Hi Neat Engine,OK it's been a while, but mine did it again the other day. I haven't had an issue shifting into 3rd gear first and then into reverse. But this time I didn't and it popped out immediately. Made a lot of grinding noises as well. I tried shifting into reverse several times after and couldn't replicate it. Seems shifting into a forward gear is only masking a problem like I mentioned in an earlier post. So the issue becomes, what does the dealer do? If it's so random, they surely don't want to pull apart the transmission in this car if they can't make it pop out of reverse. And I'm not crazy, because it does do it once in a while. I have a feeling they will tell me they found nothing wrong and send me on my way. I'm at nearly 25k miles so the warranty is up soon with how many miles I drive. Megan any thoughts? I bought mine Feb. 2014 so probably a pretty early build.
Thank you Meagan! Trying to do this next week. Have a new issue now with clicking in the dash board. Just started a thread about it. Trying to upload a video or do a private youtube video for all to see. This is new and sounds like a taser. Definitely strange but it's there.Hi Neat Engine,
I recommend heading to your dealer to get this looked into. Once you have an appointment set up, please send me a private message with your VIN, updated mileage, best daytime phone number, full name, and dealer name/location.
Does it ever pop out of reverse? That seems to be the problem most of us have. You are nearing the end of your warranty unless you purchased an extended one. I would for sure contact Megan and then make an appointment to get that looked at before the warranty is up. Just to be safe.I have a little over 30,000 miles on my 2014 and it has been difficult to engage reverse since day 1. I have learned to hold pressure on the shifter while letting the clutch out to make sure it is fully engaged.
Sad but true about not doing anything. But read the first post of this thread. The OP had issues of popping out of reverse and he definitely had transmission issues which were fixed by the dealer. Is this common to all 1.0 Fiestas? Maybe not all but seems for some of us. Will they even bother looking? Pretty scary for us nearing the end of our warranty. I'd hate to see what the labor charge would be for his repair if it wasn't under warranty.They probably don't even do anything when you bring it in haha. Any time my pops out (which is almost never) it's isually due to my negligence. I doubt any of these transmissions are that different and I'm also sure they don't re engineer the stuff when you bring it in.
I've been driving manual cars for 30 plus years. I've never owned an automatic vehicle. I for sure know when a car "pops" out of reverse and it's not driver error. One or two times I can live with. Beyond that, it's with the vehicle. And now we have others with the same issue. It's not about picky. I'm glad you don't have this problem. For those that do, let's hope it gets taken care of by our dealers. Again after warranty, the labor for something like this would be insane.Maybe a different gear oil like redline but eh, hard to say. I'm thinking skme people are just pickier than others which is understandable!