Ford Adds Apple's Siri To Older Vehicles With Sync

Alisa Priddle

For those complaining that their older versions of the Sync infotainment system lacks some of the features they want, Ford today said it has a software update to provide Siri eyes-free capability to about 5 million customers.

The update that provides more convenience to Apple iPhone users is being released for vehicles dating back to the 2011 model year that have the version of Sync known as MyFord Touch. The update can be downloaded through

Siri Eyes-Free allows drivers to activate Siri by pressing the voice recognition button on the steering wheel, much like a prolonged push activates the helpful voice on an iPhone. Drivers can ask Siri to make a call, locate a business, find directions, set a reminder, select and play music, send and receive an audible text or provide a weather update.

The Detroit Free Press