2011 Ford Ranger Owner's Manual

2011 Ford Ranger owners manual
Year:
2011
Make:
Ford
Model:
Ranger
Rating:
(4)

Online manual

Size:
2.24 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
Using your vehicle as an ambulance
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
16
Entertainment Systems
19
Audio systems
19
AM/FM stereo (if equipped)
19
AM/FM stereo single CD/MP3 satellite compatible system (if equipped)
21
Auxiliary input jack (Line in)-(if equipped)
26
General audio information
28
Satellite radio information (if equipped)
32
Climate Controls
35
Heater only system (if equipped)
35
Operating tips
35
Manual heating and air conditioning system (if equipped)
36
Operating tips
36
Lights
38
Headlamp Control
38
Fog lamp control (if equipped)
38
High beams
38
Flash-to-pass
39
Daytime running lamps (DRL) (if equipped)
39
PANEL DIMMER CONTROL
39
Aiming the headlamps
40
Headlamp aim adjustment
40
TURN SIGNAL CONTROL
42
Interior Lamps
42
Courtesy/reading lamps (if equipped)
42
Bulb Replacement
42
Lamp assembly condensation
42
Using the right bulbs
43
Replacing interior bulbs
43
Replacing exterior bulbs
44
Replacing headlamp bulbs/front park bulbs/turn signal bulbs
44
Replacing front sidemarker bulbs
45
Replacing tail lamp/backup lamp bulbs
46
Replacing fog lamp bulbs (if equipped)
47
Replacing high-mount brake lamp bulb
47
Replacing license plate lamp bulbs
48
Driver Controls
49
Multi-function lever
49
Tilt Steering Wheel (if equipped)
50
Center console (if equipped)
50
Auxiliary power point (12V DC)
50
Power Windows (if equipped)
51
One-touch down
52
Interior mirror
52
Exterior Mirrors
52
Power side view mirrors (if equipped)
52
Fold-away mirrors
52
Speed control (if equipped)
53
Using speed control
53
Setting speed control
53
Disengaging speed control
54
Resuming a set speed
54
Increasing speed while using speed control
54
Reducing speed while using speed control
54
Turning off speed control
54
Positive Retention Floor Mat (if equipped)
55
Bedrails (if equipped)
55
Locks and Security
56
Keys
56
POWER DOOR LOCKS (IF EQUIPPED)
56
Remote entry system (if equipped)
56
Unlocking the doors
57
Locking the doors
57
Car finder
57
Sounding a panic alarm
57
Replacing the battery
58
Replacing lost remote entry transmitters
58
How to reprogram your remote entry transmitters
59
Illuminated entry
59
Securilock passive anti-theft system (if equipped)
60
Anti-theft indicator
61
Replacement keys
61
Programming spare keys
61
Seating and Safety Restraints
63
Front seats
63
Adjustable head restraints
63
Adjusting the front manual seat
66
60/40 seat (if equipped)
67
Passenger side rear access
68
Rear seats
68
Center facing jump seat (2–door SuperCab) (if equipped)
68
Center facing jump seat (4–door SuperCab) (if equipped)
68
Safety restraints
69
Personal Safety System™
69
How does the Personal Safety System work?
69
Driver and passenger dual-stage airbag supplemental restraints
70
Front crash severity sensor
70
Driver’s seat position sensor
70
Front passenger sensing system
70
Front safety belt usage sensors
71
Front outboard safety belt pretensioners
71
Front outboard safety belt energy management retractors
71
Determining if the Personal Safety System is operational
72
Safety restraints precautions
72
Combination lap and shoulder belts
73
Restraint of pregnant women
74
Lap belts
74
Adjusting the front center seat and rear center facing jump seat lap belts (if equipped)
74
Safety belt locking modes
75
Energy management feature
77
Safety belt pretensioner
77
Safety belt extension assembly
77
Front safety belt height adjustment
78
Safety belt warning light and indicator chime
78
Conditions of operation
79
Belt-Minder
79
One-time disable
82
Deactivating/activating the Belt-Minder feature
82
84
AIRBAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS)
84
Important supplemental restraint system (SRS) precautions
84
Children and airbags
86
How does the airbag supplemental restraint system work?
87
Front passenger sensing system
88
Determining if the system is operational
92
Seat-mounted side airbag system
92
How does the side airbag system work?
93
Determining if the system is operational
94
Disposal of airbags and airbag equipped vehicles (including pretensioners)
94
Safety restraints for children
95
Important child restraint precautions
95
Recommendations for attaching child safety restraints for children
97
Transporting children
98
Safety seats for children
99
Infant and/or toddler seats
99
Installing child safety seats with combination lap and shoulder belts
99
Installing child safety seats in the lap belt seating positions
103
Attaching child safety seats with LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) attachments
104
Attaching child safety seats with tether straps
104
Center seating location
107
Child booster seats
107
When children should use booster seats
108
Types of booster seats
109
The importance of shoulder belts
110
Child restraint and safety belt maintenance
111
Tires, Wheels and Loading
112
Notice to utility vehicle and truck owners
112
Vehicle characteristics
112
Four-wheel drive (4WD) system (if equipped)
112
How your vehicle differs from other vehicles
113
Information about uniform tire quality grading
114
Treadwear
115
Traction AA A B C
115
Temperature A B C
115
Tires
116
Glossary of tire terminology
116
Inflating your tires
117
Tire care
119
Inspecting your tires and wheel valve stems
119
Tire wear
119
Damage
119
U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number (TIN)
120
Tire replacement requirements
120
Safety practices
122
Highway hazards
122
Tire and wheel alignment
123
Tire rotation
123
Information contained on the tire sidewall
124
Information on “P” type tires
124
Additional information contained on the tire sidewall for “LT” type tires
127
Information on “T” type tires
128
Location of the tire label
128
Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
129
Changing tires with a TPMS
130
Understanding your tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
131
When your temporary spare tire is installed
131
When you believe your system is not operating properly
132
When inflating your tires
133
How temperature affects your tire pressure
133
Snow tires and chains
134
Vehicle loading – with and without a trailer
134
Special loading instructions for owners of pick-up trucks and utility-type vehicles
141
Trailer towing
141
Trailer tow connector
145
Preparing to tow
146
Hitches
146
Using a step bumper (if equipped)
146
Safety chains
147
Trailer brakes
147
Trailer lamps
147
Driving while you tow
147
Trailer towing tips
148
Launching or retrieving a boat
148
Recreational towing
149
Camper bodies
150
Driving
151
Starting
151
Positions of the ignition
151
Preparing to start your vehicle
151
Important safety precautions
152
Starting the engine
153
Guarding against exhaust fumes
154
Important ventilating information
154
Engine block heater (if equipped)
154
Brakes
156
Four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
156
Using ABS
157
ABS warning lamp
157
Parking brake
158
AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control™ (RSC) stability enhancement system
159
Steering
164
Limited-slip axle (if equipped)
164
Preparing to drive
165
Brake-shift interlock
165
Automatic transmission operation (if equipped)
167
Driving with a 5–speed automatic transmission (if equipped)
167
If your vehicle gets stuck in mud or snow
169
Manual transmission operation (if equipped)
169
Using the clutch
169
Recommended shift speeds
170
Reverse
171
Parking your vehicle
171
Removing the key
171
Four-wheel drive (4WD) operation (if equipped)
172
4WD system indicator lights
172
Using the electronic shift 4WD system
172
Shifting between 2H (2WD High) and 4H (4WD High)
173
Shifting to/from 4L (4WD Low)
173
Driving off-road with truck and utility vehicles
173
How your vehicle differs from other vehicles
173
Basic operating principles
174
If your vehicle goes off the edge of the pavement
174
If your vehicle gets stuck
175
Emergency maneuvers
175
4WD systems
176
Normal characteristics
176
Sand
176
Mud and water
176
Driving on hilly or sloping terrain
177
Driving on snow and ice
178
Maintenance and modifications
179
Driving through water
180
Roadside Emergencies
181
Roadside Assistance
181
Vehicles sold in the U.S. : Getting roadside assistance
181
Vehicles sold in the U.S. : Using roadside assistance
181
Vehicles sold in Canada : Getting roadside assistance
182
Vehicles sold in Canada : Using roadside assistance
182
Hazard Flasher Control
182
Fuel pump shut-off switch
183
Fuses and relays
183
Fuses
183
Standard fuse amperage rating and color
184
Passenger compartment fuse panel
184
Power distribution box
187
2.3L engine (if equipped)
188
4.0L engines (if equipped)
191
Changing the tires
193
Dissimilar spare tire/wheel information
194
Stopping and securing the vehicle
196
Location of the spare tire and tools
196
Removing the spare tire or spare tire and tether (if equipped)
197
Tire change procedure
199
Stowing the flat/spare tire
201
Wheel lug nut torque specifications
203
Jump starting
203
Preparing your vehicle
204
Connecting the jumper cables
204
Jump starting
205
Removing the jumper cables
206
Wrecker towing
207
Emergency towing
208
Customer Assistance
209
GETTING THE SERVICES YOU NEED
209
Away from home
209
Additional assistance
210
In California (U.S. only)
211
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) Auto Line Program (U.S. only)
212
Utilizing The Mediation/Arbitration Program (Canada only)
213
GETTING ASSISTANCE OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND CANADA
213
ORDERING ADDITIONAL OWNER’S LITERATURE
215
Obtaining a French Owner’s Guide
215
Reporting safety defects (U.S. only)
216
Reporting safety defects (Canada only)
216
Cleaning
217
Washing the exterior
217
Waxing
218
Paint chips
218
Aluminum wheels and wheel covers
218
Engine
218
2.3L I4 engine
219
4.0L V6 engine
220
Plastic (non-painted) exterior parts
220
Windows and wiper blades
220
Instrument panel/Interior trim and cluster lens
221
Interior
222
Leather seats (if equipped, except for the King Ranch edition)
222
Leather seats for the King Ranch edition only (if equipped)
223
Underbody
224
Ford and Lincoln car care products
224
Maintenance and Specifications
225
Service recommendations
225
Precautions when servicing your vehicle
225
Working with the engine off
225
Working with the engine on
226
Opening the hood
226
Identifying components in the engine compartment
227
2.3L I4 engine
227
4.0L V6 engine
228
Windshield washer fluid
229
Changing the wiper blades
230
Engine oil
230
Checking the engine oil
230
Adding engine oil
232
Engine oil recommendations
232
Use SAE 5W-20 engine oil
233
Use SAE 5W-30 engine oil
234
Battery
234
Engine coolant
237
Checking engine coolant
237
Adding engine coolant
239
Recycled engine coolant
241
Coolant refill capacity
241
Severe climates
241
Fuel Filter
242
What you should know about automotive fuels
242
Important safety precautions
242
Refueling
244
Fuel filler cap
245
Choosing the right fuel
246
Octane recommendations
246
Fuel quality
246
Cleaner air
247
Running out of fuel
247
Essentials of good fuel economy
247
Measuring techniques
247
Filling the tank
247
Calculating fuel economy
248
Driving style — good driving and fuel economy habits
249
Habits
249
Maintenance
249
Conditions
250
Emission control system
250
On-board diagnostics (OBD-II)
251
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) testing
252
Power steering fluid
253
Brake fluid
254
Clutch fluid (if equipped)
254
Transmission fluid
255
Checking automatic transmission fluid
255
Low fluid level
256
High fluid level
256
Checking and adding manual transmission fluid (if equipped)
256
Transfer case fluid (if equipped)
257
Driveline universal joint and slip yoke
258
Air filter
258
Vehicle storage
259
Motorcraft part numbers
262
Maintenance product specifications and capacities
263
Engine data
267
Engine drivebelt routing
267
Identifying your vehicle
269
Safety Compliance Certification Label
269
Vehicle identification number (VIN)
269
Transmission code designations
270
Accessories
271
Ford Custom Accessories for your vehicle
271
Exterior style
271
Interior style
271
Lifestyle
271
Peace of mind
272
Ford Extended Service Plan
273
Ford ESP Extended Service Plans (U.S. Only)
273
Ford ESP Extended Service Plans (Canada Only)
276
Scheduled Maintenance
277
General maintenance information
277
Why maintain your vehicle?
277
Protecting your investment
277
Oils, fluids and flushing
278
Genuine Ford parts and service
278
Convenience
278
Factory-trained technicians
278
Genuine Ford and Motorcraft replacement parts
278
Value shopping for your vehicle’s maintenance needs
278
Owner checks and services
279
Multi-point inspection
280
Normal scheduled maintenance and log
282
Maintenance schedule log
286
Special operating conditions
289
Special operating condition log
293
Exceptions
295
Engine coolant change record
296
Engine coolant change log
297
Index
298

FAQ about the 2011 Ford Ranger Manual

What contains the 2011 Ranger manual?

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

  • Best practice for driving your Ford Ranger
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Ford Ranger owners can do

Where to download the 2011 Ford Ranger Owners Manual?

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

Is the manual for the Ford Ranger year 2011 free?

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The Ford Ranger (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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