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Old 10-07-2011, 06:25 PM   #71
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I'm glad the service manager is working to resolve your issue. If they are unsuccessful, please let me know so I can help get it back on the road for you.

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Natasha,

The servicer did the alignment. The steering did tighten no more over correction. The car still wanders. It doesn't wander all the time. Usually around 60-70mph either there is a quick lane correction due to construction or some other factors. I don't know what triggers the steering going squirrly. I drive in on I-15 in San Diego and there is a bit of construction. There are temp lanes has quick bends. Other than that the freeway is 90% concrete. I'm not sure if there are grooves or slab expansion gaps are throwing it off. I've driven this route for the last 6 years with my jetta, my aura, and my yukon. Never had this uneasiness. I like it to a passenger on a motorcycle leaning against me and I have to fight them to go straight or the direction I'm steering.

Here is the reply from my dealer after I told him that the story above.

Good morning Trung,
I test drove a couple of other 2012 Focuses and I feel that your's handles very similar to the rest of the units I drove since we talked last. All of those unit were also built after Aug.1 2011, this steering feel seems to be normal ride quality for the 2012 focus model line. If you would like to come down and go for another ride, we can compare the ride to another like model.
Ken

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Old 10-09-2011, 09:13 AM   #72
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I took my Focus to my dealer.
They called me yesterday and informed me that they have ordered a new Steering Rack Assembly and I am supposed to get it back Tuesday.

Thanks everyone for this thread because without it I would not known what to do.

Looking forward getting my car back to verify the solution.

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Old 10-11-2011, 04:54 PM   #73
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The servicer did the alignment. The steering did tighten no more over correction. The car still wanders. It doesn't wander all the time.
Thanks for the follow-up. Please PM me your VIN, contact information, mileage, & servicing dealer name/state so I can help.

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I took my Focus to my dealer.
They called me yesterday and informed me that they have ordered a new Steering Rack Assembly and I am supposed to get it back Tuesday.
@fordswede - I responded to your PM, but please keep me updated after you pick up your Focus.

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Old 10-14-2011, 09:30 PM   #74
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2012 Ford Focus Steering problem

I just want to inform everyone that my problem with the steering is resolved.

Just a quick recoup what my problem was.

When driving on th efreeway with a speed in excess of 60 miles per hour the steering got stiff and it felt like I could not keep the car straight. Constantly had to use 2 hand to keep correcting the steering wheel.

I picked up my 20212 Fod focus 2 days ago from the dealer after they replaced the steering rack assembly and the car handles beutiful as you expect from a ford focus.

Without you guys out there providing feedback and responses I would have been lost and proberly thought this was a natural behaviour in a ford.

So for any ford focus driver experiencing similar problem, do not give up and have the steering rack assembly replaced. Natscha I am sure will assist if necessary.

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Old 10-15-2011, 09:50 AM   #75
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What was the TSB update number? I'm having the same problem.
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Old 10-16-2011, 01:06 PM   #76
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Sorry cbaldree

I do not know the TSB number

My dealer diagnosed th eproblem and first said they needed to replace the controller but could not find the part number.
Then they called me and informed me that they was going to replace the Steering Rack Assembly as indicated by Erikkehn below in this thread.

Do not give up and show your delar these threads. I am sure they will give in.

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Old 10-17-2011, 02:44 PM   #77
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I just want to inform everyone that my problem with the steering is resolved.

So for any ford focus driver experiencing similar problem, do not give up and have the steering rack assembly replaced. Natscha I am sure will assist if necessary.
Thanks, fordswede! I appreciate the great feedback.

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What was the TSB update number? I'm having the same problem.
I don't have access to provide TSB details, but keep working with your CSM and she may be able to help.

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Old 10-17-2011, 03:18 PM   #78
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Fordswede what was the MFG date on your Focus? I'm balking on Natasha offer to contact my dealer. This is because my dealer already pawn the issue off since my MFG date was after 8/1/2011. The date the TSB covers.
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Old 10-17-2011, 05:23 PM   #79
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Fordswede what was the MFG date on your Focus? I'm balking on Natasha offer to contact my dealer. This is because my dealer already pawn the issue off since my MFG date was after 8/1/2011. The date the TSB covers.
I responded to your PM explaining the best possible way to assist. If you prefer to wait and see if it has stopped wandering, that's perfectly fine, but I am here if you need me.

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Old 10-20-2011, 03:50 PM   #80
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Hello drvudoo & texas75218,

The perfect first step is to visit your local dealer so they can inspect your Focus. If they are unable to resolve your steering concerns, please let me know so I can assist.



Hi RyanD,

Please send me a private message with your VIN, contact information, mileage, & servicing dealer name/state so I can see if your part can be expedited.



I'm glad you are posting about your great experience, jmczaja! Thanks!

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So the dealer and us have been waiting for almost a month now for the parts to arrive so the steering issue can be fixed. Is there something about Texas that Ford cannot deliver the parts in a month that other dealers outside of Texas can get in a week?
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