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View Poll Results: How serious have problems with your Focus been?
Nothing wrong with it! Really pleased with my decision to buy. 402 28.19%
Nothing too serious, minor work here and there. Hasn't broken the bank account yet! 780 54.70%
A number of costly and/or irritating deficiences with the car. Spent a fair bit of change fixing them, and would seriously reconsider buying again! 204 14.31%
So many problems that I will never buy a Ford again. Nearly went bankrupt due to repair shop bills! 40 2.81%
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Old 04-14-2013, 08:55 AM   #461
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Oh and my car is a 2003 Focus that has over 100,000 miles on it.
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Old 04-14-2013, 08:59 AM   #462
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Also, I can start the engine right after it goes off.
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Old 04-14-2013, 08:05 PM   #463
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I love my car, but damn is it expensive. I've already gone through one 4F27E transmission and the one I had put in like 18 months ago is starting to go. It's probably just my driving though.
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Old 04-14-2013, 08:16 PM   #464
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Currently my SVT is in the shop for water damage :/ Cold Air Intake + New England weather = Death to Focus
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Old 04-15-2013, 02:53 AM   #465
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So I will start off this post by admitting to my total lack of knowledge and ignorance about cars... That is why I am posting this to get some information.

My car's speedometer use to go in and out and then I got a bunch of repairs done and it seemed to be working fine. Recently I had a car merge into the right side of my car and had to get the front passenger door fixed.

Friday my speedometer totally quit working on my way to work. Then the odometer also went out (there were just a bunch of dashes where numbers should have been). Then as I was slowing down to make a left, my car completely turned off. This happened two more times throughout the day when I tried to take it in to get looked at. The guy who I brought it to who is super reliable said he had no clue and so my car is currently at the dealership. The dealership will not be able to look at it until tomorrow to try and figure out what is wrong with it. Can anyone tell me what could possibly be wrong with my car? And how much it will be to get it fixed?
You might be able to get more help to your question if you post your problem here ---> http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/f...splay.php?f=47

Just make sure you know which engine you have and all that good stuff and I'm sure someone else has had the same problem and will be able to help you. Or you can do a forum search. Someone might have already asked and someone could have answered and it helped them out. You never know.
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:12 AM   #466
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You might be able to get more help to your question if you post your problem here ---> http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/f...splay.php?f=47

Just make sure you know which engine you have and all that good stuff and I'm sure someone else has had the same problem and will be able to help you. Or you can do a forum search. Someone might have already asked and someone could have answered and it helped them out. You never know.
Thank you! :)
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Old 04-20-2013, 07:58 PM   #467
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No problem my fellow Foci lover, Hahaha.
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:43 PM   #468
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I have a 2013 Focus SE, Noisy transmission began after first week of driving. Then, rolling backward unabated, while the transmission is in Drive- when I prepare to pull out into traffic on steep hills. My Focus loaner does the same thing. Why? Isn't a car supposed to stay still when in drive when the brake is released? I have never owned a vehicle that would roll backwards down a hill when in Drive. Until I bought this one! The Ford service shop "cannot replicate the problem", they need to use my hill!
I do not feel at all comforable with my loved ones using this car. With all the experience Ford has making cars, why is it Ford insists on putting the public at risk by offering for sale such shoddy engineering and workmanship. The Ford engineers state they know and admit there is a problem, but do not have a fix. Yet, they insist it is safe for us to drive the car until they can get their act together, whenever that may be. Ford is offering us no solution. They want us to drive this car, despite the obvious safety issue to the public.
Other than this huge failure, I like so much about the rest of the car. We are so disappointed, wanted a nice, safe, economical small car. But now are the irritated owners of noisy, unsafe, big hassle, that the mechanics at dealership won't fix. Lovely. Just Lovely.
I can't comment on the noise but there is no issue with the fact that the car can roll backwards on a hill. The DCT while it mostly works like an automatic transmission is in reality a manual transmission, except in this case the car operates the gears for you. Any manual will roll backwards on a hill even if it is in gear. You must either keep your foot on the brake or push on the gas some. Before automatic transmissions all cars worked this way. All manual transmissions still do.

To answer the question... "Isn't a car supposed to stay still when in drive when the brake is released?" No, the point of taking your foot off the brake is to allow the car to move. Your supposed to have the brake on at all times you don't want the car to be moving.

To assist people who are not familiar with driving a stick shift the car actually continues to apply the brakes for either 2 or 3 seconds after you release the brake pedal so that you have a chance to get your foot on the gas on a hill.
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:49 PM   #469
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I can't comment on the noise but there is no issue with the fact that the car can roll backwards on a hill. The DCT while it mostly works like an automatic transmission is in reality a manual transmission, except in this case the car operates the gears for you. Any manual will roll backwards on a hill even if it is in gear. You must either keep your foot on the brake or push on the gas some. Before automatic transmissions all cars worked this way. All manual transmissions still do.

To answer the question... "Isn't a car supposed to stay still when in drive when the brake is released?" No, the point of taking your foot off the brake is to allow the car to move. Your supposed to have the brake on at all times you don't want the car to be moving.

To assist people who are not familiar with driving a stick shift the car actually continues to apply the brakes for either 2 or 3 seconds after you release the brake pedal so that you have a chance to get your foot on the gas on a hill.
Very well put. I agree.
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Old 04-30-2013, 05:17 PM   #470
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Boy, I wish I could get my hands on the engineer(s) who designed that passenger side motor mount . Idiots....lol
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