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2012 Ford Fiesta

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Automatic transmission is a disaster
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By pintodw
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2012 Ford Fiesta SE 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought this car for good gas mileage as I have a lengthy commute. The vehicle performed well for the first 5K miles but since then I have been in and out of the dealership with automatic transmission problems. My Fiesta now has 23K miles and has been to the dealer five times for transmission work. The last two visits have resulted in major repairs in an attempt to fix the problem and still the problem persists. The transmission shudders, hesitates, and lurches in stop and go traffic or when slowing then starting up again such as at a stop light or stop sign. The dealership has acknowledged there is a problem with this transmission but thus far has refused to replace the transmission. Avoid


Favorite Features

Handles well and great gas mileage. Very comfortable seats. Very roomy (I'm 6'7" and have great headroom and leg room in the driver's seat.


Suggested Improvements

Scrap the automatic transmission and go with the CVT like the new Honda Fit or Nissans. If Ford sticks with this bizarre automatic transmission it will be the end of them.


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Transmission Safety
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By bizyb
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2012 Ford Fiesta SE 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


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Transmission would not shift was going down the road and just stopped moving , brought it to a dealer was ground bold and module had no charge to fix but feel this could be a safety issue and could result in death if it happen on a highways thing about this 3 to 4 lanes and your car will not go into gear. Also had a click in Radio when they fie the ground that went away


Favorite Features

Gas Milage ....


Suggested Improvements

Fix the Trans mission and Radio issues especially the Transmission if someone was going on a Trip and this happens on the highway at 60mph the car would be a target to get rear ended by unsuspecting driver and cause Death..


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What you see is not what you get.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By jstrand
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2012 Ford Fiesta SE 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


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The tranny in this thing sounds like it is going to give out. My car grinds in reverse and in drive. It is especially bad in the morning. I have brought it into the dealership multiple times and each time they tell me this is normal.


Favorite Features

Sirius XM compatibility, bluetooth - to - phone, ability to change color of lights.


Suggested Improvements

transmission.


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Worst car I have ever purchased
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By margien
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2012 Ford Fiesta SE 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


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From the very beginning we noticed problems with this car. Breaks squeaking due to film on rotors, major transmission problems that the dealership kept telling us were "normal", hill assist would not work, and electrical failure. This is just to name a few on the issues we have had with for over the last 2 years. After all of the craziness with this car we finally are wrapping up our lemon law case. It was a yearlong process but we are glad we did it. Ford is buying back out Fiesta and I have a wonderful and reliable Subaru now. If any of you are thinking about going the lemon law route I highly encourage you. You should not have to be stuck with a car that is dangerous.


Favorite Features

Good on gas


Suggested Improvements

Too many to list


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Such a LEMON!!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By rebel_gurl314
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2012 Ford Fiesta SE 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought my 2012 Ford Fiesta in Jan 2013 and it had 5,000 miles on it. 3 days after I brought it home I had it back to the shop due to the transmission was slipping, the car made horrible grinding noises (like in jeepers creepers when the girl didn't know how to get the car in the correct gears) and it would not pull a hill. I was told the car was fine and nothing was wrong with it. From then on out I have had the car at the shop 8 times would be more but they wouldn't take the car, ever time I was told nothing was wrong with the car. There is something defiantly wrong with the transmission and FORD knows it but they don't want to take responsibility for it!


Favorite Features

None


Suggested Improvements

Transmission, Transmission, Transmission!!!!!


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