How do I start my Ford vehicle?

FordPass®* offers numerous convenient ways to effortlessly start your journey, including starting your vehicle. Start options will vary, as they are - year, make, model, and trim level specific. See the options below for more details.

Manual Start Options

  • Key Fob - The most traditional way of starting your vehicle. This requires your key fob to be inserted into the ignition and turned in order for the engine to turn on.
  • Push-Start - Also known as Intelligent Access Key, once the vehicle detects the fob inside the cabin, depress the brake and press the vehicle's Start button.

Remote Start Options

  • Key Fob – using your properly equipped key fob, you are able to select the lock button followed by your remote start button twice (has the 2x icon). This key sequence should cause your headlamps to flash two times and your engine to start.
  • SYNC/FordPass® Connect** - The original remote start in FordPass. Press and hold on the Start icon located on the Home landing screen.
  • Phone As A Key™*** - Offered on select model vehicles, press and hold the Start icon located on the Phone as a Key landing page.

Additional Information

How do I use Remote Start with FordPass?
How do I use Phone As A Key?
What do I do if my keys are locked in my vehicle and I cannot use FordPass?

*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), the FordPass App, and Complimentary Connected Services are required for remote features (see FordPass Terms for details). Connected Services and features depend on compatible AT&T network availability. Evolving technology/cellular networks/vehicle capability may limit functionality and prevent operation of connected features. Connected services exclude Wi-Fi hotspot.

***Feature is available on select vehicles. Features may vary based on model year, trim, options, packages, and supply availability. Use the Build and Price tool to view feature availability on current models. If you have questions or need more information, reference your Owner’s Manual or contact your Ford Dealer. Driver-assist features are supplemental and do not replace the driver’s attention, judgment, and need to control the vehicle. Refer to your Owner’s Manual for details and limitations.