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Old 11-20-2012, 10:05 AM   #1
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Some New Issues

So the laundry list of things going wrong with this car is growing. I've got about 11k miles on it know, and this is what I've encountered.

-Both Key fobs intermittently will not lock or unlock the car.

-Radio will not shut off after key is out and doors are opened. Have to turn the car on/off, pull key out, open doors multiple times to get it to power off.

-Rear park aid indicator stays on, even when cruising down the highway. See pic below.

-DCT grinding is getting progressively louder and shifts are getting sloppier.

-Water comes through tweeter on both driver and passenger front doors

-AC fan speeds fluctuate

-Numerous dash & door rattles

-MFT detects the phone every time I get in, however I have to cycle through multiple times to get it to play music via bluetooth. Often drops bluetooth and goes to radio at increased volume.

-Random weekly MFT resets



All of this and a new door ding on a 6 month old vehicle.


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Old 11-20-2012, 11:23 AM   #2
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Welcome to the wonderful joy of Ford ownership.

Have you tried 3.5.1 update? It seemed to have helped some of my issues... specifically the key fobs not working.

I haven't noticed it yet since update.

Previously I used to have to wait up to a minute presses lock/unlock before the car finally responds, this ofcourse like you described happens intermittantly... now it seems to be instantaneous consistently.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:42 AM   #3
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What has the dealership said about these issues?
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:48 AM   #4
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I get the same response from the dealer. Cannot duplicate, or operating as it should. One dealer said the speakers were blown, other said they were fine. The service departments are as much of a joke as the car.
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So the laundry list of things going wrong with this car is growing. I've got about 11k miles on it know, and this is what I've encountered.

-Both Key fobs intermittently will not lock or unlock the car.

-Radio will not shut off after key is out and doors are opened. Have to turn the car on/off, pull key out, open doors multiple times to get it to power off.

-Rear park aid indicator stays on, even when cruising down the highway. See pic below.

-DCT grinding is getting progressively louder and shifts are getting sloppier.

-Water comes through tweeter on both driver and passenger front doors

-AC fan speeds fluctuate

-Numerous dash & door rattles

-MFT detects the phone every time I get in, however I have to cycle through multiple times to get it to play music via bluetooth. Often drops bluetooth and goes to radio at increased volume.

-Random weekly MFT resets...
Hi 04SVTF303,

I'm happy to step in here and see how I can assist. Send me a PM with your VIN, dealer, mileage, daytime phone number, and full name; I'll get your information in the hands of your regional customer service manager and ensure someone contacts you soon.

Thanks,
Crystal
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Welcome to the wonderful joy of Ford ownership.

Have you tried 3.5.1 update? It seemed to have helped some of my issues... specifically the key fobs not working.

I haven't noticed it yet since update.

Previously I used to have to wait up to a minute presses lock/unlock before the car finally responds, this ofcourse like you described happens intermittantly... now it seems to be instantaneous consistently.
I spoke too spoon couldn't lock my car today...

Remote door locks must be new technology, woe me for buying first year model and technology.... Oh wait it has only been in cars for the last what 15 years?
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:42 PM   #7
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Went to the dealer and got the response I knew I'd get. "Couldn't duplicate" They updated the MFT. That amplified most problems. What a joke. Bluetooth option is worthless. Test drove a new 5.0 though. That was fun. If only the focus didn't depreciate 13k in 6 mos, I'd be switchin cars.
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After 2 decades of VW, Lexus and Mercedes, I do see build quality issues on this Ford that have thus far been foreign to me in new car ownership. I like the little thing, think the Ford-Euro genes provide a terrific design, but I suspect bloated UAW labor and American union work ethic have something to do with it. I sure hope not.

I bought Ford stock when it was $1.92 because I believe in Mulally. Made me a nice profit before I sold at $16, and what he's done with Ford made me commit to visiting a Ford dealership for my next car, which I did.

Either I'll be like the old guy blasting the Pinto by next year, or I'll be saying "buy Ford, not Benz." It's all up to how this thing holds up, and perhaps as important, how proactive Ford is in addressing my issues and making them right.

Are you listening Ford brass?
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Quick question on issue #2. Why not just turn the radio off when you stop the car? I may be old school, but I never leave my radio, HVAC, or anything else on that can add load to the alternator/battery when starting my car.
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:43 AM   #10
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Quick question on issue #2. Why not just turn the radio off when you stop the car? I may be old school, but I never leave my radio, HVAC, or anything else on that can add load to the alternator/battery when starting my car.
I guess I should clarify. The radio will not turn off. You can hit whatever buttons you want, open and close the doors with the keys out of the ignition, and it will not turn off. The little info screen between the tac and speedo stays lit up as well. So if I leave it, it will kill my battery.
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