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    Fiesta 1.4 Titanium
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  1. Intolerable Clutch Smell- How Do I Remove It?

    Thanks stoney871 for your reply :) Hard to describe... An acrid burnt smell, somewhat resembling hot brakes. I guess that there is burnt residue around which will emit odour for a long time unless removed. I will have a word with the garage. Not cheap I expect, but I can't stand the smell ! James
  2. Had a 200-300 yard uphill reverse to back out of a snowdrift-blocked road. Little clearance, so had to slip the clutch to keep speed down. Just before the end I became aware of a terrible burning smell and saw slight fumes/smoke. Obviously the clutch had badly overheated. It works normally, with no grab or slip, but the intolerable smell remains. It comes into the car when stopped at lights etc., and clings to clothes. Under the bonnet it smells very badly. It has not abated after leaving the bonnet up in windy weather for 3 days. Before, there was no significant smell from the engine. Will I have to have the entire clutch dismantled and burnt parts replaced and everything cleaned out to stop this smell? It gives the impression that weeks will pass before it goes naturally, if it ever does. I need to stop it now! A sad owner of a 2012 Fiesta Titanium. Thanks in advance for any advice. James.
  3. Fiesta Bluetooth lockup and reset

    This morning, immediately after I hung up a call, the audio didn't resume. iPod was playing but no sound. Radio worked. Voice recognition muted the radio, but did nothing else. Phone call (dialled from menus) put the call through but no sound. Had to leave ignition off for over 10 minutes before it reset itself. Switching off and back on left it crashed. I have no intention of having to pull a fuse to reset stuff that should work properly every time! The system needs a reset button implementing. The entire audio/handsfree subsystem leaves a lot to be desired.
  4. Phonebook Entries

    Just taken delivery of a Fiesta Titanium and have the same problem. Not only has it downloaded the entire phonebook (Facebook, Twitter, everything) which I don't want, but it has also mangled each entry by trying to put the last word first! So 'Bloggs Insurance Services' is now 'Services Bloggs Insurance' !!! How UTTERLY STUPID! I'm trying to find a way to correct this, but am coming to the conclusion that the entire phone directory subsystem on my Fiesta is unfit for purpose. It needs a serious code rewrite by someone who knows what they are doing. If I find an answer I'll post back :)
  5. Bluetooth Problems On New Ford

    I have been trying to get this to work also. The STORE NAME command is accepted and then the name is requested. However the system generally tries to then DIAL !!! the name I speak (or at least it tries to match it with an entry in the phonebook). Unlike James, I want this to work, since the stupid software design has downloaded all my google contacts, Facebook, Twitter, everything. Not only has it then mangled many of them beyond recognition, by attempting unwantedly to put them in surname order, but also renders voice dialling very uncertain - there are too many names that sound similar. I hoped to add just the few I want to dial from the car. <sigh> this phonebook implementation is utter rubbish. I expect better from a £14,000 car. My old Parrot handsfree gets it right every time. I wonder if this a bugged software version that has been deployed without proper testing? It surely can't have been issued deliberately with the command implemented, but not working. another James
  6. Bluetooth Conectivity With Android 2.1

    I had the same problem with my Desire, but found the trick of rescanning. Had to be quick before the PIN display vanished! Now I have my entire contacts list -many of which are Facebook, Twitter and email-only contacts - in my car phonebook. This is making it useless for browsing and confuses the voicedialling. Looking for a solution, because I only want to push selected contacts to the Sony, not the entire phonebook! James :)
  7. Hi everyone :) Just taken delivery of a new Fiesta 1.4 Titanium with the Sony audio, replacing a Mk3 Fiesta which has finally succumbed to the inevitable corrosion. Had a great time getting the bluetooth to pair with my HTC Desire! But got there in the end by moving quickly and rescanning/entering the offered PIN before it vanished from the car display :) However... it has downloaded my ENTIRE phonebook to the car - over 200 entries, many of which are Facebook/Twitter contacts or people I would not want to call from the car. Needless to say this is causing problems with the voicedialling, since it often mixes up people with similar names. Viewsing the car phonebook, I now see very many entries that are not wanted or appear indistinguishable from each other because of the nature of the entry - some are contacts that don't even have phone numbers stored against them. Effectively, the system is useless. How do I [a] delete all this stuff and then download only selected contacts (by pushing them from the phone individually) as I did simply and easily with my previous Parrot handsfree kit? Unless this can be done, the Sony system is worthless to me, and I may as well go back to the excellent Parrot. TIA James :)
  8. Welcome to the Ford forums JamesEncliffe :)