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Old 08-03-2012, 05:48 AM   #21
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I think most people that are still complaining havent had their updates.
My transmission had the updates and works fine now.
My MFT had the updates and is fine.

Also, people love to complain.
Wrong on the first one, right on the last.
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Old 08-03-2012, 07:52 AM   #22
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Dude I was just trying to help, no need to get snippy.

When ford bought back my 2K focus, it took me 2 and 1/2 years to get them to do it. I believe it was mostly because I finally got a lawyer involved. Under Ohio's lemon law I did not qualify, I had the car too long. All I was trying to do is inform you to make sure you have all your ducks in a row before you try. Believe me, Ford, GM, and Chrysler deal with lemon law cases on a daily basis and they are good at it. If you go against them unarmed and with no lawyer, you will likely lose.
Maybe, but since it goes through arbitration first and the arbitration is binding for the manufacturer but not for the consumer, I figure why not see what happens.
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Old 08-03-2012, 07:53 AM   #23
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If you have supporting paperwork it shouldn't be too terribly hard. That's one of the issues I am running into, my dealership tends to not give me paperwork, despite being legally required to. When it was out for 2 weeks due to the steering TSB (wobble, which isn't as bad, but is still there) it took over a month to get them to actually give me anything stating they had done any work. I've pretty much just stopped taking it in since it doesn't help and just seems to waste my time.

They did get me to bring it in this Monday because they stated they had a "pile of parts" for me. When I asked what they were they said they didn't know except for a seat rail, but that it should be for all my outstanding issues. Turned out to be a seat rail and a new button for the cruise control (not sure how that's a "pile of parts"). I had the car in for those things more than a month ago. I asked them about some of the other issues and they said they'd ordered some more stuff so if I don't hear from them, I should give them a call in two weeks. Currently balancing my desire to hit 30 days with my need to have a car.
Yeah when you keep dropping it off and it comes back the same you get frustrated. Good luck.
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Old 08-03-2012, 07:56 AM   #24
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Have you driven a 2012 with an automatic that you are happy with?
Yes I had a 2012 loaner with the DCT for 3 weeks while mine was in the shop. It drove very well. The steering was still pretty weird, but not as bad as mine. So I know how it should drive. I think that is one reason I keep pressing to get mine fixed. The loaner did not have the bells and whistles that are a major problem for my Titanium. So I can only say the DCT worked well, the remainder of my problems I could not verify.
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How did that car spend over a month in the shop? Most of those things listed were either simple recalls they can do in an hour, or MFT problems.

Seems fishy.

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Yeah I was shocked also. It would go in for something that you would expect to take little time, but the dealer would have it days. They replaced the body control module and that was an entire week!
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Some cars just have loud road noise and suspensions. Nothing can be done it's just the way they are made. A 5 speed would fix the trans problems and tires are probably causing the front end vibration.
This is not a road noise problem. The car is quite on the hwy. The suspension has been fixed. I did have the clunking noise, but the TSB fixed that problem.

The front end does not vibrate. It wobbles left and right at hwy speeds. The steering wheel does not move, but the car moves a lot. Very unnerving.

Could be the tires, but Ford sold me the car with those tires, so they need to fix the issue. It should not be on me to figure out why the car they designed and sold does weird stuff.
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Old 08-03-2012, 08:01 AM   #27
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Have you been taking it to the same dealer all this time?
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I think most people that are still complaining havent had their updates.
My transmission had the updates and works fine now.
My MFT had the updates and is fine.

Also, people love to complain.
I have had all updates. I am pleased to hear the updates fixed your car. For many of us, sadly it did not. The WFT is a POS and not a day goes by that it has zero problems. Very unstable!
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Old 08-03-2012, 08:03 AM   #29
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Have you been taking it to the same dealer all this time?
No, Ford got involved and has had me switch to a new dealer. Half the time was at one dealer and the other half at the other. Both dealers have tried to fix stuff, but many of the issues and software related.
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:41 AM   #30
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Same problems

I have a 2012 Focus SE and I have almost every problem you have listed. I have been in contact with corporate Ford and the dealer numerous times and none are willing to help or even acknowledge the problems. I have been given a handout with almost all of our complaints listed and was told this is how the car operates "normally". If I were you I would definitely pursue the lemon law. From the research I've done you should have a case. Unfortunately for me I brought the car in for these problems twenty days after my one year mark had passed, (I don't drive it all that much), so I can't file under the lemon law.

Keep me updated. I am at a loss as to what I can do in my situation at this time.
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