Recently, Fords has faced a new class action lawsuit caused by problems with the 10-speed 10R80 automatic transmission installed in Ford F-150 trucks. The case papers say that transmission defects may lead to emergency situations on the road due to harsh shifts, jolts, delays and slippages. Despite these claims the carmaker hasn’t raised the question about possible recalls of trucks or gearbox replacement.

Recently, Honda has reported that the Odyssey model will celebrate its 25-year anniversary this year. To mark this event, the automaker unveiled that all new Odysseys will be equipped with a ten-speed automatic transmission and an Idle-Stop system. Earlier, these options were implemented only in the upper-tier models (Touring and Elite trims).

In recent months, issues with the Powershift DCT transmission in Ford’s Fiesta and Focus models have become a front-page news of automotive magazines and this scandal has gained a snowball effect on the American Auto Giant. To address the problem, Ford has announced the clutch warranty extension on the affected models by 2 years or 40 thousand miles, to a total of 7 years or 100 thousand miles.

Despite numerous internet appeals to Toyota to include a manual transmission option for the new Toyota Supra, it seems that the Japanese automaker plans to stick only with the 8-speed automatic solution from ZF. So far, it is unclear whether Toyota will decide to add a gear stick in the future, but fans of manual Supras are excited to know that the American company European Auto Group (EAG) is ready to take up this challenging task.


Constantly accelerating pace and growing road traffic in cities often forces you to make hasty decisions when you are behind the wheel to reach the destination point in time, but in some cases it happens at the expense of the car’s operability. For instance, it has been widely debated on how it will affect the car equipped with the automatic transmission, if you shift your car from R to D gear while still moving backwards.

Porsche owners frequently try to use the operational capacities of their cars on the road to the fullest extent, thereby exposing powertrain components to high loads. To keep Porsche cars in perfect operational conditions, they must be serviced by true professionals. That’s where specially trained Porsche technicians come into play.

Michelle Hughes, one of thousands of unlucky owners of Ford Fiesta equipped with a defective Powershift transmission, was visited by two Ford technicians who wanted to check her car and provide free-of-charge repair services if needed. At first sight, it seemed absolutely normal, but later it emerged that one of the technicians was Ford’s top manager who for some reason didn’t use his real name and position in the company during the meeting with Ms. Hughes.

Recently, Ricardo has announced the launch of production of newly-designed transmission solutions for the ABB FIA Formula E Championship 2020. This statement manifests the start of the Ricardo’s 4-th season of providing its advanced car components to teams taking part in the most popular 100% electric street racing competitions.

MAHLE Powertrain’s site in Michigan has recently obtained accreditation from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) as a facility compliant with all necessary requirements for conducting emissions certification tests.

Ford Otosan, an auto manufacturing company jointly established by Ford and the Turkish company Koç Holding, plans to expand the production of transmission units in Turkey. Not long ago, the company has finished preparation of testing facilities for heavy-duty transmissions.

Recently, it has transpired that AW Texas, a U.S. subsidiary of Aisin AW Co., will build a new production site in Cibolo, Texas that will give numerous workplaces to the region.

Allison Transmission not only invests much financial resources in new technologies and development of top-quality automatic transmissions for a wide range of applications, but also pays close attention to providing a sufficient post-sales support to ensure accurate operation of Allison’s automatics and to keep customers fully satisfied. That’s what Allison’s Mobile Training unit is actually doing in Brazil.

In the first half of 2019, ZF’s sales performance reached around €18.4 bln, while the operating earnings run at approximately €650 mln. On the basis of current financial situation in the company and unfavorable economic situation in the automobile industry, ZF had to lower its sales and earnings predictions for 2019.

Not long ago, Ford officially stopped production at its transmission production facility known as Ford Aquitaine Industries (FAI) in France. Founded in 1972, the FAI has now ceased to exist within the framework of the Ford’s restructuring strategy.

As hybrid tech solutions gain popularity in the automobile industry, Toyota plans to strengthen the production of spare parts for hybrid cars in Europe. For this purpose, the Japanese automaker plans to start production of the 2-nd hybrid transmission solution (e-CVT) at the TMMP plant in Walbrzych. It is expected that the process of manufacturing will be launched in two years.



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Recently, Fords has faced a new class action lawsuit caused by problems with the 10-speed 10R80 automatic transmission installed in Ford F-150 trucks. The case papers say that transmission defects may lead to emergency situations on the road due to harsh shifts, jolts, delays and slippages. Despite these claims the carmaker hasn’t raised the question about possible recalls of trucks or gearbox replacement.

Recently, Honda has reported that the Odyssey model will celebrate its 25-year anniversary this year. To mark this event, the automaker unveiled that all new Odysseys will be equipped with a ten-speed automatic transmission and an Idle-Stop system. Earlier, these options were implemented only in the upper-tier models (Touring and Elite trims).

In recent months, issues with the Powershift DCT transmission in Ford’s Fiesta and Focus models have become a front-page news of automotive magazines and this scandal has gained a snowball effect on the American Auto Giant. To address the problem, Ford has announced the clutch warranty extension on the affected models by 2 years or 40 thousand miles, to a total of 7 years or 100 thousand miles.

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