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12-31-2012 03:23 AM
amc49 Don't blame it on Jatco, my '12 Nissan Jatco works flawlessly..........

Like they say, never buy first or second year model of new technology...........
12-30-2012 10:29 AM
xruling
No End

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Originally Posted by nekoashide View Post
I picked up a 2012 yesterday and put about 150mi on it just driving around and having fun but i noticed that sometime when i have to floor it to merge onto the highway it it shifts pretty hard only sometime. That and when i accelerate from a stop the shifts are sometimes harder and sometimes softer.

I thought about asking this in general but i figured i would start here. Is anyone else experiencing problems? I know it's a dry clutch but i wanted to hear other peoples experience.
My 2012 SEL still has shifting problems after 15K miles and one software update. I had another Ford, the 2003 Mazda 6 that also had terrrible shifting. I wonder if the Focus has another JATCO transmission accompanied similar terrible programming?
09-27-2011 11:20 AM
Jim in Mich
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Originally Posted by serathe View Post
"I own a 2011 Focus Sedan "

He has a 2011 not 12.
Nevermind....
09-27-2011 11:07 AM
FordService
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Originally Posted by Jim in Mich View Post
Then why would a Ford Service Tech tell the customer he replaced 2 major parts in the transmission that don't exsist?
Hi Jim in Mich,

The post you are referring to was from May, and as serathe said, that was a 2011. You were correct in your description of PowerShift though.

~Natasha
09-27-2011 10:58 AM
serathe
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Originally Posted by Jim in Mich View Post
Then why would a Ford Service Tech tell the customer he replaced 2 major parts in the transmission that don't exsist????????? Sounds like a "Shifty" dealership (pardon the pun) that should get a firm talking to by Ford Headquarters!!!. If I caught a dealership in an outright lie like that I would make a VERY BIG scene! I hate it when dealers try to BS customers. I would never walk through their door again and tell anyone that would listen about how they lie.
"I own a 2011 Focus Sedan "

He has a 2011 not 12.
09-27-2011 08:28 AM
Jim in Mich
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Originally Posted by FordCustomerService View Post
Hi lunafish,

The dry dual-clutch gearbox has different sounds and sensations than basic automatics, and many initial worries have been resolved by simply driving the Focus. If it is still occurring at that time, please let me know.



Hey Jim in Mich,

You are correct. From a Ford article about Powershift: Unlike regular hydraulically operated automatic transmissions, which use power-sapping torque converters, wet clutches and pumps, the PowerShift consists of two manual transmissions working in parallel.

~Natasha
Then why would a Ford Service Tech tell the customer he replaced 2 major parts in the transmission that don't exsist????????? Sounds like a "Shifty" dealership (pardon the pun) that should get a firm talking to by Ford Headquarters!!!. If I caught a dealership in an outright lie like that I would make a VERY BIG scene! I hate it when dealers try to BS customers. I would never walk through their door again and tell anyone that would listen about how they lie.
09-26-2011 06:30 PM
FordService
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Originally Posted by lunafish View Post
I purchased my 2012 hatch back in June. When it shifts from 1 to 2 there is a jerk. It makes it a rough ride. The dealer said it will get used to my driving by 2500 miles.
Hi lunafish,

The dry dual-clutch gearbox has different sounds and sensations than basic automatics, and many initial worries have been resolved by simply driving the Focus. If it is still occurring at that time, please let me know.

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Originally Posted by Jim in Mich View Post
I didn't think that dual clutch transmissions had torque converters or valve bodys. That's what regular autos have.
Hey Jim in Mich,

You are correct. From a Ford article about PowerShift: Unlike regular hydraulically operated automatic transmissions, which use power-sapping torque converters, wet clutches and pumps, the PowerShift consists of two manual transmissions working in parallel.

~Natasha
09-26-2011 08:09 AM
Jim in Mich
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Originally Posted by tgmcneil View Post
The dealer installed a new valve body and recently a new torque converter----called and told me it was worse. They had two of their trans techs drive it and they said it was not right. Dealer had a Ford service rep look at it and finally they agreed to put a new trans in. Has been 2 weeks of drivinng a rental car(new Cadillac DTS) but should be done this Friday. Ask to speak to a Ford Rep or get them to install a new trans----there is no excuse for a trans in a new car to not shift correctly. Warantee covers trans.
I didn't think that dual clutch transmissions had torque converters or valve bodys. That's what regular autos have.
09-25-2011 11:54 AM
lunafish
Ford shift problem

I purchased my 2012 hatch back in June. When it shifts from 1 to 2 there is a jerk. It makes it a rough ride. The dealer said it will get used to my driving by 2500 miles. I bought a new car and I want a new car. Is this a lemon? I am very dissatisified with my Ford and guess it is the last one I will buy.
06-01-2011 12:40 PM
tgmcneil
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Originally Posted by CarGuy83 View Post
My less than 2 week old 2012 Focus Titanium is experiencing shift issues as well, harsh 1-2 shifts, reverse gear issues and some loopy idle stuff...
Has anyone gotten anywhere with it?
I made a trip to the selling dealer today who told me that its 'normal' and I should "get used to it".
One would think a brand new car with less than 600 Miles wouldn't have these issues.
This is my 5th Ford and this may end up being my last.
The dealer installed a new valve body and recently a new torque converter----called and told me it was worse. They had two of their trans techs drive it and they said it was not right. Dealer had a Ford service rep look at it and finally they agreed to put a new trans in. Has been 2 weeks of drivinng a rental car(new Cadillac DTS) but should be done this Friday. Ask to speak to a Ford Rep or get them to install a new trans----there is no excuse for a trans in a new car to not shift correctly. Warantee covers trans.
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