2012 -2015 FORD Focus and Fiesta Transmission Problems


Does your new Ford Focus jerk, shutter, bump and grind from a stop or when up-shifting?


Have you been told by the service department;


  • Can’t Duplicate the Concerns
  • No Problem Found
  • You’re not putting it into gear fully
  • We had to re-program the ECM and you will be OK
  • We had to replace the clutch but it is under a Good Will repair

   After you left the shop everything seem to be OK, several days go by and you notice a slight jerking. You call the dealership and you are told;


  • We will have to re-program the ECM with a newer version so come back in
  • During the service re-program you are told you need to service the transmission, you agree

You pay for the service and leave thinking alright finally they got it and all seem to be well. A few months go by and you notice the transmission seem to be slipping, at times the engine RPM will race up then drop down and it feel like you’re not moving faster when you accelerate or move slowly.

You call the dealership and tell the service person what’s going on and he tells you to come in as soon as you can. You go to the dealership and after two hours you are told the transmission will have to be replaced because something broke and it will be under warranty.

You feel a sigh of relief thinking now with a new transmission I can move on and forget I ever have to see the shop again. You get your car back and several weeks pass and nothing has happened and you decide to take a long trip using the old highway so to see a lot of small towns.

You are driving several hours in stop and go traffic and you have an overnight stay in a small town. The next morning you get up to continue on your happy drive and as you are pulling out of the Motel lot the car starts to jerk and grind and you say what is going on and feel like your heart dropped out of your chest. You call the dealership and they tell you to bring it in as soon as you can but you’re 75 miles away from them.

They say no worries it will just jerk when you’re pulling away or up shifting so be easy on the gas and you will make it. You start out to the dealership and all seem to be well until you come to the next small town. Just your luck at the last stop out-of-town the transmission starts to slip and grind and then it stops moving, you’re 55 miles away from the dealership and you have to call a tow truck. When you get to the dealership you told some fluid leaked out and you must have hit something in the road. You explode and say I had no problems and there were no fluid leaks when I left this morning. and then the next morning it broke, you told me to drive it to you. Finally the service persons come back and say’s OK we will replace the transmission under a Good Will repairs this time but you must pay for the fluids, not wanting to you agree.

What is a FORD Transmission DPS6 what does it mean and how does it work.

DPS6 means:

D —Dry Dual Clutch

P — Power Shift

6 — 6-speed transmission

S — Synchronized

The transmission is two transmissions in one transmission case using several gears and actuator motors for smother shifting characteristics and reliability. This has not proven to be the case with this transmission, it is not very reliable and there are constant complaints of Jerking, Shuttering on pull always, slipping and grinding.

From understanding this transmission it is my opinion the problems lie in the clutch and pressure system. I have repaired many vehicles over the years and from what I am seeing the clutch system is where the problem is. The one thing that makes me think this is the point of the problem is based on the heat and problem that start after the car is hot.

The transmission works off a double clutch system. The front clutch operates the 1st, 3rd, 5th gears and the rear clutch operates the 2nd, 4th, 6th and R gears. The clutch works off the same drive disk which operate like a brake rotor it gets heat from both sides. Heat causes warpage and in turn warps, warpage will cause vibration and slippage on a clutch. Hopeful FORD will see this and fix the problem.

Is there a current repair for this transmission? Not Yet but it is my understanding FORD is working on a repair fix as we speak, maybe they will see my suggestion.

What can you do if you own one of the FORD Focus or Fiesta or have any make of vehicle with a transmission problem?

You can call a good attorney to help you get a refund, replacement vehicle or your money back which should include your down payment as well and attorney fees paid by the other side when he settles.

The California Law provided for this kind of service and you pay no up-front fees, the fee is paid after you settle. Pass it on if you like it, any question please ask.

On the front page of this web site at the bottom, several Lemon law and Personal Injury attorneys I have worked with over the last 14 years, I have had over 5,000 customers use one of these law firms and I trust each one of them.

Thank you and GOD bless you.

Jackie Winters

Abdominal Crunch Isolation with Ab Radical


This is about a product named Ab Radical; it is used for abdominal crunch isolation.

The abdominal is the heart of your standing straight and firm.

Exercising for better health is something that will keep you off the bed and on the track, good abdominal will make you feel better and you will stand straighter when you walk. Good abdominal only takes a few minutes a day and it can be done on the bed, on the floor or just about anywhere you can lie down for a few minutes, even on an air plane when flying.

I am a Marine, during the Marine Corp training I went from a 112 lb thin boy to a 136 strong buffed man. The exercise program is unbeatable if you can do it for the first 30 days, your on your way to a great body filled with energy. One of the best things for me was the exercising program. Everyone by the end of the first month was showing extra muscle. I did a lot of push ups and sit ups just like everyone else, we were a team. I have held on to that training and as often as I could, I would do push ups and crunches.

One of the hardest things I had to do is abdominal crunches, they are boring and hard if done wrong, but if done right you will get stronger better abs and for me less back pain. Strong abs helps me stand straight and walk more firm. In order to get that 6 pack most men want, it takes time and a little effort and getting that abdominal crunch done correctly is not hard to do if you have some help.

I have been using the “Ab Radical” because it works and this is one very good product for abdominal isolation. I do my crunches in the morning while my wife cooks and I normally do 50 crunches at one time. I can feel the abs start to burn and then I stop usually around 50 and sometimes a little more. The product has a wide belt made of stretch fabric and wraps around my back and gives me back support as well as the tummy, it will fit a person from size I think as small as 22 inches up to around 48 maybe 50 inches. It’s got two handles that come across my shoulders with a belt across the lower neck at the shoulders area; this helps me stay straight and gives my neck a little support. I do six inch crunches with my knees bent, I breath in my nose and out my mouth as I come up to crunch off the floor about 3 to 4 inches, just enough to feel my abdominal get hard.  You can really feel the burn if you do it right and at 57 I feel pretty good. It folds up to a four inch box; I carry one with me when I travel by car or on a plane.

The product was designed to help a person with weak abdominal do abdominal crunches. It works by helping them lift the shoulders as they crunch. The abdominal crunch should not be from the floor all way to the knees; but only a few inch lift off the floor is needed to make that abdominal crunch. The product is not expensive and sold by Edison Nation on line and it is called Ab Radical I think around $14.95 I give it a 10 for the abdominal crunch.

The good part is you can carry it with you where ever you go and the storage space is very little, a woman purse, a glove box or on your side in a small carrying case.

If you really want those abdominal to start showing I suggest you get the Ab Radical. This will help anyone who wants to strengthen the abdominal without all the straining.

I am not an exercise expert but I can testify this little abdominal exerciser really work and it is easy to use.

Pass it on and get one if you like it.