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Vehicles with keyless start system

The keyless start system is installed as standard.

With this system, the usual ignition lock is replaced by a start/stop button.

The system includes the following components:

  • Keyless Vehicle Module
  • Passive key (radio remote control with integrated emergency key)
  • RF remote receiver
  • Four interior antennas
  • Electronic steering lock unit (replaces the mechanical steering lock)
  • Start/stop button for starting/switching off the engine (the conventional ignition lock is dispensed with)

Locking and unlocking the vehicle

The vehicle can be unlocked by pressing the unlock button on the remote control or by unlocking the door lock on the driver's side with the emergency key.

The vehicle can be locked by pressing the lock button on the remote control or by locking the door lock on the driver's side with the emergency key.

The anti-theft alarm system is switched off when the vehicle is unlocked. Provided the ignition is switched off, the anti-theft alarm system is switched on when the vehicle is locked.

Refer to: Anti-Theft - Active (419-01 Anti-Theft - Active, Description and Operation) / Anti-Theft - Active (419-01 Anti-Theft - Active, Description and Operation) / Anti-Theft - Active (419-01 Anti-Theft - Active, Description and Operation).

Liftgate and folding rear window

A special feature is the two-part liftgate. Integrated in this liftgate is a folding rear window. This can be opened separately from the liftgate for fast and convenient loading and unloading of small items.

Hydraulic dampers hold the rear window in the open position.

Liftgate and folding rear window

Item Description
1 Tailgate release switch
2 Rear window release switch

To open the folding rear window, the luggage compartment release button on the remote control must be pressed for more than 1.6 seconds or the rear window release switch in the lower area of the rear window must be pressed. The folding rear window is then unlocked and can be opened by hand.

To open the whole liftgate, the luggage compartment release button on the remote control must be briefly pressed twice within 3 seconds or the rear window release switch in the lower area of the rear window must be pressed. The liftgate is then unlocked and can be opened by hand.

If one entryway is open, the other remains locked and cannot be opened. Both entryways are locked while the vehicle is in motion and can only be unlocked after the vehicle comes to a stop and a door is opened.

engine compartment lid

The hood is released by unlocking it at the lock behind the Ford badge on the radiator grille.

Start the engine

NOTE: In order for engine starting to be enabled it is necessary for a valid passive key to be present inside the vehicle.

The passive vehicle key is detected by the interior antennas.

Pressing the start/stop button

  • switches on the ignition
  • starts the engine with the ignition in the ON position or directly from ignition OFF

if the clutch pedal is pressed at the same time.

Switching on the ignition will automatically

  • deactivate the passive anti-theft system (PATS).

    Refer to: Anti-Theft - Passive (419-01 Anti-Theft

Passive, Description and Operation).

  • release the electronic steering lock unit.

    Refer to: Steering Column (211-04 Steering Column, Description and Operation).

There are two switches for the clutch pedal position; a first one for approx. 25% and a second one for approx. 90% of the clutch pedal travel. If the function of the 90 % switch is impaired then the engine can be started if at the same time

  • the clutch pedal is pressed,
  •  the brake pedal is depressed and
  • the start/stop button is pressed

This function is only intended for emergency situations and is not for use in continuous operation.

Switching off the engine

The engine is switched off by actuating the start/stop button, provided the vehicle is stationary (vehicle = 0 km/h).

In an emergency, the engine can be switched off at any speed as follows:

  • By pressing the start/stop button three times within three seconds.
  • By pressing and holding the start/stop button for two seconds.

In this case the engine can be restarted if the start/stop button is pressed.

Switching off the ignition will automatically

  • activate the passive anti-theft system (PATS).

    Refer to: Anti-Theft - Passive (419-01 Anti-Theft - Passive, Description and Operation).

  • lock the electronic steering lock unit after 45 seconds if the vehicle is stationary.

    Refer to: Steering Column (211-04 Steering Column, Description and Operation).

Emergency starting function

Refer to: Handles, Locks, Latches and Entry Systems (501-14 Handles, Locks, Latches and Entry Systems, Description and Operation).

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