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01-18-2013 08:56 PM
noahsfocus
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Originally Posted by cobie56 View Post
i did the same thing and it worked like a charm...
Good job Cobie .. my fix has still been good after a year of driving and no sagging headliner. Seems it will be a permanent fix for me ...much easier and less risky then replacing it imo. Someday would love to put a custom leather headliner in to match the leather seats. The stock one really sucks, one of the worst parts on the car since it is impossible to clean once it gets dirty .. and they all do in time.
01-18-2013 09:33 AM
cobie56
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Originally Posted by noahsfocus View Post
here you go, first i used some packing foam ...



then I inserted it between the cloth part of the headliner and the first plastic shielding ... I used 3 pieces in the front since it has a bigger gap to fill ...







then for the rear part the gap is much smaller and I couldn't get the camera angle to show the foam but by gently pulling down the cloth headliner and wedging a smaller piece of foam between the headliner and plastic shielding I was able to quiet the worst of the rattles ....



the foam in the rear part cannot be seen at any angle, the front pieces are only visable if you stick your head up into the moonroof when it's open.

this fixed my rattling problems in the headliner! a few more slight ones in the door panels i'm still looking into tho but there not even as bad as the headliner ones.

hope this helps ... did the trick for me
i did the same thing and it worked like a charm...
01-18-2013 07:18 AM
Shorty Long this story is too "funny" not to share with the forum...as i mentioned above, i got a call from the service manager that my car was ready. repair is covered under warranty, by the way.

i drive up to my dealer, give them the keys to my loaner and they hand me the fob to my car. i walk outside to my car and don't see it. there are two rows of cars and all spots are filled. i'm hitting the "lock" function on my fob to get my car to "beep" so as to help me locate it...nothing.

I continue walking down the lot and all the way at the end in the second row is my car. as I walk closer to it i notice that the inside is still completely disassembled and the headliner is nowhere to be seen. i'm assuming my fob didn't work because they had the battery disconnected.

i walk back into the service area, speak to the manager and tell him i don't think my car is ready. he kinda looked confused...i told him the car is still completely torn apart inside. he marches out to the lot to confirm, marches back into the garage and starts raising hell with the techs...the tech tells him it was the wrong headliner.

needless to say, i didn't leave with my car last evening.
01-17-2013 09:48 PM
NCWolfpack Were you able to get the fix from the dealer covered under warranty? When I went in for a rattle when I first got my car they were saying they only covered it since it was only two weeks old. I've had it now for about 19 months and the headliner rattle (overhead console) started about two weeks ago.

Also how long did the dealer take? I don't really want to leave it with them overnight since I don't have a backup car.
01-17-2013 04:00 PM
Shorty Long pretty much the entire front part of my headliner was detached from the ceiling and rattling like crazy in many different locations

the car is in the garage as we speak having the a completely replacement of headliner...i'm picking it up in just a few minutes

fingers crossed
01-17-2013 03:53 PM
spiderpig Big thank you for this post. The rattles have been driving my nuts the last couple weeks. I don't have time these days to take it the dealer to have them reglue it so I'm going to use the foam method for now.
08-10-2012 11:45 AM
DarinS Ford is well aware of the issue with rattles in the headliners and they have a fix. YOU HAVE A WARRANTY, USE IT! I took mine to the dealer, complained of the rattle, and the next day they had totally re-glued the headliner and it's now silent as the grave. The service manager mentioned they've had plenty of Focii in for the same issue and that Ford NA has informed the dealers of the problem and how to fix it. Simple.
08-09-2012 10:42 PM
malinowski
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Originally Posted by empowah View Post
My November 11 build Focus with 250 miles has intermittent rattles coming from pretty much everywhere as well. Not too pleased, because it's a brand new car and I'm OCD about these things and expect perfection, but at least it drives really well.
I've had my car for about 3 months now and its about 3800 miles on the odometer, the rattles hit me about a week after I bought the car and they drive me nuts.. there's a rattle/vibration above dash just behind the steering wheel, one on the passenger door, the headliner between the front driver seat and rear driver side seat, and theres a rear passenger seat (or something there) that rattles a bunch. It drives me crazy.. taking my car to the dealership soon, thats for sure!

I am in the same boat as you, I am pleased with the car overall but these rattles drive me nuts, they're nearly on par with my 23 year old Honda =/
12-08-2011 10:42 AM
nkdrum I haven't noticed many rattles w/ my moonroof but I'll try and listen for it. BTW I have the arctic interior too and I love it!
12-07-2011 10:07 PM
empowah
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Originally Posted by GeroSportSE View Post
Great work! I had a rattle too, but I had my dealer fix it. They put double sided tape and some glue lol. It stopped it -i think- or im just being paranoid and I can still hear it.

Now if only I can figure out a way to stop the rattling on my front passenger door and center console D:

Btw, since winter hit, I've been hearing rattles pretty much from every part of my car. Is that normal?
My November 11 build Focus with 250 miles has intermittent rattles coming from pretty much everywhere as well. Not too pleased, because it's a brand new car and I'm OCD about these things and expect perfection, but at least it drives really well.
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