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#21 OFFLINE   murphy

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 04:06 PM

That is extremely helpful, thank you! I will bring the car to AutoNation tomorrow, tell them I will wait for it (they said it takes about 90 minutes), and I'll let them know that I do not want them to start the car after it's finished - I'll print this and bring it with me. 

That might be a problem.  Their insurance coverage probably doesn't allow customers in a service area.


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#22 OFFLINE   djminfll

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 04:12 PM

That might be a problem.  Their insurance coverage probably doesn't allow customers in a service area.

HMMMMM, I hadn't thought of that. If I can't do it, I should be able to tell when I get on the expressway at over 62mph. When I did that today at 70mph, the engine info screen indicated ICE due to "High Speed". 


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#23 OFFLINE   corncobs

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 05:13 PM

You can also check your lifetime regen miles they are getting reset as well and even if they drive it it should be a small number!
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#24 OFFLINE   djminfll

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 05:26 PM

Cool, then it won't Matt if they drive it first. I'm assuming they will take it for a test drive first anyway, right?

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#25 OFFLINE   corncobs

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 06:19 PM

Cool, then it won't Matt if they drive it first. I'm assuming they will take it for a test drive first anyway, right?

They didn't with mine, they just updated and gave it back to me.

Just thought of something else as well and as mentioned before. If you go over 62 MPH the EV threshold frame doesn't go away anymore as long there is some decent SOC in there.

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 06:33 PM

Cool, then it won't Matt if they drive it first. I'm assuming they will take it for a test drive first anyway, right?

I had the MKZh done yesterday and there was only a couple of tenths more on the car and my drivers seat setting had not been changed. The Tech that worked on the car is about 5-6 and I'm 6-3...he could not have driven it far with that seat position.


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Posted 07 August 2013 - 07:01 PM

I had the MKZh done yesterday and there was only a couple of tenths more on the car and my drivers seat setting had not been changed. The Tech that worked on the car is about 5-6 and I'm 6-3...he could not have driven it far with that seat position.

 

Mine was only driven one-tenth mile during the service, which is the distance from check-in around the back of the shop, into the shop, and out to the ready line where I got it.


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Posted 07 August 2013 - 07:42 PM

Considering that my FFH has been scoring 25-29mpg on every trip since I got it back from the dealer this afternoon, even if the regen score is something other than 0% when I have it redone at the other dealer tomorrow, I'll still have a pretty good idea if the software update was done correctly.

If it does work, I think I will reset my fuelly (or create new account if resetting isn't possible) so that I can track mpg from the update onward.


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Posted 07 August 2013 - 08:06 PM

djminfll, I am sorry you are having such a hard time getting your update done correctly. My dealerships service department has already done the update wrong once to my car before I bought it so I nervous about their ability to get it right. The guy behind the service counter seemed surprised when I disagreed with him about the update and explained how I knew it had not been done correctly. I don't think he expected a woman to know that much about the car. I am praying that I wont have an experience similar to yours. 


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Posted 07 August 2013 - 08:26 PM

djminfll, I am sorry you are having such a hard time getting your update done correctly. My dealerships service department has already done the update wrong once to my car before I bought it so I nervous about their ability to get it right. The guy behind the service counter seemed surprised when I disagreed with him about the update and explained how I knew it had not been done correctly. I don't think he expected a woman to know that much about the car. I am praying that I wont have an experience similar to yours. 

jeapa, it's inconvenient, but I won't give up until it's done right. If you have a similar experience, you need to do the same thing. I'm optimistic that the new dealership's service department will do it right tomorrow. But if they don't, I'll keep plugging away until it is.

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 04:11 PM

WOO-HOO! I got my FFH back from AutoNation Ford in Fort Lauderdale, and they completed the software update correctly! I was driving by myself, so I couldn't take pictures, but my FFH went into EV mode at 70mph!

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For anyone whose update is not done correctly the first time, it was explained to me today that the software is either completed correctly or it's not. If your vehicle is not going into EV mode over 62mph, it was not completed correctly. The service advisor brought out the Hybrid Technician to talk to me, and he said he was going to attempt to perform the update. He advised that it cannot be  performed more than once, and the reason why so many people are getting it done twice before it works is because the update is either incomplete the first time, or not done at all. He advised me that when he plugs the vehicle into the computer and attempts to complete the update, the computer will either start the update and work through it, or will advise him that is has already been done.


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Posted 08 August 2013 - 05:38 PM

And what's the first verdict on MPG?

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#33 OFFLINE   djminfll

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 05:44 PM

And what's the first verdict on MPG?

Nice to hear that you had a pleasant service expierience with this dealer.

42MPG coming home from the dealer, but I went in traffic to get on the highway to test it out over 62mph. Then I drove over to pick up dinner, only 3 miles, but 46mpg. I'm going to do some normal driving tomorrow and will see how it goes. And Sunday, we are going to visit family on the Gulf Coast of FL, about an hour south of Tampa. Looking forward to seeing how it does on that straight, flat highway stretch.

 

I also submitted my VERY negative survey to the other dealership, and will be calling the dealership manager tomorrow.


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Posted 08 August 2013 - 07:57 PM

After dinner, I couldn't resist but to take a quick ride on the highway and see how the update worked.

 

 

Here is EV mode at 68mph (blurry b/c I took it myself... I know, I shouldn't have!)

 

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And here is my mpg so far for this tankful.

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 09:12 PM

Not bad I would say.

Yesterday my ride home sucked and I had to run the AC while being stuck in bad stop & go traffic and it returned "bad" MPG with a 7 MPG penalty (I had 52.5 MPG the day before w/out AC and flowing traffic)

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 05:58 AM

Not bad I would say.
Yesterday my ride home sucked and I had to run the AC while being stuck in bad stop & go traffic and it returned "bad" MPG with a 7 MPG penalty (I had 52.5 MPG the day before w/out AC and flowing traffic)A7BD99C6-58CA-4509-8D6A-771E7B1D6A30-106


I'm hoping that I will be able to start getting trips in the 50's. up until now, I've only achieved this on some trips where I'm doing a steady 45mph using the ACC.
Did you ever think you would be disappointed with 45mpg?

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 06:57 AM

I'm hoping that I will be able to start getting trips in the 50's. up until now, I've only achieved this on some trips where I'm doing a steady 45mph using the ACC.
Did you ever think you would be disappointed with 45mpg?

I'm not disappointed because I know why it "only" returned 45. I was pretty much at a standstill for 20 min or so with very little movement or ICE runtime but the AC keeping me comfy. The energy for the AC comes from the HVB for a charge it's more efficient to be on the move. It's MpG so if I'm not moving but the ICE runs to charge the HVB to keep me cool it will return crappy gas mileage.

If I would have to guess I would say that without the update I would have seen 42 MPG on this trip but without the AC around 47-48 MPG. Unfortunately that's is hard to prove since the conditions are hard to duplicate and I don't wanna sweat in my car. ;-)

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 08:00 AM

Yesterday was too nice out to have AC blowing.  I can see that the update is living up to its promise too. 

 

 

Best trip EVER going home!

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While not the BEST trip coming in, still better than it has been. 

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 02:50 PM

This was this afternoon, 90% highway with ACC at 65 mph, A/C at 73F fan on low - the update is working!

 

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 04:15 PM

Well lets hope MXGOLF has better news with his after the update. 


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