Ford 1.4L TDCI injector failure


There have been reports of fuel injector failures on Ford's 1.4-litre TDCI engines. The affected cars include the 2010,2011 and 2012 Ford Figo and Fiesta diesel models.

The injectors, which are manufactured by Continental cost around Rs. 16,000 each. According to various members on the forum, the repair costs vary from Rs. 10,000 to 60,000 depending on the serviceability of the injectors. Further, most of these failures have happened after the standard vehicle warranties have expired.

This is not the first time that there have been reports of faulty fuel injectors made by Continental. Owners of the Renault Duster 110 PS variant, which also uses Continental injectors on its engine have been facing similar issues from 2015. Most of them were reportedly replaced under warranty. In 2013, Skoda issued advisories for their 1.6-litre petrol and diesel engines for faulty injectors. The solution included a software update and injector replacement depending on the severity of the fault.

It has also been reported that Ford switched to a different injector brand for the Figo facelift, which does not have this problem. 

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