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MrsMcBee

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  • Ford Model
    Fiesta Titanium 1.6 Ti-VCT
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Hampshire
  1. Yep - by 2 months :( Time to get rid.
  2. UPDATE Steering lock failure - £410 to replace!
  3. Thanks Preee, I knew there was something about the key but couldn't find it in the manual. Had it towed to the Ford dealer this morning but they can't look at it until Wednesday. God knows how much it's going to cost - £60 just for a diagnostic and another £50 for the tow so far. I'll post what the issue was once I know. Thanks all.
  4. Yes it has, the factory fitted one. Basically, it does nothing when you press the start button. Radio works, lights work etc but it doesn't start the engine at all. The odd thing is, 5 minutes before it was fine. It was just when we tried to start it to head off for Xmas dinner! Doh! just read that again - I don't think it was flashing but I'll let you know. UPDATE - no flashing. Although my thoughts are it is immobilised somehow!
  5. No, it's just out of warranty (October). There is an emergency key inside the fob but it's only to open the doors. There is no ignition barrel to fit a key in that I can see.
  6. I am hoping someone can help or point me in the right direction please? 59 plate Fiesta Titanium won't start. It's keyless ignition and it unlocks, stereo works but ignition button won't start the car. It flashed up a message once, power steering failure but it had just been driven with no issues then when we went to start it 5 minutes later, it refused to do anything. It's stuck in a parking bay with the steering lock on so we can't move it but we have to get it moved somehow or parking tickets daily! Fuses have been checked and all seem ok. Ford can't even look at it until next Wednesday! Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated.
  7. Can anyone advise please? I have this buzzing from the dashboard which has happened after hubby pulled the fuse for the ESP to get the car back to our house in the icy conditions. All he did was pull out the fuse, drive it back round the corner and then put the fuse back in and now there is this loud buzzing noise. He couldn't stop the engine when the fuse was out so stalled it and then put the fuse back in. Everything seems to be ok except for the buzzing? Incidentally, I rang my local Ford dealer to ask about having an off switch fitted for the traction control - their response was I am the only person ever to have asked! I told them to check the internet as it is a known problem that the Fiesta Titanium is absolutely useless in snow or ice!
  8. Can anyone advise please? I have this buzzing from the dashboard which has happened after hubby pulled the fuse for the ESP to get the car back to our house in the icy conditions. All he did was pull out the fuse, drive it back round the corner and then put the fuse back in and now there is this loud buzzing noise. He couldn't stop the engine when the fuse was out so stalled it and then put the fuse back in. Everything seems to be ok except for the buzzing? Incidentally, I rang my local Ford dealer to ask about having an off switch fitted for the traction control - their response was I am the only person ever to have asked! I told them to check the internet as it is a known problem that the Fiesta Titanium is absolutely useless in snow or ice!
  9. Strangely enough, I park alongside the other half's Ka so the driver's side is sheltered by his car (which in turn is sheltered by an 8ft wall). That's why I thought it odd because if it had been the passenger side, which is exposed, then I would have understood it but all other locks are fine, just the driver door. Like S666LER says happened with his, I think the entire lock was frozen but it seems to happen every time there's a frost for me.
  10. Already tried that :) It's "keyless entry" so I'm not sure if that's anything to do with it. I just wondered if anyone else had the same problem. I will be booking it in with them though.
  11. Hi there, I am wondering if anyone is having or has had the same problem as I've been getting on frosty mornings? My driver's door unlocks but the handle doesn't recede and the door won't close. I have tried all the other doors (it's a 4 door) and they don't seem to have the problem. I have to put the air blower on full blast and wait about 10 minutes until I hear a clunk from inside the door then it's fine. I just thought it was a strange thing for only one door to suffer with it in a frost but surely this isn't right?
  12. My Titanium has been stuck on my drive for the last 8 days as it is useless in this weather. I sent a complaint to FMC about the lack of an off switch for the ESP but haven't had any response (not that I expect one but I thought I should point out they may want to consider adding this feature in future!). Hubby's 08 Ka Zetec fares much better and has managed it all! I was hoping I would be able to drive today but another 4 inches of snow overnight put paid to that!
  13. Oh dear. I read you also said you told your insurers that it wasn't anyone's fault. I think the best you can hope for is 50/50 which means you will only get half of whatever the claim is. At worst, they will treat it as "knock for knock" and you won't get anything. Being fully comp, he will get 100% of his whichever way they deal with it. To be able to claim from another driver, you need to prove the other driver was negligent. You may have blown that by stating it was no-one's fault. Good luck though!
  14. I said "up to 2000" not above :)
  15. Absolutely correct. It's causation and negligence. However, there could be an argument over contributory negligence on the other driver if witnesses say he was driving too fast for the conditions but in this case, it's not likely as she rolled back.