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06-11-2016 07:33 PM
BeepBeep2
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Originally Posted by block View Post
Still on original engine air filter perhaps? That could cause the engine to hiccup/vibrate. I find it very hard to believe that motor mounts are failing on 1-3 year old cars.
Cold engines run rougher, and when warmed up, RPMs are allowed to drop, which could make them run rough.
My dealer is worthless and I heard the other 3 or 4 are similar *and all are 30 minute drives). Luckily, a new dealer is being built just 3 miles away, so I'm going to let them have a whack at my rattles, whistles; etc before the 3 years runs out. If I'm not satisfied, my wife's upcoming new car/SUV won't be a Ford.

Anyone else have the plastic "lens" over the speedo rattle? It occurs even while driving, not just idle. My '82 4 cylinder Skylark was my last car that did that! Have a few other dash area rattles developing too.
Well, many guys were changing the rear motor mount here because of excessive wheel hop and the motor rocking back during launch...

My 2012 is now 5 years old and the dealer recently had to take the front subframe down to change the exhaust manifold / cat. When they put it back together my wheel hop was significantly lessened just from putting the original mount back on.

At some point along the way Ford changed the PCM / ECU calibration to run around 800 RPM idle - my car has been updated and now runs 800 RPM idle (880 cold on warm days) regardless of A/C on or off and it used to run in the 680 RPM range. Still vibrates badly though - the car shudders (1/8th inch vibration) when starting and it vibrates enough to rattle light items in door pockets otherwise.

MY08-11 US models also had issues with vibration and the rear motor mount.

My instrument panel cluster rattles too - high pitched scratchy type sound. It mostly quit for a year or so but stupid me pushed on the cluster one day and it got worse.
06-11-2016 11:00 AM
block
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Originally Posted by ChalupaJones View Post
I haven't been to the dealer about it, it just started yesterday. Mileage is at 24,9xx but I think I'm past my 3 year mark
Still on original engine air filter perhaps? That could cause the engine to hiccup/vibrate. I find it very hard to believe that motor mounts are failing on 1-3 year old cars.
Cold engines run rougher, and when warmed up, RPMs are allowed to drop, which could make them run rough.
My dealer is worthless and I heard the other 3 or 4 are similar *and all are 30 minute drives). Luckily, a new dealer is being built just 3 miles away, so I'm going to let them have a whack at my rattles, whistles; etc before the 3 years runs out. If I'm not satisfied, my wife's upcoming new car/SUV won't be a Ford.

Anyone else have the plastic "lens" over the speedo rattle? It occurs even while driving, not just idle. My '82 4 cylinder Skylark was my last car that did that! Have a few other dash area rattles developing too.
06-07-2016 06:33 PM
bkosborne Oof.... I've had the vibrations for a while now. When idling, the passenger headrest will sometimes be shaking so bad you can see it moving back and forth. You can feel it in the steering wheel, or when your knees are laying against the center console or door.

When driving at highway speed, you can feel the vibrations in the pedals. It's really noticeable if you take the side of your foot and place it against the side of the brake pedal.

I've had it into two different dealers. The most recent time they had it over 3 weeks and all they replaced the clutch for the 2nd time, claimed it fixed the problem, but it's still there more than ever. And to top it off when they replaced the clutch two bolts broke off and they had to drill them out and retap the holes. Ugh.
07-05-2015 11:00 AM
Theblueoval I had these idle vibrations and runnning a bottle of Techron seems to have fixed the issue.
07-05-2015 10:19 AM
Illuminator
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Hello all,

My wife and I just purchased a 2012 Focus SE with 63k miles on it. On driving it, I immediately noticed vibration at idle, but we eventually decided to purchase the car despite that, as the dealer marked it down heavily for us ($8k). I was driving it last night and came to the realization that the vibration was probably due to the motor mounts, but now I have a conundrum:

We purchased an extended warranty on the vehicle, but I'm doubting they will cover it. We have 2000-miles to decide if we want to keep it or not, which we'd really love to do, but I'm worried that the motor mount issue might cause other problems with the car and I don't necessarily want to take it to the dealership and immediately dump money into the car. I'm relatively handy and am confident I could replace the mounts myself, but I'm not too eager to jump into tearing the car apart and busting my knuckles up.

So the question is, if it is the motor mounts (I'm going to do some further examination today), should we keep the car and attempt to fix it or return it and find something else?
Well, the good news is, I don't think it's the motor mounts

That makes me feel a little better. Here's a video I just took, having my wife help test them out; the engine moves slightly, but doesn't seem to display obvious signs of torn mounts.

YouTube Video
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I checked the air filter and it's brand new, so I think next thing I'm going to examine when I have a moment are the plugs.

07-05-2015 09:33 AM
Illuminator Hello all,

My wife and I just purchased a 2012 Focus SE with 63k miles on it. On driving it, I immediately noticed vibration at idle, but we eventually decided to purchase the car despite that, as the dealer marked it down heavily for us ($8k). I was driving it last night and came to the realization that the vibration was probably due to the motor mounts, but now I have a conundrum:

We purchased an extended warranty on the vehicle, but I'm doubting they will cover it. We have 2000-miles to decide if we want to keep it or not, which we'd really love to do, but I'm worried that the motor mount issue might cause other problems with the car and I don't necessarily want to take it to the dealership and immediately dump money into the car. I'm relatively handy and am confident I could replace the mounts myself, but I'm not too eager to jump into tearing the car apart and busting my knuckles up.

So the question is, if it is the motor mounts (I'm going to do some further examination today), should we keep the car and attempt to fix it or return it and find something else?
06-30-2015 06:56 PM
ChalupaJones I haven't been to the dealer about it, it just started yesterday. Mileage is at 24,9xx but I think I'm past my 3 year mark
06-30-2015 05:21 PM
FordService
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Originally Posted by ChalupaJones View Post
I'm having rough idle in my 2012 S Manual Trans. RPMs get fairly low 600-700 range at idle and I can watch my headlights flicker while its sitting there vibrating the whole car. Not really sure what the deal is. I think I just came out of my 3 year/36k mile warrantee too.
Hi there, ChalupaJones.

Have you been to your dealer to have this looked at? Please let me know, along with your mileage, and I'll check out some options.

Meagan
06-30-2015 12:50 AM
ChalupaJones I'm having rough idle in my 2012 S Manual Trans. RPMs get fairly low 600-700 range at idle and I can watch my headlights flicker while its sitting there vibrating the whole car. Not really sure what the deal is. I think I just came out of my 3 year/36k mile warrantee too.
05-26-2015 06:17 PM
FordService
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Originally Posted by Borko View Post
Hello,

Short update on my situation. After all difficulties I passed they have changed the engine mounts and now the car is working as new. No vibrations anymore.

Thank you, Ford Service for helping me, and following up with the dealer which I guess played a big role in solving the issue.

Cheers

Boris
My pleasure! Glad to hear everything's worked out.

Meagan
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