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Old 03-20-2013, 09:11 AM   #61
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I don't know whether anyone is still following this thread, but I did prevail on a Florida Lemon Law claim on my 2012 Focus for the dual-clutch transmission issues of shuddering, hesitating, noise emanating from the transmission, and the vehicle rolling backwards on a slight incline. I hated to do it, as I liked so many things about the Focus, but I couldn't live with the transmission issues and Ford's insistence that what I was experiencing was "normal."
How many times did you attempt to get it fixed?
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:22 AM   #62
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I don't know whether anyone is still following this thread, but I did prevail on a Florida Lemon Law claim on my 2012 Focus for the dual-clutch transmission issues of shuddering, hesitating, noise emanating from the transmission, and the vehicle rolling backwards on a slight incline. I hated to do it, as I liked so many things about the Focus, but I couldn't live with the transmission issues and Ford's insistence that what I was experiencing was "normal."
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:41 AM   #63
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I had it in three times for general transmission issues, including the customer satisfaction software reset. Each time I was told that nothing was wrong and the behavior was normal. The last time I took it in the dealership refused to look at it because I had just been in a week or two before and been told the car was operating normally. For Lemon Law purposes, I counted that visit as a repair attempt even though Ford didn't do anything.
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:29 AM   #64
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I don't know whether anyone is still following this thread, but I did prevail on a Florida Lemon Law claim on my 2012 Focus for the dual-clutch transmission issues of shuddering, hesitating, noise emanating from the transmission, and the vehicle rolling backwards on a slight incline. I hated to do it, as I liked so many things about the Focus, but I couldn't live with the transmission issues and Ford's insistence that what I was experiencing was "normal."
What was the settlement?
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:38 AM   #65
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There was no settlement. It was the result of arbitration. Repurchase.
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Old 03-20-2013, 11:20 AM   #66
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I had it in three times for general transmission issues, including the customer satisfaction software reset. Each time I was told that nothing was wrong and the behavior was normal. The last time I took it in the dealership refused to look at it because I had just been in a week or two before and been told the car was operating normally. For Lemon Law purposes, I counted that visit as a repair attempt even though Ford didn't do anything.
Did they ever replace your clutch, entire transmission or any hardware?
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Old 03-20-2013, 12:05 PM   #67
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Ford never performed any work on the transmission except for the customer satisfaction reprogramming.
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Old 03-20-2013, 01:06 PM   #68
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lemon law

how long did the process take beginning to end
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Ford never performed any work on the transmission except for the customer satisfaction reprogramming.
Same dealer the entire time or multiple? I am amazed they did not replace any parts.
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Old 03-20-2013, 01:11 PM   #70
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A couple of different dealers. The process took about two months from filing to the final decision. Still waiting for the repurchase which must occur within 30 days of the acceptance of the arbitrator's decision. Florida's process is governed by statute, so there are statutory time-frames that must be followed.
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