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Old 06-05-2015, 12:32 PM   #61
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candih: Specifically which problem are you referring to?

If you are referring to juddering, I would possibly be looking at the engine mounts, although i believe there is a fuel pump recall on 2014's...
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The car is stuttering upon acceleration after a stop.
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candih - more reading around here will help.

Don't know your production date, but there's one warranty extension (8/100) covering cars through mid '14 (clutches/seals/programming) and another for different troubles covering the TCM for all cars (10/150).
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Issue is happening to me now. I do have am extended warranty with a 2014 Ford Focus titanium. Issue is I'm stationed overseas. I can't go to a regular dealership or else I would have to pay in euros up front and get reimbursed once I get back to the states. I did get the car in the states. Any help please.
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Only a Dealership can help, talk to one there or wait until the car returns to the States are your only options.

Have you contacted a Dealer yet?
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Shuttering / jerking on acceleration..

Hi there, I'm having the same issue with a 2013 Focus Titanium.
I bought it new and have only put 12500 miles on it in two years.

The shuttering / jerking on acceleration started shortly after I had bought it. Brought it to a dealer who let their transmission tech look at it - he confirmed that there was something wrong and reset the "computer" to allow it to "readjust to spec". None of that is very specific, nor means anything to me.

Anyways, it's still happening and is very infuriating seeing as I bought a BRAND NEW CAR.

When accelerating from a full stop, the car will feel, as someone else on this forum described as, "driving over a rumble strip". Then it will rev higher than it seems like it should before slamming into second. It's quite jarring.

After that, it's all smooth as you continue to drive, just as long as you don't need to stop again.

Has anyone found a definite fix for this? Or at least found out what the issue is? I want to approach the dealer with some actual information and not just what I "think" the car is doing.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 09-23-2015, 03:02 PM   #67
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Has anyone found a definite fix for this? Or at least found out what the issue is? I want to approach the dealer with some actual information and not just what I "think" the car is doing.
I've been told by Ford that the shuddering/juddering/stuttering "will never go away". I have a 2014 with 47k miles and they've tried numerous software patches on mine.

Last year a girl from Ford told me to trying being "a little aggressive" when accelerating from a stop. I told her that wasn't very good advice, especially if I'm in a church parking lot with old folks & children around, and my wife in the passenger seat. The option of stomping on the gas is still listed in Ford's official "cheat sheet" that they give to service techs to help them dance around the problem.
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Hi there, I'm having the same issue with a 2013 Focus Titanium.
I bought it new and have only put 12500 miles on it in two years.

The shuttering / jerking on acceleration started shortly after I had bought it. Brought it to a dealer who let their transmission tech look at it - he confirmed that there was something wrong and reset the "computer" to allow it to "readjust to spec". None of that is very specific, nor means anything to me.

Anyways, it's still happening and is very infuriating seeing as I bought a BRAND NEW CAR.

When accelerating from a full stop, the car will feel, as someone else on this forum described as, "driving over a rumble strip". Then it will rev higher than it seems like it should before slamming into second. It's quite jarring.

After that, it's all smooth as you continue to drive, just as long as you don't need to stop again.

Has anyone found a definite fix for this? Or at least found out what the issue is? I want to approach the dealer with some actual information and not just what I "think" the car is doing.

Thanks in advance!
Welcome to the forum, RButs!

When was your most recent dealer visit? I want to check into some options.

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I recently bought a 2016 Ford Focus and I love it, but a few days after I bought the vehicle the stutter began, I previously had a Ford Fiesta 2012 and it had the exact same issue, it was even a recall problem for the model; so I took my Focus back to the dealership and the guy from service tried to convince me that it was a normal thing for the car to do, that i just needed to accelerate more when i start moving from a stop but I don't want to have to do that all the time, so they took the car in and "fixed" the issue. The problem was solved for about 2-3 days and the stutter began again and its been 2 weeks since and its gotten progressively worse. I called in again for a second service, they claim that since the car has a manual transmission on an automatic clutch it will always do that; the car was working perfectly fine when i bought it, had I known that the car had this issue I would have never bought it.
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... had I known that the car had this issue I would have never bought it.
Welcome to the club. Waiting for Jan 1, 2019 when my 2014 Focus is paid off so I can trade it in on a Subaru.

This was my 4th consecutive new Ford purchase since 2005 and I'm switching brands.

My trick is, I let up on the gas pedal when it starts shuddering, then hit it again. Repeat until the shuddering stops. It's annoying and hard to imagine where the Ford engineer's cranium was when he designed this system, but it seems to work.
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