Issues with new 2012 Ford Focus - Page 187 - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum > Ford Focus Third Generation > MK3 TSB, Recall & Problems Archive

MK3 TSB, Recall & Problems Archive The place to chat about TSB and Known Issues for the 2012 Focus.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-11-2013, 06:16 PM   #1861
Strix
Focus Addict
 
Join Date: May 2011
Fan#: 85696
Location: Northville, MI
What I Drive: Not a Ford

Posts: 583
Points 535, Level 10
Points: 535, Level: 10 Points: 535, Level: 10 Points: 535, Level: 10
Level Up 70% Completed
Level up: 70% Level up: 70% Level up: 70%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 0 Strix Poor Behavior Needs Improvement
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by lewisra View Post
we'll go by my dealer and I'm sure they'll take care of it.
LOL! That's a good one. A real knee-slapper as they say.
Strix is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 04-12-2013, 08:40 AM   #1862
lewisra
Focus Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Fan#: 93289
Location: Howell, MI
What I Drive: 2012 Tuxedo Black SEL

Posts: 591
Points 1,363, Level 20
Points: 1,363, Level: 20 Points: 1,363, Level: 20 Points: 1,363, Level: 20
Level Up 63% Completed
Level up: 63% Level up: 63% Level up: 63%
Forum Activity 2%
Activity: 2% Activity: 2% Activity: 2%
FF Reputation: 3 lewisra Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
How many different dealers have you been too?
lewisra is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-12-2013, 10:16 AM   #1863
TboneZX3
Ford Fiend
 
TboneZX3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Fan#: 90494
Location: Jackson, MO
What I Drive: '12 SE Sport, '01 ZX3, '67 Bronco

Posts: 2,179
Points 1,277, Level 19
Points: 1,277, Level: 19 Points: 1,277, Level: 19 Points: 1,277, Level: 19
Level Up 77% Completed
Level up: 77% Level up: 77% Level up: 77%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 10 TboneZX3 Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Strix View Post
To any potential Focus owners reading this forum: RUN!! Buying a Focus with DCT and/or MFT will make you irritable and depressed.
I corrected your mistake, and added bold emphasis.
__________________
Hatch Nation #90
'12 SE Sport 5Dr |╠╬╝|Sterling Grey Metallic|203a|Moonroof|17" Paint/Mach Whls|K&N 57S-4000|FFE RMM|Steeda STB, RSB|JBR bushings
'01 ZX3|╠╬╝|Pitch Black|Prem. pkg.|Moonroof|SVT Snorkel|SVT Springs|S2 Dampers|Steeda STS|Magnaflow exh.
TboneZX3 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-16-2013, 05:29 PM   #1864
Strix
Focus Addict
 
Join Date: May 2011
Fan#: 85696
Location: Northville, MI
What I Drive: Not a Ford

Posts: 583
Points 535, Level 10
Points: 535, Level: 10 Points: 535, Level: 10 Points: 535, Level: 10
Level Up 70% Completed
Level up: 70% Level up: 70% Level up: 70%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 0 Strix Poor Behavior Needs Improvement
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by lewisra View Post
How many different dealers have you been too?
How many do I need to visit before my car gets fixed? 5? 10? 50?
Strix is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-17-2013, 08:38 AM   #1865
lewisra
Focus Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Fan#: 93289
Location: Howell, MI
What I Drive: 2012 Tuxedo Black SEL

Posts: 591
Points 1,363, Level 20
Points: 1,363, Level: 20 Points: 1,363, Level: 20 Points: 1,363, Level: 20
Level Up 63% Completed
Level up: 63% Level up: 63% Level up: 63%
Forum Activity 2%
Activity: 2% Activity: 2% Activity: 2%
FF Reputation: 3 lewisra Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Strix View Post
How many do I need to visit before my car gets fixed? 5? 10? 50?
I'd try at least 2 and if they didn't take care of it. I'd be on the phone hourly whining to somebody in Dearborn, not on here. If I had the issues you claim to have.
lewisra is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-17-2013, 05:24 PM   #1866
Strix
Focus Addict
 
Join Date: May 2011
Fan#: 85696
Location: Northville, MI
What I Drive: Not a Ford

Posts: 583
Points 535, Level 10
Points: 535, Level: 10 Points: 535, Level: 10 Points: 535, Level: 10
Level Up 70% Completed
Level up: 70% Level up: 70% Level up: 70%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 0 Strix Poor Behavior Needs Improvement
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by lewisra View Post
I'd try at least 2 and if they didn't take care of it. I'd be on the phone hourly whining to somebody in Dearborn, not on here. If I had the issues you claim to have.
It's been to four and it's still not fixed.

Also, way to suggest I'm just making this shit up... "issues you claim to have" LOL!

Because if your car works OK, and your dealership is good, those of us with broken cars (excuse me, claiming to have broken cars) and claiming to have had crappy dealership experiences are liars? Really?

Because if we REALLY had problems, we'd be calling Dearborn hourly, AMIRITE?!
Strix is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-17-2013, 07:09 PM   #1867
rick217
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Fan#: 110731
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
What I Drive: FORMERLY a 2013 Focus Titanium

Posts: 86
FF Reputation: 1 rick217 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Strix View Post
It's been to four and it's still not fixed.

Also, way to suggest I'm just making this shit up... "issues you claim to have" LOL!

Because if your car works OK, and your dealership is good, those of us with broken cars (excuse me, claiming to have broken cars) and claiming to have had crappy dealership experiences are liars? Really?

Because if we REALLY had problems, we'd be calling Dearborn hourly, AMIRITE?!
Have you tried Bill Brown Ford in Livonia? They have a reputable service department there IMO
rick217 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-17-2013, 08:56 PM   #1868
Tubeway Army
Focus Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Fan#: 111167
Location: West Palm Beach, FL
What I Drive: 2013 Focus Lemon

Posts: 794
Points 2,284, Level 28
Points: 2,284, Level: 28 Points: 2,284, Level: 28 Points: 2,284, Level: 28
Level Up 90% Completed
Level up: 90% Level up: 90% Level up: 90%
Forum Activity 5%
Activity: 5% Activity: 5% Activity: 5%
FF Reputation: 0 Tubeway Army Newbie
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Strix is right on the money, my 2013 Titanium drives like I am towing a 10 ton weight behind it, with grinding and hesitation that makes driving it about as fun as chewing broken glass.

Today was probably the worst day I had with the car, my commute to and from work was painful and I found myself more and more wondering why I bought this car.

It's going back in for the 2nd time very soon, not only for DCT issues, but defective interior components and a new paint defect on the door that amazes me that it made it past Ford QC paint inspection.

I must be a fool because I sure feel like one at this point.
Tubeway Army is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-18-2013, 05:11 PM   #1869
Strix
Focus Addict
 
Join Date: May 2011
Fan#: 85696
Location: Northville, MI
What I Drive: Not a Ford

Posts: 583
Points 535, Level 10
Points: 535, Level: 10 Points: 535, Level: 10 Points: 535, Level: 10
Level Up 70% Completed
Level up: 70% Level up: 70% Level up: 70%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 0 Strix Poor Behavior Needs Improvement
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tubeway Army View Post
Strix is right on the money, my 2013 Titanium drives like I am towing a 10 ton weight behind it, with grinding and hesitation that makes driving it about as fun as chewing broken glass.
Mine was in the shop again today.

And all they did was reprogram the ECU/TCU, as usual.

Put it in 6th gear select shift (so it won't downshift) and that sucker feels like it takes 15+ seconds to accelerate from 50 MPH to 60 MPH, WITH MY FOOT TO THE FLOOR.

Or so I claim.
Strix is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-18-2013, 05:31 PM   #1870
PratoN
Focus Fanatic
 
PratoN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Fan#: 88058
Location: Milwaukee, WI
What I Drive: 2012 Kona Blue Ti Hatchback, DCT

Posts: 3,932
Points 2,946, Level 33
Points: 2,946, Level: 33 Points: 2,946, Level: 33 Points: 2,946, Level: 33
Level Up 31% Completed
Level up: 31% Level up: 31% Level up: 31%
Forum Activity 5%
Activity: 5% Activity: 5% Activity: 5%
FF Reputation: 13 PratoN Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Strix View Post
And all they did was reprogram the ECU/TCU, as usual.

Put it in 6th gear select shift (so it won't downshift) and that sucker feels like it takes 15+ seconds to accelerate from 50 MPH to 60 MPH, WITH MY FOOT TO THE FLOOR.
No surprise on the PCM/TCM reprogramming.

But even if I put it in SelecShift, if I floor it, mine will auto-downshift. I think it's a good safety feature if you forget to shift (after all, it is an automatic) in cases of emergencies.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Strix View Post
Or so I claim.
__________________
2012 FF Ti HB Kona Blue, Built 5/24/2011, 401A + Ti Handling Package, Parking Technology Package, Winter Package, Moonroof, and MFT w/NAV at v3.6 102k miles and counting...
PratoN is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:25 PM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Audi S3, Ford Fusion and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area. Challenger Hellcat - Charger Hellcat