Ford PowerShift Transmission Settlement

Ford Focus and Ford Fiesta PowerShift Transmission Settlement

If you are a current or former owner or lessee of a 2011-2016 Ford Fiesta or 2012-2016 Ford Focus vehicle that was equipped with a PowerShift Transmission and was originally sold or leased in the United States (including territories), you may be affected by a nationwide settlement that has been reached in litigation concerning the PowerShift Transmission.

Class members can now submit claims for benefits under the settlement, but please be aware that claims will not be processed or paid, and no arbitrations will take place, until the Effective Date. 

Please be advised that an appeal of the Court's Final Approval of the Settlement has been filed, and the Effective Date cannot occur until the appeal has been resolved, which could take more than a year. Please check this website frequently for updates. 

Important Dates

Event Date
Notice Date July 14, 2017
Opt-Out Deadline   September 5, 2017         
Opt-In Deadline  September 5, 2017
Objection Deadline September 5, 2017
Fairness Hearing October 2, 2017
Final Approval Date October 18, 2017

This website provides you with important information with respect to the Settlement, and the website will be updated as new information becomes available.

If you purchased/leased a Ford Focus (2012-2016 models) or a Ford Fiesta (2011-2016 models) equipped with a PowerShift dual-clutch automatic transmission, you might be eligible for the following benefits, among others:

Current status of this matter:

The parties in Vargas v. Ford Motor Company, C.D. Cal. Case No. 2:12-cv-08388-AB-FFM, have reached a nationwide settlement which was granted preliminary approval by the Court on April 25, 2017. A copy of the Settlement Agreement is available under the "Case Documents" tab on this website. 

Notice was mailed to known potential class members in early July, 2017. Please be aware that postcards regarding the Settlement were sent inadvertently to some owners or lessees of vehicles not included in the Settlement Class. These vehicles include 2011-2016 Ford Fiesta vehicles and 2012-2016 Ford Focus vehicles equipped with a manual transmission, 2012-2016 Ford Focus Electric Vehicles, and 2016 Model Year Focus SE vehicles equipped with a 1.0L Engine and an optional 6-speed Automatic Transmission with SelectShift. 

On October 18, 2017, the Court granted Final Approval to the Settlement. Class members can now submit claims for benefits under the settlement, but please be aware that claims will not be processed or paid, and no arbitrations will take place, until after all appeals have been exhausted or expired. Please check this website frequently for updates.