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Old 12-09-2012, 08:52   #1 (permalink)
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2013 Focus 5-speed manual

Can anyone tell me for certain if the 2013 5-speed manual transmission Focus has a steering wheel lock that engages when the ignition is off and the key removed?

I ask because the Owner's Manual makes no reference to key position for recreational towing and I've not been able to make the steering wheel lock.

Thank you.
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:05   #2 (permalink)
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Does it not lock when you turn the steering wheel round slightly with the key out ?
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:01   #3 (permalink)
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R.S.,
No, as best I can tell, it does not.
However, I'd be a lot more comfortable with support to my thought there is no lock.
The last thing I want to have happen it the column to lock when I'm towing it on the road. At the very least, that would smoke the front tires.

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Old 12-09-2012, 12:54   #4 (permalink)
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Handbook is not very helpful as you say , only mentions this on the 2012 one I could find .

RECREATIONAL TOWING
Follow these guidelines if you have a need for recreational (RV) towing.
An example of recreational towing would be towing your vehicle behind
a motor home.
Note: Put your climate control system in recirculated air mode to
prevent exhaust fumes from entering the vehicle. Refer to the Climate
Controls chapter for more information.
In case of a roadside emergency with a disabled vehicle, see Wrecker
towing in the Roadside Emergencies chapter.
These guidelines are designed to ensure that your transmission is not
damaged.

Sat in one in the showroom a few weeks back and never noticed if the steering locked when key out to be honest . Think you would be better to call dealer to get a definitive answer and to be safe . Unless some one else on forum has more info to help you . Would be interested in answer . Hard to keep up with all the changes in cars and different models nowadays .Sorry cant help more .
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No worries, Mate.
As far as the Dealer goes, they can tell me little regarding the lock and towing. The stock answer is "It's in the manual".
I guess the best thing I can do is have them put it on a chassis lift, pull the key play around with the wheel.
Cheers.

BTW, my family lives in Rutherglen and Ayr but I haven't been back in years.
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:15   #6 (permalink)
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Got friends and relations in Rutherglen , Cambuslang , Kings Park area . Always handy for parking when going to Hampden Park ! Many a run in the summer down to Ayrshire , Largs , Troon ,Salcoats etc.. Great Rabbie Burns country .Got some pals in two Ford garages , next time I see them I'll try to remember and ask about steering lock .

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Family lives on Balvaird Drive and I was treated royally.
My Dad was born at 21 Palmadie Road, Glasgow.

Really tho, I've lost touch over the years, much to my loss.
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Old 12-10-2012, 14:25   #8 (permalink)
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Still a nice area and good houses over there . Polmadie Rd (Palmadie Rd )
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Mr. Logan,

My wife and I are planning to visit Scotland and Ireland next year and I'd very much like to again contact what remains of my family. However, I’ve moved around a lot and since my mother died, addresses have been lost.
Can you suggest a way I might obtain information about the Mahon and Easton families (Rutherglen & Ayr)?

Perhaps a Solicitor?

Any help you can offer will be greatly appreciated.

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Old 02-09-2013, 15:37   #10 (permalink)
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A solictor would probably be the answer but could be expensive . I've very recently used one in regard to a aunts estate and needed a genealogy report from a company they used , cost £750 .But you would be looking for a lot less people so it probably be a lot cheaper .Depends how long ago you last had contact , but there could possibly be people still staying in the street where the last lived who maybe could give you some info of when the moved or where to .This might help you ,


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