2012 Ford Mustang Owner's Manual

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

Online manual

Size:
2.5 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
Message center
19
Info
19
System check and vehicle feature customization
21
System warnings
25
Entertainment Systems
29
Audio systems
29
AM/FM Single CD/MP3 satellite-compatible sound system
29
Setting the clock
29
AM/FM radio
30
RDS radio
31
CD/MP3 player
31
Satellite radio (if equipped)
33
Sound adjustments
37
Extra features
38
Auxiliary input jack (Line in)
38
USB port (if equipped)
40
General audio information
41
Satellite radio information (if equipped)
44
Navigation system (if equipped)
47
SYNC? (if equipped)
47
Climate Controls
48
Manual heating and air conditioning system (if equipped)
48
Operating tips
49
Dual zone automatic temperature control (navigation-based) (if equipped)
51
Touchscreen functions
53
Voice commands in climate mode
53
Operating tips
54
Rear window defroster
55
Cabin air filter
55
Lights
56
Headlamp Control
56
Automatic instrumentation illumination
56
Autolamp control (if equipped)
56
Autolamps - programmable exit delay
57
Fog lamp control (if equipped)
57
High beams
58
Flash-to-pass
58
Daytime running lamps (DRL) (if equipped)
58
PANEL DIMMER CONTROL
59
Aiming the headlamps
59
Vertical aim adjustment
60
TURN SIGNAL CONTROL
61
INTERIOR LAMPS
62
Dome/Map lamps
62
Bulb Replacement
62
Lamp assembly condensation
62
BULB SPECIFICATION CHART
63
Replacing interior bulbs
63
Replacing exterior bulbs
63
Replacing headlamp bulbs
64
Replacing HID headlamp bulbs (if equipped)
64
Replacing front parking lamp/turn signal bulbs
65
Replacing front sidemarker bulb
66
Replacing tail lamp/brake/rear turn signal lamps
66
Replacing backup bulbs
67
Replacing rear sidemarker lamp bulbs
68
Replacing fog lamp bulbs (GT) (if equipped)
68
Replacing fog lamp bulbs (GT-CS) (if equipped)
69
Replacing fog lamp bulbs (V6) (if equipped)
69
Replacing license plate lamp bulbs
69
Driver Controls
70
Multi-function lever
70
Windshield wiper rainlamp feature (if equipped with autolamp)
70
Tilt Steering Wheel
71
Illuminated visor mirror (if equipped)
71
Flexible visor storage system (if equipped)
72
Electronic compass (if equipped)
72
Compass zone adjustment
73
Compass calibration adjustment
73
Center console
74
Auxiliary power point (12V DC)
75
Power Windows
75
One-touch up or down (front windows only)
76
Restoring the one-touch up functionality (front windows only)
76
Bounce-back (front windows only)
76
Bounce-back override (front windows only)
77
Short drop glass (front windows only)
77
Rear power windows (convertible only)
77
Rear power windows manual override (convertible only)
78
Accessory delay
78
Interior mirror
78
Automatic dimming interior rear view mirror (if equipped)
78
Exterior Mirrors
79
Power side view mirrors
79
Blind spot mirrors (if equipped)
79
Speed control
79
Using speed controls
80
Setting speed control
80
Disengaging speed control
81
Resuming a set speed
81
Increasing speed while using speed control
81
Reducing speed while using speed control
81
Turning off speed control
81
STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS (IF EQUIPPED)
82
Universal garage door opener (if equipped)
83
Car2U? Home Automation System (if equipped)
83
Types of garage door openers (rolling code and fixed code)
84
Rolling code programming
84
Fixed code programming
86
Erasing the Car2U? Home Automation System buttons
88
FCC and RSS-210 Industry Canada Compliance
88
Positive Retention Floor Mat
89
Convertible (If equipped)
90
Lowering the convertible top
90
Installation of the boot (if equipped)
92
Raising the convertible top
93
Roller blind sun shade (if equipped)
95
Interior trunk control
95
Locks and Security
96
Keys
96
MyKey?
97
Power door locks
102
Smart locks
103
Autolock (if equipped)
103
Deactivating/activating autolock
104
Power door unlock/lock procedure
104
Autounlock (if equipped)
105
Deactivating/activating autounlock
105
Power door lock switch autounlock enable/disable procedure
105
Interior luggage compartment release
106
Remote entry system
107
Unlocking the doors/two-stage unlock
108
Locking the doors
109
Car finder
109
Sounding a panic alarm
109
Opening the trunk
110
Replacing the battery
110
Replacing lost integrated keyhead transmitters (IKTs)
111
How to reprogram your integrated keyhead transmitters (IKTs)
111
Illuminated entry
111
Illuminated exit
111
Battery saver
112
Securilock? passive anti-theft system
112
Anti-theft indicator
113
Automatic arming
113
Automatic disarming
113
Replacement of integrated keyhead transmitters (IKT) and coded keys
113
Programming spare keys
114
Active anti-theft system (if equipped)
115
Arming the system
116
Disarming the system
117
Triggering the anti-theft system
117
Seating and Safety Restraints
118
Front seats
118
Head restraints
118
Non-adjustable head restraints (if equipped)
118
Adjustable head restraints (if equipped)
119
Titling head restraints (if equipped)
122
Adjusting the manual seats (if equipped)
122
Four-way seat adjust (driver side only)
123
Adjusting the power seats (if equipped)
123
Using the power lumbar support (if equipped)
125
Heated seats (if equipped)
126
Rear seat entry/exit
126
Rear seats (if equipped)
127
Non-adjustable head restraints
127
2nd row seat/split-folding rear seat (if equipped)
128
Rear seat delete (if equipped)
129
Personal Safety System™
129
How does the Personal Safety System™ work?
130
Driver and passenger dual-stage airbag supplemental restraints
130
Front crash severity sensor
130
Driver’s seat position sensor
130
Front passenger sensing system
130
Front safety belt usage sensors
131
Front safety belt pretensioners
131
Front safety belt energy management retractors
132
Determining if the Personal Safety System is operational
132
Safety Belt System
132
Combination lap and shoulder belts
134
Restraint of pregnant women
135
Safety belt locking modes
136
Energy management feature
137
Safety belt pretensioner
137
Safety belt extension assembly
137
Safety belt warning light and indicator chime
138
Conditions of operation
138
Belt-Minder?
138
Deactivating/activating the Belt-Minder? feature
141
AIRBAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS)
143
Important SRS precautions
143
Children and airbags
145
How does the safety belt pretensioner and airbag supplemental restraint system work?
145
Front passenger sensing system
147
Seat-mounted side airbag system
151
How does the side airbag system work?
152
Determining if the system is operational
154
SOS Post-Crash Alert System™
154
Disposal of airbags and airbag equipped vehicles
154
Safety restraints for children
155
Important child restraint precautions
155
Recommendations for attaching child safety restraints for children
157
Transporting children
158
Safety seats for children
159
Infant and/or toddler seats
159
Installing child safety seats with combination lap and shoulder belts
160
Attaching child safety seats with LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) attachments
163
Combining safety belt and LATCH lower anchors for attaching child safety seats
165
Attaching child safety seats with tether straps
165
For convertible:
168
Child booster seats
170
When children should use booster seats
171
Types of booster seats
172
The importance of shoulder belts
174
Child restraint and safety belt maintenance
174
Tires, Wheels and Loading
175
Information about uniform tire quality grading
175
Treadwear
175
Traction AA A B C
175
Temperature A B C
176
Tires
176
Glossary of Tire Terminology
176
Inflating your tires
177
Tire care
179
Inspecting your tires and wheel valve stems
179
Tire wear
180
Damage
180
U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number (TIN)
181
Tire Replacement Requirements
181
Safety Practices
183
Highway hazards
183
Tire and Wheel Alignment
183
Tire Rotation
184
Information Contained on the Tire Sidewall
184
Information on “P” type tires
185
Additional information contained on the tire sidewall for “LT” type tires
188
Information on “T” type tires
189
Location of the tire label
189
Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
190
Changing Tires with a TPMS
191
Understanding your tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
191
When your temporary spare tire is installed
191
When you believe your system is not operating properly
192
When inflating your tires
193
How temperature affects your tire pressure
193
Snow tires and chains
194
Summer tires
195
Vehicle loading – with and without a trailer
195
Trailer towing
202
Preparing to tow
203
Hitches
203
Safety chains
203
Trailer brakes
203
Trailer lamps
204
Driving while you tow
204
Trailer towing tips
204
Recreational towing
205
Driving
206
Starting
206
Positions of the ignition
206
Preparing to start your vehicle
206
Important safety precautions
207
Starting the engine
209
Guarding Against Exhaust Fumes
210
Important Ventilating Information
210
Engine block heater (if equipped)
210
Brakes
212
Four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
212
Using ABS
212
ABS warning lamp
212
Parking brake
213
AdvanceTrac? stability enhancement system
213
Steering
218
Selectable steering
218
AXLE INFORMATION
219
Traction-Lok™ axle (if equipped)
219
Axle with Torsen™ differential (if equipped)
219
Brake-shift interlock
219
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION (IF EQUIPPED)
221
Driving with a 6-speed automatic transmission
221
If your vehicle gets stuck in mud or snow
223
Manual transmission operation (if equipped)
223
Using the clutch
223
Recommended shift speeds
224
Skip Shift (if equipped) (V8 engines only)
225
Reverse
225
Parking your vehicle
226
Reverse sensing system (if equipped)
226
Rearview camera system (if equipped)
228
Blind spot mirrors (if equipped)
230
Driving through water
231
Roadside Emergencies
232
ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
232
Vehicles sold in the U.S. : Getting roadside assistance
232
Vehicles sold in the U.S. : Using roadside assistance
233
Vehicles sold in Canada : Getting roadside assistance
233
Vehicles sold in Canada : Using roadside assistance
233
Hazard flasher control
233
Fuel Pump Shut-off
234
Fuses and relays
234
Fuses
234
Standard fuse amperage rating and color
235
Passenger compartment fuse panel
236
Power distribution box
238
Auxiliary relay with heated seats (if equipped)
242
Changing the tires
242
Dissimilar spare tire/wheel information
242
Stopping and securing the vehicle
244
Tire change procedure
244
Temporary Mobility Kit (if equipped)
247
General information
248
Tips for use of the temporary mobility kit
249
What to do when a Tire Is Punctured
250
First stage: Reinflating the tire with sealing compound and air
250
Second stage: Checking tire pressure
252
What to do after the tire has been sealed
253
Wheel Lug Nut Torque Specifications
256
Running out of fuel
256
Jump starting
257
Preparing your vehicle
257
Connecting the jumper cables
258
Jump starting
259
Removing the jumper cables
259
Wrecker towing
260
Emergency towing
261
Customer Assistance
262
GETTING THE SERVICES YOU NEED
262
Away from home
262
Additional assistance
263
IN CALIFORNIA (U.S. ONLY)
264
THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU (BBB) AUTO LINE PROGRAM (U.S. ONLY)
265
UTILIZING THE MEDIATION/ARBITRATION PROGRAM (CANADA ONLY)
266
GETTING ASSISTANCE OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND CANADA
266
ORDERING ADDITIONAL OWNER’S LITERATURE
268
Obtaining a French Owner’s Guide
269
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (U.S. ONLY)
269
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (CANADA ONLY)
269
Cleaning
270
Washing the exterior
270
Waxing
271
Paint chips
271
Aluminum wheels and wheel covers
271
Engine
272
3.7L V6 engine
272
5.0L V8 engine
273
Plastic (non-painted) exterior parts
273
Windows and wiper blades
273
Convertible top and padded molding
274
Instrument panel/Interior trim and cluster lens
274
Interior
275
Leather seats (if equipped)
276
Underbody
276
Ford and Lincoln car care products
277
Maintenance and Specifications
278
Service recommendations
278
Precautions when servicing your vehicle
278
Working with the engine off
278
Working with the engine on
278
Opening the hood
279
Identifying components in the engine compartment
280
3.7L V6 engine
280
5.0L V8 engine
281
Windshield washer fluid
282
Changing the wiper blades
283
Engine oil
283
Checking the engine oil
283
Adding engine oil
285
Engine oil and filter recommendations
285
Use SAE 5W-20 engine oil
286
Battery
287
Engine coolant
289
Checking engine coolant
289
Adding engine coolant
290
Recycled engine coolant
292
Coolant refill capacity
292
Severe climates
293
What you should know about fail-safe cooling
293
How fail-safe cooling works
293
When fail-safe mode is activated
294
Fuel Filter
295
What you should know about automotive fuels
295
Important safety precautions
295
Refueling
296
Easy Fuel? “no cap” fuel system
297
Choosing the right fuel
298
Octane recommendations
298
Octane recommendations (5.0L V8 engine)
299
Fuel quality
299
Cleaner air
299
Running out of fuel
299
Refilling with a portable fuel container
300
Essentials of good fuel economy
301
Measuring techniques
301
Filling the tank
301
Calculating fuel economy
302
Driving style — good driving and fuel economy habits
302
Habits
302
Maintenance
303
Conditions
303
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
304
On-board diagnostics (OBD-II)
305
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) testing
306
Brake/clutch fluid
307
Transmission fluid
307
Checking automatic transmission fluid
307
Checking and adding manual transmission fluid (if equipped)
308
Air filter
309
Changing the air filter element
309
Vehicle storage
310
Motorcraft part numbers
312
Maintenance product specifications and capacities
313
Engine data
316
Engine drivebelt routing
316
Identifying your vehicle
317
Safety Compliance Certification Label
317
Vehicle identification number (VIN)
318
Transmission code designations
319
Accessories
320
Ford Custom Accessories for your vehicle
320
Exterior style
320
Interior style
321
Lifestyle
321
Peace of mind
321
Ford Extended Service Plan
323
FORD ESP EXTENDED SERVICE PLANS (U.S. ONLY)
323
FORD ESP EXTENDED SERVICE PLANS (CANADA ONLY)
326
Scheduled Maintenance
327
GENERAL MAINTENANCE INFORMATION
327
Why maintain your vehicle?
327
Protecting your investment
327
Oils, fluids and flushing
328
Genuine Ford parts and service
329
Convenience
329
Factory-trained technicians
329
Genuine Ford and Motorcraft? replacement parts
329
Value shopping for your vehicle’s maintenance needs
329
Owner checks and services
329
Multi-point inspection
331
NORMAL SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE AND LOG
333
Intelligent Oil Life Monitor™ – 3.7L and 5.0L Engines
333
Maintenance schedule log
336
SPECIAL OPERATING CONDITIONS – 3.7L AND 5.0L ENGINES
339
Special operating condition log
341
EXCEPTIONS
343
ENGINE COOLANT CHANGE RECORD
344
Engine coolant change log
344
Index
345

FAQ about the 2012 Ford Mustang Manual

What contains the 2012 Mustang manual?

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

  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Best practice for driving your Ford Mustang
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Ford Mustang owners can do

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