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by msmunger52
Sun Sep 08, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: FFE Transmission Failure
Replies: 23
Views: 9667

Re: FFE Transmission Failure

Got my car back after about 6 weeks with a re-built transmission. They found "damaged input gear and final drive gear, bearing exploded". The service advisor said it was a needle bearing. I asked how much the repair would have cost had it not been under warranty. He estimated about $2500. Rather sob...
by msmunger52
Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:06 pm
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: FFE Transmission Failure
Replies: 23
Views: 9667

Re: FFE Transmission Failure

Update on my trans problem: 4 weeks now and the dealer still has the car. They ordered a new trans, it finally arrived, but Big Ford told them to do some diagnostic work to try and figure out what caused the failure. Apparently Ford has not seen this problem before in an FFE. Doesn't surprise me wit...
by msmunger52
Fri Jul 05, 2013 5:45 am
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: FFE Transmission Failure
Replies: 23
Views: 9667

Re: FFE Transmission Failure

Can you describe the odd sound? Any other symptoms? Did you feel more drag or lash when you sped up or slowed down? The sound was rhythmic and seemed to be timed with the rotation of the tires. Kind of a soosh . . . . soosh . . . . soosh . . . It was not loud and I could only hear it at walking spe...
by msmunger52
Sat Jun 29, 2013 6:58 am
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: FFE Transmission Failure
Replies: 23
Views: 9667

FFE Transmission Failure

I leased my FFE in Sept 2012. It now has 11K miles on it. It started to make an odd sound so I took it to the Ford dealer. They diagnosed it as a bad transmission. A new transmission has been ordered. Car has been in shop for 1 week and we are still waiting for the new trans. I love the car but this...
by msmunger52
Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:31 am
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: 60 miles a day
Replies: 8
Views: 3395

Re: 60 miles a day

My commute in San Diego is about 50 miles/day. I have plenty of charge left at the end of a typical day. I've only run the air a little, but it did not seem to use much energy. The heater is a different story, it uses a lot of energy. You should be fine with your 60 mile commute.
by msmunger52
Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: Is the heater/defroster a range killer?
Replies: 36
Views: 21359

Re: Is the heater/defroster a range killer?

Wow, a 40% reduction! I"m fortunate living in a mild climate. It will be interesting to see the amount of reduction I get when it gets colder down here. Thanks for the info Robin.
by msmunger52
Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:57 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Charging Port Door Opens Randomly
Replies: 14
Views: 9900

Re: Charging Port Door Opens Randomly

I'm having problems with the charge door opening randomly. Like others I initially thought it was just my forgetfulness. But it has happened too often, and reading that others have experienced the same problem indicates a design flaw or possibly user error. I'll start listening for the "click" when ...
by msmunger52
Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:37 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging Forum
Topic: Charging Station Options For The Focus Electric
Replies: 11
Views: 16840

Re: Charging Station Options For The Focus Electric

Okay from everything I have read the focus electric takes around 4 hours to fully charge the battery. I was recently reading this "Road & Track" test drive article ( http://www.roadandtrack.com/tests/drives/2012-ford-focus-electric ) and it sparked a question I just had to ask the ford focus electr...
by msmunger52
Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:02 pm
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: Is the heater/defroster a range killer?
Replies: 36
Views: 21359

Re: Is the heater/defroster a range killer?

Great info. Look forward to hearing about your experience with Best Buy and the EVSE install.
by msmunger52
Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:50 pm
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: Is the heater/defroster a range killer?
Replies: 36
Views: 21359

Re: Is the heater/defroster a range killer?

.06 is a bargain by CA standards. There are 4 different EV Time of Use (TOU) residential electric rates for San Diego (SDG&E): Super Off Peak Off Peak Peak Off Peak Midnight - 5am 5am - 12pm 12pm - 6pm 6pm- Midnight 0.145 0.167 0.258 0.167 In my situation the best approach is to have a second meter ...

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