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Old 09-14-2012, 11:37 AM   #41
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I have a 2012 focus with just about 9000km on it and i was feeling like the steering was off and a noise coming from the drivers side. Took it to the dealers and they hooked it up to the computer and said it was fine(that was at 1000km) just took it back in 4 days ago with the same issues to find out now I need a new transmission and a new steering rack omg my experience of buying my first new car has been very bad. There is no lemon law in Canada so I'm stuck with this car. Anyone else have these issues

Jen, this wasn't maybe the best thread to post your issue, but let me see if I can help a little...

First, the cars that were made in the first 6 months of production did have a lot more issues and you can find out if your cars is one of them but going to the website below and entering your VIN. If your cars was made before about October of 2011 there's a much greater chance that there were defects.

The good news is that it looks like Ford wants to replace the transmission and steering rack and if that's true then when they are done you should be pretty well good to go. The early cars did have transmission and steering rack issues so getting that fixed, under warranty, should make things much better.

So, write down your VIN number (located in the lower corner, drivers side of the windshield or on the drivers side door pillar), click on the link below, go to the "Vehicle" tab and enter the VIN there.

http://www.etis.ford.com/selectedVehicleDetails.do

In addition to finding the actual build date it should tell you if there is any other actions that need to be done and if there are mention it to the service writer when you bring it in for work...


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Old 09-14-2012, 11:43 AM   #42
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Old 09-14-2012, 04:05 PM   #43
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I have a 2012 focus with just about 9000km on it and i was feeling like the steering was off and a noise coming from the drivers side. Took it to the dealers and they hooked it up to the computer and said it was fine(that was at 1000km) just took it back in 4 days ago with the same issues to find out now I need a new transmission and a new steering rack...
Hi Jen299,

I encourage you to contact the Ford of Canada Customer Relationship Centre at 800.565.3673. They'll be in the best position to help you out moving forward.

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...First, the cars that were made in the first 6 months of production did have a lot more issues and you can find out if your cars is one of them but going to the website below and entering your VIN. If your cars was made before about October of 2011 there's a much greater chance that there were defects.

...So, write down your VIN number (located in the lower corner, drivers side of the windshield or on the drivers side door pillar), click on the link below, go to the "Vehicle" tab and enter the VIN there.

http://www.etis.ford.com/selectedVehicleDetails.do

In addition to finding the actual build date it should tell you if there is any other actions that need to be done and if there are mention it to the service writer when you bring it in for work...
Thanks for helping out, raptor1956!

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I have a 2012 focus with just about 9000km on it and i was feeling like the steering was off and a noise coming from the drivers side. Took it to the dealers and they hooked it up to the computer and said it was fine(that was at 1000km) just took it back in 4 days ago with the same issues to find out now I need a new transmission and a new steering rack omg my experience of buying my first new car has been very bad. There is no lemon law in Canada so I'm stuck with this car. Anyone else have these issues
Thanks Jen, I'm having the same type of issues with my new Focus, this will give me a little insight on what I'm looking for.
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