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      07-13-2019, 12:32 PM   #1
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Ford knew Focus, Fiesta models had flawed transmission, sold them anyway

Don't own a Ford but wanted to share this great article.

https://www.freep.com/amp/1671198001
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      07-13-2019, 12:39 PM   #2
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I owned a 2012 that was a bit troublesome and a 2016 that was flawless. However, I know of more than a few people that hated that transmission.
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Lol, isn’t this the second or third time that Ford’s done this exact same thing? The other instance that i am thinking of was with the Pinto, but weren’t there other instances...?
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All companies do this a lot.
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Seems like Getrag was the transmission manufacturer rather than FoMoCo. Is this any worse than losing a HPFP on a 335i?

Regarding Pintos, I owned four. The fire death issue is far overblown (pun intended). During the same era, the Toyota Corolla had more deaths by fire due to rear-end collisions than did the Pinto. The Pinto had a German engine and transmission (manual). My one hatchback Pinto I had in college would move my friend and I back and forth to college with our full kit of clothes and the all important large-speaker stereo... Any of my BMW's have had more issues than any Pinto I've ever owned LOL.

Regarding the safety of the Fiesta, my niece was rear-ended at a stop light by a inebriated woman at 55 MPH. It pushed my niece's 2012 Fiesta into a 7-car chain reaction collision, meaning the impact caused 6 other cars to be rear ended by the force of the inebriated woman hitting my niece's Fiesta. The rear of the Fiesta was pushed all the way to the back of the front seats and the front end was crushed all the way to the firewall. My niece survived the accident with some significant injuries. The first responders at the scene later told my niece they did not expect to find anyone alive in the Fiesta.

She did have the transmission replaced under warranty.
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Seems like Getrag was the transmission manufacturer rather than FoMoCo. Is this any worse than losing a HPFP on a 335i?

Regarding Pintos, I owned four. The fire death issue is far overblown (pun intended). During the same era, the Toyota Corolla had more deaths by fire due to rear-end collisions than did the Pinto. The Pinto had a German engine and transmission (manual). My one hatchback Pinto I had in college would move my friend and I back and forth to college with our full kit of clothes and the all important large-speaker stereo... Any of my BMW's have had more issues than any Pinto I've ever owned LOL.

Regarding the safety of the Fiesta, my niece was rear-ended at a stop light by a inebriated woman at 55 MPH. It pushed my niece's 2012 Fiesta into a 7-car chain reaction collision, meaning the impact caused 6 other cars to be rear ended by the force of the inebriated woman hitting my niece's Fiesta. The rear of the Fiesta was pushed all the way to the back of the front seats and the front end was crushed all the way to the firewall. My niece survived the accident with some significant injuries. The first responders at the scene later told my niece they did not expect to find anyone alive in the Fiesta.

She did have the transmission replaced under warranty.
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Step mum had a Focus with this transmission, went through three including the original in the space of 3 years and 80000km of largely highway driving. Was needing a fourth when she traded it on a new 2014 Hyundai i30.

Had no problems with the i30 and traded on a 2019 one four months ago.
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Ford put themselves in a position where they had no choice but to release these cars with this faulty transmission in hopes they could fix it later. That's not a defense, but the reality. Many manufacturers make this same choice, although this was particularly dire.

Remember back in 2011, the narrative was that everyone was going to drive a small compact car well into the future and the SUV was effectively dead. Oh how times change. Wife owned a 2012 Focus and I liked the car, except for the tranny of course.
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      07-13-2019, 10:18 PM   #11
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I had an 11 Fiesta, step son has a 12. His grandma had a 2012 focus that ford actually bought back after the third trans failure in 2 years.

Both Fiestas were ok amazingly, especially after reading exactly how bad it was.
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