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:) That will be a useful video for me. I still use my cell as a phone so I am a bit behind the times.

Did you see any videos that show the Mach brake coach? I wonder if it works like Ford's other electric vehicles or if it has been updated. I still use mine even after 44k miles...
I "discovered" all the videos by visually skimming all the owner's manual pages for hyperlinks... I only found 20. Nothing on brake coach so far.

I updated all of the links here:
https://www.macheforum.com/site/thr...al-videos-and-manuals-for-mach-e-owners.1660/
 

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All:

First, thanks to the member who provided the manuals. Looks like a very complicated vehicle to me.

I have two initial thoughts:

1. It is going to take some learning and familiarization to drive a Mach e. I never hesitated to "turn over the keys" of my trusty Ford Tempo to another person when needed. With the MME, it may not be safe or appropriate just let someone "get in and drive".

2. I must force myself to concentrate on being in control and not play around with controls/features while I am driving. I would really hate to see anyone have an accident caused by distracted driving.

Finally:

There is at least one error - p.264 in the Owner's Manual:

DRIVING THROUGH SHALLOW WATER WARNING:

Do not attempt to cross a deep or flowing body of water. Failure to follow this instruction could result in the loss of control of your vehicle, personal injury or death. Note: Driving through standing water can cause vehicle damage. Note: Engine damage can occur if water enters the air filter.

Obviously, a Mach e has no engine air filter.

So, it is possible that this is not the final version of the Owner's manual. Remember that there could be other errors as well. Keep an eye out for a later revised document.
Its definitely more featured vehicle.

I dont think I will have an issue have others drive the Mach E as long they follow my instructions to just use basic controls to drive the vehicle.

Unless they are regular drivers of the vehicle, they should not be messing with settings like 1-pedal driving unless I am around and showing off the features.
 

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Its definitely more featured vehicle.

I dont think I will have an issue have others drive the Mach E as long they follow my instructions to just use basic controls to drive the vehicle.

Unless they are regular drivers of the vehicle, they should not be messing with settings like 1-pedal driving unless I am around and showing off the features.
This is a good point. Perhaps the best bet is to have a spare fob tied to a "guest" profile. You can set that profile to "beginners" of "ICE-like" mode with things like one-pedal-driving off and starting in Whisper mode. I'm sure there are others we can think of. That way if we loan it to someone, they start out slow and the car starts out behaving like they would expect a car to act.
 

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This is a good point. Perhaps the best bet is to have a spare fob tied to a "guest" profile. You can set that profile to "beginners" of "ICE-like" mode with things like one-pedal-driving off and starting in Whisper mode. I'm sure there are others we can think of. That way if we loan it to someone, they start out slow and the car starts out behaving like they would expect a car to act.
Yep. This is not what I'd want to see from my guest driver:

 

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This is a good point. Perhaps the best bet is to have a spare fob tied to a "guest" profile. You can set that profile to "beginners" of "ICE-like" mode with things like one-pedal-driving off and starting in Whisper mode. I'm sure there are others we can think of. That way if we loan it to someone, they start out slow and the car starts out behaving like they would expect a car to act.
Hey, good thinking.

I think that two features could be beneficial.

1. Use the screen to present a little tutorial lesson focusing on "before you drive".
2. Provide an "easy mode" uncluttered driver interface presenting the features needed to support basic driving.
 

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Reading the supplemental manual - it says not to install now chains or snow cables on the 225/55R19 tires - this standard on AWD /FE. Typically I only need chow chains when driving in winter to say Tahoe area. Chains are required (if I interpret the rules correctly) even on AWD drive vehicles unless they have snow tires or mechanical 4 WD.

Any thoughts on this ? what would be the other options other than just drive without chains or switch to snow tires which is not feasible when driving non snow areas.

To add - my CRV is AWD but was pulled over once for not having chains and told to get chains. I was let off though after being told just try to drive slowly and get chains when you can.
 

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Hey, good thinking.

I think that two features could be beneficial.

1. Use the screen to present a little tutorial lesson focusing on "before you drive".
2. Provide an "easy mode" uncluttered driver interface presenting the features needed to support basic driving.
Outside of Ford providing the easy mode and the intro tutorial , using a dedicated fob for guest drivers with profile specific disablement of confusing features seems short term answer
 

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Reading the supplemental manual - it says not to install now chains or snow cables on the 225/55R19 tires - this standard on AWD /FE. Typically I only need chow chains when driving in winter to say Tahoe area. Chains are required (if I interpret the rules correctly) even on AWD drive vehicles unless they have snow tires or mechanical 4 WD.

Any thoughts on this ? what would be the other options other than just drive without chains or switch to snow tires which is not feasible when driving non snow areas.

To add - my CRV is AWD but was pulled over once for not having chains and told to get chains. I was let off though after being told just try to drive slowly and get chains when you can.
chain requirements do vary and it depends on the classification of severity of snow. Most times you just have to have them on hand but if it’s dumping you need to have them on.
 

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chain requirements do vary and it depends on the classification of severity of snow. Most times you just have to have them on hand but if it’s dumping you need to have them on.
I get that but what are the options if the user manual says no chains on standard tires offered on Mach E Premium AWD /FE
 

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I agree with most of this, especially the distracted driving concerns. I don't think it will be hard for an experienced driver to switchover to this vehicle, though.

The rotary dial for PRNDL selection is the most intimidating new thing for me. But I test drove an Explorer with it a few months back and that eased my concern. It it quite natural to use even though it looks so different.



There will likely be several revisions. That's normal for all new vehicles, even smaller mid-cycle refreshes will have multiple manual updates to address errors.

I plan to recheck periodically.
Hey good on the rotary dial for PRNDL selection. Kind of reminds me of the old "push button" Chrysler model cars. Easy to use. Ever drive a Model T Ford? Three pedals on the floor and none of them are the accelerator. Once a Model T gets moving, the two forward gears are selected by the pedal on the left. So simple that every farm kid could drive a "T".
 



 









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