Can I upgrade the SYNC®* system to a newer SYNC system?

No, previous versions of SYNC hardware cannot be upgraded to a newer SYNC system. For example:

  • SYNC 4 cannot be upgraded to SYNC 4A.
  • SYNC 3 cannot be upgraded to SYNC 4 or 4A.
  • SYNC with MyFord Touch cannot be upgraded to SYNC 3.

Note: While you cannot upgrade to a newer SYNC system, you can still check if your SYNC is operating on the latest version. To check for software updates please visit and enter your VIN.

Additional Information

I am having issues with SYNC. What should I do?
How do I update the Navigation in my vehicle?
How do I identify my SYNC software version?

*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.