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*** Ford Sync Applink 2.0 - When?

26 May 2014 - 09:57 AM

I have contacted my local dealership about this SYNC AppLink 2.0 FREE downloadable upgrade which is supposed to have been already released at the start of this year but, they told me that they have no information yet.


I've seen this update mentioned on so many websites including Ford and it should already be available to us but so far, no links have been put up.  I've even contact Ford Customer Relations but they have not yet replied. 


It is called Sync AppLink 2.0 but, do our SYNC integrated Ford cars actually have Sync Applink 1.0 installed?


Sync AppLink appears to be a great upgrade and we could do so much more with Sync if we could get our hands on the download so if it's already been released for free download, why are we not seeing any download links?



Fiesta Mk7.5 Warranty Period

08 May 2014 - 05:38 PM



Most modern cars have at least 3 years warranty and I believe that the Fiesta is one of those cars.


I've just been looking through the service booklet for my 2013 Fiesta and have noticed on page 3 is shows that the 'Base Warranty' is 1 year and, on the bottom of page 3 it shows 'Ford Protect' and states that Ford Protect provides the second and third years.


So, I'm assuming that this is the warranty that I have?


Base Warranty = 1 year

Ford Protect = 2 years.


If that is correct, then on page 36, 'All About Your Vehicle', at the bottom, there are no details shown for the 'Ford Protect Contract Number' or Ford Protect Expiry Date'.


If that's not the cover I have for the 2nd and 3rd years and Ford Protect is something different, are the 2nd and 3rd years provided by the dealership?

Fiesta Mk7 Cooling Fan Issue?

26 April 2014 - 05:36 PM



Update:  I forgot to add that when I first heard of the issue a week ago, the first thing I checked was the coolant level and it was about 1" below the maximum mark.


I have a query about the engine cooling fan on my previous Fiesta Zetec.  Normally the air coming through the bonnet grill when the car is moving, helps keep the engine temp normal and then, when in stop/start traffic, the engine fan kicks in when you are stopped or slow moving.


My daughter has got my previous 2010 Fiesta Zetec 1.25 and has recently told me that the fan has been coming a few miles after starting.  She has been at our house for the last hour or so and I went out with her while she started the car up and the fan keep on immediately which I assume is not correct so I'm guessing there must be an issue.


Can anyone advise on what the problem might be and possible cost to put it right?

Fiesta Mk7.5 Dashboard Assembly

23 April 2014 - 03:46 PM



Can anyone tell me how many bolts/screws hold the dash board assembly in place and where are they?


The reason is because I've recently got my car back from a Ford Body Shop and apart from a few issues that need to be put right, I've just noticed that the trim on the drivers side windscreen pillar has a clear visible 1/4" gap at the base where it meets the dash board.


And the small bit of grey trim that lies immediately inside the quarter light windows has a large gap between it's inside edge where butts up to the dash board and is also on the same level as the dash board itself.  (it should be lower that the dash board and I think that the inner edge of that trim should fit underneath the edge of the dash board hence, the large gap.


I should have mentioned that the damage was to the front offside wing and the offside corner of the bumper assembly and the quarter lights was removed for painting and I think that the cause of the problems above is because the dash board has somehow dropped about a 1/4".  

Fiesta Mk7 Zetec 2010 Service Costs

20 April 2014 - 02:25 PM



I bought a new Fiesta Zetec 1.25 in October 2010 and had it serviced in October 2011 but I've neglected to get it serviced since then - no excuses, I kept meaning to get it serviced each year but I never seemed to find the time.


My daughter now has the car with 21,000 miles and it's running well.  The oil + filter should have been changed in 2011 but the car only had about 6,500 miles from new.  The air filter, pollen filter and spark plugs have never been changed so I want to get it serviced asap.  I would also like a check for software updates and recalls but, do Ford charge to apply software updates during a service?


Taking into account the above details, what service is required and what should I expect to pay for it at Ford?


I was thinking of trying out Formula One Auto Centres who say they will service the car in line with the manufacturer's service required but will use compatible oils and parts and want a £119 for what they call a 'major service' but, as well as the oil + filter change, I would also like the air and pollen filters + spark plugs changed.


I also believe that the Fiesta Mk7 has a cambelt instead of a timing chain and according to what I've read, that can last for 100,000 or 10 years so I would imagine that there is no rush to get that changed just yet.


Any help/advice would be appreciated.