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  1. I believe that the sensitivity can be adjusted through the various car setting menus, so you should be able to turn it down. For the grinding, I could be wrong, but think that it's something to do with the ABS system essentially priming itself and/or applying the brakes. All cars I've had which used the front collision systems have done similar in terms of sounds, but it was usually only when it decided to actually apply the brakes.
  2. The clicking noise is the starter motor (the solenoid in it if I remember correctly) trying to start the car and not having enough power. My immediate thought is that the battery is almost flat. My advice would be to invest in a trickle charger if you're not driving it at all yet as that will keep the battery topped up and save you having to pay the ridiculous cash to actually replace the battery, which is often the case if they get run completely flat.
  3. Interesting. My wife’s current and previous cars have only got a radar like this and no cameras and both have/had the forward collision avoidance. My previous car used a combo for sure because it could detect pedestrians and cyclists on the road separately. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. I thought it was for the forward collision avoidance (emergency braking) system? Pretty sure from the discussions here that the adaptive cruise is actually camera based? But could be wrong. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. The top right button with a speedo symbol is actually cruise control. The one with only ‘lim’ is only a speed limiter and not cruise control. It’ll only stop you going over a set speed and you’ll have to keep your foot on the accelerator. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Curious what you mean by a main dealer? My local Ford dealership is an Arnold Clark owned site and is listed on ford.co.uk as being the official dealership closest to my house, is that different from a main dealer?
  7. If it’s the same as where I am, Arnold Clark ARE the Ford dealer. Or one of the Ford dealers at least, thankfully I have options. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Wow, they sound like total scammers... If they told you that you couldn't change or cancel your order in an email I imagine that would be enough to take to the small claims and get your money back since you were purposely misled about your consumer rights.
  9. Funnily enough, my ST Line X came up with this the other day briefly. I can't see what the issue actually is as all the rain sensors, speed limit notification, lane assist, etc. are all working as they should. I'll need to check next time I'm in the car, but I can't find any messages indicating it's still a problem or anything. I'm not sure why they would be pushing back on it as it's clearly a warranty issue to check it out as a very minimum.
  10. Sorry, I misread the year of your car, mine is a MK8 so might be slightly different for the fuse types. Best bet is to get into the panel to check things will fit and then go from there. I imagine that the bits for hiding the cables will be fairly easy to sort and YouTube helped me when I did it. 🙂
  11. Pretty easy, all the trim and seals come away really easily for cable routing. Only thing I found is that the fuses are micro versions so if you’re using a fused piggy back connector then make sure you have the right size. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Yeah I’ve used it before, but to me, it holding a maximum speed would be the same as cruise holding a set speed surely? I know what you mean about resetting it but I don’t really mind just pushing the resume button once the car is up to speed. Don’t really think that’s the cause of it though because I drive using the cruise with the wife’s car too and it’s still better. So don’t know if there’s a silver bullet really, but would be great if someone found something that I hadn’t thought of. Hahaha. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Ah, see I would likely just set it and keep my foot on the gas so it would actually be holding the speed... With the cruise I tend to deactivate it long before I hit the brakes and use a lot of engine braking as well rather than just leave it activated right up until I actually have to use the brakes. Genuinely try to be economical! Hahaha. Like I say, in my wife’s big Kodiaq with a bigger and more powerful engine that has to work harder to accelerate the car I reliably manage better mpg than in my car... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. I don’t know how they differ for holding the speed, but surely they’d be similar? I’ll try it though and see what happens! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Don’t even know about hybrids for the cost offset. Had an A5 2.0TDI here a while back that I used and was getting >50mpg for the same journeys as my Fiesta. Annoyingly, my wife’s Skoda Kodiaq 1.5 TSI gets better real world mpg than my Fiesta. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk