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Old 07-15-2011, 06:57 PM   #1
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Ongoing Front End Rattle

Mine was in the dealers for a week where they replaced the right front strut and bearing. They also checked everything with some audio equip. Bottom line..the annoying low speed rattle is still present.

Any suggestions out there? Getting very frustrated since there are no apparent answers. The dealer really doesn't know what to do?


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Old 07-17-2011, 12:47 AM   #2
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I got the same problem around 20mph and also got a pulsating vibration between 50 and 70 mph.The car is in the shop and they think something's loose in the powertrain and transmission.I got the powershift tranny.Only got the car a few days and regret getting that stupid half baked transmission.
 
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Old 07-18-2011, 09:29 PM   #3
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Can you describe the rattle? I am hearing a seriously annoying light "hollow plastic" noise. Oddly enough I don't hear it on broken or rough pavement...only on relatively smooth pavement. The sound is also exaggerated at low speeds (5 mph) over broken pavement. Just wondering if this is the same thing you are hearing...
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Old 07-18-2011, 09:40 PM   #4
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Mine's more of clunking sound. It's only noticeable on rough roads (very common in Mich) at 10 mph or less. Once you know it's there it is very annoying. You can turn up the radio, but a brand new car shouldn't have these issues. 10 days at the dealer and counting!
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Old 08-01-2011, 04:29 PM   #5
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I have that problem too. I have taken it into the shop and they said they couldn't find anything wrong. I changed my oil, and while it was up, I looked at what I could, and I couldn't find anything that was loose. So, I don't know what to do.
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Old 08-01-2011, 05:26 PM   #6
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Have them check the motor mounts. That's what they found wrong with mine
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Old 08-02-2011, 12:19 AM   #7
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Mine's more of clunking sound. It's only noticeable on rough roads (very common in Mich) at 10 mph or less. Once you know it's there it is very annoying. You can turn up the radio, but a brand new car shouldn't have these issues. 10 days at the dealer and counting!
Yup... I experience this too. Feels like a ball joint is going or something. Might just be harder (less forgiving) style bushings.
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Old 04-23-2012, 07:06 PM   #8
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Same frustrating rattLe

Had my Titanium in four times now. Twice I got the "could not duplicate problem" junk they all spit out. I don't even have to leave the parking lot and I can hear the same annoying light/hollow rattle. They decided it was a bad strut and replaced it today. I picked my car up an hour ago and TaDah! The same rattle. I can't believe they handed me the keys and told me it was fixed. I LOVE my car but am agitated with this situation. I told them to keep it again and drove off in a freaking rental car minivan.
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Old 05-08-2012, 05:17 PM   #9
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I had the struts and bearings replaced on both the left and right side at about 600 miles on the odo. The noises went away for a brief time and now at 2000 miles it is as bad as it was before they replaced parts. We have alot of bad roads here in Michigan with broken pavement and I cringe as my front suspension rattles and sounds like it was all tightened by hand.
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Old 08-01-2011, 05:12 PM   #10
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This happens to me ALL THE TIME!!! Especially when just starting off the line. Obviously its not a large problem (unless the wheels eventually fall off or something)but a new car shouldn't have problems like this right off the lot. For comparison, my 15 year old Cadillac never rattled at all; like ever in its life. This new Focus is a wonderful car, but Ford really has some quality control issues to work out. I hope there's a recall or at least an easy fix for whatever is causing this.
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