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Today 05:31 AM
Downunder
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Originally Posted by spiikey1 View Post
anyone experiencing a loss of power on intial startup and drive away?
Once the car is warmed up it appears to be fine, but still get clunks and loss of power cold start?
I get the loss of power sometimes first thing in the morning in both reverse and first gear. It does not seem to happen if I give it lots of throttle first thing.
Yesterday 06:05 PM
spiikey1 anyone experiencing a loss of power on intial startup and drive away?
Once the car is warmed up it appears to be fine, but still get clunks and loss of power cold start?
Yesterday 01:34 PM
ellisd Focus went in this morning for the clutch packs and seals. Says they need it for two days. Not a huge issue as transit here is reasonable. I'll report back tomorrow night or Wednesday with results
Yesterday 12:29 PM
VisionPilot
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Originally Posted by Mr.N00bLaR View Post
I think the build date of my focus with DCT was built in June or July of '13. I don't really have any troubles but I'm curious about software updates. I understand people are generally reactionary to car problems but as this is a software update (I assume very easy and quick thing to do), can we just ask ford dealers for the latest software to prevent potential future damage?
I have on two occasions asked my dealer for the latest software, and they were happy to do it.
Yesterday 11:53 AM
FordService
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Originally Posted by Sliderturk99 View Post
As of this post, the only feedback I have received from Ford was a two question survey on behalf of the dealership.

I think tomorrow I'm going to go to the service department and talk with a advisor as today driving home the transmission was giving me a lot of trouble.

At speed the car is fine but the commute home is 10 miles of stop and go. Im really dreading how the car will operate during the summer months under extreme load.

I really wish I didn't lease this car. 20 months and counting
Thank you for reaching back out. I see your dealer has attempted to verify your concern and encourages you to set up another appointment to recheck it.

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Originally Posted by henryd1981 View Post
Well, after 4 months of reasonably good operation, I've had two or three issues arise within the last week. On one of them, I was turning on to a residential street, and once I got on it, about a second or two after giving it gas, the whole car lurched and then kept going on its merry way as if nothing happened. I haven't had anything like that happen since before Ford replaced the clutches and seals. I'm not going to complain about it yet; I'll wait until I'm certain I won't get any excuses.

I love my Focus, but I hate it when the DCT wants to act up...
I'm happy to hear that over all you love your Focus, henryd1981.

If you do decide to head to your dealer about this, please let me know. I'll check into some additional assistance.

Meagan
03-01-2015 10:19 PM
Mr.N00bLaR I think the build date of my focus with DCT was built in June or July of '13. I don't really have any troubles but I'm curious about software updates. I understand people are generally reactionary to car problems but as this is a software update (I assume very easy and quick thing to do), can we just ask ford dealers for the latest software to prevent potential future damage?
03-01-2015 06:11 PM
henryd1981
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Originally Posted by henryd1981 View Post
I picked up my car this evening.

According to the service invoice, even after they updated they transmission to the latest calibration, it still shuddered. It said the recording showed the shudder went beyond the 250 limit (318 rpm and 432 rpm). They found the outer input shaft seal leaking, but apparently, the dual clutch assembly was not contaminated. Still, they replaced the seals and the clutches.

So far, it drives very different but in a good way. Hope I don't have any problems with it in the future. :)
Well, after 4 months of reasonably good operation, I've had two or three issues arise within the last week. On one of them, I was turning on to a residential street, and once I got on it, about a second or two after giving it gas, the whole car lurched and then kept going on its merry way as if nothing happened. I haven't had anything like that happen since before Ford replaced the clutches and seals. I'm not going to complain about it yet; I'll wait until I'm certain I won't get any excuses.

I love my Focus, but I hate it when the DCT wants to act up.

Recently, a friend of mine allowed me to take a crack at driving a car with a manual transmission. I could use more practice, but I didn't do too bad. If I can get the hang of it, I might consider trying to find a used Mk3 Focus with the manual transmission, just so I don't have to keep dealing with the DCT's hiccups.

However, I'd hate to start over with another car loan. I'm 1/3 of the way paid on my current loan. I hope Ford is finding ways to improve on their current fix. Mine probably needs a software update as well.
02-27-2015 09:54 PM
Sliderturk99
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Originally Posted by FordService View Post
You're more than welcome! :)

Meagan
As of this post, the only feedback I have received from Ford was a two question survey on behalf of the dealership.

I think tomorrow I'm going to go to the service department and talk with a advisor as today driving home the transmission was giving me a lot of trouble.

At speed the car is fine but the commute home is 10 miles of stop and go. Im really dreading how the car will operate during the summer months under extreme load.

I really wish I didn't lease this car. 20 months and counting
02-19-2015 11:15 AM
FordService
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Originally Posted by Sliderturk99 View Post
Just wanted to say THANK YOU to Meagan. She has elevated my concern to the service manager.
I'm glad she was able to get back to me very quickly.

When i know more I will keep you posted. So standby to standby.
You're more than welcome! :)

Meagan
02-18-2015 01:23 PM
mr_cassandra
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Originally Posted by Dumpbuster View Post
I may have noted in a much older post that after being in the auto business for 40 years (my first new car sale was a 1969 VW Beetle for $1,835, full MSRP). I have been a salesman, a used car manager, a new car manager, a general manager and then a large domestic dealer with consistently zone-leading CSI and SSI scores. This Focus was my FIRST new car purchase. Why? A rental '12 Focus in late '11 sold me. I didn't need to own a new car as I had plenty of 'toys' I bought used, but the Focus is a blast.....when the tranny works as it should, not as a service adviser or manager tells me when they say, "Oh, that's normal for that car." I was born at night but not last night.
I don't want to get rid of the car I love to drive (when the tranny is operating properly), I just want a straight answer. "We can fix it," or, "The problem can't be resolved." Ford's service reps on the Forum have been great and I'm waiting for Meagan to respond to my last post. I hope she has good news.
You are dead on, when the tranny is running right it was the quickest economy car I ever drove.
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