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Dennis McCarthy, Middlesex

Ford Fiesta

I just bought the car from a Ford dealer in Edgeware, Middlesex and this is the first night I brought it home. The alarm went off at 11pm, then 3am then 4am for no apparent reason. Looking at it this morning, I just noticed the display says the bonnet is open but it is definately shut. I tried pressing the lock button twice this morning wondering if this will cure the infrequent alarm tripping. Can you help?

Submitted: 26/02/2015 09:33:03 | ID: 112368

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Tonyryan, Merseyside

Ford Fiesta

Recently I`ve noticed that when I leave my lights on and open the door it no longer beeps to tell me my lights are on and I`ve ended up flattening my battery. Any ideas please? Also not sure if this is linked but whenever I get back into my car my clock resets to 1am and the date back to 2008 which I assume was the date the car was first registered, also the trip resets to zero, this is whenever I take the keys out of the ignition. Any ideas please guys?

Submitted: 22/02/2015 23:45:06 | ID: 112151

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michael, Essex

Ford Fiesta

I have put a 1600 Zetec in my car and loom ECU transponder and I had it running and where it is not a road car I cut wires that were not connected. I cut the ones off in the engine bay first and it started, then I cut the ones in the inside and only the ones going to back all dash wiring are still there and it did not start, so then I connected all the wires I cut and it still will not start? The immobilizer will not turn off. Please help

Submitted: 20/02/2015 07:30:59 | ID: 111934

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gary park, Lancashire

Ford Fiesta

my hazard warning lights keep flashing even when the car is off the only way to turn them off is to disconnect the battery so it wont drain. ive tried taking out the fuse but the same still happens even without the fuse in. please help what could it be?

Submitted: 18/02/2015 11:41:17 | ID: 111777

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Shah, Greater London

Ford Fiesta

My 10 plate ford feasta key dont turn all the way

Submitted: 16/02/2015 18:53:20 | ID: 111682

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JUSTINE BOYLE, Antrim

Ford Fiesta

My 2004 Ford Fiesta Finesse 3 door hatchback petrol does not have colour code information. How do I go about getting the code? Thank you

Submitted: 13/02/2015 11:31:42 | ID: 111450

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njabulo, South Africa

Ford Fiesta

What does it shows if the accilarator sensor is not working

Submitted: 11/02/2015 09:04:15 | ID: 111311

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Sue, Cheshire

Ford Fiesta

My abs lights come on?

Submitted: 10/02/2015 09:10:50 | ID: 111246

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Joanne landy, Isle of Wight

Ford Fiesta

I replaced the car battery this morning. All went well. When I started the car the digital display just turned to pixel and now the radio will not work. any ideas

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As per my earlier question (Above) the car in question is a Ford Fiesta Diesel 1.4 2007 model. Any suggestions/answers would be gratefully received. thank you Joanne landy from Isle of Wight

Submitted: 07/02/2015 17:44:22 | ID: 111071

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edward, South Africa

Ford Fiesta

keeps revving up and down while ideling and jerks while driving

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ford fiesta over-revs the Mrs has a 1.4 zetec, which would not idle always at 2000 rpm the slowly dropped down to 700 and was missing until it passed 1100 rpm. i changed the pipes under the inlet, idle valve and throttle pot check all hose to the air box. Still the same , so i took off the throttle body again, i noticed there was some corrosion on the face. i used a piece of flat glass and some fine emery paper the removed and corrosion until it was flat, then i greased the rubber seal and refitted the plate. Also where the throttle pot fits i put some grease on the spindle and a smear around the sensor and refitted it, whilst its not 100% it cured it to about 95% and is more drive able it may help steve calvert from Lancashire

ford fiesta over-revs the Mrs has a 1.4 zetec, which would not idle always at 2000 rpm the slowly dropped down to 700 and was missing until it passed 1100 rpm. i changed the pipes under the inlet, idle valve and throttle pot check all hose to the air box. Still the same , so i took off the throttle body again, i noticed there was some corrosion on the face. i used a piece of flat glass and some fine emery paper the removed and corrosion until it was flat, then i greased the rubber seal and refitted the plate. Also where the throttle pot fits i put some grease on the spindle and a smear around the sensor and refitted it, whilst its not 100% it cured it to about 95% and is more drive able it may help steve calvert from Lancashire

Submitted: 02/02/2015 09:21:05 | ID: 110714

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Teresa boad, Hertfordshire

Ford Fiesta

When I put my headlights on my dashboard lights start to dim untill off

Submitted: 02/02/2015 09:20:15 | ID: 110713

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Steve Lennon, Stoke-on-Trent

Ford Fiesta

Does a Fiesta Zetec S 57 Plate lock automatically?

Submitted: 30/01/2015 10:09:16 | ID: 110537

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kieran, Staffordshire

Ford Fiesta

Hi i recently brought a fiesta zetec s 1.6 x reg. For some reason the indicators and hazards dont work. Everything else on the stick.works i.e lights so it isnt the stick ..when i lock the car and put the alarm.on the indicators and lights flash so they work accept the front left. Possibly a bulb. The fuse has been changed . Could it be a relay ?? Also when i get above speeds of.60 it tends to get really hot but the oil level is low . Could that be the problem?? Thanks

Submitted: 23/01/2015 08:39:09 | ID: 110149

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michael curley, Oxfordshire

Ford Fiesta

My Ford Fiesta 1.4 tdci strats runs for 10 - 20 seconds then stops. Plenty of diesel, light flashes on the dash. I have no handbook

Submitted: 22/01/2015 12:09:18 | ID: 110094

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stephen bloggs, County Londonderry

Ford Fiesta

Does anyone have the fault code for wheel speed sensor FRONT RH on a 2008 Ford Fiesta 1.25i Zetec?

Submitted: 21/01/2015 21:09:01 | ID: 110058

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jacqui, City of Glasgow

Ford Fiesta

My car is makibg a flapping noise when being driven? It has been stationary for 3 days in freezing temperatures

Submitted: 20/01/2015 13:28:05 | ID: 109932

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Jason, West Midlands

Ford Fiesta

When reversing my Fiesta at very low speed the car stalls and a loud bang sounds. The vehicle stalls and sticks in reverse gear. To get the vehicle out of reverse I have to re-press the clutch and force it back into neutral. If I then restart the vehicle and drive as normal it`s ok. I'm worried this may turn into something serious? Many Thanks Jason

Submitted: 14/01/2015 18:01:13 | ID: 109541

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lorrikerr, North Lanarkshire

Ford Fiesta

My S reg Zetec won`t stat and have no dash lights. Lost the keys so the man reprogrammed scrappy barrel and key. It was working but cut out 3 times, no lights flashed?

Submitted: 11/01/2015 13:05:08 | ID: 109354

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nick ryan, Essex

Ford Fiesta

I changed my headlights for drls but I now cannot use the headlight adjuster. Does anyone know what I need to do?

Submitted: 09/01/2015 10:21:31 | ID: 109202

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Steve, West Yorkshire

Ford Fiesta

Hi, I have a problem with front wipers. When the engine is started from cold, the wipers do not work. I continue to try them whilst driving. They only start to work once the engine is up to working temperature. Any ideas apart from scrap the car?

Submitted: 06/01/2015 10:31:47 | ID: 109016

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Helene, Greater London

Ford Fiesta

I drove my car for about 15 minutes and after coming to a stop and getting out I couldn't lock the door with the fob. There was no response from the key fob at all. I got back into the car and noticed the car was completely dead, I couldn't start the engine and the radio that normally work on its own also wouldn't work. I left the car for about an hour and tried again and everything was fine and back to normal. Worried that this could happen again especially if I am far from home. Any ideas why this happened?

Submitted: 03/01/2015 18:17:53 | ID: 108847

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Peter, Kent

Ford Fiesta

Won't start.amber warning light on.engine & transmission.no previous problems or warnings

Submitted: 03/01/2015 07:03:52 | ID: 108791

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Dion evans, Denbighshire

Ford Fiesta

I went into my car i turned the lights on then i started the car, o then realised that my dashboard light insturment light or number plate light, it says in the manual that all these are a 7.5A fuse ive checked the fuse and its fine ive even swapped it with a new one but its still not working, anyone know whats wrong with it? Thanks

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Try changing your numberplate bulbs, I had the same problem and it turned out it was because I had replaced my bulbs with LEDs. Once I'd changed them back my number plate and dashboard lights started working again. Tonyryan from Merseyside

Try changing your numberplate bulbs, I had the same problem and it turned out it was because I had replaced my bulbs with LEDs. Once I'd changed them back my number plate and dashboard lights started working again. Tonyryan from Merseyside

Submitted: 02/01/2015 14:32:20 | ID: 108767

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stewart, Nottinghamshire

Ford Fiesta

If whan your driving and the battery light and abs light come on the dashboard then the car just cuts out and dont start but starts fine after 4 hrs is it that I need to get a new battery :)

Submitted: 01/01/2015 08:57:38 | ID: 108710

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chris, Norfolk

Ford Fiesta

WHen you go to lock the door it want lock. Even whenyou put key in door.

Submitted: 24/12/2014 16:01:28 | ID: 108417

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kevin, Essex

Ford Fiesta

i don't usually use the steering lock on my fiesta, having applied it accidentally i can't take it off or start the engine, i've tried pressing the clutch pedal

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Try best you can to pull the steering wheel up or down at the same time put the key in the luck hope it helps :) stewart from Nottinghamshire

Submitted: 24/12/2014 10:04:18 | ID: 108399

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stewart, Nottinghamshire

Ford Fiesta

Can anyone help was driving my fiesta fine till I want over a bump for my battery light and ads light to show up 1 min later car cut out on me now it not start at all just makes a ticking sound whan I try to start thanks

Submitted: 24/12/2014 08:21:42 | ID: 108396

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Luke, North Yorkshire

Ford Fiesta

Hi, my dashboard lights and side lights have all gone out and I have checked every fuse on the car and not a single problem with any of them. I really don't know where to look? Any help would be appreciated, cheers.

Submitted: 17/12/2014 17:13:35 | ID: 108048

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Amy, Lincolnshire

Ford Fiesta

Can anyone help? I have a 59 plate ztec and ever since I've bought it, the car alarm is continuously going off from the second day of purchase. I took it back to the dealership and they kept it for a week claiming at first they couldn't find a problem with it. Towards the end of the week they phoned to say they has fixed the problem. It was fine for about a month but now it has started doing it again to the point where I have to leave my car unlocked all the while. It's out of warrantee with the dealership. Any ideas ?!?

Submitted: 13/12/2014 05:00:32 | ID: 107812

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George will, Aberdeenshire

Ford Fiesta

Steering won't work till a clicking sound stops after ten seconds when the engine`s switched on?

Submitted: 12/12/2014 08:19:06 | ID: 107755

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richard defty, Suffolk

Ford Fiesta

low idle revs (500) on car when idling , what can be done ?

Submitted: 07/12/2014 15:15:24 | ID: 107525

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john whitbread, Derbyshire

Ford Fiesta

My indicators flash in bursts when I first unlock the car. They dip after a while but then start again as soon as I turn off the engine. I think it could be something to do with an alarm? Any suggestions where ishould start? Thank you

Submitted: 07/12/2014 11:19:38 | ID: 107514

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Paul Hutchinson, Rhondda Cynon Taf

Ford Fiesta

2009 Fiesta Titanium. Buzzing noise from clock and clock date is 2 days slow. What is problem and solution?

Submitted: 05/12/2014 22:58:46 | ID: 107444

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Matt rodgers, City of Glasgow

Ford Fiesta

Car showing abs warning light . Safe to drive at all. Likely cause ?

Submitted: 04/12/2014 20:53:27 | ID: 107395

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tom smith, Merseyside

Ford Fiesta

Heated front screen - Switch light comes on but screen does not defrost. When engine is first turned over it sounds like there is a slight delay before it actually turns over. Back sceen comes on.

Submitted: 03/12/2014 20:21:15 | ID: 107343

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Jerry, United States of America

Ford Fiesta

How do I adjust my headlights, I have the driver side way to low?

Submitted: 01/12/2014 16:22:25 | ID: 107193

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farzana khan, Greater London

Ford Fiesta

when the switch to the headlight is on zero i still get the headlights on only at the front ones and not the back if i switch the light on the next switch the very small dim lights come on and if i switch the 3rd dial then the light is full beam, what is wrong why do the lights not switch off when on zero dial. when i lock the door by pressing the key lock why don't the headlights and back lights flash.

Submitted: 30/11/2014 21:36:22 | ID: 107167

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nathan, Cardiff

Ford Fiesta

Hi there. I have a 2000 fiesta zs and it does not beep when the lights are on and i open the door. Any ideas please.

Submitted: 30/11/2014 16:01:07 | ID: 107139

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D. Veal , Rhondda Cynon Taf

Ford Fiesta

Top water hose on my car. Is hot and bottom hose is cold car is boiling over when car is ticking over for about 15 to 20 min

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Check near the top of the radiator core, if it`s cool then it sounds like the radiator could be blocked. I would also check your water pump and thermostatken from Australia

Submitted: 30/11/2014 14:26:59 | ID: 107137

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George will, Aberdeenshire

Ford Fiesta

What is clicking sound you here when ignition first switched on

Submitted: 28/11/2014 18:50:08 | ID: 107046

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