Ford Fusion: Starting and Stopping the Engine / Starting a Gasoline Engine

When you start the engine, the idle speed increases. This helps to warm up the engine. If the engine idle speed does not slow down automatically, have your vehicle checked by an authorized dealer.

Note: You can crank the engine for a total of 60 seconds without the engine starting before the starting system temporarily disables. The 60 seconds does not have to be all at once. For example, if you crank the engine three times for 20 seconds each time, without the engine starting, you reached the 60-second time limit. A message appears in the information display alerting you that you exceeded the cranking time. You cannot attempt to start the engine for at least 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, you are limited to a 15-second engine cranking time. You need to wait 60 minutes before you can crank the engine for 60 seconds again.

Before starting your vehicle, check the following:

Starting Your Vehicle

Note: Do not touch the accelerator pedal.

Note:You must have your intelligent access key in your vehicle to shift the transmission out of park (P).

  1. Fully depress the brake pedal.
  2. Press the push button ignition switch.

Failure to Start

The system does not function if:

If you are unable to start your vehicle, do the following:

  1. Remove the key blade from the transmitter.

    Ford Fusion. Starting a Gasoline Engine

  2. Remove the rubber covering (A) from the cup holder. With the buttons facing upward and the unlock button facing the front of your vehicle, place the first intelligent access key into the backup slot (B).
  3. Press the push button ignition switch.

If you cannot start the engine after three attempts, wait 10 seconds and follow this procedure:

  1. Apply the parking brake.
  2. Fully depress the brake pedal.
  3. Shift into park (P).
  4. Fully press the accelerator pedal.
  5. Briefly press the push button ignition switch.

Fast Restart

The fast restart feature allows you to restart your vehicle within 20 seconds of switching it off, even if it does not detect a valid passive key.

Within 20 seconds of switching the engine off, press the brake pedal and press the push button ignition switch. After 20 seconds, you can no longer start your vehicle if it does not detect a valid passive key.

Once your vehicle starts, it remains running until you press the push button ignition switch, even if your vehicle does not detect a valid passive key. If you open and close a door while your vehicle is running, the system searches for a valid passive key. After 20 seconds, you can no longer start your vehicle if it does not detect a valid passive key.

Automatic Engine Shutdown

This feature automatically shuts down your vehicle if it has been idling for an extended period. The ignition also turns off to save battery power. Before your vehicle shuts down, a message appears in the information display showing a timer counting down. If you do not intervene within 30 seconds, your vehicle shuts down. Another message appears in the information display to inform you that your vehicle has shut down to save fuel. Start your vehicle as normal.

Automatic Engine Shutdown Override

Note: You cannot permanently switch off the automatic shutdown. When you switch it off temporarily, it turns on at the next ignition cycle.

You can stop the shutdown, or reset the timer, at any point before the 30-second countdown has expired by doing any of the following:

During the countdown before shutdown, you are prompted to press OK or RESET (depending on your type of information display) to temporarily switch the feature off (for the current ignition cycle only).

Stopping the Engine When Your Vehicle is Stationary

Note: The ignition, all electrical circuits and all warning lamps and indicators will be turned off.

Note: If your vehicle is left running for 30 minutes without any interaction, it automatically shuts down.

  1. Apply the parking brake.
  2. Shift into park (P).
  3. Briefly press the push button ignition switch.

Stopping the Engine When Your Vehicle is Moving

WARNING: Switching off the engine when the vehicle is still moving will result in a loss of brake and steering assistance. The steering will not lock, but higher effort will be required. When the ignition is switched off, some electrical circuits, including air bags, warning lamps and indicators may also be off. If the ignition was turned off accidentally, you can shift into neutral (N) and re-start the engine.

  1. Shift into neutral and use the brakes to bring your vehicle to a safe stop.
  2. When your vehicle has stopped, shift into park (P).
  3. Apply the parking brake.
  4. Press and hold the push button ignition switch, or press it three times within two seconds.

Guarding Against Exhaust Fumes

WARNING: If you smell exhaust fumes inside your vehicle, have your vehicle checked by your authorized dealer immediately. Do not drive your vehicle if you smell exhaust fumes. Carbon monoxide is present in exhaust fumes. Take precautions to avoid its dangerous effects.

Important Ventilating Information

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