Written on: 02/05/2013 by GarethHale (2 reviews written)
I have owned a 53 Plate Mondeo Ghia TDCi 130ps for over a year now, it is seriously the most amazing car I have ever had. The performance is unbelievable for such a large car, it holds the road amazingly well, and you can transport pretty much anything in it! I have driven it 21,000 miles in the past 13 months and aside from wear and tear (wheel bearing and tyres), this car just does not go wrong, it fires up in 1 turn over, even when its -12c outside! The Sony 6CD Player & Premium sound... (read more)
Written on: 31/03/2013 by mb1963
I have owned a low mialage 05 plate for four months now and will have to shell out at least £1300 on a new injector pump and injectors. Seems the problem is that the pump breks up which embeds bits in the injection system rendering it useless. This seems to be a common problem one which i was not aware of as the older Mondeos were work horses and one with 75k on the clock as mine did would give you years of trouble free motoring. Ford have deffinately dropped one on this model and i would... (read more)
Written on: 03/04/2012
Do not buy these cars second hand they are death traps.I am experienced driver with 35years driving experience owned and driven every conceivable type of Car, Van, with all engine confiurations and diferrent fuel types. My Ford Mondeo is a 2003 TDI 130 regularly serviced that I have owned for 18 months. I commute 750 to 800 miles a week from Portsmoth to Brentford using A3M - M25 - M4. I have had the Turbo, and injection sytem deep cleaned which made the problem go away 80 % of the... (read more)
Written on: 11/02/2012 by antony40 (1 review written)
I bought this car from my dad 2 weeks ago,he had the car from new with no real problems.I have had the dreaded glow plug flashing light and the car cutting out.Have changed camshaft and crankshaft sensor but this didn't help,took the car to ford for a diagnostic check,they say it could be a faulty injector or a host of other problems.This model of car is a health and safety hazard and would never recommend or buy a ford as long as i live,in fact they are pish.I only wish i had reviewed the... (read more)
Written on: 11/05/2011 by duke1098 (1 review written)
Duke1098 We have had this mondeo for over 18 months and had eratic idoling all the time a missfire around 1700_ 2500 rpm usual ford lower pulley rumble . Have had numerous diagnostic tests with no correct outcome .Now the heap of cRA_ has starting to cut out as well rac technician told me today my car would not let him access the system to check for fault codes .Also been in diesel specialists for full fuel system check at a... (read more)
Written on: 08/05/2011 by neilnjh (1 review written)
owned ford focus 1.6 tdci since jan 2010 every four thousand miles service oil light comes on an arnold clark cant understand why also on may 6 this year whilst over taking wagon engine failure light came on an car cut out nearly died as traffic coming other way had to swerve out of way called rac and there computer came up with fault codes p0087 fuel rail/system pressure to low. and code p2290 injector control pressure to low (read more)
Written on: 02/04/2011
I have owned my mondeo tdci 2litre diesel for 4 years.First problem that is common with these is duel mass flywheel,i had to replace 2 starter motors before i realised, no problem since at a cost though of 500 for new clutch and DMF.I commute daily and had the shock of my life when in the outside lane M27 the car just died! i lost all power and had to cruise to the hard shoulder extremely scary.Diagnosis was master engine relay fuse,cheap to repair but a very dangerous fault.Good points this... (read more)
Written on: 24/02/2011
I bought my 18month old Mondeo TDCI Ghia X in 2006 with 12k on the clock, to replace my 10 year old Mondeo Mk1. I too had the engine cut out once within the first month of driving it, but it never returned; on the whole the car was ok with plenty of power and would average 450miles on a full tank of Diesel . It now has 75k miles on the clock, I will be trading it in for a newer car this month.
I had the following faults with the car, over the 5 years I have owned it.
Dual mass flywheel broke... (read more)
Written on: 09/02/2011
Ford Mondeo 2.0 TDCi 130 Ghia
23000 miles when i got it , just turned 80000 miles , First problem to go wrong was at 60000 miles. rear brake caliper needed . Fixed with good friend for around £100 . Second problem 80000 miles was a faulty injector .£30 for every injector to be tested £100 for the new injector . total price for fix about £420 used mobile diesel mechanic. third prob same week 80000 miles power steering failure . New rack £77 installed with good friend . fourth prob same week... (read more)
Written on: 05/02/2011
I purchased a Mondeo TDCI (Ghia - 2005 - 130 PS - 6 Speed) around 12 months ago. Currently 135k miles, and had to change all 4 Injectors. But recently, leaving work...Started the car, pulled out of the car park, and started driving down hill (not very cold weather), all of a sudden, car loses all power, no steering !!!, looked down at the dashboard, battery light, oil light, and started motor light (far right) all lit up ???. Managed to pull over with very very heavy steering. As soon as i... (read more)
Written on: 25/10/2010
These cars are a death trap, they cut out without warning with loss of brakes and power steering, engine won't re-start and flashing glow plug light.
Eventually the car will restart only to repeate the problem a few days later.
Ford garages shrug their shoulders and ask you to park them up next to all the rest, say they found nothing, charge you £350 and let you drive away .
Spent £2350 on new flywheels and sensors to fix the problem , guess what. 100 miles later, cut out on... (read more)
Written on: 03/10/2010 by arthur e james (1 review written)
have got same glow plug problems as all other comments . main dealers are no help or a main diesel repair center i use all have computer tested all say cant find fault Ford should accept there is one before it causes major accident. this problem started at around 17500 miles. i cover around 750/1000 miles a week have renewed clutch with advise to change to old style flywheel which i didnt do seemed good enough for miles covered. other than this it is more comfortable than previous models... (read more)
Written on: 10/09/2010
Bougth my 130 TDCi Ghia from a dealer. It had about 60000 miles on the clock. Now has 229000 mostly motorway miles. Have had new injectors and a new clutch which I don't consider a problem bearing in mind miles covered. Presently in workshop for investigation of intermittent cold starting problem - fires up, but won't rev!!!
Overall I'm quite satisfied with the car - its my 2nd Mondeo TDCi.
Reading other reviews, my only comment would be - under no circumstances would I use a Ford main... (read more)
Written on: 23/08/2010
My 2004 Ghia X estate has 170,000 miles on the clock. It is an ex lease car and has been serviced regularly. It is still on the original clutch and manages around 50mpg on a run, with around 42 in town.
I have recently had to replace the rear wheel bearings, discs, and exhaust.
The only problem that has arisen is that the car occasionally pops out of third gear when coming off the accelerator. Other than these age related problems, I would have no hesitation in recommending one of these... (read more)
Written on: 16/08/2010 by Quax (1 review written)
I have experienced the same problem as the other drivers. The engine cuts out (definitely cuts out rather than stalls) and the glow plug indicator light flashes. The local Ford garage were unable to diagnose the fault, although were happy to charge for replacing various parts, none of which cured the problem.
My car has only cut out above 50 miles about five times. Most other times have been when the car has just started (ususally first thing in the morning, but not always) and the only... (read more)
Written on: 23/07/2010 by rae appleyard (1 review written)
Brand new Mondeo Zetec Tdci 2000cc Same cut out problem as previously reported by numerous other owners. Been to 2 Ford dealerships who cannot find fault !! Ford customer care not interested and state they take NO NOTICE of Web comments. Does it need a major accident to occur before Ford accept that there is a serious problem and come up with a solution. (read more)
Written on: 20/07/2010 by bonappetit (1 review written)
BOUGHT 2.0 TDCI FORD GHIA 2004 MODEL WITH 20.000 MILES NO HASSEL UNTIL HIT 60/70 THOUSAND,FIRST CLUTCH WENT £500 now deisil pump gone same fault 2/3000 revs engine cuts out ,my mechanic wont touch it,has advised me to get rid,im reluctant,im sure Ford are laughing all the way to bank,ITS JUST NOT RIGH.But like many others will think twice before buying ford,THEIR LOSS. (read more)
Written on: 06/07/2010
Bought a 2002 TDCi Mondeo with 100k on the clock and have had nothing but problems with it. First noticed lack of power, an odd whooshing noise when upping the revs and some stumbling over the autobox selecting third gear - tracked that down to a split Turbo intercooler hose which is a very common problem.
Fixed that problem and now the engine is cutting out sporadically - under high and low revs - which is a safety concern as well as really annoying. Ran numerous diagnostics and got a... (read more)
Written on: 25/06/2010
Ive had my mondeo 130 tdci estate now for 3 weeks , bought from a dealer, I was happy when i tried the car, but after two days driving it has cut out on several occasions with the orange light coming on first, then cutting out completley, going at any speed, fast or slow.Then I have to quickly restart it... Dealer dienies all knowledge, and garage says from diagnostics, its either fuel pump or injectors either one will cost about £1000 with labour...After reading all these reviews, think... (read more)
Written on: 27/05/2010
Owned my ghia x estate for just over a year now bought with 105,000 miles on now over 140,000 and still on original clutch flywheel etc. The car drives as new have had 2 injectors recoded at the dizzy cost of 40 pounds!! and found that to cure glow plug warning light problem. I cannot fault the build quality or handling as both are excellent and the economy at well over 50 mpg for a big car is unbelievable. Only slight negative would be road noise is a little on the high side and front tyres... (read more)
Written on: 07/05/2010
I purchased my car from our salesman at work, it had done 199,000 miles and was 5 years old with a full service history.
I have had the rear bearings replaced and now the starter motor.
It is really quite quick and is averaging 49mpg and now has 265,000 miles on the clock. (read more)
Written on: 28/04/2010
i drive a taxi 53 reg 175000 miles. hit 3000 revs it cuts out. flick the key it starts back, up glow plug light flasses as well fefore it cuts out. drive up to 2.5 revs it will be ok all night ford should recall these cars and fix for free. DONT BUY ONE cars owner has had it back to ford they did not know what was wrong with it (read more)
Written on: 08/04/2010
first got my mondeo ghia 130bph feb. 2009 with 95000 miles on clock it was alright for about 9 months then i got a sudden drop in power and started smoking .i am still using it having changed the air filter and engine oil and im getting 34 mpg around town and 45 on a run. when i try to overtake i dont get any boost from the turbo. also getting diesel fumes coming into car. btw its a 2004 tdci (read more)
Written on: 02/04/2010
had the car 15 months, 12mths after purchase car fails to start, got told turbo,replaced turbo £1000 later still wont start, ford changed egr and exhaust valve still wont start, FORD GAVE UP, car was 1 month out of warranty but ford not interested, now need to find someone who can fix this piece of scrap so i can sell it, in my opinion dont buy anything british its all useless, like my bikes ill stick to japanese they know how to build something reliable. If anyone can help with my problem... (read more)
Written on: 27/03/2010
got mondeo 53 plate cut out doing 70 then cut out another 8/9 times after will not start. had 2 mobile machanics look at it got no fault come up been told could b injectors or pump would never touch another ford again. (read more)
Written on: 25/03/2010
ive had my mondy now for year half and ive taken to meny garages and still go this fartting like noise when i accererate really doing my head in. ive allso had the gear box done bearings on both wheels (read more)
Written on: 18/03/2010
I bought my Mondeo 1 year ago with 63000 miles on it. Actually I did 7000 miles more. I did proper service when i bought car and now i did again after 7000 miles Here I write list what I changed since I bought that car:
- gearbox because of big problem with gear 1 and 3 (noise and hard working);
- starter motor because I had smack it by hammer every morning to start my car;
- glow plugs because of flshing glow light;
- camshaft position sensor because of cutting of the engine (I am still... (read more)
Written on: 19/02/2010
We bought this car because we used to have an old Mondeo td. Never had problems with the old car and thought Ford were cheap to run and repair and thought we would get a newer model and it would hopefully be just as reliable. What a massive disapointment! I cant believe Ford are not willing to do anything about the glow plug and cutting out problem. I have talked a number of people out of buying a Mondeo tdci. How Tradng Standards have not stepped in bemuses me as many sites similar to this... (read more)
Written on: 05/02/2010
My wife's car, mondeo 2.0 TDCI ghia X 04, great at the beginning, but then the glow plug light kept coming on, and the engine cut out. We took it to the garage, who said it needed a new turbo,£1600 thanks, got it home, and it sounded like a bag of spanners, plus now white smoke coming from the exhaust. Now new injectors are needed, which were installed, only to find that the engine was knackered. So replacement second hand engine fitted, and it was fine for about a month, now the clutch... (read more)
Written on: 30/12/2009
My first Ford and I got the GhiaX 52 plate Mondeo with (130bhp). An wonderful car that has ran like a dream! Bought with 97000 on clock and full history, done 112000 now and still feels like new. If I had one complaint it would be tyre wear but that may be my fault so no knock down in score. The interior feels high quality, the trims feel well put together and the leather never seems to wear. Lots of space in boot (golf clubs sideways :-)) and with the seats down a full length wardrobe from... (read more)
Written on: 26/12/2009
I have a 2.2tdci on a 06 st model after 1yrs i had the glow plug come on when doing 70 on way to work, still ok to drive but would not pull over 2000rpm. took it to my ford dealer under warranty they replaced the exsused valve? been ok since. (read more)
Written on: 12/12/2009
02 TDCi 2.0l. Same problems, flashing heater plug / fault. runs like an old traction engine and smokes like a steam locomotive. fault code p2339. great when it was running.Local diesel Engineer /garage tells me it is an injector problem, possibly all require changing!! just under £1,000. Would never buy another ford, I'll go back to my reliable vauxhaul, at least reliable. Also had to have oil seals changed, subframe changed.What next. tat yard!!!!
If I had only done my homework, never buy... (read more)
Written on: 21/10/2009
had mondeo 2L tdci nearley 5yrs now.love car ,great tow car,very roomy and quite good on fuel.however had my share of problems with it.under warranty it had crank shaft pulley replaced twice,hand brake cables replaced,1 injector replaced,also encountered what looks like a very common fault of car cutting out at high speed and all lights on dash coming on.informed by ford dealer it was a common fault with a earth problem,which they rectifyed.my only remaining problem is that now and again... (read more)
Written on: 28/06/2009
Ford Mondeo 2.0 52 plate diesal ghia x. Had it now for 18months. So far replaced the clutch sensor and all of the injectors. Total cost to date £2k. Now got a fuel leak but do not know the cause or cost yet. Worst car ever for reliability. Was originally recalled for fuel pump under first owner. Stay well clear.
Friend just bought a 54 plate ford transit with TDCi engine. Just replaced fuel pump and injectors.
Written on: 05/03/2009 by fordmac
Never ever buy a ford mondeo !!!! I bought mine a year ago and i was told that if i replaced a few things it would run like a dream. My model is a 2002 with 152,000 miles on it. yes big miles i know. I have put all new parts in, a starter, clutch plate, clutch etc etc. my problems disappeared for about a MONTH. On thursday night i was on my way home on the motorway when the glow light came on and the car lost all power, lucky enough i got it onto the hard shoulder. The car started again and... (read more)
Written on: 25/02/2008 by stephen Batchelor (1 review written)
Loads of space boot is huge and car is a delight to drive another winner from Ford. (read more)
Written on: 12/12/2007 by bobinda
I love the way it delivers a relaxed and refined drive. The ride is beautifully smooth. There is plenty of pull from even the basic diesel engine. There is loads of space and it handles like a sports car. Mine is the estate and it is HUGE with the seats folded flat. It is definitely the best looking estate especially in SILVER and it is perfectly laid out inside. If this car was reliable (it isn't) it would definitely be better than others costing twice as much. (read more)
Written on: 24/09/2007 by Darren Leese
The Ford Mondeo is a very nice car but the engine cutting out does concern me, especially if it cuts out totally at speed, then what do you do. Ford main dealer cannot find anything which does not surprise me because of how frequent it happens. Very good economy and reliability with great performance from 2.0 Tdci 130bhp. (read more)
Written on: 06/05/2006 by hillpaul
Bought this Ford Mondeo 2.0 TDCi from new with delivery miles only. First 12 months absolutely without fault. Great spec on the Ghia - all the toys. Using this car as a towing vehicle upset a great relationship. On the road, this motor is more than capable of towing a suitably matched caravan - fifth gear on a steady climb without breaking a sweat - once on site, the clutch is not up to the job (not on mine anyway - anyone else suffered?). A few trips left the clutch/flywheel completely... (read more)
Written on: 17/01/2006 by Johnny130 (1 review written)
I bought my Mondeo 2.0 TDCi 130 Ghia with 7k miles from 'Ford Direct' and I'm over the moon with it. It feels like a BMW to drive with a well built interior and solid feel when driving. Around town i'm getting 46mpg and between 58-66mpg on the motorway. The 'Sony' stereo is very good with finger tip controls within easy reach by the steering wheel but not intrusive like the Peugeot 406. The midrange pull from the 130bhp diesel is remarkable, a vast difference from old. Mine is an estate and... (read more)
Written on: 12/11/2005 by Geoffbull
Has anyone else experienced the engine cutting out while travelling at motorway speeds?
At present mine does this approx once a week (every 1000 miles) for approx 1-2 secs and then fires back up again. It's a bit disconcerting as the brakes and power steering go as well.
Ford dealer doesn't seem to understand or fix it (What's new !!) (read more)
Written on: 18/12/2004 by Philip Bunker (1 review written)
Only had the car one week, but enjoy using it. Looking forward to a long journey. Very quiet engine for a diesel. Equipment level good, but is a Ghia. Ergonomics excellent. Really love the 5-tronic auto gearbox. (read more)
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