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Member Since 25 Jul 2011
Offline Last Active Nov 16 2015 10:54 PM

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In Topic: Cruise Control Intermittent Fault

12 November 2015 - 10:24 PM

Re: the OP, 4 years old, 15k? thats a new car ffs, most annoying.



Even more annoying that it was working perfectly until it went in for service. The dealer insisted it was nothing to do with their work and that I would have to pay £190 to get it repaired - or £84 not to get it repaired! The credit card company saw my point of view and refunded me after I got rid of the car.

In Topic: Cruise Control Intermittent Fault

12 November 2015 - 02:34 PM

I have had the same intermittent fault with the cruise control. It went into the dealer yesterday to have it fixed. This is what was written on the report from them - 


"Checked operation of cruise control buttons on IDS and all working at present. Various fault codes for cruise control present but none current. Carried out ETIS checks and ascertain a known concern relating to corrosion with the airbag clock spring electrical contacts. Remove the airbag to gain access to connections. No corrosion present but the connection to the clockspring WAS loose. SLIGHT damage evident to connector but should not harm operation. Clean contact & lubricate & re-fit. Road test and all working correctly"


This cost me £90.94 to have put right.

I am concerned that they wrote "known concern relating to corrosion with airbag clock spring electrical contacts".


If there is a known concern, and it is affecting the function of other things - like the cruise control - they should be sorting this out, not waiting for customers to come in and pay to have it fixed. Surely this is a safety issue to re the airbags.




At least your dealer justified and explained clearly what they were charging for. This was probably the issue with mine. I was charged £84 for their "diagnosis" that they "suspected" the switch was faulty. I will never know, as I recovered the  £84 from the credit card company and got rid of the car due to their apalling service.

In Topic: Electrical Question

10 June 2015 - 01:54 PM

Under closer inspection checked the fuse box under the bonnet and number fuse number 26 is blown. It controls right hand side exterior lighting gonna change that and see what happens.


My Haynes manual has Engine Fusebox F26 supplying mirror control switch, folding mirrors and driver's electric window! Well spotted and I hope it works.

In Topic: Electrical Question

10 June 2015 - 12:53 PM

I don't understand that as the Haynes manual suggests those headlight bulbs are each fed from different fuses (13, 14, 15) in the engine compartment which are relay controlled. Dealer sounds the best bet on that one!

In Topic: Electrical Question

10 June 2015 - 09:46 AM

Does that Haynes include 2014 ecoboost?

I must get one.

No, it is 08 to 11 reg. I don't think the facelift version is out yet.