Last post on Dec 05, 2013 at 6:40 AM
You are in the Ford Focus
What is this discussion about?
Ford Focus SVT, Ford Focus, Coupe, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
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#795 of 824 Re: Worried about my Ford Focus [gene106]
Oct 14, 2013 (2:55 pm)
Don't buy American just to buy American. You had a Hyundai Tucson and a Pontiac Vibe (Toyota Matrix) and you were satisfied. I also have a 2001 Ford Ranger that had to have a torque converter replaced under warranty, way back. The truck has been fine since. I have always been a Ford man but, not any more. Trust me, unload that thing before any more headaches or worse. A Hyundai Elantra or KIA Forte is a better car. I chose the Forte for the extra comfort. Knee, leg and front seating is much better in the 2014 Forte than the Focus.
#796 of 824 2012 Ford Focus Transmission Problems
Oct 23, 2013 (6:00 pm)
After 9 months of really horrible driving conditions namely: severe gear change judder; re-programming of the computer module; loss of acceleration when moving from go; unexpected roll back on slopes; noisy clutch motors; and one major transmission repair (which failed after just 200 miles); the Lemon Law arbitrator, through the BBB Auto Line, advised Ford that they must repurchase or replace my vehicle.
For all those consumers who have experienced similar problems and concerns, and consider their car a LEMON.....PLEASE, PLEASE challenge Ford through the BBB Auto Line. Ford should not be allowed to sell vehicles with transmissions that they know to be suspect.
Incidentally, the 2012 and 2013 Ford Focus transmissions have been replaced in all 2014 models.
#797 of 824 Re: Should you buy a 2013 Focus? [maniac4]
Oct 23, 2013 (6:23 pm)
well you are wrong Ford wont fix it they will give you the runaround, and if you like the herky jerky dual clutch feel you don't appreciate the finer things in life, keep your Ford you deserve it.
#799 of 824 Re: 2012 Ford Focus Transmission Problems [mikeejenee]
Oct 24, 2013 (5:47 am)
quote: Incidentally, the 2012 and 2013 Ford Focus transmissions have been replaced in all 2014 models.
sad to say, people are reporting the same problems with 2014 models.
you can read tens more posts about this at focusfanatics.com by using their search feature for the various DCT buzzwords like shudder, grind, transmission
#800 of 824 jerky transmission
Oct 26, 2013 (4:41 pm)
mine started after 10km. I'm now driving japanese car. My dealer told it was normal. What the hell. i felt like i was gambling my life every time I step on the pedal in a busy road of Toronto. This is my first car ever and worked had to get it. That was the biggest mistake of my life. Very embarrassing. This problem has to be fixed and should be a recall. I will never buy Ford again. Unfortunately their victims are always first time car buyers....
#801 of 824 Re: Transmission slips, dealership gives runaround... [cfarrell]
Oct 29, 2013 (4:57 am)
there's a leak between the engine and transmission that damages the automatic clutch plate. this needs to be replaced.
#803 of 824 Another new clutch! Yeah.
Oct 30, 2013 (9:12 am)
2012 Focus hatchback - Clutch #2 is going in Monday. So irritated - will Ford just keep replacing the clutch until I turn it back in next summer? And apparently, they still haven't fixed the issue with the clutch, yet they keep selling them.
We are back to the old 'Fix or repair daily' days - anyone else remember that saying.
Come on Ford! Get it together.
#804 of 824 Re: Another new clutch! Yeah. [annie110774]
Oct 30, 2013 (9:13 am)
Oh and should I mention the MS Sync touch screen radio is a piece of crap! Mine continues to go down- completely black for days at a time. This last time, over a week with nothing.