Focus transmission problems warranty
extension to 7 years/100,000 miles -
2011 - 2016 Focus*
Ford Motor Company has identified that certain 2011 to 2016 model year Focus's equipped with the DSP6 PowerShift automatically shifting manual transmission may have
seal failures that contaminate
the dual-plate dry clutch,
causing a "shuddering" effect
on take-off (or other driveability/transmission
issues). Based upon the VIN (Vehicle
Identification Number) and corresponding
OASIS report, a
vehicle may be covered by a
factory warranty extension. The original powertrain warranty for the transmission is 5 years/60,000 miles on 2012-2013 Focuses. 2012-2013 Focuses get a warranty extension on the dry clutch and seals to 7 years/100,000 miles. Certain 2014's also have this warranty extension. *All 2015 and 2016 models do not have the warranty extension. 2011-2016 models receive a Transmission Control Module (TCM) free replacement for 7 years/150,000 miles if found defective.
do I know if I have an affected vehicle?
may have received a letter from Ford Motor
Company regarding a transmission
warranty extension. Sometimes people move,
and forwarding addresses expire. To
protect yourself, visit your authorized
Ford dealer and show them your Vehicle
Registration. They can check their Ford
OASIS system and see if your vehicle is
included. If your vehicle is included
and/or you have been having repeated
repair attempt visits to the authorized
Ford dealer, as a California consumer
you may be entitled to financial
compensation, or a buyback
(repurchase) under The California Lemon
Law. In California, attorneys
fees are not paid by you,
are paid by the auto manufacturer,
allowing you to hire an attorney
without charge. Now that the Class Action has been put into effect, we can represent you 100% free at Arbitration for your California Lemon Law case. Owners of vehicles that receive the 7 year/100,000 mile warranty extension can utilize the
California Lemon Law during this period
as well as
the original new vehicle
Ford Focus transmission problems and owner
complaints on 2011 - 2016 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 2013
or 2016 Focus, and/or legal remedies
available to them under the California
Find out if you qualify for
a California lemon law case - FREE...
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(Your Ford Focus is a 2011 - 2016 model-year and has had at least one clutch or TCM replacement under warranty - get your answer the same day.)
owner problems and complaints may
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
warning light and transmission
Harsh shifting of
transmission, or other transmission
Loss of power on initial
take-off from a stop or from low speeds.
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 problems.
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
Motor Company, and its authorized Ford
dealers are aware of the various
problem(s) of certain VIN # 2011 - 2016
model-year Ford Focus's. Many
dealers are performing "software
updates" to the engine and
transmission systems on the new 2011 - 2016 models in an attempt to correct the
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)
Updating software to the
engine and/or transmission computer
Contacting Ford Technical
(Technical Service Bulletins) or NHTSA
mandated Safety Recalls.
"Oasis" online shop
information system, and following "Oasis"
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 vehicle's
Yes, you can do something about this, whether the
vehicle is currently fixed or not!
you own or lease a 2011 - 2016 Ford Focus (whether
the issue(s) are fixed or not), you live
in California, and you have had 2 or more clutch replacements in the automatic transmission under factory warranty at the ford dealer,
we encourage you to call our law firm,
or use the convenient free online case
evaluation form below.
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 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!