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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 672 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 672 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 672 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 672 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 672 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 672 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 672 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 672 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.
#596 of 672 2013 Focus Transmission Issues
Mar 24, 2013 (3:58 pm)
2013 models also affected. Bought new '13 Focus SE which had oil leak from rear main seal leaking onto cluthes. Defective from the factory. At 7000 miles finally took it in and got the bad news. Took Ford 2 weeks to get parts, only showed up after calling Ford's customer service.
After repair, transmission does shift more firmly - but you have to wonder how long. Car sat for a couple of days, when it was started and put into drive it made a loud noise as the clutches appear to be sticking. Back to the dealer.
Automatic/Manual transmissions seem to be a disaster. Wished I had read other comments earlier.