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.

Important Dates

Event Date
Opt-Out Deadline  
Click here for more information about opting out of the Settlement 
September 5, 2017                                                   
Opt-In Deadline for people with pending lawsuits pertaining to the PowerShift Transmission 
(Copies of the opt-in form are available under the "Case Documents" Tab)
Click here for more information about opting in to the settlement.  
September 5, 2017
Objection Deadline September 5, 2017
Fairness Hearing October 2, 2017


Claims will be accepted after the Court grants Final Approval of the Settlement.

Please check this website frequently for updates regarding the Settlement.

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.

The Opt-In Form

The Opt-In form is to be submitted only by owners/lessees who filed and served a separate lawsuit against Ford (NOT the Vargas class action) but wish to dismiss their separate lawsuit and participate in the class action settlement. If you did not file your own lawsuit against Ford, you do not need to complete this form to participate in the Settlement.

The Opt-Out Form

PLEASE NOTE that the September 5, 2017 Opt-Out Deadline is approaching.  The Parties would like to remind all class members that in order for an opt-out request to be effective, it must be postmarked by September 5, 2017, must be sent via first-class U.S. mail to Ford Transmission Settlement, P.O. Box 404000, Louisville, KY 40233-4000, and must:

a. Include your full name, address, and telephone number;

b. Identify the model, model year, and vehicle identification number of your Class Vehicle(s);

c. Specifically and unambiguously state your intention to be excluded from the Class in Vargas v. Ford Motor Co.; and

d. Be individually and personally signed by you and, if you are represented by counsel, by your attorney.