- First Name
- Dec 21, 2020
- Reaction score
- Mach-E FE "Louibluey" Grabber Blue
At least a couple of us have ordered the U.S. equivalents with MotorCraftservice DIY accounts:It's not easy...or cheap.
I purchased a VCM3, which is what plugs between the laptop and the cars OBD port.
You also need a copy of GFDRS, the software for the laptop, with a license...also not cheap
Finally you need a MotorCraft login to be able to use GFDRS.
Once you have all that lot, you effectively have the same as what a dealer has.
FORD ROTUNDA Estimated Ship Date 10-5-2021 VCM3 or VC3 with flight recorder
The original ship date was Sep 7, now October, probably another COVID / chip delay, not urgent on my part, looking forward to working with it. I'm good for a month or two more, but if the delays go much longer than that, I might cancel the order. They charge your card at day of order.
There is some irony in that folks are saying the VCM3 hardware transfer rate is slow compared to OTA updates, and that the OTA updates are expected to be more comprehensive someday in the future.
Still trying to understand what package to buy, seems to be FJDS/FDRS for Mach E (IDS being for older vehicles):
365 day IDS/FDRS Software License = $900.00 per license
30 day IDS/FDRS Software License = $300.00 per license
2 day IDS/FDRS Software License = $150.00 per license
365 day FJDS/FDRS Software License = $899.00 per license
30 day FJDS/FDRS Software License = $200.00 per license
2 day FJDS/FDRS Software License = $50.00 per license