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Problems with Ford Focus (Start-up and Lane Departure Assist)


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Hello all,


I recently purchased a 2012 Ford Focus Titanium X (manual transmission) and recently have noticed a couple of changes (potentially problems?) that I was hoping to get some advice on before being potentially charged an arm and a leg by a garage to take a look!


I previously started my car with the clutch down and pressing the 'START' button.  A few nights ago, the lights all started up but the car did not.  A message informing me to "press brake and clutch" appeared.  Now I assume that this isn't a problem as clearly the car is programmed to expect it, but would anybody have any insight as to why?  My main problem now is that I have to press 'START', wait a few  seconds, then press the brake/clutch down and hit 'START' to get the car started.  I have also noticed that my 'Start/Stop' is now permanently turned off.


I noticed on Saturday that my "lane departure assist" is not displaying now (again, was previously working fine).  See attached image which of icon which appears now.


My car knowledge is very limited and I am not sure if these are common, easy to fix faults or something more serious.


Any help would be appreciated!


Many thanks,




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