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Ford Powershift Transmission Litigation Still ‘Significant’

A few months after the COVID-19 pandemic surfaced in early 2020, service departments around the globe began experiencing problems securing the parts needed to repair vehicles, leading to extended delays. This doesn’t just include newer vehicles either, as 2011-2016 Ford Fiesta and 2012-2016 Focus models equipped with the problematic Ford Powershift transmission – the subject of numerous lawsuits over the past several years – are also facing extended repair delays as a result of these supply chain issues. However, even though several years have passed since the Ford Powershift transmission became a thorn in owners’ sides, the automaker is still facing its fair share of legal issues pertaining to that problematic part.

“We are currently a defendant in a significant number of litigation matters relating to the performance of vehicles, including those equipped with DPS6 transmissions,” Ford wrote in its Form 10K, which is part of the company’s annual report to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Indeed, the automaker has been trying to settle these transmission woes for years now, paying out millions of dollars to owners, instituting a buy-back program, extending powertrain warranties for impacted models, and reaching settlements with hundreds of owners – a costly endeavor, by The Blue Oval’s own admission.

Meanwhile, legal woes surrounding the Ford Powershift transmission continue, with yet another lawsuit being filed this past August. That new filing claims that the owner of a 2018 Fiesta lost power while driving on the interstate a few years ago, after which the car reportedly pulled to the left. The owner parked it on the shoulder, but it was struck by another vehicle, killing the passenger. However, Ford noted that the vehicle in question utilized an updated chip design that was supposed to rectify that issue.

We’ll have more on the Powershift transmission soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford lawsuit news, Ford Fiesta news, Ford Focus news, and non-stop Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Scott Wiles

    Seems like that all ford does now is make crap like 2.0 eco boost with slot between cylinders. Our Ford edge 2017 with 70 k been down a year, will never buy Ford product again. Been dealing with Ford over a year was suppose to get 50% off total cost, but Ford blew off a loyal customer.Was a Ford family but now a Toyota family. Hope they lose all the class action suit against the Eco boost engines. They deserve bankruptcies!

  2. William E Sterling

    My transmitter failed and Ford wants 8 grand too fix it. How do I join the lawsuiy


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