New Owner (2012 Hatchback SEL): Engine Noise, Parcel Shelf/Cargo Shade Questions - Page 2 - Focus Fanatics
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace



Go Back   Focus Fanatics > Ford Focus Third Generation > MK3 Focus

MK3 Focus The place to chat about general questions, window tinting, exterior body, interior and lighting upgrades for the third generation 2012-Current Focus.

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-26-2013, 12:42 PM   #11
GhiaFan
Focus Fanatic
 
GhiaFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Fan#: 50498
Location: Tallinn Estonia
What I Drive: 2007 Panther Black Focus 1.6 Ti-VCT

Posts: 1,557
FF Reputation: 11 GhiaFan Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Your car should have came with this hatch cover
GhiaFan is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-26-2013, 12:43 PM   #12
AZfocus2012
Focus Addict
 
AZfocus2012's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Fan#: 92484
Location: Apache Junction, AZ
What I Drive: 2012 White Platinum SEL 303A Focus

Posts: 658
FF Reputation: 2 AZfocus2012 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Elizabeth View Post
Some of the low frequency rumble is the fact it is a hatch. All hatches are more susceptible to make a deep rumbling sound due to the shape of the interior.
The fact your car is missing that hatch bit which goes from seat to rear covering the cargo space probably makes things worse.
that piece really IS a part of the car. and no way should it be missing.
You are probably right on this, the OP needs to get the hatch cover. With the muffler, rear wheel wells, and exhaust exit underneath or in the hatch area, I can see some low frequency sound making it to the front without the cover in place.
AZfocus2012 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2013, 01:49 PM   #13
Elizabeth
Focus Fanatic
 
Elizabeth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Fan#: 89280
Location: SouthEast, WI
What I Drive: '12 Yellow Focus SE stick, 17"rims

Posts: 2,695
FF Reputation: 14 Elizabeth Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by GhiaFan View Post
Your car should have came with this hatch cover
Yes. that comes with the car. if yours was missing, the dealer OWES you.
Elizabeth is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2013, 01:54 PM   #14
kevinxb
Focus Enthusiast
 
kevinxb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Fan#: 96008
Location: Baltimore/DC Metro, MD
What I Drive: 2012 Blue Candy Ti Hatch

Posts: 344
FF Reputation: 1 kevinxb Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (3)
Did you buy your car used or new? If you bought it used maybe the previous owner removed it and didn't put it back before they sold or traded in their vehicle.
kevinxb is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2013, 02:12 PM   #15
FordService
Official Ford Rep
 
FordService's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Fan#: 79824
Location: Dearborn, MI
What I Drive: Ford Focus

Posts: 4,090
FF Reputation: 18 FordService Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by mister_eff View Post
Hello,

I'm a new Ford Focus 2012 Hactchback SEL owner. It offered the best combination of price, fuel economy, quietness, and hatchback-ness out there and drove quite nicely...
Hi mister_eff,

Congratulations on your new Focus! I recommend spending some time checking out the goodies available at http://owner.ford.com. You can download free copies of your Owner's Manual, get valuable coupons, and schedule future maintenance appointments.

You should also check out the accessories available for your vehicle here: http://accessories.ford.com/. Just enter your vehicle's information and you'll find the perfect accessories for your Focus.

Crystal
__________________
FORD SERVICE

p: 800.392.FORD
t: @FordService @FordFocus @Ford
f: facebook.com/FordFocus facebook.com/Ford
FordService is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2013, 10:24 PM   #16
silenthill
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: May 2011
Fan#: 85671
Location: Atlanta, GA
What I Drive: 2012 Focus SEL hatch

Posts: 188
FF Reputation: 2 silenthill Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
As others have said, the parcel shelf is standard equipment on the SEL hatch trim.
silenthill is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2013, 07:53 PM   #17
mister_eff
Focus Jr. Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Fan#: 110362
Location: Emeryville, CA
What I Drive: 2012 Ford Focus Hatchback SEL

Posts: 27
FF Reputation: 1 mister_eff Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Thanks for the replies. My dealer is insisting that the parcel shade is considered optional equipment on the car (which is certified pre-owned). The cost of the shade from the dealer is nearly $200, which seems insane to me. I may end up going ebay if I still want it, or else I don't know. Maybe try to just fashion one myself out of wood and some tarp-like material.

The low frequency noise I hear at low speeds seems to be DCT-related, and it seems to be a characteristic thing rather than a problem thing. I've only read a couple pages of the 75 page thread on the DCT. My car is limited to minor shaking/jitteryness at very low speeds, but otherwise the car drives smoothly. I checked the etis.ford.com website and it said "no campaign messages found", so that's supposed to mean that it has the 12B37 update, correct? Would that mean that everything in the car is up-to-date?

I do wonder if adding sound deadening material would reduce the shaking/jiteryness, just because of the extra weight.

Thanks.
mister_eff is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2013, 07:58 PM   #18
silenthill
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: May 2011
Fan#: 85671
Location: Atlanta, GA
What I Drive: 2012 Focus SEL hatch

Posts: 188
FF Reputation: 2 silenthill Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
I don't know how it works with a used car, but the parcel shelf IS a standard feature on the SEL trim.

In fact, it's on page 8 of the 2012 Focus source book, right column, under 5-door only equipment: "rear spoiler, rear wiper, removable package tray."
silenthill is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2013, 08:00 AM   #19
AZfocus2012
Focus Addict
 
AZfocus2012's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Fan#: 92484
Location: Apache Junction, AZ
What I Drive: 2012 White Platinum SEL 303A Focus

Posts: 658
FF Reputation: 2 AZfocus2012 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
If you bought the car as certified pre owned, then I would think it should come with all the standard equipment. I would not take any crap from the dealer. Show them where it is standard equipment and demand they make it right. Possibly Crystal might could help you, I don't know where she would stand on this, but I would have to throw the BS flag on this one. If that doesn't work, you could always open a complaint with the local BBB. That will usually get their attention.
AZfocus2012 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2013, 02:22 PM   #20
2kwik4u
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Fan#: 102523
Location: Louisville, KY
What I Drive: '12-Sonic Blue-5dr/5spd/203A/Roof

Posts: 319
FF Reputation: 1 2kwik4u Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
My SE Hatchback came with the cargo cover and 16 miles on it. No indication on the window sticker that it was an option either. I would call shenanigans on the dealer and keep pushing to get them to provide you with one (or the name of the previous owner to call adn harass to get it back).

With that said, you did buy a used car. Which might or might not come with everything the factory installed. Such is the beast.
2kwik4u is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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 02:00 AM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Terms of Use : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information : Site Map

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 Acura TLX or Fiesta ST. 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.