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Ford Fiesta and Focus Powershift Transmission Settlement

Closed Settlement Statement: 
According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.
Settlement Structure: 
Case Summary: 

Ford has agreed to settle three class actions alleging that its PowerShift Dual-Clutch Automatic (DPS6) Transmissions are defectively designed, affecting certain 2011-2016 Ford Fiesta and 2012-2016 Ford Focus vehicles. The complaints for the class actions claim that defects cause the cars to slip, buck, kick, or jerk, resulting in a sudden or delayed acceleration.

Benefits are delineated in five settlement areas:

  • Cash payments or vehicle purchase discount for three or more visits for transmission hardware replacements
  • Cash payments for three or more software flashes
  • Vehicle repurchase or replcement
  • Compensation for warranty repairs
  • Replacement clutch, reimbursement, and extended warranty for vehicles manufactured after June 5, 2013
Docket Number: 
2:12-cv-8388-AB-FFMx, 2:15-cv-2140-AB-FFMx, 2:15-cv-8831-AB-FFMx
Class Period: 
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Objection Deadline: 
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Exclusion Deadline: 
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Final Approval Hearing: 
Monday, October 2, 2017
2016 Ford Focus