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  1. It's happened again I'm @ 142,525Mi. So far 5 wheel studs have broken 2 prior to recall, 3 after recall. Keep your eyes AND ears open, typical scenario: You will not see anything debris, etc...... on the road but you will hear a hard hit of something on the underside of the car...... like a rock however in this case, lug nuts....... Fred
  2. And again and again.......had the one above fixed only to have another front driver's side and another front passenger's side lug nut let loose. This is the scenario of when it happens, you will not see anything debris, etc...... on the road but you will hear a hard hit of something on the underside of the car...... like a rock however in this case, lug nuts....... Nothing like killing off your customers, this time at 142,000 miles. Fred
  3. Today's walk around coming off a road trip to Buffalo, NY. It's happened again...... One of the replaced lug nuts. Thank goodness it's the 4th and I'm not going anywhere and / or have other means of transportation, ie bicycle...... This is going into the dealer tomorrow..... Watch out and drive safe this 4th Fred in CT
  4. Have had this diagnostic code off and on for a while now. Initially the WD-40 sprayed around the "capless" filler nozzle would make it disappear. Since the light comes and goes and the error code is always the same, pretty much ignored it. Well turns out Ford Recall Number 15S34, recall title "Fuel Tank And Canister Purge Valve Inspection and Repair" addresses this problem. Tried to get a bit more information on what was done but didn't get anywhere. Anyway, for those who have spent money on the fix, perhaps you can ask for a refund ? And for those that have landed here looking for a solution ask for the RN 15S34 and see if your VIN qualifies. Good luck Fred in CT 2011 2.5L I4 SE 6 Spd Manual
  5. Code P 0445 arrived.

    Have had this diagnostic code off and on for a while now. Initially the WD-40 sprayed around the "capless" filler nozzle would make it disappear. Since the light comes and goes and the error code is always the same, pretty much ignored it. Well turns out Ford Recall Number 15S34, recall title "Fuel Tank And Canister Purge Valve Inspection and Repair" addresses this problem. Tried to get a bit more information on what was done but didn't get anywhere. Anyway, for those who have spent money on the fix, perhaps you can ask for a refund ? And for those that have landed here looking for a solution ask for the RN 15S34 and see if your VIN qualifies. Good luck Fred in CT 2011 2.5L I4 SE 6 Spd Manual
  6. Code P0455

    Have had this diagnostic code off and on for a while now. Initially the WD-40 sprayed around the "capless" filler nozzle would make it disappear. Since the light comes and goes and the error code is always the same, pretty much ignored it. Well turns out Ford Recall Number 15S34, recall title "Fuel Tank And Canister Purge Valve Inspection and Repair" addresses this problem. Tried to get a bit more information on what was done but didn't get anywhere. Anyway, for those who have spent money on the fix, perhaps you can ask for a refund ? And for those that have landed here looking for a solution ask for the RN 15S34 and see if your VIN qualifies. Good luck Fred in CT 2011 2.5L I4 SE 6 Spd Manual
  7. Check Engine light with P0455 code

    Have had this diagnostic code off and on for a while now. Initially the WD-40 sprayed around the "capless" filler nozzle would make it disappear. Since the light comes and goes and the error code is always the same, pretty much ignored it. Well turns out Ford Recall Number 15S34, recall title "Fuel Tank And Canister Purge Valve Inspection and Repair" addresses this problem. Tried to get a bit more information on what was done but didn't get anywhere. Anyway, for those who have spent money on the fix, perhaps you can ask for a refund ? And for those that have landed here looking for a solution ask for the RN 15S34 and see if your VIN qualifies. Good luck Fred in CT
  8. Have had this diagnostic code off and on for a while now. Initially the WD-40 sprayed around the "capless" filler nozzle would make it disappear. Since the light comes and goes and the error code is always the same, pretty much ignored it. Well turns out Ford Recall Number 15S34, recall title "Fuel Tank And Canister Purge Valve Inspection and Repair" addresses this problem. Tried to get a bit more information on what was done but didn't get anywhere. Anyway, for those who have spent money on the fix, perhaps you can ask for a refund ? And for those that have landed here looking for a solution ask for the RN 15S34 and see if your VIN qualifies. Good luck Fred in CT 2011 2.5L I4 SE 6 Spd Manual
  9. Yes, read about removal of the bumper assembly for access to passenger side headlight cluster but being December limited light and time to work outside. Was able to replace passenger side low / high beam H-11 bulb in a 1/2 hour or so. This is on a 2011, SE 6 spd manual. Takes someone with skinny forearms. Removed the coolant fill / overflow tank by the nut and bolt holding it. Release tab from side fender slot. Remove upper overflow hose from tank, point up and stuff with phillips head screwdriver to minimize coolant loss if any. Wiggle the coolant tank up and semi out of the way, there is enough room to manipulate a new H-11 blub and snap in place and twist in the headlight housing. Once again, skinny forearms required. Good luck. Fred
  10. Northeast Region

    Just got back from a 5,026.3 Mi road trip. Pretty uneventful, except for a sticking brake, and great gas mileage ! Fred
  11. Well I'm back in CT.... And serviced my rear brakes in the driveway today, more on that later. Turned out no one in Durango was able to work me in on the 23rd and not wanting to stay another day started out of town only to have the squeak and heat return.... So promptly return back to Town and this time pull into a Ford dealer. Once again can't get to the car for another day....... So do my best to think of ways / strategies to unstick my caliper and continue to Albuquerque. No squealing, no difference in rear rotor heat along the way and continue on for 2,280 miles back home....... Tore down both rear brake calipers to see what was going on. Seems like the driver's side rear caliper stuck after driving up and down various Colorado mountain passes and the previous lubricant used when reassembling / replacing rear pads probably collected enough brake dust, etc.....to cause the dragging. Cleaned up the spring clips and brake pad ears and relubed with some older higher temp Never-Seeze...... For some reason both outboard rear pads show more wear than inner pads. Also, driver's side rear pads show more wear than passenger side rear pads...... That's all for now. Fred
  12. Just when my I loving my 2011 Ford Fusion SE 6 Spd on an extended road trip, I hear a squeaking driving out of Durango, CO. Return to town and verify the same brake that got stuck 40K Mi ago is higher in temperature then the three other calipers. Just cracked 85K Mi on this trip. So will search for a mechanic who will check out the rear driver's side caliper tomorrow...... We'll see what happens. Fred
  13. After a few weeks of having to roll down the window and open my driver's side door using the outer grab handle landed here after a google search. Initially thinking the interior door linkage unhooked itself somehow, I became convinced that the handle was broken after reading this topic and feeling NO resistance at all pulling the interior release lever ! When I heard what the local dealer wanted for a replacement, ended up ordering one from an Amazon partner. Thank you for this topic and kudos to gtppilot for flikr pictures. Repair was a breeze, now have a set of plastic pry bar tools and am once again able to open my door from the inside...... Fred in CT
  14. Rear brakes - a bad surprise!

    lolder, I'm aware of the age of this post and that this is the FFH group, however, got here using "Ford Fusion worn rear brakes" in the search box above. This is one of the topics that showed up that was pertinent to my experience, that I was really "badly" surprised that my rear brake pads wore out faster than my front brake pads. I have / do use my parking brake in the winter and they probably did stick compounded by the use of magnesium chloride spray applieded on roads here as pretreatment to winter precipitation. I also posted the same in a 2.3 / 2.5L rear brake topic, however that was more of a complaint of dealer ripoff and did not touch on the possible causes above. Thank you to those who posted here in reply. I made sure to lube the pads, pins, etc..... and check for any hose problems. So far so good, impromptu check of brake rotor temps at the rear wheels seem fine. Fred in CT
  15. Rear brakes - a bad surprise!

    Zack, Just replaced all the pads on a 2011 SE 6spd manual with 62,000MI. One (driver's side outboard) of the rear pads was totally used up. Comparing all of the pads removed, the rear pads definitly wore out faster than the fronts. The fronts had much more life than the rears. Since you've had your rear brakes worked on, has your daughter's car still burn through rear brake pads sooner than the fronts. Thanks in advance for any comments. Fred in CT
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