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    Default 2016 Ford 3.2 XLT 4x4 - ESC fault

    Gents, any advice would be appreciated. I am new to the brand.
    My bakkie had been standing for a while, after starting it, the display stated that my reverse park sensor is inactive, also followed by the traction control and some other electronic stuff.
    Last dialog box that flashed, stated ESC NEEDS SERVICE. The vehicle has 5700 km on the clock.

    Local Ford people gave me a blank stare, with excuses of being understaffed at this time.
    Has anyone had this problem before?

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    Default Re: 2016 Ford 3.2 XLT 4x4 - ESC fault

    It is still fords problem as the vehicle is under warranty. Harass them untill its fixed or contact the ford sa helpdesk.

    Maybe disconnect the battery for about 30min and see if it makes a differance
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    Default Re: 2016 Ford 3.2 XLT 4x4 - ESC fault

    Thanks, JuanB. I would insist that they fix it. At this time just fishing for info. Just in case the "experts" in the local Ford workshop wants to try and pull a fast one, or try and baffle me with nonsense.

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    Time to invest in a OBDII reader to make fault finding easier.
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    Default Re: 2016 Ford 3.2 XLT 4x4 - ESC fault

    A rat could have chewed through some wires. There is a loom, passenger rear wheel, behind the plastic wheel liner.

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    Default Re: 2016 Ford 3.2 XLT 4x4 - ESC fault

    My Ranger 2.2 XL did something similar yesterday. My bakkie stands during the week since I use the company car. I wanted to take it into work to have a windscreen chip fixed.
    Started it and as I left the house it went into "limp mode". Powertrain or 4x4 issue according to the manual. I had Ford (Roadside Assist) fetch it from my office and they found.....nothing. They did a software upgrade while it was there though.

    What now? I have only done 11,700km. With my luck it happens again on my holiday...
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    I have seen the same on my Land Rover D3 when or if it was standing for a while. It will show all kind of funny errors about the handbrake, suspension, the display will reboot once or twice, etc. Once driven for a k or two all the errors will clear which make me believe it might be due to the battery thatís not fully charged although it has enough power to crank the engine.

    Donít think my Ranger will ever get a chance of standing for such a long period.

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    Default Re: 2016 Ford 3.2 XLT 4x4 - ESC fault

    Quote Originally Posted by pierre2013 View Post
    A rat could have chewed through some wires. There is a loom, passenger rear wheel, behind the plastic wheel liner.
    Yip, something else that came to mind. Dogs trying to get to a mouse or lizard, Iíve seen what my worsies can do to a wheel liner.

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    Default Re: 2016 Ford 3.2 XLT 4x4 - ESC fault

    Haha ag nee ek moet ophou die ford section lees op die forum...
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    Default Re: 2016 Ford 3.2 XLT 4x4 - ESC fault

    Deesdae staan my ranger vir 2 weke plus op n slag, en daar is nie sulke probleme nie.

    Ek het een dag (teen my wil) tussen effe langerige gras parkeer met n platkar, nie langer as n uur en n half nie. Toe ek terugkom is die flikkerligte vrek. N muis het deur die drade gekou, in n toe loom, onder die battery voor. Dit gebeur baie vinnig.
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    I have had a similar spanner icon appear twice, on both occasions went into limp mode. First time drove in limp mode to Ford fury Sandton and they couldn't find the issue on account of me switching motor off, ran it through the computer - nothing. They said it could have something to do with tracking unit. Happened again 5 months later, switched off for 2 minutes, restarted and no problems? I do still wander when limp mode will strike again....
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    Aso had the spanner pop up once, but I suspect it was tracker related as when I changed to tuffstuff insurance I had to fit a different tracking unit, thus had two in at a stage and it was then that it poped up but it went away a second later and never returned again since I only have one tracking device in now. But did not experience limp mode when it poped up.
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    Default Re: 2016 Ford 3.2 XLT 4x4 - ESC fault

    The dimbulbs intalling the trackers don't know that a canbus system, when tapped into on the wrong line, will cause a network error.

    If its the high line producing an error, there will not be limp mode.

    If its the low line causing error, you will get limp. If you turn off and on after 2 minutes, the network error will reset.


    The fault in the OP, has nothing to do with network errors.
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    Default Re: 2016 Ford 3.2 XLT 4x4 - ESC fault

    My thoughts exactly, and these days you need one of those things for the insurance.
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    Had issues with a previous car (Territory) caused by Tracker unit pulling the vehicle's battery flat causing all sorts of error codes and blinking lights. When I purchased my 3.2 XLT last year I would have saved only something like R30 on my insurance premium if a tracking unit is fitted, decided to not fit any tracking unit (if the trokkie is stolen I in any case don't want it back after those crims had their hands on it). Agree with Pierre, any tinkering with the CAN bus will in all likelihood cause issues.

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    Just my 2cw, in my previous 3 cars I had, I had tracking devices.

    EVERY time the fitted a tracker they [email protected]#C$D UP! my vehicle.

    Never a tracker again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riaanvdw View Post
    Just my 2cw, in my previous 3 cars I had, I had tracking devices.

    EVERY time the fitted a tracker they [email protected]#C$D UP! my vehicle.

    Never a tracker again.
    Jip. Thats what happens.



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    Quote Originally Posted by pierre2013 View Post
    Jip. Thats what happens.



    Let me post something in a minute
    Thats a very long minute u people have in Nam

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    Quote Originally Posted by jorgl View Post
    Thats a very long minute u people have in Nam
    I was on a call.

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    This is is the only correct way of installing a tracker. Any other way, like splicing into wires when you find a feed that turns off when you turn the ignition switch off, will result in errors on both the can bus network, and the tracker, and will burn your vehicle to a crisp.

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    Now this is where the problem comes in, as the tracker installer rocks up at your address, with a multimeter (sometimes even just a testlight) and a gas solder iron (always empty), some solder wire, and some cheap insolation tape.

    They don't have a wire diagram of the vehicle. There is a generic diagram included in the trackers box.

    Further more they have one or 2 heavily abused cheapie screw drivers, the phillips is always stripped beyond use, so they have to resort to a small broken flat, and a side cutter.

    No tools for pulling off pannels, no propper diagrams for the vehicle, no crimpers, no pliers, nothing.

    Insurance told me to fit a tracker, first pannel the installer pulled and bent to get to screws, vecause he used the wrong sequence, I stopped the installer, and called the insurance to inspect the damage, and to this day, no tracker.

    I refuse.
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