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Old 19th July 2023, 11:52   #1981
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I have a weird problem with my 2018 Figo Aspire (pre-facelift).

The engine jerks unexpectedly out of the blue and the intensity of it varies from time to time. It feels as if the fuel line is choked and the engine is struggling for fuel supply trying to stay running and give power. I've not been able to drill down to the cause of these instances happening. This happens sometime even in just 200 meters of driving with a single occupant (me - the driver) or even after riding 200/400kms.

Weirdly, this happens at random and I'm not able to explain this to anyone except my dad who has witnessed this in action multiple times being the passenger. I only have 2 videos of it (luckily) attached inline captured when the jerks were too strong and I parked the vehicle aside to capture it from the engine bay as well as the tachometer going up and down on the dash.
My Aspire Petrol 2019 had the exact same problem. My wife drives it and had reported violent engine jerks randomly which go away on their own. I tried replicating the issue by driving around but was never able to observe the jerks. Her school is just 2 kms from home and presumably the jerks were felt during these short commutes. Check engine light also used to light up bit it used to go away once jerks stopped. Surprisingly highway and long drives were normal.

On her insistence took car to Harpreet Ford in Delhi and they were able to fix it. Service advisor was not able to provide exact details around what was done but it was something related to fuel lines. It's been 4 months and the problem hasn't reoccurred. I would suggest to take your car to another FASS and let them diagnose the issue.
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Hi, it's a 7 year old car. Did you buy it recently or you have been owning it for 7 years? 12 kmpl is a normal mileage for a Ford Aspire 1.2 petrol in city traffic. A lot depends on your driving style, traffic conditions etc. If you used to get good mileage earlier and it dropped suddenly you need to get it checked, else 10-11 kms is normal in city traffic.
Hello!
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No, I got a pre-owned Aspire.
I mostly drive sedately. Mine is giving 10kmpl only. I guess this is normal.
Also, there is a smell of petrol fumes inside the cabins very rarely. Not sure what is causing it.
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Also, there is a smell of petrol fumes inside the cabins very rarely. Not sure what is causing it.
Is this smell coming after filling up petrol? It happens to me and has been reported by many users in this forum. It will happen when filling up petrol when the available level is around 1/4th. If you fill petrol when half of the tank is full or less than 1/4th tank full, you might not get the smell.
I have learnt to live with it.
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Is this smell coming after filling up petrol? It happens to me and has been reported by many users in this forum. It will happen when filling up petrol when the available level is around 1/4th. If you fill petrol when half of the tank is full or less than 1/4th tank full, you might not get the smell.
I have learnt to live with it.
I don't think that mine is related to filling up petrol. Sometimes it occurs when I turn on/off the air-conditioning in the middle of a journey. But even then I cannot replicate the problem every time.
The extremely low mileage of around 10 kmpl is more problematic for me. We have another Amaze CVT and it gives around 12 kmpl under similar driving conditions, despite being an automatic.
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My TDCI Aspire was due for the 6th year annual service, the reading on the Odo is just at around 35000. After purchasing the car from Cauvery ford Bangalore, all the annual services have also been done there itself by the same service advisor - Vijay. Since he was on emergency leave, another SA took care of the car and suggested that he will do the service for 40K running.
Being a weekend, there were a lot of vehicles, which was heartening to see, despite the ford exit, people are still holding on to their ford cars.
For the 6th year / 40K Km service, the standard oil+ Gasket + drain plug replacement, washer fluid top-up, brake oil top-up, Brake pads scrubbing, 3M interior and exterior cleaning, WB and WA was carried out. Since I had purchased "flexi" plan by paying in advance during last year service for the next year's service, I still ended paying around Rs.2000 for the brake pad scrubbing, WB and WA.
One thing to note was, the white colored FORD branded battery from 2017 is still in a good shape it seems. The Michelins which were replaced on day one on the 28 July 2017 are still good to go for another 10-15000 KM, but I would be replacing them very soon with Conti CC6 / UC6 very soon. I also purchased the 7th year extended warranty and one year RSA from Metro Ford (Hubli) for around Rs.13,000. From the observations mentioned above, I am looking at another Rs.35-40000 expense very soon on replacing the Battery and the Tires.
The car still feels and behaves like a new Car (of course!! at only 35000KM it sure does ) The only small niggle is that mild whirrrrr sound of the climate sensor near the steering column when you turn on the ignition which i have learnt to ignore it.

On a side node, since I mostly NEVER drive the car in Bangalore, I may have escaped being featured in the page - Pics of weird & wacky mod jobs in India! what better way than to do it my self!! at least THIS mustang is still a Ford
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What it should have had is a 6th gear for relaxed cruising.
The 5th gear ratio feels right for me mainly because I don't have to shift gears for an overtake, just floor the pedal in 5th and it picks up speed rapidly.
The same engine in Ford freestyle does 100kmph at 2000 rpm . How can this change be there even though the figo , freestyle , aspire all three use the same GETRAG gearbox (post 2019 facelift before that figo and aspire had IB5 gearbox) ?

and also why is the ARAI rated mileage of freestyle diesel be 24.4 kmpl and 2019 ford aspire mileage is 26.1 kmpl ?
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Re: Ford Aspire : Official Review

Has anyone tried fitting the reading lamp of the old Figo/Fiesta in the new Figo/Aspire?

This is our current reading lamp-

https://boodmo.com/catalog/part-8a6z13776a-22076863/

This is the one which I am eyeing-

https://boodmo.com/catalog/part-lamp...rior-38702596/
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My Aspire Petrol 2019 had the exact same problem. My wife drives it and had reported violent engine jerks randomly which go away on their own. I tried replicating the issue by driving around but was never able to observe the jerks. Her school is just 2 kms from home and presumably the jerks were felt during these short commutes. Check engine light also used to light up bit it used to go away once jerks stopped. Surprisingly highway and long drives were normal.
Sounds like a misfire. You can check the intake airpath system like throttle body or the fuel path like the ignition coil,spark plug,injectors. Maybe some cleaning would solve this.
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Has anyone upgraded with the android auto/carplay unit from the ce unit on their aspire?
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The only small niggle is that mild whirrrrr sound of the climate sensor near the steering column when you turn on the ignition which i have learnt to ignore it.
At around 30k kms I got the temperature sensor changed in warranty and even the replaced sensor started making whirring sound after few weeks. There is a fan inside it and it vibrates when dust settles on it. By chance, i found that the noise stops if the sensor is left hanging (when it's not in its place). Since that incident I have left it hanging behind and the cabin is silent. One more thing you can do is to add a bit of tape/insulation/foam near the fixing protrusion and then fix the sensor. The vibration of the sensor when touched upon the dashboard plastic is the culprit behind the noise.
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Thank you for the information,
While I raised the issue with Service advisor in one of the annual services, he also told me (apart from few members here) that, replacing the sensor is not going to help, and the noise would return. Unfortunately, they did not have an alternative suggestion either!!
I will try to do either on the suggestions you have mentioned, I hope this jugaad has not affected the cooling of the cabin - asking as it is labelled as "climate sensor"
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Now the engine check light is on, and the OBD2 port is showing U0001 error code.
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I have a weird problem with my 2018 Figo Aspire (pre-facelift).

The engine jerks unexpectedly out of the blue and the intensity of it varies from time to time. It feels as if the fuel line is choked and the engine is struggling for fuel supply trying to stay running and give power. I've not been able to drill down to the cause of these instances happening. This happens sometime even in just 200 meters of driving with a single occupant (me - the driver) or even after riding 200/400kms.
Hey Orcus!

I have had the exact same issue with my 2005 Hyundai Accent Petrol. Random engine jerks and stalls that happen at random with no rhyme or reason and erratic rpm swings on the tachometer. The error codes either made no sense or there were no error codes.

I will list out the major reasons that could cause this and I recommend you go find a good garage who will be patient enough to troubleshoot this with you.

Random engine stalls could be due to
1. Not enough fuel getting into the system (A heck of a lot more common in older cars and especially in diesel cars. Will elaborate more.)
2. Misfires from sensors going kaput (Crankshaft Postion Sensor, Mass Air Flow/Pressure Sensor, O2 sensor)
3. Throttle valve malfunction that makes the ECU think the throttle valve is not open or something of that sort
4. Exhaust getting blocked leading to backpressure buildup and misfires

So getting down to the nitty gritty of it, I would strongly recommend that you check your fuel filter and fuel pump. I doubt if fuel filters are changed as a regular service component even in company service centres because all service manuals operate under the assumption that we get jetfuel quality in our petrol bunks. Our fuel filters get clogged up and as a result the fuel pump would have to work overtime to maintain fuel pressure. Best case scenario, your fuel filter is clogged up. Worst case scenario, your fuel pump is messed up and would require servicing or replacement. In my case, a fuel filter change and a fuel pump servicing took care of it, although I think the damage had already been done and my car doesn't pickup as it used to.

So first order of business, fuel system. Check fuel filter, then the fuel pump and then if necessary the fuel lines. Its extremely unlikely fuel lines are blocked as that's why the fuel filter exists. But its likely to have gotten damaged and leaks could lead to loss in fuel pressure.

If this doesn't sort out your problems, then you can go down the list and check those components as well.

Random engine misfires and jerks and stalls are the worst and I feel you. They don't inspire confidence in the vehicle and severely limits the ability to drive anywhere reliably. Let me know how the troubleshooting goes.
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Thank you for the information,
While I raised the issue with Service advisor in one of the annual services, he also told me (apart from few members here) that, replacing the sensor is not going to help, and the noise would return. Unfortunately, they did not have an alternative suggestion either!!
I will try to do either on the suggestions you have mentioned, I hope this jugaad has not affected the cooling of the cabin - asking as it is labelled as "climate sensor"
In fact it's been long (40k kms) since I did it and I don't remember any difference in cooling before or after. Apply some foam tape around the sensor body and place it in its original position.
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I don't think that mine is related to filling up petrol. Sometimes it occurs when I turn on/off the air-conditioning in the middle of a journey. But even then I cannot replicate the problem every time.
The extremely low mileage of around 10 kmpl is more problematic for me. We have another Amaze CVT and it gives around 12 kmpl under similar driving conditions, despite being an automatic.
Had the same issue, they will clean a filter near the fuel filler line (which I didn't comprehend, don't think it's actually there.).Also the SA mentioned about a s/w update. Both of these answers I have taken with a pinch of salt. But the fuel smell has gone. The SA also mentioned that if thy fuel smell persists, they would have to change the enstire fuel-filling assembly.
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Had the same issue, they will clean a filter near the fuel filler line (which I didn't comprehend, don't think it's actually there.).Also the SA mentioned about a s/w update. Both of these answers I have taken with a pinch of salt. But the fuel smell has gone. The SA also mentioned that if thy fuel smell persists, they would have to change the enstire fuel-filling assembly.
Thanks! Will try this in the next service.
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