undercoveredge

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    Mike
  • Ford Model
    Ford Edge Titanium
  • Ford Year
    2017
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    Essex

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  1. Hi David Apologies for the delayed response but I haven't been out in the car much and didn't want to guess. I went out today and had 60mph and 70mph displayed whilst on the faster roads. Now I might be imagining it, but I seem to remember not only having better coverage after the update, but the speed limit used to show on the top circle and nothing ever displayed on the bottom one, but now it is the other way around. I would be curious as to which circle yours displays on, if nothing else to test my sanity. I also think I saw a discussion where the other circle has some of the rarer signs e.g. no overtaking. I don't do a lot of miles nor varied routes so someone else might be able to help on other signs that are picked up Regards Mike
  2. The reeally strange thing is the one journey where it started chiming nice and loudly about a month back. The only difference there was that I had a (genuine) tyre pressure warning come up just before that I thought perhaps had 'woken up' the chime - it at least proved that there is some sort of sound module in the dash capable of making an audible chime, Feels too much of a coincidence - first ever tyre pressure warning, first ever time I had a loud chime - a bug in the software perhaps? Never chimed loudly since though - this stuff bugs the hell out of me, but feel a bit better knowing it isn't just me 🙂
  3. From a marketing perspective, I would have thought Ford would not want relatively new cars driving around looking like this - it would put me off the brand if I saw too many. How many modern cars do you see driving around with such an obvious 'in your face' flaw? I know this thread is the gift that keeps giving, but to clarify I am not talking about a small amount of 'acceptable' condensation which probably does affect other brands/models - but by design. I don't know if it is the design/manufacturing/materials - but nothing will convince me that these examples are acceptable even on a budget car.
  4. Mine had the traffic recognition reduced performance - was fixed with a software upgrade. It always read traffic signs, but it does seem to have slightly better coverage now My only gripe now is the lack of an audible chime on the speed warning ( 5mph above thing ) - which I think now I have may have been fobbed off by the dealers on this. I raised it recently whilst still in warranty and was told it was quiet because the cabin was quiet ( auto adjusts using the microphones ) but it doesn't matter whether there is no music or music blaring i just get a faint 'blip' rather than a chime. I think I might need to go back to them - if anyone else can confirm they get a nice audible chime I would appreciate it 🙂
  5. Someone mentioned seatbelt rattles the other day - worth experimenting with the tension on those?
  6. Hi David We have owned ours for just over a year and we love it. It is comfy, eats the miles up, so spacious for rear passengers. As has been said, there are a few common grumbles but I think that would be fair to say about any car. My nearest Ford dealer ( Colchester ) have played fair with me. The only thing I would add to the above is to be aware of the potential inflated tax if you find one with lots of options loaded ( you mentioned high spec) - the original owner of mine did the upgraded wheels, Lux pack, heated rear seats, cooling seats, tow bar ( not sure what is/isn't included in the lux pack tbh ) - alas they didn't go for LED headlights - but because that went over £40k, for the first 5 years there is a tax implication - an additional 350(or thereabouts) on top of the standard. Thought I would mention it as it is potentially a large running cost to consider. Also, check the rear centre light that runs between the light clusters for water ingress - if you have a problem and it is out of warranty it is an expensive part - don't be fobbed off that it will dry up on its own if you see streaks or puddling (fine mist is said to be okay) . Not trying to put you off 🙂
  7. Thanks for the reply Luke. So here is the official line from the Ford dealer today ( had a 'convenience' service today so thought I would ask ) - they said that the volume is set by the car based on the noise within the cabin. Now that doesn't make sense to me because I can hardly hear the chime when the radio is on - and yesterday, I swear, the chime was nice and loud like never before, yet the ambient cabin noise was just....normal - radio on, not too loud. The only strange factor - and I am struggling to think it is coincidence - is that the leg of the journey I had a nice loud chime volume I had a low pressure warning on one of my tyres ( first time ) - I stopped and put some air in - I reset the tyre warning - the chime was loud for the rest of that journey. The car sat for a couple of hours, then our return journey it was back to quiet as a mouse. Ford reckon the microphones are fine. Now I know how it should work this is gonna bug me 🙂
  8. Mine is going in for the convenience service in the morning - I had a quote for an oil and filter change for an additional £150 - does this sound reasonable? I have held off for now as I haven't had a chance to phone around, but any advice appreciated. Many thanks
  9. Hi guys Earlier today I noticed that the 'chime' that warns if you are going more than say, 5mph over the limit was nice and loud ( always thought it was too subtle ) - and even commented on it to my wife. Fast forward to my return journey and it was quiet again. I know the volume of the sat nav voice can be changed whilst the voice is talking, but I don't think I changed the volume at the split second the speed chime kicked in - in fact I have previously tried to turn it up with that method with no luck. Am I missing something? Thanks
  10. Interested to know people's thoughts on this - our Edge sounds like a London taxi in my opinion - admittedly this is the first Diesel I have owned and surprised how noisy the engine is from outside the car, but thought I was being over sensitive! It is okay from inside I guess.
  11. I recently got contacted by Ford re my '3 year service' - which technically I didn't think existed given the service schedule so also interested in what people are doing. I assumed it was to get the MOT job too, so interested they did this for a 1 year service. Ford said that they found customers not being comfortable leaving 2 years between services/checkups ,but weren't pushy at all and said it didn't affect anything warranty wise if not done. They said they would check fluid levels, top up the oil if required ( up to 1 litre ) , general health check and would provide a year of Ford Assist. I think they quoted about £110 which for a main dealer didn't seem bad, but as I say not technically part of the schedule. Tempted because if they find anything I have some hope of it being covered under warranty - it did have a quick inspection recently when it went in for a warranty item so not really expecting anything.
  12. Before Ford replaced mine, I was thinking of ways to address this - I wondered if a very small hole at the rear of the light cluster, with a very small rubber tube into the actual boot space would be a) enough for moisture to dissipate but b) not so much that it would introduce too much moisture into the internal cabin space ( e.g. probably no more than could be introduce with wet shoes during a downpour ) . I consider myself quite 'creative' but not confident with anything electronic!
  13. My rear light was misted up/droplets/streaks from about October ( maybe earlier in the year but that is the earliest I had photographic evidence of it ) to late May - and even then because we had consecutive weeks of zero rain. I ran a hose over the back and got a little misting in there to show Ford, but nothing like as bad so they relied on my photographic evidence. So for months It looked utterly cr*p, let the car down enormously (which we otherwise love btw ) and was something I focussed on every time I looked at the car. No pun intended, it put a real dampener on our purchase which was the most I have ever spent on a car. I personally think driving around with a misted light unit for over half the year is unacceptable. I have had the occasional sign of misting on a rear cluster, but it disappears soon enough and I am fine with that - the issues people have reported with this central light , including myself, is a different beast I feel - too much water ingress and not designed to vent easily enough. Is it the design, or the fitment, I don't know but hoping someone will figure it out so we can at least DIY it. I do suspect it might be a conflict of design when running modern LEDs i.e. where heat is not helping the dissipation I really wish I had been able to keep the old light unit so I could do some experiments to see where the problem lies, e.g. maybe seal the bulb holes and done a dunk test , as I feel I will at some point have the same issue. Saw a youtube of a guy who removed it, dried it out and sealed across the top but not convinced - not seen a follow up vid to confirm it was a good fix. I think I would be more relaxed if it was a little misting that cleared up over a couple of days - it honestly looked like it had been dragged out of a lake sometimes 🙂
  14. This is the brochure for around that age with the available colours/options https://www.ford.co.uk/content/dam/guxeu/uk/documents/brochures/cars/BRO-Edge.pdf There is an purply colour, but looks to be only available on the Vignale. Mine is a 'Magnetic' Titanium - doesn't show up the dirt too much, I don't clean it as often as I should!
  15. Just a quick update on this, just in case it helps someone out. Despite the windscreen being clean, and traffic signs being detected, I had this message and it was bugging me. I just had a call from my local dealership to say there was a software update required. I also has some intermittent charging on my USB panel ( different phones and cables tried - bit random ) which they have also said should be resolved with software upgrades. Haven't picked it up yet, I will report back if not resolved!