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Old 03-18-2014, 09:40 AM   #1
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Sync + after market tune

I was going to set my car up on the syncmyride.com website but paused.. If I buy a tune in the future, will the tune cause any issues or specifically alert ford to changes if I have this set up? I don't know exactly how the vehicle reports work -- I assume data is sent through your cell phone but I don't know what exactly is being sent.


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A tune won't affect SYNC in any way, but if you install a tune and take the car to a dealer, they will see the tune when they plug in their diagnostic tools.

I believe the current gen ECU also records when the stock tune is reloaded so the diagnostics will still see that the car had been tuned previously - someone correct me if I'm wrong.
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A tune won't affect SYNC in any way, but if you install a tune and take the car to a dealer, they will see the tune when they plug in their diagnostic tools.

I believe the current gen ECU also records when the stock tune is reloaded so the diagnostics will still see that the car had been tuned previously - someone correct me if I'm wrong.
I don't doubt that the dealer has the capability if there's probable cause to look into tune history; I know when I had a cobalt they could do that at Chevy dealers. I was wondering specifically about Sync and if tunes would interfere / report that I loaded a tune.
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"SYNCŪ Vehicle Health Report provides diagnostic, maintenance, and recall information so you can stay on top of your vehicle's health. Set up SYNC to automatically remind you to run a Vehicle Health Report at certain mileage intervals; and when it's time to run a report, just say the voice command "Vehicle Health." When your vehicle is finished running the report, log in to your Owner account to review the results, and we'll provide recommended actions for any warning indicators, open recalls, or maintenance and wear issues. If your vehicle needs any service, one click gets you to your favorite dealer's website with your health report information so that you can schedule an appointment."

The Vehicle Health report is marketing. It doesn't "do" anything that you can't do on your computer at home. It's all bogus anyway. Don't worry about it.
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