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Old 02-27-2013, 02:07 AM   #31
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It appears Ford pressured the door seal suppliers down to the bone.
With people accepting this as a normal premature wear & tear, will only help Ford in making decisions to continue to put the cheapest pieces of crap on their vehicles.
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:35 PM   #32
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I ended up buying a new door seal for about $100 but I haven't installed it yet because I'm afraid we'll just tear it up again. It is still not clear to me why it's torn. Are we rubbing against it getting in and out? Or did the few times we caught the seat belt latch in the door do it? So I trimmed the torn part neatly and am living with it that way for awhile.
yes. ass friction. i started seeing wear on mine and now i'm more careful when entering the car.
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:25 PM   #33
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It appears Ford pressured the door seal suppliers down to the bone.With people accepting this as a normal premature wear & tear, will only help Ford in making decisions to continue to put the cheapest pieces of crap on their vehicles.
how did you come to this conclusion?
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Old 03-03-2013, 11:10 AM   #34
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I am very careful getting in and out of my 2012 Focus, and my son and husband have driven my car a total of maybe a dozen times in the past year, so it doesn't take much to tear up this seal. I've owned a lot of cars and never had this happen before. Has anyone has success getting Ford to address this issue? I am still holding that new seal in its box because it irks me that I had to buy it and I'm certain the same thing will happen again.
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The dealership said the damage to my door seal was clearly caused by the seat belt buckle getting caught in the door. Could be (my husband had been the one who last drove the car before I noticed the damage). The dealership has ordered a new seal for me, but it wasn't cheap; cost $137 just for the part. Is there anyway to keep this from happening again? I am so very careful with my car to prevent any damage, but my hubby, not so much. He is not going to remember to make sure the belt is fully retracted every time he exits the car. Interesting that this was a common problem in my Dodge Caravan; we often shut the both front doors on the the belt buckle but it never damaged the buckle or the seal. So I'm not so pleased that the door seal on the '12 Focus is so fragile that it gets torn up by this happening one time.
That's a load of horse crap. I'm having this happen as I rub against it getting in. Same thing happened to another member. I imagine if you go look at your cars you'll all see it. Don't let your stealership run you over


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I am very careful getting in and out of my 2012 Focus, and my son and husband have driven my car a total of maybe a dozen times in the past year, so it doesn't take much to tear up this seal. I've owned a lot of cars and never had this happen before. Has anyone has success getting Ford to address this issue?....
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That's a load of horse crap. I'm having this happen as I rub against it getting in. Same thing happened to another member. I imagine if you go look at your cars you'll all see it. Don't let your stealership run you over


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I don't understand how they can say its from a seatbelt. My seatbelt always retracts quick enough before I even step out of the car that it wouldnt touch the seal at all.
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Hi EternalOptimist and NickCornell,

I want to look into both of your cases and see how I can assist. Send me a PM with your info (VIN, dealer, mileage, daytime phone number, and full name) so I can do some researching.

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Old 03-07-2013, 08:52 PM   #39
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Has anyone noticed there seals turning white , my drivers front seal is at front and bottom
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Just looked at mine. My car is 9 months old and has 8k miles, still looks brand new.
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