Last post on Dec 07, 2013 at 9:21 PM
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#822 of 831 Re: My 2012 [mr_cassandra]
Nov 28, 2013 (8:41 am)
Mr. Cassandra, I follow your post on Focus Fanatics and I can't figure out if you work for Ford or not.
I have a Focus TI and bought last Feb. and in 10 months I have 4050 miles on it.
I have a love hate relationship with this car. I can be doing 70 in the S turns and then when trying to go up a steep grade it powers down and I feel I should get out and push.
The tranny sometimes shudders and when I stop at a stop sign with a slight grade and step on the gas I some times feel a bump and downshift . It has a shudder, but corrects it self and sometime the electronics go haywire, but the computer corrects it. There must be some redundant systems built.
The transmission is a manual auto if you get my meaning as when I lift on and off the gas pedal drives better.
I bought an extended warranty ,just good for 36K or up to 2018 because of lack of use and I plan on dumping it with 12000 k on it in 2015.I hedged my bet on this Focus.
I am fortunate that we can afford a BMW 328 I and a Lexus IS.
However, regardless of the cost I have peace of mine for 5yrs on the 328 as I save my parts #'s and drive it with out a shudder and a first gear clunk and doing Microsoft updates.
I'm so use to buying new cars and just putting Mobile 1 in them and seeing the dealer once a year.
Yes, the Focus has puddle lights .ambient lighting ,Park Assist with front and rear sensors and all the goodies , but you never know when it's going to mess the bed.
Lastly, you mention the Gertrag (sp) transmissions.Do you remember it took Mini 5 years to solve the Gertrag problem and they had a 1000 of them go bad. Ford should of known better.
Happy Thanksgiving, Puffin
#823 of 831 Re: Update on Focus transmission woes... [unfocused13]
Dec 03, 2013 (9:26 am)
I bought a 2014 Focus SE on 11/18/13 and on 11/23/13 it failed to go into reverse. It is currently at the dealers getting the tranny "recalibrated" and has 300+ plus miles. The performance of the tranny was no big deal d/t my just getting rid of a leased 2011 Fiesta so I was familiar with the feel (crappy but tolerable).
The dealer called a day later to say that they are still working on it and to keep the rental they got for me.
I'll keep you informed on the progress.
PS - going to check on Ohio Lemon Law.
#824 of 831 Re: Update on Focus transmission woes... [bnicholson]
Dec 05, 2013 (6:40 am)
A "synchronizer ring seized" and rather than rebuild, Ford is going to put a new unit (I'm assuming a new tranny) in the car.
We'll see how that works.
#825 of 831 2013 Focus transmission issue
Dec 05, 2013 (8:58 am)
I dropped off my 2013 Focus with 15,000 miles on it at the dealer for an oil change. I mentioned that there was significant hesitation when stepping on the gas at low speeds. I got a call a couple hours later that a seal is leaking on the engine and oil is dripping onto the clutches in the transmission (as I've seen posted on this site). Fortunately I have not gotten any runaround on this. They are going to pull the transmission out, replace the leaking seal, and replace the clutches. There is a five week backlog for parts so I'm driving the car until then.
Overall this has been a great car so far. If this fix resolves the problem I will continue to be happy with it.
#826 of 831 Re: Should you buy a 2013 Focus? [lemmings88]
Dec 07, 2013 (8:39 am)
You are correct sir, After ford ,the dealer and the crooks got done with me I no longer have a car. first time without a car in over thirty odd years.Why with all these messed up power trains are people buying them? The fastest way to mess up your credit, And hate a ford. As well as regret even looking at a ford product is insane. IN CASE I WAS NOT CLEAR NOGH FOCUS AND BOUT EVERYTHING ELSE FORD PRODUCES. IS JUNK.' YES IM VERY PISSED OFF.
#827 of 831 Re: me too [lemmings88]
Dec 07, 2013 (8:52 am)
No they dont. But they will care when they cant sell anything. And that wont be long.As well and way late for them to recover
I smell a defuncted car company about to bite the bullett, And close up. I feel bad for the workers but.Ford appears to be finished for good this time, bye bye ford
HELLO IMPORTS. Buy American? Never again.
#828 of 831 Re: Update on Focus transmission woes... [unfocused13]
Dec 07, 2013 (9:09 am)
Yep, I can not believe im saying this but I had to do that...... credit?.. for what do I need credit for? The car is junk. I wont be buying anything new prolly for a very long time thanks to ford. And lest we forget the screwball dealers.
#829 of 831 Re: 2012 Ford Focus Transmission issues [mr_cassandra]
Dec 07, 2013 (9:15 am)
OH PLEASE SAVE THE LIP SERVICE Ford wont , cant, refuses, or flat out dont know how to fix this (thing). They got their bail out. on my blood and hard work. Say hello to your friend crystal for me. she cant hear you. she is deaf as well.
#830 of 831 Re: 2013 Focus transmission issue [fish92]
Dec 07, 2013 (9:26 am)
YOUR PROBLEMS ARE ONLY IN THE BEGINNING STAGES> WAIT ANOTHER #THOU MILES THEN RE POST THE OUTCOME FROM THE INSANITY FORD WILL GIVE YOU>
#831 of 831 Re: 2013 Focus transmission issue [maniac4]
Dec 07, 2013 (9:21 pm)
Not only is FORD the problem but our government NHTSA because they wont do their job, this is a recall and they wont do anything about it. Never buy FORD again, never