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Old 08-27-2012, 06:10 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by Hodge Podge View Post
As the folks that have serious DCT issues (grinding sounds, etc) generally claim it happens all the time, it should be obvious during a test drive of a used model.
Well, kink factor aside , a used 2012 Focus should reveal the noise -- between gears 1 and 2, and (less noticeable) between 2 and 3. Doesn't happen alli the time, either, but it's just a noise and there are no metal shavings in the transmission fluid... mine usually happens only after driving for a while, and I'm not the first to suspect there's an overheating issue affecting the computer that controls the dual clutches...

That aside, it's been a WONDERFUL vehicle to drive. The ride is great, mileage is great(er)... Ford says the noise is normal, I bought the extended warranty, the Cosby Show and Roseanne both lasted for 8 years... what's to complain about? Oh yeah, Roseanne's 9th was just a dream so it doesn't count...
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