Hi Focus drivers! I have a 2012 Focus SEL hatchback that I have really liked so far, I bought it new and it has about 91K miles on it now. Yeah for work I do a lot of driving... anyway earlier this year Ford issued a recall on the trans because of stuttering on start-up. So since mine did this ( I got used to it over the years) I took it in to my local dealer in Kent, WA and they performed the procedure per the recall. I noticed that after a couple weeks the problem seemed to not have gone away at all so I called the dealership and explained that I need to bring it back. I got an appointment but in the mean time I was on a business trip in Bellingham about 100 miles away when the car all of a sudden started dying on me and wouldn't go over 20 mph. I limped into the local dealership there in Bellingham and they replaced the entire Transmission Control Module, costing me a whopping $1200 to get my car out of hawk, not including the rental I had to get because they had to order the part. Now the ironic thing is that the original problem with stuttering on takeoff is now gone so the new TCM fixed the original problem of the recall. When I bought my car two years ago I added the extended service plan to 75K miles so it really wasn't all that far out of warranty but the recall had no mileage limit on it anyway. I appealed to Ford Customer Service because I felt that they should at least meet me part way on this because the service that I paid for fixed their recall issue. I was told under no uncertain terms that they won't cover that service bill at all, no explanation, do not pass GO, etc. Tough luck for you... I took the part to my local dealer and asked him what he thought, he told me that I was not the first case like this and there were several out-of-warranty TCM failures. My question here is has anyone else had this problem? I am wondering if I am just a case of "Oh well a couple months out of warranty and you are toast" or is it that Ford is sweeping a major defect under the rug??