Well..this is my first post, and I thank all of you for the wealth of information in these forums. Fantastic Site.
I had been all excited about purchasing a new Ford Focus Titanium. However, that is not going to happen unless I read about a complete fix for the serious issues discussed in this thread. I am now waiting for the new VW Golf's to arrive, and will either purchase one of those, or see if Ford has fixed this major issue. Knowing what I do now, I can not risk spending $25,000+ on something that is already broken.
I hope you all get the fix from Ford, and the respect from Ford that is deserved for being such patient customers.