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Old 01-08-2013, 05:38 PM   #51
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Curiously enough, the fix for the (1.6L EB) engine fires is a software update.
It's crazy, isn't it? That's one thing that I don't really like because it's not like it's open source. So if in the year 2050 I'm trying to restore an "old" Fusion that keeps starting on fire, I'm going to have one hell of a time before I realize it's one of the first few cars of the model year that didn't have the recall applied, etc.

Even with this Focus, I know there's an updated BCM, but I can't really get it applied unless I complain about something.

EDIT: But then again, if it is a recall it'd probably get taken care of...
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:56 PM   #52
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It's crazy, isn't it? That's one thing that I don't really like because it's not like it's open source. So if in the year 2050 I'm trying to restore an "old" Fusion that keeps starting on fire, I'm going to have one hell of a time before I realize it's one of the first few cars of the model year that didn't have the recall applied, etc.

Even with this Focus, I know there's an updated BCM, but I can't really get it applied unless I complain about something.

EDIT: But then again, if it is a recall it'd probably get taken care of...
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What is the issue?
There is a risk of a vehicle fire that starts in the engine compartment in 2013 model year Escapes and Fusions with 1.6-liter engines. A sequence of events causes the cooling system design to restrict engine coolant flow. This typically is not an issue, but, in combination with a cooling system pressure loss, could result in extreme overheat, which can then lead to fluid leaks that may come in contact with the hot exhaust system, resulting in a fire.
Sequence of events:
 A cooling system pressure loss occurs
 Cooling system software restricts engine coolant flow
 Could result in extreme engine overheating
 Could lead to fluid leaks that may come in contact with a hot exhaust system, resulting in fire
So their solution is to force the valves open even after the vehicle has lost coolant pressure. Is this enough to prevent a fire? Only time will tell.
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:00 PM   #53
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It's crazy, isn't it? That's one thing that I don't really like because it's not like it's open source. So if in the year 2050 I'm trying to restore an "old" Fusion that keeps starting on fire, I'm going to have one hell of a time before I realize it's one of the first few cars of the model year that didn't have the recall applied, etc.
This ought to be good. Why would you want to restore a Fusion, in 2050 or ever?
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:46 PM   #54
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And I'm fairly certain you've been called far worse things than 'pompous windbag'.
Thanks. Coming from you, I will take that as a compliment. [bootyshak
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Thanks. Coming from you, I will take that as a compliment. [bootyshak
Take it any way you like. I'm sure everyone who knows you compliments you similarly.
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:23 PM   #56
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Take it any way you like. I'm sure everyone who knows you compliments you similarly.
Can you guys take this to PMs or something? none of the rest of the internet cares.
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Sounds like some bickering lol should learn to drive a manual. The problem is in thw clutches slipping due to apease fat americans anyways no probs with my 5 speed neener neener

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Sounds like some bickering lol should learn to drive a manual. The problem is in thw clutches slipping due to apease fat americans anyways no probs with my 5 speed neener neener
That's some nice trolling, LOL.
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its weird hearing all these stories of horrible customer service and horrible quality. my focus has a few faults but that is expected in a BRAND NEW MODEL with A FIRST YEAR PRODUCTION ON NEW TOOLING. I have taken mine back for a rattling headliner and a rattling passenger seat along with a wind noise issue with the microphone. Every time I have been treated extremely well with an explanation of the steps involved and the shop foreman speaking to me when the situation could not be duplicated the first time. Hell half the time the foreman would come up with a decision on his own as to why the part failed and would fix it with better results than the standard Ford Recommendation. Compared to what I went through with Chrysler I would buy another Ford in a heartbeat! A majority of complaints I see is with the DCT Transmission and honestly I am shocked at how many people buy a car and are oblivious to what they are buying it is an automated manual transmission with a dry clutch...there's a simple solution just buy a regular manual transmission car and reap the benefits or more durable usage, better gas mileage, longer service life, and the knowledge that regardless of fail it still can be used to drive to a garage or safe spot in order to be fixed. To those who say they do not want a manual transmission or have a leg problem that prevents them from doing so may I suggest the 2013 Ford Fusion?
Two small things: I've been treated with respect by the dealerships, but they've just been unhelpful and uninformative. They've said there was nothing wrong or that something I did caused the problems. The other thing is that I know exactly what a dual-clutch auto transmission should feel like...I've driven *many* cars that employ this technology. None drive or act the way it did in the Focus. I'm not just comparing a GT-R or high-performance Audi...I'm talking about a variety of cars. On top of it, the Focus drove *great* until the initial TCU update. Since that point, I couldn't stand it. I got it reflashed 3 or 4 times to no avail.

Also, when I purchased my Titanium there was no manual gearbox offered...and at the time they were saying they weren't even sure there would *be* one. In order to get the features I wanted I had to get the Titanium...so I was forced to also get the DCT. Most of the issues I can live with, but the thing dropping completely out of gear while traveling at 70mph down the highway in rush hour traffic with no way to get it back *into* gear besides shutting off the car and turning it back on? Priceless. Good thing the dealership couldn't replicate it and said "Maybe you popped it into Neutral", as if I were a 15 year old with my temporary permit and not someone with 10+ years of race experience driving cars more expensive than Ford's entire lineup combined.
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This ought to be good. Why would you want to restore a Fusion, in 2050 or ever?
I don't know? I figure if there's still an active website for 1989 Ford Festivas, someone might still be driving a Fusion in the year 2050. lol
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