I've had my 2003 Ford Mondeo Zetec for a while now, and to be honest, apart from some problems regarding the glowplug light coming on at random times, the car has done very well the last 1,000 miles. The car feels very good on the road, and the TDCi engine pulls very nicely.
However, over the past week and a half, I've noticed a slight issue in regards to the engine just cutting out. Here's an example;
Today, I was driving in traffic (slow moving stop start), set off normally in 1st, built a bit of speed before having to stop (was in 1st still), pressed the clutch right in to let to car roll a little bit before stopping. As I pressed the clutch in, I noticed the revs went up to about 1,500 RPM, then below 1,000 RPM before dropping to about 500 and cutting out. This isn't the first time this has happened. It feels as if the car is trying to find the idle RPM however just cuts out.
Also, the glowplug light has come on a few times recently (with no loss of power or anything), it just flashes until the car is restarted again. I've noticed this more in the recent wet weather alongside with the boot release which keeps unlocking whilst driving and/or when turning the car over.
Has anyone else had these issues? The car drives fine, the clutch and gearbox feel good. It's a little concerning reading threads relating to quite expensive issues.