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Old 05-20-2011, 03:30 PM   #11
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lol...

I'll bet it's from improper maintenance of the 'Grill Mechanism' per Deysha of FO-rd CU-stomer S-ervice.

Glock - driving down any remote dirt roads lately and not cleaning your grill ?

lol.
Nope... no dirt roads at all.
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Old 05-20-2011, 05:24 PM   #12
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Hey all... oddest thing happened just a few minutes ago while I was on my way to work. I drove about 40 miles on the freeway and had just exited and was waiting at a stop light. All of a sudden I get a message in my instrument panel saying that my car is overheating, and that I need to stop the vehicle when safe. I drove for about another 1/4 mile and pulled over as soon as I could. I popped my hood, and nothing was out of the ordinary, waited like 5 minutes, started the car back up and then the temp was normal again.

What the hell? What could this be? I will definitely be calling the dealership tomorrow!!

2012 Ford Focus, 2100 miles

I just had the same problem! On my way to work and the engine temp seems fine then all of the sudden messages are popping up and telling me to pull over. I checked under the hood and nothing seemed to be out of the ordinary. It happened every time I drove it so I had it towed to the dealership. They ordered a thermostat, but they seem to think that a sensor was sending corrupt data. I'm not so sure that they know what is wrong with it either. I guess they will throw parts at it till something works!
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Old 05-20-2011, 05:30 PM   #13
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If it didn't have the grill flaps then corrupt data is probably right.

There is always data being sent to the ECU and some will be corrupt. Sometimes with a coolant sensor this can be from a tiny air pocket or the sensor taking too long to respond ... these variances are thrown out by the ECU and a previously known good value is used. Basically the ECU sees temp in real time but uses the average most of the time.
There is an amount of data that can be thrown out before the ECU throws a code. I'm not sure what that limit is but odds are if the limit is too low there will be a calibration update available once enough customers have the problem and a new coolant temp sensor does not fix the issue.
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Old 05-21-2011, 11:38 PM   #14
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Well... the Dealer had it all day and had no idea what is wrong with it. Dealer said they will probably keep it through Monday to do some more trouble shooting. Do I smell a recall already?!?!

At least the gave me a nice Fusion SEL to drive in the mean time.
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Old 05-22-2011, 12:42 AM   #15
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I just had the same problem! On my way to work and the engine temp seems fine then all of the sudden messages are popping up and telling me to pull over. I checked under the hood and nothing seemed to be out of the ordinary. It happened every time I drove it so I had it towed to the dealership. They ordered a thermostat, but they seem to think that a sensor was sending corrupt data. I'm not so sure that they know what is wrong with it either. I guess they will throw parts at it till something works!
Any word on what it was?
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Hey all... oddest thing happened just a few minutes ago while I was on my way to work. I drove about 40 miles on the freeway and had just exited and was waiting at a stop light. All of a sudden I get a message in my instrument panel saying that my car is overheating, and that I need to stop the vehicle when safe. I drove for about another 1/4 mile and pulled over as soon as I could. I popped my hood, and nothing was out of the ordinary, waited like 5 minutes, started the car back up and then the temp was normal again.

What the hell? What could this be? I will definitely be calling the dealership tomorrow!!

Hi GlockGuy619,

I'm sorry your Focus is signaling that it is overheating. That must have been very frustrating. I hope your dealer is able to resolve your problem today. If you would like to send me a private message with your contact information, VIN, mileage, and servicing dealer, I can ensure your situation is appropriately documented.

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I just had the same problem! On my way to work and the engine temp seems fine then all of the sudden messages are popping up and telling me to pull over. I checked under the hood and nothing seemed to be out of the ordinary. It happened every time I drove it so I had it towed to the dealership. They ordered a thermostat, but they seem to think that a sensor was sending corrupt data. I'm not so sure that they know what is wrong with it either. I guess they will throw parts at it till something works!
Hi BDUB_01,
I'm sure it must have been very inconvenient to have your Focus towed to the dealer, and I apologize for that. It seems they are being thorough with replacing the thermostat. I am confident they will be able to diagnose it correctly. If you would like to have your concern documented as well, please PM me with your contact information, VIN, mileage, and servicing dealer and I will help.

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Old 05-23-2011, 11:06 PM   #17
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Well... got a call from the dealership working on my car. They couldn't recreate the problem, and since the car isn't throwing any codes they are assuming it is the thermostat. They want to replace it, but its on back order and its looking like I will not get my car back until June 4th. Sooo annoyed right now... for the first time I am having buyers remorse.
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.....2012 thermostat. They want to replace it, but its on back order and its looking like I will not get my car back until June 4th......
That's not an encouraging sign.

Back order because.....?

- because of a manufacturing problem?
- or because of a high number of thermostats being replaced?
---- why?
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Old 05-27-2011, 09:27 AM   #19
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The overheating issue just occurred in my 2012 Focus SE last evening. I am getting it looked at the dealership today, but I have to say that having a problem in a one week old car is pretty bad, especially one requires waiting for parts...
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Old 05-27-2011, 10:39 AM   #20
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I just took mine in. It has ~2500 miles on it. They said the thermostat is sticking. The part is backordered so the soonest i could get it is Monday. On top of that both of their rental cars are out so I'm stuck driving a crappy 2010 Focus. Now I'm waiting for my car to get fixed AND a rental car to come in.. I'm not driving a piece of crap when I paid $23000 for a nice car! >:(
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