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2011 Ford Edge



  • lateralglateralg Posts: 929
    Has anyone verified that the cross traffic indicator really works?

    Mine does not. I can be backing from parking slot into the path of a vehicle of any size, at any distance, and travelling at any speed, and get no warning of any nature.


    BTW is there a Sync forum? I could search I guess, but I need to go work on my video camera stabilizer.
  • Have it checked by your dealer. Mine works perfectly-warns when cars or individuals approaching.
  • lateralglateralg Posts: 929
    What's the nature of the warning? Sound, light, ??
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,958
    edited February 2011
    Here you go:

    Ford Edge SYNC Bluetooth SiriusXM Audio Questions

    Must be a pretty intuitive interface judging by the lack of recent posts.
  • lateralglateralg Posts: 929
    Steve, The only thing I saw on that thread was the possibility of a loose fuse. Did I miss something?

    I do get audible signals as I'm about to collide with an object directly behind me. The beeping increases in frequency the closer I get. Is this what I should be hearing if a vehicle approaches from the side?

    IMO the whole of Sync, My Ford Touch, and the Nav. system has non-intuitive interface, as well as documentation that strongly suggests that insufficient resources were allocated toward making the systems user-friendly.

    Ford better get with it toward making the system(s) usable, else the reputation of the much-ballyhooed system will suffer ... a lot.

    The 2011 Edge is my fifth vehicle with OEM nav. system. I rank its user-friendliness near the bottom. I take my Garmin 1490T with me to do the serious stuff.

    I say this as a loyal retired Ford engineer.
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,958
    Did I miss something?

    No, but a Sync fan may still be subscribed to it if you want to post over there. I haven't played with it but I thought most of the reviews were good. And it was helping Ford sell cars.
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,622
    Maybe it's only confusing for old retired people? ;)
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,448
    It's always a good idea to check out multiple sources for information.
    'BlueOvalNews' might be a good place to visit.
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,622
    In case anyone things I was being nasty - that was a joke between old friends.
  • lateralglateralg Posts: 929
    No doubt about it.
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,958
    A reporter is interested in speaking with anyone who is willing to share their recent (last 6-9 months) experience with ANY of the following systems: adaptive cruise control, collision warning/crash avoidance, blind-spot warning, pedestrian detection, self-parking, Ford MyKey or MyTouch, Ford Sync's cloud-based voice-activated features (directions, weather, sports, stock quotes, movies, restaurant/hotel info, etc), in-car on-demand ipod downloads.

    If you are interested in commenting on your experience, please reply to no later than 5pm EST on March 16, 2011 and include your name, state of residence, the model year of your vehicle and your phone number.
  • lateralglateralg Posts: 929

    I attempted to email the following to but it was rejected.

    1) Adaptive cruise control: My vehicle not so equipped.
    2) Collision warning ... ??
    3) Blind spot warning: Of little or no value. Doesn't give warning until front of an overtaking vehicle is beside rear of my vehicle. Please note that "blind spot" is the result of improper outside mirror aim.
    4) Pedestrian Detection: My vehicle not so equipped. (Unless it's supposed to be part of the cross-traffic warning, which is malfunctioning on my Edge.)
    5) Self Parking: My vehicle not so equipped.
    6) MyKey/My touch: Nice features, but I'd like fob to be much smaller ... credit card size.
    7) Voice-activated features. Inadequate, inaccurate owner instructions, combined with poor voice recognition, and web site that values form over function could kill this app. Voice commands are spread over several pages of owners' manual.

    This needs, at least, a downloadable , editable list of all voice commands so owner can create his/her personalized list for quick reference while on the road. Expecting the owner to find within the manual which of the 16 pages contains the command needed is unrealistic. IMO Ford failed to provide the resources necessary to produce easy-to-follow instructions. In summary: An excellent system with instructions written by the three stooges. (This is not a slam at those who wrote the instructions, it's directed at those who failed to provide the necessary resources.)

    As it now stands, after living with this system for 6 months, I still find it much more distracting than the "features" of my previously owned Mazda CX-9.

    8) In-car on-demand ipod downloads. I have no interest in this.

    Gary Schwartz P.E.
    Michigan & Arizona
    2011 Edge
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,958
    We "camouflage" the at sign in email addresses to try to foil the spambots. Can you try again and hand type in the pr at Unless there was some other reason it was rejected - maybe we think you are a spammer. :shades: Thanks!
  • lateralglateralg Posts: 929

    I must have made a mistake on original attempt, although I haven't detected what it was. Second attempt got through, and I got a phone call in response.
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,622
    Only a Ford dealer can diagnose it so what did you expect Ford to say? Take it to another dealer and get the real problem diagnosed. It has to be the steering rack.
  • ccpbrunoccpbruno Posts: 1
    My point exactly akirby, I did take it to a Ford dealer the first time it happened, supposedly they fixed the problem. But guess what, it happened again. I am not risking my family’s life a third time, because some ford tech says it’s fixed (just like the first time). I want Ford to replace the car with the same. If not give me my money back. I would understand if it was the AC system with problems, I then would not mind going back ten times. This is more of a serious safety issue. There are people’s life’s at stake!
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,622
    There are good dealers and bad dealers and unfortunately Ford doesn't have much control over the bad ones. Take it to a different dealer and at least give them one shot at fixing the real problem. You're not getting your money back just because one dealer misdiagnosed the problem.
  • coasterguycoasterguy Posts: 25
    Hello. I have been reading in here for a while. Lately I have been shopping and I am sorta in between a new Grand Cherokee and the New Edge. I like them both but, really do not need the off road abilities of the new jeep.
    I am somewhat afraid of the MFT drama. I also don't like that you cannot get a loaded EDGE without MFT.
    Am I gonna regret the EDGE. Looking at a Black edge Limited with 20" chrome clads and most options....
    Anyone, anyone??? Thanks
  • bdymentbdyment Posts: 549
    I have had my 2010 Limited AWD for about a year now and it really is one of the most enjoyable vehicles I have ever owned. Only complaint, kind of a gas hog in city driving. Highway mileage is fine. I have the 20" wheels and Platinum White colour. Sharp looking.
  • coasterguycoasterguy Posts: 25
    Though I am a little afraid of MFT issues. I am picking up my Limited tonight. Black on Black 302A and 20" Chrome Clads. I am excited to get my first Ford. No more imports. This is HUGE for me.
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