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Old 02-27-2015, 11:09 AM   #1
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Update on my POS Focus issues...

A Ford Engineer came down and looked at my car (after I filed a complaint with the BBB) and even though I had numerous issues with the car, the engineer stopped at the shudder and ordered the clutch replaced and said that should fix all the other issues. Well it didn't! The car immediately started doing the same things. Reported back to the BBB and Ford that the car still sucked and I have heard nothing except that the BBB will have to order an arbitration. I have still 2 weeks later yet to hear from the BBB which infuriates me even more that they can't return a phone call or email.

Anyway... my husband refused to let me drive the POS Focus anymore since it was unsafe and we bit the bullet and traded it off for a much better vehicle (and yes it is NOT a Ford). I took a substantial loss on the Focus as they aren't worth crap (It lost $8,000 value in 7 months!!!) but I am out of the death trap and feel much better.

I will still fight to get Ford to take these POS cars of the road before someone gets seriously injured or killed and I will forever talk anyone who is even thinking of buying any Ford vehicle out of it as they obviously care nothing about the hard working people who buy their cars. I refuse to ever have anything to do with Ford again!!!!
If they would do the right thing they would refund me the loss I took on trading my POS off so that I can pay down my new NON-FORD vehicle, but they don't care as it doesn't cause them to lose sleep!

Thanks for nothing Ford!


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Old 02-27-2015, 01:07 PM   #2
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Honestly calling this car a POS on a Focus dedicated forum isn't gonna get you anywhere. Maybe you should go about it in a better way. You won't get much help with that attitude. Sounds like you are venting more than anything. Have you tried switching your driving style? Have you tried driving in Sport mode only? Have they checked grounds in the car?
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Honestly calling this car a POS on a Focus dedicated forum isn't gonna get you anywhere. Maybe you should go about it in a better way. You won't get much help with that attitude. Sounds like you are venting more than anything. Have you tried switching your driving style? Have you tried driving in Sport mode only? Have they checked grounds in the car?
It may not get me anywhere but hopefully it will help others who are having the same problems to see how hard it is to get any resolution and also help Ford to see what a terrible car they are putting on the roads. I have done everything I was asked to do and got nothing in return! I don't have an attitude, I'm only being an anti-focus advocate in hopes of getting Ford to open their eyes that if they don't fix something someone is going to be injured or killed driving these cars. I don't own a Focus anymore thank goodness. I chalked us a loss to drive something reliable and safe.
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Old 02-27-2015, 02:34 PM   #4
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You never answered my questions^^^^^

What did the car do to make it unsafe?
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You never answered my questions^^^^^

What did the car do to make it unsafe?
Read my posts (among hundreds of others) in the other forums that discuss the problems these cars are having....

1. Transmission shudder
2. excess rpm revving
3. hesitation when accelerator is pressed
4. steering issues

Its not just me... Look at all the people on here with the same problems as well as all over the internet. If you don't agree that's fine, I have the right to post my opinions in hopes of helping others keep from having or making the same mistakes I did in owning and trying to get my car fixed.
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Old 02-27-2015, 03:11 PM   #6
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I've seen the issues. And they can be corrected too. I drive a DCT and have been driving it for 101406 miles. So I know the platform very well. I've read all the posts concerning it. This transmission loves high revs. I'm not afraid of taking it to 5k. Going from that, the transmission shutter is just normal. You have to give it gas. I know it sounds weird, but that's just the way this transmission should be driven. Having it in Sport mode helps a ton too. The hesitant throttle is not the transmission. It's the fact that this isn't drive by wire. It's an electronic throttle. Most have seen that a simple upgrade to the e-focus rear motor mount have helped fix this issue. Also a tune too. I'm not saying you need to, but it helps. What steering issues? I for one love the electronic steering. It's very crisp
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Can't help that one papaacer, car's been traded.
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Old 02-27-2015, 04:18 PM   #8
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Yeah true, welp can't help someone that doesn't want to try and fix things
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Her issues don't seem to make the car a "death trap" to me. Honestly, it is difficult to differentiate someone who is having real problems with their car from those who make mountains out of mole hills. One thing is certain: Trading cars is the very definition of dissatisfaction.
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Her issues don't seem to make the car a "death trap" to me. Honestly, it is difficult to differentiate someone who is having real problems with their car from those who make mountains out of mole hills. One thing is certain: Trading cars is the very definition of dissatisfaction.
That's true. Honestly, I had to get used to the car myself. But the people that complain on here make it VERY difficult to help the people that have a legitimate issue. I am one to help, but this post was very pointless. Calling the car a POS isn't the way to go. Especially when people on here love their MK3s.
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