I have a 57 plate (Oct 07) reg 2.0 TDci Focus Titanium with a factory fitted
bluetooth module that works through the CD6000. It's done about 20,000
miles. It's from Ford Direct. We got it in August '08 and the warranty
runs out in Aug '10.
Since getting it my wife and I have had our phones (Nokia for me ... and
can't remember what my wife had) paired to it and it has worked fine. About
6 months ago I got a Blackberry Storm2 and about 3 months ago my wife got an
iPhone 3GS. They both paired up no problems and have been used for calls
once or twice a week I guess.
About 2 weeks ago the bluetooth menu completely disappeared from the CD6000.
We noticed because when my wife got in the car she knew I was last in and it
was my phone that was selected. It's a simple process to then make a menu
selection and select her phone. We've both done it many times .... but the
menu was gone!!
Strangely enough the car had been into Ford a few days earlier because very
occasionally, over a period of a couple of weeks it had become a very poor
starter. 9 times out of 10 it would start and then it would be a pig. 4 or
5 times on the key and you could coax it into life. It didn't matter if it
was hot, cold, short journey, long journey. They kept it overnight to do
cold start tests. Nothing showed up but 'Ford Technical' told them it might
be worth replacing the throttle assembly or something similar. This they
did and it has started fine ever since. It was all covered by the Ford
In fact all was fine until a few days after we got it back and my wife tried
to select her phone ... and the menu wasn't there as explained above.
I contacted Ford who said bring it in for a 'battery pull' as that usually
sorts things out. It didn't this time. They ordered in a new bluetooth
module which they fitted a few days later. While they had the car they
phoned me and asked what phones we had paired to it and I told them ... and
that they had been working fine. And so to the point of this little story.
When I picked the car up I was told that the iPhone was not fully compatible
with the bluetooth module and the BB Storm2 was a complete no no, as I would
see if I looked on the Ford website. I was then told that particularly with
the Blackberry there was a chance it could drain the battery and that even
when the phone wasn't connected it remained 'on' (or something similar) and
it was possible other electrical problems could be caused. I was then told
that should there be any further problems associated with the Bluetooth they
would not be covered by the warranty (which runs out in August anyway). I
went home and checked and certainly the iPhone is not fully compatible and
the Storm 2 is not listed ... probably because it didn't come out until late
So, the dilemma is whether or not to pair our phones again? I still have my
Nokia N95 with a payg sim in and we are thinking of pairing that and just
leaving it in the car. Mainly phone calls we get are from each other so it
wouldn't be a big drama just to add that phone nr to our contacts and if one
knew the other was out in the car call them on the N95 number.
What do all you peeps make of it??
Bye for now.