2013 Ford Taurus Owner's Manual

2013 Ford Taurus owners manual
Year:
2013
Make:
Ford
Model:
Taurus
Rating:
(8)

Online manual

Size:
6.5 MB

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
2
Introduction
10
ABOUT THIS MANUAL
10
Protecting the Environment
10
SYMBOL GLOSSARY
11
DATA RECORDING
12
Service Data Recording
12
Event Data Recording
13
CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65
14
PERCHLORATE MATERIAL
14
FORD CREDIT (U.S. ONLY)
15
REPLACEMENT PARTS RECOMMENDATION
15
Scheduled Maintenance and Mechanical Repairs
15
Collision Repairs
15
Warranty on Replacement Parts
15
SPECIAL NOTICES
16
New Vehicle Limited Warranty
16
Special Instructions
16
MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT
16
EXPORT UNIQUE (NON–UNITED STATES/CANADA) VEHICLE SPECIFIC INFORMATION
17
Child Safety
18
GENERAL INFORMATION
18
CHILD SEATS
20
CHILD SEAT POSITIONING
20
BOOSTER SEATS
22
Types of Booster Seats
23
INSTALLING CHILD SEATS
25
Using Lap and Shoulder Belts
25
Using Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH)
29
Child seat positioning for LATCH lower anchors
30
Combining Safety Belt and LATCH Lower Anchors for Attaching Child Safety Seats
30
Using Tether Straps
31
CHILD SAFETY LOCKS
33
Safety Belts
34
PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION
34
FASTENING THE SAFETY BELTS
36
Restraint of Pregnant Women
37
Safety Belt Locking Modes
37
Vehicle Sensitive Mode
38
Automatic Locking Mode
38
When to Use the Automatic Locking Mode
38
How to Use the Automatic Locking Mode
38
How to Disengage the Automatic Locking Mode
39
Safety Belt Extension Assembly
39
SAFETY BELT HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
39
SAFETY BELT WARNING LIGHT AND INDICATOR CHIME
40
Conditions of Operation
40
SAFETY BELT-MINDER®
40
Deactivating and Activating the Belt-Minder® Feature
42
CHILD RESTRAINT AND SAFETY BELT MAINTENANCE
43
Personal Safety System
44
PERSONAL SAFETY SYSTEM™
44
How Does the Personal Safety System Work?
44
Supplementary Restraints System
45
PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION
45
SOS POST-CRASH ALERT SYSTEM™
46
DRIVER AND PASSENGER AIRBAGS
47
Proper Driver and Front Passenger Seating Adjustment
48
Children and Airbags
48
FRONT PASSENGER SENSING SYSTEM
49
SIDE AIRBAGS
53
SAFETY CANOPY® CURTAIN AIRBAGS
54
CRASH SENSORS AND AIRBAG INDICATOR
56
AIRBAG DISPOSAL
57
Keys and Remote Control
58
PRINCIPLE OF OPERATION
58
Intelligent Access (If Equipped)
58
GENERAL INFORMATION ON RADIO FREQUENCIES
58
Intelligent Access (If Equipped)
59
REMOTE CONTROL
59
Integrated Keyhead Transmitters (IKTs) (If Equipped)
59
Intelligent Access Key (If Equipped)
60
Replacing the Battery
60
Integrated Keyhead Transmitter
61
Intelligent Access Transmitter
61
Memory Feature (If Equipped)
62
Programming Memory to the Transmitter
62
Deactivating Memory from the Transmitter
63
Car Finder
63
Sounding a Panic Alarm
63
Remote Start (If Equipped)
63
Remote Starting the Vehicle
64
Extending the Vehicle Run Time
65
Turning the Vehicle Off After Remote Starting
65
REPLACING A LOST KEY OR REMOTE CONTROL
65
MyKey
66
PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION
66
Standard Settings
66
Optional Settings
67
CREATING A MYKEY
67
Programming/Changing Optional Settings
68
CLEARING ALL MYKEYS
68
CHECKING MYKEY SYSTEM STATUS
68
USING MYKEY WITH REMOTE START SYSTEMS
69
MYKEY TROUBLESHOOTING
69
Locks
70
LOCKING AND UNLOCKING
70
Power Door Locks
70
Remote Control
70
Unlocking the Doors (Two-Stage Unlock)
70
Locking the Doors
70
Opening the Trunk
71
Activating Intelligent Access (If Equipped)
71
At the Front Doors
71
At the Trunk
71
Smart Unlocks for Integrated Keyhead Transmitter
71
Smart Unlocks for Intelligent Access Keys (If Equipped)
72
Autolock Feature (If Enabled)
72
Autounlock Feature (If Enabled)
73
Deactivating or Activating
73
Illuminated Entry
73
Illuminated Exit
74
Battery Saver
74
Accessory Mode Battery Saver for Intelligent Access Keys (If Equipped)
74
SECURICODE™ KEYLESS ENTRY KEYPAD (IF EQUIPPED)
74
Programming a Personal Entry Code
75
Erasing a Personal Code
75
Anti-Scan Feature
76
Unlocking and Locking the Doors
76
TRUNK RELEASE
77
From Inside Your Vehicle
77
From Outside Your Vehicle
77
INTERIOR LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT RELEASE
78
Security
79
SECURILOCK® PASSIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM
79
Automatic Arming
79
Automatic Disarming
79
Replacement Keys
79
Programming a Spare Integrated Keyhead Transmitter
80
Programming a Spare Intelligent Access Key (If Equipped)
81
ANTI-THEFT ALARM (IF EQUIPPED)
82
Arming the Alarm
82
Disarming the Alarm
83
Steering Wheel
84
ADJUSTING THE STEERING WHEEL
84
Power Tilt and Telescope Steering Column (If Equipped)
85
Easy Entry and Exit Feature
85
Memory Feature
85
AUDIO CONTROL
86
VOICE CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
86
CRUISE CONTROL
87
INFORMATION DISPLAY CONTROL
88
Cluster Display Control Features
88
HEATED STEERING WHEEL (IF EQUIPPED)
88
Pedals
89
ADJUSTABLE PEDALS (IF EQUIPPED)
89
Wipers and Washers
90
WINDSHIELD WIPERS
90
RAIN-SENSING WIPERS (IF EQUIPPED)
90
WINDSHIELD WASHERS
91
Lighting
92
LIGHTING CONTROL
92
High Beams
92
Headlamp Flasher
92
AUTOLAMPS
93
INSTRUMENT LIGHTING DIMMER
93
HEADLAMP EXIT DELAY
93
DAYTIME RUNNING LAMPS (IF EQUIPPED)
94
AUTOMATIC HIGH BEAM CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
95
DIRECTION INDICATORS
97
INTERIOR LAMPS
97
Front row map lamps
97
Windows and Mirrors
98
POWER WINDOWS
98
Rear Window Buffeting
98
One-Touch Up or Down
98
Global Opening (If Equipped)
98
Bounce-Back (One-Touch Up or Down Windows Only)
99
Overriding the Bounce-Back Feature
99
Window Lock
99
Accessory Delay
99
EXTERIOR MIRRORS
100
Power Exterior Mirrors
100
Fold-Away Exterior Mirrors
100
Heated Exterior Mirror (If Equipped)
100
Memory Mirrors (If Equipped)
100
Auto-Dimming Feature (If Equipped)
100
Integrated Blind Spot Mirrors (If Equipped)
101
Blind Spot Information System (BLIS®) with Cross Traffic Alert (CTA) (If Equipped)
101
INTERIOR MIRROR
102
Auto-Dimming Mirror (If Equipped)
102
SUN VISORS
102
Slide-On-Rod
102
Illuminated Visor Vanity Mirror
103
SUNSHADE (IF EQUIPPED)
103
MOONROOF (IF EQUIPPED)
104
Opening and Closing the Moonroof
104
Bounce-Back
104
Venting the Moonroof
104
Instrument Cluster
105
GAUGES
105
Type 1
105
Fuel gauge
105
Type 2
106
WARNING LAMPS AND INDICATORS
106
Adaptive cruise control (if equipped) (RTT)
107
Airbag readiness
107
Anti-lock brake system
107
Brake system warning light
107
Charging system (RTT)
108
Door ajar (RTT)
108
Engine oil pressure (RTT)
108
Engine coolant temperature (RTT)
108
Grade assist (if equipped) (RTT)
108
Heads up display (if equipped)
108
High beams
109
Low fuel (RTT)
109
Low tire pressure warning
109
Low washer fluid (RTT)
109
Powertrain malfunction/reduced power (RTT)
109
Safety belt
109
Service engine soon
110
Speed control (if equipped) (RTT)
110
Stability Control System
110
Stability Control System Off
111
Turn signal
111
AUDIBLE WARNINGS AND INDICATORS
111
Key In Ignition Warning Chime
111
Keyless Warning Alert (If Equipped)
111
Headlamps On Warning Chime
111
Parking Brake On Warning Chime
111
Information Displays
112
GENERAL INFORMATION
112
Information Display Controls (Type 1)
112
Menu
112
TRIP AND FUEL ECONOMY COMPUTER
116
Resetting the Trip Computer
116
Odometer
116
Trip Odometer
116
Total Time
116
Fuel Used
116
Distance to E
116
Inst Fuel Econ
117
Average Fuel
117
Compass (If Equipped)
117
Information Messages
117
Information Display Controls (Type 2)
117
Main menu
118
Display Mode
118
Trip 1 & 2
120
Fuel Economy
121
Driver Assist
121
Settings
123
Information
125
INFORMATION MESSAGES
126
Audio System
135
GENERAL INFORMATION
135
Radio Frequencies and Reception Factors
135
CD and CD Player Information
135
MP3 Track and Folder Structure
136
MyFord® SYSTEM
137
Menu Structure
139
AM/FM/CD PREMIUM AUDIO SYSTEM
142
AM/FM/CD SONY® AUDIO SYSTEM
143
AUXILIARY INPUT JACK
144
USB PORT
146
MEDIA HUB (IF EQUIPPED)
146
SATELLITE RADIO INFORMATION (IF EQUIPPED)
146
Satellite Radio Channels
146
Satellite Radio Reception Factors
147
SIRIUS Satellite Radio Service
147
Satellite Radio Electronic Serial Number (ESN)
148
Troubleshooting
148
Climate Control
150
MANUAL HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM
150
DUAL AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL SYSTEM
152
DUAL AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL SYSTEM (WITH SONY® AUDIO SYSTEM)
154
DUAL AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL SYSTEM (WITH MyTemp)
156
GENERAL OPERATING TIPS
157
Manual Heating and Air Conditioning System
157
Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control
158
HEATED WINDOWS AND MIRRORS (IF EQUIPPED)
159
Heated Rear Window
159
Heated Exterior Mirror (If Equipped)
159
CABIN AIR FILTER
160
REMOTE START CLIMATE OPERATION (IF EQUIPPED)
160
Manual Climate Systems
161
Automatic Climate Systems
161
Seats
162
SITTING IN THE CORRECT POSITION
162
HEAD RESTRAINTS
163
Tilting Head Restraints (If Equipped)
165
MANUAL SEATS
166
166
POWER SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
167
Multi-Contour Active Motion™ Seat (If Equipped)
168
MEMORY FUNCTION (if equipped)
169
Programming a memory position
169
Recalling a memory position
170
Recalling a memory position with the remote control
170
Easy Entry and Exit Feature (If Equipped)
170
HEATED SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
171
HEATED AND VENTILATED SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
172
Heated Seats
172
Ventilated Seats
173
Heated and Cooled Seat Air Filter Replacement (If Equipped)
173
REAR SEATS
174
Split-folding Rear Seat
174
REAR SEAT ARMREST (IF EQUIPPED)
175
Rear Heated Seats (If Equipped)
175
Universal Garage Door Opener (If Equipped)
176
HOMELINK® WIRELESS CONTROL SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
176
Programming
177
Erasing the Function Button Codes
178
Reprogramming a single button
178
Programming HomeLink® to a Genie Intellicode® 2 garage door opener
179
Programing the transmitters
179
Programming HomeLink® to the Genie Intellicode® garage door opener motor
180
Clearing a HomeLink® device
180
FCC and RSS-210 Industry Canada Compliance
180
Auxiliary Power Points
181
AUXILIARY POWER POINTS
181
Locations
181
Storage Compartments
181
CENTER CONSOLE
181
OVERHEAD CONSOLE
182
Starting and Stopping the Engine
183
GENERAL INFORMATION
183
IGNITION SWITCH (IF EQUIPPED)
184
KEYLESS STARTING (IF EQUIPPED)
184
Ignition Modes
185
Starting Your Vehicle
185
Stopping the Engine When Your Vehicle is Stationary
186
Stopping the Engine When Your Vehicle is in Motion
186
Fast Restart
186
STARTING A GASOLINE ENGINE
187
Guarding Against Exhaust Fumes
188
Important Ventilating Information
188
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER (IF EQUIPPED)
188
Using the Engine Block Heater
189
Fuel and Refueling
190
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
190
FUEL QUALITY
191
Choosing the Right Fuel
191
Choosing the Right Fuel With a Flex Fuel Vehicle (If Equipped)
191
Octane recommendations
192
RUNNING OUT OF FUEL
193
Refilling with a Portable Fuel Container
193
REFUELING
194
Easy Fuel® “No Cap” Fuel System
195
FUEL CONSUMPTION
196
Filling the Tank
196
Calculating Fuel Economy
196
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
197
On-board Diagnostics (OBD-II)
198
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) Testing
199
Transmission
200
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
200
SelectShift Automatic® Transmission (If Equipped)
201
Brake-Shift Interlock
203
Automatic Transmission Adaptive Learning
204
If Your Vehicle Gets Stuck in Mud or Snow
204
All-Wheel Drive (If Equipped)
205
Using your All Wheel Drive (AWD) system
205
Driving In Special Conditions With All-Wheel Drive (AWD)
206
Basic operating principles in special conditions
206
If Your Vehicle Goes Off the Edge of the Pavement
206
If Your Vehicle Gets Stuck
207
Emergency Maneuvers
207
Sand
208
Mud and Water
208
Driving on Hilly or Sloping Terrain
209
Driving on Snow and Ice
210
Maintenance and Modifications
211
Brakes
212
GENERAL INFORMATION
212
Brake Over Accelerator
212
Brake Assist
212
Anti-Lock Brake System
213
HINTS ON DRIVING WITH ANTI-LOCK BRAKES
213
PARKING BRAKE
213
Traction Control
214
PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION
214
USING TRACTION CONTROL
214
System indicator lights and messages
214
Stability Control
215
PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION
215
USING ADVANCETRAC®
217
Parking Aids
218
SENSING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
218
Using the Rear Sensing System
219
ACTIVE PARK ASSIST (IF EQUIPPED)
220
Using Active Park Assist
221
Automatic Steering into Parking Space
222
Deactivating the Park Assist Feature
223
Troubleshooting the System
223
REAR VIEW CAMERA SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
224
Using the Rear View Camera System
225
Guidelines and the Centerline
226
Visual Park Aid Alert
227
Manual Zoom
227
Rear Camera Delay
227
Cruise Control
228
PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION
228
USING CRUISE CONTROL
228
Switching Cruise Control On
228
Setting a Speed
228
Changing the Set Speed
229
Canceling the Set Speed
229
Resuming the Set Speed
229
Switching Cruise Control Off
229
USING ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
229
Setting Adaptive Cruise Control
230
Following a Vehicle
231
Setting the Gap Distance
232
Disengaging Adaptive Cruise Control
233
Overriding Adaptive Cruise Control
233
Changing the Set Speed
233
Resuming the Set Speed
234
Low Speed Automatic Cancellation
234
Hilly Condition Usage
234
Switching Off Adaptive Cruise Control
234
Detection Issues
235
Adaptive Cruise Control Not Available
235
Blocked Sensor
236
Switching to Normal Cruise Control
237
Driving Aids
238
BLIND SPOT INFORMATION SYSTEM (BLIS®) WITH CROSS TRAFFIC ALERT (CTA) (IF EQUIPPED)
238
Using the Systems
239
System Lights and Messages
240
System Sensors
241
System Limitations
242
False Alerts
242
System Errors
243
Switching the Systems Off and On
243
COLLISION WARNING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
243
Using the Collision Warning System
244
Blocked Sensors
245
System Limitations
246
STEERING
246
Electric Power Steering
246
Steering Tips
247
Load Carrying
248
CARGO NET (IF EQUIPPED)
248
LOAD LIMIT
248
Vehicle Loading – With and Without a Trailer
248
Towing
256
TOWING A TRAILER
256
Load Placement
256
RECOMMENDED TOWING WEIGHTS
257
ESSENTIAL TOWING CHECKS
257
Hitches
258
Safety Chains
258
Trailer Brakes
258
Trailer Lamps
258
Before Towing a Trailer
258
When Towing a Trailer
259
Launching or Retrieving a Boat or Personal Watercraft (PWC)
259
TRANSPORTING THE VEHICLE
260
TOWING THE VEHICLE ON FOUR WHEELS
261
Emergency Towing
261
Recreational Towing
261
Vehicles Equipped with a 2.0L Engine
261
Vehicles Equipped with a 3.5L Engine
262
Driving Hints
263
BREAKING-IN
263
ECONOMICAL DRIVING
263
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
264
FLOOR MATS
265
Roadside Emergencies
267
ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
267
Vehicles Sold in the U.S.: Getting Roadside Assistance
267
Vehicles Sold in the U.S.: Using Roadside Assistance
268
Vehicles Sold in Canada: Getting Roadside Assistance
268
Vehicles Sold in Canada: Using Roadside Assistance
268
HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS
268
Vehicles equipped with MyTouch
269
FUEL CUT-OFF SWITCH
269
JUMP-STARTING THE VEHICLE
269
Preparing Your Vehicle
270
Connecting the Jumper Cables
271
Jump Starting
272
Removing the Jumper Cables
272
Customer Assistance
273
GETTING THE SERVICES YOU NEED
273
Away from Home
273
Additional Assistance
274
IN CALIFORNIA (U.S. ONLY)
275
THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU (BBB) AUTO LINE PROGRAM (U.S. ONLY)
276
UTILIZING THE MEDIATION or ARBITRATION PROGRAM (CANADA ONLY)
277
GETTING ASSISTANCE OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND CANADA
277
ORDERING ADDITIONAL OWNER’S LITERATURE
279
Obtaining a French Owner’s Manual
279
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (U.S. ONLY)
280
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (CANADA ONLY)
280
Fuses
281
CHANGING A FUSE
281
Fuses
281
Standard Fuse Amperage Rating and Color
281
FUSE SPECIFICATION CHART
282
Power Distribution Box
282
Passenger Compartment Fuse Panel
287
Maintenance
290
GENERAL INFORMATION
290
Precautions
290
Working with the Engine Off
290
Working with the Engine On
291
OPENING AND CLOSING THE HOOD
291
UNDER HOOD OVERVIEW
292
3.5L V6 engine
292
3.5L V6 SHO engine
293
2.0L EcoBoost® Engine
294
ENGINE OIL DIPSTICK
295
ENGINE OIL CHECK
295
Adding Engine Oil
295
ENGINE COOLANT CHECK
296
Checking the Engine Coolant
296
Adding Engine Coolant
296
Recycled Engine Coolant
298
Severe Climates
298
Engine fluid temperature management (EcoBoost engine only)
298
What You Should Know About Fail-Safe Cooling
299
How Fail-Safe Cooling Works
300
When Fail-Safe Mode is Activated
300
TRANSMISSION FLUID CHECK
301
6F35 transmission (if equipped)
301
6F50/6F55 Transmission
302
Moving the Air Filter Assembly (EcoBoost engine)
303
Low fluid level
304
Correct fluid level
304
High fluid level
305
Adjusting Automatic Transmission Fluid Levels
305
BRAKE FLUID CHECK
306
POWER STEERING FLUID CHECK
306
FUEL FILTER
306
WASHER FLUID CHECK
306
CHANGING THE VEHICLE BATTERY
307
Battery relearn
308
CHECKING THE WIPER BLADES
309
CHANGING THE WIPER BLADES
309
AIR FILTER CHECK
310
Changing the Air Filter Element
310
ADJUSTING THE HEADLAMPS
312
Vertical Aim Adjustment
312
CHANGING A BULB
313
Lamp Assembly Condensation
313
Replacing headlamp bulbs
314
Replacing HID headlamp bulbs (if equipped)
315
Replacing stop/tail/turn and sidemarker lamp bulbs
315
Replacing backup lamp bulbs
315
Replacing high-mount brake lamp bulbs
316
Replacing license plate lamp bulbs
316
Replacing supplemental park lamp bulbs
317
BULB SPECIFICATION CHART
317
Vehicle Care
318
GENERAL INFORMATION
318
CLEANING PRODUCTS
318
CLEANING THE EXTERIOR
318
Exterior Chrome
319
Underbody
319
Cleaning Plastic Exterior Parts
319
WAXING
320
REPAIRING MINOR PAINT DAMAGE
320
CLEANING THE ENGINE
320
CLEANING THE WINDOWS AND WIPER BLADES
321
CLEANING THE INTERIOR
321
CLEANING THE INSTRUMENT PANEL AND INSTRUMENT CLUSTER LENS
322
CLEANING LEATHER SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
323
CLEANING THE ALLOY WHEELS
324
VEHICLE STORAGE
324
Removing Vehicle from Storage
326
Wheels and Tires
327
TIRE CARE
327
Information About Uniform Tire Quality Grading
327
Treadwear
327
Traction AA A B C
327
Temperature A B C
328
Glossary of Tire Terminology
328
INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE TIRE SIDEWALL
329
Information on P Type Tires
329
Additional Information Contained on the Tire Sidewall for LT Type Tires
332
Information on T Type Tires
333
Location of the Tire Label
333
INFLATING YOUR TIRES
334
Inspecting Your Tires and Wheel Valve Stems
336
Tire Wear
336
Damage
337
U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number
337
Tire Replacement Requirements
338
Safety Practices
340
Highway Hazards
340
Tire and Wheel Alignment
340
Tire Rotation
341
USING SUMMER TIRES
341
USING SNOW CHAINS
342
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM
343
Changing Tires with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System
344
Understanding Your Tire Pressure Monitoring System
344
When Your Temporary Spare Tire Is Installed
344
When You Believe Your System Is Not Operating Properly
345
When Inflating Your Tires
346
How Temperature Affects Your Tire Pressure
346
CHANGING A ROAD WHEEL
347
Dissimilar Spare Tire and Wheel Assembly Information
347
Tire Change Procedure
349
Vehicle jacking
351
Stowing the flat tire
352
TEMPORARY MOBILITY KIT (IF EQUIPPED)
353
General Information
354
Tips for Use of the Temporary Mobility Kit
355
What to Do When a Tire Is Punctured
356
First Stage: Reinflating the Tire with Sealing Compound and Air
356
Second Stage: Checking Tire Pressure
358
What to do after the Tire has been Sealed
359
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
362
Wheel Lug Nut Torque Specifications
362
Capacities and Specifications
363
ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS
363
Engine Drivebelt Routing
364
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
365
MOTORCRAFT® PART NUMBERS
368
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
368
VEHICLE CERTIFICATION LABEL
369
TRANSMISSION CODE DESIGNATION
370
Accessories
371
ACCESSORIES
371
Exterior style
371
Interior style
371
Lifestyle
371
Peace of mind
372
Ford Extended Service Plan
373
FORD ESP EXTENDED SERVICE PLANS
373
SERVICE PLANS (U.S. only)
373
Ford ESP can quickly pay for itself
373
covered components
373
Rental Car Reimbursement
373
Roadside Assistance
374
Transferable Coverage
374
Avoid the Rising cost of vehicle maintenance
374
Interest Free Financing Options Available
375
SERVICE PLANS (CANADA ONLY)
375
Scheduled Maintenance
376
GENERAL MAINTENANCE INFORMATION
376
Why Maintain Your Vehicle?
376
Why Maintain Your Vehicle at Your Dealership?
376
Factory-Trained Technicians
376
Genuine Ford and Motorcraft® Replacement Parts
376
Convenience
376
Protecting Your Investment
377
Additives and Chemicals
377
Oils, Fluids and Flushing
378
Owner Checks and Services
378
Multi-point Inspection
379
NORMAL SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE AND LOG
381
Intelligent Oil-Life Monitor®
381
Maintenance Schedule Log
384
SPECIAL OPERATING CONDITIONS
387
Special Operating Condition Log
389
EXCEPTIONS
391
ENGINE COOLANT CHANGE RECORD
392
Engine Coolant Change Log
392
SYNC®
393
GENERAL INFORMATION
394
Support
394
SYNC Owner Account
394
Driving Restrictions
394
Safety Information
394
Privacy Information
395
USING VOICE RECOGNITION
396
Initiating a Voice Session
396
System Interaction and Feedback
396
Adjusting the Interaction Level
397
Helpful Hints
398
USING SYNC WITH YOUR PHONE
398
Pairing a Phone for the First Time
399
Pairing Subsequent Phones
399
Phone Voice Commands
400
Making Calls
402
Receiving Calls
402
Phone Options during an Active Call
402
Accessing Features through the Phone Menu
404
Text Messaging
405
Receiving a Text Message
406
Sending, Downloading and Deleting Your Text Messages
406
Accessing Your Phone Settings
408
System Settings
410
Bluetooth Devices Menu Options
410
Advanced Menu Options
411
SYNC APPLICATIONS AND SERVICES (IF EQUIPPED)
413
911 Assist®
413
Setting 911 Assist On
414
In the Event of a Crash
415
911 Assist May Not Work If
415
911 Assist Privacy Notice
415
Vehicle Health Report
416
Vehicle Health Report Privacy Notice
417
SYNC Services: Traffic, Directions & Information (TDI)
418
Connecting to SYNC Services Using Voice Commands
419
Connecting to SYNC Services Using the Phone Menu
419
Receiving Turn-by-Turn Directions
419
Disconnecting from SYNC Services
420
USING SYNC WITH YOUR MEDIA PLAYER
421
Connecting Your Digital Media Player via the USB Port
421
What’s Playing?
422
Media Voice Commands
422
Media Menu Features
424
Accessing Your Play Menu
427
System Settings
429
Bluetooth Devices Menu Options
430
Advanced Menu Options
431
TROUBLESHOOTING
432
MyFord Touch® (If Equipped)
438
INTRODUCTION
438
Using the Touch-sensitive Controls on Your System
441
Cleaning the Touchscreen Display
441
Support
441
Safety Information
442
Speed-restricted Features
442
Privacy Information
443
ACCESSING AND ADJUSTING MODES THROUGH YOUR RIGHT VEHICLE INFORMATION DISPLAY (IF EQUIPPED)
444
USING VOICE RECOGNITION
446
How to Use Voice Commands with Your System
446
What Can I Say?
446
Helpful Hints
447
Accessing a List of Available Commands
447
Voice Settings
448
Using Voice Commands with the Touchscreen Options
449
ENTERTAINMENT
451
Browsing Device Content
452
AM and FM
454
Memory Presets
454
HD Radio
454
Scan
454
Options
454
Direct Tune
455
HD Radio™ Information (If Available)
455
HD Radio Reception and Station Troubleshooting
457
Radio Voice Commands
459
SIRIUS® Satellite Radio (If Activated)
460
Presets
460
ALERT
460
Replay
460
Scan
461
Options
461
Direct Tune
461
Browse
462
Satellite Radio Voice Commands
462
SIRIUS Satellite Radio Information
463
CD
466
Repeat
466
Shuffle
466
Scan
466
More Info
466
Options
466
Browse
466
CD Voice Commands
467
SD Card Slot and USB Port
467
SD Card Slot
467
USB Port
468
Playing Music from Your Device
468
SD Card and USB Voice Commands
469
Supported Media Players, Formats and Metadata Information
470
Bluetooth Audio
471
Bluetooth Audio Voice Commands
471
A/V Inputs
471
Troubleshooting
473
PHONE
473
Pairing Your Phone for the First Time
474
Pairing Subsequent Phones
475
Making Calls
475
Receiving Calls
475
Phone Menu Options
476
Phone
476
Quick Dial
476
Phonebook
476
History
476
Messaging
476
Settings
476
Text Messaging
477
Composing a Text Message
477
Receiving a Text Message
478
Phone Settings
478
Bluetooth Devices
478
Bluetooth
478
Do Not Disturb
479
911 Assist
479
Phone Ringer
479
Text Message Notification
479
Internet Data Connection
479
Manage Phonebook
479
Roaming Warning
479
Phone Voice Commands
480
INFORMATION
481
SYNC Services (If Equipped, U.S. Only)
481
Connecting to SYNC Services Using Voice Commands
482
Connecting to SYNC Services Using the Touchscreen
483
Receiving Turn-by-Turn Directions
483
Disconnecting from SYNC Services
484
SYNC Services Voice Commands
485
SIRIUS Travel Link (If Equipped and If Activated)
485
Traffic On Route and Traffic Nearby
486
Fuel Prices
486
Movie Listings
486
Weather
486
Sports Info
486
Ski Conditions
486
SIRIUS Travel Link Voice Commands
487
Alerts
488
Calendar
488
911 Assist® (If Equipped)
489
Setting 911 Assist On
490
To Make Sure that 911 Assist Works Properly
490
In the Event of a Crash
490
911 Assist May Not Work If
491
911 Assist Privacy Notice
491
Vehicle Health Report (If Equipped, U.S. Only)
491
Making a Report
492
Vehicle Health Report Privacy Notice
492
SETTINGS
493
Clock
493
Display
494
Uploading Photos for Your Home Screen Wallpaper
494
Sound
495
Vehicle
495
Active Park Assist
495
Ambient Lighting (If Equipped)
495
Vehicle Health Report
496
Door Keypad Code
496
Rear View Camera
496
Enable Valet Mode
496
Settings
497
System
497
Voice Control
498
Media Player
499
Navigation
500
Phone Settings
501
Wireless & Internet
502
Help
504
CLIMATE
505
Climate Control Voice Commands
507
NAVIGATION SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
508
Setting a Destination
508
Point of Interest (POI) Categories
510
cityseekr (If Available)
511
Setting Your Navigation Preferences
513
Map Mode
514
Auto Zoom
515
Map Icons
516
Quick-touch Buttons
517
Navigation Map Updates
517
Navigation Voice Commands
518
One-shot Destination Street Address
519
Appendices
520
GENERAL INFORMATION
520
SYNC® End User License Agreement (EULA)
520
Adobe
525
End user notice
525
Microsoft® Windows® Mobile for Automotive Important Safety Information
525
General operation
526
TeleNav Software End User License Agreement
528
NavTeq End User License Agreement
533
Gracenote® Copyright
537
Gracenote® End User License Agreement (EULA)
537
Index
540

FAQ about the 2013 Ford Taurus Manual

What contains the 2013 Taurus manual?

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

  • Best practice for driving your Ford Taurus
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Ford Taurus owners can do
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations

Where to download the 2013 Ford Taurus Owners Manual?

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

Is the manual for the Ford Taurus 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 Taurus (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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