Originally Posted by fortresspainting
I just purchased a US 2012 Focus and imported it to Canada. Federal law up here requires daytime running lights or you cannot register/insure the car.
I knew this beforehand, so I asked the dealer to look at the car and see if they could activate the DRL - they were unable to do so. No exact reason was given except that they contacted Ford and were told it was not possible.
I imported the car and took it to my dealer for the same reason - activate the DRLs: they initially claimed it was a setting in the car's computer and it would be no problem.
They tried for about an hour to figure it out - called Ford - and were told the software set-up was different on US cars and DRLs could not be activated.
Now, I am forced to go with an aftermarket option.
None too happy about this. Anyone out there have a similar experience. I am not convinced that they cannot be activated. This is primarily because I don't feel I've been given a reasonable explanation as to why they cannot turn them on.
Hard to believe as DRLs are a fleet option in the US.