Fraud Allegations Fuel Ongoing Controversy Over PowerShift Transmission in Ford Focus and Fiesta Models

DETROIT, July 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — There are approximately 1.5 million current or former owners and lessees of 2012-2016 Ford Focus and 2011-2016 Ford Fiestas affected by an uncorrectable and dangerous PowerShift transmission defect. While this issue has been festering in the U.S. for several years, Australia’s top consumer protection agency now alleges ‘misleading,’ ‘deceptive’ and ‘unconscionable’ efforts by Ford in their effort to conceal this transmission defect.

Ford Focus and Fiesta owners have long reported consistent jerking and shuddering while driving these vehicles, and many have experienced delayed acceleration and deceleration. In some instances, drivers reported unintended acceleration when stopped at traffic lights, and other times the cars would roll backwards on an incline.

To avoid or limit its liability under these state and federal consumer protection laws, Ford has entered into a Class Action Settlement that is binding on current and former Focus and Fiesta owners, and lessees of …
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