This vehicle rocks its class with 4-cylinder efficiency and distinctive styling! Fluid runs down stem of clutch pedal, loosening the rubber pedal pad, which proceeds to fall off in certain situations while vehicle is in motion. Transmission: Manual 6 Speed Color:Red Interior Color: Gray Average Vehicle Review: 3. During towing of vehicle, tow truck driver noticed that there was a large amount of rust on the undercarriage of the car. I imagine I saved at least 200 dollars in labor and marked up price that a shop would have charged. Clatter became pronounced and took the car in and it had a bad bearing.
That man deserves a raise ;- - Lanette Danburg, 2012 Ford Focus Fun to drive. The dealer said my manual transmission car was not the only one to exhibit this failure. The consumers vehicle has been in the shop for over a month. The first indication was that it would not shift right and the transmission locked up. My main concern since ownership has been the hesitation when accelerating.
Jun 13, 2011 I just did this for a friend this morning. Read more: Jun 08, 2014 Hi there: On Ford Focus, the slave cylinder is mounted inside the bell housing on the transmission , You will have to pull the transmission to replace. Has a lot of bells and whistles for an affordable price. The key here is no prediction as to how the car will react when under acceleration. No Ford except automatic transmission models has dipsticks, and even those have been eliminated on the latest models. Of course, I was not ready to buy a car right then and there but the owner held the car for me on a handshake which is amazing!!! I am afraid it is turning out to be a complete and total failure and lemon even though still covered under factory warranty and I will fight tooth and nail to have Ford pay for repairs. Both problems have been the biggest culprit when the Ford Focus transmission experiences problems shifting gears.
The Focus handles very well, and goes fast when you want it to. Don't waste your time wasting ours! Have ran the crap out of this vehicle and it has treated me well. Apparently the onboard computer did not capture the problem. The fire investigator stated that the fire may have been caused by the transmission. Auto had 450 miles on it and was totally destroyed. Went off road and struck a large oak tree. This is obviously a safety hazard and Ford is doing nothing to fix it but tell me that the cable assembly is on order.
It looks pretty darn sharp, too. All of the premium features expected of a Ford are offered, including: a leather steering wheel. What a waist of time, money, and unnecessary miles on my trade in car. Your time is almost up on this superb 2002 Ford Focus. Exiting highway 80 at prnryn rd.
The manufacturer explained the car has been designed with a clutch feature- but to me it just feels like the transmission is failing. I was not stopped in the puddle, only moved through it. There is no quietness about this car, the engine runs loudly and radio seems to be blasting when only leveled at 4. It seems to be moderately sized outside, but inside it feels like a much larger vehicle. I am concerned that anyone going through standing water this was not a huge puddle would find themselves with electrical problems that could result in injury.
And it's great on gas. Our Sales Consultant Bobby has excellent customer service skills and makes you feel like a valued customer even before you drive the car off the lot. Downfall would be the transmission. If you don't have an owners manual, there are a couple of web sites where you can look at the owners manual for free, fleet. Car was taken to dealer where I was told a pin claimed lose in the clutch.
I went over to the dealership and the owner was super helpful. The car is great on gas though, I only fill up about once weekly. Aug 24, 2012 The 5 speed manual transmission in your Focus doesn't have a Dipstick, the fluid level is checked by going under the car and removing a fill plug on the side of the transmission case, you then stick your pinkie in the hole and if you can just touch the transmission lube the level is correct. While driving 55 mph, the contacts son noticed smoke rising from under the hood, followed by flames. Miles on vehicle are under 800. The transmission bands that wrap around each gear to hold the gears in place are becoming loose, causing the gears to shift harshly. The interior is upgraded from that of the standard Focus and the 6 speed gearbox snaps into the next gear as you tear down the road.
. So how do you find out what problems are occurring? YouTube has several good reviews. Wonderful Customer Service and Car I love the bang for the buck I got with this car!! At 42,000 miles the clutch went out without any warning. Did the test drive and they didn't hassel me. The transmission on the 2002 Ford Focus has been having problems shifting gears,The linkage inside the transmission suffers from premature wear, causing difficulty in switching or shifting gears. I had the car towed and after 5 days the dealership still cannot find anything wrong. This problem is not yet resolved.
As the car is too dangerous to drive, it is still at the dealer. Car Expo is family owned which I like and they were very professional. While the car has 60k on it all the miles are highway as I drive it 100 miles round trip per day. The only correction for this shifting problems is to have the transmission replaced or rebuilt. I don't think customers should pay for Ford's bad parts.