Ford focus and ford fiesta powershift transmission settlement. Unfortunately, the 20 ford focus has had many recalls over the years. Vehicles equipped with manual transmissions or diesel engines are not. The 20112016 ford fiesta and the 20122016 focus have a dualclutch automatic transmission. Use our free online car valuation tool to find out exactly how much your car is worth today. Compare prices of all ford focuss sold on carsguide over the last 6 months. Genuine ford fluid xt11qdc dual clutch transmission. Ford settles lawsuit over focus, fiesta powershift. All the affected cars belonged to focus, fiesta, and ecosport models equipped with a powershift automatic transmission. Ford motor company ford is recalling certain 2012 and 2017 focus vehicles equipped with 2.
The issue could lead to vehicles rolling away if the. 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. In this video we will demonstrate how to change oil refill transmission oil on ford fiesta mk7. What you need to know about fords powershift transmission. A close friend bought a manual transmission equipped 2012 focus 5door and like me, later gave it to his daughter. Dm5j 19a321 ab december 2012 third printing owners manual focus litho in u. Selectshift automatic transmission official ford owner site. The worst complaints are jerks, hesitates when you take off, transmission lags, shifts roughly, and transmission failure. 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. 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. 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. Ford fusion hev, ford fusion energi phev, ford cmax hev, ford cmax energi phev, lincoln mkz hybrid. At this point 7915 there was no recall and ford has been repairing the transmissions as problems come up.
Although the owners manual says to change at 150,000 miles i. The 20 ford focus boasts an elegant exterior design, ever vibrant with variable metallic paint options. The recall is very minor in my opinion, but it has to be done in order t. The 20 ford focus is a great car, and were sure youd enjoy driving one. The 20112016 ford fiesta and the 20122016 focus have a dualclutch automatic transmission that is the subject of a classaction lawsuit and.
The 20 2017 ford focus hatchbacks with a manual transmission have been. Dubbed focus was on sale since 1998 on the rest of the world, in a short period it became a star. 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. A 5speed manual transmission is standard and a 6speed automatic is optional. Ford powershift transmission issues explained caradvice. Vehicles impacted are the ford fiesta model years 20112016 and the ford focus model years 20122016 equipped with a powershift transmission. View the 20 ford focus recall information and find service centers in your area to. Ford focus transmission problems ford focus recall. Recalls dont affect every vehicle of the same year, make and model.
The ford focus comes in fourdoor sedan and fivedoor hatchback models. Enter, fords powershift transmission, outfitted in the fiesta starting in 2010 and the focus in 2012. Ford motor company ford is recalling certain model year 202014 escape vehicles manufactured october 5, 2011, to april 1, 20, and equipped with 2. 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. Ford sued over faulty transmissions in some focus, fiestas. 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. The ford powershift is a sixspeed dual clutch, automated manual transmission produced by the ford motor company. Ford hid focus, fiesta transmission problems then blamed.
We much prefer the 5speed manual transmission, which we think adds a sporting feel to the focus in line with the cars european roots. Consumer class action lawsuit against ford ford focus. The issue became so serious that the australian competition and consumer commission accc took the ford australia to the federal court in 2017. Approximately 5,300 modelyear 2016 ford focus cars equipped with the 1. Focus, fiesta and ecosport models fitted with a powershift automatic transmission. Ford focus technical service bulletins tsb 20122015 focus tsb 140197150043 10057872. A primer on ownerreported transmission problems and pending lawsuits for alleged defects on focus and fiesta models. 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. There are numerous types of recalls that can occur within a vehicle. Ford is recalling certain model year 20 focus and cmax vehicles built from november 16, 2012, through november 21, 2012. The ford focus third generation, also known as the focus mk iii, code name.
For vehicles with a manual transmission, this has numerous reports of occurring. Ford focus transmission problems page 15 car forums at. Ford extends warranty on more focus, fiesta transmissions. Ford escape, ford fusion, ford focus, ford cmax, ford kuga in the focus, cmax and kuga it is used with the 1. Ford knew focus, fiesta had flawed transmission, sold them anyway. 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. And that it has a selective shift transmission and its going to change like a. C346 debuted at the 2010 north american international auto show as a 2012 model.
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. Two exterior styles are presently available, the fourdoor sedan and the fivedoor hatchback. Ford motor company ford is recalling certain model year 202017 ford focus. To see how frequently 20 ford focus problems occur, check out our car reliability stats. The 20 2017 ford focus hatchbacks with a manual transmission have been recalled. I checked the ford website for maintenance schedule and every 30k miles it says change automatic transmission fluid. The ford focus transmission problems hit the vehicles marketed between 2010 and 2016. 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. This new design makes an automatic shifter out of a manual transmission by using a computercontrolled dry clutch in place of the oilfed shifting mechanism of a standard transmission. This transmission is the subject of a massive number of lawsuits alleging ford lied in order to sell cars ford knew had defective transmissions. At this point 7915 there was no recall and ford has been repairing. In 2015, i bought another focus 5door with a manual transmission after crossshopping it against a cruze, volt, elantra, sentra and prius. For example, when lifting off the accelerator pedal, the transmission may hold the gear for better performance and engine braking. Ford focus transmission problems page 14 car forums at.
And when braking on hilly roads, the transmission may downshift. Based on thousands of real life sales we can give you the most accurate valuation of. The major components include a clutch and the transmission. After you shift into sport mode and before you attempt to make a manual shift, selectshift will provide performanceoriented automatic shifts for you. Em5j 19a321 aa june 20 first printing owners manual focus litho in u. Ford has issued a recall on the 202016 ford fusion over an issue with the transmission shifter cable. It concerns the 2012, and 14 ford focus and the ford fiesta. 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. The hatchback of the affected vehicles may be unlatched with a. Transmission downshifts and whiplash fords first recall, its biggest of the day, covers approximately 1. Ford hid focus, fiesta transmission problems then blamed customers. The brief history of ford focus transmission problems. 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. They took it for a test drive and said everything is okay.
The ford powershift gearboxes were built by getrag ford transmissions, a jointventure with getrag. This car has 90,000 miles on it and has been trouble free. In some cases the seals on the input shaft of the transmission leak fluid onto the clutches, causing them to slip and shudder. 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. The 20 ford focus has 24 problems reported for transmission failure.
Not sure about canada, but the warranty on the transmission was extended to 7 years or 100k miles. 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. The cars shown were a 4door sedan and 5door hatchback, also debuting a new 2. Ford has a class action lawsuit concerning automatic transmissions from 2012 to 2016.
But these transmissions also tend to slip the clutch like a manual when getting off. It is certified preowned and had roughly 15k miles on it at the time of purchase. What you have is a dual clutch 6speed manualautomatic that relies on 2 clutches to switch between gears. In june, she said her 20 focus had been in the repair shop for six months. The 20 ford focus has a recall regarding the powershift system which is effectively a continuously variable transmission cvt. Fords powershift dual clutch transmission was used in 2010. This warranty extension only applied to the 20112015 fiesta and 20122016 focus. 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.
Ford is a popular car company in the auto industry. The powershift transmission is basically a manual transmission controlled electronically by a computer while using a dry clutch rather. The recall will replace the seals and clutches and perform a. A 5 speed manual transmission is standard and a 6speed automatic is optional. Ford settled a powershift classaction lawsuit in late march of 2017.
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. Fuel economy figures with the manual transmission are 26 mpg city36 mpg highway. If you use a lighter weighted transmission fluid you will make the issue worse and it will slip more. 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.95 320 1077 370 290 55 753 311 229 74 88 316 1092 568 773 719 1056 1176 634 191 145 551 109 1466 59 1148 325 470 210 437 1315 719 525 1357 107 994 1114 1154 44 1309 432 1498 268 740 42 1416