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Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Maintenance' started by graynicolas11, Apr 26, 2014.

  1. graynicolas11

    graynicolas11 Active Member

    This morning , I went out to my car, open the doors, lights come on in the headlights and taillights as they usually do when they unlock, I go and hit the start button and nothing happens..car doesn't start, radio doesn't turn on, lights go out in the headlights and taillights..i go and unplug the negative battery terminal for 10 seconds, plug it back in and everythings back to normal..strange..anybody had something like this happen with their FiST?
     
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  3. Justin D.

    Justin D. New Member

    I had a similar problem. Within the first week of having the car, everything electrical stopped working briefly while I was driving. (Throttle, EPAS, radio etc.) I limped the car home to find that the negative battery terminal was totally loose. I tightened it and havent had a problem since.
     
  4. graynicolas11

    graynicolas11 Active Member

    Well, its now at the shop :/ while driving in the fast lane it just all of a sudden cut out, so as quick as I could get into the slow lane it cut back in, but said I was doing 240km/h lol at 6000rpm (I wasn't). pulled off the highway, claimed I was doing 140km/h at a redlight got to Ford, turned it off, still said I was doing 120km/h lol anyway left it with them, got a loaner. yay.
     
  5. Justin D.

    Justin D. New Member

    Ahh I forgot that happened to me too! I remember having a brief heart attack looking down at my tach and reading 7000K. The gauges eventually reset themselves.Hopefully the dealer can sort out your electrical gremlins. Didi you at least get a loaner ST
     
  6. graynicolas11

    graynicolas11 Active Member

    nah I got a base fiesta lol but I did get the car back today. They say it had faults within the cluster and that it should be okay now. Would the cluster make the car turn off and on and make it do the things it did? im not sure..im still nervous that something will happen again, but I guess time will tell. I really thought it would be an ECU thing but due to the fact that it didn't even throw a check engine or wrench light, I guess there wasn't much they could check.
     
  7. graynicolas11

    graynicolas11 Active Member

    well after a week of strange things happening, she died again..this time in my garage. Lights come on and everything but hit the start button, nothing happens. Unplugged the battery and plugged it back in..nothing. Ugh, here we go again. On the bright side, I got my windows tinted (including sun strip) today haha (as seen in pic 2) 23% all around
     

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  8. Justin D.

    Justin D. New Member

    What a bummer, is the car back at the dealership now? I hope the problem is eventually resolved
     
  9. graynicolas11

    graynicolas11 Active Member

    nope sitting in my garage, dealer was already closed by the time it happened and sunday its closed so I gotta wait until Monday :/
     
  10. stuntdoogie

    stuntdoogie Active Member

    Call road side assistance. Its free.

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  11. graynicolas11

    graynicolas11 Active Member

    it ended up starting today lol but I just brought it to the dealer, tired of dealing with these issues, let them try and figure it out. ill be going into to talk to them tomorrow..hopefully they get it 100% this time
     
  12. graynicolas11

    graynicolas11 Active Member

    still in the shop but I did go in yesterday and they can't get it to do any of the problems im having (figures) part of me wants the car back, but part of me doesn't want it back until its fixed :/ I don't want to worry about it not starting everytime I go for a drive
     
  13. David Van Aken

    David Van Aken New Member

    I know this is a year and a half later, but did they figure out the issue? I've been dealing with what sounds like something similar but since they can't replicate they can't fix it...
     
  14. welltal89

    welltal89 New Member

    Oh joy, same thing is happening to me, car is at the dealership. They told me they couldn't replicate the no power for anything, and told me to pick it up. They called me back saying they tried moving it and it wouldn't turn on (no power at all) so they're looking into it.
     
  15. graynicolas11

    graynicolas11 Active Member

    It's been a while since I've had the car but I believe they just changed the cluster out on it and it was fine. I'll try and go back in my paperwork and see exactly what they did but I do remember them changing my cluster.
     
  16. graynicolas11

    graynicolas11 Active Member

    Hopefully they figure it out man! Just had my FoST in the shop for the past 2 weeks because the alarm wouldn't stop so they had to throw a new body control module in it
     
  17. Firesail

    Firesail Active Member

    Nice tint!:cool:
     
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  18. welltal89

    welltal89 New Member

    The dealership cleaned the ground contacts, and found some corrosion on the body. They cleaned and sealed it up so i shouldn't have anymore issues. Apparently that was it, luckily the warranty covered the repair, though i cant see that being too expensive if it didnt.
     
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  19. graynicolas11

    graynicolas11 Active Member

    On the bcm you mean? That's interesting because that's the exact same thing with my FoST, they found some corrosion on one of the pins so they just replaced it with a brand new one. Apparently they must not be sealed that great because the guy was like no idea how moisture got in there but it should be fine now
     
  20. welltal89

    welltal89 New Member

    They told me it was on the body, multiple locations had corrosion that they cleaned up and sealed. I'm not sure specifically where, but I'll take a look and see if I can find where when I get home.
     

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