Very Sad. I had to take my Fiesta to the dealership today for service. It has been a little cold here the past week or 2 and in the mornings when I turn the key the car has had trouble starting. It does eventually start, but I have to turn the key and hold it longer. I had a maintenance appointment scheduled on Friday already for an oil change so I figured I would just have them take care of it then. But, today was a very cold morning and I cranked it about 4 times before it actually started. Once it finally started, I flipped the car into reverse and hit the gas, and the car wouldn't move. I put it back in park, restarted the car. I tried to back out of my spot again, and the car wouldn't move. I flipped it to park and pumped the gas 2-3 times, flipped it back to reverse and still the car wouldn't move. I turned the engine off, and restarted the car, then miraculously it decided to work and I drove to work. Anyway, it only seems to be a problem in the mornings because I was able to start my car just fine this afternoon since it had warmed up and I park in a garage at work.
Has anyone else noticed this problem at all with their Fiesta? I called the dealership today to change my appointment to today. The guy on the phone was really defensive, saying that "The fiesta is a really good car and I am sure there's nothing wrong with it" and he said my problem was normal. Really? Normal? I could understand if it maybe took an extra second to start up, but cranking it 4 times and the car not moving once it is on...that is a problem to me! Also keep in mind, I'm in Dallas, and "cold" here is like 30 degrees! I don't think it should have trouble starting in 30 degree weather unless something is wrong.