Hi All, I'm looking at picking up a 2011 XLT for my wife. There is a demo at local lincon dealer that has 5K on it. It has the myFord touch system, so it had the screen and everything but it doesn't have the nav system. A guy at work told that if you have the myford system all the nav is is a sim card that can bu put in very easily. I was curious if any one if that were true. Before I go in there and ask the dealer, I like to already the answer. Also I know the truck is new and so is this forum, but does anyone know of any nagging problems with these that I shoudl look out for. Any help anyone can give would be a big help.
I have done some searching on the net and haven't really come up with a good answer. What I did find was that there were some vehicles with My Ford Touch that had the Navigation units installed but they weren't functional. An SD card was used to complete the installation and get the units functional. However, from what I have been able to find, those vehicles that had only the MFT and no nav, can't be upgraded as of yet.
On another forum, a member posted a letter he received from Ford saying that they were considering that as an upgrade available in the future but they gave no timeline.
All of that said, you know how the internet is. Most of what I read was on other forums I arrived at after doing a Google search on the topic. So as the saying goes, take it for what it's worth.
I have contacted one of our resident Ford gurus though and am awaiting his reply. He may be able to shed some light on it for you. If he contacts me via PM, I'll post back here but I also sent him the link to this thread so he may also post here if he's got any info.
In the meantime, here are some links I found that may be of interest to you:
Thanks for all the great info, I will run through the links later today. I was speaking to another guy here at work who has a 2011 Explorer. His does not hav ethe MFT, but the dealer told him if you have the MFT you can sync your cell phones nav (iPhone) to display on the LCD screen. That seems crazy, sounds like a salesman talking out of his you know what. I think this weekend I wil lgo and check it out, I will hit the dealer with my questions and see what they say. If he gives me anything good I will post it back. Thanks again for the info.
I did read that with the MFT, you can do the turn-by-turn directions and they will display on the screen. When I was shopping for my '11 F-350, I didn't want the Navigation system. When I found my truck, it had everything I wanted plus the Nav so I went ahead and bought it. Now, I'm glad I did. It's a great system and it looks like the MFT plus Nav is even better.
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