Ford Taurus Owners Manual: Remote start climate operation (if equipped)

The climate control system adjusts the cabin temperature during remote start.

You cannot adjust the system during remote start operation. In addition, the SYNC display and other displays remain blank during remote start operation. Turn the ignition on to return the system to its previous settings. You can now make adjustments. You will need to turn certain vehicle-dependent features back on, such as:

heated seats

cooled seats

heated steering wheel

heated mirrors

heated rear window.

You can adjust the settings using the information display controls.

See the Information Displays chapter.

Manual Climate Systems

In hot weather, the climate control system is set to MAX A/C.

In moderate weather, the system either heats or cools (based on previous settings). The rear defroster and heated mirrors are not automatically turned on.

In cold weather, maximum heat is provided in floor/defrost mode.

The rear defroster and heated mirrors are automatically turned on.

Automatic Climate Systems

In hot weather, the system is set to 72F (22C). Cooled seats are set to high (if available and selected to AUTO in the information display).

In moderate weather, the system either heats or cools (based on previous settings). The rear defroster, heated mirrors and heated/cooled seats are not automatically turned on.

In cold weather, the system is set to 72F (22C). The heated seats and heated steering wheel are set to high (if available, and selected to AUTO in the information display). The rear defroster and heated mirrors are automatically turned on.

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