The Ford Fiesta ST is offering buyers redressal of missing features

The first example 2022 Ford Fiesta ST Arriving in Australia has lost their branded sound system, leaving Ford to offer customers one of three offers as a remedy.

“Unfortunately, the first 73 new MY22 Fiesta ST vehicles for Australia were built with a subwoofer (branded audio system) with a Bang & Olufsen Play 10 speaker system instead of a non-branded, 6-speaker audio system,” said a spokesman for Ford Australia.

“The issue is now resolved and all future arrivals will have a branded audio system as desired.”

Of the 73 vehicles, 44 were assigned to a buyer who signed a contract. As a result, Ford Australia is reaching out to these buyers to make a choice of their options.

“They can cancel their contract and return their deposit, or cancel their contract and wait for a Fiesta ST with branded audio system in the next few months, or if they want to continue their purchase we will give them Offering $ 500. Paying cash as a remedy, ”the spokesman said.

Fiesta STs are now in dealerships

Ford says it has identified the problem and has begun contacting customers before delivery begins.

So it avoided the reaction it encountered with buyers of the Mustang Mach 1 and Focus ST-3, where buyers simply took delivery of the car to find missing advertising features.

Fiesta ST buyers will also find a feature that Ford previously said will not be available: AM Radio.

When Ford announced the price and specs for the Fiesta ST late last year, it said AM Radio would not be available because it would be phased out in Europe.

All arrivals include this feature.

Price of Facelifted Fiesta ST $ 33,490 before on-road costsAnd new equipment such as in-house sports seats with electrical integration, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and matrix LED headlights with anti-diesel high-beam.

However, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alerts are no longer available locally.

The 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine Now for total there is 30Nm more torque than before 320NmAlthough kept at peak power 147 kW.

More: 2022 Ford Fiesta ST Price and Specs

As before, the only transmission is the six-speed manual.

The facelifted Fiesta ST will be joined by an updated Focus ST before August.

Ford has delayed the Focus ST, which was previously set to arrive in the second quarter of this year, due to supply chain problems caused by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

The updated small hatch was supposed to have a 13.2-inch touchscreen powered by Ford’s Sync 4 operating system, but due to supply issues, Ford fitted a smaller 8.0-inch screen powered by Sync3 in Europe.

Ford Australia, however, has chosen to wait for the new system, although that means delay.

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