Ford’s PowerShift Transmission Safety Concerns


When you purchase a vehicle and invest a substantial amount of money, you are expecting quality in return. When it comes to the transmissions in the 2011-2015 Ford Fiesta and 2012-2015 Ford Focus models, thousands of drivers are complaining that they are scared to drive their vehicles. Some drivers have reported that their vehicles jerk, stutter, and stop without warning. There are also reports that these vehicles are not shifting smoothly and posing a serious safety concern. Many drivers are frustrated and unimpressed with Ford dealership excuses for not being able to repair the issue.

What Ford Has Done

Ford is aware of the numerous complaints about the vehicle’s shifting patterns. Ford describes the PowerShift automated-manual transmission as “exceptional powertrain efficiency” and “a unique shift feel”. There is no forced recall at this time. Ford is in the process of contacting the affected owners and offering upgraded transmission software and extended warranties. Is this enough?

Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center® Fights Back

Attorney Greg Moss reports to NBC 5 Investigates that similar complaints have been brought to his attention. Moss has filed 130 complaints and counting. The suspected culprit, the dual transmission has lead to thousands of complaints nationwide. Attorney Greg Moss points out that drivers are more interested driving a safe car and getting their vehicles fixed rather than settling for an extended warranty.

If you have a question regarding your Ford Focus or Ford Fiesta, please call the experienced lemon law attorneys at Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center ®. Our lemon law attorneys will take time to talk to you about your rights and will let you know if they can help. Visit or call 1-800-US-LEMON to submit your information to see if we can help.

Video courtesy of NBC 5 Chicago.

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