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Old 12-26-2012, 05:44 AM   #2701
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Don't get me wrong. I completely know it is the phone. I wasn't implying it was MFT (or blaming Ford). I know it is Apple's weird BT protocols. I don't take issue with it or view it as a problem. I just got it to partially work with my iPhone after screwing around for a while. The guy said he has an iPhone also though and I was just trying to let him know he can get at least partial functionality. I know I could get full functionality if I went and got another phone but honestly it doesn't mean enough to me to do so (at this point).
Sorry man, misread your statement as a slight towards the MFT. Just wanted you to know I wasn't seeing it with my hardware.

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Old 12-27-2012, 11:18 AM   #2702
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It's been almost 3 weeks since I went in to my dealership to see about the mft update. They took my info and were supposed to get back to me. So far nothing. I'm just glad I'm not having a lot of issues with it in it's current state.
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Old 12-27-2012, 01:54 PM   #2703
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I followed the procedure with my new iPhone 5 with IOS 6.02 after I updated to 3.5.1. It didn't work immediately, I didn't see the notifications on the iPhone’s Sync connection. But after a couple times turning BT off/on it appeared. Once I turned it on the messaging worked. I am actually about as upset that the syncmyride site requires IE with activeX enabled as I am with Apple. Who in his right mind would use IE with ActiveX enabled? Talk about NOT supporting open Internet standards, you can't get more proprietary than IE with ActiveX. And Ford claims to be security conscious!

The second problem is that over the last year I have told everyone to quit texting me during my 1.5 hour commute because I can't get them while driving. Now I can but no one sends any!

I do agree that Apple is heinous. I hate the company's methods but I love my iPhone. I don't think people would quit using them if they had SD card support, standard BT stack and a standard mirco USB port for charging.

I have tried a couple HTC Droids. The last one was the new Evo 4G LTE. It had a great screen, fast processor and the HTC interface was much better than the last one. However, it wouldn't do BT text either and I liked the features of IOS much better.

I did notice that my other BT devices like Plantronics ear pieces, Logitech speakers and Sync do work better with the iPhone - longer distance, quicker pairing, better multi device support. Maybe Apple has a reason for the non-standard BT Stack.
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:51 AM   #2704
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Just updated to 3.5.1

has anybody else's gas meter dropped like a considerable amount of miles instantaneously?
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:54 AM   #2705
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Just updated to 3.5.1

has anybody else's gas meter dropped like a considerable amount of miles instantaneously?
Did you do it yourself?

If the dealer did it, they have to leave the car running while doing the update, so this doesn't surprise me.
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:12 AM   #2706
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Just updated to 3.5.1

has anybody else's gas meter dropped like a considerable amount of miles instantaneously?
I saw the same when the dealer updated my Focus to v3.5.1. As the previous poster commented, they have to have the car running to do the update.
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Old 12-28-2012, 03:36 PM   #2707
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Did you do it yourself?

If the dealer did it, they have to leave the car running while doing the update, so this doesn't surprise me.
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I saw the same when the dealer updated my Focus to v3.5.1. As the previous poster commented, they have to have the car running to do the update.
Yes I did it myself. Kept the car running. I had 147 miles. Drove to the corner gas station. and to walmart which is -4 miles away from my house.

Had 125 miles when I came back
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Old 12-28-2012, 04:14 PM   #2708
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Kept the car running. I had 147 miles...

Had 125 miles when I came back
The miles to empty is based on average fuel economy and the amount of gas left in the tank. Idling it for an hour (how long did the update take?) uses less than a gallon of gas, I believe - but also reduces the car's estimated miles per gallon. So the 22 miles lost seems spot-on to me.

I doubt the install finished during the 4 mile drive to Wal-Mart. Unless you expected the car to use no gas while it wasn't moving?
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:11 AM   #2709
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The miles to empty is based on average fuel economy and the amount of gas left in the tank. Idling it for an hour (how long did the update take?) uses less than a gallon of gas, I believe - but also reduces the car's estimated miles per gallon. So the 22 miles lost seems spot-on to me.

I doubt the install finished during the 4 mile drive to Wal-Mart. Unless you expected the car to use no gas while it wasn't moving?
well I started the installation in my parking garage where I live. Sat there for about 20 mins. Figured I could go to the corner store and wal-mart and be productive lol.

As long as you say I lost that many miles with reason then I am okay. Thought I had a surprise gas leak for a second haha
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:23 PM   #2710
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It's been almost 3 weeks since I went in to my dealership to see about the mft update. They took my info and were supposed to get back to me. So far nothing. I'm just glad I'm not having a lot of issues with it in it's current state.
I honestly think that Ford's biggest problem with competing in the US auto market is the high volume of really lousy dealers. I don't think most of them have moved beyond 1970's mentality with regard to customer service. I have never had many issues with my car, but EVERY dealer in central Florida is a disgrace to Ford. Honda, Acura, VW, BMW, Toyota and Lexus dealers are all much better. I hate to generalize, but I have had a lot of experience with different dealers and the trend is very clear. Obviously I can't speak for all of them, but I have good friends in Michigan, and I hear the same from them as well. /Rant Off
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