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Old 08-16-2012, 06:39 PM   #11
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Don't want to advocate the nuclear option, but check your State's "Lemon Law". Most states have a trigger when the car is out of service more than 30 days in the first year. Looks like you're awfully close to that.
He is probably over 30, last 1 vist was 22 days, not including previous 8 visits.
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Old 08-16-2012, 07:35 PM   #12
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This is what I'm seeing under the Texas Lemon Laws. It seems like I meet the requirements for #1, having had it in for repair twice before 12,000 miles and twice after 12,000 miles, but how to prove if the defect "substantially affects the market value of the car" seems a bit wishy-washy.

Sec. 2301.605. REBUTTABLE PRESUMPTION--REASONABLE NUMBER OF ATTEMPTS. (a) A rebuttable presumption that a reasonable number of attempts have been undertaken to conform a motor vehicle to an applicable express warranty is established if:

(1) the same nonconformity continues to exist after being subject to repair four or more times by the manufacturer, converter, or distributor or an authorized agent or franchised dealer of a manufacturer, converter, or distributor and:

(A) two of the repair attempts were made in the 12 months or 12,000 miles, whichever occurs first, following the date of original delivery to the owner; and

(B) the other two repair attempts were made in the 12 months or 12,000 miles, whichever occurs first, immediately following the date of the second repair attempt;

(2) the same nonconformity creates a serious safety hazard and continues to exist after causing the vehicle to have been subject to repair two or more times by the manufacturer, converter, or distributor or an authorized agent or franchised dealer of a manufacturer, converter, or distributor and:

(A) at least one attempt to repair the nonconformity was made in the 12 months or 12,000 miles, whichever occurs first, following the date of original delivery to the owner; and

(B) at least one other attempt to repair the nonconformity was made in the 12 months or 12,000 miles, whichever occurs first, immediately following the date of the first repair attempt; or

(3) a nonconformity still exists that substantially impairs the vehicle's use or market value and:

(A) the vehicle is out of service for repair for a cumulative total of 30 or more days in the 24 months or 24,000 miles, whichever occurs first, following the date of original delivery to the owner; and

(B) at least two repair attempts were made in the 12 months or 12,000 miles following the date of original delivery to an owner.

(b) A period or a number of days or miles described by Subsection (a) is extended for any period that repair services are not available to the owner because of:

(1) a war, invasion, or strike; or

(2) a fire, flood, or other natural disaster.

(c) The 30 days described by Subsection (a)(3)(A) do not include any period during which the manufacturer or distributor lends the owner a comparable motor vehicle while the owner's vehicle is being repaired by a franchised dealer.

It says that the 30 days does not include any period where the manufacturer lends me a comparable motor vehicle while they were repairing mine. In most cases they did put me in a rental car through the Enterprise that is in their dealership. I'd say I've spent about 12-14 days without my car or a rental car, which is not over 30 days.

Are you guys reading this the same way I am?
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Old 08-16-2012, 08:58 PM   #13
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Yes I have the same issues with the DCT, it seems to be par for the course and I don't think the dealer can really do anything about it right now.

I've decided to take a wait and see attitude for now. If Ford doesn't come up with a solution soon then the service department is going to get to know me on a first name basis, and if they can't repair it within a reasonable period of time I'll consider the lemon law.

Tis a shame, the Focus is an awesome car otherwise but the DCT is really ruining it and I just can't see myself putting up with it much longer.
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Yes I have the same issues with the DCT, it seems to be par for the course and I don't think the dealer can really do anything about it right now.

I've decided to take a wait and see attitude for now. If Ford doesn't come up with a solution soon then the service department is going to get to know me on a first name basis, and if they can't repair it within a reasonable period of time I'll consider the lemon law.

Tis a shame, the Focus is an awesome car otherwise but the DCT is really ruining it and I just can't see myself putting up with it much longer.
It is ashame, indeed. The Focus is a beautifull car with some nice features about it. But this tranny behavior thing is really weird and annoying. One of my friends made me laught so hard when he did the following comparaison.

My relation to my Focus could be compared to going out with the sexiest girl in school...only to find out later that she eats her boogers or that she is a psycopat I mean the car looks great, it's sexy as hell, but man, it has some weird behavior and such behavior is not putting my mind at ease. I'm always ''ok, what will it do next?'' ( I mean no disrespect to the ladies, btw)

If I may, if you want to wait and see, by all means, do it, but make sure you document everything, you just never know. I want to like this car, very much, but its not easy easy doing so.
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Let me start by saying I have the 5 speed manual.

I've noticed surging also. I generally go pretty easy on my focus. 99% of the time I don't notice anything, but almost everyday when I leave work under light acceleration in 2nd and 3rd gear I get a stutter or surge. The road is mostly flat (maybe 1% grade). Its also one of those things that i could never repeat at the dealer.
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Let me start by saying I have the 5 speed manual.

I've noticed surging also. I generally go pretty easy on my focus. 99% of the time I don't notice anything, but almost everyday when I leave work under light acceleration in 2nd and 3rd gear I get a stutter or surge. The road is mostly flat (maybe 1% grade). Its also one of those things that i could never repeat at the dealer.
Hi skiboarder119.

I'd like to take a look at this for you. Could you please PM me your name, phone number, VIN, mileage, and dealer info?

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