2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid Owner's Manual

2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid owners manual
Year:
2012
Make:
Ford
Model:
Fusion Hybrid
Rating:
(4)

Online manual

Size:
2.28 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
Hybrid operation
6
Normal vehicle operation
6
Unique Hybrid operating characteristics
7
Driving to optimize fuel economy
8
Frequently asked questions
9
Special Notices
12
New Vehicle Limited Warranty
12
Special instructions
12
Data Recording
13
Service Data Recording
13
Event Data Recording
13
Cell phone use
15
Export unique (Non–United States/Canada) vehicle specific information
15
Instrument Cluster
18
Warning lights and chimes
18
Gauges
25
Message center
36
Selectable features
36
Info menu
37
Setup menu
38
Display settings
39
Vehicle settings
41
MyKey
43
System Check
45
Demo
45
Tutorial
45
Resets
46
System warnings
46
Entertainment Systems
51
Audio systems
51
AM/FM CD6/MP3 satellite-compatible sound system
51
Setting the clock
51
AM/FM Radio
52
RDS (Radio Data System) Radio
53
CD/MP3 Player
53
Satellite Radio
55
Sound Adjustments
58
Extra Features
58
Auxiliary input jack (Line in)
59
USB port
61
General audio information
61
Satellite radio information
64
Navigation system (if equipped)
67
SYNC
67
Climate Controls
68
Dual automatic temperature control (if equipped)
68
Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control (navigation based – if equipped)
71
Touchscreen functions
73
Voice commands in climate mode
74
Operating tips
74
Rear window defroster
75
Cabin air filter
76
Lights
77
Headlamp Control
77
Autolamp control (if equipped)
77
Autolamps - programmable exit delay
77
Fog lamp control (if equipped)
78
High beams
78
Flash-to-pass
79
Daytime running lamps (DRL) (if equipped)
79
PANEL DIMMER CONTROL
79
Aiming the headlamps
80
Vertical aim adjustment
80
TURN SIGNAL CONTROL
81
Interior Lamps
81
Dome lamps and map lamps
81
Ambient lighting
82
Bulb Replacement
82
Lamp assembly condensation
82
Using the right bulbs
83
Replacing interior bulbs
84
Replacing exterior bulbs
84
Replacing headlamp bulbs
84
Replacing front parking lamp/turn signal bulbs
84
Replacing front side marker bulbs
84
Replacing tail/brake/turn signal/backup lamp bulbs
85
Replacing high-mount brake lamp bulb
86
Replacing license plate lamp bulbs
86
Replacing fog lamp bulbs
86
Driver Controls
87
Multi-function lever
87
Windshield wiper rainlamp feature (if equipped with autolamp)
88
Tilt/Telescope Steering Wheel
89
Illuminated visor mirror
89
Overhead console
90
Storage compartment
90
Electronic compass
90
Compass zone adjustment
91
Compass calibration adjustment
91
Center Console
92
Instrument panel storage compartment
93
Auxiliary Power Point (12V DC)
93
Power point (110V AC)
94
Power Windows
95
One-touch up or down (front windows only)
95
Global open windows
96
Bounce-back
96
Security override
96
Window lock
96
Accessory delay
97
Interior mirror
97
Automatic dimming interior rear view mirror
97
Exterior Mirrors
98
Power side view mirrors
98
Heated outside mirrors
98
Blind spot mirrors (if equipped)
98
Speed control
98
Using speed control
99
Setting speed control
99
Disengaging speed control
99
Resuming a set speed
99
Increasing speed while using speed control
100
Reducing speed while using speed control
100
Turning off speed control
100
STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS
100
Radio control features
100
MOON ROOF (IF EQUIPPED)
101
Universal garage door opener (if equipped)
103
Car2U Home Automation System (if equipped)
103
Types of garage door openers (rolling code and fixed code)
104
Rolling code programming
105
Fixed code programming
107
Erasing the Car2U Home Automation System buttons
109
FCC and RSS-210 Industry Canada Compliance
109
Positive Retention Floor Mat
110
Interior trunk control
111
Locks and Security
112
Keys
112
MyKey
113
Power door locks
117
Smart locks
117
Autolock feature
118
Deactivating/activating autolock feature
118
Power door unlock/lock procedure
118
Keyless entry keypad procedure
119
Autounlock feature
119
Deactivating/activating autounlock feature
120
Power door unlock/lock procedure
120
Keyless entry keypad procedure
121
Childproof door locks
121
Interior luggage compartment release
121
Remote entry system
123
Unlocking the doors/two-stage unlock
123
Opening front windows and moon roof (if equipped)
124
Locking the doors
124
Car finder
124
Sounding a panic alarm
124
Opening the trunk
125
Replacing the battery
125
Replacing lost integrated keyhead transmitters (IKTs)
125
How to reprogram your integrated keyhead transmitters (IKTs)
126
Illuminated entry
126
Illuminated exit
126
Battery saver
126
SecuriCode™ keyless entry system (if equipped)
127
Programming a personal entry code
127
Erasing personal code
127
Anti-scan feature
127
Unlocking and locking the doors using keyless entry
128
Securilock passive anti-theft system
128
Anti-theft indicator
129
Automatic arming
129
Automatic disarming
129
Replacement of integrated keyhead transmitters (IKT) and coded keys
130
Programming spare keys
130
Perimeter alarm system
132
Arming the system
132
Disarming the system
133
Triggering the anti-theft system
133
Seating and Safety Restraints
134
Front seats
134
Adjustable head restraints
134
Using the manual recline function
136
Adjusting the front power seat
137
Power recline (driver’s seat standard and passenger’s seat if equipped)
138
Using the power lumbar support
139
Heated seats (if equipped)
139
Rear seats
140
Second-row adjustable head restraints
140
Seat-mounted cup holders and armrest storage compartment
143
Personal Safety System™
144
How does the Personal Safety System work?
144
Driver and passenger dual-stage airbag supplemental restraints
145
Front crash severity sensor
145
Driver’s seat position sensor
145
Front passenger sensing system
145
Front safety belt usage sensors
146
Front safety belt pretensioners
146
Front safety belt energy management retractors
146
Determining if the Personal Safety System is operational
146
Safety Belt System
147
Combination lap and shoulder belts
148
Restraint of pregnant women
149
Energy management feature — front outboard
149
Safety belt locking modes
150
Safety belt height adjustment
152
Safety belt pretensioner
152
Safety belt extension assembly
152
Safety belt warning light and indicator chime
153
Conditions of operation
153
Belt-Minder
153
One-time disable
156
Deactivating/activating the Belt-Minder feature
156
158
AIRBAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS)
158
Important supplemental restraint system precautions
158
Children and airbags
160
How does the safety belt pretensioner and airbag supplemental restraint system work?
160
Knee airbag system (driver’s side only)
162
Front passenger sensing system
162
Determining if the system is operational
167
Seat-mounted side airbag system
167
How does the side airbag system work?
168
Determining if the system is operational
169
Side-curtain airbag system
170
How does the side air-curtain system work?
171
Determining if the system is operational
173
SOS Post-Crash Alert System™
173
Disposal of airbags and airbag equipped vehicles (including pretensioners)
173
Safety restraints for children
173
Important child restraint precautions
174
Recommendations for attaching child safety restraints for children
176
Transporting children
178
Safety seats for children
179
Infant and/or toddler seats
179
Installing child safety seats with combination lap and shoulder belts
180
Installing child safety seats with LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) attachments
183
Use of inboard lower anchors from the outboard seating positions (center seating use)
185
Combining safety belt and LATCH lower anchors for attaching child safety seats
185
Attaching tether straps
185
Child booster seats
188
When children should use booster seats
188
Types of booster seats
189
The importance of shoulder belts
191
Child restraint and safety belt maintenance
191
Tires, Wheels and Loading
193
Information about uniform tire quality grading
193
Treadwear
193
Traction AA A B C
193
Temperature A B C
194
Tires
194
Glossary of tire terminology
194
Inflating your tires
195
Tire care
197
Inspecting your tires and wheel valve stems
197
Tire wear
198
Damage
198
U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number (TIN)
199
Tire replacement requirements
199
Safety practices
201
Highway hazards
201
Tire and wheel alignment
201
Tire rotation
202
Information contained on the tire sidewall
202
Information on “P” type tires
203
Additional information contained on the tire sidewall for “LT” type tires
206
Information on “T” type tires
207
Location of the tire label
207
Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
208
Changing tires with a TPMS
209
Understanding your tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
209
When your temporary spare tire is installed
209
When you believe your system is not operating properly
210
When inflating your tires
211
How temperature affects your tire pressure
211
Snow tires and chains
212
Vehicle loading
212
Trailer towing
218
Recreational towing
218
Driving
220
Starting
220
Positions of the ignition
220
Preparing to start your vehicle
220
Important safety precautions
221
Starting the vehicle
222
Guarding against exhaust fumes
223
Important ventilating information
223
Engine block heater (if equipped)
223
Brakes
225
Four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
225
ABS warning lamp
225
Using ABS
226
Regenerative Braking System (RBS)
226
Brake over accelerator
227
Parking brake
227
AdvanceTrac stability enhancement system
227
Steering
231
Speed sensitive steering
232
Brake-shift interlock
232
Electronically-controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (eCVT) operation
234
Understanding the gearshift positions of the eCVT
234
If your vehicle gets stuck in mud or snow
235
Reverse sensing system (if equipped)
236
Rearview camera system (if equipped)
238
Blind spot mirrors (if equipped)
240
Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with Cross Traffic Alert (CTA) (if equipped)
241
Driving through water
247
Roadside Emergencies
248
Roadside Assistance
248
Vehicles sold in the U.S. : Getting roadside assistance
248
Vehicles sold in the U.S. : Using roadside assistance
249
Vehicles sold in Canada : Getting roadside assistance
249
Vehicles sold in Canada : Using roadside assistance
249
Hazard flasher control
249
Fuel Pump Shut-off
250
Fuses and relays
250
Fuses
250
Standard fuse amperage rating and color
251
Passenger compartment fuse panel
251
Power distribution box
254
Auxiliary relay box
257
Changing the tires
258
Dissimilar spare tire/wheel information
259
Stopping and securing the vehicle
260
Removing the spare tire and jack
261
Tire change procedure
261
Stowing the wheel and jack
263
Wheel lug nut torque specifications
264
Running out of fuel
264
Jump starting (Low voltage [underhood] battery only)
265
Preparing your vehicle
265
Connecting the jumper cables
266
Jump starting
267
Removing the jumper cables
267
Wrecker towing
268
Emergency towing
269
Customer Assistance
270
GETTING THE SERVICES YOU NEED
270
Away from home
270
Additional assistance
271
In California (U.S. only)
272
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) Auto Line Program (U.S. only)
273
Utilizing The Mediation/Arbitration Program (Canada only)
274
GETTING ASSISTANCE OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND CANADA
274
ORDERING ADDITIONAL OWNER’S LITERATURE
276
Obtaining a French Owner’s Guide
276
Reporting safety defects (U.S. only)
277
Reporting safety defects (Canada only)
277
Cleaning
278
Washing the exterior
278
Waxing
279
Paint chips
279
Aluminum wheels and wheel covers
279
Engine
279
Plastic (non-painted) exterior parts
280
Windows and wiper blades
281
Instrument panel/Interior trim and cluster lens
281
Interior
282
Leather seats (if equipped)
283
Underbody
283
Ford and Lincoln car care products
284
Maintenance and Specifications
285
Service recommendations
285
Precautions when servicing your vehicle
285
High voltage information
285
Working with the engine off
285
Working with the engine on
286
Opening the hood
286
Identifying components in the engine compartment
287
Windshield washer fluid
288
Changing the wiper blades
288
Engine oil
289
Checking the engine oil
289
Adding engine oil
289
Engine oil and filter recommendations
290
Use SAE 5W-20 engine oil
290
Low voltage (underhood) battery
291
Low and high voltage battery – storage
293
Engine coolant and motor/electronics coolant
293
Checking engine coolant
294
Checking motor/electronics (M/E) coolant
294
Factory fill and coolant specifications
295
Common instructions for cooling systems
295
Adding engine coolant
295
Recycled engine coolant
297
Coolant refill capacity
297
Severe climates
298
Fuel Filter
298
What you should know about automotive fuels
299
Important safety precautions
299
Refueling
300
Easy Fuel “no cap” fuel system
301
Choosing the right fuel
302
Octane recommendations
302
Fuel quality
302
Cleaner air
303
Running out of fuel
303
Refilling with a portable fuel container
304
Essentials of good fuel economy
305
Measuring techniques
305
Filling the tank
305
Calculating fuel economy
305
Driving style — good driving and fuel economy habits
306
Habits
306
Maintenance
306
Conditions
307
Emission control system
307
On-board diagnostics (OBD-II)
308
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) testing
309
Brake fluid
310
Transmission fluid
310
Checking electronically controlled continuously variable transmission (eCVT)
310
Air filter
311
Vehicle storage
311
Motorcraft part numbers
313
Maintenance product specifications and capacities
314
Engine data
316
Engine drivebelt routing
316
High voltage battery data
316
Identifying your vehicle
317
Safety Compliance Certification Label
317
Vehicle identification number (VIN)
317
Transmission code designations
318
Accessories
319
Ford Custom Accessories for your vehicle
319
Exterior style
319
Interior style
319
Lifestyle
319
Peace of mind
320
Ford Extended Service Plan
321
Ford ESP Extended Service Plans (U.S. Only)
321
Ford ESP Extended Service Plans (Canada Only)
324
Scheduled Maintenance
325
General maintenance information
325
Why maintain your vehicle?
325
Protecting your investment
325
Oils, fluids and flushing
326
Genuine Ford parts and service
326
Convenience
327
Factory-trained technicians
327
Genuine Ford and Motorcraft replacement parts
327
Value shopping for your vehicle’s maintenance needs
327
Owner checks and services
327
Multi-point inspection
329
Normal scheduled maintenance and log
331
Maintenance schedule log
333
Special operating conditions
336
Special operating condition log
338
Exceptions
340
Engine coolant change record
341
Engine coolant change log
341
Index
342

FAQ about the 2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid Manual

What contains the 2012 Fusion Hybrid manual?

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

  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Best practice for driving your Ford Fusion Hybrid

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