The first 2021 Ford F-150 and 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E over-the-air (OTA) updates start from today, March 18.
When both models were introduced, Ford announced they had OTA updates capability that allowed the addition of improvements and new functions, and, in the end, the extension of product life cycles.
Ford began beta testing in March, and now those updates will be gradually available to customers. Not all will receive them simultaneously. Most F-150 and Mach-E owners get over-the-air updates within 3-4 weeks after the initial launch date.
Two different software packages will be given one by one, with an interval of a week. Delivery of both should be completed by the beginning of May.
The software includes bug fixes, minor refinements, correction to the F-150 Zone Lighting battery.
Customers will see notification icons on their vehicle’s screen informing of an update status and what it includes. FordPass users will receive alerts on their home screens. In addition, when customers log in Ford Owner website, they’ll be able to see the details of updates.
The process needs no action from the driver (car owner), as automatic updates are the standard factory settings.
Source: Ford Authority