I'm writing from Spain. My Edge is Dec/2016. It was the first in my city... and 1 year later it continues surprising all of those drivers of german cars.
If your SYNC is SYNC2 MFT then you can get the A8 map update on e-bay, I've bought the A6 and then A7 on e-bay and they work fine in my 2014 Ford Taurus. If your SYNC is SYNC3 than your like me (with 2017 Ford Edge) and out of luck since SYNC3 has been out now for 3 model years and there is no way for USA to get an update. If your overseas than a lot of those countries get updates for free for 5 years. Guess Ford don't care about us in the USA anymore.
I'd like to know wich countries, and how is it possible that they receive updates while the rest of the world have to drive by roads that the system does not recognize. I drove by Portugal and France (not only Spain) during the last months and you'll be surprised of the non existing roads for the system I found.
The updates should be free since we payed ~$800 for the Navigation and a Garmin can be had for $170 with free updates for life. Also on-line I found that Australia and a few other countries get free updates from Ford for 5 years. But a fee of say $50 wouldn't be to bad. I copied the A7 SD card to my computer when I got it for a backup for my 2014 Ford Taurus and the folder size is 14.5GB. Don't know why so large as the Garmin data file is only 4GB.
They shouldn't be having Technical problems with downloading the Sync3 has been out for 3 model years already. If they can't fix their software then just let a High School or College Nerd have at it and it would be done in a day or so, Ford should at least tell us when there will be an update and how to get it.
Does anyone know what navigation revision is in the 2018 vehicles? My 2017 is NA 1 15.
SYNC3, version 2.0. Rev 16074
Maps Version EU 4.14
If I understand the numbers... when they sold me the car, the maps were 2 years old... and increasing.
PS. Sorry for my english