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06-09-2014 10:31 PM
sailor Check this thread from the recall & problems archive:http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=281609
06-09-2014 08:48 PM
Johnnytsunami
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Originally Posted by cobrajet429 View Post
Just experienced this today 44k mi . Driving at 70. Slowed a little and car would only do 65. Got off the interstate. In town very sluggish acceleration.Pulled into a gas station to see if maybe something blocking intake. Just for giggles turned off engine . Restarted problem gone. No engine lights . Wonder if throttle by wire is messing up. Plan on going to dealer. I have always had the sluggish take off problem also. Scares me to think how this car will be once the miles roll up.
I have an appointment coming up to see if the service department cant figure anything out. But like you said, this scares me especially since I am experiencing this at only about 12k miles....
06-08-2014 08:29 PM
cobrajet429
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I have this exact same problem going on right now with my car. Started yesterday when i was driving down the highway doing about 75 with cruise control on. Hit some traffic and slowed down to about 30 and when it was time get back to speed my car wouldnt budge. Put it in 4th, down to 3rd, nothing. No power, no acceleration. Pulled over and turned it off, started it again a few minutes later and it was fine.

Now today while running errands I can feel the car being sluggish and not as "peppy" as it usually runs. Got on the highway and in 5th gear I can usually feel the car pull as it increases speed. Now its struggling to go from 60mph to 70mph Does anyone have any sort of idea about the problem here??? I have an appointment to check the car out with a local dealer as its still under warranty, but I feel like as soon as I turn it in the car will run fine and make a liar out of me.

Just experienced this today 44k mi . Driving at 70. Slowed a little and car would only do 65. Got off the interstate. In town very sluggish acceleration.Pulled into a gas station to see if maybe something blocking intake. Just for giggles turned off engine . Restarted problem gone. No engine lights . Wonder if throttle by wire is messing up. Plan on going to dealer. I have always had the sluggish take off problem also. Scares me to think how this car will be once the miles roll up.
05-30-2014 08:00 AM
Borski Just for reference of some discussion that has previously happened on this when I had the issue: http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=318145
05-30-2014 07:54 AM
Borski
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Originally Posted by Johnnytsunami View Post
I have this exact same problem going on right now with my car. Started yesterday when i was driving down the highway doing about 75 with cruise control on. Hit some traffic and slowed down to about 30 and when it was time get back to speed my car wouldnt budge. Put it in 4th, down to 3rd, nothing. No power, no acceleration. Pulled over and turned it off, started it again a few minutes later and it was fine.

Now today while running errands I can feel the car being sluggish and not as "peppy" as it usually runs. Got on the highway and in 5th gear I can usually feel the car pull as it increases speed. Now its struggling to go from 60mph to 70mph Does anyone have any sort of idea about the problem here??? I have an appointment to check the car out with a local dealer as its still under warranty, but I feel like as soon as I turn it in the car will run fine and make a liar out of me.
Have you gotten the ECU flash from TSB 12-5-5? Back in 2012 I had the same issue, not as extreme as yours, but the same as in this thread and this fixed it up for me.
05-30-2014 03:30 AM
Elizabeth I got the reflash. I got a letter for it, and took it in. No problems prior, nor since with drivability.
05-28-2014 05:30 PM
Johnnytsunami I have this exact same problem going on right now with my car. Started yesterday when i was driving down the highway doing about 75 with cruise control on. Hit some traffic and slowed down to about 30 and when it was time get back to speed my car wouldnt budge. Put it in 4th, down to 3rd, nothing. No power, no acceleration. Pulled over and turned it off, started it again a few minutes later and it was fine.

Now today while running errands I can feel the car being sluggish and not as "peppy" as it usually runs. Got on the highway and in 5th gear I can usually feel the car pull as it increases speed. Now its struggling to go from 60mph to 70mph Does anyone have any sort of idea about the problem here??? I have an appointment to check the car out with a local dealer as its still under warranty, but I feel like as soon as I turn it in the car will run fine and make a liar out of me.
08-12-2013 11:56 AM
FordService
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...I am going to pursue this problem with local dealers while i'm still under 36K...
Let me know how your appointment at the dealership goes, AlexB. If you need me to jump in and assist, send me a PM with your VIN, dealer, mileage, daytime phone number, and full name. I'll check out some options to help.

Crystal
08-11-2013 07:49 PM
CunFFS13 I only have 200km, so far so good, knock in wood!
08-11-2013 05:11 PM
2kwik4u I had the same problem in mine. Dealership replaced the electronic throttle assembly on mine. There is a thread in the TSB section on my experiences.
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