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#31 Parkesie

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Posted 15 December 2010 - 01:26 PM

Touch wood our alloys are still round the tyres are noisy toss though i must agree.

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Posted 15 December 2010 - 04:56 PM

Make that another 4 on my 2009 fiesta ford

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Posted 17 December 2010 - 09:24 PM

It would be helpful if members with the buckling wheel problem, where to list the type and size of the alloys and also the type of tyre fitted.

The more information in the public domain, the better.



The tyre brand on my titanium is Hankook (16 multispoke alloy wheels)

My car is used as a driving instruction car and most learners are not good at missing potholes but so far I have not had any problems with bent or damaged alloys. I will say the tyres also seem to help protect the alloys from kerb damage.

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Posted 17 December 2010 - 10:26 PM

My car just had its first service and the 16 wheels are all ok.

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Posted 17 December 2010 - 10:29 PM

16 wheels? wow, that must be expensive when you need new tyres!

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 11:07 AM

Make that 5 now just come back from tyre fitter with yet another Buckled Alloy




How about we collect all our alloys and go dump them on the door step of Fords Office in Brentwood see if they listen then



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Posted 18 December 2010 - 12:36 PM

To all the people with buckled wheels, can you tell just from looking at them or the way the car handles? Or does it normally come as a nasty surprise when the car is at a garage for something and they tell you? Mine seem to be fine so far (visually and no vibrations), just wondering if there's a chance they're not and I'm simply unaware! Cheers

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 01:07 PM

To all the people with buckled wheels, can you tell just from looking at them or the way the car handles? Or does it normally come as a nasty surprise when the car is at a garage for something and they tell you? Mine seem to be fine so far (visually and no vibrations), just wondering if there's a chance they're not and I'm simply unaware! Cheers


Uneven wear,Bald spots,Vibrations i had all these symptoms

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 02:07 PM

I have a set of four titanium 16" multi-spoke alloys on done 200 miles with continental tyres on looking for 450 if anyone is interested.

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 04:04 PM

To all the people with buckled wheels, can you tell just from looking at them or the way the car handles? Or does it normally come as a nasty surprise when the car is at a garage for something and they tell you? Mine seem to be fine so far (visually and no vibrations), just wondering if there's a chance they're not and I'm simply unaware! Cheers


My car pulls to the left regardless of the camber of the road, that was why I took it in and found out both front wheels were buckled...inside of the front tyres were worn too.

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 12:08 PM

We've given up with ours and purchased some 15" alloys from Halfords to replace them. We replaced 2 buckled alloys at our own expense and when the 3rd one went (inside a year) and no help from Ford, enough was enough!!

Our Fiesta is a 1.6Tdci Titanium and we had the 16" 7 spoke alloys so the problem with Fiesta alloys seems to affect all the 17" and 16" standard fit wheels.

The dealerships claim that no-one else is having a problem with them and Ford Cust Service? claim the same.

I think it's disgraceful that they can just fob you off when you've purchased a brand new car a year before and expect you to keep coming back spending 200 each time a wheel decides to buckle itself. Surely these wheels aren't fit for purpose?

Ford Motor Company should be embarrased into dealing with this problem.

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 10:50 PM

Never noticed them buckled, but;
In month 1, hit pot hole, bent wheel, bought new wheel.
In month 17 changed the 16" to 17"
In month 25, blow out, bent wheel, put 16s back on as I'm getting rid of car!

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 09:54 PM

I am running the 17" "Streetpack" alloys and 2 have buckled. The vibration through the steering wheel at motorway speeds was bordering on dangerous. I replaced the first wheel that buckled (160). I thought that was maybe a one off but recently a second alloy has buckled. I got it balanced and put it on the rear but now the vibration at motorway speed passes through the whole vehicle structure, producing an uncomfortable "buffeting" sound. Im not happy as I payed 400 for the optional "Streetpack" and now I have to shell out an extra 160 for each alloy which buckles. I have also been very careful with potholes etc etc


Hmm... New here (as you can see) but just (today) purchased a 1.4 Titanium with the 15-spoke alloys on it. During the test drive I mentioned to the sales girl about a shudder at 60mph felt through the steering wheel. In my list of 'fix-its' I have asked the dealer to fix this before I take over the car. Wonder if the shudder is actually an alloy wheel problem? What else should I ask the dealer to check to ensure I don't take ownership of a car with dodgy alloys?

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 08:11 PM

It's funny, but apart from this thread, and the 'Don't buy a Fiesta' thread, what other stories do we have regarding failed alloys? Looking on the Internet in general it does not seem as apparent as this thread seems to suggest. Perhaps if we gather some stats and present them we will have more of a case. As I am so new here I don't yet know the full power of this forum, but I may try to set up a poll regarding model, size of wheel, number of failures just to see.

As an example, I've collated info from two threads in two forums. This one (FOC) and Ford-Forum.net (FFN) They're on my system as an excel sheet, but I attach here a picture of the sheet. Happy to collate more if people PM me with their details (all details held private)

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Is it worth pursuing? Has everyone now gone quiet? :blink:

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 11:28 PM

Yeah sounds like a good idea as it is such a common problem. The Ford dealer I bought the car from told me they wouldn't replace the alloy under warranty and it was normal for it to buckle. I think they should replace them as it seems like we have been given poor quality wheels.

My tyres were Pirelli PZero 205/40R17 and it is a 2008 model.

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