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Old 04-03-2013, 10:11 AM   #2231
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Thanks for the reply. I hear ya man! (..about the noise issue & the CSM deal..)
I think noise issues are probably one of the worst or hardest categories a dealer has to address. If it something simple, like a sloppy RV mirror or loose panel, they seems to handle those just fine.
But when it is something buried more deeply in the car, then tend to be attentive for the sake of being attentive in most cases. The open-ended nature of tracking down illusive noises must simply be
too cost prohibitive; the bean counters at FoMoCo must hate that!
That's my guess anyhow..
For sure. But man do I wish there was some way to drive up to Dearborn and stick it in a wind tunnel for 15 minutes and see where it's coming from. No doubt that would be cost prohibitive as you noted, but man, seems like a relatively easy thing to do.
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:53 AM   #2232
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For sure. But man do I wish there was some way to drive up to Dearborn and stick it in a wind tunnel for 15 minutes and see where it's coming from. No doubt that would be cost prohibitive as you noted, but man, seems like a relatively easy thing to do.
What would seem easy to me is to utitilize all the Ford CSR involvement on sites like this.
They collect all this information about the customer concerns and then proceed to escalate. Sounds really good on the surface. But where does all the data go?
Isn't the FoMoCo "quality is job # 1" system crunching all this data and learning from the concerns? Who's tabulating all these concerns and tracking them down and disseminating what is learned for the benefit of current & future owners; current & future models? The quality workmanship of competing products is some strong mojo!

Again, I guess it's just a matter of the inherent messy nature of noise related issues..
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Old 04-03-2013, 05:06 PM   #2233
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anyone had the most recent TSB done which changes only bearings (supposedly bearings are revised/new part#)? -if you did, notice any drive feel difference?
softer or kind of the same?
as responsive as it was?
ride height about the same? (lower? wishful thinking!)
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Tsb 13-3-2

We tow our 2012 Titainium behind a motorhome and spent the winter in Arizona. The whole time we were there the left front suspension sounded like it was falling apart. Now back in cold Minnesota I have an appointment to have it checked for TSB 13-3-2. The problem is the suspension appears normal now with no abnormal noise. Did something happen while towing from Arizona or does the colder temp somehow have an effect. Who knows, but I suspect the dealer will tell me there's no problem they can find. I like everything about this car but for this one problem. I suspect there may have been a problem regarding the assembly plant's tooling used to install or align the front suspension. That's the only explanation I can think of to explain why some cars have the problem on one side only while others have both sides noisy while others have no problem.
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Old 04-07-2013, 02:07 PM   #2235
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We tow our 2012 Titainium behind a motorhome and spent the winter in Arizona. The whole time we were there the left front suspension sounded like it was falling apart. Now back in cold Minnesota I have an appointment to have it checked for TSB 13-3-2. The problem is the suspension appears normal now with no abnormal noise. Did something happen while towing from Arizona or does the colder temp somehow have an effect. Who knows, but I suspect the dealer will tell me there's no problem they can find. I like everything about this car but for this one problem. I suspect there may have been a problem regarding the assembly plant's tooling used to install or align the front suspension. That's the only explanation I can think of to explain why some cars have the problem on one side only while others have both sides noisy while others have no problem.
I can tell you my clutch squeaks in cold weather and doesn't in warm. Sounds like chirping when you engage the throw-out bearing.
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We tow our 2012 Titainium behind a motorhome and spent the winter in Arizona. The whole time we were there the left front suspension sounded like it was falling apart. Now back in cold Minnesota I have an appointment to have it checked for TSB 13-3-2. The problem is the suspension appears normal now with no abnormal noise. Did something happen while towing from Arizona or does the colder temp somehow have an effect. Who knows, but I suspect the dealer will tell me there's no problem they can find. I like everything about this car but for this one problem. I suspect there may have been a problem regarding the assembly plant's tooling used to install or align the front suspension. That's the only explanation I can think of to explain why some cars have the problem on one side only while others have both sides noisy while others have no problem.
When I had my Focus, the noise was worse the warmer it got.

Sounds about right to me.
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We tow our 2012 Titainium behind a motorhome and spent the winter in Arizona. The whole time we were there the left front suspension sounded like it was falling apart. Now back in cold Minnesota I have an appointment to have it checked for TSB 13-3-2. The problem is the suspension appears normal now with no abnormal noise. Did something happen while towing from Arizona or does the colder temp somehow have an effect. Who knows, but I suspect the dealer will tell me there's no problem they can find. I like everything about this car but for this one problem. I suspect there may have been a problem regarding the assembly plant's tooling used to install or align the front suspension. That's the only explanation I can think of to explain why some cars have the problem on one side only while others have both sides noisy while others have no problem.
Let me know how the dealership visit goes, delornut. I'm happy to step in and assist; just send me a PM with your VIN, dealer, mileage, daytime phone number, and full name.

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Mine has started this noise now to .....I had the clutch pack replaced a while back ...thinking something isnt tight or put back right....I looked under the car and noticed the felt cover isn't on right.its not tucked under on the front sides it's just bolted to the bottom.hope that's the case.it happens over speed bumps and when i hit the brakes.i have to go over seven speed bumps in my complex every morning and that's when I notice the sound.soon as I speed up it's gone
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Mine has started this noise now to .....I had the clutch pack replaced a while back ...thinking something isnt tight or put back right....I looked under the car and noticed the felt cover isn't on right.its not tucked under on the front sides it's just bolted to the bottom.hope that's the case.it happens over speed bumps and when i hit the brakes.i have to go over seven speed bumps in my complex every morning and that's when I notice the sound.soon as I speed up it's gone
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Have you had the chance to return to your dealership so they can take a look? I also recommend reaching out to my colleagues at Ford Canada (1-800-565-3673) so they can assist.

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Two days of 80+ degree weather; still silent as can be.

Read this yesterday:

http://editorial.autos.msn.com/blogs...0-a1df03b47726

"With more than 1 million registered last year, the Focus outsold..."

I wonder how many of these vehicles have the notorious, mystery noise(s)?
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