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23rd March 2019 09:14
ghj Thank you, Gremlin, that is exactly what I did. I don't usually use the steering lock. I think my seat is not in it's usual position and with a thick coat on I must have caught the steering wheel as I got out.
22nd March 2019 21:59
Gremlin
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Originally Posted by ghj View Post
The reason the car wouldn't start was because the steering lock was locked on. Just need to know if it gets stuck again the best way of unlocking it.
usually, if a steering lock is sticking, just rocking the steering wheel as you try to release it should work.
edit to add...
and the usual reason it may stick, is turning the steering wheel after it has been parked, when the pawl engages with the column, but the tyres are still trying to spring the column back to where it was.
22nd March 2019 21:35
Hywel S Wales Thanks for letting us know , Steve.
22nd March 2019 19:57
steve19 Thanks for the replies took car in found out the cluch switch was the problem thanks.
22nd March 2019 11:28
ghj The reason the car wouldn't start was because the steering lock was locked on. Just need to know if it gets stuck again the best way of unlocking it.
22nd March 2019 10:15
ghj I bought my automatic B-max June 2018. Perfect car for a 15 reg. It was due it's MOT this coming April 2019 and service due in June 2019. On Wednesday I had it mot'd and serviced. On Thursday due to having been serviced I took it for a decent run. I stopped after about 50 miles and all was fine. When I came back to the car it wouldn't start. All the electrics were working but just wouldn't turn over. It did eventually. No idea why this should happen.

Reading other posts might be loose battery connection.
12th March 2019 18:42
number6
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Clutch only. My other half can't start our Bmax at times because she doesn't depress the clutch pedal far enough down; there is a switch behind the clutch pedal mech.
Been driving auto too long
12th March 2019 18:19
pegleg Clutch only. My other half can't start our Bmax at times because she doesn't depress the clutch pedal far enough down; there is a switch behind the clutch pedal mech.
12th March 2019 12:42
number6
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Originally Posted by steve19 View Post
when I first had the car it was clutch only then tap the start button now clutch and brake then hold start button and today won't start at all new battery fitted two days ago.
It would usually require the brake pedal to be pressed. Most electrical 'failures' on a Bmax are the result of low battery power. The management system will shut down 'high draw' functions when charge is low. However, I have never known it to affect starting, other than totally flat battery.
Was the battery fitted at a Main dealer or Ford specialist? If not, the disconnection may have been done in such a way that some software has been corrupted. You might need a software refresh/update.
12th March 2019 10:22
steve19 when I first had the car it was clutch only then tap the start button now clutch and brake then hold start button and today won't start at all new battery fitted two days ago.
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