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    SYNC® Connect

    No initial separate cost but I'm sure it's baked into the cost of the car. I don't know who the carrier is. Based on the time I've spent with it so far, the modem is for background communication w/ Ford and apps that may need to access it. There's no indication from the GUI that it can be used...
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    SYNC® Connect

    Just took delivery of a 17 Fusion Titanium AWD with Sync 3 and Sync Connect. Some of you will geek out on it, but I'm a bit underwhelmed. The GUI is plain looking... mobile apps... meh. Installed the Ford Pass app on an Android phone... Remote start, fuel status, door lock / unlock somewhat...
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    Signature LED Lights

    Correct... switch in off position = sig lights only. I doesn't have to be in drive, just running.
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    Signature LED Lights

    I wanted to add... US Model: 2016 Platinum Headlight switch = Auto DRL setting = Off Yields: No LED low beam, NO signature lights even when transmission is in drive.
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    Adding Navigation Later

    Hey Queen! ;) Don't let em get ya' down... you rawk! \m/\m/ Signed - Another one that's happy to have the reps around!
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    2013 Explorer totaled

    Wishing you all a speedy recovery! T-boned @ 80 / 55 is no joke. Glad to hear the Explorer held up. Good luck, Buddie!
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    MFT Issues - Phone Dependent?

    Works for me, Windows Phone 7.x, 8, and Android.
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    U.S. driver safety group sues Ford over touch-screen systems

    You’re comparing apples (no pun intended) and oranges. Desktop OS vs Mobile OS, industry standard hardware (Intel), vs proprietary mobile hardware. Seeing the iPhone is using a proprietary BT stack, I wouldn’t go pointing fingers at Microsoft, popular hardware or not… that’s a non-starter. Apple...
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    U.S. driver safety group sues Ford over touch-screen systems

    Mine works perfectly. So I'd say it does work. Considering the common thread to most of the "whining" around here revolves around Apple devices and Sync and the fact that my desk drawer-bound iPhone never went anywhere near my Explorer tends to point the failure in one direction. In the interest...
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    Navigation - Traffic

    Sirius - Travel Link. It's free for 6 months then you have to pay for it as part of your subscription. It's not related to Sync or Sync Services.
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    Ford Extended Service Plans (ESP)

    I picked up the 7 year -100k ESP w/enhanced rental, and the 4 year - 60k PMP with 5000 mile intervals and first day rental coverage to cover just about everything else the ESP doesn't cover. No matter what happens to the Explorer I'm pretty much covered up to and including a rental car. So far...
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    Powerfold third row seat question

    The controls are only in the rear. Nothing up front. Yes they will fold automatically. The kids will have to put them up when they sit back there.
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    4wd system

    On page 227 of the user manual: Note: The 4WD Off message may also be displayed in the message center if the 4WD system has overheated and defaulted to front-wheel drive. This condition may occur if the vehicle was operated in extreme conditions with excessive wheel slip, such as deep sand. To...
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    Got locked out of my EX this week....

    I've noticed this as well.
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    Got locked out of my EX this week....

    OK, that's better information. Intelligent Access Key It won't let me lock the key in the vehicle if it's anywhere inside if I try to lock the doors with the button on the outside door handle. Where as on the XLT with the normal key it won't let you lock the doors while it's in the...
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    Got locked out of my EX this week....

    OK... So I just went out and tried it for myself. I have the IAK so I threw it in the rear passenger seat and then locked the doors by pressing the 7*8, 9*0 buttons together. I also noticed that if you press between these buttons, the door locks. I don't know if it's because I have a big thumb...
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    Got locked out of my EX this week....

    Apparently it worked well enough for you to RELOCK the doors. Your complaint is not making any sense at all. Were you so distracted with the button panel that you didn't realize the doors were already unlocked? you said: The one LED would blink when I touched the pad, though. I kept trying it...
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    Got locked out of my EX this week....

    So... wait... You locked yourself out of the vehicle... when you weren't locked out to start with? This is some how the vehicles fault? :wtf:
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    Are you Fed up with MyFord touch like i am??

    Your assumption is incorrect. I use it daily, fully and without any issue. Just because you have issues, it doesn’t mean the vast majority of MFT owners share the same experience or thoughts as yourself.
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    Mapquest

    I just tried it. Worked fine. Got an addresss from Mapquest > Send to Sync > entered my cell number. Went out to the Explorer, Voice command> "Services"... Connected said "Mapquest has sent you x..... do you want directions?" I said "yes"... took exactly 32 seconds. Address appeared on my NAV...
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    SiriusXM / Travel Link Renewal

    Just renewed for 6 months W/ Travel Link for $42. Included tax / fees. No (re)activation charge.
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    Love It

    Pony up the $20 to be an Elite and support the site! :thumbsup:
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    2nd Row Bucket Seats - Neep Pics!

    It's an option on the XLT and Limited, but I don't think you can get it on the Sport.
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    2nd Row Bucket Seats - Neep Pics!

    You're welcome! Good luck! :)
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    Fun with my 2013 Limited

    I concur! :thumbsup:
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    About to buy

    No issues with MFT, or the Explorer as a whole, will / would buy again without a second thought. Good luck with what ever you choose.
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    Sync Applink?

    No... current installed version is 3.2.2. The only thing that happened so far was all my buttons turning orange after inserting a USB drive w/MP3s. This was fixed by pressing each button. No issues since then.
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    Sync Applink?

    Same here. Not a hint of a problem, and I'm not on 3.5.1. Add me to the "7 days a week" club. :thumbsup:
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    Horn Beeps On Exit

    Just tried as you asked... no chirps. BTW, I have the same model as you with an earlier build date... July of this year. All options except tow and DVD head rests. Correct. Only setting that mentions "silent"... is the remote start settings... of which I have them all enabled. Also... all...
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    Horn Beeps On Exit

    Correct. I tried to lock the door (with the Exp. running) using the inside lock button... wouldn't lock. With the Exp still running... closed the door, used black button on the door handle to lock it. It locked, engine running. Walked away, no chirp.
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    Horn Beeps On Exit

    It was in my pocket the whole time.
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    Horn Beeps On Exit

    2013 Limited AWD... no chirps. Remote start set to silent. That's the only setting I know of that controls horn chirps. Just tested it... start, open door, walked away. Also started, opened door, closed the door and locked it with the button on the door handle... walked away... no chirp.
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    Windows 8 Phone

    I agree with you Vince. I've been a Windows Mobile user since its inception. I haven't moved up to 8 yet. I have an Arrive, and it's by far the best Windows phone I've owned. The hardware KB works just fine as does the on screen one. For banking I don't need an "app"... I access the web sites...
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    Windows 8 Phone

    Hmmmm. There wasn't anything special I had to do with the phone other than normal pairing. The messaging button in MFT says the same thing on mine. It works as I stated above and I don't have any interaction with the phone when it happens, it's all through voice. I'll check to see if there are...
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    Windows 8 Phone

    What happens for me, I'll receive a text while driving. Sync will say "you have a text from..." (or something like that) and it will ask if I want to hear it... I answer yes... it reads the text then gives me an option to reply, and I'll speak it. It will read it back and ask if it should be...
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    Windows 8 Phone

    :thumbsup: Glad you got it sorted out!
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