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sterg 06-16-2011 06:42 PM

Vehicle health report
 
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.[scratch] Anyone else have any erronious health reports?

EddieWinslow 06-16-2011 06:54 PM

Canadians do not have the ability to use this feature for what ever reason.

estoyloco 06-16-2011 07:07 PM

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?

misfire 06-16-2011 07:29 PM

The VHR report card codes are entered by your dealers service department. I'm sure they entered the wrong code by accident.

Frank0902 06-16-2011 07:48 PM

I have the 2012 and had the same thing happen. brakes need attention. Car only has 800 miles. must be a glitch....

misfire 06-16-2011 09:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Frank0902 (Post 3708815)
I have the 2012 and had the same thing happen. brakes need attention. Car only has 800 miles. must be a glitch....

in your VHR or are you getting this message in your screen in your dash

Focus2012 06-16-2011 10:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by estoyloco (Post 3708772)
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?

First maintenance does not mean the same thing as oil change... the average oil change for a car should be about every 3000 miles... however, it's more down to how the car is used and thus the intervals change based on usage.

estoyloco 06-16-2011 10:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Focus2012 (Post 3708948)
First maintenance does not mean the same thing as oil change... the average oil change for a car should be about every 3000 miles... however, it's more down to how the car is used and thus the intervals change based on usage.

K I thought it was a little wierd.
That did seem like a huge interval... anyways found it in the manual:

Normal: 7500-10000
Severe: 5000-7499
Extreme: 3000-4999
Do not exceed one year or 10,000 miles (16,000 km) between
service intervals

Pg 386-387.

Ofcourse changing your oil more often doesn't hurt the car.

lrbr30022 06-16-2011 10:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Focus2012 (Post 3708948)
First maintenance does not mean the same thing as oil change... the average oil change for a car should be about every 3000 miles... however, it's more down to how the car is used and thus the intervals change based on usage.

Every 3000 is how it use to be. Now you can go much much longer between oil changes. My last car was a MINI and like the new Focus, the car tells you when it is time. And how often is based on how you drive the car. For me, that usually translates to over 10,000!

If your changing every 3000 miles - you're wasting a lot of money.

raycer 06-16-2011 10:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lrbr30022 (Post 3708979)

If your changing every 3000 miles - you're wasting a lot of money.



Exactly. Use synthetic and run it for 10k or 1 year.


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