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Mine has cracked and come off the base. I just put it down to my fat ass. Lol

The previous owner must have been a big guy and wore it out! Because I'm not a heavy guy at all! The car had only been driven for 8000kms. And only 2000kms since I purchased, I wouldn't expect the part of the seat to fall apart at all and at least so soon..

Can it be fixed under warranty? I definitely see it as a design fault

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ok so I have a 2008 fg,5spd auto.it wont start in neutral and unless I have my foot on the brake it wont start in park either.it was fine then one day I came home went to go back out and nothing.racv had it at the workshop,couldnt work it out.then gave it one more try and it started.still wont tart in neutral and need the foot on the brake .also today my aircon just started blowing out super hot air.was working great,icy cold then it was like havig the heater on flat out.going into the dealer to get diagnostics,would like to have some ideas to suggest before they charge me my life savings.anyone else had these issues.the battery is as new.

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A/C Is known to play up and apparently blend hotter air from the heater sometimes when it's not supposed to, Software update apparently fixed some little bugs like this, and faulty outside ambient temp sensor can confuse the Climate Control Unit.
Other than that FG"s Generally don't perform as well as BA's and BF's when they are running right, especially in hotter days...

Clunk when taking off I only notice after hard braking after ABS has kicked in, if it does it when your only pulling up I'd get it looked at.

Rough Idle all FG Turbos seem to do it, apparently it can be tuned to run smoother.

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Rough Idle all FG Turbos seem to do it, apparently it can be tuned to run smoother.

That's horsesh*t. A few have complained about it but mine was perfect, you wouldn't even know that the engine was running on idle it was that smooth, and any FGs that I've been in were the same.

On the same token I have no idea what you mean by not performing as well either. The only downside of the FG is at the top end at licence-losing speeds given the smaller turbo on the non-FPV FGs, but off the line and in everyday driving they are worlds apart.

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2008 FG/T

2 Faults. (Now @ 45,000km)

- Diff bushes. Replaced under warranty during service but found oil leaking all over my tiled garage floor some days later as the ford mechanic didn't tighten the engine sump plug up fully. It stained all the grouting - I wasn't happy. Checking oil level it didn't look that bad so I topped it up and went back to ford and told them to do their job properly and walked out.

- Aircon sensor, replaced under warranty in late 2009. Now sensor has gone again 3 years later but now out of warranty, so not sure if to have repaired again due to failure rate, & cost.

Other than that, it's a great car :sungum:

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I recently got my diff replaced under warranty as it was whining like an old hag.

While doing the diff, I got them to upgrade my Diff bushes to Nolathane bushes for all 3 of them.

Only complaint I have now is that the Dunlop sport Maxx tires did not last longer than 23,000km.

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A/C Is known to play up and apparently blend hotter air from the heater sometimes when it's not supposed to, Software update apparently fixed some little bugs like this, and faulty outside ambient temp sensor can confuse the Climate Control Unit.

Other than that FG"s Generally don't perform as well as BA's and BF's when they are running right, especially in hotter days...

Clunk when taking off I only notice after hard braking after ABS has kicked in, if it does it when your only pulling up I'd get it looked at.

Rough Idle all FG Turbos seem to do it, apparently it can be tuned to run smoother.

Mine has had a idle issue had it to 3 of the big named sydney tuners and all of them cannot fault it had it to ford cant fault it other than the slight bobble. I have always run ultimate and I put a tank of vpower in and it smoothed out so for the last 8 months ive been using shell but today got stuck and had to put bp ultimate in and its bobbling around.

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  • I bought my 08 Fg XR6T 6speed Manual 3 weeks ago. Thank god for 3 months warranty! Slack driveline. Mechanic thought it was the diff bush, but then he found the cradle was cracked! It has all been replaced, but there is still a little slack there. I am definitely getting an end of warranty inspection. Anyone had one done. Are NRMA inspections ok, or are there better ones out there?

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  • I bought my 08 Fg XR6T 6speed Manual 3 weeks ago. Thank god for 3 months warranty! Slack driveline. Mechanic thought it was the diff bush, but then he found the cradle was cracked! It has all been replaced, but there is still a little slack there. I am definitely getting an end of warranty inspection. Anyone had one done. Are NRMA inspections ok, or are there better ones out there?

My advise is go to a forum sponsor and get it checked over way better than NRMA or one of the others out there know and probably a bit cheaper.

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2 months/4.5k's on my FG MKII

Aircon not cold - even on max, only cool

Air only comes out of left hand rear passenger vent (behind the center console) - nothing out of the right hand one at all

Climate control can't seem to find its "happy place" - alternating blasts of hot/cool air. I have to keep turning it up and down to compensate

Pulsing/surging on idle - tacho doesn't move but there's a definite "rhythm" to the revs or vibration coming from the engine. Sometimes worse/stronger than other times.

Vibration throughout the car at highway speeds. I think it's getting worse - not too noticible, but if I relax my mouth it makes my teeth chatter - a really high speed vibration.

Brakes don't have any real "bite" or "grab"

I'd love to take another XR6T for a cruise and compare to see how much is normal behavior and how much I should be getting looked at.

Edited by raband

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Brakes are sh*t stock, good pads and DBA 4000 t3s with some good brake fluid helps a lot.

Aircon issues seem common enough, shuddering on the highway isn't good, missing wheel weight or wheel alignment out? Hit any curbs or big potholes? I'd get that wobble looked at.

Common to get fluctuating revs when cold, never had a problems beyond that with it.

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Thanks for the reply.

I was guessing that with the brakes - upgrade will be on the cards.

Haven't hit any curbs, but there have been some pot-holes - I'll go for a balance and alignment if the dealer doesn't work with me.

I've been checking wheel-nuts, tyre pressure etc since I picked the car up from the dealer - it just has had something not quite right from the go. Slowly getting worse after noticing the vibration tonight for the first time.

Revs/idle isn't just when cold - can be worse after a decent drive at times.

Aircon/climate control I really want to work out if it's a "characteristic" of the model, or something that should be fixed.

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Hi, new here. Just reading about the hot air airconditioning problems.

This started happening in my FG at about the third year.

Starting problems as well which also reset the radio and who knows what else.

Somebody mentioned the factory batteries are well, not the best, they were right. Their designed just to last 3 years and now with the more demanding electrical systems in the cars, my guess is there not up to it.

With I think, the FG and on, were you just hit the key and the car does the rest, if the battery is loosing capacity the volts will drop past a level which will upset the cars computer.

I asked the dealer to check the battery twice, on both occasions they said it was OK ????

A simply thing as a good battery can make a car super reliable. These faults only appeared in my ute as the battery came round to the 3rd year.

If this makes sense let me know, I've been reading the posts to workout whether I will buy a turbo.

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been pretty trouble free with my ute. fg turbo 2009.

bought it near new, only had the wiper motor replaced. and that's it.

pushing just over 400kw though it now and still running fine,,,,touch wood so far. ahahha

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mine 010 50th ,clunck in front end had it at ford say bottom control arm gone, replaced 650 said why not warranty, wear and tear anyway took home two days later knock back took back all tight undercar,got some turns out of other side last night dsc came on ,and the clunck was as loud as sounded like the front end was gunna drop of , so back to ford again also I slight whine in diff when backing of at about 100kph , has 80,000k on it but have told ford since new about diff all I got was cant hear it other than that the car is great

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WOGPOT, please dont take this the wrong way, I am not having a go at you.

I do not agree with you that the diff whine is normal. I did not have a whine when I got the car brand new.

It eventually took me three trips to the dealer to get it replaced under warranty.

Some people can put up with it, but it got to the point that it got worse and worse.

Thought the whine was there because I had the wife in the car, but that was not the case.

;)

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Fair enough. At one point I had the radio at level 25 and that was blasting, I could still hear the diff.

I am glad I got the diff replaced.

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you need to replicate the problem while they are in the car for them to warrant to fix it.

so dont complain when they knock your claim back because they cannot see or hear the problem at the time you showing them. for eg a test drive.

very frustrating I know esp when your car has an intermittent noise etc that only does it sometimes.

its the same for every industry when referring to warranty etc.

Mine must not be that loud then..only happens very quietly around 100kmh.. some people say theres are loud but mine is not really loud.

pazz try some fresh diff oil.

Edited by Ford Freak

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