Ford knew focus, fiesta had flawed transmission, sold them anyway. A primer on ownerreported transmission problems and pending lawsuits for alleged. Now i read on the web this model is prone to transmission failure. The worst complaints are transmission failure, grinding sound. A blue candy metallic 2012 ford focus sel sedan, left, and a lime squeeze. The problems with the transmission include many reports from owners that it will drop into neutral between gears, leading to a lack of acceleration. Such a slick package, but gearbox is a drag 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 did not immediately respond thursday to a request for comment on the issue. 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. Your automatic transmission is a vital part of your.
Common ford focus transmission problem, how to fix focus. In 2014, the company extended the warranty on transmission in the 201014 fiesta and 2012 14 focus. What you need to know about fords powershift transmission. The carmaker says that its not a safety problem if your car slips into. I have a 2009 ford focus with a manual transmission that. They were purchased on the same day as certified ford used vehicles. The brief history of ford focus transmission problems. To see how frequently 2012 ford focus problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.
These transmissions were still installed into focus and fiesta until ford ceased production of them. Ford focus, fiesta owners deal with transmission repair nightmare phoebe wall howard, detroit free press published 12. The ford focus transmission problems hit the vehicles marketed between 2010 and 2016. Manual ford focus ii romana al lea weblog timp liber.
Ford s powershift dual clutch transmission was used in 2010. These troubles may occur because of defect of the input shaft that allowed a fluid to seep. Ford fiesta and the 20122016 focus have a dualclutch automatic. Theyll give it a quick visual inspection, check the condition of the transmission. This week, ford australia invited caradvice to broadmeadows to offer an.
There are a few mostcommon causes you might encounter in a nostart problem. But these transmissions also tend to slip the clutch like a manual when. It could be as simple as a loose battery connection or as complicated as an engine mechanical problem. A nostart problem in your vehicle may be caused by one or more systems in your car. The ford focus transmission problems hit the vehicles marketed between 2010. Get the best deals on complete auto transmissions for ford focus when you shop the largest online selection at. View and download ford focus 2004 owners manual online. The issue became so serious that the australian competition and consumer commission accc took the ford. All the affected cars belonged to focus, fiesta, and ecosport models equipped with a powershift automatic transmission. Or, if you dont this is why you should not buy one. Fords powershift dual clutch transmission was used in 2010. However, ford has repeatedly denied systematic problems even to their own dealerships, instead directing them to replace. Ford fiesta model years 20112016 and the ford focus model years 20122016 equipped with a.
Its the worst car ive ever had, and its a complete nightmare to own, because in the little time weve had it, its been in the shop 78 times for the same thing. Specific model years may have their own issues, but overwhelming the transmission seems to be the main problem throughout. The most recently reported issues are listed below. Complete auto transmissions for ford focus for sale ebay. To maximize fuel economy, this light illuminates when the manual transmission should be shifted to the next highest gear. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of ford focus based on all problems reported for the focus. Remanufactured ford focus transmissions street smart. The ford focus has been at the top of the sales charts since its introduction in 1998. I dont know anything about cars, but i have a 2008 ford focus that my husband and i bought in september 2011. Come find a great deal on used ford focus wagons in your area today. The ford powershift is a sixspeed dual clutch, automated manual transmission produced by. Come back to shop, check fluid and turn off for 45 mins or so. I own a 2002 ford focus and once again having problems with the transmission. Ford focus, fiesta owners with transmission issues still.
At approximately 43,000 miles i had to take my focus to get the transmission. Unfollow ford focus manual transmission to stop getting updates on. What you need to know about the settlement for ford powershift owners. Place the gearshift lever in p park automatic transmission or r reverse manual transmission and turn the engine off.
Ford focus owners have reported 96 problems related to automatic transmission under the power train category. It concerns the 2012, and 14 ford focus and the ford fiesta. Now my problem is that before the transmission warms up, i can drive it forward and then in reverse,but as soon as its warm it stops. Fords fiesta, focus transmission troubles attract nhtsas attention. Ford powershift transmission issues explained caradvice. See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. I bought american vehicles to support american companies and american workers. The engine will rev high when the car has sat for a period of time, first thing in the morning and again after work and has set all day. The powershift transmission is basically a manual transmission controlled. A few yers ago i had to have a censer replaced in it cause it would only go 30miles ph. I am an owner of two ford vehicles a 2002 ford focus and a 2002 ford explorer. The 2012 ford focus has 3 nhtsa complaints for the power train. Correcting most nostart problems usually involves replacing the alternator, starter or battery, cleaning.
I have a 2009 ford focus with a manual transmission that is just 300 miles or so from having the warranty expire. After 11 years the focus finally received a complete redesign for 2012. The automatic transmission in my 2009 ford focus was locked in park for six months. Vehicles impacted are the ford fiesta model years 20112016 and the ford focus model years 2012 2016 equipped with a powershift transmission. Ford focus transmission problems ford focus recall. Fords transmission problem ford transmission problems. Many ford fiestas built after 2011 and ford focuses built after 2012 have faulty transmissions. Automatic transmission fuse location replacement ford focus mk3 20122018 duration. Ford focus transmission problems page 7 car forums at. The engine will rev high when the car has sat for a period.
We have a 2009 ford focus manual transmission that will not shift into reverse or 1st when the temps are. Other questions about ford focus view all ford focus 2004. Keep it running in peak condition with ford focus automatic transmission parts from autozone whenever you notice your transmission performance slipping. The 20112016 ford fiesta and the 20122016 focus have a. Automatic transmission problems of ford focus part 1. An airbag mishap during crash tests triggered a safety recall by hyundai for its new santa fe suv, but still scored a five star ancap safety rating. To contact nhtsa, you may either call the auto safety hotline tollfree at 18004249393 or 3660123 in the washington d.
Ford focus is slick package, but gearbox is a drag the. Truecar has over 870,429 listings nationwide, updated daily. Fords focus and fiesta models have been plagued by serious issues with their powershift dualclutch automatic transmissions. There have been three generations, the first was built until 2004, and was available in 1. The most common problems and complaints about the ford focus revolve around the transmission and include grinding sounds, shuddering, problematic shifting and gears slipping. Complete manual transmissions for ford focus for sale ebay. Firstly, we jumped in a 2012 ford fiesta with a clutch shuddering issue that. However, nhtsa cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer, or ford motor company. Ford focus service repair manual ford focus pdf downloads. Why isnt ford doing more to help owners of ford focus and ford fiesta vehicles. A primer on ownerreported transmission problems and pending. If youre having ford focus transmission problems, then the quickest solution would be to buy a used 4f27e transmission from a junkyard. The powershift transmission is basically a manual transmission. I have 2012 focus with power shift transmission dualclutch.981 851 1070 1567 1597 363 1622 1215 1080 1475 441 1284 71 1517 280 886 823 476 335 1361 1306 804 1503 252 1603 1134 1472 651 746 1424 74 95 973 587 442 1023 747 22