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Old 09-13-2012, 06:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I noticed on the Fords Website that for the 2013 Focus Electric it lists the Universal Garage Door opener as a standard feature. This is located on the driver side sun visor. Yet on my car this feature is absent. Anyone else who has a Focus Electric does your vehicle have the Universal Garage Door opener feature? Please also mention the model year.
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My 2012 model has it and I use it daily.
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Any ideas as to why Ford would remove it from the 2013 model? Seems like a required built-in for the high-tech FFE.
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I also noticed that the Auto-dimming rearview mirror was deleted in the 2013 FFE model year. But the website also doesn't list it as a feature for the 2013 Focus Electric. What was added for 2012 is the Ambient Lighting feature. I presently have an E-mail out to Ford Motor Corporation about the Universal Garage Door opener issue. I will keep you informed when they respond.
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Here is part of the responce I got from Ford.

"I understand that you are inquiring with the availability of the garage door opener on your vehicle. Upon checking my available resources and I see that the universal garage door opener is standard equipment for the 2012 Ford Focus. However, the rain-sensing wipers, universal garage door opener and electro chromic mirror is no longer available with the 2013 Ford Focus.

Please note that from time to time new vehicle option packages are added, deleted or modified."
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That's too bad. My 2012 model also has the garage door opener and the auto dim rear view mirror. I thought Ford had said that the 2013 model was going to be identical to the 2012 year. Considering the overall cost it seems ridiculous to delete those features.
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Boy, I could't agree more with MWA. Garage door opener, rearview sensor and rain sensor wipers are pretty much standard on most autos today. FYI - my early release 2012 has the ambient light feature. It is just a little tricky turning it on.
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Yup the 2012 manual discusses setting the homelink visor, but there is no mention in the 2013 manual.

Two options. Auto dimming rear view mirror with homelink... expensive. $300 and up..

http://www.partscheap.com/Ford-Focus...-17700-a-5.htm

or

http://www.fordpartsgiant.com/partli...-21231522.html

Or a homelink visor for $73.

http://www.fordpartsgiant.com/parts/...804105-fa.html

I've ordered the visor...will be posting about installing.
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Does this mean we don't get the compass either?
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Just right of the speedometer along the bottom of the display it shows dirrection, Temp, and time. So you don't need a compass built into the rear view mirror.

N, S, E, W


What Ford should do since they have deleted these options is to offer them as package add on.

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