Re: Ford Focus - Pół roku bez awarii
Starting and running problems and the car reverting to limp home mode can be due
to the Power Control Module cluster gateway not closing properly and draining
the battery overnight. May need to be reloaded with manufacturer data to
overcome a sofware error.
Estates have suffered water leaks due to non sealing of hatchback hinges.
Mysterious 'Engine System Faults' on diesel leading them to lose power and
revert to limp home mode may be caused by an intercooler pipe weld fault leading
to a crack in the pipe. Problem of 1.6 and 2.0 16v diesels slipping into limp
home mode put down to throttle butterflies sticking or their spindles wearing
prematurely causing them to stick. The throttle position sensor identifies this
and sends a message to the ECU to limit the engine to limp home mode.
Front windscreen rubber surround can come adrift at the top middle of the screen
directly below the aerial.
Front leading edge door seals can come adrift, admitting water.
Rust appears on the back of the front wheel arches. The underseal in this
area is inadequate and Ford has introduced a fix which involves a small strip of
plastic that runs the length of the under sill and front wheel arch.
Pipes to screen washers can spring a leak and drain into spark plug orifices,
causing corrosion of the plugs that leads to them becoming stuck fast in the
head. Seems to be a TSB to replace the original washers with a revised design to
stop water leaking onto the cylinder head.
End of plastic dipstick of 1.6 TDCI engine can break and drop into sump
requiring removal of sump to retrieve it.
On the 1.6 auto, a sound like a relay clicking on and off repeatedly at idle or
light throttle settings (at first thought to be connected with the rough idle)
is explained as the Bowden cable connecting the gear shift to the gear box has
an alloy junction box situated inside the car under the interior fan unit to
provide free play. Re-routing the cable in the engine bay so it is no longer
under tension gets rid of the noise.
September 2005 (build April 2003 to March 2005): Recall of 68,722 Focus and
C-Max for checks on the windscreen wipers. Water can work its way into the wiper
motor along the arm of the blade. If the water contains salt it can cause the
motor to short circuit and leave cars without working wipers. In extreme cases,
the short circuit can also cause the wiper assembly to overheat and melt nearby
trim components. Cars to be fitted with a new cover, which better seals the
motor from water. TSB 28/2005 issued 11-1-2007 to correct creaky steering in
early production cars built 1-6-04 to 31-1-05 by fitting revised tie rods.