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Old 07-11-2019, 03:15 PM   #1
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DCT Transmission Article

This is the most complete info I’ve seen to date on Ford’s “handling” of the issue. A lack of corporate ethics, too much concern over stock price vs. customer satisfaction, etc. I do not own one, I am just interested in the issue.

https://www.jsonline.com/in-depth/mo...ct/1671198001/


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Old 07-12-2019, 11:56 AM   #2
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Corporate greed at its finest.
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Old 07-12-2019, 03:04 PM   #3
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More direct link to that article:

https://www.freep.com/in-depth/money...ct/1671198001/

I recognized the article because this story came up in my Reddit feed yesterday. Great stuff :)

Link to the Reddit post, I love reading the comments: https://www.reddit.com/r/news/commen...ls_had_flawed/

Also, check out this image posted to Reddit, similar DCT issue post:

https://m.imgur.com/nOkqDXj?r

I tried to post the Reddit link... but there's a bad word in the url lol... nvr mind, the link below does resolve

https://www.reddit.com/r/Justrolledi...******g_focus/

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Old 07-12-2019, 06:04 PM   #4
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Hello Ford, in case you haven’t heard, this latest discovery likely could saddle you with “Punitive Damages”... I know, I know Ford it’s not something that boards of directors like to hear, those dirty little words “ punitive damages”.

Punitive damages are when a jury decides that a company’s behavior is so egregious, so reprehensible that it deserves to be punished.

Here is a great little tidbit also… most insurance companies exclude “punitive damages” soooo Ford, punitive damage settlements will come right off of your bottom line of profit.

And just in case it’s not clear, Ford, the overall message behind the award of punitive damages is “go eff yourself, Ford”.

Doggone it, I almost forgot to mention— if you are a ford stockholder, and your investment is sinking faster than the value of a Ford focus, consider bringing lawsuit against the Board of Directors of Ford. Also good news their directors Liability coverage also in most situations excludes payment of punitive damages, so out of your very deep pockets Mr Director, you will be paying. Have a good day.

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Old 07-13-2019, 04:47 AM   #5
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Iím still waiting too see what happens with the Ford Class action settlement in CA. that was filed a few years ago. I just watched a YouTube video with Steve Lehto & he said that we might have a conclusion by Dec. Ď19.

I drive my Ď13 DCT everyday & it still blows my mind on how terrible the car accelerates & drives at slow speeds. Great looking Hatchback & good on gas, but a terrible driving car.



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Old 07-13-2019, 03:26 PM   #6
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I'm surprised this isn't more of a busy topic on this forum almost like people are in denial of this which is a huge black eye for Ford and a slap in the face of people that they talked into buying the DCT. I guess hope of a long term fix is gone.

I knew in 2012 there were issues and the two DCTs I test drove just didn't seem right and ended up with the only 5 speed on the lot in the color and options we wanted. Been a great car since.
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Old 07-13-2019, 03:43 PM   #7
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I know this has been asked before but:

Does a 2017-2018 Focus DCT have the exact same setup as a 2012-2016?

I keep hearing that improvements were made on the 2017-2018s & the shift & drive better. Is this correct? I was looking online & you can find a 2017-2018 Titanium Hatchback with under 10k miles for around 16k, which is a lot of car, for the money, however the DCT is obviously what holds me back. As much as I love the ST, Iím not sure I want to DD a manual in traffic.



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I think there were significant improvements to the DCT after 2012 but still lagged in performance and still a lot of issues that people just tolerated during their ownership.

I,personally,wouldn't buy a DCT period esepcaiily when it was obviously a rushed design and engineers confirming this why not be smart and look at another brand?
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Anybody who would buy a DCT equipped Focus than knows this information is a moron a glutton for punishment stupid buffoon. Move on other brands exist besides ford.

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Anybody who would buy a DCT equipped Focus than knows this information is a moron a glutton for punishment stupid buffoon. Move on other brands exist besides ford.

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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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