2012 Ford Fusion Owner's Manual

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

Online manual

Size:
2.72 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
MESSAGE CENTER
18
Info (information menu)
19
System check and vehicle feature customization
21
System warnings
23
Entertainment Systems
28
AUDIO SYSTEMS
28
AM/FM/single CD MP3 satellite compatible sound system
28
Setting the clock
28
AM/FM Radio
28
RDS (Radio Data System) Radio
29
CD/MP3 Player
30
Satellite Radio (if equipped)
31
Sound Adjustments
34
Extra Features
35
Auxiliary input jack (Line in)
35
USB port (if equipped)
37
GENERAL AUDIO INFORMATION
38
Satellite radio information (if equipped)
41
NAVIGATION SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
44
SYNC? (IF EQUIPPED)
44
Climate Controls
45
MANUAL HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
45
Operating tips
46
DUAL AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
47
DUAL ZONE AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL (NAVIGATION BASED – IF EQUIPPED)
50
TOUCHSCREEN FUNCTIONS
52
VOICE COMMANDS IN CLIMATE MODE
52
Operating tips
53
REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER
54
CABIN AIR FILTER
54
Lights
55
HEADLAMP CONTROL
55
Autolamp control (if equipped)
55
Autolamps - programmable exit delay
55
Fog lamp control (if equipped)
56
High beams
56
Flash-to-pass
57
Daytime running lamps (DRL) (if equipped)
57
PANEL DIMMER CONTROL
57
AIMING THE HEADLAMPS
58
Vertical aim adjustment
58
TURN SIGNAL CONTROL
59
INTERIOR LAMPS
59
Dome lamps and map lamps
59
Ambient lighting (if equipped)
60
BULB REPLACEMENT
60
Lamp assembly condensation
60
Using the right bulbs
61
Replacing interior bulbs
62
Replacing exterior bulbs
62
Replacing headlamp bulbs (2.5L/3.0L engines)
62
Replacing headlamp bulbs (3.5L engine)
66
Replacing front parking lamp/turn signal bulbs (2.5L/3.0L engines)
67
Replacing front parking lamp/turn signal bulb (3.5L engine)
68
Replacing front side marker bulbs
69
Replacing rear side marker lamp
70
Replacing tail/brake/turn signal/backup lamp bulbs
70
Replacing high-mount brake lamp bulb
71
Replacing license plate lamp bulbs
71
Replacing fog lamp bulbs
72
Driver Controls
73
MULTI-FUNCTION LEVER
73
Windshield wiper rainlamp feature (if equipped with autolamp)
74
TILT/TELESCOPE STEERING WHEEL
74
ILLUMINATED VISOR MIRROR (IF EQUIPPED)
75
OVERHEAD CONSOLE
76
Storage compartment
76
ELECTRONIC COMPASS (IF EQUIPPED)
76
Compass zone adjustment
77
Compass calibration adjustment
77
CENTER CONSOLE
78
INSTRUMENT PANEL STORAGE COMPARTMENT
79
AUXILIARY POWER POINT (12V DC)
79
POWER WINDOWS
80
One-touch up or down
80
Global open windows (if equipped)
80
Bounce-back
81
Security override
81
Window lock
81
Accessory delay
81
INTERIOR MIRROR
82
Automatic dimming interior rear view mirror (if equipped)
82
EXTERIOR MIRRORS
83
Power side view mirrors
83
Heated outside mirrors (if equipped)
83
Blind spot mirrors (if equipped)
83
SPEED CONTROL
83
Using speed controls
84
Setting speed control
84
Disengaging speed control
85
Resuming a set speed
85
Increasing speed while using speed control
85
Reducing speed while using speed control
85
Turning off speed control
85
STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS (IF EQUIPPED)
86
Radio control features
86
MOON ROOF (IF EQUIPPED)
87
UNIVERSAL GARAGE DOOR OPENER (IF EQUIPPED)
89
90
Types of garage door openers (rolling code and fixed code)
90
Rolling code programming
91
Fixed code programming
92
Erasing the function button codes
93
FCC and RSS-210 Industry Canada Compliance
93
POSITIVE RETENTION FLOOR MAT
93
INTERIOR TRUNK CONTROL
94
Locks and Security
95
KEYS
95
MYKEY?
96
POWER DOOR LOCKS
101
Smart locks
101
Autolock feature
101
Deactivating/activating autolock feature
102
Power door unlock/lock procedure
102
Keyless entry keypad procedure
103
Autounlock feature
103
Deactivating/activating autounlock feature
103
Power door unlock/lock procedure
104
Keyless entry keypad procedure
104
CHILDPROOF DOOR LOCKS
105
INTERIOR LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT RELEASE
105
REMOTE ENTRY SYSTEM
107
Unlocking the doors/two-stage unlock
107
Opening front windows and moon roof (if equipped)
108
Locking the doors
108
Car finder
108
Sounding a panic alarm
108
Opening the trunk
109
Replacing the battery
109
Replacing lost integrated keyhead transmitters (IKTs)
109
How to reprogram your integrated keyhead transmitters (IKTs)
110
Illuminated entry
110
Illuminated exit
110
Battery saver
110
SECURICODE™ KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
111
Programming a personal entry code
111
Erasing personal code
111
Anti-scan feature
111
Unlocking and locking the doors using keyless entry
112
SECURILOCK? PASSIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM
112
Anti-theft indicator
113
Automatic arming
113
Automatic disarming
113
Replacement of Integrated Keyhead Transmitters and Coded Keys
114
Programming spare keys
114
PERIMETER ALARM SYSTEM
116
Arming the system
116
Disarming the system
117
Triggering the anti-theft system
117
Seating and Safety Restraints
118
FRONT SEATS
118
Adjustable head restraints
118
Adjusting the front manual seat (if equipped)
120
Using the manual lumbar support (if equipped)
121
Adjusting the front power seat (if equipped)
122
Power recline (if equipped)
123
Using the power lumbar support (if equipped)
123
Heated seats (if equipped)
124
REAR SEATS
125
Second-row adjustable head restraints
125
Folding rear head restraints (if equipped)
128
Split-folding rear seatbacks
128
Seat-mounted cup holders and armrest storage compartment
130
PERSONAL SAFETY SYSTEM™
130
How does the Personal Safety System work?
131
Driver and passenger dual-stage airbag supplemental restraints
131
Front crash severity sensor
131
Driver’s seat position sensor
131
Front passenger sensing system
131
Front safety belt usage sensors
132
Front safety belt pretensioners
132
Front safety belt energy management retractors
133
Determining if the Personal Safety System is operational
133
SAFETY BELT SYSTEM
133
Combination lap and shoulder belts
135
Restraint of pregnant women
135
Safety belt locking modes
136
Energy management feature — front outboard
138
Safety belt pretensioner
138
Safety belt extension assembly
138
Safety belt height adjustment
139
Safety belt warning light and indicator chime
139
Conditions of operation
139
Belt-Minder?
140
One-time disable
143
Deactivating and Activating the Belt-Minder? Feature
143
145
AIRBAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS)
145
Important supplemental restraint system precautions
145
Children and airbags
147
How does the safety belt pretensioner and airbag supplemental restraint system work?
147
Front passenger sensing system
149
Determining if the system is operational
153
Seat-mounted side airbag system
154
How does the side airbag system work?
155
Determining if the system is operational
156
Side-curtain airbag system
157
How does the side air-curtain system work?
158
Determining if the system is operational
160
SOS Post-Crash Alert System™
160
Disposal of airbags and airbag equipped vehicles (including pretensioners)
160
SAFETY RESTRAINTS FOR CHILDREN
161
Important child restraint precautions
161
Recommendations for attaching child safety restraints for children
163
Transporting children
164
SAFETY SEATS FOR CHILDREN
165
Infant and/or toddler seats
165
Installing child safety seats with combination lap and shoulder belts
166
Installing child safety seats with LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) attachments
169
Use of inboard lower anchors from the outboard seating positions (center seating use)
171
Combining safety belt and LATCH lower anchors for attaching child safety seats
171
Attaching tether straps
171
Child booster seats
174
When children should use booster seats
174
Types of booster seats
175
The importance of shoulder belts
177
Child restraint and safety belt maintenance
177
Tires, Wheels and Loading
179
INFORMATION ABOUT UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADING
179
Treadwear
179
Traction AA A B C
179
Temperature A B C
180
TIRES
180
Glossary of Tire Terminology
180
INFLATING YOUR TIRES
181
TIRE CARE
183
Inspecting your tires and wheel valve stems
183
Tire wear
184
Damage
184
U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number (TIN)
185
Tire Replacement Requirements
185
Safety Practices
187
Highway Hazards
187
Tire and Wheel Alignment
187
Tire rotation
188
INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE TIRE SIDEWALL
188
Information on “P” type tires
189
Additional information contained on the tire sidewall for “LT” type tires
192
Information on “T” type tires
193
Location of the tire label
193
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)
194
Changing Tires with a TPMS
195
Understanding your tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
196
When your temporary spare tire is installed
196
When you believe your system is not operating properly
197
When inflating your tires
198
How temperature affects your tire pressure
198
SNOW TIRES AND CHAINS
199
VEHICLE LOADING
200
TRAILER TOWING
205
RECREATIONAL TOWING
206
Driving
207
STARTING
207
Positions of the ignition
207
Starting your vehicle
207
Important safety precautions
208
Starting the engine
210
Guarding Against Exhaust Fumes
210
Important Ventilating Information
210
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER (IF EQUIPPED)
211
BRAKES
212
Four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
212
Using ABS
213
ABS warning lamp
213
Brake over accelerator
213
Parking brake
214
ADVANCETRAC? STABILITY ENHANCEMENT SYSTEM
214
STEERING
218
Speed sensitive steering
220
BRAKE-SHIFT INTERLOCK
220
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION OPERATION
222
Understanding the gearshift positions of the 6–speed automatic transmission equipped with a 2.5L I4 engine (if equipped)
222
Understanding the gearshift positions of the 6–speed automatic transmission equipped with a 3.0L or 3.5L V6 Duratec? engine (
224
Understanding your SelectShift Automatic™ transmission (SST) gearshift lever
226
Recommended shift speeds
227
If Your Vehicle Gets Stuck in Mud or Snow
228
MANUAL TRANSMISSION OPERATION (IF EQUIPPED)
228
Using the clutch
228
Recommended shift speeds
228
Reverse
229
Parking your vehicle
229
Removing the key
230
REVERSE SENSING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
230
REARVIEW CAMERA SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
232
BLIND SPOT MIRRORS (IF EQUIPPED)
234
BLIND SPOT INFORMATION SYSTEM (BLIS?) WITH CROSS TRAFFIC ALERT (CTA) (IF EQUIPPED)
235
ALL-WHEEL DRIVE (AWD) SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
241
Driving on slippery surfaces with AWD vehicles
241
Basic operating principles
241
If your vehicle goes off the edge of the pavement
242
If your vehicle gets stuck
242
Emergency maneuvers
243
AWD systems (if equipped)
243
Sand
243
Mud and water
243
Driving on hilly or sloping terrain
244
Driving on snow and ice
245
Maintenance and modifications
246
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
248
Vehicles sold in Canada : Getting roadside assistance
249
Vehicles sold in Canada : Using roadside assistance
249
HAZARD FLASHER CONTROL
249
FUEL PUMP SHUT-OFF SWITCH (3.5L ENGINE)
249
FUEL PUMP SHUT-OFF (2.5L AND 3.0L ENGINES)
250
FUSES AND RELAYS
251
Fuses
251
Standard fuse amperage rating and color
251
Passenger compartment fuse panel
251
Power distribution box
254
CHANGING THE TIRES
257
Dissimilar spare tire/wheel information
258
Stopping and securing the vehicle
260
Removing the spare tire and jack
260
Tire change procedure
261
Stowing the wheel and jack
263
WHEEL LUG NUT TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
263
RUNNING OUT OF FUEL
264
JUMP STARTING
264
Preparing your vehicle
265
Connecting the jumper cables
265
Jump Starting
266
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)
272
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
280
2.5L ENGINE
280
3.0L ENGINE
281
3.5L ENGINE
281
PLASTIC (NON-PAINTED) EXTERIOR PARTS
281
WINDOWS AND WIPER BLADES
282
INSTRUMENT PANEL/INTERIOR TRIM AND CLUSTER LENS
282
INTERIOR
283
LEATHER SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
284
UNDERBODY
284
FORD AND LINCOLN CAR CARE PRODUCTS
285
Maintenance and Specifications
286
SERVICE RECOMMENDATIONS
286
PRECAUTIONS WHEN SERVICING YOUR VEHICLE
286
Working with the engine off
286
Working with the engine on
286
OPENING THE HOOD
287
IDENTIFYING COMPONENTS IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT
288
2.5L I4 engine
288
3.0L V6 engine
289
3.5L V6 engine
290
WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID
291
CHANGING THE WIPER BLADES
291
ENGINE OIL
292
Checking the engine oil
292
Adding engine oil
295
Engine oil and filter recommendations
296
Use SAE 5W-20 engine oil
296
BATTERY
297
ENGINE COOLANT
299
Checking engine coolant
299
Adding engine coolant
300
Recycled engine coolant
303
Coolant refill capacity
303
Severe climates
303
What you should know about fail-safe cooling (2.5L I4 and 3.5L V6 engines only)
304
How fail-safe cooling works
304
When fail-safe mode is activated
305
FUEL FILTER
305
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT AUTOMOTIVE FUELS
306
Important safety precautions
306
Refueling
308
Easy Fuel? “no cap” fuel system
308
Flex fuel vehicle (FFV) fuel fill inlet
309
Choosing the right fuel
310
Octane Recommendations
310
FFV engine (if equipped)
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
313
Driving style — good driving and fuel economy habits
314
Habits
314
Maintenance
315
Conditions
315
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
315
On-board diagnostics (OBD-II)
317
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) testing
317
POWER STEERING FLUID
318
BRAKE/CLUTCH FLUID
319
TRANSMISSION FLUID
320
Checking 6-speed automatic transmission fluid (AWF21) (if equipped)
320
Checking automatic transmission fluid at normal operating temperature (140°F-158°F [60°C-70°C])
320
Checking automatic transmission fluid at cool temperature (59°F-77°F [15°C-25°C])
321
Low fluid level
321
High fluid level
321
Adjusting automatic transmission fluid levels
321
Checking automatic transmission fluid (6F35) (if equipped)
322
Low fluid level
323
Correct fluid level
323
High fluid level
323
Adjusting automatic transmission fluid levels
323
Checking and adding manual transmission fluid (if equipped)
324
AIR FILTER
324
Changing the air filter element
325
VEHICLE STORAGE
327
MOTORCRAFT PART NUMBERS
330
MAINTENANCE PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS AND CAPACITIES
331
ENGINE DATA
336
Engine drivebelt routing
336
IDENTIFYING YOUR VEHICLE
337
Safety Compliance Certification Label
337
Vehicle identification number (VIN)
338
TRANSMISSION CODE DESIGNATIONS
339
Accessories
340
FORD CUSTOM ACCESSORIES FOR YOUR VEHICLE
340
Exterior style
340
Interior style
340
Lifestyle
340
Peace of mind
341
Ford Extended Service Plan
342
FORD ESP EXTENDED SERVICE PLANS (U.S. ONLY)
342
FORD ESP EXTENDED SERVICE PLANS (CANADA ONLY)
345
Scheduled Maintenance
346
GENERAL MAINTENANCE INFORMATION
346
Why Maintain Your Vehicle?
346
Protecting Your Investment
346
Oils, Fluids and Flushing
347
Genuine Ford Parts and Service
347
Convenience
348
Factory-trained Technicians
348
Genuine Ford and Motorcraft? Replacement Parts
348
Value Shopping for Your Vehicle’s Maintenance Needs
348
Owner Checks and Services
348
Multi-Point Inspection
350
NORMAL SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE AND LOG
352
Intelligent Oil Life Monitor™
352
Maintenance Schedule Log
355
SPECIAL OPERATING CONDITIONS
358
Special Operating Condition Log
360
EXCEPTIONS
362
ENGINE COOLANT CHANGE RECORD
363
Engine Coolant Change Log
363
Index
364

FAQ about the 2012 Ford Fusion Manual

What contains the 2012 Fusion manual?

The Ford Fusion owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Ford to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Ford Fusion. 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 2012 owner's manual:

  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Best practice for driving your Ford Fusion
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues

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

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