Do not dispose of coolant in the household refuse or the public sewage system. Use an authorized waste disposal facility.
Do not put coolant in the windshield washer reservoir. If sprayed on the windshield, coolant could make it difficult to see through the windshield.
Make sure that the coolant level is between the MIN and MAX marks on the coolant reservoir at ambient temperature. If the coolant level is at or below the minimum mark, immediately add coolant.
The coolant concentration should be maintained within 48% to 50%, which equates to a freeze point between
-29°F (-34°C) and
Coolant expands when it is hot.The level may extend beyond the MAX mark.
Do not use stop leak pellets, cooling system sealants, or non-specified additives as they can cause damage to the engine cooling or heating systems.
Do not remove the coolant reservoir cap when the engine is on or the cooling system is hot. Wait 10 minutes for the cooling system to cool down. Cover the coolant reservoir cap with a thick cloth to prevent the possibility of scalding and slowly remove the cap. Failure to follow this instruction could result in personal injury.
Do not allow the fluid to touch your skin or eyes. If this happens, rinse the affected areas immediately with plenty of water and contact your physician.
Undiluted coolant is flammable and may ignite if spilled on a hot exhaust.
We do not recommend the use of recycled engine coolant since a Ford-approved recycling process is not yet available.
Do not mix different colors or types of coolant in your vehicle.
Add a 50/50 mixture of antifreeze and water or prediluted engine coolant that meets the correct specification.
Use fluids which meet the specifications or requirements defined. Use of other fluids may lead to damage which is not covered by the vehicle Warranty. See Capacities and Specifications.
To top up the coolant level do the following:
- Remove the coolant reservoir cap.
- Add coolant to the MAX mark, do not overfill.
- Replace the coolant reservoir cap.Turn it clockwise until you feel a strong resistance.
In case of emergency, you can add water without engine coolant in order to reach a vehicle service location.
Prolonged use of an incorrect dilution of coolant can cause damage, for example corrosion, overheating or freezing.