2012 Ford Focus

Asked by Sep 01, 2017 at 03:22 PM about the 2012 Ford Focus SEL

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My son has a 2012 Ford Focus which is included in the Ford's Dual Clutch or
"PowerShift" Transmission class action lawsuit. Recently he was driving and
experienced an issued with the powershift transmission which made the car
unable to drive. We had the car towed to the dealer for repair.

My question is has anyone experienced this issue and either during the
repair or after the repair did you experience ADDITIONAL issues which you
were told were not a result of the problem with the powershift?

3 Answers


Apparently there is a fix for these transmissions . Check out with the Ford Dealer. They replace thee clutches and there is a software update. I spoke to a few Ford Service Managers on this.

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Thanks. I was aware of that, I really was trying to find out if anyone had other issues after the fix.


I had my Transmission 'fixed' but the dealership would not tell me what they had done citing it as a private matter between themselves and Ford. Whatever they actually did - the shuddering and loss of power was back within 6 months - which apparently is consistent with resetting the computer but not actually doing anything of a physical nature. I took the car to another dealership and whereas their technicians can tell there is a problem - they cannot get it to misbehave enough to meet Ford's 'failure' criteria.

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