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Con Rod

Member Since 02 Aug 2009
Offline Last Active Sep 02 2009 05:50 PM

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Fault code 1288?

27 August 2009 - 06:09 PM

Could anyone please advise on the above fault code?
I've been told "Brake pressure control fault" approx £1100 for repairs, ouch !!
What parts are most likely to be replaced? Would this be just the ABS module??

Many thanks

Check your licence

21 August 2009 - 05:44 PM

Hi Folks,

Check your licence, and save £1000 read on:-

Thousands of motorists are at risk of being fined £1000 because they are unwittingly driving without a valid licence.

This applies to the new “pink” UK photocard style licence which expires after 10 years, the first batch issued July 1998.
Motoring organisations blamed the Government for the fiasco and said most motorists believed their licences were for life.
To rub salt into the wounds, drivers will have to pay £17.50 to renew their card, which critics state will earn the Treasury an estimated £437 million over 25 years.
Official figures reveal that of the 16,136 expired recently only 11,566 have been renewed, leaving nearly 5000 at risk of the £1000 fine.
Another 300,000 are due to expire over the remainder of this year, experts’ fear the number of invalid licences will escalate.

To check your licence, find the column headed 4a right in the centre, on the photo side, 4a “is the valid from” date. 4b “is the valid to” date. Under box 14 on the rear of the card has the key to the letters in very tiny print.

The DVLA says that any driver could be charged with “failing to surrender their licence” an offence carrying a £1000 fine. However they confirmed that no one had so far been charged.

So have a look and save yourselves a potential problem.

Warning light ESP

11 August 2009 - 09:07 PM

Hi Folks,

Can any experts out there please comment on my "Ford Direct" Focus estate 4 years old 36,000 miles having the esp light on all the time.
This came on over night just after fourth service, can this fault be created by a dealer as I refused some work that they recommended.
eg front pads 90% worn even though all four pads had a minimum of 3mm of lining!
Error code 1288 and quote for repair approx £1150 for new ABS unit.
Is the whole unit faulty or could it be just a simple fault within?
The dealer who did the diagnostic asked if the car had been flashed?
I think the unit is behind the battery box, are there cheaper units out there and can it be a DIY job?

Really appreciate your time and comments on this issue, hope the ABS still works !!

Many thanks