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2017 Ford Focus Electric (base) $20,536 ON - YMMV

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Aug 7, 2017
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seafish wrote:
Sep 18th, 2017 3:47 pm
The question is, should I go through warranty? I guess I should as it might get worse with time.
Why it didn't fit the socket properly though? Because of extra force that was applied when they were tightening it which damaged the outside surface of the nut too? There are some traces of rust there too (and not on other nuts) as you can see from the picture.
Do you have a friendly dealer who will understand the issue? Most dealers would point the finger back at you and say "you were the one who stripped the threads, so it won't be covered under warranty".
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AnDude wrote:
Sep 18th, 2017 4:49 pm
Do you have a friendly dealer who will understand the issue? Most dealers would point the finger back at you and say "you were the one who stripped the threads, so it won't be covered under warranty".
Why would the dealer matter? The warranty work is paid by Ford, no?
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May 18, 2005
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seafish wrote:
Sep 18th, 2017 5:26 pm
Why would the dealer matter? The warranty work is paid by Ford, no?
Because they might say you damaged the threads and warranty won't apply?
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Aug 2, 2004
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xrvr wrote:
Sep 16th, 2017 10:39 pm
Speed is limited at 135.
Not sure why would you even go 130.

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seafish wrote:
Sep 18th, 2017 5:26 pm
Why would the dealer matter? The warranty work is paid by Ford, no?
I assumed you'd be taking the car back to the dealership where you bought the car and have them (Certified Ford mechanics at the dealership) fix it. The dealership will have the mechanic inspect the issue to determine whether or not it is covered under warranty. Playing devil's advocate - As a mechanic how do I know that you didn't just strip the threads yourself?

I was just trying to say that you may have a fight on your hands trying to prove that you weren't the one who caused the damage unless you have a history / good relationship with the dealership.
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Sep 30, 2007
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seafish wrote:
Sep 18th, 2017 10:44 am
Another little disappointment in Ford assembly.
This pic was taken after 4 months of driving mine, 6000 km.
I admit, we had a rainy summer, but this is definitely not confidence inspiring.
What's gonna happen after first winter with salt and whatnot?
So glad I didn't buy mine, cheap cars are disposable item nowadays, just like everything else.

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Aug 21, 2016
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Selkirk
That's why I decided to lease for 3 years as well. New technology and if anything goes wrong it's back to the dealership and I can imagine range will be much better in 3 years
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Sep 30, 2007
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It's not exactly new.
FFE without DCFC and with smaller battery has been in production since 2012.
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May 18, 2005
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These Focuses do look very rusty although the car is very new. I've had Ford cars(no Focus though) but don't remember ever seen anything rusty like that.
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Feb 20, 2007
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That rust looks pretty normal. The hubs/rotors are not made of stainless steel and will rust with the first bit of moisture in the air. Just leave tour car outside and look at the rotors after a day of rain. Should have rust the next day.
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Mar 2, 2011
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Ottawa
Finally built yesterday! Blend date Sept 7, ETA Sept 28 (very doubtful).

Got lucky with MFM, although my access was removed :(

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Anyone find a work-around for no tow-hook plate adapter?
Would like to off-center mount my plate but can't find any other non-drill options.
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Jan 25, 2004
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seafish wrote:
Sep 17th, 2017 5:43 pm
Pretty sure in the manual limit is 140.
You might want to go higher than 130 to pass someone quickly on a single lane road.
I hope you're kidding. Normally single lane roads are 80 km/h, Pull a 130 in an 80 and you're in trouble if you get caught.
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RedStrikeCa wrote:
Sep 19th, 2017 12:10 pm
In case anyone is stuck on the side of the road, it may be handy to have CAA. I know towing is included to the nearest ford dealer but sometimes you just want to tow the vehicle home. Here is the best deal I found for CAA membership. $69 for 2 people plus $10 gas card (handy right?) plus sign up for auto renew and get an extra $10 off

Kind of strange signing up an EV with Petro Canada promotion

https://www.caasco.com/OM/DM-Join/PETRO ... etromember
It's CAA basic though, good for 10 km towing.
In which cases would you rather be towed home?
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virulent wrote:
Sep 19th, 2017 7:21 am
Finally built yesterday! Blend date Sept 7, ETA Sept 28 (very doubtful).

Got lucky with MFM, although my access was removed :(

Their ETA is like a joke. At this day of age how can they not be able to schedule everything properly and give a decent ETA?

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