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Ford Focus Owners Manual: Keyless starting

WARNINGS:

The keyless starting system may not function if the key is close to metal objects or electronic devices such as mobile phones.

Always check that the steering wheel lock is deactivated before attempting to move your vehicle.

See Steering wheel lock.

Note: A valid passive key must be located inside the vehicle to switch the ignition on and start the engine.

Note: To start your engine you must also fully depress the brake or clutch pedal, depending on the transmission fitted.


Ignition on

Press the start button once. All electrical circuits are operational, warning lamps and indicators illuminate.

Starting with automatic transmission

Note: Releasing the brake pedal during engine start will stop the engine cranking and return to ignition on.

1. Make sure the transmission is in P or N.

2. Fully depress the brake pedal.

3. Press the start button.

Starting with manual transmission

Note: Releasing the clutch pedal during engine start will stop the engine cranking and return to ignition on.

1. Fully depress the clutch pedal.

2. Press the start button.

Starting a diesel engine

Note: Engine cranking may not commence until the engine glow plug cycle has been completed. This may take several seconds in extremely cold conditions.

Note: Continue to press the clutch or brake pedal until engine cranking begins.

Failure to start

The passive starting system will not function if:

• The passive key frequencies are jammed.

• The passive key battery is flat.

If you are unable to start your vehicle carry out the following procedure.


Type 1

1. Hold the key next to the steering column shroud exactly as shown.

2. With the key in this position you can use the start button to switch the ignition on and start your vehicle.


Type 2

1. Carefully prise out the cover.


2. Insert the key into the key holder.

3. With the key in this position you can use the start button to switch the ignition on and start your vehicle.

Stopping the engine

When your vehicle is stationary, press the start button to stop the engine. The ignition, all electrical circuits, warning lamps and indicators will be switched off.

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