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I am not understanding exactly how to use valet mode. I pull up to valet, put in valet code, valet drives off and parks car. now i am ready to leave, I go out to valet to get car. i hand him my ticket, how does he start car to get it back to me? Do i hand him my phone? do i give him door/start codes? i used to just hand him FOB when i dropped car off. What am i missing?
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my understanding is the valet code is good, and reusable, until the car is taken out of valet mode. they'll need to make note of the code to use when they retrieve the vehicle. it may even be viewable in the FordPass app, so you can remind them.

no need to give them the phone or key fob.

i have no practical experience with this, just passing along what i've read.
 

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my understanding is the valet code is good, and reusable, until the car is taken out of valet mode. they'll need to make note of the code to use when they retrieve the vehicle. it may even be viewable in the FordPass app, so you can remind them.

no need to give them the phone or key fob.

i have no practical experience with this, just passing along what i've read.
My biggest concern is explaining everything to the valet, and ensuring they write down the code. Me thinks just handing over the fob may be easiest.

On that note, does Tesla have a similar valet mode or do users just hand over the keycard?
 

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Yeah I’m thinking that’s a lot to deal with when you’re dropping the Mach E off at a restaurant or hotel. Another reason to have a second fob.
 
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So I tried it. Press valet mode. First message is use fob to valet, entered code. Walked away. Valet could not shift out of park until I gave him my phone. Now if he doest park it right away he can't start it. To pick car up I must give him my phone are the codes to start without key.
 

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So I tried it. Press valet mode. First message is use fob to valet, entered code. Walked away. Valet could not shift out of park until I gave him my phone. Now if he doest park it right away he can't start it. To pick car up I must give him my phone are the codes to start without key.
Valet mode is like a temporary set of backup codes for use without a phone.
Create the valet codes.
Give and explain to the valet and walk away with your phone.
 
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So I tried it. Press valet mode. First message is use fob to valet, entered code. Walked away. Valet could not shift out of park until I gave him my phone. Now if he doest park it right away he can't start it. To pick car up I must give him my phone are the codes to start without key.
Did some experimenting when I got home. Valet mode will not allow any settings to be changed while in valet mode. Can't enter valet code with out a key present gives incorrect code until a key is present. The paak works but have to give valet your phone. So you have to give valet phone and wait for him to come back then give him phone to get car don't know what you do if he doesn't park it right away.
 
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Valet mode is like a temporary set of backup codes for use without a phone.
Create the valet codes.
Give and explain to the valet and walk away with your phone.
Sorry, that's what I thought. You need fob or phone to drive car. Valet only prevents changes to your settings. It even pops up on screen to use fob to valet before you enter code.
 

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Sorry, that's what I thought. You need fob or phone to drive car. Valet only prevents changes to your settings.
You need fob or phone to set the codes.
Valet doesn't need phone or fob otherwise what's the point.
You don't want to give them your door or drive code so it generates a temporary one.

If people use valets alot then you may want to create a business type card to give then the code and instructions 🤔.
 
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You need fob or phone to set the codes.
Valet doesn't need phone or fob otherwise what's the point.
You don't want to give them your door or drive code so it generates a temporary one.

If people use valets alot then you may want to create a business type card to give then the code and instructions 🤔.
Try it. You need paak, fob, or start codes to drive car. I agree what's the point? It prevents changes to your settings THATS all it does. I have always given valet the fob. Which is fine, unless your using paak. In fact to even reenter valet code you need to have key or fob. Don't know about seat codes didn't try that. Giving start codes and trying to explain it would pass valet off. Lol
 

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Try it. You need paak, fob, or start codes to drive car. I agree what's the point? It prevents changes to your settings THATS all it does. I have always given valet the fob. Which is fine, unless your using paak. In fact to even reenter valet code you need to have key or fob. Don't know about seat codes didn't try that. Giving start codes and trying to explain it would pass valet off. Lol
With Valet, you Do Not have to give your phone or fob. Your doing something wrong or the car is. I can't try it myself yet, but will soon.
 

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Try it. You need paak, fob, or start codes to drive car. I agree what's the point? It prevents changes to your settings THATS all it does. I have always given valet the fob. Which is fine, unless your using paak. In fact to even reenter valet code you need to have key or fob. Don't know about seat codes didn't try that. Giving start codes and trying to explain it would pass valet off. Lol
The fob sounds way easier. Guess they need to cover off the fact the fob is all powerful. An astute valet could program their phone or similar to the car, etc.
 

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So I tried it. Press valet mode. First message is use fob to valet, entered code. Walked away. Valet could not shift out of park until I gave him my phone. Now if he doest park it right away he can't start it. To pick car up I must give him my phone are the codes to start without key.
I tried it today. The valet couldn't drive the car without my fob or my phone.
 
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With Valet, you Do Not have to give your phone or fob. Your doing something wrong or the car is. I can't try it myself yet, but will soon.
Actually when you touch valet. Message on screen is use fob for valet. Have to hit ok to program code. If you try to enter your valet code will say incorrect unless key in car
 
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