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Old 03-16-2015, 06:43 PM   #101
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Yea I would assume so. I guess maybe if it was a rebuild write off then they may not apply.

2012 Focus have a 7 year 100k mil/160k km extended warranty on the trans now.

You could always just call your dealership and ask though to verify. Give them your VIN
I was told mine does not have 7yr/100k mi, just 6yr/75k. All 2012 Focuses now have 7/100k miles?
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I was told mine does not have 7yr/100k mi, just 6yr/75k. All 2012 Focuses now have 7/100k miles?
On all the areas they have issues: the seals, clutch and software it is 7/100k for all 2012's and I believe all 2013's and early 2014's, don't quote me on that last part. The TCM warranty is actually 10 year 150k I believe for all 2012-2015 Focus.
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On all the areas they have issues: the seals, clutch and software it is 7/100k for all 2012's and I believe all 2013's and early 2014's, don't quote me on that last part. The TCM warranty is actually 10 year 150k I believe for all 2012-2015 Focus.
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Clutch, transmission input shaft seals, and transmission software calibration: seven years of service or 100,000 miles from the warranty start date of the vehicle, whichever occurs first. Vehicles which have exceeded the mileage limits, this coverage expired January 31, 2015. Coverage is automatically transferred to subsequent owners. Vehicles covered under this program include certain 2011 through 2014 model year Fiesta vehicles and certain 2012 through 2014 model year Focus vehicles equipped with a DPS6 transmission.

Transmission Control Module Extended Warranty Coverage: 10 years of service or 150,000 miles from the warranty start date of the vehicle, whichever occurs first. If a vehicle has already exceeded either the time or mileage limits, this coverage will last through September 30, 2015. Coverage is automatically transferred to subsequent owners. Certain 2011 through 2015 Model Year Fiesta and 2012 through 2015 Model Year Focus Vehicles Equipped with a DPS6 Automatic Transmission are involved.

Your dealer will be able to check to be certain your vehicle is included, unfocused1.

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Clutch, transmission input shaft seals, and transmission software calibration: seven years of service or 100,000 miles from the warranty start date of the vehicle, whichever occurs first. Vehicles which have exceeded the mileage limits, this coverage expired January 31, 2015. Coverage is automatically transferred to subsequent owners. Vehicles covered under this program include certain 2011 through 2014 model year Fiesta vehicles and certain 2012 through 2014 model year Focus vehicles equipped with a DPS6 transmission.

Transmission Control Module Extended Warranty Coverage: 10 years of service or 150,000 miles from the warranty start date of the vehicle, whichever occurs first. If a vehicle has already exceeded either the time or mileage limits, this coverage will last through September 30, 2015. Coverage is automatically transferred to subsequent owners. Certain 2011 through 2015 Model Year Fiesta and 2012 through 2015 Model Year Focus Vehicles Equipped with a DPS6 Automatic Transmission are involved.

Your dealer will be able to check to be certain your vehicle is included, unfocused1.

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Old 03-18-2015, 04:20 PM   #105
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So, i read through this entire thread. i did not know you are to drive a manual and an automatic differently. all these years switching between my 5.0 5 speed and my wife's Expedition i've been doing it wrong.

i've only experienced the herky jerkiness at low speeds the first couple times i drove it. i've naturally adjusted my driving, so i suppose i drive it like a manual now. ?? i have noticed it shifts from first to second REAL early when you're light on the throttle and it happens somewhat leasurely.

what i don't like is the lagging kick down at highway speeds. give it gas, watch the rpms shoot to near redline, and brace for the clutches to grab and accelerate you. soooo, i've stopped sudden passes. i plan them out and accelerate to pass in stages. slightly increase speed until a good downshift then a little more agressive/deliberate throttle to get the gear i want and the clutches hooked with little hesitation. i don't do THAT in a manual. but is that normal for this DCT or should i have it checked out?
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what i don't like is the lagging kick down at highway speeds. give it gas, watch the rpms shoot to near redline, and brace for the clutches to grab and accelerate you. soooo, i've stopped sudden passes. i plan them out and accelerate to pass in stages. slightly increase speed until a good downshift then a little more agressive/deliberate throttle to get the gear i want and the clutches hooked with little hesitation. i don't do THAT in a manual. but is that normal for this DCT or should i have it checked out?
Ya, mine has only done that a couple of times... if you do the "clutch scrubbing" where you do some full throttle acceleration runs it will definitely minimize that... I try to get on it, after it's fully warmed up, to where it's shifting at redline with the throttle floored at least a couple of times a day.... somehow it seems in the adaptive learning that it will learn to grab and go much sooner, or it could be the clothes themselves need a bit of a cleaning sometimes too.
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I'm considering the purchase of a left-over 2014 Focus SE Hatch. Pretty awesome incentives are making these cheap. That said, I'm worried about the trans. I understand that a DCT will drive different than an auto, and in fact most of my cars are manual, so I get the way a dry clutch will react to throttle movements and such. The driveability difference doesn't concern me. Durability on the other hand does. I think I'm a pretty good candidate for the DCT being no big deal - I live in the sticks, so stop and go is rare.

I know that complaints are a lot more visual than happy customers, but man are there a lot of complaints. I'm trying to get a sense of percentages. What percentage of buyers are fine with the DCT? 80%? 90%? 99%? I'm hoping for a car that will serve me relatively trouble free for the next 200k miles.
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I'm considering the purchase of a left-over 2014 Focus SE Hatch. Pretty awesome incentives are making these cheap. That said, I'm worried about the trans. I understand that a DCT will drive different than an auto, and in fact most of my cars are manual, so I get the way a dry clutch will react to throttle movements and such. The driveability difference doesn't concern me. Durability on the other hand does. I think I'm a pretty good candidate for the DCT being no big deal - I live in the sticks, so stop and go is rare.

I know that complaints are a lot more visual than happy customers, but man are there a lot of complaints. I'm trying to get a sense of percentages. What percentage of buyers are fine with the DCT? 80%? 90%? 99%? I'm hoping for a car that will serve me relatively trouble free for the next 200k miles.
I would guess 90%+, but that's just a guess... That said, most of the 2014's, especially any leftover ones, are the later versions with most of the early seal/clutch issues ironed out... After my '13 got the new seals and cluthes, I've been 20k miles with just minor quirks I can live with. The thing is even in stop and go traffic it's not a big deal as long as you get on off the throttle deliberately, like this thread talks about... I get stuck in traffic sometimes with my commute and as long as you don't try to constantly tailgate, like you wouldn't with a manual anyway, then you are fine.
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The one I'm considering has a March 2014 build date, so from what I can tell it should have all of the latest parts from new. That said, that date also falls outside the window of the extended warranty...
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The one I'm considering has a March 2014 build date, so from what I can tell it should have all of the latest parts from new. That said, that date also falls outside the window of the extended warranty...
Sounds good to me, just make sure you give a nice and thorough test drive and also barter them for a good deal! :)
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