Snow tires must be the same size, load index, speed rating as those originally provided by Ford. Use of any tire or wheel not recommended by Ford can affect the safety and performance of your vehicle, which could result in an increased risk of loss of vehicle control, vehicle rollover, personal injury and death. Additionally, the use of non-recommended tires and wheels could cause steering, suspension, axle, transfer case or power transfer unit failure.|
The tires on your vehicle may have all-weather treads to provide traction in rain and snow. However, in some climates, you may need to use snow tires and cables. Your vehicle may not be compatible with snow chain or cable usage with the factory-fitted wheels and tires.
Follow these guidelines when using snow tires and traction device:
- If possible, avoid fully loading your vehicle.
- Purchase chains or cables from a manufacturer that clearly labels body to tire dimension restrictions.
- Use no larger than 10 mm cables or chains ONLY on the front axle with 235/60R18 tires. Do not use chains or cables on any other size tires.
- The snow chains or cables must be mounted in pairs on the front axle.
- When driving with tire cables, do not exceed
30 mph (48 km/h) or the maximum speed recommended by the chain manufacturer, whichever is less.
- Drive cautiously. If you hear the cables rub or bang against the vehicle, stop and re-tighten them. If this does not work, remove the cables to prevent vehicle damage.
- Remove the cables when you no longer need them. Do not use cables on dry roads.
- If a temporary spare tire is mounted on your vehicle, do not use snow chains on the axle with the temporary spare tire.
If you have any questions regarding snow chains or cables, please contact an authorized dealer.