2011 Ford F150 Owner's Manual

2011 Ford F150 owners manual
Year:
2011
Make:
Ford
Model:
F150
Rating:
(10)

Online manual

Size:
3.13 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
Using your vehicle with a snowplow
6
Using your vehicle as an ambulance
6
Notice to owners of pickup trucks and utility type vehicles
7
Notice to owners about high performance tires
7
Data Recording
7
Service Data Recording
7
Event Data Recording
8
Cell phone use
10
Export unique (Non–United States/Canada) vehicle specific information
11
Instrument Cluster
14
Warning lights and chimes
14
Gauges
20
Base Message Center
21
Info (information menu)
22
System check and vehicle feature customization
24
System warnings
26
Uplevel message center (if equipped)
32
Main menu
33
Gauge Mode
34
Trip A/B
34
Fuel Economy
34
Truck Apps (if equipped)
36
Settings
38
Information
40
Transmission indicator display
41
System warnings and status messages
41
Entertainment Systems
49
Audio systems
49
AM/FM stereo system (if equipped)
49
AM/FM in-dash CD/MP3 satellite compatible sound system
51
Setting the clock
52
AM/FM Radio
52
RDBS Radio
53
CD/MP3 Player
54
Satellite Radio (if equipped)
55
Sound Adjustments
58
Extra Features
59
Audio system–Navigation system based (if equipped)
59
Auxiliary input jack (Line in — if equipped)
60
USB port (if equipped)
61
General audio information
62
Satellite radio information (if equipped)
65
Navigation system (if equipped)
68
SYNC (if equipped)
68
Climate Controls
69
Single zone climate control
69
Operating tips
70
Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control with heated seats (if equipped)
72
Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control with heated and cooled seats (if equipped)
74
Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control with heated and cooled seats (navigation based–if equipped)
77
Touchscreen functions
79
Voice commands in climate mode
80
Operating tips
80
Rear window defroster (if equipped)
81
Remote start climate operation (if equipped)
81
Lights
83
Headlamp Control
83
Autolamp control (if equipped)
83
Fog lamp control (if equipped)
83
High beams
84
Flash-to-pass
84
Daytime running lamps (DRL) (if equipped)
84
PANEL DIMMER CONTROL
85
Aiming the headlamps
85
Vertical aim adjustment
85
TURN SIGNAL CONTROL
86
Interior Lamps
87
Front row map lamps (if equipped)
87
Rear dome lamp (if equipped)
87
Rear dome/courtesy lamps (if equipped)
87
Rear courtesy/reading/cargo lamps (if equipped)
88
Ambient lighting (if equipped)
88
Bulb Replacement
89
Lamp assembly condensation
89
Using the right bulbs
89
Replacing exterior bulbs
90
Replacing headlamp bulbs
90
Replacing front parking lamp/turn signal/sidemarker bulbs
92
Replacing tail/brake/turn signal/backup lamp bulbs
92
Replacing high-mount brake and cargo lamp bulbs
93
Replacing fog lamp bulbs (if equipped)
93
Replacing exterior mounted mirror turn signal indicator lamp bulbs
94
Replacing license plate lamp bulbs
94
Driver Controls
95
Multi-function lever
95
Windshield wiper rainlamp feature (if equipped with autolamp)
96
Tilt or tilt/telescope steering column (if equipped)
96
Power Tilt/Telescope Steering Column (if equipped)
97
Illuminated visor mirror (if equipped)
98
Center Console (if equipped)
99
Electronic compass (if equipped)
99
Compass zone adjustment
100
Compass calibration adjustment
100
Auxiliary power point (12V DC)
101
Power point (110V AC) (if equipped)
102
Ashtray (if equipped)
103
Power Windows (if equipped)
103
One-touch up or down (front windows only)
104
Restoring the one-touch up functionality (front windows only)
104
Bounce-back (front windows only)
104
Bounce-back override (front windows only)
105
Window lock
105
Power sliding back window (if equipped)
105
Accessory delay (if equipped)
106
Interior mirror
106
Automatic dimming interior rear view mirror (if equipped)
106
Exterior Mirrors
107
Power side view mirrors (if equipped)
107
Fold-away mirrors
108
Heated outside mirrors (if equipped)
108
Signal indicator mirrors (if equipped)
109
Telescoping trailer tow mirrors (if equipped)
109
Blind spot mirrors (if equipped)
109
Power Adjustable Foot Pedals (if equipped)
109
Power deployable running boards (if equipped)
110
Speed control (if equipped)
111
Using speed controls
112
Setting speed control
112
Disengaging speed control
112
Resuming a set speed
113
Increasing speed while using speed control
113
Reducing speed while using speed control
113
Turning off speed control
113
STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS (IF EQUIPPED)
114
Radio control features
114
Moon roof (if equipped)
115
Universal garage door opener (if equipped)
116
Car2U Home Automation System (if equipped)
117
Types of garage door openers (rolling code and fixed code)
117
Rolling code programming
118
Fixed code programming
120
Erasing the Car2U Home Automation System buttons
122
FCC and RSS-210 Industry Canada Compliance
122
Positive Retention Floor Mat (if equipped)
123
Tailgate lock
124
Tailgate removal
124
Tailgate step (if equipped)
125
Box side step (if equipped)
126
Bed extender (if equipped)
128
Cargo management system (if equipped)
130
Locks and Security
137
Keys
137
MyKey (if equipped)
137
Power door locks (if equipped)
145
Smart locks (if equipped)
145
Autolock feature (if equipped)
146
Deactivating/activating autolock feature
146
Power door lock switch autolock enable/disable procedure
146
Keyless entry keypad autolock enable/disable procedure
147
Autounlock feature (if equipped)
147
Deactivating/activating autounlock feature
148
Power door lock switch autounlock enable/disable procedure
148
Keyless entry keypad autounlock enable/disable procedure
149
Childproof door locks (on vehicles with rear doors)
149
Remote entry system (if equipped)
150
Two step door unlocking
151
One step door unlocking
151
Switching from two step to one step door unlocking
151
Locking the doors
151
Car finder
151
Sounding a panic alarm
151
Memory feature (seat, mirrors and adjustable pedals)
152
Programming memory feature to transmitter
152
Deprogramming memory feature from transmitter
152
Replacing the battery
152
Replacing lost Integrated Keyhead Transmitters (IKTs)
153
How to reprogram your Integrated Keyhead Transmitters (IKTs)
153
Illuminated entry
154
Remote start (if equipped)
154
SecuriCode™ keyless entry system (if equipped)
156
Programming a personal entry code and keypad association to memory feature
156
Erasing personal code
157
Anti-scan feature
157
Unlocking and locking the doors using keyless entry
157
Securilock passive anti-theft system (if equipped)
158
Automatic arming
158
Automatic disarming
158
Replacement keys
158
Programming spare keys
159
Perimeter alarm system (if equipped)
160
Arming the system
160
Disarming the system
161
Triggering the anti-theft system
161
Seating and Safety Restraints
162
Front seats
162
Adjustable head restraints
162
Front seat
165
Using the armrest (if equipped)
166
Using the manual lumbar support (if equipped)
167
Using the power lumbar support (if equipped)
168
Adjusting the front power seat (if equipped)
168
Memory seat/power mirrors/adjustable pedals/steering column (if equipped)
170
Easy-access/easy-out feature (if equipped)
170
Heated seats (if equipped)
171
Heated and cooled seats (if equipped)
172
Climate controlled seats air filter replacement (if equipped)
173
Rear seats
174
Second row head restraints
174
Folding up the rear seats (SuperCab only)
175
Returning the seat to seating position
175
Folding up the rear seats (SuperCrew vehicles only)
176
Returning the seat to seating position
176
Armrest and cupholders (if equipped)
177
Rear heated seats (if equipped)
177
Safety restraints
178
Personal Safety System™
178
How does the Personal Safety System™ work?
179
Driver and passenger dual-stage airbag supplemental restraints
179
Front crash severity sensor
179
Driver’s seat position sensor
179
Front passenger sensing system
180
Front safety belt usage sensors
181
Front outboard safety belt pretensioners
181
Front outboard safety belt energy management retractors
181
Determining if the Personal Safety System is operational
181
Safety restraints precautions
182
Combination lap and shoulder belts
183
Safety belt with cinch tongue (front center seat only)
184
How to fasten the cinch tongue
184
Restraint of pregnant women
185
Energy management retractors
185
Safety belt locking modes
186
Safety belt pretensioner
187
Safety belt usage sensors
188
Front safety belt height adjustment
189
Safety belt warning light and indicator chime
189
Conditions of operation
189
Belt-Minder
190
Deactivating/activating the Belt-Minder feature
192
Safety belt extension assembly
194
194
AIRBAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS)
194
Important SRS precautions
195
Children and airbags
197
How does the airbag supplemental restraint system work?
198
Front passenger sensing system
199
Determining if the system is operational
202
Seat-mounted side airbag system
203
How does the side airbag system work?
204
Determining if the system is operational
205
Safety Canopy System
206
How does the Safety Canopy System work?
207
Determining if the system is operational
208
SOS Post-Crash Alert System™
209
Disposal of airbags and airbag equipped vehicles (including pretensioners)
209
Safety restraints for children
209
Important child restraint precautions
209
Recommendations for attaching child safety restraints for children
212
Transporting children
213
Safety seats for children
214
Infant and/or toddler seats
214
Installing child safety seats with combination lap and shoulder belts
215
Installing child safety seats in cinch tongue combination lap and shoulder belt seating position (front center seating position only)
218
Attaching child safety seats with LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) attachments
221
Use of inboard lower anchors from the outboard seating positions (center seating use)
223
Combining safety belt and LATCH lower anchors for attaching child safety seats
223
Attaching child safety seats with tether straps
223
Rear seat tether strap attachment (SuperCab and SuperCrew)
226
Child booster seats
227
When children should use booster seats
228
Types of booster seats
228
The importance of shoulder belts
230
Child restraint and safety belt maintenance
230
Tires, Wheels and Loading
232
Notice to utility vehicle and truck owners
232
Vehicle characteristics
232
Four-wheel drive (4WD) system (if equipped)
232
How your vehicle differs from other vehicles
233
Information about uniform tire quality grading
234
Treadwear
235
Traction AA A B C
235
Temperature A B C
235
Tires
236
Glossary of tire terminology
236
Inflating your tires
237
Tire care
239
Inspecting your tires and wheel valve stems
239
Tire wear
239
Damage
239
U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number (TIN)
240
Tire replacement requirements
240
Safety practices
242
Highway hazards
242
Tire and wheel alignment
243
Tire rotation
243
Information contained on the tire sidewall
244
Information on “P” type tires
244
Additional information contained on the tire sidewall for “LT” type tires
247
Information on “T” type tires
248
Location of the tire label
248
Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
249
Changing tires with a TPMS
250
Understanding your tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
250
When your temporary spare tire is installed
250
When you believe your system is not operating properly
251
When inflating your tires
252
How temperature affects your tire pressure
252
TPMS reset procedure
253
Overview
253
Performing the TPMS reset procedure
253
Snow tires and chains
255
Vehicle loading – with and without a trailer
256
Special loading instructions for owners of pick-up trucks and utility-type vehicles
263
Trailer towing
264
Preparing to tow
269
Hitches
269
Weight-distributing hitch
269
Safety chains
270
Trailer brakes
270
Integrated trailer brake controller (if equipped)
270
Trailer lamps
274
Using a step bumper (if equipped)
274
Driving while you tow
274
Trailer towing tips
275
Launching or retrieving a boat
275
Recreational towing
276
Driving
278
Starting
278
Positions of the ignition
278
Preparing to start your vehicle
278
Important safety precautions
279
Starting the engine
281
Cold weather starting (flexible fuel vehicles only)
281
If the engine fails to start using the preceding instructions (flexible fuel vehicles only)
282
Guarding against exhaust fumes
282
Important ventilating information
282
Engine block heater (if equipped)
282
Brakes
284
Four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
284
Using ABS
285
ABS warning lamp
285
Parking brake
285
Brake over accelerator
286
AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control™ (RSC) stability enhancement system
286
Steering
292
Limited-slip axle (if equipped)
294
Electronic locking differential (ELD) (if equipped)
294
Preparing to drive
295
Brake-shift interlock - column-shift transmission
295
Brake-shift interlock – floor-shift transmission
298
Automatic transmission operation
299
Understanding the shift positions of the 6-speed automatic transmission
299
Understanding your SelectShift Automatic™ transmission (SST) gearshift lever (if equipped)
302
If your vehicle gets stuck in mud or snow
303
Reverse sensing system (if equipped)
304
Rearview camera system (if equipped)
306
Blind spot mirrors (if equipped)
311
Four-wheel drive (4WD) operation (if equipped)
312
4WD indicator lights
312
Using a manual 4WD system (if equipped)
313
Shifting between 2H (4X2) and 4H (4X4 high)
313
Shifting to/from 4L (4X4 low)
313
Using the N (Neutral) position
314
Using the electronic shift 4WD system (if equipped)
314
Shifting between 2H (4X2) and 4H (4X4 high)
315
Shifting to/from 4L (4X4 low)
315
Using the all-wheel drive (AWD) system (if equipped, Harley-Davidson™ only)
316
Shifting between 2H (4X2) and AWD (auto) or 4H (high)
316
Shifting between AWD (auto) and 4H (high)
317
Electronic locking differential (ELD) (if equipped)
317
Activating the electronic locking differential (ELD)
318
Driving off-road with truck and utility vehicles
318
How your vehicle differs from other vehicles
319
Basic operating principles
319
If your vehicle goes off the edge of the pavement
319
If your vehicle gets stuck
320
Emergency maneuvers
320
Parking
321
4WD systems
321
Normal characteristics
322
Sand
322
Mud and water
322
Driving on hilly or sloping terrain
323
Driving on snow and ice
324
Maintenance and modifications
325
Driving through water
326
Roadside Emergencies
327
Roadside Assistance
327
Vehicles sold in the U.S. : Getting roadside assistance
327
Vehicles sold in the U.S. : Using roadside assistance
327
Vehicles sold in Canada : Getting roadside assistance
328
Vehicles sold in Canada : Using roadside assistance
328
Hazard flasher control
328
Fuel Pump Shut-off
328
Fuses and relays
329
Fuses
329
Standard fuse amperage rating and color
329
Passenger compartment fuse panel
330
Power distribution box
333
Auxiliary relay box (SVT Raptor only)
338
Changing the tires
339
Dissimilar spare tire/wheel information
339
Stopping and securing the vehicle
341
Location of the spare tire and tools
342
Removing the spare tire
342
Tire change procedure
343
Stowing the flat/spare tire
346
Wheel lug nut torque specifications
347
Running out of fuel
348
Jump starting
348
Preparing your vehicle
349
Connecting the jumper cables
349
Jump starting
350
Removing the jumper cables
351
Wrecker towing
352
Emergency towing
353
Customer Assistance
354
GETTING THE SERVICES YOU NEED
354
Away from home
354
Additional assistance
355
In California (U.S. only)
356
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) Auto Line Program (U.S. only)
357
Utilizing The Mediation/Arbitration Program (Canada only)
358
GETTING ASSISTANCE OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND CANADA
358
ORDERING ADDITIONAL OWNER’S LITERATURE
360
Obtaining a French Owner’s Guide
360
Reporting safety defects (U.S. only)
361
Reporting safety defects (Canada only)
361
Cleaning
362
Washing the exterior
362
Waxing
363
Paint chips
363
Aluminum wheels and wheel covers
363
Engine
364
365
Plastic (non-painted) exterior parts
366
Windows and wiper blades
366
Instrument panel and console (Harley-Davidson edition only)
367
Instrument panel/Interior trim and cluster lens
368
Interior
369
Leather seats (if equipped, except for the King Ranch edition)
370
Leather seats for the King Ranch edition only (if equipped)
370
Underbody
371
Ford and Lincoln car care products
372
Maintenance and Specifications
373
Service recommendations
373
Precautions when servicing your vehicle
373
Working with the engine off
373
Working with the engine on
373
Opening the hood
374
Identifying components in the engine compartment
375
3.7L V6 engine
375
5.0L V8 engine
376
6.2L V8 engine
377
3.5L V6 EcoBoost™ engine
378
Windshield washer fluid
379
Changing the wiper blades
379
Engine oil
380
Checking the engine oil
380
Adding engine oil
380
Engine oil and filter recommendations
381
Use SAE 5W-20 engine oil
381
Use SAE 5W-30 engine oil
382
Battery
383
Battery management system (if equipped)
385
Engine coolant
386
Checking engine coolant
386
Adding engine coolant
387
Recycled engine coolant
389
Coolant refill capacity
389
Severe climates
389
What you should know about fail-safe cooling (if equipped)
390
How fail-safe cooling works
390
When fail-safe mode is activated
391
Engine fluid temperature management (if equipped)
391
Fuel Filter
393
What you should know about automotive fuels
393
Important safety precautions
393
Refueling
395
Easy Fuel “no cap” fuel system
396
Flex fuel vehicle (FFV) fuel fill inlet
397
Choosing the right fuel
397
Octane recommendations
397
FFV engine (if equipped)
398
Fuel quality
398
Cleaner air
399
Running out of fuel
399
Refilling with a portable fuel container
400
Essentials of good fuel economy
401
Measuring techniques
401
Filling the tank
401
Calculating fuel economy
402
Driving style — good driving and fuel economy habits
402
Habits
402
Maintenance
403
Conditions
403
Emission control system
404
On-board diagnostics (OBD-II)
405
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) testing
406
Power steering fluid (6.2L V8 engine only)
406
Brake fluid
407
Transmission fluid
407
Checking 6-speed automatic transmission fluid
407
Transfer case fluid (if equipped)
408
Air filter
408
Changing the air filter element
409
Vehicle storage
411
Motorcraft part numbers
414
Maintenance product specifications and capacities
415
Engine data
419
Engine drivebelt routing
420
Identifying your vehicle
421
Safety Compliance Certification Label
421
Vehicle identification number (VIN)
422
Transmission code designations
423
Accessories
424
Ford Custom Accessories for your vehicle
424
Exterior style
424
Interior style
424
Lifestyle
425
Peace of mind
425
Ford Extended Service Plan
427
Ford ESP Extended Service Plans (U.S. Only)
427
Ford ESP Extended Service Plans (Canada Only)
430
Scheduled Maintenance
431
General maintenance information
431
Why maintain your vehicle?
431
Protecting your investment
431
Oils, fluids and flushing
432
Genuine Ford parts and service
432
Convenience
433
Factory-trained technicians
433
Genuine Ford and Motorcraft replacement parts
433
Value shopping for your vehicle’s maintenance needs
433
Owner checks and services
433
Multi-point inspection
435
Normal scheduled maintenance and log
437
3.5L, 3.7L and 5.0L engines
437
6.2L engine
440
Maintenance schedule log
444
Special operating conditions - 3.5L, 3.7L and 5.0L engines
447
Special operating conditions - 6.2L engine
450
Special operating condition log
453
Exceptions
455
Engine coolant change record
456
Engine coolant change log
457
Index
458

FAQ about the 2011 Ford F150 Manual

What contains the 2011 F150 manual?

The Ford F150 owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Ford to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Ford F150. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Ford F150 2011 owner's manual:

  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Ford F150 owners can do
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls

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