MyKey®

The available MyKey feature allows you to configure one or more of your Ford keys to control your vehicle’s safety settings, even when you aren’t behind the wheel. Whether you’re trying to keep a teenage driver safe or reinforce better driving habits for another family member, this video shows how to use MyKey to set your vehicle’s maximum speed, radio volume limit or seatbelt alerts.

OVERVIEW

MyKey Basics

MyKey allows you to program keys with restricted vehicle modes that promote good driving habits. All but one of your keys can be configured in a restricted mode. The keys that remain unprogrammed are referred to as administrator or admin keys. Admin keys can be used to:

  • Create a MyKey.
  • Program configurable MyKey settings.
  • Clear all MyKey features.

Once you have created a MyKey, you can use the information display to determine:

  • How many admin keys and MyKeys are programmed to your vehicle.
  • The total distance your vehicle traveled with a MyKey.

A few additional tips will help you quickly set up your MyKey:

  • You must switch on the vehicle to configure a MyKey.
  • All MyKeys are programmed to the same settings. They cannot be programmed individually.
  • For vehicles equipped with push-button start, when both a MyKey remote transmitter and an admin remote transmitter are present, the vehicle will defer to the admin remote transmitter’s settings when switching on the vehicle.
 

Non-configurable Settings

Once a MyKey is enabled, it will contain the following default MyKey settings, which cannot be adjusted by the admin key.

  • The safety belt reminder will be turned on, and the audio system will mute when the front seat passengers’ safety belts are not fastened.
  • The low fuel or low charge warning will activate earlier, giving the MyKey user more time to refuel or recharge.
  • Driver assist features, if equipped on your vehicle, will be forced on. These may include parking aids and Blind Spot Information System (BLIS®) with Cross Traffic Alert.
  • If your vehicle is equipped with satellite radio, restrictions on adult content will be turned on automatically.
 

Configurable Settings

With an admin key, you can configure other MyKey settings after you first create a MyKey and before you use either key to restart the vehicle. You can also use the admin key to change the settings after you’ve completed the initial setup.

  • You can set a vehicle speed limit. When the MyKey driver reaches the set speed, the display will show warnings, followed by an audible tone. The driver will not be able to override the set speed by fully depressing the accelerator pedal or by using cruise control.
  • You can also set various vehicle speed minders so that when the MyKey driver exceeds your preselected speed, the speed will be shown in the display followed by an audible tone.
  • The audio system can be set to a maximum volume of 45%. When the MyKey driver attempts to exceed the volume limit, a message will show in the display. The speed-sensitive or speed-compensated automatic volume control will also be disabled.
  • You can enable the always on setting for Advance Trac or traction control, 911 Assist or Emergency Assist, or the do not disturb feature, if your vehicle is equipped with these features. When always on is enabled for these features, the MyKey driver will be unable to switch them off.

WARNING: Do not set a MyKey maximum speed limit to a limit that will prevent the driver from maintaining a safe speed in relation to posted speed limits and prevailing road conditions. The driver is always responsible for driving in accordance with local laws and prevailing conditions. Failure to do so could result in accident or injury.

Creating a MyKey 

To create a MyKey, use the information display and follow these steps:

  • Insert the key you want to program into the ignition. If your vehicle is equipped with a push-button start, place the intelligent access key fob into the backup slot.
  • Switch the ignition on.
  • Access the main menu on the information display controls and select Settings, then MyKey by pressing OK or the > button.
  • Press OK or the > button to select Create MyKey.
  • When prompted, hold the OK button until you see a message prompting you to label the key as a MyKey. After the key is labeled as a MyKey, it will be restricted the next time it is used to start the vehicle.
  • You have successfully created a MyKey. Be sure to label it so you can distinguish it from the admin keys.
 

Programming/Changing Configurable Settings

You can also program configurable settings for the MyKey(s). Use the information display and follow these steps:

  • Switch the ignition on using an admin key or fob.
  • Access the main menu on the information display controls and select Settings, then MyKey by pressing OK or the > button.
  • Use the arrow buttons to get to a feature.
  • Press OK or > to make a selection.

Note: You can clear or change your MyKey settings at any time during the same key cycle as you created the MyKey. Once you have switched the vehicle off, however, you will need an admin key to change or clear your MyKey settings.

Clearing all MyKeys 

To clear or change your MyKey settings, switch the ignition on using an admin key or fob. You can adjust the MyKey settings with the information display control on the steering wheel.

To clear all MyKeys of all MyKey settings, press the left arrow button to access the main menu and scroll to:

Message

Action and Description

Settings Press the OK button.
MyKey Press the OK button.
Clear MyKey Press and hold the OK button until the following message displays:

“All MyKeys Cleared.”
 
 

Note: When you clear your MyKeys, you remove all restrictions and return all MyKeys to their original admin key status.

Checking MyKey System Status 

You can view information on programmed MyKey(s) by using the information display controls on the steering wheel. To find information on programmed MyKey(s), press the left arrow button to access the main menu and scroll to Settings and press the OK button. Select MyKey and press the OK button. Then, select one of the following:

Message

Description

MyKey Dist. Tracks the distance travelled when drivers are using a MyKey. The accumulated distance can only be deleted with an admin key. If the distance is not accumulating as expected, the intended MyKey user may be using an admin key, or the intended MyKey user may have recently used an admin key to clear and reset their MyKey.
MyKeys Indicates the number of MyKeys programed to your vehicle. This feature can help you remember how many MyKeys you have created for your vehicle and help you determine if a MyKey has been deleted and returned to admin status.
Admin Keys Indicates how many admin keys are programed to your vehicle. This feature can help you remember how many unrestricted keys you have for your vehicle and help you determine if an additional MyKey has been programmed.
 
 

 

Using MyKey with Remote Start Systems

MyKey is not compatible with non Ford-approved aftermarket remote start systems. If you choose to install a remote start system, see an authorized dealer for a Ford-approved remote start system. For more information about using aftermarket systems with MyKey, please see your vehicle’s owner guide.

MyKey Troubleshooting

Problem

Potential Causes

You cannot create a MyKey. •The key or transmitter used to start the vehicle does not have admin privileges.
•The key or transmitter used to start the vehicle is the only admin key. There must always be at least one admin key.
•SecuriLock passive anti-theft system is disabled or in unlimited mode.
•For vehicles with keyless start: The keyless start transmitter is not placed in the backup slot, located in the center console. 
You cannot program the configurable settings. •The key or transmitter used to start your vehicle does not have admin privileges.
•No MyKeys are created. See Creating a MyKey.
You cannot clear the MyKeys. •The key or transmitter used to start your vehicle does not have admin privileges.
•No MyKeys are created. See Creating a MyKey.
You lost the only admin key. Purchase a new key from an authorized dealer.
You lost a key. Program a spare key.
MyKey distances do not accumulate. •The MyKey user is not using the MyKey.
•An admin key was used to clear the MyKeys and create new MyKeys.
•The key system has been reset.
The MyKey does not function with the keyless entry transmitter. •An admin transmitter is present at vehicle start.
•No MyKeys are created. See Creating a MyKey.
 
 

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