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Old 10-06-2012, 08:24 AM   #491
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Hi Becky, I have pm'd Natasha and also posted at the focus page but no answer yet. I would like to know Ford's response before contacting my dealer.
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Old 10-06-2012, 09:39 AM   #492
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Sounds close to mine. Dealer agreed to take it on Wed, lets see what will happen. I will keep you guys posted. Someone definitely have to go inside that tranny to investigate. I am so sure that it's have nothing to do with reprogramming or relearning. When I bought it last September I didn't Learn it, all was fine till about 3kmiles. Then all went south, Iam at 10500 now and it's getting worse. I wil let you know what ford will say in coming days.
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please do let us know, this new angle on the transmission probelsm may be the break we all need to get beyond the reflash and assurance that the rest is normal.

It s NOT normal when your passengers ask whats wrong-whats that noise and the vw GTI does NOT do this, I owned one.
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:08 AM   #493
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i am having the same problem when warmed up. i have had it back 6 times the last time they put in a new clutch in automatic trans. it still does it so i took it back and now they are saying it needs a breakin period of 4000 klms. i don't know what they will do next if it still does it after breakin period .
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:03 AM   #494
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Hi Becky, I have pm'd Natasha and also posted at the focus page but no answer yet. I would like to know Ford's response before contacting my dealer.
It's the weekend, she will respond on Monday, but I think the new girl's name is Crystal. It doesn't matter, you're contacting corporate, and they have ways to make unruly dealers act nice.
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Thanks whynot

My dealer has been great but when corporate tells them that t is typical, there is not much more they can do.

I am gathering up as much data as possible and connecting owners at varous websites for the benefit of all.

Great car except for this transmission problem which did NOT have on my vw GTI.
(same type transmission)

I have no doubt that Ford can fix this for me. It is up to me and all other focus owners to be proactive.
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:40 AM   #496
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i am having the same problem when warmed up. i have had it back 6 times the last time they put in a new clutch in automatic trans. it still does it so i took it back and now they are saying it needs a breakin period of 4000 klms. i don't know what they will do next if it still does it after breakin period .
Steve, I have 12,000 miles and it still has the problems. see the ford focus facebook page posts to talk to other folks that have it, as well as review the many posts here.

Also don't be convinced when people say it is normal for this type transmission.

I owned a VW GTI with the same type trans and it did NOT do this.

Consumer reports is very unbiased and mentioned this problem in all their reviews.

When something is enough to cause your passengers to ask whats wrong, something is wrong.

Ford cares and they will fix this.
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Hi Becky, I have pm'd Natasha and also posted at the focus page but no answer yet. I would like to know Ford's response before contacting my dealer.
Hi mr_cassandra,

I received your PM and will be reaching out to you shortly with information about escalating your case.

I'll be in touch soon,
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Got my trans reflashed 1000 times better then it was...it was like it was lugging In to high of a gear and jerked half way through 1st gear progression.now it's pretty good.there will always be something being a dct.i have never heard a 100% quiet manual trans.so far so good. ..now that being said wish they could find out why the bumper sensors keep beeping.with nothing around me
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Does anybody know if these problems with the transmission are ongoing or are they limited to vehicles built before a certain date? I'm considering a 2013 Focus but don't want anything to do with one if this is an ongoing problem.
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It's the weekend, she will respond on Monday, but I think the new girl's name is Crystal. It doesn't matter, you're contacting corporate, and they have ways to make unruly dealers act nice.
The problem is that corporate Ford has told the dealerships that these issues are how the transmission is *supposed* to act, so when the dealer refuses to fix something they're acting in accordance with Ford's own rules. No matter how many times you call Ford they won't do a thing about it.

Believe me...I tried. Now the Regional manager doesn't even pick up her phone because for a month and a half we were calling each other every other day and the issue was never resolved. She said "We can't force the dealerships to do anything because they're independent dealerships".
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