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  1. Well, have been away from here for ages but, the car had its second service this week at 22,500 miles (14 months old). Once again the instructions to the dealer were to investigate stop/start as it has not worked since last service. Hey presto! They found an error in the telematics communications. New software installed, eventually as it all crashed!! The result is, a functioning stop/start! Only took a year to sort out, but all is good. Can only thank everyone for their input and comments. Pity we are about to go into lockdown or else some good runs out could be done!!! K
  2. Window is sorted. Took ages to get it to respond to the process but it did eventually and has stayed good ever since. The stop/start though - not a hope! Does not kick in at all. The only plus I can take away with that is that the starter motor wont wear!!!
  3. Mine is a company car, but I still pay the tax etc. The first one I had was rejected by the company as unfit for purpose. A new one was pushed through production (had to be as no stock in the colour ordered). It can be done, but a company buying power is much greater than a single bloke from the street. They respond to the threat of taking 400 odd cars to another manufacturer. I am convinced that the issue in my car is related to the charging system but the techies at Ford only know how to plug a laptop in. The day of the true mechanic is long gone! If the computer doesn't say no, then i
  4. Only use sport mode if I want to have a bit of fun on a quiet road or if wanting to overtake a bit quicker. Other than that it is back in normal mode. Certainly wont be in Eco mode!! 🤣😂
  5. That strange change in the warning tones (it goes really tinny sounding) happened again last night. Had to leave the care with side lights on whilst I popped into the office for 10 minutes. When i got back in the car, the warning for lights on, engine off sounded and was really tinny. All because it had been left for a few mins. Once it started and the volts picked up, all was good again. Start stop still doesn't work though!! 😂🤣
  6. Well folks, service done, although they kept it in for two and a half days!! They do still blame the failing stop/start and intermittent keyless entry on a battery drain from the dashcam. I am now powering the dashcam down when I park up until such time as I can get hold of the Blackvue battery pack. So far, everything is almost fine! I still think that the tolerance parameters on the voltage are too tight. I have never had problems like it on previous two cars. The passenger bounce back is a pain though. You reset it and a couple of days later it returns??? Thanks for the note
  7. Yep! Had that happen to me (68 (January 2019) plate ST Line X) and it was all connected to the intermittent stop/start and keyless entry not working on all doors. It is a battery voltage problem! The tolerance parameters must be so tight on these new cars to the point of being a pain in the *****!!
  8. You do get the feeling that Ford are keeping service information pretty vague so that they can wriggle out of a claim! My message to get the oil changed soon came up at just past 11,500 which sort of blows the 10,000 mile information out of the water. Oh well, c'est la vie!
  9. Well, it is booked in for its first service on Thursday along with the list of issues! That in itself threw a curve ball into the equation. The service book shows a service interval of 12,500 miles but the guy on the phone doing the booking reckons the book is wrong and it should be 10,000 miles!! How the hell do you fare on warranty if according to Ford you miss the service interval by 2,500 miles?? It is like a never ending saga!!
  10. Well folks, had another session with trying to get the passenger window sorted. I have actually got it to close fully again without immediately bouncing open. Bit of a celebration called for!! I wont go overboard on it quite though. If I try to close driver window and passenger window (front) at the same time, the driver window goes up and fully closes whilst the passenger window decides to fully open!! Pull up the switch again and it fully closes. I think it needs a season the software PC!!!!!!! Stop start still not operative and keyless entry is at best, intermittent.
  11. Will definitely be asking about all module updates. Really frustrating paying for the privilege of keyless and it not working!!
  12. Only engaging Sport Mode occasionally for a bit of fun driving!! I have had EVERYTHING off and still the stop/start does not function. And that was in an 80 mile drive around. Thanks for the dealer update of the modules tip. 👍
  13. I must have a deeper rooted problem as mine will not accept this at all.
  14. Ha! Tried that!! Biggest problem is trying to get the window closed in the first instance, and thereafter, as soon as the window is up it is straight back on the down travel!!!! It'll soon be at a dealer......
  15. Found another irritating issue today as well. I am starting to lose the love!! Now the passenger window has taken to sensing something in the way and fully opening again. Ridiculous really. It closes to where it should and then decides to fully open! The list is growing in readiness for the service. I hope they have a decent courtesy car for the time it takes to sort this one out 😂
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