2018 Ford Taurus Owner's Manual

2018 Ford Taurus owners manual
Year:
2018
Make:
Ford
Model:
Taurus
Rating:
(10)

Online manual

Size:
3.87 MB

Table of Contents

Copyright ©
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
28
Child Restraint Positioning
30
Child Safety Locks
31
Seatbelts
33
Principle of Operation
33
Fastening the Seatbelts
34
Seatbelt Height Adjustment
35
Seatbelt Warning Lamp and Indicator Chime
36
Seatbelt Reminder
36
Child Restraint and Seatbelt Maintenance
38
Seatbelt Extension
38
Personal Safety System™
40
Personal Safety System™
40
Supplementary Restraints System
41
Principle of Operation
41
Driver and Passenger Airbags
42
Front Passenger Sensing System
43
Side Airbags
45
Safety Canopy™
46
Crash Sensors and Airbag Indicator
47
Airbag Disposal
48
Keys and Remote Controls
49
General Information on Radio Frequencies
49
Remote Control
49
Replacing a Lost Key or Remote Control
53
MyKey™
54
Principle of Operation
54
Creating a MyKey
55
Clearing All MyKeys
56
Checking MyKey System Status
57
Using MyKey With Remote Start Systems
58
MyKey Troubleshooting
58
Doors and Locks
60
Locking and Unlocking
60
Keyless Entry
63
Interior Luggage Compartment Release
65
Security
67
Passive Anti-Theft System
67
Anti-Theft Alarm
68
Steering Wheel
69
Adjusting the Steering Wheel - Vehicles With: Manual Adjustable Steering Column
69
Adjusting the Steering Wheel - Vehicles With: Power Adjustable Steering Column
69
Audio Control
70
Voice Control
71
Cruise Control
71
Information Display Control
71
Heated Steering Wheel
71
Pedals
73
Adjusting the Pedals
73
Wipers and Washers
74
Windshield Wipers
74
Autowipers
74
Windshield Washers
75
Lighting
76
General Information
76
Lighting Control
76
Autolamps
77
Instrument Lighting Dimmer
77
Headlamp Exit Delay
78
Daytime Running Lamps
78
Automatic High Beam Control
78
Direction Indicators
79
Interior Lamps
80
Windows and Mirrors
81
Power Windows
81
Global Opening
82
Exterior Mirrors
82
Interior Mirror
84
Sun Visors
84
Sun Shades
84
Moonroof
85
Instrument Cluster
86
Gauges
86
Warning Lamps and Indicators
88
Audible Warnings and Indicators
91
Information Displays
92
General Information
92
Information Messages
101
Climate Control
112
Manual Climate Control
112
Automatic Climate Control - Vehicles With: AM/​FM/​CD
113
Automatic Climate Control - Vehicles With: Premium AM/​FM/​CD
115
Automatic Climate Control - Vehicles With: Sony Audio System
116
Hints on Controlling the Interior Climate
118
Heated Windows and Mirrors
120
Cabin Air Filter
121
Remote Start
121
Seats
122
Sitting in the Correct Position
122
Head Restraints
122
Power Seats
124
Memory Function
127
Rear Seats
128
Heated Seats
129
Climate Controlled Seats
130
Rear Seat Armrest
130
Universal Garage Door Opener
132
Universal Garage Door Opener
132
Auxiliary Power Points
136
Auxiliary Power Points
136
Storage Compartments
137
Center Console
137
Overhead Console
137
Starting and Stopping the Engine
138
General Information
138
Ignition Switch
138
Keyless Starting
138
Starting a Gasoline Engine
139
Engine Block Heater
141
Fuel and Refueling
143
Safety Precautions
143
Fuel Quality - E85
143
Fuel Quality - Gasoline
145
Fuel Filler Funnel Location
145
Running Out of Fuel
145
Refueling
147
Fuel Consumption
149
Engine Emission Control
151
Emission Law
151
Catalytic Converter
152
Transmission
155
Automatic Transmission
155
All-Wheel Drive
159
Using All-Wheel Drive
159
Brakes
166
General Information
166
Hints on Driving With Anti-Lock Brakes
166
Parking Brake
167
Hill Start Assist
167
Traction Control
169
Principle of Operation
169
Using Traction Control
169
Stability Control
170
Principle of Operation
170
Using Stability Control
171
Parking Aids
173
Principle of Operation
173
Rear Parking Aid
173
Active Park Assist
174
Rear View Camera
178
Cruise Control
182
Principle of Operation
182
Using Cruise Control
182
Using Adaptive Cruise Control
183
Driving Aids
189
Driver Alert
189
Lane Keeping System
190
Blind Spot Information System
195
Cross Traffic Alert
197
Steering
200
Collision Warning System
200
Load Carrying
203
Load Limit
203
Towing
208
Towing a Trailer
208
Recommended Towing Weights
209
Essential Towing Checks
210
Towing the Vehicle on Four Wheels
212
Driving Hints
213
Breaking-In
213
Economical Driving
213
Driving Through Water
214
Floor Mats
214
Roadside Emergencies
216
Roadside Assistance
216
Hazard Flashers
217
Fuel Shutoff
217
Jump Starting the Vehicle
218
Post-Crash Alert System
220
Transporting the Vehicle
220
Customer Assistance
222
Getting the Services You Need
222
In California (U.S. Only)
223
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) Auto Line Program (U.S. Only)
224
Utilizing the Mediation/Arbitration Program (Canada Only)
225
Getting Assistance Outside the U.S. and Canada
225
Ordering Additional Owner's Literature
226
Reporting Safety Defects (U.S. Only)
227
Reporting Safety Defects (Canada Only)
227
Fuses
229
Fuse Specification Chart
229
Changing a Fuse
238
Maintenance
240
General Information
240
Opening and Closing the Hood
240
Under Hood Overview - 2.0L EcoBoost™
241
Under Hood Overview - 3.5L Duratec
242
Under Hood Overview - 3.5L Ecoboost™
244
Engine Oil Dipstick - 2.0L EcoBoost™
245
Engine Oil Dipstick - 3.5L Duratec/​3.5L Ecoboost™
245
Engine Oil Check
245
Oil Change Indicator Reset
246
Engine Coolant Check
247
Automatic Transmission Fluid Check - 2.0L EcoBoost™
251
Automatic Transmission Fluid Check - 3.5L Duratec/​3.5L Ecoboost™
251
Brake Fluid Check
254
Power Steering Fluid Check
255
Washer Fluid Check
255
Fuel Filter
255
Changing the 12V Battery
255
Checking the Wiper Blades
257
Changing the Wiper Blades
258
Adjusting the Headlamps
258
Changing a Bulb
259
Bulb Specification Chart
260
Changing the Engine Air Filter
262
Vehicle Care
263
General Information
263
Cleaning Products
263
Cleaning the Exterior
263
Waxing
264
Cleaning the Engine
265
Cleaning the Windows and Wiper Blades
265
Cleaning the Interior
266
Cleaning the Instrument Panel and Instrument Cluster Lens
266
Cleaning Leather Seats
267
Repairing Minor Paint Damage
267
Cleaning the Wheels
267
Vehicle Storage
268
Wheels and Tires
270
General Information
270
Tire Sealant and Inflator Kit
270
Tire Care
276
Using Summer Tires
289
Using Snow Chains
289
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
290
Changing a Road Wheel
294
Technical Specifications
298
Capacities and Specifications
300
Engine Specifications - 2.0L EcoBoost™
300
Engine Specifications - 3.5L Duratec
300
Engine Specifications - 3.5L Ecoboost™
301
Motorcraft Parts - 2.0L EcoBoost™
302
Motorcraft Parts - 3.5L Duratec
303
Motorcraft Parts - 3.5L Ecoboost™
304
Vehicle Identification Number
305
Vehicle Certification Label
306
Transmission Code Designation
306
Capacities and Specifications - 2.0L EcoBoost™
307
Capacities and Specifications - 3.5L Duratec
310
Capacities and Specifications - 3.5L Ecoboost™
315
Audio System
320
General Information
320
Audio Unit - Vehicles With: AM/​FM/​CD
321
Audio Unit - Vehicles With: Premium AM/​FM/​CD
326
Audio Unit - Vehicles With: Sony AM/​FM/​CD
327
Satellite Radio
328
Audio Input Jack
330
USB Port
331
Media Hub
332
SYNC™
333
General Information
333
Using Voice Recognition
335
Using SYNC™ With Your Phone
338
SYNC™ Applications and Services
351
SYNC™ AppLink™
353
Using SYNC™ With Your Media Player
354
SYNC™ Troubleshooting
364
SYNC™ 3
373
General Information
373
Home Screen
385
Using Voice Recognition
387
Entertainment
394
Climate
404
Phone
407
Navigation
412
Apps
420
Settings
423
SYNC™ 3 Troubleshooting
437
Accessories
451
Accessories
451
Ford Protect
453
Ford Protect
453
Scheduled Maintenance
455
General Maintenance Information
455
Normal Scheduled Maintenance
458
Special Operating Conditions Scheduled Maintenance
461
Scheduled Maintenance Record
463
Appendices
473
End User License Agreement
473

FAQ about the 2018 Ford Taurus Manual

What contains the 2018 Taurus manual?

The Ford Taurus owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Ford to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Ford Taurus. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Ford Taurus 2018 owner's manual:

  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Maintenance for your Ford Taurus, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity

Where to download the 2018 Ford Taurus Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Ford Taurus year 2018 free?

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The Ford Taurus (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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