Ford Taurus Owners Manual: Heated and ventilated seats

Heated Seats

WARNING:

Persons who are unable to feel pain to the skin because of advanced age, chronic illness, diabetes, spinal cord injury, medication, alcohol use, exhaustion, or other physical conditions, must exercise care when using the seat heater. The seat heater may cause burns even at low temperatures, especially if used for long periods of time. Do not place anything on the seat that insulates against heat, such as a blanket or cushion, because this may cause the seat heater to overheat. Do not puncture the seat with pins, needles, or other pointed objects because this may damage the heating element which may cause the seat heater to overheat. An overheated seat may cause serious personal injury.

The heated seats will only function when the engine is running.

Note: Do not do the following: Place heavy objects on the seat

Operate the seat heater if water or any other liquid is spilled on the seat. Allow the seat to dry thoroughly.

To operate the heated seats:

Press the heated seat symbol to cycle through the various


Press the heated seat symbol to cycle through the various heat settings and off. Warmer settings are indicated by more indicator lights.

If the engine falls below 350 RPM while the heated seats are on, the feature will turn itself off. You will need to reactivate it.

Ventilated Seats

The ventilated seats will only function when the engine is running.

To operate the ventilated seats:

Press the ventilated seat symbol to cycle through the


Press the ventilated seat symbol to cycle through the various cooling settings and off. Cooler settings are indicated by more indicator lights.

If the engine falls below 350 RPM while the ventilated seats are on, the feature will turn itself off. You will need to reactivate it.

Note: When the heated or ventilated front seat is active, you will be able to hear the fan operating inside the seat. This is normal.

Heated and Ventilated Seat Air Filter Replacement (If Equipped)

The climate controlled seat system includes air filters. You must replace them periodically. See the scheduled maintenance information.

Locate the filters under each front seat and access them from the second-row foot-well area. Move the front seats all the way forward and to the full up positions to ease access.

To remove an air filter:


To remove an air filter: 1. Turn the vehicle off.

2. Push up on the outside rigid edge of the filter and rotate counterclockwise once the tabs are released, then remove the filter.

To install a filter:


To install a filter: 1. First, position the filter in its housing making sure that the far forward end is all the way up in the housing.

2. Push in on the center of the outside edge of the filter and rotate up into the housing until it clips into position.

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