Originally Posted by feta_mgp
As does any new car in it's first MY. Though the Focus has had more problems crop up than many others in their first year in the last decade or so (I ran comparisons in another thread of the Focus, Mazda 3, Corolla, Forte, and a few others) something of note is that its also far more technology-laden than the rest of the pack it competes against, without being far more expensive.
Transmissions often seem to be trouble spots. Early '00s Audi CVTs. '06 Explorer 6-speeds. I'm interested how the '13 Accord CVTs and Mazda Skyactiv trannies are doing. The former is a proven tech but new to Honda and the latter is a new hybrid tech. I looked at an Accord forum and the only CVT complaint I saw was some low speed jerkiness that some complained didn't befit an otherwise highly refined car. Haven't looked into the Skyactiv yet. Anybody else know of any 1st year problems with those?