|01-18-2015 05:35 PM|
|cannaert||Mine has been at the dealer for 4 days now and they ended up giving me a rental. I guess the Tech has a concern with it so he is trying to find out why its acting up.|
|01-17-2015 10:37 PM|
Malik, I've been using the crank-pause-crank technique for quite awhile. Yes, my car was re-flashed by a dealer- no help there.
The issue is long crank hard start. These cars have a problem that Ford hasn't, and apparently won't, fix. That is the topic, IMO.
|01-14-2015 07:17 PM|
Mine is at the dealer right now getting this issue fixed for the third time. I am the third owner and they looked up the history om my car and told me it had been done but that they will redo it as Ford had and updated flash since the last time it was done.
I finely had to break down and take it in after I replaced the fuel pump due to it acting up and dieing will I was driving. I had the a bad case of the Crank/No start. Would no start before 20-30 cycles of the Key and if the temp dropped below 20*f , Forget it, I was screwed.
This is why mine is back at the dealer. It will not start unless it is over 20*f. They had to roll it in to the shop and let it sit for 15-20 minutes before it ran. Guess the guy sat in the car for 20 minutes this morning like I always have to do.
I think mine is going to get a ECU power bypass switch throw at it if it acts up again and screws me over.
This is 1 of 3 things that I have issues with my Car. Other than that I love the thing. My other two are the Water leaking in the car when it sits in the rain (Think may have found that issue) and the other one is the multiple places around the dash that buzz when I am doing 25-35 in 3rd gear.
|01-09-2015 10:10 PM|
|01-09-2015 02:55 PM|
Well, it seems like you guys went a bit on a off-topic rant here about Ford.
For those who are having the same problem and have not reprogrammed the ECU, a suggestion was made in this topic that works to help with the start.
When cranking it and it doesn't start after 2-3 seconds, stop. Let is sit for a few seconds and when you go to crank it the second time just slightly BLIP your throttle while cranking it. It'll start right up, you will see. Ever since I've been doing this, it worked like a charm every time. I no longer have to kill my starter with these long cranks.
Hope this was useful.
|12-25-2014 03:29 PM|
|felixthecat||I had a squeaky seat (upper back rest) I removed the seat covers & foam & find a few of the brackets that are welded to the frame, were coming undone & rewelded them & welded a few more places also. That was in early '12 & no issues since. Pretty cruddy that no dealer would help you, let alone the complaint dept. Glad you got your seat issue fixed.|
|12-25-2014 02:21 PM|
I ignored CT-ST's nonsense and hoped that this post would stop, but that hasn't happened.
I know or am related to seven dealer line techs., two worked at Ford dealerships, two dealership owner operators, one dealership accountant, one financier for customer purchases, two salesman, two parts dept. managers, and one sales manager. All work for or have worked for new car dealerships.
FOMOCO allows dealers extremely wide latitude when handling warranty and customer treatment matters. Case in point.
The upper part of my cars driver seat began to lean back unevenly. The dealer claimed that the seat was not covered under the extended warranty that I had purchased even though the warranty period had not expired. I forwarded my complaint to FOMOCO 's customer complaint dept. in Dearborn, Michigan. That dept. waited several months until the warranty had expired. Then they called me to inform me that they would not handle my complaint because the warranty had just expired.
I stripped the upholstery from the seat and found that the stamped steel frame had broken all around the top portion right next to the welds. A professional welder suggested that the welds were too large and hot. That caused the adjacent frame metal to become too brittle for it's intended service. The steel next to the welds was too brittle to flex when the seat was in use. This seat had a side air bag attached. If the air bag had deployed on the broken upper seat frame the driver's back could have easily been BROKEN.
I still have the broken seat frame.
The nearest Ford dealers are 38, 51, 52, 53, and 55 miles away.
$125.00 at a recycle yard secured a replacement seat.
Ford goes to market with product that they know will drive away a certain percent of buyers. Advertising is relied upon to bring in new customers. Ford advertises more that any other car mfg. in this country.
|12-25-2014 11:39 AM|
|12-22-2014 05:32 PM|
|dooor||The local dealer sells so many trucks that cars are a nuisance.|
|12-22-2014 04:11 PM|
"Sometimes my car starts slowly. FORD IS EVIL AND DOESN'T LOVE ME. MY CAR IS A TURD!!!"
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