Ford extends warranty to cover Ford Focus transmission problems
Ford has announced a warranty extension to cover Ford Focus transmission problems and Ford Fiesta transmission problems in the Ford DPS6 transmission. The transmission is also known as the PowerShift dual-clutch transmission. The DPS6 transmission is known to shudder, jerk and hesitate. Ford has attempted many in-field fixes since the transmission was introduced including more than 20 technical service bulletins.
Ford announces free fixes for Ford Focus transmission problems and Ford Fiesta transmission problems
On July 12, 2019 Ford sent a letter to their dealers informing them to “arrange to diagnose the vehicle and repair as necessary.” The letter pertained to 2011-2017 Ford Focus and Ford Fiesta vehicles with the PowerShift transmission.
Ford settled a class action suit regarding the transmission in 2017. That settlement covered 1.9 million owners. The settlement was later challenged in California federal court. The challenge alleged that not enough owners were being compensated.
Ford extends warranty on Ford Focus transmission problems
On August 13, 1029 Ford announced that it was extending the warranty to seven years or 100,000 miles for 2014 -2016 Ford Focus transmissions in sedan models and 2014-2015 Ford Fiesta transmissions in the U.S. and Canada.
Ford also announced that it will reimburse owners who are now covered by the warranty for any out of pocket repairs customer’s have paid since the warranty expiration on 2014 model.
Ford estimates that 165,000 vehicles still need the software update that provides an enhanced warning if the transmission control module fails.
Posted on by Rick Muscoplat