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#1 OFFLINE   METROMAN

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 05:02 PM

Think I saw another post with this same issue somewhere. Wife asked me today if I rolled down the windows. Nope, didn't touch em. Somehow they rolled themselves down. What the heck?







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#2 OFFLINE   slampro

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 05:06 PM

If you hold the unlock button on the fob for (I think 5 sec or so) it will roll down all the windows. Perhaps the fob was in a place where the button got pushed on accident. The other thread has people mentioning it may have hit something in their pocket or purse.



#3 OFFLINE   METROMAN

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 05:17 PM

Yeah , I know about the fob rolldown. Dont think I mashed it in my pocket. Who knows? Lol

#4 OFFLINE   asb

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 09:39 PM

I stuffed my keys in my pocket this morning while walking the dog.  Came back to the house to find all four windows down.  So I think it must be rather easy to mash that button down.



#5 OFFLINE   Laurel

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 12:23 PM

It is very easy to mash the button without knowing it which is a little puzzling as when you want to roll them down when you are walking up to the car, you have to hold the button for awhile for it to work.  But for sure mine have gone down when I leaned against a fence rail while standing by the car with the fob in my pocket against the rail.



#6 OFFLINE   pjurek99

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 09:25 PM

Is there a way all the windows will go up? I opened them for purpose (it was hot outside) then all of a sudden had to go back to the office and could not close them remotely. Is there a "secret" sequence for this?



#7 OFFLINE   Bill-N

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 11:23 PM

Is there a way all the windows will go up? I opened them for purpose (it was hot outside) then all of a sudden had to go back to the office and could not close them remotely. Is there a "secret" sequence for this?

 

No, unfortunately.



#8 OFFLINE   ceemax71

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 08:43 AM

It looks like the dealer can disable the global open feature according to this OASIS broadcast message:

 

Jan 08 2014 4488 -2013 CMAX Disable All Windows Open (Global Open)

 

Some customers may not want the Global Open Feature; which enables them to open all the vehicle windows by pressing and holding "unlock" button on the RKE transmitter. Global Open can be disabled using the IDS tool(version 88.01). Using IDS select Tool Box / Module Programming / Programmable Parameters / Car Configuration Parameter(s). Select Vehicle Configuration, Select Retrieve the Vehicle Configuration Data, Select Modify and Reinstate Vehicle Configuration Data, Select Global Open/Close, Select Global Open/Close Disabled. Performing this procedure is not a warrantable condition. 

 

It would be nice if this could be enabled or disabled by the owner.


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#9 OFFLINE   Bill-N

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 08:42 PM

It would also be nice to have a list of all "Configuration Data" items.  I'd guess Daytime Running Lights is on the list among others.



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Posted 21 February 2014 - 12:27 PM

It looks like the dealer can disable the global open feature according to this OASIS broadcast message:

 

Jan 08 2014 4488 -2013 CMAX Disable All Windows Open (Global Open)

 

Some customers may not want the Global Open Feature; which enables them to open all the vehicle windows by pressing and holding "unlock" button on the RKE transmitter. Global Open can be disabled using the IDS tool(version 88.01). Using IDS select Tool Box / Module Programming / Programmable Parameters / Car Configuration Parameter(s). Select Vehicle Configuration, Select Retrieve the Vehicle Configuration Data, Select Modify and Reinstate Vehicle Configuration Data, Select Global Open/Close, Select Global Open/Close Disabled. Performing this procedure is not a warrantable condition. 

 

It would be nice if this could be enabled or disabled by the owner.

Got the Global Open disabled today with the technician following these instructions. He said he had done a couple of Fusions, but not a CMax and that the procedure is different on them. He remarked that when venturing into the menu system, the vehicle configuration showed the option as not installed. He had to back out a step then go back in before the disable option became available. Thank you to Ray at Bill Colwell Ford. Maybe I can use this as my servicing dealer without all of the grief I had in the past. Maybe.

 

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#11 OFFLINE   sixfoottallgirl

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Posted 09 December 2014 - 02:07 PM

This guy seems to be able to both open and close all of his windows by holding down the unlock or lock button for five seconds a second time.

 

 

I wasn't able to close them the way he did, but I was able to open them!



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Posted 09 December 2014 - 04:17 PM

This guy seems to be able to both open and close all of his windows by holding down the unlock or lock button for five seconds a second time.

 

Judging solely by his accent, I'm going to guess that is a Euro-spec CMax.  Cars built for other markets can and do have different features.  

 

And WELCOME to the site!   :happy feet:


Edited by fotomoto, 09 December 2014 - 04:18 PM.


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Posted 10 December 2014 - 12:28 PM

This guy seems to be able to both open and close all of his windows by holding down the unlock or lock button for five seconds a second time.

 

 

I wasn't able to close them the way he did, but I was able to open them!

Judging solely by his accent, I'm going to guess that is a Euro-spec CMax.  Cars built for other markets can and do have different features.  

 

And WELCOME to the site!   :happy feet:

Welcome to the forum, Sixfoottallgirl!

 

My name is Tricia, and I’m your U.S. Ford Customer Service rep.  I’ll be here to assist if you ever have any questions or concerns.

 

Yes, fotomoto is correct. Not all vehicles will have this feature.

 

Is your C-Max a 2013 also? If so, I'll look into this further for you.

 

Have a great day!  :) 

 

Tricia



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Posted 12 December 2014 - 10:42 AM

Hi All, and Hi Tricia--

 

Yes mine is also an American 2013.  One day, though, the windows did seem to open on their own.  I don't think I was anywhere near the controller when they went down...  :(



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Posted 12 December 2014 - 03:44 PM

Hi All, and Hi Tricia--

 

Yes mine is also an American 2013.  One day, though, the windows did seem to open on their own.  I don't think I was anywhere near the controller when they went down...  :(

Sixfoottallgirl,

 

If this symptom persists, I recommend taking your vehicle to a Ford Dealer to be diagnosed. Also, what’s the current mileage?

 

Once this info is received, I can check out available options to assist on my end. 

 

Are you inquiring if your vehicle has the ability to make all windows go back up? If so, I’ll be happy to do some research.

 

 

Have a great weekend!  :) 

 

Tricia


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Posted 04 January 2015 - 04:43 PM

Hi Tricia..unrelated problem. The headliner on my 13 c max has come loose all across the front edge where it meets the windshield. Just noticed while washing vehicle. Will take to dealer. Hopefully they have simple fix. Very inconvenient ...repeated prob w car. Rick C

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Posted 01 April 2015 - 05:53 PM

I have had problems in that area as I described in another thread, not the one above.  I described my frustration trying to get a dealer to disable it.  Ended up putting a felt thing around the unlock, cut from a felt thing that goes on the bottom of a table leg. (Can buy on ebay or amazon.) I did not think that would solve the problem but it did. I will recommend this.  I have experienced the windows down plus rain.  Not nice.

 

UPDATE: Sorry, I thought this message was going into the new thread somebody started.


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Posted 01 April 2015 - 06:25 PM

Hi Tricia..unrelated problem. The headliner on my 13 c max has come loose all across the front edge where it meets the windshield. Just noticed while washing vehicle. Will take to dealer. Hopefully they have simple fix. Very inconvenient ...repeated prob w car. Rick C

If you are talking about the slight gap between the windshield and headliner, that's the way it is.   You didn't have to pay extra for the gap. :)

 

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Posted 22 April 2015 - 01:47 AM

I've had my windows unexpectedly down once, and my liftgate unexpectedly open twice. But it could have been pocket-presses all both cases. (I chalk it up to bad fob design - I think open buttons should be smaller / recessed). 

 

For another fob-related issue: I unlock my liftgate with the remote every workday, and about once every three weeks, the lights flash with the second click (as they do before opening properly), but it does not open. I don't recall hearing any sounds that would indicate any of the usual unlatching or liftgate propulsion, but I usually do it 20 feet or so away, as I finish my ride into the car, so I couldn't say for sure if I'm just not hearing it, or if it's not happening. The liftgate open button on the dash always works, so I don't think it's mechanical. 


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Posted 22 April 2015 - 11:42 AM

I've had my windows unexpectedly down once, and my liftgate unexpectedly open twice. But it could have been pocket-presses all both cases. (I chalk it up to bad fob design - I think open buttons should be smaller / recessed). 

 

For another fob-related issue: I unlock my liftgate with the remote every workday, and about once every three weeks, the lights flash with the second click (as they do before opening properly), but it does not open. I don't recall hearing any sounds that would indicate any of the usual unlatching or liftgate propulsion, but I usually do it 20 feet or so away, as I finish my ride into the car, so I couldn't say for sure if I'm just not hearing it, or if it's not happening. The liftgate open button on the dash always works, so I don't think it's mechanical. 

I bought a cheap rubber cover for my FOB, which helps isolate the buttons, and I keep it in my left pocket, away from the mass of keys in my right pocket. I haven't had unexpected opening since I did these things.


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