I added my vote and comment.
This issue has bugged me since day 1. I've contacted my dealership about it, I've contacted Ford Canada about it, and I've had a lengthy discussion with a couple of the Ford CS reps who monitor Focus Fanatics about it. To a man, they all tell me that it can NOT be turned off. LV_NV_ST was told the same thing here: https://www.focusst.org/forum/focus-s...html#post38143
A recap, my favourite example: I go out to my car on a cold and snowy morning and start it. I climb out and shut the door. HONK HONK! I open the back door and grab the snow brush, close the door. HONK HONK! I brush off the car and scrape the windows, knock off the brush and toss it in the back. HONK HONK! It annoys me and it annoys my neighbors, especially as I park my car out front of my house and I sometimes leave for work before 6:00 AM.
I wouldn't mind so much if it was something I could get my dealership to turn off, but that Ford feels so strongly about it that they've suddenly got to implement it (after how many years of IAK being offered in their cars?) and not leave it as a configurable setting, well I don't agree with that move.
One of the things that was suggested to me by the FCS people is to post an idea on the Ford Social site and get people to vote on it. So that's what I've done.
If it bugs you, please click the link and "like" it, and leave a comment explaining how it bugs you. You'll have to sign up and it'll take a day or two for your comment to show up (it needs to be approved first) but because this is an official Ford feedback site, it's got the most chance of anyone hearing it. By the way, this site doesn't work at all with my Android so I have to access it on my computer.
(I've also posted "ideas" about the brake pads and the rear motor mount, but they've been declined for some reason)
I added my vote and comment.
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I can't believe that this can not be turned off; my ST does not honk, and several other's on here don't honk either. I just get a message on the small screen and a chime. If some do and some don't, it seems to me all could be made to not honk. We had a lot of snow yesterday, so I got to test this again; started car, got out, cleaned windows, got in, read message as chiming stopped. No reason why Ford can't make this happen if they want to.
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Hmm... is mine broken? I started it and went all of the way inside with the key in my pocket and it never honked... I assumed it was 12-15 feet before it whined. Granted the dash was lit up with the error that the key was not in the car, but it went away the second I got in the car and closed the door to drive off.
Anyway, spread the word folks!
Note: Almost past up this post because there was already a "hate the honk" kind of post.
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Mine honks when I get away from the car with the key andit is running. Doesn't bother me.
Somewhere there is a wire going to a relay that honks the horn. Find it and cut it. Or put a switch on it.
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