2013 Ford F250 Owner's Manual

2013 Ford F250 owners manual
Year:
2013
Make:
Ford
Model:
F250
Rating:
(7)

Online manual

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7.74 MB

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
2
Introduction
10
ABOUT THIS MANUAL
10
Protecting the Environment
10
SYMBOL GLOSSARY
11
DATA RECORDING
13
Service Data Recording
13
Event Data Recording
13
CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65
15
PERCHLORATE MATERIAL
15
FORD CREDIT (U.S. ONLY)
15
REPLACEMENT PARTS RECOMMENDATION
16
Scheduled Maintenance and Mechanical Repairs
16
Collision Repairs
16
Warranty on Replacement Parts
16
SPECIAL NOTICES
16
New Vehicle Limited Warranty
16
Special Instructions
17
Using your vehicle with a snowplow
17
Using your vehicle as an ambulance
17
Using your vehicle as a stationary power source (PTO)
18
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 Cinch Tongue Lap and Shoulder Belts (All Front Center and Super/Crew Cab Rear Center Positions)
29
Using Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH)
32
Using Tether Straps
32
Tether Strap Attachment
34
Tether Strap Attachment (Rear SuperCab Only)
35
CHILD SAFETY LOCKS (IF EQUIPPED)
36
Safety Belts
37
PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION
37
FASTENING THE SAFETY BELTS
39
Using the Safety Belt with Cinch Tongue (Front Center and Rear Center Seats Only)
39
Fastening the Cinch Tongue
40
Restraint of Pregnant Women
41
Safety Belt Locking Modes
41
Vehicle Sensitive Mode
42
Automatic Locking Mode
42
When to Use the Automatic Locking Mode
42
How to Use the Automatic Locking Mode
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 (Driver Only)
45
CHILD RESTRAINT AND SAFETY BELT MAINTENANCE
46
Supplementary Restraints System
47
PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION
47
SOS POST-CRASH ALERT SYSTEM™
48
DRIVER AND PASSENGER AIRBAGS
49
Proper Driver and Front Passenger Seating Adjustment
50
Children and Airbags
50
FRONT PASSENGER SENSING SYSTEM
51
High-series vehicles (if equipped)
51
Low-series vehicles (if equipped)
52
Passenger Airbag ON/OFF Switch (if equipped)
52
Turning the Passenger Airbag Off
52
Turning the Passenger Airbag Back On
53
NHTSA Deactivation Criteria (Excluding Canada)
55
Transport Canada Deactivation Criteria (Canada Only)
56
SIDE AIRBAGS
57
SAFETY CANOPY® CURTAIN AIRBAGS
58
CRASH SENSORS AND AIRBAG INDICATOR
60
AIRBAG DISPOSAL
61
Keys and Remote Control
62
GENERAL INFORMATION ON RADIO FREQUENCIES
62
REMOTE CONTROL
63
Integrated Keyhead Transmitters (IKTs) (If Equipped)
63
Replacing the Battery
63
Integrated Keyhead Transmitter
63
Memory Feature (If Equipped)
64
Programming Memory to the Transmitter
64
Deactivating Memory from the Transmitter
64
Car Finder
65
Sounding a Panic Alarm
65
Remote Start (If Equipped)
65
Remote Starting the Vehicle
66
Extending the Vehicle Run Time
67
Turning the Vehicle Off After Remote Starting
67
REPLACING A LOST KEY OR REMOTE CONTROL
67
MyKey
68
PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION
68
Standard Settings
68
Optional Settings
69
CREATING A MYKEY
69
Programming/Changing Configurable Settings
70
CLEARING ALL MYKEYS
70
CHECKING MYKEY SYSTEM STATUS
71
USING MYKEY WITH REMOTE START SYSTEMS
71
MYKEY TROUBLESHOOTING
72
Locks
73
LOCKING AND UNLOCKING
73
Power Door Locks (If Equipped)
73
Remote Control
73
Unlocking the Doors (Two-Stage Unlock)
73
Locking the Doors
73
Smart Unlocks (If Equipped)
74
Autolock and Unlock (If Equipped)
74
Enabling or Disabling Autolock and Autounlock
74
Illuminated Entry
75
Battery Saver
75
SECURICODE™ KEYLESS ENTRY KEYPAD (IF EQUIPPED)
76
Programming a Personal Entry Code
76
Erasing a Personal Code
77
Anti-Scan Feature
77
Unlocking and Locking the Doors
77
Displaying the Factory Set Code
77
Security
78
SECURILOCK® PASSIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
78
Automatic Arming
78
Automatic Disarming
78
Replacement Keys
78
Programming a Spare Key
79
ANTI-THEFT ALARM (IF EQUIPPED)
80
Arming the Alarm
80
Disarming the Alarm
80
Steering Wheel
81
ADJUSTING THE STEERING WHEEL
81
AUDIO CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
81
Media
82
Seek, Next or Previous
82
VOICE CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
82
CRUISE CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
82
INFORMATION DISPLAY CONTROL
83
HEATED STEERING WHEEL (IF EQUIPPED)
83
Pedals
84
ADJUSTABLE PEDALS (IF EQUIPPED)
84
Wipers and Washers
85
WINDSHIELD WIPERS
85
Speed Dependent Wipers
85
WINDSHIELD WASHERS
85
Lighting
86
LIGHTING CONTROL
86
High Beams
86
Headlamp Flasher
86
AUTOLAMPS (IF EQUIPPED)
87
INSTRUMENT LIGHTING DIMMER
88
DAYTIME RUNNING LAMPS (DRL) (IF EQUIPPED)
88
FRONT FOG LAMPS (IF EQUIPPED)
89
DIRECTION INDICATORS
89
INTERIOR LAMPS
90
Front Map Lamps (If Equipped)
90
Windows and Mirrors
91
POWER WINDOWS (IF EQUIPPED)
91
One-Touch Up or Down (Front Windows)
91
Restoring the One-Touch Up Functionality
91
Bounce-Back (One-Touch Up or Down Windows Only)
92
Overriding the Bounce-Back Feature
92
Global Open Windows (If Equipped)
92
Window Lock
92
Power Sliding Back Window (If Equipped)
93
Accessory Delay
93
EXTERIOR MIRRORS
93
Power Exterior Mirrors (If Equipped)
93
Fold-Away Exterior Mirrors
94
Power-Folding Mirrors (If Equipped)
94
Loose Mirror
94
Heated Exterior Mirror (If Equipped)
94
Memory Mirrors (If Equipped)
94
Signal Indicator Mirrors (If Equipped)
94
Clearance Lamps (If Equipped)
94
Telescoping Mirrors (If Equipped)
95
PowerScope® Power Telescoping Mirrors (If Equipped)
95
INTERIOR MIRROR
95
Auto-Dimming Mirror (If Equipped)
96
SUN VISORS
96
Slide-On-Rod (If Equipped)
96
Illuminated Visor Vanity Mirror (If Equipped)
96
MOONROOF (IF EQUIPPED)
97
Opening and Closing the Moonroof
97
Bounce-Back
97
Venting the Moonroof
97
Instrument Cluster
98
GAUGES
98
Engine Oil Pressure Gauge
98
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
99
Transmission Fluid Temperature Gauge
99
Fuel Gauge
99
Information Display
99
WARNING LAMPS AND INDICATORS
100
AUDIBLE WARNINGS AND INDICATORS
104
Key In Ignition Warning Chime
104
Keyless Warning Alert (If Equipped)
104
Headlamps On Warning Chime
104
Parking Brake On Warning Chime
104
Information Displays
105
GENERAL INFORMATION
105
Information Display Controls (Type 1)
105
Info
106
System Check and Vehicle Feature Customization
107
Information Display Controls (Type 2)
111
Main menu
111
Gauge Mode
112
Trip A/ B
113
Fuel Economy
113
Truck Apps
114
Settings
117
Information
119
Compass/Transmission indicator display (if equipped)
120
INFORMATION MESSAGES
120
Audio System
135
GENERAL INFORMATION
135
Radio Frequencies and Reception Factors
135
CD and CD Player Information
135
MP3 Track and Folder Structure
136
AM/FM
137
AM/FM/CD WITH SYNC®
138
AM/FM/CD SONY AUDIO SYSTEM
141
AUXILIARY INPUT JACK
142
USB PORT (IF EQUIPPED)
143
MEDIA HUB (IF EQUIPPED)
144
SATELLITE RADIO INFORMATION (IF EQUIPPED)
144
Satellite Radio Channels
144
Satellite Radio Reception Factors
144
SIRIUS Satellite Radio Service
145
Satellite Radio Electronic Serial Number (ESN)
145
Troubleshooting
146
Climate Control
147
MANUAL CLIMATE SYSTEM
147
DUAL AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL SYSTEM
149
GENERAL OPERATING TIPS
151
Manual Heating and Air Conditioning System
151
Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control
152
HEATED WINDOWS AND MIRRORS (IF EQUIPPED)
153
Heated Rear Window
153
Heated Exterior Mirror (If Equipped)
153
REMOTE START CLIMATE OPERATION (IF EQUIPPED)
153
Manual Climate Systems
154
Automatic Climate Systems
154
Automatic Settings
154
Heated and Cooled Devices
154
Seats
155
SITTING IN THE CORRECT POSITION
155
HEAD RESTRAINTS
156
Tilting Head Restraints (If Equipped)
158
MANUAL SEATS
158
Manual Lumbar (If Equipped)
159
POWER SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
160
MEMORY FUNCTION (IF EQUIPPED)
161
Easy Entry and Exit Feature (If Equipped)
161
REAR SEATS
162
Folding Up the Rear Seats (SuperCab)
162
Returning the Seat to the Seating Position
162
Folding the Rear Seat Back (Crew Cab)
162
Folding up the Rear Seat Cushion
163
Returning the Seat to the Seating Position
163
Rear Under Seat Storage (If Equipped) (Crew Cab)
163
Rear Heated Seats (If Equipped)
164
REAR SEAT ARMREST (IF EQUIPPED)
165
HEATED AND COOLED SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
166
Heated and Cooled Seats Air Filter Replacement (If Equipped)
167
FRONT SEAT ARMREST (IF EQUIPPED)
167
Universal Garage Door Opener (If Equipped)
169
UNIVERSAL GARAGE DOOR OPENER
169
CAR2U® HOME AUTOMATION SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
169
Rolling Code Programming
171
Fixed Code Programming
172
Erasing the Function Button Codes
173
FCC and RSS-210 Industry Canada Compliance
173
HOMELINK® WIRELESS CONTROL SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
173
Programming
174
Erasing the Function Button Codes
176
Reprogramming a single button
176
Programming HomeLink to a Genie Intellicode 2 garage door opener
176
Programing the transmitters
176
Programming HomeLink to the Genie Intellicode garage door opener motor
177
Clearing a HomeLink device
178
FCC and RSS-210 Industry Canada Compliance
178
Auxiliary Power Points
179
AUXILIARY POWER POINTS
179
Locations
180
110 Volt AC Power Points (If Equipped)
180
Storage Compartments
182
CENTER CONSOLE (IF EQUIPPED)
182
OVERHEAD CONSOLE (IF EQUIPPED)
182
Starting and Stopping the Engine
183
GENERAL INFORMATION
183
IGNITION SWITCH
184
STARTING A GASOLINE ENGINE
184
Failure to Start
185
Stopping the Engine When Your Vehicle is Stationary
185
Stopping the Engine When Your Vehicle is Moving
185
Cold Weather Starting (Flexible Fuel Vehicles Only)
186
If the Engine Fails to Start Using the Preceding Instructions (Flexible Fuel Vehicles Only)
186
Guarding Against Exhaust Fumes
186
Important Ventilating Information
187
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER (IF EQUIPPED)
187
Using the Engine Block Heater
188
Fuel and Refueling
189
IMPORTANT SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
189
FUEL QUALITY
191
Choosing the Right Fuel
191
Diesel engine (if equipped)
191
Choosing the Right Fuel With a Flex Fuel Vehicle (If Equipped)
192
Octane Recommendations
192
RUNNING OUT OF FUEL
193
Refilling With a Portable Fuel Container
193
REFUELING
194
Fuel Filler Cap
194
FUEL CONSUMPTION
195
Filling the Tank
195
Calculating Fuel Economy
196
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
196
On-board Diagnostics (OBD-II)
198
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) Testing
199
Transmission
200
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION OPERATION
200
Understanding the Shift Positions of the 5–Speed Automatic Transmission (If Equipped)
200
Understanding the Shift Positions of a 6–Speed Automatic Transmission (If Equipped)
202
Understanding your SelectShift Automatic® transmission
205
Automatic Transmission Adaptive Learning
206
Brake-shift interlock
207
If Your Vehicle Gets Stuck in Mud or Snow
208
HILL START ASSIST
209
Using Hill Start Assist
209
Four-Wheel Drive (If Equipped)
210
USING FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE (4WD) (IF EQUIPPED )
210
Manual Shift On Stop (MSOS) 4WD system (if equipped)
210
Electronic Shift-On-the-Fly (ESOF) 4WD system (if equipped)
210
4WD Indicator Lights
211
Using a Manual Shift On Stop (MSOS) 4wd system (if equipped)
212
Shifting between system modes
212
Shifting to/from 4L (4x4 Low)
213
Using the N (Neutral) position
213
Using the Electronic Shift on the Fly 4WD system (If Equipped)
214
Shifting between system modes
214
Shifting to/from 4L (4X4 low)
215
Electronic Locking Differential (ELD) (If Equipped)
215
Activating the Electronic Locking Differential (ELD)
216
How Your Vehicle Differs From Other Vehicles
217
Driving Off-Road With Truck and Utility Vehicles
217
Basic Operating Principles In Special Conditions
218
If your vehicle goes off the edge of the pavement
218
If your vehicle gets stuck
219
Emergency maneuvers
219
Sand
219
Mud and water
220
Driving on hilly or sloping terrain
221
Driving on snow and ice
222
Parking
223
Maintenance and modifications
223
Brakes
224
GENERAL INFORMATION
224
Brake Over Accelerator
224
Brake Assist
224
Anti-Lock Brake System
224
HINTS ON DRIVING WITH ANTI-LOCK BRAKES
225
PARKING BRAKE
225
Traction Control
226
PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION
226
USING TRACTION CONTROL
226
(Dual rear wheel vehicles only)
226
System indicator lights and messages
227
Stability Control
228
PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION
228
USING ADVANCETRAC® WITH RSC®
229
(Single rear wheel vehicles only)
229
Terrain Response
231
Hill descent control (if equipped)
231
Parking Aids
233
SENSING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
233
Using the Rear Sensing System
234
REAR VIEW CAMERA SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
235
Using the Rear View Camera System
236
Guidelines and the Centerline
237
Visual Park Aid Alert
237
Rear Camera Delay
238
Cruise Control
239
PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION
239
USING CRUISE CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
239
Switching Cruise Control On
239
Setting a Speed
240
Changing the Set Speed
240
Canceling the Set Speed
240
Resuming the Set Speed
240
Switching Cruise Control Off
240
Driving Aids
241
Steering
241
Load Carrying
242
LOAD LIMIT
242
Vehicle Loading – With and Without a Trailer
242
Special Loading Instructions for Owners of Pick-up Trucks and Utility-type Vehicles
248
TAILGATE
249
Tailgate Lock
249
Tailgate Removal
249
Tailgate Step (If Equipped)
250
Opening the Tailgate Step
251
Close the Tailgate Step
251
BED EXTENDER (IF EQUIPPED)
252
Towing
254
TOWING A TRAILER
254
Load Placement
254
TRAILER SWAY CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
255
RECOMMENDED TOWING WEIGHTS
255
ESSENTIAL TOWING CHECKS
257
Hitches
257
Weight-Distributing Hitches
257
Fifth-Wheel Trailer Hitch (If Equipped)
258
Safety Chains
259
Trailer Brakes
259
Integrated Trailer Brake Controller (If Equipped)
260
Procedure for Adjusting Gain
261
Explanation of Information Display Warning Messages
262
Points to Remember
263
Trailer Lamps
264
Using a Step Bumper (If Equipped)
264
Before Towing a Trailer
264
When Towing a Trailer
264
Launching or Retrieving a Boat or Personal Watercraft (PWC)
265
Recovery Hooks
266
TRANSPORTING THE VEHICLE
267
TOWING THE VEHICLE ON FOUR WHEELS
269
Emergency Towing
269
Recreational Towing
269
Four-wheel Drive Vehicles Equipped with a Manual-shift Transfer Case
269
Two-wheel Drive Vehicles and Four-wheel Drive Vehicles Equipped with an Electronic-shift Transfer Case
269
Driving Hints
270
BREAKING-IN
270
ECONOMICAL DRIVING
270
Conditions
271
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
271
FLOOR MATS
272
SNOWPLOWING
273
Installing the Snowplow
273
Operating the Vehicle with the Snowplow Attached
274
Snowplowing with your Air Bag Equipped Vehicle
275
Transmission operation while plowing
276
VEHICLE USED AS A STATIONARY POWER SOURCE
276
Roadside Emergencies
277
ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
277
Vehicles Sold in the U.S.: Getting Roadside Assistance
277
Vehicles Sold in the U.S.: Using Roadside Assistance
278
Vehicles Sold in Canada: Getting Roadside Assistance
278
Vehicles Sold in Canada: Using Roadside Assistance
278
HAZARD FLASHER CONTROL
279
FUEL CUT-OFF SWITCH
279
JUMP-STARTING THE VEHICLE
280
Preparing Your Vehicle
280
Connecting the Jumper Cables
281
Jump Starting
282
Removing the Jumper Cables
282
Customer Assistance
283
GETTING THE SERVICES YOU NEED
283
Away from Home
283
Additional Assistance
284
IN CALIFORNIA (U.S. ONLY)
285
THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU (BBB) AUTO LINE PROGRAM (U.S. ONLY)
286
UTILIZING THE MEDIATION or ARBITRATION PROGRAM (CANADA ONLY)
287
GETTING ASSISTANCE OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND CANADA
287
ORDERING ADDITIONAL OWNER’S LITERATURE
289
Obtaining a French Owner’s Manual
289
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (U.S. ONLY)
290
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (CANADA ONLY)
290
Fuses
291
CHANGING A FUSE
291
Fuses
291
Standard Fuse Amperage Rating and Color
291
FUSE SPECIFICATION CHART
292
Power Distribution Box
292
Passenger Compartment Fuse Panel
297
UPFITTER CONTROLS (IF EQUIPPED)
301
Maintenance
303
GENERAL INFORMATION
303
Working with the Engine Off
304
Working with the Engine On
304
OPENING AND CLOSING THE HOOD
304
UNDER HOOD OVERVIEW
305
6.2L V8 Gasoline Engine
305
6.8L V10 Gasoline Engine
306
ENGINE OIL DIPSTICK
307
ENGINE OIL CHECK
307
Adding Engine Oil
308
ENGINE COOLANT CHECK
308
Checking the Engine Coolant
308
Adding Engine Coolant
309
Recycled Engine Coolant
310
Severe Climates
310
What You Should Know About Fail-Safe Cooling (If Equipped)
311
How Fail-Safe Cooling Works
311
When Fail-Safe Mode is Activated
312
Engine Fluid Temperature Management (If Equipped)
312
TRANSMISSION FLUID CHECK
314
Checking Automatic Transmission Fluid (If Equipped)
314
Low Fluid Level
315
Correct Fluid Level
315
High Fluid Level
316
Adjusting Automatic Transmission Fluid Levels
316
TRANSFER CASE FLUID CHECK (IF EQUIPPED)
317
BRAKE FLUID CHECK
318
POWER STEERING FLUID CHECK
318
FUEL FILTER
318
WASHER FLUID CHECK
319
CHANGING THE VEHICLE BATTERY
319
Battery Management System (If Equipped)
322
CHECKING THE WIPER BLADES
322
CHANGING THE WIPER BLADES
323
AIR FILTER CHECK
324
Changing the Air Filter Element
324
ADJUSTING THE HEADLAMPS
326
Vertical Aim Adjustment
326
CHANGING A BULB
327
Lamp Assembly Condensation
327
Replacing Headlamps, Park Lamps, Turn Lamps
328
Replacing Front Clearance and Identification Lamp Bulbs (If Equipped)
330
Replacing Fog Lamp Bulbs (If Equipped)
330
Replacing Brake/Tail/Turn/Reverse Lamp Bulbs (Pickups Only)
330
Replacing Brake/Tail/Turn/Reverse Lamp Bulbs (Chassis Cabs only) (If Equipped)
331
Replacing Cargo Lamp and High-mount Brake Lamp Bulbs
331
Replacing License Plate Lamp Bulbs
331
BULB SPECIFICATION CHART
332
Vehicle Care
333
GENERAL INFORMATION
333
CLEANING PRODUCTS
333
CLEANING THE EXTERIOR
333
Underbody
334
Cleaning Plastic Exterior Parts
335
WAXING
335
REPAIRING MINOR PAINT DAMAGE
335
CLEANING THE ENGINE
335
CLEANING THE WINDOWS AND WIPER BLADES
336
CLEANING THE INTERIOR
336
CLEANING THE INSTRUMENT PANEL AND INSTRUMENT CLUSTER LENS
337
Instrument Panel, Door Panels and Console (FX appearance package)
338
CLEANING LEATHER SEATS (IF EQUIPPED, EXCEPT FOR THE KING RANCH® EDITION)
339
CLEANING LEATHER SEATS (IF EQUIPPED WITH THE KING RANCH® EDITION)
339
CLEANING THE ALLOY WHEELS
341
VEHICLE STORAGE
341
Removing Vehicle from Storage
343
Wheels and Tires
344
GENERAL INFORMATION
344
Notice to Utility Vehicle, Van and Truck Owners
344
Four-Wheel Drive System (If Equipped)
344
How Your Vehicle Differs from Other Vehicles
345
TIRE CARE
346
Information About Uniform Tire Quality Grading
346
Treadwear
347
Traction AA A B C
347
Temperature A B C
347
Glossary of Tire Terminology
348
INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE TIRE SIDEWALL
349
Information on P Type Tires
349
Additional Information Contained on the Tire Sidewall for LT Type Tires
352
Information on T Type Tires
353
Location of the Tire Label
353
INFLATING YOUR TIRES
354
Tire Inflation Information
356
Inspecting Your Tires and Wheel Valve Stems
358
Tire Wear
359
Damage
359
U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number
360
Tire Replacement Requirements
360
Safety Practices
361
Highway Hazards
362
Tire and Wheel Alignment
362
Tire Rotation
363
USING SNOW CHAINS
364
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM
365
Changing Tires with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System
367
Understanding Your Tire Pressure Monitoring System
367
When your temporary spare tire is installed
367
When you believe your system is not operating properly
368
When inflating your tires
369
How temperature affects your tire pressure
369
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Reset Procedure
370
Overview
370
Performing the System Reset Procedure
371
CHANGING A ROAD WHEEL
372
Dissimilar Spare Tire and Wheel Assembly Information
373
Location of the Spare Tire and Tools
374
Removing the Spare Tire (With Spare Tire Carrier Only)
375
Tire Change Procedure
377
Installing Dual Rear Wheel Ornaments
385
Stowing the flat/spare tire
387
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
388
Wheel Lug Nut Torque Specifications
388
Capacities and Specifications
390
ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS
390
Engine Drivebelt Routing
390
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
392
MOTORCRAFT® PART NUMBERS
396
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
396
VEHICLE CERTIFICATION LABEL
397
TRANSMISSION CODE DESIGNATION
398
Accessories
399
ACCESSORIES
399
Exterior style
399
Interior style
399
Lifestyle
399
Peace of mind
400
Ford Extended Service Plan
401
FORD ESP EXTENDED SERVICE PLANS
401
SERVICE PLANS (U.S. only)
401
Ford ESP can quickly pay for itself
401
covered components
401
Rental Car Reimbursement
401
Roadside Assistance
402
Transferable Coverage
402
Avoid the Rising cost of vehicle maintenance
402
Interest Free Financing Options Available
403
SERVICE PLANS (CANADA ONLY)
403
Scheduled Maintenance
404
GENERAL MAINTENANCE INFORMATION
404
Why Maintain Your Vehicle?
404
Why Maintain Your Vehicle at Your Dealership?
404
Factory-Trained Technicians
404
Genuine Ford and Motorcraft® Replacement Parts
404
Convenience
404
Protecting Your Investment
405
Additives and Chemicals
405
Oils, Fluids and Flushing
405
Owner Checks and Services
406
Multi-point Inspection
407
NORMAL SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE AND LOG
409
Maintenance Schedule Log
411
SPECIAL OPERATING CONDITIONS – 6.2L AND 6.8L ENGINES ONLY
414
Special Operating Condition Log
417
EXCEPTIONS
419
ENGINE COOLANT CHANGE RECORD
420
Engine Coolant Change Log
420
SYNC®
421
GENERAL INFORMATION
422
Support
422
SYNC Owner Account
422
Driving Restrictions
422
Safety Information
423
Privacy Information
423
USING VOICE RECOGNITION
424
Initiating a Voice Session
424
System Interaction and Feedback
425
Adjusting the Interaction Level
425
Helpful Hints
426
USING SYNC WITH YOUR PHONE
426
Pairing a Phone for the First Time
427
Pairing Subsequent Phones
427
Phone Voice Commands
428
Making Calls
430
Receiving Calls
430
Phone Options during an Active Call
430
Accessing Features through the Phone Menu
432
Text Messaging
433
Receiving a Text Message
434
Sending, Downloading and Deleting Your Text Messages
434
Accessing Your Phone Settings
436
System Settings
438
Bluetooth Devices Menu Options
438
Advanced Menu Options
440
SYNC APPLICATIONS AND SERVICES (IF EQUIPPED)
441
911 Assist®
442
Setting 911 Assist On
443
In the Event of a Crash
443
911 Assist May Not Work If
444
911 Assist Privacy Notice
444
Vehicle Health Report
444
Vehicle Health Report Privacy Notice
446
SYNC Services: Traffic, Directions & Information (TDI)
446
Connecting to SYNC Services Using Voice Commands
447
Connecting to SYNC Services Using the Phone Menu
447
Receiving Turn-by-Turn Directions
448
Disconnecting from SYNC Services
449
SYNC AppLink™
450
To Access Using the Phone Menu
450
To Access Using the Media Menu
450
To Access Using Voice Commands
451
USING SYNC WITH YOUR MEDIA PLAYER
451
Connecting Your Digital Media Player via the USB Port
451
What’s Playing?
452
Media Voice Commands
452
Media Menu Features
455
Accessing Your Play Menu
456
System Settings
458
Bluetooth Devices Menu Options
459
Advanced Menu Options
460
TROUBLESHOOTING
461
MyFord Touch® (If Equipped)
467
INTRODUCTION
467
Using the Touch-sensitive Controls on Your System
470
Cleaning the Touchscreen Display
470
Support
470
Safety information
471
Speed-restricted Features
471
Privacy information
473
USING VOICE RECOGNITION
473
How to Use Voice Commands with Your System
474
What Can I Say?
474
Helpful Hints
474
Accessing a List of Available Commands
475
Voice Settings
476
Using Voice Commands with the Touchscreen Options
477
ENTERTAINMENT
479
Browsing Device Content
480
AM and FM
482
Memory Presets
482
HD Radio
482
Scan
482
Options
482
Direct Tune
483
HD Radio™ Information (If Available)
483
HD Radio Reception and Station Troubleshooting
485
Radio Voice Commands
487
SIRIUS® Satellite Radio (If Activated)
488
Presets
488
ALERT
488
Replay
488
Scan
489
Options
489
Direct Tune
489
Browse
490
Satellite Radio Voice Commands
490
SIRIUS Satellite Radio Information
491
CD
493
Repeat
493
Shuffle
494
Scan
494
More Info
494
Options
494
Browse
494
CD Voice Commands
494
SD Card Slot and USB Port
495
SD Card Slot
495
USB Port
495
Playing Music from Your Device
496
SD Card and USB Voice Commands
497
Supported Media Players, Formats and Metadata Information
498
Bluetooth Audio
499
Bluetooth Audio Voice Commands
499
A/V Inputs
499
Troubleshooting
501
PHONE
501
Pairing Your Phone for the First Time
502
Pairing Subsequent Phones
503
Making Calls
503
Receiving Calls
503
Phone Menu Options
504
Phone
504
Quick Dial
504
Phonebook
504
History
504
Messaging
504
Settings
504
Text Messaging
505
Composing a Text Message
505
Receiving a Text Message
506
Phone Settings
506
Bluetooth Devices
506
Bluetooth
507
Do Not Disturb
507
911 Assist
507
Phone Ringer
507
Text Message Notification
507
Internet Data Connection
507
Manage Phonebook
507
Roaming Warning
507
Phone Voice Commands
508
INFORMATION
509
SYNC Services (If Equipped, United States Only)
509
Connecting to SYNC Services Using Voice Commands
510
Connecting to SYNC Services Using the Touchscreen
511
Receiving Turn-by-Turn Directions
511
Disconnecting from SYNC Services
512
SYNC Services Voice Commands
513
SIRIUS Travel Link (If Equipped and If Activated)
513
Traffic On Route and Traffic Nearby
514
Fuel Prices
514
Movie Listings
514
Weather
514
Sports Info
514
Ski Conditions
514
SIRIUS Travel Link Voice Commands
515
Alerts
516
Calendar
516
911 Assist® (If Equipped)
517
Setting 911 Assist On
518
To Make Sure that 911 Assist Works Properly
518
In the Event of a Crash
518
911 Assist May Not Work If
519
911 Assist Privacy Notice
519
Vehicle Health Report (If Equipped, United States Only)
519
Making a Report
520
Vehicle Health Report Privacy Notice
520
SETTINGS
521
Clock
521
Display
522
Uploading Photos for Your Home Screen Wallpaper
522
Sound
523
Vehicle
523
Active Park Assist
523
Ambient Lighting (If Equipped)
523
Vehicle Health Report
524
Door Keypad Code
524
Rear View Camera
524
Enable Valet Mode
524
Settings
524
System
525
Voice Control
526
Media Player
527
Navigation
528
Phone Settings
529
Wireless & Internet
530
Wi-Fi
532
USB Mobile Broadband
533
Prioritize Connection Methods
533
Bluetooth Settings
533
Help
534
CLIMATE
535
Climate Control Voice Commands
537
NAVIGATION SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
538
Setting a Destination
538
Point of Interest (POI) Categories
540
cityseekr (If Available)
541
Setting Your Navigation Preferences
543
Map Mode
544
Auto Zoom
545
Map Icons
546
Quick-touch Buttons
547
Navigation Map Updates
547
Navigation Voice Commands
548
One-shot Destination Street Address
549
Appendices
550
GENERAL INFORMATION
550
SYNC® End User License Agreement (EULA)
550
Adobe
555
End user notice
555
Microsoft® Windows® Mobile for Automotive Important Safety Information
555
General operation
556
TeleNav Software End User License Agreement
558
NavTeq End User License Agreement
562
Gracenote® Copyright
566
Gracenote® End User License Agreement (EULA)
567
Index
570

FAQ about the 2013 Ford F250 Manual

What contains the 2013 F250 manual?

The Ford F250 owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Ford to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Ford F250. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Ford F250 2013 owner's manual:

  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Ford F250 owners can do
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications

Where to download the 2013 Ford F250 Owners Manual?

The Ford F250 owner manual for the 2013 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the Ford F250 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 F250 (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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