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Old 11-06-2014, 02:01 PM   #1
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2012-2014 Ford Focus Steering Wander- FIX

Many have complained of steering wander at highway speeds, 2012 models had a new steering gear for this concern but what if your Focus is not a 2012 model. Well Ford finally has a simple quick fix for it that the dealers can do, check it out.

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Old 11-06-2014, 02:16 PM   #2
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Thank you, baby Jesus.

EDIT: And also thank you, makuloco2000.
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Thank you, baby Jesus.

EDIT: And also thank you, makuloco2000.
Was that you that had the rampant alignment / wandering issues a couple years ago? They're still there?
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Old 11-06-2014, 02:59 PM   #4
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Was that you that had the rampant alignment / wandering issues a couple years ago? They're still there?
I'm not sure if I'm who you're thinking of, there are a lot of us complainers on here. I had horrible tire wear (which I believe was caused by bad bearings), but the steering wander is only mildly annoying.

On the most streets (including the highway), I have to keep constant pressure on the steering wheel or make corrections like once a second to keep in the lanes no matter the crown of the road.
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Old 11-06-2014, 08:59 PM   #5
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My new Focus wanders around like a drunk. It's like it has no true center of wheel.

This car is becoming comical. LMAO!!!
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Many have complained of steering wander at highway speeds, 2012 models had a new steering gear for this concern but what if your Focus is not a 2012 model. Well Ford finally has a simple quick fix for it that the dealers can do, check it out.
Is there a TSB number for this software update that we can tell the dealer if they're not aware of it?

I've felt the problem you described with the steering in a 2013 rental the dealer gave me as a loaner a while back, but not in my 2014. If the new software is for 2014s too, why wouldn't they all exhibit the same symptoms? Is there some other factor, like some option one car has that another doesn't, that would make some cars with the original software not have the steering problem?

Should I follow the "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" rule? Or get the update anyway? I guess, as a minimum, I'll wait until other owners of 2014s have gotten theirs updated to see how it goes for them. (I'm wary of changing anything after reading all the reports of some owners liking the changes made to their DCTs with 12B37 and others hating them, and never hearing any explanation for the difference.)
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Has anyone had this software update and did it fix your steering issues? Is there a number for this software update? I have had a steering wander issue since I bought my 2014. The dealer where I purchased the car was not helpful. I am about due for an oil change and I would like to get this software update. Any additional information would be appreciated.

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Has anyone had this software update and did it fix your steering issues? Is there a number for this software update? I have had a steering wander issue since I bought my 2014. The dealer where I purchased the car was not helpful. I am about due for an oil change and I would like to get this software update. Any additional information would be appreciated.

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Will you be heading to the same dealer for the oil change, or checking out another for more information on your concern? Once you have a dealer in mind, please send me a private message with your VIN, mileage, best daytime phone number, full name, and dealer name/location.

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Will you be heading to the same dealer for the oil change, or checking out another for more information on your concern? Once you have a dealer in mind, please send me a private message with your VIN, mileage, best daytime phone number, full name, and dealer name/location.

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Thank you for your response, Meagan. I will be taking the car to a different dealer. It will probably be after the first of the year before I can get the service scheduled. I will send you a PM with information when I have a better idea of when I will take the car in. Thanks again.

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