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Old 6th November 2020, 09:21   #1366
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I think in ecosport at least, the reverse parking camera will be switched off as soon as the first gear is engaged. Either the video above is an illusion or camera itself is buggy.
There is a camera delay feature which keeps the camera live till you cross 7 or 10kmph or pull the handbrake. This helps when you are parking in a tight spot where multiple front and back movements are required.

This feature can be turned on or off in the Sync version and I am not sure if this is also there on the Flyaudio cars.
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There is a camera delay feature which keeps the camera live till you cross 7 or 10kmph or pull the handbrake. This helps when you are parking in a tight spot where multiple front and back movements are required.

This feature can be turned on or off in the Sync version and I am not sure if this is also there on the Flyaudio cars.
There is no such feature on the FlyAudio system. Not sure if the new Android based system gets any additional features but the previous Windows CE based FlyAudio is as basic as it can get.
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This feature can be turned on or off in the Sync version
Thanks! Enabled this and itís really handy in tight spots! Kind of an added perspective to manoeuver the vehicle and manage that gap behind.
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Re: 2018 Ford EcoSport Facelift 1.5L Petrol : Official Review

Has anyone installed roof cross bars in Ecosport? Something like this - https://boodmo.com/catalog/part-kit_...iABEgL0cPD_BwE ?

Any feedback / other options for the same?
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Re: 2018 Ford EcoSport Facelift 1.5L Petrol : Official Review

Has anyone faced any problems with the dragon petrol engine and new automatic trans combo?

I'm playing with the idea of picking a used 2018 dragon auto.

Were there any issues with the initial batches from '18?
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Old 22nd November 2020, 20:16   #1371
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Has anyone faced any problems with the dragon petrol engine and new automatic trans combo?

Were there any issues with the initial batches from '18?
A friend has bern using the dragon AT EcoSport for couple of years as a daily driver without any issues. Seems to be a solid and reliable car, well built and pretty powerful too.
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Has anyone faced any problems with the dragon petrol engine and new automatic trans combo?

I'm playing with the idea of picking a used 2018 dragon auto.

Were there any issues with the initial batches from '18?
I have the 2018 Titanium+ AT, the car is from the first batch that was sold in India, I received delivery a week after the launch. Happy to share that I have faced no issues with the AT Gearbox till date, completed 3 years last week. The car has solid build quality and is a pleasure to drive. The only issue is the low profile 17" Tyres which are prone to bubbles. All the best for your purchase!
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Old 23rd November 2020, 11:21   #1373
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Is there any particular benefit (other than aesthetics) in installing the spare wheel cover on the Ecosport? From what I have read, many members complain about it eventually becoming a rattling nuisance, and also, it requires a lock to keep secure, resulting in one more key and consequent headache.

I have seen a few cars on the road with a tiny lock hanging from the cover, which looks quite odd to my eyes, and more importantly, looks like it can be snapped with a basic crowbar at any time in a pilfering attempt
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Is there any particular benefit (other than aesthetics) in installing the spare wheel cover on the Ecosport? ...
If you park your car in the sun a lot, the 'exposed' spare tyre will weather out much faster and hence need earlier replacement compared to it being covered up, however personally I like the look of the alloy and wouldn't want to cover it up.

For safety, the spare tyre has an anti theft bolt, so you don't need the cover to keep it safe.
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Is there any particular benefit (other than aesthetics) in installing the spare wheel cover on the Ecosport? From what I have read, many members complain about it eventually becoming a rattling nuisance, and also, it requires a lock to keep secure, resulting in one more key and consequent headache.

I have seen a few cars on the road with a tiny lock hanging from the cover, which looks quite odd to my eyes, and more importantly, looks like it can be snapped with a basic crowbar at any time in a pilfering attempt
I am using the Spare wheel cover for past 3 years and there is no rattling till date. Touch wood
The primary benefit is increased life to spare wheel and avoid wear & tear due to various weather conditions. Of course you will lose the look of wheel directly, but even with spare wheel, it gives good looks IMO.
The extra key that is hanging below the cover is for the spare wheel cover and not for the wheel. Without that, people can steal the spare wheel cover which costs about 12K in Ford rates.

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Has anyone faced any problems with the dragon petrol engine and new automatic trans combo?

I'm playing with the idea of picking a used 2018 dragon auto.

Were there any issues with the initial batches from '18?
I have had ABS Sensor failure twice and a MAF (multi air flow) Sensor replaced under warranty. Also, had 4 17" tyres replaced under warranty.

Apart from the above minor issues, the car is a delight to drive. Last year we took the car on a road trip from Mumbai to Himachal (4500 kms). Did the circuit from Shimla - Narkhanda - Kalpa - Nako - Kaza - Chandrataal - Manali. No problem whatsoever !
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Has anyone faced any problems with the dragon petrol engine and new automatic trans combo?

I'm playing with the idea of picking a used 2018 dragon auto.

Were there any issues with the initial batches from '18?
Bought the titanium+ AT in mid 2018, 25K km so far, no issues whatsoever. The AT drivetrain is sweet, did not ever see it missing gears, or confused. No other problems in the car either.
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Old 29th November 2020, 10:27   #1378
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Is there a way to open the boot for from inside the car on the Ecosport, without getting out of the driver's seat ? I was not able to locate a bit release lever inside the cabin, and can't seem to find the info in the owners manual when I glanced through it.
Any pointers will be helpful.
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Is there a way to open the boot for from inside the car on the Ecosport, without getting out of the driver's seat ? I was not able to locate a bit release lever inside the cabin, and can't seem to find the info in the owners manual when I glanced through it.
Any pointers will be helpful.
There isn't any trunk release option from within the car. This seems like a safety feature since the trunk opens side ways and if you accidentally release it from inside then it may hit something or someone that's behind your car. Imagine that you are on a incline on a busy junction and you accidently release the trunk from inside, the trunk will open with a lot of force since it has the spare wheel mounted which adds to the weight of the already heavy door and it would result in a significant impact for anyone behind your car. There could be some hacks or DIY to get it done but I wouldn't recommend it for the safety of everyone. While I do agree it's a pain sometimes when the person behind doesn't know how to open the door and you have to get down and go all the way back to open the door for them.
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Bought the titanium+ AT in mid 2018, 25K km so far, no issues whatsoever. The AT drivetrain is sweet, did not ever see it missing gears, or confused. No other problems in the car either.
What's the mileage you get?
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