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Peter, Essex

Ford Mondeo

Have a knocking noise on start up and when I turn the ignition off , no noise when running or driving

Submitted: 24/01/2016 16:50:06 | ID: 126631

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George Clarke, Norfolk

Ford Mondeo

Hello there, In addition to the afore mentioned my car is keyless start. I keep getting 'Service Oil' warning coming up. I know how to rectify the problem with a key start as I have had it on previous Fords that I have owned but I don't know how to rectify it with a keyless start. Thank you for any help that you may give me. George Clarke

Submitted: 24/01/2016 16:19:39 | ID: 126630

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lee twinning, Gloucestershire

Ford Mondeo

from the day we got the car there has been a juddering from the engine at 1000. 2000 rpm and every now and the at higher revs too its bein back to where we brought it from and they have changed the fuel fillter but it hasnt fixed the problem.and it now cuts out when you first start it up.

Submitted: 01/01/2016 17:15:38 | ID: 125391

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anthony fereday, West Midlands

Ford Mondeo

after changing the battery on my y reg mondeo the air bag light and engine managment light come on is this a a common fault and how do i put it right

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Anthony, get it plugged into a diagnostic machine and have the fault codes read first to see what caused them.. then have them reset and see if they come back. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 30/12/2015 20:49:13 | ID: 125334

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Katrina MacLean, Stirling

Ford Mondeo

Car was bought new in 2013 and has been regularly serviced at a Ford garage, the last service in August. It now has 22,000 miles on the clock. Recently, the oil light has started flashing on starting the engine. We topped up the oil but it continues to flash on starting the car. It goes off after a few miles. Should we consult the garage? And is this a common problem with this type of car?

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On some vehicles the oil light will flash to tell the driver that OIL needs change.. a bit bizarre really when this is mainly indicated by a service light on most modern vehicles. Could be that it needs reset.. however, it could also indicate a fault in the oil pressure.. isn't the car still under warranty??? 2yrs old ?? R Evans from Caerphilly

Thanks for your response. The car was purchased in August 2013 so will not be within the 2 year warranty. I should have said the service oil light appears - red with a spanner. It just seems odd that the mileage is fairly low and an oil change/top up would have been done in August at the last service. Just need some reassurance as neither my husband or I have a lot of mechanical knowledge. Hope you or somebody else can advise. Thanks for your help Katrina MacLean from Stirling

The garage that serviced it may not have reset the service light... and it has now clocked up enough miles to activate.. Your car, albeit a clever piece of machinery.. does not detect that the service has been done .. a mechanic will have to tell it.. by resetting the 'clock' in the car's brain. If you had your first year's service at abt 10k miles and it was reset.. the car's brain will think it is due a service 12k miles later.. i.e. 22000 miles... check your handbook for service interval for your engine.. and the mileages when services carried out.. the maths may calculate just about right... if they do.. take it back to garage and tell them.. THEY FORGOT to reset the service light.. don't pay for it then !! And when your next service is done.. remind the garage before to reset it.. and check after, that they have, R Evans from Caerphilly

Many thanks for all the helpful replies especially R.Evans from Caerphilly. I phoned the garage where the car was originally purchased and regularly serviced. A very helpful gentleman from the service department gave me simple instructions over the phone - depress the brake and accelerator at the same time, switch on ignition and keep feet on pedals for 20 seconds before releasing them. Switching off the ignition, the display showed that the oil service light had been reset. So all sorted, thanks to the advice I received from this excellent website. Thanks also to Peoples Ford of Falkirk who were only too happy to advise me. Katrina MacLean from Stirling

Katrina, glad you're sorted. Happy days.. and thank you for your kind words. R Evans from Caerphilly

Many many thanks to you! A wee bit of knowledgeable help goes a long way. Happy New Year! Hopefully we have no future issues with the car but should a problem occur, at least we can get some helpful, intelligent advice from you, R Evans! Sault!!! Katrina MacLean from Stirling

Submitted: 30/12/2015 11:38:00 | ID: 125310

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declan hogan, Ireland

Ford Mondeo

I have a 2007 ford mondeo tdci.everytime i go over 70kmph the glow plug light flashes then the engine management light comes on & the car shuts down but starts straight away with no loss of power what so ever.but when i hit 70kmph it happens all over again.ive changed the glow plugs but it still happens.can anyone tell me what this is please

Submitted: 05/12/2015 17:56:09 | ID: 124383

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Javed Khan, West Midlands

Ford Mondeo

I've just changed the battery In the car, after that the lights come on the dash but the car doesn't start, everything else works but when I turn the key in the ignition the lights on the dash come on but it doesn't even click, could you please tell me what could be wrong with it? My contact number is 07584411995.

Submitted: 21/11/2015 21:02:43 | ID: 123786

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Neville BroadbentN, West Midlands

Ford Mondeo

I have a ford Mondeo, 1996 model, 1.8 zetec engine. All day today when being driven it drives ok but stalls every time I have to stop the car. But starts up again easily straight away.

Submitted: 14/10/2015 19:49:53 | ID: 122329

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Dave Chapman, Bristol

Ford Mondeo

I was driving down the road and suddenly the digital information on information panel and speed dial, engine temp and RPM dials went dead along with red frost light, ignition light and orange warning light. The drive of the car did not seem to be effected in any way and there was no frost present at all. When restarting the car the problem may leave but return within a short period. Any idea what the issue may be?

Submitted: 12/10/2015 16:23:12 | ID: 122235

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Robert Munday, Buckinghamshire

Ford Mondeo

how difficult would it be to swap my 1.8 engine for a 2lt engine?

Submitted: 10/10/2015 11:43:23 | ID: 122135

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Shaun, Lincolnshire

Ford Mondeo

Hi I have a problem with my 57 plate Mondeo. All lights work on the car until I start the engine and then back lights go out. Indicators and brake lights still work ??? Any ideas what the problem is Cheers Shaun

Submitted: 27/09/2015 20:57:20 | ID: 121706

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chris, Nottinghamshire

Ford Mondeo

my seat belt chime dont work on drivers side when i dont aply the seat belt any idea why thanks chris

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you can delete the chime by inserting the seat belt into the holder 10 times and removing it imediately. then insert i time this deactivates the chime i found this routine on the internet and it works...so look on the internet on how to reinstate the chime prescott from Devon

Submitted: 11/09/2015 16:17:16 | ID: 121039

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Rob, Staffordshire

Ford Mondeo

Hello, my driver seat has started squealing when moving, if you sit on the back seat and pull the top of the chair towards you the seat tilts back and to the left, the right side is just fine no problem, nothing looks loose or out of place, there is a small arm that looks like the squealing problem, but the movement in the seat is a bit concerning!! Anyone got any ideas please

Submitted: 30/08/2015 19:31:05 | ID: 120564

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Mick Davis, West Midlands

Ford Mondeo

I have a Mondeo 2.0 tdci 2005, the rev counter has suddenly started going backwards, anyone have any ideas

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take the car out of reverse prescott from Devon

Submitted: 25/08/2015 07:37:37 | ID: 120304

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matthew bennett, West Midlands

Ford Mondeo

hi i need help iv got a mondeo ghia x 51 plate and my turbo works when it wonts too.i dont really no much about cars so any info would be great

Submitted: 17/08/2015 14:11:52 | ID: 119923

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Steve, Nottinghamshire

Ford Mondeo

Hi my mondeo starts first time every time when cold, but if turned off when warmed up it will not re-start until the engine is cool. I turn the ignition on all lights come on but when i turn it to start the engine there is nothing at all, the radio goes off all lights to dash go off, the air con stays on but nothing happens at all. Has anyone got any ideas why this is happening?

Submitted: 11/08/2015 11:45:30 | ID: 119607

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Guled, Hampshire

Ford Mondeo

My mondeo 2010 automatic engine is revving constantly on the lower gears like 1.2.3 and 4. Also it takes time to respond while comming off from junctions and need to press the accellerator to move and i feel most of the time like it jumping. Can anyone help please to sort out my problem? Thanks

Submitted: 09/08/2015 22:53:46 | ID: 119543

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wayne john bodnar, Buckinghamshire

Ford Mondeo

what no is the fuse for the front cigaret socket and were about is it

Submitted: 02/08/2015 18:37:42 | ID: 119247

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Gerry rose, Cardiff

Ford Mondeo

When I start car in morning when cold yellow light comes on I leave on for 5mins when car hots up I turn off then start up again.and the light stays off what is my problem as long as there is heat it's ok when it's cold the yellow light will come on

Submitted: 30/07/2015 22:27:40 | ID: 119151

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clive clements, West Midlands

Ford Mondeo

Engine management light comes on occasionally if I stop car for 10minutea and restart it disappears .garage could find no fault and said don't worry unless it comes on permanently. Only 32000 miles and fully serviced

Submitted: 26/07/2015 17:37:08 | ID: 118940

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Joe Buchan, Aberdeenshire

Ford Mondeo

Can you tell me how to access the passenger compartment fuse box panel in my (2015 Mondeo Estate). I wrote to Ford and they told me it was behind the glove box but I can't get the glove box out.

Submitted: 15/07/2015 14:51:38 | ID: 118482

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james hamilton, City of Glasgow

Ford Mondeo

WHERE CAN I FIND THE JACK AND WHEEL BRACE

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how about looking in the boot doughball or try the scrappy sammy from East Ayrshire

Submitted: 11/07/2015 10:17:58 | ID: 118318

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Paul, East Sussex

Ford Mondeo

Loud howling noise from engine when idling. Engine running fine tho.

Submitted: 06/07/2015 00:19:09 | ID: 118107

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james, Highland

Ford Mondeo

When i start car some time Rev's erratic and seems to be a whistle from turbo as soon as you rev it any ideas thanks

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Yellow light comes on when I start in morning i let it. Warm up about 5mins turn off then start up as soon as the heat it stays off its a mondeo 2litre diesel titanium2006 what is my problem please Gerry rose from Cardiff

Yellow light comes on when I start in morning i let it. Warm up about 5mins turn off then start up as soon as the heat it stays off its a mondeo 2litre diesel titanium2006 what is my problem please Gerry rose from Cardiff

Submitted: 02/07/2015 18:51:02 | ID: 117955

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sean hargreaves, Lincolnshire

Ford Mondeo

Hello, I have a 54 plate mondeo st220, I have had the car for 2 weeks now. Yesterday I wired a sub and amp to the car which works fine. 30 minutes later my engine management light came on and the idle revs now fluctuates from 600 rpm upto a 1000 rpm. It was sitting nicely at 750 rpm before I fitted the sub and amp. I have now taken the sub and amp out and the car now idles at 750 rpm again but engine management light is still on. Does anyone think the sub and amp caused the engine management light to come on? Also how can I reset engine management light without taking it to a garage. Thanks in advance.

Submitted: 25/06/2015 10:48:02 | ID: 117686

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Steve, Plymouth

Ford Mondeo

My car Judders at low revs but once apply more on accelerater car pulls with no juddering. Also fuel cosumption is poor I feel, full tank bout 250 miles around town and also Have a whining sound underneath cassis... Is this a hole in a pipe or a wheel bearing? Car has done 89K and 22 k over last 5 yrs and last dec2014 had full service and new HT leads, juddering issue was there before fitted and still is now.

Submitted: 16/06/2015 22:19:12 | ID: 117304

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keith, Greater Manchester

Ford Mondeo

Hi I am having to replace the alternator every 12 months - why? Regards Keith

Submitted: 14/06/2015 23:20:23 | ID: 117213

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kenny, Kent

Ford Mondeo

my electronic automatic tempature control stopped working after i replaced the cigar lighter fuse. is their a fuse for the heater control, if so is it in the main fuse box or in the auxillary box. if not the fuse what could the problem be ???. thanks, hope you can help me. yours kenny.

Submitted: 08/06/2015 15:25:34 | ID: 116965

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Pat, Ireland

Ford Mondeo

Hi all. I have a Mondeo 1.8LX petrol 2005. I stopped outside a shop and came back in a few minutes and the car wouldn't start. I checked Fuel pressure at Rail and there was plenty of fuel there. I found no Spark at output from coil pack. It.s only two month's since I had to replace it one Saturday morning so I hope it's not gone faulty on me. The indication that morning was the Engine light kept flashing with very juddering movement diving away from traffic lights. I went into a motor factor shop and bought a new coil for €35. I would like to know how to test a coil pack . Many thanks.

Submitted: 02/06/2015 13:32:13 | ID: 116719

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diane green, Merseyside

Ford Mondeo

Hi, I have a light flashing on my dashboard and the car won't start and when I try to start it blows smoke out? Thanks

Submitted: 10/05/2015 08:49:34 | ID: 115829

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harry, Somerset

Ford Mondeo

Hi, my Ford Mondeo 2 litre automatic has lost all gears, it drove on to a ramp and had checks done for MOT then the garage went to drive it off and there were no gears/drive but the engine runs fine?

Submitted: 09/05/2015 23:49:07 | ID: 115820

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Colin Murphy, Buckinghamshire

Ford Mondeo

After a short run my car suffers from juddering under load. Back off slightly on the throttle and it stops, only to start again under load. The juddering is not constant but judders 3 or 4 times then there is a pause then 3 or 4 judders then a pause etc. This will continue for as long as I maintain a constant speed. The judder becomes more noticeable the longer the journey. I had a new torque converter and a complete gearbox rebuild 12 months ago.

Submitted: 01/05/2015 14:10:50 | ID: 115453

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gregory, Cumbria

Ford Mondeo

hi I have a mk3 tdci on a 55 plate , I was renewing ,my brake pads and the rear right piston was giving me problems ,wouldn't wind back in , the whole piston became loose , I have another mk3 mondeo ,a 52 plate petrol I noticed rear callipers where the same as my tdci , however , ive attempted to remove calliper from tdci , but everything is ready to come off apart from the ,rubber hose the metal part of the hose near the calliper ,has rounded ,and due to my ignorance ,I have repeated this process with shocking results ,can you advise me on the best way to replace this hose I didn't fancy removing it from main brake line because that is tight also ,don't fancy rounding that or worse still snapping it ,as it has a lot of movement on the bracket ,thanks ,really hope you can help ,car is stuck up on axle stands until , I can source a remedy ,thanks greg :)

Submitted: 18/04/2015 21:16:58 | ID: 114888

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Haydn wood , Greater Manchester

Ford Mondeo

Radiator fan is running even when starting up from cold?

Submitted: 07/04/2015 21:50:59 | ID: 114424

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Franklyn Swanston , Greater Manchester

Ford Mondeo

I recently purchased a car (Mondeo Titanium estate 2011) on 29th March 2015 after stopping to fill up I noticed one of my side lights were out. I went to Halfords to have it replaced only to be told there is nowhere to put the bulb in the light unit, it seems the off side front light unit is different from the other side which has a side light in it and it's working. So it appears I have two different light units in my car. How can this be? This surely isn't right? Could I be stopped by the police for this reason, and how has this car passed it's MOT? I know from my research that cars with day lights sometimes don't need side lights, but surely both the lighting units should be the same. Could someone shed some LIGHT on this for me please?

Submitted: 07/04/2015 15:04:11 | ID: 114415

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mak, Essex

Ford Mondeo

hi i have a mondeo zetec 2010 1800cc when my foot just touches the clutch it rattles when i push all the way in it stops its even started to make a little noise on idle now if this is the clutch how will i know if it need a flywheel also

Submitted: 14/03/2015 18:01:33 | ID: 113328

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Tony b, Buckinghamshire

Ford Mondeo

does this model have brake wear indicators.

Submitted: 11/03/2015 17:26:28 | ID: 113156

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mick, Nottinghamshire

Ford Mondeo

Hi, just started my Mondeo diesel est tdci engine and it started shaking and was very loud, plus a lot of blue smoke. No lights on the dash though. Any help please?

Submitted: 24/02/2015 10:07:10 | ID: 112236

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john fitzgerald, South Lanarkshire

Ford Mondeo

Why are the headlights rubbish? It's a Titanium X and I had the same miners lamps on my 60 plate Titanium. When you buy a 2014 TX plus you would expect at least a torch to see in the dark.

Submitted: 21/02/2015 23:06:34 | ID: 112063

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david beckwith, Lancashire

Ford Mondeo

What would cause the fuel light to come on as if empty? The engine cuts out when there is a full tank of diesel

Submitted: 18/02/2015 22:08:54 | ID: 111848

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