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Poll: Cracking noise poll (54 member(s) have cast votes)

Do you hear the cracking noise?

  1. Yes (37 votes [68.52%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 68.52%

  2. No (17 votes [31.48%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 31.48%

With cracking noise only - what month was your car built according to ETIS?

  1. November 2012 (6 votes [11.11%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 11.11%

  2. December 2012 (6 votes [11.11%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 11.11%

  3. January 2013 (9 votes [16.67%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

  4. February 2013 (8 votes [14.81%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 14.81%

  5. March 2013 (4 votes [7.41%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.41%

  6. April 2013 (1 votes [1.85%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.85%

  7. May 2013 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  8. I do not hear the cracking noise, and will answer the next question (18 votes [33.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 33.33%

  9. October 2012 (2 votes [3.70%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.70%

No cracking noise only - what month was your car built according to ETIS?

  1. November 2012 (2 votes [3.70%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.70%

  2. December 2012 (2 votes [3.70%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.70%

  3. January 2013 (1 votes [1.85%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.85%

  4. February 2013 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. March 2013 (4 votes [7.41%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.41%

  6. April 2013 (7 votes [12.96%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 12.96%

  7. May 2013 (1 votes [1.85%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.85%

  8. I hear the cracking noise, and answered the previous question (35 votes [64.81%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 64.81%

  9. October 2012 (2 votes [3.70%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.70%

How many miles were on the odometer when you first heard the cracking noise?

  1. I do not hear the cracking noise (14 votes [25.93%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 25.93%

  2. Less than 500 miles (7 votes [12.96%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 12.96%

  3. Between 500 & 1000 miles (9 votes [16.67%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

  4. Between 1000 & 1500 miles (4 votes [7.41%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.41%

  5. Between 1500 & 2000 miles (8 votes [14.81%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 14.81%

  6. Between 2000 & 3000 miles (3 votes [5.56%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.56%

  7. More than 3000 miles (9 votes [16.67%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

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#1 OFFLINE   hybridbear

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 11:44 AM

Please take the above poll. Even if your car is relatively new please fill it out that you do not hear the cracking noise and then come back and change your responses if it starts. I hope we will see a pattern in build months and if the cracking noise is heard or not. If there are any questions that no answer fits your response please comment below and I will update the poll. Thanks!

 

Edit: October 2012 added as a build month option


Edited by hybridbear, 15 May 2013 - 03:09 PM.

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#2 OFFLINE   rvlasek

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 02:27 PM

Hybridbear, thanks for doing the poll, I tried a few weeks ago to setup poll on forum, but could not get it to work....hopefully this will illustrate to Ford this a issue that demands their attention to remedy, like my vehicle but noise is annoying and could lead to bigger issues.. thanks again...  P.S. maybe you could add to the poll what owners who have noise had done at Ford Service to cure problem but failed in my case they replaced front passenger strut and bearing which DID NOT cure problem,  other owners had other service done with no success.  this could help FORD narrow done solution....


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#3 OFFLINE   hybridbear

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 02:34 PM

Hybridbear, thanks for doing the poll, I tried a few weeks ago to setup poll on forum, but could not get it to work....hopefully this will illustrate to Ford this a issue that demands their attention to remedy, like my vehicle but noise is annoying and could lead to bigger issues.. thanks again...  P.S. maybe you could add to the poll what owners who have noise had done at Ford Service to cure problem but failed in my case they replaced front passenger strut and bearing which DID NOT cure problem,  other owners had other service done with no success.  this could help FORD narrow done solution....

I hope it will at least provide useful information to identify the problem.

 

I cannot add another question, probably because people have already voted. It seems the only editing I can do to the poll now is to add additional answer options to the existing questions


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Posted 14 May 2013 - 02:35 PM

People could comment about failed repairs succinctly below so we can start a list of failed repairs


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#5 OFFLINE   elle

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 05:00 PM

I just started to hear it, am not so far convinced it is something that needs repair, so will be watching these topics. 



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Posted 14 May 2013 - 06:06 PM

With my 2013 FFH I started hearing/noticing the clicking noise around 1200 miles. Took the car in, everyone that listened, heard  the clicking noise from both axles in the service bay as the car was moved slowly forward and then braking. The mechanic re-torqued the spindles, no change. Called the hot line and they suggested packing the half shaft splines with heavy grease the noise went away. I drove for a week and the clicking noise came back. The dealer ordered, then replaced the half shafts. The clicking noise stopped. I thought the problem was fixed, then the clicking noise started again at about 1200 miles after the repair, the same miles as the first time.

 

I just came back from driving on a quiet street with the windows down, slowly accelerating forward and braking.  It's definitely coming from the right front wheel area, the left seems quiet for now.



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Posted 14 May 2013 - 06:36 PM

Ok, I think I heard it this afternoon. Parking garage...windows down...EV mode...Right side...2 ping pong balls...4950 miles odometer. I will try and confirm it tomorrow in the same parking garage. I may need to change my poll answer, but I am with Elle. I will not likely be apt to ask for repairs - not until there is a clear solution.

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 07:30 PM

Ok, I think I heard it this afternoon. Parking garage...windows down...EV mode...Right side...2 ping pong balls...4950 miles odometer. I will try and confirm it tomorrow in the same parking garage. I may need to change my poll answer, but I am with Elle. I will not likely be apt to ask for repairs - not until there is a clear solution.

 

 

keybman,

 

You're right in not asking for repairs until something is worked out. I don't think it's dangerous, just annoying. I do however think you should have the dealer document this condition. When the work was done on my FFH they were throwing things at the problem hoping something would stick.  



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Posted 15 May 2013 - 04:01 AM

hybridbear, thanks for creating this poll. I think it's a great idea.


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Posted 15 May 2013 - 08:59 AM

I hear the cracking noise when accelerating from stop or coming to stop (EV or ICE mode). When the windows are shut, it sounds like a tapping noise, but with the windows rolled down, there is a distinctive metallic sound to it.


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Posted 15 May 2013 - 09:57 AM

My car was built in October, so I placed my vote in November (since there was no October option).


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Posted 15 May 2013 - 03:10 PM

Sorry, I added October as an option. You should be able to click "Delete my vote" and then take the poll again with the correct month

My car was built in October, so I placed my vote in November (since there was no October option).


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Posted 15 May 2013 - 09:55 PM

Sadly, I changed my answers tonight as I was able to confirm the mice playing ping pong on the front right side of my FFH.   :drop:  Took over 5000 miles to hear it but it was evident.
 


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Posted 16 May 2013 - 10:57 AM

It's still early to draw conclusions and the data is limited but it appears that no one with cars built after February is hearing the cracking noise. Some of this could be due to lower mileage on those newer cars, but since most of you have heard the cracking noise from very early on it might be indicative that Ford changed something in their manufacturing around the start of March that has fixed this. In the meantime they're still working on the fix to roll out to all owners with earlier cars.

 

Does anyone know if this has been an issue with the gas Fusions too?


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Posted 16 May 2013 - 10:59 AM

Does anyone know if this has been an issue with the gas Fusions too?

 

Or the 2013 MKZ Hybrid, since they are built on the same platform?

 

A google search reveals nothing, though this might be the thread to keep an eye on: http://www.blueovalf...es-and-rattles/


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Posted 16 May 2013 - 11:03 AM

Or the 2013 MKZ Hybrid, since they are built on the same platform?

Some MKZ Hybrid owners have confirmed that they have the issue too


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Posted 16 May 2013 - 01:18 PM

It's still early to draw conclusions and the data is limited but it appears that no one with cars built after February is hearing the cracking noise. Some of this could be due to lower mileage on those newer cars, but since most of you have heard the cracking noise from very early on it might be indicative that Ford changed something in their manufacturing around the start of March that has fixed this. In the meantime they're still working on the fix to roll out to all owners with earlier cars.
 
Does anyone know if this has been an issue with the gas Fusions too?

I have a March built date and probably have one of the higher mileages around here for the age of the car and no noise.
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Posted 16 May 2013 - 01:20 PM

Looks like I'm the only one out of 5 February build dates reported without the noise yet. I have nearly 4,500 miles to this point. We'll see what happens.



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Posted 17 May 2013 - 08:06 AM

Looks like I'm the only one out of 5 February build dates reported without the noise yet. I have nearly 4,500 miles to this point. We'll see what happens.

When in February was yours built? I'm curious if it was right near the end of the month


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Posted 17 May 2013 - 08:07 AM

When in February was yours built? I'm curious if it was right near the end of the month

Nope, Feb. 13th is what's listed anyways.






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