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Sound after sitting a while

Discussion in 'Stock 2020 Ford Explorer & Aviator' started by Tritonx100, August 18, 2019.

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  1. cpainter3

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    I don’t think they’re related. My Explorer is extremely talkative but I’ve never had a Deep Sleep notice. And my ST sometimes sits for days at a time. Chattering away all the while.
     
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  3. blwnsmoke

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    There is a known issue on the 2020's of repeated noise when the car is parked and you are outside the vehicle with the remote. I believe my dealer said that it was due to a solenoid that is resetting to the "home" position. They suspected there will be a software update for this issue. It was nothing to worry about, though.
     
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    The thing is some of these posts indicate there was no fob anywhere near the vehicle.

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    I may be incorrect about that, but I noticed it with the fob near a 2020 ST. The clicking sound is that solenoid that repeatedly resets.
     
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    Fob, no fob, doesn’t matter. Also more than just clicking - also whirring and grinding(ish). Not worried at this point. ST’s way of communicating, I’ve decided.
     
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    You could be correct about the solenoid though. I've noticed my Aviator makes many more noises than my previous 2017 Platinum when I open the door before starting it. Also shortly after I've parked it.

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    Here you go - direct from Ford:

    SSM 48197 - 2020 Explorer/Aviator - AWD - Clicking/Grinding Noise From Transfer Case When KeyFob Wake Up/Unlocks/Starts Vehicle

    Some 2020 Explorer/Aviator vehicles equipped with all wheel drive (AWD) may exhibit a noise during vehicle wake-up. This noise may be louder in the general area of the driver's seat. This noise may be due to the transfer case clutch actuator learning its ready position. The sound is a moving motor "zipper" sound and will happen 0-2 times, depending on how the learning process completes. The vehicle wake-up process does not happen on every vehicle engagement by the customer, only if enough time has passed for the modules to be in sleep mode. This is a characteristic noise of the learning process and no repairs should be attempted.
     
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    “Moving motor "zipper" sound” is about as descriptive as any. Thanks for posting. There are also some other sounds involved as well.
     

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