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#692 of 832 2013 Focus Titanium - Same issues
Jun 20, 2013 (9:35 am)
Wish I had found this forum earlier. Just took my 2013 Focus Titanium into the dealer - 450 miles on it. The same grinding noise that is reported is what I heard. The service department manager tried to tell me it was normal - and from the reports on here, it sounds like it is. I guess I take it in, they don't fix it and repeat this a couple more times and let the lemon law kick in. I'm really sad because I like everything else about the car. I don't hold out much hope that Ford will care enough to fix it.
#693 of 832 Re: two websites about DSC tranmission problems [iamz]
Jun 20, 2013 (12:35 pm)
"And 204,251 Fiestas with the Powershift tranny have been sold in the US and Canada since 2010. That would mean less than 1% of those Powershifts went bad. "
Completely forgot to add the Foci with Powershifts (I own a Fiesta - So, there are about 520,000 Powershift equipped Foci (couldn't find an exact number because of the model year change over) along with 200,000 plus Fiestas. That's over 720,000 powershift equipped Fords out there. Judging by the number of people who have reported complete failures across multiple Focus and Fiesta forums, less than a fraction of 1% are failing.
#694 of 832 Re: two websites about DSC tranmission problems [iamz]
Jun 21, 2013 (3:50 am)
Not to mention the hundreds of thousands sold in China, Thailand and other far east countries.
#695 of 832 Re: 2012 Focus all is well [pkolinski]
Jul 15, 2013 (12:49 pm)
The Power Train transmissions have a warranty of 150k miles. Whether or not you pay any labor I don't know, after the main warranty is up. Ford was never a company to care about offering great warranty compared to Hyundai. However, that being said, I've heard horror stories about Hyundai owners getting the dealer to cover things under there "100k mile warranty" so it's a toss up. There was a seal apparently which has issues on normal Focus trannies. I have the SFE which uses the Automatic Powershift transmission which came in the SFE Super Fuel Efficiency model, which frankly they say only gets 2mpg more then a normal Focus model with a normal transmission. You can contact Ford themselves as it seems one Ford dealer will cover things and another one won't. Might want to ask around you area and see which Ford dealer will take care of it for you. That would be the one I'd switch my service to. Some car buyers like me bought Extended Warranties for 7 years, and they claim they are transferable to the next buyer of the car. Maybe the dealer who sold it didn't know that. Ask Ford and give them your VIN and see if your previous owner had the extended warranty which they claim is transferrable to the next owner.
#696 of 832 Need help figuring out if I just need some new parts and not a new tranny!
Jul 15, 2013 (8:49 pm)
I have a 2005 Ford Focus ZX4 SE with 130,00 miles on it.
I was in a turn lane waiting for the light to change and as I stepped on the gas my car started to make a really loud screeching noise. I tried stepping on the gas and it wouldn't go. It only makes the noise when it is in any other gear except park. I had no wrench lights on my dash board come on at all either. I also just had my oil changed 3 weeks before and the all fluid was topped off so it wasn't empty. The car seemed to be running just fine and showed no signs of my transmission slipping, at least that I know of. I always get it serviced on time and take it to the shop at the first sign of any problem. Any idea if it is just a part that can be replaced or the whole tranny? My mechanic is trying to get me to pay $2,300 for a used one with labor and I can not afford that kind of money as I am a broke college student in debt!