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11-14-2014 10:38 AM
OC 2012Focus
Originally Posted by carol3162 View Post
What did they fix? New TCM?
It's been working fine since the fix. They replaced the TCM.
10-29-2014 10:54 AM
Rsport I am having the same issue as everyone else on this form. I am looking for help and I'm tired of getting the run around from all the individuals who work at Ford. My specific issue is as follows. My car completely died in my drive way as I was pulling in. All electrical was still working but the car shut off and wouldn't restart. The "parking aid malfunction" light came on. I had my car towed to a ford dealership. After 2 days they told me it was "my battery" and that's what was causing my car to not restart and what caused it to stall. I had the battery replaced and specifically asked the service tech to tell me that the fault of my car stalling was the battery. Upon leaving the dealership with my car equipped with a new battery, it stalled again about 5min worth of driving. This time it was in the middle of a intersection almost causing a drastic pile up. I had it towed back to the same dealership and explained my situation. I called head office (Canada) and explained my situation.

I have already replaced my TCM once and that was a whole other problem. Is this the common problem? Should I expect another replacement or is ford going to try to give me the run around again and tell me it's something else?

I am now waiting for the final result. It's such a frustrating situation where large companies do not stand by there product and do not fix their issues. I don't understand how a major SAFETY issue is not taking serious.. Well done FORD
09-24-2014 06:08 PM
Originally Posted by Ajroyle View Post
I recently had the same problem. I left my car at the dealer even though it was not misbehaving at the time. I can't believe they would not help you!!
Dealer service said it was a transmission module. That was replaced but it did not solve the problem. Several days later and after consulting with Ford in Michigan, the diagnosis was an electrical problem. I was told they had to take the interior apart to find the source of the problem. I contacted Ford in Michigan through this forum and asked for their help. I don't know if in fact it helped to speed things along but i felt I was doing all I could on my end. Be prepared to supply Ford with your VIN, dealer info, etc. Very strange that it seems to be happening to mostly our year and model. I hope this info helps you with your car. Good luck!
How is your car doing, did they have to replace harnesses, was it electrical problem?
09-22-2014 08:34 PM
Originally Posted by mikedesimon View Post
I am also struggling with the same problem.
Is there any help on the way. I don't trust my dealer (for various reasons).
Did you get your TCM (Trans control module) replaced?
09-17-2014 09:44 PM
Originally Posted by FordService View Post
I see your cases are currently active and have been escalated to my highest point of contact. I've updated the case notes to reflect our conversation. I recommend you remove your personal information from your public posts for your privacy.

When does Ford plan on recalling the TCM on our Ford Focuses?? We are a pretty big group here!
09-16-2014 12:20 PM
Originally Posted by OC 2012Focus View Post
We haven't had any issues since the fix.
What did they fix? New TCM?
09-16-2014 11:56 AM
OC 2012Focus
Originally Posted by carol3162 View Post
Is your car working properly now?
We haven't had any issues since the fix.
09-10-2014 11:57 PM
Originally Posted by focus2012sel View Post
Someone please help!
This has happened to me several times already. The last time it happened I was stranded for an hour. Luckily, I was at a safe location and not some parking lot in the city at night. It happens at random times, at least once a week. But because it's so random, the mechanic at the dealership can't seem to catch it actually happening and therefore won't do anything. I've already taken it to the dealership twice and they just give it back to me and say they can't recreate the problem and just tell me to take it home. The first time I came back from the dealer I got the message as soon as I got home. I had only had it back for an hour. Whenever I turn the key to start the car the message "Parking Aid Malfunction Service Required" comes on and the engine won't turn over. I keep on trying to start the car and eventually, it will turn on. This can take anywhere from 2 minutes to an hour. The second time I took it back to the dealer I talked to the mechanic working on the car and told him that I read of someone else on this forum having the same problem as me and that his mechanic said it was the TCM. He told me that it wasn't possible for the TCM to cause the car not to start. I told
him that I could record a video of the car doing this and he said it didn't matter unless
it happens in front of him. This is a safety issue! I'm freakin being stranded by this car! The car was bought new, is still under warranty and only has 32k on it and i'm more scared to drive it then my 10+ yr old car because I just don't know when it will leave me stranded again.
Lex1229 posted these error codes for his particular problem " B-11DB-83, B-1D13 11, P0850, U1013" Since this problem is random and difficult to catch at the dealer, can't Ford enter this information into their mechanic technical hotline or something? Because I doubt my dealer is going to do anything unless i spend lots of $$$ and time to get it towed up there. There has gotta be another way to diagnose this problem then catching it "in the act"
Have you reported the car to NHTSA This is how recalls get started!
09-09-2014 11:22 AM
Originally Posted by OC 2012Focus View Post
It's been 2 days since we picked up the car and so far it is working with no issues with the TCM being replaced. Really hoping this is a permanent fix and no more issues. Also, I hope you have better luck with the service department and getting yours fixed.
Is your car working properly now?
09-09-2014 11:18 AM
Originally Posted by Rogerschro View Post
Most likely the wire connecters were not attached properly to the wires. It happens. It could make it past instal but weak connections would burn the contact causing intermittent or failed connection. Not likely anything more than a one off issue.
Is your car working now with new harness?
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