Originally Posted by TBone Georgia
I have just purchased a new 2012 Ford Focus SEL, this is a great car and overall I am pleased BUT I am VERY unhappy with the transmission shudder as it is annoying and I have also been told by the Ford service department it is going to get better, I have had the car less than a week and I too am looking at taking the car back as previous posts indicated, 23K is a lot of money to pay for a car that has this issue
I got about 500 miles on my new '13 and I already notice it is smoothing out and especially with more power on demand, primarily at lower speeds and from a stop. I still have some strong shuddering from a cold start after the firts couple shifts but it is definitely improving for me already. I didn't really notice any improvements till maybe around 200-300 miles.