2017 Ford Flex Owner's Manual

2017 Ford Flex owners manual
Year:
2017
Make:
Ford
Model:
Flex
Rating:
(6)

Online manual

Size:
7.23 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
16
Environment
18
Protecting the Environment
18
At a Glance
19
Instrument Panel Overview
19
Child Safety
21
General Information
21
Installing Child Restraints
22
Booster Seats
31
Child Restraint Positioning
33
Child Safety Locks
35
Seatbelts
37
Principle of Operation
37
Fastening the Seatbelts
38
Seatbelt Height Adjustment
41
Seatbelt Warning Lamp and Indicator Chime
42
Seatbelt Reminder
42
Child Restraint and Seatbelt Maintenance
44
Seatbelt Extension
44
Personal Safety System™
46
Personal Safety System™
46
Supplementary Restraints System
47
Principle of Operation
47
Driver and Passenger Airbags
48
Front Passenger Sensing System
49
Side Airbags
51
Safety Canopy™
52
Crash Sensors and Airbag Indicator
53
Airbag Disposal
54
Keys and Remote Controls
55
General Information on Radio Frequencies
55
Remote Control
56
Replacing a Lost Key or Remote Control
59
MyKey™
60
Principle of Operation
60
Creating a MyKey
61
Clearing All MyKeys
62
Checking MyKey System Status
63
Using MyKey With Remote Start Systems
64
MyKey Troubleshooting
64
Doors and Locks
66
Locking and Unlocking
66
Manual Liftgate
69
Power Liftgate
70
Keyless Entry
73
Security
76
Passive Anti-Theft System
76
Anti-Theft Alarm
77
Steering Wheel
78
Adjusting the Steering Wheel
78
Adjusting the Steering Wheel
78
Audio Control
79
Voice Control
80
Cruise Control
80
Information Display Control
80
Heated Steering Wheel
80
Pedals
81
Adjusting the Pedals
81
Wipers and Washers
82
Windshield Wipers
82
Autowipers
82
Windshield Washers
83
Rear Window Wiper and Washers
83
Lighting
85
General Information
85
Lighting Control
85
Autolamps
86
Instrument Lighting Dimmer
87
Headlamp Exit Delay
87
Daytime Running Lamps
88
Front Fog Lamps
88
Adaptive Headlamps
88
Direction Indicators
89
Interior Lamps
89
Ambient Lighting
90
Windows and Mirrors
91
Power Windows
91
Exterior Mirrors
92
Interior Mirror
94
Sun Visors
94
Moonroof
94
Instrument Cluster
96
Gauges
96
Warning Lamps and Indicators
97
Audible Warnings and Indicators
100
Information Displays
102
General Information
102
Information Messages
110
Climate Control
119
Manual Climate Control
119
Automatic Climate Control
120
Automatic Climate Control
122
Hints on Controlling the Interior Climate
123
Rear Passenger Climate Controls
126
Heated Windows and Mirrors
126
Cabin Air Filter
127
Remote Start
127
Seats
128
Sitting in the Correct Position
128
Head Restraints
128
Manual Seats
131
Power Seats
132
Memory Function
133
Rear Seats
134
Heated Seats
141
Climate Controlled Seats
142
Universal Garage Door Opener
143
Universal Garage Door Opener
143
Auxiliary Power Points
148
Auxiliary Power Points
148
Storage Compartments
150
Center Console
150
Overhead Console
151
Starting and Stopping the Engine
152
General Information
152
Ignition Switch
152
Keyless Starting
152
Starting a Gasoline Engine
153
Engine Block Heater
156
Fuel and Refueling
158
Safety Precautions
158
Fuel Quality
159
Fuel Filler Funnel Location
159
Running Out of Fuel
159
Refueling
160
Fuel Consumption
163
Emission Control System
164
Transmission
167
Automatic Transmission
167
All-Wheel Drive
171
Using All-Wheel Drive
171
Brakes
178
General Information
178
Hints on Driving With Anti-Lock Brakes
178
Parking Brake
179
Traction Control
180
Principle of Operation
180
Using Traction Control
180
Stability Control
181
Principle of Operation
181
Using Stability Control
182
Parking Aids
183
Principle of Operation
183
Rear Parking Aid
183
Active Park Assist
184
Rear View Camera
188
Cruise Control
191
Principle of Operation
191
Using Cruise Control
191
Using Adaptive Cruise Control
192
Driving Aids
198
Blind Spot Information System
198
Cross Traffic Alert
200
Steering
203
Collision Warning System
203
Load Carrying
206
Cargo Nets
206
Roof Racks and Load Carriers
206
Load Limit
206
Towing
212
Towing a Trailer
212
Trailer Sway Control
213
Recommended Towing Weights
213
Essential Towing Checks
215
Towing the Vehicle on Four Wheels
218
Driving Hints
220
Breaking-In
220
Economical Driving
220
Driving Through Water
221
Floor Mats
221
Roadside Emergencies
223
Roadside Assistance
223
Hazard Warning Flashers
224
Fuel Shutoff
224
Jump Starting the Vehicle
225
Post-Crash Alert System
227
Transporting the Vehicle
227
Customer Assistance
229
Getting the Services You Need
229
In California (U.S. Only)
230
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) Auto Line Program (U.S. Only)
231
Utilizing the Mediation/Arbitration Program (Canada Only)
232
Getting Assistance Outside the U.S. and Canada
232
Ordering Additional Owner's Literature
233
Reporting Safety Defects (U.S. Only)
234
Reporting Safety Defects (Canada Only)
234
Fuses
236
Fuse Specification Chart
236
Changing a Fuse
245
Maintenance
247
General Information
247
Opening and Closing the Hood
247
Under Hood Overview
249
Under Hood Overview
250
Engine Oil Dipstick
251
Engine Oil Check
251
Oil Change Indicator Reset
252
Engine Coolant Check
253
Automatic Transmission Fluid Check
257
Brake Fluid Check
258
Power Steering Fluid Check
259
Washer Fluid Check
259
Changing the 12V Battery
259
Checking the Wiper Blades
261
Changing the Wiper Blades
261
Adjusting the Headlamps
262
Removing a Headlamp
263
Changing a Bulb
263
Bulb Specification Chart
266
Changing the Engine Air Filter
268
Vehicle Care
269
General Information
269
Cleaning Products
269
Cleaning the Exterior
269
Waxing
270
Cleaning the Engine
271
Cleaning the Windows and Wiper Blades
271
Cleaning the Interior
272
Cleaning the Instrument Panel and Instrument Cluster Lens
272
Cleaning Leather Seats
273
Repairing Minor Paint Damage
273
Cleaning the Wheels
273
Vehicle Storage
274
Wheels and Tires
276
General Information
276
Tire Care
278
Using Snow Chains
292
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
293
Changing a Road Wheel
296
Technical Specifications
301
Capacities and Specifications
302
Engine Specifications
302
Engine Specifications
302
Motorcraft Parts
303
Motorcraft Parts
304
Vehicle Identification Number
305
Vehicle Certification Label
306
Transmission Code Designation
306
Capacities and Specifications
307
Capacities and Specifications
311
Audio System
316
General Information
316
Audio Unit
317
Audio Unit
321
Audio Unit
322
USB Port
323
Media Hub
323
SYNC™
324
General Information
324
Using Voice Recognition
326
Using SYNC™ With Your Phone
329
SYNC™ Applications and Services
342
SYNC™ AppLink™
344
Using SYNC™ With Your Media Player
345
SYNC™ Troubleshooting
355
SYNC™ 3
363
General Information
363
Home Screen
376
Using Voice Recognition
377
Entertainment
384
Climate
394
Phone
396
Navigation
402
Apps
410
Settings
413
SYNC™ 3 Troubleshooting
425
Accessories
438
Accessories
438
Ford Protect
440
Ford Protect
440
Scheduled Maintenance
442
General Maintenance Information
442
Normal Scheduled Maintenance
445
Special Operating Conditions Scheduled Maintenance
448
Scheduled Maintenance Record
450
Appendices
460
End User License Agreement
460
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FAQ about the 2017 Ford Flex Manual

What contains the 2017 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 2017 owner's manual:

  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity

Where to download the 2017 Ford Flex Owners Manual?

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

Is the manual for the Ford Flex 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 Flex (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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