Shop could not duplicate, computer said everything within params. Bad Transmission Problems I am amazed at the number of complaints regarding the bad transmission problems of the Ford Focus. It all has to do with their power shift transmission. My Car Has 1,200 Miles On It. I had to have it replaced and a new one re-calibrated.
You should not rely on any of the information contained on this website without seeking the advice of an attorney. Considering The Accident Would Not Of Happened In The First Place If They Would Of Fixed My Car Right The First Time. The upshot of this is: You're probably never going to buy another Ford, and you've been forced to drive a defective lemon for something like 18 months. New clutch packs and reprogramming done under warranty. Also you should know that our cars typically have problems with the pressure plates not disengaging the clutch all the way producing drag on the transmission and wearing on synchros, especially reverse. You really have to ask yourself: Is buying a Ford really worth the risk, especially when a Mazda3 is an objectively superior car? The Long-Term Quality Index is designed to give the average car buyer a picture of what the long-term reliability of different makes and models are based on real-world used vehicle data. I have driven manual cars since first getting my license over 20 years ago, so I know how to drive a manual transmission.
Time will tell if it's fixed. When the car is just dicking around in traffic, it's often not so clear which gear is required next, and the computer gets terribly confused because you're on and off the gas, the inputs are gentle and indefinite, and it goes into 'transvestite mode' - and seems always to be in the wrong gear. Car now shifts smoothly, a total transformation. Vehicle was purchased on 20040601. All they need to do is replace the clutch es , or replace the transmission.
Was given a letter and told rattle during shifts is normal for this trans. All of this sounds rubbish to me, I think it is a major design defect. Vehicle had to be towed to dealership. Issue appears to be resolved. No charge and no hassle. As an engineer I have no doubt the PowerShit transmission is fundamentally flawed. I was treated so bad.
How many manual transmission vehicles have you driven? Everything was much better but only for a short while, then got much worse. Leaky seals Transmission slipping, noise , vibration. The next hundred miles of driving almost caused numerous accidents due to lack of acceleration and uneven performance. Shudder gone, but still shook when stopped in Drive. If this were the case, there is a serious design defect in play indeed. This is the second replacement 6000 mi transmission sensor and computer adjusted 9000 mi Transmission was reprogrammed but did not result in complete fix so dealer ordered a newly redesigned Focus clutch and seal kit. When I Got It Home The Fluid Was All Over The Place.
Ford says its performing to specs and can't duplicate the issue even though they keep updating software, etc. Last week 2016 clutch burnt out 47,000 on the clock. The dual-clutch theory is neat: two geartrains in parallel: 1st, 3rd and 5th on one side and 2nd, 4th and 6th on the other. Vehicle was using Cruise Control. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. The fire destroyed the vehicle.
I took it back to the Ford Dealer and had what they said was an adjustment due to a recall. A cracked seal leaked oil and the computer kept me in 1st gear to prevent damage. Very dangerous when turning from suicide lane. There is a point when statistical realities intersect with the unusual experiences of owners, and this is definitely one of those times. Dealer said it was a known problem-stated there were multiple supersessions of that clutch.
July 28, 2002 The Contacts Son Owns A 2001 ford focus. I'm hardly surprised Ford and its dealer is doing bugger-all to fix it. Seals replaced and new software flashed. You think a Focus is fast? The clutch had a mild shuddering issue previously. Also took it to a shop to have an alignment done.
Something bad happened to by transmission. The part was on back-order, and there were so many on order that there was no known date when the part would become available. One: Tell the customer the transmission is still learning. I don't have the old parts. All they had to do was to remove and clean the clutches and replace the seals. Vehicle was purchased on 20010101. The clutch pack was replaced.