2013 Ford Transit Connect Owner's Manual

2013 Ford Transit Connect owners manual
Year:
2013
Make:
Ford
Model:
Transit Connect
Rating:
(5)

Online manual

Size:
4.5 MB

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
2
Introduction
8
ABOUT THIS MANUAL
8
Protecting the Environment
8
SYMBOL GLOSSARY
9
DATA RECORDING
11
Service Data Recording
11
Event Data Recording
11
CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65
13
PERCHLORATE MATERIAL
13
FORD CREDIT (U.S. ONLY)
13
REPLACEMENT PARTS RECOMMENDATION
14
Scheduled Maintenance and Mechanical Repairs
14
Collision Repairs
14
Warranty on Replacement Parts
14
SPECIAL NOTICES
15
New Vehicle Limited Warranty
15
Special Instructions
15
Notice to owners of pickup trucks and utility type vehicles
15
Using your vehicle with a snowplow
15
Using your vehicle as an ambulance
15
MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT
16
EXPORT UNIQUE (NON–UNITED STATES/CANADA) VEHICLE SPECIFIC INFORMATION
16
Child Safety
17
GENERAL INFORMATION
17
CHILD SEATS
19
CHILD SEAT POSITIONING
19
BOOSTER SEATS
21
Types of Booster Seats
22
INSTALLING CHILD SEATS
24
Using Lap and Shoulder Belts
24
Using Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH)
27
Combining Safety Belt and LATCH Lower Anchors for Attaching Child Safety Seats
29
Combining LATCH lower anchors with tethers for attaching child safety seats (5-passenger Taxi only)
29
Using Tether Straps
29
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
38
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
52
CRASH SENSORS AND AIRBAG INDICATOR
54
AIRBAG DISPOSAL
55
Keys and Remote Control
56
GENERAL INFORMATION ON RADIO FREQUENCIES
56
REMOTE CONTROL
57
Integrated Keyhead Transmitters (If Equipped)
57
Replacing the Battery
57
Integrated Keyhead Transmitter (IKT)
58
REPLACING A LOST KEY OR REMOTE CONTROL
58
Locks
59
LOCKING AND UNLOCKING
59
Central Locking and Unlocking
59
Remote Control
59
Unlocking the Doors (Two-Stage Unlock)
59
Locking the Doors
59
Unlocking Cargo Doors
59
Illuminated Entry
60
DUAL REAR DOORS
60
Opening the Doors Fully
62
OPENING THE SLIDING DOOR
62
Security
63
SECURILOCK® PASSIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
63
Automatic Arming
63
Anti-Theft Indicator
63
Automatic Disarming
64
Replacement Keys
64
Programming Spare Keys
64
Steering Wheel
66
ADJUSTING THE STEERING WHEEL
66
AUDIO CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
67
Volume
67
Seek, Next or Previous
67
Mode
68
VOICE CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
68
CRUISE CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
68
Wipers and Washers
69
WINDSHIELD WIPERS
69
Intermittent Wipe
69
WINDSHIELD WASHERS
70
REAR WINDOW WIPER AND WASHER (IF EQUIPPED)
70
Lighting
71
LIGHTING CONTROL
71
High Beams
71
Headlamp Flasher
71
INSTRUMENT LIGHTING DIMMER
72
DAYTIME RUNNING LAMPS (IF EQUIPPED)
72
FRONT FOG LAMPS (IF EQUIPPED)
72
REAR FOG LAMP (IF EQUIPPED)
73
DIRECTION INDICATORS
73
INTERIOR LAMPS
74
Dome Lamp
74
Reading Lamps (If Equipped)
74
Approach Lamps (If Equipped)
74
Windows and Mirrors
75
POWER WINDOWS (IF EQUIPPED)
75
One-Touch Down (If Equipped)
75
EXTERIOR MIRRORS
76
Power Exterior Mirrors (If Equipped)
76
Fold-Away Exterior Mirrors
76
Heated Exterior Mirror (If Equipped)
76
Integrated Blind Spot Mirrors
76
INTERIOR MIRROR
77
Auto-Dimming Mirror (If Equipped)
78
SUN VISORS
78
Instrument Cluster
79
GAUGES
79
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
80
Fuel Gauge
80
Information Display
80
WARNING LAMPS AND INDICATORS
80
Airbag – Front
80
Anti-Lock Braking System
81
Anti-Theft System
81
Brake System
81
Charging
81
Cruise Control (if equipped)
81
Direction Indicator
82
Engine Oil
82
Fasten Safety Belt
82
Fog Lamps – Front (if equipped)
82
Fog Lamps – Rear
82
High Beam
82
Low Fuel Level
83
Low Tire Pressure Warning
83
Parking Lamps
83
Powertrain Malfunction
83
Service Engine Soon
84
Stability Control System / Traction Control System (if equipped)
84
AUDIBLE WARNINGS AND INDICATORS
85
Information Displays
86
TRIP COMPUTER
86
Distance to E
86
Trip Odometer
86
Odometer
86
Resetting the Trip Computer
86
Audio System
87
GENERAL INFORMATION
87
Radio Frequencies and Reception Factors
87
CD and CD Player Information
87
MP3 Track and Folder Structure
88
AM/FM
89
AM/FM/CD WITH SYNC®
90
AUXILIARY INPUT JACK
92
USB PORT (IF EQUIPPED)
94
Climate Control
95
MANUAL CLIMATE CONTROL
95
AUXILIARY CLIMATE CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
96
HINTS ON CONTROLLING THE INTERIOR CLIMATE
97
General Hints
97
Heating the Interior Quickly
97
Recommended Settings for Heating
97
Cooling the Interior Quickly
98
Recommended Settings for Cooling
98
Vehicle Stationary for Extended Periods During Extreme High Ambient Temperatures
98
Side Window Defogging in Cold Weather
98
Maximum Cooling Performance in Instrument Panel or Instrument Panel and Footwell Positions
98
HEATED WINDOWS AND MIRRORS (IF EQUIPPED)
99
Heated Rear Window
99
Heated Exterior Mirror
99
Heated Windshield
99
Seats
100
SITTING IN THE CORRECT POSITION
100
HEAD RESTRAINTS
101
Front Seat Head Restraints
101
Rear Seat Outboard Head Restraints
102
MANUAL SEATS
103
Manual Lumbar
104
REAR SEATS
104
Folding Down the Rear Seat (if equipped)
104
Returning the seat to the upright position
106
Auxiliary Power Points
107
AUXILIARY POWER POINTS
107
Locations
107
Storage Compartments
108
CENTER CONSOLE
108
OVERHEAD CONSOLE
108
Overhead Storage Shelf
108
Starting and Stopping the Engine
109
GENERAL INFORMATION
109
Electric vehicles
109
IGNITION SWITCH (IF EQUIPPED)
110
STARTING A GASOLINE ENGINE
110
Guarding Against Exhaust Fumes
111
Important Ventilating Information
111
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER (IF EQUIPPED)
111
Using the Engine Block Heater
112
Fuel and Refueling
113
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
113
FUEL QUALITY
114
Choosing the Right Fuel
114
Octane Recommendations
114
RUNNING OUT OF FUEL
115
REFUELING
115
Fuel filler cap
116
FUEL CONSUMPTION
117
Filling the Tank
117
Calculating Fuel Economy
117
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
118
On-board Diagnostics (OBD-II)
119
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) Testing
120
Transmission
122
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
122
Brake-Shift Interlock
124
Automatic Transmission Adaptive Learning
125
If Your Vehicle Gets Stuck in Mud or Snow
125
Brakes
126
GENERAL INFORMATION
126
Brake Over Accelerator
126
Anti-Lock Brake System
126
HINTS ON DRIVING WITH ANTI-LOCK BRAKES
127
PARKING BRAKE
127
Traction Control
128
PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION
128
USING TRACTION CONTROL
128
System indicator lights and messages
128
Stability Control
129
PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION
129
USING ADVANCETRAC® WITH RSC®
130
Parking Aids
131
SENSING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
131
Using the Rear Sensing System
132
REAR VIEW CAMERA SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
133
Using the Rear View Camera System
133
Guidelines
134
Cruise Control
135
PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION
135
USING CRUISE CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
135
Switching Cruise Control On
135
Setting a Speed
135
Changing the Set Speed
136
Canceling the Set Speed
136
Resuming the Set Speed
136
Switching Cruise Control Off
136
Driving Aids
137
STEERING
137
Load Carrying
138
LOAD LIMIT
138
Vehicle loading
138
Special Loading Instructions for Owners of Pick-up Trucks and Utility-type Vehicles
143
Towing
144
TOWING A TRAILER
144
WRECKER TOWING
144
TOWING THE VEHICLE ON FOUR WHEELS
145
Emergency Towing
145
Recreational Towing
145
Driving Hints
146
BREAKING-IN
146
ECONOMICAL DRIVING
146
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
147
FLOOR MATS
148
Roadside Emergencies
150
ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
150
Vehicles Sold in the U.S.: Getting Roadside Assistance
150
Vehicles Sold in the U.S.: Using Roadside Assistance
151
Vehicles Sold in Canada: Getting Roadside Assistance
151
Vehicles Sold in Canada: Using Roadside Assistance
151
HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS
151
FUEL CUT-OFF SWITCH
152
JUMP-STARTING THE VEHICLE
152
Preparing Your Vehicle
153
Connecting the Jumper Cables
153
Jump Starting
154
Removing the Jumper Cables
155
Customer Assistance
156
GETTING THE SERVICES YOU NEED
156
Away from Home
156
Additional Assistance
157
IN CALIFORNIA (U.S. ONLY)
158
THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU (BBB) AUTO LINE PROGRAM (U.S. ONLY)
159
UTILIZING THE MEDIATION or ARBITRATION PROGRAM (CANADA ONLY)
160
GETTING ASSISTANCE OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND CANADA
160
ORDERING ADDITIONAL OWNER’S LITERATURE
162
Obtaining a French Owner’s Manual
162
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (U.S. ONLY)
163
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (CANADA ONLY)
163
Fuses
164
CHANGING A FUSE
164
Electric vehicles
164
Fuses
164
Standard Fuse Amperage Rating and Color
164
FUSE SPECIFICATION CHART
165
Power Distribution Box
165
Passenger Compartment Fuse Panel
169
Maintenance
173
GENERAL INFORMATION
173
Precautions
173
Working with the Engine Off
173
Working with the Engine On
174
Electric vehicles
174
OPENING AND CLOSING THE HOOD
174
UNDER HOOD OVERVIEW
176
ENGINE OIL DIPSTICK
177
ENGINE OIL CHECK
177
Adding Engine Oil
178
ENGINE COOLANT CHECK
178
Electric vehicles
178
Checking the Engine Coolant
178
Adding Engine Coolant
179
Recycled Engine Coolant
180
Severe Climates
180
What you should know about fail-safe cooling (if equipped)
181
How fail-safe cooling works
181
When fail-safe mode is activated
182
TRANSMISSION FLUID CHECK
182
Checking Automatic Transmission Fluid
182
Low fluid level
183
Correct Fluid Level
183
High Fluid Level
184
Adjusting Automatic Transmission Fluid Levels
184
Electric vehicles
184
BRAKE FLUID CHECK
185
POWER STEERING FLUID CHECK
185
Electric vehicles
185
FUEL FILTER
185
WASHER FLUID CHECK
185
CHANGING THE VEHICLE BATTERY
186
CHECKING THE WIPER BLADES
188
CHANGING THE WIPER BLADES
188
Rear window wiper blades (if equipped)
188
AIR FILTER CHECK
189
Changing the Air Filter Element
189
ADJUSTING THE HEADLAMPS
190
Vertical Aim Adjustment
190
CHANGING A BULB
191
Lamp Assembly Condensation
191
Replacing Headlamp Bulbs
192
Replacing Front Parking Lamp Bulbs
193
Replacing Front Turn Signal Bulbs
194
Replacing Front Fog Lamp Bulbs (If Equipped)
194
Replacing Front Side Marker Bulbs
195
Replacing side repeater bulbs
196
Replacing Tail/Brake/Rear Fog/Backup Lamps and Turn Signal Bulbs
196
Replacing Rear Side Marker Bulbs
198
Replacing High-Mount Brake Lamp Bulbs
198
Replacing License Plate Lamp Bulbs
199
Replacing Front Dome Lamp Bulb
199
Replacing Rear Dome Lamp Bulbs
200
Replacing Reading Lamp Bulbs
200
BULB SPECIFICATION CHART
201
Vehicle Care
202
GENERAL INFORMATION
202
CLEANING PRODUCTS
202
CLEANING THE EXTERIOR
202
Exterior Chrome
203
Underbody
203
Cleaning Plastic Exterior Parts
203
WAXING
204
REPAIRING MINOR PAINT DAMAGE
204
CLEANING THE ENGINE
204
CLEANING THE WINDOWS AND WIPER BLADES
205
CLEANING THE INTERIOR
205
CLEANING THE INSTRUMENT PANEL AND INSTRUMENT CLUSTER LENS
206
CLEANING LEATHER SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
207
CLEANING THE ALLOY WHEELS
207
VEHICLE STORAGE
208
Removing Vehicle from Storage
210
Wheels and Tires
211
GENERAL INFORMATION
211
Notice to Utility Vehicle, Van and Truck Owners
211
How Your Vehicle Differs from Other Vehicles
212
TIRE CARE
213
Information About Uniform Tire Quality Grading
213
Treadwear
213
Traction AA A B C
214
Temperature A B C
214
Glossary of Tire Terminology
215
INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE TIRE SIDEWALL
216
Information on P Type Tires
216
Additional Information Contained on the Tire Sidewall for LT Type Tires
219
Information on T Type Tires
220
Location of the Tire Label
220
INFLATING YOUR TIRES
221
Electric vehicles
223
Inspecting Your Tires and Wheel Valve Stems
223
Tire Wear
224
Damage
224
U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number
225
Tire Replacement Requirements
225
Safety Practices
227
Highway Hazards
227
Tire and Wheel Alignment
227
Tire Rotation
228
USING SNOW CHAINS
229
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM
230
Changing Tires with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System
231
Understanding Your Tire Pressure Monitoring System
231
When your temporary spare tire is installed
231
When you believe your system is not operating properly
232
When inflating your tires
233
How temperature affects your tire pressure
233
Tire pressure monitoring system reset procedure
234
Overview
234
Performing the system reset procedure
234
CHANGING A ROAD WHEEL
236
Dissimilar Spare Tire and Wheel Assembly Information
236
Tire Change Procedure
238
Stowing the flat/spare tire
242
Electric vehicles
242
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
243
Wheel Lug Nut Torque Specifications
243
Capacities and Specifications
244
ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS
244
Engine drivebelt routing
244
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
245
MOTORCRAFT PART NUMBERS
247
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
247
Electric vehicles
248
VEHICLE CERTIFICATION LABEL
248
TRANSMISSION CODE DESIGNATION
249
Accessories
250
ACCESSORIES
250
Exterior style
250
Interior style
250
Lifestyle
250
Peace of mind
250
Ford Extended Service Plan
252
FORD ESP EXTENDED SERVICE PLANS (U.S. ONLY)
252
FORD ESP EXTENDED SERVICE PLANS (CANADA ONLY)
254
Scheduled Maintenance
255
GENERAL MAINTENANCE INFORMATION
255
Electric vehicles
255
Why Maintain Your Vehicle?
255
Why Maintain Your Vehicle at Your Dealership?
255
Factory-Trained Technicians
255
Genuine Ford and Motorcraft® Replacement Parts
255
Convenience
256
Protecting Your Investment
256
Additives and Chemicals
256
Oils, Fluids and Flushing
257
Owner Checks and Services
257
Multi-point Inspection
258
NORMAL SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE AND LOG
260
Maintenance Schedule Log
262
SPECIAL OPERATING CONDITIONS
265
Special Operating Condition Log
267
EXCEPTIONS
269
ENGINE COOLANT CHANGE RECORD
269
Engine Coolant Change Log
270
SYNC®
271
GENERAL INFORMATION
271
Support
272
SYNC Owner Account
272
Driving Restrictions
272
Safety Information
272
Privacy Information
273
USING VOICE RECOGNITION
274
Initiating a Voice Session
274
System Interaction and Feedback
274
Adjusting the Interaction Level
275
Helpful Hints
275
USING SYNC WITH YOUR PHONE
276
Pairing a Phone for the First Time
276
Pairing Subsequent Phones
277
Phone Voice Commands
277
Making Calls
279
Receiving Calls
279
Phone Options during an Active Call
279
Accessing Features through the Phone Menu
281
Text Messaging
282
Receiving a Text Message
283
Sending, Downloading and Deleting Your Text Messages
283
Accessing Your Phone Settings
285
System Settings
287
Bluetooth Devices Menu Options
287
Advanced Menu Options
288
USING SYNC WITH YOUR MEDIA PLAYER
290
Connecting Your Digital Media Player via the USB Port
290
What’s Playing?
291
Media Voice Commands
291
Media Menu Features
294
Accessing Your Play Menu
297
System Settings
299
Bluetooth Devices Menu Options
300
Advanced Menu Options
301
TROUBLESHOOTING
302
Appendices
308
GENERAL INFORMATION
308
SYNC® End User License Agreement (EULA)
308
End user notice
313
Microsoft® Windows® Mobile for Automotive Important Safety Information
313
General operation
314
Index
316

FAQ about the 2013 Ford Transit Connect Manual

What contains the 2013 Transit Connect manual?

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

  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Best practice for driving your Ford Transit Connect

Where to download the 2013 Ford Transit Connect Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Ford Transit Connect year 2013 free?

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The Ford Transit Connect (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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