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:

Load limit
Vehicle Loading With and Without a Trailer This section will guide you in the proper loading of your vehicle and/or trailer, to keep your loaded vehicle weight within its design rating capability, with or without a trailer. Properly loading your vehicle will provide maximum return of vehicle d ...

Safety belt-minder
This feature supplements the safety belt warning function by providing additional reminders by intermittently sounding a chime and illuminating the safety belt warning light when the drivers or front passengers seat is occupied and the safety belt is unbuckled. The system uses information fr ...

Interior luggage compartment release
WARNING: Keep vehicle doors and luggage compartment locked and keep keys and remote transmitters out of a childs reach. Unsupervised children could lock themselves in the trunk and risk injury. Children should be taught not to play in vehicles. WARNING: Do not leave children, unreliable adult ...