FordPass Connect is a modem with SIM that connects your Ford vehicle to the internet. Fitted to the vehicle itself, it updates automatically and delivers access to a host of advanced connected features such as Live Traffic information or WiFi Hotspot.
In addition, it can enhance the functionality of your FordPass App, enabling you to remotely control selected vehicle features.
Choosing a vehicle with FordPass Connect means you can access connectivity features that will boost your Ford ownership experience. These include:
Remote Start/Stop, which enables you to start an automatic vehicle from your home or workplace so it can de-ice in time for your drive on cold mornings*.
Remote Lock/Unlock, which enables you to lock the doors remotely or give a friend or partner access to the vehicle if you can’t meet them in person.
WiFi, which enables 10 devices to be connected to the in-car Wi-Fi hotspot allowing you to stream services without using your phones data allowance - perfect for streaming music or movies to keep the kids entertained on long journeys.
Vehicle Health Alerts, which provides you information about your fuel and oil levels, tyre pressure and warranty status within the app.
Live Traffic, which provides you with live traffic streaming direct to the SYNC 3 navigation system, updating your route depending on the traffic conditions.
eCall – In the event of an accident in which you are incapacitated, eCall contacts the emergency services. You can also access a manual option if you witness an accident or emergency.
Find nearby parking - Save time and money by choosing your parking spot in advance. You can also easily find the vehicle again in unfamiliar locations
View nearby petrol stations - find the nearest and most convenient for your journey
Destinations - Send them directly from your smartphone to your vehicle's SYNC 3 Navigation system
FordPass in an app that offers a range of connected services on your car. A summary of this is included in the table opposite.
FordPass Connect is a modem that is in-built to selected New Ford Cars and Vans. When the modem is activated, additional features are available through the app as detailed opposite.
Selected New Ford Cars and Vans are fitted with the FordPass Connect modem. To check if your vehicle has this functionality, go to the "Settings" section of your vehicle's SYNC navigation screen and look for a FordPass Connect tile.
If your vehicle is fitted with the in-built FordPass Connect modem, you will need to download the FordPass app and activate it. Our video above provides a handy guide on how to do this. The team at your local Gates Ford dealership will be happy to help you to activate it if you require any further assistance.
Unfortunately, there is currently no option to upgrade a vehicle to include FordPass Connect. The feature is only available on selected new Ford Cars and Vans which have the technology built in.