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Error Messages On Fiesta Ecoboost. Any Advice Please?

07 July 2013 - 07:07 PM

Hi wondering if any of you have heard of/experienced this
issue.

 

My mom bought a 1 litre eco boost fiesta in December. a few months ago, on starting up, an error message came saying: engine malfunction, service soon.  So this happened a few times, and the word malfunction is clearly worrying so she took it back into the dearlership where she bought it from,  who put it on the computer but found no faults.  They said they had reset the computer and this should not appear again.

 

Roll on a few days and the message: engine malfunction service now came on, only this time the car lost acceleration, and she had to  pull over to restart the engine.  4 days later this happened again so she took a picture of the message rang the dealer back and got it booked in to have
it checked out again.  In the mean time this has started to happen more frequently (upto 5 times a day) and almost every day!

 

She took it back in and again they found no issue but said they think it might be a sensor that is being triggered and sending the engine into safe mode – hence the lack of acceleration.  The garage have said they will get on to Ford about it, but not enough complaints for Ford to actually do anything about it...  She had barely got out of the forecourt when it went again, she took it back but they didn’t seem  interested to see the problem in action.

 

Now obviously this is rather unsafe, and there is clearly something wrong with the car any advice on where to go from here.

 

Many thanks


 

 



 


Folding In Mirrors On New Titanium

22 December 2012 - 11:34 PM

ok so can i pick your brains again.

my mom picked up her shiny new (facelift) titanium today, however we realised that the mirrors do not fold in when she locks the car when we got home and locked it. This was one of the reasons for upgrading to titanium as her old car had this function and she needs it. we rang the dealer straight away but they didnt seem to think anything of it. She can press a button to fold them in when the car is running, but this is not really the point.

So titanium owners do you know if the wing mirrors should automatically fold in (it is mentioned in the manual) when the car is locked??

Is there an option somewhere in the menu that allocates this?? or should we go back and make a fuss if it indeed should work?



Some little things i noticed compared to my fiesta (new in April):

There is now a temperature gauge! Its been put in the display with the trip computer.

It that it doesnt seem to have the green arrow in which my car has to tell you when to change up gear. I though it odd as its an ecoboost car.

Not sure if its a titanium thing (mines a zetec) but the needles are blue not red on the spedometer

Dont like the shiny black plastic round the gear box and not sure about the storage box, or the new larger grill on the front.

The sony radio seems more complicated then the one in mine, but ill just have to get used to it then teach mom properly.

Just waiting to have a drive of it now, then i can a can let you know what i think about itn :)

Thank you

Ford Insurance

20 December 2012 - 09:47 PM

So my mom took the plunge and bought a new fiesta, and she rang up for the free ford insurance so she could get the car registered, and they have offered her a good deal for an annual policy including bridging insurance (or something similar) for the first year and offered to pay the cancellation fees from her current insurers. She rang her current insurers who couldn't match the quote so she is considering moving to the ford insurance.

So, is it any good??
has anyone used it and know how helpful they are should a claim be made
anyone heard and reviews (good or bad) about it?
should she avoid it?

any opinions gratefully received

thanks

Ford Insurance

20 December 2012 - 07:58 PM

So I asked a few weeks ago about the new shape fiesta and got some very helpful replies. So I'm hoping i can get some again.

So my mom took the plunge and bought a new fiesta, and she rang up for the free ford insurance so she could get the car registered, and they have offered her a good deal for an annual policy including bridging insurance (or somthing similar) for the first year and offered to pay the cancellation fees from her current insurers. She rang her current insurers who couldnt match the quote so she is considering moving to the ford insurance.

So, is it any good??
has anyone used it and know how helpful they are should a claim be made
anyone heard and reviews (good or bad) about it?
should she avoid it?


many thanks

Opinions On New Fiesta

08 December 2012 - 12:09 AM

So my mom is thinking of upgrading from a 57 (not the old new fiesta the shape before) to the 'new' fiesta. She wanted to upgrade to the current fiesta on the end of line deals however she is being tempted by the titanium 1 litre ecoboost engine,as its less tax and more econimical on fuel etc (she currently has a 1.4 petrol). this atm is trumping the not so nice look.

So what i would like your opinions on are: is this as good as they are making it out to be in terms of power and fuel consumtion??
Is it the same engine thats in the focus and the cmax? If so it must be quite nippy in a fiesta
Somebody has also told her that if you do journeys of less than 8 miles the filters tend to block up which would be an issue as she mainly does shorter distances in traffic. Is this correct for the petrol engine or is this more specific to diesel engines??
Also any ideas of what kind of discounts i could expect for the new model??

I'm kinda wishing i hadnt upgraded eariler this year and waited for this engine, but having said that i love my fiesta.

Thanks in advance!