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Have message stating hill start assist disabled.. Drove car around and sometimes ABS light came on. Alson one time speedometer didnt work.

3 yr old from new with 22k on clock.

Can anyone offer some help/advice please.

Sods Law my warranty ran out 8th December last year. 

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It's likely to be caused by an ABS fault.  Hopefully just a dodgy sensor rather than the ABS module.  Will need to have the fault codes checked with Ford specific diagnostics, generic OBD doesn't usually cover ABS codes.

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1 hour ago, Pedro606 said:

Have message stating hill start assist disabled.. Drove car around and sometimes ABS light came on. Alson one time speedometer didnt work.

3 yr old from new with 22k on clock.

Can anyone offer some help/advice please.

Sods Law my warranty ran out 8th December last year. 

If you've had the car serviced by Ford it's whole life, sometimes they'll offer a gesture of goodwill when it's only just outside warranty.

Otherwise you've always got your consumer rights to fall back on as I'd argue it hasn't lasted a reasonable amount of time.

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Tunnerlrat OBD reader with the extra switch to access more stuff on Fords. With Forscan software which is free to use on windows laptops (and small charge on other sevices).

https://tunnelrat-electronics.fwscart.com/

 

https://tunnelrat-electronics.fwscart.com/page/help

 

Everyone should have one. Costs less than paying a garage to read the codes

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On 2/12/2019 at 2:00 PM, TomsFocus said:

It's likely to be caused by an ABS fault.  Hopefully just a dodgy sensor rather than the ABS module.  Will need to have the fault codes checked with Ford specific diagnostics, generic OBD doesn't usually cover ABS codes.

Thank you.

It happened day before i travelled to India on 20th Jan. I'm back next week on 23rd Feb.

My son did take it to a local garage but they could not find the fault probably for reasons you stated. Apparently the garage did cobtact Ford for assistance but were told they didnt know either.

That upset me but when i read your reply i feel better about the situation.

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On 2/12/2019 at 3:18 PM, alexp999 said:

If you've had the car serviced by Ford it's whole life, sometimes they'll offer a gesture of goodwill when it's only just outside warranty.

Otherwise you've always got your consumer rights to fall back on as I'd argue it hasn't lasted a reasonable amount of time.

Many many thanks indeed for your very helpful reply.

Yes it has been serviced throught by Ford services according to my purchase contract. The last service was in December just gone.

There was a Ford dealership in my local town GreysFord but it closed last year annoyingly.

Will i have to apply to some sort of Head Office at Ford for a goodwill gesture etc or will my nearest one in Cwmbran be enabled to make those decisions.

Im also hoping they will give me a courtesy car too when they repair car. I have no idea how long a job it is.

I am.also a blue badge holder.

Any help and advice much appreciated.

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