2012 Ford E250 Owner's Manual

2012 Ford E250 owners manual
Year:
2012
Make:
Ford
Model:
E250
Rating:
(3)

Online manual

Size:
2.34 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 as an ambulance
7
Using your vehicle as a stationary power source (PTO)
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
Gauges
19
Message center (if equipped)
21
Selectable features (information menu)
21
Setup menu (vehicle customization and vehicle system check)
23
System warnings
27
Entertainment Systems
29
Audio systems
29
AM/FM stereo system (if equipped)
29
AM/FM Single CD/MP3 satellite compatible sound system (if equipped)
31
Auxiliary input jack
38
USB port (if equipped)
40
General audio information
41
Satellite radio information (if equipped)
44
Navigation system (if equipped)
47
SYNC (if equipped)
47
Climate Controls
48
Heater only system (if equipped)
48
Operating tips
48
Manual heating and air conditioning system (if equipped)
49
Operating tips
50
Rear fan speed adjustment (if equipped)
50
Lights
51
Headlamp Control
51
High beams
51
Flash-to-pass
51
Daytime running lamps (DRL) (if equipped)
52
PANEL DIMMER CONTROL
52
Vertical and horizontal aim adjustment (sealed beam headlamps)
53
Vertical aim adjustment (aerodynamic headlamps)
54
TURN SIGNAL CONTROL
55
INTERIOR LAMPS
56
Dome lamps with rear headliner (if equipped)
56
Cargo lamps
56
Front and rear courtesy/reading lamps (if equipped)
56
Bulb Replacement
57
Lamp assembly condensation
57
Using the right bulbs
57
Replacing exterior bulbs
59
Replacing headlamp bulbs (aerodynamic)
59
Replacing headlamps (sealed beam)
59
Replacing front parking lamp/turn signal bulbs
60
Replacing side marker bulbs
61
Replacing high-mount brake lamp bulbs
62
Replacing license plate lamp bulbs
62
Replacing stop/turn/tail/side marker/backup lamp bulbs
63
Driver Controls
64
Multi-function lever
64
Tilt Steering Wheel
65
Illuminated visor mirror (if equipped)
65
Auxiliary power point (12V DC)
65
Power Windows (if equipped)
66
One-touch down
67
Accessory delay
67
Interior mirror (if equipped)
67
Automatic dimming interior rear view mirror (if equipped)
67
Exterior Mirrors
68
Power side view mirrors (if equipped)
68
Spotter mirror (if equipped)
68
Fold-away mirrors
69
Blind spot mirrors (if equipped)
69
Speed control (if equipped)
70
Using speed control
70
Setting speed control
70
Disengaging speed control
70
Resuming a set speed
71
Increasing speed while using speed control
71
Reducing speed while using speed control
71
Turning off speed control
71
STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS (IF EQUIPPED)
71
Upfitter controls (if equipped)
72
Positive Retention Floor Mat (if equipped)
73
Locks and Security
75
Keys
75
POWER DOOR LOCKS (IF EQUIPPED)
75
Memory lock
75
Autolock feature
75
Deactivating/activating autolock feature
76
Power door lock switch autolock enable/disable procedure
76
Autounlock feature
77
Deactivating/activating autounlock feature
77
Power door lock switch autounlock enable/disable procedure
77
Back cargo door lock (if equipped)
78
E-Guard Cargo Protection System™ (if equipped)
78
E-Guard Cargo Protection System™ features
78
E-Guard Cargo Protection System™ procedure
78
Emergency lock release
79
Remote entry system (if equipped)
80
Two step door unlocking
81
One step door unlocking
81
Switching from two step to one step door unlocking
82
Locking the doors
82
Car finder
82
Sounding a panic alarm
82
Replacing the battery
82
Replacing lost remote entry transmitters
83
How to reprogram your remote entry transmitters
83
Illuminated entry
84
Securilock passive anti-theft system (if equipped)
85
Anti-theft indicator
86
Automatic arming
86
Automatic disarming
86
Replacement keys
86
Programming spare keys
86
Seating and Safety Restraints
89
Front seats
89
Non-adjustable head restraints
89
Adjusting the front manual seat (if equipped)
90
Using the manual lumbar support (if equipped)
91
Adjusting the front power seat (if equipped)
91
Rear seats
92
Rear captains chair adjust — passenger side only
92
Quick-release captains chair (7 passenger configuration- second row only)
93
Rear bench seat
94
Safety restraints
97
Combination lap and shoulder belts
98
Restraint of pregnant women
99
Safety belt locking modes
99
Safety belt pretensioner
101
Front safety belt height adjustment
101
Safety belt warning light and indicator chime
102
Conditions of operation
102
Belt-Minder
102
One-time disable
104
Deactivating/activating the Belt-Minder feature
104
Safety belt extension assembly
105
AIRBAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS)
106
Important SRS precautions
106
Children and airbags
108
How does the airbag supplemental restraint system work?
108
Determining if the system is operational
110
SOS Post-Crash Alert System™
110
Disposal of airbags and airbag equipped vehicles (including pretensioners)
110
Passenger airbag ON/OFF switch (if equipped)
111
Turning the passenger airbag off
111
Turning the passenger airbag back on
112
NHTSA deactivation criteria (excluding Canada)
113
Transport Canada deactivation criteria (Canada Only)
115
Safety restraints for children
116
Important child restraint precautions
116
Recommendations for attaching child safety restraints for children
118
Transporting children
119
Safety seats for children
120
Infant and/or toddler seats
120
Installing child safety seats with combination lap and shoulder belts
121
Attaching child safety seats with LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) attachments
124
Combining safety belt and LATCH lower anchors for attaching child safety seats
127
Attaching child safety seats with tether straps
128
Front passenger seating position
129
Second row bucket seats (Quads)
131
Second, Third, Fourth, and Fifth row bench seats
132
Child booster seats
133
When children should use booster seats
134
Types of booster seats
135
The importance of shoulder belts
136
Child restraint and safety belt maintenance
137
Tires, Wheels and Loading
138
Notice to utility vehicle and truck owners
138
Vehicle characteristics
139
How your vehicle differs from other vehicles
139
Information about uniform tire quality grading
140
Treadwear
140
Traction AA A B C
140
Temperature A B C
141
Tires
141
Glossary of tire terminology
141
Inflating your tires
142
Tire inflation information
145
Tire care
146
Inspecting your tires and wheel valve stems
146
Tire wear
147
Damage
147
U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number (TIN)
148
Tire replacement requirements
148
Safety practices
149
Highway hazards
150
Tire and wheel alignment
150
Tire rotation
150
Information contained on the tire sidewall
152
Information on “P” type tires
153
Additional information contained on the tire sidewall for “LT” type tires
156
Information on “T” type tires
157
Location of the tire label
157
Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) (if equipped)
158
Changing tires with a TPMS
159
Understanding your tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
159
When your temporary spare tire is installed
159
When you believe your system is not operating properly
160
When inflating your tires
161
How temperature affects your tire pressure
161
TPMS reset procedure
162
Overview
162
Performing the TPMS reset procedure
162
Snow tires and chains
164
Vehicle loading – with and without a trailer
165
Special loading instructions for owners of pick-up trucks and utility-type vehicles
172
Trailer towing
173
Preparing to tow
176
Hitches
176
Weight-distributing hitch
177
Using a step bumper (if equipped)
177
Safety chains
177
Trailer brakes
178
Integrated trailer brake controller (if equipped)
178
Trailer lamps
182
Driving while you tow
182
Trailer towing tips
182
Launching or retrieving a boat
183
Recreational towing
183
Driving
184
Starting
184
Positions of the ignition
184
Preparing to start your vehicle
184
Important safety precautions
185
Starting the engine
186
Cold weather starting (flexible fuel vehicles only)
187
Guarding against exhaust fumes
187
Important ventilating information
187
Engine block heater (if equipped)
188
Brakes
189
Four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
190
Using ABS
190
ABS warning lamp
190
Brake over accelerator
190
Parking brake
191
Traction control (if equipped)
191
AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control™ (RSC) stability enhancement system (if equipped)
192
Steering
197
Traction-Lok axle (if equipped)
198
Preparing to drive
198
Vehicle stability and handling
199
Emergency maneuvers
200
Brake-shift interlock
200
Automatic transmission operation
202
Understanding the gearshift positions of the 4–speed automatic transmission
202
Understanding the shift positions of the 5–speed automatic transmission (if equipped - 5.4L and 6.8L gasoline engines only)
204
If your vehicle goes off the edge of the pavement
207
Reverse sensing system (if equipped)
208
Rearview camera system (if equipped)
210
Blind spot mirrors (if equipped)
212
Vehicle used as a stationary power source
213
Driving through water
213
Roadside Emergencies
214
Roadside Assistance
214
Vehicles sold in the U.S. : Getting roadside assistance
214
Vehicles sold in the U.S. : Using roadside assistance
214
Vehicles sold in Canada : Getting roadside assistance
215
Vehicles sold in Canada : Using roadside assistance
215
Hazard Flasher Control
215
Fuel pump shut-off (except stripped chassis)
216
Fuel pump shut-off switch (stripped chassis vehicles only)
216
Fuses and relays
217
Fuses
217
Standard fuse amperage rating and color
218
Passenger compartment fuse panel
218
Power distribution box
221
Changing the tires
225
Dissimilar spare tire/wheel information
226
Full-size matching spare tire/wheel information
228
Stopping and securing your vehicle
228
Spare tire information
228
To remove the spare tire:
228
Tire change procedure
229
Replacing the tire
230
Stowing the flat/spare tire
233
Wheel lug nut torque specifications
234
Jump starting
235
Preparing your vehicle
236
Connecting the jumper cables
236
Jump starting
237
Removing the jumper cables
238
Wrecker towing
239
Emergency towing
240
Customer Assistance
241
GETTING THE SERVICES YOU NEED
241
Away from home
241
Away from home–motorhome service
242
Additional Assistance
243
In California (U.S. only)
243
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) Auto Line Program (U.S. only)
244
Utilizing The Mediation/Arbitration Program (Canada only)
246
GETTING ASSISTANCE OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND CANADA
246
ORDERING ADDITIONAL OWNER’S LITERATURE
248
Obtaining a French Owner’s Guide
248
Reporting safety defects (U.S. only)
249
Reporting safety defects (Canada only)
249
Cleaning
250
Washing the exterior
250
Waxing
251
Paint chips
251
Aluminum wheels and wheel covers
251
Engine
252
Plastic (non-painted) exterior parts
252
Windows and wiper blades
253
Instrument panel/Interior trim and cluster lens
253
Interior
254
Leather seats (if equipped)
255
Underbody
255
Ford and Lincoln car care products
256
Maintenance and Specifications
257
Service recommendations
257
Precautions when servicing your vehicle
257
Working with the engine off
257
Working with the engine on
257
Opening the hood
258
Identifying components in the engine compartment
259
Windshield washer fluid
259
Changing the wiper blades
260
Engine oil
260
Checking the engine oil
260
Adding engine oil
261
Engine oil and filter recommendations
262
Use SAE 5W-20 engine oil
262
Battery
263
Engine coolant
266
Checking engine coolant
266
Adding engine coolant
267
Recycled engine coolant
270
Coolant refill capacity
270
Severe climates
270
What you should know about fail-safe cooling (if equipped)
271
How fail-safe cooling works
271
When fail-safe mode is activated
272
Fuel Filter
272
What you should know about automotive fuels
273
Important safety precautions
273
Refueling
275
Fuel filler cap
276
FFV (Flex Fuel Vehicle) fuel cap
277
Choosing the right fuel
277
Cleaner air
277
Octane recommendations
277
FFV engine (if equipped)
277
Fuel quality
278
Running out of fuel
278
Essentials of good fuel economy
279
Measuring techniques
279
Filling the tank
279
Calculating fuel economy
280
Driving style — good driving and fuel economy habits
280
Habits
280
Maintenance
281
Conditions
281
Emission control system
282
On-board diagnostics (OBD-II)
283
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) testing
284
Power steering fluid
284
Brake fluid
285
Driveline universal joint and slip yoke
286
Transmission fluid
286
Checking automatic transmission fluid (if equipped)
286
Low fluid level
287
Correct fluid level
288
High fluid level
289
Adjusting automatic transmission fluid levels
290
Automatic transmission fluid filter
291
Air filter
291
Changing the air filter element
292
Vehicle storage
292
Motorcraft part numbers
295
Maintenance product specifications and capacities
296
Engine data
300
Engine drivebelt routing
300
Identifying your vehicle
301
Safety Compliance Certification Label (complete Ford built vehicles)
301
Vehicle identification number (VIN)
302
Certification label for incomplete vehicles
302
Transmission code designations
303
Accessories
304
Ford Custom Accessories for your vehicle
304
Exterior style
304
Interior style
304
Lifestyle
304
Peace of mind
305
Ford Extended Service Plan
306
Ford ESP Extended Service Plans (U.S. Only)
306
Ford ESP Extended Service Plans (Canada Only)
309
Scheduled Maintenance
310
GENERAL MAINTENANCE INFORMATION
310
Why maintain your vehicle?
310
Protecting your investment
310
Oils, fluids and flushing
311
Genuine Ford parts and service
311
Convenience
311
Factory-trained technicians
311
Genuine Ford and Motorcraft replacement parts
311
Value shopping for your vehicle’s maintenance needs
312
Owner checks and services
312
Multi-point inspection
313
NORMAL SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE AND LOG
315
Maintenance schedule log
319
SPECIAL OPERATING CONDITIONS
322
Special operating condition log
326
Exceptions
328
ENGINE COOLANT CHANGE RECORD
329
Engine coolant change log
329
Index
330

FAQ about the 2012 Ford E250 Manual

What contains the 2012 E250 manual?

The Ford E250 owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Ford to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Ford E250. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Ford E250 2012 owner's manual:

  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Maintenance for your Ford E250, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings

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