A Ford Joins My Garage: Ford Figo Petrol (1st Gen) Ownership Review


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I am feeling sad and stupid at the same time. Maybe it would have been so much better if I didn't touch that leaking sensor at all.
So yes I am in a royal mess right now with no solution in sight. And I have nobody to blame but myself.



This is no oil or coolant sensor. Its a reverse gear switch, and I was correct in presuming the leak to be gear oil.

Pictures of the broken pieces of the switch.
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This rest of the switch is left inside. Very very difficult to remove. Cant leave it as such as oil keeps coming out.
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After using many tools in my Armory, I was finally able to pull out the remaining broken part of the switch.
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Some more pictures of the broken switch :

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As of now I have searched all over the market, and this part is nowhere to be found. Tomorrow I may have to tow the car to Ford ASS, if I am unable to procure the part.
Ford service advisor refused counter sales. He said job card needs to be open for them to perform repairs on my car. For that the car has to be physically present at their service outlet, which is not possible without towing the car.
They too don't have new spare switch presently. First bring the car, then we will see what is required and then only we will send the demand for the part. That's the SOP, they said. Damn !!
 
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Available on Boodmo, showing 5 pieces in stock. Better than parking at dealer waiting for part.

SWITCH ASSY REVERSING LAMP
Thank you so much for the tip and the link. I will have to look into how long will it take for the boodmo part to arrive. In my area they are very slow to deliver.
One more tip I got today is that Fiesta and Figo switch is one and same! If I get it earlier I will look into that option too.
But whatever I do, one thing is sure , any option will be, as you said Better than parking at dealer waiting for part.
 
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Thank you so much for the tip and the link. I will have to look into how long will it take for the boodmo part to arrive. In my area they are very slow to deliver.
One more tip I got today is that Fiesta and Figo switch is one and same! If I get it earlier I will look into that option too.
But whatever I do, one thing is sure , any option will be, as you said Better than parking at dealer waiting for part.
Boodmo compatibility list shows same for most Ford petrols, including Ecosport and second gen Figo series and even older Fusion and Ikon. I check them before local part hunt so that I can find something compatible [cheers]

Item is listed as fulfilled and showing 4 days for me. Also, the number of item in stock is listed . So, they should reach in time.
 
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I have purchased the Fiesta switch from the retailer. It's an exact match. But it's costly. It's almost twice the price of comparable listing on boodmo.
Since boodmo delivery date was 28th August, I decided to bite the bullet, and grab what's available now at hand. I can't wait till that long and keep on using Ola for working. All of my other vehicles are blocked because Figo is standing immobile in their way. So I want to move it today only. That's why boodmo not possible.
As of now I am in the process of installing back the purchased part. Let's see how it goes.
 
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All is well that ends well.
I have installed back the new switch, and all is O.K, and I have checked thoroughly for any oil leak. None at all .
I came to know later that the switch was already dealt with in earlier service bill in 2019. It was overtightened then by some enthusiastic person. So actually it was ruined then only by over-tightening. Subsequently the leak started. When I tried to open it ,it broke into 2.
So there was no other way to mend the oil leak, other than, to open the ruined switch, remove all the broken parts, and install back a new one, which is what I have done. Hence: All is well that ends well.
 
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In the meantime I managed to procure 5th new tyre. Same brand but increased price. I am satisfied with their performance.
I already purchased 4 new tyres back then at the start of ownership. At that time budget constraints allowed 2 only. But still, somehow bought all 4 new. But 5th kept lingering in my mind. It was 11years old you see !!

So now all 5 are new .Lucky, I got a fresh badge. Manufactured: July 2022
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Just a comparison with huge Nexon tyre.
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Just a comparison with huge Nexon tyre in the background
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Manufactured: July 2022
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Good brand + economical tyre+ decent performance.
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OEM recommended specs on OEM rims.
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Manufactured: July 2022
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I like the tread pattern.
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Changing the Drive Belts of my Figo as a DIY.
I wrote belt 's' because there are 2 drive belts in Figo.
Belt no 1 connects crankshaft to power steering pump.
Belt no 2 connects crankshaft to alternator + water pump + ac compressor.
My Figo is now 11 years old. Drive belts were deteriorating from the edges and a change to new belts was pending. First I contacted Ford Auth. Serv. centre in my city. There are 2 of them in Kanpur. They quoted 14,000/- for drive belt change. What is so special in it to quote such an amount, I asked. Service in charge on phone, instead started asking me what do I know about car engines etc etc. On prodding furthur he said there are several pulleys and bolts and gaskets which will be changed along with the belt, sir, was his reply. I was really angry on hearing all that. That was all the excuse I needed.
Fine I will do it myself, I thought.
So I chose today, because its a Sunday and I had some spare time. I went about procuring the required parts right in the morning. In the noon time I started working on the belts.
 
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They quoted 14000 for timing belt replacement [lol].
Yes that's correct. Its not a typo.
I think, since new ford cars are not anymore made, and since 1st, 2nd ,3rd and subsequent services of new cars etc are out of question, the main source of earning left for dealers is only one : Existing helpless customers. Fleece them as much as possible.
In case you are too surprised, let me shock you some more.14,000 was the after negotiation price.
Total quotation I got was like this : 15,000 for timing belt change and 15,000 for driving belt change. Total 30,000 (thirty thousands) for all the belt related work.
 
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I seriously think how many of them might genuinely care for the ride and give it to these service centres, they are just looted.
Mention the name of these service centres, atleast, it will come in search query when people search .
 
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Changing the Drive Belts of my Figo as a DIY.
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Pictures of my DIY


Old belt is shredded
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old belt
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Old belt for power steering
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Cracks developed
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New Belt packing
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New Belts
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Made in EU
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That wire in the pic has come out of the belt only
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Made in EU
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Shredded Old Belt
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Our's is also long pending replacement. Making squeaky noise with AC. Any installation snap?

Yes that's correct. Its not a typo.
I think, since new ford cars are not anymore made, and since 1st, 2nd ,3rd and subsequent services of new cars etc are out of question, the main source of earning left for dealers is only one : Existing helpless customers. Fleece them as much as possible.
In case you are too surprised, let me shock you some more.14,000 was the after negotiation price.
Total quotation I got was like this : 15,000 for timing belt change and 15,000 for driving belt change. Total 30,000 (thirty thousands) for all the belt related work.
If I remember right, the quote was 17-20k here when we inquired replacing timing belt kit and all accessory belts and water pump pulley if needed.
 

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