2010 Ford Taurus Owner's Manual

2010 Ford Taurus owners manual
Year:
2010
Make:
Ford
Model:
Taurus
Rating:
(9)

Online manual

Size:
2.88 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
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
19
Info
19
System check and vehicle feature customization
21
System warnings
24
Entertainment Systems
31
AUDIO SYSTEMS
31
AM/FM CD/MP3 satellite compatible sound system
31
Setting the clock
32
AM/FM Radio
32
RDS Radio
33
CD/MP3 Player
34
Satellite Radio (if equipped)
36
Sound Adjustments
39
Extra Features
40
Auxiliary input jack (Line in)
40
USB port (if equipped)
42
GENERAL AUDIO INFORMATION
43
Satellite radio information (if equipped)
46
NAVIGATION SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
49
SYNC (IF EQUIPPED)
49
Climate Controls
50
MANUAL HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
50
Operating tips
51
DUAL ZONE AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
53
DUAL ZONE AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL (NAVIGATION BASED – IF EQUIPPED)
55
TOUCHSCREEN FUNCTIONS
57
VOICE COMMANDS IN CLIMATE MODE
58
Operating tips
58
REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER
59
CABIN AIR FILTER
60
Lights
61
HEADLAMP CONTROL
61
Autolamp control (if equipped)
61
Autolamps - programmable exit delay
61
High beams
62
Auto high beams (if equipped)
62
Flash-to-pass
65
Daytime running lamps (DRL) (if equipped)
65
PANEL DIMMER CONTROL
66
AIMING THE HEADLAMPS
66
Vertical aim adjustment
66
TURN SIGNAL CONTROL
68
INTERIOR LAMPS
68
Dome lamps and map lamps
68
Ambient lighting (if equipped)
69
BULB REPLACEMENT
69
Lamp assembly condensation
69
Using the right bulbs
70
Replacing interior bulbs
70
Replacing exterior bulbs
70
Replacing headlamp (low/high beam) bulbs
71
Replacing HID headlamp bulbs (if equipped)
71
Replacing front parking lamp/turn signal/sidemarker bulbs
71
Replacing rear brake/tail/turn and side marker lamp bulbs
72
Replacing backup lamp bulbs
73
Replacing high-mount brake lamp bulbs
74
Replacing license plate lamp bulbs
74
Replacing supplemental park lamp bulbs
74
Driver Controls
75
MULTI-FUNCTION LEVER
75
Windshield wiper rainlamp feature
76
TILT/TELESCOPE STEERING WHEEL
77
ILLUMINATED VISOR MIRROR
77
OVERHEAD CONSOLE
78
Storage compartment
78
ELECTRONIC COMPASS (IF EQUIPPED)
78
Compass zone adjustment
79
Compass calibration adjustment
79
CENTER CONSOLE
80
AUXILIARY POWER POINT (12VDC)
81
POWER WINDOWS
82
Global open windows (if equipped)
82
One-touch up or down
82
Bounce-Back (one-touch up or down windows only)
84
Security override
84
Window lock
84
Accessory delay
84
POWER REAR SUNSHADE (IF EQUIPPED)
85
INTERIOR MIRROR
85
Automatic dimming interior rear view mirror (if equipped)
85
EXTERIOR MIRRORS
86
Power side view mirrors
86
Fold-away mirrors
87
POWER ADJUSTABLE FOOT PEDALS (IF EQUIPPED)
87
SPEED CONTROL
87
Using speed control
88
Setting speed control
88
Disengaging speed control
88
Resuming a set speed
88
Increasing speed while using speed control
89
Reducing speed while using speed control
89
Turning off speed control
89
ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL (ACC) (IF EQUIPPED)
89
Setting adaptive cruise control
90
Setting the gap distance
92
Disengaging adaptive cruise control
93
Overriding adaptive cruise control
93
Changing the set speed
93
Resuming the set speed
94
Low speed automatic cancellation
94
Hilly condition usage
94
Turning off cruise control
95
Detection issues
95
ACC not available
96
Blocked sensor
96
STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS (IF EQUIPPED)
98
Radio control features
98
MOON ROOF (IF EQUIPPED)
99
UNIVERSAL GARAGE DOOR OPENER (IF EQUIPPED)
100
HomeLink Wireless Control System (if equipped)
101
Programming
102
Gate Operator & Canadian Programming
103
Operating the HomeLink Wireless Control System
104
Erasing HomeLink buttons
104
Reprogramming a single HomeLink button
104
Car2U Home Automation System (if equipped)
105
Types of garage door openers (rolling code and fixed code)
105
Rolling code programming
106
Fixed code programming
108
Erasing the Car2U Home Automation System buttons
109
FCC and RSS-210 Industry Canada Compliance
110
INTERIOR TRUNK CONTROL
111
CARGO AREA FEATURES
111
Cargo net (if equipped)
111
Locks and Security
112
KEYS
112
Intelligent Access Key (IA key) (if equipped)
113
MYKEY™
114
POWER DOOR LOCKS
120
Smart unlocks
120
Smart unlocks for intelligent access keys (IA key) (if equipped)
120
Central unlocking/Two-stage unlocking for intelligent access keys (if equipped)
121
Autolock feature
121
Deactivating/activating autolock feature
121
Power door lock switch autolock enable/disable procedure
122
Keyless entry keypad autolock enable/disable procedure
123
Autounlock feature
123
Deactivating/activating autounlock feature
123
Power door lock switch autounlock enable/disable procedure
124
Keyless entry keypad autounlock enable/disable procedure
125
CHILDPROOF DOOR LOCKS
125
INTERIOR LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT RELEASE
126
REMOTE ENTRY SYSTEM
127
Intelligent access (if equipped)
129
Unlocking the doors/two stage unlock
130
Opening front windows and moon roof (if equipped)
130
Locking the doors
130
Car finder
131
Sounding a panic alarm
131
Opening the trunk
131
Memory feature (seat, mirrors and adjustable pedals)
131
Programming memory feature to transmitter
131
Deprogramming memory feature from the transmitter
132
Replacing the battery
133
Replacing lost integrated keyhead transmitters (IKTs) or intelligent access keys (IA keys)
134
How to reprogram your integrated keyhead transmitters (IKTs) or intelligent access keys (IA keys)
134
Illuminated entry
134
Illuminated exit
135
Battery saver
135
Accessory mode battery saver for intelligent access keys with push button start (if equipped)
135
SECURICODE™ KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM
136
Programming a personal entry code and keypad association to memory seats, mirrors and adjustable pedals (if equipped)
136
Erasing personal code
137
Anti-scan feature
137
Unlocking and locking the doors using keyless entry
137
SECURILOCK PASSIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM
138
Anti-theft indicator
139
Automatic arming
139
Automatic disarming
139
Replacement integrated keyhead transmitters (IKT) or intelligent access keys
140
Programming spare keys
140
PERIMETER ALARM SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
143
Arming the system
143
Disarming the system
144
Triggering the anti-theft system
144
Seating and Safety Restraints
145
SEATING
145
Adjustable head restraints
145
Using the manual lumbar support (if equipped)
148
Adjusting the front manual seat (if equipped)
148
Multi-contour seat (if equipped)
149
Adjusting the front power seat
150
Using the power lumbar support (if equipped)
152
Dual setting heated seats (if equipped)
152
Three-position heated and cooled seats (if equipped)
153
Climate controlled seats air filter replacement
154
Memory seats/power mirrors/adjustable pedals (if equipped)
156
Easy entry/exit feature (if equipped)
157
REAR SEATS
157
Non-adjustable second-row outboard head restraints
157
Adjustable second row center head restraint
159
Split-folding rear seat
161
Seat-mounted cup holders and armrest storage compartment (if equipped)
162
Rear heated seats (if equipped)
163
SAFETY RESTRAINTS
164
Personal Safety System™
164
How does the Personal Safety System™ work?
164
Driver and passenger dual-stage airbag supplemental restraints
165
Front crash severity sensor
165
Driver’s seat position sensor
165
Front passenger sensing system
165
Front safety belt usage sensors
166
Front safety belt pretensioners
166
Front safety belt energy management retractors
166
Determining if the Personal Safety System™ is operational
166
Safety belt precautions
167
Combination lap and shoulder belts
168
Energy management feature — front outboard
169
Vehicle sensitive mode
169
Automatic locking mode
169
When to use the automatic locking mode
170
How to use the automatic locking mode
170
How to disengage the automatic locking mode
171
Safety belt height adjustment
171
Safety belt pretensioner
171
Safety belt extension assembly
172
Safety belt warning light and indicator chime
172
Conditions of operation
172
Belt-Minder
173
Deactivating/activating the Belt-Minder feature
175
AIRBAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS)
177
Important supplemental restraint system precautions
178
Children and airbags
179
How does the airbag supplemental restraint system work?
180
Front passenger sensing system
181
Determining if the system is operational
186
Seat-mounted side airbag system
186
How does the side airbag system work?
187
Safety Canopy System
188
How does the Safety Canopy system work?
189
Determining if the system is operational
191
SOS Post-Crash Alert System™
191
Disposal of airbags and airbag equipped vehicles
192
SAFETY RESTRAINTS FOR CHILDREN
192
Important child restraint precautions
192
Recommendations for attaching child safety restraints for children
194
Transporting children
196
SAFETY SEATS FOR CHILDREN
197
Infant and/or toddler seats
197
Installing child safety seats with combination lap and shoulder belts
197
Attaching child safety seats with LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) attachments
200
Combining safety belt and LATCH lower anchors for attaching child safety seats
203
Attaching child safety seats with tether straps
203
Child booster seats
204
When children should use booster seats
205
Types of booster seats
206
The importance of shoulder belts
207
Child restraint and safety belt maintenance
208
Tires, Wheels and Loading
209
INFORMATION ABOUT UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADING
209
Treadwear
209
Traction AA A B C
209
Temperature A B C
210
TIRES
210
Glossary of tire terminology
210
INFLATING YOUR TIRES
211
TIRE CARE
213
Inspecting your tires and wheel valve stems
213
Tire wear
214
Damage
214
U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number (TIN)
215
Tire replacement requirements
215
Safety practices
216
Highway hazards
217
Tire and wheel alignment
217
Tire rotation
217
INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE TIRE SIDEWALL
219
Information on “P” type tires
219
Additional information contained on the tire sidewall for “LT” type tires
222
Information on “T” type tires
223
Location of the tire label
223
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)
224
Understanding your tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
226
When your temporary spare tire is installed
226
When you believe your system is not operating properly
227
When inflating your tires
228
How temperature affects your tire pressure
228
SNOW TIRES AND CHAINS
229
SUMMER TIRES
230
VEHICLE LOADING – WITH AND WITHOUT A TRAILER
230
TRAILER TOWING
237
Preparing to tow
237
Hitches
237
Safety chains
237
Trailer brakes
238
Trailer lamps
238
Driving while you tow
238
Servicing after towing
239
Trailer towing tips
239
RECREATIONAL TOWING
239
Driving
241
STARTING
241
Positions of the ignition (if equipped)
241
Starting your vehicle
241
Important safety precautions
242
Starting the engine
243
Push button start system (if equipped)
244
Guarding against exhaust fumes
246
Important ventilating information
247
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER (IF EQUIPPED)
247
BRAKES
248
Four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
249
Using ABS
249
Brake assist
249
ABS warning lamp
249
Parking brake
250
ADVANCETRAC STABILITY ENHANCEMENT SYSTEM
251
STEERING
256
BRAKE-SHIFT INTERLOCK
257
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION OPERATION
259
Automatic transmission adaptive learning
259
Understanding the gearshift positions of the 6–speed automatic transmission with transmission control switch (if equipped)
259
Understanding the gearshift positions of the 6–speed with SelectShift Automatic™ transmission (SST) (if equipped)
261
Paddle shifters
262
REVERSE SENSING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
263
REARVIEW CAMERA SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
265
COLLISION WARNING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
267
BLIND SPOT INFORMATION SYSTEM (BLIS) WITH CROSS TRAFFIC ALERT (CTA) (IF EQUIPPED)
270
ALL WHEEL DRIVE (AWD) SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
277
Driving on slippery surfaces with AWD vehicles
278
Basic operating principles
278
If your vehicle goes off the edge of the pavement
278
If your vehicle gets stuck
278
Emergency maneuvers
279
AWD Systems (if equipped)
279
Sand
280
Mud and water
280
Driving on hilly or sloping terrain
281
Driving on snow and ice
282
Maintenance and Modifications
282
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
283
Roadside Emergencies
284
ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
284
Getting roadside assistance
284
Using roadside assistance
285
HAZARD FLASHER CONTROL
285
FUEL PUMP SHUT-OFF
286
FUSES AND RELAYS
286
Fuses
286
Standard fuse amperage rating and color
287
Passenger compartment fuse panel
288
Power distribution box
291
CHANGING THE TIRES
294
Dissimilar spare tire/wheel information
295
Stopping and securing the vehicle
297
Removing the spare tire and jack
297
Tire change procedure
297
Stowing the tire and jack
300
TEMPORARY MOBILITY KIT (IF EQUIPPED)
301
General information
302
Tips for use of the temporary mobility kit
303
What to do when a tire is punctured
304
First stage: Reinflating the tire with sealing compound and air
304
Second stage: Checking tire pressure
306
What to do after the tire has been sealed
307
WHEEL LUG NUT TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
309
RUNNING OUT OF FUEL
310
JUMP STARTING
311
Preparing your vehicle
311
Connecting the jumper cables
312
Jump starting
314
Removing the jumper cables
314
WRECKER TOWING
316
Emergency towing
317
Customer Assistance
318
GETTING THE SERVICES YOU NEED
318
Away from home
318
Additional assistance
319
IN CALIFORNIA (U.S. ONLY)
320
THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU (BBB) AUTO LINE PROGRAM (U.S. ONLY)
321
UTILIZING THE MEDIATION/ARBITRATION PROGRAM (CANADA ONLY)
322
GETTING ASSISTANCE OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND CANADA
322
ORDERING ADDITIONAL OWNER’S LITERATURE
323
Obtaining a French Owner’s Guide
323
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (U.S. ONLY)
324
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (CANADA ONLY)
324
Cleaning
325
WASHING THE EXTERIOR
325
WAXING
326
PAINT CHIPS
326
ALUMINUM WHEELS AND WHEEL COVERS
326
ENGINE
327
3.5L V6 ENGINE
328
3.5L V6 SHO ENGINE
328
PLASTIC (NON-PAINTED) EXTERIOR PARTS
329
WINDOWS AND WIPER BLADES
329
INSTRUMENT PANEL/INTERIOR TRIM AND CLUSTER LENS
330
INTERIOR
330
LEATHER SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
331
UNDERBODY
331
FORD AND LINCOLN MERCURY CAR CARE PRODUCTS
332
Maintenance and Specifications
333
SERVICE RECOMMENDATIONS
333
PRECAUTIONS WHEN SERVICING YOUR VEHICLE
333
Working with the engine off
333
Working with the engine on
333
OPENING THE HOOD
334
IDENTIFYING COMPONENTS IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT
335
3.5L V6 engine
335
3.5L V6 SHO engine
336
WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID
337
CHANGING THE WIPER BLADES
338
ENGINE OIL
338
Checking the engine oil
338
Adding engine oil
340
Engine oil and filter recommendations
340
Use SAE 5W-20 engine oil
341
BATTERY
341
ENGINE COOLANT
344
Checking engine coolant
344
Adding engine coolant
345
Recycled engine coolant
347
Coolant refill capacity
347
Severe climates
347
What you should know about fail-safe cooling
348
How fail-safe cooling works
348
When fail-safe mode is activated
348
FUEL FILTER
349
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT AUTOMOTIVE FUELS
349
Important safety precautions
349
Refueling
351
Easy Fuel™ “no cap” fuel system
352
Choosing the right fuel
353
Octane recommendations
353
Fuel quality
354
Cleaner air
354
Running out of fuel
354
Refilling with a portable fuel container
355
ESSENTIALS OF GOOD FUEL ECONOMY
356
Measuring techniques
356
Filling the tank
356
Calculating fuel economy
357
Driving style — good driving and fuel economy habits
358
Habits
358
Maintenance
358
Conditions
358
EPA fuel economy estimates
359
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
359
On-board diagnostics (OBD-II)
360
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) testing
361
POWER STEERING FLUID (EXCEPT SHO ENGINE)
362
BRAKE FLUID
363
TRANSMISSION FLUID
363
Checking automatic transmission fluid
363
Low fluid level
366
Correct fluid level
366
High fluid level
366
Adjusting automatic transmission fluid levels
367
AIR FILTER
368
Changing the air filter element
368
MOTORCRAFT PART NUMBERS
369
MAINTENANCE PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS AND CAPACITIES
370
ENGINE DATA
373
Engine drivebelt routing
373
IDENTIFYING YOUR VEHICLE
374
Safety Compliance Certification Label
374
Vehicle identification number (VIN)
375
TRANSMISSION CODE DESIGNATIONS
376
Accessories
377
GENUINE FORD ACCESSORIES FOR YOUR VEHICLE
377
Exterior style
377
Interior style
377
Lifestyle
377
Peace of mind
378
Ford Extended Service Plan
379
FORD ESP EXTENDED SERVICE PLANS
379
Index
382

FAQ about the 2010 Ford Taurus Manual

What contains the 2010 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 2010 owner's manual:

  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Ford Taurus owners can do
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices

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