2011 Ford Taurus Owner's Manual

2011 Ford Taurus owners manual
Year:
2011
Make:
Ford
Model:
Taurus
Rating:
(9)

Online manual

Size:
2.7 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
19
Info
19
System check and vehicle feature customization
21
System warnings
24
Entertainment Systems
32
Audio systems
32
AM/FM CD/MP3 satellite compatible sound system
32
Setting the clock
33
AM/FM Radio
33
RDS Radio
34
CD/MP3 Player
35
Satellite Radio (if equipped)
37
Sound Adjustments
40
Extra Features
41
Auxiliary input jack (Line in)
41
USB port (if equipped)
43
General audio information
44
Satellite radio information (if equipped)
47
Navigation system (if equipped)
50
SYNC (if equipped)
50
Climate Controls
51
Manual heating and air conditioning system (if equipped)
51
Operating tips
52
Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control (if equipped)
54
Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control (navigation based – if equipped)
56
Touchscreen functions
58
Voice commands in climate mode
59
Operating tips
59
Rear window defroster
60
Cabin air filter
61
Lights
62
Headlamp Control
62
Autolamp control
62
Autolamps - programmable exit delay
62
High beams
63
Auto high beams (if equipped)
63
Flash-to-pass
66
Daytime running lamps (DRL) (if equipped)
66
PANEL DIMMER CONTROL
67
Aiming the headlamps
67
Vertical aim adjustment
67
TURN SIGNAL CONTROL
68
Interior Lamps
69
Front row map lamps
69
Ambient lighting (if equipped)
69
Bulb Replacement
70
Lamp assembly condensation
70
Using the right bulbs
70
Replacing interior bulbs
71
Replacing exterior bulbs
71
Replacing headlamp (low/high beam) bulbs
71
Replacing HID headlamp bulbs (if equipped)
72
Replacing front parking lamp/turn signal/sidemarker bulbs
72
Replacing rear brake/tail/turn and sidemarker lamp bulbs
73
Replacing backup lamp bulbs
74
Replacing high-mount brake lamp bulbs
75
Replacing license plate lamp bulbs
75
Replacing supplemental park lamp bulbs
75
Driver Controls
76
Multi-function lever
76
Windshield wiper rainlamp feature
77
Tilt/Telescope Steering Wheel
77
Illuminated visor mirror
78
Overhead console
78
Storage compartment
78
Electronic compass (if equipped)
79
Compass zone adjustment
79
Compass calibration adjustment
80
Center Console
81
Auxiliary Power Point (12V DC)
82
Power Windows
83
One-touch up or down
83
Global open windows (if equipped)
83
Bounce-Back (one-touch up or down windows only)
84
Security override
84
Window lock
84
Accessory delay
84
Interior mirror
85
Automatic dimming interior rear view mirror (if equipped)
85
Exterior Mirrors
85
Power side view mirrors
85
Heated outside mirrors (if equipped)
86
Fold-away mirrors
86
Blind spot mirrors (if equipped)
86
Power Adjustable Foot Pedals (if equipped)
87
Speed control
87
Using speed control
88
Setting speed control
88
Disengaging speed control
88
Resuming a set speed
88
Increasing speed while using speed control
89
Reducing speed while using speed control
89
Turning off speed control
89
ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL (ACC) (IF EQUIPPED)
89
Setting adaptive cruise control
90
Setting the gap distance
92
Disengaging adaptive cruise control
93
Overriding adaptive cruise control
93
Changing the set speed
93
Resuming the set speed
94
Low speed automatic cancellation
94
Hilly condition usage
94
Turning off cruise control
95
Detection issues
95
ACC not available
96
Blocked sensor
97
STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS (IF EQUIPPED)
98
Radio control features
98
Moon roof (if equipped)
99
Power rear sunshade (if equipped)
101
Universal garage door opener (if equipped)
101
HomeLink Wireless Control System (if equipped)
101
Programming
102
Gate Operator & Canadian Programming
103
Operating the HomeLink Wireless Control System
104
Erasing HomeLink buttons
104
Reprogramming a single HomeLink button
105
Positive Retention Floor Mat
105
Trunk release
105
Cargo Area Features
106
Cargo net (if equipped)
106
Locks and Security
107
Keys
107
Intelligent Access Key (IA key) (if equipped)
108
MyKey
109
Power door locks
115
Smart unlocks
115
Smart unlocks for intelligent access keys (IA key) (if equipped)
115
Central unlocking/Two-stage unlocking for intelligent access keys (if equipped)
116
Autolock feature (if enabled)
116
Deactivating/activating autolock feature
116
Power door lock switch autolock enable/disable procedure
117
Autounlock feature (if enabled)
117
Deactivating/activating autounlock feature
118
Power door lock switch autounlock enable/disable procedure
118
Childproof door locks
119
Interior luggage compartment release
119
Remote entry system
121
Intelligent access (if equipped)
122
Unlocking the doors/two stage unlock
122
Opening front windows and moon roof (if equipped)
123
Locking the doors
123
Car finder
123
Sounding a panic alarm
123
Opening the trunk
124
Memory feature (seat, mirrors and adjustable pedals) (if equipped)
124
Programming the memory feature to the transmitter
124
Deprogramming the memory feature from the transmitter
125
Replacing the battery
125
Replacing lost integrated keyhead transmitters (IKTs) or intelligent access keys (IA keys)
127
How to reprogram your integrated keyhead transmitters (IKTs) or intelligent access keys (IA keys)
127
Illuminated entry
127
Illuminated exit
128
Battery saver
128
Accessory mode battery saver for intelligent access keys with push button start (if equipped)
128
SecuriCode™ keyless entry system
129
Programming a personal entry code and keypad association to memory seats, mirrors and adjustable pedals (if equipped)
129
Erasing personal code
130
Anti-scan feature
130
Unlocking and locking the doors using keyless entry
130
Securilock passive anti-theft system
131
Anti-theft indicator
132
Automatic arming
132
Automatic disarming
132
Replacement of integrated keyhead transmitters (IKT) or intelligent access keys
132
Programming spare keys
133
Perimeter alarm system
136
Arming the system
136
Seating and Safety Restraints
138
Front seats
138
Adjustable head restraints
138
Adjusting the front manual seat (if equipped)
141
Using the manual lumbar support (if equipped)
142
Adjusting the front power seat
142
Using the power lumbar support (if equipped)
144
Multi-contour Active Motion™ seat (if equipped)
145
Dual setting heated seats (if equipped)
146
Three-position heated and cooled seats (if equipped)
147
Climate controlled seats air filter replacement
148
Memory seats/power mirrors/adjustable pedals (if equipped)
150
Easy entry/exit feature (if equipped)
151
Rear seats
151
Non-adjustable second-row outboard head restraints
151
Adjustable second row center head restraint
152
Split-folding rear seat
155
Seat-mounted cup holders and armrest storage compartment (if equipped)
156
Rear heated seats (if equipped)
156
Safety restraints
157
Personal Safety System™
157
How does the Personal Safety System work?
158
Driver and passenger dual-stage airbag supplemental restraints
158
Front crash severity sensor
158
Driver’s seat position sensor
159
Front passenger sensing system
159
Front safety belt usage sensors
159
Front safety belt pretensioners
160
Front safety belt energy management retractors
160
Determining if the Personal Safety System is operational
160
Safety restraints precautions
160
Combination lap and shoulder belts
162
Restraint of pregnant women
162
Safety belt locking modes
163
Energy management feature — front outboard
164
Safety belt pretensioner
165
Safety belt extension assembly
165
Safety belt height adjustment
166
Safety belt warning light and indicator chime
166
Conditions of operation
166
Belt-Minder
167
Deactivating/activating the Belt-Minder feature
169
AIRBAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS)
171
Important supplemental restraint system precautions
172
Children and airbags
173
How does the airbag supplemental restraint system work?
174
Front passenger sensing system
175
Determining if the system is operational
180
Seat-mounted side airbag system
180
How does the side airbag system work?
181
Safety Canopy System
182
How does the Safety Canopy System work?
183
Determining if the system is operational
185
SOS Post-Crash Alert System™
185
Disposal of airbags and airbag equipped vehicles
186
Safety restraints for children
186
Important child restraint precautions
186
Recommendations for attaching child safety restraints for children
188
Transporting children
189
Safety seats for children
190
Infant and/or toddler seats
190
Installing child safety seats with combination lap and shoulder belts
190
Attaching child safety seats with LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) attachments
194
Combining safety belt and LATCH lower anchors for attaching child safety seats
196
Attaching child safety seats with tether straps
196
Child booster seats
198
When children should use booster seats
199
Types of booster seats
200
The importance of shoulder belts
202
Child restraint and safety belt maintenance
202
Tires, Wheels and Loading
204
Information about uniform tire quality grading
204
Treadwear
204
Traction AA A B C
204
Temperature A B C
205
Tires
205
Glossary of tire terminology
205
Inflating your tires
206
Tire care
208
Inspecting your tires and wheel valve stems
208
Tire wear
209
Damage
209
U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number (TIN)
210
Tire replacement requirements
210
Safety practices
212
Highway hazards
212
Tire and wheel alignment
212
Tire rotation
213
Information contained on the tire sidewall
214
Information on “P” type tires
214
Additional information contained on the tire sidewall for “LT” type tires
217
Information on “T” type tires
218
Location of the tire label
218
Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
219
Changing tires with a TPMS
220
Understanding your tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
221
When your temporary spare tire is installed
221
When you believe your system is not operating properly
222
When inflating your tires
223
How temperature affects your tire pressure
223
Snow tires and chains
224
Summer tires
225
Vehicle loading – with and without a trailer
225
Trailer towing
232
Preparing to tow
233
Hitches
233
Safety chains
233
Trailer brakes
233
Trailer lamps
234
Driving while you tow
234
Trailer towing tips
234
Recreational towing
235
Driving
236
Starting
236
Positions of the ignition (if equipped)
236
Starting your vehicle
236
Important safety precautions
237
Starting the engine
238
Push button start system (if equipped)
239
Guarding against exhaust fumes
241
Important ventilating information
242
Engine block heater (if equipped)
242
Brakes
243
Four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
244
Using ABS
244
Brake assist
244
ABS warning lamp
244
Brake over accelerator
245
Parking brake
245
AdvanceTrac stability enhancement system
246
Steering
251
Brake-shift interlock
252
Automatic transmission operation
254
Automatic transmission adaptive learning
254
Understanding the gearshift positions of the 6–speed automatic transmission with transmission control switch (if equipped)
254
Understanding the gearshift positions of the 6–speed with SelectShift Automatic™ transmission (SST) (if equipped)
256
Paddle shifters
258
Reverse sensing system (if equipped)
259
Rearview camera system (if equipped)
261
Collision warning system (if equipped)
264
Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with Cross Traffic Alert (CTA) (if equipped)
267
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system (if equipped)
273
Driving on slippery surfaces with AWD vehicles
274
Basic operating principles
274
If your vehicle goes off the edge of the pavement
274
If your vehicle gets stuck
275
Emergency maneuvers
275
AWD Systems (if equipped)
276
Sand
276
Mud and water
276
Driving on hilly or sloping terrain
277
Driving on snow and ice
278
Maintenance and modifications
279
Driving through water
279
Roadside Emergencies
280
Roadside Assistance
280
Vehicles sold in the U.S. : Getting roadside assistance
280
Vehicles sold in the U.S. : Using roadside assistance
280
Vehicles sold in Canada : Getting roadside assistance
281
Vehicles sold in Canada : Using roadside assistance
281
Hazard flasher control
281
Fuel Pump Shut-off
282
Fuses and relays
282
Fuses
282
Standard fuse amperage rating and color
283
Passenger compartment fuse panel
284
Power distribution box
287
Changing the tires
290
Dissimilar spare tire/wheel information
291
Stopping and securing the vehicle
293
Removing the spare tire and jack
293
Tire change procedure
293
Stowing the tire and jack
296
Temporary Mobility Kit (if equipped)
297
General information
298
Tips for use of the temporary mobility kit
299
What to do when a tire is punctured
300
First stage: Reinflating the tire with sealing compound and air
300
Second stage: Checking tire pressure
302
What to do after the tire has been sealed
303
Wheel lug nut torque specifications
306
Running out of fuel
307
Jump starting
307
Preparing your vehicle
307
Connecting the jumper cables
308
Jump starting
309
Removing the jumper cables
309
Wrecker towing
310
Emergency towing
311
Customer Assistance
312
GETTING THE SERVICES YOU NEED
312
Away from home
312
Additional assistance
313
In California (U.S. only)
314
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) Auto Line Program (U.S. only)
315
Utilizing The Mediation/Arbitration Program (Canada only)
316
GETTING ASSISTANCE OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND CANADA
316
ORDERING ADDITIONAL OWNER’S LITERATURE
318
Obtaining a French Owner’s Guide
318
Reporting safety defects (U.S. only)
319
Reporting safety defects (Canada only)
319
Cleaning
320
Washing the exterior
320
Waxing
321
Paint chips
321
Aluminum wheels and wheel covers
321
Engine
321
3.5L V6 engine
322
3.5L V6 SHO engine
323
Plastic (non-painted) exterior parts
323
Windows and wiper blades
323
Instrument panel/Interior trim and cluster lens
324
Interior
325
Leather seats (if equipped, except for the King Ranch edition)
326
Leather seats for the King Ranch edition only (if equipped)
326
Underbody
327
Ford and Lincoln car care products
328
Maintenance and Specifications
329
Service recommendations
329
Precautions when servicing your vehicle
329
Working with the engine off
329
Working with the engine on
329
Opening the hood
330
Identifying components in the engine compartment
331
3.5L V6 engine
331
3.5L V6 SHO engine
332
Windshield washer fluid
333
Changing the wiper blades
334
Engine oil
334
Checking the engine oil
334
Adding engine oil
335
Engine oil and filter recommendations
336
Use SAE 5W-20 engine oil
336
Use SAE 5W-30 engine oil
337
Battery
338
Engine coolant
340
Checking engine coolant
340
Adding engine coolant
341
Recycled engine coolant
343
Coolant refill capacity
343
Severe climates
343
What you should know about fail-safe cooling
344
How fail-safe cooling works
344
When fail-safe mode is activated
345
Fuel Filter
346
What you should know about automotive fuels
346
Important safety precautions
346
Refueling
348
Easy Fuel “no cap” fuel system
348
Choosing the right fuel
349
Octane recommendations
350
Fuel quality
350
Cleaner air
351
Running out of fuel
351
Refilling with a portable fuel container
351
Essentials of good fuel economy
352
Measuring techniques
352
Filling the tank
352
Calculating fuel economy
353
Driving style — good driving and fuel economy habits
354
Habits
354
Maintenance
354
Conditions
355
Emission control system
355
On-board diagnostics (OBD-II)
356
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) testing
357
Power steering fluid (except SHO engine)
358
Brake fluid
359
Transmission fluid
359
Checking automatic transmission fluid
359
Low fluid level
362
Correct fluid level
362
High fluid level
362
Adjusting automatic transmission fluid levels
363
Air filter
364
Changing the air filter element
364
Vehicle storage
365
Motorcraft part numbers
368
Maintenance product specifications and capacities
369
Engine data
372
Engine drivebelt routing
372
Identifying your vehicle
373
Safety Compliance Certification Label
373
Vehicle identification number (VIN)
374
Transmission code designations
375
Accessories
376
Ford Custom Accessories for your vehicle
376
Exterior style
376
Interior style
376
Lifestyle
376
Peace of mind
377
Ford Extended Service Plan
378
Ford ESP Extended Service Plans (U.S. Only)
378
Ford ESP Extended Service Plans (Canada Only)
381
Scheduled Maintenance
382
General maintenance information
382
Why maintain your vehicle?
382
Protecting your investment
382
Oils, fluids and flushing
383
Genuine Ford parts and service
383
Convenience
384
Factory-trained technicians
384
Genuine Ford and Motorcraft replacement parts
384
Value shopping for your vehicle’s maintenance needs
384
Owner checks and services
384
Multi-point inspection
386
Normal scheduled maintenance and log
388
Maintenance schedule log
391
Special operating conditions
394
Special operating condition log
397
Exceptions
399
Engine coolant change record
401
Engine coolant change log
401
Index
402

FAQ about the 2011 Ford Taurus Manual

What contains the 2011 Taurus manual?

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

  • Maintenance for your Ford Taurus, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • 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

Where to download the 2011 Ford Taurus Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Ford Taurus year 2011 free?

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The Ford Taurus (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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