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12-17-2012 10:02 AM
HuskerFocus
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Originally Posted by monkey302 View Post
I live in the desert, so it wasn't until yesterday I noticed the same problem. This is looking like a more widespread problem.

Has anyone had any success with Dealer resolution?
I don't think it is isolated to a single side either. Maybe just the rear doors, but not one side. Mine happens to be on the driver side (if I remember right). I've seen others complaining about the passenger side too. It seems to possibly be an installation issue in that the rubber/cushion the door meets when closed covers up the drain hole. Either that, or just bad engineering and QC.
12-15-2012 07:10 PM
e30og have never noticed it, but does not mean it doesn't exist. Hasn't rained in a while but I will be vigilante when it does lol keep us posted guys
12-15-2012 10:31 AM
monkey302 I live in the desert, so it wasn't until yesterday I noticed the same problem. This is looking like a more widespread problem.

Has anyone had any success with Dealer resolution?
11-13-2012 09:35 AM
FordService
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Originally Posted by memphiscbrider View Post
@crystal fordcustomerservice. Crystal. I've had this problem as well. Took it to my local ford dealer to get it looked at and the dealer said that ford said that it's acceptable. I, however, in my opinion do not find any standing water in what's considered to me to be inside the car, acceptable. I told them that and all they could tell me again was that it's acceptable. We had a bit of rain today and sure enough. There was water standing in my doors. I didnt take pictures but if I were to right now. You could see the filth left behind in the sills since I haven't cleaned them yet. Any help would be nice. Thx
Hi memphiscbrider,

I want to get your regional customer service manager involved so they can get this issue addressed promptly. To do so, please send me a PM with your VIN, dealer, mileage, daytime phone number, and full name. I'm on the case!

Let me know if you have any other questions or concerns,
Crystal
11-12-2012 09:03 PM
Some Guy From NY
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Originally Posted by mamboman View Post
Sigh. This is quickly becoming a big issue! What is ford going to do about it?
claim it is "normal operation" like every other issue.
11-12-2012 09:00 PM
mamboman
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Originally Posted by memphiscbrider View Post
@crystal fordcustomerservice. Crystal. I've had this problem as well. Took it to my local ford dealer to get it looked at and the dealer said that ford said that it's acceptable. I, however, in my opinion do not find any standing water in what's considered to me to be inside the car, acceptable. I told them that and all they could tell me again was that it's acceptable. We had a bit of rain today and sure enough. There was water standing in my doors. I didnt take pictures but if I were to right now. You could see the filth left behind in the sills since I haven't cleaned them yet. Any help would be nice. Thx
Sigh. This is quickly becoming a big issue! What is ford going to do about it?
11-12-2012 07:02 PM
memphiscbrider @crystal fordcustomerservice. Crystal. I've had this problem as well. Took it to my local ford dealer to get it looked at and the dealer said that ford said that it's acceptable. I, however, in my opinion do not find any standing water in what's considered to me to be inside the car, acceptable. I told them that and all they could tell me again was that it's acceptable. We had a bit of rain today and sure enough. There was water standing in my doors. I didnt take pictures but if I were to right now. You could see the filth left behind in the sills since I haven't cleaned them yet. Any help would be nice. Thx
11-12-2012 05:43 PM
FordService
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Originally Posted by mamboman View Post
Hi all - I'm having this same problem. My 2012 Focus has been into the dealer twice (in Canada), and they don't seem to be able to figure it out.

I'm able to reproduce it easily:

1) At a car wash, holding a hose on the door for 4-5 minutes. Open door, lots of water comes out.

2) Rain. It won't drain out over night either. It rained here on Sunday, and when I opened the door on Monday morning a fair amount of water came out.

This is really an odd issue, and I can't understand why it can't be fixed? This cannot be normal. I'm worried because it is getting cold here, and the water inside the door will easily freeze soon.

How can it be normal when it's only one door? The other rear door doesn't do it, nor does the driver side door.
Hi mamboman,

I'd recommend giving Ford Canada a call; they can coordinate efforts with your dealership and work on a resolution. You can reach them at 1-800-565-3673.

Questions? Concerns? Feel free to shoot me a PM and I'll see how I can help.
Crystal
11-12-2012 03:04 PM
mamboman Hi all - I'm having this same problem. My 2012 Focus has been into the dealer twice (in Canada), and they don't seem to be able to figure it out.

I'm able to reproduce it easily:

1) At a car wash, holding a hose on the door for 4-5 minutes. Open door, lots of water comes out.

2) Rain. It won't drain out over night either. It rained here on Sunday, and when I opened the door on Monday morning a fair amount of water came out.

This is really an odd issue, and I can't understand why it can't be fixed? This cannot be normal. I'm worried because it is getting cold here, and the water inside the door will easily freeze soon.

How can it be normal when it's only one door? The other rear door doesn't do it, nor does the driver side door.
11-12-2012 02:56 PM
FordService
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Originally Posted by inxsary View Post
I couldn't figure out how to post the video, so I put it on my flickr and you can see it here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/karenmsarna/8045375090/

I don't think I got the "gush" but you can see where the water is collecting.

-Karen
Thanks for the video, inxsary. Hopefully this will help out some of the other people who are having this same issue. Has your dealer had any luck diagnosing/repairing the leak?

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Originally Posted by PratoN View Post
Yes, I believe so. I looked a couple of weeks ago and from what I can tell the slit in the (at least my) door lines up directly with the weather stripping so it holds the water inside the door until you open it. It'll probably cause some rusting once salty highway water covers my car and eventually drains down in there - I got a car wash last Friday... I should probably open that door to see if there's still water in there.
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Originally Posted by HuskerFocus View Post
Is that the issue?

And/or has anyone found the issue and a fix? I have the problem (noticed for a while) and only now is it really really bugging me since it rained last night, then froze over night. I couldn't open my driver side rear door! And ice was on the plastic lining as well as covering the bottom of the door itself.

Like a few have mentioned, rain itself doesn't really bother me since I open the doors enough, its the salt and ice that concern me.
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Originally Posted by pablo94sc View Post
Same issue - waterfall when I opened the DS rear door this morning. I'd say at least 8oz of water came out from the size of the puddle left on the driveway. And like the video above, the water is resting above the plastic trim on the sill. I'm not taking the car back to the shop anytime soon, but I would like to know if anyone figures out a fix for this.
Hey folks,

I would advise that you all make appointments at your respective dealerships to get this checked out, especially now that weather is getting colder. I'm happy to get your cases escalated as well; just send me a PM with your details (VIN, dealer, mileage, daytime phone number, and full name) and I'll get to work.

Thanks!
Crystal
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