Car Manufacturer: Ford Purchase Date: 05.08.2015
Car type and equipment: B-Max 1,6l, automatic, Audiovariante without Navi
Current error descriptio:
Sync adds the playback time of songs from the USB port, exceeds the sum of the playback time the 24 hours (previously 72 hours) at the next engine restart all USB settings (including user settings such as checkmark at the random generator) are reset.
21.12.2016 First contact with the local dealer
Middle of january 2017 error description communicated in a personal conversations to the workshop master
Mid-February 2017 Workshop date automatic jerks and consultation because of this error -> no answer from Ford
03.04.2017 Workshop appointment automatic new and consultation because of this error -> no answer from Ford
16.05.2017 Consultation because of this error -> without answer from Ford
29.06.2017 Written request for rectification
Beginning of August 2017 Inspection and inquiry about this error -> without answer from Ford
11.09.2017 First workshop appointment because of this mistake -> without success
06.10.2017 Ford Technik wants to know if the error occurs even if the USB stick is removed in the evening ????
15.11.2017 Ford Technik informs that the removal has no influence -> no answer from Ford
03.01.2018 Appointment with electrician and 1 hour tries to simulate error because workshop is not believed, recommendation to create a video
12.01.2018 forward this video to workshop
19.02.2018 second workshop appointment because of this mistake -> without success
28.04.2018 letter to managing director Ford Germany
23.05.2018 Confirmation of receipt for letter
03.07.2018 info about workshop date on 12.07.2018 with specialists from Cologne
12.07.2018 Workshop appointment with specialists -> without information from Ford
18.10.2018 Again letter to managing director as still no information from Ford
15.11.2018 Response from the managing director (Extract E-Mail):
No legitimate complaint could be found on the multimedia system and your vehicle complies extensively with the given specification. In your opinion, the behavior of the system is a defect we can not agree with. Further action on this matter is therefore not foreseen by us or your Ford counterparty.
05.01.2019 letter to CEO Ford Europe
21.01.2019 Response from the CEO Ford Europe corresponds to that of the managing director Ford Germany
17.02.2019 letter to executive chairman Ford (Mr. Ford)
21.03.2019 Answer chief secretary -> Result: Just empty words!
09.10.2019 Mail to editors of several German car magazines
11.12.2019 Ford's reply to a ticket from the Auto Motor Sport magazine (Extract E-Mail):
Due to the technical circumstances, a software update for the built-in SYNC 1 audio system can no longer be offered by Ford-Werke GmbH.
My personal conclusion:
I no longer buy cars from a manufacturer who does not eliminate his software bugs!
It is ridiculous when a company announces that it wants to build autonomously driving vehicles, but due to the technical circumstances, it cannot even fix the simplest bugs in the guarantee period.
Number of days the vehicle was retrospectively free of defects: 0 days
Number of days since the executive chairman Ford informed about this defect and the defect has not been eliminated:
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Video of the error on 12.01.2018
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