Originally Posted by Berlin Bill
I agree - in 1981 I bought a first-year Ford Escort GLX and, although I liked most things about it, the engine had a serious failures twice that required major repair work. Ford covered the 1st, but not the 2nd.
It is only now - about 30 years later - that I am looking at the possibility of buying a Ford once again and part of that process is reading this forum.
Despite the hate on DCT around here, that I share BTW. The Focus is by far the best American car I've ever been in for the money. If you could take this car back 15 years, it would cost 50,000$. It's a great car.
I'd guess that ford has been updating the DCT and related systems and I'd hope that he 2013s have a lot less problems. From the lack of 2013 owners on here complaining about their DCTs, I'd guess that ford made some changes and improved things.
For the rest of us, we were your guinea pigs.
to the OP - good luck. My guess is that whatever settlement you reach with ford will include a non-disclosure, so we'll probably never know what happens.
Best of luck though,