Ford’s PowerShift transmission is supposed to provide the fuel economy of a manual with the convenience of an automatic. But a lawsuit says it:
“slips, bucks, kicks, jerks, gets hot, stutters, harshly engages, has premature internal wear, sudden acceleration, delay in downshifts, delayed acceleration and has difficulty stopping the vehicle, which eventually leads to transmission failure.”
Other than that, it’s great.
The lawsuit is for those that “purchased or leased any 2011-2015 Ford Fiesta or 2012-2015 Ford Focus vehicle equipped with Ford’s Dual Clutch or PowerShift Transmission.”
Ford insists the transmission works correctly, but they’ve also issued multiple Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) and Customer Satisfaction Programs to address the problems.
It’s almost as if they can’t get their mind in gear.