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It is safe and reliable for my needs. Economical, fuel efficient, compact and easy to drive. And to handle in rain and snow make it a safe vehicle. I wish the engine was a little bigger and had more power and the care accelerated faster and quicker. Better image and feel of car maybe would be better and a larger trunk and cargo space. Other than that, I like the sleek look and comfortable seats. Airbags and multiple safety features included, dependable tires and strong braking system.
We have had problems with the Ford Focus Hatchback from day one. We like that it's automatic, silver in color and has sun roof and leather seats but between recalls and mistakes by the dealership it was in the shop more than it was driven. The recalls have to be repeatedly fixed; clutches and transmission problems. We researched and spoke to dealership. They wouldn't take car back. We had to research information on lawsuits. Basically we are stuck with it. Can't believe Ford got away with releasing this car. Wish we had done more research before purchasing. We are really unhappy and will not buy Ford again.
Car has good handling ability and turn radius. I am glad that after 8 years, engine and transmission are still original although transmission slips occasionally. For size, interior is fairly roomy and trunk has good capacity. But this car is a piece of junk cosmetically. Cheap plastic pieces fall or break with normal use. The Air conditioning unit always worked poorly. Now, it works almost not at all even though I replaced all components twice. Cost me a ton of money trying to get it to work but does not come out cold in hot Texas summers, though it is fully charged. Mirrors, Bumpers, Interior plastic pieces have all been replaced and repaired multiple times. Gas mileage is decent although it is declining after 8 years.
The car also has very loud road noise during ride. Cant do much about it but play radio loudly. The tires that came with the car blew out within the first month. Had to replace all of them for safety. The coating applied to the windshield caused a permanent glaze that made it glare. It was very hard to get off and took over a year to wear off. I am very dissatisfied with this purchase. It was a poor value for the money spent to purchase.
I looked at a lot of cars before deciding on a Ford Focus but my boyfriend and I ultimately decided it would be the best car for him and I (we share it) for multiple reasons. This is my first car. It has been very helpful to me and I am definitely loving it! It has the space I need and gets me where I need to go. It's great for gas too. There are few improvements I feel needed to be made though. My grandfather has always throughout his whole life believed that Fords were the top brand of cars and I have great trust in his judgement. This car has not let me down and I do not expect it to.
I drove a Ford Focus Hatchback when I had to rent a car. Despite not being a Ford fan, I liked the way it drove. So when I FINALLY found a Certified Used car in my price range, I was happy to see it was a Ford Focus SEDAN and I fell in love. I really love how it drives. I like the look of a mid size sedan. As silly as it sounds, one of my favorite features is the automatic lights! It is nice to have them turn on immediately when needed. I also really like having some controls on the steering wheel. I am always listening to music and when my kids start talking, it is easy to just move a finger for volume control without letting go of the wheel!
This might not be relevant in the end, but I am struggling with syncing my phone. It is really confusing for me, BUT I am that way with a lot of tech. But I do wish there was some less complex explanations of some of the cool features. Also, the vehicle needs a little more power and a little quicker than some cars. But for me personally, I prefer it over others. Overall wonderful experience thus far.
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I Bought a brand new Ford Focus 2018. A few days later, The parking brake light appeared and does not go off. Then while car is in drive it would roll back on its own and roll forward if in reverse. Attempted several times to get dealer to take the car in and give a loaner car while they fix the car. Till date 3 weeks later still no service date to fix the car. Called Ford customer service and getting the runaround with polite words to offset the truth that a brand new car built by Ford is junk.
DO NOT BUY FORD!!!
I bought my Ford Focus almost 12 years ago. It is still running well with a minimum of maintenance required. My next car and likely last car will probably be a Focus.
I have had the dual clutch fixed twice, today the car was hauled into the dealership because it quit in the middle of a very busy street. No acceleration, no power steering and commands flashing on the screen. I love the car but I was really scared last night when the car would on go 2 mph and no power steering. I'm 71 and it was all I could do to get my car around the corner. I will not buy another Ford. Why aren't these cars corrected since they have so many problems? I hope the car doesn't continue to have problems.
I still have the Ford Focus Hatchback but when I purchased it in 2003, at 25,000 miles and 2 opinions, the transmission had to be replaced. Cost $1,580.00. Ford Home Office would not pay for the repair or replace the car. I only drove to work and back home every day which was less than 30 miles a day. Car has automatic transmission. I will not purchase another Ford ever again. Should have stayed with Honda! I resided in San Antonio TX and purchased the car in San Antonio, TX. Had the car transported to KY where I now reside.
As of this date there are only 70,000 miles on the car! Did not allow Ford to replace the transmission. The issue began when the car died while driving home from work, car was transported by Triple A to Ford. After a few days, picked up car and the transmission was slipping as I was driving out of the Ford Repair shop. The transmission was not having that problem when my car broke down and Ford denied having being the cause while the car was in their shop and was willing to allow me to drive the car home in that condition. Brought the problem to their attention before leaving the lot and Ford refused to repair the transmission on their dime so I had the car towed to a transmission repair shop elsewhere.
The main problem with the car is the select shift transmission. It had to have one of the clutches replaced after only 56,000 miles. It has ruined the trade and resale value of the car. My Ford Focus is a 2012. The new ones sell for less than mine because of the transmission issue. I have had 7 new Ford cars from 1985 to 2012. This is my last one.
This 2015 Ford Focus has a transmission that slips, hesitates, jerks and no pull on a hill. I took it back to Allietta Ford and they said nothing was wrong with my car. I drive it and I know there is something wrong.
Fantastic Ford motor company. Gas mpg great, looks outstanding and beautiful paint jobs. Rides great and really works great on the road... recommend Ford Focus 2014 highly.
You can't beat Ford Focus for the price. It get over 35 miles to the gallon city and highway. I've put 138000 miles on mine and the only thing I've had to do is change the oil and I'm on the 2 set on tires.
I am totally unhappy with my 2014 Ford Focus Hatchback, cute enough car, mechanically a nightmare. I purchased my Ford in March 2016 @ 42,000 miles. About a week after I purchased the car, I noticed it was running a little rough, I mentioned this to the dealership when they called to see if I was happy with my purchase. That’s when I learned they had clutches even though automatic, he said “they do run a little rough, but the car will adapt to your driving and this will smooth out”… I will mention I know nothing about cars! After a couple of months the problem got worse, I called and made an appointment, they replaced the clutch at no charge. Problem solved, right… Wrong!
When the car was in to be worked on, I googled problems with clutches in Ford Focus, I was not prepared for the amount of issues and repeated issue with the clutch. I picked up my car, and asked if this happens again how long my I covered under the warranty. 100K is what he said. About 8 months later I started having issues, very minor but still an issue. I mentioned this when calling to make an appointment to have my car inspected and the issue was becoming worse, the sales or services person said we may have to keep it overnight because they were extremely busy. I told him I will wait until the weather breaks and bring it back in, asking again, I will be covered, right? “Yes, up to 100K." I dropped my car off to have the clutch replaced about a week ago.I received a call thinking the work was done and I could pick up the car. I was not prepared for what I was about to hear. “It’s defiantly the clutch, however
The warranty on your car expired and Ford will not cover the cost…" I told him that can’t be right, I am covered up to 100K miles, currently @ 68K, "yes, we are
sorry, but we were wrong and the coverage for this type of clutch is only 60K??? The cost of the repair will be 1,800." I did not have the clutch replaced and will join the many people for are filing for class action lawsuit against Ford. As they are more than aware of the ongoing problem with the clutches and will do nothing about it…
So people do your homework – DO not purchase a Ford product, they will not stand behind you when you need them the most. Oh, did I mention when the service department called to give me the bad news, I asked why was I having this issue if the clutch problem was fixed the first time. He told me, well this has been an ongoing and Ford has finally fixed the issue with the clutches they are currently replacing. So the bottom line the second clutch was also a faulty clutch as well…
In August 2016 I brought my first car on my own which is a 2014 Ford Focus Hatchback. A few weeks into having the car it kept jerking. I took it back to get check and they said there's nothing wrong with the car. I have put a lot of money into this car already. This week I was on the highway and came to a stop, I pushed on the gas and my car would not go. I had to keep pushing on the gas to make it go. Two mins after that my transmission light appeared. As I'm calling my dad to let him know what's going on I get a message on my screen saying that my transmission is overheating. I had to pull over and get my car towed back to the dealership so they can look at it.
My car has now been at the shop for three days and still have not been looked at. This car has been nothing but trouble since I got it. The only thing they can tell me is something is wrong with the transmission but have to wait until the transmission specialist looks at it which can take another day or two. I am now in a rental car that I'm paying for out of pocket. I called Ford corporate and they told me in two days I'll receive an email that I will have to fill out information for then they will have to investigate and they MIGHT be able to help with something far as warranty. This car has been nothing but a money drainer. If I could I would give my experience 0 stars.
We bought a Ford Focus Trend 2013 about 8 months ago from a government car auction in Sydney NSW Australia. The day we got the car when we put the gear on drive it was given you few shaking jump. The people at the auction said it's ok, it's nothing wrong, just the nature of all Ford Focus. Couple of months later all the power windows stop working. When we took it to the Ford Mechanics they said, "Oh it the motor has gone and it's not under warranty so pay us ($700)." When we got the car back after paying ($700) then we had a letter from Ford that fuel tanks are faulty so take the car to Ford dealer. We took the car. They claimed that they fixed the fault and when we took the car back and took the car to put fuel the fuel gauge wasn't working and it's not filling up more than 10 dollars petrol.
When we took the car back they said, "Oh we have to charge you. It's not under warranty." I said, "But you guys broken the gauge." After they look at it the hopeless Mechanics put some pipe upside down. Now sign came on the screen. Transmission's faulty. We took the car again to Ford. They charge the computer and now calling me. We charge the computer and now the reverse gear not working. Come and take the with no reverse gear or give us permission to diagnose and charge for diagnosis only 1400 dollars and then + the charge for repairs.
I call Ford Australia. Their customer service was very poor. Not helpful at all and first time I've seen that customer service with too much attitude. She was very rude. Can't believe someone at customer service with no skill of customer service. I felt like I'm inside jail and talking with the jail guard. PLEASE PLEASE DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT BUYING FORD. Very bad car and very bad people on the phone and in person at their mechanical workshop. They have a serious issue in the customer communication line. Sorry to say that but unfortunately they don't deserve even one star.
Bought a 2013 Ford Focus Titanium 2 years ago and a month later it would not start, had it towed, Ford said they'd never heard of this before...they got it going. It started when it felt like it, we were left stranded numerous times, had it towed. Manager was abrupt and condescending. Car was in their garage and when it decided to start Ford would call, "Come and get it." It started shuddering so back in it goes, beforehand I called the main office where a helpful guy told me to tell Ford to replace the TCM and it's covered, no cost to me. Manager wanted to argue and said it wasn't covered and he had never ever heard of this problem before, lies...I wasn't going to leave until he agreed to replace the TCM, finally he did. I was ready to pitch a tent and not move. (He didn't think that was funny.)
New TCM "fixed" the problem for 3 months, then I was driving on the interstate and lost power then the car surged forward, scared me to death. Then the engine light came on, took it this time to my local garage and it was the 02 sensor, when the mechanic took it out it was burnt. Replaced that and another code had come up, the converter. Had it all "fixed" and I was done. Problem is this car is unfixable, it will just get worse, I wanted to think maybe it'll be okay but the truth is it never will be so I got rid of it. That is the best thing to do and move forward.
Traded it in and bought a Hyundai. Lost money of course and the thought of having to do that upset me greatly but the stress and having to deal with the crooks at Ford are too much. Plus more importantly this car can cause a serious accident. Apparently my car is going to be sold back to Ford who I'm sure will put it back on the lot to sell to a very unfortunate person and the cycle will continue. Run, don't walk and get rid of the car now before you spend thousands more on it then wait for the next thing to happen.
I have had countless recalls for this 2013 Ford Focus. Currently, my trunk randomly opens. Pretty scary when you're driving 70 miles on the interstate. I recently took the car in to the dealership for them to fix the latest recall and look at my trunk. They said since it didn't open while at the garage. They had no way of diagnosing it. Basically refused to do anything with it.
Had trouble with transmission. Customer service after deal was closed. Left lot to be desired. No mention of problems were mentioned before purchase which is wrong since I need DEPENDABLE transportation. After MANY trips, they did fix it temporarily but who can afford to purchase another car so soon after buying one!
On 9/15/2015 I bought a use 2014 Ford Focus with 40,300 miles, I felt that I was getting a good car with low miles, but was I in the surprise of my life. I has the car about 5 months and the transmission starting giving me problems. I carry the car back to the dealer, he said the clutch was bad, so they remove it, clean it and put it back in, in other word, put a band-aid on the wound and send it on the way. I had to demand a rental car while they has the car in the shop. What make it so bad some of the customer service people was very hateful to me. Now the warranty is out. They tell me that it will cost $2325 to fix the car. I have call the customer service of Ford and they said that there was nothing they could do to help me, to keep working with the local dealer and let them help me.
But the real problem was, when I ask he was I the only person that call them and complaint about the Focus and the man said yes. I told them I carry the car in twice and they said that they could not put it on the machine because the light was not on to let them know that there was a problem and that they did nothing, now the car have 107,000 miles and not running. I feel that someone should help all of us that have the problem and if I were to buy a new transmission who say that I would not get another bad one. It is not the just the Focus. It is the Fiesta.
I bought the 2013 Ford Focus SE brand new, drove it for a few months, loved it at first then less than 10,000 miles later I started having transmission problems. I took it in and was told they would have to reprogram the computer due to me not using the Auto shift mode. Next thing you know I'm broke down out of state had to have it towed to a dealer that cost me 130.00. They told me it was the transmission shutter would have to order it they kept my car for at least a week.
Drove great for a few thousand miles then started the shuttering again, took it back in, had to reprogram it again kept it for 3 days. Then right at the 30,000 miles it broke down had to have a transmission modular, kept it for about a week. Then close to the 60,000 same problems all over literally the same repeat the shutter, the computer needing to be programmed, and a new modular all during the time to close to 90,000 than was broke completely down would not go into reverse or anything. Took it back in before the warranty was up. Was told that was no recall on it but there was thousands of Focus and Fiestas of that year with the same problems, parts where on back order just about every time. They finally put a whole new transmission system in it, computer, modular, and everything else.
Now today 2/2/2018 it has once again broke down the car was making a loud grinding noise or I guess shuttering, would not shift at all out of second gear and is worse than it ever was. Now remind you from the first time I started having the problems I had several ford mechanics tell me it would not leave me stranded, drive it in S mode, and turn it off sometimes the computer will reset itself. Finally I looked it up and there is a recall after 4 and half long years of nothing but headaches and $425 a month payments so we will see the outcome. I am demanding a whole new different make and model. I refuse to go through this anymore the problem is continuous from one transmission to another and seems to be a guarantee at every 30 to 40,000 miles you're stranded. All they have done during the warranty was put a Band-Aid on it. I do not recommend Ford Focus at all.
I bought a 2014 Ford Focus last year. I pay 359 month for this car. Just before 100k I had issues with tranny. It stop on the expressway. I it towed to Ford. They had it for 3 day and replace the module to the transmission. Not even 4 months later I'm having issue again. Took it back to Ford. They said it's the clutch... I have a extended warrant but unfortunately the kind of trans in this car the warranty don't cover... Now they want me to pay $2500 out my pocket to fix the issue when I see by reading all the reviews that this is a Ford issue that they refuse to admit to. Now I'm stuck with this car and I refuse to get it fixed seeing that the issue is going to continue. This is very depressing and it seems as if no one wants to help... What am I to do now. This is my only means of transportation. I've missed work and other important events because of FORD.
I had purchased a 2016 Ford Focus and never knew that it has a huge transmission issue caused by the (TCM). Honestly, all I know is that, if a car has a problem, it shouldn’t be running. But in my case, I was looking for an affordable and reliable car, so I got my eye on that Focus and everyone at the dealership was looking at each other as if I was the dumbest person on earth. So now that I ended up taking the car for the same problem, over 8 times, in a period of 18 months, the great news has to come from the service guy at Ford and that is, my car will always have the same issue cause Ford can’t find a solution for it, and even if they change the transmission, it will fail again and again and again! How nice is that! They forgot that there is something called the Lemon law.
I bought a Focus and an Edge from Peoria Ford in Arizona. Both have been problematic but the Focus has been nothing but trouble from the start. It started with shuddering accelerating from a stop and later it would miss shifts at higher rpm. When I took it to the dealer they said they would look at it. Then I was sent to the car rental next door.
That is where I first heard about the transmission being a huge problem from the rental clerk not the dealer. Ford denied there was anything wrong and flashed the firmware (which has been needed every time it gets serviced). Shortly after, with only 17,369 miles. The rear main seal was leaking and the transmission control module (TCM) had failed. The TCM and all the seals and bearings were replaced. It shifted fine for a short time and then firmware updates became an every visit item. I became lulled into a tolerable lack of performance for 3 years never getting it right. Now they have both failed again at 107,756 miles. Just outside the 100K extended warranty, they say. However, the extended 100K should be on the dealer's work at 17,369 miles leaving me just within the extended warranty period. Stay tuned to hear if Ford does the right thing and honors their work or not.
This was my very first car that I bought on my own. I felt I was doing an important service by purchasing American made since prior vehicles were not. I decided on the 2012 Focus, purchased in May 2011. Almost from the beginning I had complaints about how the car shuttered. The dealership blew it off and said that's how the transmission works, it learns how I drive, and that's why I get great gas mileage. They didn't acknowledge any type of problem. I then returned again with another complaint because going slowly uphill the car was literally jumping! Again, they gave me the same story and made me drive the vehicle with a service member. It was this employee that secretly told me they knew of a problem and to watch out for a bulletin. Finally! Someone is listening.
Flash forward, I get the bulletin and go back to the dealership to see if they will do work on it. They tell me they can try to flash it, but it's not guaranteed to work and may in fact make it worse. Ok. So I'm not going to do that. This was the 1st time I was talked out of doing the work. Where my huge problem comes in is that I was driving my infant son around in this vehicle. One day after work I parked the car to run in and grab him from the sitter. Come out, start the car and nothing! Here I am, stranded 45 min from home with my baby. I had to have my husband drive all the way there and back to take us home. The next day we drove out there to see if he could fix the vehicle or get it going (not knowing it was the transmission). It started! Seriously. So my husband decides to drive it home and follow me. As he is driving the thing literally dies in the middle of the road. Here we are again. Broken vehicle. On the side of the road.
Call Ford dealership and they tell me to have it towed (which I had to pay for) and they will take a look at it. Told me it was probably the TCM and it will be at least 2 weeks before they can fix it and offer no type of loaner. Really!!! I have an infant and have to work. And I'm supposed to pay for a loaner on a problem you knew about! Not right. Car was fixed and drove ok after that. Still some shuttering and problems with acceleration, but it drives and I'm not dealing with the service department anymore. Felt like I was going to get rear ended. Keep in mind that I have also always had my oil changes here and ask every time if there's any software updates or anything new for the vehicle... No, no, no. So aggravating!
I'm sure they don't document any of that. What sets me off is that I feel like they talked me out of doing all of these repairs and now when it comes down to the mass lawsuit you have to have had the car worked on 3 times to get anything! I feel like they knew this and purposely deceived me. I will NEVER purchase another Ford vehicle.
Ford Focus Powershift Transmission - Have Had 3 clutches replaced, Then my car got stuck in gear 1. Ford replaced the Transmission Control Module. At 55 k miles 200 miles from my home I had a violent shutter and Lost the use of Gear 6. I had to drive 200 miles with my car revving at 3500 rpms just to go 70 MPH. Now the car is back at Ford for 3 days now and they still want to Fix this Transmission? There has to be internal damage with all the crunching I heard. JUST REPLACE THE TRANNY ALREADY.
I bought this car (2015 Ford Focus SE) new and at 15k miles the churches went out of the automatic transmission. They were replaced and since then I've had the transmission flashed, to no avail. I've just been living with it, until a week ago my car shifted into neutral while driving home on the interstate and wouldn't go back into gear for about 10 minutes. It still shudders and the transmission and computer can't decide what gear it needs. The dealership says this is normal. I no longer feel safe driving this car and it only has about 46000 miles on it. It seems it'll never be fixed. I'm hoping they'll pay it off and let me read for something that doesn't have this transmission. I like this car, but feel it would have been trouble free if I'd have bought the manual transmission.
I bought a 2010 Ford Focus from a dealership. After the 1st year of car ownership the AC stopped working and the mechanic could not figure out what happened and basically told me that I would be throwing my money on something that will not be rectified. I had to do a transmission flush as the car burned through transmission fluid very quickly. The fluid went from Pink colour to Brown colour very quickly and was told by the mechanic that this is a known fault with Ford vehicles (cars, SUVs, trucks). I have had to changes my brakes several times so far as the brakes get worn down quickly. I have had to change the battery a few times as well. The car (with snow tires) does not handle well in the snow and gets stuck very easily. I do not know if I just bought a lemon or if this year and model are just substandard.. I would recommend that people stay away from the 2010 Ford Focus at all costs...
Bought a new Titanium 2014 Ford Focus. From the get-go the transmission had problems. At least 6 times at slow speeds, the transmission would kick out of gear into neutral. Not good when you're setting in traffic. The transmission would shudder, vibrate and slip in town traffic. Once you're on the road it ran OK. Except every now and then it would downshift for no reason. I wrote Ford Motor Co. about this problem and they replied that they were unaware of a transmission problem. This car has had the transmission reprograms at least 4 times and a 5th next week. The clutch has been replaced. And yet still have the problem. With the rebates they are giving right now, I thought I might trade it in on a new 2017 Focus. But after review, they are still having the transmission problems. Other than the transmission problem, the rest of the car has been performing great.
I purchased the Focus in October 2014... I felt it had issues shifting... Then I read up on this. Ford new 2 years ago it had this problem. Lithia Ford in 2015 offered me to trade it in for another vehicle so I choose a 2013 Escape and they rolled in 4k that was still owed on the Focus. So the Escape was 22k plus adding the 4k made the deal 26k. Without taxes. Well a month later the transmission went out on the Ford Escape. So it went to their shop. And I had paid for extended vehicle plan. They failed to inform me that these both vehicles have the same issue.
So being upset and not thinking straight... I just wanted out of Ford. So Lithia Ford had a Nissan Frontier truck. Lithia took the Escape and sold me the Frontier for 22k. Plus they rolled in 8k now to my bill. Only because I have or should say had great credit. I'm paying 36k for a 2012 Nissan Frontier that is worth 19k. They made a killing and I'm the idiot for being so frustrated and not thinking clear. Bad business.
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