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Hi all
i am new here and looking for some sense in the last few nightmare days
I have a 2014 Grand C Max 1.0 engine.
Yesterday whilst driving at 70 the car lost power in the fast lane on a dual carriageway.
towed to the main dealership where it has always been serviced.
they tell me today it’s an “early cambelt failure”
The car is 6.5 years old and done about 86000 miles.
I believe the recommended point to change cambelt is 10 years/100,000 miles.

quote for engine replacement is 6 K!! more than the car is worth.

I feel so let down. I happily have paid for whatever needs doing when it needs doing.
the car went in last week for new brushes and a leaking seal. The brushes didn’t need replacing but the other work cost over 300.
now it’s dead on the forecourt.

what is the point of the recommended change points for cambelt when my car is spectacularly short of that point?
any thoughts on this from any of you?
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what sealdid you have changed?
also you should get your dealer to ask ford for some goodwill towards the repair. its strange for one of them belts to go on a 1.0l, the interval is 10 years or 150k.
 

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Sorry for my delay in replying.
I believe it was the drive seal. I think that is correct.

I appealed to Ford for some involvement/help. Just heard today that there is nothing they will do for 2 reasons.
1. The car is over 60 months old
2. The 10 years/150,000 miles on the cambelt only applie to cars that have had nothing else go wrong with them and no work done. Pretty enormous get out clause.

so my c max grande lived for 6.5 years.
pretty shockingly short life and a major financial loss for us.
 
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