VXDIAG VCX NANO Ford IDS V116 Cannot do Expedition 2018?

Question:

I have installed the IDS V116 software for vxdiag vcx nano Ford. After connect with Expedition 2018, IDS will read vehicle model and engine, but it won’t access to other function.

Gave error “use only Ford Diagnosis and Repair System (FDRS) for this vehicle.”
Ford Ids V116 2018 Expedition 1 Ford Ids V116 2018 Expedition 2 Ford Ids V116 2018 Expedition 3

Solution:

It indicates that Ford IDS won’t work on this model.

So the IDS won’t diagnose this vehicle, the Snap on won’t diagnose it. Can’t even read any modules besides the basic Generic OBD II data. Ford has a few vehicles already that are only able to be diaged with the FDRS, and more are being added each year.

Ford IDS:

Integrated Diagnostic Software (IDS) – The factory Ford Motor Company vehicle diagnostic software provides complete dealership level vehicle diagnostic coverage for all 1996 to present Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles. IDS is a flexible diagnostic tool that utilizes standard computing platforms to work with Ford’s VCM, VCM II, VCMM and VMM devices. The IDS software license includes time based access to the IDS software, software updates and calibration files.

Ford FDRS:

Ford Diagnostic & Repair System (FDRS) – The next generation factory Ford Motor Company vehicle diagnostic Software designed for use with Ford VCM 2, VCM and J2534 compatible Vehicle Communications Interfaces (VCI). FDRS provides complete dealership level vehicle diagnostic coverage for some 2018 and forward vehicles. FDRS provides superior capabilities, is more user-friendly and provides more diagnostic tools than IDS. The cloud-based system ensures the technician is provided the latest software every time FDRS logs into the Ford network.

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