2012 Ford Fiesta Consumer Review: gear whine in 5th gear

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SE 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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gear whine in 5th gear
By ironroad99 on


2012 Ford Fiesta SE 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


Like everything about this car except transmission gear whine in 5th gear (manual transmission), like traveling on the highway so not good. Dealer says they will rebuild the transmission but I'm thinking there is too big of downside to that. Waited a long time to get a new car and a Ford so really dissapointing, will probably drive a year and trade.

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By ironroad99
on 12/29/11 06:59 AM (PST)

To update my original post, I've talked to my selling dealer numerous times and a 2nd dealer in my area and they've talked to Ford, both dealers have been concerned and responsive and for the most part so has Ford. The agreed upon and I think best plan is to drive a couple more thousand miles to 5,000 and see as the gear "wears in" if the "whine" goes away or is minimized. If not, the best option seems to be to replace 5th gear and not the entire transmission. I'll update my post. Thanks.

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