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Old 03-20-2013, 10:28 PM   #1
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I drive too fast ...

My 2012 Focus lost power at approx.140 km/hr last week and when I gave it gas to get going again it revved like it was in neutral without putting power to the drive. I had to back off on the gas and this enabled me to limp home at a much reduced speed. Even after driving several kilometers every time I gave it a shot of gas it just revved up the RPMs again. After I shut it off and restarted, it seemed to reset itself. I thought it may have something to do with the SFE pkg. Called my dealer and he told me it was most likely the factory setting of MyKey. I know they are set to limit speed but surely it shouldn't have acted the way it did. Any ideas people. Thanx.


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Old 03-20-2013, 10:31 PM   #2
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:37 PM   #3
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6 spd automatic 
   
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:41 PM   #4
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I think the tranny fluked. I've seen a few posts about the transmission basically giving up. Happened to me when I passed a truck, pulled over, and it went on its way alright. If this happens again, leave the car on and go to the dealer, and don't turn it off so they can experience it first hand.
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:48 PM   #5
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It just didn't seem normal thats for sure ... I want to take it back up to that speed again and see what happens but with my luck I'll get ticketed ... Thanx.
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unless you've programmed a key for mykey, it shouldnt be active.
if it is active you would have heard a chime at 40mph, 60mph, and then a bunch of chiming at 80mph where it limits.
When you do a vehicle function check on your dash display it will also tell you how many mykey keys are programmed.
sounds more like the trans had a brain fart...
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Old 03-21-2013, 03:47 AM   #7
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i rented a 2012 when my 2002 was in the shop...long hwy trip. was doing 150 no probs for a while. it felt like it had plenty of juice to go faster but it was not the best hwy and i didnt feel safe going faster...
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My 2012 Focus lost power at approx.140 km/hr last week and when I gave it gas to get going again it revved like it was in neutral without putting power to the drive. I had to back off on the gas and this enabled me to limp home at a much reduced speed. Even after driving several kilometers every time I gave it a shot of gas it just revved up the RPMs again. After I shut it off and restarted, it seemed to reset itself. I thought it may have something to do with the SFE pkg. Called my dealer and he told me it was most likely the factory setting of MyKey...
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I recommend that you call my colleagues at Ford Canada at 1-800-565-3673; they'll be happy to step in and do what they can to assist you.

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Old 03-21-2013, 03:25 PM   #9
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then the question...why 140km/h and faster on the highway when the tolerance limit is 118 km/h... it's useless in my book.
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