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:

Interior lamps
Front row map lamps The map lamps are located on the overhead console. Press the outer edge of the clear lens to turn on the lamps. The map lamps also light when: • any door is opened. • the instrument panel dimmer button is pressed until the courtesy lamp comes on. • the remot ...

General Procedures
Audio Control Module (ACM) Self-Diagnostic Mode NOTE: If the ACM is completely inoperative (does not power up), the part number decal on the ACM chassis can be used to attain the ACM part number. Turn the ACM on. Operate the audio system in radio tu ...

Sensing system
WARNING: To help avoid personal injury, please read and understand the limitations of the system as contained in this section. Sensing is only an aid for some (generally large and fixed) objects when moving in reverse on a flat surface at parking speeds. Traffic control systems, inclement weat ...