Just another thought.
I did have a problem. a serious problem but that was a design fault which was not accepted as such.
As you are aware the B-MAX design was approved in the EU and as such a left hand drive model was tested and approved.
Approval was also given for the same design to be used in the UK and it appears to be fine until you get freezing fog and rain on a motorway.
This happened to me on a journey from Blackpool to Chester which had to be abandoned because of bad weather and I have to leave the motorway area traveling West instead.
What happened? Well, at 65 to 70 mph in the centre lane of a 3 or four lane motorway in rain with the windscreen wiper working the wipers suddenly stopped clearing the screen! Why, because down the right hand side of the screen was a suddenly formed band of ice some 1 cm thick and 5 cm wide. The blade was jumping over this, picking up bits of ice and holding parts of the blade off the screen. The blade was banging down onto the screen and bouncing as they came off the ice.
The water on the screen was filthy from lorry crap being thrown up and it became very dangerous. What did I do, first turn on the screen heater and attempt to make my way into a safe place the remove the ice which meant leaving the motorway as soon as possible as traffic was nose to tail in all lanes.
The ice built up in a few seconds without warning due to the unusual sudden arctic cold, so it could not be anticipated as was suggested by Ford.
I had great difficulty in removing the ice which was firmly stuck to the screen and surrounding rubber.
Take a look at the sweep of the wiper blade when sitting in the passenger seat and compare it with that from the drivers seat. It is/was obvious that the left hand blade cleared the screen almost up to the rubber down the side. Not so on the (our) driver side. Fine for left hand drive and 'adequate' for the UK?
The dealers acknowledge the problem and tried in vain to help by adjusting the blade on its pivot. The uncleared area added to the blind spot width of the pillar.
I wonder if this has been remedied?
I doubt it as it would mean a total re-design of the equipment positions under the bonnet to allow the pivot to be moved a few cm to the right seen from the driver. But, I can hope.
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