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snow12 01-24-2013 12:31 AM

Is this really normal?
 
So my 2012 Focus has been making weird noises from the transmission recently as well as shifting weird. I have taken it to two separate dealers and they have both said "Ford states that is normal operational sounds". Now I have attached some videos for you to watch and more importantly listen to. The sounds the car is making sound absolutely horrible like metal against metal or gravel being ground into something. It really upsets me that Ford doesn't seem to care because this car cost so much; after all I am a college student and don't make a lot of money right now :( Is this a normal sound? Should I contact the BBB or something? because Ford seems to not care about the issue!

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5693999/121.mov

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5693999/1.mov

Any help is appreciated!

e30og 01-24-2013 12:39 AM

Use the search function of this website...there are TONS of threads dealing with this and i think it is pointless to start another.

Keep bringing it to the dealer and be stern about it, then if the issue is not fixed research how to escalate the problem. The dealer should fix it just be very pushy

e30og 01-24-2013 12:40 AM

Or drive stick

snow12 01-24-2013 12:57 AM

I've read through a lot of them but most of them discuss software updates that my vehicle already has according to both dealers. I'm 18 and really don't have anyone to help me with this type of stuff so I was just trying to get some advice of what to do. I guess I will try to call the Ford Customer Service hotline again but they just "help me" by setting up an appointment with the dealer.

sleepyboy 01-24-2013 12:59 AM

Moved to the MK3 chat area

sleepyboy 01-24-2013 01:01 AM

There really are a lot of threads on this, if you browse through them you should see some Ford Representatives in some of them who can escalate the problem with the dealerships. This has had to be done a few times due to the dealerships not fixing the problems. I suggest you contact one of them so they can help you instead of that hotline.

Strix 01-24-2013 07:01 AM

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Originally Posted by e30og (Post 4554228)
Or drive stick

Or buy something other than a Ford.

YesMAN 01-24-2013 07:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Strix (Post 4554406)
Or buy something other than a Ford.

Dude the constant and unproductive negativity is getting to be a bit much.

FordService 01-24-2013 09:18 AM

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Originally Posted by snow12 (Post 4554215)
So my 2012 Focus has been making weird noises from the transmission recently as well as shifting weird...

Welcome to the boards, snow12. Iím available to help by escalating this to the customer service manager for your region. So I can lend a hand, please send me a PM with your VIN, full name, best daytime phone number, dealer name/state, and approximate mileage.

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Originally Posted by e30og (Post 4554227)
...Keep bringing it to the dealer and be stern about it, then if the issue is not fixed research how to escalate the problem...

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Originally Posted by sleepyboy (Post 4554248)
...if you browse through them you should see some Ford Representatives in some of them who can escalate the problem with the dealerships...

e30og & sleepyboy,

This is some great advice. [:)]

Cory

Strix 01-24-2013 12:50 PM

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Originally Posted by YesMAN (Post 4554418)
Dude the constant and unproductive negativity is getting to be a bit much.

You're right... everyone should stick with 'productive' comments like "should have bought a stick" and "this is why smart people like me don't buy first-year models" and "mine is fine, I don't know what people are complaining about".


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