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Old 11-25-2012, 10:19 PM   #1611
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:22 AM   #1612
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NFs listed for my car as well, 10/11 build.
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:27 PM   #1613
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Took my car to the dealer to get this looked at (among other things). They "removed" and "reinstalled" the sway bar and lubricated all the components which helped make the sound disappear for about a week but now it's back in full force. Also, my transmission still shudders a bit at 1,700 RPMS when accelerating from a complete stop. So annoyed, it's been re-flashed 3 times and each time it's worse. Think this could be caused by bad engine mounts?

This car will be the death of me.
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Old 11-29-2012, 02:03 PM   #1614
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Take a look underneath and see if you have any oil leaks from the bellhousing; some people who have leaks have found that the oil has contaminated their clutches and caused the shuddering.

As far as the clunking goes, see here: http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=302183
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:58 PM   #1615
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Ford Engineer looked at my Ti and decided...

I've been posting in here about my issues with my 2012 Ford Focus Ti HB with the sport suspension and 18" sport wheels (all factory). Well after three trips to the dealership here is my final (for now) report. Keep in mind, my issues is with a crunching front he front end when ever I go over bumps or apply?release my brakes at low speeds. Sound is very similar to crushing soda cans.

First trip to Tracy Ford: Dealership decided that the noise was a lose bolt that was not tightened to manufacture specifications on the struts. They secured the bolt and sent me on my way. Also told me they would replace something (unsure exactly what it is but it on the struts) and I would have to come back.

Second trip to Tracy Ford: Kept my car for two working days to replace the item on the front drivers side strut. When they removed the struts a bearing fell apart. They assumed this was the culprit and replaced it along with the strut piece from trip one and deemed the car to be tip top condition. When I left the noise was still present however it was not as pronounced as before. Took test drive with mechanic and he also could hear the noise. They told me they would look into the issue further.

Third trip to Tracy Ford: Dealership requested to keep my car for up to a week and they would have an engineer come in form San Francisco and evaluate the car. They did and the engineer identified the noise as being a product of the sport suspension and low profile tires. Ford's national customer service called me to inform me of their findings rather than the dealership who I have dealt with three times now.

My official explanation is:
"Retest with FSE and found to only have normal suspension noises. No problem."


I do not buy this explanation however. I believe there is a more severe issue at hand. Reason being is that after ever trip to the dealership they were able to make the noise go away for about 20 miles. After the trip home or the next day the noise would return and get worse the more I drove the car. Which leads me to believe there is something that is loosening up. They refuse to acknowledge doing anything to the car to tighten anything up, except on the first trip.

Now, its time for us to collectively speak about this. If you have a 2012 Ford Focus Titanium Hatchback with the sport suspension and the 18" low profile tires the factory installed I would like to hear from you. Please DM me your name and if you're experiencing the same issues. I'm looking for 100 people to make a case that this is more extra ordinary and should be looked into further.

Thanks in advance for your help!
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:04 PM   #1616
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I've been posting in here about my issues with my 2012 Ford Focus Ti HB with the sport suspension and 18" sport wheels (all factory). Well after three trips to the dealership here is my final (for now) report. Keep in mind, my issues is with a crunching front he front end when ever I go over bumps or apply?release my brakes at low speeds. Sound is very similar to crushing soda cans.

First trip to Tracy Ford: Dealership decided that the noise was a lose bolt that was not tightened to manufacture specifications on the struts. They secured the bolt and sent me on my way. Also told me they would replace something (unsure exactly what it is but it on the struts) and I would have to come back.

Second trip to Tracy Ford: Kept my car for two working days to replace the item on the front drivers side strut. When they removed the struts a bearing fell apart. They assumed this was the culprit and replaced it along with the strut piece from trip one and deemed the car to be tip top condition. When I left the noise was still present however it was not as pronounced as before. Took test drive with mechanic and he also could hear the noise. They told me they would look into the issue further.

Third trip to Tracy Ford: Dealership requested to keep my car for up to a week and they would have an engineer come in form San Francisco and evaluate the car. They did and the engineer identified the noise as being a product of the sport suspension and low profile tires. Ford's national customer service called me to inform me of their findings rather than the dealership who I have dealt with three times now.

My official explanation is:
"Retest with FSE and found to only have normal suspension noises. No problem."


I do not buy this explanation however. I believe there is a more severe issue at hand. Reason being is that after ever trip to the dealership they were able to make the noise go away for about 20 miles. After the trip home or the next day the noise would return and get worse the more I drove the car. Which leads me to believe there is something that is loosening up. They refuse to acknowledge doing anything to the car to tighten anything up, except on the first trip.

Now, its time for us to collectively speak about this. If you have a 2012 Ford Focus Titanium Hatchback with the sport suspension and the 18" low profile tires the factory installed I would like to hear from you. Please DM me your name and if you're experiencing the same issues. I'm looking for 100 people to make a case that this is more extra ordinary and should be looked into further.

Thanks in advance for your help!
Dyn085 had a strut bearing fall apart as part of his "normal" THP suspension as well.

My THP has exhibited none of these issues over my 14K miles to date.

What strut tower brace do you have?
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:33 PM   #1617
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Dyn085 had a strut bearing fall apart as part of his "normal" THP suspension as well.

My THP has exhibited none of these issues over my 14K miles to date.

What strut tower brace do you have?
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:55 PM   #1618
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I blame the fat chicks for cracking Duane's bearing
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:02 PM   #1619
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:25 PM   #1620
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Some people lift their rides because fat chicks can't jump, yet I lower mine for the same reason
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