The FordPass and Lincoln Way Apps are a must-have for your vehicles. Both are very similar and have some amazing features and benefits to owners, so let us take a deeper dive into how they can improve your Ford or Lincoln ownership experience.

Functions of FordPass

For starters, your vehicle must be running on the SYNC 3 or SYNC 4 system, and ensure your smartphone will be compatible. Then follow these steps...


From there, you will be welcomed with some basic functions such as locking, unlocking, and starting your vehicle (must be FordPass Connect-equipped with remote features). See How to Activate Fordpass Connect | for full list of compatible vehicles.

You’ll then be able to check key vehicle information right from your phone including fuel range, odometer, vehicle location via satellite, engine oil life, tire pressure status, roadside assistance, and a WiFi hotspot for up to 10 devices. You can even schedule remote starts – which will be very useful in Ottawa’s brutal winters. You can use the in-app map to locate nearby dealers, parking, fuel, charging stations and more. Being a member also enables you to receive the latest Ford news and events and private offers.

Functions of Lincoln Way

While Lincoln Way has a very similar user interface and shares many of them same functions as FordPass, there are some differences that are exclusive to Lincoln owners. Once downloaded, you must create an account and a PIN for added security, and then sync your device to the in-vehicle touchscreen.

The home screen will give vehicle information and statuses like FordPass with the added ability to access the Lincoln Concierge to schedule the complimentary Lincoln Pickup & Delivery. You will have map access like FordPass, and a Help menu for self-help questions about your vehicle, a live chat/call option for the Concierge, and 24/7 Roadside Assistance.

One unique feature of Lincoln Way is to use all the functionality of the Lincoln key fob on your phone. Not limited to locking/unlocking and starting the engine, Phone As A Key allows truck release, temporary valet codes and more. This virtual key fob can then be downloaded to your Lincoln Way App.


Finally, both FordPass and Lincoln Way have a built-in rewards programs – FordPass Rewards and Lincoln Access Rewards. Both allow you to earn and redeem your rewards toward future services, accessories, or future vehicle purchases, as well as receive the latest news programs and exclusive offers. When you buy or lease a new vehicle, you’ll earn 40,000 and 60,000 points on Ford and Lincoln vehicles respectively, as long as you activate your vehicle within 60 days of purchase and remain active for at least 6 months after activation.

We hope this helps create a seamless ownership experience with your vehicles. For any questions or concerns, it’s best to reach out to our sales team and they guide you along the way!