Focus RS Broke down - fuming with Ford!

Focus RS Broke down - fuming with Ford!

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Jeff_Enthused

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48 posts

78 months

Tuesday 2nd January 2018
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Hi all,

Can't believe it, I bought a Focus RS and it broke down already. Thing is I got it second hand so I can't really go back to the first bloke can I and start shouting the odds, nor do Ford want to know unless I fork out major £££ to sort this out. Why isn't it free if they put something on the road that don't work. Anyone got any ideas? I can't believe it this is totally doing my nut in!!!! I won't buy a Ford again nor do I advocate anyone else does so either tbh it's been a nightmare.

Can anyone recommend if I'm able to force teh original bloke to take the car back if it breaks down so quick, I didn't know Fords have a problem with the engines until now where I see videos on youtube where they show that EVERY RS is going to blow up sooner or later and feel like I've been conned. Can't find anything online.

Thanks.

weeboot

1,063 posts

102 months

Tuesday 2nd January 2018
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Erm, Jeff, what's the actual problem?

Amused2death

2,496 posts

199 months

Tuesday 2nd January 2018
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Focus RS headgasket issues are very well documented, plenty of references to it online.

As for your particular car, if a private sale where it was accurately described then you have no legal recourse. If sold via a garage/dealer you MAY have a case.

RumbleOfThunder

3,584 posts

206 months

Tuesday 2nd January 2018
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Calm your tits Jeff. Is the vehicle under warranty and unmodified? If it is, speak with Ford who will be willing to help you.

OddCat

2,646 posts

174 months

Tuesday 2nd January 2018
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Tim bo

1,956 posts

143 months

Tuesday 2nd January 2018
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Firstly, bought as seen, so no you can't go back to the bloke you bought it from. Unless, of course, there is a documented lie.

Secondly, what is the issue with the car? What broke?

No ideas for a name

2,339 posts

89 months

Tuesday 2nd January 2018
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Age? (The RS, not yours).

OddCat

2,646 posts

174 months

Tuesday 2nd January 2018
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Any bets on a 2002 Mk1 Focus RS with 130,000 miles ?????

ETA are the kids still off school ?

daemon

36,154 posts

200 months

Tuesday 2nd January 2018
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Jeff_Enthused said:
Hi all,

Can't believe it, I bought a Focus RS and it broke down already. Thing is I got it second hand so I can't really go back to the first bloke can I and start shouting the odds, nor do Ford want to know unless I fork out major £££ to sort this out. Why isn't it free if they put something on the road that don't work. Anyone got any ideas? I can't believe it this is totally doing my nut in!!!! I won't buy a Ford again nor do I advocate anyone else does so either tbh it's been a nightmare.

Can anyone recommend if I'm able to force teh original bloke to take the car back if it breaks down so quick, I didn't know Fords have a problem with the engines until now where I see videos on youtube where they show that EVERY RS is going to blow up sooner or later and feel like I've been conned. Can't find anything online.

Thanks.
Did you buy it privately? (i assume so but want to make sure)

Age, miles, description of problem?

Assuming you bought private, you'll have little comeback UNLESS you can prove the buyer knew about it but didnt disclose the fault.

Is there anything showing up on the Ford maintenance history (any Ford dealer should be able to look it up) -for example, was it in with the sellers local dealer the week before for the issue?

Was it DEFINITELY a private sale? OR someone "selling it for a friend"?

SS2.

14,489 posts

241 months

Tuesday 2nd January 2018
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Pass the popcorn..

s m

23,402 posts

206 months

Tuesday 2nd January 2018
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OddCat said:
Any bets on a 2002 Mk1 Focus RS with 130,000 miles ?????

ETA are the kids still off school ?
yes

Jeff_Enthused

Original Poster:

48 posts

78 months

Tuesday 2nd January 2018
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Thanks for the quick responses, it's under warranty as it's a 2016 plate but I don't have the warranty documentation.

curlie467

7,650 posts

204 months

Tuesday 2nd January 2018
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Haha, this is gold!

s m

23,402 posts

206 months

Tuesday 2nd January 2018
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No ideas for a name

2,339 posts

89 months

Tuesday 2nd January 2018
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Jeff_Enthused said:
Thanks for the quick responses, it's under warranty as it's a 2016 plate but I don't have the warranty documentation.
So why don't Ford want to know? Surely it is just a warranty claim.

Cabsi

263 posts

142 months

Tuesday 2nd January 2018
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Jeff_Enthused said:
Thanks for the quick responses, it's under warranty as it's a 2016 plate but I don't have the warranty documentation.
Your saying that a Ford dealer has seen the car and refused to fix it under warranty?

Is it modified?

steve-5snwi

8,784 posts

96 months

Tuesday 2nd January 2018
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you don't need warranty documentation, just book it in with your local dealer

sunbeam alpine

6,999 posts

191 months

Tuesday 2nd January 2018
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OP - you might get better advice if you give a bit more detail -

- what was the nature of the breakdown?
- how many miles has the car done?
- how long have you had it?
- service history?
- is the car standard? (many will have been remapped/tuned)

eybic

9,212 posts

177 months

Tuesday 2nd January 2018
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I'm betting that Ford are saying it either isn't covered under warranty so needs to be paid for or they need to be paid for diagnosis.

If the ££££ you refer to is for diagnosis, of course you need to pay for them to investigate so they can confirm what the problem is.

If it's not covered under warranty, why should they contribute? You didn't buy it from them.

Alucidnation

16,810 posts

173 months

Tuesday 2nd January 2018
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Wow.

In for the lols.
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