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Mr GORDON OSBORNE, Essex

Ford Kuga

My 09 Kuga has started to get an engine judder (like the engine is misfiring) once you stop accelerating, change down & it disappears. Only just started, Any ideas ?

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More of another question than answer ours seems to be doing the same & is automatic so we are not sure but suspect a gear box problem did you get yours sorted? Debra from Cornwall

Mine also does this it is an 2012 with, has anyone any look of finding the fault, mine is in ford now for them to fix it hopefully. Sue from Durham

Submitted: 10/07/2016 21:15:35 | ID: 133418

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Les Mitchell, England

Ford S-Max 2010

I lose the sound from my speakers in my Ford S-MAX except centre but at a low level, with a clicking type of sound and the words "drive fault " comes up on the Sony unit. Does anybody know what causes this to happen? Also under hard acceleration in 3/4 gears the engine seems to hesitate a little then pick up. It will keep doing it until you stop accelerating, it feels like a rocking type of motion. I hope things don’t come in 3’s. Any help will be great. (Titanium)

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Hi matey, did you sort out CD player fault and was it a easy fix? Ben Moss from England

I have exactly the same problem displayed as "CD drive fault" with my S-Max from 2010. I also experience that to clear the fault, the car must be turned off and locked for several minutes and that a short power off/on cycle is not enough! I have noticed that the fault can be triggered by placing a mobile phone on the upper left speaker on the dashboard, so I suspect some kind of radio interference problem in the S-Max. It also appears more often on the high-way than in the city (maybe the mobile phone uses more power when far away from base stations?) Of course the error never appears at the Ford service center so they have so far not been able to solve this problem. Linus from Sweden

We have exactly the same issue. Has anyone got to the bottom of this yet? Hannah Swain from London

Ford now seem to have a software update, which solves this problem with S-Max and the sony audio. I visited Ford service a few weeks ago, they updated the sound system, and since then no CD drive fault! Linus Thrybom from Sweden

It’s pretty annoying we have the same problem with a 2010 Titanium x. Happens every other day and just comes out of the blue! Real shame as a great stereo. I’m going to get in touch with Ford as I can’t imagine our dealership will be much help; very friendly, but only interested in problems they see. Any suggestions would be appreciated :). If the car is switched off for more than 10 mins it usually corrects! Lee Bunn from England

same problem with my galaxy titanium stereo... i find holding the power button down until the display goes black, then switching it back on seems to reset it. Maybe be ok again for couple of hours, or couple of minutes then do it again. This is not a great solution but best i've come up with. Very annoying when your singing along.... then click click click. Ford main dealer wanted at least £90 depending on problem to fix it martin from Greater London

I had EXACTLY the same problem as described. I took it to the local main dealer where they advised that the issue was related to communication between the modules/components in the car. They upgraded the firmware of the modules and the problem was resolved. Phil from Staffordshire

Exactly the same problem as detailed. But my local dealership say there is no update and I need a new unit. Can anyone please tell me the dealership in Staffordshire or London who has resolved this so that I can contact them. Even contacted Ford who just supported the dealer's line and said I could go to another dealership. Infuriating. Dec from Surrey

Hi, I have this same problem. Did the Ford dealer charge to fix this update? If so, are you able to give an indication of the cost. Thanks Richard from North Yorkshire

At last some fellow Ford drivers with the same problem. I am selling my S-Max later this year and cannot sell it with this fault. My local Ford dealership said a new unit is £800(!) plus fitting costs. They suggested going onto Ebay and buying a second hand unit, which probably came from breaker`s yard right off Ford's with exact same stereo (cost circa £100 plus fitting costs). This I am wary of as it could be a whole load of expenditure and no fix. Phil from Staffordshire said they upgraded the firmware of modules and problem solved. Does this really fix it 100%? Simon Craig from Surrey

Hi Simon. I can confirm that I took my S-Max to the dealer and asked them to do an audio update. This fixed the problem. I left it with them for a few hours and they charged me £50 for the update. It was fixed about 4 months ago and I haven't seen the error since. I later found out that you can do the update yourself. Details on the link below. It may be risky though if it doesn't work so might be worth paying the dealer to do it. http://digiex.net/guides-reviews/guides-tutorials/14009-ford-audio-bluetooth-usb-firmware-update-november-2012-release-how-update.html Richard from North Yorkshire

Crawley Down Group updated the software and recalibrated for £28 plus they valeted the car - came back sparkling. This was after the unhelpful Lifestyle Ford at Manor Royal told me I needed a whole new unit and refused to take note of the online information I had on how to resolve it. Ford were pretty much the same treating social media as some kind of heresy to be ignored, rather than a way of sharing problems and finding answers. They suggested a second opinion as if I had some major medical condition. Anyway, won't be using Lifestyle ever again and would highly recommend Crawley Down Group for excellent service and not treating me like I was an idiot. Dec from Surrey

Richard from North Yorksire and Dec from Surrey, thank you so much for feed back. My local Ford garage were leaning towards new unit at £800!! Crawley Down Group I have used for other vehicles (vans) for work and have found them good in past. They are only a few miles from my business. Didn't know they did Fords. Thanks gents.. Simon Craig from Surrey

My ford is 2009 galaxy ghia and today the audio system did not work as described. So I power off the car for 4hours than turn the engine on and hold the on/off audio button untill it turn off , still holding button until it turn back on . Now the radio , cd all working. Thanks for the advice. ing saroeun from Surrey

My ford is 2009 galaxy ghia and today the audio system did not work as described. So I power off the car for 4hours than turn the engine on and hold the on/off audio button untill it turn off , still holding button until it turn back on . Now the radio , cd all working. Thanks for the advice. ing saroeun from Surrey

After reading all the very helpful comments here I took my 2010 S-Max Titanium to a Ford dealer today. They insist there is no update and I needed a new unit. I got them to fire up google and directed them here but they still insisted they know nothing of any audio update! New unit for around £800 was their advice. Not sure what else I can do! Graeme from Lancashire

After reading all the very helpful comments here I took my 2010 S-Max Titanium to a Ford dealer today. They insist there is no update and I needed a new unit. I got them to fire up google and directed them here but they still insisted they know nothing of any audio update! New unit for around £800 was their advice. Not sure what else I can do! Graeme from Lancashire

Anyone with this fault dig your heels in. I had to, even Ford customer care were unhelpful. The online answers were treated as some kind of heresy. It is a simple software update/ recalibration. It cost me £28 at Ford in Crawley Down not £800 for a new unit as the idiots at Lifestyle Ford in Crawley wanted to charge me. Sadly Crawley Down no longer has a Ford badge, but I think they can still service etc. Over a year later my stereo is still working fine. Dec from Surrey

Exactly the same problem with my Ford SMax on on 2010 plate . Please recommend someone to rectify in London area, not at Ford. B from Greater London

Exactly the same problem with my Ford SMax on on 2010 plate . Please recommend someone to rectify in London area, not at Ford. B from Greater London

Thanks for this advice. My speakers haven't been working for the last few months. Was trying to build up the courage to be ripped off by my local ford dealer. But just turned on engine held the audio on/off button in for about 6 seconds. All back and working! Why didn't i think of this before! cheers guys! miss SW W from Shropshire

I tried the software upgrade using the link above. The firmware upgrade appeared to work but the CD drive fault and sound coming out of the centre speaker still occurs. Can those that have had this fixed at a dealer confirm they are still free of the fault? James James from Suffolk

Submitted: 15/11/2013 10:36:46 | ID: 57890

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Andrew Thornton, West Glamorgan

Ford Focus

My stop/start light comes on and will not go off until engine is switched off, I also lose power and car will not go over 2000 revs, it's happening after about 20/25 minutes of my journey.

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It's brob your filter I had this they done the filter for me now it's ok I lost power on the moter way and thay at to tow it back to fords Ron from Derbyshire

Submitted: 04/07/2016 13:10:53 | ID: 133233

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STEVEN, Yorkshire

Ford Focus C-Max

Hi. My reversing lights stopped working and I checked the bulbs but they were ok. I looked at the fuses, all of them under the bonnet and on the passenger side but I did not see any obvious problems, so put them all back again as shown in the manual. I locked the car, opened it and all ok but there was no ignition. Then engine system failure came up. I was told to disconnect the battery for 10 minutes but still no joy. Can anybody help?

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It will be the switch at the bottom of the gearbox which tells the carstory electrics in reverse the part cost between 12 to 20 pound but can be difficult to reach a garage would charge between 80 to 100 pound to replace ?? hope this helps Gabrielle from Kent

Submitted: 01/03/2015 15:10:22 | ID: 112542

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Simon, Carmarthenshire

Ford S-Max

I've had the car for about 5 months now and noticed that when I try to close the rear passenger windows they go up, don't fully close then open again. I Pull the switch up again to close the window and it does the same as the first try but on the third attempt they close? I'm sure my last small did it as well. How do I get the rear windows to close on the first attempt?

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I had this before on a 2011 S Max, there was an issue with switch / sensor inside the door and had to be replaced. But you can also try resetting the windows - fully close the window by holding the button,when the window is fully closed release the button for a second and then hold in the close position for five seconds this should reset the window and might cure your problem.do the same for the down position Dave from Greater London

Submitted: 26/07/2016 19:08:37 | ID: 133866

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Patricia Dyke, West Midlands

Ford Fiesta

Our 1999 Ford Fiesta fuel pump has switched off,car starts,but no fuel going in.Where can I find the petrol fuel switch,that has obviously switched off?

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My car is switching off if it starts? bonnietuleipo@gmail.com from North East Lincolnshire

Submitted: 19/07/2016 10:48:48 | ID: 133644

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trevor furniss, South Africa

Ford Focus

hi there pls could u tell me the problem with my ford focus the engine warning light keeps coming up thanks

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Don’t get “ripped off”….In June 2015 the engine warning light of my Ford Focus 1.6 illuminated. As there were no apparent “serious “ problems I extinguished this Several times over the next month by the battery disconnection method. Also during this period it was necessary to top up the Cooling Liquid around every 500 miles or so. There were no obvious signs for this. I then took the Car to the “Expert Mechanics” a Main Ford Dealer/Agent (P***YS) who charged for a Test/Analysis using “Hi Tech” Test Equipments. I received a written Invoice/Report on their Letterhead with confirmation of the verbal explanation that my car was “beyond economical repair” – it was “a write off”. I immediately took the Car to a small local Garage and discussed the situation. They connected a Laptop to the test socket for free and gave a quick look over and listened. The outcome was that one cylinder was sometimes not firing and also that there could possibly be a small gasket leak. I carried out their suggestion to purchase/use a small bottle of RADWELD and fit a new set of Spark Plugs. The car has since done over 13000 miles with no problems at all or with either Engine Warning Light or Cooling Water. BillR Bucks… Bill Ridden from Buckinghamshire

Submitted: 14/02/2016 20:27:43 | ID: 127595

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Diane Carpenter, Staffordshire

Ford Focus

My orange warning light has been on constantly for about 5 days. I topped up my engine oil as I thought it was that, but the light continues to be on. I have checked the oil cap and water coolant cap is on properly.

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Diane.. if engine oil was low there would be a RED light on. An orange light is generally one that advises or warns you that something is not quite right and to have it checked out. It will almost certainly be an orange light with a symbol.. describe what the symbol looks like then check it out in the handbook.. if you have no handbook do a google search for a likeness R Evans from Caerphilly

Don’t get “ripped off”….In June 2015 the engine warning light of my Ford Focus 1.6 illuminated. As there were no apparent “serious “ problems I extinguished this Several times over the next month by the battery disconnection method. Also during this period it was necessary to top up the Cooling Liquid around every 500 miles or so. There were no obvious signs for this. I then took the Car to the “Expert Mechanics” a Main Ford Dealer/Agent (P***YS) who charged for a Test/Analysis using “Hi Tech” Test Equipments. I received a written Invoice/Report on their Letterhead with confirmation of the verbal explanation that my car was “beyond economical repair” – it was “a write off”. I immediately took the Car to a small local Garage and discussed the situation. They connected a Laptop to the test socket for free and gave a quick look over and listened. The outcome was that one cylinder was sometimes not firing and also that there could possibly be a small gasket leak. I carried out their suggestion to purchase/use a small bottle of RADWELD and fit a new set of Spark Plugs. The car has since done over 13000 miles with no problems at all or with either Engine Warning Light or Cooling Water. BillR Bucks… Bill Ridden from Buckinghamshire

Submitted: 17/05/2016 19:30:46 | ID: 131625

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Ian, Surrey

Ford Kuga

Whilst it is freezing outside (-2) I am finding it difficult to get into reverse gear until the engine has warmed up. Could it be the gear box oil is low or needs replacing. On another note the reversing lights stopped working back in October is this connected

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having trouble getting reverse gear can you help ford kuga 2009 thanks dave worrall from Warwickshire

Submitted: 04/02/2015 14:47:05 | ID: 110877

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Linda Garthwaite, Lancashire

Ford Streetka

My lovely Street Ka had an over heating problem and the Ford garage changed the thermostat. I am now paranoid and only do short runs 2 to 5 miles and have noticed the bonnet gets very very hot and there is a hot oil smell (see what I mean). It has been back to the garage today and they have said there is nothing wrong. Is the bonnet meant to get that hot after a 5 mile run. (its not a warm day) Help.

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Hi I had the same problem .. Mine is fine now ..i tried using ready mix coolant .it seems to have stopped it jean from Cheshire

Submitted: 11/05/2016 17:31:00 | ID: 131420

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Carol hamilton, East Renfrewshire

Ford Kuga

What does it mean when the warning comes up sayin tyre sensor undetected

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If the tyes have been change then possible cause could be, the new valves were fitted without the sensors in them ? mh from Leicestershire

Submitted: 15/07/2016 13:50:40 | ID: 133547

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Rachael Wilkinson, England

Ford Mondeo 1999

My Ford Mondeo keeps juddering when below 3000 revs. It`s less when I`m iin highe revs. I changed the spark plugs which made no difference. Any ideas?

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Coilpack/ht leads Nigel Sknner from Wiltshire

Is the probrelem ur having similar to when your trying to drive up hill at 30mph in 5th gear and the engine judders and wants to cut out, as I am having a similar problem with my Mondeo 51 plate 2.0l duratec, mine is sluggish even in 2nd gear when slowed down for turning into anouther street it is sluggish unless I put my foot flat to the floor and also happens at 30 in 4th or 5th on a flat road Dave from Yorkshire

This has been happening to my car any ideas on what it could be? Natalie from Nottinghamshire

Submitted: 03/12/2012 15:16:28 | ID: 64230

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Mary Oxborough, Tyne and Wear

Ford Ka

When I stop at traffic lights, roundabouts etc I feel my car has cut out/stalled. As soon as I touch my accelerator it continues as normal. Anyone know what this could be?

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its known as stop starts suppose to save fuel when at traffic lights ect nothing to worry about edward green from Dorset

Submitted: 01/08/2016 17:46:27 | ID: 134033

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Nikki Robb, Scotland

Ford Ka 2006

My heaters in my Ford Ka have been blowing out hot air for months now and, having taken it to 2 garages who told me I was imagining it, I thought nothing of it. Then I googled the problem and found out it`s a common fault with the Ford Ka and that the heating will be on full lock on hot and will apparently only cost £36 to fix which is fine. However this overheating has caused another problem in the car - all the electrics (apart from windows and lights) have gone, so no back window heater etc and the A/C says it`s on all of the time, (obviously it`s using lots of petrol and water), but the hot air is still blowing out. Any idea how to get this fixed or roughly how much it will be? I don`t want to get the mickey taken out of me again, since I knew there was a problem ages ago and this other problem wouldn`t have happened if they believed me then! Thanks.

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I have exactly the same problem happen to my KA ’06. I am now having to pay £65 to get my dash board lights fixed even though my mechanic told me they fixed my heating problem, which cost me £65 then as well. Now I know there is a link and the same garage is fixing my electronics; I think I’m going to point it out when I go down there next. Sorry I couldn’t help you with your problem, I just thought to let you know you’re not the only one. Beth from Caerphilly

I had the same issue, there is a mechanism behind the dash that is accessible from out side under the window. This is a common fault on certain models and year. Since I had it changed ive had no issue. Regarding lights etc, the dashboard light is easy to mend, but you have to take the stereo ot first, then unscrew two crews holding part of the dash facia on. Then where the perspec screen is (speedo etc) two screws hold the dash in place there. I had this issue, cleaned and change the bulb and no issues. Jason from West Yorkshire

Hi, I have a similar problem, whereas the heater works fine for a while, blowing hot and cold when you turn the dial, but every now and then, it goes straight to hot even when on cold, and does not change. but the next day, the problem has gone. now the heater valve was changed last week, and the coolant was also changed last week. so am i missing something here, or is it the dial itself that could be the problem Michael from Middlesex

Hi, I have a similar problem, whereas the heater works fine for a while, blowing hot and cold when you turn the dial, but every now and then, it goes straight to hot even when on cold, and does not change. but the next day, the problem has gone. now the heater valve was changed last week, and the coolant was also changed last week. so am i missing something here, or is it the dial itself that could be the problem Michael from Middlesex

We are having the same problem and the garage wants to charge us over £600 to fix the valve, etc. Is this normal? Sandra from Cambridgeshire

It's a simple job, the part is around £45 from fords it's called (heater control valve ) HCV it's located under the bonnet behind window wiper surround, takes 30 mins change, don't but after market part as it won't last hope this helps. Steve from Swansea

Submitted: 14/02/2014 09:42:30 | ID: 62098

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Tracey Yeadon, Yorkshire

Ford Kuga 2009

My Ford Kuga broke down with message given power steering malfunction. I took it into Ford and nothing was found. I got a new battery, had it home for 48 hours and it broke down again with the same message. I went back to Ford who put it on diagnostics and found a loose wire, tightened it up and I brought it home, but 17 hours later the car broke down with the same message. It`s still in the garage and they think it`s the cluster but are only seventy per cent sure. Any ideas?

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I had this same problem on Monday 18th July!!! Power steering malfunction message appeared when we were about a mile from our holiday destination! The Kuga was only 2 weeks old and done less than 500 miles!! To say I was unhappy was an understatement!! Ford assist arranged for the AA to come out but they couldn't fix it at roadside as nothing was coming up on their computer. It was recovered to the local Ford garage and they replaced the power steering module unit.......we collected the car on the Friday and so far (touch wood) it appears to be working fine. I have read lots of posts on historically where people have had this same issues but its been on older models. Hope you manage to sort yours out soon!!! Rachel from Essex

Submitted: 27/01/2014 12:15:37 | ID: 59945

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Karen Budd, Cheshire

Ford Fiesta

My side lights are on all the time when I'm driving. Cant work out how to switch them off. They turn off when I turn the engine off and back on when \I switch engine on.

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I would say they are the day time running lights. Mine is the same. I don't think you c an switch them off Lisa from Essex

Submitted: 25/07/2016 16:01:18 | ID: 133826

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David Stewart, Scotland

Ford Fiesta 2003

How do you reset the mileage counter on my Ford Fiesta? When I press any of the 2 black buttons, one changes the clock and the other only shows the 2 mileage readings. How do you reset the mileage back to zero to judge how far you`ve travelled on your journey? It also helps to know how much petrol you have in reserve if your low fuel light comes on. (finesse)

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With my 2003 Fiesta you just press and hold the button that changes the readout from total mileage to trip mileage. You do have to hold it for quite a few seconds John Piper from Sussex

how to resat total kilometers foard fiesta 2013 kuldeep thakur from South Yorkshire

Submitted: 14/02/2013 12:45:05 | ID: 69337

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Lee Webster , South Yorkshire

Ford S-Max

Hi I have I whining sound occurring on my S-Max. It is worse when the engine is warm and is noticeable when driving straight but get worse when I'm turning, especially when full lock is on. Any suggestions what it could be?

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power steering fluid low, check level, if not its the pump andy from Gloucestershire

Submitted: 17/04/2016 20:29:56 | ID: 130514

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Michael White, England

Ford Ka 2005

Everytime I brake going over a pothole or a manhole my Ford Ka’s brakes vibrate and the brake pedal goes soft and they stop working for a short while. It`s happened a few times now but today I nearly went into the back of a van if I hadn`t pulled the handbrake and down shift. What could the problem be?

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What you are describing sounds like ABS function where you will feel vibration through the pedal in response to a skid prevention scenario and a different brake response. If so this is normal function, but as it’s brakes I would advise a checkover just incase. Use a garage you know or have had recommended as brakes are a scammers target area. - Martin (Master technician 20+ years) Anonymous from

Hi there, the problem that Michael White explained is exactly what I have. If i go over a deep pothole or similar in the road, the brake pedal seems to shudder, then go flat to the floor. after you pump it a bit it comes good. have nearly had two rear enders as aresult. it is intermittent. The mechanic cannot find anything, and someone above said it seemed normal! Well can anyone help me please. Is this a known fault with Ka? I have already told my partner, If I die in a crash he needs to sue the garage! Any advice greatly appreciated. Donna Oakland from Yorkshire

Submitted: 10/01/2014 12:29:22 | ID: 60608

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julie, West Midlands

Ford Ka

My driver`s side car seat won`t go forward, I have to push it forward so I can put my crutches on the back seat. It was working perfectly until today. Any ideas?

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The catch has gone on the side door.. Will need replacing. I had this problem with last Ka on passenger side Salma from West Sussex

Submitted: 16/06/2014 14:19:25 | ID: 97800

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Tony Garrett, Flintshire

Ford Mondeo Estate 2002

Does anyone know if my 2002 Ford Mondeo Estate Ghia X has a timing belt or a chain?

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Petrol or diesel and what size engine? Martin Jones from Essex

.My husband has this car. it has a chain Lynn Whyte-Heath from Surrey

Submitted: 27/10/2011 10:17:12 | ID: 83338

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Sarah, Buckinghamshire

Ford Kuga

Juga said remote battery low. Changed battery checked correct way round. Now remote won't work. Had this problem previously when remote battery died. No warning that time. Had to disconnect the battery, then when reconnected it worked. Is there another way of connecting the remote?

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Sorry meant ford Kuga Sarah from Buckinghamshire

On mondeo should be something similar on most fords place key in ignition turn to position two backwards and forwards (mondeo 4 times) yours might be diffrent so turn key on and off to position two until a loud bleep then just press one of the buttons on the fob - hope it works done it many times on my focus and mondeo Garry from Denbighshire

Submitted: 29/06/2016 13:14:01 | ID: 133091

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t newcombe, Northamptonshire

Ford C-Max

Engine malfunction light appears then loss of power , this has happened a few times and we now dare not go on a long journey . First time rac called showed injector problem they stated never seen this on a 2008 model before , towed to a garage and the garage could find no fault and stated not the injector. If this happens now all leads to the injectors are twiddled and the car then starts. Please help.

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Hi, did you get your CMax fixed ? Can you please tell me what the problem was. This is exactly what is happening to my CMax. Thanks SAttwood from Nottinghamshire

I am having the exact same problem with my 08 C-Max, did you both find out what was causing the problem? C.Watkins from Greater London

I am having the exact same problem with my 08 C-Max, did you both find out what was causing the problem? C.Watkins from Greater London

Try cleaning battery terminals with electrical cleaner same thing happened to my o4 2.0 tdi did this and everything been fine since. nai from Tyne and Wear

Submitted: 21/05/2014 09:45:11 | ID: 95828

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Mel Smith, Northamptonshire

Ford Fusion

Petrol cap cover which requires the key to open it has seized on my daughter`s 2003 Fusion. Does anyone know how, without destroying the cover, to get access? Or does it mean destroying the cover to gain access then replacing the cover with a new lock? If there is a way to get the lock open without destroying the cover can a new lock barrel be obtained on its own?

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my petrol cap lock was stiff i sprayed it with wd40 it now works ok try it may work for you mjspencer from Middlesex

Submitted: 04/01/2015 11:20:43 | ID: 108869

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R walker, North Yorkshire

Ford Kuga

Steering problem.. I have rejected two new kuga cars as the steering veers to the left as soon as you let go of the steering wheel. Ford engineers have been unable to correct the problem. My garage tells me all fords tend to do this !,,,, anyone else had the problem ?

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Check tyre pressures first, if they are OK get the tracking checked Alan Shaw from Essex

Same was with my car bought car 5_4_16 and it was pulling since then ford dearler had it for for a month could not fix the problem it got that bad I rejected the car which was refused I paid for an assessor to look at car and there was a bias in the steering which the wheel alignment was not to factory settings ford got report and done nothing to resolved the car its been parked up since mmay 2016 and now taking leagl action for faulty goods been sold philip fagan from Ireland

Submitted: 18/01/2016 13:19:59 | ID: 126333

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Sandra, West Midlands

Ford Fusion

car used reasonably regular ( 3 -4 times weekly) with no problem for 4 years.. last week after being left for 3 days (in garage where it is normally kept) door would not open except manually and car would not start.Even the immobiliser light was not flashing. Our usual mechanic checked it over and found the battery was flat . Fitted new battery. Used cars for several trips over 3 days, then it was in the garage for 3 days unused, Same problem ,couldn't open the door and would not start, no immobiliser light. Battery flat again. Mechanic came round started car using jump leads . He has checked over the car and cannot find any problem with Alternator... is charging battery. Something is obviously draining the battery down... any clues please..?

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Sounds like one of your interior lights are staying on. Close the car up with the central locking, make sure the interior lights have gone out. Check the tailgate is closing properly. Eric from Merseyside

Submitted: 03/11/2015 17:42:42 | ID: 123086

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Michael, Warwickshire

Ford Focus

With the weather being so hot in the past few days i've been using the air conditioning. when finished work i found a lot of water under the car not sure if its the air conditioning or not. I would be great full if you could let me know if it is and how much water can you get from it as it was a good puddle of water with thanks.

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Michael, you will get a pool of water under the car when using aircon.. it is condensate that the aircon system filters out and drops it under the car... can be a fair bit too sometimes depending on weather condition outside your air-conned car.., how long you were driving the car, how efficient the aircon is... R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 09/06/2016 13:46:36 | ID: 132491

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Gordon Dinsdale, Yorkshire

Ford Galaxy 2002

My Ford Galaxy (Ghia) 1.9 TD has an electronic problem. The hazard lights flash for no apparent reason while out driving and it`s very difficult to stop them. If the driver’s or passenger window is activated they will flash again. The rear windows will not open at all and the rear wiper refuses to work. I’ve checked the fuses and they are okay. I can’t help thinking there is a bad earth or connection of some sort not working. A friend says it’s the ’control box’. What’s that? Any help or suggestions would be very much appreciated. (Ghia 1.9 TD)

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I have ford galaxy 19tdi 2001 starts run fun hazard lights fiash David rayment. from Norfolk

Submitted: 17/09/2013 14:55:29 | ID: 54506

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David rayment., Norfolk

Ford Galaxy

I have ford galaxy it run fun glow. Light flights on off engine run fune won't hit it

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Pardon??? R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 08/06/2016 22:56:20 | ID: 132474

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mike, Carmarthenshire

Ford Galaxy

iv just fixed a leaky vacume hose and in testing i found the engine wont rev while my foots on the breaks..i know not normal driving situation.. but is this normal ? mabee egr valve probs?..

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the car is a 99 plate td lx galaxy mike from Carmarthenshire

Submitted: 29/05/2016 16:26:08 | ID: 132145

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jones, Kent

Ford C-Max

an information message appeared on the screen telling me my key fob battery was low this has now been changed but it still appears

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Is it the spare key that you don't use? My girl friend had that happen to her. Malcolm from Staffordshire

Submitted: 22/10/2015 08:46:18 | ID: 122576

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lionel, South Africa

Ford Kuga

Hi Want to but a demo Kuga 2015, but engine block light stays on and manual indicates engine malfunction. However the dealer says their onboard computer system has diagnosed some exhaust emission sensor faulty. Is this so, and what procedure needs to be followed to correct the above? Does the sensor need replacing, and, or, could their be some other proble? Is this a serious problem? Should I look for another Kuga?

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It is most probably the diesel particulate filter sensor. They are easy to replace but since you have taken it to a dealer would make sense for them to deal with it. Expect to pay around £250 including fitting. Alan Shaw from Essex

DPM sensor replacement indeed - I was charged just under £500 for this by TCH Burton on Trent. I queried the cost with TCH and Ford Cust Services but got nowhere. Shop around for price, including independants. Still love my Kuga, but that was a slap in the face. Never going back to a main dealer again. Their loss! Barry Bexson from Derbyshire

Submitted: 09/04/2016 12:23:54 | ID: 130153

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Kelly rowland , Nottinghamshire

Ford Kuga

I have a 2010 ford kuga tdi, the indicators do not flash when the doors are centrally locked, only when they are double locked. The garage have told me this is standard on my model but I don't think this is correct, would anybody know the answer . Also my wheels spin in damp weather when accelerating garage say this is also normal.

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Indicators only flash when double locked, this is normal. If your whells are spinning, either you have a heavy right foot or your tyres need to be checked for wear. Alan Shaw from Essex

Submitted: 29/01/2016 21:02:23 | ID: 126869

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ken, Tyne and Wear

Ford Kuga

does a ford kuga tdci 163 bhp with 26k on the clock require brake pads changing

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There is no hard and fast mileage rule. Pads need to be inspected for wear. Replace if less than 2mm of friction material left. Alan Shaw from Essex

Submitted: 31/03/2016 09:21:36 | ID: 129726

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Sharon, Lincolnshire

Ford Kuga

Had this car 15 months with no problems at all. Went into supermarket to do a shop came back and my key fob would not work, I thought the battery in the fob must be dead. I unlocked the doors manually but the car still wouldnt acknowledge the key to start. So I had to put the key into the ignition and the car started first time and I was able to take the key from the ignition. But now my (i) light is on all the time, my indicators work in the outside but do not show up on the dash or make a noise, my temperature monitor is not registeringredients a temp either. I can not gain acces to my boot at all. Can anyone please shed any light what my next move is?

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You may need to do a soft reset of the system. Disconect positive laad from battery (first check you have a radio code). Connect a low wattage 12 volt bulb in series between the disconnected positive lead and ground. Bulb will glow for a few moments then gradually dim then go out. Disconnect your test bulb wiring and reconnect your postive battery lead to battery. Everything should now work although you will need to enter code on radio to get it to operate again. Good Luck Alan Shaw from Essex

Submitted: 02/05/2016 16:44:03 | ID: 131073

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paulwheeleruk@fsmail.net, Warwickshire

Ford Ka

My other half has a 2011 ka with a/c. The problem she has is that the air distribution is stuck on the foot well. The lights light up when trying to distribute on windscreen or body but have no effect.Any suggestions or help would be much appreciated. Thanks. Paul

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Cable at rear of switch control probably fell off Graeme from North Lanarkshire

Submitted: 15/02/2016 12:39:21 | ID: 127620

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ashley, Cardiff

Ford Ka

I was driving up an hill earlier and the engine stopped after a while it started again but it does it again just wondering if anyone knew the reason behind this

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Oil maybe.....if running low on fuel could have swooshed back away from hose Graeme from North Lanarkshire

Submitted: 23/02/2016 16:03:50 | ID: 128068

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Emma brown, Leicestershire

Ford Ka

Hi Guys need HELP, MY Ford KA has been revving high when i start it up in the mornings for the past few days without me touching the excelerater. Today the car will not start up. The battery is new and the car is a 08 plate what could be the problem? Thank you

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Try redex engine cleaner ..pour into full tank of fuel...wifes was doing it been running on ultimate fuel alot better so is mph...£1.50 full tank dearer than smart price fuel and cleans engine Graeme from North Lanarkshire

Submitted: 12/05/2016 10:49:07 | ID: 131439

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Michelle Birch, Staffordshire

Ford Ka

Hi I have a ford ka 53 plate. It runs perfectly fine until it rains heavily. Once it rains or I go through a large puddle the engine light will come on. It will the cut out. I will have trouble starting it for a couple of minutes as it will cut out with the battery light and oil light coming on. It has oil and the battery has been checked. I will try to start going again but when I push my foot on the excellent or the battery light will flash and it will cut the car out. After I am able to turn it back on and let it sit for a short while it will start and allow me to go again. What could this problem be? Thank you.

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Don't go through big puddles lol ?? check to make sure the plastic is not broken on inside of wheel ie arch might be sucking water through air intake Graeme from North Lanarkshire

Submitted: 11/04/2016 14:01:25 | ID: 130234

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Richard, Bedfordshire

Ford Ka

My wife has a 2009 KA which developed a knocking sound which is only audible on a slightly bumpy road, however, we cannot find where this is coming from. We have just had it MOT'd and the mechanic said it needed front anti roll bar bushes and roll bar end links, which we had him change. The knocking is still there. We have now had 3 mechanics look at it and nobody can find where this noise is coming from, and frankly it is driving us mad. Has anyone else had the same experience with their KA, having the same issue and can anyone offer any advice on what it could possibly be. My friend has a Fiesta and his is also doing the same thing and he has not been able to have that diagnosed anywhere either, so is this a Ford trait.

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Try top mounts on suspension Graeme from North Lanarkshire

Submitted: 06/05/2016 16:18:30 | ID: 131220

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