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Yesterday 11:29 PM
spiikey1
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Originally Posted by Downunder View Post
I haven't taken the car in to Ford.

The power loss could be as simple as the traction control kicking in eg early morning dew on the road/driveway causing tyre slip.

It could also be just the way the car needs to be driven, eg likes a few revs as there is not a lot of torque at low revs.

I found that if you want to go somewhere fast eg fast overtake etc the trick is to make sure you have the revs.

Also I found the car can be a bit sensitive to fuel and seems to run better on higher octane eg BP Ultimate.

yeah i use caltex vortex 98 at the moment. I don't think its the dew on the road. More the engine loses power. Not sure if this is fixable then in your scenario i spose. But that means im losing fuel economy? By the book the car shouldn't be doing that?

Anyway at my next service il be making Ford aware of this problem.
Yesterday 09:56 PM
Sliderturk99
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Originally Posted by FordService View Post
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.


Meagan
Spoke with Rita @ Ford Corporate today. After explaining my situation. She wasn't able to elevate my concern as the dealer said they were unable to "duplicate issue" she gave me two options 1. Have another Ford Dealer check out the car for a 2nd opinion, or 2. bring the car back to my dealer and let them look at it.

I let her know I wanted to bring it back to my dealer and let them took at it for a 2nd time since having them "fix it" under warranty(replace seals/update compuer). She in getting a loaner for Thursday morning.

This time I'm going to sit with the advisor and talk with him and make him understand exactly when/where the transmission gives me issues.

If this doesn't work then I'm going to schedule an appt with another ford shop look at the problem. After that who knows, wonder if its worth bringing to a legit transmission shop for a non-ford opinion.
Yesterday 09:36 PM
Downunder I haven't taken the car in to Ford.

The power loss could be as simple as the traction control kicking in eg early morning dew on the road/driveway causing tyre slip.

It could also be just the way the car needs to be driven, eg likes a few revs as there is not a lot of torque at low revs.

I found that if you want to go somewhere fast eg fast overtake etc the trick is to make sure you have the revs.

Also I found the car can be a bit sensitive to fuel and seems to run better on higher octane eg BP Ultimate.
Yesterday 03:38 PM
spiikey1 I have the injected engineering tune installed too. I'm guessing it's just the car then not the tune. Have you taken the car to ford? What did they say?
Yesterday 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.
03-02-2015 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?
03-02-2015 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
03-02-2015 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.
03-02-2015 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?
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