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2021 SYNC 3 NAV map update.

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17 hours ago, bbf2530 said:

 

Hi Muzicman. No.

 

As BL stated, there is a license file tied to the individual vehicle VIN, which is necessary for the installation. You would not have that license file for your 2017 Fusion, so the installation would fail.

 

Good luck.

 

Yah, I figured they had a way to prevent that from working.  Sucks I never got a complimentary update for my Fusion.

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I updated the maps on my 2017 Explorer with no problem

I went from 1.15 to 2.20

took about 90 minutes to complete

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Really debating on whether to do the 5 year subscription or the one time update.  How often does Ford typically update their maps?  I figure I need 3 updates in 5 years to make it worthwhile.

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6 hours ago, Muzicman61 said:

Really debating on whether to do the 5 year subscription or the one time update.  How often does Ford typically update their maps?  I figure I need 3 updates in 5 years to make it worthwhile.

 

HI Muzicman. Ford/Lincoln release updated NAV map versions annually.

 

The NAV map updates are usually released/offered around mid-July/early August of each year. The update was a little late this year, likely due to the pandemic.

 

For everyone's information: The 5 year subscription cost is $199 for the 5 digital download version and $239 for the 5 mailed USB version.

The single year update via digital download is $109 and the mailed USB update is $149.

 

So if a Lincoln/Ford owner forecasts they will update 2 or more times in 5 years, it is less expensive to order the 5 year subscription.

If you think you will only update once in 5 years, order the single year update.

 

And my opinion: For those not entirely comfortable with computers, downloading/transferring files etc., pay the extra $40 and order the USB version. Especially if ordering the 5 year subscription. At the very least, you get troubleshooting/tech support (which you do not get with the straight digital download), you will not have to worry about downloading/transferring files etc., plus you will wind up with 5 extra USB flash drives for your own personal use in the end.

If comfortable with your computer skills, get the download, but realize they offer no troubleshooting support for the digital downloads, if there is a problem.

 

Here is the SYNC 3 NAV map update website: https://syncnavigation.com/lincoln/home

 

Let us know how you make out and good luck.

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All good info.  I had wondered if you could skip a year.  I went the USB route for reasons bbf2530 listed.  Even at that I received a corrupted USB.

Ford replaced with no hassle.

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On 10/8/2021 at 5:03 PM, radarxxx said:

All good info.  I had wondered if you could skip a year.  I went the USB route for reasons bbf2530 listed.  Even at that I received a corrupted USB.

Ford replaced with no hassle.

 

Just curious, how large was the USB drive?  I figure not much larger than whatever the size of the files are.  Perhaps 16GB?

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2 hours ago, Muzicman61 said:

 

Just curious, how large was the USB drive?  I figure not much larger than whatever the size of the files are.  Perhaps 16GB?

 

 

I plugged in last year's USB and it indicates 3.20 GB free of 14.7 GB.  

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