Last post on Dec 11, 2013 at 12:31 PM
You are in the Ford Focus
What is this discussion about?
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#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.
#771 of 836 Re: 2013 Ford Focus Transmission Problems [mateo8]
Sep 19, 2013 (5:47 pm)
Just got a Focus the first of July. Most annoying car I have ever driven.
After reading the manual, (after having it back to the dealer) I have determined that some of the problem is the fact that the fuel is shut off when reducing speed no mater how little speed reduction is wanted. To me, this causes the car to jerk and lurch as the engine starts and stops when trying to maintain a slow speed. This is the stupidest idea I have ever heard of. I would gladly have a small reduction in gas mileage and not have the herky jerky driving experience. I hope Ford programs this out before I have to get rid of the car.
#772 of 836 Re: Just not seeing it [guido65]
Sep 23, 2013 (6:04 pm)
Well my great little car has been traded in. Ford told my wife she had to change her driving habits and I changed my buying habits, back to Toyota. Ford salesmen sit behind their desk hoping one of their old reliable escort and focus for the past 20 years don't come in complaining about this focus blunder, it should be a recall. don't buy a focus 2012 to 2014
#773 of 836 Re: Just not seeing it [guido65]
Sep 24, 2013 (12:56 pm)
Guido, no disrespect, but you need to do your homework.
I'll tell you what. I have 3700 miles on my Focus Ti sedan loaded(every option available for a price that includes an extended premium warranty)Tuxedo black and drives like a dream when it's warmed up and in 6th gear.
It shutters until warmed up .Sometimes at a stop sign in first gear it goes kaplunk. This car makes you want to drive by throttle.
It should be recalled as flashing doesn't work and I do have a degree in computer programming and Sci.
So, back to German ,or Japanese tech I go. Arivi Dechi
#774 of 836 Re: tranny woes [roaddawg]
Sep 24, 2013 (2:43 pm)
my sister inlaw has the same symptoms, will not roll in neutral as well. were you able to find the problem? any help would be greatly appreciated