Ford Focus transmission problems and owner complaints on 2012 - 2017 model years. With the introduction of an all-new Ford Focus, it uncovered its own set of actual and potential transmission problems. This website provides information to California consumers that can be used to alleviate the problems they may be experiencing with their Focus, and/or legal remedies available to them under the California lemon law.
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These owner problems and
complaints may include:
On the newer Ford Focus, PowerShift automatic transmission problems (this is actually an electronically shifting/ controlled dry clutch gearbox) have been found to occur. These transmissions are known to have an internal seal(s) that leak oil from the gearbox case onto the shifting clutches, thus causing transmission operational problems, as well as transmission "tear-downs" and major internal parts replacements.
transmission problems reported by Focus
Ford Motor Company, and its authorized Ford dealers are aware of the various problem(s) with the 2012 - 2017 model-year Ford Focus. Many dealers are performing "software updates" to the engine and transmission systems on the 2012 - 2017 models to correct the transmission issues.
"CHECK ENGINE" warning
light and transmission operational
Harsh shifting of
transmission, or other
Loss of power on initial
take-off from a stop or from low
The feeling of the
Harsh or delayed engagement
"shuddering" upon take-off
from a stop.
Transmission oil leaks.
(re-learning) of transmission by
Ford dealers to "correct" the
Rebuilding or replacement
of transmissions for these
transmission seals due to
contamination of shifting clutches
by leaking oil.
Car owners are routinely
being told "this is normal
operating characteristic for this
transmission" by the Ford
service departments to complaints
of the transmissions operation.
Here is what some dealers
are doing in an attempt to correct the
issues with these vehicles:
DTC’s (Diagnostic Trouble Codes)
- Replacement of TCM (Transmission Control Module)
software to the engine and/or
Ford Technical Support HOTLINE.
TSB’s (Technical Service
Bulletins) or NHTSA mandated
Ford “Oasis” online shop
information system, and following
“Oasis” topics repairs.
further instructions from Ford
Technical Support HOTLINE for
problems that cannot be remedied
by the above, or simply that Ford
Engineering has the issue “under
investigation”, but with no
current fix available for the
Yes, you can do something about this, whether the
vehicle is currently fixed or not!
If you own or lease a 2012 - 2017 Ford Focus (whether the issue(s) are fixed or not), you live in California, and you have had 2 or more warranty Repair Orders for automatic transmission-related complaints at your Ford dealer, we encourage you to call our law firm, or use the convenient free online case evaluation form below.
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. In California, your attorney’s fees are billed to the automobile manufacturer – you pay nothing. Our legal services are 100% free to you. You can call us or use our convenient free case evaluation form below. Either way, you don’t have to put up with a vehicle that does not drive/operate correctly or is unsafe!