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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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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.

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seat belt not on warning buzzer ? Really need to get a diagnostic engne managment tool and plug into OBDI port to read error codes. Do you have any engine managment lights on the dash on? chaz from Essex

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

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You do not need the part number just the registration number. Ford or yur auto parts store will look up the correct part by using your registration number of your car chaz from Essex

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.

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re driver side window this suggest a wiring fault in this door sort this out first as it will stop the car loockinf and also mirror retraction. Check fuses and relays under passenger side of dash and bonnet ferer to owner manual or download as available on line. chaz from Essex

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

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This will probably be a buckle contact fault. You could trya sapping the passenger buckle with the drivers one chaz from Essex

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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