Even after talking to Ford, the dealership called me saying nothing can be done about it as there is no fix from Ford.
I dont see how that is the case since Tarzanalog had the issue fixed in this post: 2012 Focus SE Transmission Grinding
There is no way this issue is not causing any long-term damage. I'm afraid Ford will find a fix right around the time the warranty runs out.
Anyone else have any ideas?