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Old 07-13-2019, 06:30 PM   #11
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You definitely have a way with words, however I do agree that the information is there to avoid a DCT Focus. Itís a shame really, because itís such a sporty looking car. Of course the Fiesta ST & Focus ST are always fun options & reliable cars & I love how both of those look. A few brand new left over Ď18 Fiesta STís for sale online at 16k, which is an amazing car for the money.



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You focus way too much on appearances. It's like a Woman buying a shity pair of shoes just because they like the way they look.

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Old 07-13-2019, 07:02 PM   #12
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Ford doing the same thing that Nissan does on their massive CVT trans issues..............nothing. They jaw it to death with the words 'it's been fixed' but if you read between the lines on the publication there they admit they cannot fix it at all.

Look at the short engineering complaint lines about how the clutch friction coefficients kept changing all over the map, what a dry clutch does and nothing you can do about it. The running temperatures of a dry type clutch change so much that no computer on earth can keep up with the proper engagements or timings needed there.

Of special interest there is how Ford simply announces that going into neutral on a freeway or stalling is not dangerous at all. The very same Ford who set legal precedent years before by replacing fuel pumps on Focus cars due to 'stalling out' on the freeways.

The lawyers will tear them a new one over that little bit. Where we go in a new 'truth is not truth' universe.
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Old 07-14-2019, 11:15 PM   #13
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Of special interest there is how Ford simply announces that going into neutral on a freeway or stalling is not dangerous at all.
Right. I don’t know where the hell THEY drive. Must be out in the country. I can’t believe nobody has been seriously injured or killed as a result.
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Does a 2017-2018 Focus DCT have the exact same setup as a 2012-2016?
In terms of the transmission, there is no difference whatsoever in an MK3 with the updated clutch pack/assembly and an MK3.5 (which came with the updated parts out of the factory).
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I keep hearing that improvements were made on the 2017-2018s & the shift & drive better. Is this correct?
It is not correct. Here's a breakdown of what changed (what Ford "fixed"), and an explanation of why those fixes aren't enough: https://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/11343959-post3.html
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As much as I love the ST, Iím not sure I want to DD a manual in traffic
This Focus is the first non-manual I've ever owned. I do a solid 70/30 city/highway and the only thing that made me switch to an auto was having kids and deciding an auto would be one fewer thing to have to think about (and my wife doesn't like driving a manual, so having an auto meant she could drive my car when she needed to).

I don't live in LA or anything, but I live in a pretty hilly place and even in downtown traffic, I didn't mind driving stick. I'd certainly have kept my Mazda3 hatch had I known what a cluster the Focus was going to be.
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The trans just went out on my 2012 Focus. It was kicking out the error code P0606. I took it to my local Ford dealership. They just called me today to tell me it is gonna cost me over $5,000 to replace the transmission. I am NOT happy.
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I use to frequent this forum quite often. Im up to 9 clutch packs/ 2 tcms/every tsb theyve pushed/5 or 6 reflashes. After all that, I would still get the "you're probably driving it wrong". It is nice to be vindicated. These transmissons were inherently broken. No matter how I drove it...it was broken by design. Also sucks to have to deal with this crap though. I really hope this case takes a good chunk out of them and teaches them a lesson. Even if it's only a short lesson learned.
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The trans just went out on my 2012 Focus. It was kicking out the error code P0606. I took it to my local Ford dealership. They just called me today to tell me it is gonna cost me over $5,000 to replace the transmission. I am NOT happy.
Not sure I'd trust the dealer's diagnosis, especially given a P0606 is a fairly generic code. Is the battery fresh? Have you tried removing the paint from the body ground connection? The original battery in our '12 caused the car to throw lots of trans codes and a message in the display, as well as drivability issues. Put a fresh battery in months ago and no further issues.
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The trans just went out on my 2012 Focus. It was kicking out the error code P0606. I took it to my local Ford dealership. They just called me today to tell me it is gonna cost me over $5,000 to replace the transmission. I am NOT happy.
$5k is ridiculous. I'd take it to another stealership and see what they say.
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The trans just went out on my 2012 Focus. It was kicking out the error code P0606. I took it to my local Ford dealership. They just called me today to tell me it is gonna cost me over $5,000 to replace the transmission. I am NOT happy.


Sorry to hear that man, Iíd throw up if I had to pay them 5k. How many miles are on it?



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Personally I'd take the hit and sell any DCT-equipped Focus and settle for a nice used import compact, rather then deal with the innumerable clutch pack fixes. As a forum user did say, a sales rep told him/her to "fix it and sell it" after all
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