Re: 2004 Ford Focus O/D OFF LIGHT
That downright sucks. I'd be livid if anyone found metal in the trans pan with such low mileage. I'd push for a new unit, no matter what the service department tries to tell me, as they obviously don't know themselves what is wrong. Why? Because the service ppl probably have never seen the interworkings of a transmission since they're build to last FOREVER! Crazy. If all else fails, take it to another dealer if there's one nearby. I'm sure they'd love to get reimbursed from Ford to give you a new transmission. It mostly comes down to the attitude of the local Ford Rep that gives the OK for warranty claims.
I've had a ball joint recall done TWICE now on my Dodge Durango. First at 85,000kms then again at 162000kms...and it's NINE years old. Great to have such long coverage after purchase! I believe it's also due to the fact I've been loyal in taking my Durango in for service to the dealer when I can't do the work myself. Records can say a lot.
I believe there was a 2007 Focus thread, where the PZEV engines have a LIFETIME air filter, like 150,000mile service life - LOL.
'11 Ram Quad Cab 4x4 SXT 5.7L HEMI (stock); 48,500m
'06 Pontiac G6 GT 3.5L 220hp; 64,000m
'12 Chrysler 200 Limited 3.6L 283hp; 28,000m
'99 Taurus 3.0L 2V Vulcan 145hp; 154,300m - Traded
Amsoil in all vehicles!