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Old 22nd February 2010, 18:27   #16
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@anachronix - thanks.
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Old 22nd February 2010, 18:32   #17
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I just got a call from a ford representative. He clearly mentioned that the there is a underlying problem in some fiesta's where the thermostat is not getting cut-off and is running continuously. They are calling the owners through dealerships only for a few batches of the fiesta. Rest assured, only if you are part of these batches you would be called.

What do you say guys, its better to get this done or not ?
If a Ford rep talked to you, it must be genuine. Get it done at the earliest. What thermostat are they talking about? the AC, or the engine? My AC thermostat is working perfectly fine. I'll mail them tonight and find out if my car is on the list. Did you email the custmail ID?

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Is there an engine thermostat :(. I just presumed it was the A/C one only.

My A/C thermostat is working fine too.

Yes i mailed their customer care (custmail@ford.com)
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Is there an engine thermostat :(. I just presumed it was the A/C one only.

My A/C thermostat is working fine too.

Yes i mailed their customer care (custmail@ford.com)
The engine fan turns on and off depending on the temp. Do you feel your fan is running continuously? I can't even feel the fan turning on and off in the Fiesta. It is ultra quiet. Does it even have a fan? lol
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Gilead, chill man

The problem is with the High/Low fan running continously without cut-off! AND, this problem is specific to cars manufactured very recently (3-6 Months). I beleive our cars are already old enough

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The engine fan turns on and off depending on the temp. Do you feel your fan is running continuously? I can't even feel the fan turning on and off in the Fiesta. It is ultra quiet. Does it even have a fan? lol
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That I guess is the A/C thermostat. LOL

Neither can i notice whether the fan is running or not. With the diesel engines clatter, i guess this sound gets drowned.
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That I guess is the A/C thermostat. LOL

Neither can i notice whether the fan is running or not. With the diesel engines clatter, i guess this sound gets drowned.
You wont miss it when the radiator fan comes on. Especially if you have the clutch or brake pedal pressed, you can in fact feel the vibrations. It rarely comes on, and in all the two years I've had the car, it has come on only a handful of times. Mostly, when idling with AC on, when stopped, on a hot afternoon.
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I mailed Ford this morning asking them if my car was on the list. They just called and confirmed that it is not.
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Do I need to mail to ask or should I depend on my dealer for this?

Mine is a Dec 09 manufactured car.
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Do I need to mail to ask or should I depend on my dealer for this?

Mine is a Dec 09 manufactured car.
Just mail them your vehicle Regn No. and dealer name and ask them if it's on the list. Will not even take a couple of minutes of your time. You will know for sure either way.
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Just mail them your vehicle Regn No. and dealer name and ask them if it's on the list. Will not even take a couple of minutes of your time. You will know for sure either way.
Thanks Gilead !! But do I need to give the regn no or the VIN?

Ignorance to be pardoned.
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Thanks Gilead !! But do I need to give the regn no or the VIN?

Ignorance to be pardoned.
Give both..more the merrier;-}
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Guys.

Got the thermostat replaced today. Car seems to cool faster than before. It was supposed to be a 2 hr job but MPL ford took a whole day because of backlog of vehicles. They have done a good job except the time taken and some lousy cleaning
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Guys.

Got the thermostat replaced today. Car seems to cool faster than before. It was supposed to be a 2 hr job but MPL ford took a whole day because of backlog of vehicles. They have done a good job except the time taken and some lousy cleaning
"Cool Faster" means - was the replacement related to A/C thermostat?
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Yes. It was the A/C thermostat.
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