2016 Ford Explorer Owner's Manual

2016 Ford Explorer owners manual
Year:
2016
Make:
Ford
Model:
Explorer
Rating:
(8)

Online manual

Size:
6.51 MB

Table of Contents

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2
Introduction
10
About This Manual
10
Symbols Glossary
10
Data Recording
12
California Proposition 65
14
Perchlorate
14
Ford Credit
14
Replacement Parts Recommendation
14
Special Notices
15
Mobile Communications Equipment
16
Export Unique Options
16
Environment
17
Protecting the Environment
17
Child Safety
18
General Information
18
Child Seats
19
Installing Child Seats
20
Booster Seats
29
Child Seat Positioning
31
Child Safety Locks
32
Safety Belts
34
Principle of Operation
34
Fastening the Safety Belts
35
Safety Belt Height Adjustment
39
Safety Belt Warning Lamp and Indicator Chime
39
Safety Belt Minder
40
Child Restraint and Safety Belt Maintenance
41
Personal Safety System™
42
Personal Safety System™
42
Supplementary Restraints System
43
Principle of Operation
43
Driver and Passenger Airbags
44
Front Passenger Sensing System
45
Side Airbags
47
Passenger Knee Airbag
48
Safety Canopy™
48
Crash Sensors and Airbag Indicator
49
Airbag Disposal
50
Keys and Remote Controls
51
Principle of Operation
51
General Information on Radio Frequencies
51
Remote Control
52
Replacing a Lost Key or Remote Control
56
MyKey™
57
Principle of Operation
57
Creating a MyKey
58
Clearing All MyKeys
59
Checking MyKey System Status
60
Using MyKey With Remote Start Systems
61
MyKey Troubleshooting
61
Locks
63
Locking and Unlocking
63
Manual Liftgate
66
Power Liftgate
67
Keyless Entry
70
Security
73
Passive Anti-Theft System
73
Anti-Theft Alarm
74
Steering Wheel
75
Adjusting the Steering Wheel
75
Adjusting the Steering Wheel
75
Audio Control
76
Voice Control
77
Cruise Control
77
Information Display Control
78
Heated Steering Wheel
78
Pedals
79
Adjusting the Pedals
79
Wipers and Washers
80
Windshield Wipers
80
Autowipers
80
Windshield Washers
81
Rear Window Wiper and Washers
81
Lighting
83
General Information
83
Lighting Control
83
Autolamps
84
Instrument Lighting Dimmer
85
Headlamp Exit Delay
85
Daytime Running Lamps
85
Automatic High Beam Control
86
Front Fog Lamps
87
Direction Indicators
88
Interior Lamps
88
Windows and Mirrors
90
Power Windows
90
Exterior Mirrors
91
Interior Mirror
93
Sun Visors
94
Moonroof
94
Instrument Cluster
96
Gauges
96
Warning Lamps and Indicators
99
Audible Warnings and Indicators
103
Information Displays
104
General Information
104
Information Messages
118
Climate Control
132
Manual Climate Control
132
Automatic Climate Control
134
Automatic Climate Control
135
Hints on Controlling the Interior Climate
137
Rear Passenger Climate Controls
140
Heated Windows and Mirrors
141
Cabin Air Filter
141
Remote Start
142
Seats
143
Sitting in the Correct Position
143
Head Restraints
143
Manual Seats
146
Power Seats
147
Memory Function
149
Rear Seats
150
Heated Seats
157
Climate Controlled Seats
158
Universal Garage Door Opener
160
Universal Garage Door Opener
160
Auxiliary Power Points
165
Auxiliary Power Points
165
Storage Compartments
167
Center Console
167
Overhead Console
167
Starting and Stopping the Engine
168
General Information
168
Ignition Switch
168
Keyless Starting
168
Starting a Gasoline Engine
169
Engine Block Heater
172
Fuel and Refueling
174
Safety Precautions
174
Fuel Quality
175
Fuel Quality
175
Fuel Filler Funnel Location
176
Running Out of Fuel
176
Refueling
177
Fuel Consumption
179
Emission Control System
180
Transmission
183
Automatic Transmission
183
Four-Wheel Drive
187
Principle of Operation
187
Using Four-Wheel Drive
187
Brakes
192
General Information
192
Hints on Driving With Anti-Lock Brakes
192
Parking Brake
193
Hill Start Assist
193
Traction Control
195
Principle of Operation
195
Using Traction Control
195
Stability Control
196
Principle of Operation
196
Using Stability Control
197
Terrain Response
198
Using Terrain Response
198
Using Hill Descent Control
199
Parking Aids
201
Principle of Operation
201
Rear Parking Aid
201
Front Parking Aid
202
Side Sensing System
203
Active Park Assist
205
Rear View Camera
211
180 Degree Parking Aid Camera
214
Cruise Control
216
Principle of Operation
216
Using Cruise Control
216
Using Adaptive Cruise Control
217
Driving Aids
223
Driver Alert
223
Lane Keeping System
223
Blind Spot Information System
227
Cross Traffic Alert
230
Steering
232
Pre-Collision Assist
233
Load Carrying
236
Rear Under Floor Storage
236
Cargo Nets
236
Luggage Covers
237
Roof Racks and Load Carriers
237
Load Limit
238
Towing
246
Towing a Trailer
246
Trailer Sway Control
247
Recommended Towing Weights
247
Essential Towing Checks
249
Transporting the Vehicle
251
Towing the Vehicle on Four Wheels
252
Towing the Vehicle on Four Wheels
253
Driving Hints
255
Breaking-In
255
Economical Driving
255
Driving Through Water
256
Floor Mats
256
Roadside Emergencies
258
Roadside Assistance
258
Hazard Warning Flashers
259
Fuel Shutoff
259
Jump Starting the Vehicle
260
Post-Crash Alert System
262
Customer Assistance
263
Getting the Services You Need
263
In California (U.S. Only)
264
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) Auto Line Program (U.S. Only)
265
Utilizing the Mediation/Arbitration Program (Canada Only)
265
Getting Assistance Outside the U.S. and Canada
266
Ordering Additional Owner's Literature
267
Reporting Safety Defects (U.S. Only)
267
Reporting Safety Defects (Canada Only)
268
Fuses
269
Fuse Specification Chart
269
Changing a Fuse
277
Maintenance
278
General Information
278
Opening and Closing the Hood
279
Under Hood Overview
281
Under Hood Overview
282
Under Hood Overview
283
Engine Oil Dipstick
284
Engine Oil Dipstick
284
Engine Oil Check
284
Oil Change Indicator Reset
285
Engine Coolant Check
285
Automatic Transmission Fluid Check
289
Automatic Transmission Fluid Check
289
Brake Fluid Check
291
Power Steering Fluid Check
291
Washer Fluid Check
291
Fuel Filter
292
Changing the 12V Battery
292
Checking the Wiper Blades
293
Changing the Wiper Blades
294
Adjusting the Headlamps
294
Removing a Headlamp
296
Changing a Bulb
296
Bulb Specification Chart
300
Changing the Engine Air Filter
302
Vehicle Care
303
General Information
303
Cleaning Products
303
Cleaning the Exterior
303
Waxing
304
Cleaning the Engine
304
Cleaning the Windows and Wiper Blades
305
Cleaning the Interior
305
Cleaning the Instrument Panel and Instrument Cluster Lens
306
Cleaning Leather Seats
306
Repairing Minor Paint Damage
307
Cleaning the Alloy Wheels
307
Vehicle Storage
307
Wheels and Tires
310
General Information
310
Tire Care
313
Using Summer Tires
326
Using Snow Chains
327
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
328
Changing a Road Wheel
331
Technical Specifications
335
Capacities and Specifications
337
Engine Specifications
337
Engine Specifications
338
Engine Specifications
338
Motorcraft Parts
339
Motorcraft Parts
340
Motorcraft Parts
341
Vehicle Identification Number
342
Vehicle Certification Label
343
Transmission Code Designation
343
Capacities and Specifications
344
Capacities and Specifications
347
Capacities and Specifications
351
Audio System
356
General Information
356
Audio Unit
357
Audio Unit
360
Audio Unit
361
Digital Radio
365
Satellite Radio
367
USB Port
370
Media Hub
370
SYNC™
371
General Information
371
Using Voice Recognition
373
Using SYNC™ With Your Phone
375
SYNC™ Applications and Services
387
Using SYNC™ With Your Media Player
392
SYNC™ Troubleshooting
401
MyFord Touch™
409
General Information
409
Settings
419
Entertainment
432
Phone
448
Information
456
Climate
465
Navigation
469
MyFord Touch™ Troubleshooting
478
Accessories
485
Accessories
485
Extended Service Plan (ESP)
487
Extended Service Plan (ESP)
487
Scheduled Maintenance
489
General Maintenance Information
489
Normal Scheduled Maintenance
492
Special Operating Conditions Scheduled Maintenance
495
Scheduled Maintenance Record
497
Appendices
508
End User License Agreement
508
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3

FAQ about the 2016 Ford Explorer Manual

What contains the 2016 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 2016 owner's manual:

  • Maintenance for your Ford Explorer, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Ford Explorer owners can do
  • Best practice for driving your Ford Explorer
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings

Where to download the 2016 Ford Explorer Owners Manual?

The Ford Explorer owner manual for the 2016 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the Ford Explorer year 2016 free?

Yes, the owner manual for the model year 2016 is free, but the repair manuals are usually not easy to get and may cost more.

The Ford Explorer (2016) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2016 is available in English.

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