2014-2017 Ford Focus Transmission Problems

Owner of 2014-2017 Ford Focus have complained frequent transmission problems.   A class action was filed and owners may be entitled to compensation.

Here are some typical complaint from Ford Focus owners.

Constant transmission problems even with repairs, the car will lag, sputter and rolls backward. “Hard shifts from 1st to 2nd gear. Clutch replaced 4 times issue occurring again. Causes car to jump forward during the shift. It has almost caused numerous accidents. I leave 1 car space between the car in front of me at complete stops and me just in case the transmission shifts hard. It was happening for a few days after purchase in 2014 to present.”

Major Transmission Issues”! Warning & buyer beware: this vehicle is not safe to drive and has an open claim under the states lemon law policy. On 7/22/17 after multiple repairs as stated in this complaint, the vehicle propelled forward behind traffic on a major roadway at a railroad stop towards the gates with an oncoming train. Reported the incident to Ford and Ford will not cover the repairs. The transmission needs to be replaced on this vehicle and has had multiple clutch replacements at Ford. There have been approximately 18 service visits at the dealership since the delivery date of 12/15/15. Onboard sync system does not work properly after multiple repairs. Ford service manager has warned that the transmission issues are not repairable, and the issues will continue to occur despite clutch and transmission repairs.”

“The contact owns a 2016 Ford Focus. When initially starting the vehicle, it failed to accelerate and made a noise as if it were forcing the engine to go into gear. When the vehicle reached 40 mph, it drove smoothly. The failure occurred for approximately twelve days. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was notified of the failure, and the contact was advised to take the vehicle to the dealer. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 22,000.”

“Sometimes while accelerating the car will randomly go from 2k rpm to over 6k rpm but you cant hear the engine and it loses power and starts to jerk violently. Once you release gas and the rpm’s go back down to 2k then you can try to accelerate again. I thought this issue was just because it was cold the 1st time it happened but now it is happening more frequently. I’ve only had this car for little under a year and it has less than 20k miles on it.”

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The Law Office of Howard Gutman has been handling defective vehicle claims for over 30 years.  Call (973) 598-1980 for a free consultation.  Most claims handled on contingency with no payment required unless we secure a settlement.









Ford Focus Transmission Problem, Ford Focus Powershift transmission problems,  2014 Ford Focus transmission shudder



1. Ford Powershift Dual Clutch Transmission

A preliminary settlement has been reached in the Ford transmission class action.  We provide a Free Consultation to discuss the class action, remedies, and rights.  Here is what the Court notice says,

1. Ford Transmission Hearing

“Ford Motor Company (“Ford”) has agreed to a proposed Settlement (“Settlement”) to resolve the three cases referenced above, relating to alleged problems with the PowerShift Dual-Clutch Automatic (DPS6) Transmission (“PowerShift Transmission”) in certain Ford vehicles. By agreeing to settle, Ford does not admit any wrongdoing. The proposed Settlement will not become final unless and until it is approved by the Court following a Fairness Hearing to be held on October 2, 2017, at 10:00 a.m.

2. Ford Focus and Fiesta Ownership and Membership in the Class

You are a member of a proposed Settlement Class (“Class Member”) if you are a past or current owner or lessee of a 2012-2016 Ford Focus or a 2011-2016 Ford Fiesta equipped with a PowerShift Transmission (“Class Vehicle”). Owners or lessees with pending lawsuits against Ford based on alleged problems with the PowerShift Transmission in Class Vehicles are automatically excluded from participating in the Settlement, but if they dismiss their lawsuits before final judgment, they can choose to become class members by opting in to the Settlement. Other exclusions apply, as discussed below in the “Understanding The Settlement” section.

You must decide now whether you want to be part of the proposed Settlement or whether you would like to exclude yourself from the proposed Settlement and preserve your right to sue Ford individually for problems with your PowerShift Transmission. If you decide to be part of the proposed Settlement, and if the Court approves the proposed Settlement, you will be entitled to the benefits described below. However, you will give up any right you may have, now or in the future, to sue Ford based on problems with your PowerShift Transmission (except that you will retain your right to sue for personal injury or damage to property other than the Class Vehicle itself that you claim were caused by defects in the Powershift Transmission). If you decide to exclude yourself from the Settlement, you will not be entitled to the benefits of the Settlement, but you will retain your right to sue Ford individually for problems you have with your PowerShift Transmission.”

Call (973) 598-1980 for a Free Consultation to Discuss Your rights.

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