2010 Ford F250 Manual

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    Introduction 4

    Instrument Cluster 14

    Warning lights and chimes 14 Gauges 20 Message center 24

    Entertainment Systems 42

     AM/FM stereo 42  AM/FM stereo with CD 44

     AM/FM stereo with in-dash six CD 51  Auxiliary input jack 58 USB port 60 Satellite radio information 64 Family entertainment system 67 Navigation system 97 SYNC   97

    Climate Controls 98

    Heater only 98 Manual heating and air conditioning 99 Dual automatic temperature control 102

    Lights 107

    Headlamps 107 Turn signal control 112 Bulb replacement 113

    Driver Controls 120

    Windshield wiper/washer control 120 Steering wheel adjustment 121 Power windows 124 Mirrors 126 Speed control 131 Upfitter controls 137 Moon roof 138

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    Locks and Security 148

    Keys 148 Locks 148  Anti-theft system 159

    Seating and Safety Restraints 164

    Seating 164 Safety restraints 173  Airbags 185 Child restraints 195

    Tires, Wheels and Loading 217

    Tire information 219 Tire inflation 221 Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) 237  Vehicle loading 244 Trailer towing 251 Trailer brake controller-integrated 256 Recreational towing 262

    Driving 264

    Starting 264 Brakes 269

    Traction Control™ 271Transmission operation 275 Reverse sensing system 280 Rear-view camera system 282

    Roadside Emergencies 303

    Getting roadside assistance 303 Hazard flasher control 304 Fuel pump shut-off switch 305 Fuses and relays 306 Changing tires 315 Wheel lug nut torque 330 Jump starting 331 Wrecker towing 336

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    Customer Assistance 338

    Reporting safety defects (U.S. only) 344 Reporting safety defects (Canada only) 344

    Cleaning 345

    Maintenance and Specifications 355

    Engine compartment 357 Engine oil 360 Battery 363

    Engine coolant 365 Fuel information 371  Air filter(s) 389 Part numbers 390 Maintenance product specifications and capacities 391 Engine data 395

    Accessories 398

    Ford Extended Service Plan 400

    Index 403

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    Copyright © 2009 Ford Motor Company

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    CONGRATULATIONS

    Congratulations on acquiring your new Ford. Please take the time to get well acquainted with your vehicle by reading this handbook. The more  you know and understand about your vehicle, the greater the safety and pleasure you will derive from driving it.

    For more information on Ford Motor Company and its products visit the following website:

    •   In the United States: www.ford.com

    •   In Canada: www.ford.ca

    •   In Australia: www.ford.com.au

    •   In Mexico: www.ford.com.mx  Additional owner information is given in separate publications.

    This Owner’s Guide describes every option and model variant available and therefore some of the items covered may not apply to your particular vehicle. Furthermore, due to printing cycles it may describe options before they are generally available.

    Remember to pass on this Owner’s Guide when reselling the vehicle. It is an integral part of the vehicle.

     WARNING: Fuel pump shut-off switch:   In the event of an accident the safety switch will automatically cut off the fuel

    supply to the engine. The switch can also be activated through sudden  vibration (e.g. collision when parking). To reset the switch, refer to the  Fuel pump shut-off switch in the  Roadside Emergencies  chapter.

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    SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION

    Warning symbols in this guide

    How can you reduce the risk of personal injury to yourself or others? In this guide, answers to such questions are contained in comments highlighted by the warning triangle symbol. These comments should be read and observed.

    Warning symbols on your vehicle

    When you see this symbol, it is imperative that you consult the

    relevant section of this guide beforetouching or attempting adjustment of any kind.

    Protecting the environment

    We must all play our part in protecting the environment. Correct  vehicle usage and the authorized disposal of waste, cleaning and lubrication materials are significant steps towards this aim. Information in this respect is highlighted in this guide with the tree symbol.

    CALIFORNIA Proposition 65 Warning

     WARNING:  Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and

    certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. In addition, certain fluids contained in vehicles and certain products of component wear contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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    PERCHLORATE MATERIAL

    Certain components of this vehicle such as airbag modules, seat belt pretensioners, and button cell batteries may contain Perchlorate Material – Special handling may apply for service or vehicle end of life disposal. See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate.

    BREAKING-IN YOUR VEHICLE

    Your vehicle does not need an extensive break-in. Try not to drive continuously at the same speed for the first 1,000 miles (1,600 km) of  new vehicle operation. Vary your speed frequently in order to give the moving parts a chance to break in.

    Drive your new vehicle at least 1,000 miles (1,600 km) before towing atrailer. For more detailed information about towing a trailer, refer to Trailer towing  in the   Tires, Wheels and Loading  chapter.

    Do not add friction modifier compounds or special break-in oils since these additives may prevent piston ring seating. See  Engine oil  in the  Maintenance and Specifications  chapter for more information on oil usage.

    SPECIAL NOTICES

    New Vehicle Limited Warranty

    For a detailed description of what is covered and what is not covered by  your vehicle’s New Vehicle Limited Warranty, refer to the  Warranty Guide/Customer Information Guide  that is provided to you along with

     your Owner’s Guide.

    Special instructions

    For your added safety, your vehicle is fitted with sophisticated electronic controls.

     WARNING:  Please read the section   Airbag Supplemental  Restraint System (SRS)  in the  Seating and Safety Restraints

    chapter. Failure to follow the specific warnings and instructions could result in personal injury.

     WARNING: Front seat mounted rear-facing child or infant seats should NEVER  be placed in front of an active passenger airbag.

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    Notice to owners of diesel-powered vehicles

    Read the  6.0 and 6.4 Liter Power Stroke Direct Injection Turbo Diesel Owner’s Guide Supplement   for information regarding correct operation and maintenance of your Diesel-powered light truck.

    Notice to owners of pickup trucks and utility type vehicles

     WARNING: Utility vehicles have a significantly higher rollover rate than other types of vehicles.

    Before you drive your vehicle, please read this Owner’s Guide carefully. Your vehicle is not a passenger car. As with other vehicles of this type,

    failure to operate this vehicle correctly may result in loss of vehiclecontrol, vehicle rollover, personal injury or death.

    Using your vehicle with a snowplow

    For more information and guidelines for using your vehicle with a snowplow, refer to the  Driving  chapter.

    Using your vehicle as an ambulance

    If your light truck is equipped with the Ford Ambulance Preparation Package, it may be utilized as an ambulance. Ford urges ambulance manufacturers to follow the recommendations of the  Ford Incomplete Vehicle Manual, Ford Truck Body Builder’s Layout Book  and the Qualified Vehicle Modifiers (QVM) Guidelines  as well as pertinent supplements. For additional information, please contact the Truck Body

    Builders Advisory Service at http://www.fleet.ford.com/truckbbas/ andthen by selecting “Contact Us” or by phone at 1–877–840–4338.

    Use of your Ford light truck as an ambulance, without the Ford  Ambulance Preparation Package voids the Ford New Ve