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2020 Ford Explorer 10.1-inch Infotainment

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I'm not crazy about the how this works with carpal. Not crazy about how layout is. Why isn't the screen fully used edge to edge?
 

Markm

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Does anyone have trouble with this screen blanking out for non reason while driving? It blanks out and comes back on. Almost like a loose connection.
 
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Albuquerque, NM, USA
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Does anyone have trouble with this screen blanking out for non reason while driving? It blanks out and comes back on. Almost like a loose connection.
I haven’t had any issues with the screen like you’re describing.

Have you done a software update? It’s a long shot, but maybe that’ll fix it.
 

STFan

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Does anyone have trouble with this screen blanking out for non reason while driving? It blanks out and comes back on. Almost like a loose connection.
Try updating the firmware or a master reset to see if it fixes the problem
 

Markm

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Tried reset and checked for software updates. No luck an software is up to date.
 
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Does anyone have trouble with this screen blanking out for non reason while driving? It blanks out and comes back on. Almost like a loose connection.
Were you using Carplay? I have had this happen multiple times with carplay. If I soft reboot Sync (hold down power and FFWD buttons) it boots up fine and then I can replug the phone back into the usb cable.
 
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I like the idea of it, but it's poor execution. Horrid use of space and the Android auto is glitchy. It's just a poorly designed interface, they need to take some tips from Chrysler on how to do a good touch screen.
 
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Richmond, VA, USA
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I presume it wont be a given, but it should be. I really am treating how easy the upgrade could be as a litmus test for whether that screen is a pos or not.
 
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word on the street is the 2020's won't be able to upgrade to Sync4 without installing a new APIM.
That is a shame. Imagine SYNC 4 coming to the 2021 versions, leaving us in the dust. That would be awful.
 

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I have researched And have come to the conclusion Sync 4 is not going to be on the 2021. hope I am wrong.
 

UtesFanRy

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I have researched And have come to the conclusion Sync 4 is not going to be on the 2021. hope I am wrong.
I have reached the same conclusion... However our GM tells me that it will be coming as a download later this year still. Not that he hasn't been wrong before, but he spent a lot of years @ Ford prior and maintains contacts there. He is right about a lot of stuff seems like.
 
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I have reached the same conclusion... However our GM tells me that it will be coming as a download later this year still. Not that he hasn't been wrong before, but he spent a lot of years @ Ford prior and maintains contacts there. He is right about a lot of stuff seems like.
This is my 2nd ST I've owned (last one was a 2013 Focus ST). And I've been hearing that line told FOR YEARS.

There is no way to download Sync 3 into Sync 2; same goes for Sync 4 into Sync 3. It's just not possible. All new hardware will be required and Ford isn't going to give that away!
 
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Tacoma, WA, USA
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Unless ... we could get a downsized version of 4. Sort of like when a new iOS version comes out and older models without the proper hardware miss out on features (example: face ID requires new hardware so it's only implemented on models that have that hardware.)

I DOUBT Ford has the desire to do this ... but they certainly COULD if they wanted to!

Ken
 
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Unless ... we could get a downsized version of 4. Sort of like when a new iOS version comes out and older models without the proper hardware miss out on features (example: face ID requires new hardware so it's only implemented on models that have that hardware.)

I DOUBT Ford has the desire to do this ... but they certainly COULD if they wanted to!

Ken
Just swap the APIM if needed...no big deal.
 


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