I'm finding the car a little bit "hit and miss" in first gear, especially when pulling away.
So im in first gear looking to pull away, accelerator down clutch rising up... meet the bite pull away. On occasion (more often than not) the car will over rev and then under rev like i'm over cooking it, then its a case of pulling away (slowly - like 3k revs to get up to 15mph) or it shoots off like a rocket or it kangeroos.
It honetsly feels like i have zero clutch control, but this happens regardless of what my feed are doing.
I can hold the car on the bite on a hill and its not slipping.
My MPG isnt great either, 36 MPG for a journey to and form work - whilst this isnt anything concrete as you cant know my driving style, this feels low to me..
I'm not sure if this makes much sense but i found this article, and i wondered if i was alone in this experience..
I thought it was about time I started a new thread to discuss this, as it is part of my plan to make this topic noticed across various social media.
There is a known vibration/rattle/resonating fault with the design of the turbo and exhaust system of the new 1.5 Ecoboost Focus, however Ford are standing by it being design "intent" and trying to Fob us off that it is as designed.
I'm driving around this time of year with my window open and all I'm hearing on lift off and when changing down gears is an awful noise that sounds like my car is going to fall apart.
It is not a background noise, like tapety injectors, but a loud pronounced rattle that sounds like the exhaust system is being held together with safety pins.
If you have this issue, please reply so we can build up the number of people experiencing it. If you have this engine, but don't think you are experiencing the issue, try listening to the car on cold start up with the window or door open, or trying revving the engine over 3k revs and letting it drop back.
Anyone else reading this with experience of getting this sort of thing sorted with Ford, I would really appreciate your feedback. I have been given the number for customer relations by the service department at my garage and have asked the salesman at my dealer to pressure Ford. I see no reason why I cannot pursue this under the Sale Of Goods Act, this car is not of satisfactory quality.
Here is a video of it:
Initially I just start the engine and let it idle for the first 30s or so, but the clearest recording of it is around 1:10.