2011 Ford Transit Owner's Manual

2011 Ford Transit owners manual
Year:
2011
Make:
Ford
Model:
Transit
Rating:
(7)

Online manual

Size:
2.23 MB

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
1
Introduction
4
Congratulations
4
Safety and Environment Protection
5
Warning symbols in this guide
5
Warning symbols on your vehicle
5
Protecting the environment
5
Perchlorate material
6
Breaking-in your vehicle
6
Special Notices
6
New Vehicle Limited Warranty
6
Special instructions
6
Transit Connect Electric vehicles
7
Notice to owners of pickup trucks and utility type vehicles
7
Using your vehicle as an ambulance
7
Data Recording
7
Service Data Recording
7
Event Data Recording
8
Vehicle Modification Data Recording
9
Cell phone use
10
Export unique (Non–United States/Canada) vehicle specific information
11
Instrument Cluster
14
Warning lights and chimes
14
Electric vehicles
18
Gauges
19
Entertainment Systems
22
Audio systems
22
AM/FM stereo (if equipped)
22
AM/FM Radio
22
AM/FM stereo with single CD (if equipped)
23
Setting the clock
24
AM/FM radio
24
CD player
24
Sound Adjustments
24
Extra Features
25
Auxiliary input jack (Line in)
25
Bluetooth hands-free system (if equipped)
27
Phone compatibility
28
Getting started
28
Pairing (bonding) your phone
28
Voice recognition
29
Microphone
30
Voice commands
30
Phone features
32
Making a call using voice commands
33
Making a call using your phone book entries
33
Ending a call
33
Answering an incoming call
33
Answering a second incoming call
34
Redialing a number
34
Changing the active phone
34
Deleting a phone
35
General audio information
35
Climate Controls
38
Manual heating and air conditioning system
38
Operating tips
39
Electric vehicles
40
Auxiliary climate control (if equipped)
40
Rear window defroster (if equipped) / Heated mirrors (if equipped)
41
Heated Windshield Control (if equipped)
42
Lights
43
Headlamp Control
43
Front fog lamps (if equipped)
43
Rear fog lamp
43
High beams
44
Flash-to-pass
44
Daytime running lamps (DRL) (if equipped)
44
PANEL DIMMER CONTROL
45
Aiming the headlamps
45
Vertical aim adjustment
45
TURN SIGNAL CONTROL
46
Interior Lamps
47
Dome lamp
47
Reading lamps (if equipped)
47
Approach lamps (if equipped)
47
Bulb Replacement
47
Lamp assembly condensation
47
Using the right bulbs
48
Replacing interior bulbs
48
Replacing front dome lamps
49
Replacing rear dome lamps
49
Replacing reading bulbs
50
Replacing exterior bulbs
50
Replacing headlamp bulbs
50
Replacing front parking lamp bulbs
51
Replacing front turn signal bulbs
51
Replacing front fog lamp bulbs (if equipped)
52
Replacing tail/brake/rear fog/backup lamps and turn signal bulbs
52
Replacing front and rear side marker bulbs
54
Replacing side repeater bulbs
54
Replacing high-mount brake lamp bulbs
55
Replacing license plate lamp bulbs
55
Driver Controls
56
Windshield Wipers
56
Rear window wiper/washer (if equipped)
56
Tilt and telescope steering column
57
Center console
57
Overhead storage shelf
58
Auxiliary power points (12V DC)
58
Power Windows (if equipped)
59
One-touch down
59
Interior mirror
59
Automatic dimming interior rear view mirror (if equipped)
60
Exterior Mirrors
60
Power side view mirrors (if equipped)
60
Fold-away mirrors
61
Blind spot mirrors
61
Speed control (if equipped)
61
Using speed control
61
Setting speed control
61
Disengaging speed control
62
Resuming a set speed
62
Increasing speed while using speed control
62
Reducing speed while using speed control
62
Turning off speed control
62
STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS (IF EQUIPPED)
63
Positive Retention Floor Mat
64
Dual rear doors
65
Locks and Security
68
Keys
68
Central unlocking/locking
68
Childproof door locks
68
Opening the sliding door
69
Remote entry system (if equipped)
69
Two-step door unlocking
70
One-step door unlocking
70
Switching from two-step to one-step door unlocking
70
Unlocking cargo doors
71
Locking the doors
71
Replacing the battery
71
Replacing lost remote entry transmitters
72
How to reprogram your remote entry transmitters
72
Illuminated entry
73
Securilock passive anti-theft system (if equipped)
74
Anti-theft indicator
74
Automatic arming
75
Automatic disarming
75
Replacement keys
75
Programming spare keys
75
Seating and Safety Restraints
77
Front seats
77
Adjustable head restraints
77
Adjusting the front manual seat
80
Using the manual lumbar support
81
Using the armrest (if equipped)
81
Rear seats
81
Second row adjustable head restraints
81
Folding down the rear seat
84
Returning the seat to the upright position
86
Safety restraints
87
Personal Safety System™
87
How does the Personal Safety System work?
87
Driver and passenger dual-stage airbag supplemental restraints
88
Front crash severity sensors
88
Driver’s seat position sensor
88
Front passenger sensing system
88
Front safety belt usage sensors
89
Front outboard safety belt pretensioners
89
Front outboard safety belt energy management retractors
90
Determining if the Personal Safety System is operational
90
Safety restraints precautions
90
Combination lap and shoulder belts
92
Restraint of pregnant women
92
Safety belt locking modes
93
Safety belt pretensioner
94
Safety belt extension assembly
95
Front safety belt height adjustment
95
Safety belt warning light and indicator chime
96
Conditions of operation
96
Belt-Minder
96
Deactivating/activating the Belt-Minder feature
99
AIRBAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS)
100
Important SRS precautions
100
Children and airbags
102
How does the airbag supplemental restraint system work?
102
Front passenger sensing system
104
Determining if the system is operational
108
Seat-mounted side airbag system
109
How does the side airbag system work?
110
Determining if the system is operational
111
Disposal of airbags and airbag equipped vehicles (including pretensioners)
111
Safety restraints for children
111
Important child restraint precautions
112
Recommendations for attaching child safety restraints for children
114
Transporting children
115
Safety seats for children
116
Infant and/or toddler seats
116
Installing child safety seats with combination lap and shoulder belts
117
Attaching child safety seats with LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) attachments
120
Combining safety belt and LATCH lower anchors for attaching child safety seats
122
Combining LATCH lower anchors with tethers for attaching child safety seats (5-Passenger Taxi only)
122
Attaching child safety seats with tether straps
123
Child booster seats
126
When children should use booster seats
127
Types of booster seats
128
The importance of shoulder belts
129
Child restraint and safety belt maintenance
130
Tires, Wheels and Loading
131
Notice to utility vehicle and truck owners
131
Vehicle characteristics
132
How your vehicle differs from other vehicles
132
Information about uniform tire quality grading
133
Treadwear
133
Traction AA A B C
133
Temperature A B C
134
Tires
134
Glossary of tire terminology
134
Inflating your tires
135
Electric vehicles
137
Tire care
137
Inspecting your tires and wheel valve stems
137
Tire wear
138
Damage
138
U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number (TIN)
139
Tire replacement requirements
139
Safety practices
141
Highway hazards
141
Tire and wheel alignment
141
Tire rotation
142
Information contained on the tire sidewall
142
Information on “P” type tires
143
Additional information contained on the tire sidewall for “LT” type tires
146
Information on “T” type tires
147
Location of the tire label
147
Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
148
Changing tires with a TPMS
149
Understanding your tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
149
When your temporary spare tire is installed
150
When you believe your system is not operating properly
150
When inflating your tires
152
How temperature affects your tire pressure
152
TPMS reset procedure
153
Overview
153
Performing the TPMS reset procedure
153
Snow tires and chains
155
Vehicle loading
156
Special loading instructions for owners of pick-up trucks and utility-type vehicles
161
Trailer towing
162
Recreational towing
162
Driving
163
Starting
163
Electric vehicles
163
Positions of the ignition
163
Preparing to start your vehicle
163
Important safety precautions
164
Starting the engine
165
Guarding against exhaust fumes
166
Important ventilating information
166
Engine block heater (if equipped)
166
Brakes
168
Four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
168
Using ABS
168
ABS warning lamp
169
Parking brake
169
AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control™ (RSC) stability enhancement system
170
Steering
173
Preparing to drive
174
Vehicle stability and handling
174
Emergency maneuvers
175
Brake-shift interlock
176
Automatic transmission operation
177
Electric vehicles
177
Understanding the gearshift positions of the 4–speed automatic transmission
177
Reverse sensing system (if equipped)
179
Rearview camera system (if equipped)
181
Blind spot mirrors
182
Driving through water
183
Electric vehicles
184
Roadside Emergencies
185
Roadside Assistance
185
Vehicles sold in the U.S. : Getting roadside assistance
185
Vehicles sold in the U.S. : Using roadside assistance
185
Vehicles sold in Canada : Getting roadside assistance
186
Vehicles sold in Canada : Using roadside assistance
186
Hazard flasher control
186
Fuel pump shut-off switch
186
Electric vehicles
187
Fuses and relays
187
Electric vehicles
187
Fuses
187
Standard fuse amperage rating and color
188
Passenger compartment fuse panel
189
Power distribution box
192
Changing the tires
195
Dissimilar spare tire/wheel information
196
Stopping and securing the vehicle
198
Removing the spare tire
198
Electric vehicles
199
Tire change procedure
199
Electric vehicles
201
Stowing the flat/spare tire
202
Wheel lug nut torque specifications
202
Jump starting
203
Electric vehicles
203
Preparing your vehicle
204
Connecting the jumper cables
204
Jump starting
205
Removing the jumper cables
206
Wrecker towing
207
Electric vehicles
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)
215
Reporting safety defects (Canada only)
216
Cleaning
217
Washing the exterior
217
Waxing
218
Paint chips
218
Aluminum wheels and wheel covers
218
Engine
219
Electric vehicles
219
Plastic (non-painted) exterior parts
219
Windows and wiper blades
220
Instrument panel/Interior trim and cluster lens
220
Interior
221
Leather seats (if equipped, except for the King Ranch edition)
222
Leather seats for the King Ranch edition only (if equipped)
222
Underbody
223
Electric vehicles
223
Ford and Lincoln car care products
224
Maintenance and Specifications
225
Service recommendations
225
Electric vehicles
225
Precautions when servicing your vehicle
225
Working with the engine off
225
Working with the engine on
225
Opening the hood
226
Identifying components in the engine compartment
227
Windshield washer fluid
228
Changing the wiper blades
228
Rear window wiper blades (if equipped)
229
Engine oil
229
Checking the engine oil
229
Adding engine oil
230
Engine oil and filter recommendations
230
Use SAE 5W-20 engine oil
230
Battery
231
Engine coolant
233
Electric vehicles
233
Checking engine coolant
233
Adding engine coolant
234
Recycled engine coolant
236
Coolant refill capacity
236
Severe climates
236
What you should know about fail-safe cooling (if equipped)
237
How fail-safe cooling works
237
When fail-safe mode is activated
238
Fuel Filter
238
What you should know about automotive fuels
239
Important safety precautions
239
Refueling
240
Fuel filler cap
241
Choosing the right fuel
242
Octane recommendations
242
Fuel quality
242
Cleaner air
243
Running out of fuel
243
Essentials of good fuel economy
243
Measuring techniques
243
Filling the tank
244
Calculating fuel economy
244
Driving style — good driving and fuel economy habits
245
Habits
245
Maintenance
246
Conditions
246
Emission control system
246
On-board diagnostics (OBD-II)
247
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) testing
248
Power steering fluid
250
Electric vehicles
250
Brake fluid
250
Transmission fluid
251
Electric vehicles
251
Checking automatic transmission fluid
251
Low fluid level
252
Correct fluid level
252
High fluid level
252
Adjusting automatic transmission fluid levels
252
Air filter
253
Changing the air filter element
253
Vehicle storage
254
Electric vehicles
256
Motorcraft part numbers
256
Maintenance product specifications and capacities
257
Engine data
259
Engine drivebelt routing
260
Identifying your vehicle
260
Safety Compliance Certification Label
260
Vehicle identification number (VIN)
261
Electric vehicles
261
Transmission code designations
262
Accessories
263
Ford Custom Accessories for your vehicle
263
Exterior style
263
Interior style
263
Lifestyle
263
Peace of mind
263
Ford Extended Service Plan
265
Ford ESP Extended Service Plans (U.S. Only)
265
Ford ESP Extended Service Plans (Canada Only)
268
Scheduled Maintenance
269
General maintenance information
269
Electric vehicles
269
Why maintain your vehicle?
269
Protecting your investment
269
Oils, fluids and flushing
270
Genuine Ford parts and service
270
Convenience
270
Factory-trained technicians
270
Genuine Ford and Motorcraft replacement parts
271
Value shopping for your vehicle’s maintenance needs
271
Owner checks and services
271
Multi-point inspection
272
Normal scheduled maintenance and log
274
Maintenance schedule log
278
Special operating conditions
281
Special operating condition log
285
Exceptions
287
Engine coolant change record
288
Engine coolant change log
289
Index
290

FAQ about the 2011 Ford Transit Manual

What contains the 2011 Transit manual?

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

  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Best practice for driving your Ford Transit
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity

Where to download the 2011 Ford Transit Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Ford Transit year 2011 free?

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

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