Q: Transmission problems and the car is pretty new

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My 2007 Ford Focus just reached 85,000 miles and I am having a serious problem with the automatic transmission. It's slow in finding a gear and revs high between shifts. I'm not sure what happened to cause these problems, but I really thought a practical car such as this would go farther without needing a major part of the drivetrain replaced! Now I'm unable to drive the car and the transmission won’t shift out of first gear. Will this problem go away with a new transmission?

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