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  1. MaybeaFocus

    2007 Focus Transmission Issues

    One small update: I took the car to the auto parts store to get the codes scanned. No check engine light is active, but once again P1700 was the only stored code. For what it’s worth, the car drove fine on the way to the store. I let the car idle for about a minute before driving.
  2. MaybeaFocus

    2007 Focus Transmission Issues

    It could be neutralling in first. I haven’t tried manual low. Normally I start off shifting from P to R backing out of the garage, and then shifting to D, and all those shifts are normal.
  3. MaybeaFocus

    2007 Focus Transmission Issues

    It acts like it stops putting power to the ground. Sometimes I can get it up to 3000 RPMs and the car barely moves, although usually I back off the accelerator before it gets to that point and just gently push back down and try again. It will usually shift in 1 or 2 tries like that. My local mechanic and the transmission shop I spoke with also said that the P1700 code was very odd.
  4. MaybeaFocus

    2007 Focus Transmission Issues

    I’ve been having an intermittent automatic transmission issue in my 2007 Focus for a few months, and the problem has recently gotten worse. Occasionally the transmission doesn’t want to shift from first to second gear; the RPMs will jump up and eventually the transmission will harshly shift. Sometimes the Overdrive Off light will flash orange, sometimes it stays off. The problem usually occurs when the car has been sitting for 8+ hours, and only the first, 1-2 shift has the issue. After it makes that initial shift, all other shifts for the rest of the drive are normal. I have also experienced the issue after driving for 10 minutes or so, but most commonly it happens on the first shift of the day. I took the car to my mechanic when the issue first occurred, and he found a pending code of P1700 Transmission Indeterminate Failure. I’ll have to get the codes pulled again to see if there are any new codes. The fluid level and color look good, although by the maintenance schedule I am due for a fluid change (currently at 130k). Any guesses as to what the issue could be? The local transmission shop wants to have the car for a few hours to run diagnostics, but I am concerned the issue may not occur while they have it so I am not sure how useful that would be.
  5. Has it been confirmed that the C-Max is coming out this year? I know Ford originally announced that, but now the website just says "coming in the future".
  6. MaybeaFocus

    2011 & 2012 Fusion Timetable

    Is this timetable still accurate? Has the 2012 order guide been released?
  7. MaybeaFocus

    2012 Focus scheduled yet?

    That is the fuel door.
  8. That's interesting. I didn't know that is how legroom is calculated. That also explains why the Fusion, despite just having 1" more rear legroom than the current Focus, feels much much bigger.
  9. That's just it. The 2012 is BIGGER than the 2011 but actually has significantly less rear legroom (3" is quite a bit when talking about legroom). I don't expect a small car to have more rear legroom than a Lincoln Town Car, but it is a bit disappointing when the new Focus is bigger than the old one yet has much less legroom.
  10. Here is the rear leg room for a few more compact sedans: Civic 34.6 Corolla 36.3 Mazda 3 36.3 BMW 3 Series 34.6 So it looks like the 2012 Focus lags all of its competitors. That really bums me out; it sounds like it will be an otherwise great car, but it will be completely impractical for people with young families. It is a challenge to fit many car seats in the 2011 Focus; I can only imagine how it will be in the 2012 with 3" less legroom.
  11. MaybeaFocus

    2012 Focus Complete Info

    The media website must be incorrect. 43.7 inches is significantly larger than the rear legroom in the Fusion, Taurus, Edge, and Explorer. I highly doubt the Focus has more rear legroom than all of those vehicles. The 2012 Focus home page lists the rear legroom at 33.2" http://www.ford.com/cars/focus/2012/specifications/view-all/ Also, the total interior volume of the 2012 is 90.7 cu ft. 93.4 cu ft for the 2011. Considering that the 2012 is 4 inches wider than the 2011 (though about an inch shorter), I believe the 33.2" legroom number is correct and explains why the 2012 has less interior space even though it is wider.
  12. MaybeaFocus

    2012 Focus Complete Info

    Yeah, that's what worries me. My kid will be kicking me through the back of the seat.
  13. MaybeaFocus

    2012 Focus Complete Info

    And 3 inches less rear legroom compared to the 2011 Focus. 33.2" vs. 36.1"
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