Jump to content


Show
Photo
* * * * * 1 votes

Buckled 16" Alloys!!!


  • Please log in to reply
65 replies to this topic

Poll: Have you had buckled alloys on the titanium 16 inch alloys? (44 member(s) have cast votes)

Have you had buckled alloys on the titanium 16 inch alloys?

  1. Yes (14 votes [26.42%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 26.42%

  2. No (20 votes [37.74%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 37.74%

  3. 1 (6 votes [11.32%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 11.32%

  4. 2 (9 votes [16.98%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 16.98%

  5. 3 (3 votes [5.66%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.66%

  6. 4 (1 votes [1.89%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.89%

Vote Guests cannot vote

#1 Charlotte Dale

Charlotte Dale

    Member

  • New Member
  • PipPip
  • 12 posts
  • Ford Model: Fiesta Mk7 Zetec
  • Location: London

Posted 04 April 2011 - 08:21 PM

Hello Everyone..

After owning my ford fiesta zetec with titanium 16" alloy wheels, I have had two buckled front passenger wheels in the space of 2 months, which they are blaming on poor road conditions. I can understand one buckeed wheel due to road conditions, but not two in the space of 2 months..

Has anyone else had a bad experience with these particular alloys, if so how are ford dealing with it? Are they under warranty?


Thankss

Charlotte


Have something to contribute?

Sign in or register to start a topic...

Sign up to FOC Premium Membership To Remove These Ads

#2 DanGull

DanGull

    Area Rep: Midlands (Despite owning a Seat)

  • FOC Supporters
  • 2,229 posts
  • Ford Model: Formerly a Mk7 Fiesta Titanium 1.6 TiVCT now a Seat Leon FR+ 2.0TDI 170
  • Year: 2014
  • Location:
Contributor

Posted 04 April 2011 - 09:20 PM

Topic re-homed in the Fiesta area - you're more likely to get the responses you want in there. Also - most FOC users tend to use the new posts button, so duplicating topics isn't necessary.

Welcome to FOC :)

#3 Ryan9684

Ryan9684

    Feet Under The Table

  • New Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 256 posts
  • Ford Model: Fiesta Zetec S Mk7

Posted 04 April 2011 - 09:50 PM

if you can understand one why cant you understand two?

#4 Charlotte Dale

Charlotte Dale

    Member

  • New Member
  • PipPip
  • 12 posts
  • Ford Model: Fiesta Mk7 Zetec
  • Location: London

Posted 04 April 2011 - 10:43 PM

One buckled wheel You could just be unlucky to get.. Two.. The wheel is obviously not fit for purpose expecially as it has just been replaced one month before.

#5 Ryan9684

Ryan9684

    Feet Under The Table

  • New Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 256 posts
  • Ford Model: Fiesta Zetec S Mk7

Posted 04 April 2011 - 11:26 PM

if you drive on the same dodgy road and hit the same pothole i can see how you would get 2 buckled wheels tbh

#6 Jedilard

Jedilard

    Settling In Well

  • New Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 91 posts
  • Ford Model: Fiesta Zetec S
  • Location:
Contributor

Posted 05 April 2011 - 06:18 AM

If you know the pot hole that did it then take a picture of it and send that along with you invoice to the local council. They pay out millions each year in compensation.

#7 Charlotte Dale

Charlotte Dale

    Member

  • New Member
  • PipPip
  • 12 posts
  • Ford Model: Fiesta Mk7 Zetec
  • Location: London

Posted 05 April 2011 - 07:23 AM

I dont drive my car often as always in the city on trains and when i do drive its on a motorway. I havent hit any potholes, hence me saying its not on. I only want to know if others have experienced the same and if ford are giving the same old story.

#8 Charlotte Dale

Charlotte Dale

    Member

  • New Member
  • PipPip
  • 12 posts
  • Ford Model: Fiesta Mk7 Zetec
  • Location: London

Posted 05 April 2011 - 07:23 AM

I dont drive my car often as always in the city on trains and when i do drive its on a motorway. I havent hit any potholes, hence me saying its not on. I only want to know if others have experienced the same and if ford are giving the same old story.

#9 mikester

mikester

    Drive it like a Granny

  • True Ford Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 660 posts
  • Ford Model: Fiesta Zetec S TDCi
  • Location:

Posted 05 April 2011 - 02:27 PM

That would mean you were given dodgy items from ford, so the quality of the wheel isn't in question, the integrity of your dealer is though.

#10 AndrewL

AndrewL

    Local Rep: Warwickshire

  • New Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 867 posts
  • Ford Model: Mk7 Fiesta 1.6 Ti-VCT Titanium

Posted 05 April 2011 - 04:54 PM

Ford released this recently... sounds to me like they're trying to defend themselves.

BRENTWOOD, Essex, Mar 25, 2011 – Despite government confirmation of extra funding to fix Britain’s roads, Ford will continue to ensure the toughness and durability of the suspension systems on all its cars and vans – without sacrificing the rewarding driving experience that defines Ford vehicles.

The recent announcement by Chancellor, George Osborne, means an extra £100 million will be placed in to the UK’s ‘pothole fund’ – raising the Department for Transport’s pothole fixing expenditure to £200 million.

Testing and development processes for chassis and suspension systems carried out by Ford engineers at Dunton Technical Centre – one of Europe’s largest automotive R&D centres – and Lommel Proving Ground, Belgium mean that Ford vehicles are designed to cope with the most demanding road surfaces. Tests include running real-world road simulations, high-tech data acquisition and thousands of miles of surface testing.

Ford’s Lommel Proving Ground in Belgium has been subjecting new Ford vehicles to a variety of highly demanding road surfaces for four decades, and features some 50 miles of test track including many miles designed to put suspension systems to the most severe test. The Lommel Proving Ground features exact copies of real life road surfaces from around the world including Lower Dunton Road – an inch-by-inch recreation of a typically challenging UK road surface that was located near the Ford Dunton Technical Centre, Essex.

Simon Mooney, test engineer, Dunton Technical Centre, said: “The challenge for the suspension system comes when it exits the pothole – it can be like hitting a kerbstone. We test all the wheel and tyre sizes that are fitted to the production cars so we know they can cope.”

Ford use high-tech equipment to record the load and strain placed upon suspension components. This equipment is fitted to so-called “Road Load Data Acquisition” vehicles costing up to £250,000 per corner, and combines with the sophisticated data recording and processing equipment inside the car to make such vehicles worth more than £1.5 million.

Mooney continued: “We use specially instrumented wheels on the car which measure the load in three directions. On some vehicles there are various sensors totalling some 200 extra channels through which to get the data.”

Before vehicles reach the real-word testing stage, Ford engineers can use virtual testing facilities based in Dunton, Essex, to begin ensuring suspension systems will cope with the strains placed on them by road surfaces around the world.

With this initial suspension development taking place even before the first vehicle prototypes are produced, Ford production vehicles are among the best equipped to cope with poor road surfaces, which benefits Ford customers no matter where they drive.


http://www.gmotors.c...ights-potholes/

#11 mark t

mark t

    Local Rep: Yorkshire

  • True Ford Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 552 posts
  • Name: Mark
  • Ford Model: Fiesta ST3 1.6L EcoBoost SCTi
  • Year: 2014
  • Location: Yorkshire

Posted 05 April 2011 - 05:46 PM

one mighty pothole in the first month, wouldn't say buckled, I'd call it bent! never had one before, ever, and all 4 cars went down that road, 3 on alloys, this one has, but more careful, know roughly where it was!

#12 Chris Ecc

Chris Ecc

    Feet Under The Table

  • New Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 412 posts
  • Name: Chris
  • Ford Model: Fiesta Zetec S 1.6
  • Year: 2009
  • Location: Wales

Posted 05 April 2011 - 06:44 PM

I know lots have had problems with 17's but not the 16's; mine havn't buckled in the year and six months I've had my car *touch wood* Although I have lost a chunk out of one of my alloys

#13 Charlotte Dale

Charlotte Dale

    Member

  • New Member
  • PipPip
  • 12 posts
  • Ford Model: Fiesta Mk7 Zetec
  • Location: London

Posted 05 April 2011 - 10:28 PM

You need to send emails to watchdog if uve had this problem. Ive been told they didnt get enough ppl to report it to them so coudnt start a case. That statement you posted clearly shows there wheels arent strong enough for their use!!! Thanks for the info!!!!

#14 Mk7_Rbj

Mk7_Rbj

    Feet Under The Table

  • New Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 185 posts
  • Name: Robert
  • Ford Model: Fiesta Mk7 1.4tdci Titanium
  • Year: 2012
  • Location: West Midlands

Posted 05 April 2011 - 10:30 PM

buckled 15"!!!!!

#15 sussex

sussex

    Too much time on the boards

  • New Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 563 posts
  • Ford Model: Was - 1.4 Zetec / Now - 1.6 ZS
  • Location: Sussex

Posted 05 April 2011 - 10:36 PM

I have done over 35,000 miles on 17" alloys over 2 MK7 fiestas, not one buckled alloy and the roads round here arent great, i live in a rural area and have hit many pot holes.

Have something to contribute?

Sign in or register to start a topic...


Not what you're looking for?

Register now, we have a huge community of enthusiasts to answer any questions you might have



0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users