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FordPass SmartLink for 2010 or Newer Fords – Coming This Summer at Borgman Ford

March 27th, 2018


Enjoy Better Connectivity While Cruising West Michigan

Since FordPass was introduced, Borgman has been very impressed with the “cool-factor” of being able to remotely start, lock, unlock, and locate your new Ford using a smartphone. However, we know there are a lot of Ford drivers in Grand Rapids and West Michigan that would like this feature, but FordPass wasn’t an option when they bought their vehicle. That’s why we’re so pleased to announce that Ford is making FordPass available to this summer to anyone driving a 2010-17 Ford with their FordPass SmartLink device!

This enables owners of non-modem-equipped 2010 through 2017 Ford vehicles to extend the range of their key fob to their smartphone. It also provides a Wi-Fi hotspot, vehicle health monitoring, plus security and location alerts. This article published by Ford tells more, check out an excerpt below.

Upgrade Connected Features On Your Older-Model Ford With New Fordpass Smartlink, Available Nationwide Mid-2018

Millions of customers can soon upgrade the connectivity in their older-model Ford vehicles to include a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, smartphone control of existing key fob features, vehicle health and security alerts, and vehicle location tracking.

Using a simple device that plugs into the OBD II port below the steering wheel, the new FordPass SmartLink experience gives owners of 2010-17 model year Ford vehicles those connectivity features normally available only on newer vehicles equipped with modems.

“Vehicle connectivity has improved at a rapid rate in recent years,” said Frederiek Toney, president, Global, Ford Customer Service Division. “We believe offering an affordable way for our customers to upgrade their older-model vehicles to include more modern technology will improve their ownership experience for years to come.”

FordPass SmartLink is available exclusively through Ford dealerships nationwide starting in mid-2018 and is the latest example of Ford’s aggressive connected vehicle plan. By 2019, 100 percent of Ford’s new U.S. vehicles will be built with connectivity.

With more than two years of research and development invested, FordPass SmartLink engineers, in collaboration with Aptiv and Verizon Connect, have worked to make the technology function seamlessly on 2010-17 Ford vehicles.

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Interested in FordPass? Visit Borgman Ford in Grand Rapids!

Borgman Ford is here to help you stay better-connected while cruising around Grand Rapids and West Michigan this summer. Whether you’d like to upgrade your current Ford with FordPass features or browse our selection of New 2018 Ford Vehicles, our staff is here to make sure all of your questions are answered and will always give you a Fair Trade Deal.

If you’d like to experience FordPass yourself, please stop by anytime for a visit – we’d be happy to assist you! While you’re here, feel free to take your favorite vehicle out for a test drive, or on an extended one if you’d like with our Day Trader Program. Come see what makes Borgman the Best in the West!


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