Has Ford changed the supplier of gearboxes for B-Max range?

Has Ford changed the supplier of gearboxes for B-max range?

I have a 2012-registered B-MAX and it has had very severe gear-box problems. I like the B-MAX and am considering buying a one or two year old to replace this four-, five year old and was told that two years ago the gearbox supplier was changed and that the more modern models are free from gearbox problems.

If this is not true, what other similar sized car with sliding rear doors should I look at?

Asked on 18 November 2016 by OldieDon

Answered by Honest John
The Powershift transmission is Getrag 6-speed dry clutch. Not aware of a switch of supplier. What did happen was that from July 2016 the warranty on the Powershift was extended to 5 years. The 1.0 EcoBoost 120 is 5-speed rather than 6-speed and did not have the dual mass flywheel problems of the Focus with the same engine and 6-speed manual box. More: www.honestjohn.co.uk/carbycar/ford/b-max-2011/
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