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Old 09-22-2013, 09:52 AM   #1
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Question AM reception issues 2012 Focus sel

Just wondering if anyone has experienced really bad AM radio reception with the 12 focus? When I bought the car it didn't have this problem, but now it's pretty much terrible all the time. Sometimes the reception is fair at best but can deteriorate to terrible. I can't seem to narrow down the problem as it can go on the fritz even without moving the car. Sometimes it's worse when I turn on the ignition, but not always so. I no that it's not the radio stations, as I am in a very good broadcast zone. Has anyone found the same issue and any solutions? I've got an appt set up for Tuesday with my dealer but if there are any suggestions that I can present I'd really appreciate the input.....Thanks


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Old 09-22-2013, 12:50 PM   #2
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My 2012 is the same. It was fine at first and the last few weeks very poor. It might be due to increased sun spot/solar flare activity. I heard there was something going on with the sun.
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Old 09-23-2013, 12:14 PM   #3
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Just wondering if anyone has experienced really bad AM radio reception with the 12 focus? When I bought the car it didn't have this problem, but now it's pretty much terrible all the time. Sometimes the reception is fair at best but can deteriorate to terrible. I can't seem to narrow down the problem as it can go on the fritz even without moving the car. Sometimes it's worse when I turn on the ignition, but not always so. I no that it's not the radio stations, as I am in a very good broadcast zone. Has anyone found the same issue and any solutions? I've got an appt set up for Tuesday with my dealer but if there are any suggestions that I can present I'd really appreciate the input.....Thanks
Hi cdnagent,

Did Ford technicians ever get the chance to diagnose the issue? Please PM me your VIN, odometer reading, full name, best daytime phone number, and dealer; I'll see what's the next step. :)

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Thanks for your interest. My appt is tomorrow and I'll let you know how things turn out. Hopefully just something minor :)
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Thanks for your interest. My appt is tomorrow and I'll let you know how things turn out. Hopefully just something minor :)
Here's a service advisory(or whatever they're called) that was issued several months ago.

5599 - 2011-2013 Multiple Vehicle Lines - Poor AM Reception
Some 2011-2013 Explorer / Fiesta, 2012-2013 Focus, 2013 Flex may exhibit poor AM radio reception with no FM or satellite reception concerns. Review Owner Guide, Entertainment System, Radio Reception Factors for a description of characteristi c radio reception influences. Follow Workshop Manual section 415-00, pin point t est "A" to diagnose AM reception concerns. Service inventories have been updated with a revised antenna assembly (18936). Use existing service labor operations for antenna diagnostics and replacement.
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Thanks for this information. I'm off to the dealership service dept today. I'll post my results.
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How did it go at your dealership today? Please PM me the requested information; I still want to look into some options for you.

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Thanks for taking the time Bianca to follow up. My dealership found out that it was a ground problem today and they fixed it without any charge! Honestly I have nothing but great words to say about the people at A&B Ford. Many thanks for your interest and prompt attention to this problem! Very pleased all the way around :)
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Thanks for taking the time Bianca to follow up. My dealership found out that it was a ground problem today and they fixed it without any charge! Honestly I have nothing but great words to say about the people at A&B Ford. Many thanks for your interest and prompt attention to this problem! Very pleased all the way around :)
Hi cdnagent,

Thank you for your kind words. :) As I said in my PM, I'm very happy that the issue with the radio was resolved. Thank you for being part of the Ford Family, and if you ever need assistance you know where to find me. :)

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