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Ford Fiesta Ecoboost 2014 Not Warming Up/thermostat Reading Wrong

23 December 2014 - 03:34 PM

Please help. I've had the car 2 months. When I bought the car the weather was warm and had no problems. When the weather is colder (the problem seems to start at 5degC and below), the car is taking ages to warm up, the vents blow ice cold air, the temperature gauge in the car is off the scale. After about 10-15 minutes there is slightly warm air coming out of the vents but still no reading on the gauge or sometimes one bar. Also if I park the car, after about 30-40 minutes when I restart the car the Thermometer that gives the outside temperature, will read several degrees higher than it is, and when I start to drive the car the temperature goes down rapidly (about 1 degree per second) eventually getting to the correct temperature. I've taken my car to the local ford dealer who said they've never heard of a fault like this. They also claim to have put their computer on it, which also says there is no fault.

Please can anybody help?

Auto Start Stop - Battery

23 September 2014 - 08:50 PM

Hi, I've just bought a Fiesta Eco Boost, with the Auto start stop feature. All of my mileage is driven around the town, and so far the Auto stop is kicking in every few minutes (I go through 7 sets of traffic lights, and tow roundabouts on my journey to work which is only 2 1/2 miles). I am wondering what affect this will have on my car battery. In my previous Fiestas (of which I've had 14), none of these had that feature, but especially during the dark nights I would purposely have to go for a run out to give the battery a bit of a charge, if I didn't I would sometimes have trouble starting the car in the morning. I am wondering if in my case it would be better to override the auto stop (switching it off). I know that's not the idea Ford had in mind, but my car isn't getting to do any "normal" driving. I've also noticed that when I'm driving the car it feels as if the choke is out and the car is sounding/feeling like it's going to stall (the engine isn't running smooth). Is this because of the Auto Start Stop feature. I've only ever experienced this sort of thing when the weather is really cold and the engine has only just been running a couple of minutes. At the moment the weather isn't that cold (60 Fahrenheit).


Any help or advice would be appreciated.