The Rise And Rise Of The Ford Fiesta

The Ford Fiesta

The Ford Fiesta has seven generation of models that spam 4 decades and is one of the most popular cars in automotive history.


The first ever Ford Fiesta was launched in 1976 in Europe with its 957cc and 1,117cc engines, the trim levels included, popular, popular plus, L, GL and Ghia. When the Fiesta was launched in the US, Ford’s decided to build the car in Germany. Later in 1983 Ford released their Mk2 version, with new front styling and some interior changes, later some new models such as the sporty hot hatch XR2 variant. The XR2 had a larger 1.6 engine, some body styling, suspension upgrade and interior upgrade.

Interesting Facts

  1. The Ford Fiesta was called the Ford Bobcat before it was officially released as the Ford Fiesta.
  2.  When first released in the UK the cheapest price for a Ford Fiesta was £1,856.
  3. The modern Fiesta comes in a large selection of colours, but black is the most popular colour, then silver and blue.
  4. The Ford Fiesta all time sales exceed 4 million.
  5. If all Fiestas could be lined up they would stretch almost twice around the coast of  the UK.
  6. If all Fiestas were stacked on top of each other they would be 650 times higher than Mount Everest.
  7. 2019 had the highest number of Fiesta sales on record.
  8. During 2013, the Ford Fiesta was the  best selling car in the UK.
  9. More than half the Ford Fiesta’s sold are the 5 door models.
  10. A Fiesta is made every 85 seconds.
  11. The Ford Fiesta 1-litre model has more power per litre than a Bugatti Veyron.
  12. The RS Ford Fiesta (130Bhp) in 1992, but the 1 liter 2020 standard version  offers more than 140Bhp.
  13. All Fiesta engines are engineered and assembled in the Britain.

Common Problems

  1. Exhaust: Fumes Problem: Many Ford Fiestas worked after 2011 had deficiencies with the fumes framework. In some uncommon cases, the blanking plug was not fitted firmly enough which left a gap in the framework. This might cause the embellishment on the cooling fan to soften. It was dreaded now and again this could bring about exhaust entering the traveler compartment, and along these lines influenced models have been dependent upon a vehicle review.
  2. Suspension: A further review for the Ford Fiesta was reported discharged in 2012 intended to handle an issue with the back suspension of vehicles worked during September 2011. The back pivot mounting jolts utilized didn’t meet the necessary particular thus it was conceivable they could break.
  3. Airbag: One of the more typical Ford Fiesta 2004 issues for Fiesta’s worked between August 2001 and August 2004 is the broken airbag cautioning lights. It has been noticed that occasionally when the front accident indicators saw an issue, the admonition light neglected to work. Flawed sensors can likewise make the lights streak irregularly.
  4. Air distribution flap: Fiesta’s built between 2002 and 2004 had a problem with the fan direction. When set to the windscreen, the air still blew to the footwell due to a faulty air distribution flap.
  5. Rear-axle: The back hub welding was one of the biggest Ford Fiesta 2002 issues which brought about a review of any models produced between August and September 2002.
  6. Stereo: Various individuals who own a fifth-age Fiesta have detailed issues with the vehicle’s sound system: either the sound system has quit working totally, or quits associating with cell phones as it should.
  7. Water Pump: In the event that your motor is lingering and you hear unusual crying or thumping commotions originating from it, it is likely there is some kind of problem with the vehicle’s water siphon.

How To Repair A Ford Fiesta

The most common way to repair your car would be to take it to a mechanic, but this can become a very expensive option. The best and cheapest way to repair Ford Fiesta’s problems is to attempt the repair yourself, this can be done by downloading the Ford Fiesta Repair Manual from RepairBooks. These workshop manuals can contain thousands of pages of information.

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