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    Ford tells U.S. dealers to repair small-car transmissions for free

    Ford tells U.S. dealers to repair small-car transmissions for free
    Michael Martinez
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    Ford Motor Co. has told its U.S. dealers to give free repairs to any Focus and Fiesta owners who complain about problems with the cars' PowerShift dual-clutch transmission, according to a memo obtained by Automotive News.

    The offer, made after a Detroit newspaper published a lengthy report that said Ford knowingly launched the cars with faulty transmissions, lasts until Friday but could be extended.

    In the July 12 memo, Ford says dealerships should "arrange to diagnose the vehicle and repair as necessary." The fixes can be applied to 2011-17 models, many of which are out of warranty. Previous class-action lawsuits have covered 2011-16 models with transmissions that customers complained would shudder, jerk and hesitate.

    Dealers were told to expect another update by Friday.

    The memo, first reported by the Detroit Free Press, followed a July 11 report by the newspaper that said Ford knew about the transmission defects yet sold them anyway. The automaker responded Wednesday, saying the report made
    "conclusions that are not based in fact." (Ford response - LINK)

    Automotive News reported this month that former Ford CEO Mark Fields has been called to testify in ongoing litigation surrounding the troublesome gearboxes, which have haunted the automaker for years.

    Ford reached a settlement in 2017 in a class-action lawsuit covering 1.9 million owners, but the deal is being challenged in California federal court on the grounds that not enough owners would be compensated. A separate mass-tort case involving thousands of customers is pending in Michigan.
    Thankfully, the press lit a fire under Ford's butt and now they're approving whatever repairs are needed. Just goes to show that shining a light on Ford's underwhelming customer support is more effective than all the litigation under the sun.
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    Re: Ford tells U.S. dealers to repair small-car transmissions for free

    US senators call for investigation of Ford Focus, Fiesta transmission decisions
    Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press Published 10:01 a.m. ET July 16, 2019 | Updated 4:41 p.m. ET July 17, 2019


    https://www.freep.com/story/money/ca...al/1741390001/


    - and you can see.... from Ford's response...... they still are in a seriously flawed way about all this.

    Ford responds to Free Press investigation of Focus, Fiesta transmissions
    Detroit Free Press Published 4:32 p.m. ET July 17, 2019 | Updated 9:54 a.m. ET July 18, 2019



    https://www.freep.com/story/money/ca...on/1759446001/

    Their response flat out contradicts what's already been revealed in Court..... more than once...... concerning their own Documents.


    Hackett better grab the reins before it is truly too late.

    - and whatever else, keep Farley away from it.


    ^^^^

    Phoebe Wall Howard is going to end up with a Pulitzer.
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    Re: Ford tells U.S. dealers to repair small-car transmissions for free

    Funny, in the last thread on this topic I was told the article was sensationalistic and only a small handful of people were impacted. And also I'm surprised based on said previous thread comments that Ford's response wasn't "GM does stuff like this too, it's ok!" Of course said people will be strangely silent on this thread.

    Though this could be to little, to late for a lot of people who dumped their cars at a loss or put a lot of money into them.

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    Re: Ford tells U.S. dealers to repair small-car transmissions for free

    Quote Originally Posted by jpd80 View Post
    Thankfully, the press lit a fire under Ford's butt and now they're approving whatever repairs are needed. Just goes to show that shining a light on Ford's underwhelming customer support is more effective than all the litigation under the sun.
    Are they kidding?? The offer runs thru Friday? What a friggin joke!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LowRider View Post
    Are they kidding?? The offer runs thru Friday? What a friggin joke!
    Dealers were told to expect another update by Friday.
    New offer just in: YOYO!!

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    Re: Ford tells U.S. dealers to repair small-car transmissions for free

    The flat learning curve of these various corporations is rather astonishing. WTF do they THINK is going to happen? And the dealers. "Sorry we can't find any problem. You don't know how to drive. We fixed it, it's all in your imagination." Etc.

    Everyone in, especially, automobile corporations should have posters all over their office and boardroom walls with headlines from the VW disaster. Didn't some people go to prison for that mess? Fines for the company are just a joke. Compensation for the victims of the corporate nonfeasance or malfeasance of duty is due, but as long as no decision-maker ever pays a personal price, nobody will give a crap.

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    Re: Ford tells U.S. dealers to repair small-car transmissions for free

    so has ford published a FIX for these issues or is it on the dealer to throw endless cash trying to get it to drive right? and is FORD going to OK/ pay for any plan the dealers have OR will it be a case of the dealer "eating" the costs of figuring it out and FORD paying for the one successful repair IF ANY is found
    3rdly WILL ford buy out cars the dealer FAIL to fix and if so how much time does a dealer have before the buyout?

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    Re: Ford tells U.S. dealers to repair small-car transmissions for free

    Quote Originally Posted by richmond2000 View Post
    so has ford published a FIX for these issues or is it on the dealer to throw endless cash trying to get it to drive right? and is FORD going to OK/ pay for any plan the dealers have OR will it be a case of the dealer "eating" the costs of figuring it out and FORD paying for the one successful repair IF ANY is found
    3rdly WILL ford buy out cars the dealer FAIL to fix and if so how much time does a dealer have before the buyout?
    Based on what I posted earlier this week it sounds like it isn't fixable. But I don't know if there have been new developments.

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    Re: Ford tells U.S. dealers to repair small-car transmissions for free

    Quote Originally Posted by AMERICA 123 View Post
    US senators call for investigation of Ford Focus, Fiesta transmission decisions
    Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press Published 10:01 a.m. ET July 16, 2019 | Updated 4:41 p.m. ET July 17, 2019


    https://www.freep.com/story/money/ca...al/1741390001/


    - and you can see.... from Ford's response...... they still are in a seriously flawed way about all this.

    Ford responds to Free Press investigation of Focus, Fiesta transmissions
    Detroit Free Press Published 4:32 p.m. ET July 17, 2019 | Updated 9:54 a.m. ET July 18, 2019



    https://www.freep.com/story/money/ca...on/1759446001/

    Their response flat out contradicts what's already been revealed in Court..... more than once...... concerning their own Documents.


    Hackett better grab the reins before it is truly too late.

    - and whatever else, keep Farley away from it.


    ^^^^

    Phoebe Wall Howard is going to end up with a Pulitzer.
    This is too important for such misunderstanding to take hold. Consumers deserve to be told that vehicles with the DPS6 have proven to be safe, after billions of miles on the road since Ford introduced them in good faith. Indeed, automobiles with current versions of the transmission rank highly in performance and reliability, based on warranty statistics.
    Quite a good response from the AP! The above is a quote from Ford's response, the "proven to be safe" to me is an issue because safe means they can lose engine power on the highway (or anywhere) and it still be considered safe because the brakes and steering still work. I don't think that is safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGTP View Post
    Funny, in the last thread on this topic I was told the article was sensationalistic and only a small handful of people were impacted.
    Looks like Detroit Free Press just made fools out of them, as well as Ford's PR dweebs. Way to go Phoebe! Like AMERICA 123 said, this is Pulitzer caliber material.
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    Re: Ford tells U.S. dealers to repair small-car transmissions for free

    Let us not forget the other massive fail with all this - at NHTSA.

    Watch the ridiculous, completely counter productive circular reasoning as Ford attempts to hide under the massively flawed NHTSA 'performance' with this.

    Notice also no one @ Ford .... or NHTSA can give a direct and straightforward answer - to anything asked.






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    Ignoring obvious problems'

    U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which oversees and authorizes funds for NHTSA, also responded to the investigation with a statement to the Free Press.



    “Reports that Ford was knowingly selling vehicles with safety defects are deeply disturbing. Equally disturbing is NHTSA’s wait-and-see approach towards an avalanche of consumer complaints about serious automobile safety issues," said the New Jersey Democrat. "We’ve seen this before — automakers putting profits before safety and NHTSA ignoring the obvious problems."

    Pallone, D-New Jersey, the son of a cop who sold cars after retiring, said, "NHTSA must do its job to hold Ford accountable.”

    Policy makers noted that Ford's public statements in response to the investigation appeared to reinforce the Free Press findings. When asked how the automaker can promote the cars as road safe, Ford officials repeatedly point to the fact that NHTSA has never required the company to recall the vehicles.

    NHTSA conferred with Ford in 2014 and declined to open a formal investigation. The company did add an "overt warning" light to the cars in 2015 that tells drivers the transmission is malfunctioning, which regulators wanted.

    Tuesday morning, the federal traffic safety agency provided a statement to the Free Press: “NHTSA shares the sense of urgency about this and other high-priority safety concerns. Our mission as an agency and the approach that we take to our review of every safety matter is founded on concern for public safety and a reliance on data, science and facts. NHTSA continuously monitors a variety of data sources, including media reports and consumer complaints, revisits issues as appropriate, and will not hesitate to take action if and as warranted to ensure safety. NHTSA will, as always, act appropriately and responsibly related to any safety matter when there is evidence of an unreasonable risk to safety."

    Ford, in response to the Free Press last week asking whether a car losing acceleration is a safety problem, replied, "You should contact NHTSA,” noting that the agency had not issued a recall of the cars for transmission problems.

    Deputy Administrator Heidi King in a Monday interview assured that NHTSA reviews new information when it comes available. Asked whether she would feel safe in that situation, King said that, while she hadn’t had the experience of a car she was driving losing acceleration,

    “NHTSA will always do the right thing.”



    END QUOTE


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    https://www.freep.com/story/money/ca...al/1741390001/



    Quote Originally Posted by gkr778 View Post
    Looks like Detroit Free Press just made fools out of them, as well as Ford's PR dweebs.

    Way to go Phoebe! Like AMERICA 123 said, this is Pulitzer caliber material.
    Totally agree.


    Everything Ford has done since the article came out has made things worse for Ford, not better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AMERICA 123 View Post
    Let us not forget the other massive fail with all this - at NHTSA.

    Watch the ridiculous, completely counter productive circular reasoning as Ford attempts to hide under the massively flawed NHTSA 'performance' with this.

    Notice also no one @ Ford .... or NHTSA can give a direct and straightforward answer - to anything asked.






    QUOTE

    Ignoring obvious problems'

    U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which oversees and authorizes funds for NHTSA, also responded to the investigation with a statement to the Free Press.



    “Reports that Ford was knowingly selling vehicles with safety defects are deeply disturbing. Equally disturbing is NHTSA’s wait-and-see approach towards an avalanche of consumer complaints about serious automobile safety issues," said the New Jersey Democrat. "We’ve seen this before — automakers putting profits before safety and NHTSA ignoring the obvious problems."

    Pallone, D-New Jersey, the son of a cop who sold cars after retiring, said, "NHTSA must do its job to hold Ford accountable.”

    Policy makers noted that Ford's public statements in response to the investigation appeared to reinforce the Free Press findings. When asked how the automaker can promote the cars as road safe, Ford officials repeatedly point to the fact that NHTSA has never required the company to recall the vehicles.

    NHTSA conferred with Ford in 2014 and declined to open a formal investigation. The company did add an "overt warning" light to the cars in 2015 that tells drivers the transmission is malfunctioning, which regulators wanted.

    Tuesday morning, the federal traffic safety agency provided a statement to the Free Press: “NHTSA shares the sense of urgency about this and other high-priority safety concerns. Our mission as an agency and the approach that we take to our review of every safety matter is founded on concern for public safety and a reliance on data, science and facts. NHTSA continuously monitors a variety of data sources, including media reports and consumer complaints, revisits issues as appropriate, and will not hesitate to take action if and as warranted to ensure safety. NHTSA will, as always, act appropriately and responsibly related to any safety matter when there is evidence of an unreasonable risk to safety."

    Ford, in response to the Free Press last week asking whether a car losing acceleration is a safety problem, replied, "You should contact NHTSA,” noting that the agency had not issued a recall of the cars for transmission problems.

    Deputy Administrator Heidi King in a Monday interview assured that NHTSA reviews new information when it comes available. Asked whether she would feel safe in that situation, King said that, while she hadn’t had the experience of a car she was driving losing acceleration,

    “NHTSA will always do the right thing.”



    END QUOTE


    I wanna' sell this person several Bridges......

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    Totally agree.


    Everything Ford has done since the article came out has made things worse for Ford, not better.
    These are the same non-answers that almost every politician and many others as well, give when interviewed on TV. I don't know where all the "journalism" skills have gone, but I'd just pull those people up short and say, "That is not what I asked you. Are you going to answer the question or are you hiding something, or do you not know what you're talking about?" But the interviewer goes on as if nothing happened. And nothing did happen.

    Ditto Heidi King.
    Ditto this gibberish:
    “NHTSA shares the sense of urgency about this and other high-priority safety concerns. Our mission as an agency and the approach that we take to our review of every safety matter is founded on concern for public safety and a reliance on data, science and facts. NHTSA continuously monitors a variety of

    No, these are all safe and secure bureaucrats who wouldn't be caught dead in a Focus or Festiva. They all probably drive Bimmahs, Lexii, Mercs, and Audis.

    And Pallone doesn't come off any better. His vanilla milkshake statements mean nothing. These people are all in it together. Hopefully there's one or more of our dedicated loyal hard-working Public Servants who will actually do something. Meanwhile I'll go buy a lottery ticket, my odds are better at the 7-11 than waiting on all these detached wealthy set-for-life paper pushers to actually live up to their empty words.

    And Ford gave the fix-it notice on Tuesday? And it was to expire on Friday? Wow. How much more sincere than that can you get?
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    Re: Ford tells U.S. dealers to repair small-car transmissions for free

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGTP View Post
    Funny, in the last thread on this topic I was told the article was sensationalistic and only a small handful of people were impacted. And also I'm surprised based on said previous thread comments that Ford's response wasn't "GM does stuff like this too, it's ok!" Of course said people will be strangely silent on this thread.

    Though this could be to little, to late for a lot of people who dumped their cars at a loss or put a lot of money into them.
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    The optics suck, delaying one year would have got a good majority of the issues resolved, prior to release.

    Mechanical things break, don't always work as designed, this thing as designed might not be acceptable for a lot of people, but if you (rationally) look at the data, past that first year.



    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGTP View Post
    Quite a good response from the AP! The above is a quote from Ford's response, the "proven to be safe" to me is an issue because safe means they can lose engine power on the highway (or anywhere) and it still be considered safe because the brakes and steering still work. I don't think that is safe.
    There is a difference between "drivability issues" and "widespread catastrophic failure"; in your opinion, which one does this transmission fall into?
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    So Ed, how many bosses have you fired now?
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    Sorry I've been REALLY busy; you got any job-hunting tips I might be able to share with my boss, sorry "former" boss?

    The optics suck, delaying one year would have got a good majority of the issues resolved, prior to release.

    Mechanical things break, don't always work as designed, this thing as designed might not be acceptable for a lot of people, but if you (rationally) look at the data, past that first year.





    There is a difference between "drivability issues" and "widespread catastrophic failure"; in your opinion, which one does this transmission fall into?
    These sound like the sort of responses that would come from someone that worked on the transmission development team and is trying to save face...or a Ford homer (and I don't care what brand vehicle you drive).
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