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    Edge Titanium
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  1. DavesEdge

    Tyre Monitor Sensors

    Well, what a surprise. Car interrogated (according to what dealers said) for two days. The end result being "No Faults Found" So I asked "Really, only you have photographic proof of one of the faults you were looking for". There was no response to this, as they did not know what to say. I am going to speak to my salesman later to see what next (I have some ideas in mind, but want to see if they are feasable to pursue). Will report outcome of next discussion session with salesman. Happy motoring Dave Sent from my SM-J600FN using Tapatalk
  2. DavesEdge

    Tyre Monitor Sensors

    Hi All I have to say that when I had my front tyres replaced last year, I queried with tyre fitters as got low pressure warning. They respectfully reminded me about the sensors requiring resetting, of which I had forgotten about. Since then has been ok until recently. Having looked into it a bit, I have seen so far that there are two types of sensors (there maybe more, not sure), but as car going in to get done on warranty, I did not follow up any further to see which type I have. If the rim mounted type, as Hampster mentioned, then maybe sensor was damaged. In which case, if it was me, I would go back to tyre centre and speak to them firstly. Happy motoring Dave Sent from my SM-J600FN using Tapatalk
  3. DavesEdge

    Tyre Monitor Sensors

    Hi All Another problem, that I got yesterday, warning on dash of "Front Camera Malfunction Service Required" I have just added this onto next week's warranty booking. Ha e pictures if fault this time, as was not driving car when got fault. Let's see what dealers have to say about these. Will post results once I get them. Happy motoring Dave Sent from my SM-J600FN using Tapatalk
  4. DavesEdge

    Brake Pad wear

    Hi All Just about to hit 20k mileage on originals all round. It is not really that easy to say how long they would last as there are so many different factors, like how car is driven, weather conditions, other road users, to name but a few that can affect wear n tear as the saying goes. Happy motoring Dave Sent from my SM-J600FN using Tapatalk
  5. DavesEdge

    Tyre Monitor Sensors

    Update Car now booked in for Mon 14 Jan, as will need courtesy car whilst mine in for repair. Happy motoring Dave Sent from my SM-J600FN using Tapatalk
  6. DavesEdge

    Tyre Monitor Sensors

    Hi All Another one to go to dealers for warranty. Whilst driving home from Reading last Sunday night (23/12), as was going down M4, my dash reported a tyre pressure monitoring system sensor fault. Telling me that a faulty sensor was causing the monitoring of all tyre pressures to fail. So as soon as delaers open I will e reporting this to get sorted under warranty. Just wondering if anyone else has had this happen? Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Happy motoring Dave
  7. Hi All 25 Months on, still a few warranty problems getting sorted out, but have 3 years total warranty on my car. I think that as I bought my Edge, not long after the Uk launch, thereby making it an early model could be one of the reasons for the catalogue of problems that I have encountered. I have really enjoyed my Edge, and still am enjoying it. Am getting 37-38mpg fuel economy, with mostly round town driving. On way home from work there is a short stretch of road that I can open it up on, I do this about twice a week, depending on conditions. Yes, it is a slightly larger car than most around making parking a problem sometimes, I am still to try the auto park systems on my one. Even though my dealer says they have sold many of these, I still don't see that many around. I was given a free health check, with all the benefits from my dealer, so saved a bit of money there. Front tyre wear has been a problem, my car had softer compound Continentals all round fitted as factory standard. As my local (trusted) tyre fitter explained to me. He was seeing more in the way of tyre wear due to the growing popularity of Suv's. I had two Bridgestone tyres fitted on the front, being a slightly harder compound tyre. Will see how long these last. As to the interior, I have the Lux pack option with leather, full length sun roof, etc. The front seats are climate controlled, as in are heated and have air con built into them, the rear seats are heated. The front seats are fully electrically adjustable, with 3 memory positions for the drivers seat. The rear seats can be reclined. On long journeys, my kids make use of the 240v socket in the rear of the centre console, as well as using the 12v socket. My wife makes use of the illuminated vanity mirror in the sun visor, have yet to use my one (no I am not vain). The interior heating does get too hot for me, so the dual zone front climate controls comes into use and is quite effective. Onto ride comfort, part of my work commute takes me over some fairly "bumpy" road conditions. In my previous car these could be felt through the car, but the Edge seems to glide over these bumps like a hovercraft. I have not experienced any wind noises whilst driving, to date. Being in a slightly higher seated position, lets you see over some hedges down country lanes, in my opinion. My wife finds it easier to get into/out of my car (she is currently on the waiting lists for knee replacement surgery). It has given a few drivers a bit of a shock as to being nimble/quick from a red traffic light for my cars size. When you see them pull into the outside lane, and you feel like having a laugh (I always take road/other conditions into account). I have noticed that having a Ruby Red coloured car seems to make it invisible to some other drivers. My standard headlights have been ok so far (I did look at/still am looking at changing to Led). The auto main beam works ok. I even had someone flash me when I was driving on dipped beam one night. Have tried cruise control on a few long runs now, the most difficult thing I found with this was getting a happy speed to suit other vehicles on the same road as myself, apart from that no problems were encountered. I will be trying out the parking aids (auto park as I think of it (I know it is still partially manually controlled)). For me this is a matter of going out to try these. I have two years (well about 1 year left) of warranty so no great rush. All in all I think my Edge is a good car. Even though I have had a few problems with my one (see other posts I have made). On the question of would I buy another, who knows what the future holds, but I got my car at a real can't really refuse it, bargain price. To replace my car like for like, going by todays specs, I would have to get a Top End model, but still drop a couple of extra's as they would not be included in the build spec, though it would cost me a lot more (obviously). Happy Motoring Dave
  8. DavesEdge

    Auto Relock Not Locking

    Hi All Latest on this is that my dealers digging heels in a bit as seemingly do not want to fork out for sorting, still debating this with them. On another note have managed to obtain the "Vehicle Card" this supposidly is a ford internal only document (so I am led to believe, so will not reveal my sources for document). The stated build date in this document for my car is 21-3-2016 I am now in the process of going through this multipage document to digest the info contained in it to see if I can find out any more about AutoRelock. If I do find anymore, then another trip to dealers will be sorted. On the last visit to dealers, no problems could be found with alarm system, so have left on file. Still keeping faults diary in car for any others that crop up or any repeats of sorted ones. As I am now into final year of warranty, I am also seeing about digging for info as to updates that I can do myself, that would otherwise have affected warranty. Will report any more changes that I come accross. Happy motoring Dave
  9. DavesEdge

    Ford Recall

    Hi All I had a peek at Etis before looking at these forums today, nothing on there about my Edge requring this, will have another look. Happy motoring Dave
  10. DavesEdge

    Keyless Entry Theft

    Hi All I purchased a pair of these "Rf Blocking" pouches and a wallet from amazon a short while back. With key in pouch, could walk right up to car, but could not unlock it until took key right out of pouch. Now all keys kept in pouches as secondary line of defence. Happy motoring Dave
  11. DavesEdge

    Auto Relock Not Locking

    Hi All Are you ready for a laugh? Ford's latest excuse for the Auto Relock not working - My car is "The Wrong Shape" to have this feature fitted. Yep, you did not misread it, I was told my car is the wrong shape to have Auto Relock (Whatever next???) This, after they told me that it was not working because I had keys on me when next to car, so I asked in that case how do I unlock car to get in if I not supposed to have keys to hand? Looks like a trip to Basingstoke may well be on the cards, with my dealers paying ALL expenses. For the rest of the report :- Seat belt warning, Tailgate issues, Lane Assist - No faults found - I told them that was strange as I never turn off Lane Assist (after they told me it was turned off?). Alarm - Car is booked in next month for a few days for them to test further - must have found a fault but don't know what to do/how to fix (IMO). Also I reported NSF door getting hard to open by my passengers from inside - was reported that they greased door hinge/striker - now even harder to open from inside. With all this lack of knowledge I am starting to lose faith in my dealer's engineer's capabilities to fix my car properly/correctly. When I told my salesman what I had been told, I nearly had to pick him up off the floor. Car due to go in next month (I still have to wait for a decent sized courtesy car as has to be booked in advance, (or is it also that they have to find out how to fix correctly?)). I will report progress after next visit. Happy motoring Dave
  12. DavesEdge

    Auto Relock Not Locking

    Hi All Still chasing my dealers on the auto relock, have not given up. Car now booked in for more warranty, my lane assist has stopped assisting (again). Had this problem once before which was cured under warranty. Will give another chase on auto relock, as well as alarm going off twice now in the recent past for no reason. Also seat belt warning system telling me to put on seat belt that is already being worn when driving down the road. I have records of dates/times in my faults diary that I still keep going and up to date. Tailgate threw a wobbler and would not shut. When I did get it to shut, it then took me 20 minutes to get it to open again. This will also be looked at on next warranty visit. Lets see what report dealers give me to say about all this in couple of weeks when car goes in. Will post answers after warranty work done. Happy Motoring Dave
  13. DavesEdge

    Auto Relock Not Locking

    Hi All My 2002 Focus had it fitted. as did my 2002 Galaxy. I made it meticulously clear to my dealers what I was talking about, explaining in detail about how if you unlock the car but do not open any door car should auto relock and re-arm alarm after 45 seconds. Though I must admit I had to explain to them more than once for it to sink in. Yetiman65 - What you say about the AutoLock is an interesting point and it makes me wonder if in some cases the wrong auto lock feature has been disabled by FMC. Only in as much as my car has the Auto Lock when driving feature and it is an active feature, but does not have the Auto Relock when car unlocked but no doors opened. This would seemingly boil down to two letters before the word lock "Re" as in AutoLock (When car being driven) Auto Relock (when doors unlocked but not opened). Though I add that I made it clear to my dealers I was talking about Auto Relock, even to the point of going to my car with my salesman and he and one of his colleagues tried the auto relock going as far as to time it on a mobile phone app (after I had again made it clear what I was talking about). Happy motoring Dave
  14. DavesEdge

    Auto Tailgate

    Hi All Just a quick update (as mentioned elsewhere on these forums), whether close to a wall or in middle of empty car park made no difference to operation of tailgate. When my car was in for some warranty work last year, a new tailgate motor was fitted. This cured the problem for me. Have only had couple of instances of it failing since, whereas before it got to a point of being a virtually continuous problem. Happy motoring Dave
  15. DavesEdge

    Auto Relock Not Locking

    The very same dealers who sold me my Edge. And then told me it was not fitted using the standard ford's fob off. Seems to be a bit of double standard going on here !?? Seeing my salesman later today to see/find out what is happening. Dave