Ford Fusion: Running-in - Driving hints - Ford Fusion Owners manualFord Fusion: Running-in

Tyres

WARNING:

New tyres need to be run-in forapproximately 500 kilometres (300miles). During this time, you mayexperience different drivingcharacteristics.

Brakes and clutch

WARNING:

Avoid heavy use of the brakes andclutch if possible for the first 150kilometres (100 miles) in town andfor the first 1 500 kilometres (1 000 miles)on motorways.

Engine

CAUTION:

Avoid driving too fast during the first1 500 kilometres (1 000 miles). Varyyour speed frequently and changeup through the gears early. Do not labourthe engine.

    General driving points
    Vehicles with a diesel engine If the low fuel level warning lamp comeson, refuel as soon as possible. If youcontinue driving without refuelling, theengine will start to run unevenly. Thisindicates th ...

    Driving through water
    Driving through water CAUTIONS: Drive through water in an emergencyonly, and not as part of normaldriving. Engine damage can occur if waterenters the air filter. In an emergency, the vehicle can b ...

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    Installation of child restraint systems by use of lower and tether anchorages (LATCH)
    WARNING ● Child restraint systems and seatbelts can become hot in a vehicle that has been closed up in sunny weather; they could burn a small child. Check the child restraint system before ...

    112,500 miles (180,000 km) or 90 months
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