PLB

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  • First Name
    Paul
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  • Ford Model
    Focus Titanium X 1.5 Auto EcoBoost
  • Ford Year
    2019
  • UK/Ireland Location
    West Midlands

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  1. Just been pointed in the direction of this thread by Tizer. I have 215/50 R17 Tyres on my Titanium X Mk4 and have always inflated them (normal load/cold) to 33psi front and 33psi rear as per the handbook and the sticker on driver side B pillar. However, as others have said the Ford Pass app appears to be wrong and recommends the following pressures when cold. Front 30psi and rear 26psi which appear low and contradictory to the handbook. So, after reading this thread I am assuming that 33psi front and 33psi rear are indeed correct for normal load when cold.
  2. Thanks, John. I wasn't aware of that thread. 👍
  3. I have 215/50 R17 Tyres on my Titanium X Mk4 and have always inflated them (normal load/cold) to 33psi front and 33psi rear as per the handbook and the sticker on driver side B pillar. However the Ford Pass app recommended pressures when cold are front 30psi and rear 26psi which appear low and contradictory to the handbook. Can someone confirm that 33psi front and 33psi rear are the correct pressures for normal load when cold.
  4. I guess I am one of the lucky ones who have the multi link set up but my mate has a 1.0 Lt mk 4 with twisted beam. In my option you do notice the bumps over rough surfaces more with my mates twisted beam even though I have 17" wheels.
  5. PLB

    2019 Focus

    Thanks for the information. I have an Android Samsung Galaxy S5 and always close my running apps using the method as shown in the video. This method I presume is the same as Settings/Apps/FordPass/Force stop. Therefore, I assume in my case that eliminates the Ford Pass as causing the potential low battery problem.
  6. PLB

    2019 Focus

    Interesting point about the Ford Pass App possibly draining the battery. I am willing to investigate. Could you clarify regarding a force stop of the app? Do you mean to somehow close the app down via the installed mobile apps screen on the sync 3 touch screen? Or more likely, do you mean to make sure the app is not running in the background on my mobile phone. If so I already do that as I make sure before turning off my phone that no apps are running. Or do you mean to log out of the app every time? Hopefully not as it would be a pain having to log in every time I wanted to use the app.
  7. PLB

    2019 Focus

    Cars booked in Thursday for them to carry out more checks. I am now back to square one with no 'Auto Stop Start' and only the drivers door 'Key-less' lock/unlock working. I will also be taking the following screen shots in to show them. Regarding the Ford Pass App possibly draining the battery. I am open to suggestions so see my reply to Brian below.
  8. PLB

    Multi link

    This is a thread on the subject that I started back in April. As you can see I did get confirmation via an email from the Ford Customer Relationship Centre. Email reply from Ford Customer Relationship Centre to my enquiry. "I have spoken to our technical team who have advised me that the 1.5l ecoboost/1.5l petrol will be standard fitted with the short - and – long arm suspension, however the continuously controlled damping option is an option you can opt out or in for." Therefore, to be honest in my case I would have been annoyed if I found that it had been delivered with the twisted beam set up.
  9. PLB

    Multi link

    My Mk 4 1.5 Titanium X fortunately has the multi link suspension and I took delivery in late December 2018.
  10. PLB

    2019 Focus

    Took my car in yesterday as planned and they informed me that they have charged the battery and that all 4 key-less door locks now work and that the auto stop start should also now start working. After collecting my car this morning I was pleased to find that all 4 key-less door locks are working correctly. However, unfortunately my auto stop start still does not work. I checked the information display and it shows the following message. So although my battery has been recently charged my auto stop start is still not working. I found it strange that the information message appears to indicate that the reason is due to the battery still low and requires charging. I contact my dealer to explain the situation and I am taking it in next week for them to carry out further tests.
  11. Thanks for the update. Fortunately, or may be luckily I haven’t had the problem with the 'Emergency Call System' error message showing for a while now. I am taking my car in next week so my dealer can investigate my 'Keyless Entry' problem and the 'Auto Stop Start' not working but I am expecting them to say it’s down to the battery. I may question them regarding the intermittent ‘Emergency Call System’ error message and if they are aware of a possible telematics sensor problem.👍
  12. I started a thread back in April and although it specifically refers to the ECO mode setting you may find it of interest to you.
  13. PLB

    2019 Focus

    Or you could consider purchasing a pair of good quality Faraday key pouches. They achieve the same result as the new sleeping key fobs at a fraction of the cost. A Sleeping Key fob will not transmit a signal until physically moved. However, although a Standard Key Fob transmits continually its signal will be blocked when enclosed in a good quality Faraday pouch.
  14. PLB

    2019 Focus

    Thanks guys for all the interesting information. So it appears that for those of us who only make short journeys and say use air con etc. that we may have to accept the situation as is. As said earlier my car is booked in for my dealer to investigate, so I will be interested to see what they say. I understand that the batteries fitted are already heavy duty types because of the auto stop start function so I would have hoped they would be able to cope with the extra demand/drain. I suppose ideally I would like them to replace the battery to prove the point but I will have to see if they would be prepared to do that. BTW, I have a voltage monitor plugged into the 12v socket and have noticed that when driving (charging) the voltage can vary say 13.9 – 14.7 V but when stationary (engine off) and left overnight the voltage can be 11.8 – 12.1 V which is probably borderline.
  15. PLB

    2019 Focus

    Apologies. 👍