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Old 08-01-2012, 08:28 AM   #71
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After three trips to the dealer and pretty much thinking I may have to live with it, I finally found the rattle on the passenger side! Mine turned out to be a black plastic cover on the underside below the rear passenger door. The panel would flutter at +50mph tapping up against the body. I glued a piece of closed-cell foam along the outer edge and serenity at last! This whole time I would have sworn it was on the inside of the door or the passenger seat.
Can you take a picture with what piece you are talking about, that would be awesome
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Sorry, I wasn't setup to post pics yesterday, I hope this helps

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Sorry, I wasn't setup to post pics yesterday, I hope this helps

Fantastic! I'll do the same time mine and see how it works.
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Thank you!

I'll print this out and take to my dealer when I take the car in for some other stuff this week.
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Yeah I had an unsuccessful trip to the dealer as well. They claimed the tightened up a loose seat track, but that didn't stop the rattle...
Have you taken it back to your dealer to have them fix the rattle? If not, please PM me your VIN, mileage, contact info, and dealer city/state; I'll forward the details to your Customer Service Manager.

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Ask and you shall receive, wgilles! I love the arrows; they enrich it with color and automatically increase the value of this masterpiece. What exactly are they pointing to?

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Thank you!

I'll print this out and take to my dealer when I take the car in for some other stuff this week.
I know you're due for this service visit. Does your CSM know about it?

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Old 08-01-2012, 03:32 PM   #76
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Ask and you shall receive, wgilles! I love the arrows; they enrich it with color and automatically increase the value of this masterpiece. What exactly are they pointing to?
Wow Thomas, nice. The cheap and dirty point of the arrows is to indicate the portion of that piece that contacts the chassis causing the rattle.
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I find myself having a rattle as well (8500 km's), and wondering what it could be. Mine sort of sounds like a loose ball joint or something, but I suppose it could be along the lines of what everyone else is experiencing. Planning on taking it in to get checked out shortly.

As a side note, has anyone else had any problems with weather stripping? I had my weather stripping fall off the drivers side a couple weeks ago, and took it in for the wiper motor recall. Told them about the problem, they ordered the stripping, and fixed it last week. Problem is, it's sounding a lot noisier than it used to. Like my window isn't properly shut, etc... and I know it's the weather stripping. I don't want to rush back over there and tell them to do it again...

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I know you're due for this service visit. Does your CSM know about it?

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I'm at the dealer right now. They are still telling me Ford is telling them that there is no fix for my car's rattles since the TSBs apply to other Foci.

This is getting quite frustrating! I think I'm now on my 4th trip here since June and there's still no resolution. :mad:



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Wow Thomas, nice. The cheap and dirty point of the arrows is to indicate the portion of that piece that contacts the chassis causing the rattle.
I was just kidding, good sir! This is what I thought it was pointing to. Please monitor it and let me know by PM if the noise comes back (include your VIN, mileage, contact info, and dealer city/state); I'll loop in your area's Customer Service Manager if need be.

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I find myself having a rattle as well (8500 km's), and wondering what it could be...Planning on taking it in to get checked out shortly.

As a side note, has anyone else had any problems with weather stripping? I had my weather stripping fall off the drivers side a couple weeks ago, and took it in for the wiper motor recall. Told them about the problem, they ordered the stripping, and fixed it last week. Problem is, it's sounding a lot noisier than it used to. Like my window isn't properly shut, etc... and I know it's the weather stripping. I don't want to rush back over there and tell them to do it again...
Please PM me your VIN, mileage, contact info, and dealer city/state; I'll forward all details to your region's Customer Service Manager for review. When do you plan on taking it in for service?

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I'm at the dealer right now. They are still telling me Ford is telling them that there is no fix for my car's rattles since the TSBs apply to other Foci.

This is getting quite frustrating! I think I'm now on my 4th trip here since June and there's still no resolution. :mad:...
I totally understand your frustration! :( Are they looking into your MFT issues as well?

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I totally understand your frustration! :( Are they looking into your MFT issues as well?

Thomas
The consensus at this point seems to be that there's nothing else that can really be done until a new version comes out. Of course, that's the same thing I heard pre-3.02 as well...

Not that I blame them or feel differently - as the new APIM's (installed in April) inability to reduce/remove the problems seems to suggest. The dealers' hands really are tied.

So, basically, figure it out already Ford! I've got a $25K+ car with screwed up hardware and software... and no resolution in sight!
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