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Member Since 13 Feb 2013
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In Topic: Engine Malfunction Message

21 June 2015 - 08:25 PM



This is a diesel (1.8 Tdci).  I had a quick look and could not see any damage although it is quite tight in there to see a great deal!


The car is under warranty so obviously I should take it in, however it seems that other people who have had the "Engine Malfunction" warning with no fault codes, have not had much luck getting it sorted out.  The car apparently had a full service when I bought it 4 months - I will have a look at the filter if I get a chance before taking it in (just to be curious).  The dealer seems fairly honest as I had a couple of new tyres and when fitting them they noted that part of the suspension would need replacing within the next year or so - I asked them if they would do it there and then under warranty and they did.


I suppose I am slightly worried that if/when the warning comes back it will have an effect on something.  Most people say the car goes into limp mode when you get this - not sure why mine allowed me to carry on as normal...




In Topic: C-Max Just Purchased - Under Warranty, But Have A Few Questions

05 March 2015 - 12:49 AM

Not much luck on this I have not had time to keep taking the car in - some days it is fine and others it is not.  The other day, the 2nd gear thing was crazy - it was getting stuck at about 5-10 mph with foot to the floor for 10 seconds (until I messed with the clutch and got it to kick into life).  Some people say there is a feature where if the RPM are too low it will essentially ignore the accelerator peddle.  This would fit with what happened, but the strangest part was that I went up a really steep hill in this state - no throttle but the car glided up on minimum revs, showing the engine is pretty strong.  It did the same on the flat at a big motorway junction (not nice).  Of course, now that I am watching RPM like a hawk it has not happened since...

In Topic: C-Max Just Purchased - Under Warranty, But Have A Few Questions

06 February 2015 - 11:26 PM

Ok, so took the car into the dealer today and they spent a long time on it, but could not find the fault.  Today, the issue with 2nd gear was not so bad.  Firstly that is annoying, but also it makes me wonder what can be an issue one day but not another.  The power is certainly a bit lacking at first in 2nd, but kicks in within 2 seconds.  On a bad day, the car almost stalls in 2nd.


The dealer said they would carry on looking into it next week if I wanted... they didn't charge a penny despite taking it for 2 test drives.  They don't think it's the DMF based on the fact that it drove fine today...


Now I am none the wiser!

In Topic: Dpf, Egr And Such

31 January 2015 - 10:46 PM

You blanked your EGR valve in 5 minutes?  I'll pay you to do mine (with the 1cm hole to prevent warning lights)!


I suppose I want to avoid voiding the warranty as I have a 3 year warranty.  Taking the car in on Friday to have it looked at.  I am concerned (for no particular reason) that if they do not find a fault they will charge me even though I have the warranty.  I will show them the issue if they can't find it!

In Topic: Dpf, Egr And Such

25 January 2015 - 10:31 PM

Not sure there is a DPF - it was a suggestion from others, but if there is not one, then it narrows down the issues!  Would love to have the EGR with a hole done as long as it did not invalidate my 3 year warranty...