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post #11 of 32 (permalink) Old 27th January 2018, 14:17
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have you reset the monitoring system after setting the tyres to the correct pressure?

under vehicle settings, select tyre pressure, and hold ok until you get a confirmation message.


you can find the information in the fiesta handbook, for cars after 7 april 2014
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post #12 of 32 (permalink) Old 28th January 2018, 11:38
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Hi Maxine, just carried out the tyre presure resetting procedure yesterday following a rear tyre replacement caused by a wood screw in the shoulder which rendered a repair illegal. As stated, the resetting is very simple if you go into vehicle settings and follow the instructions. Let us all know how you get on. [img]smileys/smiley1.gif[/img]
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post #13 of 32 (permalink) Old 8th March 2018, 13:48
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We have ongoing issue with tyre valves. Ours have the sensor attached to the valve stem inside the wheel.
The back tyres started going down regularly, not faulty sensors they actually were going down with leak proven to be around the base of the valves.

We ended up buying a set of four new valves from Ford and our tyre dealer fitted two to the back wheels. One continued to go down and we went back and he fitted another. This continued to go down and we can see nothing wrong with the wheel rim. We found that if a pool of water is poured in the rim around the valve and slight pressure applied sideways to the valve air can be seen to escape. We tried sealing with silicone and fitting new valves again as they easily damage on removal each time.
In France recently both were going down again and in the end ruined a good tyre due to running flat unexpectedly. I temporarily fitted a normal valve (and have had to live with the system telling me that the sensor is missing). Now back in uk I am about to go to Fords to try an get these issues sorted.

How big an issue is this? Does anyone have any solutions please?

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Following from above, the normal valve works just fine! The other continues to go down as do the front from time to time.

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post #15 of 32 (permalink) Old 8th March 2018, 17:37
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Still haven't sorted this. Keep using Mums Yeti! Dealer said to replace complete valve is c.85 + vat and to inspect it first to diagnose would be 80+ vat. Husband said it seems to be leaking around the base and he thinks it gets to a certain level and stops. I'm not keen on risking it going down. He also thinks there is a slight corrosion problem so chances are dealer will say I need new wheel/s. Just want rid of car now shame cos I actually liked it once! Still dithering about what to do.

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Shame to ditch a car for such a small reason Maxine. what I would do would be to switch the system off in the menu and just stick some ordinary valves in.

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Shame to ditch a car for such a small reason Maxine. what I would do would be to switch the system off in the menu and just stick some ordinary valves in.
That's what I would do as well. Luckily I don't have them on mine.
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post #18 of 32 (permalink) Old 8th March 2018, 18:02
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I am very tempted to fit ordinary valves and get the system switched off.

Ford Dealer today was totally uninterested and wanted to charge 108 to diagnose the problem i know I have!


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post #19 of 32 (permalink) Old 8th March 2018, 18:03
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Just before my 3 yr warranty expired, I had one leaking valve stem. Ford said, normal wear and tear.Then, over the next three months, the other three all leaked.
I replaced them all with non ford parts at a local tyre centre, 30 each for fitting and balancing.
Apparently, the Ford valve stems are prone to corrosion, which creates small capillary leaks.
The fitter suspected that they were several years old and that Ford had been using up a huge backlog of old stock.

I was wrong once but then I could be mistaken.
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post #20 of 32 (permalink) Old 8th March 2018, 18:52
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It is odd that the Ford main dealer say they have never had a problem but any used car dealer says they get the problem all the time.

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