To use SYNC® 3 phone features—such as making a call or receiving a text message—you must first connect, or "pair" your Bluetooth®-enabled phone. Pairing is what allows Bluetooth devices to communicate securely with each other.
Please note that SYNC 3 can make and receive calls using only one paired phone at a time.27,48
See how to pair your phone with SYNC 3 in this video.
No matter how eclectic your musical tastes—from Hip Hop to Country to smooth Jazz—or how you store your music, SYNC® 3 lets you enjoy it all safely while you’re behind the wheel, without rummaging for your media player. Use SYNC 3 to control your favorite radio stations, streaming apps and playlists, either through voice commands or your touchscreen.
SYNC 3 provides fast and simple access to all audio sources—some built into the vehicle (like the radio) and others brought into the vehicle such as your personal media devices and apps running on your compatible smartphone.27,63
Learn how to quickly access and control your audio system with enhanced voice commands in this video.
A master reset returns the SYNC® 3 system to the factory settings. If you experience problems with the SYNC 3 system, you can perform a master reset. A master reset also erases all personalized information such as paired phone or Bluetooth® devices and destinations or navigation points of interest.3,27, 43
We are continuously testing* devices to see how they work with SYNC**. Use the search tool below to find out how your device tested with each SYNC feature.
*These test results reflect the device with the latest OS/firmware/factor settings and does not factor in the possibility that third party apps/changing device settings could alter these results.
**Listing of specific phones and service providers is intended to show the technical compatibility of the phones with SYNC. It does not imply a relationship between Ford Motor Company and the mobile phone manufacturers, service providers, or the media player providers.
With SYNC® AppLink™, you can use voice commands and your steering wheel buttons to control your favorite mobile applications. Search this catalog to find desired smartphone apps, and see how easily they work with SYNC AppLink commands.27,63
SYNC AppLink is available on select models and compatible with select smartphone platforms. SYNC AppLink is not compatible with MyFord Touch. Commands may vary by phone and SYNC AppLink software.
Changing your engine oil and filter at appropriate intervals helps maintain your vehicle. Clean oil lubricates your engine, and is necessary to help protect your engine and ensure its proper function. Without this periodic service, the resulting metal-on-metal contact could cause severe damage.
The instrument cluster located on your Ford’s dashboard is equipped with warning lamps and indicators that allow you to easily monitor your vehicle’s condition and control settings. Upon starting your vehicle, you may see some of these indicators light up as a routine check to verify functionality. These lights may simply be indicating a vehicle control setting, e.g., Front Fog Lamps On. If certain indicators were to remain illuminated while your engine is running, however, they could be alerting you to a serious condition. To take the guesswork out of interpreting these signals, scroll down to our visual glossary, which displays the full array of warning lamp and indicator symbols, and defines their function.
Your vehicle’s power steering system helps make turning the steering wheel easy. And that helps make low-speed maneuvers like parallel parking easier.
Many newer vehicles are equipped with Electronic Power Assist Steering (EPAS) and do not use brake fluid. But some older vehicles require power steering fluid to help keep this system running smoothly. Owners of these types of vehicles should check the fluid level every month.
If your power steering reservoir is low on fluid, you’ll need to add more to help keep your power steering system healthy. Here’s how it’s done.