thanhdaica1985
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Joined: Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:23 pm

PCM programming update

Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:13 pm

Is it worth it to pay $480 for a bunch of modules update? Can I do it with Forscan? Could some one help me with this? I need to tell the dealer by tomorrow if they should go ahead with the update or not. Thanks.

Dobrinia
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Location: Belarus, Minsk
Contact: Website

Re: PCM programming update

Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:39 pm

ForScan cannot update firmware (
Why update?
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I use translator. Sorry for the mistakes.

triangles
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Location: Toledo, Ohio

Re: PCM programming update

Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:07 am

Sounds like a ripoff scam to me. I suppose if you like giving away money for nothing you could do that.
2014 Blue Candy FFE
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thanhdaica1985
Posts: 48
Joined: Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:23 pm

Re: PCM programming update

Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:49 am

Thanks all. I've decided not to go ahead with the update. To give you a little story. I experienced the SSN after parking under hot condition during summer and I finally have time to take it to the dealer. They charged me $160 just to diagnose and told me there's a bunch of updates to the module that they'll do for $480 including the $160 diagnose fee. I smelled something fishy about this but just want to confirm with you guys. They car runs ok after that one incident of SSN and I'm only using this car for another two years then I'll move on to another EV.

triangles
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Location: Toledo, Ohio

Re: PCM programming update

Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:57 pm

F that dealer. Never give them any more business. A SSN error should have been a warranty claim and they should have followed any FSAs and updated your modules under warranty. It would probably have taken less than 30 minutes with a laptop and IDS to update the modules. I suppose I could be wrong since I am only speculation on what it would take but it sure smells like they are just trying to shake you down.
2014 Blue Candy FFE
http://www.fuelly.com/car/ford/focus/2014/triangles/303811 (since this forum doesn't allow BBcode in sigs)

krox
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Joined: Thu May 02, 2019 6:52 am

Re: PCM programming update

Thu May 09, 2019 12:52 am

Update blocks need new software eliminates various flaws. There are important updates, there are no important updates. Update the dealer should be free, because it is factory flaws!

thanhdaica1985
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Re: PCM programming update

Tue May 14, 2019 12:13 pm

So I had another SSN, this time I didn't take it to Downtown Ford Sales but I took it to Harold Ford and Harold Ford told me that I have Premium Care Extended Warranty on this vehicle so I only have to pay them $100 to replace the high voltage wiring harness, reprogram the module etc. I also told them to replace the charging port lights since deductible is per repair visit. I reported Downtown Ford Sales to Ford Corp for trying to make me cough up so much money for reprogramming and $160 for diagnostic fee while I have Premium Care Coverage. I haven't gotten my car back yet but will update you guys on the process.

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