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    Ford Focus Titanium X
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  1. Unfortunately this number (01206 202040) takes you to an automated answer calling itself "Prior Approval" no mention in their list of options of Ford Tech support. I will just keep trying to find somebody who has some answers about Petrol particulate Filters and their limit issues.
  2. Spoken to a few Ford dealerships and the response is that Particulate Filters are in Diesel vehicles not petrol, obviously the forward plan training by Fords has not been done in the dealerships. Thought I might speak to the Technical Department of Fords UK on 0906 5533447, you may have noticed this is a Premium rate number charged at £1 per minute so I will not be calling that number. Still the warning keeps popping up usually a mile into a journey thankfully still resets.
  3. I bought my new shape Focus in September 2018 all has been fine until December and then this same warning came on the display with an audible alarm "Exhaust filter at limit Drive now". The car has only done 1100 miles but with a mix of journey distances, i bought this car for economy dropping down from a 1600cc TiVCT focus but it sounds as though every time I get this warning I have to take the car out for a run down the motorway not very economical ? Even after a long run the next day the warning can appear after a mile, could it be that the calibration of the sensor is in error as a previous entry suggests. I will have a word with the dealership.