Ford Taurus Owners Manual: Introduction

About this manual

Thank you for choosing ford. we recommend that you take some time to get to know your vehicle by reading this manual. the more that you know about it, the greater the safety and pleasure you will get from driving it.

Warning:

Always drive with due care and attention when using and operating the controls and features on your vehicle.

Note:

This manual describes product features and options available throughout the range of available models, sometimes even before they are generally available. It may describe options not fitted to your vehicle.

Note:

Some of the illustrations in this manual may be used for different models, so may appear different to you on your vehicle. However, the essential information in the illustrations is always correct.

Note:

Always use and operate your vehicle in line with all applicable laws and regulations.

Note:

Pass on this manual when selling your vehicle. It is an integral part of the vehicle.

This manual may qualify the location of a component as left-hand side or right-hand side. The side is determined when facing forward in the seat.

A. Right-hand side


A. Right-hand side

B. Left-hand side

Protecting the Environment

protecting the environment. CorrectYou must play your part in
protecting the environment. Correct vehicle usage and the authorized disposal of waste, cleaning and lubrication materials are significant steps toward this aim.

Symbol glossary

Warning:

you risk death or serious injury to yourself and others if you do not follow the instruction highlighted by the warning symbol.

These are some of the symbols you may see on your vehicle.


Data recording


Data recording
Service Data Recording Service data recorders in your vehicle are capable of collecting and storing diagnostic information about your vehicle. This potentially includes information about the perfor ...

Other materials:

All-Wheel Drive (If Equipped)
All wheel drive AWD uses all four wheels to power the vehicle. This increases traction, enabling you to drive over terrain and road conditions that a conventional two-wheel drive vehicles cannot. The AWD system is active all the time and requires no input from the operator. Note: Your AWD veh ...

Economical driving
Fuel economy is affected by several things, such as how you drive, the conditions you drive under and how you maintain your vehicle. There are some things to keep in mind that may improve your fuel economy: Accelerate and slow down in a smooth, moderate fashion. Drive at steady speeds w ...

Using Adaptive Cruise Control
WARNING: Always pay close attention to changing road conditions, especially when using adaptive cruise control. Adaptive cruise control cannot replace attentive driving. Failing to follow any of the warnings below or failing to pay attention to the road may result in a collision, serious injur ...