Clutch and seals replaced under warranty. Computer adjusted for shifting problem, car balked and stuttered on low gear shift, especially stop and go traffic. Addressed dual clutch transmission issues or stuttering/hesitating during 1st/2nd gear shifts. Updated transmission software. Check engine light came on, problem determined to be because of transmission, dealer reprogrammed transmission software. TrueDelta is not affiliated with any car manufacturer or their trademarks. 70k maintenance work done as well. The car bucked, hesitated, and stuttered when starting from a stop in traffic (zero to 10 mph). Factory recall on transmission/shifting performed because car showed some sluggishness when shifting. the canister purge valve … Firstly, the information below is in addition to your consumer rights. Now much better but still.. tranny repair,calibrate computer,bearing,strut,wiper repair & loose-- a piece of coprolite ( petrified human dung ) never buy another one !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now fixed but still shudders sometimes in reverse, and ascending hills at slow speeds e.g. Bought new on 8/27 with 7 miles on car. Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain 2012-2018 ford focus vehicles with a 2.0l gdi or 2.0l gtdi engine. Ford called me and offered a rental car at no charge to re-repair the transmission stumbling on acceleration from a stop. Applied TSB 13-9-4. Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (13%). Reproduced concern on test drive with tech, but Ford will not replace transmission again. DCT clutch plates repaired under warranty for second time. The worst complaints are transmission, steering, and accessories - interior problems. They said the computer chip needed to learn my driving style. Horrible shifting experiences. Transmission software reset. I was told the trans guy is booked for one month. The affected vehicles are 2011 to 2016 Fiestas and 2012 to 2016 Focus models. Problem detected and still waiting for backordered parts. Refund for deductible has been issued. Required an update and reflash of the tranny module. The free fix they did magically restored the car to a perfect dream, with smooth starts since then (April 2018 at present). has been jerky and clunky since the beginning. The transmission was pulled and examined and no hardware issues found. This car will have to be repaired every year or two until it dies! Transmission Control Module had a short circuit, bad wiring - required replacement. Shudder in front end returned and getting worse. Hard, jerky shifts. In shop for 10 days of warranty work on transmission. Learned from online forums that problem plagues clutches on many new Focus and Fiesta. 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. 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. Dual clutches replaced under warranty. They had to do another reflash of the PCM with a newer update than the one they did in February. The PowerShift transmission is basically a manual transmission … Ford launched the DPS6 dual-clutch transmission, widely known as the PowerShift transmission, on 2011 Fiesta and 2012 Focus models. Clutch assembly replaced. … The worst complaints are shudder and vibration sounds on takeoff, multiple shifting problems, and transmission … Perform 13-4-5 Replace trans clutch. Reprogram PCM and TCM Car still shuddering, but not as bad. Ford recommended free update to Transmission Control Module (TCM) programming. Customers report transmission issues with various Ford Focus models. Dealer couldn't figure problem. Vehicle shudder on tip in when accelerating from a stop. Recall to replace update transmission computer module for much improved shifting, Warranty item - acceleration was jerky at low speeds. Seals were replaced on transmission as they had failed. Powertrain and Chassis Repair Frequencies, The known problem of stuttering in low gears. Controlling computer was reprogrammed and the problems were reduced. Worse when turning left. New clutch assembly & input shaft seals installed n/c. 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. Ford cannot fix the transmission shuddering problem via programming or replacement parts. Clutches replaced under warranty. 2012 Ford Focus Titanium The transmission in the car consistently has issues and has gone out multiple times on the freeway when driving. The transmission is the most common problem with used 2012 Ford Focus models, with owners reporting shuddering and jerking when changing gears. Very dangerous when turning from suicide lane. They did something to the car computer. The drive computer malfunctioned and was replaced by a new one. Transmission behaviour improved massively with the new clutch. My 2012 Ford Focus SE began to have transmission problems today. 638 Responses to “Ford Focus Transmission Problem Has Ford Focusing On Solution” #1 Robert Miles says: July 23rd, 2012 at 3:10 pm. The repair technician just said the transmission operates as designed. TCM was replaced again; this marking the third time. 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. Rear main seal leaking where oil pan and main seal meet. Slight leaking led to more robust review of trans. recall-car rolled down hill when foot was removed from brake. Transmission problems plagued the 2012 Ford Focus. Still horrible shifting.The car has been in the shop for hesitation, grinding, rough shifts, and driving forward when in reverse. The clutch had a mild shuddering issue previously. Thought it was wheel bearings. Transmission shudders when shifting, especially at low speeds. This was a reprogramming Ford was doing of the transmission, antilock brakes and engine control module (I think). 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. Along with an update on the transmission software. The vehicle was shuddering and hesitating at the top of 2nd gear. Computer overrode transmission, it was part of a recall. I've had ongoing issues with the transmission and clutch since purchasing new. DCT transmission failure. The stuttering at low speeds increased and got more noisy. Returned car to dealer for ongoing shuddering on 8/11/2014. Car was drivable but issue worsened over time. Transmission shuddering, lurching, bucking, and loss of power issues. Car bucking and jerking when accelerating. Worried about potential repair costs? 2012 Ford Focus transmission problems with 281 complaints from Focus owners. automatic transmission failed to shift properly. frequently 2012 Ford Focus problems occur, check out our car reliability stats. This is the 5th or 6th repair. California lemon repurchased by ford for transmission clutches. Car bought back. A new trans. The check engine light came on and the car went into "Limp Mode" and would not shift out of 2nd gear. PCM, Trans control, and ABS updated to latest program pursuant to a customer satisfaction campaign. Control update for this problem released in April 13 Symptoms would improve with new tranny fluid (2qts) for a period of time. After tests, diagnosed faulty clutch. Car improved a lot but still has shuddering up hills at slow speed in 2nd. Will take in for repairs when I swap snow tires. Performed diagnostic that showed issue. Works much better now. Transmission kicks and shifting hard from 1st to 2nd under normal acceleration. Dealer reflashed TCM but needed to order replacement clutch parts which are nationally back ordered for 2-3 months. Sometimes it hesitates when cresting a peak, mini-lurches when starting, or mini-surges at parking lot speeds. A Free … Software update to address transmission shudder and grinding. These things are not mutually exclusive. New clutch needed for dual clutch transmission. The new transmission control was a lemon and failed within 100 miles. they re programmed the computer in car. There is a TSB for this which is a trans leak, then clutches would get oil soaked. New TCM installed under warranty. I'm not happy with the transmission. 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. I think it slips at highway speeds (confirmed before it was rebuilt). Shift motor and programming, rear main seal. It took multiple key cycles to get the vehicle to shift into gear. Told clutch needs to be replaced again. Ford Focus. Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the. Requires a new range selector. 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. 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. The service technician essentially said that's how the transmission works and essentially said nothing was wrong despite so many recalls and repairs done previously that never really fixed the problem. Also had the battery replaced. Jerky transmission. They Both Needed To Be Reprogrammed. Problem finally ascertained-transmission seal leaking in to clutch per TSB 14-0197 and Customer satisfaction program 14m01-vibration caused by clutch design flaw.NO PARTS IN STOCK. Replacement of DCT transmission to correct hesitation, grinding and shifting problems. Ford changed 3 first stage clutches, loaded a TSB and it still exhibited the same characteristics. Car would not start first time you turn the key. Message said transmission problem, tried putting in neutral ,no go. The clutch had to be cleaned because a leak had developed. Wheel disconnected from car @ CV Joint and axel rod. Improved shifting, Recall notice for software. Seems OK now, Clutch replaced for free under extended transmission warranty. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance. 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. Ford customers claimed in legal filings their 2012-16 Focus and 2011-16 Fiesta compact cars were built with transmissions prone to “shuddering, slipping, bucking, jerking, hesitation while … When the car was new, a soft pedal start was jerky. Transmission Failure problems of the 2012 Ford Focus 31 problems related to transmission failure have been reported for the 2012 Ford Focus. Only 187 miles on car. Ended with me being stuck on the side of the road. The number of vehicles in Australia suffered the … It's one week now at the dealer and no action. The trans. Recall for reflash of the transmission. This time dealer was convinced a made full repair at his cost (warranty covered). still clunked,lurched,and/or hesitated. vehicle shuddered when shifting between 2nd and 3rd¦ hunted for the right gear, revved excessively before shifting. The chronic problem of transmission in this model. Replaced dual clutch assembly, shiftforks, seals and bearing. Since then ford extended the TCM to 10 years/150k. Won case in arbitration in June. The gear stuttered more. Sluggish and "jumping" when in reverse sometimes. Dealership stated: Caused by-NORMAL, No problem Found. Traded car. Transmission error message on dashboard. I realized that there was a recall on the transmission and the TCM. 8/28 car jerking upon acceleration after stop. Transmission's problems ranged from some shudder to … Transmission computer firmware was updated. 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. The dealer replaced the clutch actuator (thankfully under warranty). The same TCM was also used in the 2011 to 2015 Ford … Check engine light came on and brought to dealer because auto transmission was shifting rough. Transmission never fixed. Ford attempted power train computer reflash [failed] followed by replacing transmission control module [computer & actuators]. I was driving down the road and all of the sudden the car would not move. For more information on how we collect and use this information, please review our Privacy Policy. Transmission is jerky and shudders upon acceleration when changing gears. Dealer stated Ford acknowledges problem. So far problem is gone 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. Details on problems I have been dealing with on my 2014 Ford Focus transmission When put into park, locked in park. Took 4 months to get new clutch in. Dealer said it is both a TCM module reprogramming and clutch replacement issue. This time they changed the clutch to a new improved one and now works fine again. Replace clutch pack assembly, seals, other transmission parts per TSB 11-12-13 due to bad seal leaking oil and causing slippage. The clutch packs went bad again. Smoothed out the shifting. 6sp AT, Loaded updated computer data for transmission & ABS system. Opened a case with Ford 6/2014 for Buyback/Replacement. Transmission was re-programmed. 52300 mi When transmission was rebuilt … clutches were again a problem and they were replaced and reprogrammed. WOULD NOT restart. Clutch problem. Replace front input shaft bearing due to loud whining noise that varied with speed and tranmission gear Car displayed that it had a tranmission problem and would not exceed 25 mph. Went to replace the clutch for the second time, all cost covered under warranty. However, Ford initially announced that their extended warranty covers cars made before 2013. Told no parts for 6 MONTHS!!!. Have a loud grinding/whirring noise coming from front end. Car likely to get new Transmission in next 6 months Said Dealer, shifting issue, under warranty, only required a re-flash. Nearly two … CarComplaints.com Notes: You should probably steer clear of the 2012 Focus. TCM failed (a known issue with an extended warranty) while driving, dealer replaced under warranty. Gave the car time to "learn" and then asked for help. Transmission Control Module and clutch packs were replaced. An extended warranty can provide peace of mind. 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. Transmission shifted rough and jerked at low speeds. Re-programmed TCM and then car failed to shift out of 2nd gear. Since then, Ford and the National Highway … 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. The clutch was replaced along with a newer updated seal. Dealer has no clue what to do since no engine light or code. These … It's also the first year with massive power steering failure. Transmission shifts into neutral while driving on a flat road at moderate speed. Clutch was completely replaced as per technical service bulletin. Check engine light came on and car lost power to the wheels while on the highway. Had to yet again reprogram the transmission. Dealer- maybe replace clutch (AGAIN!). Extended the warranty. When transmission was rebuilt prior to my ownership dealer installation spring tabs were left on the clutch actuators. The dealer replaced clutches, seals, throw out bearing and reprogramming. Nonetheless, transmission issues are becoming rampant for Ford Focus … We don't sell/share your email. Customer satisfaction letter dated May 2012 offered reflashing of body control module, transmission module and ABS module to correct driveability concerns. replaced. Last July, Ford … Ford F-150 Oil Consumption Issues Cause Lawsuit, read stories from drivers who praise our work. The car had no power in reverse and wouldn't shift out of first gear. The dealer replaced the clutch packs an reprogrammed the transmission. Transmission Stutters during acceleration. The flawed design causes premature wear and tear in the clutch assembly. Transmission was leaking at bell housing. Fluttering noise when going from 2nd to 3rd. poor shifting. Shop could not duplicate, computer said everything within params. Clutch Assy. Kept saying "Parking Assist needs Service". Sure wish I had my stick shift back. Problem recurred shortly thereafter. Car stumbled and died in the drive thru line at Starbucks on the way to church on Sunday morning. Transmission felt like a solenoid was going. Mostly, it is SUVs built between 2011 and 2015 that have the most transmission problems. We are 106,000+ car owners sharing real-world car information. Dealer said it was the carrier bearing. Worse when driving on incline, shudder when shifting. July, 2014 shudder still present. Problem appears to be better, but is still there somewhat. significant jerking while traveling up large hills at low speed. Dual clutch transmission exhibiting known problems or clutch slipping and grinding noise between 1st and 2nd gear shift. The vehicles affected are 2010-2016 Ford Focus, Fiesta and EcoSport models fitted with a Powershift automatic transmission. Joe said: "Hi John. Replaced the clutch (a recommended TSB) and reprogrammed transmission. Shifts MUCH better (off line and 1-2) but mileage down 1-2mpg. Had the TSM module changed because the car would not shift into reverse gear. Smooth now. The car had shifting issues, so they had to replace some internal parts. Replaced clutch assembly and seals. They did the recommended computer updates and we are now in the same boat. As of 8/16- still at dealer. Had to wait four months for new clutch parts to arrive. Was told car was fixed and that I could pick up. Transmission exhibits severe hesitation on tip in. No sign of jerky but he suggested every time I shut off the engine, the computer re-boots. Also continued problems with SYNC. Sold vehicle. Car shudders between 1st to 2nd and 2nd to 3rd gear and also shudders in low gear at slow speed up a steep grade. 158 problems related to automatic transmission control module have been reported for the 2012 Ford Focus. If you continue to use this site, you consent to this use of cookies. Check out our Ford Focus overview to see the most problematic years, worst problems and most recently reported complaints with the Focus. 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. Car lurches on start and then wants to stall out. Same horrible lurching or hesitation you never know. Minor improvement noticed. Their services are at no cost to the consumer. Transmission control module was diagnosed as bad. Front ¾ vehicle photos © 1986-2018 Autodata, Inc. dba Chrome Data. They were ground up inside clutch and affected shifting of the car. It did learn me perfectly in 6 weeks. ps: car is delivering an honest 38+ MPG on the road, drops to about 34 in town. Clutch felt like it was slipping at low speeds and light acceleration. We use cookies to analyze & improve your experience, & to personalize content and ads. Vehicle message system indicated transmission failure. 8/29 took in for service. Loss of power, surging and transmission slips into neutral if pressed. New clutches and seals installed. It overheats easily and I have had to replace the coolant tank … Shudder gone, but still shook when stopped in Drive. Vehicles impacted are the Ford Fiesta (model years 2011-2016) and the Ford Focus (model years 2012-2016) equipped with a PowerShift transmission. These forums have helped make our results possible. Finally got moving but … Unsubscribe any time. Car stuttering from stop; software re flashed for DCT. All rights reserved. Issue not present after transmission was repaired. Currently on order. Lemon law claim filed in March. It improved transmission performance. Recommended by ford - good to do this in warranty! Always on start up. Ford offered X plan and poor trade-in value instead. 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. same issues, same non-repair. See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. California consumers may exercise their CCPA rights here. Was towed to dealer. Another attempt to repair the transmission. Transmission Control Module (TCM) was replaced. Get answers and make your voice heard! The problems specifically occurred in the Powershift transmission of Ford Fiesta (from 2011-2016) and Ford Focus (from 2012- 2016). Transmission has to replaced yet again for the shuddering problem and bad shifting between gears. 2012 Focus loaner did the same thing. Get reliability information for the 2012 Ford Focus from Consumer Reports, which combines extensive survey data and expert technical knowledge. Dealer first tried reprogramming TCM but this made the problem even worse. Also reprogrammed the PCM/TCM, Grinding noise from 1st to 2nd. The PowerShift was an automatic … Transmission had to be re programed and works great now as well as the MYFORD had a upgrade. TCM reflashed with latest revision. All they had to do was to remove and clean the clutches and replace the seals. Replace clutch assembly for damage from leaking seals causing transmission to stutter during acceleration. 2012 focus Stopped at stop sign, would not move. The 2012 Ford Focus has 4993 problems & defects reported by Focus owners. The two cases have marked similarity. Need advice about a specific Ford Focus problem? The dealer replaced the clutch packs under warranty. $1000 part replaced for free. Ford says its performing to specs and can't duplicate the issue even though they keep updating software, etc. Let me start off by saying that I enjoy your segment on 2HD. Drives like it's brand new now. Clutch assembly and bearings had to be replaced again to stop shuddering during gear changes. Otherwise, you might not be able to steer at all. Little power on inclines. 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 checked and then re-programmed the Transmission shift unit. Leaky seals Transmission slipping, noise , vibration. A cracked seal leaked oil and the computer kept me in 1st gear to prevent damage. "CarComplaints.com" ®, "Autobeef", "What's Wrong With YOUR Car?" Removed flywheel, AC compressor, oil pan, and rear main seal. Transmission slips on acceleration when hot, does not engage in to 2nd gear correctly. Told the trans guy is booked for one month now fixed but still shook when stopped in.... 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