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Table of Contents Table of Contents
Warning and control lights AM/FM stereo with CD AM/FM stereo with in-dash six CD Manual heating and air conditioning Rear window defroster Turn signal control Windshield wiper/washer control Steering wheel adjustment Locks and Security
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Table of Contents
Seating and Safety Restraints
Safety restraints Tires, Wheels and Loading
Wheel lug nut torque Recreational towing Transmission operation Getting roadside assistance Hazard flasher switch Fuel pump shut-off switch Reporting safety defects (U.S. only) 2005 05+ Mustang (197)
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Table of Contents
Maintenance and Specifications
Engine compartment Refill capacities Lubricant specifications All rights reserved. Reproduction by any means, electronic or mechanicalincluding photocopying, recording or by any information storage and retrievalsystem or translation in whole or part is not permitted without writtenauthorization from Ford Motor Company. Ford may change the contents withoutnotice and without incurring obligation.
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CALIFORNIA Proposition 65 Warning
WARNING: Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and
certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to
the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or otherreproductive harm. In addition, certain fluids contained in vehicles andcertain products of component wear contain or emit chemicals knownto the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or otherreproductive harm.
Congratulations on acquiring your new Ford. Please take the time to getwell acquainted with your vehicle by reading this handbook. The moreyou know and understand about your vehicle, the greater the safety andpleasure you will derive from driving it.
For more information on Ford Motor Company and its products visit thefollowing website:• In the United States: www.ford.com• In Canada: www.ford.ca• In Australia: www.ford.com.au• In Mexico: www.ford.com.mxAdditional owner information is given in separate publications.
This Owner's Guide describes every option and model variant availableand therefore some of the items covered may not apply to yourparticular vehicle. Furthermore, due to printing cycles it may describeoptions before they are generally available.
Remember to pass on this Owner's Guide when reselling the vehicle. Itis an integral part of the vehicle.
Fuel pump shut-off switch: In the event of an accident the
safety switch will automatically cut off the fuel supply to the
engine. The switch can also be activated through sudden vibration (e.g.
collision when parking). To reset the switch, refer to the Fuel pumpshut-off switch in the Roadside Emergencies chapter.
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SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION
Warning symbols in this guide
How can you reduce the risk of personal injury to yourself or others? Inthis guide, answers to such questions are contained in commentshighlighted by the warning triangle symbol. These comments should beread and observed.
Warning symbols on your vehicle
When you see this symbol, it isimperative that you consult therelevant section of this guide beforetouching or attempting adjustmentof any kind.
Protecting the environment
We must all play our part inprotecting the environment. Correctvehicle usage and the authorizeddisposal of waste, cleaning andlubrication materials are significantsteps towards this aim. Information in this respect is highlighted in thisguide with the tree symbol.
BREAKING-IN YOUR VEHICLE
Your vehicle does not need an extensive break-in. Try not to drivecontinuously at the same speed for the first 1,000 miles (1,600 km) ofnew vehicle operation. Vary your speed frequently in order to give themoving parts a chance to break in.
Do not add friction modifier compounds or special break-in oils duringthe first few thousand miles (kilometers) of operation, since theseadditives may prevent piston ring seating. See Engine oil in theMaintenance and Specifications chapter for more information on oilusage.
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The New Vehicle Limited Warranty includes Bumper-to-BumperCoverage, Safety Restraint Coverage, Corrosion Coverage, and 6.0LPower Stroke Diesel Engine Coverage. In addition, your vehicle is eligiblefor Emissions Defect and Emissions Performance Warranties. For adetailed description of what is covered and what is not covered, refer tothe Warranty Guide that is provided to you along with your Owner'sGuide. For your added safety, your vehicle is fitted with sophisticated electroniccontrols.
Please read the section Supplemental restraint system (SRS)in the Seating and Safety Restraints chapter. Failure to follow the specific warnings and instructions could result in personal injury.
Front seat mounted rear-facing child or infant seats should
NEVER be placed in front of an active passenger air bag.
Service Data Recording
Service data recorders in your vehicle are capable of collecting andstoring diagnostic information about your vehicle. This potentiallyincludes information about the performance or status of various systemsand modules in the vehicle, such as engine, throttle, steering or brakesystems. In order to properly diagnose and service your vehicle, FordMotor Company, Ford of Canada, and service and repair facilities mayaccess vehicle diagnostic information through a direct connection to yourvehicle when diagnosing or servicing your vehicle.
Event Data Recording
Other modules in your vehicle — event data recorders — are capable ofcollecting and storing data during a crash or near crash event. Therecorded information may assist in the investigation of such an event.
The modules may record information about both the vehicle and theoccupants, potentially including information such as:• how various systems in your vehicle were operating;• whether or not the driver and passenger seatbelts were buckled; 2005 05+ Mustang (197)
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• how far (if at all) the driver was depressing the accelerator and/or the • how fast the vehicle was traveling; and• where the driver was positioning the steering wheel.
To access this information, special equipment must be directly connectedto the recording modules. Ford Motor Company and Ford of Canada donot access event data recorder information without obtaining consent,unless pursuant to court order or where required by law enforcement,other government authorities or other third parties acting with lawfulauthority. Other parties may seek to access the informationindependently of Ford Motor Company and Ford of Canada.
MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA VEHICLE SPECIFIC INFORMATION
For your particular global region, your vehicle may be equipped with
features and options that are different from the ones that are described
in this Owner's Guide; therefore, a supplement has been supplied that
complements this book. By referring to the pages in the provided
supplement, you can properly identify those features, recommendations
and specifications that are unique to your vehicle. Refer to this
Owner's Guide for all other required information and warnings.

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These are some of the symbols you may see on your vehicle.
Vehicle Symbol Glossary
See Owner's Guide Fasten Safety Belt Child Seat Installation Child Seat Tether Anti-Lock Brake System Non-Petroleum Based Powertrain Malfunction Master Lighting Switch Hazard Warning Flasher Windshield Wash/Wipe 2005 05+ Mustang (197)
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Vehicle Symbol Glossary
Power Window Lockout Child Safety Door Compartment Release Do Not Open When Hot Avoid Smoking, Flames, Maintain Correct Fluid Power Steering Fluid Engine Air Filter Passenger Compartment 2005 05+ Mustang (197)
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Instrument Cluster WARNING LIGHTS AND CHIMES
Base instrument cluster
Optional instrument cluster
Warning lights and gauges can alert you to a vehicle condition that maybecome serious enough to cause extensive repairs. A warning light mayilluminate when a problem exists with one of your vehicle's functions.
Many lights will illuminate when you start your vehicle to make sure thebulbs work. If any light remains on after starting the vehicle, have therespective system inspected immediately.
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Service Engine Soon: The Service
Engine Soon
indicator light
illuminates when the ignition is first
turned to the ON position to check
the bulb. Solid illumination after the engine is started indicates the On
Board Diagnostics System (OBD-II) has detected a malfunction. Refer to
On board diagnostics (OBD-II) in the Maintenance and Specifications
chapter. If the light is blinking, engine misfire is occurring which could
damage your catalytic converter. Drive in a moderate fashion (avoid
heavy acceleration and deceleration) and have your vehicle serviced
immediately.
Under engine misfire conditions, excessive exhaust temperaturescould damage the catalytic converter, the fuel system, interior floor coverings or other vehicle components, possibly causing a fire.
Check fuel cap (if equipped):
Illuminates when the fuel cap may
not be properly installed. Continued
driving with this light on may cause
the Service engine soon warning
light to come on. Refer to Fuel
filler cap
in the Maintenance and Specifications chapter.
Brake system warning light: To
confirm the brake system warning
light is functional, it willmomentarily illuminate when the ignition is turned to the ON positionwhen the engine is not running, or in a position between ON and START,or by applying the parking brake when the ignition is turned to the ONposition. If the brake system warning light does not illuminate at thistime, seek service immediately from your dealership. Illumination afterreleasing the parking brake indicates low brake fluid level and the brakesystem should be inspected immediately by your servicing dealership.
Driving a vehicle with the brake system warning light on isdangerous. A significant decrease in braking performance may occur. It will take you longer to stop the vehicle. Have the vehiclechecked by your dealer immediately.
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Anti-lock brake system (if
equipped):
If the ABS light stays
illuminated or continues to flash, amalfunction has been detected, havethe system serviced immediately.
Normal braking is still functional unless the brake warning light also isilluminated.
Air bag readiness: If this light fails
to illuminate when ignition is turned
to ON, continues to flash or remains
on, have the system serviced
immediately. A chime will also sound when a malfunction in the
supplemental restraint system has been detected.
Safety belt: Reminds you to fasten
your safety belt. A chime will also
sound to remind you to fasten your
safety belt.
Charging system: Illuminates when
the battery is not charging properly.
Engine oil pressure (if
equipped):
Illuminates when the oil
pressure falls below the normal
range, refer to Engine oil in the
Maintenance and Specifications chapter.
Engine coolant temperature:
Illuminates when the engine coolant
temperature is high. Stop the
vehicle as soon as possible, switch off the engine and let cool. Refer to
Engine coolant in the Maintenance and Specifications chapter.
Never remove the coolant reservoir cap while the engine isrunning or hot.
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Traction Controlactive (if
equipped):
Flashes when the
Traction Control娂 is active. If the
light remains on a malfunction has
been detected; have the system
serviced immediately, refer to the
Driving chapter for more information.
Overdrive off (automatic
transmission): Illuminates when
the overdrive function of the
transmission has been turned off,refer to the Driving chapter. If the light flashes steadily or does notilluminate, have the transmission serviced soon, or damage may occur.
Low fuel (if equipped):
Illuminates when the fuel level in
the fuel tank is at or near empty
(refer to Fuel gauge in this
chapter).
Speed control (if equipped):
Illuminates when the speed control
is engaged. Turns off when the
speed control system is disengaged.
Door/Trunk ajar: Illuminates when
the ignition is in the ON position
and any door or trunk is open.
Anti-theft system: Flashes when
the Securilock娂 Passive Anti-theft
System has been activated.
Electronic throttle control (if
equipped):
Illuminates when the
engine has defaulted to a
'limp-home' operation. Report the
fault to a dealer at the earliest opportunity.
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Turn signal: Illuminates when the
left or right turn signal or the
hazard lights are turned on. If the
indicators stay on or flash faster, check for a burned out bulb.
High beams: Illuminates when the
high beam headlamps are turned on.
Daytime running lamps (DRL)
(if equipped):
Illuminates when
the Daytime running lamps are on.
Also is an indication that the tail
lamps, license plate lamps, side marker lamps and parking lamps are
switched OFF.
Always remember to turn on your headlamps at dusk or duringinclement weather. The Daytime Running Lamp (DRL) system does not activate the tail lamps and generally may not provideadequate lighting during these conditions. Failure to activate yourheadlamps under these conditions may result in a collision.
Key-in-ignition warning chime: Sounds when the key is left in the
ignition in the OFF/LOCK or ACCESSORY position and the driver's door
is opened.
Headlamps on warning chime: Sounds when the headlamps or parking
lamps are on, the ignition is off (the key is not in the ignition) and the
driver's door is opened.
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Base instrument cluster gauges
Optional instrument cluster gauges
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Speedometer: Indicates the current vehicle speed.
• Base instrument cluster
• Optional instrument cluster Engine coolant temperature
gauge:
Indicates engine coolant
temperature. At normal operating
temperature, the needle will be in
the normal range (between "H" and
"C"). If it enters the red section, the
engine is overheating. Stop the
vehicle as soon as safely possible,
switch off the engine and let the engine cool.
Never remove the coolant reservoir cap while the engine isrunning or hot.
Odometer: Registers the total miles (kilometers) of the vehicle.
• Base instrument cluster
• Optional instrument clusterRefer to Message Center in theDrivers Controls chapter on how toswitch the display from Metric toEnglish.
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Trip odometer: Registers the miles (kilometers) of individual journeys.
• Base instrument cluster
Press and release the RESET button
on the cluster to toggle between
odometer and trip odometer display.
To reset, press and hold for less
than 2 seconds.
• Optional instrument cluster
Press and release the message
center INFO button until TRIP
mode appears in the display. Press
the RESET button to reset.
Tachometer: Indicates the engine speed in revolutions per minute.
Driving with your tachometer pointer continuously at the top of the scale
may damage the engine.
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Battery voltage gauge (if
equipped):
Indicates the battery
voltage when the ignition is in the
ON position. If the pointer moves
and stays outside the normal
operating range, have the vehicle's
electrical system checked as soon as
possible.
Engine oil pressure gauge (if
equipped):
Indicates engine oil
pressure. The needle should stay in
the normal operating range
(between "L" and "H"). If the needle
falls below the normal range, stop
the vehicle, turn off the engine and
check the engine oil level. Add oil if
needed. If the oil level is correct (and gauge reads no/low oil
pressure.), shut down the engine immediately and contact your
dealership for service or by a qualified technician.
Fuel gauge: Indicates
approximately how much fuel is left
in the fuel tank (when the ignition
is in the ON position). The fuel
gauge may vary slightly when the
vehicle is in motion or on a grade.
The FUEL icon and arrow indicateswhich side of the vehicle the fuel filler door is located.
Refer to Filling the tank in the Maintenance and Specificationschapter for more information.
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Entertainment Systems AM/FM STEREO/ SINGLE CD SOUND SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
Tuner: Press to
manually go up or down the radiofrequency. Also use in menu modeto select various settings.
2. Phone/mute: Press to mute the
playing media. Press again to return
to the playing media.
3. Menu: Press to toggle through
the following modes:
Bass: Press to adjust the bass setting. Use
Treble: Press to adjust the treble setting. Use
Balance: Press to adjust the audio between the left and right speakers.
Fade: Press to adjust the audio between the front and rear speakers.
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Speed sensitive volume: Radio volume changes automatically and
slightly with vehicle speed to compensate for road and wind noise.
Recommended level is 1–3. Level 0 turns the feature off and level 7 is
the maximum setting.
Press MENU to access and use volume setting. The level will appear in the display.
Setting the clock: Press MENU until SELECT HOUR or SELECT
MINUTE is displayed. Use
to manually increase/decrease Press MENU again to disengage clock mode.
Autoset: Allows you to set the strongest local radio stations without
losing your original manually set preset stations for AM/FM1/FM2. Press
MENU to access. Use to set or turn on/off.
When the six strongest stations are filled, the station stored in preset 1will begin playing. If there are less than six strong stations, the systemwill store the last one in the remaining presets. You can then access thestations by pressing the memory presets. To disengage, press MENU to to turn the feature off.
4. Aux: If no auxiliary sources are
available, NO AUX AUDIO will be
displayed.
5. Seek: Press to access the next
strong radio station or the next
track on the compact disc.
6. Text: This control is not
operational.
7. Shuffle: Press to play tracks in
random order.
8. Comp (Compression): In CD
mode, brings soft and loud CD
passages together for a more
consistent listening level.
9. Repeat: Press to repeat the
current CD track.
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10. Fast forward: Press to
manually advance in a CD track.
11. Rewind: Press to manually
reverse in a CD track.
12. Memory presets: To set a
station: Select frequency band
AM/FM; tune to a station, press and
hold a preset button until sound returns.
13. Scan: Press for a brief sampling
of radio stations or CD tracks. Press
again to stop.
14. Seek: Press to access the next
strong radio station or the previous
track on the compact disc.
15. AM/FM: Press to select AM/FM
frequency band.
16. ON/OFF/Volume: Press to turn
ON/OFF. Turn to increase/decrease
volume.
If the volume is set above a certain
level and the ignition is turned off,
the volume will come back on at a
"nominal" listening level when the ignition switch is turned back on.
17. CD: Press to enter CD mode. If
a CD is already loaded into the
system, CD play will begin where it
ended last.
18. CD eject: Press to eject a CD.
19. CD slot: Insert a CD label side
up.
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SHAKER 500 — AUDIOPHILE IN-DASH SIX CD/MP3 SOUND
SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)

SHAKER 1000 — AUDIOPHILE IN-DASH SIX CD/MP3 SOUND
SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)

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Your vehicle may be equipped with the SHAKER 1000威 audio system.
This system is equipped with a rack of amplifiers and subwoofers in thetrunk of the vehicle.
The SHAKER 1000威 audio system is capable of producing very high
sound pressure levels. For your listening comfort and protection, it is not
recommended to listen to the SHAKER 1000威 audio system at high
volume levels for extended periods of time.
Press to manually go up or downthe radio frequency or to select adesired disc. Also use in menu modeto select various settings.
2. Phone/mute: Press to mute the
playing media. Press again to return
to the playing media.
3. Menu: Press to toggle through
the following modes:
SHAKER: Select to engage SHAKER 1000 mode. SHAKER 1000 mode
enhances acoustic sound for all seating locations and increases the signal
to the trunk mounted speakers and amplifiers for enhanced bass
to toggle SHAKER mode Track/Folder Mode: Available only on MP3 discs in CD mode. In Track
Mode, pressing
will scroll through all tracks on the disc.
In Folder mode, pressing will scroll only through tracks within the selected folder.
Compression: Available only in CD mode, brings soft and loud CD
passages together for a more consistent listening level.
Repeat: Available only in CD mode. Press to repeat the current CD
track.
Autoset: Allows you to set the strongest local radio stations without
losing your original manually set preset stations for AM/FM1/FM2. Press
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will begin playing. If there are less than six strong stations, the systemwill store the last one in the remaining presets. You can then access thestations by pressing the memory presets. To disengage, press MENU to to turn the feature off.
Bass: Press to adjust the bass setting. Use
Treble: Press to adjust the treble setting. Use
Balance: Press to adjust the audio between the left and right speakers.
Fade: Press to adjust the audio between the front and rear speakers.
Occupancy mode:: Use
select and optimize sound for ALL SEATS, DRIVERS SEAT or REAR SEATS.
Speed sensitive volume: Radio volume changes automatically and
slightly with vehicle speed to compensate for road and wind noise.
Recommended level is 1–3. Level 0 turns the feature off and level 7 is
the maximum setting.
Press MENU to access and use volume setting. The level will appear in the display.
Setting the clock: Press until SELECT HOUR or SELECT MINS is
to adjust the hours/minutes.
RDS: Allows you to search RDS-equipped stations for a certain category
of music format: Classic, Country, Info, Jazz/RB, Religious, Rock, Soft,
Top 40. RDS (only available in FM mode) must be activated to access
Find and Show functions.
To activate, press and hold MENU until RDS (ON/OFF) appears in the
display. Press MENU repeatedly to scroll through Find, Show and RDS.
to toggle RDS ON/OFF. When RDS is Off, you will not be able to access Find and Show functions.
Find: Allows you to search RDS-equipped stations for the desired music
category. Use
to find the desired program type, then use or SCAN to begin the search.
Show: Allows you to display the name of the radio station or program
to show type, name or none.
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4. Aux: If no auxiliary sources are
available, NO AUX AUDIO will be
displayed.
5. Seek: Press to access the next
strong station or track. Also use in
menu mode to select various
settings.
6. Text: In CD mode, this feature
reads and displays track song title,
artist name and album title.
7. Shuffle: Press to play the tracks
in random order.
8. FOLDER: Press to access next
folder on MP3 discs, if folders are
available.
9. FOLDER: press to access the
previous folder on MP3 discs, if
folders are available.
10. Fast forward: Press to
manually advance in a CD track.
11. Rewind: Press to manually
reverse in a CD track.
12. Memory presets: To set a
station: Select frequency band
AM/FM; tune to a station, press and
hold a preset button until sound returns.
13. Scan: Press for a brief sampling
of radio stations or CD tracks. Press
again to stop.
14. Seek: Press to access the
previous strong station or track.
15. AM/FM: Press to select AM/FM
frequency band.
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16. ON/OFF/Volume: Press to turn
ON/OFF. Turn to increase/decrease
volume.
If the volume is set above a certain
level and the ignition is turned off,
the volume will come back on at a
"nominal" listening level when the ignition switch is turned back on.
17. CD: Press to enter CD mode. If
a CD is already loaded into the
system, CD play will begin where it
ended last.
18. LOAD: Press to begin the CD
load sequence. When the radio
prompts to select a slot, use the
presets to select the desired slot to
load the CD. If the selected slot
already contains a CD, the display will read SLOT FULL. Press and hold
to autoload up to 6 CDs. Load CDs one at a time when the radio
prompts to load a CD.
19. CD eject: Press to begin the CD
eject sequence When the radio
prompts to select a CD, use the
presets to select the desired CD to eject. Press and hold to auto eject all
CDs present in the system. If there is no CD present, the display will
read NO CD.
20. CD slot: Insert one CD at a
time, label side up, when the system
prompts to load a CD.
MP3 TRACK AND FOLDER STRUCTURE
Your MP3 system recognizes MP3 individual tracks and a folder structureas follows:• There are two different modes for MP3 disc playback: MP3 track mode (system default) and MP3 folder mode.
• MP3 track mode ignores any folder structure present on the MP3 disc.
The player sequentially numbers each MP3 track on the disc (denotedby the .mp3 file extension) from T001 to T255.
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from 01–01 to 99–99. The first two digits denote the folder number andthe last two digits denote the track number within that folder.
• Creating discs with only one level of folders will help with navigation through the disc files.
With accessory delay, the window switches, moon roof (if equipped) andaudio system may be used for up to ten minutes after the ignition switchis turn to the OFF position or until any door is opened.
AM and FM frequencies are established by the Federal CommunicationsCommission (FCC) and the Canadian Radio and TelecommunicationsCommission (CRTC). Those frequencies are: AM - 530, 540–1600, 1710 kHz FM- 87.7, 87.9–107.7, 107.9 MHz RADIO RECEPTION FACTORS
There are three factors that can affect radio reception:• Distance/strength: The further you travel from an FM station, the weaker the signal and the weaker the reception.
• Terrain: Hills, mountains, tall buildings, power lines, electric fences, traffic lights and thunderstorms can interfere with your reception.
• Station overload: When you pass a broadcast tower, a stronger signal may overtake a weaker one and play while the weak station frequencyis displayed.
CD PLAYER CARE
Do:• Handle discs by their edges only. Never touch the playing surface.
• Inspect discs before playing. Clean only with an approved CD cleaner and wipe from the center out.
Don't:• Expose discs to direct sunlight or heat sources for extended periods • Insert more than one disc into each slot of the CD changer magazine.
• Clean using a circular motion.
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CD units are designed to play commercially pressed 4.75 in
(12 cm) audio compact discs only. Due to technical
incompatibility, certain recordable and re-recordable compact
discs may not function correctly when used in Ford CD players.
Irregular shaped CDs, CDs with a scratch protection film
attached, and CDs with homemade paper (adhesive) labels should
not be inserted into the CD player. The label may peel and cause
the CD to become jammed. It is recommended that homemade
CDs be identified with permanent felt tip marker rather than
adhesive labels. Ball point pens may damage CDs. Please contact
your dealer for further information.

AUDIO SYSTEM WARRANTY AND SERVICE
Refer to the Warranty Guide for audio system warranty information. Ifservice is necessary, see your dealer or qualified technician.
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MANUAL HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM
1. Temperature selection: Controls the temperature of the airflow in
the vehicle.
2. Mode selections: Controls the location of the airflow in the vehicle.
See the following for a brief description of each selection.
MAX A/C: Distributes recirculated
air through the instrument panel
vents to cool the vehicle. This
re-cooling of the interior air is more
economical and efficient.
Recirculated air may also help
reduce undesirable odors from
entering the vehicle.
: Distributes air through the
instrument panel vents.
: Distributes air through the instrument panel vents and the floor
O (OFF): Outside air is shut out and the climate system is turned off.
: Distributes air through the floor vents.
: Distributes air through the windshield defroster vents and floor
: Distributes air through the windshield defroster vents. Can be
used to clear the windshield of fog and thin ice.
3. Rear defroster (R
): Press to activate/deactivate the rear window
defroster. Refer to Rear window defroster later in this section for moreinformation.
4. Recirculation control
: Press to activate/deactivate air recirculation in cabin. Recirculated air may reduce the amount of time tocool down the interior of the vehicle and may also help reduce undesiredexterior odors from reaching the interior of the vehicle. Recirculationengages automatically with selection of MAX A/C or can be engagedmanually in any other mode selection except Recirculation may turn off automatically in all airflow selections exceptMAX A/C.
5. A/C: Press to activate/deactivate air conditioning. Use with
recirculated air to improve cooling performance. Engages automatically
in MAX A/C,
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6. Fan speed adjustment: Controls the volume of air circulated in the
vehicle.
Operating tips
• To reduce fog build up on the windshield during humid weather, place
the air flow selector in the (defrost) position.
• To reduce humidity build up inside the vehicle, do not drive with the airflow selector in the O (OFF) position or with recirculated airengaged.
• Do not put objects under the front seats that will interfere with the airflow to the back seats.
• Remove any snow, ice or leaves from the air intake area at the base of the windshield.
• To improve the A/C cool down, drive with the windows slightly open for 2-3 minutes after start up or until the vehicle has been "aired out." For maximum cooling performance in MAX A/C mode:
1. Move temperature control to the coolest setting.
2. Set the fan to the highest speed initially, then adjust to maintaincomfort.
For maximum cooling performance in panel or panel/floor modes:
1. Move temperature control to the coolest setting.
2. Select A/C and recirculated air ( ) to provide colder airflow.
3. Set the fan to the highest speed initially, then adjust to maintaincomfort.
To aid in side window defogging/demisting in cold weather:
2. Select A/C.
3. Adjust the temperature control to maintain comfort.
4. Set the fan speed to the highest setting.
5. Direct the outer instrument panel vents towards the side windows.
6. To increase airflow to the outer instrument panel vents, close thevents located in the middle of the instrument panel.
Do not place objects on top of the instrument panel as theseobjects may become projectiles in a collision or sudden stop.
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REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER (R
Ensure that the ignition is in the 3 (ON) position. Press the control toclear the rear window of thin ice and fog. The LED will illuminate.
The rear window defroster turns off automatically after 10 minutes, orwhen the ignition is turned to the 1 (OFF/LOCK) position. To manuallyturn off the defroster before 10 minutes have passed, push the controlagain.
Do not use razor blades or other sharp objects to clean the inside
of the rear window or to remove decals from the inside of the
rear window. This may cause damage to the heated grid lines and
will not be covered by your warranty.

CABIN AIR FILTER
Your vehicle is equipped with a cabin air filter, which is located just infront of the windshield under the cowl grille on the passenger side of thevehicle.
The particulate air filtration system is designed to reduce theconcentration of airborne particles such as dust, spores and pollen in theair being supplied to the interior of the vehicle. The particulate filtrationsystem gives the following benefits to customers:• Improves the customer's driving comfort by reducing particle • Improves the interior compartment cleanliness• Protects the climate control components from particle depositsFor more information regarding the interval at which you should replacethe cabin air filter, refer to your Scheduled Maintenance Guide.
For more cabin air filter information, or to replace the filter, see yourauthorized dealer.
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Turns the lamps off.
Turns on the parking lamps, instrument panel lamps, license plate lamps and tail lamps.
Turns the headlamps on.
Foglamp control (if equipped)
The foglamps can be turned onwhen the headlamp control is inthe high beams are not on.
Pull the headlamp control towardsyou to turn on the foglamps. Theindicator light under the foglampsymbol will illuminate.
Daytime running lamps (DRL) (if equipped)
Turns the headlamps on with a reduced output. When activated, the DRLtelltale is illuminated.
To activate:• the ignition must be in the ON position,• the headlamp control is in the OFF or parking lamp position and• the parking brake must be disengaged.
Always remember to turn on your headlamps at dusk or duringinclement weather. The Daytime Running Lamp (DRL) system does not activate the tail lamps and generally may not provideadequate lighting during these conditions. Failure to activate yourheadlamps under these conditions may result in a collision.
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High beams
Pull the lever towards you, to thesecond detent, to activate. Pull thelever towards you again todeactivate.
Flash to pass
Pull toward you, to the first detent,to activate and release to deactivate.
PANEL DIMMER CONTROL
Use to adjust the brightness of theinstrument panel and all applicableswitches in the vehicle duringheadlamp and parklamp operation.
Move the control to the full uprightposition, past detent, to turn on theinterior lamps.
AIMING THE HEADLAMPS
The headlamps on your vehicle are properly aimed at the assembly plant.
If your vehicle has been in an accident the alignment of your headlampsshould be checked by a qualified service technician.
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Headlamp vertical aim adjustment
1. Park the vehicle directly in front of a wall or screen on a level surface,approximately 25 feet (7.6 meters) away.
• (1) Eight feet• (2) Center height of lamp to ground• (3) Twenty five feet• (4) Horizontal reference line2. Measure the height from thecenter of your headlamp to theground and mark an 8 foot (2.4meter) horizontal reference line onthe vertical wall or screen at thisheight (a piece of masking tapeworks well). The center of the lampis marked by a 3.0 mm circle on theheadlamp lens.
3. Turn on the low beam headlamps to illuminate the wall or screen andopen the hood.
4. On the wall or screen you willobserve a flat zone of high intensitylight located at the top of the beampattern.
5. If the top edge of the highintensity light zone is not at thehorizontal reference line, theheadlamp will need to be adjusted.
6. Locate the vertical adjuster oneach headlamp, then use a 7 mmAllen wrench or a Phillipsscrewdriver to adjust the headlampup or down.
7. HORIZONTAL AIM IS NOTREQUIRED FOR THIS VEHICLEAND IS NON-ADJUSTABLE.
8. Close the hood and turn off thelamps.
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TURN SIGNAL CONTROL
• Push down to activate the left
turn signal.
• Push up to activate the right turn The flash rate of the turn signal will speed up considerably if theLighting Control Module detects a left or right turn lamp bulb (front orrear) is burned out.
Map lamps
Press the controls on either side ofthe lamp to turn the light on.
The headlamps are vented to equalize pressure. When moist air entersthe headlamp(s) through the vents, there is a possibility thatcondensation can occur. This condensation is normal and will clearwithin 45 minutes of headlamp operation.
Check the operation of all bulbs frequently.
Replacing exterior bulbs
Check the operation of all the bulbs frequently.
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Using the right bulbs
Replacement bulbs are specified in the chart below. Headlamp bulbsmust be marked with an authorized "D.O.T." for North America and an"E" for Europe to assure lamp performance, light brightness and patternand safe visibility. The correct bulbs will not damage the lamp assemblyor void the lamp assembly warranty and will provide quality bulb burntime.
Trade Number
Park lamp, turn lamp, side marker (front) Sidemarker (front) Tail lamp, brakelamp, turn lamp Sidemarker (rear) High-mount brakelamp License plate lamp Overhead console/map lamp All replacement bulbs are clear in color except where noted.
To replace all instrument panel lights - see your dealer.
Replacing headlamp bulbs
To remove the headlamp bulb: 1. Make sure headlamp switch is in the OFF position, then open thehood.
2. Disconnect the electrical connector from the bulb by depressing theretainer clip and pulling rearward.
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3. Remove the bulb by rotating itcounterclockwise and pulling itstraight out.
Handle a halogen headlampbulb carefully and keep out of children's reach. Grasp the bulbonly by its plastic base and do nottouch the glass. The oil from yourhand could cause the bulb tobreak the next time theheadlamps are operated.
Install the new bulb in reverseorder.
Replacing front parking lamp/turn signal bulbs
1. Make sure the headlamp control is in the OFF position and open thehood.
2. Locate the lamp assembly fromunderneath the vehicle and rotatethe bulb socket counterclockwiseand remove from lamp assembly.
3. Pull the bulb straight out fromthe socket.
Install the new bulb in reverse order.
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Replacing front parking lamp/turn signal bulbs
1. Make sure the headlamp control is in the OFF position and open thehood.
2. Locate the lamp assembly fromunderneath the vehicle and rotatethe bulb socket counterclockwiseand remove from lamp assembly.
3. Pull the bulb straight out fromthe socket.
Install the new bulb in reverse order.
Replacing foglamp bulbs
1. Make sure the headlamp control is in the OFF position and open thehood.
2. Remove the sight shield byloosening the six fasteners with aflat head screwdriver.
3. Remove the two underhood boltsattaching the bumper cover next tothe grill and then pull thecover/grille/foglamp assemblyforward to access the foglamp bulbs.
4. Disconnect the electricalconnector from the bulb by pullingit straight off.
5. Rotate the bulb counterclockwise and remove from the lamp assembly.
6. Install the new bulb in reverse order.
Install the new bulb in reverse order.
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Replacing tail lamp/brake/rear turn signal lamp bulbs
The tail lamp, the brake lamp and the turn signal lamp bulbs are locatedin the tail lamp assembly. Follow the same steps to replace either bulb.
1. Make sure headlamp switch is inOFF position, then open the trunk.
2. Carefully remove fastenersaround the lamp area and thenremove the interior trunk trim.
3. Disconnect the electrical grommetby pulling it straight off of the lampassembly.
4. Remove three nut and washerassemblies and the lamp assemblyfrom the vehicle.
5. Remove the bulb socket by rotating it counterclockwise, then pulling itout of the lamp assembly.
6. Pull the bulb straight from thesocket.
Install the new bulb in reverse order.
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Replacing backup bulbs
The backup lamp is located in the tail lamp assembly. Follow the samesteps to replace either bulb.
1. Make sure headlamp switch is inOFF position, then open the trunk.
2. Carefully remove fastenersaround the lamp area, then removethe interior trunk trim.
3. Disconnect the electricalconnector by pulling it straight offof the lamp assembly.
4. Remove the three nut and washerassemblies and the lamp assemblyfrom the vehicle.
5. Remove the bulb socket by rotating it counterclockwise, then pulling itout of the lamp assembly.
6. Pull the bulb straight from thesocket.
Install the new bulb in reverse order.
Replacing rear sidemarker lamp bulbs
1. Make sure the headlamp switch isin the OFF position and locate thesidemarker on the rear bumperfascia.
2. Install a flathead screwdriverbetween the rear of the sidemarkerlens and the bumper fascia.
3. Push the screwdriver to the frontof the vehicle and then slide it towards you to pop out the lens cover.
4. Carefully pull the bulb straight out of socket.
Install the new bulb in reverse order.
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Replacing high-mount brake lamp bulbs
1. Make sure the headlamp switch is in the OFF position and then openthe trunk.
2. Inside trunk, pull the trim panelstraight off of the underside of thetrunk lid.
3. Locate the lighting assembly andpush the release tab to access thebulb socket.
4. Carefully pull the bulb straightout of socket.
Install the new bulb in reverse order.
Replacing license plate lamp bulbs
1. Make sure the headlamp switch isin the OFF position, then removethe two screws and the license platelamp assembly.
2. Remove bulb socket by turningcounterclockwise.
3. Carefully pull the bulb out fromthe socket.
Install new bulb(s) in reverse order.
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Windshield wiper: For intermittent
operation, move control up one
position.
Adjust the rotary control to thedesired speed setting.
For normal or low speed wiperoperation, move control up twopositions from OFF.
For high speed wiper operation,move control up three positionsfrom OFF.
Windshield washer: Pull the end
of the stalk towards you:
• briefly: causes a single swipe of
the wipers without washer fluid.
• a quick pull and hold: the wipers will swipe three times withwasher fluid.
• a long pull and hold: the wipers and washer fluid will be activated for up to ten seconds.
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Changing the wiper blades
1. Pull the wiper arm away from thevehicle. Turn the blade at an anglefrom the wiper arm. Push the lockpin manually to release the bladeand pull the wiper blade downtoward the windshield to remove itfrom the arm.
2. Attach the new wiper to thewiper arm and press it into placeuntil a click is heard.
3. Replace wiper blades every 6months for optimum performance.
4. Poor wiper quality can sometimesbe improved by cleaning the wiperblades, refer to Window and wiperblades in the Cleaning chapter.
5. To prolong the life of the wiper blades, it is highly recommended toscrape off the ice on the windshield before turning on the wipers. Thelayer of ice has many sharp edges and can damage the micro edge of thewiper rubber element.
TILT STEERING WHEEL (IF EQUIPPED)
To adjust the steering wheel: 1. Push the lever down to unlockthe steering column. While the leveris in the down position, tilt thesteering column to its desiredorientation.
2. While holding the steeringcolumn, pull the lever up to itsoriginal position to lock the steeringcolumn.
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AUXILIARY POWER POINT (12VDC)
Power outlets are designed for accessory plugs only. Do not insert
any other object in the power outlet for this will damage the
outlet and blow the fuse. Do not hang any type of accessory or
accessory bracket from the plug. Improper use of the power
outlet can cause damage not covered by your warranty.

The power point is an additionalpower source for electricalaccessories. The power points arelocated on the instrument panel andinside the center console storagebin.
Do not use the power point foroperating the cigarette lighterelement (if equipped).
To prevent the fuse from beingblown, do not use the power point(s) over the vehicle capacity of 12VDC/180W.
To prevent the battery from being discharged, do not use the powerpoint longer than necessary when the engine is not running.
Always keep the power point caps closed when not being used.
Cigarette/Cigar lighter (if equipped)
Do not plug optional electrical accessories into the cigarette lightersocket.
Do not hold the lighter in with your hand while it is heating, this willdamage the lighter element and socket. The lighter will be released fromits heating position when it is ready to be used.
Improper use of the lighter can cause damage not covered by yourwarranty.
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When closing the power windows, you should verify they are freeof obstructions and ensure that children and/or pets are not in the proximity of the window openings.
Press and pull the switches to openand close windows.
• Push down (to the first detent) and hold the switch to open.
• Pull up (to the first detent) and hold the switch to close.
Express down (One Touch Down, Front windows only)
Allows the driver and passenger'swindow to open fully withoutholding the control down. Push theswitch completely down to the second detent and release quickly.
The window will open fully.
Momentarily press the switch to any
position to stop the window
operation.
Express Up (One Touch Up, Front windows only)
Allows the driver and passenger'swindow to close fully withoutholding the control up. Pull theswitch completely up to the seconddetent and release quickly. Thewindow will close fully. Momentarilypress the switch to any position tostop the window operation Accessory delay
With accessory delay, the window switches and radio may be used for up
to ten minutes after the ignition switch is turned to the OFF position or
until any door or trunk is opened.
Bounce Back (Front windows only)
When an obstacle has been detected in the window opening as the
window is moving upward, the window will automatically move down and
stop at a prescribed position.
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Bounce Back Override (Front windows only)
To override Bounce Back, within 2 seconds after reaching Bounce Back
position, if the switch is moved from the Neutral to the Express Up
position the window will travel up with no bounce back protection.
If the switch is released before the window reaches fully closed position,
the window will stop. For example: Bounce Back Override can be used to
overcome the resistance of ice on the window or seals.
Restoring the Express up functionality (Front windows only)
Under low battery power conditions, Express Up only functionality may
be lost. To reset this function after restoring full battery power, pull the
switch to the Express Up position, hold the switch until the glass
reaches the stall position and continue to hold for 2 seconds. Push the
window switch DOWN and operate the window to the full down position.
Express UP will now be functional. Perform Express UP
re-calibration with door closed only. Calibrating with door open
will cause the window to continuously bounce back.

Short drop glass (Front windows only)
In order to improve door efforts and sealing, your vehicle is equippedwith short drop glass. This feature lowers the glass when either door isopened. The glass returns to its closed position when the door is closed.
Proper operation of the short drop glass requires that the windows be
calibrated. Though your windows will have been calibrated before
your vehicle is delivered to you, it is possible for the windows to
lose calibration.
If a window loses its calibration, your short drop
feature will lower the window, but will not raise it again when the door is
closed. To re-calibrate the window, pull the switch up to raise the
window until it completes its travel and hold the switch up for 2
seconds. Another possible effect of lost calibration is that the feature
may not lower the window. To re-calibrate the window in this case, lower
the window until it completes its travel and hold the switch down for 2
seconds. Immediately after releasing the window down switch, pull the
switch up to raise the window until it completes its travel and hold the
switch up for 2 seconds. Perform Short drop re-calibration with
doors closed only. Re-Calibrating with doors open will cause the
window to continuously bounce back.

Rear Power Windows (Convertible Only)
The rear quarter windows are operated by a single window switchlocated at the Driver door window controls. Press and pull the windowswitch to open and close the windows.
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• Push down and hold the switch to open.
• Pull up and hold the switch to close.
Rear Power Windows Manual Override (Convertible Only)
The rear quarter window switch will not operate under the followingconditions:• Convertible top is moving.
• Convertible top is not completely UP or DOWN.
In the event that the rear quarter window switch does not operate whenthe convertible top is completely UP or DOWN, the rear quarter windowscan be manually raised UP.
The following procedure must be performed within 2 minutes:
• Turn the ignition key to the OFF position, then turn back to the ON
• Press the rear window switch DOWN 3 times.
• Turn the ignition key to the OFF position, then turn back to the ON • Pull and hold the rear window switch UP and hold for 3 seconds, the rear windows will begin to start moving UP.
POWER SIDE VIEW MIRRORS (IF EQUIPPED)
To adjust your mirrors: 1. Rotate the control clockwise toadjust the right mirror and rotatethe control counterclockwise toadjust the left mirror.
2. Move the control in the directionyou wish to tilt the mirror.
3. Return to the center position to lock mirrors in place.
SPEED CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
With speed control set, you can maintain a speed of 30 mph (48 km/h)or more without keeping your foot on the accelerator pedal. Speedcontrol does not work at speeds below 30 mph (48 km/h).
Do not use the speed control in heavy traffic or on roads thatare winding, slippery or unpaved.
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Setting speed control
The controls for using your speedcontrol are located on the steering wheel for your convenience.
1. Press the ON control and releaseit.
2. Accelerate to the desired speed.
3. Press the SET + control andrelease it.
4. Take your foot off the acceleratorpedal.
5. The indicator light on the instrument cluster will turn on.
Note:
• Vehicle speed may vary momentarily when driving up and down a
• If the vehicle speed increases above the set speed on a downhill, you may want to apply the brakes to reduce the speed.
• If the vehicle speed decreases more than 10 mph (16 km/h) below your set speed on an uphill, your speed control will disengage.
• If the vehicle speed decreases to 30 mph (48 km/h) or less, your speed control will disengage Disengaging speed control
To disengage the speed control:• Depress the brake pedal or clutch pedal (if equipped)Disengaging the speed control will not erase previous set speed.
Resuming a set speed
Press the RES (resume) control andrelease it. This will automatically return the vehicle to the previouslyset speed. The RES control will notwork if the vehicle speed is notfaster than 30 mph (48 km/h).
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Increasing speed while using speed control
There are three ways to set a higherspeed: • Press and hold the SET + control until you get to the desiredspeed, then release the control.
• Press and release the SET + control to operate the Tap-Up function.
Each tap will increase the set speed by 1 mph (1.6 km/h).
• Use the accelerator pedal to get to the desired speed. When the vehicle reaches that speed press and release the SET + control.
Reducing speed while using speed control
There are three ways to reduce aset speed: • Press and hold the SET - control until you get to the desiredspeed, then release the control.
• Press and release the SET - control to operate the Tap-Down function.
Each tap will decrease the set speed by 1 mph (1.6 km/h).
• Depress the brake pedal until the desired vehicle speed is reached, press the SET + control.
Turning off speed control
There are two ways to turn off the speed control:• Press the speed control OFF • Turn OFF the ignition.
Note: When you turn off the speed
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Use only soft cups in the cupholder. Hard objects can injure youin a collision.
Cell phone use
The use of Mobile Communications Equipment has become increasinglyimportant in the conduct of business and personal affairs. However,drivers must not compromise their own or others' safety when usingsuch equipment. Mobile Communications can enhance personal safetyand security when appropriately used, particularly in emergencysituations. Safety must be paramount when using mobile communicationsequipment to avoid negating these benefits.
Mobile Communication Equipment includes, but is not limited to cellularphones, pagers, portable email devices, in vehicle communicationssystems, telematics devices and portable two-way radios.
A driver's first responsibility is the safe operation of the vehicle.
The most important thing you can do to prevent a crash is to avoid distractions and pay attention to the road. Wait until it is safe tooperate Mobile Communications Equipment.
MESSAGE CENTER (IF EQUIPPED)
With the ignition in the ON position,
the message center, located on your
instrument cluster, displays
important vehicle information
through a constant monitor of
vehicle systems.
You may select
display features on the message center for a display of status preceded
by a brief indicator chime. The system will also notify you of potential
vehicle problems with a display of system warnings followed by a long
indicator chime.
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Press this control to select and resetfunctions shown in the INFO menuand SETUP menu.
This control displays the followingcontrol displays:• Odometer• Trip odometer• Distance to Empty• Average Fuel Economy• Instantaneous Fuel Economy • Trip Elapsed Drive Time • Average Speed • Blank Display
Odometer/Trip odometer
Refer to Gauges in the Instrument Cluster chapter.
Distance to empty (DTE)
Selecting this function from theINFO menu estimates approximatelyhow far you can drive with the fuelremaining in your tank undernormal driving conditions.
Remember to turn the ignition OFFwhen refueling to allow this feature to correctly detect the added fuel.
The DTE function will display LOW FUEL LEVEL and sound a tone forone second when you have approximately 50 miles (80 km) to empty. Ifyou RESET this warning message, this display and tone will returnwithin 10 minutes.
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DTE is calculated using a running average fuel economy, which is basedon your recent driving history of 500 miles (800 km). This value is notthe same as the average fuel economy display. The running average fueleconomy is reinitialized to a factory default value if the battery isdisconnected.
Average fuel economy (AFE)
Select this function from the INFOmenu to display your average fueleconomy in miles/gallon or liters/100km.
If you calculate your average fueleconomy by dividing miles traveledby gallons of fuel used (liters of fuel used by 100 kilometers traveled),your figure may be different than displayed for the following reasons: • Your vehicle was not perfectly level during fill-up• Differences in the automatic shut-off points on the fuel pumps at • Variations in top-off procedure from one fill-up to another• Rounding of the displayed values to the nearest gallon (0.1 liter)1. Drive the vehicle at least 5 miles (8 km) with the speed controlsystem engaged to display a stabilized average.
2. Record the highway fuel economy for future reference.
It is important to press the RESET control after setting the speedcontrol to get accurate highway fuel economy readings.
Instantaneous fuel economy
Select this function from the INFOmenu to display your instantaneousfuel economy. This will display yourfuel economy as a Bar Graphranging from excellent economy.
Your vehicle must be moving to calculate instantaneous fuel economy.
When your vehicle is not moving, this function shows illuminated. Instantaneous fuel economy cannot be reset.
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Select this function from the INFOmenu to display the fuel used sincelast reset. The information displayedwill be in gallons or liters,depending on English/metric modestate.
Trip elapsed drive time
Select this function from the INFOmenu to display a timer. Tripelapsed drive time will onlyaccumulate time when the ignitionis in the Run/Start position.
To operate the Trip Elapsed DriveTime perform the following: 1. Press and release RESET in order to start the timer.
2. Press and release RESET to pause the timer.
3. Press and hold RESET for 2 seconds in order to reset the timer.
Select this function from the INFOmenu to display average speed sincelast reset.
Blank Display
Select this function from the INFO control to turn your message center
display OFF.
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Selecting this function from theSETUP menu causes the messagecenter to cycle through each of thesystems being monitored. For eachof the monitored systems, themessage center will indicate either an OK message or a warning messagefor two seconds.
Pressing the RESET control cycles the message center through each ofthe systems being monitored.
The sequence of the system check report and how it appears in themessage center is as follows: 2. ENGINE COOLANT TEMPERATURE 3. CHARGING SYSTEM 5. PASSENGER DOOR 7. SECURITY EVENT (if equipped) 10. TRAC CONTROL (if equipped) 13. MILES TO EMPTY The instrument cluster gauges are backlit with white backlighting whenthe headlamps are off. When the headlamps are on, the user can selectone of six preset colors or one user definable color (MyColor) for thenighttime gauge backlighting. Headlamps must be on to set up thenighttime display color.
Note: A gauge in a warning condition will be lit red when the headlamps
are on.
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1. Press SETUP to get to theDISPLAY COLOR set up menu.
2. Pressing RESET will scrollthrough the following selectablecolors: Adjust (to define MyColor) Adjusting MyColor: MyColor is a user defined backlighting color. The
backlighting colors are achieved through the blending of light from Red,
Green, and Blue LEDs. Apart from the 6 preset colors, drivers can create
their own color by adjusting the levels of the three primary colors
through the MyColor feature to achieve any of 125 different
combinations.
The vehicle must be stationary to enter the MyColor adjust mode. Toenter the MyColor adjust mode, hold RESET for 3 seconds at the Adjustmenu, or press SETUP to scroll though the display colors again. When inthe MyColor adjust mode, pressing RESET will step through the Red,Green, Blue and Exit options. Pressing SETUP will increment theproportion of the color being adjusted. Try many combinations andrecord your favorites. To Exit MyColor adjust hold RESET for 3 secondswhen prompted. Pressing RESET for less than 3 seconds will cycle backthrough the color components.
1. Select this function from theSETUP menu for the current unitsto be displayed.
2. Press the RESET control tochange from English to Metric.
1. Select this function from theSETUP menu to select the DisplayMode.
2. Single Mode will display only theselected function. Dual Mode willdisplay the selected function andthe odometer.
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1. Select this function from theSETUP menu for the currentlanguage to be displayed.
2. Pressing the RESET controlcycles the message center througheach of the language choices.
3. Press and hold the RESETcontrol to set the language choice.
System warnings alert you to possible problems or malfunctions in yourvehicle's operating systems.
In the event of a multiple warning situation, the message center willcycle the display to show all warnings by displaying each one for 4seconds.
The message center will display the last selected feature if there are nomore warning messages. This allows you to use the full functionality ofthe message center after you acknowledge the warning by pressing theRESET control and clearing the warning message.
Warning messages that have been reset are divided into three categories:• They will not disappear until a condition is changed.
• They will reappear on the display ten minutes from the reset.
• They will not reappear until an ignition OFF-ON cycle has been This acts as a reminder that these warning conditions still exist withinthe vehicle.
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Warning returns after 10 minutes Reduced engine power Engine failsafe mode Check engine temperature Check charging system Check traction control娂Traction control娂 activeCheck fuel cap Check brake system Warning returns after the ignition key Low brake fluid level is turned from OFF to ON.
Service ETC system Security event occurred Turn signal on reminder DRIVER'S DOOR AJAR. Displayed when the driver's door is not
completely closed.
PASSENGER DOOR AJAR. Displayed when the passenger side door is
not completely closed.
TRUNK AJAR. Displayed when the trunk is not completely closed.
CHECK ENGINE TEMPERATURE. Displayed when the engine
coolant is overheating. Stop the vehicle as soon as safely possible, turn
off the engine and let it cool. Check the coolant and coolant level. Refer
to Engine coolant in the Maintenance and Specifications chapter. If
the warning stays on or continues to come on, contact your dealer as
soon as possible.
REDUCED ENGINE POWER. Displayed when the engine is
overheating. Stop the vehicle as soon as safely possible, turn off the
engine. If the warning stays on or continues to come on, contact your
dealer as soon as possible.
LOW FUEL LEVEL. Displayed as an early reminder of a low fuel
condition.
CHECK CHARGING SYSTEM. Displayed when the electrical system is
not maintaining proper voltage. If you are operating electrical accessories
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when the engine is idling at a low speed, turn off as many of theelectrical loads as soon as possible. If the warning stays on or comes onwhen the engine is operating at normal speeds, have the electricalsystem checked as soon as possible.
PARK BRAKE ON. Displayed when the manual park brake is set. If the
warning stays on after the park brake is released, contact your dealer as
soon as possible.
CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM. Displayed when the braking system is not
operating properly. If the warning stays on or continues to come on,
contact your dealer as soon as possible.
LOW BRAKE FLUID LEVEL. Indicates the brake fluid level is low and
the brake system should be inspected immediately. Refer to Checking
and adding brake fluid
in the Maintenance and Specifications
chapter.
LOW OIL PRESSURE. Displayed when the engine oil pressure is low. If
this warning message is displayed, check the level of the engine oil.
Refer to Engine oil in the Maintenance and Specifications chapter for
information about adding engine oil. If the oil level is OK and this
warning persists, shut down the engine immediately and contact your
dealership for service.
CHECK FUEL CAP. Displayed when the fuel filler cap is not properly
installed. Check the fuel filler cap for proper installation. Refer to Fuel
filler cap
under the Fuel Information section in the Maintenance and
Specifications
chapter.
CHECK TRACTION CONTROL. Displayed when the Traction
Control娂 system is not operating properly. If this message is displayed
on the message center the Traction Control娂 system will be partially
operable. If this warning stays on, contact your dealer for service as soon
as possible. For further information, refer to Traction control娂 in the
Driving chapter.
TRACTION CONTROLACTIVE. Displayed when the Traction
Control娂 system is active. For further information, refer to Traction
control
娂 in the Driving chapter.
ENGINE FAILSAFE MODE. Displayed when the engine has defaulted
to a 'limp-home' operation. If the warning stays on or continues to come
on, contact your dealer as soon as possible.
SERVICE ETC SYSTEM. Displayed when the engine has defaulted to a
'limp-home' operation. If the warning stays on or continues to come on,
contact your dealer as soon as possible.
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SECURITY EVENT OCCURRED (if equipped). Displayed when the
active anti-theft system (if equipped) was activated since the prior
ignition cycle.
TURN SIGNAL ON REMINDER. Displayed when the turn signal is
activated and the vehicle is driven more that 1/2 mile (0.8 km).
DATA ERR. These messages indicate improper operation of the vehicle
network communication between electronic modules.
• Fuel computer
• Charging system
• Brake fluid
• Engine sensor
Contact your dealer as soon as possible if these messages occur on a
regular basis.
POSITIVE RETENTION FLOOR MAT (IF EQUIPPED)
Position the floor mat so that theeyelet is over the pointed end of theretention post and rotate forward tolock in. Make sure that the mat doesnot interfere with the operation ofthe accelerator or the brake pedal.
To remove the floor mat, reverse theinstallation procedure.
CONVERTIBLE (IF EQUIPPED)
Do not store articles behind rear seat. Articles stored in the convertibletop stowage compartment may break the rear glass window when the topis lowered.
Lowering the convertible top
The convertible top can be lowered with the side windows down. Thewindows will automatically lower when lowering or raising the top.
The convertible top will not operate unless the vehicle is traveling
under 1.8 mph (3 km/h). Do not lower the top when the top material is
wet.
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To lower the convertible top: 1. Bring vehicle to a complete stop. Engage the parking brake. Key mustbe in the ON position. It is recommended that the vehicle's engine isrunning when lowering the top to prevent draining the battery.
2. Check the convertible top stowage compartment behind the rear seatto be sure it is empty and ready to receive the top. Check theconvertible top outer surface to be sure it is free of leaves and debris.
3. Unclamp the top from the windshield header at both the right and leftsides by pulling each handle down and rearward until the handle clearsthe windshield header. The handles are flush with the header when inthe closed position.
4. If the top has not been loweredfor some time and sticks to thewindshield header, push the front ofthe top up slightly with your handto loosen it.
5. Push the convertible top switchon the overhead console and holduntil the windows are completelydown and the top is completelystored.
6. Disengage the parking brake.
Raising the convertible top
The convertible top will not operate unless the vehicle is traveling
under 1.8 mph (3 km/h).
To raise the convertible top: 1. Bring the vehicle to a complete stop. Engage the parking brake. Keymust be in the ON position. It is recommended that the vehicle's engineis running when raising the top to prevent draining the battery.
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2. Push the convertible top switch, holding it until the windows lowercompletely and the top unfolds and moves forward toward thewindshield header.
3. Open both handles before the top meets the windshield header 4. Continue to use the convertible top switch to raise the top until it hasreached the fully closed position flush to the header.
5. The two pins under the forward edge of the top should seatthemselves in the matching holes in the header.
6. To fasten both handles securely, rotate the handles into the header onthe top until they reach full forward and push up to flush the handlewith the header. Pulling down on the header at the center grip whileclosing the handles may assist in fastening the top.
7. Raise the front and rear side windows.
8. Disengage the parking brake.
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One key operates all the locks and starts the vehicle. Always carry aspare key with you in case of an emergency.
Your keys are programmed to your vehicle; using a non-programmed keywill not permit your vehicle to start. If you lose your dealer suppliedkeys, replacement keys are available through your authorized dealer.
Refer to the SecuriLockpassive anti-theft system section later in thischapter for more information.
POWER DOOR LOCKS
The power door lock controls arelocated on the driver and frontpassenger door panels.
control to unlock all doors.
Note: When the active anti-theft system (if equipped) is armed and the
power door trim switch inhibit feature (the default for power door switch
inhibit feature is disabled) has been activated via the driver configuration
process, control of the interior power door locks is disabled until the
vehicle is disarmed. For more information about the driver configuration
process, refer to the Deactivating/activating the power door trim
switch inhibit feature
section later in this chapter.
control to lock all doors.
Smart locks
This feature helps prevent you from locking yourself out of the vehicle ifyour key is still in the ignition.
When you open the driver's door and you lock the vehicle with thepower door lock control, all the doors will lock, then the driver's doorwill automatically unlock reminding you that your key is still in theignition.
The vehicle can still be locked, with the key in the ignition, using themanual lock button on the door, locking the driver's door with a key orusing the lock button on the remote entry transmitter.
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Autolock (if equipped)
On vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission, this feature
automatically locks all vehicle doors when:
• all doors are closed,
• the ignition is in the 3 (ON) position,
• the brake is pressed before reaching 5 mph (8 km/h), and
• then the vehicle increases to more than 5 mph (8 km/h).
Relock
The autolock feature repeats when:• an "autolock" occurrence has already taken place,• the brake is depressed while vehicle speed is less than 5 mph • any vehicle door is opened and then all doors become closed again, • then the vehicle increases to more than 5 mph (8 km/h).
Deactivating/activating the autolock feature
Before following the procedure, make sure that the ignition is in the 1(OFF/LOCK) position and all vehicle doors are closed.
You must complete Steps 1-7 within 30 seconds or the procedure willhave to be repeated. If the procedure needs to be repeated, you mustwait 30 seconds.
1. Turn the ignition to the 3 (ON) position.
2. Press the power door unlock control three times.
3. Turn the ignition from the 3 (ON) to the 1 (OFF/LOCK) position.
4. Press the power door unlock control three times.
5. Turn the ignition back to the 3 (ON) position. The horn will chirp.
6. Press the unlock control, then press the lock control. The horn willchirp once if autolock was deactivated or twice (one short and one longchirp) if autolock was activated.
7. Turn the ignition to the 1 (OFF/LOCK) position. The horn will chirponce to confirm the procedure is complete.
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Central locking and unlocking feature
Your keys can be used to lock or unlock the driver's door and open thetrunk. With the active anti-theft system (if equipped), the key can alsobe used to perform central locking and unlocking:• All doors are locked when the key is inserted into the driver door key cylinder and turned to the lock position • The driver's door is unlocked when the key is inserted in the driver door key cylinder and turned to the unlock position • If the key is turned a second time to the unlock position within three seconds, all vehicle doors will unlock.
Power door trim switch inhibit (if equipped)
This feature disables the power door lock controls if all the doors arelocked and the active anti-theft system (if equipped) becomes armed.
For more information concerning the active anti-theft system, refer toActive anti-theft system (if equipped) later in this chapter.
Once the power door trim switches are disabled, they can only becomeactive when a valid electronic unlock event (i.e., using the remote entrytransmitter) occurs.
Deactivating/activating the power door trim switch inhibit feature
Before following the procedure, make sure that the ignition is in the 1(OFF/LOCK) position and all vehicle doors are closed.
You must complete Steps 1-7 within 30 seconds or the procedure willhave to be repeated. If the procedure needs to be repeated, you mustwait 30 seconds.
1. Turn the ignition to the 3 (ON) position.
2. Press the power door unlock control three times.
3. Turn the ignition from the 3 (ON) to the 1 (OFF/LOCK) position.
4. Press the power door unlock control three times.
5. Turn the ignition back to the 3 (ON) position. The horn will chirp.
6. Press the lock control two times. The horn will chirp once if powerdoor trim switch inhibit was deactivated or twice (one short and onelong chirp) if the feature was activated.
7. Turn the ignition to the 1 (OFF/LOCK) position. The horn will chirponce to confirm the procedure is complete.
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Opening all windows (if equipped)
You can open the vehicle's windows by using the door key or theunlock control on the remote entry transmitter.
Press and hold the unlock control on the remote entry transmitter, or turn the key toward the front of the vehicle and hold it for more thantwo seconds to begin to open all the windows. Pressing any button onthe remote entry transmitter, or returning the key to the center positionwill stop all motion.
Note: Your vehicle must be equipped with the active anti-theft system,
the ignition must be in the 1 (OFF/LOCK) position and the accessory
delay feature must not be activated in order for this feature to operate.
Closing all windows (if equipped)
Note: This operation is only available using the door key in the driver
door lock cylinder.
You can close the vehicle's windows by using the door key.
Turn the key toward the back of the vehicle and hold it for more thantwo seconds to begin to close all the windows. Releasing the key to thecenter position will stop all motion.
Note: Your vehicle must be equipped with the active anti-theft system,
the ignition must be in the 1 (OFF/LOCK) position and the accessory
delay feature must not be activated in order for this feature to operate.
If an obstruction occurs, turn the key toward the front of thevehicle and hold for more than two seconds in order to reopen all the windows.
Before operating power windows, you should verify that they arefree of obstructions and ensure that children and/or pets are not in the proximity of window openings.
INTERIOR LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT RELEASE
Your vehicle is equipped with a mechanical interior luggage compartmentrelease handle that provides a means of escape for children and adults inthe event they become locked inside the luggage compartment.
Adults are advised to familiarize themselves with the operation andlocation of the release handle.
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To open the luggage compartmentdoor (lid) from within the luggagecompartment, pull the illuminated"T" shaped handle and push up onthe trunk lid. The handle iscomposed of a material that willglow for hours in darkness followingbrief exposure to ambient light.
The "T" shaped handle will belocated either on the luggagecompartment door (lid) or insidethe luggage compartment near thetail lamps.
Keep vehicle doors andluggage compartment locked and keep keys and remotetransmitters out of a child's reach.
Unsupervised children could lockthemselves in the trunk and riskinjury. Children should be taughtnot to play in vehicles.
On hot days, the temperature in the trunk or vehicle interior canrise very quickly. Exposure of people or animals to these high temperatures for even a short time can cause death or seriousheat-related injuries, including brain damage. Small children areparticularly at risk.
REMOTE ENTRY SYSTEM
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules and with RS-210 of
Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) This device
must accept any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
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Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to
operate the equipment.

The typical operating range for your remote entry transmitter isapproximately 33 feet (10 meters). A decrease in operating range couldbe caused by:• weather conditions,• nearby radio towers,• structures around the vehicle, or• other vehicles parked next to your vehicle.
Your vehicle is equipped with a remote entry system which allows you to:• unlock the vehicle doors without • lock all the vehicle doors without • open/close all windows (if equipped with window open/closefeature).
• activate the personal alarm.
• release the decklid.
• arm and disarm the active anti-theft system (if equipped).
If there are problems with the remote entry system, make sure to take
ALL remote entry transmitters with you to the dealership in order to
aid in troubleshooting the problem.
Unlocking the doors
and release to unlock the driver's door. Note: The interior
lamps will illuminate and the active anti-theft system (if equipped) willdisarm.
and release again within three seconds to unlock the passenger door.
Locking the doors
and release to lock all the doors. Note: The interior lamps
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equipped with active anti-theft system) are closed and locked. If thevehicle is not equipped with the active anti-theft system, the turn signallamps will flash if all doors and the trunk are closed and locked.
and release again within three seconds to confirm that all the doors are closed and locked. Note: The doors will lock again, the horn
will chirp once and the turn signal lamps will flash once more.
If any of the doors, trunk or hood (if equipped with active anti-theftsystem) are not properly closed the horn will make two quick chirps andthe turn signal lamps will not flash. If the vehicle is not equipped withthe active anti-theft system, the horn will make two quick chirps and theturn signal lamps will not flash if the doors and the trunk are not closedand locked.
Sounding a panic alarm
to activate the alarm. The horn will sound and the turn signal and interior lamps will flash for a maximum of approximately 3 minutes.
Press again or turn the ignition to the 2 (ACCESSORY) or 3 (ON)position to deactivate, or wait for the alarm to timeout in 3 minutes.
Note: The panic alarm will only operate when the ignition is in the 1
(OFF/LOCK) position.
Opening the trunk
once to open the trunk.
• Ensure that the trunk is closed and latched before driving your vehicle. Failure to properly latch the trunk may cause objects to fallout or block the driver's rear view.
The remote entry system allows you to open the trunk while the ignitionis in any position. However, if the ignition is in the 3 (ON) position andthe vehicle is in motion, the trunk will not open if the vehicle is moving 3mph (5 km/h) or faster.
Replacing the battery
The remote entry transmitter uses one coin type three-volt lithiumbattery CR2032 or equivalent.
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To replace the battery: 1. Twist a thin coin between the twohalves of the remote entrytransmitter near the key ring. DONOT TAKE THE RUBBER COVERAND CIRCUIT BOARD OFF THEFRONT HOUSING OF THEREMOTE ENTRY TRANSMITTER.
2. Do not wipe off any grease on thebattery terminals on the backsurface of the circuit board.
3. Remove the old battery. Note: Please refer to local regulations when
disposing of transmitter batteries.
4. Insert the new battery. Refer to the diagram inside the remote entrytransmitter for the correct orientation of the battery. Press the batterydown to ensure that the battery is fully seated in the battery housingcavity.
5. Snap the two halves back together.
Note: Replacement of the battery will not cause the remote transmitter
to become deprogrammed from your vehicle. The remote transmitter
should operate normally after battery replacement.
Replacing lost remote entry transmitters
If you would like to have your remote entry transmitter reprogrammed
because you lost one, or would like to buy additional remote entry
transmitters, you can either reprogram them yourself, or take all
remote entry transmitters
to your authorized dealer for
reprogramming.
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How to reprogram your remote entry transmitters
You must have all remote entry transmitters (maximum of four)
available before beginning this procedure.
To reprogram the remote entrytransmitters: 1. Ensure the vehicle iselectronically unlocked.
2. Put the key in the ignition.
3. Cycle eight times rapidly (within
10 seconds) between the 1
(OFF/LOCK) position and 3 (ON).
Note: The eighth turn must end in
the 3 (ON) position. The doors will
lock, then unlock, to confirm that the programming mode has been
activated.
4. Within 20 seconds press any button on the remote entry transmitter.
Note: If more than 20 seconds have passed you will need to start the
procedure over again. The doors will lock, then unlock, to confirm that
this remote entry transmitter has been programmed.
5. Repeat Step 4 to program each additional remote entry transmitter.
6. Turn the ignition to the 1 (OFF/LOCK) position after you have finished
programming all of the remote entry transmitters. Note: After 20 seconds,
you will automatically exit the programming mode. The doors will lock,
then unlock, to confirm that the programming mode has been exited.
The interior lamps illuminate when the remote entry system is used tounlock the door(s).
The illuminated entry system will turn off the interior lights if:
• the ignition switch is turned to the 3 (ON) position, or
• the remote transmitter lock control is pressed, or
• after 25 seconds of illumination.
The dome lamp control must not be set to the off position for the
illuminated entry system to operate.
The inside lights will not turn off if:• they have been turned on with the dimmer control, or• any door is open.
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The battery saver will shut off the interior lamps 10 minutes after theignition has been turned to the 1 (OFF/LOCK) position and a door is leftopen, and in 30 minutes if the dome lamp control is left on and theignition has been turned to the 1 (OFF/LOCK) position. The batterysaver will also shut off the trunk lamps in 30 minutes if the trunk is leftopen.
SECURILOCKPASSIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM
SecuriLock娂 passive anti-theft system is an engine immobilization
system. This system is designed to help prevent the engine from being
started unless a coded key programmed to your vehicle is used. The
use of the wrong type of coded key may lead to a "no-start" condition.
Your vehicle comes with two coded keys; additional coded keys may bepurchased from your dealer. The dealer can program your spare keys toyour vehicle or you can program the keys yourself. Refer toProgramming spare keys for instructions on how to program the codedkey.
Note: The SecuriLock娂 passive anti-theft system is not compatible with
non-Ford aftermarket remote start systems. Use of these systems may
result in vehicle starting problems and a loss of security protection.
Note: Large metallic objects, electronic devices that are used to
purchase gasoline or similar items, or a second coded key on the same
key chain may cause vehicle starting issues. You need to prevent these
objects from touching the coded key while starting the engine. These
objects will not cause damage to the coded key, but may cause a
momentary issue if they are too close to the key when starting the
engine. If a problem occurs, turn the ignition off, remove all objects on
the key chain away from the coded key and restart the engine.
The theft indicator is located in theinstrument cluster.
• When the ignition is in the 1 (OFF/LOCK) position, the indicator will flash once every 2 seconds to indicate the SecuriLock娂 system isfunctioning as a theft deterrent.
• When the ignition is in the 3 (ON) position, the indicator will glow for 3 seconds, then turn off to indicate normal system functionality.
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If a problem occurs with the SecuriLock娂 system, the indicator will flash rapidly or glow steadily when the ignition is in the 3 (ON) position. Ifthis occurs, the vehicle should be taken to an authorized dealer forservice.
The vehicle is armed immediatelyafter switching the ignition to the 1(OFF/LOCK) position.
The theft indicator will flash everytwo seconds when the vehicle isarmed.
Switching the ignition to the 3 (ON) position with a coded key disarms
the vehicle.
• The theft indicator will illuminate
for three seconds and then goout.
• If the theft indicator stays on for an extended period of time or flashes rapidly, have the systemserviced by your dealer.
If your keys are lost or stolen and you don't have an extra coded key,you will need to have your vehicle towed to a dealership. The key codesneed to be erased from your vehicle and new coded keys will need to beprogrammed.
Replacing coded keys can be very costly. Store an extra programmed keyaway from the vehicle in a safe place to help prevent anyinconveniences. Please visit an authorized dealer to purchase additionalspare or replacement keys.
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Programming spare keys
You can program your own coded keys to your vehicle. Please read andunderstand the entire procedure before you begin.
Tips:
• A maximum of eight keys can be coded to your vehicle.
• Only use Securilock娂 keys.
• You must have two previously programmed coded keys (keys that
already operate your vehicle's engine) and the new unprogrammedkey(s) readily accessible.
• If no previously programmed coded keys are available, you must take your vehicle to your dealer to have the spare key(s) programmed.
1. Insert a previously programmedcoded key into the ignition.
2. Turn the ignition from the 1(OFF/LOCK) position to the 3 (ON)position. Keep the ignition in the 3(ON) position for at least onesecond, but no more than 10seconds.
3. Turn the ignition to the 1(OFF/LOCK) position, and removethe coded key from the ignition.
4. Within ten seconds of removing the previously programmed coded key,insert the other previously programmed coded key into the ignition.
5. Turn the ignition from the 1 (OFF/LOCK) position to the 3 (ON)position. Keep the ignition in the 3 (ON) position for at least one secondbut not more than 10 seconds.
6. Turn the ignition to the 1 (OFF/LOCK) position, and remove thesecond key from the ignition.
7. Within twenty seconds of removing the previously programmed codedkey, insert the unprogrammed key (new/valet key) into the ignition.
8. Turn the ignition from the 1 (OFF/LOCK) position to the 3 (ON)position. Keep the ignition in the 3 (ON) position for at least one second.
9. Your new unprogrammed key is now programmed.
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your vehicle's engine and the theft indicator light will flash on and offrapidly. If failure repeats, bring your vehicle to your dealer to have thenew key(s) programmed.
To program additional new unprogrammed key(s), repeat this procedurefrom Step 1 for each additional key.
ACTIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
The active anti-theft system is designed to warn you in the event of anunauthorized entry to your vehicle and is also designed to help preventthe unwanted towing of the vehicle.
When the vehicle is locked and armed, the active anti-theft system
monitors the following:
• Doors
• Hood
• Trunk
• Movement inside the vehicle
• Change in vehicle inclination
Note: The active anti-theft system includes a motion detection system
which monitors the passenger cabin and a vehicle incline sensor which
detects changes in vehicle attitude.
The interior motion detection and vehicle incline sensing systems
will operate only when the vehicle is locked using the remote
keyless entry transmitter or when using the power door lock
control with the accompanying door open and all doors then
become closed. For convertible vehicles, the convertible top must
be in the fully closed and latched position for the interior motion
sensing system to arm. If you lock the vehicle using the key in the
driver door key cylinder, the system will monitor the doors,
trunk, and hood but the motion sensing and vehicle incline
sensing will not arm.

Do not arm the interior motion detection system if movement within thevehicle is likely to occur. Additionally, do not arm the vehicle inclinesensing system when the vehicle is in transport.
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If there is any potential active anti-theft problem with your vehicle,
ensure ALL remote entry transmitters are taken to the dealership to
aid in troubleshooting.
Arming the system
When armed, the active anti-theft system is designed to notify you of anunauthorized entry. When unauthorized entry or towing occurs, thesystem will flash the turn signal lamps and interior lamps and sounds thesecurity horn.
The system is ready to arm whenever the key is out of the ignition. Anyof the following actions will arm the alarm system:• Press the remote transmitter lock control one time to arm the system.
• Lock all doors using the interior power lock switch while the driver or passenger door is open and then becomes closed.
• Lock all doors with the key in the key lock cylinder (this will not
however arm the interior motion or vehicle incline sensing systems).
If all the closures (doors, trunk, hood) are closed, the turn signal lampswill flash once. If the vehicle is locked again within three seconds, thevehicle will lock again, the turn signal lamps will flash again and the hornwill chirp.
If any closure is not properly closed, the turn signal lamps will not flashand the horn will chirp twice.
The system will wait 20 seconds after locking before triggering an alarm.
After the 20–second pre-arm phase, the power door unlock control isdisabled to further protect your vehicle.
Disarming the system
You can disarm the active anti-theft system by any of the followingactions:• Unlock the doors by using the remote entry transmitter.
• Unlock the doors with the key in the driver door lock cylinder.
• Turn the ignition to the 3 (ON) position with a programmed coded ignition key.
Note: Unlocking the trunk inhibits the motion sensing system, but the
system continues to monitor the doors, hood and the vehicle incline.
Once the trunk becomes closed the motion sensing system will re-arm.
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Reclining the seatback can cause an occupant to slide under theseat's safety belt, resulting in severe personal injuries in the event of a collision.
Do not pile cargo higher than the seatbacks to reduce the risk ofinjury in a collision or sudden stop.
Adjustable head restraints
Your vehicle's seats are equipped with head restraints which arevertically adjustable. The purpose of these head restraints is to help limithead motion in the event of a rear collision. To properly adjust your headrestraints, lift the head restraint so that it is located directly behind yourhead or as close to that position as possible. Refer to the following toraise and lower the head restraints.
Lift the head restraint to raise theheight.
To lower the head restraint, pressthe button located on the driver'sside post.
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Adjusting the front manual seat (if equipped)
Never adjust the driver's seat or seatback when the vehicle ismoving.
Always drive and ride with your seatback upright and the lapbelt snug and low across the hips.
Lift handle to move seat forward orbackward.
Pull lever up to adjust the angle ofthe seatback.
Four-way seat adjust (driver side only)
Pump the handle upwards to raisethe cushion and pump downward tolower the cushion to the desiredlocation.
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Using the power lumbar support (if equipped)
The power lumbar control is locatedon the top of the seat side shield.
Press one side of the control toincrease lower back firmness.
Press the other side of the controlto decrease lower back firmness.
Adjusting the front power seat (if equipped)
Never adjust the driver's seat or seatback when the vehicle ismoving.
Do not pile cargo higher than the seatbacks to avoid injuringpeople in a collision or sudden stop.
Always drive and ride with your seatback upright and the lapbelt snug and low across the hips.
Reclining the seatback can cause an occupant to slide under theseat's safety belt, resulting in severe personal injuries in the event of a collision.
The control is located on theoutboard side of the driver's seat.
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Move the switch in the direction ofthe arrows to raise or lower thefront portion of the seat cushion.
Move the switch in the direction ofthe arrows to raise or lower the rearportion of the seat cushion.
Press the switch in the direction ofthe arrows to move the seatforward, backward, up or down.
Rear seat entry/exit
Use the seatback release to fold theback of the front seat forward forrear seat access. This release handleis located on the upper back of thefront seat. The seatback locksautomatically when returned to thenormal position.
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Use the recliner handle to returnthe seatback to the desired position.
REAR SEATS
2nd seat/split-folding rear seat
One or both rear seatbacks (coupe only) can be folded down to provide
additional cargo space.
To lower the seatback(s) frominside the vehicle, pull strap torelease seat back and then foldseatback down.
When raising the seatback(s), make sure you hear the seat latch intoplace. Pull on the seatback to ensure that it has latched.
Before returning the seatback to its original position, make surethat cargo or any objects are not trapped underneath the seatback. After returning the seatback to its original position, pull onthe seatback to ensure that it has fully latched. An unlatched seat maybecome dangerous in the event of a sudden stop or collision.
Personal Safety System
The Personal Safety System provides an improved overall level of frontal
crash protection to front seat occupants and is designed to help further
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reduce the risk of air bag-related injuries. The system is able to analyzedifferent occupant conditions and crash severity before activating theappropriate safety devices to help better protect a range of occupants ina variety of frontal crash situations.
Your vehicle's Personal Safety System consists of:• Driver and passenger dual-stage air bag supplemental restraints.
• Driver and front passenger side air bags (if equipped)• Front safety belts with pretensioners, energy management retractors, and safety belt usage sensors.
• Driver's seat position sensor.
• Front crash severity sensor.
• Front passenger sensing system• Restraints Control Module (RCM) with impact and safing sensors.
• Restraint system warning light and back-up tone.
• The electrical wiring for the air bags, crash sensor(s), safety belt pretensioners, front safety belt usage sensors, driver seat positionsensor, and indicator lights.
How does the personal safety system work?
The Personal Safety System can adapt the deployment strategy of yourvehicle's safety devices according to crash severity and conditions. Acollection of crash sensors provides information to the Restraints ControlModule (RCM). During a crash, the RCM activates the safety beltpretensioners and/or either none, one, or both stages of the dual-stageair bag supplemental restraints based on crash severity and conditions.
The fact that the pretensioners or air bags did not activate for both frontseat occupants in a collision does not mean that something is wrong withthe system. Rather, it means the Personal Safety System determined theaccident conditions (crash severity, belt usage, etc.) were notappropriate to activate these safety devices. Front air bags andpretensioners are designed to activate only in frontal and near-frontalcollisions, not rollovers, side-impacts, or rear-impacts unless the collisioncauses sufficient longitudinal deceleration.
Driver and passenger dual-stage air bag supplemental restraints
The dual-stage air bags offer the capability to tailor the level of air baginflation energy. A lower, less forceful energy level is provided for morecommon, moderate-severity impacts. A higher energy level is used forthe most severe impacts. Refer to Air bag Supplemental Restraintssection in this chapter.
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Front crash severity sensor
The front crash severity sensor enhances the ability to detect theseverity of an impact. Positioned up front, it provides valuableinformation early in the crash event on the severity of the impact. Thisallows your Personal Safety System to distinguish between differentlevels of crash severity and modify the deployment strategy of thedual-stage air bags and safety belt pretensioners.
Driver's seat position sensor
The driver's seat position sensor allows your Personal Safety System totailor the deployment level of the driver dual-stage air bag based on seatposition. The system is designed to help protect smaller drivers sittingclose to the driver air bag by providing a lower air bag output level.
Front passenger sensing system
For air bags to do their job they must inflate with great force, and thisforce can pose a potentially deadly risk to occupants that are very closeto the air bag when it begins to inflate. For some occupants, like infantsin rear-facing child seats, this occurs because they are initially sittingvery close to the air bag. For other occupants, this occurs when theoccupant is not properly restrained by seat belts or child safety seats andthey move forward during pre-crash braking. The most effective way toreduce the risk of unnecessary injuries is to make sure all occupants areproperly restrained. Accident statistics suggest that children are muchsafer when properly restrained in the rear seating positions than in thefront.
Air bags can kill or injure a child in a child seat. NEVER place a
rear-facing child seat in front of an active air bag. If you must
use a forward-facing child seat in the front seat, move the seat all theway back.
Always transport children 12 years old and under in the backseat and always properly use appropriate child restraints.
The front passenger sensing system can automatically turn off the
passenger front air bag. The system is designed to help protect small
(child size) occupants from air bag deployments when they are
improperly seated or restrained in the front passenger seat contrary to
proper child-seating or restraint usage recommendations. Even with this
technology, parents are STRONGLY encouraged to always properly
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restrain children in the rear seat. The sensor also turns off the passengerfront air bag and side air bag (if equipped) when the passenger seat isempty to prevent unnecessary replacement of air bag(s) after a collision.
When the front passenger seat is occupied and the sensing system hasturned off the passenger's frontal air bag, the "pass air bag off" indicatorwill light and stay lit to remind you that the front passenger frontal airbag is off. See Front passenger sensing system in the airbags section ofthis chapter.
Front safety belt usage sensors
The front safety belt usage sensors detect whether or not the driver andfront outboard passenger safety belts are fastened. This informationallows your Personal Safety System to tailor the air bag deployment andsafety belt pretensioner activation depending upon safety belt usage.
Refer to Safety Belt section in this chapter.
Front safety belt pretensioners
The safety belt pretensioners are designed to tighten the safety beltsfirmly against the occupant's body during a collision. This maximizes theeffectiveness of the safety belts and helps properly position the occupantrelative to the air bag to improve protection. The safety beltpretensioners can be either activated alone or, if the collision is ofsufficient severity, together with the air bags.
Front safety belt energy management retractors
The front safety belt energy management retractors allow webbing to bepulled out of the retractor in a gradual and controlled manner inresponse to the occupant's forward momentum. This helps reduce therisk of force-related injuries to the occupant's chest by limiting the loadon the occupant. Refer to Safety Belt section in this chapter.
Determining if the Personal Safety System is operational
The Personal Safety System uses a warning light in the instrumentcluster or a back-up tone to indicate the condition of the system. Referto the Warning Light section in the Instrument Cluster chapter.
Routine maintenance of the Personal Safety System is not required.
The Restraints Control Module (RCM) monitors its own internal circuitsand the circuits for the air bag supplemental restraints, crash sensor(s),safety belt pretensioners, front safety belt buckle sensors, and the driverseat position sensor. In addition, the RCM also monitors the restraintswarning light in the instrument cluster. A difficulty with the system isindicated by one or more of the following.
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• The warning light will either flash or stay lit.
• The warning light will not illuminate immediately after ignition is • A series of five beeps will be heard. The tone pattern will repeat periodically until the problem and warning light are repaired.
If any of these things happen, even intermittently, have the PersonalSafety System serviced at your dealership or by a qualified technicianimmediately. Unless serviced, the system may not function properly inthe event of a collision.
Safety restraints precautions
Always drive and ride with your seatback upright and the lapbelt snug and low across the hips.
To reduce the risk of injury, make sure children sit in the backseat where they can be properly restrained.
Never let a passenger hold a child on his or her lap while thevehicle is moving. The passenger cannot protect the child from injury in a collision.
All occupants of the vehicle, including the driver, should alwaysproperly wear their safety belts, even when an air bag supplemental restraint system (SRS) is provided.
It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area, inside oroutside of a vehicle. In a collision, people riding in these areas are more likely to be seriously injured or killed. Do not allow people toride in any area of your vehicle that is not equipped with seats andsafety belts. Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and using asafety belt properly.
In a rollover crash, an unbelted person is significantly more likelyto die than a person wearing a safety belt.
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Each seating position in your vehicle has a specific safety beltassembly which is made up of one buckle and one tongue that are designed to be used as a pair. 1) Use the shoulder belt on theoutside shoulder only. Never wear the shoulder belt under the arm. 2)Never swing the safety belt around your neck over the inside shoulder.
3) Never use a single belt for more than one person.
Always transport children 12 years old and under in the backseat and always properly use appropriate child restraints.
Safety belts and seats can become hot in a vehicle that has beenclosed up in sunny weather; they could burn a small child. Check seat covers and buckles before you place a child anywhere near them.
Combination lap and shoulder belts
The belt guide is intended to improve access to the safety belt and toallow access to the rear seat.
Before fastening the safety belt,make sure lower portion of the lapand shoulder belt passes underneaththe belt guide at the bottom of theseatback. Pull the magnets apart torelease the belt guide and move thelap and shoulder belt out of the wayof passengers entering and exitingthe rear seats.
The belt guide is secured to the sideshield by fastening the magnet onthe guide strap to the magnet onthe side shield.
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1. Insert the belt tongue into theproper buckle (the buckle closest tothe direction the tongue is comingfrom) until you hear a snap and feelit latch. Make sure the tongue issecurely fastened in the buckle.
2. To unfasten, push the releasebutton and remove the tongue fromthe buckle.
Energy Management Feature
• This vehicle has a safety belt system with an energy management
feature at the front seating positions to help further reduce the risk ofinjury in the event of a head-on collision.
• This safety belt system has a retractor assembly that is designed to pay out webbing in a controlled manner. This feature is designed tohelp reduce the belt force acting on the occupant's chest.
After any vehicle collision, the safety belt system at all outboardseating positions (except driver, which has no "automatic locking retractor" feature) must be checked by a qualified technician to verifythat the "automatic locking retractor" feature for child seats is stillfunctioning properly. In addition, all safety belts should be checked forproper function.
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BELT AND RETRACTOR ASSEMBLY MUST BE REPLACED ifthe safety belt assembly "automatic locking retractor" feature or any other safety belt function is not operating properly when checkedaccording to the procedures in Workshop Manual.
Failure to replace the Belt and Retractor assembly couldincrease the risk of injury in collisions.
The front and rear safety restraints in the vehicle are combination lapand shoulder belts. The front passenger and rear seat safety belts havetwo types of locking modes described below: Vehicle sensitive mode
This is the normal retractor mode, which allows free shoulder belt lengthadjustment to your movements and locking in response to vehiclemovement. For example, if the driver brakes suddenly or turns a cornersharply, or the vehicle receives an impact of approximately 5 mph (8km/h) or more, the combination safety belts will lock to help reduceforward movement of the driver and passengers.
Automatic locking mode
The automatic locking mode is not available on the driver safety belt.
When to use the automatic locking mode
In this mode, the shoulder belt is automatically pre-locked. The belt willstill retract to remove any slack in the shoulder belt. The automaticlocking mode is not available on the driver safety belt.
This mode should be used any time a child safety seat is installed in a
passenger front or outboard rear seating position. Children 12 years old
and under should be properly restrained in the rear seat whenever
possible. Refer to Safety restraints for children or Safety seats for
children
later in this chapter.
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How to use the automatic locking mode
• Buckle the combination lap and
shoulder belt.
• Grasp the shoulder portion and pull downward until the entirebelt is pulled out.
• Allow the belt to retract. As the belt retracts, you will hear a clicking sound. This indicates the safety belt is now in the automatic lockingmode.
How to disengage the automatic locking mode
Ford Motor Company recommends that all safety belt assembliesand attaching hardware should be inspected by a qualified technician after any collision. Safety belt assemblies not in use during acollision should also be inspected and replaced if either damage orimproper operation is noted.
Disconnect the combination lap/shoulder belt and allow it to retractcompletely to disengage the automatic locking mode and activate thevehicle sensitive (emergency) locking mode.
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After any vehicle collision, the front passenger and rear outboardseat belt systems must be checked by a qualified technician to verify that the "automatic locking retractor" feature for child seats isstill functioning properly. In addition, all seat belts should be checkedfor proper function.
BELT AND RETRACTOR ASSEMBLY MUST BE REPLACED ifthe seat belt assembly "automatic locking retractor" feature or any other seat belt function is not operating properly when checkedaccording to the procedures in Workshop Manual.
Failure to replace the Belt and Retractor assembly couldincrease the risk of injury in collisions.
Safety belt warning light and indicator chime
The safety belt warning light illuminates in the instrument cluster and achime sounds to remind the occupants to fasten their safety belts.
Conditions of operation
The driver's safety belt is not The safety belt warning light buckled before the ignition illuminates1-2 minutes and the switch is turned to the ON warning chime sounds 4-8 seconds.
The driver's safety belt is The safety belt warning light and buckled while the indicator warning chime turn off.
light is illuminated and thewarning chime is sounding.
The driver's safety belt is The safety belt warning light and buckled before the ignition indicator chime will remain off.
switch is turned to the ONposition.
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BeltMinder
The BeltMinder娂 feature is a supplemental warning to the safety belt
warning function. This feature provides additional reminders by
intermittently sounding a chime and illuminating the safety belt warning
lamp in the instrument cluster when the driver's and front passenger's
safety belt is unbuckled.
The BeltMinder娂 feature uses information from the passenger occupantclassification sensor to determine if a front seat passenger is present andtherefore potentially in need of a warning. To avoid activating theBeltMinder娂 feature for objects placed in the front passenger seat,warnings will only be given to large front seat occupants as determinedby the passenger occupant classification sensor.
Both the driver's and passenger's safety belt usages are monitored and eithermay activate the BeltMinder娂 feature. The warnings are the same for thedriver and the front passenger. If the BeltMinder娂 warnings have expired(warnings for approximately 5 minutes) for one occupant (driver or frontpassenger), the other occupant can still activate the BeltMinder娂 feature.
The driver's and front passenger's The BeltMinder娂 feature will not safety belts are buckled before the activate.
ignition switch is turned to the ONposition or less than 1-2 minuteshave elapsed since the ignitionswitch has been turned ON.
The driver's or front passenger's The BeltMinder娂 feature is activated - safety belt is not buckled when the safety belt warning light illuminates the vehicle has reached at least 3 and the warning chime sounds for 6 mph (5 km/h) and 1-2 minutes seconds every 30 seconds, repeating have elapsed since the ignition for approximately 5 minutes or until switch has been turned to ON.
the safety belts are buckled.
The driver's or front passenger's The BeltMinder娂 feature is activated - safety belt becomes unbuckled for the safety belt warning light illuminates approximately 1 minute while the and the warning chime sounds for 6 vehicle is traveling at least 3 mph seconds every 30 seconds, repeating (5 km/h) and more than 1-2 for approximately 5 minutes or until minutes have elapsed since the the safety belts are buckled.
ignition switch has been turned toON.
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The following are reasons most often given for not wearing safety belts(All statistics based on U.S. data): "Crashes are rare events" 36700 crashes occur every day. The
more we drive, the more we are exposed
to "rare" events, even for good drivers. 1
in 4 of us will be seriously injured in a
crash during our lifetime.

"I'm not going far" 3 of 4 fatal crashes occur within 25 miles
(40 km) of home.
"Belts are uncomfortable" We design our safety belts to enhancecomfort. If you are uncomfortable - trydifferent positions for the safety beltupper anchorage and seatback whichshould be as upright as possible; this canimprove comfort.
"I was in a hurry" Prime time for an accident.
BeltMinder娂 reminds us to take a few
seconds to buckle up.
"Safety belts don't work" Safety belts, when used properly, reduce
risk of death
to front seat occupants by
45% in cars, and by 60% in light
trucks.

"Traffic is light" Nearly 1 of 2 deaths occur in
single-vehicle crashes,
many when no
other vehicles are around.
"Belts wrinkle my clothes" Possibly, but a serious crash can do muchmore than wrinkle your clothes,particularly if you are unbelted.
"The people I'm with don't Set the example, teen deaths occur 4 times more often in vehicles with TWO orMORE people. Children and youngerbrothers/sisters imitate behavior they see.
"I have an air bag" Air bags offer greater protection whenused with safety belts. Frontal airbags arenot designed to inflate in rear and sidecrashes or rollovers.
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"I'd rather be thrown Not a good idea. People who are ejected
are 40 times more likely to DIE. Safety
belts help prevent ejection, WE CAN'T
"PICK OUR CRASH".
Do not sit on top of a buckled safety belt to avoid the BeltMinder chime. Sitting on the safety belt will increase the risk of injury in an accident. To disable (one-time) or deactivate the BeltMinder feature please follow the directions stated below.
One time disable
If at any time the driver/front passenger quickly buckles then unbucklesthe BeltMinder娂 feature for that seating position, the BeltMinder娂 isdisabled for the current ignition cycle. The BeltMinder娂 feature willre-enable during the same ignition cycle if the occupant buckles andremains buckled for approximately 30 seconds. Confirmation is not givenfor the one time disable.
Deactivating/activating the BeltMinderfeature
The driver and front passenger BeltMinderare
deactivated/activated independently. When deactivating/activating
one seating position, do not buckle the other position as this will
terminate the process.

Read steps 1 - 4 thoroughly before proceeding with thedeactivation/activation programming procedure. Note: The driver and front passenger BeltMinder娂 features must be
disabled/enabled separately. Both cannot be disable/enabled during the
same key cycle.
The driver and front passenger BeltMinder娂 features can bedeactivated/activated by performing the following procedure: Before following the procedure, make sure that:• The parking brake is set• The gearshift is in P (Park) (automatic transmission)• The ignition switch is in the OFF position• The driver and front passenger safety belts are unbuckled 2005 05+ Mustang (197)
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To reduce the risk of injury, do not deactivate/activate the BeltMinder feature while driving the vehicle.
1. Turn the ignition switch to the RUN (or ON) position. (DO NOTSTART THE ENGINE) 2. Wait until the safety belt warning light turns off. (Approximately1 minute)• Step 3 must be completed within 50 seconds after the safety belt warning light turns off.
3. For the seating position being disabled, buckle then unbuckle thesafety belt 9 times, ending in the unbuckled state. (Step 3 must becompleted within 50 seconds after the safety belt warning light turnsoff.)• After step 3, the restraint system warning light (airbag light) will be turned on for three seconds.
4. Within 10 seconds of the light turning on, buckle then unbuckle thesafety belt.
• This will disable the BeltMinder娂 feature for that seating position if it is currently enabled. As confirmation, the restraint system warninglight will flash 4 times per second for 3 seconds.
• This will enable the BeltMinder娂 feature for that seating position if it is currently disabled. As confirmation, the restraint system warninglight will flash 4 times per second for 3 seconds, followed by3 seconds with the light off, then followed by the restraint systemwarning light flashing 4 times per second for 3 seconds again.
Safety belt extension assembly
If the safety belt is too short when fully extended, there is a 8 inch(20 cm) safety belt extension assembly that can be added (part number611C22). This assembly can be obtained from your dealer at no cost.
Use only extensions manufactured by the same supplier as the safetybelt. Manufacturer identification is located at the end of the webbing onthe label. Also, use the safety belt extension only if the safety belt is tooshort for you when fully extended.
Do not use extensions to change the fit of the shoulder beltacross the torso.
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Safety belt maintenance
Inspect the safety belt systems periodically to make sure they workproperly and are not damaged. Inspect the safety belts to make surethere are no nicks, tears or cuts. Replace if necessary. All safety beltassemblies, including retractors, buckles, front seat belt buckleassemblies, buckle support assemblies (slide bar-if equipped), shoulderbelt height adjusters (if equipped), shoulder belt guide on seatback (ifequipped), child safety seat LATCH and tether anchors, and attachinghardware, should be inspected after a collision. Ford Motor Companyrecommends that all safety belt assemblies in use in vehicles involved ina collision be replaced. However, if the collision was minor and aqualified technician finds that the belts do not show damage andcontinue to operate properly, they do not need to be replaced. Safetybelt assemblies not in use during a collision should also be inspected andreplaced if either damage or improper operation is noted.
Failure to inspect and if necessary replace the safety beltassembly under the above conditions could result in severe personal injuries in the event of a collision.
For proper care of soiled safety belts, refer to Interior in the Cleaningchapter.
AIR BAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS)
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Important SRS precautions
The SRS is designed to work withthe safety belt to help protect thedriver and right front passengerfrom certain upper body injuries. Airbags DO NOT inflate slowly; there isa risk of injury from a deploying airbag.
All occupants of the vehicle, including the driver, should alwaysproperly wear their safety belts, even when an air bag supplemental restraint system (SRS) is provided.
Always transport children 12 years old and under in the backseat and always properly use appropriate child restraints.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)recommends a minimum distance of at least 10 inches (25 cm) between an occupant's chest and the driver air bag module.
Never place your arm over the air bag module as a deploying airbag can result in serious arm fractures or other injuries.
To properly position yourself away from the air bag:• Move your seat to the rear as far as you can while still reaching the pedals comfortably.
• Recline the seat slightly one or two degrees from the upright position.
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Do not put anything on or over the air bag module. Placingobjects on or over the air bag inflation area may cause those objects to be propelled by the air bag into your face and torso causingserious injury.
Do not attempt to service, repair, or modify the air bagsupplemental restraint systems or its fuses. See your Ford or Modifying or adding equipment to the front end of the vehicle(including frame, bumper, front end body structure and tow hooks) may affect the performance of the air bag system, increasingthe risk of injury. Do not modify the front end of the vehicle.
Children and air bags
Children must always be properlyrestrained. Accident statisticssuggest that children are safer whenproperly restrained in the rearseating positions than in the frontseating position. Failure to followthese instructions may increase therisk of injury in a collision.
Air bags can kill or injure achild in a child seat.
NEVER place a rear-facing child
seat in front of an active air bag. If
you must use a forward-facing
child seat in the front seat, move
the seat all the way back.
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How does the air bag supplemental restraint system work?
The air bag SRS is designed toactivate when the vehicle sustains alongitudinal deceleration sufficientto cause the air bag sensors to closean electrical circuit that initiates airbag inflation. The fact that the airbags did not inflate in a collisiondoes not mean that something iswrong with the system. Rather, itmeans the forces were not sufficientenough to cause activation. Air bagsare designed to inflate in frontal andnear-frontal collisions, not rollover, side-impact, or rear-impacts unlessthe collision causes sufficient longitudinal deceleration.
The air bags inflate and deflaterapidly upon activation. After air bagdeployment, it is normal to notice asmoke-like, powdery residue orsmell the burnt propellant. This mayconsist of cornstarch, talcumpowder or sodium compounds whichmay irritate the skin and eyes, butnone of the residue is toxic.
While the SRS is designed to helpreduce serious injuries, contact witha deploying air bag may also causeabrasions, swelling or temporaryhearing loss. Because air bags mustinflate rapidly and with considerableforce, there is the risk of death orserious injuries such as fractures, facial and eye injuries or internalinjuries, particularly to occupants who are not properly restrained or areotherwise out of position at the time of air bag deployment. It isextremely important that occupants be properly restrained as far awayfrom the air bag module as possible while maintaining vehicle control.
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• a readiness light and tone• a diagnostic module• and the electrical wiring which connects the componentsThe diagnostic module monitors its own internal circuits and thesupplemental air bag electrical system wiring (including the impactsensors), the system wiring, the air bag system readiness light, the airbag back up power and the air bag ignitors.
Several air bag system components get hot after inflation. Do nottouch them after inflation.
If the air bag has deployed, the air bag will not function
again and must be replaced immediately.
If the air bag is not
replaced, the unrepaired area will increase the risk of injury in acollision.
Front passenger sensing system
The front passenger sensing system will turn off the front passenger'sfrontal airbag under certain conditions. For side airbag equippedvehicles, the front passenger sensing system will turn off the passengerseat side airbag if the seat is empty (unless for some reason the safetybelt is properly buckled). The front passenger sensing system works withsensors that are part of the front passenger's seat and safety belt. Thesensors are designed to detect the presence of a properly-seatedoccupant and determine if the front passenger's frontal airbag should beenabled (may inflate) or not.
The front passenger sensing system is designed to meet the regulatoryrequirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 208and is designed to turn off the front passenger's frontal airbag if:• the front passenger seat is unoccupied, or has small/medium objects in • the system determines that an infant is present in a rear-facing infant seat that is installed according to the manufacturer's instructions, • the system determines that a small child is present in a forward-facing child restraint that is installed according to the manufacturer'sinstructions, • the system determines that a small child is present in a booster seat,• a front passenger takes his/her weight off of the seat for a period of 2005 05+ Mustang (197)
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• A smaller person, such as a child who has outgrown child restraints, or a small adult occupies the front passenger seat.
Even with the front passenger sensing system, children 12 andunder should be properly restrained in the back seat.
When the front passenger seat isoccupied and the sensing systemhas turned off the passenger'sfrontal airbag, the ⬙passenger airbagoff⬙ or ⬙pass airbag off⬙ indicator will light and stay lit to remind you thatthe front passenger frontal airbag is off. When the front passenger seat isnot occupied (empty seat) or in the event that the front passengerfrontal airbag is enabled (may inflate), the indicator light will be unlit.
The ⬙pass airbag off⬙ indicator light is located on the top right corner ofthe center stack of the instrument panel above the radio. To confirm theindicator light is functional, it will momentarily illuminate when theignition is turned to the ON position.
The front passenger sensing system is designed to turn off the frontpassenger's frontal airbag when a rear facing infant seat, a forward-facingchild restraint, or a booster seat is detected. If the child restraint hasbeen installed and the indicator is not lit, then turn the vehicle off,remove the child restraint from the vehicle and reinstall the restraintfollowing the child restraint manufacturer's directions.
The front passenger sensing system is designed to enable (may inflate)the right front passenger's frontal airbag anytime the system senses thata person of adult size is sitting properly in the front passenger seat.
When the passenger sensing system has allowed the airbag to beenabled, the indicator will be unlit and stay unlit to remind you that theairbag is enabled (may inflate).
If a person of adult-size is sitting in the front passenger's seat, but the ⬙passenger airbag off⬙ or ⬙pass airbag off⬙ indicator is lit, it is possiblethat the person isn't sitting properly in the seat. If this happens, turn thevehicle off and ask the person to place the seatback in the full uprightposition, sit upright in the seat, centered on the seat cushion, with theperson's legs comfortably extended. Restart the vehicle and have theperson remain in this position for about two minutes. This will allow thesystem to detect that person and enable the passenger's airbag. If theindicator lamp remains lit even after this, the occupant should be advisedto ride in the rear seat.
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After all occupants have adjusted their seats and put on safety belts, it'svery important that they continue to sit upright with their back againstthe seatback, with their feet comfortably extended on the floor while thevehicle is still in motion. Sitting improperly can increase the chance ofinjury in a crash event. For example, if an occupant slouches, lies down,turns sideways, sits forward, leans forward or sideways, or puts one orboth feet up, the chance of injury during a crash is greatly increased.
Sitting improperly out of position or with the seat back reclinedtoo far can take off weight from the seat cushion and affect the decision of the passenger sensing system, resulting in serious injury ordeath in a crash. Always sit upright against your seatback, with yourfeet on the floor.
The front passenger sensing system may detect small or medium objectsplaced on the seat cushion. For most objects that are in the frontpassenger seat, the passenger airbag will be disabled. Even though thepassenger airbag is disabled, the ⬙pass airbag off⬙ light may or may notbe illuminated according to the table below.
Pass Airbag Off
Small (i.e. 3 ring binder, small purse, bottled water) Medium (i.e. heavy briefcase, Lit fully packed luggage) Empty seat, Small or medium Lit object with safety beltbuckled In case there is a problem with thepassenger sensing system, theairbag readiness light in theinstrument cluster will stay lit. DONOT attempt to repair or service the system; take your vehicleimmediately to the dealer.
The front passenger airbag is not designed to offer protection toan occupant in the center seating position.
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An out of position front center occupant could affect thedecision of the front passenger sensing system.
If it is necessary to modify an advanced front airbag system toaccommodate a person with disabilities, contact the Ford CustomerRelationship Center at the phone number shown in the CustomerAssistance section of this Owners Guide.
Any alteration/modification to the front passenger seat mayaffect the performance of the front passenger sensing system.
Side air bag system (if equipped)
Do not place objects or mount equipment on or near the air bagcover on the side of the seatbacks of the front seats or in front seat areas that may come into contact with a deploying air bag. Failureto follow these instructions may increase the risk of personal injury inthe event of a collision.
Do not use accessory seat covers. The use of accessory seatcovers may prevent the deployment of the side air bags and increase the risk of injury in an accident.
Do not lean your head on the door. The side air bag could injureyou as it deploys from the side of the seatback.
Do not attempt to service, repair, or modify the air bag SRS, itsfuses or the seat cover on a seat containing an air bag. See your Ford or Lincoln Mercury dealer.
All occupants of the vehicle should always wear their safety beltseven when an air bag SRS is provided.
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How does the side air bag system work?
The design and development of the side air bag system includedrecommended testing procedures that were developed by a group ofautomotive safety experts known as the Side Air Bag Technical WorkingGroup. These recommended testing procedures help reduce the risk ofinjuries related to the deployment of side air bags.
The side air bag system consists ofthe following:• An inflatable nylon bag (air bag) with a gas generator concealedbehind the outboard bolster ofthe driver and front passengerseatbacks.
• A special seat cover designed to allow air bag deployment.
• The same warning light, electronic control and diagnosticunit as used for the front airbags.
• Two crash sensors located under the outboard side of the frontseats, attached to the floor.
Side air bags, in combination with safety belts, can help reduce the riskof severe injuries in the event of a significant side impact collision.
The side air bags are fitted on the outboard side of the seatbacks of thefront seats. In certain lateral collisions, the air bag on the side affectedby the collision will be inflated. The front passenger sensing system willturn off the passenger seat side air bag if the seat is empty. The air bagwas designed to inflate between the door panel and occupant to furtherenhance the protection provided to occupants in side impact collisions.
The air bag SRS is designed to activate when the vehicle sustains lateraldeceleration sufficient to cause the sensors to initiate air bag inflation.
The fact that the air bags did not inflate in a collision does not mean thatsomething is wrong with the system. Rather, it means the forces werenot of the type sufficient to cause activation. Side air bags are designedto inflate in side-impact collisions, not roll-over, rear-impact, frontal ornear-frontal collisions, unless the collision causes sufficient lateraldeceleration.
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Several air bag system components get hot after inflation. Do nottouch them after inflation.
If the side air bag has
deployed, the air bag will
not function again. The side
air bag system (including the
seat) must be inspected and
serviced by a qualified
technician in accordance with
the vehicle service manual.
If
the air bag is not replaced, the
unrepaired area will increase the
risk of injury in a collision.
Determining if the system is operational
The SRS uses a readiness light in the instrument cluster or a tone toindicate the condition of the system. Refer to Air bag readiness sectionin the Instrument Cluster chapter. Routine maintenance of the air bag isnot required.
A difficulty with the system is indicated by one or more of the following:• The readiness light will either flash or stay lit.
• The readiness light will not illuminate immediately afterignition is turned on.
• A series of five beeps will be heard. The tone pattern will repeat periodically until the problem and/or light are repaired.
If any of these things happen, even intermittently, have the SRS servicedat your dealership or by a qualified technician immediately. Unlessserviced, the system may not function properly in the event of acollision.
Disposal of air bags and air bag equipped vehicles
See your local dealership or qualified technician. Air bags MUST BEdisposed of by qualified personnel.
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SAFETY RESTRAINTS FOR CHILDREN
See the following sections for directions on how to properly use safetyrestraints for children. Also see Air bag supplemental restraint system(SRS) in this chapter for special instructions about using air bags.
Important child restraint precautions
You are required by law to use safety restraints for children in the U.S.
and Canada. If small children (generally children who are four years oldor younger and who weigh 40 lb. [18 kg] or less) ride in your vehicle, youmust put them in safety seats made especially for children. Many statesrequire that children use approved booster seats until they are eightyears old. Check your local and state or provincial laws for specificrequirements regarding the safety of children in your vehicle. Whenpossible, always place children under age 12 in the rear seat of yourvehicle. Accident statistics suggest that children are safer when properlyrestrained in the rear seating positions than in the front seating position.
Never let a passenger hold a child on his or her lap while thevehicle is moving. The passenger cannot protect the child from injury in a collision.
Always follow the instructions and warnings that come with any infant orchild restraint you might use.
Children and safety belts
If the child is the proper size, restrain the child in a safety seat. Childrenwho are too large for child safety seats (as specified by your child safetyseat manufacturer) should always wear safety belts.
Follow all the important safety restraint and air bag precautions thatapply to adult passengers in your vehicle.
If the shoulder belt portion of a combination lap and shoulder belt canbe positioned so it does not cross or rest in front of the child's face orneck, the child should wear the lap and shoulder belt. Moving the childcloser to the center of the vehicle may help provide a good shoulder beltfit.
Do not leave children, unreliable adults, or pets unattended inyour vehicle.
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Child booster seats
Children outgrow a typical convertible or toddler seat when they weigh40 lb. (18 kg) and are around 4 years of age. Although the lap/shoulderbelt will provide some protection, these children are still too small forlap/shoulder belts to fit properly, which could increase the risk of seriousinjury.
To improve the fit of both the lap and shoulder belt on children whohave outgrown child safety seats, Ford Motor Company recommends useof a belt-positioning booster.
Booster seats position a child so that safety belts fit better. They lift thechild up so that the lap belt rests low across the hips and the kneesbend comfortably. Booster seats also make the shoulder belt fit betterand more comfortably for growing children.
When children should use booster seats
Children need to use booster seats from the time they outgrow thetoddler seat until they are big enough for the vehicle seat andlap/shoulder belt to fit properly. Generally this is when they weigh about80 lb. (36 kg) (about 8 to 12 years old).
Booster seats should be used until you can answer YES to ALL of thesequestions:• Can the child sit all the way back against the vehicle seat back withknees bent comfortably at theedge of the seat withoutslouching? • Does the lap belt rest low across the hips?• Is the shoulder belt centered on the shoulder and chest?• Can the child stay seated like this for the whole trip? 2005 05+ Mustang (197)
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There are two types of belt-positioning booster seats:• Those that are backless.
If your backless booster seat has aremovable shield, remove theshield and use the lap/shoulderbelt. If a seating position has alow seat back and no headrestraint, a backless booster seatmay place your child's head (topof ear level) above the top of theseat. In this case, move thebackless booster to anotherseating position with a higher seat back and lap/shoulder belts.
• Those with a high back.
If, with a backless booster seat,you cannot find a seating positionthat adequately supports yourchild's head, a high back boosterseat would be a better choice.
Both can be used in any vehicle in a seating position equipped withlap/shoulder belts if your child is over 40 lb. (18 kg).
The shoulder belt should cross the chest, resting snugly on the center ofthe shoulder. The lap belt should rest low and snug across the hips,never up high across the stomach.
If the booster seat slides on the vehicle seat, placing a rubberized meshsold as shelf or carpet liner under the booster seat may improve thiscondition.
The importance of shoulder belts
Using a booster without a shoulder belt increases the risk of a child'shead hitting a hard surface in a collision. For this reason, you shouldnever use a booster seat with a lap belt only. It is best to use a boosterseat with lap/shoulder belts in the back seat- the safest place for childrento ride.
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Follow all instructions provided by the manufacturer of thebooster seat.
Never put the shoulder belt under a child's arm or behind theback because it eliminates the protection for the upper part of the body and may increase the risk of injury or death in a collision.
Never use pillows, books, or towels to boost a child. They canslide around and increase the likelihood of injury or death in a SAFETY SEATS FOR CHILDREN
Child and infant or child safety seats
Use a safety seat that is recommended for the size and weight of thechild. Carefully follow all of the manufacturer's instructions with thesafety seat you put in your vehicle. If you do not install and use thesafety seat properly, the child may be injured in a sudden stop orcollision.
When installing a child safety seat:• Review and follow the information presented in the Air bagsupplemental restraint system(SRS) section in this chapter.
• Use the correct safety belt buckle for that seating position (thebuckle closest to the direction thetongue is coming from).
• Insert the belt tongue into the proper buckle until you hear asnap and feel it latch. Make sure the tongue is securely fastened in thebuckle.
• Keep the buckle release button pointing up and away from the safety seat, with the tongue between the child seat and the release button,to prevent accidental unbuckling.
• Place seat back in upright position.
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• Put the safety belt in the automatic locking mode. Refer to Automatic locking mode (passenger side front and outboard rear seatingpositions) (if equipped) section in this chapter.
• LATCH lower anchors are recommended for use by children up to 48 pounds (22 kg) in a child restraint. Top tether anchors can be usedfor children up to 60 pounds (27 kg) in a child restraint, and toprovide upper torso restraint for children up to 80 pounds (36 kg)using an upper torso harness and a belt-positioning booster.
Ford recommends the use of a child safety seat having a top tetherstrap. Install the child safety seat in a seating position with LATCH andtether anchors. For more information on top tether straps and anchors,refer to Attaching safety seats with tether straps in this chapter. Formore information of LATCH anchors refer to Attaching safety seats withLATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) attachments in thischapter.
Carefully follow all of the manufacturer's instructions includedwith the safety seat you put in your vehicle. If you do not install and use the safety seat properly, the child may be injured in a suddenstop or collision.
Rear-facing child seats or infant carriers should never be placedin the front seats.
Installing child safety seats with combination lap and shoulder
belts

Air bags can kill or injure a child in a child seat. NEVER place a
rear-facing child seat in front of an active air bag. If you must use a forward-facing child seat in the front seat, move the seat all theway back.
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1. Position the child safety seat in aseat with a combination lap andshoulder belt.
Children 12 and under should be properly restrained in the rearseat whenever possible.
2. Pull down on the shoulder beltand then grasp the shoulder beltand lap belt together.
3. While holding the shoulder andlap belt portions together, route thetongue through the child seataccording to the child seatmanufacturer's instructions. Be surethe belt webbing is not twisted.
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4. Insert the belt tongue into theproper buckle (the buckle closest tothe direction the tongue is comingfrom) for that seating position untilyou hear a snap and feel the latchengage. Make sure the tongue islatched securely by pulling on it.
5. To put the retractor in theautomatic locking mode, grasp theshoulder portion of the belt and pulldownward until all of the belt isextracted and a click is heard.
6. Allow the belt to retract. The belt will click as it retracts to indicate itis in the automatic locking mode.
7. Pull the lap belt portion acrossthe child seat toward the buckle andpull up on the shoulder belt whilepushing down with your knee on thechild seat.
8. Allow the safety belt to retract to remove any slack in the belt.
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9. Before placing the child in theseat, forcibly move the seat forwardand back to make sure the seat issecurely held in place. To checkthis, grab the seat at the belt pathand attempt to move it side to sideand forward. There should be nomore than one inch of movement forproper installation.
10. Try to pull the belt out of the retractor to make sure the retractor isin the automatic locking mode (you should not be able to pull more beltout). If the retractor is not locked, unbuckle the belt and repeat stepstwo through nine.
Check to make sure the child seat is properly secured before each use.
Attaching child safety seats with tether straps
Most new forward-facing child safety seats include a tether strap whichgoes over the back of the seat and hooks to an anchoring point. Tetherstraps are available as an accessory for many older safety seats. Contactthe manufacturer of your child seat for information about ordering atether strap.
The rear seats of your vehicle are equipped with built-in tether strapanchors located behind the seats and below the rear window behind thespeakers (coupe) or on the lower backside of the seatback (convertible).
The tether anchors in your vehicle are either located under a covermarked with the child tether anchor symbol (shown with title) or areunder a flap in the convertible top boot.
The tether strap anchors in your vehicle are in the following positions(shown from top view): Attach the tether strap onlyto the appropriate tether anchor as shown. The tether strapmay not work properly if attachedsomewhere other than the correcttether anchor.
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1. Position the child safety seat on the seat cushion.
2. Route the child safety seat tether strap over the back of the seat.
For vehicles with adjustable head restraints, route the tether strap underthe head restraint and between the head restraint posts, otherwise routethe tether strap over the top of the seatback.
3. Locate the correct anchor for theselected seating position as shownpreviously.
For Coupe only:
4. Open the tether anchor covers.
5. Clip the tether strap to theanchor as shown.
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For Convertible only:
The tether anchors on theconvertible are located on the lowerbackside of the seatback.
Note: For easier access, attach the
tether with the convertible top up.
4. Access tether anchors locatedbehind the seatback and pull awayvinyl flap to expose anchors.
5. Clip the tether strap to theanchor as shown.
If the tether strap is clipped incorrectly, the child safety seatmay not be retained properly in the event of a collision.
6. Install the child safety seat tightly using the LATCH anchors or safetybelts. Follow the instructions in this chapter.
7. Tighten the child safety seat tether strap according to themanufacturer's instructions.
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If the safety seat is not anchored properly, the risk of a childbeing injured in a collision greatly increases.
Attaching safety seats with LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for
Children) attachments

Some child safety seats have two rigid or web mounted attachments thatconnect to two anchors at certain seating positions in your vehicle. Thistype of child seat eliminates the need to use safety belts to attach thechild seat. For forward-facing child seats, the upper tether strap mustalso be attached to the proper tether anchor. See Attaching safety seatswith tether straps in this chapter.
Your vehicle has LATCH anchors for child seat installation at the seatingpositions marked with the child seat symbol.
The center of the rear seat
is NOT designed as a
seating position. The LATCHanchors were not designed to beused with a child seat in thecenter position and there is notether anchor available at thecenter. Attempted use of thecenter as a seating position willincrease the risk of injury or deathin the event of a collision.
Never attach two LATCH child safety seats to the same anchor.
In a crash, one anchor may not be strong enough to hold two child safety seat attachments and may break, causing serious injury ordeath.
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Locator symbols on the seat cushionindicate the seat has LATCHanchors. The LATCH anchors arelocated behind the slits in the seatcushion.
Follow the child seat manufacturer's instructions to properly install achild seat with LATCH attachments.
Attach LATCH lower attachments of the child seat only to theanchors shown.
If you install a child seat with rigid LATCH attachments, do not tightenthe tether strap enough to lift the child seat off the vehicle seat cushionwhen the child is seated in it. Keep the tether strap just snug withoutlifting the front of the child seat. Keeping the child seat just touching thevehicle seat gives the best protection in a severe crash.
Each time you use the safety seat, check that the seat is properlyattached to the lower anchors and tether anchor. Try to tilt the childseat from side to side. Also try to tug the seat forward. Check to see ifthe anchors hold the seat in place.
If the safety seat is not anchored properly, the risk of a childbeing injured in a crash greatly increases.
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INFORMATION ABOUT UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADING
New vehicles are fitted with tiresthat have a rating on them calledTire Quality Grades. The Qualitygrades can be found whereapplicable on the tire sidewallbetween tread shoulder andmaximum section width. Forexample: • Treadwear 200 Traction AA Temperature A
These Tire Quality Grades are determined by standards that the United
States Department of Transportation has set.
Tire Quality Grades apply to new pneumatic tires for use on passengercars. They do not apply to deep tread, winter-type snow tires,space-saver or temporary use spare tires, tires with nominal rimdiameters of 10 to 12 inches or limited production tires as defined inTitle 49 Code of Federal Regulations Part 575.104(c)(2).
U.S. Department of Transportation-Tire quality grades: The U.S.
Department of Transportation requires Ford to give you the following
information about tire grades exactly as the government has written it.
The treadwear grade is a comparative rating based on the wear rate ofthe tire when tested under controlled conditions on a specifiedgovernment test course. For example, a tire graded 150 would wear oneand one-half (1 1/2) times as well on the government course as a tiregraded 100. The relative performance of tires depends upon the actualconditions of their use, however, and may depart significantly from thenorm due to variations in driving habits, service practices, anddifferences in road characteristics and climate.
Traction AA A B C
The traction grades, from highest to lowest are AA, A, B, and C. Thegrades represent the tire's ability to stop on wet pavement as measuredunder controlled conditions on specified government test surfaces ofasphalt and concrete. A tire marked C may have poor tractionperformance.
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The traction grade assigned to this tire is based onstraight-ahead braking traction tests, and does not include acceleration, cornering, hydroplaning or peak traction characteristics.
Temperature A B C
The temperature grades are A (the highest), B and C, representing thetire's resistance to the generation of heat and its ability to dissipate heatwhen tested under controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratorytest wheel. Sustained high temperature can cause the material of the tireto degenerate and reduce tire life, and excessive temperature can lead tosudden tire failure. The grade C corresponds to a level of performancewhich all passenger car tires must meet under the Federal Motor VehicleSafety Standard No. 109. Grades B and A represent higher levels ofperformance on the laboratory test wheel than the minimum required bylaw.
The temperature grade for this tire is established for a tire thatis properly inflated and not overloaded. Excessive speed, underinflation, or excessive loading, either separately or incombination, can cause heat buildup and possible tire failure.
Tires are designed to give many thousands of miles of service, but theymust be maintained in order to get the maximum benefit from them.
Glossary of tire terminology
Tire label: A label showing the OE (Original Equipment) tire sizes,
recommended inflation pressure and the maximum weight the vehiclecan carry.
Tire Identification Number (TIN): A number on the sidewall of
each tire providing information about the tire brand andmanufacturing plant, tire size and date of manufacture.
Inflation pressure: A measure of the amount of air in a tire.
Standard load: A class of P-metric or Metric tires designed to carry a
maximum load at 35 psi [37 psi (2.5 bar) for Metric tires]. Increasingthe inflation pressure beyond this pressure will not increase the tire'sload carrying capability.
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Extra load: A class of P-metric or Metric tires designed to carry a
heavier maximum load at 41 psi [43 psi (2.9 bar) for Metric tires].
Increasing the inflation pressure beyond this pressure will not increasethe tire's load carrying capability.
kPa: Kilopascal, a metric unit of air pressure.
PSI: Pounds per square inch, a standard unit of air pressure.
Cold inflation pressure: The tire pressure when the vehicle has
been stationary and out of direct sunlight for an hour or more andprior to the vehicle being driven for 1 mile (1.6 km).
Recommended inflation pressure: The cold inflation pressure found
on the tire label located on the B-Pillar or the edge of the driver'sdoor.
B-pillar: The structural member at the side of the vehicle behind the
Bead area of the tire: Area of the tire next to the rim.
Sidewall of the tire: Area between the bead area and the tread.
Tread area of the tire: Area of the perimeter of the tire that
contacts the road when mounted on the vehicle.
Rim: The metal support (wheel) for a tire or a tire and tube assembly
upon which the tire beads are seated.
INSPECTING AND INFLATING YOUR TIRES
Safe operation of your vehicle requires that your tires are properlyinflated. Remember that a tire can lose up to half of its air pressurewithout appearing flat.
Every day before you drive, checkyour tires. If one looks lower thanthe others, use a tire gauge to checkpressure of all tires, and adjust ifrequired.
At least once a month and beforelong trips, inspect each tire andcheck the tire pressure with a tiregauge (including spare, if equipped).
Inflate all tires to the inflationpressure recommended by FordMotor Company.
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Inspecting your tires
Periodically inspect the tire treads for uneven or excessive wear andremove stones, nails, glass or other objects that may be wedged in thetread grooves. Check for holes or cuts that may permit air leakage fromthe tire and make necessary repairs.
Also inspect the tire sidewalls for cuts, bruises and other damage. Ifinternal damage to the tire is suspected, have the tire demounted andinspected in case it needs to be repaired or replaced. For your safety,tires that are damaged should not be used because they are more likelyto blow out or fail. Tires can be damaged during off-road use, soinspection after off-road use is also recommended.
Inflating your tires
Use a tire gauge to check the tire inflation pressure, including the spare(if equipped), at least monthly and before long trips. You are stronglyurged to buy a reliable tire pressure gauge, as automatic service stationgauges may be inaccurate. Ford recommends the use of a digital or dialtype tire pressure gauge rather than a stick type tire pressure gauge.
Use the recommended cold inflation pressure for optimum tireperformance and wear. Under-inflation or over-inflation may causeuneven treadwear patterns.
Under-inflation is the most common cause of tire failures andmay result in severe tire cracking, tread separation or ⬙blowout⬙, with unexpected loss of vehicle control and increased risk of injury.
Under-inflation increases sidewall flexing and rolling resistance,resulting in heat buildup and internal damage to the tire. It also mayresult in unnecessary tire stress, irregular wear, loss of vehicle controland accidents. A tire can lose up to half of its air pressure and notappear to be flat! Always inflate your tires to the Ford recommended inflation pressureeven if it is less than the maximum inflation pressure information foundon the tire. The Ford recommended tire inflation pressure is found onthe tire label or certification label which is located on the B-Pillar or theedge of the driver's door. Failure to follow the tire pressurerecommendations can cause uneven treadwear patterns and adverselyaffect the way your vehicle handles.
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Maximum Permissible Inflation Pressure is the tire manufactures'
maximum permissible pressure and/or the pressure at which the maximum
load can be carried by the tire. This pressure is normally higher than the
manufacturer's recommended cold inflation pressure which can be found on
either the tire label or certification label which is located on the B-Pillar or
the edge of the driver's door. The cold inflation pressure should never be set
lower than the recommended pressure on the tire label or certification label.
When weather temperature changes occur, tire inflation pressures alsochange. A 10° F (6° C) temperature drop can cause a correspondingdrop of 1 psi (7 kPa) in inflation pressure. Check your tire pressuresfrequently and adjust them to the proper pressure which can be foundon the tire label or certification label.
If you are checking tire pressure when the tire is hot, (i.e. driven morethan 1 mile [1.6 km]), never "bleed" or reduce air pressure. The tires arehot from driving and it is normal for pressures to increase aboverecommended cold pressures. A hot tire at or below recommended coldinflation pressure could be significantly under-inflated.
To check the pressure in your tire(s): 1. Make sure the tires are cool, meaning they are not hot from drivingeven a mile.
Note: If you have to drive a distance to get air for your tire(s), check
and record the tire pressure first and add the appropriate air pressure
when you get to the pump. It is normal for tires to heat up and the air
pressure inside to go up as you drive. Never "bleed" or reduce air
pressure when tires are hot.
2. Remove the cap from the valve on one tire, then firmly press the tiregauge onto the valve and measure the pressure with the tire gauge.
3. Add enough air to reach the recommended air pressure Note: If you overfill the tire, release air by pushing on the metal stem in
the center of the valve. Then recheck the pressure with your tire gauge.
4. Replace the valve cap.
5. Repeat this procedure for each tire, including the spare.
Note: Some spare tires require higher inflation pressure than the other
tires. Check the tire label on the B pillar or the edge of the driver's door
for the recommended spare tire pressure.
6. Visually inspect the tires to make sure there are no nails or other objectsembedded that could poke a hole in the tire and cause an air leak.
7. Check the sidewalls to make sure there are no gouges, cuts or bulges.
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TIRE REPLACEMENT REQUIREMENTS
Your vehicle is equipped with tires designed to provide a safe ride andhandling capability.
Only use replacement tires and wheels that are the same sizeand type (such as P-metric versus LT-metric or all-season versus all-terrain) as those originally provided by Ford. Use of any tire orwheel not recommended by Ford can affect the safety andperformance of your vehicle, which could result in an increased risk ofloss of vehicle control, vehicle rollover, personal injury and death.
Additionally the use of non-recommended tires and wheels could causesteering, suspension, axle or transfer case/power transfer unit failure. Ifyou have questions regarding tire replacement, see an authorized Fordor Lincoln/Mercury dealer.
Make sure all tires and wheels on the vehicle are of the same size, type,tread design, brand, load-carrying capacity and speed rating because itcan affect the safety and performance of your vehicle, which could resultin an increased risk of loss of vehicle control, vehicle rollover, personalinjury and death.
You should replace the spare tire when you replace the other road tiresdue to the aging of the spare tire.
CHANGING THE TIRES
If you get a flat tire while driving:• do not brake heavily.
• gradually decrease the vehicle's speed.
• hold the steering wheel firmly.
• slowly move to a safe place on the side of the road.
The use of tire sealants is not recommended and may damageyour tires.
Temporary Emergency Spare Tire Information
Your vehicle may be equipped with a temporary emergency spare tire.
This tire may be a T-type/mini-spare tire which will have the words"Temporary Use Only" molded into the tire sidewall or it may be a fullsize dissimilar spare tire/wheel that is different in brand, size orappearance from the road tire, which will be identified with a "Caution" 2005 05+ Mustang (197)
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label on the wheel. Both of these spare tires are considered "temporary".
Replace these temporary emergency spare tires on the vehicle with a tireof the same size, speed rating and load carrying capacity as the otherroad tires as soon as possible.
When driving with the temporary emergency spare tire do not:
• Exceed 50 mph (80 km/h)
• Exceed 2000 miles (3200 km)
• Load the vehicle beyond maximum vehicle load rating listed on the
Safety Compliance Label • Tow a trailer• Use snow chains• Use more than one temporary emergency spare tire• Use commercial car washing equipment• Try to repair the temporary emergency spare tireUse of a temporary emergency spare tire at any one wheel location canlead to impairment of the following:• Handling, stability and braking performance• Comfort and noise• Ground clearance and parking at curbs• Winter weather driving capability• Wet weather driving capability How to change a flat tire
To help prevent the vehicle from moving when you change a tire,be sure the parking brake is set, then block (in both directions) the wheel that is diagonally opposite (other side and end of thevehicle) to the tire being changed.
If the vehicle slips off the jack, you or someone else could beseriously injured.
Do not attempt to change a tire on the side of the vehicle closeto moving traffic. Pull far enough off the road to avoid the danger of being hit when operating the jack or changing the wheel.
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Before changing the tire: 1. Park on a level surface.
2. Activate the hazard flashers.
3. Place the gearshift lever in P (Park) (automatic transmission) or R(Reverse) (manual transmission).
4. Set the parking brake.
5. Turn off the ignition.
To change the tire: Note: Passengers should not remain in the vehicle when the vehicle is
being jacked.
1. Block both the front and rear ofthe wheel diagonally opposite theflat tire. For example, if the leftfront tire is flat, block the right rearwheel.
2. Remove the lug wrench, sparetire and jack.
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3. Remove the center ornament (ifequipped) from the wheel. Looseneach wheel lug nut one-half turncounterclockwise but do not removethem until the wheel is raised offthe ground.
4. Put the jack in the jack notchnext to the tire you are changing.
Turn the jack handle clockwise untilthe wheel is completely off theground.
Never use the rear differential
as a jacking point.

To lessen the risk ofpersonal injury, do not put any part of your body under thevehicle while changing a tire. Donot start the engine when yourvehicle is on the jack. The jack isonly meant for changing the tire.
5. Remove the lug nuts with the lug wrench.
6. Replace the flat tire with the spare tire, making sure the valve stem isfacing outward. Reinstall lug nuts until the wheel is snug against the hub.
Do not fully tighten the lug nuts until the wheel has been lowered.
If you are using the temporary tire, the lug nut washers will not appearto be flush with the rim. This is normal only when using the temporaryspare tire.
7. Lower the wheel by turning the jack handle counterclockwise.
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8. Remove the jack and fully tighten the lug nuts in the order shown.
Refer to Wheel lug nut torquespecifications later in this chapterfor the proper lug nut torque 9. Put flat tire, wheel ornament (ifequipped), jack and lug wrench away. Make sure jack is fastened soit does not rattle when you drive.
10. Unblock the wheels.
WHEEL LUG NUT TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
Retighten the lug nuts to the specified torque at 500 miles (800 km)after any wheel disturbance (tire rotation, changing a flat tire, wheelremoval, etc.).
Bolt size
Wheel lug nut torque*
* Torque specifications are for nut and bolt threads free of dirt andrust. Use only Ford recommended replacement fasteners.
When a wheel is installed, always remove any corrosion, dirt orforeign materials present on the mounting surfaces of the wheel or the surface of the front disc brake hub and rotor that contacts thewheel. Installing wheels without correct metal-to-metal contact at thewheel mounting surfaces can cause the wheel nuts to loosen and thewheel to come off while the vehicle is in motion, resulting in loss ofcontrol.
INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE TIRE SIDEWALL
Federal law requires tire manufacturers to place standardizedinformation on the sidewall of all tires. This information identifies anddescribes the fundamental characteristics of the tire and also provides aU.S. DOT Tire Identification Number for safety standard certification andin case of a recall.
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Information on "P" type tires
P215/65R15 95H is an example of atire size, load index and speedrating. The definitions of theseitems are listed below. (Note thatthe tire size, load index and speedrating for your vehicle may bedifferent from this example.) 1. P: Indicates a tire, designated by
the Tire and Rim Association
(T&RA), that may be used for
service on cars, SUVs, minivans and
light trucks.
Note: If your tire size does not
begin with a letter this may mean it
is designated by either ETRTO
(European Tire and Rim Technical Organization) or JATMA (Japan Tire
Manufacturing Association).
2. 215: Indicates the nominal width of the tire in millimeters from
sidewall edge to sidewall edge. In general, the larger the number, the
wider the tire.
3. 65: Indicates the aspect ratio which gives the tire's ratio of height to
width.
4. R: Indicates a "radial" type tire.
5. 15: Indicates the wheel or rim diameter in inches. If you change your
wheel size, you will have to purchase new tires to match the new wheel
diameter.
6. 95: Indicates the tire's load index. It is an index that relates to how
much weight a tire can carry. You may find this information in your
Owner's Guide. If not, contact a local tire dealer.
Note: You may not find this information on all tires because it is not
required by federal law.
7. H: Indicates the tire's speed rating. The speed rating denotes the
speed at which a tire is designed to be driven for extended periods of
time under a standard condition of load and inflation pressure. The tires
on your vehicle may operate at different conditions for load and inflation
pressure. These speed ratings may need to be adjusted for the difference
in conditions. The ratings range from 81 mph (130 km/h) to 186 mph
(299 km/h). These ratings are listed in the following chart.
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Note: You may not find this information on all tires because it is not
required by federal law.
Speed rating - mph (km/h)
81 mph (130 km/h) 87 mph (140 km/h) 99 mph (159 km/h) 106 mph (171 km/h) 112 mph (180 km/h) 118 mph (190 km/h) 124 mph (200 km/h) 130 mph (210 km/h) 149 mph (240 km/h) 168 mph (270 km/h) 186 mph (299 km/h) Note: For tires with a maximum speed capability over 149 mph (240
km/h), tire manufacturers sometimes use the letters ZR. For those with
a maximum speed capability over 186 mph (299 km/h), tire
manufacturers always use the letters ZR.
8. U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number (TIN): This begins with the
letters "DOT" and indicates that the tire meets all federal standards. The
next two numbers or letters are the plant code designating where it was
manufactured, the next two are the tire size code and the last four
numbers represent the week and year the tire was built. For example,
the numbers 317 mean the 31st week of 1997. After 2000 the numbers
go to four digits. For example, 2501 means the 25th week of 2001. The
numbers in between are identification codes used for traceability. This
information is used to contact customers if a tire defect requires a recall.
9. M+S or M/S: Mud and Snow, or
AT: All Terrain, or
AS: All Season.
10. Tire Ply Composition and Material Used: Indicates the number of
plies or the number of layers of rubber-coated fabric in the tire tread and
sidewall. Tire manufacturers also must indicate the ply materials in the
tire and the sidewall, which include steel, nylon, polyester, and others.
11. Maximum Load: Indicates the maximum load in kilograms and
pounds that can be carried by the tire. Refer to the tire label or the
safety certification label, which is located on the B-Pillar or the edge of
the driver's door, for the correct tire pressure for your vehicle.
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12. Treadwear, Traction and Temperature Grades
Treadwear: The treadwear grade is a comparative rating based on the
wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled conditions on aspecified government test course. For example, a tire graded 150would wear one and one-half (11⁄2) times as well on the governmentcourse as a tire graded 100.
Traction: The traction grades, from highest to lowest are AA, A, B,
and C. The grades represent the tire's ability to stop on wet pavementas measured under controlled conditions on specified government testsurfaces of asphalt and concrete. A tire marked C may have poortraction performance.
Temperature: The temperature grades are A (the highest), B and C,
representing the tire's resistance to the generation of heat and itsability to dissipate heat when tested under controlled conditions on aspecified indoor laboratory test wheel.
13. Maximum Permissible Inflation Pressure: Indicates the tire
manufacturers' maximum permissible pressure and/or the pressure at
which the maximum load can be carried by the tire. This pressure is
normally higher than the manufacturer's recommended cold inflation
pressure which can be found on either the tire label or certification label
which is located on the B-Pillar or the edge of the driver's door. The cold
inflation pressure should never be set lower than the recommended
pressure on the vehicle label.
The tire suppliers may have additional markings, notes or warnings suchas standard load, radial tubeless, etc.
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Additional information contained on the tire sidewall for "LT" type
tires

"LT" type tires have some additionalinformation beyond those of "P"type tires; these differences aredescribed below: 1. LT: Indicates a tire, designated by
the Tire and Rim Association
(T&RA), that is intended for service
on light trucks.
2. Load Range/Load Inflation
Limits:
Indicates the tire's
load-carrying capabilities and its
inflation limits.
3. Maximum Load Dual lb. (kg)
at psi (kPa) cold:
Indicates the
maximum load and tire pressure
when the tire is used as a dual; defined as four tires on the rear axle (a
total of six or more tires on the vehicle).
4. Maximum Load Single lb. (kg) at psi (kPa) cold: Indicates the
maximum load and tire pressure when the tire is used as a single;
defined as two tires (total) on the rear axle.
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Information on "T" type tires
"T" type tires have some additionalinformation beyond those of "P"type tires; these differences aredescribed below: T145/80D16 is an example of a tiresize.
Note: The temporary tire size for
your vehicle may be different from
this example.
1. T: Indicates a type of tire,
designated by the Tire and Rim
Association (T&RA), that is
intended for temporary service on
cars, SUVs, minivans and light
trucks.
2. 145: Indicates the nominal width
of the tire in millimeters from
sidewall edge to sidewall edge. In general, the larger the number, the
wider the tire.
3. 80: Indicates the aspect ratio which gives the tire's ratio of height to
width. Numbers of 70 or lower indicate a short sidewall.
4. D: Indicates a "diagonal" type tire.
R: Indicates a "radial" type tire.
5. 16: Indicates the wheel or rim diameter in inches. If you change your
wheel size, you will have to purchase new tires to match the new wheel
diameter.
Location of the tire label
You will find a tire label containing tire inflation pressure by tire size andother important information located on the B-Pillar or the edge of thedriver's door.
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TIRE CARE
Improper or inadequate vehicle maintenance can also cause tires to wearabnormally. Here are some of the important maintenance items: Tire wear
Measure and inspect the tire tread on all your tires periodically.
Advanced and unusual tire wear can reduce the ability of tread to gripthe road in adverse (wet, snowy, etc.) conditions. Visually check yourtires for uneven wear, looking for high and low areas or unusuallysmooth areas. Also check for signs of tire damage.
When the tread is worn down to1/16th of an inch (2 mm), tires mustbe replaced to prevent your vehiclefrom skidding and hydroplaning.
Built-in treadwear indicators, or"wear bars", which look like narrowstrips of smooth rubber across thetread will appear on the tire whenthe tread is worn down to 1/16th ofan inch (2 mm). When the tire treadwears down to the same height asthese "wear bars", the tire is wornout and should be replaced.
Inspect your tires frequently for anyof the following conditions andreplace them if one or more of thefollowing conditions exist:• Fabric showing through the tire • Bulges in the tread or sidewalls • Cracks or cuts on the sidewalls • Cracks in the tread groove • Impact damage resulting from use • Separation in the tread • Separation in the sidewall • Severe abrasion on the sidewallIf your vehicle has a leak in the exhaust system, a road tire or the sparetire may be exposed to hot exhaust temperatures requiring the tire to bereplaced.
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Driving habits have a great deal to do with your tire mileage and safety.
• Observe posted speed limits• Avoid fast starts, stops and turns• Avoid potholes and objects on the road• Do not run over curbs or hit the tire against a curb when parking If your vehicle is stuck in snow, mud, sand, etc., do not rapidly
spin the tires; spinning the tires can tear the tire and cause an
explosion. A tire can explode in as little as three to five seconds.
Never spin the tires in excess of the 35 mph (55 km/h) pointindicated on the speedometer.
No matter how carefully you drive there's always the possibility that youmay eventually have a flat tire on the highway. Drive slowly to theclosest safe area out of traffic. This may further damage the flat tire, butyour safety is more important.
If you feel a sudden vibration or ride disturbance while driving, or yoususpect your tire or vehicle has been damaged, immediately reduce yourspeed. Drive with caution until you can safely pull off the road. Stop andinspect the tires for damage. If a tire is under-inflated or damaged,deflate it, remove wheel and replace it with your spare tire and wheel. Ifyou cannot detect a cause, have the vehicle towed to the nearest repairfacility or tire dealer to have the vehicle inspected.
Tire and wheel alignment
A bad jolt from hitting a curb or pothole can cause the front end of yourvehicle to become misaligned or cause damage to your tires. If yourvehicle seems to pull to one side when you're driving, the wheels may beout of alignment. Have a qualified technician at a Ford orLincoln/Mercury dealer check the wheel alignment periodically.
Wheel misalignment in the front or the rear can cause uneven and rapidtreadwear of your tires and should be corrected by a qualified technicianat a Ford or Lincoln/Mercury dealer. Front wheel drive (FWD) vehiclesand those with an independent rear suspension (if equipped) mayrequire alignment of all four wheels.
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The tires should also be balanced periodically. An unbalanced tire andwheel assembly may result in irregular tire wear.
Rotating your tires at the recommended interval (as indicated in thescheduled maintenance information that comes with your vehicle) willhelp your tires wear more evenly, providing better tire performance andlonger tire life. Unless otherwise specified, rotate the tires approximatelyevery 5,000 miles (8,000 km).
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• Rear Wheel Drive (RWD) vehicles/Four Wheel Drive(4WD)/ All Wheel Drive (AWD)vehicles (front tires at top ofdiagram) Sometimes irregular tire wear can be corrected by rotating the tires.
Note: If your tires show uneven wear ask a qualified technician at a
Ford or Lincoln/Mercury dealership to check for and correct any wheel
misalignment, tire imbalance or mechanical problem involved before tire
rotation.
Note: Your vehicle may be equipped with a dissimilar spare tire/wheel. A
dissimilar spare tire/wheel is defined as a spare tire and/or wheel that is
different in brand, size or appearance from the road tires and wheels. If
you have a dissimilar spare tire/wheel it is intended for temporary use
only and should not be used in a tire rotation.
Note: After having your tires rotated, inflation pressure must be checked
and adjusted to the vehicle requirements.
SNOW TIRES AND CHAINS
Driving too fast for conditions creates the possibility of loss ofvehicle control. Driving at very high speeds for extended periods of time may result in damage to vehicle components.
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Snow tires must be the same size and grade as the tires youcurrently have on your vehicle.
If your vehicle has P215/65R16 or P235/55R17 tires, they have allweather treads to provide traction in rain or snow. However, in someclimates, you may need to use snow tires and chains. Use chains on thetires only in an emergency or if the law requires them.
Follow these guidelines when using snow tires and chains:• Chains may damage aluminum wheels.
• Use only SAE Class S chains with P215/65R16 tires on the rear of the vehicle only.
• Do not use tire chains with size P235/55R17 or P255/45R18 tires. Use of SAE Class S chains or other chain types may damage your vehicle.
• Install chains securely, verifying that the chains do not touch any wiring, brake lines or fuel lines.
• Drive cautiously. If you hear the chains rub or bang against your vehicle, stop and re-tighten the chains. If this does not work, removethe chains to prevent damage to your vehicle.
• If possible, avoid fully loading your vehicle.
• Remove the tire chains when they are no longer needed. Do not use tire chains on dry roads.
• The suspension insulation and bumpers will help prevent vehicle damage. Do not remove these components from your vehicle whenusing snow tires and chains.
VEHICLE LOADING – WITH AND WITHOUT A TRAILER
This section will guide you in the proper loading of your vehicle and/ortrailer, to keep your loaded vehicle weight within its design ratingcapability, with or without a trailer. Properly loading your vehicle willprovide maximum return of vehicle design performance. Before loadingyour vehicle, familiarize yourself with the following terms for determiningyour vehicle's weight ratings, with or without a trailer, from the vehicle'sSafety Certification Label and Tire Label: Base Curb Weight – is the weight of the vehicle including a full tank of
fuel and all standard equipment. It does not include passengers, cargo, or
optional equipment.
Vehicle Curb Weight – is the weight of your new vehicle when you
picked it up from your dealer plus any aftermarket equipment.
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Cargo Weight – includes all weight added to the Base Curb Weight,
including cargo and optional equipment. When towing, trailer tongue load
or king pin weight is also part of cargo weight.
GAW (Gross Axle Weight) – is the total weight placed on each axle
(front and rear) – including vehicle curb weight and all payload.
GAWR (Gross Axle Weight Rating) – is the maximum allowable
weight that can be carried by a single axle (front or rear). These
numbers are shown on the Safety Compliance Certification Label
located on the driver's door or B-Pillar. The total load on each
axle must never exceed its GAWR.

Exceeding the Safety Certification Label axle weight rating limitscould result in substandard vehicle handling or performance, engine, transmission and/or structural damage, serious damage to thevehicle, loss of control and personal injury.
Note: For trailer towing information refer to Trailer towing found in
this chapter or the RV and Trailer Towing Guide provided by your
dealership.
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GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight) – is the Vehicle Curb Weight + cargo +
passengers.
GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight
Rating)
– is the maximum
allowable weight of the fully loaded
vehicle (including all options,
equipment, passengers and cargo).
The GVWR is shown on the
Safety Compliance Certification
Label located on the driver's
door or B-Pillar. The GVW must
never exceed the GVWR.

Exceeding the Safety Certification Label vehicle weight ratinglimits could result in substandard vehicle handling or performance, engine, transmission and/or structural damage, seriousdamage to the vehicle, loss of control and personal injury.
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GCW (Gross Combined Weight) – is the weight of the loaded vehicle
(GVW) plus the weight of the fully loaded trailer.
GCWR (Gross Combined Weight Rating) – is the maximum allowable
weight of the vehicle and the loaded trailer – including all cargo and
passengers – that the vehicle can handle without risking damage.
(Important: The towing vehicles' braking system is rated for operation at
GVWR, not at GCWR. Separate functional brakes should be used for safe
control of towed vehicles and for trailers where the GCW of the towing
vehicle plus the trailer exceed the GVWR of the towing vehicle. The
GCW must never exceed the GCWR.

Maximum Loaded Trailer Weight – is the highest possible weight of a
fully loaded trailer the vehicle can tow. It assumes a vehicle with only
mandatory options, no cargo (internal or external), a tongue load of
10–15% (conventional trailer) or king pin weight of 15–25% (fifth wheel
trailer), and driver only (150 lb. [68 kg]). Consult your dealership (or
the
RV and Trailer Towing Guide provided by your dealership) for
more detailed information.

Do not exceed the GVWR or the GAWR specified on thecertification label.
Do not use replacement tires with lower load carrying capacitiesthan the originals because they may lower the vehicle's GVWR and GAWR limitations. Replacement tires with a higher limit than theoriginals do not increase the GVWR and GAWR limitations.
Exceeding any vehicle weight rating limitation could result inserious damage to the vehicle and/or personal injury.
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Steps for determining the correct load limit:
1. Locate the statement "The combined weight of occupants and cargoshould never exceed XXX pounds" on your vehicle's placard.
2. Determine the combined weight of the driver and passengers that willbe riding in your vehicle.
3. Subtract the combined weight of the driver and passengers from XXXkilograms or XXX pounds.
4. The resulting figure equals the available amount of cargo and luggageload capacity. For example, if the "XXX" amount equals 1,400 lb. andthere will be five 150 lb. passengers in your vehicle, the amount ofavailable cargo and luggage load capacity is 650 lb. (1400–750 (5 x 150)= 650 lb.).
5. Determine the combined weight of luggage and cargo being loaded onthe vehicle. That weight may not safely exceed the available cargo andluggage load capacity calculated in Step 4.
6. If your vehicle will be towing a trailer, load from your trailer will betransferred to your vehicle. Consult this manual to determine how thisreduces the available cargo and luggage load capacity of your vehicle.
The following gives you a few examples on how to calculate the availableamount of cargo and luggage load capacity:• An example for your vehicle with 1400 lb. (636 kg) of cargo and luggage capacity. You decide to go golfing. You and your friendsaverage 220 lb. (100 kg) each and the golf bags weigh approximately30 lb. (14 kg) each. Is there enough load capacity to carry you, 4 ofyour friends and all the golf bags? The calculation would be: 1400 – (5x 220) – (5 x 30) = 1400 – 1100 – 150 = 150 lb. Metric conversion;636 kg – (5 x 100) – (5 x 14) = 636 – 570 = 66 kg. Yes, you haveenough load capacity in your vehicle to transport 4 of your friends andgolf bags.
• Another example for your vehicle with 1400 lb. (636 kg) of cargo and luggage capacity. You and one of your friends decide to pick upcement from the local home improvement store to finish that patioyou have been planning for the past 2 years. Measuring the inside ofthe vehicle with the rear seat folded down, you have room for 12-100lb. (45 kg) bags of cement. Do you have enough load capacity totransport the cement to your home? If you and your friend eachweighed 220 lb. (100 kg), the calculation would be: 1400 – (2 x 220) –(12 x 100) = 1400 – 440 – 1200 = – 40 lb. Metric conversion; 636 kg –(2 x 100) – (12 x 45) = 636 – 200 – 540 = –104 kg. No, you do not 2005 05+ Mustang (197)
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have enough cargo capacity to carry that much weight. You will needto reduce the load weight by at least 240 lb. (104 kg). If you remove3-100 lb. (45 kg) cement bags, then the load calculation would be: 1400 – (2 x 220) – (9 x 100) = 1400 – 440 – 900 = 60 lb. Metricconversion; 636 kg – (2 x 100) – (9 x 45) = 636 – 200 – 405 = 31 kg.
Now you have the load capacity to transport the cement and your friendhome.
The above calculations also assume that the loads are positioned in yourvehicle in a manner that does not overload the Front or the Rear GrossAxle Weight Rating specified for your vehicle on the Certification labelfound on the driver's door.
TRAILER TOWING
Your vehicle is capable of towing a trailer up to 1,000 lb. (454 kg) gross
trailer weight with a maximum tongue load of 100 lb. (45 kg). Do not tow a
trailer until your vehicle has been driven at least 500 miles (800 km).
Towing a trailer places an additional load on your vehicle's engine,
transmission, brakes, tires and suspension. Inspect these components
carefully after towing.
Do not exceed the GVWR or the GAWR specified on thecertification label.
Towing trailers beyond the maximum recommended gross trailerweight exceeds the limit of the vehicle and could result in engine damage, transmission damage, structural damage, loss of vehiclecontrol, vehicle rollover and personal injury.
Preparing to tow
Use the proper equipment for towing a trailer and make sure it is
properly attached to your vehicle. See your dealer or a reliable trailer
dealer if you require assistance.
Hitches
Do not use hitches that clamp onto the vehicle bumper. Use a load
carrying hitch. You must distribute the load in your trailer so that
10–15% of the total weight of the trailer is on the tongue.
Safety chains
Always connect the trailer's safety chains to the frame or hook retainers
of the vehicle hitch. To connect the trailer's safety chains, cross the
chains under the trailer tongue and allow slack for turning corners.
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Tires, Wheels and Loading
If you use a rental trailer, follow the instructions that the rental agency
gives to you.
Do not attach safety chains to the bumper.
Trailer brakes
Electric brakes and manual, automatic or surge-type trailer brakes are
safe if installed properly and adjusted to the manufacturer's
specifications. The trailer brakes must meet local and Federal
regulations.
Do not connect a trailer's hydraulic brake system directly to yourvehicle's brake system. Your vehicle may not have enough braking power and your chances of having a collision greatly increase.
The braking system of the tow vehicle is rated for operation at theGVWR not GCWR.
Trailer lamps
Trailer lamps are required on most towed vehicles. Make sure all running
lights, brake lights, turn signals and hazard lights are working.
Do not splice into the vehicle lamp wiring for trailer lamps. Your
vehicle uses an advanced electronic module to control and
monitor your vehicle lamps. Splicing into the wiring or attaching
wiring to the vehicle bulb. may DISABLE the rear vehicle lamps
or cause them not to function properly.
See your dealer for proper instructions and equipment for hooking up
trailer lamps.
Driving while you tow
When towing a trailer:
• Turn off the speed control. The speed control may shut off
automatically when you are towing on long, steep grades.
• Consult your local motor vehicle speed regulations for towing a trailer.
• Shift out of D (Overdrive) into D (Overdrive cancelled) or a lower gear (3, 2, or 1) when towing up or down steep hills. This willeliminate excessive downshifting and upshifting for optimum fueleconomy and transmission cooling.
• Anticipate stops and brake gradually.
Servicing after towing
If you tow a trailer for long distances, your vehicle will require more
frequent service intervals. Refer to your Scheduled Maintenance Guide
for more information.
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Tires, Wheels and Loading
Trailer towing tips
• Practice turning, stopping and backing up before starting on a trip to
get the feel of the vehicle trailer combination. When turning, makewider turns so the trailer wheels will clear curbs and other obstacles.
• Allow more distance for stopping with a trailer attached.
• The trailer tongue weight should be 10–15% of the loaded trailer • After you have traveled 50 miles (80 km), thoroughly check your hitch, electrical connections and trailer wheel lug nuts.
• To aid in engine/transmission cooling and A/C efficiency during hot weather while stopped in traffic, place the gearshift lever in P (Park)(automatic transmission) or N (Neutral) (manual transmissions).
• Vehicles with trailers should not be parked on a grade. If you must park on a grade, place wheel chocks under the trailer's wheels.
RECREATIONAL TOWING (ALL WHEELS ON THE GROUND)
Follow these guidelines for your specific powertrain combination to towyour vehicle with all four wheels on the ground (such as behind arecreational vehicle).
These guidelines are designed to ensure that your transmission is notdamaged due to insufficient lubrication.
All Rear Wheel Drive (RWD) vehicles:
This applies to all cars and 4x2 trucks/sport utilities with rear wheeldrive capability.
• Place the transmission in N (Neutral)• Maximum speed is 35 mph (56 km/h)• Maximum distance is 50 miles (80 km)If a distance of 50 miles (80 km) or a speed of 35 mph (56 km/h) mustbe exceeded, you must disconnect the driveshaft. Ford recommends thedriveshaft be removed/installed only by a qualified technician. See yourlocal dealer for driveshaft removal/installation.
Improper removal/installation of the driveshaft can cause
transmission fluid loss, damage to the driveshaft and internal
transmission components.

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Positions of the ignition
1. OFF/LOCK, locks the steeringwheel, automatic transmissiongearshift lever and allows keyremoval.
Note: The ignition key can not be
removed from the ignition unless
the gearshift lever is securely
latched in P (Park).
2. ACCESSORY, allows the electricalaccessories such as the radio tooperate while the engine is not running.
3. ON, all electrical circuits operational. Warning lights illuminated. Keyposition when driving.
4. START, cranks the engine. Release the key as soon as the enginestarts.
Preparing to start your vehicle
Engine starting is controlled by the powertrain control system. Thissystem meets all Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment standardrequirements regulating the impulse electrical field strength of radionoise.
When starting a fuel-injected engine, don't press the accelerator beforeor during starting. Only use the accelerator when you have difficultystarting the engine. For more information on starting the vehicle, refer toStarting the engine in this chapter.
Extended idling at high engine speeds can produce very hightemperatures in the engine and exhaust system, creating the risk of fire or other damage.
Do not park, idle, or drive your vehicle in dry grass or other dryground cover. The emission system heats up the engine compartment and exhaust system, which can start a fire.
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Do not start your vehicle in a closed garage or in other enclosedareas. Exhaust fumes can be toxic. Always open the garage door before you start the engine. See Guarding against exhaust fumes inthis chapter for more instructions.
If you smell exhaust fumes inside your vehicle, have your dealerinspect your vehicle immediately. Do not drive if you smell exhaust fumes.
Important safety precautions
A computer system controls the engine's idle revolutions per minute(RPM). When the engine starts, the idle RPM runs higher than normal inorder to warm the engine. If the engine idle speed does not slow downautomatically, have the vehicle checked. Do not allow the vehicle to idlefor more than 10 minutes at the higher engine RPM.
Before starting the vehicle: 1. Make sure all vehicle occupants have buckled their safety belts. Formore information on safety belts and their proper usage, refer to theSeating and Safety Restraints chapter.
2. Make sure the headlamps and vehicle accessories are off.
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3. Turn the key to 3 (ON) withoutturning the key to 4 (START).
Make sure the corresponding lights illuminate or illuminate briefly. If alight fails to illuminate, have the vehicle serviced.
• If the driver's safety belt is fastened, the light may not illuminate.
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Starting the engine
1. Turn the key to 3 (ON) withoutturning the key to 4 (START). Ifthere is difficulty in turning the key,rotate the steering wheel until thekey turns freely.
2. Turn the key to 4 (START), thenrelease the key as soon as theengine starts.
Note: If the engine does not start within five seconds on the first try,
turn the key to OFF, wait 10 seconds and try again. If the engine still
fails to start, press and hold the accelerator to the floor and try again;
this will allow the engine to crank with the fuel shut off in case the
engine is flooded with fuel.
Using the engine block heater (if equipped)
An engine block heater warms the engine coolant which aids in starting
and heater/defroster performance. Use of an engine block heater is
strongly recommended if you live in a region where temperatures reach
-10°F (-23°C) or below. For best results, plug the heater in at least three
hours before starting the vehicle. The heater can be plugged in the night
before starting the vehicle.
To reduce the risk of electrical shock, do not use your heaterwith ungrounded electrical systems or two-pronged (cheater) Guarding against exhaust fumes
Carbon monoxide is present in exhaust fumes. Take precautions to avoid
its dangerous effects.
If you smell exhaust fumes inside your vehicle, have your dealerinspect your vehicle immediately. Do not drive if you smell exhaust fumes.
Important ventilating information
If the engine is idling while the vehicle is stopped for a long period of
time, open the windows at least one inch (2.5 cm) or adjust the heating
or air conditioning to bring in fresh air.
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Occasional brake noise is normal. If a metal-to-metal, continuous grindingor continuous squeal sound is present, the brake linings may be worn-outand should be inspected by a qualified service technician. If the vehiclehas continuous vibration or shudder in the steering wheel while braking,the vehicle should be inspected by a qualified service technician.
Refer to Brake system warninglight in the Instrument Cluster chapter for information on the brakesystem warning light.
Four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS) (if equipped)
Your vehicle may be equipped with an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS).
This system helps you maintain steering control during emergency stopsby keeping the brakes from locking. Noise from the ABS pump motorand brake pedal pulsation may be observed during ABS braking; anypulsation or mechanical noise you may feel or hear is normal.
ABS warning lamp
The ABS lamp in the instrumentcluster momentarily illuminates when the ignition is turned on. Ifthe light does not illuminate duringstart up, remains on or flashes, theABS may be disabled and may need to be serviced.
Even when the ABS is disabled,normal braking is still effective. (If your BRAKE warning lampilluminates with the parking brake released, have your brake systemserviced immediately.) Using ABS
When hard braking is required, apply continuous force on the brakepedal; do not pump the brake pedal since this will reduce theeffectiveness of the ABS and will increase your vehicle's stoppingdistance. The ABS will be activated immediately, allowing you to retainfull steering control during hard braking and on slippery surfaces.
However, the ABS does not decrease stopping distance.
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Brake Assist (if equipped)
The Brake Assist system provides full braking force during panic brakingsituations. It detects a rapid application of the brake pedal andmaximizes the amount of brake booster assist, helping the driver toachieve maximum braking pressure. Once a panic brake application isdetected, the system will remain activated as long as the brake pedal isdepressed. The system is deactivated by releasing the brake pedal.
When the system activates, the brake pedal will travel with very littleeffort; this is normal.
To set the parking brake (1), pullthe parking brake handle up as faras possible.
The BRAKE warning lamp willilluminate and will remain illuminated until the parking brakeis released.
To release, press and hold the button (2), pull the handle up slightly,then push the handle down.
Always set the parking brake fully and make sure that thegearshift is securely latched in P (Park) (automatic transmission) or in 1 (First) (manual transmission).
If the parking brake is fully released, but the brake warning lampremains illuminated, the brakes may not be working properly.
See your dealer or a qualified service technician as soon as possible.
To prevent damage to the power steering system:• Never hold the steering wheel at its furthest turning points (until it stops) for more than a few seconds when the engine is running.
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• Do not operate the vehicle with a low power steering pump fluid level (below the MIN mark on the reservoir).
If the power steering system breaks down (or if the engine is turnedoff), you can steer the vehicle manually, but it takes more effort.
If the steering wanders or pulls, check for:• an improperly inflated tire• uneven tire wear• loose or worn suspension components• loose or worn steering components• improper steering alignmentA high crown in the road or high crosswinds may also make the steeringseem to wander/pull.
TRACTION CONTROL(IF EQUIPPED)
Your vehicle may be equipped with a Traction Control娂 system. This
system helps you maintain the stability and steerability of your vehicle,especially on slippery road surfaces such as snow- or ice-covered roadsand gravel roads. The system operates by detecting and controllingwheel spin. The system borrows many of the electronic and mechanicalelements already present in the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS).
Wheel-speed sensors allow excess rear wheel spin to be detected by theTraction Control娂 portion of the ABS computer. Any excessive wheelspin is controlled by automatically applying and releasing the rear brakesin conjunction with engine torque reductions.
The Traction Control娂 system will allow your vehicle to make better useof available traction on slippery surfaces while you are trying toaccelerate or while your foot is on the accelerator pedal. The system is adriver aid which makes your vehicle easier to handle primarily on snowand ice covered roads.
During Traction Control娂 operation,the traction control active light willilluminate. If your vehicle isequipped with a message center, amessage will display during TractionControl娂 operation. You may hearan electric motor type of sound coming from the engine compartmentand the engine will not "rev-up" when you push further on theaccelerator. This is normal system behavior and should be no reason forconcern.
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The Traction Control娂 switch,located above the radio, illuminateswhen the system is off. The TractionControl娂 system will automaticallyturn on every time the ignition isturned OFF and ON.
If you should become stuck in snowor ice or on a very slippery roadsurface, try switching the TractionControl娂 system off. This may allow excess wheel spin to "dig" thevehicle out and enable a successful "rocking" maneuver.
The traction control on/off status is shown by an indicator lamp on thetraction control switch. If the system is off, the indicator will beilluminated. If a system fault is detected, the traction control active lightwill illuminate, the Traction Control娂 button will also illuminate and willnot turn the system on or off and your vehicle should be serviced.
Aggressive driving in any road conditions can cause you to losecontrol of your vehicle increasing the risk of severe personal injury or property damage. The occurrence of a Traction Control娂event is an indication that at least some of the tires have exceededtheir ability to grip the road; this may lead to an increased risk of lossof vehicle control, vehicle rollover, personal injury and death. If youexperience a severe road event, SLOW DOWN.
TRACTION-LOKAXLE (IF EQUIPPED)
This axle provides added traction on slippery surfaces, particularly when
one wheel is on a poor traction surface. Under normal conditions, the
Traction-Lok娂 axle functions like a standard rear axle.
Extended use of other than the manufacturer's specified size tires on a
Traction-Lok娂 rear axle could result in a permanent reduction in
effectiveness. This loss of effectiveness does not affect normal driving
and should not be noticeable to the driver.
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION OPERATION (IF EQUIPPED)
This vehicle is equipped with a brake-shift interlock feature that preventsthe gearshift lever from being moved from P (Park) when the ignition isin the ON position unless the brake pedal is depressed.
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If you cannot move the gearshift lever out of P (Park) with ignition inthe ON position and the brake pedal depressed: 1. Apply the parking brake, turn ignition key to LOCK, then remove thekey.
2. Using a flat head screwdriver, remove the plastic cover.
3. Insert the ignition key and push itstraight down to release theinterlock.
4. Apply the parking brake, then shift to N (Neutral).
5. Start the vehicle.
If it is necessary to use the above procedure to move the gearshift lever,it is possible that a fuse has blown or the vehicle's brakelamps are notoperating properly. Refer to Fuses and relays in the RoadsideEmergencies chapter.
Do not drive your vehicle until you verify that the brakelampsare working.
Always set the parking brake fully and make sure the gearshift islatched in P (Park). Turn the ignition to the LOCK position and remove the key whenever you leave your vehicle.
If the parking brake is fully released, but the brake warning lampremains illuminated, the brakes may not be working properly.
See your dealer or a qualified service technician.
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Understanding the gearshift positions of the 5–speed automatic
transmission

This vehicle is equipped with an adaptive Transmission Shift Strategy.
Adaptive Shift Strategy offers the optimal transmission operation andshift quality. When the vehicle's battery has been disconnected for anytype of service or repair, the transmission will need to relearn the normalshift strategy parameters, much like having to reset your radio stationswhen your vehicle battery has been disconnected. The AdaptiveTransmission Strategy allows the transmission to relearn these operatingparameters. This learning process could take several transmissionupshifts and downshifts; during this learning process, slightly firmershifts may occur. After this learning process, normal shift feel and shiftscheduling will resume.
This position locks the transmission and prevents the rear wheels fromturning.
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To put your vehicle in P (Park):• Come to a complete stop • Move the gearshift lever and securely latch it in P (Park) Always set the parking brake fully and make sure the gearshift islatched in P (Park). Turn the ignition to the LOCK position and remove the key whenever you leave your vehicle.
R (Reverse)
With the gearshift lever in R (Reverse), the vehicle will move backward.
Always come to a complete stop before shifting into and out of R (Reverse).
N (Neutral)
With the gearshift lever in N (Neutral), the vehicle can be started and is
free to roll. Hold the brake pedal down while in this position.
D (Drive) with Overdrive
The normal driving position for the best fuel economy. Transmission
operates in gears one through five.
D (Drive) without Overdrive
D (Drive) with Overdrive can bedeactivated by pressing thetransmission control switch on theright side of the shift handle.
• This position allows for all forward gears except Overdrive.
• O/D OFF lamp is illuminated.
• Provides engine braking.
• Use when driving conditions cause excessive shifting from O/D to other gears. Examples: citytraffic, hilly terrain, heavy loads, trailer towing and when enginebraking is required.
• To return to Overdrive mode, press the transmission control switch.
The O/D OFF lamp will not be illuminated.
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• Overdrive mode is automatically returned each time the key is turned 3 (Third)
This position allows for third gear only.
• Provides engine braking.
• To return to D (Drive) without Overdrive, move the transmission shift lever into the D (Drive) position.
• Selecting 3 (Third) at higher speeds will cause the transmission to downshift to third gear at the appropriate vehicle speed.
2 (Second)
This position allows for second gear only.
• Provides engine braking.
• Use to start-up on slippery roads.
• To return to D (Drive) without Overdrive or 3 (Third), move the transmission shift lever into the D (Drive) or 3 (Third) position.
• Selecting 2 (Second) at higher speeds will cause the transmission to downshift to second gear at the appropriate vehicle speed.
1 (First)
This position allows for first gear only.
• Provides maximum engine braking.
• Will not downshift into first gear at high speeds; will cause the transmission to downshift to a lower gear, then allows for first gearwhen the vehicle reaches slower speeds.
Forced downshifts
• Allowed in Overdrive or Drive.
• Depress the accelerator to the floor.
• Allows transmission to select an appropriate gear.
If your vehicle gets stuck in mud or snow
If your vehicle gets stuck in mud or snow, it may be rocked out byshifting between forward and reverse gears, stopping between shifts in asteady pattern. Press lightly on the accelerator in each gear.
Do not rock the vehicle if the engine is not at normal operating
temperature or damage to the transmission may occur.

Do not rock the vehicle for more than a minute or damage to the
transmission and tires may occur, or the engine may overheat.

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MANUAL TRANSMISSION OPERATION (IF EQUIPPED)
Using the clutch
The manual transmission has a starter interlock that prevents crankingthe engine unless the clutch pedal is fully depressed.
To start the vehicle:1. Make sure the parking brake is fully set.
2. Press the clutch pedal to the floor, then put the gearshift lever in theneutral position.
3. Start the engine, then press the brake pedal and release the parking brake.
4. Move the gearshift lever to 1st gear, then slowly release the clutchpedal while slowly pressing on the accelerator.
During each shift, the clutch pedal must be fully depressed to the floor.
Failure to fully depress the clutch pedal to the floor may cause increasedshift efforts, prematurely wear transmission components or damage thetransmission. Make sure the floor mat is properly positioned so it doesn'tinterfere with the full extension of the clutch pedal.
Do not drive with your foot resting on the clutch pedal or use the clutchpedal to hold your vehicle at a standstill while waiting on a hill. Theseactions will reduce the life of the clutch.
Recommended shift speeds
Do not downshift into 1 (First) when your vehicle is moving
faster than 15 mph (24 km/h). This will damage the clutch.

Upshift according to the following chart: Upshifts when accelerating (recommended for best fuel economy)
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1. Make sure that your vehicle is at a complete stop before you shift intoR (Reverse). Failure to do so may damage the transmission.
2. Move the gearshift lever into the neutral position and wait at leastthree seconds before shifting into R (Reverse).
• The gearshift lever can only be moved into R (Reverse) by moving it from left of 3 (Third) and 4 (Fourth) before shifting into R (Reverse).
This is a lockout feature that protects the transmission fromaccidentally being shifted into R (Reverse) from 5 (Overdrive).
Parking your vehicle
1. Apply the brake and shift into the neutral position.
2. Fully apply the parking brake, then shift into 1 (First).
3. Turn the ignition off.
Do not park your vehicle in Neutral, it may move unexpectedlyand injure someone. Use 1 (First) gear and set the parking brake DRIVING THROUGH WATER
Do not drive quickly through standing water, especially if the depth isunknown. Traction or brake capability may be limited and if the ignitionsystem gets wet, your engine may stall. Water may also enter yourengine's air intake and severely damage your engine.
If driving through deep or standing water is unavoidable, proceed veryslowly. Never drive through water that is higher than the bottom of thehubs (for trucks) or the bottom of the wheel rims (for cars).
Once through the water, always try the brakes. Wet brakes do not stop thevehicle as effectively as dry brakes. Drying can be improved by movingyour vehicle slowly while applying light pressure on the brake pedal.
Driving through deep water where the transmission vent tube is
submerged may allow water into the transmission and cause
internal transmission damage. Have the fluid checked and, if
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Roadside Emergencies GETTING ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
To fully assist you should you have a vehicle concern, Ford MotorCompany offers a complimentary roadside assistance program. Thisprogram is separate from the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. The serviceis available:• 24–hours, seven days a week• for the New Vehicle Limited Warranty period of three years or 36,000 miles (60,000 km), whichever occurs first on Ford and Mercuryvehicles, and four years or 50,000 miles (80,000 km) on Lincolnvehicles.
Roadside assistance will cover:• a flat tire change with a good spare (except Ford GT which has a tire • battery jump start• lock-out assistance (key replacement cost is the customer's • fuel delivery (2.0 gallons [7.5L], maximum two occurrences within • towing of your disabled vehicle to the nearest Ford Motor Company dealership, or your selling dealer if within 35 miles (56.3 km) of thenearest Ford Motor Company dealership (one tow per disablement).
Even non-warranty related tows, like accidents, are covered (someexclusions apply, such as impound towing or repossession).
Canadian customers refer to your Owner Information Guide for
information on:
• coverage period
• exact fuel amounts
• towing of your disabled vehicle
• emergency travel expense reimbursement
• travel planning benefits
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USING ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
Complete the roadside assistance identification card and place it in yourwallet for quick reference. In the United States, this card is found in theOwner Guide portfolio in the glove compartment. In Canada, the card isfound in the Owner Information Guide in the glove compartment.
U.S. Ford or Mercury vehicle customers who require roadside assistance,call 1–800–241–3673; Lincoln vehicle customers call 1–800–521–4140.
Canadian customers who require roadside assistance, call1–800–665–2006.
If you need to arrange roadside assistance for yourself, Ford MotorCompany will reimburse a reasonable amount. To obtain reimbursementinformation, U.S. Ford or Mercury vehicles customers call1-800-241-3673; Lincoln vehicle customers call 1–800–521–4140.
Canadian customers who need to obtain reimbursement information, call1–800–665–2006.
ROADSIDE COVERAGE BEYOND BASIC WARRANTY
In the United States, you may purchase additional roadside assistancecoverage beyond this period through the Ford Auto Club by contactingyour Ford or Lincoln/Mercury dealer.
Similarly in Canada, for uninterrupted Roadside Assistance coverage, youmay purchase extended coverage prior to your Basic Warranty's RoadsideAssistance expiring. For more information and enrollment, contact1–877–294–2582 or visit our website at www.ford.ca.
HAZARD FLASHER CONTROL
The hazard flasher is located on theinstrument panel by the radio. Thehazard flashers will operate whenthe ignition is off.
Push in the flasher control and allfront and rear direction signals willflash. Press the flasher control again to turn them off. Use it when yourvehicle is disabled and is creating a safety hazard for other motorists.
Note: With extended use, the flasher may run down your battery.
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FUEL PUMP SHUT-OFF SWITCH FUEL
This device stops the electric fuel pump from sending fuel to the enginewhen your vehicle has had a substantial jolt.
After an accident, if the engine cranks but does not start, this switchmay have been activated.
The fuel pump shut-off switch islocated in the driver's footwell, bythe hood release To reset the switch: 1. Turn the ignition OFF.
2. Check the fuel system for leaks.
3. If no leaks are apparent, reset theswitch by pushing in on the resetbutton.
4. Turn the ignition ON.
5. Wait a few seconds and return the key to OFF.
6. Make another check for leaks.
FUSES AND RELAYS
If electrical components in thevehicle are not working, a fuse mayhave blown. Blown fuses areidentified by a broken wire withinthe fuse. Check the appropriate fuses before replacing any electricalcomponents.
Note: Always replace a fuse with one that has the specified amperage
rating. Using a fuse with a higher amperage rating can cause severe wire
damage and could start a fire.
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Standard fuse amperage rating and color
Fuse link
Passenger compartment fuse panel
The fuse panel is located in the passenger side kick panel. Remove thepanel cover to access the fuses.
To remove a fuse use the fuse puller tool provided on the fuse panelcover.
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Passenger Compartment Fuse
Restraint Control Module (RCM),Passenger Occupant DetectionSystem (PODS), Passenger Airbag Deactivation Indicator (PADI) Anti-lock Brake System (ABS),Positive Crankcase Ventilation(PCV) valve heater, Ignition Powertrain Control Module (PCM)relays, Passive Anti-Theft System(PATS) Power distribution box
The power distribution box is located in the engine compartment. Thepower distribution box contains high-current fuses that protect yourvehicle's main electrical systems from overloads.
Do not probe the contacts for the fuses and relays in the power
distribution box as damage will occur, causing improper, or loss
of, electrical functionality.

Always disconnect the battery before servicing high currentfuses.
To reduce risk of electrical shock, always replace the cover tothe Power Distribution Box before reconnecting the battery or refilling fluid reservoirs.
If the battery has been disconnected and reconnected, refer to theBattery section of the Maintenance and Specifications chapter.
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The high-current fuses are coded as follows.
Power Distribution Box
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Power Distribution Box
SJB #5 (Instrument panel fusebox) Power point #1 (Instrumentpanel) SJB #7 (Instrument panel fusebox) SJB #6 (Instrument panel fusebox) Power point #2 (Console) SJB #4 (Instrument panel fusebox) * Cartridge Fuses ** Mini Fuses There is a relay located on the accelerator pedal assembly for the PCMdelay. Note: Only on manual transmission applications.
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JUMP STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
The gases around the battery can explode if exposed to flames,sparks, or lit cigarettes. An explosion could result in injury or vehicle damage.
Batteries contain sulfuric acid which can burn skin, eyes andclothing, if contacted.
Do not attempt to push-start your vehicle. Automatic
transmissions do not have push-start capability; doing so may
damage the catalytic converter.

Preparing your vehicle
When the battery is disconnected or a new battery is installed, thetransmission must relearn its shift strategy. As a result, the transmissionmay have firm and/or soft shifts. This operation is considered normal andwill not affect function or durability of the transmission. Over time, theadaptive learning process will fully update transmission operation.
1. Use only a 12–volt supply to start your vehicle.
2. Do not disconnect the battery of the disabled vehicle as this coulddamage the vehicle's electrical system.
3. Park the booster vehicle close to the hood of the disabled vehicle
making sure the two vehicles do not touch. Set the parking brake on
both vehicles and stay clear of the engine cooling fan and other moving
parts.
4. Check all battery terminals and remove any excessive corrosion beforeyou attach the battery cables. Ensure the vent caps are tight and level.
5. Turn the heater fan on in both vehicles to protect any electricalsurges. Turn all other accessories off.
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Connecting the jumper cables
1. Connect the positive (+) jumper cable to the positive (+) terminal ofthe discharged battery.
Note: In the illustrations, lightning bolts are used to designate the
assisting (boosting) battery.
2. Connect the other end of the positive (+) cable to the positive (+)terminal of the assisting battery.
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3. Connect the negative (-) cable to the negative (-) terminal of theassisting battery.
4. Make the final connection of the negative (-) cable to an exposed
metal part of the stalled vehicle's engine, away from the battery and the
carburetor/fuel injection system. Do not use fuel lines, engine rocker
covers or the intake manifold as grounding points.
Do not connect the end of the second cable to the negative (-)terminal of the battery to be jumped. A spark may cause an explosion of the gases that surround the battery.
5. Ensure that the cables are clear of fan blades, belts, moving parts ofboth engines, or any fuel delivery system parts.
Jump starting
1. Start the engine of the booster vehicle and run the engine at
moderately increased speed.
2. Start the engine of the disabled vehicle.
3. Once the disabled vehicle has been started, run both engines for an
additional three minutes before disconnecting the jumper cables.
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Removing the jumper cables
Remove the jumper cables in the reverse order that they were
connected.

1. Remove the jumper cable from the ground metal surface.
Note: In the illustrations, lightning bolts are used to designate the
assisting (boosting) battery.
2. Remove the jumper cable on the negative (-) connection of thebooster vehicle's battery.
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3. Remove the jumper cable from the positive (+) terminal of the boostervehicle's battery.
4. Remove the jumper cable from the positive (+) terminal of thedisabled vehicle's battery.
After the disabled vehicle has been started and the jumper cablesremoved, allow it to idle for several minutes so the engine computer canrelearn its idle conditions.
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If you need to have your vehicle towed, contact a professional towingservice or, if you are a member of a roadside assistance program, yourroadside assistance service provider.
It is recommended that your vehicle be towed with a wheel lift anddollies or flatbed equipment. Do not tow with a slingbelt. Ford MotorCompany has not approved a slingbelt towing procedure.
If your vehicle is to be towed from the front using wheel lift equipment,it is recommended that the rear wheels (drive wheels) be placed on adolly to prevent damage to the transmission.
If the vehicle is towed by other means or incorrectly, vehicle
damage may occur.

Ford Motor Company produces a towing manual for all authorized towtruck operators. Have your tow truck operator refer to this manual forproper hook-up and towing procedures for your vehicle.
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Customer Assistance GETTING THE SERVICES YOU NEED
You must take your Ford vehicle to an authorized Ford dealer forwarranty repairs. While any Ford dealership handling your vehicle linewill provide warranty service, we recommend you return to your sellingdealer who wants to ensure your continued satisfaction. Please note thatcertain warranty repairs require special training and/or equipment, so notall dealers are authorized to perform all warranty repairs. This meansthat, depending on the warranty repair needed, you may have to takeyour vehicle to another dealer. A reasonable time must be allowed toperform a repair after taking your vehicle to the dealership. Repairs willbe made using Ford or Motorcraft parts, or remanufactured or otherparts that are authorized by Ford.
If you have questions or concerns, or are unsatisfied with the service youare receiving, follow these steps: 1. Contact your Sales Representative or Service Advisor at yourselling/servicing dealership.
2. If your inquiry or concern remains unresolved, contact the SalesManager, Service Manager or Customer Relations Manager.
3. If you require assistance or clarification on Ford Motor Companypolicies or procedures, please contact the Ford Customer RelationshipCenter at the number below.
Away from home
If you own a Ford or Mercury vehicle and are away from home whenyour vehicle needs service, or if you need more help than the dealershipcould provide, after following the steps described above, contact theFord Customer Relationship Center to find an authorized dealership tohelp you.
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In Canada:Customer Relationship CentreFord Motor Company of Canada, LimitedP.O. Box 2000Oakville, Ontario L6J 5E41-800-565-3673 (FORD)www.ford.ca If you own a Lincoln vehicle and are away from home when your vehicleneeds service, or if you need more help than the dealership couldprovide, after following the steps described above, contact the FordCustomer Relationship Center to find an authorized dealership to helpyou.
In the United States:Ford Motor CompanyCustomer Relationship CenterP.O. Box 6248Dearborn, MI 481211-800-521-4140(TDD for the hearing impaired: 1-800-232-5952)www.customersaskford.com In Canada:Lincoln CentreFord Motor Company of Canada, LimitedP.O. Box 2000Oakville, Ontario L6J 5E41-800-387-9333www.lincolncanada.com In order to help you service your Lincoln vehicle, please have the
following information available when contacting the Lincoln Centre:
• Your telephone number (home and business)
• The name of the dealer and the city where the dealership is located
• The year and make of your vehicle
• The date of vehicle purchase
• The current odometer reading
• The vehicle identification number (VIN)
Additional Assistance
If you still have a complaint involving a warranty dispute, you may wishto contact the Dispute Settlement Board (U.S.).
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In some states (in the U.S.) you must directly notify Ford in writingbefore pursuing remedies under your state's warranty laws. Ford is alsoallowed a final repair attempt in some states.
In the United States, a warranty dispute must be submitted to theDispute Settlement Board before taking action under the Magnuson-MossWarranty Act, or to the extent allowed by state law, before pursuingreplacement or repurchase remedies provided by certain state laws. Thisdispute handling procedure is not required prior to enforcing statecreated rights or other rights which are independent of theMagnuson-Moss Warranty Act or state replacement or repurchase laws.
IN CALIFORNIA (U.S. ONLY)
California Civil Code Section 1793.2(d) requires that, if a manufactureror its representative is unable to repair a motor vehicle to conform to thevehicle's applicable express warranty after a reasonable number ofattempts, the manufacturer shall be required to either replace thevehicle with one substantially identical or repurchase the vehicle andreimburse the buyer in an amount equal to the actual price paid orpayable by the consumer (less a reasonable allowance for consumeruse). The consumer has the right to choose whether to receive a refundor replacement vehicle.
California Civil Code Section 1793.22(b) presumes that the manufacturerhas had a reasonable number of attempts to conform the vehicle to itsapplicable express warranties if, within the first 18 months of ownershipof a new vehicle or the first 18,000 miles (29,000 km), whichever occursfirst: 1. Two or more repair attempts are made on the same non-conformitylikely to cause death or serious bodily injury OR 2. Four or more repair attempts are made on the same nonconformity (adefect or condition that substantially impairs the use, value or safety ofthe vehicle) OR 3. The vehicle is out of service for repair of nonconformities for a total ofmore than 30 calendar days (not necessarily all at one time) In the case of 1 or 2 above, the consumer must also notify themanufacturer of the need for the repair of the nonconformity at thefollowing address: Ford Motor Company16800 Executive Plaza DriveMail Drop 3NE-BDearborn, MI 48126 2005 05+ Mustang (197)
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THE DISPUTE SETTLEMENT BOARD (U.S. ONLY)
The Dispute Settlement Board is:• an independent, third-party arbitration program for warranty disputes.
• available free to owners and lessees of qualifying Ford Motor Company The Dispute Settlement Board may not be available in all states. FordMotor Company reserves the right to change eligibility limitations, modifyprocedures and/or to discontinue this service without notice and withoutincurring obligations per applicable state law.
What kinds of cases does the Board review?
Unresolved warranty repair concerns or vehicle performance concerns ason Ford and Lincoln/Mercury cars and Ford and Lincoln/Mercury lighttrucks which are within the terms of any applicable written new vehiclewarranty are eligible for review, except those involving:• a non-Ford product• a non-Ford dealership• sales disputes between customer and dealer except those associated with warranty repairs or concerns with the vehicle's performance asdesigned • a request for reimbursement of consequential expenses unless a service or product concern is being reviewed • items not covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty (including maintenance and wear items) • alleged personal injury/property damage claims• cases currently in litigation• vehicles not used primarily for family, personal or household purposes (except in states where the Dispute Settlement Board is required toreview commercial vehicles) • vehicles with non-U.S. warrantiesConcerns are ineligible for review if the New Vehicle Limited Warrantyhas expired at receipt of your application and, in certain states eligibilityis dependent upon the customer's possession of the vehicle.
Eligibility may differ according to state law. For example, see the uniquebrochures for California, West Virginia, Georgia and Wisconsinpurchasers/lessees.
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The Board consists of:• Three consumer representatives• A Ford or Lincoln/Mercury dealership representativeConsumer candidates for Board membership are recruited and trained byan independent consulting firm. The dealership Board member is chosenfrom Ford and Lincoln Mercury dealership management, recognized fortheir business leadership qualities.
What the Board needs
To have your case reviewed you must complete the application in theDSB brochure and mail it to the address provided on the applicationform. Some states will require you to use certified mail, with returnreceipt requested.
Your application is reviewed and, if it is determined to be eligible, youwill receive an acknowledgment indicating:• The file number assigned to your application.
• The toll-free phone number of the DSB's independent administrator.
Your dealership and a Ford Motor Company representative will then beasked to submit statements.
To properly review your case, the Board needs the following information:• Legible copies of all documents and maintenance or repair orders relevant to the case.
• The year, make, model, and Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) listed on your vehicle ownership license.
• The date of repair(s) and mileage at the time of occurrence(s).
• The current mileage.
• The name of the dealer(s) who sold or serviced the vehicle.
• A brief description of your unresolved concern.
• A brief summary of the action taken by the dealer(s) and Ford Motor • The names (if known) of all the people you contacted at the • A description of the action you expect to resolve your concern.
You will receive a letter of explanation if your application does notqualify for Board review.
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If you would like to make an oral presentation, indicate YES to question6 on the application. While it is your right to make an oral presentationbefore the Board, this is not a requirement and the Board will decide thecase whether or not an oral presentation is made. An oral presentationmay be requested by the Board as well.
Making a decision
Board members review all available information related to eachcomplaint, including oral presentations, and arrive at a fair and impartialdecision. Board review may be terminated at any time by either party.
Every effort is made to decide the case within 40 days of the date thatall requested information is received by the Board. Since the Boardgenerally meets once a month, it may take longer for the Board toconsider some cases.
After a case is reviewed, the Board mails you a decision letter and aform on which to accept or reject the Board's decision. The decisions ofthe Board are binding on Ford (and, in some cases, on the dealer) butnot on consumers who are free to pursue other remedies available tothem under state or federal law.
To request a DSB Brochure/Application
For a brochure/application, speak to your dealer or write/call the Boardat the following address/phone number: Dispute Settlement BoardP.O. Box 1424Waukesha, WI 53187–14241–800–428–3718 You may also contact the North American Customer Relationship Centerat 1-800-392-3673 (Ford), TDD for the hearing impaired: 1-800-232-5952or by writing to the Center at the following address: Ford Motor CompanyCustomer Relationship CenterP.O. Box 6248Dearborn, Michigan 48121 UTILIZING THE MEDIATION/ARBITRATION PROGRAM
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unsatisfactory, Ford of Canada participates in an impartial third partymediation/arbitration program administered by the Canadian MotorVehicle Arbitration Plan (CAMVAP).
The CAMVAP program is a straight-forward and relatively speedyalternative to resolve a disagreement when all other efforts to produce asettlement have failed. This procedure is without cost to you and isdesigned to eliminate the need for lengthy and expensive legalproceedings.
In the CAMVAP program, impartial third-party arbitrators conducthearings at mutually convenient times and places in an informalenvironment. These impartial arbitrators review the positions of theparties, make decisions and, when appropriate, render awards to resolvedisputes. CAMVAP decisions are fast, fair, and final; the arbitrator'saward is binding both to you and Ford of Canada.
CAMVAP services are available in all territories and provinces. For moreinformation, without charge or obligation, call your CAMVAP ProvincialAdministrator directly at 1-800-207-0685.
GETTING ASSISTANCE OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND CANADA
Before exporting your vehicle to a foreign country, contact theappropriate foreign embassy or consulate. These officials can inform youof local vehicle registration regulations and where to find unleaded fuel.
If you cannot find unleaded fuel or can only get fuel with an anti-knockindex lower than is recommended for your vehicle, contact a district orowner relations/customer relationship office.
The use of leaded fuel in your vehicle without proper conversion maydamage the effectiveness of your emission control system and may causeengine knocking or serious engine damage. Ford Motor Company/Ford ofCanada is not responsible for any damage caused by use of improperfuel. Using leaded fuel may also result in difficulty importing your vehicleback into the U.S.
If your vehicle must be serviced while you are traveling or living inCentral or South America, the Caribbean, or the Middle East, contact thenearest Ford dealership. If the dealership cannot help you, write or call: FORD MOTOR COMPANYWORLDWIDE DIRECT MARKET OPERATIONS1555 Fairlane DriveFairlane Business Park #3Allen Park, Michigan 48101U.S.A.
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If you are in another foreign country, contact the nearest Forddealership. If the dealership employees cannot help you, they can directyou to the nearest Ford affiliate office.
If you buy your vehicle in North America and then relocate outside ofthe U.S. or Canada, register your vehicle identification number (VIN) andnew address with Ford Motor Company Worldwide Direct MarketOperations.
FORD EXTENDED SERVICE PLAN
You can get more protection for your new car or light truck bypurchasing Ford Extended Service Plan (Ford ESP) coverage. It providesthe following:• Benefits during the warranty period depending on the plan you purchase (such as: reimbursement for rentals; coverage for certainmaintenance and wear items).
• Protection against covered repair costs after your Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty expires.
You may purchase Ford ESP from any participating Ford and LincolnMercury and Ford of Canada dealer. There are several plans available invarious time, distance and deductible combinations which can be tailoredto fit your own driving needs. Ford ESP also offers reimbursementbenefits for towing and rental coverage.
When you buy Ford ESP, you receive Peace-of-Mind protectionthroughout the United States and Canada, provided by a network ofmore than 4,600 participating Ford or Lincoln Mercury and Ford ofCanada dealers.
If you did not take advantage of the Ford Extended Service Plan at thetime of purchasing your vehicle, you may still be eligible. Since thisinformation is subject to change, please ask your dealer for completedetails about Ford Extended Service Plan coverage options, or visit theFord ESP website at www.ford-esp.com.
ORDERING ADDITIONAL OWNER'S LITERATURE
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For a free publication catalog, order toll free: 1-800-782-4356
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. EST Helm, Incorporated can also be reached by their website:www.helminc.com.
(Items in this catalog may be purchased by credit card, check ormoney order.) Obtaining a French owner's guide
French Owner's Guides can be obtained from your dealer or by writing toFord Motor Company of Canada, Limited, Service Publications, P.O. Box1580, Station B, Mississauga, Ontario L4Y 4G3.
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (U.S. ONLY)
If you believe that your vehicle hasa defect which could cause a crashor could cause injury or death, youshould immediately inform theNational Highway Traffic SafetyAdministration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying Ford Motor Company.
If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an investigation, andif it finds that a safety defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may order arecall and remedy campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involvedin individual problems between you, your dealer, or Ford MotorCompany.
To contact NHTSA, you may either call the Auto Safety Hotline toll-freeat 1–800–424–9393 (or 366–0123 in the Washington D.C. area) or writeto: NHTSA400 Seventh StreetU.S. Department of TransportationWashington, D.C. 20590 You can also obtain other information about motor vehicle safety fromthe Hotline.
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WASHING THE EXTERIOR
Wash your vehicle regularly with cool or lukewarm water and a neutralPh shampoo, such as Motorcraft Detail Wash (ZC-3–A), which is availablefrom your dealer.
• Never use strong household detergents or soap, such as dish washing or laundry liquid. These products can discolor and spot paintedsurfaces.
• Never wash a vehicle that is "hot to the touch" or during exposure to strong, direct sunlight.
• Always use a clean sponge or car wash mitt with plenty of water for best results.
• Dry the vehicle with a chamois or soft terry cloth towel in order to eliminate water spotting.
• It is especially important to wash the vehicle regularly during the winter months, as dirt and road salt are difficult to remove and causedamage to the vehicle.
• Immediately remove items such as gasoline, diesel fuel, bird droppings and insect deposits because they can cause damage to the vehicle'spaintwork and trim over time.
• Remove any exterior accessories, such as antennas, before entering a • Suntan lotions and insect repellents can damage any painted
surface; if these substances come in contact with your vehicle,
wash off as soon as possible.

Applying a polymer paint sealant to your vehicle every six months willassist in reducing minor scratches and paint damage.
• Wash the vehicle first.
• Do not use waxes that contain abrasives.
• Do not allow paint sealant to come in contact with any non-body (low-gloss black) colored trim, such as grained door handles, roofracks, bumpers, side moldings, mirror housings or the windshield cowlarea. The paint sealant will "gray" or stain the parts over time.
PAINT CHIPS
Your dealer has touch-up paint and sprays to match your vehicle's color.
Take your color code (printed on a sticker in the driver's door jam) toyour dealer to ensure you get the correct color.
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• Remove particles such as bird droppings, tree sap, insect deposits, tar spots, road salt and industrial fallout before repairing paint chips.
• Always read the instructions before using the products.
ALUMINUM WHEELS AND WHEEL COVERS
Aluminum wheels and wheel covers are coated with a clearcoat paintfinish. In order to maintain their shine: • Clean weekly with Motorcraft Wheel and Tire Cleaner (ZC-37–A), which is available from your dealer. Heavy dirt and brake dustaccumulation may require agitation with a sponge. Rinse thoroughlywith a strong stream of water.
• Never apply any cleaning chemical to hot or warm wheel rims or • Some automatic car washes may cause damage to the finish on your wheel rims or covers. Chemical-strength cleaners, or cleaningchemicals, in combination with brush agitation to remove brake dustand dirt, could wear away the clearcoat finish over time.
• Do not use hydrofluoric acid-based or high caustic-based wheel cleaners, steel wool, fuels or strong household detergent.
• To remove tar and grease, use Motorcraft Bug and Tar Remover (ZC-42), available from your dealer.
Engines are more efficient when they are clean because grease and dirtbuildup keep the engine warmer than normal. When washing: • Take care when using a power washer to clean the engine. The high-pressure fluid could penetrate the sealed parts and causedamage.
• Do not spray a hot engine with cold water to avoid cracking the engine block or other engine components.
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• Never wash or rinse the engine while it is running; water in the
running engine may cause internal damage.
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PLASTIC (NON-PAINTED) EXTERIOR PARTS
Use only approved products to clean plastic parts. These products areavailable from your dealer.
• For routine cleaning, use Motorcraft Detail Wash (ZC-3–A).
• If tar or grease spots are present, use Motorcraft Bug and Tar Remover (ZC-42).
WINDOWS AND WIPER BLADES
The windshield, rear and side windows and the wiper blades should becleaned regularly. If the wipers do not wipe properly, substances on thevehicle's glass or the wiper blades may be the cause. These may includehot wax treatments used by commercial car washes, tree sap, or otherorganic contamination. To clean these items, please follow these tips:• The windshield, rear windows and side windows may be cleaned with a non-abrasive cleaner such as Motorcraft Ultra Clear Spray GlassCleaner (ZC-23), available from your dealer.
• Do not use abrasives, as they may cause scratches.
• Do not use fuel, kerosene, or paint thinner to clean any parts.
• Wiper blades can be cleaned with isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol or windshield washer solution. Be sure to replace wiper blades when theyappear worn or do not function properly.
CONVERTIBLE TOP AND PADDED MOLDING
Wash with Motorcraft Triple Clean (ZC-13), which is available from yourdealer.
• Do not use stiff bristle brushes or abrasive materials or cleaners.
• Hot waxes applied by commercial car washes can affect the cleanability of vinyl material.
• Using high water pressure or wand-type car washes against the convertible top and windows may cause water leaks and possible sealdamage.
INSTRUMENT PANEL AND CLUSTER LENS
Clean the instrument panel with a damp cloth, then dry with a dry cloth.
• Avoid cleaners or polish that increase the gloss of the upper portion of the instrument panel. The dull finish in this area helps protect thedriver from undesirable windshield reflection.
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Do not use chemical solvents or strong detergents when cleaningthe steering wheel or instrument panel to avoid contamination of the air bag system.
• Be certain to wash or wipe your hands clean if you have been in contact with certain products such as insect repellent and suntanlotion in order to avoid possible damage to the interior paintedsurfaces.
For fabric, carpets, cloth seats, safety belts and seats equipped with sideair bags:• Remove dust and loose dirt with a vacuum cleaner.
• Remove light stains and soil with Motorcraft Extra Strength Upholstery Cleaner (ZC-41).
• If grease or tar is present on the material, spot-clean the area first with Motorcraft Spot and Stain Remover (ZC-14).
• Never saturate the seat covers with cleaning solution.
• Do not use household cleaning products or glass cleaners, which can stain and discolor the fabric and affect the flame retardant abilities ofthe seat materials.
Do not use cleaning solvents, bleach or dye on the vehicle'ssafety belts, as these actions may weaken the belt webbing.
Do not use chemical solvents or strong detergents when cleaningthe seat-mounted side air bag. Such products could contaminate the side air bag system and affect performance of the side air bag in acollision.
LEATHER SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
Your leather seating surfaces have a clear, protective coating over theleather.
• To clean, use a soft cloth with Motorcraft Deluxe Leather and Vinyl Cleaner (ZC-11–A). Dry the area with a soft cloth.
• To help maintain its resiliency and color, use the Motorcraft Deluxe Leather Care Kit (ZC-11–D), available from your authorized dealer.
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• Do not use household cleaning products, alcohol solutions, solvents or cleaners intended for rubber, vinyl and plastics, or oil/petroleum-basedleather conditioners. These products may cause premature wearing ofthe clear, protective coating.
Note: In some instances, color or dye transfer can occur when wet
clothing comes in contact with leather upholstery. If this occurs, the
leather should be cleaned immediately to avoid permanent staining.
Flush the complete underside of your vehicle frequently. Keep body anddoor drain holes free from packed dirt.
FORD, LINCOLN AND MERCURY CAR CARE PRODUCTS
Your Ford, Lincoln or Mercury dealer has many quality products availableto clean your vehicle and protect its finishes. These quality productshave been specifically engineered to fulfill your automotive needs; theyare custom designed to complement the style and appearance of yourvehicle. Each product is made from high quality materials that meet orexceed rigid specifications. For best results, use the following productsor products of equivalent quality: Motorcraft Custom Clearcoat Polish (ZC–8–A) Motorcraft Custom Vinyl Protectant (not available in Canada) (ZC-40–A) Motorcraft Vinyl Cleaner (Canada only) (CXC-93) Motorcraft Vinyl Conditioner (Canada only) (CXC-94) Motorcraft Deluxe Leather and Vinyl Cleaner (not available in Canada)(ZC-11–A) Motorcraft Bug and Tar Remover (ZC-42) Motorcraft Extra Strength Upholstery Cleaner (not available in Canada)(ZC-41) Motorcraft Custom Bright Metal Cleaner (ZC-15) Motorcraft Wheel and Tire Cleaner (ZC-37–A) Motorcraft Dash and Vinyl Cleaner (ZC-38–A) Motorcraft Car Care Kit (ZC-26) Motorcraft Premium Car Wash Concentrate (ZC-17-B) Motorcraft Carlite Glass Cleaner (Canada only) (CXC-100) Motorcraft Spot and Stain Remover (ZC-14) 2005 05+ Mustang (197)
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Maintenance and Specifications Maintenance and Specifications
To help you service your vehicle:• We highlight do-it-yourself items in the engine compartment for easy • We provide a scheduled maintenance guide which makes tracking routine service easy.
If your vehicle requires professional service, your dealership can providethe necessary parts and service. Check your Warranty Guide/OwnerInformation Guide to find out which parts and services are covered.
Use only recommended fuels, lubricants, fluids and service partsconforming to specifications. Motorcraft parts are designed and built toprovide the best performance in your vehicle.
PRECAUTIONS WHEN SERVICING YOUR VEHICLE
• Do not work on a hot engine.
• Make sure that nothing gets caught in moving parts.
• Do not work on a vehicle with the engine running in an enclosed
space, unless you are sure you have enough ventilation.
• Keep all open flames and other burning (cigarettes) material away from the battery and all fuel related parts.
Working with the engine off
• Automatic transmission:
1. Set the parking brake and shift to P (Park).
2. Turn off the engine and remove the key.
3. Block the wheels.
• Manual transmission:1. Set the parking brake, depress the clutch and place the gearshift in 1(First).
2. Turn off the engine and remove the key.
3. Block the wheels.
Working with the engine on
• Automatic transmission:
1. Set the parking brake and shift to P (Park).
2. Block the wheels.
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Maintenance and Specifications
• Manual transmission:1. Set the parking brake, depress the clutch and place the gearshift in N(Neutral).
2. Block the wheels.
Note: Do not start your engine with the air cleaner removed and do not
remove it while the engine is running.
OPENING THE HOOD
1. Inside the vehicle, pull the hoodrelease handle located on thedriver's side kick panel.
2. Go to the front of the vehicle and release the auxiliary latch that islocated under the front center ofthe hood.
3. Lift the hood and secure it withthe prop rod.
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IDENTIFYING COMPONENTS IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT
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4.6L 3V SOHC V8 engine
2. Engine oil filler cap 3. Engine oil dipstick 4. Brake fluid reservoir 5. Air filter assembly 6. Power steering fluid reservoir 7. Engine coolant reservoir 8. Windshield washer fluid reservoir 9. Power distribution box 2005 05+ Mustang (197)
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WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID
Add fluid to fill the reservoir if thelevel is low. In very cold weather, donot fill the reservoir completely.
Only use a washer fluid that meetsFord specification WSB-M8B16–A2.
Refer to Lubricant specificationsin this chapter.
State or local regulations on volatile organic compounds may restrict theuse of methanol, a common windshield washer antifreeze additive.
Washer fluids containing non-methanol antifreeze agents should be usedonly if they provide cold weather protection without damaging thevehicle's paint finish, wiper blades or washer system.
If you operate your vehicle in temperatures below 40° F (4.5°C),use washer fluid with antifreeze protection. Failure to use washer fluid with antifreeze protection in cold weather could result inimpaired windshield vision and increase the risk of injury or accident.
Note: Do not put washer fluid in the engine coolant reservoir. Washer
fluid placed in the cooling system may harm engine and cooling system
components.
ENGINE OIL
Checking the engine oil
Refer to the scheduled maintenance guide for the appropriate intervalsfor checking the engine oil.
1. Make sure the vehicle is on level ground.
2. Turn the engine off and wait 5 to 10 minutes for the oil to drain intothe oil pan.
3. Set the parking brake and ensure the gearshift is securely latched in P(Park) (automatic transmissions) or 1 (First) (manual transmissions).
4. Open the hood. Protect yourself from engine heat.
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5. Locate and carefully remove the engine oil level indicator (dipstick).
• 4.0L V6 engine • 4.6L 3V V8 engine 6. Wipe the indicator clean. Insert the indicator fully, then remove it
again.
• If the oil level is between the MIN—MAX marks, the oil level is
acceptable. DO NOT ADD OIL.
• If the oil level is below the MIN mark, add enough oil to raise the level within the MIN—MAX range.
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• 4.0L V6 engine • 4.6L 3V SOHC V8 engine • Oil levels above the MAX mark may cause engine damage. Some oil must be removed from the engine by a service technician.
7. Put the indicator back in and ensure it is fully seated.
Adding engine oil
1. Check the engine oil. For instructions, refer to Checking the engine
oil
in this chapter.
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2. If the engine oil level is not within the normal range, add only certifiedengine oil of the recommended viscosity. Remove the engine oil filler capand use a funnel to pour the engine oil into the opening.
3. Recheck the engine oil level. Make sure the oil level is not above theMAX mark on the engine oil level indicator (dipstick).
4. Install the indicator and ensure it is fully seated.
5. Fully install the engine oil filler cap by turning the filler cap clockwise1/4 of a turn until three clicks are heard or until the cap is fully seated.
To avoid possible oil loss, DO NOT operate the vehicle with the
engine oil level indicator and/or the engine oil filler cap removed.

Engine Oil Recommendations
4.6L 3V V8 Engine
Look for this certificationtrademark.
Use SAE 5W-20 engine oil.
Only use oils "Certified For Gasoline Engines" by the AmericanPetroleum Institute (API). An oil with this trademark symbol conformsto the current engine and emission system protection standards and fueleconomy requirements of the International Lubricant Standardization andApproval Committee (ISLAC), comprised of U.S. and Japaneseautomobile manufacturers.
To protect your engine's warranty use Motorcraft SAE 5W-20 or an
equivalent 5W-20 oil meeting Ford specification WSS-M2C930-A. SAE
5W-20 oil provides optimum fuel economy and durability
performance meeting all requirements for your vehicle's engine
.
Do not use supplemental engine oil additives, cleaners or other enginetreatments. They are unnecessary and could lead to engine damage thatis not covered by Ford warranty.
Change your engine oil according to the appropriate schedule listed inthe scheduled maintenance guide.
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4.0L V6 Engine
Look for this certificationtrademark.
Use SAE 5W-30 engine oil.
Only use oils "Certified For Gasoline Engines" by the AmericanPetroleum Institute (API). An oil with this trademark symbol conformsto the current engine and emission system protection standards and fueleconomy requirements of the International Lubricant Standardization andApproval Committee (ISLAC), comprised of U.S. and Japaneseautomobile manufacturers.
To protect your engine's warranty use Motorcraft SAE 5W-30 or anequivalent 5W-30 oil meeting Ford specification WSS-M2C929-A.
Do not use supplemental engine oil additives, cleaners or other enginetreatments. They are unnecessary and could lead to engine damage thatis not covered by Ford warranty.
Change your engine oil according to the appropriate schedule listed inthe scheduled maintenance guide.
Ford production and aftermarket (Motorcraft) oil filters are designed foradded engine protection and long life. If a replacement oil filter is usedthat does not meet Ford material and design specifications, start-upengine noises or knock may be experienced.
It is recommended you use the appropriate Motorcraft oil filter (oranother brand meeting Ford specifications) for your engine application.
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Your vehicle is equipped with aMotorcraft maintenance-free batterywhich normally does not requireadditional water during its life ofservice.
However, for severe usage or in high temperature climates, check thebattery electrolyte level. Refer to the Scheduled Maintenance Guide forthe service interval schedules.
Keep the electrolyte level in each cell up to the "level indicator".
Do not overfill the battery cells.

If the electrolyte level in the battery is low, you can add plain tap waterto the battery, as long as you do not use hard water (water with a highmineral or alkali content). If possible, however, try to only fill the batterycells with distilled water. If the battery needs water often, have thecharging system checked.
If your battery has a cover/shield, make sure it is reinstalled
after the battery has been cleaned or replaced.

For longer, trouble-free operation, keep the top of the battery clean anddry. Also, make certain the battery cables are always tightly fastened tothe battery terminals.
If you see any corrosion on the battery or terminals, remove the cablesfrom the terminals and clean with a wire brush. You can neutralize theacid with a solution of baking soda and water.
Batteries normally produce explosive gases which can causepersonal injury. Therefore, do not allow flames, sparks or lighted substances to come near the battery. When working near the battery,always shield your face and protect your eyes. Always provide properventilation.
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When lifting a plastic-cased battery, excessive pressure on theend walls could cause acid to flow through the vent caps, resulting in personal injury and/or damage to the vehicle or battery.
Lift the battery with a battery carrier or with your hands on oppositecorners.
Keep batteries out of reach of children. Batteries contain sulfuricacid. Avoid contact with skin, eyes or clothing. Shield your eyes when working near the battery to protect against possible splashing ofacid solution. In case of acid contact with skin or eyes, flushimmediately with water for a minimum of 15 minutes and get promptmedical attention. If acid is swallowed, call a physician immediately.
Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead and
lead compounds. Wash hands after handling.
Because your vehicle's engine is electronically controlled by a computer,some control conditions are maintained by power from the battery. Whenthe battery is disconnected or a new battery is installed, the engine mustrelearn its idle and fuel trim strategy for optimum driveability andperformance. To begin this process: 1. With the vehicle at a complete stop, set the parking brake.
2. Put the gearshift in P (Park) (automatic transmission) or the neutralposition (manual transmission), turn off all accessories and start theengine.
3. Run the engine until it reaches normal operating temperature.
4. Allow the engine to idle for at least one minute.
5. Turn the A/C on and allow the engine to idle for at least one minute.
6. Drive the vehicle to complete the relearning process.
• The vehicle may need to be driven 10 miles (16 km) or more to relearn the idle and fuel trim strategy.
If you do not allow the engine to relearn its idle trim, the idle
quality of your vehicle may be adversely affected until the idle
trim is eventually relearned.

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will not affect function or durability of the transmission. Over time theadaptive learning process will fully update transmission operation to itsoptimum shift feel.
If the battery has been disconnected or a new battery has been installed,the clock and the preset radio stations must be reset once the battery isreconnected.
• Always dispose of automotive batteries in a responsible manner.
Follow your local authorized standards for disposal. Call yourlocal authorized recycling centerto find out more about recyclingautomotive batteries.
Checking engine coolant
The concentration and level of engine coolant should be checked at themileage intervals listed in the Scheduled Maintenance Guide. Thecoolant concentration should be maintained at 50/50 coolant and distilledwater, which equates to a freeze point of -34°F (-36°C). Coolantconcentration testing is possible with a hydrometer or antifreeze tester(such as the Rotunda Battery and Antifreeze Tester, 014–R1060). Thelevel of coolant should be maintained at the "FULL COLD" level orwithin the "COLD FILL RANGE" in the coolant reservoir. If the level fallsbelow, add coolant per the instructions in the Adding engine coolantsection.
Your vehicle was factory-filled with a 50/50 engine coolant and water
concentration. If the concentration of coolant falls below 40% or above
60%, the engine parts could become damaged or not work properly. A
50–50 mixture of coolant and water provides the following:
Freeze protection down to -34°F (-36°C).
Boiling protection up to 265°F (129°C).
Protection against rust and other forms of corrosion.
Enables calibrated gauges to work properly.
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When the engine is cold, check thelevel of the engine coolant in thereservoir.
• The engine coolant should be at the "FULL COLD" level or within the "COLD FILL RANGE" as listed on the engine coolant reservoir(depending upon application).
• Refer to the Scheduled Maintenance Guide for service interval • Be sure to read and understand Precautions when servicing your vehicle in this chapter.
If the engine coolant has not been checked at the recommended interval,the engine coolant reservoir may become low or empty. If the reservoir islow or empty, add engine coolant to the reservoir. Refer to Addingengine coolant in this chapter.
Note: Automotive fluids are not interchangeable; do not use engine
coolant, antifreeze or windshield washer fluid outside of its specified
function and vehicle location.
Adding engine coolant
When adding coolant, make sure it is a 50/50 mixture of engine coolant
and distilled water. Add the mixture to the coolant reservoir, when the
engine is cool
, until the appropriate fill level is obtained.
Do not add engine coolant when the engine is hot. Steam andscalding liquids released from a hot cooling system can burn you badly. Also, you can be burned if you spill coolant on hot engine parts.
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Do not put engine coolant in the windshield washer fluidcontainer. If sprayed on the windshield, engine coolant could make it difficult to see through the windshield.
Add Motorcraft Premium Gold Engine Coolant
(yellow-colored), VC-7–A (U.S., except CA and OR), VC-7–B
(CA and OR only), meeting Ford Specification
WSS-M97B51–A1.

Note: Use of Motorcraft Cooling System Stop Leak Pellets, VC-6, may
darken the color of Motorcraft Premium Gold Engine Coolant from
yellow to golden tan.
Do not add/mix an orange-colored, extended life coolant such
as Motorcraft Speciality Orange Engine Coolant, VC-2 (US) or
CXC-209 (Canada), meeting Ford specification WSS-M97B44–D
with the factory-filled coolant.
Mixing Motorcraft Speciality Orange
Engine Coolant or any orange-colored extended life product with your
factory filled coolant can result in degraded corrosion protection.
• A large amount of water without engine coolant may be added, in case of emergency, to reach a vehicle service location. In this instance, thecooling system must be drained and refilled with a 50/50 mixture ofengine coolant and distilled water as soon as possible. Water alone(without engine coolant) can cause engine damage from corrosion,overheating or freezing.
Do not use alcohol, methanol, brine or any engine coolants
mixed with alcohol or methanol antifreeze (coolant). Alcohol
and other liquids can cause engine damage from overheating or
freezing.
Do not add extra inhibitors or additives to the coolant. These
can be harmful and compromise the corrosion protection of the enginecoolant.
For vehicles with overflow coolant systems with a non-pressurized capon the coolant recovery system, add coolant to the coolant recoveryreservoir when the engine is cool. Add the proper mixture of coolant andwater to the "FULL COLD" level. For all other vehicles which have acoolant degas system with a pressurized cap, or if it is necessary toremove the coolant pressure relief cap on the radiator of a vehicle withan overflow system, follow these steps to add engine coolant.
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To reduce the risk of personal injury, make sure the engine iscool before unscrewing the coolant pressure relief cap. The cooling system is under pressure; steam and hot liquid can come outforcefully when the cap is loosened slightly.
1. Before you begin, turn the engine off and let it cool.
2. When the engine is cool, wrap a thick cloth around the coolantpressure relief cap on the coolant reservoir (a translucent plastic bottle).
Slowly turn cap counterclockwise (left) until pressure begins to release.
3. Step back while the pressure releases.
4. When you are sure that all the pressure has been released, use thecloth to turn it counterclockwise and remove the cap.
5. Fill the coolant reservoir slowly with the proper coolant mixture (seeabove), to within the "COLD FILL RANGE" or the "FULL COLD" level onthe reservoir. If you removed the radiator cap in an overflow system, fillthe radiator until the coolant is visible and radiator is almost full.
6. Replace the cap. Turn until tightly installed. (Cap must be tightlyinstalled to prevent coolant loss.)After any coolant has been added, check the coolant concentration (referto Checking engine coolant). If the concentration is not 50/50(protection to –34° F/–36° C), drain some coolant and adjust theconcentration. It may take several drains and additions to obtain a 50/50coolant concentration.
Whenever coolant has been added, the coolant level in the coolantreservoir should be checked the next few times you drive the vehicle. Ifnecessary, add enough 50/50 concentration of engine coolant anddistilled water to bring the liquid level to the proper level.
If you have to add more than 1.0 quart (1.0 liter) of engine coolant permonth, have your dealer check the engine cooling system. Your coolingsystem may have a leak. Operating an engine with a low level of coolantcan result in engine overheating and possible engine damage.
Recycled engine coolant
Ford Motor Company does NOT recommend the use of recycled engine
coolant in vehicles originally equipped with Motorcraft Premium Gold
Engine Coolant since a Ford-approved recycling process is not yet
available.
Used engine coolant should be disposed of in an appropriate manner. Follow your community's regulations and standards for recyclingand disposing of automotive fluids.
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Coolant refill capacity
To find out how much fluid your vehicle's cooling system can hold, referto Refill capacities in this section.
Fill your engine coolant reservoir as outlined in Adding engine coolantin this section.
Severe climates
If you drive in extremely cold climates (less than –34° F [–36° C ]):
It may be necessary to increase the coolant concentration
above 50%.
NEVER increase the coolant concentration above 60%.
Increased engine coolant concentrations above 60% will
decrease the overheat protection characteristics of the engine
coolant and may cause engine damage.

Refer to the chart on the coolant container to ensure the
coolant concentration in your vehicle will provide adequate
freeze protection at the temperatures in which you drive in the
winter months.

If you drive in extremely hot climates:
It is still necessary to maintain the coolant concentration
above 40%.
NEVER decrease the coolant concentration below 40%.
Decreased engine coolant concentrations below 40% will
decrease the corrosion protection characteristics of the engine
coolant and may cause engine damage.

Decreased engine coolant concentrations below 40% will
decrease the freeze protection characteristics of the engine
coolant and may cause engine damage.

Refer to the chart on the coolant container to ensure the
coolant concentration in your vehicle will provide adequate
protection at the temperatures in which you drive.

Vehicles driven year-round in non-extreme climates should use a 50/50mixture of engine coolant and distilled water for optimum cooling systemand engine protection.
What you should know about fail-safe cooling (4.6L V8 engine only)
If the engine coolant supply is depleted, this feature allows the vehicle to
be driven temporarily before incremental component damage is incurred.
The "fail-safe" distance depends on ambient temperatures, vehicle load
and terrain.
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How fail-safe cooling works
If the engine begins to overheat:• The engine coolant temperature gauge will move to the red (hot)area.
• The "engine coolant temperature" indicator will illuminate.
• The Service engine soon indicator light will illuminate.
If the engine reaches a preset over-temperature condition, the enginewill automatically switch to alternating cylinder operation. Each disabledcylinder acts as an air pump and cools the engine.
When this occurs the vehicle will still operate. However:• The engine power will be limited.
• The air conditioning system will be disabled.
Continued operation will increase the engine temperature:• The engine will completely shut down.
• Steering and braking effort will increase.
Once the engine temperature cools, the engine can be re-started. Takeyour vehicle to a service facility as soon as possible to minimize enginedamage.
When fail-safe mode is activated
You have limited engine power when in the fail-safe mode, so drive thevehicle with caution. The vehicle will not be able to maintain high speedoperation and the engine will run rough. Remember that the engine iscapable of completely shutting down automatically to prevent enginedamage, therefore: 1. Pull off the road as soon as safely possible and turn off the engine.
2. Arrange for the vehicle to be taken to a service facility.
3. If this is not possible, wait a short period for the engine to cool.
4. Check the coolant level and replenish if low.
Never remove the coolant reservoir cap while the engine isrunning or hot.
5. Restart the engine and take your vehicle to a service facility.
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Driving the vehicle without repairing the engine problem
increases the chance of engine damage. Take your vehicle to a
service facility as soon as possible.

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT AUTOMOTIVE FUELS
Important safety precautions
Do not overfill the fuel tank. The pressure in an overfilled tankmay cause leakage and lead to fuel spray and fire.
The fuel system may be under pressure. If the fuel filler cap isventing vapor or if you hear a hissing sound, wait until it stops before completely removing the fuel filler cap. Otherwise, fuel mayspray out and injure you or others.
If you do not use the proper fuel filler cap, excessive pressure orvacuum in the fuel tank may damage the fuel system or cause the fuel cap to disengage in a collision, which may result in possiblepersonal injury.
Automotive fuels can cause serious injury or death if misused ormishandled.
Gasoline may contain benzene, which is a cancer-causing agent.
Observe the following guidelines when handling automotive fuel:• Extinguish all smoking materials and any open flames beforefueling your vehicle.
• Always turn off the vehicle before • Automotive fuels can be harmful or fatal if swallowed. Fuel such as gasoline is highly toxic and ifswallowed can cause death or permanent injury. If fuel is swallowed,call a physician immediately, even if no symptoms are immediatelyapparent. The toxic effects of fuel may not be visible for hours.
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• Avoid inhaling fuel vapors. Inhaling too much fuel vapor of any kind can lead to eye and respiratory tract irritation. In severe cases,excessive or prolonged breathing of fuel vapor can cause seriousillness and permanent injury.
• Avoid getting fuel liquid in your eyes. If fuel is splashed in the eyes, remove contact lenses (if worn), flush with water for 15 minutes andseek medical attention. Failure to seek proper medical attention couldlead to permanent injury.
• Fuels can also be harmful if absorbed through the skin. If fuel is splashed on the skin and/or clothing, promptly remove contaminatedclothing and wash skin thoroughly with soap and water. Repeated orprolonged skin contact with fuel liquid or vapor causes skin irritation.
• Be particularly careful if you are taking "Antabuse" or other forms of disulfiram for the treatment of alcoholism. Breathing gasoline vapors,or skin contact could cause an adverse reaction. In sensitiveindividuals, serious personal injury or sickness may result. If fuel issplashed on the skin, promptly wash skin thoroughly with soap andwater. Consult a physician immediately if you experience an adversereaction.
When refueling always shut the engine off and never allowsparks or open flames near the filler neck. Never smoke while refueling. Fuel vapor is extremely hazardous under certain conditions.
Care should be taken to avoid inhaling excess fumes.
The flow of fuel through a fuel pump nozzle can produce staticelectricity, which can cause a fire if fuel is pumped into an ungrounded fuel container.
Use the following guidelines to avoid static build-up when filling anungrounded fuel container:• Place approved fuel container on the ground.
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Fuel Filler Cap
Your fuel tank filler cap has an indexed design with a 1/4 turn on/offfeature.
When fueling your vehicle: 1. Turn the engine off.
2. Carefully turn the filler cap counterclockwise 1/4 of a turn until itstops.
3. Pull to remove the cap from the fuel filler pipe.
4. To install the cap, align the tabs on the cap with the notches on thefiller pipe.
5. Turn the filler cap clockwise 1/4 of a turn until it stops.
indicator comes on and stays on after you start the engine, the fuel filler cap may not be properly installed. Turn off the engine, removethe fuel filler cap, align the cap properly and reinstall it.
If you must replace the fuel filler cap, replace it with a fuel filler
cap that is designed for your vehicle. The customer warranty may
be void for any damage to the fuel tank or fuel system if the
correct genuine Ford or Motorcraft fuel filler cap is not used.

The fuel system may be under pressure. If the fuel filler cap isventing vapor or if you hear a hissing sound, wait until it stops before completely removing the fuel filler cap. Otherwise, fuel mayspray out and injure you or others.
If you do not use the proper fuel filler cap, excessive pressure orvacuum in the fuel tank may damage the fuel system or cause the fuel cap to disengage in a collision, which may result in possiblepersonal injury.
Choosing the right fuel
Use only UNLEADED FUEL. The use of leaded fuel is prohibited by lawand could damage your vehicle.
Your vehicle was not designed to use fuel or fuel additives with metalliccompounds, including manganese-based additives. Studies indicate thatthese additives can cause your vehicle's emission control system todeteriorate more rapidly. In Canada, premium grade fuel generallycontains more metallic additives than regular fuel. We recommend using 2005 05+ Mustang (197)
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regular grade fuel. In Canada, many fuels contain metallic additives, butfuels free of such additives may be available; check with your local fueldealer.
Do not use fuel containing methanol. It can damage critical fuel systemcomponents.
Repairs to correct the effects of using a fuel for which your vehicle wasnot designed may not be covered by your warranty.
Your vehicle is designed to use"Regular" unleaded gasoline withpump (R+M)/2 octane rating of 87.
We do not recommend the use of gasolines labeled as "Regular" thatare sold with octane ratings of 86 or lower in high altitude areas.
Do not be concerned if your engine sometimes knocks lightly. However, ifit knocks heavily under most driving conditions while you are using fuelwith the recommended octane rating, see your dealer or a qualifiedservice technician to prevent any engine damage.
Fuel quality
If you are experiencing starting, rough idle or hesitation driveabilityproblems, try a different brand of unleaded gasoline. "Premium"unleaded gasoline is not recommended for vehicles designed to use"Regular" unleaded gasoline because it may cause these problems tobecome more pronounced. If the problems persist, see your dealer or aqualified service technician.
It should not be necessary to add any aftermarket products to your fueltank if you continue to use high quality fuel of the recommended octanerating. Aftermarket products could cause damage to the fuel system.
Repairs to correct the effects of using an aftermarket product in yourfuel may not be covered by your warranty.
Many of the world's automakers approved the World-wide Fuel Charterthat recommends gasoline specifications to provide improvedperformance and emission control system protection for your vehicle.
Gasolines that meet the World-wide Fuel Charter should be used whenavailable. Ask your fuel supplier about gasolines that meet theWorld-wide Fuel Charter.
Cleaner air
Ford endorses the use of reformulated "cleaner-burning" gasolines toimprove air quality.
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Running out of fuel
Avoid running out of fuel because this situation may have an adverseaffect on powertrain components.
If you have run out of fuel:• You may need to cycle the ignition from OFF to ON several times after refueling, to allow the fuel system to pump the fuel from the tank tothe engine.
• Your Service engine soon indicator may come on. For more information on the Service engine soon indicator, refer to theInstrument cluster chapter.
Fuel Filter
For fuel filter replacement, see your dealer or a qualified servicetechnician. Refer to the scheduled maintenance guide for the appropriateintervals for changing the fuel filter.
Replace the fuel filter with an authorized Motorcraft part. The
customer warranty may be void for any damage to the fuel system
if an authorized Motorcraft fuel filter is not used.

ESSENTIALS OF GOOD FUEL ECONOMY
Your best source of information about actual fuel economy is you, thedriver. You must gather information as accurately and consistently aspossible. Fuel expense, frequency of fill-ups or fuel gauge readings areNOT accurate as a measure of fuel economy. We do not recommendtaking fuel economy measurements during the first 1,000 miles (1,600km) of driving (engine break-in period). You will get a more accuratemeasurement after 2,000 miles-3,000 miles (3,000 km–5,000 km).
Filling the tank
The advertised fuel capacity of the fuel tank on your vehicle is equal tothe rated refill capacity of the fuel tank as listed in the Refill capacitiessection of this chapter.
The advertised capacity is the amount of the indicated capacity and theempty reserve combined. Indicated capacity is the difference in theamount of fuel in a full tank and a tank when the fuel gauge indicatesempty. Empty reserve is the small amount of fuel remaining in the fueltank after the fuel gauge indicates empty.
The amount of usable fuel in the empty reserve varies and should
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vehicle after the fuel gauge indicates empty, you might not be
able to refuel the full amount of the advertised capacity of the
fuel tank due to the empty reserve still present in the tank.

For consistent results when filling the fuel tank:• Turn the engine/ignition switch to the off position prior to refueling, an error in the reading will result if the engine is left running.
• Use the same filling rate setting (low — medium — high) each time the tank is filled.
• Allow no more than 2 automatic click-offs when filling.
• Always use fuel with the recommended octane rating.
• Use a known quality gasoline, preferably a national brand.
• Use the same side of the same pump and have the vehicle facing the same direction each time you fill up.
• Have the vehicle loading and distribution the same every time.
Your results will be most accurate if your filling method is consistent.
Calculating fuel economy
1. Fill the fuel tank completely and record the initial odometer reading(in miles or kilometers).
2. Each time you fill the tank, record the amount of fuel added (ingallons or liters).
3. After at least three to five tank fill-ups, fill the fuel tank and recordthe current odometer reading.
4. Subtract your initial odometer reading from the current odometerreading.
5. Follow one of the simple calculations in order to determine fueleconomy: Calculation 1: Divide total miles traveled by total gallons used.
Calculation 2: Multiply liters used by 100, then divide by total
kilometers traveled.

Keep a record for at least one month and record the type of driving (cityor highway). This will provide an accurate estimate of the vehicle's fueleconomy under current driving conditions. Additionally, keeping recordsduring summer and winter will show how temperature impacts fueleconomy. In general, lower temperatures give lower fuel economy.
Driving style — good driving and fuel economy habits
Give consideration to the lists that follow and you may be able to change
a number of variables and improve your fuel economy.
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Habits
• Smooth, moderate operation can yield up to 10% savings in fuel.
• Steady speeds without stopping will usually give the best fuel
• Idling for long periods of time (greater than one minute) may waste • Anticipate stopping; slowing down may eliminate the need to stop.
• Sudden or hard accelerations may reduce fuel economy.
• Slow down gradually.
• Driving at reasonable speeds (traveling at 55 mph [88 km/h] uses 15% less fuel than traveling at 65 mph [105 km/h]).
• Revving the engine before turning it off may reduce fuel economy.
• Using the air conditioner or defroster may reduce fuel economy.
• You may want to turn off the speed control in hilly terrain if unnecessary shifting between third and fourth gear occurs.
Unnecessary shifting of this type could result in reduced fueleconomy.
• Warming up a vehicle on cold mornings is not required and may reduce fuel economy.
• Resting your foot on the brake pedal while driving may reduce fuel • Combine errands and minimize stop-and-go driving.
Maintenance
• Keep tires properly inflated and use only recommended size.
• Operating a vehicle with the wheels out of alignment will reduce fuel
• Use recommended engine oil. Refer to Lubricant specifications in this chapter.
• Perform all regularly scheduled maintenance items. Follow the recommended maintenance schedule and owner maintenance checksfound in your vehicle scheduled maintenance guide.
Conditions
• Heavily loading a vehicle or towing a trailer may reduce fuel economy
at any speed.
• Carrying unnecessary weight may reduce fuel economy (approximately 1 mpg [0.4 km/L] is lost for every 400 lb [180 kg] of weight carried).
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• Adding certain accessories to your vehicle (for example bug deflectors, rollbars/light bars, running boards, ski/luggage racks) mayreduce fuel economy.
• Using fuel blended with alcohol may lower fuel economy.
• Fuel economy may decrease with lower temperatures during the first 8–10 miles (12–16 km) of driving.
• Driving on flat terrain offers improved fuel economy as compared to driving on hilly terrain.
• Transmissions give their best fuel economy when operated in the top cruise gear and with steady pressure on the gas pedal.
• Close windows for high speed driving.
EPA window sticker
Every new vehicle should have the EPA window sticker. Contact yourdealer if the window sticker is not supplied with your vehicle. The EPAwindow sticker should be your guide for the fuel economy comparisonswith other vehicles.
It is important to note the box in the lower left corner of the windowsticker. These numbers represent the Range of MPG (L/100 km)expected on the vehicle under optimum conditions. Your fuel economymay vary depending upon the method of operation and conditions.
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
Your vehicle is equipped with various emission control components and acatalytic converter which will enable your vehicle to comply withapplicable exhaust emission standards. To make sure that the catalyticconverter and other emission control components continue to workproperly:• Use only the specified fuel listed.
• Avoid running out of fuel.
• Do not turn off the ignition while your vehicle is moving, especially at high speeds.
• Have the items listed in your Scheduled Maintenance Guide performed according to the specified schedule.
The scheduled maintenance items listed in the Scheduled MaintenanceGuide are essential to the life and performance of your vehicle and to itsemissions system.
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If other than Ford, Motorcraft or Ford-authorized parts are used formaintenance replacements or for service of components affectingemission control, such non-Ford parts should be equivalent to genuineFord Motor Company parts in performance and durability.
Do not park, idle, or drive your vehicle in dry grass or other dryground cover. The emission system heats up the engine compartment and exhaust system, which can start a fire.
Illumination of the Service engine soon light, charging system warninglight or the temperature warning light, fluid leaks, strange odors, smokeor loss of engine power, could indicate that the emission control systemis not working properly.
Exhaust leaks may result in entry of harmful and potentiallylethal fumes into the passenger compartment.
Do not make any unauthorized changes to your vehicle or engine. Bylaw, vehicle owners and anyone who manufactures, repairs, services,sells, leases, trades vehicles, or supervises a fleet of vehicles are notpermitted to intentionally remove an emission control device or preventit from working. Information about your vehicle's emission system is onthe Vehicle Emission Control Information Decal located on or near theengine. This decal identifies engine displacement and gives some tune upspecifications.
Please consult your Warranty Guide for complete emission warrantyinformation.
On board diagnostics (OBD-II)
Your vehicle is equipped with a computer that monitors the engine'semission control system. This system is commonly known as the OnBoard Diagnostics System (OBD-II). This OBD-II system protects theenvironment by ensuring that your vehicle continues to meetgovernment emission standards. The OBD-II system also assists theservice technician in properly servicing your vehicle. When the Checkengine/Service engine soon light illuminates, the OBD-II system hasdetected a malfunction. Temporary malfunctions may cause your Checkengine/Service engine soon light to illuminate. Examples are: 1. The vehicle has run out of fuel. (The engine may misfire or run poorly.) 2. Poor fuel quality or water in the fuel.
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3. The fuel cap may not have been securely tightened.
These temporary malfunctions can be corrected by filling the fuel tankwith good quality fuel and/or properly tightening the fuel cap. After threedriving cycles without these or any other temporary malfunctionspresent, the Check engine/Service engine soon light should turn off. (Adriving cycle consists of a cold engine startup followed by mixedcity/highway driving.) No additional vehicle service is required.
If the Check engine/Service engine soon light remains on, have yourvehicle serviced at the first available opportunity.
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) testing
In some localities, it may be a legal requirement to pass an I/M test ofthe on-board diagnostics system. If your Check engine/Service enginesoon light is on, refer to the description in the Warning lights andchimes section of the Instrument Cluster chapter. Your vehicle may notpass the I/M test with the Check engine/Service engine soon light on.
If the vehicle's powertrain system or its battery has just been serviced,the on-board diagnostics system is reset to a "not ready for I/M test"condition. To ready the on-board diagnostics system for I/M testing, aminimum of 30 minutes of city and highway driving is necessary asdescribed below:• First, at least 10 minutes of driving on an expressway or highway.
• Next, at least 20 minutes driving in stop-and-go, city-type traffic with at least four idle periods.
Allow the vehicle to sit for at least eight hours without starting theengine. Then, start the engine and complete the above driving cycle. Theengine must warm up to its normal operating temperature. Once started,do not turn off the engine until the above driving cycle is complete.
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CHECKING AND ADDING POWER STEERING FLUID
Check the power steering fluid.
Refer to the scheduled maintenance
guide for the service interval
schedules. If adding fluid is
necessary, use only MERCON

ATF.
1. Start the engine and let it rununtil it reaches normal operatingtemperature (the engine coolanttemperature gauge indicator will benear the center of the normal areabetween H and C).
2. While the engine idles, turn thesteering wheel to its furthest point(until it stops) left and right severaltimes.
3. Turn the engine off.
4. Check the fluid level in the reservoir. It should be between the MINand MAX lines. Do not add fluid if the level is in this range.
5. If the fluid is low, add fluid in small amounts, continuously checkingthe level until it reaches the range between the MIN and MAX lines. Besure to put the cap back on the reservoir.
BRAKE FLUID RESERVOIR
The fluid level will drop slowly asthe brakes wear, and will rise whenthe brake components are replaced.
Fluid levels between the "MIN" and"MAX" lines are within the normaloperating range; there is no need toadd fluid. If the fluid levels areoutside of the normal operatingrange the performance of yourbrake system could becompromised; seek service fromyour dealer immediately.
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Checking automatic transmission fluid
The 5R55S transmission does not have a transmission fluid dipstick.
Refer to your Scheduled Maintenance Guide for scheduled intervals forfluid checks and changes. Your transmission does not consume fluid.
However, the fluid level should be checked if the transmission is notworking properly, i.e., if the transmission slips or shifts slowly or if younotice some sign of fluid leakage.
Transmission fluid should be checked and, if required, fluid
should be added by a qualified technician.

Before adding any fluid, make sure the correct type is used. Use onlyMERCON威 V automatic transmission fluid. The type of fluid used isindicated on the transmission fluid pan, extension housing and also inthe Lubricant specifications section in this chapter.
Use of a non-approved automatic transmission fluid may cause
internal transmission component damage and void the warranty.

Do not use supplemental transmission fluid additives, treatments orcleaning agents. The use of these materials may affect transmissionoperation and result in damage to internal transmission components.
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Checking and adding manual transmission fluid (if equipped)
1. Clean the filler plug.
2. Remove the filler plug and inspect the fluid level.
3. Note: There are two different manual transmissions used in thisvehicle and they have different fluid levels. For vehicles equipped with aV6 engine the correct manual transmission fill level is at the lower edgeof the filler hole. For vehicles equipped with a V8 engine the correctmanual transmission fill level is 1.3 cm (1/2 inch) below the edge of thefiller hole.
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• Fill level for V6 • Fill level for V8 4. Add enough fluid through the filler opening to bring the fluid up tothe recommended levels.
5. Install and tighten the fill plug securely.
Use only fluid that meets Ford specifications. Refer to Lubricantspecifications in this chapter.
MOTORCRAFT PART NUMBERS
4.0L V6 engine
4.6L V8 engine
Air filter element Battery - (with High Electrical content) 1The PCV valve is a critical emission component. It is one of the itemslisted in the Scheduled Maintenance Guide and is essential to the lifeand performance of your vehicle and to its emissions system.
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For PCV valve replacement, see your dealer or a qualified servicetechnician. Refer to the Scheduled Maintenance Guide for theappropriate intervals for changing the PCV valve.
Replace the PCV valve with one that meets Ford material and
design specifications for your vehicle, such as a Motorcraft or
equivalent replacement part. The customer warranty may be void
for any damage to the emissions system if such a PCV valve is not
used.
2For spark plug replacement, see your dealer or a qualified service
technician. Refer to the Scheduled Maintenance Guide for the
appropriate intervals for changing the spark plugs.
Replace the spark plugs with ones that meet Ford material and
design specifications for your vehicle, such as Motorcraft or
equivalent replacement parts. The customer warranty may be
void for any damage to the engine if such spark plugs are not
used.

Ford Part
Vehicle BrakeFluid 6.0 quarts (5.7 L) Synthetic BlendMotor Oil (US)Motorcraft SAE5W-20 SuperPremium MotorOil (Canada) 2005 05+ Mustang (197)
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Engine coolant 1 Motorcraft lines onreservoir 3.25 pints (1.5L) 4.25 pints (2.0L) 16.0 gallons(60.6L) fluid – Manual3 3.2 quarts(3.0L)5 1Add the coolant type originally equipped in your vehicle.
2Rear axle lubricants do not need to be checked or changed unless aleak is suspected, service is required or the axle assembly has beensubmerged in water. The axle lubricant should be changed any time therear axle has been submerged in water. Fill 1/4 inch to 9/16 inch (6 mmto 14 mm) below bottom of fill hole. Add 4 oz. (118 ml) of AdditiveFriction Modifier XL-3 or equivalent meeting Ford specificationEST-M2C118–A for complete refill of Traction-Lok axles.
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3Ensure the correct automatic transmission fluid is used. MERCON威 andMERCON威 V are not interchangeable. DO NOT mix MERCON威 andMERCON威 V. Refer to your Scheduled Maintenance Guide todetermine the correct service interval.
4Approximate dry capacity, includes cooler and tubes. Fluid level shouldbe checked by a qualified service technician.
5Service refill capacity is determined by filling the transmission to thebottom of the filler hole with the vehicle on a level surface.
6Use of synthetic or synthetic blend motor oil is not mandatory. Engineoil need only meet the requirements of Ford specification WSS-M2C929-a(4.0L) or WSS-M2C930-A (4.6L) and the API Certification mark.
Ford part
Ford part
DOT 3 MotorVehicle BrakeFluid Door latch, hood Multi-Purpose hood latch,striker plates,seat tracks andfuel filler doorhinge (yellow-colored) (CA and OR 2005 05+ Mustang (197)
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Ford part
4.6L engine
Oil (US)Motorcraft SAE5W-20 SuperPremium MotorOil (Canada) 4.0L V6 engine
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Ford part
Ford part
Silicone BrakeCaliper Greaseand DielectricCompound 1Add 118 ml (4 oz.) of Additive Friction Modifier XL-3 or equivalentmeeting Ford specification EST-M2C118-A for complete refill ofTraction-Lok axles.
Ford design rear axles contain a synthetic lubricant that does not requirechanging unless the axle has been submerged in water.
2Ensure the correct automatic transmission fluid is used. MERCON威 andMERCON威 V are not interchangeable. DO NOT mix MERCON威 andMERCON威 V. Refer to your Scheduled Maintenance Guide todetermine the correct service interval.
ENGINE DATA
4.0L V6 engine
4.6L V8 engine
0.052–0.054 inch 0.040–0.050 inch (1.02–1.27 mm) 1 Compression ratio 1The spark plug gap is not adjustable on the 4.6L V8.
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IDENTIFYING YOUR VEHICLE
The National Highway Traffic Safety MFD. BY FORD MOTOR CO. IN U.S.A.
Administration Regulations require that a Certification label be affixed FRONT GAWR: XXXXXX/XXXXXXX to a vehicle and prescribe where the REAR GAWR: XXXXXXX/XXXXXXX THIS VEHICLE CONFORMS TO ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL Certification label may be located.
MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY, BUMPER, AND THEFT PRE-VENTION STANDARDS IN EFFECT ON THE DATE OF The Certification label is located on MANUFACTURE SHOWN ABOVE.
the structure by the trailing edge of VIN: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX TYPE: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX the driver's door or the edge of thedriver's door.
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Vehicle identification number (VIN)
The vehicle identification number isattached to a metal tag and islocated on the driver side instrument panel. (Please note thatin the graphic XXXX isrepresentative of your vehicleidentification number.) The engine number (the last eight numbers of the vehicle identificationnumber) is stamped on the engine block and transmission.
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GENUINE FORD ACCESSORIES FOR YOUR VEHICLE
A wide selection of Genuine Ford Accessories are available for your vehiclethrough your local authorized Ford or Ford of Canada dealer. These qualityaccessories have been specifically engineered to fulfill your automotiveneeds; they are custom designed to complement the style and aerodynamicappearance of your vehicle. In addition, each accessory is made from highquality materials and meets or exceeds Ford's rigorous engineering andsafety specifications. Ford Motor Company will repair or replace anyproperly dealer-installed Genuine Ford Accessory found to be defective infactory-supplied materials or workmanship during the warranty period, aswell as any component damaged by the defective accessory. The accessorywill be warranted for whichever provides you the greatest benefit:• 12 months or 12,000 miles (20,000 km) (whichever occurs first), or• the remainder of your new vehicle limited warranty.
This means that Genuine Ford Accessories purchased along with your newvehicle and installed by the dealer are covered for the full length of yourNew Vehicle's Limited Warranty — 3 years or 36,000 miles (60,000 km)(whichever occurs first). Contact your dealer for details and a copy of thewarranty.
Not all accessories are available for all models.
The following is a list of several Genuine Ford Accessory products foryour vehicle. Not all accessories are available for all models. For acomplete listing of the accessories that are available for your vehicle,please contact your dealer or visit our online store at:www.fordaccessoriesstore.com.
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Electrochromatic compass/temperature interior mirrors Cargo organization and management Peace of mind
First aid and highway safety kits Full vehicle covers Keyless entry keypad Vehicle security systems Mobile-ease hands-free communication system For maximum vehicle performance, keep the following information inmind when adding accessories or equipment to your vehicle:• When adding accessories, equipment, passengers and luggage to your vehicle, do not exceed the total weight capacity of the vehicle or ofthe front or rear axle (GVWR or GAWR as indicated on the SafetyCompliance Certification label). Consult your dealer for specific weightinformation.
• The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Canadian Radio Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) regulate the use of mobilecommunications systems — such as two-way radios, telephones andtheft alarms - that are equipped with radio transmitters. Any suchequipment installed in your vehicle should comply with FCC or CRTCregulations and should be installed only by a qualified servicetechnician.
• Mobile communications systems may harm the operation of your vehicle, particularly if they are not properly designed for automotiveuse.
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• To avoid interference with other vehicle functions, such as anti-lock braking systems, amateur radio users who install radios and antennasonto their vehicle should not locate the Amateur Radio Antennas inthe area of the driver's side hood.
• Electrical or electronic accessories or components that are non-Genuine Ford Accessories added to the vehicle by the dealer orthe owner may adversely affect battery performance and durability.
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replacement, specifications .219servicing .198 Accessory delay .45 Air bag supplemental restraint system .94–95, 101 anti-lock .148–149 and child safety seats .96 anti-lock brake system (ABS) description .95, 101 warning light .148 fluid, checking and adding .216 driver air bag .97, 102 fluid, refill capacities .220 indicator light .103 fluid, specifications .222, 224 operation .97, 102 lubricant specifications .222, 224 passenger air bag .97, 102 side air bag .101 shift interlock .151 Air cleaner filter .219 Break-in period .5 (see Engine coolant) .200 Anti-lock brake system (see Brakes) .148–149 Anti-theft system .74 Capacities for refilling fluids .220 Audio system (see Radio) .19, 22 Cassette tape player .19 Automatic transmission .151 Cell phone use .50 driving an automatic Certification Label .226 Changing a tire .121 fluid, adding .217fluid, checking .217 Child safety restraints .104 fluid, refill capacities .220 child safety belts .104 fluid, specification .224 Child safety seats .107 Auxiliary power point .44 attaching with tether straps .111in front seat .108 in rear seat .108 lubricant specifications .222, 224refill capacities .220 Cleaning your vehicle traction lok .151 engine compartment .183instrument panel .185 interior .186plastic parts .185 acid, treating emergencies .198 jumping a disabled battery .167 maintenance-free .198 wiper blades .185 2005 05+ Mustang (197)
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Daytime running lamps operation while driving .156 recommended shift speeds .156 automatic transmission fluid .217engine oil .193 lubricant specifications .222 Driving under special lowering the convertible top .59 through water .157 raising the convertible top .60 checking and adding .200 Electronic message center .50 refill capacities .204, 220 Emergencies, roadside specifications .222, 224 jump-starting .167 Emission control system .213 (see Speed control) .47 Engine .224–225 Customer Assistance .158 Ford accessories for your fail-safe coolant .204 idle speed control .198 Ford Extended Service lubrication specifications .222, Getting assistance outside refill capacities .220 the U.S. and Canada .179 service points .191–192 Getting roadside assistance .158 Engine block heater .147 Getting the service youneed .173 Ordering additional owner's checking and adding .193 The Dispute Settlement filter, specifications .196, 219 recommendations .196 refill capacities .220 specifications .222, 224 Exhaust fumes .147 2005 05+ Mustang (197)
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bulb specifications .36daytime running lights .32 Fail safe cooling .204 flash to pass .33 Fluid capacities .220 replacing bulbs .36turning on and off .32 heating and air conditioning capacity .220choosing the right fuel .208 comparisons with EPA fueleconomy estimates .213 Ignition .143, 224–225 detergent in fuel .209filling your vehicle with fuel .206, 208, 210 (see Safety seats) .107 filter, specifications .210, 219 improving fuel economy .210 octane rating .209, 224–225quality .209 running out of fuel .210 safety information relating to automotive fuels .206 lighting up panel and Gas cap (see Fuel cap) .208 (see Fuel economy) .210 Jump-starting your vehicle .167 Hazard flashers .159 Keyless entry system Head restraints .76 positions of the ignition .143 2005 05+ Mustang (197)
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Octane rating .209 Oil (see Engine oil) .193 specifications chart .36daytime running light .32 fog lamps .32headlamps .32, 36 Parking brake .149 headlamps, flash to pass .33instrument panel, dimming .33 Parts (see Motorcraft parts) .219 interior lamps .35 Passenger Occupant replacing bulbs .35–41 Classification Sensor .82 Lane change indicator Power distribution box (see Turn signal) .35 Lights, warning and indicator .10 Power door locks .63 anti-lock brakes (ABS) .148 Power mirrors .47 Limited slip axle (see Traction Loc) .151 Power steering .149 fluid, checking and adding .216 fluid, refill capacity .220 fluid, specifications .222, 224 Lubricant specifications .222, 224 Power Windows .44 Lumbar support, seats .78 Manual transmission .156 Remote entry system .67 fluid capacities .220 illuminated entry .70 lubricant specifications .224 opening the trunk .68 Roadside assistance .158 Message center .50–51 english/metric button .54–55 system check button .54warning messages .56 Safety Belt Maintenance .94 side view mirrors (power) .47 (see Safety restraints) .80, 84–88 Motorcraft parts .210, 219 Safety defects, reporting .181 2005 05+ Mustang (197)
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Safety restraints .80, 84–88 extension assembly .93 for adults .85–88for children .104 safety practices .132 Occupant Classification sidewall information .125 snow tires and chains .134 safety belt maintenance .94 warning light and chime .89 Safety seats for children .107 treadwear .116, 131 (see Safety restraints) .80 recreational towing .142 child safety seats .107 trailer towing .140 Servicing your vehicle .189 Traction control .150 Setting the clock Traction-lok rear axle .151 AM/FM/In-dash 6 CD .24 Spark plugs, specifications .219, automatic operation .151 brake-shift interlock (BSI) .151fluid, checking and adding Specification chart, lubricants .222, 224 fluid, checking and adding Speed control .47 Starting your vehicle .143–144, fluid, refill capacities .220 lubricant specifications .222, 224 jump starting .167 manual operation .156 remote release .68 Tilt steering wheel .43 Tires .116–117, 121 Vehicle dimensions .225 Vehicle Identification Number changing .121–122 Vehicle loading .135 checking the pressure .119inspecting and inflating .118 Ventilating your vehicle .147 2005 05+ Mustang (197)
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Windshield washer fluid andwipers Warning lights (see Lights) .10 checking and adding fluid .193 Washer fluid .193 Water, Driving through .157 replacing wiper blades .43 Wrecker towing .172 2005 05+ Mustang (197)
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Meet the Need Teacher‘s Guide This project, "Meet the Need. Vocational Teaching Material Supporting the Integration of Migrants into the Labour Market" was funded by the European Commission under the Grundtvig Lifelong Learning Programme. In Austria, this project was also supported by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture.