Help my engine has blown up can anyone other than my dealer help me please, you have a problem with a new car take it back as far as I know that's what most normal people would do that's the best thong about buying new or you may aswell got a cheap car. then report back to us and tell us how they got on and what to look for or solutions, not avoiding the dealer like he has the plauge and bitching
about it on here, to borrow what wick said "SIMPLES" THe term 'some people are never happy unless there
complaining' sping to mind anyone???
You lot are complaint about a guys thread ?? What's your problem he asked a question ? I have new cars every year an if I have a fault always ask on the forums due to dealers not being able to book in right away - it was just a "Question" anyway you pair of women I must go now ;-)
Mk3 Keyless Entry - Frustrating ??
Posted 20 September 2011 - 04:02 PM
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Posted 30 September 2011 - 10:10 AM
Just picked up my 2011 Focus Titanium with Keyless entry system. I had this on my previous Renault and they dont seem to work the same. I dont know if there is a fault as I see people have had to have theirs updated. I'll get to the point. Do you have to physically lock the door when you exit, or do you have to press the button on the door handle? The dealer told us that you just walk away but when we do that the car does not lock. There is also no audiable noise to confirm the alarm is set, i was under the impression the thatcham alarm 'beeped' when it armed.
Any responses would be appreciated, thank you in advance
Posted 30 September 2011 - 01:46 PM
Also seems to be worse when my key is in the same pocket as the mobile phone - can this block the signal - who knows ??
Posted 30 September 2011 - 02:46 PM
Posted 30 September 2011 - 02:52 PM
Hi, for sure it isn't a good idea to keep the keys in the same pocket, I belive the manual does suggest this. My car is having to go in to the dealership on thurs as the front passenger door will not lock and unlock through the black sensor. So not so much the perfect car...
That's similar to mine - sometimes. My other issue on another thread the stop/start problem has been escalated as I rejected the car on Weds when the Ford technician failed to turn up. Had problem since July and no further down the road. Apparently supplying dealer are going to collect my car and give me a relief vehicle, Ford KA no doubt !!
Posted 02 October 2011 - 05:16 PM
i've had similar prob -ie my keyless entry works fine for me opening the drvers door , its when my partner tries the passgenger door its locked & i have to use the key fob, and the back doors are the same some times.
And yes i know i'll have to take it back to dealer when i get time so im not ranting, lol
Posted 02 October 2011 - 05:23 PM
Posted 02 October 2011 - 05:27 PM
I know people are more likely to complain about something than say it's class on forums but ford need to sort this out, has anyone got the keyless entry and not had a problem?? Sounds unlikely at the moment.
Had keyless entry on my fiesta tit 58 plate, & never had one prob
Posted 02 October 2011 - 05:31 PM
Posted 13 May 2013 - 09:31 PM
just wondering if i can resurrect this thread after doing a bit of googling...
i've put my focus titanium(12 plate) into my local dealership twice regarding "faults" with the keyless entry. i say fault...they say it doesn't fail any health check so there are no faults.
unfortunately i'm not convinced. i'd really like to have some kind of fact sheet about what is supposed to happen with keyless entry/exit. i'm ok with the power button for ignition so i'm just interested in what should happen with entering/exiting my car.
on exit am i supposed to be able to just walk away from the car and it locks itself? if so how long does it take to do this and how far should my key fob be away from it? currently it doesn't lock itself ever.
on exit if i press the driver black pad on the door handle it doesn't lock sometimes. i can perhaps get it to lock occasionally by mucking about with the keypad. it's not easy and not predictable either. this is on the driver's side. things seem to be better on the passenger side but i don't always do this. in the end i end up pressing the lock button on the fob which defeats the whole object.
on approaching the car is my car supposed to recognise my fob every time? it doesn't do this. but then sometimes it does. i try to repeat the same tests every day but it's really hard to write each part of the test so i end up not remembering what's happened. does it matter if the locks are "double-locked" or single-locked. i don't know the technical terms so bear with me.
now that my car has been into the dealers twice i'm having to play detective on forums like this as i'm convinced there's something up. it'd be really good to have some kind of technical specification on keyless entry/exit so i can read it and see if my car follows it.
soz for the essay but hopefully you can see that i'm getting a bit lost with the keyless side of things. i don't have any other faults that i know about apart from brakes but i'm dealing with motorpoint on that one so shouldn't be related...
cheers in advance,
Posted 14 May 2013 - 08:43 AM
Hi, the car will never lock itself and hasn't been designed to do it this way, I am sure you can think of why this is so. Double locked is more secure because not only does it prevent the interior handles from opening the doors it also puts the alarm into a higher level of protection..
Posted 14 May 2013 - 12:20 PM
When I exit I press my thumb twice on the door handle contact to double lock it.
On return I just grab the handle (front or rear) and it unlocks.
Posted 14 May 2013 - 01:41 PM
Thanks both for chipping in. so i'm guessing that my car will never lock itself. as for if i'd like this feature then yep i would - or at least the option to choose it on exit. it's generally just me using the car so why not just walk away if i forget to lock it. irrelevant now anyway.
as for the touch pad, this is why it's there then isn't it? to lock the car without needing the key fob. knowing this now i'll use it more often and see if it seems to be working right or not.
so what do we thinking on approaching the car then. is my car supposed to recognise my fob EVERY time i get up close to it? if i open my boot when it's locked, shut it and walk around to the driver door in the morning then it recognises it and opens up the door mirrors and unlocks.
however the other day i parked it up on friday night and came back to my driver door on a monday morning and nothing. no mirrors out or unlocking so what's up there? is it the time since last activity? once i grabbed the door handles everything opened up.
thanks again all,
Posted 14 May 2013 - 01:52 PM
The boot is operated separately to the doors, so if you open the boot first, you still have to grab the door handle to unlock the car.
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