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Passive Anti-Theft System

What Is the Passive Anti-Theft System

The passive anti-theft system prevents someone from starting the vehicle with an incorrectly coded key.

How Does the Passive Anti-Theft System Work

The passive anti-theft system arms when you switch the ignition off.

It disarms when the ignition is switched on with a correctly coded key.

Note: The system is not compatible with non-Ford aftermarket remote start systems.

Note: Do not leave a duplicate coded key in your vehicle. Always take the keys and lock all doors when leaving your vehicle.

Anti-Theft Alarm System

What Is the Anti-Theft Alarm System

The Anti-Theft Alarm System warns you of an unauthorized entry to your vehicle.

How Does the Anti-Theft Alarm System Work

When armed, the anti-theft alarm is triggered in any of the following ways:

  • If someone opens a door, the liftgate or the hood without a correctly coded key or remote control.
  • If you turn the power on without a correctly coded key.
  • If the interior sensors detect movement inside your vehicle.
  • If the inclination sensors detect an attempt to raise your vehicle.
  • If someone disconnects the vehicle battery or the battery backup alarm.

If the anti-theft alarm is triggered, the alarm horn sounds for 30 seconds and the direction indicators flash for 5 minutes.

Any further attempts to carry out one of the above sounds the alarm again.

What Is the Perimeter Alarm

The perimeter alarm is designed to detect unauthorized access to your vehicle.

What Are the Interior Sensors

The interior sensors are designed to detect any movement inside your vehicle.

The interior sensors are in the overhead console.

Note: Do not cover the interior sensors.

What Are the Inclination Sensors

The inclination sensor is designed to detect an attempt to raise your vehicle, for example to remove a wheel or to tow it away.

What Is the Battery Backup Alarm

The battery backup alarm is an additional alarm system that has its own battery and horn. It is designed to detect if the vehicle battery or the battery backup alarm is disconnected.

Arming the Anti-Theft Alarm System

The alarm is ready to arm when there is not a key in your vehicle.

Lock your vehicle with your remote control to arm the alarm.

Disarming the Anti-Theft Alarm System

Disarm the alarm by performing any of the following actions:

  • Unlock the doors or luggage compartment with the remote control.
  • Switch your vehicle on or start your vehicle.

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    Anti-Theft Alarm System Settings

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