TO DRIVE
286
BRAKE-SHIFT INTERLOCK - COLUMN-SHIFT TRANSMISSION
287
Brake-shift interlock – floor-shift transmission
289
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION OPERATION
291
Understanding the gearshift positions of the 4–speed automatic transmission
291
Driving with a 6–speed automatic transmission
293
If your vehicle gets stuck in mud or snow
296
REVERSE SENSING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
297
REARVIEW CAMERA SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
299
FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE (4WD) OPERATION (IF EQUIPPED)
301
4WD indicator lights
301
Using a manual 4WD system (if equipped)
302
Shifting between 2H (4X2) and 4H (4X4 high)
302
Shifting to/from 4L (4X4 low)
303
Using the N (Neutral) position
303
Using the electronic shift 4WD system (if equipped)
304
Shifting between 2H (4X2) and 4H (4X4 High)
304
Shifting to/from 4L (4X4 low)
304
Using the all-wheel drive (AWD) system (if equipped, Harley-Davidson™ only)
305
Shifting between 2H (4X2) and AWD (auto) or 4H (high)
305
Shifting between AWD (auto) and 4H (high)
306
Electronic locking differential (ELD) (if equipped)
306
Activating the electronic locking differential (ELD)
307
Driving off-road with truck and utility vehicles
307
How your vehicle differs from other vehicles
307
Basic operating principles
308
If your vehicle goes off the edge of the pavement
308
If your vehicle gets stuck
309
Emergency maneuvers
309
Parking
310
4WD systems
310
Normal characteristics
311
Sand
311
Mud and water
311
Driving on hilly or sloping terrain
312
Driving on snow and ice
313
Maintenance and modifications
314
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
314
SNOWPLOWING
315
Installing the snowplow
315
Operating the vehicle with the snowplow attached
316
Snowplowing with your airbag equipped vehicle
316
Transmission operation while plowing
317
Engine temperature while plowing
317
Roadside Emergencies
319
ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
319
Getting roadside assistance
319
Using roadside assistance
320
HAZARD FLASHER CONTROL
320
FUEL PUMP SHUT-OFF
321
FUSES AND RELAYS
321
Fuses
321
Standard fuse amperage rating and color
322
Passenger compartment fuse panel
322
Power distribution box
325
CHANGING THE TIRES
330
Dissimilar spare tire/wheel information
330
Stopping and securing the vehicle
332
Location of the spare tire and tools
332
Removing the spare tire
333
Tire change procedure
333
Stowing the flat/spare tire
336
WHEEL LUG NUT TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
337
RUNNING OUT OF FUEL
338
JUMP STARTING
338
Preparing your vehicle
339
Connecting the jumper cables
339
Jump starting
341
Removing the jumper cables
342
WRECKER TOWING
344
Emergency towing
345
Customer Assistance
346
GETTING THE SERVICES YOU NEED
346
Away from home
346
Additional assistance
347
IN CALIFORNIA (U.S. ONLY)
348
THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU (BBB) AUTO LINE PROGRAM (U.S. ONLY)
349
UTILIZING THE MEDIATION/ARBITRATION PROGRAM (CANADA ONLY)
350
GETTING ASSISTANCE OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND CANADA
350
ORDERING ADDITIONAL OWNER’S LITERATURE
351
Obtaining a French Owner’s Guide
351
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (U.S. ONLY)
352
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (CANADA ONLY)
352
Cleaning
353
WASHING THE EXTERIOR
353
WAXING
354
PAINT CHIPS
354
ALUMINUM WHEELS AND WHEEL COVERS
354
ENGINE
355
4.6L ENGINE
355
5.4L ENGINE
356
PLASTIC (NON-PAINTED) EXTERIOR PARTS
356
WINDOWS AND WIPER BLADES
356
INSTRUMENT PANEL AND CONSOLE (HARLEY-DAVIDSON EDITION ONLY)
357
INSTRUMENT PANEL/INTERIOR TRIM AND CLUSTER LENS
358
INTERIOR
359
LEATHER SEATS (IF EQUIPPED, EXCEPT FOR THE KING RANCH SUPERCREW)
360
Leather seats for the King Ranch SuperCrew only (if equipped)
360
UNDERBODY
361
FORD AND LINCOLN MERCURY CAR CARE PRODUCTS
362
Maintenance and Specifications
363
SERVICE RECOMMENDATIONS
363
PRECAUTIONS WHEN SERVICING YOUR VEHICLE
363
Working with the engine off
363
Working with the engine on
363
OPENING THE HOOD
364
IDENTIFYING COMPONENTS IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT
365
4.6L V8
365
5.4L V8
366
WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID
367
CHANGING THE WIPER BLADES
367
ENGINE OIL
368
Checking the engine oil
368
Adding engine oil
368
Engine oil and filter recommendations
369
Use SAE 5W-20 engine oil
369
BATTERY
370
ENGINE COOLANT
372
Checking engine coolant
372
Adding engine coolant
373
Recycled engine coolant
375
Coolant refill capacity
375
Severe climates
376
What you should know about fail-safe cooling (if equipped)
376
How fail-safe cooling works
377
When fail-safe mode is activated
377
FUEL FILTER
378
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT AUTOMOTIVE FUELS
378
Important safety precautions
378
Refueling
380
Easy Fuel™ “no cap” fuel system
381
Flex fuel vehicle (FFV) fuel fill inlet
382
Choosing the right fuel
382
Octane recommendations
383
FFV engine (if equipped)
383
Fuel quality
383
Cleaner air
384
Running out of fuel
384
Refilling with a portable fuel container
385
ESSENTIALS OF GOOD FUEL ECONOMY
386
Measuring techniques
386
Filling the tank
386
Calculating fuel economy
387
Driving style — good driving and fuel economy habits
387
Habits
387
Maintenance
388
Conditions
388
EPA fuel economy estimates
389
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
389
On-board diagnostics (OBD-II)
390
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) testing
391
POWER STEERING FLUID
392
BRAKE FLUID
392
TRANSMISSION FLUID
393
Checking 4-speed automatic transmission fluid
393
Low fluid level
393
Correct fluid level
393
High fluid level
394
Adjusting automatic transmission fluid levels
394
Checking 6-speed automatic transmission fluid
395
TRANSFER CASE FLUID (IF EQUIPPED)
395
AIR FILTER
396
Changing the air filter element
396
MOTORCRAFT PART NUMBERS
399
MAINTENANCE PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS AND CAPACITIES
400
ENGINE DATA
405
Engine drivebelt routing
405
IDENTIFYING YOUR VEHICLE
406
Safety Compliance Certification Label
406
Vehicle identification number (VIN)
406
TRANSMISSION CODE DESIGNATIONS
407
Accessories
408
GENUINE FORD ACCESSORIES FOR YOUR VEHICLE
408
Exterior style
408
Interior style
408
Lifestyle
408
Peace of mind
409
Ford Extended Service Plan
410
FORD ESP EXTENDED SERVICE PLANS
410
Index
413

FAQ about the 2010 Ford F150 Manual

What contains the 2010 F150 manual?

The Ford F150 owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Ford to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Ford F150. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Ford F150 2010 owner's manual:

  • Best practice for driving your Ford F150
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support

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