I recently purchased a 2006 diesel Ford Focus and have noticed on a couple of occasions that the engine cuts out when I exceed a certain engine speed. This happened to me this morning as I was overtaking. As you can imagine, it was quite an unnerving experience. I understand that changing gear a bit earlier avoids the problem but I was wondering if this was normal behaviour or what might be causing it. It's happened three times and each time I'd estimate about 3,000rpm in second gear. On each occasion the engine cut out. Most recently was yesterday morning pulling out of the Maxwell Motors slip road in Blackrock heading south. I let the car glide to a halt and I restarted the engine.
Filed under fault - Asked by Paul Reilly (Blackrock, Cork) - Wed, 05 May 2010 20:51
Hi Paul, we contacted Ford in Cork on your behalf, and a spokesperson from their technical department said: "This is not the rev limit of the car and this seems to be an issue with the car in this case. We would suggest that the customer takes the car to his Ford Dealer as soon as possible to be checked."Answered by: Complete Car Adviser