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About rnem_uk

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  • First Name Rob

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  • Gender* Male
  • Ford Model Focus
  • Ford Year 2013
  • UK/Ireland Location Berkshire
  • Annual Mileage 10,001 to 15,000
  1. Ford Sync Update (Usb)

    I wouldn't hold out too much hope. The last time they updated my car the broke my ability to change the colour of the ambient lighting. When I complained, their attitude was that I must have imagined having it. When I complained to Ford customer service, they said the same. I've also complained that the cruise speed is always displayed in mph even when the car is set to metric for odometer and fuel consumption. They have the fix for that stateside. .. also the Sony radio doesn't display track info via bluetooth but on my inlaws Fiesta it does. ... and whoever designed the UK needs shooting. Why do you need two info buttons when playing from USB, but one when playing a CD. Why can't we have a button for shuffle instead of the duplicate info button. Dumb.
  2. Ford Sync Update (Usb)

    My dealer has said that there are no updates. That seems very very strange, since I have two identical cars with different versions.. I get the impression I'm being fobbed off. Time to call CS again.
  3. Ford Sync Update (Usb)

    breathe...I found a cost mentioned here (Although that's from 2011, so it may not he the same system) I've tried saying "Radio" to mine and nothing happens. The manual also says nothing about the ability to control it.
  4. Ford Sync Update (Usb)

    I think you need to get a new keyboard. It's faulty. Several keys aren't working. Does Sync operate the radio? It doesn't in mine.
  5. Ford Sync Update (Usb)

    I called Ford customer service today to ask about Sync updates. In the US, you can download them and install them yourself. The UK site just says "soon you will be able to....". My father-in-law has a 63 plate and this version is two later than my 13 plate. Has anyone request an update via their dealer. I read somewhere that they will charge £80 for it - which I can't believe.. It should be free. Has anyone had any experience of requesting it? I complained to them that there is no Europe equivalent of a customer support forum, so there is no way for the masses to complain about the horrendous design. I asked why there are two info buttons for example. I also asked for someone to define the word 'soon'. As to me, 7 month is not 'soon' in my book. Rant over.... btw, I did find a great site called It seems the US don't like some bits either.
  6. Urgent - Cannot Close Door

    I've managed to close it after a bit of trial and error, but it doesn't actually lock shut... looks like a trip to the main dealer tomorrow as it's only 6 months old. At least the alarm is on.
  7. Urgent - Cannot Close Door

    I have an urgent problem in that I am unable to close my Focus door. The door mechanism is in the closed position so it just knocks on the latch on the frame. Is there anything I can do to free it to enable me close the door?
  8. lol... that might work.. If I went from 0 to my desired speed in 0.01 seconds... to make my initial post clearer, I'm talking about the display between the rev counter and speedo. When you engage cruise, you get a popup that says "Set MPH" (or something close to that)... then when you set the speed, it displays on the top line as XX mph. If the rest of the display is in KM, it still displays MPH. imho, if you've set the display to metric, then the cruise display speed should be metric too. I call my dealer. Maybe they can find out.
  9. I got back from a holiday in France recently and had some grief trying to get the cruise control to display in kmph. If I set the units to l/km, I get the odometer in km, but the cruise still displays in m.p.h. which seems pretty daft. It's it just me?
  10. Front Set Of New Tyres ?

    Here's a good video which explains the reasoning for rear fit..
  11. Front Set Of New Tyres ?

    I get mine done in CostCo and they always put new tyres on the rear. It's a safety thing. If you get decent tyres, they'll last ages. I got about 25-30k out of a set of Michelins.
  12. Thanks.... found this buried in the post: On keyless power start. 1)hold trip reset button in. 2)Short press half way down of the power button , displays II position lights. 3)Continue to hold trip reset button. 4)Menu comes up and click trip reset button to scroll through .
  13. Hi folks, My father-in-laws mk2.5 titanium gave an enginine failure error which has now cleared. Can you still access that data on the dash display. I know on the mk2, you could get it by switching to position 3 and holding trip reset. Is that facility available on his? Cheers, Rob
  14. New Mk3 - Handbook Doesn't Match :-(

    I tried to register there, but I can't as it won't accept my VIN. I guess it would be to much to hope for. I think Ford in UK don't want adverse feedback to be publicly available.
  15. Thanks for that... so.. back to the drawing board. I thought the slotmount would have solved my problem.