Amid concerns over the dualclutch automatic transmission in its fiesta and focus sedans and hatchbacks, ford announced plans to extend warranty coverage on key hardware for a wide swath of owners. 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 page 12 car forums at. This is the introduction video to a multipart series of videos where i show you the stepbystep process of converting a ford focus with an automatic transmission to a manual transmission. Anyone who owns or owned a 201116 ford fiesta or 2012 16 ford focus equipped with a powershift dualclutch transmission, according to capstone. Rockauto ships auto parts and body parts from over 300 manufacturers to customers doors worldwide, all at warehouse prices. The transmission started lurching and jerking on acceleration from stops, a few days after i took delivery. The most recently reported issues are listed below. But there are some similarities they are both mostly made of metals for example, though a clutch assembly is quite a bit smaller than an automatic transmission.
On feb 18,2015, the transmission started slipping again, just a few. Motorcraft auto transmission oil pressure switch is designed for maximum performance and durability. 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. Automatic transmission problems of ford focus part 1. If equipped with an optional super fuel economy package, the fuel mileage improves to 28 mpg city, 40 mpg highway and 33 mpg combined. Ford knew focus, fiesta models had flawed transmission, sold. This premium transmission oil cooler features a unique plate and fin design, which is 33% more efficient than a comparable tube and fin design. Transmission manual transmission automatic transmission selecting reverse gear selector lever positions caution do not engage reverse gear when the vehicle is moving. Ford settles lawsuit over focus, fiesta powershift. Do not buy the focus with the automatic transmission. The contact stated that the automatic transmission was performing as if it were a manual transmission.
May 22, 2017 the ford focus has gone from a solid reliable car to one of the absolute worst in the industry. My son has a 2012 ford focus which is included in the ford s dual clutch or powershift transmission class action lawsuit. Please also check out the statistics and reliability analysis of the 2012 ford focus based on all problems reported for the 2012 focus. 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. Fix faulty focus, fiesta transmissions until july 19. All 2012 focus models are fitted with a new, naturally aspirated 2. The 20112016 ford fiesta and the 2012 2016 focus have a dualclutch automatic transmission that is the subject of a. Ford focus and ford fiesta powershift transmission settlement. If i put it in the manual shift mode a can get the car to shift into 1st, 3rd, and 5th gears but 2nd, 4th,6th,and reverse just slip. Fords powershift dual clutch transmission was used in 2010. Vehicles impacted are the ford fiesta model years 20112016 and the ford focus model years 20122016 equipped with a powershift transmission.
How i filled the transmission with transmission fluid on a 2012 ford focus s. See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. Ford focus owners have reported 96 problems related to automatic transmission under the power train category. Aug 16, 2012 ford learned this lesson when it started selling the redesigned 2012 focusit became a smallcar favorite, but there was something missing. Powershift improves fuel efficiency by as much as 10 percent when compared to a conventional automatic transmission. I would still recommend checking the owners manual for recommendations on this as well. The drive computer malfunctioned and was replaced by a new one. Automatic transmission control module problems of the 2012. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of ford focus based on all problems reported for the focus. Nearly 7,000 owners of ford fiestas and focuses are suing ford motor co. Can automatic transmission 2012 ford focus be flat towed.
Common problems with the ford focus 4f27e transmission. Lincoln mks, ford flex, ford taurus sho, lincoln mkt, ford explorer sport 20present 2012 16 dps6 powershift transmission used in the 2012 16 focus and 201116 fiesta sedans. The powershift transmission is basically a manual transmission controlled electronically by a computer while using a dry clutch rather. However, its stunning popularity couldnt hide the numerous problems that owners experienced with the 4f27e automatic transmission. Dec, 2018 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. Ford focus is slick package, but gearbox is a drag the. Get the best deals on automatic transmission parts for 2012 ford focus when you shop the largest online selection at. Recently he was driving and experienced an issued with the powershift transmission which made the car unable to drive. The vehicles affected are 20102016 ford focus, fiesta and ecosport models fitted with a powershift automatic transmission. They did an update of the car computer software and now its much better. They were thrilled with the standard fivespeed manual transmission and said its a joy to shift. I have a 2012 ford focus with automatic transmission and it will not shift on its own.
Ford focus international 2008present 2012present in us markets. Fords transmission problem ford transmission problems. Now, finally, full details on the allnew global focus. Edmunds has detailed price information for the used 2012 ford focus electric. Access a large inventory of quality used 2012 ford focus transmissions online. What is the difference between a clutch assembly and. The early problems with the powershift, also used in the focus, may.
The 20112016 ford fiesta and the 20122016 focus have a dualclutch automatic transmission that is the subject of a classaction lawsuit. This warranty extension only applied to the 20112015 fiesta and 20122016 focus. The brief history of ford focus transmission problems. Increase driveability and reduce jerkyness duration. Jul 17, 2011 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.
The ford powershift gearboxes were built by getrag ford transmissions, a jointventure with getrag. Ford s powershift dual clutch transmission was used in 2010. Bought and installed new battery and car has been awesome ever. A blue candy metallic 2012 ford focus sel sedan, left, and a lime. Acceleration with the 252horsepower st engine is very satisfying, while the 350horsepower rs is blistering off the line. Complete auto transmissions for 2012 ford focus ebay. Mar 01, 2018 my gut reaction is to simply answer everything. Both the focus st and the focus rs come with a smoothshifting sixspeed manual transmission. Order transmission control module for your 2012 ford focus and pick it up in storemake your purchase, find a store near you, and get directions.
Replace your worn out, rusted, or damaged transmission mount with this one to restore stability of the transmission ensuring smooth and quiet driving. Featurerich focus titanium available with manual transmission. Ive been having transmission related problems with my 2012 ford focus, which i bought used it was a lease vehicle before i bought it almost two years ago from carmax. I have taken it to the dealer and they answered by a verified ford mechanic. Order your parts online or pick them up instore at your local advance auto parts. Jun 15, 2012 i own a 2012 ford focus with the 6 speed powershift transmission. On the other end of the power spectrum are two highperformance hatchback editions. Its not a true automatic, its actually a manual transmission that shifts itself. A transmission malfunction message appeared and the car had severe problems changing gears.
I did some checking and it looks like the automatic transmission 2012 ford focuses can be flat towed as long as you keep it under 70 mph. Used ford focus with manual transmission for sale on. These transmissions were still installed into focus and fiesta until ford ceased production of them. I am told that there is a fill plug as well, but it is not easily accessible with the vehicle on ramps. Ford extends warranty on more focus, fiesta transmissions news. In 2012 ford released a lemon, the focus, and one option was ford s powershift dualclutch semiautomatic transmission. But when we tested two ford fiestas, the automated manual version got better fuel economy than the doit. Completely redesigned for the 2012 model year, ford s focus compact is a significant contributor to the companys recent success. The suit claims that 201216 focus and 201116 fiesta sedans come with faulty dualclutch transmissions prone to. The operation of a dual clutch transmission is analogous to two traditional manual transmissions, each with its own clutch, operating in parallel and alternating shifts. Instead they have opted to install a auto 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. The faulty powershift technology has left thousands of drivers worried as the vehicles. Remanufactured ford focus transmissions street smart. This transmission is the subject of a massive number of lawsuits alleging ford lied in order to sell cars ford knew had defective transmissions. Save money on used 2012 ford focus electric models near you. Genuine ford part very good condition 85k miles 1year warranty located at tampa or ocala, florida 34429 estimated 47 days delivery. Fords dualclutch transmission could spell danger for its. When i put the car on ramps i can see a drain plug for the transmission. Summary of contents for ford focus 2012 page 1 ford focus owners manual.
Hell its not even recommended to change the fluid for the life of the transmission, but if you were to change the fluid at some interval, say 5075k miles you dont want to do more. When you purchase a ford remanufactured transmission assembly, youre getting a product thats built to the exacting specifications of ford motor company one thats built for your vehicle. Strong focus sales nationally led by robust california market. Had a clunking noise in first miles that required front struts to be replaced. The dualclutch sixspeed automatic transmission balks a bit at performance driving and the manual shift buttons are frustratingly located on the. Download your free pdf file of the 2012 ford focus on our comprehensive online database of automotive owners manuals. A fact that no doubt helped the focus to literally become the bestselling car in the world for several consecutive years. If you are a current or former owner or lessee of a 20112016 ford fiesta or 2012 2016 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 concerning the. What you need to know about fords powershift transmission. The ford focus has gone from a solid reliable car to one of the absolute worst in the industry. Ford settled a powershift classaction lawsuit in late march of 2017. Ford focus reliability by model generation truedelta.
Some test drivers said the 2012 ford focus fourcylinder engine has plenty of power, while others thought the focus is a bit sluggish. The 2012 ford focus has 59 problems reported for multiple shifting problems. Ford made the mistake of calling the powershift an automatic, without. Plus, ford remanufactured transmissions use new fordengineered service parts in the remanufacturing process, come equipped with sensors, and. Ford focus automatic to manual transmission swap part. Ford gets the powershift dual clutch transmission right, but is it too. The issue became so serious that the australian competition and consumer commission accc took the ford australia to the federal court in 2017. The ford powershift is a sixspeed dual clutch, automated manual transmission produced by the ford motor company. Get 2012 ford focus transmission service information and discounts on transmission fluid change, transmission flush or full replacement. Apr 19, 2011 the 2012 ford focus gets a new set of efficiency technologies, pushing its fuel economy well into the 30s, but a sometimes clunky dualclutch transmission sours the driving experience. The consumer stated there were noises coming from the door panels, and dash area. Our 2012 ford focus transmissions come with a 1year warranty, free shipping and 30day money back guarantee. A 2014 ford focus, equipped with a sixspeed automatic transmission has epa estimates of 27 mpg in city driving, 37 mpg in highway conditions and 31 mpg combined.
Hell its not even recommended to change the fluid for the life of the transmission, but if you were to change the fluid at some interval, say 5075k miles you dont want to do more than drain it and refill if at all. However, if you avoid their automatic dual clutch transmissions, you may find yourself with one hell. Amid concerns over the dualclutch automatic transmission in its fiesta. The manual transmission in an automatic car is the worst idea of. Complete auto transmissions for 2012 ford focus for sale ebay. Fords powershift automated manual transmission uses an advanced configuration that provides. Lotpros editor of automotive content, steve cypher test drives and. The suit claims that 201216 focus and 201116 fiesta sedans come with faulty dualclutch transmissions prone to shuddering, slipping, bucking, jerking, hesitation while changing gears, premature internal wear, delays in downshifting and, in some cases. But when we tested two ford fiestas, the automated manual. It is a dual clutch manual transmission with a computer hooked up to it that will shift the car for you. The contact stated that while driving approximately 15 mph, the vehicle was unable to shift.
Ford focus questions 2012 ford focus shifting problem. Ford has decided to not put in a true automatic transmission in the focus and started in 2012. Used ford focus with manual transmission for sale cargurus. All the affected cars belonged to focus, fiesta, and ecosport models equipped with a powershift automatic transmission. Ford focus is slick package, but gearbox is a drag the new york. The ford focus transmission problems hit the vehicles marketed between 2010 and 2016. Auto, all power, tilt, cruise, ac, ipod jack, cd, alloy wheels, keyless entry and more. Automatic transmission parts for 2012 ford focus for sale. The ford powershift is a sixspeed dual clutch, automated manual transmission produced by. Get the best deals on complete auto transmissions for 2012 ford focus when you shop the largest online selection at. Titanium sales outpacing ford s expectations by double.
The operation of a dual clutch transmission is analogous to two traditional manual transmissions. Ford extends warranty on more focus, fiesta transmissions. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle manual transmission stalling and loosing power when approaching an incline and when driving in stop and go traffic. Compare 2012 ford focus automatic transmission fluid brands. Manual transmission now available on top trim focus. Ford focus is slick package, but gearbox is a drag the new. If you are a current or former owner or lessee of a 20112016 ford fiesta or 2012 2016 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. To see how frequently 2012 ford focus problems occur, check out our car reliability stats. The models of fiesta and focus from 2011 2012 2015 respectively were. Ford knew focus, fiesta had flawed transmission, sold them anyway. Remanufactured transmissions ford transmission parts. Transmission control module 2012 ford focus oreilly. Ford focus electric 2012, manual transmission mount by dea.
Later, ford did a recall on the 2012 focus for transmission slipping problems. If youre ready for a different, no hassle and pleasant car buying. Mar 05, 2020 ford focus and ford fiesta powershift transmission settlement. Search new and used cars, research vehicle models, and compare cars, all online at. So to the average joe it is a automatic, put it in d and go. Automatic transmission ford focus 2012 12 20 2014 14 fits. Among ford cars with flawed transmission, the 2012 focus had the most complaints. How to check transmission fluid on 2012 ford focus. I own a 2012 ford focus with the 6 speed powershift. Investigation finds hundreds of complaints about ford. Feb 06, 2014 the company refused to do an oncamera interview but instead sent a statement that says in part.743 1364 126 1397 1075 889 707 203 645 357 755 1197 1327 914 1347 1080 857 1094 1203 1430 796 574 1115 290 1047 491 1317 240 674 892 858 373 1206 1163 696 552 965 627 191 437 1091 539 415 898 1418 1388