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Old 02-04-2013, 06:20 AM   #31
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I'm just here to rustle jimmies of all you 2012 owners.
There's no need... my jimmy rustles every time my car shifts into 4th gear. A condition caused not by being built in 2011, but by being worked on by an incompetent dealership in 2012.

Say 'this has been fixed in the 2013 model' as much as you can, friend, because it won't be long before everyone knows how wrong you are.
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:54 AM   #32
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I could not find any sales figures but one thing to consider is that there are probably more 2012 models in service than 2013 models. I do not know when the 2013 Focus went on sale but the new year usually starts in September.
If the transmission has been improved or not, with less 2013 cars on the street you would see less complaints.
+1. Roughly speaking there are over 300,000 2012 Foci on the road and at the most 100,000 2013s. For that reason alone you'll see fewer 2013 complaints. But the '13s hit the ground running with the latest hardware and software updates that have been trickled out to certain '12s so you'll see fewer complaints for that reason too.

But there have been several '13 owners on here that have complained of some of the same things as us '12 owners.
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:37 PM   #33
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I hate my car and the messages it sends me like.....
Transmission Hot Wait 8 mins.
Transmission too hot Press Brake <<<<< I like that one
Transmission overheating Stop safely

I have to factor in extra travel time just in case the car wants to rest and take a crap on the side of the road. All at below freezing temps .....
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I hate my car and the messages it sends me like.....
Transmission Hot Wait 8 mins.
Transmission too hot Press Brake <<<<< I like that one
Transmission overheating Stop safely

I have to factor in extra travel time just in case the car wants to rest and take a crap on the side of the road. All at below freezing temps .....
Does this happen in stop and go traffic?
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:26 PM   #35
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Angry Oh, please, noooooo.....

2013 SE Sedan with 630 miles, pulled out into traffic and it hesitated bad. Just once, but now I fear the future with this tranny....
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2013 SE Sedan with 630 miles, pulled out into traffic and it hesitated bad. Just once, but now I fear the future with this tranny....
That's not possible. You have a 2013. All problems have been fixed.

All kidding aside, good luck getting the problem rectified.

You better take it back to the dealership now and start saving your documentation.... you'll need it if it comes down to filing a lemon law claim.

I hope you don't have to go that route, but Ford dealerships have a very poor track record fixing these transmissions, so you might as well be prepared.
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And that hesitation or whatever we may call it may cause an accident or worse kill someone. But what do we know ..... !?

Kabigon ....it is random and more likely in city traffic or multiple stop signs or red lights or.............Just wish it would say Good Morning or something prior to all this or even Have a nice day after displaying such messages.Even better maybe this weeks winning lottery numbers!
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:05 PM   #38
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I have a 2013 titanium with DCT and it had a little hesitation at first but after 1500 miles it works great and gets great gas mileage.
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...They were able to finally fix my transmission and it is working nicely, for now...I also have more minor issues with the car, but I will continue to work with the dealer to resolve it...
It makes me really happy your shifting is smooth now, danyall2010; Iím confident your dealer will continue to take care of you.

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...i'm a lucky one in that i've never had any DCT problems since day one, not a chatter, a grind nor a slip... silent , smooth and functions as it should...
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I have a 2013 titanium with DCT and it had a little hesitation at first but after 1500 miles it works great and gets great gas mileage.
I like seeing you guys taking the time to post your experiences.

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...my jimmy rustles every time my car shifts into 4th gear...
Strix,

Shoot me a PM when youíre ready to get this fixed and Iíll assist.

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I hate my car and the messages it sends me like...
I want to re-escalate your concern, gostinger. Drop me a line via PM with your current mileage so I can do that.

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2013 SE Sedan with 630 miles, pulled out into traffic and it hesitated bad...
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Welcome to the forum! I can help by sending this over to your regional customer service manager. Please send me a PM with your full name, VIN, best daytime phone number, mileage, and dealer name/state.

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