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#630 of 836 2012 Ford Focus SEL
Apr 28, 2013 (6:52 pm)
My 2012 Ford Focus has been in the shop for 25 days now. Needs a clutch, but guess what they are on back order. Ford has a big issue on their hands. I have been given a date sometime at the end of July for a clutch to arrive to fix my car, but then I ask will the car even be fixed or will this happen all over again. I have five more days to wait and I am calling the lawyer to proceed with the lemon law. This is ridiculous.
#631 of 836 Re: 2012 Ford Focus SEL [maryjane5]
Apr 29, 2013 (7:47 am)
That does seem a bit extreme! I can't believe it is taking that long to get a part that to me seems like a common one. ... well I'm going in today. .. curious as to what I'll be told. .... I'm expecting the usual. ."it's normal"....good luck!
Still dazed & confused! & all shook up!
Apr 29, 2013 (9:11 am)
2012 Ford Focus Titanium, 33K mikes and the dealer is rebuilding the clutches after the transmission failed to shift.. The system said the transmission needed service immediately...
This is 4 days after the last transmission reprogramming. Can't wait to see what happens next.
#633 of 836 2013 Ford Focus SE stuck between shifts
Apr 30, 2013 (1:17 pm)
Sam problem as some of you have mentioned... No shuddering or bucking, but twice now, when accelerating around 65 / 70 MPH, either between 4 to 5th gear, or 5 to 6th gear, my car had lost all acceleration, like it was looking for a gear.... Engine would rev, but it was as if the clutch wasn't grabbing. First time they did the infamous TSB (re-flash software), and this time we'll see... I'll keep you posted. Definitely contact Ford Customer Service, as they can elevate the investigation and record all failures.
I understand that it's hard to troubleshoot a very intermittent problem, but by now with the amount of failures I've read about, there should be a known remedy... Time to read into the "Lemon Law".....
#634 of 836 2013 Ford Focus SE stuck between shifts part 2
Apr 30, 2013 (1:20 pm)
Wanted to add that going to neutral and back into D did not correct it.... Had to pull over and shut off / restart the car....1st time was around 9,000 miles, and this time was at 16,000. At 4500 rpms, the car would accelerate ever so slightly, like the clutch was barely grabbing... Seems like a failed solenoid to me, let's see what they find or don't find..... Ugghhh.
#635 of 836 Guess I've joined the club!
May 03, 2013 (2:53 pm)
Have had my 2013 Focus SE HB 6 spd auto. trans. for less than a week; already have been back to dealer for transmission issue...clattering noise from first to second gear (especially going up hill), odd shuddering, weard shifting (yes i am aware of the type of tran. this is, but something seems wrong!) Service mngr. gave me what sounds like a familier refrain on this forum: "needs to break in for 6k miles or so, will learn your driving style, is all perfectly normal" Why am I not convinced. So tell me, how do you get Ford (dealer) to fix a problem that they deny even exists? What good is the warranty if they won't acknowlege that something is wrong? Same thing with the lemon law. Do I just drive it, accept its faults (a brand ****ing new car!) and wait for it to completely tear up? Where do we go from here? Oh, and like almost everyone else, I love the car otherwise.
May 03, 2013 (5:29 pm)
Sorry to hear you've joined the club! My 2012 focus se less than 8k miles and have had for about a year now is in the shop for that very thing. . Shudder shake and jump. . Almost sounds like a song. Well it's determined that it's a clutch or clutch related and no denying the noise.. it was heard. . Like another person posted.. my parts to are in back order. .. until the end of June. .I found that quite comical! After reading everything. . Apparently my Ford dealer said that there are over 3800 parts in backorder for this very thing. .. you'd think that they would realize that there's a problem. ..hmmmm.. go figure!
#637 of 836 Re: back order on parts [starluck3000]
May 04, 2013 (8:08 am)
Im trying to wrap my head around this tranny. I wished I had extra one to fiddle with. But im not touching mine. Now suppose this. Do you think the Ford escape tranny would fit the focus? Its a 2.5l engine but the block looks identical.Even the valve covers are the same. Not sure about the RH axle carrier bearings but the shafts can be cut or lengthened. If it can fit . Ford should go that route. What do you do when you have a problem? you get rid off the problem right?. There has to be a swap that can be done. I do know the escapes are a cvt type transmission.You could use a external fluid cooler and not even need to change the cooling system. Also curios if the Mazda skyactive tranny would work.Can anyone suggest a swap kit. Ford should do this me thinks. Sometimes you got to walk away no? Ford should do this.I honestly think this transmission is not going to be around too long. It might be more cost effective for ford to swap over than to piddle around with something thats somewhat undesirable.They know there is a problem, I think they are trying to figure out what to do.Swap it is the better of two evils. any opinions.
#638 of 836 Re: back order on parts [starluck3000]
May 04, 2013 (5:16 pm)
I appreciate the input. At least now I'll have some info. next time I go to the dealer to discuss "the problem". Can you give any more detail about the parts that are needed fix.... ? I'd like to be as educated as possible before I talk to the service mngr. again. thanks
#639 of 836 Re: back order on parts [ptbish]
May 04, 2013 (8:20 pm)
Sure when we pick it up for strut work which the car was still sitting in the back. .I saw it. .I will ask the dealer specifically what the parts are called... probably be on invoice showing backordered... hopefully next week. . Fingers crossed.. not even sure if those parts are in. .. so i got a rental. .2012 Ford fusion. .. same tranny. .. runs beautiful! Should I'd got a fusion. . Would a should a could a... but didn't! Live and learn! Let you know when i get the part name. . I'll check with the hubby too...