Should I take my car in for the DCT? - Focus Fanatics
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Focus Fanatics > Ford Focus Third Generation > MK3 Focus

MK3 Focus The place to chat about general questions, window tinting, exterior body, interior and lighting upgrades for the third generation 2012-Current Focus.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-19-2012, 12:59 PM   #1
mutiger93gt
Focus Jr. Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Fan#: 97617
Location: Columbia, MO
What I Drive: 2012 Tuxedo Black SFE

Posts: 43
FF Reputation: 1 mutiger93gt Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Should I take my car in for the DCT?

Well I have put about 12k miles on my car. It has a build date of around 9-11-11. I don't really have any major issues, aside from low speed shifts while turning sounding like a box of rocks in my transmission. I am just wondering if its worth the time to take in and have it looked at?

I mean other than the sound, the transmission seems fine. I mean, if its just the sound the transmission makes to shift then fine, but if its clutches slipping, then we have problems?

Probably already been covered but wanted to take a double check.


__________________
2012 Focus SFE with a sunroof and SYNC: Currently 34.2MPG

Dual Clutch Transmission = Junk.
mutiger93gt is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-19-2012, 01:04 PM   #2
PratoN
Focus Fanatic
 
PratoN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Fan#: 88058
Location: Milwaukee, WI
What I Drive: 2012 Kona Blue Ti Hatchback, DCT

Posts: 3,754
FF Reputation: 10 PratoN Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Probably the clutches slipping, but it really depends on your dealer if it's going to get fixed. I suggest you take it in before the 3 year/36k mile mark.

Some people complain of shuddering and get an entire transmission and clutch swapped. Others have weird noises and jerkiness and the dealers brush it off as a characteristic of the car. All I can really say is take it in and I wish you the best of luck.
__________________
2012 FF Ti HB Kona Blue, Built 5/24/2011, 401A + Ti Handling Package, Parking Technology Package, Winter Package, Moonroof, and MFT w/NAV at v3.6 91k miles and counting...
PratoN is online now  
    Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2012, 02:33 PM   #3
FordService
Official Ford Rep
 
FordService's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Fan#: 79824
Location: Dearborn, MI
What I Drive: Ford Focus

Posts: 4,191
FF Reputation: 18 FordService Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by mutiger93gt View Post
Well I have put about 12k miles on my car. It has a build date of around 9-11-11. I don't really have any major issues, aside from low speed shifts while turning sounding like a box of rocks in my transmission. I am just wondering if its worth the time to take in and have it looked at?...
Hi mutiger93gt,

I would definitely advise that you take your vehicle in to the dealership so they can take a look. Additionally, I want to escalate your case to your region's customer service manager. All I need to get started is a PM from you with your VIN, dealer, mileage, daytime phone number, and full name; I'll do the rest!

Quote:
Originally Posted by PratoN View Post
Probably the clutches slipping, but it really depends on your dealer if it's going to get fixed. I suggest you take it in before the 3 year/36k mile mark.

Some people complain of shuddering and get an entire transmission and clutch swapped. Others have weird noises and jerkiness and the dealers brush it off as a characteristic of the car. All I can really say is take it in and I wish you the best of luck.
Thanks for offering up this suggestion, PratoN.

Have a great day, everyone,
Crystal
__________________
FORD SERVICE

p: 800.392.FORD
t: @FordService @FordFocus @Ford
f: facebook.com/FordFocus facebook.com/Ford
FordService is online now  
    Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:59 PM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Terms of Use : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information : Site Map

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Acura TLX or Fiesta ST. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area.