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Old 05-27-2011, 09:58 AM   #21
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Fixed!!

FIXED! thermostat was the culprit. Took a week to get it delivered but all is good...
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Old 05-27-2011, 01:01 PM   #22
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It would be interesting to see if there are any future related failures due to the engines overheating because of the thermostat failure in the 2012 Focus.

Can we keep track of all thermostat failures and cars that had the failure should anything 'pop' up or "Drop".

Hold onto your valve seats ladies and gentlemen.... (I'm sure everything will be fine - the cars didn't over heat by much, right?)
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Well... I got my car back yesterday afternoon. They replaced the thermostat... lets hope the overheating stops.
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Old 05-28-2011, 01:04 PM   #24
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It would be interesting to see if there are any future related failures due to the engines overheating because of the thermostat failure in the 2012 Focus.

Can we keep track of all thermostat failures and cars that had the failure should anything 'pop' up or "Drop".

Hold onto your valve seats ladies and gentlemen.... (I'm sure everything will be fine - the cars didn't over heat by much, right?)

When mine overheated it REDLINED. No steam or loss of fluid though. The car did warn me to pull over when safe to do so.
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Someone's thermostat production contract is not going to get renewed. Either that, or somewhere in the Motorcraft world there is a new QC guy. Heads would roll if I were able to do so. Especially if the percentage of new users with problems on this site is corresponding to the percentage out there in the rest of the world. That's a lot of recall repairs, money lost for Ford.
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Now we know why ford customer service is so 'helpful' on this site.........

.......... a silent recall?
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Well this is a good thread to subscribe to. Having just picked up my 2012 SE last week I'm a little concerned about the possibility of a faulty thermostat rearing it's ugly head on upcoming road trips planned over a couple of weekends in June. If it's in town it's an inconvenience to get the car towed and be without the car for a bit while a hard-to-get thermo is located, but on the road it could be a lot more than a somewhat minor inconvenience. Sounds like maybe order a spare now or at least tools and replacement coolant for the road to remove it altogether if it sticks closed.

Good thing is I'll be watching the engine temp like a hawk and know what's going on if things go awry.
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Old 05-30-2011, 02:12 PM   #28
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everyone please post on this if you encounter this problem. have 600 miles on mine and will be anticipating these types of hiccups. so glad this website exists! haha
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Wonderful... Faulty thermostats everywhere in brand new cars cooking brand new head gaskets.... Great...
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2012 Overheating

I have literally just bought a 2012 Titanium Focus Hatch and the minute I drove it off the lot it was overheating. But while I was driving it was ok, only overheated while Idling. Since I got it late in the day, service dept. was closed. Now I have to drop it off first thing in the morning. And maybe not have it for the weekend. So there are more of us out there.
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