2015 Ford Taurus Owner's Manual

2015 Ford Taurus owners manual
Year:
2015
Make:
Ford
Model:
Taurus
Rating:
(10)

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Size:
5.05 MB

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
2
Introduction
10
ABOUT THIS MANUAL
10
Protecting the Environment
10
SYMBOL GLOSSARY
11
DATA RECORDING
13
Service Data Recording
13
Event Data Recording
13
CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65
15
PERCHLORATE MATERIAL
15
FORD CREDIT (U.S. ONLY)
15
REPLACEMENT PARTS RECOMMENDATION
15
Scheduled Maintenance and Mechanical Repairs
15
Collision Repairs
16
Warranty on Replacement Parts
16
SPECIAL NOTICES
16
New Vehicle Limited Warranty
16
Special Instructions
16
MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT
17
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)
29
Child seat positioning for LATCH lower anchors
30
Combining Safety Belt and LATCH Lower Anchors for Attaching Child Safety Seats
30
Using Tether Straps
31
CHILD SAFETY LOCKS
33
Safety Belts
34
PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION
34
FASTENING THE SAFETY BELTS
36
Using Safety Belts During Pregnancy
36
Safety Belt Locking Modes
37
Vehicle Sensitive Mode
37
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
38
SAFETY BELT HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
39
SAFETY BELT WARNING LIGHT AND INDICATOR CHIME
39
Conditions of Operation
39
SAFETY BELT-MINDER™
40
Deactivating and Activating the Belt-Minder Feature
41
CHILD RESTRAINT AND SAFETY BELT MAINTENANCE
42
Personal Safety System
43
PERSONAL SAFETY SYSTEM™
43
How Does the Personal Safety System Work?
43
Supplementary Restraints System
44
PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION
44
SOS POST-CRASH ALERT SYSTEM™
45
DRIVER AND PASSENGER AIRBAGS
46
Proper Driver and Front Passenger Seating Adjustment
47
Children and Airbags
47
FRONT PASSENGER SENSING SYSTEM
48
SIDE AIRBAGS
52
SAFETY CANOPY™ CURTAIN AIRBAGS
53
CRASH SENSORS AND AIRBAG INDICATOR
55
AIRBAG DISPOSAL
56
Keys and Remote Control
57
GENERAL INFORMATION ON RADIO FREQUENCIES
57
Intelligent Access (If Equipped)
57
REMOTE CONTROL
58
Integrated Keyhead Transmitters (IKTs) (If Equipped)
58
Intelligent Access Key (If Equipped)
58
Replacing the Battery
59
Integrated Keyhead Transmitter
59
Intelligent Access Transmitter
60
Memory Feature (If Equipped)
60
Programming Memory to the Remote Control
61
Deactivating Memory from the Remote Control
61
Car Finder
61
Sounding a Panic Alarm
62
Remote Start (If Equipped)
62
Remote Starting the Vehicle
63
Extending the Vehicle Run Time
64
Turning the Vehicle Off After Remote Starting
64
REPLACING A LOST KEY OR REMOTE CONTROL
64
MyKey
65
PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION
65
Non-configurable Settings
65
Configurable Settings
65
CREATING A MYKEY
66
Programming/Changing Configurable Settings
66
CLEARING ALL MYKEYS
67
CHECKING MYKEY SYSTEM STATUS
67
USING MYKEY WITH REMOTE START SYSTEMS
68
MYKEY TROUBLESHOOTING
68
Locks
69
LOCKING AND UNLOCKING
69
Power Door Locks
69
Remote Control
69
Unlocking the Doors (Two-Stage Unlock)
69
Locking the Doors
70
Opening the Trunk
70
Activating Intelligent Access (If Equipped)
70
At the Front Doors
70
At the Trunk
71
Smart Unlocks for Integrated Keyhead Transmitter
71
Smart Unlocks for Intelligent Access Keys (If Equipped)
71
Autolock Feature (If Enabled)
72
Autounlock Feature (If Enabled)
72
Enabling or Disabling
72
Illuminated Entry
72
Illuminated Exit
73
Battery Saver
73
Accessory Mode Battery Saver for Intelligent Access Keys (If Equipped)
73
SECURICODE™ KEYLESS ENTRY KEYPAD (IF EQUIPPED)
73
Programming a Personal Entry Code
74
Erasing a Personal Code
75
Anti-Scan Feature
75
Unlocking and Locking the Doors
75
Displaying the Factory-Set Code
76
With Integrated Keyhead Transmitters
76
TRUNK RELEASE
76
From Inside Your Vehicle
76
Vehicles with Intelligent Access
76
INTERIOR LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT RELEASE
77
Security
78
SECURILOCK® PASSIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM
78
Automatic Arming
78
Automatic Disarming
78
Replacement Keys
78
Programming a Spare Integrated Keyhead Transmitter
79
Programming a Spare Intelligent Access Key (If Equipped)
80
ANTI-THEFT ALARM (IF EQUIPPED)
81
Arming the Alarm
81
Disarming the Alarm
81
Steering Wheel
82
ADJUSTING THE STEERING WHEEL
82
Power Tilt and Telescope Steering Column (If Equipped)
83
Easy Entry and Exit Feature
83
Memory Feature
83
AUDIO CONTROL
84
VOICE CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
84
CRUISE CONTROL
85
INFORMATION DISPLAY CONTROL
85
Cluster Display Control Features
86
HEATED STEERING WHEEL (IF EQUIPPED)
86
Pedals
87
ADJUSTABLE PEDALS (IF EQUIPPED)
87
Wipers and Washers
88
WINDSHIELD WIPERS
88
RAIN-SENSING WIPERS (IF EQUIPPED)
88
WINDSHIELD WASHERS
89
Lighting
90
LIGHTING CONTROL
90
High Beams
90
Headlamp Flasher
90
AUTOLAMPS
91
INSTRUMENT LIGHTING DIMMER
92
HEADLAMP EXIT DELAY
92
DAYTIME RUNNING LAMPS (IF EQUIPPED)
93
AUTOMATIC HIGH BEAM CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
93
DIRECTION INDICATORS
95
INTERIOR LAMPS
96
Front row map lamps
96
Windows and Mirrors
97
POWER WINDOWS
97
Rear Window Buffeting
97
One-Touch Up or Down
97
Global Opening (If Equipped)
97
Bounce-Back (One-Touch Up or Down Windows Only)
98
Overriding the Bounce-Back Feature
98
Window Lock
98
Accessory Delay
98
EXTERIOR MIRRORS
99
Power Exterior Mirrors
99
Foldaway Exterior Mirrors
99
Heated Exterior Mirror (If Equipped)
99
Memory Mirrors (If Equipped)
99
Auto-Dimming Feature (If Equipped)
99
Integrated Blind Spot Mirrors (If Equipped)
100
Blind Spot Information System (BLIS®) with Cross Traffic Alert (CTA) (If Equipped)
100
INTERIOR MIRROR
101
Auto-Dimming Mirror (If Equipped)
101
SUN VISORS
101
Slide-On-Rod
101
Illuminated Visor Vanity Mirror
102
SUNSHADE (IF EQUIPPED)
102
MOONROOF (IF EQUIPPED)
103
Opening and Closing the Moonroof
103
Bounce-Back
103
Venting the Moonroof
103
Instrument Cluster
104
GAUGES
104
Type 1
104
Fuel Gauge
105
Type 2
106
WARNING LAMPS AND INDICATORS
106
Adaptive cruise control (if equipped) (RTT)
107
Airbag readiness
107
Anti-lock brake system
107
Brake system warning light
107
Charging system (RTT)
108
Door ajar (RTT)
108
Engine oil pressure (RTT)
108
Engine coolant temperature (RTT)
108
Grade assist (if equipped) (RTT)
108
Heads up display (if equipped)
108
High beams
109
Low fuel (RTT)
109
Low tire pressure warning
109
Low washer fluid (RTT)
109
Powertrain malfunction/reduced power (RTT)
109
Safety belt
109
Service engine soon
110
Speed control (if equipped) (RTT)
110
Stability Control System
111
Stability Control System Off
111
Turn signal
111
AUDIBLE WARNINGS AND INDICATORS
111
Key In Ignition Warning Chime
111
Keyless Warning Alert (If Equipped)
111
Headlamps On Warning Chime
111
Parking Brake On Warning Chime
111
Information Displays
112
GENERAL INFORMATION
112
Information Display Controls (Type 1)
112
Menu
112
TRIP AND FUEL ECONOMY COMPUTER
116
Resetting the Trip Computer
116
Odometer
116
Trip Odometer
116
Trip Timer
116
Fuel Used
116
Distance to E
116
Average Fuel
116
Information Messages
116
Information Display Controls (Type 2)
117
Main menu
117
Display Mode
118
Trip 1 & 2
119
Fuel Economy
120
Driver Assist
120
INFORMATION MESSAGES
123
Climate Control
132
MANUAL CLIMATE CONTROL
132
AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL
133
AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL (WITH SONY® AUDIO SYSTEM)
135
AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL (WITH MyTemp)
136
GENERAL OPERATING TIPS
138
General Hints
138
138
Manual Climate Control
138
Automatic Climate Control
138
Heating the Interior Quickly
139
Recommended Settings for Heating
139
Cooling the Interior Quickly
139
Recommended Settings for Cooling
140
Side Window Defogging in Cold Weather
140
HEATED WINDOWS AND MIRRORS (IF EQUIPPED)
141
Heated Rear Window
141
Heated Exterior Mirrors (If Equipped)
141
CABIN AIR FILTER
141
REMOTE START (IF EQUIPPED)
142
Manual Climate Systems
142
Automatic Settings
142
Seats
143
SITTING IN THE CORRECT POSITION
143
HEAD RESTRAINTS
144
Tilting Head Restraints (If Equipped)
146
MANUAL SEATS
146
147
POWER SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
148
Multi-Contour Active Motion™ Seat (If Equipped)
149
MEMORY FUNCTION (if equipped)
150
Programming a Memory Position
150
Recalling a Memory Position
150
Recalling a memory position with the remote control
151
Easy Entry and Exit Feature (If Equipped)
151
HEATED SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
151
CLIMATE CONTROLLED SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
152
Heated Seats
152
Cooled Seats
153
Climate Controlled Seat Air Filter Replacement
153
REAR SEATS
154
Split-folding Rear Seat
154
Rear Heated Seats (If Equipped)
155
REAR SEAT ARMREST (IF EQUIPPED)
156
Universal Garage Door Opener (If Equipped)
157
HOMELINK® WIRELESS CONTROL SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
157
Programming
157
Erasing the Function Button Codes
159
Reprogramming a single button
159
Programming HomeLink to a Genie Intellicode 2 garage door opener
159
Programing the transmitters
160
Programming HomeLink to the Genie Intellicode garage door opener motor
161
Clearing a HomeLink device
161
FCC and RSS-210 Industry Canada Compliance
161
Auxiliary Power Points
162
AUXILIARY POWER POINTS
162
Locations
162
Storage Compartments
163
CENTER CONSOLE
163
OVERHEAD CONSOLE
164
Starting and Stopping the Engine
165
GENERAL INFORMATION
165
IGNITION SWITCH (IF EQUIPPED)
166
KEYLESS STARTING (IF EQUIPPED)
166
Ignition Modes
167
STARTING A GASOLINE ENGINE
167
Vehicles with an Ignition Key
168
Vehicles with Keyless Start
168
Fast Restart (Vehicles with Keyless Start)
169
Failure to Start
169
Automatic Engine Shutdown
169
Stopping the Engine When Your Vehicle is Stationary
170
Stopping the Engine When Your Vehicle is Moving
170
Guarding Against Exhaust Fumes
171
Important Ventilating Information
171
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER (IF EQUIPPED)
171
Using the Engine Block Heater
172
Fuel and Refueling
173
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
173
FUEL QUALITY
175
Choosing the Right Fuel (Gasoline Engines)
175
Choosing the Right Fuel With a Flex Fuel Vehicle (If Equipped)
175
Octane recommendations
176
RUNNING OUT OF FUEL
176
Refilling with a Portable Fuel Container
177
REFUELING
178
Easy Fuel® No Cap Fuel System
179
FUEL CONSUMPTION
181
Filling the Tank
181
Calculating Fuel Economy
181
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
182
On-board Diagnostics (OBD-II)
183
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) Testing
184
Transmission
185
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
185
SelectShift Automatic® Transmission (If Equipped)
186
Brake-Shift Interlock
187
Automatic Transmission Adaptive Learning
189
If Your Vehicle Gets Stuck in Mud or Snow
189
All-Wheel Drive (If Equipped)
190
Using your All Wheel Drive (AWD) system
190
Driving In Special Conditions With All-Wheel Drive (AWD)
191
Basic operating principles in special conditions
191
If Your Vehicle Goes Off the Edge of the Pavement
191
If Your Vehicle Gets Stuck
192
Emergency Maneuvers
192
Sand
193
Mud and Water
193
Driving on Hilly or Sloping Terrain
194
Driving on Snow and Ice
195
Maintenance and Modifications
196
Brakes
197
GENERAL INFORMATION
197
Brake Over Accelerator
197
Brake Assist
197
Anti-Lock Brake System
198
HINTS ON DRIVING WITH ANTI-LOCK BRAKES
198
PARKING BRAKE
198
Traction Control
199
PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION
199
USING TRACTION CONTROL
199
System indicator lights and messages
199
Stability Control
200
PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION
200
USING ADVANCETRAC®
202
Parking Aids
203
SENSING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
203
Using the Rear Sensing System
204
ACTIVE PARK ASSIST (IF EQUIPPED)
205
Using Active Park Assist
206
Automatic Steering into Parking Space
207
Deactivating the Park Assist Feature
208
Troubleshooting the System
209
REAR VIEW CAMERA SYSTEM
210
Using the Rear View Camera System
211
Guidelines and the Centerline
212
Enhanced Park Aids
213
Manual Zoom
213
Rear Camera Delay
213
Cruise Control
214
PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION
214
USING CRUISE CONTROL
214
Switching Cruise Control On
214
Setting a Speed
214
Changing the Set Speed
215
Canceling the Set Speed
215
Resuming the Set Speed
215
Switching Cruise Control Off
215
USING ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
215
Setting Adaptive Cruise Control
216
Following a Vehicle
217
Setting the Gap Distance
218
Disengaging Adaptive Cruise Control
218
Overriding Adaptive Cruise Control
218
Changing the Set Speed
219
Resuming the Set Speed
219
Low Speed Automatic Cancellation
219
Hilly Condition Usage
219
Switching Off Adaptive Cruise Control
220
Detection Issues
220
Adaptive Cruise Control Not Available
221
Blocked Sensor
221
Switching to Normal Cruise Control
222
Driving Aids
223
DRIVER ALERT (IF EQUIPPED)
223
Switching the System On and Off
223
System Warnings
223
System Display
224
Resetting the System
224
LANE KEEPING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
225
Switching the System On and Off
225
System Settings
225
System Display
227
Troubleshooting
228
BLIND SPOT INFORMATION SYSTEM (BLIS®) WITH CROSS TRAFFIC ALERT (CTA) (IF EQUIPPED)
229
Using the Systems
230
System Lights and Messages
231
System Sensors
232
System Limitations
233
False Alerts
233
System Errors
234
Switching the Systems Off and On
234
COLLISION WARNING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
234
Using the Collision Warning System
235
Blocked Sensors
236
System Limitations
237
STEERING
237
Electric Power Steering
237
Steering Tips
238
Load Carrying
239
CARGO NET (IF EQUIPPED)
239
LOAD LIMIT
239
Vehicle Loading – With and Without a Trailer
239
Towing
247
TOWING A TRAILER
247
Load Placement
247
RECOMMENDED TOWING WEIGHTS
248
ESSENTIAL TOWING CHECKS
248
Hitches
249
Safety Chains
249
Trailer Brakes
249
Trailer Lamps
249
Before Towing a Trailer
249
When Towing a Trailer
250
Launching or Retrieving a Boat or Personal Watercraft (PWC)
250
TRANSPORTING THE VEHICLE
251
TOWING THE VEHICLE ON FOUR WHEELS
252
Emergency Towing
252
Recreational Towing
252
Vehicles Equipped with a 2.0L Engine
252
Vehicles Equipped with a 3.5L Engine
253
Driving Hints
254
BREAKING-IN
254
ECONOMICAL DRIVING
254
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
255
FLOOR MATS
256
Roadside Emergencies
258
ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
258
Vehicles Sold in the United States: Getting Roadside Assistance
258
Vehicles Sold in the United States: Using Roadside Assistance
259
Vehicles Sold in Canada: Getting Roadside Assistance
259
Vehicles Sold in Canada: Using Roadside Assistance
259
HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS
260
FUEL SHUTOFF
260
JUMP-STARTING THE VEHICLE
261
Preparing Your Vehicle
261
Connecting the Jumper Cables
262
Jump Starting
263
Removing the Jumper Cables
263
Customer Assistance
264
GETTING THE SERVICES YOU NEED
264
Away from Home
264
Additional Assistance
265
IN CALIFORNIA (U.S. ONLY)
266
THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU (BBB) AUTO LINE PROGRAM (U.S. ONLY)
267
UTILIZING THE MEDIATION or ARBITRATION PROGRAM (CANADA ONLY)
268
GETTING ASSISTANCE OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND CANADA
268
ORDERING ADDITIONAL OWNER’S LITERATURE
270
Obtaining a French Owner’s Manual
271
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (U.S. ONLY)
271
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (CANADA ONLY)
271
Fuses
272
CHANGING A FUSE
272
Fuses
272
FUSE SPECIFICATION CHART
272
Power Distribution Box
272
Passenger Compartment Fuse Panel
278
Maintenance
281
GENERAL INFORMATION
281
Precautions
281
Working with the Engine Off
281
Working with the Engine On
281
OPENING AND CLOSING THE HOOD
282
UNDER HOOD OVERVIEW
283
3.5L V6 engine
283
3.5L V6 SHO engine
284
2.0L EcoBoost® Engine
286
ENGINE OIL DIPSTICK
287
ENGINE OIL CHECK
287
Adding Engine Oil
288
ENGINE COOLANT CHECK
288
Checking the Engine Coolant
288
Adding Engine Coolant
289
Recycled Engine Coolant
290
Severe Climates
290
Engine fluid temperature management (EcoBoost engine only)
291
What You Should Know About Fail-Safe Cooling
292
How Fail-Safe Cooling Works
292
When Fail-Safe Mode is Activated
293
TRANSMISSION FLUID CHECK
294
6F35 TRANSMISSION (if equipped)
294
6F50/6F55 Transmission
294
Moving the Air Filter Assembly (EcoBoost engine)
295
Low fluid level
297
Correct fluid level
297
High fluid level
297
Adjusting Automatic Transmission Fluid Levels
297
BRAKE FLUID CHECK
298
POWER STEERING FLUID CHECK
298
FUEL FILTER
299
WASHER FLUID CHECK
299
CHANGING THE VEHICLE BATTERY
299
Battery relearn
300
Battery management system
301
Electrical accessory installation
302
CHECKING THE WIPER BLADES
302
CHANGING THE WIPER BLADES
303
AIR FILTER CHECK
303
Changing the Air Filter Element
304
ADJUSTING THE HEADLAMPS
305
Vertical Aim Adjustment
305
CHANGING A BULB
306
Lamp Assembly Condensation
306
Replacing headlamp bulbs
307
Replacing HID headlamp bulbs (if equipped)
308
Replacing stop/tail/turn and sidemarker lamp bulbs
308
Replacing backup lamp bulbs
308
Replacing high-mount brake lamp bulbs
309
Replacing license plate lamp bulbs
309
Replacing supplemental park lamp bulbs
310
BULB SPECIFICATION CHART
310
Vehicle Care
311
GENERAL INFORMATION
311
CLEANING PRODUCTS
311
CLEANING THE EXTERIOR
311
Stripes or Graphics (if equipped)
312
Exterior Chrome
312
Underbody
312
Cleaning Plastic Exterior Parts
312
WAXING
313
REPAIRING MINOR PAINT DAMAGE
313
CLEANING THE ENGINE
313
CLEANING THE WINDOWS AND WIPER BLADES
314
CLEANING THE INTERIOR
315
CLEANING THE INSTRUMENT PANEL AND INSTRUMENT CLUSTER LENS
315
CLEANING LEATHER SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
316
CLEANING THE ALLOY WHEELS
317
VEHICLE STORAGE
318
Removing Vehicle from Storage
320
Wheels and Tires
321
TIRE CARE
321
Information About Uniform Tire Quality Grading
321
Treadwear
321
Traction AA A B C
322
Temperature A B C
322
Glossary of Tire Terminology
322
INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE TIRE SIDEWALL
323
Information on P Type Tires
324
Additional Information Contained on the Tire Sidewall for LT Type Tires
327
Information on T Type Tires
328
Location of the Tire Label
328
INFLATING YOUR TIRES
329
Inspecting Your Tires and Wheel Valve Stems
331
Tire Wear
331
Damage
332
U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number
332
Tire Replacement Requirements
333
Safety Practices
335
Highway Hazards
335
Tire and Wheel Alignment
335
Tire Rotation
336
USING SUMMER TIRES
336
USING SNOW CHAINS
337
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM
338
Changing Tires with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System
339
Understanding Your Tire Pressure Monitoring System
339
When Your Temporary Spare Tire Is Installed
339
When You Believe Your System Is Not Operating Properly
340
When Inflating Your Tires
341
How Temperature Affects Your Tire Pressure
341
CHANGING A ROAD WHEEL
342
Dissimilar Spare Tire and Wheel Assembly Information
342
Tire Change Procedure
344
Vehicle jacking
346
Stowing the flat tire
348
TEMPORARY MOBILITY KIT (IF EQUIPPED)
349
General Information
349
Tips for Use of the Temporary Mobility Kit
350
What to Do When a Tire Is Punctured
351
First Stage: Reinflating the Tire with Sealing Compound and Air
351
Second Stage: Checking Tire Pressure
353
What to do after the Tire has been Sealed
354
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
359
Wheel Lug Nut Torque Specifications
359
Capacities and Specifications
360
ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS
360
Engine Drivebelt Routing
361
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
362
MOTORCRAFT® PART NUMBERS
367
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
367
VEHICLE CERTIFICATION LABEL
368
TRANSMISSION CODE DESIGNATION
369
Accessories
370
ACCESSORIES
370
Exterior style
370
Interior style
370
Lifestyle
370
Peace of mind
371
Extended Service Plan
372
Extended Service Plan
372
SERVICE PLANS (U.S. Only)
372
SERVICE PLANS (CANADA ONLY)
374
Audio System
375
GENERAL INFORMATION
375
Radio Frequencies and Reception Factors
375
CD and CD Player Information
375
MP3 Track and Folder Structure
376
MyFord® SYSTEM
377
Menu Structure
379
AM/FM/CD PREMIUM AUDIO SYSTEM
382
AM/FM/CD SONY® AUDIO SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
383
HD RADIO™ INFORMATION (IF AVAILABLE)
384
HD Radio Reception and Station Troubleshooting
386
SATELLITE RADIO INFORMATION (IF EQUIPPED)
388
Satellite Radio Channels
388
Satellite Radio Reception Factors
388
Sirius Satellite Radio Service
388
Satellite Radio Electronic Serial Number (ESN)
389
Troubleshooting
389
AUXILIARY INPUT JACK
390
USB PORT (IF EQUIPPED)
392
MEDIA HUB (IF EQUIPPED)
392
SYNC®
393
GENERAL INFORMATION
394
Support
394
SYNC Owner Account
394
Driving Restrictions
394
Safety Information
394
Privacy Information
395
USING VOICE RECOGNITION
396
Initiating a Voice Session
396
System Interaction and Feedback
396
Adjusting the Interaction Level
397
Helpful Hints
397
USING SYNC WITH YOUR PHONE
398
Pairing a Phone for the First Time
398
Pairing Subsequent Phones
399
Phone Voice Commands
399
Making Calls
401
Receiving Calls
401
Phone Options during an Active Call
401
Accessing Features through the Phone Menu
403
Text Messaging
404
Receiving a Text Message
405
Sending, Downloading and Deleting Your Text Messages
405
Accessing Your Phone Settings
407
System Settings
409
Bluetooth Devices Menu Options
409
Advanced Menu Options
411
SYNC APPLICATIONS AND SERVICES (IF EQUIPPED)
412
911 Assist®
412
Setting 911 Assist On
413
In the Event of a Crash
414
911 Assist May Not Work If
415
911 Assist Privacy Notice
415
Vehicle Health Report
415
Vehicle Health Report Privacy Notice
417
SYNC Services: Traffic, Directions & Information (TDI) (If Equipped, United States Only)
417
Connecting to SYNC Services Using Voice Commands
418
Connecting to SYNC Services Using the Phone Menu
418
Receiving Turn-by-Turn Directions
419
Disconnecting from SYNC Services
420
SYNC AppLink™
421
To Access Using the Phone Menu
421
To Access Using the Media Menu
421
To Access Using the Navigation Screen (If Equipped)
421
To Access Using Voice Commands
422
USING SYNC WITH YOUR MEDIA PLAYER
422
Connecting Your Digital Media Player via the USB Port
422
What’s Playing?
423
Media Voice Commands
423
Media Menu Features
425
Accessing Your Play Menu
427
System Settings
429
Bluetooth Devices Menu Options
430
Advanced Menu Options
431
TROUBLESHOOTING
432
MyFord Touch® (If Equipped)
441
GENERAL INFORMATION
441
Using the Touch-sensitive Controls on Your System
444
Using Your Steering Wheel Controls
444
Cleaning the Touchscreen Display
445
Support
445
Safety Information
445
Speed-restricted Features
446
Privacy Information
447
ACCESSING AND ADJUSTING MODES THROUGH YOUR RIGHT VEHICLE INFORMATION DISPLAY (IF EQUIPPED)
448
Audio Sources and Memory Presets
449
USING VOICE RECOGNITION
449
How to Use Voice Commands with Your System
450
What Can I Say?
450
Helpful Hints
450
Accessing a List of Available Commands
451
Voice Settings
451
Using Voice Commands with the Touchscreen Options
452
ENTERTAINMENT
453
Browsing Device Content
454
AM and FM
455
Memory Presets
455
HD Radio
455
Scan
456
Options
456
Direct Tune
456
HD Radio™ Information (If Available)
457
HD Radio Reception and Station Troubleshooting
458
Radio Voice Commands
460
Sirius Satellite Radio (If Activated)
461
Presets
461
ALERT
461
Replay
461
Scan
461
Options
461
Direct Tune
462
Browse
462
Satellite Radio Voice Commands
462
Sirius Satellite Radio Information
464
CD
466
Repeat
466
Shuffle
466
Scan
466
More Info
466
Options
466
Browse
466
CD Voice Commands
467
SD Card Slot and USB Port
467
SD Card Slot
467
USB Port
468
Playing Music from Your Device
468
SD Card and USB Voice Commands
469
Supported Media Players, Formats and Metadata Information
471
Bluetooth Audio
471
Bluetooth Audio Voice Commands
471
A/V Inputs
471
Troubleshooting
473
PHONE
474
Pairing Your Phone for the First Time
475
Pairing Subsequent Phones
475
Making Calls
476
Receiving Calls
476
Phone Menu Options
476
Phone
476
Quick Dial
477
Phonebook
477
History
477
Messaging
477
Settings
477
Text Messaging
477
Composing a Text Message
478
Receiving a Text Message
479
Phone Settings
479
Bluetooth Devices
479
Bluetooth
479
Do Not Disturb
479
911 Assist
479
Phone Ringer
479
Text Message Notification
479
Internet Data Connection
479
Manage Phonebook
480
Roaming Warning
480
Phone Voice Commands
480
INFORMATION
481
SYNC Services (If Equipped, United States Only)
482
Connecting to SYNC Services Using Voice Commands
483
Connecting to SYNC Services Using the Touchscreen
483
Receiving Turn-by-Turn Directions
483
Disconnecting from SYNC Services
484
SYNC Services Voice Commands
485
Sirius Travel Link (If Equipped and If Activated)
485
Traffic On Route and Traffic Nearby
486
Fuel Prices
486
Movie Listings
486
Weather
486
Sports Info
486
Ski Conditions
486
Sirius Travel Link Voice Commands
487
Alerts
488
Calendar
488
911 Assist® (If Equipped)
489
Setting 911 Assist On
490
To Make Sure that 911 Assist Works Properly
490
In the Event of a Crash
490
911 Assist May Not Work If
491
911 Assist Privacy Notice
491
Vehicle Health Report (If Equipped, United States Only)
491
Making a Report
492
Vehicle Health Report Privacy Notice
492
SETTINGS
493
Clock
493
Display
494
Uploading Photos for Your Home Screen Wallpaper
494
Sound
495
Vehicle
495
Ambient Lighting (If Equipped)
495
Vehicle Health Report
496
Door Keypad Code
496
Camera Settings
496
Enable Valet Mode
496
Settings
496
System
497
Voice Control
498
Media Player
499
Navigation
500
Phone Settings
501
Wireless & Internet
502
Help
505
CLIMATE
506
Climate Control Voice Commands
508
NAVIGATION SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
509
Setting a Destination
510
Point of Interest (POI) Categories
511
cityseekr (If Available)
512
Setting Your Navigation Preferences
514
Map Preferences
514
Route Preferences
514
Navigation Preferences
515
Traffic Preferences
515
Avoid Areas
515
Map Mode
515
Auto Zoom
517
Map Icons
517
Quick-touch Buttons
518
Set as Dest
518
Set as Waypoint
518
Save to Favorites
518
POI Icons
518
Cancel Route
518
View/Edit Route
519
Navigation Map Updates
519
Navigation Voice Commands
519
One-shot Destination Street Address
521
TROUBLESHOOTING
522
Appendices
528
GENERAL INFORMATION
528
SYNC® End User License Agreement (EULA)
528
Adobe
533
End user notice
533
Microsoft® Windows® Mobile for Automotive Important Safety Information
533
General operation
534
TeleNav Software End User License Agreement
535
End User License Agreement For Distribution By HERE For North America/APAC
540
Gracenote® Copyright
544
Gracenote® End User License Agreement (EULA)
545
Scheduled Maintenance
547
GENERAL MAINTENANCE INFORMATION
547
Why Maintain Your Vehicle?
547
Why Maintain Your Vehicle at Your Dealership?
547
Factory-Trained Technicians
547
Genuine Ford and Motorcraft® Replacement Parts
547
Convenience
547
Protecting Your Investment
548
Additives and Chemicals
548
Oils, Fluids and Flushing
549
Owner Checks and Services
549
Multi-point Inspection
550
NORMAL SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE AND LOG
552
Intelligent Oil-Life Monitor®
552
Maintenance Schedule Log
555
SPECIAL OPERATING CONDITIONS
558
Special Operating Condition Log
560
EXCEPTIONS
562
Axle Maintenance
562
California Fuel Filter Replacement
562
Hot Climate Oil Change Intervals
562
Engine Air Filter and Cabin Air Filter Replacement
562
ENGINE COOLANT CHANGE RECORD
562
Engine Coolant Change Log
563
Index
564

FAQ about the 2015 Ford Taurus Manual

What contains the 2015 Taurus manual?

The Ford Taurus owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Ford to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Ford Taurus. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Ford Taurus 2015 owner's manual:

  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Ford Taurus owners can do

Where to download the 2015 Ford Taurus Owners Manual?

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

Is the manual for the Ford Taurus 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 Taurus (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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