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#1 Scoobiedoo79



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Posted 19 June 2014 - 07:40 PM


Looking for some info with my 09 Mondeo I Noticed the other day when driving that the tabs on the hud console disappeared leaving just the radio greyed out and the settings and trip options available left it as it was as I had to go into work and when I checked it later all was well this has happened again since but not for a few days 

Now when I was on the car tonight I got an error message on the console steering malfunction got home and switched off and back on again started fine same error

message Disconnected the battery and left it off for about half an hour and then connected it back up car powers up when unlocking and still gives the error steering malfunction but now will no longer start 

It’s a key less entry and I have tried the other key and also sticking the key in the blanked off slot where a normal key goes and still the car won’t start doesn't

give me the press clutch message that normally comes on before starting 

Had a look at the fuses for the key less and steering lock and they look ok and tried the battery again and still nothing 

Any ideas or suggestions before I book it in to get looked at and potentially cost me a fortune 





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#2 jeebowhite


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Posted 19 June 2014 - 09:07 PM

Hi Derek,


I would suggest that you disconnect all the wiring harnesses from the GEM board and try again (with the battery disconnected)

#3 halandmore



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Posted 06 March 2015 - 01:21 PM

I own a 2012 Mondeo. And exactly the same problem. Steering malfunction displays, then I can start the car at most 3-4 times and after that it won't start again. When I drove to the garage for the fist time - they told me the battery was nearly flat. Told me it must have been my fault and I had to purchase a new battery. Since then it happened again 3 times (with the new battery!). Currently the car's been in the garage for 2 weeks, they still do not know what is causing the battery to drain intermittently. Last time I dropped it off immediately when the error appeared, without stopping the engine even. They charged the battery (again) and have been waiting if it to start loosing voltage, it has not. But I was told no repair can be done until it starts loosing voltage again, then they will hopefully try to find what is causing it. Any ideas what it could be??

#4 Scoobiedoo79



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Posted 06 March 2015 - 06:16 PM

Hi Mate


Mines turned out to be a sensor to do with the keyless entry I was getting the steering error message and then not long after it the car just cut out and wouldnt even turn over powered up but nothing worked and wouldnt start


Said that the sensor was part of a system that alows the car to start and because the sensor was broke it wouldnt alow it to go any further


This happened a few times and was reprogrammed before they advised me to replace it (About £350 ish)


Since its been replaced to be fair I have had no issues

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