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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2012 Ford Fiesta suspension problems

suspension problem

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2012 Ford Fiesta Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 312016


  • 32,000 miles


Tie rods and sway bars wore out at 32K miles and 5 years,1 month, as did original tires.. expected longer wear than this on such a new car, as I have gone > 100K on my previous small Ford suspensions untouched. Dealer wanted >$1100 to repair., so I went to Napa after market parts with lifetime warrantee to fix.

- St. Louis Park, MN, USA

problem #1

Aug 202013


  • 20,000 miles
Car started grinding, crunching, and shaking, and had difficulty turning, accelerating, and going up hills. Car was brought to a Ford dealership and mechanics were told by owner that there was a transmission problem. Mechanics reset transmission, but did no further work. Car continued to make noises, shutter, and jolt. Was brought to another Ford dealership on December 2014 when car was sputtering at stops. Mechanics replaced entire transmission when 23000 miles only.

- Bloomington, IN, USA

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