Join Date: Feb 2011
Car: MGF Trophy 160 - Trophy Blue
Just an update on my random MG3 issue:
I picked the car up from main dealer in Bristol. I was told they couldn't find the problem with the fault (what I expected!)
I was told the fault had been noted and just to keep a record of the amount of times it occurred.
My 3 did the exact same thing that same night and so I decided to switch the Eco start/stop off as I felt like this was what was happening when putting it into reverse.
Since then, the Eco start/stop has been on and all has been fine for 2 months (hoooray!)....until first thing this morning.
I started to drive out of the road I live in and turned left. With that, my car went into a limp type mode (very similar to Eco start/stop mode and reversing issue), the power steering had gone - pretty lethal, even more so when turning a corner!!
I had to switch the ignition off and on again to get the car started - this hasn't happened again since but still very concerning.
I've also had to have a door seal membrane resealed and yet continue to suffer from condensation and ice on the inside of the windscreen.
I'm also not convinced the clutch is right. When changing up and down gears, if the speed is relatively low, the gear change is very smooth as I remember when test driving the car. I'm now noticing more and more that when pushing the clutch in to change gear, I can feel a slightly grind/rub type of feeling via the pedal. It's more common when revs are higher and changing between 3rd/4th/5th. When releasing the clutch, it also feels like a slight elastic type stretching feeling through the pedal again. It's so hard to describe in words but does anyone have any experience of this? Is the clutch quite a rough sensation when pushing it in and releasing it, especially at higher revs?
I recall the clutch being so smooth on the 3 in comparison to my partners Fiesta Ecoboost and now the highlighted feeling is making me cringe.
Gear changes seem fine though. No crunching/grinding etc.
I have wanted an MG3 since they were first released after owning a lovely MGF Trophy beforehand and now that I have one, I just feel like I'm waiting for something else to go wrong. Feeling very disappointed and worried when the engine decides to just stop and drops the power steering for absolutely no reason.
If anyone has had any experiences similar to mine, I'd love to hear from you.
I have tried to look on the internet for MG3 issues and feeling very alone with regards to mine. I don't have much faith in the dealer sorting it either considering last time I was told they couldn't fix it unless they see it, yet I have to put up with these random and very dangerous faults that may only occur once or twice a week and unlikely to be seen by them.
Thanks in advance for any responses.