Enable or disable ‘Check rear seats for occupants’ alert on Ford F-150

The rear occupant alert system on F-150 monitors vehicle conditions and notifies you to check for rear seat occupants when you switch the ignition off.

Ford F-150 14th generation – (photo by Ford)

The system monitors when rear doors have been opened and closed to indicate the potential presence of an occupant in the rear seat.


A message displays in the information and entertainment display screen and an audible warning sounds when you switch the ignition off after any of the following conditions have been met:

  • A rear door is opened or closed while the ignition is on.
  • You switch the ignition on within 15 minutes of a rear door opening and closing.
  • You switch the ignition on within 15 minutes of the alert having displayed or sounded.
“Check rear seats for occupants” alert on SYNC-4 system

Switching rear occupant alert system on or off

You can enable or disable rear occupant alert on F-150 via SYNC 4 infotainment system settings.

  1. Go to Settings on the center touchscreen.
  2. Touch Vehicle.
  3. Switch Rear Occupant Alert on or off.
Touch the toggle button to turn on/off Rear Occupant Alert

Note: The default setting is on.

Note: Performing a master reset causes the system to switch on again.

System Limitations

  • The system does not detect the presence of objects or passengers in the rear seat.
  • It monitors when rear doors are opened and closed.
  • It is possible to receive an alert when there is no rear seat occupant, but alert conditions are met.
  • It is possible to receive no alert when there is an occupant in the rear seat, if alert conditions are not met. For example, if a rear seat occupant does not enter the vehicle through a rear door.
  • The audible warning does not sound when the front door is opened before you switch the ignition off.
Author: Nabeel K
Email: nabeel@wheelsjoint.com



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Desmond
Desmond
2 months ago

Finally I was able to turn off this annoying message. Thanks!

Anon
Anon
21 days ago

I think this alert really signals the end of our civilization. This has to be the stupidest thing ever done ever.