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Old 10-26-2011, 02:20 PM   #1
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No notice about low windshield washer fluid

Completely ran out of windshield washer fluid. Reading the manual, on page 31 of the second printing, it says that the car should have notified me on the cluster display.

No such notice. Anybody elses work?


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Old 10-26-2011, 02:38 PM   #2
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Goes along the lines of the "change oil soon" message that never appears on this car, even after the 10,000 mile maximum oil change interval.

Or the TPMS system taking 15 miles to indicate low tire pressure.

Or the TPMS system not detecting the spare tire is in use.

Or the instrument cluster still showing the headlamps on or the doors open on the "car graphic" even though they aren't.

Or the auto dimming mirror staying activated even when the ignition is off.

Or the automatic headlamps "rain lamp" feature not activating when in interval or rain-sensing position.

Or the "rear park aid" overlay getting stuck in the message center

Or the MFT screen saying the rear camera is unavailable, please contact dealer when the car doesn't even have the rear camera option.

Probably another programming glitch. Keep reporting this stuff to the dealership so hopefully Ford can fix it for the customers that buy a 2013 Focus.

And no, I haven't had the washer fluid level low enough to see if it works or not, but it probably doesn't.
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Old 10-26-2011, 02:57 PM   #3
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Do we have to rehash every single gripe in every single thread, or can we actually keep a few posts on topic?

Anybody that has actually ran out of windshield wiper fluid? Did you get the message?
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Old 02-02-2012, 11:05 AM   #4
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Do we have to rehash every single gripe in every single thread, or can we actually keep a few posts on topic?

Anybody that has actually ran out of windshield wiper fluid? Did you get the message?
did not get a message. also simply stopped at next gas station a mile down the road and added more.
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i ran out and did not get the message - was actually surprised that for all the technology something so simple would not show up. Figured it was not included in the car but according to you guys it just didnt work....awesome
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Mine ran out with no notice. On the coldest, slushiest, saltiest tire spray morning this year. Suuuuucked.
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did not get a message. also simply stopped at next gas station a mile down the road and added more.
Yeah i know but it is very annoying when you live in a winter country.... and you start your car in the morning with no messages that the fluid is low... then get on the road assuming you have enough for your day and then runs out on the highway!
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Yeah i know but it is very annoying when you live in a winter country.... and you start your car in the morning with no messages that the fluid is low... then get on the road assuming you have enough for your day and then runs out on the highway!
I do I had to look though salt residue too. I can see this beoming an issue on the highway though.
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I've run out a few times (I live by several rather dusty farms) and its NEVER said anything about fluid levels. Until this thread I wasn't even aware it was supposed to tell us. My TPMS never works either; my old tires got down to 24psi once and it didn't say anything- contrast to our our Toyota where if even the spare is down by 5 it yells at you. Guess this is part of getting a German designed car.
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I've run out a few times (I live by several rather dusty farms) and its NEVER said anything about fluid levels. Until this thread I wasn't even aware it was supposed to tell us. My TPMS never works either; my old tires got down to 24psi once and it didn't say anything- contrast to our our Toyota where if even the spare is down by 5 it yells at you. Guess this is part of getting a German designed car.
Lol! Installed my winter tires and rims on and it took 2 days! yes 2 days! before the computer tells me that the system was malfunctionning!
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