Ford Taurus Owners Manual: Hints on driving with anti-lock brakes

When the system is operating, the brake pedal will pulse and may travel further. Maintain pressure on the brake pedal. You may also hear a noise from the system. This is normal.

The anti-lock braking system will not eliminate the dangers inherent when: You drive too closely to the vehicle in front of you.

Your vehicle is hydroplaning.

You take corners too fast.

The road surface is poor.

    Brakes
    GENERAL INFORMATION Note: Occasional brake noise is normal. If a metal-to-metal, continuous grinding or continuous squeal sound is present, the brake linings may be worn out. Have them inspected by ...

    Parking brake
    WARNING: If the parking brake is fully released, but the brake warning lamp remains illuminated, then driving your vehicle could result in reduced braking ability, increased stopping distances and ...

    Other materials:

    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 lens with a clean, damp, white, cotton cloth, then use a clean and dry, white, cotton cloth to dry t ...

    Child Safety
    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 kil ...

    Trunk release
    From Inside Your Vehicle Press the button located on the instrument panel. Vehicles with Intelligent Access 1. Unlock the trunk with the remote control or power door lock control. The trunk unlocks when you press the release button if the intelligent access transmitter is within 3 feet ...