2012 Ford Fiesta Owner's Manual

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

Online manual

Size:
3.08 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
CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING
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
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
TRIP COMPUTER (IF EQUIPPED)
18
MI (KM) TRIP — TRIP ODOMETER
18
MI (KM) TO E — DISTANCE TO EMPTY (IF EQUIPPED)
18
AVG MPG (L/100KM) — AVERAGE FUEL CONSUMPTION (IF EQUIPPED):
18
AVG MPH (KM/H) — AVERAGE SPEED (IF EQUIPPED)
18
MULTIFUNCTION DISPLAY
18
19
Information messages
20
Oil life monitoring system reset
23
Entertainment Systems
24
AUDIO SYSTEMS
24
AM/FM stereo or AM/FM stereo single CD/MP3 (if equipped)
24
AM/FM stereo single CD/MP3 SYNC? compatible (if equipped)
29
Auxiliary input jack (Line in)
33
USB port (if equipped)
35
GENERAL AUDIO INFORMATION
36
Satellite radio information (if equipped)
39
SYNC? (IF EQUIPPED)
42
Added benefits
43
Support
43
Driving restrictions
43
Safety information
44
Privacy information
44
Using your voice recognition system
45
Initiating a voice session
45
System interaction and feedback
46
Adjusting the interaction level
46
Using SYNC?’s phone features
47
Phone dependent features
47
Pairing a phone for the first time
48
Pairing subsequent phones
49
Phone voice commands
50
Making a call
51
Answering an incoming call
52
Phone options during an active call
52
Maneuvering the phone menu
55
Accessing features through the phone menu
56
Text messaging
58
Receiving a text message
58
Sending, downloading and deleting your text messages
58
Accessing your phone settings
60
System settings
61
Bluetooth Device menu options
63
Advanced menu options
64
Accessing and using your SYNC applications and Services (if equipped)
66
SYNC? Services: Traffic, Directions & Information (TDI), if equipped, U.S. only
66
911 Assist™ (if equipped)
69
Vehicle health report (if equipped, U.S. only)
72
SYNC?AppLink™ (if equipped, U.S. only)
74
Media features with SYNC
75
Compatibility
75
Connecting your digital media player to SYNC? via the USB port
76
What’s playing?
76
Media voice commands
77
Maneuvering the media menu
79
Accessing the features of your media menu
80
Accessing your play menu
81
System settings
83
Bluetooth Device menu options
85
Advanced menu options
86
Troubleshooting
87
Helpful Hints
92
SYNC? customer support
93
SYNC? End User License Agreement (EULA)
93
End user notice
98
Microsoft? Windows? Mobile for Automotive Important Safety Information
98
General operation
99
Glossary of terms
99
Climate Controls
101
MANUAL HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM
101
Operating tips
102
REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER
103
CABIN AIR FILTER
104
Lights
105
HEADLAMP CONTROL
105
High beams
105
Flash-to-pass
105
Headlamp exit delay
105
Daytime running lamps (DRL) (if equipped)
106
PANEL DIMMER CONTROL
106
AIMING THE HEADLAMPS
106
Vertical aim adjustment
106
TURN SIGNAL CONTROL
108
INTERIOR LAMPS
108
Dome lamps and map lamps with moon roof
108
Dome lamps and map lamps, rear lamps
109
Ambient lighting (if equipped)
109
Battery saver feature (interior lamps)
109
BULB REPLACEMENT
110
Lamp assembly condensation
110
Using the right bulbs
110
Replacing interior bulbs
111
Replacing exterior bulbs
111
Replacing bulbs
111
Removing the front lamp assembly
112
Replacing the low beam headlamps
113
Replacing the high beam headlamps
113
Replacing the park/turn signals
114
Replacing the side marker lamps
115
Replacing the signal indicator mirror bulbs (if equipped)
115
Replacing the rear lamps (5-door)
115
Replacing the rear stop lamp (5-door)
116
Replacing the reverse signal rear lamp (5-door)
116
Replacing the turn signal rear lamp (5-door)
117
Replacing bodyside rear lamp bulb (4-door)
118
Replacing the decklid mounted reverse lamp bulb (4-door)
118
Replacing the license plate lamps
119
Replacing the high-mounted brake lamp
119
Driver Controls
120
WINDSHIELD WIPERS
120
Rear window wiper/washer (if equipped)
120
TILT/TELESCOPE STEERING WHEEL
121
CENTER CONSOLE
121
AUXILIARY POWER POINT (12V DC)
121
POWER WINDOWS (IF EQUIPPED)
122
One-touch up or down (driver’s window only)
123
Bounce-back (driver’s window only)
123
Overriding the bounce-back feature
123
Resetting the bounce-back feature
123
Window lock
124
INTERIOR MIRROR
124
Automatic dimming interior rear view mirror (if equipped)
124
EXTERIOR MIRRORS
125
Power side view mirrors
125
Blind spot mirrors
125
Heated outside mirrors (if equipped)
125
Signal indicator mirrors (if equipped)
126
SPEED CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
126
Using speed controls
126
Setting speed control
126
Disengaging speed control
127
Resuming a set speed
127
Increasing speed while using speed control
127
Reducing speed while using speed control
127
Turning off speed control
127
STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS (IF EQUIPPED)
128
SYNC? system hands free control feature
128
MOON ROOF (IF EQUIPPED)
128
POSITIVE RETENTION FLOOR MAT
129
Locks and Security
131
KEYS
131
Intelligent Access Key (IA key) (if equipped)
132
POWER DOOR LOCKS
133
Smart locks
133
Smart locks for intelligent access keys (IA key) (if equipped)
133
Central locking/unlocking
134
Delayed Locking
134
Autolock (if equipped)
134
Autounlock (if equipped)
135
Deactivating and activating autolock or autounlock
135
CHILDPROOF DOOR LOCKS
136
INTERIOR LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT RELEASE (4–DOOR ONLY)
136
REMOTE ENTRY SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
138
Intelligent Access (if equipped)
138
Unlocking the doors/two-stage unlock
140
Locking the doors
140
Opening the luggage compartment
140
Replacing the battery
140
Replacing lost remote entry transmitters–integrated keyhead transmitters (IKTs)
142
Reprogramming remote entry transmitters
143
Programming spare Intelligent Access Keys (IA keys)
144
Illuminated entry
144
Illuminated exit
144
SECURILOCK? PASSIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM
144
Automatic arming
145
Anti-theft indicator
145
Automatic disarming
145
Replacement keys
146
PERIMETER ALARM SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
146
Arming the system
146
Disarming the system
146
Triggering the anti-theft system
146
Seating and Safety Restraints
147
FRONT SEATS
147
HEAD RESTRAINTS
147
Adjusting the front manual seat
149
Using the armrest (if equipped)
151
Heated seats (if equipped)
152
REAR SEATS
152
Second row head restraints
152
Folding down the rear seat
154
PERSONAL SAFETY SYSTEM™
156
How does the Personal Safety System work?
156
Driver and passenger dual-stage airbag supplemental restraints
157
Front crash severity sensor
157
Driver’s seat position sensor
157
Front passenger sensing system
157
Front safety belt usage sensors
158
Front outboard safety belt pretensioners
158
Front outboard safety belt energy management retractors
158
Determining if the Personal Safety System is operational
159
SAFETY BELT SYSTEM
159
Combination lap and shoulder belts
161
Restraint of pregnant women
161
Safety Belt Locking Modes
162
Safety belt extension assembly
164
Safety belt height adjustment
164
Safety belt warning light and indicator chime
165
Conditions of operation
165
Belt-Minder?
165
Deactivating/Activating the Belt-Minder? Feature (if equipped)
168
AIRBAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS)
170
Important SRS precautions
170
Children and airbags
172
How does the safety belt pretensioner and airbag supplemental restraint system work?
172
Knee airbag system (driver’s side only)
174
Front passenger sensing system
174
Determining if the system is operational
179
Seat-mounted side airbag system
179
How does the side airbag system work?
180
Side-curtain airbag system
182
How does the side air curtain system work?
183
Determining if the system is operational
185
SOS Post-Crash Alert System™
185
Disposal of airbags and airbag equipped vehicles (including pretensioners)
185
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
191
Attaching child safety seats with Lower Anchor and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH) attachments
194
Use of inboard lower anchors from the outboard seating positions (center seating use)
196
Combining safety belt and LATCH lower anchors for attaching child safety seats
196
Attaching child safety seats with tether straps
197
Four door
198
Five door
199
Child booster seats
200
When children should use booster seats
200
Types of booster seats
201
The importance of shoulder belts
203
Child restraint and safety belt maintenance
204
Tires, Wheels and Loading
205
INFORMATION ABOUT UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADING
205
Treadwear
205
Traction AA A B C
205
Temperature A B C
206
TIRES
206
Glossary of Tire Terminology
206
INFLATING YOUR TIRES
207
TIRE CARE
209
Inspecting your tires and wheel valve stems
209
Tire wear
210
Damage
210
U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number (TIN)
211
Tire Replacement Requirements
211
Safety Practices
213
Highway hazards
213
Tire and Wheel Alignment
214
Tire Rotation
214
INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE TIRE SIDEWALL
215
Information on “P” type tires
215
Additional information contained on the tire sidewall for “LT” type tires
218
Information on “T” type tires
219
Location of the tire label
219
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)
220
Changing Tires with a TPMS
221
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
VEHICLE LOADING
224
TRAILER TOWING
230
RECREATIONAL TOWING
230
Vehicles with a Manual Transmission
231
Vehicles with an Automatic Transmission but No Push Button Start System
231
Vehicles with an Automatic Transmission and Push Button Start System
232
Driving
233
STARTING
233
Positions of the ignition
233
Preparing to start your vehicle
233
Important safety precautions
234
Starting the engine
236
Push button start system (if equipped)
236
Guarding Against Exhaust Fumes
238
Important Ventilating Information
238
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER (IF EQUIPPED)
239
BRAKES
240
Four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
241
Using ABS
241
ABS warning lamp
241
Brake over accelerator
242
Parking brake
242
ADVANCETRAC? STABILITY ENHANCEMENT SYSTEM
243
STEERING
246
Speed sensitive steering
247
BRAKE-SHIFT INTERLOCK
247
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION (IF EQUIPPED)
249
Understanding the gearshift positions of the 6–speed automatic transmission (if equipped)
249
If Your Vehicle Gets Stuck in Mud or Snow
251
MANUAL TRANSMISSION OPERATION (IF EQUIPPED)
252
Using the clutch
252
Recommended shift speeds
252
Reverse
253
Parking your vehicle
253
HILL START ASSIST (HSA) SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
254
BLIND SPOT MIRRORS
256
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
257
Roadside Emergencies
258
ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
258
Vehicles sold in the U.S. : Getting roadside assistance
258
Vehicles sold in the U.S. : Using roadside assistance
259
Vehicles sold in Canada : Getting roadside assistance
259
Vehicles sold in Canada : Using roadside assistance
259
HAZARD FLASHER CONTROL
259
FUEL PUMP SHUT-OFF
260
FUSES AND RELAYS
260
Fuses
260
Standard fuse amperage rating and color
261
Passenger compartment fuse panel
261
Power distribution box
264
CHANGING THE TIRES
268
Dissimilar spare tire/wheel information
268
Stopping and securing the vehicle
270
Tire change procedure
270
WHEEL LUG NUT TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
273
RUNNING OUT OF FUEL
273
JUMP STARTING
274
Preparing your vehicle
274
Connecting the jumper cables
275
Jump Starting
276
Removing the jumper cables
276
WRECKER TOWING
277
Emergency towing
278
Customer Assistance
279
GETTING THE SERVICES YOU NEED
279
Away from home
279
Additional assistance
280
IN CALIFORNIA (U.S. ONLY)
281
THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU (BBB) AUTO LINE PROGRAM (U.S. ONLY)
282
UTILIZING THE MEDIATION/ARBITRATION PROGRAM (CANADA ONLY)
283
GETTING ASSISTANCE OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND CANADA
283
ORDERING ADDITIONAL OWNER’S LITERATURE
285
Obtaining a French Owner’s Guide
285
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (U.S. ONLY)
286
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (CANADA ONLY)
286
Cleaning
287
WASHING THE EXTERIOR
287
WAXING
287
PAINT CHIPS
288
ALUMINUM WHEELS AND WHEEL COVERS
288
ENGINE
289
PLASTIC (NON-PAINTED) EXTERIOR PARTS
290
WINDOWS AND WIPER BLADES
290
INSTRUMENT PANEL/INTERIOR TRIM AND CLUSTER LENS
291
INTERIOR
292
LEATHER SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
292
UNDERBODY
293
FORD AND LINCOLN CAR CARE PRODUCTS
293
Maintenance and Specifications
294
SERVICE RECOMMENDATIONS
294
PRECAUTIONS WHEN SERVICING YOUR VEHICLE
294
Working with the engine off
294
Working with the engine on
294
OPENING THE HOOD
295
IDENTIFYING COMPONENTS IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT
296
WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID
297
CHANGING THE WIPER BLADES
297
ENGINE OIL
298
Checking the engine oil
298
Adding engine oil
299
Engine oil and filter recommendations
299
Use SAE 5W-20 engine oil
299
BATTERY
300
ENGINE COOLANT
302
Checking engine coolant
302
Adding engine coolant
303
Recycled engine coolant
305
Coolant refill capacity
306
Severe climates
306
Reduced engine power due to high temperature
307
FUEL FILTER
307
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT AUTOMOTIVE FUELS
307
Important safety precautions
307
Refueling
309
Easy Fuel? “no cap” fuel system
309
Choosing the right fuel
310
Octane Recommendations
310
Fuel quality
311
Cleaner air
311
Running out of fuel
311
Refilling with a portable fuel container
312
ESSENTIALS OF GOOD FUEL ECONOMY
313
Measuring techniques
313
Filling the tank
313
Calculating fuel economy
314
Driving style — good driving and fuel economy habits
314
Habits
314
Maintenance
315
Conditions
315
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
316
On-board diagnostics (OBD-II)
317
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) testing
318
BRAKE/CLUTCH FLUID
319
TRANSMISSION FLUID
319
Checking 6-speed automatic transmission fluid
319
Checking 5-speed manual transmission fluid (if equipped)
320
AIR FILTER
320
Changing the air filter element
321
VEHICLE STORAGE
321
MOTORCRAFT? PART NUMBERS
324
MAINTENANCE PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS AND CAPACITIES
325
ENGINE DATA
327
Engine drivebelt routing
328
IDENTIFYING YOUR VEHICLE
328
Safety Compliance Certification Label
328
Vehicle identification number (VIN)
329
TRANSMISSION CODE DESIGNATIONS
330
Accessories
331
FORD CUSTOM ACCESSORIES FOR YOUR VEHICLE
331
Exterior style
331
Interior style
331
Lifestyle
331
Peace of mind
332
Ford Extended Service Plan
333
FORD ESP EXTENDED SERVICE PLANS (U.S. ONLY)
333
FORD ESP EXTENDED SERVICE PLANS (CANADA ONLY)
336
Scheduled Maintenance
337
GENERAL MAINTENANCE INFORMATION
337
Why maintain your vehicle?
337
Protecting your investment
337
Oils, fluids and flushing
338
Genuine Ford parts and service
339
Convenience
339
Factory-trained technicians
339
Genuine Ford and Motorcraft? replacement parts
339
Value shopping for your vehicle’s maintenance needs
339
Owner Checks and Services
340
Multi-Point Inspection
341
NORMAL SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE AND LOG
343
Maintenance Schedule Log
345
SPECIAL OPERATING CONDITIONS
348
Special Operating Condition Log
350
EXCEPTIONS
352
ENGINE COOLANT CHANGE RECORD
353
Engine Coolant Change Log
353
Index
354

FAQ about the 2012 Ford Fiesta Manual

What contains the 2012 Fiesta manual?

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

  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Ford Fiesta owners can do
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices

Where to download the 2012 Ford Fiesta Owners Manual?

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

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

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