Ford Taurus Owners Manual: Child Safety

• You are required by law to properly use safety seats for infants and


• 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 twelve (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 in the Supplementary Restraints System chapter for more information.

General information
See the following sections for directions on how to properly use safety restraints for children. WARNING: Always make sure your child is secured properly in a device that is appropriate for their h ...

Child seat positioning
WARNING: 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, mov ...

Other materials:

Specifications, Description and Operation
SPECIFICATIONS Torque Specifications DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION External Controls The transmission selector lever linkage consists of: a selector lever cable that connects the transmission manual control lever to the selector lever assembly. a BSIA that is integral to the selector l ...

Specifications, Description and Operation
SPECIFICATIONS Torque Specifications a Refer to the procedure in this section. DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION Seating Front Seats The front seats can be equipped with the following systems: Manual seat track Power seat track Manual recliner Power recliner Manual lumbar adjust Power lumbar ad ...

Safety Warnings
Review carefully the General Service Health and Safety Precautions below before beginning any repair. Following these general service warnings are specific system warnings that must be carefully reviewed before beginning work on any listed system. General Service Health and Safety Precautions & ...