September 30, 2011, 4:24 am
Update to above posting - 30th September 2011.
The car now has 3500 miles on the clock. Fuel consumption has improved from a miserable 35mpg to a better figure of 40mpg (average), but still nowhere near the 46mpg of my old 2.0TDCi MK3.
Flat spot hasn't improved. Car will be booked into Ford to sort out.
Engine revs increase on their own when changing from 1st to 2nd gear. Sometimes up to 4000rpm. Embarrassing in town driving! It doesn't happen in any other gear. A friend with a 2.0TDCi S Max has a similar problem.
Reversing sensors now playing up. Erratic beeping when reversing when nothing anywhere near. Sensor still works when parking though, so suspect one of the sensors dodgy.
I prefer the dashboard display to show average mpg. This keeps changing back to instant mpg for no reason, and is annoying. (it was ok until about 1500 miles ago).
Occasionally, ABS failure light illuminates. Goes off if the engine is restarted.
A list of faults which I hope to have sorted soon. I haven't had it looked at yet because of other committments (don't want to lose the car because my son is off to Uni).
Any comments on the above? It would be good to be able to answer back to the likely 'no one else has complained' etc.....