Hello, I'm new!
Google led me to this forum and gotta say, keep up the good work! Thought I'd post my first (no doubt of many) post........
It all started back in March this year. Our current steed, a Y reg Focus diesel was getting a bit tired, with 134k on the clock, so we thought we'd get a new (to us) car.
"Let's get a C-Max" I says. "Lets" she says.
"Gotta" be a 2.0ltr diesel" I says."No, gotta be a 1.6 diesel, you're not a boy raceranymore" she says. And She Must Be Obeyed.
And there started all the drama.........
So I start researching C-max's on the internet, as you do,and straight awayit was clear to see - some C-max owners are having quite serious problems, costing big money to fix. Not wanting to buy a turd,wespend 4 weekends driving round looking at C-max's, dismissing quite a few(6) until we find "The One"
It's an 06 1.6 Tdci Ghia, 1 owner,on 81k withfull Fordservice history, for £4200. And it lookslike a minter. I phone the Ford dealer on the service book, and he confirmsthe list of work that's been done, including a new turbo at 79k and thealternator and battery at 75k. So we buy it.
And all was well for 3,000 miles. Then on Sunday night, we were driving back from Leeds to Liverpool down the M62, when we LOST ALL POWER!!!!!!!! GOING UP A HILL!!!!!!!!
80mph to 45mph in the blink of an eye! No engine management light came on, the car just went into limp mode.
"it's ok" I say. Knowing full well that it ain't. "They all do this. We've just gotta turn it off and restart it, that'll fix it" (Worth a try, it's free and works for some people on here!) But it doesn't. It's still the same. Drives like it's got 10 bhp, not good up hills on the motorway. So we "limp" (ha fookin ha) home and take it to an independent garage, who tell us the turbo's gone. After Ford replaced it 4,000 miles ago!!
The oil level has been blob on since we got it, and we haven't been driving it like we stole it, so I'm pretty sure the turbo wasn't fitted right by Ford. It's booked into my local Ford dealer tomorrow, so I'll keep this post updated.
So now I'm just another one of those posters on forums complaining about all the problems they are having with their C-Max!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Edited by: 2 stroke