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Old 05-18-2012, 07:42 AM   #11
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When I first checked them out in person I had just got back to my house after driving around. When I checked they were closed I could see nothing but black. Then I cranked the car and came back and they were full open and I could see the silver of the radiator.
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Good Youtube video show the shutters closing and opening at startup

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaburVkPcJY
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yeah and then they break closed and then your screwed all the way to the dealership LMAO.......I know you would still have a warranty as it's a 12 but still....more to break...It makes you wonder how much r&d went into the active grille shutters :)
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Hi guys. I was on Kelly Blue Book site and I came across something: http://www.kbb.com/ford/focus/2013-f...hicleid=377715
"SUPER FUEL ECONOMY (SFE) PACKAGE
Available on the auto-shifted SE 4-door sedan, the SFE Package includes auto-articulated, aero-optimizing grille shutters – an unseen mileage-enhancing element also found on most other Focus models fitted with the PowerShift transmission – as well as low rolling-resistance tires, wind-cheating wheel covers and a tasteful rear spoiler that collectively bring the car's EPA highway figure up to 40 mpg."

I don't have the SFE package, but I do have the PowerShift transmission. How can I tell If I have active grill shutters or not - or if I should? (I'm pretty sure I don't, but not sure). And why does it say "also found on most other Focus models fitted with the PowerShift transmission " . That is so vague...
I wish I had done a bit more research about this car and maybe have gotten SFE or custom ordered from Ford.
In any case, is there a way to get aftermarket active grill shutters? If so, please elaborate on it (DIY or get it installed and the pricing).

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Old 01-15-2013, 11:57 AM   #15
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Hi guys. I was on Kelly Blue Book site and I came across something: http://www.kbb.com/ford/focus/2013-f...hicleid=377715
"SUPER FUEL ECONOMY (SFE) PACKAGE
Available on the auto-shifted SE 4-door sedan, the SFE Package includes auto-articulated, aero-optimizing grille shutters – an unseen mileage-enhancing element also found on most other Focus models fitted with the PowerShift transmission – as well as low rolling-resistance tires, wind-cheating wheel covers and a tasteful rear spoiler that collectively bring the car's EPA highway figure up to 40 mpg."

I don't have the SFE package, but I do have the PowerShift transmission. How can I tell If I have active grill shutters or not - or if I should? (I'm pretty sure I don't, but not sure). And why does it say "also found on most other Focus models fitted with the PowerShift transmission " . That is so vague...
I wish I had done a bit more research about this car and maybe have gotten SFE or custom ordered from Ford.
In any case, is there a way to get aftermarket active grill shutters? If so, please elaborate on it (DIY or get it installed and the pricing).

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Look through your front grille and infront of the radiator you will see black plastic shutters. They should be open when the car is off.

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put your vin into

http://www.etis.ford.com/

and it will say if you have the shutters or not.

I think they are standard now across all models for the 2013 MY.
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Stupid question - do all new Ford Focus have active shutters? Sounds like a cool feature.
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I went to ford.com and clicked technology and it shows that the 2013 focus comes with it. I went outside and looked carefully at mine while the car is off, and yes I can see through stuff at the bottom so i'm pretty sure those are the grill shutters in open position. Sweet :)))
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I went to ford.com and clicked technology and it shows that the 2013 focus comes with it. I went outside and looked carefully at mine while the car is off, and yes I can see through stuff at the bottom so i'm pretty sure those are the grill shutters in open position. Sweet :)))
Start your car when it is cold out and take a look at them, they should be closed.
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ags repair

has anyone had the shutters come disconnected? i have had several overheats in town when above 90. once i'm moving all returns to normal but some of the shutters are not reacting with the others, they seem to have become disconnected. does anyone know how to access the linkage? from the top or the bottom? i purchased new, no accidents, maybe a bird or two. 46500 miles 2014 titanium hatchback.
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there really isn't any rhyme or reason for how the grille shutters work.

i've often wondered if mine were working at all and so i've started the car and ran to the front and looked; occasionally i've looked after parking the car to see in what state they were in.

just because you are parked doesn't mean they should be open or should be closed. i've had the them both ways, even after sitting for more than a day, with temps near 100. sometimes they are open, sometimes they are closed. sometimes they open on startup, sometimes they close on startup.

80+ outside, car has been parked about an hour, shutters are closed.

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