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09-15-2012 12:44 AM
rdyapo
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Originally Posted by Jen299 View Post
I have a 2012 focus with just about 9000km on it and i was feeling like the steering was off and a noise coming from the drivers side. Took it to the dealers and they hooked it up to the computer and said it was fine(that was at 1000km) just took it back in 4 days ago with the same issues to find out now I need a new transmission and a new steering rack omg my experience of buying my first new car has been very bad. There is no lemon law in Canada so I'm stuck with this car. Anyone else have these issues
Thanks Jen, I'm having the same type of issues with my new Focus, this will give me a little insight on what I'm looking for.
09-14-2012 04:05 PM
FordService
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Originally Posted by Jen299 View Post
I have a 2012 focus with just about 9000km on it and i was feeling like the steering was off and a noise coming from the drivers side. Took it to the dealers and they hooked it up to the computer and said it was fine(that was at 1000km) just took it back in 4 days ago with the same issues to find out now I need a new transmission and a new steering rack...
Hi Jen299,

I encourage you to contact the Ford of Canada Customer Relationship Centre at 800.565.3673. They'll be in the best position to help you out moving forward.

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...First, the cars that were made in the first 6 months of production did have a lot more issues and you can find out if your cars is one of them but going to the website below and entering your VIN. If your cars was made before about October of 2011 there's a much greater chance that there were defects.

...So, write down your VIN number (located in the lower corner, drivers side of the windshield or on the drivers side door pillar), click on the link below, go to the "Vehicle" tab and enter the VIN there.

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

In addition to finding the actual build date it should tell you if there is any other actions that need to be done and if there are mention it to the service writer when you bring it in for work...
Thanks for helping out, raptor1956!

-Crystal
09-14-2012 11:43 AM
Jen299 Thank you Brian
09-14-2012 11:37 AM
raptor1956
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Originally Posted by Jen299 View Post
I have a 2012 focus with just about 9000km on it and i was feeling like the steering was off and a noise coming from the drivers side. Took it to the dealers and they hooked it up to the computer and said it was fine(that was at 1000km) just took it back in 4 days ago with the same issues to find out now I need a new transmission and a new steering rack omg my experience of buying my first new car has been very bad. There is no lemon law in Canada so I'm stuck with this car. Anyone else have these issues

Jen, this wasn't maybe the best thread to post your issue, but let me see if I can help a little...

First, the cars that were made in the first 6 months of production did have a lot more issues and you can find out if your cars is one of them but going to the website below and entering your VIN. If your cars was made before about October of 2011 there's a much greater chance that there were defects.

The good news is that it looks like Ford wants to replace the transmission and steering rack and if that's true then when they are done you should be pretty well good to go. The early cars did have transmission and steering rack issues so getting that fixed, under warranty, should make things much better.

So, write down your VIN number (located in the lower corner, drivers side of the windshield or on the drivers side door pillar), click on the link below, go to the "Vehicle" tab and enter the VIN there.

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

In addition to finding the actual build date it should tell you if there is any other actions that need to be done and if there are mention it to the service writer when you bring it in for work...


Brian
09-14-2012 11:10 AM
darkangelism
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Originally Posted by Jen299 View Post
I have a 2012 focus with just about 9000km on it and i was feeling like the steering was off and a noise coming from the drivers side. Took it to the dealers and they hooked it up to the computer and said it was fine(that was at 1000km) just took it back in 4 days ago with the same issues to find out now I need a new transmission and a new steering rack omg my experience of buying my first new car has been very bad. There is no lemon law in Canada so I'm stuck with this car. Anyone else have these issues
What does this have to do with this thread?
09-14-2012 10:59 AM
Jen299
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I have a 2012 focus with just about 9000km on it and i was feeling like the steering was off and a noise coming from the drivers side. Took it to the dealers and they hooked it up to the computer and said it was fine(that was at 1000km) just took it back in 4 days ago with the same issues to find out now I need a new transmission and a new steering rack omg my experience of buying my first new car has been very bad. There is no lemon law in Canada so I'm stuck with this car. Anyone else have these issues
08-11-2012 07:29 PM
rsilvers Drove 173.5 miles in 2012 SE Sport DCT with 93 octane and replaced 5.25 gallons. So that is 33.0 mpg. Car reported 31.6 over the same distance. So in my case, it is not trying to lie. I will test it a few more times.
03-31-2012 09:54 PM
SpinKix
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Originally Posted by hoffmanr09 View Post
A 2012 vehicle should have precise mpg readings no questions asked!!!
I left my Trip 2 untouched for 5 fill ups to keep an average against my logged miles/gallons. Both match *exactly* after 700 miles.

I reset Trip 1 MPG and Miles every fill up to get an idea of instant MPG, and it seems to average against a stored constant.

The first reading seems to be skewed toward the last reading before reset, then adjusts quickly up or down based on real time driving.
03-31-2012 12:28 PM
wilsonfocus86
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Originally Posted by DrkKnight614 View Post
Posted via FF Mobile Really thats not. Your off 2mpg from the epa estimates. Depending on your driving habits its going vary. Also how long do you let your car warm up for? Rush tothe store is going to net you lower mpgs. And your barely broken in it at, wait...your mileage will go up substantially over time, trust me. Also whats wrong with the trans? I hear a bunch of people complain and think it has a problem, but its really just them not used to the dual clutch and everythings normal.

If your still getting the same mileage in say like 5k miles, and youve tried all different driving styles, then id say you have a problem.
I will +1 that. I reset avg mpg and trip each time. Filled up last week first 5 miles were stop and go. Ut oh the readout was low 20's...but now I have 200 miles on the trip my avg has shot back up to 31. It's not just going to magically reach the EPA estimates etc etc. I have 5900 miles on the clock.

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03-30-2012 10:03 PM
hoffmanr09
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Originally Posted by Dgc333 View Post
Yes it uses data from the ECU and one of those signals is the one that drives the odometer display so it really is using the odometer. When you reset a trip counter the current odometer reading in the ECU is stored in another memory location. The unit then looks at the current odometer reading in memory and subtracts the stored trip reading for the trip distance and for the numerator of the mileage calculation. For the gallons, the total sum of the duty cycle of the injectors is used to calculate the gallons which then becomes the denominator in the MPG calculation.

FWIW, I have had (4) Chrysler products that have had trip navigators and the average fuel consumption read out has been within .1 or .2 mpg of the calculated full up to fill up mileage. so the ability to make these things quite accurate exists, Ford just hasn't done a good job with theirs.
A 2012 vehicle should have precise mpg readings no questions asked!!!
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