2012 Ford Fiesta Consumer Review: Steering Knock

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S Sedan (1.6L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

Steering Knock
By 100peter on


2012 Ford Fiesta S 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


I have a Fiesta Zetec with a 1.4 TCI engine. I have had this car since 2010 and until early this year I have had no problems.
A knock started to appear when I turned the steering in either direction. The vehicle was taken to both a Ford garage and an independent garage but despite changing the tie bar links the knock was still present, and after the vehicle had been lifted off its wheels the knock was more excessive.
I discovered the cause of the problem and have informed both garages of what I had discovered. By unlocking the steering when height adjuster and lowering the steering wheel by a very small amount (5mm) the knock has been resolved.
Although adjusting the column position will resolve the knock it is not the permanent solution as the power steering pack still moves on the column and still today Ford have not accepted this is an issue and have not resolved the problem

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