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  • #123067

    jonyscam
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    lol….

    now on a serious note, how many people have turned off PDC?

    am curious to the results?

    #123072
    buz
    buz
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    Welcome Gordon.

    I also had the shock of nearly being pulled into the hedge row when I first put my toe down on a B road not long after getting my RS this time last year. It was a little unnerving and a complete surprise but thought that was how the car drives and learnt to tame it a bit until I read up on here that itโ€™s the PDC and easily improved.

    I had my 2nd service done in March and had the PDC turned off and itโ€™s made a huge improvement! The car still tramlines on occasions when trundling along our poor roads but any sharp steering veers have stopped and itโ€™s way more settled on my local B road blasts.

    Enjoy the humble pie Brembo ๐Ÿ˜‚ most of us have been there mate.



    2017 Nitrous Blue RS with every option except shell seats – no blue bolsters for me though.

    #123077
    elliot
    elliot
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    Hi Gordon, I had pdc turned off at 2nd service in March. Dramatic improvement in my case. Usual tramlining but overall very happy with how the RS is behaving at thr moment ๐Ÿ˜Š



    FPM 375 + DS 2+ iMap

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    #123079
    71-bda
    71-bda
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    I had it off too. great improvement in the original fast zigzagging, but recently the slow slalom effect has appeared toย  come back a bit stronger than it was at first( after having it off), but its still better than with the pdc on. if you get me!



    No nothing.

    No Mods. No rockers. Just a chunky knob.

    No tackiness.

    Std as Ford intended, but with a space saver wheel and jack and nuts and wheel brace. oh.. and flaps, a man has got to have flaps.

    Innit?

     

    #123104

    ghand
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    Well I’ve just been reading an American forum and some guy could get his car to swerve from side to side every time he booted it on this up hill road. He turned off the hill start ! and the car was transformed, not one jot of swerve, so asked others to do it and report back. Loads said it cured the problem ??? Now the hill start does take control of engine revs and front wheel lock I think ? but surely this won’t help ? He said the car felt better at low speeds.

    Maybe it was another drunken post ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜‚

    #123146
    71-bda
    71-bda
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    Ghand. Nope, that thread was put to rest ages ago, switching off hill start assist does NOT cure veering steering slalom. The bloke in question was a known nutter on there and was just hopefull I think, he got to the stage where he really believed it cures it. But it does not.



    No nothing.

    No Mods. No rockers. Just a chunky knob.

    No tackiness.

    Std as Ford intended, but with a space saver wheel and jack and nuts and wheel brace. oh.. and flaps, a man has got to have flaps.

    Innit?

     

    #123154

    ghand
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    Thanks for that fella. Yes thought it sounded a bit simple ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜‚ taking mine in tomorrow to be checked over and I’ll ask them to switch off the PDC as you lot advise, then I’m in the Lake District for a few days so time to try the car on some nice roads.

    #123747

    ghand
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    So the local dealer did a great job of telling me it had no faults recorded and it test drove fine after me telling them that would happen so don’t bother ๐Ÿ™„

    They refused to turn off the DPC on safety grounds and are going to look into it for me but I won’t hold my breath ๐Ÿ˜‚

    Logged the fault with Ford Customer Relations ( like every owner should ) and they are happy to investigate also. So I’m waiting to hear back from them.

     

    #123748

    ghand
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    Oh forgot to mention the Manager of the service department asked me was it four wheel drive ๐Ÿ˜‚ย I very nearly said hang on I’ll ask the wife ย ๐Ÿ˜‚ And another service guy on the desk told me I’ve probably got the old engine as they replaced the engines with a new one around 2017 as the older ones kept blowing up ๐Ÿ˜‚

    #123750
    hitch6742
    hitch6742
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    Mine will be turned off on next service..but, like you say, being a safety feature as such, I will have to sign a waiver to be held on file.



    NB 375, Goodrich hoses, RDU cooler (fitted for the hell of it), gas bonnet struts, Mountune RR, hard pipe kit, V1 cat-backโ€ฆ.and RS seat covers!

    #123775

    ghand
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    Well like every owner should be doing I’m pushing Ford for more. They should be bombarded with forcefully worded requests from every RS owner till they have a software upgrade that works. I’ve pointed out the litigation aspects involved for Ford if someone is involved in a serious accident due to the known problem. Seems most owners just seem happy to let it be a ‘ feature ‘ of the car ??????

    I’ve ย requested a free courtesy car from Ford capable of safely accelerating hard above 70 mph without steering problems when I next visit friends in Germany as my ยฃ26000, ย 165 mph Ford is not fit for purpose ๐Ÿ˜‚ As they say 70 mph is our speed limit ย So it’s OK ๐Ÿ™„ I also asked why I have a track mode if it a basket case to press on hard over 70 mph ? Can’t wait for the reply ๐Ÿคฃ

    #123776

    ghand
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    Give me the PDC software and I’ll re write it with say 70% less output limits so it works a little for cross winds or camber ( slightly ๐Ÿ‘) but doesn’t throw the fecking thing all over the road like I’ve experienced or a dash setting to switch it off as I can turn my steering wheel when needed ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿคฃ

    #123904
    andy-k
    andy-k
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    ghand, find another garage, meet their service manager, tell him you want to build a long term relationship and want PDC turned off. Gates of Harlow (appreciate that may be a long way to go) have been very professional, helpful and obliging to all my requests. Think about FENG off too. Lots of people on this forum have found good dealers, many have told of poor ones too.



    Edition, FPM 375

    #123907

    Wingnut
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    The Focus RS 2.3 is currently under investigation by the DVSA, Safety Branch for the veering fault. They are working with Ford to investigate the issue.

    Any owners experiencing this veering/steering should write to the Vehicle Safety Branch, Berkeley House, Croydon Street, Bristol, BS5 0DA

    Ford Motor Company have continually tried to brush this serious fault under the carpet but the more vehicles that are looked at by the safety branch the more likely this fault can be investigated and corrected

    My son suffered serious injuries when a Focus RS veered into him in December last year

    #123908

    Wingnut
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    Aftermath of a veering focus rs

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