How do I enable or disable the Rear Occupant Alert System?

The Rear Occupant Alert System is enabled on new vehicles from the factory.

Follow the steps below to enable or disable the system.

Enabling/Disabling the Rear Occupant Alert System

On your vehicle's SYNC screen:

  1. Select Settings.
  2. Press Vehicle.
  3. Switch Rear Occupant Alert on or off.


  • Performing a master reset causes the system to switch on again.
  • When you switch the system off, a message appears every six months as a reminder that the system is off. You can switch the system back on or leave it off.

Reference the "Rear Occupant Alert System" section of your Owner's Manual for further information.

Additional Information

What is Lincoln's Rear Occupant Alert System?

*Don’t drive while distracted. Use voice-operated systems when possible; don’t use handheld devices while driving.  Some features may be locked out while the vehicle is in gear.  Not all features are compatible with all phones.