FordPass debuts on 2017 Escape
FordPass allows drivers to lock, unlock and locate their vehicle, and to schedule remote starts and check fuel level via a smartphone app.
For 16 years, Ford Escape has been a leader in the popular small SUV segment by bringing the latest in advanced technologies to customers.
The 2017 Escape will continue that leadership when it arrives in showrooms in May, featuring available SYNC Connect technology that gives FordPass members remote access to their vehicle from their mobile device.
SYNC Connect enables drivers to use the new FordPass platform to lock, unlock and locate their Escape, as well as schedule remote starts and check fuel level.
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SYNC Connect is included in the Technology Package on Escape SE and is a standard offering on Escape Titanium.
Owners enable SYNC Connect through a two-step verification process to protect personal information, confirming setup on both the app and vehicle touch screen.
The service is provided for five years at no cost to customers.
SYNC Connect makes its global debut on the 2017 Ford Escape, followed by the new Ford Fusion later this year. The platform will then migrate to the rest of the Ford lineup.