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Old 01-12-2014, 04:57 PM   #1
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New Issues with my 2012 Focus

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So two new issues I've found. The first is that every now and again my interior lights (floor, door handle, cup holder) don't work. They just won't come on. Turn the car off/on, lock/unlock. Makes no difference. The lights just don't come on, this happens every once in a while then the next day they'll work fine. Has anybody else had this issue?
The other one might not be an issue but I want to know if anybody else has this happen. I folded my seats down in the back and when I pulled them back up I notices a water spot on the rear cushion down by the bottom right corner.
It has been raining a lot lately but maybe I was thinking the water from the winter mats or whatever evaporated and then condensed on the metal brackets that hold the seats? Thats the only explanation I can think of. I believe it to be water as it was clear and had no odor.
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Hey Everyone,
So two new issues I've found. The first is that every now and again my interior lights (floor, door handle, cup holder) don't work. They just won't come on. Turn the car off/on, lock/unlock. Makes no difference. The lights just don't come on, this happens every once in a while then the next day they'll work fine. Has anybody else had this issue?
The other one might not be an issue but I want to know if anybody else has this happen. I folded my seats down in the back and when I pulled them back up I notices a water spot on the rear cushion down by the bottom right corner.
It has been raining a lot lately but maybe I was thinking the water from the winter mats or whatever evaporated and then condensed on the metal brackets that hold the seats? Thats the only explanation I can think of. I believe it to be water as it was clear and had no odor.
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This is a known issue. Take it to the dealer.

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Some 2013 Focus vehicles equipped with IKT keys and built on 11/21/2012 and through 3/30/2013 may exhibit the dome light not illuminating when unlocking the vehicle with the IKT fob unlock button after the vehicle has been left engine off and undisturbed for 30 minutes or more.
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This is a known issue. Take it to the dealer.
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Another guys found water in cabin as well
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Just a tip on the lighting, the colored interior lighting only turns on when it is dark out and your lights are on
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Just a tip on the lighting, the colored interior lighting only turns on when it is dark out and your lights are on
lol, thanks for the tip. I'm aware of this though. My lights are always on auto and the times this has happened it was well into the night and the auto headlights were working. I've tried switching off auto to see if it made a difference but it doesn't. I haven't found a way to recreate the problem or solve the problem.

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Hey Everyone,
So two new issues I've found. The first is that every now and again my interior lights (floor, door handle, cup holder) don't work. They just won't come on. Turn the car off/on, lock/unlock. Makes no difference. The lights just don't come on, this happens every once in a while then the next day they'll work fine. Has anybody else had this issue?
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Have you been to the dealer for this concern? Please send me a private message with your full name, best daytime phone number, VIN, mileage, and preferred dealership; I'll look into available options.

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Well I just got a call from the regional customer service person. Not really sure why, as they said they don't set up the appointment but could give me the number of the dealer... Last time they had the dealer call me but whatever.

They said that i would have to bring it in when it is malfunctioning... Since it malfunctions at night and sporadically I have no idea how i'm supposed to time this... Has anyone else had this problem, and gotten it fixed?
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Some 2013 Focus vehicles equipped with IKT keys and built on 11/21/2012 and through 3/30/2013 may exhibit the dome light not illuminating when unlocking the vehicle with the IKT fob unlock button after the vehicle has been left engine off and undisturbed for 30 minutes or more.
Hey thanks for the reply by the way. Does the known issue of the dome light apply to the ambient lights as well? The dome light works fine on my car its just the ambient lights that don't work. I have a 2012 Focus Ti with keyless start.
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