Ford MyKey® Overview

October 31st, 2018 by

Ford MyKey® encourages responsible and safe driving. This type of technology is ideal for parents of teenagers just learning to drive. This will help any driver develop and sustain good driving habits. Visit Sheridan Ford to learn how MyKey® works in the cars on our lot.

You can choose to program any key (as long as you have chosen this option). To program Ford MyKey®, simply go through your Ford vehicles message center and select your preferred driving modes and other options. This information will save to the key’s transponder chip.

What kind of restrictions and driving modes can you apply?

  • Belt-Minder®: Every 30 seconds, a 6-second reminder chime reminds the driver and front passenger to put on their seatbelts. The audio is muted when the alert goes off and both occupants cannot unmute the audio until they fasten their seatbelts.
  • Top Speed Settings: Cap the maximum speed at either 65 mpg, 70 mph, 75 mph or 80 mph. You may also set reminder alerts at 45 mph, 55 mph and 65 mph to alert the driver they are approaching their max top speed.
  • Screened Radio Content: When you’re Ford vehicle is equipped with Sirius® Satellite Radio, you can screen content that is rated explicit and block it.
  • Earlier low-fuel warning: Instead of receiving a low-fuel warning at 50 miles to empty, receive an alert at 75 miles to empty. This allows you more time to find a gas station and fuel up and allows you to avoid running out of gas in a more remote area.

Additionally, helpful features like Park Aid, BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert and AdvanceTract® cannot be deactivated. These features also promote safe driving.

To avoid distractions, like a loud radio, you can also restrict the maximum volume to 44% of the top volume allowed.

While this technology is perfect for new drivers, it is also perfect for companies and organizations with fleet drivers to promote safe driving habits among their employees.

Go see Joe at Sheridan Ford to learn more about this technology and the Ford vehicles you can program it on.

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