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Ok I just had a third clutch pack done 54k miles revision F & a TCM two weeks ago/// hopefully this is it for awhile////// I am thank full I have a good dealer & mechanic//// my car must have been made on a FRIDAY!!! Anyway Ford is absolutely standing behind their product but it's been a real hassle going back & forth!! Anybody know if this hopefully final fix is the answer?? MJB
 

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Just got my car back. New clutch pack installed. Honestly, it feels like nothing was really done. It was shuddering on the way out of the parking lot haha. This reminds me of when Microsoft sold the white X-Box's back in 2009 and over 55% of them were defective and would die within a few months of owning them. So Microsoft extended the warranty on them and had you send the unit back and they would "fix it" and send it back. However most of them broke a short time after you received them. Sound familiar? Ford can extend the warranty all they want... it doesn't change the fact that these cars will continue to break, be a safety hazard, and a huge inconvenience for the owners. Not to mention I am making monthly payments on a car that will probably not last over 50K miles.

This has been a very costly lesson to learn. At 28 years old I thought I was "adulting" by buying a new car that would last....
 

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Anyone want to buy a 2014 Ford Focus with 12k miles on it! Seat warmers! Back-up camera! And a GREAT transmission! Excellent commuter car!

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Bought a 2014 SE as a CPO on Monday night. Test drive went perfectly. On the way home it started the shudder at the top end of first gear. Additionally, on my way to work yesterday morning, the front driver's tire broke a belt in it, making the ride both rough and loud. I'm not exactly thrilled that I'm already having to schedule a service appointment for a car I've had a little over 48 hours.

So far, I've called my dealer twice and had to leave a message both times. Still waiting for a call back.
 

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Generally, my shuddering and RPM spikes/hesitation would occur at higher temperatures, but today, at a scorching 63 degrees, I experienced the same thing.

I can't wait until my November appointment!
 

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Thanks for the shout out! The best way to choose a dealership is through asking other customers and checking out the dealers themselves. I don't work directly with them, so I wouldn't be able to point to any specific one. Dealers are searchable by ZIP code here.

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Thanks, Meagan!

Unfortunately, I live in a Honda/Toyota dominated region and the only other people that I know that drive a Ford that are not part of my own family is another FF member. However, since we also live close to each other, we'd run into the same dealership woes.
 

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You "hit a pedestrian" because the car shifted into reverse on its own?!? I've seem some semi-scary posts here but that's terrifying. Surely the lemon law applies here?
Exalky, maybe it does. Upon further research for Texas, the serious problem had to have shown before 12 months/12,000 miles and presented to a dealer (which I did a few times), and then again within the next 12 months/12,000 miles. This is my 6th or 7th time having the vehicle in the shop between multiple cities.
 

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I've been browsing threads like this from the shadows for a couple of months. My shudder and jerking has been getting worse. Has become very evident in the stop and go traffic on my commute. I've got about 30K miles on my SE and today I called with a list of things I want my dealer to look at, including the transmission behavior. Appointment is set for 10/16. I thought that was bad, but I guess not compared to some of the comments here. Wish me luck. Wish us ALL luck.
 

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... Anybody know if this hopefully final fix is the answer?? MJB
That's the same question that's been asked for the last three years. With each new version of clutches, seals, or software it has been hoped that the final solution has arrived. Unfortunately, the only way we'll know when that has happened is when repaired cars stop needing to be repaired again for some reasonable length of time or mileage.
 

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That's the same question that's been asked for the last three years. With each new version of clutches, seals, or software it has been hoped that the final solution has arrived. Unfortunately, the only way we'll know when that has happened is when repaired cars stop needing to be repaired again for some reasonable length of time or mileage.
Yeah, it's safe to say that there really isn't a final fix. There is temporary fixes.
 

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1971 Ford Pinto - The 50 Worst Cars of All Time - TIME
Let's look back at the Ford Pinto. Cost to make it right vs costs of paying victims - it all comes down to how to save the most money. Unfortunately, I think we have a "Pinto-esque" type car on our hands here. My engineering classes taught me that these types of engineering fails happen frequently. What sets bad companies apart from the good ones are how they deal with them and how quickly they fix them, instead of patching them up or hoping their settlements are less than their possible expense.
 

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1971 Ford Pinto - The 50 Worst Cars of All Time - TIME
Let's look back at the Ford Pinto. Cost to make it right vs costs of paying victims - it all comes down to how to save the most money. Unfortunately, I think we have a "Pinto-esque" type car on our hands here. My engineering classes taught me that these types of engineering fails happen frequently. What sets bad companies apart from the good ones are how they deal with them and how quickly they fix them, instead of patching them up or hoping their settlements are less than their possible expense.
This.
 

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Pinto is a relatively simple case by comparison, and the simple fix used (plastic shield on the front of the tank) was only a partial fix.

The original engineering proposal of a fuel cell type bladder was never used, instead of going that way most later cars moved the tank location to a more central one in front of the rear axle (plus other fixes like a one way valve for rollovers at the tank, also helps prevent spewing fuel if hit).

Later vehicles still had troubles when the tank was located at the rear, most recent recall "fix" I remember was installing an optional hitch for more protection.


Simple "obvious' fix on these trannies has had less than spectacular results (clutch pack/seals) in many cases.
 

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I have a 2013 Focus Titanium with DPS6 transmission. Regarding recall 15B22. New TCM software update. I had the software installed on Tuesday Oct 6th, 2015. I had a feeling that this new software was a lot more than just a overt TCM failure warning issue. And I was right. The transmission issues have completely went away. The shifting almost perfect and smooth. I believe Ford has found the fix for the DPS6 transmission, but because of all the lawsuits they also include huge changes to the software without mentioning it. I would advise everyone with issues to contact Ford and get this recall 15B22 software installed. Finally a fix!
 

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I have a 2013 Focus Titanium with DPS6 transmission. Regarding recall 15B22. New TCM software update. I had the software installed on Tuesday Oct 6th, 2015. I had a feeling that this new software was a lot more than just a overt TCM failure warning issue. And I was right. The transmission issues have completely went away. The shifting almost perfect and smooth. I believe Ford has found the fix for the DPS6 transmission, but because of all the lawsuits they also include huge changes to the software without mentioning it. I would advise everyone with issues to contact Ford and get this recall 15B22 software installed. Finally a fix!
I must admit, the first two weeks, mine still shuddered after this update, but then, all of a sudden, it diminished almost entirely. It was like night and day. Of course, now that I mention the positive, I'm sure it'll start shuddering again today.
 

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Mine also shifted like crap the first couple days, then went smooth as butter, then went back to crap for a day like 2 weeks ago, now it's been awesome. If they don't have the solid fix..they're getting close.
 

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I have a 2013 Focus Titanium with DPS6 transmission. Regarding recall 15B22.
New TCM software update. I had the software installed on Tuesday Oct 6th, 2015. I had a feeling that this new software was a lot more than just a overt TCM failure warning issue. And I was right. The transmission issues have completely went away. The shifting almost perfect and smooth. I believe Ford has found the fix for the DPS6 transmission, but because of all the lawsuits they also include huge changes to the software without mentioning it. I would advise everyone with issues to contact Ford and get this recall
15B22 software installed. Finally a fix!
 

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I have a 2013 Focus Titanium with DPS6 transmission. Regarding recall 15B22.
New TCM software update. I had the software installed on Tuesday Oct 6th, 2015. I had a feeling that this new software was a lot more than just a overt TCM failure warning issue. And I was right. The transmission issues have completely went away. The shifting almost perfect and smooth. I believe Ford has found the fix for the DPS6 transmission, but because of all the lawsuits they also include huge changes to the software without mentioning it. I would advise everyone with issues to contact Ford and get this recall
15B22 software installed. Finally a fix!
I didn't have any clutch/trans issues with my '14 Focus until I hit 15K miles. Brought it to the dealer on 09/04/15 to address the clutch slipping/shuddering at low speeds and they did a TCM reset or update. Initially it improved the shuddering at low speeds but instead it started slipping at exactly 20 mph. After three or four weeks the shuddering at low speeds returned. I scheduled an appointment to return it to the dealer for 10/10/15 and the dealer called this morning to tell me they're just going to order a new clutch for it. Hopefully that will fix the problem my car is having.
 
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