1 2015 EXPLORER Owner s Manual2015 EXPLORER Owner s ManualSeptember 2014 Second PrintingOwner s ManualExplorerLitho in 19A321 AAIntroduction10 Child Safety18 Child seat child safety Belts38 Fastening the safety belt height inflatable safety restraint and safety belt Safety System49 Supplementary Restraints System50 Driver and passenger passenger sensing canopy curtain sensors and airbag and Remote Control62 General information on radio a lost key or remote of Contents12015 EXPLORER (exp)Owners Guide gf, 2nd Printing, September 2014 USA(fus)MyKey69 Settings, start, , and keyless entry passive anti-theft Wheel90 Adjusting the steering wheel and Washers96 Windshield wiper and of Contents2015 EXPLORER (exp)Owners Guide gf, 2nd Printing, September 2014 USA(fus)Lighting98 Lighting lighting exit running high beam fog ..103 Interior and Mirrors107 Power lamps and warnings and Control144 manual heating and air automatic temperature window air of Contents32015 EXPLORER (exp)Owners Guide gf, 2nd Printing, September 2014 USA(fus)Seats155 Sitting in the correct and ventilated Garage Door Opener (If Equipped)177 HomeLink wireless control Power Points182 Storage Compartments185 Center and Stopping the Engine187 Ignition block and Refueling194 Fuel out of of Contents2015 EXPLORER (exp)Owners Guide gf, 2nd Printing, September 2014 USA(fus)Four-Wheel Drive (If Equipped)212 Four wheel on driving with anti-lock start Control222 TractionControl.
2 222 Stability Control223 AdvanceTrac ..224 Terrain Response225 Hill descent Aids228 Sensing park camera Control239 Using cruise Adaptive Cruise Aids248 Driveralert ..248 Lane keeping Spot Information System (BLIS) with Cross Traffic Alert(CTA)..254 collision warning of Contents52015 EXPLORER (exp)Owners Guide gf, 2nd Printing, September 2014 USA(fus)Load racks and load Hints283 Economical Emergencies286 Getting roadside warning cut-off the Assistance292 Reporting safety defects ( only)..299 Reporting safety defects (Canada only)..299 Fuses300 Changing a specification of Contents2015 EXPLORER (exp)Owners Guide gf, 2nd Printing, September 2014 USA(fus)Maintenance310 General and closing the hood oil oil coolant transmission fluid fluid fluid ..327 Checking the wiper filter(s)..331 Adjusting the a specification Care341 Cleaning the minor paint the the windows and wiper the the instrument panel and instrument cluster leather the alloy of Contents72015 EXPLORER (exp)Owners Guide gf, 2nd Printing, September 2014 USA(fus)Wheels and Tires351 Tirecare.
3 353 Using snow Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)..371 Changing a road lug nut and Specifications384 Engine identification certification code Service Plan396 Audio System399 MyFord radio input 417 Pairing your phone for the first Assist ..436 Vehicle Health of Contents2015 EXPLORER (exp)Owners Guide gf, 2nd Printing, September 2014 USA(fus)MyFord Touch (If Equipped)466 Voice to Maintenance571 Normal scheduled maintenance and information contained in this publication was correct at the time of going toprint. In the interest of continuous development, we reserve the right to changespecifications, design or equipment at any time without notice or obligation. Nopart of this publication may be reproduced, transmitted, stored in a retrievalsystem or translated into any language in any form by any means without ourwritten permission. Errors and omissions excepted. Ford Motor Company 2014 Table of Contents92015 EXPLORER (exp)Owners Guide gf, 2nd Printing, September 2014 USA(fus)ABOUT THIS MANUALT hank you for choosing Ford.
4 We recommend that you take some time toget to know your vehicle by reading this manual . The more that youknow about it, the greater the safety and pleasure you will get fromdriving :Always drive with due care and attention whenusing and operating the controls and features on your :This manual describes product features and options availablethroughout the range of available models, sometimes even before theyare generally available. It may describe options not fitted to your :Some of the illustrations in this manual may show features as usedin different models, so may appear different to you on your :Always use and operate your vehicle in line with all applicablelaws and :Pass on this manual when selling your vehicle. It is an integralpart of the manual may qualify the location of a component as left-hand side orright-hand side. The side is determined when facing forward in the Right-hand sideB. Left-hand sideProtecting the EnvironmentYou must play your part in protecting the environment.
5 Correctvehicle usage and the authorized disposal of waste, cleaningand lubrication materials are significant steps toward this EXPLORER (exp)Owners Guide gf, 2nd Printing, September 2014 USA(fus)SYMBOL GLOSSARYT hese are some of the symbols you may see on your DescriptionSymbol DescriptionSymbol DescriptionSafety alertSee Owner sManualAnti-lockbrakingsystemAvoidsmokin g,flames, orsparksBatteryBattery acidBrake fluid nonpetroleumbaseBrake systemCabin airfilterCheck fuelcapChild SafetyDoor Lockand UnlockChild seatlower anchorChild seattether anchorCruisecontrolDo not openwhen hotEngine airfilterEnginecoolantEnginecoolanttempe ratureEngine oilExplosive gasFan warningFasten safetybeltFront airbagFront foglampsFuel pumpresetFusecompartmentHazardwarningfla sherHeated rearwindowInteriorluggagecompartmentrele aseJackIntroduction112015 EXPLORER (exp)Owners Guide gf, 2nd Printing, September 2014 USA(fus)Symbol DescriptionSymbol DescriptionSymbol DescriptionLightingcontrolLow tirepressurewarningMaintaincorrect fluidlevelPanic alarmParking aidsystemParkingbrake systemPowersteering fluidPowerwindowsfront andrearPowerwindowlockoutServiceengine soonSide airbagStabilitycontrolWindshielddefrost anddemistWindshieldwasher andwiperDATA RECORDINGS ervice Data RecordingService data recorders in your vehicle are capable of collecting andstoring diagnostic information about your vehicle.
6 This potentiallyincludes information about the performance or status of various systemsand modules in the vehicle, such as engine, throttle, steering or brakesystems. In order to properly diagnose and service your vehicle, FordMotor Company, Ford of Canada, and service and repair facilities mayaccess or share among them vehicle diagnostic information receivedthrough a direct connection to your vehicle when diagnosing or servicingyour vehicle. Additionally, when your vehicle is in for service or repair,Ford Motor Company, Ford of Canada, and service and repair facilitiesmay access or share among them data for vehicle improvement only (if equipped), if you choose to use the SYNC VehicleHealth Report, you consent that certain diagnostic information may alsobe accessed electronically by Ford Motor Company and Ford authorizedservice facilities, and that the diagnostic information may be used for anypurpose. See theSYNC chapter for more EXPLORER (exp)Owners Guide gf, 2nd Printing, September 2014 USA(fus)Event Data RecordingThis vehicle is equipped with an event data recorder (EDR).
7 Themain purpose of an EDR is to record, in certain crash or nearcrash-like situations, such as an airbag deployment or hitting aroad obstacle; this data will assist in understanding how avehicle s systems performed. The EDR is designed to record datarelated to vehicle dynamics and safety systems for a short periodof time, typically 30 seconds or less. The EDR in this vehicle isdesigned to record such data as: How various systems in your vehicle were operating; Whether or not the driver and passenger safety belts werebuckled/fastened; How far (if at all) the driver was depressing the acceleratorand/or the brake pedal; How fast the vehicle was travelling; Where the driver was positioning the steering data can help provide a better understanding of thecircumstances in which crashes and injuries : EDR data is recorded by your vehicle only if a non-trivialcrash situation occurs; no data is recorded by the EDR undernormal driving conditions and no personal data or information( , name, gender, age, and crash location) is recorded (seelimitations regarding 911 Assist and Traffic, Directions andInformation privacy below).
8 However, parties, such as lawenforcement, could combine the EDR data with the type ofpersonally identifying data routinely acquired during a read data recorded by an EDR, special equipment is required,and access to the vehicle or the EDR is needed. In addition to thevehicle manufacturer, other parties, such as law enforcement,that have such special equipment, can read the information ifthey have access to the vehicle or the EDR. Ford Motor Companyand Ford of Canada do not access event data recorderinformation without obtaining consent, unless pursuant to courtorder or where required by law enforcement, other governmentauthorities or other third parties acting with lawful parties may seek to access the information independentlyof Ford Motor Company and Ford of EXPLORER (exp)Owners Guide gf, 2nd Printing, September 2014 USA(fus)Note: Including to the extent that any law pertaining to EventData Recorders applies to SYNC or its features, please note thefollowing: Once 911 Assist (if equipped) is enabled (set ON), 911 Assist may, through any paired and connected cell phone, discloseto emergency services that the vehicle has been in a crashinvolving the deployment of an airbag or, in certain vehicles, theactivation of the fuel pump shut-off.
9 Certain versions or updatesto 911 Assist may also be capable of being used to electronicallyor verbally provide to 911 operators the vehicle location (such aslatitude and longitude), and/or other details about the vehicle orcrash or personal information about the occupants to assist 911operators to provide the most appropriate emergency services. Ifyou do not want to disclose this information, do not activate the911 Assist feature. See your SYNC chapter for , when you connect to Traffic, Directions andInformation (if equipped, only), the service uses GPStechnology and advanced vehicle sensors to collect the vehicle scurrent location, travel direction, and speed ( vehicle travelinformation ), only to help provide you with the directions,traffic reports, or business searches that you request. If you donot want Ford or its vendors to receive this information, do notactivate the service. For more information, see Traffic, Directionsand Information, Terms and Conditions.
10 See your SYNC chapterfor more PROPOSITION 65 WARNING:Some constituents of engine exhaust, certain vehiclecomponents, certain fluids contained in vehicles and certainproducts of component wear contain or emit chemicals known to theState of California to cause cancer and birth defects or otherreproductive MATERIALNote:Certain components in your vehicle, such as airbag modules,safety belt pretensioners, and remote control batteries, may containperchlorate material. Special handling may apply for service or vehicleend of life disposal. See formore EXPLORER (exp)Owners Guide gf, 2nd Printing, September 2014 USA(fus)FORD CREDIT ( ONLY)Ford Credit offers a full range of financing and lease plans to help youacquire your vehicle. If you have financed or leased your vehicle throughFord Credit, thank you for your your convenience, we offer a number of ways to contact us, as wellas help manage your : 1-800-727-7000 For more information regarding Ford Credit, as well as access toAccount Manager, please go to PARTS RECOMMENDATIONYour vehicle has been built to the highest standards using quality recommend that you demand the use of genuine Ford and Motorcraftparts whenever your vehicle requires scheduled maintenance or can clearly identify genuine Ford and Motorcraft parts by looking forthe Ford, FoMoCo or Motorcraft branding on the parts or Maintenance and Mechanical RepairsOne of the best ways for you to make sure that your vehicle providesyears of service is to have it maintained in line with ourrecommendations using parts that conform to the specifications detailedin this owner s manual .