This Text Was Sent From My Ford

EcoSport is equipped with a hands-free entertainment and vehicle information system called SYNC, which allows placing a call or sending a text message with just a few key presses. With a mobile phone connected to SYNC via Bluetooth, calls and text messages will now show up on the dashboard’s central display unit. You may then reply to a text message by selecting any of the default messages, such as “Heavy traffic”, “Can’t talk now”, or “Call you later”.

Each text message sent from your EcoSport using SYNC is appended by “This text was sent from my Ford”. For more information about SYNC, head directly to SYNC’s Hansfree Call and Text.

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EcoSport Color Codes

Color codes are used to accurately identify a specific color. Knowing the correct color code is very useful when performing paintwork and repairs, as this prevents guesswork. Below are the color codes for the different color variants of Ford EcoSport:

Color Variant

Color Code

Candy Red

9SSEWTA

Frozen White

7VTAWWA

Ingot Silver

APFEWHA

Lunar Sky (Brisbane Brown)

AK5CWWA

Mars Red

ASQCWWA

Panther Black

JAYCWWA

Winning Blue

37L

To view other colors not listed here, please refer to the Ford Color Codes 2005 to 2015. Please read about our disclaimer here.

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Zero Km-to-Empty (Empty Gas Tank)

Have you driven your EcoSport with an almost empty fuel tank? In June 2017 (about 2 years ago) I was able to do so. While the information display shows “0 km range” indicating an “empty” gas tank, I was able to drive around for about 2-3 km after reaching the zero mark. I do not know how much fuel is left at zero mark (I have yet to measure that), but it appears that there is still some “reserve fuel” in the tank. As a safety margin, the gauge is probably calibrated to display zero even though there is still some fuel left.

Zero km to empty (4)
If the needle overlaps with the zero mark, then the fuel is almost empty.

To watch a video showing an EcoSport with zero km-to-empty reading on its instrument cluster, head directly to Zero Km-to-Empty (Empty Gas Tank).

Related link: Information Display

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EcoSport’s Steering Wheel Lock

EcoSport (MT) has an anti-theft feature called steering wheel lock. After removing the key, any attempt to turn the steering wheel engages a lock that prevents the wheel from turning any further. To deactivate the lock, simply insert the key and nudge the steering wheel slowly back and forth while turning the ignition switch to start the vehicle.

To watch the video on how the steering wheel lock works, head directly to EcoSport’s Steering Wheel Lock.

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EcoSport’s Emergency Rear Door Opener

EcoSport’s rear door (boot door) does not have a manual override. If the door’s actuator fails, the rear door won’t open until repairs are made. In this video, I have demonstrated how I installed an emergency rear door open knob that you can simply pull to open the rear door.

The DIY manual override knob features the following:

1. When the vehicle is locked, the knob will be automatically disabled. If a child pulls this knob, it will not open the rear door for as long as the vehicle is locked.

2. When the engine is running and the knob is pulled, a notification ‘door open’ appears on the dashboard’s console. The rear door will open only when the vehicle is unlocked.

3. It integrates fully with the alarm system, i.e., if someone pulls this knob when the alarm is active, it will trip the alarm. But then again, with the vehicle locked, the alarm sounds off but the door will not open!

Emergency Rear Door Opener (2)

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EcoSport’s Child Lock and Door Lock Feature

EcoSport has a feature that prevents opening of the door from inside (a child lock) and another feature that prevents opening of the door from outside (door lock). This video discusses how each feature is used, and the difference between the two.

To watch a video about EcoSport’s child lock and door lock feature, head directly to Child Lock and Door Lock.

Related link: Locking the Doors even with a Completely discharged Battery

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EcoSport’s Rev Limiter

EcoSport’s rev limiter is a feature that helps prevent excessive engine revving by cutting off throttle input whenever you reach 6300 RPM, just below the red line. While a rev limiter helps prevent engine damage by setting a maximum limit, there are still instances in which damage may occur due to faulty driver input, such as shifting to lower gears at very high speeds, while at maximum RPM (doing so would shoot the RPM beyond the red line and very likely lead to catastrophic engine damage).

max rpm rev limiter

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Head Up Display (HUD) Road Test

A Head Up Display (HUD) is any transparent-display device that eliminates the need to look away in order to access information. It is usually placed horizontally on the dashboard so that its reflection can be seen clearly by the user, without having to look down on the instrument cluster, thus, keeping the ‘head up’. You may also install an HUD device on any compatible vehicle (e.g., with an OBDII port) such as an EcoSport

hud road test 2

To watch a test video of an HUD device installed in an EcoSport, head directly to Head Up Display (HUD) Road Test.

Related link: Installing an HUD in an EcoSport

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