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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.

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

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.

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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karen robson, Northumberland

Ford C-Max

Hiya, my bonnet is leaving rusty marks on paintwork off the windscreen washer. How do I remove the bottle to clean it out? Thanks

Submitted: 23/03/2015 08:54:47 | ID: 113685

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alfie, Surrey

Ford C-Max

Hi i i have a 2006 diesel c-max the speed clock is showing 20mph more than im actually doing even when i turn engine off needle stays at 20mph any suggestions as to problem might be thanks

Submitted: 07/03/2015 19:07:20 | ID: 112921

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alfie, Surrey

Ford C-Max

Hi i i have a 2006 diesel c-max the speed clock is showing 20mph more than im actually doing even when i turn engine off needle stays at 20mph any suggestions as to problem might be thanks

Submitted: 07/03/2015 19:06:58 | ID: 112920

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Bernard Barnes, Surrey

Ford C-Max

I have an intermittent bleep noise like a warning signal. I have checked the oil, radiator and brake fluid. It must be a sensor of some sort. I cannot as yet trace what it is signalling or warning me of.

Submitted: 20/02/2015 18:01:04 | ID: 111989

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Richard Laver, Bournemouth

Ford C-Max

Hi Can you help me? Please can you tell me where i find the part number for the Alternator Thank you Richard

Submitted: 07/02/2015 13:21:46 | ID: 111059

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garry, West Yorkshire

Ford C-Max

Central locking not working. Changed battery in key fob .still not working.had a go at programming key fob. But no beep sound.

Submitted: 01/02/2015 17:15:49 | ID: 110682

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kerry, Highland

Ford C-Max

when I try to lock my car the wing mirrors will not contract in, and the car will not lock, also my drivers side window will not go down.

Submitted: 26/01/2015 13:20:26 | ID: 110310

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Michelle, Staffordshire

Ford C-Max

Last night the alarm started going off to say my seatbelt wasn't fastened when it was, I tried undoing it and refastening switch the engine off and back on, and it is still doing it this morning. Help please

Submitted: 07/01/2015 09:29:16 | ID: 109077

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louise, Cardiff

Ford C-Max

My Ford C-Max started to lose power, then the engine malfunction light cane on. I checked the manual and it was saying about the light being red or amber but my light is blue. Any ideas?

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Blue, no idea. Common fault for this is a leak into the inlet manifold. Are there any other faults? Can you smell exhaust fumes when you have the blowers on? Go to the garage and ask them to plug it in and check fault codes demon from Cheshire

Submitted: 04/01/2015 14:37:07 | ID: 108879

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Eric, Darlington

Ford C-Max

Why has my screen split into 2 parts with a half inch gap and loss of part of the right hand split

Submitted: 23/12/2014 12:21:45 | ID: 108327

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brian wright, West Yorkshire

Ford C-Max

i cannot alter the calender on the clock to move beyond 2013.it will wind back ok

Submitted: 12/12/2014 20:52:43 | ID: 107793

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neil, Cheshire

Ford C-Max

Hi. Will 2008 C-Max back light clusters fit a 2004 C-Max? Thanks in advance Neil

Submitted: 10/12/2014 20:20:49 | ID: 107705

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Holly, Northumberland

Ford C-Max

Hi we noticed the warning brake fluid low light come on so we filled the resivour up still the light came on. When we brought the car home and checked it the next day the car isn't at all right when we drove it, it had to be forced into gear. The clutch seems to be struggling. Could it just be it needs adjusting?

Submitted: 07/12/2014 22:02:45 | ID: 107540

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sukhviner, West Midlands

Ford C-Max

Cmax 56 plate acceleration reduce light keep coming on

Submitted: 29/11/2014 09:04:51 | ID: 107064

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sukhviner, West Midlands

Ford C-Max

Acceleration reduces the light on. Any ideas why?

Submitted: 29/11/2014 09:00:28 | ID: 107063

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Dave O, Leicestershire

Ford C-Max

My parking sensors warning sound operates when the car is washed or when it rains?

Submitted: 13/11/2014 18:10:18 | ID: 106170

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Tom charlton, Northumberland

Ford C-Max

Whilst overtaking the engine seemed to die on me very briefly until I juggled the throttle, seems to run ok if I do not jab too hard at the throttle , no problem when cruising

Submitted: 10/11/2014 17:18:49 | ID: 105995

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wayne, Nottinghamshire

Ford C-Max

My cmax giah 1.6 tdi has a lift up flap on the dashboard, I can find no reference to it in the manual. Is that where the passenger air bag is, or can I keep stuff in it?

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Is this a serious question? It's to keep stuff in demon from Cheshire

Submitted: 05/09/2014 15:59:44 | ID: 102650

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tony, Worcestershire

Ford C-Max

My 1.8 diesal cmax puffs out loads of black smoke when putting my foot down and when i change the gears and when you take of then it puffs a lot of black smoke.any ideas what the problem could be

Submitted: 13/08/2014 08:03:36 | ID: 101407

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Lee Moran, Merseyside

Ford C-Max

How do I put my child lock on in my cmax 58 plate ?

Submitted: 21/07/2014 12:01:50 | ID: 100088

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peterdarts27@yahoo.co.uk, Wrexham

Ford C-Max

I got a 2004 Ford c max 1.8 petrol I just got home and switched off the head lights I got out and locked the car and then noticed the stereo was still lit up and also the milage counter was lit up and all other lights were off I'm just been back out its been an hour and the lights are still on I'm worried about having a flat battery in morning can anyone help please

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Did you solve this problem? Ross from Oxfordshire

I am having the same problem and unable to find out if this a normal feature of the car or a fault, would be pleased if anyone can give an answer Maurice from Gloucestershire

I am having the same problem and unable to find out if this a normal feature of the car or a fault, would be pleased if anyone can give an answer Maurice from Gloucestershire

It is normal for the lights to stay on for up to 15 minutes for the car to conduct diagnostic checks, any longer than this I would think of looking at your battery life or your alternator. You can conduct the mechanic`s test and check how much power is in your battery, mine reads 12.1 when the car is off and 14.2 when the car is on demon from Cheshire

Submitted: 12/07/2014 22:53:07 | ID: 99536

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beth, Dorset

Ford C-Max

When driving my C Max whilst wearing sandals I noticed a dripping onto my foot. I was using the air con at the time but it had only been on approx. 10 mins. I am also finding the keys work sporadically. Sometimes they don't click the door open so I have to open it with a key and then set the alarm off, it then works again. Has anyone else experienced this?

Submitted: 05/07/2014 07:12:42 | ID: 98988

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lorraine turker, Wiltshire

Ford C-Max

Hi, my C-Max has a slight judder at low revs. I have just had the dpf replaced as this was blocked, fuel and air filters changed, egr cleaned. It is not constant but I am getting to my wit`s end. Eighteen months ago I did put petrol in and drove it a few miles :( , it was cleaned, oil changed etc. Also I have had fuel additive tank topped up. Any ideas from here?

Submitted: 16/06/2014 12:14:57 | ID: 97791

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Terry Clack, Oxfordshire

Ford C-Max

How do I replace the driver`s door stay?

Submitted: 13/06/2014 21:41:18 | ID: 97629

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Terri, Surrey

Ford C-Max

I have c max zetch 2011 1.6. Recently my DAB radio has stopped working. The message shown on display is "service not available" however, I'm able to pick the radio stations up on FM. The radio is a ford radio not sony. Any ideas? Thanks

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Hi. This has happened to my vehicle, has yours been fixed? Thanks, Mark mark haywood from Nottinghamshire

Submitted: 10/06/2014 21:33:33 | ID: 97384

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t newcombe, Northamptonshire

Ford C-Max

Engine malfunction light appears then loss of power , this has happened a few times and we now dare not go on a long journey . First time rac called showed injector problem they stated never seen this on a 2008 model before , towed to a garage and the garage could find no fault and stated not the injector. If this happens now all leads to the injectors are twiddled and the car then starts. Please help.

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Hi, did you get your CMax fixed ? Can you please tell me what the problem was. This is exactly what is happening to my CMax. Thanks SAttwood from Nottinghamshire

I am having the exact same problem with my 08 C-Max, did you both find out what was causing the problem? C.Watkins from Greater London

I am having the exact same problem with my 08 C-Max, did you both find out what was causing the problem? C.Watkins from Greater London

Submitted: 21/05/2014 09:45:11 | ID: 95828

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Trevor barnes, West Midlands

Ford C-Max

My new ford c max Aztec petrol 1.6 2014 has 88 miles on clock brand new is slow pull away is this normal

Submitted: 08/05/2014 18:05:50 | ID: 95254

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david ratcliffe , Swansea

Ford C-Max

When I bought my cmax all lights on dash were working ok but then my heater glow light started to flicker . Now it does not come on at all .as been back but mechanic said its ok . But surely it should come on when engine is cold anyone know this please thnx

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Take out your instrument cluster and spray the back with contact PCB WD40 demon from Cheshire

Submitted: 01/05/2014 13:08:13 | ID: 94943

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david ratcliffe , Swansea

Ford C-Max

Should my heater glow light be on before starting every morning ??

Submitted: 01/05/2014 12:53:57 | ID: 94940

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Andy, Redcar and Cleveland

Ford C-Max

When I put my Ford Focus Cmax into reverse I get a constant beep coming from my rear parking sensors that lasts around 3 to 4 seconds then it disappears and then there is nothing at all as I continue to reverse no beeps. Please could someone tell me what the problem is and how to rectify the problem. Many thanks.

Submitted: 28/04/2014 23:10:16 | ID: 94856

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martin, Nottinghamshire

Ford C-Max

The date on the dash display will not go past 2013. How can I alter this (its not important but very irritating).

Submitted: 26/04/2014 20:58:47 | ID: 94776

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Mark Livingstone, Fife and Kinross Shires

Ford C-Max 2006

In my Ford C-MAX`s fuse box can anyone tell me what fuse is for the dash lights please?

Submitted: 25/03/2014 10:58:31 | ID: 60058

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Stuart, Lancashire

Ford C-Max 2010

The middle rear seat of my Ford C-MAX won’t fold flat anymore. It is still possible to tip the seat and remove it and the seats either side work fine. The Ford dealer said a cable may have snapped and wanted me to write a blank cheque for them to investigate. I am hoping there is a simple solution. Can anyone help? (5 door 5 seats)

Submitted: 25/03/2014 10:54:16 | ID: 78777

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Nadine, England

Ford C-Max 2004

My 2004 Ford C-MAX automatic diesel has recently had a turbo and an air mass sensor change and now has lost all power on a slight incline and the car struggles to the point it will only go 8mph! When driving sometimes it makes a noise under the bonnet which I can only describe as sounds like a skidding wheel. Any ideas?

Submitted: 24/03/2014 16:04:57 | ID: 63218

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David Eveleigh, Vale of Glamorgan

Ford C-Max 2008

I have a ticking/knocking noise under the bonnet of my Ford C-MAX when the temp is below 4c. It goes when warm about 20 seconds later. I`ve changed the oil to the correct spec but it`s still the same and it does not affect the performance. Any ideas please?

Submitted: 28/02/2014 09:30:13 | ID: 63997

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