Ford Escape: Using MyKey with Remote Start Systems - MyKey - Locks and Security - Ford Escape Owner's ManualFord Escape: Using MyKey with Remote Start Systems

MyKey is not compatible with non-Ford approved aftermarket remote start systems. If you choose to install a remote start system please see your authorized dealer for a Ford approved remote start system.

When using a Ford-approved remote start system, the default settings will recognize the remote start system as an additional admin Key with its associated privileges. You should program the remote start system as a MyKey in addition to the key that you have already programmed as a MyKey . To program the remote start system as MyKey , do the following:

1. Enter the vehicle and close all doors.
2. Remote start the vehicle using a remote start fob.
3. Follow steps 1-4 in the Create a MyKey section.

Note: For all vehicles, the number of MYKEY(S) PROGRAMMED or ADMIN KEYS PROGRAMMED that is displayed in the MyKey System Status menus will include the remote start system as an additional key in the total count. See the Check MyKey System Status section.

Note: For all vehicles with remote start installed, it is possible to program all original vehicle keys as MyKeys , in which case, you will need to use your remote start system to reset all MyKeys as admin keys by doing the following:

1. Enter the vehicle, close all doors.
2. Remote start the vehicle using your remote start fob.
3. Follow Steps 1-4 in the Clear MyKey section.

Troubleshooting

Power door locks

    Check MyKey System Status
    The vehicle’s message center system check will provide the status of the following MyKey parameters: • MYKEY MILES — This odometer only tracks mileage when a MyKey is used. If mileage does ...

    Power door locks
    • Press the control to unlock all doors. • Press the control to lock all doors. ...

    See also:

    Precautions on seat belt usage
    If you are wearing your seat belt properly adjusted, and you are sitting upright and well back in your seat with both feet on the floor, your chances of being injured or killed in an accident ...

    Tpms inflation pressure compensation
    If your vehicle is fitted with 18, 19 or 20 inch wheels with TPMS, they can be replaced with 17 inch wheels with TPMS, so enabling the use of snow chains or traction devices. Tyre pressures of veh ...

    Important safety notes
    The fuses in your vehicle serve to close down faulty circuits. If a fuse blows, all the components on the circuit and their functions stop operating. WARNING Only use fuses approved by Merced ...