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#657 of 825 Focus Transmission Problems
May 09, 2013 (2:19 pm)
Hi...I have a 2013 Ford Focus. I have 4600 miles on it. The other day I started noticing a klunking noise, and I could feel a vibration in it. I called my dealership and they told me to bring it in. Of course when the service guy drove it, it didnt make any noice....I got in it with him and we went for a little drive and sure enough the klunking started. Heres what I was told.....apparently the focus has a issue and will "shudder". They can fix this fairly easy. HOWEVER.....mine issue is in the transmission, and they said something about when it goes to 3rd gear. Thankfully I didnt get the run around from my dealership. They got me a loaner told me that it would be about a week and said they will call when they get in there and find the problem. I am not happy about this. I dont think I should have to drive around a brand new car that has had the transmission torn down. I have had better luck buying used cars!
#658 of 825 Re: back order on parts [ptbish]
May 10, 2013 (5:56 pm)
Well thats it the focus it is gone for good ,,I traded it in for a escape. little money lost but a loss is a loss. the dealer owner was there and help greatly. thank goodness I wont have any more dct to worry about. I wont be posting here no more . but for sure in the escape pages. Do yourself a favor a dump it fast. its value is dropping like a rock. yes I lost a testicle but im free at last.
good luck guys and girls but you got to know when to throw in the towel.I did and am very pleased.
the end of over a year of aggravation god bless
#659 of 825 Re: back order on parts [maniac4]
May 11, 2013 (5:08 am)
does the Escape have a front wheel version or a 2.0 and what tranny does it offer that makes you feel so good?
Surely the millage will differ.
#660 of 825 Re: back order on parts [puffinalong]
May 11, 2013 (6:34 am)
Yes fwd...motor 2.5 liter . transmission 6 speed torque convertor..It does have a select shift option . but I prolly wont be using that part of it ....mileage is ok. but it does eat more gas. keep in mind its got 49 miles on it. so the motor is very tight.Cant really say much else . Its built right I can say that . From a perspective of the little miles and what Im seeing.. A word on the focus..once I saw how small that tranny was especially the clutch...I traded while the new clutch was being installed. why heck! that clutch is tiny.
#661 of 825 Re: 2012 Focus transmission self-destruction [starluck3000]
May 12, 2013 (8:06 pm)
Wow, I just found this website and now I know I'm not alone. My 2012 Focus Sel has been at the dealer 3 times because I knew something was not right with the transmission. Each time they tell me owe yeah we've adjusted it and it is better, but even after they pulled the transmission it seems better for a few weeks, then back to jumpy and rattling. I love my car, it's my first new car I've ever had. Leave it to me to pick a lemon by the way, I'm going to take a trip and going to go up a large grad. Can anyone explain to me how to get the car more power for going up grade? I've read my manual 10 times, but I don't have overdrive cancel, so I assume I need to put it in "S" mode, but then what? Help please.
#662 of 825 Re: 2012 Focus transmission self-destruction [robo309]
May 13, 2013 (11:01 am)
I wouldn't play with the S mode especially down shifting.
Do you have a 2.0 or a 1.6?
I have Ti, Ford made a mistake getting rid of then SEL Focus IMAO,
Save your money up and trade or sell it before your tranny goes and keep all records. Puffin
#663 of 825 Re: 2012 Focus transmission self-destruction [puffinalong]
May 13, 2013 (6:09 pm)
Yup puf is right on. Save all documents and dump that car as soon as you can. We will prevail in a court of law if we stand together,. Ford knows this . they simply cant get away with this anymore. thank god for the internet.
#664 of 825 Re: 2012 Focus transmission self-destruction [robo309]
May 15, 2013 (8:45 am)
Robo, if your tranny is reluctant to downshift when going up a grade, shift into S mode and use the rocker switch on the shift lever to manually downshift. I do this all the time, but rather I do it to upshift at 35 mph to save fuel since the it won't automatically upshift until 40 mph.
#665 of 825 Re: I am NOT alone!!! [kirstie_h]
May 15, 2013 (11:35 am)
Kirstie, no one is asking for help from Shifty,or you.
All we want is that, if you know that a problem exist as in the Focus tell us.
We don't get on here just for T.C.O: or T.M.V. I thought we were all members that try to help one another.
You can't say the Focus DCT isn't suspect.
Maybe, I don't know what the host on Edsmund do.
#666 of 825 Re: I am NOT alone!!! [puffinalong]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
May 15, 2013 (12:24 pm)
Well, there's no way for our editors to know about every problem on every vehicle, especially those that show up after the first few months of ownership. Our editors provide some initial reviews, and in those reviews they point out what they see as flaws.
We try to provide info by way of consumer reviews - these are reviews of the vehicle provided by people who OWN the vehicle. That's the same way many other sites gather data on issues and reliability - by polling consumers who own the vehicle. Our editors generally have a vehicle sample of one, meaning they would have driven one Focus of any particular model year. Consumer reviews offer a sample of multiple vehicles, and that's better since not all vehicles will have an issue, even if that issue is prevalent on that model.
The point is that we don't "hide" info from consumers because the manufacturer has purchased advertising here. I guess I'm not exactly sure what you're looking for, or expecting...?
(Host, by the way, are just here to help guide conversation and help people find their way around... and to ensure that no one's trolling, spamming, etc.)