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#1 monkeyalan

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 10:03 AM

Hi guys,

I lease an 09 1.4 TDCi Fiesta Titanium, which has thus far been a good car, however recently it's not filling me with much confidence as it's cranking over for up to 10 seconds at times (when cold) and occasionally coughing/spluttering when trying to start, which is something I expect of old knackered diesels perhaps!

It has always started first time (so far...), but a few times I've almost stopped cranking it just as it's started as it doesn't feel like it's going to catch. It has corresponded with cold weather....but I always let the glow plug light go out (which is always only 1 second)

I've had diesel's in the past (BMW 320D, Golf TDI) and they have always been very solid and reliable regardless of the weather being cold, so i can't see how this is normal for a new car.

I'm kinda loathed to take it to Ford - I'm not sure whether I'll have to pay for anything and the car IS starting up at the moment, but I wonder for how much longer. I've only done 5100 miles and had it since August.

Just after some advice really on whether I can get Ford to look at it without it costing me much, or anything, at the end of the day it should be under warranty?

Thanks for any advice.

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#2 Jonny87

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 10:13 AM

Hi guys,

I lease an 09 1.4 TDCi Fiesta Titanium, which has thus far been a good car, however recently it's not filling me with much confidence as it's cranking over for up to 10 seconds at times (when cold) and occasionally coughing/spluttering when trying to start, which is something I expect of old knackered diesels perhaps!

It has always started first time (so far...), but a few times I've almost stopped cranking it just as it's started as it doesn't feel like it's going to catch. It has corresponded with cold weather....but I always let the glow plug light go out (which is always only 1 second)

I've had diesel's in the past (BMW 320D, Golf TDI) and they have always been very solid and reliable regardless of the weather being cold, so i can't see how this is normal for a new car.

I'm kinda loathed to take it to Ford - I'm not sure whether I'll have to pay for anything and the car IS starting up at the moment, but I wonder for how much longer. I've only done 5100 miles and had it since August.

Just after some advice really on whether I can get Ford to look at it without it costing me much, or anything, at the end of the day it should be under warranty?

Thanks for any advice.



Take it to ford tell them what is the deal and they should have a look. It is under full warranty and it will be free. I have no diesel knowledge so I cant give you advice, all I'll say is take it to ford. Its brand new so any problem might be obvious, just go down there and explain the problem and they should book it in. Has it had its courtesy check yet?

My 1.6 petrol Mk7 always starts immediatly first time no problems at all, its 7 months old and covered 19k


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