UPDATE: 08/31/2016 MFT to Sync 3 Upgrade Made this week on my 2016 Ford Fusion Hybrid
I got word that most of the kinks had been worked out with the upgrade. I re-purchased the product and did the easy install.
The interface is fantastic. I had a long trip from Aldie, VA to Baltimore, MD last night proved the unit is so much better.
The interface is very fast, much more colorful, navigation is really pretty different and much faster. The music options include Pandora using the Pandora app and the Pandora logo under audio sources.
The things not working yet:
1. Apple CarPlay
2. Android Play
3. Vehicle Health Report
Ford has a mobile app called FordPass. When you open it up it pairs with your iPhone. When you try to use it with this Sync3 unit, it displays an error on screen saying your vehicle does not support vehicle health report. I inquired with the programmer of this unit and the VHR is not located in the Sync3 unit but somewhere in the car computer. They are unable to connect with the VHR via the software as Ford has it blocked and that feature is not supported via their API. They are continuing to investigate. As for Apple Airplay/Android Play they are awaiting an update from Ford this fall. It's unclear at this point if the update is a Sync 3 update or a bios update. The developer thinks it's a Sync3 update which means a download and USB chip insertion process rather than sending the unit back for the update.
I'm not all that much attached to the VHR so this is not much of an issue. I do want Apple CarPlay at times so I will await the update on that.
I do recommend this upgrade if you can afford it. Use the military discount of MILI to save a couple hundred dollars. I chose the i year service plan as I figure the updates will be needed and that covers me as they come along. Your choice of course. I figure the MILI discount pays for that.
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If you want I can post pictures of the screens.
The install process is so easy as I've done it several times now. It's a matter of removing layers of plastic parts that all snap out and back in again. I have a plastic tool that I use to pry the plastic tail around the center radio area and gear shift area. Once all the trim is removed there are two bolts at the top of the radio and two below. Remove those carefully. Then the unit pulls outs slowly. Remove the two electrical wiring harnesses below for fan controls and radio as well as the two electrical harnesses on back of the radio itself. Remove four screws on radio to separate the display unit. Remove the metal frame on both side by removing 4 screws. Take the new unit and install the metal frame. Next, install the wiring in reverse of removal. You will need to take a satellite transponder which comes with the upgrade and plug that in then run the wire behind the glove box and up to your dash where you place a tiny square GPS transponder on top of the dash near the windshield. Next reverse everything and you are good to go. Once you've done it it's easy.