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Old 10-02-2012, 08:15 PM   #48
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Originally Posted by darkangelism View Post
The other thing about the number of complaints is how big are the sites and how many cars are sold, there are a lot more corollas and foci, so it is not surprising that they have more complaints.
Originally Posted by feta_mgp View Post
Did some searching on the complains site lifocus posted.

2010 (first year of new model) Mazda 3 - 97
2010 (first year of new model) Honda Civic - 102
2008 (first year of new model) Toyota Corolla - 170
2011 (revised but not new generation) Corolla - 81
2012 (first year of new model) Ford Focus - 177

I will say, it's sad to see the Focus has more than any other listed, but to it's defense, a LOT of those complaints had to do with the DCT, and none of those others employ a DCT/DSG transmission.
I posted this quick analysis of mine a few weeks ago. Powertrain complaints to NHTSA per 1,000 vehicles sold. All numbers are for the life of the current gen model.

Elantra: 8 / 351,855 * 1000 = 0.02
Veloster: 3 / 34,602 * 1000 = 0.09
Cruze: 39 / 411,041 * 1000 = 0.09
Focus: 56 / 322,774 * 1000 = 0.17

Sadly the Focus has about twice the rate of complaints on the powertrain, almost all about the DCT. I looked through the actual complaints and only a few had to do with hill rollback, etc. Most mentioned a jerking, shuddering, or some other highly unusual and abnormal characteristic. And remember the Veloster also has a DCT.
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