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#61 AdamFRP

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 04:13 PM

Water damage is a myth! Just needs a good shampoo and hoover! Hope u get it sorted though!

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#62 _Jim

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 01:45 AM

had a quick read through this for my own curiosity! don't know if you've gotten any further with it! Now i'm no mechanic or such but it really could have been caused by the fog light! although they are fused, as said they wont be individually fused. if a relay or something fails then it could still be passing voltage, and if there was a wire fault it could easily start a fire.

either way, never good to see something like this happen to someone! hope you get to the bottom of it and get sorted out!

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 07:53 AM

You do lose something on the mpg but from what I've read on here I'm not doing too bad at around 38mpg.


I do a mix of dual carriage way and town driving and my manual average is 47 thats on a 1.4 Zetec Petrol, 38 sounds decent for an auto.

Also hope the op gets this resolved, and if it's faulty wiring please let us know...

My Fez is by far the best car I have ever owned, and quite fun for a 1.4, would hate to see it expire on a wiring issue!!

#64 ManxKat

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 02:00 PM

Only just seen this thread. Really sorry for your loss. Quite scary too not knowing the cause.
Please keep us updated. Good Luck!

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 03:25 AM

Still not got any further I'm waitin till Tuesday when some accident repair specialists are coming out to see if they think it's an electrical fault as the fire and police have ruled out arson :-/

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 11:41 AM

Just thought I'd update this topic my fez has gone to heaven (along with my ncb) and has all been settled the cause of the fire by the insurance company and police and fire brigade they come to the decision that it was UNKOWN ???

Due to these events I Proberly never buy a ford again and I advise any body not to buy extended warranty as it stands for nothing 9 months down the line and unfortunately even the initial 3 years warranty you get with a new car doesn't even cover what you expect

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 12:23 PM

I'm really sorry to hear you've not had a positive outcome with it all. It's sad that you have been put off with Ford now, but I'm sure these incidents are rare and hope that one day you would consider another :)

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 01:56 PM

You mentioned that you have GAP insurance, does that mean you get the full price you paid for the car back rather than just what its worth now?

Not nice to know that Ford warranty isn't worth much.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 05:02 PM

You mentioned that you have GAP insurance, does that mean you get the full price you paid for the car back rather than just what its worth now?


My understanding is that it pays the difference between what you owe on finance and how much the insurance company will pay out.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 09:24 PM

You mentioned that you have GAP insurance, does that mean you get the full price you paid for the car back rather than just what its worth now?

Not nice to know that Ford warranty isn't worth much.



the car originally cost me 10489 (cash price ) as i had it on finance and my insurance company gave me 8700 and gap paid the 1789 left the GAP between what its worth and cash price
im glad i got it or i would be paying thw 1789 for a car i didnt have :)

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 09:29 PM

GAP insurance , is , if you paid 10,000 and are covered for 2 years , then if you write it off in the second year, insurance will probably pay 6500 to 7000 , Gap insurance pays the difference upto 10,000.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 09:31 PM

I'm really sorry to hear you've not had a positive outcome with it all. It's sad that you have been put off with Ford now, but I'm sure these incidents are rare and hope that one day you would consider another :)


it is sad as ive had fords since i learnt to drive four years ago but the service i received from them was completely disgusting
originally i though it the old stereotype stupid young girl lets fob her off but they generally had no interest even tho the car was under manufactures warranty i even made my dad go in there but they were just as rude to him and as for phoning the complaints line and head office it was like talking to the wall the telephone operators are almost plant life lol

ive found a new car already i lovely Citroen ds3 test drove it on sunday lovely drive :)

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 09:31 PM

Roxy , don't let the Fire put you off Ford , yes it sounds like the service department sux in your case , and i would never buy extended warranty either. But a fire can probably happen on any car , it's just yours is a very strange case.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 09:40 PM

Roxy , don't let the Fire put you off Ford , yes it sounds like the service department sux in your case , and i would never buy extended warranty either. But a fire can probably happen on any car , it's just yours is a very strange case.


feel very let down and ripped off especially as the car was in the garage having warranty work on the friday and early hours sat the car was on fire too much of a coincidence for me :(

im gonna try a Citroen ds3 see how i get on with that :) x

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 09:52 PM

im gonna try a Citroen ds3 see how i get on with that :) x


Don't forget to come and show us the picture's of your new DS3 :)

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