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:

    Exterior mirrors
    Power Exterior Mirrors WARNING: Do not adjust the mirror while your vehicle is in motion. A. Left mirror B. Adjustment control C. Right mirror To adjust your mirrors: 1. Press the button to select the mirror you want to adjust. An indicator light on the button will illuminate. 2. Use th ...

    Floor mats
    WARNING: Always use floor mats that are designed to fit the foot well of your vehicle, leaving the pedal area unobstructed, and which can be firmly secured to retention posts so that they cannot slip out of position and interfere with the pedals or impair safe operation of your vehicle in othe ...

    Traction Control
    PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION The traction control system helps avoid drive wheel spin and loss of traction. If your vehicle begins to slide, the system applies the brakes to individual wheels and, when needed, reduces engine power at the same time. If the wheels spin when accelerating on slippery ...