2018 Ford Flex Owner's Manual

2018 Ford Flex owners manual
Year:
2018
Make:
Ford
Model:
Flex
Rating:
(4)

Online manual

Size:
7.66 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
32
Child Restraint Positioning
34
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
Keyless Entry
69
Liftgate
72
Manual Liftgate
72
Power Liftgate
73
Security
76
Passive Anti-Theft System
76
Anti-Theft Alarm
77
Steering Wheel
78
Adjusting the Steering Wheel - Vehicles With: Power Adjustable Steering Column
78
Adjusting the Steering Wheel - Vehicles With: Manual Adjustable Steering Column
79
Audio Control
79
Voice Control
80
Cruise Control
80
Information Display Control
80
Heated Steering Wheel
80
Pedals
82
Adjusting the Pedals
82
Wipers and Washers
83
Windshield Wipers
83
Autowipers
83
Windshield Washers
84
Rear Window Wiper and Washers
84
Lighting
85
General Information
85
Lighting Control
85
Autolamps
86
Instrument Lighting Dimmer
87
Headlamp Exit Delay
87
Daytime Running Lamps
87
Front Fog Lamps
88
Direction Indicators
88
Interior Lamps
88
Ambient Lighting
89
Windows and Mirrors
90
Power Windows
90
Exterior Mirrors
91
Interior Mirror
93
Sun Visors
93
Moonroof
93
Instrument Cluster
95
Gauges
95
Warning Lamps and Indicators
96
Audible Warnings and Indicators
99
Information Displays
100
General Information
100
Information Messages
108
Climate Control
117
Manual Climate Control
117
Automatic Climate Control - Vehicles With: Premium AM/​FM/​CD
118
Automatic Climate Control - Vehicles With: Sony Audio System
119
Hints on Controlling the Interior Climate
121
Rear Passenger Climate Controls
123
Heated Windows and Mirrors
124
Cabin Air Filter
125
Remote Start
125
Seats
126
Sitting in the Correct Position
126
Head Restraints
126
Manual Seats
129
Power Seats
129
Memory Function
131
Rear Seats
132
Heated Seats
139
Climate Controlled Seats
140
Universal Garage Door Opener
141
Universal Garage Door Opener
141
Auxiliary Power Points
146
Auxiliary Power Points
146
Storage Compartments
148
Center Console
148
Overhead Console
149
Starting and Stopping the Engine
150
General Information
150
Ignition Switch
150
Keyless Starting
150
Starting a Gasoline Engine
151
Engine Block Heater
154
Fuel and Refueling
156
Safety Precautions
156
Fuel Quality
156
Fuel Filler Funnel Location
157
Running Out of Fuel
157
Refueling
159
Fuel Consumption
161
Engine Emission Control
163
Emission Law
163
Catalytic Converter
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
179
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
192
Principle of Operation
192
Using Cruise Control
192
Using Adaptive Cruise Control
193
Driving Aids
199
Blind Spot Information System
199
Cross Traffic Alert
201
Steering
204
Collision Warning System
204
Load Carrying
207
Cargo Nets
207
Roof Racks and Load Carriers
207
Load Limit
207
Towing
213
Towing a Trailer
213
Trailer Sway Control
214
Recommended Towing Weights
214
Essential Towing Checks
216
Towing the Vehicle on Four Wheels
219
Driving Hints
221
Breaking-In
221
Economical Driving
221
Driving Through Water
222
Floor Mats
222
Roadside Emergencies
224
Roadside Assistance
224
Hazard Flashers
225
Fuel Shutoff
225
Jump Starting the Vehicle
226
Post-Crash Alert System
228
Transporting the Vehicle
228
Customer Assistance
230
Getting the Services You Need
230
In California (U.S. Only)
231
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) Auto Line Program (U.S. Only)
232
Utilizing the Mediation/Arbitration Program (Canada Only)
233
Getting Assistance Outside the U.S. and Canada
233
Ordering Additional Owner's Literature
235
Reporting Safety Defects (U.S. Only)
235
Reporting Safety Defects (Canada Only)
235
Fuses
237
Fuse Specification Chart
237
Changing a Fuse
246
Maintenance
248
General Information
248
Opening and Closing the Hood
248
Under Hood Overview - 3.5L Duratec
249
Under Hood Overview - 3.5L Ecoboost™
250
Engine Oil Dipstick
252
Engine Oil Check
252
Oil Change Indicator Reset
253
Engine Coolant Check
253
Automatic Transmission Fluid Check
257
Brake Fluid Check
259
Power Steering Fluid Check
260
Washer Fluid Check
260
Changing the 12V Battery
260
Checking the Wiper Blades
262
Changing the Wiper Blades
262
Adjusting the Headlamps
263
Removing a Headlamp
264
Changing a Bulb
264
Bulb Specification Chart
268
Changing the Engine Air Filter
270
Vehicle Care
271
General Information
271
Cleaning Products
271
Cleaning the Exterior
271
Waxing
273
Cleaning the Engine
273
Cleaning the Windows and Wiper Blades
273
Cleaning the Interior
274
Cleaning the Instrument Panel and Instrument Cluster Lens
274
Cleaning Leather Seats
275
Repairing Minor Paint Damage
276
Cleaning the Wheels
276
Vehicle Storage
276
Body Styling Kits
278
Wheels and Tires
279
General Information
279
Tire Care
281
Using Snow Chains
295
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
296
Changing a Road Wheel
299
Technical Specifications
303
Capacities and Specifications
305
Engine Specifications - 3.5L Duratec
305
Engine Specifications - 3.5L Ecoboost™
305
Motorcraft Parts - 3.5L Duratec
306
Motorcraft Parts - 3.5L Ecoboost™
308
Vehicle Identification Number
309
Vehicle Certification Label
310
Transmission Code Designation
310
Capacities and Specifications - 3.5L Duratec
311
Capacities and Specifications - 3.5L Ecoboost™
315
Audio System
320
General Information
320
Audio Unit - Vehicles With: AM/​FM/​CD/​SYNC/​Satellite Radio
321
Audio Unit - Vehicles With: Premium AM/​FM/​CD
326
Audio Unit - Vehicles With: Sony AM/​FM/​CD
327
USB Port
328
SYNC™
329
General Information
329
Using Voice Recognition
331
Using SYNC™ With Your Phone
334
SYNC™ Applications and Services
347
SYNC™ AppLink™
349
Using SYNC™ With Your Media Player
350
SYNC™ Troubleshooting
360
SYNC™ 3
368
General Information
368
Home Screen
380
Using Voice Recognition
382
Entertainment
389
Climate
399
Phone
402
Navigation
407
Apps
415
Settings
418
SYNC™ 3 Troubleshooting
433
Accessories
446
Accessories
446
Ford Protect
448
Ford Protect
448
Scheduled Maintenance
450
General Maintenance Information
450
Normal Scheduled Maintenance
453
Special Operating Conditions Scheduled Maintenance
456
Scheduled Maintenance Record
458
Appendices
468
Electromagnetic Compatibility
468
End User License Agreement
470

FAQ about the 2018 Ford Flex Manual

What contains the 2018 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 2018 owner's manual:

  • Maintenance for your Ford Flex, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Ford Flex owners can do
  • Best practice for driving your Ford Flex

Where to download the 2018 Ford Flex Owners Manual?

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

Is the manual for the Ford Flex 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 Flex (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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