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Today 01:20 AM
hammy627 I would escalate the claim to the Ford district manager.
Today 01:17 AM
hammy627
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Originally Posted by kevingsx View Post
Hi I have just brought a 2012 automatic focus it has done 18500 mile with previous owner. It is shuddering every time I pull away even worse on hills I am really worried my dealer will spout a load of rubbish about this being normal the worse driving experience I have ever had. and the most expensive car I have ever brought.
My wife brought the car (2014 titanium) in because of the same reason. The mechanic gave us a bulletin by Ford that explains that the transmission is derived from a manual transmission and has some peculiar characteristics. It has a dry clutch unlike a "conventional automatic transmissions are equipped with a torque converter. The torque converter is a fluid coupling device which dampens these positive engagement feels. " Try to experiment with giving the car more or less gas on takeoff to see if the shuddering continues. Finally: Your car is still under warranty, so bring it into the dealer. You will get your problem entered into your cars service record, even if it is normal. Therefore if you have a transmission problem later you will still have a warranty claim.
Yesterday 10:52 PM
FFhb13 I just bought a 2013 focus hb, titanium.... I did read about the transmission problems..I didn't notice it in any of the 2013 or 2014 foci I test drove....the one I bought had 30,000km, it's a little bit jerky with some vibes when you first take off, then it seems fine...I bought an extra 6 years/160,000km warranty that is almost bumper to bumper with some minor exceptions just in case.
Yesterday 05:59 PM
kevingsx Hi I have just brought a 2012 automatic focus it has done 18500 mile with previous owner. It is shuddering every time I pull away even worse on hills I am really worried my dealer will spout a load of rubbish about this being normal the worse driving experience I have ever had. and the most expensive car I have ever brought.
11-19-2014 01:10 AM
EmpireFocus
Is This the End?

My 2012 keeps having serious issues... IT KEEPS DYING.. according to Ford my fuel pump keeps sucking my gas tank into itself and the FUEL SYSTEM need replacing($2300). It Died in front of an oncoming bus.
Today I replaced the lower control arm on the driver side ($245).. a major suspension issue.
Tonight on my drive home it died at a light and when I pulled up to the house leaving a coaster sized oil spot on the ground beneath it... I popped the hood and it looked like a crime scene.. oil everywhere!
I have been in contact with FORD and they basically said I'm SOL... had I been under 5yr/60,000mi (It's 2yrs 69,xxxmi) they would have taken care of it... but I'm SOL.
case number: 5533391
Need Advice.
11-14-2014 06:36 PM
stanley79 Has anyone had their rear window shatter/exploded out of no where. I own a 2012 titanium focus. In the middle of my morning work commute on the freeway my rear window basically just shattered. I found no damage anywhere to the body near the hatchback and the window had no previous damage
11-05-2014 07:52 PM
PratoN
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Originally Posted by StressedEnough View Post
Additionally, the horn blew out this morning (another pun not intended), so that will have to be fixed, too.
It's likely just a bad/corroded connection and not the horn itself. It's happened to a few of us:
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...=327244&page=3

Check out the last post in the thread for my pictures.
11-04-2014 07:47 PM
jonreyna StressedEnough

Ford Program 14M01 is for the extended warranty 7years/100k miles not a recall
and again is up to the dealer to diag the tranny before doing any work.

Look here:
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=455833

Hope everything goes well with you at the stealer!!
11-04-2014 06:39 PM
StressedEnough
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Originally Posted by jonreyna View Post
StressedEnough
There still no recall for this car, what we have is an extended warranty to 100k and it all depends what the dealer says.
Most dealers don't want come close to touching this car
When I called Ford Customer Service, they ran down a list of recall notices, and the one regarding the transmission was #14M01, which I confirmed with the rep. Despite not having a warranty, because the car was bought used (and even if purchased new, it would have just run out), I'm covered by the extension and won't have to pay; however, I'll recheck this when I go in next week. Additionally, the horn blew out this morning (another pun not intended), so that will have to be fixed, too. (A circuit went several months ago, and I lost the interior lights and power windows. Geez!)
11-04-2014 04:54 PM
Flatusboy
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Originally Posted by Flatusboy View Post
Well, there must have been some magic in the transmission (or I really don't understand how the trans is pieced together, which is possible), but my car is "fixed" and they didn't even have to replace the clutch. Somehow the seals were bad and leaking, but the clutch was dry.

According to the service writer, they replaced the seals, cleaned "everything", re-flashed and did the adaptive learning procedure...everything is good to go. I truly hope it is, but I have a feeling I will be taking it back tomorrow. Its been taking 2 days to start acting up after a re-flash.
Well, 2 weeks and tranny is shuddering again.

I drove it like an fairly aggressive the first few days to help it learn, and to scuff up the clutch plates. It seemed pretty good. At the end of 2 weeks of still fairly aggressive driving, its starting to have issues again. I knew it.

I watched the video of the "Ford" guy doing pulls from a complete stop, so I tried that a few times. No difference.

Hmmm, how should I complete the survey the dealer sent me????
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