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Old 03-29-2012, 08:04 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by Prefurbia View Post
I picked up my 2012 SEL loaded Focus a week ago and love all the features except the Trip 1 and Trip 2 Average MPG is terribly off showing an average between 23 and 26 MPG even though my actual verified is about 38 MPG average.

When I picked up the car I reset the trip 1 and trip 2 while I was driving, both showing 180.0 miles had been driven, but one showed an average of 23.0 MPG and the other 25.9 MPG.

Yesterday I went to my Ford dealer to 'fix' the problem

The Ford mechanic told me the difference might have been because I set the trip meters while driving and the difference in the delay between resets could cause the difference. A Bugatti Veyron could not even use that much fuel in the few seconds it took to clear eack trip meter. Being told something that would be physically impossible is not a great way to start a relationship with my new Ford...

After the dealer called the factory, they handed my car back to me with no fix stating there are no faults, or known fixes...

Anybody else having similar problems?
SAME PROBLEM. Told me same bull crap and drove my car and said it gets 36 and that is true when your driving 70mph then reset while going these speeds. HOWEVER after 3 days in eventually when down and down to 23-24. I believe there is a flaw. I wonder what your build date is? Mine is 5/11 where i had to get the updates and everything. I think the poor gas mileage readings has some correlation to the DCT powershift transmission. I have yet still to have smooth shifting even though I got the latest tsb 2,000k ago. I think the problem with the DCT is causing below normal MPG on the screen. Something is just not right
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