Now that it’s fall, it means that more and more teen drivers will be learning how to drive or are getting their own driver’s license. If you’re a worried parent, you should look into using Ford MyKey to help out while they’re still growing as a driver. Read on to learn how to Keep a Teen Driver Safe with Ford MyKey.
What Does Ford MyKey Do
Ford MyKey is meant to aid parents in encouraging responsible driving with teen drivers. Worried that your child might not be buckling up or is listening to music too loud? MyKey can give you the peace of mind that they’re driving responsibly!
Top Speed Settings: With Ford MyKey you can limit the vehicle to a top speed of 65, 70, 75 or 80 mph. Also, chimes will sound at 45, 55 and 65 mph to help alert the driver to how fast they’re going.
Seatbelt: If you’re concerned about seat belt usage, you can also set it so that the audio system is muted until both seats in the front buckle up. There’s also a six-second reminder chime every 30 seconds until they are.
Low-Fuel Warning: Keeping an eye on how much gas is left in a car is sometimes difficult for young or new drivers. MyKey allows you to set the vehicle to alert the driver when the tank is at 75 miles to empty.
How to Disable Ford MyKey
You can disable Ford MyKey by following the instructions in the owner’s manual and by using the admin key. Unless otherwise noted in the manual, many MyKey systems can be disabled by doing the following:
- Step 1: Turn on vehicle with admin key
- Step 2: Press and hold Setup until the screen displays “Press Reset to Clear MyKey”
- Step 3: Press and release reset button
- Step 4: When “Hold reset to confirm clear” is displayed, press and hold reset until “All MyKeys Cleared” has been displayed.
Interested in picking up a new Ford vehicle that can take advantage of the MyKey system? Swing on by to our dealership in Jacksonville, NC and ask to learn more about Ford MyKey, and which vehicles use it.