2011 Ford Expedition Owner's Manual

2011 Ford Expedition owners manual
Year:
2011
Make:
Ford
Model:
Expedition
Rating:
(7)

Online manual

Size:
2.72 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 with a snowplow
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)
20
Selectable features (information menu)
20
Setup menu (vehicle customization and vehicle system check)
23
System warnings
26
Optional message center (if equipped)
29
Info
29
System check and vehicle feature customization
31
System warnings
35
Entertainment Systems
39
Audio systems
39
AM/FM single CD/MP3 satellite compatible sound system (if equipped)
39
Auxiliary input jack (Line in)
46
USB port (if equipped)
48
Rear seat controls (if equipped)
49
General audio information
53
Satellite radio information (if equipped)
56
Navigation system (if equipped)
59
SYNC (if equipped)
59
Climate Controls
60
Manual heating and air conditioning system (if equipped)
60
Manual heating and air conditioning system with rear passenger compartment climate control (if equipped)
61
Operating tips
63
Dual zone automatic temperature control with rear passenger compartment climate control (if equipped)
64
Dual automatic temperature control with heated and cooled seats and rear passenger compartment climate control (if equipped)
66
Operating tips
68
Auxiliary climate control
69
Rear window defroster
70
Lights
71
Headlamp Control
71
Autolamp control
71
Fog lamp control (if equipped)
71
High beams
72
Flash-to-pass
72
Daytime running lamps (DRL) (if equipped)
72
PANEL DIMMER CONTROL
73
Aiming the headlamps
73
Vertical aim adjustment
73
TURN SIGNAL CONTROL
74
Interior Lamps
75
Front row map lamps (if equipped)
75
Front row map/dome lamp (if equipped)
75
Second row map lamps (if equipped)
75
Rear cargo lamp
76
Bulb Replacement
76
Lamp assembly condensation
76
Using the right bulbs
77
Replacing interior bulbs
78
Replacing exterior bulbs
78
Replacing headlamp bulbs
78
Replacing front parking lamp/turn/sidemarker signal bulbs
79
Replacing tail/stop/turn/sidemarker/backup lamp bulbs
80
Replacing the high-mount brake lamp
80
Replacing fog lamp bulbs
81
Replacing license plate lamp bulb
81
Replacing approach lamp/mirror turn signal bulbs (if equipped)
81
Driver Controls
82
Multi-function lever
82
Windshield wiper rainlamp feature (if equipped with autolamp)
83
Rear window wiper/washer controls
83
Tilt steering wheel
84
Illuminated visor mirror (if equipped)
84
Overhead console
85
Forward storage bin (if equipped)
85
Conversation mirror (if equipped)
85
Power quarter rear windows (if equipped)
86
Center console (if equipped)
86
Auxiliary power point (12V DC)
87
Power point (110V AC) (if equipped)
88
Cupholder/Ashtray (if equipped)
89
Power Windows
89
One-touch up or down (driver’s window only)
90
Bounce-back (driver’s window only)
90
Security override
90
Window lock
91
Accessory delay
91
Interior mirror
91
Automatic dimming interior rear view mirror
91
Exterior Mirrors
92
Power side view mirrors
92
Fold-away mirrors
93
Heated outside mirrors
93
Signal indicator mirrors (if equipped)
94
Power Adjustable Foot Pedals (if equipped)
94
Power deployable running boards (if equipped)
95
Speed control (if equipped)
96
Using speed control
96
Setting speed control
97
Disengaging speed control
97
Resuming a set speed
97
Increasing speed while using speed control
97
Reducing speed while using speed control
97
Turning off speed control
98
STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS (IF EQUIPPED)
98
Audio control features
98
Moon roof (if equipped)
100
Universal garage door opener (if equipped)
101
Car2U Home Automation System (if equipped)
101
Types of garage door openers (rolling code and fixed code)
102
Rolling code programming
102
Fixed code programming
104
Erasing the Car2U Home Automation System buttons
105
FCC and RSS-210 Industry Canada Compliance
106
Positive Retention Floor Mat
106
Power liftgate (if equipped)
107
Manual liftgate (if equipped)
111
Cargo management system (if equipped)
111
Cargo shelf/divider (if equipped)
112
LUGGAGE RACK
113
Locks and Security
114
Keys
114
MyKey™
115
POWER DOOR LOCKS
120
Smart locks
120
Autolock
120
Deactivating/activating autolock
121
Power door unlock/lock procedure
121
Keyless entry keypad procedure
122
Message center procedure
122
Autounlock feature
122
Deactivating/activating autounlock feature
122
Power door lock switch autounlock enable/disable procedure
123
Keyless entry keypad autounlock enable/disable procedure
123
Message center procedure
123
Childproof door locks
124
Remote entry system
124
Unlocking the doors/two stage unlock
125
Locking the doors
126
Opening the power liftgate or liftgate window (if equipped)
126
Car finder
127
Sounding a panic alarm
127
Memory feature (seat, mirrors and adjustable pedals)
127
Programming memory feature to the transmitter
127
Deprogramming memory feature from the transmitter
128
Replacing the battery
128
Replacing lost integrated keyhead transmitters (IKTs)
129
How to reprogram your integrated keyhead transmitters (IKTs)
129
Illuminated entry
129
Illuminated exit
129
Battery saver
129
SecuriCode™ keyless entry system
130
Programming your own personal entry code
130
Erasing personal code
131
Anti-scan feature
131
Unlocking and locking the doors and liftgate using keyless entry
131
Securilock passive anti-theft system
132
Anti-theft indicator
133
Automatic arming
133
Automatic disarming
133
Key information
133
Programming spare keys
134
Perimeter alarm system (if equipped)
136
Arming the system
136
Disarming the system
137
Triggering the anti-theft system
137
Seating and Safety Restraints
138
SEATING
138
Adjustable head restraints
138
Adjusting the front manual seat (if equipped)
140
Manual seat recliner (if equipped)
141
Using the armrest (if equipped)
142
Using the manual lumbar support (if equipped)
142
Using the power lumbar support (if equipped)
143
Adjusting the front power seat
143
Memory seat/power mirrors/adjustable pedals (if equipped)
145
Climate controlled seats (if equipped)
145
Cooled seats
146
Climate controlled seats air filter replacement (if equipped)
147
Rear seats
148
Folding down the 2nd row 40% seat system
148
Placing the 2nd row outboard 40% seats in cargo mode
150
Adjusting the 2nd row outboard 40% seat for E-Z Entry
151
Reclining the 2nd row outboard 40% seatback
153
Adjusting the 2nd row center 20% seat (if equipped)
155
Rear heated seats (if equipped)
155
3rd row seats
156
Folding down the 3rd row seats to the load floor
157
Third row power folding seat (if equipped)
158
Safety restraints
159
159
How does the restraint system work?
159
Driver and passenger dual-stage airbag supplemental restraints
160
Front crash severity sensor
160
Driver’s seat position sensor
160
Front safety belt usage sensors
160
Front safety belt pretensioners
160
Front safety belt energy management retractors
160
Determining if the restraint system is operational
161
Safety restraints precautions
161
Combination lap and shoulder belts
163
Restraint of pregnant women
163
Safety belt locking modes
164
Safety belt pretensioner
166
Safety belt height adjustment
167
Second row comfort guide
167
Safety belt extension assembly
168
Safety belt warning light and indicator chime
169
Conditions of operation
169
Belt-Minder
169
Deactivating/activating the Belt-Minder feature (if equipped)
172
AIRBAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS)
173
Important SRS precautions
173
Children and airbags
175
How does the airbag supplemental restraint system work?
175
Determining if the system is operational
177
Seat-mounted side airbag system
177
How does the side airbag system work?
178
Safety Canopy System
179
How does the Safety Canopy System work?
180
Determining if the system is operational
182
SOS Post-Crash Alert System™
182
Disposal of airbags and airbag equipped vehicles (including pretensioners)
182
Safety restraints for children
183
Important child restraint precautions
183
Recommendations for attaching child safety restraints for children
185
Transporting children
186
Safety seats for children
187
Infant and/or toddler seats
187
Installing child safety seats with combination lap and shoulder belts
188
Attaching child safety seats with LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) attachments
191
Combining safety belt and LATCH lower anchors for attaching child safety seats
193
Attaching child safety seats with tether straps
193
Child booster seats
197
When children should use booster seats
198
Types of booster seats
199
The importance of shoulder belts
200
Child restraints and safety belt maintenance
201
Tires, Wheels and Loading
202
Notice to utility vehicle and truck owners
202
Vehicle characteristics
202
4WD and AWD systems (if equipped)
202
How your vehicle differs from other vehicles
203
INFORMATION ABOUT UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADING
204
Treadwear
205
Traction AA A B C
205
Temperature A B C
205
Tires
206
Glossary of tire terminology
206
Inflating your tires
207
Tire care
209
Inspecting your tires and wheel valve stems
209
Tire wear
209
Damage
210
U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number (TIN)
210
Tire replacement requirements
211
Safety practices
212
Highway hazards
212
Tire and wheel alignment
213
Tire rotation
213
Information contained on the tire sidewall
214
Information on “P” type tires
214
Additional information contained on the tire sidewall for “LT” type tires
217
Information on “T” type tires
218
Location of the tire label
218
Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
219
Changing tires with TPMS
220
Understanding your tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
220
When your temporary spare tire is installed
220
When you believe your system is not operating properly
221
When inflating your tires
222
How temperature affects your tire pressure
222
Snow tires and chains
223
Vehicle loading – with and without a trailer
223
Special loading instructions for owners of pick-up trucks and utility-type vehicles
230
Trailer towing
231
Preparing to tow
232
Hitches
233
Integrated hitch rating
233
Weight-distributing hitch
233
Safety chains
234
Trailer brakes
234
Trailer lamps
234
Driving while you tow
234
Servicing after towing
235
Trailer towing tips
235
Launching or retrieving a boat
236
Recreational towing
236
Driving
237
Starting
237
Positions of the ignition
237
Preparing to start your vehicle
237
Important safety precautions
238
Starting the engine
239
Cold weather starting (flexible fuel vehicles only)
240
If the engine fails to start using the preceding instructions (flexible fuel vehicles only)
240
Guarding against exhaust fumes
241
Important ventilating information
241
Engine block heater (if equipped)
241
Brakes
243
Anti-lock brake system (ABS)
244
Using ABS
244
ABS warning lamp
244
Parking brake
245
AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control™ (RSC) stability enhancement system (if equipped)
246
Steering
251
Air suspension system (if equipped)
252
Limited-slip axle (if equipped)
253
Preparing to drive
253
Brake-shift interlock – column-shift transmission
254
Brake-shift interlock – floor-shift transmission
255
Automatic transmission operation
256
Driving with a 6–speed automatic transmission
256
If your vehicle gets stuck in mud or snow
259
Reverse sensing system (if equipped)
260
Rearview camera system (if equipped)
262
Control Trac four-wheel drive (4X4) operation (if equipped)
264
4WD indicator lights
265
Positions of the Control Trac system
265
Shifting between modes
266
Shifting between 2H and 4A or 4H
266
Shifting between 4A and 4H
266
Shifting to/from 4L
267
Driving off-road with truck and utility vehicles
267
How your vehicle differs from other vehicles
267
Basic operating principles
268
If your vehicle goes off the edge of the pavement
268
If your vehicle gets stuck
269
Emergency maneuvers
269
Control Trac four–wheel drive system (if equipped)
270
Normal characteristics
270
Sand
270
Mud and water
271
Driving on hilly or sloping terrain
272
Driving on snow and ice
273
Maintenance and modifications
274
Driving through water
274
Roadside Emergencies
275
Roadside Assistance
275
Getting roadside assistance
275
Using roadside assistance
276
Hazard flasher control
276
Fuel pump shut-off switch
277
Fuses and relays
278
Fuses
278
Standard fuse amperage rating and color
278
Passenger compartment fuse panel
279
Power distribution box
282
Changing the tires
286
Dissimilar spare tire/wheel information
286
Stopping and securing the vehicle
288
Location of the spare tire and tools
289
Removing the jack and tools
289
Removing the spare tire
290
Tire change procedure
290
Stowing the spare tire
294
Wheel lug nut torque specifications
295
Running out of fuel
296
Jump starting
296
Preparing your vehicle
296
Connecting the jumper cables
297
Jump starting
298
Removing the jumper cables
298
Wrecker towing
300
Emergency towing
301
Customer Assistance
302
GETTING THE SERVICES YOU NEED
302
Away from home
302
Additional assistance
303
In California (U.S. only)
304
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) Auto Line Program (U.S. only)
305
Utilizing The Mediation/Arbitration Program (Canada only)
306
GETTING ASSISTANCE OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND CANADA
306
ORDERING ADDITIONAL OWNER’S LITERATURE
308
Obtaining a French Owner’s Guide
308
Reporting safety defects (U.S. only)
309
Reporting safety defects (Canada only)
309
Cleaning
310
Washing the exterior
310
Waxing
311
Paint chips
311
Aluminum wheels and wheel covers
311
Engine
312
Plastic (non-painted) exterior parts
312
Windows and wiper blades
313
Instrument panel/Interior trim and cluster lens
313
Interior
314
Cleaning the climate controlled seats (if equipped)
315
Leather seats (if equipped, except for the King Ranch edition)
315
Leather seats for the King Ranch edition only (if equipped)
316
Underbody
317
Ford and Lincoln Mercury car care products
317
Maintenance and Specifications
318
Service recommendations
318
Precautions when servicing your vehicle
318
Working with the engine off
318
Working with the engine on
318
Opening the hood
319
Identifying components in the engine compartment
320
5.4L V8
320
Windshield washer fluid
321
Checking and adding washer fluid for the liftgate
321
Changing the wiper blades
322
Changing the rear window wiper blade
322
Engine oil
323
Checking the engine oil
323
Adding engine oil
324
Engine oil and filter recommendations
325
Use SAE 5W-20 engine oil
325
Battery
326
Engine coolant
328
Checking engine coolant
328
Adding engine coolant
329
Recycled engine coolant
331
Coolant refill capacity
331
Severe climates
331
What you should know about fail-safe cooling
332
How fail-safe cooling works
332
When fail-safe mode is activated
333
Fuel Filter
334
What you should know about automotive fuels
334
Important safety precautions
334
Refueling
336
Easy Fuel™ “no cap” fuel system
337
Flex fuel vehicle (FFV) fuel fill inlet
338
Choosing the right fuel
338
Octane recommendations
338
FFV engines
338
Fuel quality
339
Cleaner air
340
Running out of fuel
340
Refilling with a portable fuel container
340
Essentials of good fuel economy
341
Measuring techniques
341
Filling the tank
341
Calculating fuel economy
342
Driving style — good driving and fuel economy habits
342
Habits
343
Maintenance
343
Conditions
343
Emission control system
344
On-board diagnostics (OBD-II)
345
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) testing
346
Power steering fluid
347
Brake fluid
347
Transmission fluid
348
Checking automatic transmission fluid
348
Air filter
348
Changing the air filter element
348
Vehicle storage
351
Motorcraft part numbers
353
Maintenance product specifications and capacities
354
Engine data
358
Engine drivebelt routing
359
Identifying your vehicle
359
Safety Compliance Certification Label
359
Vehicle identification number (VIN)
360
Transmission code designations
361
Accessories
362
Ford Custom Accessories for your vehicle
362
Exterior style
362
Interior style
362
Lifestyle
362
Peace of mind
363
Ford Extended Service Plan
364
Ford ESP Extended Service Plans (U.S. Only)
364
Ford ESP Extended Service Plans (Canada Only)
367
Scheduled Maintenance Guide
368
General maintenance information
368
Why maintain your vehicle?
368
Protecting your investment
368
Oil, fluids and flushing
369
Genuine Ford parts and service
369
Convenience
369
Factory-trained technicians
369
Genuine Ford and Motorcraft replacement parts
370
Value shopping for your vehicle’s maintenance needs
370
Which maintenance schedule should you follow?
370
Owner checks and services
370
Multi-point inspection
371
Normal scheduled maintenance and log
373
Maintenance schedule log
377
Special operating conditions
380
Special operating condition log
384
Exceptions
386
Coolant change record
387
Engine coolant change log
388
Index
389

FAQ about the 2011 Ford Expedition Manual

What contains the 2011 Expedition manual?

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

  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Maintenance for your Ford Expedition, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices

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