Ford Owners Club - Ford Forums Messages

Club Announcements

Ford Fair 2016: Tickets and stand passes are now available to purchase. More info here.

Review your Ford: Help others when it comes to buying a car like yours and review your Ford now

AdBlock Warning

Parts of this website do not function properly with AdBlock enabled on your device. To get the best user experience on our website, please disable Adblock for this website (domain) on your browser.


JennyUK

Quick Questions About Digital Speedo.

20 posts in this topic

How accurate is the digital speedo compared to the analogue? I'm getting different readings from them. One is saying 30 while the other says 42. Is this normal or could there be a fault?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 

There will be a slight difference (about 4-6 mph MAX) with the needle erring on the slower side and the digi pretty accurate, but a 12 MPH difference is a bit excessive I would have thought....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah I assumed so. I reset it while driving and it will sometimes drop to 17 (while I'm still doing 30) and then go back up to 40+. It's only ever been accurate once.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hmmm I would say get it checked, but is it worth the hassle?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not really no but if there is a fault I'm wondering if it's effected the other readings too like mpg and millage.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Then I would think about it yep.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Quickest check is to use a GPS to work out which is right. My Fiesta reads 55mph on the speedo when the GPS reads 50mph, so 10% out on the slow side for the analog one, but to be honest thats been about the same on other cars I've driven.

You could also look at he marked mile splodges on the road to try and check distance is OK.

I suspect a digital one will be better and that data used to genereate MPG/ mileage, so probably right, whereas the dials are mechanical so prone to some distortion.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You sure you did't have it in kph? 42kph is 26mph...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You sure you did't have it in kph? 42kph is 26mph...

I had that thought too Nath, but when she said the speed dropped off suddenly while the needle didn't made me wonder.

I lived in NZ for 3 years and driving in KM seems fast (100KMh motorway limit) but it feels slow as it is actually only about 62MPH :unsure:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

HI

I have a Titanium 2009 on 17 inch wheels and have checked speedo with tom tom sat nav.

Speedo appears to be 3mph fast on all speed ranges.Can you tell me where the digital speedo is,as i dont seem to have it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What is this digital speedo you speak of?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What is this digital speedo you speak of?

There is a speedometer in the fascia where you also get the mpg and trip computer.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There is a speedometer in the fascia where you also get the mpg and trip computer.

How have I not noticed this!? :huh: lol

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's not an actual speedometer.

Part of trip computer function From the Fiesta Owners Handbook:

"Average speed:

Indicates the average speed calculated since the function was last reset."

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You can get a digital (and accurate) speedo if you use the cars "hidden" diagnostic menu

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ah thanks for that. Now I know what the point is in having a trip button at the rev counter as well as the one on the stalk :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You can get a digital (and accurate) speedo if you use the cars "hidden" diagnostic menu

How do you do this?? Does it reset/refresh the current stats? Make sure they're all accurate etc?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ah thanks for that. Now I know what the point is in having a trip button at the rev counter as well as the one on the stalk :)

More likely redundancy, as you only get the stalk button if you get the trip computer, and some of the base models don't have it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How do you do this?? Does it reset/refresh the current stats? Make sure they're all accurate etc?

I think you turn the key to "1" then hold this button down, then start car car while still holding it down, the word "test" should then come on screen.

Then you can press the button repeatedly to get each option.

This was how it was on my Focus, haven't yet tried it on my Fiesta.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How do you do this?? Does it reset/refresh the current stats? Make sure they're all accurate etc?

\\

Iv done this on my fiesta very cool thing to show to friends haha!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now