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Anyone who has a BA might want to have a close look at the side window demister vents in the dash One of mine is partially blocked by plastic as the moulding has not been 'clean'. This just about completes my tale of woe with A BA Fairmont Ghia with noisy dashboard, trim 'popping' apart, poor trim alignment, noisy fan and climate control, leaking axle seal, faulty airbag (drivers seat), loose drivers seat, warped disc rotors, failing boot lift struts, lousy dealer service.......
I get a bit sad at about this point and can't be bothered to continue.
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Re: BA Demister vents in dash blocked

hi supermono, who is the dealer ???






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Minority, Not Majority

I sympathise with this owner and I hope that Ford maintain their loyal service to their customers and resolve this owners problems. Every vehicle cannot be perfect and statistics would demonstrate that a minority of vehicles do have problems.
However there is no need for concern and it would be wrong to use such vehicles as an indicator of the reliability and quality of the BA range. Every vehicle manufacturer has erroneous vehicles, but overall Ford has created one of the highest quality vehicles ever produced, which has been recognized Australia wide.

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1) new motor
2) new clutch
3) windscreen hummmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
4) wont go into second gear when cold and sometimes jump out of gear
5) clunk from diff and wines and locks up when reversing
6) loose power on the open road and slows down.
7) runs in the paint work
8) new motor has a bad knock when hot
9) power steering leaking oil
The only person i can recommend a BA falcon too is my EX wife.
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Re: BA Demister vents in dash blocked

i love mine '' cant get enough of this''






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Mines been absolutely perfect from day one, not a single problem. As with any type of car or even things like household appliances there is always bound to be a small percentage that have problems, and Ford isn't the only one that has quality problems, even Mercedes and BMW's have cars with quality problems. It's just the luck of the draw.
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Re: BA Demister vents in dash blocked

Boss XR8 - I'm sorry to say, but when someone spends over $40k - $50k on a NEW car, it shouldn't be luck of the draw. I think the factory should be a little more consistent and produce less problematic cars. The last three new falcons i have purchased have all been shitheaps when it comes to reliability. (I must have really bad luck, when it comes to the draw) Quite simply "luck of the draw" is totally and completely unacceptable............

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Fair call. You must be unlucky.
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Re: BA Demister vents in dash blocked

if i bought a shitheap of a car company, i would be very skeptical about buying another car from that company. but to buy 3, gee i think i would buy a h h holden maybe...






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frown The replaced the bit, but......

Well the car has come back after 3 days of replacing, fixing and realigning bits.
They replaced the blocked demister vent, but inflicted minor damage on the surrounding trim. Nothing major, just looks like someone has forced a sharp screwdriver or knife under the edge of the plastic to pry out the offending item.
I have a new dashpad (because the cut and scratched that last time), but the fit is still inconsistent.
The creaking hasn't gone away either (the major reason leading up to the replacing, fixing and realigning bits). Should I cry yet?
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