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Albert274

"Manual restart required" 1.0 125bhp focus ecoboost

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Please help! The start stop on my car actually works pretty much all of the time but past two days when the car stops, pressing clutch to restart it fails.  The "manual restart required" is shown and even then sometimes the ignition needs two attempts before car starts.  Starting from cold has also required two attempts tonight......i thought it unlikely to be the battery as the radio and dash board lights all come on as normal.....

2012 model with coolant pipe issue, engine replaced at 40,000 miles approx. Now around 60,000 miles on clock.

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On ‎6‎/‎12‎/‎2018 at 10:21 PM, Albert274 said:

Please help! The start stop on my car actually works pretty much all of the time but past two days when the car stops, pressing clutch to restart it fails.  The "manual restart required" is shown and even then sometimes the ignition needs two attempts before car starts.  Starting from cold has also required two attempts tonight......i thought it unlikely to be the battery as the radio and dash board lights all come on as normal.....

2012 model with coolant pipe issue, engine replaced at 40,000 miles approx. Now around 60,000 miles on clock.

Even though I don't have this model I would defo have a load test on the battery as it is around 6 years old and as with all modern cars used heavily. A simple test at a garage, if the battery turns out to be o.k then that's one thing eliminated. Even a small battery drop could cause many strange symptoms (certainly does with my Mk2 ST)The fact that the radio and dash lights up is a red herring I'm afraid and doesn't mean that the battery's 100% o.k and up to the job.

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Ok, thank you both  😊

 Since posting above, I have driven it without air con/cd/ charging mobiles etc and with start- stop turned off (to try and reduce the drain on the battery) and the fault hasnt reoccurred. Will get the battery checked and am thankful if that's all is wrong! 

Thanks again!

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