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Yesterday 06:05 PM
Polarmud
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Originally Posted by 1turbofocus View Post
I will , I have 2 MK3 and will more then likely buy another at some point

I stole my second one , test drove it used , shudder was so bad couldnt hardly drive it , found out it was a buy back , haggled for 3 weeks and got it for my price because they couldnt fix it , loaded my Custom Tune and drove it home with 80% of the shudder gone with first try

I dont get all the fussing from the guys that still have shudder when there is a solution out there that works to cure it on most of the MK3 I have done , Ford dealers have figured it out there my best customers now LOL

I dont ever see Ford fixing this

Tom
Hey Turbo Focus, I appreciate the info on here. So you are saying it would be wise of me to get your tune right after I buy a new 16 Focus. Which I would do if I got one. I have ran across a few other posts on other forums saying that a tune like yours is a drastic improvement. I'm still a little hesitant...
Yesterday 11:36 AM
cruisencode
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Originally Posted by 1turbofocus View Post
<snip>I dont ever see Ford fixing this
And this is why I will not be buying another Ford.

As for your tune, I can't do it right now. Honestly, I'll probably end up dumping the Focus around the end of the year.
Yesterday 11:31 AM
1turbofocus I will , I have 2 MK3 and will more then likely buy another at some point

I stole my second one , test drove it used , shudder was so bad couldnt hardly drive it , found out it was a buy back , haggled for 3 weeks and got it for my price because they couldnt fix it , loaded my Custom Tune and drove it home with 80% of the shudder gone with first try

I dont get all the fussing from the guys that still have shudder when there is a solution out there that works to cure it on most of the MK3 I have done , Ford dealers have figured it out there my best customers now LOL

I dont ever see Ford fixing this

Tom
Yesterday 06:36 AM
cruisencode
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Originally Posted by Polarmud View Post
Now now. all of the big 3 have got issues. Just google search "Active Fuel Management" and you'll see what I'm talking about.
You asked for thoughts and I told you mine. If you want to ignore it or downplay what I've experienced with my Focus, that's up to you. I, however, will not be buying another Ford.
08-25-2016 05:37 PM
Polarmud
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Originally Posted by cruisencode View Post
Based on my experience with my 2014 Focus, I'd say don't buy it. As a matter of fact, I doubt I will ever buy a Ford again.
Now now. all of the big 3 have got issues. Just google search "Active Fuel Management" and you'll see what I'm talking about.
08-25-2016 10:34 AM
TooOld
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Originally Posted by MichaelD View Post
I have an early-production 2012, and I'd happily buy a 2016 Focus. I say go for it.
And based on my '14 DCT, I purchased a '15 DCT. I concur: go for it.
08-25-2016 10:30 AM
cruisencode
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Originally Posted by Polarmud View Post
Is it fair to say that the 16 models are better than the previous years. I would really like to get a new Focus, but I'm very hesitant on these DCT issues.
Based on my experience with my 2014 Focus, I'd say don't buy it. As a matter of fact, I doubt I will ever buy a Ford again.
08-25-2016 10:28 AM
MichaelD
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Originally Posted by Polarmud View Post
Is it fair to say that the 16 models are better than the previous years. I would really like to get a new Focus, but I'm very hesitant on these DCT issues.
I have an early-production 2012, and I'd happily buy a 2016 Focus. I say go for it.
08-25-2016 09:00 AM
rob_gray
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Originally Posted by Polarmud View Post
Is it fair to say that the 16 models are better than the previous years. I would really like to get a new Focus, but I'm very hesitant on these DCT issues.
Dont buy one, mine works alright but if i had to do it over i would absolutely avoid it, buy a stick if you really want a focus
08-24-2016 05:33 PM
Sierra Tango I had a similar experience to RebelX yesterday.

2015 Focus, Revision F clutches. Slow speed shudder went away at 20,000 kilometers... replaced by occasional shudder starting off from stop, which got worse.

A dealer a month ago had told me the shudder in my 2015 was normal and my driving was at fault. Didn't do anything, even a reset, since my TCM was loaded with the newest software. Modified my driving like I was driving a stick, got most of the minor shudder to go away. Still had a major shudder that would manifest on hot days in stop-and-go traffic, but I didn't consider it a major issue. So I expected nothing when I brought it into the dealer I purchased the car from, just to be sure. Instead, my service advisor immediately sent me to another one who focused on transmissions. Vehicle was taken on a drive to warm up the transmission, then thrown into shudder testing while I had some coffee and checked out the RS they had in the lot.

I expected a TCM software issue, since the car has about 30,000 kilometers on it. I was informed by my advisor that the clutches would need to be replaced, and if I could come in on Thursday to get it done - a surprise considering I was expecting weeks of waiting. On top of this, they booked a rental for me, and threw in a free oil change / rotation / air filter change. So, we'll see how these "Revision G" clutches from the 2016 perform. In the meantime, they installed the latest TCM software, which seems to shift at a higher RPM and more like a proper DCT in terms of speed and firmness.

Honestly, I love how this car handles, and I enjoy the positive aspects of the DCT. I just wish they went with a wet clutch similar to the DSG in the Golf... or even the DCT in the previous generation Euro Focus. When's the last time anyone complained about the latter? If this issue keeps recurring as I close in on the end of powertrain warranty... I've got my eyes on an ST3.
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