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#633 of 833 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 833 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 833 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 833 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 833 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 833 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...
#640 of 833 Re: Guess I've joined the club! [ptbish]
May 06, 2013 (6:14 am)
Are you still having problems? Mine has 3000miles and i got the same story from the service manager. "needs to break in" wth!!
cant believe i am driving a brand new (not cheap) car and it sounds like a bucket of bolts!
May 06, 2013 (6:22 am)
Thank you to everyone on here posting about their Ford Focus and the issues!! I have felt so alone until today!! I have a 2013 Focus Titanium with the powershift/select shift and have transmission issues, displays goes blank while in drive, back up camera/detector let me back into something, the black trim is turning all white, the skirt around the bottom is falling off, i roll backwards (and forwards) while in drive on the smallest of hills, lots of wind noise on the highway--so loud you cant talk to anyone live or on the phone and when i hit a bump i feel like the car is going to fall apart. The transmissions issues range from the shifting noise that they say is normal from 2nd-4th gear, the jerking while taking off or just doing anything. I was so excited to buy this car---my very first ever on my very own and i am so upset i dont know what to do. Neither the service or sales manager while acknowledge me or that i have a problem with the car. So seriously considering trading it in!! Sad, just Sad.
#642 of 833 Re: I am NOT alone!!! [sharilee1963]
May 06, 2013 (7:51 am)
You'll lose a lot of money on a trade.
I agree with your post though I tried to warn everyone on here
but, to no avail. I have a Focus Ti and I don't drive it hardly at all. I have 1600 miles on it.(in 4 months) I'm dumping it and going back to a German or Japanese car.
Consumer reports ,which I should of read stated the Focus had a black circle for reliability.
How it got rated # 1 compact car is crazy. The car is noisy,rough riding and the transmission is suspect.
You can't expect Edmunds to help you as Ford advertises on here.I've been on Edmunds for 20 years.I use to love the Integra days and Nippon Only,Himmler,Syder,Luv My Sepher all those guys were knowledgeable.
You never hear about the class action suit brewing over the Focus DCT transmission on here.
Sorry you had to join the club,but hang on to it for at least 2 yrs.You have a 6 year warranty on the tranny.So keep bringing it back and put My Garage and Ford motor in your favorites .You will be able to print out all your service calls.I have had 4 electrical visit as the sync and nav went kaput and car locked me out twice. Unreal for 23k and trying to be patriotic.
Be well and prosper. Puffin