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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!

In Topic: Cruise Control Intermittent Fault

24 October 2014 - 02:00 PM

I shall most likely now change the car for something else other than a Ford.


I am considering a letter to Ford to vent my frustrations over a car which has been otherwise perfect and which I thought would have been fixed today.

In Topic: Cruise Control Intermittent Fault

24 October 2014 - 01:41 PM


Looks like it's outside of the warranty too, or did you buy it 2nd hand with a warranty? A warranty should cover that but otherwise it looks like you'll have to pay. But maybe you could get the parts from a breakers yard or something, and save yourself £100 or more.


Yes, it is outside the warranty - 4 years old and immaculate with 15,500 miles on the clock. Problem occurred after 4 year service and MOT at Ford Dealer. The invoice for £84 for 1 hours labour says "Suspect switch to be faulty. Repair declined."


I am not convinced that the switch is faulty as I got the cruise control engaged on the way back home and it disengaged itself after a few seconds. I am certainly not prepared to pay them £190 to replace the switch and then find it is not the cause of the problem.


Not impressed with Ford service today!!!

In Topic: Cruise Control Intermittent Fault

24 October 2014 - 11:57 AM

Sounds like the dealers broke it, I'd take it back to them and say it stopped working after you got it back from them.



Did exactly that - "Nothing to do with the service - the steering wheel switch is faulty". £84 for the diagnosis if I don't have it fixed or £190 to have the switch ordered and replaced.


Think it is bye bye Fiesta time!

In Topic: Please Help!

20 October 2014 - 06:23 PM

Thanks so much for replying.

I was gonna buy that thing in eBay. But when I put my car details in, it comes up saying it will not fit my car?

The seller has only shown the 1.4 engined versions of the Fiesta as being compatible. The question is whether that housing fits the 1.25 engined versions as well. I cannot think of any reason why they would differ unless anyone knows different?