2014 Ford Flex Owner's Manual

2014 Ford Flex owners manual
Year:
2014
Make:
Ford
Model:
Flex
Rating:
(4)

Online manual

Size:
7.84 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 SEAT POSITIONING
20
BOOSTER SEATS
22
Types of Booster Seats
23
INSTALLING CHILD SEATS
25
Child Seats
25
Using Lap and Shoulder Belts
25
Using Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH)
31
Using Inboard Lower Anchors From the Outboard Seating Positions (Center Seating Use)
32
Combining Safety Belt and LATCH Lower Anchors for Attaching Child Safety Seats
33
Using Tether Straps
33
CHILD SAFETY LOCKS
37
Safety Belts
38
PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION
38
FASTENING THE SAFETY BELTS
40
Using Safety Belts During Pregnancy
40
Safety Belt Locking Modes
41
Vehicle Sensitive Mode
41
Automatic Locking Mode
42
When to Use the Automatic Locking Mode
42
Non-inflatable safety belts
42
Rear outboard inflatable safety belts (second row only–if equipped)
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
43
Conditions of Operation
44
SAFETY BELT-MINDER™
44
Deactivating and Activating the Belt-Minder Feature
45
REAR INFLATABLE SAFETY BELT (IF EQUIPPED)
47
How Does the Rear Inflatable Safety Belt System Work?
47
Stowing the Rear Inflatable Safety Belt
48
CHILD RESTRAINT AND SAFETY BELT MAINTENANCE
49
Personal Safety System
50
PERSONAL SAFETY SYSTEM™
50
How Does the Personal Safety System Work?
50
Supplementary Restraints System
51
PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION
51
SOS POST-CRASH ALERT SYSTEM™
52
DRIVER AND PASSENGER AIRBAGS
53
Proper Driver and Front Passenger Seating Adjustment
54
Children and Airbags
54
FRONT PASSENGER SENSING SYSTEM
55
SIDE AIRBAGS
58
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 transmitter
68
Deactivating memory from the transmitter
68
Car Finder
68
Sounding a Panic Alarm
68
Remote Start (If Equipped)
69
Remote Starting the Vehicle
69
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
72
CREATING A MYKEY
73
Programming/Changing Configurable Settings
73
CLEARING ALL MYKEYS
74
CHECKING MYKEY SYSTEM STATUS
74
USING MYKEY WITH REMOTE START SYSTEMS
74
MYKEY TROUBLESHOOTING
75
Locks
76
LOCKING AND UNLOCKING
76
Power Door Locks
76
Remote Control
76
Unlocking the Doors (Two-Stage Unlock)
76
Locking the Doors
76
Activating Intelligent Access (If Equipped)
77
At the Front Doors
77
At the Liftgate
77
Smart Unlocks for Integrated Keyhead Transmitter
77
Smart Unlocks for Intelligent Access Keys (If Equipped)
78
Autolock Feature (If Enabled)
78
Autounlock Feature (If Enabled)
79
Enabling or Disabling
79
Illuminated Entry
79
Illuminated Exit
79
Battery Saver
80
Accessory Mode Battery Saver for Intelligent Access Keys (If Equipped)
80
LIFTGATE
80
Manual Liftgate
80
Power Liftgate (If Equipped)
81
Opening and Closing the Power Liftgate
81
Obstacle Detection
83
Resetting the Power Liftgate
83
SECURICODE™ KEYLESS ENTRY KEYPAD (IF EQUIPPED)
83
Programming a Personal Entry Code
84
Erasing a Personal Code
85
Anti-Scan Feature
85
Unlocking and Locking the Doors
85
Displaying the Factory-Set Code with Integrated Keyhead Transmitters
86
Security
87
SECURILOCK® PASSIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM
87
Automatic Arming
87
Automatic Disarming
87
Replacement Keys
87
Programming a Spare Integrated Keyhead Transmitter
88
Programming a Spare Intelligent Access Key (If Equipped)
89
ANTI-THEFT ALARM (IF EQUIPPED)
90
Arming the Alarm
90
Disarming the Alarm
90
Steering Wheel
92
ADJUSTING THE STEERING WHEEL
92
Power Tilt and Telescope Steering Column (If Equipped)
92
Easy Entry and Exit Feature
93
Memory Feature
93
AUDIO CONTROL
94
VOICE CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
94
CRUISE CONTROL
95
INFORMATION DISPLAY CONTROL
96
Cluster Display Control Features
96
Pedals
97
ADJUSTABLE PEDALS (IF EQUIPPED)
97
Wipers and Washers
98
WINDSHIELD WIPERS
98
Speed-dependent Wipers (If Equipped)
98
RAIN-SENSING WIPERS (IF EQUIPPED)
98
WINDSHIELD WASHERS
99
REAR-WINDOW WIPER AND WASHERS
99
Lighting
100
LIGHTING CONTROL
100
High Beams
100
Headlamp Flasher
100
AUTOLAMPS (If equipped)
101
INSTRUMENT LIGHTING DIMMER
101
HEADLAMP EXIT DELAY
101
DAYTIME RUNNING LAMPS (IF EQUIPPED)
102
FRONT FOG LAMPS
103
DIRECTION INDICATORS
103
INTERIOR LAMPS
103
Front map lamps
103
Rear dome/reading lamps
104
Rear map lamps
104
Windows and Mirrors
105
POWER WINDOWS
105
Rear Window Buffeting
105
One-Touch Up or Down (Driver’s Window)
105
Bounce-Back
105
Overriding the Bounce-Back Feature
105
Window Lock
106
Accessory Delay
106
EXTERIOR MIRRORS
106
Power Exterior Mirrors
106
Foldaway Exterior Mirrors
106
Power-Folding Mirrors (If Equipped)
107
Loose Mirror
107
Memory Mirrors (If Equipped)
107
Integrated Blind Spot Mirrors (If Equipped)
107
Blind Spot Information System (BLIS®) with Cross Traffic Alert (CTA) (If Equipped)
108
INTERIOR MIRROR
108
Auto-Dimming Mirror
109
SUN VISORS
109
Slide-On-Rod
109
Illuminated Visor Vanity Mirror
109
MULTI–PANEL VISTA ROOF® (IF EQUIPPED)
110
Opening and Closing the Moonroof
110
Bounce-Back
110
Venting the Moonroof
110
Instrument Cluster
111
GAUGES
111
Type 1
111
Fuel gauge
111
Type 2
112
WARNING LAMPS AND INDICATORS
112
Adaptive cruise control (if equipped) (RTT)
112
Stability Control System
113
Stability Control System Off
113
Airbag readiness
113
Anti-lock brake system
113
Brake system warning light
113
Charging system (RTT)
114
Door ajar (RTT)
114
Engine oil pressure (RTT)
114
Engine coolant temperature (RTT)
114
Fog lamps (if equipped)
114
Grade assist and overdrive cancel (if equipped) (RTT)
115
Heads up display (if equipped)
115
High beams
115
Low fuel (RTT)
115
Liftgate ajar (RTT)
115
Low tire pressure warning
115
Low washer fluid (RTT)
115
Powertrain malfunction/reduced power (RTT)
116
Safety belt
116
Service engine soon
116
Speed control (if equipped) (RTT)
117
Turn signal
117
AUDIBLE WARNINGS AND INDICATORS
117
Key In Ignition Warning Chime
117
Keyless Warning Alert (If Equipped)
117
Headlamps On Warning Chime
117
Parking Brake On Warning Chime
117
Information Displays
118
GENERAL INFORMATION
118
Information Display Controls (Type 1)
118
Menu
118
TRIP AND FUEL ECONOMY COMPUTER
121
Resetting the Trip Computer
121
Odometer
121
Trip Odometer
121
Trip Timer
121
Fuel Used
121
Distance to E
121
Average Fuel
121
Information Messages
121
Information Display Controls (Type 2)
122
Main menu
122
Display Mode
122
Trip 1 & 2
124
Fuel Economy
124
Driver Assist
125
INFORMATION MESSAGES
127
Climate Control
136
MANUAL HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM
136
DUAL AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL SYSTEM (WITH MyTemp)
138
DUAL AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL SYSTEM (WITH SONY® AUDIO SYSTEM)
139
REAR PASSENGER CLIMATE CONTROL
141
GENERAL OPERATING TIPS
142
Manual Climate Control
142
Automatic Climate Control
143
HEATED WINDOWS AND MIRRORS (IF EQUIPPED)
143
Heated Rear Window
143
Heated Exterior Mirror (If Equipped)
144
CABIN AIR FILTER
144
REMOTE START CLIMATE OPERATION (IF EQUIPPED)
145
Manual Climate Systems
145
Automatic Climate Systems
145
Seats
146
SITTING IN THE CORRECT POSITION
146
HEAD RESTRAINTS
147
Tilting Head Restraints
149
MANUAL SEATS
150
POWER SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
151
Power Lumbar (If Equipped)
152
MEMORY FUNCTION (IF EQUIPPED)
153
Programming a memory position
153
Recalling a memory position
153
Recalling memory positions with the remote control
153
Easy Entry and Exit Feature (If Equipped)
153
HEATED SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
154
Second-Row Heated Seats (If Equipped)
155
HEATED AND VENTILATED SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
156
Heated Seats
156
Ventilated Seats
157
Heated and Ventilated Seat Air Filter Replacement (If Equipped)
157
REAR SEATS
158
Second Row Seats
158
Recline Adjustment
158
Moving the Seats Backward and Forward (Six-Passenger Vehicles Only)
159
Power Fold and Tumble Seat
159
Third Row Seats
160
Accessing the Seat
160
Third Row Seat Exit
162
Stowing the Third Row Seat
163
Unstowing the Third Row Seat
165
PowerFold® Third-row Seat (If Equipped)
165
Closing the Liftgate
167
Universal Garage Door Opener (If Equipped)
168
HOMELINK® WIRELESS CONTROL SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
168
Programming
169
Erasing the Function Button Codes
170
Reprogramming a single button
170
Programming HomeLink to a Genie Intellicode 2 garage door opener
171
Programing the transmitters
171
Programming HomeLink to the Genie Intellicode garage door opener motor
172
Clearing a HomeLink device
172
FCC and RSS-210 Industry Canada Compliance
172
Auxiliary Power Points
173
AUXILIARY POWER POINTS
173
Locations
173
110 Volt AC Power Point (If Equipped)
174
Storage Compartments
176
CENTER CONSOLE
176
Second Row Center Console (If Equipped)
176
Console Refrigerator and Freezer (If Equipped)
176
Cleaning and Maintenance
177
OVERHEAD CONSOLE
178
Starting and Stopping the Engine
179
GENERAL INFORMATION
179
IGNITION SWITCH (IF EQUIPPED)
180
KEYLESS STARTING (IF EQUIPPED)
180
Ignition Modes
181
STARTING A GASOLINE ENGINE
181
Vehicles with an Ignition Key
182
Vehicles with Keyless Start
182
Fast Restart (Vehicles with Keyless Start)
183
Failure to Start
183
Automatic Engine Shutdown
183
Stopping the Engine When Your Vehicle Is Stationary
184
Stopping the Engine When Your Vehicle Is Moving
184
Guarding Against Exhaust Fumes
185
Important Ventilating Information
185
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER (IF EQUIPPED)
185
Using the Engine Block Heater
186
Fuel and Refueling
187
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
187
FUEL QUALITY
188
Choosing the Right Fuel (Gasoline Engines)
188
Octane Recommendations
189
RUNNING OUT OF FUEL
189
Refilling with a Portable Fuel Container
189
REFUELING
190
Easy Fuel® “No Cap” Fuel System
191
FUEL CONSUMPTION
192
Filling the Tank
192
Calculating Fuel Economy
192
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
193
On-board Diagnostics (OBD-II)
194
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) Testing
195
Transmission
197
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
197
SelectShift Automatic® Transmission (If Equipped)
198
Automatic Transmission Adaptive Learning
199
Brake-shift interlock
200
If Your Vehicle Gets Stuck in Mud or Snow
201
All-Wheel Drive (If Equipped)
202
USING YOUR ALL-WHEEL DRIVE (AWD) SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
202
Driving In Special Conditions With All-Wheel Drive (AWD)
202
Basic operating principles in special conditions
203
If Your Vehicle Goes Off the Edge of the Pavement
203
If Your Vehicle Gets Stuck
203
Emergency Maneuvers
204
Sand
204
Mud and Water
205
Driving on Hilly or Sloping Terrain
206
Driving on Snow and Ice
207
Maintenance and Modifications
207
Brakes
209
GENERAL INFORMATION
209
Brake Over Accelerator
209
Brake Assist
209
Anti-Lock Brake System
209
HINTS ON DRIVING WITH ANTI-LOCK BRAKES
210
PARKING BRAKE
210
Traction Control
211
PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION
211
USING TRACTION CONTROL
211
System Indicator Lights and Messages
211
Stability Control
212
PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION
212
USING ADVANCETRAC® WITH RSC®
213
Parking Aids
214
SENSING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
214
Using the Rear Sensing System
215
ACTIVE PARK ASSIST (IF EQUIPPED)
215
Using Active Park Assist
216
Automatic Steering into Parking Space
217
Deactivating the Park Assist Feature
219
Troubleshooting the System
219
REAR VIEW CAMERA SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
220
Using the Rear View Camera System
221
Guidelines and the Centerline
222
Enhanced Park Aids
223
Manual Zoom
223
Rear Camera Delay
224
Cruise Control
225
PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION
225
USING CRUISE CONTROL
225
Switching Cruise Control On
225
Setting a Speed
225
Changing the Set Speed
226
Canceling the Set Speed
226
Resuming the Set Speed
226
Switching Cruise Control Off
226
USING ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
226
Setting Adaptive Cruise Control
227
Following a Vehicle
228
Setting the Gap Distance
229
Disengaging Adaptive Cruise Control
229
Overriding Adaptive Cruise Control
230
Changing the Set Speed
230
Resuming the Set Speed
230
Low Speed Automatic Cancellation
230
Hilly Condition Usage
231
Switching Off Adaptive Cruise Control
231
Detection Issues
231
Adaptive Cruise Control Not Available
232
Blocked Sensor
233
Switching to Normal Cruise Control
234
Driving Aids
235
BLIND SPOT INFORMATION SYSTEM (BLIS®) WITH CROSS TRAFFIC ALERT (CTA) (IF EQUIPPED)
235
Using the Systems
236
System Lights and Messages
237
System Sensors
238
System Limitations
239
False Alerts
239
System Errors
239
Switching the Systems Off and On
240
COLLISION WARNING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
240
Using the Collision Warning System
241
Blocked Sensors
242
System Limitations
243
STEERING
243
Electric Power Steering
243
Steering Tips
244
Load Carrying
245
CARGO NET (IF EQUIPPED)
245
ROOF RACKS AND LOAD CARRIERS (IF EQUIPPED)
245
LOAD LIMIT
246
Vehicle Loading – With and Without a Trailer
246
Towing
254
TOWING A TRAILER
254
Load Placement
254
TRAILER SWAY CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
255
RECOMMENDED TOWING WEIGHTS
255
ESSENTIAL TOWING CHECKS
256
Trailer Towing Connector (Vehicles with a Trailer Towing Package and 7–Pin Connector)
257
Hitches
257
Weight-Distributing Hitch
257
Safety Chains
258
Trailer Brakes
258
Trailer Brake Controller Connector (If Equipped)
259
Trailer Lamps
259
Before Towing a Trailer
259
When Towing a Trailer
259
Launching or Retrieving a Boat or Personal Watercraft (PWC)
260
TRANSPORTING THE VEHICLE
261
TOWING THE VEHICLE ON FOUR WHEELS
262
Emergency Towing
262
Recreational Towing
262
Driving Hints
264
BREAKING-IN
264
ECONOMICAL DRIVING
264
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
265
FLOOR MATS
266
Roadside Emergencies
267
ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
267
Vehicles Sold in the United States: Getting Roadside Assistance
267
Vehicles Sold in the United States: Using Roadside Assistance
267
Vehicles Sold in Canada: Getting Roadside Assistance
268
Vehicles Sold in Canada: Using Roadside Assistance
268
HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS
268
FUEL CUT-OFF SWITCH
268
JUMP-STARTING THE VEHICLE
269
Preparing Your Vehicle
269
Connecting the Jumper Cables
270
Jump Starting
270
Removing the Jumper Cables
271
Customer Assistance
272
GETTING THE SERVICES YOU NEED
272
Away from Home
272
Additional Assistance
273
IN CALIFORNIA (U.S. ONLY)
274
THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU (BBB) AUTO LINE PROGRAM (U.S. ONLY)
275
UTILIZING THE MEDIATION or ARBITRATION PROGRAM (CANADA ONLY)
276
GETTING ASSISTANCE OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND CANADA
276
ORDERING ADDITIONAL OWNER’S LITERATURE
278
Obtaining a French Owner’s Manual
279
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (U.S. ONLY)
279
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (CANADA ONLY)
279
Fuses
280
CHANGING A FUSE
280
Fuses
280
Standard Fuse Amperage Rating and Color
280
FUSE SPECIFICATION CHART
281
Power Distribution Box
281
Passenger Compartment Fuse Panel
286
Maintenance
290
GENERAL INFORMATION
290
Precautions
290
Working with the Engine Off
290
Working with the Engine On
290
OPENING AND CLOSING THE HOOD
291
UNDER HOOD OVERVIEW
292
3.5L V6 engine
292
3.5L V6 EcoBoost® Engine
293
ENGINE OIL DIPSTICK
294
ENGINE OIL CHECK
294
Adding Engine Oil
295
ENGINE COOLANT CHECK
295
Checking the Engine Coolant
295
Adding Engine Coolant
296
Recycled Engine Coolant
297
Severe Climates
297
Engine fluid temperature management (EcoBoost engine only)
298
What You Should Know About Fail-Safe Cooling
299
How Fail-Safe Cooling Works
299
When Fail-Safe Mode is Activated
300
TRANSMISSION FLUID CHECK
300
6F50/6F55 Transmission
300
Moving the Air Filter Assembly (EcoBoost engine)
301
Low fluid level
303
Correct fluid level
303
High fluid level
304
Adjusting Automatic Transmission Fluid Levels
304
BRAKE FLUID CHECK
305
POWER STEERING FLUID CHECK
305
FUEL FILTER
305
WASHER FLUID CHECK
305
CHANGING THE VEHICLE BATTERY
306
Battery relearn
307
CHECKING THE WIPER BLADES
308
CHANGING THE WIPER BLADES
308
Changing rear window wiper blade
308
AIR FILTER CHECK
309
Changing the air filter element
310
ADJUSTING THE HEADLAMPS
311
Vertical Aim Adjustment
311
CHANGING A BULB
312
Lamp Assembly Condensation
312
Replacing headlamp bulbs
313
Replacing HID headlamp bulbs (if equipped)
313
Replacing front parking lamp/turn signal bulbs
314
Replacing fog lamp bulbs
314
Replacing rear stop/tail/turn/backup and side marker lamp bulbs
315
Replacing high-mount brake lamp bulbs
315
Replacing license plate lamp bulbs
315
BULB SPECIFICATION CHART
316
Vehicle Care
317
GENERAL INFORMATION
317
CLEANING PRODUCTS
317
CLEANING THE EXTERIOR
317
Stripes or Graphics (if equipped)
318
Exterior Chrome
318
Underbody
318
Cleaning Plastic Exterior Parts
318
WAXING
319
REPAIRING MINOR PAINT DAMAGE
319
CLEANING THE ENGINE
319
CLEANING THE WINDOWS AND WIPER BLADES
320
CLEANING THE INTERIOR
321
CLEANING THE INSTRUMENT PANEL AND INSTRUMENT CLUSTER LENS
321
CLEANING LEATHER SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
322
CLEANING THE ALLOY WHEELS
323
VEHICLE STORAGE
323
Removing Vehicle from Storage
325
Wheels and Tires
326
GENERAL INFORMATION
326
Notice to Crossover Vehicle Owners
326
All-Wheel Drive System (If Equipped)
326
How Your Vehicle Differs from Other Vehicles
327
TIRE CARE
328
Information About Uniform Tire Quality Grading
328
Treadwear
328
Traction AA A B C
329
Temperature A B C
329
Glossary of Tire Terminology
329
INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE TIRE SIDEWALL
330
Information on P Type Tires
331
Additional Information Contained on the Tire Sidewall for LT Type Tires
334
Information on T Type Tires
335
Location of the Tire Label
335
INFLATING YOUR TIRES
336
Inspecting Your Tires and Wheel Valve Stems
338
Tire Wear
338
Damage
338
U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number
339
Tire Replacement Requirements
340
Safety Practices
342
Highway Hazards
342
Tire and Wheel Alignment
342
Tire Rotation
343
USING SNOW CHAINS
343
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM
344
Changing Tires with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System
346
Understanding Your Tire Pressure Monitoring System
346
When Your Temporary Spare Tire Is Installed
346
When You Believe Your System Is Not Operating Properly
347
When Inflating Your Tires
348
How Temperature Affects Your Tire Pressure
348
CHANGING A ROAD WHEEL
349
Dissimilar Spare Tire and Wheel Assembly Information
349
Tire Change Procedure
351
Stowing the tire and jack
354
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
355
Wheel Lug Nut Torque Specifications
355
Capacities and Specifications
357
ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS
357
Engine Drivebelt Routing
357
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
358
MOTORCRAFT™ PART NUMBERS
361
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
361
VEHICLE CERTIFICATION LABEL
362
TRANSMISSION CODE DESIGNATION
363
Accessories
364
ACCESSORIES
364
Exterior style
364
Interior style
364
Lifestyle
364
Peace of mind
365
Ford Extended Service Plan
366
FORD ESP EXTENDED SERVICE PLANS
366
SERVICE PLANS (U.S. only)
366
Ford ESP can quickly pay for itself
366
covered components
366
Rental Car Reimbursement
366
Roadside Assistance
367
Transferable Coverage
367
Avoid the Rising cost of vehicle maintenance
367
Interest Free Financing Options Available
367
SERVICE PLANS (CANADA ONLY)
368
Audio System
369
GENERAL INFORMATION
369
Radio Frequencies and Reception Factors
369
CD and CD Player Information
369
MP3 Track and Folder Structure
370
MyFord® SYSTEM
371
Menu Structure
373
AM/FM/CD PREMIUM AUDIO SYSTEM
375
AM/FM/CD SONY® AUDIO SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
377
HD RADIO™ INFORMATION (IF AVAILABLE)
378
HD Radio Reception and Station Troubleshooting
380
SATELLITE RADIO INFORMATION (IF EQUIPPED)
382
Satellite Radio Channels
382
Satellite Radio Reception Factors
382
Sirius Satellite Radio Service
382
Satellite Radio Electronic Serial Number (ESN)
383
Troubleshooting
383
AUXILIARY INPUT JACK
384
USB PORT (IF EQUIPPED)
386
MEDIA HUB (IF EQUIPPED)
386
SYNC®
387
GENERAL INFORMATION
388
Support
388
SYNC Owner Account
388
Driving Restrictions
388
Safety Information
388
Privacy Information
389
USING VOICE RECOGNITION
390
Initiating a Voice Session
390
System Interaction and Feedback
390
Adjusting the Interaction Level
391
Helpful Hints
391
USING SYNC WITH YOUR PHONE
392
Pairing a Phone for the First Time
392
Pairing Subsequent Phones
393
Phone Voice Commands
393
Making Calls
395
Receiving Calls
395
Phone Options during an Active Call
395
Accessing Features through the Phone Menu
397
Text Messaging
399
Receiving a Text Message
399
Sending, Downloading and Deleting Your Text Messages
399
Accessing Your Phone Settings
401
System Settings
402
Bluetooth Devices Menu Options
403
Advanced Menu Options
404
SYNC APPLICATIONS AND SERVICES (IF EQUIPPED)
405
911 Assist®
406
Setting 911 Assist On
407
In the Event of a Crash
407
911 Assist May Not Work If
408
911 Assist Privacy Notice
408
Vehicle Health Report
408
Vehicle Health Report Privacy Notice
410
SYNC Services: Traffic, Directions & Information (TDI) (If Equipped, United States Only)
410
Connecting to SYNC Services Using Voice Commands
411
Connecting to SYNC Services Using the Phone Menu
412
Receiving Turn-by-Turn Directions
412
Disconnecting from SYNC Services
413
USING SYNC WITH YOUR MEDIA PLAYER
413
Connecting Your Digital Media Player via the USB Port
414
What’s Playing?
414
Media Voice Commands
415
Media Menu Features
417
Accessing Your Play Menu
419
System Settings
422
Bluetooth Devices Menu Options
422
Advanced Menu Options
423
TROUBLESHOOTING
425
MyFord Touch® (If Equipped)
431
INTRODUCTION
431
Using the Touch-sensitive Controls on Your System
434
Cleaning the Touchscreen Display
434
Support
435
Safety information
435
Speed-restricted Features
436
Privacy information
437
ACCESSING AND ADJUSTING MODES THROUGH YOUR RIGHT VEHICLE INFORMATION DISPLAY (IF EQUIPPED)
438
Audio Sources and Memory Presets
439
USING VOICE RECOGNITION
439
How to Use Voice Commands with Your System
439
What Can I Say?
440
Helpful Hints
440
Accessing a List of Available Commands
440
Voice Settings
441
Using Voice Commands with the Touchscreen Options
442
ENTERTAINMENT
443
Browsing Device Content
443
AM and FM
445
Memory Presets
445
HD Radio
445
Scan
445
Options
446
Direct Tune
446
HD Radio™ Information (If Available)
446
HD Radio Reception and Station Troubleshooting
448
Radio Voice Commands
450
Sirius Satellite Radio (If Activated)
451
Presets
451
ALERT
451
Replay
451
Scan
452
Options
452
Direct Tune
452
Browse
453
Satellite Radio Voice Commands
453
Sirius Satellite Radio Information
454
CD
456
Repeat
456
Shuffle
457
Scan
457
More Info
457
Options
457
Browse
457
CD Voice Commands
457
SD Card Slot and USB Port
458
SD Card Slot
458
USB Port
459
Playing Music from Your Device
459
SD Card and USB Voice Commands
460
Supported Media Players, Formats and Metadata Information
462
Bluetooth Audio
462
Bluetooth Audio Voice Commands
462
A/V Inputs
462
Troubleshooting
464
PHONE
465
Pairing Your Phone for the First Time
466
Pairing Subsequent Phones
466
Making Calls
467
Receiving Calls
467
Phone Menu Options
467
Phone
467
Quick Dial
467
Phonebook
468
History
468
Messaging
468
Settings
468
Text Messaging
468
Composing a Text Message
469
Receiving a Text Message
469
Phone Settings
470
Bluetooth Devices
470
Bluetooth
470
Do Not Disturb
470
911 Assist
470
Phone Ringer
470
Text Message Notification
470
Internet Data Connection
470
Manage Phonebook
470
Roaming Warning
471
Phone Voice Commands
471
INFORMATION
472
SYNC Services (If Equipped, United States Only)
472
Connecting to SYNC Services Using Voice Commands
473
Connecting to SYNC Services Using the Touchscreen
474
Receiving Turn-by-Turn Directions
474
Disconnecting from SYNC Services
475
SYNC Services Voice Commands
475
Sirius Travel Link (If Equipped and If Activated)
476
Traffic On Route and Traffic Nearby
476
Fuel Prices
477
Movie Listings
477
Weather
477
Sports Info
477
Ski Conditions
477
Sirius Travel Link Voice Commands
477
Alerts
479
Calendar
479
911 Assist® (If Equipped)
479
Setting 911 Assist On
480
To Make Sure that 911 Assist Works Properly
480
In the Event of a Crash
481
911 Assist May Not Work If
481
911 Assist Privacy Notice
481
Vehicle Health Report (If Equipped, United States Only)
482
Making a Report
483
Vehicle Health Report Privacy Notice
483
SETTINGS
484
Clock
484
Display
485
Uploading Photos for Your Home Screen Wallpaper
485
Sound
486
Vehicle
486
Ambient Lighting (If Equipped)
486
Vehicle Health Report
486
Door Keypad Code
487
Rear View Camera
487
Enable Valet Mode
487
Settings
487
System
487
Voice Control
488
Media Player
489
Navigation
490
Phone Settings
491
Wireless & Internet
492
Help
495
CLIMATE
496
Climate Control Voice Commands
498
NAVIGATION SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
500
Setting a Destination
500
Point of Interest (POI) Categories
501
cityseekr (If Available)
502
Setting Your Navigation Preferences
504
Map Preferences
504
Route Preferences
504
Navigation Preferences
505
Traffic Preferences
505
Avoid Areas
505
Map Mode
505
Auto Zoom
507
Map Icons
507
Quick-touch Buttons
508
Set as Dest
508
Set as Waypoint
508
Save to Favorites
508
POI Icons
508
Cancel Route
508
View/Edit Route
508
Navigation Map Updates
509
Navigation Voice Commands
509
One-shot Destination Street Address
511
Appendices
512
GENERAL INFORMATION
512
SYNC® End User License Agreement (EULA)
512
End user notice
517
Microsoft® Windows® Mobile for Automotive Important Safety Information
517
General operation
517
TeleNav Software End User License Agreement
519
End User License Agreement For Distribution By HERE For North America/APAC
524
Gracenote® Copyright
528
Gracenote® End User License Agreement (EULA)
528
Scheduled Maintenance
531
GENERAL MAINTENANCE INFORMATION
531
Why Maintain Your Vehicle?
531
Why Maintain Your Vehicle at Your Dealership?
531
Factory-Trained Technicians
531
Genuine Ford and Motorcraft® Replacement Parts
531
Convenience
531
Protecting Your Investment
532
Additives and Chemicals
532
Oils, Fluids and Flushing
533
Owner Checks and Services
533
Multi-point Inspection
534
NORMAL SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE AND LOG
536
Intelligent Oil-Life Monitor®
536
Maintenance Schedule Log
539
SPECIAL OPERATING CONDITIONS
542
Special Operating Condition Log
544
EXCEPTIONS
546
ENGINE COOLANT CHANGE RECORD
547
Engine Coolant Change Log
547
Index
548

FAQ about the 2014 Ford Flex Manual

What contains the 2014 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 2014 owner's manual:

  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage

Where to download the 2014 Ford Flex Owners Manual?

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

Is the manual for the Ford Flex 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 Flex (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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