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#737 of 823 Re: 2013 Focus Titanium - Same issues [fujisawa]
Aug 27, 2013 (10:19 pm)
I just brought the 2013 Ford Titanium on Aug 3,2013 and I ended up taking it back the dealership about the noise and the way it changed gears and it is a automatic. They took it for a test drive and said everything is okay. And that it has a selective shift transmission and its going to change like a straight drive. I was not please with that but I still hear a noise. And I am have electronic problems the Sync sticks on station and you can't really turn your radio off without it popping back on. What problems are you experiencing?
#738 of 823 Re: 2013 Focus Titanium - Same issues [angieb7]
Aug 28, 2013 (2:18 am)
To understand the scope of problems being reported you should take as long as you need reading posts at the website focus fanatics dot com.
Do a forum search for the word transmission to get started.
Most focus's seem fine but a small percent are plagued with these problems and their owners battle a dealer memo which says its all normal and you must be driving it wrong. If you end up with one of the problem vehicles, you face a very discouraging uphill battle against the "everything is normal" memo.
This memo's mis-information can be quickly de-bunked by driving at VW GTI which also has a dual clutch transmission.
Fixes posted over there range from re-flashes, to clutches to complete teardowns.
Worth your time to read the hundreds and hundreds of posts over there from other focus owners.
Also if you goto fords focus facebook page, scroll back days under "recent posts by others" and you can see people over there seeking help for the same symptoms.
#739 of 823 Re: 2012 Focus transmission self-destruction [kevmac44]
Aug 28, 2013 (11:00 am)
I also have a 2012 Ford Focus I have 98,000 miles on it but it has always been a problem since day one. In face the transmission actually began shifting hard when it hit 1,000 miles and between July 2011 until now I have constantly taken it back with them only telling me that thats just how the transmission is. O by the way it is a Ford Focus SE.....I feel like the t est dummy tellng you to take it back tell them you want to switch it out if you are still under warranty. The car is horrbly made....from the insulation floors and everything my bike is more qualified to ride than this car. O yea my transmission overheats and I stay in chicago. The computer tells me to wait 8 minutes.....the engine is also running hard....but the biggest concern is the trans! Im really stuck with a piece of shit....Fords are terribly built they should be ashamed and I hope that hopefully we as consumers will one day get our money back for alll this crap!
#740 of 823 Re: 2013 Focus Titanium - Same issues [mr_cassandra]
Aug 29, 2013 (3:52 pm)
I'm on Focus Fanatics a lot and Ford has just been fined for not recalling the Escape soon enough. The Focus will be next and well it should be. Spread the word Puffin
#741 of 823 I HATE MY FORD FOCUS
Aug 29, 2013 (4:30 pm)
Now lucky to get 22 MPG; thing shutters and shakes; thrusts and rushes. Horrible horrible and unsafe car. Taught me for buying American. It's a shame. Truly.
#742 of 823 possible solution for focus DCT problems
Aug 30, 2013 (1:48 am)
This thread is located at:
Here is the message that has just been posted:
It's been a while since I posted. But I watch this thread constantly, looking for info "just in case". I went to my dealership today for routine maintenance, and like always, I asked about the transmission issues they've seen. I let them know that on this site, I had seen that some have received "new & improved transmission replacements". My rep told me that, yes there is a revised trans, with a re-designed clutch assembly, that Ford has available, for the replacement of defective trannys. Mine, "KNOCK ON WOOD!!!" is still flawless at 32,000 miles. But I do have the extended 100k warranty, which he said if mine does start to act up, they would probably implement the replacement tranny. I am now FULLY CONFIDENT, that Ford is on top of this, and I know longer have a feeling of dread. But to those of you who are having the serious issues, look for dealerships that really care. If you are in the Virginia area, go to Williamsburg Ford [headbang] THEY ROCK!
#743 of 823 Re: possible solution for focus DCT problems [mr_cassandra]
Aug 30, 2013 (11:20 am)
That is great news to hear ,I just wish ford had better p.r about these issues.
Aug 30, 2013 (4:33 pm)
After our 2012 focus was in service department for third time for same transmission problems they told us everything was correct and they gave us that memo of characteristics of the transmission that other people have been getting,so i have sent a formal complaint letter to Ford Motor Company this week and I will post the reply if I receive one.
Sep 02, 2013 (8:07 pm)
Is the DCT the exact same transmission on both the focus and the fiesta?
#746 of 823 Re: 2013 Focus Titanium - Same issues [angieb7]
Sep 03, 2013 (7:07 am)
I have a 2013 Focus hatch with the DSG tranny. I've only run into rough shifting after coming off the highway in extreme heat. Specifically a Vegas run over the July 4th Holiday and when we got off the freeway for gas the car shuddered and stumbled on take off and had rough shifts. There is a TSB for this condition and my dealer did the ECU reprogram for me and haven't had the problem since, even in stop and go in Palm Springs a few weeks ago.
I've had no other problems, love my MyFord and Sync.