Ford Fusion: General information - Maintenance - Ford Fusion Owners manualFord Fusion: General information

Have your vehicle serviced regularly tohelp maintain its roadworthiness andresale value. There is a large network ofFord Authorised Repairers that are thereto help you with their professionalservicing expertise. We believe that theirspecially trained technicians are bestqualified to service your vehicle properlyand expertly. They are supported by awide range of highly specialised toolsdeveloped specifically for servicing yourvehicle.

In addition to regular servicing, werecommend that you carry out thefollowing additional checks.

WARNINGS:

Switch the ignition off beforetouching or attempting adjustmentof any kind.

Do not touch the electronic ignitionsystem parts after you haveswitched the ignition on or when theengine is running. The system operatesat high voltage.

Keep your hands and clothing clearof the engine cooling fan. Undercertain conditions, the fan maycontinue to run for several minutes afteryou have switched the engine off.

Daily checks

• Exterior lamps.

• Interior lamps.

• Warning lamps and indicators.

Check when refuelling

• Engine oil level. See Engine oilcheck.

• Brake fluid level. See Brake andclutch fluid check.

• Washer fluid level. See Washer fluidcheck.

• Tyre pressures (when cold). SeeWheels and tyres.

• Tyre condition. See Wheels andtyres.

Monthly checks

• Engine coolant level (engine cold).

See Engine coolant check• Pipes, hoses and reservoirs for leaks.

• Power steering fluid level. SeePower steering fluid check• Air conditioning operation.

• Parking brake operation.

• Horn operation.

• Tightness of wheel nuts. See Wheelsand tyres

    Opening and closing the bonnet
    Opening the bonnet 1. Pull the lever. 2. Raise the bonnet slightly and pull thecatch towards you. 3. Open the bonnet and support it withthe strut. Closing the bonnet Note: Make sure that the ...

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    Changing engine oil
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    Trailer hitches
    WARNING Never drill the frame or under-body of your vehicle to install a commercial trailer hitch. If you do, dangerous exhaust gas, water or mud may enter the passenger compartment through the d ...

    Treadwear
    The Treadwear grade is a comparative rating, based on the wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled conditions on a specified government test course. For example, a tire graded 150 woul ...