Sync Happens - 2013 Ford Focus ST Long-Term Road Test

2013 Ford Focus ST Long-Term Road Test

2013 Ford Focus ST: Sync Happens

August 28, 2013

2013 Ford Focus ST

So, this happened (again) in our long-term 2013 Ford Focus ST during my San Francisco road trip. Apologies for the blurry pic.

On the plus side, this full shutdown-and-reboot of Sync occurs far less frequently in the Focus than it did in our long-term Explorer .

But it's still annoying.

Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor


  • gloss gloss Posts:

    I would find this utterly maddening on a long trip.

  • bankerdanny bankerdanny Posts:

    I don't understand why Synch can't handle it the same as a Windows update, download what is needed and give the owner the option of running the update manually.

  • gba47 gba47 Posts:

    Let's see here. Sync shuts down and reboots occasionally. This text under a photo of powered by Microsoft. So why are you surprised?

  • boff_ boff_ Posts:

    Have you updated it? There is a new update you can find on Not saying that will make the system crashproof, but I think it behooves you to do the update and take your readers through the process.

  • swib swib Posts:

    You definitely should update the Sync system. I did on my Focus ST and it really improved the system. Much more responsive and quicker at Navigation, among other things.

  • stovt001_ stovt001_ Posts:

    And less frequently than the Tesla screen crashes, though that hasn't happened in a while either.

  • wdrauch wdrauch Posts:

    The Sync in my ST has never once fully shutdown and rebooted on its own, either while driving or idling. I also just performed the update found on syncmyride. I can't honestly say I've noticed any difference, yet. But I'll be using nav a lot in the next few weeks, so I guess that will test it.

  • It didn't reboot because of maintenance it crashed. I don't think Ford would program a maintenance reboot during the middle of a drive. I would think it would do this at shut down or start up.

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