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04-15-2015 04:20 PM
FordService
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Originally Posted by jewjewfruit View Post
Dealer service foreman said it was engine mount(s). Vehicle is still under the 5-yr / 60k-mile warranty, and this is covered. We are taking it in in a couple of days to get it fixed; I will check back to let everyone know if that fixed the vibration problem.
Happy to hear everything's going well with your dealer. I can look into some additional assistance, as well. Just send me a private message with your VIN, mileage, best daytime phone number, full name, and dealer name/location.

Meagan
04-14-2015 11:55 AM
jewjewfruit Dealer service foreman said it was engine mount(s). Vehicle is still under the 5-yr / 60k-mile warranty, and this is covered. We are taking it in in a couple of days to get it fixed; I will check back to let everyone know if that fixed the vibration problem.
04-14-2015 10:30 AM
gravix202 I got my 2012 Focus SE about 2 weeks ago. I noticed the rough idle and, coming from a Cadillac CTS, thought it was quite abnormal. I noticed that the air filter was dirty and replaced it. My idle is A LOT better! I think the level it is at is very live-able.

I'm also going to try some different octanes as I've read that can help as well. I'm running good ol 87 octane at the moment but will try 89 and 91 in the future to see how the engine idle and mpg are affected.

TL;DR
: Replaced air filter, got smoother idle.
04-14-2015 09:42 AM
jewjewfruit We have a 2011 Ford Focus and are taking it in today to have this problem looked at. I will post again if I find out anything earth-shattering. Thanks!
02-24-2015 11:38 AM
FordService
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No, that's a public post. To private message me, click my username and then click where it says "Send Private Message."

Meagan
02-22-2015 05:20 PM
Mazdamike0831 Most likely your clutch is going bad...mine had a terrible shake at idle after my first clutch pack replacement...new clutch solved the shaking!!!
02-22-2015 05:05 PM
Rtreadaway
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Hi guys,

I want to look into this further. Please send me a private message with your VIN, mileage, best daytime phone number, full name, and dealer name/location.

Meagan
Is this how I private message?
02-18-2015 12:00 PM
FordService
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My 2012 has vibrated since mileage of 32,000. Yes under warranty but the dealership could not find it. I tOok it back at 69,000 (to re program the computer for the stuttering between 1st and 2nd gear, which is much better just a little stutter). I asked about the vibration and they could not find it. My steering wheel vibrates while idling and you can even watch the water in my water battle shake in the console. Passengers have noticed but they say nothing is wrong. Supposedly have checked motor mounts. It is 2 years old and what makes it worse due to the vibration several rattles in the dash are fairly loud. It is pretty embarrassing since I use this for work (sales). I take clients out and they notice this. It is my 2nd Focus as I liked my first so much. I handed the first 2009 down to my son but may have to. Take it back as it does not have this problem.
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Mine started vibrating around 5k miles and it's at 7.5k now. It's a loud, low-pitched, jarring vibration that is very uncharacteristic of the engine otherwise. And that's more it only occurs between about 950-1k RPMs while idling. It's less noticeable when the engine is in gear. And it gets better as the engine is warmed up which makes it difficult to take to the dealer to diagnose. I scheduled one appointment but they attributed it to a transient exhaust condition. Any ideas? I've seen a lot of discussion around motor mounts but the engine seems stable when it's running.
Hi guys,

I want to look into this further. Please send me a private message with your VIN, mileage, best daytime phone number, full name, and dealer name/location.

Meagan
02-18-2015 07:31 AM
Rtreadaway
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Originally Posted by kaede View Post
Mine started vibrating around 5k miles and it's at 7.5k now. It's a loud, low-pitched, jarring vibration that is very uncharacteristic of the engine otherwise. And that's more it only occurs between about 950-1k RPMs. It gets better as the engine is warmed up which makes it difficult to take to the dealer to diagnose. I scheduled one appointment but they attributed it to a transient exhaust condition. Any ideas? I've seen a lot of discussion around motor mounts but the engine seems stable when it's running.
Mine vibrates while driving and of course you notice it more when idling. The RPM stay at 1 when idling. Is that normal? My gas mileage was better 9 only 2 miles but better before all this. I am really frustrated that WHILE it was under warranty the dealership could not feel it. I know when I go back in I will get charged just $95 for them to tell me yes it is vibrating or no. The local auto mechanic felt it and checked the motor mounts and said they look Ok. I noticed postings on this about the flywheel. Have no idea. It is so frustrating. I drove my last Focus to 125k miles and felt very good about handing down to my son. My other son needs a car and I told him go look for another. I am afraid it will be a money pit for him I am in the process of possibly trading. I want an Escape and have always had Fords but this experience along with taking 3x to fix the computer for shuttering has tainted me.
02-17-2015 11:13 PM
kaede Mine started vibrating around 5k miles and it's at 7.5k now. It's a loud, low-pitched, jarring vibration that is very uncharacteristic of the engine otherwise. And that's more it only occurs between about 950-1k RPMs while idling. It's less noticeable when the engine is in gear. And it gets better as the engine is warmed up which makes it difficult to take to the dealer to diagnose. I scheduled one appointment but they attributed it to a transient exhaust condition. Any ideas? I've seen a lot of discussion around motor mounts but the engine seems stable when it's running.
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