Ford is extending the warranty on certain 2014-16 model year Focus and Fiesta vehicles with dual-clutch transmissions by two years and 40,000 miles and offering a software update for customers who continue to have issues with the problematic gearboxes. With the extended warranty, the Fiesta’s and Focus’ will be covered up to 7 years and 100,000 miles.. Warranty coverage for the transmission control module remains 10 years or 150,000 miles.
Ford also said it will reimburse customers who are now covered with the extended warranty who have paid for clutch repairs out of pocket. The automaker said it recently saw an uptick in out-of-pocket expenses for 2014 model year customers whose warranty had recently expired.
The update provides an enhanced warning if a transmission control module fails.
These transmissions have been problematic, to say the least, for Ford., since at least 2012. Currently, there is a class action titled Vargas v. Ford that is on appeal.