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Old 01-17-2012, 10:04 AM   #1
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Parking Aid Malfunction - Service Required

Making this thread might be kind of useless, since the issue is obvious, but it's the first time I've seen this error:

"Parking aid malfunction Service required"


"Caution Active Park Assist Fault Please contact your dealer for service."


Well, there's your problem right there!


I cleaned off the sensors in front and everything worked again. Now that it's finally started snowing, remember to drive safely! Also, if you have the Ti handling package and live in the snow belt, I highly recommend snow tires.


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Old 01-17-2012, 10:25 AM   #2
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Hi isn't it good of Ford to inform you that it has been snowing outside your car :-)
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Hi isn't it good of Ford to inform you that it has been snowing outside your car :-)
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Yup! Though, it's more due to passing semis on the highway...

EDIT: Best part? I didn't even have to blur my license plate before posting this.
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Old 01-17-2012, 10:30 AM   #4
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At least it is smart enough to know when it can't help. Better than some people I know!
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Old 01-17-2012, 11:46 AM   #5
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I got that error message once last autumn. I found a wet leaf had covered a sensor.
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Old 01-17-2012, 11:59 AM   #6
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heh, my Ti + handling pack just got home yesterday after abandoning it a couple miles away. It's just like driving the Mustang in the snow, except the steering end of the car slides all over the place.
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I had that once. Restarted the car and it went away.

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Old 01-17-2012, 02:42 PM   #8
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I got a similar error twice on the MFT screen "backup camera failure, please contact dealer". thing is, I don't HAVE a backup camera. LOL.
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Old 01-17-2012, 04:08 PM   #10
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I've got this problem too with my Focus. But it's something actually wrong. It's been twice to service but they can't find out what it is.

So now they've ordered a new part which they'll try next week. There was a three second window when the sensors were working again the other day.

Makes me think it's a faulty wire, and that's why it hasn't worked to exchange parts so far.
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