Last post on Jun 03, 2013 at 7:09 AM
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Ford Fiesta, Transmission, Sedan
#5 of 21 Re: 2012 Fiesta manual transmission clutch noise (squeal) [warriors1]
Jan 10, 2012 (6:41 pm)
Oh...and the squeal first happened in the cold. Now it does it in all different temperatures.
#6 of 21 Re: 2012 Fiesta manual transmission clutch noise (squeal) [ladydigistar]
Jan 10, 2012 (7:04 pm)
Sounds like a throw-out bearing, and you're right... it is completely unacceptable to not have this repaired (and expeditiously at that).
I have a truck whose throw-out bearing is starting to go bad, and it makes this same noise (especially on start up and in the cold). The difference? My truck is 43 years old with its original clutch.
#7 of 21 Re: 2012 Fiesta manual transmission clutch noise (squeal) [xwesx]
Jan 10, 2012 (7:34 pm)
They replaced the throw out bearing and it still does it. My money is on the pilot bearing. My transmission is picture perfect so its all on the clutch side. I believe they ordered a new pressure plate as well.
The conspiracy theorist in me thinks their is a manufacturing flaw in the clutch somewhere and they have already started making a new part. Why else would it take an eta of twenty days to get a clutch? They overnighted the throw.out bearing from the factory no problem.
#8 of 21 Re: 2012 Fiesta manual transmission clutch noise (squeal) [ladydigistar]
Jan 10, 2012 (9:15 pm)
Wow...perhaps Ford may issue a recall for Fiestas with manual transmissions (including 2011 models). I agree with you that there may be a manufacturing defect with the clutch. Lately my Fiesta has not been squealing when I push in the clutch when it's first started up for the day/car is not warmed up, but that could always change. I'm not sure at this point whether my next car will be a Ford after reading your horror story, although I love my Fiesta.
#9 of 21 Re: 2012 Fiesta manual transmission clutch noise (squeal) [adaema05]
Jan 10, 2012 (9:56 pm)
Yeah it is heartbreaking. My family had only bought Fords and Jeeps through the years. I traded in a Jeep for the Fiesta actually. Don't get me wrong. I love the car and all it represents. A peppy economy car with nice styling. It also has great reviews. Even when I saw it today I couldn't be mad at it. Terribly cute. The teeny weeny transmission is adorable.
My problem lies in Ford not wanting to stand behind their product and treating me like I know nothing of cars. Transmission problems never get better. It's insulting to treat someone who just plunked down that kind of money for a product like that.
Hopefully they will rectify the situation and find a way to make it up to me. I will say that the dealer I purchased from is really sympathetic, and are disgusted themselves at how corporate is treating me with this.
#10 of 21 Re: 2012 Fiesta manual transmission clutch noise (squeal) [ladydigistar]
Apr 11, 2012 (4:42 am)
I bought my new fiesta in august 2010 and it started doing it after a few months. The same sound when I press the clutch peddal. It was annoyng so I went to Ford service and after telling me that everything is ok, this year they changed the bearing but I'm not sure it is ok, it did the sound again on the reverse... PLS what is your latest experience, did they find out what was wrong and fixed it?
#11 of 21 Re: 2012 Fiesta manual transmission clutch noise (squeal) [ladydigistar]
Jan 22, 2013 (9:52 am)
So did they ever resolve this? What was the fix?
#13 of 21 Auto Transmission TSB reprogram
Feb 24, 2013 (9:13 am)
Can anyone tell me what the TSB number is for the 2011 Fiesta auto transmission reprogram? I went to my dealer the other day and he searched under the VIN # of my car and couldn't find anything.
Thank you in advance.
#14 of 21 Re: Auto Transmission TSB reprogram [obkt]
Feb 25, 2013 (10:35 am)
I'm not sure exactly which TSB to reference, as there are several TSBs that affect the A/T based on the symptoms involved. That said, there is a fairly comprehensive list of TSBs for the Fiesta at Fiesta Faction, as well as an active community of owners that may be able to assist. Unfortunately, the community of Fiesta owners here is not nearly so active, and I can only talk to myself so much before people might well be justified in their thinking that I am crazy.