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My car went to the Ford dealer at the beginning of September for its first Convenience Check. While there it also had a software update to the telematics module that evidently reduces power consumption and seems to have stopped the “your car is in deep sleep messages” on Ford Pass. So that’s a positive that this issue can be fixed.

 

Does anyone know where the telematics module is located? As now I have an annoying continual rattle on certain road surfaces coming from the front passenger side, possibly footwell area. I’m hoping it’s a coincidence (fingers crossed)

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2 hours ago, Aldridge Andy said:

My car went to the Ford dealer at the beginning of September for its first Convenience Check. While there it also had a software update to the telematics module that evidently reduces power consumption and seems to have stopped the “your car is in deep sleep messages” on Ford Pass. So that’s a positive that this issue can be fixed.

 

Does anyone know where the telematics module is located? As now I have an annoying continual rattle on certain road surfaces coming from the front passenger side, possibly footwell area. I’m hoping it’s a coincidence (fingers crossed)

I don't know for sure on that car but it is likely to be behind the lower dash near the centre/Sync area.

Unless they had to change the battery on the Telematics unit they would only need to access the OBD Port to do the update and maybe that has a plastic cover with a retainer to keep the dirt out like the Focus and if so it is unlikely to have been put back on and may be flapping about.

There is not much involved in a Convienance check other than under the Bonnet and under the car.

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I just wanted to offer some feedback, I think I’ve found the rattle, this was left between the centre console and passenger seat ... it fell out when I moved the seat right back to clean ... 

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1 hour ago, Aldridge Andy said:

I just wanted to offer some feedback, I think I’ve found the rattle, this was left between the centre console and passenger seat ... it fell out when I moved the seat right back to clean ... 

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People regularly lose 10/13mm sockets...but not generally still attached to a ratchet and extension! :laugh: 

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There's probably a mechanic somewhere pulling his/her hair out trying to fathom out where the hell they had left their ratchet...don't you just love it when that happens 🤣

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5 hours ago, Aldridge Andy said:

I just wanted to offer some feedback, I think I’ve found the rattle, this was left between the centre console and passenger seat ... it fell out when I moved the seat right back to clean ... 

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I've acquired a fair number of tools that way over the years!😀

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1 hour ago, Eric Bloodaxe said:

I've acquired a fair number of tools that way over the years!😀

A few months ago my daughter had the timing belt changed on her Kuga at a local 'timing belt specialist' and all seemed OK.

Then two weeks ago she got stuck in a very slow moving traffic jam. After awhile the car started to overheat. Very fortunately just as she was going to have to find somewhere to pull over and stop, the traffic cleared and as she picked up speed normal operating temperature was restored. So last weekend I thought I'd better check it over for her but to be honest I didn't expect to find anything broken. Imagine my surprise when firstly I found the electric cooling fan jammed solid, and the bigger surprise when I found the cause of the problem to be a 16/17mm Ring Spanner stuck between the fan blades and the cowling. 😧

Do you think I should take it back to the garage that did the timing belt or just add it to my toolbox? 😀

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1 hour ago, unofix said:

Do you think I should take it back to the garage that did the timing belt or just add it to my toolbox? 

Put it back then take the car in stating an overheating fault...  See if they own up to it or not! :biggrin:

On a more serious note though, mechanics usually have to buy all their own tools.  Anything lost has to come out of their own pocket so I would return personally.

 

 

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Little update, my annoying rattle is back from the passenger side front footwell when driving along roads dressed with “tar and chippings”.

I’m leaning towards it’s the issue first reported with 2018-2019 cars involving vibrations in the cabin heater pipes as they pass through the bulkhead. Has anyone experienced this issue and achieved a successful fix? 

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It would seem, no matter when a Fiesta was built, they all have a rattle somewhere, my pan roof has a slight rattle, and until recently my drivers door card as well. (Managed to stop that one day by giving it a few good bashes)

I'm sure i've seen more than one thread maybe not on this forum, but others, titled 'what rattles in your Fiesta.' It could be literally anything, and might not even be exactly where it sounds like its coming from.

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4 hours ago, Tom44 said:

titled 'what rattles in your Fiesta.'

That's why they fit them all with radios 🤣

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On 10/11/2022 at 12:08 AM, unofix said:

That's why they fit them all with radios 🤣

yeah, anything above volume 14 seems to fix the issues. Thats a decent find with the socket as well btw.

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My late 2019 Fiesta has rattles all over. They get worse with age.

I have the plastic surround to the gearshift gator unclipped to stop that rattle, I have the black plastic piece behind the steering wheel and display unclipped.

Driver door speaker area vibrates but can't do much about that.

Rear single passenger seat squeaks going over speedbumps or poor road surfaces.

Fiestas of this age seem to be of a very poor build quality!

Can't wait to get rid, not much longer to wait now hopefully.

Someone elses problem then.

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jesus, yours must have been a friday afternoon job, least you're able to get rid of it soon, sorry to the new owner, hopefully they are deaf. 😂

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12 hours ago, Tom44 said:

jesus, yours must have been a friday afternoon job, least you're able to get rid of it soon, sorry to the new owner, hopefully they are deaf. 😂

Worst car I have ever had for rattles, absolutely terrible. The wife's Mhev isn't as bad yet to be fair.... did say to the dealer that if the forthcoming Puma ST rattles like this, it will be coming back. He assured me the Puma build quality is far better than the Fiesta. 😄😄😄

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1 hour ago, Mavroz said:

He assured me the Puma build quality is far better than the Fiesta. 😄😄😄

Good job salesmen are known for their honesty! :wink: 

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Doesn't say a lot for the once much-respected German build quality if the output from the Craiova plant in Romania is now superior to Cologne. That said, I keep reading good things about Dacias too.

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