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2023 FORD F-550 Seats Setup Instructions

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2023 FORD F-550 Seats Setup

The seats in the 2023 Ford F-550 are flexible and can be changed to meet the needs of both the driver and the guests. With careful attention to comfort, usefulness, and adaptability, the F-550’s seating arrangement makes every trip feel like it was made just for you. The F-550’s seats are set up to meet a variety of needs, from the front seats that are made to fit the driver’s body to the back seats that can hold both people and goods. This seating system works well whether it’s set up for a single driver, to carry a group, or to make the most of the room for cargo. The 2023 Ford F-550’s seats are set up in a way that makes it easy to change to changing needs. This shows that the brand is committed to innovation and user-centered design, making sure that every trip is comfortable and well-equipped.

FRONT SEAT PRECAUTIONS

WARNING

  • Sitting improperly, out of position or with the seatback reclined too far can take weight off the seat cushion and affect the decision of the passenger sensing system, resulting in serious injury or death in the event of a crash. Always sit upright against your seat back, with your feet on the floor.
  • Do not recline the seat backrest too far as this can cause the occupant to slide under the seatbelt, resulting in personal injury in the event of a crash.
  • Do not place objects higher than the top of the seat backrest. Failure to follow this instruction could result in personal injury or death in the event of a sudden stop or crash.
  • Do not adjust the driver seat or seat backrest when your vehicle is moving. This may result in sudden seat movement, causing the loss of control of your vehicle.

SITTING IN THE CORRECT POSITION

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When you use them properly, the seat, head restraint, seatbelt and airbags will provide optimum protection in the event of a crash.

We recommend that you follow these guidelines:

  • Sit in an upright position with the base of your spine as far back as possible.
  • Do not recline the seat backrest so that your torso is more than 30 degrees from the upright position.
  • Adjust the head restraint so that the top of it is level with the top of your head and as far forward as possible. Make sure that you remain comfortable.
  • Keep a sufficient distance between yourself and the steering wheel. We recommend a minimum of 10 in (25 cm) between your breastbone and the airbag cover.
  • Hold the steering wheel with your arms slightly bent.
  • Bend your legs slightly so that you can press the pedals fully.
  • Position the shoulder strap of the seatbelt over the center of your shoulder and position the lap strap tightly across your hips.

Make sure that your driving position is comfortable and that you can maintain full control of your vehicle.

MANUAL SEATS

HEAD RESTRAINT COMPONENTS

The head restraints consist of:

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  • A An energy absorbing head restraint.
  • B Two steel stems.
  • C Guide sleeve adjust and release button.
  • D Guide sleeve unlock and remove button (If equipped).

ADJUSTING THE HEAD RESTRAINT

WARNING

  • Fully adjust the head restraint before you sit in or operate your vehicle. This will help minimize the risk of neck injury in the event of a crash. Do not adjust the head restraint when your vehicle is moving.
  • The head restraint is a safety device. Whenever possible it should be installed and properly adjusted when the seat is occupied. Failure to adjust the head restraint properly could reduce its effectiveness during certain impacts.
  • Adjust the head restraints for all passengers before you drive your vehicle. This will help minimize the risk of neck injury in the event of a crash. Do not adjust the head restraints when your vehicle is moving.

Note: Adjust the seat backrest to an upright driving position before adjusting the head restraint. Adjust the head restraint so that the top of it is level with the top of your head and as far forward as possible. Make sure that you remain comfortable. If you are extremely tall, adjust the head restraint to its highest position. Pull the head restraint up to raise it.

To lower the head restraint:

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  1. Press and hold the adjust and release button.
  2. Push the head restraint down.

For vehicles with tilting head restraints:

  1. Adjust the seat backrest to an upright driving or riding position.
  2. Pivot the head restraint forward toward your head to the preferred position.

After the head restraint reaches the forward-most tilt position, pivot it forward again to release it to the rearward, untilted position.

Note: Do not attempt to force the head restraint backward after it is tilted. Instead, continue tilting it forward until the head restraint releases to the upright position.

REMOVING THE HEAD RESTRAINT

  1. Pull up the head restraint until it reaches the highest adjustment position.
  2. Press and hold the adjust and release button and the unlock and remove button.
  3. Pull up the head restraint.
    • Note: Your vehicle may have a front row center head restraint that you cannot adjust or remove.

INSTALLING THE HEAD RESTRAINT

  • Align the steel stems into the guide sleeves and push the head restraint down until it locks.

MOVING THE SEAT BACKWARD AND FORWARD

WARNING

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  • Do not adjust the driver seat or seat backrest when your vehicle is moving. This may result in sudden seat movement, causing the loss of control of your vehicle.
  • Make sure the seat fully locks into place by rocking it backward and forward. Not securing the seat into the locked position can be dangerous in a crash and could cause serious personal injury or death.

ADJUSTING THE SEAT BACKREST

WARNING

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  • Always drive and ride with your seatback upright and the lap belt snug and low across the hips.
  • Do not place cargo or any objects behind the seat backrest before returning it to the original position. Pull on the seat backrest to make sure that it has fully latched after returning the seat backrest to its original position. An unlatched seat may become dangerous if you stop suddenly or have a crash.

ADJUSTING THE LUMBAR SUPPORT

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POWER SEATS

POWER SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)

HEAD RESTRAINT COMPONENTS

The head restraints consist of:

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  • A An energy absorbing head restraint.
  • B Two steel stems.
  • C Guide sleeve adjust and release button.
  • D Guide sleeve unlock and remove button.

Center Head Restraint – Crew Cab

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  • A An energy absorbing head restraint.
  • B Two steel stems.
  • C Guide sleeve unlock and remove button.

ADJUSTING THE HEAD RESTRAINT

WARNING

  • Fully adjust the head restraint before you sit in or operate your vehicle. This will help minimize the risk of neck injury in the event of a crash. Do not adjust the head restraint when your vehicle is moving.
  • The head restraint is a safety device. Whenever possible it should be installed and properly adjusted when the seat is occupied. Failure to adjust the head restraint properly could reduce its effectiveness during certain impacts.
  • Adjust the head restraints for all passengers before you drive your vehicle. This will help minimize the risk of neck injury in the event of a crash. Do not adjust the head restraints when your vehicle is moving.

To raise the head restraint, pull the head restraint up.

To lower the head restraint:

  1. Press and hold the adjust and release button.
  2. Push the head restraint down.

To tilt the head restraint:

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  1. Adjust the seat backrest to an upright driving or riding position.
  2. Pivot the head restraint forward toward your head to the preferred position.

After the head restraint reaches the forward-most tilt position, pivot it forward again to release it to the rearward, untilted position.

Note: Do not attempt to force the head restraint backward after it is tilted. Instead, continue tilting it forward until the head restraint releases to the upright position.

REMOVING THE HEAD RESTRAINT

  1. Pull up the head restraint until it reaches its highest position.
  2. Press and hold the adjust and release button and the unlock and remove button.
  3. Pull up the head restraint.
    • Note: You cannot remove head restraints that have audio system speakers.

INSTALLING THE HEAD RESTRAINT

  • Align the steel stems into the guide sleeves and push the head restraint down until it locks.

MOVING THE SEAT BACKWARD AND FORWARD

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ADJUSTING THE SEAT CUSHION

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ADJUSTING THE SEAT BACKREST

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WARNING

  • Always drive and ride with your seatback upright and the lap belt snug and low across the hips.
  • Do not place cargo or any objects behind the seatback before returning it to the original position.

Adjusting the Seat Flat (If Equipped)

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  • This feature allows the occupant to find a comfortable position to rest when the vehicle is not moving.
  • Note: Before adjusting the seat backrest fully flat, place the rear seat cushion into the upright position and remove any objects that could obstruct the movement of the flat seat. See Folding the Seats.
  • As the seat folds flat, the cushion adjusts to support the hips and lower back. For additional support, you can also adjust the upper seat backrest.
  • If you fully recline the passenger seat and the vehicle is moving, a message appears on the instrument cluster and a tone sounds. To switch the warning off, return the seat to an upright position.

Adjusting the Upper Seat Backrest (If Equipped)

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  • The front upper seat backrest tilts for extra comfort. To tilt the upper seat backrest, pivot the upper seat backrest toward your shoulders.
  • After the upper seat backrest reaches the forward-most tilt position, pivot it forward again to release it to the rearward, untilted position.

ADJUSTING THE SEAT HEIGHT

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ADJUSTING THE LUMBAR SUPPORT

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MASSAGE SEATS

MASSAGE SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)

MASSAGE SEAT LIMITATIONS

Your vehicle must be running or be in accessory mode to activate the seats. Allow a few seconds for any selection to activate. Selecting a different adjustment cancels the current one in progress. When the seat backrest and cushion are both active, the massage alternates between zones.

ADJUSTING THE MASSAGE SEAT SETTINGS

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  • A Select the previous massage pattern or lumbar area.
  • B Decrease the massage or lumbar Intensity.
  • C Select the next massage pattern or lumbar area.
  • D Increase the massage or lumbar Intensity.
  • E Select the massage or lumbar mode.

You can also adjust this feature through the touchscreen.

HEATED SEATS

HEATED SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)

HEATED SEAT PRECAUTIONS

WARNING

  • Use caution when using the heated seat if you are unable to feel pain to your skin because of advanced age, chronic illness, diabetes, spinal cord injury, medication, alcohol use, exhaustion or other physical conditions. The heated seat could cause burns even at low temperatures, especially if used for long periods of time. Failure to follow this instruction could result in personal injury.
  • Do not poke sharp objects into the seat cushion or seat backrest. This could damage the heated seat element and cause it to overheat. Failure to follow this instruction could result in personal injury.
  • Do not place anything on the seat that blocks the heat, for example a seat cover or a cushion. This could cause the seat to overheat. Failure to follow this instruction could result in personal injury.

Do not

  • Place heavy objects on the seat.
  • Operate the heated seat if water or any other liquid spills on the seat. Allow the seat to dry.

SWITCHING THE HEATED SEATS ON AND OFF

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  • The vehicle must be running to use this feature.
  • Press the heated seat symbol on the climate controls or touchscreen to cycle through the various heat settings and off. The more indicators that display, the warmer the temperature of the seat.

Note: The heated seats may remain on after you remote start your vehicle, based on your remote start settings. The heated seats may also turn on when you start your vehicle if they were on when you switched your vehicle off.

VENTILATED SEATS

VENTILATED SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)

VENTILATED SEAT PRECAUTIONS

Do not:

  • Spill liquid on the front seats. This may cause the air vent holes to become blocked and not work properly.
  • Place cargo or objects under the seats. They may block the air intake causing the air vents to not work properly.

SWITCHING THE VENTILATED SEATS ON AND OFF

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  • The vehicle must be running to use this feature.
  • Press this symbol on the climate controls or the touchscreen to cycle through the various ventilation settings and off. More indicator lights indicate higher fan speeds.

Note

  • When you switch the climate control fan speed and the ventilated seats to their maximum settings, the ventilated seats provide increased cooling. If the engine falls below 350 RPM while the ventilated seats are on, the feature turns itself off unless the vehicle is in Auto-Start-Stop mode. You may need to reactivate the ventilated seats.
  • The ventilated seats may remain on after you remote start your vehicle, based on your remote start settings. The ventilated seats may also turn on when you start your vehicle if they were on when you switched your vehicle off.

FRONT SEATS VIDEOS

  • 4-Way Head Restraints Video Link
  • Power-Seat Adjustment Video Link
  • Max Recline Seats Video Link

MANUAL SEATS

HEAD RESTRAINT COMPONENTS

Outermost Head Restraints

The head restraints consist of:

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  • A An energy absorbing head restraint.
  • B Two steel stems.
  • C Guide sleeve adjust and release button.
  • D Guide sleeve unlock and remove button.

Center Head Restraint – Crew Cab

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  • A An energy absorbing head restraint.
  • B Two steel stems.
  • C Guide sleeve unlock and remove button.

ADJUSTING THE HEAD RESTRAINT

Pull the head restraint up to raise it.

To lower the head restraint:

  1. Press and hold the adjust and release button.
  2. Push the head restraint down.

Your vehicle may have a rear seat center head restraint that you cannot adjust or remove.

REMOVING THE HEAD RESTRAINT

  1. Pull up the head restraint until it reaches its highest position.
  2. Press and hold the adjust and release button and the unlock and remove button.
  3. Pull up the head restraint.

INSTALLING THE HEAD RESTRAINT

  • Align the steel stems into the guide sleeves and push the head restraint down until it locks.

FOLDING THE SEATS

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  • If your vehicle has a split folding rear seat, you can flip each seat cushion up into a vertical storage position.
  • Rotate the seat cushion up until it locks in place.

Locking the Cushion (If Equipped)

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  • The locking key is in the remote control.
  • See Using the Remote Control.
  • Turn the key to lock or unlock.

UNFOLDING THE SEATS

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WARNING: Make sure that cargo and other objects are not trapped under the seat cushion and that you return the seat cushion to the full-down position. Failure to do so may prevent the seat from operating properly, which could increase the risk of serious injury in a crash.

  • Pull the strap to lower the seat cushion.

Rear Under Seat Storage (If Equipped)

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  • The rear seat has storage space under the seat cushion.2023-FORD-F-550-Seats-Setup-fig-26
  • Lift the lever and flip up the seat cushion to access the storage space and the power point (A).2023-FORD-F-550-Seats-Setup-fig-27
  • To remove the storage space divider, squeeze the sides and lift it from the storage tub.
  • Use your vehicle key to lock the storage space. See Keys and Remote Controls.

HEATED SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)

HEATED SEAT PRECAUTIONS

WARNING

  • Use caution when using the heated seat if you are unable to feel pain to your skin because of advanced age, chronic illness, diabetes, spinal cord injury, medication, alcohol use, exhaustion or other physical conditions. The heated seat could cause burns even at low temperatures, especially if used for long periods of time. Failure to follow this instruction could result in personal injury.
  • Do not poke sharp objects into the seat cushion or seat backrest. This could damage the heated seat element and cause it to overheat. Failure to follow this instruction could result in personal injury.
  • Do not place anything on the seat that blocks the heat, for example a seat cover or a cushion. This could cause the seat to overheat. Failure to follow this instruction could result in personal injury.

Do not:

  • Place heavy objects on the seat.
  • Operate the heated seat if water or any other liquid spills on the seat. Allow the seat to dry.

SWITCHING THE HEATED SEATS ON AND OFF

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  • The vehicle must be running to use this feature.
  • The rear seat heat controls are on the rear of the center console.
  • Press the heated seat symbol to cycle through the various heat settings and off. More indicator lights indicate warmer settings.
  • The heated seats turn off when you switch off the vehicle.

FAQ

Q1: How many seats does the 2023 Ford F-550 typically accommodate?

A1: The 2023 Ford F-550 can vary in seating capacity, offering options for both single and crew cab configurations.

Q2: What type of seats are available in the 2023 Ford F-550?

A2: The 2023 Ford F-550 may offer a variety of seat types, including standard bench seats, bucket seats, and more, depending on the trim and configuration.

Q3: Can I adjust the driver’s seat position in the 2023 Ford F-550?

A3: Yes, most versions of the 2023 Ford F-550 come with adjustable driver’s seat positions for optimal comfort.

Q4: Are the front seats heated and ventilated in the 2023 Ford F-550?

A4: Depending on the trim and options, the front seats in the 2023 Ford F-550 might offer heating and ventilation features.

Q5: Does the 2023 Ford F-550 have rear seats?

A5: Yes, the 2023 Ford F-550 can be equipped with rear seats, especially in crew cab configurations.

Q6: Are the rear seats foldable or collapsible in the 2023 Ford F-550?

A6: Some versions of the 2023 Ford F-550 might offer foldable or collapsible rear seats to create additional cargo space.

Q7: How are child seats secured in the 2023 Ford F-550?

A7: Child seats can usually be securely fastened to the rear seats using built-in child seat anchors and tethers.

Q8: Is there a center armrest in the front seats of the 2023 Ford F-550?

A8: Depending on the trim level, the 2023 Ford F-550 may have a center armrest in the front seats for added comfort.

Q9: Can the rear seats be folded to create a flat load floor in the 2023 Ford F-550?

A9: Certain configurations of the 2023 Ford F-550 might allow you to fold the rear seats to create a flat load floor for cargo.

Q10: Is there a lumbar support adjustment for the seats in the 2023 Ford F-550?

A10: Lumbar support adjustment may be available in some versions of the 2023 Ford F-550 to provide additional lower back comfort.

Q11: Are there power-adjustable seats in the 2023 Ford F-550?

A11: Depending on the trim and options, the 2023 Ford F-550 might offer power-adjustable seats with electronic controls.

Q12: Can the rear seats be removed in the 2023 Ford F-550 for more cargo space?

A12: In certain configurations, the rear seats of the 2023 Ford F-550 might be removable to maximize cargo capacity.

Q13: Are there memory settings for the driver’s seat position in the 2023 Ford F-550?

A13: Some versions of the 2023 Ford F-550 may offer memory settings for the driver’s seat position, allowing multiple drivers to save their preferred settings.

Q14: Are there seatbelt reminders for all seats in the 2023 Ford F-550?

A14: The 2023 Ford F-550 is likely equipped with seatbelt reminders for both front and rear seats to promote safety.

Q15: Can I customize the seat configurations in the 2023 Ford F-550 based on my needs?

A15: Depending on the seating options available, you may have some flexibility to choose seat configurations that best suit your needs and preferences.

Useful Links:

View Full PDF: 2023 FORD F-550 |Auto User Guide
2023 FORD F-550 Instrument Cluster Instructions