2011 Ford Focus Owner's Manual

2011 Ford Focus owners manual
Year:
2011
Make:
Ford
Model:
Focus
Rating:
(3)

Online manual

Size:
2.18 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
Important information for P215/45R17 low-profile tires and wheels
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
17
Message center
18
Info
19
System check and vehicle feature customization
20
System warnings
21
Entertainment Systems
25
Audio systems
25
AM/FM/single CD satellite compatible sound system
25
Setting the clock
25
AM/FM Radio
26
RBDS Radio
27
CD/MP3 Player
27
Satellite Radio (if equipped)
29
Sound Adjustments
32
Extra Features
32
Auxiliary input jack (Line in)
33
USB port (if equipped)
35
General audio information
35
Satellite radio information (if equipped)
38
SYNC (if equipped)
41
Climate Controls
42
Manual heating and air conditioning system
42
Operating tips
43
Rear window defroster
44
Lights
45
Headlamp Control
45
Fog lamp control (if equipped)
45
High beams
45
Flash-to-pass
46
Daytime running lamps (DRL) (if equipped)
46
PANEL DIMMER CONTROL
46
Aiming the headlamps
47
Vertical aim adjustment
47
TURN SIGNAL CONTROL
48
Interior Lamps
48
Map lamps
48
Rear dome lamp
49
Ambient lighting (if equipped)
49
Bulb Replacement
49
Lamp assembly condensation
49
Using the right bulbs
50
Replacing interior bulbs
50
Replacing exterior bulbs
50
Replacing headlamp bulbs
51
Replacing front parking lamp/turn signal bulbs
52
Replacing side marker bulbs
52
Replacing tail/brake/backup lights and turn signal bulbs
53
Replacing fog lamp bulbs (if equipped)
53
Replacing license plate lamp bulbs
54
Replacing high-mount brake lamp assembly
54
Driver Controls
55
Multi-function lever
55
Tilt Steering Wheel
56
Electronic compass (if equipped)
56
Compass zone adjustment
57
Compass calibration adjustment
57
Center console
58
Auxiliary Power Point (12V DC)
58
Power Windows
59
One-touch down
59
Window lock (if equipped)
60
Interior mirror
60
Automatic dimming interior rear view mirror (if equipped)
60
Exterior Mirrors
61
Power side view mirrors (if equipped)
61
Heated outside mirrors (if equipped)
61
Speed control (if equipped)
61
Using speed control
62
Setting speed control
62
Disengaging speed control
62
Resuming a set speed
62
Increasing speed while using speed control
63
Reducing speed while using speed control
63
Turning off speed control
63
STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS (IF EQUIPPED)
63
Radio control features
63
Moon roof (if equipped)
64
Positive Retention Floor Mat
66
Interior trunk control
66
Locks and Security
67
Keys
67
MyKey™
67
Power door locks
73
Smart locks
73
Autolock (if equipped)
73
Deactivating/activating autolock
73
Power door unlock/lock procedure
74
Autounlock feature (if equipped)
74
Deactivating/activating autounlock feature
75
Power door lock switch autounlock enable/disable procedure
75
Childproof door locks
76
Interior luggage compartment release
76
Remote entry system
78
Unlocking the doors
78
Programming unlocking mode (if equipped)
79
Locking the doors
79
Car finder
79
Sounding a panic alarm
79
Opening the luggage compartment
79
Replacing the battery
80
Replacing lost remote entry transmitters
80
How to reprogram your remote entry transmitters
81
Illuminated entry
81
Illuminated exit
82
Battery saver
82
Securilock passive anti-theft system
82
Anti-theft indicator
83
Replacement keys
83
Programming spare keys
83
Perimeter alarm system (if equipped)
85
Arming the system
85
Disarming the system
85
Triggering the anti-theft system
86
Seating and Safety Restraints
87
Front seating
87
First-row adjustable head restraints
87
Adjusting the front manual seat
90
Heated seats (if equipped)
92
Tip/slide front passenger seat (if equipped)
93
Rear seats
93
Second row head restraints
93
Folding down the rear seat
94
Safety restraints
94
Personal Safety System™
94
How does the Personal Safety System work?
95
Driver and passenger dual-stage airbag supplemental restraints
95
Front crash severity sensor
95
Driver’s seat position sensor
96
Front passenger sensing system
96
Front safety belt usage sensors
97
Front outboard safety belt pretensioners
97
Front outboard safety belt energy management retractors
97
Determining if the Personal Safety System™ is operational
97
Safety belt precautions
98
Combination lap and shoulder belts
99
Restraint of pregnant women
99
Energy management feature
100
Safety Belt Locking Modes
100
Safety belts with locking cinch tongue (rear center position only)
102
How to fasten the cinch tongue
102
Front safety belt height adjustment
103
Safety belt pretensioner
103
Safety belt extension assembly
104
Safety belt warning light and indicator chime
104
Conditions of operation
104
Belt-Minder
104
Deactivating/activating the Belt-Minder feature
107
AIRBAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS)
109
Important SRS precautions
109
Children and airbags
111
How does the airbag supplemental restraint system work?
111
Front passenger sensing system
113
Determining if the system is operational
117
Seat-mounted side airbag system
118
How does the side airbag system work?
119
Side-curtain airbag system
120
How does the side air curtain system work?
121
Determining if the system is operational
123
SOS Post-Crash Alert System™
123
Disposal of airbags and airbag equipped vehicles (including pretensioners)
124
Safety restraints for children
124
Important child restraint precautions
124
Recommendations for attaching child safety restraints for children
126
Transporting children
127
Safety seats for children
128
Infant and/or toddler seats
128
Installing child safety seats with combination lap and shoulder belts
128
Installing child safety seats in cinch tongue combination lap and shoulder belt seating positions (rear center position only)
132
Attaching child safety seats with Lower Anchor and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH) attachments
134
Use of inboard lower anchors from the outboard seating positions (center seating use)
136
Combining safety belt and LATCH lower anchors for attaching child safety seats
136
Attaching child safety seats with tether straps
137
Child booster seats
138
When children should use booster seats
139
Types of booster seats
140
The importance of shoulder belts
141
Child restraint and safety belt maintenance
142
Tires, Wheels and Loading
143
INFORMATION ABOUT UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADING
143
Treadwear
143
Traction AA A B C
143
Temperature A B C
144
Tires
144
Glossary of tire terminology
144
Inflating your tires
145
Tire care
147
Inspecting your tires and wheel valve stems
147
Tire wear
148
Damage
148
U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number (TIN)
149
Tire replacement requirements
149
Safety practices
150
Highway hazards
151
Tire and wheel alignment
151
Tire rotation
151
Information contained on the tire sidewall
152
Information on “P” type tires
153
Additional information contained on the tire sidewall for “LT” type tires
156
Information on “T” type tires
157
Location of the tire label
157
Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
158
Changing tires with a TPMS
159
Understanding your tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
160
When your temporary spare tire is installed
160
When you believe your system is not operating properly
161
When inflating your tires
162
How temperature affects your tire pressure
162
Snow tires and chains
163
Vehicle loading
163
Trailer towing
169
Recreational towing
169
Driving
171
Starting
171
Positions of the ignition
171
Preparing to start your vehicle
171
Important safety precautions
172
Starting the engine
174
Guarding against exhaust fumes
174
Important ventilating information
174
Engine block heater (if equipped)
175
Brakes
176
Four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
177
Using ABS
177
ABS warning lamp
177
Parking brake
178
AdvanceTrac stability enhancement system
178
Steering
182
Brake-shift interlock
183
Automatic transmission operation (if equipped)
185
Understanding the gearshift positions of the 4–speed automatic transmission
185
If your vehicle gets stuck in mud or snow
187
Manual transmission operation (if equipped)
187
Using the clutch
187
Recommended shift speeds
187
Reverse
188
Parking your vehicle
188
Removing the key
188
Driving through water
189
Roadside Emergencies
190
Roadside Assistance
190
Getting roadside assistance
190
Using roadside assistance
191
Hazard Flasher Control
191
Fuel pump shut-off switch
191
Fuses and relays
192
Fuses
192
Standard fuse amperage rating and color
193
Passenger compartment fuse panel
193
Power distribution box
196
Changing the tires
199
Dissimilar spare tire/wheel information
199
Stopping and securing the vehicle
201
Removing the spare tire and jack
202
Tire change procedure
202
Wheel lug nut torque specifications
205
Jump starting
206
Preparing your vehicle
206
Connecting the jumper cables
206
Jump starting
207
Removing the jumper cables
208
Wrecker towing
209
Emergency towing
210
Customer Assistance
211
GETTING THE SERVICES YOU NEED
211
Away from home
211
Additional assistance
212
In California (U.S. only)
213
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) Auto Line Program (U.S. only)
214
Utilizing The Mediation/Arbitration Program (Canada only)
215
GETTING ASSISTANCE OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND CANADA
216
ORDERING ADDITIONAL OWNER’S LITERATURE
217
Obtaining a French Owner’s Guide
217
Reporting safety defects (U.S. only)
218
Reporting safety defects (Canada only)
218
Cleaning
219
Washing the exterior
219
Waxing
220
Paint chips
220
Aluminum wheels and wheel covers
220
Engine
221
Plastic (non-painted) exterior parts
221
Windows and wiper blades
222
Instrument panel/Interior trim and cluster lens
222
Interior
223
Leather seats (if equipped, except for the King Ranch edition)
224
Leather seats for the King Ranch edition only (if equipped)
225
Underbody
226
Ford and Lincoln car care products
226
Maintenance and Specifications
227
Service recommendations
227
Precautions when servicing your vehicle
227
Working with the engine off
227
Working with the engine on
227
Opening the hood
228
Identifying components in the engine compartment
229
Windshield washer fluid
230
Changing the wiper blades
230
Engine oil
231
Checking the engine oil
231
Adding engine oil
231
Engine oil and filter recommendations
232
Use SAE 5W-20 engine oil
232
Battery
233
Engine coolant
235
Checking engine coolant
235
Adding engine coolant
236
Recycled engine coolant
238
Coolant refill capacity
238
Severe climates
238
What you should know about fail-safe cooling
239
How fail-safe cooling works
239
When fail-safe mode is activated
240
Fuel Filter
241
What you should know about automotive fuels
241
Important safety precautions
241
Refueling
243
Fuel filler cap
243
Choosing the right fuel
244
Octane recommendations
245
Fuel quality
245
Cleaner air
245
Running out of fuel
245
Essentials of good fuel economy
246
Measuring techniques
246
Filling the tank
246
Calculating fuel economy
247
Driving style — good driving and fuel economy habits
247
Habits
247
Maintenance
248
Conditions
248
Emission control system
249
On-board diagnostics (OBD-II)
250
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) testing
251
Power steering fluid
252
Brake/clutch fluid
252
Transmission fluid
253
Checking automatic transmission fluid
253
Low fluid level
253
Correct fluid level
253
High fluid level
254
Adjusting automatic transmission fluid levels
254
Checking and adding manual transmission fluid (if equipped)
255
Air filter
255
Changing the air filter element
255
Vehicle storage
256
Motorcraft part numbers
258
Maintenance product specifications and capacities
259
Engine data
262
Engine drivebelt routing
263
Identifying your vehicle
263
Safety Compliance Certification Label
263
Vehicle identification number (VIN)
264
Transmission code designations
265
Accessories
266
Ford Custom Accessories for your vehicle
266
Exterior style
266
Interior style
266
Lifestyle
267
Peace of mind
267
Ford Extended Service Plan
269
Ford ESP Extended Service Plans (U.S. Only)
269
Ford ESP Extended Service Plans (Canada Only)
272
Scheduled Maintenance Guide
273
General maintenance information
273
Why maintain your vehicle?
273
Protecting your investment
273
Oil, fluids and flushing
274
Genuine Ford parts and service
274
Convenience
274
Factory-trained technicians
274
Genuine Ford and Motorcraft replacement parts
275
Value shopping for your vehicle’s maintenance needs
275
Owner checks and services
275
Multi-point inspection
276
Normal scheduled maintenance and log
279
Maintenance schedule log
283
Special operating conditions
286
Special operating condition log
291
Exceptions
293
Coolant change record
294
Engine coolant change log
295
Index
296

FAQ about the 2011 Ford Focus Manual

What contains the 2011 Focus manual?

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

  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Best practice for driving your Ford Focus
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations

Where to download the 2011 Ford Focus Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Ford Focus year 2011 free?

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The Ford Focus (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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