Transmission Not Go Into Gear Problems of Ford Focus
Ford Focus owners have reported 15 problems related to transmission not go into gear (under the power train category).
#1 - Transmission Not Go Into Gear problem of the 2013 Ford Focus
The vehicle having this issue was a 2013 Ford Focus. Was driving up my driveway which is fairly steep, the engine slipped out of gear (it's an automatic transmission) and started to roll backwards down the hill, the engine was revving/redlining as if it were in neutral. I quickly applied the brakes, and stepped on the gas. The car was still not in gear and continued to roll back, I applied the brakes again, and then the gas at which point the car shot forward, lucky that I was far enough away from the garage or any objects and remained in gear when I pulled into the garage. This same thing happened to me on flat ground in a parking lot one day. The lurch was less, but the car still shot forward faster than it should have, another instance where I was lucky that there were no pedestrians/cars/objects to run into. This car is dangerous and a liability. This issue happened on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013.
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#2 - Transmission Not Go Into Gear problem of the 2012 Ford Focus
The vehicle was a 2012 Ford Focus. Since we purchased the vehicle, it seemed to stutter when trying to go from a stop. I was told that this is normal for this transmission. But on August 24th, the transmission started to have even more problems. First the vehicle was having a hard time accelerating past 20 mph. Then it started jerking back and forth, lunging to and fro. It was not shifting gears like it should have, and it felt like it was going to stall, so complainant had to pull over to avoid an accident and allow fast moving traffic to pass. After traffic had passed, complainant turned around to go back home, jerking and lunging the whole time going less than 20 mph. After leaving the car sit for several hours, the vehicle started up again, and seemed to be operating normally. However now the vehicle is having a harder time going up hills, and has trouble coasting. Feels like something is dragging it down. This could be very unsafe, as the problem is not predictable, and could potentially cause an accident. A 2012 vehicle with 39000 miles should not be having transmission problems already. It was 08/24/2013 when this transmission not go into gear issue occurred.
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#3 - Transmission Not Go Into Gear problem of the 2012 Ford Focus
The vehicle is a 2012 Ford Focus. This is an ongoing issue with the automatic dual clutch transmission. Like most everybody else, I am experiencing the same hesitation and shuddering from a stop and the same "clunking" sounds in the transmission. I have had the vehicle into my local Ford dealer, woody anderson Ford, for a diagnostic check and like everybody else, they said that is a normal driving characteristic of the new-style transmission. While I initially accepted that response, I have become increasingly unconvinced of their assessment as while trying to merge onto the parkway, the vehicle failed to respond to a downshift and lost all forward gears. In traffic, the car would not accelerate and when I moved the gearshift lever into the manual position, it would not engage in any gear I selected. I was able to safely steer off to the hard shoulder, place the car in park and then back in drive and it was able to accelerate again. . . With a shudder in first gear, of course. It appears that Ford does not have a realistic fix for this vehicle (unless the costly seal leak is the actual culprit) and therefore, I have not brought it back to Ford for another check even though I did schedule an appointment but was unable to make it. There appears to be a real problem here with this transmission and moreso, the lack of confidence that it's drivers/owners have in it. It is a problem that is not being addressed with action. Like many others, I am concerned about the safety of this transmission. The failure date was Friday, December 21, 2012.
#4 - Transmission Not Go Into Gear problem of the 2007 Ford Focus
The car is a 2007 Ford Focus. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1FAFP31N47_. Traveling on an freeway, I downshifted (mtx75, 5sp manual trans) and passed another vehicle. Then went to up shift and found transmission would not enter any gears. Shifter would move side to side, but no up and down into the gates. Towed to a repair shop and tore down to find cause. Found a roll pin had fallen out/sheared off on the gear selector assembly on the transmission. Research showed this is a common issue on this transmission with no fix or updated parts from manufacturer. This problem occurred on December 7, 2012.
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#5 - Transmission Not Go Into Gear problem of the 2012 Ford Focus
I recently purchased a 2012 Ford Focus in may. I took the vehicle back to the Ford dealership, to report a problem. However, the first thing the repair person did was give me a print out of what the car does. This car has no power, it shakes, and will not go,. I feel that car is trying to stall out. It is worst than my old 1998 Ford contour. It rides better than this car and it is 14 years old. I am very concern about my safety with the car. In addition, everyone else and including myself, which is embarrassing, notices that this car does not change gears. It appears that it is stuck in one gear at the speed of 60 mph. I am very disappointed and afraid that this car may cause me to get into a car accident. I need help. What should I do? in addition, the warranty on this car is 60,000 miles or 5 years, which every comes first. This transmission not go into gear problem happened on Fri., Jun. 1, 2012.
#6 - Transmission Not Go Into Gear problem of the 2007 Ford Focus
The car involved was a 2007 Ford Focus. While driving at highway speeds, engine would rev up and not shift gears, once it did shift car lurched forward. Took to local mechanic who said transmission was burning out. Towed to local Ford dealer who confirmed. Ford stated there were no complaints about automatic transmission. Vehicle out of warranty and transmission had to be replaced for almost $3000. Ford payed $500. Car only had 27,027 miles at time of failure. The sudden lurch could cause an accident and/or the driver to lose control of vehicle. Internet search reveals multiple complaints of the same conditions of transmission failure and sudden lurching on the Focus. The re-manufactured transmission carries a higher mileage warranty than the original one which makes one wonder if Ford is aware of the problem and correcting it on the sly as failures occur and transmissions are replaced. This problem occurred on Aug. 15, 2011.
#7 - Transmission Not Go Into Gear problem of the 2006 Ford Focus
The vehicle involved is a 2006 Ford Focus. Transmission problems. Transmission intermittenly does not kick into gears when accelerating. I went to get on the high way,(speed limit 65mph), got up to 55 and the transmission just started revving as if I was locked in neutral, almost caused 2 accidents from moving traffic, as my car was driving considerably slower than the rest going the speed limit). Very dangerous and very scary. Pulled off at next exit(was considerably close). Car would then not go over 25 mph. It's like it would not switch into the next gear. Had to call a tow. Ford garage says tranny definitely has problems and needs rebuilt/replaced. It had happened a few times before where I would go to accelerate and would get stuck in one gear, but after a few seconds would finally kick into gear - when it did finally kick into gear, it was a strong jerk as if I punched the gas. After looking around online, apparently many people with the same yr make model have had this problem. It was Thursday, Jun. 30, 2011 when this transmission not go into gear issue happened.
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#8 - Transmission Not Go Into Gear problem of the 2005 Ford Focus
The vehicle involved was a 2005 Ford Focus. Crash was involved with the Ford Focus. I was driving without any warning a pop sound and my clutch would not go into any gears. I had to force it into second gear all the way home. Total of 3 failures approx. 1 month apart final result on my third trip for repairs ended with me unable to stop in time which caused me rear ending the back of a truck. I damaged the front of my car. After numerous attempts to repair my car both engine and body I still have no car. My car has 1,200 miles on it. 2005 Ford Focus bought brand new from dealership and unable to go anywhere in it. I don't have the old parts. The lady told me that she would check into it to see if the damages would be covered by them. Considering the accident would not of happened in the first place if they would of fixed my car right the first time. Either way she called me to let me know they weren't going to cover it. The failure date was 07/17/2005.
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#9 - Transmission Not Go Into Gear problem of the 2003 Ford Focus
The vehicle is a 2003 Ford Focus. With only 59,000 miles the transmission would not change gears properly. Ford dealer and independent mechanic said the transmission had to be rebuilt. Cost $950 at independent mechanic, $1800 at dealer. It was May 30, 2005 when this transmission not go into gear issue occurred.
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#10 - Transmission Not Go Into Gear problem of the 2003 Ford Focus
The car involved is a 2003 Ford Focus. When driving on freeway to pass other cars the transmission drops into lower gear the the motor revs up not shifting into another gear stalling and slowing down causing cars behind to almost hit my car. At higher speeds in traffic this can cause a accident. This transmission not go into gear problem happened on March 1, 2008.
#11 - Transmission Not Go Into Gear problem of the 2001 Ford Focus
The vehicle is a 2001 Ford Focus. The VIN of the problem Focus is 1FTAFTP331_. Consumer states that the vehicle, on numerous occasion has been stuck in park position that no matter how hard the consumer trys the vehicle will not move out of gear. Contacted dealer. Nlm. This transmission not go into gear problem happened on 04/01/2002.
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#12 - Transmission Not Go Into Gear problem of the 2000 Ford Focus
The vehicle is a 2000 Ford Focus. With clutch all the way in car will not go into gear, will not come out, and stalls. This has happend mostly at low speeds in traffic my wife and I are very weary of driving the car at all now, and we've had to wait 4 days before the dealer could give us an appointment. The dealer has already looked at the trans. But said nothing was wrong with it. It was July 12, 2000 when this transmission not go into gear issue occurred.
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#13 - Transmission Not Go Into Gear problem of the 2000 Ford Focus
The vehicle involved was a 2000 Ford Focus. The VIN of this vehicle was 1FAFP34PXY_. Vehicle experienced a thrust when changing gears, and will not go into third gear. Dealer notified. The problem is determined to be acomputor failure. And also fixed a recall for left rear tire. It was Thu., Oct. 5, 2000 when this transmission not go into gear issue occurred.
#14 - Transmission Not Go Into Gear problem of the 2000 Ford Focus
The vehicle involved was a 2000 Ford Focus. While driving at 55 mph, driver heard a loud noise coming from the front of the vehicle. Vehicle will not shift gears. Had vehicle towed. Mechanic indicated that the automatic transmission had gone out. Please provide more details. Ts. The failure date was 10/30/2002.
#15 - Transmission Not Go Into Gear problem of the 2000 Ford Focus
The vehicle is a 2000 Ford Focus. The vehicle failed to shift gears while going up hills, and the transmission light was flashing. The vehicle was serviced and the servo piston needed to be replaced.
Other Power Train related problems of Ford Focus:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Power Train problems||157|
|Automatic Transmission problems||93|
|Noises During Shifting problems||25|
|Transmission Gear Slipping problems||25|
|Clutch Pedal/linkage problems||22|
|Axle Assembly problems||21|
|Vehicle Shudder problems||21|
|Manual Transmission problems||19|
|Transmission Failure problems||18|
|Transmission Not Go Into Gear problems||15|
|Automatic Transmission Control Module problems||13|
|Transmission Noise problems||12|
|Transmission Shudder problems||9|
|Transmission Slip Out Of Gear problems||8|
|Transmission Solenoid problems||7|