My C-Max will be 4years old April 2011 and has done 46,000 miles it has an 1.8TDCi engine, a small end bearing hasfailed suddenly, without warning, The car has been serviced regularly and there have been no signs of oil pressure failure. I have read many forums and it appears that this engine is prone to problem around 90,000 miles.
The car was taken into my local garage, not a Ford dealer thinking it was only a small tappet problem, but on inspection, ie head removal the problem was discoverd.
I am now in a dilema as to know what to do, as it is a major issue, although the car has been service by Ford dealers , the last service was carried out by my local garage, who are all qualified mechanics. I think Ford or the Main Ford dealer that supplied the car should be part responsible
for the bill as you do not expect this sort of problem at this mileage.
I have had Fords all my life and never had this sort of problem.