Ford Explorer: Windows and Mirrors / Exterior Mirrors

Ford Explorer 2020-2021 Owners Manual / Windows and Mirrors / Exterior Mirrors

Power Exterior Mirrors

WARNING: Do not adjust the mirrors when your vehicle is moving. This could result in the loss of control of your vehicle, serious personal injury or death.

A - Power-folding mirror control.

B - Window lockout.

C - Adjustment control.

D - Right-hand mirror.

E - Left-hand mirror.

To adjust your mirrors, switch your vehicle on (with the ignition in accessory mode or the engine running) and then:

  1. Select the mirror you want to adjust. The control lights.
  2. Use the adjustment control to adjust the position of the mirror.
  3. Press the mirror control again. The control light turns off.

Fold-Away Exterior Mirrors

Push the mirror toward the door window glass. Make sure that you fully engage the mirror in its support when returning it to its original position.

Auto-Folding Mirrors (If Equipped)

The exterior mirrors automatically fold in toward the glass after you place the transmission into park (P), turn off the vehicle, open and close the driver's side door and lock the vehicle. The exterior mirrors automatically unfold and return to their driving position after you unlock the vehicle and open and close the driver's side door.

You can switch this feature on and off through the information display. See General Information.

You can fold the mirrors on demand by pressing the power-folding mirror control on the door. The control lights and the mirrors fold in toward the glass. Press the control again to unfold the mirrors. The control light turns off.

Note: If you use the power-folding control to fold the mirrors on demand with the auto fold feature on, you must use the control again to unfold them.

Loose Mirror

If you manually fold your power-folding mirrors, they may not work properly even after you re-position them. You need to reset them if:

  • The mirrors vibrate when you drive.
  • The mirrors feel loose.
  • The mirrors do not stay in the folded or unfolded position.
  • One of the mirrors is not in its normal driving position.

To reset the power-fold feature, use the power-folding mirror control to fold and unfold the mirrors. You may hear a loud noise as you reset the power-folding mirrors. This sound is normal. Repeat this process as needed each time you manually fold the mirrors.

Heated Exterior Mirrors

See Heated Exterior Mirrors.

Memory Mirrors (If Equipped)

You can save and recall the mirror positions through the memory function. See Memory Function.

Auto-dimming Feature (If Equipped)

The driver exterior mirror dims when the interior auto-dimming mirror turns on.

Direction Indicator Mirrors (If Equipped)

When the vehicle is running, the forward-facing portion of the appropriate mirror housing blinks when you switch on the direction indicator.

Puddle Lamps (If Equipped)

The lamps on the bottom part of the mirror housing light when you use your transmitter to unlock the doors or when you open a door.

Blind Spot Information System

See Blind Spot Information System.

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