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Discussion in '2017+ Sync 3 / In Vehicle Technology' started by Vinayak, September 21, 2017.

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      Recently upgraded a 2016 Explorer to Sync 3 and updated to version 2.3. Everything works great except one feature. Previously on MFT, when I went in reverse, my rear sensors would display a top down graphic of the car on the touchscreen showing which part of my bumper was close to an object (green, yellow or red color codes). It works with the front sensors, now, but not the back. I still register the proximity "beeps" and the rear camera works.

      Any thoughts?

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    3. peterk9

      peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      No pictures showing if there are some. Is the camera still indicating the 3 colours? I can't recall right now if it shows the top down picture or not.

      Peter
       
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      Here is the overlay if I am getting close to my front bumper:

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      My 17 Sport displays that graphic whenever any sensor zone activates front or back. In the McDonalds Drive-thru if you get too close to the pickup window it pops up as the front driver's sensor goes off. It's not just for reverse. Maybe try a Master Reset or a Battery disconnect for 20 minutes.
       
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      Just getting used to my new ride and found it interesting that unless you are in full audio display, there were no presets for the radio.
       
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      Here is the "down graphic" on mine.

      Peter

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      So, I get the camera as in your pic. The info graphic in the upper right doesn't trigger though. Thought it might be a setting in the APIM I missed.
       
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      I think that graphic shows up when you are too close to stuff. The rear sensors are far far more sensitive. The front allows me to get within a foot of an object before starting to go off. The rear would be 10 feet from a person or vehicle if they are coming towards me. The cross traffic alert thing has been great in terms of the right sensitivity that errors or caution so I don’t look like a jerk that’s not watching :)
       
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      Yes, I agree. My issue is I see that graphic when I am too close to something up front, but it doesn't work for reverse. I hear the audible beeps just fine (they speed up the closer you get) but that small graphic overlay in Peter's upper right camera shot does not show up in mine. I only see the camera with the alignment lines. For what it is worth, I do not have a sentence warning to check for safety at the top, either.

      This rear sensor proximity overlay DID show up with MFT on SYNC 2.

      Here is a shot. You can see I am backed up to my garage door and there is no overlay in the upper right. My proximity sensor is audible.:

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      Is there a mirror that is available for the sync 2.3 update? I am running 2.0 but the download never completes when trying to download via wifi and if I try to download from owner.ford.com the download is super slow causing it to eventually time out and fail.

      Thanks.
       
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      Actually the 3.0 rollout has begun. Check your owner site and get it from there. Not all vehicles may have it yet. I imagine the site has pretty heavy traffic right now.
       
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      Thanks for that info Jason. I checked my account and the download is there. Any idea how long the actual update in the vehicle takes?

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      Just looked at my Ford Owner website and it shows Ver 3 for Sync 3 is released. I just downloaded it. Will not have a chance to install it until the 1st when I get home.
       
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      I need to grab a flash drive to install it, but here is what Ford has to say regarding the update:

       
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      I believe that is what it said about the 2.3 upgrade as well. It took mine about 15 minutes. I guess I'll try it in a couple days when I have a 25 minute trip to take. It took 3 attempts to get V2.3 to update.

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      Just installed official release 3.0 via USB on both my 2017 Explorer (which was still on 2.2) and my 2017 Fusion Energi (which was already on 2.3). Each one took around 20-25 minutes from beginning to end with no hiccups. :dpchug:

      So far, everything looks good, though I'll know more in the next few days as I run everything through their paces.

      The only odd thing so far is that after updating both owner.ford.com cars with their respective XML files pulled off the USB flash drive, the Energi now shows it's running 3.0, but the Explorer is still waiting for me to tell it I've updated, even though I've uploaded the proper XML file three times and gotten the Thank You page. Oh well, if that's the worst problem from this exercise, I'll take it.
       
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      Updated to 3.0 over USB last night. Went quick and flawless. Took about 15-20 mins.

      Don't notice anything new other than a new Sirius logo.
       
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      Wasnt SYNC3 sold entirely on the premise that vehicle owners would no longer have to deal with USB drives and waiting for files to load?......wasn't it all supposed to be seamless, and invisible to the customer through WiFi?
       
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      Thanks for noting the time frame to update. I wasn't successful at updating my account using the XML files when I updated to V2.3. Each attempt came back as "unsuccessful" but a few days later my account did show the update. Suspect the update was reported via WiFi as the Explorer is parked in the garage.

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      I have the latest version downloaded to my dropbox if anyone needs a second site.
       
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      It probably works over WiFi for most but in my specific instance, I updated a 2016 Explorer from MFT to Sync 3. Ford doesn't recognize my vehicle as WiFi upgradeable and I have to use USB.
       
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      I was previously an early adopter to the version 3 build number 17276. I was finally able to download the "official" version 3 update from the Ford owner site on 3/18/2018. It would only install using the USB port in the center console. Once it processed, the screen revealed that I already had the latest version. Anybody seeing a similar result?
       
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      I’m sure everyone with the version 3.0 already installed will see the same message you are getting...every update looks at your current version before installing.

      You could downgrade to 2.2 and then try the new 3.0 install.
       
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      Is version 3 build 17276 the OFFICIAL version 3 available for download from Ford now? If it is, then I guess I'll just stay where I'm at. If not, then perhaps I'll attempt a downgrade to 2.2 (if I can find a the software somewhere?) and then do the OFFICIAL version 3 upgrade as 15Limited suggests.
       
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      I just got the same thing as you, showed Updating SYNC Software across the top screen banner for 5 minutes then it popped up saying I'm already running the latest.

      The only downside is we can't plug the USB back into the Ford Owners website to provide install confirmation to the Ford servers.

      So we will always show an update waiting.
       

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