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DunkPoole

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About DunkPoole

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    Duncan

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  • Gender*
    Male
  • Ford Model
    Fiesta 100 Ecoboost Titanium 3dr
  • Ford Year
    2014
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Dorset
  • Annual Mileage
    0 to 5000
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  1. I have a June 2014 reg car had no problems at all until this evening when starting the car to go home from work. It is keyless start and entry. Pressed start and started OK but then a warning chime and centre display states "Active City Stop not Available" also the yellow ABS and traction control warning lights came on as well as the start stop warning light on the deactivation button. I pressed the start button again to turn off ignition waited a few seconds then restarted and all OK and no warning messages. I am hoping it was just some one off software glitch as this has never happened before from owning the vehicle from new. Any ideas anyone ? Can't see there is any point going to the dealer unless it happens again but why would it happen in first place. Nothing worse than an intermittent fault that never shows itself when you want it to.
  2. I've noticed that the offside rear drain hole hasnt been punched out, the nearside one has, and the centre one only partly. How can something like this be missed by quality control checks at the factory, or are they all like this ? My Titanium was built on 28 April 2014. Can anyone else check theirs ? I guess it will be a trip back to the dealer to see what they say. Without sufficient drainage then corrosion is more likely as water will be retained within the bottom of the hatch door.
  3. No you won't get it : " Free Sky TV subscription offer available on selected Ford retail vehicles contracted and registered between 16th May 2014 – 31st May 2014. Offer excludes Ford Ka, Tourneo Connect and Commercial Vehicles (including Ranger). "
  4. Anyone who purchased their car between 16 to 31 May got their letter from Ford yet to call up Sky ? It's really annoying they have taken the URL down which had the full terms and contact number you had to call if you hadn't had your letter by this Saturday. I should have printed it off when I first loooked at it. I'm going to call the Ford Customer care line tomorrow. Its a good deal as it also covers you if you have Sky already and is worth about £450 for the year. Below is the google cached copy of the page that has now gone along with the FAQ page which had the number to call. http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:JHWpL6Xf228J:www.ford.co.uk/MaySkyPromotion/Overview+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk
  5. What's your experience with the auto setting ? The last couple of mornings when leaving home just after 7am, the auto setting turns the lights on (I don't mean the DRL LED lights) and they stay on all the way on the 20 min drive to work. It gets light after about 4.30 to 5 am at this time of year and at 7am where I am at this time of year it's been brilliant sunshine the last couple of days. The only thing is the sun is at a lower angle in the sky at 7am. Does this make a difference or is the vehicle that intelligent it knows the time of day and leaves the lights on as a precaution ? I know I can turn the auto mode off but its just annoying all the lights are on when you are driving directly into the direction of the sun. The sensor on top of windscreen is clear of any dirt or obstruction. I have active city stop and, auto wipers so I have a full set of sensors. Shining a torch into the sensor will turn them off. If went back to the car at 5pm drove out of the multi storey and within 5 seconds they turned off, and in my opinion it was darker then as it was cloudy!. Its just weird the way they function . I wonder if there is a sensitivity setting the dealer can adjust. My previous 2011 Titanium auto headlights werent as fussy and only came on when it was darker.
  6. The Convenience pack on the Titanium is only the keyless start and entry and at £425 it is a bit pricey. I wouldn't have taken it as an option unless it was free but it is handy now I have experienced it. Other options I added were variable boot floor for £75, rear parking sensors for £200, Full size spare wheel for £100 and Active City Stop for £200. I later decided I wanted to add the Full Dress up Kit for £500 but I wasn't able to add it as it was a week before the scheduled build date. It can be added as a dealer fit option but I have had quotes ranging between £1500-£2000 so I don't think I will bother !
  7. I ordered 4 April and took delivery 22 May so 7 weeks for me. The estimate at time of order was upto 12 weeks.
  8. I got all the green petals on all three on the day after collecting my new Titanium last Thursday. Whats this about a trophy ? If you get all the green petals surely you get the trophy ? I know its just a gimmick really but wonder why I haven't ? There is also nothing at all in the Drivers Handbook about Ecomode and how its supposed to work I only found it by going through all the menus.
  9. When I was looking at the the best price I could get I found this on drive the deal http://www.drivethedeal.com/buy-a-new-car/ford/fiesta+hatchback/index.html. I mentioned this to my local dealer and he said yes the Convenience pack was now free on the Titanium from April 1 orders. I ordered from my local dealer in the end. I see you have an ST2 though ? You could have had the Style Pack for free ? ST models: Please note that our quotes include a FREE Style Pack (if option is fitted to the car). Titanium models: Please note that our quotes include a FREE Convenience Pack (if option is fitted to the car). Please request this on ordering.
  10. I collected by new Titanium Ecoboost today and when I ordered it on 4 April the Convenience pack was a free option added for April builds. Just a warning to anyone concerning the range of the key. Be careful if you keep your key close to where you park. I park my car in the drive at the side of the house, the other side of the outside wall and always keep my keys on a hook in the hall on that outside wall. The car is parked within 3 to 4 feet of the key and the signal manages to penetrate the cavity wall and about 3 feet of air and allow me to unlock the car (although not the boot strangely) with the key on the hook indoors. I will have to get in the habit of keeping the keys elsewhere ! I had a Suzuki Swift with keyless entry and start a few years back and that had a more limited range for the key and didn't work in this same situation. I always have a habit of checking and double checking to see if my car is locked and the boot with the fiesta is a real pain with keyless as you can never be sure thats locked as the release works if the key is in range.
  11. I have keyless entry start/stop button too. Be careful if you keep your key close to where you park. I park my car in the drive at the side of the house the other side of the outside wall and always keep my keys on a hook in the hall on that outside wall. The car is parked within 3 to 4 feet of the key and the signal manages to penetrate the cavity wall and about 3 feet of air and allow me to unlock the car (although not the boot strangely) with the key on the hook indoors. I will have to get in the habit of keeping the keys elsewhere ! I had a Suzuki Swift with keyless entry and start a few years back and that had a more limited range for the key. I always have a habit of checking and double checking to see if my car is locked and the boot with the fiesta is a real pain with keyless as you can never be sure thats locked as the release works if the key is in range.
  12. Just picked up my new 3 door Titanium 1.0L Ecoboost today ordered on 4 April. Just a couple of questions. On the inside edge of the door card are either red reflectors or red lights I assume to warn passing traffic the door is open. If they are lights then neither of them are working, so I assume they are reflectors ? I have tried turning the vehicle lights on and off and it makes no difference. They just look more like lights to me than reflectors. Also my mini USB drive that was fine in my 2011 Titanium isn't being recognised at all although an old USB stick is. The only difference I can see is the new one is FAT32 the old one which work is FAT.
  13. Probably a stupid question but what do they do ? I only ever open the windows to get a ticket out of an automatic barrier or to clear outside condensation. I rely on the climate control to keep cool :D Do you only get a benefit if you drive round with the windows down ?
  14. If there is a problem with the pumps at which point did Ford realise and change supply /batch. My Ecoboost 100 Titanium was built on 28 April, and I take delivery next Thursday. Would I be able to reject the vehicle using this as a reason and reorder ?
  15. I will be collecting my new Titanium again on another 24 month Options Cashplan in a couple of weeks and intend to just swap vehicles with my current insurance company Tesco. Whilst looking at the website it states you or your partner must be the owner and registered keeper in the assumptions. With all Finance deals the Finance company is the legal owner until the last payment is made. I have checked out lots of insurance websites this evening and there is never an option in the owner drop down box to cover cars on Finance (which must be the majority) the nearest is Personal Lease (which is different from Options) or a Company. If you put this in on line most sites wont quote at all. Hopefully my mind will be put at rest when I phone my insurance company to clarify tomorrow. Has everyone on finance incorrectly said they are the owner & registered keeper when they took out insurance ? I did mention it to Tesco when I took out my current insurance on my Fiesta in 2011 and I said the legal owner is Ford Credit for the two years i'm on Options and Tesco said but you are the owner so I'm a bit confused ! You have to be so specific with Car Insurance these days and none of the Insurance websites I have looked at this evening have any notes or explanation of Owner definitions in relation to HP or PCP Finance.