Clutch/Transmission Ford Focus
We are a Ford Focus family. I bought a Focus in 2002 with no problems. 200,000 miles later I bought another one in 2007. I drove that to 120,000 miles and gave it to my son for a college car. My middle son bought a 2011 Focus, so far no problems at 40,000. My oldest son bought a 2011 Ford, so far no problems at about 50,000. However, I bought another Focus in 2011 and at 112,000 miles my transmission gave out. Brought it to a Ford dealer and they replaced the slave cylinder for $1,000. Now it won't shift into 2nd gear without grinding. They won't fix it without paying another $1,500. It is my understanding that Ford placed a hydraulic clutch in the 2011 models and replaced some parts in the slave cylinder with PLASTIC parts that wear out. Not covered under warranty since 12,000 miles over warranty mileage. I think I will have my two sons replace the clutch and transmission at 90,000 miles. I lost my confidence in Ford and debating to switch to someone else.