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#31 tomo2001

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 08:53 AM

Well i've got the car back and have for a week now and believe it or not the stop start has worked almost every time i've stopped and yet the garage say they have done nothing to the car except check the battery on 2 consecutive days and yet everytime before they had to charge the battery it looks like they don't know what they are doing or they can't tell the customer the truth.

All I have found out about the problem is what i've been told by Ford is that the stop start doesn't work if the heater is set to the lowest temp (mine had been set to 15 degree's from day 1) or if you have the air conditioning turned on even though I hadn't used the air conditioning so now I change the Focus for a C=Max on Tuesday and hopefully there will be no more problems as the C-Max is only a Zetec


You rejected the car and changed for a C-Max ?

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 09:05 AM

Hi, the start stop will not operate when the CC is set low, the manual clearly says this and says the ideal temp setting should be set to 22c. On my car the start stop restarts itself if the cabin temp gets too high...
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Posted 07 October 2011 - 11:51 PM

Hi Chris the problem according to the garage was if the heater (not A/C) was set to the lowest temp the stop start wouldn't work also if the A/C was in use it wouldn't work, I don't know about the A/C as I hardly ever used it but the temp on the heater had been set to the lowest from the day I picked the car up and everytine it came out of the garage stop start worked fine for upto 48 hours then stopped working again.

I was fed up of going back to the garage every other week and even the garage staff were saying see you next week that I decided to hand the Focus back and changed it for the C-Max Zetec instead and personally I have found it to be a better car to drive

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 08:35 AM

Hi, well I can only repeat what the manual says, thus it would have interfered with the stop start and caused the issue you were having. Anyway, now you are happy with your car that's the main thing, I'm sure you do know that the C-Max is just a Focus with a different body...
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Posted 09 October 2011 - 04:36 PM

Update on mine with the stop/start issue. Picking car up tomorrow as now fixed, dealer has fitted complete pedal assembly as not actuating limit switches correctly. Dealer has driven it for 2 days on test and seems to be woring correctly.

Had a C-Max loaner (11 plate), agree with teejay28 - better drive than new focus IMHO.

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 05:12 PM

Hi, what do you mean by better drive, is it harder or softer, turn in better or worse, change of direction, and was it on the same size of wheels?
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Posted 09 October 2011 - 05:22 PM

Hi, what do you mean by better drive, is it harder or softer, turn in better or worse, change of direction, and was it on the same size of wheels?
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Comfier ride both in seating and suspension, better turn in, sharper steering and better turning circle but admittedly it's on 17's not 18's. It is however the Mk2.5 so styling more dated and interior much better quality on my new Focus. C-Max Has lots of interior trim rattles as well, particularly from the built in sun blinds. But overall, improved visibility is the biggest plus and would certainly consider one of these next time round. Do miss some of the toys on the new car as well.

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 10:10 AM

Comfier ride both in seating and suspension, better turn in, sharper steering and better turning circle but admittedly it's on 17's not 18's. It is however the Mk2.5 so styling more dated and interior much better quality on my new Focus. C-Max Has lots of interior trim rattles as well, particularly from the built in sun blinds. But overall, improved visibility is the biggest plus and would certainly consider one of these next time round. Do miss some of the toys on the new car as well.

That's interesting to know as I am thinking of buying the new focus. Colin.

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 10:27 AM

That's interesting to know as I am thinking of buying the new focus. Colin.


Hi Colin

I wouldn't rule out the C-Max, I suggest you test drive both. C-Max feels much bigger and the boot blinds that of the New Focus. Depends whether you want the space or not ?

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 10:36 AM

Hi Colin

I wouldn't rule out the C-Max, I suggest you test drive both. C-Max feels much bigger and the boot blinds that of the New Focus. Depends whether you want the space or not ?

Thanks for the reply, I had a Mondeo before my current car Fiesta 1.6 and although I like the fiesta just a little under powered for me. Was thinking of the 16 eco boost in the focus but would not rule out the c max.
On another subject maybe Cuke could answer this I bought the Fiesta from Buy a car on line supermarket what was the waiting time you had Chris for your Focus.
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Posted 10 October 2011 - 12:28 PM

Comfier ride both in seating and suspension, better turn in, sharper steering and better turning circle but admittedly it's on 17's not 18's. It is however the Mk2.5 so styling more dated and interior much better quality on my new Focus. C-Max Has lots of interior trim rattles as well, particularly from the built in sun blinds. But overall, improved visibility is the biggest plus and would certainly consider one of these next time round. Do miss some of the toys on the new car as well.


Hi, you are comparing the Mk3 Focus aren't you? I cannot believe the C-Max is better as the chassis and suspension components are exactly the same as the Focus and all road tests I've read say it is good but has slightly more body roll than the Focus has. I also find the 18" wheels fine, much better than the ride that was on the Mk4 Mondeo with the same.
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Posted 10 October 2011 - 12:31 PM

Thanks for the reply, I had a Mondeo before my current car Fiesta 1.6 and although I like the fiesta just a little under powered for me. Was thinking of the 16 eco boost in the focus but would not rule out the c max.
On another subject maybe Cuke could answer this I bought the Fiesta from Buy a car on line supermarket what was the waiting time you had Chris for your Focus.
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Hi, I ended up getting mine from the local main dealership, just around the corner from my house so it made more sense. Signed the order on the 22/06/2001, car arrived at the dealership on the 18/08/2011, I picked it up on the 1/9/11 for obvious reasons...
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Posted 10 October 2011 - 12:33 PM

Changing the subject, seen as though this is a stop/start thread. Got car back and system now functioning. Dealer fitted new clutch pedal assembly so if anyone else experiences failure of the system this is one possible root cause.

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 07:33 PM

Hi Chris the problem according to the garage was if the heater (not A/C) was set to the lowest temp the stop start wouldn't work also if the A/C was in use it wouldn't work, I don't know about the A/C as I hardly ever used it but the temp on the heater had been set to the lowest from the day I picked the car up and everytine it came out of the garage stop start worked fine for upto 48 hours then stopped working again.

I was fed up of going back to the garage every other week and even the garage staff were saying see you next week that I decided to hand the Focus back and changed it for the C-Max Zetec instead and personally I have found it to be a better car to drive


How the HELL have you managed that? Ford don't just condemn vehicles - we've had a Focus Sport back and forth to us since May which has had 3 hego sensors and numerous visits from the ford field engineer and they STILL won't condemn it?!?!?!?!

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 08:25 PM

............. Signed the order on the 22/06/2001, car arrived at the dealership on the 18/08/2011, I picked it up on the 1/9/11 for obvious reasons...
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Blimey, factory on go slow or what ;)

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