Ford fiesta and the 20122016 focus have a dualclutch automatic. Bannister law alleged the ford focus dualclutch transmission officially called the powershift presumably because powershit was already taken is defective owing to. Ford knew focus, fiesta models had flawed transmission, sold. C346 debuted at the 2010 north american international auto show as a 2012 model.
What you need to know about fords powershift transmission. No problems that i noticed until about 10,000 miles when it because to shudder, jerk and slip just when i needed it to engage accelerating into a merge, going from level ground to a street on a hill, passing and even in pulling. The powershift transmission is basically a manual transmission controlled. Every used car for sale comes with a free carfax report. The powershift automatic has unpleasant characteristics at low speeds. Ford focus, fiesta owners deal with transmission repair nightmare phoebe wall howard, detroit free press published 12. Jul 31, 2019 ford focus, fiesta owners deal with transmission repair nightmare phoebe wall howard, detroit free press published 12. Ford motor company ford is recalling certain model year 20 2017 ford focus hatchback vehicles manufactured february 14, 2012, to august 26, 2016 and equipped with a manual transmission. At approximately 73,000 miles i was having the same issues and again was delivered to an authorized ford service center.
The fuel system on the 20 ford focus has actually been recalled, because there is an excessive amount of vacuum in the gasoline storage which can cause the engine to stall while you are driving it. Ford powershift transmission issues explained caradvice. To see how frequently 20 ford focus problems occur, check out our car reliability stats. Ford focus questions problem with trunk wont open on 20. All the affected cars belonged to focus, fiesta, and ecosport models equipped with a powershift automatic transmission.
Ford focus transmission problems warranty extension to 7. Learn what owners have to say and get authentic consumer feedback before buying your next car. First off, is it an automatic transmission or a manual. With powershift transmissions being used widely in selected focus and. A primer on ownerreported transmission problems and pending. No problems that i noticed until about 10,000 miles when it because to shudder, jerk and.
My car has issues shifting, making it scary to drive. At approximately 43,000 miles i had to take my focus to get the transmission repaired. It is now at a different ford dealership to have the transmission torn apart. Not sure about canada, but the warranty on the transmission was extended to 7 years or 100k miles. Ford motor company has identified that certain 20 to 2016 model year focuss equipped with the dsp6 powershift automatically shifting manual transmission may have seal failures that contaminate the dualplate dry clutch. I would try to start my car, lights would come on, battery is good car just wont start and makes clicking noise. Ford motor company has identified that certain 20 to 2016 model year focuss equipped with the dsp6 powershift automatically shifting manual transmission may have seal failures that contaminate the. Our list of 2 known complaints reported by owners can help you fix your 20 ford focus. The brief history of ford focus transmission problems car.
Ford extends warranty on more focus, fiesta transmissions. Fords fiesta, focus transmission troubles attract nhtsas. My 2014 focus has the 5 speed manual, not a single problem. Ford thailand agreed to buy back about 200 ford fiesta and focus models with faulty powershift transmissions. Ford brazil extended the warranty of the transmission to 10 years or 240. This website provides information to consumers that can be used to alleviate the problems they may be experiencing with their 20 focus.
Even though this was the manual version of the car i also had the issue with the manual clutch plate cracking that was replaced under warranty. The cars shown were a 4door sedan and 5door hatchback, also debuting a new 2. Fords powershift dual clutch transmission was used in 2010. When start to putting gas on the pedal the van stuffers and. Your ford focus may qualify for a buyback under the california lemon law, or you may be entitled to substantial cash compensation in the thousands of dollars. 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 ford focus transmission problems hit the vehicles marketed between 2010 and 2016. Vehicles impacted are the ford fiesta model years 20112016 and the ford focus model years 20122016 equipped with a powershift transmission. Jul 11, 2019 the ford powershift transmission in question is found in 20112016 fiesta and 20122016 focus cars. Dug around and its a very common problem and there is currently a class action against ford because of the clutch and transmission issues. The ford focus third generation, also known as the focus mk iii, code name.
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. Vehicles impacted are the ford fiesta model years 20112016 and the ford focus model years 20122016 equipped with a powershift. We have 1,440 20 ford focus vehicles for sale that are reported accident free, 526 1owner cars. My 20 ford focus transmission issue and tips on how to take care of this issue. Ford focus, fiesta owners with transmission issues still. As described by owners of the vehicles, the primary, recurrent issues are a shuddering.
Fully redone for 2012, the ford focus is largely unchanged for the 20 model year except for the availability of a 5speed manual transmission on the topline titanium trim level, the departure. Ford has extended the manufacture warranty on every male. I own a 20 ford focus hatchback that has transmission and clutch issues. Firstly, the information below is in addition to your consumer rights. 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. The stall would occur without warning, and would not let you restart the vehicle immediately. Turns out, my very young car with under 40,000 miles needs a new clutch. See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. Ford hid focus, fiesta transmission problems then blamed. Ford knew focus, fiesta had flawed transmission, sold them anyway. I will never buy another ford again and in particular the focus model considering all these issues that we have had in our family with owning 3 of various focus models. Approximately 5,300 modelyear 2016 ford focus cars equipped with the 1. I did this at an authorized ford dealer in huntington beach, ca.
We have 1,440 20 ford focus vehicles for sale that are reported accident free, 526 1owner cars, and 1,618 personal use cars. Ford focus transmission problems ford focus recall. Dealers will update focuses with software that will detect and prevent. After two years and 3 months with 27000 miles this car is. The issue became so serious that the australian competition and consumer commission accc took the ford australia to the federal court in 2017. We purchased a 20 ford focus sfe in september 2012 and have driven it 1,200 miles so far. All the affected cars belonged to focus, fiesta, and ecosport models equipped with a powershift. The brief history of ford focus transmission problems. I have a 20 ford focus with anautomactic transmission. 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. In june, she said her 20 focus had been in the repair shop for six months. Fords focus and fiesta models have been plagued by serious issues with their powershift dualclutch automatic transmissions.
Dec 05, 2018 the ford focus transmission problems hit the vehicles marketed between 2010 and 2016. While ford has maintained that the focus and fiesta transmission problem does not pose a safety risk, in june of this year, the company recalled 123,000 20 f150 trucks because of a transmission. As described by owners of the vehicles, the primary, recurrent issues are a. It is a sixspeed dual clutch semiautomatic transmission that acts like a manual but operated by the cars computer. Ford focus transmission problems page 15 car forums at. In places where manual transmissions were still more common, related. Ford has a class action lawsuit concerning automatic transmissions from. Gtdi engine and b6 manual transmission, and modelyear 2015 fusion sedans. Automatic transmissions tend to generate more heat than manual transmissions in normal operations. Aug 18, 2018 20 ford fiesta, stuttering transmission issue fixed. Fords transmission problem ford transmission problems. The hatchback of the affected vehicles may be unlatched with a single press of the interior latch release button. The manual transmission offered on both cars is unrelated to these.
The 20 ford focus has 24 problems reported for transmission failure. What does it mean when transmission in a ford focus is hot. Ford motor company, ford of canada, and service and repair facilities may access or share among them data for vehicle improvement purposes. That what i thought since they have so many issues with them they should. 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 powershift transmission is basically a manual transmission controlled electronically by a computer while using a dry clutch rather. The ford powershift transmission in question is found in 20112016 fiesta and 20122016 focus cars. Roadshow way back in 2009, fords new fiesta hit dealer. The worst complaints are transmission, accessories interior, and steering problems. We drive a 20 ford focus with exactly this transmission problems and there. Dug around and its a very common problem and there is currently a class action against ford because of the clutch and.192 759 561 908 138 1105 1144 426 676 657 172 1266 548 172 316 1389 354 625 335 594 1526 1226 778 1321 1442 125 1497 1104 727 1280 1055 1294 343 1016 1216 34 71 76 257 254 352 1077 1287