Ford Taurus Owners Manual: MyFord Touch (If Equipped)

INTRODUCTION

WARNING:

Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control, crash and injury. We strongly recommend that you use extreme caution when using any device that may take your focus off the road. Your primary responsibility is the safe operation of your vehicle. We recommend against the use of any hand-held device while driving and encourage the use of voice-operated systems when possible.

Make sure you are aware of all applicable local laws that may affect the use of electronic devices while driving.

A. Phone


A. Phone

B. Navigation (or Information if your vehicle is not equipped with Navigation)

C. Climate

D. Settings

E. Home

F. Information

G. Entertainment

This system uses a four-corner strategy to provide quick access several vehicle features and settings. The touchscreen provides easy interaction with your cellular phone, multimedia, climate control and navigation system. The corners display any active modes within those menus, such as phone status or the climate temperature.

Note: Some features are not available while your vehicle is moving.

Note: Your system is equipped with a feature that allows you to access and control audio features for 30 minutes after you switch the ignition off (and no doors open).

PHONE

Press to select any of the following: Making and Receiving Calls

Quick Dial

Phonebook

Call History

Text Messaging

Settings

NAVIGATION

Press to select any of the following: My Home

Favorites

Previous Destinations

Point of Interest

Emergency

Street Address

Intersection

City Center

Map

Edit Route Cancel Route

CLIMATE

Press to select any of the following: Driver Settings

Recirculated Air

Auto

Dual

Passenger Settings

A/C

Defrost

Press to select any of the following: SETTINGS


Press to select any of the following:

Clock

Display

Sound

Vehicle

Settings

Help

Press to access your home screen. Depending on your vehicles option HOME


Press to access your home screen. Depending on your vehicles option package and software, your screens may vary in appearance from the descriptions in this section. Your features may also be limited depending on your market. Check with your authorized dealer for availability.

Press to select any of the following: INFORMATION


Press to select any of the following: SYNC Services

Sirius Travel Link

Alerts

Calendar

SYNC Apps

If the icon is yellow, see Alerts in the Information section of this chapter.

ENTERTAINMENT

Press to select any of the following: AM

FM

SIRIUS

CD

USB

BT Stereo

SD Card

A/V In

Using the Touch-sensitive Controls on Your System

To turn a feature on and off, just touch the graphic with your finger.

To get the best performance from the touch-sensitive controls: Do not press hard on the controls. They are sensitive to light touch.

Use your bare finger to touch the center of a touch-control graphic.

Touching off-center of the graphic may affect operation of a nearby control.

Make sure your hands are clean and dry.

Keep metal and other conductive material away from the surface of the touchscreen as this may cause electronic interference (for example, inadvertently turning on a feature other than the one you meant to turn on).

Depending on your vehicle and option package, you may also have these controls on your bezel: Power: Switch the media or climate features off and on.

VOL: Control the volume of playing media.

Fan: Control the speed of the climate system fan.

Seek and Tune buttons: Use as you normally would in media modes.

Eject: Eject a CD from the entertainment system.

SOURCE: Touch the word repeatedly to see all available media modes. The screen does not change, but you see the media change in the lower left status bar.

SOUND: Touch the word to access the Sound menu where you can adjust settings such as: Bass, Treble, Midrange, Balance and Fade, THX Deep Note Demo, DSP (Digital Signal Processing), Occupancy Mode and Speed Compensated Volume. (Your vehicle may not have all of these sound options.) Hazard flasher: Switch the hazard flashers off and on.

Cleaning the Touchscreen Display

Use a clean, soft cloth such as one used for cleaning glasses. If dirt or fingerprints are still visible, apply a small amount of alcohol to the cloth.

Do not pour or spray alcohol onto the display. Do not use detergent or any type of solvent to clean the display.

Support

The SYNC support team is available to help you with any questions you cannot answer on your own.

Monday-Saturday, 8:30am-9:00pm EST.

Sunday, 10:30am-7:30pm EST.

In the United States, call: 18003923673.

In Canada, call: 18005653673.

Times are subject to change due to holidays.

Safety Information

WARNING:

Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control, crash and injury. We strongly recommend that you use extreme caution when using any device that may take your focus off the road. Your primary responsibility is the safe operation of your vehicle. We recommend against the use of any handheld device while driving and encourage the use of voice-operated systems when possible.

Make sure you are aware of all applicable local laws that may affect the use of electronic devices while driving.

When using SYNC: Do not operate playing devices if the power cords or cables are broken, split or damaged. Place cords and cables out of the way, so they do not interfere with the operation of pedals, seats, compartments or safe driving abilities.

Do not leave playing devices in your vehicle during extreme conditions as it could cause them damage. See your devices manual for further information.

Do not attempt to service or repair the system. See your authorized dealer.

For your safety, some SYNC functions are speed-dependent. Their use is limited to when your vehicle is traveling at speeds under 3 mph (5 km/h).

Make sure that you review your devices manual before using it with SYNC.

Speed-restricted Features

Some features of this system may be too difficult to use while your vehicle is moving so they are restricted from use unless your vehicle is stationary.

Screens that are too crowded with information, such as Point of Interest reviews and ratings, Sirius Travel Link sports scores, movie times and ski conditions.

Any action that requires you to use a keyboard is restricted, such as entering a navigation destination or editing information.

All lists are limited so the user can view fewer entries (such as phone contacts or recent phone call entries).

See the following chart for more specific examples:

Privacy Information


Privacy Information

When a cellular phone is connected to SYNC, the system creates a profile within your vehicle that is linked to that cellular phone. This profile is created in order to offer you more cellular features and to operate more efficiently. Among other things, this profile may contain data about your cellular phone book, text messages (read and unread), and call history, including history of calls when your cell phone was not connected to the system. In addition, if you connect a media device, the system creates and retains an index of supported media content.

The system also records a short development log of approximately 10 minutes of all recent system activity. The log profile and other system data may be used to improve the system and help diagnose any problems that may occur.

The cellular profile, media device index, and development log remain in the vehicle unless you delete them and are generally accessible only in the vehicle when the cellular phone or media player is connected. If you no longer plan to use the system or the vehicle, we recommend you perform a Master Reset to erase all stored information.

System data cannot be accessed without special equipment and access to the vehicles SYNC module. Ford Motor Company and Ford of Canada do not access the system data for any purpose other than as described absent consent, a court order, or where required by law enforcement, other government authorities, or other third parties acting with lawful authority. Other parties may seek to access the information independently of Ford Motor Company and Ford of Canada. For further privacy information, see the sections on 911 Assist, Vehicle Health Report, and Traffic, Directions and Information.

ACCESSING AND ADJUSTING MODES THROUGH YOUR RIGHT VEHICLE INFORMATION DISPLAY (IF EQUIPPED)

The display is located on the right side of your instrument cluster.


The display is located on the right side of your instrument cluster.

You can use your steering wheel controls to view and make minor adjustments to active modes without taking your hands off the wheel.

For example: In Entertainment mode, you can view what is now playing, change the audio source and select memory presets.

In Phone mode, you can accept or reject an incoming call.

If your vehicle is equipped with Navigation, you can view the current route or cancel a route.

Use the OK and arrow buttons on the right side of your steering wheel


Use the OK and arrow buttons on the right side of your steering wheel to scroll through the available modes.

You can make selections from the menu by using the OK button.

The selection menu expands and different options appear.

Press OK to enter the mode.

Press the left or right arrows to make adjustments within the chosen mode. Small white arrows appear in the menu you are in which indicate that you can scroll in those directions to enter more menus.

Press OK to confirm your selection.

Note:

If your vehicle is not equipped with Navigation, Compass appears in the display instead of Navigation. If you press the right arrow to go into the Compass menu, you can see the compass graphic. The compass displays the direction in which the vehicle is traveling, not true direction (i.e., if the vehicle is traveling west, the middle of the compass graphic displays west; north displays to the left of west though its true direction is to the right of west).

Troubleshooting
Your SYNC system is easy to use. However, should questions arise, see the tables below. Use the website at any time to check your phones compatibility, register your account and set preferences ...

Using voice recognition
This system helps you control many features using voice commands. This allows you to keep your hands on the wheel and focus on what is in front of you. The system provides feedback through audible ...

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Cleaning products
For best results, use the following products or products of equivalent quality: Motorcraft Bug and Tar Remover (ZC-42) Motorcraft Custom Bright Metal Cleaner (ZC-15) Motorcraft Detail Wash (ZC-3-A) Motorcraft Dusting Cloth (ZC-24) Motorcraft Engine Shampoo and Degreaser (United States only) (Z ...

Warning lamps and indicators
These indicators can alert you to a vehicle condition that may become serious enough to cause expensive repairs. Many lights will illuminate when you start your vehicle to make sure they work. If any light remains on after starting the vehicle, refer to the respective system warning light for ad ...

Vehicle storage
If you plan on storing your vehicle for an extended period of time (30 days or more), read the following maintenance recommendations to make sure your vehicle stays in good operating condition. All motor vehicles and their components were engineered and tested for reliable, regular driving. Lo ...