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Craig, Leicestershire

Ford C-Max

My battery was dead so I jumped started it with my work van.got the car started now the radio doesn't work.if checked the fues and they are fine...every thing else works with the car just the radio and the display

Submitted: 11/08/2017 16:50:28 | ID: 143071

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doug smy, Norfolk

Ford C-Max

I have put pertrol in my diesil tank had it drained out but still won t work

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The tank should have been removed, all fuel drained out and preferably flushed out with fresh diesel. The fuel lines blown out, fuel filter replaced, tank refitted, filled with some fresh diesel and system bled though to get rid of any air in fuel system and then should be fine. A diesel will not start or will be very difficult with air in any of fuel system. John westwood from Essex

Submitted: 06/05/2017 22:29:54 | ID: 141138

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Trish, Greater London

Ford C-Max

Hi This is just a cmax small ford - not estate - No lights showing but the engine clunks when changing gear and pressing on gas pedal - Ford C Max 2005

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Fault with engine mounts broken / worn or exhaust system hitting part of body. If it's a diesel then it may be yoiur dual mass flywheel needing replaced. DMF may also give knocking or rattle at idle speed. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 20/04/2017 12:51:12 | ID: 140768

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dave, West Midlands

Ford C-Max

Hello, I am about to purchase a 66 plate cmax 2.0tdci titanium but the engine is very noisy on start up......like tappet noise. Please advise Thanks Dave

Submitted: 01/04/2017 16:45:14 | ID: 140330

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tina, Norfolk

Ford C-Max

Car keeps reving up and down when throttle peddle pushed

Submitted: 29/03/2017 22:05:51 | ID: 140265

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rob tonks, East Riding of Yorkshire

Ford C-Max

having recently purchased a new c max from a ford dealer found that the power folding mirror on the passenger does not work with the car running and you can not adjust the passenger mirror when car running the drivers side folds in and you can adjust it ok taking back to ford garage to get repaired under warranty

Submitted: 26/03/2017 02:11:49 | ID: 140158

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Cameron, Tyne and Wear

Ford C-Max

My poodle lights won't go out

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I would suggest that you take your poodle to the vet. Mick from Portugal

Submitted: 09/02/2017 17:42:47 | ID: 138836

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terry tonkinson, Stoke-on-Trent

Ford C-Max

my cmax is showing achild lock malfunctionwarningit is not going off when car is locked will this discharge the battery

Submitted: 02/02/2017 18:58:37 | ID: 138624

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terry tonkinson, Stoke-on-Trent

Ford C-Max

child lock sign wont go off whencar is locked will this discharge battery

Submitted: 02/02/2017 18:39:18 | ID: 138619

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Kathy, Ireland

Ford C-Max

I have a 2008 1.6 diesel cmax. My engine malfunction light came on last week. I was about to drive home from work (40 miles) so called the AA. The guy did usual check including diagnostic but couldnt find anything wrong. He took it for a drive and said take to regular garage and get them to do full diagnostic check. He mentioned the battery reading wasnt great and that I might also need new battery. Garage thought it was the fuel filter and they cleaned it. This didnt work so they now think the whole fuel filter needs to be replaced and are due to give me a quotation today. Has anyone else had this problem? and is it likely to be expensive? and to solve problem?

Submitted: 16/01/2017 08:56:57 | ID: 138125

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Bridget Pullen, Dorset

Ford C-Max

had a new battery fitted a few days ago by the AA every thing going fine until yesterday, when interior lights wouldn't go out, indicators still working outside but no lights on dash or sound of indicators, handbrake light stays on dash, central locking wont work side lights show light on dash and the boot was open and this showed on dash any suggestions? please

Submitted: 06/01/2017 17:50:47 | ID: 137871

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phil collins, Merseyside

Ford C-Max

my windscreen washer bottle has blocked on a 06 diesel how do I remove it

Submitted: 03/01/2017 14:10:04 | ID: 137761

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carl, Lincolnshire

Ford C-Max

temperature gauge from half way to quarter

Submitted: 05/12/2016 20:02:59 | ID: 137192

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Mr gough, Staffordshire

Ford C-Max

Sony dab radio and parking sensors and paddie swich all not working can you help

Submitted: 25/11/2016 19:20:50 | ID: 136955

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peter cooper, Cornwall

Ford C-Max

Can you tell me, I have a c-max 65 reg. Should I have a frost warning light. I have spoke to a mechanic at my dealer who said that not all ford c-max have this safety feature. It is listed on page 78 of the handbook. Many thanks Peter Cooper

Submitted: 18/11/2016 12:11:53 | ID: 136766

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James ball, Lincolnshire

Ford C-Max

The two interior alarm sensors glow red or green on occasions, no explanation in the manual!

Submitted: 19/09/2016 15:45:41 | ID: 135288

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Malcolm Jamieson, Norfolk

Ford C-Max

Changed flat battery I reset the clock but unable to find a way of resetting the year from 2009 to present

Submitted: 27/07/2016 09:24:02 | ID: 133883

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Sara, Flintshire

Ford C-Max

What does it mean when it say to reset on dashboard

Submitted: 16/06/2016 19:48:38 | ID: 132730

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norman edwards, Shropshire

Ford C-Max

when i switch the ignition off ,the cam shaft sensor on top of the rocker box clicks loud for 10 seconds ,im a pensioner and it worries me its faulty, no warning lights car goes ok thanking you norman.

Submitted: 05/06/2016 15:56:44 | ID: 132376

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Alan Sobey, Essex

Ford C-Max

Whilst driving along a Ladies voice says CAUTION but I cannot see why. I do have the BLISS & Cross Traffic alert on this vehicle but it does not appear to come from those systems. what can it be ?

Submitted: 26/05/2016 12:37:27 | ID: 132050

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Mr Chase, Bedfordshire

Ford C-Max

I have a 2011 Ford C MAX TITANIUM 1.6 Diesel and the wheels were taken off during a service. Now the information on the dash display is showing 'Deflation detection' and the garage are unable to reset it.

Submitted: 14/03/2016 20:38:43 | ID: 129016

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Ogden, West Yorkshire

Ford C-Max

Ford 2006 c max warning message on dash tryed every thing to get started

Submitted: 13/02/2016 11:08:13 | ID: 127521

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terry, West Midlands

Ford C-Max

will not start off push button, runs through all warning messages on display but just " CLICKS". all electrics work ok. battery fully charged. any ideas please

Submitted: 18/01/2016 12:19:03 | ID: 126331

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ben, Somerset

Ford C-Max

My stereo has stopped working the only thing that will work is the menu button to adjust the date and time and on the left hand side of the screen is silver cog which I presume means settings. But the actual stereo will not turn on at all.

Submitted: 12/01/2016 14:09:41 | ID: 125994

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Rick Mason, Bristol

Ford C-Max

Is this model supposed to have a Frost Warning Lamp? No is displayed in the instrument panel.

Submitted: 11/01/2016 16:36:09 | ID: 125919

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Brian Wigglesworth, South Yorkshire

Ford C-Max

Hi, got a problem with the display screen on the dash, blank, no radio, c.d.nothing.Also no reversing sensors, tried the fuses and everything alright , hope you can help.

Submitted: 27/12/2015 19:31:11 | ID: 125211

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Ted Hirst, South Yorkshire

Ford C-Max

The 1.8 petrol version has a plastic cover fitted over the engine. Will this cover fit over my 1.6 petrol engine version?

Submitted: 09/12/2015 16:26:30 | ID: 124524

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Rachel, Wiltshire

Ford C-Max

Other half has some kind of ghost electrical problem with HIS car. For no known reason car will unlock, windows go down, alarm goes off, radio goes on, wipers wipe and headlights flash. I know the usual answer is he has pressed the key fob. But can you please tell me how this can be the case when he is over 20 miles away with both key fobs.

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Did you manage to resolve this - my passenger window keeps going down by itself (when car being driven or locked and stationary any my garage can't do anything unless the fault happens when they have the car apparently? Margaret from Perth and Kinross

Did you manage to resolve this - my passenger window keeps going down by itself (when car being driven or locked and stationary any my garage can't do anything unless the fault happens when they have the car apparently? Margaret from Perth and Kinross

No still has problem. Would be nice if ford where honest and admitted there is a fault in there software. Rachel from Wiltshire

Submitted: 02/12/2015 13:56:24 | ID: 124282

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jones, Kent

Ford C-Max

an information message appeared on the screen telling me my key fob battery was low this has now been changed but it still appears

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Is it the spare key that you don't use? My girl friend had that happen to her. Malcolm from Staffordshire

Submitted: 22/10/2015 08:46:18 | ID: 122576

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colin grimes, County Tyrone

Ford C-Max

Hi recently got a 2011 cmax and can't believe how cheap the trim around the handbrake etc is. It has started to peel off and ruins the finish. Anyone else had this problem and any suggestions as to how to fix or replace would be appreciated.

Submitted: 20/09/2015 19:51:33 | ID: 121416

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flori, Albania

Ford C-Max

Hello! I have e ford c max ghia 2004, my car start to losing water. I filled and after 1 day its emty. I check out below, but cant find any leak...

Submitted: 15/09/2015 23:22:56 | ID: 121197

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K L Green, West Yorkshire

Ford C-Max

There s a juddering when changing gears the garage people have said it could be clutch what's At fault. It's only done 16 500 miles on clock. I don't want to spend £750 / 1000 pound if it is not the Clutch and find out it still Judders.

Submitted: 06/09/2015 18:57:49 | ID: 120868

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Cheryl S, East Sussex

Ford C-Max

The engine malfunction warning light came on suddenly whilst driving, and the car is losing power in gears 2and 4 since this happened, any ideas what could causing this?

Submitted: 17/08/2015 06:12:01 | ID: 119903

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Colin Goodwin, Essex

Ford C-Max

Stopped at lights went to pull away nothing happened managment light came on switched off engine put in 1st gear and ignition on without depressing clutch it jumped and started and gears were engaged but still puzzled why this happened

Submitted: 14/08/2015 10:08:49 | ID: 119749

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Jacqueline, Cambridgeshire

Ford C-Max

My engine management light keeps coming on. When on diagnostic machine indicates coil pack. I have had the coil pack replaced and also the lambda sensors but light has come back on. What else could be causing the light to come on.

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my cmax 2011 diesel car would not start - so took it garage - they said starter motar gone! so they fitted a reconditioned one! since had it back engine management light staying on - went to drive it saturday morning and wouldn't go - the same noise before the starter motor was fitted - help carol from Merseyside

Submitted: 13/08/2015 11:40:24 | ID: 119700

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James Holloway, Hampshire

Ford C-Max

Please can you tell me if Fords are considering releasing an RS version of the Grand C-Max?

Submitted: 25/06/2015 22:15:18 | ID: 117708

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ibby, Durham

Ford C-Max

My wife has a Ford C-Max 1.6 Petrol 2008 Model shes having problems with her gears she cant go into any gears apart from the first one we spoke to a mobile mechanic and he said its a nilon bolt that needs changing but he said you cant order just that part it has to be the transmission cables that have to be done now i have searched all over for these parts and nothing ever comes up can anyone help please? He has quoted us £220 for all the work but now he cant find the parts please someone help because i cant bare seeing my little boy walking to school.

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Call a Ford dealer and order the parts. They will stock the parts as your car is less than ten years on and they are obliged to under EU law. Most parts are available separately down to nuts and washers. http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/general-technical-chat/307042-how-shift-cable-replacement-adjustment-mtx75-2000-2002-5-a.html That may help you do this yourself. chaz from Essex

Submitted: 17/06/2015 21:30:00 | ID: 117350

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Beverley Foy, Lancashire

Ford C-Max

I have a 2004 Ford C Max and the boot keeps unlocking whilst I am driving, then the warning light and sound comes on continually. Any help would be appreciated, this was an intermittent fault but now it happens every time I start the car. Thanks Bev

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CMAX uses an electric latch on the boot that are prone to water leaks and can then short circuit hence open boot Remove lock and check for water. May need to be replaced. chaz from Essex

CMAX uses an electric latch on the boot that are prone to water leaks and can then short circuit hence open boot Remove lock and check for water. May need to be replaced. chaz from Essex

Submitted: 13/05/2015 15:01:36 | ID: 115983

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elaine toft, Cardiff

Ford C-Max

Hello I have just had a new turbo put on my 2009 C Max and it has been a bit sluggish since then but when I pulled on my drive last night the engine malfunction light has come on, I checked it again today and the light is still on. I haven't driven it since the light has come on, do anybody know what this could be please? as I have had nothing but trouble with this car since I bought it a year ago . Thanks in advance.

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you would be best to get and engine diagnostic tool plug into the OBDI port under the dah on the drivers side. That should give you error codes and you can g from there. Who replaced the turbo as they may have disturbed something take it back must be under warranty? chaz from Essex

Submitted: 07/05/2015 20:12:58 | ID: 115684

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David M, Leicestershire

Ford C-Max

An information message appeared on the screen telling me to "Check the tyre pressures". This has now been done but the message still appears every time the engine is started, do you know if this can be deleted?

Submitted: 11/04/2015 11:54:01 | ID: 114573

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