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FordPass has so many ways to make your ownership experience better.

With the FordPass App you can:
• Access complimentary remote features like start/stop, lock/unlock, schedule a start, locate vehicle and vehicle status check for vehicles equipped with FordPass Connect™*
• Get Vehicle Health Alerts** when your Ford needs attention
• Track fuel level and oil life for vehicles with FordPass Connect*
• Get FordPass Rewards™ to earn and redeem Points for many things you already do with us, including vehicle maintenance and new vehicle purchases***
• Get 24/7 roadside assistance+
• Schedule service++
• Make secure payments with Ford Credit
• Call or chat with helpful FordGuides
• Enable My Journeys and see driving insights****
• View how-to videos
• Find gas stations, restaurants, parking‡ and more

Remote features available on select Model Year vehicles.

*FordPass Connect (optional on select vehicles), the FordPass App and complimentary Connected Service are required for remote features (see FordPass Terms for details). Connected service and features depend on compatible AT&T network availability. Evolving technology/cellular networks/vehicle capability may limit functionality and prevent operation of connected features. Connected service excludes Wi-Fi hotspot.

**Vehicle Health Alerts require SYNC 3 version or higher and a data connection via a mobile device or FordPass Connect.™ See SYNC interface, a dealer or a Ford Guide for more information.
Aftermarket on-board diagnostic devices may interfere with various vehicle systems, including Vehicle Health Report and Assist.® To avoid interference, remove the device or contact the device maker for more information on compatibility.

***Modem must be activated within 60 days of purchase through the FordPass App on a smartphone and remain active for at least 6 months after activation. Buyers of non-modem equipped vehicles will also receive Points for complimentary maintenance after enrollment. Visit a participating dealer for details.

****The Journeys feature uses mobile device location in the background to record your routes and other key driving events to provide you with insights on how you drove.

+Roadside assistance is included for certain owners and available to everyone for a per-service fee. Ford reserves the right to change program details without obligations.

++At participating dealers.

‡Available in select cities.


How to Program a Ford Key Fob

Are you driving a new Ford around Ontario, CA? Did you recently get a set of replacement car keys? Either way, you may be wondering how to program your Ford key fob. Luckily, Citrus Motors Ford has you covered! Remote key fobs provide quick and easy vehicle access, but you want to be sure yours is working properly. Follow the steps below in our Ford key fob programming guide!


Ford Key Fob Programming Instructions

Follow these instructions to learn how to program a Ford key fob. These instructions will allow you to confidently set out on any journey around Ontario, CA, knowing that your Ford key fob is functioning properly:

  1. Close all doors on your vehicle. Proceed to open the driver-side door, where you will press the UNLOCK button
  2. Turn the ignition from OFF to RUN 8 times, within 10 seconds. End on RUN the last time to enter programming mode.
  3. At this point, the door locks will lock and unlock. Note if the door locks do not do this. If they don&#;t lock and unlock, start over and turn the key faster. Unless the door locks cycle between lock and unlock, you may not have keyless entry.
  4. Within 8 seconds, push any button on your Ford remote to begin programming. The door locks will again cycle, which confirms keyless entry is programmed and ready for use.
  5. If you have a second remote Ford key fob, take that Ford remote and press any button within 8 seconds to begin the door lock cycle. Repeat for any other key fobs you have.
  6. When you have programmed all of your Ford key fobs, turn the ignition to OFF. The door locks will cycle one last time to confirm programming completion.


Ford Intelligent Access Key Programming Instructions

Do you have a Ford Intelligent Access key fob that you need to program? Whether you have a new or a spare Intelligent Access key, follow these instructions:

  1. Have your unprogrammed Intelligent Access key in the center console pocket, and keep two previously programmed keys inside the vehicle.
  2. Press the driver and passenger power door unlock control three times.
  3. Push down and release the brake pedal once.
  4. Again, press the driver and passenger power door unlock control three times.
  5. Push down and release the brake pedal once.
  6. At this point, the Start/Stop button indicator should flash quickly, signaling that you’ve entered programming mode.
  7. Within a minute, press the Start/Stop button.
  8. A message will appear on the message center display that the new key was programmed.
  9. Press the unlock key on the newly-programmed Intelligent Access key to exit the programming mode.
  10. Check the new key’s functionality.


Closeup of Ford Intelligent Access Key on car seat


Where to Get a Ford Key Fob Made?

Need to get a Ford key fob made? Wondering how much a Ford Escape replacement key costs? For all your questions about Ford keys, contact our Ford Parts Center. Lost your old Ford key? You can order a Ford key replacement with our helpful parts order form.


Get Auto Service at our Ontario, CA Ford Service Center

Need further assistance programming your Ford key fob? Have any other questions about Ford technology? Citrus Motors Ford&#;s Ford Service Center team is here to help! Schedule a Ford service appointment with our expert technicians and get your Ford truck, car or SUV taken care of today!

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The Smartphone Car Key Thing Needs To Stop

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People generally seem to be on board with the new Lincoln Aviator. I know I am. It looks great, is probably real comfortable and comes with a ton of power. But it also has a Phone As A Key feature, which is a terrible idea and a trend I wish automakers would drop altogether.

Lincoln’s Phone As A Key uses a Bluetooth connection to pair with your smartphone. Using the Lincoln app, the system “enables certain features using the embedded modem or Wi-Fi, from a distance, the low-energy connection works even in areas where there isn’t a cell signal, like an underground parking garage,” according to a press release.

It’s compatible with iPhones running iOS and up and Android phones. You can use the feature to unlock and lock the car, start the engine, open and close the windows and lift-gate, view car info and enable valet mode. The Aviator has 11 antennas in order to pick up the signal. Eleven!

There’s also a backup ignition passcode customers can use if the phone gets lost or the battery dies. And the Phone As A Key can be deleted from a phone “easily” with the app if a phone goes missing.

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That all sounds fancy and high-tech, but what was so wrong with a plain, old car key that Lincoln felt the need to develop this feature? A car key is simple. It’s a physical thing you can hold in your hand and it’s only for your car. This new system sounds like it is needlessly complicated.

A car key will unlock or lock the car way more quickly than this app could. Think about the process.

  1. You fish the key out of your pocket or purse.
  2. With the key in your hand, you push the button. Muscle memory dictates that you don’t even need to look down to hit the unlock button.

And boom! You’re done. Two steps. Only one hand required.

How many steps are there for the phone key?

  1. You fish the phone out of your pocket or purse.
  2. You must unlock the phone first.
  3. You locate the Lincoln app and open it.
  4. You must look at your phone screen to hit the unlock button because you aren’t able to feel where it is.

That’s two times as many steps, and arguably requiring both your hands. That, friends, is inefficiency.

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Sure, it’s handy being able to open and close the windows and check the remaining gas mileage while away from the car, but those are all superfluous things that can wait until you’re in the driver’s seat.

On top of that, I think it’s safe to say that we are all on our phones way too much. Checking your phone has become the new societal yawn. If you see someone using their phone, then you get the urge to pull out your phone. Look up once in a while, man! See where you’re going. Enjoy the scenery. Don’t let Lincoln give us yet another reason to have our faces sucked into the little rectangles that own every other aspect of our lives.

This phone key feature was probably the thing I liked least when I spent almost a week with the Tesla Model 3. It was just too slow of a process. Too much hassle. Evidently, I wasn’t alone in my feelings because eventually, Tesla did start selling Model 3 key fobs.

Thankfully, the Aviator seems like it will come with a regular key because the phone key is just a feature, not a standard. Keys are good, especially ones that actually go into the ignition. We need to stop tying cars to smartphones. It’s better not to rely on one piece of technology for all of your daily needs. Keep it simple, and keep it analog if you can.

Maybe we should just say screw it and bring back number pads.

Update Aug. 21, , p.m. EST: A Lincoln spokesperson reached out to clarify the Phone As A Key Option can be used without taking the phone out of a pocket. If the phone is within range of the Aviator, all the owner needs to do is reach out and grab the door handle.

So, yes, this makes it less complicated than a normal key.

I still am not comfortable with the idea of giving the phone yet another very personal responsibility, though. 


You can turn your phone into your car key (Mustang Mach E)

The Mustang Mach-E's digital key is the best new car feature in years


The Ford Mustang Mach-E has a lot of exciting and useful features. From the gorgeous design to the enormous sunroof to the mile all-electric range, the Mach-E is a technological tour-de-force—even if Mustang purists wail about it not being a real Mustang

SEE: The CIO's guide to quantum computing (free PDF) (TechRepublic)

Mustang or not, the Mach-E is a tech-filled beast. Last week I wrote about the fantastic plug-and-charge feature that allows drivers to pull up to an Electrify America charging station and plug in a charger, and walk away without needing to open up an app or tap on a single screen. I love features that save you time and hassle.

The Mach-E's digital key ticks both those boxes while being incredibly clever besides. It isn't an ultra-wideband digital key implementation or anything new and cutting edge—those are still a little ways off—but in my testing this week, the Bluetooth-powered phone as a key setup is reliable and dead simple to use. And there's even a clever backup plan if your phone dies.

Here's how it works.


After you've done the necessary steps like buying a Ford Mustang Mach-E and purchased a smartphone, download the FordPass app from the Apple or Google Play app stores.

Then, when you're sitting in your Mach-E with the car turned on, a "Set Up Phone As A Key" button will appear on the FordPass screen on your phone. After a series of straightforward prompts, your phone will connect to the car via Bluetooth and you'll be off. It takes 30 seconds and is so simple I won't even bother to walk you through it.

After a week with the Mach-E, I can say that I never once wished I had a key with me. The car would automatically recognize my phone when I walked up to the car, just as it would if I had the key fob. The lights would turn on and the door open button (which looks a bit like an old school iPhone home button) would glow.

Push the button and the door pops open. Then, once you step inside, a quick push of the start/stop button and the car comes to life. There is no indication that you don't have a key with you and the experience is totally seamless.

But what if your phone dies? This is where the Ford really shines.


Just about every Ford and Lincoln sold over the past few decades has had a feature called the SecuriCode keypad and owners absolutely love it. It's a series of five weatherproof buttons on the driver's door that allow owners to enter a code and unlock their cars without a key.

Among other things, it's handy for letting folks lock their cars while engaging in action sports like swimming, hiking or bicycling without worrying about losing their keys or being locked out of their car. It also lets you lock your car while it's running, avoiding the embarrassing spectacle of having your car stolen because you wanted the heat to run while you ran into Starbucks.

SEE: General Motors and 7 EV charging networks are trying to solve the biggest challenge to electric car adoption (TechRepublic)

But it serves a key purpose as a phone-as-a-key backup solution. If your phone dies, obviously the Bluetooth connection to the car won't be possible. But you can tap your preset SecuriCode in (the keypad is weatherproof and even works through gloves, if they're thin enough) and the car immediately unlocks.

But, of course, it won't start because you don't have a key:


But Ford has thought of this, too. If you tap on the giant inch touchscreen vertical display mounted front-and-center in the center of the dash, a screen pops up asking you to enter a backup passcode that you set up during the initial configuration of the phone as a key feature.

It's not a simple four-digit PIN either. A full alphanumeric keyboard is available, so it's not so easy for someone to guess how to start your car and drive off with it.


If you enter the passcode correctly, the car thinks for a bit before displaying a cheerful "Password accepted" message and allowing you to press the brake and start button to fire up the car like normal. There's no degradation of the experience, either. Turning on the vehicle with the passcode, like with the smartphone key option, is identical to using the standard key fob.

It's not the most convenient way to start the vehicle, to be sure, but it adds less than a minute to the process so long as you're handy with an on-screen QWERTY-style keyboard. 

Whenever someone uses the password feature to start the car, it sends a notification via the FordPass app, lest your teenager tries to use the feature to sneak out without you knowing.


I was surprised how much I liked not carrying a key fob around after more than a decade of having one with me everywhere I went. I thought I was used to it, but it was so easy to leave behind that I didn't miss the extra weight at all.

Thanks to digital payment solutions like Apple Pay and mobile driver's licenses, pretty soon, I won't need to carry a wallet around. And thanks to Ford and digital keys, I won't need to have a fob to get into my car either. Who knew the future was going to lighten the load so much?

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The answer to your question is yes and no. All Ford branded vehicles will come with FordPass Connect in The FordPass system is similar to the system that Ford uses for Lincoln, LincolnWay, but I do not believe that it gives you the same features.

If I am not mistaken, FordPass will allow you to unlock the doors and start the truck, but it all has to be done from the app itself. LincolnWay allows the vehicle to connect to the phone as you approach and allows you to open and start without opening/using the app. Lincoln, being the higher end brand, gets the more trick tech.

This would be a great question for someone to ask at a test-drive event? Perhaps the version of FordPass will be more feature laden.
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FordPass: Using Your Phone as a Key

Coming first to the Mustang Mach-E and then rolling out to future models – this new-to-Ford feature enhances the customer’s ability to interact with their vehicle. Using their compatible and authorized smartphone.

Lets Customers Easily Use Their Smartphone as a Key Fob

Imagine having the ability to lock, unlock and even start a car – all without touching the key fob! Phone As A Key technology, debuting first in the Ford Lineup on the Mustang Mach-E, allows customers to replace their Intelligent Access key fob with their smartphone. Phone As A Key is standard on all Mach-E trim levels. Once the customer’s compatible, FordPass-established smartphone is connected to their activated FordPass Connect modem, the feature lets customers use their phone to:

  • Unlock and lock the doors
  • Start and drive the vehicle
  • Use the hands-free foot-activated power liftgate (when equipped)

Phone As A Key also has provisions for:

  • Lost or stolen smartphone
  • Smartphone dead battery
  • Valet attendant

Smartphone Requirements

In order to use Phone As A Key, the customer must have a compatible smartphone:

  • Apple iPhone 5s or newer with Apple iOS or newer
  • Android smartphone with Android OS or newer

How Does Phone As A Key Work?

The customer’s smartphone must be in their possession, and the phone’s Bluetooth must be on and within feet of the vehicle to do the following:

  • Unlock: Simply approach the vehicle and press the vehicle latch button to open the door
  • Start: Enter the vehicle, apply the brake and push the start button
  • Open the Liftgate: Either use the button located on the backside of the vehicle, or if equipped, use the hands-free, foot activated liftgate feature to conveniently access the cargo area
  • Lock: In addition to traditional methods, Walk Away Locking automatically locks the doors after the minute timer expires or when the most recently used smartphone is no longer detected

How to Setup Phone As A Key

  1. The following steps need to be completed before the Phone As A Key feature can be used. Sales Consultants can assist customers at the dealership with the process listed below:
  2. The customer must have the FordPass App downloaded on their eligible smartphone from the App Store or Google Play. They need to create an account or log in with an active account.
  3. Add the vehicle to FordPass by entering or scanning the VIN
  4. Next, using the SYNC 4A touchscreen, complete the steps required to activate FordPass Connect (modem)
  5. Select the “Phone As A Key Setup Required” button within FordPass and follow the prompts to activate the feature
  6. Use the customer’s smartphone to pair with the vehicle using Bluetooth. Once completed, the “Phone As A Key Complete” message will display, and the smartphone is ready to be used as a key.

Of course, if you have any questions, we will be more than happy to help you!

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The dream of using your phone to unlock your car door (instead of carrying around a bulging key fob) may be one step closer today: Samsung has announced partnerships with Audi, BMW, Ford, and Genesis to do just that, saying the feature may be available as soon as August And excitingly, those digital car keys should work with Apple iPhones and across other Android brands, too.

That’s because Samsung is part of multiple standards bodies that are working on the tech, including the the FiRa Consortium and the Car Connectivity Consortium, of which Apple is also a leading member. “You’ll even be able to share your digital key across smartphones, regardless of brand or platform,” Samsung’s Kevin Chung announced during the company’s Galaxy S21 event today.

Samsung says it’s trying to add additional car companies, too: “We’re actively working to expand our automobile partnerships with the goal of offering this feature across a wide variety of car makes and models,” the company added in a statement early this evening.

Unfortunately, it’s not yet clear which automakers will support the coolest, securest version of this tech: UWB. It uses small, standardized beacon-like pulses of low-power energy, preferably from multiple parts of your car at once, to figure out exactly where you are in relation to your car’s handle from a sizable distance away.

Samsung says with the new digital keys, “you’ll be able to unlock your car door when you reach it, no sooner, no later,” but I’m pretty sure it’s only referring to UWB there. The fallback is NFC, where you’d likely need to pull your phone out and tap it to your car, like you do with tap-to-pay NFC transactions today.

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Samsung also showed off how the tech can let you find your car in a crowded parking lot, with an augmented reality viewfinder it says it’s bringing to Samsung phones — but the fine print says it only works with UWB-equipped cars and UWB-enabled phones.

Every iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 comes with UWB now, but Samsung says only the Galaxy Z Fold 2, the new S21 Plus and S21 Ultra (so, not the S21?), and the “Galaxy Note 20+” (presumably referring to the Note 20 Ultra, which has UWB) will support the AR viewfinder.

Apple is also waiting for carmakers to adopt UWB and had to roll out its own version of digital car keys with NFC to start, and only on the BMW 5 Series. But BMW announced earlier today that it’ll support UWB, branded as “Digital Key Plus,” with the electric BMW iX.

Samsung’s also introducing a UWB-based tracking tag for finding your lost gadgets later this year, though — like the car keys — it’s starting off with a less impressive Bluetooth version instead that won’t let you locate them as precisely.

Update, PM ET: Added that Samsung is trying to rope in additional automakers, too.

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