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I did some searching on weak A/C performance on later focus models and found some threads on it but all pretty dated. My 05 has pretty weak a/c performance on hot days, especially at idle. I was wondering if there is a known a/c problem on later foci or if the system is just weak by design.
 

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A/C performance will normally decline on hot days and at idle on most cars, it is the extent which defines whether it is normal or not. Are you using the recirculate function to maximize the air cooling?
 

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I just noticed that it has a tough time cooling the car down on a hot day, more so then other cars of its size. I usually use the recirculate function.
 

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its under warranty.....take it in
 

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I have noticed that the heater is a COOKER on the focus, the A/C isn;t the best......my buddies A/C in his focus os good.....my SVT seems to be good now that I just had it fixed and charged.if you have it selected to throw air to the top AND bottom vents, it really does seem weak........that's my findings.
 

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The AC on my 06 sounds just like yours.. weak at idle or around town. Get it out on the highway and it gets nice and cold.. but short trips around town on a super hot day (like 110+) it kind of sucks..

My uncle has an 05 freestar van and his does the same thing.. but like my grandfathers 03 Taurus works pretty good.

I had a total POS 95 escort that got almost arctic very quick.. so i was a little disappointed with this aspect of the focus.
 
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