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baxdaddy 08-12-2012 05:25 PM

12B41 anyone?
 
Just checked ETIS to see if I was up to date and saw where this is listed.....active grill shutter wiring harness replacement. Guess I will schedule a service visit. Not sure if this is a chaffing issue, fire potential or what. Google didn't provide any info.

BetaDnB 08-12-2012 06:12 PM

I don't show that on my ETIS. Build date 13.05.2011.

manueljones 08-12-2012 06:27 PM

Only certain model Focus built at Michigan Assembly Plant between May 22 and June 7 2012 seem to be affected.

suss6052 08-12-2012 07:16 PM

IIRC it has to do with a broken wire harness for the shutter system, which if shut in the closed position could lead to power train damage.

pozi240 08-13-2012 06:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by suss6052 (Post 4303364)
IIRC it has to do with a broken wire harness for the shutter system, which if shut in the closed position could lead to power train damage.

But it "fails" in the open position to prevent damage. Unplug your harness with engine running...shutters will open and stay that way.

suss6052 08-13-2012 07:03 AM

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Originally Posted by pozi240 (Post 4303827)
But it "fails" in the open position to prevent damage. Unplug your harness with engine running...shutters will open and stay that way.

If you deliberately remove the harness once its running maybe, but if it was an intermittent fault right until the harness fails with the shutters closed then you'd be in deep trouble for assuming this to be the case.

The FSA states that if the harness fails when the ags is closed that powertrain damage may occur.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-J...s630/12b41.JPG

This is what the owner letter says describing the issue. It basically says that it can and may fail with the ags closed and then it won't re open since there is no signal, which could lead to powertrain damage.

cobie56 08-13-2012 07:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by suss6052 (Post 4303838)
If you deliberately remove the harness once its running maybe, but if it was an intermittent fault right until the harness fails with the shutters closed then you'd be in deep trouble for assuming this to be the case.

The FSA states that if the harness fails when the ags is closed that powertrain damage may occur.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-J...s630/12b41.JPG

This is what the owner letter says describing the issue. It basically says that it can and may fail with the ags closed and then it won't re open since there is no signal, which could lead to powertrain damage.

how can one find out if his focus if affected by this?

suss6052 08-13-2012 07:29 AM

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Originally Posted by cobie56 (Post 4303853)
how can one find out if his focus if affected by this?

I would check both www.etis.ford.com as well as Fordowner.com to check if your vehicle is affected. Theoretically it should only involve vehicles made between May 22, 2012 and June 7th, but that's not a definative list.

ohnoy2k 08-13-2012 07:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cobie56 (Post 4303853)
how can one find out if his focus if affected by this?

http://www.etis.ford.com/
Have the Vin number ready

Suss beat me to it

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baxdaddy 08-13-2012 09:08 AM

Mine was built May 30th, so that is why it is listed for mine.


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