How do I find my Ford vehicle's Electronic Serial Number (ESN)?

To locate your ESN, identify which generation of SYNC you have, then select the appropriate drop-down menu below.

You may need your ESN when contacting SiriusXM, or when attempting to update your SYNC navigation maps.


  • The ESN for SiriusXM and for navigation maps are different.
  • The ESN for SiriusXM should start with a V or a W.

Identifying Your Vehicle's SYNC Generation

There are two resources to help you identify your vehicle's SYNC generation:

  • SYNC and Navigation Updates page allows you to enter your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) or log in with your Ford credentials, and select Check for update. Your current SYNC generation will appear on the right-hand side of the page.
  • SYNC Visual Reference Guide has example images of each generation of SYNC Ford has offered.

Locating your ESN


  1. Tap the Home icon on your vehicle's SYNC screen.
  2. Press Settings.
  3. Tap General.
  4. Press About SYNC.

Your SYNC Serial Number (ESN) will be displayed.
SYNC serial number displayed in General menu of SYNC 4A


  1.  Press the Settings button on your vehicle's SYNC screen.
    sync 4 Settings button
  2. Tap General.
    sync 4 General button
  3. Touch About SYNC.
    About SYNC button
  4. Scroll down until you see SYNC Serial Number (ESN)
    SYNC Serial Number (ESN) location


 Option 1:

  1. Go to Settings on your vehicle's SYNC screen.
  2.  Select SIRIUS to view your ESN.

Option 2:

  1. Tap Audio on your vehicle's SYNC screen.
  2. Press SIRIUS.
  3. Tune the Satellite Radio to channel 0 to view your ESN.

Option 3:

  1. Go to Settings on your vehicle's SYNC screen.
    SYNC 3 Settings button
  2. Tap General.
    SYNC 3 Screen General
  3. Tap About SYNC.
    SYNC 3 About SYNC

Your ESN will be displayed.​​


SYNC with MyFord Touch

Tune to channel 0 to display your ESN.

SYNC with Voice-Activated Navigation

Next-Generation Navigation

  1. Press the Info button, which is a lowercase "i" with a square around it.
  2. Go to System Info on your vehicle's touchscreen to view your ESN.

P Version

  1. Press the Menu button on the left side of the screen.
  2. Use the touchscreen to access the System Information menu.
  3. Use the arrows on the touchscreen to locate the ESN.

SYNC Gen 1

Option 1:

Hold the SIRIUS and Preset 1 buttons together at the same time to view the ESN.

Option 2:

  1. Press the Menu button.
  2. Use the Up and Down arrows to scroll through the menu options until you see System Info.
  3. Tap Ok on this menu.
  4. Use the Up and Down arrows to view the ESN.

How do I get the latest Navigation map updates?
How do I adjust the Navigation volume?

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

Actual screens may vary. See your Owner’s Manual for information specific to your vehicle.

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