Last July, Ford … 8/30 throttle body replaced. There is a TSB for this which is a trans leak, then clutches would get oil soaked. approaching stop lights. The lawsuit, filed in 2012, alleged that Ford lied about the problems in the cars and continued to sell them to buyers, allegedly blaming them for the transmission issue. However, Ford initially announced that their extended warranty covers cars made before 2013. Horrible shifting experiences. 158 problems related to automatic transmission control module have been reported for the 2012 Ford Focus. Clutch assembly replaced. Reset computer and said to drive until new error code was generated. Car jerked and halted. This was the yearly maintenance. The car bucked, hesitated, and stuttered when starting from a stop in traffic (zero to 10 mph). Clutches replaced under warranty. Replaced Transmission Control Module under warranty. It eventually started working after sitting a while and restarting. Curious how the 2012 Focus compares to other years? Works much better now. A cracked seal leaked oil and the computer kept me in 1st gear to prevent damage. The problems specifically occurred in the Powershift transmission of Ford Fiesta (from 2011-2016) and Ford Focus (from 2012- 2016). Vehicles impacted are the Ford Fiesta (model years 2011-2016) and the Ford Focus (model years 2012-2016) equipped with a PowerShift transmission. the canister purge valve … Lemon law claim filed in March. Jerky transmission. Transmission grinding between gears. Factory recall on transmission/shifting performed because car showed some sluggishness when shifting. So far problem is gone Car lurches on start and then wants to stall out. They Both Needed To Be Reprogrammed. Said that the clutch was faulty. This was a reprogramming Ford was doing of the transmission, antilock brakes and engine control module (I think). It did learn me perfectly in 6 weeks. Extended the warranty. Seemed to improve it. "CarComplaints.com" ®, "Autobeef", "What's Wrong With YOUR Car?" Dealer replaced transmission control module covered by an extended warranty that Ford introduced due to high rates of dual-clutch transmission issues. These … Replaced transmission control module. Dealer noticed earlier that car shuddered when accelerating forcefully. Reproduced concern on test drive with tech, but Ford will not replace transmission again. 6sp AT, Loaded updated computer data for transmission & ABS system. automatic transmission failed to shift properly. I had to have it towed. Control update for this problem released in April 13 Check engine light came on and car lost power to the wheels while on the highway. California consumers may exercise their CCPA rights here. recall-car rolled down hill when foot was removed from brake. Car stuttering from stop; software re flashed for DCT. Transmission exhibits severe hesitation on tip in. Clutches were shuddering and slipping a little, dealer reprogrammed it, but it still needs new clutches and seals, which are on a national back order right now. Applied TSB 13-9-4. Replaced Transmission control module and both problems were solved. Computer overrode transmission, it was part of a recall. The transmission stopped powering the vehicle in the middle of an intersection after stopping. Transmission problems plagued the 2012 Ford Focus. Transmission never fixed. Get reliability information for the 2012 Ford Focus from Consumer Reports, which combines extensive survey data and expert technical knowledge. Since then, Ford and the National Highway … The 2012 Ford Focus has 4993 problems & defects reported by Focus owners. Example: "Bad Brakes", "Toyota Recall", etc. 70k maintenance work done as well. They did something to the car computer. Nonetheless, transmission issues are becoming rampant for Ford Focus … In the course of the legal action, it has been revealed that the Ford engineers had been aware of the transmission problems before releasing the Fiesta in 2011 and Focus in 2012. A transmission malfunction message appeared and the car had severe problems changing gears. More dealer trips planned. Reinstalled other parts mentioned above. Will take in for repairs when I swap snow tires. Transmission control module failed, fully covered by extended warranty for this issue based on recall notice. Refund for deductible has been issued. Also had the battery replaced. Replaced the clutch (a recommended TSB) and reprogrammed transmission. 160-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed automatic FWD, 160-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed automated manual FWD, 160-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD, 123-horsepower 1.6L I4 6-speed automated manual FWD. Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (13%). Once in a while it would briefly flashing hill start assist on start up, dealer put it on the scanner, did not find anything, also hasn't done it since that time. Dealer performed tsb and reset cpu that controls shifts. The new transmission control was a lemon and failed within 100 miles. Covered under extended warranty with $100 deductible. The gear stuttered more. Ford called me and offered a rental car at no charge to re-repair the transmission stumbling on acceleration from a stop. The Transmission Control Module (TCM) was replaced. Still horrible shifting.The car has been in the shop for hesitation, grinding, rough shifts, and driving forward when in reverse. As of 8/16- still at dealer. The repair shop said it was the TCM. On August 19, 2019, Ford recalled 1,282,596 Ford Focus. Problem recurred shortly thereafter. It's also the first year with massive power steering failure. Shifts MUCH better (off line and 1-2) but mileage down 1-2mpg. Learned from online forums that problem plagues clutches on many new Focus and Fiesta. Transmission would not easily shift into 1,3,or 5th gear. The check engine light came on and the car went into "Limp Mode" and would not shift out of 2nd gear. are trademarks of Autobeef LLC, All rights reserved. If you continue to use this site, you consent to this use of cookies. Seems OK now, Clutch replaced for free under extended transmission warranty. Message said transmission problem, tried putting in neutral ,no go. Parts finally came in, after about a months wait. Car improved a lot but still has shuddering up hills at slow speed in 2nd. Car bucking and jerking when accelerating. Clutch problem. Replace clutch assembly for damage from leaking seals causing transmission to stutter during acceleration. Car was drivable but issue worsened over time. At low speeds transmission lets the engine lug at low rpm before downshifting, causing noise and vibration. In shop for 10 days of warranty work on transmission. The 2011–2016 Ford Fiesta and the 2012–2016 Focus have a dual-clutch automatic transmission that is the subject of a class-action lawsuit and many individual lawsuits. © 2004 - 2021 TrueDelta. Ford attempted power train computer reflash [failed] followed by replacing transmission control module [computer & actuators]. This car will have to be repaired every year or two until it dies! PCM, Trans control, and ABS updated to latest program pursuant to a customer satisfaction campaign. Nearly two … Perform TSB 13-4-5. Fluttering noise when going from 2nd to 3rd. Stutter/shimmy when accelerating between 1st/2nd and 2nd/3rd gears. 2012 Ford Focus transmission problems with 281 complaints from Focus owners. Gave the car time to "learn" and then asked for help. Car lags/bogs/hesitates on tip-in from stop or on downshift when passing. Transmission shudders while accelerating. Have a loud grinding/whirring noise coming from front end. Replaced dual clutch assembly, shiftforks, seals and bearing. Part # AE8Z7Z369F, Replaced clutches in transmission and re flashed transmission software. When the car was new, a soft pedal start was jerky. Hard, jerky shifts. Shop could not duplicate, computer said everything within params. Went to replace the clutch for the second time, all cost covered under warranty. Start issue came back. Ford recommended free update to Transmission Control Module (TCM) programming. CarComplaints.com Notes: You should probably steer clear of the 2012 Focus. Transmission shifts into neutral while at highway speeds and in turns. Now much better but still.. And while you wait for your steering to disappear, you'll be greeted with a transmission that shudders, vibrates or won't shift at all. The repair technician just said the transmission operates as designed. The repair was effective as the dealer was instructed to replace the clutch-packs which had been malfunctioning. Had to yet again reprogram the transmission. Recommended by ford - good to do this in warranty! same issues, same non-repair. There was shuddering upon taking off from a stop,and/or while making a turn from a stop. Dealer first tried reprogramming TCM but this made the problem even worse. Thought it was wheel bearings. Smooth now. It was only smooth if I had a normal amount of pressure or floored it. Kept saying "Parking Assist needs Service". Told clutch needs to be replaced again. These forums have helped make our results possible. Replace clutch pack assembly, seals, other transmission parts per TSB 11-12-13 due to bad seal leaking oil and causing slippage. A new trans. I'm not happy with the transmission. I've had ongoing issues with the transmission and clutch since purchasing new. Ford has proposed an updated settlement of a minimum of $30 million in cash reimbursement in a class-action lawsuit over problems with dual-clutch automatic transmissions in Focus … Car was shuddering during acceleration at around 20 mph. Ford says its performing to specs and can't duplicate the issue even though they keep updating software, etc. Tech found TSB 140047 Reprogram PCM TCM (AGAIN!) The worst complaints are shudder and vibration sounds on takeoff, multiple shifting problems, and transmission … Flashing hill start assist on start up, took it to the dealer diagnosed as a faulty tcm which was replaced under it's extended warranty. Same problem as before; car "slipping" out of gear and then catching creating a deceleration followed by a lurch; repeated again 2 times all within 30 seconds. They drove the car and explained it is an inherent quality of the dry double clutch and it is not a problem by itself.Their answer was expected but at least now my complain is registered. $1000 part replaced for free. TCM was replaced again; this marking the third time. Bought new on 8/27 with 7 miles on car. Dealership said nothing was wrong even though I can reliably replicate the problem just driving the car off the lot and they tried to levy a service charge of $59.00 on me to discourage me from bringing the car back for what is a well known and documented problem. Dealer Said The Software In The Engine Computer And Transmission Were Outdated. Loaded new data for trans/ABS. Sure wish I had my stick shift back. An extended warranty can provide peace of mind. Dual clutch transmission, replaced both clutches. Ford knows the clutch is the issue and was making a new one. Transmission was re-programmed. have been working with ford customer service with no resolution yet. 2012 to 2016 Model Year Ford Focus TCM was recalled, and for a short time, Ford was offering to replace the TCM for free and update a software bug that blocked the driver from getting a TCM failure warning. Software update to address transmission shudder and grinding. Replaced rear main seal and resealed oil pan. They said the computer chip needed to learn my driving style. Dual clutch transmission exhibiting known problems or clutch slipping and grinding noise between 1st and 2nd gear shift. In essence, Ford's new corporate strategy is to deny the long standing problem doesn't exist even though there are numerous class action lawsuits regarding their transmissions and this is a very well known problem. Need advice about a specific Ford Focus problem? Sold vehicle. Car stuttered A Couple Times. There was a slow studder shift issue reported on websites and I requested and received the ECU firmware upgrade to reduce this problem. Transmission Control Module had a short circuit, bad wiring - required replacement. The same TCM was also used in the 2011 to 2015 Ford … Leaky seals Transmission slipping, noise , vibration. "check engine" light on. The most recently reported issues … Front ¾ vehicle photos © 1986-2018 Autodata, Inc. dba Chrome Data. California lemon repurchased by ford for transmission clutches. clutches were again a problem and they were replaced and reprogrammed. Also reprogrammed the PCM/TCM, Grinding noise from 1st to 2nd. Worried about potential repair costs? Customer satisfaction letter dated May 2012 offered reflashing of body control module, transmission module and ABS module to correct driveability concerns. The car had no power in reverse and wouldn't shift out of first gear. For more information on how we collect and use this information, please review our Privacy Policy. The PowerShift transmission is basically a manual transmission … Anyone who owns or owned a 2011-16 Ford Fiesta or 2012-16 Ford Focus equipped with a PowerShift dual-clutch transmission, according to Capstone. No sign of jerky but he suggested every time I shut off the engine, the computer re-boots. Clutch and seals replaced under warranty. This time dealer was convinced a made full repair at his cost (warranty covered). This time they changed the clutch to a new improved one and now works fine again. Dealer said it is both a TCM module reprogramming and clutch replacement issue. Joe said: "Hi John. Updated transmission software. Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the. :), Firmware update for jerky automatics transmission. Shudder in front end returned and getting worse. Vehicle shudder on tip in when accelerating from a stop. Re-programmed TCM and then car failed to shift out of 2nd gear. replaced. The two cases have marked similarity. 638 Responses to “Ford Focus Transmission Problem Has Ford Focusing On Solution” #1 Robert Miles says: July 23rd, 2012 at 3:10 pm. Very funny, i DON'T, Returned to dealer AGAIN for transmission slipping issues while in Drive. Car stumbled and died in the drive thru line at Starbucks on the way to church on Sunday morning. Transmission was leaking at bell housing. First stage clutch replaced again (see repairs when car was new) for delay and shuddering. Transmission shudder on acceleration. Improved shifting, Recall notice for software. Another attempt to repair the transmission. Little power on inclines. Turns out there was an extended warranty on this to 150,000 miles. The transmission was pulled and examined and no hardware issues found. Clutch felt like it was slipping at low speeds and light acceleration. Tech says within specs. Replaced with new clutch due to shuttering, Transmission control module failed, was not shifting into certain gears. We are 106,000+ car owners sharing real-world car information. Always on start up. Transmission slipping in and out of neutral. Privacy Policy | Terms and Conditions | Copyright Policy | Michael at Google+. The vehicles affected are 2010-2016 Ford Focus, Fiesta and EcoSport models fitted with a Powershift automatic transmission. Transmission kicks and shifting hard from 1st to 2nd under normal acceleration. See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain 2012-2018 ford focus vehicles with a 2.0l gdi or 2.0l gtdi engine. Ford changed 3 first stage clutches, loaded a TSB and it still exhibited the same characteristics. Clutch Assy. Shuddering worse when A/C is running. "Check parking aid" warning light came on also. Unsubscribe any time. The complaints are organized into groups with data published by vehicle, vehicle component, and specific problem. July, 2014 shudder still present. In fact, if you head to CarComplaints.com and look it up, they actually use the words ‘avoid like the plague’ when describing the 2012 Ford Focus. Car acted like it was in nuetral. Also, took the transmission in for repair since it is shuddering again between gear shifts, but Ford's policy is simply to refuse to repair the issues regardless of recall our factory extended warranty which I purchased. Ford Focus. Clutch assembly and bearings had to be replaced again to stop shuddering during gear changes. significant jerking while traveling up large hills at low speed. … Opened a case with Ford 6/2014 for Buyback/Replacement. 8/29 took in for service. The so-called DPS6 transmission, offered on the Fiesta since the 2011 model year and Focus since the 2012 model year, has spawned widespread complaints of rough shifts and, … Let me start off by saying that I enjoy your segment on 2HD. The trans. Firstly, the information below is in addition to your consumer rights. The drive computer malfunctioned and was replaced by a new one. Shift motor and programming, rear main seal. The flawed design causes premature wear and tear in the clutch assembly. CarComplaints.com ® is an online automotive complaint resource that uses graphs to show automotive defect patterns, based on complaint data submitted by visitors to the site. Also continued problems with SYNC. Seems improved but only driven a few miles since. Since then ford extended the TCM to 10 years/150k. Normally would not be under warranty since powertrain warranty has expired, but an extended warranty was applied by Ford Motor Company due to the number of issues that customers were having with the car. Computer adjusted for shifting problem, car balked and stuttered on low gear shift, especially stop and go traffic. They did the recommended computer updates and we are now in the same boat. I had to have it replaced and a new one re-calibrated. The most recently reported issues are listed below. still clunked,lurched,and/or hesitated. I think it slips at highway speeds (confirmed before it was rebuilt). Bump the Focus problem graphs up another notch. Transmission's problems ranged from some shudder to … poor shifting. Dealer said it was the carrier bearing. New software was flashed. Dealer r2 fluid, reflashed module and said Warranty ppwk is in the mail. Ford offered X plan and poor trade-in value instead. The update done today. 3rd trip but to my reliable guy who test drove just after bad trip. WOULD NOT restart. All they had to do was to remove and clean the clutches and replace the seals. Ford F-150 Oil Consumption Issues Cause Lawsuit, read stories from drivers who praise our work. The recurrent problem with Focus : the clutch was stuttering at low speeds.They did an update of the car computer software and now its much better. The 2012 is the first Focus to offer Electronic Power Assist Steering (EPAS). Details on problems I have been dealing with on my 2014 Ford Focus transmission Won case in arbitration in June. Check engine light came on and brought to dealer because auto transmission was shifting rough. A week later, my service charge was refunded when I ran the issue up the flagpole. Perform 13-4-5 Replace trans clutch. Ford extended warranty to lifetime because of unresolved design defect with leaking seals, Transmission control module died. Slight leaking led to more robust review of trans. They had to do another reflash of the PCM with a newer update than the one they did in February. had the Ford fix done last week still having a shudder when it shifts and wrong gear selection by the trans #2 Amy Chlebik says: July 27th, 2012 … Dealer stated Ford acknowledges problem. Was told car was fixed and that I could pick up. Removed flywheel, AC compressor, oil pan, and rear main seal. The worst complaints are transmission, steering, and accessories - interior problems. Transmission has to replaced yet again for the shuddering problem and bad shifting between gears. Transmission error message on dashboard. vehicle shuddered when shifting between 2nd and 3rd¦ hunted for the right gear, revved excessively before shifting. Recall. I was discussing Malcolm's Ford Focus transmission problems on air on Radio 2HD in Newcastle while, unbeknown to be, a listener named Joe took a special interest. My 2012 Ford Focus SE began to have transmission problems today. Loss of power, surging and transmission slips into neutral if pressed. Car likely to get new Transmission in next 6 months Said Dealer, shifting issue, under warranty, only required a re-flash. Then the oil leak had to be repaired. Tranmission was slow to react. frequently 2012 Ford Focus problems occur, check out our car reliability stats. Transmission failure from stop into intersection vehicle automatically dropped into neutral (causing engine to rev, subsequently catching it thrusted forward and this repeated twice in about 30 seconds. All rights reserved. Slipping and shuddering, replaced clutch packs and seals with reprogramming. We don't sell/share your email. I had a small shudder and slipping from the clutches. Clutch was shuddering (again!). Chart based on 95 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance. Reprogram PCM and TCM Car still shuddering, but not as bad. They replaced the clutch under warranty for free. It took multiple key cycles to get the vehicle to shift into gear. ps: car is delivering an honest 38+ MPG on the road, drops to about 34 in town. The dealer replaced the clutch actuator (thankfully under warranty). New TCM installed under warranty. NUMEROUS problems with this car. Problems The dual-clutch Ford automatic transmission DPS6 was installed in 2012-2015 Ford Focus, which led to a clutch shudder while driving and fluid leaks located near the clutch housing. Ford Dealer updated the PCM and advised that shudder experienced by clutch slip was normal. Required an update and reflash of the tranny module. There was a TSB, that the dealer reluctantly admitted to when pressed. Transmission Control Module replaced. New clutches and seals for the transmission. New clutch needed for dual clutch transmission. Mostly, it is SUVs built between 2011 and 2015 that have the most transmission problems. Transmission Failure problems of the 2012 Ford Focus 31 problems related to transmission failure have been reported for the 2012 Ford Focus. Check out our Ford Focus overview to see the most problematic years, worst problems and most recently reported complaints with the Focus. Car would not start first time you turn the key. It overheats easily and I have had to replace the coolant tank … Same horrible lurching or hesitation you never know. When transmission was rebuilt prior to my ownership dealer installation spring tabs were left on the clutch actuators. Smoothed out the shifting. "Learned" again, but not good. Sluggish and "jumping" when in reverse sometimes. The Focus 'automatic stickshift' was shifting improperly for and, after several trips back to the dealer where I was told, "Unable to duplicate problem," I threatened to call Ford. Worse when turning left. New clutches and seals installed. Shudder gone, but still shook when stopped in Drive. Update system pron to latest software to improve drive-ability, again. I realized that there was a recall on the transmission and the TCM. These things are not mutually exclusive. Rear main seal leaking where oil pan and main seal meet. Clutch was completely replaced as per technical service bulletin. Issue not present after transmission was repaired. tranny repair,calibrate computer,bearing,strut,wiper repair & loose-- a piece of coprolite ( petrified human dung ) never buy another one !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Replaced clutch assembly and seals. Transmission again shudders badly when shifting gears. After tests, diagnosed faulty clutch. The Consumer Protection Attorneys of Alex Simanovsky & Associates, LLC are currently representing Ford Focus owners with claims against Ford Motor Company with defective dual clutch ("Powershift") transmissions. 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