Ford Fiesta and Ford Focus – Lemon Law Case, Class Action, or Dealership “Buyback”?

So you bought a 2012-2016 Ford Fiesta or Ford Focus, what now? If you are reading this blog post, chances are your Fiesta or Focus has experienced the same shuddering, hesitating, jerking, lack of power, failure to shift, failure to start, grinding, activation of the "CHECK ENGINE" warning light, activation of the "TRANSMISSION OVERHEAT" warning light, or activation of the … [Read more...]

Ford’s New Clutch Packs are No Better than Previous Versions

Ford’s “new and improved” clutch packs for the 2012-2017 Focus and 2011-2017 Fiesta are no better than previous versions. Regardless of what your Ford dealership may tell you, there’s nothing normal about a new car that shakes and shudders. Three years ago, through Ford's 14M01 program, Ford extended the transmission system warranty of 2012-2014 Ford Focus and the 2011-2014 Ford … [Read more...]

Ford Tops Our 2016 List for Most Lemon Law Cases

Each year The California Lemon Law Group hears numerous complaints from consumers wondering whether or not their vehicle is a "lemon."  Often times there is a specific make and model that will top our list in regards to the sheer volume of incoming calls and successfully settled cases. This year, as with 2015, the 2012-2016 Ford Focus and the 2011-2016 Ford Fiesta topped our … [Read more...]

2017 Ford Focus: New Look, Same Problematic Transmission

Have you taken your 2011 to 2016 Ford Focus into a Ford authorized repair facility at least four times for the same transmission system problems? Chances are you’re going to be doing the same with the new 2017 Focus. The 2017 Focus has a new design but the same dual clutch “automatic” transmission system as previous year models. If buying “Made in the USA” was one of the reasons … [Read more...]

Ford’s Focus and Fiesta “Buyback” Scheme

Has Your Ford Dealership Called To Tell You That They Want to Buyback Your Model Focus or Fiesta? We are getting calls from consumers all over California telling us that their Ford dealership has called them claiming to have a shortage of whichever model Focus or Fiesta they happen to own and asking them to come trade their car in. There are two problems with this scenario. One, … [Read more...]

Ford Dealers Offering to “Buy Back” the Fiesta and Focus

Has your Ford dealer contacted you about a special offer to "buy back" your Ford Focus or Fiesta because they need it? Most likely they’re not making this offer because they desperately need your Focus or Fiesta for their used car inventory. Chances are, Ford Motor Company has advised their Ford dealerships to "buy back" these cars in order keep them from becoming Lemon Law cases … [Read more...]

2011 to 2016 Ford Fiesta and Ford Focus: Increasing Numbers of Lemon Law Cases But No Recalls Yet

  Ford Motor Company begins the new year facing increasing numbers of Lemon Law cases over the same transmission problems with the Ford Fiesta and Ford Focus that they've known about for the last four years. If you have taken your 2011 to 2016 Ford Fiesta or your 2012 to 2016 Ford Focus into a Ford authorized repair facility at least four times for the same transmission … [Read more...]

Ford Has Extended the Transmission System Warranty on 2012-2013 Ford Focus and the 2010-2014 Ford Fiesta

In response to complaints regarding the excessive transmission clutch shudder problem, Ford Motor Company started sending out letters to vehicle owners stating that they will extend the limited warranty on the Ford Focus to 7 years / 100,000 miles. This warranty goes into effect after your 5 year / 60,000 mile powertrain warranty. The extended warranty is for the PowerShift … [Read more...]