429 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Ford Fiesta. 65 of these members
(15.2%) have reported transmission repairs for their car.
A total of 104 transmission repairs to Ford Fiestas--an average of 0.2 per
vehicle--have been reported.
Automatic Transmission somtimes does not shift into gear for a long time after accelerator is pressed. VERY DANGEROUS! Sometimes it rapidly alternates trying two different gears but can't or won't pick one.
Problem with transmission not shifting correctly. Had reported problem multiple times but, was told it was supposed to work that way. Received letter from Ford of extended warranty for known transmission problem. Then they fixed it.
Transmission breakdown. Had to replace but Ford has no replacements -- took weeks to get new transmission. Brand new car!
Involved Ford customer service in transmission problem. They offloaded problem to dealer. Service Manager said he couldn't hear noise but transmission tech said he could - service manager won. No Repair authorized - transmission still noisy
The car would not go forward, only would move in reverse. The transmission ground wire did not make a good ground. There is a TSB on this item, but the TSB is only after failure.
Automatic Transmission would not engage to drive car forward after driver 30 high speed miles and stopping. Once placed in park it would not come out of park until engine was turned off and waited 15 minutes. Fix: reprogram transmission.
After driving over 35 miles at highway speeds and stopping car would not go forward or reverse, it was as if car was in neutral. Once car was in park you could not take it out of park. Shut car off, wait ten minutes and then car would go.
Evaluated by dealer in Sept and again in Oct for harshness in Transmission, inconclusive.