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Navigation SD Card update

Fri Feb 20, 2015 10:13 am

I'm curious to know what is you FFE year and which navigation SD card version you had installed at delivery.

I purchased my 2014 FFE last june and it was loded with navigation version A4.

Any of you ever updated to A5 or even the latest A6? Are they all compatible with FFE?

I'm asking that because the service director at my dealership told me, a couple months ago, that A5 was not compatible with my car...

Thanks for your answers! :)

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Re: Navigation SD Card update

Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:39 am

The latest nav card (A5) does indeed work with the FFE. My coworker got one and "installed" it in his FFE.

It does take a master reset to get it to work, however.
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Re: Navigation SD Card update

Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:40 pm

I took delivery of my 2014 in April of 2014. It came with the A4 SD card. When the A5 came out, I bought an A5 card online and it works fine with my 2014. I didn't have to do a master reset.

The MFT update had a bigger effect on how my navigation works than the change from A4 to A5 did.
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Re: Navigation SD Card update

Mon Feb 23, 2015 12:18 am

2014 - A4 installed at delivery.

I chose to skip the A5 update - at $125 (or whatever the cost north of $100 was) - I didn't figure there was much new on the update. If I had been 2 revs different, I would have purchased the update.

I also skipped that update on the 2012 ICE Focus we have.
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Re: Navigation SD Card update

Mon Feb 23, 2015 2:55 pm

When I got my early 2013 FFE it had a A3 map card, but when the car was brought in for a service update, the map was changed to A4. This was a no charge upgrade. I don't see the need to upgrade unless its up to version A6 because of the cost.

The A6 maps are now out.
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Re: Navigation SD Card update

Mon Mar 02, 2015 12:41 pm

I bought my FFE in November of 2014 and I was disappointed to find out that it came with an A4 card (even though the A5 was already out). I purchased two A5 cards on EBay for ~$80 delivered for both (I have a 2013 CMax that has a A4 card also). Installation was a breeze, just removed the old A4 SD card and inserted the New A5 SD cards.

BTW sold the "old" A4 cards on EBay for ~$25 each, so my net price after fees was less than $25 for each A5 card. :ugeek:
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Re: Navigation SD Card update

Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:26 pm

eBay has A6 cards for about $130 and A5 for $60.

Is the A6 upgrade worth it?
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Re: Navigation SD Card update

Tue May 26, 2015 1:40 am

I have the A4 in my 2014 FFE purchased in November 2014.
I tried using the navigate to charge stations on the dash a few
times, but, found that ChargePoint, or, PlugShare to be more
convenient. Has anyone that updated to A5 or A6 cards from
ebay found that charge locations have been updated / included?

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