2019 Ford Fusion Owners Manual - Keys and Remote Controls

Keys and Remote Controls

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules and with Licence exempt RSS Standards of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

This device may not cause harmful interference, and
This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

Note: Changes or modifications not expressively approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment. The term "IC:" before the radio certification number only signifies that Industry Canada technical specifications were met.

The typical operating range for your transmitter is approximately 33 ft (10 m). Vehicles with the remote start feature have a greater range. One of the following could cause a decrease in operating range:

Weather conditions.
Nearby radio towers.
Structures around the vehicle.
Other vehicles parked next to your vehicle.

The radio frequency used by your remote control can also be used by other short distance radio transmissions, for example amateur radios, medical equipment, wireless headphones, remote controls and alarm systems. If the frequencies are jammed, you will not be able to use your remote control. You can lock and unlock the doors with the key.

Note: Make sure to lock your vehicle before leaving it unattended.

Note: If you are in range, the remote control will operate if you press any button unintentionally.

The system uses a radio frequency signal to communicate with your vehicle and authorize your vehicle to unlock when one of the following conditions are met:

You activate the front exterior door handle switch.
You press the luggage compartment button.
You press a button on the transmitter.

If excessive radio frequency interference is present in the area or if the transmitter battery is low, you may need to mechanically unlock your door. You can use the mechanical key blade in your intelligent access key to open the driver door in this situation. See Remote Control (page 53).

Note: You may not be able to shift out of park (P) unless the intelligent access key is inside your vehicle.



Your remote control operates the power locks and the remote start system. The key must be in your vehicle to use the push button start.

The remote control also contains a removable key blade that you can use to unlock your vehicle.


Push the release button and pull the key blade out.


Note: Your vehicle keys came with a security label that provides important key cut information. Keep the label in a safe place for future reference.

The key cylinder is under a cap on the driver door handle.

To remove the cap:


Insert the key blade into the slot on the bottom of the handle and apply upward pressure.
While maintaining upward pressure, move the cap rearward to release it. Gently remove the key while doing so.

To install the cap:

Make sure you have properly installed the cap by trying to move it rearward.

Note: Refer to local regulations when disposing of your remote control batteries.

Note: Do not wipe off any grease on the battery terminals or on the back surface of the circuit board.

Note: Replacing the battery does not erase the programmed key from your vehicle. Your remote control should operate normally.

A message appears in the information display when the remote control battery is low. See Information Messages (page 106).

The remote control uses one coin-type three-volt lithium battery.


Place the cap just forward of the key cylinder.
Applying pressure to the cap, move it forward until it is in place. You may hear a snap as it engages.
Push the release button and pull the key blade out.



Twist a thin coin under the tab hidden behind the key blade head to remove the battery cover.


Insert a suitable tool, for example a screwdriver, in the position shown and carefully remove the battery.
Install a new battery with the + facing upward.
Reinstall the battery cover and the key blade.

Press the button twice within three seconds. The horn sounds and the direction indicators

flash. We recommend you use this method to locate your vehicle, rather than using the panic alarm.

Note: The panic alarm only operates when the ignition is off.

Press the button to sound the panic alarm. Press the button again or switch the ignition on to

turn it off.


Remote Start (If Equipped)

WARNING: To avoid exhaust fumes, do not use remote start if your vehicle is parked indoors or in areas that are not well ventilated.

Note: Do not use remote start if your fuel level is low.

The remote start button is on the remote control.

This feature allows you to start your vehicle from the outside. Your remote control has an extended operating range.

If your vehicle has automatic climate control, you can configure it to operate when you remote start your vehicle. See Climate Control (page 121). A manual climate control system will run at the setting it was set to when you switched your vehicle off.

Many states and provinces have restrictions for the use of remote start. Check your local and state or provincial laws for specific requirements regarding remote start systems.

The remote start system does not work when any of the following conditions occur:

The ignition is on.
The anti-theft alarm triggers.
You switch the feature off in the information display.
The hood is open.
The transmission is not in park (P).
The battery voltage is below the minimum operating voltage.

An LED on the remote control provides status feedback of remote start or stop commands.



Solid green

Remote start successful

Solid red

Remote stop successful

Blinking red

Request failed or status not received

Blinking green

Status incomplete

Note: You must press each button within three seconds of each other. Your vehicle will not remote start if you do not follow this sequence.



To remote start your vehicle:

Press the lock button to lock all the doors.
Press the remote start button twice. The exterior lamps flash twice.

The horn sounds if the system fails to start.

Note: You must press the push button ignition switch on the instrument panel once while applying the brake pedal before driving your vehicle.


The power windows do not work during remote start and the radio does not turn on automatically.

The parking lamps remain on and your vehicle will run for 5, 10 or 15 minutes, depending on the setting.

To extend the engine running time duration of your vehicle during remote start, repeat steps 1 and 2 while the engine is running. If the duration is set to 15 minutes, the duration extends by another 15 minutes. For example, if your vehicle had been running from the first remote start for 10 minutes, your vehicle continues to run now for a total of 30 minutes. You can extend the engine running time duration to a maximum of 30 minutes.

Wait at least five seconds before remote starting after the engine stops running.


Replacement keys or remote controls can be purchased from an authorized dealer. Authorized dealers can program remote controls for your vehicle. See Passive Anti-Theft System (page 71).

Press the button once. Your vehicle and the parking lamps turn off.

You may have to be closer to your vehicle than when starting due to ground reflection and the added noise of your running vehicle.

You can switch this feature on or off in the information display.

You can program your remote control to recall memory positions. See Memory Function (page 135).

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