2011 Ford E250 Owner's Manual

2011 Ford E250 owners manual
Year:
2011
Make:
Ford
Model:
E250
Rating:
(6)

Online manual

Size:
2.29 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
7
Using your vehicle as a stationary power source (PTO)
7
Data Recording
7
Service Data Recording
7
Event Data Recording
8
Vehicle Modification Data Recording
9
Cell phone use
10
Export unique (Non–United States/Canada) vehicle specific information
11
Instrument Cluster
14
Warning lights and chimes
14
Gauges
19
Message center (if equipped)
21
Selectable features (information menu)
21
Setup menu (vehicle customization and vehicle system check)
23
System warnings
26
Entertainment Systems
29
Audio systems
29
AM/FM stereo system (if equipped)
29
AM/FM Single CD/MP3 satellite compatible sound system (if equipped)
31
Auxiliary input jack (if equipped)
38
USB port (if equipped)
40
General audio information
41
Satellite radio information (if equipped)
44
Navigation system (if equipped)
47
SYNC (if equipped)
47
Climate Controls
48
Heater only system (if equipped)
48
Operating tips
48
Manual heating and air conditioning system (if equipped)
49
Operating tips
49
Rear fan speed adjustment (if equipped)
50
Lights
51
Headlamp Control
51
High beams
51
Flash-to-pass
51
Daytime running lamps (DRL) (if equipped)
52
PANEL DIMMER CONTROL
52
Vertical and horizontal aim adjustment (sealed beam headlamps)
53
Vertical aim adjustment (aerodynamic headlamps)
54
TURN SIGNAL CONTROL
55
Interior Lamps
56
Dome lamps with rear headliner (if equipped)
56
Cargo lamps
56
Front and rear courtesy/reading lamps (if equipped)
56
Bulb Replacement
57
Lamp assembly condensation
57
Using the right bulbs
57
Replacing exterior bulbs
58
Replacing headlamp bulbs (aerodynamic)
58
Replacing headlamps (sealed beam)
59
Replacing front parking lamp/turn signal bulbs
59
Replacing side marker bulbs
60
Replacing high-mount brake lamp bulbs
61
Replacing license plate lamp bulbs
62
Replacing stop/turn/tail/side marker/backup lamp bulbs
62
Driver Controls
63
Multi-function lever
63
Tilt Steering Wheel
64
Illuminated visor mirror (if equipped)
64
Auxiliary power point (12V DC)
64
Power Windows (if equipped)
65
One-touch down
66
Accessory delay
66
Interior mirror
66
Automatic dimming interior rear view mirror (if equipped)
66
Exterior Mirrors
67
Power side view mirrors (if equipped)
67
Spotter mirror (if equipped)
67
Fold-away mirrors
68
Blind spot mirrors (if equipped)
68
Speed control (if equipped)
69
Using speed control
69
Setting speed control
69
Disengaging speed control
69
Resuming a set speed
70
Increasing speed while using speed control
70
Reducing speed while using speed control
70
Turning off speed control
70
STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS (IF EQUIPPED)
70
Upfitter controls (if equipped)
71
Positive Retention Floor Mat (if equipped)
72
Locks and Security
73
Keys
73
POWER DOOR LOCKS (IF EQUIPPED)
73
Memory lock
73
Autolock feature
73
Deactivating/activating autolock feature
74
Power door lock switch autolock enable/disable procedure
74
Autounlock feature
75
Deactivating/activating autounlock feature
75
Power door lock switch autounlock enable/disable procedure
75
Back cargo door lock (if equipped)
76
E-Guard Cargo Protection System™ (if equipped)
76
E-Guard Cargo Protection System™ features
76
E-Guard Cargo Protection System™ procedure
76
Emergency lock release
77
Remote entry system (if equipped)
78
Two step door unlocking
79
One step door unlocking
79
Switching from two step to one step door unlocking
80
Locking the doors
80
Car finder
80
Sounding a panic alarm
80
Replacing the battery
80
Replacing lost remote entry transmitters
81
How to reprogram your remote entry transmitters
81
Illuminated entry
82
Securilock passive anti-theft system (if equipped)
83
Anti-theft indicator
84
Automatic arming
84
Automatic disarming
84
Replacement keys
84
Programming spare keys
84
Seating and Safety Restraints
86
Front seats
86
Non-adjustable head restraints
86
Adjusting the front manual seat (if equipped)
87
Using the manual lumbar support (if equipped)
88
Adjusting the front power seat (if equipped)
88
Rear seats
89
Rear captains chair adjust — passenger side only
89
Quick-release captains chair (7 passenger configuration- second row only)
90
Rear bench seat
91
Safety restraints
94
Safety restraints precautions
94
Combination lap and shoulder belts
95
Restraint of pregnant women
96
Safety belt locking modes
97
Safety belt pretensioner
99
Front safety belt height adjustment
99
Safety belt warning light and indicator chime
100
Conditions of operation
100
Belt-Minder
100
One-time disable
102
Deactivating/activating the Belt-Minder feature
102
Safety belt extension assembly
103
AIRBAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS)
104
Important SRS precautions
104
Children and airbags
106
How does the airbag supplemental restraint system work?
106
Determining if the system is operational
108
SOS Post-Crash Alert System™
108
Disposal of airbags and airbag equipped vehicles (including pretensioners)
108
Passenger airbag ON/OFF switch (if equipped)
109
Turning the passenger airbag off
109
Turning the passenger airbag back on
110
NHTSA deactivation criteria (excluding Canada)
111
Transport Canada deactivation criteria (Canada Only)
113
Safety restraints for children
114
Important child restraint precautions
114
Recommendations for attaching child safety restraints for children
116
Transporting children
117
Safety seats for children
118
Infant and/or toddler seats
118
Installing child safety seats with combination lap and shoulder belts
118
Attaching child safety seats with LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) attachments
122
Combining safety belt and LATCH lower anchors for attaching child safety seats
125
Attaching child safety seats with tether straps
126
Front passenger seating position
127
Second row bucket seats (Quads)
129
Second, Third, Fourth, and Fifth row bench seats
130
Child booster seats
131
When children should use booster seats
132
Types of booster seats
132
The importance of shoulder belts
134
Child restraint and safety belt maintenance
135
Tires, Wheels and Loading
136
Notice to utility vehicle and truck owners
136
Vehicle characteristics
137
How your vehicle differs from other vehicles
137
Information about uniform tire quality grading
138
Treadwear
138
Traction AA A B C
138
Temperature A B C
139
Tires
139
Glossary of tire terminology
139
Inflating your tires
140
Tire inflation information
143
Tire care
144
Inspecting your tires and wheel valve stems
144
Tire wear
145
Damage
145
U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number (TIN)
146
Tire replacement requirements
146
Safety practices
147
Highway hazards
148
Tire and wheel alignment
148
Tire rotation
148
Information contained on the tire sidewall
150
Information on “P” type tires
151
Additional information contained on the tire sidewall for “LT” type tires
154
Information on “T” type tires
155
Location of the tire label
155
Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) (if equipped)
156
Changing tires with a TPMS
157
Understanding your tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
158
When your temporary spare tire is installed
158
When you believe your system is not operating properly
159
When inflating your tires
160
How temperature affects your tire pressure
160
TPMS reset procedure
161
Overview
161
Performing the TPMS reset procedure
161
Snow tires and chains
163
Vehicle loading – with and without a trailer
164
Special loading instructions for owners of pick-up trucks and utility-type vehicles
171
Trailer towing
171
Preparing to tow
178
Hitches
178
Using a step bumper (if equipped)
178
Safety chains
178
Trailer brakes
179
Integrated trailer brake controller (if equipped)
179
Trailer lamps
183
Driving while you tow
183
Trailer towing tips
184
Launching or retrieving a boat
184
Recreational towing
185
Driving
186
Starting
186
Positions of the ignition
186
Preparing to start your vehicle
186
Important safety precautions
187
Starting the engine
188
Cold weather starting (flexible fuel vehicles only)
188
Guarding against exhaust fumes
189
Important ventilating information
189
Engine block heater (if equipped)
189
Brakes
191
Four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
191
Using ABS
192
ABS warning lamp
192
Parking brake
192
Traction control (if equipped)
193
AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control™ (RSC) stability enhancement system (if equipped)
194
Steering
198
Traction-Lok axle (if equipped)
199
Preparing to drive
199
Vehicle stability and handling
200
Emergency maneuvers
201
Brake-shift interlock
201
Automatic transmission operation
203
Understanding the gearshift positions of the 4–speed automatic transmission
203
Understanding the shift positions of the 5–speed automatic transmission (if equipped - 5.4L and 6.8L gasoline engines only)
205
If your vehicle goes off the edge of the pavement
208
Reverse sensing system (if equipped)
209
Rearview camera system (if equipped)
211
Blind spot mirrors (if equipped)
213
Vehicle used as a stationary power source
214
Driving through water
214
Roadside Emergencies
215
Roadside Assistance
215
Vehicles sold in the U.S. : Getting roadside assistance
215
Vehicles sold in the U.S. : Using roadside assistance
215
Vehicles sold in Canada : Getting roadside assistance
216
Vehicles sold in Canada : Using roadside assistance
216
Hazard Flasher Control
216
Fuel pump shut-off (except stripped chassis)
217
Fuel pump shut-off switch (stripped chassis vehicles only)
217
Fuses and relays
218
Fuses
218
Standard fuse amperage rating and color
219
Passenger compartment fuse panel
219
Power distribution box
222
Changing the tires
226
Dissimilar spare tire/wheel information
227
Full-size matching spare tire/wheel information
229
Stopping and securing your vehicle
229
Spare tire information
229
To remove the spare tire:
229
Tire change procedure
230
Replacing the tire
231
Stowing the flat/spare tire
234
Wheel lug nut torque specifications
235
Jump starting
236
Preparing your vehicle
237
Connecting the jumper cables
237
Jump starting
238
Removing the jumper cables
239
Wrecker towing
240
Emergency towing
241
Customer Assistance
242
GETTING THE SERVICES YOU NEED
242
Away from home
242
Away from home–motorhome service
243
Additional Assistance
244
In California (U.S. only)
244
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) Auto Line Program (U.S. only)
245
Utilizing The Mediation/Arbitration Program (Canada only)
246
GETTING ASSISTANCE OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND CANADA
247
ORDERING ADDITIONAL OWNER’S LITERATURE
249
Obtaining a French Owner’s Guide
249
Reporting safety defects (U.S. only)
249
Reporting safety defects (Canada only)
250
Cleaning
251
Washing the exterior
251
Waxing
252
Paint chips
252
Aluminum wheels and wheel covers
252
Engine
253
Plastic (non-painted) exterior parts
253
Windows and wiper blades
254
Instrument panel/Interior trim and cluster lens
254
Interior
255
Leather seats (if equipped, except for the King Ranch edition)
256
Leather seats for the King Ranch edition only (if equipped)
256
Underbody
257
Ford and Lincoln car care products
258
Maintenance and Specifications
259
Service recommendations
259
Precautions when servicing your vehicle
259
Working with the engine off
259
Working with the engine on
259
Opening the hood
260
Identifying components in the engine compartment
261
Windshield washer fluid
262
Changing the wiper blades
262
Engine oil
263
Checking the engine oil
263
Adding engine oil
263
Engine oil and filter recommendations
264
Use SAE 5W-20 engine oil
264
Battery
265
Engine coolant
268
Checking engine coolant
268
Adding engine coolant
269
Recycled engine coolant
271
Coolant refill capacity
271
Severe climates
272
What you should know about fail-safe cooling (if equipped)
272
How fail-safe cooling works
273
When fail-safe mode is activated
273
Fuel Filter
274
What you should know about automotive fuels
274
Important safety precautions
274
Refueling
277
Fuel filler cap
277
FFV (Flex Fuel Vehicle) fuel cap
278
Choosing the right fuel
278
Cleaner air
279
Octane recommendations
279
FFV engine (if equipped)
279
Fuel quality
279
Running out of fuel
280
Essentials of good fuel economy
281
Measuring techniques
281
Filling the tank
281
Calculating fuel economy
281
Driving style — good driving and fuel economy habits
282
Habits
282
Maintenance
283
Conditions
283
Emission control system
284
On-board diagnostics (OBD-II)
285
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) testing
286
Power steering fluid
286
Brake fluid
287
Driveline universal joint and slip yoke
288
Transmission fluid
288
Checking automatic transmission fluid (if equipped)
288
Low fluid level
289
Correct fluid level
290
High fluid level
292
Adjusting automatic transmission fluid levels
292
Automatic transmission fluid filter
294
Air filter
294
Changing the air filter element
295
Vehicle storage
295
Motorcraft part numbers
298
Maintenance product specifications and capacities
299
Engine data
303
Engine drivebelt routing
303
Identifying your vehicle
304
Safety Compliance Certification Label (complete Ford built vehicles)
304
Vehicle identification number (VIN)
305
Certification label for incomplete vehicles
305
Transmission code designations
306
Accessories
307
Ford Custom Accessories for your vehicle
307
Exterior style
307
Interior style
307
Lifestyle
307
Peace of mind
308
Ford Extended Service Plan
309
Ford ESP Extended Service Plans (U.S. Only)
309
Ford ESP Extended Service Plans (Canada Only)
312
Scheduled Maintenance
313
General maintenance information
313
Why maintain your vehicle?
313
Protecting your investment
313
Oils, fluids and flushing
314
Genuine Ford parts and service
314
Convenience
314
Factory-trained technicians
314
Genuine Ford and Motorcraft replacement parts
315
Value shopping for your vehicle’s maintenance needs
315
Owner checks and services
315
Multi-point inspection
316
Normal scheduled maintenance and log
318
Maintenance schedule log
322
Special operating conditions
325
Special operating condition log
329
Exceptions
331
Engine coolant change record
332
Engine coolant change log
333
Index
334

FAQ about the 2011 Ford E250 Manual

What contains the 2011 E250 manual?

The Ford E250 owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Ford to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Ford E250. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Ford E250 2011 owner's manual:

  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Ford E250 owners can do

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The Ford E250 (2011) owner's manual is available in English?

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