Ford Focus owner repaired gearbox five times in three yearsJanuary 6, 2020
The American was forced to change the dual clutch of the seven-speed PowerShift “robot” on his Ford Focus five times in a three-year warranty.
Mark DaGraka from Haverill, Massachusetts, purchased a new Ford Focus sedan from a local dealer in 2016, under excellent, according to him, conditions. Pretty soon, according to the Detroit Free Press, he was disappointed with his purchase: the double clutch of a six-speed PowerShift robotic gearbox of the DPS6 modification failed on the car. It was replaced as part of the warranty, but after a while the failure repeated. Then the clutch broke again, and then again and again.
As a result, in almost three years of using the car and low mileage, an official dealer replaced the double clutch of the “robot” five times. However, DaGraki’s patience didn’t break until the clutch failed again and he had to return home from work several city blocks in reverse — because no other gear was engaged anymore. The dealer agreed to take the Focus back and return the money, but in the end, Mark was forced to buy a new Ford Escape, for which he pays 450 and not 350 dollars a month, although he did not plan to change the car for another five years.
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