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How do I activate my Ford vehicle to use FordPass®*?

Before you begin, ensure the following pre-conditions are met:

  • Your vehicle must be equipped with the FordPass® Connect** embedded modem.
  • Your vehicle must be added to FordPass

To Activate Your Vehicle: 

  1. Open the FordPass App.
  2. Navigate to the Home landing page.
  3. Tap Activate Vehicle.
  4. The app will direct you to access your vehicle. 
  5. Start your vehicle.
  6. Leave it in Park and keep your vehicle running.
  7. A message will appear on your vehicle screen.
  8. Accept the activation confirmation pop-up.
  9. Open FordPass and navigate to the Home landing page.


  • The Remote Commands should appear below your vehicle.
  • If you purchased a used vehicle with FordPass Connect from a private seller, make sure you perform a master reset of the system and then create a FordPass account, or login with an existing account.
  • If you experience issues with your activation, try the troubleshooting steps or contact a Guide for additional support. 

Additional Information

How do I authorize another user?
How do I remove user access from my vehicle?
What is the FordPass Connect modem?

*FordPass App is compatible with select smartphone platforms and available via download. Data rates may apply.

**FordPass Connect enables connected services and is available on selected vehicles or vehicles with navigation. FordPass Connect will be enabled at time of vehicle delivery. You may choose to opt in/out of certain data sharing. Data coverage and service is not available everywhere. Data rates may be incurred. FordPass and Connected Car Privacy Policies apply, available on your local Ford website. uses cookies and similar technologies on this website to improve your online experience and to show tailored advertising to you.

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