Ford Fiesta: Commonly Reported Problems
Ford company has launched more than seven generations of Ford Fiesta from 1976 till date. The car is a supermini type and its seventh generation was introduced to the market in 2008. For is a big name in the market and produces vehicles mostly up to the requirements of users. However, users have reported some repeated problems which you cannot neglect if you invest money on Fiesta. Have a look into the faults reported in the recent models and generations of the car. Because you definitely want to check which has been faulty earlier.
In Ford Fiesta 2011, amongst many other reported problems, suspension nearly hit the list. You will experience a bumpy jumpy ride especially on a rough road or at high speeds. After visiting mechanics, the owners found that there was a problem with axle mounting bolts. The bolts did not match the required specification. The problem is not that massive and can be tackled. You cannot reject the car on the basis of bolts but of course, you can get them replaced and have a smooth drive.
Another problem reported in 2011 Fiesta is the presence of exhaust fumes in the cabin. This was a very common problem in this model. The reason behind these fumes was improper fitting of blanking plug which could possibly burn cooling fan resulting the problem mentioned. You need to see a Fiesta mechanic for tightening of blanking plug to kill this issue.
In some of the Ford Fiesta people reported a problem pertaining to the water pump. The car would make a rumbling sound in idle state. Fortunately, the problem is not very critical hence can be solved by a mechanic.
Ford Fiesta has had steering issues back in 2006 which were due to problems with steering columns during manufacturing. The result was a very loose control over the vehicle. You should be very vigilant about the vehicle’s control while buying a car. Another reported problem was because of a power steering belt which was delaminated after running comparatively low mileage.
In 2002 Fiesta has exhibited axle related problems quite often. The symptom which shows up is difficulty in applying the handbrake and its function as well. The mounting plate of brake unit firmly rests on the rear axle through welding seam. Loose welding is the reason behind the problem and can be solved by rewelding. But if you are buying a new Fiesta then we don’t recommend you to ignore this problem.
In 2004 and 2005 Ford Fiesta users reported leakage in fuel pipe. When checked by local mechanics they found a compromised standard of fuel pipe installed in their new Fiesta. This degraded pipe was easy to wear and produce fuel leakage. You must check fuel pipes of your car whether already purchased or selected to buy. This problem was very serious and could result in a fire during driving. We recommend you to a demand from the dealer to replace the sub-standard pipe with the one specified by the company.