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#63 of 833 Re: 2000 Ford Focus ZX3 Automatic Transmission [2000zxefocus]
Feb 25, 2008 (3:12 pm)
I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEMS WITH FORD DEALERSHIPS & FORD
CORPORATION. THE DEALER MECHANICS & SERVICE WRITERS THAT
I HAVE HAD TO DEAL WITH PLAY ALL KINDS OF GAMES, REFUSE
TO ACKNOWLEDGE VERY WELL KNOWN PROBLEMS, CAUSE ME TO
CHECK & QUESTION WHETHER THEY DID ROUTINE SERVICES THAT
I PAID FOR, AND JUST FLAT OUT LIE TO ME. IT IS REAL OBVIOUS TO
ME THAT FORD MOTOR COMPANY DOES NOT CARE WHETHER OR
NOT I GET RIPPED OFF OR MISTREATED BY THEIR DEALERSHIPS.
THEY REFUSE TO ACKNOWLEDGE VERY WELL KNOWN PROBLEMS.
IT SEEMS TO ME THAT THERE IS A HUGE QUALITY ISSUE WITH FORD
PARTS & THAT THEY KEEP SELLING THE SAME BAD PARTS RATHER
THEN TRULY REDESIGNING THEM & SOLVING THE PROBLEM.
#64 of 833 Re: Transmission starting to suck [mercheng]
Mar 18, 2008 (10:23 am)
the code that is coming up for my ford focus is P0750 and i see that it means Circuit malfunction, but what does that mean? is it a part or what? thx
#65 of 833 Focus auto transmission problem
Mar 28, 2008 (8:53 am)
I seem to be having some of the same issues as many of you with the automatic transmission on my 2001 Focus. It hesitates before going into drive and sometimes does not downshift right away. It almost acts like it isn't sure what gear it wants. I do a lot of interstate driving and once it is in overdrive everything is fine. Reverse also works fine. I've read through the posts here and see lots of suggestions but has anyone figured out the exact problem? It has 57,000 miles on it, I bought it with 47,000 miles, and I have no idea if the fluid was changed at 30,000 miles.
#66 of 833 2005 FORD FOCUS - A PIECE OF JUNK!
Apr 03, 2008 (4:19 am)
Ford really dropped the ball on this car! Overall, it's a piece of junk with many problems: transmission (auto), engine, lights, tires, missing parts from assembly, etc., etc., etc. These problems are one thing and along with a certified Ford Dealership not honoring Ford's warranty just put the icing on the cake. Our 2005 Focus is GONE! We never plan to buy another Ford product again!
#67 of 833 Range sensor problem affect mpg?
Apr 07, 2008 (7:05 am)
At 664 miles I got a check engine light. Dealer said it was a "transmission range sensor out of range" (Code P1702-00-68) and performed " PCM recalibration with new level software". Since then my gas mileage has dropped about 10%. My computer had been quite consistent. I reset it with each trip. Outings with consistent 32-34mpg are now 27-29mpg. Dealer tells me it takes 10K miles to get reliable computer estimates of fuel economy. My readings were quite consistent...and still are, just 10% lower, since the software adjustment. Dealer further states the adjustment could have nothing to do with gas mileage...is this just an unfortunate coincidence?
That Corolla I passed over to buy American is looking better and better,
#68 of 833 Re: Range sensor problem affect mpg? [carlt1]
Apr 10, 2008 (12:11 pm)
I have the same problem but my mileage had dropped 30-40% and now transmission hesitated to shift into 4th gear after the dealer replaced the shift sensor. AMCO is going to look at it next week to see if they can figure out what the problem is since the dealer thinks this is normal operation but likes to see me come by so they can charge me for the visit. Doctors and Dealerships must come from the same mold.
#70 of 833 Should I just do a trade in and get a new car ?
May 13, 2008 (4:39 pm)
Reading through some of these posts sounds like similar problems to what I'm having. Brought it to the dealer today to be serviced and of course they found nothing wrong whatsoever.
I know nothing about cars. All I know is that a couple of weeks ago the car started acting weird. On the highway, I'd be driving about 50mph and would step on the gas to go faster and it wouldn't do anything so I had to do it again and it would kind of jump.
Then it started doing this driving down regular roads at no particular speed. It last did it on a 30-40 road and I didn't even have my foot on the gas. The ride would be smooth and all of a sudden the car would jump or spurt.
Then the other day as I approached a red light and started braking, the car slowed down but not fast enough. I know my car and I know that road, it couldn't have been the way I was driving. There was a puddle (although not that deep) and I think I might have just slid through the puddle and that's why the car didn't stop correctly. But when the light turned green and I stepped on the gas, the car wouldn't move. Turned the car off and on again, all I did was roll a few inches. Shut if off for a minute and restarted and I was able to go again and that has been the one and only time it's ever stalled. I want to blame the puddle even though it wasn't raining hard at all and I have driven in much deeper puddles than that on flooded roads and nothing ever happened.
I've also suspected that my gas mileage has been going down but blamed it on the way I was driving but seems other people on here are saying it goes with transmission problems.
I'm wondering if I should trade it in rather than wait for the next time to stall and I can't get started again. Or, the next time the brakes don't work, there happens to be someone in front of me and I get to "roll" right into them killing my insurance and driving record with an at fault accident. Trading it in seems like the best option.
#71 of 833 Just replaced the trani
May 18, 2008 (12:02 pm)
I just replaced the trani in my wonderful nickle-and-dime me focus, I was curious..is the torque converter in the transmission or is it seperate. I was charged 1289.63 for the trani, then 369.00 for the torque converter, then 69.00 for some other parts. I just got it back yesterday, and when I got onto the freeway and started driving, a light came on. A exclamation point. Pulled over and it turned off. Got back on, it turned on again.. it seems that when I start driving over 65 mile an hour, it comes on. If I keep it below that, it stays off. When I look it up in the little book that comes with the car, it says that it is a multifuction key for the transaxle/coolant engine system, something or other...its not in front of me now its back in the car. Now when changing the trani, what areas do they have to mess with...is it only the bottom of the car..the top and bottom...etc. When I took it in, my engine stuff seemed all nice and neat. Now it seems all messy. Does anyone have the answer to the millions of questions I just asked? Oh..its a 2002 Ford Focus with the ztech motor...dual overhead...if that helps at all.
#72 of 833 Re: Transmission slips, dealership gives runaround... [marjk]
May 27, 2008 (7:14 am)
I also own a 2003 Focus ZTW that was having transmission problems. I also contacted Ford and was told they were not aware of any problems with this model. Less than 60,000 and transmission had to be rebuilt. The shop I brought my car too to have it repaired contacted a friend of his at a Ford dearlership to see if he knew why my Focus would be having this problem. Sure enough he new exactly what was wrong. He told the gentlemen that was working on my car to look at the pistons. The pistons are defective and Ford is well aware of this probelm. Part of the piston is chipping off, cloughing the filters causing the belt to run hot. I have both the pistons and belt that came out of my transmission. I wish I know how to make Ford live up to this problem. Maybe a class action suit should be looked into.