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Hi all we got our ES in 2014 and I just wondered if anyone around the same period has had trouble with their sensor valves?
We have now had 2 go, when the first one went we took it to the dealer we bought it from and they wanted around £40 to replace it,well I kicked up mary **** as we felt it was a fault and not our doing,sure enough that was replaced under warranty,second one went last week and again the dealership (a different one as with the first) and it has been fixed today, so just a heads up for anyone with the same issue,do not pay for it as its a warranty job;) :)
 

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Are you talking about the tyre pressure sensors?
Our 64 plate has an issue with the tyre pressures. I keep a check on our tyres, inflate/deflate depending on the vehicle load. Over about the last six months the tyre pressure warning has come on. I've checked the pressures and found the rear tyres below what I set them to. I booked it in today and they found corrosion around the valves. Two new rear alloys are now on order under warranty.:)
 

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Hi Bob yes the incar warning kept coming up....check tyre pressure.....last year we had a service and I asked our mechanic to check the tyre for as kept going down,he said there was no puncture its the valve leaking,we was asked to pay but I refused and took it further as there was no visible damage that could be blamed on us therefore a faulty part. had that one done last year under warranty and then the same happened a couple of weeks ago on a different tyre,was replaced yesterday under warranty so happy with the outcome. I tell you we have never had this hassle with a new car before to date we have now had 5 things,two recalls two tyres and the revving issue which has now been sorted after nearly 18 months....
 

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Hi, our 14 plate EcoSport is on it's second set of TPS sensors. The second set is now failing on the front right wheel. I had it serviced yesterday and spoke to the service department manager who confirmed that the valves within the TPS have a tendency to stick and that Ford have moved to a new design of TPS which uses a different technology.

Our EcoSport Limited is being changed for a 16.25My EcoSport which arrived in Southampton on Tuesday, so I am interested to see if the new one will have the new design of TPS.

I will let the forum know!
 

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Hi eco3.
We took ours in last week to ask about getting the tyres/sensors checked. The girl booking it in even went to check they had the new sensors in stock which we thought was odd. We guessed they had issues but weren't letting on. As I was on nights we dropped it off first thing and they called us later. I was quite surprised when they said they had found corrosion on the rear wheels and that two were on order. Hopefully they are being changed on Wednesday.
I also found a lose bolt in the driver’s door and we've had two sets of brake discs due to them warping.
Love the car, great for my husband as he has back trouble so the high seating position makes driving fun again.
I have a loyalty to the brand as they have employed me for 32 years but I have never had this much trouble with a new car either. Luckily any issues have been dealt with fairly quickly.
 

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I have just had one of my 2014 ecosport valves replaced under warranty. Mechanic said there was corrosion on the bottom of the valve.


While I was waiting for it to be done I had a wander round the showroom and all the new cars had a 'normal' looking valve eg without the 2 nuts. So I am wondering if they have changed the design, although the rplacement valve is the same as before.
 

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Is it one of those things where this car was designed and built in Brazil / India where they don't go through our winters and salt on the roads etc.?
 

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Two weeks since I was told they had ordered new wheels. Now saying they have absolutely no idea when they will arrive.:rolleyes:
 

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I had all 4 of my wheels eventually replaced under warranty last September. It took about 4 months for the wheels to arrive from Ford, the dealer was informed that they were on backorder. Sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings.
 

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I had all 4 of my wheels eventually replaced under warranty last September. It took about 4 months for the wheels to arrive from Ford, the dealer was informed that they were on backorder. Sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings.
I was surprised when they told me to come back the week after they ordered them.:(
I actually work for Ford so don't have an issue with the dealership, they can only organise these things around deliveries from the company.
 

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Don't talk to me about these lol!

Three valves have leaked air causing malfunction (tiny hair line fracture on neck of valve due to change in temperature I can only assume)

Also drivers side (which used to be on the back) failed this week - all replaced under warranty.

This is of course on my bmax so I'm guessing Ford have had a certain issue across the board with these things....
 

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My tyre pressure warning caption lit up for the first time last week. (I've got 2500 miles on the clock) I've got my own electric tyre inflator and I reset the pressures to the book values: 2.3 bar (33psi) front and 1.9 bar (27psi) rear. When I reset the alert, the display wanted me to confirm a set of values such as 2.4 Left Front, 2.5 Right Front, 2.1 Left Rear and 2.2 Right Rear. I took the car to a local garage with an accurate type pressure pump and did it again. I then checked the tyre pressures with a handheld gauge and they were spot on. When I reset the dash display again, the pressures shown were still out.. by between 0.2 and 0.3.
This is an irritating problem.. is this the best that I can expect from this alert system or is it capable of measuring tyre pressures accurately? It's a bit disconcerting when you're in the fast lane of the autoroute to get a caption telling you your tyre pressures are out of kilter..
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These tyre pressure monitoring systems are never prefectly accurate on any car make, and are + and - a bit out from true. Only answer is to pump up a little bit more, till tyre pressure warning has gone, after resetting.

Because of cold weather coming in with Winter, the tyre pressures can go a bit lower when car is parked, and low pressure warning can come on.

My wifes Smart car does this every winter, requiring pumping up the tyres a few PSI and reset tyre pressure warning.

Just another not needed complex system, that unfortunately is now an MOT failure if not working.

If the car is over 5 year old then you will also have the cost of fitting new battery in the sensor when it runs out of electric. and that means a visit to the tyre garage to remove tyre for access to the sensor, and then replace battery and calibrate sensor to system, and reset system. Phew! :(
 

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Hi everybody. A few months ago I bought a used 2014 EcoSport Titanium TDCi. I have had problems with the tires ever since - they deflate quickly and I have to inflate them every few days. I understand that this is a valve problem and that someone has had them replaced under warranty. However I doubt my car is still under warranty as it is from 2014 and has a mileage of 38,000 miles. In any case I would be grateful if you helped me understand how to solve this problem in the best and cheapest way. Thank you very much!
 

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Inspect the valve carefully a little trick employed by some unpleasant types is to push something like a match stick into the valve so that there is a leak, they think in their tiny minds that this is clever.
The most likely candidate is the tyre leaking around the rim. Given the mileage of your car, it is certain new tyres have been fitted. IF the fitter did not clean the gunge from the rim before fitting, the tyre cannot form an airtight seal hence leaking. I am sorry to say this is quite common.

Have you ruled out a puncture? You do not say how many tyres are losing air.
Best bet if the valve check shows no leaks is to go to a reputable tyre firm and get them to remove each tyre clean the rim properly and reseal the tyres. This of course will cost BUT given the tyre/tyres are deflating that quickly, it is only a matter of time when you will get a sudden loss of air.
Are the tyres new, were they fitted by the vendor? if so go back and talk to them.
Remember your tyres are the only contact with the road and a deflated tyre is not good.
Hope this is some help.

PS: if you have a handyman at your beck and call, if they can take a wheel off. Lay it on a flat surface and squirt a weak solution of washing up liquid around the rim where the tyre sits. You will soon see bubbles if that where the problem lies.
Good luck
 

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As Freddy says, you have slow air leaks either from the valve or around the tyre rim.

I personally would take it to 'kwik fit', and tell them you have slow leaks on all four tyres, and they will solve it by either fitting new valves, and/or resealing your tyres onto the rim. Its only money to get it solved :D

PS...normal leakage is around three months till you have to add more.

Also for those with Tire monitoring on the newer cars, note come the cold months that tire pressures can drop with cold temperature, enough to make your warning light operate, so check your tyres around autumn, and get them up to the correct pressure.
 
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