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Old 09-20-2012, 12:45 PM   #31
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The active grill shutter one shows up(12B41), they sent me a letter. Was it an actual recall? Like I said, I'll talk to my service department next week.
12B41 is a FSA (Field Service Action) rather than a TSB.
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I concur. Bring it into the dealership and anticipate them performing 12-5-5. I don't believe this it's a 100% fix but I think you'll see an improvement.

I'm semi-concerned that you experience this even after the car is warmed up. I sort of doubt it's anything but it if this worsens you may have something else going on. Mine only does it with a cold drivetrain, and it's definitely worse in cold ambient temps.
This. I do 26 miles each way to work. Really not that much to warm up before I shut off for 12 hours.
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Old 09-20-2012, 09:00 PM   #33
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I have a 10/11 build 5-speed, and no similar problem here. I do regularly use 91 octane E10. Maybe that helps, maybe not.
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Old 09-20-2012, 09:51 PM   #34
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Mine does the same thing it's definitely noticeable on a cold start and takeoff. It does it about the exact same spot every morning.

Other issues:

I've also noticed the absurd amount of rev hang it has in between shifts. The rpms will stay high for about 2-3 seconds, this is especially bad when I have the throttle opened up.

Another thing I have noticed is a knocking coming from the left side of the car near the bottom of engine. When I engage the clutch it goes away and when I let it out it comes right back. It's easily reproduced.

Last thing, if tapping the throttle in between 2-3k rpm i.e. give it enough gas at idle to make reach 3k and then let off and when it hits 2k give a quick burst, it sounds like a diesel tractor. Funny enough my motorcycle also did the same thing before the engine went. If I watch the tachometer I can see it jitter when the idles drop back down after giving it the burst of throttle. It doesn't jitter more than 2 or 3 hundred rpms, but it most definitely there. I've only got 11K on the car.

Any thoughts?
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Just a reminder: If you are experiencing any of these symptoms and you haven't already done so, please PM me your VIN, mileage estimate, preferred servicing dealer, and a daytime phone number. I'll get each of you escalated to your regional Customer Service Manager; they'll get in touch with your dealers and work on a solution.

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I hadn't noticed any build dates attached to TSB 12-5-5. I can tell you from experience it's a definite fix.
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Well, mine was built after the TSB was released. Logic would tend to dictate that they applied the TSB calibration to the assembly line. Probably not, though. Either way, it is not listed in my ETIS.
2.0L GDI AND MANUAL TRANSMISSION - CALIBRATION UPDATE - VARIOUS DRIVABILITY IMPROVEMENTS - BUILT ON OR BEFORE 2/29/2012
Publication Date: May 8, 2012

FORD: 2012 Focus


This article supersedes TSB 12-1-4 to update the Title, Issue Statement and Service Procedure.

ISSUE:
Some 2012 Focus vehicles equipped with a 2.0L gasoline direct injection (GDI) engine, manual transmission and built on or before 2/29/2012 may exhibit diagnostic trouble codes (DTC) U0422, P00D2, P068A, P0850, P2610, P2832, P286F, P2877, P00C6, P0607, P0457 and/or P06B8 and may be accompanied by engine drivability concerns. Refer to the calibration content for additional calibration details.

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