Ford Fiesta 2012 Problems

No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Ford Fiesta 2012 reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.

Ford Fiesta 2012: What are the replacement intervals for the timing belt?

Answered by CarsGuide 17 Jul 2020

There’s no difference between the petrol engines in the 2011 Fiesta compared with the 2012 model. So, yes, they both require the same timing-belt changes. And yes, the interval is determined by which comes first, the 160,000km or the eight years.

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My Ford Fiesta's transmission is making a bad sound

Answered by CarsGuide 14 Sep 2018

There have been a lot of problems with the auto transmission in that model, so contact Ford and request help with replacing the transmission. I wouldn’t take the transmission out before you get an answer from Ford, as they might ask you to take it to a Ford dealer for inspection. Taking the ’box out could compromise your case.

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Ford Fiesta 2012: How to get Ford to buy it back?

Answered by CarsGuide 23 Feb 2018

You’re in a situation in which you have to negotiate a settlement with Ford. Obviously you haven’t been able to achieve a satisfactory outcome, so it might be worth considering joining the class action suit that is running on this issue. At least then you would part of a group with the strength of numbers rather than an individual alone. Phone 1300 226 647 for info.

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Ford Fiesta 2012: What is oil sweat from the gearbox?

Answered by CarsGuide 2 Feb 2018

It’s a fine smear of oil, not a leak as such. It’s not something to worry about, unless it develops into a more serious leak.

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What's a good car to replace a Holden Cruze?

Answered by CarsGuide 22 Aug 2016

Thanks for the tip, it's a good one.

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Ford Fiesta 2012: Noisy transmission

Answered by CarsGuide 8 Feb 2016

Ford has been working to help Fiesta owners with gearbox problems but obviously not well enough. This is ammunition for another attack and I hope to have some good news soon.

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Ford Fiesta 2012: Transmission problems

Answered by CarsGuide 5 Feb 2016

I can feel your frustration. It's bad enough that your car has a problem, it's worse when the car company doesn't appear to care. It would appear you have been treated very poorly. The issue needs to be sorted out with Ford, so keep calling until you get the response you want. You could also take it higher, to Ford's boss, Graeme Whickman, or you could consult a lawyer and send Ford a solicitor's letter demanding they take action to fix your car.

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Ford Fiesta 2012: Transmission shuddering

Answered by CarsGuide 24 Jan 2016

Ford says they now have a solution to your problem. Expect contact soon from Ford after Stephen Kruk got on the job, with a new clutch and a free service.

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Ford Fiesta 2012: Clutch shuddering

Answered by CarsGuide 9 Oct 2015

It's often the only way of bringing pressure to bear when you're not getting the right response. I would take it back to the dealer and demand that they fix it. You need to be assertive at this point, and while still being polite let the dealer and Ford know that you are very unhappy with the situation.

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