Ford is recalling certain model year 20 focus and cmax vehicles built from november 16, 2012, through november 21, 2012. The ford powershift gearboxes were built by getrag ford transmissions, a jointventure with getrag. A close friend bought a manual transmission equipped 2012 focus 5door and like me, later gave it to his daughter. Ford motor company ford is recalling certain model year 202017 ford focus hatchback vehicles manufactured february 14, 2012, to august 26, 2016 and equipped with a manual transmission. What you need to know about fords powershift transmission. To see how frequently 20 ford focus problems occur, check out our car reliability stats. What on earth is going on with ford that they dont fess up to the problem and let all the owners know about a fix. Genuine ford fluid xt11qdc dual clutch transmission.
After you shift into sport mode and before you attempt to make a manual shift, selectshift will provide performanceoriented automatic shifts for you. If you are a current or former owner or lessee of a 20112016 ford fiesta or 20122016 ford focus vehicle that was equipped with a powershift transmission and was originally sold or leased in the united states including territories, you may be affected by a nationwide settlement that has been reached in litigation. Use our free online car valuation tool to find out exactly how much your car is worth today. This transmission is the subject of a massive number of lawsuits alleging ford lied in order to sell cars ford knew had defective transmissions. They took it for a test drive and said everything is okay. The major components include a clutch and the transmission. This warranty extension only applied to the 20112015 fiesta and 20122016 focus.
At this point 7915 there was no recall and ford has been repairing the transmissions as problems come up. At this point 7915 there was no recall and ford has been repairing. The 20112016 ford fiesta and the 20122016 focus have a dualclutch automatic transmission that is the subject of a classaction lawsuit and. Ford knew focus, fiesta had flawed transmission, sold them anyway. The ford powershift is a sixspeed dual clutch, automated manual transmission produced by the ford motor company. And when braking on hilly roads, the transmission may downshift. The ford focus transmission problems hit the vehicles marketed between 2010 and 2016. Although the owners manual says to change at 150,000 miles i. Unfortunately, the 20 ford focus has had many recalls over the years. The 20 2017 ford focus hatchbacks with a manual transmission have been. It is certified preowned and had roughly 15k miles on it at the time of purchase. We much prefer the 5speed manual transmission, which we think adds a sporting feel to the focus in line with the cars european roots. Ford used a dct in the 20122014 focus that has nothing but problems, and according to multiple ford service people ive spoken with, there is not a fix and all of them are bad. What you have is a dual clutch 6speed manualautomatic that relies on 2 clutches to switch between gears.
See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. Fords transmission problem ford transmission problems. Ford powershift transmission issues explained caradvice. Transmission downshifts and whiplash fords first recall, its biggest of the day, covers approximately 1. Selectshift automatic transmission official ford owner site.
Ford hid focus, fiesta transmission problems then blamed customers. The brief history of ford focus transmission problems. Ford settles lawsuit over focus, fiesta powershift. The cars shown were a 4door sedan and 5door hatchback, also debuting a new 2. The issue could lead to vehicles rolling away if the.
Ford fusion hev, ford fusion energi phev, ford cmax hev, ford cmax energi phev, lincoln mkz hybrid. Ford motor company ford is recalling certain 2012 and 2017 focus vehicles equipped with 2. Ford sued over faulty transmissions in some focus, fiestas. For example, when lifting off the accelerator pedal, the transmission may hold the gear for better performance and engine braking. The ford focus comes in fourdoor sedan and fivedoor hatchback models. C346 debuted at the 2010 north american international auto show as a 2012 model. Ford motor company ford is recalling certain model year 202014 escape vehicles manufactured october 5, 2011, to april 1, 20, and equipped with 2. The dualclutch ford automatic transmission dps6 was installed in 20122015 ford focus, which led to a clutch shudder while driving and fluid leaks located near the clutch housing. This website provides information to consumers that can be used to alleviate the problems they may be experiencing with their 20 focus, andor legal remedies available to them under state lemon laws. Ford has issued a recall on the 202016 ford fusion over an issue with the transmission shifter cable.
Powershift improves fuel efficiency by as much as 10 percent when compared to a conventional automatic transmission the operation of a dual clutch transmission is analogous to two. In some cases the seals on the input shaft of the transmission leak fluid onto the clutches, causing them to slip and shudder. The worst complaints are jerks, hesitates when you take off, transmission lags, shifts roughly, and transmission failure. I just brought the 20 ford titanium on aug 3,20 and i ended up taking it back the dealership about the noise and the way it changed gears and it is a automatic. Ford believed these problems were the result of problems in the transmission control module, and extended the modules warranty to 10 years or 150,000 miles.
The 20 2017 ford focus hatchbacks with a manual transmission have been recalled. Focus, fiesta and ecosport models fitted with a powershift automatic transmission. Approximately 5,300 modelyear 2016 ford focus cars equipped with the 1. Ford is a popular car company in the auto industry. Fords powershift dual clutch transmission was used in 2010.
Em5j 19a321 aa june 20 first printing owners manual focus litho in u. Not sure about canada, but the warranty on the transmission was extended to 7 years or 100k miles. Ford focus transmission problems ford focus recall. The recall will replace the seals and clutches and perform a. Ford focus technical service bulletins tsb 20122015 focus tsb 140197150043 10057872. In 2015, i bought another focus 5door with a manual transmission after crossshopping it against a cruze, volt, elantra, sentra and prius. Ford focus transmission problems page 15 car forums at. It concerns the 2012, and 14 ford focus and the ford fiesta. The 20 ford focus boasts an elegant exterior design, ever vibrant with variable metallic paint options. And that it has a selective shift transmission and its going to change like a. The powershift transmission is basically a manual transmission controlled electronically by a computer while using a dry clutch rather. The issue became so serious that the australian competition and consumer commission accc took the ford australia to the federal court in 2017. If you use a lighter weighted transmission fluid you will make the issue worse and it will slip more. Ford focus transmission problems page 14 car forums at.
In june, she said her 20 focus had been in the repair shop for six months. But these transmissions also tend to slip the clutch like a manual when getting off. Ford motor company ford is recalling certain model year 202017 ford focus. The 20 ford focus has a recall regarding the powershift system which is effectively a continuously variable transmission cvt. Compare prices of all ford focuss sold on carsguide over the last 6 months. Ford has a class action lawsuit concerning automatic transmissions from 2012 to 2016. Based on thousands of real life sales we can give you the most accurate valuation of. Vehicles equipped with manual transmissions or diesel engines are not. Dubbed focus was on sale since 1998 on the rest of the world, in a short period it became a star. The recall is very minor in my opinion, but it has to be done in order t. The hatchback of the affected vehicles may be unlatched with a. Ford extends warranty on more focus, fiesta transmissions. The manual transmission offered on both cars is unrelated to these.
Cv1208388 ab ffmx, is a class action on behalf of consumers nationwide who purchased or leased a 2011 through 2016 ford fiesta and 2012 through 2016 ford focus equipped with fords dual clutch or powershift transmission class members. A 5 speed manual transmission is standard and a 6speed automatic is optional. Ford escape, ford fusion, ford focus, ford cmax, ford kuga in the focus, cmax and kuga it is used with the 1. A 5speed manual transmission is standard and a 6speed automatic is optional. In this video we will demonstrate how to change oil refill transmission oil on ford fiesta mk7.
Consumers in california have filed a class action lawsuit, claiming ford failed to alert customers its powershift transmission in the 20112015 fiesta and 20122015 focus is defective. The 20 ford focus has 24 problems reported for transmission failure. August 02, 20 i just bought a focus auto tranny wsport manual shifter in june and have the same shudder in first gear after it warms up as we read on the internet. The 20112016 ford fiesta and the 20122016 focus have a dualclutch automatic transmission. A primer on ownerreported transmission problems and pending lawsuits for alleged defects on focus and fiesta models. Ford focus transmission problems, overview and recall the 2000 th came and the ford company has decided to refresh the market by replacing the ford escort with an entirely new offering from europe. The 20112016 ford fiesta and the 20122016 focus have a dualclutch automatic transmission that is the subject of a classaction lawsuit and many individual lawsuits nearly two million.
Ford settled a powershift classaction lawsuit in late march of 2017. The 20 ford focus is a great car, and were sure youd enjoy driving one. Ford hid focus, fiesta transmission problems then blamed. I checked the ford website for maintenance schedule and every 30k miles it says change automatic transmission fluid. Two exterior styles are presently available, the fourdoor sedan and the fivedoor hatchback. Enter, fords powershift transmission, outfitted in the fiesta starting in 2010 and the focus in 2012. Recalls dont affect every vehicle of the same year, make and model. Ford says that on some vehicles, the bushing that attaches the shifter cable may degrade and detach from the transmission, allowing the transmission to be in a shift state other than what the shifter lever shows. Check out the standard features and info below to find out what other shoppers think of this car, or just search our inventory and see what we have available. All the affected cars belonged to focus, fiesta, and ecosport models equipped with a powershift automatic transmission. Fuel economy figures with the manual transmission are 26 mpg city36 mpg highway. For vehicles with a manual transmission, this has numerous reports of occurring. As background, the affected ford vehicles were fitted with a sixspeed dry dualclutch automatic transmission system, of which, to date, ford australia has sold over 70,000 in various versions. Dm5j 19a321 ab december 2012 third printing owners manual focus litho in u.629 146 465 627 278 508 1473 1320 1281 80 722 623 840 656 629 1316 149 1479 568 204 825 1057 1419 1163 1425 116 570 925 1350 119 1107 432 474 795 685 904