Its the worst car ive ever had, and its a complete nightmare to own, because in the. There was a recall for the 2014 ford focus manufactured in august between the 8th and the 15th for steering gears incorrectly placed. Ecosport models equipped with a powershift automatic transmission. In this video i go over a very common cause of transmission problems on the 20112012 fiesta.
Mine was built on the 15th of august 2015 but yet no recall was accompanied with my vin. See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. Dec 05, 2018 the ford focus transmission problems hit the vehicles marketed between 2010 and 2016. The 2012 ford focus has 3 nhtsa complaints for the power train.
Search used ford focus with manual transmission for sale nationwide. Technically acting like in sport mode when it should be in eco mode. Transmission in the 20112015 fiesta and 20122015 focus is defective. As weve written before, the focus doesnt use a traditional automatic transmission. Jul 17, 2011 shiftless the 2012 ford focus is a terrific car in so many ways, but its automatic transmission makes the car a chore to drive. Please call 18888242012 before ordering to verify availability. Ford transmission problems presented by stern law, pllc. We have gathered all of the most frequently asked questions and problems relating to the ford focus in one spot to help you decide if its a smart buy. It all has to do with their power shift transmission.
The decision to name the new car the ford focus was made in early 1998, as ford s senior management had been planning to keep the escort nameplate for its new generation of small family cars. The manual transmission offered on both cars is unrelated to these problems. Feb 15, 2014 in this video i go over a very common cause of transmission problems on the 2011 2012 fiesta. More than 60,000 ford focus transmission problems could be solved if a successful class action lawsuit from attorneys bannister law is successfully prosecuted. Ford to pay millions to focus, fiesta owners in transmission settlement. A blue candy metallic 2012 ford focus sel sedan, left, and a lime squeeze. The ford focus titaniums sixspeed powershift i recently tested is much improved and felt much more like a mainstream dsg at launch, creeping with feet off the pedals, and during shifts, and it. Come along as we change the transmission fluid on a 2014 ford fiesta. The worst complaints are shudder and vibration sounds on takeoff, multiple.
Ford focus transmission problems page 15 car forums at. The company extended the warranty to 100,000 miles or 7 years depending on the car s model year to solve the ford focus transmission issues. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle manual transmission stalling and loosing power when approaching an incline and when driving in stop and go traffic. It concerns the 2012, and 14 ford focus and the ford fiesta. My lw mk ii sport was constantly broken down and off the road, and ford couldnt or wouldnt fix it. My son has a 2012 ford focus which is included in the ford s dual clutch or powershift transmission class action lawsuit. Bannister law alleged the ford focus dualclutch transmission officially called the powershift presumably because powershit was already taken is defective owing to. Ford kills off last remaining planned focus model for the u. Used ford focus with manual transmission for sale cargurus.
Page 1 ford focus owners manual page 2 no part of this publication may be reproduced, transmitted, stored in a retrieval system or translated into any language in any form by any means without our written permission. Since ive switched over ive found the focus to have a much trickyer clutch then i was used to, i have trouble getting smooth starts every time and i find the car just falls flat on its face if i dont gas it alot. The brief history of ford focus transmission problems. Dee evans i am one of those affected by the dodgy transmission. Jul 15, 2019 ford fiesta and focus transmission problems were allegedly covered up by ford as the automaker blamed customers for the issues while knowing the powershift transmissions were defective. Ford focus questions 2005 ford focus manual transmission. Shiftless the 2012 ford focus is a terrific car in so many ways, but its automatic transmission makes the car a chore to drive.
Ford allegedly knew about defective fiesta and focus. In face the transmission actually began shifting hard when it hit 1,000 miles and between july 2011 until now i have constantly taken it back with them only telling me that thats just how the transmission. The vehicles affected are 20102016 ford focus, fiesta and ecosport models fitted with a powershift automatic transmission. I also have a 2012 ford focus i have 98,000 miles on it but it has always been a problem since day one. News takes you behind the wheel to unveil the problem and presses the. If anything crops up, youll probably find it on our ford focus problems page. A newport woman told local 12 news she and two family members all bought the. I own a 2012 ford focus sport tdi lw mk11, purchased in 20. My son has a 2012 ford focus which is included in the fords dual clutch or powershift transmission class action lawsuit. We have a 2009 ford focus manual transmission that will not shift into reverse or 1st when the temps are below 50 degrees. Sm study based on responses from 82,095 newvehicle owners, measuring 236 models and measures opinions after 90 days of ownership.
Fords focus powershift transmission is much improved. Ford focus transmission problems auto expert by john. To see how frequently 2010 ford focus problems occur, check out our car reliability stats. Which basically means that this car has a manual transmission that is automatically controlled by a computer. 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. Since, her 2014 ford focus has been in the shop three times. Instead it uses a manual gearbox that shifts automatically, without a clutch pedal. To see how frequently 2012 ford focus problems occur, check out our car reliability stats. Fords powershift dual clutch transmission was used in 2010.
The most recently reported issues are listed below. Ford focus is slick package, but gearbox is a drag the new. Mar 06, 2017 come along as we change the transmission fluid on a 2014 ford fiesta. Due to rough gear changing and the engine malfunction light coming on in my 20112012 ford focus. This is for anyone who keeps getting automatic transmission problems on the ford focus. The ford brazil also extended the warranty to 240,000km or 10 years. Search new and used cars, research vehicle models, and compare cars, all online at. The new focus 1the 2010 ford focus received the lowest number of problems per 100 vehicles among compact cars in the proprietary j. Ford focus manual transmission best manual transmission. Law acl, vehicle owners that have purchased a vehicle after january 1, 2011, have the right to. Ford focus transmission problems ford focus recall. Ford knew focus, fiesta had flawed transmission, sold them anyway. Sm study based on responses from 82,095 newvehicle owners, measuring 236 models and measures opinions after 90. The worst complaints are accessories interior, body paint, and transmission problems.
Manual transmission problems of ford focus ford focus owners have reported 18 problems related to manual transmission under the power train category. Dubbed focus was on sale since 1998 on the rest of the world, in a short period it became a star. Ford sued over faulty transmissions in some focus, fiestas wlos. Drivers across the country have faced problems with the automatic transmission in their ford fiesta, focus and fusion. This procedure applies to all ford focus and fiesta dps6 powershift transmissions 2011present. Vehicles impacted are the ford fiesta model years 20112016 and the ford focus model years 20122016 equipped with a powershift transmission. Hi lw mk2 are the ones with clutch problems whether auto or manual i have a lv mk. View and download ford 2011 focus owners manual online. I dont know anything about cars, but i have a 2008 ford focus that my husband and i bought in september 2011.
The worst complaints are stutters and hesitates, throttle or powertrain failure, and buckingnot enough power. The highperformance svt model special vehicle team was available as a two or fourdoor hatchback from 2002 to 2004. Check out free battery charging and engine diagnostic testing while you are in store. The powershift transmission is basically a manual transmission controlled electronically by a computer while using a dry clutch rather than a wet clutch, meaning oil is not supplied to the. Ford focus is slick package, but gearbox is a drag the. Not as pretty as the 2012 focus, but also was much cheaper to buy. Lets dig into the issue and find out the measures that ford had taken to solve the troubles. View and download ford focus 2012 owners manual online. She said theyve all had problems with the transmission. Ford fiesta and focus transmission problems were allegedly covered up by ford as the automaker blamed customers for the issues while knowing the powershift transmissions were defective. This procedure applies to all ford focus and fiesta dps6 powershift transmissions 2011 present. To see how frequently 2014 ford focus problems occur, check out our car reliability stats. The powershift transmission is basically a manual transmission controlled.
Entrylevel fiesta and focus vehicles, built over the last decade, have a history of costly repairs for failing. The worst complaints are shudder and vibration sounds on takeoff, multiple shifting problems, and transmission failure. Ford extends warranty on more focus, fiesta transmissions news. The carmaker says that its not a safety problem if your car slips into neutral. Ford of europe introduced the focus in 1998 to the european market as a replacement for the ford escort. The truth behind slow clutch release in manual cars. My wife and i purchased a 2011 ford focus in march of this year so we have not been. Ford reaches settlement surrounding faulty fiesta, focus. The ford focus transmission problems hit the vehicles marketed between 2010 and 2016.
Fords transmission problem ford transmission problems. Its a equipped with and mtx75 auto transmission, if your vehicle has less than 100k miles and its having trouble engaging 12 or 23 or even overdrive, its most likely one or more of the solenoids. The brief history of ford focus transmission problems car. Narrow your results brand ford trans 2 midwest 1 autozone rewards. Recently he was driving and experienced an issued with the powershift transmission which made the car unable to drive. Our list of 6 known complaints reported by owners can help you fix your ford focus. Transmission manual transmission automatic transmission selecting reverse gear selector lever positions caution do not engage reverse gear when the vehicle is moving. On 534 2002 ford focus models equipped with a manual transmission, the speedcruise control cable. Used ford focus with manual transmission for sale on. Hi everyone i bought a 2012 sel base with manual transmission in september.
The decision to name the new car the ford focus was made in early 1998, as fords senior management had been planning to keep the escort nameplate for its new generation of. Expected delivery date does not account for the required special freight shipping. It is now at a different ford dealership to have the transmission torn apart. All the affected cars belonged to focus, fiesta, and ecosport models equipped with a powershift automatic transmission. Our list of 2 known complaints reported by owners can help you fix your 2011 ford focus. I used to drive a vw golf tdi but it got a lil old and run down. Ford focus problems and reliability issues carsguide. Use of these systems may result in vehicle starting problems and a loss of security protection. Unfollow ford focus manual transmission to stop getting updates on your ebay feed.774 396 75 1579 59 1554 116 307 1036 1262 1065 45 146 631 120 412 983 611 829 1545 302 1117 341 937 1273 369 1033 994 976 405 1123 1112