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Old 04-14-2014, 09:47 AM   #1
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What's With the Hole in Wall Behind Pedals?

In my new 2014 Focus SE, there is a fist sized hole on the back wall of the driver's side foot well, behind the pedals. You can see some kind of car part through it. I can't remember if it is carpeted back there, but whatever material is there is cut out. You can't see it when you are just looking in the car, you have to lean down under the dash to see it.

Is it supposed to be there? Why is there an opening between the interior and the engine area?


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Old 04-14-2014, 09:59 AM   #2
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I believe you are seeing the steering column as it passes through the firewall.
The Focus steering rack is placed behind the axle for a variety of reasons.
Because of its location, the steering column passes through lower than you'd expect to see in most cars.
It looks like a CV joint sticking through behind the pedals. It's supposed to be there.
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Oh, good! I don't remember ever seeing it on any of our other cars, lol, and I just wanted to make sure it was supposed to be there!
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They really could've done a better job tucking the carpet and the padding around that area. It looks rather unsightly and it isn't exactly "hidden".
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Old 04-14-2014, 07:40 PM   #5
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In my new 2014 Focus SE, there is a fist sized hole on the back wall of the driver's side foot well, behind the pedals. You can see some kind of car part through it. I can't remember if it is carpeted back there, but whatever material is there is cut out. You can't see it when you are just looking in the car, you have to lean down under the dash to see it.

Is it supposed to be there? Why is there an opening between the interior and the engine area?
You can see directly from inside the car, through this hole, and into the engine bay? Sounds like you are missing a body plug if that's the case (should get it checked out).
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Old 04-16-2014, 11:24 AM   #6
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What's With the Hole in Wall Behind Pedals?

This how it looks on the Mk2's

You can see through the plastic sheath part, but there's never been anything that's come through it.

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They really could've done a better job tucking the carpet and the padding around that area. It looks rather unsightly and it isn't exactly "hidden".
Same thing I thought too, it just looks unfinished to me. You can't really see it until you get all up in there but it's still a bit disconcerting and cheap to witness. It's just like "Really, Ford?". They must live by the motto "Out of sight, out of mind". The spare tire well is just as cheaply done as well.
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I think that hole might still be open, but some of us have boots on the joint in the steering column?

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