Can I drive my Ford while it is updating?

Algunas actualizaciones se pueden realizar mientras el vehículo está circulando, mientras que otros requieren que esté apagado. Select your SYNC version below to learn more.

Ford Power-Up software updates - SYNC®*4/4A

  • Some updates will happen seamlessly in the background while you are driving.
  • Non-drivable updates require your vehicle to be turned off while updating. Most complete within minutes, while others may take longer**. You should schedule the update to occur when you do not need to drive your vehicle, such as overnight.

SYNC updates - SYNC 3 and previous versions of SYNC

Wi-Fi (SYNC 3 required)

You can drive and use SYNC during the update. 

Flash drive (SYNC 3 and previous versions of SYNC)

 Your vehicle must be in park when you initiate the SYNC update installation process. Make sure your vehicle is in a well-ventilated area as your vehicle must remain running until the update is complete. Once the download process starts, you may drive your vehicle. 

Información Adicional

Is there a cost to update SYNC?
Can I upgrade to a new SYNC system?

*Don’t drive while distracted. Usa sistemas operados por voz cuando sea posible; no uses dispositivos portátiles mientras conduces. Es posible que algunas características estén desactivadas cuando el vehículo está en marcha. No todas las características son compatibles con todos los teléfonos.

**Always check your in-vehicle screen or FordPass app for the most accurate estimated update time.