Broxibear212

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    Paul
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    Focus ST line
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    2019
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    Ayrshire
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  1. Hey guys following on from our carry on Ford had our St line from the 29th jan with the fore mentioned problems. Luckily I think the dealership/ford eventually came to the conclusion that with all the problems I had with the car they would allow me to order a new one and they would take that one back. I had been stuck in a horrendous Vauxhall Astra Sri (rental car) omg has the Sri badge been murdered by Vauxhall but that’s a different story. Anyway got a call last week to say that they had finally managed to fix our old st line. Bearing in mind they had the car from jan till last week but they got there in the end. Apparently all the problems I was having was down to a faulty module😳. Anyway we picked it Thursday last week till our new car came in and it ran absolutely perfect 👌🏻. Im am extremely happy to say I did change it over today for a brand new focus st line x and I’m absolutely over the moon with it. It seems we just had a really unlucky experience in regards to the module going wrong, In regards to the oil pressure switch it seems to be a bad batch I hope I actually ordered this new st line x weeks ago from the factory in Germany in the hope of avoid the problem so will let you know if it happens to the new car.
  2. Hey guys sorry it’s been a little while updating on here but unfortunately I have a warning for every mk 4 owner. Obviously a while back I reported to you all about the problem with the oil pressure switch which I’m glad to say was sorted fairly quickly by my ford garage, unfortunately not long after the oil switch our focus st line developed what I guess I must describe a major software problem which completely shut down. The car could not be driven,started,moved at all basically as I said this happened about a week after the oil switch issues baring in mind that problem happened after approx four hours of brand new ownership. So that was the first time it happened and ford dealership took the car via us having to get the RAC to uplift back to them. They had our brand new focus for about 7-10 days in which time they said it just needed a software update that no error codes were showing and they thought it was just a software glitch nothing more they could really do. So we get the car back at this point Im happy as I actually really love the car nice to drive etc. My wife takes the car to get some shopping about 5 days goes to start it and guess what.....Brake fault malfunction warnings yet again! Car In complete shutdown unable to drive unable to start. At this point I might of blown my top slightly as this was a brand new car now going in for the third time Anyway I’m at pain to say both my dealership and ford have been shockingly useless. They are at this point in time had the car for 38 days in total, so I got the RAC to go out for an independent inspection and report and low and behold the day the RAC at the dealership FORD HAVE A RELASED A WORLD WIDE FAULT NOTIFATION that some Ford Focus mk4 have a serious problem relating to the braking system that’s causing these vehicles to completely shutdown and ford doesn’t have an answer yet as to why and if it’s certain vin batches or models ie ST line they don’t know. I would like to say I can’t remember the exact terminology for the ford fault thing only that we had to drag it out of the dealership. I’m completely gutted at this point as I’m a ford fan and actually loved the st line.we won’t be taking that car back from ford that’s already been agreed I’m now have to think due I take another new focus and hope it’s just a batch of bad ones or to go elsewhere. The one thing that’s making me think about going elsewhere is that ford actually don’t know what’s causing this or how to fix it. As it stands the ford garage has had the car more than I’ve had it. Guys just be aware that ford are obviously not advertising this and nether are the dealerships so if your focus starts to display brake malfunction,parking brake malfunction and a whole host of other warnings and you can’t drive the car it might be the same thing as me. Also for ford to of issued a world wide notice it’s obviously more than just my one car this is happening too. Paul.
  3. Hey guys I too have got my car back:-) am pleased to report that I’m confident they have fixed the problem as the have put an extra 60miles on my car I do believe it has been done thoroughly. What I can also say is that I absolutely love the way the car drives and handles! I will admit I had a little try of the sports mode and jeez can it pull for such a small engine. Anyway guys hope you all have a good Christmas with your fords take care Paul.
  4. Just out of interest Guys does everyone Still do the 1000 mile run in period before opening your car up in a brand new car? Would be interesting to hear opinions as I’ve researched this but it seems to be a matter of opinion as to weather you need to do this in a modern engine nowadays?
  5. Fantastic news Andy pleased for you. Do you your if dealership is going to do run tests with the new part fitted? Our garage has said that with the new part fitted the car will be put through some run tests before we get it back. Will update once I know more.
  6. I’m am genuinely gob smacked that ford could even take a risk of problem considering the previous engines coolant problems and the reputation damage ford suffered. My ford garage is saying a week, I have to be honest I’m not convinced only because your garage is telling you there is a problem getting the part. My ford dealership hasn’t even admitted this to me yet! Forgot to mention I managed to get a hirer car from my garage as the very very least they could do for a car that had suffered a major fault with only 80 miles done......... it turned up this morning FIAT TIPO!! I’m stuck with this pile of crap for at least a week,I’ve never been so put off driving in my life lol. Its very concerning And it’s really knocked my confidence in the engine, well keep you updated on my progress or lack there off. Good luck @andy2086 Paul.
  7. Just had confirmation from Ford,I had to chase them of course they didn’t phone me. It is the oil pressure switch which looks to me like Ford is heading for big problems with this new engine like they had with there old Eco boost engine in regards to reliability problems. Not exactly a good look for fords reputation beyond angry at Ford just now. My car apparently is going to take the best part of a week to Order in the part in,fit it,and test it🤯
  8. I’m really sorry to hear you have experienced this problem too Andy I was actually really hoping mine was a one off, and this hadn’t happened to any other mk4s. I’m pretty gutted at the moment as I was loving the car. It’s not the point that’s it’s under warranty and will be fixed it’s that it’s a brand new car and shouldn’t happen. The problem you described is exactly what happened to mine I had a warning light too although I think it was an engine oil warning light but to be honest I’m not 100% We are actually still waiting on ford telling us how long the repair is going to take going to phone back this afternoon once I’ve calmed down a bit! @JW1982 Thanks for the additional information I wasn’t actually aware that the engine had changed at all,that’s why I felt quite confident going ahead with the new focus as I felt the engine was tried and tested. Obviously I was aware about the previous coolant problem and that had been ironed out. So quite concerning that at least 3 now new focus had suffered this oil pressure issues so quickly after we have got out cars has ford not tested these engines? Mind blowing to wonder how this wasn’t found out at the testing stage.
  9. Eh the max rev value would be no more than 3500rpm I didn’t have the speed over 55mph ether as I wanted to make sure the engine was given time to be broken in. Oil levels as far as I’m aware should of been perfect as it was meant to of been put through a massive checklist before its handed over to me.unfortantely I didn’t get the chance to check the oil levels as it was already getting dark and I was on a motorway. So I’m now left wondering if the technician hasnt really done the checks hence the low oil pressure warning or its some kind of fault or failure of component on a brand new car. I’ve had a look through you tube but all the faults I could find on there are all coolant related and nothing to do with oil.
  10. HELP NEEDED! Hey guys interested to see if anyone else has had this experience with the 1.0ltr Eco boost specifically 125bhp model but any others also interested in hearing about. So I picked up my brand new Focus st line 1.0 eco boost this morning, decided to go a run to enjoy my first experience of my new car. Done about 80 odd miles and was on the way back home when I got a sudden warning “low oil pressure” phoned ford and they asked me to bring the car back in to the garage. Where tonight it remains under investigation I had only had 5 hours. Now I think that the car probably should of not been driven to them once I got that warning but it was there instructions to drive it too them so I did. I want to stress this is a brand new car with the miles i put on it today has anybody came across this problem before? The garage let slip that it was thoroughly checked oil levels etc before pick up so I’m at loss to understand what’s happened. I drove the car at max of 55mph today to break the engine in so I know it wasn’t put under any stress by me. look forward to hearing you guys experience or thoughts?
  11. HELP NEEDED! Hey guys interested to see if anyone else has had this experience with the 1.0ltr Eco boost specifically 125bhp model but any others also interested in hearing about. So I picked up my brand new Focus st line 1.0 eco boost this morning, decided to go a run to enjoy my first experience of my new car. Done about 80 odd miles and was on the way back home when I got a sudden warning “low oil pressure” phoned ford and they asked me to bring the car back in to the garage. Where tonight it remains under investigation I had only had 5 hours. Now I think that the car probably should of not been driven to them once I got that warning but it was there instructions to drive it too them so I did. I want to stress this is a brand new car with the miles i put on it today has anybody came across this problem before? The garage let slip that it was thoroughly checked oil levels etc before pick up so I’m at loss to understand what’s happened. I drove the car at max of 55mph today to break the engine in so I know it wasn’t put under any stress by me. look forward to hearing you guys experience or thoughts?
  12. Hi mate i like the ST badge on the front grill was that standard or have you put it on your self

  13. Yeah I’ve said that when I first seen the new focus that it looked like a bmw 1 series. Apparently the interior quality has improved over previous generations although how much I’m not sure will let everyone know when mine arrives:)
  14. Well as I said I’ve ordered my st line in the shadow black, quite like the ST in it too. So guys what are your thoughts on the ST then?