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Old 10-30-2013, 05:47 PM   #21
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I ended up taking my car to the local ford dealer for its Yearly inspection and to check out the acceleration issue. It sounds like this is an incredibly common issue and ford is well aware and has several fixes. My issue however is more serious and I was told not to drive my car. If I did and something happened it wouldn't be covered by warranty since it's been diagnosed. The big problem here is that the parts required to fix it are on back order for 27-30 days! Sounds like a big problem.

The kicker...since I didn't buy the extended warranty the won't give me a loaner.... I was fortunate that my dealer is incredibly helpful and realizes that 27-30 days to get a part is unacceptable. They've given me a car for 20 days and hope to have it fixed before then. I'll let you know what happens.
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my 2002 is doing what you described. i have no idea what it is. I changed the fuel filter and it was filthy. it ran fine for a few miles then it started back up again. ive been told it could be a clogged catalytic converter so im in the process of checking that out but im having issues getting the stupid head shield off, tight space.
since yours is a 2002, you might have a failing fuel pump. I'd check that. How long has it been since the car has had a tune up? Plugs, plug wires, air filter, oil change etc.?
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It sounds like this is an incredibly common issue and ford is well aware and has several fixes. My issue however is more serious and I was told not to drive my car. If I did and something happened it wouldn't be covered by warranty since it's been diagnosed. The big problem here is that the parts required to fix it are on back order for 27-30 days! Sounds like a big problem.
Good morning Caraelizab,

I'd like to loop in your regional customer service manager to work with you throughout this process. Please send me a PM with your full name, daytime phone number, VIN, current mileage, and servicing dealership.

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Old 11-01-2013, 09:25 AM   #24
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FordService I've sent you a PM but it is not showing up in my sent folder. Could you confirm it was recieved.
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Crystal I wanted to let you know my car is fixed and all is good. The rear seal was leaking and leaked fluid onto my pressure plate (my car is an automatic but this new tranny has clutch and pressure plate like a manual that auto engages and disengages when I stop and start which helps save fuel) the pressure plate and disk were slipping while trying to re engage, hence the shuddering. Only a tranny tech will find it
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Crystal I wanted to let you know my car is fixed and all is good. The rear seal was leaking and leaked fluid onto my pressure plate (my car is an automatic but this new tranny has clutch and pressure plate like a manual that auto engages and disengages when I stop and start which helps save fuel) the pressure plate and disk were slipping while trying to re engage, hence the shuddering. Only a tranny tech will find it
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acceleration issue/question

I've been reading through the posts to find an answer to an acceleration issue I am having with my vehicle. It's a 2012 Focus sel with 41,000 miles. At slower speeds (through parking lots, accelerating from a stop ect.) there is a a great deal of vehicle "shudder" almost as if the vehicle is ready to stall out.

What results, if any, have others had in investigating the cause of this?

(I am also experiencing the AC cooling issues that I have read elsewhere on the internet)

I don't want to waste time with a dealer if these are common and "acceptable" issues...

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I've been reading through the posts to find an answer to an acceleration issue I am having with my vehicle. It's a 2012 Focus sel with 41,000 miles. At slower speeds (through parking lots, accelerating from a stop ect.) there is a a great deal of vehicle "shudder" almost as if the vehicle is ready to stall out.

What results if any have others had in investigating the cause of this?

(I am also experiencing the AC cooling issues that I have read elsewhere on the internet)

I don't want to waste time with a dealer if these are common and "acceptable" issues...
Hey stewart34,

I'd like to see these concerns resolved for you. Please send me a PM with your full name, best daytime phone number, VIN, and preferred servicing dealership; I'll look into options available on my end.

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Old 03-19-2014, 04:28 AM   #30
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I had the same issue for 2 years. After numerous visits to the dealer it was finally fixed by replacing the clutch and computer.
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