- November 8, 2010
- Reaction score
- City, State
- Crossville TN
- Year, Model & Trim Level
- 2017 Platinum Ruby Red
Sync 3 version 3 build 17296 is for the radio. You are correct Ford just released a new version of Sync 3. If you go to the Ford Owners website and enter your Vin it will let you know if you need an update. The Nav maps are the NA1.16. I know for my 17 they show maps available as well as my 16 F150. I most likely will not buy them because I use Waze and Android Auto. Although after the last two weeks in TN Android Auto is beginning to tick me off.I just purchased a 2018 Explorer w/Sync 3. It has version 3 build 17296 (I believe there is a build 18025 out) and Maps is showing version 1.16.
Apparently the 2018 models come with V3.0 from the factory. Several 2018 owners have reported having the version.Sync 3 version 3 build 17296 is for the radio. Ypue are correct Ford just released a new version of Sync 3. If you go to the Ford Owners website and enter your Vin it will let you know if you neeed an update.......
Remember that map updates with the prior MFT system were also not free. The maps are not Ford's property. The map info is owned and a copyright of Telenav and supplied to Ford for use in their system. Perhaps at a later date there will be a system in place whereby you can order and pay for the updates online so that you can download a new version to your Explorer by VIN number.Ford is crazy. Allows you to update your firmware at home but can't do the maps lol what a joke. How much does Ford charge? I would never pay since I have Google Maps with AA but just curious.