How do I use BlueCruise*?

You can switch BlueCruise on or off using steering wheel controls after a one-time setup.

Check out the video to learn more about utilizing BlueCruise.

One-Time Setup

To set up BlueCruise:

  1. Download the FordPass®** App and add your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).
  2. Activate your FordPass Connect modem on your vehicle’s center screen display.
  3. Turn on Lane Centering with Hands-Free in the vehicle’s center screen display.
    1. Select Features (SYNC 4®††) or Settings (SYNC 4A).
    2. Tap Driver Assistance.
    3. Choose Adaptive Cruise Control.
    4. Select Lane Centering with Hands-Free.

Note: Enable Activation Prompts and Speed Sign Recognition or Predictive Speed Assist (depending on your SYNC menus) to maximize BlueCruise functionality.

Enabling Additional BlueCruise Features

To enable additional features available for BlueCruise versions 1.2 or later, toggle on In-Lane Repositioning and Lane Change Assist after enabling Lane Centering with Hands-Free

Once You are On the Road

To turn on BlueCruise in your vehicle:

  1. Select the Adaptive Cruise Control button Lane Assist button on steering wheel on your steering wheel.
  2. Make sure your Lane-Keeping System is on. If you do not see the icon on your instrument cluster , press the Lane Assist button Lane Assist button on steering wheel on your steering wheel to turn it on. 
  3. Your instrument panel will turn blue and the hands-free icon Hands-free icon from dash will appear when you enter a hands-free Blue Zone.
  4. Drive hands-free with your eyes on the road.

Turning Off BlueCruise

BlueCruise can be switched off by pressing the:

  • Brake pedal.
  • Lane Assist button.
  • Adaptive Cruise Control button.

Additional Information

What is BlueCruise hands-free driving?

*Available Feature. Ford BlueCruise requires a Connected Service plan, FordPass® App, and modem activation. Equipped Ford vehicles come with either a 90-day trial or a 3-year BlueCruise Connected Service plan, after which purchase is required. See for more details. BlueCruise driver-assist features are supplemental and do not replace safe driving or driver’s attention, judgment and need to control the vehicle. Only remove hands in a Hands-Free Blue Zone. Always watch the road and be prepared to resume control. See Owner’s Manual for details and limitations.

**The FordPass App, compatible with select smartphone platforms, is available through a free download. Message and data rates may apply.

FordPass Connect™, (optional on select vehicles), [SYNC Connect for 2017/2018 model year vehicles)], the FordPass App, and FordPass Connect Service are required for remote features (see FordPass Terms for details). Connected Service is now complimentary for remote features excluding Wi-Fi hotspots. Connected service and features depend on compatible AT&T network availability. Evolving technology/cellular networks/vehicle capability may limit functionality and prevent the operation of connected features.

††Don’t drive while distracted or while using handheld devices. Use voice-operated systems when possible. Some features may be locked out while the vehicle is in gear. Not all features are compatible with all phones.