2011 Lincoln Mkz Owner's Manual

2011 Lincoln Mkz owners manual
Year:
2011
Make:
Lincoln
Model:
Mkz
Rating:
(3)

Online manual

Size:
4.24 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
4
Protecting the environment
5
Perchlorate material
5
Breaking-in your vehicle
5
Special Notices
5
New Vehicle Limited Warranty
5
Special instructions
6
Data Recording
6
Service Data Recording
6
Event Data Recording
6
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 (information menu)
19
System check and vehicle feature customization
20
System warnings
23
Entertainment Systems
28
Audio systems
28
AM/FM in-dash CD6/MP3 satellite compatible Lincoln premium sound/THX audio system
28
Setting the clock
29
AM/FM Radio
29
RDS Radio
29
Six Disc CD/MP3 Player
30
Satellite Radio
31
Sound Adjustments
34
Extra Features
35
Auxiliary input jack (Line in)
35
USB port
37
General audio information
38
Satellite radio information (if equipped)
39
Navigation system (if equipped)
43
SYNC
43
Climate Controls
44
Dual Automatic Temperature Control (DATC) system with heated and cooled seats
44
Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control with heated and cooled seats (navigation system based–if equipped)
47
Touchscreen functions
49
Voice commands in climate mode
50
Operating tips
50
Rear window defroster
51
Lights
52
Headlamp Control
52
Adaptive headlamps (if equipped)
52
Autolamp control
53
Autolamps - programmable exit delay
53
Fog lamp control
54
High beams
54
Flash-to-pass
54
Daytime running lamps (DRL) (if equipped)
54
PANEL DIMMER CONTROL
55
Aiming the headlamps
55
Vertical aim adjustment
55
TURN SIGNAL CONTROL
57
Interior Lamps
57
Dome lamps and map lamps
57
Ambient lighting (if equipped)
58
Bulb Replacement
59
Lamp assembly condensation
59
Using the right bulbs
59
Replacing interior bulbs
60
Replacing exterior bulbs
60
Replacing headlamp bulbs
61
Replacing HID headlamp bulbs (if equipped)
62
Replacing supplemental park bulbs
62
Replacing front parking lamp/turn signal bulb
63
Replacing stop/tail/turn and side marker bulbs
64
Replacing rear turn signal bulbs
64
Replacing backup lamp/supplemental tail lamp
65
Replacing high-mount brake lamp bulb
66
Replacing license plate lamp bulbs
66
Replacing fog lamp bulbs
66
Driver Controls
68
Multi-function lever
68
Windshield wiper rainlamp feature
69
Tilt/Telescope Steering Wheel
69
Illuminated visor mirror
70
Overhead console
70
Storage compartment
70
Electronic compass
71
Compass zone adjustment
71
Compass calibration adjustment
72
Center Console
73
Auxiliary Power Point (12V DC)
73
Power Windows
74
One-touch up or down (front windows only)
74
Global open windows
75
Bounce-back
75
Security override
75
Window lock
75
Accessory delay
75
Interior mirror
76
Automatic dimming interior rear view mirror
76
Exterior Mirrors
77
Power side view mirrors
77
Blind spot mirrors (if equipped)
77
Speed control
78
Using speed control
78
Setting speed control
78
Disengaging speed control
78
Resuming a set speed
79
Increasing speed while using speed control
79
Reducing speed while using speed control
79
Turning off speed control
79
STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS
80
Radio control features
80
MOON ROOF (IF EQUIPPED)
81
Universal garage door opener (if equipped)
83
Car2U Home Automation System (if equipped)
83
Types of garage door openers (rolling code and fixed code)
84
Rolling code programming
84
Fixed code programming
86
Erasing the Car2U Home Automation System buttons
87
FCC and RSS-210 Industry Canada Compliance
88
Positive Retention Floor Mat
88
Interior trunk control
88
Locks and Security
89
Keys
89
MyKey™
90
Power door locks
95
Smart locks
95
Autolock feature
95
Deactivating/activating autolock feature
96
Power door unlock/lock procedure
96
Keyless entry keypad procedure
97
Autounlock feature
97
Deactivating/activating autounlock feature
97
Power door unlock/lock procedure
98
Keyless entry keypad procedure
98
Childproof door locks
99
Interior luggage compartment release
99
Remote entry system
101
Unlocking the doors/two-stage unlock
101
Opening front windows and moon roof
102
Locking the doors
102
Car finder
102
Sounding a panic alarm
102
Opening the trunk
103
Memory feature
103
Activating the memory feature
103
Deactivating the memory feature
103
Replacing the battery
104
Replacing lost integrated keyhead transmitters (IKTs)
104
How to reprogram your integrated keyhead transmitters (IKTs)
104
Illuminated entry
104
Perimeter lamps illuminated entry
105
Deactivating/activating perimeter lamps illuminated entry
105
Illuminated exit
106
Battery saver
106
SecuriCode™ keyless entry system
107
Programming a personal entry code and keypad association to memory feature
107
Erasing personal code
108
Anti-scan feature
108
Unlocking and locking the doors using keyless entry
108
Securilock passive anti-theft system
108
Anti-theft indicator
109
Automatic arming
110
Automatic disarming
110
Replacement of integrated keyhead transmitters (IKT) and coded keys
110
Programming spare keys
110
Perimeter alarm system
112
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 front power seat
116
Power recline
118
Using the power lumbar support
118
Memory seat and mirrors
118
Heated and cooled seats
119
Climate controlled seats air filter replacement (if equipped)
120
Easy access/easy out feature
121
Rear seats
122
Second-row adjustable head restraints
122
Split-folding rear seatbacks
125
Seat-mounted cup holders and armrest storage compartment
127
Safety restraints
127
Personal Safety System™
127
How does the Personal Safety System work?
128
Driver and passenger dual-stage airbag supplemental restraints
128
Front crash severity sensor
128
Driver’s seat position sensor
128
Front passenger sensing system
129
Front safety belt usage sensors
129
Front safety belt pretensioners
129
Front safety belt energy management retractors
130
Determining if the Personal Safety System is operational
130
Safety belt precautions
130
Combination lap and shoulder belts
132
Restraint of pregnant women
132
Energy management feature — front outboard
133
Safety belt locking modes
133
Safety belt height adjustment
135
Safety belt pretensioner
135
Safety belt extension assembly
136
Safety belt warning light and indicator chime
136
Conditions of operation
136
Belt-Minder
137
One-time disable
140
Deactivating/activating the Belt-Minder feature
140
142
AIRBAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS)
142
Important supplemental restraint system precautions
142
Children and airbags
144
How does the safety belt pretensioner and airbag supplemental restraint system work?
144
Front passenger sensing system
146
Determining if the system is operational
150
Seat-mounted side airbag system
151
How does the side airbag system work?
152
Determining if the system is operational
153
Side-curtain airbag system
154
How does the side air-curtain system work?
155
Determining if the system is operational
156
SOS Post-Crash Alert System™
157
Disposal of airbags and airbag equipped vehicles (including pretensioners)
157
Safety restraints for children
157
Important child restraint precautions
157
Recommendations for attaching child safety restraints for children
160
Transporting children
161
Safety seats for children
162
Infant and/or toddler seats
162
Installing child safety seats with combination lap and shoulder belts
162
Attaching child safety seats with LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) attachments
166
Use of inboard lower anchors from the outboard seating positions (center seating use)
168
Combining safety belt and LATCH lower anchors for attaching child safety seats
168
Attaching child safety seats with tether straps
168
Child booster seats
170
When children should use booster seats
171
Types of booster seats
172
The importance of shoulder belts
173
Child restraint and safety belt maintenance
174
Tires, Wheels and Loading
175
INFORMATION ABOUT UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADING
175
Treadwear
175
Traction AA A B C
175
Temperature A B C
176
Tires
176
Glossary of tire terminology
176
Inflating your tires
177
Tire care
179
Inspecting your tires and wheel valve stems
179
Tire wear
180
Damage
180
U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number (TIN)
181
Tire replacement requirements
181
Safety practices
182
Highway hazards
183
Tire and wheel alignment
183
Tire rotation
183
Information contained on the tire sidewall
184
Information on “P” type tires
185
Additional information contained on the tire sidewall for “LT” type tires
188
Information on “T” type tires
189
Location of the tire label
189
Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
190
Changing tires with TPMS
191
Understanding your tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
191
When your temporary spare tire is installed
191
When you believe your system is not operating properly
192
When inflating your tires
193
How temperature affects your tire pressure
193
Snow tires and chains
194
Vehicle loading
194
Trailer towing
200
Recreational towing
200
Driving
202
Starting
202
Positions of the ignition
202
Starting your vehicle
202
Important safety precautions
203
Starting the engine
204
Guarding against exhaust fumes
205
Important ventilating information
205
Engine block heater (if equipped)
205
Brakes
207
Four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
207
ABS warning lamp
208
Using ABS
208
Parking brake
208
AdvanceTrac stability enhancement system
209
Steering
213
Brake-shift interlock
213
Automatic transmission operation
215
Understanding the gearshift positions of the 6–speed automatic transmission
215
Understanding your SelectShift Automatic™ transmission (SST) gearshift lever
216
If your vehicle gets stuck in mud or snow
217
Reverse sensing system (if equipped)
218
Rearview camera system (if equipped)
220
Blind spot mirrors (if equipped)
222
Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with Cross Traffic Alert (CTA) (if equipped)
223
All Wheel Drive (AWD) system (if equipped)
229
Driving on slippery surfaces with AWD vehicles
229
Basic operating principles
229
If your vehicle goes off the edge of the pavement
230
If your vehicle gets stuck
230
Emergency maneuvers
231
AWD systems (if equipped)
231
Sand
231
Mud and water
232
Driving on hilly or sloping terrain
232
Driving on snow and ice
233
Maintenance and modifications
234
Driving through water
235
Roadside Emergencies
236
Roadside Assistance
236
Getting roadside assistance
236
Using roadside assistance
237
Hazard flasher control
237
Fuel pump shut-off switch
237
Fuses and relays
238
Fuses
238
Standard fuse amperage rating and color
239
Passenger compartment fuse panel
239
Power distribution box
242
Changing the tires
245
Dissimilar spare tire/wheel information
246
Stopping and securing the vehicle
248
Removing the spare tire and jack
248
Tire change procedure
248
Stowing the wheel and jack
251
Wheel lug nut torque specifications
251
Running out of fuel
252
Jump starting
253
Preparing your vehicle
253
Connecting the jumper cables
254
Jump starting
254
Removing the jumper cables
255
Wrecker towing
256
Emergency towing
257
Customer Assistance
258
GETTING THE SERVICES YOU NEED
258
Away from home
258
Additional assistance
259
In California (U.S. only)
260
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) Auto Line Program (U.S. only)
261
Utilizing The Mediation/Arbitration Program (Canada only)
262
GETTING ASSISTANCE OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND CANADA
262
ORDERING ADDITIONAL OWNER’S LITERATURE
264
Obtaining a French Owner’s Guide
264
Reporting safety defects (U.S. only)
264
Reporting safety defects (Canada only)
265
Cleaning
266
Washing the exterior
266
Waxing
267
Paint chips
267
Aluminum wheels and wheel covers
267
Engine
267
Plastic (non-painted) exterior parts
268
Windows and wiper blades
268
Instrument panel/Interior trim and cluster lens
269
Interior
270
Leather seats (if equipped, except for the King Ranch edition)
271
Leather seats for the King Ranch edition only (if equipped)
271
Underbody
272
Ford and Lincoln Mercury car care products
273
Maintenance and Specifications
274
Service recommendations
274
Precautions when servicing your vehicle
274
Working with the engine off
274
Working with the engine on
274
Opening the hood
275
Identifying components in the engine compartment
276
3.5L V6 engine
276
Windshield washer fluid
277
Changing the wiper blades
277
Engine oil
278
Checking the engine oil
278
Adding engine oil
279
Engine oil and filter recommendations
280
Use SAE 5W-20 engine oil
280
Battery
281
Engine coolant
283
Checking engine coolant
283
Adding engine coolant
284
Recycled engine coolant
286
Coolant refill capacity
286
Severe climates
286
What you should know about fail-safe cooling
287
How fail-safe cooling works
287
When fail-safe mode is activated
288
Fuel Filter
288
What you should know about automotive fuels
289
Important safety precautions
289
Refueling
290
Easy Fuel™ “no cap” fuel system
291
Choosing the right fuel
292
Octane recommendations
292
Fuel quality
292
Cleaner air
293
Running out of fuel
293
Refilling with a portable fuel container
293
Essentials of good fuel economy
294
Measuring techniques
294
Filling the tank
294
Calculating fuel economy
295
Driving style — good driving and fuel economy habits
296
Habits
296
Maintenance
296
Conditions
297
Emission control system
297
On-board diagnostics (OBD-II)
298
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) testing
299
Power steering fluid
300
Brake fluid
301
Transmission fluid
301
Checking 6–speed automatic transmission fluid
301
Checking automatic transmission fluid at normal operating temperature (140°F-158°F [60°C-70°C])
301
Checking automatic transmission fluid at cool temperature (59°F-77°F [15°C-25°C])
302
Low fluid level
302
High fluid level
302
Adjusting automatic transmission fluid levels
302
Air filter
303
Changing the air filter element
303
Vehicle storage
304
Motorcraft part numbers
306
Maintenance product specifications and capacities
307
Engine data
310
Engine drivebelt routing
310
Identifying your vehicle
311
Safety Compliance Certification Label
311
Vehicle identification number (VIN)
311
Transmission code designations
312
Accessories
313
Lincoln Custom Accessories for your vehicle
313
Exterior style
313
Interior style
313
Lifestyle
313
Peace of mind
314
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
328
Special operating conditions
331
Special operating condition log
334
Exceptions
336
Coolant change record
337
Engine coolant change log
338
Index
339

FAQ about the 2011 Lincoln Mkz Manual

What contains the 2011 Mkz manual?

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

  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings

Where to download the 2011 Lincoln Mkz Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Lincoln Mkz year 2011 free?

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The Lincoln Mkz (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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