James2019

Can't always get into 1st and 2nd Gear

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I have a 2015 Ford Fiesta Black Edition and over the last 2 weeks I have been having some issues with my gearbox.

The best way to explain (or where the issue mostly occurs) is when stopping at a traffic light and put the handbrake on, when i go to put it into 1st it sometimes will not let me. It also does this with 2nd some of the time as well. I then need to pull off in 3rd but as soon as i pull off I can put it into 1st or 2nd, no problem. Nothing happens when I leave my foot on the clutch in neutral in terms of a stiff gear change.

This has happened around 6/7 times but a lot of the time I do not have an issue. This morning, when slowing down to go into 2nd i heard a big crunch. It happened twice and then stopped again.

Have done 40k and had the car nearly 3 years.

Any ideas what this may be? Thanks in advance

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Synchros have gone.

This is a known issue on the 5 speed gearbox and the 140ps engine.

Take it to ford and explain the problem and that you know this is a common issue affecting this car. A search on the forums will show you there's a few posts like this.

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Hi,

I have look on previous threads and yes it seems like a few have had the issue.

Any idea of cost for this?

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No idea, mine hasn't done it yet, instead my 3rd and reverse won't disengage.

I'd be tempted to push for some goodwill from Ford with it being a known issue and 4 years old. No harm in trying.

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