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Issue with my new Ford Focus...

Hi there.

I purchased a brand new Ford Focus last week and I have just noticed that the dashboard on the driver's side is not fitted correctly. There is a gap of about 10mm between the windscreen and the top of the dash on the driver's side and the bottom of the side panel of the windscreen is not flush with the dashboard. It appears the dash is not sitting on a mount that I can feel with my finger.

Question is, should I ask garage to refit the dashboard or will this result in other issues of damage and noises in the dash after a refit? So annoyed after spending so much on the car.

Please help

Filed under fault - Asked by Mark Geoghegan (Mullingar) - Sun, 25 Aug 2019 23:47

What's wrong with my Focus?

My Ford Focus cuts out when driving and there's oil on top of the piston...

Filed under fault - Asked by Lana Matthews (Folkestone) - Tue, 10 Sep 2019 11:13

Will my car stop if stop-start is broken?

Will my car stop if the auto stop-start feature stopped working?

Filed under fault - Asked by Sherry Smith (Dunn) - Wed, 15 Jan 2020 21:48

Issue with my 2011 Audi A6 gearbox.

I have a 2011 model Audi A6 and thecar jumps when driving, says gearbox malfunction, but you can still drive. I flushed out oil and changed the gearbox filter and still the problem remains. But I noticed when the car has driven for a while it will stop and it drives smoothly.

Please help

Filed under fault - Asked by Felix Ndukwe (Cape Town ) - Sat, 21 Sep 2019 02:11

Do I have to fix the stop-start system?

Hi, my auto stop-start stopped working and a symbol keeps on flashing on the dashboard. Will it damage my car if I don’t get it fixed right away? I’ve a Nissan Note.

Filed under fault - Asked by Sandra Clarkson (Dundee) - Fri, 20 Dec 2019 10:40

What could be up with this Hyundai ix35?

My sister's car, a 151 Hyundai ix35 that she ony bought six months ago, decided to cut out on her when she was out driving today. What could the problem be? The engine malfunction light came on. Could it be to do with the timing chain in it or a relay in the engine or something else altogether?

Thanks in advance for the reply.

Filed under fault - Asked by Alan Carty (Edenderry) - Wed, 25 Dec 2019 19:25

Does the Polo have known engine issues?


I don't know where to turn, but you might be able to help. I have a 2015 VW Polo bought a as an ex-hire from a VW main dealer in Dublin. Full service history etc. There was some engine noise so I brought it back in to be told that essentially the bottom half of the engine needs to be rebuilt (although by their own admission have not done any report or can give me same to confirm the position). My question is, do you know of any history of engine problems in 2015 or similar 1.0-litre Polo engines?

Many thanks

Filed under fault - Asked by Nigel Healy (Dublin) - Wed, 20 Nov 2019 15:15

My Skoda has too-light steering...

My 2014 Skoda Octavia Estate has very light steering; it feels like driving on ice and the tyre pressure is OK.

Filed under fault - Asked by Andy Wallis (Bedford) - Tue, 03 Dec 2019 00:42

Mercedes stop-start issue has started...


I drive a 2014 Mercedes E 220 model saloon and it has start-stop technology, but recently it's just switching the engine on and off at the traffic lights; it's doing this quite often so I have to turn it off. I have heating on as per usual and I have never had this problem before.

Filed under fault - Asked by Tahir Aurangzaib (OLDHAM) - Fri, 01 Nov 2019 22:11

I have a fault in my 181 Ford Fiesta.

I bought a 181 Ford Fiesta 1.5 diesel and to date I have had to call the AA out three times for engine faults. Also the engine warning light comes on every few weeks, but the last time the AA came out, I was told to ignore it as they could find nothing wrong. Ford Ireland is saying they are covered because I have the free AA cover, but I have lost three days work waiting for a replacement car etc. Do you know if there have been other reports of faults in the Fiesta?

Filed under fault - Asked by Brian Scott (Navan) - Wed, 04 Dec 2019 11:30

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