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.



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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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