Ford MyKey System Great For Parents of Young Drivers

By Admin | Posted in Technology on Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 at 4:58 pm
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How To Program the Ford MyKey System

A few years ago Ford introduced the MyKey system, which allows parents to set limitations on their Ford vehicle to keep young drivers from driving recklessly. The limitations are only implemented when a certain key is in the ignition, meaning that the full range of capabilities can be accessed when the primary key is inserted. The MyKey system is made standard on many Ford models now, so to assist you in setting up the limitations, we’re providing you with all the information you need to know regarding how to program the Ford MyKey system.

As we said, Ford MyKey is great for parents who share their vehicle with their teenagers, as a number of systems can be limited to help promote good driving habits. Among the systems that can be specifically programmed are the seatbelts, speed and maximum audio volume. Before we get to all of the information you need about programming the Ford MyKey system, we thought it may be helpful to take a look at all of features of the MyKey system, so that you know exactly what the technology is capable of.

ford-mykey-message-center--buckle-up_100180570_sThe belt-minder feature helps to make sure that your teenagers and their passengers have their seatbelts on at all times. The belt-minder emits a six-second reminder chime every 30 seconds and also mutes the audio until the front passengers buckle their seatbelts. The top speed of the vehicle can also be limited to four different speeds—65, 70, 75 or 80 mph—with chimes sounding at 45, 55 and 65 mph. This really helps to keep teenagers from driving recklessly. Finally, the radio volume can be set to a desired maximum and if your Ford is equipped with Sirius Satellite Radio, stations labeled as “explicit” can be blocked.

Now, let’s get to programming the Ford MyKey system. Even if you’re not technologically advanced, setting up the MyKey system is extremely easy. First, determine which of your two keys will be your MyKey and which will be the administrator key. Once chosen, turn on the car with the MyKey fob in the proper fob slot. Then tap through the message center and choose the MyKey section. Then, simply follow the instructions. Once your preferred settings are selected, turn off the engine and remove the key fob. The Ford MyKey system is now programmed.

We told you that the programming process was easy. If you do come across any questions about how to program the Ford MyKey system, be sure to get in touch with us here at Matt Ford. We have helped many Kansas City residents program their MyKey system and are more than happy to help you with any questions that you have. If you would prefer to have us program the MyKey system for you, simply bring your vehicle to our showroom and we will walk you through the steps.

For more information on topics such as how to program the Ford MyKey system, be sure to check out th rest of the Matt Ford blog, where we have a ton of useful information about new and upcoming vehicles in our inventory, as well as tips and tricks to explain exactly how to get the most out of your Ford. If you’re looking for a vehicle equipped with the Ford MyKey system, be sure to check out our entire new car inventory where we have a ton of vehicles available with the technology. For more information about Ford MyKey, be sure to check out the video that we have provided below.