2012 Lincoln Mkz Owner's Manual

2012 Lincoln Mkz owners manual
Year:
2012
Make:
Lincoln
Model:
Mkz
Rating:
(8)

Online manual

Size:
4.25 MB

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
1
Introduction
4
CONGRATULATIONS
4
SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION
5
Warning symbols in this guide
5
Warning symbols on your vehicle
5
Protecting the environment
5
CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING
5
PERCHLORATE MATERIAL
5
BREAKING-IN YOUR VEHICLE
6
SPECIAL NOTICES
6
New Vehicle Limited Warranty
6
Special instructions
6
DATA RECORDING
7
Service Data Recording
7
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
18
Info (information menu)
19
System check and vehicle feature customization
20
System warnings
23
Entertainment Systems
27
AUDIO SYSTEMS
27
AM/FM in-dash CD6/MP3 satellite compatible Lincoln premium sound/THX? audio system
27
Setting the clock
28
AM/FM Radio
28
RDS Radio
29
Six Disc CD/MP3 Player
29
Satellite Radio
31
Sound Adjustments
34
Extra Features
34
Auxiliary input jack (Line in)
35
USB port
37
GENERAL AUDIO INFORMATION
38
Satellite radio information (if equipped)
39
NAVIGATION SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
42
SYNC?
42
Climate Controls
43
DUAL AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL (DATC) SYSTEM WITH HEATED AND COOLED SEATS
43
DUAL ZONE AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL WITH HEATED AND COOLED SEATS (NAVIGATION SYSTEM BASED–IF EQUIPPED)
46
TOUCHSCREEN FUNCTIONS
48
VOICE COMMANDS IN CLIMATE MODE
49
Operating tips
49
REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER
50
CABIN AIR FILTER
51
Lights
52
HEADLAMP CONTROL
52
Adaptive headlamps (if equipped)
52
Autolamp control
53
Autolamps - programmable exit delay
53
Fog lamp control
54
High beams
54
Flash-to-pass
54
Daytime running lamps (DRL) (if equipped)
55
PANEL DIMMER CONTROL
55
AIMING THE HEADLAMPS
56
Vertical aim adjustment
56
TURN SIGNAL CONTROL
57
INTERIOR LAMPS
58
Dome lamps and map lamps
58
Ambient lighting (if equipped)
58
BULB REPLACEMENT
59
Lamp assembly condensation
59
Using the right bulbs
60
Replacing interior bulbs
61
Replacing exterior bulbs
61
Replacing headlamp bulbs
61
Replacing HID headlamp bulbs (if equipped)
62
Replacing supplemental park bulbs
62
Replacing front parking lamp/turn signal bulb
64
Replacing stop/tail/turn and side marker bulbs
65
Replacing rear turn signal bulbs
65
Replacing backup lamp/supplemental tail lamp
66
Replacing high-mount brake lamp bulb
66
Replacing license plate lamp bulbs
67
Replacing fog lamp bulbs
67
Driver Controls
68
MULTI-FUNCTION LEVER
68
Windshield wiper rainlamp feature
69
TILT/TELESCOPE STEERING WHEEL
69
ILLUMINATED VISOR MIRROR
70
OVERHEAD CONSOLE
70
Storage compartment
70
ELECTRONIC COMPASS
71
Compass zone adjustment
71
Compass calibration adjustment
72
CENTER CONSOLE
73
AUXILIARY POWER POINT (12V DC)
73
POWER WINDOWS
74
One-touch up or down (front windows only)
74
Global open windows
75
Bounce-back
75
Security override
75
Window lock
75
Accessory delay
75
INTERIOR MIRROR
76
Automatic dimming interior rear view mirror
76
EXTERIOR MIRRORS
77
Power side view mirrors
77
Heated outside mirrors
77
Blind spot mirrors (if equipped)
77
SPEED CONTROL
78
Using speed control
78
Setting speed control
78
Disengaging speed control
79
Resuming a set speed
79
Increasing speed while using speed control
79
Reducing speed while using speed control
79
Turning off speed control
79
STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS
80
Radio control features
80
MOON ROOF (IF EQUIPPED)
81
UNIVERSAL GARAGE DOOR OPENER (IF EQUIPPED)
83
84
Types of garage door openers (rolling code and fixed code)
84
Rolling code programming
85
Fixed code programming
86
Erasing the function button codes
87
FCC and RSS-210 Industry Canada Compliance
87
POSITIVE RETENTION FLOOR MAT
88
INTERIOR TRUNK CONTROL
89
Locks and Security
90
KEYS
90
MYKEY?
91
POWER DOOR LOCKS
96
Smart locks
96
Autolock feature
96
Deactivating/activating autolock feature
97
Power door unlock/lock procedure
97
Keyless entry keypad procedure
98
Autounlock feature
98
Deactivating/activating autounlock feature
98
Power door unlock/lock procedure
99
Keyless entry keypad procedure
99
CHILD SAFETY LOCKS
100
INTERIOR LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT RELEASE
100
REMOTE ENTRY SYSTEM
102
Unlocking the doors/two-stage unlock
102
Opening front windows and moon roof
103
Locking the doors
103
Car finder
103
Sounding a panic alarm
103
Opening the trunk
104
Memory feature
104
Activating the memory feature
104
Deactivating the memory feature
104
Replacing the battery
105
Replacing lost integrated keyhead transmitters (IKTs)
105
How to reprogram your integrated keyhead transmitters (IKTs)
105
Illuminated entry
106
Illuminated exit
106
Battery saver
106
SECURICODE™ KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM
107
Programming a personal entry code and keypad association to memory feature
107
Erasing personal code
107
Anti-scan feature
108
Unlocking and locking the doors using keyless entry
108
SECURILOCK? PASSIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM
108
Anti-theft indicator
109
Automatic arming
110
Automatic disarming
110
Replacement of Integrated Keyhead Transmitters and Coded Keys
110
Programming spare keys
110
PERIMETER ALARM SYSTEM
112
Arming the system
112
Disarming the system
113
Triggering the anti-theft system
113
Seating and Safety Restraints
114
FRONT SEATS
114
Adjustable head restraints
114
Adjusting the front power seat
116
Power recline
118
Using the power lumbar support
118
Memory seat and mirrors
118
Heated and cooled seats
119
Climate controlled seats air filter replacement (if equipped)
120
Easy access/easy out feature
121
REAR SEATS
122
Second-row adjustable head restraints
122
Folding rear head restraints (if equipped)
125
Split-folding rear seatbacks
125
Seat-mounted cup holders and armrest storage compartment
127
PERSONAL SAFETY SYSTEM™
127
How does the Personal Safety System work?
128
Driver and passenger dual-stage airbag supplemental restraints
128
Front crash severity sensor
128
Driver’s seat position sensor
128
Front passenger sensing system
129
Front safety belt usage sensors
129
Front safety belt pretensioners
130
Front safety belt energy management retractors
130
Determining if the Personal Safety System is operational
130
SAFETY BELT SYSTEM
131
Combination lap and shoulder belts
132
Restraint of pregnant women
133
Energy management feature — front outboard
133
Safety belt locking modes
133
Safety belt height adjustment
135
Safety belt pretensioner
135
Safety belt extension assembly
136
Safety belt warning light and indicator chime
136
Conditions of operation
136
Belt-Minder?
136
One-time disable
139
Deactivating/activating the Belt-Minder? feature
139
141
AIRBAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS)
141
Important supplemental restraint system precautions
141
Children and airbags
143
How does the safety belt pretensioner and airbag supplemental restraint system work?
143
Front passenger sensing system
145
Determining if the system is operational
150
Seat-mounted side airbag system
150
How does the side airbag system work?
151
Determining if the system is operational
152
Side-curtain airbag system
153
How does the side air-curtain system work?
154
Determining if the system is operational
156
SOS Post-Crash Alert System™
156
Disposal of airbags and airbag equipped vehicles (including pretensioners)
156
SAFETY RESTRAINTS FOR CHILDREN
157
Important child restraint precautions
157
Recommendations for attaching child safety restraints for children
159
Transporting children
160
SAFETY SEATS FOR CHILDREN
161
Infant and/or toddler seats
161
Installing child safety seats with combination lap and shoulder belts
162
Installing child safety seats with LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) attachments
165
Use of inboard lower anchors from the outboard seating positions (center seating use)
167
Combining safety belt and LATCH lower anchors for attaching child safety seats
167
Attaching tether straps
168
Child booster seats
170
When children should use booster seats
170
Types of booster seats
171
The importance of shoulder belts
172
Child restraint and safety belt maintenance
173
Tires, Wheels and Loading
174
INFORMATION ABOUT UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADING
174
Treadwear
174
Traction AA A B C
174
Temperature A B C
175
TIRES
175
Glossary of Tire Terminology
175
INFLATING YOUR TIRES
176
TIRE CARE
178
Inspecting your tires and wheel valve stems
178
Tire wear
179
Damage
179
U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number (TIN)
180
Tire Replacement Requirements
180
Safety Practices
182
Highway Hazards
182
Tire and Wheel Alignment
182
Tire rotation
183
INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE TIRE SIDEWALL
184
Information on “P” type tires
184
Additional information contained on the tire sidewall for “LT” type tires
187
Information on “T” type tires
188
Location of the tire label
188
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)
189
Changing Tires with a TPMS
190
Understanding your tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
190
When Your Temporary Spare Tire Is Installed
190
When You Believe Your System Is Not Operating Properly
191
When Inflating Your Tires
192
How Temperature Affects Your Tire Pressure
192
SNOW TIRES AND CHAINS
193
VEHICLE LOADING
193
TRAILER TOWING
199
RECREATIONAL TOWING
200
Driving
201
STARTING
201
Positions of the ignition
201
Starting your vehicle
201
Important safety precautions
202
Starting the engine
204
Guarding Against Exhaust Fumes
204
Important Ventilating Information
204
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER (IF EQUIPPED)
205
BRAKES
206
Four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
206
ABS warning lamp
207
Using ABS
207
Brake over accelerator
207
Parking brake
208
ADVANCETRAC? STABILITY ENHANCEMENT SYSTEM
208
STEERING
213
BRAKE-SHIFT INTERLOCK
213
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION OPERATION
215
Understanding the gearshift positions of the 6–speed automatic transmission
215
Understanding your SelectShift Automatic™ transmission (SST) gearshift lever
216
Recommended shift speeds
217
If Your Vehicle Gets Stuck in Mud or Snow
217
REVERSE SENSING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
218
REARVIEW CAMERA SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
220
BLIND SPOT MIRRORS (IF EQUIPPED)
222
BLIND SPOT INFORMATION SYSTEM (BLIS?) WITH CROSS TRAFFIC ALERT (CTA) (IF EQUIPPED)
223
ALL-WHEEL DRIVE (AWD) SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
229
Driving on slippery surfaces with AWD vehicles
229
Basic operating principles
229
If your vehicle goes off the edge of the pavement
230
If your vehicle gets stuck
230
Emergency maneuvers
231
AWD systems (if equipped)
231
Sand
231
Mud and water
232
Driving on hilly or sloping terrain
233
Driving on snow and ice
233
Maintenance and modifications
234
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
235
Roadside Emergencies
236
ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
236
Vehicles sold in the U.S. : Getting roadside assistance
236
Vehicles sold in the U.S. : Using roadside assistance
237
Vehicles sold in Canada : Getting roadside assistance
237
Vehicles sold in Canada : Using roadside assistance
237
HAZARD FLASHER CONTROL
237
FUEL PUMP SHUT-OFF SWITCH
238
FUSES AND RELAYS
238
Fuses
238
Standard fuse amperage rating and color
239
Passenger compartment fuse panel
239
Power distribution box
242
CHANGING THE TIRES
246
Dissimilar spare tire/wheel information
246
Stopping and securing the vehicle
248
Removing the spare tire and jack
249
Tire change procedure
249
Stowing the wheel and jack
251
WHEEL LUG NUT TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
252
RUNNING OUT OF FUEL
252
JUMP STARTING
253
Preparing your vehicle
253
Connecting the jumper cables
254
Jump Starting
254
Removing the jumper cables
255
WRECKER TOWING
256
Emergency Towing
257
Customer Assistance
258
GETTING THE SERVICES YOU NEED
258
Away from home
258
Additional assistance
259
Away from home
259
Additional assistance
260
IN CALIFORNIA (U.S. ONLY)
261
THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU (BBB) AUTO LINE PROGRAM (U.S. ONLY)
262
UTILIZING THE MEDIATION/ARBITRATION PROGRAM (CANADA ONLY)
263
GETTING ASSISTANCE OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND CANADA
263
ORDERING ADDITIONAL OWNER’S LITERATURE
265
Obtaining a French Owner’s Guide
265
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (U.S. ONLY)
266
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (CANADA ONLY)
266
Cleaning
267
WASHING THE EXTERIOR
267
WAXING
268
PAINT CHIPS
268
ALUMINUM WHEELS AND WHEEL COVERS
268
ENGINE
269
PLASTIC (NON-PAINTED) EXTERIOR PARTS
269
WINDOWS AND WIPER BLADES
270
INSTRUMENT PANEL/INTERIOR TRIM AND CLUSTER LENS
270
INTERIOR
271
LEATHER SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
272
UNDERBODY
272
FORD AND LINCOLN CAR CARE PRODUCTS
273
Maintenance and Specifications
274
SERVICE RECOMMENDATIONS
274
PRECAUTIONS WHEN SERVICING YOUR VEHICLE
274
Working with the engine off
274
Working with the engine on
274
OPENING THE HOOD
275
IDENTIFYING COMPONENTS IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT
276
3.5L V6 engine
276
WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID
277
CHANGING THE WIPER BLADES
277
ENGINE OIL
278
Checking the engine oil
278
Adding engine oil
279
Engine oil and filter recommendations
280
Use SAE 5W-20 engine oil
280
BATTERY
281
ENGINE COOLANT
283
Checking engine coolant
283
Adding engine coolant
284
Recycled engine coolant
286
Coolant refill capacity
286
Severe climates
286
What you should know about fail-safe cooling
287
How fail-safe cooling works
287
When fail-safe mode is activated
288
FUEL FILTER
289
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT AUTOMOTIVE FUELS
289
Important safety precautions
289
Refueling
290
Easy Fuel? “no cap” fuel system
291
Choosing the right fuel
292
Octane Recommendations
292
Fuel quality
292
Cleaner air
293
RUNNING OUT OF FUEL
293
Refilling with a Portable Fuel Container
293
ESSENTIALS OF GOOD FUEL ECONOMY
294
Measuring techniques
294
Filling the tank
294
Calculating fuel economy
295
Driving style — good driving and fuel economy habits
296
Habits
296
Maintenance
296
Conditions
296
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
297
On-board diagnostics (OBD-II)
298
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) testing
299
POWER STEERING FLUID
300
BRAKE FLUID
300
TRANSMISSION FLUID
301
Checking 6–speed automatic transmission fluid
301
Checking automatic transmission fluid at normal operating temperature (140°F-158°F [60°C-70°C])
301
Checking automatic transmission fluid at cool temperature (59°F-77°F [15°C-25°C])
302
Low fluid level
302
High fluid level
302
Adjusting automatic transmission fluid levels
302
AIR FILTER
303
Changing the air filter element
303
VEHICLE STORAGE
304
MOTORCRAFT PART NUMBERS
307
MAINTENANCE PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS AND CAPACITIES
308
ENGINE DATA
311
Engine drivebelt routing
311
IDENTIFYING YOUR VEHICLE
312
Safety Compliance Certification Label
312
Vehicle identification number (VIN)
312
TRANSMISSION CODE DESIGNATIONS
313
Accessories
314
LINCOLN CUSTOM ACCESSORIES FOR YOUR VEHICLE
314
Exterior style
314
Interior style
314
Lifestyle
314
Peace of mind
315
Ford Extended Service Plan
316
FORD ESP EXTENDED SERVICE PLANS (U.S. ONLY)
316
FORD ESP EXTENDED SERVICE PLANS (CANADA ONLY)
319
Scheduled Maintenance
320
GENERAL MAINTENANCE INFORMATION
320
Why Maintain Your Vehicle?
320
Protecting Your Investment
320
Oils, Fluids and Flushing
321
Genuine Ford Parts and Service
322
Convenience
322
Factory-trained Technicians
322
Genuine Ford and Motorcraft? Replacement Parts
322
Value Shopping for Your Vehicle’s Maintenance Needs
322
Owner Checks and Services
323
Multi-point Inspection
324
NORMAL SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE AND LOG
326
Intelligent Oil Life Monitor?
326
Maintenance Schedule Log
329
SPECIAL OPERATING CONDITIONS
332
Special Operating Condition Log
335
EXCEPTIONS
337
ENGINE COOLANT CHANGE RECORD
338
Engine Coolant Change Log
338
Index
339

FAQ about the 2012 Lincoln Mkz Manual

What contains the 2012 Mkz manual?

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

  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Maintenance for your Lincoln Mkz, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks

Where to download the 2012 Lincoln Mkz Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Lincoln Mkz year 2012 free?

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The Lincoln Mkz (2012) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2012 is available in English.

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