2013 Ford Flex Owner's Manual

2013 Ford Flex owners manual
Year:
2013
Make:
Ford
Model:
Flex
Rating:
(3)

Online manual

Size:
7.03 MB

Table of Contents

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Protecting the Environment
10
Service Data Recording
12
Event Data Recording
13
CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65
14
PERCHLORATE MATERIAL
14
Collision Repairs
15
New Vehicle Limited Warranty
16
Special Instructions
16
MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT
16
GENERAL INFORMATION
18
CHILD SEATS
20
Types of Booster Seats
23
INSTALLING CHILD SEATS
24
Combining Safety Belt and LATCH Lower Anchors for Attaching Child Safety Seats
31
Using Tether Straps
31
Vehicle Sensitive Mode
39
Automatic Locking Mode
40
When to Use the Automatic Locking Mode
40
Non-inflatable safety belts
40
Rear outboard inflatable safety belts (second row only–if equipped)
40
How to Disengage the Automatic Locking Mode
40
Safety Belt Extension Assembly
41
SAFETY BELT HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
41
Deactivating and Activating the Belt-Minder® Feature
43
REAR INFLATABLE SAFETY BELT (IF EQUIPPED)
45
How Does the Rear Inflatable Safety Belt System Work?
45
Stowing the Rear Inflatable Safety Belt
46
PERSONAL SAFETY SYSTEM™
48
Proper Driver and Front Passenger Seating Adjustment
51
Children and Airbags
52
FRONT PASSENGER SENSING SYSTEM
52
CRASH SENSORS AND AIRBAG INDICATOR
59
Integrated Keyhead Transmitters (IKTs) (If Equipped)
63
Integrated Keyhead Transmitter
65
Programming memory to the transmitter
66
Deactivating memory from the transmitter
66
Car Finder
67
Remote Starting the Vehicle
68
Extending the Vehicle Run Time
68
Turning the Vehicle Off After Remote Starting
69
PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION
70
Non-configurable Settings
70
Configurable Settings
70
CREATING A MYKEY
71
Programming/Changing Configurable Settings
71
CLEARING ALL MYKEYS
72
CHECKING MYKEY SYSTEM STATUS
72
USING MYKEY WITH REMOTE START SYSTEMS
73
Unlocking the Doors (Two-Stage Unlock)
74
At the Front Doors
75
Autounlock Feature (If Enabled)
76
Deactivating or Activating
77
Illuminated Entry
77
Opening and Closing the Power Liftgate
79
Obstacle Detection
80
Programming a Personal Entry Code
82
Erasing a Personal Code
82
Anti-Scan Feature
83
Automatic Arming
84
Programming a Spare Integrated Keyhead Transmitter
85
Programming a Spare Intelligent Access Key (If Equipped)
86
ANTI-THEFT ALARM (IF EQUIPPED)
87
Arming the Alarm
87
Easy Entry and Exit Feature
89
Memory Feature
89
AUDIO CONTROL
90
VOICE CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
90
CRUISE CONTROL
91
INFORMATION DISPLAY CONTROL
92
Speed-dependent Wipers (If Equipped)
94
RAIN-SENSING WIPERS (IF EQUIPPED)
94
WINDSHIELD WASHERS
95
High Beams
96
Headlamp Flasher
96
AUTOLAMPS (If equipped)
97
INSTRUMENT LIGHTING DIMMER
97
HEADLAMP EXIT DELAY
97
DAYTIME RUNNING LAMPS (IF EQUIPPED)
98
FRONT FOG LAMPS
99
Rear dome/reading lamps
100
Rear Window Buffeting
101
Overriding the Bounce-Back Feature
102
Window Lock
102
Power-Folding Mirrors (If Equipped)
103
Loose Mirror
103
Memory Mirrors (If Equipped)
104
Integrated Blind Spot Mirrors (If Equipped)
104
Blind Spot Information System (BLIS®) with Cross Traffic Alert (CTA) (If Equipped)
104
INTERIOR MIRROR
105
Slide-On-Rod
105
Illuminated Visor Vanity Mirror
106
MULTI–PANEL VISTA ROOF® (IF EQUIPPED)
106
Opening and Closing the Moonroof
106
Bounce-Back
107
Fuel gauge
108
Type 2
109
WARNING LAMPS AND INDICATORS
109
Adaptive cruise control (if equipped) (RTT)
109
Stability Control System
110
Stability Control System Off
110
Airbag readiness
110
Anti-lock brake system
110
Brake system warning light
110
Charging system (RTT)
111
Door ajar (RTT)
111
Engine oil pressure (RTT)
111
Engine coolant temperature (RTT)
111
Fog lamps (if equipped)
111
Grade assist and overdrive cancel (if equipped) (RTT)
111
Heads up display (if equipped)
112
High beams
112
Low fuel (RTT)
112
Liftgate ajar (RTT)
112
Low tire pressure warning
112
Low washer fluid (RTT)
112
Powertrain malfunction/reduced power (RTT)
113
Safety belt
113
Service engine soon
113
Speed control (if equipped) (RTT)
114
Turn signal
114
AUDIBLE WARNINGS AND INDICATORS
114
Key In Ignition Warning Chime
114
Keyless Warning Alert (If Equipped)
114
Headlamps On Warning Chime
114
Resetting the Trip Computer
118
Odometer
118
Trip Odometer
118
Total Time
118
Fuel Used
118
Distance to E
118
Inst Fuel Econ
118
Average Fuel
118
Compass (If Equipped)
118
Display Mode
120
Trip 1 & 2
121
Fuel Economy
122
Settings
122
Information
124
GENERAL INFORMATION
134
Radio Frequencies and Reception Factors
134
CD and CD Player Information
134
Menu Structure
138
AM/FM/CD SONY® AUDIO SYSTEM
141
AM/FM/CD PREMIUM AUDIO SYSTEM
142
AUXILIARY INPUT JACK
143
USB PORT (IF EQUIPPED)
145
MEDIA HUB (IF EQUIPPED)
145
SATELLITE RADIO INFORMATION (IF EQUIPPED)
146
Satellite Radio Channels
146
Satellite Radio Reception Factors
146
Sirius Satellite Radio Service
146
Satellite Radio Electronic Serial Number (ESN)
147
MANUAL HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM
149
DUAL AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL SYSTEM (WITH SONY® AUDIO SYSTEM)
151
DUAL AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL SYSTEM (WITH MyTemp)
153
REAR PASSENGER CLIMATE CONTROL
154
GENERAL OPERATING TIPS
155
Manual Heating and Air Conditioning System
155
Heated Rear Window
157
Heated Exterior Mirror (If Equipped)
157
Manual Climate Systems
158
Tilting Head Restraints
162
MANUAL SEATS
162
POWER SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
164
Power Lumbar (If Equipped)
165
MEMORY FUNCTION (IF EQUIPPED)
165
Programming a memory position
165
Second-Row Heated Seats (If Equipped)
167
HEATED AND VENTILATED SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
168
Recline adjustment
170
Moving the seats backward and forward (six–passenger vehicles only)
171
Accessing the Seat
172
Third Row Seat Exit
174
Stowing the Third Row Seat
176
Unstowing the Third Row Seat
177
PowerFold® Third-row Seat (If Equipped)
178
Programing the transmitters
183
Programming HomeLink to the Genie Intellicode garage door opener motor
184
Clearing a HomeLink device
184
Cleaning and Maintenance
189
GENERAL INFORMATION
191
IGNITION SWITCH (IF EQUIPPED)
192
KEYLESS STARTING (IF EQUIPPED)
192
Ignition Modes
193
Starting Your Vehicle
193
Stopping the Engine When Your Vehicle is Stationary
194
Stopping the Engine When Your Vehicle is in Motion
194
Guarding Against Exhaust Fumes
196
Choosing the Right Fuel
199
Filling the Tank
203
On-board Diagnostics (OBD-II)
205
SelectShift Automatic® Transmission (If Equipped)
208
Automatic Transmission Adaptive Learning
209
Brake-shift interlock
210
Basic operating principles in special conditions
213
If Your Vehicle Goes Off the Edge of the Pavement
213
If Your Vehicle Gets Stuck
213
Emergency Maneuvers
214
Sand
214
Mud and Water
215
Driving on Hilly or Sloping Terrain
215
Driving on Snow and Ice
216
Brake Over Accelerator
218
Brake Assist
218
Anti-Lock Brake System
218
HINTS ON DRIVING WITH ANTI-LOCK BRAKES
219
PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION
221
Using Active Park Assist
225
Automatic Steering into Parking Space
226
Deactivating the Park Assist Feature
228
Using the Rear View Camera System
230
Guidelines and the Centerline
231
Visual Park Aid Alert
232
Manual Zoom
233
PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION
234
USING CRUISE CONTROL
234
Switching Cruise Control On
234
Setting a Speed
234
Changing the Set Speed
234
Canceling the Set Speed
235
Resuming the Set Speed
235
Switching Cruise Control Off
235
USING ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
235
Setting Adaptive Cruise Control
236
Following a Vehicle
237
Setting the Gap Distance
238
Disengaging Adaptive Cruise Control
238
Overriding Adaptive Cruise Control
238
Changing the Set Speed
239
Resuming the Set Speed
239
Low Speed Automatic Cancellation
239
Hilly Condition Usage
239
Switching Off Adaptive Cruise Control
239
Detection Issues
240
Adaptive Cruise Control Not Available
240
Blocked Sensor
241
Using the Systems
244
System Lights and Messages
245
System Sensors
246
System Limitations
247
False Alerts
247
System Errors
248
Using the Collision Warning System
249
Blocked Sensors
250
CARGO NET (IF EQUIPPED)
253
TOWING A TRAILER
262
Load Placement
262
TRAILER SWAY CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
263
Weight-Distributing Hitch
265
Trailer Brake Controller Connector (If Equipped)
266
Trailer Lamps
267
Before Towing a Trailer
267
When Towing a Trailer
267
Launching or Retrieving a Boat or Personal Watercraft (PWC)
268
Emergency Towing
270
BREAKING-IN
272
ECONOMICAL DRIVING
272
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
273
Vehicles Sold in the U.S.: Getting Roadside Assistance
276
Vehicles Sold in the U.S.: Using Roadside Assistance
277
Vehicles Sold in Canada: Getting Roadside Assistance
277
Vehicles Sold in Canada: Using Roadside Assistance
277
HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS
277
Vehicles equipped with MyTouch
277
Preparing Your Vehicle
279
Connecting the Jumper Cables
279
Jump Starting
280
Additional Assistance
283
IN CALIFORNIA (U.S. ONLY)
284
THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU (BBB) AUTO LINE PROGRAM (U.S. ONLY)
285
UTILIZING THE MEDIATION or ARBITRATION PROGRAM (CANADA ONLY)
286
Obtaining a French Owner’s Manual
288
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (U.S. ONLY)
289
Power Distribution Box
291
Working with the Engine Off
299
Working with the Engine On
299
3.5L V6 engine
301
3.5L V6 EcoBoost® Engine
302
ENGINE OIL DIPSTICK
303
ENGINE OIL CHECK
303
Checking the Engine Coolant
304
Adding Engine Coolant
305
Recycled Engine Coolant
306
Severe Climates
306
How Fail-Safe Cooling Works
308
Moving the Air Filter Assembly (EcoBoost engine)
311
Low fluid level
312
Correct fluid level
312
High fluid level
313
Adjusting Automatic Transmission Fluid Levels
313
BRAKE FLUID CHECK
314
POWER STEERING FLUID CHECK
314
FUEL FILTER
314
WASHER FLUID CHECK
314
CHANGING THE VEHICLE BATTERY
315
Battery relearn
316
Replacing HID headlamp bulbs (if equipped)
323
Replacing front parking lamp/turn signal bulbs
323
Replacing high-mount brake lamp bulbs
325
Replacing license plate lamp bulbs
325
GENERAL INFORMATION
327
CLEANING PRODUCTS
327
CLEANING THE EXTERIOR
327
Cleaning Plastic Exterior Parts
328
WAXING
329
REPAIRING MINOR PAINT DAMAGE
329
CLEANING THE ENGINE
329
CLEANING THE WINDOWS AND WIPER BLADES
330
CLEANING THE INTERIOR
331
CLEANING THE INSTRUMENT PANEL AND INSTRUMENT CLUSTER LENS
331
CLEANING LEATHER SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
332
Traction AA A B C
338
Temperature A B C
339
Information on P Type Tires
341
Additional Information Contained on the Tire Sidewall for LT Type Tires
344
Information on T Type Tires
345
Location of the Tire Label
345
INFLATING YOUR TIRES
346
Inspecting Your Tires and Wheel Valve Stems
348
Tire Wear
348
Damage
349
U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number
349
Highway Hazards
351
Tire and Wheel Alignment
352
Tire Rotation
352
When Your Temporary Spare Tire Is Installed
356
When You Believe Your System Is Not Operating Properly
356
When Inflating Your Tires
358
Engine Drivebelt Routing
367
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
368
MOTORCRAFT™ PART NUMBERS
372
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
372
VEHICLE CERTIFICATION LABEL
373
Exterior style
375
Interior style
375
Lifestyle
375
FORD ESP EXTENDED SERVICE PLANS
377
SERVICE PLANS (U.S. only)
377
Ford ESP can quickly pay for itself
377
covered components
377
Rental Car Reimbursement
377
Roadside Assistance
378
Transferable Coverage
378
Avoid the Rising cost of vehicle maintenance
378
Interest Free Financing Options Available
379
Factory-Trained Technicians
380
Genuine Ford and Motorcraft® Replacement Parts
380
Additives and Chemicals
381
Oils, Fluids and Flushing
382
Owner Checks and Services
382
Intelligent Oil-Life Monitor®
385
Special Operating Condition Log
393
Support
398
SYNC Owner Account
398
Driving Restrictions
398
Safety Information
398
Adjusting the Interaction Level
401
Pairing a Phone for the First Time
402
Pairing Subsequent Phones
403
Phone Voice Commands
403
Making Calls
405
Receiving Calls
405
Phone Options during an Active Call
406
Receiving a Text Message
410
Sending, Downloading and Deleting Your Text Messages
410
Bluetooth Devices Menu Options
414
Setting 911 Assist On
419
In the Event of a Crash
419
911 Assist May Not Work If
420
Connecting to SYNC Services Using Voice Commands
424
Connecting to SYNC Services Using the Phone Menu
424
Receiving Turn-by-Turn Directions
424
Connecting Your Digital Media Player via the USB Port
426
What’s Playing?
427
Media Voice Commands
427
Media Menu Features
429
Bluetooth Devices Menu Options
435
Advanced Menu Options
436
Using the Touch-sensitive Controls on Your System
449
Cleaning the Touchscreen Display
449
Support
449
Safety information
450
Speed-restricted Features
450
Privacy information
451
What Can I Say?
454
Helpful Hints
455
Accessing a List of Available Commands
455
Voice Settings
456
Memory Presets
462
HD Radio
462
Scan
462
Options
463
Direct Tune
463
HD Radio™ Information (If Available)
463
HD Radio Reception and Station Troubleshooting
465
Presets
468
ALERT
468
Replay
468
Scan
468
Options
468
Direct Tune
469
Browse
469
Satellite Radio Voice Commands
469
Repeat
473
Shuffle
473
Scan
474
More Info
474
Options
474
Browse
474
SD Card Slot
475
USB Port
475
Playing Music from Your Device
476
SD Card and USB Voice Commands
477
Pairing Your Phone for the First Time
482
Pairing Subsequent Phones
483
Making Calls
483
Phone
484
Quick Dial
484
Phonebook
484
History
484
Messaging
485
Composing a Text Message
485
Bluetooth Devices
487
Bluetooth
487
Do Not Disturb
487
911 Assist
487
Phone Ringer
487
Text Message Notification
487
Internet Data Connection
487
Manage Phonebook
487
Roaming Warning
487
Connecting to SYNC Services Using Voice Commands
490
Connecting to SYNC Services Using the Touchscreen
491
Receiving Turn-by-Turn Directions
491
Disconnecting from SYNC Services
492
Traffic On Route and Traffic Nearby
494
Fuel Prices
494
Movie Listings
494
Weather
494
Sports Info
494
Ski Conditions
494
Sirius Travel Link Voice Commands
495
Alerts
496
Setting 911 Assist On
498
To Make Sure that 911 Assist Works Properly
498
In the Event of a Crash
498
911 Assist May Not Work If
499
Making a Report
500
Uploading Photos for Your Home Screen Wallpaper
502
Active Park Assist
503
Ambient Lighting (If Equipped)
504
Vehicle Health Report
504
Door Keypad Code
504
Rear View Camera
504
System
505
Voice Control
506
Media Player
507
Navigation
508
Phone Settings
509
Wireless & Internet
510
Setting a Destination
517
Point of Interest (POI) Categories
518
cityseekr (If Available)
519
Auto Zoom
523
Map Icons
524
Quick-touch Buttons
525
Microsoft® Windows® Mobile for Automotive Important Safety Information
533
Gracenote® End User License Agreement (EULA)
544
Index
547

FAQ about the 2013 Ford Flex Manual

What contains the 2013 Flex manual?

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

  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Best practice for driving your Ford Flex
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Maintenance for your Ford Flex, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage

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