DAVEWILL5

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    David
  • Ford Model
    Edge 2.0sport + lux pack
  • Ford Year
    2018
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Shropshire

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  1. I experienced a new "feature" of TSR the other day My car actually recognised "The national speed limit" sign i.e the black diagonal line through the white circle. This is the first time i have ever seen this sign come up on the dash In fact as i drove along this specific road, the dashboard showed 2 signs top and bottom. The top sign was no overtaking, the bottom sign showed 40 mph speed limit, and then when i exited this stretch and passed the national speed sign, up popped the white circle with black line through it (and the others disappeared) So now confused as to why it does not pick up the national speed sign in other areas??
  2. Whilst i agree Ian, Halfords may be able to "screw you" regarding something unforseen, their actual exclusions in the Ts and Cs below are pretty simple and reasonable i believe I suppose the proof is in the pudding when i go back in 29,000 miles time... Exclusions The lifetime replacement does not cover: wear indicator sensors or wires; or pads or shoes for ceramic brakes. The lifetime replacement is not available for vehicles owned or leased by a company or driving school, or contract hire or rental vehicles (including taxis) and vehicles used for commercial purposes, track days or competitive sports. The free replacement pads only apply to the front or rear set that were originally changed. If both sets were changed it applies to both sets. The lifetime replacement is covered by a fair-use policy and may be withdrawn if there is regular, excessive wear, or you regularly bring in many different vehicles. If there is a dispute, the decision of the directors of Halfords Autocentres is final.
  3. Just thought i would post an update to the question i posed in the "traffic sign recognition" thread below, re front brake pad replacement. I did a bit of shopping around and discovered that Halfords Auto centres do "Brakes4Life" They quoted me £188 (incl vat) for the front brake pads replacement, and then all further replacements of these pads in the future are free! As these pads have done 29,000 miles and i plan to keep the car for another 4 years, i calculate i will need another 2 sets over the years, both pf which will be free of charge. The fitting was done promptly and all in all very happy with the service and this deal (halfords web script below) Our Brakes4Life offer is designed to encourage you to keep your brakes in good condition. Simply buy brake pads and shoes at Halfords Autocentres and you'll never have to pay to replace them again. With Brakes4Life, you only pay for your first set of brake pads or brake shoes. We will supply and fit all future brake pads or shoes when you need them, free of charge. This unique offer is transferable to all future cars you own - saving the average driver £1,600 over their driving lifetime!
  4. OK Dealer said they were not aware of any software upgrades to the sign recognition system, so i will have to live with the "flakey" performance On a separate not they reported that the front pads were 80% worn and needed replacing soon (car has done 29,000 miles) The discs themselves were fine, as were the rear pads and discs They quoted £216 (incl vat) to replace the front pads Anyone had their front pads done, and if so how much (from a dealer or garage)
  5. Hi Ian OK, on the Edge it doesn't pick up all traffic signs. I.e i can be in a 40 mph zone and it shows 40 mph on the dash, then when i go out of that zone to the "de regulated" zone, (as in the round white sign with the black line across it - 60 mph) it doesn't recognise that sign and therefore no speed limit is shown on the dash It also fails to pick up speed limit signs above the motorway gantrys, so when they go from 40 mph to 50 mph or whatever it doesn't see all these and shows no speed sign on the dash. On one road near me it does always pick up the "no overtaking" sign, and display that as the top round warning sign on the dash The previous Galaxy picked up all signage all the time, so i can only assume as the Edge was made in Canada, it is not UK road "friendly" or aware in terms of all road signs. PS I do keep the windscreen in front of the camera clean, so a dirty screen is not the problem
  6. Hi My 2018 Edge Sport is in Frauds for a service this week, and i want them to check the traffic sign recognition software is up to date. The recognition on this Edge is certainly nowhere near as good as my Galaxy (2015) model was I think i remember a post on here from last year saying there is a software upgrade to the "standard installation", could someone please let me know if that is correct, and if the dealer should be able to do it? Thanks
  7. Travelled down the M6 today to where it meets the M1 at I was travelling onto the M1 south from the M6 This junction has been extensively redesigned over the last few years, and now the 2 left lanes are for M1 South, and the 2 right lanes are for the A14 Felixstow / cambridge. When i got towards the junction the sat nav was showing stay in left 2 lanes (whcih is correct), however the graphic road signs were the wrong way round, and how the junction used to be a few years ago, i.e 2 left lanes for A14 and 2 right lanes for M1 south Anyone else been down this way and seen this since the V8 upgrade? Oh and why would it still be this way? Below is the sign today and how it should display on sat nav screen https://www.google.com/maps/@52.4051971,-1.1895163,3a,75y,87.05h,83.68t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1stQfeLm2Wh43ZzlOtQ3NIwg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
  8. Just got round to updating my Edge 2018 model from maps 7 to Map 8 28Gb download to USB stick, then 35 mins of driving to do "stage 1", update, and after stopping car turning off and getting out, another 1 hour of driving to do "stage 2" All seems OK with V8, although the acid test is will it pick up the "new road" (its actually 3 years old), from Jnct 19 M6 (Knutsford) across to M56 We live in hope !!!
  9. What you describe above is Auto Lock which is when the doors self lock once the vehicle reaches a certain speed & my understanding is that it is this is no longer fitted to Ford cars for the reasons you give? I have just watched a youtube clip of Ford Auto locking (and unlocking) the link is below I am interested in trying to get my 2017 Edge Sport to "autolock" when the car starts to move, but wondered whether anyone had tried the procedure as "explained" (not very well) in the youtube clip?
  10. Just git in the car to reverse off the drive, and the above message appeared. It cleared when i clicked the OK button Anyone else had this, and if so what is the problem? PS I dont have the front facing "crossways" camera on my Edge, (2017 Sport), so i am assuming this refers to the road sign camera fitted behind the windscreen
  11. Hi Simon If you are in navigation and have an "active route" on the go, you can press the icon that says "traffic list", and that does give you any problems on the route you have planned. This is not what i had in the Galaxy (on Sync 2) as there, a pop up box would appear saying "congestion on M5" or whatever was appropriate for the route. This system was to me "proactive" in trying to advise problems, whereas the Sync 3 Edge is very reactive.. I can sync to my android phone and get Android Auto, or my iphone for Apple Car play, but actually would just prefer Sync 3 Navigation to be better on traffic alerts
  12. When i use the Sync 3 Sat Nav, it never gives any traffic notifications on problems coming up on my planned journey I had a 2016 Galaxy Titanium X before this Edge, and that worked well in traffic reports, giving advance warnings as "pop up" text boxes on the screen. Am i missing something on the Edge Sat Nav or will i need to use another app to get directions with advanced traffic problem warnings? Cheers
  13. i upgraded to V7 a while ago, but have not yet done V8 I was surprised yesterday though, as i drove across the "new" A556 that links the M6 at Junction 19 (Knutsford), with the M56 at junction 8 (Altrincham /Sale) This road has now been open over 2 years, but the Sat Nav (V7) still had me driving across a field Anyone else done this route, and did your Sync 3 sat nav find the "new" A556 ??
  14. This new road open today, the Newtown Bypass in Mid Wales Wonder which version of maps will see this shown??
  15. Well as per my post above, i have been on both sides of the fence in terms of the Heated front screen and stop/start "issues" The 2018 Edge i have now (sport) has been faultless in terms of stop/start and HFS. They both work every time i need them and i love it The 2016 Galaxy Titanium X i had before was a nightmare Dealer kept telling me battery needed replacing/charging, but even after both happened stop/start and HFS still would not work Personally i think Ford have a "glitch" in the stop/start system, that manifests itself in a few cars for whatever reason, and unfortunately if you have one of those cars, thats it, you are stuffed. My only route was to get rid of the Galaxy, and hence thats why i ended up with the Edge, of which i am more than happy On a side note if anyone needs an almost new Battery (stop/start) that came off my Galaxy (i removed it before it was traded in), please contact me, my price will be around 50% of the new battery price