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Yesterday I rented a 2014 Ford Focus -- and when I shift it

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Yesterday I rented a 2014 Ford Focus -- and when I shift it into reverse, there's no "power", i.e., when I step on the gas pedal it just revs like it's in neutral (and the car slowly drifts backward). Is there something I'm missing here?
JA: Is the power loss consistent, or does it fluctuate?
Customer: Consistent (i.e,. both times I've tried to reverse)
JA: Are you fixing your Focus yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I haven't tried anything. I'm wondering if there's some button I need to be pushing or holding when I reverse.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  roy replied 1 month ago.

good afternoon my name is ***** ***** I will assist

if all forward gears work fine, then there is an internal failure for reverse not to work.

I would return the car for another during your rental.


Expert:  roy replied 1 month ago.

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