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Old 12-02-2012, 02:01 AM   #175
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Originally Posted by jamnesta View Post
So Zillon, the survey doesn't support the heavier reinforcing plates as a fix? If it did I would think Ford would get off the hook for a reasonably priced TSB update. If not, that just lends credence to something like Blaze's theory with no cost effective fix at hand.
For the most part it does, but there are couple people with the plates and the clunk, and a couple without the plates and no clunk.

However, the majority of the people who answered the survey and have the clunk, don't have the plates. Tomorrow evening, if I get a chance, I'll sit down and cull through the data I've collected and present it into something legible.

Here's the last data breakdown I did, though, on 11/15, just to give you an idea:
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Originally Posted by Zillon
Alright, here's the daily breakdown of survey results.

48 entries thus far.
29 of 48 claim to have clunking issues.

Of those 29:
28 do not have the reinforcement plates on the strut brace.
1 has the reinforcement plates.

Of those 29, here's the breakdown by trim:
- 3 SE
- 11 SE w/Sport
- 3 SEL
- 3 SEL w/Premium
- 1 ST
- 4 Titanium
- 4 Titanium w/Handling

Of the 29 that said yes to the clunk, breakdown by year:
- 27 are 2012s
- 2 are 2013s. These two also lack the additional reinforcement plates on the strut tower brace. One is a 2013 Titanium, produced 8/8/12, the other is a 2013 ST, produced 8/14/12

Of the 48 entrants, 38 lack the reinforcement plates on the strut tower brace. The remaining 10 have them.

Of these 10 that have the plates, 4 are 2012 Foci, produced in the first half of 2011.
- 1 of 4 has the clunk. The other 3 do not.
- #1 is a SEL/Premium, produced 3/11, no clunk
- #2 is a SEL/Premium, produced 5/18/11, no clunk
- #3 is a Titanium/Handling, produced 5/24/11, no clunk
- #4 is a SE, produced 3/28/11, does clunk

Of the 19 who said no to the clunk:
- 11 are 2012s, 8 are 2013s
- 9 have the reinforcement plates, and 10 do not

Breakdown of 10 without reinforcement plates and no clunk by year, trim:
- 1 2013 SE
- 2 2012 SE/Sport
- 1 2013 SE/Sport
- 1 2012 SEL/Premium
- 4 2012 Titanium
- 1 2012 Titanium/Handling

Breakdown of 9 with reinforcement plates and no clunk by year, trim:
- 1 2013 SE
- 2 2013 SE/Sport
- 2 2012 SEL/Premium
- 2 2013 ST
- 1 2012 Titanium/Handling
- 1 2013 Titanium/Handling

Looking at the date range for the reinforcement plates:
- 4 2012 Foci have them. All 4 were produced ON OR PRIOR TO 5/24/11
- 6 2013 Foci have them. All 4 were produced ON OR AFTER 8/27/12
- 34 2012 Foci do NOT have them. All were produced between 4/5/11 and 6/28/12
- 4 2013 Foci do NOT have them. All were produced ON or PRIOR TO 8/14/12
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