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#1 RIIIDAA

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 02:17 PM

I love the new fiesta BUT things I find annoying with it include:

Cig lighter still powered up when car is off / locked (I need to change this if possible)

Ipod usb power still powered up when car is off / locked (I need to change this if possible)

Fuel filler cap not locked shut upon central lock (My megane convertible did)

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#2 johnnymac16

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 03:33 PM

sounds like you should of bought a megane!

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 03:44 PM

sounds like you should of bought a megane!


Just think the fuel filler cap not locking invites crime, and was a bad decision on Fords part - the anti-siphon fuel entry is something that will help stop petrol thieves but not good on it's own. When you consider opportunist vandals, pranksters and arsonists.


Also is there no way of making the doors auto lock while driving?

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 03:56 PM

yeah i see what u mean, but it seems ok, and its so much better looking without a key hole on it.

and about the locking, u can in settings i think, or well on the titanium u have a button to press to lock the doors while ur driving, but prob not auto as it would be considered unsafe to have doors auto locking while driving, as if in an accident its really hard to get back into car when the doors are locked etc.

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 04:45 PM

Wasnt aware of the not "non locking".

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 04:59 PM

It's 99.9% impossible to take fuel out of the tank due to the system Ford put in the filler cap. If anybody can take fuel out without ripping the car apart first, then i'll give them 1,000.

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 05:30 PM

It's 99.9% impossible to take fuel out of the tank due to the system Ford put in the filler cap. If anybody can take fuel out without ripping the car apart first, then i'll give them 1,000.


Great, but absolutely nothing to do with the points I raised.

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 05:51 PM

I'm concerned by this. So effectively, ford fiesta's without the petrol cap could be set fire to more easily than older fiestas?????


Or am i just listening to much and being blonde?!

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 07:05 PM

How can somebody set fire to a fuel tank which has a system in the filling pipe before it even gets near the fuel in your tank? Your really worrying over nothing because any car is a target to people damaging them/setting on fire.

Nothing but the correct size of the fuel pump can get in the tank so how can anybody set it on fire? If your really worried about people doing that, then you must live in a bad area

Take a read about how the system works before slagging it off.

http://www.theengine...uel filling.htm

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 08:03 PM

Fuel filler cap not locked shut upon central lock (My megane convertible did)


It's 99.9% impossible to take fuel out of the tank due to the system Ford put in the filler cap. If anybody can take fuel out without ripping the car apart first, then i'll give them 1,000.


Great, but absolutely nothing to do with the points I raised.


How very polite. I think "absolutely nothing to do with the points I raised" is a bit wrong

#11 RIIIDAA

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 08:53 PM

Just think the fuel filler cap not locking invites crime, and was a bad decision on Fords part - the anti-siphon fuel entry is something that will help stop petrol thieves but not good on it's own. When you consider opportunist vandals, pranksters and arsonists.


Also is there no way of making the doors auto lock while driving?



It's 99.9% impossible to take fuel out of the tank due to the system Ford put in the filler cap. If anybody can take fuel out without ripping the car apart first, then i'll give them 1,000.



Great, but absolutely nothing to do with the points I raised.



I'm concerned by this. So effectively, ford fiesta's without the petrol cap could be set fire to more easily than older fiestas?????


Or am i just listening to much and being blonde?!


This is my concern, albeit only a small one, vandalism is more likely.


How can somebody set fire to a fuel tank which has a system in the filling pipe before it even gets near the fuel in your tank? Your really worrying over nothing because any car is a target to people damaging them/setting on fire.

Nothing but the correct size of the fuel pump can get in the tank so how can anybody set it on fire? If your really worried about people doing that, then you must live in a bad area

Take a read about how the system works before slagging it off.

http://www.theengine...uel filling.htm


I wasn't slagging it off as such, I just think the hinged flap cover, which the fiesta has should lock on the central locking mehanism (not with a key). This not only adds another obstruction to a casual arsonist but makes it less of a target for mindless pillocks who vandalise cars they happen to walk or stagger passed, with the cover held shut on central locking they can't easily pop the cover to open position and then fold it back 'til it snaps off.

Regards misfueling and siphoning, it's all good, not denying that, but but just the other side of the anti misfueling mechism are the fuel vapors in the hose - call me paranoid but two obstructions are better than one cos mr nasty doesn't mind forcing things.

No I'm not 'really worried' about it. I don't live in a bad area, but the point of a car is to travel to other areas, some of which are :lol: to be honest it's a leased vehicle rather than a privately owned one - I won't lose sleep over it, it's just a small gripe.

How very polite. I think "absolutely nothing to do with the points I raised" is a bit wrong


The bold selection of text is what I meant there sussex, if it came across impolitely this was not the intention.

I drove a Renault Megane CC for the past 3 years, and it does have a similar easy entry system you just push the fuel gun into - people used to pass comment that they didn't like the idea of it, because it didnt have a lock, I used to say "The cover locks though, when the doors lock" and they used to accept that, this was a good way of settling that conversation.

Will have to think up a new one liner now :rolleyes:

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 09:33 PM

My 04 honda accord had a fuel flap cover that had a pin that moved across when the central locking was activated. So why couldnt ford do this i wonder. I agree with some that it wouldnt take much to push something down the pipe, springs on the flap or not. Some people would just try it because they could.

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 10:04 PM

My 04 honda accord had a fuel flap cover that had a pin that moved across when the central locking was activated. So why couldnt ford do this i wonder. I agree with some that it wouldnt take much to push something down the pipe, springs on the flap or not. Some people would just try it because they could.


Yeah mate, I think it was a cost cutting thing, I think that other fords have a centrally locked cover, based on a brief chin wag with the salesman - I do not know it for a fact though. I just think of the scene with Vinnie Jones in Gone in 60 seconds, and then think - sod it, it's insured... :lol:

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 10:12 PM

Anyway, nothing can be done to change that. It was more an observation.

What about:

Cig lighter still powered up when car is off / locked

Ipod usb power still powered up when car is off / locked

I'd really rather this weren't the case, doubt it can be altered as a setting by the main dealer, but I'd go have them change this if possible.

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 10:17 PM

Anyway, nothing can be done to change that. It was more an observation.

What about:

Cig lighter still powered up when car is off / locked

Ipod usb power still powered up when car is off / locked

I'd really rather this weren't the case, doubt it can be altered as a setting by the main dealer, but I'd go have them change this if possible.


There is no settings in the menu etc to turn this off im afraid.

on a side note its iPod :) not Ipod :ph34r:

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