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Charlotte Dale

Member Since 04 Apr 2011
Offline Last Active Apr 21 2011 08:47 PM

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In Topic: Buckled 16" Alloys!!!

21 April 2011 - 07:47 AM

You should be ok as long as you dont get the fiesta titanium16" wheels. Ive wrote to ford and they sent me a response yesterday so fingers crossed...!!

In Topic: Strange Clicking Noise Coming From Near Fan Belt?

11 April 2011 - 04:36 PM

Mine does it too. I had it checked out and they said the clicking noise is normal!!! Annoying though!!

In Topic: Buckled 16" Alloys!!!

11 April 2011 - 07:48 AM

Re above... Send an email to farin.roberts@bbc.co.uk. If they get enough ppl to notify them of this problem they can look into it further. I have sent a strong complaint letter to ford today so hopefully get a response soon.. Also when i cleaned my alloys yesterday.. Paint is flaking off?? Anyone had this??

In Topic: Buckled 16" Alloys!!!

11 April 2011 - 07:45 AM

We have titanium with 16" 15 spoke alloys. Noticed vibration through steering, long story short 3 buckled alloys. 500 quid insurance claim. No signs of damage externaly, no major pothole incidents. Just over 20k miles 09 plate. I've been driving 28 years, owned 15 or so cars, many with alloys. Never had a problem before. Previous car was micra with 16" and low profiles. Hit a BIG pothole which tore out the sidewall. No damage to wheel. Clearly ford alloys not fit for purpose. Will be going back to Nissan or whatever next time. No more fords for us, mainly due to the dismissive main dealer. When I asked if there was a problem with ford alloys, rep said 'oh no they're fine, but we do sell a lot of replacements'. Work it out yourself dude. ;)

In Topic: Buckled 16" Alloys!!!

08 April 2011 - 07:44 AM

No, by the sounds of things its only the fieata 16" and 17" wheels. Its like theres a fault in design and that theinside of the alloy hasnt got enough give.. And thata why theyre breaking. My bfs got 19" alloys and drives on the same roads as me abd has bever had a buckled alloy and there even more low profile than mine. And ford is putting my buckles.down to the low profile???.