Ford 2015 F150 Owners' Manual

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September 2014 First Printing Owner’s Manual F-150 Litho in U.S.A. FL3J 19A321 AA 2015 F-150 Owner’s Manual fordowner.com ford.ca 2015 F-150 O w ner’s M anual The information contained in this publication was correct at the time of going to print. In the interest of continuous development, we reserve the right to change specifications, design or equipment at any time without notice or obligation. No part of this publication may be reproduced, transmitted, stored in a retrieval system or translated into any language in any form by any means without our written permission. Errors and omissions excepted. © Ford Motor Company 2014 All rights reserved. Part Number: 20140911160158 Introduction About This Manual...........................................7 Symbols Glossary.............................................7 Data Recording..................................................9 California Proposition 65..............................11 Perchlorate.........................................................11 Ford Credit..........................................................11 Replacement Parts Recommendation........................................11 Special Notices................................................12 Mobile Communications Equipment.....................................................12 Export Unique Options..................................13 At a Glance Front Exterior Overview................................14 Rear Exterior Overview..................................15 Vehicle Interior Overview.............................16 Instrument Panel Overview.........................17 Child Safety General Information.......................................19 Installing Child Seats....................................20 Booster Seats...................................................31 Child Seat Positioning..................................33 Child Safety Locks.........................................35 Safety Belts Principle of Operation...................................37 Fastening the Safety Belts.........................38 Safety Belt Height Adjustment.................42 Safety Belt Warning Lamp and Indicator Chime.............................................................43 Safety Belt Minder.........................................43 Child Restraint and Safety Belt Maintenance................................................45 Personal Safety System™ Personal Safety System™.........................46 Supplementary Restraints System Principle of Operation...................................47 Driver and Passenger Airbags...................48 Front Passenger Sensing System............49 Side Airbags......................................................51 Safety Canopy™.............................................52 Crash Sensors and Airbag Indicator........53 Airbag Disposal...............................................54 Keys and Remote Controls General Information on Radio Frequencies..................................................55 Remote Control..............................................55 Replacing a Lost Key or Remote Control...........................................................60 MyKey™ Principle of Operation...................................61 Creating a MyKey............................................62 Clearing All MyKeys.......................................62 Checking MyKey System Status...............63 Using MyKey With Remote Start Systems.........................................................64 MyKey Troubleshooting...............................64 Locks Locking and Unlocking................................66 Keyless Entry...................................................68 Security Passive Anti-Theft System..........................71 Anti-Theft Alarm............................................73 Power Running Boards Using Power Running Boards....................75 Steering Wheel Adjusting the Steering Wheel....................77 Audio Control...................................................78 1 F-150 (), enUSA, First Printing Table of Contents Voice Control....................................................79 Cruise Control..................................................79 Information Display Control.......................79 Pedals Adjusting the Pedals....................................80 Wipers and Washers Windshield Wipers.........................................81 Autowipers........................................................81 Windshield Washers.....................................82 Lighting Lighting Control..............................................83 Autolamps........................................................83 Instrument Lighting Dimmer.....................84 Daytime Running Lamps............................85 Automatic High Beam Control.................85 Front Fog Lamps............................................86 Direction Indicators........................................87 Spot Lamps......................................................87 Interior Lamps.................................................88 Ambient Lighting...........................................89 Windows and Mirrors Power Windows.............................................90 Exterior Mirrors.................................................91 Interior Mirror...................................................94 Sun Visors.........................................................95 Moonroof..........................................................95 Instrument Cluster Gauges................................................................97 Warning Lamps and Indicators..............100 Audible Warnings and Indicators...........104 Information Displays General Information....................................105 Information Messages................................120 Climate Control Manual Climate Control.............................133 Automatic Climate Control.......................135 Hints on Controlling the Interior Climate..........................................................137 Heated Windows and Mirrors..................139 Remote Start.................................................139 Seats Sitting in the Correct Position...................141 Head Restraints..............................................141 Manual Seats.................................................143 Power Seats...................................................144 Memory Function.........................................146 Rear Seats.......................................................147 Heated Seats..................................................147 Climate Controlled Seats..........................148 Front Seat Armrest......................................149 Rear Seat Armrest.......................................150 Universal Garage Door Opener Universal Garage Door Opener................151 Auxiliary Power Points Auxiliary Power Points................................156 Storage Compartments Center Console..............................................158 Overhead Console.......................................159 Starting and Stopping the Engine General Information....................................160 Ignition Switch..............................................160 Keyless Starting............................................160 Starting a Gasoline Engine........................161 Engine Block Heater....................................164 2 F-150 (), enUSA, First Printing Table of Contents Unique Driving Character- istics Auto-Start-Stop...........................................166 Fuel and Refueling Safety Precautions......................................168 Fuel Quality....................................................169 Running Out of Fuel.....................................170 Refueling...........................................................171 Fuel Consumption........................................172 Emission Control System...........................173 Transmission Automatic Transmission............................176 Four-Wheel Drive Using Four-Wheel Drive.............................182 Rear Axle Electronic Locking Differential................190 Brakes General Information....................................192 Hints on Driving With Anti-Lock Brakes...........................................................192 Parking Brake.................................................192 Electric Parking Brake.................................193 Hill Start Assist..............................................195 Traction Control Principle of Operation.................................197 Using Traction Control................................197 Stability Control Principle of Operation................................198 Using Stability Control...............................199 Terrain Response Principle of Operation...............................200 Using Hill Descent Control......................200 Parking Aids Parking Aid.....................................................202 Active Park Assist........................................203 Rear View Camera.......................................207 360 Degree Parking Aid Camera............210 Cruise Control Principle of Operation.................................213 Using Cruise Control....................................213 Using Adaptive Cruise Control.................214 Driving Aids Driver Alert.......................................................221 Lane Keeping System..................................221 Blind Spot Information System..............225 Steering...........................................................229 Collision Warning System........................229 Load Carrying Load Limit.......................................................233 Tailgate............................................................240 Towing Towing a Trailer............................................250 Trailer Sway Control.....................................251 Recommended Towing Weights.............251 Essential Towing Checks..........................262 Transporting the Vehicle..........................268 Towing the Vehicle on Four Wheels......269 Driving Hints Breaking-In.....................................................272 Economical Driving......................................272 Driving Through Water...............................273 Floor Mats.......................................................273 Snowplowing.................................................274 3 F-150 (), enUSA, First Printing Table of Contents Roadside Emergencies Roadside Assistance...................................277 Hazard Warning Flashers..........................278 Fuel Shutoff...................................................278 Jump Starting the Vehicle........................279 Post-Crash Alert System...........................281 Customer Assistance Getting the Services You Need...............282 In California (U.S. Only)............................283 The Better Business Bureau (BBB) Auto Line Program (U.S. Only).....................284 Utilizing the Mediation/Arbitration Program (Canada Only).......................284 Getting Assistance Outside the U.S. and Canada........................................................285 Ordering Additional Owner's Literature....................................................286 Reporting Safety Defects (U.S. Only)............................................................286 Reporting Safety Defects (Canada Only).............................................................287 Fuses Fuse Specification Chart..........................288 Changing a Fuse..........................................296 Maintenance General Information...................................297 Opening and Closing the Hood..............297 Under Hood Overview - 2.7L EcoBoost™...............................................298 Under Hood Overview - 3.5L Ecoboost™................................................299 Under Hood Overview - 3.5L..................300 Under Hood Overview - 5.0L...................301 Engine Oil Dipstick......................................302 Engine Oil Check..........................................302 Engine Coolant Check...............................303 Automatic Transmission Fluid Check...........................................................307 Transfer Case Fluid Check........................307 Brake Fluid Check.......................................308 Power Steering Fluid Check....................308 Washer Fluid Check...................................308 Fuel Filter........................................................308 Changing the 12V Battery........................308 Checking the Wiper Blades......................310 Changing the Wiper Blades......................310 Adjusting the Headlamps...........................311 Changing a Bulb............................................312 Bulb Specification Chart...........................316 Changing the Engine Air Filter.................318 Vehicle Care General Information....................................319 Cleaning Products........................................319 Cleaning the Exterior...................................319 Waxing.............................................................320 Cleaning the Engine....................................320 Cleaning the Windows and Wiper Blades...........................................................321 Cleaning the Interior....................................321 Cleaning the Instrument Panel and Instrument Cluster Lens.........................321 Cleaning Leather Seats..............................322 Repairing Minor Paint Damage...............323 Cleaning the Alloy Wheels.......................323 Vehicle Storage.............................................324 Wheels and Tires General Information....................................327 Tire Care..........................................................329 Using Snow Chains.....................................344 Tire Pressure Monitoring System..........345 Changing a Road Wheel...........................350 Technical Specifications...........................358 Capacities and Specific- ations Engine Specifications................................359 4 F-150 (), enUSA, First Printing Table of Contents Motorcraft Parts..........................................360 Vehicle Identification Number...............360 Vehicle Certification Label........................361 Transmission Code Designation............362 Capacities and Specifications - 2.7L EcoBoost™................................................363 Capacities and Specifications - 3.5L Ecoboost™................................................367 Capacities and Specifications - 3.5L.....372 Capacities and Specifications - 5.0L 32V Ti-VCT..........................................................376 Audio System General Information....................................381 Audio Unit - Vehicles With: AM/FM......382 Audio Unit - Vehicles With: AM/FM/ CD.................................................................384 Audio Unit - Vehicles With: AM/FM/ SYNC...........................................................386 Audio Unit - Vehicles With: AM/FM/CD/ SYNC/Satellite Radio............................388 Audio Unit - Vehicles With: Sony AM/FM/ CD...................................................................391 Digital Radio..................................................392 Satellite Radio..............................................394 Audio Input Jack...........................................397 USB Port..........................................................397 Media Hub......................................................398 SYNC™ General Information...................................399 Using Voice Recognition............................401 Using SYNC™ With Your Phone...........403 SYNC™ Applications and Services.......413 Using SYNC™ With Your Media Player............................................................421 SYNC™ Troubleshooting.........................428 MyFord Touch™ General Information...................................438 Settings...........................................................445 Entertainment..............................................455 Phone...............................................................472 Information....................................................478 Climate............................................................487 Navigation.....................................................490 Accessories Accessories...................................................499 Appendices End User License Agreement..................501 Extended Service Plan (ESP) Extended Service Plan (ESP)..................516 Scheduled Maintenance General Maintenance Information........518 Normal Scheduled Maintenance............521 Special Operating Conditions Scheduled Maintenance.............................................524 Scheduled Maintenance Record............527 5 F-150 (), enUSA, First Printing Table of Contents 6 F-150 (), enUSA, First Printing ABOUT THIS MANUAL Thank you for choosing Ford. We recommend that you take some time to get to know your vehicle by reading this manual. The more that you know about it, the greater the safety and pleasure you will get from driving it. WARNING Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control, crash and injury. We strongly recommend that you use extreme caution when using any device that may take your focus off the road. Your primary responsibility is the safe operation of your vehicle. We recommend against the use of any hand-held device while driving and encourage the use of voice-operated systems when possible. Make sure you are aware of all applicable local laws that may affect the use of electronic devices while driving. Note: This manual describes product features and options available throughout the range of available models, sometimes even before they are generally available. It may describe options not fitted to the vehicle you have purchased. Note: Some of the illustrations in this manual may show features as used in different models, so may appear different to you on your vehicle. Note: Always use and operate your vehicle in line with all applicable laws and regulations. Note: Pass on this manual when selling your vehicle. It is an integral part of your vehicle. This manual may qualify the location of a component as left-hand side or right-hand side. The side is determined when facing forward in the seat. E154903 Right-hand side. A Left-hand side. B SYMBOLS GLOSSARY These are some of the symbols you may see on your vehicle. Safety alert See Owner's Manual E162384 Air conditioning system Anti-lock braking system Avoid smoking, flames or sparks Battery Battery acid Brake fluid - non petroleum based 7 F-150 (), enUSA, First Printing Introduction Brake system Cabin air filter Check fuel cap Child safety door lock or unlock Child seat lower anchor Child seat tether anchor E71340 Cruise control Do not open when hot Engine air filter Engine coolant Engine coolant temperature Engine oil Explosive gas Fan warning Fasten safety belt Front airbag Front fog lamps Fuel pump reset Fuse compartment Hazard warning flashers Heated rear window Heated windshield Interior luggage compartment release Jack E161353 Keep out of reach of children Lighting control Low tire pressure warning Maintain correct fluid level Note operating instructions 8 F-150 (), enUSA, First Printing Introduction Panic alarm E139213 Parking aid Parking brake Power steering fluid Power windows front/rear Power window lockout Service engine soon Side airbag E167012 Shield the eyes E138639 Stability control Windshield wash and wipe DATA RECORDING Service Data Recording Service data recorders in your vehicle are capable of collecting and storing diagnostic information about your vehicle. This potentially includes information about the performance or status of various systems and modules in the vehicle, such as engine, throttle, steering or brake systems. In order to properly diagnose and service your vehicle, Ford Motor Company, Ford of Canada, and service and repair facilities may access or share among them vehicle diagnostic information received through a direct connection to your vehicle when diagnosing or servicing your vehicle. Additionally, when your vehicle is in for service or repair, Ford Motor Company, Ford of Canada, and service and repair facilities may access or share among them data for vehicle improvement purposes. For U.S. only (if equipped), if you choose to use the SYNC Vehicle Health Report, you consent that certain diagnostic information may also be accessed electronically by Ford Motor Company and Ford authorized service facilities, and that the diagnostic information may be used for any purpose. See SYNC™ (page 399). Event Data Recording This vehicle is equipped with an event data recorder. The main purpose of an event data recorder is to record, in certain crash or near crash-like situations, such as an airbag deployment or hitting a road obstacle; this data will assist in understanding how a vehicle’s systems performed. The event data recorder is designed to record data related to vehicle dynamics and safety systems for a short period of time, typically 30 seconds or less. The event data recorder in this vehicle is designed to record such data as: • How various systems in your vehicle were operating; • Whether or not the driver and passenger safety belts were buckled/fastened; • How far (if at all) the driver was depressing the accelerator and/or the brake pedal; and 9 F-150 (), enUSA, First Printing Introduction • How fast the vehicle was traveling; and • Where the driver was positioning the steering wheel. This data can help provide a better understanding of the circumstances in which crashes and injuries occur. Note: Event data recorder data is recorded by your vehicle only if a non-trivial crash situation occurs; no data is recorded by the event data recorder under normal driving conditions and no personal data or information (e.g., name, gender, age, and crash location) is recorded (see limitations regarding 911 Assist and Traffic, directions and Information privacy below). However, parties, such as law enforcement, could combine the event data recorder data with the type of personally identifying data routinely acquired during a crash investigation. To read data recorded by an event data recorder, special equipment is required, and access to the vehicle or the event data recorder is needed. In addition to the vehicle manufacturer, other parties, such as law enforcement, that have such special equipment, can read the information if they have access to the vehicle or the event data recorder. Ford Motor Company and Ford of Canada do not 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 lawful authority. Other parties may seek to access the information independently of Ford Motor Company and Ford of Canada. Note: Including to the extent that any law pertaining to Event Data Recorders applies to SYNC or its features, please note the following: Once 911 Assist (if equipped) is enabled (set ON), 911 Assist may, through any paired and connected cell phone, disclose to emergency services that the vehicle has been in a crash involving the deployment of an airbag or, in certain vehicles, the activation of the fuel pump shut-off. Certain versions or updates to 911 Assist may also be capable of being used to electronically or verbally provide to 911 operators the vehicle location (such as latitude and longitude), and/or other details about the vehicle or crash or personal information about the occupants to assist 911 operators to provide the most appropriate emergency services. If you do not want to disclose this information, do not activate the 911 Assist feature. See SYNC™ (page 399). Additionally, when you connect to Traffic, Directions and Information (if equipped, U.S. only), the service uses GPS technology and advanced vehicle sensors to collect the vehicle’s current location, travel direction, and speed (“vehicle travel information”), only to help provide you with the directions, traffic reports, or business searches that you request. If you do not want Ford or its vendors to receive this information, do not activate the service. For more information, see Traffic, Directions and Information, Terms and Conditions. See SYNC™ (page 399). 10 F-150 (), enUSA, First Printing Introduction CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING Some constituents of engine exhaust, certain vehicle components, certain fluids contained in vehicles and certain products of component wear contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. PERCHLORATE Certain components in your vehicle such as airbag modules, safety belt pretensioners and remote control batteries may contain perchlorate material. Special handling may apply for service or vehicle end of life disposal. For more information visit: Web Address www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/ perchlorate FORD CREDIT (U.S. Only) Ford Credit offers a full range of financing and lease plans to help you acquire your vehicle. If you have financed or leased your vehicle through Ford Credit, thank you for your business. For your convenience we offer a number of ways to contact us, as well as to help manage your account. Phone: 1-800-727-7000 For more information regarding Ford Credit, as well as to access Account Manager, please go to www.fordcredit.com. REPLACEMENT PARTS RECOMMENDATION Your vehicle has been built to the highest standards using quality parts. We recommend that you demand the use of genuine Ford and Motorcraft parts whenever your vehicle requires scheduled maintenance or repair. You can clearly identify genuine Ford and Motorcraft parts by looking for the Ford, FoMoCo or Motorcraft branding on the parts or their packaging. Scheduled Maintenance and Mechanical Repairs One of the best ways for you to make sure that your vehicle provides years of service is to have it maintained in line with our recommendations using parts that conform to the specifications detailed in this Owner’s Manual. Genuine Ford and Motorcraft parts meet or exceed these specifications. Collision Repairs We hope that you never experience a collision, but accidents do happen. Genuine Ford replacement collision parts meet our stringent requirements for fit, finish, structural integrity, corrosion protection and dent resistance. During vehicle development we validate these parts deliver the intended level of protection as a whole system. A great way to know for sure you are getting this level of protection is to use genuine Ford replacement collision parts. 11 F-150 (), enUSA, First Printing Introduction Warranty on Replacement Parts Genuine Ford and Motorcraft replacement parts are the only replacement parts that benefit from a Ford Warranty. Damage caused to your vehicle as a result of the failure of non-Ford parts may not be covered by the Ford Warranty. For additional information, refer to the terms and conditions of the Ford Warranty. SPECIAL NOTICES New Vehicle Limited Warranty For a detailed description of what is covered and what is not covered by your vehicle’s New Vehicle Limited Warranty, refer to the Warranty Manual that is provided to you along with your Owner’s Manual. Special Instructions For your added safety, your vehicle is fitted with sophisticated electronic controls. WARNINGS Failure to follow the specific warnings and instructions could result in personal injury. See Supplementary Restraints System (page 47). Front seat mounted rear-facing child or infant seats should NEVER be placed in front of an active passenger airbag. On-board Diagnostics (OBD-II) Your vehicle’s On-board Diagnostics (OBD-II) system has a data port for diagnostics, repair and reprogramming services with diagnostic scan tools. Installing a non-Ford-approved aftermarket OBD plug-in device that uses the port during normal driving, for example remote insurance company monitoring, remote vehicle diagnostics, telematics or engine reprogramming, may cause interference or damage to vehicle systems. We do not recommend or endorse the use of any non-Ford-approved aftermarket OBD plug-in devices. The vehicle Warranty may not cover damage caused by any non-Ford-approved aftermarket OBD plug-in device. Notice to owners of pickup trucks and utility type vehicles WARNING Utility vehicles have a significantly higher rollover rate than other types of vehicles. Before you drive your vehicle, please read this Owner’s Manual carefully. Your vehicle is not a passenger car. As with other vehicles of this type, failure to operate your vehicle correctly may result in loss of vehicle control, vehicle rollover, personal injury or death. Using your vehicle with a snowplow See Snowplowing (page 274). Using your vehicle as an ambulance Do not use this vehicle as an ambulance. Your vehicle is not equipped with the Ford Ambulance Preparation Package. MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT Using mobile communications equipment is becoming increasingly important in the conduct of business and personal affairs. However, you must not compromise your own or others’ safety when using such equipment. Mobile communications can enhance personal safety and security when appropriately used, particularly in emergency situations. Safety must be 12 F-150 (), enUSA, First Printing Introduction paramount when using mobile communications equipment to avoid negating these benefits. Mobile communication equipment includes, but is not limited to, cellular phones, pagers, portable email devices, text messaging devices and portable two-way radios. WARNING Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control, crash and injury. We strongly recommend that you use extreme caution when using any device that may take your focus off the road. Your primary responsibility is the safe operation of your vehicle. We recommend against the use of any hand-held device while driving and encourage the use of voice-operated systems when possible. Make sure you are aware of all applicable local laws that may affect the use of electronic devices while driving. EXPORT UNIQUE OPTIONS For your particular global region, your vehicle may be equipped with features and options that are different from the features and options that are described in this Owner’s Manual. A market unique supplement may be supplied that complements this book. By referring to the market unique supplement, if provided, you can properly identify those features, recommendations and specifications that are unique to your vehicle. This Owner’s Manual is written primarily for the U.S. and Canadian Markets. Features or equipment listed as standard may be different on units built for Export. Refer to this Owner’s Manual for all other required information and warnings. 13 F-150 (), enUSA, First Printing Introduction FRONT EXTERIOR OVERVIEW E178394 See Locking and Unlocking (page 66). A See Automatic High Beam Control (page 85). B See Changing the Wiper Blades (page 310). C See Maintenance (page 297). D See Changing a Bulb (page 312). E See Changing a Road Wheel (page 350). F 14 F-150 (), enUSA, First Printing At a Glance REAR EXTERIOR OVERVIEW E178397 See Changing a Bulb (page 312). A See Exterior Mirrors (page 91). B See Using Power Running Boards (page 75). C See Changing a Road Wheel (page 350). D See Changing a Bulb (page 312). E See Towing a Trailer (page 250). F See Tailgate (page 240). G Cargo lamps. See Spot Lamps (page 87). H 15 F-150 (), enUSA, First Printing At a Glance VEHICLE INTERIOR OVERVIEW E178395 See Automatic Transmission (page 176). A See Locking and Unlocking (page 66). B See Power Windows (page 90). C See Head Restraints (page 141). D See Fastening the Safety Belts (page 38). E See Rear Seats (page 147). F See Manual Seats (page 143). See Power Seats (page 144). G See Opening and Closing the Hood (page 297). H See Electric Parking Brake (page 193). I 16 F-150 (), enUSA, First Printing At a Glance INSTRUMENT PANEL OVERVIEW E178396 Wiper stalk. See Windshield Wipers (page 81). A Information display controls. See General Information (page 105). B Instrument cluster. See Warning Lamps and Indicators (page 100). C Audio controls. See Audio Control (page 78). D Audio system. See Audio System (page 381). E Hill descent control. See Using Hill Descent Control (page 200). F Information and entertainment display. G 360 degree parking aid camera button. See 360 Degree Parking Aid Camera (page 210). H Climate controls. See Climate Control (page 133). I 110 volt AC power point. See Auxiliary Power Points (page 156). J Integrated trailer brake controller. See Essential Towing Checks (page 262). K Four-wheel drive control. See Using Four-Wheel Drive (page 182). L Start button. See Keyless Starting (page 160). M 17 F-150 (), enUSA, First Printing At a Glance Voice control. See Voice Control (page 79). N Cruise control switches. See Cruise Control (page 79). Adaptive cruise control switches. See Using Adaptive Cruise Control (page 214). O Electric parking brake switch. See Electric Parking Brake (page 193). P Lighting control. See Lighting Control (page 83). Front fog lamps. See Front Fog Lamps (page 86). Instrument lighting dimmer switch. See Instrument Lighting Dimmer (page 84). See Spot Lamps (page 87). Q 18 F-150 (), enUSA, First Printing At a Glance GENERAL INFORMATION See the following sections for directions on how to properly use safety restraints for children. WARNINGS Always make sure your child is secured properly in a device that is appropriate for their height, age and weight. Child safety restraints must be bought separately from your vehicle. Failure to follow these instructions and guidelines may result in an increased risk of serious injury or death to your child. All children are shaped differently. The recommendations for safety restraints are based on probable child height, age and weight thresholds from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and other safety organizations, or are the minimum requirements of law. Ford recommends checking with a NHTSA Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) and consult your pediatrician to make sure your child seat is appropriate for your child, and WARNINGS is compatible with and properly installed in your vehicle. To locate a child seat fitting station and CPST, contact the NHTSA toll free at 1-888-327-4236 or go to http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov. In Canada, check with your local St. John Ambulance office for referral to a CPST or for further information, contact your provincial ministry of transportation, locate your local St. John Ambulance office by searching for St. John Ambulance on the internet, or Transport Canada at 1-800-333-0371 (http://www.tc.gc.ca). Failure to properly restrain children in safety seats made especially for their height, age, and weight may result in an increased risk of serious injury or death to your child. Do not leave children or animals unattended in the vehicle. On hot days, the temperature in the trunk or vehicle interior can rise very quickly. Exposure of people or animals to these high temperatures for even a short time can cause death or serious heat-related injuries, including brain damage. Small children are particularly at risk. 19 F-150 (), enUSA, First Printing Child Safety Recommendations for Safety Restraints for Children Recommended restraint type Child size, height, weight, or age Child Use a child safety seat (sometimes called an infant carrier, convertible seat, or toddler seat). Children weighing 40 lb (18 kg) or less (generally age four or younger). Infants or toddlers Use a belt-positioning booster seat. Children who have outgrown or no longer properly fit in a child safety seat (gener- ally children who are less than 4 ft. 9 in. (1.45 m) tall, are greater than age four and less than age 12, and between 40 lb (18 kg) and 80 lb (36 kg) and upward to 100 lb (45 kg) if recommended by your child restraint manufacturer). Small children Use a vehicle safety belt having the lap belt snug and low across the hips, shoulder belt centered across the shoulder and chest, and seat back upright. Children who have outgrown or no longer properly fit in a belt-positioning booster seat (generally children who are at least 4 ft. 9 in. (1.45 m) tall or greater than 80 lb (36 kg) or 100 lb (45 kg) if recom- mended by child restraint manufacturer). Larger children • You are required by law to properly use safety seats for infants and toddlers in the United States and Canada. • Many states and provinces require that small children use approved booster seats until they reach age eight, a height of 4 feet 9 inches (1.45 meters) tall, or 80 pounds (36 kilograms). Check your local and state or provincial laws for specific requirements about the safety of children in your vehicle. • When possible, always properly restrain children 12 years of age and under in a rear seating position of your vehicle. Accident statistics suggest that children are safer when properly restrained in the rear seating positions than in a front seating position. See Front Passenger Sensing System (page 49). INSTALLING CHILD SEATS Child Seats E142594 20 F-150 (), enUSA, First Printing Child Safety Use a child safety seat (sometimes called an infant carrier, convertible seat, or toddler seat) for infants, toddlers, or children weighing 40 pounds (18 kilograms) or less (generally age four or younger). Using Lap and Shoulder Belts (Except Front Center Position of Super Cab and Crew Cab) WARNINGS Airbags can kill or injure a child in a child seat. Never place a rear-facing child seat in front of an active airbag. If you must use a forward-facing child seat in the front seat, move the vehicle seat upon which the seat is installed all the way back. Airbags can kill or injure a child in a child seat. Children 12 and under should be properly restrained in the rear seat whenever possible. Depending on where you secure a child restraint, and depending on the child restraint design, you may block access to certain safety belt buckle assemblies and LATCH lower anchors, rendering those features potentially unusable. To avoid risk of injury, occupants should only use seating positions where they are able to be properly restrained. When installing a child safety seat with combination lap and shoulder belts: • Use the correct safety belt buckle for that seating position. • Insert the belt tongue into the proper buckle until you hear a snap and feel it latch. Make sure the tongue is securely fastened in the buckle. • 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 the vehicle seat upon which the child seat will be installed in the upright position. • Put the safety belt in the automatic locking mode. This vehicle does not require the use of a locking clip. Perform the following steps when installing the child seat with combination lap and shoulder belts: Note: Although the child seat illustrated is a forward facing child seat, the steps are the same for installing a rear facing child seat. E142528 1. Position the child safety seat in a seat with a combination lap and shoulder belt. E142529 2. Pull down on the shoulder belt and then grasp the shoulder belt and lap belt together. 21 F-150 (), enUSA, First Printing Child Safety E142530 3. While holding the shoulder and lap belt portions together, route the tongue through the child seat according to the child seat manufacturer's instructions. Be sure the belt webbing is not twisted. E142531 4. Insert the belt tongue into the proper buckle (the buckle closest to the direction the tongue is coming from) for that seating position until you hear a snap and feel the latch engage. Make sure the tongue is latched securely by pulling on it. E142875 5. To put the retractor in the automatic locking mode, grasp the shoulder portion of the belt and pull downward until all of the belt is pulled out. Note: The automatic locking mode is available on the front passenger and rear seats. This vehicle does not require the use of a locking clip. 6. Allow the belt to retract to remove slack. The belt will click as it retracts to indicate it is in the automatic locking mode. 7. Try to pull the belt out of the retractor to make sure the retractor is in the automatic locking mode (you should not be able to pull more belt out). If the retractor is not locked, unbuckle the belt and repeat Steps 5 and 6. E142533 22 F-150 (), enUSA, First Printing Child Safety 8. Remove remaining slack from the belt. Force the seat down with extra weight, for example, by pressing down or kneeling on the child restraint while pulling up on the shoulder belt in order to force slack from the belt. This is necessary to remove the remaining slack that will exist once the extra weight of the child is added to the child restraint. It also helps to achieve the proper snugness of the child seat to your vehicle. Sometimes, a slight lean toward the buckle will help to remove remaining slack from the belt. 9. Attach the tether strap (if the child seat is equipped). E142534 10. Before placing the child in the seat, forcibly move the seat forward and back to make sure the seat is securely held in place. To check this, grab the seat at the belt path and attempt to move it side to side and forward and back. There should be no more than 1 inch (2.5 centimeters) of movement for proper installation. Ford recommends checking with a NHTSA Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician to make certain the child restraint is properly installed. In Canada, check with your local St. John Ambulance office for referral to a Certified Passenger Seat Technician. Using Lap and Shoulder Belts (Front Center Position of Super Cab and Crew Cab) WARNINGS Airbags can kill or injure a child in a child seat. If you must use a forward-facing child seat in the front seat, move the vehicle seat upon which the seat is installed all the way back. Rear facing child seats should never be placed in front of an active airbag. Always use both lap and shoulder safety belt in the center seating position. The belt webbing below the tongue is the lap portion of the combination lap and shoulder belt, and the belt webbing above the tongue is the shoulder belt portion of the combination lap and shoulder belt. E142528 1. Position the child safety seat in the front center seat. 23 F-150 (), enUSA, First Printing Child Safety E162708 2. Slide the tongue up the webbing. E142530 3. While holding both shoulder and lap portions next to the tongue, route the tongue and webbing through the child seat according to the child seat manufacturer's instructions. Be sure that the belt webbing is not twisted. E142531 4. Insert the belt tongue into the proper buckle (the buckle closest to the direction the tongue is coming from) for that seating position until you hear a snap and feel the latch engage. Make sure the tongue is latched securely by pulling on it. E142533 5. While pushing down with your knee on the child seat pull up on the shoulder belt portion to tighten the lap belt portion of the combination lap and shoulder belt. 6. Allow the safety belt to retract and remove any slack in the belt to securely tighten the child safety seat in the vehicle. 7. Attach the tether strap (if the child seat is equipped). E142534 24 F-150 (), enUSA, First Printing Child Safety 8. Before placing the child in the seat, forcibly move the seat forward and back to make sure the seat is securely held in place. To check this, grab the seat at the belt path and attempt to move it side to side and forward and back. There should be no more than 1 inch (2.5 centimeters) of movement for proper installation. 9. Check from time to time to be sure that there is no slack in the lap and shoulder belt. The shoulder belt must be snug to keep the lap belt tight during a crash. Ford recommends checking with a NHTSA Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician to make certain the child restraint is properly installed. In Canada, check with your local St. John Ambulance office for referral to a Child Passenger Safety Technician. Using Inflatable Safety Belts (Rear Seat Outboard Positions) (If Equipped) E142528 1. Position the child safety seat in a seat with a combination lap and shoulder belt. E146522 2. After positioning the child safety seat in the proper seating position, grasp the shoulder belt and lap belt together behind the belt tongue. E142530 3. While holding the shoulder and lap belt portions together, route the tongue through the child seat according to the child seat manufacturer's instructions. Be sure the belt webbing is not twisted. E146523 25 F-150 (), enUSA, First Printing Child Safety 4. Insert the belt tongue into the proper buckle (the buckle closest to the direction the tongue is coming from) for that seating position until you hear a snap and feel the latch engage. Make sure the tongue is latched securely by pulling on it. E146524 5. To put the retractor in the automatic locking mode, grasp the lap portion of the inflatable safety belt and pull upward until all of the belt is pulled out. Note: The automatic locking mode is available on the front passenger and rear seats. Note: Unlike the standard safety belt, the inflatable safety belt's unique lap portion locks the child seat for installation. The ability for the shoulder portion of the belt to move freely is normal, even after the lap belt has been put into the automatic locking mode. Note: The lock-off device on some child restraints may not accommodate the shoulder portion of the inflatable safety belt. Follow all instructions provided by the manufacturer of the child restraint regarding the necessary and proper use of the lock-off device. In some instances, these devices have been provided only for use in vehicles with safety belt systems that would otherwise require a locking clip. 6. Allow the belt to retract to remove slack. The belt will click as it retracts to indicate it is in the automatic locking mode. 7. Try to pull the belt out of the retractor to make sure the retractor is in the automatic locking mode (you should not be able to pull more belt out). If the retractor is not locked, unbuckle the belt and repeat Steps 5 and 6. E146525 8. Remove remaining slack from the belt. Force the seat down with extra weight, for example, by pressing down or kneeling on the child restraint while pulling down on the lap belt in order to force slack from the belt. This is necessary to remove the remaining slack that will exist once the extra weight of the child is added to the child restraint. It also helps to achieve the proper snugness of the child seat to your vehicle. Sometimes, a slight lean toward the buckle will additionally help to remove remaining slack from the belt. 9. Attach the tether strap (if the child seat is equipped). 26 F-150 (), enUSA, First Printing Child Safety E142534 10. Before placing the child in the seat, forcibly move the seat forward and back to make sure the seat is securely held in place. To check this, grab the seat at the belt path and attempt to move it side to side and forward and back. There should be no more than 1 inch (2.5 centimeters) of movement for proper installation. Ford recommends checking with a NHTSA Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician to make certain the child restraint is properly installed. In Canada, check with your local St. John Ambulance office for referral to a Certified Passenger Seat Technician. Using Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH) WARNINGS Never attach two 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 or death. WARNINGS Depending on where you secure a child restraint, and depending on the child restraint design, you may block access to certain safety belt buckle assemblies or LATCH lower anchors, rendering those features potentially unusable. To avoid risk of injury, occupants should only use seating positions where they are able to be properly restrained. The LATCH system is composed of three vehicle anchor points: two lower anchors located where the vehicle seat back and seat cushion meet (called the seat bight) and one top tether anchor located behind that seating position. LATCH compatible child safety seats have two rigid or webbing mounted attachments that connect to the two lower anchors at the LATCH equipped seating positions in your vehicle. This type of attachment method eliminates the need to use safety belts to attach the child seat, however the safety belt can still be used to attach the child seat if the lower anchors are not used. For forward-facing child seats, the top tether strap must also be attached to the proper top tether anchor, if a top tether strap has been provided with your child seat. Your vehicle is equipped with LATCH lower anchors for child seat installation at the following seating positions (LATCH is not available on Regular Cab): 27 F-150 (), enUSA, First Printing Child Safety Crew Cab and Super Cab E166694 E166695 The lower LATCH anchors are located at the rear section of the rear seat between the cushion and seatback. Follow the child seat manufacturer's instructions to properly install a child seat with LATCH attachments. Follow the instructions later in this chapter on attaching child safety seats with tether straps. Attach LATCH lower attachments of the child seat only to the anchors shown. Use of Inboard Lower Anchors from the Outboard Seating Positions (Center Seating Use) WARNING The standard

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