Ford Explorer: SYNC™ 3 / Climate

Ford Explorer 2020-2022 Owners Manual / SYNC™ 3 / Climate

Touch the climate button on the touchscreen to access your climate control features.

Note: You can switch temperature units between Fahrenheit and Celsius. See Settings.

Accessing the Climate Control Menu

Touch the button to access additional controls for the front climate system.

Directing the Airflow

Touch the button to direct airflow to the windshield air vents and de-mister.

Touch the button to direct airflow to the instrument panel air vents.

Touch the button to direct airflow to the footwell air vents.

You can direct air through any combination of these air vents.

Setting the Blower Motor Speed

Touch up or down to increase or decrease the volume of air that circulates in your vehicle.

Setting the Temperature

Touch up or down on the left-hand temperature control to set the left-hand temperature.

Note: This control also adjusts the right-hand side temperature when you switch off dual zone mode.

Touch up or down on the right-hand temperature control to set the right-hand temperature.

Switching Auto Mode On and Off

Touch the button to switch on automatic operation, then set the temperature.

The system adjusts the blower motor speed, air distribution, air conditioning operation, and outside or recirculated air to reach and maintain the temperature you have set.

Switching the Air Conditioning On and Off

A pop-up appears on the screen to display the air conditioning options.

MAX A/C: Touch the button to activate and maximize cooling. The driver and passenger temperatures are set to LO, recirculated air flows through the instrument panel vents, air conditioning automatically turns on and the fan automatically adjusts to the highest speed.

A/C: Touch to switch the air conditioning on or off. Use A/C with recirculated air to improve cooling performance and efficiency.

Note: In certain conditions, such as maximum defrost, the air conditioning compressor may continue to operate even though you switch off the air conditioning.

Switching the Climate Control On and Off

Touch the button.

Switching the Climate Controlled Seats On and Off

Touch the button to cycle through the various climate controlled seat settings and off.

Switching Dual Zone Mode On and Off

Touch the button to switch on temperature control for the right-hand side of the vehicle.

Switching the Heated Exterior Mirrors On and Off

Touch the button.

Switching the Heated Windshield On and Off

Touch the button to clear the windshield of thin ice and fog. The heated windshield turns off after a short period of time.

Switching the Heated Rear Window On and Off

Touch the button to clear the rear window of thin ice and fog.

Switching the Heated Seats On and Off

Touch the button to cycle through the various heat settings and off.

Switching the Heated Steering Wheel On and Off

Touch the button.

Switching Maximum Air Conditioning On and Off

Touch the button for maximum cooling.

Recirculated air flows through the instrument panel air vents, air conditioning turns on and the blower motor adjusts to the highest speed.

Switching Maximum Defrost On and Off

Touch the button for maximum defrosting.

Air flows through the windshield air vents, and the blower motor adjusts to the highest speed.

You can also use this setting to defog and clear the windshield of a thin covering of ice.

Note: To prevent window fogging, you cannot select recirculated air when maximum defrost is on.

Note: The heated rear window also turns on when you select maximum defrost.

Switching Recirculated Air On and Off

Touch the button to switch between outside air and recirculated air.

The air currently in the passenger compartment recirculates. This may reduce the time needed to cool the interior, when used with A/C, and reduce unwanted odors from entering your vehicle.

Note: Recirculated air may turn off, or prevent you from switching on, in all air flow modes except MAX A/C to reduce the risk of fogging. Recirculation may also turn on and off in various air distribution control combinations during hot weather to improve cooling efficiency.

Switching the Ventilated Seats On and Off

Touch the button to cycle through the various ventilated seat settings and off.

Accessing Rear Climate Controls

Touch the button to access additional controls for the rear climate system.

Rear Climate Control Lock Indicator

Touch the button.

When on, you can only operate the rear passenger settings through the front controls.

Switching Rear Auto Mode On and Off

Touch the button to switch on rear automatic operation, then set the temperature.

Switching the Rear Climate Controlled Seats On and Off

Touch the button to cycle through the various climate controlled seat settings and off.

Switching the Rear Heated Seats On and Off

Touch the button to cycle through the various heat settings and off.

Switching the Rear Ventilated Seats On and Off

Touch the button to cycle through the various ventilated seat settings and off.

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