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03-30-2015 06:03 PM
FordService
Quote:
Originally Posted by joevgomes View Post
I have a 2011 Ford Focus with 64,000 miles with continuous shifting issues since original purchase.
I have taken the vehicle in many times to Ford for service and warranty inspection with each time being told that they cannot reproduce the issues.
The issues with the shifting / transmission is at higher speeds (>40 the vehicle would bang into the next gear) heavy shift. This would also jolt the car when driving but every time I was told it was normal or there was not issue. In addition, before gear change the engine would rev high before the next gear was selected, to which know it engine red lines before selecting the next gear.
I just complete another standard vehicle service with the dealership saying everything is fine with the vehicle, is anyone else having similar issues.
Welcome to the forum, joevgomes.

When was your most recent dealer visit? I can check out some options.

There are some unique characteristics to the PowerShift 6 Speed Transmission:
  • When you take your foot off the accelerator pedal and the vehicle begins to slow down you may perceive a light to medium braking sensation as the transmissions makes adjustments.
  • During the break in period, the transmission may shift quicker or harder. This will smooth out after a short period of time.
  • You may hear mechanical noises when driving.
  • You may feel a difference when pulling away from a stop.

Quote:
Originally Posted by mr_cassandra View Post
That is "one" of the symptoms my 2012 focus had. I would advise you seek out the Ford rep Meagan here at this board and she can help you get the dealers proper attention to this.
Thanks!

Meagan
03-30-2015 01:15 PM
mr_cassandra
Quote:
Originally Posted by joevgomes View Post
I have a 2011 Ford Focus with 64,000 miles with continuous shifting issues since original purchase.
I have taken the vehicle in many times to Ford for service and warranty inspection with each time being told that they cannot reproduce the issues.
The issues with the shifting / transmission is at higher speeds (>40 the vehicle would bang into the next gear) heavy shift. This would also jolt the car when driving but every time I was told it was normal or there was not issue. In addition, before gear change the engine would rev high before the next gear was selected, to which know it engine red lines before selecting the next gear.
I just complete another standard vehicle service with the dealership saying everything is fine with the vehicle, is anyone else having similar issues.
That is "one" of the symptoms my 2012 focus had. I would advise you seek out the Ford rep Meagan here at this board and she can help you get the dealers proper attention to this.
03-30-2015 01:04 PM
sailor No-one can help without more information.

You happened to pick a thread FULL of confusion between different models of cars sold in the U.S. & Canada, where some were posting about a car with the traditional torque converter automatic & others about the new "DCT" dual clutch automated manual.

Since you didn't fill out the personal info. section showing your location when joining, we can't guess from "'2011 Focus" which type of car you have.

MkIII versions with the DCT were introduced in 2011 in many parts of the World, and in 2012 in the U.S. & Canada.

So, where are you & what are you driving?
03-30-2015 11:24 AM
joevgomes
2011 Focus Focus Shifting Issues

I have a 2011 Ford Focus with 64,000 miles with continuous shifting issues since original purchase.
I have taken the vehicle in many times to Ford for service and warranty inspection with each time being told that they cannot reproduce the issues.
The issues with the shifting / transmission is at higher speeds (>40 the vehicle would bang into the next gear) heavy shift. This would also jolt the car when driving but every time I was told it was normal or there was not issue. In addition, before gear change the engine would rev high before the next gear was selected, to which know it engine red lines before selecting the next gear.
I just complete another standard vehicle service with the dealership saying everything is fine with the vehicle, is anyone else having similar issues.
12-31-2012 02:23 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 09:29 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 10:20 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 10:07 AM
FordService
Quote:
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 09:58 AM
serathe
Quote:
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 07:28 AM
Jim in Mich
Quote:
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.
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