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Does Value Charge work for you?

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#1 OFFLINE   chuck.stein@baymoon.com

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Posted 01 February 2017 - 11:47 AM

I've had ongoing issues with Value Charge since Leasing a 2016 CMAX Energi in May, 2016.  Sometimes the 'Charge Now' button is disabled then we cannot reprogram the 'Value Charge' in the vehicle.  Then the date gets fixed on one day and won't change and there is no way to change that.  It's been in the shop 8 times, multiple boards replaced, reset, etc.  Ford just called us to say it is a lemon and they will refund or replace.  Besides the lousy turning radius and this software problem I lean towards replace.  However I don't really know if this software works for anyone else.  Does it work for you, can you edit and use 'Value Charge', use 'Charge Now' sometimes and 'Value Charge' keeps working?

 

Thanks, your experience will help me decide.









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#2 OFFLINE   stolenmoment

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Posted 01 February 2017 - 01:12 PM

Value Charge has been busted by the 4G modem upgrade.  It worked great before that.  You can input a default profile on the dash, but you have to remember to click on "Now" or "Value".  Profiles do not get synced from Ford's server to the car, so location-dependent profiles don't work.



#3 OFFLINE   chuck.stein@baymoon.com

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Posted 01 February 2017 - 02:08 PM

I am not using profiles, or just using the default profile.  I am only programming it in the car, not using a phone app.



#4 OFFLINE   stolenmoment

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Posted 01 February 2017 - 02:24 PM

Programming in the car works fine, but it's not location-sensitive.



#5 OFFLINE   MaxLB

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 05:11 AM

I use it every day and it works fine for me; value charge at home, charge now everywhere else I plug in.  That happens automatically based on location as programmed, I don't have to do anything each time.


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#6 OFFLINE   campngolf

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 09:47 PM

Value Charge settings have not been working properly for me since my modem was replaced back in Feb. I have been able to change from Now to Value via the dash but the app hasn't worked properly. Not a really big deal but tonight when I plugged in at home (around 10pm) it defaulted to Now and I' not't able to switch to value via the dash or app.

 

With the summer electric rates starting soon, I really want to be able to use Value at home. Guess I'll have to check with Ford. Any tips or tricks from the experts out there?

 

Thanks,

 

Camp



#7 OFFLINE   bdginmo

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 09:38 AM

Value charging profiles do not work for me. The default profile can be toggled between now and value and that works fine. I just can't create and sync custom profiles.



#8 OFFLINE   manddarran

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 05:53 AM

They are not working for me either since the upgrade.



#9 OFFLINE   cwstnsko

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 07:29 AM

As of recent updates to MFM, all my value charging is working well and no longer exhibits any of the quirks that I started seeing after the modem upgrade.  If you haven't tried recently, you might be pleasantly surprised that things have started working reliably again :-)


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#10 OFFLINE   bdginmo

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 07:32 AM

I'll give it another shot then when I get time. I'll try to remember to report back if it works or not. There are lot of threads discussing the same thing so I'm not sure I'll find my way back :)










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