Ford Taurus Owners Manual: Cleaning the interior

WARNING:

Do not use cleaning solvents, bleach or dye on the vehicles safety belts, as these actions may weaken the belt webbing.

WARNING:

On vehicles equipped with seat-mounted airbags, do not use chemical solvents or strong detergents. Such products could contaminate the side airbag system and affect performance of the side airbag in a collision.

For fabric, carpets, cloth seats, safety belts and seats equipped with side airbags: Remove dust and loose dirt with a vacuum cleaner.

Apply a layer of high quality foam cleaner, designed for automotive interiors, to the dry stained area (s) of the item you are cleaning and allow soaking for one minute.

If grease or tar is present on the material, spot-clean the area first with Motorcraft Spot and Stain Remover. In Canada, use Motorcraft Multi-Purpose Cleaner.

If a ring forms on the fabric after spot cleaning, clean the entire area immediately (but do not oversaturate) or the ring can set.

Do not use household cleaning products or glass cleaners, which can stain and discolor the fabric and affect the flame retardant abilities of the seat materials.

    Cleaning the windows and wiper blades
    The windows and wiper blades should be cleaned regularly. If the wipers do not wipe properly, substances on the vehicles glass or the wiper blades may cause squeaking or chatter noise from the blad ...

    Cleaning the instrument panel and instrument cluster lens
    WARNING: Do not use chemical solvents or strong detergents when cleaning the steering wheel or instrument panel to avoid contamination of the airbag system. Clean the instrument panel and cluster l ...

    Other materials:

    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 ...

    Locking and unlocking
    You can use the power door lock control or the remote control to lock and unlock your vehicle. Power Door Locks The power door lock control is located on the driver and front passenger door panels. A. Unlock B. Lock Remote Control You can use the remote control anytime your vehicle is not ...

    Scheduled Maintenance
    GENERAL MAINTENANCE INFORMATION Why Maintain Your Vehicle? Carefully following the maintenance schedule helps protect against major repair expenses resulting from neglect or inadequate maintenance and may help to increase the value of your vehicle when you sell or trade it. Keep all receipts ...