Last post on Dec 11, 2013 at 12:31 PM
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#761 of 836 2013 Ford Focus Transmission Problems
Sep 10, 2013 (12:16 pm)
Purchased Jan 2013 the new Ford Focus.. worst decision in my life to buy this car. Weeks later it was lurching forward and almost caused us to get in an accident more than once. Later it didn't go in reverse. I took it in for "reprogramming" less lurching..reverse is ok...last
couple of months..shudders in 1st and lurches in 2nd and 3rd... It seems to be when it's warmer outside..but I can't put my finger on this.... will take it in again on Thursday....for whatever they need to do to it....Higher speeds and gears seem fine... How about if I ask them to put in a clutch and I would drive it much smoother myself... Should I file a complaint..? I am a bit leary of having my kids with me in this car... I lust looking at the Honda Civic lately.
#762 of 836 Re: 2013 Ford Focus Transmission Problems [mateo8]
Sep 11, 2013 (4:04 pm)
I would go on record with a complaint with the NHtSA and with Ford.
It's no joke I know how you feel.
Sep 11, 2013 (8:16 pm)
I have 2005 Ford Focus ZX4 SE automatic with about 157,000 miles that will not go into any gear. I've only had the car a few months, it has a rebuilt transmission but I have not noticed any slipping or other issues with it. I was leaving a soccer game on Saturday when the problem occurred. I backed out if the parking space, drove forward about 30 yards to the exit and waited for traffic to clear. When I stepped on the gas to go I went forward fir about 3 secs then heard a weird screeching noise and it was as the car was in neutral. After getting the car to the side of the road I tried shifting from park to reverse and to drive but still no luck in either. When moving the shifter it does not even sound like its going into gear.
The mechanic I took it to is saying something broke inside the transmission requiring a rebuild or replacement. I was really hoping that it would not come to that. Please let me know any other possibilities.
Sep 15, 2013 (11:57 am)
I see that Ford has been selling alot of new vehicles and I wonder how may have been focus,s. I have also noticed that Ford has alot of recalls going on right now and it bothers me that there are so many. I hope Ford will step up and fix the transmission problems all of us are having with the focus.
#765 of 836 Just not seeing it
Sep 15, 2013 (5:31 pm)
I took the time during my last oil change to talk with the service advisor about these Ford Focus Transmission issues. He admitted that at first the 2012 and some 2013 did have some re-programming issues with the DCT transmissions. However when they are re-programmed they are fine. He has not seen any repeat issues. This is a fairly large Ford dealership. I then went home took the time to call an additional 3 Ford dealerships in my city. All of them said about the same thing. So, I have to wonder how many of these posts are Ford haters spreading rumors about a great little car?? Shame on you if you are doing this...
#766 of 836 Re: Just not seeing it [guido65]
Sep 16, 2013 (2:04 pm)
I totally agree with the others my 2012 had a transmission recall so i took it in then now a couple months later I'm having the same issues from before....I wish I never traded my 09 for the 12 worst mistake!
#767 of 836 Re: 2013 Ford Focus Transmission Problems [puffinalong]
Sep 17, 2013 (9:18 am)
so how will a report to NHTSA help me..?
Yesterday the vehicle when driven after 20 minutes locally went through this
interval of bucking like a bronco.. today it started after about 25 mintues of local use..
Can the NHTSA help?
I was thinking of driving into Honda and trade it on for CIVIC..I dont' need this case of bad nerves its giving me...
#768 of 836 Re: DCT transmission [abqwinter]
Sep 19, 2013 (3:38 am)
does anyone know if it's possible to install a pvez engine and tranny into a 01 ford focus sedan
#769 of 836 Re: Just not seeing it [guido65]
Sep 19, 2013 (8:15 am)
I am not a Ford hater. I LOVE Ford. I appreciate the fact that they didn't take the bail out. I have owned a Ford since 1999, with only a 2 year lapse when I owned a horrible Chrysler. I finally traded my 2003 Ford Taurus in this year for a Ford Focus. It bucks, jumps, grumbles and all that bad stuff people are mentioning. And my car dealer just admitted that he gets a car for testing, makes sure that it was revved and the kinks are out before the possible purchaser tries it.
Love my Ford, hope they get this fixed. I really don't want to deal with this all the time. It's not a good feeling.
#770 of 836 Re: DCT transmission [stayfocus01]
Sep 19, 2013 (8:22 am)
The PZEV engine became available mid way in 03 year and was standard in certain States ( CA., NY and N.E. ) in model year 04. the 2.3 PZEV is a perfect engine for the Focus. The engine in mine runs as well as new at 135,000 miles. I would think that there would not be to many modifications to swap.