2011 Ford Mustang Owner's Manual

2011 Ford Mustang owners manual
Year:
2011
Make:
Ford
Model:
Mustang
Rating:
(5)

Online manual

Size:
2.44 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
Data Recording
6
Service Data Recording
6
Event Data Recording
7
Cell phone use
8
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
24
Entertainment Systems
27
Audio systems
27
AM/FM CD/MP3 satellite compatible sound system
27
Setting the clock
28
AM/FM Radio
28
RDS Radio
29
CD/MP3 Player
30
Satellite Radio (if equipped)
32
Sound Adjustments
35
Extra Features
36
Auxiliary input jack (Line in)
36
USB port (if equipped)
38
General audio information
39
Satellite radio information (if equipped)
42
Navigation system (if equipped)
45
SYNC (if equipped)
45
Climate Controls
46
Manual heating and air conditioning system (if equipped)
46
Operating tips
47
Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control (navigation based – if equipped)
49
Touchscreen functions
51
Voice commands in climate mode
51
Operating tips
52
Rear window defroster
53
Cabin air filter
53
Lights
54
Headlamp Control
54
Automatic instrumentation illumination
54
Autolamp control (if equipped)
54
Autolamps - programmable exit delay
55
Fog lamp control (if equipped)
55
High beams
56
Flash-to-pass
56
Daytime running lamps (DRL) (if equipped)
56
PANEL DIMMER CONTROL
57
Aiming the headlamps
57
Vertical aim adjustment
57
TURN SIGNAL CONTROL
59
Interior Lamps
59
Map lamps
59
Bulb Replacement
59
Lamp assembly condensation
59
Using the right bulbs
60
Replacing interior bulbs
61
Replacing exterior bulbs
61
Replacing headlamp bulbs
61
Replacing HID headlamp bulbs (if equipped)
61
Replacing front parking lamp/turn signal bulbs
62
Replacing front sidemarker bulb
63
Replacing tail lamp/brake/rear turn signal lamps
63
Replacing backup bulbs
64
Replacing rear sidemarker lamp bulbs
65
Replacing fog lamp bulbs (GT) (if equipped)
65
Replacing fog lamp bulbs (GT-CS) (if equipped)
66
Replacing fog lamp bulbs (V6) (if equipped)
66
Replacing license plate lamp bulbs
66
Driver Controls
67
Multi-function lever
67
Windshield wiper rainlamp feature (if equipped with autolamp)
67
Tilt Steering Wheel
68
Illuminated visor mirror (if equipped)
68
Flexible visor storage system (if equipped)
69
Electronic compass (if equipped)
69
Compass zone adjustment
70
Compass calibration adjustment
70
Center console
71
Auxiliary power point (12V DC)
72
Power Windows
72
One-touch up or down (front windows only)
73
Restoring the one-touch up functionality (front windows only)
73
Bounce-back (front windows only)
73
Bounce-back override (front windows only)
73
Short drop glass (front windows only)
74
Rear power windows (convertible only)
74
Rear power windows manual override (convertible only)
74
Accessory delay
75
Interior mirror
75
Automatic dimming interior rear view mirror (if equipped)
75
Exterior Mirrors
76
Power side view mirrors
76
Blind spot mirrors
76
Speed control
76
Using speed controls
76
Setting speed control
77
Disengaging speed control
77
Resuming a set speed
77
Increasing speed while using speed control
78
Reducing speed while using speed control
78
Turning off speed control
78
STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS (IF EQUIPPED)
78
Universal garage door opener (if equipped)
79
Car2U Home Automation System (if equipped)
79
Types of garage door openers (rolling code and fixed code)
80
Rolling code programming
81
Fixed code programming
83
Erasing the Car2U Home Automation System buttons
84
FCC and RSS-210 Industry Canada Compliance
85
Positive Retention Floor Mat
85
Convertible (If equipped)
86
Lowering the convertible top
86
Installation of the boot (if equipped)
88
Raising the convertible top
89
Roller blind sun shade (if equipped)
91
Interior trunk control
91
Locks and Security
92
Keys
92
MyKey™
93
Power door locks
99
Smart locks
99
Autolock (if equipped)
99
Deactivating/activating autolock
100
Power door unlock/lock procedure
100
Autounlock (if equipped)
101
Deactivating/activating autounlock
101
Power door lock switch autounlock enable/disable procedure
101
Interior luggage compartment release
102
Remote entry system
103
Unlocking the doors/two-stage unlock
104
Locking the doors
105
Car finder
105
Sounding a panic alarm
105
Opening the trunk
105
Replacing the battery
106
Replacing lost integrated keyhead transmitters (IKTs)
107
How to reprogram your integrated keyhead transmitters (IKTs)
107
Illuminated entry
107
Illuminated exit
107
Battery saver
108
Securilock passive anti-theft system
108
Anti-theft indicator
109
Automatic arming
109
Automatic disarming
109
Replacement of integrated keyhead transmitters (IKT) and coded keys
109
Programming spare keys
110
Active anti-theft system (if equipped)
111
Arming the system
112
Disarming the system
113
Triggering the anti-theft system
113
Seating and Safety Restraints
114
Front seating
114
Adjustable head restraints
114
Adjusting the manual seats (if equipped)
117
Four-way seat adjust (driver side only)
118
Adjusting the power seats (if equipped)
118
Using the power lumbar support (if equipped)
120
Heated seats (if equipped)
120
Rear seat entry/exit
121
Rear seats
121
Non-adjustable head restraints
121
2nd seat/split-folding rear seat
122
Safety restraints
123
Personal Safety System™
123
How does the Personal Safety System™ work?
123
Driver and passenger dual-stage airbag supplemental restraints
124
Front crash severity sensor
124
Driver’s seat position sensor
124
Front passenger sensing system
124
Front safety belt usage sensors
125
Front safety belt pretensioners
125
Front safety belt energy management retractors
125
Determining if the Personal Safety System is operational
126
Safety restraints precautions
126
Combination lap and shoulder belts
127
Restraint of pregnant women
129
Safety belt locking modes
129
Energy management feature
131
Safety belt pretensioner
131
Safety belt extension assembly
131
Safety belt warning light and indicator chime
132
Conditions of operation
132
Belt-Minder
132
Deactivating/activating the Belt-Minder feature
135
AIRBAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS)
137
Important SRS precautions
137
Children and airbags
139
How does the airbag supplemental restraint system work?
139
Front passenger sensing system
141
Seat-mounted side airbag system
145
How does the side airbag system work?
146
Determining if the system is operational
148
SOS Post-Crash Alert System™
148
Disposal of airbags and airbag equipped vehicles
148
Safety restraints for children
149
Important child restraint precautions
149
Recommendations for attaching child safety restraints for children
151
Transporting children
152
Safety seats for children
153
Infant and/or toddler seats
153
Installing child safety seats with combination lap and shoulder belts
154
Attaching child safety seats with LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) attachments
157
Combining safety belt and LATCH lower anchors for attaching child safety seats
159
Attaching child safety seats with tether straps
159
For Coupe only:
160
For Convertible only:
161
Child booster seats
163
When children should use booster seats
164
Types of booster seats
164
The importance of shoulder belts
166
Child restraint and safety belt maintenance
166
Tires, Wheels and Loading
168
INFORMATION ABOUT UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADING
168
Treadwear
168
Traction AA A B C
168
Temperature A B C
169
Tires
169
Glossary of tire terminology
169
Inflating your tires
170
Tire care
172
Inspecting your tires and wheel valve stems
172
Tire wear
173
Damage
173
U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number (TIN)
174
Tire replacement requirements
174
Safety practices
175
Highway hazards
176
Tire and wheel alignment
176
Tire rotation
176
Information contained on the tire sidewall
177
Information on “P” type tires
178
Additional information contained on the tire sidewall for “LT” type tires
181
Information on “T” type tires
182
Location of the tire label
182
Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
183
Changing tires with TPMS
184
Understanding your tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
184
When your temporary spare tire is installed
184
When you believe your system is not operating properly
185
When inflating your tires
186
How temperature affects your tire pressure
186
Snow tires and chains
187
Summer tires
188
Vehicle loading – with and without a trailer
188
Trailer towing
195
Preparing to tow
195
Hitches
195
Safety chains
196
Trailer brakes
196
Trailer lamps
196
Driving while you tow
196
Servicing after towing
197
Trailer towing tips
197
Recreational towing
197
Driving
198
Starting
198
Positions of the ignition
198
Preparing to start your vehicle
198
Important safety precautions
199
Starting the engine
201
Guarding against exhaust fumes
201
Important ventilating information
201
Engine block heater (if equipped)
202
Brakes
203
Four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
204
Using ABS
204
ABS warning lamp
204
Parking brake
204
AdvanceTrac stability enhancement system
205
Steering
210
Traction-Lok™ axle (if equipped)
210
Brake-shift interlock
210
Automatic transmission operation (if equipped)
212
Driving with a 6–speed automatic transmission
212
If your vehicle gets stuck in mud or snow
214
Manual transmission operation (if equipped)
214
Using the clutch
214
Recommended shift speeds
215
Skip Shift (if equipped) (V8 engines only)
216
Reverse
216
Parking your vehicle
217
Rearview camera system (if equipped)
217
Blind spot mirrors
220
Driving through water
221
Roadside Emergencies
222
Roadside Assistance
222
Getting roadside assistance
222
Using roadside assistance
223
Hazard flasher control
223
Fuel Pump Shut-off
223
Fuses and relays
224
Fuses
224
Standard fuse amperage rating and color
225
Passenger compartment fuse panel
225
Power distribution box
228
Auxiliary relay with heated seats (if equipped)
231
Changing the tires
232
Dissimilar spare tire/wheel information
232
Stopping and securing the vehicle
234
Tire change procedure
234
Temporary Mobility Kit (if equipped)
237
General information
238
Tips for use of the temporary mobility kit
239
What to do when a tire is punctured
240
First stage: Reinflating the tire with sealing compound and air
240
Second stage: Checking tire pressure
242
What to do after the tire has been sealed
243
Wheel lug nut torque specifications
246
Running out of fuel
247
Jump starting
247
Preparing your vehicle
247
Connecting the jumper cables
248
Jump starting
249
Removing the jumper cables
249
Wrecker towing
250
Emergency towing
251
Customer Assistance
252
GETTING THE SERVICES YOU NEED
252
Away from home
252
Additional assistance
253
In California (U.S. only)
254
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) Auto Line Program (U.S. only)
255
Utilizing The Mediation/Arbitration Program (Canada only)
256
GETTING ASSISTANCE OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND CANADA
256
ORDERING ADDITIONAL OWNER’S LITERATURE
258
Obtaining a French Owner’s Guide
258
Reporting safety defects (U.S. only)
258
Reporting safety defects (Canada only)
259
Cleaning
260
Washing the exterior
260
Waxing
261
Paint chips
261
Aluminum wheels and wheel covers
261
Engine
262
3.7L V6 engine
262
5.0L V8 engine
263
Plastic (non-painted) exterior parts
263
Windows and wiper blades
263
Convertible top and padded molding
264
Instrument panel/Interior trim and cluster lens
264
Interior
265
Leather seats (if equipped, except for the King Ranch edition)
266
Leather seats for the King Ranch edition only (if equipped)
266
Underbody
267
Ford and Lincoln Mercury car care products
268
Maintenance and Specifications
269
Service recommendations
269
Precautions when servicing your vehicle
269
Working with the engine off
269
Working with the engine on
269
Opening the hood
270
Identifying components in the engine compartment
271
3.7L V6 engine
271
5.0L V8 engine
272
Windshield washer fluid
273
Changing the wiper blades
274
Engine oil
274
Checking the engine oil
274
Adding engine oil
276
Engine oil and filter recommendations
276
Use SAE 5W-20 engine oil
277
Battery
277
Engine coolant
280
Checking engine coolant
280
Adding engine coolant
281
Recycled engine coolant
283
Coolant refill capacity
283
Severe climates
283
What you should know about fail-safe cooling
284
How fail-safe cooling works
284
When fail-safe mode is activated
284
Fuel Filter
285
What you should know about automotive fuels
285
Important safety precautions
285
Refueling
287
Easy Fuel™ “no cap” fuel system
287
Choosing the right fuel
289
Octane recommendations
289
Octane recommendations (5.0L V8 engine)
290
Fuel quality
290
Cleaner air
290
Running out of fuel
290
Refilling with a portable fuel container
291
Essentials of good fuel economy
292
Measuring techniques
292
Filling the tank
292
Calculating fuel economy
293
Driving style — good driving and fuel economy habits
293
Habits
293
Maintenance
294
Conditions
294
Emission control system
295
On-board diagnostics (OBD-II)
296
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) testing
297
Brake/clutch fluid
298
Transmission fluid
298
Checking automatic transmission fluid
298
Checking and adding manual transmission fluid (if equipped)
299
Air filter
300
Changing the air filter element
300
Vehicle storage
301
Motorcraft part numbers
303
Maintenance product specifications and capacities
304
Engine data
308
Engine drivebelt routing
308
Identifying your vehicle
309
Safety Compliance Certification Label
309
Vehicle identification number (VIN)
310
Transmission code designations
311
Accessories
312
Ford Custom Accessories for your vehicle
312
Exterior style
312
Interior style
312
Lifestyle
313
Peace of mind
313
Ford Extended Service Plan
315
Ford ESP Extended Service Plans (U.S. Only)
315
Ford ESP Extended Service Plans (Canada Only)
318
Scheduled Maintenance Guide
319
General maintenance information
319
Why maintain your vehicle?
319
Protecting your investment
319
Oil, fluids and flushing
320
Genuine Ford parts and service
320
Convenience
321
Factory-trained technicians
321
Genuine Ford and Motorcraft replacement parts
321
Value shopping for your vehicle’s maintenance needs
321
Which maintenance schedule should you follow?
321
Owner checks and services
321
Multi-point inspection
322
Normal Scheduled Maintenance and Log
325
Maintenance schedule log
329
Special operating conditions
332
Special operating condition log
335
Exceptions
337
Coolant change record
338
Engine coolant change log
339
Index
340

FAQ about the 2011 Ford Mustang Manual

What contains the 2011 Mustang manual?

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

  • Maintenance for your Ford Mustang, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage

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