Does the dual clutch transmission have issues?

Tiny
ZECHBROCK1996
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  • 2014 FORD FOCUS
  • 2.0L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 56,000 MILES
I found an awesome deal for the car listed above Titanium. It has super low Kms, 56,000, but I have heard that the dual clutch transmission (automatic) have had serious issues for some; resulting in a class action lawsuit and an extended factory warranty.

I am curious of the chances of this car, Aylmer Ontario Canada, having the same issues. If I purchased this vehicle it would have 1 more year on the extended warranty and I drive approximately 25,000 km per year. Mixture of busy city driving and highway driving.

Is it worth the risk?

Also, would adjusting the the engine to idle higher change anything?
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Tuesday, September 15th, 2020 AT 11:29 AM

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Tiny
STEVE W.
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That transmission has been a problem (as have many other dual clutch transmissions) for people in many countries. There is no way to adjust the idle speed higher without adjusting the actual programming in the ECU which will void the warranty and will actually make the issue worse rather than better. Personally I'll stick with either a real automatic or a conventional manual over the dual clutch or any CVT transmissions as both of those have had serious problems since being introduced.
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Tuesday, September 15th, 2020 AT 11:38 AM
Tiny
ZECHBROCK1996
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Thank you so much! Your opinion is the final nail int he coffin, do not think I will purchase this vehicle. Appreciate you taking the time. :)
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Tuesday, September 15th, 2020 AT 12:32 PM
Tiny
STEVE W.
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Not a problem. I think the idea behind it is great but most of the versions seem to have serious issues so far. They may get them ironed out in a few years but it might be like the CVT mess where only those who own and make CVT units still use them because they were a big failure in other vehicles. Thank you for using 2CarPros.
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Tuesday, September 15th, 2020 AT 1:04 PM

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