|02-10-2015 08:51 PM|
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
|02-04-2015 05:45 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 12:40 PM|
|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 07:50 PM|
|vegachicago||I replaced mine with black window vinyl screen material and a glue gun. It works.|
|01-23-2015 06:52 PM|
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 06:00 PM|
|01-23-2015 01:19 AM|
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.
|01-22-2015 06:28 PM|
|01-22-2015 03:41 PM|
|FocusedOkie||Thanks to everyone for posting this information on the rear window deck vent covers. It gave me a bit of peace of mind knowing I wasn't the only one and that it could be easily taken care of. I have to wonder why they didn't put in some sort of hard plastic/rubber cover over that entire back area in the first place. I'm not even sure what those vents are for since they go directly down into the trunk.|
|07-02-2014 11:58 AM|
|stevetimm||Foam on my 2012 SE was fine when I bought the car in March. However, I noticed this morning that it is starting to deteriorate. Although I'm still under warranty, I'll probably just order the new part and do the replacement myself. Fifteen minutes of work sure beats at least a month (or more) of back and forth with the dealer.|
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