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A simple poll...

Discussion in 'Stock 2011 - 2019 Ford Explorer Discussion' started by vfral1, June 27, 2011.

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Problems with MFT/SYNC?

  1. None

    25.0%
  2. Minor (occaisional delayed response, no response, pairing)

    52.9%
  3. Major (black screen for more than "system maintainance" reboot, need to pull fuses, etc)

    22.1%
  1. vfral1

    vfral1 Active Member

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    ...about MFT/SYNC.

    I am surprised to see some folks post that they have no issues with MFT/SYNC, so let's see it all in one place to get a comprehensive view of what % of us are experiencing problems.
     
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  3. JDraper

    JDraper Somewhat Functional Moderator Emeritus

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    I voted none because mine has behaved very nicely since the upgrade to 2.7. I did have issues originally, but they appear to have been solved.
     
  4. BethesdaEC

    BethesdaEC Active Member

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    My vehicle was delivered with 2.8 and it occasionally lags, but overall I am reasonable happy. I am looking forward to 3.0, like a fine wine, it should keep getting better.

    I am a bleeding edge sort of guy, sometimes you get cut, but the toys are worth it.
     
  5. sgparnes

    sgparnes Active Member

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    MFT Version?

    I picked up my Explorer on Friday, built in May. Where can I find the version number of the MFT? I assume it must be the newest because of the recent build date.
     
  6. vig1116

    vig1116 Active Member

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    same here, since upgrading from 2.4 to 2.8, nothing more than SLOW response and occasional weirdness. Like yesterday i noticed my nav was muted (not by me) and i had no sound from anything (radio, nav, voice command), but after a restart it came back.......
     
  7. BethesdaEC

    BethesdaEC Active Member

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    I had a weird thing happen on Saturday, the rotary volume control was not responding when I tried to turn up the volume, I hit the volume on the steering wheel and then the rotary volume worked again.
     
  8. jrmexplorer

    jrmexplorer Well-Known Member

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    most likely you have 2.8

    You can find out at syncmyride.com
     
  9. jrmexplorer

    jrmexplorer Well-Known Member

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    Personally, my Sync issues are extremely minor and I voted minor but I was close to voting "none".

    I like it a lot.

    Found an address this weekend by voice and it worked fantastic.
     
  10. vfral1

    vfral1 Active Member

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    If we get enough responses, we might be able to zero in on what setup works/doesn't. (nav/no nav, etc.)
     
  11. GWA1

    GWA1 Active Member

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    I had same problem with radio with 2.7. updated to 2.8 no problems.
     
  12. BethesdaEC

    BethesdaEC Active Member

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    I have 2.8, there is a ghost in the machine.
     
  13. vfral1

    vfral1 Active Member

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    For those of us who said "major"; please post your system and usage...

    Model :LTD, Factory NAV
    Approximate build date: April 2011
    Paired phone?: Blackberry Pearl
    Accessory use?(Ipod, MP3): None
    Approximate Miles at system crash: 2000
     
  14. GWA1

    GWA1 Active Member

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    bump
     
  15. vfral1

    vfral1 Active Member

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    Okay, how bout something easier...if you've had major problems, do you have factory NAV?

    Seems like my MFT works better when I don't have a destination entered, so maybe it's a lack of memory?
     
  16. calabrese94

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    I think it the system slow down because it has to read the menory card for the map maybe if everything was on one hard drive like nissan ot would run smoother
     
  17. vfral1

    vfral1 Active Member

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    bump for new members to vote...
     
  18. Globewalker

    Globewalker New Member

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    For your survey
    Mine was a Limited w/ NAV and latest software (2.8) and Firmware (per Ford dealer). Black screened on way home from dealer as soon as I picked it up.

    Had not really tried to use NAV much yet or radio much
    No USB or Ipod connected.
    Sync'ed my BlackBerry to it w/ maybe 100 contacts.
    Stopped somewhere.. all was working fine.
    Went out to start it and NAV blackscreened.
    Ford's fix was to reboot w/ battery cable.

    Returned vehicle next day and negated deal since there was no real fix, so have no other history on it.

    Did have other funky glitches with it in the day.5 I owned it... but not enough experience with it to comment on if its a defect. What little I used the NAV, I found it cumbersome.. but I have no experience with NAVs..
     
  19. ForensicSleuth

    ForensicSleuth New Member

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    Constant Major Problems MFT-SYNCH

    For your survey:

    2011 Limited Explorer with NAV

    Into dealer 2X for updates--now 2.8

    Constate reboots and shutdowns--especially when using the phone(s). Use both DroidX and Iphone 4.

    Screen goes black, after 5-10 minutes SYNCH screen appears and states "Updating System". Another 5 minutes or so, screens appear.

    Problems reading SD card (must remove and reinsert to solve) Could this be reason for constant problems?

    Backup camera not always working

    Entire system very slow
     
  20. FordIVTteam

    FordIVTteam Official Ford Rep

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    Hi ForensicSlueth!

    What did your dealership do when you took it in, just the software updates?

    Rebecca
     
  21. chimoman

    chimoman B

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    NO PROBLEMS. WORKS GREAT. FAST FAST FAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Version 2.11
    Limited with NAV. NAV works great. Voice commands work awesome. LOVE MY EXPLORER.
     

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