2011 Ford Flex Owner's Manual

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

Online manual

Size:
2.91 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
4
Protecting the environment
5
Perchlorate material
5
Breaking-in your vehicle
5
Special Notices
5
New Vehicle Limited Warranty
5
Special instructions
6
Data Recording
6
Service Data Recording
6
Event Data Recording
6
Cell phone use
8
Export unique (Non–United States/Canada) vehicle specific information
9
Instrument Cluster
12
Warning lights and chimes
12
Gauges
16
Message center
18
Info
18
System check and vehicle feature customization
20
System warnings
22
Entertainment Systems
28
Audio systems
28
AM/FM CD/MP3 satellite compatible sound system
28
Setting the clock
29
AM/FM Radio
29
RDS Radio
30
CD/MP3 Player
31
Satellite Radio (if equipped)
33
Sound Adjustments
36
Extra Features
37
Audio system–Navigation system based (if equipped)
37
Auxiliary input jack (Line in)
37
USB port (if equipped)
39
General audio information
40
Satellite radio information (if equipped)
43
Family Entertainment DVD System (if equipped)
47
Quick start
47
To play a DVD
47
To play a CD or MP3 disc
48
To play an auxiliary source through the DVD system
48
DVD player controls
50
Remote control
52
Battery replacement
55
Headphones
55
Wireless headphones
55
Wired headphones
57
Operation
57
Single play/dual play
57
Setup menu options
59
Aspect ratio (TV display type)
60
OSD language
60
Angle mark
61
Speaker setup
62
Video setup
62
General setup — screen exit
63
Parental control for the DVD system
63
General information
64
Safety information
65
Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Compliance
66
Care and service of the DVD player
66
Environmental extremes
66
Temperature extremes
66
Humidity and moisture condensation
67
Foreign substances
67
Cleaning the liquid crystal display (LCD) screen
67
Cleaning DVD and CD discs
67
Navigation system (if equipped)
67
SYNC (if equipped)
67
Climate Controls
68
Single Zone Climate Control with rear passenger compartment climate control
68
Operating tips
70
Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control with heated seats and rear passenger compartment climate control (if equipped)
71
Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control (navigation based–if equipped)
74
Touchscreen functions
76
Voice commands in climate mode
77
Operating tips
77
Auxiliary climate control
79
Rear window defroster
80
Cabin Air Filter
80
Lights
81
Headlamp Control
81
Autolamp control (if equipped)
81
Autolamps - programmable exit delay
81
Fog lamp control
82
High beams
82
Flash-to-pass
83
Daytime running lamps (DRL) (if equipped)
83
PANEL DIMMER CONTROL
83
Aiming the headlamps
84
Vertical aim adjustment
84
TURN SIGNAL CONTROL
85
Interior Lamps
85
Dome lamps and map lamps
85
Ambient lighting (if equipped)
86
Bulb Replacement
86
Lamp assembly condensation
86
Using the right bulbs
87
Replacing interior bulbs
88
Replacing exterior bulbs
88
Replacing headlamp (high beam/low beam) halogen bulbs
88
Replacing HID headlamp bulbs (if equipped)
88
Replacing front parking lamp/turn signal bulbs
89
Replacing rear stop/tail/turn/backup and side marker lamp bulbs (non LED)
89
Replacing license plate lamp bulbs
90
Replacing fog lamp bulbs
90
Driver Controls
91
Multi-function lever
91
Windshield wiper rainlamp feature
91
Rear window wiper/washer controls
92
Tilt/Telescope Steering Wheel
92
Illuminated visor mirror
93
Overhead console
93
Storage compartment
93
Clock (if equipped)
94
Electronic compass
94
Compass zone adjustment
95
Compass calibration adjustment
95
Center Console
96
Console refrigerator/freezer (if equipped)
97
Auxiliary Power Point (12V DC)
98
Power point (110V AC) (if equipped)
99
Power Windows
100
One-touch up or down (driver’s window only)
101
Bounce-back (driver’s window only)
101
Security override
101
Window lock
102
Accessory delay
102
Interior mirror
102
Automatic dimming interior rear view mirror
102
Exterior Mirrors
103
Power side view mirrors
103
Heated outside mirrors (if equipped)
103
Power Adjustable Foot Pedals (if equipped)
104
Speed control
104
Using speed control
105
Setting speed control
105
Disengaging speed control
105
Resuming a set speed
105
Increasing speed while using speed control
106
Reducing speed while using speed control
106
Turning off speed control
106
STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS (IF EQUIPPED)
106
Radio control features
106
Multi-panel Vista Roof™ (if equipped)
108
Universal garage door opener (if equipped)
109
HomeLink Wireless Control System (if equipped)
109
Programming
110
Gate Operator & Canadian Programming
111
Operating the HomeLink Wireless Control System
111
Erasing HomeLink buttons
112
Reprogramming a single HomeLink button
112
Positive Retention Floor Mat
113
Manual Liftgate
113
Power liftgate (if equipped)
114
Cargo Area Features
118
Cargo net (if equipped)
118
Roof Rack System (if equipped)
118
Locks and Security
119
Keys
119
MyKey™
120
Power door locks
125
Smart locks
125
Autolock feature (if enabled)
125
Deactivating/activating autolock feature
126
Power door lock switch autolock enable/disable procedure
126
Autounlock feature (if enabled)
126
Deactivating/activating autounlock feature
127
Power door lock switch autounlock enable/disable procedure
127
Childproof door locks
128
Remote entry system
128
Unlocking the doors/two stage unlock
130
Locking the doors
130
Car finder
131
Sounding a panic alarm
131
Opening the power liftgate (if equipped)
131
Memory feature (seat, mirrors and adjustable pedals)
131
Programming memory feature to the transmitter
132
Deprogramming memory feature from the transmitter
132
Replacing the battery
132
Replacing lost integrated keyhead transmitters (IKTs)
133
How to reprogram your integrated keyhead transmitters (IKTs)
133
Illuminated entry
134
Illuminated exit
134
Battery saver
134
SecuriCode™ keyless entry system
135
Programming a personal entry code and keypad association to memory seats, mirrors, and adjustable pedals (if equipped)
135
Erasing personal code
136
Anti-scan feature
136
Unlocking and locking the doors using keyless entry
136
Securilock passive anti-theft system
137
Anti-theft indicator
138
Automatic arming
138
Automatic disarming
138
Replacement of integrated keyhead transmitters (IKT) and coded keys
138
Programming spare keys
139
Perimeter alarm system (if equipped)
140
Arming the system
141
Disarming the system
142
Seating and Safety Restraints
143
Front seats
143
Adjustable head restraints
143
Adjusting the front manual seat (if equipped)
146
Using the manual lumbar support (if equipped)
147
Adjusting the front power seat (if equipped)
147
Using the power lumbar support (if equipped)
149
Heated seats (if equipped)
150
Memory seat/power mirrors/adjustable pedals (if equipped)
150
Folding down the front passenger seatback
151
Easy entry/exit feature (if equipped)
152
Rear seats
152
Head restraints
152
Adjusting second row bucket and bench seat back
154
Adjusting second row seats (six–passenger vehicles only)
154
Accessing the third row seats
154
2nd row power fold and tumble seat
157
Exiting the third row seat
157
Second row heated seats (if equipped)
159
Stowing the third row seat
160
Unstowing the third row seat
161
Third-row seat tailgate mode
162
PowerFold third-row seat (if equipped)
163
Safety restraints
166
Personal Safety System™
166
How does the Personal Safety System™ work?
166
Driver and passenger dual-stage airbag supplemental restraints
167
Front crash severity sensor
167
Driver’s seat position sensor
167
Front passenger sensing system
167
Front safety belt usage sensors
168
Front safety belt pretensioners
168
Front safety belt energy management retractors
168
Determining if the Personal Safety System is operational
168
Safety restraints precautions
169
Combination lap and shoulder belts
170
Restraint of pregnant women
171
Safety belt locking modes
172
Energy management feature — front outboard
173
Safety belt pretensioner
173
Safety belt extension assembly
174
Front safety belt height adjustment
174
Safety belt warning light and indicator chime
174
Conditions of operation
175
Belt-Minder
175
Deactivating/activating the Belt-Minder feature
178
AIRBAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS)
180
Important SRS precautions
180
Children and airbags
182
How does the airbag supplemental restraint system work?
182
Front passenger sensing system
184
Determining if the system is operational
188
Seat-mounted side airbag system
189
How does the side airbag system work?
190
Safety Canopy System
191
How does the Safety Canopy System work?
192
Determining if the system is operational
194
SOS Post-Crash Alert System™
194
Disposal of airbags and airbag equipped vehicles (including pretensioners)
194
Safety restraints for children
194
Important child restraint precautions
195
Recommendations for attaching child safety restraints for children
197
Transporting children
198
Safety seats for children
199
Infant and/or toddler seats
199
Installing child safety seats with combination lap and shoulder belts
200
Attaching child safety seats with LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) attachments
203
Use of inboard lower anchors from the outboard seating positions (center seating use)
205
Combining safety belt and LATCH lower anchors for attaching child safety seats
205
Attaching child safety seats with tether straps
206
Child booster seats
209
When children should use booster seats
209
Types of booster seats
210
The importance of shoulder belts
212
Child restraint and safety belt maintenance
212
Tires, Wheels and Loading
214
Notice to crossover vehicle owners
214
Vehicle characteristics
215
All-wheel drive (AWD) system (if equipped)
215
How your vehicle differs from other vehicles
216
INFORMATION ABOUT UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADING
216
Treadwear
217
Traction AA A B C
217
Temperature A B C
217
Tires
218
Glossary of tire terminology
218
Inflating your tires
219
Tire care
221
Inspecting your tires and wheel valve stems
221
Tire wear
221
Damage
221
U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number (TIN)
222
Tire replacement requirements
222
Safety practices
224
Highway hazards
224
Tire and wheel alignment
225
Tire rotation
225
Information contained on the tire sidewall
226
Information on “P” type tires
226
Additional information contained on the tire sidewall for “LT” type tires
229
Information on “T” type tires
230
Location of the tire label
230
Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
231
Changing tires with a TPMS
232
Understanding your tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
233
When your temporary spare tire is installed
233
When you believe your system is not operating properly
234
When inflating your tires
235
How temperature affects your tire pressure
235
Snow tires and cables/chains
236
Vehicle loading – with and without a trailer
237
Trailer towing
244
Preparing to tow
245
Hitches
245
Weight-distributing hitch
245
Safety chains
246
Trailer brakes
246
Trailer brake controller connector (if equipped)
247
Trailer lamps
247
Driving while you tow
247
Trailer towing tips
248
Recreational towing
248
Driving
250
Starting
250
Positions of the ignition
250
Starting your vehicle
250
Important safety precautions
251
Starting the engine
252
Guarding against exhaust fumes
253
Important ventilating information
253
Engine block heater (if equipped)
253
Brakes
255
Four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
255
Using ABS
255
Brake assist
256
ABS warning lamp
256
Parking brake
257
AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control™ (RSC) stability enhancement system
258
Steering
263
Brake-shift interlock
265
Automatic transmission operation
266
Automatic transmission adaptive learning
266
Understanding the gearshift positions of the 6–speed automatic transmission with transmission control switch (if equipped)
267
Understanding the gearshift positions of the 6–speed with SelectShift Automatic™ transmission (SST) (if equipped)
269
Understanding your SelectShift Automatic™ Transmission (SST) (if equipped)
271
Reverse sensing system
272
Rearview camera system (if equipped)
274
Active park assist (APA) (if equipped)
276
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system (if equipped)
281
Driving on slippery surfaces with AWD vehicles
282
Basic operating principles
282
If your vehicle goes off the edge of the pavement
282
If your vehicle gets stuck
283
Emergency maneuvers
283
AWD systems (if equipped)
284
Sand
284
Mud and water
284
Driving on hilly or sloping terrain
285
Driving on snow and ice
286
Maintenance and modifications
287
Driving through water
287
Roadside Emergencies
288
Roadside Assistance
288
Getting roadside assistance
288
Using roadside assistance
289
Hazard flasher control
289
Fuel Pump Shut-off
289
Fuses and relays
290
Fuses
290
Standard fuse amperage rating and color
290
Passenger compartment fuse panel
291
Power distribution box
294
Changing the tires
297
Dissimilar spare tire/wheel information
298
Stopping and securing the vehicle
300
Removing the spare tire and jack
300
Tire change procedure
301
Stowing the tire and jack
303
Temporary Mobility Kit (if equipped)
305
General information
306
Tips for use of the temporary mobility kit
307
What to do when a tire is punctured
308
First stage: Reinflating the tire with sealing compound and air
308
Second stage: Checking tire pressure
310
What to do after the tire has been sealed
311
Wheel lug nut torque specifications
314
Running out of fuel
314
Jump starting
315
Preparing your vehicle
315
Connecting the jumper cables
316
Jump starting
317
Removing the jumper cables
317
Wrecker towing
318
Emergency towing
319
Customer Assistance
320
GETTING THE SERVICES YOU NEED
320
Away from home
320
Additional assistance
321
In California (U.S. only)
322
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) Auto Line Program (U.S. only)
323
Utilizing The Mediation/Arbitration Program (Canada only)
324
GETTING ASSISTANCE OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND CANADA
324
ORDERING ADDITIONAL OWNER’S LITERATURE
326
Obtaining a French Owner’s Guide
326
Reporting safety defects (U.S. only)
327
Reporting safety defects (Canada only)
327
Cleaning
328
Washing the exterior
328
Waxing
329
Paint chips
329
Aluminum wheels and wheel covers
329
Engine
330
Plastic (non-painted) exterior parts
331
Windows and wiper blades
331
Instrument panel/Interior trim and cluster lens
332
Interior
333
Leather seats (if equipped, except for the King Ranch edition)
334
Leather seats for the King Ranch edition only (if equipped)
334
Underbody
335
Ford and Lincoln car care products
336
Maintenance and Specifications
337
Service recommendations
337
Precautions when servicing your vehicle
337
Working with the engine off
337
Working with the engine on
337
Opening the hood
338
Identifying components in the engine compartment
339
3.5L V6 engine
339
3.5L V6 EcoBoost™ engine
340
Windshield washer fluid
341
Checking and adding washer fluid for the liftgate
341
Changing the wiper blades
342
Changing rear window wiper blade
342
Engine oil
343
Checking the engine oil
343
Adding engine oil
344
Engine oil and filter recommendations
345
Use SAE 5W-20 engine oil
345
Use SAE 5W-30 engine oil
346
Battery
347
Engine coolant
349
Checking engine coolant
349
Adding engine coolant
350
Recycled engine coolant
352
Coolant refill capacity
352
Severe climates
352
Engine fluid temperature management (EcoBoost™ engine only)
353
What you should know about fail-safe cooling
354
How fail-safe cooling works
355
When fail-safe mode is activated
355
Fuel Filter
356
What you should know about automotive fuels
356
Important safety precautions
356
Refueling
358
Easy Fuel™ “no cap” fuel system
358
Choosing the right fuel
359
Octane recommendations
360
Fuel quality
360
Cleaner air
361
Running out of fuel
361
Refilling with a portable fuel container
361
Essentials of good fuel economy
362
Measuring techniques
362
Filling the tank
362
Calculating fuel economy
363
Driving style — good driving and fuel economy habits
364
Habits
364
Maintenance
364
Conditions
365
Emission control system
365
On-board diagnostics (OBD-II)
366
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) testing
367
Power steering fluid (except EcoBoost™ engine)
368
Brake fluid
369
Transmission fluid
369
Checking automatic transmission fluid
369
Low fluid level
372
Correct fluid level
372
High fluid level
372
Adjusting automatic transmission fluid levels
373
Air filter
374
Changing the air filter element
374
Vehicle storage
375
Motorcraft part numbers
378
Maintenance product specifications and capacities
379
Engine data
383
Engine drivebelt routing
383
Identifying your vehicle
384
Safety Compliance Certification Label
384
Vehicle identification number (VIN)
385
Transmission code designations
386
Accessories
387
Ford Custom Accessories for your vehicle
387
Exterior style
387
Interior style
387
Lifestyle
387
Peace of mind
388
Ford Extended Service Plan
389
Ford ESP Extended Service Plans (U.S. Only)
389
Ford ESP Extended Service Plans (Canada Only)
392
Scheduled Maintenance Guide
393
General maintenance information
393
Why maintain your vehicle?
393
Protecting your investment
393
Oils, fluids and flushing
394
Genuine Ford parts and service
394
Convenience
395
Factory-trained technicians
395
Genuine Ford and Motorcraft replacement parts
395
Value shopping for your vehicle’s maintenance needs
395
Owner checks and services
395
Multi-point inspection
396
Normal scheduled maintenance and log
399
Maintenance schedule log
402
Special operating conditions
405
Special operating condition log
408
Exceptions
410
Engine coolant change record
411
Engine coolant change log
411
Index
412

FAQ about the 2011 Ford Flex Manual

What contains the 2011 Flex manual?

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

  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Maintenance for your Ford Flex, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support

Where to download the 2011 Ford Flex Owners Manual?

The Ford Flex owner manual for the 2011 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the Ford Flex year 2011 free?

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

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2011 is available in English.

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