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Old 03-27-2012, 10:04 AM   #71
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I just had an accident last night which i'm extremely confident is related to that issue. Get your stuff fixed up guys or you might end up in the same hole as me =(
Very sorry to hear that.

Everyone, please get this fixed if you even think you're having the issue. If you think you have the issue, you probably do! It's worth losing your car for a few days to not get in an accident. I myself have had a few close calls and felt extremely nervous when in between 2 semis or large vehicles.

I of course will update the group when I get my car back... Can't wait to have improved steering.
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Old 03-28-2012, 12:44 PM   #72
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Well I just emailed the service manager. I do not think I should have to take my car in for them to drive it before they order these parts. My word should be enough since the TSB already exists. I will let everyone know once I hear back from him.

If they are trying to frustrate me they have succeeded.
Well after a call to the service manager, my replacement parts are on order. He said there was no reason to bring the car there just to have them drive it when there is already a TSB for this issue. So finally something that went right.
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Just picked up my car... Steering is VERY much improved! It's much tighter and refined. I feel a lot more confident now.
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Just picked up my car... Steering is VERY much improved! It's much tighter and refined. I feel a lot more confident now.
Great news! I hope they get my parts soon and I am not waiting for several weeks.
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Old 03-28-2012, 01:33 PM   #75
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Well after a call to the service manager, my replacement parts are on order. He said there was no reason to bring the car there just to have them drive it when there is already a TSB for this issue. So finally something that went right.
Awesome!. Thats the way it's supposed to go down..
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Old 03-29-2012, 03:57 PM   #76
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...When I drive on the freeway (especially on the "striped" concrete they use here in MI for cold weather) the car feels like it's quickly drifting left or right with no steering input, but doesn't seem to happen on smoother asphalt surfaces...
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Seems I just keep running into issues that are common. I have noticed this wandering at hwy speeds, but also at slower speeds (25-45 mph)...
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I've called my dealer service mgr and told them about my steering and it's at 65+ mph and on cement interstate driving. I just received back that they ordered the parts for fixing this and will take it in when they call me that the parts are in....
Hi pedrohead, xpartmgr & dcinnc;

I can arrange a call from the Customer Service Manager in your area. For me to do so, please send a PM with your contact information, dealer name/state, approximate mileage, and the VIN.

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... My Ford Focus TSB experience was far from that. I actually got an email from my salesman asking how things were going with the new car and I told him what I was experiencing with the steering and included the TSB...thanked me for helping him out with the troubleshooting (He jokingly said. Hey thanks for doing our job for us. lol because they assumed I looked up the TSB).... Issue 100% resolved!.
All that to say that the individual dealerships play a big part in the overall customer experience.
Dysan911,

Love coming across dealership accolade stories! Thank you for posting your great experience. Enjoy your Focus.

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Just picked up my car... Steering is VERY much improved! It's much tighter and refined. I feel a lot more confident now.
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I haven't gotten the car back... I should have it back by Wednesday, but as you can see throughout this thread, it has helped many others...
Hello again me2000,

Sweeeetttt!!!!!

Let me know if I can assist in the future; oh, and thanks for the excellent advice and recommendation to your fellow poster. It's appreciated!

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I just had an accident last night which i'm extremely confident is related to that issue. Get your stuff fixed up guys or you might end up in the same hole as me =(
Hi KaputtEqu1pment,

Happy to know that you're ok. Please give our Customer Relationship Center a call at 1-800-392-3673 in order to have the accident documented and escalated to the appropriate department.

Take care everyone!

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Old 03-29-2012, 05:14 PM   #77
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Just wanted to add... On my commute to and from work I noticed a DRAMATIC difference. My arms don't feel tired from steering... :) It stayed very firm and tight... it was even windy today.

1000% improvement. And the tollway I use has the cement...
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Old 03-29-2012, 05:16 PM   #78
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My car has the swaying issues on cement highways so i'm looking forward to using this TSB. I tried getting them to fix it a month ago but they test drove it and reported "no problems." Guess they test drove it on asphalt...
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This is what really gets my goat about some of the Ford dealership, they love to sell you anything, but when service is required they act like it's coming out of their pocket. Now a TSB should make any Service Mgr. take note, especially when the customer comes in with the TSB #.

I know that years back Ford cut back on repair times for dealers and many of them just don't want to do warranty work. Then some make their living at doing service work.You can read each posting on here and tell who has dealt with a good Ford Dealership.


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My car has the swaying issues on cement highways so i'm looking forward to using this TSB. I tried getting them to fix it a month ago but they test drove it and reported "no problems." Guess they test drove it on asphalt...
This posting tells me this a bad service dept.
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Anyone out there waiting to have this done, but parts are on back order?
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