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  1. Ford has officially released an update for Sync 3.4 (v21194) that fixes the issues with Sirius/Travel Link. I updated via USB and everything worked except it will not give me the XML file to report the install. Also ran the wifi update and it still does not report as up to date in Ford’s system. NOTE: This update is not for older vehicles that can only get Sync 3.0.
  2. If you just got the vehicle, do a Master Reset if you have not already done so. This will wipe out all of the settings from the previous owner(s) and let you start fresh. If that does not help, I would get the system updated to the latest for your vehicle to see if the problem continues. Sometimes, the hardware just needs a clean restart so removing the appropriate fuse or disconnecting the battery could help. If you disconnect the battery, be sure to check your owners manual for things to be aware of when changing the battery. You mentioned it is not a USB cable problem, but not sure how you eliminated that at a possible cause. Wifi updates on Sync 3.0 are iffy at best. I just turned off wifi and always go with the USB update. When you do the USB update, be sure to carefully follow the directions and ignore the early Update Complete messages. Leave the USB inserted until the updates are really done and the system no longer restarts on its own. The update can take about an hour or so depending on the vehicle.
  3. The latest available for Sync 3.0 is 3.0.20204. Check the Ford site using the VIN to be sure it is available for the 2016, but I believe it should be. There are ways to get 3.4 for that vehicle by going around Ford, but it would not be supported by Ford. As previously mentioned, it would be best to stick with 3.0.
  4. 4.4 uploaded and sent you a reply
  5. No problem. Just let me know when you have something set up for me to drop it.
  6. My 4.4 is EE28245.8.14262_sp0 You are welcome to a copy of the 4.4 and/or 4.6. If you can set up a web location for me to drop it, just let me know.
  7. Master Reset will not take the system back to the original version, it just takes the settings back to default. The currently installed version will remain. Have you got the Bluetooth streaming to work yet? (See my post above.) If so, do you get the song data displayed? If not displaying the song data, then you have prior to 4.4. I have versions 4.4 & 4.6 from my 2011 Mariner which I can share with you (4.4 recommended). Of course, using it would be at your own risk since it was not downloaded for your specific vehicle. Though, I have shared it with others who were able to successfully update their system. What phone(s) are you using with Sync?
  8. Hi Python63, I have a 2011 Mariner which is the same as the Escape. As long as the hardware is in good shape, bluetooth streaming should work. I have no problems with our iPhone 13 nor did I with the older iPhone Xr and iPhone 7. Though I cannot speak to any other phones or OS. Have you tried activating bluetooth using the voice button on the steering wheel and telling Sync ‘Bluetooth Audio’? The latest versions added the song data to the display. Though the latest (4.6) disables some Siri (and possibly other similar assistants) functionality while connected to the vehicle via bluetooth. For that reason I rolled mine back to version 4.4. Check the manuals for functionality. I would do a master reset which will remove all phones and set the defaults back to factory with whatever version happens to be installed and then you are starting fresh. If you still have issues with bluetooth, you can also try pulling the fuses for Sync or disconnecting the car battery for a short time to let the hardware reset. This does not remove any settings like the master reset does. EDIT: You can also get to bluetooth audio using the menu system from the radio buttons. It seems the only way to toggle to it from the steering wheel media button is if it is already active. For example, you have bluetooth audio playing, you can use the steering wheel media button to change to the radio and use it again to go back to bluetooth.
  9. alcohenusa

    Indexing USB then nothing.

    The map files vary somewhat depending on your Sync version. 2.20 maps files: For my 2018 Fusion with Sync 3.0, it is 12.9GB. There are 7 files in the SyncMyRide folder and 2 files in the root folder (autoinstall.lst and DONTINDX.MSA). For my 2020 Ranger with Sync 3.4, it is 12.3 GB. There are 14 files in the SyncMyRide folder and 2 in the root folder (autoinstall.lst and DONTINDX.MSA). Then you need to download the License file and place it in the SyncMyRide folder. Sync update files also vary depending on what Ford thinks your existing version is and what you are updating to. The Sync 3.4 update for my 2020 Ranger is 1.8 GB with 7 files in the SyncMyRide folder and the same 2 files as above in the root. This was going from 3.4.20282 to 3.4.21194. The Sync update for my 2018 Fusion was only 417MB with 4 files in the SyncMyRide folder and the same 2 files as anove in the root. This was going from 3.0.19205 to 3.0.20204. While many users have successfully done this on a mac, you may consider using a windows pc to build your USB if you continue to have issues.
  10. alcohenusa

    Indexing USB then nothing.

    Sounds like your USB is not set up properly. It should not be trying to index the USB. Did you build it using windows or mac? Some users have had issues on macs getting the USB properly configured. Check the instructions that you can download from the maps site and make sure it is set up exactly as instructed.
  11. alcohenusa

    Sign recognition and maps

    Some US Ranger (and probably other vehicle) owners have enabled this function via forscan. It adds settings in the Instrument Panel (IP) for how much over the limit you want a warning and then flashes on the IP. The vehicle has to have the right hardware for it to work.
  12. Actually, 2016s did come with Sync 3. I know my friend’s 2016 Edge has it. It may not have been available in all models though, but not sure about that. I also did not see where the OP said he has a Fusion but maybe so. Anyway, here is an article (there are others) talking about the update that came out to allow CarPlay and Android Auto to be used on 2016 Sync 3. The 2016s did not originally allow CarPlay and AA. They also needed a new USB hub to support CarPlay. https://9to5mac.com/2017/05/19/ford-carplay-models/
  13. alcohenusa

    2021 SYNC 3 NAV map update.

    I had helped a friend update his 2019 F250 which interestingly only gets Sync 3.0. He got a free update and it was 2 20. After seeing that be successful, I bit the bullet and purchased the 5 year subscription for my 2018 Fusion. Just finished that update and it is also 2 20.
  14. alcohenusa

    2021 SYNC 3 NAV map update.

    I can confirm that this map update is providing NA 220. I know the web site says it is 120, but it is really 220, even for Sync 3.0 vehicles.
  15. alcohenusa

    2021 SYNC 3 NAV map update.

    I received an email from ALOM to re-download the maps. It looks like a generic email for anyone that may have received the wrong files.
  16. alcohenusa

    2021 SYNC 3 NAV map update.

    I re-downloaded this morning and got an updated file. The files within the zip have newer date/time stamps. I am somewhat skeptical that this is 100% correct but there is no way to tell for sure at the moment. The old file had a folder with the 119 version in the name. The new one just has the file structure without a version number. I am trading emails with ALOM about this and will post more info if/when I hear back from them. EDIT: No new info from ALOM other than the correct files will download now.
  17. alcohenusa

    2021 SYNC 3 NAV map update.

    And the best part of this is they are still providing 119 when you download! I sent an email asking what is going on. Last year they provided incorrect license files. Now they provide the wrong maps!
  18. alcohenusa

    2021 SYNC 3 NAV map update.

    I see they have now updated the web page to say NA120 is the current map. Earlier this morning it still said NA119.
  19. alcohenusa

    2021 SYNC 3 NAV map update.

    Well, the Web site has maps available again, but the main page still says it's NA1.19. And for my 2018, they are no longer free. A 5 year subscription is $199 for download and $239 for USB. A one time update is $109 for download and $149 for USB. While I really would like an update, I'm not going to pay for something that I may already have. If someone still has free updates, then please post what version you get.
  20. alcohenusa

    Sync 3.4.21194 Now Available from Ford

    I decided to re-download the update from the Ford site and noticed they made a small change to the Autoinstall file. All the files are now dated 8/30/2021 instead 8/27/2021. I re-ran the update and got the XML file. I uploaded to Ford and now the site shows I am up to date!
  21. alcohenusa

    Sync 3.4.21194 Now Available from Ford

    Ford web site still says to upload the xml file. In any case, the site still says I have the 21194 update available even after doing the wifi scan and the car reports back as up to date. They just can’t get this process right. It shouldn’t be this hard…. But at least everything functionally works in the car.
  22. alcohenusa

    Problem with update

    This looks to be part of the 2.20 Map update which is only available using the wifi method (and I believe only 3.4 users are getting it, at least for now). There are about 13 individual files and it will take a while for all of them to download and install. Sync will report that the maps are 2.20 some time prior to all of the files being installed.
  23. alcohenusa

    No navigation audio

    I never saw a Siri button on Sync 3 either except in Carplay (though I never really used the very early versions of Sync 3 much). I do know that in older versions it would show up on the Carplay screen in what looked like the old style Apple Home button. In the current Carplay, Siri is activated by pressing the set of very small buttons in the lower left corner of the screen. But, the OP says that he never uses Carplay so I don’t know what to say at this point. He also says that the Voice button will not activate Siri either. Maybe a master reset and deleting/re-creating the bluetooth connection on the phone is in order??? And, getting back to the original issue of no voice guidance in Navigation, I have to assume he is using the built-in Ford Navigation. That issue really sounds as though that either the volume for navigation is turned down or it is muted.
  24. alcohenusa

    No navigation audio

    Hi ksquared, Works on my 2018 Fusion after about 3 seconds with the same release you have. I also know others with older vehicles where it works. I would try shutting down everything including the phone and give it another shot. Also, have you tried using Apple Carplay? It requires the phone to be plugged in to the USB. Though, with your Edge being a 2016, it may need a USB port upgrade to support Carplay
  25. alcohenusa

    No navigation audio

    Hey ksquared, Are you just activating the standard Sync prompts with the Voice button? You should be able to activate Siri by holding down the Voice button for 3-5 seconds.
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