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Adaptive Steering Malfunction

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Just started the Edge up (2018 sport), and the Adaptive Steering Malfunction message came up on the dash

The steering wheel is also now not straight and level , as in when the car is going in a straight line the steering wheel is in a position that you would think the car is turning left.

I will obviously contact the garage first thing monday, but is the car safe to drive as it is???

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The adaptive steering is a secondary steer motor in the steering wheel itself (there are a few You Tube videos on the subject). Once you get a fault, it de-activates the motor, in effect it just becomes a direct manual steering system, so it's safe to drive, but you need to get it looked at ASAP.

There was a recall on 2016/2017 models to replace the steering wheel with an improved design due to an unreliable position sensor!

Looks like they still fitted the old design or this is another/different fault! Be interesting to hear what Ford have to say about it ... keep us posted. 

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So the conclusion from the Ford dealer was, "the steering wheel needs replacing"

It was ordered by them last Wednesday, and hopefully will be in and fitted sometime this week.

So from that i am no wiser (yet) as to whether my 2018 registered car was actually one that got a 2016/17 steering wheel ?? 

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2 minutes ago, DAVEWILL5 said:

So the conclusion from the Ford dealer was, "the steering wheel needs replacing"

It was ordered by them last Wednesday, and hopefully will be in and fitted sometime this week.

So from that i am no wiser (yet) as to whether my 2018 registered car was actually one that got a 2016/17 steering wheel ?? 

Its all to do with the build date, my Cmax was registered in June 18 but it was built in August 17

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So after 2 1/2 weeks of waiting, my local Ford Dealer still have no delivery time on the new steering wheel !!

Does anyone know the Ford Part number for the replacement Edge steering wheel, with the adaptive steering bit in it?

If so could you reply please, as i think my only option to get a quick fix, is to ring round other Ford dealers, in the hope that one of them has a wheel in stock

 

Thanks..

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Ask your Dealer to that for you as they have a connected system they could use. They might already have done that though.

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So the steering wheel has now been replaced and all is well

I still get the Sport or Normal steering option, for D or S mode

One minor change on the new steering wheel though is that the RES  CNCL  button and the LIM  on/off Cruise Control Button, have "swapped" places

Two pictures attached, left one shows old wheel and right new wheel

Anyone else had this with the left hand side buttons swapping places???

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Sorry, should have said top pic old wheel, and bottom pic new wheel

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On 12/28/2019 at 10:39 AM, DAVEWILL5 said:

Sorry, should have said top pic old wheel, and bottom pic new wheel

That looks like an LHD wheel to me.

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That will be an interesting conversation with the Service Receptionist........................

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Could be a LHD wheel but could also be a wheel from the current face-lifted Edge. Or possibly even one from an S-Max or Mondeo? Just guessing though. I'd take photos in when speaking to Ford otherwise it would difficult to try and explain! 🙂 

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