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02-13-2013 03:33 PM
FordIVTteam
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Originally Posted by Flybigrc View Post
My Vehicle Health Report will not run.

It did when I first bought my 2013 ST, but for some reason now it keeps telling me to register at Syncmyride.com which I am already registered. The only help there was to ensure Caller ID was active on my phone which it has always been.
Hi, Flybigrc -

I sent you a PM, check it out when you get a chance and we'll get to the bottom of this.

Jaclyn
02-12-2013 04:07 PM
BrApple
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Originally Posted by suss6052 View Post
I've never run the VHR while stationary as the car had to be running for at least a minute before hand otherwise it doesn't work. But it doesn't surprise me in the slightest that if you were to have the hand brake on while stationary it would assume that your brakes are seized up as the disks would be clamped shut.
If you run the test with the TC turned off that will also indicate a problem where there isn't one.
02-12-2013 03:24 PM
oritpro
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Originally Posted by sterg View Post
After my first oil change and multi point inspection, and 1700 miles on the car I decided to do a vehicle health report. I went to Syncmyride and read the report and it said my brakes need attention. Must be a glitch, because the dealer checked my brakes the day before, and I had just driven it home without any problems or idiot lites going off. Anyone else have any erronious health reports?
The first time I ran a health report it indicated that my brakes needed to be checked. It turns out that I had the parking brake set when the test was run.
02-12-2013 02:51 PM
valmundo
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Originally Posted by Flybigrc View Post
My Vehicle Health Report will not run.

It did when I first bought my 2013 ST, but for some reason now it keeps telling me to register at Syncmyride.com which I am already registered. The only help there was to ensure Caller ID was active on my phone which it has always been.
Did you upgrade your ST from another Focus? If so, did you remember to add your ST to your syncmyride profile? I had a syncmyride account but I forgot to add my Ti Hatch and so I was not able to run a VHR until I added the car to my account.

Hopefully, this will solve your problem.
02-12-2013 02:51 PM
dan50
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Originally Posted by Flybigrc View Post
My Vehicle Health Report will not run.

It did when I first bought my 2013 ST, but for some reason now it keeps telling me to register at Syncmyride.com which I am already registered. The only help there was to ensure Caller ID was active on my phone which it has always been.
Fwiw, you're missing nothing as the "vehicle health report" is essentially useless. It will tell you what the car is already telling you (e.g. Oil change needed, "check engine" light) or confuse you if you happen to run the report with the emergency brake on or the engine off. Another example of Ford selling the "sizzle" with no accompanying "steak".
02-12-2013 02:16 PM
Flybigrc My Vehicle Health Report will not run.

It did when I first bought my 2013 ST, but for some reason now it keeps telling me to register at Syncmyride.com which I am already registered. The only help there was to ensure Caller ID was active on my phone which it has always been.
07-05-2012 12:52 PM
Resolve
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Originally Posted by Focus2012 View Post
While I agree that changing your own oil is cheaper, how do you get around the problem of storing it? At least where I live, hazardous waste day is only once a year, so I would need to keep it in my garage for a year, then pay to get rid of it...
Check you local automotive stores. The ones local to me will take your old oil. and should be no charge.
07-05-2012 08:37 AM
Pretherius
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Originally Posted by estoyloco View Post
Just a question why such a quick oil change on a brand new car?
Some of us did an early oil change or two, figuring that the engine break-in contaminates the oil very quickly. I did my first one at 1,500 miles. Next one at 5K on the odometer. I'm going 5K-10K thereafter.
07-04-2012 12:59 AM
scott7278
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Originally Posted by estoyloco View Post
Just a question why such a quick oil change on a brand new car?

According to the manual first maintenance is at 20K miles? am I missing something?
It's a good idea to change the oil fairly quickly on a new engine in order to get any initial particulates out of there. You should not go 20,000 miles before your first oil change, especially with only a synthetic blend.
07-03-2012 10:23 PM
misfire
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Originally Posted by sterg View Post
After my first oil change and multi point inspection, and 1700 miles on the car I decided to do a vehicle health report. I went to Syncmyride and read the report and it said my brakes need attention. Must be a glitch, because the dealer checked my brakes the day before, and I had just driven it home without any problems or idiot lites going off. Anyone else have any erronious health reports?
we did have some issues with this before.

only once did i see a car with brake issues ( a leaking caliper on an Enterprise Rental Car).
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