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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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Originally Posted by Illuminator View Post
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
05-26-2015 10:37 AM
Borko 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
05-14-2015 01:08 PM
FordService
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Originally Posted by BMatt07 View Post
I am having the same exact issue.

Just picked up a used 2012 Focus SE Hatchback, I have had the car for about two weeks now. Didn't really notice the vibrating at idle until last night.

There's roughly 28,000 on the odometer. Going to contact my dealer and see what they say. I previously owned a 2006 Mercury Milan, drove it for 150,000 miles, and never experienced any shaking at idle.
Hi BMatt07,

Heading to your dealer is a great first step. Keep me in the loop on this. :)

Meagan
05-13-2015 01:50 PM
BMatt07 I am having the same exact issue.

Just picked up a used 2012 Focus SE Hatchback, I have had the car for about two weeks now. Didn't really notice the vibrating at idle until last night.

There's roughly 28,000 on the odometer. Going to contact my dealer and see what they say. I previously owned a 2006 Mercury Milan, drove it for 150,000 miles, and never experienced any shaking at idle.
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