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Feb 14, 2013 (1:30 pm)
the car is an automatic transmission has 70k miles on it i was driving along one day and the transmission kind of cut out in around 3rd gear and sounded like it was free wheeling , the overdrive light did come on but once i pulled over (silly) i turned the engine off and it wiped the code . Since then i have heard the same noise occasionally is there any way of checking the problem other then code reading and is anyone a mechanic these days who can troubleshoot without charging an arm and a leg? was quoted $400 just to drop the pan . only a few weeks before another light came on for the airbags and was wondering if by the off chance this could be related?
Feb 27, 2013 (7:00 pm)
My brother tells me that the S mode can be used for 2 things. 1 Manually shift the car with the button shifter or 2 pull it into S mode and just drive it. He said it shifts much better around town and its not fussy. It does not go into 6th gear so it kind of a City/sports mode. I am going to try it tomorrow. I will let everyone know how it works around town.
#588 of 670 Re: 2012 Focus all is well [gwright2]
Mar 04, 2013 (6:15 am)
Arent the cluches on the powershift covered to 60k miles?
#589 of 670 Re: 2012 Focus all is well [maniac4]
Mar 04, 2013 (11:00 am)
I just got my ford focus 2012, used, in august and I found out that my transmission is leaking and causing the cluches to slip. also found out my warranty ends in 2014-(warranty started in 2011)must have only been a 3 years warranty or 60,000 mile. I had a 2002 focus and never had a problem with anything. I loved it but now I am worried about having more issues with this one. Luckily the warranty covers it now. but what about next year/ I hope after this is fixed that will be the end of it.Maybe this info will help others, I hope so.
#590 of 670 2013 transmission OK
Mar 06, 2013 (1:42 am)
Anyone confirm is late model Focus are affected by the transmission owes or not. in the news i see Ford reporting the the programming has been changed byt I doubt that is the real issue
#591 of 670 Re: 2012 Focus all is well [pkolinski]
Mar 06, 2013 (10:03 am)
Im a little confused . Isnt it three year 36k mile bumper to bumber and 5 years 60k drivetrain warranty?
That entire transmission should be a warranty item. Including the clutches. But I cant get a specific answer. The driver has no input as to what the clutch does, As contrary to a stardard shift. On a standard I can see where a new driver can burn out a clutch.But I cant see a new driver burning out these. no input.
#592 of 670 Re: 2013 transmission OK [toolate1]
Mar 06, 2013 (11:17 am)
You are wise to doubt. The frequency may be lower, but there are still MY '13 owners reporting transmission "quirks".
#593 of 670 Re: Drive in S mode [just_focus]
Mar 06, 2013 (12:07 pm)
I drive in the S mode quite a lot.....I find that it does less of the "shuddering" so to say but it still does. I let it shift automatically instead of using button shifter. Hasn't solved it, but I still want to get it in anyway....I switch back and forth from Drive and S....makes a difference to me...It's still aggravating though! ">
#594 of 670 Should I buy ford focus 2013??
Mar 17, 2013 (9:01 am)
Thinking about buying a ford focus 2013 automatic
Looking at the transmission problems here, I am reconsidering my decision and thinking about going for civic 2013.
#595 of 670 Re: Should I buy ford focus 2013?? [dd123]
Mar 22, 2013 (7:28 am)
dd, go to Kelly Blue Book focus s consumer reviews. I just bought a Focus Ti $25,000 and I'm afraid to drive it.
I've been locked out twice the Sd card failed and so did the bluetooth, as the screen frooze I 'd stay away from a focus.Toooo many problems with the transmision and MFT.