2013 Ford Explorer Owner's Manual

2013 Ford Explorer owners manual
Year:
2013
Make:
Ford
Model:
Explorer
Rating:
(10)

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8.67 MB

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
2
Introduction
11
ABOUT THIS MANUAL
11
Protecting the Environment
11
SYMBOL GLOSSARY
12
DATA RECORDING
13
Service Data Recording
13
Event Data Recording
14
CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65
15
PERCHLORATE MATERIAL
15
FORD CREDIT (U.S. ONLY)
16
REPLACEMENT PARTS RECOMMENDATION
16
Scheduled Maintenance and Mechanical Repairs
16
Collision Repairs
16
Warranty on Replacement Parts
16
SPECIAL NOTICES
17
New Vehicle Limited Warranty
17
Special Instructions
17
Notice to owners of pickup trucks and utility type vehicles
17
Using your vehicle with a snowplow
17
Using your vehicle as an ambulance
17
MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT
18
EXPORT UNIQUE (NON–UNITED STATES/CANADA) VEHICLE SPECIFIC INFORMATION
18
Child Safety
19
GENERAL INFORMATION
19
CHILD SEATS
21
CHILD SEAT POSITIONING
21
BOOSTER SEATS
23
Types of Booster Seats
24
INSTALLING CHILD SEATS
26
Using Lap and Shoulder Belts
26
Using Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH)
31
Use of inboard lower anchors from the outboard seating positions (center seating use)
33
Combining Safety Belt and LATCH Lower Anchors for Attaching Child Safety Seats
33
USING TETHER STRAPS
33
CHILD SAFETY LOCKS
37
Safety Belts
38
PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION
38
FASTENING THE SAFETY BELTS
40
Restraint of Pregnant Women
40
Safety Belt Locking Modes
41
Vehicle Sensitive Mode
41
Automatic Locking Mode
42
When to Use the Automatic Locking Mode
42
Non-inflatable safety belts
42
Rear outboard inflatable safety belts (second row only–if equipped)
42
How to Disengage the Automatic Locking Mode
42
Safety Belt Extension Assembly
43
SAFETY BELT HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
43
SAFETY BELT WARNING LIGHT AND INDICATOR CHIME
44
Conditions of Operation
44
SAFETY BELT-MINDER®
44
Deactivating and Activating the Belt-Minder® Feature
46
REAR INFLATABLE SAFETY BELT (IF EQUIPPED)
47
How Does the Rear Inflatable Safety Belt System Work?
47
CHILD RESTRAINT AND SAFETY BELT MAINTENANCE
48
Personal Safety System
49
PERSONAL SAFETY SYSTEM™
49
How Does the Personal Safety System Work?
49
Supplementary Restraints System
50
PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION
50
SOS POST-CRASH ALERT SYSTEM™
51
DRIVER AND PASSENGER AIRBAGS
52
Proper Driver and Front Passenger Seating Adjustment
52
Children and Airbags
53
Knee Airbag System (Passenger’s Side Only)
53
FRONT PASSENGER SENSING SYSTEM
54
SIDE AIRBAGS
56
SAFETY CANOPY® CURTAIN AIRBAGS
58
CRASH SENSORS AND AIRBAG INDICATOR
59
AIRBAG DISPOSAL
61
Keys and Remote Control
62
PRINCIPLE OF OPERATION
62
Intelligent Access (If Equipped)
62
GENERAL INFORMATION ON RADIO FREQUENCIES
62
Intelligent Access (If Equipped)
63
REMOTE CONTROL
63
Integrated Keyhead Transmitters (IKTs) (If Equipped)
63
Intelligent Access Key (If Equipped)
64
Replacing the Battery
65
Integrated Keyhead Transmitter
65
Intelligent Access Transmitter
65
Memory Feature (If Equipped)
66
Programming Memory to the Transmitter
66
Deactivating Memory from the Transmitter
67
Car Finder
67
Sounding a Panic Alarm
67
Remote Start (If Equipped)
67
Remote Starting the Vehicle
68
Extending the Vehicle Run Time
69
Turning the Vehicle Off After Remote Starting
69
REPLACING A LOST KEY OR REMOTE CONTROL
69
MyKey
70
PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION
70
Standard Settings
70
Optional Settings
70
CREATING A MYKEY
71
Programming/Changing Optional Settings
71
CLEARING ALL MYKEYS
72
CHECKING MYKEY SYSTEM STATUS
72
USING MYKEY WITH REMOTE START SYSTEMS
72
MYKEY TROUBLESHOOTING
73
Locks
74
LOCKING AND UNLOCKING
74
Power Door Locks
74
Remote Control
74
Unlocking the Doors (Two-Stage Unlock)
74
Locking the Doors
74
Power Liftgate (If Equipped)
75
Activating Intelligent Access (If Equipped)
75
At the Front Doors
75
At the Liftgate
75
Smart Unlocks for Integrated Keyhead Transmitter
76
Smart Unlocks for Intelligent Access Keys (If Equipped)
76
Autolock Feature (If Enabled)
77
Autounlock Feature (If Enabled)
77
Enabling or Disabling
77
Illuminated Entry
78
Illuminated Exit
78
Battery Saver
78
Accessory Mode Battery Saver for Intelligent Access Keys (If Equipped)
78
LIFTGATE
79
Manual Liftgate
79
Power Liftgate (If Equipped)
80
Opening and Closing the Power Liftgate
80
Setting Liftgate Open Height
81
Obstacle Detection
82
Resetting the Power Liftgate
82
SECURICODE™ KEYLESS ENTRY KEYPAD (IF EQUIPPED)
83
Programming a Personal Entry Code
83
Erasing a Personal Code
84
Anti-Scan Feature
84
Unlocking and Locking the Doors
84
Security
85
SECURILOCK® PASSIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM
85
Automatic Arming
85
Automatic Disarming
85
Replacement Keys
85
Programming a Spare Integrated Keyhead Transmitter
86
Programming a Spare Intelligent Access Key (if equipped)
87
ANTI-THEFT ALARM (IF EQUIPPED)
88
Arming the Alarm
89
Disarming the Alarm
89
Steering Wheel
90
ADJUSTING THE STEERING WHEEL
90
Power Tilt and Telescope Steering Column (If Equipped)
90
Easy Entry and Exit Feature
91
Memory Feature
91
AUDIO CONTROL
92
VOICE CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
92
CRUISE CONTROL
93
INFORMATION DISPLAY CONTROL
94
Cluster Display Control Features
94
HEATED STEERING WHEEL (IF EQUIPPED)
94
Pedals
95
ADJUSTABLE PEDALS (IF EQUIPPED)
95
Wipers and Washers
96
WINDSHIELD WIPERS
96
Speed-dependent Wipers (If Equipped)
96
RAIN-SENSING WIPERS (IF EQUIPPED)
96
WINDSHIELD WASHERS
97
REAR-WINDOW WIPER AND WASHERS
97
Lighting
98
LIGHTING CONTROL
98
High Beams
98
Headlamp Flasher
98
AUTOLAMPS
99
INSTRUMENT LIGHTING DIMMER
99
HEADLAMP EXIT DELAY
100
DAYTIME RUNNING LAMPS (IF EQUIPPED)
101
AUTOMATIC HIGH BEAM CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
101
FRONT FOG LAMPS
103
DIRECTION INDICATORS
103
INTERIOR LAMPS
104
Dome Lamp Control
104
Front Row Map Lamps (If Equipped)
104
Second row dome/map lamps (if equipped)
105
Second row dome/courtesy lamps (if equipped)
105
Third row cargo lamp
105
Windows and Mirrors
106
POWER WINDOWS
106
Rear Window Buffeting
106
One-Touch Down
106
One-Touch Up or Down (Front Windows) (If Equipped)
106
Window Lock
107
Bounce-Back
107
Overriding the Bounce-Back Feature
107
Accessory Delay
107
EXTERIOR MIRRORS
108
Power Exterior Mirrors
108
Fold-Away Exterior Mirrors
108
Power-Folding Mirrors (If Equipped)
108
Memory Mirrors (If Equipped)
109
Signal Indicator Mirrors (If Equipped)
109
Integrated Blind Spot Mirrors (If Equipped)
109
Blind Spot Information System (BLIS®) with Cross Traffic Alert (CTA) (If Equipped)
110
INTERIOR MIRROR
110
Auto-Dimming Mirror (If Equipped)
111
SUN VISORS
111
Slide-On-Rod
111
Illuminated Visor Vanity Mirror (If Equipped)
111
DUAL PANEL MOONROOF AND POWER SUNSCREEN (IF EQUIPPED)
112
Opening and Closing the Sunscreen
112
Opening and Closing the Moonroof
112
Bounce-Back
113
Venting the Moonroof
113
Instrument Cluster
114
GAUGES
114
Type 1
114
Fuel Gauge
114
Type 2
115
WARNING LAMPS AND INDICATORS
115
Adaptive cruise control (if equipped) (RTT)
115
Airbag readiness
116
Anti-lock brake system
116
Brake system warning light
116
Charging system (RTT)
117
Door ajar (RTT)
117
Engine oil pressure (RTT)
117
Engine coolant temperature (RTT)
117
Fog lamps
117
Grade assist (if equipped) (RTT)
117
Heads up display (if equipped)
117
Hill descent (if equipped) (RTT)
118
High beams
118
Lane keeping system (if equipped) (RTT)
118
Low fuel (RTT)
118
Liftgate ajar (RTT)
118
Low tire pressure warning
118
Low washer fluid (RTT)
118
Powertrain malfunction/reduced power
119
Safety belt
119
Service engine soon
119
Speed control (if equipped) (RTT)
120
Stability Control System
120
Stability Control System Off
120
Transmission Tow/Haul Feature (if equipped) (RTT)
120
Turn signal
120
AUDIBLE WARNINGS AND INDICATORS
121
Key In Ignition Warning Chime
121
Keyless Warning Alert (If Equipped)
121
Headlamps On Warning Chime
121
Parking Brake On Warning Chime
121
Information Displays
122
GENERAL INFORMATION
122
Information Display Controls (Type 1)
122
Menu
122
Trip Computer
125
Resetting the Trip Computer
125
Trip Odometer
125
Distance to E
125
Inst Fuel Econ
125
Average fuel
125
Fuel Used
125
Total Odometer
125
Information Messages
126
Information Display Controls (Type 2)
126
Main menu
126
Display Mode
127
Trip 1 & 2
128
Fuel Economy
129
Settings/Vehicle Settings
129
Information
132
Menu control
132
INFORMATION MESSAGES
133
Audio System
144
GENERAL INFORMATION
144
Radio Frequencies and Reception Factors
144
CD and CD Player Information
144
MP3 Track and Folder Structure
145
MyFord® SYSTEM
146
Menu Structure
148
AM/FM/CD PREMIUM AUDIO SYSTEM
150
AM/FM/CD SONY® AUDIO SYSTEM
151
AUXILIARY INPUT JACK
152
USB PORT
154
MEDIA HUB (IF EQUIPPED)
154
SATELLITE RADIO INFORMATION (IF EQUIPPED)
155
Satellite Radio Channels
155
Satellite Radio Reception Factors
155
SIRIUS Satellite Radio Service
156
Satellite Radio Electronic Serial Number (ESN)
156
Troubleshooting
156
Climate Control
158
MANUAL HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM
158
DUAL AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL SYSTEM (WITH SONY® AUDIO SYSTEM)
160
DUAL AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL SYSTEM (WITH MyTemp)
162
REAR PASSENGER CLIMATE CONTROL
163
GENERAL OPERATING TIPS
164
Manual Heating and Air Conditioning System
164
Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control
165
HEATED WINDOWS AND MIRRORS (IF EQUIPPED)
166
Heated Rear Window
166
Heated Exterior Mirror (If Equipped)
166
CABIN AIR FILTER
166
REMOTE START CLIMATE OPERATION (IF EQUIPPED)
167
Manual Climate Systems
167
Automatic Climate Systems
167
Automatic Settings
167
Last Settings
168
Heated and Cooled Devices
168
Seats
169
SITTING IN THE CORRECT POSITION
169
HEAD RESTRAINTS
170
Tilting Head Restraints (If Equipped)
173
MANUAL SEATS
173
POWER SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
175
Power Lumbar
175
MEMORY FUNCTION (IF EQUIPPED)
176
Programming a memory position
176
Recalling a memory position
176
Recalling memory positions with the remote control
176
Easy Entry and Exit Feature (If Equipped)
177
HEATED SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
177
HEATED AND COOLED SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
178
Heated seats
178
Cooled seats
178
Heated and Cooled Seat Air Filter Replacement (If Equipped)
179
REAR SEATS
180
Second Row Seats
180
Recline Adjustment
180
Third Row Seats
181
Third-Row Seat Access (Manual Seats)
181
Third-row seat access (power fold and tumble seat – if equipped)
184
Third-row seat exit (manual and power fold and tumble seat)
184
Folding the Third-Row Manual Seat
186
Unfolding the third row manual seat
187
PowerFold® Third-Row Seats (If Equipped)
189
Universal Garage Door Opener (If Equipped)
191
UNIVERSAL GARAGE DOOR OPENER
191
CAR2U® HOME AUTOMATION SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
191
Rolling Code Programming
193
Fixed Code Programming
194
Erasing the Function Button Codes
195
FCC and RSS-210 Industry Canada Compliance
195
HOMELINK® WIRELESS CONTROL SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
195
Programming
196
Erasing the Function Button Codes
198
Reprogramming a single button
198
Programming HomeLink® to a Genie Intellicode® 2 garage door opener
198
Programing the transmitters
198
Programming HomeLink® to the Genie Intellicode® garage door opener motor
199
Clearing a HomeLink® device
200
FCC and RSS-210 Industry Canada Compliance
200
Auxiliary Power Points
201
AUXILIARY POWER POINTS
201
Locations
201
110 Volt AC Power Point (If Equipped)
202
Storage Compartments
204
CENTER CONSOLE
204
Rear Center Console (If Equipped)
204
OVERHEAD CONSOLE
205
Starting and Stopping the Engine
206
GENERAL INFORMATION
206
IGNITION SWITCH (IF EQUIPPED)
207
KEYLESS STARTING (IF EQUIPPED)
207
Ignition Modes
208
Starting Your Vehicle
208
Stopping the Engine When Your Vehicle is Stationary
209
Stopping the Engine When Your Vehicle is in Motion
209
Fast Restart
210
STARTING A GASOLINE ENGINE
210
Guarding Against Exhaust Fumes
211
Important Ventilating Information
211
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER (IF EQUIPPED)
211
Using the Engine Block Heater
212
Fuel and Refueling
213
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
213
FUEL QUALITY
214
Choosing the Right Fuel
214
Choosing the Right Fuel With a Flex Fuel Vehicle (If Equipped)
214
Octane recommendations
215
RUNNING OUT OF FUEL
215
Refilling with a Portable Fuel Container
216
REFUELING
217
Easy Fuel® No Cap Fuel System
217
FUEL CONSUMPTION
218
Filling the Tank
218
Calculating Fuel Economy
219
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
220
On-board Diagnostics (OBD-II)
221
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) Testing
222
Transmission
223
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
223
SelectShift Automatic® Transmission
226
Brake-shift interlock
228
Automatic Transmission Adaptive Learning
229
If Your Vehicle Gets Stuck in Mud or Snow
229
HILL START ASSIST
230
Using Hill Start Assist
230
Four-Wheel Drive (If Equipped)
231
USING YOUR FOUR WHEEL DRIVE (4WD) SYSTEM
231
How Utility Vehicles Differ from Other Vehicles
232
Driving In Special Conditions With Four-Wheel Drive (4WD)
232
Basic Operating Principles in Special Conditions
232
If your vehicle goes off the edge of the pavement
233
If your vehicle gets stuck
233
Emergency maneuvers
234
Sand
234
Mud and water
235
Driving on hilly or sloping terrain
236
Driving on snow and ice
237
Maintenance and modifications
238
Brakes
239
GENERAL INFORMATION
239
Brake Over Accelerator
239
Brake Assist
239
Anti-Lock Brake System
240
HINTS ON DRIVING WITH ANTI-LOCK BRAKES
240
PARKING BRAKE
240
Traction Control
241
PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION
241
USING TRACTION CONTROL
241
System Indicator Lights and Messages
241
Stability Control
242
PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION
242
USING ADVANCETRAC® WITH RSC®
243
Terrain Response
244
TERRAIN MANAGEMENT (IF EQUIPPED)
244
HILL DESCENT CONTROL™ (IF EQUIPPED)
245
Parking Aids
247
SENSING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
247
Using the Rear Sensing System
248
ACTIVE PARK ASSIST (IF EQUIPPED)
249
Using Active Park Assist
250
Automatic Steering into Parking Space
251
Deactivating the Park Assist Feature
252
Troubleshooting the System
252
REAR VIEW CAMERA SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
253
Using the Rear View Camera System
254
Adjusting the Rear View Camera Settings (If Equipped)
255
Guidelines and the Centerline
256
Visual Park Aid Alert
257
Manual Zoom
257
Rear Camera Delay
257
Cruise Control
258
PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION
258
USING CRUISE CONTROL
258
Switching Cruise Control On
258
Setting a Speed
258
Changing the Set Speed
259
Canceling the Set Speed
259
Resuming the Set Speed
259
Switching Cruise Control Off
259
USING ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
259
Setting Adaptive Cruise Control
260
Following a Vehicle
261
Setting the Gap Distance
262
Disengaging Adaptive Cruise Control
263
Overriding Adaptive Cruise Control
263
Changing the Set Speed
263
Resuming the Set Speed
264
Low Speed Automatic Cancellation
264
Hilly Condition Usage
264
Switching Off Adaptive Cruise Control
264
Detection Issues
265
Adaptive Cruise Control Not Available
266
Blocked Sensor
266
Switching to Normal Cruise Control
267
Driving Aids
268
DRIVER ALERT (IF EQUIPPED)
268
Switching the System On and Off
268
System Warnings
268
System Display
269
Resetting the System
269
LANE KEEPING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
270
Switching the System On and Off
270
System Settings
271
System Display
271
Troubleshooting
273
BLIND SPOT INFORMATION SYSTEM (BLIS®) WITH CROSS TRAFFIC ALERT (CTA) (IF EQUIPPED)
274
Using the Systems
275
System Lights and Messages
276
System Sensors
277
System Limitations
278
False Alerts
278
System Errors
279
Switching the Systems Off and On
279
COLLISION WARNING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
279
Using the Collision Warning System
280
Blocked Sensors
281
System Limitations
282
STEERING
283
Electric Power Steering
283
Steering Tips
284
Load Carrying
285
CARGO NETS (IF EQUIPPED)
285
ROOF RACKS AND LOAD CARRIERS (IF EQUIPPED)
285
Adjusting the Crossbars (If Equipped)
286
LOAD LIMIT
286
Vehicle Loading – With and Without a Trailer
286
Special Loading Instructions for Owners of Pick-up Trucks and Utility-type Vehicles
293
Towing
294
TOWING A TRAILER
294
Load Placement
294
TRAILER SWAY CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
295
RECOMMENDED TOWING WEIGHTS
295
ESSENTIAL TOWING CHECKS
297
Trailer Towing Connector (Vehicles Equipped with a Trailer-towing or Prep Package)
297
Trailer Hitch Cover
298
Hitches
299
Weight-Distributing Hitch
299
Safety Chains
299
Trailer Brakes
300
Trailer Lamps
300
Before Towing a Trailer
300
When Towing a Trailer
300
Launching or Retrieving a Boat or Personal Watercraft (PWC)
301
WRECKER TOWING
302
TOWING THE VEHICLE ON FOUR WHEELS
303
Emergency Towing
303
Recreational Towing
303
Vehicles Equipped with a 2.0L Engine
303
Vehicles Equipped with a 3.5L or 3.7L Engine
304
Driving Hints
305
BREAKING-IN
305
ECONOMICAL DRIVING
305
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
306
FLOOR MATS
307
Roadside Emergencies
309
ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
309
Vehicles Sold in the U.S.: Getting Roadside Assistance
309
Vehicles Sold in the U.S.: Using Roadside Assistance
310
Vehicles Sold in Canada: Getting Roadside Assistance
310
Vehicles Sold in Canada: Using Roadside Assistance
310
HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS
311
Vehicles equipped with MyTouch
311
FUEL CUT-OFF SWITCH
311
JUMP-STARTING THE VEHICLE
312
Preparing Your Vehicle
312
Connecting the Jumper Cables
313
Jump Starting
313
Removing the Jumper Cables
314
Customer Assistance
315
GETTING THE SERVICES YOU NEED
315
Away from Home
315
Additional Assistance
316
IN CALIFORNIA (U.S. ONLY)
317
THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU (BBB) AUTO LINE PROGRAM (U.S. ONLY)
318
UTILIZING THE MEDIATION or ARBITRATION PROGRAM (CANADA ONLY)
319
GETTING ASSISTANCE OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND CANADA
319
ORDERING ADDITIONAL OWNER’S LITERATURE
321
Obtaining a French Owner’s Manual
321
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (U.S. ONLY)
322
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (CANADA ONLY)
322
Fuses
323
CHANGING A FUSE
323
Fuses
323
Standard Fuse Amperage Rating and Color
323
FUSE SPECIFICATION CHART
324
Power Distribution Box
324
Passenger Compartment Fuse Panel
329
Maintenance
333
GENERAL INFORMATION
333
Precautions
333
Working with the Engine Off
333
Working with the Engine On
333
OPENING AND CLOSING THE HOOD
334
UNDER HOOD OVERVIEW
335
2.0L EcoBoost® Engine
335
3.5L V6 Engine
336
3.5L V6 EcoBoost® Engine
337
ENGINE OIL DIPSTICK
338
ENGINE OIL CHECK
338
Adding Engine Oil
339
ENGINE COOLANT CHECK
339
Checking the Engine Coolant
339
Adding Engine Coolant
340
Recycled Engine Coolant
341
Severe Climates
341
Engine Fluid Temperature Management (If Equipped)
342
What You Should Know About Fail-Safe Cooling
343
How Fail-Safe Cooling Works
343
When Fail-Safe Mode is Activated
344
TRANSMISSION FLUID CHECK
344
6F35 transmission (if equipped)
344
6F50/6F55 Transmission
345
Moving the Air Filter Assembly (EcoBoost engine)
346
Low fluid level
347
Correct fluid level
347
High fluid level
348
Adjusting Automatic Transmission Fluid Levels
348
BRAKE FLUID CHECK
349
POWER STEERING FLUID CHECK
349
FUEL FILTER
349
WASHER FLUID CHECK
349
CHANGING THE VEHICLE BATTERY
350
Battery relearn
351
Battery management system
352
Electrical accessory installation
352
CHECKING THE WIPER BLADES
353
CHANGING THE WIPER BLADES
353
Changing the rear window wiper blade
353
AIR FILTER CHECK
354
Changing the Air Filter Element
355
ADJUSTING THE HEADLAMPS
356
Vertical Aim Adjustment
356
CHANGING A BULB
358
Lamp Assembly Condensation
358
Replacing headlamp bulbs
359
Replacing HID headlamp bulbs (if equipped)
359
Front parking lamp/turn signal and sidemarker bulbs
360
Replacing front parking lamp/turn signal bulbs
360
Replacing sidemarker bulbs
360
Replacing fog lamp bulbs
361
Replacing turn/backup lamp bulbs
361
Replacing tail/brake lamp bulbs
361
Replacing the License Plate Lamp Bulb
362
Replacing high-mount brake lamp bulb
362
BULB SPECIFICATION CHART
362
Vehicle Care
364
GENERAL INFORMATION
364
CLEANING PRODUCTS
364
CLEANING THE EXTERIOR
364
Exterior Chrome
365
Underbody
365
Cleaning Plastic Exterior Parts
365
WAXING
366
REPAIRING MINOR PAINT DAMAGE
366
CLEANING THE ENGINE
366
CLEANING THE WINDOWS AND WIPER BLADES
367
CLEANING THE INTERIOR
367
CLEANING THE INSTRUMENT PANEL AND INSTRUMENT CLUSTER LENS
368
CLEANING LEATHER SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
369
CLEANING THE ALLOY WHEELS
369
VEHICLE STORAGE
370
Removing Vehicle from Storage
372
Wheels and Tires
373
GENERAL INFORMATION
373
Notice to Utility Vehicle, Van and Truck Owners
373
Four-Wheel Drive System (If Equipped)
373
How Your Vehicle Differs from Other Vehicles
374
TIRE CARE
375
Important Tire Information for P265/45ZR20 Sport Tires and Wheels
375
Information About Uniform Tire Quality Grading
376
Treadwear
377
Traction AA A B C
377
Temperature A B C
377
Glossary of Tire Terminology
378
INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE TIRE SIDEWALL
379
Information on P Type Tires
379
Additional Information Contained on the Tire Sidewall for LT Type Tires
382
Information on T Type Tires
383
Location of the Tire Label
383
INFLATING YOUR TIRES
384
Inspecting Your Tires and Wheel Valve Stems
386
Tire Wear
386
Damage
387
U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number
387
Tire Replacement Requirements
388
Safety Practices
389
Highway Hazards
389
Tire and Wheel Alignment
390
Tire Rotation
390
SUMMER TIRES (IF EQUIPPED)
391
USING SNOW CHAINS
391
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM
392
Changing Tires with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System
393
Understanding Your Tire Pressure Monitoring System
393
When Your Temporary Spare Tire Is Installed
393
When You Believe Your System Is Not Operating Properly
394
When Inflating Your Tires
395
How Temperature Affects Your Tire Pressure
395
CHANGING A ROAD WHEEL
396
Dissimilar Spare Tire and Wheel Assembly Information
396
Tire Change Procedure
398
Vehicle Jacking
401
Stowing the mini-spare and jack
402
Stowing the flat tire
403
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
404
Wheel Lug Nut Torque Specifications
404
Capacities and Specifications
405
ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS
405
Engine Drivebelt Routing
406
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
407
MOTORCRAFT® PART NUMBERS
410
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
411
VEHICLE CERTIFICATION LABEL
412
TRANSMISSION CODE DESIGNATION
412
Accessories
413
ACCESSORIES
413
Exterior style
413
Interior style
413
Lifestyle
413
Peace of mind
414
Ford Extended Service Plan
415
FORD ESP EXTENDED SERVICE PLANS (U.S. ONLY)
415
FORD ESP EXTENDED SERVICE PLANS (CANADA ONLY)
417
Scheduled Maintenance
418
GENERAL MAINTENANCE INFORMATION
418
Why Maintain Your Vehicle?
418
Why Maintain Your Vehicle at Your Dealership?
418
Factory-Trained Technicians
418
Genuine Ford and Motorcraft® Replacement Parts
418
Convenience
418
Protecting Your Investment
419
Additives and Chemicals
419
Oils, Fluids and Flushing
420
Owner Checks and Services
420
Multi-point Inspection
421
NORMAL SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE AND LOG
423
Intelligent Oil-Life Monitor®
423
Maintenance Schedule Log
426
SPECIAL OPERATING CONDITIONS
429
Special Operating Condition Log
431
EXCEPTIONS
433
ENGINE COOLANT CHANGE RECORD
434
Engine Coolant Change Log
434
SYNC®
435
GENERAL INFORMATION
436
Support
436
SYNC Owner Account
436
Driving Restrictions
436
Safety Information
436
Privacy Information
437
USING VOICE RECOGNITION
438
Initiating a Voice Session
438
System Interaction and Feedback
438
Adjusting the Interaction Level
439
Helpful Hints
439
USING SYNC WITH YOUR PHONE
440
Pairing a Phone for the First Time
440
Pairing Subsequent Phones
441
Phone Voice Commands
441
Making Calls
443
Receiving Calls
443
Phone Options during an Active Call
444
Accessing Features through the Phone Menu
445
Text Messaging
447
Receiving a Text Message
447
Sending, Downloading and Deleting Your Text Messages
447
Accessing Your Phone Settings
449
System Settings
451
Bluetooth Devices Menu Options
451
Advanced Menu Options
452
SYNC APPLICATIONS AND SERVICES (IF EQUIPPED)
454
911 Assist®
454
Setting 911 Assist On
455
In the Event of a Crash
456
911 Assist May Not Work If
456
911 Assist Privacy Notice
456
Vehicle Health Report
457
Vehicle Health Report Privacy Notice
458
SYNC Services: Traffic, Directions & Information (TDI)
459
Connecting to SYNC Services Using Voice Commands
459
Connecting to SYNC Services Using the Phone Menu
460
Receiving Turn-by-Turn Directions
460
Disconnecting from SYNC Services
461
USING SYNC WITH YOUR MEDIA PLAYER
462
Connecting Your Digital Media Player via the USB Port
462
What’s Playing?
463
Media Voice Commands
463
Media Menu Features
465
Accessing Your Play Menu
468
System Settings
470
Bluetooth Devices Menu Options
470
Advanced Menu Options
471
TROUBLESHOOTING
473
MyFord Touch® (If Equipped)
479
INTRODUCTION
479
Using the Touch-sensitive Controls on Your System
482
Cleaning the Touchscreen Display
482
Support
482
Safety Information
483
Speed-restricted Features
483
Privacy Information
484
ACCESSING AND ADJUSTING MODES THROUGH YOUR RIGHT VEHICLE INFORMATION DISPLAY (IF EQUIPPED)
485
USING VOICE RECOGNITION
487
How to Use Voice Commands with Your System
487
What Can I Say?
487
Helpful Hints
488
Accessing a List of Available Commands
488
Voice Settings
489
Using Voice Commands with the Touchscreen Options
490
ENTERTAINMENT
493
Browsing Device Content
494
AM and FM
495
Memory Presets
495
HD Radio
495
Scan
495
Options
496
Direct Tune
496
HD Radio™ Information (If Available)
496
HD Radio Reception and Station Troubleshooting
498
Radio Voice Commands
500
SIRIUS® Satellite Radio (If Activated)
501
Presets
501
ALERT
501
Replay
501
Scan
501
Options
502
Direct Tune
502
Browse
502
Satellite Radio Voice Commands
503
SIRIUS Satellite Radio Information
504
CD
506
Repeat
506
Shuffle
506
Scan
506
More Info
506
Options
507
Browse
507
CD Voice Commands
507
SD Card Slot and USB Port
508
SD Card Slot
508
USB Port
508
Playing Music from Your Device
509
SD Card and USB Voice Commands
510
Supported Media Players, Formats and Metadata Information
511
Bluetooth Audio
512
Bluetooth Audio Voice Commands
512
A/V Inputs
512
Troubleshooting
514
PHONE
514
Pairing Your Phone for the First Time
515
Pairing Subsequent Phones
516
Making Calls
516
Receiving Calls
516
Phone Menu Options
517
Phone
517
Quick Dial
517
Phonebook
517
History
517
Messaging
518
Settings
518
Text Messaging
518
Composing a Text Message
518
Receiving a Text Message
519
Phone Settings
520
Bluetooth Devices
520
Bluetooth
520
Do Not Disturb
520
911 Assist
520
Phone Ringer
520
Text Message Notification
520
Internet Data Connection
520
Manage Phonebook
520
Roaming Warning
520
Phone Voice Commands
521
INFORMATION
522
SYNC Services (If Equipped, U.S. Only)
522
Connecting to SYNC Services Using Voice Commands
523
Connecting to SYNC Services Using the Touchscreen
524
Receiving Turn-by-Turn Directions
524
Disconnecting from SYNC Services
525
SYNC Services Voice Commands
526
SIRIUS Travel Link (If Equipped and If Activated)
526
Traffic On Route and Traffic Nearby
527
Fuel Prices
527
Movie Listings
527
Weather
527
Sports Info
527
Ski Conditions
527
SIRIUS Travel Link Voice Commands
528
Alerts
529
Calendar
529
911 Assist® (If Equipped)
530
Setting 911 Assist On
531
To Make Sure that 911 Assist Works Properly
531
In the Event of a Crash
531
911 Assist May Not Work If
532
911 Assist Privacy Notice
532
Vehicle Health Report (If Equipped, U.S. Only)
532
Making a Report
533
Vehicle Health Report Privacy Notice
533
SETTINGS
534
Clock
534
Display
535
Uploading Photos for Your Home Screen Wallpaper
535
Sound
536
Vehicle
536
Active Park Assist
536
Ambient Lighting (If Equipped)
536
Vehicle Health Report
536
Door Keypad Code
537
Rear View Camera
537
Enable Valet Mode
537
Settings
537
System
537
Voice Control
538
Media Player
539
Navigation
540
Phone Settings
541
Wireless & Internet
542
Help
544
CLIMATE
545
Climate Control Voice Commands
547
NAVIGATION SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
548
Setting a Destination
549
Point of Interest (POI) Categories
550
cityseekr (If Available)
551
Setting Your Navigation Preferences
553
Map Mode
554
Auto Zoom
555
Map Icons
556
Quick-touch Buttons
557
Navigation Map Updates
557
Navigation Voice Commands
558
One-shot Destination Street Address
559
Appendices
560
GENERAL INFORMATION
560
SYNC® End User License Agreement (EULA)
560
End user notice
565
Microsoft® Windows® Mobile for Automotive Important Safety Information
565
General operation
565
TeleNav Software End User License Agreement
567
NavTeq End User License Agreement
572
Gracenote® Copyright
575
Gracenote® End User License Agreement (EULA)
576
Adobe
577
Index
579

FAQ about the 2013 Ford Explorer Manual

What contains the 2013 Explorer manual?

The Ford Explorer owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Ford to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Ford Explorer. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Ford Explorer 2013 owner's manual:

  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Maintenance for your Ford Explorer, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Ford Explorer owners can do

Where to download the 2013 Ford Explorer Owners Manual?

The Ford Explorer owner manual for the 2013 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the Ford Explorer year 2013 free?

Yes, the owner manual for the model year 2013 is free, but the repair manuals are usually not easy to get and may cost more.

The Ford Explorer (2013) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2013 is available in English.

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