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Member Since 09 Sep 2013
Offline Last Active Feb 02 2014 02:20 PM

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In Topic: Folding Mirror

02 February 2014 - 02:25 PM

5 pot 205 bhp !!!....is that even legal ? ( he asked enviously at a mere 163 )


So Ford expert says software fault, which based on another owner, ( me ) gets worse over time and becomes permanent only on drivers side. It is very unlikely we are on our own with the same fault.

Suspect many just ignore it and leave them out but if so why fit them if they dont work and actually charge me for the part and the annoyance?

Suspect because of the nature of the fault, as detailed to Ford Dealer, they would know its software and they are unlikely to advertise there are other owners with the same basic problem garage cant fix.


Mine is 3 years old in April


Good luck and let me know how you get on

In Topic: Folding Mirror

31 January 2014 - 03:41 PM

Hi again Paul. I had rushed that last post and it is true, and more helpful to you, to say :


I like and trust my local dealer and we would not have 3 Fords in the family otherwise.

One of the aspects which brings me back to them is their long term resident techie who is pretty clued up and has given good advice and fixed stuff himself on a few occasions.


This trusted  techie is the one who is totally and absolutely convinced this is a software problem and needs a Ford fix.


However warranty is running out and I should be doing the lottery !


Best wishes Bill

In Topic: Folding Mirror

26 January 2014 - 01:06 PM

Hi Paul 2.5 eh !....what bhp is that then ?


No I still have the problem but it is no longer an intermittent fault which is where I started on that one mirror still refusing to open from the button. I suspect we are not alone with this glitch and that people just work round the problem manually and dont even bother to post on a site like this ??


I now open the mirror a bit before I get in and the button always then opens it but a bit too far so I wind down the window and move it back into place. Crazy eh ?


Found also when I stop the car and close it will open for up to 8 seconds after I stop but will not open from the button if I leave it longer than that....wild eh?


Good chance I think you will eventually end up presenting a constant mirror fault  and get the responce this is a software fault and we live in hope of Ford coming up with a fix. How many of us I wonder have had such a responce and are still waiting ?


Strange how these little things can annoy especially in the rain !


Soon as I come up on the lottery I might go and try the big Mazda...good luck and regards Bill

In Topic: Folding Mirror

26 September 2013 - 02:10 PM

Thanks James, I appreciate that. OK if I quote this to the dealer ? , they would accept the part is still  under warranty.


Regards Bill

In Topic: Titanium X19" Wheel Noise

15 September 2013 - 06:43 PM

Without advertising names, which I assume is not ok on this site :


Has anyone bought or had fitted "cabin quieter"  kits ?


Any good and worth doing I wonder?


Full kit for  cabin might be in region of from  £300 for diy kit + maybe £100 fitted. Which seems a lot and wonder if they would sell part kit of clever sound proofing material to concentrate on tyre noise ?


If they did that at the factory from new and it worked  I would have paid it without a doubt  with hindsight.


4x4's did get a mention on one site of kits  but price not yet really considered.