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Hi I am new to the club had my b- max three years,no problems till this winter.Then the car won't start changed the battery no good so I decided to put my foot on the brake and clutch pushed and held the start button it started can anyone help me on this problem.
 

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So how have you started it for the last three years ?

Although it shouldn't need the brake and clutch both pushed should it ? usually just the brake.
All cars have this feature now, for safety, Not a problem with most autos, as they have to be in Park to start,


I know when I had a courtesy car a few years ago at a Honda dealers, I had to get someone to show me how to start it :)
 

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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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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
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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.
 

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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.
 
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