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Old 03-23-2013, 01:36 PM   #121
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I am hoping to get some answers or hoping someone is having the same concern. When slowing down for a red light and then accelerating before coming to a complete stop the transmission slams into gear as if someone rear ended me. Also the other day I was out with my daughter shopping and when I came out to my car to leave the car started and I placed it into reverse but the car would not move. The engine would just revv but would not move. I turned the car off and tried again but nothing again. I then turned it off and let it sit for a few minutes and tried again before calling roadside assistance and it finally would move in reverse. I have not had it happen to me again but it worries me. Please help.
This happened to me tonight. slammed in to gear, then slow acceleration but eventually took off, felt like I was rear ended. 2013 Titanium with 13,000 kms.
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This happened to me tonight. slammed in to gear, then slow acceleration but eventually took off, felt like I was rear ended. 2013 Titanium with 13,000 kms.
Ford stated that the sensation you are feeling "Trailer Hitching" is "Normal", I have felt it a few times, once the car lunged at a light and, felt like a dropped gear in a manual then high rpms, grind and etc..
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Ford stated that the sensation you are feeling "Trailer Hitching" is "Normal", I have felt it a few times, once the car lunged at a light and, felt like a dropped gear in a manual then high rpms, grind and etc..
It's my wife's car. I myself am a gear head and have done 90% of the work on my cars for 30 years. That "Trailer Hitching" is NOT NORMAL, I don't care what they say. My HEMI Magnum with a selectable gearbox does not do that even with the DiabloSport Tune in it. My one-ton dually Diesel rarely does anything close to that.

Oh well, we have the 6 year extended waranty so I'll drive it like I drive all my other vehicles and Ford can replace what breaks.
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It's my wife's car. I myself am a gear head and have done 90% of the work on my cars for 30 years. That "Trailer Hitching" is NOT NORMAL, I don't care what they say. My HEMI Magnum with a selectable gearbox does not do that even with the DiabloSport Tune in it. My one-ton dually Diesel rarely does anything close to that.

Oh well, we have the 6 year extended waranty so I'll drive it like I drive all my other vehicles and Ford can replace what breaks.
I know what your saying, but the Focus has a DCT and upon similar complaints to my dealer I was handed a 2 page handout that was basically an addendum to the issues people are experiencing/complaining about. Ford does not tell you this up front, they just say "it's normal for a that model of car".

If you never received or saw the handout, it's in my first post here:

2013 Focus Titanium Transmission Noise (Grinding) Dealer Handout
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I hear ya but I don't care if the transmission has 7 clutches, that BANG and loss of power is not a design feature... it is a design flaw! It better not do that when I am attempting to pass on one of our country roads or then there will be lawyers involved. LOL!!
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This happened to me tonight. slammed in to gear, then slow acceleration but eventually took off, felt like I was rear ended. 2013 Titanium with 13,000 kms.

This happened to me a couple times, once with my wife in the car and the drive train shock was so extreme she really thought we had been rear ended.

Thus tranny is an epic POS.
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I hear ya but I don't care if the transmission has 7 clutches, that BANG and loss of power is not a design feature... it is a design flaw! It better not do that when I am attempting to pass on one of our country roads or then there will be lawyers involved. LOL!!
Anything that Ford doesn't want to pay to fix is considered 'normal'.

Their definition of 'normal' doesn't mean the same thing as it does to most people.

Apparently it means "repairing this would cost money we don't want to spend". Therefore, the problems with your car are "normal".
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New TSB

Posted on April 11th

5917 - 2012-2013 Focus - DPS6 Transmission Concerns - DTCs P2832 And/Or P2837
See TSB: 13-04-06 for details. 13-04-06
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5917 - 2012-2013 Focus - DPS6 Transmission Concerns - DTCs P2832 And/Or P2837
See TSB: 13-04-06 for details. 13-04-06
Do you have the details?
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