2010 Ford Transit Connect Owner's Manual

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

Online manual

Size:
1.98 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 as an ambulance
6
DATA RECORDING
7
Service Data Recording
7
Event Data Recording
7
Vehicle Modification Data Recording
8
CELL PHONE USE
9
EXPORT UNIQUE (NON–UNITED STATES/CANADA) VEHICLE SPECIFIC INFORMATION
9
Instrument Cluster
12
WARNING LIGHTS AND CHIMES
12
GAUGES
17
Entertainment Systems
20
AUDIO SYSTEMS
20
AM/FM stereo (if equipped)
20
AM/FM Radio
20
Sound Adjustments
21
AM/FM stereo with single CD (if equipped)
21
Setting the clock
22
AM/FM radio
22
CD player
22
Sound Adjustments
22
Extra Features
23
Auxiliary input jack (Line in)
24
BLUETOOTH HANDS-FREE SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
25
PHONE COMPATIBILITY
26
Getting started
26
Pairing (bonding) your phone
26
Voice recognition
27
Microphone
28
Voice commands
28
Phone features
30
Making a call using voice commands
31
Making a call using your phone book entries
31
Ending a call
31
Answering an incoming call
31
Answering a second incoming call
32
Redialing a number
32
Changing the active phone
32
Deleting a phone
33
GENERAL AUDIO INFORMATION
33
Climate Controls
36
MANUAL HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM
36
Operating tips
37
REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER (IF EQUIPPED) / HEATED MIRRORS (IF EQUIPPED)
38
Lights
39
HEADLAMP CONTROL
39
Rear fog lamp
39
Daytime running lamps (DRL) (if equipped)
39
High beams
40
Flash-to-pass
40
PANEL DIMMER CONTROL
40
AIMING THE HEADLAMPS
40
Vertical aim adjustment
41
TURN SIGNAL CONTROL
42
INTERIOR LAMPS
42
Dome lamp
42
Reading lamps (if equipped)
42
Approach lamps (if equipped)
43
BULB REPLACEMENT
43
Lamp assembly condensation
43
Using the right bulbs
43
Replacing interior bulbs
44
Replacing front dome lamps
44
Replacing rear dome lamps
45
Replacing reading bulbs
45
Replacing exterior bulbs
45
Replacing headlamp bulbs
45
Replacing front parking lamp bulbs
46
Replacing front turn signal bulbs
47
Replacing tail/brake/backup lamps and turn signal bulbs
48
Replacing front and rear side marker bulbs
49
Replacing side repeater bulbs
50
Replacing high-mount brake lamp bulbs
50
Replacing license plate lamp bulbs
50
Driver Controls
51
MULTI-FUNCTION LEVER
51
Rear window wiper/washer (if equipped)
51
TILT AND TELESCOPE STEERING COLUMN
52
CENTER CONSOLE
52
OVERHEAD STORAGE SHELF
53
AUXILIARY POWER POINTS (12VDC)
53
POWER WINDOWS (IF EQUIPPED)
54
One-touch down
54
INTERIOR MIRROR
55
EXTERIOR MIRRORS
55
Power side view mirrors (if equipped)
55
Fold-away mirrors
55
SPEED CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
56
Setting speed control
56
Disengaging speed control
56
Resuming a set speed
57
Increasing speed while using speed control
57
Reducing speed while using speed control
57
Turning off speed control
58
STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS (IF EQUIPPED)
58
DUAL REAR DOORS
60
Locks and Security
62
KEYS
62
Central unlocking/locking
62
CHILDPROOF DOOR LOCKS
62
REMOTE ENTRY SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
63
Two-step door unlocking
64
One-step door unlocking
64
Switching from two step to one step door unlocking
64
Unlocking cargo doors
64
Locking the doors
64
Replacing the battery
64
Replacing lost remote entry transmitters
66
How to reprogram your remote entry transmitters
66
Illuminated entry
67
SECURILOCK PASSIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
67
Anti-theft indicator
68
Automatic arming
68
Automatic disarming
68
Replacement keys
68
Programming spare keys
69
Seating and Safety Restraints
71
SEATING
71
Adjustable head restraints
71
Adjusting the front manual seat
74
Using the manual lumbar support
75
Using the armrest (if equipped)
75
REAR SEATS
76
Second row adjustable head restraints
76
Folding down the rear seat
79
Returning the seat to the upright position
80
SAFETY RESTRAINTS
81
Personal Safety System™
81
How does the Personal Safety System™ work?
82
Driver and passenger dual-stage airbag supplemental restraints
82
Front crash severity sensors
82
Driver’s seat position sensor
82
Front passenger sensing system
83
Front safety belt usage sensors
83
Front outboard safety belt pretensioners
84
Front outboard safety belt energy management retractors
84
Determining if the Personal Safety System™ is operational
84
Safety restraints precautions
85
Combination lap and shoulder belts
86
Vehicle sensitive mode
87
Automatic locking mode
87
When to use the automatic locking mode
87
How to use the automatic locking mode
87
How to disengage the automatic locking mode
88
Safety belt pretensioner
88
Front safety belt height adjustment
89
Safety belt warning light and indicator chime
89
Conditions of operation
90
Belt-Minder
90
Deactivating/activating the Belt-Minder feature
93
AIRBAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS)
94
Important SRS precautions
94
Children and airbags
96
How does the airbag supplemental restraint system work?
96
Front passenger sensing system
98
Determining if the system is operational
102
Seat-mounted side airbag system
103
How does the side airbag system work?
104
Determining if the system is operational
105
Disposal of airbags and airbag equipped vehicles (including pretensioners)
105
SAFETY RESTRAINTS FOR CHILDREN
105
Important child restraint precautions
106
Recommendations for attaching child safety restraints for children
108
Transporting children
109
SAFETY SEATS FOR CHILDREN
110
Infant and/or toddler seats
110
Installing child safety seats with combination lap and shoulder belts
111
Attaching child safety seats with LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) attachments
114
Combining safety belt and LATCH lower anchors for attaching child safety seats
116
Attaching child safety seats with tether straps
116
Child booster seats
119
When children should use booster seats
120
Types of booster seats
121
The importance of shoulder belts
122
Child restraint and safety belt maintenance
123
Tires, Wheels and Loading
124
NOTICE TO UTILITY VEHICLE AND TRUCK OWNERS
124
VEHICLE CHARACTERISTICS
125
How your vehicle differs from other vehicles
125
INFORMATION ABOUT UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADING
126
Treadwear
126
Traction AA A B C
126
Temperature A B C
127
TIRES
127
Glossary of tire terminology
127
INFLATING YOUR TIRES
128
TIRE CARE
130
Inspecting your tires and wheel valve stems
130
Tire wear
131
Damage
131
U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number (TIN)
132
Tire Replacement Requirements
132
Safety practices
133
Highway hazards
134
Tire and wheel alignment
134
Tire rotation
134
INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE TIRE SIDEWALL
135
Information on “P” type tires
136
Additional information contained on the tire sidewall for “LT” type tires
139
Information on “T” type tires
140
Location of the tire label
140
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)
140
Understanding your Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
142
When your temporary spare tire is installed
142
When you believe your system is not operating properly
143
When inflating your tires
144
How temperature affects your tire pressure
144
TPMS reset procedure
145
Overview
145
Performing the TPMS reset procedure
145
SNOW TIRES AND CHAINS
147
VEHICLE LOADING
148
Special loading instructions for owners of pickup trucks and utility-type vehicles
153
TRAILER TOWING
154
RECREATIONAL TOWING
154
Driving
155
STARTING
155
Positions of the ignition
155
Preparing to start your vehicle
155
Important safety precautions
156
Starting the engine
157
Guarding against exhaust fumes
158
Important ventilating information
158
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER (IF EQUIPPED)
158
BRAKES
160
Four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
160
Using ABS
160
ABS warning lamp
160
Parking brake
161
ADVANCETRAC WITH ROLL STABILITY CONTROL™ (RSC) STABILITY ENHANCEMENT SYSTEM
162
STEERING
165
PREPARING TO DRIVE
166
Vehicle stability and handling
166
Emergency maneuvers
167
BRAKE-SHIFT INTERLOCK
168
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION OPERATION
169
Understanding the gearshift positions of the 4–speed automatic transmission
169
REVERSE SENSING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
171
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
173
Roadside Emergencies
174
ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
174
Getting roadside assistance
174
Using roadside assistance
175
HAZARD FLASHER CONTROL
175
FUEL PUMP SHUT-OFF SWITCH
176
FUSES AND RELAYS
176
Fuses
176
Standard fuse amperage rating and color
177
Passenger compartment fuse panel
177
Power distribution box
180
CHANGING THE TIRES
183
Dissimilar spare tire/wheel information
184
Stopping and securing the vehicle
186
Removing the spare tire
186
Tire change procedure
187
Stowing the flat/spare tire
190
WHEEL LUG NUT TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
191
JUMP STARTING
192
Preparing your vehicle
192
Connecting the jumper cables
193
Jump starting
194
Removing the jumper cables
195
WRECKER TOWING
197
Emergency towing
198
Customer Assistance
199
GETTING THE SERVICES YOU NEED
199
Away from home
199
Additional assistance
200
IN CALIFORNIA (U.S. ONLY)
201
THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU (BBB) AUTO LINE PROGRAM (U.S. ONLY)
202
UTILIZING THE MEDIATION/ARBITRATION PROGRAM (CANADA ONLY)
203
GETTING ASSISTANCE OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND CANADA
203
ORDERING ADDITIONAL OWNER’S LITERATURE
204
Obtaining a French Owner’s Guide
204
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (U.S. ONLY)
205
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (CANADA ONLY)
205
Cleaning
206
WASHING THE EXTERIOR
206
WAXING
207
PAINT CHIPS
207
ALUMINUM WHEELS AND WHEEL COVERS
207
ENGINE
208
PLASTIC (NON-PAINTED) EXTERIOR PARTS
208
WINDOWS AND WIPER BLADES
209
INSTRUMENT PANEL/INTERIOR TRIM AND CLUSTER LENS
209
INTERIOR
210
UNDERBODY
211
FORD AND LINCOLN MERCURY CAR CARE PRODUCTS
211
Maintenance and Specifications
212
SERVICE RECOMMENDATIONS
212
PRECAUTIONS WHEN SERVICING YOUR VEHICLE
212
Working with the engine off
212
Working with the engine on
212
OPENING THE HOOD
213
IDENTIFYING COMPONENTS IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT
214
WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID
215
CHANGING THE WIPER BLADES
215
REAR WINDOW WIPER BLADES (IF EQUIPPED)
216
ENGINE OIL
216
Checking the engine oil
216
Adding engine oil
217
Engine oil and filter recommendations
217
Use SAE 5W-20 engine oil
217
BATTERY
218
ENGINE COOLANT
220
Checking engine coolant
220
Adding engine coolant
221
Recycled engine coolant
223
Coolant refill capacity
223
Severe climates
224
What you should know about fail-safe cooling (if equipped)
224
How fail-safe cooling works
224
When fail-safe mode is activated
225
FUEL FILTER
225
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT AUTOMOTIVE FUELS
226
Important safety precautions
226
Refueling
227
Fuel filler cap
228
Choosing the right fuel
229
Octane recommendations
229
Fuel quality
230
Cleaner air
230
Running out of fuel
230
ESSENTIALS OF GOOD FUEL ECONOMY
231
Measuring techniques
231
Filling the tank
231
Calculating fuel economy
232
Driving style — good driving and fuel economy habits
232
Habits
232
Maintenance
233
Conditions
233
EPA fuel economy estimates
234
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
234
On board diagnostics (OBD-II)
235
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) testing
236
POWER STEERING FLUID
237
BRAKE FLUID
237
TRANSMISSION FLUID
238
Checking automatic transmission fluid
238
Low fluid level
238
Correct fluid level
239
High fluid level
239
Adjusting automatic transmission fluid levels
239
AIR FILTER
240
Changing the air filter element
240
MOTORCRAFT PART NUMBERS
241
MAINTENANCE PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS AND CAPACITIES
242
ENGINE DATA
245
Engine drivebelt routing
245
IDENTIFYING YOUR VEHICLE
246
Safety Compliance Certification Label
246
Vehicle identification number (VIN)
246
TRANSMISSION CODE DESIGNATIONS
247
Accessories
248
GENUINE FORD ACCESSORIES FOR YOUR VEHICLE
248
Exterior style
248
Interior style
248
Lifestyle
248
Peace of mind
248
Ford Extended Service Plan
250
FORD ESP EXTENDED SERVICE PLANS
250
Index
253

FAQ about the 2010 Ford Transit Connect Manual

What contains the 2010 Transit Connect manual?

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

  • Best practice for driving your Ford Transit Connect
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Ford Transit Connect owners can do
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage

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