Originally Posted by Uptcv1
How can it be that most if not all earlier builds dont have the reinforcing plate but Mistofoleez has it? When I read about the reinforcing plate I though ok sounds like another silent update from Ford.. Maybe this one does the trick.. Waiting to hear of new TSB incl reinforcer plates...
Actually, judging from my survey, it's looking more like the reinforcing plates were originally spec'd for the '12+ Focus, but for some reason or another, they were removed from spec sometime around 5/11 production, and didn't reappear until late August 2012 production for both the ST and the regular 2013 Focus.
You should take a look at this thread: http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=302183