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Old 01-24-2017, 06:34 PM   #71
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This is hard to believe - but I'm sure it's true.

You had a Fiesta and didn't like the transmission, only to replace it with a Focus that has the EXACT same one?

No "recall" on either BTW - you can read about extended warranties for earlier ones here but nothing for the 2016 that I've heard of yet. It's only the later production 2016 versions that have the latest clutch pack they're using for repairs now.

Sorry to burst bubbles, but it's a frying pan to fire thing - newest have a better rep than older, but model to model there's no difference as they use the same parts.
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Old 01-25-2017, 08:38 AM   #72
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No "recall" on either BTW - you can read about extended warranties for earlier ones here but nothing for the 2016 that I've heard of yet...
Not to nitpick, but local dealers call FSA's and TSB's "recalls" all the time.

Even though "recall" is a legal term used by the Federal Government and by Ford Motor Company, when a dealer mechanic tells a customer that a repair is No Charge because "it's a recall" the customer simply hears what they are told.
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Not to nitpick, but local dealers call FSA's and TSB's "recalls" all the time.

Even though "recall" is a legal term used by the Federal Government and by Ford Motor Company, when a dealer mechanic tells a customer that a repair is No Charge because "it's a recall" the customer simply hears what they are told.
Yea, they are technically warranty work.

Getting a TSB or an FSA fixed outside of warranty is very hard without opening the pocket book. It's why I haven't gone to get my PCM flashed (minor update on early ST's for "rough engine idle")
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Old 02-19-2017, 02:20 AM   #74
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Hello,
I am writing as I just purchased a used 2014 Ford Focus SE a few days ago and noticed this problem from the begining. When I go from stopping point and accelerate between 0 and 10 mph is where I get the shudder. I am wondering if this is normal and just need to learn tricks around this to get it to stop or if I truly need to have it checked and if there is a fix? I am financing this car for the next 72 months so it has to last me. This shudder is very disturbing not to mention annoying for myself and my passengers. I have a dealership warranty from where I got it problem is I don't want to drive the two hours to get there. I will also say the car only has 31,000 miles on it and I have quite a bit of each ford warranty left so if I need a fix now is the time to do it. Does anyone have suggestions on what to do ? Also if this can be fixed is that covered by ford warranty? Any help is greatly appreciated.
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I am writing as I just purchased a used 2014 Ford Focus SE a few days ago and noticed this problem from the begining. When I go from stopping point and accelerate between 0 and 10 mph is where I get the shudder. I am wondering if this is normal and just need to learn tricks around this to get it to stop or if I truly need to have it checked and if there is a fix? I am financing this car for the next 72 months so it has to last me. This shudder is very disturbing not to mention annoying for myself and my passengers. I have a dealership warranty from where I got it problem is I don't want to drive the two hours to get there. I will also say the car only has 31,000 miles on it and I have quite a bit of each ford warranty left so if I need a fix now is the time to do it. Does anyone have suggestions on what to do ? Also if this can be fixed is that covered by ford warranty? Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Take it to your local Ford dealer if it's still under the 3/36 warranty. You may have 5k let on the mileage part of the warranty, but you need to find out the in service date for the 3yr part.
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I am writing as I just purchased a used 2014 Ford Focus SE a few days ago and noticed this problem from the begining. When I go from stopping point and accelerate between 0 and 10 mph is where I get the shudder. I am wondering if this is normal and just need to learn tricks around this to get it to stop or if I truly need to have it checked and if there is a fix? I am financing this car for the next 72 months so it has to last me. This shudder is very disturbing not to mention annoying for myself and my passengers. I have a dealership warranty from where I got it problem is I don't want to drive the two hours to get there. I will also say the car only has 31,000 miles on it and I have quite a bit of each ford warranty left so if I need a fix now is the time to do it. Does anyone have suggestions on what to do ? Also if this can be fixed is that covered by ford warranty? Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Needs new clutches. Take it to a Ford dealer.

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How do I go about finding out this in year warranty date ? Also is there a way to check my warranties still available myself? I was told when I bought this car that there was an open recall on it when I asked about if it's something I would need to have fixed I was told no that recalls can just stay open for up to 10 years? Should I be worried about the recall? Thanks
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If you register your vehicle at owner.ford.com you'll see a warranty section that should show your warranty effective dates. The site should also show additional information about recalls, TSBs, warranty extensions, etc...
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We just got a 2015 Ford Focus SE with the studdering when you accelerate from a stop. I feel like it has gotten worse since we picked it up a few months ago, however when we took it in to the dealership, they said it's normal. I'm in no means a car guy, but this does not feel normal. I feel like it could be a safety issue or something could happen and it break down on the side of the highway. Has anyone had a fix for this?
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We just got a 2015 Ford Focus SE with the studdering when you accelerate from a stop. I feel like it has gotten worse since we picked it up a few months ago, however when we took it in to the dealership, they said it's normal. I'm in no means a car guy, but this does not feel normal. I feel like it could be a safety issue or something could happen and it break down on the side of the highway. Has anyone had a fix for this?
It's not normal. They need to test the car. Set a appointment at another dealer for a shudder test.
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