2023 Ford Explorer Owner's Manual

2023 Ford Explorer owners manual
Year:
2023
Make:
Ford
Model:
Explorer
Rating:
(9)

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Size:
16.1 MB

Table of Contents

Table of contents
5
Copyright ©
3
Introduction
13
About This Manual
13
Symbols Glossary
13
Perchlorate
16
Ford Credit
16
Replacement Parts Recommendation
16
Special Notices
17
Mobile Communications Equipment
18
Export Unique Options
18
Data Privacy
19
Data Privacy
19
Service Data
20
Event Data
20
Settings Data
21
Connected Vehicle Data
21
Mobile Device Data
22
Emergency Call System Data
22
Environment
23
Protecting the Environment
23
At a Glance
24
At a Glance - ST
24
Instrument Panel
25
Child Safety
27
General Information
27
Installing Child Restraints
29
Booster Seats
37
Child Restraint Positioning
39
Child Safety Locks
40
Seatbelts
42
Principle of Operation
42
Fastening the Seatbelts
43
Seatbelt Height Adjustment
45
Seatbelt Warning Lamp and Indicator Chime
45
Seatbelt Reminder
46
Child Restraint and Seatbelt Maintenance
47
Seatbelt Extensions
48
Personal Safety System™
49
Personal Safety System™
49
Supplementary Restraints System
50
Principle of Operation
50
Driver and Passenger Airbags
51
Front Passenger Sensing System
52
Side Airbags
54
Driver and Passenger Knee Airbags
55
Safety Canopy™
55
Crash Sensors and Airbag Indicator
56
Airbag Disposal
57
Pedestrian Protection
58
Pedestrian Alert System
58
911 Assist
59
What Is 911 Assist
59
How Does 911 Assist Work
59
Emergency Call Requirements
59
Emergency Call Limitations
60
Keys and Remote Controls
61
General Information on Radio Frequencies
61
Remote Control
61
Replacing a Lost Key or Remote Control
67
MyKey™
68
Principle of Operation
68
Creating a MyKey
69
Clearing All MyKeys
70
Checking MyKey System Status
70
Using MyKey With Remote Start Systems
71
MyKey – Troubleshooting
71
Doors and Locks
72
Locking and Unlocking
72
Keyless Entry
75
Liftgate
77
Power Liftgate
77
Security
81
Passive Anti-Theft System
81
Anti-Theft Alarm
81
Steering Wheel
83
Adjusting the Steering Wheel - Vehicles With: Manual Adjustable Steering Column
83
Adjusting the Steering Wheel - Vehicles With: Power Adjustable Steering Column
83
Audio Control
85
Voice Control
85
Cruise Control - Vehicles With: Cruise Control
85
Cruise Control - Vehicles With: Stop and Go
86
Information Display Control
86
Heated Steering Wheel
86
Horn
86
Wipers and Washers
87
Windshield Wipers
87
Autowipers
87
Windshield Washers
88
Rear Window Wiper and Washers
89
Lighting
90
General Information
90
Lighting Control
90
Autolamps
91
Instrument Lighting Dimmer
91
Headlamp Exit Delay
91
Daytime Running Lamps - Vehicles With: Configurable Daytime Running Lamps
92
Daytime Running Lamps - Vehicles With: Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
92
Front Fog Lamps
92
Adaptive Headlamps
93
Direction Indicators
93
Interior Lamps
94
Ambient Lighting - Vehicles With: 8 Inch Center Display Screen
94
Ambient Lighting - Vehicles With: 10.1 Inch Center Display Screen
95
Automatic High Beam Control
96
What Is Automatic High Beam Control
96
Switching Automatic High Beam Control On and Off
96
Automatic High Beam Control Indicators
97
Overriding Automatic High Beam Control
97
Windows and Mirrors
98
Power Windows
98
Global Opening
99
Exterior Mirrors - Excluding: ST
99
Exterior Mirrors - ST
100
Interior Mirror
102
Sun Visors
102
Sun Shades
103
Moonroof
103
Instrument Cluster
105
Gauges - Vehicles With: 6.5 Inch Instrument Cluster Display Screen
105
Gauges - Vehicles With: 12.3 Inch Instrument Cluster Display Screen
106
Gauges - Vehicles With: 4.2 Inch Instrument Cluster Display Screen
108
Warning Lamps and Indicators
109
Audible Warnings and Indicators
113
Information Displays
114
General Information
114
General Information
116
General Information
119
Personalized Settings
121
Information Messages
123
Climate Control
141
Automatic Climate Control
141
Hints on Controlling the Interior Climate
143
Rear Passenger Climate Controls
144
Heated Windshield
145
Heated Rear Window
146
Heated Exterior Mirrors
146
Remote Start
146
Interior Air Quality
147
What Is the Cabin Air Filter
147
Replacing the Cabin Air Filter
147
Seats
148
Sitting in the Correct Position
148
Head Restraints
148
Manual Seats
150
Power Seats
151
Memory Function
154
Rear Seats
155
Heated Seats
160
Ventilated Seats
161
Rear Occupant Alert System
162
What is the Rear Occupant Alert System
162
How Does the Rear Occupant Alert System Work
162
Rear Occupant Alert System Precautions
162
Rear Occupant Alert System Limitations
162
Switching Rear Occupant Alert System On and Off
162
Rear Occupant Alert System Indicators
163
Rear Occupant Alert System Audible Warnings
163
Garage Door Opener
164
What Is the Garage Door Opener
164
How Does the Garage Door Opener Work
164
Garage Door Opener Precautions
164
Garage Door Opener Limitations
164
Programming the Garage Door Opener to Your Hand-Held Transmitter
165
Programming the Garage Door Opener to Your Garage Door Opener Motor
165
Programming the Garage Door Opener to Your Gate Opener Motor
166
Clearing the Garage Door Opener
166
Reprogramming the Garage Door Opener
167
Garage Door Opener Radio Frequencies
167
Auxiliary Power Points
168
Auxiliary Power Points
168
Wireless Accessory Charger
170
What Is the Wireless Accessory Charger
170
Wireless Accessory Charger Precautions
170
Locating the Wireless Accessory Charger
170
Charging a Wireless Device
170
Storage Compartments
171
Cup Holders
171
Overhead Console
171
Starting and Stopping the Engine
172
General Information
172
Ignition Switch
172
Keyless Starting
173
Starting a Gasoline Engine
173
Starting a Hybrid Electric Vehicle System
176
Engine Block Heater
178
Unique Driving Characteristics
180
Auto-Start-Stop
180
Hybrid Vehicle Operation - Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV)
182
Hybrid Vehicle Frequently Asked Questions - Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV)
184
Fuel and Refueling
185
Safety Precautions
185
Fuel Quality - E85
185
Fuel Quality - Gasoline
187
Fuel Filler Funnel Location
187
Running Out of Fuel
187
Refueling - Excluding: Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV)
189
Refueling - Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV)
192
Fuel Consumption
195
Engine Emission Control
196
Emission Law
196
Catalytic Converter
197
High Voltage Battery
200
General Information
200
Transmission
201
Automatic Transmission
201
Four-Wheel Drive
207
Principle of Operation
207
Using Four-Wheel Drive
207
Rear Axle
213
Limited Slip Differential
213
Brakes
214
General Information
214
Hints on Driving With Anti-Lock Brakes
215
Electric Parking Brake
215
Hill Start Assist
217
Auto Hold
218
Reverse Braking Assist
220
What Is Reverse Braking Assist
220
Reverse Braking Assist Precautions
220
Switching Reverse Braking Assist On and Off
221
Overriding Reverse Braking Assist
221
Reverse Braking Assist Indicators
221
Reverse Braking Assist – Troubleshooting
222
Traction Control
224
Principle of Operation
224
Using Traction Control
224
Stability Control
225
Principle of Operation
225
Using Stability Control
226
Hill Descent Control
228
What Is Hill Descent Control
228
Switching Hill Descent Control On and Off
228
Setting the Hill Descent Speed
228
Hill Descent Control Indicator
228
Parking Aids
229
Principle of Operation
229
Rear Parking Aid
229
Front Parking Aid
231
Side Sensing System
233
Active Park Assist
234
Rear View Camera
238
360 Degree Camera
241
Cruise Control
243
What Is Cruise Control
243
Switching Cruise Control On and Off
243
Setting the Cruise Control Speed
243
Canceling the Set Speed
244
Resuming the Set Speed
244
Cruise Control Indicators
244
Adaptive Cruise Control
245
How Does Adaptive Cruise Control With Stop and Go Work
245
What Is Adaptive Cruise Control With Lane Centering
245
What Is Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control
245
Adaptive Cruise Control Precautions - Vehicles With: Lane Centering
245
Adaptive Cruise Control Precautions - Vehicles With: Stop and Go
245
Adaptive Cruise Control Limitations - Vehicles With: Lane Centering
246
Adaptive Cruise Control Limitations - Vehicles With: Stop and Go
247
Switching Adaptive Cruise Control On and Off
249
Setting the Adaptive Cruise Control Speed
249
Setting the Adaptive Cruise Control Gap
250
Canceling the Set Speed
251
Resuming the Set Speed
251
Overriding the Set Speed
251
Adaptive Cruise Control Indicators - Vehicles With: Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control
252
Adaptive Cruise Control Indicators - Vehicles With: Lane Centering
252
Adaptive Cruise Control Indicators - Vehicles With: Stop and Go
252
Switching From Adaptive Cruise Control to Cruise Control
252
Switching Lane Centering On and Off
253
Switching Intelligent Mode On and Off
254
Adjusting the Set Speed Tolerance
254
Adaptive Cruise Control – Troubleshooting
254
Driving Aids
258
Driver Alert
258
Lane Keeping System
259
Blind Spot Information System
263
Cross Traffic Alert
267
Speed Sign Recognition
270
Steering
272
Pre-Collision Assist
272
Drive Mode Control
277
What Is Drive Mode Control
277
How Does Drive Mode Control Work
277
Selecting a Drive Mode
277
Drive Modes
277
Load Carrying
279
General Information
279
Rear Under Floor Storage
279
Cargo Nets
280
Roof Racks and Load Carriers
280
Load Limit
281
Towing
287
Towing a Trailer
287
Trailer Sway Control
288
Recommended Towing Weights
288
Essential Towing Checks
289
Towing the Vehicle on Four Wheels
291
Driving Hints
292
Reduced Engine Performance
292
Cold Weather Precautions
292
Breaking-In
292
Driving Economically
292
Driving Through Shallow Water
293
Floor Mats
293
Roadside Emergencies
295
Roadside Assistance
295
Hazard Flashers
296
Fuel Shutoff
296
Jump Starting the Vehicle
297
Collision, Damage or Fire Event
299
Post-Crash Alert System
300
Transporting the Vehicle
300
Customer Assistance
302
Getting the Services You Need
302
In California (U.S. Only)
303
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) Auto Line Program (U.S. Only)
304
Utilizing the Mediation/Arbitration Program (Canada Only)
305
Getting Assistance Outside the U.S. and Canada
305
Ordering Additional Owner's Literature
307
Reporting Safety Defects (U.S. Only)
307
Reporting Safety Defects (Canada Only)
307
Fuses
309
Fuse Specification Chart
309
Changing a Fuse
317
Maintenance
319
General Information
319
Opening and Closing the Hood
319
Under Hood Overview - 2.3L EcoBoost™
320
Under Hood Overview - 3.0L
321
Under Hood Overview - 3.3L
322
Engine Oil Dipstick - 2.3L EcoBoost™
323
Engine Oil Dipstick - 3.0L
323
Engine Oil Dipstick - 3.3L
323
Engine Oil Check
323
Oil Change Indicator Reset
324
Changing the Engine Air Filter - 2.3L EcoBoost™
325
Changing the Engine Air Filter - 3.0L
326
Changing the Engine Air Filter - 3.3L
327
Engine Coolant Check
328
Automatic Transmission Fluid Check
332
Brake Fluid Check
332
Power Steering Fluid Check
333
Changing the 12V Battery - Excluding: Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV)
333
Changing the 12V Battery - Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV)
336
Adjusting the Headlamps
339
Washer Fluid Check
340
Fuel Filter
340
Checking the Wiper Blades
340
Changing the Front Wiper Blades
340
Changing the Rear Wiper Blades
341
Changing a Bulb
341
Vehicle Care
343
General Information
343
Cleaning Products
343
Cleaning the Exterior
344
Waxing
345
Cleaning the Engine
345
Cleaning the Windows and Wiper Blades
346
Cleaning the Interior
346
Cleaning the Instrument Panel and Instrument Cluster Lens
347
Cleaning Leather Seats
347
Repairing Minor Paint Damage
348
Cleaning the Wheels
348
Vehicle Storage
348
Body Styling Kits
350
Wheels and Tires
351
General Information
351
Tire Care
353
Using Summer Tires
366
Using Winter Tires
366
Using Snow Chains
367
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
368
Changing a Road Wheel
374
Technical Specifications
380
Capacities and Specifications
382
Engine Specifications - 2.3L EcoBoost™
382
Engine Specifications - 3.0L, ST
382
Engine Specifications - 3.0L
384
Engine Specifications - 3.3L, Gasoline
384
Engine Specifications - 3.3L, Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV)
385
Motorcraft Parts - 2.3L EcoBoost™
386
Motorcraft Parts - 3.0L
386
Motorcraft Parts - 3.3L
387
Vehicle Identification Number
387
Capacities and Specifications - 2.3L EcoBoost™
388
Capacities and Specifications - 3.0L
395
Capacities and Specifications - 3.3L, Gasoline
402
Capacities and Specifications - 3.3L, Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV)
409
Bulb Specification Chart
416
Connected Vehicle
418
What Is a Connected Vehicle
418
Connected Vehicle Requirements
418
Connected Vehicle Limitations
418
Connecting the Vehicle to a Mobile Network
418
Connecting the Vehicle to a Wi-Fi Network - Vehicles With: SYNC 3
418
Connected Vehicle – Troubleshooting - Vehicles With: Modem
419
Connected Vehicle – Troubleshooting - Vehicles With: SYNC 3
420
Vehicle Wi-Fi Hotspot
422
Creating a Vehicle Wi-Fi Hotspot
422
Changing the Vehicle Wi-Fi Hotspot Name or Password
422
Audio System
423
General Information
423
Audio Unit
423
Digital Radio
424
Satellite Radio
426
USB Port
429
SYNC™ 3
431
General Information
431
Using Voice Recognition
433
Entertainment
439
Climate
449
Phone
451
Navigation
453
Electric Vehicle Information
458
Apps
459
Settings
462
SYNC™ 3 Troubleshooting
464
Accessories
477
Accessories
477
Ford Protect
478
Ford Protect
478
Scheduled Maintenance
480
General Maintenance Information
480
Normal Scheduled Maintenance
483
Special Operating Conditions Scheduled Maintenance
486
Customer Information
489
Rollover Warning
489
Radio Frequency Certification Labels
489
Warranty Information
533
Appendices
535
Electromagnetic Compatibility
535
End User License Agreement
538
Index
565

FAQ about the 2023 Ford Explorer Manual

What contains the 2023 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 2023 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
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage

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