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Sporty handling, relatively low noise, and a well-done interior make the Focus feel more like a small sports sedan than a humdrum compact. Though not blazingly fast, the Focus does get good fuel economy. Several flaws keep it from being one of our top-rated small cars, though. The most irksome of those is the PowerShift automatic transmission, which stumbles at low speeds.
Alerts
There are 8 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph (sec.) 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit,
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.

Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS and side air bags available. ESC available 2001-2003, 2009; standard from 2010. Side and head protection air bags standard from 2008.
Road Test

Sporty handling, relatively low noise, and a well-done interior make the Focus feel more like a small sports sedan than a humdrum compact. Though not blazingly fast, the Focus does get good fuel economy.

Several flaws keep it from being one of our top-rated small cars, though. The most irksome of those is the PowerShift automatic transmission, which stumbles at low speeds. While updates have improved refinement, this transmission is still hesitant in stop-and-go traffic and sometimes transmits drivetrain vibrations through the cabin. Rear-seat space is tight for this class, with little leg room for two adults and very cramped quarters for three people. A more minor consideration is the radio controls, which are needlessly confusing.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
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Warranty

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

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Body Styles
4-door hatchback
sedan
Transmissions Available
  • 6-speed Sequential
  • 1-speed Direct
  • 5-speed Manual
  • 6-speed Manual
Engines Available
  • electric (143 hp)
  • 2-liter 4 (159 hp)
  • 2-liter 4 (160 hp)
  • 2-liter 4 turbo (252 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2014 Ford Focus owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

“They adjusted the clutch once but it needed to be replaced so they did that eventually”

Loretta G., NH (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“I told you before,the transmission was jerky, They tried to adjust it twice, but finally installed a brand-new one”

Pierre L., QC (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“occasionally made loud clunky noise, but never at dealer. traded for corolla at 5 1/2 mos. with 8k on odometer”

Michael H., FL (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Coolers and lines

“We get transmission overheating messages when going up steep hills”

John W., CO (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“The transmission "stutters" from a standing start and at low speed all the time. Ford recalled my car because of it and I will have to make another trip to the dealer because the problem continues”

Daniel M., TX (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“With just 20,000 miles on the car it started giving poor MPG and was shifting badly like the automatic transmission bands were slipping. Then I got a warranty recall notification from Ford about a transmission issue. They fixed the problem with a two day repair”

Suchin C., AZ (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Stuttering at low speed shift as speed increases. recall to fix, but I have had it adjusts and reprogrammed, but it is still rough”

Joseph S., MA (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“The Focus jerks during takeoff and sometimes in any gear in city driving when accelerating. The car jerks hard continuously until it shifts out of first gear. This jerking is hard and it slows acceleration”

Daniel M., CA (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Transmission shudders when taking off from a dead start”

Anonymous, MN (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“When new, Focus would not downshift at 45mph or higher when pressing on gas pedal; very dangerous to get on freeway. Also, gas mileage was 9 mpg. Dealer supposedly "fixed" it, and now get good gas mileage, but now there is perhaps 3-4 seconds hesitation before downshifting when pressing on gas pedal at low speeds. But at least can get on freeway without danger now, even though starting up from a stoplight, especially when engine is cold, is still somewhat dangerous”

Anonymous, CA (2014 Ford Focus Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“This was associated with the transmission problem mentioned previously. Had they not tried to avoid the issue for so long, we would have had a much better experience. Everyone one will make an occasional mistake. How you handle it speaks volumes. They did not handle this well initially”

William L., MI (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Poor shifting at low speeds”

Anonymous, AE (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“The car would stumble when accelerating from a start and sometimes while underway. It began to concern me in terms of safety. The Ford dealer diagnosed a clutch problem that apparently is common in this model and replaced the clutch under warranty. It works fine now”

Ted S., CA (2014 Ford Focus Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Rough shifting was the symptom that indicated the clutch needed to be replaced. So they were really the same problem”

T H., IN (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“I have had the problem since the car was new . The dealership kept telling me there was nothing wrong and I needed to drive with more consistent actions as the car was self adjusting . I had to find evidence of a factory recall before the dealer acted”

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“delayed shift then shifts hard”

Billy P., NC (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“The car will buck as it accelerates”

Anonymous, PA (2014 Ford Focus Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Flops around like a fish out of water. Almost impossible to maintain a constant speed between 40 and 70 when in heavy traffic without selecting the manual mode. Their advertising suggest that the next gear is lined up for a quick shift, but it may be lined up, but the shift is sloppy and variable”

Tom W., ID (2014 Ford Focus Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“I feel the transmission shifts to hard and sometimes downshifts to soon, especially at highway speeds”

L K., WI (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Transmission had a severe "trailer hitching" feel when shifting from 1st to 2nd”

Anthony R., CA (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“delay in gear engagement. transmission chattered”

Anonymous, NJ (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“The car shakes when starting from a complete stop. Ford knows about the problem and has a back order on the parts needed to fix problem”

Anonymous, PA (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“The car was very jerky every time it tried to shift”

Ruth P., OH (2014 Ford Focus SE Unsure)

“After 15 minutes of driving, transmission would shift roughly from 1st into 2nd into 3rd starting from a full stop”

Steven M., TX (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Rough movement through gears, delays in shifting”

Robert O., NV (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Shifted irradically, Ford repaired on a recall”

Anonymous, FL (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“sometimes after fully warmed up the transmission will shift to fast into the next gear from a stoplight or, if not at a full stop kind of bang into the next lower gear when accelerating at slow speeds”

Philip B., AZ (2014 Ford Focus Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Transmission makes rough shifts at low speeds and up hills. Transmission seems to get confused going up a hill or when immediate speed needs to be built up. It is not sure which gear to go in during these instances”

Frank G., VA (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“got it fixed and was covered by my warranty”

Anonymous, NY (2014 Ford Focus Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“The transmission is very rough and jerky when accelerating from a full or nearly full stop. Apparently this is a common problem due to the design of the transmission. The dealer said it "wasn't bad enough" to fix, and extended the warrantee to 100,000 miles. I really want to get rid of this car, but who's going to buy it with the rough shifting. I really hate this car”

Leslie M., PA (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“rough shifting. solved via redesigned clutch replacement and computer adjusts by Ford under warranty”

Richard T., PA (2014 Ford Focus Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Dealer has worked on this twice, needs to go in again for corrections”

Ken B., MI (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Sometimes it doesn't shift timely and gets very high in RPMS before shifting”

Michael G., IL (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“New clutch and it is horrible again jerking skipping rough shifting”

Kenny L., TX (2014 Ford Focus Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Not a good transmission”

Henry C., NV (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“at times it does not know what gear to be in, computer programming problem”

Anonymous, NY (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“The rough shifting was due to the double clutch which was replaced by Ford and it now shifts fine”

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Transmission does not seem to know what gear to be in at times. Up and down shifts trying to find the correct position”

Dana I., CT (2014 Ford Focus S 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Shifts like a 15 yr old's first time in a stick. HORRIBLE; goes to neutral when turning so nearly rear-ended or t-boned all the time. Can get whiplash from the shifting! Car is under Lemon Law Consideration”

Anonymous, FL (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Rough shifting at low speeds only”

Joseph S., MA (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“This transmission is a manual transmission with electronic shifting. The transmission engages and disengages at slow speeds normally while in first gear. Ford has had a clutch pack on order for three months”

Anonymous, TX (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“shifting out of first is delayed, makes noise and seems to grind a bit”

Robert O., NV (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“it would pause like could not make up mind about what gear to be in, while going through intersection, dealer said too intermittent to fix, traded for corolla”

Michael H., FL (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Transmission "shutters" on acceleration when engine RPM is low. Problem is intermittent. The dealer says that's the way these work, but it's not”

Peter E., MD (2014 Ford Focus S 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“lunging,,, !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! rolling back on hills”

Anonymous, OH (2014 Ford Focus SE Unsure)

“Starts out shifting kind of jumpy and then smooths out”

Michael J., WA (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Hesitation when starting from standing start (not always)”

Anonymous, MA (2014 Ford Focus Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Chattering very bad between gears. The dealer had to reprogram the computer. This only half corrected the problem. It sounds like the transmission is coming apart”

Brian R., AZ (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Car continuously revs high and shits late or slips down to 1st gear and takes off with abrupt torque from a stop. We had it in for one TSB repair, an ECU reset twice, excessive gear train noise and it's still no better”

Anonymous, IA (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Bad clucking and banging in stop-and-go traffic. Very rough from a dead stop. At highway speed, smooth and good gas mileage, but everywhere else - TERRIBLE!”

Anonymous, HI (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Ongoing problem that Ford knew about and it exists in almost all the Focus models with automatic transmissions. Very annoying”

Anonymous, ME (2014 Ford Focus Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Not severe, but still not smooth”

Kevin P., WA (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Shifts rough and does seem to know what gear to be in. Dealer reprogramed computer at 5000 miles. This did not solve the problem. Have to take back and see if they can find the problem”

Henry C., NV (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“This is related to the former problem, i.e. sluggish shifting to a more efficient gear going uphill”

Anonymous, WA (2014 Ford Focus Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Rough shift from stop position through what I would consider 2nd gear on a manual transmission. Make a rattling noise when trying to go up a hill in "1st" gear. I can manual shift better than this car does automatically!”

Anonymous, OR (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Grabs--jerks--races and searches for the proper gear”

Laureen F., NC (2014 Ford Focus Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Transmission is very moody, jumps around in gear and is impossible to drive in stop and go traffic”

Anonymous, PA (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“the transmission is always hunting for gears at low speed and when the car is floored it has a hard time finding what gear it should be in”

Jared N., IA (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“The car has a "trailer hitch" feel on acceleration and shudders when shifting between first and second alot of times”

Anonymous, CA (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“I repeat, this car is a piece of crap. Grinding, jerking and stalling in traffic. Terrible mpg-22! Dealer blew me off saying the noises were normal, and didn't believe me when I said it jerked thru intersections, especially when turning”

Anonymous, WI (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“what else can i say it was slipping and shifting poorly”

Anonymous, WI (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Transmission shudders and vibrates whe taking off from a dead stop”

Anonymous, MN (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Shuttering”

Jeff S., IL (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“slipping badly on steep inclines”

Billy P., NC (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Transmission proforms poorly on snow. I get overheat alarms. Car barely moves going up steep snowy hill. Our 2003 Ford focus does much much better”

John W., CO (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“The trans slipped from day one that's the reason I've only driven it 22000 miles in three years”

Miriam P., OH (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Ford has increased the transmission warranty to 10 years because of problems”

Louise B., SC (2014 Ford Focus SE SFE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Vehicle shuddered from accelerating. Fixed under warranty”

Anonymous F., CA (2014 Ford Focus Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“was covered by paided extra warranty and the problem was fixed”

Anonymous, NY (2014 Ford Focus Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Sometimes when I gun it, for example to make a left turn to beat approaching traffic is slips into neutral which is very dangerous and could cause an accident. I told Ford and they blew me off”

Michael G., IL (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Not a good transmission”

Henry C., NV (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Automatic transmission slipped a bit going up hills at low speed. Ford recalled the vehicle and replaced a lot of stuff in transmission. Then exactly the same sequence of events happened a second time and there was a second recall and a second repair by Ford. Transmission is OK now”

Bernard C., OR (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Transmission is annoyingly slipping, is scheduled for repair in May 2015”

Don M., MD (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“On several occasions, while driving at 50mph, the car lost power while the engine RPM went very high. It was like being in neutral. I pulled over and the transmission worked when I "tested" it on the shoulder. I can't reproduce this”

Peter E., MD (2014 Ford Focus S 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“pauses.. lunging is the biggest problem...jerking”

Anonymous, OH (2014 Ford Focus SE Unsure)

“Like I said, it starts out from take off kind of jumpy”

Michael J., WA (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“My car will randomly shudder upon taking off from a stop. Sometimes it is worse than others, so much that I worry that it is a safety problem. I have had the dealer look at it twice...they say it is within Ford's allowable limits”

Gayle S., CA (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Car has an "automatic-manual" dry clutch transmission. Doesn't shift smoothly every. Commonly is in the wrong gear, doesn't downshift and shudders and slips in the wrong gear all the time”

Anonymous, FL (2014 Ford Focus Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“see previous comment”

Anonymous, IA (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Sometimes doesn't immediately engage from a stop when the accelerator is pressed and then, all of the sudden, BANG!”

Anonymous, HI (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“It would shift from one gear to another and then also do a lot of shuddering when when going at slow speeds. Resoled with PCM/TCM software upgrade”

Anonymous, CA (2014 Ford Focus SE Unsure)

“Part of total problem. See other comments”

Henry C., NV (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Just Bad”

Mike T., MI (2014 Ford Focus SE Unsure)

“The transmission started slipping when the car had about 16000 miles on the car”

Anonymous, CA (2014 Ford Focus SE SFE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“The software for the transmission is part of the "stuttering" problem described previously”

Daniel M., TX (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“hesitation starting off, rough shifting, transmission shifting a lot. Did have 2 software up grades, did little to improve problem”

L K., WI (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“The TCM was part of a Ford Recall to reprogram it”

Steven M., TX (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“There was a recall for re-programming the transmission computer in hopes of addressing the issue; to no avail”

Robert O., NV (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Worst Automatic transmission that I have ever experienced. Feels like a young person trying to learn to drive a manual transmission. Have had Ford Dealer reset the transmission multiple times”

Ken J., MI (2014 Ford Focus Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Have had the computer updated 3 times”

Louise B., SC (2014 Ford Focus SE SFE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Yesterday I just had the software on the PCM and TCM updated because there were still problems with shuttering and poor shifting”

Anonymous, CA (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“My understanding is that he issue is well known. The transmission is essentially a manual transmission converted to auto. the car shutters after slowing then speeding up again. there are frequent rough shifts associated with the stalls”

Steve L., AL (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“The local Ford Dealer reprogrammed the computer as the first FIX for the transmission problem. They sent us home admitting the reprogramming did not fix the problem. They then ordered the clutch pack”

Anonymous, TX (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“First to second gear slippage by the electronic shifting of the manual geared transmission. Software has been reloaded three times and it has improved. Ford went to this type of transmission in 2012 to improve gas mileage. Was told that the transmiss”

Victor S., CT (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“I am assuming the transmission issues are a software problem, yet the car is suppose to have the most current software installed”

Anonymous, OR (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“this car is a piece of crap and I unloaded it recently. The transmission made grinding noises, the car stalled and jerked thru intersections, its a safety hazard. Ford dealer useless-said its not a problem and I should ignore noises I hear. Prick”

Anonymous, WI (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“car diagnosis said transmission failure. service immediately. i put the car in R and backed up a bit, put it back in drive, havent seen the problem since”

Anonymous, ON (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

“Ford recall for Transmission Control Module issues. 1st time Ford updated TCM software, second visit Ford replaced TCM along with the software update. No issues since”

Larry E., CA (2014 Ford Focus Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Car shakes at outset. hybrid transmission doesn't work properly. Ford said transmission control module needed replaced but when I took it to a dealer they replaced the clutch. I had to take it in three times before they replaced the clutch. They claimed they did software upgrades but they never worked”

Miriam P., OH (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“The car is dangerously sluggish when I try to accelerate going uphill; this despite my giving it more gas; it almost stalls”

Anonymous, WA (2014 Ford Focus Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Clutch replacement

“The clutch was replaced twice. Slipping was the problem from when it was new. The first replacement did not solve the problem, but the second time did the trick, however it took Ford nearly three years to get it right”

Anonymous, NY (2014 Ford Focus SE SFE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Jumps when accelerating. Jumps in reverse, rides like your on railroad tracks. Clutch replaced twice. 3rd transmission is having problems. Same as previously”

Anonymous, NY (2014 Ford Focus Titanium Unsure)

“The new belt transmission is terrible”

Kevin H., OH (2014 Ford Focus S 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Clutch has been replaced twice. At Fords expenseeach time taking a week. They provided a rental but very inconvenient”

Anonymous, GA (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Repeated problem with shuttering in low gears that dealer blames on the automatic transmission clutch. It's been fixed twice but is still an issue”

Paul M., MA (2014 Ford Focus Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“car transmission started to slip so took it to dealer and they replaced it”

Bruce R., GA (2014 Ford Focus Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Clutch was replaced under warranty and is working satisfactorily now”

Charles S., OH (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“We don't like the transmission with the dual clutch. Ford need to put a different type of transmission in that car”

Anonymous, FL (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“The dealer recommended that they replace the clutches”

Anonymous, IL (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Usual Powershift problem of trans fluid leaking on to clutch plate causing slippage fixed under warranty”

Adam S., WA (2014 Ford Focus Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Transmission problems. Clutch replaced at 16,000 and 33,000 miles and needs to be replaced again (47,000 miles)”

David R., NY (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“From 2 months after I bought the car brand new it began "shuttering" when accelerating from a stop. It was horrible when in traffic when you are constantly stopping, then slowly accelerating. It would literally bounce me around. I brought it to the dealer many times for that. The first time they gave me a sheet of paper explaining the 5 speed power shift transmission and said its an automatic that works like a manual transmission, that's why I get 40 miles to the gallon. I brought it in again an”

Loretta G., NH (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“car shuddered going through first two gears”

Anonymous, OH (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“5th clutch within 60000 miles”

Anonymous, IL (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Slipping and chattering in low gears”

Anonymous, CA (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“serious slippage -- Ford replaced as warranted work -- replaced the door latches (recall) at the same time although I had no problems with them. This was the second major clutch/transmission problem (averages about 15,000 miles per fix) They extended the warranty period through 110,000 miles, I think”

Robert J., TX (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Clutch was replaced under warranty. Ford also extended the warranty for the transmission system due to problems like I experienced”

T H., IN (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Ford replaced the first two clutches with the original design and that did not fix the problem. i finally had the new design clutch installed and somewhat alleviated the problem”

Kenneth W., RI (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Worst car I have ever owned due to constant transmission problems”

Anonymous, VA (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“I bought the car used. From the beginning there was a shudder as the car went out of low gear into drive. The first time I took it to the Ford Dealership, they adjusted the clutch settings. There was no improvement. The second time I took the car in, they put in a new clutch. It is working now”

Anonymous, NC (2014 Ford Focus Unsure Unsure)

“This was a known issue with the Ford Focus, but the dealership where we purchased the vehicle said they couldn't replace the clutch unless the 'Maintenance Required' light came on. We took the car to a different dealership who wouldn't even let us leave the dealership with the car because of how badly it shifted. They replaced the clutch and in the process, discovered that the sensors had actually been removed/line cut so the issue would never be diagnosed through the on-board computer”

Ruth P., OH (2014 Ford Focus SE Unsure)

“Very rough shifting - sometimes wouldn't shift. Already had to have one of the clutches replaced. Am currently having same symptoms. Vibration when accelerating. I've been told Ford has extended drivetrain warranty to 7 years, 100,000 miles due to all the problems with Focus”

Anonymous, CA (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“automatic transmission clutch replacement at 30000 and 40000 miles”

Anonymous, VA (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Poor shifting, jerky starts, car virtually undrivable”

Floyd L., PA (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“It was a recall”

Anonymous, KY (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“I've had the Clutch Assembly replaced twice with this vehicle within the past 18 months. The slip count was above 250 each time and they found damage to the Clutch Assembly”

Anonymous, CA (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Sometimes when accelerating the car would shudder and not change gear smoothly. Seems to be a problem with this model. Work done under warranty”

Anonymous, QC (2014 Ford Focus Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“The automatic clutch went inside of two years. Many people consider Ford's automatic clutch design to be garbage, including some Ford employees”

Anonymous, RI (2014 Ford Focus Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Car was in the shop twice over 12 mo for clutch issues”

Anonymous, FL (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Ford built these cars with a PK two disc clutch. System was very sketchy from the factory and has a recall on it. The clutch system shudders when taking off, and has a hesitation when accelerating from a stand still”

Anonymous, NC (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Dealer replaced”

Ken B., MI (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“The car seemed to shutter and slip as it moved through the lower gears. On the 3rd return to the dealer (over a 2 year period) the clutch was replace. That fixed the problem”

Anonymous, OH (2014 Ford Focus Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“This game ok month for part to come in I had to personally contact ford to speed up process Also it is bad again skipping bad shift less than year”

Kenny L., TX (2014 Ford Focus Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“jerking and grinding when pressing the gas pedal to move forward from a stop”

Anonymous, OH (2014 Ford Focus Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“I've had the clutch replaced twice. Warranty covered both replacements. Good service at the Ford dealership”

Anonymous, MI (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Car shuttered and lurched from a full stop on both flat and inclined streets. It took Ford three days to fix the problem under warranty”

Michael B., CA (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“The clutch and seal kit have had to be replaced twice now in six months. It's a warranty issue”

Anonymous, ON (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“This vehicle requires clutch replacement by the dealership approximately 2-3 times per year. Due to some issue with the transmission, it is causing the clutch to wear out quickly. Instead of Ford replacing transmission or figuring out another solution,we are doomed to continue this pattern”

Anonymous, FL (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“In low gear or driving slowly the transmission would hesitate. With the warranty it was replaced free”

William S., FL (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Replaced twice. Slips, jerks, noisy”

Jerry C., NM (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“clutch was replaced with out incident”

Kris S., CA (2014 Ford Focus Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Just new car, already fix tranmission”

Mike T., MI (2014 Ford Focus SE Unsure)

“took my car back to the dealership because of shaking during acceleration. they checked the car and found that the clutch needs replacing”

Anonymous, MI (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“The dealer that sold me the car took a couple of weeks to get a replacement clutch for my car”

Anonymous, CA (2014 Ford Focus SE SFE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Clutch was chattering. It was replaced and now it's fine”

Anonymous, OH (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“dealer repair no issues”

Michael S., MI (2014 Ford Focus Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Was replaced as a part of the clutch replacement”

Floyd L., PA (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“The "torque converter" is a double clutch and there was a problem with it being jerky and causing the transmission to keep switching gears especially lower gears. Ford replaced the double clutch under warranty and it is now working fine”

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

“Transmission slipped skipped and jerked. Recall replaced computer but fix only lasted a few months, Transmission clutches were replaced under warranty recall. Working fine so far,”

Dean C., WI (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“first replaced transmission, then the clutch went out”

Kevin H., OH (2014 Ford Focus S 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“slipping transmission ? bad shifting”

Anonymous, WI (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Transmission provided no power, car would not accelerate. Transmission was rebuilt by Ford under full warranty. We had to wait for 9 weeks for the Dealership to receive the needed parts”

Charles C., WI (2014 Ford Focus Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“When the problem began two years ago, the local Ford dealer said jerky transmission was "normal" for this make and model. I tolerated it too long, took it back again, along with a handful of invitations to join various class action suits against Ford for transmission issues with this model. They fixed it”

William L., MI (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“The t ransmission was jerky”

Pierre L., QC (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Purchased from North Country Ford in MN. Believe the car was in a flood, but they state it was not, car has had several problems with Transmission and it has been worked on 3 or 4 times, replacing parts and it fails again and again. Headlights out of alignment and cannot be corrected. Taillights have connection problems, and very poor service from dealer, normally take to other dealers”

Michael F., MN (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Transmission experienced shuddering, caused loss of power”

Anonymous, CA (2014 Ford Focus Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Leaking transmission seal. Ford covered rebuild cost with recall warranty”

Timothy B., MO (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“The transmission seemed strange in that is didn't seem to firmly drive the car. It didn't have a problem that was clearly defined as I drove it but felt like something was wrong. My Ford dealer, West Hills Ford told me the transmission internal clutches were shot and needed to be replaced which my extended warranty covered except for a $100 deductable”

Marcus B., WA (2014 Ford Focus S 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Erratic shifting. Replaced clutch and seals. Problem solved although dealer tried 3 times to adjust/reprogram trans”

Anonymous, FL (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Automatic transmission started slipping. Car was recalled for total replacement of clutch system. Note: your single question about gas mileage is stupid. We track city and highway mileage separately”

Bernard C., OR (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“My 2014 Focus is experiencing severe knocking and hesitation as it changes gears. The scheduled replacement parts needed are out of stock for at least the next three months”

Georgia R., NY (2014 Ford Focus Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Rebuilt at no cost under warranty”

Kevin P., WA (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

“rubber seal around windshield keeps coming loose on drivers side”

Sandy E., KY (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Rubber seals along both sides of the car body under the doors keeps coming loose”

Dana I., CT (2014 Ford Focus S 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“A small area of the exterior rear molding came loose after a very harsh winter. The dealership fixed it within an hour”

Anonymous, NY (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“passenger front door trim molding out of alignment and catching on c pillar. door also sagging a bit”

Michael G., OH (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Driver's visor has been loose since car was purchased. When not locked into place it swings around and hits driver in face when going around a corner. Dealer HAS REFUSED TO REPAIR THIS PROBLEM although it is clearly covered under warranty. Also a road hazard killed a tire and it was covered under new car tire warranty for 6 years. Dealer lied and said it was not. We found documentation after it was too late”

Bernard C., OR (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“The glove box didn't close completely. Loose and lacked about 1/2" from closing completely. The whole glove box had to be replaced by dealer”

Donald A., MI (2014 Ford Focus Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

“Extensive paint chips on hood (more than 2 dozen); never had this problem with my last Focus with over 150K miles”

Anonymous, MI (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“There was trash in the paint. Ford acknowledged this with a TSB. Ford fixed the problem, but the car was in service for several days”

Kevin H., DC (2014 Ford Focus ST 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Many areas of the car were unpainted, only clear coat was present. Had to be taken back three separate occasions to ensure all the painting was done”

Andrew S., ON (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

“I have to re-install phone every 2 weeks. I have to remove phone battery for 2 minutes, I then can install phone”

Anonymous, NY (2014 Ford Focus Titanium Unsure)

“Unable to pair my phone with Bluetooth. I believe the problem is with my phone which is an older model. Can't say that the problem is with the car's system”

Anonymous, WA (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Speakers

“The right speaker started sounding static-y, and now has quit working all together”

Anonymous, TX (2014 Ford Focus SE Unsure)

“The voice commands for the music system only work sometimes”

Anonymous, NJ (2014 Ford Focus ST 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Does not respond correctly or recognize voice commands. System is nearly useless, extremely difficult to use and should be replaced in its entirety. Ford is aware of this problem and is critizsized repeatedly by car publications. Ford should contract”

Rick S., MA (2014 Ford Focus Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“It freezing when i try to switch between usb,and Bluetooth”

Jared N., IA (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“The Radio would cut in and out at times, and a hill start assist light would flash on. This seemed connected to a problem whereby the car wouldn't start (not even turn over) when the key was turned”

Andrew S., ON (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“When I turned the car off, the computer system in the radio would not go to sleep thereby draining the battery. If car was off more than 12 hours, it would result in a dead battery”

Jennifer H., FL (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

“They started knocking and smacking with only 500 miles on the car”

Matthew M., MA (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

“Knocking noise from steering when driving on bumpy surface diagnosed as failing steering rack by dealer, replaced under warranty”

Adam S., WA (2014 Ford Focus Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“The front wheels would waggle back and forth rapidly when I braked, making the car very difficult to control. It would also pull sharply to one side unexpectedly”

Anonymous, RI (2014 Ford Focus Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Car feels like its hydroplaning on dry roads, suddenly PULLS to right for no reason, constantly fighting steering to maintain control. Has caused injury to my hands that requires surgery. Car is under Lemon Law consideration”

Anonymous, FL (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Steering wheel vibration

“Steering vibrates heavily. Known issue. Dealer repaired but problem has returned”

Valerie H., NH (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“This vehicle has the low profile tires and by 5,000km from new, there was a drag to the right. On warranty, they found it was out of allignment by 1+ degrees which was corrected. They did not rotate the wheels which I believe the dealership sho”

Thomas G., BC (2014 Ford Focus Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Ball joints

“They crack and snap so bad I worry they will fail”

Matthew M., MA (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

“Freezes alot. Software upgrade seems to have cleared up problem”

Robert A., WA (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“radio randomly turns itself off repeatedly”

Anonymous, CA (2014 Ford Focus Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Fails to connect phone and respond to voice command”

Anonymous, RI (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“My Ford Mobile cannot contact My Ford Touch system to get charging status or schedule charging”

Richard B., MD (2014 Ford Focus Electric Electric)

“The Sync stopped working, it would not play any sound from the Navigation, Sirius/CD/Radio”

Ralph S., WA (2014 Ford Focus Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“I assumed sync was the problem behind not being able to pair my phone with Bluetooth”

Anonymous, WA (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“System is useless”

Rick S., MA (2014 Ford Focus Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

“Rear door latch recall”

Dale K., CA (2014 Ford Focus ST 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“There has been a recall for the latches on the doors breaking. The fix takes most of a day to complete and eats up valuable time”

Anonymous, KY (2014 Ford Focus S 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Locks and latches

“Almost as a new car it started having wind noise as if the door was not totally closed. Ford sent a warranty recall notice to replace all four of the door latches and it seems to have fixed the issue”

Suchin C., AZ (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Ford had a recall on door hinges, which they took care of the problem at the dealer”

Anonymous, FL (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Recall for rear door latches and hatch”

Dale K., CA (2014 Ford Focus ST 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Windows

“power window on passenger side was stuck”

Anonymous, PA (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Body control module

“The BCM failed, causing the headlights to stop working while I was driving at night”

Anonymous, GA (2014 Ford Focus ST 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Headlights

“The headlights stopped working when the BCM failed”

Anonymous, GA (2014 Ford Focus ST 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Drivers headlight is out of alignment pointing to the sky and was that way when purchased, but did not realize it, so they will not fix and was told it could not be fixed unless we pay to have it done”

Michael F., MN (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“onboard computer chimed an alert about headlights maybe the system didn't sense darkness and didn't turn on automatically as I have them set on auto. maybe a 1time glitch; exterior lights are woking as far as I know for the time being”

Anonymous, MN (2014 Ford Focus SE SFE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Interior lights

“Fuse shorts out no interior lights”

Anonymous, NY (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Keyless entry

“I am talking about the buttons in the drivers door which allow you to input a code number. I can lock the car with the buttons but it no longer will take the code and open the car”

Susan B., FL (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Electrical failure

“Somewhere a critical wire separated which disabled the drive system, couldn't get out of park, so needed to be towed in. Out of service for 5 days. Warrantee covered repair”

John K., NY (2014 Ford Focus Electric Electric)

“The battery is rated for approx 75 mile range which had been true until it reach 34K when it dropped suddenly to 45 miles. Ford able to increase to 50-55 after ONE MONTH of work”

Anonymous, CA (2014 Ford Focus Electric Electric)

“Software issue showed car had no battery power when it did, in fact, have a full charge. Car was towed to dealer where it was repaired quickly, at no cost to me”

Albert S., NY (2014 Ford Focus Electric Electric)

“faulty transmission control module”

Anonymous, PA (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Driveshaft or axle

“The system is an electric clutch and manual 6 speed transmission that is computer controlled. Dealership replaced the transmission”

James S., MN (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

“Hatchback weather striping seal, not properly installed from factory. Had to be replaced due to distortion”

Anonymous, KY (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“The inside trim on the front and rear bumpers are held on by small plastic barbs. Road vibration worked the barbs loose within about 6 months of driving and caused an aerodynamic wind rattle at highway speeds. I fixed the problem myself with some silicone adhesive, but it was pretty annoying to find a build quality/design issue in a new car. Ford should use a a more robust fastener on the exterior trim”

Anonymous, MA (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Within the first year of owning this vehicle, noticeable vibrations have led the rattles that have become quite noisy from the around the sunroof and interior trim”

Michael B., CA (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Interior panels creak and rattle”

Anonymous, MI (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Wind noise

“The car is noisy. Wind and tire noise”

Daniel M., CA (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

“this was a hold over from the engine replacement. after we had the car back for a couple of weeks it developed an engink knock that the dealer eventually concluded was caused by a bolt that should have been replaced in the engine repair”

Steven C., TN (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“3 or the 4 Fuel Injectors were replaced”

Anonymous, PA (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Oil leaks

“Started leaking oil within a year of ownership. Initially dealer said they did not see any leaks, however, after changing my oil myself, there was clearly a leak. Finally, they agreed and replace the main seal under warranty”

Ken J., MI (2014 Ford Focus Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“Timing chain cover leaking oil. Replaced under warranty, 3 days to repair”

Anonymous, KY (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Fuel pump

“Fuel pump was recalled, according to SYNC Health Report. Dealer unaware of recall, Ford kept me waiting from June 2015 to February 2016 until replacement. Customer service at Ford, non existent and at dealership, diabolically poor”

Joseph M., CT (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“One month after purchase, car would not start; towed to local Ford dealership and repaired. No problems since”

Anonymous, PA (2014 Ford Focus Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

“engine knock eventually required the vehicle to be in the shop twice for a total of around 50 days. the first time they replaced the short block and the second time they said the timing was off and eventually attributed it to a bolt on the crankshaf”

Steven C., TN (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“problem with rings/had to replace block/#1 piston and valves”

Anonymous, NE (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Squeaking

“I paid $1000 to the dealer for new brakes and tires last summer. Since then the brakes squeal LOUDLY when coming to a full or nearly full stop. I took it back and was told "we couldn't get it to do that," so nothing was done”

Leslie M., PA (2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

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