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Old 12-16-2012, 07:40 PM   #1710
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First gear clunk

I have a 2012 SEL with a 7/16/2012 production and 2400 miles. I have been reading the trans issues on this thread. My Focus is well behaved compared to many posts here. I prefer to drive in the manual shift mode and have experienced just a handful of abnormal shifting events. It does have a fairly consistent clunk when down shifting into first gear when coming to a stop. If I do a manual first gear shift it is always smooth, it is just the automatic transfer to first that clunks but not every time. Any one else experiencing this issue?

Other than this first gear issue I love the car. A lot more power than I had expected, handles great on a curved freeway ramp, got 40 mpg on a trip from Vegas to San Diego.
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