|01-07-2013 11:39 AM|
|Sonic_HedgeHog||My SE Sport Hatch loves low temps... The butt dyno says it runs excellent at 45-50 degrees.|
|01-07-2013 10:38 AM|
|RonMaiden||Poor cold weather performance? We need a little more description than just "poor".|
|01-07-2013 09:26 AM|
|01-05-2013 05:53 PM|
|01-05-2013 11:08 AM|
|gostinger||Clayton has the right idea but the lackluster do nothing attitude and accept by design is why there is no resolve to the issues.|
|01-05-2013 11:02 AM|
1) It's called a parking brake. Pull it. You have a manual transmission that's controlled by a computer. Treat it like one.
2) How many revisions have been made to MFT since its inception? Ford is obviously aware that this needs work and they are continually trying to rectify this problem.
3) Ever heard of "winter" gas and the laws of thermodynamics? More ethanol in your gasoline means decreased efficiency during combustion. Lower ambient temps mean decreased performance of any gasoline engine.
Call me crazy, but I love my Focus Ti Hatch.
|01-04-2013 11:15 PM|
Unless yours rolls away, then you have a real issue!
|01-04-2013 08:33 PM|
I get what you are trying to do but I think it's going to fall on deaf ears. You will have much better luck with your issues by going to the dealer and hounding them to fix your problems until you are satisfied. If they refuse, go to another dealer. I was fortunate to have my dealer fix all of my issues on one visit. Albeit a 5 day visit, the car was fixed when I got it back. My issues were MFT, trans shudder, and the epass steering issue. The dealer updated my MFT, updated my trans, and replaced the epass rack. I have not had the front end strut noise many complain about. I do have rattles in headliner and door panels, but most of the time I have my radio so loud I can't hear them, so it's moot to me. When the headliner falls, I will take it to the dealer to be fixed.
Can you elaborate on the poor performance below 45 degrees? Is this a trans issue? I know the trans will shift differently when it's cold but I have not had this issue yet. Coldest temps we have so far is in the high 20's at night and 30's by the time I'm driving.
The rolling back on a hill is by design. It's called HSA Hill Start Assist. It's not just a Ford thing. Basically the way it works is when you remove your foot from the brake on a hill, the car will remain stationary for 2-3 seconds. After the delay HSA releases and the car is free to roll like a manual trans would.
|01-04-2013 08:31 PM|
|01-04-2013 07:45 PM|
** Attention 2012 Focus HB Titanium Owners
I know there are a lot of us on here that are experiencing issues with out 2012 Ford Focus Hatchback Titanium cars. I for one have been trying to get Ford to do something about a few issues but its difficult to be heard as by my self. With this in mind, if any of you would like to give me your contact information I'd like to e-mail the group and see if we can't impress upon Ford our discontent. My e-mail address is as follows. PLease e-mail me if your interested in getting our issues heard.
Presently I have the following issues with my Focus. Let me know if you have any others that I'm not aware of yet.
Front strut crunching noise at low speeds
Roll back when park at an incline.
Poor performance below 45 degrees temperature