Yesterday I was driving on the motorway and heard the sound of something under the car rattling for a few seconds. I'm pretty sure I didn't run over anything so I pulled over and checked under the car. One of the bolts had come off the large metal (or plastic?) cover under the car. It seemed secure enough so I carried on driving. There was a strange noise for a while like the sound of metal under stress but it only lasted a short while and I've had this before (not too good I know).
Today I rang a Ford Dealer to see if they could check it out - he said there's nothing they can do till the New Year.
He said that it should be fine with just one bolt missing as it should still be secure but he also said, surprisingly to me, that a lot of people remove the panel altogether if/when they have any problems with it - he said it's only there for sound proofing.
Can anyone verify this??
BTW my car is a 1.8 TDCi 55 plate.