|11-27-2013 06:04 AM|
|Lwtrend2013||Offrddrver this sounds identical to me I drove my for the first time out of dealer shift and it was shuddering so hard drove straight back in and complained it's now been 6 months and the car has been in for warranty for transmission for a total of abouT 4 weeks still it is terrible up shifts are shocking clutch rattles regularly and just recently rolling take offs have started to suck it just will not kick back and just bogs down. I feel this car is unsafe. Stuck with it as it's a 3 year lease. Ford clearly do not how to Fix these things.|
|09-13-2013 05:01 PM|
Near collision due to transmission malfunction: Update
My car is back after three days in the shop. (Just to note, now the engine is idling like a diesel, so back to the shop on my next day off of work...FUN!)
Ford reports the Front Seals were leaking. (Doesn't say which, engine or transmission)
Installed new dual clutch assembly and both new input seals.
Also noted that Axle seals are also leaking, so they were also replaced.
Also noted some heavily rusted parts were replaced. (I'm in Phoenix, AZ, so parts shouldn't be rusting as it is dry here.)
Midwstguy post #219 notes this leak. Good call for those of us with some "beyond new" mileage.
On the other hand, my car has had the shutter, lurch, jumping, etc literally from day one. On day one the sales rep noted the transmission had to learn my driving style and that was the reason for the shutter/lurching. (Greater than 8 transmission related repairs/reprogramming, so I'll believe its fixed if it can last more than a month without issues.)
My early on issues were most likely programming issues, which I would hope Ford has this solved on newer models.
Just to note my car only has 46,007 miles as of the moment of this near collision, transmission/engine seals issue.
I still say if you want your family safe, DO NOT buy any Ford car that has this transmission. My 2 cents. I will be getting rid of this SAFETY ISSUE car as soon as I can, but like most working men/women that is going to take some time to get the money saved up. I just feel sorry for the next poor person that gets this P.O.S. Can you say "CAR FAX"!
Best of luck to those of you who haven't had this happen yet. Its not a lot of fun getting slammed into your seatbelt when the tranmission locks up. I suggest you learn how to manual "thumb" shift this car as it may save your life when the car can no longer act on its own.
Main Parts replaced:
2x SEAL - AE8Z*1S177*A
1x SEAL ASY - AE8Z*7048*B
1x SEAL ASY - AE8Z*7052*C
1x CLUTCH ASY - BV6Z*7B546*D
Lots of extra bolts, fluids, snap rings and such....
Also noted TSB 13-9-4C Performed.
|09-11-2013 03:35 PM|
3200 Miles on mine.
Just started getting hard up-shifts on mine. Feels like the brake is 'stabbed' when upshift occurs.
After 45 minutes off, restart and back to normal.
Short answer... terrified of it!
|09-11-2013 12:45 PM|
Near collision due to transmission malfunction:
I posted some time back about this transmission, but wanted to add this 2cents due to my most recent transmission issue.
On 9/10/2013 this transmission malfunctioning nearly caused me a collision with oncoming traffic. (this is the 2nd near collision due the transmission, my first event was listed in another post months ago)
This time, I started out from a light making a left hand turn across oncoming lanes.
From best I could tell the transmission shifted 1st to 2nd fine, and then when shifting to 3rd gear it jammed the car to an abrupt stop, throwing me forward into my seatbelt. Then it went into a "freewheeling" state, as if it was in neutral as pushing the gas resulted in zero forward movement.
Quick thinking and traffic coming at me I dropped the transmission into the S (sport mode), and used the thumb shifter to engage manual shifting. At this moment the car dash reported the car was in 3rd gear, so I shifted down to 1st gear and the car lurched forward enough to get out of harmís way. The Engine light came on, and some other indicators also triggered that I later found by running an engine report.
I have read all kinds of these transmission lurching, shutter, jumping, and near miss accidents. When is Ford going to recall these transmissions?????? When someone dies I do suppose! I guess quality is no longer job 1. Ford would rather follow in Toyota's death march footsteps.
So what do I think about these transmissions - Keep yourself and your family safe and DO NOT BUY ANY FORD CAR THAT HAS THIS TRANSMISSION.
Just to note, my car is back in the shop again for more transmission investigations. My service record for this car is a mile long and most of it is for transmission issues. What a joke.
Thanks for this forum, it will be great proof for my wife and kids some day when I'm dead or crippled because this transmission failed at the wrong moment.
For those Ford employees trying to help my situation, I greatly appreciate your efforts. I just wish your upper managers weren't so rich, then maybe they could care about getting this dangerous transmission fixed for all of us.
|09-07-2013 09:33 PM|
The shuttering that everyone is talking about - oil leak
Hey everyone the shuttering at take off an shifting into 3rd (most people think th is the 1 to 2nd shift-wich is incorrect) is caused by rear engine seal leaking. All it takes is the slightest amt a drop or two of engine oil on occasion - this is the cause of the inconsistent shuttering. The dealer has my car now and is separating the engine-train now replacing the engine seal and the clutches now. This is a 3-4 day project if you are going to a good trusted dealer they will inform you this is a known issue. Do no fool yourself and say it is a normal byproduct of a automated 6speed - make sure you are letting your dealer know and notate in veh history at dealer (have it noted on every oil chane receipt from dealer when reported) so you do not run into warrantee issues later. If you do some searching you can find video of replacing of cluches - engine seal due to this issue overseas where they have had this transmission for a few years now.
|09-07-2013 04:10 PM|
|Claude41||I fixed my shuddering problem without going to the dealer. I worked in GM produicts for 43 years in different dept, including being da dealer for 8 years. As some of you say that the problem goes by itself after a certain mileage, here is what I did, Put transmission on D press on the brake pedal and the gaz pedal until you feel the engine torking for no more then 3 seconds for 3 times in sequences. You might notice a small burning smell. I repeat that operation for 3 days and time after time the problem was going. Now it is very pleasant to drive my car in city. I am shure that nobody at a dealership would tell you that but I suspect that when you bring your car for that problem many mechanics do that and you get your car back with your problem solved.|
|09-06-2013 02:05 PM|
Clutch replacement is only a temporary fix.
We had the clutch replacement completed in June, by end of July it started to shudder (early warning signs) and the grinding returned end of August. Took it back to the dealership (for the 8th time total) and was informed that Ford has stated "this is normal" and was told that the dealership could do nothing more with the issue.
The car refused to accelerate on any inclines and would shudder as well while driving up hills. My wife was almost rear-ended in the vehicle while driving up a hill on the way to work...which was the last straw.
Traded in the car from hell last Saturday for a new Acura. I will never buy another American car again. Ford, you've lost a loyal customer of 14 years.
A couple of items to note:
If you're in the Minnesota/Twin Cities area you will likely have Cathy as your customer care service rep. She is terrible at her job. Doesn't return phone calls. Snotty when you finally do hear from her. Good luck dealing with her.
Do Not buy a Ford from Metropolitan Ford. Don't just walk, run away from this dealer. If you must buy a ford go to a different dealer.
|08-27-2013 01:43 PM|
Have you visited your dealership about this concern? I'd like to look into this and evaluate how I can best assist you. In order for me to do so, I'll need you to PM me your VIN, kilometres, full name, best daytime phone number, and dealer.
If you feel more comfortable communicating in French with me, please feel free to do so. :)
|08-27-2013 08:21 AM|
|Claude41||My 2013 Focus has the same nuisance when I depart from a stop. I feel it's worse after transmisssion had warmed up. But I still love this powershift that react like a manual transmission and give me up to 53 mpg (imperial measure) 44 mpg us.|
|02-11-2013 01:52 AM|
|hound||had my clutches replaced at 12,000 miles.after a dozen visits to the dealer saying its all im my head till i took them for a ride.you should have seen the look on the techs face when it slipped and jerked like a machine gun.i only got a few 1000 miles on it now and it runs great.i hope it lasts too.when it works your just sipping fuel.|
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