The Federal Court has declared, by consent, that Ford Motor Company of Australia Limited (Ford) engaged in unconscionable conduct in the way it dealt with complaints about PowerShift transmission (PST) cars, and ordered Ford to pay $10 million in penalties.
In this video I show you how involved a clutch replacement is on one of these and why you may not get a perfect shifting trans afterwards. This is just an FYI for owners.
FORD’S current-model Focus small car has hit more turbulence in Australia, this time with more than 10,000 cars being ordered back to dealership service workshops to have substandard drive shafts replaced.
FORD Australia president and CEO Graeme Whickman has promised to continue to work with dealers and customers to address any problems associated with the Powershift dual-clutch transmission fitted to its previous LW Focus and other models including the Fiesta light car and EcoSport crossover.
My daughter is having problems with the dual-clutch auto in her 2013 Ford Focus Trend Auto. Ford has admitted that they are unable to fix the problem with this gearbox. Ford is not recalling this model; instead they are trying to do a buy-back through their dealers, but offering only trade-in pricing. Can you help?
We have an 18-month-old Ford Focus Trend 2.0-litre automatic, purchased new. From day one the car shuddered much like a manual car under labour from incorrect gear selection. Sometimes it is minor and other times very pronounced and clunky. It's very noticeable in roundabouts or tight cornering.