Automatic Transmission Control Module Problems of Ford Focus
Ford Focus owners have reported 13 problems associated with automatic transmission control module (under the power train category).
#1 - Automatic Transmission Control Module problem of the 2012 Ford Focus
Tl- the reporting person's vehicle is a 2012 Ford Focus. The contact stated that while driving 50 mph, the traction control warning light illuminated as the vehicle began to swerve independently before stalling. The vehicle was restarted but would only accelerate at very low speeds. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnosis and the contact was informed that the transmission control module would need to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure and current mileage was 82,000. Kmj. This automatic transmission control module problem happened on Sunday, September 29, 2013.
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#2 - Automatic Transmission Control Module problem of the 2013 Ford Focus
The reporting person's vehicle is a 2013 Ford Focus se. The contact stated that while driving approximately 10 mph, the vehicle began to jerk with an accompanying rattle. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, who reprogrammed the pcm and the tcm. The clutch assembly was replaced on a separate visit. After the repairs were performed the transmission failed to shift correctly from first to second gear. The jerking became progressively worse whenever the contact was driving at low speeds. The vehicle was not repaired for the most recent failure. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 17,042. The failure date was 07/13/2013.
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#3 - Automatic Transmission Control Module problem of the 2012 Ford Focus
The vehicle is a 2012 Ford Focus. Have had issues with this car since after purchasing it new on 12/31/11. 06/08/12, 7148k mi, car shifting at incorrect times, car would jerk when shifting, and roll back at times on flat surfaces and at traffic stops. Also car would shutter. Service repair, open recall pcm for incorrect shift/jerking. 10/16/12-10/17/12, 10437k mi, car would make a grinding noise, noticed mostly when turning, but not always only when turning. Sometimes car seems like it was a manual snubbing out. Also the mpg indicator would not fluctuate and stayed at 29. 9mpg, had been stuck at 29. 9 mpg for a few months. Service repair = replace both front springs and bearings. 11/05/12-11/07/12, 10950k mi, last repair did not fix the grinding noise. Makes this grinding noise also when taking off from a stop. When shifting from 1st to 2nd gears. Service technician said they could hear it sometimes, but could not figure out what the problem was and instructed me to keep driving the car until it made the noise enough for them to determine the problem. 05/15/13-05/17/13, 13514k mi, car would have trouble accelerating, was jerking when taking off from stops, made grinding noises when shifting gears. 06/12/13, 14103k mi, since clutch replaced car rolls back, on a flat surface and my car almost rolled into the car behind me. 07/17/13-07/18/13, 16007k mi, when car shifts gears it is jerking really badly, causing passengers upper body to jerk forward away from their seat. Shuttering and the car makes a bad grinding noise when shifting. One instance I was accelerating from a stop, and got half way through first gear and the car stopped accelerating. Car accelerating behind me almost rear-ended my car. 7/18/2013, 16043k mi, shuttering still there. As I eased off the accelerator to merge into traffic, the car continued to accelerate for several seconds after removing my foot from the accelerator. Safety issue!. This problem occurred on 06/08/12.
#4 - Automatic Transmission Control Module problem of the 2011 Ford Focus
The reporting person owns a 2011 Ford Focus. The contact stated that while driving approximately 45 mph, the vehicle became hesitant to acceleration attempts. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis where the technician stated that the pcm module would have to be updated. The updates were performed however, the failure continued. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 15,000. It was Aug. 15, 2012 when this automatic transmission control module issue happened.
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#5 - Automatic Transmission Control Module problem of the 2012 Ford Focus
The VIN of this Focus is 1FAHP3F28C_. The reporting person owns a 2012 Ford Focus. The contact stated that she received notification of a manufacturer’s recall to reprogram the computer in the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who reprogrammed the pcm, tcm and abs on may 21, 2012. The contact stated that the transmission had caused the vehicle to run roughly with a jerking motion following the repairs. In addition, the vehicle would roll backward when stopped on an incline. The vehicle had not been taken back to the dealer. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The failure mileage was 3,549. Updated 07/05/lj the consumer stated the vehicle was returned to the dealer on June 5, 2012 for the same problem. Updated 07/09/12. This automatic transmission control module problem happened on Monday, May. 21, 2012.
#6 - Automatic Transmission Control Module problem of the 2012 Ford Focus
The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 1FAHP3H28C_. The car had a crash. Tl-the vehicle involved is a 2012 Ford Focus. The contact started the ignition and the vehicle accelerated unintendly with the brake pedal engaged. The vehicle failed to slow down and crashed into a cement wall. There were no personal injuries. The vehicle was towed to the residence. In addition, the manufacturer issued a customer satisfaction program under reference number 123b7 (transmission control module) and after the recall repair was performed the vehicle rolled when the gear was in the park position. In order for the vehicle to stay stationary a block was placed against the two rear tires. Also, a strong antifreeze odor emitted inside of the vehicle and oil leakage was visible on the ground. The vehicle had not been diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 12,9174. Js. This problem occurred on Tuesday, February 14, 2012.
#7 - Automatic Transmission Control Module problem of the 2012 Ford Focus
The vehicle involved was a 2012 Ford Focus. I was driving and stuck in traffic. Going slow, 5-10mph, the car started shifting really strange, not moving when initially accelerating and then jerking from first to second gear. My destination was 3 blocks ahead of me so I stayed on route and parked when I arrived. As I got back into the car it wouldn't start. I managed to get the car to start after "messing" with the auto shifter and leaving the car in nuetral. Once started the car would not go into gear, or move when placed into d, r or l. I shut the car down and it would not start again after that. The transmission control module (tcm) is what th edealer told me had failed. It took a solid 7 days to get my car back. The first couple of days were spent trying to figure out what went wrong. The car has always shifted strange and continues to shift strange to this day. The problem was fixed but I think it is just a matter of time before it fails again. It was May. 31, 2011 when this automatic transmission control module issue happened.
#8 - Automatic Transmission Control Module problem of the 2007 Ford Focus
The VIN of the car is 1FAFP34N67_. The reporting person owns a 2007 Ford Focus. The contact stated that when braking to a complete stop, the engine would exhibit an abnormal and excessive increase in rpms. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who ran a diagnostic test and reprogrammed the pcm to the latest collaboration. The dealer further tested the vehicle and found that the failure was corrected however when the contact retrieved the vehicle from the dealer, the failure recurred. The dealer advised that he was unable to determine why the failure recurred. The manufacturer was contacted but offered no assistance. The vehicle was not further repaired. The failure mileage was 26,600. Updated 04/15/lj. This issue happened on Feb. 14, 2011.
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#9 - Automatic Transmission Control Module problem of the 2000 Ford Focus
The vehicle having this issue was a 2000 Ford Focus. The VIN of this Focus is 1FAFP33P4Y_. Consumer stated when coming to a stop or when downshifting vehicle will stall/ lose power steering. Also, has to keep vehicle rolling in order to start vehicle back up which takes awhile. Consumer has contacted dealer. Dealer reprogrammed pcm to set base the idle. It was Tuesday, June 19, 2001 when this automatic transmission control module issue occurred.
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#10 - Automatic Transmission Control Module problem of the 2000 Ford Focus
The car involved is a 2000 Ford Focus. After taking vehicle into dealer to get recall oof001000 repairs done on power train control module, consumer took vehicle back to dealer for control problems. Vehicle would accelerate when slowing down. Contacted dealer, and the dealer was not willing to do anything. The failure date was 12/10/1999.
#11 - Automatic Transmission Control Module problem of the 2000 Ford Focus
The vehicle having this issue was a 2000 Ford Focus. The vehicle hesitates while driving, the dealer upgraded the pcm program. Nlm. Nlm. This problem occurred on Monday, December 3, 2001.
#12 - Automatic Transmission Control Module problem of the 2000 Ford Focus
The vehicle involved was a 2000 Ford Focus. Consumer having same problem with power train control module as listed in recall 00 f 001 000. This issue happened on 05/14/02.
#13 - Automatic Transmission Control Module problem of the 2000 Ford Focus
The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Ford Focus is 1FAFP3433Y_. The vehicle was a 2000 Ford Focus. While accelerating from a stop at 15 mph, the vehicle rolled forward, shifted out of second gear, and rolled back. The failure occurred on both flat and inclined surfaces. The dealer replaced the control module. The failure mileage was 96,141 and current mileage was 96,241. This automatic transmission control module issue occurred Sep. 1, 2007.
Other Power Train related problems of Ford Focus:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Power Train problems||146|
|Automatic Transmission problems||93|
|Noises During Shifting problems||24|
|Transmission Gear Slipping problems||23|
|Clutch Pedal/linkage problems||22|
|Axle Assembly problems||21|
|Manual Transmission problems||19|
|Transmission Failure problems||18|
|Vehicle Shudder problems||18|
|Transmission Not Go Into Gear problems||14|
|Automatic Transmission Control Module problems||13|
|Transmission Noise problems||12|
|Transmission Slip Out Of Gear problems||8|
|Transmission Solenoid problems||7|
|Transmission Shudder problems||7|