2017 Ford Explorer Owner's Manual

2017 Ford Explorer owners manual
Year:
2017
Make:
Ford
Model:
Explorer
Rating:
(3)

Online manual

Size:
8.19 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
15
Special Notices
15
Mobile Communications Equipment
16
Export Unique Options
17
Environment
18
Protecting the Environment
18
Child Safety
19
General Information
19
Child Seats
20
Installing Child Restraints
21
Booster Seats
29
Child Restraint Positioning
31
Child Safety Locks
33
Seatbelts
35
Principle of Operation
35
Fastening the Seatbelts
36
Seatbelt Height Adjustment
39
Seatbelt Warning Lamp and Indicator Chime
39
Seatbelt Reminder
40
Child Restraint and Seatbelt Maintenance
42
Seatbelt Extension
42
Personal Safety System™
43
Personal Safety System™
43
Supplementary Restraints System
44
Principle of Operation
44
Driver and Passenger Airbags
45
Front Passenger Sensing System
46
Side Airbags
48
Passenger Knee Airbag
49
Safety Canopy™
49
Crash Sensors and Airbag Indicator
50
Airbag Disposal
51
Keys and Remote Controls
52
Principle of Operation
52
General Information on Radio Frequencies
52
Remote Control
53
Replacing a Lost Key or Remote Control
57
MyKey™
58
Principle of Operation
58
Creating a MyKey
59
Clearing All MyKeys
60
Checking MyKey System Status
60
Using MyKey With Remote Start Systems
61
MyKey Troubleshooting
61
Doors and Locks
62
Locking and Unlocking
62
Manual Liftgate
65
Power Liftgate
66
Keyless Entry
69
Security
71
Passive Anti-Theft System
71
Anti-Theft Alarm
72
Steering Wheel
73
Adjusting the Steering Wheel
73
Adjusting the Steering Wheel
73
Audio Control
74
Voice Control
75
Cruise Control
75
Information Display Control
76
Heated Steering Wheel
76
Pedals
77
Adjusting the Pedals
77
Wipers and Washers
78
Windshield Wipers
78
Autowipers
78
Windshield Washers
79
Rear Window Wiper and Washers
79
Lighting
81
General Information
81
Lighting Control
81
Autolamps
82
Instrument Lighting Dimmer
83
Headlamp Exit Delay
83
Daytime Running Lamps
83
Automatic High Beam Control
84
Front Fog Lamps
85
Direction Indicators
86
Interior Lamps
86
Windows and Mirrors
88
Power Windows
88
Global Opening
89
Exterior Mirrors
89
Interior Mirror
91
Sun Visors
92
Moonroof
92
Instrument Cluster
94
Gauges
94
Warning Lamps and Indicators
97
Audible Warnings and Indicators
101
Information Displays
102
General Information
102
Information Messages
116
Climate Control
130
Manual Climate Control
130
Automatic Climate Control
131
Automatic Climate Control
133
Hints on Controlling the Interior Climate
135
Rear Passenger Climate Controls
137
Heated Windows and Mirrors
138
Cabin Air Filter
138
Remote Start
139
Seats
140
Sitting in the Correct Position
140
Head Restraints
140
Manual Seats
143
Power Seats
144
Memory Function
146
Rear Seats
147
Heated Seats
154
Climate Controlled Seats
155
Universal Garage Door Opener
157
Universal Garage Door Opener
157
Auxiliary Power Points
162
Auxiliary Power Points
162
Storage Compartments
164
Center Console
164
Overhead Console
164
Starting and Stopping the Engine
165
General Information
165
Ignition Switch
165
Keyless Starting
165
Starting a Gasoline Engine
166
Engine Block Heater
169
Fuel and Refueling
171
Safety Precautions
171
Fuel Quality
172
Fuel Quality
172
Fuel Filler Funnel Location
173
Running Out of Fuel
173
Refueling
174
Fuel Consumption
177
Emission Control System
178
Transmission
181
Automatic Transmission
181
Four-Wheel Drive
184
Principle of Operation
184
Using Four-Wheel Drive
184
Brakes
189
General Information
189
Hints on Driving With Anti-Lock Brakes
189
Parking Brake
190
Hill Start Assist
190
Traction Control
192
Principle of Operation
192
Using Traction Control
192
Stability Control
193
Principle of Operation
193
Using Stability Control
194
Terrain Response
195
Using Terrain Response
195
Using Hill Descent Control
196
Parking Aids
198
Principle of Operation
198
Rear Parking Aid
198
Front Parking Aid
199
Side Sensing System
200
Active Park Assist
202
Rear View Camera
207
180 Degree Camera
211
Cruise Control
212
Principle of Operation
212
Using Cruise Control
212
Using Adaptive Cruise Control
213
Driving Aids
219
Driver Alert
219
Lane Keeping System
219
Blind Spot Information System
223
Cross Traffic Alert
226
Steering
229
Pre-Collision Assist
230
Load Carrying
233
Rear Under Floor Storage
233
Cargo Nets
233
Luggage Covers
234
Roof Racks and Load Carriers
234
Load Limit
235
Towing
241
Towing a Trailer
241
Trailer Sway Control
242
Recommended Towing Weights
242
Essential Towing Checks
244
Towing the Vehicle on Four Wheels
246
Towing the Vehicle on Four Wheels
247
Driving Hints
249
Breaking-In
249
Economical Driving
249
Driving Through Water
250
Floor Mats
250
Roadside Emergencies
252
Roadside Assistance
252
Hazard Warning Flashers
253
Fuel Shutoff
253
Jump Starting the Vehicle
254
Post-Crash Alert System
256
Transporting the Vehicle
256
Customer Assistance
258
Getting the Services You Need
258
In California (U.S. Only)
259
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) Auto Line Program (U.S. Only)
260
Utilizing the Mediation/Arbitration Program (Canada Only)
261
Getting Assistance Outside the U.S. and Canada
261
Ordering Additional Owner's Literature
262
Reporting Safety Defects (U.S. Only)
263
Reporting Safety Defects (Canada Only)
263
Fuses
265
Fuse Specification Chart
265
Changing a Fuse
273
Maintenance
275
General Information
275
Opening and Closing the Hood
275
Under Hood Overview
277
Under Hood Overview
278
Under Hood Overview
279
Engine Oil Dipstick
280
Engine Oil Dipstick
280
Engine Oil Check
280
Oil Change Indicator Reset
281
Engine Coolant Check
282
Automatic Transmission Fluid Check
286
Automatic Transmission Fluid Check
286
Brake Fluid Check
288
Power Steering Fluid Check
288
Washer Fluid Check
288
Changing the 12V Battery
289
Checking the Wiper Blades
290
Changing the Wiper Blades
290
Adjusting the Headlamps
291
Removing a Headlamp
293
Changing a Bulb
293
Bulb Specification Chart
297
Changing the Engine Air Filter
299
Vehicle Care
300
General Information
300
Cleaning Products
300
Cleaning the Exterior
301
Waxing
302
Cleaning the Engine
302
Cleaning the Windows and Wiper Blades
303
Cleaning the Interior
303
Cleaning the Instrument Panel and Instrument Cluster Lens
304
Cleaning Leather Seats
304
Repairing Minor Paint Damage
305
Cleaning the Alloy Wheels
305
Vehicle Storage
305
Wheels and Tires
308
General Information
308
Tire Care
311
Using Summer Tires
324
Using Snow Chains
324
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
325
Changing a Road Wheel
329
Technical Specifications
333
Capacities and Specifications
335
Engine Specifications
335
Engine Specifications
336
Engine Specifications
336
Motorcraft Parts
337
Motorcraft Parts
338
Motorcraft Parts
339
Vehicle Identification Number
340
Vehicle Certification Label
341
Transmission Code Designation
341
Capacities and Specifications
342
Capacities and Specifications
345
Capacities and Specifications
349
Audio System
354
General Information
354
Audio Unit
355
Audio Unit
358
Audio Unit
359
Digital Radio
363
Satellite Radio
365
USB Port
368
Media Hub
368
SYNC™
369
General Information
369
Using Voice Recognition
371
Using SYNC™ With Your Phone
373
SYNC™ Applications and Services
385
Using SYNC™ With Your Media Player
390
SYNC™ Troubleshooting
399
SYNC™ 3
407
General Information
407
Home Screen
421
Using Voice Recognition
422
Entertainment
429
Climate
439
Phone
441
Navigation
447
Apps
455
Settings
457
SYNC™ 3 Troubleshooting
469
Accessories
482
Accessories
482
Ford Protect
484
Ford Protect
484
Scheduled Maintenance
486
General Maintenance Information
486
Normal Scheduled Maintenance
489
Special Operating Conditions Scheduled Maintenance
492
Scheduled Maintenance Record
494
Appendices
505
End User License Agreement
505
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FAQ about the 2017 Ford Explorer Manual

What contains the 2017 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 2017 owner's manual:

  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Ford Explorer owners can do
  • Maintenance for your Ford Explorer, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Best practice for driving your Ford Explorer
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage

Where to download the 2017 Ford Explorer Owners Manual?

The Ford Explorer owner manual for the 2017 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the Ford Explorer year 2017 free?

Yes, the owner manual for the model year 2017 is free, but the repair manuals are usually not easy to get and may cost more.

The Ford Explorer (2017) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2017 is available in English.

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