Ford Fiesta Sales Continued Despite Known Defects
The transmissions in Ford Fiesta and Focus vehicles sold after 2010 were known to be defective before production began. Yet, the company introduced its new transmission to the public. Owners complained that the transmission moved into neutral when gears shifted, and the shifting was described as jerky. The defective transmissions also caused the vehicles to bolt into cross streets after stopping and lose their power at highway speeds. Despite evidence to the contrary, Ford has defended its position on the car’s safety and continued selling the cars without major changes, leading to numerous complaints and lawsuits.