So very disappointed in this car. Take a test drive with the service advisor. Our services are 100% cost-free. Weirdly, it helped my transmission for a little bit. If you can illustrate the problem in video format as well, that would be great. What kind of gas mileage is everyone else getting? When I come to a stop and start to go it feels like its slipping or skipping puttering.
The problem this time was it slipped and shuttered severely when pulling out and occasionally when shifting. Ford needs to recall this car and give us our money back. The vehicle is in the shop and the mechanic informed us of his? I have made so many trips to the dealer, and Ford's continual denial that the transmission is faulty is unbelievable. Takes 1 minute - get your answer in less than an hour. I had the same shudder from the transmission everyone is complaining about. I contacted fords again about my issue and they had me take my car in two more times.
The dealership ignored the codes and just updated the software, they said that Ford has a protocol that they have to follow and a software update was the first step. So dealer says being it in…. When I finally took it to them me and my two toddlers were almost killed it traffic we were at a stand still so long that when it started moving again my car would not move just make the sounds like I was hauling butt. I have questioned the wisdom of replacing parts that we know to be bad in a transmission we know to be bad with identical parts. About 2 weeks later I took it back in with the same problems and ask to talk to the service manger. This spring the transmission shifted and the engine started racing.
Visit and enter your information. Oh, that was a mistake! The dealer replaced clutches, seals, throw out bearing and reprogramming. Sounds will change as the transmission oil changes temperature and viscosity. Not really a big deal to have your foot on the break when on an incline at a complete stop. After keeping my car for about a week while they waited on a back ordered part, the trans guy came out and told me that I actually have a manual trans with an electronic clutch. Visit to find a lawyer in your state. When i said that the car almost died out when pulling into a busy st.
These types of transmissions are designed to be maintenance free. I also understand that Ford says the Focus is their best selling vehicle. Although the dealership tried to be supportive I really feel like Ford let me down this time. It would seem that it would serve to their best interest on finding the right solution to this problem and to generate a recall. This advertisement is directed only to owners who are having — or have had — repeated warranty repair problems with their 2012 Ford Focus. I took the car to the Ford dealership in March and they claimed it was a leak in the seal causing fluid to leak onto the clutch.
The torque converter is a fluid coupling device which dampens these positive engagement feels. It is very jerkey in 1st and 2nd gear and seems to get worse as it heats up. I took it to my dealership the test drove the car the first time for 4 miles stated the noise and issues I am having are typical of the transmission. I feel like im just wasting my money paying for the thing. I took it in for service on May 11 for an oil leak which turned out to be from the valve cover gaskets, and to have them check the transmission. Took 4 months to get new clutch in.
I do not know what to do next, or who to turn to. Lower gears seem like they have a shutter or a vibration. Took it back in and after a day or two they told me I needed to put another 2,000 miles on the new clutch before it would smooth out. There are well over a million very happy drivers of this car you despise, me being one of them. Then, 150 miles later the, transmission starts shuddering when taking off from a complete stop, followed by some strange noises. They completely dismissed my complaints about the trans.
I did have the car give me a problem in reverse today but I restarted and the car seems fine. My car was hesitating and getting low milegae. We are obviously going to have to take the car to a different Ford dealership but I not holding my breath that the issues with the car will be resolved. Also, check out post 706 from this website: , as well as a mentioned earlier in this thread — most likely all of these problems are caused by faulty trans seals allowing oil to leak into the transmission. Should have went with the mazda 3. I am tired of the lip service and want a reliable car! This time the car is in the shop for almost two weeks with major transmission work necessary.