Ford’s SecuriCode Keyless Entry Keypad was once a pretty common feature across The Blue Oval’s lineup, but in recent years, that particular feature has somewhat faded into obscurity. In fact, the 2022 Ford Edge SEL dropped its standard SecuriCode Keyless Entry Keypad last year, instead making it available as an option bundled with the Convenience Package for the previous model year. Now, sources familiar with the matter have told Ford Authority that the 2023 Ford Edge will drop this feature from the lineup entirely.
For the 2022 model year, the SecuriCode Keyless Entry Keypad was partially dropped from the lineup, but still available via the Convenience Package, which was optional on SEL-trimmed Edge models and standard equipment on ST-Line, Titanium, and ST trims.
As Ford Authority reported back in June, 2023 Ford Edge production is currently scheduled to begin at at the Oakville Assembly plant in Canada on October 11th, just a few days after 2022 Edge production ends on October 7th. As is always the case, these dates are subject to change, particularly in light of ongoing supply chain challenges.
Back in June of 2020, Ford Authority reported that the next-generation Ford Edge had been canceled in a surprising move that was seemingly spurred by labor negotiations over the future of the Oakville plant, where the Lincoln Nautilus is also built. Ford and the Canadian union Unifor eventually came to an agreement that will see the Oakville plant retooled to produce five new EVs starting in 2025, while Ford Authority confirmed back in January that the Edge will indeed be discontinued in North America following the 2023 model year.
A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that the SecuriCode Keyless Entry Keypad was available in conjunction with the Convenience Package on the 2023 Ford Edge. However, the feature has been dropped from the 2023 Edge lineup completely.