2010 Ford Flex Owner's Manual

2010 Ford Flex owners manual
Year:
2010
Make:
Ford
Model:
Flex
Rating:
(5)

Online manual

Size:
2.86 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
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
16
Message center
18
Info
18
System check and vehicle feature customization
20
System warnings
22
Entertainment Systems
28
Audio systems
28
AM/FM CD/MP3 satellite compatible sound system
28
Setting the clock
29
AM/FM Radio
29
RDS Radio
30
CD/MP3 Player
31
Satellite Radio (if equipped)
33
Sound Adjustments
36
Extra Features
37
Audio system–Navigation system based (if equipped)
37
Auxiliary input jack (Line in)
37
USB port (if equipped)
39
General audio information
40
Satellite radio information (if equipped)
42
Family Entertainment DVD System (if equipped)
45
Quick start
46
To play a DVD
46
To play a CD or MP3 disc
46
To play an auxiliary source through the DVD system
47
DVD player controls
48
Remote control
50
Battery replacement
54
Headphones
54
Wireless headphones
54
Wired headphones
56
Operation
56
Single play/dual play
56
Setup menu options
58
Aspect ratio (TV display type)
59
OSD language
59
Angle mark
60
Speaker setup
61
Video setup
61
General setup — screen exit
62
Parental control for the DVD system
62
General information
63
Safety information
63
Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Compliance
65
Care and service of the DVD player
65
Environmental extremes
65
Temperature extremes
65
Humidity and moisture condensation
65
Foreign substances
66
Cleaning the liquid crystal display (LCD) screen
66
Cleaning DVD and CD discs
66
Navigation system (if equipped)
66
SYNC (if equipped)
66
Climate Controls
67
Single Zone Climate Control with rear passenger compartment climate control
67
Operating tips
69
Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control with heated seats and rear passenger compartment climate control (if equipped)
70
Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control (navigation based–if equipped)
73
Touchscreen functions
75
Voice commands in climate mode
76
Operating tips
76
Auxiliary climate control
77
Rear window defroster
78
Cabin Air Filter
78
Lights
79
Headlamp Control
79
Autolamp control (if equipped)
79
Autolamps - programmable exit delay
79
Fog lamp control (if equipped)
80
High beams
80
Flash-to-pass
80
Daytime running lamps (DRL) (if equipped)
81
PANEL DIMMER CONTROL
81
Aiming the headlamps
81
Vertical aim adjustment
81
TURN SIGNAL CONTROL
83
Interior Lamps
83
Dome lamps and map lamps
83
Ambient lighting (if equipped)
84
Bulb Replacement
84
Lamp assembly condensation
84
Using the right bulbs
84
Replacing interior bulbs
85
Replacing headlamp (high beam/low beam) halogen bulbs
85
Replacing HID headlamp bulbs (if equipped)
86
Replacing front parking lamp/turn signal bulbs
86
Replacing rear stop/park/turn/backup and side marker lamp bulbs (non LED)
87
Replacing license plate lamp bulbs
87
Replacing fog lamp bulbs
88
Driver Controls
89
Multi-function lever
89
Windshield wiper rainlamp feature (if equipped with Autolamp)
89
Rear window wiper/washer controls
90
Tilt and Telescope (if equipped) Steering Wheel
90
Illuminated visor mirror
91
Clock (if equipped)
91
Overhead console
91
Storage compartment
92
Electronic compass
92
Compass zone adjustment
93
Compass calibration adjustment
93
Center Console
94
Console refrigerator/freezer (if equipped)
95
Auxiliary Power Point (12VDC)
96
Power point (110V AC) (if equipped)
97
Power Windows
98
One-touch up or down (driver’s window only)
99
Window lock
100
Bounce-back (driver’s window only)
100
Security override
100
Accessory delay
100
Interior mirror
100
Automatic dimming interior rear view mirror
100
Exterior Mirrors
101
Power side view mirrors
101
Heated outside mirrors (if equipped)
101
Power Adjustable Foot Pedals (if equipped)
102
Speed control
102
Using speed control
103
Setting speed control
103
Disengaging speed control
103
Resuming a set speed
103
Increasing speed while using speed control
104
Reducing speed while using speed control
104
Turning off speed control
104
STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS (IF EQUIPPED)
104
Radio control features
104
Multi-panel Vista Roof™ (if equipped)
106
Universal garage door opener (if equipped)
107
HomeLink Wireless Control System (if equipped)
108
Programming
108
Gate Operator & Canadian Programming
110
Operating the HomeLink Wireless Control System
110
Erasing HomeLink buttons
111
Reprogramming a single HomeLink button
111
Car2U Home Automation System (if equipped)
111
Types of garage door openers (rolling code and fixed code)
112
Rolling code programming
113
Fixed code programming
115
Erasing the Car2U Home Automation System buttons
116
FCC and RSS-210 Industry Canada Compliance
117
Manual Liftgate
117
Power liftgate (if equipped)
118
Cargo Area Features
122
Cargo net (if equipped)
122
Roof Rack System (if equipped)
123
Locks and Security
124
Keys
124
MyKey™ (if equipped)
124
Power door locks
129
Smart locks
129
Autolock feature
130
Deactivating/activating autolock feature
130
Power door lock switch autolock enable/disable procedure
130
Keyless entry keypad autolock enable/disable procedure
131
Autounlock feature
131
Deactivating/activating autounlock feature
132
Power door lock switch autounlock enable/disable procedure
132
Keyless entry keypad autounlock enable/disable procedure
133
Childproof door locks
133
Remote entry system
134
Unlocking the doors/two stage unlock
135
Locking the doors
136
Opening the power liftgate (if equipped)
136
Car finder
137
Sounding a panic alarm
137
Memory feature (seat, mirrors and adjustable pedals)
137
Programming memory feature to Transmitter
137
Deprogramming memory feature from Transmitter
138
Replacing the battery
138
Replacing lost integrated keyhead transmitters (IKTs)
138
How to reprogram your integrated keyhead transmitters (IKTs)
139
Illuminated entry
139
Illuminated exit
139
Battery saver
139
SecuriCode™ keyless entry system
140
Programming a personal entry code and keypad association to memory seats, mirrors, and adjustable pedals (if equipped)
140
Erasing personal code
141
Anti-scan feature
141
Unlocking and locking the doors using keyless entry
141
Securilock passive anti-theft system
142
Anti-theft indicator
143
Automatic arming
143
Automatic disarming
143
Replacement integrated keyhead transmitters (IKT) and coded keys
143
Programming spare keys
144
Perimeter alarm system (if equipped)
145
Arming the system
146
Disarming the system
147
Triggering the anti-theft system
147
Seating and Safety Restraints
148
Seating
148
Adjustable head restraints
148
Adjusting the front manual seat (if equipped)
151
Using the manual lumbar support (if equipped)
152
Folding down the front passenger seatback
152
Adjusting the front power seat (if equipped)
153
Using the power lumbar support (if equipped)
155
Heated seats (if equipped)
155
Memory seat/power mirrors/adjustable pedals (if equipped)
156
Easy entry/exit feature (if equipped)
156
Rear seats
157
Head restraints
157
Adjusting second row bucket and bench seat back
159
Adjusting second row seats (six–passenger vehicles only)
159
Accessing the third row seats
159
2nd row PowerFold and tumble seat
161
Exiting the third row seat
162
Second row heated seats (if equipped)
164
Stowing the third row seat
165
Unstowing the third row seat
166
Third-row seat tailgate mode
167
Safety restraints
168
Personal Safety System™
168
How does the Personal Safety System™ work?
169
Driver and passenger dual-stage airbag supplemental restraints
169
Front crash severity sensor
169
Driver’s seat position sensor
169
Front passenger sensing system
170
Front safety belt usage sensors
170
Front safety belt pretensioners
170
Front safety belt energy management retractors
171
Determining if the Personal Safety System™ is operational
171
Safety belt precautions
171
Combination lap and shoulder belts
173
Energy management feature — front outboard
173
Locking Modes
174
Webbing extraction sensitive mode
174
Automatic locking mode
174
When to use the automatic locking mode
174
How to use the automatic locking mode
175
How to disengage the automatic locking mode
175
Front safety belt height adjustment
176
Safety belt pretensioner
176
Safety belt extension assembly
176
Safety belt warning light and indicator chime
177
Conditions of operation
177
Belt-Minder
177
Deactivating/activating the Belt-Minder feature
180
AIRBAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS)
182
Important SRS precautions
182
Children and airbags
184
How does the airbag supplemental restraint system work?
184
Front passenger sensing system
186
Determining if the system is operational
190
Seat-mounted side airbag system
191
How does the side airbag system work?
191
Safety Canopy System
193
How does the Safety Canopy System work?
194
Determining if the system is operational
196
SOS Post-Crash Alert System™
196
Disposal of airbags and airbag equipped vehicles (including pretensioners)
196
Safety restraints for children
196
Important child restraint precautions
197
Recommendations for attaching child safety restraints for children
199
Transporting children
200
Safety seats for children
201
Infant and/or toddler seats
201
Installing child safety seats with combination lap and shoulder belts
202
Attaching child safety seats with LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) attachments
205
Use of inboard lower anchors from the outboard seating positions (center seating use)
207
Combining safety belt and LATCH lower anchors for attaching child safety seats
208
Attaching child safety seats with tether straps
208
Child booster seats
211
When children should use booster seats
211
Types of booster seats
212
The importance of shoulder belts
214
Child restraint and safety belt maintenance
214
Tires, Wheels and Loading
216
Notice to crossover vehicle owners
216
Vehicle characteristics
216
All-wheel drive (AWD) system (if equipped)
216
How your vehicle differs from other vehicles
217
INFORMATION ABOUT UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADING
218
Treadwear
218
Traction AA A B C
218
Temperature A B C
219
Tires
219
Glossary of tire terminology
219
Inflating Your Tires
220
Tire care
222
Inspecting your tires and wheel valve stems
222
Tire wear
223
Damage
223
U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number (TIN)
224
Tire replacement requirements
224
Safety practices
225
Highway hazards
226
Tire and wheel alignment
226
Tire rotation
227
Information contained on the tire sidewall
228
Information on “P” type tires
229
Additional information contained on the tire sidewall for “LT” type tires
232
Information on “T” type tires
233
Location of the tire label
233
Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
234
Understanding your Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
236
When your temporary spare tire is installed
236
When you believe your system is not operating properly
237
When inflating your tires
238
How temperature affects your tire pressure
238
Snow tires and cables/chains
239
Vehicle loading – with and without a trailer
240
Trailer towing
247
Preparing to tow
249
Hitches
249
Weight-distributing hitch
249
Safety chains
250
Trailer brakes
250
Trailer brake controller connector (if equipped)
251
Trailer lamps
251
Driving while you tow
251
Servicing after towing
252
Trailer towing tips
252
Recreational Towing
252
Driving
254
Starting
254
Positions of the ignition
254
Starting your vehicle
254
Important safety precautions
255
Starting the engine
256
Guarding against exhaust fumes
257
Important ventilating information
257
Engine block heater (if equipped)
257
Brakes
259
Four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
259
Using ABS
259
ABS warning lamp
260
Parking brake
260
AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control™ (RSC) stability enhancement system
261
Steering
267
Brake-shift interlock
268
Automatic transmission operation
270
Automatic transmission adaptive learning
270
Understanding the gearshift positions of the 6–speed automatic transmission with transmission control switch (if equipped)
270
Understanding the gearshift positions of the 6–speed with SelectShift Automatic™ transmission (SST) (if equipped)
273
Understanding your SelectShift Automatic™ Transmission (SST)
275
Reverse sensing system
276
Rearview camera system (if equipped)
278
Active park assist (APA) (if equipped)
280
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system (if equipped)
285
Driving on slippery surfaces with AWD vehicles
286
Basic operating principles
286
If your vehicle goes off the edge of the pavement
286
If your vehicle gets stuck
287
Emergency maneuvers
287
AWD Systems (if equipped)
288
Sand
288
Mud and water
288
Driving on hilly or sloping terrain
289
Driving on snow and ice
290
Maintenance and modifications
291
Driving through water
291
Roadside Emergencies
292
Roadside Assistance
292
Getting roadside assistance
292
Using roadside assistance
293
Hazard flasher control
293
Fuel Pump Shut-off
294
Fuses and relays
294
Fuses
294
Standard fuse amperage rating and color
295
Passenger compartment fuse panel
296
Power distribution box
298
Changing the tires
302
Dissimilar spare tire/wheel information
302
Stopping and securing the vehicle
304
Removing the spare tire and jack
304
Tire change procedure
305
Stowing the tire and jack
307
Temporary Mobility Kit (if equipped)
309
General information
310
Tips for use of the temporary mobility kit
311
What to do when a tire is punctured
312
First stage: Reinflating the tire with sealing compound and air
312
Second stage: Checking tire pressure
314
What to do after the tire has been sealed
315
Wheel lug nut torque specifications
318
Running out of fuel
319
Jump starting
319
Preparing your vehicle
320
Connecting the jumper cables
320
Jump starting
322
Removing the jumper cables
323
Wrecker towing
325
Emergency towing
326
Customer Assistance
327
GETTING THE SERVICES YOU NEED
327
Away from home
327
Additional assistance
328
In California (U.S. only)
329
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) Auto Line Program (U.S. only)
330
Utilizing The Mediation/Arbitration Program (Canada only)
331
GETTING ASSISTANCE OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND CANADA
331
ORDERING ADDITIONAL OWNER’S LITERATURE
332
Obtaining a French Owner’s Guide
332
Reporting safety defects (U.S. only)
333
Reporting safety defects (Canada only)
333
Cleaning
334
Washing the exterior
334
Waxing
334
Paint chips
335
Aluminum wheels and wheel covers
335
Engine
335
Plastic (non-painted) exterior parts
337
Windows and wiper blades
337
Instrument panel/Interior trim and Cluster lens
338
Interior
339
Leather seats (if equipped)
340
Underbody
340
Ford and Lincoln Mercury car care products
340
Maintenance and Specifications
342
Service recommendations
342
Precautions when servicing your vehicle
342
Working with the engine off
342
Working with the engine on
342
Opening the hood
343
Identifying components in the engine compartment
344
3.5L V6 engine
344
3.5L V6 EcoBoost™ engine
345
Windshield washer fluid
346
Checking and adding washer fluid for the liftgate
346
Changing the wiper blades
347
Changing rear window wiper blade
347
Engine oil
348
Checking the engine oil
348
Adding engine oil
349
Engine oil and filter recommendations
350
Use SAE 5W-20 engine oil
350
Battery
351
Engine coolant
353
Checking engine coolant
353
Adding engine coolant
354
Recycled engine coolant
356
Coolant refill capacity
356
Severe climates
357
Engine fluid temperature management (EcoBoost™ engine only)
357
What you should know about fail-safe cooling
358
How fail-safe cooling works
359
When fail-safe mode is activated
359
Fuel Filter
360
What you should know about automotive fuels
360
Important safety precautions
360
Refueling
362
Easy Fuel™ “no cap” fuel system
362
Choosing the right fuel
363
Octane recommendations
364
Fuel quality
364
Cleaner air
365
Running out of fuel
365
Refilling with a portable fuel container
365
Essentials of good fuel economy
366
Measuring techniques
366
Filling the tank
367
Calculating fuel economy
367
Driving style — good driving and fuel economy habits
368
Habits
368
Maintenance
369
Conditions
369
EPA fuel economy estimates
369
Emission control system
370
On-board diagnostics (OBD-II)
371
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) testing
372
Power steering fluid (except EcoBoost™ engine)
373
Brake fluid
373
Transmission fluid
374
Checking automatic transmission fluid
374
Low fluid level
376
Correct fluid level
376
High fluid level
377
Adjusting automatic transmission fluid levels
377
Air filter
378
Changing the air filter element
379
Motorcraft part numbers
380
Maintenance product specifications and capacities
381
Engine data
384
Engine drivebelt routing
384
Identifying your vehicle
385
Safety Compliance Certification Label
385
Vehicle identification number (VIN)
386
Transmission code designations
387
Accessories
388
Genuine Ford accessories for your vehicle
388
Exterior style
388
Interior style
388
Lifestyle
388
Peace of mind
389
Ford Extended Service Plan
390
Ford ESP Extended Service Plans
390
Index
393

FAQ about the 2010 Ford Flex Manual

What contains the 2010 Flex manual?

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

  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Best practice for driving your Ford Flex
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications

Where to download the 2010 Ford Flex Owners Manual?

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The Ford Flex (2010) owner's manual is available in English?

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