Ford Focus 2010-2019 Key Programming Procedure
The following are the key programming procedures for the year 2010, 2011, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 Ford Focus.
ADD KEY (Must have two working original keys):
1. Insert the first previously programmed coded keys into the ignition.
2. Turn the ignition from the 1 (LOCK) position to the 3 (RUN) position. Keep the ignition in the 3 (RUN) position for at least 3 seconds, but no more than 10 seconds.
3. Turn the ignition to the 1 (LOCK) position and remove the first coded key from the ignition.
4. Within 10 seconds of turning the ignition to the 1 (LOCK) position, insert the second previously coded key into the ignition.
5. Turn the ignition from the 1 (LOCK) position to the 3 (RUN) position. Keep the ignition in the 3 (RUN) position for at least 3 seconds, but no more than 10 seconds.
6. Turn the ignition to the 1 (LOCK) position and remove the second coded key from the ignition.
7. Within 20 seconds of turning the ignition to the 1 (LOCK) position and removing the previously programmed coded key, insert the new un-programmed key (new key/valet key) into the ignition.
8. Turn the ignition from the 1 (LOCK) position to the 3 (RUN) position. Keep the ignition in the 3(RUN) position for at least 6 seconds.
9. Remove the newly programmed coded key from the ignition.
If the key has been successfully programmed, it will start the vehicle’s engine and will operate the remote entry system (if the new key is an Integrated Keyhead Transmitter). The theft indicator light will illuminate for 3 seconds and then go out to indicate successful programming. If the key was not successfully programmed, it will not start your vehicle’s engine and/or will not operate the remote entry features. The theft indicator light may flash on and off. Wait 20 seconds and you may repeat Steps 1 through 8. If the failure repeats, bring your vehicle to your authorized dealer to have the new key(s) programmed.
To program additional new un-programmed key(s), wait 20 seconds and then repeat this procedure from Step 1.
About Ford Focus
Ford introduced the fourth-generation Focus for the European and Asian markets on April 10, 2018, to commemorate the brand’s 20th anniversary. The vehicle, as with the previous generation, is offered in sedan, hatchback, and estate body styles.
The outward design is more sporty, but Ford describes the interior as simpler. Additionally, the business highlighted the new model’s technology features, which include the Sync 3 infotainment system, FordPass Connect, and the CoPilot360 driver assistance suite.
The Active crossover SUV grade level is available in hatchback and estate body types. Additionally, the automobile is available in the Vignale luxury trim level.
Ford said in April 2018 that all passenger vehicles except the Mustang would be phased out of the North American market to focus on trucks and SUVs. The Focus Active was originally supposed to be the vehicle’s sole variant, but Ford scrapped those plans in August 2018 due to tariffs placed by the United States government on exports from China, where the model is made.
Ford restricted sales of the fourth generation Focus saloon in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Serbia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Albania, Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova, Turkey, and Cyprus, as well as a number of other Asian and African nations. Due to a bigger reorganization of Ford’s European division, the Focus is no longer sold in Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan.
Ford announced in April 2020 that no fourth-generation Focus RS variant is planned due to pan-European emissions rules and expensive development costs.