2012 Ford Fiesta Consumer Review: Automatic transmission is a di

2012 Ford Fiesta - Consumer Review

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SE 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Automatic transmission is a disaster
By pintodw on


2012 Ford Fiesta SE 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


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

Best 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.

Worst Features

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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