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Poll: Buckled wheels? (163 member(s) have cast votes)

Have you had buckled wheels and if so which type are they?

  1. 15 inch zetec STD wheels (9 votes [5.56%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.56%

  2. 16 inch titanium STD wheels (15 votes [9.26%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.26%

  3. 16 inch 7 spoke wheels (10 votes [6.17%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.17%

  4. Zetec s STD wheels. (4 votes [2.47%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.47%

  5. 17 inch sport pack alloys (26 votes [16.05%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 16.05%

  6. Other ford alloys (4 votes [2.47%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.47%

  7. No buckling issues with my ford alloys. (94 votes [58.02%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 58.02%

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#16 rojariggs

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 09:22 AM

Any car with a tyre profile of less than about 50 has more of a chance of getting a buckled wheel than a car with tyres with a larger side wall.

Because Fiestas (or any small car) need to retain a small overall wheel diameter it means that a Fiesta with 16" wheels will have a lower profile sidewall than a Mondeo with 16" wheels and in turn will have more chance of buckling a wheel than the Mondeo. While I'm not saying that there may or may not be an issue with a number of Fiesta wheels the lower profile necessary on smaller cars to retain the overall diameter probably has an effect here too.

For the record, in my car history, I have had a number of different makes and model with buckled wheels. In all but one case, I bought the car with the wheel already buckled. Some of the cars in question were:

BMW 3-series 18" wheels (40 profile)
Renault Laguna 17" wheels (45 profile)
Renault Laguna Megane 17" wheels (45 profile)
Volvo S60 17" wheels (45 profile)

BTW, I've owned nine Fords, seven of which had/have alloys and have never had a buckled wheels...

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#17 Jack7

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 01:08 AM

When i bought my zs i asked them to check the alloys & sure enough 2 were buckled, as i hadnt bought the car yet (luckily) evans halshaw paid to have 2 new alloys put on. Mine are the 17" street pack btw.

#18 Xulu

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 12:51 AM

I buckled my mk6 6Jx15" two days ago. Costly mistake.

#19 Narth

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 06:29 PM

Had my MOT the other day and got an advisory on "Rear (both inner beads) Road wheel with a slightly distorted bead rim" which is apparently due to crap wheels...
I'm on the 15" zetec wheels...

Big job getting them sorted?

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 07:05 PM

Mate of mine bucked an alloy on his new Focus (it's a Zetec - so 16"?). Seems all Fords have alloys made of cheese! :unsure:

#21 Jimmy1284

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 04:55 AM

The mrs hit a pot hole (not the biggest) in our mk7 titanium and has buckled the n/s front alloy. Not impressed at all!!!

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 04:54 PM

Had a couple of Titaniums now and the Mrs has buckled wheels on both driving over potholes! Luckily we've had them straightend out by a wheel specialist up the road - saving a fortune on replacing them. :)

Looking at the vote it should be interesting to see long how long it takes her to make the 17" street pack wheels on her zs egg shaped!! :rolleyes:

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 06:18 PM

Had 2003 and 2006 Focus Zetec's with no wheel problems, now had a 2009 Fiesta Zetec for three years without a wheel problem, but now getting nervous as I am getting a 2012 Fiesta Titanium next month and I have read lots of things on here about the wheels on them buckling 8o( I wonder if they have improved them yet?

#24 iNath

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 06:46 PM

I am getting a 2012 Fiesta Titanium next month and I have read lots of things on here about the wheels on them buckling 8o( I wonder if they have improved them yet?

New style Titanium alloys came out last year which (from what I've heard) are stronger/better design than the old ones.

#25 AspexDesign

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 07:03 PM

New style Titanium alloys came out last year which (from what I've heard) are stronger/better design than the old ones.


Thanks for that, was really excited about getting the Titanium until I came on here and read all the complaints, but feeling better now!

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 06:56 PM

Hi all, we have a 2010 Fiesta Titanium 1.6TDCi with 16" 7-spoke Alloys. It had its 2nd service today at 14000 miles and 3 of the wheels are bucked!

The wheels/tyres have only had summer/spring/autumn use as we have a set of steels with winter tyres which stay on the car from November till March.

Is this a common problem? I've never had this issue before in 26 years of driving - especially 3 wheels. Are the wheels made of plastercine?

Has anyone managed to get Ford to acknowledge the fault and sort it under goodwill or warranty.

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 09:24 AM

Had my major service on Tuesday (37.5k)
Came back with 3 out of the 4 alloys are buckled (and 1 with tyre bulge!)
I only put these on last week :( Were 2nd hand from eBay and had a lot of curb damage (had them refurbed now) so probably had a hard life.

Dealer said there is no action required at this point as it is not causing problems, just have a duty to inform me.

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 07:01 AM

The curse of the Fiesta wheels surfaces again.

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 12:07 PM

I have been driving for a number of years and have never known potholes to be so bad. Judging by the posts by Fiesta owners,
there certainly appears to be a serious problem but it may well be worth doing some research on other makes of cars to see if
the owners of these are experiencing problems with their wheels. Before I bought my new Fiesta three month ago I had five newcars in the previous ten years including three Peugeots and one Citroen and never had a problem with buckled wheels (but thenthe pothole problem was not as bad as it is now).

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 04:52 PM

Seriously guys, this topic was last posted in in 2012. Why resurrect an old thread unless you have problems with the alloys?



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