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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,357 miles

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2013 Ford Fiesta drivetrain problems

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2013 Ford Fiesta Owner Comments (Page 2 of 12)

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problem #217

Nov 042014

Fiesta 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2013 Ford Fiesta. While driving various speeds, the vehicle accelerated without warning and made a grinding noise. In addition, the vehicle temporarily stalled, accelerated without warning, and then decelerated. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and repaired under a recall, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The recall information was not provided.....updated 06/30/16 the consumer stated the dealer replaced the clutch twice. Updated 07/21/16.

- Muscle Shoals, AL, USA

problem #216

May 062016

Fiesta

  • 50,000 miles
You guy know that the transmission on this car is not safe and no recall has been ordered. Shame on you. I guess people have to die from it first. It pushes forward when trying to stop and stalls when you need to go. I have had the clutches replaced atleast 4 times and every 6 months I am back to my car trying to kill me. Shame on this dept. When did this happen you ask? the entire time I haved had this car starting at about 2000 miles.

- Michigan City, IN, USA

problem #215

May 052016

Fiesta

  • 79,000 miles
Transmission shudders, rather violently, between 1-2, and 2-3 shifts. Recently the transmission has shifted into neutral at two very inopportune and frightening times, once on the 202 freeway in mesa, AZ and the other in a 3 way intersection attempting to make a left turn. The vehicle has become unsafe because of the random transmission shifts, whereas the shuddering was just a very irksome annoyance. Ford needs to replace these transmissions. It's ridiculous for a person to own a car less than 3 or 4 years old and have these kinds of unsafe issues.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #214

Sep 012015

Fiesta

  • 32,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2013 Ford Fiesta. While attempting to start the vehicle, it hesitated to start. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the transmission failed and needed to be repaired. The transmission was replaced; however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 32,000.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #213

Apr 112016

Fiesta

  • 78,339 miles
While driving on the highway the power train/engine malfunction warning light (wrench shaped) warning light came on and remained on until I parked and turned off the car. At the end of the work day I started the car and the warning light was not on. I took the car to a Ford service center and was told wires had melted together and needed to be replaced. The reason I was given by the service center is:" Test drive - check engine light on, no symptoms detected. Ids test PCM koeo-pass. Cont - P2138 (app sensor correlation error), koer-pass, per tsb 13-11-15, bypass circuits LE136, LE137, and RE137 at connector C210, pins 1, 8, and 9 respectively, switch app sensor connector pins 1 and 2."

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #212

Apr 152016

Fiesta

  • 77,000 miles
Continued transmission problems; jerks, clutch studders; scared to cross intersections because car will stop or jerk; transmission malfunction; seat belts not locking properly; taken car to the dealership more than 4 times due to the same problem (transmission malfunction)

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #211

Dec 192013

Fiesta

  • 12 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Makes noise while driving between 30-50 ml/H from day one. Many times, from stationary to move, it will suddenly jump, accelerate, hard to control. Has known transmission problem and sometime will not start.

- Gladstone, MO, USA

problem #210

Jul 222013

Fiesta 4-cyl

  • 3,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Fiesta. The contact stated that while driving at 50 mph, the vehicle jerked and the transmission slipped without warning. The failure recurred numerous times. The contact stated that the vehicle had to be restarted for the jerking to stop. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The failure mileage was 3,000. The VIN was not available. Updated 06/15/16

- Madison, NC, USA

problem #209

Apr 302013

Fiesta

  • 200 miles
This was a brand new 2013 Ford Fiesta purchased on April 2013 that has always intermittently stuttered / bogged on acceleration with sometimes a metal noise. I was told this was due to the "new" type of double clutch transmission designed to improve gas mileage. Clutch was already replaced once and I was told yesterday clutch needs to be replaced again. I took the car in to the shop a month ago as the car was stuttering on acceleration fairly badly and told then they couldn't find a problem.

- Wailuku, HI, USA

problem #208

Apr 302015

Fiesta

  • 1,600 miles
The transmission has a recall on it. It has been in the shop and replaced 3X. It still is not fixed. It passes the test when its hooked up to the machine but when driven it fails and goes back to the shop. The problem apparently has something to do with Ford and how it is made. Now a engine malfunction light always comes on. The manual says that it should not be driven because it may not shift. I have almost been in countless accidents because the transmission will not shift. It does not accelerate. It jerks, shakes, and grinds. I wrote to Ford and they didn't care. Told me to take it up with the dealership. This has been nonstop since I bought it last year till now and its ongoing. I do not feel comfortable driving my child in this car. Someone needs to be held accountable.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #207

Apr 042016

Fiesta

  • 82,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

On-going issue w/ chugging, gringin and jerking-front derivers side of car. Started in 2014- told dealership steven Ford(patchogue, NY) they stated no issue. Noise got repeadetly worse over time. Had Missouri dealership look at when I foundout there was recall on the transmission- stated reset computer all repaired. Came back to NY with extended issue took to tower Ford (great neck, NY) kept for a week stating they had to diagnosis w/ 260 fee. Was then told it was a part in the transmission - not covered under warranty and will cost $ $5,000 to fix. Was told I could drive off lot-took to outside garage in glen oaks, NY where they informed me I had a hole in my transmission that by looking at could have been noted w/ no diagnostic needed. Tower charged me for the 260 diagnostic and sent me on my way. Ford corporate had been notified of all issues and refuses to help. I am 8 months pregnant- drove this car across the country and no one connected to Ford wants to help- it is a 2013! tower Ford told glenoaks garage that we did this to the transmission when we drove it 6 miles from one location to the other. This car has been a danger to drive and no one advised me of this extensive transmission issue!

- Glen Oaks, NY, USA

problem #206

Apr 082016

Fiesta

  • miles
70,000 miles currently, 2013 Ford fiesa sfe with 6 speed power shift automatic trans. The transmission on this car is a flawed design. Since I've had this car, there is excessive clutch shudder when the car shifts from first to second and from second to third. It also sounds like there are loose marbles in the transmission. I had the tsb/recall performed in April of 2015 but that didn't help. The car was at the dealer for 2 weeks while the transmission was opened up and parts were replaced. To be honest, it's now worse than ever. Unless I'm driving at highway speeds, the car is a nightmare to drive.

- Elizabeth, NJ, USA

problem #205

Mar 102016

Fiesta

  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Fiesta. When attempting to accelerate the vehicle, it would either lunge forward and accelerate at high speeds and stall without warning, or fail to accelerate at all. When attempting to stop the vehicle, the engine revved, the vehicle accelerated and lunged forward, and stopped suddenly. The dealer stated that the transmission failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired and the failure recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 10,000.

- North Ridgeville, OH, USA

problem #204

Mar 012016

Fiesta

  • 48,000 miles
Slow on acceleration and then shudders and jerks. Jerky while shifting lack of power going up hill. Has jerked, then stalled and rolled back while going up hill -crossing a busy road it acted up and if the ongcoming truck had not slowed down I would have gotted hit and T boned-scary and unsafe.

- Nevada City, CA, USA

problem #203

Mar 302016

Fiesta

  • 25,000 miles
Vehicle shudder shakes and fails to accelerate when pedal is depressed, typically in first or second gear (6 speed auto transmission). Transmission control unit has been reprogrammed several times, clutch was replaced, control unit reprogrammed again. Issues continue. Vehicle loses acceleration in intersections and poses a risk for rear-end collisions, cannot smoothly accelerate which could cause issues.

- State College, PA, USA

problem #202

Mar 222016

Fiesta

  • 91,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Fiesta. While in the drive position, the gear switched to reverse independently. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the shifter electronic sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 91,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Coulterville, IL, USA

problem #201

Sep 222015

Fiesta

  • 18,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Fiesta. While driving 15 mph, the vehicle shook violently without warning and the engine stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the clutch failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was approximately 18,000.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #200

Mar 012016

Fiesta

  • 33,000 miles
My 2013 Ford Fiesta only has 33,000 and is having transmission problems. The car shudders and stalls when first pulling out. This makes driving very dangerous. There is no way a vehicle with this amount of miles should be having this type of problems.

- Prestonsburg, KY, USA

problem #199

Mar 022016

Fiesta

  • 60,000 miles
The transmission shudders and slips violently under 10 mph and between gears. This is a major safety concern and Ford has not repaired my car. My car can easily get rear-ended if this is not fixed and I am not able to accelerate. Please contact me and help Ford recall and replace all transmissions for the Ford Fiesta.

- Palm City, FL, USA

problem #198

Jul 132013

Fiesta

  • 9,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Fiesta. The contact stated that while driving approximately 10 mph, the vehicle violently shuttered and stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the power train control module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The contact mentioned that the failure recurred while driving at low speeds. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 9,000.

- Tampa, FL, USA

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