So I purchased a brand new Focus Titanium 1.5TDCi end of last month.
I have a few issues with it.
When driving at a constant speed with very little load from a few miles
and then push the accelerator a bit the car jerks harshly as if the
engine cuts out for a split second before it picks up and starts to
Sometimes (mainly when pulling off a roundabout) when you press the
accelerator the car seems to hesitate and almost start to slow down
before it pulls.
Also the engine revs jump up 250rpm when changing gear as if my foot is still on the accelerator.
The car has been back 3 times in 3 weeks and the dealer admits that it's
not right but we took another 2 brand new 1.5TDCi's out and they were
doing the same thing.
The mechanics seem to think the first two issues are down to the
programming of the EGR but there is no PCM update available right now
and they've told me to live with it.
The second issue is a bit of an unknown, but again I'm being told I
have to wait for a PCM update. The car should hold it's revs for a
second before letting them drop and then holds them where the engine
would be in the next gear making the gear changes smoother but it seems
to be over compensating and revving itself when you put your foot on the
I really down know what to do now. The car annoys the hell out of me as I know it's not right.
The dealer doesn't want to know, and I got totally fobbed off when I asked them if they'd replace the car with a 1.6TDCi.
I seem to have spent £21,500 on a car that is still in development.