2012 Ford Transit Connect Owner's Manual

2012 Ford Transit Connect owners manual
Year:
2012
Make:
Ford
Model:
Transit Connect
Rating:
(7)

Online manual

Size:
3.31 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
Special Notices
6
New Vehicle Limited Warranty
6
Special instructions
6
Transit Connect Electric vehicles
6
Notice to owners of pickup trucks and utility type vehicles
6
Using your vehicle as an ambulance
7
Data Recording
7
Service Data Recording
7
Event Data Recording
7
Vehicle Modification Data Recording
9
Cell phone use
10
Export unique (Non–United States/Canada) vehicle specific information
11
Instrument Cluster
14
Warning lights and chimes
14
Electric vehicles
18
Gauges
19
Entertainment Systems
23
Audio systems
23
AM/FM stereo (if equipped)
23
AM/FM Radio
23
AM/FM stereo system (if equipped, late availability)
24
AM/FM stereo with single CD (if equipped)
26
Setting the clock
27
AM/FM radio
27
CD player
28
Sound Adjustments
28
Extra Features
28
AM/FM stereo single CD sound system (if equipped, late availability)
29
Auxiliary input jack (Line in)
33
USB port (if equipped, late availability)
35
Bluetooth hands-free system (if equipped)
36
Phone compatibility
37
Getting started
37
Pairing (bonding) your phone
37
Voice recognition
38
Microphone
39
Voice commands
39
Phone features
41
Making a call using voice commands
42
Making a call using your phone book entries
42
Ending a call
42
Answering an incoming call
42
Answering a second incoming call
43
Redialing a number
43
Changing the active phone
43
Deleting a phone
44
General audio information
44
SYNC (if equipped, late availability)
46
Climate Controls
47
Manual heating and air conditioning system
47
Operating tips
48
Electric vehicles
49
Auxiliary climate control (if equipped)
49
Rear window defroster (if equipped) / Heated mirrors (if equipped)
50
Heated Windshield Control (if equipped)
50
Lights
51
Headlamp Control
51
Front fog lamps (if equipped)
51
Rear fog lamp
51
High beams
52
Flash-to-pass
52
Daytime running lamps (DRL) (if equipped)
52
PANEL DIMMER CONTROL
53
Aiming the headlamps
53
Vertical aim adjustment
53
TURN SIGNAL CONTROL
54
INTERIOR LAMPS
55
Dome lamp
55
Reading lamps (if equipped)
55
Approach lamps (if equipped)
55
Bulb Replacement
55
Lamp assembly condensation
55
Using the right bulbs
56
Replacing interior bulbs
57
Replacing front dome lamps
57
Replacing rear dome lamps
57
Replacing reading bulbs
58
Replacing exterior bulbs
58
Replacing headlamp bulbs
58
Replacing front parking lamp bulbs
59
Replacing front turn signal bulbs
59
Replacing front fog lamp bulbs (if equipped)
60
Replacing tail/brake/rear fog/backup lamps and turn signal bulbs
60
Replacing front and rear side marker bulbs
62
Replacing side repeater bulbs
62
Replacing high-mount brake lamp bulbs
63
Replacing license plate lamp bulbs
63
Driver Controls
64
Windshield Wipers
64
Rear window wiper/washer (if equipped)
64
Tilt and telescope steering column
65
Visor slide-on-rod feature (if equipped)
65
Center console
66
Overhead storage shelf
66
Auxiliary power points (12V DC)
66
Power Windows (if equipped)
67
One-touch down
67
Interior mirror
68
Automatic dimming interior rear view mirror (if equipped)
68
Exterior Mirrors
69
Power side view mirrors (if equipped)
69
Fold-away mirrors
69
Blind spot mirrors
69
Speed control (if equipped)
69
Using speed control
70
Setting speed control
70
Disengaging speed control
70
Resuming a set speed
70
Increasing speed while using speed control
71
Reducing speed while using speed control
71
Turning off speed control
71
STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS (IF EQUIPPED)
71
Positive Retention Floor Mat
73
Dual rear doors
74
Locks and Security
76
Keys
76
Central unlocking/locking
76
Childproof door locks
76
Opening the sliding door
77
Remote entry system (if equipped)
77
Two-step door unlocking
78
One-step door unlocking
78
Switching from two-step to one-step door unlocking
79
Unlocking cargo doors
79
Locking the doors
79
Replacing the battery
79
Replacing lost remote entry transmitters
80
How to reprogram your remote entry transmitters
81
Illuminated entry
81
Securilock passive anti-theft system (if equipped)
82
Anti-theft indicator
82
Automatic arming
83
Automatic disarming
83
Replacement keys
83
Programming spare keys
83
Seating and Safety Restraints
85
Front seats
85
Adjustable head restraints
85
Adjusting the front manual seat
88
Using the manual lumbar support
89
Using the armrest (if equipped)
89
Rear seats
90
Second row adjustable head restraints (if equipped)
90
Folding down the rear seat (if equipped)
93
Returning the seat to the upright position
94
Personal Safety System™
95
How does the Personal Safety System work?
96
Driver and passenger dual-stage airbag supplemental restraints
96
Front crash severity sensors
96
Driver’s seat position sensor
96
Front passenger sensing system
97
Front safety belt usage sensors
97
Front outboard safety belt pretensioners
98
Front outboard safety belt energy management retractors
98
Determining if the Personal Safety System is operational
98
Safety Belt System
99
Combination lap and shoulder belts
100
Restraint of pregnant women
101
Safety belt locking modes
101
Safety belt pretensioner
103
Safety belt extension assembly
103
Front safety belt height adjustment
103
Safety belt warning light and indicator chime
104
Conditions of operation
104
Belt-Minder
104
Deactivating/activating the Belt-Minder feature
107
AIRBAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS)
108
Important SRS precautions
108
Children and airbags
110
How does the airbag supplemental restraint system work?
110
Front passenger sensing system
112
Determining if the system is operational
116
Seat-mounted side airbag system
117
How does the side airbag system work?
118
Determining if the system is operational
119
Disposal of airbags and airbag equipped vehicles (including pretensioners)
119
Safety restraints for children
120
Important child restraint precautions
120
Recommendations for attaching child safety restraints for children
122
Transporting children
123
Safety seats for children
124
Infant and/or toddler seats
124
Installing child safety seats with combination lap and shoulder belts
124
Attaching child safety seats with LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) attachments
128
Combining safety belt and LATCH lower anchors for attaching child safety seats
130
Combining LATCH lower anchors with tethers for attaching child safety seats (5-Passenger Taxi only)
130
Attaching child safety seats with tether straps
131
Child booster seats
134
When children should use booster seats
135
Types of booster seats
136
The importance of shoulder belts
137
Child restraint and safety belt maintenance
138
Tires, Wheels and Loading
139
Notice to utility vehicle and truck owners
139
Vehicle characteristics
140
How your vehicle differs from other vehicles
140
Information about uniform tire quality grading
141
Treadwear
141
Traction AA A B C
141
Temperature A B C
142
Tires
142
Glossary of tire terminology
142
Inflating your tires
143
Electric vehicles
145
Tire care
145
Inspecting your tires and wheel valve stems
145
Tire wear
146
Damage
146
U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number (TIN)
147
Tire replacement requirements
147
Safety practices
148
Highway hazards
149
Tire and wheel alignment
149
Tire rotation
149
Information contained on the tire sidewall
150
Information on “P” type tires
151
Additional information contained on the tire sidewall for “LT” type tires
154
Information on “T” type tires
155
Location of the tire label
155
Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
156
Changing tires with a TPMS
157
Understanding your tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
157
When your temporary spare tire is installed
157
When you believe your system is not operating properly
158
When inflating your tires
159
How temperature affects your tire pressure
159
TPMS reset procedure
160
Overview
160
Performing the TPMS reset procedure
160
Snow tires and chains
162
Vehicle loading
163
Special loading instructions for owners of pick-up trucks and utility-type vehicles
168
Trailer towing
169
Recreational towing
169
Driving
170
Starting
170
Electric vehicles
170
Positions of the ignition
170
Preparing to start your vehicle
170
Important safety precautions
171
Starting the engine
172
Guarding against exhaust fumes
173
Important ventilating information
173
Engine block heater (if equipped)
173
Brakes
175
Four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
175
Using ABS
175
ABS warning lamp
175
Brake over accelerator
176
Parking brake
176
AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control™ (RSC) stability enhancement system
177
Steering
180
Preparing to drive
181
Vehicle stability and handling
181
Emergency maneuvers
182
Brake-shift interlock
183
Automatic transmission operation
184
Electric vehicles
184
Understanding the gearshift positions of the 4–speed automatic transmission
184
Reverse sensing system (if equipped)
186
Rearview camera system (if equipped)
188
Blind spot mirrors
189
Driving through water
191
Electric vehicles
191
Roadside Emergencies
192
Roadside Assistance
192
Vehicles sold in the U.S. : Getting roadside assistance
192
Vehicles sold in the U.S. : Using roadside assistance
192
Vehicles sold in Canada : Getting roadside assistance
193
Vehicles sold in Canada : Using roadside assistance
193
Hazard flasher control
193
Fuel pump shut-off switch
193
Electric vehicles
194
Fuses and relays
194
Electric vehicles
194
Fuses
194
Standard fuse amperage rating and color
195
Passenger compartment fuse panel
195
Power distribution box
199
Changing the tires
202
Dissimilar spare tire/wheel information
202
Stopping and securing the vehicle
204
Removing the spare tire
204
Electric vehicles
205
Tire change procedure
206
Electric vehicles
208
Stowing the flat/spare tire
208
Wheel lug nut torque specifications
209
Jump starting
210
Electric vehicles
210
Preparing your vehicle
210
Connecting the jumper cables
211
Jump starting
211
Removing the jumper cables
212
Wrecker towing
213
Electric vehicles
213
Emergency towing
214
Customer Assistance
215
GETTING THE SERVICES YOU NEED
215
Away from home
215
Additional assistance
216
In California (U.S. only)
217
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) Auto Line Program (U.S. only)
218
Utilizing The Mediation/Arbitration Program (Canada only)
219
GETTING ASSISTANCE OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND CANADA
219
ORDERING ADDITIONAL OWNER’S LITERATURE
221
Obtaining a French Owner’s Guide
221
Reporting safety defects (U.S. only)
222
Reporting safety defects (Canada only)
222
Cleaning
223
Washing the exterior
223
Waxing
224
Paint chips
224
Aluminum wheels and wheel covers
224
Engine
225
Electric vehicles
225
Plastic (non-painted) exterior parts
226
Windows and wiper blades
226
Instrument panel/Interior trim and cluster lens
227
Interior
228
Leather seats (if equipped)
228
Underbody
229
Electric vehicles
229
Ford and Lincoln car care products
229
Maintenance and Specifications
230
Service recommendations
230
Electric vehicles
230
Precautions when servicing your vehicle
230
Working with the engine off
230
Working with the engine on
230
Opening the hood
231
Identifying components in the engine compartment
232
Windshield washer fluid
233
Changing the wiper blades
233
Rear window wiper blades (if equipped)
234
Engine oil
234
Checking the engine oil
234
Adding engine oil
235
Engine oil and filter recommendations
235
Use SAE 5W-20 engine oil
235
Battery
236
Engine coolant
238
Electric vehicles
238
Checking engine coolant
238
Adding engine coolant
239
Recycled engine coolant
241
Coolant refill capacity
241
Severe climates
242
What you should know about fail-safe cooling (if equipped)
242
How fail-safe cooling works
243
When fail-safe mode is activated
243
Fuel Filter
243
What you should know about automotive fuels
244
Important safety precautions
244
Refueling
245
Fuel filler cap
246
Choosing the right fuel
247
Octane recommendations
247
Fuel quality
248
Cleaner air
248
Running out of fuel
248
Essentials of good fuel economy
249
Measuring techniques
249
Filling the tank
249
Calculating fuel economy
250
Driving style — good driving and fuel economy habits
250
Habits
250
Maintenance
251
Conditions
251
Emission control system
252
On-board diagnostics (OBD-II)
253
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) testing
254
Power steering fluid
255
Electric vehicles
255
Brake fluid
255
Transmission fluid
256
Electric vehicles
256
Checking automatic transmission fluid
256
Low fluid level
257
Correct fluid level
257
High fluid level
257
Adjusting automatic transmission fluid levels
257
Air filter
258
Changing the air filter element
258
Vehicle storage
259
Electric vehicles
260
Motorcraft part numbers
261
Maintenance product specifications and capacities
262
Engine data
264
Engine drivebelt routing
265
Identifying your vehicle
265
Safety Compliance Certification Label
265
Vehicle identification number (VIN)
266
Electric vehicles
266
Transmission code designations
267
Accessories
268
Ford Custom Accessories for your vehicle
268
Exterior style
268
Interior style
268
Lifestyle
268
Peace of mind
269
Ford Extended Service Plan
270
Ford ESP Extended Service Plans (U.S. Only)
270
Ford ESP Extended Service Plans (Canada Only)
273
Scheduled Maintenance
274
GENERAL MAINTENANCE INFORMATION
274
Electric vehicles
274
Why maintain your vehicle?
274
Protecting your investment
274
Oils, fluids and flushing
275
Genuine Ford parts and service
275
Convenience
275
Factory-trained technicians
275
Genuine Ford and Motorcraft replacement parts
276
Value shopping for your vehicle’s maintenance needs
276
Owner checks and services
276
Multi-point inspection
277
NORMAL SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE AND LOG
279
Maintenance schedule log
283
SPECIAL OPERATING CONDITIONS
286
Special operating condition log
290
Exceptions
292
ENGINE COOLANT CHANGE RECORD
293
Engine coolant change log
293
Index
294

FAQ about the 2012 Ford Transit Connect Manual

What contains the 2012 Transit Connect manual?

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

  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Maintenance for your Ford Transit Connect, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support

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