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#16 Richard b

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Posted 29 October 2014 - 09:26 PM

I dont knop yet I pick up the car in the afternoon

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Posted 29 October 2014 - 09:59 PM

UPDATE. received phone call today to go and pick my fiesta up,new clutch has been fitted,got to the garage got my keys went and started my car and service spanner was not going off,went back in to service got manager he came out tryed for 10mins to reset service light to no prevail,had to leave it there i was not amused and they knew it had my rant at them and left.

 

got phone call  3 hours later was told car is ready now so went and picked car up was told there were fault codes so has all been set. thank god.

 

was told that regarding all powershift with these cluches there have been fault after fault through the ford range,i was told i have been given the newer clutch and been given all the new software,

 

must agree car seems better smoother and quietly every thing seems ok at present. i did ask how much it would of cost if i had to pay  was told £1600.because of the double clutch.and labour. will give it a run over weekend see how it goes.



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Posted 13 January 2015 - 12:10 PM

  1. 1 was thinking of trading my fiesta in for an auto, the ford saleman advised me against it, as it is a flawed design with no longevity, and 1 to 2k to replace box, so i'll stick to manual.


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Posted 13 January 2015 - 02:35 PM

stupid answer from that salesman .

 

I have the new revision from the powershift under warranty and the problems they had should be over now.

 

Ford is giving me 3 years extra warranty on the powershift so that should cover it.

 

And the new tranny is much smoother in shifting and the new ratio is good.

 

the same tranny is in the focus mondeo etcetc.



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Posted 13 January 2015 - 03:33 PM

Not the same as mondeo, , there is now 5 yr warranty as standard on powershift issues

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Posted 15 January 2015 - 03:13 PM

Hi all,

 

Just signed up. I did read this thread some time back but now feel like joining you all.

 

I bought my Fiesta (titanium 1.6 auto) in March on a 2013 plate. It had 22k on the clock but Ford engines go on forever (don't they?!) and I don't do much mileage so would even it out.

 

It wasn't long after I got it (well in fact, it kangeroo'd out of the dealership but I thought that was me!) that I noticed the dodgy pulling away. I did some research and found out that the car has to get to know how you want to drive so can be a bit jerky... yeah ok, I'll "accept" that idea.

 

It did improve as I got more confident with it (I had an A class auto merc before and can't say I had this problem at all!).

 

However, after doing any long motorway run, as soon as I came off into traffic I got the real juddering at pulling away, grinding and clunking noises. More research indicated it's a well know problem with this transmission, although Ford would have you believe it's the auto clutch emulating a manual transmission/ how a manual car drives - really??

 

Booked it in to the dealer/ service shop. Well actually I made a mechanic come out for a drive with me and luckily the car did it's thing. So then I booked it in BUT they had to make it do it again and it took 2 test drives but they did get the judder. Needed a software update - couldn't be done because a new one had come out that they couldn't download?!

 

Anyway, it did get updated and I thought it had solved it - but no. It does play up particularly under load too (embarrassing with people in the car with you! It's like driving for the first time all over again).

 

It's in the service shop again and they are now going to put in new solenoids, which they have to get from Ford UK. (Meanwhile they gave me a KA manual - eeks, been a long time driving a manual - not pretty!).

 

So... do you think that will help? Also, I just read this article http://www.caradvice...ocus-ecosport-

warranties-extended-over-dual-clutch-transmission-shudder/

 

"In a letter to owners, Ford Australia said it had extended the new vehicle warranty to cover “repairs on the clutch and input shaft seals on the transmission, as well as the transmission software calibration, to a total of five years or 160,000km from the vehicle’s warranty start date, whichever occurs first”.

 
Is/ has Ford UK done the same? Shouldn't they be doing so?
 
Thanks for reading!


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Posted 15 January 2015 - 03:30 PM

Ford uk are doing the same warranty on powershift, as for solenoids fixing your oroblem , I doubt, what gesrs does it jerk in, from 1fst to 2nd change or all gears?

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Posted 15 January 2015 - 03:34 PM

Thanks for replying :)

 

On the warranty... are they? I've not been notified.

 

Yes, low gears, pulling away from a standing start mostly. I can't imagine what the car behind must think.

 

Ordinary day to day local driving doesn't seem to replicate it. Most noticeable after a period in high gears.

 

I did manage to get a nasty judder coming up a hill, between 30 - 34 mph after a longish drive, but it's not done it since. So no idea what that was.



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Posted 16 January 2015 - 09:02 AM

i had prbolems between 2500 and 3000 rpm i heard then grinding noises from te powershift

and shiffitng between 5 and 6 there i had problems it had trouble to engaged the 6 gear.



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Posted 16 January 2015 - 10:02 AM

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I have the new revision from the powershift under warranty and the problems they had should be over now.

 

Ford is giving me 3 years extra warranty on the powershift so that should cover it.

 

And the new tranny is much smoother in shifting and the new ratio is good.

 

the same tranny is in the focus mondeo etcetc.

 

Hi Richard,

 

Not sure if you'll see this but please let us know how the car is now after a new clutch.

 

My latest update: I wrote to the MD of Ford UK to ask about the extended warranty. Apparently, no, Ford UK are NOT doing this (as my post shows that Australia are).

 

Maybe you got it Richard, because you have a new clutch and therefore it should have a new warranty?

 

Anyway, (Oh I forgot to say) I had a call this morning from Ford UK. They have told me a new clutch unit is on order for me, so maybe not a solenoid replacement afterall. I'll know when I see the service people later. (I'm picking up my car to wait for the part to come in).



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Posted 16 January 2015 - 11:07 AM

The warranty apears to appy to vehicles uo to build date july 2013, assume sfter that they have they hsve fixed problem , or vehivles still under existing warranty.

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Posted 16 January 2015 - 12:15 PM

my build dat is november 2013 .

 

The new clutch is working great much smoother  better ratio's overall big improvement.



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Posted 19 January 2015 - 01:42 PM

still not convinced, there are loads of 10+ year old auto fords on the road, doubt if we will see any old powershift models around in 10 years, I still believe the Ford salesman who told me the design is flawed, so no amount of software updates will resolve the issue.



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Posted 19 January 2015 - 02:51 PM

I went to test drive a Kuga Titanium X that was an ex demo last year. It was the power shift model. It kept doing many of the things mentioned above plus it refused to shift out of first gear twice after  leaving junctions. Car was 4 months old with 6K miles. The sales bloke was very embarrassed but assured me it would be sorted before delivery.. MMmm Yerr right. I bought a brand new Rav4 instead.  shame as the Kuga was a fabulous car . Looking on the internet after revealed lots of issues with the power !Removed! transmission !  



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