2018 Ford Explorer Owner's Manual

2018 Ford Explorer owners manual
Year:
2018
Make:
Ford
Model:
Explorer
Rating:
(6)

Online manual

Size:
8.82 MB

Table of Contents

Copyright ©
2
Introduction
10
About This Manual
10
Symbols Glossary
10
Data Recording
12
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
At a Glance
19
Instrument Panel Overview
19
Child Safety
21
General Information
21
Child Seats
22
Installing Child Restraints
23
Booster Seats
32
Child Restraint Positioning
34
Child Safety Locks
36
Seatbelts
38
Principle of Operation
38
Fastening the Seatbelts
39
Seatbelt Height Adjustment
42
Seatbelt Warning Lamp and Indicator Chime
43
Seatbelt Reminder
43
Child Restraint and Seatbelt Maintenance
45
Seatbelt Extension
45
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
Passenger Knee Airbag
52
Safety Canopy™
52
Crash Sensors and Airbag Indicator
53
Airbag Disposal
54
Keys and Remote Controls
55
Principle of Operation
55
General Information on Radio Frequencies
55
Remote Control
56
Replacing a Lost Key or Remote Control
61
MyKey™
62
Principle of Operation
62
Creating a MyKey
63
Clearing All MyKeys
64
Checking MyKey System Status
64
Using MyKey With Remote Start Systems
65
MyKey Troubleshooting
65
Doors and Locks
67
Locking and Unlocking
67
Keyless Entry
70
Liftgate
72
Manual Liftgate
72
Power Liftgate
73
Security
77
Passive Anti-Theft System
77
Anti-Theft Alarm
78
Steering Wheel
79
Adjusting the Steering Wheel - Vehicles With: Manual Adjustable Steering Column
79
Adjusting the Steering Wheel - Vehicles With: Power Adjustable Steering Column
79
Audio Control
81
Voice Control
81
Cruise Control
82
Information Display Control
82
Heated Steering Wheel
82
Pedals
83
Adjusting the Pedals
83
Wipers and Washers
84
Windshield Wipers
84
Autowipers
84
Windshield Washers
85
Rear Window Wiper and Washers
85
Lighting
86
General Information
86
Lighting Control
86
Autolamps
87
Instrument Lighting Dimmer
87
Headlamp Exit Delay
88
Daytime Running Lamps
88
Automatic High Beam Control
89
Front Fog Lamps
90
Direction Indicators
90
Interior Lamps
90
Ambient Lighting
92
Windows and Mirrors
94
Power Windows
94
Global Opening
95
Exterior Mirrors
95
Interior Mirror
98
Sun Visors
98
Moonroof
98
Instrument Cluster
100
Gauges
100
Warning Lamps and Indicators
103
Audible Warnings and Indicators
106
Information Displays
108
General Information
108
Information Messages
122
Climate Control
136
Manual Climate Control
136
Automatic Climate Control - Vehicles With: Premium AM/​FM/​CD
137
Automatic Climate Control - Vehicles With: Sony AM/​FM/​CD
139
Hints on Controlling the Interior Climate
141
Rear Passenger Climate Controls
143
Heated Windows and Mirrors
144
Cabin Air Filter
145
Remote Start
145
Seats
147
Sitting in the Correct Position
147
Head Restraints
147
Manual Seats
150
Power Seats
151
Memory Function
153
Rear Seats
154
Heated Seats
161
Climate Controlled Seats
162
Universal Garage Door Opener
164
Universal Garage Door Opener
164
Auxiliary Power Points
168
Auxiliary Power Points
168
Storage Compartments
170
Center Console
170
Overhead Console
171
Starting and Stopping the Engine
172
General Information
172
Ignition Switch
172
Keyless Starting
172
Starting a Gasoline Engine
173
Engine Block Heater
176
Fuel and Refueling
178
Safety Precautions
178
Fuel Quality - Gasoline
178
Fuel Quality - E85
179
Fuel Filler Funnel Location
180
Running Out of Fuel
180
Refueling
182
Fuel Consumption
184
Engine Emission Control
186
Emission Law
186
Catalytic Converter
187
Transmission
190
Automatic Transmission
190
Four-Wheel Drive
194
Principle of Operation
194
Using Four-Wheel Drive
194
Brakes
199
General Information
199
Hints on Driving With Anti-Lock Brakes
200
Parking Brake
200
Hill Start Assist
200
Traction Control
202
Principle of Operation
202
Using Traction Control
202
Stability Control
203
Principle of Operation
203
Using Stability Control
204
Terrain Control
205
Using Terrain Control
205
Using Hill Descent Control
206
Parking Aids
208
Principle of Operation
208
Rear Parking Aid
208
Front Parking Aid
209
Side Sensing System
210
Active Park Assist
212
Rear View Camera
218
180 Degree Camera
221
Cruise Control
223
Principle of Operation
223
Using Cruise Control
223
Using Adaptive Cruise Control
224
Driving Aids
230
Driver Alert
230
Lane Keeping System
231
Blind Spot Information System
235
Cross Traffic Alert
237
Steering
240
Pre-Collision Assist
241
Load Carrying
244
Rear Under Floor Storage
244
Cargo Nets
244
Luggage Covers
245
Roof Racks and Load Carriers
245
Load Limit
246
Towing
252
Towing a Trailer
252
Trailer Sway Control
253
Recommended Towing Weights
253
Essential Towing Checks
255
Towing the Vehicle on Four Wheels - 2.3L EcoBoost™
257
Towing the Vehicle on Four Wheels - 3.5L Duratec/​3.5L Ecoboost™
258
Driving Hints
260
Breaking-In
260
Economical Driving
260
Driving Through Water
261
Floor Mats
261
Roadside Emergencies
263
Roadside Assistance
263
Hazard Flashers
264
Fuel Shutoff
264
Jump Starting the Vehicle
265
Post-Crash Alert System
267
Transporting the Vehicle
267
Customer Assistance
269
Getting the Services You Need
269
In California (U.S. Only)
270
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) Auto Line Program (U.S. Only)
271
Utilizing the Mediation/Arbitration Program (Canada Only)
272
Getting Assistance Outside the U.S. and Canada
272
Ordering Additional Owner's Literature
274
Reporting Safety Defects (U.S. Only)
274
Reporting Safety Defects (Canada Only)
274
Fuses
276
Fuse Specification Chart
276
Changing a Fuse
285
Maintenance
287
General Information
287
Opening and Closing the Hood
287
Under Hood Overview - 2.3L EcoBoost™
288
Under Hood Overview - 3.5L Duratec
289
Under Hood Overview - 3.5L Ecoboost™
290
Engine Oil Dipstick - 2.3L EcoBoost™
291
Engine Oil Dipstick - 3.5L Duratec/​3.5L Ecoboost™
292
Engine Oil Check
292
Oil Change Indicator Reset
293
Engine Coolant Check
294
Automatic Transmission Fluid Check - 2.3L EcoBoost™
298
Automatic Transmission Fluid Check - 3.5L Duratec/​3.5L Ecoboost™
298
Brake Fluid Check
300
Power Steering Fluid Check
301
Washer Fluid Check
301
Changing the 12V Battery
301
Checking the Wiper Blades
303
Changing the Wiper Blades
303
Adjusting the Headlamps
304
Removing a Headlamp
306
Changing a Bulb
306
Bulb Specification Chart
309
Changing the Engine Air Filter
311
Vehicle Care
312
General Information
312
Cleaning Products
312
Cleaning the Exterior
312
Waxing
314
Cleaning the Engine
314
Cleaning the Windows and Wiper Blades
314
Cleaning the Interior
315
Cleaning the Instrument Panel and Instrument Cluster Lens
315
Cleaning Leather Seats
316
Repairing Minor Paint Damage
317
Cleaning the Wheels
317
Vehicle Storage
317
Wheels and Tires
320
General Information
320
Tire Care
322
Using Summer Tires
335
Using Snow Chains
335
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
336
Changing a Road Wheel
340
Technical Specifications
344
Capacities and Specifications
346
Engine Specifications - 2.3L EcoBoost™
346
Engine Specifications - 3.5L Duratec
346
Engine Specifications - 3.5L Ecoboost™
347
Motorcraft Parts - 2.3L EcoBoost™
348
Motorcraft Parts - 3.5L Duratec
349
Motorcraft Parts - 3.5L Ecoboost™
350
Vehicle Identification Number
351
Vehicle Certification Label
352
Transmission Code Designation
352
Capacities and Specifications - 2.3L EcoBoost™
353
Capacities and Specifications - 3.5L Duratec
357
Capacities and Specifications - 3.5L Ecoboost™
361
Audio System
367
General Information
367
Audio Unit - Vehicles With: Premium AM/​FM/​CD
368
Audio Unit - Vehicles With: Sony AM/​FM/​CD
370
Audio Unit - Vehicles With: AM/​FM/​CD/​SYNC
371
Digital Radio
375
Satellite Radio
378
USB Port
380
SYNC™
381
General Information
381
Using Voice Recognition
383
Using SYNC™ With Your Phone
385
SYNC™ Applications and Services
397
Using SYNC™ With Your Media Player
402
SYNC™ Troubleshooting
411
SYNC™ 3
419
General Information
419
Home Screen
432
Using Voice Recognition
434
Entertainment
440
Climate
451
Phone
454
Navigation
459
Apps
467
Settings
470
SYNC™ 3 Troubleshooting
484
Accessories
498
Accessories
498
Ford Protect
500
Ford Protect
500
Scheduled Maintenance
502
General Maintenance Information
502
Normal Scheduled Maintenance
505
Special Operating Conditions Scheduled Maintenance
508
Scheduled Maintenance Record
510
Appendices
521
Electromagnetic Compatibility
521
End User License Agreement
523
Type Approvals
549

FAQ about the 2018 Ford Explorer Manual

What contains the 2018 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 2018 owner's manual:

  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Ford Explorer owners can do
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Maintenance for your Ford Explorer, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks

Where to download the 2018 Ford Explorer Owners Manual?

The Ford Explorer owner manual for the 2018 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the Ford Explorer year 2018 free?

Yes, the owner manual for the model year 2018 is free, but the repair manuals are usually not easy to get and may cost more.

The Ford Explorer (2018) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2018 is available in English.

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