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I have a 2016 Ford Fusion Titanium w/Sync 3.08. The A7 Nav SD Card cannot be read by the card reader in the car nor on my computer. The in-car reader will read a regular SD Card with music on it. Should I just replace the SD Card or does anyone know of a fix for this problem?

 

Thanks,

 

Kdowney500

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27 minutes ago, kdowney500 said:

I have a 2016 Ford Fusion Titanium w/Sync 3.08. The A7 Nav SD Card cannot be read by the card reader in the car nor on my computer. The in-car reader will read a regular SD Card with music on it. Should I just replace the SD Card or does anyone know of a fix for this problem?

 

Thanks,

 

Kdowney500

 

Hi kdowney and welcome to the Ford SYNC Forum. My opinion: According to the information you have provided, it seems the card has become corrupted. However, there is no reliable way to diagnose and determine that over the Internet.

 

Your best course of action would probably be to borrow a NAV card, if possible, in order to test that theory. If you can not find one to borrow, then yes, purchase a new card and hope for the best.

 

Let us know how you make out and good luck.

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I think for Sync 2 3.08 might not be the latest. IIRC 3.10 or 3.11 is most recent , your A7 card might want the latest.

Also , it is a protected card, so a standard reader will not see it correctly.

 

See if your old one still works, and if it does then you might have to update, or got a corrupt card A7.  Could also see if it works in another Sync 2 vehicle.  😎

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Sorry, I meant that I have Sync 3 ver 3.08. Not Sync 2. 

 

My next question is: it looks like SD card A12 is the latest map update from Ford. Can I buy it from Amazon for $61.00 or should I buy it from Ford for $150? Ans is A12 compatible with Sync 3 ver 3.08?

 

 

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25 minutes ago, kdowney500 said:

Sorry, I meant that I have Sync 3 ver 3.08. Not Sync 2. 

 

My next question is: it looks like SD card A12 is the latest map update from Ford. Can I buy it from Amazon for $61.00 or should I buy it from Ford for $150? Ans is A12 compatible with Sync 3 ver 3.08?

 

 

 

Hi kdowney. We seem to have a bit of confusion here as to which SYNC version you actually have.

 

Use this website to determine what you have and get back to us: https://www.ford.com/support/how-tos/sync/getting-started-with-sync/what-sync-version-do-i-have/

 

As far as the SD card: If you trust the Amazon website and they accept returns if it does not work, buy it on Amazon. If not, buy it from HERE/Ford.

 

Good luck. 

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Ok I have Sync w/ MyFord Touch. Ccpu s/w ver. 3.08.15228.ea.10_product.

Nav ver. 4.66.5

 

Hope this helps. Knowing this, what are my options?

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4 hours ago, kdowney500 said:

Ok I have Sync w/ MyFord Touch. Ccpu s/w ver. 3.08.15228.ea.10_product.

Nav ver. 4.66.5

 

Hope this helps. Knowing this, what are my options?

 

Hi kdowney. Yes, you have SYNC w/MyFordTouch. It is not "SYNC 3". SYNC 3 is essentially an entirely different system, both in software and hardware.

 

Your options are to try another SD NAV card. Or purchase a new SD NAV card (I think you are correct that A12 is the latest).

The Ford NAV update website for SYNC w/MyFordTouch is located here (no pun intended...lol): https://ford.navigation.com/home/en_US/FordNA/USD

 

Another option (more involved and expensive but a far better system) would be to follow some of the online How to's available to replace your SYNC w/MyFordTouch hardware and software with SYNC 3 hardware and software.

See here: https://www.google.com/search?q=Ford+Fusion+SYNC+2+to+SYNC+3+modification&client=firefox-b-1-d&biw=1920&bih=994&tbm=vid&ei=BgQwYuzSD-2aptQP4Oe_-AM&ved=0ahUKEwjs7aHLksf2AhVtjYkEHeDzDz8Q4dUDCAw&oq=Ford+Fusion+SYNC+2+to+SYNC+3+modification&gs_lcp=Cg1nd3Mtd2l6LXZpZGVvEAwyBQgAEKIEMgUIABCiBDIFCAAQogQyBQgAEKIEOgQIIRAKUJkHWM0TYNUjaABwAHgAgAFkiAGMB5IBBDEyLjGYAQCgAQHAAQE&sclient=gws-wiz-video

 

Keep in mind that if you have an extended warranty that covers SYNC and other electronics in your 2016 Fusion (i.e. a FordProtect ESP etc.), upgrading your vehicle hardware and software to SYNC 3 will lead to loss of warranty coverage for the SYNC and any related systems.

 

If you do not want to upgrade your entire system to SYNC 3, it would also be a good idea to see if there are any updates to your SYNC w/MyFordTouch system, as Multitask mentioned previously.

See here: https://help.ford.com/update-sync/

 

Keep us updated and good luck.

Edited by bbf2530

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Thank you for your help. I am most grateful. The Sync 3 upgrade is outside my budget right now but I will purchase a new SD Card. When it arrives, I will let you know how it works.

 

Regards,

 

Kdowney

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I was going to say that Sync 3 does not use an SD card for maps....  😎

 

Like I said, either your A7 card is corrupt (bogus) , or you need to see if there is an update to the Sync 2 system that would then make it work.

 

3.10 or 3.11 is what is currant (if I Remember Right)

 

does your old card work?

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No. I have only the card that came with the car when I bought it. An A7. It does not work.

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Could be a bad card port.... might want to have a dealer or qualified place look at it...

 

Does you old card work in another vehicle?  If it does, then it is definitely a bad card port

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The card reader js good. I can insert an SD card with mp3's and they play with no problem. My new card will be here tomorrow. I will let you know how it goes.

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Problem resolved! The A12 SD Card arrived today. I popped it in and it loaded right up.

 

BTW: The latest version is A13 according to Ford.

 

Thanks again for all your help. 

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