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Just Done An Oil And Air Filter Change.

07 July 2014 - 08:17 PM

Have to say I'm quite chuffed with myself!!! Ford wanted 70 quid. I'm not particularly good with the spanners so a mate and me brother came over to keep an eye on me.

But it all went rather well.

It's a 2012 1.6tdci so I'm going to change the oil every 6000 miles to try and keep it in as good shape as I can.

Just thought I'd share.


Voice Control Issues.

20 June 2014 - 07:30 AM

Hi all

I'm hoping someone out there may have experienced an issue I am having with the voice control on my 2012 focus titanium x.

It's an intermittent issue. What happens is this. I'll start the car up and I can use the system to make a phone call once I've finished the call I'll end it and carry on driving.

Sometimes when I go to make another call I pull the trigger on the back of the steering wheel the stereo mutes but I can't do anything. I don't get the beep or the "say a command" sentence.

All I can do is pull the trigger again and the stereo comes back on. It's worth noting that when this happens the iPod no longer works (this is plugged in in the glovebox) and I can't stream music over Bluetooth from my phone either.

I have to get to my destination switch off the car. When I come back to the car it works again.

I assume it must be a software glitch so I was thinking about taking it in to get it looked at as I've only had it 4 months. But I did read somewhere that it maybe possible for me to update the software myself.

So if you have experienced this or know anything about the software update I'd love to hear your thoughts

Many thanks

Service Indicator Has Come On But Car Was Serviced In March

16 May 2014 - 10:43 AM

Hi all

A quick question. I bought my focus in March as part of the sale it was agreed the car would be serviced before I picked it up. The service book was stamped when I picked it up and so I assumed it had been done. I've been checking oil regularly and whilst it is black it don't look that dirty.

So now I'm wondering was it serviced and just not reset or was it not serviced???

If I ring the dealership I assume they are just going to turn round and say it was.

Do you think it's worth ringing or shall I just reset it.


Some Issues With My Focus

01 May 2014 - 06:44 PM

Hi all.
I've got a 2012 1.6 tdci titanium x. I've had it 2 months and so far so good but just lately a few little issues have started to appear and I just wondered if anyone has experienced any of them.

Firstly when on the motorway the car will "cough" everyone and again. I've read it could be the dmf regenerating but it seems to do it at least once a day when warm. I do 70 miles a day mostly motorway.

2nd is the hands free system. It worked fine up until tonight but on the way home I pulled the paddle to activate it the stero muted but nothing happened. I haven't been able to get it to work. The phones connected but I can't give it any commands at all.

Any help you can give me would be great.


I've Joined The Club

08 March 2014 - 12:46 PM

Hi all

This morning I picked up a 2012 focus titanium x 1.6 tdci with 9000 miles on the clock and I am really impressed with it.

I was very sorry to see my 2009 zetec s fiesta go but the new car is a much more relaxed place to be it's very smooth and rides beautifully.

I have noticed however that the stop start don't work. I didn't pick this up on the test drive stupidly.

Any ideas why it don't work. I've read the book and it says there are circumstances when it won't work but I don't think any of them applied on my journey home today.

Anyway overall really pleased with the car

Thanks in advance for any ideas you may have