New clutch assembly & input shaft seals installed n/c. Lemon law claim filed in March. frequently 2012 Ford Focus problems occur, check out our car reliability stats. TCM failed (a known issue with an extended warranty) while driving, dealer replaced under warranty. Shuddering worse when A/C is running. The clutch has been replaced twice and the transmission has been reprogrammed 4 or 5 times now (within 35, 000), Third internal clutch replacement. Reset computer and said to drive until new error code was generated. The problems specifically occurred in the Powershift transmission of Ford Fiesta (from 2011-2016) and Ford Focus (from 2012- 2016). Recall. Told no parts for 6 MONTHS!!!. They did the recommended computer updates and we are now in the same boat. Transmission shifted rough and jerked at low speeds. An extended warranty can provide peace of mind. The clutch packs went bad again. Ford knows the clutch is the issue and was making a new one. It's also the first year with massive power steering failure. I realized that there was a recall on the transmission and the TCM. Transmission has to replaced yet again for the shuddering problem and bad shifting between gears. approaching stop lights. I had to have it towed. Shifts are harsh and erratic between 1,2 and 3. Computer adjusted for shifting problem, car balked and stuttered on low gear shift, especially stop and go traffic. Details on problems I have been dealing with on my 2014 Ford Focus transmission Learned from online forums that problem plagues clutches on many new Focus and Fiesta. Car lags/bogs/hesitates on tip-in from stop or on downshift when passing. First stage clutch replaced again (see repairs when car was new) for delay and shuddering. Had to yet again reprogram the transmission. Clutch and seals replaced under warranty. Works much better now. The clutch was replaced along with a newer updated seal. They did something to the car computer. Ford recommended free update to Transmission Control Module (TCM) programming. 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. Dealer first tried reprogramming TCM but this made the problem even worse. Fluttering noise when going from 2nd to 3rd. 8/28 car jerking upon acceleration after stop. 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. Nearly two … Removed flywheel, AC compressor, oil pan, and rear main seal. Clutch problem. 8/29 took in for service. The dealer replaced the clutch packs under warranty. "check engine" light on. These forums have helped make our results possible. Transmission slips on acceleration when hot, does not engage in to 2nd gear correctly. Car stalled out, and wouldn't turn back on. A cracked seal leaked oil and the computer kept me in 1st gear to prevent damage. Dealer stated Ford acknowledges problem. 70k maintenance work done as well. 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, … Ford changed 3 first stage clutches, loaded a TSB and it still exhibited the same characteristics. 158 problems related to automatic transmission control module have been reported for the 2012 Ford Focus. This time dealer was convinced a made full repair at his cost (warranty covered). Thought it was wheel bearings. Mostly, it is SUVs built between 2011 and 2015 that have the most transmission problems. 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. Re-programmed TCM and then car failed to shift out of 2nd gear. Ford offered X plan and poor trade-in value instead. The chronic problem of transmission in this model. Said that the clutch was faulty. $1000 part replaced for free. Sold vehicle. Example: "Bad Brakes", "Toyota Recall", etc. Controlling computer was reprogrammed and the problems were reduced. poor shifting. 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. The most-reported problem with the 2012 Ford Focus has to do with the vehicle's transmission with a total of 110 complaints. We don't sell/share your email. Transmission shudders while accelerating. 3rd trip but to my reliable guy who test drove just after bad trip. replaced. The transmission stopped powering the vehicle in the middle of an intersection after stopping. 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. Transmission slipping in and out of neutral. Dual clutch transmission, replaced both clutches. Transmission Stutters during acceleration. New clutches and seals for the transmission. July, 2014 shudder still present. TCM reflashed with latest revision. All they had to do was to remove and clean the clutches and replace the seals. The drive computer malfunctioned and was replaced by a new one. Privacy Policy | Terms and Conditions | Copyright Policy | Michael at Google+. Also continued problems with SYNC. Clutch was shuddering (again!). Wheel disconnected from car @ CV Joint and axel rod. Requires a new range selector. Check engine light came on and car lost power to the wheels while on the highway. Clutch was completely replaced as per technical service bulletin. Click here for more information. Otherwise, you might not be able to steer at all. The PowerShift was an automatic … This is the 5th or 6th repair. So far problem is gone TrueDelta is not affiliated with any car manufacturer or their trademarks. Car was drivable but issue worsened over time. 2012 Focus loaner did the same thing. Message said transmission problem, tried putting in neutral ,no go. The repair technician just said the transmission operates as designed. clutches were again a problem and they were replaced and reprogrammed. 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's problems ranged from some shudder to … The transmission was pulled and examined and no hardware issues found. The 2012 is the first Focus to offer Electronic Power Assist Steering (EPAS). Same horrible lurching or hesitation you never know. TSB recall for transmission control module. Recommended by ford - good to do this in warranty! Perform TSB 13-4-5. They had to do another reflash of the PCM with a newer update than the one they did in February. same issues, same non-repair. Car lurches on start and then wants to stall out. I've had ongoing issues with the transmission and clutch since purchasing new. DCT clutch plates repaired under warranty for second time. In shop for 10 days of warranty work on transmission. "CarComplaints.com" ®, "Autobeef", "What's Wrong With YOUR Car?" Customer satisfaction letter dated May 2012 offered reflashing of body control module, transmission module and ABS module to correct driveability concerns. Ford called me and offered a rental car at no charge to re-repair the transmission stumbling on acceleration from a stop. The PowerShift transmission is basically a manual transmission … When put into park, locked in park. Ended with me being stuck on the side of the road. 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 … We are 106,000+ car owners sharing real-world car information. Shift motor and programming, rear main seal. Stutter/shimmy when accelerating between 1st/2nd and 2nd/3rd gears. Joe said: "Hi John. New clutches and seals installed. Dealer said it was a known problem-stated there were multiple supersessions of that clutch. Ford Focus. It did learn me perfectly in 6 weeks. A transmission malfunction message appeared and the car had severe problems changing gears. The repair was effective as the dealer was instructed to replace the clutch-packs which had been malfunctioning. Parts finally came in, after about a months wait. It's one week now at the dealer and no action. Clutch Assy. Sluggish and "jumping" when in reverse sometimes. Smooth now. Ford extended warranty to lifetime because of unresolved design defect with leaking seals, Transmission control module died. Seals replaced and new software flashed. The dealer replaced the clutch packs an reprogrammed the transmission. Transmission shudder on acceleration. Shudder gone, but still shook when stopped in Drive. Recall for reflash of the transmission. Worse when driving on incline, shudder when shifting. The number of vehicles in Australia suffered the … 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 … 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. The free fix they did magically restored the car to a perfect dream, with smooth starts since then (April 2018 at present). Used the key in the slot and it still wouldn't start. It was only smooth if I had a normal amount of pressure or floored it. Had to wait four months for new clutch parts to arrive. Dealer performed tsb and reset cpu that controls shifts. The worst complaints are transmission, steering, and accessories - interior problems. It was replaced, problem is cured. Always on start up. Shop could not duplicate, computer said everything within params. Experienced transmission shuttering and overheating. Dealership stated: Caused by-NORMAL, No problem Found. Seems OK now, Clutch replaced for free under extended transmission warranty. DCT transmission failure. Dealer noticed earlier that car shuddered when accelerating forcefully. Dealer couldn't figure problem. Car shudders between 1st to 2nd and 2nd to 3rd gear and also shudders in low gear at slow speed up a steep grade. Replaced dual clutch assembly, shiftforks, seals and bearing. Ford Dealer updated the PCM and advised that shudder experienced by clutch slip was normal. All rights reserved. Now much better but still.. Transmission Failure problems of the 2012 Ford Focus 31 problems related to transmission failure have been reported for the 2012 Ford Focus. Car stuttering from stop; software re flashed for DCT. The clutch had a mild shuddering issue previously. Ford launched the DPS6 dual-clutch transmission, widely known as the PowerShift transmission, on 2011 Fiesta and 2012 Focus models. The car had no power in reverse and wouldn't shift out of first gear. The repair shop said it was the TCM. Dealer has no clue what to do since no engine light or code. Front ¾ vehicle photos © 1986-2018 Autodata, Inc. dba Chrome Data. Problem detected and still waiting for backordered parts. 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. CarComplaints.com Notes: You should probably steer clear of the 2012 Focus. There was a TSB, that the dealer reluctantly admitted to when pressed. 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. The clutch had to be cleaned because a leak had developed. significant jerking while traveling up large hills at low speed. New clutch needed for dual clutch transmission. The stuttering at low speeds increased and got more noisy. Currently on order. Curious how the 2012 Focus compares to other years? "Learned" again, but not good. Shifts MUCH better (off line and 1-2) but mileage down 1-2mpg. Check engine light came on and brought to dealer because auto transmission was shifting rough. Customers report transmission issues with various Ford Focus models. Very funny, i DON'T, Returned to dealer AGAIN for transmission slipping issues while in Drive. Transmission was re-programmed. Tech found TSB 140047 Reprogram PCM TCM (AGAIN!) The vehicles affected are 2010-2016 Ford Focus, Fiesta and EcoSport models fitted with a Powershift automatic transmission. Finally got moving but … 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. Dealer said it was the carrier bearing. are trademarks of Autobeef LLC, All rights reserved. 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. Transmission is jerky and shudders upon acceleration when changing gears. On August 19, 2019, Ford recalled 1,282,596 Ford Focus. These things are not mutually exclusive. I had a small shudder and slipping from the clutches. Transmission never fixed. Dual clutch transmission exhibiting known problems or clutch slipping and grinding noise between 1st and 2nd gear shift. My 2012 Ford Focus SE began to have transmission problems today. Transmission shuddering, lurching, bucking, and loss of power issues. Went to replace the clutch for the second time, all cost covered under warranty. New TCM installed under warranty. 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. 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 … A new trans. The most recently reported issues are listed below. PCM, Trans control, and ABS updated to latest program pursuant to a customer satisfaction campaign. Car stuttered A Couple Times. Extended the warranty. Transmission shudders when shifting, especially at low speeds. Ford F-150 Oil Consumption Issues Cause Lawsuit, read stories from drivers who praise our work. Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the. 52300 mi When transmission was rebuilt … I was driving down the road and all of the sudden the car would not move. Car would not start first time you turn the key. To see how Updated transmission software. 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. 2012 Ford Focus Titanium The transmission in the car consistently has issues and has gone out multiple times on the freeway when driving. Transmission problems plagued the 2012 Ford Focus. When the car was new, a soft pedal start was jerky. Check engine light came on, problem determined to be because of transmission, dealer reprogrammed transmission software. Turns out there was an extended warranty on this to 150,000 miles. have been working with ford customer service with no resolution yet. Get reliability information for the 2012 Ford Focus from Consumer Reports, which combines extensive survey data and expert technical knowledge. Also reprogrammed the PCM/TCM, Grinding noise from 1st to 2nd. They Both Needed To Be Reprogrammed. If you continue to use this site, you consent to this use of cookies. Last July, Ford … The gear stuttered more. The Transmission Control Module (TCM) was replaced. Their services are at no cost to the consumer. The update done today. Loaded new data for trans/ABS. 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. Vehicle message system indicated transmission failure. Dealer- maybe replace clutch (AGAIN!). Customer satisfaction letter dated May 2012 offered reflashing of body control module, transmission module and ABS module to correct driveability concerns. Symptoms would improve with new tranny fluid (2qts) for a period of time. These … Slight leaking led to more robust review of trans. Transmission grinding between gears. Took 4 months to get new clutch in. Software update to address transmission shudder and grinding. Have a loud grinding/whirring noise coming from front end. This time they changed the clutch to a new improved one and now works fine again. Dealership inspected transmission and revised settings (presumably software). Get answers and make your voice heard! Problem appears to be better, but is still there somewhat. Transmission behaviour improved massively with the new clutch. Won case in arbitration in June. Seals were replaced on transmission as they had failed. However, Ford initially announced that their extended warranty covers cars made before 2013. The dealer replaced the clutch actuator (thankfully under warranty). Opened a case with Ford 6/2014 for Buyback/Replacement. Recall to replace update transmission computer module for much improved shifting, Warranty item - acceleration was jerky at low speeds. "Check parking aid" warning light came on also. they re programmed the computer in car. It took multiple key cycles to get the vehicle to shift into gear. Drives like it's brand new now. Refund for deductible has been issued. I was told the trans guy is booked for one month. Ford cannot fix the transmission shuddering problem via programming or replacement parts. Feels like surging and can't get any amount of speed up. Seems improved but only driven a few miles since. I'm not happy with the transmission. Transmission Control Module had a short circuit, bad wiring - required replacement. Dealer said it is both a TCM module reprogramming and clutch replacement issue. Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain 2012-2018 ford focus vehicles with a 2.0l gdi or 2.0l gtdi engine. recall-car rolled down hill when foot was removed from brake. This is third trip in 3 months for same problem. Shudder in front end returned and getting worse. Replaced clutch assembly and seals. Addressed dual clutch transmission issues or stuttering/hesitating during 1st/2nd gear shifts. Ford says its performing to specs and can't duplicate the issue even though they keep updating software, etc. Chart based on 95 repair trips. Another attempt to repair the transmission. Seemed to improve it. Transmission shifts into neutral while at highway speeds and in turns. the canister purge valve … Dealer replaced transmission control module covered by an extended warranty that Ford introduced due to high rates of dual-clutch transmission issues. Was told car was fixed and that I could pick up. Smoothed out the shifting. Transmission again shudders badly when shifting gears. 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