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Boot Opening On Its Own While Driving

23 January 2014 - 09:46 AM


Can anyone help me? I'm a girl and don't know a lot about how to fix cars and wondered if there was anyone out there who might be able to give me some advice? My boot has started opening on its own, doesn't matter if you slam the boot or shut it gently, it still opens again on its own, this causes a message to appear on the dashboard, the red light to say the boot is open along with the interior light and an alarm sounds for a short while.


I've been reading some of the other forums on the internet and it appears it's possibly water ingress. I've just phoned my local main dealer and they're going to get back to me, but I can't really afford a big bill at the moment (still waiting for pay day)!


Please help a maiden in distress!





Problem With No. 2 Cylinder On 2010 Fiesta Zetec

02 April 2013 - 10:40 AM

Hi Guys,


I have a 2010 Fiesta Zetec which I've owned for about 18 months and recently had to call out the AA under the Ford Assist plan as my engine light appeared during the wet weather we had a couple of weeks ago. A good spraying of WD40 was the answer, which indeed did solve the problem, but decided to get it checked out at my local Main Dealer under the warranty plan.


I've just had a call from the garage and apparently it just needed a new spark plug as the ceramic had cracked on No. 2.


They told me that the spark plugs are due to be changed at the next service (third year) which apparently is normal, but as one is cracked, they will change all four of them at a cost of over £69 as spark plugs aren't covered under the warranty plan.


Does this sound right to you guys? I don't know a lot about engines, but I always thought spark plugs should be changed at every service and just assumed they were changed at my last service in October.


Looking forward to your comments.