Ford Knew All Along That There was A Problem with the Focus and Fiesta

It is being widely reported in the news this month that Ford knew its 2011 Fiesta and 2012 Focus cars had defective transmissions before the cars went on sale, yet sold them anyway. If you have been following our blog, you know that Ford’s transmission problem with the Fiesta and Focus is not news to us. The California Lemon Law Group has been successfully settling Fiesta and Focus … [Read more...]

What to Do if You Think Your Ford is a Lemon

Auto defects can range anywhere from the very minor, easily resolved problems to defects — or hidden faults — that warrant the car being classified as a “lemon.” Not all bad cars qualify as lemons, so it’s important to know how and when California’s Lemon Law applies to your particular vehicle and situation. Over the years, The California Lemon Law Group has successfully settled … [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...]

Lemon Law Alert: Ford, Nissan and Jeep/Chrysler Transmissions

The California Lemon Law Group successfully resolves thousands of cases every year for new and used vehicle owners. While there are various reasons for filing a lemon law case, the top consumer complaints have been with the Ford, Nissan, and Jeep/Chrysler transmission systems. Ford Fiesta and Ford Focus 2011 - 2016 Ford Fiesta and 2012 - 2016 Ford Focus. If you have taken your … [Read more...]

Ford Fiesta Transmission Problems

Transmission problems with the Ford Fiesta continue to be one of the top complaints we hear from Ford owners. Ford Fiesta model years 2011 through 2016 are equipped with a 6-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT) that shudders, hesitates and then jerks forward on acceleration, slips out of gear while driving, makes a grinding noise while driving, and sometimes will not move at … [Read more...]

Is Your New Ford Focus a Lemon Law Case Waiting to Happen?

Owners of 2011 – 2014 year models of the Ford Focus and Fiesta may be prime candidates for a Lemon Law case. Like the CVT (Continuously Variable Transmissions) shudder problem with the Nissan Pathfinder, the 2012 through 2014 Ford Focus, along with the 2011-2016 Ford Fiesta, have a similar problem with their 6-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT)  that causes it to shudder, jerk, … [Read more...]