14th Apr 2003, 06:58

I wrote the original review above and here's an update:

At the Mondeo's first service, the washer bottle dipstick and creaking seat were both fixed under warranty.

Still going well with no problems.

12th Jun 2003, 08:31

From Spain (Madrid). Mondeo 130CV TDCi Ghia. 6 months old. 10200 Kms.

Absolutely in agreement with what you wrote.

The engine is amazing! Nothing in common with my previous VW petrol 90CV!

Stability, comfort and brakes are excellent.

My driver seat does not have any creek noises.


Every time I start the car and go forward a couple of meters I can hear a "crack" when turning the steering wheel. Just once.

I notice the engine vibration in the pedals when no gear is engaged. Specially the clutch. My brother has the same model and I cannot notice the vibration in theirs.

The turbo is extremely noisy between 150 and 180 Kms/h.

Minor issues:

It is easy to switch the radio off when engaging 1st or 3rd gear.

It is also easy to change volume of channel in the radio when moving the left knee.

26th Jan 2004, 08:51

Hi, this is from Spain. I just bought a TDCI 115 HP. Noise from the engine is something not so important as it disappears after few meters running, but the main problem for me is the continuous air noise coming from the windows (front, back and rear) Does anyone have the same problem? I have tried several others and found the same problem. It seems that FORD does not have any solution available.

9th Feb 2006, 20:34

Hi, with reference to the lack of power at 3,000 rpm, sounds like it could be the air mass mete, sometimes called MAF sensor. Not a very big job, but can be expensive (about £120 for the part for my passat tdi. You could try e-bay, but make sure you order the correct one. Hope this helps.

21st Jul 2006, 06:40

It might not be the suspension. I had a bad squeak coming from the back of my 5 door Mondeo, After 3 months I figured it out. It was coming from the latch on the fold-down rear seats. I thought it was from the suspension because I only ever noticed it when going slow over bumpy surfaces. It is caused by minute flexing of the chassis. It was on the left side.

Cure : a dab of grease on the catch bar and catch... Here is a test. In a quiet environment reverse your left rear wheel up onto a low curb (say 2 / 4 inches. Squeak!

Fold down rear seat... Now reverse onto the same kerb... NO SQUEAK! Eurika. (Took me 3 months to discover)

29th Jun 2008, 11:02

Hi I have got a 54 mondeo tdci 115 and its very noisy/knocking while ticking over and pulling away until 2000 rpm?ideas please?

8th Aug 2008, 13:44

Hi, I've got a 04 2.0 130ps tdci. Everything is fine with the car apart from when you start it, the fan goes onto full, no radio. If you turn the radio on, the fan goes back to normal. Also if you turn the side lights on, then off, it sorts it all out. Any ideas would be very helpful.


28th Sep 2009, 15:39

I've got Mondeo TDCi 03 Ghia. When I dip the clutch, I get a hissing noise. Anybody know what causes it?

2nd May 2011, 05:21

I also need help with this problem!