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#596 of 831 2013 Focus Transmission Issues
Mar 24, 2013 (2:58 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.
#597 of 831 Re: 2013 Focus Transmission Issues [mifocus]
Mar 24, 2013 (4:15 pm)
how did you know you had a problem?
Surprising no class action law suit yet or recall
#598 of 831 Re: 2013 Focus Transmission Issues [toolate1]
Mar 25, 2013 (4:41 pm)
There is a class action suit google it or read KBB complaints on the Focus trannies. I think the title is Focus S tranny probs.
#599 of 831 Re: 2012 Focus all is well [pkolinski]
Mar 28, 2013 (9:16 pm)
Just curios would a select shift from a escape swap out to a focus?. the 2.5 liter block looks the same.I think it might work. the bolt pattern appears the same. but I didnt measure. Wouldnt it be better if this swap could be done at the dealer and end these complaints? If its not working out change it. I either love mine or hate mine its that type of tranny.
#600 of 831 Re: 2013 Focus Transmission Issues [puffinalong]
Mar 28, 2013 (9:18 pm)
There is none that im aware of google lied!
Mar 31, 2013 (7:49 pm)
I haven't seen this problem listed. My 2013 while driving and NOT stepping on the break, will disengage it will last for about 10 seconds. Ford has replaced a transmission censor and a clutch motor, now it's back at ford. doing the same thing, it's worse as each time it changed gear it made a clunk. I had it towed back to ford, it has been in the shop 15 days in March. I would like to use the lemon law. . and get my money back. . is anyone this problem?
ANOTHER PROBLEM: while driving, all of a sudden the car dings, and tells me that the key is not in the car. . it will let me keep driving. . but it's unsetteling. . .
#603 of 831 Re: Should I buy ford focus 2013?? [dd123]
Mar 31, 2013 (8:05 pm)
It's to late for me. . don't do it. . their customer service is bad. . I am not sure any of the others are better. . but I do know about ford. . I speck from experience. . I am going to try to use the lemon law to get my money back from ford, and I will buy a Honda. . I have a 1997 honda passport, with over 200,000 miles. . good luck
#604 of 831 Moving the Discussion right Along
Apr 01, 2013 (7:20 am)
You can load up a Focus to around 30K and have alot of features like park assist,MFT,Nav and rearview canera so on. It's like a mini Lexus IS
Regard less,of any problems some people have they still buy another one because the car handles like
a sports car and alot like the electric steering and the S mode tranny.I like the gas millage and it's a fun ride and the sync cost alot less than Onstar.
#605 of 831 Moving along somemore.
Apr 01, 2013 (8:32 am)
I have a 2012 Focus sedan with dual clutch transmission. I'm wondering just how prevalent these problems are. I have had mine for 16 months and have 20,000 miles on it. I haven't yet had a single problem. The shudder thing went on for about 3000 miles and then stopped and has never come back---not even once. It shifts beautifully and is real fun to drive.
Are we only hearing from people with problems? Are there people out there with many more miles and doing just fine?
Also, i don't drive it extra hard nor do i baby it. Gas mileage is never under 40 mpg and up as high as 43mpg at times. Averaging between 41 and 42.