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Old 06-10-2012, 12:37 AM   #1001
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I wanted to add that North County Ford in Vista, CA has been great. They're friendly, helpful and professional. In addition to doing the recall for the trans., wiper and ABS, they were able to fix a rattle in the overhead console that the other dealer I went to could not fix after two visits. The first dealer tried a band-aid approach while North County ordered and installed a new console. Problem solved.
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Old 06-10-2012, 02:51 AM   #1002
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has anyone have a problem with the new upgrade for my sync ??I'm finding it more confusing with nav.
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Old 06-10-2012, 11:20 AM   #1003
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..........yesterday while driving, my shoe lace got caught on brake peddle. Has anyone else ever gotten stuck on the brake peddle? Just curious. It freaked me out.
Hopefully Ford will cut their losses, buy back this car from you and send you on your way before you run over somebody and blame them. I'm sure your pants cuff will somehow engulf the throttle pedal next time or maybe your legs will become knotted trying to operate two floor pedals. That can be really complicated, especially with shoe laces the size of a cowboy's lasso.
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Old 06-10-2012, 02:52 PM   #1004
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OK, I didn't know that. You know what to do now if the owner's manual doesn't tell you how to reset it.
While you monitor the MPG press and hold the OK button on the left side of your steering wheel
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Old 06-10-2012, 05:53 PM   #1005
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Anyone with some time to kill and some money to throw around - or just have a car out of warranty?

Will the steering column, rack, hub, ect... from earlier models fit the 2012 with little mechanical mods (delete the CELs)?

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Old 06-10-2012, 06:37 PM   #1006
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The steering column wouldn't be the problem. The problem would be finding somewhere to mount a pump, tubing, and fitting the hydraulic steering gear in the car to go with a steering column. That's a lot of work. When the bugs are worked out of the electric assist, it should be fine. Everyone uses electric assist now, and everyone has problems too. Even worse for some luxury sport vehicles that have multiple assist settings. One problem I see with Ford's programming is that it seems that the electric assist is always assisting instead of cutting off once moving or sensing steering movement before assisting. At least that's what I'm reading into the way it acted on the highway- it might be designed to cut off or sense assist need, but something is screwing up keeping the assist on in problem vehicles.
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Old 06-10-2012, 07:40 PM   #1007
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Has anybody else had problems with body noise on the interior? On my SE I'm starting to notice a slight rattling from the passenger door area and the rear hatch area - kind of like some of the pieces aren't quite fitting together tightly enough causing them to vibrate against each other. It only happens when I'm going 90 km/h or faster and it's worse on rough roads. No other complaints and it's a fantastic car, but part of what impressed me about it was how solid it feels. I don't want to have it rattling and creaking already. I have about 2500 km on the car. I haven't seen anyone else mention a problem like this here but I'm wondering how a dealer would handle this complaint.
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Old 06-10-2012, 08:28 PM   #1008
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Transmission Shudder

We had the same problem with the hesitation/shudder when we first took delivery of our 2012 focus, approx. 1 month after getting the car we took it into the dealership for this issue. They stated that they all did it and the had come up with a reprogram of the PCM powertrain control module. We had the PCM reprogram done at 1746 miles and it has been over 1000 miles since that repair. The problem is still there and now there is a chattering when the vehicle shifts from 1st to 2nd and 2nd to 3rd under light acceleration. Ford needs to resolve this issue now.
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Has anybody else had problems with body noise on the interior? On my SE I'm starting to notice a slight rattling from the passenger door area and the rear hatch area - kind of like some of the pieces aren't quite fitting together tightly enough causing them to vibrate against each other. It only happens when I'm going 90 km/h or faster and it's worse on rough roads. No other complaints and it's a fantastic car, but part of what impressed me about it was how solid it feels. I don't want to have it rattling and creaking already. I have about 2500 km on the car. I haven't seen anyone else mention a problem like this here but I'm wondering how a dealer would handle this complaint.
I had the rattle on the passenger side. It turned out to be the seat belt latch. A slight adjustment eliminated the problem.
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Old 06-11-2012, 11:04 PM   #1010
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I had the rattle on the passenger side. It turned out to be the seat belt latch. A slight adjustment eliminated the problem.
I'll keep that in mind - hopefully it's that simple. No rattling today so maybe it's fixed itself.
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