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Old 09-11-2012, 06:33 PM   #1
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2012 Focus - Loud exhaust between 55-65 mph

Hi All,

Has anyone else noticed a relatively loud exhaust sound with their 2012 Focus? I have an SEL with the 6-speed "auto" trans. I purchased the car new 2 months ago (3,800 mi on it). While the car is pretty quiet overall, I've noticed a somewhat annoyingly loud exhause note, especially around 60 mph, which is where I spend most of my driving time. The "loud" exhaust sound seems to diminish as I get to 65 mph or so, or 55 mph or less.. I didn't notice the sound so much the first several hundred miles, but that could have been an adjustment period coming from a 1999 Taurus with 230,000 miles on it. Has anyone else experienced a louder "exhaust" sound at around 60 mph?

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Old 09-11-2012, 07:52 PM   #2
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I would venture to say it's a bad wheel/axle bearing. I found a thread here based on similar experience with mine. Happens between 40-60 and is totally speed-dependent.
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