2014 Ford Explorer Owner's Manual

2014 Ford Explorer owners manual
Year:
2014
Make:
Ford
Model:
Explorer
Rating:
(5)

Online manual

Size:
9.47 MB

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
2
Introduction
11
ABOUT THIS MANUAL
11
Protecting the Environment
11
SYMBOL GLOSSARY
12
DATA RECORDING
14
Service Data Recording
14
Event Data Recording
14
CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65
16
PERCHLORATE MATERIAL
16
FORD CREDIT (U.S. ONLY)
16
REPLACEMENT PARTS RECOMMENDATION
16
Scheduled Maintenance and Mechanical Repairs
16
Collision Repairs
17
Warranty on Replacement Parts
17
SPECIAL NOTICES
17
New Vehicle Limited Warranty
17
Special Instructions
17
Notice to owners of pickup trucks and utility type vehicles
18
Using your vehicle with a snowplow
18
Using your vehicle as an ambulance
18
MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT
18
EXPORT UNIQUE (NON–UNITED STATES/CANADA) VEHICLE SPECIFIC INFORMATION
19
Child Safety
20
GENERAL INFORMATION
20
CHILD SEAT POSITIONING
22
BOOSTER SEATS
24
Types of Booster Seats
25
INSTALLING CHILD SEATS
27
Child Seats
27
Using Lap and Shoulder Belts
27
Using Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH)
33
Use of inboard lower anchors from the outboard seating positions (center seating use)
34
Combining Safety Belt and LATCH Lower Anchors for Attaching Child Safety Seats
35
USING TETHER STRAPS
35
CHILD SAFETY LOCKS
39
Safety Belts
40
PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION
40
FASTENING THE SAFETY BELTS
42
Using Safety Belts During Pregnancy
42
Safety Belt Locking Modes
43
Vehicle Sensitive Mode
43
Automatic Locking Mode
44
When to Use the Automatic Locking Mode
44
Non-inflatable safety belts
44
Rear outboard inflatable safety belts (second row only–if equipped)
44
How to Disengage the Automatic Locking Mode
44
Safety Belt Extension Assembly
45
SAFETY BELT HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
45
SAFETY BELT WARNING LIGHT AND INDICATOR CHIME
46
Conditions of Operation
46
SAFETY BELT-MINDER™
46
Deactivating and Activating the Belt-Minder Feature
47
REAR INFLATABLE SAFETY BELT (IF EQUIPPED)
48
How Does the Rear Inflatable Safety Belt System Work?
49
CHILD RESTRAINT AND SAFETY BELT MAINTENANCE
50
Personal Safety System
51
PERSONAL SAFETY SYSTEM™
51
How Does the Personal Safety System Work?
51
Supplementary Restraints System
52
PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION
52
SOS POST-CRASH ALERT SYSTEM™
53
DRIVER AND PASSENGER AIRBAGS
54
Proper Driver and Front Passenger Seating Adjustment
55
Children and Airbags
55
Knee Airbag System (Passenger’s Side Only)
56
FRONT PASSENGER SENSING SYSTEM
56
SIDE AIRBAGS
59
SAFETY CANOPY® CURTAIN AIRBAGS
60
CRASH SENSORS AND AIRBAG INDICATOR
62
AIRBAG DISPOSAL
63
Keys and Remote Control
64
GENERAL INFORMATION ON RADIO FREQUENCIES
64
Intelligent Access (If Equipped)
64
REMOTE CONTROL
65
Integrated Keyhead Transmitters (IKTs) (If Equipped)
65
Intelligent Access Key (If Equipped)
65
Replacing the Battery
66
Integrated Keyhead Transmitter
66
Intelligent Access Transmitter
67
Memory Feature (If Equipped)
67
Programming Memory to the Remote Control
68
Deactivating Memory from the Remote Control
68
Car Finder
68
Sounding a Panic Alarm
68
Remote Start (If Equipped)
69
Remote Starting the Vehicle
70
Extending the Vehicle Run Time
70
Turning the Vehicle Off After Remote Starting
71
REPLACING A LOST KEY OR REMOTE CONTROL
71
MyKey
72
PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION
72
Non-configurable Settings
72
Configurable Settings
73
CREATING A MYKEY
73
Programming/Changing Configurable Settings
74
CLEARING ALL MYKEYS
74
CHECKING MYKEY SYSTEM STATUS
74
USING MYKEY WITH REMOTE START SYSTEMS
75
MYKEY TROUBLESHOOTING
75
Locks
77
LOCKING AND UNLOCKING
77
Power Door Locks
77
Remote Control
77
Unlocking the Doors (Two-Stage Unlock)
77
Locking the Doors
78
Power Liftgate (If Equipped)
78
Activating Intelligent Access (If Equipped)
78
At the Front Doors
79
At the Liftgate
79
Smart Unlocks for Integrated Keyhead Transmitter
79
Smart Unlocks for Intelligent Access Keys (If Equipped)
80
Autolock Feature (If Enabled)
80
Autounlock Feature (If Enabled)
81
Enabling or Disabling
81
Illuminated Entry
81
Illuminated Exit
82
Battery Saver
82
Accessory Mode Battery Saver for Intelligent Access Keys (If Equipped)
82
LIFTGATE
82
Manual Liftgate
82
Power Liftgate (If Equipped)
83
Opening and Closing the Power Liftgate
84
Setting Liftgate Open Height
85
Obstacle Detection
85
Resetting the Power Liftgate
86
SECURICODE™ KEYLESS ENTRY KEYPAD (IF EQUIPPED)
86
Programming a Personal Entry Code
87
Erasing a Personal Code
87
Anti-Scan Feature
88
Unlocking and Locking the Doors
88
Displaying the Factory-Set Code
88
With Integrated Keyhead Transmitters
88
Security
89
SECURILOCK® PASSIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM
89
Automatic Arming
89
Automatic Disarming
89
Replacement Keys
89
Programming a Spare Integrated Keyhead Transmitter
90
Programming a Spare Intelligent Access Key (if equipped)
91
ANTI-THEFT ALARM (IF EQUIPPED)
92
Arming the Alarm
92
Disarming the Alarm
93
Steering Wheel
94
ADJUSTING THE STEERING WHEEL
94
Power Tilt and Telescope Steering Column (If Equipped)
95
Easy Entry and Exit Feature
95
Memory Feature
95
AUDIO CONTROL
96
VOICE CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
96
CRUISE CONTROL
97
INFORMATION DISPLAY CONTROL
97
Cluster Display Control Features
98
HEATED STEERING WHEEL (IF EQUIPPED)
98
Pedals
99
ADJUSTABLE PEDALS (IF EQUIPPED)
99
Wipers and Washers
100
WINDSHIELD WIPERS
100
Speed-dependent Wipers (If Equipped)
100
RAIN-SENSING WIPERS (IF EQUIPPED)
100
WINDSHIELD WASHERS
101
REAR-WINDOW WIPER AND WASHERS
101
Lighting
102
LIGHTING CONTROL
102
High Beams
102
Headlamp Flasher
102
AUTOLAMPS
103
INSTRUMENT LIGHTING DIMMER
103
HEADLAMP EXIT DELAY
104
DAYTIME RUNNING LAMPS (IF EQUIPPED)
104
AUTOMATIC HIGH BEAM CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
105
FRONT FOG LAMPS
106
DIRECTION INDICATORS
107
INTERIOR LAMPS
107
Dome Lamp Control
107
Front Row Map Lamps (If Equipped)
108
Second row dome/map lamps (if equipped)
108
Second row dome/courtesy lamps (if equipped)
109
Third row cargo lamp
109
Windows and Mirrors
110
POWER WINDOWS
110
Rear Window Buffeting
110
One-Touch Down
110
One-Touch Up or Down (Front Windows) (If Equipped)
110
Window Lock
111
Bounce-Back
111
Overriding the Bounce-Back Feature
111
Accessory Delay
111
EXTERIOR MIRRORS
112
Power Exterior Mirrors
112
Foldaway Exterior Mirrors
112
Power-Folding Mirrors (If Equipped)
113
Heated Exterior Mirror (If Equipped)
113
Memory Mirrors (If Equipped)
113
Signal Indicator Mirrors (If Equipped)
113
Integrated Blind Spot Mirrors (If Equipped)
114
Blind Spot Information System (BLIS®) with Cross Traffic Alert (CTA) (If Equipped)
114
INTERIOR MIRROR
115
Auto-Dimming Mirror (If Equipped)
115
SUN VISORS
115
Slide-On-Rod
115
Illuminated Visor Vanity Mirror (If Equipped)
116
DUAL PANEL MOONROOF AND POWER SUNSCREEN (IF EQUIPPED)
116
Opening and Closing the Sunscreen
116
Opening and Closing the Moonroof
117
Bounce-Back
117
Venting the Moonroof
117
Instrument Cluster
118
GAUGES
118
Type 1
118
Fuel Gauge
118
Type 2
119
WARNING LAMPS AND INDICATORS
119
Adaptive cruise control (RTT) (if equipped)
120
Airbag readiness
120
Anti-lock brake system
120
Brake system warning light
120
Charging system (RTT)
121
Door ajar (RTT)
121
Engine oil pressure (RTT)
121
Engine coolant temperature (RTT)
121
Fog lamps
121
Grade assist (RTT) (if equipped)
121
Heads up display (if equipped)
121
Hill descent (RTT) (if equipped)
122
High beams
122
Low fuel (RTT)
122
Liftgate ajar (RTT)
122
Low tire pressure warning
122
Low washer fluid (RTT)
122
Powertrain malfunction/reduced power
122
Safety belt
123
Service engine soon
123
Speed control (RTT) (if equipped)
123
Stability Control System
124
Stability Control System Off
124
Transmission Tow/Haul Feature (RTT) (if equipped)
124
Turn signal
124
AUDIBLE WARNINGS AND INDICATORS
124
Key In Ignition Warning Chime
124
Keyless Warning Alert (If Equipped)
124
Headlamps On Warning Chime
124
Parking Brake On Warning Chime
124
Information Displays
125
GENERAL INFORMATION
125
Information Display Controls (Type 1)
125
Menu
126
Trip Computer
129
Resetting the Trip Computer
129
Trip Odometer
129
Distance to E
129
Average fuel
129
Fuel Used
129
Total Odometer
129
Information Messages
129
Information Display Controls (Type 2)
129
Main menu
130
Display Mode
130
Trip 1 & 2
131
Fuel Economy
132
Driver Assist
132
Settings
133
INFORMATION MESSAGES
134
Climate Control
146
MANUAL CLIMATE CONTROL
146
AUTOMATIC CLIMATE SYSTEM (WITH SONY® AUDIO SYSTEM)
148
AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL (WITH MyTemp)
150
REAR PASSENGER CLIMATE CONTROLS
151
GENERAL OPERATING TIPS
152
General Hints
152
152
Manual Climate Control
152
Automatic Climate Control
152
Heating the Interior Quickly
153
Recommended Settings for Heating
153
Cooling the Interior Quickly
153
Recommended Settings for Cooling
154
Side Window Defogging in Cold Weather
154
HEATED WINDOWS AND MIRRORS (IF EQUIPPED)
155
Heated Rear Window
155
Heated Exterior Mirrors (If Equipped)
155
CABIN AIR FILTER
155
REMOTE START (IF EQUIPPED)
156
Automatic Settings
156
Seats
157
SITTING IN THE CORRECT POSITION
157
HEAD RESTRAINTS
158
Tilting Head Restraints (If Equipped)
161
MANUAL SEATS
161
POWER SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
162
Power Lumbar
163
MEMORY FUNCTION (IF EQUIPPED)
164
Programming a memory position
164
Recalling a memory position
164
Recalling memory positions with the remote control
164
Easy Entry and Exit Feature (If Equipped)
165
HEATED SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
165
HEATED AND COOLED SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
166
Heated Seats
166
Cooled Seats
167
Heated and Cooled Seat Air Filter Replacement (If Equipped)
167
REAR SEATS
168
Second Row Seats
168
Recline Adjustment
168
Second-Row Heated Seats (If Equipped)
169
Third Row Seats
170
Third-Row Seat Access (Manual Seats)
170
Third-row seat access (power fold and tumble seat – if equipped)
173
Third-row seat exit (manual and power fold and tumble seat)
173
Folding the Third-Row Manual Seat
175
Unfolding the third row manual seat
177
PowerFold® Third-Row Seats (If Equipped)
178
Universal Garage Door Opener (If Equipped)
180
HOMELINK® WIRELESS CONTROL SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
180
181
Programming
181
Erasing the Function Button Codes
182
Reprogramming a single button
182
Programming HomeLink to a Genie Intellicode 2 garage door opener
183
Programing the transmitters
183
Programming HomeLink to the Genie Intellicode garage door opener motor
184
Clearing a HomeLink device
184
FCC and RSS-210 Industry Canada Compliance
184
Auxiliary Power Points
185
AUXILIARY POWER POINTS
185
Locations
185
110 Volt AC Power Point (If Equipped)
186
Storage Compartments
188
CENTER CONSOLE
188
Rear Center Console (If Equipped)
188
OVERHEAD CONSOLE
189
Starting and Stopping the Engine
190
GENERAL INFORMATION
190
IGNITION SWITCH (IF EQUIPPED)
191
KEYLESS STARTING (IF EQUIPPED)
191
Ignition Modes
192
STARTING A GASOLINE ENGINE
192
Vehicles with an Ignition Key
193
Vehicles with Keyless Start
193
Fast Restart (Vehicles with Keyless Start)
194
Failure to Start
194
Stopping the Engine When Your Vehicle is Stationary
194
Stopping the Engine When Your Vehicle is Moving
194
Guarding Against Exhaust Fumes
195
Important Ventilating Information
195
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER (IF EQUIPPED)
195
Using the Engine Block Heater
196
Fuel and Refueling
197
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
197
FUEL QUALITY
198
Choosing the Right Fuel (Gasoline Engines)
198
Choosing the Right Fuel With a Flex Fuel Vehicle (If Equipped)
199
Octane recommendations
199
RUNNING OUT OF FUEL
200
Refilling with a Portable Fuel Container
200
REFUELING
201
Easy Fuel® No Cap Fuel System
202
FUEL CONSUMPTION
204
Filling the Tank
204
Calculating Fuel Economy
204
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
205
On-board Diagnostics (OBD-II)
206
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) Testing
207
Transmission
208
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
208
SelectShift Automatic® Transmission
211
Brake-shift interlock
212
Automatic Transmission Adaptive Learning
213
If Your Vehicle Gets Stuck in Mud or Snow
214
HILL START ASSIST
214
Using Hill Start Assist
215
Four-Wheel Drive (If Equipped)
216
USING YOUR FOUR WHEEL DRIVE (4WD) SYSTEM
216
How Utility Vehicles Differ from Other Vehicles
217
Driving In Special Conditions With Four-Wheel Drive (4WD)
217
Basic Operating Principles in Special Conditions
217
If your vehicle goes off the edge of the pavement
218
If your vehicle gets stuck
218
Emergency maneuvers
219
Sand
220
Mud and water
220
Driving on hilly or sloping terrain
221
Driving on snow and ice
222
Maintenance and modifications
223
Brakes
224
GENERAL INFORMATION
224
Brake Over Accelerator
224
Brake Assist
224
Anti-Lock Brake System
225
HINTS ON DRIVING WITH ANTI-LOCK BRAKES
225
PARKING BRAKE
225
Traction Control
226
PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION
226
USING TRACTION CONTROL
226
System Indicator Lights and Messages
226
Stability Control
227
PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION
227
USING ADVANCETRAC® WITH RSC®
228
Terrain Response
229
TERRAIN MANAGEMENT (IF EQUIPPED)
229
HILL DESCENT CONTROL™ (IF EQUIPPED)
230
Parking Aids
232
SENSING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
232
Using the Rear Sensing System
233
ACTIVE PARK ASSIST (IF EQUIPPED)
234
Using Active Park Assist
235
Automatic Steering into Parking Space
236
Deactivating the Park Assist Feature
237
Troubleshooting the System
237
REAR VIEW CAMERA SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
238
Using the Rear View Camera System
239
Adjusting the Rear View Camera Settings (If Equipped)
240
Guidelines and the Centerline
241
Enhanced Park Aids
242
Manual Zoom
242
Rear Camera Delay
242
Cruise Control
243
PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION
243
USING CRUISE CONTROL
243
Switching Cruise Control On
243
Setting a Speed
244
Changing the Set Speed
244
Canceling the Set Speed
244
Resuming the Set Speed
244
Switching Cruise Control Off
244
USING ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
244
Setting Adaptive Cruise Control
246
Following a Vehicle
246
Setting the Gap Distance
247
Disengaging Adaptive Cruise Control
248
Overriding Adaptive Cruise Control
248
Changing the Set Speed
248
Resuming the Set Speed
249
Low Speed Automatic Cancellation
249
Hilly Condition Usage
249
Switching Off Adaptive Cruise Control
249
Detection Issues
250
Adaptive Cruise Control Not Available
250
Blocked Sensor
251
Switching to Normal Cruise Control
252
Driving Aids
253
DRIVER ALERT (IF EQUIPPED)
253
Switching the System On and Off
253
System Warnings
253
System Display
254
Resetting the System
254
LANE KEEPING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
255
Switching the System On and Off
255
System Settings
256
System Display
257
Troubleshooting
258
BLIND SPOT INFORMATION SYSTEM (BLIS®) WITH CROSS TRAFFIC ALERT (CTA) (IF EQUIPPED)
259
Using the Systems
260
System Lights and Messages
262
System Sensors
262
System Limitations
263
False Alerts
264
System Errors
264
Switching the Systems Off and On
264
COLLISION WARNING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
265
Using the Collision Warning System
266
Blocked Sensors
266
System Limitations
267
STEERING
268
Electric Power Steering
268
Steering Tips
269
Load Carrying
270
CARGO NETS (IF EQUIPPED)
270
ROOF RACKS AND LOAD CARRIERS (IF EQUIPPED)
270
Adjusting the Crossbars (If Equipped)
271
LOAD LIMIT
271
Vehicle Loading – With and Without a Trailer
271
Special Loading Instructions for Owners of Pick-up Trucks and Utility-type Vehicles
278
Towing
279
TOWING A TRAILER
279
Load Placement
279
TRAILER SWAY CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
280
RECOMMENDED TOWING WEIGHTS
280
ESSENTIAL TOWING CHECKS
281
Trailer Towing Connector (Vehicles with a Trailer Towing Package and 7–Pin Connector)
282
Trailer Hitch Cover
282
Hitches
283
Weight-Distributing Hitch
283
Safety Chains
284
Trailer Brakes
284
Trailer Lamps
284
Before Towing a Trailer
284
When Towing a Trailer
285
Launching or Retrieving a Boat or Personal Watercraft (PWC)
285
TRANSPORTING THE VEHICLE
286
TOWING THE VEHICLE ON FOUR WHEELS
287
Emergency Towing
287
Recreational Towing
287
Vehicles Equipped with a 2.0L Engine
287
Vehicles Equipped with a 3.5L or 3.7L Engine
288
Driving Hints
289
BREAKING-IN
289
ECONOMICAL DRIVING
289
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
290
FLOOR MATS
291
Roadside Emergencies
292
ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
292
Vehicles Sold in the United States: Getting Roadside Assistance
292
Vehicles Sold in the United States: Using Roadside Assistance
293
Vehicles Sold in Canada: Getting Roadside Assistance
293
Vehicles Sold in Canada: Using Roadside Assistance
293
HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS
293
FUEL SHUTOFF
294
JUMP-STARTING THE VEHICLE
295
Preparing Your Vehicle
295
Connecting the Jumper Cables
296
Jump Starting
296
Removing the Jumper Cables
297
Customer Assistance
298
GETTING THE SERVICES YOU NEED
298
Away from Home
298
Additional Assistance
299
IN CALIFORNIA (U.S. ONLY)
300
THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU (BBB) AUTO LINE PROGRAM (U.S. ONLY)
301
UTILIZING THE MEDIATION or ARBITRATION PROGRAM (CANADA ONLY)
302
GETTING ASSISTANCE OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND CANADA
302
ORDERING ADDITIONAL OWNER’S LITERATURE
304
Obtaining a French Owner’s Manual
305
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (U.S. ONLY)
305
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (CANADA ONLY)
305
Fuses
306
CHANGING A FUSE
306
Fuses
306
Standard Fuse Amperage Rating and Color
306
FUSE SPECIFICATION CHART
307
Power Distribution Box
307
Passenger Compartment Fuse Panel
312
Maintenance
316
GENERAL INFORMATION
316
Precautions
316
Working with the Engine Off
316
Working with the Engine On
316
OPENING AND CLOSING THE HOOD
317
UNDER HOOD OVERVIEW
318
2.0L EcoBoost® Engine
318
3.5L V6 Engine
319
3.5L V6 EcoBoost® Engine
320
ENGINE OIL DIPSTICK
321
ENGINE OIL CHECK
321
Adding Engine Oil
322
ENGINE COOLANT CHECK
322
Checking the Engine Coolant
322
Adding Engine Coolant
323
Recycled Engine Coolant
324
Severe Climates
324
Engine Fluid Temperature Management (If Equipped)
325
What You Should Know About Fail-Safe Cooling
326
How Fail-Safe Cooling Works
326
When Fail-Safe Mode is Activated
327
TRANSMISSION FLUID CHECK
327
6F35 TRANSMISSION (if equipped)
327
6F50/6F55 Transmission
328
Moving the Air Filter Assembly (EcoBoost engine)
329
Low fluid level
330
Correct fluid level
330
High fluid level
331
Adjusting Automatic Transmission Fluid Levels
331
BRAKE FLUID CHECK
332
POWER STEERING FLUID CHECK
332
FUEL FILTER
332
WASHER FLUID CHECK
332
CHANGING THE VEHICLE BATTERY
333
Battery relearn
334
Battery management system
335
Electrical accessory installation
335
CHECKING THE WIPER BLADES
336
CHANGING THE WIPER BLADES
336
Changing the rear window wiper blade
336
AIR FILTER CHECK
337
Changing the Air Filter Element
338
ADJUSTING THE HEADLAMPS
339
Vertical Aim Adjustment
339
CHANGING A BULB
341
Lamp Assembly Condensation
341
Replacing headlamp bulbs
342
Replacing HID headlamp bulbs (if equipped)
342
Front parking lamp/turn signal and sidemarker bulbs
343
Replacing front parking lamp/turn signal bulbs
343
Replacing sidemarker bulbs
343
Replacing front fog lamp bulbs
344
Replacing turn/backup lamp bulbs
344
Replacing tail/brake lamp bulbs
345
Replacing the License Plate Lamp Bulb
345
Replacing high-mount brake lamp bulb
345
BULB SPECIFICATION CHART
345
Vehicle Care
347
GENERAL INFORMATION
347
CLEANING PRODUCTS
347
CLEANING THE EXTERIOR
347
Stripes or Graphics (if equipped)
348
Exterior Chrome
348
Underbody
348
Cleaning Plastic Exterior Parts
348
WAXING
349
REPAIRING MINOR PAINT DAMAGE
349
CLEANING THE ENGINE
349
CLEANING THE WINDOWS AND WIPER BLADES
350
CLEANING THE INTERIOR
351
CLEANING THE INSTRUMENT PANEL AND INSTRUMENT CLUSTER LENS
351
CLEANING LEATHER SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
352
CLEANING THE ALLOY WHEELS
353
VEHICLE STORAGE
353
Removing Vehicle from Storage
355
Wheels and Tires
356
GENERAL INFORMATION
356
Notice to Utility Vehicle, Van and Truck Owners
356
Four-Wheel Drive System (If Equipped)
356
How Your Vehicle Differs from Other Vehicles
357
TIRE CARE
358
Important Tire Information for 265/45ZR20 Sport Tires and Wheels
358
Information About Uniform Tire Quality Grading
359
Treadwear
360
Traction AA A B C
360
Temperature A B C
360
Glossary of Tire Terminology
361
INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE TIRE SIDEWALL
362
Information on P Type Tires
362
Additional Information Contained on the Tire Sidewall for LT Type Tires
365
Information on T Type Tires
366
Location of the Tire Label
366
INFLATING YOUR TIRES
367
Inspecting Your Tires and Wheel Valve Stems
369
Tire Wear
369
Damage
370
U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number
370
Tire Replacement Requirements
371
Safety Practices
373
Highway Hazards
373
Tire and Wheel Alignment
373
Tire Rotation
374
SUMMER TIRES (IF EQUIPPED)
374
USING SNOW CHAINS
375
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM
376
Changing Tires with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System
377
Understanding Your Tire Pressure Monitoring System
377
When Your Temporary Spare Tire Is Installed
377
When You Believe Your System Is Not Operating Properly
378
When Inflating Your Tires
379
How Temperature Affects Your Tire Pressure
379
CHANGING A ROAD WHEEL
380
Dissimilar Spare Tire and Wheel Assembly Information
380
Tire Change Procedure
382
Vehicle Jacking
385
Stowing the mini-spare and jack
386
Stowing the flat tire
387
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
388
Wheel Lug Nut Torque Specifications
388
Capacities and Specifications
389
ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS
389
Engine Drivebelt Routing
389
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
391
MOTORCRAFT® PART NUMBERS
395
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
396
VEHICLE CERTIFICATION LABEL
397
TRANSMISSION CODE DESIGNATION
397
Accessories
398
ACCESSORIES
398
Exterior style
398
Interior style
398
Lifestyle
398
Peace of mind
399
Extended Service Plan
400
Extended Service Plan
400
SERVICE PLANS (U.S. Only)
400
SERVICE PLANS (CANADA ONLY)
402
Audio System
403
GENERAL INFORMATION
403
Radio Frequencies and Reception Factors
403
CD and CD Player Information
403
MP3 Track and Folder Structure
404
MyFord® SYSTEM
405
Menu Structure
407
AM/FM/CD PREMIUM AUDIO SYSTEM
410
AM/FM/CD SONY® AUDIO SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
411
HD RADIO™ INFORMATION (IF AVAILABLE)
412
HD Radio Reception and Station Troubleshooting
414
SATELLITE RADIO INFORMATION (IF EQUIPPED)
416
Satellite Radio Channels
416
Satellite Radio Reception Factors
416
Sirius Satellite Radio Service
417
Satellite Radio Electronic Serial Number (ESN)
417
Troubleshooting
417
AUXILIARY INPUT JACK
419
USB PORT (IF EQUIPPED)
420
MEDIA HUB
420
SYNC®
421
GENERAL INFORMATION
422
Support
422
SYNC Owner Account
422
Driving Restrictions
422
Safety Information
422
Privacy Information
423
USING VOICE RECOGNITION
424
Initiating a Voice Session
424
System Interaction and Feedback
424
Adjusting the Interaction Level
425
Helpful Hints
425
USING SYNC WITH YOUR PHONE
426
Pairing a Phone for the First Time
426
Pairing Subsequent Phones
427
Phone Voice Commands
427
Making Calls
429
Receiving Calls
429
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) (If Equipped, United States Only)
446
Connecting to SYNC Services Using Voice Commands
447
Connecting to SYNC Services Using the Phone Menu
448
Receiving Turn-by-Turn Directions
448
Disconnecting from SYNC Services
449
USING SYNC WITH YOUR MEDIA PLAYER
449
Connecting Your Digital Media Player via the USB Port
450
What’s Playing?
450
Media Voice Commands
451
Media Menu Features
454
Accessing Your Play Menu
455
System Settings
458
Bluetooth Devices Menu Options
459
Advanced Menu Options
460
TROUBLESHOOTING
461
MyFord Touch® (If Equipped)
470
INTRODUCTION
470
Using the Touch-sensitive Controls on Your System
473
Cleaning the Touchscreen Display
473
Support
474
Safety Information
474
Speed-restricted Features
475
Privacy Information
476
ACCESSING AND ADJUSTING MODES THROUGH YOUR RIGHT VEHICLE INFORMATION DISPLAY (IF EQUIPPED)
477
Audio Sources and Memory Presets
478
USING VOICE RECOGNITION
478
How to Use Voice Commands with Your System
479
What Can I Say?
479
Helpful Hints
479
Accessing a List of Available Commands
480
Voice Settings
480
Using Voice Commands with the Touchscreen Options
481
ENTERTAINMENT
482
Browsing Device Content
483
AM and FM
484
Memory Presets
484
HD Radio
484
Scan
485
Options
485
Direct Tune
485
HD Radio™ Information (If Available)
486
HD Radio Reception and Station Troubleshooting
487
Radio Voice Commands
489
Sirius Satellite Radio (If Activated)
490
Presets
490
ALERT
490
Replay
490
Scan
490
Options
490
Direct Tune
491
Browse
491
Satellite Radio Voice Commands
491
Sirius Satellite Radio Information
493
CD
495
Repeat
495
Shuffle
495
Scan
495
More Info
495
Options
495
Browse
496
CD Voice Commands
496
SD Card Slot and USB Port
496
SD Card Slot
496
USB Port
497
Playing Music from Your Device
497
SD Card and USB Voice Commands
498
Supported Media Players, Formats and Metadata Information
500
Bluetooth Audio
500
Bluetooth Audio Voice Commands
500
Line In (Auxiliary Input Jack)
501
Troubleshooting
502
PHONE
502
Pairing Your Phone for the First Time
503
Pairing Subsequent Phones
504
Making Calls
504
Receiving Calls
505
Phone Menu Options
505
Phone
505
Quick Dial
505
Phonebook
505
History
505
Messaging
506
Settings
506
Text Messaging
506
Composing a Text Message
506
Receiving a Text Message
507
Phone Settings
507
Bluetooth Devices
507
Bluetooth
508
Do Not Disturb
508
911 Assist
508
Phone Ringer
508
Text Message Notification
508
Internet Data Connection
508
Manage Phonebook
508
Roaming Warning
508
Phone Voice Commands
509
INFORMATION
510
SYNC Services (If Equipped, United States Only)
510
Connecting to SYNC Services Using Voice Commands
511
Connecting to SYNC Services Using the Touchscreen
512
Receiving Turn-by-Turn Directions
512
Disconnecting from SYNC Services
513
SYNC Services Voice Commands
514
Sirius Travel Link (If Equipped and If Activated)
514
Traffic On Route and Traffic Nearby
515
Fuel Prices
515
Movie Listings
515
Weather
515
Sports Info
515
Ski Conditions
515
Sirius Travel Link Voice Commands
516
Alerts
517
Calendar
517
911 Assist® (If Equipped)
518
Setting 911 Assist On
519
To Make Sure that 911 Assist Works Properly
519
In the Event of a Crash
519
911 Assist May Not Work If
520
911 Assist Privacy Notice
520
Vehicle Health Report (If Equipped, United States Only)
520
Making a Report
521
Vehicle Health Report Privacy Notice
521
SETTINGS
522
Clock
522
Display
523
Uploading Photos for Your Home Screen Wallpaper
523
Sound
524
Vehicle
524
Ambient Lighting (If Equipped)
524
Vehicle Health Report
524
Door Keypad Code
525
Rear View Camera
525
Enable Valet Mode
525
Settings
525
System
525
Voice Control
526
Media Player
527
Navigation
528
Phone Settings
529
Wireless & Internet
530
Help
533
CLIMATE
534
Climate Control Voice Commands
536
NAVIGATION SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
537
Setting a Destination
538
Point of Interest (POI) Categories
539
cityseekr (If Available)
540
Setting Your Navigation Preferences
541
Map Preferences
542
Route Preferences
542
Navigation Preferences
542
Traffic Preferences
543
Avoid Areas
543
Map Mode
543
Auto Zoom
544
Map Icons
545
Quick-touch Buttons
546
Set as Dest
546
Set as Waypoint
546
Save to Favorites
546
POI Icons
546
Cancel Route
546
View/Edit Route
546
Navigation Map Updates
547
Navigation Voice Commands
547
One-shot Destination Street Address
548
Appendices
549
GENERAL INFORMATION
549
SYNC® End User License Agreement (EULA)
549
Adobe
554
End user notice
554
Microsoft® Windows® Mobile for Automotive Important Safety Information
554
General operation
555
TeleNav Software End User License Agreement
557
End User License Agreement For Distribution By HERE For North America/APAC
562
Gracenote® Copyright
565
Gracenote® End User License Agreement (EULA)
566
Scheduled Maintenance
569
GENERAL MAINTENANCE INFORMATION
569
Why Maintain Your Vehicle?
569
Why Maintain Your Vehicle at Your Dealership?
569
Factory-Trained Technicians
569
Genuine Ford and Motorcraft® Replacement Parts
569
Convenience
570
Protecting Your Investment
570
Additives and Chemicals
571
Oils, Fluids and Flushing
571
Owner Checks and Services
571
Multi-point Inspection
572
NORMAL SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE AND LOG
574
Intelligent Oil-Life Monitor®
574
Maintenance Schedule Log
577
SPECIAL OPERATING CONDITIONS
580
Special Operating Condition Log
582
EXCEPTIONS
584
ENGINE COOLANT CHANGE RECORD
585
Engine Coolant Change Log
585
Index
586

FAQ about the 2014 Ford Explorer Manual

What contains the 2014 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 2014 owner's manual:

  • Maintenance for your Ford Explorer, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Best practice for driving your Ford Explorer

Where to download the 2014 Ford Explorer Owners Manual?

The Ford Explorer owner manual for the 2014 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the Ford Explorer year 2014 free?

Yes, the owner manual for the model year 2014 is free, but the repair manuals are usually not easy to get and may cost more.

The Ford Explorer (2014) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2014 is available in English.

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