Ford Taurus Owners Manual: General operating tips

Manual Climate Control

To reduce fog build-up on the windshield during humid weather, select Defrost. You can also improve clearing by increasing the temperature and fan speed.

To reduce humidity build-up inside the vehicle, do not drive with the system off or with recirculated air engaged.

Do not put objects under the front seats that will interfere with the airflow to the back seats.

Remove any snow, ice or leaves from the air intake area at the base of the windshield.

To improve the air conditioning cool down, drive with the windows slightly open for 2-3 minutes after start-up or until you have aired out the vehicle.

You may feel a small amount of air from the floor vent regardless of the air distribution setting you select.

During extreme high ambient temperatures when idling stationary for extended periods in gear, run the air conditioning in the MAX A/C mode, adjust the blower fan speed to the lowest setting and put the vehicles transmission into position P (automatic transmission) to continue to receive cool air from your air conditioning system.

For maximum cooling performance in A/C mode, press MAX A/C.

For maximum cooling performance in panel or panel/floor modes: 1. Move temperature control to the coolest setting.

2. Select A/C and recirculated air to provide colder airflow.

3. Set the fan to the highest speed initially, and then adjust to maintain comfort.

To aid in side window defogging and demisting in cold or humid weather: 1. Select Floor/Panel.

2. Select A/C.

3. Adjust the temperature control to maintain comfort.

4. Set the fan speed to the highest setting.

5. Direct the outer instrument panel vents toward the side windows.

6. To increase airflow to the outer instrument panel vents, close the vents located in the middle of the instrument panel.

Automatic Climate Control

To reduce fog build-up on the windshield during humid weather, select Defrost. You can also improve clearing by increasing the temperature and fan speed.

To reduce humidity build-up inside the vehicle, do not drive with the system off or with recirculated air engaged.

Do not put objects under the front seats that will interfere with the airflow to the back seats.

Remove any snow, ice or leaves from the air intake area at the base of the windshield.

To improve the air conditioning cool down, drive with the windows slightly open for 2-3 minutes after start-up or until you have aired out the vehicle.

You may feel a small amount of air from the floor vent regardless of the air distribution setting you select.

During extreme high ambient temperatures when idling stationary for extended periods in gear, run the air conditioning in the MAX A/C mode, adjust the blower fan speed to the lowest setting and put the vehicles

transmission into position P (automatic transmission) to continue to receive cool air from your air conditioning system.

For maximum cooling performance in AUTO mode, press MAX A/C.

For maximum cooling performance in manual override control: 1. Choose the Panel, A/C, and recirculated air controls.

2. Set the temperature to LO.

3. Set the fan to the highest blower setting.

To aid in side window defogging and demisting in cold or humid weather: 1. Select Floor/Panel.

2. Select A/C.

3. Adjust the temperature control to maintain comfort.

4. Set the fan speed to the highest setting.

5. Direct the outer instrument panel vents toward the side windows.

6. To increase airflow to the outer instrument panel vents, close the vents located in the middle of the instrument panel.

    Dual automatic temperature control
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    Heated windows and mirrors (if equipped)
    Heated Rear Window Note: The ignition must be switched on to use this feature. Press the button to clear the rear window of thin ice and fog. Press the button again within 10 minutes to switch it ...

    Other materials:

    Cabin air filter
    Note: Make sure you have a cabin air filter installed at all times. This prevents foreign objects from entering the system. Running the system without a filter in place could result in degradation or damage to the system. Your vehicle is equipped with a cabin air filter, which is located just ...

    Waxing
    Regular waxing is necessary to protect the paint on your car from the elements. We recommend that you wash and wax the painted surface once or twice a year. When washing and waxing, park your vehicle in a shaded area out of direct sunlight. Always wash your vehicle before applying wax. Us ...

    Steering
    Electric Power Steering WARNING: The electric power steering system has diagnostic checks that continuously monitor the system to ensure proper operation. When a system error is detected a steering message will appear in the information display. WARNING: The electric power steering system has d ...