2015 Ford Explorer Owner's Manual

2015 Ford Explorer owners manual
Year:
2015
Make:
Ford
Model:
Explorer
Rating:
(5)

Online manual

Size:
6.32 MB

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
2
Introduction
11
ABOUT THIS MANUAL
11
Protecting the Environment
11
SYMBOL GLOSSARY
12
DATA RECORDING
13
Service Data Recording
13
Event Data Recording
14
CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65
15
PERCHLORATE MATERIAL
15
FORD CREDIT (U.S. ONLY)
16
REPLACEMENT PARTS RECOMMENDATION
16
Scheduled Maintenance and Mechanical Repairs
16
Collision Repairs
16
Warranty on Replacement Parts
16
SPECIAL NOTICES
17
New Vehicle Limited Warranty
17
Special Instructions
17
Notice to owners of pickup trucks and utility type vehicles
17
Using your vehicle with a snowplow
17
Using your vehicle as an ambulance
17
MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT
18
EXPORT UNIQUE (NON–UNITED STATES/CANADA) VEHICLE SPECIFIC INFORMATION
18
Child Safety
19
GENERAL INFORMATION
19
CHILD SEAT POSITIONING
21
BOOSTER SEATS
23
Types of Booster Seats
24
INSTALLING CHILD SEATS
26
Child Seats
26
Using Lap and Shoulder Belts
26
Using Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH)
32
Use of inboard lower anchors from the outboard seating positions (center seating use)
33
Combining Safety Belt and LATCH Lower Anchors for Attaching Child Safety Seats
34
USING TETHER STRAPS
34
CHILD SAFETY LOCKS
38
Safety Belts
39
PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION
39
FASTENING THE SAFETY BELTS
41
Using Safety Belts During Pregnancy
41
Safety Belt Locking Modes
42
Vehicle Sensitive Mode
42
Automatic Locking Mode
43
When to Use the Automatic Locking Mode
43
Non-inflatable safety belts
43
Rear outboard inflatable safety belts (second row only–if equipped)
43
How to Disengage the Automatic Locking Mode
43
Safety Belt Extension Assembly
44
SAFETY BELT HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
44
SAFETY BELT WARNING LIGHT AND INDICATOR CHIME
45
Conditions of Operation
45
SAFETY BELT-MINDER™
45
Deactivating and Activating the Belt-Minder Feature
46
REAR INFLATABLE SAFETY BELT (IF EQUIPPED)
47
How Does the Rear Inflatable Safety Belt System Work?
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
53
Children and Airbags
54
Knee Airbag System (Passenger Side Only)
54
FRONT PASSENGER SENSING SYSTEM
55
SIDE AIRBAGS
58
SAFETY CANOPY™ CURTAIN AIRBAGS
59
CRASH SENSORS AND AIRBAG INDICATOR
61
AIRBAG DISPOSAL
62
Keys and Remote Control
63
GENERAL INFORMATION ON RADIO FREQUENCIES
63
Intelligent Access (If Equipped)
63
REMOTE CONTROL
64
Integrated Keyhead Transmitters (IKTs) (If Equipped)
64
Intelligent Access Key (If Equipped)
64
Replacing the Battery
65
Integrated Keyhead Transmitter
65
Intelligent Access Transmitter
65
Memory Feature (If Equipped)
66
Programming Memory to the Remote Control
66
Deactivating Memory from the Remote Control
67
Car Finder
67
Sounding a Panic Alarm
67
Remote Start (If Equipped)
67
Remote Starting the Vehicle
68
Extending the Vehicle Run Time
69
Turning the Vehicle Off After Remote Starting
69
REPLACING A LOST KEY OR REMOTE CONTROL
69
MyKey
70
PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION
70
Non-configurable Settings
70
Configurable Settings
70
CREATING A MYKEY
71
Programming/Changing Configurable Settings
71
CLEARING ALL MYKEYS
72
CHECKING MYKEY SYSTEM STATUS
72
USING MYKEY WITH REMOTE START SYSTEMS
72
MYKEY TROUBLESHOOTING
73
Locks
74
LOCKING AND UNLOCKING
74
Power Door Locks
74
Remote Control
74
Unlocking the Doors (Two-Stage Unlock)
74
Locking the Doors
74
Power Liftgate (If Equipped)
75
Activating Intelligent Access (If Equipped)
75
At the Front Doors
75
At the Liftgate
76
Smart Unlocks for Integrated Keyhead Transmitter
76
Smart Unlocks for Intelligent Access Keys (If Equipped)
76
Autolock Feature (If Enabled)
77
Autounlock Feature (If Enabled)
77
Enabling or Disabling
77
Illuminated Entry
78
Illuminated Exit
78
Battery Saver
78
Accessory Mode Battery Saver for Intelligent Access Keys (If Equipped)
78
LIFTGATE
79
Manual Liftgate
79
Power Liftgate (If Equipped)
80
Opening and Closing the Power Liftgate
80
Setting Liftgate Open Height
81
Obstacle Detection
82
Resetting the Power Liftgate
82
SECURICODE™ KEYLESS ENTRY KEYPAD (IF EQUIPPED)
83
Programming a Personal Entry Code
83
Erasing a Personal Code
84
Anti-Scan Feature
84
Unlocking and Locking the Doors
85
Displaying the Factory-Set Code
85
With Integrated Keyhead Transmitters
85
Security
86
SECURILOCK® PASSIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM
86
Automatic Arming
86
Automatic Disarming
86
Replacement Keys
86
Programming a Spare Integrated Keyhead Transmitter
87
Programming a Spare Intelligent Access Key (if equipped)
88
ANTI-THEFT ALARM (IF EQUIPPED)
89
Arming the Alarm
89
Disarming the Alarm
90
Steering Wheel
91
ADJUSTING THE STEERING WHEEL
91
Power Tilt and Telescope Steering Column (If Equipped)
92
Easy Entry and Exit Feature
92
Memory Feature
92
AUDIO CONTROL
93
VOICE CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
93
CRUISE CONTROL
94
INFORMATION DISPLAY CONTROL
95
Cluster Display Control Features
95
HEATED STEERING WHEEL (IF EQUIPPED)
95
Pedals
96
ADJUSTABLE PEDALS (IF EQUIPPED)
96
Wipers and Washers
97
WINDSHIELD WIPERS
97
Speed-dependent Wipers (If Equipped)
97
RAIN-SENSING WIPERS (IF EQUIPPED)
97
WINDSHIELD WASHERS
98
REAR-WINDOW WIPER AND WASHERS
98
Lighting
99
LIGHTING CONTROL
99
High Beams
99
Headlamp Flasher
99
AUTOLAMPS
100
INSTRUMENT LIGHTING DIMMER
101
HEADLAMP EXIT DELAY
101
DAYTIME RUNNING LAMPS (IF EQUIPPED)
102
AUTOMATIC HIGH BEAM CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
102
FRONT FOG LAMPS
104
DIRECTION INDICATORS
104
INTERIOR LAMPS
105
Dome Lamp Control
105
Front Row Map Lamps (If Equipped)
106
Second row dome/map lamps (if equipped)
106
Second row dome/courtesy lamps (if equipped)
106
Third row cargo lamp
107
Windows and Mirrors
108
POWER WINDOWS
108
Rear Window Buffeting
108
One-Touch Down
108
One-Touch Up or Down (Front Windows) (If Equipped)
108
Window Lock
109
Bounce-Back
109
Overriding the Bounce-Back Feature
109
Accessory Delay
109
EXTERIOR MIRRORS
110
Power Exterior Mirrors
110
Foldaway Exterior Mirrors
110
Power-Folding Mirrors (If Equipped)
110
Heated Exterior Mirror (If Equipped)
111
Memory Mirrors (If Equipped)
111
Signal Indicator Mirrors (If Equipped)
111
Integrated Blind Spot Mirrors (If Equipped)
112
Blind Spot Information System (BLIS®) with Cross Traffic Alert (CTA) (If Equipped)
112
INTERIOR MIRROR
113
Auto-Dimming Mirror (If Equipped)
113
SUN VISORS
113
Slide-On-Rod
113
Illuminated Visor Vanity Mirror (If Equipped)
114
DUAL PANEL MOONROOF AND POWER SUNSCREEN (IF EQUIPPED)
114
Opening and Closing the Sunscreen
114
Opening and Closing the Moonroof
115
Bounce-Back
115
Venting the Moonroof
115
Instrument Cluster
116
GAUGES
116
Type 1
116
Fuel Gauge
116
Type 2
117
WARNING LAMPS AND INDICATORS
118
Adaptive cruise control (RTT) (if equipped)
118
Airbag readiness
118
Anti-lock brake system
118
Brake system warning light
119
Charging system (RTT)
119
Door ajar (RTT)
119
Engine oil pressure (RTT)
119
Engine coolant temperature (RTT)
119
Fog lamps
120
Grade assist (RTT) (if equipped)
120
Heads up display (if equipped)
120
Hill descent (RTT) (if equipped)
120
High beams
120
Low fuel (RTT)
120
Liftgate ajar (RTT)
120
Low tire pressure warning
120
Low washer fluid (RTT)
121
Powertrain malfunction/reduced power
121
Safety belt
121
Service engine soon
121
Speed control (RTT) (if equipped)
122
Stability Control System
122
Stability Control System Off
122
Transmission Tow/Haul Feature (RTT) (if equipped)
122
Turn signal
122
AUDIBLE WARNINGS AND INDICATORS
123
Key In Ignition Warning Chime
123
Keyless Warning Alert (If Equipped)
123
Headlamps On Warning Chime
123
Parking Brake On Warning Chime
123
Information Displays
124
GENERAL INFORMATION
124
Information Display Controls (Type 1)
124
Menu
125
Trip Computer
128
Resetting the Trip Computer
128
Trip Odometer
128
Distance to E
128
Average fuel
128
Total Odometer
128
Information Messages
128
Information Display Controls (Type 2)
129
Main menu
129
Display Mode
129
Trip 1 & 2
131
Fuel Economy
131
Driver Assist
132
Settings
133
INFORMATION MESSAGES
134
Climate Control
145
MANUAL CLIMATE CONTROL
145
AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL (WITH SONY® AUDIO SYSTEM)
147
AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL (WITH MyTemp)
149
REAR PASSENGER CLIMATE CONTROLS
150
GENERAL OPERATING TIPS
151
General Hints
151
151
Manual Climate Control
151
Automatic Climate Control
151
Heating the Interior Quickly
152
Recommended Settings for Heating
152
Cooling the Interior Quickly
152
Recommended Settings for Cooling
153
Side Window Defogging in Cold Weather
153
HEATED WINDOWS AND MIRRORS (IF EQUIPPED)
154
Heated Rear Window
154
Heated Exterior Mirrors (If Equipped)
154
CABIN AIR FILTER
154
REMOTE START (IF EQUIPPED)
155
Automatic Settings
155
Seats
156
SITTING IN THE CORRECT POSITION
156
HEAD RESTRAINTS
157
Tilting Head Restraints (If Equipped)
160
MANUAL SEATS
160
POWER SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
161
Power Lumbar
162
MEMORY FUNCTION (IF EQUIPPED)
163
Programming a memory position
163
Recalling a memory position
163
Recalling memory positions with the remote control
163
Easy Entry and Exit Feature
164
HEATED SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
164
CLIMATE CONTROLLED SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
165
Heated Seats
165
Cooled Seats
165
Climate Controlled Seat Air Filter Replacement (If Equipped)
166
REAR SEATS
167
Second Row Seats
167
Recline Adjustment
167
Second-Row Heated Seats (If Equipped)
168
Third Row Seats
169
Third-Row Seat Access (Manual Seats)
169
Third-row seat access (power fold and tumble seat – if equipped)
171
Third-row seat exit (manual and power fold and tumble seat)
172
Folding the Third-Row Manual Seat
174
Unfolding the third row manual seat
175
PowerFold™ Third-Row Seats (If Equipped)
176
Universal Garage Door Opener (If Equipped)
178
HOMELINK® WIRELESS CONTROL SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
178
179
Programming
179
Erasing the Function Button Codes
180
Reprogramming a single button
180
Programming HomeLink to a Genie Intellicode 2 garage door opener
181
Programing the transmitters
181
Programming HomeLink to the Genie Intellicode garage door opener motor
182
Clearing a HomeLink device
182
FCC and RSS-210 Industry Canada Compliance
182
Auxiliary Power Points
183
AUXILIARY POWER POINTS
183
Locations
183
110 Volt AC Power Point (If Equipped)
184
Storage Compartments
186
CENTER CONSOLE
186
Rear Center Console (If Equipped)
186
OVERHEAD CONSOLE
187
Starting and Stopping the Engine
188
GENERAL INFORMATION
188
IGNITION SWITCH (IF EQUIPPED)
189
KEYLESS STARTING (IF EQUIPPED)
189
Ignition Modes
190
STARTING A GASOLINE ENGINE
190
Vehicles with an Ignition Key
191
Vehicles with Keyless Start
191
Fast Restart (Vehicles with Keyless Start)
192
Failure to Start
192
Stopping the Engine When Your Vehicle is Stationary
192
Stopping the Engine When Your Vehicle is Moving
192
Guarding Against Exhaust Fumes
193
Important Ventilating Information
193
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER (IF EQUIPPED)
193
Using the Engine Block Heater
194
Fuel and Refueling
195
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
195
FUEL QUALITY
196
Choosing the Right Fuel (Gasoline Engines)
196
Choosing the Right Fuel With a Flex Fuel Vehicle (If Equipped)
197
Octane recommendations
197
RUNNING OUT OF FUEL
198
Refilling with a Portable Fuel Container
198
REFUELING
199
Easy Fuel® No Cap Fuel System
200
FUEL CONSUMPTION
202
Filling the Tank
202
Calculating Fuel Economy
202
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
203
On-board Diagnostics (OBD-II)
204
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) Testing
205
Transmission
206
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
206
SelectShift Automatic® Transmission
209
Brake-shift interlock
210
Automatic Transmission Adaptive Learning
211
If Your Vehicle Gets Stuck in Mud or Snow
212
Four-Wheel Drive (If Equipped)
213
USING YOUR FOUR WHEEL DRIVE (4WD) SYSTEM
213
How Utility Vehicles Differ from Other Vehicles
214
Driving In Special Conditions With Four-Wheel Drive (4WD)
214
Basic Operating Principles in Special Conditions
214
If your vehicle goes off the edge of the pavement
215
If your vehicle gets stuck
215
Emergency maneuvers
216
Sand
216
Mud and water
217
Driving on hilly or sloping terrain
217
Driving on snow and ice
218
Maintenance and modifications
219
Brakes
220
GENERAL INFORMATION
220
Brake Over Accelerator
220
Brake Assist
220
Anti-Lock Brake System
221
HINTS ON DRIVING WITH ANTI-LOCK BRAKES
221
PARKING BRAKE
221
HILL START ASSIST
222
Using Hill Start Assist
222
Traction Control
223
PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION
223
USING TRACTION CONTROL
223
System Indicator Lights and Messages
223
Stability Control
224
PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION
224
USING ADVANCETRAC® WITH RSC®
225
Terrain Response
226
TERRAIN MANAGEMENT (IF EQUIPPED)
226
HILL DESCENT CONTROL™ (IF EQUIPPED)
227
Parking Aids
229
SENSING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
229
Using the Rear Sensing System
230
ACTIVE PARK ASSIST (IF EQUIPPED)
231
Using Active Park Assist
232
Automatic Steering into Parking Space
233
Deactivating the Park Assist Feature
234
Troubleshooting the System
234
REAR VIEW CAMERA SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
235
Using the Rear View Camera System
236
Adjusting the Rear View Camera Settings (If Equipped)
237
Guidelines and the Centerline
238
Enhanced Park Aids
239
Manual Zoom
239
Rear Camera Delay
239
Cruise Control
240
PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION
240
USING CRUISE CONTROL
240
Switching Cruise Control On
240
Setting a Speed
240
Changing the Set Speed
241
Canceling the Set Speed
241
Resuming the Set Speed
241
Switching Cruise Control Off
241
USING ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
241
Setting Adaptive Cruise Control
242
Following a Vehicle
243
Setting the Gap Distance
244
Disengaging Adaptive Cruise Control
244
Overriding Adaptive Cruise Control
244
Changing the Set Speed
245
Resuming the Set Speed
245
Low Speed Automatic Cancellation
245
Hilly Condition Usage
245
Switching Off Adaptive Cruise Control
246
Detection Issues
246
Adaptive Cruise Control Not Available
247
Blocked Sensor
247
Switching to Normal Cruise Control
248
Driving Aids
249
DRIVER ALERT (IF EQUIPPED)
249
Switching the System On and Off
249
System Warnings
249
System Display
250
Resetting the System
250
LANE KEEPING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
251
Switching the System On and Off
251
System Settings
251
System Display
253
Troubleshooting
254
BLIND SPOT INFORMATION SYSTEM (BLIS®) WITH CROSS TRAFFIC ALERT (CTA) (IF EQUIPPED)
255
Using the Systems
256
System Lights and Messages
257
System Sensors
258
System Limitations
259
False Alerts
259
System Errors
259
Switching the Systems Off and On
260
COLLISION WARNING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
260
Using the Collision Warning System
261
Blocked Sensors
262
System Limitations
262
STEERING
263
Electric Power Steering
263
Steering Tips
264
Load Carrying
265
CARGO NETS (IF EQUIPPED)
265
ROOF RACKS AND LOAD CARRIERS (IF EQUIPPED)
265
Adjusting the Crossbars (If Equipped)
266
LOAD LIMIT
266
Vehicle Loading – With and Without a Trailer
266
Special Loading Instructions for Owners of Pick-up Trucks and Utility-type Vehicles
273
Towing
274
TOWING A TRAILER
274
Load Placement
274
TRAILER SWAY CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
275
RECOMMENDED TOWING WEIGHTS
275
ESSENTIAL TOWING CHECKS
276
Trailer Towing Connector (Vehicles with a Trailer Towing Package and 7–Pin Connector)
277
Trailer Hitch Cover
277
Hitches
278
Weight-Distributing Hitch
278
Safety Chains
279
Trailer Brakes
279
Trailer Lamps
279
Before Towing a Trailer
279
When Towing a Trailer
280
Launching or Retrieving a Boat or Personal Watercraft (PWC)
280
TRANSPORTING THE VEHICLE
281
TOWING THE VEHICLE ON FOUR WHEELS
282
Emergency Towing
282
Recreational Towing
282
Vehicles Equipped with a 2.0L Engine
282
Vehicles Equipped with a 3.5L or 3.7L Engine
283
Driving Hints
284
BREAKING-IN
284
ECONOMICAL DRIVING
284
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
285
FLOOR MATS
285
Roadside Emergencies
287
ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
287
Vehicles Sold in the United States: Getting Roadside Assistance
287
Vehicles Sold in the United States: Using Roadside Assistance
288
Vehicles Sold in Canada: Getting Roadside Assistance
288
Vehicles Sold in Canada: Using Roadside Assistance
288
HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS
289
FUEL SHUTOFF
289
JUMP-STARTING THE VEHICLE
290
Preparing Your Vehicle
290
Connecting the Jumper Cables
291
Jump Starting
292
Removing the Jumper Cables
292
Customer Assistance
293
GETTING THE SERVICES YOU NEED
293
Away from Home
293
Additional Assistance
294
IN CALIFORNIA (U.S. ONLY)
295
THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU (BBB) AUTO LINE PROGRAM (U.S. ONLY)
296
UTILIZING THE MEDIATION or ARBITRATION PROGRAM (CANADA ONLY)
297
GETTING ASSISTANCE OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND CANADA
297
ORDERING ADDITIONAL OWNER’S LITERATURE
299
Obtaining a French Owner’s Manual
300
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (U.S. ONLY)
300
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (CANADA ONLY)
300
Fuses
301
CHANGING A FUSE
301
Fuses
301
FUSE SPECIFICATION CHART
301
Power Distribution Box
301
Passenger Compartment Fuse Panel
307
Maintenance
311
GENERAL INFORMATION
311
Precautions
311
Working with the Engine Off
311
Working with the Engine On
311
OPENING AND CLOSING THE HOOD
312
UNDER HOOD OVERVIEW
313
2.0L EcoBoost® Engine
313
3.5L V6 Engine
314
3.5L V6 EcoBoost® Engine
315
ENGINE OIL DIPSTICK
316
ENGINE OIL CHECK
317
Adding Engine Oil
317
ENGINE COOLANT CHECK
317
Checking the Engine Coolant
317
Adding Engine Coolant
318
Recycled Engine Coolant
319
Severe Climates
319
Engine Fluid Temperature Management (If Equipped)
320
What You Should Know About Fail-Safe Cooling
321
How Fail-Safe Cooling Works
321
When Fail-Safe Mode is Activated
322
TRANSMISSION FLUID CHECK
323
6F35 TRANSMISSION (if equipped)
323
6F50/6F55 Transmission
323
Moving the Air Filter Assembly (EcoBoost engine)
324
Low fluid level
326
Correct fluid level
326
High fluid level
326
Adjusting Automatic Transmission Fluid Levels
326
BRAKE FLUID CHECK
327
POWER STEERING FLUID CHECK
327
FUEL FILTER
328
WASHER FLUID CHECK
328
CHANGING THE VEHICLE BATTERY
328
Battery relearn
329
Battery management system
330
Electrical accessory installation
330
CHECKING THE WIPER BLADES
331
CHANGING THE WIPER BLADES
331
Changing the rear window wiper blade
332
AIR FILTER CHECK
332
Changing the Air Filter Element
333
ADJUSTING THE HEADLAMPS
334
Vertical Aim Adjustment
334
CHANGING A BULB
336
Lamp Assembly Condensation
336
Replacing headlamp bulbs
336
Replacing HID headlamp bulbs (if equipped)
337
Front parking lamp/turn signal and sidemarker bulbs
338
Replacing front parking lamp/turn signal bulbs
338
Replacing sidemarker bulbs
338
Replacing front fog lamp bulbs
339
Replacing turn/backup lamp bulbs
339
Replacing tail/brake lamp bulbs
339
Replacing the License Plate Lamp Bulb
340
Replacing high-mount brake lamp bulb
340
BULB SPECIFICATION CHART
340
Vehicle Care
342
GENERAL INFORMATION
342
CLEANING PRODUCTS
342
CLEANING THE EXTERIOR
342
Stripes or Graphics (if equipped)
343
Exterior Chrome
343
Underbody
343
Cleaning Plastic Exterior Parts
343
WAXING
344
REPAIRING MINOR PAINT DAMAGE
344
CLEANING THE ENGINE
344
CLEANING THE WINDOWS AND WIPER BLADES
345
CLEANING THE INTERIOR
346
CLEANING THE INSTRUMENT PANEL AND INSTRUMENT CLUSTER LENS
346
CLEANING LEATHER SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
347
CLEANING THE ALLOY WHEELS
348
VEHICLE STORAGE
349
Removing Vehicle from Storage
351
Wheels and Tires
352
GENERAL INFORMATION
352
Notice to Utility Vehicle, Van and Truck Owners
352
Four-Wheel Drive System (If Equipped)
352
How Your Vehicle Differs from Other Vehicles
353
TIRE CARE
354
Important Tire Information for 265/45ZR20 Sport Tires and Wheels
354
Information About Uniform Tire Quality Grading
355
Treadwear
356
Traction AA A B C
356
Temperature A B C
356
Glossary of Tire Terminology
357
INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE TIRE SIDEWALL
358
Information on P Type Tires
358
Additional Information Contained on the Tire Sidewall for LT Type Tires
361
Information on T Type Tires
362
Location of the Tire Label
362
INFLATING YOUR TIRES
363
Inspecting Your Tires and Wheel Valve Stems
365
Tire Wear
365
Damage
366
U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number
366
Tire Replacement Requirements
367
Safety Practices
369
Highway Hazards
369
Tire and Wheel Alignment
369
Tire Rotation
370
SUMMER TIRES (IF EQUIPPED)
370
USING SNOW CHAINS
371
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM
372
Changing Tires with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System
373
Understanding Your Tire Pressure Monitoring System
373
When Your Temporary Spare Tire Is Installed
373
When You Believe Your System Is Not Operating Properly
374
When Inflating Your Tires
375
How Temperature Affects Your Tire Pressure
375
CHANGING A ROAD WHEEL
376
Dissimilar Spare Tire and Wheel Assembly Information
376
Tire Change Procedure
378
Vehicle Jacking
380
Stowing the mini-spare and jack
382
Stowing the flat tire
382
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
383
Wheel Lug Nut Torque Specifications
383
Capacities and Specifications
385
ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS
385
Engine Drivebelt Routing
386
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
387
MOTORCRAFT® PART NUMBERS
392
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
393
VEHICLE CERTIFICATION LABEL
394
TRANSMISSION CODE DESIGNATION
394
Accessories
395
ACCESSORIES
395
Exterior style
395
Interior style
395
Lifestyle
395
Peace of mind
396
Extended Service Plan
397
Extended Service Plan
397
SERVICE PLANS (U.S. Only)
397
SERVICE PLANS (CANADA ONLY)
399
Audio System
400
GENERAL INFORMATION
400
Radio Frequencies and Reception Factors
400
CD and CD Player Information
400
MP3 Track and Folder Structure
401
MyFord® SYSTEM
402
Menu Structure
404
AM/FM/CD PREMIUM AUDIO SYSTEM
407
AM/FM/CD SONY® AUDIO SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
408
HD RADIO™ INFORMATION (IF AVAILABLE)
409
HD Radio Reception and Station Troubleshooting
411
SATELLITE RADIO INFORMATION (IF EQUIPPED)
413
Satellite Radio Channels
413
Satellite Radio Reception Factors
413
Sirius Satellite Radio Service
413
Satellite Radio Electronic Serial Number (ESN)
414
Troubleshooting
414
AUXILIARY INPUT JACK
415
USB PORT (IF EQUIPPED)
417
MEDIA HUB
417
SYNC®
418
GENERAL INFORMATION
419
Support
419
SYNC Owner Account
419
Driving Restrictions
419
Safety Information
419
Privacy Information
420
USING VOICE RECOGNITION
421
Initiating a Voice Session
421
System Interaction and Feedback
421
Adjusting the Interaction Level
422
Helpful Hints
422
USING SYNC WITH YOUR PHONE
423
Pairing a Phone for the First Time
423
Pairing Subsequent Phones
424
Phone Voice Commands
424
Making Calls
426
Receiving Calls
426
Phone Options during an Active Call
426
Accessing Features through the Phone Menu
428
Text Messaging
430
Receiving a Text Message
430
Sending, Downloading and Deleting Your Text Messages
430
Accessing Your Phone Settings
432
System Settings
434
Bluetooth Devices Menu Options
434
Advanced Menu Options
435
SYNC APPLICATIONS AND SERVICES (IF EQUIPPED)
437
911 Assist®
437
Setting 911 Assist On
438
In the Event of a Crash
439
911 Assist May Not Work If
439
911 Assist Privacy Notice
439
Vehicle Health Report
440
Vehicle Health Report Privacy Notice
441
SYNC Services: Traffic, Directions & Information (TDI) (If Equipped, United States Only)
442
Connecting to SYNC Services Using Voice Commands
443
Connecting to SYNC Services Using the Phone Menu
443
Receiving Turn-by-Turn Directions
443
Disconnecting from SYNC Services
444
SYNC AppLink™
445
To Access Using the Phone Menu
445
To Access Using the Media Menu
445
To Access Using Voice Commands
446
USING SYNC WITH YOUR MEDIA PLAYER
446
Connecting Your Digital Media Player via the USB Port
446
What’s Playing?
447
Media Voice Commands
447
Media Menu Features
449
Accessing Your Play Menu
452
System Settings
454
Bluetooth Devices Menu Options
454
Advanced Menu Options
455
TROUBLESHOOTING
457
MyFord Touch® (If Equipped)
467
GENERAL INFORMATION
467
Using the Touch-sensitive Controls on Your System
470
Using Your Steering Wheel Controls
470
Cleaning the Touchscreen Display
471
Support
471
Safety Information
471
Speed-restricted Features
472
Privacy Information
473
ACCESSING AND ADJUSTING MODES THROUGH YOUR RIGHT VEHICLE INFORMATION DISPLAY (IF EQUIPPED)
474
Audio Sources and Memory Presets
475
USING VOICE RECOGNITION
475
How to Use Voice Commands with Your System
476
What Can I Say?
476
Helpful Hints
476
Accessing a List of Available Commands
477
Voice Settings
477
Using Voice Commands with the Touchscreen Options
478
ENTERTAINMENT
479
Browsing Device Content
480
AM and FM
481
Memory Presets
481
HD Radio
481
Scan
482
Options
482
Direct Tune
482
HD Radio™ Information (If Available)
482
HD Radio Reception and Station Troubleshooting
484
Radio Voice Commands
486
Sirius Satellite Radio (If Activated)
487
Presets
487
ALERT
487
Replay
487
Scan
487
Options
487
Direct Tune
488
Browse
488
Satellite Radio Voice Commands
489
Sirius Satellite Radio Information
490
CD
492
Repeat
492
Shuffle
492
Scan
492
More Info
492
Options
493
Browse
493
CD Voice Commands
493
SD Card Slot and USB Port
494
SD Card Slot
494
USB Port
494
Playing Music from Your Device
495
SD Card and USB Voice Commands
496
Supported Media Players, Formats and Metadata Information
497
Bluetooth Audio
498
Bluetooth Audio Voice Commands
498
Line In (Auxiliary Input Jack)
498
Troubleshooting
499
PHONE
500
Pairing Your Phone for the First Time
501
Pairing Subsequent Phones
501
Making Calls
502
Receiving Calls
502
Phone Menu Options
502
Phone
502
Quick Dial
502
Phonebook
503
History
503
Messaging
503
Settings
503
Text Messaging
503
Composing a Text Message
504
Receiving a Text Message
504
Phone Settings
505
Bluetooth Devices
505
Bluetooth
505
Do Not Disturb
505
911 Assist
505
Phone Ringer
505
Text Message Notification
505
Internet Data Connection
505
Manage Phonebook
505
Roaming Warning
506
Phone Voice Commands
506
INFORMATION
507
SYNC Services (If Equipped, United States Only)
507
Connecting to SYNC Services Using Voice Commands
508
Connecting to SYNC Services Using the Touchscreen
509
Receiving Turn-by-Turn Directions
509
Disconnecting from SYNC Services
510
SYNC Services Voice Commands
510
Sirius Travel Link (If Equipped and If Activated)
511
Traffic On Route and Traffic Nearby
512
Fuel Prices
512
Movie Listings
512
Weather
512
Sports Info
512
Ski Conditions
512
Sirius Travel Link Voice Commands
512
Alerts
514
Calendar
514
911 Assist® (If Equipped)
514
Setting 911 Assist On
515
To Make Sure that 911 Assist Works Properly
515
In the Event of a Crash
516
911 Assist May Not Work If
516
911 Assist Privacy Notice
516
Vehicle Health Report (If Equipped, United States Only)
517
Making a Report
518
Vehicle Health Report Privacy Notice
518
SETTINGS
519
Clock
519
Display
520
Uploading Photos for Your Home Screen Wallpaper
520
Sound
521
Vehicle
521
Ambient Lighting (If Equipped)
521
Vehicle Health Report
521
Door Keypad Code
522
Camera Settings
522
Enable Valet Mode
522
Settings
522
System
522
Voice Control
523
Media Player
524
Navigation
525
Phone Settings
527
Wireless & Internet
528
Help
530
CLIMATE
531
Climate Control Voice Commands
533
NAVIGATION SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
534
Setting a Destination
535
Point of Interest (POI) Categories
536
cityseekr (If Available)
537
Setting Your Navigation Preferences
538
Map Preferences
538
Route Preferences
539
Navigation Preferences
539
Traffic Preferences
539
Avoid Areas
540
Map Mode
540
Auto Zoom
541
Map Icons
541
Quick-touch Buttons
542
Set as Dest
542
Set as Waypoint
543
Save to Favorites
543
POI Icons
543
Cancel Route
543
View/Edit Route
543
Navigation Map Updates
543
Navigation Voice Commands
544
One-shot Destination Street Address
545
TROUBLESHOOTING
546
Appendices
553
GENERAL INFORMATION
553
SYNC® End User License Agreement (EULA)
553
Adobe
558
General Operation
558
End user notice
559
Microsoft® Windows® Mobile for Automotive Important Safety Information
559
TeleNav Software End User License Agreement
560
End User License Agreement For Distribution By HERE For North America/APAC
565
Gracenote® Copyright
568
Gracenote® End User License Agreement (EULA)
569
Scheduled Maintenance
572
GENERAL MAINTENANCE INFORMATION
572
Why Maintain Your Vehicle?
572
Why Maintain Your Vehicle at Your Dealership?
572
Factory-Trained Technicians
572
Genuine Ford and Motorcraft® Replacement Parts
572
Convenience
572
Protecting Your Investment
573
Additives and Chemicals
573
Oils, Fluids and Flushing
574
Owner Checks and Services
574
Multi-point Inspection
575
NORMAL SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE AND LOG
577
Intelligent Oil-Life Monitor®
577
Maintenance Schedule Log
580
SPECIAL OPERATING CONDITIONS
583
Special Operating Condition Log
585
EXCEPTIONS
587
Axle Maintenance
587
California Fuel Filter Replacement
587
Hot Climate Oil Change Intervals
587
Engine Air Filter and Cabin Air Filter Replacement
587
ENGINE COOLANT CHANGE RECORD
587
Engine Coolant Change Log
588
Index
589

FAQ about the 2015 Ford Explorer Manual

What contains the 2015 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 2015 owner's manual:

  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Maintenance for your Ford Explorer, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues

Where to download the 2015 Ford Explorer Owners Manual?

The Ford Explorer owner manual for the 2015 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the Ford Explorer year 2015 free?

Yes, the owner manual for the model year 2015 is free, but the repair manuals are usually not easy to get and may cost more.

The Ford Explorer (2015) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2015 is available in English.

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