If you own a Ford in the 2021 model year or later, you will have a feature that allows you to start your vehicle using your phone. 2021 Ford vehicles are equipped with technology called FordPass Connect. FordPass Connect is an app-based system that will enable you to start your Ford using your phone once you've linked the phone to the app. The technology also allows you to lock or unlock your car doors remotely. You can use it for several other conveniences, too, including getting directions and real-time updates on your car's fuel stats and health.

Getting Started

Once you've determined that you have FordPass technology installed in your Ford, you should check to make sure that you have the right phone to use the system. FordPass works with iPhone and Android devices. While setting up your phone to use FordPass is the recommended option, you can also set up FordPass using a Vehicle's Control Card that comes with the system.

Setting up FordPass

To set up FordPass, you will need your phone available, and you will also need to be in your car. To start the pairing process, begin by downloading the program app called FordPass. Android phone users can find the app in Google Play. For iPhone users, the app is located in the App Store.

Driver starting car with FordPass app

Ford Owners Account

After downloading the app to your phone, you will want to set up the Ford Owners Account if you have not done so already. The Ford Owners Account registers your vehicle and your personal information, allowing the phone and vehicle sync to be completed. The Ford Owners account will require you to create a unique security code to login, either a PIN that you create or fingerprint recognition technology using Touch ID.

Once you've set up the account, turn off your car if you haven't done so already. The second part of the setup process requires entering your Ford's VIN into the account. The number can be entered manually, and you can also scan the VIN directly from your car. If you do not know where the VIN is located, contact us for assistance. After adding the VIN, hit "Finish" followed by "Activate" to complete the setup.

Activating SYNC Connect

To get even more out of FordPass, you can then set up SYNC connect through the FordPass app using your car's Wi-Fi hotspot. SYNC Connect allows you to time your car to start remotely on demand and more.

Contact our dealership today for more details on FordPass.