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How to activate SYNC® Connect powered by FordPass™

Many new Ford cars, trucks and SUVs come with Ford SYNC® Connect powered by FordPass™. The FordPass™ smartphone app makes it easy to connect with your vehicle at all times. Once downloaded, you’ll be able to access remote features such as locking and unlocking your doors, remote starting your vehicle and more. All you need to get started is a Ford model with SYNC® Connect equipped and a compatible smartphone. Learn more about setting up FordPass™ here, then visit our Ford dealership in Montevideo, MN.

Setting up FordPass™

Download the FordPass™ application to your smartphone from the App Store or Google Play. Create a Ford Owner account or log in with your username and password if you already have one. You can either create a four-digit PIN for security or activate Touch ID if you have a compatible smartphone. Using your vehicle identification number (VIN), you can add your Ford car, truck or SUV to FordPass™. You can do this by:

  1. Tapping the ‘My Vehicles’ card
  2. Select ‘Add Vehicle’
  3. Enter the VIN bar code, which you can find on the inside of the driver’s door. You can scan this barcode with your phone’s camera or type it in.
  4. You’ll receive a confirmation message to confirm your VIN.
  5. Select ‘Finish’.
  6. Tap to ‘Activate’ once your vehicle has been successfully added.

From here, you can follow the SYNC® Connect activation process in your vehicle. Start your Ford Explorer or F-150 and a pop-up message will appear on your touchscreen. Select ‘Allow’, and then select ‘Continue’ at the GPS notification. Once activated and the remote features have been enabled, you can authorize additional drivers to have remote access through FordPass™.

Some Vehicles That Offer SYNC® Connect Include:

  • 2018 Ford F-150
  • 2018 Ford Fusion and Fusion Hybrid
  • 2018 Ford Escape
  • 2018 Ford Expedition
  • 2018 Ford Explorer
  • 2018 Ford Mustang
  • 2018 Ford EcoSport

Have more questions about SYNC® Connect? Visit Schwieters Ford to learn more about the different Ford cars and SUVs we have for sale with SYNC® Connect and test-drive a new Ford that you’re sure to love!

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