Can't get enough of it!
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Perth, Western Australia
My XR6T - She's broken already!
Not good news tonight. The major problem is that my new XR6T (less than a week old) is parked down at the local shops (400m away) and I am unable to start it. Drove home fine, in the pouring rain, stopped off at the supermarket and started okay after that, forgot something so stopped at the local deli and got back in it less than a minute later and it just won't crank. There's a weird clicking noise every second from the fuse area and it just won't play. Walked home, tried the 2nd set of keys in case it was the key, but no go.
The red hand (immobiliser symbol) goes out if you leave it on accessories, but comes back on when you move the key to start, but so does the orange engine symbol which, according to the manual indicates a throttle system error.
The weird thing is, if you crank up the fan blower, the ABS light then comes on. Not happy Jan. Ford Assist were good, there's a mechanic coming over shortly (I had some things to do beforehand that I couldn't put off) and they will tow it home for overnight and then pickup in the morning to take to the dealer.
Spoke to the dealer, he reckons it's the keys have gone out of synch with the codes or something, don't really know if that sounds right.
Also, the Premuim Sounds turns itself off and on every so often, no ryhme or reason, AM / FM / CD, makes no difference. Apparently it's a known fault so that will be fixed as well.
So, all in all, it's a crap night. The only saving grace is that I fly out for Brisbane tomorrow for a week, giving plenty of time for it to be fixed.
PS: I had a quick scan but couldn't find anyone who'd had similar problems.
BA XR6T, Mercury Silver, Manual, Sunroof, Premium Sound, Premium Brakes, Sports Steering wheel, Leather, Mats, Tint, Mud Spats, Boot Liner and a dribble bib :-)