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2002 Ford Focus LX Base 4dr Sedan

2002 Ford Focus
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Compact
28 mpg city / 36 mpg hwy
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June 13, 2012, 12:46 pm

Tonja D

Question: Manual Transmission up a hill

On two occasions, my 2012 Ford Focus stalled out of 1st gear on a steep hill. When I tried again to put the car in 1st and floored the gas, it stalled again. This is super scary and dangerous. I took it to the dealer to have them see what is wrong. Has anyone with a 5 speed manual transmission had that problem?! Help!! I have only had it for 2 1/2 weeks!!

June 14, 2012, 5:33 pm

Elizabeth K

Here is a link to a Focus forum so you can read or post on other owners on their experiences, it doesn't sound like you're alone:

And here is a recommended article on how to protect your consumer rights regarding the Lemon Law:

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