Ford is a company that has demonstrated a significant commitment to safety. MyKey is one of the great systems Ford has to offer. This great feature is included standard on many vehicles in the company’s lineup. So how does Ford MyKey work?
Ford MyKey allows parents to set restrictions for learning drivers. When the programmed key is inserted into the ignition, the car is able to recognize it and implement restrictions associated with that key.
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MyKey offers different driving modes that provide different restrictions or warnings. The Belt-Minder setting provides a six-second reminder chime every 30 seconds until the front occupants of the vehicle faster their seat belts. This setting also mutes the radio and displays the message “Buckle Up to Unmute Radio.” MyKey also allows owners to block stations marked as “explicit” by Sirius Satellite Radio. The max audio volume on the stereo system can be set at 44 percent.
Through the Top Speed Settings, owners can restrict the top speed of the vehicle. The system offers four different speed settings: 65,70, 75 or 80 miles per hour. Warning chimes will sound at 45, 55 and 65 miles per hour.
MyKey can be set to provide a “low fuel” warning at 75 miles to empty, instead of the standard 50 miles to empty warning. The safety system can also be used to ensure that safety systems like parking aids and blind-spot warnings systems cannot be deactivated.
If you would like to try out a MyKey-equipped Ford car, truck or crossover, we can help you out here at Brandon Ford. Take a look at our selection to learn more, or come on in and take your next great new car for a test drive.