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Focus ST "Cleared to Build" - Tracking# 23963

My sales person just informed me that my ST has been "cleared to build". Exactly what does this mean in the whole process and when should I expect a VIN?

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I Just received my VIN yesterday with a build date of Oct 29th. My order was placed by the dealer on Aug 24th. These dates may give you some sort of timeline.
 

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I Just received my VIN yesterday with a build date of Oct 29th. My order was placed by the dealer on Aug 24th. These dates may give you some sort of timeline.
Thanks. I guess I may be waiting until later in November. I ordered on September 19th.
 

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My sales person just informed me that my ST has been "cleared to build". Exactly what does this mean in the whole process and when should I expect a VIN?

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Once the order is accepted by Ford and scheduled to build a vin is generated. If the dealer has allocation it may occur the same week the order is submitted, if and only if they get it in before the scheduling report is updated on Wednesday night/ Thursday morning.

The vin gets generated long before the car is a physical vehicle.

When I ordered my car I should have asked if they had allocation as it turned out that they did not get the car scheduled until the second week after the car was ordered.
 

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Once the order is accepted by Ford and scheduled to build a vin is generated. If the dealer has allocation it may occur the same week the order is submitted, if and only if they get it in before the scheduling report is updated on Wednesday night/ Thursday morning.

The vin gets generated long before the car is a physical vehicle.

When I ordered my car I should have asked if they had allocation as it turned out that they did not get the car scheduled until the second week after the car was ordered.
I must be in the same boat since I ordered my car on Sept 19th and was told it was "cleared to build" late last week. I'm in no hurry so it's not a problem as long as I get the car in late October/early November.
 

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I must be in the same boat since I ordered my car on Sept 19th and was told it was "cleared to build" late last week. I'm in no hurry so it's not a problem as long as I get the car in late October/early November.
I meant when I ordered my car back in march, I've had mine since may, but its not an ST.
 

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LOVE it! For the money I don't think this car can be beat, performance/utility wise. We had four adults in it Saturday night and it was no problem. It will EASILY outhandle my Mustang.

You're much more patient than me. I was losing sleep waiting on this thing to show up!
 

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LOVE it! For the money I don't think this car can be beat, performance/utility wise. We had four adults in it Saturday night and it was no problem. It will EASILY outhandle my Mustang.

You're much more patient than me. I was losing sleep waiting on this thing to show up!
Glad to hear it!! I am looking forward to driving mine. I currently am driving a Fiesta that I need to sell.
 

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Glad to hear it!! I am looking forward to driving mine. I currently am driving a Fiesta that I need to sell.
Update:

  • Fiesta sold October 16th.
  • Rec'd order acknowledgement from Ford October 19th.
  • Nothing since. Where is my ST!!???
How can I find out where my car is?? My dealer doesn't know.

Order information:

Order # S001
Dealer # F21005
Tracking# 23963
 

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Update:

  • Fiesta sold October 16th.
  • Rec'd order acknowledgement from Ford October 19th.
  • Nothing since. Where is my ST!!???
How can I find out where my car is?? My dealer doesn't know.

Order information:

Order # S001
Dealer # F21005
Tracking# 23963
Just received!! I have a VIN!!! And, my car will be built the week of November 26th! Hurrah!
 

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Went to the Ford dealer to see my Focus come off the truck and saw them pulling a black ST3 off just before mine. Looks like everything but a sunroof. I can't believe how good the seats felt, never sat in a Recaro seat before, now I want them in my Titanium. Like that will happen!
Salesman said it was not pre-sold, Dave Sinclair Ford, St. Louis.
 

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Stlouis1;4438192never sat in a Recaro seat before said:
If you really want 'em that much, walk around back to the service department, and I'm sure they can order the ST Recaros for you. Seems pretty likely they'd fit in a Titanium, since the two share most of their structure and so many interior parts.
 

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I ordered my Focus ST from Sinclair, just waiting for it to be delivered. Supposed to be next week. Keeping my fingers crossed.:)
 

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Ford Etis Page has a code of 12T08 - OR TO SALE
Any idea what that means? My dealer said that it has a delivery date of 11/11. Getting close.
 

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I got my Focus last week and today the dealer did the 12T08 MyFordTouch update. It's now version 3.4.34. I have no idea what it did. My Elis page said the same thing.
 
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