Ford Explorer: Driving Hints / Cold Weather Precautions & Driving Through Water

Ford Explorer 2020-2021 Owners Manual / Driving Hints / Cold Weather Precautions & Driving Through Water

Cold Weather Precautions

The functional operation of some components and systems can be affected at temperatures below -13°F (-25°C).

Driving Through Water

WARNING: Do not drive through flowing or deep water as you may lose control of your vehicle.

Note: Driving through standing water can cause vehicle damage.

Note: Engine damage can occur if water enters the air filter.

Before driving through standing water, check the depth. Never drive through water that is higher than the bottom of the front rocker area of your vehicle.

When driving through standing water, drive very slowly and do not stop your vehicle. Your brake performance and traction may be limited. After driving through water and as soon as it is safe to do so:

  • Lightly press the brake pedal to dry the brakes and to check that they work.
  • Check that the horn works.
  • Check that the exterior lights work.
  • Turn the steering wheel to check that the steering power assist works.

    Economical Driving

    Fuel economy is affected by several things such as how you drive, the conditions you drive under and how you maintain your vehicle. You may improve your fuel economy by keeping these things in mind..

    Floor Mats

    WARNING: Use a floor mat designed to fit the footwell of your vehicle that does not obstruct the pedal area. Failure to follow this instruction could result in the loss of control of your vehicle,..

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