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dusmike

Member Since 24 Feb 2009
Offline Last Active Apr 07 2009 10:38 AM
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In Topic: fiesta suspension WARNING

01 March 2009 - 12:19 AM

good news.. lets hope many others read this thread.

Surely they will have a recall now?


I was directed to this thread by another member (thanks hotashel) - the problem is still around, this time on an '05 Fusion with 30,000 on the clock. I know this is more miles than many of you but I am still reporting it to Watch Dog, Trading Standards etc. The garage insisted it was fair wear and tear even though the break was spotless. The more people who see the thread the better.

In Topic: Faulty suspension springs

01 March 2009 - 12:11 AM

Hi,

If you go back to around summer time on the Fusion section on this site there are pages and pages and pages were people have had the same problems with their Fushions with the year 2005. You might find it useful to have a look at what people had said, there was lots of talk of trading standards and watchdog etc and lots of lengthy arguments with Ford if memory serves correctly.

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Thanks hotashel
That has made interesting reading and will be added to the complaint I have against Ford and the local main dealer.

In Topic: Faulty suspension springs

28 February 2009 - 06:27 PM

Sometimes bits of gravel can end up getting into the "cup" the spring sits in, then u hit a bump in the road causing the spring to move slightly, ends up on the aforementioned bit of grit and "crack"! It's like sitting a tile on a matchstick and pressing either side of it. There has also been a spate of Fiesta springs going the same way.


That is a possibility I suppose, the break was completely fresh metal - unlike the rusted through spring the main dealer garage produced when we asked for it to get an independent test performed (they 'couldn't find it' when we collected the car but the next day they had 'found it' and then they admitted they had taken it from a different section of the garage, although they insisted ours was in the same condition!)