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Today 07:31 AM
bvlpxm It's a super easy fix. The panel comes out easy , strip off the old and use boy glue gun and attach speaker fabric , felt, or sceen. I used some old speaker cover fabric I had already. 1 piece cut to size 10 minute job better than oem. This problem and other know. Design flaws Ford sucks about covering out of warranty. Rep who contacted me from this board from Ford was useless
Yesterday 04:48 PM
cobrajet429 It's a cheap fix. I wouldn't buy an extended warranty over $15.
Yesterday 02:44 PM
jbburks My 2012 is just out of warranty by two months. Are there any options (other than repair it myself)? The car has a Ford extended warranty.
02-10-2015 07:51 PM
bvlpxm
dealer denied - here's how to fix

My dealer in Spartanburg SC turned down my request as out of warranty on my 2012 w/46,000 miles even though i provided them with the TSB. Found this u Tube video on how to do. Looks like maybe a 5-10 minute job. Now just deciding what material to use.

here's the video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=159x2szFqg8
02-04-2015 04:45 PM
Guilty Trace This happened to me too. After being in Alaska for a few years, I got stationed in Biloxi and, after the first summer here, that foam has all but disintegrated. All that sunlight beaming through non-tinted windows and this hunk of whatever-the-hell fell to pieces. So, no--you're not alone.
01-28-2015 11:40 AM
OC 2012Focus Just got mine in the mail that I ordered from Ebay with free shipping. Multiple online dealers wanted $10-15 for the part plus $30 shipping but I was able to find it much cheaper. Does anyone have any good tips on how to install it? I saw someone posted that they used RTV.
01-23-2015 06:50 PM
vegachicago I replaced mine with black window vinyl screen material and a glue gun. It works.
01-23-2015 05:52 PM
sailor Yeah, a poor quality foam slipped through testing/quality control.

TSB on replacing it under warranty, cheap official stick on replacement for those beyond warranty.

I'm also one for usually running with a window cracked, my model works best with the driver's partially up even on a nice day for reduced buffeting (about 1/4 to 1/3rd) - sunroof open or not.
01-23-2015 05:00 PM
FocusedOkie
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Originally Posted by sailor View Post
No, it's part of the flow through ventilation system for the car.

Air leaves through vent holes in the trunk area that originally came in through the ventilation system in front. Flowing past the rear window helps keep that clear, same setup in my '04 BTW.
This makes a world of sense! Just wish they had chosen a better material or something that looks better... guess I'll be running my a/c more often (I'm too used to driving windows-down due to my old truck not having a/c and the focus is so quiet inside it's almost unnerving)
01-23-2015 12:19 AM
sailor No, it's part of the flow through ventilation system for the car.

Air leaves through vent holes in the trunk area that originally came in through the ventilation system in front. Flowing past the rear window helps keep that clear, same setup in my '04 BTW.
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