Ford Fiesta Problems: Common Issues You Should Know About

Since it was introduced to the market in 1976, the Ford Fiesta has become a beloved car that has spanned six generations. It offers improvements each year, including changes in design, safety, and economy. It’s also won several awards.


While this may all be promising, the Ford Fiesta is now without its issues, especially from the fifth generation, or those built after 2002, to the present. If you’re think of purchasing a Fiesta or you’ve already bought one, there are a few things you need to be prepared to repair or replace certain Ford parts.

Common Issues With Ford Parts

  • Airbag Problems- If you are thinking of purchasing a Ford Fiesta with a model year between August 2001 and April 2004, be careful. These cars had a few issues with their airbags. Unfortunately, most owners won’t realise a problem exists before it’s too late because the warning light telling you that something is wrong won’t operate because of a fault found by front crash detectors; that is why it is so important to have your vehicle inspected by a professional on a regular basis so they can catch these issues- before you’re in an accident.


  • Fuel Pipes- 2004 and 2005 Fiesta models have had very dangerous problems with their fuel pipes. On some cars, the pipes were not made to specification. This led to the degradation of these car parts and the seepage of fuel from the damaged pipes. Unfortunately, this can result in a fire. If your model year is 2004 or 2005, have your mechanic inspect the fuel pipes to ensure they are built correctly and will work efficiently.


  • Power Steering- 2007 Fiestas often have power steering issues that could lead to a loss of power-assisted steering. This issue is often caused by the belts that help the power steering pump run. By checking these belts regularly for damage and signs of weakness and replacing them, you can avoid this issue.


  • Filters- Have you noticed that your car seems to have damp patches inside the cabin? This is often causes by faulty pollen filters. When these pollen filters aren’t functioning properly, they can allow water to actually enter your vehicle. Replace the filters at the first sign of trouble to keep water damage to a minimum.


  • Water Pumps- Do you own a fifth generation Fiesta? If so, you could be experiencing a few issues with Ford parts, especially when it comes to the water pump. The secret to finding and fixing this problem is to pay attention. Whenever you come to a stop and the engine is idling, listen to see if the engine is making any noises. Groans and grumbles caught now could cost you £85, but if the water pump continues to malfunction, the cost could be even more.


Are you ready to purchase your first Ford Fiesta? While these popular vehicles have a lot of perks and benefits, there are still issues you should watch out for and be ready to take care of. Consider carefully before you sign that dotted line whether you’re ready to repair these car parts should they need it.