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Old 09-19-2012, 11:52 AM   #1
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Lots of Vibration at Idle

The car in question is a February build '12 Focus SE w/ 5-Spd transmission and ~ 9500 miles. I recently noticed a lot of vibration at idle (regardless of A/C operation) and suspect that one of the motor mounts is broken or has gotten lazy. There are no clunks or popping noises, just increased vibration.

Has anyone else had this problem? I would like to go in for warranty service "fully armed" so to speak, and be able to point out exactly which mount has gone bad.

I know about the MS3 rear motor mount, but I don't really want to mess with that, especially while the car is under warranty. Since my wife is the main driver of the Focus, I'd like to keep NVH to a minimum.


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Why bother figuring out the issue yourself, that's exactly what the warranty is for. If a motor mount is bad, let them take the time to figure it out.
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The car in question is a February build '12 Focus SE w/ 5-Spd transmission and ~ 9500 miles. I recently noticed a lot of vibration at idle (regardless of A/C operation) and suspect that one of the motor mounts is broken or has gotten lazy. There are no clunks or popping noises, just increased vibration.

Has anyone else had this problem? I would like to go in for warranty service "fully armed" so to speak, and be able to point out exactly which mount has gone bad.

I know about the MS3 rear motor mount, but I don't really want to mess with that, especially while the car is under warranty. Since my wife is the main driver of the Focus, I'd like to keep NVH to a minimum.

Hi WhiteT5,

I want to escalate your vibration concern to your regional Customer Service Manager. They'll coordinate efforts with your dealer until things are resolved. Send me a PM with your VIN, preferred servicing dealer, and a good daytime phone number; I'll get the ball rolling.

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I just started noticing this last week on mine. It's a 5MT. The idle picks back up when I clutch in and/or take my foot off the brake. Seems the idle lowers when it knows it isn't about to move.
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What RPM is the car idleing at with the brake applied and once off the brake? Mine used to seem a little rough when on the brake when turning ~650 RPM.
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What RPM is the car idleing at with the brake applied and once off the brake? Mine used to seem a little rough when on the brake when turning ~650 RPM.
My car has a DCT, but that doesn't change the idle characteristics afaik. Engine idles at 750 rpm approximately with the brake applied with or with out the a/c on. Target idle with the a/c off and the car parked or out of gear with out the brake applied is about 680 rpm afaik.
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I just started noticing this last week on mine. It's a 5MT. The idle picks back up when I clutch in and/or take my foot off the brake. Seems the idle lowers when it knows it isn't about to move.
Hi Altis,

Have you swung by your dealership so they can take a look? They'll be your best bet for inspecting the vibration you're experiencing. You can also give the Ford of Canada Customer Relationship Centre a call at 1-800-565-3673.

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