Ford Taurus Owners Manual: Child Safety

• You are required by law to properly use safety seats for infants and


• 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 kilograms). Check your local and state or provincial laws for specific requirements about the safety of children in your vehicle.

• When possible, always properly restrain children twelve (12) years of age and under in a rear seating position of your vehicle. Accident statistics suggest that children are safer when properly restrained in the rear seating positions than in a front seating position. See Front Passenger Sensing System in the Supplementary Restraints System chapter for more information.

General information
See the following sections for directions on how to properly use safety restraints for children. WARNING: Always make sure your child is secured properly in a device that is appropriate for their h ...

Child seat positioning
WARNING: Airbags can kill or injure a child in a child seat. Never place a rear-facing child seat in front of an active airbag. If you must use a forward-facing child seat in the front seat, mov ...

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Trailer towing
WARNING: Do not exceed the GVWR or the GAWR specified on the certification label. WARNING: Towing trailers beyond the maximum recommended gross trailer weight exceeds the limit of your vehicle and could result in engine damage, transmission damage, structural damage, loss of vehicle control, ve ...

Horn
SPECIFICATIONS Torque Specifications DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION Horn Component Location Overview The horn emits an audible tone when the driver air bag module is pressed. The horn output is controlled by a relay, which is integral to the BCM. System Operation System Diagram Horn Operation T ...

Module Configuration
DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION Module Configuration System Operation Programmable Module Installation (PMI) Programmable Module Installation (PMI) is a scan tool process which configures settings in a new module. Data used for the PMI process is automatically downloaded from the original modu ...