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08-21-2015 03:15 AM
Mattd86 I've had a 2013 Ford Focus for about a year and 3 months and it's been in the shop four times and I'm taking it in for the 5th time this Tuesday. They seem to keep tinkering with the car instead of acknowledging the warranty and replace this transmission. It's as if someone who can't drive a manual is driving my car into the ground. Grinding noises, jerky acceleration, slow acceleration. The transmission sound like it's going to fall out of the bottom of the car. If this fifth attempt doesn't fix my transmission, I am looking into magnuson moss to help remedy this situation.
07-18-2015 06:38 AM
roswelltop "One of the primary reasons that the clutch engagement is smooth on my car (more than 4 years old with the original clutch) is because I don't baby it.
Mine would probably shudder like crazy if I babied it all the time."

While I agree with you that these trannies run better when you "get on it", yours probably runs ok, because you have one of the ones, that for whatever reason, is not leaking, or defective in some other way. NOT because you drive it WOT.

I can assure you that if "not babying it" were the answer that mine would not need new clutches.
07-16-2015 01:32 PM
Kabigon
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Originally Posted by DaK_Mojave View Post
Just spoke to an owner last night had this done a little less than two months ago and the shuddering is coming back. This guy babies his car too. What a POS Ford has laid on us.
Heh.

One of the primary reasons that the clutch engagement is smooth on my car (more than 4 years old with the original clutch) is because I don't baby it.
Mine would probably shudder like crazy if I babied it all the time.
07-16-2015 12:38 PM
TooOld
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Originally Posted by Echonova View Post
Hmm. I have a 2014, 23,000 miles. It would shudder leaving from a stop in heavy stop-n-go traffic after 30 min... But nothing too bad and usually never shuddered at all. Stopped by the dealer yesterday to get my tires rotated, mentioned the rare shudder and just asked them to check and make sure I had the latest software update. After working on my car the Service manager comes out and says my clutch is shot, needs a new one and he's got one in stock. 6 hours later I pick up my car with a new clutch pack and the car runs better than ever. Fixed a problem that wasn't yet a problem to me. I'm amazed at how some of the dealerships are treating you guys.
Same day. In stock. Nice.
07-16-2015 12:37 PM
Echonova Hmm. I have a 2014, 23,000 miles. It would shudder leaving from a stop in heavy stop-n-go traffic after 30 min... But nothing too bad and usually never shuddered at all. Stopped by the dealer yesterday to get my tires rotated, mentioned the rare shudder and just asked them to check and make sure I had the latest software update. After working on my car the Service manager comes out and says my clutch is shot, needs a new one and he's got one in stock. 6 hours later I pick up my car with a new clutch pack and the car runs better than ever. Fixed a problem that wasn't yet a problem to me. I'm amazed at how some of the dealerships are treating you guys.
07-14-2015 05:12 AM
mr_cassandra
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Originally Posted by DaK_Mojave View Post
Just spoke to an owner last night had this done a little less than two months ago and the shuddering is coming back. This guy babies his car too. What a POS Ford has laid on us.

Am making an appt for mine to be evaluated and start the annoying process of clutch cleaning, wait for the fail to return, take it in again, wait two months for the new clutch packs to arrive, have it fail again.
its amazing how many owners report the parts delays, makes it hard to believe its not a widespread problem
07-12-2015 09:35 AM
DaK_Mojave
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Originally Posted by unfocused1 View Post


Indeed, and again, we are told that the adaptive learning system will learn how to drive the car better. This means the shuddering and other problems would go away. Not get worse over time, and certainly not when the car drives perfect for the first x miles but then develops the (well-known) problems, then being told how the computer will learn and make it better - even when it gets worse. The claim is illogical, as case after case has proven.
Just spoke to an owner last night had this done a little less than two months ago and the shuddering is coming back. This guy babies his car too. What a POS Ford has laid on us.

Am making an appt for mine to be evaluated and start the annoying process of clutch cleaning, wait for the fail to return, take it in again, wait two months for the new clutch packs to arrive, have it fail again.
07-12-2015 08:35 AM
Pedro255
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Originally Posted by dennism View Post
Thanks for the input. Makes me sick to my stomach. This is a s*** load of money on the line. Cant rely on the car to last, trade in value already negatively impacted never mind the sales tax implications of trading in a car with 30k **** miles on it.

ugh.
Had My 2012 Focus Titanium clutch pack replaced under warranty, and although improved is no where near perfect. Simply gonna bite the bullet and trade in
06-27-2015 07:54 AM
peppersmum Car is back home with revision F and running like a dream. Hopefully it lasts this time :-)
06-26-2015 12:56 PM
peppersmum Thanks. I'm waiting for a call that my car is ready. Tech said it should be ready by mid day.
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