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

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 generation, you can still check if your SYNC is operating on the latest software version. To check for software updates please visit and enter your VIN.

Additional Information

What do I do if I am having issues with SYNC?
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.