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Hi guys. Had my Focus for about 2 yrs now. I have a 2016 Focus 1.0 Ecoboost hatchback. It is about time I came and join the community hopefully in the future I am able to upgrade to a ST model. If they don’t get insanely expensive since they ain’t making them anymore.
 

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Hi everyone.

I just bought a 2012 Focus, Titanium edition. I'm not sure what the edition means as far as options go, but it's the 5-door hatchback type.

I've got the upgraded Sony sound with the factory subwoofer. I'm not sure how much to expect from that. My Supra was built to compete in IASCA SQ, so I can be picky, but for a daily driver, good enough is good enough. I'll be happy if it works reasonably well with my iPod Classic for the commute to work.

Let's see, leather interior, heated seats (nice for Canadian winters), backup camera, power sunroof, and the Intelligent Access push button start, dual zone climate control.

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I've generally owned older cars before. I've had a few Supras, though older. My newest one is a 1990 model, in which I built the engine from bare block up, to take a good 20 PSI positive manifold pressure. Upgraded fuel system, larger turbocharger, forged pistons, and upgraded engine management.

In the Focus, the push button start is the biggest adaptation, and the one that I have the most questions about (Hence joining the forum.)

Okay, so if the keyfob is within range of the car, I can unlock the doors, but I don't know what that range is. I could run experiments, I guess, get someone to try the door as I walk closer and closer. I'd rather just have some idea. Google says anything between "About a yard/meter" to "Be careful where in the house you leave your keyfob, because it will drain the battery."

Having someone able to unlock my car in my driveway while I sleep isn't the best idea. Having them able to start it is terrifying. Pretty sure that my keyfob will be spending the night in a Faraday cage.


I have some questions about the push button start behavior. Once started, does the keyfob need to remain in range of the car? (And what is that range?) I ask because there is a fenced lot at a location for a sport that I do, and I sometimes have to lock it up at night. With my previous car, I'd hit the button on my remote starter, so that I could leave the car running while I locked the gate, knowing that if anyone jumped into the car, it would shut off as soon as they touched the brake, but I could keep it running, so long as I put the key back in to the run position before I pressed the brakes.

So, if I take the keyfob out of the car, does it keep running even if I step out of range? If someone gets into the car and starts to drive it away, will it just keep going until they shut the car off?

And programming keys... I only received one keyfob with the car, but I see in the "mykey" information that there are 2 master keys, which means that someone out there has another one (Probably the previous owner, unless he lost it.) Can I remove the other master key or does the dealer have to do that? I'm pretty sure that the dealership needs to do the programming to add a key.

I don't think that I'll be doing much aftermarket to the car. If the sound system is adequate, I'll leave it be. If not, it will probably get upgraded speakers, a custom subwoofer box, and my old amplifiers to add some decent power, but I'll give the factory system a good listen before I go jumping into that. I'm looking for something that is economical to drive, so I'm not going to go looking for powertrain upgrades, the stock stuff will do fine, if the fuel economy meets expectations. Any upgrades under-hood will be for efficiency reasons, and not power delivery (Though it's interesting how often one upgrade can satisfy both. :) )
 

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Hey all. My name is Pat. I have had a 12’ Focus SE since 2013. I have had the normal tranny problems also the ecm replaced. I did the purge valve when my gas tank depressed. I work on my own car and do normal maintenance. I have 180,000 on my car and recently for the first time in my life have been stumped on a repair, the barametric pressure sensor. This is why I am here. I have done research and found many dead ends or rerouted searches, only one very helpful thread here on this site https://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=661802
I have what I am assuming to be the correct part in hand and still cannot find the part on my car. I hope to get more information maybe a picture of the correct part to reference what I have.
Thanks in advance.
 

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I have owned two 2012 SELs now. First one loaded and bought second one after first one was totaled. (I wasn't in it, therefore, not hurt or at fault). I am in the process of going the opposite way, as far as additions, etc. for the second one. First one was street focused.(No pun intended). Second is going to be off-road oriented. Am presently looking to "lift" it an inch or so and add hood scoop, roof scoop rally lights, and other bells and whistles. (All functioning, mind you). ;) Work in perpetual progress. Look forward to the experience and helpful feedback. Sit back and enjoy the shenanigans.[popcorn]
 

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I drive a 2016 focus se nothing special I found you guys doing a Google search for upgrades I am going to do the snorkel deleat I wanted to do the cold air but theres a sensor in the bottom of my air box and when I tried the air box cover removed it seemed like it was bogging down and losing power any ideas ?its a Canadian car
 

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new member /older car :)

Hello everyone. I am a new member though I have searched this forum in the past. I bought a 2008 Focus SES when new and currently getting ready to pass the 300k mark! This has been the most reliable car I have ever owned. The only issues I have had were rear wheel bearing hubs (2 replaced under warranty, 4 replaced after that until my mechanic fitted ones from a Fusion instead) and this car likes to eat tires!
 

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What people im Jonathan just bought or zx5 with 170000 miles and it has a terrible misfire i bought it like this i got it for $500 other than the misfire its in excellent shape im hoping its the coil pack it has about 10 cracks in it.
 

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I registered long ago, presumably prior to some update or move here.
I'm the original owner of a 2003 ZX3 that is firmly in beater territory. I looked at newer cars and realized that I preferred what I have, much to the chagrin of many peers.
 

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Hello From Maryland

Joined because my son just bought his first car, a 2003, 4 doors, SVT, 6spd. Needs some work so I'm here to learn.
 

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From Tampa, FL

What's up all

Just bought a 2017 Focus ST (Kona Blue) about 2 weeks ago, love it so far.

Found this place from general google searching info about the build of the car.
 

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Wifes 2008 Ford Focus

Hello My name is Shannon and I joined the forum to help research common issues with my wife's aging focus.

She drives a 2008 Ford Focus SES 4 Door that we bought new in May of 2008.

This site seems to be full of knowledge from helpful members and I hope I can learn from and help other memebers.
 

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ignition lock cyl. sticking.

Greetings all.

I'm new to the whole forum thing and I bought my wife an 02 zts 4 dr. that now has a sticking ignition lock cyl. I have seen that there is a special place for the
oem key lock cylinders. JUNK PILE.


I was wondering if anyone could tell me where to purchace one keyed like the one currently in the car?? I saw one member could possibly obtain them with simply a photo of my key. Right now I'm doing the one key in ignition and one to lock the door, but one slip up and it could be all bad. Thanks for any help.
 

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Hi all. I inherited a 2003 Ford Focus wagon from my GF after totalling my Saturn Ion. I'm not a big fan of Fords having owned a few.

I had a Tempo, Escort and now the Focus. I used to like GM- I owned 2 Oldsmobiles and my Ion. The Ion was nothing fancy but it was a stick shift with electric steering. I loved that car and would happily buy another with the caviar it had a few issues. Ignition switch is a breeze to change and the fuel lines not so much. But it was a great car with amazing performance.

That said, I'm looking to maintain my rust bucket Focus until my student loans are paid off.
 

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Hi all. I inherited a 2003 Ford Focus wagon from my GF after totalling my Saturn Ion. I'm not a big fan of Fords having owned a few.

I had a Tempo, Escort and now the Focus. I used to like GM- I owned 2 Oldsmobiles and my Ion. The Ion was nothing fancy but it was a stick shift with electric steering. I loved that car and would happily buy another with the caviar it had a few issues. Ignition switch is a breeze to change and the fuel lines not so much. But it was a great car with amazing performance.

That said, I'm looking to maintain my rust bucket Focus until my student loans are paid off.
 

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Hi, my name is Chad. I drive a 2017 Ford Focus SE. Currently experiencing some major issues, and wanted to see if any one could help, or has knowledge of my problem.
 

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Hey, though I'd check in and see if anyone has fixed the issue with OEM lug nuts and got replacement lug nuts that'll hold the wheel covers properly. There r plenty of lug nuts that'll hold the wheel but haven't found one that can hold the wheel covers.
Thank you.
 
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