Originally Posted by FordCustomerService
My technical adviser said flingwing1969 summed it up nicely. For an excessive shudder, the dealer can look into it and fix it. He also said it might be felt when creeping forward or backward very slowly, which is characteristic of the vehicle and transmission. It’s meant to be driven, not idled along.
It’s great to see the community helping out, flingwing1969; thanks!
And of course this characteristic is described in Ford's sales literature about the Focus' "automatic" transmission, right? Good thing we all live in low-traffic areas where cars are "driven" and not "idled along", just as God and Ford intended.
Those with significant, unresolved clutch shudder will be relieved to know their cars can be fixed. They just have to figure out by whom.