My mother owns a Ford Fiesta 1.6 automatic petrol (model 2004, 24000km).
Since she bought the car it has happened about 5 to 6 times that the motor
suddenly goes off amidst driving. RPM are zero and the engine signal lights
up (but doesn't blink, just stays on). When turning the ignition key off and
on again, the motor starts again.
The car has been to the garage a few times, but they can't seem to find
anything. 5 to 6 times doesn't seem to be a big deal. But as my mother isn't
that young anymore, it could nonetheless be dangerous as also the power
steering and the brake support are affected when the motor stops during
Has anyone heard anything about this problem? What could be the cause?