ford focus coolant leak recall

Since the recall was addressed this vibration starts around 40 mph and last till you hit around 60 mph. I glad you didn’t let the scum rip you off. Other manufacturers have done the same thing. Subscribe to Ford Authority I had a coolant leak, apparently from new because always a slight smell when hot only, with no coolant visible anywhere. That was about 10,000km ago, and when I had my transmission fluid and filter changed today, the mechanic said he detected an oil leak near the cylinder head. 2. All rights reserved. Toyota (among others) keeps producing NA mills, that just keep running, building a vehicle that is built to last- adds value, the Bic lighter (disposable) attitude does not. So in other words the whole time you are driving around town. If they can get the FanBoys to buy cheap, hard plastic, because “it’s easier to clean”, then their hype machine is working well….. My 2018 ford fusion 1.5 se had to have a short block caused by the coolant leak, didn’t notice till my coolant reservoir was empty and making a gurgling noise. Instead, it shifted the burden to its customers–none of whom are going to buy a Ford again after this experience. History tells us, naturally aspirated engines, those that were both, designed correctly and were mfg with high quality controls, last a long, long time-hundreds and hundreds of thousands of miles are not uncommon. To check if your Ford Focus is … The Dealership Owner wants to make some sort of deal with me by offering me a DISCOUNT PRICE on the TRANSMISSION. Brought it to a mechanic to check for leaks. Please contact MGRCRC@ford.com as soon as possible and Ford's team will assist you. A Ford Focus Coolant Leak Diagnosis costs between $44 and $56 on average. I have had No problems with my Escape since purchased. They have dismissed my complaint by calling what I am experiencing as a “Common Characteristic trait ” of the vehicle. Was this the same problem being described here? If more people were like you, maybe the dealerships would pull their heads out of it. Service depts are the same way, they need to log some hours, and sell some transmissions. Ford sucks! Basic warranty:36 months/36,000miles The 1.5L&1.6L & 2.0 L I4s, are all an “Open Deck” design. Ford is digging its own grave with these engine problems. I had nothing but problems with Ford in the ’70s and ’80s and took a chance…which was another bust. Buy Once, Cry Once. Seriously? Customer doesn’t want to invest the money and buys a new vehicle. There is a large number of FanBoys already! It seems most dealerships are always hiring new salespeople, always, few have a small group of actual experts on the brand the represent, and t have been with the same dealership for many years..sad. They trade with you against sticker price, at $7000, they just sold it for $3000 over sticker! If everything doesn’t go exactly right, you get problems with the sleeves or the engine block itself. The Ford reference number for this recall is 17S09. 2012 Ford Focus Coolant Leak - I'm having to add coolant to my car every couple of days. The recalls were in ’19, not ’17, as the article states incorrectly. We did test drive the 2020 Ford Escape ( we were in shock mode and we were in the mood for a laugh) and it had a vibration in the back end. Please make an online booking at your nearest Evans Halshaw Ford Dealership here. An engine should last beyond 36,000 – 70,000 miles. Calls are also included in FREE minutes with landline and mobile contracts. Around 60,000km (36,000 miles) the engine experienced misfires in cylinder No. Coolant leaking from the engine whilst stationary, Temperature warning light lit on the dashboard. It turns out that the 1.6L cylinder block was cracked. It should be a federal crime to put the consumer through the troubles and sometimes danger, so the CEOs and engineers should be held accountable by having to pay monetary restitution as well as serve prison time, and just maybe, it would have the next generation straighten up and fly right. Save the bills and if there is a lawsuit down the road, request for pay. Can you post the actually web page, ford page, ford homepage that states the 100,000 mile thing on a NEW CAR? Nobody, that’s who! We bought new so this would not happen! I wish I had never given them another chance after that crappy Mustang II. Ford Focus owners have reported 8 problems related to coolant leaking (under the engine and engine cooling category). They said they fixed. It’s too bad. Fines in the $millions. I paid nothing. American car manufacturers tend to think short term while others try t think long term. New light (RED letters, high engine temp) and i had it towed. Finally finished paying it off and now I have to find a new car during a pandemic where I am struggling financially. Had the call today that internal engine failure and new engine needed. This means there is a free standing bore in the cylinder rather than just a bore or bore sleeve attached directly to the block. I know ford has shifted production from Spain to the U.S., this doesn’t change the design, nor how hard they are pushing these turbos. When the motor first came out they probably all got promoted due to. Meanwhile for the first three years of ownership there was NEVER a problem. The recalls started in 2017. In the case of the Ecoboost engines, thousands failed because of cracks in the blocks. An even better option would be consulting an attorney who specializes in class action lawsuits. Ford cleaned up there act in the late 00’s into the mid 2010’s. The seal is made with a rubber O ring and a plastic clip that is locked round the joint. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Ford Focus based on all problems reported for the Focus. It sounded like someone was shaking a bunch of nuts and bolts around in a baking pan. I’d be surprised if they don’t suddenly offer you a one time “deal” on a demo, or some other piece of crap, “to try to make things right, and keep your as a customer- blah, blah, blah”. Most service depts make more money for the dealership than new car sales. This problem reportedly stems from a defect in the design of the engine block and cylinder head, as well as an inadequate seal on the head, which then allows coolant to seep into the combustion chambers. Ford safety recall is a Ford customer satisfaction program that guides you in the unlikely event that your car has to be repaired for safety reasons. Ford just called us back today, 11/2 and told us it would cost $1,000 to repair the coolant leak because our local Ford dealership (mike fitzpatrick) addressed the recall in 2018. A quick view over engine bay of Ford Focus MK3 2011-2014 (2012) 1.6 EcoBoost. I refuse to buy garbage and will pay more for something that holds together. The … I was under the impression ford’s powertrain warranty (new car) was 5 year/60,000 (which ever comes first). The interior quality looks cheap and plasticky. Ford knew about it from an engineering standpoint, they just choose to manufacturer an engine block that was faulty and use cheap gaskets hoping there wouldn’t be a problem. Calls to 0333 numbers cost the same as calling a landline; even when you are using a mobile. And sooner or later a class action lawsuit will hit–and Ford sales will drop even further. I thought I would spend 10 seconds and post the actual, ford warranty for the 2017 Fusion in question::::::: 2017 Ford Fusion Warranty The 2020-2021 1.5L EcoBoost I-3 engine is a totally different three cylinder engine and is not affected…so far. Powertrain warranty:60 months/60,000miles Our Escape with the 2.0 has been great, 60k and hasn’t been back to the dealer other than tires/oil. If Ford won’t cover a cracked block under the powertrain warranty–and that’s what is causing your issues–then you should contact an attorney. The latest recall action was on April 16th, 2020. Wow. Lost your password? Eventually, the cracks widen to the point that your antifreeze will blow out the exhaust–leaving you without any coolant in the engine whatsoever. If vehicles leak coolant or overheat, they should be taken to a dealer, Weigandt said. Tech. Ford should have recalled ALL of the Ecoboost engines and replaced them. There are 36 recall actions in UK related to FORD FOCUS. You would think with the amount of money recalls cost the auto industry it would be a rare thing. My engine is burning coolant. I had the recall done, but have not put many miles on due to the pandemic, since the recall work was done. My 1.5L engine has 65k on it and the check engine light came on AFTER the PCM recall (and the guys at the dealership joking that it would run worse AFTER the recall was done). Customers can continue to drive their vehicles, but should see their dealer if their vehicle exhibits a coolant leak, overheating or … Yes, folks, the 2.0L EcoBoost has this problem as well. Today we're working on a coolant leak for a 2012 Ford Focus. The mechanic asked me “where is Fords integrity”? My Profile My Preferences My Mates. I saw an in depth review of the Bronco Sport. One way, they give you $7000.00 trade on a car worth a lot more, let’s say $10,000 is the real value. And, no, in this age of relatively trouble-free new vehicles, Ford will NOT be on my shopping list ever again. P.S. I have a mechanic friend who told me it was quite likely that they damaged the flywheel when disassembling the transmission from the engine. My mom’s 2018 ford escape 1.5 sel had the exact same issue after mine got out the shop. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. The 1.5s are affected as well, though it seems to be fewer than the preceding 1.6s. The details of the recall actions that are related to FORD FOCUS are shown bellow: SURE PAL!!!!! But that’s not much consolation for someone who’s car is sitting along the interstate because the engine turned into oatmeal. Mine had a slight weep from the radiator that I only noticed when prepping the car for the oil line recall. I have an 18 Escape SEL Ecoboost. We are currently looking for experienced automotive journalists and editors to join our team. Yes, I am in Canada where the powertrain warranty extends to 100,000km, or 60,000 miles, or five years–whichever comes first. Unlike some of the posts on here. DETROIT (AP) -- Ford is recalling about 7,600 brand-new Escape SUVs to fix coolant leaks that can cause engines to overheat or even catch fire. Ford will mail customers instructions from the owner’s manual on how to check and refill coolant. Both had less then 20,000 miles. You can unsubscribe from this at any time. We removed the old O ring which appeared to have partly disintgrated. They like all car makers try to make as many cars as possible and sometimes quality control isn’t as great. If you look at “Crate Engines” you’ll find many really good shops, offer 2.0 rebuilds (done right), for less than $2500-top shelf builders. Ford offered no discount on anything never own another Ford , What about the powertrain warranty? Anyway, I am super disappointed in Ford. My 2013 escape has “eaten” coolant since the day I bought it brand new. Takes a long time to win back people to a builder after that. It’s supposed to be good for 100,000 miles or 5 years, whatever comes first. Of course, I had trans problems with the Focus. My next vehicle purchase will NOT be a Ford product. Brett Foote They are screwing this company up. The seats look cheap also. The problem reportedly affects Ford’s 1.5L EcoBoost, 1.6L EcoBoost, and 2.0L EcoBoost engines used in a variety of vehicles including the Ford Escape, Ford Fusion, Ford Edge, Lincoln MKC, and Lincoln MKZ. Then engine light came on. The bronco is suppose to be a Jeep “killer”, we shall see, if any are ever actually made. So I replaced the ignition coil for that cylinder. I’ve got a call and case started with Ford. This van sucks now. Your Technician messed up when he installed the engine because my Escape was running very strong and smooth except for that little tug i was feeling. Looks like Ford is going back to it’s bad habits from the 1970s and 80’s and early 90’s pre-Taurus. So now I have an Escape that could have a faulty engine? When I got it back there was a leak at the valve cover gasket which made me question their service, they refused to acknowledge my complaints even after taking the car back several times and showing them the leak. Ford says it will compensate owners of Ecoboost-engined cars after some suffer sudden engine failure and others burst into flames Zero have been produced, but, I am predicting (few will see off road-they are being purchased for the “look”) those that actually go off road, drop down to the super low granny gear, pushing big meats, in soft mud, winding up the turbo on the 2.3 ecoboom mill, will result in another wave of class action lawsuits. ... That recall included the 2012-2015 Ford Focus and the 2013-2015 Ford Escape and C-Max. I have a 2013 Fusion with the 2 L Ecoboost. Ford Focus - Heater matrix pipe joint leak. The standard 2.5 is just fine and has great power for what I use it for anyway. Last time you saw “Joe” was when he was selling GMCs, but now he is selling Fords, regardless of what he is selling, the brand that he is selling now, “Is the best, and I can get you a great deal…blah, blah, blah”, not the most honest group of folks you’ll ever meet. Replaced the coolant. We paid for a new motor from a reputable private garage, $6,000.00 (taxes and labor included). If you are rewarded for short term cost savings then you will sacrifice other things to reach that goal. 2013 - 2019 Ford Fusion Coolant Leak & Engine Overheating Newsom Law PLC is investigating a potential lawsuit based on consumer complaints of engine overheating caused by an internal engine coolant leak in 2014 - 2019 Ford Fusion vehicles equipped with 1.5L or 2.0L Ecoboost engines. I’ve been watching the bronco and the bronco sport (BS). Look it’s cheaper for Ford to put the hard plastics in rather than soft touch materials. Bad management? Ford EcoBoost problems have caused a class action lawsuit that alleges 1.5-liter, 1.6-liter and 2-liter EcoBoost engines allow coolant to leak into the cylinders. These guys a slick, I’d be surprised if a number of these “slick operators” aren’t reading and commenting on this board. But to ford’s credit, they are a business, Job One at ford is to make as much profit as possible. I guess they have an excuse now to use the cheap stuff: ” it’s a Bronco it’s gonna get beat-up so we made it easy to clean” Yeah right. God Bless you, you’ve run into to two bandits, ford for selling the known piece of crap to start with, and the dealership, they’re trying to get a little deeper into your pocket. Recall: Ford Focus 1.0 turbo petrol Ecoboost models produced between 2011 and 2013 can suffer failure of a coolant hose due to an incorrectly specified component. The car was in service 5 times in 2 years due to engine light. Ford Focus XR5 Turbo vehicles are susceptible to coolant leaks from – The thermostat housing at the cylinder head side gasket. They replaced it under the powertrain warranty. Ford has been replacing most all of the affected engines that are under warranty with either short or long blocks, out-of-warranty costs seem to run $7-$9600. Most “Service departments” actually make more money for the dealership’s owners than the new/used car sales departments. Took it to AV FORD DEALERSHIP in CALIFORNIA had service department check it out for me because i was feeling a little tug. In March 2015, Ford notified owners of Ford Focus 1.0-litre petrol engine vehicles that there was a risk of the coolant hose failing at high temperatures on cars built between October 2011 and October 2013. For around-the-clock Ford news coverage. Everything fine since. Misfire came back, as diagnosed by my Blue Driver OBDII port scanner and some rough startups. All rights reserved. Afterwards, my car started vibrating like hell at idle–turns out it was a defective transmission flywheel–perhaps damaged when the new engine was installed. I like have hard plastics in places that are prone to getting abuse from everday use. Corrosion perforation warranty:60 months/ unlimited distance Soft touch can be durable and easy to clean as well. Anything is better than this crap. Almost makes you wonder if someone is purposely destroying the company. We'll send you one email per day with the latest Ford updates. Dealership claimed the gasket they replaced was out of warranty, so I took it to another mechanic. Remember, most car sales people go from one dealership to another (few appear to hold down a job for more than few years), what ever brand they are selling now, is the” best” brand, and they can get you a “great” deal…. Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150. Who would knowingly buy a car if they knew the engine or transmission would fail before 70,000 miles? I currently own a 2017 Ford Edge with close to 65,000 now at Ford garage had coolant issue wa told it needs a new 2.0 liter long block. They refuse to entertain my complaint any longer. Your email address will not be published. When this happens, you'll need to go into troubleshooting mode to diagnose and fix the problem. January 4, 2018 — A Ford coolant leak recall is set to begin for owners of Ford Escapes, Fiesta STs, Fusions and Transit Connects, with 2014 Escape SUVs first on the list. We are also looking for an experienced forum moderator to join our team. Ford should have corrected this problem a long time ago. I am a loyal Ford customer. Your email address will not be published. Please enter your email address. The problem here is that if you short change the design of a part then those types of things are much harder to correct once in production. You have morons designing your engines? Don’t fall for it! Don’t they have strict protocols? It had been to shop several times because of the intermittent smoking out exhaust. December 9, 2020, 6:54 am To check if your Ford Focus is subject to a recall, click Ford Recalls. Owners who have incurred repair costs and expenses may be compensated by Ford, and a modification rectifies the issue We are done. A factory in the UK was turning out faulty engine blocks by the boatload–heads rolled when Ford found out about it. The group that designed the motor probably ignored design guidelines to achieve some othe objectives they were given. Eventually I gave up wasting my time. I was under the impression this was largely associated with the 1.5/1.6 engines, not the 2.0. Ford wouldn’t confirm any of this, but earlier this week the company began issuing notices to dealers and owners informing them of a new head gasket replacement program for the Focus … Ford took care of this quickly and thoroughly. Then the dealership offered us a used motor with 80,000 km for replacement or $7,000. Very shortly after the Ford dealer in Canada replaced my engine with a new long block engine fresh from the factory, my car started making a heck of a noise under the hood. This allows for more cooling in a given space and less material which makes for a lighter block. That being said I am disappointed in how they are handling this issue. White w/Blue OTT stripes. 2 weeks later they call me back tell me when they took it on a test run it started to vibrate and shutter, whatever the heck that means, and said I need a NEW TRANSMISSION! Thought all was well until I checked my levels again and realized all of the coolant was nearly gone again. 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