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I have someone who is requesting access to my car in Fordpass now. They requested yesterday and I declined, and now they have requested twice today. I guess all it takes is the VIN to request that correct?

I think I am going to not decline this latest request, and just delete the request instead, so it remains in limbo. Does anyone else have a stranger requesting access?

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Fordpass team feature request: It would be nice to be able to "freeze" or "own" a vehicle or something in a way that people can no longer request access to a VIN, sort of like you can freeze your credit report. Then if I wanted to add Fordpass access to another vehicle I could do so from the owner's Fordpass app, but any car could only be owned by one person. I'm not sure of the details here, but I get a feeling this could almost become a trolling situation, where people just start trying VINs to mess with people.
 
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I wonder if someone is just typing their VIN wrong by one character or something
 

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I wonder if someone is just typing their VIN wrong by one character or something
The check digit would likely change, though, so just incrementing numbers won't necessarily find a valid VIN, even if the Body Code and PT were the same.

Consider a hypothetical VIN #1 and VIN #2 as both Premium AWD ER.

3FMTK3SU_MMA00001 -> check digit is 1 -> 3FMTK3SU1MMA0001
3FMTK3SU_MMA00002 -> check digit is 3 -> 3FMTK3SU3MMA0002
 

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I can't find it now but there is a limit (saw it somewhere). If you decline the request more than the limit (I think its 3) then that requester is locked out.
 
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I can't find it now but there is a limit (saw it somewhere). If you decline the request more than the limit (I think its 3) then that requester is locked out.
Good to know. I'm not surprised there is some built in safety from the developers.
 

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Good to know. I'm not surprised there is some built in safety from the developers.
Glad to see you got your car though!
 

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I have someone who is requesting access to my car in Fordpass now. They requested yesterday and I declined, and now they have requested twice today. I guess all it takes is the VIN to request that correct?

I think I am going to not decline this latest request, and just delete the request instead, so it remains in limbo. Does anyone else have a stranger requesting access?

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Fordpass team feature request: It would be nice to be able to "freeze" or "own" a vehicle or something in a way that people can no longer request access to a VIN, sort of like you can freeze your credit report. Then if I wanted to add Fordpass access to another vehicle I could do so from the owner's Fordpass app, but any car could only be owned by one person. I'm not sure of the details here, but I get a feeling this could almost become a trolling situation, where people just start trying VINs to mess with people.
I'm actually somewhat curious -- when I take delivery of the car, how do I know that there aren't some other users with access to it somewhere else along the way out there? Is it possible to remove all other users from the car's account? Some sort of master reset?
 

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I have someone who is requesting access to my car in Fordpass now. They requested yesterday and I declined, and now they have requested twice today. I guess all it takes is the VIN to request that correct?

I think I am going to not decline this latest request, and just delete the request instead, so it remains in limbo. Does anyone else have a stranger requesting access?
oh sorry that was me trying every possible VIN randomly to see what would happen.

(this is absolutely not true)
 

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Some sort of master reset?
Yes. In fact, there is a master reset. I'd go out to my car and find the exact location for that setting or even post the menus for removing profiles etc ... but it would seem my car is enjoying the wonderful nightlife in the High Desert town of Needles California.

But really there is a master reset, though that's not likely exactly what you want to do, cause it resets everything.
 

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