I could see on ETIS when there was a PCM (ECU) update available for my car. No way of knowing whether or not it has been applied on there though.
I would have thought any reasonable dealer could check for the update but only charge if there is actually one available. Especially if you get it done at the time of a service.
Depends on the garage I suppose, we get on really well with our local dealer.
Otherwise I believe Trust Ford were advertising free software updates recently.
Wow what a rip off. You got any of the new Trust Ford group near you?
Only the Ford dealers have the equipment, software and link back to Ford to access the ECU (or any) updates. :(
I believe they actually have to download the updates from Ford servers.
Have you checked ETIS to see if there are any update messages?
Go here and enter your VIN or reg:
Then on the left hand side wait for the Vehicle Software section to load and see if you get the message:
"Vehicle software information is available for your selected vehicle. Click here to view further information."
Then click "here", find PCM in the list and see if there is an option for "Software updates".
As an example, this is what mine says:
Focus / C-Max 2.0L TDCi Stage V.
This application programs the PCM module with the most current calibration.
Version 1.3 - 10/08/12
20131113 10:03:17-G1496414-10The following Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) is relevant to this Software Update:
part of the Ford Motor Company Continual Program Improvement Process, a
later version of software is available for this module.
Although I had this done FOC as the car is still under warranty.
Hi again i did all that then got this message
Vehicle software information is not available for your selected vehicle. This information is currently available for Stage V and selected Stage IV emission vehicles.
a bit confused now
im i doing something wrong, my car is a stage 4 emission vehicle and ive got no data available
Means your car is too old to be on the ETIS software database :(
Never mind, it was worth a try as your model year is right around when it started.