Always re-inflate tires to recommended tire pressures before the vehicle is operated on-road. The recommended pressure is located on the tire label or safety certification label, located on the B-pillar, inside the driver's door.
After off-road use, before returning to the road, check the wheels and tires for damage. Off-road use may cause damage to your wheels and tires that can lead to tire failure, loss of vehicle control, serious injury or death.
Replace the wheels and tires with the exact original brand, size and construction that came originally on your vehicle. Use of any other wheel or tire combinations, even with identical size ratings, may result in insufficient running clearances, tire rubbing and eventual puncture. Failure to follow tire replacement recommendations can lead to tire failure, loss of vehicle control, serious injury or death.
If you have reduced your tire pressure for off-road use, the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) warning light then activates in the instrument panel as a reminder to re-inflate the tires before returning to the road.
Your vehicle is equipped with high performance, all-terrain tires designed to optimize handling, steering and braking to provide the performance you expect in a Ford Performance vehicle. These tires are optimized for both on and off-road performance, and their ride, noise and wear characteristics are different from other tires. Also, because of their aggressive tread profile, it is important that you maintain your tires properly.
- Always maintain your tire pressures according to the tire information placard located on the driver’s door B-pillar, using an accurate gauge. Remember to be prepared to re-inflate your tires before returning to the road. If a tire filling station is not available, remember to prepare a supplemental means to inflate the tires, such as a portable compressor.
- In cold temperature, check the tire pressure after the vehicle has been parked for more than three hours. Do not reduce pressure of warm tires.
- Check your tire pressure often to maintain it properly. Tire pressure can diminish over time and fluctuate with temperature.
- Do not overload your vehicle.Maximum vehicle and axle weights are listed on the tire information placard.
- Extra caution should be taken when operating the vehicle near its maximum load, including assuring proper tire pressure and reducing speeds.
- In the event that you encounter an abnormally harsh impact, inspect your tires for damage.
- Inspect your tires for damage on a regular basis. Replace a damaged tire immediately.
- The original equipment tires on your vehicle are not designed to be used with snow chains. If you operate your vehicle with snow chains, use a smaller tire and wheel combination as recommended in your owner's manual.
- Proper suspension alignment is critical for maximum performance and optimal tire wear. If you notice uneven tire wear, have your alignment checked.
Because your vehicle’s tires perform different jobs, they often wear differently. To make sure your tires wear evenly and last longer, have them rotated.
Front tires are shown on the left side of the diagram.
Your vehicle requires tire rotations every scheduled oil change. If you notice that the tires wear unevenly, have them checked.
Uneven tread depth between the front and rear tires may lead to degradation in 4WD engagement and disengagement and all-wheel drive (AWD) performance, additional noise from the 4WD system or possible damage.
Spare Tire and Wheel
Your vehicle is equipped with an LT315/70R17 spare tire. The spare tire/wheel assembly has the same capability as the road tire/wheel assembly, but is not equipped with a tire pressure monitoring sensor.