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04-03-2014 04:29 PM
FordService
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Originally Posted by chemistkremer View Post
Thanks, Todd...I suppose my previous statement was a little rough on my car. Since I'm out of the B2B at this point, the dealership will be reserved for any 'big' fixes.
You're welcome, chemistkremer! I'm here if you have questions.

Todd
04-02-2014 06:45 PM
chemistkremer
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Originally Posted by rexazz2 View Post
reach over and put your hand on the passenger seat belt latch
I had a WTF is that moment tonight after giving a coworker a ride
It was the buckle bouncing against the console
I wish mine were as simple as that. I tried it the other day but nada. I've isolated both of mine to the far side of the seat, one at the hinge and one towards the front. If I ever get a free hour during nice weather, my goal is to do my best to fix it; electrical tape, fabric, play-doh, or wd-40...whatever will do the job and not be permanently affixed.

Thanks, Todd...I suppose my previous statement was a little rough on my car. Since I'm out of the B2B at this point, the dealership will be reserved for any 'big' fixes.
04-02-2014 05:55 PM
rexazz2 reach over and put your hand on the passenger seat belt latch
I had a WTF is that moment tonight after giving a coworker a ride
It was the buckle bouncing against the console
04-02-2014 02:51 PM
FordService
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Originally Posted by gavogue View Post
I also have a rattle from the passenger side.
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Originally Posted by helomech View Post
Hello everyone, I purchased a 2014 focus se sedan only a couple months ago, shortly after, it started to become a rattle box.
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Originally Posted by PratoN View Post
As does mine.
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Originally Posted by chemistkremer View Post
I have that same one, though I haven't 'officially' diagnosed it yet.
Hey all,

If you're still experiencing this concern, please let me know and I'll look into available options.

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I have a similar problem in a 2013 Ford Focus Titanium Sedan. I still haven't quite figured out where it's coming from. It sounds like it's coming from the seat directly either in or under, but I can't quite tell. Has anyone had any luck with the dealership?
I'd like to connect you with your regional customer service manager, yifeixli. Please send me a PM with your full name, best daytime phone number, VIN, mileage, and preferred servicing dealership.

Todd
04-02-2014 12:15 PM
yifeixli I have a similar problem in a 2013 Ford Focus Titanium Sedan. I still haven't quite figured out where it's coming from. It sounds like it's coming from the seat directly either in or under, but I can't quite tell. Has anyone had any luck with the dealership?
04-01-2014 08:14 AM
chemistkremer
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As does mine.
I have that same one, though I haven't 'officially' diagnosed it yet.

I also have another that is more subtle and more irritating than that. When cold, there is a lateral movement of the passenger seat back on its hinges that NEVER stops until the temp of the car reaches ~80 inside. If I pull the seat back towards or push it away from me, it goes away. But if I push it towards the front or back of the car, it does nothing.

Sometimes, when these two rattles are working in tandem, I tell myself that I'm just going to remove the seat from the car and drive over it.
02-07-2014 02:10 PM
PratoN
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Originally Posted by CDNFocusFan View Post
I get a rattle from my passenger seat as well, I found it to be coming from the bar that adjusts the position of the passenger seat back-forward. It is loose and rattles up and down inside a white plastic clip. Still working out a solution.
As does mine.
02-02-2014 02:26 PM
helomech Hello everyone, I purchased a 2014 focus se sedan only a couple months ago, shortly after, it started to become a rattle box.

I had multiple rattles coming from various locations in the car, and I have meticulously been eliminating them one at a time. Thought I'd share my experience.

The most annoying and consistent rattle was occurring while driving above 60mph, especially with any head wind. I figured it was related to any relative wind forces. The sound may initially seem to come from somewhere on the passenger side, but I eventually noticed it was loudest when I put my ear to the center armrest.

My search led me to discover that the exhaust heat shield underneath the car (at the approximate location under the armrest area) would rattle against the frame when only slightly tapped. I fixed this rattle by applying some high-temp rtv (silicone) to the heat shield and frame contact points (mine hit the frame more on the passenger side). I also bent some portions of the heat shield until it produced zero rattling when tapped.

Other passenger side rattles may come from the b-pillar plastic trim and the loose vent underneath the passenger seat. My driver side vent was nice and snug, but the passenger side was completely loose. I put some foam tape around the vent which helped, but there seems to be no way to get it to feel "installed," like it is on the driver side. My passenger b-pillar squeaked at times. This was also an easy fix. I popped it out just enough to apply some silicone to the areas where the plastic around the metal retaining clips butts up against the pillar.
I also have some creaks that come from the dash areas, where the gauge cluster and stereo meet the dash. I haven't fixed them yet, but I know that 3M makes a black, sort of putty like tape that works well for dampening these types of creaks. I couldn't find it online, but I've seen it sold at auto-body shops. It's a bit pricey.

It seems many have noticed that their car came with the door panels not quite completely installed. It wasn't the case with mine, but going through all the door panels and pressing on them to ensure all the clips are in their recepticles is a good starting point.
01-24-2014 12:57 PM
gavogue
A pillar rattle

I also have a rattle from the passenger side.

It happens much more frequently when it is cold and took me a while to figure where it was coming from.

I thought center console, then roof liner & passenger seat, but pressing / prodding / knocking those made no difference.

It is coming from the bottom of the passenger side A-pillar rattling against the dash. When it happens I push the pillar trim and it stop! I think I just need a piece of foam between the trim and the dash.

My car is and SE with appearance pack.
07-25-2013 06:19 PM
CDNFocusFan I get a rattle from my passenger seat as well, I found it to be coming from the bar that adjusts the position of the passenger seat back-forward. It is loose and rattles up and down inside a white plastic clip. Still working out a solution.
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