Ford Taurus Owners Manual: Audible warnings and indicators

Key In Ignition Warning Chime

Sounds when the key is left in the ignition in the off or accessory position and the drivers door is opened.

Keyless Warning Alert (If Equipped)

Sounds the horn twice when you exit your vehicle with the intelligent access key, after the last door is closed and your keyless vehicle is in RUN, indicating your vehicle is still on.

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 drivers door is opened.

Parking Brake On Warning Chime

Sounds when you have left the parking brake on and drive your vehicle.

If the warning chime remains on after you have released the parking brake, have the system checked by your authorized dealer immediately.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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 handheld 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..

Various systems on your vehicle can be controlled using the information display controls on the steering wheel. Corresponding information is displayed in the information display.

Information Display Controls (Type 1)

 Press the up and down arrow


Press the up and down arrow buttons to scroll through and highlight the options within a menu.

Press the right arrow button to enter a sub-menu.

Press the left arrow button to exit a menu.

Press the OK button to choose and confirm a setting/messages.

Menu

You can access the menus using the information display control.

Note: Some options may appear slightly different or not at all if the items are optional.

    Warning lamps and indicators
    These indicators can alert you to a vehicle condition that may become serious enough to cause expensive repairs. Many lights will illuminate when you start your vehicle to make sure they work. If an ...

    Other materials:

    Fuel consumption
    Filling the Tank The advertised capacity is the indicated capacity and the empty reserve combined. Indicated capacity is the difference in the amount of fuel in a full tank and a tank when the fuel gauge indicates empty. Empty reserve is the amount of fuel in the tank after the fuel gauge indica ...

    Heated and ventilated seats
    Heated Seats WARNING: Persons who are unable to feel pain to the skin because of advanced age, chronic illness, diabetes, spinal cord injury, medication, alcohol use, exhaustion, or other physical conditions, must exercise care when using the seat heater. The seat heater may cause burns even at ...

    Safety belt height adjustment
    WARNING: Position the safety belt height adjusters so that the belt rests across the middle of your shoulder. Failure to adjust the safety belt properly could reduce the effectiveness of the safety belt and increase the risk of injury in a crash. Adjust the height of the shoulder belt so the bel ...