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Old 03-06-2014, 10:33 PM   #11
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Wouldn't make any bets on it either, seen worse mix-ups from assumptions that don't make sense to me.
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Arco, a bit too cynical in this instance. This is not just some minor annoyance, but a serious safety problem. Ford has every reason to want to investigate.
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Arco, a bit too cynical in this instance. This is not just some minor annoyance, but a serious safety problem. Ford has every reason to want to investigate.
I hope you are correct, too, but the same could be said about the problems many owners have had with failing DCTs when they were getting the run-around instead of repairs.
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The DCT issues aren't safety related and wouldn't result in a slew of wrongful death lawsuits.
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The DCT issues aren't safety related and wouldn't result in a slew of wrongful death lawsuits.
Some comments by DCT owners I've read in other threads describe situations that sound every bit as dangerous as what 2013FocusTitanium's wife experienced. Her losing power steering made it even worse for her, but anything that causes an unexpected loss of forward motion can be "safety related" if someone is trying to make a left turn across oncoming traffic or trying to pass a car on a two-lane road.

I'm sorry to bring up the DCT when that's not what this thread is about, but it was the clearest example I could think of for another case where Ford had "every reason to want to investigate" but instead gave owners a run-around.

A few examples:

Transmission problems cannot be fixed by dealer...

DCT over revving, car not accelerating. Dangerous

There are many more. While they are about different problems than what the OP describes here, the possible danger is similar and the response owners got when trying to get theirs fixed was not encouraging. I'm hoping that it goes better for 2013FocusTitanium, like it has for the DCT owners who have had their problems resolved. I would welcome having my cyincism proven to be unjustified in this case.
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UPDATE: The dealer service director told me the codes they got were: U0401, U0140, B10C6, B10CB, B1361, B1373. He said none were related to the engine shutting down. Anybody have any perspective on that? They insist there's nothing to fix and told me to take the car back.
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Pfffft, I wouldn't take it back. Keep at it.
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The DCT issues aren't safety related...
Agreed, although there have a some instances of the clutch slippage caused by oil contamination.
Any dealer that would claim that this is normal should be immediately terminated.
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Unfortunately, this is not an overly uncommon occurrence. I've read about it in more threads than I can remember, and it's even happened to two of my friends (no damage and in relatively safe circumstances). Not coincidentally, neither of them own a Focus anymore.

The good news is that I've never heard of or seen someone say that it's happened to them more than once. The bad news is that not only are there never any codes for Ford to read, but it really shakes confidence in the owner.

I definitely agree with filing the complaint. Given the right situation this is most definitely a safety issue that can involve loss of life for something completely out of the users control.
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