2005 Ford Fiesta Zetec Climate 1.4 petrol from UK and Ireland
Would have been great, if designed and built properly
Really annoying squeak on clutch pedal spring.
The drivers door fills up with water when it rains, as the drain holes are blocked and not pressed properly when the car was made.
Whilst driving the car normally, the ABS and brake warning lights on the dashboard came on for no reason, and will not go out. After being investigated by an independent garage, and also a main dealer at a cost of three hundred and ninety pounds, was told that the ABS control module is faulty and cannot be repaired, and a replacement will cost over six hundred pounds just for the unit without V.A.T, then labour, which will take it up to between eight hundred and a thousand pounds!!!
Bearing in mind the car has only just done 24,000 miles and Ford Motor Co. don't want to know, even as a goodwill gesture, I think is despicable and unacceptable!!!
Now for the latest fault, whilst the car was parked outside the house, the drivers side coil spring broke, leaving the car unmovable as the front of the car had dropped right down onto the tyre on one corner, and the broken spring was rubbing against the inside tyre wall!?!
After doing some research on the Internet, quickly realised this is a common fault on Fiesta's and also Focus's.
I am only glad that I do not have small children or a baby, as a lot of drivers experience this fault whilst driving, causing them to swerve violently and/or crash!!!
I have owned around twenty Fords in the past, but I am so disgusted with the cars and the company's disregard for their customers, I will never buy another Ford ever again, and advise every one I know the same!!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 19th July, 2009
2nd Sep 2009, 05:58
Ford Fiesta 1.4 TDCI 06 plate.
13,000 miles, just over 3 yrs old.
Both front coil springs broke.
Contacted Ford - Not interested.
Have now got shut off it & bought Japanese, will never buy Ford again.
15th Oct 2013, 04:19
I completely agree with the above. The exact same issues happened with my Ford Fiesta Zetec Climate 1.4 petrol (2005) model, and yes, Ford did not want to know.
The danger element of a car failing at speed for a 'known' issue, and them not wanting to address or compensate for the problem, is disgusting.
I too, have always bought and driven Fords, actually always Fiestas.