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2013 Fiesta St Camshaft Position Sensor Fault


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#61 AgentC

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 10:08 PM

I took a pic of the oil patch and tried to take a pic under the car, but it doesn't show much. I have placed a "sheet" made up of A4 paper under the car to see if anything drips on it overnight!



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#62 Nathan_M

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 10:20 AM

I would have thought you would see any external leaks, you would smell one if you got the bonnet up after a fair drive, I can smell the residue from my last service from the sump plug area, you would perhaps then be able to stuck your head underneath and see, how hard do you rev the little motor? Perhaps your over revving it before its run in that would cause an oil leak through internal seals, although I doubt you would do that to your new baby. Haha

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 11:10 AM

Reject the car or get your money back.

 

This should not be happening on a brand new car, and constantly being fobbed off with "there's nothing wrong with it" is simply not good enough.

 

The video you put up shows blue smoke which suggests engine wear or a turbo problem (I know this well!) and the amount of oil it has consumed would back this up!

 

Also, finding out about the oil leak from the gearbox area is probably the final straw for you with this car!

 

I would give them one last chance (pain,I know) to put it right. If it continues to be faulty then I would be looking to take legal action - it may give them the kick up the !Removed! they need.

 

I really hope you get a satisfactory outcome from all of this, it sounds like you've had a right run around.



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Posted 24 January 2014 - 11:12 AM

What he says, there must be another dealer near you who would welcome the business if they haven't frightened you away from buying another ford, this backs up my own personal theory that the best buy with a car is something that has 20k on it and is proven to be reliable to a certain extent, saves you a good few coins aswell. Good luck anyway and hopefully you can resolve this sooner rather than later.

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 05:39 PM

The leak has been confirmed to be a drive shaft seal. One thing after the other :(



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Posted 24 January 2014 - 11:23 PM

So that still doesn't answer where the engine oil is disappearing to. 

 

I can't believe you have had all this trouble with a car that should be your pride and joy for you to enjoy driving. Keep fighting them and hopefully you will get some joy. Have you considered speaking to a retail expert solicitor for their opinion.



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Posted 25 January 2014 - 12:28 AM

I think regards the oil, if it isn't leaking, there isn't a problem. I even had a rant at Ford customer services about the oil tests that I've already done with the other dealer (who ultimately declared there's nothing wrong with the car) and they say the new dealer has to check for themselves. I thought all work done is on computer that all dealers can access?

 

I just think this car is a dud and will forever have problems. I can't find another ST on this, or any other forum, that has had any of the problems mine has had.



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Posted 25 January 2014 - 03:02 PM

And just to add insult to injury, the dealer have done this:

 

 

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 03:44 PM

What a bunch of utter cowboys.
I think a name and shame is in order.

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 04:08 PM

I'll see what they say Monday, Clive. Unfortunately they, nor I went over the car beforehand and so I have no proof. 



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Posted 25 January 2014 - 10:11 PM

Keep us updated and take photos beforehand in case they damage anything else.



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Posted 25 January 2014 - 10:16 PM

When I picked up my car after I brought it secondhand the dealer that I used had damage sheets with service receipts one copy with owner pen and signatures on and another with mechanics observations. Seems like not only can they not fix the cars but they can't drive them either.

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Posted 30 May 2014 - 12:07 PM

Out of interest, what was the outcome of this? Did the car get fixed?




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