Ford technician upgrading an older Ford model

FordPass SmartLink Allows You to Upgrade Your Old Ford

Published on Mar 3, 2023 by Product Expert

*Note*-This article was written in 2018, and the smartlink upgrade has been discontinued since 2019.


There are many reasons why Ford always adds so many new features and capabilities to their models each and every new model year. But one of the big reasons for that is that Ford needs to give people a reason to trade in their older Ford models for something new, otherwise people would just keep driving their older Ford models year after year after year – because those older Ford models are just so capable, dependable and fun to drive. But this year, Ford has decided to help out those who have stayed loyal to their older Ford models for so many years, now allowing those models to be upgraded to include a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, enhanced smartphone control of existing key fob features, easy access to vehicle health and security reports, and upgraded vehicle location tracking capabilities. So, read on it you’ve got a non-modem-equipped 2010-2017 Ford model to find out how FordPass SmartLink allows you to upgrade your old Ford.

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How Can I Upgrade My 2010-17 Ford Model with the FordPass SmartLink Feature?

When you purchase a new Ford car, truck or SUV at Brandon Ford in Tampa, FL, you know you’re getting the very best the automotive industry has to offer in terms of power, efficiency, capability and dependability. Now, you’ll be able to upgrade your reliable old Ford thanks to the FordPass SmartLink feature. All you need to do is insert a simple device into the OBD II port under your steering wheel, and the FordPass SmartLink feature will give you all the connectivity features usually only available newer modem-equipped Ford models.

“Vehicle connectivity has improved at a rapid rate in recent years. We believe offering an affordable way for our customers to upgrade their older-model vehicles to include more modern technology will improve their ownership experience for years to come.” – Frederiek Toney, President, Global, Ford Customer Service Division

If you’d like to learn more about how you can upgrade your older Ford model, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our staff here at Brandon Ford in Tampa, FL.

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