Key Programming: Ford Explorer 2010-2014

Key Programming Ford Explorer 2010-2014

Ford Explorer 2010-2014 Key Programming Procedure


The following are the key programming procedures for Ford Explorer for the year 2010 and 2014.



A maximum of four intelligent access keys can be programmed to your vehicle. If you would like to replace a previously programmed access key with a new access key, or if you already have four access keys programmed to your vehicle, you must take your vehicle and all access keys to your authorized dealer to be erased and reprogrammed.


You must have two previously programmed intelligent access keys inside the vehicle and the new un-programmed intelligent access keys readily accessible. If two previously programmed keys are not available, you must take your vehicle to your authorized dealer to have the spare key(s)

Ensure that the vehicle is off before beginning this procedure. Ensure that all doors are closed before beginning this procedure and that all doors remain closed throughout the procedure. Perform this procedure exactly as described below, and perform all steps within 30 seconds of starting the sequence. If any steps are performed out of sequence, stop and wait at least one minute before starting again.

Please read and understand the entire procedure before you begin.

1. Place the new un-programmed intelligent access key in the pocket inside the center console utility compartment.

2. Press the driver or passenger power door unlock control three times.

3. Press and release the brake pedal one time.

4. Press the driver or passenger power door lock control three times.

5. Press and release the brake pedal one time. The indicator on the Start/Stop button should begin to rapidly flash, indicating that the programming mode has been entered and two programmed intelligent access keys have been detected in the vehicle.

6. Within one minute, press the start/stop button. A message will be displayed on the message center indicating that the new Intelligent Access Key was programmed. If four intelligent access keys have already been programmed to your vehicle, you cannot program anymore and the message. MAX # OF KEYS LEARNED will be displayed on the message center.

7. Remove Intelligent Access Key from utility compartment pocket and press the unlock or lock control on the newly programmed intelligent access keys to exit programming mode.

8. Verify that the remote entry functions operate (lock, unlock) and that the vehicle starts with new Intelligent Access Key.

If the Intelligent Access Key has been successfully programmed, it can be used to activate the Intelligent Access with Push Button Start feature and can be used to start your vehicle.



About Ford Explorer

The 2014 Ford Explorer, now in its fourth year as a large crossover utility vehicle, is one of the most well-known nameplates in the United States as well as a strong seller among people who want seven seats and a lot of interior room. The Explorer, Ford’s first high-volume SUV, has evolved along with the demands of American families, and it now shares many of its underpinnings with Ford’s large sedans as well as the Ford Flex large wagon. That might not be the best material for crossing the Rubicon, but it’s ideal for all-weather family travel.

The Explorer has a lot of space for a lot of people or a lot of cargo, and it accomplishes it far more effectively than earlier truck-based models. And it still has some mud-running credentials, even if these were probably simply weekend ambitions for most of its suburban owners. Simply put, the 2014 Ford Explorer accomplishes practically everything a family might throw at it better than before—and it does what the vast majority of us need in a crossover.

In terms of style, the Explorer does not abandon the past too quickly. Inside, it looks and feels the most like a Taurus sedan, albeit a little more upright. Performance is restrained, almost sport-wagon-like, with predictable, mild handling and optional all-wheel drive. The 3.5-liter V-6 engine found in the majority of the lineup is plenty speedy, while the front-wheel-drive Explorer with an EcoBoost four is best reserved for folks who rarely, if ever, use the vehicle’s capacious seating. The Explorer Sport has a distinct personality, being more swift, taut, and rapid than any previous V-8 Explorer; it’s essentially a crossover extension of the Taurus SHO.

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