2012 Ford Focus Owner's Manual

2012 Ford Focus owners manual
Year:
2012
Make:
Ford
Model:
Focus
Rating:
(6)

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Size:
2.87 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
7
CELL PHONE USE
9
EXPORT UNIQUE (NON–UNITED STATES/CANADA) VEHICLE SPECIFIC INFORMATION
9
Instrument Cluster
12
WARNING LIGHTS AND CHIMES
12
GAUGES
17
BASE MESSAGE CENTER (IF EQUIPPED)
18
Menu
19
System Check
21
System warnings and status messages
21
UP-LEVEL MESSAGE CENTER (IF EQUIPPED)
22
Main menu
22
System Check
26
System warnings and status messages
26
SYSTEM WARNINGS AND STATUS MESSAGES
26
Entertainment Systems
37
AUDIO SYSTEMS
37
AM/FM/CD/MP3 system (if equipped)
37
AM/FM//CD/MP3 satellite radio and SYNC? compatible (if equipped)
40
AM/FM/CD/MP3 SYNC? compatible system (if equipped)
45
MyFord Touch™
49
Auxiliary input jack (Line in, if equipped)
49
USB Port
51
Media hub (if equipped)
51
GENERAL AUDIO INFORMATION
52
Satellite Radio Information (If Equipped)
53
Satellite Radio Channels
53
Satellite Radio Reception Factors
54
SIRIUS? Satellite Radio Service
54
Satellite Radio Electronic Serial Number (ESN)
54
Troubleshooting
55
SYNC? (IF EQUIPPED)
57
Added benefits
58
Support
58
Driving restrictions
58
Safety information
59
Privacy information
59
Using your voice recognition system
60
Initiating a voice session
60
System interaction and feedback
61
Adjusting the interaction level
61
Using SYNC?’s phone features
62
Phone dependent features
62
Pairing a phone for the first time
63
Pairing subsequent phones
64
Phone voice commands
64
Making a call
66
Answering an incoming call
66
Phone options during an active call
67
Maneuvering the phone menu
69
Accessing features through the phone menu
70
Text messaging
72
Receiving a text message
72
Sending, downloading and deleting your text messages
72
Accessing your phone settings
74
System settings
75
Bluetooth Device menu options
77
Advanced menu options
78
Accessing and using your SYNC applications and Services (if equipped)
80
SYNC? Services: Traffic, Directions & Information (TDI), if equipped, U.S. only
80
911 Assist™ (if equipped)
83
Vehicle health report (if equipped, U.S. only)
86
Media features with SYNC
88
Compatibility
88
Connecting your digital media player to SYNC? via the USB port
88
What’s playing?
89
Media voice commands
89
Maneuvering the media menu
91
Accessing the features of your media menu
92
Accessing your play menu
93
System settings
95
Bluetooth Device menu options
96
Advanced menu options
97
Troubleshooting
99
Helpful Hints
104
SYNC? customer support
105
SYNC? End User License Agreement (EULA)
105
End user notice
110
Microsoft? Windows? Mobile for Automotive Important Safety Information
110
General operation
111
Glossary of terms
112
Climate Controls
113
SINGLE ZONE MANUAL SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
113
Operating tips
114
DUAL AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL (DATC) SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
116
Operating tips
117
Touchscreen features
118
REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER
119
CABIN AIR FILTER
119
Lights
120
HEADLAMP CONTROL
120
Autolamp control (if equipped)
120
Autolamp delay system (if equipped)
120
Fog lamp control (if equipped)
121
High beams
121
Flash-to-pass
121
Daytime running lamps (DRL) (if equipped)
121
PANEL DIMMER CONTROL
122
AIMING THE HEADLAMPS
123
Vertical aim adjustment
123
TURN SIGNAL CONTROL
124
INTERIOR LAMPS
125
Dome/map lamp
125
Rear dome lamp
125
Ambient lighting (if equipped)
126
BULB REPLACEMENT
126
Lamp assembly condensation
126
Using the right bulbs
127
Replacing interior bulbs
127
Replacing exterior bulbs
127
Replacing headlamp bulbs
128
Replacing front parking lamp/turn signal bulbs:
129
Replacing side marker bulbs:
129
Replacing rear lamps - 4 door
130
Replacing rear lamps - 5 door
131
Replacing fog lamp bulbs (if equipped)
131
Replacing license plate lamp assembly
132
Replacing high-mount brake lamp assembly
132
Driver Controls
133
WINDSHIELD WIPERS
133
Windshield wiper rainlamp feature (if equipped with autolamp)
134
Rear window wiper/washer (if equipped)
134
TILT/TELESCOPE STEERING WHEEL
135
ILLUMINATED VISOR MIRROR (IF EQUIPPED)
135
CENTER CONSOLE
135
AUXILIARY POWER POINT (12V DC)
136
POWER WINDOWS
137
One-touch down (driver’s window only) (if equipped)
137
One-touch up or down (all windows) (if equipped)
137
Bounce-back (if equipped)
138
Overriding the bounce-back feature
138
Resetting the bounce-back feature
138
Window lock
139
Accessory Delay (If Equipped)
139
INTERIOR MIRROR
139
Automatic dimming interior rear view mirror (if equipped)
139
EXTERIOR MIRRORS
140
Power side view mirrors
140
Heated outside mirrors (if equipped)
140
Signal Indicator Mirrors (If Equipped)
140
Fold-Away Mirrors
141
Blind spot mirrors
141
SPEED CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
141
Using speed control
141
Setting speed control
141
Disengaging speed control
142
Resuming a set speed
142
Increasing speed while using speed control
142
Reducing speed while using speed control
142
Turning off speed control
143
STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS (IF EQUIPPED)
143
Audio control features (if equipped)
143
MOON ROOF (IF EQUIPPED)
144
UNIVERSAL GARAGE DOOR OPENER (IF EQUIPPED)
146
HOMELINK? WIRELESS CONTROL SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
146
Programming
147
Gate Operator & Canadian Programming
148
Operating the HomeLink? Wireless Control System
149
Erasing the Function Button Codes
149
Reprogramming a single button
149
POSITIVE RETENTION FLOOR MAT
150
TRUNK RELEASE
151
Locks and Security
152
KEYS
152
Intelligent Access Key (IA key) (if equipped)
153
MYKEY? (IF EQUIPPED)
153
POWER DOOR LOCKS
159
Central locking/unlocking
159
Autolock (If Equipped)
160
Autounlock Feature
160
Deactivating/Activating Autolock/Autounlock
160
Power Door Lock Procedure
160
CHILD SAFETY LOCKS
161
INTERIOR LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT RELEASE (4–DOOR ONLY)
161
REMOTE ENTRY SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
163
Intelligent access (if equipped)
164
Unlocking the doors/two-stage unlock
164
Locking the doors
165
Car finder
165
Sounding a panic alarm (if equipped)
165
Opening the luggage compartment
166
Replacing the battery
166
Replacing lost remote entry transmitters
168
Replacing lost integrated keyhead transmitters (IKTs)
168
Replacing lost intelligent access (IA) transmitters
168
Illuminated entry
168
Illuminated exit
168
Battery saver
169
Accessory mode battery saver for intelligent access keys (if equipped)
169
SECURILOCK? PASSIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM
169
Automatic arming
170
Automatic disarming
170
Replacement of integrated keyhead transmitters (IKT) or intelligent access keys
170
Programming spare integrated keyhead transmitter (IKT) keys
171
Programming spare intelligent access keys (if equipped)
172
PERIMETER ALARM SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
172
Arming the system
172
Disarming the system
173
Triggering the anti-theft system
173
Seating and Safety Restraints
174
FRONT SEATS
174
Adjustable head restraints
174
Tilting Head Restraints (If Equipped)
176
Adjusting the front manual seats
176
Adjusting the front power seat (if equipped)
178
Lumbar adjustment (if equipped)
179
Heated seats (if equipped)
180
REAR SEATS
181
Second row head restraints
181
Folding down the rear seat
182
PERSONAL SAFETY SYSTEM™
184
How does the Personal Safety System work?
185
Driver and passenger dual-stage airbag supplemental restraints
185
Front crash severity sensors
185
Driver’s and/or passenger seat position sensor
185
Front passenger sensing system
185
Front safety belt usage sensors
186
Front outboard safety belt pretensioners
187
Front outboard safety belt energy management retractors
187
Determining if the Personal Safety System is operational
187
SAFETY BELT SYSTEM
188
Combination lap and shoulder belts
189
Restraint of pregnant women
190
Safety belt locking modes
190
Safety belt extension assembly
192
Safety belt height adjustment
192
Safety belt warning light and indicator chime
193
Conditions of operation
193
Belt-Minder?
193
Deactivating/activating the Belt-Minder? feature (if equipped)
196
AIRBAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS)
197
Important SRS precautions
198
Children and airbags
199
How does the safety belt pretensioner and airbag supplemental restraint system work?
199
Front passenger sensing system
201
Determining if the system is operational
206
Seat-mounted side airbag system
206
How does the side airbag system work?
207
Side-curtain airbag system
208
How does the side air curtain system work?
209
Determining if the system is operational
211
SOS Post-Crash Alert System™
211
Disposal of airbags and airbag equipped vehicles (including pretensioners)
211
SAFETY RESTRAINTS FOR CHILDREN
212
Important child restraint precautions
212
Recommendations for attaching child safety restraints for children
214
Transporting children
215
SAFETY SEATS FOR CHILDREN
216
Infant and/or toddler seats
216
Installing child safety seats with combination lap and shoulder belts
217
Attaching child safety seats with Lower Anchor and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH) attachments
220
Use of inboard lower anchors from the outboard seating positions (center seating use)
222
Combining safety belt and LATCH lower anchors for attaching child safety seats
222
Attaching child safety seats with tether straps
223
Four door
223
Five door
225
Child booster seats
226
When children should use booster seats
226
Types of booster seats
227
The importance of shoulder belts
228
Child restraint and safety belt maintenance
229
Tires, Wheels and Loading
230
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR235/40R18 LOW-PROFILE TIRES AND WHEELS
230
INFORMATION ABOUT UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADING
230
Treadwear
230
Traction AA A B C
231
Temperature A B C
231
TIRES
231
Glossary of Tire Terminology
231
INFLATING YOUR TIRES
232
TIRE CARE
235
Inspecting your tires and wheel valve stems
235
Tire wear
235
Damage
236
U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number (TIN)
236
Tire Replacement Requirements
237
Safety Practices
238
Highway Hazards
238
Tire and Wheel Alignment
239
Tire Rotation
239
INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE TIRE SIDEWALL
240
Information on “P” type tires
240
Additional information contained on the tire sidewall for “LT” type tires
243
Information on “T” type tires
244
Location of the tire label
244
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)
245
Changing Tires with a TPMS
246
Understanding your tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
246
When Your Temporary Spare Tire Is Installed
246
When You Believe Your System Is Not Operating Properly
247
When Inflating Your Tires
248
How Temperature Affects Your Tire Pressure
248
SNOW TIRES AND CHAINS
249
SUMMER TIRES
250
VEHICLE LOADING
250
TRAILER TOWING
256
RECREATIONAL TOWING
256
Driving
259
STARTING
259
Positions of the ignition
259
Preparing to start your vehicle
259
Important safety precautions
260
Starting the engine
262
Push button start system (if equipped)
262
Stopping the Engine When Your Vehicle is Stationary
265
Stopping the Engine When Your Vehicle is Moving
265
Fast Restart
265
Guarding against Exhaust Fumes
266
Important Ventilating Information
266
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER (IF EQUIPPED)
266
BRAKES
268
Four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
268
Using ABS
268
Brake assist
269
ABS warning lamp
269
Brake over accelerator
269
Parking brake
270
ADVANCETRAC? STABILITY ENHANCEMENT SYSTEM
270
STEERING
273
BRAKE-SHIFT INTERLOCK
274
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION (IF EQUIPPED)
276
Understanding the gearshift positions of the 6–speed automatic transmission (if equipped)
276
Understanding your SelectShift Automatic? transmission (SST) gearshift lever
278
Hill start assist system (if equipped)
279
If Your Vehicle Gets Stuck in Mud or Snow
280
MANUAL TRANSMISSION OPERATION (IF EQUIPPED)
280
Using the clutch
280
Recommended shift speeds
281
Reverse
282
Parking your vehicle
282
FORWARD AND REVERSE SENSING SYSTEMS (IF EQUIPPED)
283
REARVIEW CAMERA SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
286
ACTIVE PARK ASSIST (APA) (IF EQUIPPED)
291
BLIND SPOT MIRRORS
296
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
297
Roadside Emergencies
298
ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
298
Vehicles sold in the U.S. : Getting roadside assistance
298
Vehicles sold in the U.S. : Using roadside assistance
299
Vehicles sold in Canada : Getting roadside assistance
299
Vehicles sold in Canada : Using roadside assistance
299
HAZARD FLASHER CONTROL
299
FUEL PUMP SHUT-OFF
300
FUSES AND RELAYS
300
Fuses
300
Standard fuse amperage rating and color
301
Luggage Compartment Fuse Panel
302
Passenger compartment fuse panel
304
Power distribution box
306
CHANGING THE TIRES
310
Dissimilar spare tire/wheel information
310
Stopping and securing the vehicle
312
Removing the spare tire and jack
313
Tire Change Procedure
313
WHEEL LUG NUT TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
316
JUMP STARTING
317
Preparing your vehicle
317
Connecting the jumper cables
318
Jump Starting
318
Removing the jumper cables
319
WRECKER TOWING
320
Emergency Towing
321
Customer Assistance
322
GETTING THE SERVICES YOU NEED
322
Away from home
322
Additional assistance
323
IN CALIFORNIA (U.S. ONLY)
324
THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU (BBB) AUTO LINE PROGRAM (U.S. ONLY)
325
UTILIZING THE MEDIATION/ARBITRATION PROGRAM (CANADA ONLY)
326
GETTING ASSISTANCE OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND CANADA
326
ORDERING ADDITIONAL OWNER’S LITERATURE
328
Obtaining a French Owner’s Guide
328
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (U.S. ONLY)
328
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (CANADA ONLY)
329
Cleaning
330
WASHING THE EXTERIOR
330
WAXING
331
PAINT CHIPS
331
ALUMINUM WHEELS AND WHEEL COVERS
331
ENGINE
332
PLASTIC (NON-PAINTED) EXTERIOR PARTS
332
WINDOWS AND WIPER BLADES
333
INSTRUMENT PANEL/INTERIOR TRIM AND CLUSTER LENS
333
INTERIOR
334
LEATHER SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
335
UNDERBODY
335
FORD AND LINCOLN CAR CARE PRODUCTS
336
Maintenance and Specifications
337
SERVICE RECOMMENDATIONS
337
PRECAUTIONS WHEN SERVICING YOUR VEHICLE
337
Working with the engine off
337
Working with the engine on
338
OPENING THE HOOD
338
IDENTIFYING COMPONENTS IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT
339
WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID
340
CHANGING THE WIPER BLADES
340
Changing the rear window wiper blade (if equipped)
341
ENGINE OIL
342
Checking the engine oil
342
Adding engine oil
343
Engine oil and filter recommendations
343
Use SAE 5W-20 engine oil
343
Resetting the oil life monitoring system
344
BATTERY
345
Relearn
346
ENGINE COOLANT
347
Checking engine coolant
347
Adding engine coolant
348
Recycled engine coolant
350
Coolant refill capacity
350
Severe climates
351
Powertrain limiting and protection
351
FUEL FILTER
352
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT AUTOMOTIVE FUELS
352
Important safety precautions
352
Refueling
354
Easy Fuel? “no cap” fuel system
355
Flex fuel vehicle (FFV) fuel fill inlet
356
Choosing the right fuel
356
Octane recommendations
356
FFV engine (if equipped)
357
Fuel quality
357
Cleaner air
358
Running out of fuel
358
Refilling with a portable fuel container
358
ESSENTIALS OF GOOD FUEL ECONOMY
359
Measuring techniques
359
Filling the tank
360
Calculating fuel economy
360
Driving style — good driving and fuel economy habits
361
Habits
361
Maintenance
361
Conditions
362
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
362
On-board diagnostics (OBD-II)
363
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) testing
364
BRAKE/CLUTCH FLUID
365
TRANSMISSION FLUID
366
Checking 6-speed automatic transmission fluid
366
Checking and adding manual transmission fluid (if equipped)
366
AIR FILTER
366
Changing the air filter element
367
VEHICLE STORAGE
367
MOTORCRAFT PART NUMBERS
370
MAINTENANCE PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS AND CAPACITIES
371
ENGINE DATA
374
Engine drivebelt routing
374
IDENTIFYING YOUR VEHICLE
375
Safety Compliance Certification Label
375
Vehicle identification number (VIN)
375
TRANSMISSION CODE DESIGNATIONS
376
Accessories
377
FORD CUSTOM ACCESSORIES FOR YOUR VEHICLE
377
Exterior style
377
Interior style
377
Lifestyle
377
Peace of mind
377
Ford Extended Service Plan
379
FORD ESP EXTENDED SERVICE PLANS (U.S. ONLY)
379
FORD ESP EXTENDED SERVICE PLANS (CANADA ONLY)
381
Scheduled Maintenance
382
GENERAL MAINTENANCE INFORMATION
382
Why Maintain Your Vehicle?
382
Protecting Your Investment
382
Oils, Fluids and Flushing
383
Genuine Ford Parts and Service
383
Convenience
383
Factory-trained Technicians
384
Genuine Ford and Motorcraft? Replacement Parts
384
Value Shopping for Your Vehicle’s Maintenance Needs
384
Owner Checks and Services
384
Multi-point Inspection
386
NORMAL SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE AND LOG
388
Intelligent Oil Life Monitor?
388
Maintenance Schedule Log
391
SPECIAL OPERATING CONDITIONS
394
Special Operating Condition Log
397
EXCEPTIONS
399
ENGINE COOLANT CHANGE RECORD
400
Engine Coolant Change Log
400
Index
401

FAQ about the 2012 Ford Focus Manual

What contains the 2012 Focus manual?

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

  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls

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