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In Topic: Ford Fiesta Mk4 Back Door Behind Passenger Stuck Locked

04 December 2014 - 11:41 PM

Hi, my back door is stuck locked on the passenger side my car is a mk4 97 fiesta. My drivers door lock is also a bit broke it will lock but won't unlock so would the problems be connected to each other and anyone have any suggestions how to get the back door unlocked.


Likely 2 different problems. Can the rear door be opened from the outside? If so the child lock needs unsetting in the back end of the door. If you cannot open it at all then it will probably mean removing the door trim from inside to access the locking mechanism to find out what is wrong.


Driver's door may well be fixed with a squirt of WD40 into the lock or it could be a worn key. Try the spare key if you have one.

In Topic: Frosty Mornings & Condensation!

24 November 2014 - 11:38 PM

I've never had a car that suffers so much from condensation inside and I've owned or had long term use of more than 20 cars in 37 years. There seems to be something wrong with modern Fiesta design as this is the 3rd one after having a mk4 and a mk 5 which didn't suffer like the Mk 7 does.


And I thought it was just mine! Never had a car like it for getting ice on the inside of the windscreen in the winter. I kept looking for leaks but everywhere was dry!

In Topic: Cruise Control Intermittent Fault

20 November 2014 - 02:10 PM


I'm pretty sure you're right, unless the switches are damaged and sending signals to cancel the cruise control, but that seems unlikely. Unfortunately it's probably your word against theirs. It's clearly something they did though if it went wrong after the service, and they're just trying to fob you off.


They obviously think one customer's poor experience isn't as bad as the small cost & time it would take to fix the problem for you. I say make them change their minds by not letting them get away with it, tell them you'll go to trading standards etc. You might even be able to get another garage to diagnose the problem and get a quote for free, at least then you'll know what the problem is.




You hit the nail on the head here. They are just not bothered!  After getting no reply to letters sent to Ford Customer Relations or the Dealer Principal, I contacted the credit card company who didn't take long at all to refund the £84 charged for the "diagnosis".


I was so annoyed by the whole episode I part exchanged the Fiesta for a new Toyota Yaris Excel Hybrid so I won't be around this forum so often now! In fact I won't be joining ANY Ford forums again! The Toyota Dealer has sold the Fiesta back to the servicing Dealer so they will presumably now have to fix it at their cost. Poetic justice!

In Topic: Climate Control Question

16 November 2014 - 08:05 PM

AFAIK the fan only operates to assist the Climate Control get to the set temperature. If the car is red hot and temp set to LO or the car is freezing and temp set to HI then the fan would usually cut in on max speed. If there is little difference between the actual and set temperatures then the fan would not be required and may not cut in at all.

In Topic: Cruise Control Intermittent Fault

25 October 2014 - 09:29 PM

Does anyone know if the cruise control uses the rear wheel ABS speed sensors? They charged me extra for "cleaning the rear brakes" during the service and I am wondering whether a speed sensor could have got clogged up in the process. Probably clutching at straws but it would be nice to solve it!