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Member Since 15 Jan 2009
Offline Last Active Jul 12 2011 11:29 AM

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In Topic: A Serious Problem With My Fiesta

11 July 2011 - 12:18 PM

I filled my car up with diesel at the Ford garage on Friday, and have not noticed any problems since so I think I'll not bother taking it back to Ford unless the problem resurfaces. Perhaps it was due to bad diesel?

In Topic: Fiesta Mk7 Zs Problem

10 July 2011 - 03:06 PM

Okay, I've replaced the spark plugs & leads today, as a last attempt before taking it to Ford. After a 10 mile test drive, I'm pleased to report everything is back to normal, no loss of power, no shuddering, car idle's and drives smoothly now, consistent speed through traffic. These faults had become a daily occurrence affecting every trip I made, so I'm glad to see the back of them!

Also worth mentioning the car was only 13,000 miles in, I didn't think it'd need new plugs/leads but they've definitely made a huge difference to the feel of the whole car. Good as new, so now I think it's time to give it a wash and fall in love again :)


By any chance, was your problem similar to my problem I posted here:http://www.fordowner...with-my-fiesta/

And if so, do you think spark plug replacement could solve it?

In Topic: A Serious Problem With My Fiesta

08 July 2011 - 09:00 AM

Did you show them your video?

I took the car to the Ford garage this morning, and in typical fashion, the problem was very minor when the service manager looked at it. He said it was probably due to me having the air con on, which is a total joke as I have never had this problem with the air con on in the previous 2 and a half years and I certainly didnt have the air con on in the video I recorded. They had no courtesy cars available so I have to chance it until Monday morning. He believes me that I am genuinely having problems but said the issue is that they cannot recreate the problem when they have the car. He said the car drove perfectly for them when they tested it for 2 days last week. I have sent them an email of the video and told them to make sure the service manager see's it. Thankfully I am off work next week so I told them to hold onto the car for as long as possible to ensure they witness the problems. I have never been so frustrated and I have lost confidence in the car.

In Topic: A Serious Problem With My Fiesta

08 July 2011 - 07:30 AM

Take the video and the car to another dealer, see what they say.

It is a motability car so I think I'm limited to the Ford dealer that I got the car from. Although I think I might check to see if I can take it to any Ford dealership that is a motability partner.