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Old 18-07-2019, 10:19 PM   #1
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Default Car wouldn't move in drive.

Hoping someone can offer some suggestions. Got home before, slowed down to turn into my driveway, partly stopped as gutter rough, then went to drive in and car wouldn't move. Had to take it out of drive, put into park,then into drive again before it would move. No lights flashing on instrument panel. Car is an Ecosport Trend.
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Old 18-07-2019, 10:59 PM   #2
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Default Re: Car wouldn't move in drive.

If itís a stop-start model, you might have an ageing battery at the root of this issue.

There would likely be a stored fault code from when it was unable to act on your control input, even without warning lights displayed.
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Old 18-07-2019, 11:03 PM   #3
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Default Re: Car wouldn't move in drive.

Only bought the car brand new end of Jan last year. Surely it wouldn't be the battery.
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Old 18-07-2019, 11:19 PM   #4
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Probably not, then.

Being under warranty, youíre able to lean on the dealer to plug it into their diagnostic tools.
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Old 18-07-2019, 11:20 PM   #5
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Default Re: Car wouldn't move in drive.

You have a 1.5 year old FoMoCo battery? My Falcon needed a new one at 2.5yo. It showed "low battery" on the ICC since the day I bought it. Not suggesting it's the problem here, but I'm sure people know Ford are not known for quality batteries in their new cars.

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Old 19-07-2019, 01:51 AM   #6
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Default Re: Car wouldn't move in drive.

Just a thought, is the transmission a power-shi(f)t?

What exactly happened when you tried to drive? Was engine off? (stop-start)
Or did it just rev, or did it struggle (like it was stuck in top-gear)?
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Old 19-07-2019, 08:55 AM   #7
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Type of car would assist us trying to help you so we can understand what we are talking about here?
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Old 19-07-2019, 01:38 PM   #8
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Type of car would assist us trying to help you so we can understand what we are talking about here?
Ford Ecosport Trend...as mentioned by OP.
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Old 19-07-2019, 01:55 PM   #9
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Default Re: Car wouldn't move in drive.

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Hoping someone can offer some suggestions. Got home before, slowed down to turn into my driveway, partly stopped as gutter rough, then went to drive in and car wouldn't move. Had to take it out of drive, put into park,then into drive again before it would move. No lights flashing on instrument panel. Car is an Ecosport Trend.
https://www.whichcar.com.au/news/for...els_newsletter

Check out this link, seems to be a common Powershift problem. If you want to read more here is a link to a 30 page report on powershift problems.

https://www.freep.com/in-depth/money...ct/1671198001/
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Default Re: Car wouldn't move in drive.

There was this post last year, was it resolved?
https://www.fordforums.com.au/showth...76#post6106976
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Ford Ecosport Trend...as mentioned by OP.
Ohh man how did I miss that!!!

Pending on what year, sounds like a possible TCM issue to me. DTC's associated with it should be logged. Otherwise an internal clutch fork or one of the actuators sticking.
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