2012 Ford Expedition Owner's Manual

2012 Ford Expedition owners manual
Year:
2012
Make:
Ford
Model:
Expedition
Rating:
(5)

Online manual

Size:
3.05 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
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
18
STANDARD MESSAGE CENTER (IF EQUIPPED)
19
Selectable features (information menu)
19
Setup menu (vehicle customization and vehicle system check)
22
System warnings
25
OPTIONAL MESSAGE CENTER (IF EQUIPPED)
28
Info
28
System check and vehicle feature customization
30
System warnings
34
Entertainment Systems
39
AUDIO SYSTEMS
39
AM/FM single CD/MP3 satellite compatible sound system (if equipped)
39
Auxiliary input jack (Line in)
46
USB port (if equipped)
49
Rear seat controls (if equipped)
49
GENERAL AUDIO INFORMATION
53
Satellite radio information (if equipped)
56
NAVIGATION SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
59
SYNC? (IF EQUIPPED)
59
Climate Controls
60
MANUAL HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
60
Manual heating and air conditioning system with rear passenger compartment climate control (if equipped)
61
Operating tips
62
DUAL ZONE AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL WITH REAR PASSENGER COMPARTMENT CLIMATE CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
64
Dual automatic temperature control with heated and cooled seats and rear passenger compartment climate control (if equipped)
66
Operating tips
68
AUXILIARY CLIMATE CONTROL
69
REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER
70
Lights
71
HEADLAMP CONTROL
71
Autolamp control
71
Fog lamp control (if equipped)
71
High beams
72
Flash-to-pass
72
Daytime running lamps (DRL) (if equipped)
72
PANEL DIMMER CONTROL
73
AIMING THE HEADLAMPS
73
Vertical aim adjustment
73
TURN SIGNAL CONTROL
74
INTERIOR LAMPS
75
Front row map lamps (if equipped)
75
Front row map/dome lamp (if equipped)
75
Second row map lamps (if equipped)
75
Rear cargo lamp
76
BULB REPLACEMENT
76
Lamp assembly condensation
76
Using the right bulbs
77
Replacing interior bulbs
77
Replacing exterior bulbs
78
Replacing headlamp bulbs
78
Replacing front parking lamp/turn/sidemarker signal bulbs
79
Replacing tail/stop/turn/sidemarker/backup lamp bulbs
79
Replacing the high-mount brake lamp
80
Replacing fog lamp bulbs
80
Replacing license plate lamp bulb
81
Replacing approach lamp/mirror turn signal bulbs (if equipped)
81
Driver Controls
82
MULTI-FUNCTION LEVER
82
Windshield wiper rainlamp feature (if equipped with autolamp)
83
Rear window wiper/washer controls
83
TILT STEERING WHEEL
84
ILLUMINATED VISOR MIRROR (IF EQUIPPED)
84
OVERHEAD CONSOLE
85
Forward storage bin (if equipped)
85
Conversation mirror (if equipped)
85
Power quarter rear windows (if equipped)
86
CENTER CONSOLE (IF EQUIPPED)
86
AUXILIARY POWER POINT (12V DC)
87
Power point (110V AC) (if equipped)
87
Cupholder/Ashtray (if equipped)
89
POWER WINDOWS
89
One-touch up or down (driver’s window only)
90
Bounce-back (driver’s window only)
90
Security override
90
Window lock
90
Accessory delay
90
INTERIOR MIRROR
91
Automatic dimming interior rear view mirror
91
EXTERIOR MIRRORS
92
Power side view mirrors
92
Fold-away mirrors
92
Heated outside mirrors
93
Signal Indicator Mirrors (If Equipped)
93
Blind spot mirrors
93
POWER ADJUSTABLE FOOT PEDALS (IF EQUIPPED)
94
POWER DEPLOYABLE RUNNING BOARDS (IF EQUIPPED)
94
SPEED CONTROL
96
Using speed control
96
Setting speed control
96
Disengaging speed control
97
Resuming a set speed
97
Increasing speed while using speed control
97
Reducing speed while using speed control
97
Turning off speed control
97
STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS (IF EQUIPPED)
98
Audio control features
98
MOON ROOF (IF EQUIPPED)
99
UNIVERSAL GARAGE DOOR OPENER (IF EQUIPPED)
100
101
Types of garage door openers (rolling code and fixed code)
101
Rolling code programming
102
Fixed code programming
104
Erasing the function button codes
105
FCC and RSS-210 Industry Canada Compliance
105
POSITIVE RETENTION FLOOR MAT
106
POWER LIFTGATE (IF EQUIPPED)
107
MANUAL LIFTGATE (IF EQUIPPED)
111
CARGO MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
112
Cargo shelf/divider (if equipped)
112
LUGGAGE RACK
113
Locks and Security
114
KEYS
114
MYKEY?
115
POWER DOOR LOCKS
120
Smart locks
120
Autolock
120
Deactivating/activating autolock
121
Power door unlock/lock procedure
121
Keyless entry keypad procedure
122
Message center procedure
122
Autounlock feature
122
Deactivating/activating autounlock feature
122
Power door lock switch autounlock enable/disable procedure
123
Keyless entry keypad autounlock enable/disable procedure
123
Message center procedure
123
CHILD SAFETY LOCKS
124
REMOTE ENTRY SYSTEM
124
Unlocking the doors/two stage unlock
125
Locking the doors
126
Opening the power liftgate or liftgate window (if equipped)
126
Car finder
127
Sounding a panic alarm
127
Memory feature (seat, mirrors and adjustable pedals)
127
Programming memory feature to the transmitter
127
Deprogramming memory feature from the transmitter
128
Replacing the battery
128
Replacing lost integrated keyhead transmitters (IKTs)
129
How to reprogram your integrated keyhead transmitters (IKTs)
129
Illuminated entry
129
Illuminated exit
129
Battery saver
129
SECURICODE™ KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM
130
Programming your own personal entry code
130
Erasing personal code
131
Anti-scan feature
131
Unlocking and locking the doors and liftgate using keyless entry
131
SECURILOCK? PASSIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM
132
Anti-theft indicator
133
Automatic arming
133
Automatic disarming
133
Key information
133
Programming spare keys
134
PERIMETER ALARM SYSTEM
136
Arming the system
136
Disarming the system
137
Triggering the anti-theft system
137
Seating and Safety Restraints
138
FRONT SEATS
138
Adjustable head restraints
138
Adjusting the front manual seat (if equipped)
141
Manual seat recliner (if equipped)
142
Using the armrest (if equipped)
142
Using the manual lumbar support (if equipped)
143
Using the power lumbar support (if equipped)
143
Adjusting the front power seat
143
Memory seat/power mirrors/adjustable pedals (if equipped)
145
Climate Controlled Seats (if equipped)
146
Heated and Cooled Seats Air Filter Replacement (if equipped)
147
REAR SEATS
148
Second and third row head restraints
148
Folding Down the 2nd Row 40% Seat System
150
Placing the 2nd Row Outboard 40% Seats in Cargo Mode
151
Adjusting the 2nd Row Outboard 40% Seat for E-Z Entry
152
Reclining the 2nd Row Outboard 40% Seatback
154
Adjusting the 2nd Row Center 20% Seat (if equipped)
156
Rear heated seats (if equipped)
156
3rd Row Seats
157
Folding Down the 3rd Row Seats to the Load Floor
157
PowerFold? Third-row Seat (if equipped)
158
RESTRAINT SAFETY SYSTEM
160
How does the restraint system work?
160
Driver and passenger dual-stage airbag supplemental restraints
161
Front crash severity sensor
161
Driver’s seat position sensor
161
Front safety belt usage sensors
161
Front safety belt pretensioners
161
Front safety belt energy management retractors
161
Determining if the restraint system is operational
162
SAFETY BELT SYSTEM
162
Combination lap and shoulder belts
164
Restraint of pregnant women
165
Safety belt locking modes
165
Safety belt pretensioner
167
Safety belt height adjustment
167
Second Row Comfort Guide
168
Safety belt extension assembly
168
Safety belt warning light and indicator chime
169
Conditions of operation
169
Belt-Minder?
169
Deactivating/activating the Belt-Minder? feature
171
AIRBAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS)
173
Important SRS precautions
173
Children and airbags
175
How does the airbag supplemental restraint system work?
175
Determining if the system is operational
177
Seat-mounted side airbag system
177
How does the side airbag system work?
178
Safety Canopy? System
179
How does the Safety Canopy? System work?
180
Determining if the system is operational
182
SOS Post-Crash Alert System™
182
Disposal of airbags and airbag equipped vehicles (including pretensioners)
182
SAFETY RESTRAINTS FOR CHILDREN
183
Important child restraint precautions
183
Recommendations for attaching child safety restraints for children
185
Transporting children
186
SAFETY SEATS FOR CHILDREN
187
Infant and/or toddler seats
187
Installing child safety seats with combination lap and shoulder belts
188
Installing child safety seats with LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren)
191
Combining safety belt and LATCH lower anchors for attaching child safety seats
193
Installing child safety seats with tether straps
193
Child booster seats
197
When children should use booster seats
197
Types of booster seats
198
The importance of shoulder belts
199
Child restraint and safety belt maintenance
200
Tires, Wheels and Loading
201
NOTICE TO UTILITY VEHICLE AND TRUCK OWNERS
201
VEHICLE CHARACTERISTICS
202
Four-wheel drive (4WD) system (if equipped)
202
How Your Vehicle Differs from Other Vehicles
203
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)
220
When Your Temporary Spare Tire Is Installed
220
When You Believe Your System Is Not Operating Properly
221
When Inflating Your Tires
222
How Temperature Affects Your Tire Pressure
222
SNOW TIRES AND CHAINS
223
VEHICLE LOADING – WITH AND WITHOUT A TRAILER
224
Special loading instructions for owners of pick-up trucks and utility-type vehicles
230
TRAILER TOWING
231
Preparing to tow
233
Hitches
233
Integrated Hitch Rating
233
Weight-distributing Hitch – Vehicles without Air Suspension
234
Weight-distributing Hitch – Vehicles with Air Suspension
234
Safety Chains
235
Trailer Brakes
235
Trailer Lamps
235
Driving while you tow
236
Trailer towing tips
236
Launching or Retrieving a Boat or Personal Water Craft (PWC)
237
RECREATIONAL TOWING
237
Driving
238
STARTING
238
Positions of the ignition
238
Preparing to start your vehicle
238
Important safety precautions
239
Starting the engine
241
Cold weather starting (flexible fuel vehicles only)
241
If the engine fails to start using the preceding instructions (flexible fuel vehicles only)
242
Guarding against exhaust fumes
242
Important Ventilating Information
242
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER (IF EQUIPPED)
243
BRAKES
245
Anti-lock brake system (ABS)
245
Using ABS
246
ABS warning lamp
246
Parking Brake
246
Brake over accelerator
247
ADVANCETRAC? WITH ROLL STABILITY CONTROL™ (RSC?) STABILITY ENHANCEMENT SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
248
STEERING
253
AIR SUSPENSION SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
254
LIMITED-SLIP AXLE (IF EQUIPPED)
254
PREPARING TO DRIVE
255
BRAKE-SHIFT INTERLOCK – COLUMN-SHIFT TRANSMISSION
255
Brake-shift interlock – floor-shift transmission
257
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION OPERATION
258
Driving with a 6–speed automatic transmission
258
If your vehicle gets stuck in mud or snow
261
FORWARD AND REVERSE SENSING SYSTEMS (IF EQUIPPED)
262
REARVIEW CAMERA SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
265
BLIND SPOT MIRRORS
268
CONTROL TRAC FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE (4X4) OPERATION (IF EQUIPPED)
269
4WD indicator lights
269
Positions of the Control Trac system
270
Shifting between modes
271
Shifting between 2H and 4A or 4H
271
Shifting between 4A and 4H
271
Shifting to/from 4L
271
Driving off-road with truck and utility vehicles
272
How your vehicle differs from other vehicles
272
Basic operating principles
273
If your vehicle goes off the edge of the pavement
273
If your vehicle gets stuck
273
Emergency maneuvers
274
Control Trac four–wheel drive system (if equipped)
275
Normal characteristics
275
Sand
275
Mud and water
276
Driving on hilly or sloping terrain
276
Driving on snow and ice
277
Maintenance and modifications
278
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
281
Vehicles sold in Canada : Getting roadside assistance
281
Vehicles sold in Canada : Using roadside assistance
281
HAZARD FLASHER CONTROL
281
FUEL PUMP SHUT-OFF SWITCH
282
FUSES AND RELAYS
283
Fuses
283
Standard fuse amperage rating and color
283
Passenger Compartment Fuse Panel
284
Power distribution box
287
CHANGING THE TIRES
291
Dissimilar spare tire/wheel information
291
Stopping and securing the vehicle
293
Location of the spare tire and tools
293
Removing the jack and tools
294
Removing the spare tire
294
Tire change procedure
295
Stowing the spare tire
299
WHEEL LUG NUT TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
300
RUNNING OUT OF FUEL
301
JUMP STARTING
301
Preparing your vehicle
302
Connecting the jumper cables
302
Jump Starting
303
Removing the jumper cables
304
WRECKER TOWING
305
Emergency Towing
306
Customer Assistance
307
GETTING THE SERVICES YOU NEED
307
Away from home
307
Additional assistance
308
IN CALIFORNIA (U.S. ONLY)
309
THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU (BBB) AUTO LINE PROGRAM (U.S. ONLY)
310
UTILIZING THE MEDIATION/ARBITRATION PROGRAM (CANADA ONLY)
311
GETTING ASSISTANCE OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND CANADA
311
ORDERING ADDITIONAL OWNER’S LITERATURE
313
Obtaining a French Owner’s Guide
313
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (U.S. ONLY)
313
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (CANADA ONLY)
314
Cleaning
315
WASHING THE EXTERIOR
315
WAXING
316
PAINT CHIPS
316
ALUMINUM WHEELS AND WHEEL COVERS
316
ENGINE
317
PLASTIC (NON-PAINTED) EXTERIOR PARTS
317
WINDOWS AND WIPER BLADES
318
INSTRUMENT PANEL/INTERIOR TRIM AND CLUSTER LENS
318
INTERIOR
319
CLEANING THE CLIMATE CONTROLLED SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
320
LEATHER SEATS (IF EQUIPPED, EXCEPT FOR THE KING RANCH? EDITION)
320
LEATHER SEATS FOR THE KING RANCH? EDITION ONLY (IF EQUIPPED)
321
UNDERBODY
322
FORD AND LINCOLN CAR CARE PRODUCTS
322
Maintenance and Specifications
323
SERVICE RECOMMENDATIONS
323
PRECAUTIONS WHEN SERVICING YOUR VEHICLE
323
Working with the engine off
323
Working with the engine on
323
OPENING THE HOOD
324
IDENTIFYING COMPONENTS IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT
325
5.4L V8
325
WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID
326
Checking and adding washer fluid for the liftgate
326
CHANGING THE WIPER BLADES
327
Changing the rear window wiper blade
327
ENGINE OIL
328
Checking the engine oil
328
Adding engine oil
329
Engine oil and filter recommendations
330
Use SAE 5W-20 engine oil
330
BATTERY
331
ENGINE COOLANT
333
Checking engine coolant
333
Adding engine coolant
334
Recycled engine coolant
336
Coolant refill capacity
336
Severe climates
337
What you should know about fail-safe cooling
337
How fail-safe cooling works
337
When fail-safe mode is activated
338
FUEL FILTER
339
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT AUTOMOTIVE FUELS
339
Important safety precautions
339
Refueling
341
Easy Fuel? “no cap” fuel system
342
Flex fuel vehicle (FFV) fuel fill inlet
343
Choosing the right fuel
343
Octane recommendations
343
FFV engines
343
Fuel quality
344
Cleaner air
344
RUNNING OUT OF FUEL
344
Refilling with a Portable Fuel Container
345
ESSENTIALS OF GOOD FUEL ECONOMY
346
Measuring techniques
346
Filling the tank
346
Calculating fuel economy
347
Driving style — good driving and fuel economy habits
347
Habits
347
Maintenance
348
Conditions
348
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
349
On-board diagnostics (OBD-II)
350
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) testing
351
POWER STEERING FLUID
352
BRAKE FLUID
352
TRANSMISSION FLUID
353
Checking automatic transmission fluid
353
AIR FILTER
353
Changing the air filter element
353
VEHICLE STORAGE
356
MOTORCRAFT PART NUMBERS
358
MAINTENANCE PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS AND CAPACITIES
359
ENGINE DATA
363
Engine drivebelt routing
363
IDENTIFYING YOUR VEHICLE
364
Safety Compliance Certification Label
364
Vehicle identification number (VIN)
364
TRANSMISSION CODE DESIGNATIONS
365
Accessories
366
FORD CUSTOM ACCESSORIES FOR YOUR VEHICLE
366
Exterior style
366
Interior style
366
Lifestyle
366
Peace of mind
367
Ford Extended Service Plan
368
FORD ESP EXTENDED SERVICE PLANS (U.S. ONLY)
368
FORD ESP EXTENDED SERVICE PLANS (CANADA ONLY)
370
Scheduled Maintenance
371
GENERAL MAINTENANCE INFORMATION
371
Why Maintain Your Vehicle?
371
Protecting Your Investment
371
Oils, Fluids and Flushing
372
Genuine Ford Parts and Service
372
Convenience
372
Factory-trained Technicians
372
Genuine Ford and Motorcraft? Replacement Parts
372
Value Shopping for Your Vehicle’s Maintenance Needs
373
Owner Checks and Services
373
Multi-point Inspection
374
NORMAL SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE AND LOG
376
Maintenance Schedule Log
379
SPECIAL OPERATING CONDITIONS
382
Special Operating Condition Log
386
EXCEPTIONS
388
ENGINE COOLANT CHANGE RECORD
389
Engine Coolant Change Log
389
Index
390

FAQ about the 2012 Ford Expedition Manual

What contains the 2012 Expedition manual?

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

  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Maintenance for your Ford Expedition, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Ford Expedition owners can do
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity

Where to download the 2012 Ford Expedition Owners Manual?

The Ford Expedition owner manual for the 2012 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the Ford Expedition year 2012 free?

Yes, the owner manual for the model year 2012 is free, but the repair manuals are usually not easy to get and may cost more.

The Ford Expedition (2012) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2012 is available in English.

Posted by, John Mana author bio image
A passionate guy about car models, makes, and manuals.

Manual Questions

Do you have questions about the 2012 Ford Expedition owners manual?
Fill the form below and someone will help you!