SYNC & Vehicle Features

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SYNC® Connect Overview

A powerful way to connect to your vehicle—remotely

SYNC Connect162 allows Ford owners to stay connected to their vehicles in a way they’ve never been able to before. This available built-in technology—powered by a 4G LTE modem and the AT&T network*—connects owners to their vehicles through FordPass™ on their smartphones.

How to pair your phone with SYNC 3

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.

SYNC 3 Entertainment overview

Drive to your personal soundtrack with SYNC 3

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. 

How to perform a master reset for SYNC 3

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

Phones compatible with SYNC

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.

How to use mobile apps with SYNC 3 AppLink

SYNC® 3 features SYNC AppLink™, so you can use voice commands and your steering wheel buttons to control your favorite apps on your smartphone or other device.27,63

Stream Internet radio, listen to podcasts, sportscasts, news and traffic, get an allergy alert, and order pizza on your way home—all without fumbling through phone menus.

Note: Compatible apps must be open and running on properly paired phone.

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How to add engine coolant

When your engine is running, it makes power—but it also makes heat. And that’s where engine coolant comes in.

Coolant circulates through the engine and absorbs heat, helping keep the engine at the right operating temperature.

Coolant also helps keep your engine working as efficiently as possible, helps keep its emissions low, and even helps provide that toasty heater air on cold days.

You should check your vehicle’s coolant level every time you fill up the fuel tank. And if you ever need to add coolant, here’s how to do it.

Warning Lamps and Indicators

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.

How to add power steering fluid

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 steering 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.

How to add brake fluid

When you step on your brake pedal, it’s the brake fluid that helps activate your brakes to slow you down. So, brake fluid is important.

But like any fluid in your vehicle, brake fluid needs to be checked regularly and occasionally changed.

Taking a look at the brake reservoir every month will tell you if the level is fine or if you need to add fluid.

If your brake fluid looks a little low, here’s how to top it off.

Guide to keys

Ford keys do much more than unlock doors and start engines. They’re also equipped with a variety of advanced time-saving features. From the peace of mind offered by setting responsible driving limits to the convenience of remote keyless entry, this guide details how to make the most of your keys’ amenities.

Choosing the right battery

A healthy battery is one of the many key components to proper vehicle operation. It helps start the engine and helps keep the electronics running. It also lets you charge your phone and play your music--even when the engine is off.

But automotive batteries gradually lose power over time, and cold weather is especially hard on them.

You should have your battery tested at a local dealership. If you need a new battery, here’s what you need to know to get the right one.