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Old 11-13-2012, 10:20 AM   #11
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Well, here is an update. I did get a new headliner btw.

Took my car in Saturday at 8AM. Dealer called at 4PM and said it was ready but they broke some parts in the back so they would be ordering new trim pieces to fix that. I get there and they are having trouble with the Intelligent Access. They were trying to reprogram my key, replace the battery, you name it. Somehow in replacing my headliner (which looks good again Yay!) they completely disabled the ability for my car to sense the key fob. The lock and unlock buttons don't work even. It was 5PM on Saturday so they gave me my crippled car and sent me on my way.

So for now I'm taking apart my fob every time I want to get in my car. The thing they don't tell you is that you have ~10 seconds to start your car before the thing goes totally crazy with its car alarm. So 10 seconds from unlocking the door to get into your vehicle, reassemble your fob, jam the sucker into your steering column, hit the brake, and then the start button. I've given up on reassembling the key fob as a step.

All I know is that if they rip out my headliner they better put yet another new one in to replace it or I'll be at square one. Maybe I'll try the dealer 5 minutes from my house in the future instead of the one where I bought the car. haha
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:15 PM   #12
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my headliner is coming apart at the front of my moonroof. my dealer looked at it and ordered a "kit." does anyone know exactly what the repair kit consists of? the tech i spoke with wasn't too sure.
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Well, here is an update. I did get a new headliner btw.

Took my car in Saturday at 8AM. Dealer called at 4PM and said it was ready but they broke some parts in the back so they would be ordering new trim pieces to fix that. I get there and they are having trouble with the Intelligent Access. They were trying to reprogram my key, replace the battery, you name it. Somehow in replacing my headliner (which looks good again Yay!) they completely disabled the ability for my car to sense the key fob. The lock and unlock buttons don't work even. It was 5PM on Saturday so they gave me my crippled car and sent me on my way.

So for now I'm taking apart my fob every time I want to get in my car. The thing they don't tell you is that you have ~10 seconds to start your car before the thing goes totally crazy with its car alarm. So 10 seconds from unlocking the door to get into your vehicle, reassemble your fob, jam the sucker into your steering column, hit the brake, and then the start button. I've given up on reassembling the key fob as a step.

All I know is that if they rip out my headliner they better put yet another new one in to replace it or I'll be at square one. Maybe I'll try the dealer 5 minutes from my house in the future instead of the one where I bought the car. haha
Hi TehMark,

Thanks for updating us on the progress of your Focus. I'm still happy to jump in here and escalate your case; just send me a PM with your VIN, dealer, mileage, daytime phone number, and full name. I'll get your regional customer service manager involved and they'll collaborate with your dealer (or a new dealer, if you'd prefer to get a second opinion) to get your concerns resolved.

Let me know if you have any other questions or concerns.

Thanks!
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:44 PM   #14
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I'll see if my dealer knows what the "kit" is. I'll give them a chance to fix their mistake and contact customer service if things go poorly on that front.
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I really cannot believe the incompetence of dealers. I had my own issues when having my steering rack replaced. Had to go back multiple times and then eventually had to go to a DIFFERENT dealer to fix the mistakes of the first one. It sucks our cars have so many problems..and that our service departments usually end up making it WORSE. Or we get the now infamous line, "It is normal operation" according to them.
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I'll see if my dealer knows what the "kit" is. I'll give them a chance to fix their mistake and contact customer service if things go poorly on that front.
Sounds good, TehMark. I'm always just a PM away if you need anything.

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I really cannot believe the incompetence of dealers. I had my own issues when having my steering rack replaced. Had to go back multiple times and then eventually had to go to a DIFFERENT dealer to fix the mistakes of the first one. It sucks our cars have so many problems..and that our service departments usually end up making it WORSE. Or we get the now infamous line, "It is normal operation" according to them.
Hi Some Guy From NY,

I know that multiple service visits can be frustrating. Please feel free to reach out to me if you need any assistance; I'm happy to see how I can help.

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Well I'm fixed finally. There was a sensor that had become disconnected. They replaced the trim pieces that were damaged as well. The guy who I asked at the counter didn't know all that was involved in the kit for the headliner though. The tech that ordered the stuff was busy doing stuff or I would have bugged him.
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Well I'm fixed finally. There was a sensor that had become disconnected. They replaced the trim pieces that were damaged as well. The guy who I asked at the counter didn't know all that was involved in the kit for the headliner though. The tech that ordered the stuff was busy doing stuff or I would have bugged him.
Thanks for the update, TehMark! I'm so glad that everything is repaired. If you need anything in the future, I'm just a PM away.

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Thanks for the update, TehMark! I'm so glad that everything is repaired. If you need anything in the future, I'm just a PM away.

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Holy Cow! Wish I would have known you were on here when I was going round and round with LASCO FORD in Fenton MI. Terrible Dealer. Now my 10 is out of warrenty, but still good to know you are here helping out!

Oh, and yeah, why can't Ford get a headliner in these things not to rattle. I'm probably going to be pulling mine soon to fix the rattles, and suncreen on moonroof. Sunscreen came off track due to me hitting it so often to stop rattles. Amazing thing was, once it was off the track it didn't rattle anymore! lol.
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